Somewhere in the TARDIS...
Hidden somewhere in the TARDIS...
Looks really nice on my phone, only slight issue is that the 'Updates' bit is all the way at the bottom, past all the comments, but other than that I really like the new look!
2 days, 4 hours ago on Site Update: Christmas 2014
Wow. Didn't quite believe it when I saw the headline. Looks like this will be amazing!
1 week ago on BBC Theme Park Set to Feature Doctor Who
@NewWho2012 Nice idea, but it's just playing on the title by incorporating it into the synopsis. I wouldn't think there's anything else behind it.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Last Christmas: Short Synopsis
Happy Birthday Doctor Who!
Wow.. a year since the phenomenal Day of the Doctor and all of the 50th celebrations. Where does the time go, eh? 51 years and going strong, it's an outstanding achievement, and may you keep going for many decades to come.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Doctor Who’s 51st Anniversary
I love this set, so glad I ordered one. Yes, the packaging may not be the best, but I don't mind too much - I've just used a gentler approach when opening the lid, mine's still in great condition since I got it on release day. The artwork is really nice, the changeable covers look great and I love the picture of Gallifrey, the Doctor and their TARDISes on the back. With the discs themselves, I don't entirely understand why the Doctor covers don't match up with the discs inside, but oh well. Personally, I was hoping for a more of a booklet-like presentation, like the series boxsets.
The extra content is great, and of course the episodes are too.The exclusion of 3D on this release is odd, but I already had the standalone release, so I can dust that off if I ever get a chance to use a 3D TV, and one thing that I am pleased about is the brightness - when I first bought the standalone version (that had 3D), the picture seemed darker than televised; now with this release it's back to normal. I don't know if I purchased a faulty vanilla release, or if anyone else noticed this, but I'm glad it's fixed.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Review (Part 1)
I like the current Tardis, and I don't think it should be replaced any time soon - I really like the design. The 2005-10 set was used by Christopher Eccleston for a year, and then David Tennant ' inherited' it afterwards for four more years - and despite the fact that David wasn't it's first owner, it is usually referred to as the 'Tennant Tardis'. I can see the same happening with this one; Matt Smith only used it for one year, and if it's kept for a few more seasons at least, I can see it becoming the 'Capaldi Tardis'.
There could be a way to change the set further like Peter is saying, however - I know the current roundel walls, or at least some of them, can be removed to allow access to large cameras. Perhaps replacing these with more classic-roundel-y walls may work?
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Capaldi Hoping for New TARDIS
Gotta be John Simm - the first Master I saw, and one that was played perfectly, mad, unpredictable, yet ruthless and cunning.
1 month ago on Face-Off: New Who Masters
@Edoe @supermoff is waiting for heaven.... I've heard the theme tune is turning to AC DC for next episode...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Death in Heaven TV Trailer
@Typo42 A Gent of Clare I like the idea, but I put that down to him being so focused on talking to Clara, she had just admitted to doing stuff wrong and also told him in quite a personal way that she loved him. I'd assumed he'd just lost concentration on the road and didn't see until it was too late. :)
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water
Wow. Now that is a cliff-hanger and a half.
Loved it. Danny's death was a massive surprise though, there was always the possibility that he'd die a heroic death at the end, but the idea of him being hit by a car five minutes in was quite unexpected. A normal way to go for a normal guy, reinforcing the theme of death by stating it can happen in any way to anyone at any time. Glad he came back though, I really like Danny and those scenes with Seb were just fantastic. I liked the idea of organic-showing water, as soon as Doctor Chang said the skeletons were encased in an exoskeleton I knew straight away what it was leading to, and when the revealed Cybermen stormed out of St Pauls en mass it was great, they once again seemed to finally have a sense of power. I'm satisfied that they gave the major ideas such as the Nethersphere "rational" explanations - I put rational in speech marks because this is Doctor Who - and they didn't try and tread on beliefs, they just displayed it as a digital continuation of life - very similar to River being kept in the Library.
And the revelation at the end... I was genuinely shocked. Not entirely sure how I feel about the idea that a Time Lord has now been shown to change gender (I've never been a fan of the female doctor idea, that's all), but I think Michelle Gomez was brilliant as Missy, so no complaints with the portrayal. Interested to see if they'd mention how he/she/what-do-I-call-them-now? escaped the Time War.
I'd say the best episode so far, really looking forward to Death in Heaven.
