Doctor Who News (2)
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18 December 2013 at 11:04 #23046Anonymous @
You’re completely correct. I thought I would enjoy this no-work period but the lack of something to concentrate on is taking my mind to very dark places in only the first 2 days.
Fear not, the cat was entirely metaphorical. I can’t even keep fish alive (and my older siblings will never let me forget that 🙂 what is the statute of limitations on taking the piss over something that happened 30 years ago?)18 December 2013 at 11:12 #23048
@MartyB – where siblings (or other family members) are concerned, there is NO statute of limitations. You will be reminded about the time you hid under the table and ate all the strawberries-and-cream until everyone concerned has died of old age. The fact that you were three-and-a-half when you did it will not be taken into consideration.
Spoilers: yeah, difficult, isn’t it? Especially when the activity stream is going bonkers. But I’ve sometimes looked on there post-episode, and they quite often do turn out to be just rumours (or possibly carefully crafted fakes).18 December 2013 at 12:24 #23049TardisBlue @tardisblue
@MartyB’s metaphorical cat
Not that much going on there, truth be told. Some bonkers theorizing. Links to interviews with Moffat and Smith. Lots of pictures from trailers and speculation about what they mean. A plea from me for the use of proper grammar, spelling, punctuation and capitalization in posts, along with fewer random, jumbled, stream of consciousness posts in general. (I must have my grandmother’s and aunts’ schoolteacher DNA fully embedded in every cell and fiber of my being. I keep on wanting to mark some posts and give them back to their authors to be rewritten and proofread before resubmission …)
NO tantalizing leaks of scripts, daily rushes, etc
Hope that helps.
TardisBlue18 December 2013 at 13:22 #23051
Today’s Amazon Christmas Deals includes a couple of quid off The Day of The Doctor.
You have to go into their ‘Christmas Deals’ page.18 December 2013 at 13:41 #2305318 December 2013 at 13:58 #23055Anonymous @
That was exactly what I was after. Thanks for that. As to relatives who are school teachers, my father taught English so you can imagine the pressure for ‘proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitali(s)ation’ in my childhood. Including a lot of tedious discussion over the Oxford Comma.
That’s excellent news about Moonbase. Too bad that two of the episodes weren’t recovered, but the BBC appear to have loaded the DVD with extras in compensation. Can’t wait for January now …
So, do you remember how the strawberries and cream tasted? 😉18 December 2013 at 14:05 #23056
@MartyB – frankly, I don’t even remember eating them. 😀19 December 2013 at 00:23 #23086Arbutus @arbutus
my father taught English so you can imagine the pressure for ‘proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitali(s)ation’ in my childhood. Including a lot of tedious discussion over the Oxford Comma.
Aha! I love the Oxford Comma, and I inflict it upon anyone I can. My American-born husband now knows it and loves it, and my son is my current victim. I’ll admit to being somewhat obsessed with punctuation, possibly due to a very tall English teacher who used a sort of “full-body comma” when editing students’ writing at the blackboard. He would shout out “Comma!” as he added them in with a terrific sweep of his arm.19 December 2013 at 00:48 #23087Anonymous @
@tardisblue @Artbutus (how are you this fine evening?) MartyB, yes bonkers theorising and improper ‘grammer’. I hope you’re not accusing me of that are you? Ha! No, j’accuse because with my Czech Dad, we had all sorts of bonkers -type pronunciation going on. For instance, when I asked Dad “could we please have all the strawberries and cream?”, his response would be: “well, we maite”. Meaning, I now know was the Czech/Eng version/combo of: ‘we might, mate’. Also, I was 18 before I realised how to pronounce ‘Cathedral’. I thought it was “Cathaydrawl’. Some uni-prof had to gently correct me & I was red faced about this and many other words for years. In the States, I had some interesting conversations about the Oxford Comma, too. Kindest, Purofilion19 December 2013 at 00:55 #23088Anonymous @
again with the wrong references to posts. Sorry !! I meant @arbutus and @MartyB. Cripes.19 December 2013 at 01:48 #23091Arbutus @arbutus
I’m well this evening, thanks for asking (although I believe that it is in fact some time tomorrow for you!) I must say that multi-linguists are impressive enough to me that I would never fuss about their pronunciation! And isn’t it nice that pronunciation issues don’t come up on internet forums?19 December 2013 at 05:11 #23098TardisBlue @tardisblue
no anti-immigrant feelings here. Au contraire, ma amie,
Late in his life, my father wanted the two of us to learn Czech, though that never happened. He was born in a small town in the middle of nowhere in Texas, where Tex-Czech cuisine was nearly as common as Tex-Mex. Don’t believe Tex-Czech cuisine exists? Trust “All the News That’s Fit to Print,” aka the New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/1990/08/26/travel/move-over-tex-mex-it-s-tex-czech.html?pagewanted=3&src=pm
I talked my younger sister into taking up the viola because it was the instrument Dvorak played.
