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(Den Of Geek)   Deep Breath, Peter Capaldi's first Doctor Who episode, is going to get a cinematic release   (denofgeek.com) divider line 36
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2014-07-25 12:02:08 PM  
*squee*

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2014-07-25 12:23:24 PM  
"On August 23rd, cinemas around the world* will be showing the episode for one day only."


*Offer valid only if you live in a city of 1 million or more and within 10 miles of an ocean.
 
2014-07-25 12:33:21 PM  
Yay! I want to pay $15 to watch TV for 1-1/2 hours!
 
2014-07-25 01:16:36 PM  
But it's in B&W and most of the effects aren't even done, let alone worthy of a cinema screen.
 
2014-07-25 01:55:09 PM  
Put it on the IMAX and I'm  there.
 
2014-07-25 01:57:15 PM  
Having seen the 50th Anniversary episode live in the theater, I have to say that it's a really fun experience, and just makes the whole thing much more exciting than watching it at home.
 
2014-07-25 01:59:33 PM  

unlikely: "On August 23rd, cinemas around the world* will be showing the episode for one day only."
*Offer valid only if you live in a city of 1 million or more and within 10 miles of an ocean.


Not if it enjoys the same level of distribution as Day Of The Doctor.

And why wouldn't it? I don't think that's a major weekend for family or action releases, and it probably costs a pittance for theaters to screen it. Which means it's all kinds of profit from concession sales.
 
2014-07-25 02:37:13 PM  

oldfarthenry: Yay! I want to pay $15 to watch TV for 1-1/2 hours!


It was cool for the 50th anniversary but this would get old fast as you said, its TV formatted for TV. Still if it makes money for the BBC which = more doctor who then so be it.
 
2014-07-25 02:50:54 PM  

onzmadi: oldfarthenry: Yay! I want to pay $15 to watch TV for 1-1/2 hours!

It was cool for the 50th anniversary but this would get old fast as you said, its TV formatted for TV. Still if it makes money for the BBC which = more doctor who then so be it.


I did it for the 50th simulcast, and it was a lot of fun because you had the energy of all the fans coming out and having a great time, plus there was a lot of fun cosplay at my theater in Bellevue, WA. For this one, I'm kind of torn. It might be fun, but it's not going to recapture the same magic.
 
2014-07-25 02:58:10 PM  

clkeagle: unlikely: "On August 23rd, cinemas around the world* will be showing the episode for one day only."
*Offer valid only if you live in a city of 1 million or more and within 10 miles of an ocean.

Not if it enjoys the same level of distribution as Day Of The Doctor.

And why wouldn't it? I don't think that's a major weekend for family or action releases, and it probably costs a pittance for theaters to screen it. Which means it's all kinds of profit from concession sales.


It depends. There were two airings for Day of the Doctor. One was the worldwide simulcast, which only cover 11 cities in the US (luckily Bellevue, WA was one of them so I got to go). There was a much wider distro, but that came on Monday evening following the airing, so you either had to watch it before and make the theatrical viewing a repeat or you had to avoid spoilers for almost three days.

My theater only offered one screen at first, but they keep adding more and more screens until they just ran our of ones that they could spare. They finally wound up selling out six auditoriums, which was impressive that they opened up so many since it was also the weekend Catching Fire premiered, which was the top grossing movie of 2013. With that kind of response, I can see a lot more theaters being interested in the simulcast, because it is a good way to fill up auditoriums on a Saturday afternoon in the post-summer movie doldrums.
 
2014-07-25 03:13:16 PM  
People who write press releases like that should be gassed,  shot, drawn and quartered and buried face down, just in case they are not dead and try to dig their way out.
 
2014-07-25 03:14:04 PM  

Mad_Radhu: clkeagle: unlikely: "On August 23rd, cinemas around the world* will be showing the episode for one day only."
*Offer valid only if you live in a city of 1 million or more and within 10 miles of an ocean.

Not if it enjoys the same level of distribution as Day Of The Doctor.

And why wouldn't it? I don't think that's a major weekend for family or action releases, and it probably costs a pittance for theaters to screen it. Which means it's all kinds of profit from concession sales.

It depends. There were two airings for Day of the Doctor. One was the worldwide simulcast, which only cover 11 cities in the US (luckily Bellevue, WA was one of them so I got to go). There was a much wider distro, but that came on Monday evening following the airing, so you either had to watch it before and make the theatrical viewing a repeat or you had to avoid spoilers for almost three days.

My theater only offered one screen at first, but they keep adding more and more screens until they just ran our of ones that they could spare. They finally wound up selling out six auditoriums, which was impressive that they opened up so many since it was also the weekend Catching Fire premiered, which was the top grossing movie of 2013. With that kind of response, I can see a lot more theaters being interested in the simulcast, because it is a good way to fill up auditoriums on a Saturday afternoon in the post-summer movie doldrums.


Oh right, I forgot there was a delay before the "general" release.

Either way it's a great idea. And what the hell... theaters in general are trending downward quickly. I still think it has to do with the general quality of movies dropping, and the general quality of television increasing over the last 10-15 years (basically since The Shield premiered and raised the bar).

