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Old June 6 2014, 02:45 PM   #346
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Re: Doctor Who set/on location reports thread

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Old June 6 2014, 08:09 PM   #347
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Clara on her own, but carrying the sonic screwdriver? A Doctor-lite episode? If so, I called it in the other thread, even with the episode count knocked down from 13 to 12 regular episodes, they're still keeping the Doctor-lite episodes.
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Old June 6 2014, 08:32 PM   #348
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I'm guessing there are still episodes where the Doctor hands his screwdriver to a friend and it's NOT a Doctor-lite show. I'm sure it's just as likely he's off battling an alien graffiti artist or something with a squeegee, bucket & soap. SPACE soap, natch.

Also, I know we've seen it elsewhere in Capaldi's hands but I'm glad the Doctor has not (yet?) sprung for a new sonic. Not EVERY incarnation has had a distinctive incarnation of the thing. Unless he HAS gone and made a new one up, and has passed this one second-handedly to Clara...

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Old June 6 2014, 09:15 PM   #349
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Romana, Jack, River,Sarah,the Adipose lady, The Master and Jackson Lake (well, ok not really) all had their own varations on the screwdriver, although I don't think we've ever seen River get her version-just what happened after.

The 'classic' screwdriver went through a few changes, until it was destroyed in The Visitation. The Sixth Doctor kind of had a sonic lance which only appeared in Attack of the Cybermen, and the Seventh was also 'hands-free' until the TV movie (Although I think it shows up in the novels earlier). The Mccoy/ Mcgann/TV movie version wasn't all that different in design either.
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Old June 7 2014, 05:15 AM   #350
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Not EVERY incarnation has had a distinctive incarnation of the thing.

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Old June 7 2014, 07:37 AM   #351
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Old June 7 2014, 01:21 PM   #352
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^He was also in Alien3 which had Paul Mcgann .
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Old June 7 2014, 01:43 PM   #353
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Also, I know we've seen it elsewhere in Capaldi's hands but I'm glad the Doctor has not (yet?) sprung for a new sonic. Not EVERY incarnation has had a distinctive incarnation of the thing.
Some changes have been made to it. A video a few months back of filming Capaldi using the screwdriver revealed it no longer has the spring-out claws.
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Old June 7 2014, 02:08 PM   #354
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Doctor-lite show.


Come on, no, don't let this be true, please no, c'mon, show us a picture of Capaldi on the set of that episode, please?

Getting rid of the Doctor-lite episodes is one of the few good things Moffat actually did, why, just why. Why do they bother with them?


I am also waiting for any official conformation of classic villains. We've had rumours but that's it, the closest we've had so far is the reports that the clockwork droids will appear in the first episode and that's it, not even a picture to confirm so plus they're not quite classic villains anyway. I just pray they're not going to do another series 6 on us and have no classic villains, that's the reason why most of it sucked balls. Is a picture of a dalek or the master too much to ask for?
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Old June 7 2014, 02:23 PM   #355
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Getting rid of the Doctor-lite episodes is one of the few good things Moffat actually did, why, just why. Why do they bother with them?
Because it saves time and money if you can shoot two episodes simultaneously, one focusing on the Doctor and the other with very little of the Doctor. Space: 1999 also did this frequently in its second season, alternating between episodes that focused on Martin Landau and had very little of Barbara Bain and episodes that focused on Bain with very little of Landau, so that they could shoot two episodes at a time and avoid falling behind schedule. And that was for most of the season, not just one pair of episodes. (Then there was Maverick back in the '50s -- initially it had only one lead, but after a few weeks they gave him a brother and alternated between the two leads on consecutive weeks so they could overlap productions and stay on schedule.)

And consider this: The alternative way to avoid falling behind schedule is to do a clip show, an episode consisting mostly of flashbacks to previous episodes. Given the choice, I'd rather see the occasional Doctor-light episode. (I don't think Doctor Who has ever done a clip show, unless you count the way the ending of "The Wheel in Space" set up a rerun of "The Evil of the Daleks" as a mental projection the Doctor was showing Zoe. "The Trial of a Time Lord" doesn't count, since the "flashbacks" -- and flashforwards -- were new material.)
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Old June 7 2014, 02:38 PM   #356
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Getting rid of the Doctor-lite episodes is one of the few good things Moffat actually did, why, just why. Why do they bother with them?
Because it saves time and money if you can shoot two episodes simultaneously, one focusing on the Doctor and the other with very little of the Doctor. Space: 1999 also did this frequently in its second season, alternating between episodes that focused on Martin Landau and had very little of Barbara Bain and episodes that focused on Bain with very little of Landau, so that they could shoot two episodes at a time and avoid falling behind schedule. And that was for most of the season, not just one pair of episodes. (Then there was Maverick back in the '50s -- initially it had only one lead, but after a few weeks they gave him a brother and alternated between the two leads on consecutive weeks so they could overlap productions and stay on schedule.)

And consider this: The alternative way to avoid falling behind schedule is to do a clip show, an episode consisting mostly of flashbacks to previous episodes. Given the choice, I'd rather see the occasional Doctor-light episode. (I don't think Doctor Who has ever done a clip show, unless you count the way the ending of "The Wheel in Space" set up a rerun of "The Evil of the Daleks" as a mental projection the Doctor was showing Zoe. "The Trial of a Time Lord" doesn't count, since the "flashbacks" -- and flashforwards -- were new material.)
The thing is the vast majority of doctor-lite episodes have been absolutely terrible, even Blink to me was just average at best. Plus the set photos remind me a bit of Fear Her, plus that seems like the sort of stuff Moffat pulls off nowadays.

And yeah, unless a doctor-lite episode involved the return of an old companion of another classic doctor (cue Paul McGann ) would happen, then I'd choose old clips over a remake of Fear Her.
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Old June 7 2014, 02:39 PM   #357
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Christopher, given the choice, I'd rather that they used effective planning and organization to produce the full number of episodes like before.

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Old June 7 2014, 02:57 PM   #358
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I'm actually wondering if they might be doing a Doctor-lite to allow Capaldi to make a guest-starring return to The Musketeers, which is still filming season 2...
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Old June 7 2014, 03:40 PM   #359
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I don't think the reason season six was a weak season was because there were not a lot of classic monsters/companions/Doctors (apart from "Closing Time", the semi-Nimon from God Complex and the Dalek cameo). It was more the River Song/Silence arc and it's execution IMO. The stronger episodes were the stand alones such as "God Complex" and "The Girl Who Waited" as well (Ok they were a few flops such as the pirates one as well)

Personally I also prefer the show develop some newer, original villains as well. Sure, they can't all be Weeping Angels (and even those guys are getting a bit old and overused) but there's been some good ones here and there. Nostalgia's often good and all but there are not just fans from the classic show watching.



Besides, there have been a few pics and rumors that



If you need a Paul Mcgann fix, he is still doing the audios and they've been sort of linking bits of their continuity to "Night of the Doctor" and other new series stuff a bit here and there. For instance the new Master they cast for his audios is supposed to be the one involved in the time war and who eventually regenerated/humanized into Yana.
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Old June 7 2014, 04:23 PM   #360
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I'm actually wondering if they might be doing a Doctor-lite to allow Capaldi to make a guest-starring return to The Musketeers, which is still filming season 2...
If that's the case, it's actually pretty decent of them to give him the flexibility.

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