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  • #68358
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    Hmmm it actually looks a bit like a giant spider has died and it’s legs are curling in around the Center console 😉

    #68349
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    Just been watching an advert for the BBC Children in Need on Friday it appears there’s going to be a Doctor Who segment if past years are any indication there may be news released on the new series or even maybe even a preview of some kind.

    #68341
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    @bluesqueakpip one can hold out hope for news of an Xmas or New Years  special as it’s odd there’s been no real news on the BeeBs Christmas schedule maybe  just maybe they’re waiting to release the news especially as a special over the festive season has become somewhat of a tradition. Though one would have expected some slippage from the good old US networks if it’s true, as I said one can only hope also it’s not as if Chibbers has held to all Who traditions.

     

    #68059
    Devilishrobby @replies

    Hmmm I think alicefran thinks this is a dating site

     

    #67761
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    The only problem is that you need a Now TV or ROKU device so is not strictly speaking free

     

    #67465
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    Same here to be honest I generally just ignore thes sick SOBs and delete the messages

    #66940
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    @pedant @kevinwho like you Kevin I too thought this must be a US only trailer as I’ve not seen this new trailer in the uk so I suspect it’s only just started broadcasting. But I wonder if this is because of the US trailer. Oh @pedant if that is only true it would be wonderful if the BeeB had released a trailer with the intention to mislead us or even its an enemy that even the Daleks have been forced to side with the Doctor its not like that hasn’t happened before🤔😜

    #66937
    Devilishrobby @replies

    Trust the bloody yanks to spoil the suspense. Yes there is a general consensus that from the uk trailers info that it is probably the Daleks that are the big bad of the episode but at least the uk trailer so far had left for it to be a surprise and end up being something else. One has to hope that whoever authorised the BBC America trailer will get a royal ass kicking. I personally hoped it would end up being something else either a new monster  say dredged up from the deep dark past of the universe or one from earlier Who like the Dominators. At least prior to this the fans could at least bonkerise in hope.

    #66489
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    @thane16 you don’t know who the quark’s were oh dear oh dear now I do really feel old. You have to go way back to the Troughton era to revisit them. Fortunately I am not quite old enough to have seen the original airing of the story but do remember a rerun the Beeb did though on BBC 2  in the Dominators story

    #66463
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    @nerys I’m not advocating the reuse of one of the usual suspect  in fact I could quite happily not see the Daleks or Cybermen for a while. What I was saying is by Chibanall’s apparent eschewing of all past monster he’s possibly missing the chance to reintroduce us to some of the doctors lesser known foes perhaps to even to reinvent that foe into something that has more relevance today. I don’t disagree  with introducing new monsters and let’s be honest some of the Doctors best “monsters” have been those that haven’t necessarily start out as a monster but are victims of the situation they find themeselves in. I can understand your husbandinthatrespect as I too am a child of pre-gap who.

    #66454
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    @craig is there any way there could be a method to be notifiedor follow a specific topic without actually posting first,like the notify me of follow up replies is emails, as I often like to follow a conversation thread before putting my own two penny’s worth into the discussion. May be something like the Facebook follow button for any given topic.

    #66453
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    Have to say Chibnall’s insistence on “not” using old monsters or enemies is a bit of a backfire in my own opinion. Yes introduce new “villains” but not using past monsters is totally stupid as it’s like trying to ignore Who lore the Doc has been around that long he/she is bound to bump into old enemies/frenimies at some point. There have been times the past  where overuse of old favourites  has appeared to be a bit like let’s get this seasons appearance the Daleks or the Cybermen in, but that’s in part because the fans love these characters. It’s not as if there isn’t a plethora of other rogues and villains for Chibnall to pick from in Who lore.

