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Tardis001
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Rumpole at December 14, 2018 at 8:51 PM

lightspeed at December 14, 2018 at 7:59 PM

MaxHR at December 14, 2018 at 2:42 AM

the real reason for female dr who:
women stars bring in bigger movie revenue

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/the-hub-on-screen/arts-news-13-december/10610700


Surely there are other factors that come into consideration for box office success?

- who the lead is, and whether they are independently popular
- the acting skill of the lead (unless women are generally better than men...?)
- the type of movie - action, romcom, disney etc - and the quality of the script

It all sounds so simplistic - like you can take any script, cast a female lead and watch the dollars roll in.
I'd like to think that making a movie was more of a creative process, not just a check list of requirements. 

I think it's a reverse "MeToo".


A number of women have obviously been repressed at the hands of male producers/directors, so there is a desire to give them a better go and the public support that.


It can go too far of course, women playing roles that would be better suited to men.  I hope we are not going down an androgynous road, in other words vive la differance !

Hmmm ... too dangerous, I'm not going there!   ;)

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December 14, 2018 at 10:06 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Next Friday is International Dalek Remembrance Day! https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/international-dalek-remembrance-day
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December 15, 2018 at 8:23 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Here is someone's take on past Doctor Who Christmas specials. What are your thoughts? https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-12-14/doctor-who-christmas-specials-have-disappointed-us-for-years-bring-on-who-years-day/
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December 16, 2018 at 3:38 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Sex, violence and dirty jokes in Doctor Who: https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/cult/a852875/doctor-who-controversial-moments/
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December 16, 2018 at 3:41 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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A few Whovian reviews of Series 11: https://theboar.org/2018/12/doctor-who-series-11-review/
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December 16, 2018 at 3:44 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Tardis001 at December 16, 2018 at 3:38 PM

Here is someone's take on past Doctor Who Christmas specials. What are your thoughts? https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-12-14/doctor-who-christmas-specials-have-disappointed-us-for-years-bring-on-who-years-day/

A lot of Christmas specials not just Dr Who are disappointing. People aer probably thinking of something else at that time of year. Better to give it a miss and continue with serial type episodes during the year.

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December 16, 2018 at 4:14 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Has anyone posted this one?

"Doctor Who New Year’s special plot details revealed"  


https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-11-23/doctor-who-christmas-2018-special-will-air-on-new-years-day-not-christmas-day/



December 16, 2018 at 8:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Finalised UK ratings for the Doctor Who spin-off Series 1: http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/doctor-who-series-11-2018-uk-ratings-accumulator-88397.htm
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December 17, 2018 at 4:10 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Photon at December 16, 2018 at 8:53 PM

Has anyone posted this one?

"Doctor Who New Year’s special plot details revealed"  


https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-11-23/doctor-who-christmas-2018-special-will-air-on-new-years-day-not-christmas-day/



And here's the trailer for anyone who missed it. Many are speculating the Daleks will return:

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December 18, 2018 at 2:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Finally, looks like Tony Abbott gets a gig on Dr Who then,  eh?

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December 18, 2018 at 7:41 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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MaxHR at December 18, 2018 at 7:41 AM

Finally, looks like Tony Abbott gets a gig on Dr Who then,  eh?

Now that would be a horror. :lol:

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December 18, 2018 at 3:32 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Rumpole at December 18, 2018 at 3:32 PM

MaxHR at December 18, 2018 at 7:41 AM

Finally, looks like Tony Abbott gets a gig on Dr Who then,  eh?

Now that would be a horror. :lol:

Does that mean Malcolm Turnbull appears as the Doctor???
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December 18, 2018 at 3:52 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Tardis001 at December 18, 2018 at 3:52 PM

Rumpole at December 18, 2018 at 3:32 PM

MaxHR at December 18, 2018 at 7:41 AM

Finally, looks like Tony Abbott gets a gig on Dr Who then,  eh?

Now that would be a horror. :lol:

Does that mean Malcolm Turnbull appears as the Doctor???