Brilliant article, really enjoyed reading this!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Portrayal of the Cybermen in New Who
@sarah Jane fan 100% agree.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Pulling the Strings: The Unsolved Clara Mystery (Part 1)
@The Whoniversal Man The only explanation I could think of is that some of the tracks were originally longer than what they ended up as being in the episodes, after they were edited in?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Day / Time of the Doctor Soundtrack
@Benvenfold Both Day and Time have been released individually, and also together as part of the 50th Anniversary Collection. There isn't a version with just those two episodes bundled together, but I would say that the individual releases would be there for that. :)
@Stradiwhovius @Tardis Stowaway Yep, completely agree. The fact that they've shown these snippets (without context, like you say) a week before transmission makes me think that this is just sneaky editing to ensure people watch next week to see what actually happens. Still, who knows?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Dark Water TV Trailer
@Stradiwhovius I'm considering that too; we haven't actually seen her do anything bad yet.
@Master Michael Moon @ Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. @The Finn @Benvenfold Unfortunately the boxset doesn't completely solve that issue, all three in the 'trilogy' are on separate discs! At least they are all in the same set though, no getting out another boxset and opening that as well for the sake of one disc. :)
1 month, 4 weeks ago on The Complete Eighth Series DVD Extras
@The_Doctor_ Different box art and exclusive art cards, I believe. I don't believe there's any difference content-wise, just a smarter-dressed package.
Voted for Jenna. With the rumours that she might leave, no matter whether they end up being true or false, I felt that she absolutely deserves to get this award before her time as Clara is up, she's a brilliant actress and my favourite companion. Wanted to vote for Peter too, but I've no doubt he'll get into the final shortlist as he's a truly fantastic actor, and I know some others who have voted for him so I don't feel too guilty.
And of course, I voted for Doctor Who for Best Drama. It'd be a crime if I didn't. ;)
2 months ago on Capaldi vs Coleman in 2015 NTAs
When I first heard about the idea for this episode, I thought that it'd be a watchable episode, but one that wouldn't make sense, have too many mismatched ideas stuffed in, and wouldn't warrant more than a couple of rewatches.
I was wrong.
I enjoyed that episode much much more than I thought I would. The story was good, a great idea with only one person being able to see it, and only having a short and precise amount of time to live. It looked great, the interior of the train was so detailed that it became very believable as a real train and not a studio set, and everything looked authentic but leant well to the futuristic nature of the plot. There were great themes and ideas explored, and the acting from Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman was, again, superb. The mummy looked good, however I only found it a bit chilling rather than properly scary. The ending was a bit quick, the matter of what happened to everyone else on the train was only covered by a few lines of dialogue, but allowed for more Doctor/Clara time, so I'm not fussed about that - Clara's change of heart was interested, perhaps something's being set up with this unstable relationship they seem to have?
Overall, an enjoyable episode and one of the best of the series - 8/10
2 months ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express
@The Doctor's Chalkboard @Planet of the Deaf I think Planet of the Deaf was trying to put emphasis on the fact that quite a few of the guest stars on Doctor Who are comedians, not that the show is running out of British actors - I don't see that happening for quite a while yet! :)
3 months ago on Nick Frost Cast in Christmas Special
@The12thDoctorRaps Or imagine one set in the future... Now that would be interesting to see!
Nick Frost would be great, but I hope the possible spoiler is just a false rumour, particularly the first bit. There's some things Doctor Who just shouldn't get involved in and try to reshape - and for me, on Christmas Day especially, that's one of them.
@TomTrigg @Pipnant With regards to the War Doctor, Clara couldn't remember the Doctor doing that herself as she never saw it, but of course she knows that he went to the barn with the Moment, because she was there to stop the three Doctors from using it. The flashback was intended for the audience, not for Clara. In a way, it's actually a flash forward to show future events, not past memories.
3 months ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
Personally, I hope not, because I didn't really like the character. She's not the kind of character that would be enthusiastic and helpful to get out of a situation, like Clara would, instead I'd imagine she'd be quite emotionless, dull, and make a few quite unhelpful comments. I'm also not entirely sure why she actually did want to travel with the Doctor that much - she was either angry at him or not with him throughout the majority of the important moments in the episode. Hopefully, Jenna will be staying for a while yet, and when it does get to needing to find her successor, I think - character-wise - there would be much, much better ways to go.
I do have to quickly say, Connor, I really like the title (very clever!) and the thought that was put into writing the article!
