Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by deathsheadx, Apr 5, 2008.
The roundels need to make a comeback. I hope that top image is correct.
Basic, simple and hopefully better lighting that makes it look like people live there unless the interior designers think people doing everything in dark-lit rooms is normal.
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A prominent Doctor Who Youtuber that I was subscribed to for years got charged with murder.
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Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Trailer: RTD Believes We Missed Something
It'll be interesting to see if that art is what the interior will look like, I saw an article last week about RTD talking about deciding to go with the most out there concept and discussing how they'd bring it to life with it's mind bending Escher like properties.
Personally, my interior favorites:
Original early (With furniture, computers, a rotating time rotor, switches, levers, dials, gauges, etc.)
4ths gothic/Victorian wood
One of the fun things about Lego Dimensions is whatever regeneration the Doctor was, you got that TARDIS interior, and if the date was divisible by four, the 4ths was the Gothic/Victorian wood one.
‘Doctor Who’ Spin-off Emerges As Russell T. Davies Praises Season 15 – Deadline
If it's done well, I certainly wouldn't object to a Kate Stewart UNIT show.
Crossover with Agents of Shield, anyone?
Not the first time they took something Big Finish had been doing for awhile and turning it into a series.
They have been doing it on audio now for multiple seasons.
Interestingly enough Big Finish also did a Sarah Jane Solo series before it went to TV.
Another Blu-Ray out:
We watched Planet of the Giants tonight from the Blu-Ray set. This story is pretty well paced and flies by quite fast, but it isn't flawless. There are a couple of narrative pieces that are quite confusing such as how Ian meets back up with the Doctor, Barb, and Susan off-screen in the first episode. The ending also feels a tad unfinished since we never actually learn what became of the scientist and his buddy. Sadly, even Blu-Ray can not make this story not look like garbage video wise, but it's great to have nonetheless.
The biggest disappointment however was the lack of a Behind The Sofa feature. Like what the hell????? Every story until now has had one, so this one being left out makes no god damn sense!! I could understand if this set had been released in the height of Covid, but they still did them despite Covid, so I am just vexed as to why it didn't have one. Hell, Shada got one despite being half animated. The interview with William Russel was pretty good, though it did have a rough start. Matthew asked him a question early on that Russel seemed to glaze over and move on.
The Dalek Invasion of Earth - This was even better than it was the first time I watched it as it is hands down the best story from Hartnell's run (at least, as far as everything available is concerned) and one of the best Dalek stories period. It's exciting, the cast is separated intelligently, and the music is so damn good. My only complaint is how useless both Susan and the Doctor seem to be in this one, but the story made up for it with a great cast of characters to carry the weight for them on top of Ian and Barbara just being at the top of their game. I also like how they actually spent some time with Susan's departure instead of it just cutting to her telling the Doctor goodbye and the Tardis disappears as she waves at them.
Equally nice was having the Behind the Sofa feature back!! It was odd how some of the cast acted like they had never watched anything in B&W before. Oh, and while not perfect, it was nice to see some episodes look utterly incredible with the HD remastering job. Glad that this one had some good sources to pull from.
The Rescue - Not exactly the most thrilling story ever made, but it is still an enjoyable one and a decent introduction to Vicky. The villain is a bit weird because he's not all that threatening in the grand scheme of things. I mean, he throws a tiny chair to the side as two dudes are walking up to him as if that is going to scare them off. He's quite pathetic really. Still, the model work is pretty cool and I do like how the Doctor just talked the dude to death. It works as a two parter even if there wasn't much substance in the way of story telling. At least, it's not The Romans, which is next. UGH!!!
As always the BTS feature was wonderful as was the interview with O'Brien. I don't think it needed to be 75 minutes long, but they did have a lot to talk about, which was cool. I do wish they had covered her noir novels in more detail, though.
