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  • #61752
    wolfweed @wolfweed
    #61765
    Missy @missy

    @ichabodSheesh, gonna miss this crew no matter what comes after . . .

    You and me both!

    Still haven’t looked at the clips (old team clips I mean) must make some time. Thanks to all who contributed.

    Missy

    #61767
    MissRori @missrori

    I’m surprised the complete Series 10 is coming out so soon in the U.S. because 1) the Beeb has really dragged their heels on the American release of Series 10 Part 2, which comes out Sept. 10 here — I have a friend who doesn’t have BBC America and I can’t chat with him about anything past “Extremis” — and 2) I thought they would wait until after “Twice Upon a Time” aired so it would truly be complete, given how they handled the Complete Series 9 set.  (I am assuming this set includes “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”.)

    On the other hand, does this mean “Twice Upon a Time” will be so big a deal it will require/warrant an elaborate standalone release the way “The Day of the Doctor” did rather than just being part of a box set?  Could it be feature length, to bookend “Deep Breath”?  So many possibilities!  😀

    #61793
    Missy @missy

    @wolfweed:

    Thank you, I can’t wait to get this.  I want the Extended edition.

    Missy

     

    #61803
    Craig @craig
    Emperor

    Russell T Davies received a lifetime achievement award at the Edinburgh Television Festival yesterday – which he fully deserves. He wasn’t too complementary about the government, or most of the industry!

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/aug/24/bbc-being-treated-with-contempt-says-russell-t-davies

    #61805
    Missy @missy

    To hell with Murdock, the BBC must stay strong.

    Thank you Craig.

    Missy

    #61812
    MissRori @missrori

    @craig Last year, the 500th issue of Doctor Who Magazine featured the one-off comic “The Stockbridge Showdown”, in which the Twelfth Doctor teamed up with most of the comic-specific companions the magazine has featured over the years to stop a corrupt intergalactic businessman from taking control of the “Galactic Broadcasting Corporation”, or GBC for short.  😀

    #61830
    Lulu @lulu2001

    Hello I went to the doctor who experience for my 16th birthday, and I thought my friend had bought me a black rubber wristband saying it’s bigger on the inside on the inside. It turns out she didn’t I was wondering if anyone who was going to it before it closes could send me one in the post since I asked the experience and they said they wouldn’t. I would be so grateful if anyone who is going sees the and would contact me. Fingers crossed

    #61856
    wolfweed @wolfweed
    #61866
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    Christel & Luke – Penultimate vid from the DW Experience…

    https://www.facebook.com/DoctorWho/videos/2027062783974405/

    c n l

    #61867
    janetteB @janetteb

    Little bit confused. The article @wolfweed links to states that Dr Who Experience has only been running in Cardiff for five years but over ten years ago now I took the boys to a Dr Who exhibition in Cardiff which I assumed was the Dr Who Experience. building was not the same as I recall though. I have photos of K.9 and the obligatory fridge magnet to prove it..

    cheers
    Janette

    #61868
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    @janetteb  The Doctor Who Exhibition Cardiff was situated in the Red Dragon Centre, Cardiff Bay. The museum opened December 2005 and was closed on 27 March 2011. In July 2012 the above-mentioned Doctor Who Experience opened…….

    old cardiff

     

    Today’s Final Who Experience Tour with Christel & Luke

    #61870
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    #61873
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    P Cap’s message to The Doctor Who Experience…

    #61889
    Missy @missy

    @wolfweed: Thank you. I’m going to miss this man so much. *sniff*

    Missy

    #61900
    aqassad123 @aqassad123

    if the dying master turns his tardis into a paradox machine and suppressed his regeneration in to missy could he stay as the master

    #61901
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    #61902
    PropStore @propstore

    There’s a Dalek and Sylvester McCoy’s hat in auction now… they’re down at the BFI IMAX in London if you want to see them in person too 🙂

    <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>http://propstoreauction.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/78/lot/18195/ </span>

    <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>http://propstoreauction.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/78/lot/18194/</span>

     

    #61913
    JimTheFish @jimthefish
    Time Lord

    For all the Big Finish fans, the core cast of An Adventure in Time and Space are going to reprise their roles for Big Finish.

    Could be very interesting.

     

    #61920
    Missy @missy

    <span class=”useratname”>@jimthefish: Indeed!</span>

    Missy

    #61957
    wolfweed @wolfweed
    #61959
    McCotton @mccottonthedoctorfan

    @wolfweed So if I read that right, they’re doing “Shada” the same way they did the Second Doctor’s “Power of the Daleks” almost?

     

    I’m actually mixed on this.  I’m glad it’s going to be finished.  And I’ll definitely check it out and add it to my collection.  But, at the same time, I have Big Finish’s version, with the Eighth Doctor.  And I really like that one.

