Season 8 theme music

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  1. FreddyE

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    So what is your opinion cn the new version of the opening music? To me it feels VERY close to the first original version. Its a welcome change after all the busy / rocky versions we had in nuWho so far. Although a short sxf of a ticking clock might fit great with the visuals. Not all the time...just once at the beginning or something.

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  2. Green Lantern

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    Well I love it! I prefer the music throughout the show in general now, I never really liked Moffat's past overdramatic and dull music, this is much more inkeeping. In fact the entire show seems to be becoming slightly more Steampunk, although I may just think that because the first episode was set in the Victorian era and was very Steampunk in general, but the Music and the TARDIS seem to be more steampunk than before, even the title credits which give off a very steampunk vibe with the clockwork.
     
  3. The Mirrorball Man

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    Is there really such a thing as steampunk music?
     
  4. The Wormhole

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    I'm not too terribly impressed with the opening credits, I will admit it is the best opening credit sequence and theme arrangement we've had since Moffat took over.
     
  5. Sindatur

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    So, those were the Clockwork Robots, is that the only reason the opening Theme visuals were "clockwork"? Or is that indeed the "permanent" opening visuals? Just curious, since Series 7 first 5 episodes, had the opening visuals tailored to the episode.
     
  6. The Stig

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    It's fucking terrible. The best arrangement is still the later Tennant theme, with the full orchestra.
     
  7. Chaos Descending

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    The current series 8 theme is truly awful. I don't know if I hate it as much as the Trial of a Timelord arrangement or the Sylvester McCoy arrangement, but it does really suck.

    My favorite is still the arrangement that was introduced in Season 18 with The Leisure Hive.
     
  8. auntiehill

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    I don't care for the music. It's too shrill. I think they are trying to go back to the original, which is fine, but this one is a bit too "screeching" for me. I like the visuals but not the new theme.
     
  9. Dac

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    This is the first arrangement I outright hated upon first viewing. It expanded to it actually hurting my ears toward the end when it gets all needlessly whiny and grating.

    As for the visuals? I'm afraid all I can think of now is this.
     
  10. davejames

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    Well I wasn't really sure about the first Matt Smith theme at first, and I eventually grew to love that one.

    But this one might take a bit more time to get used to. The clock-style visuals seem cool in theory, but just aren't nearly as exciting as they should be. There's no sense the TARDIS is traveling through anything real, so there's no sense of danger or excitement about it at all.

    And while I like the basic 80s-style feel of the theme music, they've somehow made it MUCH more high-pitched and grating than it should be.
     
  11. Doctorwhovian

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    The "face in space" (or "Angry eyes") in this one kind of reminds me of Capaldi's first appearence in "Day of the Doctor".

    The music's pitch kind of sounds a bit similar to the Sarah Jane Adventures with a bit of Keff McCollogh's late 80s theme.
     
  12. Sindatur

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    I guess I should be happy about my less than perfect hearing, as I didn't hear this shrillness everyone keeps mentioning :shrug:
     
  13. werdegast

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    The music is not bad but I hate hate hate the gears and clock theme. :scream:
     
  14. The Stig

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    At least for me, the Ecclestone/Tennant theme was like a direct path to my inner six-year-old. I'd turn on the latest episode of Doctor Who and get swept away by the driving beat and the frenetic visuals. By the end of the credits sequence, I was ready to have fun and be uncritical for the next forty-five minutes.

    But this atonal, shrieking mess? It calls back all the terrible things about the '80s era theme without any of the retro charm.

    Kind of like this Doctor, actually. Here's hoping for a one-season stint for both this Doctor and the terrible music.
     
  15. The Mirrorball Man

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    Dammit! It's "Tennante" with a final "e"!
     
  16. Skywalker

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    I didn't like it at first, but after listening to it a few more times I actually really like it. Something about the shrill, alienness of it just appeals to me.
     
  17. Enterprise is Great

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    Didn't love it, didn't hate it. I can't even remember it. Just kinda blah.
     
  18. Sparky

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    It's bad...really really bad. Almost as bad as the theme for Colin Baker during the Trial of a Time Lord episodes. Don't get me wrong, I'm not opposed to something different, I love the star field/electric guitar themes that lasted from late Tom Baker to early Colin Baker. Hell, I absolutely adore the Sylvester McCoy opening visuals and theme. All of those were very different from what came before. Maybe it will grow on me, but my first impression is that this new clockwork motif and theme make last years photoshop copy and paste blobs look good in comparison. Maybe I would like it better if the music was better. I haven't been the biggest fan of the music after the Eccleston era, but it hasn't been as blatantly offensive as this new atrocious theme. Now of course I'm not really that worried about it, It's not going to have any effect on what I think about the show or the episode itself, it's just a minor nitpick.
     
  19. Cutter John

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    I do like the visuals, and I suppose the theme will grow on me. To me it sounds less 80's and more like something from the early 60's.

    Managed to hear the full closing theme at the Cinema Monday night. A bit disappointed that the Middle eight is gone again. :(
     
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  20. Ginger

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    It was/is terrible. The arrangement is kind of like a bad attempt to emulate the Tom Baker final season theme, which I always liked. It just sounds a bit amateurish, like a fan boy concoction for Youtube. That probably says more about the abilities of fan boys these days, but there you are.

    As for the graphics, I was astounded at how cheap they looked. The gears looked stupid and the clock looked a bit like a re-do of the Countdown theme - in fact it really made me think it was made for a quiz show. It just looked a bit shonky, like the dinosaur and all the comic noises, and really didn't do it for me.