BBC Approved Spoilers
18 November 2017 at 08:18 #62435Bluesqueakpip @bluesqueakpip
Uh, Rory? This was the Children In Need clip. Children In Need is the BBC’s biggest fundraiser, for kids needing help with medical care/social care across the UK, and Doctor Who generally provides them with a really generous, fans-are-begging-for-it clip. Or even films a special scene, specially for them – such as David Tennant’s first scene as the post-regeneration Doctor.
[They raised £55 million, btw.]18 November 2017 at 13:13 #6243618 November 2017 at 17:38 #62437
@wolfweed — unfortunately Radio Times takes somewhat exception to my adblocker so I won’t be able to actually read the article without a load of faffing around on my whitelist but that’s nice news. He’s the fellow who did the rather splendid ‘rain’ trailer for Capaldi, isn’t he? It’s also a nice reminder that far from being dismissive of fans, as he’s often accused of being, Moffat seems to have gone out of his way to reach out to them, to involve them, to make use of their talent creativity. I hope it’s something that Chibnall also fosters.
As to the CiN clip, as @bluesqueakpip says, it ticks all the boxes, being self-contained enough to be understandable on its own and entertaining enough in its own right to fit into the larger scheme of the charity evening. Personally, I liked it, although it is making me mourn the passing of 12 already. Capaldi is very comfortable in his role here and has totally nailed his Doctor’s look here. I could totally do with another series of him in this ‘midway between Pertwee and Tom Baker’ mould. Bradley is great too, of course. He’s very much got a Hartnell vibe going on (far more than Hurndall managed) and yet he’s bringing something of his own to the party. It’s great that he’s going to continue with the audios, but part of me kind of wants to see full-blown modern reconstructions of all the 60’s shows (with the possible exception of The Gunfighters).18 November 2017 at 19:04 #62438MissRori @missrori
@jimthefish I liked the clip too.
The same day I was listening to the fan podcast Verity! and they were discussing the Twelfth Doctor’s tenure and how he was very rarely seen happy onscreen (save for the final five minutes of THORS), culminating in the ending of “The Doctor Falls”. The women were discussing how they would like this Doctor to have a proper happy ending in “Twice Upon a Time”, something like the ending of “The Big Bang”.
Do you guys think this will be an Everybody Lives adventure after Moffat chose not to make “The Doctor Falls” one (and he certainly could have)? I’m worried because this is supposed to only be an hour long, and I would think that to have a proper wrapup they’ll need to give over about 5-10 minutes of the story to Twelve’s gloriously happy ending. Could the storytelling here end up rushed, as happened with “Time of the Doctor”?19 November 2017 at 02:01 #62439janetteB @janetteb
@jimthefish I encountered the same problem.
@missrori An “everybody lives” ending would be a nice wrap up for both Capaldi and for Moffat so it would not surprise me at all if that is how it ends. There will never be enough but one can always replay,, and replay and replay in order to savour the moment. (I have done that before.)
Janette7 December 2017 at 17:13 #62591Habemus Doctorem @habemusdoctorem8 December 2017 at 15:53 #62594
The trailer’s dropped…8 December 2017 at 17:42 #6259617 December 2017 at 18:16 #62631Habemus Doctorem @habemusdoctorem20 February 2018 at 20:05 #6318820 February 2018 at 22:34 #63189
Hmm, not sure I’m loving that. Seems a bit insubstantial for my liking — can’t imagine it looking particularly impressive on book and DVD covers, for example. It’s a bit like the RTD-era logo I suppose but it also reminds a little of the McCoy-era logo and that’s surely not a good thing….20 February 2018 at 23:00 #6319021 February 2018 at 00:16 #63191Wibbly-Wobbly @wibbly-wobbly
Hello! I am new on here and love all things Doctor Who! I just want to say I absolutely love the new logo and can’t wait for Jodie Whittaker’s first season!21 February 2018 at 01:12 #63192gamergirlavatar @gamergirlavatar
Nice to meet you @wibbly-wobbly. It’s nice to have you join the blog. I like the new logo as well and I can’t wait for Jodie’s first season.21 February 2018 at 01:27 #63193janetteB @janetteb
Welcome @wibbly-wobbly good name. Oh how often do we quote those words..
I am also rather enthused about the new logo. It think the colour scheme is what won me over. Won’t be so easy to 3d print though.
Janette21 February 2018 at 02:29 #63194winston @winston
Hello @wibbly-wobbly and welcome! I like the new logo too and I am very excited about the new series and the new Doctor.22 February 2018 at 12:49 #63195
Actually it doesn’t look as bad on the page as I might have thought (although this is obviously just a mock-up from someone on Twitter) but it still doesn’t have quite the impact as the Moffatt-era one.
Still, it’s growing on me…24 February 2018 at 07:00 #63204geoffers @geoffers
i really like the simplistic approach in that wallpaper image. it’s very graphic novel-ish, almost anime-ish, which should appeal to the younger generations, and gamers. i don’t fancy anime, myself, so i’m glad the show isn’t animated…
…as far as we know?! haha
but the emphasis on the time lord/lady and the tardis is quite striking. that silhouette could even look good as a tattoo…
i just hope they do a full version of the theme song that’s closer to the one(s) we’ve come to love, and not so minimalist as the theme in that teaser. it took me almost all of series 8 to get used to capaldi’s jangly variation, and i don’t want to have to work so hard again! 🙂25 February 2018 at 20:51 #6321227 February 2018 at 01:49 #6321828 February 2018 at 11:48 #632285 March 2018 at 15:57 #632376 March 2018 at 20:44 #63241
Season 12 Blu Ray collection with new extras out on June 11th13 May 2018 at 20:01 #6348513 May 2018 at 20:56 #6348616 May 2018 at 18:25 #63494
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