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    Posted: 05 Aug 2013 at 03:32
This program was shown in Australia on our ABC at 4am this morning when it aired in the UK at 7pm last night your time. I recorded it as I didn't think I would be up that early to watch it. I did set my alarm to tru to catch it, but woke up for 5 minutes and went back to sleep.
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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2013 at 03:57
I've watched it now. I am not familiar with the work of the actor playing the new Doctor. They did say he guest starred in an episode of Dr Who several seasons ago.
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  Quote BambionIce Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Aug 2013 at 16:05
The programme dismal, but I actually jumped up and punched the air when they announced Peter Capaldi.  I know he was the bookies' favourite, but somehow I couldn't quite bring myself to believe it!
He guested in "The Fires of Pompeii" (David Tennant and Catherine Tate's season) but is best known in the UK for playing the main character in "The Thick Of It".  I've never watched that -  too much swearing for my taste! - but I've seen him in several other things over the years and he's a really superb actor.
 
I've been watching Doctor Who (almost) religiously since Jon Pertwee became Tom Baker, and I've never been so pleased with an incoming Doctor.  I just hope the scripts are up to scratch now!
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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Aug 2013 at 08:14
I do remember the Pompeii episode. I'll have to watch that episode again on DVD. I agree that the program to announce the next Dr Who wasn't that great, and I am pleased I decided to keep sleeping rather than watching it live.
I haven't seen the "Thick of it", but it has been shown here.
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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Aug 2014 at 07:16
I was really worried that the ABC in Australia would not be showing Doctor Who this season. The federal government reduced the budget of the ABC this year and all Doctor Who fans were worried. There was a headline in one of our newspapers earlier this year when the budget cuts to the ABC were announced. It read " Peppa Pig heading for the 'Abbott-toire'." Our Prime Minister is Tony Abbott.
All is good. The first episode with the new Doctor is set to air here on 24th August.

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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Aug 2014 at 16:20
The ABC TV network has its own retail outlets with merchandise for its programs (it sells a lot of BBC merchandise), and of course, Dr Who merchandise. To celebrate the start of the new series, every store had a Dr Who dress up and trivia competition on Saturday afternoon. My sister went to our local ABC shop (no she didn't dress up), and entered the trivia and came 5th. She won a Dalek egg cup.
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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Aug 2014 at 13:40
Peter Capaldi was in Sydney the other day as part of the Dr Who World tour and spent the whole day doing media interviews. Having not known anything about him when they announced he would be the next Doctor, I was pleasantly surprised to learn, via one of the interviews of his long and varied acting career and his Academy Award win in 1995 for a short film he directed. The only Dr Who with an Oscar.
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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Aug 2014 at 07:05
They aired the first episode of the new series at 5.50am this morning Sydney time which was the same time it was aired in other countries. It would have been 8.50pm your time. I didn't watch it then as I went and saw it on the big screen at the cinema this morning. The cinema version has extra bits. Before it started, the Sontaran, Strax,had a video blog where he critiqued each Doctor by their physical attributes. It was quite funny and they showed behind the scenes at the end, which included the parts of the first read through of the script with the cast and the new Doctor. Paying to see it I would expect to have a bit more than just the episode. I enjoyed the the plot and how they introduced Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor. The ABC are repeating the episode tonight.

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  Quote deborah31 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Aug 2014 at 20:55
ok, we tried to watch it in this house , but no,- not very good
I tried the most and watched it (mostly on X6 to the end)
Others gave up 15 mins in!!!

