16135Re: Doctor Who
- Apr 1, 2005On Friday, April 1, 2005, David wrote:
> Well, television has a sort of history of it though.Yes, but British television is produced in a completely different
manner than American television. I can't understand how it
can take the BBC nine months to produce thirteen half-hour episodes of
Doctor Who--that was one of Eccleston's reasons for leaving, the
grueling nine-month production schedule. An American drama usually
has a seven or eight-day shooting schedule per episode, so thirteen
episodes should take no more than four or five months to produce.
Were Doctor Who made on an American schedule, Eccleston would still
have been free seven or eight months out of the year to pursue other
work. There's something very inefficient about the British model.
As long as it's not that terribly depressing one about the chap who
gets born on Christmas Day, shoots his mouth off about everything
under the sun, and then comes a cropper with a couple of rum coves
on top of a hill in Johnny Arab land.
-- Prince George, Blackadder's Christmas Carol
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