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23rd November?

Post by The Browncoat Cat on Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:33 am

When The Doctor first mentions 21st November, my heart sank. If they were going to set a story at the end of November, why didn't they set it on 23rd November, 2063? I mean, with a flash back to Journey's End, references to The Fires of Pompeii and numerous mentions to the Ice Warriors, its not as if the story wasn't already drowning in a flood of fanwank. One more little detail would not really have made that much difference.
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Re: 23rd November?

Post by warped on Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:56 am

Um, because...
- 21 November this year is a Saturday (and was probably a scheduling option earlier on) vs. a Monday,
- 2063 would make the character Adelaide that much older (fine for the character, but dunno about the actress); and
- folks tend to like nice round numbers with zeroes, not "54" years later?

None are insurmountable, but all show the idea could be clumsy. IMO.
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Re: 23rd November?

Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:45 pm

The Browncoat Cat wrote:When The Doctor first mentions 21st November, my heart sank. If they were going to set a story at the end of November, why didn't they set it on 23rd November, 2063? I mean, with a flash back to Journey's End, references to The Fires of Pompeii and numerous mentions to the Ice Warriors, its not as if the story wasn't already drowning in a flood of fanwank. One more little detail would not really have made that much difference.
Also, the windows are the wrong size.
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Re: 23rd November?

Post by konstantin on Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:08 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:
The Browncoat Cat wrote:When The Doctor first mentions 21st November, my heart sank. If they were going to set a story at the end of November, why didn't they set it on 23rd November, 2063? I mean, with a flash back to Journey's End, references to The Fires of Pompeii and numerous mentions to the Ice Warriors, its not as if the story wasn't already drowning in a flood of fanwank. One more little detail would not really have made that much difference.
Also, the windows are the wrong size.

Windows is always the wrong size.


unfortunately I need it for work.
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Re: 23rd November?

Post by Patrick on Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:16 am

Not that I'm consciously trying to take this thread in a new direction, but I wanted to check on something I heard RTD make in an off-hand comment.

2013 will be Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary. And according to the calendar, November 23rd is a Saturday.

< RTD > HOORAY! </ RTD >

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Re: 23rd November?

Post by andrea on Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:12 am

Ooh, interesting thought there...
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