Category Archives: Doctor One

Ben & Polly are back!

Following on from the glimpse of Polly in the Twice Upon A Time trailer, we now know that Ben will be in the Xmas Special too…


… which I reckon means we’re gonna get more recreated scenes from The Tenth Planet, just like we had in An Adventure In Space And Time. Otherwise, why cast someone to play Ben in the first place?

And given that Mark Gatiss recently posted this:

… in a tweet which has since been deleted, I reckon one of those scenes has to be the regeneration into Troughton! Let’s just hope they don’t cut it short like they did Hurt into Eccles…

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Sidebar Templates – Classic Series Doctors

As requested by some, here are the blank Big Finish style sidebar templates that I use over at Whoflix for the mock CD covers that accompany each fan edit post. Classic Doctors first, New Doctors to follow. Right Click and Save As…








Twice Upon A Time…

… hmmm, anybody else have some questions after seeing rather brilliantly fan-pleasing trailer for the upcoming Xmas ep? I do! As well as the usual pointless speculation…

The trailer starts with a shot of the TARDIS from The Tenth Planet before giving us an amazing morph from Hartnell to Bradley. Looking again at the shot, you can see that it’s actually a shot of Hartnell on top of Bradley and not the other way round…

Which means we’re going to get some recreations of moments from The Tenth Planet in the Special… yay! It makes budgetary sense to give the new Mondas Cybs another run out, never mind that they did for Twelvy like they did for One…

… moments such as this, where Hartnell’s regeneration starts a lot earlier than we thought it did in the original… but why is Polly’s dress pink instead of red???

And why is Bradley wearing the wrong gloves? They had him wearing the correct  fingerless ones in An Adventure In Space And Time, so what went wrong there?

…Bill’s back, Potts that is, so hooray! But please, no Clara… and we get Twelve in One’s TARDIS and One in Twelve’s TARDIS… [as well as the regulation explosions and what may or may not be Vortis…]

In terms of pointless speculation, I reckon the two Doctors are stuck in the closing moments of The War Games, as the Time Lords do their best Deus Ex Machina and resolve the story, thought that might be a fanwank too far even for Moffat… Peter Capaldi will clearly encourage Bradley Hartnell to embrace the change, only to realise that he has to do the same as well.

As for Gaytits, he’s either one of the War Lords or he’s the equivalent of Lieutenant Carstairs from that story. Or he’s simply channeling Captain Darling from Blackadder 4. Or he’s the Sam Kisgart Master… or Edward Brayshaw regenerated and trying to escape…

But I reckon he’s just a bargain basement Brigadier.

And I bet he says “Splendid fellows… both of you!”

…and Twelvy will regenerate in the TARDIS, where else. And we all know what happens then…

 

Pointless Speculation… and SPOILERS!

“The pre-titles scene was recorded on Monday 12th June… the cold open…  is the Capaldi Doctor, mortally wounded, staggering out of the TARDIS into the snow and starting to regenerate… but it’s delayed by Christmas, which is all about the Doctor’s final, rather reluctant capitulation to having to change.”

The above quote is from the latest DWM, issue 514, where Benjamin Cook previews the final episode of Series Ten The Doctor Falls. The Moff has been teasing us mercilessly about Twelvy’s demise ever since the teaser trailer with that clip of the fake regeneration in The Lie Of The Land. And he hasn’t stopped yet. There’s another dose of regeneration energy in the Next Time clip for TDF, so what’s going on here? Pointless Speculation follows…

At first I thought that the Moff might kill off Missy and not Bill, given the way the Radio Times previews were worded for eps 11 and 12, but I was wrong and he did indeed Kill Bill, though I doubt if anyone seriously expects her to stay a Cyberman. Doubtless Twelvy will save her at the cost of his own life.

