• Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

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  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic The Tenth Planet part 3

    The special effect for the spaceship formation looks suspiciously like a black backcloth with holes cut in it, mounted on a circular frame so they can turn it round, then backlit.

    William Hartnell isn’t in this episode at all; his stand-in is playing ‘collapsing Doctor’. That’s why we don’t see the face. It was Acute Bronchitis, it seems, and he…[Read more]

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic The Tenth Planet part 2

    Audio commentary time

    The Cybermen are rated ‘terrifying’ by the actors. The costume was like a very tight tracksuit covered in plastic – very, very hot. There was some Cyber-fainting.

    Anneke Wills notes that the crew were all dedicated to making Who work. The designer talks through the design process: read the script, discuss with director,…[Read more]

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic The Tenth Planet part 2

    Aaaand the ‘everyday Sixties sexism’ comment.

    Good as the story itself is, it’s a very bad example of the way to tackle a ‘male-only, semi-military’ setting. While it’s perfectly reasonable to have a male only base in Antarctica in 1986 (a lot of countries still see it as a difficult environment for women, and even the mixed gender bases run…[Read more]

  • @Missy

    Why does it have to be a female? No one has come up with an adequate answer

    Yeah, they have. But it’s not adequate *to you*. No answer can be adequate *to you* because you don’t want a female Doctor.

    Can you just accept that gender-switching the Master to Missy was a magnificent success? And that earlier, the Sarah Jane Adventures…[Read more]

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic The Tenth Planet part 2

    The Mondasian Cybermen are seriously creepy; what with the human eyes peering out of the helmet, and the human hands that are impervious to frostbite, I don’t think the series hit this height of body horror until that Cyber-head ejected a decayed skull, in Pandorica Opens. I think I prefer the sing-song to the later, more robotic tones; though I…[Read more]

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

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  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic The Tenth Planet part 1

    The DVD has arrived. It’s rather spiffy; not only does it have both the animated AND the stills reconstruction of Episode 4, it has a ‘making of’ documentary, the immediately post Who Hartnell interview, plus interviews and discussion pieces with several Who companions.

    And, of course, an audio commentary. They seem to have managed most of the…[Read more]

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @blenkinsopthebrave

    I really enjoyed that clip. Gawd, yes, the JNT ‘disco Who’ theme. And that bloody wink, which I believe even McCoy himself disliked.

    Hope life gets better for you.

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    One tiny piece of good news: I’m now a NaNoWriMo Winner. That is, I’ve managed to write 50,376 words during November. 😉

    And I have reached ‘The End’ on my first draft. And it looks okay; needs a lot of work, obviously, especially since I seem to have outlined several scenes rather than writing them and other scenes are in entirely the wrong…[Read more]

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    Happy 16th Birthday, Thane!

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

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  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic The Tenth Planet part 1

    Okay. General Cutler is an idiot.

    In fact, he’s such an idiot that the script has a line in it (possibly inserted by the script editor or producer) where one of the supporting characters mentions how unbearably awful the General is. The guy is an official idiot. His job in the script appears to be to rush around shouting at people instead of…[Read more]

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @Craig

    I think Wolfweed took the words right out of my mouth.

    Really sorry to hear that, and I hope the lawyers manage to get you a good settlement – and that you find something new and interesting very shortly. All the best.

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @Craig and @JimTheFish

    Also, I think Spoilers (3) has reached its limit.

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  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @Craig and @JimTheFish

    Hi, Craig. I realise that Doctor Who may be the last thing on your mind right now, but if we are to watch Tenth Planet before Twice Upon A Time, a forum needs to be created either this week or next week. There are now only five Saturdays before Christmas, including today.

    Possibly Jim could create one?
    Pip

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  • @clarabluebelle

    You registered just to say that? Gosh.

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