Monthly Archives: December 2013

Project: Fifty fan film

Following on from our earlier post, here’s Part One of Project: Fifty, a fan film from some students at the University of the West of Scotland, celebrating fity years of Who.

There are numerous hidden “easter eggs” that Whopix has spotted, some pretty obvious, like quotes from the Classic Series, others a bit more subtle. Half the fun of watching it is seeing how many you can spot.

Doctor Who – Project Fifty, Part One

You can follow Project: Fifty on Facebook.

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Dr Who in “The Hoaxers”!

from the pages of TV Comic…

Dr Who The Hoaxers 1

Dr Who The Hoaxers 2

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Dr Who in “Mind Snatch”!

from the pages of TV Comic…

Dr Who Mind Snatch 1.1Dr Who Mind Snatch 1.2Dr Who Mind Snatch 2.1Dr Who Mind Snatch 2.2Dr Who Mind Snatch 3.1Dr Who Mind Snatch 3.2Dr Who Mind Snatch 4.1Dr Who Mind Snatch 4.2

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Yaldy! Capaldi!

Peter Capaldi Doctor Who 12

Well, he’s here! Yaldy! Capaldi!

“Kidneys, I’ve got new kindeys… I don’t like the colour!”

As entrances for Doctors go, that was pretty dramatic, and probably one of the quickest regenerations ever. Couldn’t catch what his second line was but “Do you know how to fly this thing?” is as good as any exit line you could hope for, although his first one was a bit similar to Matt’s “Legs! I’ve still got legs!”

Loved those few brief shots of Capaldi at the controls of the Tardis and Whopix was rather chuffed to be proved right on the whole regeneration numbering thing – still waiting for those apologies though…

Capaldi’s Doctor won’t be quite so wild eyed next Autumn but I’m pleased that he seems to be using his own accent, which is quite an Anglicised Scots voice, much softer than McCoy’s. I think he’s going to be great and it’s going to be a long wait `til Series Eight, so it’s just as well that we’ve got The War Doctor to keep us all occupied in the meantime.

The story itself, The Time of the Doctor, wasn’t the most engaging, and highlights how it’s not always a good idea to have The Doctor at the centre of the story. There were a few good moments, such as Bald Matt, Clara’s Granny, Wooden Cybermen but overall this was a middl-ing adventure that was only really significant for it’s climax. And what a climax it was.

Okay, so it was a bit Deus Ex Machina to have the Timelords give him a whole new regeneration cycle, but what else could Moffat reasonably have done? And it was quite neat how The Silence and The Crack were finally given an explanation and Karen Gillan’s cameo was quite sweet. And then you realise they were both wearing wigs in that scene!

The Matt Smith Doctor was never my favourite but Smiffy proved the doubters wrong and gave as good a performance of an old man in a young man’s body as anyone could expect. His will always be remembered as the Anniversary Doctor, and, as the youngest gives way to the oldest, the next fifty years starts here!

SATISFACTION LEVEL FOR THIS EPISODE? 5/10
FRUSTRATION LEVEL FOR THIS EPISODE? 3/10
ANTICIPATION LEVEL FOR DOCTOR TWELVE? 11/10

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Peter Capaldi Is Dr Who! – SPOILERS!!!!!

If you haven’t yet seen The Time of the Doctor,then be warned, here be
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Bye Bye Matt, hello Peter!

Matt Smith Regeneration 01
Matt Smith Regeneration 02
Matt Smith Regeneration 03

And in what must be one of the quickest regenerations ever, suddenly he’s gone and there’s a new bloke in his place!

Peter Capaldi Doctor Who 01
Peter Capaldi Doctor Who 02
Peter Capaldi Doctor Who 03
Peter Capaldi Doctor Who 04
Peter Capaldi Doctor Who Tardis 01
Peter Capaldi Doctor Who Tardis 02
Peter Capaldi Is Dr Who

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The Crack In Time Explained?

So looking forward to The Time of the Doctor and Peter Capaldi`s arrival in the role. No idea what to expect and lots of questions, however, here’s something to think about…

The Crack In Time…

Dr Who Crack In Time

All The Doctors…

Dr Who All The Doctors

Put them together and you get this –

Dr Who Crack In Time Doctors

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The Daleks – 50 years ago today!

THE DALEKS CD COVER
It’s not long until you realise that, having watched An Unearthly Child again on the exact same day as it originally transmitted fifty years ago, that you can do the exact same thing with every single episode of the Classic Series, which is what Whopix is doing.

I’m currently re-watching the show’s first year, week by week like they did originally back in the day. Nowadays, as soon as you get the DVD in the player you watch those B&W serials in one sitting, if you can sit through them all the way to the end, that is. So, as an experiment, I’m watching them a week at a time, just to see what it might have been like back in the day. And yes, I do watch them at the same TX time of 5.15.

Tonight’s episode, after three tedious weeks of cavemen, is a belter.

Exactly fifty years ago today, “The Dead Planet”, the very first episode to feature the Daleks, sort of, TX’d and gave us the first classic cliffhanger as Babs get menaced by a sink plunger.

Why not join in yourself and re-watch Hartnell a week at a time, it’ll certainly keep us going until Capaldi makes his debut proper next Autumn!

Alternatively, don’t forget you can still download my two-part Fan Edit of The Daleks!

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