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  • #62435
    Bluesqueakpip @bluesqueakpip

    @rorysmith

    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.]

    #62436
    wolfweed @wolfweed
    #62437
    JimTheFish @jimthefish
    Time Lord

    @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).

    #62438
    MissRori @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”?

    #62439
    janetteB @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.)

    Cheers
    Janette

    #62591
    Habemus Doctorem @habemusdoctorem

    From yesterday. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05q8mt6/p05q8knb

    #62594
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    The trailer’s dropped…

    #62596
    wolfweed @wolfweed
    #62631
    Habemus Doctorem @habemusdoctorem

    #63188
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    new logo

    #63189
    JimTheFish @jimthefish
    Time Lord

    @wolfweed

    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….

    #63190
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    @jimthefish

    It makes me think of a luxury space cruise! As you say, not sure how well it will function on magazine covers etc.

    Time will tell…

    new logo details

    hero

    #63191
    Wibbly-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!

    #63192
    gamergirlavatar @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.

    #63193
    janetteB @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.
    Cheers
    Janette

    #63194
    winston @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.

     

    #63195
    JimTheFish @jimthefish
    Time Lord

    @wolfweed

    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…

    #63204
    geoffers @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! 🙂

    #63212
    wolfweed @wolfweed
    #63218
    winston @winston

    @wolfweed    Nice!

    #63228
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    #63237
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    #63241
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    Season 12 Blu Ray collection with new extras out on June 11th

    twelv

    12

     

    #63485
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    #63486
    wolfweed @wolfweed
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    wolfweed @wolfweed

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