Doctor Who *Spoilers Abound! We've lost Containment*

SpacePPoliceman wrote:

Serious, guys, I've been at it for two hours straight, what's it supposed to do?

Many flatscreen monitors have distorted contrast and/or colors are extreme viewing angles. This pic has colors that are so close that they're not distinguishable until the contrast is warped. It's not animated or anything. If you can't see anything, try looking at the monitor from a larger angle.

Quintin_Stone wrote:
SpacePPoliceman wrote:

Serious, guys, I've been at it for two hours straight, what's it supposed to do?

Many flatscreen monitors have distorted contrast and/or colors are extreme viewing angles. This pic has colors that are so close that they're not distinguishable until the contrast is warped. It's not animated or anything. If you can't see anything, try looking at the monitor from a larger angle.

It's visible on my display normally, presumably because I spent a while calibrating my monitor. If you can't see it at all, try reducing your gamma; if your gamma is set too high it'll clip the highlights and it'll all just become white at any angle.

Having incorrect settings may also make other stuff look bad/wrong. Think about calibrating your display, if you care about this sort of thing.

Quintin_Stone wrote:
SpacePPoliceman wrote:

Serious, guys, I've been at it for two hours straight, what's it supposed to do?

Many flatscreen monitors have distorted contrast and/or colors are extreme viewing angles. This pic has colors that are so close that they're not distinguishable until the contrast is warped. It's not animated or anything. If you can't see anything, try looking at the monitor from a larger angle.

I stood up and looked down at the monitor from a high angle and it worked. Creepy.

Man, anyone else getting a slight case of Deja Vu..

Nimcosi wrote:

Man, anyone else getting a slight case of Deja Vu..

Not at all.
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Yonder wrote:
SpacePPoliceman wrote:

Serious, guys, I've been at it for two hours straight, what's it supposed to do?

It doesn't do anything, I don't understand what it is supposed to mean or have in connection with Doctor Who.

Please tell me you two are kidding...

kidding about what? and why do i have all these hash marks on my arms?

What's to kid about? I tilt the screen, then...the screen is untilted, yet I want to tilt the screen again. I've been at it all day.

sometimesdee wrote:
Yonder wrote:
SpacePPoliceman wrote:

Serious, guys, I've been at it for two hours straight, what's it supposed to do?

It doesn't do anything, I don't understand what it is supposed to mean or have in connection with Doctor Who.

Please tell me you two are kidding...

I don't understand what everyone is talking about!

Hmm... Am I out of breath? Have we been running?

BBC's website has a "Doctor Who Adventure Calendar", counting down to the Christmas special.

So far they have a 2 minute interview with Jenna-Louise Coleman, new desktop wallpaper, and a clip with Steven Moffat talking about the very first introduction of the Daleks.

Cross post from the self- indulgent parent thread, cos I am really self-indulgent:

These Doctors are definitely getting younger.

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Double post for self indulgence.

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Well this album from imgur doesn't seem to want to work. It is a good picture of the doctor morphing into the next incarnation.

Let me see if I can just post the link and you can go there

http://imgur.com/a/3EHTc

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WTF, Doctor?

Winter is coming...

(latest trailer. Beware, ye spoiler averse.)

Shh... spoilers!

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And another preview episode with Madame Vastra, Strax and Jenny:

Can't wait

Didn't really care for this episode. However, I did like potato head and dead girl.

I enjoyed this one, moreso than a few of the Xmas ones. Just a pity that they couldn't find an actor for the villain and had to rely upon the 'talents' of Richard.E.Grant, who is right up there with Richard Roxburgh in my list of the scientific proofs that the technology to bring mannequins to some semblance of life already exists.

First impressions of new girl ? In Old Who parlance, an intriguing mix of Liz Shaw's intelligence and Leela's determination to get into trouble, although we'll wait to see for obvious reasons.

Very fun. Happy to be caught up now and hope this will be a new Christmas tradition for my wife and I.

Anyway, nice bit at the end

Spoiler:

connecting Clara and Oswin. Wasn't expecting that from the non-spoilery interviews I had read.

Not the strongest of Dr Who episodes but still very good. I hope they explain things because it made no sense to me how Clara is there and kind of the same person, how long after the previous episode is it, etc.
I hate it when tv shows skip a period of time where stuff happens but they don't explain any of it, putting us in an unfamiliar situations where things make very little sense.

That said, I'm sold on the new girl ever since the first episode she appeared in.

I'm intrigued by whatever is going on with

Spoiler:

Clara/Oswin.

Additionally, I think I'd be happy to watch a spinoff just about Strax.

Maybe it's like an old favourite.

Spoiler:

Jagaroth

MikeSands wrote:

Additionally, I think I'd be happy to watch a spinoff just about Strax.

My kids were laughing so hard I could barely hear the TV. Strax is great!

I very much liked the interrogation scene with Clara and Vastra. That was some slick writing.

I got one of these (for £20 less than that price, I'm told) for Christmas.

For those not familiar with ancient Whovian history:

Spoiler:

The bit at the end, where the Doctor thought there was something vaguely familiar about all this but couldn't bring it to mind, was a reference to two Second Doctor adventures. The Great Intelligence was the enemy in "The Abominable Snowmen" (in which the GI tried to conquer the world with snowmen ... robot yeti, in fact) and "The Web of Fear" (in which the London Underground was the route for a second - or, as we now know, actually third - conquest attempt).

"The Web of Fear" was also the story that first introduced Brigadier (then Colonel) Lethbridge-Stewart. Both stories are now almost completely lost (one episode of each survives).

Sad that many of the Who adventures I remember from my childhood are now lost and will never be seen again

Speaking of Doctor Who Christmas gifts, I got one of these:
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and one of these:
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CaptainCrowbar wrote:

For those not familiar with ancient Whovian history:

Spoiler:

The bit at the end, where the Doctor thought there was something vaguely familiar about all this but couldn't bring it to mind, was a reference to two Second Doctor adventures. The Great Intelligence was the enemy in "The Abominable Snowmen" (in which the GI tried to conquer the world with snowmen ... robot yeti, in fact) and "The Web of Fear" (in which the London Underground was the route for a second - or, as we now know, actually third - conquest attempt).

"The Web of Fear" was also the story that first introduced Brigadier (then Colonel) Lethbridge-Stewart. Both stories are now almost completely lost (one episode of each survives).

Sad that many of the Who adventures I remember from my childhood are now lost and will never be seen again

Oh, and one of the names this particular villain uses?

Spoiler:

Yog-Sothoth