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

Just in time for my summer holidays!

Holy crap.

Hold on, I need to make a quick stop somewhere...

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The Thirteenth Doctor's First Comic Book Journey Is a Trip Into Her Own Pasts

This autumn, the Thirteenth Doctor begins her adventures in time and space—not just on television, but in comics as well. But just before the real fun begins, a new comic series will see the latest Doctor look back on her life... or, rather lives, in an intriguing twist on an anthology series.

As revealed by Entertainment Weekly today, Titan Comics will precede its incoming Thirteenth Doctor ongoing with The Many Lives of Doctor Who, an anthology collection featuring stories starring every prior incarnation of the Doctor, including John Hurt’s War Doctor. Each story, cast as an “unseen tale” from the Doctor’s long past, will have their own creative teams.

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Doctor Who: Series 11 Trailer

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The third link between Doctor Who and Law and Order: UK!

Having Bradley Walsh in it will be weird, since he's mostly known for being a quiz show host here

What are the thoughts on Chibnall? Youtube keeps recommending me a video with a title that asserts he sucks, but in similar ways I'm unwilling to wade into Star Wars Youtube, I'm less than willing to wade into Doctor Youtube. I watched the first 2 Broadchurches, and while both were good they both also seemed utterly useless in gauging how he might run Doctor Who.

never watched anything he's done so, no idea really

i bet you can trace a lot of the reasoning behind Chibnall being terrible in some of those videos back to the fact that "zomg woman doctor! ma childhood! / inherent misogyny " and not actually to anything he's personally done himself.

my feeling right now is - he can't do any worse than Moffat did.

pyxistyx wrote:

my feeling right now is - he can't do any worse than Moffat did.

This.

Please no more half assed sprawling arc plots that don't get resolved properly.

pyxistyx wrote:

never watched anything he's done so, no idea really

You've watched things he's *written*, though. He authored several Doctor Who episodes.

Radio Times wrote:

Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall is taking over the series from ex-Head Writer Steven Moffat, having previously written several episodes including The Power of Three, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, 42 and Silurian two-parter The Hungry Earth/ Cold Blood. He was also the de facto Head Writer during the first two series of Who spin-off Torchwood, writing episodes including Day One, Cyberwoman, Countrycide, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang and Exit Wounds.

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His pre show runner episodes aren't bad but they are hardly the best, just average really, Moffat's pre show runner day episodes are still pretty much the best there has been since its return which is why it's a shame he was never able finish off his show running plots off, that said I still think he was better overall than Russel T Davies.

Also lost in all this first woman Doctor business is that she is also the first Yorkshire Doctor! Hope she gets to call people love at somepoint, that would be the best.

OK. He may turn out to be a brilliant show runner but those episodes? Very poor. 42 especially. Mind you maybe this will be a reversal of the Moffett situation.

onewild wrote:

.... that said I still think he was better overall than Russel T Davies.

The what now?

So last year's completed version of Shada (called "The Lost Episode") aired on BBC America the other day. If you didn't like animated Power of the Daleks, then this will be rather grating as it jumps back and forth with the live footage. I enjoyed it and really loved the little twist at the end.

Rat Boy wrote:

So last year's completed version of Shada (called "The Lost Episode") aired on BBC America the other day. If you didn't like animated Power of the Daleks, then this will be rather grating as it jumps back and forth with the live footage. I enjoyed it and really loved the little twist at the end.

It's even more surreal if you've read Dirk Gentlys Holistic detective agency.

strangederby wrote:
onewild wrote:

.... that said I still think he was better overall than Russel T Davies.

The what now?

Other opinions are availiable but for me Russell T Davies 1) Everyone think of the Doctor to make it all ok, is the worse conclusion to any Doctor Who story I've seen 2) What he did to Captain Jack can not be forgiven 3) Amy/Bill over Rose/Martha

The shining point of the RTD era was the bunch of episodes Moffat wrote.

strangederby wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

So last year's completed version of Shada (called "The Lost Episode") aired on BBC America the other day. If you didn't like animated Power of the Daleks, then this will be rather grating as it jumps back and forth with the live footage. I enjoyed it and really loved the little twist at the end.

It's even more surreal if you've read Dirk Gentlys Holistic detective agency.

I liked it a fair bit. The Dirk Gently stuff was indeed surreal, but no more distracting than in City of Death. I didn't even mind the back and forth with animation. What bugged me wad that the animation style was almost, but not entirely, like Archer. I kept finding myself wishing they'd just hired the Archer team to do it.

That end scene was brilliant, though

sometimesdee wrote:

The shining point of the RTD era was the bunch of episodes Moffat wrote.

This is 100% accurate.

I'll take the lowest points of the Moffat Era over the lowest points of the RTD Era any day of a million weeks. Hell, I'll take the lowest points of the Moffat Era over many of the middling points of the RTD Era.

I was buzzed and forgot that Chibnall has written previously: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship rules

Rat Boy wrote:

So last year's completed version of Shada (called "The Lost Episode") aired on BBC America the other day. If you didn't like animated Power of the Daleks, then this will be rather grating as it jumps back and forth with the live footage. I enjoyed it and really loved the little twist at the end.

I finally got to watch it. I still didn't like the animation, but I dealt with it better here because the majority of it was live-action. Aside from that, I enjoyed it a lot.

Also a Brooklyn 99 fan, going from the clip. Cool cool cool.

pyxistyx wrote:

Also a Brooklyn 99 fan, going from the clip. Cool cool cool.

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They've shown very little but nothing so far has got me excited about the new Who, unlike the first Capaldi teasers. That said, I'm still very interested in what the new showrunner chooses to do with the series and how far, if at all, is he willing to push the storytelling and characters.

Veloxi wrote:
sometimesdee wrote:

The shining point of the RTD era was the bunch of episodes Moffat wrote.

This is 100% accurate.

The old Moffat episodes were excellent yes. Don't know what happened when he took over. Case in point. My son and me watched The impossible astronaut/Day of the moon yesterday. I remembered how much I enjoyed them the first time around. With hindsight I just get annoyed by the set up of so many plot points that never get a satisfactory explanation or just get handwaved in future episodes. It's like he wanted lots of stuff that looked cool and seemed very meaningful at the time but ultimately couldn't be bothered to deliver.