Doctor Who-Deep Into The Dalek (Fanedit)

 

 

Debuts for Doctors are, like regeneration, a bit dodgy, you never know what you’re going to end up with, but it’d better be good.

Deep Breath is good for the most part, and this by no means an attempt to reinvent the wheel, rather instead we take the wheel and add it to an altogether different motor.

Fanediting is very much like the broom analogy in the story, which, lucky for you I’ve kept in. After a while, is it the same film or show? Of course it is’nt, and that’s the point.

But with the way story arcs in television and film series, one can glue things together a tiny bit more confidant that it can mesh well, and create the illusion that some things stay very much the same.

So we come to this, a chance to launch Peter Capaldi’s Doctor a bit differently. An hour-long opening with Twelve mulling over whether or not he’s a good man, complete with a scene that really enforces whether or not he is as he dispatches Half-Face Man at the start of the story.

I figure if you’re going to relaunch Doctor Who to the casual crowdyou really should try things the way Russel T. Davies managed…we’ve seen the regeneration, we’ve seen previous Doctors work out their mission statement in their openers…let’s see Capaldi struggle with his mission statement right off the bat and not have him try to work out if he’s got Clara’s name right or if he can really complain about things now that he’s scottish. Let’s be like our rebel time lord and be rebellious…let us see him kick up a fuss, be proactive, and kick arse as soon as he see him.

Let’s stick him in the midst of a proper adventure. A typical Saturday Night out for him and his mates. Most of the story you’ve seen unfold in the original cut of Deep Breath is elaborated on within the restaurant confrontation with Half-Face Man, it’s almost as if Deep Breath could have just been a “day in the life” minisode before the main event.

And, appropriately enough, the privilege of facing off against Capaldi should lie with The Daleks.

Outside of The Power of the Daleks, no other Doctor’s debut story has opened with them facing him. Odd given their long history, but they’re mostly reserved for Doctor’s finales in the new stuff (except for Tennant), so I figured “what the heck?”

Changes in full
-Kicking things off in the edit right off the bat is the final third of Deep Breath, and the Doctor’s companions knee-deep in danger. It’s a typical Saturday night with the new Doctor introducing himself by pouring a glass and then debating life and death with The Half-Man. What serves as a decisive stand off becomes an enigmatic introduction to our favorite time lord.

-The titles kick in after Clara finds the TARDIS is missing from the courtyard

-First use of Into the Dalek footage kicks off after the titles, with the new Doctor answering the distress call and reaching the asteroid base where he learns of the Dalek being held prisoner. We cut before we see what he sees

-Resume Deep Breath footage here with Vastra assuring Clara The Doctor will return for her. We end the footage once they arrive in Glasgow, but cut before they talk about buying chips and coffee.

Cut to Danny Pink arriving for class. His drill sergeant routine with the boys has been cut

-Cut The Doctor and Clara talking about coffee and glasgow.

At the 26: 29 mark of the edit , you hear a door clicking just before Clara closes the door in the shot, this is not a miscue with the audio, that is actually The Doctor opening the TARDIS door, which becomes clear in the next shot. I was worried people would mistake that for an error, but rest assured it isn’t.

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Knight Rider 2000-One Cut Can Make A Difference (Fanedit.org version)

Knight Rider 2000A bit late (it was scheduled for January 1st), but traffic was murder

A milestone achievement for me. My first real fanediting passion project that I started in early 2008, went through various redrafts and alterations across the span of a decade, has finally settled into it’s rightful place at the IFDB.

Not much different from the version I uploaded to Vimeo last year (special shout-out to all those who have Favorited that upload), the only significant change is the frame rates have been fixed up, there’s the reinstatement of the KR 2000 titles and the assassination attempt on the Mayor no longer serving as a pre-titles teaser.

A vimeo upload will be coming soon (and I will be keeping the 2016 version up),  in the meantime, download it from Mega

Have a pleasant and shadowy flight

Wisecrack (original story)

WISECRACK


Parties are meant to be lively.

Lively people, full of joy and song.

And jokes.

You’ve got to have jokes, for Jokes are beutiful.

Thy’re beutiful because they’re legal lies.

You could tell a million of them freely, openly, and not harm a soul with your story. The only people you make light of are invisible, they’re not real.

Trouble is, with jokes, is that they matter much more when they are about real situations, real people. They’re not often people you know, then that’s taking it too far.

So you make it about celebrities, you make it about the untouchable, you bring them down to a level you’d like to see lowered to.

It’s an easier method today than it was when it belonged to tomorow.

The public vote with special apps on their i-pads, the most well told jokes are attached to a chart listing the names of noones, virtual zeroes, and someones, people of hight stature.

It’s shaped like a thermustad, If the joke is immensly popular, the celebrity or non-celebrity it targets rises in appreciation figures. Eventually, if the joke becomes overused, ages badly, or becomes too repetitive, it “cools off”. The real world reacts accordingly and adjusts, placing another big name at the top of the polls and drops the celebrity or noone made light of to a lower “temperature”. If they drop way below, everything about them is frozen, their assests, their perks, everything.

Once you’re made light of, once you experiance the burn, it’s hard to crawl out of the cold.

Here, let me give you an example.

The person at this party is a bit of a local hero, a comedian who gets by on telling observational jokes about people he knows. He’s never mean-spirited about it, he does’nt attempt to assasinate their character, he just describes their mistakes in a manner that gets everyone laughing. He exaggerates a bit.

Just a bit.

Ok, you could say he lies, but is’nt that what some jokes are? Lies?

Yes. Some are.

But never the best ones.

He meets a woman at this party, another comedian, this one is strikingly fit, for a smoker at the very least, she likes to socialize in a shellsuit. She’s the ironic kind of comedy. It’s her gimmick, she loves it, and people love her.