3 months, 1 week ago on Taking a ‘Journey’ Into the Future: The Next Companion
@12th's Sonic (I'm Listening!) Seems so. The only way it could revert to Spring is if they have a longer time without Doctor Who (around six months longer), have a much shorter series or two, or if they split a series. With Doctor Who being as popular as it is, and the split being quite divisive, I don't see the BBC doing any of those again. Personally, I'm quite happy with it at this time of year due to it being darker outside (like it should be, for me), and when it comes to the prospect of selling more merchandise much closer to Christmas, the BBC must be quite happy with it too!
3 months, 1 week ago on A Surprise Ending for Clara?
@jeebshjbju I would expect so, the S8 boxsets are released almost straight after this series' finale, and I imagine they would already be too far along in production of the sets for the manufacturers to replace the episode with the edited version, or for the designers to risk a delay in manufacturing to alter the disc.
3 months, 1 week ago on Robot of Sherwood: What Was Cut
@Jonathon Richards I expect so, the S8 DVD/Bluray boxsets release almost straight after this series ends, and so I imagine they would be too far along in production already for the manufacturers to replace the episode with the new edited version. Even if there is enough time for them to edit the DVD release as well, there's a chance it would pop up as a deleted scene somewhere on the set.
I fully understand and agree with the BBC's decision behind it, and I presume for it to have been cut out it wouldn't have been a major part of the climax of the episode, so I'm fine with this. I do wonder if we will ever see this scene, though; will it be included in future repeats, when the episode is released on DVD, or as a deleted scene on DVD boxsets?
3 months, 2 weeks ago on BBC Cuts Robot of Sherwood Scene
So I managed to watch the episode for the first time yesterday. Before your jaw drops too much in alarm and you reach for your pitchfork, I'd like to explain that Deep Breath aired, unfortunately for me, whilst I was on holiday abroad, and I was faced with quite a difficult choice; either wait 6 days and watch it properly on my TV when I get home, or watch it immediately on BBC iPlayer via the smaller screen of my phone and with many more distractions around me. The former seemed to be the most logical and sensible choice. (I find it a little ironic, actually, that whilst some were considering watching Deep Breath on the big screen, I was considering watching it on the little screen.) Hopefully, by now, you've lowered your pitchfork. If not, please do. :)
Plot-wise, Deep Breath may not be the very best story out there, but it was fun. It was bonkers yet dark, scary yet joyful, and most importantly, it felt like Doctor Who. The new titles are nice, but the new look can't be used within the show for vortex shots like the others could due to the unravelling clock face and so it feels a bit less related and a bit more cheesy. Whilst I prefer the previous version, I'm sure it'll grow on me. The Paternoster Gang had a few good moments, but I think they were featured a bit too much in Deep Breath and more time should have been spent on Twelve/Clara, but that's just my preference.
The idea of a dinosaur roaming the Thames was a bit too bonkers to me - there didn't seem to be much thought of an explanation as to why nobody seems to remember that and nothing like that was acknowledged in the episode - but again, it was great fun. From a production point of view, it looked great on screen and the CGI was really quite well done - although I think it was overused a bit, such as when Strax was scanning Clara. The clockwork people and half-faced man were quite chilling and refreshingly dark. Indeed, the episode did feel at times a bit darker - and I enjoyed that. There were quite a few comedic moments too, and brilliant moments of drama, in particular that great restaurant argument. The acting was superb from all - and particularly Jenna Coleman, who portrayed a struggling, confused and (in a way) mourning Clara perfectly. Clara has some great moments this episode, such as her argument with Vastra, her standing up to the Half-Faced Man and that phone call (more on that later).
But, of course, the star of this episode was Peter Capaldi. This episode's sole purpose is none other than to introduce the new Doctor and cement him into the show. And it did that for me. Capaldi's Doctor is different to what I was expecting - dark, a bit more ruthless but still the Doctor, yes, but I was not expecting the fantastic mad eccentricity of this Doctor that could even beat Matt Smith's - one of my favourite moments was the bedroom scene where he says "Door? Boring. Not me." before opening the window, sticking his head out and going "Me!". Of course, I expect him to be a bit more serious from how on, since he's recovered from the regeneration, but bits like that and the ending 'chips and coffee' bit were great to see. It might be early to say this, but I feel Capaldi will have the potential to get very high on my list of favourite Doctor's, and he may even reach the top.... (but overtaking Tennant to take #1 will be a massive feat, in my view). That moment with him in the TARDIS, showing Clara his new costume, was when he completely became the Doctor for me,
Last thing I wanted to talk about; that cameo. Some may not have agreed with it's inclusion, but I disagree with them - I thought it was amazing. To see Matt again was great anyway, and it completely sums up his Doctor; before he went, he took time to consider what effect his new self might have on Clara, and he wanted to reassure her. It was also a brilliant final way of making the viewer, just like Clara, accept that this new man is still the Doctor. My favourite part of the episode.
