throw_the_ashtray: (dw - liz shaw)
As much as I want more Ben and Polly, and especially more Victoria, I kind of hope The Space Pirates has been found. It's a Robert Holmes script that I think really needs to be reevaluated. Sure it's not the greatest, but it really isn't as bad as they make it out to be (as is the way with some Doctor Who fans I suppose...)

Of course I wouldn't say no to Power of the Daleks or The Highlanders...
throw_the_ashtray: (dw - river song)
Just popping back to say yes, I'm still here! I'm right in the middle of my third year of university, so everything's become so hectic so I haven't had much free time to come online.

I did watch the Doctor Who special last night though. I'm very excited for the new Doctor, and I really do think he'll do a marvelous job. Well done Moff and co. for daring to do something a little different.
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It has been a long time, hasn't it? I have excuses galore. Mainly university, and writing. In that time, vale Mary Tamm, my favourite Romana, and brave heart to Janet Fielding. Cancer, leave Who alumni alone!

Anyway, here are some icons. It's been ages since I've done those too. I didn't intend them to be so David Collings-y, not that I'm complaining...

[001-046] Sapphire & Steel icons (Assignment Six)
[047-078] Press Gang icons (Head and Heart)
[079-102] Doctor Who icons (The Girl Who Waited)

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sapphire and steel have been assigned... )

Normal rules apply…
- Hotlinkers will be trapped in a café floating through nowhere.
- Comments aren’t necessary, but appreciated.
- Textless icons are NOT bases.
- Please credit me.
throw_the_ashtray: (dw - classic sarah jane)
So I come back to the internet after a stressful semester at university to find out Caroline John has passed on. Such a shame. She was a wonderful actress, and brought to life a very amazing companion. I'd write something more substantial, but I don't think my brain's processing this right now.
throw_the_ashtray: (dw - barbara)

Series four was a very bittersweet season for me. The Sarah Jane Adventures was growing the beard. It was dark, it was fantastically plotted, and, dare I say it, better than it's parent, even though I did love Doctor Who that year. It makes me sad that, as the series was finally defining itself, it was cut tragically short. Series four was by far my favourite, and had some of the best stories in the Whoniverse (singling out Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith here...)


THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES, A TRIBUTE
PART FOUR OF FIVE

[001-026] - The Nightmare Man                  [085-114] - The Empty Planet
[027-052] - The Vault of Secrets                 [115-142] - Lost in Time
[053-084] - Death of the Doctor                  [143-178] - Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith



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Goodbye, Sarah Jane... )
throw_the_ashtray: (dw - jlc)
I would like to welcome Jenna-Louise Coleman to the Doctor Who family. I'm very open minded about how her character will turn out, and it is Steven Moffat, I have the utmost faith in him. He did create the rather awesome Lynda Day, after all.



THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES, A TRIBUTE
PART THREE OF FIVE


[001-026] - Prisoner of the Judoon                        [091-112] - The Eternity Trap
[027-050] - The Mad Woman in the Attic               [113-138] - Mona Lisa's Revenge
[051-090] - The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith       [139-162] - The Gift

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I saw worlds beyond imagination, I went to places beyond my wildest dreams and met creatures beyond my darkest nightmares... and all of it was amazing... )
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I'd be rather disappointed if you didn't know the news already, but here it is again, just in case.

Galaxy 4: Episode Two and The Underwater Menace: Episode Two have been found. The first new episodes to be recovered since The Daleks' Master Plan: Episode Two in 2004.
(source: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2011-12-11/doctor-who-two-long-lost-episodes-uncovered)

Yep. The lost episode count now stands at 106. It feels good to say that. 106. It excited me to no end typing that.

I love The Underwater Menace. I don't care if it's perceived as a terrible episode. It has Ben and Polly and Fish People and Jamie and Patrick Troughton. I don't think anything else matters.

I have the audio release of Galaxy Four, but haven't gotten around to listening to it. I may do so now. This is all so exciting!

I see the Radio Times is reporting leads on 'new' lost episodes too. Now that these episodes have shown up, nearly FIFTY years later, I am hopeful. Incredibly excited. (Fingers crossed for The Evil of the Daleks and/or The Daleks' Master Plan...)

