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[personal profile] trobadora2017-07-11 07:52 pm

Missy Remix: Interest Poll

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

Recap of the Mark Gatiss episodes

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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[personal profile] paynesgrey2017-06-09 10:24 am

The Diary of River Song Audios

 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)
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[personal profile] peasant2017-06-03 12:55 pm

Next Doctor Casting

Latest news about the casting of the next Doctor.
Read more... )
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[personal profile] peasant2017-06-03 06:33 am

Etiquette Question

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.

Look, can I barge in and say hi?

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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[personal profile] boji2017-05-28 06:27 pm

Belated Meta/Reviews for Episodes 4&5

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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[personal profile] miss_s_b2017-05-28 10:23 am

The Pyramid at the End of the World

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%)

nice review of Wholanta 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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[personal profile] miss_s_b2017-05-21 09:47 am

Extremis!

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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[personal profile] miss_s_b2017-05-14 09:03 am

Oxygen!

I am away from home again this week, so have not yet seen Oxygen. Luckily I am not a spoilerphobe (it was quite hard walking out of the house to the train station while the theme tune was playing though...)

Poll #18370 Oxygen
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 37

Oxygen

YAY!
32 (88.9%)

nay :(
4 (11.1%)

Other; please specify
0 (0.0%)

Even MOAR Traditional classic Who era politics?

YAY!
29 (87.9%)

nay :(
0 (0.0%)

Other, please specify
4 (12.1%)

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[personal profile] boji2017-05-13 07:07 pm

All the Universe is a stage

The Radio Times has added Luke Treadaway to the list of actors rumoured to be up for playing the 13th Doctor. Google that and Sacha Dhawan also comes up as a possible contender.

Ignoring Dhawan's earlier link with the Whoniverse (he played Waris Hussein, one of the first directors to work on Doctor Who in 1963, in "An Adventure in Space and Time") I'm amused that if it's Treadaway he, like Pearl Mackie, will have come to the show having been in the stage production of "The Curious Case of the Dog in the Nightime" and, if it's Dhawan, he was a History Boy, like Matt Smith before him.

All hail the N.T. (National Theatre)
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[personal profile] boji2017-05-13 06:50 pm

Belated Meta/Reviews for Episodes 1-3

I am behind on everything at the minute, and only had a chance to see Knock, Knock earlier today!

I am though slowly getting back into the knack of meta/reviewing and, as I'm not blogging at the moment, I'm sticking these up on AO3. If you're interested they are here: The Pilot, Smile, & Thin Ice.

Thanks. Comments are always welcome...

The Madwoman in the Basement (ramblings/meta)

It doesn't seem like anybody's posted any meta here in awhile, but in the interest of supporting the growth of Who fandom on DW, thought I would link you all to my (slightly sketchy and unpolished--my apologies) musings on Knock Knock:

Madwoman in the Attic Basement

Warning: hardcore literary geekery ahead, including discussion of Knock Knock as a gothic novel, a comparison of Moffat To T.S. Eliot, and an analysis of how a popular supposition of who's in the vault would fit into the show's symbolism.
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[personal profile] miss_s_b2017-05-07 11:55 am

Knock Knock

I went to a thing instead of watching Who last night, and watched it on iPlayer when I got home, very drunk, so only have the vaguest impressions of what happened and am going to watch it again later. However! This need not stop polls!

Poll #18331 Knock Knock
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 33

Knock Knock

Who's There?
17 (51.5%)

Yes, that's right
16 (48.5%)

I'll try that again: Knock Knock

YAY!
21 (65.6%)

nay :(
7 (21.9%)

Other, please specify
4 (12.5%)

Poirot with Harold Wilson's hair?

YAY!
13 (40.6%)

nay :(
1 (3.1%)

Who's Poirot?
1 (3.1%)

Who's Harold Wilson?
10 (31.2%)

This poll is just getting silly now.
7 (21.9%)

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[personal profile] miss_s_b2017-04-29 09:10 pm
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Thin Ice

What did we reckon? Spoiler: I loved it so much I haven't done my usual instant reaction post because I want to write something longer.

Poll #18292 Thin Ice
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 41

Thin Ice

YAY!
39 (95.1%)

nay :(
1 (2.4%)

other, please specify
1 (2.4%)

Bill

YAY!
40 (100.0%)

nay :(
0 (0.0%)

other, please specify
0 (0.0%)

Obvious Politics in Who

YAY!
37 (92.5%)

nay :(
0 (0.0%)

other, please specify
3 (7.5%)

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[personal profile] nonelvis2017-04-26 05:29 pm

Calufrax is looking for fic reccers!

[community profile] calufrax, the fic recommendations community for stories hosted on A Teaspoon And An Open Mind, is looking for reccers. All fans of fic for Doctor Who and its related media are welcome no matter whether you've recced with us before or have never even heard of us!

If you're interested, please sign up – and definitely take a look at our updated rules in the rules and sign-up post, because you can now rec some previously recced fics! Teaspoon has been around long enough that there are gems on the site newer fans may never have seen, so now is your chance to share your favorite stories.

Questions? Drop me a line here or in the sign-up post.
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[personal profile] miss_s_b2017-04-23 09:21 am

Is Capaldi more Tom-ish this season?

There's been a couple of times in episodes where he's done a sudden mad grin and I've thought "that's very Tom", and then I was scrolling through the f-list this morning and saw this:

Peter Capaldi looking like Tom Baker

and genuinely did a double take. The wicked, crinkly, mischievous TOMNESS of that is just off-the-scale as far as I am concerned.

What do you guys think?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 34


Is Capaldi becoming more Tom-like?

View Answers

Yes! I've been thinking this too!
14 (41.2%)

Hmmm... maybe
8 (23.5%)

You're talking rubbish again, Rigg
2 (5.9%)

But WHY are all the ticky boxes gone?
10 (29.4%)

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[personal profile] miss_s_b2017-04-22 08:44 pm

So... what did we think of Smile?

I liked this week's episode. Again! Am now cautiously hopeful that this might be a pattern...

Am especially in love with Bill.

How about you lot?

Poll #18251 What did you think of Smile?
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 48

What did you think of Smile?

YAY!
39 (86.7%)

nay :(
4 (8.9%)

Other; please specify
2 (4.4%)

What do you think of Bill so far?

YAY!
47 (97.9%)

nay :(
1 (2.1%)

Other, please specify
0 (0.0%)

[personal profile] mengu2017-04-21 06:27 pm
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The Pilot: Bill

This is a post  analysing Bill's character in all my slightly interesting quotes in the episode. I would like to thank Chakoteya transcripts, and also you, for your patience.
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Spoilers! Also, length. )