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  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    Spoilers for season 2, another character is shown in photo.
    Dr Who star Ncuti Gatwa films scenes with new companion Varada Sethu after Millie Gibson axe
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/dr-who-star-ncuti-gatwa-32146921
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    And here's the cover for the Blu-Ray edition of The Celestial Toymaker :

    818wAWQLkpL._SL1500_.jpg
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    Gerard wrote: »
    And here's the cover for the Blu-Ray edition of The Celestial Toymaker :

    818wAWQLkpL._SL1500_.jpg

    I am not keen on the animation used this time around, but it is better than something like telesnaps.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    SEASON 1 PREMIERE DATE TEASER | Doctor Who
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    Well, given that no telesnaps exist of this arc, it would have been hard to use any, don't you think ?

    Now, good news : Series 1 starts on BBC One (and Disney +) on May 11th, with two episodes that will air before the Eurovision Song Contest finale :

    https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/sci-fi/doctor-who-season-14-release-date-confirmed-newsupdate/

  • edited March 22 Posts: 5,875
    And a more complete trailer here, with a nice tribute to Ray Bradbury.

  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    I hope the writing is good.
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    It had to happen, sooner or later. I'm simply amazed it took this long :

    https://dalek.hachettepartworks.com/

    Yes, if you have the time and the money, yoèu can build your own, 1/2 scale Dalek.

    I think I'll pass, thanks.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    Gerard wrote: »
    It had to happen, sooner or later. I'm simply amazed it took this long :

    https://dalek.hachettepartworks.com/

    Yes, if you have the time and the money, yoèu can build your own, 1/2 scale Dalek.

    I think I'll pass, thanks.

    My 5 year old self would think it was cool 😂
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
    edited March 25 Posts: 13,924
    Massively overpriced in the long run, with parts that wont fit together properly? No, i'm good, thanks.

    And happy 40th anniversary to the 6th Doctor. The Twin Dilemma part one went out on 22nd March.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
    edited March 31 Posts: 23,832
    SEASON 1 TRAILER #2 | Doctor Who

    I am not sure how long I will last with this.
  • CharmianBondCharmianBond Pett Bottom, Kent
    edited March 31 Posts: 549
    I can't wait. Who is back, it looks fun and campy and emotionally devastating.
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    The titles and creative teams of the episodes have been revealed :

    Space Babies: Written by Russell T Davies, directed by Julie Anne Robinson

    The Devil’s Chord: Written by Russell T Davies, directed by Ben Chessell

    Boom: Written by Steven Moffat, directed by Julie Anne Robinson

    73 Yards: Written by Russell T Davies, directed by Dylan Holmes Williams

    Dot and Bubble: Written by Russell T Davies, directed by Dylan Holmes Williams

    Rogue: Written by Kate Herron and Briony Redman, directed by Ben Chessell

    The Legend of Ruby Sunday: Written by Russell T Davies, directed by Jamie Donoughue

    Empire of Death: Written by Russell T Davies, directed by Jamie Donoughue
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    I'm just not feeling it, to be honest. I have a complete lack of enthusiasm for the new series.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    I'm just not feeling it, to be honest. I have a complete lack of enthusiasm for the new series.

    Doctor Who in name only.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    I'm just not feeling it, to be honest. I have a complete lack of enthusiasm for the new series.

    Doctor Who in name only.

    Yeah.... I don't know. I just can't muster any enthusiasm. I don't think this new era is going to be for me.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    I'm just not feeling it, to be honest. I have a complete lack of enthusiasm for the new series.

    Doctor Who in name only.

    Yeah.... I don't know. I just can't muster any enthusiasm. I don't think this new era is going to be for me.

    I noticed on IMDb there are now 3 separate Doctor who series listed, the Disney era from what I have heard is more fantasy than science fiction, there is a definite change in direction.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
    Posts: 13,924
    I'm just not feeling it, to be honest. I have a complete lack of enthusiasm for the new series.

    Doctor Who in name only.

    Yeah.... I don't know. I just can't muster any enthusiasm. I don't think this new era is going to be for me.

    I noticed on IMDb there are now 3 separate Doctor who series listed, the Disney era from what I have heard is more fantasy than science fiction, there is a definite change in direction.

    I can't criticise the change of direction/genre, as it has already been done in the past. The Hinchcliffe period of the Baker era leant heavily into horror. But watching the trailer, nothing wowed me.