(Was that as jumbled as I read it to be? If so, blame it on the excitement.)

Also, NUZZINK IN ZE VORLD CAN SHTOP ME NOW!
(It HAD to be said...)
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Wow. Long time no post. I can't believe the last time I posted was just after the death of Elisabeth Sladen, which I'm still not over. I received my tribute edition of Doctor Who Magazine yesterday, and have been crying over the memories. The happy and the sad. Such a tragedy...

Anyway, the last seven months have been pretty uneventful, I just haven't had anything to post. But I do now. I rewatched The Trial of a Time Lord from start to finish last weekend. It was better than I remember. The wonderful model shot opening the episode, the performances of everybody involved, the always elegant Pussy Galore/Cathy Gale/Honor Blackman (delete as applicable), BRIAN BLESSED, warrior queen Joan Sims, Lynda Bellingham and Michael Jayson wearing silly hats... and Bonnie Langford. I don't get the Mel hate. I found her very likable in the two serials she was involved in... And the Vervoid/Human hybrid actually did creep me out. Just saying. Anyway, many, many icons. 220, to be exact.

[1-44] The Mysterious Planet
[45-92] Mindwarp
[93-160] Terror of the Vervoids
[161-220] The Ultimate Foe

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A few days before Elisabeth Sladen's tragic, untimely death, I made icons for both The Time Warrior and Death of the Doctor. I've been deciding what to do with them. Post, or not. So I will post them, in memory of Elisabeth Sladen, and the character she brought to life so perfectly. Goodbye Lis.


 



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[52] Doctor Who icons (The Time Warrior)
[80] The Sarah Jane Adventures icons (Death of the Doctor)

A tear, Sarah Jane? )

And again, rest in peace, Elisabeth Sladen.
throw_the_ashtray: (dw - classic sarah jane)
I'm still in shock. Elisabeth Sladen... gone? How can this be? She was so young. A few days before her death I was watching Death of the Doctor and Tweeted that she should be awarded every award under the sun, and then be made a Dame. I feel so sad that that will never happen now. Lis is irreplaceable. I never met her. I wish I did. She seemed like such a lovely woman. Now, Sarah isn't my companion (and Tom isn't my Doctor - Peri and Six have those spots), but I understand the major contribution Lis made to the role of the companion. She was THE companion. She shaped the role for all those who followed, and for that I think we all, as Doctor Who fans, should be grateful.

I remember first watching Doctor Who when I was about four or five. My uncle had the videos. Tom and Lis were his Doctor and companion and he made me watch it. I didn't understand what was happening, and I didn't really pay attention. Fast forward to School Reunion. Sarah Jane struck me. I knew her. Where had I seen her before? YES! All those years ago. I still had some memory of Lis and Sarah. I don't know why, but I did. And then came Invasion of the Bane. I adored it. Elisabeth was fantastic in it. And then I googled her and couldn't believe how old she was. She looked so young. So beautiful. And now, for her fans, she will remain that beautiful forever.

I sat down yesterday by myself and cried. I don't cry over 'celebrity' deaths. But Lis, for some reason was different. And then I read the Newsround story and some of the comments left by children, who were holding together better than I was. She meant so much to so many people. She affected so many lives, she was loved by so many. To be working right up until the end makes me admire her even more. She'd even signed on to do six Big Finish audios with Tom. She was so committed.

My thoughts are still so, so jumbled. It's still so raw. I really shouldn't be feeling so sad about someone I have never met, but I cannot help it. Elisabeth, both on screen and in commentaries struck me as such a warm, open, intelligent human being, and that is what I will miss most.

As Russell T. Davies said yesterday, the universe was lucky to have Sarah Jane Smith; the world was lucky to have Lis. And he was right.
throw_the_ashtray: (Sarah Jane Adventures - Sarah)
I'm in shock. Complete and utter shock.

How can one post be so hard to write? She was too young. Too young at all to die.

Elisabeth Sladen, may you rest in peace. You were just perfect.
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Just a small tribute to Nicholas Courtney, who played Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart in Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures. A fantastic, charming, talented actor who will be sadly missed.
So I've made a few icons.




