What is it with the BBC nowadays?

First they piss us off with their bloody Comicon Exclusives [don’t get me started on THAT again!] and now, having just about calmed down from that one, they go and piss us off all over again!

The recently announced Series 7 Box Set – which has been a bloody long time coming, and why does the US version get the good cover while the UK release gets the rubbish one? hmm? And why does the US get it a month ahead of  the UK? I mean they already got The Name of The Doctor early… fs

doctor who series 7 box sets

So. It seems that originally those incredibly clever and well paid marketing bods at the Beeb had decided that The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe – 

doctor widow wardrobe dvd

– far and away the worst Xmas Ep Ever, was NOT going to be included in the Box Set, but now it is.

Okay, admittedly this one passed me by but you really have to wonder what the fekk the Beeb think they’re playing at.

First up, they release all the eps on Vanilla Discs, with no extras. Since that’s the first DVD release you go out and buy them. Then the BBC release them all again as a Box Set, so if you then buy that, you’ve paid for the same thing twice. Kerching!

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The answer to that one is, of course, not to buy the vanilla and wait for the Box Set. And this is where the fun begins.

I don’t own a single Box Set, as I’ve never felt the extras were good enough to justify buying the bloody thing. And I still don’t.

doctor who vanilla dvd releases

But if you are a Box Set person, which it seems most of my fellow fans are, then realise that the Beeb originally wanted you to have a single vanilla disc slap bang in the middle of your Box Set collection. And we can just imagine how great that would look on your shelf!

Honestly, it’s getting so that the BBC need to think seriously about appointing a Director of Common Sense.

If a company treated it’s customers the way the Beeb treats us fans they’d be fucked in a fortnight and out of business but since the Beeb is paid for by our TV Tax, they seem to think they can get away with treating us like shit while ass licking America `cos when they look over the pond all they can see are dollar signs.

Anyone can piss off some of the people some of the time, but to piss off everybody all at once, that doesn’t just take skill or even genius, that takes the bloody BBC…

And if you want to see how it should be done, then just take a look at The Hobbit Extended Edition



Filed under dvd, Series Seven

2 responses to “FFS BBC!

  1. Fox

    I feel the opposite way.
    I hate the US one but think the UK one looks great.

    • whopix

      Really? I think the US one is a much better cover, more dramatic and kinder to the companions. The UK one is too Matt-centric – Amy, Rory and Clara are hardly distinguishable in amongst all that raspberry jam background.
      Still, each to their own.

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