A good episode, let down in a few places but brought up by some fantastic moments - 8/10
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
Name: 8/10 - Loved the opening sequence and ending scenes especially, full of funny, sad and exciting moments. Good ending to the Impossible Girl arc and a great cliff-hanger - perhaps the best in all of Who. Not the best finale, but an enjoyable watch.
Night: 10/10. Almost purely for the fact that it was a fantastic surprise, and it was great to see Paul McGann back again!
Day: 11/10 - Without doubt, my favourite episode - I could write a review the size of a novel for Day, but I won't start that right here. Seeing the three Doctors with each other and interacting, the breathtaking Time War battle scenes, Daleks, the comedy, the dramatic moments, the thrill, the dungeon door scene, all the Doctors (even Capaldi!) saving Gallifrey, the Other Doctor's redemption, three TARDISes, Tom Baker, the attempt to cram as many relevant references to the past 50 years in - all just some of the list of things that made Day great. I cannot find anything to fault with it.
Time: 9/10 - Over the course of a rewatch or two, I grew to really like Time. Full of the typical Matt Smith-era humour we expect from one of Eleven's episodes, it brought together all of the unanswered questions that have been threaded through his era in a satisfying way. Handles was a highlight, of course, and I actually was quite sad to see him go, but not as sad as Matt's perfectly-done regeneration scene. Not quite a 10 as it would have been nice if it was a bit longer, maybe 15/20min on top of it's running time, like Day or Deep Breath, just to explore some of the ideas a bit more.
And one that doesn't quite fit in with the others but was one of my highlights of the anniversary year, very quickly; The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot: 10/10. Need I explain why?
A truly great year for Doctor Who.
4 months ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – The Doctor Trilogy
Thank you to DWTV for posting it so quickly! :)
4 months ago on Write for Doctor Who TV
@StephenAHayes Hi there, I was the writer of this article. Thank you very much - I spent a fair bit of time trying to come up with the right quotes for the right paragraphs and I'm glad that they've been enjoyed. :)
4 months ago on Why Capaldi’s Previous Appearances Shouldn’t Really Matter
Thank you to DWTV for publishing my article! It was the first one I've written for the site, so I was overjoyed to see it on here last night.
I'd also like to thank everyone who left a nice comment here, I've read them all and I really appreciate the compliments!
Again, this is just my opinion and I know not everyone will agree, and of course I completely respect and understand everyone's views on this. Some people have said that just because it shouldn't really matter, it doesn't mean it can't - and I totally agree. Like I mentioned in my conclusion, I'm looking forward to the explanation, as with both RTD and Moffat's ideas combined I'm sure it will be brilliant, clever and quite original, but the point I was trying to make was that this issue could be left unexplained as it is, and so when we get the explanation I don't think it should be shoehorned into the plot just because the writers feel they need to include one - I'd rather have no explanation at all than one that feels forced and not quite right.
But again, thank you for all your comments, it was great to write this article and to see everyone else's views on this matter, and I hope to write some more articles in the future! :)
Just sent in my first article, I'm hoping it gets featured but even if not, it was great fun to write!
4 months, 1 week ago on Write for Doctor Who TV
I'm not expecting too much of an explanation, just a throwaway line or similar, but certainly not a massive story like many others expect. Remembering that The Fires Of Pompeii was 6 years ago, I cant see why they would spend a lot of time (and money) explaining a coincidence that some of the newer fans and casual viewers will likely not remember. In my mind, it doesn't really need explaining, as Capaldi does look a bit different now than what he looked like 6 years ago, and his Doctors new personality (and even costume) would help separate Caucillus and Twelve further, I'd imagine.
