Archive for February, 2011

February 28, 2011

THE DOCTOR WHO EXPERIENCE LAUNCHES

The most interactive and biggest Doctor Who experience has now launched in London with some very special guests, including the Doctor himself, Matt Smith.

The exhibition boasts Doctor Who from day 1 with several costumes restored for the event. You get to pilot the Tardis, see the evolution of the Daleks and the Cybermen and loads more. the oldest costume is one of the Ice Warriors from the 60s but the most exciting thing for me was seeing the restored Zygon costume by Mike Tucker. Sweet Jesus if this doesn’t convince the production team to bring them back, I don’t know what will.

I haven’t been yet but I will get to visit it and i can’t wait.

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February 28, 2011

DOCTOR WHO CONTINUITY MISTAKE COLD BLOOD

In this episode the Silurian general orders the Doctor and the human executed following the death of Alaya. The Doctor uses the sonci screwdriver to disarm the Silurian weapons.

Now Matt Smith decided he would hold the sonic straight up as the wepons explode in the guards’ hands to convey the sonic wasn’t designed as a weapon.

Now if you watch carefully, the Doctor does indeed hold the sonic straight up as he disarms the Silurians but when the shots cut away, the sonic is pointed straight at them like a gun. Maybe Matt forgot.

February 28, 2011

DID SARAH JANE FORGET THE FIVE DOCTORS EVER HAPPENED?

When Sarah Jane reappeared in School Reunion, she has severe issues with the Doctor never having reappeared in her life, claiming she waited and thought he was dead.

But wait a minute, discounting the various comic  strips and novels that have teamed Sarah up with later Doctors, her claims just don’t make sense.

Firstly, the Doctor sent her K9 as a present. a sure indicator he hadn’t forgotten her and was still alive. Granted this happened whn Tom Baker was on the cusp of regenerating into Peter Davison but still, it was years after Sarah was forced to leave the Tardis.

But the biggie for me was when Sarah was taken by the time scoop and thrown into not only meeting the third incarnation but meeting all five of the current Doctors.

Although I understand it was dramatically necessary for the story, Russell T Davies seems to have turned a blind eye to these events so School Reunion becomes more effective but for someone with the whole Target collection of books in his office, he did make a boob.

But ultimately it was the perfect springboard for the new Sarah Jane Adventures but for these two, the connection will never be broken.

February 28, 2011

TORCHWOOD MISTAKE ONE END OF DAYS

At the end of Torchwood’s first season, Jack is alone in the office when the Doctor’s amputated hand from the Christmas Invasion begins to react as the sound of the Tardis materialising fills the room. Papers fly about the place indicating the Tardis is landing right there. When Gwen and the others return Jack is gone and they comment on the mess.

However, in Utopia, we see Jack racing to reach the Tardis which has landed above ground, completely at odds with the finale cliffhanger. Am I the only person tha notices these things?

February 27, 2011

SEASON OF THE WITCH MOVE REVIEW

Brilliant!!!

February 27, 2011

PREDATORS MOVIE REVIEW

A movie with so many possibiliies that never quite gells yet screams for another sequel

February 27, 2011

GULLIVER’S TRAVELS MOVIE REVIEW

Well, that’s another two hours I’ll never get back

February 27, 2011

SPACE CHIMPS MOVIE REVIEW

Well, that’s one and a half hours I’ll never  get back

February 27, 2011

THE MASTER YOU CAN’T HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER

 EVER SINCE HE FIRST APPEARED IN TERROR OF THE AUTONS AND BECAME THE BANE OF THE THIRD DOCTOR’S EXISTENCE, THE MASTER IS SYNOMINOUS WITH THE WORD DOCTOR WHO.

ORIGINALLY DESIGNED AS THE DOCTOR’S VERSION OF MORIARTY, THE MASTER AND THE DOCTOR HAD A HISTORY LONG BEFORE THEIR TELEVISION ADVENTURES.

A FELLOW TIMELORD, THEY WENT TO SCHOOL TOGETHER AND IN THE END OF TIME WE LEARNED THEY KNEW EACH OTHER PRESCHOOL AND USED TO PLAY IN THE GROUNDS OF THE MASTER’S FATHER’S ESTATE.

WHY THEY FELL OUT AND BECAME MORTAL ENEMIES WAS EXPLORED IN THE MISSING ADVENTURES NOVEL THE DARK PATH WHERE THE SECOND DOCTOR CAME ACROSS HIS OLD FRIEND AND GAVE MORE DEPTH TO THEIR REALTIONSHIP.

