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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 21 October, 2018, 09:14:06 pm »
I didn't intend to... I was scrolling down for the rest of the article and found myself in a cesspit.

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 21 October, 2018, 08:45:53 pm »
Well, after a poignant episode I thought I'd read some online reviews which were mostly very positive... and then I saw some of the comments, and was reminded how we've still got such a long way to go.

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 18 October, 2018, 02:28:20 pm »
Didn't Peter Davidson unravel Baker's long scarf as a way of finding his way around the Tardis? I think that's the first time I realised there was more to it than just the control room.

He did indeed.

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 18 October, 2018, 02:22:20 pm »
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Was this not simply a by-product of the way many studio scenes were shot…?

Rather than multiple takes for wide, close-up and reaction, they would simply stick three or more cameras on set and shoot once, with one camera taking in the wide, another for Doctor close-ups, a third for Companion #1, and so on. Of necessity, this meant the lighting had to be as flat and bland as possible to work with multiple cameras shooting simultaneously from different angles.

That could well be the case, but it's a criticism often aimed at Doctor Who of the time, and the previous decades seem to manage more effective lighting allowing for greater depth and atmosphere. I don't know how well you know your Doctor Who, but if you compare the jungle set of 1975's "Planet Of Evil" to say, 1982's "Kinda", the difference is very noticable. "Kinda" looks exactly what it is - a studio set dressed up to look like a jungle.

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Does anyone remember the Baker episode when they were being chased around the endless passageways of the TARDIS? I loved that storyline, and always feel the true hugeness of the TARDIS interior has never really had a script befitting it.

That would be "The Invasion Of Time" from 1978. The production team ran out of money on that one and couldn't afford to build new sets so filmed the TARDIS interiors in a disused hospital.

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 18 October, 2018, 12:27:25 pm »
Peter Davison has said he would have preferred a more underlit console room after briefly having one in "Enlightenment", pointing out it creates more atmosphere than a stark, bright room. I think he had a point, given how overlit the studios were at the time.
However, having seen a return of a white console room in Capaldi's run, it does still pull on the fond nostalgia strings and the lighting was much improved than how it was in the 1980s. Is it as visually interesting to modern audiences, though? We old-school fans make up just a part of the audience....



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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 17 October, 2018, 11:30:38 pm »
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I always liked that Mid-Tom Baker era console room (pictured above), though it was sorely lacking a time rotor (which might have looked glorious had they made one in stained glass to match the theme of the room).

Oh yes - that would've looked stunning!

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 17 October, 2018, 11:21:56 pm »
The classic series had the occasional deviation...


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General / Re: 2000 AD ART STARS WINTER 2018 - ROGUE TROOPER
« on: 17 October, 2018, 09:47:02 pm »
A fine start to the Rogue Trooper comp - loving Hal Laren's stylish piece!
I must confess, I'm stuck for ideas myself... I don't suppose we're allowed to recycle older ideas from previous competitions...?

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 17 October, 2018, 09:25:22 pm »
Personally, from what I've seen so far... I love the latest TARDIS interior...








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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 13 October, 2018, 01:27:21 pm »
Very sorry for your loss, DJ

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 09 October, 2018, 12:16:11 am »
Ah, sorry - my bad.

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 08 October, 2018, 11:40:34 pm »
Why would I imply that? Halloween may be commercialised by America, but I'm aware it's roots are Celtic.

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 08 October, 2018, 10:49:15 pm »
I won't pretend to know who half of the guest stars listed at the end were but the Beeb obviously think they are worth shouting about. But Alan Cumming! Yay!

As King James VI / I, apparently. That means high likelihood of witchy goings on.

I'm sure I read somewhere that this series would see Doctor Who do a Halloween episode for the first time. Perhaps this is it?

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 08 October, 2018, 10:33:13 pm »
Happy to oblige 😊

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