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17 April 2014 at 12:41 #2692818 April 2014 at 13:38 #2695318 April 2014 at 15:27 #2695418 April 2014 at 18:12 #26955WhoGirl @whogirl
Hope Capaldi keeps the sunnies for the episode! Looking forward to the ‘Robin Hood’ theme, not sure about the orange dress though…19 April 2014 at 02:13 #26957
Yes the dress does have that cheap Costume hire look. Still this story does look as though it will be a lot of fun. I wonder how they will deal with the fact that Robin Hood is not a real historical figure.
Janette19 April 2014 at 11:25 #26960blenkinsopthebrave @blenkinsopthebrave
Excellent point. Of course, if Sherwood forest only looks like it is on earth but is actually a construct brought to life from the pages of a children’s book, perhaps?19 April 2014 at 11:45 #26961jennydb @jennydb
Maybe the show somehow makes him a real character, but then makes everyone forget him except for Howard Pyle, the first writer to mention him, or maybe the author is just an alias, to make the world think he’s fictional. Or something like that.
That being said – there are actually speculations that he was a real person, since so many different authors wrote of him, so they could just be spinning that rumour into a Dr. Who story. The legend of Robin Hood originated through songs etc. from medieval times, which is probably where Pyle picked it up and spinned it into a more extensive story. So it is possible that the stories about him is in its core based on a real person, although the made-up stories in the books and films about him are products of the imagination of the authors.
On a different note – with the dress Clara is wearing, it looks as though they have made her Maiden Marion for the episode… Which is interesting. I am curious about this story.19 April 2014 at 16:19 #2696819 April 2014 at 19:20 #26992ConfusedPolarity @confusedpolarity
@whogirl – Given the reaction of my sixteen-year-old nephew to Jenna’s Maid Marian look (I believe it’s written as “PHWOAR!!!”) I’d say part of the audience is going to be very happy with that dress…
Capaldi carries the shades off very well, but I’d much rather they didn’t feature in the episode. If he’s going to glare at the Sherriff of Nottingham they would kind of dilute the effect 🙂
@janetteb – Everyone seems to be saying “Tom Riley’s playing Robin Hood!” but I wonder if that’s strictly accurate? Splitting hairs maybe (I’m like that!) but what if he’s playing the leader of a band of fugitives/outlaws – depending on which side of the law you’re on – who happens to be called Robin? Every legend has to have a starting point somewhere, so maybe Gatiss is going to have the Doctor and Clara giving it a kick-start!
I can just imagine Clara saying something like “So that’s Robin Hood, yeah?” and the Doctor coming back with “Well, not yet. Give it a couple of hundred years and he will be.”
@wolfweed – Oh, that clip gives me hope! It certainly implies the Twelfth Doctor isn’t going to sugar the pill when giving bad news to his companion, and there’s neither apologies or kid-gloves involved. Just what I was wanting.
Looks like it’s going to be a riot of an episode all round!24 April 2014 at 12:29 #27147
Confirmed: New Doctor Who Star Peter Capaldi Not In Musketeers Series 2
Evidence is mounting that Peter Harness – writer of Wallander, Case Histories and the upcoming BBC adaptation of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell – is working on a script for the show.
24 April 2014 at 15:00 #27152
Not relevant at all to Dr Who but I simply couldn’t pass by the mention of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell!!! I have been intending to post the news of that adaptation on the books thread but like so many other things I intend to do… Needless to say I am excited about it and a little fairy tradition wouldn’t go astray in a Dr Who story either so I would be rather more excited by the news if it was Susanna Clarke rather than the script writer penning a Who story.
Janette25 April 2014 at 12:15 #2715926 April 2014 at 14:20 #27198
I dunno, I kinda like the idea of a Robin Hood themed Doctor Who episode. But what I really want is a 17th century themed episode!30 April 2014 at 15:41 #27268
Peter Harness and Jamie Mathieson to write for the show…
Ian Hallard (the hubby of Mark Gatiss) on the set of Doctor Who whilst filming at Caerphilly castle…3 May 2014 at 14:59 #2730814 May 2014 at 17:19 #2751415 May 2014 at 14:27 #27533
Rachel Talalay has revealed that she is to direct two episodes of the new series.
16 May 2014 at 15:35 #2754117 May 2014 at 17:54 #2757218 May 2014 at 17:58 #27610
Frank said “I’ve to dress as a cheetah and there’s some horse-riding,” whilst adding it was a “humanoid cheetah.”