The Romans - I didn't hate this one as much as I did the first time. It's not a good story by any means and I still feel like it's a Mel Brooks story that somehow ended up in Doctor Who, but I wasn't bored out of mind. The costumes and set designs are fantastic and the comedy, when it lands, is really great. There are times where I feel like I'm laughing for the wrong reasons though. I also can't unsee this one dude's helmet moving every time he talks thanks to the BTS feature, which was another solid feature. Now one thing I will say I did not agree with in the BTS bit is when they were complaining about the actors flubbing their lines. I've never understood that because people always mix up their words or lose their thought process in the real world, so I always look at things like that as making the characters more human. Everyone always talks perfectly in movies and television series, which is unnatural, so I don't get the "OH no, he messed up his line there," stuff. Well, whatever, I'm just glad I wasn't bored with it.
The Web Planet - Ants vs Bees! This isn't exactly the most thrilling Doctor Who story, but it is far from the worst. The flying effects used for the bee creatures was quite good while our ant-tagonists were so-so. The noise they made was very annoying and a lot of what occurred around them didn't make much sense narratively, especially with the Animus. Thankfully, there is a lot of creativity at work like the distortion filter for when everyone is on the planet's surface and enough mythology to keep you from getting completely bored.
The Crusade - This was my first time seeing this story and it was an enjoyable one despite the telesnapes for episodes 2 and 4. I do have to say they way they did them made the story much easier to follow compared to The Underwater Menace outside of three minor instances when things got a bit hard to follow (one what I assume is Barbara somehow sneaking around in ep 2 and two fight scenes in ep 4). Seeing Julian Glover really young was interesting. On the other hand, I'm getting a bit tired of Barbara being the damsel in distress. It seems like they don't know what else to do with her at this point. Ian being knighted was an intriguing idea that I don't believe was ever utilized later.
The special features on this disc were good, but here we have another story without a Behind the Sofa feature. That was lame. The documentary on David Whitaker was fabulous. This things are so enjoyable to watch as I had no idea any of the people they have covered thus far went by practically unknown. On the other hand, I don't understand what the Russel and McCoy segments were for nor what the purpose of studio clocks is.
So I apparently forgot to mention, that I got around to checking out one of Jodie’s episodes.
I had heard many places cite this as the 13th Doctor’s worst ep. So figured I’d check it out & I guess my thinking was that if it wasn’t that bad, then maybe 13’s run wouldn’t be either.
Well it sucked. And I know that’s very bandwagon-y to say, but we just didn’t like it. Everyone was running around and talking rapidly nonstop through the entire episode. Even during non-action scenes. So it failed my silence test, that I use as a personal, unscientific metric of TV/movie quality.
Goes like this: I’ve noticed mostly in kids cartoons, that there’s nonstop talking or action. And I figure it’s because the show runners are terrified of losing their audience, and they think their audience has no attention span, because they’re children.
Kids’ cartoons that allow for quiet moments & let the story & characters breath & use the silence to their advantage (to build tension, suspense, let you know someone is thinking, etc) go up a notch in my book & are often associated with shows that I consider to be better than average.
Beast Wars did it. Batman did it. Lots of great shows do it. It’s not a secret or a trick or hard to do. But tons of shows don’t do it.
Orphan 55 didn’t do it. Just nonstop running and yelling. And the plot didn’t make any sense. The characters made dumb decisions. The bad girls’ motives were dumb. The twist reveal that O55 was Earth has been done to death a million times in better stories. And overall the whole thing was just very dull despite the constant running and “go! Go! Go!” attitude of the episode.
Might try one of Jody’s better eps. This one was a dud though.
Out of all of the episodes to go with, why did you go with one of the franchise's worst episodes ever made? Hell, it may very well be the worst.
Lol like I said, I went with the worst to see if it was really that bad. And even if it was, then the rest of 13’s eps can only go up from there.
Also, there’s no way it can be worse than The Timeless Child, which retconned the Doctor’s entire history.
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