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  • Arc of Infinity   5 years 7 weeks ago

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    Wow. That was really another boring episode. I don' t know why. Despite alot of running around, some action, gunplay (from Nyssa no less!), and scenes of Tegan in the crypt finding her cousin Colin with help from Robin, this is really another boring part.

    The Matrix: it's now just a dark screen with lines of energy running through it. Omega seems to be in control of it even before the dull cliffhanger of the Doctor saying he's in control of it. The only surprise is that Hedin is the traitor. I didn't spot that one coming.

    The rest of this isn't really that poor or bad, it's just flat and boring. Even Omega's confronting of Tegan isn't all that great nor his talk with the Doctor in the Matrix. The whole story, so promising from the start, is just falling flat and this ep is entirely studio bound. Yeck.

    What's happened to DW? It's just boring now. One thing: when Nyssa takes the gun, the Doctor is almost shocked...but he's inspired this in the peace (?) girl. Trruth is she was shooting people in her first story and if you look at KEEPER, she was a much better character there than here, even if her acting has improved somewhat. And just what job is Damon's?   

    Nyssa seems positively happy to hear Tegan's name again...but Tegan is imprisoned by Omega in the Matrix and maybe it's that that makes her smile!? Never mind that whole lesbian thing with the graffiti or the fact that both Colin and Robin seem to be...uhm, partners.  

  • Is there any possibility for Gallifreyan survival?   5 years 7 weeks ago

    One of the spinoffs mentioned that a Time Lord had Gallifrey cloned so that there were about 7 or 8 or 9 more Gallifreys!!!!! If you think about it, even though the Time Lords were insular, would they leave it to chance that their entire culture would be on one planet?

    Also: there is some talk of past stories that intimated that the Time Lords are not just from Gallifrey, that they came to the planet and asked the Gallfreans that were there if they could use the planet to build their citadel, thus the Time Lords are not even frm Gallfrey! There is also a whole range of clues from the TV show that not all Gallefreans are Time Lords and if so, are all Time Lords Gallefreans? It was also suggested that Ace was training at to be a Time Lord so maybe not all Time Lords have to be Gallefreans!

    And in a wild idea: what if Earth IS Gallifrey or Gallifrey is Earth, one from the past and the other the future of the other?!  

  • HURT/HEAL: The COMPANIONS   5 years 7 weeks ago

    - Ian 15              - Zoe 13                   - Romana I 11           - Barbara 13 
    - Liz 4       
             - Donna 14               
    - Vicki 6                   - The Brigadier 20 
    - Nyssa 4           
    - Stephen 7              - Jo Grant 18              - Tegan 6   
    - Polly 7 (+1)      - Sarah Jane 18         - Ben 10                   - Victoria 8 
    Harry 16            
    - Jamie 20                 Leela 15               - Captain Jack 1 (-2)

    __________________________________________________________________________

    21. K9 
    22. Rose                 23. Peri                 24. Ace                       25. Martha
    26. Turlough            27. Romana II       
    28. Mickey                  29: Adric
    30. Susan                
    31: Grace              32: Dodo                    33: Mel

  • [SPOILERS!] Epi 1 'Day One'   5 years 7 weeks ago

    Absolutely superb.  It felt like proper Sci-Fi for the first time!

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE STICK WITH THIS FORMAT!  I think it works so well.  I would love to have 2 or 3 5-part stories a year rather than 13 stand alone episodes.

  • Is there any possibility for Gallifreyan survival?   5 years 7 weeks ago

    That certainly is a very interesting idea about Gallifrey existing in a parallel universe.  Could this universe be the one that the hybrid Doctor lives with Rose Tyler?  The 3rd Doctor did mention something to that effect in the episode titled Inferno.  Instead of using the TARDIS to slip backward or forward in time, it slips sideways and into a parallel universe.  The 3rd Doctor postulates that because of infinite choices; attributed to free will, there is an equally infinite parallel universes.  This route would be a viable idea to perpetuate the survival of Gallifrey; albeit, not the Gallifrey from your local universe.

    Alternate reality model is a great idea to feature Timelords from alternate dimensions lending the Doctor a hand to see if bringing back Gallifrey (in the local universe) is still possible without any violations to the 1st Time Law.

