Category Archives: Fanedits

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

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

Doctor Who-The Snowmen (fanedit)

 

A 45-minute trim of the 2012 Doctor Who Christmas special The Snowmen.

Christmas is coming, and if the Great Intelligence has his way, so is eternal winter. Sentient and savage snow is descending, eager to consume us all, can The Doctor, the Paternoster Gang, and nanny Clara save a family from the merciless lady of the lake?

The intention is trim the fat on the 2012 Christmas special, removing try-too-hard comedic banter and time wasting filler scenes.

 

Changes:

No comedic banter between 11 and Strax in either of their two big scenes together
– No One Word Test Scene
– The Doctor and Clara’s first meeting shortened (no “two words”, no drawn out scene with the memory worm)
– Clara does not visit the cloud on the first try
– As with my “Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith” edit, the End Credits have been removed (they go by quite fast and look very blurry) and I use the shortened Tennant end theme for the outro.

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The Lies of Sherlock [Fanedit]

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https://ifdb.fanedit.org/the-lies-of-sherlock/

An edit combining the final two episodes of series four, “The Lying Detective” and “The Final Problem”

It’s not a game anymore. Sherlock, John and Mycroft engage of an emotional battle of wits not just with Sherlock’s maniacal and manipulative sister Euros, but with one another as well. From the pitfalls of drug addiction to the boasts of seemingly untouchable media darlings to three heart-wrenching words on the end of a phone conversation. The lies mount up, leading to our heroes reaching a moment of definitive truth. Context is everything.

Special Thanks to FE.org members theryaney, and jswert123456 for feedback and cover art.

Another Clean-Up

Removed my entries on Doctor Who-Series Ten Revisited as I will be remounting them soon with rips from the official DVD releases and not the TX versions.

Gone too is my umpteen drafts of The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith…now that the current version is listed on IFDB. The new draft will be made available to stream on Vimeo shortly.

Also missing is The Snowmen as I had an even better set of ideas for it as an edit. It’ll be back up before Christmas, I hope to have it released on FE.Org as a Christmas present, but we’ll see how they like it.

At the moment, I’m thinking of giving my Doctor Who edits a “uniform title” sequence, which would just be the old 2005-2009 titles with a shortened version of the theme borrowed from Whoflix.