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Doctor Who-World Enough and Time [Fanedit]

Thirteen

Nice tits Hartnell.

 

Well, something cheif among Sidney Newman’s final requests for the show has come to pass [another desire was retro generation, we’ll cover that eventually in my lifetime too I’m sure…probably once Tennant runs out of lucky dimes over in Duckberg], congratulation to Jodi Whittiker as she takes a man’s key and inserts it into her hole to spread her legs across the milky way.

 

…What do you mean that came out wrong?

Anyhoo, don’t think of this edit as a part of my series ten revisited series, I already have an altogether different plan for the finale of that particular series…no, no this is strictly some quick fun I  opted to have with the series ten finale.

Since it aired, I have always felt the ideal opportunity was to have had Capaldi make a surprise exit in ”The Doctor Falls”..why should he rehash the resistance to change when Eleven assured us that we must always keep moving and never forget who we were? Capaldi spending sixty minutes moaning about it fresh off us eating our Christmas dinner may not be what happens, but it’ll form part of it, and I think that’s such a shame…better to go out in a blaze of grace

A lot of the edits you’ll see here will show up in my revisited version, but not all of them, and the first and latter halves is pretty much note for note unaltered aside from a couple of nips and tucks to join the episodes up, and of course, a very special ending.

I need to go back to the kitchen now…and Jodi needs to go back to the TARDIS…and towards the future.

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Doctor Who Series Ten Revisited-Oxygen

Oxygen

I know what you’re thinking…”hang on a minute Zar, is’nt this episode five?”

In order of transmission, quite so, but this is fanediting and if I feel we ought to be moving up the steps on the ladder quicker, I don’t see the point in trying to slow us down.

Where does that leave ”Thin Ice” you may ask? Well, the honest heart of the matter is I did’nt see a hell of a lot wrong with that story…that, plus I kind of have a soft spot for it seeing as it was initially leaked out earlier than it was intended to air…not a particularly essential story, but one I was still incredibly excited to preview ahead of transmission time. Any time something comes from ”the future”, it makes being a fan as close to the reality of the television show they’re addicted to.

So warm memories of spending Saturday morning watching the ”leak”, the fact that it’s not a bad and rather pleasing little romp [once you get past the preachy SJW gunk], and wanting to get through the series quicker in a most unique manner got me thinking a bit about what to do with as minimal amount of ”Thin Ice” as possible, and I decided to use the final few minutes of it as the pre-titles teaser to this one, the result is a slightly longer than usual opener but I think it still works

As for the ”Knock, Knock” story arc…we see it advance just a little more here, as Bill finally moves in , and The Doctor gets to meet her gang of friends. We also get a little more of the mysterious creeking before we resume the rest of Jamie Matheson’s brilliant ”Oxygen” as normal, with one major omission at the end. In keeping with Jamie’s original script, The Doctor regains his eyesight and doesn’t go blind.

Is that it then? Have we ”seen” [or rather unseeen] the sightless Doc? Maybe…maybe not, depends on if a certain edit goes the way I want, but for now, I hear someone knocking twice at my door…might wait until next week before I answer.

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Doctor Who-Series Ten Revisited: Smile [Fanedit]

Smile

SPOILERS FOR THE EPISODE AND EDIT FOLLOW:

Smile was a story badly in need of a mystery to go with the exploration…something that the pre-titles unfortunately eroded right from the outset by revealing what the problem was, what was behind it, and the fate of the colonists.

As Moffat once said about unsurprising reveals on the Earthshock DVD, ”if the story was called Robots of Death, it’s whodunnit status was completely compromised”…well, while the title may not give much away here, maybe you should try to make sure the first few minutes of the episode don’t do the same…so out it goes, the first of some rather minimal changes overall to the story.

