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21st-Feb-2010 12:28 pm
Does this work for Americans and other aliens? It's an actual BBC YouTube clip so I don't know if it might be region restricted. It's promotional material though so I don't see why it should be.

The new promo for Doctor Who series 5, which I guess I was right to expect at Easter. What did people think? I was a bit disappointed it wasn't more clips from the series itself, but then come to think of it they usually do a specially-shot promo like this every year; Series 1 had Eccleston running around talking to camera, Series 4 had the awesome "Donna by the fire" one. Having got over the fact that it wasn't clips, I think the main encouraging thing here is that Matt Smith and Karen Gillan look like they'll have good chemistry, as far as you can tell from this short a clip. It seems Karen's been allowed to keep her Scottish accent, although with The Moff running the show that can't have been in too much doubt.

A couple of people have commented the trailer looks a bit "CBBC" which I would agree with. But then again The Sarah Jane Adventures actually is CBBC so that's not necessarily a bad thing. (And I know even people who hated the 2009 Specials don't always agree with me on this bit, but I still think there were times when RTD took the show too far in the opposite direction with them; I hate to sound like the Daily Mail but I would not have wanted to be watching "The Waters of Mars" with a young kid and have to explain what happened at the end. So I wouldn't be too surprised if Moffat feels the need to rein that in a bit at the start.)

Also, there's a very short extract of what is allegedly part of Toby Whithouse's script for this year floating around.

One the one hand it's a shame if that's leaked, on the other I hope it is genuine as I'd love to see this (and the humour does seem very Toby Whithouse-esque.)
21st-Feb-2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
All I see where the YouTube clip should be is a big white rectangle.
21st-Feb-2010 04:52 pm (UTC)
OK ... just ignore my first comment and ask another American or other alien. ALL video clips, even those from my side of the pond, are showing up as big white rectangles for me today, so clearly the problems that have plaqued my laptop for over a week now are still not fixed. *bangs head on desk*
21st-Feb-2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah I was going to say a white rectangle doesn't sound like a region encoding problem to me, I occasionally get that when the computer can't pick up the video at all.
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