I really like the Curator's modern take on the Sixth Doctor's costume. Nicely done. I just wish the cast photos were better balanced. The characters on the left are confident and direct while the ones on the right are...well, I don't know what they're doing.
First of all i think The Cover with The Purple, London and The Background behind the characters being part of The 2nd Doctor Title sequence looks great
But regarding Colin as The Curator 2.0 i am mixed about- the concept of The Doctor that can change his face without regenerating is kinda neat in theory i think i would have been okay with it had BF not announced Doctor of War with Colin Baker as The War Doctor 2.0 i just think that it feels like a retread, don't get me wrong Colin is a great actor but i feel like there is an over saturation at the moment and that they should have had either Tom back or another face entirely.
i guess we will all find out next month but yeah just has a weird feeling
All very apocalyptic soundings as per norm for these 16 parters, and we even get the usual hint that something might shift companion-wise. Believe it when I hear it.
Colin Baker as the Curator, sure why not. The costume looks neat. Though if being able to change his face at whim was such a core component of Moffat’s creation, bit strange it hasn’t come up anywhere before, even when Moffat himself expanded on the character in his novelisation of The Day of the Doctor.
As for the Zakia as a companion speculation…I must admit I’d completely forgotten she was even in Stranded 3 and remember practically nothing of her in the first two apart from the twist in Baker Street Irregulars. Couldn’t even attempt to describe her personality.
I still haven't heard anything of this, besides the trailer for #1..
I was really up on Vol. 3, but I may have been on acid.
No, I really did enjoy 3. And it made me appreciate Paul was NOT sounding bored in 1 and 2..he was not finding it hard to record in his spare room rather than a studio - he really put in thought to how The Doctor would react to bein stuck on Earth once more. Paul knew Pertwee from TV as we know from interviews so I bet he nicked his brusqueness for inspiration.
My review is a few pajes back on the thread but I called it one of my upper BF boxes of last year and I stand by it, despite some character stuff that jars - "we cant interfere with politics here, its Earth!" when they literally overthrow a regime on another planet one story earlier...
Just noticed Ron isn't going to be in the final box set. Not that surprising after Stranded 3 but that makes me kinda sad. I like Ron.
A little surprising - he survived until 2030 so he certainly should be in the present day still... unless that's something that's changed due to the temporal chaos?
It could indeed be because the timeline changed between Stranded 3 and 4, given the synopsis of the last box set. Tony is in this, I wonder wether we'll see him on his own because the Doctor couldn't prevent a shift in the present timeline ? Kinda like with Ron in Stranded 3, who had to live without Tony because there was nothing the Doctor could do to stop Divine Intervention between 2020 and 2030.
You know, a part of me is hoping that after Stranded the next few boxsets will be more comedic in nature. Make for a real nice palette cleanser I think. Maybe you could even do a Chase type scenario where the Doctor finds himself pursued across Space and Time or he has to pull off a heist which eventually comes to fruition in the last boxset? Would also lead nicely into the Time War series where everything is all doom and gloom and has gone to pot.
Even envisaged a possible ending for this set where just as the Doctor and whoever is continuing to travel with him are about to take off, a knock is heard on the front door....
To reveal Robert Jezek making a triumphant return as Frobisher, extremely out of breath and who says “I’ve been looking for you everywhere!”
Stranded 1 was a really refreshing breath of fresh air. Problem for me was that once the TARDIS started working in Stranded 2 the TARDIS crew effectively ceased to be stranded and it was (almost) back to business as usual. I think they got the TARDIS working again too quickly, they should have left them stranded until the end of boxset 4. Maybe the Stranded concept proved too limiting for the writers and too difficult to stretch out for 16 episodes, so they effectively ended it after 4 episodes. I have not disliked what we got in Stranded 2 and 3, they are fine for what they are, but I am a bit disappointed that the concept of the TARDIS crew being genuinely stranded was abandoned so early on in the series. I was enjoying it and would have liked it to last a bit longer.
That’s…uhh…surprising. I love me some Colin, but I’m not immediately sure I like this idea, I quite like(d?) the thought of the Doctor returning to a favoured old regeneration for his quiet retirement and last life. Kind of takes away from that if he does it more than once.
THAT SAID — we have no idea how this plays out yet, and it would be unfair of me to preemptively judge without hearing the full story context. So for now, I will reserve judgement and just be pleased that we’re getting *even more* Colin material!
I could have sworn the line from day indicated he enjoyed revisiting old favorites. Plural.
At any rate, I'm going to have to relisten to Stranded 3 because I did not follow that nearly as well as I should have. Especially that last one, told in reverse order. It worked for me with Creatures of Beauty (sort of), but it's really not working. Maybe I'll have to sit tight and manually listen to it in its "real" order.
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