[1-17] Doctor Who: The Three Doctors
[18-38] Doctor Who: Inferno
[39-54] Doctor Who: Mawdryn Undead
[55-64] Doctor Who: Battlefield
[65-76] The Sarah Jane Adventures: Enemy of the Bane



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Just once, I'd like to face an alien menace that wasn't immune to bullets! )

For those interested, the subject quote is from Dimensions in Time. And again, Rest in Peace, Nicholas Courtney.
throw_the_ashtray: (dw - ainley!master)
What can be said? What really can be said?

RIP Nicholas Courtney. Fantastic, fantastic actor, fantastic man. Charming and just all round awesome.

Doctor Who wouldn't have been the same without the Brig, and the Brig wouldn't have been anything without Nick.

Yeah, very small, very jumbled, but from-the-heart-city.
throw_the_ashtray: (dw - ainley!master)
Ah, the summer holidays have come. No work, no education, just quality time at home doing nothing. Except I hate doing nothing.

My NaNo entry was finished the day before the competition closed, and I reached 60,000 words, not bad if I do say so. It turned into Life on Mars, Lost in Austen or anything else of that sort. Ethel was there too. He turned out to be the key the characters needed to escape Caroline Bingley.

I've just gone through all my Doctor Who caps for The Christmas Invasion, The Runaway Bride, Voyage of the Damned, The Next Doctor and The End of Time. Can anybody guess why? They're all Christmas specials, I hear you say, well, that's correct. Last year I didn't do any icons whatsoever for Christmas, and I felt left out, so that's what I'm going to spend a lot of time doing.

Also, I'm thinking about starting a blog. My ramblings about anything in the Whoniverse. I'd say reviews, but I'm terrible at writing them, so I'll stick with 'ramblings'. The point? To bring some much needed love to Colin, Sylv, Bonnie and Sophie, who are often overlooked in favour of David, Billie, Tom and Lis. Yeah, I do need to get out more.

But anyway, just thought I'd update anybody interested...

Finally!

Nov. 12th, 2010 11:31 pm
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So, I've been doing a LOT of screencapping over the last two weeks or so. Every episode of Press Gang, quite a few Doctor Who, Pride & Prejudice, Torchwood, ect. And guess what? I've made a whole lot of icons. Not very good, I'm afraid, but they're here.
Also, my NaNo entries going really well. When I started, it was a simple novel about teenagers and their relationships that was partially inspired by the masterpeice that is Press Gang. Now it's full of danger, undercover investigations that are almost camper than John Inman and a lot of romatic relationships, inspired by Press Gang. Ethel's still there though. And he's still as confused as ever.

Anyway, on to the icons!

[64] The Sarah Jane Adventures icons (Death of the Doctor)
[48] Press Gang icons (Shouldn't I Be Taller?)
[48] Pride & Prejudice [1995] icons
[36] Doctor Who [2005] icons (Silence in the Library)
[36] Doctor Who [1963] icons (Time and the Rani)
[32] Torchwood icons (Children of Earth)
[24] Sherlock icons (A Study in Pink)

1 2 3 4
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[32] Press Gang: Money, Love and Birdseed
[40] Doctor Who (1996 Movie)
[88] The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
[16] The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

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more icons... )
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Yeah, I'm nowhere near as brilliant as Douglas Adams. But it gave me a good laugh.
throw_the_ashtray: (Sarah Jane Adventures - Rani)
So, my Press Gang/SJA fic is coming on well. Almost finished the first chapter. I might post a preview soon. Anyway, onto icons. I was taking a break from writing and other stuff and made a few icons.

[60] Classic Doctor Who - Terminus
[52] Press Gang - Page One
[44] New Who - Time Crash
[40] The Sarah Jane Adventures - Secrets of the Stars
[40] Absolutely Fabulous - Menopause
[20] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer

So I lied. It's more that a few...

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throw_the_ashtray: (dw - ainley!master)
Day 30 - Saddest character death





SIMM!MASTER IN 'LAST OF THE TIME LORDS'




Normally I don't feel upset when the villain of the piece dies, but The Master's death was heartbreaking, because of the Doctor. Just, David Tennant's acting, and John Simm to an extent. Just watch the clip, it speaks for itself, really.


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Day 29 - Current TV show obsession





THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES


As much as I love the parent show, Sarah's my current obsession. (Yes, I really should rename this meme 'Thirty Days of Doctor Who and Co.')


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