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#581 of 785 ONLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted June 27 2014 - 08:04 PM

It looks like Season 8 will premiere on August 23rd.

 

Awesome news! And the BBC is describing the season premiere as "feature length", which sort of makes up for this series being an episode shorter than previous seven.

 

Teaser trailer:

 

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Posted June 28 2014 - 05:35 AM

Looking forward to this. Didn't become a fan until the David Tennant/Matt Smith years so not familiar with the "classics". This guy seems a bit old for the part and I still miss Karen Gillan, but I'm quite sure it will be very well done.


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Posted June 28 2014 - 06:44 AM

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Looking forward to this. Didn't become a fan until the David Tennant/Matt Smith years so not familiar with the "classics". This guy seems a bit old for the part and I still miss Karen Gillan, but I'm quite sure it will be very well done.

 

Then you are certainly just a "New Generation" Doctor Who fan, as you mentioned. Otherwise, you would know that MOST of the other actors were in fact older than what we have seen with Tennant and especially Smith. In fact, I am very much still partial to the Classic Who compared to the new stuff that's been done. The effects are much better now, but I love the pacing and stories of Classic Who as a whole better. Most of the Classic Who was around 2 of the New shows in terms of time/pacing and some were even 3-4 taking up 4-6 parts per story. Also, it seemed a bet more grounded and less cartoon like in nature, especially compared to the Matt Smith shows.



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Posted June 30 2014 - 09:03 AM

Okay, Capaldi has me officially excited.

 


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Posted July 04 2014 - 11:48 AM

Second teaser trailer:

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Posted July 07 2014 - 02:46 PM

A warning to people who want to go into the upcoming series of "Doctor Who" fresh: Someone from BBC Latin America leaked the scripts to five of the new episodes, and they're spreading around the internet like wild fire.

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Posted July 07 2014 - 02:51 PM

A warning to people who want to go into the upcoming series of "Doctor Who" fresh: Someone from BBC Latin America leaked the scripts to five of the new episodes, and they're spreading around the internet like wild fire.

Thanks for the info. I'm pretty good at avoiding "spoiler" stories, but I'll be extra careful with Doctor Who news for the next few months.


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Posted July 13 2014 - 05:25 PM

Full-length trailer:

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Posted July 13 2014 - 06:41 PM

That looks awesome!



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Posted July 23 2014 - 06:31 PM

Commercial with some new footage:

 

The season premiere will be 76 minutes long, and get its own stand alone Blu-Ray release in early September.


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Posted July 25 2014 - 05:59 PM

There will be a 50th Anniversary collection released on both DVD and Blu-Ray (I've attached the Amazon UK Blu-Ray link).

 

http://www.amazon.co...duct/B00M40FCY8

 

It will contain, among other things:The Name Of The Doctor

The Night Of The Doctor & The Last Day

The Day Of The Doctor  (with cinema introductions)

The Time Of The Doctor

 

An Adventure In Space And Time

The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot

2013 Prom

 

 

(dvd link here - http://www.amazon.co...uct/B00M40F018)  I imagine this R2 PAL, so if ordering, be prepared.

 

This is a limited release - 6000 Blu-Ray and 4000 DVD.I've pre-ordered the Blu-Ray at 34 pounds, so after removing VAT, but adding in shipping, it comes to about $54.  I do not know yet if it is Region Free.   I do not know if it is the same transfer of DOTD as the initial release (at theatrical 24fps).


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Posted July 25 2014 - 10:03 PM

Looks like a pretty good set. It's probably too much to hope that the episodes will run at the correct speed, but maybe they'll at least fix the sound on Day.

 

Since it's limited, is a US release unlikely?


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Posted July 26 2014 - 11:48 AM

I'm putting in a pre-order, in case there isn't a U.S. version.



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Posted August 01 2014 - 03:14 PM

For those that haven't seen it yet or don't know, this week's EW magazine features Capaldi on the front cover with a great feature story. A must have for any true DW fan I think.

 

In EW, they discuss how his Doctor is different, saying all the NEW Doctors so far have been like a "good boyfriend" type that may step out of line at times but never any real issues. Capaldi's Doctor will be much different and he will NOT be the "good boyfriend" any more. A darker, harder, more extreme Doctor that borders on the edge, sort like Batman.