The regeneration energy during the battle between the farmers and the Cybs? Probably Twelvy powering up to zap them all like he did at the end of The Time of the Doctor. Maybe that’s what initiates the change? Or maybe it’s as a result of getting zapped himself by, variously, either CyberBill, the Master or the treacherous Missy. [Does anyone really think she’ll side with the Doctor? Nah, the temptation to go back to her bad old ways will be too strong to resist. Probably. ] Either way, whatever the real reason is for Twelvy getting his glow on yet again, it’s probably connected to his bandaged left hand as seen elsewhere in the other version of the trailer…

The regeneration in the snow? Hmm… I can’t be the only one whose Fan Brain immediately made a connection with The Tenth Planet. Why Twelvy staggers out of the TARDIS to regenerate instead of staying inside I’ve no idea. But he must have a reason for doing so, which would indicate that, wherever he is, he went there on purpose. And I think I know what happens next, and how The Doctor Falls ends…

David Bradley’s Hartnell Doctor turns up and absorbs enough of Twelvy’s regeneration energy to stave off death for both of them for a while longer.

Given that he’s just had a Genesis Of The Cybermen adventure that’s not an adaptation of Spare Parts, the Mondas Cybermen were the last enemy the First Doctor faced, and knowing what a fanboy The Moff is, Twelvy landing his TARDIS at the exact point in space and time where he knows his first self is on his way back to his TARDIS, minus Ben & Polly who are still back at the Cybership, makes sense of the cold open. It also fits neatly into the gap between Dr 1 leaving the Cybership and B&P finding him already in the TARDIS, banging on the door for him to let them in.

That’s what Whopix thinks happens, and that concludes our pointless speculation for The Doctor Falls.

If you don’t want to be spoiled for Christmas, stop reading now!

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The minute he saw the cold open, Whopix’s Fan Brain immediately made the connection to The Tenth Planet, which triggered the idea that the Bradley version of the Hartnell Doctor might actually turn up at Christmas. This has been rumoured for a while now… and it’s true!

David Bradley WILL be playing the Hartnell Doctor in the 2017 Christmas Special. And here’s the photographic proof…

So, it looks like Twelvy and One will be teaming up after all, as per the rumours. The setting looks like a WWI battelfield, which might have something to do with the famous Christmas Day Truce.

Having a story where Twelvy regenerates, set just before “Hartnell” regenerates is probably the most fanwanky thing The Moff has done yet. But it’s his last one, so we can forgive him.

And let’s not get into the whole Hartnell – Hurndall – Hartnell – Bradley thing just yet. And as for seeing the “attack eyebrows” cameo moment from The Day of The Doctor as a full scene, well that would open up a whole new can of continuity worms…

But one thing’s for sure, us fans are getting one helluva Christmas present!

Provided, of course, that Thirteen isn’t a bloody woman…

Mysterio meets Morphoton

Apart from the villains of Harmony Shoal making a return visit from last year’s The Husbands of River Song in this year’s Doctor Who Does Superman, am I the only one who thought that brains in jars was something we’d seen before…?

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Whopix Comix – Coming Soon…

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I originally completed this project a few years back, but I was never quite happy with it and didn’t really know why. Then Titan Comics came along and there was my inspiration!

Why do a “comic strip meets photonovel” adaptation of The Three Doctors anyway? Much as I like the TV story as transmitted, I can’t have been the only fan wondering what it might have been like if William Hartnell hadn’t been ill. And so I did this to find out.

Originally I didn’t really know what to call this form of adaptation, combining screen grabs with some colourisation and a bit of photoshoppery, but eventually I settled on Telecomic, a combination of Telesnap and Comic since all I’m really doing is following in John Cura’s footsteps.

And so I’ve completely updated the original and I’m much happier with it now. Having posted all the pre-DWM comic strips, and tackled The Underwater Menace as a TV Comic-style strip, the plan is to do some more stories like this. Now that I’ve pretty much completed my Fan Editing mission by doing all of the Classic Series, creatively, Telecomics is where Whopix is going next.

Whopix Comix Presents The Telecomic Adventures of Dr Who!

Starts Saturday 25th July.

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The Five Doctors. If Only…

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