My daughter thought it was a bit like an info/commercial on 'gay marriage' and the Scottish referendum.(she did have it on much later as back ground sound)

A bit dour and dull for us, maybe it will improve??
Best bit was when Matt Smith came back, albeit for a few mins near the end!!!
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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Aug 2014 at 01:09
I did like his Scottish accent and the way the other characters reacted and adjusted to the Doctor's older facade. I want to see the next episode to see how Clara and the new Doctor interact further. I'm glad that David Tennant didn't speak with his natural Scottish accent when he was Dr Who. When he was in Broadchurch I had to put the subtitles on the TV as I couldn't understand half of his dialogue, but that doesn't mean I like him any less as an actor. In the interview that Peter Capaldi had in Sydney, he spoke of one of his early movie roles in a film starring Burt Lancaster. He commented that Burt Lancaster spoke to him when they weren't filming and said Peter was good as an actor, but he had no idea what he was saying. I guess his Scottish accent was a little stronger back then.

I read quite a few mixed reviews. I guess die hard Dr Who fans are happy the series continues.

I have to make a Tardis cake for my niece's 21st birthday. (She us a big fan) I had no idea how to go about it and bought a Tardis cake mould, but the details on my sample cake just didn't really form. I found 3 websites on how to make, assemble and decorate an upright Tardis cake. I've already bought the dark blue fondant icing and some plain white fondant icing. I'll have a practise go with the white icing as the blue is expensive to stuff up.
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  Quote deborah31 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Aug 2014 at 11:50
would be nice to see the cake!!
my nephew (who has learning disabilities ) is fanatical dr.who fan.
didn't get to see him tho this weekend to find out what he thought (he's age 11) as he was on a trip to a war museum.

Don't know of any positive reactions here so far.
We don't know what the lizard lady and her wife has to do with any of it??
or what the dinorsaur was all about??
I haven't really watched since David Tennant left (as was not a Matt Smith fan, and didn't like the new (story) writer)


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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Aug 2014 at 16:34
The lizard lady is from a an early episode of Matt Smith's Dr Who and lived underground with other members of her species until they were disturbed by a mining drill. It was unknown in that episode if they would be friend or foe as they were pretty ticked off by the deep mine drill and thought it was an invasion. She and her spouse became an ally of the Doctor and ended up in late Victorian England (the spouse is from that time period, but they were not an item until a later episode. Everyone thought she was the lizzard lady's maid initially). She has appeared in several episodes since, whenever the Doctor has needed extra backup in a perilous situation.

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  Quote deborah31 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Aug 2014 at 20:36
ok, mykids didn't explain that really.

We just thought it was making some political points, fairly current,
ie gay marriages, and the Scottish Referendum (that is draggin on and on, tbh, england/people on the whole, are not really interested, if they want to go, just go!!!!!)
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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Aug 2014 at 01:07
They were probably making some political points as well since it is current. Their relationship was never publicly stated before the last episode, only implied and we thought there was a relationship there. They are more like a crime fighting duo in some instances in the episodes they appeared in, like Batman and Robin. I have read some comments from fans who think this duo should have their own spinoff show.
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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2014 at 17:39
Originally posted by deborah31

would be nice to see the cake!!

I have finished the cake. I just have to add some finishing touches. This is cake 1 for the family party. I made it as a horizontal cake instead of a vertical, tall Tardis cake. Cake 2 will be for my niece's actual birthday in a month's time. We are having the family party on Saturday as she is on uni holidays now. We will be celebrating again in Canberra on her actual birthday with her uni friends. Thank goodness I can buy the fondant icing precoloured. Nothing worse than kneading in food dye and trying to get it to look even. I tasted the of the icing and I now have a bright blue tongue. I'll post a photo tomorrow. The cake itself is gluten free and it had a layer of ganache beneath it made from gluten and nut free chocolate and lactose free lite cream. Catering for all family members.
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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Sep 2014 at 05:50
This is the cake. Its not the best cake Tardis cake I've seen, compared to the ones I've seen on the internet. I have done lots of cake decorating over 20 years ago including 3 tier wedding cakes. I'm a bit rusty and the blue was so blue. At least it the fondant came precoloured so I didn't have to spend time kneading the colour in. I was telling the adults not to eat the icing so they wouldn't have blue tongues unless they wanted to and we had 3 small children there - they got the cupcakes so their parents wouldn't freak out over their tongues.

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