    #66451
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    Lol finally we get to bonkerise that is until another trailer comes along that reveals too much or some idiot insider let’s slip a spoiler 🤪🤣😜😝

    #66380
    Devilishrobby @replies

    @craig thank you it was probably because I need to edit it twice when I spotted one of the dreaded autocorrect mistakes when reading it through for the second time

    #66358
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    Eek what happened to my last post it appears to have disappeared into space time continuum when I tried to edit a couple of typing and autocorrect errors

    #66357
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    I’m happy to see Jodie is talking  about the next series as in my opinion  I think it always takes the actor playing the new Doctor  at least the first season to bed in the new Docs character also the fans also need time to get used to the changes in what may be a favored portrayal . Given the historic gender change  in the Doctor I would say this is more so this season for Jodie and the fans. Also given the way Eccleston was criticised for only doing one season, though I was under the impression that the Beeb were aware this was likely that he would only do one from the outset(others with greater knowledge may know better), I think it would have set back using female actors for incarnations in the future. As to the criticism of Jodie’s portrayal by some of the less enlightened fans shall we say, well my answer of course she’s  not Hartnell,  Troughton,  Baker et al.  Just as Jodie wouldn’t portray a grumpy old man or brash young/old man or any of the other character traits actors have bought to the role, non of the male actors would have portrayed the Doctor in a feminine way it just wouldn’t have worked. The Doctor is going to be different from anything that has come  before simply because she can now bring character traits that are in most ways a female perspective on how  a Doctor would act. I realise this is likely to be considered  the wrong place for this discussion but some of the prior comments in part have crystallised some of my feelings as I’ve watched this Jodie’s first season. I’ve sometimes thought hmm this is not exactly the Who I grew up with,  (being a TomBakerite as a youngster and avidly watching reruns of earlier Who when they were shown by the BeeB) I have  been happy to watch Jodie’s development in the role. Now I know in part the portrayal of the Doctor is being dictated by Chris Chibnal ( I hope I spelt  it right) as the the show runner, in part I think I would have loved to see where SM would have taken the role but also appreciate this way CC has started with a blank slate so to speak. Well thanks for bearing with me on my rambling fashion. 😈

    #66234
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    Just read in today’s Metro that the 1967 Troughton doc story The Macra Terror is to be rereleased as a DVD it being being redone as animation with the original audio recordings to be released next March. Surprised not heard about this before now via the official BBC site

    #64540
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    I loved this episode and felt that JW was continuing to cement herself into the role as the Doctor. I felt that this episode was essentially a continuation of the introduction of the new Doctor and the new companions.

    As for the Stenza, I am not 100% convinced yet that they are a part of any underlying arc though I am not ruling that out yet. I don’t know why but there was a fleeting moment when Bradley Walsh’s character was rubbing his chest or abdomen that made me think he’s only signed up for one series and given that Graham is supposed to be a cancer survivor I couldn’t quite shake the feeling they were setting up an out for him, especially given B W’s workload on his quiz show does not appear to have been effected.

    As for the new TARDIS interior I felt we haven’t really seen enough to make a proper judgement on it, though I did like what I saw . If memory serves me all the post AG Tardis interiors have been very organic or steampunky and pre gap the interiors and control panels were more technical and scientific so it’s not surprising they’ve continued in the same vein.

    #64119
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    Hmmm, I see she’s going with a northern accent lol so reinforcing the notion of the Doctor comes from the Gallifreyan “ North” . Is the background music the actual music for the series, it seems more in keeping with past MG style music and not as pop culture orientated that the Beebs British trailers have been indicating. I think I actually prefer the Auzzie version as you can concentrate on the action and what is said better.

    #64084
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    I had the opurtunity to watch the teaser again but on the TV today rather than on YouTube. For some reason the music didn’t seem quite so jarring for some reason, weather it was the volume seemed lower or I was seeing it on a bigger screen it seemed better.

     

    #64063
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    @blenkinsopthebrave hmm have we been spoiled by the magnificent Murray Gold’s most excellent musical renditions over the years or is it I’m getting to be an old fuddy-duddy but I agree I hope that teasers music is not going to be the musical tone of Jodie’s tenure as the Doctor don’t get me wrong modern music can be appropriate but the key word is where appropriate.

    #64002
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    Hmmm I had wondered if they were going to go for the 20th or 21st October it being the weekend just before Dr Who’s anniversary on the 23rd and it being almost a relaunch of who with Jodie and Chibbers taking over. Of course if they wanted to go the whole hog so to speak they could have gone for the Tuesday as a one off then settled to whatever day it’s going to be broadcast ( just my own wild theory).

    #63867
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    Funny there’s nowt on the official web site though

     

    #63106
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    Don’t know if anyone else has seen the Mirrors article about there being discussions on possibly moving Who to a Sunday slot. Not sure if it’s a fake news article but my gut reaction was Nooooooo to me the Spiritual home of Dr Who has always been early Saturday evenings. In my own personal opinion a lot of BG Who’s problems started when they started messing with its time slot and moving it to week days.

