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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Hobbituk » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:57 am

I just watched, "The Enemy Of The World". A 2nd Doctor story believed lost for 45 years.

And it was brilliant.

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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Dunthule » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:29 pm

I just read that two lost story's were found in Africa. (Nigeria I think.)
I can't wait to see it here in the states. 8)
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby heliona » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:14 pm

Dunthule wrote:I just read that two lost story's were found in Africa. (Nigeria I think.)
I can't wait to see it here in the states. 8)


It was actually nine episodes that were found in Nigeria. :)
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Hobbituk » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:53 pm

Yes, nine episodes from two stories. 'The Enemy Of The World' (hence what I said two posts ago!) and 'The Web Of Fear' (which I'm halfway through and loving). There's still one episode missing from 'Web' though, unfortunately. And they're all available to buy on iTunes already.

Patrick Troughton is magnificent.

There are also other tantalising rumours about other missing episodes which I dare not believe...
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby heliona » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:30 am

Hobbituk wrote:Yes, nine episodes from two stories.


Ah, yes, my mistake. I read [hamlet's] Dunthy's post so fast that I didn't notice he'd written "story" as opposed to "episode". :doh:

Ooh, tantilising rumours? :lol: :)

[Edited to correct the name of the poster. :doh: ]
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby hamlet » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:12 am

My post? Eh?

What post?
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Hobbituk » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:55 am

heliona wrote:
Hobbituk wrote:Yes, nine episodes from two stories.


Ah, yes, my mistake. I read hamlet's post so fast that I didn't notice he'd written "story" as opposed to "episode". :doh:

Ooh, tantilising rumours? :lol: :)


Rumours too good to be true (surely), but their source is the reason I've known about 'Enemy' and 'Web' coming back since June. One aspect I'm pretty convinced is true is that it won't be long before we're able to see a certain legendary Italian traveller meet the First Doctor.
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby heliona » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:20 pm

hamlet wrote:My post? Eh?

What post?


*sigh* I really need to preview my posts before submitting! :roll: Obviously I meant Dunthy's post. Your name probably popped into my head because of another thread I'd been reading. :doh: Sorry for taking your name in vain, hamlet. :)

Hobbi, the last rumours were thought to be too good to be true, and then they were. So you never can tell. :D
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby hamlet » Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:41 am

Feel free to take my name in vain. A lot of people do. It's quite entertaining to me. :D
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Elmtree » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:52 pm

Marco Polo??? Oh,I hope that rumor is true!

We were at a Doctoberfest party at a friend's house a couple of weeks ago and they were playing web of fear. My daughter, who has never seen Doctor 2, was amazed. She noted how much 11 does take after 2, and how the doctor is the doctor. She recognized the character (we only got to see one episode, and Itunes doesn't play for me, so I have to wait to see the rest!)
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Hobbituk » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:33 am

I finally finished watching 'The Web Of Fear'. I took my time with it, as opposed to devouring it like I did with 'Enemy', but it is actually better. A proper, very Doctor Whoey Doctor Who story. Some fantastic guest actors and the first appearance of The Brigadier... for who it is actually a really good origin story. There is real drama at one point where The Brig (although he's a Colonel in this) considers how futile it is to take on the alien menace. It's a brilliant set-up for the creation of UNIT. Just a shame Episode 3 is still missing.
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Gungnir » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:28 am

EVERYONE! You have to watch this RIGHT NOW! BBC iPlayer - The Night Of The Doctor

The best Doctor Who story in years, even if it is only 8 minutes long.
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Gungnir » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:01 am

Or here, in case you have problems with iPlayer - YouTube
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby hamlet » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:02 am

Saw that yesterday in between craziness. Looked great, and I LOVE the reaction of the woman to the realization that the Doctor is a Time Lord. Fantastic, really.
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Hobbituk » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:53 am

It's an entire season of Doctor Who in 8 minutes. The 8th Doctor series that never was.

Utter brilliance.
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby GlassHouse » Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:14 am

I guess I have to get all McGann's Big Finish audio episodes now.....fortunately, I can listen to them at work.

Wouldn't it be great if the BBC decided to do a special spin-off season or 2 with him as the eighth?
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Hobbituk » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:24 am

A couple of brilliant nerdy things to spot in 'Night Of The Doctor'...

