DIE SPAM, DIE!
MFU
iwerewolf
Ah, erm, sorry about that folks.  I saw them in bristolrenfaire yesterday and I flagged away but the posts are still there.  I knew it was just a matter of time before they hit here, but I was hoping it would be yesterday, while I was on LJ.  I hadn't gotten here yet today but glad I got a message about it.  Thanks for that, feel free to send me a message if you guys see spam before I do. 

Dark Horizons novel
chasepan
Dark Horizons is a new hardback 11th Doctor novel by Jenny Colgan, who has 11 best selling novels or so. When she was 11 years old she met Peter Davison by winning a contest and he thought she was a boy! In any case, the novel is very, very good. It brings back the feeling of good storytelling, amazing original ideas mixed with short references to past stories and other movies and TV shows and the Doctor's own background without going overboard. The novel is helped by not having Amy and Rory and River. The Doctor's on his own and in the far past where he meets Vikings, settlers, and...something else. The TARDIS goes underwater and there is some brilliant imagery there and throughout the other scenes. There are well drawn characters among all the different groups of humans and the threat is dangerous. The Doctor acts like the Doctor--he is not just the hyperactive, manic Doctor we see on TV (IMO Matt Smith has the Doctor all wrong at the current time).

It my opinion that Doctor Who, since 2010 or just before during the Specials (which weren't so special) has lost its storytelling prowess on TV. This novel depicts how to Doctor Who as it tells a plot driven story with seriousness, some humor, a dangerous threat and amazing settings. It is highly recommended.

Who Has $80 For A Doctor Who Hockey Jersey?
Third Doctor
tremas
Stumbled across this today; anyone got the cash to get one? :)


http://davesgeekyideas.com/2011/12/02/doctor-who-battlestar-galactica-and-zelda-hockey-jerseys-now-available-for-a-limited-time/

Slight Change to the Community
MFU
iwerewolf
Hi there, your friendly neighborhood mod here. I just wanted to say LJ seems to have made some changes because now all posts by new members seem to be moderated. This is both good and bad. It's good because (as I literally just now saw) there was some kind of adult type spam that was posted to the group. The bad is that because I am working again I'm not here to monitor the group to approve messages right away. So it's good that the porn and other crap spam isn't seen by you guys, however the legitimate posts will be delayed in being seen. Right now I'm not so busy that I wouldn't be able to approve them that same day. Plus things are so quiet here that I'm not concerned with the occasional moderated post. If things change both with the chatter in the community and my schedule, I may have to ask for help. But I don't foresee that happening any time in the near future.

Classic Doctor Who: Full Circle Part 1 Caps
franz ferdinand
haldir_lives13
Classic Doctor Who: Full Circle Part 1
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932 Caps

A while ago, I was making some icons and had a really hard time finding caps for classic who, specifically Tom Baker. For some odd reason, I only realised today that I could make caps from some Tom Baker DVDs I have. Derp.

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HERE @ loony_llama



Really? Is that the best you could do?
wiseacre
Acid mines? Really?

Keeeee-rist.

I know it is just a plot device to get the 'gangers into the story, but surely another hazardous environment could have been concocted. I really doubt that the 22nd Century's acid will be mined on small islands.

More thoughts later on the episode itself, but I did want to see if I was the only one shaking his/her head at this.

from drwho_discuss

Why The Doctor's Wife was so good
wiseacre
I think I should make an effort to say what I thought was so good about The Doctor's Wife before the episode is swept away by another. A week without much sleep, so please forgive any spelling errors or lapses in coherence.

At the heart of it, I think the episode was so rewarding because it was Doctor Who. Aren't they all, you say? No. During RTD's tenure, one felt that whatever love he had for the show, he was trying to distance himself from what had gone before and make it all his own. I think Moffat has been getting away from that. He seems to have more respect for the history and the canon. Not so much that he won't do things with it, but with respect for and within the larger framework.

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also posted over in drwho_discuss

Doctor Who- Series #1-4 on sale for $31.49- today only!
squee
theonlytime
Today's deal of the day on Amazon is the first 4 series' of Doctor Who on DVD.

Doctor Who: The Complete First Series- $31.49

Doctor Who: The Complete Second Series- $31.49

Doctor Who: The Complete Third Series- $31.49

Doctor Who: The Complete Fourth Series- $31.49

This is the lowest price any of these sets have been on Amazon. Such a classic show at a very good price. Don't miss out, this is only a 1 day sale!

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