Through Time & Space: The Doctor Who Thread

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Re: Through Time & Space: The Doctor Who Thread

Postby SirQuacky » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:43 pm

I just import UK releases of UK shows if I'm going to buy them. I can't stand buying US DVDs/Blu-rays if I know the show was made in the 625/25i format.
Due to me ripping everything I collect to my hard drives (and cleaning it up later if I think it necessary) I've found I've lost much interest in region encoding outside of whether it corresponds to the format of the show.
I have to make some exceptions due to those releases not always being made (The Tennant Specials set is notorious). Though with the TV Movie it's rare to find a case when the NTSC version to something isn't put out.

About Blu-rays boxsets though: Instead of simply releasing the stuff at the intended rate, inferior boxsets are continuing to be pushed out for the previously NTSC now A markets. Any sets produced with a PAL source are plagued with three alternate methods of annoyance, either they slow it all down to 23.976 and mush up any interlacing, or they blend frames together to a smeary-looking 29.97, or the mix-up where it's slowed down to 23.976 with an audio track that's been pitch-shifted up creating a warbly mess. It astounds me to this day that this kind of mastering is considered releasable. It's completely destroyed promising sets that were never given a non-NTSC/A release, like The Beatles 1+. It's one of those irritating things that shouldn't need to be done anymore but still is for some reason. I'll stop myself there or I'll never stop going on about it!
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Re: Through Time & Space: The Doctor Who Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:23 am

Yes indeed. Standards conversion issues are extremely frustrating, and something that shouldn't still be an issue in the digital era -- Yet here we are. The disc I was looking at the other day is a bit of a disaster.
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Re: Through Time & Space: The Doctor Who Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:07 pm

Is it okay to call the character "Doctor Who?" A very complete deep dive, complete with what the rules were under original producer Verity Lambert -- where he never really called himself The Doctor either -- !

https://www.herocollector.com/en-gb/Art ... the-doctor
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