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@Lemonhead118 Well that's not far off the cost of an adult ticket at most multiplexes near me.
7 hours, 32 minutes ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally
@Ollie Walton Harrod It's already one of BBC Worldwide's most profitable brands, so possibly a bit late for that...
(Not like in the good old days pre-2005 when people would cross over to the other side of the road when they discovered you were a Doctor Who fan...)
10 hours, 4 minutes ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally
All sounding good so far...! I like the idea of the series becoming slightly more uncomfortable..!
1 day, 10 hours ago on Coleman on Capaldi’s “Mad Curiosity”, Clara’s Home Life
@Venawesomeo The optical illusion of the Rani's time rotor when her TARDIS is in flight is noteworthy too. Certainly made me look twice when I watch Mark of the Rani first time around back in 1985..!
2 days, 10 hours ago on How does the TARDIS reflect The Doctor? (Part 3)
@TAFKA-A To be fair, Colin Baker didn't want to look like he eventually did. Christopher Eccleston ended up with the sort of outfit Colin wanted...!
2 days, 10 hours ago on Moffat on Capaldi’s “Grey-haired stick-insect” Look
Do I detect a hint of polo-neck coming up in the series based on the last part of that article?
(And great set of articles, by the way..!)
3 days, 1 hour ago on How does the TARDIS reflect The Doctor? (Part 3)
I think the difference in appearance of the Tennant console room as time went on seems to coincide with the BBC's move of the TARDIS set to their new Upper Boat studio? Also, can't help but think that the time rotor of the Master's 1972 TARDIS looks a little like a chocolate fountain machine....
I think Tom Baker in his earlier stories was even more alien....
3 days, 6 hours ago on Capaldi’s Doctor More Alien, Less “human-friendly”
"That blue colour"...does Zoe mean Oxford (Police Box) blue? I didn't know I was supposed to wear blue as a mark of being a Who fan....
3 days, 10 hours ago on Zoe Saldana Wants Doctor Who Role
I'll bet the BBC are regretting cancelling their Robin Hood tv series now....
4 days, 2 hours ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 7 (Part 2)
Nice one..! I'm just a tad jealous... But very pleased for you!
4 days, 5 hours ago on Weird and Wonderful
Too right. I still get cold sweats remembering my time last year trying to get tickets for the Excel convention and the 50th anniversary cinema screenings....
(Breaks into a cold sweat having just remembered it whilst typing.....)
4 days, 5 hours ago on Symphonic Spectacular UK Tour in 2015
Interestingly, an increasing number of these recommendations are appearing in the Big Finish 24 hour £1 download offers...I'm filling my boots!!!
4 days, 9 hours ago on Happy Birthday, Big Finish! 15 Picks for 15 Years
Yay! This will make up for me missing out on tickets for the 2006 concert at the Cardiff Millenium Centre due to a slow computer at work timing me out of the ticket queue..!
(and not being able to get tickets for the two Doctor Who proms....)
4 days, 9 hours ago on Symphonic Spectacular UK Tour in 2015
@The Mind Probe ...and played live by the man himself (amongst others). It's a real shame that the current Radiophonic "supergroup" 's recent tour didn't come closer to my home city- would love to see them live (I've been collecting their albums for a few decades now...)
4 days, 15 hours ago on Weird and Wonderful
The sub bass swoops got a solo...!
5 days, 1 hour ago on Weird and Wonderful
Welcome to British journalism..!
5 days, 2 hours ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
Wow. Now I'm really looking forward to 23rd August!
5 days, 16 hours ago on Listen! Series 8 Teaser Trailer
Going spiritual will be another reference to the Third Doctor era. Barry Letts was a Buddhist, so there many Buddhist and spiritual references in the series during his period as producer.
Time flies... She would have filmed her role for series one of Doctor Who ten years ago and she certainly didn't look 16 in the Unquiet Dead...
6 days, 8 hours ago on The Evolution of Gwen Elizabeth Cooper
It's worth it...especially Children of Earth..!
I thought 10's regeneration was more violent due to him having absorbed a shed load of radiation?
6 days, 15 hours ago on Why I Love the 11th Doctor’s Regeneration
I was converted by a semi conscious Tom Baker rambling about how brontosaurus eps are large, placid and stupid. That was quite a while ago.. I have been several people since then.....
@Silurian53 Region 2 and 4 are quite frequently inter-compatible. Classic Who DVDs are coded R2 & R4, I think?
(it helps that we share the same video format!)
1 week ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @sontaran17 minisodes? Or just humourous pre-film introductions like we had with the 50th.
1 week ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally
@SGMusic yep- that works...just pre-ordered the Blu-Ray set for £28.80..!
(that middle one should have been a DVD/ Blu Ray Box set)
1 week ago on Five Expectations for Series 8
@ahunter8056 @ColbyOrrick Why not wait 3 months and find out rather that worry about it now? I'm not expecting anything of the direction of the new series (as that normally ends in disappointment), plus I'm sure we have more pressing things to worry about- like budgeting to be able to afford the Time of the Doctor 5" action figure set, the 50th Anniversary Box set and the 11 disc 50 years music box set, all of which are released within a 7 day period....
