8 hours ago on August 1, 2014

I can’t help but being amused by the recent interviews in which basically everyone is like “yeah we’re going back to old principles of Classic Who/RTD era”. even Moffat is chiming in now criticising his own stale writing of old and realising that sometimes he just has to STFU and STFD

Idk how much of that is PR speak - we’ll have to wait and see, I suppose - but for mow I’m all:

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8 hours ago on August 1, 2014
doctorwho247:

Steven Moffat has said that it was “time to get rid of” old Doctor Who.
Speaking to Empire Magazine, Moffat said: “It was time to change. Certain things we were doing a little reflexively. Some of the humour was getting a bit glib. One of the hardest things to notice is when your new idea has become your old idea and it’s time to get rid of it.”
Jenna Coleman added: “It’s amazing how different it feels. It’s darker. The limits feel like they’re being pushed more in terms of the danger and the dread. It’s scarier, that’s for sure.”
Coleman said one of the bigger changes is the pace of the stories: “A producer once told me this is the hardest job because you’re creating characters and telling stories while always on the run. But Steven’s changed the format quite a lot. We have much longer scenes now.”
Ben Wheatley, director of the first two episodes, said: “For me, they’re back to Classic Who, or the mid-Tennant adventures, where you’d tell a story and move on to the next one, less tied up in the final machinations of long plot arcs.
“Capaldi’s his own man but there are elements of Baker and Troughton and Pertwee. He’s inherently funny but inherently brooding and complicated, as a performer and a man.”
Doctor Who Series 8 will begin on Saturday, 23rd August on BBC One.

doctorwho247:

Steven Moffat has said that it was “time to get rid of” old Doctor Who.

Speaking to Empire Magazine, Moffat said: “It was time to change. Certain things we were doing a little reflexively. Some of the humour was getting a bit glib. One of the hardest things to notice is when your new idea has become your old idea and it’s time to get rid of it.”

Jenna Coleman added: “It’s amazing how different it feels. It’s darker. The limits feel like they’re being pushed more in terms of the danger and the dread. It’s scarier, that’s for sure.”

Coleman said one of the bigger changes is the pace of the stories: “A producer once told me this is the hardest job because you’re creating characters and telling stories while always on the run. But Steven’s changed the format quite a lot. We have much longer scenes now.”

Ben Wheatley, director of the first two episodes, said: “For me, they’re back to Classic Who, or the mid-Tennant adventures, where you’d tell a story and move on to the next one, less tied up in the final machinations of long plot arcs.

“Capaldi’s his own man but there are elements of Baker and Troughton and Pertwee. He’s inherently funny but inherently brooding and complicated, as a performer and a man.”

Doctor Who Series 8 will begin on Saturday, 23rd August on BBC One.

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9 hours ago on August 1, 2014
doctorwho247:

Mark Gatiss has said that Peter Capaldi’s Doctor is “fierce”, “funny” and “slightly alarming”.
Speaking to Ham & High Broadway, Gatiss - who will write the third episode of Series 8 - said: “I’ve seen quite a bit of him and he’s absolutely fantastic. Peter’s just got this amazing, fierce, funny, slightly alarming quality to him – he reminds me a lot of Alastair Sim, actually. You’re not quite sure where you stand with him; he’s very funny, but he’s got this glint in his eye and I think it’s a terrific run of episodes.”
“The brilliant thing about Doctor Who is that it’s always changing like the central character - not just the face of the actor, but the direction of the show. David and Matt were both wonderful, but both were very human Doctors and I think it’s time to remind people that the Doctor isn’t always like that. 
Gatiss went on to compare Capaldi’s Doctor to previous incarnations: “He’s that sort of Tom Baker, Jon Pertwee and even Christopher Eccleston style actually: it’s someone who’s not immediately going to be your best friend and can be quite abrupt and rude.”
Doctor Who Series 8 will begin on Saturday, 23rd August on BBC One.

doctorwho247:

Mark Gatiss has said that Peter Capaldi’s Doctor is “fierce”, “funny” and “slightly alarming”.

Speaking to Ham & High Broadway, Gatiss - who will write the third episode of Series 8 - said: “I’ve seen quite a bit of him and he’s absolutely fantastic. Peter’s just got this amazing, fierce, funny, slightly alarming quality to him – he reminds me a lot of Alastair Sim, actually. You’re not quite sure where you stand with him; he’s very funny, but he’s got this glint in his eye and I think it’s a terrific run of episodes.”

“The brilliant thing about Doctor Who is that it’s always changing like the central character - not just the face of the actor, but the direction of the show. David and Matt were both wonderful, but both were very human Doctors and I think it’s time to remind people that the Doctor isn’t always like that. 

Gatiss went on to compare Capaldi’s Doctor to previous incarnations: “He’s that sort of Tom Baker, Jon Pertwee and even Christopher Eccleston style actually: it’s someone who’s not immediately going to be your best friend and can be quite abrupt and rude.”

Doctor Who Series 8 will begin on Saturday, 23rd August on BBC One.

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14 hours ago on August 1, 2014

omg Guardians of the Galaxy is out and I was trying to find out when they’d show it in our local cinema - just to find out it will be released in Germany on Aug, 28th. I have to wait another month?!? WTF?!??

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16 hours ago on August 1, 2014

"This guy’s a lot less human-friendly!”

"This guy’s a lot less human-friendly!”

