Category Archives: Fanedits

Doctor Who-The Snowmen [Fanedit]

Another remake of an earlier edit, this time I thought I’d try minimizing most of Strax’s comedy and interactions with The Doctor a tad. Also gone is the one word test and the stuff with the memory worm, as well as Clara’s first exploration of The Doctor’s dwelling in the clouds. Everything else is pretty much the same.

 

 

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Doctor Who-Gallifrey Falls [Fanedit]

In it’s infancy, this edit was known as “The Moment Has Come” and was released on this blog back in 2015, but the purging of my previous MEGA account lost the product to the tearful rains of time, so I’ve now decided to revisit it with a snappier title and a few improvements to the editing.

The episode now begins with the very unveiling of the “Gallifrey Falls” painting, and the titles follow Matt saying “the day he killed them all”, we have a shortened version of the RTD era Doctor Who theme, and then back to the museum for most of the story.

I decided to hold back from the War Doctor’s introduction scene until the time came for him to meet The Moment and fetch the Fez, luckily, there’s a perfect moment to bridge from the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors meeting to that scene as soon as Ten says “so where did it go?” when inquiring about the Fez. Very lucky to have had that scene there.

The destruction of Gallifrey originally came about in my first edit as soon as Clara found the War Doctor had vanished from the chair. Here we get to see the War Doctor actually trigger the big red button that leads to the obliteration of the planet.

Most of the story is the same, I opted to also omit any scene with the painting of Elizabeth and Ten getting smashed in by the Zygons for reasons that become quite clear at the end. I was never really satisfied with how Whoflix  ended his Tennant cut, and thought it needed a better closing shot than just his TARDIS materializing. So I spared the painting of Elizabeth and The Doctor from destruction so we can have a quick pan over to it one more time.

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Doctor Who-Rose: Eight to Nine Edit [Fanedit]

Cast your mind back to 2005…simpler times and simple pleasures. Russel T. Davies re awoken the sleeping giant of science-fiction with a modest and whirl wind reinvention of Doctor Who starring Christopher Eccelston as the Ninth Doctor and Billie Piper as Rose Tyler, who became essentially the show’s quintessential answer to Gwen Stacy…only without the satisfaction of a bridging.

For that first year, many fans questioned where things would go, it would not be until “Dalek” where we learned who was involved in the last great time war (I, being a book nerd, thought they were going to make the recently folded war with Faction Paradox canon to the tv world), other questions were whether or not Adam would turn out to be Davros because of his ‘third eye’ (yes, erratically preposterous fan theories were running rampant even back then), but the most crucial question on everyone’s mind…was what had happened to Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor?

There didn’t seem to be an answer. Doctor Who Magazine at one point offered to reveal how he came to be Christopher Eccelston with the planned conclusion to their final Eighth Doctor strip adventure “The Flood”, something RTD even encouraged, but the BBC had the final say and did’nt want Eccelston to be glimpsed before transmission, so the idea was quietly dropped and the strip adventure ended on a homage of sorts to “Survival”. I remember being quite vexed at the time about it, as there were still loose ends from that era still to be tied up…though that would be (partially) remedied in later years with the new series Doctors.

We did’nt get a concrete answer until the 50th anniversary, seven years later, in the “Night of the Doctor” minisode, where the Eighth Doctor tries in vain to save someone who despises his race and stays with her ’till the bitter end…only to be given a choice by the Sisterhood of Karn to become a being who could tip the balance in the ongoing time war. He chooses to be a warrior, a Doctor no more…we come to know him as a Doctor of war.

It wasn’t Eccelston though.

In a convoluted fashion that can only come about when a reluctant actor doesn’t want to dip his toes in the same lake twice, Eccelston was replaced in the special by John Hurt, and the special tied up the remainder of RTD’s influence on the show in grandfatherly fashion. Eccelston had to make do with archive footage of him being used in the sequence where all thirteen Doctors save Gallifrey.

