A Great Big Threatening Button!

21st March 2010 • Blog Post by Ben Paddon •

A Great Big Threatening button which, under the circumstances, you might actually want to push. If you’re in the UK you’ll be lucky enough to get a sneak peak of the first minute of “The Eleventh Hour” via the BBC’s Red Button service. It’ll be popping up at various times from this Wednesday until the show’s Easter weekend launch. So far the confirmed times for Wednesday are from 6am to 2pm, then again from 3pm to 5:50pm, and finally from 9pm onwards.

Of course, that minute will probably work its way onto YouTube or some such thing, and the very moment it does I guarantee you one of us is probably going to pick it apart. Or maybe we won’t.

Ben Paddon certainly isn’t here to help a malevolent entity to bring down the website. Ben writes and hosts PortsCenter, a webseries about video game ports that exists solely because someone once asked him if Doom on the PSone was any good. His favourite colour is mope.



7 Responses

  1. Seb Patrick

    I won’t – I’ve got no intention whatsoever of watching it!

  2. Nor will I, but to be fair I happen to live on the other side of the planet. If I want to watch it I have to do horrible, horrible things.

  3. Seb Patrick

    Oh, it’ll be on Youtube in FIVE MINUTES, and you know it.

    But yeah, while I’m happy to see trailers, and twenty-odd-second clips such as the one from the press launch the other night (which, incidentally, I suspect does actually come from the first minute) taken out of context. But watching the first minute, knowing it’s the first minute? I’d rather wait until broadcast and get it properly.

    (that said, I was terrible with The End of Time part two. I started to watch the clip, then realised it was going to be TIME LORD STUFF, so decided to stop. Then later… caved, and watched it anyway.)

  4. I think you can be forgiven insofar as The End of Time Part Two is concerned. It was Tennant’s last story, after all.

    And this is Smith’s first story. So… y’know. Noone would think less of you if…

  5. Jonathan Capps

    I think I’ll have an easy time not giving in to temptation at home because Ian is so resolutely anti-spoiler (not sure how this will fit in with his ‘official released stuff is ok’ rule, though, but I suspect it’ll be a step too far.

    I cannot guarantee I wont watch it on YouTube the minute I get into work, mind.

  6. Jonathan Capps

    Every time I see the title of this post “A GREAT BIG BUSHY BEARD” goes through my head.

  7. Jonathan Capps

    Looks like this has been put back to Saturday.

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