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17 hours ago on August 1, 2014
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19 hours ago on August 1, 2014
agent-jaselin:

Doctor Sketch

agent-jaselin:

Doctor Sketch

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20 hours ago on August 1, 2014
seiya234:

forgivenalwaysandcompletely:

"… She wasn’t supposed to be looking at the vortex manipulator - originally she was walking past the movie posters for the two Peter Cushing movies. In my head, in the Doctor’s universe those films exist and are a great source of embarrassment to him. Probably Ian and Barbara sold the film rights, after their attendance record got them sacked from Coal Hill School… Later U.N.I.T. bought all the prints of the films, and suppressed them. You see? The fan brain? I’m even trying to figure out the Cushing Doctor!
Sadly, though, we couldn’t afford the rights to the posters! You may now enjoy a moment of spinning rage at Doctor Who's budget and the fact that this show would have to pay for those posters at all - welcome to my life.”
Steven Moffat in DWM #469

wat
wat
waaaaaaat

seiya234:

forgivenalwaysandcompletely:

"… She wasn’t supposed to be looking at the vortex manipulator - originally she was walking past the movie posters for the two Peter Cushing movies. In my head, in the Doctor’s universe those films exist and are a great source of embarrassment to him. Probably Ian and Barbara sold the film rights, after their attendance record got them sacked from Coal Hill School… Later U.N.I.T. bought all the prints of the films, and suppressed them. You see? The fan brain? I’m even trying to figure out the Cushing Doctor!

Sadly, though, we couldn’t afford the rights to the posters! You may now enjoy a moment of spinning rage at Doctor Who's budget and the fact that this show would have to pay for those posters at all - welcome to my life.”

Steven Moffat in DWM #469

wat

wat

waaaaaaat

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21 hours ago on August 1, 2014

We all change. When you think about it, we’re all different people all through our lives, and that’s okay, that’s good, you gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be.

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23 hours ago on August 1, 2014
downto142:

frettedtoflame:

renrevenge:



I’M FUCKING SCREAMING OMGGGGGG THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE 90S TO ROMANTICIZED BY NON-90S KIDS FUCK

I feel like a legend.

downto142:

frettedtoflame:

renrevenge:

I’M FUCKING SCREAMING OMGGGGGG THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE 90S TO ROMANTICIZED BY NON-90S KIDS FUCK

I feel like a legend.

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1 day ago on July 31, 2014

acciothenoseofvoldemort:

So my mom just told me Moffat’s hiring a female writer!

I’m on mobile and I don’t have a link, but if it’s true, that’s exciting.

However, let’s remember that this doesn’t clear Moffat of any previous sexism. I’m hoping this means he’s becoming more progressive and open-minded, but we don’t know the story behind it all and his own writing could still be sexist as hell. But this is still good news if it’s true.

Actually they announced a female writer…. who is writing the 12th story in Puffin’s series of Doctor Who adventures. So not actually the show… :/

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2014/jul/31/holly-black-12th-doctor-12-stories-peter-capaldi-doctor-who

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1 day ago on July 31, 2014

screamoftheshalka:

Some of my favorite tweets from the Doctor Who Cast.

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1 day ago on July 31, 2014
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1 day ago on July 31, 2014
doctorwho247:

Peter Capaldi has spoken on the differences between his Doctor and previous incarnations.
Speaking in the latest issue of SciFiNow Magazine, Capaldi said: “The constituency of the audience needs to be reassured that it’s fine. Whether it’s fine or not, I’m not sure. The Doctor is as he has always been, and he is also totally different. That’s the great thing about Doctor Who; it carries its past with it all the time, so he brings the past with him, even if he’s different.
“I think if people think he’s different, they’re really meaning in contrast to Matt and David, who were both very amiable. He’s probably not as user friendly as they are. But he’s still unmistakably Doctor Who.”
He added: “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for every single Doctor that there’s been, so I just sort of stand on their shoulders. It’s due to each and every one of their individual talent and charisma and gifts that the show’s still here. So I don’t have a specific Doctor that I look to, but I look to them all, and I do look to them all.”
On the Doctor’s relationship with Clara, Capaldi said: “It’s not romantic, but it’s not without love.”
Doctor Who Series 8 will begin on Saturday, 23rd August on BBC One.

doctorwho247:

Peter Capaldi has spoken on the differences between his Doctor and previous incarnations.

Speaking in the latest issue of SciFiNow Magazine, Capaldi said: “The constituency of the audience needs to be reassured that it’s fine. Whether it’s fine or not, I’m not sure. The Doctor is as he has always been, and he is also totally different. That’s the great thing about Doctor Who; it carries its past with it all the time, so he brings the past with him, even if he’s different.

“I think if people think he’s different, they’re really meaning in contrast to Matt and David, who were both very amiable. He’s probably not as user friendly as they are. But he’s still unmistakably Doctor Who.”

He added: “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for every single Doctor that there’s been, so I just sort of stand on their shoulders. It’s due to each and every one of their individual talent and charisma and gifts that the show’s still here. So I don’t have a specific Doctor that I look to, but I look to them all, and I do look to them all.”

On the Doctor’s relationship with Clara, Capaldi said: “It’s not romantic, but it’s not without love.”

Doctor Who Series 8 will begin on Saturday, 23rd August on BBC One.

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1 day ago on July 31, 2014

cathyhebe:

New version of DW DVD ⊙▽⊙

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