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Doctor Who Stateside

Post by Bouncelot » Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:23 pm

The Sci-Fi Channel has just brought the rights to screen Doctor Who (new) Series One in the US. For fireworks and more details, see the BBC's Doctor Who site

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Post by sprunkner » Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:35 pm

I'll finally be able to understand everyone!
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Post by Guest » Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:37 pm

sprunkner wrote:I'll finally be able to understand everyone!


Fantastic! ;)

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Post by Best First » Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:43 am

sprunkner wrote:I'll finally be able to understand everyone!


don't count on it.
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Post by spiderfrommars » Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:16 pm

What took them so long?

edit - I notice its on at 9pm. Too gay for a family show over there then?

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Post by inflatable dalek » Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:42 pm

Still a prime time slot though...

I take it this is why the American box set was suddenly pulled from the schedule?
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Post by spiderfrommars » Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:29 pm

Yep.

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Post by Legion » Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:30 pm

Ah, i heard about that and was wondering why that's happened!

still, good news for the American's finally getting it, better late then never! :)

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Post by Professor Smooth » Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:39 pm

Is there really a market for this? Most of the Doctor Who fans in the US will have already seen the eps either by way of bittorrent, soulseek, limewire, or just the "custom" DVD sets that are widely available.

It needs to be learned that, in today's society, if something is not available immediately in one place, it will still be aquired by those who want it.

But woo, I can finally watch the new eps on my bigscreen and not on a computer monitor!
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Post by Brendocon » Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:49 pm

Professor Smooth wrote:Is there really a market for this? Most of the Doctor Who fans in the US will have already seen the eps either by way of bittorrent, soulseek, limewire, or just the "custom" DVD sets that are widely available.

It needs to be learned that, in today's society, if something is not available immediately in one place, it will still be aquired by those who want it.


What about those who want it but don't have the facilities to acquire it by the aforementioned methods?

Also, showing has the potential to bring it to a new market. Those who catch it by accident, are intrigued by a new programme, yadda yadda yadda.
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Post by Denyer » Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:02 pm

Professor Smooth wrote: Most of the Doctor Who fans in the US will have already seen the eps either by way of bittorrent, soulseek, limewire, or just the "custom" DVD sets that are widely available.


Nah, still a market... tech geeks are a subset of geeks in general. New demographics to reach, too. New generations.

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Post by inflatable dalek » Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:05 am

Denyer wrote:
Professor Smooth wrote: Nah, still a market... tech geeks are a subset of geeks in general. New demographics to reach, too. New generations.


New people to make money out of...
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