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So on the Doctor Who DVDs...

...they have left the next episode previews in place that were shown before the end credits. That's kind of annoying because it is obviously a spoiler for the next episode. When they did the DVD transfer, I think they should have edited those out.

Is it because purists want to see exactly what was aired, or is it just lazyness?
Permalink Ian Boys 
January 19th, 2006
purists.
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 19th, 2006
Didn't the original Doctor Whos have a little preview half way through the credits. This was in the days of 2-3 part episodes and therefore made much more sense.

Or am I thinkning of Cross Roads?
Permalink Andrew Gilfrin 
January 19th, 2006
> This was in the days of 2-3 part episodes

This season has that.... But I won't say any more.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 19th, 2006
They did a similar thing with the "24" DVDs -- they left the pre/post commercial "clock for 10 seconds, fade to black/fade back in, clock for 10 seconds" segments in which somehow ruined the continuity. Had they chopped them out (which the BBC made a reasonable stab at doing when they aired it -- they only showed the last bit of clock) it would have lessened the "this 24 hour sequence is actually only 16 hours long" feeling...
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 19th, 2006
HA HA HA, yeah I always thought it was funny that each DVD hour would only be 40 minutes. But then, the couple of times I caught it, I remember thinking that time seemed to stop during the commercians.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 20th, 2006

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