4 months, 1 week ago on Capaldi’s Hint On Past Whoniverse Appearances
@ahunter8056 Got to agree, it's one of my pet hates. Calling it a 'kids show' implies that it is solely for kids, yet the majority of fans are older than 10, surely. It has always been a family show, and when you look at it's spin-offs, it's evident; SJA was for the younger viewers, Torchwood for the older viewers, and Doctor Who was the one in the middle, the all-rounder for everyone. I'm not saying that kids shouldn't watch it, far from it, it's how I started watching, but Doctor Who is for everyone, regardless of age. I have always said that Doctor Who is not a kids show; it is a show that is suitable for kids.
4 months, 1 week ago on BBC News Series 8 Preview Featuring Into the Dalek Clips
@Whovian2000 wants a Wholock crossover! I imagine that everything on this release, perhaps with the exception of Doctor Who Live (though they might include the highlights of that), will be on the Series 8 boxset, yes. In fact, there could even be more, as the recently-announced 50th Anniversary boxset showed; the earlier standalone release of Day Of The Doctor had the two mini-episodes, a behind the scenes and two trailers, whereas the boxset included all of that as well as cinema-exclusive intros, The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, the script readthrough and deleted scenes, amongst others. I'm certainly holding out for the boxset. :)
4 months, 1 week ago on Deep Breath Standalone DVD & Blu-Ray
@DWTV That'd do nicely, thank you! Or maybe one of those cakes with the ball bearings on top?
4 months, 1 week ago on Moffat on Why the Master Won’t Be Back
Moffat Lies. I believed I'm owed a Jelly Baby? ;)
@NewWho2012 @Tardis Stowaway @Planet of the Deaf @Richard Elliot What was left of it actually came out of storage and appeared during the 50th celebration event at the Excel in London last year. The console, glass floor, the doors and the surrounding copper walls and a segment of the coral wall with the circle cut-outs were arranged so that people who were lucky enough to have tickets could have a photo touching the console. I found a photo here (credit to the original owner) : http://www.flickr.com/photos/115928978@N08/12667504574/in/photolist-kiogMh-kimnr6-kajaoF-kaneK1-kantjq-kajbUg-kaiEzk-kaktC4-kajNBF-kanxt7-kajdti-k9vcLF-jWJDqc-jWJDqx-jNEKjV-jexCJo-jevuR1-jeoHdF-jetgBb-jeqTxy-jbhvNL-jaHSKw-j7AWjQ-inPP3X-imxf49-iaXyAV-iaDfLJ-iaCYKM-i2FoQL-i2Gapx-hYtQgW-jTrde3-jNEJav-jHn8NP-jFJsha-jB1CsR-jyThsA-jyHyYR-jy2Mu3-jwcpVL-jqNNF9-jqLN3R-jqNqcF-jjv25F-jckrkM-j5FEtw-j4Yo9D-iFeUhH-iuzuax-isFSiu , there are likely some more floating around the web that have a bit more detail but it shows the general layout. It looked to be in quite a decent condition as well, so I too am hoping that when they redo the Experience this summer to update it with Capaldi's Doctor, that they have an opportunity to find space to install what remains of the set - presuming they still have it (I expect they do, the celebration event had loads of props and costumes from BBC storage that were much older and less important than an actual TARDIS). They might have some more of it still in storage, or they could mix it with bits of the current replica in the interactive bit, which I presume will also be replaced with the new interior this summer, to complete it a bit more. It'd be great to see it preserved and join the others, I think it deserves to be on display.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on How does the TARDIS reflect The Doctor? (Part 3)
Sounding great, I really like the simple, quiet but significant scenes between characters and its good to hear these will be a bit longer and have a bit more content. The whole format of Series 8 looks to be one of the best since 2005, perhaps, and I'm really looking forward to it!
Got to say a big thank you to DWTV for all of these articles, there's so many magazine interviews around at the moment and there's no way that I, or many others, could buy them all, so thank you for bringing these excerpts to us.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up
If I were to imagine something similar to the Arcadia battle scenes from The Day Of the Doctor, but with the Paradigm Daleks instead of the Time War design, I wouldn't quite get the same battle-worn, militaristic or deadly impression I would get from the bronze ones.
I really like the look of the current design, and I don't really think there should be any reason for a redesign - it's not as if they look out of date, and the bronze design has become recognisable and iconic.
They look metallic, tank-like and like an advanced killing machine, which can't quite be said for the Paradigm, as they look like the Daleks have assimilated the design of the iPhone 5C (whichever electrician installed the progenitor chamber must have left his phone inside when he left!).
