And here we are, my edit of Day of the Moon, my final edit of 2016, and there will be plenty more to come in 2017, I can assure you.
Aside from the changes you’ll have seen already in the sample, I cut out stuff pertaining to Canton being gone for “days” after being inside the prison (in reality, hanging out with The Doctor and chums) and ended the episode right after Canton and Nixon having the conversation about Canton’s choice of fiance.
I fully intend to get around to the first half of this story in a much more wibbly-wobbly way soon, and I may just make it the first edit of 2017. Stay tuned.
Asylum of the Daleks is a pretty fine story once you glance past some of it’s glaring flaws-chief among them the rather sordid and nasty portrayal of the Ponds. Teaching kids about separation and divorce was a brave choice by Moffat, but it does lead to a lot of needless melodrama in a story all about surviving an altogether different kind of hell, and diverts from the episode’s big hook…Daleks. Loads of them.
Also removed are the manner in which the Daleks assemble our intrepid trio…they are Daleks, they move in as mysterious ways as any time lord, let your imagination run wild as to how they got there…it’s sort of like how they opened Bad Wolf back in 2005 with The Doctor in the big brother house. Doctor and companions in trouble, no soap opera beforehand, or during, this adventure.
Oh and I shortened the ending slightly from Eleven hammering home “Doctor Who” to the audience and ends with “you’re never gonna stop asking”
A fanedit of The Eleventh Hour with a few minor additions and trims, cheif among them being the end of “The End of Time” for the pre-credits, and the omission of the fish fingers and custard scene, Jeff’s dirty internet history, The Doctor changing clothes and confronting the Atraxi, and The Doctor and Amy’s conversation outside the TARDIS
Here’s a sample from some of my test edits with The Eleventh Hour
I decided to trim out The Doctor calling the Metraxi back to Earth. It was generally just an excuse to set up the costume change and a bit of fanservice. In this edit, we cut from Amy unconscious in the hospital to waking up in her bed at night just as the TARDIS arrives, with The Doctor apologizing for running off (that’s all you really need to know to show some time has passed), I’ve also completely cut The Doctor sweet-talking Amy into coming on board. Here, she steps into the show immediatly
Victory Of The Daleks is no stranger to fanediting…well, as far as mock intros are concerned anyway. All you need do is visit Youtube and search “Mighty Morphing Dalek Rangers” and you’ll get quite a few vids all poking fun at the episode’s biggest claim to infamy…trying to force feed the rebellious British Public the new Dalek paradigm. I recall back when the Anorak Zone had an episode guide devoted to New Who, the caption on one of the screen grabs simply read “BUY ME AS TOYS, I HAVE BECOME A WHOOOOOORE”
So with so many mock intros of the Fatleks/Dalektubbies/Dalek Rangers out there, one has to ask…is the whole episode worth a do-over? There are some things you can’t salvage if it’s beyond your capability, but there were some unique challenges I set for myself when tackling this one.
First order of business was to replace the pre-titles scene with a reprise of the end of “The Beast Below”, with the titles coming after the very appropriate cliff-hanger of that episode with Churchill calling in The Doctor for advise on the Ironside project. After this, the episode proceeds as normal right up until Danny Boy and company manage to avert the Daleks plan to light up London during blackout hours. With their plan thwarted, the Daleks make good their escape and we avoid the entirety of the Bracewell bomb climax. A little voice-over from Amy neatly takes us into our final scene, and we remove the cliffhanger with the crack in the wall.
I’d say small victories are the best.
This is another stab at the second episode of Matt Smith’s stint as The Doctor. There is an earlier version of this edit available on this blog, and this one isn’t exactly too different. Still intact is the “Meanwhile In The TARDIS” minisode as an alternative pre-credits sequence. The rest of the story is more or less intact, although this time I close it out on the hug rather than receive the phone call from Churchill, which leads into the next episode (which, by the way, is also the next edit on the way). High quality version will be uploaded soon, but for now here’s the scaled down Vimeo version
Pretty much the same as the audio-only edit I made. Not much missing other than the montage of places and people we met throughout season five, River’s portion of the cliffhanger, The Doctor’s Pandorica speech, and the destruction of the universe at the very end of the first part.