    I have not seen sufficient Moffat works to predict an outcome or know how he will manage the Who universe, but it should be grand.  After all, following in RTD can only force Moffat to take it up a notch.


  • [SPOILERS!] Epi 1 'Day One'   5 years 7 weeks ago

    I tweeted Louis about threads -

    Because people may not get each episode at the same time - perhaps one thread per Episode was the best way to go in this case.

     

    I know that in other cases we have asked people to not have too many threads - but at least this way any 'SPOILERS' should be specific to the episode in the thread.

    Cheers, daveac

  • Arc of Infinity   5 years 7 weeks ago

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    Wow, that was one of the most boring episodes in a long long time, way back into the Pertwee era. I'm not sure why. Tegan returns. Maybe that's it. There's a lot of ...honesty I can't understand how so many people like Tegan. She's really a one note character, a loser who can't hold a job and can't make up her mind. The location stuff is nice. Maybe it's the jam packed bunch of boring Time Lords. Even Colin can't make Maxil interesting, he's  a one note villain/guard really. Mike Gough is really good and all the actors are so it's hard to see why this ep is so slow and boring. Damon is an intersting cahracter too. The Doc's got lots of friends on Gallifrey...

    Maybe it's the Doc. He's dull as dishwater here. The sets are okay but nothing special as a trip to Gallifrey should be. Maybe it's the villain Omega. He was ranting and raving when he last appeared and that kept us frm being bored but we were embarassed. Nothing really moves in this ep and there's not much to recommend it.

    Tears on Nyssa's face is a nice touch but...it's all so ...routine and predictable. Sigh.   

  • HURT/HEAL: The COMPANIONS   5 years 7 weeks ago

    I've combined the previous two votes that were posted simultaneously...

     

    - Ian 15              - Zoe 13                   - Romana I 11           - Barbara 13 
    - Liz 2 (-2)
              - Donna 14               
    - Vicki 6                 - The Brigadier 20 
    - Nyssa 4           
    - Stephen 7                - Jo Grant 18              - Tegan 6   
    - Polly 7             - Sarah Jane 18          - Ben 10                   - Victoria 8 
    Harry 17 (+1)    
    - Jamie 20                 Leela 16  

    __________________________________________________________________________

    20. Captain Jack      21. K9 
    22. Rose                 23. Peri                 24. Ace                 25. Martha
    26. Turlough           27. Romana II        
    28. Mickey            29: Adric
    30. Susan                
    31: Grace              32: Dodo              33: Mel

  • HURT/HEAL: The COMPANIONS   5 years 7 weeks ago

    - Ian 15              - Zoe 13                   - Romana I 11           - Barbara 13 
    - Liz 4       
             - Donna 14               
    - Vicki 6                     - The Brigadier 20 
    - Nyssa 4            
    - Stephen 7              - Jo Grant 18             - Tegan 6   
    - Polly 6              - Sarah Jane 18         - Ben 10                   - Victoria 8 
    Harry 16            
    - Jamie 20                 Leela 16(+1)         - Captain Jack 1(-2)          

    __________________________________________________________________________

    21. K9 
    22. Rose                 23. Peri                 24. Ace                       25. Martha
    26. Turlough            27. Romana II       
    28. Mickey                  29: Adric
    30. Susan                
    31: Grace              32: Dodo                    33: Mel

  • Is there any possibility for Gallifreyan survival?   5 years 7 weeks ago

    As noted above, I think we're going to see Gallifrey in some form THIS year or rather in Tennant's last two eps

  • Video Release Information in Video Business   5 years 7 weeks ago

    Didn't you like Doctor Who and the Pirates?

    What about the stage plays?

    And, of course, everybody loves The Gunfighters and the Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon!

  • Is there any possibility for Gallifreyan survival?   5 years 7 weeks ago

    I haven't seen Jekyll to know what kind of showrunner the Grand Moff is, but I think it would be a mistake to bring them back in his first season. Let Matt and Moff (did I just coin a phrase there?) get their feet under them, then do what you want.

