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[Doctor Who] T-shirt art contest is a go (pg. 64)

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  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    Season 18 (Tom Baker's last) is coming to Blu-Ray!



    Also they threw "K9 and Company" in there too! I mean sure, why not?

    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    A new born baby's skin is still porous, you can just leave them sitting in a bucket of blood and they'll soak up what they need.
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  • CyvrosCyvros London 1965Registered User regular
    I’m super excited for this - the Season 12 box set was delightful, and Season 18 is one of my two favourite classic seasons (the other is 26, which is rumoured to have its own Bluray release later next year).

    Cy turned out to be much better in person.
  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    Finally watched The Witchfinders. It was pretty damn good! Alan Cummings was wonderful as King James, and they even found something for all the companions to do.

    If I had one complaint it would be the sound mixing - the music almost drowned out the dialogue in a few places, and the director seems to be unwilling to make people do a take again when they've clearly talked way too fast.

    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    A new born baby's skin is still porous, you can just leave them sitting in a bucket of blood and they'll soak up what they need.
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  • Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Surreal. Immersive. Earth.Registered User regular
    Using
    Speakers to stop your blind daughter from leaving the area surrounding the cottage/holiday home = Bad Parenting. I have to agree with the Doctor on that one.
    Mirror Universes are cool though. Especially sentient ones. I was hoping the Doctor would take the frog with her.

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  • GustavGustav Registered User regular
    Well that was hands down my favorite episode of the season.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    My main complaint about The Witchfinders
    is that there was no thematic through-line between the witch trials and the Morax, and the episode completely failed to say anything about witch trials, why they happened, what they meant, etc.

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  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    My main complaint about The Witchfinders
    is that there was no thematic through-line between the witch trials and the Morax, and the episode completely failed to say anything about witch trials, why they happened, what they meant, etc.
    Yeah, there is a disappointing tendency in modern Who stories - and a lot of classic ones too - to only be half-original with the monsters. The thing the monster does is always something weird and interesting, and that keeps you entertained for most of the episode, but when we hit the third act and the monster's motivation is revealed it's very often just "they're vaguely snarly and mean and want to conquer Earth". The best episodes, the ones that people remember, are the ones that make some effort to subvert this, like 'Vincent and the Doctor' and 'Smile' from the modern series or 'The Silurians' or 'The Creature from the Pit' from the classic series.

    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    A new born baby's skin is still porous, you can just leave them sitting in a bucket of blood and they'll soak up what they need.
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  • BogartBogart I Will Cure You Registered User, Moderator mod
    One of the reviews for the latest episode pointed out that it feels like we've had more than one moment this series where we have no clue what's going on and the Doctor suddenly slaps her head and says oh no of course it's the thingies, explains who the thingies are and that's your explanation. It's a big infodump of what the alien is rather than the characters actually discovering what the thingies are.

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  • Erin The RedErin The Red The Name's Erin! Woman, Podcaster, Dungeon Master, IT nerd, Parent, Trans. AMA Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
    Vincent and the Doctor will never not make me cry. That episode felt like it was tailored to hit every one of my worries and insecurities.

    Oh yeah I'm a failure! Nobody is gonna rememeber me! All of my life's work was for nothing!

    Wish I could have a cool time traveling alien come show me how things turn out.

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  • BogartBogart I Will Cure You Registered User, Moderator mod
    Yeah the Vincent episode is a corker. One where basically everything works and the only underdone element, the alien, doesn't matter too much as it still manages to evoke a strong emotional effect in the story.

    Up to Capaldi's second season now on my rewatch, and it's so much better than the first. Also, iPlayer have extended the amount of time they're keeping all of New Who for another year, so fill your boots.

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  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular

    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    A new born baby's skin is still porous, you can just leave them sitting in a bucket of blood and they'll soak up what they need.
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  • CoinageCoinage dance all crazy, whip my hair around all crazy Registered User regular
    BBC: Making TV shows is, like, really hard, okay?

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    I said I'm trying baba
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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    I felt a little better about this season when I recalled that I gave up on Moffat's first season five episodes in and didn't come back until they switched doctors.

    Hobnail wrote: »
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  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited December 2018
    Disappointing but not surprising. If we're lucky they might squeeze in another New Year's special next year.

