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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #585, on August 4th, 2013, 09:54 PM »
yeah....  I dunno.   We'll have to see him in the role

Honestly, as it stands with the clips that I have seen, I can't quite picture him.

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #586, on August 4th, 2013, 10:00 PM »
I actually can, having seen him in other stuff too. After series 7's somewhat lukewarm reception with me, I'm actually excited about this.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #587, on August 4th, 2013, 10:54 PM »
Oh... I remembered him as soon as I saw the picture.
I didn't remember he was both in FoP (which also had Amy!) and CoE, but I've got to say, he was hands down my favorite character of CoE, the only reason I don't hate that series.

Excited with the choice. Plus, they're finally giving up on youngsters, I was kinda afraid they'd cast a kid next, eheh.
Posted: August 4th, 2013, 10:23 PM

Oh, silly me, he was also in The thick of it... I watched part of the movie, but I stopped early because I realized I probably should watch the show before the movie, but then I forgot about it.
He's been everywhere, eheh...

Interestingly, some of the other final contenders for the role were Ben Daniels (Tristan in Merlin season 4, basically a nice Daniel Craig lookalike, charismatic on his own terms), and Andrew Scott, aka Moriarty. As much as I'd love to see more of Scott, I can't say I could picture him as none other than Moriarty... He totally owned that part, and I guess, like most people, I want to see him be crazy in his own way, not the Doctor's way ;)
Still, I'd probably have voted for Capaldi, so all is good!

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #588, on August 6th, 2013, 01:00 AM »
Very excited about it indeed! Bit disappointing to realise we still have to wait about a year until we can finally see him in the role...

In the mean time, there's this: http://youtu.be/5Blf073f2Lc
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #589, on August 6th, 2013, 02:25 AM »


(although I already knew most of those "facts" - and I have watched every episode - well, every episode that still exists)

This one is more fun.... ComicCon


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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #591, on August 6th, 2013, 11:18 PM »
The youtube-nocookie embeds above don't work on my Chrome Mobile... Scary. Here's wondering, is it the domain name's fault, or something else..?
(PS: what's in these videos anyway..?)

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #592, on August 7th, 2013, 02:15 AM »
Interesting that youtube-nocookie doesn't work in Chrome, especially as they work fine in Mobile Safari - so it's pretty much a Chrome/Android thing?

The video content for the first two is a collection of interesting random trivia about DW, like the fact that the BBC obtained the trademark to the police box from the Metropolitan police in 2002 even though none of the outer designs ever exactly matched it. Or that the whole chameleon circuit failure was an easy way to avoid having a different huge prop every four episodes (back in the early days)

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #593, on August 7th, 2013, 04:33 PM »
Had a look on my desktop. Thanks!

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #594, on August 13th, 2013, 11:06 PM »
Best Google Street View easter egg ever! (Click the arrows leading to the police box) https://t.co/ekXvYt8njf

(Only works on the 'old' google maps!) :ph34r:

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #595, on August 13th, 2013, 11:17 PM »
Not exactly an Easter Egg... that's Earl's Court. When the DW Experience was at Olympia (which is next to Earl's Court), they had that there for promotional purposes. As for the business listing, I'm not sure that's an easter egg either but actually set up intentionally. Could be wrong though ;)

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #597, on November 14th, 2013, 03:44 PM »


Well, that exceeded my wildest expectations. Bloody brilliant, very exciting stuff. Good times indeed.

PS: @Nao, auto-embedding doesn't seem to work with https.

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #598, on November 15th, 2013, 12:23 AM »
When you mean it doesn't work; did you post that same URL, just with the https added? Did it try to show anything, or just the URL..?
It's fixable, of course.

As for the episode, it was fantastic indeed! I never saw the Dr Who TV movie from '96 or so, and I was very impressed with this guy's performance. In less than 7 minutes, and without as much of an 'emotional' scene, he managed to make me feel for him.
Oh, and the younger John Hurt... It does remind me a bit of his Caligula in I, Claudius -- just without the blond hair, of course! :P
Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #599, on November 15th, 2013, 01:13 PM »
Re: HTTPS, I just added some code to Aeva so that it supports https links on any websites. Saving me the hassle of modifying all links ;)
Will only work when refreshing the site cache, though (e.g. add then remove a site in the site list through the admin.)

Not enabled here for now. Where can I find https links at youtube?