No anti-Czech feelings here.
And, I have a lot of empathy for people stumbling around trying to speak a different language without an accent. I’ve tried. And I can’t.
@MartyB and all:
I’m a big fan of Oxford commas. 😀
TardisBlue19 December 2013 at 07:53 #23110Anonymous @
@tardisblue thank you very much for that glorious article and reminder of all food Czech: it’s still staple at Christmas to eat schnitzel and potato salad with carp. I gave away the fish years ago. People used to store it, prior to Christmas, in their baths. Eerrk. The schnitzel is fine but in our QLD heat, it’s best in Winter so at Christmas we have prawns, oysters Kilpatrick and lobster which is actually quite cheap in certain areas and I’ve devised a recipe of chilli and garlic with lime and tomato. But as for the rest, I recall Czech dumplings, goulash and almond cake. The best dumplings were these doughy things over a boiled plum or apricot covered in butter, caster sugar and then quark cheese. I swear, the weirdest dish, ever, but incredible. In de goot vay, you see?20 December 2013 at 17:33 #23159Anonymous @
You can now vote for your favourite Eleventh Doctor moment on the BBC Website
The results so far are…
20 December 2013 at 19:39 #23174
The closing speech from TDoTD 21%
The Rings Of Akhaten’s speech to Grandfather 13%
Joint third, The Doctor showing Vincent his legacy from VaTD and The Doctor’s ‘Stonhenge’ speech from TPO on 12%
Blue Peter Design~A~Sonic Competition Winners
Warning – Some might consider this video a spoiler…20 December 2013 at 19:46 #23175
Silva Screen Records have announced the release of a CD containing music from An Adventure in Space and Time.
With the 50th anniversary of the first appearance of the Daleks on TV screens fast approaching, a video tribute by Doctor Who’s current showrunner Steven Moffat to their last story during the classic era – Remembrance of the Daleks – was posted by the BBC on the programme’s official site
(I can’t get this video to play)21 December 2013 at 07:11 #23189Anonymous @
Tor.com talk about their favourite Eleventh Doctor episodes.
@wolfweed – love those bookends. As I’m not one for reading, I’d have to use them as DVD-ends 🙂21 December 2013 at 10:40 #23193
The future of Doctor Who on audio was revealed today as BBC Worldwide announced a new partnership with Random House Audio
(View the winning entries here – unless you consider them spoilers)22 December 2013 at 22:26 #23247Anonymous @
An update on ‘missing episodes’ – thanks @fiveroundsrapid for the re-tweet 🙂23 December 2013 at 09:50 #23266Anonymous @
More from ‘Missing Believed Wiped’. Admittedly, there’s nothing Doctor specific (apart from a photo of the DW Archive) but towards the bottom of the page there’s a nice article on Murray Melvin, who played the time travelling ‘Bilis ‘ in Torchwood.23 December 2013 at 09:56 #23268vir88 @vir88
Please read my posts about DW!!!!!23 December 2013 at 10:20 #23274
This whole issue of missing episodes is a bit of a mixed bag for me.
It’s pretty obvious there are more out there but once the rumour mill gets going it’s pretty hard not to be disappointed when nothing gets turned up!
Eventually we’ll get to the point when any new find will probably end up being duplicates of old episodes that have already been recovered, similar to what Ian Levine announced late last week through Twitter…
Sadly I doubt we’ll ever see ALL missing episodes recovered, but each one that we do get back is a blessing!!23 December 2013 at 12:05 #23280Anonymous @
@fiveroundsrapid – welcome 🙂
I thought this comment on Samira Ahmed’s website quite astonishing 😯
The BFI had had to turn down the Monkhouse archive because, Bryant and Fiddy said, they couldn’t afford the time and cost to go through such a volume for the 5% of gems that might be on the tapes.
Bob Monkhouse recorded pretty much everything that was shown on TV whether it be comedy, drama, films or even the news. Initially he used a cine camera pointed at the screen but he went on to own a number of professional video recorders (in the days before home video recorders were available) which were set up to record programs from all three (at the time) channels. There must be hundreds of ‘believed wiped’ programs in his collection, not just DW but other programs as well (the ‘lost’ Dad’s Army episodes and A for Andromeda spring to mind).
