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    @missy @janetteb

    Mum would  agree with the kettles. About  a year ago she bought a small saucepan for $5 which is just used for heating water. The stove was once gas and it heated up fast. Now with an induction stove for 2 cups  it takes less time. All that gunk in the kettle isn’t in the saucepan!

    I think it can be said that the creative cleverness of a composer and writer like you said do need to be recirculated occasionally b ut  then if Pip says if  it could just be a discussion with a new head writer to see they’re on the same page then that would be a good idea -for the media and social media too. I like Murray Gold and saw some good interviews with him -he’s a quiet, humble man in my opinion

    Thane

    #62355
    janetteB @janetteb

    @thane15 We have resorted to the saucepan too now.

    I really like Murray Gold’s music too but would not be surprised if he is ready to “move on” too. At the same time I think Chibnell does need to tread carefully. He is making big changes but some things must remain, or it ceases to feel like the same show. Music is more integral to the feel of the series than many people realise. It sets the mood, the tone and helps tell the story. (You Mum could say this so much better. Music is not my area.) Music has always been integral to the feel of Dr Who and was in part responsible for its success in the early (BG) days because it conveyed an “otherworldy” sense. M.Gs music is more “grounded” but it has a strong emotive note and has been equally essential to the success of AG Who.

    Cheers
    Janette

    #62357
    MissRori @missrori

    @missy Unfortunately the soundtrack releases stopped after Series 8 so no “Heaven Sent” music for you… 🙁 Just another example of how poorly the Twelfth Doctor’s era was served….

    #62368
    Hellsingfan01 @hellsingfan01

    what do people think of the doctor’s new look i personally can’t make my mind up if it’s the best outfit or the worst

    https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/FB3E/production/_98681346_jodie-whittaker-as-the-doct.jpg

    #62369
    Bluesqueakpip @bluesqueakpip

    @hellsingfan01

    We’re discussing it over on ‘BBC Approved Spoilers’.

    Please don’t post pics on other threads: some people like to know as little as possible before the episode is broadcast.

    #62371
    Hellsingfan01 @hellsingfan01

    @bluesqueakpip thanks for letting me know

    #62379
    Missy @missy

    @thane15:

    Same here. We had a fridge/freezer and air conditioner, which lasted over 20 years!

    I also agree that Murray may need a break, even though I shall miss him.

    @hellsingfan01:

    As for the the JW outfit? She should audition for the Wiggles.

    The word ‘ludicrous’ comes to mind. The new series is getting better and better!

    @janetteb:

    Yes, you are right. Even the best of the best (in my opinion) must run out of ideas sooner or later.

    I’ve found that too. The cheaper the kettle the longer it lasts.

    @missrori:

    That’s fine, I can hear it on YT and have frequently. *grins*

    Missy

     

    #62410
    wolfweed @wolfweed
    #62415
    Missy @missy

    @wolfweed;

     

    Thanks for that. I shall investigate.

    Missy

    #62416
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    The series 10 boxset doesn’t seem to have ‘Friend from the Future’ in, on or under it….

    fftf

    I hope you taped it off the telly…

    #62418
    Missy @missy

    Never even heard of it.

    Missy

    #62419
    Bluesqueakpip @bluesqueakpip

    @missy

    It was the promo scene for Bill that the BBC used; it was broadcast as a scene from the first episode.
    However, it was filmed before the first episode, and when they did the final editing the promo scene just didn’t work. It didn’t fit within the main story of ‘The Pilot’.

    So it’s now a standalone scene: I suspect Steven Moffat has decided that its status is now ‘promo’, and they often don’t include those in the boxsets.

    #62420
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    @missy  @bluesqueakpip

    There is a documentary that features the filming of ‘Friend from the Future’ very heavily. But it itself is not in the boxset. Boxsets have always been good to include all the extra bits & bobs in the past. The trailers don’t seem to be in it either, & those have always been in boxsets before…

    The boxset is a slight letdown. It has a whole disc of cutdown ‘The Fan Show’ rather than new material…

    There is a good little docu’ about the finale and another good one about Rona Munro, though…

    #62421
    MissRori @missrori

    Another thing bugging me about the boxset — why did they decide to bring it out now instead of after Christmas along with “Twice Upon a Time”?

    Could it be that “Twice Upon a Time” is a surprise feature-length or two-part episode?  🙂

     

    #62424
    Adrain Smith @adrainsmith

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    #62426
    Missy @missy

    @adrainsmith:

    Thank you for that.

    Missy

    #62427
    Missy @missy

    The Christmas special usually appears on the next series.  Such as Mysterio is on this boxset. One assumes that this years CS will be on series 11. I shall buy it seperately this time.

    Friend from the Future I realised was the opening, when Bill asks (under fire) “What’s a Dalek?”

    I didn’t know it had a name. This was supposed to be on an extended edition – I heard SM say so. If not, there is always YT.

    My Box set is on it’s way.

    Missy

     

    #62428
    Missy @missy

    @bluesqueakpip:

    It’s such a shame, because it’s one of the funniest clips in the Pilot.

