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Postby Cyber Bishop » Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:13 am

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Burn wrote:I would hope that Davros doesn't pop up. We've got Sek now and quite frankly, with him around Daleks are finally a little bit terrifying.


Agreed, I like the Sek character and what he brings to the table.
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Postby DARKAGEIS » Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:23 pm

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Burn wrote:I would hope that Davros doesn't pop up. We've got Sek now and quite frankly, with him around Daleks are finally a little bit terrifying.


Agreed, I like the Sek character and what he brings to the table.


see im a little unsure, davros is a nice developed charcter so theres a lot of history to play with, but i suppose wit sek you have a whole new charcter to play with.

oh i cant decide!!!

on a side note a revamped davros would be cool.
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Postby Burn » Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:41 pm

Making Davros into a Dalek killed the character in my eyes.

Of course a show down between Davros and Sek could be a good thing ...
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Postby Cyber Bishop » Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:48 pm

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Burn wrote:Making Davros into a Dalek killed the character in my eyes.

Of course a show down between Davros and Sek could be a good thing ...


I thought Davros whereabouts were unknown..

Him vs Sek would be something interesting to see.
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Postby Burn » Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:14 pm

May be unknown, he in fact should be dead unless he was still enough Kaled to be spared from being wiped out by Rose.
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Postby Darth Bombshell » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:15 pm

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Postby Burn » Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:28 am

And this my fellow fans, is why I now pretty much download the tv shows I want to watch instead of waiting for it to air in Australia.

Despite earlier media reports to the contrary, the Australian TV Week magazine mentions in its latest edition that both public broadcasters, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) have passed on Torchwood. There is no indication that any of the Australian commercial broadcasters will pick up the show.

The ABC is expected to screen the third series of Doctor Who from mid-year but this is still subject to official confirmation.


Said it before and i'll say it again. The ABC have their heads so far up their arses it's not funny. The Sci-Fi channel in America has already picked up Dr Who for this year and yet the ABC are still undecided despite Dr Who giving them some of the best ratings they could ever hope for in the last two years.

Screw them, and screw waiting for the commercial broadcasters to pick Torchwood up because they'll screw it over into a late night time slot just like they've done to Star Trek, Stargate, BSG and even 24 now.
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Postby Darth Bombshell » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:34 am

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Any word on whether or not Torchwood would be coming to North America? It'll have to come to Canada, at any rate. I mean, the CBC helps finance the show, fer chrissakes.
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Postby DARKAGEIS » Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:18 pm

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its not often i get to do this but...

its been out in the uk for a couple of weeks, boxart's differant though.

http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/3294163/ ... oduct.html

im tempted to pick it up, but it does mean id have to try and get all of the dvd's. at the mo' all ive got is genesis, revalation and remberance all of the daleks. breaking out of the "dalek only" safety net could mean a lot of wages going on even more dvds. im glad id get a discount.
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Postby Darth Bombshell » Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:49 pm

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DARKAGEIS wrote:its not often i get to do this but...

its been out in the uk for a couple of weeks, boxart's differant though.


I know that it's been out in the UK for a while. This is the US release I'm talking about here.
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Postby DARKAGEIS » Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:51 pm

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Darth Bombshell wrote:
DARKAGEIS wrote:its not often i get to do this but...

its been out in the uk for a couple of weeks, boxart's differant though.


I know that it's been out in the UK for a while. This is the US release I'm talking about here.


yeah hence why i got to say its been out in the uk for a while lol.
usual its me waiting for the uk release of someting (most things). makes a pleasant change.
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Postby Cyber Bishop » Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:59 pm

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Darth Bombshell wrote:Any word on whether or not Torchwood would be coming to North America? It'll have to come to Canada, at any rate. I mean, the CBC helps finance the show, fer chrissakes.


bittorrent...