If Doctor Who continues to enjoy theatrical success, maybe more TV shows will follow in their footsteps? Even Netflix or other web-based producers could try this with premiere/special episodes as a way to gain public interest. Hell... when I think about building a theater room for my family, one of the first things that comes to mind is us watching Doctor Who together every week in the theater room.
 
2014-07-25 03:21:50 PM  

oldfarthenry: Yay! I want to pay $15 to watch TV for 1-1/2 hours!


Seriously man, that's what the modern movie-watching experience is anyway.
Except I think at the theater you get more commercials.
 
2014-07-25 03:28:15 PM  
Let's see...pay $15 to see it at the local cinema or not pay and have it edited so BBCA can cram as many ads in as possible? Shut up and take my money!
 
2014-07-25 03:55:26 PM  

capngroovy: Let's see...pay $15 to see it at the local cinema or not pay and have it edited so BBCA can cram as many ads in as possible? Shut up and take my money!


c) Watch it on itunes from home with no ads.
 
2014-07-25 03:56:37 PM  
Reminds me of Distant Pale Glimmers, the series of basically tv episodes being aired in cinemas in the Ben Winters "Last Policeman" series.  The insinuation then was it wasn't about the money so much as the chance for fans to come together a few times before the world ended.
 
2014-07-25 04:05:09 PM  
Does this mean they are going to bring back Eric Roberts as the Master as well?
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2014-07-25 04:21:31 PM  
Hopefully it is better than Day of the Doctor.  I was so excited for that episode and it was the biggest circle jerk in the history of the series.
 
2014-07-25 04:48:18 PM  
It was a pretty decent episode, I'm looking forward to watching it again in color and with the CGI effects finished.
 
2014-07-25 05:09:43 PM  
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2014-07-25 05:43:56 PM  

insertsnarkyusername: It was a pretty decent episode, I'm looking forward to watching it again in color and with the CGI effects finished.


But Clara's issues made no sense.  Of all companions she should understand regeneration.  That whole bit felt wrong.  I hope the rest are better because music, colour and finished effects ain't gonna polish that turd of a storyline.
 
2014-07-25 05:51:07 PM  

darkman2000: insertsnarkyusername: It was a pretty decent episode, I'm looking forward to watching it again in color and with the CGI effects finished.

But Clara's issues made no sense.  Of all companions she should understand regeneration.  That whole bit felt wrong.  I hope the rest are better because music, colour and finished effects ain't gonna polish that turd of a storyline.


I think you may asking a bit much out of Doctor Who. It was all Peter Capaldi getting into the shoes of the Doctor and he did it well.
 
2014-07-25 06:06:46 PM  
clkeagle: .. Hell... when I think about building a theater room for my family, one of the first things that comes to mind is us watching Doctor Who together every week in the theater room.

I did it for about the same reason, and it is all the way awesome. 5.1 surround and an eight foot diagonal picture is the way to go with Who.
 
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2014-07-25 06:26:32 PM  

quatchi: *squee*

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Done in one.

/double squee
 
2014-07-25 06:26:48 PM  
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2014-07-25 07:44:17 PM  

darkman2000: But Clara's issues made no sense. Of all companions she should understand regeneration. That whole bit felt wrong. I hope the rest are better because music, colour and finished effects ain't gonna polish that turd of a storyline.


Yep, considering she was the "bestest girl in blahblahblah" and sacrificed herself specifically to save the Doctor through ALL of his incarnations, then why is she so confused or befuddled by him acting differently?  Didn't they just say last year that she interacted or observed with EVERY incarnation of the Doctor at some point in time?

\the sooner she's off the show, the better
\\the writers obviously are saddled with a Moffat "good idea" and have no idea how to use her
 
2014-07-25 08:13:28 PM  
Breath deep, the gathering gloom,
 
2014-07-25 08:40:10 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Didn't they just say last year that she interacted or observed with EVERY incarnation of the Doctor at some point in time?


Not  that Clara, no. They sort of glossed over this, because well, honestly, they didn't reallythink it through, but the Clara timestream has left Clara shaped ripples in the Doctor's, but she wasn't really the one jetting around in his past.

All of NuWho has been sadly bad about actually making sense. Moffat is just more obvious about it, partially because he's much more idea focused. RTD didn't really care about plot, so long as the characters had a bit of a jog and a good chance to emote at each other. Moffat doesn't care about plot, so long as the characters have a bit of a jog away from a really complex idea that the writing staff didn't actually think through.

The leaked pilot demonstrates a lot of the problems with Clara- the Doctor starts ascribing her traits, like "control freak", even though we've never really seen her be a control freak. She doesn't even do anything particularly control freaky in the episode, but this is supposed to be a major driver in their relationship, suddenly. The actress is doing the best with what she's been given, but nobody seems to have any idea  who she is.
 
2014-07-25 11:11:26 PM  

oldfarthenry: Yay! I want to pay $15 to watch TV for 1-1/2 hours!



 
2014-07-25 11:12:48 PM  

Mad_Radhu: onzmadi: oldfarthenry: Yay! I want to pay $15 to watch TV for 1-1/2 hours!