 

As has been revealed, we will see the return of the Daleks, Cybermen and The Master. Details were left out of course, but there is a lot to look forward to the article said.

 

It sounds must better to me than Smith (never a fan of his) and I'm really looking forward to this.



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Posted August 04 2014 - 09:10 AM

For those that haven't seen it yet or don't know, this week's EW magazine features Capaldi on the front cover with a great feature story. A must have for any true DW fan I think.

 

In EW, they discuss how his Doctor is different, saying all the NEW Doctors so far have been like a "good boyfriend" type that may step out of line at times but never any real issues. Capaldi's Doctor will be much different and he will NOT be the "good boyfriend" any more. A darker, harder, more extreme Doctor that borders on the edge, sort like Batman.

 

As has been revealed, we will see the return of the Daleks, Cybermen and The Master. Details were left out of course, but there is a lot to look forward to the article said.

 

It sounds must better to me than Smith (never a fan of his) and I'm really looking forward to this.

 

Forgive me for being skeptical, but unless they've hired a complete slate of new writers (and I missed Adam's post), it sounds like the EW article was about getting noticed than actual change.  'Hey!  The Doctor's different now - he's edgy; like Batman!'    Brief aside - does that 'it's dark like Batman' even work anymore?  With everything trying to be dark and brooding and 'anti-boy scout', to me it's actually making boy scouts like Captain America all the more cool.......

 

Anyways, the idea that all the new Doctors have been the 'good boyfriend' type is wrong and I think they're talking more about appearance of the last two Doctors.  Eccleston's Doctor was hardly the 'boyfriend' type.  He was bitter and angry (which given being right after the Time War ended makes a whole lotta sense).  If he was the 'boyfriend' type then I'd contend that ALL of the Doctor's incantations have been the boyfriend type.  Even Hartnell's.

 

I'm looking forward to Capaldi's run as the Doctor, just as I looked forward to Smith's run, and all before - because they were the Doctor!  Capaldi's Doctor will be different from Smith's (Smith, I believe, suffered a no-win situation and is taking the brunt of objections that were based moreso on the storytelling than just his portrayal) but he's still the Doctor, not Batman.  The Doctor's modis operandi is one of hope, not despair.



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Posted August 06 2014 - 12:46 PM

Anyways, the idea that all the new Doctors have been the 'good boyfriend' type is wrong and I think they're talking more about appearance of the last two Doctors.  Eccleston's Doctor was hardly the 'boyfriend' type.  He was bitter and angry (which given being right after the Time War ended makes a whole lotta sense).  If he was the 'boyfriend' type then I'd contend that ALL of the Doctor's incantations have been the boyfriend type.  Even Hartnell's.

 

No, you are wrong about that, did you read the EW article at all? That "good boyfriend" quote came from Moffat himself describing the difference between the other 3 new Who actors and Capaldi's. "Not as sweet and lovable as the others", "Very unapologetic"



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Posted August 10 2014 - 08:56 PM

Well, BBC's promo clips are doing the job.

 

"This is Clara. She's my..."

"...Carer."

"Yes. My carer. She cares, so I don't have to."

 

I'm sold.


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Posted August 10 2014 - 09:28 PM

 

Well, BBC's promo clips are doing the job.

 

"This is Clara. She's my..."

"...Carer."

"Yes. My carer. She cares, so I don't have to."

 

I'm sold.

 

Avoided all the clips and previews, just want to go into it with a fresh start. 

The quotes you provided are wonderful. So "me". I think I'm really going to enjoy the new Doctor. 


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Posted August 11 2014 - 09:34 AM

No, you are wrong about that, did you read the EW article at all? That "good boyfriend" quote came from Moffat himself describing the difference between the other 3 new Who actors and Capaldi's. "Not as sweet and lovable as the others", "Very unapologetic"

I'm going off of Moffat's quote - he's the one who's wrong.  Either he said that just to be provocative (my guess) or he plans on creating a character that isn't Dr. Who.  Dr. Who can be arrogant; Dr. Who can be headstrong; but what Dr. Who must be is likeable.  If he tries to channel Capaldi's character in Torchwood: Children of Earth, you'll see a revolt 100 times more massive than those who complained about Smith's characterization.



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Posted August 11 2014 - 05:10 PM

New 30-second promo:
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I put it in spoiler tags because even the preview still image is a spoiler.




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