Russell T. Davies Returns to Doctor Who as New Showrunner

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  1. The Nth Doctor

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    That's funny because series 4's is my favorite of the Davies era. Ah, well.
     
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    Yeah, series 4 is my fave also.
     
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    It's growing on me. First time I heard it I thought it sounded a little busy but that's bothering me less with repeated listens. Be good to see how it aligns with the titles.
     
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    The opening bars are a little busy. I really like I when they jump straight into the baseline.

    It’s far from Gold’s worst. That would be the Capaldi theme.
     
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    Assuming you're referring to the main title theme from the Capaldi era, the full version of actually isn't that bad, they just used a butchered version of it in the show for some reason.
     
  6. Richard S. Ta

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    Yes, that's what I meant. I don't like that the howl is more of a screeching warble.

    I love the era though.
     
  7. Rich Watson

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    Former DWM editor Tom Spilsbury seems to have confirmed the dates on Gallifrey Base and it's a bit of a surprise: 25th Nov, 2nd and 9th of December.

    Thinking about it though having a shorter break before Ncuti's first episode would be a good idea.
     
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    I know not everyone has access Gallifrey Base, but can you link to the thread in question? I wonder if my account still works...

    (And in case I'm still on ignore, can someone else ask for me?)
     
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  9. Starkers

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    What he said :)
     
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  12. The Wormhole

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    Hell, with the third special around two weeks before Christmas, they might actually provide the time the Christmas special will air in their preview that will almost certainly air afterwards.
     
  13. Mr Awe

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    Interestingly, the 20th anniversary story "The Five Doctors" aired on November 25 in the UK (we got to see it on the actual anniversary in the States), so that would put the new one exactly 40 years later if that is the air date.
     
  14. Rich Watson

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    Oh dear. People on Twitter are threatening to report the BBC to OFCOM becuse they "promised" all the Specials would air in November. That'll go well for them!
     
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    As far as I'm concerned, if they won't broadcast on the very day, it's mute. If this means that we'll get the specials as close to the Christmas Special too, I'm all for it.

    Come on. Moffat was lucky, and rightly capitalized on the occassion. RTD wasn't, and is making the best he can as he sees it. Either way, it's the story that'll count in the end.
     
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    The BBC are partnering with Toshiba on some promotion work and I'm (fingers crossed) hoping this is confirmation that we getting a real 4K production. And Dolby Vision too which is even better than regular HDR.

    There's also a competition that might interest folks in the UK. You might get to see the Christmas Special two weeks early.
    https://www.seeing-is-believing.com/

    [​IMG]

    (Everybody should send that ad to Stef Coburn. He'll get so angry at seeing the Doctor called "them" that he'll have a heart attack.)
     
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    Indeed. The only real reason Day of the Doctor aired on November 23 is because in 2013 November 23 was a Saturday.
     
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    The thing with release dates is once the show/movie/whatever is finally out, nobody remembers or cares about said release date being pushed back or whatnot.
     
  19. Richard S. Ta

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    Time was when years could go by without any televised Who at all. We are getting a boatload in the birthday month. It’s fine.

    It’s just weeks away now. I feel very strange. I’m relatively unspoilered. Really looking forward to the new (old) dawn.
     
  20. Haggis and tatties

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    Now that RTD has tapped into a somewhat obscure Who villian with the toy maker, i wonder if he will bring more into the modern era, like say The meddling Monk.
    Wishing a heart attack on someone over a tv show is a bit much don't you think?
     
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