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28 January 2014 at 20:52 #24830
New blog post folks…
I’ve scoured the net and found a few ‘alternative’ takes on the new costume!
Enjoy..27 January 2014 at 22:00 #24783
Re “@FatManInABox so it is real then?”
It most definitely IS real! I was just having a bit of tongue in cheek fun. I don’t think I’ve got the reach or requisite amount of clout to start a fully fledged internet panic over the next costume 🙂27 January 2014 at 21:10 #24779
No idea what you’re talking about!!!!
So you spotted that then 🙂
At least she was pulling me up over syntax rather than the sentiment.27 January 2014 at 20:52 #24775
LOL… Might have a couple of copies of The Web of Fear Ep 3 lying around somewhere though 🙂
That whole thing was a farce. I was following Ian Levine’s comments about it on Twitter! Did you see his earlier outburst against Phil Morris? That’s one frustrated Who fan right there!!27 January 2014 at 20:21 #24773
Don’t be taken in by the images of Capaldi in his new costume… Get the facts here –27 January 2014 at 14:20 #24754
Been busy for a while so haven’t been catching up on what’s going on over here.
If anyone’s interested here’s the link to my latest blog post. It’s an odd post for me as it’s one of those rare occasions where I’ve decided not to sit on the fence for a change and have voiced my opinion about something that’s been bothering me for some time.
Please have a read if you get the opportunity and let me know what you thing. Agree? Disagree? Vent away!!24 January 2014 at 12:15 #24590
For anyone who fancies a look, my latest blog post went up last night and focuses on Target books and the upcoming City of Death novelisation
Andy21 January 2014 at 21:40 #24525
Have a read of this interesting piece by Ed McGuigan of Outpost Skaro on the potential status of the missing episodes…
Interesting stuff!!15 January 2014 at 14:51 #24331
Many thanks for the kind words re the blog!!
Interesting thoughts on the Daleks. Despite their place in the history of the show they have always been one of the enemies that I never really cared for! Give me the Cybermen any day of the week.
However I’ve recently decided to have another look at the Daleks and intend to watch all of their series again (at least the available ones) in broadcast order. I’ll even try the novelisations and Big Finish stories as well, just to see how they’ve been handled there.
That will probably lead me into collecting the Dalek action figures that Character Options produced but it’s a risk I’m prepared to take 🙂13 January 2014 at 22:59 #24281
Sorry to go off on a tangent but I’ve just had some great news and I was bursting to share it with you!
I know I’m new to the forum but some of you will be aware that I write a blog called ‘Five Rounds Rapid’ which I use to showcase my love of our favourite show!
I was recently given the opportunity to contribute to a bigger Who site and wanted to let you know that my first article has been posted for Doctor Who Worldwide (formerly Doctor Who Archive) –
Please feel free to pop on over and have a look!!
And I’d just like to give my special thanks to @fatmaninabox, who pointed me in the direction of this forum in the first place, which in turn has given me the impetus to carry on posting!!
Although I’m now in a position to write for a larger site, for ‘Five Rounds Rapid’ it’s still ‘business as usual’!
Thanks for everyones support so far and, if you’re so inclined, why not come over and follow it!! I’ll be doing a bit of a Who-related giveaway soon for all my blog followers and will let you know when it’s up and running!
Andy12 January 2014 at 21:19 #24254
Anyone interested to see what DW would look like if it was produced by Disney?? Then look no further…11 January 2014 at 10:33 #24208
Guys, I need your help tracking down the stickers from the 50th Anniversary Chocolate Bars. I’m trying to pit a set together!! Read about it in my latest blog post10 January 2014 at 13:41 #24164
The 18th sounds good to me! I’ll need to pick up a copy of The Time Meddler before then though 🙂
Good choices for the others as well, especially day of the Daleks. Still haven’t seen the TV version yet but it was one of my favourites of the Target novels and I must have read it several times. Can I suggest The Daemons as well for the 3rd?
For TB I’d love to see one of the ‘less’ famous ones… The Android Invasion, The Sunmakers? Or maybe one of the E-Space stories??
For PD one of the Mara stories would be great, although Enlightenment is one I’d always like to go back and re-visit
Damn… Just too many to choose from 🙂10 January 2014 at 12:00 #24158
The BG retrospectives are a brilliant idea. Is this ongoing or something that’s due to start up again? If the latter what will the next series be? I’d love to get involved!!9 January 2014 at 23:33 #24128
I agree about the timing. It’s highly unlikely anything will have even been put into production for any further 8th Doctor TV adventures, so more than likely it’s just a memo sat on someone’s desk at the BBC. It’s important that they put their energies into making the new PC series get off the ground running.
