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Chris3123 December 4 2012 04:22 AM

2012 Adventure Calendar
 
Every December the official DW website has a feature called the Adventure Calendar where, just like an advent calendar, they reveal something special each day from the 1st through Christmas Day. You can see the Adventure Calendar page here, and I'll be posting/linking here what they reveal each day. Since I'm starting this late I'm posting the first three days all at once.

Day 1: A 2-minute mini-featurette called "Jenna-Louise Coleman: Becoming the Companion".



Day 2: Five new wallpapers for this year's Christmas special, "The Snowmen". Wintry Wallpapers

Day 3: The first in a new series of videos where Steven Moffat discusses the history of the Daleks. He begins with their debut story, "The Daleks".





Chris3123 December 4 2012 08:57 PM

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Day 4: The second entry in Steven Moffat's Dalek retrospective video series. This time: "The Evil of the Daleks".

Link (No Youtube video yet.)

The Borgified Corpse December 5 2012 03:04 AM

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Chris3123 December 5 2012 03:44 AM

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Day 5: A couple of "The Snowmen" image galleries and six new wallpapers.

Gallery 1 (episode stills)
Gallery 2 (promotional images)
Wallpapers

Emh December 5 2012 01:28 PM

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YouTube link for the second Dalek video (because I can never remember how to embed videos).

Interesting insight from Steven that Daleks have slowly gotten bigger and bigger model design and they're scarier when they're smaller. And yet, he's just as guilty of this: "Victory of the Daleks." :lol:

Looking through the gallery, I have to say it's really cool to see The Doctor in the period costume (complete with dodgy stovepipe hat!), especially having recently watched the entirety of Downton Abbey for the first time.

Worf2DS9 December 5 2012 05:35 PM

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Chris3123 wrote: (Post 7345576)
Day 4: The second entry in Steven Moffat's Dalek retrospective video series. This time: "The Evil of the Daleks".

Link (No Youtube video yet.)

I'm actually surprised these vids are playable outside the UK (well, they are in Canada, anyway).

As for today's treat, I like the new pics/wallpapers. The second one would have been a good one to use as the "episode poster" artwork, since it has good shots of the Doctor and Clara, and also features the villains.

And I couldn't help but notice in that shot of the TARDIS in that pic with the Doctor & Vastra in what looks like a study, that it's showing signs of wear and tear - scrapes & dirt and such. Perhaps post-Amy the Doctor hasn't been in the mood to keep the old girl in tip-top shape.

Chris3123 December 6 2012 02:03 AM

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[ yt ] *Youtube video address* [ /yt ] (without the spaces)


The Borgified Corpse December 6 2012 03:04 AM

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Elfin Mischievous Humbug wrote: (Post 7349110)
YouTube link for the second Dalek video (because I can never remember how to embed videos).

Interesting insight from Steven that Daleks have slowly gotten bigger and bigger model design and they're scarier when they're smaller. And yet, he's just as guilty of this: "Victory of the Daleks." :lol:

Yeah. It's really weird that he'd say that considering the New Paradigm design that everyone hated from "Victory of the Daleks."

Now, when the Daleks were built slightly taller in the Eccleston/Tennant years, they at least had a very specific reason for it. It wasn't to make them scarier. It was just to put them at eye-level with Rose for her scenes with it in "Dalek."

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Elfin Mischievous Humbug wrote: (Post 7349110)
Looking through the gallery, I have to say it's really cool to see The Doctor in the period costume (complete with dodgy stovepipe hat!), especially having recently watched the entirety of Downton Abbey for the first time.

Didn't Patrick Troughton wear a dodgy stovepipe hat in some of his earliest appearances? The transformation is nearly complete.:evil:

Emh December 6 2012 05:00 AM

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The Borgified Corpse wrote: (Post 7352569)
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Elfin Mischievous Humbug wrote: (Post 7349110)
Looking through the gallery, I have to say it's really cool to see The Doctor in the period costume (complete with dodgy stovepipe hat!), especially having recently watched the entirety of Downton Abbey for the first time.

Didn't Patrick Troughton wear a dodgy stovepipe hat in some of his earliest appearances? The transformation is nearly complete.:evil:

Yes, he did. That's why I'm so excited that Matt is wearing one! :D

Cutter John December 6 2012 04:13 PM

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I'm enjoying those Moffat videos. Makes me wonder, has there ever been an extended sit down interview with the man about his thoughts on DW, and writing?

Chris3123 December 6 2012 08:39 PM

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Day 6: Doctor Who Christmas Quiz

Cutter John December 7 2012 11:16 AM

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Whooo! 170 Pts!

Only missed the one question about the name of the baddie in this years Special.

Emh December 7 2012 02:42 PM

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Got 164 points and 1 question wrong. same question...seriously, I haven't heard Richard E. Grant's character name yet. *shrug*

Day 7: Jenna-Louise Coleman: Becoming the Companion, Part 2

No YouTube link yet that I can see.

Cutter John December 7 2012 03:29 PM

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Thankfully it doesn't look like the clip is region blocked.

Emh December 7 2012 03:48 PM

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Yeah, I'm quite surprised by that. Unfortunately, my internet is somewhat slow right now so I'm going to have to wait for the YouTube link.


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