    SM mentions that he didn’t include it, because he introduces Bill in the first scene anyway. So Z bit like double dipping – he didn’t day that I did. *(grins*

    Missy

    #62431
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    Lots of as yet unseen costume designs…

    #62444
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    #62448
    tardigrade @tardigrade

    @wolfweed Looks interesting. I see there’s some criticism of the animation style, but for the purpose of bridging elements of the story where there is no footage, I think it’s fine. In fact, it makes the animation look more like it’s a product of the time when the rest was filmed, rather than a modern day animation studio, so there’s a certain appropriateness to that.

    #62464
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    #62465
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    Shada is now available to download…

    #62467
    Missy @missy

    @wolfweed;

    Saw this on another forum I belong to (NOT Doctor Who) 54 years?

    Happy Birthday.

    Missy

    #62469
    wolfweed @wolfweed
    #62471
    janetteB @janetteb

    Yes indeed. Yesterday was Dr Who Day. Unfortunately we were deeply immersed in exam revision and so only acknowledged the anniversary with a token packet of off the shelf Aussie style Jam biscuits which have a slight resemblance to Jammy Dodgers. Sigh. Hopefully we will manage better next year. (I only realised it was the anniversary when someone at writers group asked about the assignation of J.f.K and I explained that the only reason I knew the date was because it was the anniversary of Dr Who and then I looked down at my laptop and realised that it was the 23rd.)

    so Happy belated Who Day everyone..

    cheers
    Janette

    #62472
    CountScarlioni @countscarlioni

    The 23rd was Doctor Who Day and the birthday of Clara Oswald (born 23 November 1986), so belated birthday greetings!

    #62473
    Missy @missy

    @janetteb;

    I’ve tasted those biscuits you speak of, and they don’t tast like Jammy Dodgers at all.

    Still at least I know where I can get them.

    @countscarlioni.

    Well spotted, I add my congratulations Clara.

    Missy

    #62475
    janetteB @janetteb

    @missy our local supermarket no longer stocks the genuine article and I did not have time to make them so we had to make do with the poor substitute.

    Cheers
    Janette

    #62476
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    Yesterday’s classic ITV f*** up…

    ITV News Report and interview with Tom Baker which mistakingly included animation from Ian Levine’s fan project rather than from the official release.

    #62501
    Missy @missy

    @wolfweed;

    Nice one, thanks for that.

    It always amuses me that when anyone asks another actor or actress, what they think of a female Doctor, all of them say it’s a wondeful idea? What did they expect them to say” It’s a rotten idea?”If that’s what they really think.

    Actor’s and actresses are always acting in front of the microphone and camera – it’s like an automic switch clicks on – so you can never truly believe everything they say.

    Missy

    #62503
    Missy @missy

    @janetteb:

    Our supermarket used to stock them, but that didn’t last. However, there is a shop not far from us that only sells British sweets and other products from the UK – they stock them. They also stock , Walnut whips, Pontefract Cakes, Sharps toffee, Fox’s Glacier Mints, Murray Mints, Marmite (the good stuff, not made in New Zealand which is revolting) – all the yummy stuff you can’t find in Australian shops *sigh*

    Missy

     

    #62982
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    Out on Thursday…

    dwm 521

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    #62983
    JimTheFish @jimthefish
    Time Lord

    I have to say I just don’t like the coat. And I think largely on the fact that it’s too costumey looking. Would much prefer it to have looked like a ‘found’ object. Won’t someone think of the cosplayers? (Not that I’m ever planning to cosplay as 13. Although I’m not ruling it out….)

    #62984
    Craig @craig
    Emperor

    @jimthefish I’m sure they’ll be churning out copycat coats in China or India by the thousand before the end of the year – will probably come with the braces and T-shirt too. I like how DW Magazine put a little pic of Tom Baker on the cover to remind you where the colours for the T-shirt come from.

    I’m kinda more interested in how they deal with the earrings. Does the Doctor decide to get her ears pierced? Did she regenerate with them already pierced?

    As with seeing Whittaker previously in ‘Attack the Block and ‘Adult Life Skills’, the more I see of her, the more I think I’ll like her a lot. She looks like someone I could easily have as a good friend to just hang out with, without ever having any male/female, will they/won’t they nonsense come into it. I’m hoping that will lend her universal appeal.

    #62985
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    @jimthefish

    I was thinking much the same thing. It may be a different thing to see it on screen though. Also it might develop and change very quickly (Matt Smith’s first tweed jacket was binned after his first story…).

    I can’t say if similar coats are available on the high street. (Weirdly) An unofficial coat appeared almost immediately. @craig – Yes – Made in China! At around £75 it’s cheaper than the official Capaldi ones, at least…

    Shop for:  doctor who 13th doctor costume coat

    unofficial

    The Doctor’s coat can’t really have that much impact on the quality of the show, can it?(!)

    coats can

    @craig – Good point! Looking forward to the scene where she goes to get her ear pierced!

    #62986
    Craig @craig
    Emperor

    @wolfweed I think a blast or two of the sonic may do the trick.

