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Nov 06, 2016, 04:09 pm #90 Last Edit: Nov 06, 2016, 04:51 pm by galacticprobe
Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Nov 05, 2016, 08:26 am
I mean, seriously how did Maxtible build all that stuff in his house?

Good question, Steve (if it any of has to do with what we've seen in the preview teaser). But then, one might just as easily ask, how did Dexter build that massive secret laboratory in (and under) his ordinary house, in a typical suburban neighborhood, and do it all right under his parents' noses while he couldn't have been more than about 10 years old? ('Dexter's Laboratory' ;)) It's called "suspension of belief (or disbelief)": fiction for the purposes if entertainment. (Funny how no one questions how the TARDIS can exist. :)) And even outside of the Whoniverse, just look at all of those Bond villains and the super lairs they've built. Scaramanga's complex in "The Man With The Golden Gun" had to cost billions alone just to build, never mind operate, yet he still wanted more - to take over the world (typical megalomaniac). With all of that money, if I had it, I'd be having fun rather than building a complex like that so I could take over the world. (Just think of the Who prop replicas one could build with a wallet like that! ;D)

It's just a suspension of belief. Maniacal guys in SF/Action productions somehow find ways to build the unbelievable - in their garages, back yard sheds, attics, broom cupboards, etc. - just as the good guy always somehow finds ways to thwarts them. :D

Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Nov 06, 2016, 11:39 am
Anyone watched this yet?

Sadly not yet here, and last night while watching 'Dick Gently' on BBC America they'd changed their advert for "Power" from 'New Series premier starting November 12th...' to '~November 19th...', so they've pushed it back and now in the States we have to wait another week for "Power". >:(

Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Nov 06, 2016, 11:39 am
I managed to grab the first 3 episodes before the download settings were rest by BBC Store. (They are supposed to be releasing it one episode a day, but I'm guessing someone lent on a button and they all went out :D)

Lucky you! :D (I don't know if the States had that option. Usually it's "Not available in your country" or "Not available outside the UK", so I stopped trying that a while ago - tired of the disappointment. (I'll catch it on TV, and then get the DVD.)

Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Nov 06, 2016, 11:39 am
I've seen the first two so far and I'm really impressed. The animation is really well done. Whilst some of the characters wide angle walking shots look a little odd, the close ups look perfect and the voice sync is not too shabby at all.

This is great news! (And I'm guessing puts an end to the naysayers about shoddy animation in those Amazon reviews.)

Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Nov 06, 2016, 11:39 am
(I did notice a continuity error in episode 1 regarding Ben and Polly's clothes though ;))

That's probably forgivable, especially when you consider the lengths they went through to bring this story back to life for us. Remember the original "The Empire Strikes Back" scenes when Han Solo is being lowered into the carbonite chamber? He's not wearing his black waistcoat, then he' is, no... he's not wearing it again... wait, now it's back again... So even the biggest of productions can have continuity errors with clothing. (That error was corrected in the remastered version of "Empire", and Han's waistcoat is gone altogether.)

Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Nov 06, 2016, 11:39 am
Forget about the TARDIS interior pictures posted upthread, they are nothing like the ones actually used in the final product!

This is also great news, and proves again that publicity images are a nice teaser, but not always something to be relied upon. (And now I really hate having to wait that extra week before being able to see this!)

Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Nov 06, 2016, 11:39 am
Roll on Macra Terror, or Evil, or maybe Daleks Master Plan - although I suspect the number of new sets and characters required for Evil and Master Plan may make it unviable for the time being...

Let's just keep up hopes that "Power" proves to the BBC that there is a demand for restored stories like this, and that sales of the DVD not only recoup the cost of the restoration, but also bring in enough extra money for then to be able to restore more stories. If they start with those missing one episode first, and work up, eventually there will be just a handful left that have more missing episodes than surviving ones, and the BBC will have enough money from the sale of the other DVDs to start restoration on those. The tricky ones will be those stories missing more episodes than they have surviving ones (like "Master Plan"), or stories that are missing all episodes.

