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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #540 on: October 14, 2021, 01:31:15 PM »
Are they very small? Or invisible?

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #541 on: October 14, 2021, 01:54:23 PM »
Did he mean to say Vardan and fuck up the joke?

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #542 on: October 14, 2021, 02:32:19 PM »
There's some pictures here

https://twitter.com/gbsheard/status/1448579934964834311

Glad to see the probic vent still there.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #543 on: October 14, 2021, 02:49:48 PM »
There's some pictures here

https://twitter.com/gbsheard/status/1448579934964834311

Glad to see the probic vent still there.

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I've got chills, the kind I haven't experienced since the 80s seeing these guys for the first time. This may just turn out to be the best series in all of Who history, and to think, it's only six episodes

cute bit of enthusiasms

Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #544 on: October 14, 2021, 03:51:47 PM »
The good news is that RTD can recycle the costumes and put them in something watchable.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #545 on: October 14, 2021, 03:58:22 PM »
strax found dead in a rabbit warren in brecon beacons

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #546 on: October 14, 2021, 04:35:47 PM »
It makes me glad this is going to be broadcast virtually unnoticed with everyone waiting to see what RTD does.

I actually worry that the wider public may have caught vague news of RTD’s return, seen adverts for Chibnall’s final series and put 2+2 together wrongly to assume RTD has gone shit.

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« Reply #547 on: October 14, 2021, 04:45:18 PM »
Called it - five of the six episodes written solo by Chibnall and one co-write with Maxine Alderton. Oh god.

Alderton did the one episode of ChibWho (Villa Diodati) that everyone agrees is good, so hopefully that bodes at least a little, tiny bit well?

No, probably not.

strax found dead in a rabbit warren in brecon beacons

Tried to Google that because I vaguely remember the new story you're talking about, and instead found this wonderful picture of "the world's biggest rabbit":


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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #548 on: October 14, 2021, 05:46:15 PM »
strax found dead in a rabbit warren in brecon beacons

That’ll teach him. These days nobody uses directions provided by Thomas Thomas any more.

Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #549 on: October 14, 2021, 06:35:50 PM »
Does this new series have individual titles or is it Flux Part one, two. three etc?

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #550 on: October 14, 2021, 06:49:28 PM »
1. Flux Capacitor
2. Flux Aeterna
3. What The Actual Flux
4. Never Mind The Flux, Here’s The Weeping Angels
5. Let’s Get The Flux Out Of Here
6. Behold The Field Where I Grow My Flux, You Will See That It Is Barren

Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #551 on: October 14, 2021, 07:05:23 PM »
I haven't read all of DWM yet but Chibnall talks about "episode one" at one point.

Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #552 on: October 14, 2021, 08:34:58 PM »
I actually worry that the wider public may have caught vague news of RTD’s return, seen adverts for Chibnall’s final series and put 2+2 together wrongly to assume RTD has gone shit.

I think the most widely believed explanation for the odd timing of the RTD announcement is that they wanted to get ahead of a leak, but I can't help wondering if the BBC was concerned about the dearth of publicity that Chibnall was giving them to put out for S13, and put out the RTD news instead just for the sake of getting the programme into the news, and thus into people's heads, ahead of the somewhat lacklustre build-up to the new series.

Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #553 on: October 14, 2021, 08:37:09 PM »
Here's something to ponder on: this series of DW is Chibnall's Children of Earth.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #554 on: October 14, 2021, 08:46:47 PM »
The scary thing to me is, suppose John Bishop turns out to actually be really good, possibly even the best thing in this, like Tate, Lucas and Walsh before him?

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #555 on: October 14, 2021, 08:52:07 PM »
Fair play, those new Sontarans look great.

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« Reply #556 on: October 14, 2021, 09:17:32 PM »
The scary thing to me is, suppose John Bishop turns out to actually be really good, possibly even the best thing in this, like Tate, Lucas and Walsh before him?

Is that scary? If so, why?

If he's as good as Walsh, then at least Flux will have one thing going for it.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #557 on: October 14, 2021, 09:27:36 PM »
Tried to Google that because I vaguely remember the new story you're talking about, and instead found this wonderful picture of "the world's biggest rabbit":

big rabbit! was thinking of this ha

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #558 on: October 14, 2021, 09:32:24 PM »
Yeah, I remembered it was badgers a bit later. Great reference, regardless.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #559 on: October 14, 2021, 10:00:56 PM »
Here's something to ponder on: this series of DW is Chibnall's Children of Earth.

The comparison had crossed my mind, but the gulf of difference between their respective writers just nullifies any similarity.


The defining characteristics of Children of Earth - whatever you might consider them to be, but let’s say for the sake of argument gritty mood, confident and well-paced storytelling, compelling characters performed by actors with conviction - none of these will be present in series 13.


In series 13 you will have plots that are simultaneously too empty to fill their time and too rushed with breathless, meaningless dialogue, you’ll have just nothing, I can’t even be bothered listing all the different types of nothing.


We know it already.  Let’s reset this shit RTD; let’s go

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #560 on: October 14, 2021, 10:12:40 PM »
Honestly sort of wish they'd just leave Doctor Who off the telly until the 60th, so it feels like a big, thrilling return without any more Chibnall mediocrity dampening enthusiasm.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #561 on: October 14, 2021, 10:18:30 PM »
Is that scary? If so, why?

If he's as good as Walsh, then at least Flux will have one thing going for it.

Maybe “scary” was the wrong word. But it’d mean Chibnall actually got something right, and the implications of that, now that IS scary…

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #562 on: October 14, 2021, 10:21:54 PM »
He's managed to get a few things right already - Walsh, obviously. The Anamorphic cameras are nice. I like the theme tune and intro, and the visualisation of the time vortex. And, uh...

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #563 on: October 14, 2021, 10:41:40 PM »
Never really got the love for the latest theme tune.  To me it just sounds like the Delia Derbyshire version being played from a ghetto blaster in the cupboard under the stairs, with some old screws and stuff rattling around on a shelf because of it.


I love the original Delia Derbyshire version.  Smothering it under a duvet doesn’t bring out the best in it, I’m sorry to say.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #564 on: October 14, 2021, 10:43:11 PM »
Honestly sort of wish they'd just leave Doctor Who off the telly until the 60th, so it feels like a big, thrilling return without any more Chibnall mediocrity dampening enthusiasm.

Certainly agree with this.  What we don’t need is enthusiasm raised by news of RTD’s return being crushed by people accidentally tuning into Chibnall’s third series.

Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #565 on: October 14, 2021, 10:54:22 PM »
Don't forget the three big specials including a 100th anniversary of the BBC special and a regeneration. All presumably regurgitated by Chibnall.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #566 on: October 14, 2021, 10:55:26 PM »
I actually worry that the wider public may have caught vague news of RTD’s return, seen adverts for Chibnall’s final series and put 2+2 together wrongly to assume RTD has gone shit.

Or that he's drastically improved.

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« Reply #567 on: October 15, 2021, 12:04:13 AM »
Do you honestly think Chibnall is a more capable writer than RTD?

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Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #568 on: October 15, 2021, 12:10:17 AM »
Maybe he's pointing out that the general public might not be very clever.  Broadchurch was inexplicably popular, for example.


RTD's Doctor Who was stupendously popular, though, so that argument wouldn't really hold.

Re: Doctor Who Series 13: Goodbye, Mr. Chibs
« Reply #569 on: October 15, 2021, 01:57:50 PM »
Every single episode of the new series is written by Mr Chibnall.

One episode is co-written with a new writer.

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