Plus, out of all the Daleks we've had, in my mind they definitely look the best beat-up and battle-worn, Asylum proved that, adding to that mechanical and menacing sense. (even if they aren't that menacing anymore... But that's a debate to be had elsewhere)
I'm quite happy with the Paradigm/Bronze relationship shown in Asylum; masses of bronze Daleks as standard drones, and some Paradigm versions as some of the higher commanding Daleks.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Time to Regenerate the Daleks?
The Tennant TARDIS has to be my favourite design, it was the one I started with so it has a special place in my heart and it looks alien, warm and functional. It's also the only TARDIS set that I've been on, as I was lucky enough to visit the Doctor Who Experience a few times and walk on that famous grated metal floor - in fact that's where I took my avatar pic. You can see the effects of the 10/11 regenerations still (parts of the console are slightly blackened where a section blew out in the Eleventh Hour) but it's been quite carefully restored to near it's former glory and I'm grateful for that because that meant it could return in Day last year, which at the time got me quite excited and nostalgic. Anyway, I might be geeking out, but it's quite nice to see other people also appreciate the history of that set. :) A very interesting and enjoyable trilogy of articles to read, well done, and thank you!
4 months, 3 weeks ago on How does the TARDIS reflect The Doctor? (Part 3)
@Planet of the Deaf @Richard Elliot Yep, the Eccleston/Tennant TARDIS wasn't built to come apart but I think the nature of it's design and the fact that it had nothing around it allowed it to disassemble without much damage. However, the larger Smith TARDIS was fitted into what remained of the old Torchwood Hub set next door and was essentially bolted onto the old set's frame, so removing it would have meant ripping it up. I suppose the cost of removing, rebuilding and restoring that one to HD quality would have came quite close to the cost of just building a brand new one. :)
My understanding of it was that 'the 12th Doctor' was essentially the same thing as saying 'the 12th incarnation of the Doctor'.
If I take myself, for instance, whilst I'm not a Time Lord with different incarnations, by the end of my life there will have been a Baby Me, a Child Me, a Teen Me, an Adult Me and an Old Me. They are still all me, surely, but the adjective used to describe them differs in relation to the differences between the versions of me - each of those will have been slightly different people. Apply this to the Doctor, who's every regeneration can differ greatly from those before, and I don't think it is an unpleasant thing to do - it's marking the incarnations that make up his life just like you would number the chapters of an autobiography.
That may not make sense to everyone, it was quite hard to put into words, but that is my belief towards this.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
Well, Deep Breath is on right in the middle of my holiday, so unless it stays in cinemas for around two weeks (Day only had 2/3 days), I don't think I'll get a chance to go and see it. It'd be quite nice to see it on the big screen with the sound booming out all around me, but I quite like watching it with the family at home, so I'm not massively concerned about missing this.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally
@LucasW I think the design of the War Doctor's console room was born more out of a desire to hark back to older TARDIS designs and to acknowledge the fact that the roundels were a big part of classic TARDIS designs. From a production point of view as well, this interior had so little screen time it didn't need to be a big-budget build, and every part of the set, with the exception of the floor, was recycled - the roundels were simply borrowed from the AAISAT set, which had just finished use. In case anyone's wondering, the console and 'ceiling' supports were a mock-up used on a tour years ago, just repainted a bit. From my point of view, I quite liked them for the nostalgia they would have created - I'm not a massive classics fan but I really appreciated their significance and enjoyed seeing them, but I do see your point about it being a bit of an anomaly in the progression of the interior designs.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on How does the TARDIS reflect the Doctor?
Off topic I know, but I'm gutted about those scripts getting out - I know that I'll avoid them like the plague until they air, but I feel really sorry for the writers, crew and everyone involved in making the show. Things they wanted secret to surprise people are now, well, not-so-secret and when they air, won't be as surprising to some. I'm sure that they're getting frustrated as well - this is the second consecutive time a series has lost one or more of their 'big' episodes (Series 7 had , and it's out of their hands. Hopefully they'll find and contain these scripts pretty soon so that a minimum amount of people will have seen them.
Like many others, I'm afraid I'm going to have to avoid the majority of things online regarding Doctor Who, just to make sure that I'm one of those who still watch these episodes with knowing any important knowledge of the story - just as the production team intended.
5 months, 1 week ago on Series 8: Watch Deep Breath First
@TARDISkey221B I know, but I was just mentioning it in case other people didn't realise and presumed it was incredibly likely to be related to that episode :)
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: Finale Clue