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     Friday, December 09 2005 @ 10:53 AM EST

    The official site has the second Christmas Invasion teaser.

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    Taras

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     Saturday, December 10 2005 @ 04:27 AM EST
    Hmm... I thought I replied to this message earlier... while I was at the office. Perhaps I started it, and got called away and never finished my post. Oh well, it happens.

    Yes, I checked it out. This teaser sort of suffers from the medium... that is since the BBC insists on using Real and Windows Media Player... the video quality is not so clear so it may be difficult for some to discern the faces of these Father Christmases when they begin to zoom up on them.

    Thanks for the heads up.

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     Saturday, December 10 2005 @ 12:20 PM EST
    Louis,

    Even though I am not fond of either Windows Media Player nor Real Player, the problem is not in the format, but in the ridiculously low bit rates they chose for these feeds. And the small image sizes... I guess many Brits still use modems... Frown

    [Quote :Louis] I thought I replied to this message earlier...


    If I had a nickel for everytime I did that... Smile

    Taras

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     Saturday, December 10 2005 @ 03:34 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  tarashnat]
    Even though I am not fond of either Windows Media Player nor Real Player, the problem is not in the format, but in the ridiculously low bit rates they chose for these feeds. And the small image sizes... I guess many Brits still use modems... Frown


    That's quite true. Thanks for bringing it up... the bit rate and resolution is the real problem since everything comes through a small postage-stamp size movie with all the colours blurring together and little definition... Regardless if you use the Windows Media Player or the Real Player, regardless if you use Windows or a Mac.

    Thanks Taras. I think you have a valid point as well that perhaps broadband is not as prevalent in the UK... I don't know if that is still the case today, but I know it was few years ago. I will ask James about it.

    Anyway, I need some coffee... and quickly....

    Cheers,
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     Saturday, December 10 2005 @ 05:16 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  Louis] Anyway, I need some coffee... and quickly....

    I had some Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzzzzzzzzz! ice cream from Ben & Jerry's instead. Big Grin

    Taras

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     Saturday, December 10 2005 @ 09:08 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  Louis] I think you have a valid point as well that perhaps broadband is not as prevalent in the UK... I don't know if that is still the case today, but I know it was few years ago. I will ask James about it.


    In September there was a report published on www.publictechnology.net that said that about 40% of all UK internet users use broadband. That was up from 27% in March so it must be somewhere near the 50% mark now. Plus, I am sure I heard some report not long back that stated that UK broadband usage had overtaken dial-up for the first time.

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     Sunday, December 11 2005 @ 11:28 PM EST
    Thanks for the lowdown Abersoch,

    Hopefully, the Beeb will be posting better quality streaming video clips in the future.. Being that broadband is up to 50% in the UK... or at least give the option to choose from two different streams, one for dial-up and one for those with bigger pipes.

    Unless it is not about wether or not their visitors are using broadband, but perhaps it is more about their own issues concerning bandwidth costs and hosting large files.

    Who knows.

    Cheers,
    Louis


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     Monday, December 12 2005 @ 04:41 PM EST
    I work for the largest UK Telecoms company and broadband is indeed more popular than dial-up over here now. In most cases broadband packages and dial-up 'use as often as you like' are the same price. There's a big push to promote broadband as TV over IP is being promoted more next year.

    I've just seen the third trailer on TV and it was fantastic! seeing the tardis spin and crash land was fab!! I love the BBC!! Razz

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     Monday, December 12 2005 @ 05:36 PM EST
    Ok...

    Ok...

    Why do we see the TARDIS in flight anyway, either here or in "Parting of the Ways" when the TARDIS was in actual flight while intercepting Dalek missiles.

    Whatever happened to "Disappears here... appears there."

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     Monday, December 12 2005 @ 06:09 PM EST
    Who cares! Did you see that crash landing? Big Grin

    Holy crap this looks like it's going to be one hell of an episode!

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     Monday, December 12 2005 @ 06:10 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  seanhuxter] Why do we see the TARDIS in flight anyway, either here or in "Parting of the Ways" when the TARDIS was in actual flight while intercepting Dalek missiles.

    Whatever happened to "Disappears here... appears there."


    We see it in flight when it makes sense for the story. Wink

    Actually, one can say it's an old Type 40 capsule, and malfunctions like that sometimes. What ever happened to no weapons fire in the TARDIS, or the TARDIS's own force field, or the HADS. Why would they need the extrapolator, other than to establish the item to be used before they need it in the plot. Then again, most of Boomtown was a set up for Bad Wolf/Parting of the Ways.

    Only the dedicated fan has the total experience of what the TARDIS has or has not been capable of. Many writers just have what the series bible states, and then the director tries to interpret that. Makes for quite a patchwork after 42 years of story telling.

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     Tuesday, December 13 2005 @ 01:14 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  seanhuxter]

    Why do we see the TARDIS in flight anyway, either here or in "Parting of the Ways" when the TARDIS was in actual flight while intercepting Dalek missiles.

    Whatever happened to "Disappears here... appears there."


    Yeah, over the years, I have always cringed a bit anytime I would see the TARDIS spinning traveling in space in the series. But I shrug it off and try to accept it as a storytelling device. Really, we should not be seeing the police box traveling in space at all... unless for some reason it materializes floating in space somewhere. Seeing it in time vortex tunnels or simply traveling in space really shouldn't be possible... but it is something I have come to accept.

    As Taras explains, perhaps it does malfunctions and appears (materializes) in midst of traveling. The chameleon circuit is broken after all. Who knows what else has remained broken over the years.

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     Tuesday, December 13 2005 @ 05:41 AM EST
    Perhaps the giant piece of cosmic nylon holding it up all those years finally snapped.

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     Tuesday, December 13 2005 @ 10:19 AM EST
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    I don't mind at all seeing the TARDIS spinning through a vortex, that seems to be its state as it travels through whatever wormhole it creates to demat in one place and remat in another.

    But seeing it flying through space always seemed wrong to me.

    It's far more understandable in the Christmas Invasion clip if it materialized in mid-air (under the control of a totally wacked-out Doctor in regeneration crisis) and then having gravity take over and have it fall to the ground.

    Still, when I think it was Davison's Doc materialized over Heathrow, it just hovered. No falling. That could be explained by careful control of the TARDIS.

    But having the TARDIS spin towards Dalek missiles seems to be so far out that it breaks continuity... or canon... or something.

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     Tuesday, December 13 2005 @ 11:25 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  seanhuxter]
    But having the TARDIS spin towards Dalek missiles seems to be so far out that it breaks continuity... or canon... or something.

    Sean,

    Most of all, I think it breaks your heart... Smile

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