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post #451 of 2316

Actually it kind of makes sense.  That control room must really remind him of The Ponds and who hasn't changed things round in the house after a breakup or loss of a loved one.

post #452 of 2316
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What and what? Why on Earth would they decide to change the control room again? It seems like a waste of money to me. At least wait until there's a new Doctor in the house (or TARDIS)! The Ian McKellen thing is cool though.

 

They changed studios, so it wouldn't cost much more to build a new set than to transport the older one over.

 

I'll miss the Ponds control room -- theirs is really my era of the show, and I'm sad to see it go -- but it does make sense that the Doctor would find it so connected to them as to be painful.  After all, it sprang into being in Amy's back yard.

 

There seems to be quite a bit of that in 7B, with the Doctor also losing the tweed jacket.

post #453 of 2316
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Actually it kind of makes sense.  That control room must really remind him of The Ponds and who hasn't changed things round in the house after a breakup or loss of a loved one.

 

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They changed studios, so it wouldn't cost much more to build a new set than to transport the older one over.

 

I'll miss the Ponds control room -- theirs is really my era of the show, and I'm sad to see it go -- but it does make sense that the Doctor would find it so connected to them as to be painful.  After all, it sprang into being in Amy's back yard.

 

There seems to be quite a bit of that in 7B, with the Doctor also losing the tweed jacket.

 

I guess so, although I've followed Doctor Who long enough to see many companions come and go, and he's never gotten rid of a control room before for that reason. Then again, every incarnation of The Doctor is different I suppose and, yeah, it was born in Amy's back yard.

 

I didn't know that about the studio change. Makes sense.

 

Yeah, it's always sad when a certain era comes to an end. Still, change is what keeps the show going and is one of the reasons it has continued to endure all of these years. One of the many similarities between the Bond and the Doctor Who franchises, I suppose.

post #454 of 2316
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Yep.  I'm sad to see that era go, but I'm excited to see what comes next.

post #455 of 2316
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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glimpse of new Tardis interior-

post #456 of 2316
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glimpse of new Tardis interior-

 

 

(Holy shit. Why did I never think of using this picture before?)

post #457 of 2316
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glimpse of new Tardis interior-

 

Oh you sexy thing :)

 

Love that darker/cooler colour sceme; never warmed to the orange/chrome wacky theme.

post #458 of 2316
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Reports say the control room is much smaller, even smaller than the Eccleston/Tennant room.

post #459 of 2316
Off-topic question for British Chewers:

What happens if Kate Middleton gives birth to twins? Is there a custom for determining which twin gets to be the royal heir and which one gets sent to the Tower of London in a gimp costume?
Edited by Reasor - 12/10/12 at 2:59pm
post #460 of 2316
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Reports say the control room is much smaller, even smaller than the Eccleston/Tennant room.

 

That’s a shame because I liked the grand scale of the current one. Then again, I suppose they didn’t exactly use of a lot of it beyond the actual console itself.

 

Can you believe it’s only thirteen days until the Christmas Special? Well, um, and Christmas too, of course. I really want this year’s to be great. If they somehow get Richard E Grant and evil snowmen wrong, I’ll be soooo disappointed! 

post #461 of 2316
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...If they somehow get Richard E Grant and evil snowmen wrong...

 

This actually goes against all current known laws of physics, as Richard E. Grant is universally fantastic in everything he appears in.

post #462 of 2316

I hated the Eccleston era control room, but loved eleven's.  I'll be sad to see it go.

post #463 of 2316

While the events of last series make it thematically appropriate for a redesign, the main reason for the new control room is that they didn't realise until after building it just what a clusterfuck of reflective surfaces Eleven's was. It really was one of those things that looked great on paper, awesome when assembled...then "shiiiiiiiiiiit" when they actually started filming in it because the cameras and film crew would be showing up all over the shop.

 

I expect this new to be far less spangly!

post #464 of 2316
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There was also a size issue, as the new studio is a bit smaller than the old one.

post #465 of 2316

Doctor Who star Matt Smith says he can’t leave the show yet – because his mother is such a fan.

 

(Time to start taking bets on whether The Dark Shape is Matt Smith's mother).

post #466 of 2316
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Well, my name is Matt. #twist
post #467 of 2316

Matt can stay as long as he wants. Easily my favorite modern Doctor.

post #468 of 2316
I will cry buckets when he goes. I'm in love with him.
post #469 of 2316
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We should totally kill ourselves while listening to recordings of Eleven rambling about something.
post #470 of 2316

I'll do the stereotypical romcom break-up routine: sweatpants, Ben&Jerry's, tears.

post #471 of 2316
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What happens if Kate Middleton gives birth to twins?

 

Whoever's born first is the heir.  In th event of a C-section, the heir to the throne is the doctor's call.

post #472 of 2316
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I'll do the stereotypical romcom break-up routine: sweatpants, Ben&Jerry's, tears.

No, this is mine. Find your own thing.
post #473 of 2316

Having been directed to this advance review by AICN (Merrick is the only reason I visit that site now), you have to admit that this is quite interesting:

 

 

- Steven Moffat, who introduced the screening, made us swear, under no circumstances, to reveal anything about *** *** ******.

