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08 November 2014 @ 07:08 pm
Tonight at 20:00 episode 12 "Death in Heaven", the second half of the two-part season finale and therefore the last new episode for a little while, starts on BBC One.
Post your reactions or link to them in the comments of this post.
Chris Addison, who has played Seb in Series 8, and was also Ollie in The Thick of It, was one of the panelists on Mock the Week. You can see him in the following video of "Unlikely things to hear on DW" from last year. I've also included a clip of "Unlikely lines to hear in an episode of DW" from 2007, with no Chris Addison, but one of the funniest rounds they've done, I think. Warning for adult humour.embedded under cutCollapse )
Dark Water Extra and Introduction:embedded under cutCollapse )
Trailer for hour-long finale Death In Heaven (today at 8pm GMT) and clip:embedded under cutCollapse )
Interview: Michelle Gomez on playing Missy and kissing the Doctor and more of Missy's secrets for MTV.
Interview: Steven Moffat to Radio Times about Missy's identity.
Interview: Finale director Rachel Talalay at Den of Geek and at podcast Radio Free Skaro.
Interview and photoshoot: Jenna Coleman for InStyle magazine and web version here.
Comics: Twelfth Doctor Issue 1 preview, interview with writer. Also, Titan to release five-issue miniseries featuring the Ninth Doctor, Rose and Jack in March.
Video: Doctor Who Experience updated.

Video: interview with David Tennant on Doctor Who and more.
Video: David interviewed on Late Show with Letterman. Clip where he talks about DW. Craigyferg interview moved to November 10th, and Queen Latifah interview to be taped on November 11.
Audio: clip of EW interview with David.
Interview and photos: Matt Smith on Terminator Genisys for Entertainment Weekly, a look at the cover here.
Video playlist: Matt and Karen Gillan at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia.
Video: At panel, Karen talks about meeting Capaldi.
Interview: Karen about Guardians of the Galaxy.
07 November 2014 @ 06:09 pm
Cutest cosplay everCollapse )
Current Mood: amused
My first impression, at the end of this episode, was that it went at a rocketing pace. My second was that it's a hell of a cheat to call Dark Water a stand-alone episode. Whatever else this episode is, above all, it's setting up tomorrow's finale. I rather wish Moffat had given both parts the same title, just separating them with Roman numerals, but I digress.

Let me start by staying Milk and the entire special effects department outdid themselves. The Nethersphere calls to mind the holodeck on the Enterprise D (that's Next Gen for the uninitiated) New York and Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. The mausoleum water-tombs? Those giant cubicles, each with a skeleton enthroned? Truly creepy. Mildly gruesome. And probably the stuff of a great many children's nightmares, last weekend.

Special effects are a thing of beauty, as was set design. From the water-tombs to the doors with port-hole Cyberman eyes - complete with a tear - the look of this episode is gorgeous. The supporting cast (Both Chris Addison and Michelle Gomez) and the hook for the finale are fantastic. The episode itself? My second viewing confirms that I feel a little lukewarm about it, plot-wise.

Lengthy Meta-ish musings can, as usual, be found HERE.

Three hours or so to go, people.
06 November 2014 @ 01:57 pm

Throwing out the Doctor with the Dark Water

Image: Clara has regrets

"Dark Water," the 11th entry in a 12 episode series, trundles along with a certain amount of professional competence, but is very far from being good drama.

The episode bears almost all the flaws we have come to expect from Steven Moffat's latter oeuvre. A story with the density of rotten sea-ice that groans along at a glacial pace and tedious swaths of explanations that don't, actually, explain much at all.

The upside includes excellent performances by Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and, especially, from Michelle Gomez as the mysterious Missy.

Want more? Throwing out the Doctor with the dark water includes spoilers as per usual, including a couple of Big Reveals; click at your own risk if you haven't seen it yet.

06 November 2014 @ 11:59 am
Title: Husbands and Wives
Author: betawho
Rating: G
Characters: 11th Doctor, River Song, Amy Pond, Rory Williams
Words: 202

Summary:  Amy and Rory are in-laws to two of the biggest hell-raisers in the universe. But they're up to the task... (Read More...)
05 November 2014 @ 05:53 pm
4,193 (unsorted) caps / 1280x720 / jpg format. Source: 720p mkv.

Samples and zip file here @ enchantedfleur
06 November 2014 @ 12:22 am
Medium: Television
Fandom: Doctor Who
Subject: For the "dark" Twelfth Doctor
Title: dark doctor
Warnings: N/A
Notes: Let’s say Doctor Who was on HBO, and the Twelfth Doctor was allowed to be as “dark” as he wanted to be. This would be his soundtrack. This mix has a True Detective, Nolanverse Batman, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross sort of sound.

04 November 2014 @ 11:27 pm
Rating: K+
Characters/Relationships: 1st Doctor & Susan Foreman; War Doctor; 9th Doctor & TARDIS; Brigadier; 10th Doctor; Sarah Jane
Word Count: 997
Summary:The Doctor was once just the man who ran away from home to see the universe. But he's become so much more than that since the War.
A combined remix of astrogirl2's stories: Home Is the Place That's There for You to Leave, Survivor, Veteran, and The Weather in Your Eyes, because all were so amazing it was too hard to just choose one. Thank you to morganfm for the beta.
starjargon at Eye of the Beholder Fanfiction AO3 Whofic

His young eyes survey this unchosen birthplanet as he prepares to run away, weary of the rules and regulations, disillusioned with neglected power of his people. The stars themselves now summon, beckoning him away from this prison he'd once called home. And when Susan asks where they and his quite old new ship shall go, he replies anywhere, meaning everywhere, giddy with the possibilities.

Perhaps, he hopes,

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