Author Topic: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs  (Read 23077 times)

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #240 on: September 03, 2021, 12:43:35 AM »
Yeah a shit Master would have been good

I think you're onto something there!  Imagine the Master has a comically useless incarnation. Sort of like the one in "The curse of the fatal death"

That would genuinely be a good way to shake things up.

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« Reply #241 on: September 03, 2021, 07:11:01 AM »
The closest to that is probably Mark of the Rani - where he starts off standing in a field dressed as a scarecrow for a bit for no reason (the Doctor turning up is a coincidence!), and ends up getting kneed in the bollocks by the Rani!

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #242 on: September 03, 2021, 11:20:42 AM »
Yes, Ainley's Master is a bit of a pillock throughout most of his run, really. Post-Castrovalva he should have only been in Planet of Fire and Survival, he would have been great then.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #243 on: September 03, 2021, 11:32:29 AM »
The Five Doctors and The Trial of a Time Lord are worthy appearances too, I'd argue.

Trial inverts it in a fun way by having his sudden appearance be to the Doctor's benefit for once.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #244 on: September 03, 2021, 04:38:11 PM »
I suppose my issue with him in Trial is that I'm just bloody bored of him by that point, even with the subversion of him being a (relatively) helpful character (for a while), I still sighed when he popped up first time I watched it because of course he's going to be there. Even if he's played broader than Delgado's version, I still want him to have a menacing presence, and he just isn't that in Time-Flight, The King's Demons, Mark of the Rani or Trial. I can let The Five Doctors off because it's an anniversary special. His appearance in Survival is partially great because it comes so out of the blue, but imagine if we'd only seen him once or twice in the previous seven years.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #245 on: September 03, 2021, 06:41:22 PM »
Oh yeah - I hadn't noticed that the black suit used for that Colin Baker costume was the Master in Planet of Fire.  Just assumed it was some guy who helped with the DVD extras.


My main issue with Ainley's Master - beyond the excessive hamminess - is the fact that he contributes to the feeling of 1980s Doctor Who being truncated.  The final four seasons are half-length, and Ainley's Master spanning from Tom Baker to Sylvester McCoy heightens the sense that we're racing through those Doctors in a short time.  Keeping him to Davison only, the way that Delgado was limited to Pertwee (albeit due to tragic circumstances that meant he couldn't have returned even if later producers had wanted him to), would have been a better approach.

By contrast, compare how much distance is covered between 2005 and 2014.  Only 8 series, but so many different configurations of companions and threats helps that era to feel huge.

Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #246 on: September 20, 2021, 08:44:31 PM »
Not really related to S13, but I'll just leave this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9ae8tw5-1Y

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #247 on: September 20, 2021, 09:44:22 PM »
what am i looking at

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #248 on: September 20, 2021, 10:09:12 PM »
They've officially finished filming, I believe. Not sure if that includes the three specials, or if it's just the series. I hope it's the latter - with these rumours about production potentially leaving Cardiff, I'll be gutted if I've forever missed the opportunity to see them filming. I never got to visit the Doctor Who Experience, give me this at least.

If anybody wants the perfect topper to this post, Doctor Who was filming today, I've just learned from Twitter; confirmed by John Bishop to be the final day of shooting. They were filming in the park literally (literally literally) across the road from my house. I walked past the park today to go to the dentist, while they were filming. In fact my dentist faces the park. When you leave the dentist, you are literally literally looking at the park. It's directly across the road. There is nothing in the way to block the view. I couldn't have been better positioned to look at the park if God had engineered it. So naturally I exited the dentists, looking at the pavement, and WENT STRAIGHT FUCKING HOME

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #249 on: September 20, 2021, 10:12:32 PM »
what am i looking at

Some bollocks to do with Time Fracture

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #250 on: September 20, 2021, 10:16:09 PM »
Great. Perfect. Just great. For all we know, if BHobo had pulled his head out of his arse, we might have the inside track on who the next Doctor is…

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #251 on: September 20, 2021, 10:19:29 PM »
I'M GOING TO KICK MY OWN FUCKING HEAD IN

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #252 on: September 21, 2021, 12:17:40 AM »
I'M GOING TO KICK MY OWN FUCKING HEAD IN

TIME FRACTURE MORE LIKE HEAD FRACTURE

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #253 on: September 21, 2021, 12:42:29 AM »
Not really related to S13, but I'll just leave this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9ae8tw5-1Y

Gave up after about 4 seconds after hearing that fucking accent!

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #254 on: September 21, 2021, 12:46:19 AM »
Some bollocks to do with Time Fracture

thanks for the info daf. i'd heard of this but didn't really know anything about it - looks weird as fuck tbh. also noticed reading about it most of the Doctors are played by impressionists which seems a bit bizarre to me.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #255 on: September 21, 2021, 12:50:45 AM »
my landlord was actually setting up the time fracture event and would eagerly show me pictures of him setting up props on his phone when he came over to fix the boiler which was by that point on the fritz weekly

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #256 on: September 21, 2021, 01:04:13 AM »
the twelfth Doctor is apparently played by a man called daniel dingsdale

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« Reply #257 on: September 21, 2021, 01:35:55 AM »
DINGSDALE!

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #258 on: September 21, 2021, 11:06:09 AM »
also noticed reading about it most of the Doctors are played by impressionists which seems a bit bizarre to me.
Yeah, it's like Big Finish has come to try and crash the TV world's party. Except McGann, who's alive and active in the Doctor Who world, but is only present as archive audio.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #259 on: September 21, 2021, 11:18:06 AM »

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #260 on: September 22, 2021, 10:07:13 AM »
https://metro.co.uk/2021/09/21/john-bishop-bids-farewell-to-doctor-who-as-he-wraps-filming-15294892/

It's kind-of weird to be reading about John Bishop departing the show before his character has even been seen. At least this might put those silly theories about him being the secret next Doctor to bed.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #261 on: September 22, 2021, 10:31:52 AM »
I can't wait to see John Bishop in action as 'Dan'

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #262 on: September 22, 2021, 10:36:11 AM »
Just realised that 'dan' is Japanese for 'master'

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #263 on: September 22, 2021, 10:39:46 AM »
Hmm interesting observation.  Wouldn't surprise me.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #264 on: September 22, 2021, 11:07:31 AM »
Can't believe BritishHobo didn't take up the opportunity to shout DAN at the production team.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #265 on: September 22, 2021, 11:44:08 AM »
Just realised that 'dan' is Japanese for 'master'
I do not think that John Bishop will be able to convincingly play a Japanese man, but I've been wrong before.

Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #266 on: September 22, 2021, 12:00:29 PM »
I do not think that John Bishop will be able to convincingly play a Japanese man, but I've been wrong before.

Would give Chibnall another chance to be ridiculously tone deaf.

Doctor: "There you are Master, Pearl Harbour 1942. Ooooh you'll be battered."

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« Reply #267 on: September 22, 2021, 12:17:26 PM »
I do not think that John Bishop will be able to convincingly play a Japanese man, but I've been wrong before.

Exactly; walking only in a diagonal fashion does not imply any correlation to slanty eye angles of an entire race of people, and I do wish people would stop saying this.  It is an outmoded form of racism and it is unfunny.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #268 on: September 22, 2021, 01:22:02 PM »
Saw some filming pics from Bishop's last day of filming on the regeneration episode.

Bradley Walsh back for it.


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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #269 on: September 22, 2021, 01:31:05 PM »
Bradley Walsh back for it.

fair enough he's the one good thing about it right now

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