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by Captain Kinopio » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:01 pm

Just watched the finale, my god what utter dump.

Thought the series was pretty below par but last weeks looked like it might be saved by an excellent finale but that was strawberry floating tragic. So much nonsense and emoshun and totally random plot saving random happenings that make no real sense.

What the strawberry float happened to Moffat.

Only saving grace of this series has been Capaldi.

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PostRe: Doctor Who - "Change my dear...."
by captain red dog » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:42 pm

I must be on my own here but I thought that was a fantastic episode. It had the feel of some of the older episodes rather than New Who namby pamby, protect the children from anything scary or controversial bland agenda. I mean, they actually introduced minor characters and had them strawberry floating slaughtered! 8-)

Admittedly it all ended on a reasonably settled note, but they aren't going to go down the utterly doom and gloom route some people seem to want them to go. It is a family show when it is all said and done.

For me, it was about beginning to look like they are going to move the canon on a little. Since Who came back they have been very vague about the canon and nothing has moved on in terms of Gallifrey or any of the Who tropes as its been monster of the week now for years (with said monsters being forever completely wiped out at the end of each arc). Looks promising for the future, I just hope they can give a more even season in terms of quality and tone of the episodes (this series was a bit schizophrenic in mood).

Xmas episode looks like it could be similarly patchy, Xenomorphs mixed with Father Christmas.

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by Jay Adama » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:45 pm

[iup=3611468]captain red dog[/iup] wrote:Xmas episode looks like it could be similarly patchy, Xenomorphs mixed with Father Christmas.

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by Skarjo » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:47 pm

[iup=3611468]captain red dog[/iup] wrote:
Xmas episode looks like it could be similarly patchy, Xenomorphs mixed with Father Christmas.


Or it could LITERALLY BE THE BEST THING EVER.

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by Monkey Man » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:00 am

[iup=3611198]Rog[/iup] wrote:Missy teleported. The effect was the same as her earlier teleport. That's why such a point was made of it.

Yep, Osgood etc died with a red flash & Missy teleported on the plane and at the end with a blue flash.

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by Qikzen » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:16 am

[iup=3611668]Monkey Man[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3611198]Rog[/iup] wrote:Missy teleported. The effect was the same as her earlier teleport. That's why such a point was made of it.

Yep, Osgood etc died with a red flash & Missy teleported on the plane and at the end with a blue flash.


The red flash isn't the issue, it's the fact they made it look like she was shot by a cyberman, but until now people hasn't dissapeared when they've been hit by a cyberman AFAIK

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by Peter Crisp » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:07 pm

What if she teleported at the exact second she got shot?
She could still be dead.

She isn't though as they would never kill of The Master any more thean they would kill the Daleks.

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by Mogster » Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:43 pm

Apart from that time when they killed The Master in the movie, and then killed him again in Last of the Time Lords. He/she's really bad at staying dead.

This time she almost certainly teleported away though. It was far too ambiguous, and too downplayed to be anything permanent.

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by The Watching Artist » Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:09 pm

Christmas Special Preview-


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by Garth » Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:08 pm

Peter Capaldi's debut series of Doctor Who triumphs in UK and across the world

Series 8 saw Peter Capaldi take up the iconic role of The Doctor, with an average consolidated audience of 7.4m viewers every week in the UK.

This an increase of 39% on the overnight figures reported the day after broadcast. This includes the 9.2m average audience that watched Deep Breath, Peter Capaldi's debut episode, which is the highest figure for a non-special episode (Christmas/50th anniversary) since the opening episode of series 5 (Matt Smith’s debut) in 2010. These figures show how Doctor Who has consistently achieved big audiences across the last three series – series 7a/7b combined had an average consolidated audience of 7.4m, series 6a/6b attracted 7.5m and series 5 was viewed by 7.3m.

There has been over 18.9m requests to watch Doctor Who series 8 on BBC iPlayer - an average of 1.6m requests for each of the 12 episodes.

In the US, consolidated figures for the first 10 episodes have seen Series 8 experience a 23% uplift in total audience in Live+7 on Series 7. The series 8 premiere was the show’s highest-rated series premiere ever on BBC America, and is the first BBC Worldwide series ever to simultaneously hold the #1 slot in the Main TV Season Charts across all major Electronic Sell-through platforms in the US within 48 hours of episode 1’s release on August 24th 2014. In Canada, on the Space channel, the first 10 episodes of Series 8 have seen a 22% uplift in consolidated audience size on Series 7.

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer said: "We never take it for granted, but the miracle has happened again - the nation has taken a brand new Doctor to its heart."

Danny Cohen, Director of BBC Television added: "It's been an outstanding debut series for Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who and I'm very grateful to Peter, Steven Moffat and everyone involved."

Doctor Who Extra, which offers viewers a behind the scenes look at making one of the nation's best loved dramas has had 1.3m BBC iPlayer requests and reached 2.4m people on BBC Red Button to date.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latest ... o-triumphs

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PostRe: Doctor Who - "Change my dear...."
by Alvin Flummux » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:01 am

Capaldi! :wub:

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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by Garth » Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:36 am


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by The Watching Artist » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:26 pm



"You knew Eric Roberts was going to be in it" :lol: :lol: :lol:

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by The Watching Artist » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:06 pm

Well I'm off to a special Doctor Who charity event in the morning. 8-) The day will include an auction which is also online so if you fancy trying your luck at a sign pic or two then here you go- http://www.timeywimeyevents.com/auction/ I'm keeping my eyes on the JNT shirt. :shifty:

Anyway. My schedule for tomorrow-

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:datass: And yeah, that does say Tom Baker is giving a talk. :datass:

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by The Watching Artist » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:44 pm

The BBC have announced that the title for this year's Christmas Special will be Last Christmas, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Paul Wilmshurst.

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But in more important news, Sunday was amazing! MWHAHAHAHAHAAAA! Look who I met!
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and they signed some DVDs and a print of mine. 8-)
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PostRe: Doctor Who - "Change my dear...."
by Skippy » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:49 pm

You've got a lovely smile

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PostRe: Doctor Who - "Change my dear...."
by The Watching Artist » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:06 pm

Thanks Skip. :wub:

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PostRe: Doctor Who - "Change my dear...."
by still » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:48 am

[iup=3622807]Skippy[/iup] wrote:You've got a lovely smile


Clearly he never made it to the event and just mocked those up to cover!

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PostRe: Doctor Who - "Change my dear...."
by The Watching Artist » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:45 am

Ssshhhh now still.

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PostRe: Doctor Who - "Change my dear...."
by Hyperion » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:46 pm

Is the bottom one just a family portrait?

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