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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-04-27 16:17:55 Reply

At 4/27/13 03:49 PM, Oolaph wrote: The inclusion of River Song and the comic relief Sontaran alone is enough to make me worried of this episode, never mind the subject they're focusing on. There's so many ways they could mess this up that I'll be surprised with a "that was okay, I guess" episode.

I'm not too bothered about River Song, but yeah I wish they'd leave the Paternoster Gang out of it. I wouldn't be too worried about the subject either - in every interview, Moffat always says "the Doctor's biggest secret will be revealed" - he never explicitly says his name. I'm thinking it'll just be the reason why his name is a secret, rather than the actual name itself. The Whispermen look like good villains - possibly an enemy of The Silence? After all, they seem to be trying to lure the Doctor to Trenzalore by kidnapping his friends while The Silence are trying to keep him from getting there.


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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-04-27 16:49:32 Reply

I think my best case scenario for The Doctor's name is something based on the Cartmel masterplan. The idea of The Doctor as a Time Lord legend is an interesting concept and there's plenty you can do with it, it was just sort of fumbled with Lungbarrow.

At 4/27/13 04:17 PM, dogpup4 wrote: Moffat always says "the Doctor's biggest secret will be revealed" - he never explicitly says his name.

The name has to be revealed as part of the story, so that River can learn it. The audience won't hear it, but it will be spoken.


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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-04-29 06:01:25 Reply

I was hoping for swimming pool shenanigans, but whatever. Also, watching Castrovalva completely wrecks this one. TARDIS doesn't have its own gravity, and if Five managed to eject 25% of the TARDIS rooms (or whatever that percentage was, can't honestly remember off the top of my head) then it isn't infinite. Nitpicks I know, but when it's Castrovalva that's proving a writer wrong that writer is pretty damn shit.

So I am slowly realising my love for the Sixth Doctor. I watched Mysterious Planet again and it's actually pretty good, I think.

and I liked Timelash D:

I mean, he has crappy stories, but the Doctor himself is fun to watch. Oh hey, that sounds recently familiar.


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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-04-29 07:58:52 Reply

At 4/29/13 06:01 AM, joza1 wrote: So I am slowly realising my love for the Sixth Doctor. I watched Mysterious Planet again and it's actually pretty good, I think.

But that's not a Sixth Doctor episode, it's a Sabalom Glitz episode.

and I liked Timelash D:

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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-01 09:07:01 Reply

New preview clip for The Crimson Horror

References, references everywhere!

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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-01 09:10:09 Reply

At 5/1/13 09:07 AM, Kirk-Cocaine wrote: New preview clip for The Crimson Horror

References, references everywhere!

This is good, I liked this. "Brave heart, Tegan" was basically one of the only good things about her character, though.


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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-02 16:47:50 Reply

So yeah.

These set photos are a little interesting.

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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-02 16:49:20 Reply

At 5/2/13 04:47 PM, Oolaph wrote: set photos

Apparently linking to that address doesn't work too well.

Never mind, here's the other one.

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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-03 15:14:08 Reply

At 5/2/13 04:49 PM, Oolaph wrote:
At 5/2/13 04:47 PM, Oolaph wrote: set photos
Apparently linking to that address doesn't work too well.

Never mind, here's the other one.

Ian Chesterton? Wonder if he'll actually be returning. I suppose W. Coburn is a reference to Anthony Coburn, who wrote An Unearthly Child.


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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-03 15:33:06 Reply

At 5/3/13 03:14 PM, dogpup4 wrote: Ian Chesterton? Wonder if he'll actually be returning. I suppose W. Coburn is a reference to Anthony Coburn, who wrote An Unearthly Child.

I'm hoping we actually get something interesting here and not just a flashback or a quick passing by. If we're not getting classic Doctors, we at least need some classic locations.

Also, thoughts on John Hurt's role? There hasn't really been anything shedding any light on who he's playing, so it's really anyone's guess at the moment.


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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-04 08:06:53 Reply

At 5/3/13 03:33 PM, Oolaph wrote: Also, thoughts on John Hurt's role? There hasn't really been anything shedding any light on who he's playing, so it's really anyone's guess at the moment.

There's been a rumour that John Hurt is playing the "lost" ninth Doctor that we don't now about. Doubt it's true, it would get way too confusing to suddenly have to say David Tennant is the eleventh Doctor.


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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-04 14:20:47 Reply

Not as bad as I was expecting, wasn't as bored as I was with last week's episode. Hoping Nightmare in Silver's good - I like Neil Gaiman's writing so I think it should be. The Cybermen still stomp about though, despite them saying that the new ones would be stealthier.


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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-04 16:11:24 Reply

My god, I would so go gay for Jenna-Louise Coleman.

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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-04 16:52:19 Reply

At 5/4/13 04:11 PM, ChaRee wrote: My god, I would so go gay for Jenna-Louise Coleman.

She certainly has very expressive eyebrows.


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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-04 17:40:23 Reply

John Hurt is in it? cool. I'm still waiting for Warwick Davis to show up.

Also, I agree that Jenna is quite attractive.


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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-05 20:23:41 Reply

I can't decide if The Crimson Horror needed to be 15 minutes shorter or half an hour longer.


