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Dr Who to be a hollywood blockbuster?

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    Ian2
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    Dr Herbie

    Yes, I read about it this morning here

    The worrying part is : "Russell T Davies and then Steven Moffat have done their own transformations, which were fantastic, but we have to put that aside and start from scratch" Quoted from David Yates (who directed the last 4 Harry Potter films).

    So this is effectively a 're-imagining', which is usually sign it'll be awful; I'm hoping to like it, but expecting not to.

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    ManipUni

    I joy, another bad Dr. Who movie, because the franchise just doesn't have enough already...

    Sounds really horrible to be frank. Like "please cancel this now" horrible. Just a perfect storm of bad ideas and bad people, please make it go away!

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    W3bbo

    I'd just like to remind everyone who has got their panties in a twist, that Dr. Who was, is, and will remain essentially a childrens' TV programme

    Just saying.

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    Ray7

    Mmm. Hope they don't give it the 'Hollywood treatment.'

    Having said that, I think Johnny Depp would make a good Doctor Who, and unlike most he can pull off a half-decent English accent.

     

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    ManipUni

    @W3bbo: I call it family programming. Which is to say inclusive of all ages. Frankly I will happily watch a good (or original) show even if it isn't aimed at me.   

    Very few shows these days are actually aimed at adult audiences (either UK or US). Off the top of my head the only shows I can name are - Dexter, [The] Walking Dead, True Blood, Spooks/Mi5, and that's it. I'm sure there are others, but not many.

    When you contrast Dr. Who with the US equivalent (Eureka, Fringe, Lost, etc) it is still a gem in a see if mediocre story-telling. Yes, Lost started off well, but it was very poor by the time they had finished with it. 

     

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    Ian2

    @W3bbo:

    , W3bbo wrote

    I'd just like to remind everyone who has got their panties in a twist, that Dr. Who was, is, and will remain essentially a childrens' TV programme

    Just saying.

    Hells' teeth, don't tell me I have spent the last five years posting to an adult forum?

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    figuerres

    Hmm  well the Dr. is always getting "Transformed" every time he re-generates just have to see if they do this one right or mess it up.  i would like to see K-9 return Smiley

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    spivonious

    As long as Amy Pond is in this one, I'll be happy. Tongue Out

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    ManipUni

    @spivonious: If she was sitting in a chair motionless and silent for two hours I'd go see it. 

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    cbae

    , ManipUni wrote

    @spivonious: If she was sitting in a chair motionless and silent for two hours I'd go see it. 

    That would be kind of creepy though.

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    ManipUni

    @cbae: ... And yet only half as creepy as me watching it... 

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    ScanIAm

    , ManipUni wrote

    @cbae: ... And yet only half as creepy as me watching it... 

    Ok, so since we're admitting to an unhealthy attraction to Amelia...The episodes where she was aged heavily while stuck in quarantine did not turn me off enough for my own comfort...

    On-topic, hollywood is pretty quick to grasp at any kind of pop culture spike, and the latest incarnations of the show have been really, really good.  Even the ones that would embarass me if I had to describe them to anyone.  Eccleston to Smith has been consistently awesome, so it was only a matter of time before they got ruined.

    And you can kind of blame the producers and directors.  They seem to have the american equivalent of anglophilia....maybe americophilia?

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    brian.​shapiro

    WHY?

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    cbae

    What?

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    brian.​shapiro

    Why do a Doctor Who movie?

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    cbae

    @brian.shapiro: Why do what Dr. Who movie where?

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    spivonious

    I think it's Pond's mini-skirts. I think she wore one every single episode.

    I'm actually not as big of a fan of Smith as I was of Tennant; I think it's because "Amy gets pregnant" is a plot device in every episode.

    And no spoilers about the current season; we Americans without BBC America have to wait a year to see the episodes on Netflix.

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