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  1. The Friendly Dalek

    Countdown

    Just under 5 weeks until the Sunday of LFCC. I've been working loads of overtime over the past couple of weeks, and will be doing more over the next few weeks. It'll all be worth it though when I (hopefully) get to meet everyone I want to see there.
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    LATEST GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT - VAL KILMER

    Of course not, The Prince of Egypt is an awesome movie.
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    LATEST GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT - VAL KILMER

    Awesome announcement.
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    Guest Announcement Monday 24 June 7pm

    One more minute! See you all on the other side.
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    Guest Announcement Monday 24 June 7pm

    Two minutes!
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    Guest Announcement Monday 24 June 7pm

    Just a couple more minutes until we find out who it is.
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    Guest Announcement Monday 24 June 7pm

    Time to put in my usual suggestions. Doctor Who guests Horror guests John Carpenter Jeff Goldblum. Jamie Lee Curtis.
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    Entry Tickets

    Who knows, maybe in an hour's time that special guest will finally be announced for you.
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    General Chat

    Who are they for?
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    LATEST GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT - JAMES JUDE COURTNEY

    Courtney is available in the pre-order shop now. http://www.showmasterssales.com/homepage/cat_1517630-London-Film-and-Comic-Con-Summer-2628-July-2019-cc-pg_8.html
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    General Chat

    Hopefully we'll bump into each other at some point this time. I imagine we'll be seeing similar guests so that may help?
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    General Chat

    Looks like I've just bought my Sunday entrance ticket. LFCC here I come.
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    The Day Of The Doctor- As much as I love this episode, I do have some issues with it which stop it being one of my all time favourites. Firstly, The Doctor's are amazing. Matt Smith is great as always, Tennant seems like he never left, he's so great, and John Hurt is fantastic. I wish we got to see more of Hurt on tv, I know Big Finish did some stuff with him, but the fact he only got to star in one television episode seems like wasted potential to me. Jenna Coleman is good, as are Jemma Redgrave and Ingrid Oliver. I loved seeing UNIT again, and the Black Archive is filled with easter eggs, which I love. This episode does a very good job at still managing to be its own story whilst having so many easter eggs and references thrown in at the same time. The return of Billie Piper is one I'm unsure on. Of course I think Billie Piper is excellent, but here her dialogue is more annoying than interesting or humorous for the most part, at least to me it is. She's a great actress but I'm not really a fan of the material she was given here. The same can be said for Joanna Page. Her version of Queen Elizabeth isn't that interesting, and her romantic subplot with The Tenth Doctor annoyed me more than most. It was played for laughs, but it rarely worked. The Zygons themselves are a let down here as well. They are wasted in a story which didn't need them. If the episode just focused on The Doctors and the events of the Time War, I think I would enjoy it a lot more. When it is focused on Gallifrey, I love every second of it. Whenever we go back to the Zygon story, I find myself much less interested. The banter between the Doctors is the highlight of this story, along with the final 20 minutes. Seeing all of the Doctors come together to save Gallifrey is still a moment which gives me goosebumps. The way that was handled was also smart. New Who up to this point focused heavily on how the Time War and the loss of Gallifrey affected the Doctor, so it was always going to be difficult to bring Gallifrey back permanently in a w ay which didn't undermine the rest of New Who, but I think Moffat rose to the task and did something very clever with it. The return of Tom Baker also makes this episode so much better. Overall I think this is a very fun celebration of Doctor Who, albeit not a perfect episode. There are some things which annoy me, but I can watch this and have a great time with it. The charisma of the leads and the (for the most part) excellent writing makes this an enjoyable episode. Overall- 8/10.
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    That's very interesting. As I mentioned, I really liked the time stream idea, and I liked how Moffat tied that to Clara's arc. Personally I thought it was well done, but I can understand why you think it wasn't. From what I can tell, the impossible girl arc seems to be a very divisive one in the Doctor Who fandom.
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    The Name Of The Doctor- This is much more like it. I adore this episode. The cast are all excellent. Smith and Coleman are amazing, and the Paternoster Gang are very well utilised. Alex Kingston makes a return as River Song, but thankfully her character is much better handled here than she was in her last appearance. Richard E. Grant also makes a return as The Great Intelligence, and I really like how he keeps on popping up throughout this series since he was introduced in The Snowmen. The Whisper Men, whilst somewhat underused, look magnificent. For the most part, this is a very well written episode. Of course there are some small elements that I'm not fond of, such as the dream conference sequence, but overall it's great. Trenzalore is a very interesting location, and seeing The Doctor's grave makes for some great drama. This does unfortunately create a problem, as if the show does ever end with The Doctor's death, he's going to have to be brought back to Trenzalore in order to be buried there, so they'd have to somehow find a reason why he would ever go back there in order to fit with this story Moffat has created (did that sentence make sense? ) The idea of The Doctor having a personal time stream which can be accessed by anyone is also a very interesting one, and The Great Intelligence's plan is actually rather clever. The pacing is perfect, and it is gorgeously shot. I have to talk about that cliffhanger. Major spoilers ahead if anyone is concerned about that. There are few episodes of Doctor Who which had such a lasting impact on me that I can still remember exactly how I felt when I first saw it. This is one of those episodes. I still remember sitting in front of the tv on the 18th May 2013, and seeing that cliffhanger. My mind was blown when it was revealed that John Hurt was playing The Doctor. It was an amazingly executed cliffhanger, and to this day it remains as one of my favourites. Overall- 10/10.
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