|Statspocalypse! Yes, in a moment that Warren has feared since the inception of Radio Free Skaro, the 50th Anniversary generated stats to such a degree that they may have become sentient and declared war on humanity. And despite Warren’s hatred of the Devil Numbers, Radio Free Skaro gave you, the listener, comprehensive coverage of viewing figures, iPlayer requests, and other such pointless spreadsheetery.
But it wasn’t all stats (thankfully)! News of Other Doctor dollies, in-depth articles on 3D and the Radiophonic Workshop and more besides peppered the news list, leading up to the main event, the Missing Episodes panel from Chicago TARDIS, featuring Ed Stradling and Dan Hall of the DVD range and our own Steven as moderator. Note to Gallifrey Base users: Try not to divine rumour and nonsense from the facts and statements of truth in said panel. That is all. Thank you and good day! (puts on bowler hat, storms off stage left)
– Coming soon…The Time of the Doctor!
– Blue Box Podcast Episode 79 – Fast Return
Chicago TARDIS Missing Episodes Panel:
Hey,Warrens’ discussion of 3D cinematography was informative and fascinating.Good work,Warren.I have to admit i enjoyed the collection of statistics in this weeks episode though since they were actually pretty remarkable and positive.Not much wrong with that.At the twilight of the 11th Doctors tenure,i find it necessary to dispute the suggestion that Doctor Who is any less popular with children because of Moffat’s elaborately plotted writing.I just don’t see any evidence to properly support the idea if you consider the response to Moffat’s various initiatives to encourage creative writing using Doctor Who in schools or the enthusiasm of young kids like Lindalee when they meet Matt Smith floated on the internet.It just seems like a manufactured criticism invented by people with an aversion to series 6’s plot points for me.Not really buying it,personally.
About DVD vs iTunes discussed in the episode. I have the iTunes of “Enemy” and can only watch it on my computer. Once I get the DVD, I can rip it to video files for my own use (fair use) and watch it on my phone and tablet. It’s a problem that exists until Apple opens up iTunes video player to Amazon and/or Android devices, or perhaps until someone hacks an app that lets you easily watch the files you paid for on your hardware. Or perhaps BBC and others will start selling their digital content through a more universally available download store.
So, anyway, the limitations of iTunes definitely encourage DVD sales.
So, no AAITAS release in the US until Future Shop/Best Buy Canada’s exclusivity deal is up?