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     Wednesday, May 21 2008 @ 03:01 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  daveac] Thanks - I need some good news after reading that Jessica Alba has just got married! Wink Cheers, daveac


    I'm surprised that that wasn't accompanied by the usual photo, Dave! Laughing Out Loud

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     Wednesday, May 21 2008 @ 03:31 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Louis] I don't buy the "cost factor" for not doing more off-world stories, never have.


    IMO I think that relates to two related issues.

    The notion that the show always centres on humans was pretty much RTD's pitch that got the show greenlit - "ordinary people reacting to the extraordinary". That's what the BBC thought they were going to get to excite mainstream audiences at a Saturday tea-time and that's why they shelled out the money to get it made. Its not that surprising that as a result, that's what they've got.

    But cost is still a massive factor. During the classic series, the cheapest stuff to do was in-studio and there wasn't a huge difference in cost if that studio set was a living room on Earth or a space room galaxies away. The expensive stuff was shooting anything on location.

    Things are completely different now. Anything that can be shot on location in an office or on the streets of Cardiff is the cheapest option. It saves money for special effects and for impressive sets when they do go "off-world".

    Those two reasons combined to keep series one resolutely on Earth. (and why the main "Space Station" set got re-used to save more money) As the series has progressed, its got better at finding locations to shoot at that can be easily dressed up to be spaceships or alien underground cities.

    The fact that the BBC has given a long term commitment to the show has also meant that "The Mill" can invest in the time and new technology that's further brought down the costs of making off-world adventures. Putting real actors in an "alien setting" cost a fortune for the opening of "Army Of Ghosts" but its now a lot easier and cheaper to do. Which is why we've seen it used twice allready this series to create new planets.

    I do think it is important that the BBC does have a "maximum" budget for its dramas and that "Doctor Who" sits alongside shows like "Waking The Dead" or "Life On Mars" in terms of how much money they have to play with. That's always going to lead to compromises as to the variety of stories you can tell. The same is going to be true even when Moffat takes over.

    What is good is that the production team has always tried to find ways to make their money go further, to make the alien realisable. Hopefully in 2010 they'll keep on doing that!


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     Wednesday, May 21 2008 @ 04:50 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Idiom]

    I'm surprised that that wasn't accompanied by the usual photo, Dave! Laughing Out Loud


    Well since you asked so nicely - here's a small version of one of my favourite pictures of her:-



    Cheers, daveac

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     Wednesday, May 21 2008 @ 05:36 PM EDT
    Thanks for that, Dave. I would have been disappointed if you hadn't. I'm a big fan of dark Angel (esp the first series!).

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     Wednesday, May 21 2008 @ 05:42 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Idiom] Thanks for that, Dave. I would have been disappointed if you hadn't. I'm a big fan of dark Angel (esp the first series!).


    I loved Dark Angel

    Here's one of my wallpapers - save to see full size (1024x768)



    EDIT - and now back to normal service - and cheering about the 'Moffat' news Big Grin

    Cheers, daveac

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     Wednesday, May 21 2008 @ 06:51 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  daveac]
    [Quote  by:  Idiom] Thanks for that, Dave. I would have been disappointed if you hadn't. I'm a big fan of dark Angel (esp the first series!).


    I loved Dark Angel

    Here's one of my wallpapers - save to see full size (1024x768)



    EDIT - and now back to normal service - and cheering about the 'Moffat' news Big Grin

    Cheers, daveac


    I didn't recognize her in the first photo that Dave posted, and I never saw Dark Angel... but in the second photo from Dave, the wallpaper one, she looks like the actress that is in the Terminator television series... the Sarah Conner Chronicles or something like that (I almost typed the Sarah Jane Adventures before I stopped my fingers.).

    Cheers,
    Louis

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     Wednesday, May 21 2008 @ 07:08 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Louis]
    [Quote  by:  daveac]
    [Quote  by:  Idiom] Thanks for that, Dave. I would have been disappointed if you hadn't. I'm a big fan of dark Angel (esp the first series!).


    I loved Dark Angel

    Here's one of my wallpapers - save to see full size (1024x768)

    img...

    EDIT - and now back to normal service - and cheering about the 'Moffat' news Big Grin

    Cheers, daveac


    I didn't recognize her in the first photo that Dave posted, and I never saw Dark Angel... but in the second photo from Dave, the wallpaper one, she looks like the actress that is in the Terminator television series... the Sarah Conner Chronicles or something like that (I almost typed the Sarah Jane Adventures before I stopped my fingers.).

    Cheers,
    Louis


    Do you mean Summer Glau?

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     Wednesday, May 21 2008 @ 07:37 PM EDT
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    [Quote  by:  Louis]
    [Quote  by:  daveac]
    [Quote  by:  Idiom] Thanks for that, Dave. I would have been disappointed if you hadn't. I'm a big fan of dark Angel (esp the first series!).


    I loved Dark Angel

    Here's one of my wallpapers - save to see full size (1024x768)

    img...

    EDIT - and now back to normal service - and cheering about the 'Moffat' news Big Grin

    Cheers, daveac


    I didn't recognize her in the first photo that Dave posted, and I never saw Dark Angel... but in the second photo from Dave, the wallpaper one, she looks like the actress that is in the Terminator television series... the Sarah Conner Chronicles or something like that (I almost typed the Sarah Jane Adventures before I stopped my fingers.).

    Cheers,
    Louis


    Do you mean Summer Glau?


    Does she play the female Terminator in the series?

    (Did a Google search)

    Yep, that's her. Summer Glue... I mean, oh never mind.




    I guess it is not the same actress then, but there are similarities.

    Cheers,
    Louis

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     Wednesday, May 21 2008 @ 07:49 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Louis]



    I guess it is not the same actress then, but there are similarities.

    Cheers,
    Louis


    Very similar! It's as though the casting director was told to find an actress 'in the Dark Angel' mould.

    Cheers, daveac

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     Wednesday, May 21 2008 @ 08:04 PM EDT

    Summer Glau played River Tam in Firefly and Serenity.

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     Wednesday, May 21 2008 @ 08:05 PM EDT

    Oh, wait, Moffat, right... almost forgot what this thread was about! Wink

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     Thursday, May 22 2008 @ 03:52 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  tarashnat]
    Summer Glau played River Tam in Firefly and Serenity.


    I knew that before I forgot it prior to you reminding me of it.

    Back to Moffat...

    Cheers,
    Louis

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     Thursday, May 22 2008 @ 04:28 AM EDT
    Summer Glau is Cameron Terminator


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     Thursday, May 22 2008 @ 07:14 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Doctor Whoovie]

    Summer Glau is Cameron Terminator



    And 'Dark Angel' was created by James Cameron

    EDIT - Yes and great news about Moffat!

    Cheers, daveac

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     Thursday, May 22 2008 @ 09:55 AM EDT

    So when Moffat takes over what's the most likely change?

    1) A new Doctor
    2) A male companion
    3) The Doctor finds his daughter alive and she comes aboard the TARDIS
    4) Sally Sparrow comes aboard the TARDIS
    5) The Doctor has more off-world adventures

    Cheers, daveac


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