    Now if RTD was still in charge I would set the odds at 65/35 that we would see them next year. But I don't know about Moff. So I will set the line tenantively at 25/75 just because I think there are other things he wants to explore first.

  • CIA Info & Updates   5 years 7 weeks ago

    Talkshoe has been playing-up again and only now is the latest recording available

    on Talkshoe & iTunes

    Episode 97 covered Primeval and Ashes to Ashes

    Next week's topic left open mike as not sure we should talk about Torchwood or leave it until more people will have seen it.


    Cheers, daveac

  • HURT/HEAL: The COMPANIONS   5 years 7 weeks ago

    - Ian 15              - Zoe 13                   - Romana I 11           - Barbara 13 
    - Liz 4       
             - Donna 14               
    - Vicki 6                   - The Brigadier 20 
    - Nyssa 4 (-2)      
    - Stephen 7              - Jo Grant 18 (+1)       - Tegan 6   
    - Polly 6              - Sarah Jane 18         - Ben 10                   - Victoria 8 
    Harry 16            
    - Jamie 20                 Leela 15                 - Captain Jack 3

    __________________________________________________________________________

    21. K9 
    22. Rose                 23. Peri                 24. Ace                       25. Martha
    26. Turlough            27. Romana II       
    28. Mickey                  29: Adric
    30. Susan                
    31: Grace              32: Dodo                    33: Mel

  • Is there any possibility for Gallifreyan survival?   5 years 7 weeks ago

    Look to me, Gallifrey is going to feature strongly in the last two David eps. Even if only in flashback but yeah, Gallifrey can be shielded, Gallifrey can be gone to in the past or even in a parallel dimension. RTd once said he didn't want to bring back the Master or something to that effect and lo and behold we get the Master. I"m almost 100 percent sure Gallifrey will feature in some way in the last two eps. I also suspect that the Doctor's father and mother are in it too (cue Dalton and Anderson). And Rose (who remember couldn't come back) and Donna (who couldn't remember the Doctor at all). And Martha and Jack and Wilf and Donna's mum and Jackie and Mickey and k9 and Sarah and Luke and ewl, the John Simms Master.

    So Gallifrey can be a flashback

    Gallifrey can be an alternate time Gallifrey

    Gallifrey can be brought back to life in a time change (as Earth went through at least once)

    Gallifrey can be a parallel Gallifrey

    Gallifrey can be an anti matter Gallifrey.

    Gallifrey can be shrunken into a bottle.

    Gallfrey can be in the Matrix which might still exist someplace 

    All of Gallifrey can be in a stop watch. 

    Gallifrey might be Earth! 

  • Doctor Who: Radio Free Skaro   5 years 7 weeks ago

    A new Radio Free Skaro episode!:

    Things took a turn for both the obscene and obsequious and Pedantor proved he could crawl even lower into the gutter he calls home and Warren was bested by Cracklor, a skypeovore that feasts on distorted, craptacular VOIP. Oh, and somewhere in this menagerie of madness the sometimes forgotten but certainly notable “Boom Town” was commented on by the Three Who Rule.

    Check out the site, or get the:

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    http://www.radiofreeskaro.com for your Radio Free Skaro needs!

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  • Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 155   5 years 7 weeks ago

    It turns out that I was mistaken with the Torchwood: Children of Earth website. The desktop images are not being blocked outside the UK. When I first saw the thumbnails on the webpage which "Access Denied" labeled across them, I simply thought they were UK exclusives without reading the captions below. As it turns out, they are restricting access to those galleries until each episode is transmitted.

    However the video is still locked down to the UK.

  • What I'm looking from the change of guard...   5 years 7 weeks ago
    deleks, yeah, give thema rest. i started watching in eanest with the 2005 season (when it aired in 2006.) i rather like simm's master, though.
  • TIMEFLIGHT(spoilers about Kalid)   5 years 7 weeks ago
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    Nope, Angela Clifford doesn't make it out of the Master's TARDIS! Her voice does do a voice over at the airport in one of  the last few scenes.

