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squishy
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PostSubject: Rate the German Doctor Who   Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:27 pm

While most of Doctor Who seems to have translated okay into German, those first to episode titles just don't do it for me:

1.FÜNF VOR ZWÖLF (Five to Twelve)
2.DER STERNENWAL (The Star Whale)
3.SIEG DER DALEKS (Victory of the Daleks)
4.ZEIT DER ENGEL ( Time of the Angels)
5.HERZ AUS STEIN (Heart of Stone)
6.DIE VAMPIRE VON VENEDIG (The Vampires of Venice )
7.AMYS ENTSCHEIDUNG (Amy's Decision)
8.HUNGRIGE ERDE (Hungry Earth)
9.KALTBLÜTIG (In Cold Blood)
10.VINCENT UND DER DOCTOR (Vincent and the Doctor)
11.DER UNTERMIETER (The Lodger)
12.DIE PANDORICA (The Pandorica)
13.DER GROSSE KNALL (The big bang)

"Five to Twelve"? Doesn't that lose all the fun double entendre of "The Eleventh Hour". Quite literally one hour left to save the world plus the intro of Doctor 11. The German makes it sound like there is only 5 minutes or possibly that it's very, very short notice. Or is this just a poor translation back into English?

"The Star Whale"? Isn't that just giving away the twist at the end? Was there no suitable German for the "Beast Below"?

Can any of our resident German language buffs provide a better title?
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PostSubject: Re: Rate the German Doctor Who   Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:19 pm

Why not "Die Elfte Uhr"?
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PostSubject: Re: Rate the German Doctor Who   Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:34 pm

Will Germany even be permitted to show all of Series 6? Isn't Adolf's use strictly regulated in Germany and not to be used as a comical character in a Sci-fi series?
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PostSubject: Re: Rate the German Doctor Who   Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:20 pm

Hogan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

oops this isnt the hogans heroes thread my bad
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PostSubject: Re: Rate the German Doctor Who   Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:32 pm

I prefer the French translations, though the dubbing is really bad, it's still fun. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Rate the German Doctor Who   Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:51 pm

squishy wrote:
Will Germany even be permitted to show all of Series 6? Isn't Adolf's use strictly regulated in Germany and not to be used as a comical character in a Sci-fi series?

A few years ago, a German movie was made called "Downfall" that showed a realistic portrayal of the final days of Hitler and the Third Reich. I doubt there would be a problem with the portrayal of Hitler as he was so briefly seen and promptly humiliated in the episode. The buying and selling of memorabilia of Nazi Germany is the only thing I know of that is prohibited in Germany.

Oh, and the Youtube videos of Hitler reacts to whatever comes from this movie!
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