Since Whopix is now working the nightshift at a well known online retailer, it was only today that he saw THIS:
Fekk! The Mondas Cybs are back!
What a nice parting gift for Peter to have his fave monsters in his “final” story. His inner fanboy must be squee-ing with delight to be going up against them. What a brilliant “thank you for the past three years”.
The suits are regulation silver, and the bulky headlamp has been scaled down, as has the huge chest unit of the originals. I just hope Nick Briggs does a better version of the voices than the original…
And, before you get too excited, I doubt this is a Moffat version of Spare Parts…
it seems it’s not just the Mondas iteration we’re getting for the finale, it looks like Earth is being invaded by a Multi-Cyber Squad of metal men…
not only do we get the Mondas Cybs, we also get both the Rise of the Cybermen and Nightmare in Silver versions too!
What d’you reckon the chances are that there are other versions lurking back on the Cybership? Moonbase Cybs? Invasion Cybs? Earthshock Cybs?
Let’s just hope this doesn’t turn out to be the Asylum of the Daleks version of Every Cyberman Ever!
Excited? We are now!
Bloody hell, is it that time already?
I must be honest, ten years ago today I sat down to watch Rose hoping and praying it would be good but fearing it would be shit. Of course, my fears were groundless and the minute Chris grabbed Billie’s hand and said “Run!” I knew everything would be ok.
Chris Eccles, Billie Piper, Camille Coduri-Milf, Bronze Daleks. What a comeback. God Bless Sir Russell Tea of Gayness. THE UNQUIET DEAD is currently my fave from that first year, such a shame one was all we got. Miserable Northern Git. Let’s hope he comes back on audio sometime soon and does a Sixie.
Ah, David Ten-inch. Eccles was good, but he was even better. The Next Gen’s Tom Baker. The Man. Or at least he was until Capaldi came along. How could you not love the nostalgiafest of SCHOOL REUNION? And of course BLINK is rightly on everybody’s favourites list, even if Freema Agyeman isn’t. For me, it has to be Donna Noble. PARTNERS IN CRIME and that mime sequence. And THE UNICORN AND THE WASP is brilliant, as was Julian Bleach’s Davros, pity he never came back again. As for David, he was The Man. And for many he always will be.
Enter The Moff and dear old Smiffy. Patrick Troughton mk 2 only different. The sheer joy of THE LODGER, and instant classic THE DOCTOR’S WIFE. And then there’s THE SNOWMEN and THE CRIMSON HORROR. Dear old Matt “Schlong” Smith, he had possibly the hardest job of all but the boy done well. Only eight more years ’til he’s back for the Sixtieth Anniversary Special.
The Man. Pietro Capaldini. Jon Pertwee mk2 only better. THE MUMMY ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. `nuff said. Here’s to the next decade. Gaun yirsel, big man. Yaldi Capaldi!
Aside from the changes to Tom Baker’s hair, State of Decay’s blooper count is mostly filled with the shadows cast by various boom microphones, although this one here is being cast by a camera…
Boom Mic Shadow #1 follows Tom as he enters the TARDIS…
Boom Mic Shadow #2 follows Tom as he crosses to Kalmar’s console…
Boom Mic Shadow #3 is on Romana’s face…
Boom Mic Shadow #4 is on the console again as Tom returns to the TARDIS…
In this one, you can watch Boom Mic Shadow #5 scoot across the console as the camera pulls back…
And now, just for a change, something a little bit different. If you look here you can see that not only are the TARDIS doors not closed properly, there’s a little wooden wedge holding the doors up! They haven’t even bothered to paint it to match the floor, like the other one on the other side of the doors!
In this one, it’s only just visible, but that is the top of the set!
And finally, this is what happens when your boom mic is closer than it needs to be to your actors!
WARNING! MEGA SPOILER FOLLOWS!!!
at 44 minutes and 53 seconds the scene begins where Missy tells the Doctor, at about 45m 20s, that she is…
Well, at least she wasn’t the Rani!
The Master – John Simm – gets trapped in The Last Day of The Time War with Rassilon and the rest of the Time Lords [see “The Endof Time Part Two”- Ed]. Somehow he manages to escape and nicks a Matrix Data Slice, Gallifreyan Hard Drive, and uploads his dying mind to it. He then downloads his mind into some poor Time Lady bird who looks like Michelle Gomez.
He makes his way to Arcadia, where he sees the Doctors – Hurt, Tennant and Smith, exiting the Gallifrey Falls No More painting and sneaks out as well when no-one’s looking! [see “The Day of the Doctor” – Ed]
Postie brought my 50th Box Set today, purchased from the BBC Shop. Nice surprise for it to arrive before Monday when it’s officially out, so might order Series Eight from them if that’s how they roll over there… Each box is numbered and mine is 04485. The sleeve with the disc info simply slides off, leaving you with the “moment” box, devoid of writing.
The Box itself is somewhat disappointing as it’s simply a thin outer cardboard sleeve as you’ll see on all the upcoming video reviews on YouTube. And the problem with that is that, to access the discs, you have to open the top of the box, which is going to mean a lot of wear and tear, so best rip the discs to your PC if you plan on viewing them more than just the once. Can’t understand why they’ve done it this way instead of you being able to slide the individual discs out of a sturdy cardboard outer like you can with the series box sets. Cost, I suppose.
The box itself is a thing of beauty, packaged to look like The Moment, and with the edging around the Gallifrey symbols nicely embossed in gloss to contrast with the matt of the rest of the box. The front is a clear plastic window so you can see the Doctor of your choice on whichever disc you choose to put topmost. And there’s a nice pic on the back, a variation on the very end shot where all the Docs are together. This should probably be released as a poster with an upcoming issue of DWM…
The four discs in the set are all in the same sliver-grey amrays as the classic series discs. Each of the four has a different Doctor – McGann, Hurt, Tennant and Smith – on the cover, and each disc has the Seal of Rassilon. The spine of each disc sleeve is simply a series of circular gallifrey symbols, ordered slightly differently for each Doctor, no writing at all. The box set also includes an insert for the Legacy phone game with a link for you to get a gift promo code.
Funny thing is that the discs are numbered in reverse order to the order of the Doctors, so Smiffy is 01 and McGann is 04, meaning you have to reverse the order of the discs to have Smiffy in the window. Overall, this set is only really let down by the daft decision not to have the same style of box as each of the series box sets, otherwise a great release.
All the disc menus are standard, as per the Series Seven Box Set, but the menus for disc 4 are different: