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Old 05-01-2005, 01:51 PM   #121 (Print)
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I loved his retro phone when calling rose the other week though!
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Old 05-01-2005, 02:24 PM   #122 (Print)
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La la la la la la - not listening - fingers in ears (watching it later today!)

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Old 05-01-2005, 03:56 PM   #123 (Print)
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Sorry...I haven't given anything away. Promise!
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Old 05-01-2005, 04:37 PM   #124 (Print)
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Not a problem - my own fault if will read threads about programmes I haven't caught up on. Seen it now.

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Old 05-02-2005, 04:12 AM   #125 (Print)
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I loved his retro phone when calling rose the other week though!



See http://www.pokia.com/

Retrio handsets for your mobile, although not sure why you'd want to carry a handset thats is way bigger than the phone is beyone me...
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Old 05-02-2005, 04:59 AM   #126 (Print)
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At least with a proper handset, you can feel whether the earpiece is aligned to your ear. I hate all of those mobiles where you have to keep sliding them around to keep hearing the other half of the conversation.

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Old 05-02-2005, 05:07 AM   #127 (Print)
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I can imagine the looks I would get walking down the street with an earpice like that attached to my ear It looks fine in the doctors tardis though!
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Old 05-02-2005, 05:19 AM   #128 (Print)
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I think that the Doctor was using one like this ...



He obviously replaced the one that came with the Police Box.

However, I suppose in a universe of infinite worlds, more than one planet has come up with the same design at one time or another. And maybe some of them were also used as telephones.

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Old 05-07-2005, 01:43 PM   #129 (Print)
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Just to point out a small in-joke in the episode just broadcast.

The full job title of the BBC Director General is 'chief executive and editor-in-chief'.
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Old 05-07-2005, 03:23 PM   #130 (Print)
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And what a fine chest Anna Maxwell-Martin was showing.

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Old 05-07-2005, 03:27 PM   #131 (Print)
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... and at every opportunity and camera angle.

Reminds me of Peri, and why she was introduced. Same motives on behalf of the producers methinks.

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Old 05-07-2005, 05:46 PM   #132 (Print)
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[QUOTE=iankb]I think that the Doctor was using one like this ...



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"Proper" Pokia's were limited edition, and now there on Firebox for £35 to fit most phones, there not refurb handsets but new "old skool designs". Link in case anyone needs one...

http://www.firebox.com/index.html?d...roduct&pid=1044

Personally speaking, if anyone does find the latest phones too small look at the V3, motorola have got the size right ever since the startac, and the V3 is a great size for a phone. But if you get one don't damage the display (in my case stupidly walking into something with it in my pocket, as I was quoted £200 to replace the LCD (the phones only £250 new) I ended up getting all the bits on ebay for less than £40..

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Old 05-14-2005, 09:21 AM   #133 (Print)
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I noticed at the end of last weeks Doctor Who that they have given away most of the plot for tonights show. I hadn't noticed this before and hate it when programmes do this. Usually I switch off before it gets that far, but happened to watch it on live tv last week.
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Old 05-14-2005, 03:04 PM   #134 (Print)
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I was pleasantly surprised by tonight's episode.

I never thought I'd enjoy an episode without Daleks more than any episode with Daleks, but tonight's proved me wrong.

Well done Paul Cornell, absolutely outstanding.

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Old 05-22-2005, 02:58 PM   #135 (Print)
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Just watched this week's. Don't know about kids, but it nearly had me hiding behind the proverbial.

AAMOI, anyone here got children that watched it?

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Old 05-22-2005, 03:03 PM   #136 (Print)
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I noticed at the end of last weeks Doctor Who that they have given away most of the plot for tonights show. I hadn't noticed this before and hate it when programmes do this. Usually I switch off before it gets that far, but happened to watch it on live tv last week.

They have done that at the end of every episode up to the one just broadcast.

I think they have had quite a few complaints because this time they rolled the closing titles and gave a warning that they were about to show scenes from the next episode.
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Old 05-22-2005, 03:42 PM   #137 (Print)
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It seems that for soaps, it's almost normal to know the plot in advance months in advance!! It's hard to even avoid the plots as many get printed on the cover of magazines.

I'd rather not know personally.
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Old 05-23-2005, 04:14 AM   #138 (Print)
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Saturday's episode definitely the best yet; genuinely scary, laugh out loud funny in places, good FX.

Could comfortably have stretched to be one of those six-parters they used to do though - felt a bit rushed in places.

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Old 05-23-2005, 07:17 AM   #140 (Print)
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Saturday's episode definitely the best yet; genuinely scary, laugh out loud funny in places, good FX.

Could comfortably have stretched to be one of those six-parters they used to do though - felt a bit rushed in places.
I wonder why they took the decision not to have cliffhangers in most of these stories?

Several of them could easily have accommodated them (e.g. the Charles Dickens story) and the ones that did have a cliffhanger (Aliens in 10 Downing Street) could have had more.

I think these 40 minute episodes would have benefited from being expanded to 2 x 25 minute episodes with more cliffhangers.

I don't watch Doctor Who Confidential as I want to avoid seeing any previews (yes, that includes monsters, Radio Times!), so I don't know if this has been covered there.

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Old 05-23-2005, 01:17 PM   #141 (Print)
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I prefer single 40-45 minute episodes over multiple shorter ones. This length gives the opportunity for reasonable story development while still keeping the whole thing taut (some of the old, longer stories look a bit flabby by comparison). And having the whole thing wrap up in one episode is more satisfying, while there is still the opportunity for an overall story arc (which in this case seems to be about Rose's relationship with the Doctor and the Doctor coming to terms with being the last Timelord).

Many years ago, I used to watch The Bill. It was in hour long episodes (so, 42 mins without adverts) and had the opportunity for longer story arcs, one or two short stories wrapped up in the episode and one or two stories lasting two to three episodes. That was just about perfect. Then I lost interest when they made it into a soap.
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