- I can’t tell you anything about the villain, *** ***** ************

- I also can’t reveal the mystery surrounding ***** ***** ******

post #474 of 2316
Thread Starter 
My guesses for the starred out words:

1. The New TARDIS

2. The Great Intelligence

3. Clara Oswin Oswald
post #475 of 2316
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My guesses for the starred out words:
1. The New TARDIS
2. The Great Intelligence
3. Clara Oswin Oswald

 

Ha! That's pretty good! I bet you're one of those guys who are good at crosswords and sodoku. biggrin.gif

 

"Oh, and you’re not going to believe who they secretly got to guest star. You have no idea." I wonder who that might be, unless they're referring to the voice of the snowmen who we already know about?

post #476 of 2316

Here's another glimpse of the new control room.

 

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Digging it.

post #477 of 2316

Someone hold me.

 

I am scared of change.

 

*Shivers*

post #478 of 2316

Scotland Yard.  When it comes to the ladies, they haven't a clue.

 

post #479 of 2316

Officially revealed:

 

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Proper old school.

post #480 of 2316

Hmmmm. I'm unsure about it. I need to see another picture or two.

 

God, I really liked the last version. 

post #481 of 2316

That's a hell of a lot smaller than the last few control rooms - will be interesting to see how Smith's Doctor plays out in such a confined space with his spinning/twirling and other grand mannerisms.

post #482 of 2316

I'm okay with it.  A little dark though, I liked the white or silver walls of the older ones.

post #483 of 2316

Waaaaaaaaaaaaah. I don't like all of this change!

 

And, yes, I KNOW this is ironic, coming from a Doctor Who fan.

post #484 of 2316
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Waaaaaaaaaaaaah. I don't like all of this change!

 

And, yes, I KNOW this is ironic, coming from a Doctor Who fan.

 

Turn and face the strain...

 

 

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post #485 of 2316

Saying that something has been "the tops" will henceforth be my new expression. Thanks to both (Mrs) Estelle Hawken and to Doc Phibes!

post #486 of 2316
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I... hope it grows on me.
post #487 of 2316

I actually kinda like it, surprisingly. 

 

Just for fun, I thought this thread might like to see my gingerbread house this year.  Merry almost Doctor Who Christmas Special Day, everybody.

 

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post #488 of 2316

The gingerbread Tardis is fabulous.  You've got skills.  Yowza.

 

I like the new interior.  The first Smith interior reflected his personality.  Part Steampunk, part Willy Wonka, it was full of nonsensical antiques and whimsy to reflect this happy but loony old timer.  Now, things are darker to reflect his mood after the Ponds' sad farewell.  But it is very old school in a way that tributes the Tardis production designs of the 1963-1989 years.  Very appropriate as we enter the show's 50th year.

post #489 of 2316
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I sort of wonder, with the very old school design and surplus of Gallifreyan text, if this is the 'default' TARDIS interior.
post #490 of 2316

That's what i was thinking as well.  I love the design and the new outfit.

post #491 of 2316

Is that outfit Christmas special only?

post #492 of 2316

I read that it was the new outfit.  Matt Smith described it at an evolution of the character.

post #493 of 2316

I wonder what in-story explanation they’ll have for this? I hope it’s something a bit more interesting than

 

DOCTOR (Walking into console room): “Look at you! Did you fancy a change?”

post #494 of 2316

At this point in the Doctor Who show evolution does it need referencing? Usually the companion walks in, looks confused gets the 'bigger on the inside' speech then all is good. Don't think the audience needs to be spoon-fed a 'ooh you've changed' line.

 

Apparently The Doctor has had a good few years between the Christmas Episode and the departure of Amy and her long legs so the change of control room could have happened years previous.

post #495 of 2316
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I've heard the Doctor has trouble with anything associated with Amy and Rory. It's why he ditches the tweed jacket for much of this run of episodes.
post #496 of 2316

Even though he "lost" them, they still lived full lives by their own reckoning.  It's still a failure for the Doctor, but I'd think that Adric's actual death would still sting more.

 

It's been a fairly consistent conceit of new Who that the primary companion always has to depart the show in a way in which they don't want to leave but don't die (alternate reality, memory wipe, etc.)  I'd like to see them mix it up a bit in the next few years with companions from other planets, times other than the present, maybe multiple unrelated companions, and companions who leave the show more cleanly- either by just dying or deciding to leave.

post #497 of 2316
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I'd like to see them mix it up a bit in the next few years with companions from other planets, times other than the present

 

This.  I want a new Jamie McCrimmon or Leela, someone who can kick ass, wants the adventure and risk, and brings a cultural perspective other than '21st century quirky English gal'.  It looks like they may be making a big step in that direction with Clara.

post #498 of 2316

Yeah, I've been saying that for a while, we need some alien or historical Companions for a change. I'm really not sure why the Lesbian Victorian/Silurean couple never became the new Companions. At least Oswin was from the future...but is this still her?

post #499 of 2316
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Because they're expensive. A historical companion, with the obvious returns to their home timeline, means episodes that cost quite a bit of money. An alien companion means make-up, which costs time and money.
post #500 of 2316

Still, an alien companion would be the tops.

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