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#1 ivorytofu

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 02:05 PM

Anyone know if Syfy is bringing this show back?

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 02:12 PM

Anyone know if Syfy is bringing this show back?

Rights to broadcast the new series of Doctor Who are currently held by BBC America.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 10:50 PM

Syfy usually syndicates the show after it has already aired on BBC America. Of course if your in another country than you don't get SyFy so this thread doesn't apply to you Posted Image

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 11:08 PM

Syfy usually syndicates the show after it has already aired on BBC America.

No, they don't. The only show I can think of offhand that's been given a second run on Syfy after BBCA is Primeval. The first four series (seasons) of Doctor Who were broadcast on Syfy and then on BBCA, when the rights situation was reversed.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 11:32 AM

They aired second runs of Dead Zone, didn't they? and Odyssey 5, and a few others. ( Wolf Lake might have been a second run too, but I'm not sure.) They do it to fill up slots more cheaply than making a new show.

I'm hopeful that eventually, they'll go for Doctor Who.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 04:58 PM

It makes me rather angry that I have to watch all the episodes of DW on the internet.
It's extremely inconvenient.
I wish they would have a scheduled program like BBC does.


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Posted 15 October 2010 - 04:05 PM

Will they ever bring Dr. Who back to SyFy??? Anybody know?

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 05:00 PM

It's possible, but not likely. As far as I know BBCA still has the exclusive rights to US broadcast.
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 06:15 PM

SyFy still has the rights to some of the episodes, just not the Tennant specials or any of Series 5. There is a marathon of five Series 4 episodes coming up on Nov. 2.


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Posted 15 October 2010 - 11:58 PM

SyFy still has the rights to some of the episodes, just not the Tennant specials or any of Series 5. There is a marathon of five Series 4 episodes coming up on Nov. 2.


Well I took it that he meant new episodes.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 01:00 AM

Well I took it that he meant new episodes.



Yes...I did mean new or newer episodes...and(p.s....I'm a she) :o :lol:

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 02:00 AM

Yes...I did mean new or newer episodes...and(p.s....I'm a she) :o :lol:


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Posted 16 October 2010 - 03:46 AM

Yes...I did mean new or newer episodes...and(p.s....I'm a she) :o :lol:


Sorry about that. I usually use s/he to refer to a person when I don't know their gender, but I wrote that reply out fast without thinking. Should probably just use 'they' instead of 'he' or 'she', but then they is really plural not singular. Maybe we need a new singular non-gender descriptive word to use on the internet? Lol, I guess 'it' would work, but that seems kind of rude to call somebody 'it'.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 08:10 AM

Sorry about that. I usually use s/he to refer to a person when I don't know their gender, but I wrote that reply out fast without thinking. Should probably just use 'they' instead of 'he' or 'she', but then they is really plural not singular. Maybe we need a new singular non-gender descriptive word to use on the internet? Lol, I guess 'it' would work, but that seems kind of rude to call somebody 'it'.

'They' is acceptable when the gender is unknown.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 12:44 PM

'They' is acceptable when the gender is unknown.

Well that's what I figure but the problem is it implies more than one person, so using it to refer to a single person could cause misunderstandings of its own.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 01:43 PM

There's always 'e, leaving the reader to fill in he or she if the gender question is answered later.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 02:49 PM

Really? It's that hard? :rolleyes:

Try "The Poster" or "Person" or "it" or "sci-fi Dweeb" or "Terra grounded Mammal".


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Posted 16 October 2010 - 03:15 PM

'They' is acceptable when the gender is unknown.


I am cranky about a plural slipping in as a gender neutral singular. It only makes the language harder to learn (and from what I hear, it's hard enough to learn already). Sigh. Maybe I should write a letter to the queen of England. It's her language, after all, or so they tell me.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 04:31 PM

Sorry about that. I usually use s/he to refer to a person when I don't know their gender, but I wrote that reply out fast without thinking. Should probably just use 'they' instead of 'he' or 'she', but then they is really plural not singular. Maybe we need a new singular non-gender descriptive word to use on the internet? Lol, I guess 'it' would work, but that seems kind of rude to call somebody 'it'.



It's truly not a big deal! You're not the first and you won't be the last. Keeping my handle gender neutral was from something that I read at the start of the internet phase...they stated that one should always pick something 'non-descript' for whatever reasons
that I agreed with at the time. Yeah, I think I've used the term "this person" or "the poster" too. These days, I answer to about anything!!! :o :lol:

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 08:49 PM

I am cranky about a plural slipping in as a gender neutral singular. It only makes the language harder to learn (and from what I hear, it's hard enough to learn already). Sigh. Maybe I should write a letter to the queen of England. It's her language, after all, or so they tell me.

It's that a plural they, or an unknown gender they? :P

The poster or some other gender neutral descriptive title is the most correct way to go. But then again we use "you" where the Brits use "one" to describe a person in general, so to say we (Americans) speak the Queen's English does not even hold true for pronouns.
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