    This surprised me, but at an average of 8.1M UK viewers for the first nine episodes this has actually been one of the most successful seasons since the revival. It's currently beating the average of every other modern season, though the final episode figures might knock it from the number one spot, especially since there aren't any big story arcs being resolved. The only other season to finish at +8M was Series 4*, which for my money is the best-written season of the show ever - whereas this season has already had more than its share of clunkers.

    *Can't hyperlink this for some reason so: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Doctor_Who_episodes_(2005–present)

    Butler on
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    A new born baby's skin is still porous, you can just leave them sitting in a bucket of blood and they'll soak up what they need.
  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    I think they need to introduce some kind of conflict, internal or external, for The Doctor. She doesn't have an opponent like The Master to bounce off, yet. She doesn't seem like a conflicted person battling a dark side like say, 13. A good person who tries to do the right thing is fine, but they should be challenged about what the right thing is, and what the cost of doing the right thing can be.

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  • Phoenix-DPhoenix-D Registered User regular
    Bogart wrote: »
    One of the reviews for the latest episode pointed out that it feels like we've had more than one moment this series where we have no clue what's going on and the Doctor suddenly slaps her head and says oh no of course it's the thingies, explains who the thingies are and that's your explanation. It's a big infodump of what the alien is rather than the characters actually discovering what the thingies are.

    Which in and of itself can be fun- that's more or less what hapoens in Blink. But there's enough setup for it to work.

  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    Butler wrote: »
    Disappointing but not surprising. If we're lucky they might squeeze in another New Year's special next year.

    This surprised me, but at an average of 8.1M UK viewers for the first nine episodes this has actually been one of the most successful seasons since the revival. It's currently beating the average of every other modern season, though the final episode figures might knock it from the number one spot, especially since there aren't any big story arcs being resolved. The only other season to finish at +8M was Series 4*, which for my money is the best-written season of the show ever - whereas this season has already had more than its share of clunkers.

    *Can't hyperlink this for some reason so: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Doctor_Who_episodes_(2005–present)

    On reflection, this is a dumb thing to be surprised by. It's the first season with a female Doctor and even in the less-than-great episodes Whittaker is consistently killing it. I think even if I wasn't a fan to begin with I'd keep tuning in just for her.

    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    A new born baby's skin is still porous, you can just leave them sitting in a bucket of blood and they'll soak up what they need.
  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular

    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    A new born baby's skin is still porous, you can just leave them sitting in a bucket of blood and they'll soak up what they need.
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  • BogartBogart I Will Cure You Registered User, Moderator mod
  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited January 4
    The New Year's Day special was a mess.
    There were some nice individual elements, like Ryan's speech to his Dad and the new Dalek design, but it just didn't hang together. There were so many holes and unnecessary elements.

    So let's take just the opener. A single recon-type Dalek comes to Earth in the 9th century and is just barely defeated by the combined forces of three armies, once in opposition to each other but now united against a common foe. That's pretty cool! Having vanquished the Dalek, these armies completely destroy its incredibly durable casing but decide that the soft, fleshy Dalek inside can just be cut into three pieces and buried, and not, say, burned to a fine ash. But okay, I can live with this one, it can be hand-waved as a superstitious reaction.

    So, these three pieces of Dalek are then to be taken and buried at three distant points of the Earth. Now, this is a promising set-up! Clearly they're going to be going all over the globe in this story, maybe they'll have one companion in each - no never mind, the Dalek just teleports the parts of itself back together later. That is something Daleks can do now! Look, I'll give a lot of leeway for this being a specialised breed of Dalek, but this is just fucking bonkers. Why wouldn't it just regrow tissue?

    Also, when the third custodian is killed by thieves, the thieves completely ignore what is clearly the most valuable item he's carrying, the thing he's clutching in his hand as he falls from the horse. Not only do they ignore it, but apparently everyone else in Sheffield does too, because his body is left in the middle of what is clearly a road for so long that it fossilises.

    I'll be here forever if I start in on the rest of the episode, but in brief:

    - The Dalek stops to fight the army for absolutely no reason.
    - Yaz - once again - had nothing to do this week.
    - Why is anyone worried about the Dalek signalling its fleet? The Daleks already know where Earth is! They visit literally every year! They're probably in the middle of putting their next invasion plan together right now, they're not going to come charging in half-cocked just because some rando from the 9th century sent them a reminder that the planet exists.

