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There is much more to be said than this, but I will save it until next week.


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May. 27th, 2007 01:08 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you for capping that. I plan to go through later and make caps of all his illustrations, but I'm pretty sure that was the most identifiable of the Doctor portraits.
May. 27th, 2007 03:14 am (UTC)
The Seventh Doctor next to him and the Fifth Doctor below and to the right on the same page were easily as identifiable. It may be a conceit because I love the character so much, but I think they put the image of the Eighth Doctor so clearly on the center of the page to 'legitimize' him somewhat. At any rate, it made me very happy to see it.
May. 27th, 2007 11:52 pm (UTC)
This may be an obvious point to make, but I understand this story originates from a Paul Cornell novel written during the period when the series was off-air. I'm assuming the Doctor in the story was Paul McGann's, so it's niceto have the picture pay tribute to that.

I know there have been plenty of TV stories adapted to novel form, but is this the first time a story has gone the other way? I don't care whether the second part is any good or not, the first was good enough that I have got to get a copy of the novel.
May. 28th, 2007 12:26 am (UTC)
Sorry to disappoint, but the Doctor in the book was the Seventh and his companion was Bernice Summerfield. It was published as part of the Virgin New Adventures in 1995 and predated the TV movie by a year. It used to be available as an ebook on the BBC website, but they took it down shortly before airing the episode. You might have luck asking around among fans for a copy of the file. The book itself seems to be going for $20-$50 on eBay though you might have more luck going through someplace like alibris.

May. 28th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
I stand corrected, and no need to apologise. Thanks for the info.

I suspect there may be a good chance of a reprint after this episode airs (depending on who owns the rights).
May. 27th, 2007 08:39 am (UTC)
I was very very pleased with that. :D
May. 27th, 2007 01:10 pm (UTC)
Someone has done an animated gif matching the drawings with the source photographs.
May. 27th, 2007 02:13 pm (UTC)
Now that is very nice indeed; any idea who did it or where it's being discussed?
May. 27th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
Hang on a tick, someone forwarded me the link from Outpost Gallifrey...

Here's the relevant thread, although IIRC you have to be a member to view the forums. There are a couple of other threads there too with some rather lovely screen caps from the rest of the journal.
May. 28th, 2007 09:47 am (UTC)
Yes, see what you mean. Unfortunately, having now registered, I have another forum to waste time in. *must resist*
May. 27th, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC)
And a big...
point-and-mock at all the Whovians who wanted to deny McGann existed.
May. 27th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
Re: And a big...
McGann's tragedy was that he did a damn good performance with a dire script.

I've heard one of his audios where he has a good script as well - he deserved it.
May. 28th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
Re: And a big...
I don't think the script was THAT dire. Dire is things like "Black Orchid" and similar material that helped make Peter Davison's tenure so painful.

My wife and I rewatched the Whovie recently. We both enjoy it quite a bit.

Is it entirely consistent with other Who material? No.

Neither is most Who material. Who is slightly less consistent than Trek.

It's more FUN, and it has a longer pedigree, so we cut it more slack.
May. 28th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)
Now if only someone can find the Richard E Grant internet Doctor somewhere in those pages.
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