I appreciate that it would be time consuming for the BFI to go through the 50,000-strong collection of videotapes and film reels but I’m quite sure that if they asked for volunteers, they’d be swamped with offers from people happy to donate their time. I’d do it 🙂23 December 2013 at 12:17 #2328223 December 2013 at 15:02 #23286
Wow! Now that’s something I never knew about Bob Monkhouse!!
I have to agree with you FMIAB, there would certainly be no shortage of volunteers to go through that many recordings and I can’t believe the short-sightedness of the BFI not to take the tapes in! Even if it they acknowledged the enormity of such a long-term project surely it would have been something that was well within their remit to take on!
I often look at the whole MBW ‘phenomena’ from an entirely Who-centric point of view, but when you take the time to sit back and just consider what has been wiped you finally start to realise what a travesty of epic proportions the whole sorry mess actually is!23 December 2013 at 19:12 #23293Anonymous @
Happy Christmas from BlogtorWho and DWO.24 December 2013 at 09:24 #2331324 December 2013 at 13:47 #2332724 December 2013 at 13:52 #23329
Great news on the Troughton stories, although maybe a moot point for the more hardcore fans as they’d be picking up the DVDs anyway I guess
Still… Should be nice seeing some Classic Who on terrestrial TV again24 December 2013 at 17:32 #2333424 December 2013 at 18:54 #23337ScaryB @scaryb
Thanks as ever for all the links.
The combom article about the recovered Troughtons is VERY interesting, especially about why the BBC has to negotiate for the rights to screen them, royalties, and indeed, about episode 3 of WoF. Ties in with some very persistent long-standing rumours.25 December 2013 at 20:53 #23370Anonymous @
Currently trending on Twitter in no particular order are #Doctor Who, #Matt Smith, #Peter Capaldi, #Weeping Angel and #Amy Pond. Since I started typing this, over 300 new tweets have been posted containing any/all of the above hashtags 😯28 December 2013 at 06:40 #23504Juststacy03 @juststacy
Hi, I’m new to the site and have been having fun poking around. I would love feedback on these videos i did for fun this past week. Have a great day!28 December 2013 at 07:32 #23506Anonymous @
Hi @Juststacy03 welcome to the site. Hope you enjoy it. Good vids -lots of snogging though!
purofilion28 December 2013 at 17:52 #2353430 December 2013 at 15:19 #236642 January 2014 at 08:35 #23803Anonymous @
Some news for our antipodean members. Matt Smith and Karen Gillen will be making a number of appearances ‘down under’ in March.2 January 2014 at 18:06 #238183 January 2014 at 11:42 #238356 January 2014 at 11:51 #23992
Filming of series 8 has commenced! (That’s all I’m saying!)
Available for download from the Internet Archive, a remarkable number of 80s and some 90s computer games, courtesy of the TOSEC project…
7 January 2014 at 12:11 #240297 January 2014 at 14:16 #24032
Official ‘begins filming’ photo and article. It gives nothing away, not even the new costume – Capaldi’s still wearing the Eleventh’s costume (minus bow tie).7 January 2014 at 18:53 #24046
DWM 469 out on Thursday…7 January 2014 at 19:40 #24047
Stargazing LIVE: Back to Earth – BBC 2 tonight from 8pm (featuring K-9)…7 January 2014 at 22:04 #24056LizS @lizs
MURRAY GOLD WORLD PREMIERE
Thought you might like to know that there’s a world premiere by Murray Gold at the Barbican on Saturday 18 January. It features Crouch End Festival Chorus who have sung on many of the Doctor Who shows. And Murray will be there.
More information here
http://www.cefc.org.uk/concert-calendar/gold-bedford-and-fripp/10 January 2014 at 15:05 #24170Anonymous @
Haven’t seen this posted elsewhere but looks like Series 9 is official too.10 January 2014 at 18:51 #24181ConfusedPolarity @confusedpolarity
@jimthefish – That’s good to read, not that I really believed the Beeb would be stupid enough to pull the plug just yet.
Hopefully Moffat’s “we” is not of the royal variety and he will still be involved with Series 9. I’m also glad, despite the extended wait, that we’re going back to an autumn airdate. Childhood Saturday evenings with the curtains closed, the rain lashing down and Doctor Who on the telly – what could be more perfect?14 January 2014 at 12:08 #2429116 January 2014 at 13:55 #2434517 January 2014 at 11:31 #24355
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