    #62988
    wolfweed @wolfweed

    @craig

    #62989
    JimTheFish @jimthefish
    Time Lord

    @craig — I think you’re probably spot on as to the vibe we’ll hopefully get from Whittaker. There’s something of your quirky best friend in first year of art school vibe about her.

    @wolfweed — Yes, it’ll be interesting to see how they do the earrings thing. Maybe she’ll just arrive with them on a la Troughton with his gear. Maybe she’ll do the piercing herself. If the TARDIS can knock out sonic screwdrivers, I’m pretty sure that wouldn’t be beyond it.

    That’s a nice photoshop job on Colin’s coat btw. Strangely suits him. Ah, what might have been. Mind you, it’s quite Capaldi-esque in a way.

    #62991
    Bluesqueakpip @bluesqueakpip

    @jimthefish

    She wasn’t wearing earrings during the regeneration sequence, but it looked like they’d styled the hair to cover the ears (and the presumably already made piercings).

    In a Whoniverse where nanowotsits can incorporate gas-masks into your face, I’m sure they have self-piercing earrings. 🙂

    #62992
    JimTheFish @jimthefish
    Time Lord

    @craig and @wolfweed

    Yep, I’m sure AbbyShot and Magnoli Clothiers etc are all over it even as we speak. I suppose what I was thinking was that it seems a shame to create something so specific that it allows the cosplay companies to have something of a monopoly. Capaldi’s outfits and Smith’s early costumes were ideal for the DIY cosplayers. I always thought it quite cool at conventions etc when you saw hand-me-down tweeds and Crombies and old pin-striped suits being put to a good use. In fact, I seem to remember that being part of Capaldi’s reasoning for his costume choice?

    #62993
    Bluesqueakpip @bluesqueakpip

    @jimthefish

    Not a fashionista myself, but I think you’re not comparing like with like. Men’s fashions tend to change rather more slowly than women’s fashions and women’s fashions are often seriously short-run.

    If I grabbed a coat from a charity shop (or wherever the Whittaker Doctor steals her clothes from), I wouldn’t be terribly surprised to discover I’d lifted a short run piece of transient fashion.

    Which may be the look that the design team is going for. 🙂

    #62994
    Mudlark @mudlark

    @craig @wolfweed @jimthefish

    When it comes to the ear rings, presumably the Tardis has the means to manufacture the requisite jewellery, but a sonic screwdriver or hi-tech Tardis intervention is not strictly necessary to account for the ear piercing; all that is needed is some kind of antiseptic to swab the ears, a sterile needle, something to mark the spot(s) on the ear lobes and a steady hand plus, if you are a terrestrial mortal, sleepers to keep the holes open until they heal – but the last might not be needed for Time Lords, when the expenditure of a teensy bit of regeneration energy could speed the healing process up.  I just hope that the Doctor does not ever decide that tattoos would enhance his/her appearance (a personal prejudice).

    As for the costume as a whole, I think that @bluesqueakpip is probably right, and that this particular look will not survive long. My first impression was that it looked a bit gimmicky, though I like the coat, but I can well imagine the Doctor thinking ‘Wheee! now that I’m regenerated as a woman (again?) I can dress as I like without looking out of place among the pudding brains’.*

     

    * Though, given the Time Lords’ notion of formal dress on their native planet, I can well understand the Doctor’s usual instinct would be to tone things down (the 6th and 7th incarnations excepted).

     

    #62996
    JimTheFish @jimthefish
    Time Lord

    @bluesqueakpip — I think you’re probably right but I just can’t help but feel that doesn’t help the skint parents of the ardent cosplayer who’s wanting to do the 13th Doc on a budget. (It’s not without precedent, of course. The whole JNT era must have been a nightmare for cosplayers.) And the cynic in me can’t help but think that part of the motivation is the lovely licensing money the Beeb will get from official costumiers.

    @mudlark — Maybe the earrings are going to be sonic. Wearable technology a la the sonic shades. How cool would that be?

    #63002
    Mudlark @mudlark

    @jimthefish

    Sonic earrings?  We can only hope! The ultimate in cool, and so discreet 😉

    #63003
    Craig @craig
    Emperor

    It’s been a while, but I think @jimthefish wins the “Theories even more insane than what’s actually happening” prize this week, or month, for the sonic earrings.

    #63004
    JimTheFish @jimthefish
    Time Lord

    @craig

    Very kind but I think @mudlark also has to takes some of the blame credit

    #63009
    wolfweed @wolfweed

     

    dr who xmas special threatened lawsuit after classic characters kin appearance

    Apparently this lawsuit is ‘fake news’ but interesting nonetheless…

    mh

    #63010
    wolfweed @wolfweed
    #63012
    Bluesqueakpip @bluesqueakpip

    A very brief excerpt from the DWM interview on the costume.

    Sounds to me like they decided from a very early stage that off-the-peg wouldn’t work, tried a few bits and bobs that were off-the-peg, then said ‘no, really doesn’t work’.

    I do get the ‘affordable cosplaying’ viewpoint, but personally, I’d reckon that when you have to dress an alien who is wearing a female body for the first time in several thousand years, the costume designer is entitled to go for something bespoke.

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