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Published on July 25th, 2013 | by Meredith Burdett

More 50th Details to Be Revealed?

In America, some big judgements are about to be made. A panel will decide whether certain individuals will be worthy of praise or will receive a massive scorning.

No, It’s not America’s Got Talent but the Television Critic Association week in which US TV critics are given the chance to talk to creative teams and stars behind the big TV shows that will be airing in the new season. Watch out Supernatural, you might have to offer some fresher plotlines!

If a show gets a positive response from the TV critics then it’s usually rewarded with fairly high viewing figures, so all the channel representatives are pulling out the big guns in order to wow their selective interviewers.

BBC America will today offer tantalising details to the TCA regarding the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special starring Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt as well as the Mark Gatiss docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time. They will also be promoting Broadchurch as well.

Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker and David Bradley will take the reins for Broadchurch duties whilst Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman and Marcus Wilson will be busy making sure that Doctor Who is promoted to the fullest degree. David Bradley will be answering questions regarding his role as the First Doctor/ William Hartnell in An Adventure in Space and Time.
Let’s just hope that America don’t get another 50th anniversary Doctor Who trailer before we do!


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19 Responses to More 50th Details to Be Revealed?

  1. avatar Amy Looney says:

    Not all Americans got to see the trailer from Comic Con….let’s not forget that. We should all be united in our love of the Doctor, not divided between Brits and “Yanks”.

  2. Only a very small portion of America got the trailer first: those who attended Comic Con. And the rest of us in America hate them too!

  3. avatar Lewis Seymour says:

    David Bradley gets about, doesn’t he?

    Maybe we should have him as the 12th. That would be suitably Moffatesque – the actor who played Hartnell playing the 1st ends up playing the 12th!

    Slightly off point here, but I notice “New Tricks” has cast Tamsin Outhwaithe as the new boss of the team when Amanda Redman leaves – despite her playing a woman who killed her own daughter only a season or two ago, which ably demonstrates that there is no reason why an actor who has appeared in DW, even in a fairly high profile role, could not return as the Doc – fans might well remember them, but the general public are less likely to.

    • David Morrison, please step forward….

      • Sorry, I got distracted, I meant David Morrissey.

        • avatar Chris says:

          I’d be fine with Morrissey as long as he doesn’t play The Doctor like he did the fake Doctor in The Next Doctor. His speech about The Doctor to the citizens of London is one of the most cringeworthy, self aware moments I’ve seen in a TV especially Doctor Who.

          • avatar Lewis Seymour says:

            Which would have been written for him by RTD – actors don’t make it up as they go along (well, not all of them anyway!).

            Morrissey is now starring in Walking Dead so would be unavailable. My thoughts were more directed towards Patterson Joseph.

  4. avatar Ryan Burns says:

    I really hope they release something to the public soon, whether it’s in the UK or America. And hey, I’m in America and I’m just as much in the dark as you are in regards to the 50th Anniversary Trailer. Not everyone got to go to comic con, and just because it was hosted in America doesn’t mean we all got to see it, nor does it mean that the British didn’t get to. It all depends on who showed up. Maybe a Swedish guy even saw it. I dunno.

  5. avatar Colin says:

    Everything ends up on YouTube, so does it matter who sees it first? ;)

  6. avatar David says:

    America,UK are the only countries mentioned when it comes to dr who,what about the rest of the world?????australia yes we are fans took you know.sounds like Moffat has to get approval from American critics before he decides things these days.

    • avatar AriB says:

      Hey! don’t forget about Iceland! I know its a small country but there are many hardcore fans here like me and the whole lot of my friends, and there are more joining the group all the time! convinced so many of my friends to start watching. Even though its not shown on television here in iceland, but we can get bbc and some choose to pirate.

    • avatar nzbooklover says:

      Also New Zealand and all the other little countries out there! Have been viewing this whole UK/America angrytasticness with a bit of a ‘you have no idea how lucky you BOTH are!’ attitude.

  7. avatar Neu 75 says:

    In 1983, America got the Five Doctors bloody first! So things could be worse…

  8. avatar Tyson Cole says:

    The only thing America is guilty of is throwing a sweet party. It’s not our fault a British guy decided to show stuff here first.

  9. avatar David F says:

    Objections to the trailer being shown at Comic Con are exceptionally silly. Hard to understand on almost any level.

  10. avatar BOJAY says:

    I think this has more to do with the BBC promotional machinery, and the places they believe need to take priority in the global promotion of the show. Doctor Who doesn’t stand or fall based on UK viewing figures alone anymore. Those citing the so-called “falling” viewing figures, or dip in viewing figures over the course of a given period are drawing conclusions based on a very myopic point of view. With the advent of BBC America/Canada, BBC Worldwide (the revenue generating arm of the BBC, formerly BBC Enterprises) Doctor Who is being seen virtually simultaneously in the States and Canada as when its broadcast in the UK. This is not the game board of the eighties, where syndication packages of years old episodes are sold to PBS (Public Broadcasting Outlets), and local regional outlets across the globe. Doctor Who is now a worldwide revenue generator, with an estimated 77 million viewers worldwide. The BBC is “working the game” so to speak, and America, and the growing North American audience is probably being seen as something of a strategic priority. This by no means should suggest that the BBC discounts the rest of the world audience, because that would be folly. I’d venture that this is just a systematic push/promotion of the show, and they probably believe that they are starting with what they see as the larger part of the worldwide market.

  11. avatar Jammymon says:

    What do you mean “Watch out Supernatural, you might have to offer some fresher plotlines!” It has been better than the previous two seasons and no-one can deny the plot is same old after the end of the last season with angels falling. On the other hand, hope the Americans don’t get the Doctor Who trailer before we do again!!!

  12. avatar Bob James says:

    That trailer should have been shown in every market where Doctor Who is broadcast, if not concurrently, at least within the same time frame.

  13. avatar Adam says:

    Only the very small number of people in that panel got to see the trailer. A mere pittance compared to everyone else in the world, including the US, hoping to see the trailer. I don’t care where it gets released publicly, just that it gets release publicly soon! The told the panel it would be several hours, it’s been a week. Hopefully soon.

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