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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-06 01:43:15 Reply

I am unsure about Crimson Horror. It felt the most forgettable story yet this season. Not that it is entirely a bad thing - I almost prefer one-off episodes of TV shows over a pivotal plot episode. If I fall behind in viewing because of a vacation or DVR malfunction or simple absent mindedness it's nice being able to watch something and not feel like I've missed important stuff. That's probably why I enjoyed shows like Star Trek where they would have a lot of one-off episodes but also a kind of overall story arch for some seasons.

Back to Doctor Who - I haven't really liked the cyberman episodes from thew reboot but I really enjoy Neil Gaiman's writing and I still think The Doctor's Wife is my all time favorite episode of Matt Smith's run.

Lastly, last week there was mention of a new co-producer, Brian Minchin, joining the crew who also worked on Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures. What do you guys think?


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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-08 14:59:29 Reply

At 5/6/13 01:43 AM, Malachy wrote: Back to Doctor Who - I haven't really liked the cyberman episodes from thew reboot but I really enjoy Neil Gaiman's writing and I still think The Doctor's Wife is my all time favorite episode of Matt Smith's run.

The Cybermen episodes have never really been very good, with the exception of a few select stories. The Doctor's Wife is my favourite New Who episode overall, so I have good faith in Gaiman's writing for this one.

I'm really hoping those two kids don't stay on for long, they don't have much purpose at all and the children playing them aren't the greatest actors either. If their performance remains similar to that closing scene of the last episode, it's not gonna be easy to enjoy having them along for the ride.


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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-08 23:55:52 Reply

We're finally gonna see Warwick's role this Saturday!


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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-09 13:04:30 Reply

At 5/6/13 01:43 AM, Malachy wrote: I am unsure about Crimson Horror. It felt the most forgettable story yet this season.

I kinda enjoyed it actually. Though I haven't been able to see the episode "The Doctor's Wife" to really compare it.

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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-09 13:06:04 Reply

At 5/9/13 01:04 PM, DrClay wrote: I kinda enjoyed it actually. Though I haven't been able to see the episode "The Doctor's Wife" to really compare it.

Neil Gaiman didn't write The Crimson Horror, he's writing the next episode (Nightmare in Silver).


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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-09 13:38:24 Reply

At 5/9/13 01:06 PM, dogpup4 wrote: Neil Gaiman didn't write The Crimson Horror, he's writing the next episode (Nightmare in Silver).

I didn't think he was. I was just saying I couldn't say whether I liked The Doctor's Wife most because I couldn't see it.

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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-09 14:08:39 Reply

At 5/9/13 01:38 PM, DrClay wrote:
At 5/9/13 01:06 PM, dogpup4 wrote: Neil Gaiman didn't write The Crimson Horror, he's writing the next episode (Nightmare in Silver).
I didn't think he was. I was just saying I couldn't say whether I liked The Doctor's Wife most because I couldn't see it.

Ah nevermind, I thought you were comparing the two because you thought Neil Gaiman wrote both - didn't realise Malachy had mentioned The Doctor's Wife in his post.


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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-09 14:48:49 Reply

I'm really unimpressed with how the BBC has handled this year.

Nothing bad to say about the show, but it's the 50th fucking anniversary, and we're getting one sixty minute special and half a series? Series 8 isn't even commissioned yet. I've no doubt it will be eventually, but if it isn't soon we could very well see no Who in 2014 due to a later start in production.

Factor in that there's been basically zero promotion and the whole thing just feels like a massive missed opportunity.


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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-09 14:57:59 Reply

At 5/9/13 02:48 PM, TheMaster wrote: I'm really unimpressed with how the BBC has handled this year.

Yeah, I feel the same way. This is a really big fucking deal for the show and sci-fi in general, and it's being made out to be a smaller event than most series finales have had.

I'm still keeping hope that they have something really grand planned and they're just keeping things under wraps with minimal promotion on purpose in order to surprise everyone. I know it's incredibly unlikely but I can dream, right? They really can't just have Tennant and a few small references to older Doctors for the 50th, can they?


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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-09 19:15:21 Reply

At 4/27/13 04:49 PM, TheMaster wrote: The name has to be revealed as part of the story, so that River can learn it. The audience won't hear it, but it will be spoken.

He already told her in the Wedding of River Song.


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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-09 20:19:18 Reply

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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-10 04:45:57 Reply

At 5/9/13 07:15 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:
At 4/27/13 04:49 PM, TheMaster wrote: The name has to be revealed as part of the story, so that River can learn it. The audience won't hear it, but it will be spoken.
He already told her in the Wedding of River Song.

No he didn't. He told her to look into his eye, revealing he was the Teselecta. He just made everyone think he was telling her his name.


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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-10 09:40:43 Reply

At 5/10/13 06:04 AM, Amaranthus wrote: Finally getting into Classic Who.
Watched the Hand of Fear.

Watch Tomb of The Cybermen. It's one of the few serials you can watch of the 2nd doctor.


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Response to Doctor Who Crew 2013-05-10 15:00:34 Reply

At 5/10/13 09:40 AM, Nebula wrote:
At 5/10/13 06:04 AM, Amaranthus wrote: Finally getting into Classic Who.
Watched the Hand of Fear.
Watch Tomb of The Cybermen. It's one of the few serials you can watch of the 2nd doctor.

Good one to get watched before tomorrow's episode, too. Why can't the Cybermen always be that good?


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