Fans opinion was mixed, some did not take to the fact Mcgann was shafted by the 50th and did’nt get to participate in the time war at all, others could not adapt well to the concept that Eccelston was not even the Ninth, but in actuality the tenth incarnation of the time lord, bumping Matt Smith up to the final incarnation. Some thought the lineage of the Doctors had become slightly more complicated than it need be.

Some cried out for simpler times.

Took a few years but…wish granted.

Cast your mind back now to 2005, where the Eighth transitions to Nine in just under a few minutes, sit back and enjoy Eccleston’s first adventure all over again…oh, and this time, let’s leave Rose Tyler behind shall we?

Physician heal thyself

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Red Dwarf-Out of Time (Tikka Edit)

“Out of Time” is largely thought of as the last of the “good” outings for the boys from the ‘Dwarf. It was the final episode written by both Rob Grant and Dough Naylor before Grant went on to pursue solo fortunes and Naylor was left with keeping the franchise afloat for as long as it could remain profitable, and it’s an engine that’s been kept running ever since. Whether or not the ship has sprang a few leaks or not is a matter for subjective opinion with the long serving fanbase.

But let’s get back to when one era ended, and how it was resolved with an era about to begin. “Out of Time” began a four year hiatus for the show, and ended in dramatic fashion with the crew seemingly killed by their future selves after a skirmish. It would not be until 1997 where we learned the conveniently convoluted explanation for their ongoing survival in a small pre-titles prelude before beginning an entirely different adventure.

It is with this prelude in mind that I decided to tinker with a minimally different edit of “Out of Time” by taking the series seven epilogue and having it work as linking material to the unedited and complete episode. Lister introduces us to the story as soon as he says “see attached” and chimes back in shortly after Starbug’s destruction to explain everything else.

Better than Air Belgium? I’ll leave that to the subjective opinions of the audience these edits are made for…your fine selves.

By the way, they’re in space.

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UPDATE: Following advice from FE.Org’s “Wilhelm Scream”, I’ve put together an alternative cut

Changes

-Video journal moved to pre-titles
-Everything about reality bubbles and Lister as an android removed
-Series VII titles used instead of Series VI

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Smallville-Finale ”Finalized” [Fanedit]

Another stab at making a shorter version of the Smallville series finale. I’d previously done this with the aborted ”Circle” edit meshing up ”Homecoming” and ”Finale”, and it was up here for a time before FE.org’s Bionicbob pointed out a continuity error which necessitated a takedown…and then of course I lost the edit and the files in a crash so production of it was again stalled.

Fortunately, I happened to find my ”Finale” DVD rip still haunting an old save drive of mine so I thought I’d take out the old motor and see what I could do with just the ”Finale” material. Years of editing experience has given me the confidence to finally put this puppy together in a way that I hope is somewhat compelling and emotionally satisfying

SPOILERS FOR THE EDIT

The key omissions and changes to this particular edit are as follows:

-No possession of Oliver Queen by Darksied

-No flash forwards to Chole reading the comic book to her kid or the scenes at the Planet at the end

-Lois and Clark’s wedding isn’t ruined and delayed for seven years, and is pretty much the penultimate scene

-Lois does not board Airforce One.

-Tess does not erase Lex’s memories.

-Episode ends with Clark getting the suit and the pep talk from his fathers before zooming out of the Fortress

Clark saving the world from Apokolips at the end BEFORE he gets the suit is a trick you can only really pull off because of the artistic choices the actual people in charge made not to commit to showing Clark in the suit fully. You only get a red and blue blur in long distance. While you have to sort of suspend disbelief SLIGHTLY here, I think it’s something you don’t have to dwell too much on. It does the job for me.

Another continuity nitpick is Clark knows where to find Tess…sadly, I don’t have much to really cover exactly how he knows where to find Tess’ car, but with the planet already in orbit around the planet, you can just say he was on his way to the Watchtower before happening to stumble on Tess’ car.

I might redo this edit down ever so slightly the line as there’s something ‘off’ about Tom Welling’s utterance of ”And now the series finale of Smallville”, but for now, here’s what I have so far.

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