Let's keep the hopes up, though, as we're seeing some stories being restored like this that we never thought we'd see restored. (And we want the BBC to know that we are very grateful to them for the efforts they've gone though to give us fans these great missing stories intact - restored, but intact.)

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

Rassilons Rod

So I caved in and bought the download version from the store.

Dunno what happened with the promo images.... But the TARDIS in the episode looks ok.... (except for the wrong colour phone panel).

The interior looks pretty decent too. The layout of the walls isn't right, but otherwise it's ok.

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In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

Rassilons Rod

There's a really bizarre bit in episode one: The first scene in the rest room, Ben and Polly are wearing colony clothes and then suddenly they are wearing the clothes they had on in the TARDIS and Hensell says "Make sure they get some proper clothing"...
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

Rassilons Rod

Nov 11, 2016, 08:43 pm #93 Last Edit: Nov 11, 2016, 08:49 pm by rassilonsrod
Here are some more previously unknown (to me at least) set photos from Power. Screengrabs from "Servants and Masters", though I am sure there will be some better reference on the photogallery on the DVD (better on the bluray if it has one).

Classic shot, inside the capsule.
Capsule - 01.jpg

Comms room
Communications Room.jpg

Hensell's office
Hensell's Office.jpg

3 shots of Lestersen's Lab
Lesterson's Lab - 01.jpg

Lesterson's Lab - 02.jpg

Lesterson's Lab - 03.jpg

3 shots from the Rocket Room - and potentially another reuse of the computer panels seen in Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150AD, Master Plan, War Machines, Snowmen.... etc
Rocket Room - 01.jpg

Rocket Room - 02.jpg

Rocket Room - 03.jpg

Classic shot of The TARDIS on Vulcan - check out the hole in the lamp housing, later seen in Planet of the Spiders, etc.
TARDIS - 01.jpg

TARDIS - 02.jpg

TARDIS - 03.jpg

Slightly larger composite
TARDIS - Composite.jpg

New shot of the Vulcan landscape
Vulcan - 01.jpg

Classic shot of the Doctor on vulcan
Vulcan - 02.jpg
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

Teppic

Quote from: rassilonsrod on Nov 11, 2016, 06:57 pm
There's a really bizarre bit in episode one: The first scene in the rest room, Ben and Polly are wearing colony clothes and then suddenly they are wearing the clothes they had on in the TARDIS and Hensell says "Make sure they get some proper clothing"...


It's been recognised by the animators as a mistake that slipped through the net when they were reviewing the completed story. The whole animation process was ultimately a bit of a rush job, not started until April this year with a deadline that absolutely couldn't slip (aparrently part 6 was only completed on the Wednesday before the first episode was released!). I doubt they'll be able to fix it before the DVD release, buy they may be able to do so for the Blu-Ray.

Rassilons Rod

Quote from: teppic on Nov 11, 2016, 10:51 pm
Quote from: rassilonsrod on Nov 11, 2016, 06:57 pm
There's a really bizarre bit in episode one: The first scene in the rest room, Ben and Polly are wearing colony clothes and then suddenly they are wearing the clothes they had on in the TARDIS and Hensell says "Make sure they get some proper clothing"...

I doubt they'll be able to fix it before the DVD release, buy they may be able to do so for the Blu-Ray.


Somehow, I think it will just be forgotten about.
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

tony farrell

A short interview/promotion piece which the BBC's Breakfast programme carried can be found here: http://www.combom.co.uk/2016/11/power-of-daleks-bbc-breakfast-interview_27.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

No spoilers but, it does give those who haven't seen Power of the Daleks a 'flavour of the beast'.

Also, a couple of somewhat grainy photographs of the Communications Room from that story and an equally grainy but rare colour photo of part of this set:

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Rassilons Rod

Nov 27, 2016, 10:32 pm #97 Last Edit: Nov 22, 2017, 06:13 am by rassilonsrod
Of course.... That radar was in Tenth Planet, too.... ;)
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

ritchie409

can't beleive i just spotted this thread. im glad the overall opinion of the console room was that it was good could have kicked myself about the layout but it was put together in record speed i'll have to put together a page for the Shada console room soon

Rassilons Rod

I'll get some official floor plans up for that later.
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.