     

    #62731
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    Well what can I say what a marvellous send off for Peter I couldn’t but help think that the tessera (well that’s what I think I heard their name as) were actually trying to ensure the Doctor’s Regenerated.  It was as expected that the Captain was a Lethbridge-Stewart and Mark Gatiss played him with definite aplomb.

    I thought the use of Bill was nice and actually gave the Doctor a chance a proper chance to say goodbye. Loved the cameo of Mz Coleman as Clara, love the character or hate her Clara was such a big part of the Capaldi  Doctors early life it would have been wrong not to have played the character some kind of nod much like they did with Karen Gillan as Amy for Matt Smith.

    As to the first impressions of Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor and they are only initial impressions because of the obviously short screen time is that she could quite possibly make a very good Doctor. My one issue being haven’t we done the Doctor falling from the sky from the TARDIS.

    Overall I enjoyed the episode and long may we all be able to enjoy who.

     

     

    #61716
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    Can I say Hear Hear to those saying let’s just give Jodie a chance and see how her first season goes I am purposely not including the regeneration scene as such a short screen time is not realistically giving her a chance and given the dramatic change it will probably take an episode or two to bed the new doctors character. Also JWs taking on the role of the Doctor is a very brave and courageous act because if she does disastrously it will almost certainly bar future females and possibly even a non white actor from taking the role in the future. Given this fact she should be applauded for her courage and CC must have been very sure of his choice as if it does not go well his run as showrunner will be very short. He could have possibly gone for “safer and more popular” female actors but has instead gone for someone he apparently believes can deliver the right female Doctor.

    #61351
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    @craig I was only say it because between spoilers and BBC approved spoiler pages thes going to be a lot of repetition and duplication of effort  otherwise an to be honest I am a slow one finger typist myself so if I can cut down on duplicating replays it would be nice 😃

    #61347
    Devilishrobby @replies

    Lol @craig we seemed to have posted the same idea at the same time perhaps we should say jinks

    #61345
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    @blenkinsopthebrave don’t think it will be The Lethbridge-Stewart but it could be his father as Gatis’s character appears to comes from the First World War which would make him too old

    #61341
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    @craig Are you going to create a separate topic page for the Christmas special like for the JW announcement as unless we are all going to hibernate for 6 months it’s going to be impossible to miss all the talk  and it will give us somewhere to bonkerise

     

    #61020
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    @ holly110 that was uncalled for this site since I joined several years ago has always stood for free speech all that Craig has stipulated is that if you disagree you be polite about it and preferably you back up your view/argument all point with some kind of evidence.

    #61018
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    Well the announcement of JW as the next Doctor has caused dissension in the Devilish household 😭😢 when telling my partner about her appointment he said “well I won’t be watching it” when I asked him why he said the Doctor has always been a male and the change will lose the show viewers. Now whilst I may agree the show may lose some “fans” I think it will possibly gain even more as young girls who may have not been interested in science fantasy (I agree the show has never really been science fiction , but has always had a science element as part of its conception from the start as I understood). You only have to look at the young girls reaction that I caught on YouTube, sorry can’t post a link, to understand that there will be a whole new generation of viewers who will be more likely to watch the show as it will be seen as less of a boys show. Now if this is political correctness well I find I can go along with it as it may just in the long run garauntee the survival of the show. Keeping something a certain way just for the sake of keeping the status quo leads to stagnation to grow you need evolution and I feeel that is what the show has done since the restart AG.

    #60932
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    @thane15 to add to your list of possible hints that the Doctor could become female you can even go back to Tennantdoc and the DoctorsDaughter episode and  Jenny who was actually supposed to be a clone if a female Doctor wasn’t possible Jenny should have been male

     

    #60897
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    I have been a Who fan since early childhood (early seventies) And having  watched/read most of the posts regarding Mz Whittaker’s appointment I thought I would put down some of my thoughts and apologise is any of my points have already been made.

    Given that Who started in the 60’s broadcasting was still pretty much a male dominated domain so early Who would not have considered a gender change for the main role, but if the  show had started today the idea of changing the Doctor’s gender would almost certainly been considered before now as it would have been considered an almost logical extension of the possibilities of regeneration. So I really don’t agree with all the nay sayers who are saying they will not watch Who any more. What is important whatever the gender is that the actor/ess has the ability carry the role and embodies all that the Doctor stands for.