    #62084
    wolfweed @wolfweed
    #62123
    Missy @missy

    Fascinating.

    Thank you @wolfweed

    Missy

    #62137
    wolfweed @wolfweed
    #62150
    Missy @missy

    @wolfweed:

    Thank you. I want the extended edition. Like the cover.

    #62221
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    TARDIS gets a starring role in tonight’s W1A…

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05dph71

    w1a

    #62235
    Missy @missy

    @wolfweed:

    Thanks.

    Missy

    #62306
    gamergirlavatar @gamergirlavatar

    Hi everyone, it’s nice to be talking on this blog again. I haven’t really said anything of much importance lately. I don’t know why but for some reason I just kept making less and less time to type here. I feel awful for that because I really do enjoy talking to everyone and typing out my thoughts. The reason I’m typing on this thread is because Torchwood has returned for a 5th season. I don’t know if this has been mention here yet but there is a new set of radio plays being released. It’s being called the 5th season because it takes place after Miracle Day. I didn’t hear about this till this week so I missed parts one and two being released but part three will come out in February, 2018. Again, it’s nice to really talk to everyone again.

    #62307
    janetteB @janetteb

    @gamergirlavatar Always nice to hear from you, and thanks for the Torchwood news. I go through phases where I don’t post much, but I check in regularly – usually when I should be working, like right now for instance.
    Cheers
    Janette

    #62308
    wolfweed @wolfweed
    #62313
    gamergirlavatar @gamergirlavatar

    Thanks @janetteb it’s always nice to hear from you as well. You’re welcome for the Torchwood news, I was happy to mention it, and to just talk about Torchwood. I have to mention I smiled when I read your post, when you said you check in when you should be working. That’s what I did.

    #62315
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    I was jammy enough to get a couple of pictures published in this today…

    doctor-who-fan-artwork-book 100-illustrated-adventures

    100 ads

    #62316
    Conchobarre @conchobarre

    @wolfweed WOW! That’s so awesome.  Which episode? Are you in the article?

    #62317
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    @conchobarre

    Thanks! No, I’m not in the article. I’m The Tenth Planet & Battlefield…

     

    Sad news:

    Paddy Russell has died…

    p r h d

    #62318
    janetteB @janetteb

    Well done @wolfweed. I hope the book makes an appearance on “local” bookshelves. I will look out for it when I next get to the city.

    Thanks for the link about Paddy Russell. Interesting.

    Cheers
    Janette

    #62320
    Anonymous @

    @wolfweed

    Thank you for the link also and thank you for sharing about your art work. That’s exciting news!

    😀   : D

    From, Thane

     

     

    #62322
    Bluesqueakpip @bluesqueakpip

    @wolfweed

    Well done you! That’s very exciting. 🙂

    #62328
    Missy @missy

    @wolfweed;

    How wonderful.  Good luck and thank you for letting us know.

    Missy

    #62331
    wolfweed @wolfweed
    #62338
    MissRori @missrori

    This looks to have just broken this morning:

    Dudley Simpson, Doctor Who composer, 1922-2017

    #62345
    MissRori @missrori

    As per usual, next week’s Children in Need telethon will feature a scene from “Twice Upon a Time”.  I would have preferred an original short like some of the earlier Christmas shows received, especially since Twelve had so few supplementary shorts, but what can you do?  😉

    Doctor Who Christmas special scene to be unveiled…

    (Remember, no discussion of the clip except under BBC Approved Spoilers)  🙂

    #62346
    janetteB @janetteb

    @missrori thanks for the link and also the sad news re’ Dudley Simpson. I was very disappointed about the lack of Minisodes and such additional material during the more recent years, BBC cost cutting evidently but at a cost.

    Cheers
    Janette

    #62347
    Missy @missy

    Murray Gold has written the music for every series since 2005.

    What wonderful music it has been. I wonder if he will write for the coming series?

    Missy

    #62348
    Bluesqueakpip @bluesqueakpip

    @missy

    Given that there’s been no definite announcement that he’s leaving, I’d guess that it’s currently ‘in negotiation’. Quite possibly Chris Chibnall wants a musical shake-up to go with the gender shake-up, and the two of them are seeing if they can go with what the other wants. I wouldn’t say ‘no’ to a musical shake-up; I’ve got CDs and CDs of Murray’s Who scores, and you can tell how much his music has developed and changed through the ten years. He always seems to have the most fun with the first year of the new Doctor, so if he can treat Chibnall’s Who as almost a new commission, that might be invigorating for his music.

    Or it may just be money they’re arguing over. 🙂 Cutting down to ten episodes suggests that Chibbs chose quality over a cut in budget-per-episode – and after ten years, I bet Murray is now bloody expensive. Chibbs may be considering whether it’s time to employ some up and coming (and therefore cheaper) young composer.