In the 1996 TV movie, one of the first things the newly regenerated 8th Doctor does is to choose a new outfit. The outfit he selects is a fancy dress costume with a gun belt. He immediately discards the gun belt. A statement of intent.

The last action of the 8th Doctor is to pick up the gun belt belonging to Cass. A statement of intent.

Also in the TV movie there is some significant religious imagery: the 8th Doctor first appears wearing a shroud. Later on he is strapped into a device like a crucifix, complete with crown of thorns. In 'Night Of The Doctor' his last words are, "Physician, heal thyself...", quoting the bible. But not just for the sake of it, think of the implications of that statement!

Some nice touches there, showing the level of thought put into what is just an Internet-only mini-episode.
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Gungnir » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:20 pm

Hands up if you have managed to slightly annoy Stephen Moffat on national television today. :clap:
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby GlassHouse » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:26 am

.... :? and you're not going to expand on that?
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Gungnir » Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:59 am

On 'The One Show', a prime-time magazine show broadcast on BBC1 last night they had a Doctor Who themed episode.

To crib from Hobbituk's excellent synopsis of the show...
Hobbituk wrote:Just John Hurt and Jenna Coleman sitting next to a one-legged Australian who was shown the illuminated leg of a one-legged woman at which point a Cyberman fainted and fell on a drumkit whereupon he was taken to a corridor and treated by the Head Of The NHS, meanwhile Giles Brandreth visited the TARDIS and questioned Steven Moffat on behalf of "Gungnir".
And then the Radiophonic Workshop played the Doctor Who theme. Roll credits.


On their Facebook page earlier in the day they had asked people to submit questions to be put to Stephen Moffat. I submitted a question and it was used in the program.


The link to the BBC iPlayer page for that episode is http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03hvj30/The_One_Show_20_11_2013/ but you probably won't be able to watch it in many countries without using some kind of sneaky proxy.
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby GlassHouse » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:34 am

Ah, well I hope you annoyed him real good...:lol: But you're right, I won't be able to watch it.
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Hobbituk » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:15 am

You can watch the Interview with SteVen Moffat (note spelling!), complete with question from our very own Gungnir, HERE!
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby GlassHouse » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:50 am

LOL! Oh that's just fantastic! Really seemed to push a button there.
Of course we all know that Gungnir has been paying attention.
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Gungnir » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:23 pm

Hobbituk wrote:You can watch the Interview with SteVen Moffat (note spelling!)


Noted - I did write Steven initially but it didn't look right and I couldn't be arsed googling it to make sure.
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Hobbituk » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:57 pm

I only pointed it out as I know for a fact that annoys Steven Moffat even more than asking questions about the Doctor being half human.
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Gungnir » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:36 pm

AH! I shall make a note of that as well then.
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Hobbituk » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:58 pm

So the Mark Gatiss drama, "An Adventure In Space And Time" about the early days of Doctor Who was on tonight. Starring David Bradley, Jessica Raine, Sacha Dhawan and Brian Cox, it focused on first Doctor William Hartnell, first producer Verity Newman and first director Waris Hussain.

And it was beautiful. Just right. David Bradley as Hartnell nearly had me in floods.
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby ToshoftheWuffingas » Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:57 pm

Just John Hurt and Jenna Coleman sitting next to a one-legged Australian who was shown the illuminated leg of a one-legged woman at which point a Cyberman fainted and fell on a drumkit whereupon he was taken to a corridor and treated by the Head Of The NHS, meanwhile Giles Brandreth visited the TARDIS and questioned Steven Moffat on behalf of "Gungnir".
And then the Radiophonic Workshop played the Doctor Who theme. Roll credits.


That is a remarkably accurate account of the happenings, unlikely as it sounds.


....except the one legged Australian had been given comedy tips by the Dalai Lama.
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Re: New Doctor Who - 50 Years, Still going strong!

Postby Hobbituk » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:58 am

Today is the Doctor's 50th Birthday!

We are having a party at home, I'll try and share some pictures later.

It's remarkable. A thing, that looks like a Policebox, standing in a Junkyard... it can go anywhere in Time and Space. And it just keeps going.

Happy Birthday, Doctor Who :)
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Re: New Doctor Who - 50 Years, Still going strong!

Postby GlassHouse » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:12 pm

Alright just one thing t say...to avoid too many spoilers for anyone who hasn't seen the special yet, but there is one thing I want people to look for. Am I crazy or were those the Ruby Slippers? Keep your eye out for them.
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