However I can imagine this working as a complement to the new PC series. If the BBC commissions a one-shot and it performs well they could make ongoing annual specials with McGann and show them at Easter, bridging that long wait between the Christmas special and the start of each new PC series in the Autumn.
And given the global popularity of the show at the moment it could be another avenue of exposure for the show. A sort of ‘Doctor Who – The Missing Years’ type of thing! The whole venture would be run completely independently from the main show, maybe even with a different showrunner.
Of course, viewing the world through my rose-coloured specs means that anything like this is a probability 🙂9 January 2014 at 13:49 #24113
That’s cool! I knew I’d put something in the wrong place eventually!! 🙂
And I agree re Lucie Smith… Sheridan Smith is always worth watching and coupled with the success of TNotD this could be something truly great!9 January 2014 at 11:14 #24107
@bluesqueakpip has made a really good point there. I’ve just started re-watching Matt’s run again, and after sitting through The Eleventh Hour and The Beast Below it is pretty amazing to see just how young he looks in those early episodes. The rigorous schedule is always something that comes up in interviews and it wouldn’t surprise me if it continues to be an issue for future actors in the role.
Somehow I doubt we’ll ever be seeing someone play The Doctor for as long as Tom Baker did as the production and structure of the modern TV show has changed considerably since those early days of Who.
Interestingly enough the length of the modern series is roughly the same in terms of minutes on the screen as the classic series used to be. For instance a standard 13 episode run of around 45 mins per episode approximately equates to 26 episodes at around 22-23 mins per episode. The classic series usually had 6-7 stories in each season with 4 episodes per story (with the odd two or six parter thrown in every now and then).
So we’re still getting pretty much the same amount of Who screen-time as we were 30-40 years ago, it just doesn’t really feel like it 🙂9 January 2014 at 09:13 #24105
There’s a great piece by Michael East over at Doctor Who Worldwide that succinctly brings everything together that’s known so far re Series 87 January 2014 at 17:50 #24043
I put a new blog post up earlier re Capaldi’s first day of filming. I’ve put in a stock image from the article that @bluesqueakpip linked to earlier but I’ve also added a fun little fan piece that someone put together on the back of the BBC release
Come have a look http://5roundsrapid.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/and-so-it-begins7 January 2014 at 17:44 #24042
Interesting re The Underwater Menace. I found this on Twitter a couple of days ago6 January 2014 at 12:08 #23994
@thekrynoidman It certainly does!! I keep forgetting about the the later McCoy stories!! I’m firmly stuck in the Barry Letts/Philip Hinchcliffe era 🙂
Could use The Horror of Fang Rock as well, although I’m being swayed more by the atmosphere than the content!6 January 2014 at 10:26 #23988
Ghost Light! Awesome!!
I did initially consider that but couldn’t remember if the sci-fi element overshadowed any supernatural. Either way there IS a supernatural aspect to it so it needs to be considered
Haven’t seen it for years so another one to re-watch 🙂6 January 2014 at 09:37 #23986
OK folks… Just throwing this one out there for your input.
I’m hoping to submit a piece for publication on ‘Supernatural Horror in Classic Who’ and was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on what might be worth including. I’ve got the following as standards…
- The Daemons
- The Brain of Morbius
- The Talons of Weng-Chiang
- The Stones of Blood
- State of Decay
- Image of the Fendahl (might be a push, I guess I’ll have to re-watch)
If anyone can think of anything else, even if there’s the slightest of supernatural elements, I’d love to hear your ideas!
Thanks, Andy3 January 2014 at 13:51 #23843
Re the DVDs… I’ll be the first to admit that there’s no substitute for having the Classic DVDs themselves all lined up on the shelf!3 January 2014 at 08:40 #23827
Great to have you on board. Please have a look at one of my early blog posts on the topic of Classic DVD collections…
I’m taking a bit of a different approach to keep costs down!3 January 2014 at 08:29 #23826
I’m starting to put a few Who curios and bits of memorabilia together and was wondering if anyone else had any collectables of note? He’s my latest blog post outlining what arrived yesterday…
Is this the best place to share stuff like this? Things like book collections, DVDs, posters, trading cards, autographs, copies of the Radio Times… the list goes on!
I thought it might be interesting to see what other goodies are out there!1 January 2014 at 14:00 #23766
I just found this link from a read through of TToTD and wanted to share it… It’s just had me in bits…31 December 2013 at 23:36 #23748
Find out all about my night with Jenna Louise Coleman in my final blog post of 2013!!
Happy ‘Who’ Year everyone!!!