Yes, I actually like this one despite the lack of a good strong hook for The Doctor and Bill as they build on their relationship and banter. It’s a very nice step-by-step guide to the wonders of The Doctor’s world and there’s your typical moment where a companion learns a harsh truth about where it is that humanity is going. The only other thing at fault with the story that I can’t fix admittedly is the I.T crowd ending.

As it stands, I like the episode so much that there’s not much to edit other than provide a much stronger opening for proceedings…which is supplied by using what was cut from my edit of ”The Pilot”…The Doctor inviting Bill on board the TARDIS. Simple as that.

From there, a few trims repurpose ”Smile”s original pre-titles footage [the parts with The Doctor and Bill anyway] into post-titles footage, and they’re soon on the planet exploring the colony and we build on the now newly instated mystery of what happened to everyone.

For the ending, it’s back to the story arc we begun in the edit of ”The Pilot” involving Bill’s future dwelling, and we learn the fate of one of the new residents…I don’t really know how much of ”Knock, Knock” I’ll be left with once the time comes to wrap this devil up, but we’ll see. Thankfully the footage here is minimal.

Don’t look for any fancy custom next times or end credits this time to reflect the changes…I really, really, can’t be arsed doing all that. I have no time. So we crash after the final scene into the executive producer credits at the very end.

Next week, the more radical changes resume…but I must ask a question made famous by a most animated talk show host of the nineties…are you getting enough OXYGEN?

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Doctor Who: Series Ten Revisited-The Pilot [Fanedit]

 

Pilot

And so we have arrived, in two weeks time, in another place, The Doctor WILL fall. What awaits us? More of Moffat’s risk-free resurrections? Will Pudding Brain Joe Public be left scratching their heads in the Timey Whimey wilderness?  Will Simm Simmer down? All this and more will be answered whether we like it or not.

In the meantime, now is as good as ever to start sorting out this particular series. Join me on a journey of rediscovery as I go back in time to try and make this series, weak in many aspects of storytelling and suspense, into something that will hopefully keep people coming back for more week after week.

Starting today, and updated weekly, will be Doctor Who Series Ten as I would have it. A series without unnecessary mystery box teasings, under utilized guest stars, new episodes for Michelle Gomez to chew scenery in, a series with maybe even a few twists and turns in established stories, some stories may even be out of transmission order. So many options as time is rewritten and scenes are re-edited.

 

The following details contain SPOILERS for the series and the edit:

 

 

 

As you’ll find when you open up the first episode…you may find it begins not at The Doctor’s study…but somewhere a lot more distant, both in time and space…on a planet of professional executioners…that’s right, we’re getting the Vault mystery out of the way right off the bat. This is all of the Missy scenes from ”Extremis” repurposed for ”The Pilot”, we cut to the credits just as Missy urges The Doctor to let her live, and from there we find a chap at the door..Bill’s door, as her friends are out house-hunting.

That’s right, the first few minutes of ”Knock Knock” a fun but immensely flawed entry in series ten, pops up in this one too, setting up the events of a future edit, and making a recurring guest star out of David Suchette’s Landlord character.

From there, we cut back to Bill attending The Doctor’s lectures, we don’t need her being formerly introduced to him, all we need to learn is he’s her tutor and that’s it.

While she has selected a new house with her friends, it’s still going to take her a while to move, so don’t worry if you think she’s forgotten about her new digs.

After we pop over to Puddle Lane [god, whoever will get that reference?] after it locates The Pilot, we breifly go back to Doc and Missy before we check in on christmas with the crank and Bill, and from there the episode proceeds as normal until Bill arrives in a panic at the campus. Heather ripping off the Midnight monster and padding out screentime is cut and Bill makes a bee-line for The Doctor’s study.

From there, the only thing left to cut is the trip  to Australia, and then most of the episode is the same, save for the conclusion of the Extremis spots right after The Doctor gives the photos of River Song and Susan a stern telling off. We conclude our edit with footage borrowed from ”Lie of the Land” and then head into next time and the coming soon.

