BBC Approved Spoilers
19 July 2018 at 11:25 #63654
The structural advantage of the TARDIS over a Vortex Manipulator is that you can’t stick a TARDIS in your pocket. 🙂
That is, while the TARDIS can conveniently get you to the place the story is about to happen, it’s big enough that you then have to park it – and all sort of exciting things can happen to stop you getting back to your parking spot. Up to and including the TARDIS deciding ‘Sod this for a game of sailors, I’m off to the South Pole’.
But with a Vortex Manipulator, the thing is strapped to your wrist and can be used as a get out of jail free card at any time. This is why the only Vortex Manipulators that we see in working order don’t belong to full-time cast members. Any Vortex Manipulator that goes near a full-time cast member is never working properly. It has to be repaired, needs a code, will break down as soon as you arrive…
Star Trek had a similar problem with their communicators, and the resulting easy access to the teleport. They usually solved it by hitting William Shatner on the head very hard. Can’t think why. 😀19 July 2018 at 20:05 #6365519 July 2018 at 20:17 #6365619 July 2018 at 20:30 #6365819 July 2018 at 20:41 #63659RorySmith @rorysmith
Now I am restricting myself from spoilers this go around. I love the teaser and the lack of episode footage for a change. I want fresh eyes. My coworker that has yet to figure out who Missy is has inspired my need to not know anything. I also see some resemblance in the new screwdriver to a wasp’s body. Maybe another trip to that era? Hmmm19 July 2018 at 20:42 #63660
Trailer at last! Thanks to the wonderful denizen of twitter, @wolfweed!
And what does the trailer reveal? Surprisingly little, actually. Certainly no monsters, and no sign of the Tardis.
I suspect that what we are to be given over the next few weeks/months will be agonizingly contained, like two or three drops of water to a person parched for water in the desert.
Is so, not entirely sure I approve.19 July 2018 at 21:35 #6366219 July 2018 at 21:58 #63663
Missed one…19 July 2018 at 22:04 #6366419 July 2018 at 23:21 #6366520 July 2018 at 00:50 #63666
oooh, I do like that poster. It’s very cool and striking. As to the trailer, yeah, didn’t really give much away. Like Blenkinsop, I suspect we will get a slow drip of teasing details over the summer. Maybe a ‘monster trailer’ nearer the time. I really do hope so. I get what CC is trying to do but that’s two trailers now that have left me a bit ‘meh’. I feel that at least one of those should have left me totally stoked…. but not yet they’ve not.
Whittaker looks likes she’s going to be great though. I’m definitely starting to get that Tennant vibe off her….20 July 2018 at 02:40 #63668
What struck me about the trailer was how low tech the images were. When you think of the Moffat and the RTD years, the visuals (particularly of space ships) were spectacular. There has been none of that in what we have seen so far. It almost seems like a return to running around rock quarries from the very early years.20 July 2018 at 06:44 #63669janetteB @janetteb
I have the feeling that things are very much still in production and that CC doesn’t want to give anything away. He is holding back for a big surprise when the series starts. I just hope it won’t prove to be a let down.
“tis indeed a well designed poster. I don’t think they will ever drop the Tardis. It is so iconic and so good for marketing. I should know. We have numerous model Tardis around the house. (What is the plural of Tardis?)
@blenkinsopthebrave I liked the quarries. they were iconic too. Maybe that is what CC is aiming at for all his talk about delivering a fresh new take, a return to the feel of the show he clearly loved when he was young.
Well only three months to wait and that will fly by. I already have the jelly babies though I fear they may be past their best. Luckily a lolly shop has opened up “down the street” and appears to e thriving so hopefully they will still be about in October as I am certain they will stock English jelly babies.
Janette20 July 2018 at 17:34 #6367220 July 2018 at 21:48 #63673
I’m assuming that CC won’t want to go full granite quarry on us but going by the trailer I’m not seeing the much-vaunted new, cinematic look. I thought both the RTD and SM eras totally had a cinematic look — the battle at Stonehenge and Demon’s Run leaping to mind — so I’m not seeing that much of a difference so far. Still, early days.
What is clear from the trailer so far is that Whittaker is on track to be a great Doctor, I think. I’m also incredibly relieved by a couple of the clarifications CC made during the SDCC panel….20 July 2018 at 23:07 #63675
And now for something deeply serious…21 July 2018 at 01:08 #6367621 July 2018 at 03:25 #63677
Yeah, that’s undoubtedly true. Still, I’m sure they must have some post done by now. Maybe not.
Still, the new Star Trek trailer had me considerably more stoked than this did…. never thought I’d say that….21 July 2018 at 15:47 #63678
If you watch the ComicCon panel Chibnall gives a very clear explanation of why they are not giving anything away.21 July 2018 at 15:52 #63679
Yeah, I watched it. And as I said above, I can understand that motivation. But at the end of the day, I think it’s the wrong decision. Expecting curiosity about Whittaker to carry all before her is not going to be enough. You need a little bit of wow factor in there too. RTD understood that, and so did The Moff, for that matter.
But as @blenkinsopthebrave says, I suspect we’ll get a few more crumbs of anticipation before October….22 July 2018 at 19:27 #6368223 July 2018 at 02:38 #6368523 July 2018 at 04:19 #63686
Good to see you bonkerising with the best! And apologies, you tagged me after I tagged you regarding your birthday & I failed to do so back. I think your QUEST is spot on. I need an acronym for that. And possibly an anagram & an algorithm too. ((*\*))
@blenkinsopthebrave Greetings from Brisbane where we’ve had (shock, horror & also awe) …..cold weather.
