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Old 27-03-2010, 17:16   #1341
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at this thread - and all over a couple of trailers.

God knows what it's gonna be like after episode one airs. End of the world as we know it?
Could be. If anyone else is like me, I feel a little let down by Who in the last few years. RTD ran out of ideas towards the end, and the season of 'specials' was anything but (the finale ranks among my least favourite of all the new who stuff). Certainly it got very complacent and smug - a quick viewing of Confidential proved as much.

So this is like a breath of fresh air - a near entire new production crew and new actors. For me it's like a totally new show, and I'm hoping it gets back to the good new Who years (Eccleston and early Tennant) rather than the dissapointing last year.
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I personally liked Planet of the Dead, michelle ryan as a catburglar was cool, as was the enemy on the periphery, heading towards our heroes fast. But the rest need a good editor to hack them apart, remove all of the ott RTD ridiculousness, and craft the rest into a good story, fan edit anyone? (I can but hope, there was some good stuff there - Waters of Mars for instance was all about the final 10 mins, just a long wait to get there with some good stuff (transformations) and some awful awful stuff (speedy robot anyone?))

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Old 27-03-2010, 17:50   #1343
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michelle ryan was the only good thing about Planet of the Dead
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First 40 seconds of Episode 1.

Can't say they've improved the visual effects much...
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Effects look fine.

Is Amy from the future then?
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Old 27-03-2010, 19:24   #1346
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Effects look fine.

Is Amy from the future then?
Maybe. The crash could happen in 2000, I suppose. That would account for the Millenium Dome/Wheel and I guess the young amy in the clip previously shown could be around 8? Adding 10 years for older Amy would bring us up to 2010.

p.s. The effects look shoddy to me

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Sounds like the same old Murray Gold music.
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Old 27-03-2010, 20:31   #1348
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Maybe. The crash could happen in 2000, I suppose. That would account for the Millenium Dome/Wheel and I guess the young amy in the clip previously shown could be around 8? Adding 10 years for older Amy would bring us up to 2010.

p.s. The effects look shoddy to me
I thought she was from the early 90's. I read that somewhere...

The effects look fine, apart from the CG doctor hanging with scant regard for the law of centripetal force. One of the tarids's many powers
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I thought she was from the early 90's. I read that somewhere...

The effects look fine, apart from the CG doctor hanging with scant regard for the law of centripetal force. One of the tarids's many powers
Well the TARDIS is constantly spinning in flight and nobody inside it ever seems to feel the effects, so maybe there's something in it that counters the oh god the fact I'm even trying to explain this is forcefully returning my virginity.
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Well the TARDIS is constantly spinning in flight and nobody inside it ever seems to feel the effects, so maybe there's something in it that counters the oh god the fact I'm even trying to explain this is forcefully returning my virginity.


I was going to say something like that but decided against it. Save it for the Lost thread.. it's more socially acceptable to be a Lost nerd
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Old 28-03-2010, 10:29   #1351
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First 40 seconds of Episode 1.

Can't say they've improved the visual effects much...


Dear BBC

Can you please fix the volume knob on you mixing deck for the music

Also, that was one of the major things that ****** me off in the RTD era of Dr Who, constant music, there wasn't a quite moment, there was always some heavy loud score screaming "have this emotion here" It didn't allow the story to breath

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Old 28-03-2010, 10:35   #1352
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First 40 seconds of Episode 1.

Can't say they've improved the visual effects much...
And a nice bit of advertising for Citi in a prime time BBC show

I thought the BBC cut the budget for Doctor Who this year, along with every other department. It looks fine to me, at least on a par with what came before visually.

I'm just hoping the story improves under Moffat.
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Old 28-03-2010, 10:39   #1353
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Uhm, well I thought the music in that clip was great. If they turned down the music all that'd be left on the soundtrack would be the doctor grunting, and a few explosions. Thrilling

The real question is whether Murray's underscoring has improved, which we can't tell yet.
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The budget hasn't increased, if anything it's decreased. And of course being shot on HD shows up the weaknesses in the FX.
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Old 28-03-2010, 12:19   #1355
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Uhm, well I thought the music in that clip was great. If they turned down the music all that'd be left on the soundtrack would be the doctor grunting, and a few explosions. Thrilling

The real question is whether Murray's underscoring has improved, which we can't tell yet.
You see, that's the kind of Gold music that I really can't stand - after the initial swell, which is quite nice (and an effective nod to previous season-opening fanfares), it just descends into a jarring mishmash of random ideas... it's musical ADHD. Yeah yeah, it's conveying chaos or whatever - it's actually possible to do that without sounding like a fight between two band camps (and Gold has managed it before, which is what makes it particularly frustrating).

I'm not a musician or anything (I'm sure someone who is can tell me how wrong I am ), but I know my film music and it's frustrating to see such an apparent lack of quality control bring down the level of the whole production.
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Any reports from the tour thing? The bus was parked opposite work this morning, but it had vanished before break time. It was pretty dead looking at that time anyway - I assume Smith was in the BBC Building doing his Moyles interview.
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Can't say they've improved the visual effects much...
Ohh! Exciting!

Meh. Not as if it's going to crash and kill him in the opening minutes of the episode is it?

Most depressing thing about the trailer that was on Friday Night was the bloody Daleks and Cybermen. How many times have they finally killed them off for sure and yet they keep coming back. They might be a lot of peoples favourite baddies but i could do with a couple of series where they don't show up.
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Interior shot of Tardis (if not already posted)... spoilers

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/9176/17408546.jpg

(sorry, don't know how to embed links)
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Old 30-03-2010, 05:50   #1359
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Old 30-03-2010, 10:20   #1360
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Whats with all the ladders? looks like a kids play area.

I love daleks and think they should turn up roughly once per season or so, wouldn't mind if they miss a season but this is a new Doctor so its nice to see him get a dalek story. Cybermen have been crap since the re-imagining, and then neutered by making them useless in a fight against the daleks. Would love to see proper Cybermen come back (7 foot tall actors inside, distinctive voices, no stupid delete catchphrase or corny synchronised marching).
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