    Butler on
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    A new born baby's skin is still porous, you can just leave them sitting in a bucket of blood and they'll soak up what they need.
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  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X Laugh hard, run fast, be kindRegistered User regular
    That would have been a cleverer ending, in retrospect
    the Doctor just delivers the Dalek to the newest incarnation of its fellows. They deem it inferior/an abomination and kill it before it can tell them the good news.

    Oh brilliant
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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    I gave up around episode 5, I think this might be like Matt Smith where I just skip the whole Doctor. I think Whittaker is really good, but the characterisation isn't. I've never known the show to be this bland and I don't see it turning around significantly. I'm glad that the ratings are really good (I think it was important that they were), but I can recognise when the show isn't for me.

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  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X Laugh hard, run fast, be kindRegistered User regular
    For what it's worth, I didn't like the first bunch of episodes and felt it turned around at The Tsuranga Conundrum and that they were all p.good from that one. But just p.good, never excellent. You can see the better stories lurking at the edge of what they actually do, and it's frustrating as hell.
    the finale should've been a bootstrap paradox dealie leading into the Ghost Monument. It was right there, have the Doctor need to wreck that planet to save the others. C'mon!

    Oh brilliant
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  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    I don't post a lot of Big Finish stuff here, but this may be of interest to even some non-hardcore fans: Derek Jacobi's Master versus Paul McGann's Eighth Doctor.

    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    A new born baby's skin is still porous, you can just leave them sitting in a bucket of blood and they'll soak up what they need.
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  • LarsLars Registered User regular
    I had to go to Walmart this past weekend, and they had the entire Matt Smith run (including the 50th Anniversary special) for $25. So of course I bought it. It also came with a surprise toy, and mine turned out to be the War Doctor.

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    When I got home, I checked online and apparently there is a box for Eccleston+Tennant, and another for all of Capaldi. Will probably pick those up soon too even though I already have Eccleston's season. I'd been holding off on buying most of the seasons since they were typically $45+ just a single season, so the deal with these has been pretty great.

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  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited March 8
    It appears we are getting some new Doctor Who this year after all! Kind of.
    The 13th Doctor will star in an animated Virtual Reality (VR) adventure to be released on selected VR headsets this year. The special will receive its world premiere at Tribeca Immersive Premieres, the VR section of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, taking place in New York City from April 24 to May 5, 2019.

    Doctor Who: The Runaway is an animated episode that will run around 12 minutes. It features an animated version of the TARDIS and a chibi version of the 13th Doctor.

    Whittaker is voicing the Doctor and Segun Akinola is doing the score.

    Butler on
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    A new born baby's skin is still porous, you can just leave them sitting in a bucket of blood and they'll soak up what they need.
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  • CyvrosCyvros London 1965Registered User regular
    Cy turned out to be much better in person.
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  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    The moment has most definitely not been prepared for!

    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    A new born baby's skin is still porous, you can just leave them sitting in a bucket of blood and they'll soak up what they need.
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  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited April 15
    A new thing!



    ... I learned nothing and that doesn't look like Whittaker.

    Butler on
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    A new born baby's skin is still porous, you can just leave them sitting in a bucket of blood and they'll soak up what they need.
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  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited April 16
    Season 10 (no, the other one) is getting a blu-ray release!

    Butler on
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    A new born baby's skin is still porous, you can just leave them sitting in a bucket of blood and they'll soak up what they need.
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  • OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
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    The Eighth Doctor and four Masters, all voiced by their respective actors, in a two-part story called 'The Day Of The Master'. Let's go.

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  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited April 17
    What's the overlap of artists and Who fans around here? The BBC are running a contest to design Doctor Who T-shirt art. Winner gets a most-expenses-paid trip to London for four days (I think you have to cover some meals but you get flights and accommodation and a bunch of other stuff), and their design will be revealed along with four runners-up at San Diego Comic-Con.

    Surprisingly, they're not insisting on depictions of Thirteen. Any canon Doctor is allowed, as long as their costume is era-appropriate. Oh, and you have to include the TARDIS too.

    Butler on
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    A new born baby's skin is still porous, you can just leave them sitting in a bucket of blood and they'll soak up what they need.
  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    Aside from giving up on sounding like the Doctor after the first line, this is a pretty good skit.

    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    A new born baby's skin is still porous, you can just leave them sitting in a bucket of blood and they'll soak up what they need.
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