This is what happens when a small floppy lion gets drawn into the space / time continuum...
Is that because you're concealing some guilt..?
1 day, 11 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Time Heist
Mr Daak actually goes back to the early days of Doctor Who Weekly in 1979... He had his own strip long before he appeared with the seventh Doctor. Formed a team with an Ice Warrior and a Draconian too (Star Tigers).
1 day, 22 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist
Don't forget Absolom Daak, Dalek Killer..! This makes DWM comic strips canon..!
...and his brother David appeared in Curse of Peladon (also appeared in Midnight and played the second Doctor alongside Tom Baker is the BBC Who audio dramas. I think Colin Baker also shared a flat with one of the Troughton brothers in the 1960s....)
3 days, 16 hours ago on 2014 Christmas Special Guest Stars Confirmed: Frost, McMullen & Troughton
They still scared the heck out of me when I first saw them (but then I was only a small child when they were first shown....)
5 days, 9 hours ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8
I was discussing the lack of resolution around not exiting the time stream with a friend yesterday. It wouldn't surprise me if that was referenced somehow in the coming weeks....
5 days, 12 hours ago on DWM: Things will never be the same again after Kill the Moon
Good on you. It's still worth committing to after 41 years, take it from me..!
1 week ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter
@Burgess Shale Schrödinger's Monster. I like it..!
1 week ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
@Mercy Reborn2 The lack of knowing and closure can be very scary (or confusing for some people...which in itself can be scary)
Shobogans aren't Time Lords... And they are Gallifreyan.
1 week, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
Agreed. Moffat is at his best when he plays with primal childhood fears...!
No problem with Capaldi's accent. But then my family does originate from Glasgow....
1 week, 3 days ago on Is Capaldi’s Accent Causing Issues?
@Scootersfood @ Notsosmartguy @Seaborn W Deadman I don't need to dream about a cancellation- it happened to me for real in 1989..!
1 week, 3 days ago on Listen Spoiler-Free Review
@supermoff is alone. Listen... @ Notsosmartguy The answers to your questions have already been given in a DWTV article this week....
1 week, 4 days ago on The Caretaker BBC Synopsis
@supermoff is alone. Listen... @Aaron the Whovian @CuriousGloom So did An Unearthly Child, but I don't consider it a reference. Well, no more than The Day of The Doctor and Into The Dalek..)
@CallumSimmons Best not analyse the various costume combinations for the third and fourth Doctors then. It's surprising how many variations they've had between them....
1 week, 6 days ago on Listen Promo Pics
The "Fantastic idea for a movie" plea was followed by the second best line in the show in my opinion..!
(The best line being "Don't be lasagne")
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Into the Dalek Review
@CeliaMoore @AlessandroArsuffi From memory, the Fourth Doctor got a slap across the face with a glove when challenged to a duel (Ribos Operation, perhaps?) by which he responded by reciprocating (also with a glove) followed by an indignant nod.
@Exalos @NeutronFlow @jchinuk The long white hair and jewelled ring can be confusing..
3 weeks ago on Into the Dalek UK Ratings
@Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon @Scootersfood @DrunkenDalek That's no way to refer to The Radiophonic Workshop....
@Huknar Dont worry- Strictly will probably take the brunt of it in a few weeks...
@The_Eternal_Dalek @Scootersfood @Ottoman14 Yes- it is possible to survive a Doctor Who cancellation. Many of us here still bear the scars....
@MatthewBurrows I'm really liking the classic series vibe that Capaldi seems to be bringing to the Doctor's character- a lot of Tom Baker-isms creeping in. The whole concept of taking three weeks to fetch coffee and not thinking too much about it- brilliant.
@Sukee @elhakim It used to terrify me as a kid in the 70s. That's how it should be.
...and such dedication from Samuel: getting a real lump on his forehead from repeatedly banging his head on the desk..!
3 weeks ago on A Study of Pink: Danny Speculation
A friend of mine pointed out a colour theme going on here: Danny Pink, Journey Blue- and wasn't one of Robin Hood's band of merry men Will Scarlett?
I still think the Guardian newspaper might be a bit of a clue to something going on in the back ground.
Or maybe I'm being human and seeing patterns that aren't there....!
Don't panic folks! And don't be lasagne....
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Into the Dalek UK Ratings
Same here. Having said that, I TiVo'd it and watched it at 11pm, so I'd be included in the figures.
Two theories about The Guardian: is it a clue to the return of a classic Who villain ( and isn't Missy wearing black?) , or is it a joke from the props team (Clara is an English teacher with control issues and The Grauniad had a fine reputation for spelling mistakes a while back). Or it could just be a newspaper....
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
@JordanXeros it is a dalek reference and was also mentioned in Asylum. Interestingly it's also the reference to the Roman god Vulcan that gave rise to Caecilius creating the word "volcanic", and he looks like someone from Into The Dalek (or someone in this episode looks like him...)