Stay tuned for next week as we put on a brave face and SMILE

password: tardis

[I will eventually remake this edit along with the remainder with the DVD sources when they become available]

Power Rangers Super Megaforce-Legendary Battle [Legendary Beatdown Edition]

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password: rangers
Changes

-After the titles, we get a few minutes from the controversial MMPR fanfilm project, indicating that the legendary battle is made possible by the Silver Guardians “Ranger” project.
-Added in Tommy’s epic showdown with Ryu to just after Troy tells the Rangers they will win at the campfire
-Cut Troy’s “I told you I’d come back for you” line to Mavro when he and Orion storm the bridge
-Prior mentions of Orion leaving the planet cut so the final scene makes sense
-Re-purposed Orion’s departure from the penultimate episode “The Wrath” for final scene of the episode.

Power Rangers Super Megaforce-Legendary Battle [Fanedit]

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A Power Rangers edit attempting to fuze elements of “Vrack Is Back”, “The Wrath” and “Legendary Battle” into one story.

As of this writing, the edit I’ve managed is the standard length of one PR episode. It’s not perfect, but I think I have a good outline of where to go. Here’s my blueprint

-Removed Orion being captured and used as a power source
-Removed Roboknight being a prisoner of Vrack and turned against The Rangers
-Removed All Moments and Referenes to the Legendary Keys Being Turned to Stone
-Removed Orion being rescued by Roboknight from the Aquatic base as well as any mention of Roboknight dying, so when he turns up for the Legendary Battle, his exchange with Troy makes more sense
-End the episode on the Rangers saying goodbye to Orion as he leaves in an Armada ship. The bit where he looks at the team photograph before heading off into space is a note-perfect moment to end a series on.

At first I was pretty intimidated with how swamped I got with the “Vrack Is Back” footage, but as I watched it all the way through, I realized the footage take care of itself…the easiest solution is not to have a masterplan to create the drills in the first place…he already has them. That allowed me to remove pretty much 90% of “Vrack is Back”. I had to do some slight tinkering with audio from part one and applied to the part two footage, but it came together nicely.

Sliders-The Exodus [Fanedit]

sliders

The Exodus is the infamous two-parter of the 90s multiverse exploration series SLIDERS, a series that was frequently plauged by executive meddling, pointless cast changes, and ridiclous storylines. It holds a speical place in my heart as it’s first two seasons are amongst the best speculative fiction I’ve ever seen and I do actually have some sort of soft spot for the third season even if it (and season five) are the worst.

The Exodus has a lot going against it…death of a fan favourite character in Professor Artro, gobbeldigook science jargon, the characters all being incredibly self-centered and mean-spirited, a weird serial killer/coma victim subplot…there’s a lot to cut out or generally minimise, and evidently I haven’t been the only one who’s considered this. Apparently the Earth Prime online communuty tried their hand at the Exodus fanedit, I found it on Vimeo and it’s inspired me to do my own version.

I think they tried to be too ambitious with the edit, attempting to ignore some of the hokeier moments and, in what I feel was a missed oppertunity, cut out Quinn returning to his home Earth. This was a seminal moment for me and I thought one of the better moments of the two-parter, ruined all too quickly by Maggie’s ludicrous “allergy” to an Earth. In my version, Quinn and Maggie return from Quinn’s world with no problems and they decide that Earth is where the population of the doomed Pulsar Earth goes.

Arturo’s death is now repurposed in a way that gives him some dignity and underlines the trimph of the Sliders with a tragic setback…they have made it home at last, but feel compelled to return to their usual adventures in order to bring Rickman to justice.

Maggie’s husband is killed off-screen, as Rickman tells Maggie he was killed by the rioters.

The whole Rembrant/Malcom subplot has been removed, they still meet and Rembrant does still bond with him, but the whole drama with trying to get him on the list or whatnot is edited out.

I retained some of the cheesier elements because Sliders is pure 90s cheese and it would feel hollow without some of that being in there. It’s not really a very joyful story as it is.