    Anyway despite a lot of logical flaws in this (why would the Master want knowledge from a race that couldn't even stop their own near destruction in a war between two other races?) this is watchable and enjoyable. I liked it and didn't expect to. Tegan wasn't too bad in this (even in her stewardess role) and Sutton has her good moments here. Now that Adric's gone the Doctor seems to have taken to yelling at and blaming Nyssa for things going wrong with the Tardis or in general. It's a strange scene when the Prof walks through the back TARDIS doors, rather creepy and well done.

    Davison has some of his funniest moments here, possibly due to the script actually being written for Tom Baker's Doctor. He runs, stops, turns and races back into Tegan withoiut her realizing it to tell her something she probably already knows, he sleeps on the floor of TARDIS , trying to work out what to do about the Master, and rambles on.

    One of this Doc's traits is to flip a coin to figure something out and then ignoring the coin toss answer all together. Another is to say, "I'll explain later," something mocked in CURSE OF FATAL TIME.

    One of Davison's funniest moments is when the Tardis appears thanks to the Prof's ghost/energy making it appear and The Doc mistakeningly attributing it to Capt. Stapley (or as Kalid said, a flub by Ainley (?) Capt Stuffley). The Doc and the girls were trying to figure out how to get to the other side of the cubicle they were trapped in so when the Doc sees Stapley has, he thinks, materialized the TARDIS inside the cubicle, he praises the man and running inside, he asks, "Do you think you could it to materialize on the other side of that wall for me?" He does this without the rampant sarccasm that made him so nasty in VISITATION. It is quite funny.

    At first, at Heathrow, the Doc asks where Tegan is as if he wants to find her. Then he leaves her there.  Yeah! Tegan's off the TARDIS! hooray! Now the Doc and wet Nyssa can have loads of years of adventures (sound only) with big finishes. One down, one to go. And maybe we'll get a good male companion or a female from another planet or some other time. Well, one can dream, can't one?

    Not sure about the end to the Master's plan though. It seemed...a bit...too...I don't know, not shown to us! I mean the Xeraphin to their home planet but does the sarphogaus get taken off the Master's TARDIS or is it still there? And to trap them and the Master on the same planet? Isn't that a bit...wreckless for the Doc to do to them? I don't know if we even find out what happens to them. Tha'ts bad storytelling. But never mind....soon we'll go back to Gallifrey and it will be just like it was...oh, wait, no it won't.         

       

  • TIMEFLIGHT(spoilers about Kalid)   5 years 7 weeks ago
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    I guess I've gotten over the death of Adric and it only took me what? 28 years is it? Anyway, this is not terrible at all. It seemed to go quick as I watched it and I'm really getting into it. The Xeraphin look suitably alien and creepy, the Master is nasty if not totally deadly here. Does Angela Clifford really go into his TARDIS and is never seen again? That's creepy. Did they just forget to save her? Or write her back into the script after this extra scene was written to spend more time as the ep as shorter than normal? It's odd how they delete stuff from the scripts or cut stuff out and then find they are running short so then they have to write new stuff to pad out the episode!

    The Doctor lets the Prof die but so does Tegan, who pulls Nyssa out. The Prof's death is disturbing. It's one thing he does it to save Nyssa but he seems to do it for knowledge or to realize he's gooing to die someday soon anyway so he does it for those reasons? ANd he doesn't die easily, he's moaning in pain to the end so it's really upsetting. Peter does a better job here as does Sutton in some demanding scenes.

    As for Nyssa: This could be her last meeting iwth the Master and I felt that all that could have come out of that for her character didn't. I mean she could hate him for what he did to her father but in a fan fiction storyh I wrote, she wonders still if her father is still in there and the Master uses that by telling her the Doctor could have separated Tremas from him but didn't for his own reasons. That kind of conflict could have made things all the more dramatic but instead all we get is talk about the tissue compressior elminator and her shocked look that the Master is here.

    It's funny to see pilots try to fly the TARDIS and it goes into hover mode over the citadel. The actors are doing what they can. Ainley is in fine form for most of this. The sets still look good and the cliffhanger is okay.

    Not as bad as one might think.    

  • The Doctor's Personality   5 years 7 weeks ago

    thatnks guys, the doctor seems even more mysterious :P. Also it gives me more reason to look for the older series.

