Through Time & Space: The Doctor Who Thread

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Postby TheTimeWanderer » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:44 pm

The PB has summoned up a version of Ian Levine's animated version of Shada, I would snatch it up while one is able.
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Re: Through Time & Space: The Doctor Who Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:37 am

Quite a funny little Tennant scene hidden in here --
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... O_kiYQ-R0U
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Re: Through Time & Space: The Doctor Who Thread

Postby Oliver Judd » Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:52 pm

An Adventure In Space & Time just aired. Very good indeed - David Bradley in particular was an unexpectedly inspired choice for Hartnell. Even if the 50th ends up not meeting expectations, at least we'll have this charming little docudrama. :gopher:

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Re: Through Time & Space: The Doctor Who Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:44 pm

Unpopular opinion alert:

An Adventure in Space and Time is a good film, but quite frankly David Bradley is no William Hartnell. He's quite a bit older than Bill and every time they have him play a scene from the show, Bradley plays it very flatly, without any of the charm and skill of the original. Strange. You could say, conversely, Bill Hartnell is no David Bradley, in the sense that he holds the screen, and is believable in a different way than Hartnell would seem capable of, but .... well, Bradley gave new meaning to "The Massacre" tonight. By massacring it. Playing him as ill, befuddled and confused to this level doesn't capture the irascible, difficult but undeniable force that was Hartnell himself.

Also, Polly's costume is wrong. (And Ben looks too feminine.) I was surprised that I liked their Ian.

The little documentary afterward suggests that, in the back of his head, Mark Gatiss would have wanted to play Bill Hartnell himself, somehow. He's putting on all the mannerisms.

Bradley certainly looks like Hartnell, and has a charm that he lacked. And Verity Lambert will never be more beautiful and charming than as played by Jessica Raine. So there's that.
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Re: Through Time & Space: The Doctor Who Thread

Postby TheTimeWanderer » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:38 pm

Absolutely agree.

The scene from The Massacre was the most disappointing moment of the whole thing, even without being able to see it (yet, here's to hoping rumors of it's return are true), Hartnell played that scene with such full emotion (http://picosong.com/qGcZ/), while when Bradley was doing it it was incredibly flat and only emotional in the different way of it being sad to see a man having everything change around him.

No one can be as William Hartnell as Hartnell was, and it shows. But as a film, I will most certainly be watching it again, as it's certainly a wonderful hour and 20 minute tribute to those struggling first years.
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Re: Through Time & Space: The Doctor Who Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:30 am

There's a making-of doc. You see Mark Gatiss doing the voice of Bernard Bresslaw, of all people ... and Reece Shearsmith regenerating into Mark Gatiss as John Pertwee, which is .... just stupid, really. I'd rather have not seen Troughton in the special, though Shearsmith gets his essence across, sort of.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/b9b5535c63af ... o2_500.jpg
http://31.media.tumblr.com/d9f771f2030e ... 1_1280.jpg

Who am I kidding - they're cosplayers having a laugh.

http://31.media.tumblr.com/805765924221 ... o2_500.gif
http://notfspurejam.tumblr.com/post/677 ... ird-doctor

And this shot is .... where is Matt standing exactly? Oh well.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/37a7c7ea783f ... 3_1280.png

I can't really fault the film too badly though. For all its dramatic license this is about as good as a film on this subject matter could realistically be.

Kind of worth it for this shot:
http://31.media.tumblr.com/076ae13d80da ... r1_500.png
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Re: Through Time & Space: The Doctor Who Thread

Postby TheTimeWanderer » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:16 am

Yeah it was dumb, sure. But Gatiss is certainly the kind of fan who would cosplay and have that kind of fun just for the sake of doing it. Sure it's stupid, but when the situation allows for harmless fun, you have harmless fun.

[Examples]
The Kidnappers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-HsqArxhWU
The Pitch of Fear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPodPoVO1b4
The Web of Caves: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xETlYacSCHE
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