It was cool for the 50th anniversary but this would get old fast as you said, its TV formatted for TV. Still if it makes money for the BBC which = more doctor who then so be it.

I did it for the 50th simulcast, and it was a lot of fun because you had the energy of all the fans coming out and having a great time, plus there was a lot of fun cosplay at my theater in Bellevue, WA. For this one, I'm kind of torn. It might be fun, but it's not going to recapture the same magic.


...but they're hoping it'll recapture a significant portion of revenue.
 
2014-07-26 01:31:20 AM  
t3knomanser:

All of NuWho has been sadly bad about actually making sense. Moffat is just more obvious about it, partially because he's much more idea focused. RTD didn't really care about plot, so long as the characters had a bit of a jog and a good chance to emote at each other. Moffat doesn't care about plot, so long as the characters have a bit of a jog away from a really complex idea that the writing staff didn't actually think through.

You have managed to sum up NuWho in four sentences. I am totally stealing that.
 
2014-07-26 01:45:56 AM  

darkman2000: insertsnarkyusername: It was a pretty decent episode, I'm looking forward to watching it again in color and with the CGI effects finished.

But Clara's issues made no sense.  Of all companions she should understand regeneration.  That whole bit felt wrong.  I hope the rest are better because music, colour and finished effects ain't gonna polish that turd of a storyline.


The reason Moffat wrote Clara that way in Deep Breath seemed obvious to me. It didn't make sense to her character, but Moffat thinks that the younger audience will have trouble adjusting to an older Doctor so he is having Clara help them along.

Leaving aside the condescension shown towards the viewers by this choice, I think it really highlights the fact that Moffat is not that good of a writer. He did write three good stories during RTDs reign but the more stories Moffat writes, the more his average comes down.
 
2014-07-26 08:02:02 AM  

chapman: Hopefully it is better than Day of the Doctor.  I was so excited for that episode and it was the biggest circle jerk in the history of the series.


No, it was one the best TV episodes ever. You must thinking of Day of the Teletubbies.
 
2014-07-26 08:43:30 AM  

wesmon: Leaving aside the condescension shown towards the viewers by this choice, I think it really highlights the fact that Moffat is not that good of a writer.


Moffat was the guy who basically stated he didn't think fans could or would want to "follow" two episode story arcs. As far as inconsistency in whatever version of Clara:

From Cold War:

CLARA: Chuffed.
GRISENKO: And so you should be. So what's the matter?
CLARA: Seeing those bodies back there. It's all got very real. Are we going to make it?
GRISENKO: Yes, of course.

From Nightmare in Silver:

CLARA: The Doctor said to get somewhere easily defensible, but if we just stay in the castle it'll pick us off one by one. We have to take it out.
HA-HA: Is that an order, ma'am?
CLARA: Yes.
HA-HA: Good.
CLARA: You know what to do.
BRAINS: Pulse to the back of the head. Fry the brain circuit interface.
CLARA: It's going to be hard to get in close enough.

It's tough to get it from reading the script, but in Cold War, Clara was legit upset about war and death and dying.  A few episodes later, she's cheerily (and she's smiling the whole time) ordering a inexperienced soldier onward in battle.
 
2014-07-26 12:30:13 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: wesmon: Leaving aside the condescension shown towards the viewers by this choice, I think it really highlights the fact that Moffat is not that good of a writer.

Moffat was the guy who basically stated he didn't think fans could or would want to "follow" two episode story arcs. As far as inconsistency in whatever version of Clara:

From Cold War:

CLARA: Chuffed.
GRISENKO: And so you should be. So what's the matter?
CLARA: Seeing those bodies back there. It's all got very real. Are we going to make it?
GRISENKO: Yes, of course.

From Nightmare in Silver:

CLARA: The Doctor said to get somewhere easily defensible, but if we just stay in the castle it'll pick us off one by one. We have to take it out.
HA-HA: Is that an order, ma'am?
CLARA: Yes.
HA-HA: Good.
CLARA: You know what to do.
BRAINS: Pulse to the back of the head. Fry the brain circuit interface.
CLARA: It's going to be hard to get in close enough.

It's tough to get it from reading the script, but in Cold War, Clara was legit upset about war and death and dying.  A few episodes later, she's cheerily (and she's smiling the whole time) ordering a inexperienced soldier onward in battle.


So she's the "Impossible Girl" because no one that inconsistent a personality would exist in the real world.  It will be interesting hearing from Jenna, in a few years, about what she thought about playing a character with no real, solid base for her to build her performance on.
 
2014-07-26 08:22:54 PM  
This link has been around for about a month, and I've been checking it every day on the off chance it goes live before it's announced so I'll be able to buy tickets for the 'good' theater screen. The closest simulcast showing of 'Day of the Doctor' was about 80 miles away from me in Evanston and those tickets were sold out about 15 minutes after the announcement went live. I still went, and me & my kids had a great time, but it was in one of the smaller theaters in the multiplex.

What I'm hoping for is an 'extra'. Maybe the "Q&A" promised in the listing will be worthwhile...?
 
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