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Post by stanmore on Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:55 pm

It's a question of cost for me. It started at a time when I wasn't really into Doctor Who (I was 14 in 1999) and the fact that I'll never looked likely to complete the range that I've never started. I did buy the first one and it was useless, so that put me off as well.
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Post by Magister on Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:44 am

The Co=Ordinator wrote:I basically don't have the time, the inclination or the desire to spend my money on BF products. Having said that The Ninja likes some of them, so I look out for offers or sales on some of the older stuff for him.

I am interested as to why you don't have the time, the inclination or the desire. I too don't listen to BF nearly as much as I think I should as I think they're aimed at us. And when I do listen I don't enjoy them as much as I expect to.

But it must be a thriving business otherwise it wouldn't keep going.

So is it youngsters rather than wrinklies keeping BF going?
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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:52 am

Magister wrote:I am interested as to why you don't have the time, the inclination or the desire.

Because I'm busy doing other things, have never been hugely into peripheral Who, and with a wife and two teenage kids have much better, and more important, things to spend my money on! But I won't mention canon, honestly!

A selection of BF or Doctor Who Live? I'll take the latter every time

But it must be a thriving business otherwise it wouldn't keep going.

I'm sure it is.

So is it youngsters rather than wrinklies keeping BF going?

I think there's probably a wide range of folk who buy the products. But not from my demographics.

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Post by stanmore on Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:25 am

Something that Wrinklies largely have in common is an approval of the direction in which RTD took the show. Based on what I've seen on Gallifrey Base, Big Finish seems to appeal to those that are less satisfied. This may just be a gross generalisation.
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Post by lucy_who on Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:29 am

I think I'd probably buy them if I was commuting to work by car. I quite like to listen to audio books on long journeys, but I only really do one or two long journeys a year... Also, having a family, and an open-plan house, makes it tricky to sit down and listen to something that no-one else wants to listen to (we have enough trouble with the TV!) Books are much less intrusive to other people.

I have suddenly found myself in a situation where I'm going to have a large amount of time on my hands, so I'm going to take up painting again. I might finally get around to listening to some of the BFs on my ipod Very Happy
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Post by Zoltar on Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:28 am

I have a few, and always intended to buy some more, but I've got a backlog of movies, books, comics and TV series to watch/read as it is. I will listen to some more of these eventually.

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Post by Magister on Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:54 pm

The Co=Ordinator wrote: Because I'm busy doing other things, have never been hugely into peripheral Who, and with a wife and two teenage kids have much better, and more important, things to spend my money on! But I won't mention canon, honestly!

A selection of BF or Doctor Who Live? I'll take the latter every time

So you're not that into the books either?

Oh, and feel free to mention canon whwenever you want! I do. Laughing

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Post by Magister on Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:55 pm

stanmore wrote:Something that Wrinklies largely have in common is an approval of the direction in which RTD took the show. Based on what I've seen on Gallifrey Base, Big Finish seems to appeal to those that are less satisfied. This may just be a gross generalisation.
That makes sense. I wonder what Wrinklies think of Moffat now he's in charge. We all agreed his writing was wonderful, but as showrunner?
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Post by Magister on Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:56 pm

lucy_who wrote:I think I'd probably buy them if I was commuting to work by car. I quite like to listen to audio books on long journeys, but I only really do one or two long journeys a year... Also, having a family, and an open-plan house, makes it tricky to sit down and listen to something that no-one else wants to listen to (we have enough trouble with the TV!) Books are much less intrusive to other people.

I have suddenly found myself in a situation where I'm going to have a large amount of time on my hands, so I'm going to take up painting again. I might finally get around to listening to some of the BFs on my ipod Very Happy

I've found recently that listening to them on car journeys is a good way to enjoy them.
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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:37 pm

Magister wrote:That makes sense. I wonder what Wrinklies think of Moffat now he's in charge. We all agreed his writing was wonderful, but as showrunner?

He's not an inspirational leader like RTD. People won't necessarily go that extra mile for him. However following the enormous success of Sherlock, Moff's standing is likely now higher than it has ever been within the British Television Industry.

Having withdrawn from the Tintin movie (when is that coming out by the way?), I'd imagine that when his time on Who & Sherlock are at an end, Hollywood will come calling once more. Smile

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Post by Magister on Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:20 pm

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Magister wrote:That makes sense. I wonder what Wrinklies think of Moffat now he's in charge. We all agreed his writing was wonderful, but as showrunner?

He's not an inspirational leader like RTD. People won't necessarily go that extra mile for him. However following the enormous success of Sherlock, Moff's standing is likely now higher than it has ever been within the British Television Industry.

Having withdrawn from the Tintin movie (when is that coming out by the way?), I'd imagine that when his time on Who & Sherlock are at an end, Hollywood will come calling once more. Smile

That's a great way to describe it. The family and me use to love watching DW Conf. - mainly for RTD's inspirational explanations and twists. Moff's DW Conf performances haven't inspired me at all. I have to agree that Moff isn't as inspiring as RTD and maybe this comes across in production.

I thought Sherlock was fantastic. Especially the episode he wrote. Maybe there's an assumption that great writers have to be showrunners now, and Moff can't do it.

Did he showrun jeckell /Hyde? Cause I loved that!
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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:37 pm

Magister wrote:Did he showrun jeckell /Hyde? Cause I loved that!

He did indeed. However there is only one RTD, and there would be little point anyone even trying to copy him!

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Post by Johnstone McGuckian on Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:57 am

Has anybody heard any of the more recent BF stuff? I got hold of the 6/Jamie trilogy that concluded with Legend of the Cybermen. The final story was by far the best but all were enjoyable.
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