But she likes to bring celebrities down to our level, and she always goes for the more offensive jokes.

The jokes that ring true.

The man is fascinated by this, he wants to get to know her better, he strikes up a conversation, he notices things about her behavior. The way she talks, the way she moves.

She gets a little tipsy, she spills some of the drink across her shellsuit.

His glass of wine was’nt empty, but he already felt full.

He could take control of the room. Right now. It’d be easy.

Tell people about what he’d just witnessed, give them something to laugh about.

He had respect for her though, and he found her quite attractive.

The two talked, the two struck up a connection, the two fall for each other, as they must.

Their connection goes beyond the party, the subsequant months see them bring a life into this world, a daughter.

This girl’s journey would be shared by the father on the club scene.

Observational comedy. Harmless exaggerations, but he found simply telling the truth about life with a six month year old crawling about in her own filth and throwing up on the mother in bed with the slightest dose of humerous annecdote is what caused his approval rates to go up and up.

A nobody became a somebody, and with it came perks

He lost track of how many baby showers there were from the public let alone his own family.

He and his girlfriend attended every one of them, and they found it lively.

Parties are meant to be lively.

What does’nt stay alive, what does’nt stay alight, is the burn.

Eventually, it all cools off.

Children grow, children evolve, and the fun in how they deal with their growing pains soon becomes an all too harsh reminder of the everyday struggles people experiance from day to day. Everyone is bullied, everyone argues, everyone leaves.

Everyone seeks escapism.

The joke can be a kinder fiction, or it can be a crass but comical reflection of reality.

And most of the time it’s the latter.

When it ceases to be even that, it can only become the former, and society is not tailored to approciate that anymore.

So the daughter cools off, she loses her perks, her boyfriends cut ties from her, she can’t even attend school. She can’t even stay with her family.

The man and woman are way too busy keeping other nobodies and somebodies in the charts to notice. Their field of expertise keeps the wheel turning.

The daughter fails to understand that, and takes a dive off the nearest bridge.

Love is always wise unless it’s a wisecrack.

Join In Your Song (original poem)

 

JOIN IN YOUR SONG
It’s not beyond my place to mention the careless steps you often take
They’re always meant to frighten me, put me me firmly in my place
You bear your soul in distant evenings, you subcumb to bleeding hearts
Thier apparitions all around you, they insist you play your part
How could I cope?
I can, you won’t.
Your spirit soars above me even now, I’m with the moon, you’re with the sun.
You walk this world within life’s limits, with hope and pride through days of scorn
You are to be savoured, I am to be mourned
Within my reach is what I hold sacred, but what I see I cannot hold
My world within is far too secret, your path in life is one that must be told
I’ll share your days, let you know what lies ahead
Prove you speak to your promised heart, don’t take steps towards the dead.
Join in your song
No rights, no wrongs.
Join in your song.

Waking Heavy (original poem)

WAKING HEAVY
I’m coming ’round to my expensies
Can’t afford to love you less
You and I breach no defences
We’re free to choose if we confess
Throw me to the lions, sit amongst your prey
I’ll tend to our pride, let them know it’s ok
Teach them nothing is missed, keep their child in two minds
One may slip from sight, the other they’ll find
Waking heavy asks much of us
The weight of the love left when we cry
The sight of the soul asking why.

Doctor Who-The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (FE.Org Version)

An edit I’ve made over a dozen times finally got the seal of approval over on FE.org, and it is’nt the only DW edit I have on there. It was joined by The Snowmen last week and soon my edit of The Pilot will join it. 201a-The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith

I always thought The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith would fit much better as one of the last David Tennant DW specials, and so I took the liberty of joining the episodes together (SJA is a half hour show and is often serialized more than New Who is), and making it work as one.

 

– Cut approx. a minute from the beginning of “Part One”, including titles and writers/directors credits.

– Opening titles with David Tennant and Elizabeth Sladen credits taken from “The Stolen Earth/Journie’s End” titles and used a shortened version of the 2009 version of the theme song as this is considered part of the “Ten Farewell Tour” specials

– Story proceeds as normal until the arrival of The Trickster at the reception.

– Cut one minute and twenty-three seconds from the begining of “Part Two”, which is mostly all a reprise of part one. Removed Director’s credit

– Removed Sarah Jane and the kids saying what a fantastic person The Doctor is and what a fantastic team they make, removed “next time” for next SJA adventure and end credits, we now close the episode as the TARDIS door closes on The Doctor

– Omitted Credits

 

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Doctor Who-Lie of the Land Alternative Ending

As part of a new edit I’m planning to do, I ripped the episode “Lie of the Land” from my series ten Doctor Who box set today, and as luck would have it, the BBC also uploaded the full regeneration sequence from Capaldi to Whitiker to Youtube. A cheeky notion came to mind.

You see, “Lie of the Land” was of course the episode that featured the fake-out regeneration that they used in the tenth series trailers. It triggered all kinds of speculation and fake news, especially as the Kris Marshall rumours heated up…would The Doctor regenerate mid-season? Would he get an unhinjed Capaldi or Marshall? Could the BBC have kept that secret? Alas, we found out that, no, they did’nt.

However, there was a line in “Lie of the Land” shortly after the fake-out occured which made one think the actual regeneration was legit and The Doctor was holding it back. The line in question had something to do with the plan to recruit Bill hinging on the guards swapping their ammo for blanks, and one of them forgot to do it…so this edit goes with the notion that, yes, The Doctor was mortally wounded, held it back until he dealt with The Monks, and then, away from Bill and Nardole’s prying eyes, eventually regenerated on his own in the TARDIS.

Twice Upon A Time won’t be out on DVD until sometime in late January, so an official release will have to wait a little, but I decided to experiment a bit and put together a small sample making use of the DVD footage and the available Youtube footage