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Into the Dalek – 12 Hints & Teasers
@Deus_Ex_Machina According to Mr Moff in his regular DWM article, the best line of this episode contains the word "Lasagne"
@ilyootha is back in home Universe @floppy_who Indeed- it was nice to have something abstract and swirly back in the titles again!
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Examining Series 8’s New Title Sequence
@SonicTheHedgehogRules @Mikeyboss182 Ah, you're referring to the Delaware theme that The Radiophonic Workshop were commissioned to celebrate the show's 10th series by mothballing the original theme. Luckily. someone spotted that it was a bit warbly and soul-less and it didn't get used. However some copies with the new theme escaped and were sold overseas....
@twoheartsonemind it's because the first phrase of the main melody (the "oo-ee-oo" bit) is really screechy (and is that random vibrato part way through really necessary?) and thinking about it is probably how a snake charming pipe would sound if played through a guitar distortion effects pedal..!
Other than that, the new theme is fine.
@TomTurner66 Surely the series 1-3 version is closest to the original as it uses so many of the original Delia Derbyshire sounds? In fact that version came about at the 11th hour as they were going to use the original 1963 music but felt when married to the opening titles that it needed pepping up a little.
@Nick1995 Quick! Fetch Sylvester McCoy..!! That version of the theme released in the early 90s with Sylv playing the spoons has suddenly found value..!!
@Stradiwhovius yep- gotta love those tubular bells. Unfortunately looks like Murray Gold also took inspiration from Two Slightly Distorted Guitars...
(nervously looks around to see if anyone got the Mike Oldfield joke...)
@ilyootha is back in home Universe I quite like the 7b titles as it invoked elements of quite a few classic series titles- and the music was an improvement on the series 5- 7a music...especially the arangement used in Day of The Doctor.
@Baker Street is heading Into the Dalek You might want to revise number eight in your least favourite theme tunes- the 1967 "spangly" version of the theme was used sparingly after 1970 as it was replaced with the remixed version of the tune that you have down as 74-80 that appeared first on Spearhead from Space and lasted almost unchanged until Shada.
I thought to begin with that your lists were rating your least favourite tunes / titles at the top of the lists... Slit scans and Delia Derbyshire as least favorite is almost heracy!
It's a good job the "Delaware" version of the tune from Carnival of Monsters isn't here...I don't think it would fare too well....
@Planet of the Deaf Don't forget- the version of the tune you're referring to was Tom Baker's version as well up until Shada..!
(It's my favorite too..!)
In 40+ years of being a fan of the show, I've been dissapointed / surprised by the various re-workings of the theme tune, but my initial reaction to this version when the melody fired up was actually embarrassment. The rest of the new theme tune arrangement is great- and the titles particularly well done as well. I'm wondering whether the melody line from one of the Delia Derbyshire realisations of the theme might have added more of an air of menace and mystery to the titles rather than employing what sounds like a set of demonic hamster bagpipes...
But having said that, if that's the only quibble I have with the series over the remaining rum, I'll be very happy!
@Antee991166 @Planet of the Deaf @LGwalchmai95 I agree with Pertwee daleks not being the best examples on some occasions. Before the days of VHS or DVD, my only connection with "Day of the Daleks" was the Target novelisation, whick I read several times- it was a cracking read (especially the "one man cheese and wine tasting" scene). Imagine my disappointment when I saw it on it's VHS release nearly a decade later and heard the dalek voices...this was supposed to be their big comeback!!
The DVD special edition release with new voices overdubbed was a huge improvement!
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Into the Dalek Spoiler-Free Review
@Polyphase I wonder if the dalek in this story is also host to a prawn, erm, swarm nucleus...
@troughton who? @Polyphase @twoheartsonemind Maybe somebody should edit the two stories together and make "Let's Kill Daleks"...?
@mayotango131 @Polyphase @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey The third Doctor did have moments of being more of an "establishment" person than other incarnations (name dropping senior cabinet ministers that he bumped into in in a members only club as a way of influencing obstructive civil servants that seemed to be everywhere during the UNIT years). It's difficult to imagine the 4th Doctor being so friendly with senior establishment figures though...
@ConnorWhite The daleks exterminating was scary way before the x-ray effect was introduced in 1988. Still- gotta love the x-ray!
"not quite the one many fans will be expecting"- does the 8th Doctor make a reappearance..?
@Gustaff I havent watched the above clip- partially because I've already seen it and secondly all the comments about the annoying laugh have put me off...
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Watch the Deep Breath Cinema “Prequel”
@Gustaff But... imagine watching Deep Breath on a screen the size of two double decker buses with full cinema surround sound- that makes up for it..!
When I saw the above short in the cinema, a lot of the classic series references appeared to be missed by a lot of the audience.
@Lord Styro the Drashig Camoflage!