🙂30 December 2013 at 23:13 #23672
Just stumble across some more Moff-bashing…
Nothing we haven’t seen before but does score points for quoting The Wrath of Khan 🙂29 December 2013 at 22:18 #23636
I’ve got a new blog post up if anyone’s interested, where I’ll be sharing the details of any new DW related purchases off eBay and such like…
Enjoy… And any comments (as always) are welcome!!29 December 2013 at 21:59 #23634
Sounds like a plan!! I was going to suggest something like that myself but didn’t want you all to think I was getting ideas above my station 😉
I’ve got a few ideas on how Moffat might want to run with it but I’ll save those for the new thread!!29 December 2013 at 20:48 #23625
Oh Dear Oh Dear Oh Dear
Crossing genres a little bit here, but as The Joker so succinctly put it… “Why so serious?”
I might not have followed this up except for the comment about Moffat’s writing being “lazy and unmotivated”!! It’s become far too easy to criticise what Steven Moffat has done on the show these last few years, and we’re starting to see this simplified and overused Moff-bashing used more and more as an easy way to have a cheap dig at the show without really having to qualify your arguments! I’m thinking of putting a blog post together soon on this very topic…
If you want to call Moffat’s writing “lazy and unmotivated” then at least furnish us with some reasons why, otherwise it just comes across tired and unsubstantial, and makes it harder to take any of your other points seriously!
If you didn’t like the last two specials then that’s a shame, there are plenty of us out there who did. If you’re moving away from the show on to pastures new, again this is a shame, but I’d have to question how much of a fan of the show you really are because the true fans are those that stick it out to the bitter end, through the good and the bad! And it’s worth remembering – it is just a TV show!
Hold on a sec…
“It is time to admit the truth and say, the specials were a total disaster! everyone claiming different is either stupid or is too much adicted to this forum and affraid to admit this”
Sorry, but that’s just plain rude and kind of debases the rest of your post!! I loved both of the specials unequivocally, and being new to this forum means I haven’t had chance to become addicted to it yet! So I guess that makes me one of the “stupid” ones!!
Happy New Year!!27 December 2013 at 20:21 #23496
New blog post is up!
Just wondering if anyone out there has an opinion of what will happen to DW in 2014? What’s round the corner in terms of the structure of the show?
I know the show isn’t ‘broken’, but what changes would you make to move things forward? What would you do if you were showrunner-for-a-day?
Does anything even need to change??
Love to hear all your thoughts!27 December 2013 at 20:15 #23495
“And of course there’s the bow tie. It was the tying of the tie in The Eleventh Hour that seemed to punctuate Matt’s ‘becoming’ of the Doctor. It was his removal of it in this story that seemed to emphasise that his time was over.”
@jimthefish Brilliant spot that!! I did wonder why we had the slow motion bow tie removal but that makes perfect sense! An incredible bit of symmetry to bookend Matt’s tenure!27 December 2013 at 12:06 #2347527 December 2013 at 11:59 #23473
Sorry that this is a bit off topic…
Okay, I’ve been trying not to go here, because I know that most people on this forum have not listened to much or any Big Finish, but I can no longer help it!
I’m glad someone has brought up Big Finish as I really wanted to make a start with some of these and wondered where the best place was to start. Some of the Companion Chronicles look great and I have a strong leaning towards Jago and Litefoot…
Any recommendations?27 December 2013 at 00:58 #23445
Took a while to get there but here’s a few of my random thoughts and musings on Matt Smith’s swansong.
Please feel free to check out the rest of my new Who blog as well… Any comments and/or feedback is always appreciated!!
Cheers!!24 December 2013 at 13:52 #23329
Great news on the Troughton stories, although maybe a moot point for the more hardcore fans as they’d be picking up the DVDs anyway I guess
Still… Should be nice seeing some Classic Who on terrestrial TV again23 December 2013 at 15:02 #23286
Wow! Now that’s something I never knew about Bob Monkhouse!!
I have to agree with you FMIAB, there would certainly be no shortage of volunteers to go through that many recordings and I can’t believe the short-sightedness of the BFI not to take the tapes in! Even if it they acknowledged the enormity of such a long-term project surely it would have been something that was well within their remit to take on!
I often look at the whole MBW ‘phenomena’ from an entirely Who-centric point of view, but when you take the time to sit back and just consider what has been wiped you finally start to realise what a travesty of epic proportions the whole sorry mess actually is!23 December 2013 at 10:20 #23274
This whole issue of missing episodes is a bit of a mixed bag for me.
It’s pretty obvious there are more out there but once the rumour mill gets going it’s pretty hard not to be disappointed when nothing gets turned up!
Eventually we’ll get to the point when any new find will probably end up being duplicates of old episodes that have already been recovered, similar to what Ian Levine announced late last week through Twitter…
Sadly I doubt we’ll ever see ALL missing episodes recovered, but each one that we do get back is a blessing!!