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posted by [personal profile] trobadora at 07:52pm on 11/07/2017
After the recent series finale, [personal profile] navaan and I shared our squee for Missy, and while bouncing fic ideas around we had an idea for a different kind of Remix challenge.

It went something like this:
  1. The world needs more Missy!
  2. Someone should do a fest or a challenge or something.
  3. A fest where Missy gets to be in everything! Everything’s better with more Missy.
  4. A Missy remix! Remix this fic by adding Missy to it!
  5. Someone should really do that.
  6. "Someone" is going to be us, isn't it?

In general terms this is how it would work:

Like in a normal remix challenge, people would sign up with the body of Doctor Who work they've written and be assigned a remixer, who gets to pick one of their stories to remix. The difference - all remixes would have the aim to add Missy somehow:
  • Missy's POV on what happened
  • Missy doing things behind the scene while the plot unfolds
  • Missy directly bursting in on the story and interacting with everyone else
  • ...

(More general info about remixes.)

This is a very specific idea for a fest and before we set to work, we wanted to find out if anyone who isn't us would be interested in taking part in a challenge like this. So let us know:

Missy remix poll @ Trobadora’s DW
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posted by [personal profile] momentsmusicaux at 10:32pm on 06/07/2017
Mark Gatiss recently said he might not be writing for Doctor Who any more in the post-Moffat era, so I thought it would be a good time to look back over the episodes he wrote.

Which are:
  • The Unquiet Dead (season 1 - Nine - 2005)
  • The Idiot's Lantern (season 2 - Ten - 2006)
  • Victory of the Daleks (season 5 - Eleven - 2010)
  • Night Terrors (season 6 - Eleven - 2011)
  • Cold War (season 7 - Eleven - 2013)
  • The Crimson Horror (season 7 - Eleven - 2013)
  • Robot of Sherwood (season 8 - Twelve - 2014)
  • Sleep No More (season 9 - Twelve - 2015)
  • Empress of Mars (season 10 - Twelve - 2017)
I was surprised to see that he'd only written two episodes in the RTD era. Since then, he's done one episode per season, with 2 for season 7 (which was really two short seasons in 2012 and 2013...)

What's your favourite? Which ones are the worst? Gatiss does have a bit of a tendency to produce slightly pants episodes, but then he's also done some I consider decent:
  • The Unquiet Dead I remember as being solid, if not amazing, and more like Doctor Who than some of the stuff RTD wrote in the first season (I'm thinking of the pig alien and the stupid farting aliens...).
  • Victory of the Daleks. Yes, everyone hates the Tellytubby Daleks (except me, actually. I rather liked them). But aside from those, this one has quite a few good bits. I'll forgive the slightly cheap spitfires in space for the excellent scene where the Doctor holds a whole load of Daleks at bay with just a jammie dodger.
  • Sleep No More I thought was very good, and as I recall it, is missing the Gatiss-ish quality that most of his other episodes have.
I have to say, I remember nothing at all of Night Terrors, Cold War, or The Crimson Horror. The Idiot's Lantern I thought was a bit silly, but some of that was the direction and the over-egging of the 1950s theme. I've seen people really pan Robot of Sherwood, but I thought that if you accept its silliness, it works.

What do you all think?

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posted by [personal profile] paynesgrey at 10:24am on 09/06/2017
 Has anyone listened to these Big Finish audios yet with River Song and the Eighth, Seventh, and Sixth Doctors? I really need people to squee and talk with, especially River's interaction with the Sixth Doctor. Holy moly!

(Possible spoilers if anyone comments)
Mood:: 'cheerful' cheerful
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posted by [personal profile] peasant at 12:55pm on 03/06/2017
Latest news about the casting of the next Doctor.
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posted by [personal profile] peasant at 06:33am on 03/06/2017
Are posts about possible casting rumours and other potential spoilers appropriate for this forum? If appropriate at all I am assuming they be cut-tagged.
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posted by [personal profile] circular_time at 11:20am on 29/05/2017
I tried to find Who fandom on DW a year ago and... well, let's just say it was a less than successful experiment.

A brief self-introduction… )
Oh, and the MAIN WHO NEWS THING I WANTED TO SAY.

Britbox.com now has all classic Who LEGALLY AVAILABLE via streaming service, $7/mo in the US. About flipping time; I've emailed the Beeb and Doctor Who about a streaming service for years. They should've done it during the hiatus, but better late than never. Caveat: they're missing a few Dalek serials— I suspect licensing issues— as well as The Five Doctors and the 1996 movie, but they've got all other complete serials from Hartnell through McCoy plus the unaired pilot version of Unearthly Child, Adventure in Time and Space, and a few other features. Also a fair amount of other good classic British TV including lots of mysteries (Campion with Peter Davison and the Jeremy Brett Holmes recommended), Eastenders, Red Dwarf, Upstairs, Downstairs, and a bunch of other good stuff (but not Blake's 7, the Avengers, or Python. Hopefully soon.) 

I think we need to support Britbox so they'll keep it up and, hopefully, expand it for Whovians in other countries to enjoy. Because fans deserve inexpensive ways to sample ALL of Who, past and present. (Speaking of which, I've also posted a linked index of all the free Big Finish Doctor Who audios on Spotify, uploaded by Big Finish, so they, too, are legal.) 
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posted by [personal profile] boji at 06:27pm on 28/05/2017 under ,
I remain behind on everything so many of life's sundries at the minute, and am still time-shifting all viewing.

Fingers crossed I am getting back into the knack of meta/reviewing. As before, I am sticking these up on AO3. If you're interested they are here: Knock Knock & Oxygen.

Thank you.

Comments are always welcome. Replies to those may also be a tad belated.
Sorry.
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posted by [personal profile] miss_s_b at 10:23am on 28/05/2017
I really didn't like that. If you've a strong stomach for swearing, my ranty "review" is here.

But what did you guys think?

Poll #18422 The Pyramid at the End of the World
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 29

The Pyramid at the End of the World?

YAY!
6 (22.2%)

nay :(
16 (59.3%)

Other; please specify
5 (18.5%)

Erica?

YAY!
28 (96.6%)

nay :(
0 (0.0%)

Other; please specify
1 (3.4%)

Are you looking forward to next week?

YAY!
21 (80.8%)

nay :(
3 (11.5%)

Other; please specify
2 (7.7%)

Mood:: 'disappointed' disappointed
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posted by [personal profile] acciochocolate at 08:29pm on 25/05/2017
http://pop-culturalist.com/pop-culturalist-attends-wholanta/

There are some pics of cosplayers at the bottom of the article. Most reviews are of the panels in the Gallifrey (Doctor Who) and Otherwords (general sf/fantasy) track rooms, along with reviews of some of the actor and writer guests in the ballroom (Main Programing).
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posted by [personal profile] miss_s_b at 09:47am on 21/05/2017
Poll #18401 Extremis
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 34

Extremis?

YAY!
25 (73.5%)

nay :(
7 (20.6%)

Other; please specify
2 (5.9%)

Religion in Who?

YAY!
13 (40.6%)

nay :(
12 (37.5%)

Other, please specify
7 (21.9%)

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