That is all I am going to say.. :grin:
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Postby Burn » Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:01 pm

Cyber Bishop wrote:
Darth Bombshell wrote:Any word on whether or not Torchwood would be coming to North America? It'll have to come to Canada, at any rate. I mean, the CBC helps finance the show, fer chrissakes.


bittorrent...

That is all I am going to say.. :grin:


I heartily endorse this statement! :grin:
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Postby Darth Bombshell » Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:04 pm

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DARKAGEIS wrote:yeah hence why i got to say its been out in the uk for a while lol.
usual its me waiting for the uk release of someting (most things). makes a pleasant change.


I guess it has something to do with the fact that "Doctor Who" is a UK product, meaning they get it first before we do.

Cyber Bishop wrote:bittorrent...

That is all I am going to say.. :grin:


Or *cough*Youtube*cough*. ;)
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Postby Cyberstrike » Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:17 am

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Darth Bombshell wrote:Of course, with the rumors that the Master is coming back, maybe the Time Lords aren't all dead, after all.


I've got an interesting idea here on that.
The Doctor a few times (in "Dalek" and "The Parting of the Ways" in particular) implies or hints ar that he's responsible for not only the Daleks' defeat but the destruction of the Time Lords in the Time War as well.

Now if they bring some more of Time Lords back (others as well as The Master) they want nothing to do with him at all. This explains why the Doctor doesn't feel them in his mind anymore it's a form of punishment to be exiled from his race for all time. Or they might have orders to kill him on site. This could make a season where the Doctor is sort of a fugitive on the run and is trying to find a way to clear his name and out run his his own people who are out for his blood.

Either way it would be very interesting to see what happens.

I'm just going to miss Billie Piper though. :( :sad:
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Postby Burn » Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:46 am

Bugger.

Ten signs BBC's hit Dr Who spin-off
28th February 2007, 16:59 WST

Sizzling British sci-fi drama Torchwood, a Doctor Who spin-off about American air force renegade Captain Jack Harkness, has been licensed to Network Ten by BBC Worldwide.

The adventure-packed series follows a team of global investigators led by the John Barrowman-played Harkness, who first appeared on Doctor Who in 2005.

The department named Torchwood is dominated by bright young characters who make the most of alien technology which they scavenged from an alien wreckage to fight crime.

The first episode of Torchwood was the most watched non-sport program ever to air on a British digital channel when it was shown on BBC Three.

The program is directed straight at Ten's target 16- to 39-year-old audience, it's sexy, clever and fast-paced.

The Australian network has already shown great faith in the show by committing to a second series, which is yet to be completed.

Ten head of programming Beverly McGarvey said: "Torchwood brings a sexy new twist to the traditional cop show genre that we at Ten are thrilled to have as part of our 2007 slate".

Torchwood, written by Doctor Who, Casanova, and Queer as Folk's Russell T Davies has now been sold to nine countries.

It was named after an anagram which was used to protect the secrecy of early Doctor Who roughcuts.
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Oh sure we're going to get it in Australia ... but i'm betting by the end of the season it'll be shafted to a late night time slot.

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Postby Cyber Bishop » Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:48 am

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Burn wrote:Bugger.

Ten signs BBC's hit Dr Who spin-off
28th February 2007, 16:59 WST

Sizzling British sci-fi drama Torchwood, a Doctor Who spin-off about American air force renegade Captain Jack Harkness, has been licensed to Network Ten by BBC Worldwide.

The adventure-packed series follows a team of global investigators led by the John Barrowman-played Harkness, who first appeared on Doctor Who in 2005.

The department named Torchwood is dominated by bright young characters who make the most of alien technology which they scavenged from an alien wreckage to fight crime.

The first episode of Torchwood was the most watched non-sport program ever to air on a British digital channel when it was shown on BBC Three.

The program is directed straight at Ten's target 16- to 39-year-old audience, it's sexy, clever and fast-paced.

The Australian network has already shown great faith in the show by committing to a second series, which is yet to be completed.

