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Okay, let’s take a break from all this horror and talk about #DoctorWho for a moment. First things first, I thought it looked beautiful, great production design, amazing cinematography, the casting was great, the lighting was wonderful, much of the CGI looked a generation better.
As to the plot, well, I think you have to look at first appearances of new Doctors as doing two things - telling the story of the week story and establishing the show’s new status quo and the new Doctor. Honestly that doesn’t normally lend itself to a great main plot...
... and this was no real exception. The baddie was beautiful but also a bit lame, his motivation a bit crappy, his plan confusing and the resolution was a bit formulaic. Like a 6/10 story of the week. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing special.
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New series, new Doctor, now #tweetnotes threads!

MUTE FOR SPOILERS as we delve into The Woman Who Fell To Earth. #DoctorWho
DW-TWWFTE: With so many new characters to introduce there’s neat trick here: we start with two different Who episodes - the ‘odd artefact’ mystery and the ‘dangerous creature’ seige. #tweetnotes
DW-TWWFTE: While Ryan and Yaz get sucked into one story and work to make sense of it, Graham and Grace are saved by the Doctor in the other.

And then it all links up. That’s canny. It’s a lot of what Who does, intercut and with all the new leads quickly bedded in. #tweetnotes
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A new season of @bbcdoctorwho began last night with an episode entitled "The Woman Who Fell To Earth."

Yes, the 13th Doctor is a woman and that woman is #JodieWhittaker. There was been the expected sexist push back, and may they eat crow.

She was amazing.


I have watched #DoctorWho for what feels like my entire life. Tom Baker was my first Doctor, but I love all of them in their own way.

Jodie still has some miles to go before she surpasses Tom or my personal favorite, Number 10, David Tennant, but she's on her way.

Last night was hands down the best and most exciting series premiere in the series' entire 55 year history. But it was also the strongest and best debut of any new Doctor.

Lucky 13 is amazing and I am dead excited about the future of #DoctorWho now.

The future is female.
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To all the misogynistic assholes trolling the new season of #DoctorWho , please fuck the hell right off.

There was always the possibility that the Doctor would come back as a woman.

There have been allusions throughout the series.

The Master already broke the ice.

In fact, it would have become a study in the ridiculous had the possibility not become the reality sooner than later.

If you're a REAL fan of the show & it's premise then you would love the Doctor in all of her/his permutations.

That's the magic.


#DoctorWho @bbcdoctorwho
Sometimes the Doctor is young, sometimes old. Sometimes the Doctor is cranky, others sexy. You never know what you're going to get and that's what makes it such an amazing journey.

So now she has a fucking vagina. Deal.

Grow the fuck up.

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So, let the screaming begin - I'm going to argue why #DoctorWho shouldn't be a woman. But not for the reasons you might think. (Thread.)
Before you start baying for my blood, however, I need to make clear that the issue isn't one about gender. In fact, I think Jodie Whittaker is an excellent actor, and wish her best of luck.

For the issue is not, in fact, about gender.
It is, in a roundabout way, about Kevin Costner and Henry Cavill, or rather, Jonathan and Clark Kent/Superman as they portrayed them in 'Man of Steel'. In summary, what a waste.
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Is there a reason we’re rocking out to Bohemian Rhapsody ahead of the #GoodOmens panel?
Some thing make zero sense. #nycc
Whoopi Goldberg enters to We Will Rock You. I’m beginning to assume the #GoodOmens soundtrack is All Queen All The Time
It’s a toss up between Tennant and Hamm for biggest audience response upon entrance. #GoodOmens
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It is claustrophobic: the sound of your own breathing mixes with the fear of asphyxiation.

It is impersonal: only the eyes peering through the sockets betray any humanity.

It is totemic: the sum of our fears, and for some - their desires.

This is the story of the gas mask...
Whilst the spacesuit is the symbol of progress, the gas mask is the sign of the apocalypss. In popular culture it signifies that science has turned against us. Nothing good is happening if people are in respirators...
The first chemical masks were work by Venitian plague doctors: a bird-like mask, the beak stuffed with lavender, matched with full length coat and hat. It was a terrifying sight - the grim reaper come to apply poultices to your tumours.
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As it's #BookLoversDay today I'll be sharing a few books that I love.

'De gustibus non disputandum est...'
The Usborne Pocketbook Haunted Houses: Ghosts & Spectres (1979). Genuinely terrifying stories for over-curious children! #BookLoversDay
The Stainless Steel Rat, by Harry Harrison. Sphere Science Fiction, 1978. Cover by Peter Elson. A genuine pleasure to read. #BookLoversDay
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In 1989 the BBC killed off #DoctorWho. The corporation said the series was being 'rested'; the fans suspected it was dead as an Adric. But then an unlikely saviour emerged to carry #DrWho through the wilderness years.