OVER THE YEARS, THE MASTER HAS BEEN CENTRE OF SOME OF THE BEST STORIES EVER AND THERE WAS A PLAN TO KILL HIM OFF AS THE CHARACTER HAD BECOME OVERUSED. UNFORTUNATELY THE TRAGIC DEATH OF ROGER DELGADO IN A CAR ACCIDENT PUT PAID TO THAT,

THE CHARACTER WAS GONE UNTIL THE DEADLY ASSASSIN WHERE A BADLY DECAYED MASTER TEETERING ON THE EDGE OF DEATH RETURNED TO GALLIFREY TO STEAL THE ROD AND SASH OF RASSILON TO EXTEND HIS LIFE. HE WAS WILLING TO DESTROY HIS HOME TO SAVE HIMSELF, A PLAN FOILED BY THE DOCTOR BUT CONTINUED ON TRAKEN WHERE HE STOLE THE KEEPERSHIP AND GOT HIMSELF A NEW BODY.

NOW PLAYED BY ANTHONY AINLEY, HE WAS TO BE THE BANE OF THE FIFTH, SIXTH AND SEVENTH DOCTOR’S EXISTENCE ONCE AGAIN TO VARYING DEGREES OF SUCCESS.

IN THE 5 DOCTORS HE IS SENT BY THE TIME LORDS TO SAVE THE DOCTORS FROM THE DEATH ZONE OFFRING HIM A NEW SET OF REGENERATIONS.

HE WAS BECOMING STALE AS  A CHARACTER BUT SOMETHING NEW CAME IN SURVIVAL THE FINAL CLASSIC WHO STORY WHERE HE WAS INFECTED BY THE CHEETAH PALNET, TURNING HIM INTO A PRIMEVAL BEAST. SOMETHING NEW AT LAST AND A BRILLIANT TURN BY AINLEY.

WHEN THE AMERICAN DOCTOR WHO MOVIE CAME ABOUT, IT WAS THE MASTER CHOSEN TO FACE PAUL MCGANN’S  DOCTOR STILL FINDING WAYS  TO CHEAT DEATH AS EXPANDED UPON BY THE NOVEL LUNGBARROW.

BUT RUSSELL T DAVIES MASTER WAS THE MOST EXTREME OF ALL AND PERHAPS THE MSOT SYMPATHETIC AS IT REVEALED THE TIME LORDS USED HIM BY PLACING A SIGNAL IN HIS HEAD THAT DROVE HIM MAD. THE LINK WAS RASSILON’S LAST ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE THE TIME WAR AND IT ALMOST SUCCEEDED UNTIL THE MASTER SAVED THE DOCTOR AND HURLED THE TIME LORDS AND GALLIFREY BACK INTO THE TIME WAR, RESULTING IN THE MASTER BEING PULLED IN TOO.

THE CHARACTER WORKS ON SO MANY LEVELS, WIFE BEATER, HIS DESIRE FOR POWER KNEW NO BOUNDS, CASUALLY WIPING OUT ONE TENTH OF MANKIND JUST TO PUT HIS STAMP ON MANKIND YET HE HAS AFFECTION FOR THOSE THAT CAN HELP HIM OVER THE YEARS, EVEN FOR JO GRANT WHEN HE HAS HER PRISONER. ONE COULD SO FAR TO SAY THE MASTER DOESN’T REALLY WANT TO KILL THE DOCTOR, HE SEEMS TO THRIVE ON THEIR RIVALRY, AS IF IT GIVES HIM A REASON TO EXIST AND CHANNEL HIS INSANITY.

AS HE SAID ONCE, “THE UNIVERSE WITHOUT THE DOCTOR SCARCELY BARES THINKING ABOUT.” FOR ALL HIS HATRED, IT SEEMS HE REALLY HAS A SOFT SPOT FOR HIS OLD FRIEND. THAT SAID, TRAPPED IN THE TIME WAR, WHO KNOWS WHAT MISCHIEF HE CAN STILL CAUSE?

SOMETHING TELLS ME WE HAVEN’T SEEN THE LAST OF HIM.

February 27, 2011

DOCTOR WHO GREATEST SHOW IN THE GALAXY FANPAGE

THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF DOCTOR WHO FANPAGES ALL OVER THE PLACE. THIS IS ONE I CAM E ACROSS AND LIKED IT. ANYTHING THAT PROMOTES THE SHOW IS GOOD AND  I LIKE THE INFORMALITY OF IT; IT FEELS LIKE A COFFEE SHOP, SOMEWHERE YOU CAN GO TO CATCH UP WITH OLD FRIENDS AND ENGAGE IN DISCUSSIONS OR SMALL TALK. YOU CAN OPO IN JUST TO SEE WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE WORLD OF DOCTOR WHO AND YOU MAY DISCOVER SOMETHING GOING ON YOU NEVE KNEW ABOUT. POP IN, HAVE A LOOK AND CLICK ON LIKE.