18 May 2014 at 18:20 #27611
Ah… a return to the planet of the Cheetah people… lol!18 May 2014 at 19:53 #27619ConfusedPolarity @confusedpolarity
So, a cheetah on horseback. Riiight 🙂
Still, anything’s possible I suppose. Just hoping that volcanic location doesn’t mean we’re going to get a long, complicated and (to my mind) totally unnecessary explanation of why Twelve looks vaguely like a Pompeian marble merchant!18 May 2014 at 19:59 #27621
@confusedpolarity – I’m pretty sure he was just joking about the cheetah, and at the same time referencing Survival. Unless they really are going to return to the Planet of the Cheetah People… now that would be random. I kinda doubt it however… even though it was the last serial of the Classic Series… and actually quite a good serial… some folks tend to find the Cheetah People a bit silly sometimes. Nice he referenced it though.21 May 2014 at 22:00 #2765527 May 2014 at 19:29 #27836
Someone claims to have photographed the first two pages of the S8E1 script. Does anyone think they’re real? http://imgur.com/gallery/lBIou
I personally believe this has to be genuine. I’ve no reason to think otherwise, so far…28 May 2014 at 13:49 #27851
A Pertwee-esque Capaldi on Aberthaw beach29 May 2014 at 10:35 #27859The Krynoid Man @thekrynoidman
This is a fan made trailer, but it’s far better than the official on the BBC made.31 May 2014 at 00:09 #278811 June 2014 at 14:23 #27933
Series 8 will have 12 episodes, the Xmas special will be ‘the 13th’…3 June 2014 at 17:14 #27987Anonymous @
I dont know if this has been mentioned yet on this forum, but there has been a lot of talk about the master coming back, now I dont know if this has been confirmed by BBC but there are a lot of theories about who will be the master. There is a theory where Danny Pink is the master, one where Rory is the master, and even one that suggests that Peter Capaldi is the master. While I hope no one we come to like as a companion, or just as a character becomes the master, I do hope he comes back.4 June 2014 at 16:24 #27994
tweet4 June 2014 at 22:16 #279965 June 2014 at 22:50 #28032
@tbird7702: I really can’t take all those Master rumors seriously. It seems far from legit. Just a bunch of fans hoping the Master will return.
I do also hope he comes back though.
Pics from the shoot of S8E9 (source):
Entering a creepy tunnel…
Guest star Christopher Fairbank
People in a wall?
I don’t think this is anything except the breaking down of the set.
Missing, missing, missing… this could be another ‘Blink’.
So whatever our monster is can hold entire PLACES in a wall? Maybe.
Looks like a disaster. Maybe whatever it is, is trying to ‘save’ people. Or maybe not.
Hmm, looks like HTML for captions isn’t working so correctly? Well, they can still be read so I’ll just leave it like it is.5 June 2014 at 22:57 #28033
A rather grand view of Clara wielding the screwdriver
6 June 2014 at 01:49 #28039Anonymous @
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Interesting theory about people/locations being saved in walls. My first thought was that maybe the little girl from ‘Fear Her’ has grown up and is now graffiti-ing instead of drawing 😉 (I really hope not!)
The creepy-looking subway tunnel appears to be the same one that The Doctor, Martha and Jack were seen emerging from in ‘The Sound of Drums’. Just to quell any thoughts that it may hint at the return of The Master, that subway was also where Jackie confronted Elton in ‘Love & Monsters’.
I too hope that The Master returns but, preferably, in Series 9. Let the new Doctor find his feet first.7 June 2014 at 11:29 #28057
More pics of Episode 9 (Flatline?) being filmed…7 June 2014 at 12:12 #28060
P.C will be suffering from RSI before the series even airs from all that autograph signing me-thinks.
Janette9 June 2014 at 15:21 #2814312 June 2014 at 12:15 #28193
Kevan Brighting has said he will be lending his vocal talents to Doctor Who…14 June 2014 at 01:35 #28215PhantomTollbooth @thephantomtollbooth
One of the people on that wall looks like Clara.14 June 2014 at 11:45 #2822514 June 2014 at 12:40 #2823016 June 2014 at 12:16 #28311
More images from last week’s filming…16 June 2014 at 14:05 #2831716 June 2014 at 15:15 #28318
@wolfweed: Here’s a very interesting thought… http://www.blastr.com/2014-6-13/omg-what-happened-tardis-latest-set-photo
I hope they’re right about the Master… because that would be so cool.16 June 2014 at 17:10 #28319PhantomTollbooth @thephantomtollbooth
@wolfweed If that was being used in production, I would think that the Doctor dressed up in a tux just to take River to a small secluded diner to say goodbye. I think that I would prefer that to an actual tower. Much more unexpected this way. By the By, does anyone else think that Moffat is going to have a field day making puns with the word mummy, in “Mummys On The Orient Express”?
Clara: “Doctor, there’s a mummy on the train!”
Doctor: “Of course there are, Clara! There are lots of mummies on this train.”
Doctor: “Great Scott! Where did that come from? (Glares at it) You’re not my mummy.”
Clara: “Well aren’t you going to sonic it?”
Doctor: “Oh no, I have a better idea (unwraps mummy)”
They are both suprised by what’s underneath
Clara: “Doctor, I know that this is a silly question by now , but how is that possible?”16 June 2014 at 17:29 #28320Anonymous @
The more of these shots that I see of Capaldi’s sheer physicality, the more I’m convinced he’s going to be a great Doctor….16 June 2014 at 21:54 #2832117 June 2014 at 00:20 #2832317 June 2014 at 04:02 #28324
Looks as though the Tardis is going to get very small indeed. I hope the Doctor isn’t still in it when it turns into a USB hub.
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