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    Bill Nighy and Doctor Who

    On BBC Radio 2's Simon Mayo Show earlier this evening, Bill Nighy (art expert Dr Black in Vincent and the Doctor; Love Actually; ) was interviewed about his role in recently-released movie [i]Pride. ...
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    As far as I remember, the key being used to...

    As far as I remember, the key being used to summon the TARDIS only occurred once. in The Time of The Doctor. In that case, the Doctor had wired "Handles" into the console so that it could control...
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    Sticky: Poll: O.K., it's a bit off-topic, but let's deal with...

    O.K., it's a bit off-topic, but let's deal with these points



    It might not be "franchise fatigue" as such. I remember when I was a kid and Star Wars came out, and I thought it was brilliant,...
  4. Thread: Series 8 news

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    Not used onscreen, but the official BBC Doctor...

    Not used onscreen, but the official BBC Doctor Who website and the Twitter account both use the tagline "It's time you knew him..." with this trailer.

    Some other observations:

    1) Confirmation...
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    Following some recent announcements, it is...

    Following some recent announcements, it is probably worth rounding-up what we know so far. We now have confirmation that Series 8 will have 12 episodes, with a Christmas special to follow. The...
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    BBC One viewers in the UK have just been treated...

    BBC One viewers in the UK have just been treated to a brief teaser for Series 8.

    "The new Doctor lands in August."
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    Sticky: Poll: Joe Russo, co-director of The Winter Soldier, was...

    Joe Russo, co-director of The Winter Soldier, was asked recently about the opening clash between Captain America 3 and "Batman vs Superman."



    That pretty much sums-up the situation. All WB and...
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    Sticky: Poll: The first thing to say is that the comment that I...

    The first thing to say is that the comment that I have bolded misrepresents the article, which makes no claims about the preferences of African-Americans compared to whites. This is what the article...
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    Sticky: Poll: I suspect that Snyder had much the same creative...

    I suspect that Snyder had much the same creative freedom on Man of Steel as most directors would have on a $200M+ blockbuster. In reality, directors who want total creative freedom make low-budget...
  10. Poll: I think that it depended upon what "Kryptonian"...

    I think that it depended upon what "Kryptonian" marker the Book of Rao was programmed to detect. If it was "effects of yellow sun upon Kryptonian physiology" then blue kryptonite would mask that by...
  11. It was certainly shown to be aware of the outside...

    It was certainly shown to be aware of the outside world (or, at least, Clark's experiences of it). For example, in Lazarus, it knew without being told that Clark had come close to killing Lex, and...
  12. By the time we reach Commencement the Jor-El A.I....

    By the time we reach Commencement the Jor-El A.I. has been active on Earth for a couple of years, and spent considerable time with Clark (notably the three months between Covenant and Crusade). ...
  13. She never flies to Krypton unaided. In Veritas,...

    She never flies to Krypton unaided. In Veritas, she flies off with Brainiac, and apparently travels with him through some sort of "time warp" to arrive on Krypton before its destruction. From...
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    Seeing these lists reminds me of a suggestion I...

    Seeing these lists reminds me of a suggestion I once heard: don't charge people when they go into the movie; get them to pay when they leave - and then only if they liked the film. Then the box...
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    Sticky: Poll: Funnily enough, not only did Man of Steel not...

    Funnily enough, not only did Man of Steel not need a second prologue, but the Krypton prologue was also redundant. When Clark enters the scoutship, A.I. Jor-El uses his Marvelous Metallic Moving...
  16. Thread: Series 8 news

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    Couple of interesting points: 1) Samuel...

    Couple of interesting points:

    1) Samuel Anderson is the third cast member from the original National Theatre production of Alan Bennett's play The History Boys to appear in Doctor Who (the others...
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    Sticky: Poll: Comparing development of the MCU and DCCU is...

    Comparing development of the MCU and DCCU is difficult because of the different studio setups. Marvel Studios - having previously handled the sale of movie rights to other studios - established an...
  18. I don't think that they - or anyone else involved...

    I don't think that they - or anyone else involved - set out to make a bad movie. My view is that Snyder and Goyer lacked sufficient talent to make a good one. I can only imagine that they come over...
  19. Just to clarify, I'm not calling that people who...

    Just to clarify, I'm not calling that people who watch stupid action films stupid. All sorts of people watch stupid action films - and watch bad soap operas and listen to cheesy pop songs. It's...
  20. That Zack Snyder interview was with the Japan...

    That Zack Snyder interview was with the Japan Times. Here is the relevant quote:



    Now given how critical I have been of Man of Steel, it might seem surprising when I say that I agree with...
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    This is a show that has had four hiatuses in its...

    This is a show that has had four hiatuses in its first thirteen episodes - and has just begun a fifth hiatus. It has failed to run more than five episodes consecutively without a hiatus, and spread...
  22. Thread: Series 8 news

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    The reason for releasing an official photo of...

    The reason for releasing an official photo of Capaldi in the new costume is simple - they started location filming in Queen Street, Cardiff today, so unofficial pics would have appeared anyway. ...
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    Along with this first pic, we have additional...

    Along with this first pic, we have additional confirmation of writers for Series 8. Although Ben Wheatley is directing both of the first two episodes, they are two separate stories. Steven Moffat...
  24. Poll: QUOTE=Exedore;8020902]Good point but it still...

    QUOTE=Exedore;8020902]Good point but it still wouldn't be exactly the same though. In the S6 plot, the Doctor's age and date/time of death was known. They knew that he would survive and live up until...
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    The post regeneration dialogue runs (and this is my transcription):

    THE DOCTOR: Kidneys! I've got new kidneys! {beat} I don't like the colour.

    CLARA: Of your kidneys?

    The Tardis starts to...
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