  • Name's For A Podcast!   5 years 7 weeks ago

    Given you forum name how about:

    Chap with wings, Five rounds rapid

    or just

    Five rounds rapid

    Trap One

    Benton's Coffee Break

    UNIT HQ

    UNIP - The United Nations Inteligence Podcast

     

     

  • Name's For A Podcast!   5 years 7 weeks ago

    Can you give us a clue? Is it a Doctor Who themed podcast? a Torchwood one? a general sci-fi  podcast?

    How often? any particular theme - classic DVD reviews? Extended universe (books, big finish etc)? News? Toy reviews? Dalek Building Cool ?

    If DW related........

    Podcast Sec

    Smith and Tones

    The Oncoming Storm

    The Voice of Boe

    Extermi-cast

    Podshock

    cyber-pod

    The Type 40 podcast

    Doctor Whoovie and the Garlics (something a friend of my daughter once said leading to my forum handle)

    The lack of silence in the library

    The Osterhagen Key

    The Raston Warrior Podcast

    Rassilon's Rant

    Adric's Advice Column

    The Romanadvoratrelundar Review

    The Venusian Aikido Manual 

    THe Bad Wolf Podcast

    The Shadow's Proclimations

    Lucy Saxon's Boudoir (I'd download this one !)

    Sally Sparrow's Easter Eggs of Doom

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • TIMEFLIGHT(spoilers about Kalid)   5 years 7 weeks ago

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    This wasn't as good as the first ep but it's not terrible either. There's an AWFUL lot of technobabble going on here but unlike most of the past technobabble, here, there acxtually are explanations behind all the big fancy words...only the show doesn't give us any, the dvd text does. The Professor is a standard DW character and he gets big fancy words too.

    What struck me while watching this was that this story is a bit like THE THREE DOCTORS. There is the standard Prof, three heroes that can almost be a replacement for UNIT (dandy-ish, almost gay pilots instead of dandish almost gay military men, although to be fair, Stapley brings one of his men out of the trance by making him specifically think of Tegan over and over). There's a master manipulator behind it all, a Time Lord in fact, and there are gell like gell guards in both. There's also a citadel that has to be traveled to and threats pulled from the mind. It's almost too many things to be a coincidence but as poor Peter Grimwade is passed on, we can just pass on all of that.

    The airport passengers and the Prof are bog standard boring to be honest and things slow down a bit with them. The whole Nyssa-Tegan march through the illusions thing is also standard bog sci fi and boring. It's been done much better in LOST IN SPACE-FLIGHT INTO THE FUTURE ("it's only an illusion, it's not real!") and the Adric scene, done so that Matthew Waterhouse's credit could fool the audience with keen eyes reading the tv listings into thinking Adric will be alive...is an embarassment and if that reason given for including it is looked at ....it's one of the things that will drag DW down in the future...worrying about publicity more than the story and scripts.

    The Doctor doesn't recognize the Master, I wonder why and the reveal at the end is rather shocking. I never knew. Really. Did anyone know before hand that the Master was Kalid based on just watching this show and not given advance info? If you say yes, you must be lying. :) Again, not a bad ep but not terribly good either. I'ts almost sleep inducing and Sutton is back to being pretty bad.    

  • From the Beginning: The First Doctor   5 years 7 weeks ago

    I think this is a very uneven story as well, but have two nuggets to add: somewhere, I recall reading that this was a Season 1 story pushed back into season 2 - notice Ian is wearing his teacher's suit rather than some of the other clothing he chooses later; and, more interestingly: the story is 3 episodes but had been cut down from 4. I think this leads to most of the dropped threads, odd passages, etc.  It's like a designed story with a missing episode! Of course, this might make it move more quickly, but it's definitely rocky.

    On a side note, since the insecticide is capable of killing *everything*, I always thought, for one reason, that's how the Doctor and company survived - as they certainly would have been eaten by insects otherwise.

    Second odd note: why is Barbara cured when she is returned to her normal size? If she's taken on a lethal amount of insecticide while small, why isn't the insecticide also increased proportionately when she's returned to full size? Weak writing, I guess.

    Overall, a valiant effort, however!

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