Fertile ground for Huw Parkinson.  :)

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December 18, 2018 at 4:18 PM Flag Quote & Reply

MaxHR
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wonder if the threat could be ice warriors?
weren't they frozen in antartica or sumpin?
activated by 'global warming' 

that could be the morality lesson for the youngun's


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December 18, 2018 at 5:37 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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One for thje kiddies:


https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/a25618922/doctor-who-christmas-special-2018-watch-mini-episode/

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December 18, 2018 at 6:04 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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MaxHR at December 18, 2018 at 5:37 PM

wonder if the threat could be ice warriors?
weren't they frozen in antartica or sumpin?
activated by 'global warming' 

that could be the morality lesson for the youngun's


A number of sources are reporting that it's the Daleks.



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December 18, 2018 at 6:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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I've just done a quick comparison of the accumulated UK ratings of Doctor Who across 2015 (Peter Capaldi's debut year), 2017 (Peter's final year) and 2018 (Jodie Whittaker's debut year). These are based on the ratings data provided across those years on the Doctor Who TV website.


Unfortunately, I couldn't find the data for equivalent years for Australia, but I'm assuming that there would be similar trends, even though the viewing audience is likely to be smaller than in the UK.


VIEWING AUDIENCE (FIRST TO LAST EPISODE OF SERIES)


2015: 10.76 - 9.62 million (a 10.6% decline across the series).

2017: 7.24 - 5.6 million (a 22.6% decline across the series).

2018: 10.96 - 6.65 million (a 39.3% decline across the series).


APPRECIATION INDEX (%) (LOWEST TO HIGHEST)


2015: 82 - 85

2017: 81 - 85

2018: 79 - 83


CONCLUSION 


Jodie's debut episode had slightly more viewers than Peter's debut episode (by about 200,000 or 0.2 million viewers), but the series finished with 2.97 million fewer viewers than Peter's first series. Nevertheless, the 2018 series still finished with about 1 million more viewers than Peter's final episode in 2017.


However, the rate of decline in the size of the viewing audience in 2018 was significantly higher than in 2015 and 2017 (39.3% in 2018 compared with 10.6% in 2015 and 22.6% in 2017). Suggesting that there was a large initial interest in seeing Jodie's debut episode, but that interest waned quickly as the series progressed, more rapidly than in Peter's first and final series.


The Appreciation Indices (AIs) also tell an interesting tale. They remained relatively high in those three years, but they do suggest that there was a slightly less appreciation of episodes in 2018, with the lowest AI (79%) recorded for the final episode of 2018.


So, 2018 has been a mixed year for Doctor Who - a boost of about 1 million UK viewers by series end (compared with 2017) but losing about 39.3% of its viewers along the way. And a hint that viewers were less satisfied with Series 11 compared with Series 8 and 10. It will be interesting to see how things turn out in 2020.

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December 19, 2018 at 1:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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So after Jodies debut, who do we rank as our favourite Doctors ?


Leaving aside the numbers (I can't count anyway), for me its


Pertwee

Tom Baker

Eccleston


Mainly because they didn't rush their dialogues and I could understand what they were saying, and the scripts and plot were better.


Jodie doesn't rank high in my estimation I'm afraid.

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December 19, 2018 at 1:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Rumpole at December 19, 2018 at 1:07 AM

So after Jodies debut, who do we rank as our favourite Doctors ?


Leaving aside the numbers (I can't count anyway), for me its


Pertwee

Tom Baker

Eccleston


Mainly because they didn't rush their dialogues and I could understand what they were saying, and the scripts and plot were better.


Jodie doesn't rank high in my estimation I'm afraid.

Tom Baker

David Tennant

Peter Capaldi

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December 19, 2018 at 1:35 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Tardis001 at December 18, 2018 at 3:52 PM

Rumpole at December 18, 2018 at 3:32 PM

MaxHR at December 18, 2018 at 7:41 AM

Finally, looks like Tony Abbott gets a gig on Dr Who then,  eh?

Now that would be a horror. :lol:

Does that mean Malcolm Turnbull appears as the Doctor???

Sounds like a real horror story!  :o




 

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