This is the story of the Virgin New Adventures...
Both Michael Grade and Jonathan Powell, BBC Directors in the 1980s, disliked #DoctorWho. They felt it was outdated, violent and cheap-looking. Ratings were awful, exacerbated by terrible scheduling. Relations with producer John Nathan-Turner had also hit rock bottom.
Grade had already paused the series in 1985, and insisted Colin Baker leave the show in 1987. By 1989, with Nathan-Turner ready to leave and script editor Andrew Cartmel already gone, Jonathan Powell pulled the plug on the whole thing.
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The world’s falling apart, obviously, but that was probably always going to happen during the 18 months we’ve had no #doctorwho. Thankfully though, things are about to get much, much better.
While I'm momentarily delving into the depths of my nerd lunacy (instead of being a political commentator or trying to finish off a conference talk I'm delivering in a couple of days) you may as well get this Tardis wallpaper I made the other day:…
I'm not going to apologize. In addition to being deeply confused about the state of the world, politically active and actively working in tech, I'm also an unbelievable dork. May as well own it. #DoctorWhoTrailer #doctorwho
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After rummaging through a closet that I swear employs TARDIS technology, I found the @TerryMooreArt books I was looking for, + a few I had plumb forgot about. I'll spread these pics out over several days.
While the cover art may be familiar, these aren't actually SiP comic books.
I'll post another pic later this evening. (FYI: I'm in CA.) Years ago, Maida Carpio Scott (RIP) posted a then comprehensive @TerryMooreArt checklist online. Alas, that site appears to be defunct. Many of the publications I'll be spotlighting were on that list, but a few were not.
Not the pic I planned on sharing tonight, but fate intervened. It was announced today that @realbdw will be reprising his Lando role in SW IX. Issue 5 of @DarkHorseComics 1999 @StarWars Tales features Lando covers (photo cover shown) and the @TerryMooreArt story A Summer's Dream.
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We are just shy of a full #Doctorwho #bingo board.
We have #riversong, #amypond, #rory, #osgoode, #donnaNoble #cyberman, #weepingangel, #k9, #dalek, spaceman(who turned out the lights) and doctors 1,4,7,9,10,11,12, and 13 ❤

If u got one that aint listed, drop on by g-2 #DCC 😂
Harkness! We've got #captain #jackHarkness 😊
I got back to my sister's house. Put my other pj pants on.
Laid down, waiting for the rain to stop so we could get drawing stuff out of the car.... And poof!
It was the next morning 😂

So.... Here we go, end of the show!
We only made it to 20 if 25 unique Who costumes-
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Danger: a LONG thread of ridiculously overcomplicated nonsense about #DoctorWho TARDIS minutiae is imminent. Feel free to mute me! This time it’s about those 1960s photo-blowup walls. I’ve been thinking about them WAY too hard. Thread starts... NOW! 👇
1/ It seems that it was always planned that one wall of the TARDIS would be taken up by a photographic blowup - although the original plan was that the centre of each photo roundel would be cut out to allow for backlighting.
2/ The pilot featured two photo blowups, each 14ft wide by 12ft high, printed on cloth (even though the design plan specified hardboard) and joined in the centre - you can just see the join, hidden behind one of the light boxes, as the perspective/shadows abruptly change.
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Some kind people said they missed my Saturday night TARDIS blather yesterday, so I promised I’d rustle summat up today. So here begins a thread about the TARDIS lamp (THRILLING, EH?) in classic #DoctorWho. I’ve not really prepared this one so sorry if it’s a bit shambolic 😅 1/
Okay, so real police boxes - by the time we get to the TARDIS type anyway - had a fresnel lensed lamp with a round, domed cap and 4 vertical struts, standing on a shallow square plinth. I like the word ‘plinth’ 👍 2/
The original 1963 TARDIS prop copied this very faithfully - it’s actually *really* hard to find good pictures of the original lamp, but hopefully you can kind of see what it looked like 👍 3/
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[Thread 10] Allez, c'est parti pour #Halloween. Je vais devoir me coltiner tous les monstres et les tueurs en séries imaginables.
Ce soir c'est la fête à l'hôtel. Les salons ont été loués pour une nuit très spéciale: La fête des morts, morts-vivants, fantômes et autres…
Ce sont des étudiants qui ont organisés cette #HALLOWEENPARTY. Apparemment, ils ont prévus quelques surprises.
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