    Could they be spinoffs?
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    Gerard wrote: »
    And here's the cover for the Blu-Ray edition of The Celestial Toymaker :

    818wAWQLkpL._SL1500_.jpg

    And here's the SteelBook :

    steel-in-out.jpg

    steel-inside.jpg

    Out on June 10th, according to Amazon.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
    edited May 11 Posts: 23,832
    The first 2 episodes have dropped of the new new who series, I feel obliged to watch as this is one of my favorite shows... it pains me that this feels like a chore (the trailers were bloody awful) as I have loved this show for 50 years, hopefully its is better than I am expecting...

    Edited: 2 minutes in exposition dump and a major retcon, admittedly the Doctor does lie...

    Great to have Murray Gold back.

    Space Babies was forgettable though the series has potential, the overall story arc intrigues.

    The general feel of this episode did feel like Sarah Jane Adventures, the script was not great, it was continuing the bad habits of the Jodie ere too much exposition.

    I like Millie Gibson, highlight of the show.

    The last ten seconds in the Tardis at the end of the episode was great.

    The Devils Chord, not sure what to make of this as its good then equally bad at the same time. This show works when they adopt a serious tone, I don't get the bizarre crap.

    What works is infinitely better than the Jodie era which is a plus point.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    @Fire_and_Ice_Returns Thanks for the reminder mate. This was a nice surprise for me, as I hadn't really kept up with Who news since Christmas. I didn't expect to see the season until later in the year.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
    edited May 11 Posts: 23,832
    QBranch wrote: »
    @Fire_and_Ice_Returns Thanks for the reminder mate. This was a nice surprise for me, as I hadn't really kept up with Who news since Christmas. I didn't expect to see the season until later in the year.

    It has already dropped on Disney+ and BBCiplayer, the second episode is pretty good for the most part. I would even go as far as saying there is some genuinely brilliant moments amongst alas some cringe.

    Millie Gibson is great.

    I am looking forward to next weeks episode which I was not expecting to do. They were wise to drop two episodes as on reflection the first episode is a bit of a stinker, I do understand they had to make it as a kind of pilot introduction episode though its still a stinker.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I watched the first one: it’s very slight and silly but it’s an introductory episode and it does a very good job of setting up the new leads who are both fantastic. Looking forward to the second one today.
    What’s the retcon?
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
    edited May 11 Posts: 23,832
    mtm wrote: »
    I watched the first one: it’s very slight and silly but it’s an introductory episode and it does a very good job of setting up the new leads who are both fantastic. Looking forward to the second one today.
    What’s the retcon?

    I must have missed something in the Jodie era as the Doctor in both episodes mentions The Timelords being obliterated. Must have been by the Master in Jodie's second season finale, I completely forgot about that terrible episode.

    The second episode is much better if you ignore some cringe moments.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited May 11 Posts: 15,355
    Yes I haven’t rewatched any Jodie ones either: I thought they were terrible but I like that they’re not entirely ignoring everything which happened in them. RTD is actually finding the drama in Chibnall’s ideas (like the orphan stuff) which Chibnall himself never did.
    The show is feeling much better already. I’m sure there’ll be some naff episodes on the way but this is so much stronger than it was under the previous showrunner and Gatwa has the makings of a proper star.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited May 18 Posts: 15,355
    Thought it was very good tonight. Not absolute top tier Moffat, but it does feel like the show is back properly, finally.
    Gatwa surprises me by making choices I don't expect, which is what I want in a Doctor. He's very very good in this ep.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    Best episode so far from the Disney era, saying that far from Moffat's best though good nonetheless. For me the weakness is the Doctor himself very erratic acting and why is he crying like every 5 minutes.

    It appears this seasons big bad is in plain site and has been throughout?

    I was surprised to see
    the new companion
    in this episode
    maybe they are doing similar to what they did with Clara in Asylum of the Daleks.

    I do have issues with this season though there no point in me moaning about them, I just hope the overall story ends up being decent as I am intrigued and for the first time in years I am actually theorizing about the show.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    As last week's ep had a Beatles theme, Big Finish are releasing their 2014 drama Fanfare For the Common Men as a podcast. It has the Doctor and Nyssa visit 1963 to find that the Beatles have been replaced by another band and was pretty fun as I remember.

    https://shows.acast.com/into-the-tardis

  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    It is a real shame they could not get the rights to play at least one Beatles track for The Devils Chord episode, it would have made more sense that when music returned at the end we heard a Beatles track.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited May 19 Posts: 15,355
    Folks did say that Twist And Shout would have been a potentially good choice, not just because of the Twist thing but because the Beatles didn't actually write that one, therefore they wouldn't have had to pay Apple Corps to use it. Not sure who owns it now though.
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