Could, for example, Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor have no memory of the previous cycle of Doctors, for instance?
Oooh that’s great bonkerising too.
@gamergirlavatar That’s a good point. New Who since 2005 (AG) has been resplendent with new music under Murray. Not disputing the new composer’s ideas or what he’s brought to music thus far but I’d add that compared with any other telly Who presented a full score with leitmotifs for all characters. Murray didn’t deviate from this during his contract & used Romantic era motifs & a Romantic approach unique to the show between 2004-10. Certain scores after that didn’t necessarily re-hash choons from the previous decade with striking contrasts between motifs & their characters despite the musical agenda of AG Who, imo? A new composer is definitely welcome & exciting. All the pieces are in place….
@geoffers. Absolutely. Yes, I’d agree that a less jangly theme & a full throated one would be terrific. If there’s a minimalist ‘realisation’ of the new series (Quarries & Corridors) then the score takes that step instead? It’s lovely how music has a capacity to enlarge what we see. I too like the art-work. It’s different to what I’d anticipated.
And it feels classical, to me…so in times where everything dates so quickly it could hold our attention @jimthefish ? The previous era had circles within circles & CC is investigating, with his art crew, lines & more…..horizontal lines 🙂 indicating a human chronology rather than a Time Lord one, perhaps?
@ichabod <waving to you> Yes, it is heavy on the main theme, isn’t it? And I echo your thanks to @wolfweed for the constant (& necessary) updates in these times of Who-drought as @bluesqueakpip said. Now, Pip, I need to go back to that trailer to ‘see’ all the clues….That’s what’s SO great about Who: it really intensifies the “what if?” question which a lot of telly doesn’t pose (‘let’s make a show quickly; our audiences binge on the entire thing & move on’)
<Time is running out….new series approaching>
Puro.23 July 2018 at 05:21 #63687
Great to hear from you! Cold Brisbane?…almost hard to believe. My memories are very different!
A Doctor without a memory. Why not? I sometime feel that way about my own doctor.
One thing about the new show I am hanging out for (and it is close to what you know) is the music. We have been told about a new composer, but, like everything else, we haven’t been allowed to hear the music.
Could it be as good, say, as the theme music to “Where Eagles Dare”? Well, probably not, as nothing can rise to those Olympian heights.
Oh well, I can always listen to that again while I wait…23 July 2018 at 05:58 #63688
Ah, yes: Hordern, Wymark, Eastwood, Burton -and Ronnie Goodwin. And didn’t it get a lot of flak?
Years and years ago we’d teach young teachers how to use drumsticks and a drum pad to this score. This being the early to mid ’90s they had no idea about a movie from 1968 where most of the credits rolled at the beginning of the film with a picture of an aircraft negotiating wind, foreign airspace and snow capped peaks.
Now, that’s a good handle…. (-_-)
On the clues, being a scrabble fan, the word beano can make ‘eon’ and ‘bane’ and ‘base’ from the word beans.
And from basil we get “bails” as in “get out, monsters are coming” and ‘sial’ [rocks forming outer layer of Earth’s crust]. There’s a lot of basil on their pizzas. Or endive. In which case the French are coming (again).
24 July 2018 at 00:36 #63690
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Now BBC Approved…25 July 2018 at 21:28 #63691
Lindalee has spoken so now we all know what to think
Also, it seems there is still two weeks of filming (I’m guessing, but probably just pick-ups now)27 July 2018 at 18:01 #63695gamergirlavatar @gamergirlavatar
This is going to be so fantastic! Season 11 looks great, I love everything from the sonic screwdriver to the companions and Jodie is just so brilliant, she is already one of my favorite doctors. The comic con panel told us so much, the trailer could of been better but I’m sure they don’t want to give to much away, especially story details. That’s why the trailer didn’t focus to much on any one episode or story, at least that is how it appears. However the trailer is great, I’m going to look at it again and try to find more clues in it. I feel like there is something I’m missing. The details on the new doctor were great and were what I was hoping for. I can’t wait for everything that is about to happen. Everything looks like it’s coming together so well. That’s all I can really say, somethings we just need to wait and see for what’s going to happen. Till than, this is going to be fun.27 July 2018 at 22:06 #63697Whisht @whisht
trying to bonkerise…. its ok, I’m on wine….
The Doctor is thrown from the Tardis perhaps mid-regeneration.
So, does the new Doctor remember her past generations?
Has she ‘lost’ the Tardis?
Is this initial series her trying to remember who she is and connecting to the Tardis again?
Well, the first is maybe typical(?) and I’d love each episode having throw backs (“oooh jelly babies! I love those ! I think? or are they the things I like with custard?”)
But maybe rather than finding the Tardis, she’s on a mission to save the Tardis (dunno – maybe I’m making too much of those red crystals).
“Who am I and how do I ‘save’ this thing that’s (apparently) so important to me?”
[“Who am I?” pun not initially intended]28 July 2018 at 01:39 #63698
I suspect that the Tardis, being a time machine, knows that it can evict the Doctor go away and deal with whatever crisis prompted said eviction and then materialise in plenty of time to catch her, perhaps dropping her in the swimming pool.
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