    But if Murray does decide that ten years is long enough, and it’s time to move on to new projects, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. There’s a time on any project when you realise that you haven’t got anything left to say artistically; at which point, it’s time to move on. And let the next generation have a crack. 😀

    But I will say that we had exactly these same rumours when RTD left and Steven Moffat took over. Murray may well treat a new producer as a new commission, and takes time to consider things.

    #62349
    Missy @missy

    @bluesqueakpip:

    I must get the CDs  of Murray Gold, I especially enjoy his score for “Heaven Sent.”

    Incidentally, the use of one of the melodies from the above in The Doctor Falls, when he’s blowing up the Cybermen I thought a nice touch. Such a beautifully poignant piece.

    I’ve no quarrel with any new composer, their music may be just as delightful. However, I must admit that it would be the last straw for me.

    By the way, I hadn’t heard any rumours about MG leaving, I simply thought that as everyone else I like is jumping ship, he might too. *sigh*

    Missy

    #62350
    Anonymous @

    @bluesqueakpip @missy

    Ms Pip you and my mum are thinking alike!

    Yes I think that a new composer would actually be good (providing as you say @missy that they ARE actually good) but Mum was explaining just how hard (I think she said “blod*y hard”) it is to keep on delivering great scores. Even delivering one large commission for the building of a controversial building for the AUstralian War Memorial or a composition for the anniversary of a terrible event in our history like the Pt Arthur massacre in Tasmania brings with it a lot of stress because there are many stakeholders involved in the outcome of the composition and so you have to try and please everybody.

    I think Who fits in that category where it’s difficult to get started and there’s only so much stress you can take before you need a really big break. I don’t think Murray Gold is doing all this alone anymore -there are a number of other composers (post grad or PhD in composition) ‘helping out’ but I don’t think he would get a break and also there would be other work Gold would do during the last  12 years  which helps alleviate stress and provide more creative clues to bring in fresh themes -and production rooms for hire which requires massive dosh and then the orchestra’s rehearsals which Gold is in on even though he doesn’t necessarily conduct I suppose?

    Anyway it’s exciting though if it’s completely new and I think I’m one who says “if it aint broke fix it anyway” because that’s what keeps things fresh and alive -in my opinion! 🙂

    #62351
    Missy @missy

    @thane15:

    That’s where we differ. If it ain’t broken, no need to fix it. Makes no sense at all.

    Like white goods, they still work well, but you fancy a new one, so out they/it goes. Wasteful in my opinion.

    MG  also had this uncanny knack  of fitting the music to the actor/actress, at least I thought so.

    Of course, MG might have had enough and who can blame him.

    Missy

    #62352
    Anonymous @

    @missy

    I think you know me and mum well enough that we actually DO agree with the statement you said!

    Sure, I think composer’s can ‘change up’ the music and also need a rest from it! Mum knows this very well. It was her job to know this so I think it’s not unreasonable to say “with music if it aint broken fix it” because it means simply giving it fresh eye and giving poor Murray  a rest.

    With what you’re saying about “broken fridges” we agree. Mum and Dad never buy things until they fall apart. Last year remember the kitchen thing in our house? Mum had the kitchen replaced and renovated and the fridge was from when HER mum gave her THEIR old fridge -that’s how old it was. The stove -only 1/2 of it worked and then the oven wasn’t working properly for years! Then the dishwasher stuffed up and for 2 years Dad and I were washing up -and I actually enjoyed doing that. The guys who fixed up the kitchen couldn’t believe that we wouldn’t go out and buy a new one when Mum said “the duct tape worked for 10 years and I was happy with the fridge it was fine and working -except for the door!”.

    So absolutely this idea of let’s go and buy something new because we “can” is a silly idea but Mum was saying that these things are built to be obsolete whereas when Grandma was married the fridge and washing machine they got when they married was expected to last the next 40 years. Grandma’s fridge was 55 years old! Can you believe it? Amaxing.

    Anyway , sorry I’ve hogged the new page and I apologise.

    Thank you for reading,

    Thane and MUm

    #62353
    janetteB @janetteb

    Like @thane15 I agree with you @missy re white goods and many other things but creative people do “run dry” especially when working on the same stuff. This is why Moffat moved on, before he ran out of ideas and began to recycle. He was already beginning to do so and though I am sure that he had a lot more to give he recognised that he was exhausting his creative potential. If he stayed on then his work would loose it’s brilliance and become increasingly repetitive. Brilliant though Moffat has been, no one can maintain that critical edge forever when doing essentially the same thing. Replacing things that work like White goods is not really a good analogy for artists/writers/creatives and I am sure that the next series will work far better than a new washing machine/fridge/kettle. (I included the later because our last, fancy expensive kettle barely lasted 18 months. Grrrrr)

    Cheers
    Janette

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