    #60830
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    Well I will say I am sorry JWs outfit isn’t an indication on how she will look because I though it gave her both an air of gravitas and mystery at once and the boots definitely gave an impression of I’m here to kick *&& and take names. Oh lord you do realise the darn fashion police will be scrutinising her every outfit she is seen in public between now and the next series

     

    #60799
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    Oops forgot to follow the thread when I posted

    #60758
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    Well all I can say is who is really shocked I think Moffat had been setting up the prospect of a female Doctor for the last few seasons with the change of the Master into Missy and the change of sex when the General regenerated last season setting the precedent. Don’t really know Jodi Whittaker as an actress but from comments here I have high hopes she will carry the role off. Though did anyone get a sort of Captain Jack vibe in the way she was dressed.

    #60742
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    I am betting they meant after the scheduled programme finish because they are talking about the Doubles final being up next

     

    #60741
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    Get ready the men’s final is over now it’s just down to what exactly the BBC meant after the Wimbledon Men’s final is that the the scheduled program finish befor the news at 18:30 or when the match and commentary finished  😉

    #60689
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    Wasn’t Paul Bethany the sidekick in the post inspector morse series Lewis,and correct me if I am wrong I think he was either Billie Piper’s boyfriend or husband at one point post her marriage to Chris Evans.

    #60561
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    @craig  I agree with  much of what you said I properly just didn’t express my feeling on the matter very well. In the main I would also be pleased if they manage to keep the identity of the new Doctor “secret” until the airing of the Xmas special as it would add to the sense of expectation for the episode. Don’t know what the practicalities of filming the changeover of identies to the new Doctor so close to the airing , especially with all the FX involved nowadays. You’re properly right about the Carper’s well “carping” about the choice of casting whenever it happens and as long as the “actor” is good at his/her job and is capable pulling off the role it shouldn’t matter as over the years the role has been played in many ways each doctor has bought different aspects to the role. I can’t say that I have hated any actor who has played the role just that some have played him with more success than other.

    #60559
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    Maybe the reason they have yet to announce the new Doctor is that they aren’t going to before the Xmas special due to the casting really being controversial i.e. It is a gender switch or even a non Caucasian. Now personally I have no issue with the Doctor being female or non Caucasian but unfortunately there are idiots out there that will or would. Though in my opinion delaying the announcement of the casting if for this reason will make the situation worse.

    #60495
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    Has anyone considered that since it’s been established that timelords can become either sex has anyone thought that Susan could now be Peter or Paul.

    #60277
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    @jimthefish damn looks like you had much the same thoughts as me regarding the Cybermen for  I didn’t see your post till after I posted mine 😖

    #60275
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    @nick I agree I don’t think a Valeyard story is likely especially as in part it would mean that the BG Timelords would have had to known of the great Time War which just doesn’t work for me. If anything I suspect whoever bought him back would make the Valeyard something like the Other TenantDoc or even the Jenni the Doctors Daughter,  but one  gone bad so he is really a copy of the Doctor  if that makes sense.

    As to Mondasian Cybermen vs Cybus type Cybermen , I tend to agree ultimately the Mondosian’s pack more horror because of their more  obvious human origin. Modern Cybermen are almost to robotic as to be a more caricatured entity imo.

    #60123
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    Ah had to do a crash download from iplayer and just rewatched the last 10 minutes and yes I have to admit I was tempted to do a fanboy sqeee at the end both for Bill going off with the pilot and the appearance of the 1st Dr.

     

    #60112
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    Arghh was it my sky signal or was there a problem with the sound at the end of the episode

     

    #60013
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    @wolfweed well the Doctor Who Page Facebook page has another xmas runner pic which absolutely leaves no uncertainty as to a characters identity it’s the clearest picture of said character (sorry can’t figure out how to post the page from my iPad)

    #59978
    Devilishrobby @replies

    @wolfweed oh my that gives the fans a sqeee factor of 25 on the 0-10 scale and confirms some long standing  rumours

    #59902
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    @nick I think the BBC made a commercial decision on the 45 minute thing as outside of BBC on commercial channels you have to factor in the time added by commercial breaks which makes a BBC 45 minute programme 1 hour long. When watching  Who on say What was Uk Gold for example the episodes are shown over an hour

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