Ten head of programming Beverly McGarvey said: "Torchwood brings a sexy new twist to the traditional cop show genre that we at Ten are thrilled to have as part of our 2007 slate".

Torchwood, written by Doctor Who, Casanova, and Queer as Folk's Russell T Davies has now been sold to nine countries.

It was named after an anagram which was used to protect the secrecy of early Doctor Who roughcuts.
AAP


Oh sure we're going to get it in Australia ... but i'm betting by the end of the season it'll be shafted to a late night time slot.

uTorrent, you are my best friend.


Bittorrent and limewire were my friends in nabbing the whole season 1 of Torchwood. :D
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Postby Darth Bombshell » Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:33 pm

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I just checked out TVShowsonDVD.com, and saw that "The Invasion" and "The Sontaran Experiment" come out on Tuesday.
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Postby Exulted Unicron » Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:25 am

according to the BBC who website (UK) the next two classic releases are Timelash and Robot
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Postby Darth Bombshell » Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:39 am

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Exulted Unicron wrote:according to the BBC who website (UK) the next two classic releases are Timelash and Robot


Yeah, I read that, too. Can't wait to get my hands on "Robot". "Timelash", on the other hand...
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Postby Cyber Bishop » Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:24 am

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Darth Bombshell wrote:Yeah, I read that, too. Can't wait to get my hands on "Robot"


Me either.. Tom's first episode! :grin:

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Cyber Bishop wrote:Oh DB I love your sig pix!


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Postby Darth Bombshell » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:08 pm

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Special Features for the "Robot" and "Timelash" DVD's:

Robot:

* Commentary by Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, producer Barry Letts and writer Terrance Dicks
* Are Friends Electric? (dur. 38' 58"). A documentary, which looks at Tom Baker's introduction as the Doctor and the making of his first story. It features interviews with actors Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Alec Linstead, Patricia Maynard, Michael Kilgarriff and Edward Burnham, producers Barry Letts and Philip Hinchcliffe, script editor Terrance Dicks, director Christopher Barry and production unit manager George Gallacio.
* The Tunnel Effect (dur. 13' 47"), a look at the creation of the Tom Baker Slit Scan title sequence
* A clip from Blue Peter, recorded on the Robot sets
* Photo gallery, production subtitle notes and Radio Times listings in pdf format

Timelash

* Commentary by Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant and Paul Darrow
* The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (dur. 25' 01"). documentary which looks at the making of the story. It features actors Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Paul Darrow, David Chandler, Robert Ashby, script editor Eric Saward, writer Glen McCoy and journalist Paul Lang, and is narrated by Terry Molloy
* The release will be the first to feature a Coming Soon trail which will act as a tester for the next DVD
* Photo gallery, production subtitle notes and Radio Times listings in pdf format

Robot is due for release on 28 May 2007, followed by Timelash on 25 June.


Also, has anyone managed to find "The Invasion" and "The Sontaran Experiment" anywhere?
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Postby Rogue. » Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:27 am

I am so glad that the DW DVDs are treated so well. I love getting heaps of bonus materials that I will actually enjoy... it's almost half the excitement of getting another DW DVD :) I loved the features on the Genesis of the Daleks set.

Darth Bombshell wrote:Also, has anyone managed to find "The Invasion" and "The Sontaran Experiment" anywhere?


I'm not sure if you have them in Canada, but I would check Best Buy. That's the only "physical" store in my area that I know of that carries Doctor Who DVDs. I had to drive half an hour just to pick up Series 1 & 2 when S2 was released, because they were on sale -- and the only place I could get them right away.

I usually order from DeepDiscount. Formerly called DeepDiscountDVD and DeepDiscountCD, they merged their two sites into one and added books to their store. I love the free shipping, though it can take a week or more to show up. And my wishlists are messed up since I forgot to update my DDCD log in email address, and now I have two accounts there. Argh.
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