Category Archives: Doctor Twelve

The Return of the Novelisation

It seems Penguin Books are going to release Target-style novelisations of New Series stories. Of course this is something we predicted a while back…

RTD’s two books are obvious choices and he wrote Damaged Goods for The New Adventures so I’m really looking forward to these. But maybe ever so slightly not so much as the two Moffats that we’re apparently getting as well…

With The Moff novelising possibly the two biggest stories of the New Series entire run before it finally swirls down the plughole, these two books should be even better reads. Question is how much stuff, if any will either of them add in the books’ text to what we saw on screen.

Oh, and we’ll get a reprint of James Goss’ City of Death novel too.

UPDATE:

Of course, the real books won’t use the Classic Target Who Logo, they’ll use the current Pertwee-ish one they slap on all the CS merch these days. Which means they’ll probably look something like this:

UPDATE: 27/12/17

PAUL CORNELL is writing the novelisation of TUAT:

https://www.paulcornell.com/latest-news-and-blog-posts/

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Series 10 Boxset

If, like Whopix, you have Amazon Prime and pre-ordered the boxset of the final series of Doctor Who Series 10 from Amazon, it arrived yesterday.

The boxset is white which looks really strange next to all the previous black ones but it does come with three nice lenticular cards, one each for Twelvy [eyes open/eyes shut], Missy/the Master and Bill/CyberBill. And since there’s no little booklet to let you know what’s on each disc here are some screengrabs.

About the only thing of any real interest is the Deleted Scenes section on disc 5, which I can see working their way into a fan edit or two very soon…

DISC ONE: Commentary on The Pilot with Moffat and Mackie. Annoyingly there’s no Friend From The Future.


DISC TWO – Commentary on Knock Knock with the Writer and Director.


DISC THREE – Commentary on Oxygen with the writer, Mackie and Matt Lucas.

DISC FOUR – No commentary on any of the episodes.

DISC FIVE – No commentary on The Finale!

DISC THREE – The bloody Fan Show with the ultra-irritating  Christal Dee.

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New Series Doctors Sidebar Templates

Here, as promised are the Big Finish inspired sidebar templates I use for my Whoflix Fan Edits for the New Series Doctors. Right click and Save As.

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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…

 

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The Two Masters!

Never mind all the sadness of Capaldi’s impending regeneration, or the anticipation of the return of the Mondas Cybermen, following The Moff’s warning at the recent screening of The Pilot, fandom was scratching it’s collective head as to what the Mega Spoiler at the end of episode one’s Coming Soon trailer was going to be…

until today.

Was it going to be a cameo of River and Eleven at the frost fair in episode three?

No.

Was it Jenny, the Doctor’s Daughter?

No.

Was it Susan, the Doctor’s Granddaughter?

No.

Was it Polly, turning up to help defeat the Mondas Cybs in the finale?

No.

So what could this mega-spoiler possibly be?

Well, it was this:

 

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Class – Report

So… what’s the latest Doctor Who spin-off like?

It’s a grown-up version of The Sarah Jane Adventures, with an adult leading a group of teens defending the Earth. Only not as good. And with echoes of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Only a bit British, obv.

The opening titles evoke the feel of both Doctor Who and The Tomorrow People but with a naff teen song playing over them… the tune playing over the end credits is better.

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We get the usual character introduction to our four teen heroes, who are all misfits, and their teacher, who is an unlikeable bitch.

The story takes a huge info-dump when its revealed that one of them is an alien and the teacher is an alien too, which comes as no surprise whatsoever.

There was a war between the Rhodia and the Quill who were then both wiped out by the Shadowkin, who look like distant cousins of the Pyroviles with a dash of Tim Curry from Legend. The leader of the Shadowkin is played by Paul Marc Davis, whose voice you will instantly recognise as he was the bloke who played the Trickster in TSJA, whicn I suppose counts as another easter egg if you want it to.

So, the last two survivors of each race, the Rhodia [which sounds like Rhodean, the girls’ school] and the Quill, were rescued by the Doctor after the Shadowkin slaughtered everyone and brought to Coal Hill, like some sort of galactic witness protection scheme. Only the idea of witness protection is that you don’t draw attention to yourself, maybe Twelvy should have told them that…

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Speaking of Twelvy, Capaldi turns up at 35 minutes in and he’s only in it for about 9 minutes, which is a damn shame but he’s only there to set up the premise of two stranded aliens being forced to work together with a bunch of misfit humans to defend the Earth from The Alien Of The Week. Not like we’ve seen that before…

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There’s no Ian Chesterton but June Hudson does a bit more acting as the woman in the shop [!] and there’s a couple of easter eggs on the notice board…

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There’s the obligatory homosexual relationship and the compulsory BAME characters so beloved of the left-wing liberals who make our telly for us as well as the voyeuristic torso shot of the buff hero prince and a gratuitously bloody death that evokes Carrie with one of the team getting his leg cut off. And there’s even more blood next week by the looks of things.

So what is Class? It’s Torchwood for teens.

Would I watch episode 2? Probably not.

7/10.

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Edna Mode on Doctor Mysterio!

I think we all know what Edna Mode would have to say about The Ghost’s outfit, darlings…

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October 8, 2016 · 12:23 am

Series 9 Ratings Update

The Husbands of River Song got 7.69M viewers on Xmas day, which updates the Series 9 ratings graph like this:

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Series 9 Ratings graph

Here is the ratings graph for Series Nine, the figures for which are considerably lower than those for the previous eight!

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SERIES 9 AVERAGE AUDIENCE = 6.3M

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Ten Years Ago Today

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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