Posts Tagged ‘doctor who’

And the New Doctor Is…

Posted: August 5, 2013 in tv shows
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Peter Capaldi.

Oddly enough, he has been in Doctor Who before, back in The Fires of Pompeii, as the merchant Caecilius.

It is also interesting to note after going with young Doctors, they are reverting back to an older Doctor.

I went to school during the 80s, so as a result I heard a fair bit of Metal – I even have a collection of it still on my old cassettes, which haven’t been played for years.

Yesterday I came across this – Doctor Who Meets Metal.

Needless to say I was deeply impressed – one of my favourite TV shows with the music of it done in metal style.

Took a further look at the guy doing it, and he has over 100 videos of various metalised versions of TV shows, movies, games and of course other forms of music.

Some of my other favourites so far are Skyrim, Lord of the Rings and BBC Sherlock.

Dr Who Prequel

Posted: March 24, 2013 in tv shows
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With one week before Doctor Who starts up again, a short prequel to the first episode, The Bells of Saint John, has been released.

The Doctor Returns

Posted: March 19, 2013 in tv shows
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March 30 sees the return of The Doctor, with the second half of the current season of Doctor Who

To whet our appetites, a new trailer has been released.

Your Name In Gallifreyan

Posted: February 6, 2013 in General, tv shows
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For those who have watched Doctor Who, you have no doubt noted the strange language on display in the TARDIS, comprised of various circles interlocked together, the language of Gallifrey and the Time Lords.

The language was never actually formalised by the BBC.  Instead it has been nutted out by a teenager from the US by name of Loren Sherman.  Not only does he have a guide to it but also a site where you can download a translator app to take a lot of the hardship out for you.

Of course, if you want to try for yourself, you could go to the wiki entry and work your way through that.  After looking at it, it is amazing the Time Lords ever wrote anything done.

My name turns out looking like this.

Gallifreyan Name

For something a little more complex, here is the opening sentence of The Hobbit.

Hobbit

From the 2011 Children in Need show comes a short skit involving the Doctor and also a trailer for the 2011 Christmas Special.  Very obvious what it is based on.

We have a trailer now for the second half of this years Doctor Who season – can’t wait.

Lets see, we have Weeping Angels, Cybermen, Hitler, Rory punching Hitler, what looks like the eye of the Face of Boe and possibly River being eyepatch lady.

I’ve got three clips to share here, all Dr Who related.

The first is the promo for the upcoming Dr Who Christmas Special. And for a change this year it will be being shown in Australia at Christmas and not weeks later.

The next two are unreleased bridging scenes, just special little scenes done for fun.

The first takes place between The Eleventh Hour and The Beast Below.

The second takes place between Flesh and Stone and The Vampires of Venice.

Blink

Posted: June 19, 2010 in General
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Last night my sister had one of her friends around – she is here to help celebrate my sister’s surprise birthday before my sister heads overseas for a couple of years. Before she leaves she is working her way through my Doctor Who collection and her friend and I got her to watch the awarding winning Blink, one of the best episodes of New Who around, and the first time we get to see the nightmare fuel Weeping Angels. And here is the Tv Tropes page on Blink for the episode in all its trope goodness.

She had seen the two-parter with the Weeping Angels from the fifth seasons and Matt Smith’s Doctor and said she had dreamed about the Weeping Angels after part one. No idea what Blink has done to her given it is a far, far worse bit of nightmare fuel. You have to love Steven Moffat for that – he really knows how to write those kind of episodes.

Apart from the Weeping Angles, the episode features one of the best bets of a wibbly wobbly timey wimey time loop event that has appeared in a TV show. Best leave if to The Doctor to explain it.

If I’ve scarred her dreams for life, I’ve done my job as a big brother.

The Doctor Is Back

Posted: April 19, 2010 in General
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The Doctor is back – and The Doctor is awesome.

The first three episodes of the new season of Doctor Who have come out, showing the new, 11th, incarnation of the Doctor and his new companion, and any concerns people may have had about Matt Smith in the role can safely be put to rest. Quite frankly, he is better than Tennant.

Yes, yes, I know all the Tennant groupies will take exception, but I never though he was all that great, much preferring the 9th Doctor – Eccleston – over the 10th. That may be because Eccleston was my Doctor.

When I was growing up I knew of Doctor Who, but rarely got to see it. My parents weren’t fans. So when NuWho started up, I was intrigued. It was the preview before the show even aired that really got me – and one line in it in particular.

“I’m the Doctor by the way, who are you?”
“Rose.”
“Nice to meet you Rose. Run for your life.”

The line can be seen at the end of this clip.

Eccleston’ Doctor had a maniac, not-entirely-safe energy about him that I liked and I was saddened to see him leave after just the one season. Tennant couldn’t really fill that void, and he just didn’t have that same dangerous vibe about him. The new, 11th, Doctor so far has returned to being a proper doctor – an eccentric, slightly mad scientist Doctor. Having a sexy Scottish redhead companion never hurts either.

it also helps that Moffat is in charge now, the writer of the best NuWho episodes.