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Doctor Who Thread of Space and Time: Discussing S11E02 The Ghost Monument


#4615

#4616

I’m a bit nervy about the new Who under Chibnall, but I quite enjoyed reading what he had to say there about moving the slot to a Sunday (not something I was in favour of, although I’ve come round to watching it live with our 4 year old, just before Strictly starts as opposed to bleary eyed 5 or 6am Sunday morning whenever one of the kids has woke me up).

I quite like hearing the motivation behind moving it, it’s quite unusual to get that level of transparency or at least an explanation. It all makes sense.


#4617

BBC Worldwide are an utterly stupid company sometimes.

The Season 12 blu-ray set was advertised as having “limited edition packaging” in the UK. It had a print run of 16,000 copies, which massively underestimated demand (this didn’t happen in the US and Australia). The set sold out almost immediately, with stock even being removed from high street store shelves to honour online orders.

BBC WW has now decided that, in the face of this unexpected (to them) demand, “limited edition packaging” now meant “limited edition” broadly and they’re not going to do another print run (as confirmed by the customer relations team and through Restoration Team members). Because… money is bad? I mean, I get that not every company can afford to keep all their products in print all the time, but they sold 16,000 copies of a premium set in a matter of weeks, there’s still high demand for it and they’re hoping to sell at least 20 more of the things to the same customer base over the next few years. To completely rule out making any more copies, even in different packaging, is nonsensical.


#4618

Yeah, I heard about that. Sounds like a crazy move. Who is going to try and put together a set of these Blu-Rays when each release is only available for a window of a couple of weeks?


#4619

Worldwide is usually described as the business savvy arm of the BBC… :thinking:


#4620

The schedule for October 7 is up on Digiguide.tv, and the premiere is on at 6:45PM:

Hopefully it will at least be consistent this year.


#4621

That’s not bad timing. Glad it isn’t any later than that, for kids with school the next day. :slight_smile:


#4622

#4623

Have we heard the new version yet?


#4624

No, I think Chibnall has indicated that we won’t hear it “in situ” until episode two (so maybe episode one will close with it or something).


#4625

Found this in one of the articles about the new theme though:


#4626

Fuck sake, the kid’s bedtime is bang smack in the middle of it.


#4627

New bedtime then?


#4628

Nah, can’t push it any earlier. Later isn’t an option either as I don’t want her gooning about the place when I’m trying the watch the telly.


#4629

Frankly Bruce, you should have considered this before you had children.


#4630

I had exactly the same bedtime problem during the second Smith series - I watched most of that with a tired baby on my shoulder.


#4631

One abbreviation: DVR.


#4632

You could make it the wife’s problem while you watch the show.

Problem solved! :wink: :smiley:


#4633

#4634

That sounds very promising.

Only a week and a half to go now!