@HitchcockWhovian Gotta love a score that uses a crumhorn- can't see that working for Madame Vastra, though...
You think that's bad, I've also got to keep £77 aside at the same time to cover the 50th anniversary soundtrack music 11disc box set...!
1 week, 1 day ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray
Not sure if the following exchange in The Five Doctors counts:
1st Doctor: "Which regeneration are you?"
5th Doctor: "Fourth"
1st Doctor: "Ah, so there are five of me now.."
Terrance Dicks didn't appear to be thinking terribly fourth dimensionally when writing that, as presumably The Doctor would exist in all his forms at various points across time...?
1 week, 1 day ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
There are free downloads available from time to time on the Big Finish website. I got about 10 stories as free downloads with Doctor Who Magazine.
1 week, 2 days ago on Happy Birthday, Big Finish! 15 Picks for 15 Years
Well... I've listened to one of the titles listed here! I'm a latecomer to BF audios ( even though I bought my first one in 2001 I didn't start listening regularly until the end of last year) but thou roughly enjoy listening to them. And the beauty of them is that you can never be disappointed with how the stories look!
Nice to see Frobisher made the move from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine into the BF audios!
Jackson can do low budget. He made Bad Taste for almost nothing whilst he held down a day job (mind you it did take him several years to make....)
1 week, 2 days ago on Moffat: Peter Jackson Episode Will Probably Happen
Yep...met him many times and always a pleasure to chat with.
1 week, 3 days ago on Colin Baker on Five(ish) Doctors Sequel
I think the bottom line is that the TARDIS interior design reflects each era's technical and design zeitgeists. The point about the 1983-89 console being flashy but boring...pretty much sums up the whole 1980s (except perhaps musically!), and the pale green colour of the 1972 Pertwee console is carried over from the original 1963 to 1970 console- it was colured green as it appeared as a brighter shade of white on black and white VT.. purely a practical design choice!
Interesting no mention is made of the extensive modifications that were made to the "T Baker Primary" console for the first two Peter Davison seasons (the "boring" console didn't appear until The Five Doctors) as this would indicate not only something about the 5th Doctor's attitude to the TARDIS (a lot of his stories were highly TARDIS-centric in terms of location) but also the BBC's attitude to not spending a huge amount on the show during the 1980s..(indeed the console room's final appearance in the classic series, the wall was literally a cardboard cut-out as the set had perished in storage).
For trivia fans...It's worth noting that the modified T Baker console used by the 5th Doctor in 1983 is the control panel seen in the Day of the Doctor trailer when we see the 3rd Doctor sword fighting with the Master..!
(Did I mention I was a design geek?)
1 week, 3 days ago on How does the TARDIS reflect the Doctor?
Just a quick line to point out that the console room in the picture was only used for one story (The Time Monster)- the walls were replaced from the Three Doctors onwards and were kept almost unchanged until the secodary control room was unveiled in The Masque of Mandragora.
@AlessandroArsuffi @Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @YaelMoise @TheCyberDoctor is Undead Ah...I love the round things. They don't have to be bright- the series 20 console room looked great in episode 1 of Enlightenment with the subdued roundel lighting.
1 week, 3 days ago on DWM #476: “Am I A Good Man?”
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @TheCyberDoctor is Undead Don't forget the bookcases around the walls!
@DrunkenDalek Lobby your mum for a pocket money allowance! That's what I did in 1979 to find the 12p a week for DWW when it first started. Or do what I did when I was 14 to feed my DW addiction- find a Saturday job.
(To be fair, I'd prefer the pocket Money option if I had my time again....)
@TakeTheType40 is now pixelated! Most magazine's dates relate to the month that it stops going on sale and is superseded by the next issue. it always amuses me that magazines that come out every 4 weeks instead of monthly (like DWM) have a mysterious 13th "winter" issue each year which plugs the gap between December and January...!
@The Finn possibly the same sort of questions he is asked most months?
@MeglosProductions you should get the previous couple of issues as well- the features in this issue are both continuations. The Cartmel article is written by the man himself and outlines his time as script editor. The Terrance Dicks interview is well worth reading too..
@The Finn the 1974 trailer is made up of clips from the 1973 and 1975 seasons as well (possibly because the 74 season has no robot knights, TARDIS interior scenes or zygon cyborgs that look like dinosaurs...).
1 week, 4 days ago on Weird and Wonderful
@Seaborn W Deadman Robot Chicken has altered the way the doors open- pray that they do not alter them any further...
(Robot Chicken Star Wars joke for all those RC efficionados out there...)
Love the 1974 trailer- however, some of the clips were from the seasons either side of it (am I being too picky?)..... perhaps the challenge would be to restrict the clips being used to the 74-75 series (although that would seriously restrict the number of TARDIS interior scenes you could use to...none..!)
The "30 years in the TARDIS" documentary recreated the St Paul's Invasion scene with 80s Cybermen....
1 week, 6 days ago on Cybermen Invade London (Again!)
...or maybe it's contemplating a visit to the Tate modern and then a quick tour around Shakespeare's Globe....