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Norrins24 Dec 2018 2:55 a.m. PST

Painted the recently released 13th Doctor figure from Warlord Games. I have shied away from using this range from Warlord Games as they are advertised as being 38mm (head to foot) as opposed to the standard 28mm that I use. Given this is the only figure I have in this range, I'm not seeing a notable difference in size between this figure and other ranges.

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parrskool24 Dec 2018 5:51 a.m. PST

…. now the show only needs some decent scripts!

joedog24 Dec 2018 8:00 a.m. PST

They've had ongoing regular writing problems since halfway through Matt Smith's second season – largely due to the fact that Smith just couldn't carry the show, so they had to rely on the companions to do it – and when Capaldi came in they didn't shift gears.

Let's be honest, Jodie isn't the first female Doctor – Clara was effectively acting as the Doctor the whole time she was there – Capaldi was only getting one or two worthwhile scripts per season until his last.

Schogun24 Dec 2018 9:41 a.m. PST

I agree with parrskool. I could accept Jodie as an actress but the scripts were terrible. I gave up after three episodes then watched the season finale (also terrible). The episode with Rosa Parks was well done though.

Oh -- back to the post. Nice job on the figs!

forrester24 Dec 2018 3:03 p.m. PST

32mm or whatever seems an almost compulsory move for several licensed ranges, perhaps as a means of distancing them from previous 28mm versions.
Unfortunately that's put me off getting Warlord figures, except the plastic Daleks and Cybermen.
The latter need to be big chaps, and the former look good if you don't mix them with Black Tree or Microuniverse.
I haven't seen much in the way of size comparison between Doctors, so this is helpful.

I'm not sure Warlord have got a lot to work with on 13th Doctor miniatures. I can't see much call for a P'tang or Future Racist Man. Or the FROG.

Mirosav24 Dec 2018 8:49 p.m. PST

The previous Warlord Doctors are noticeably larger than the comparison ones in your photo. I haven't seen the Warlord 13th in person, but Jodie Whitaker is 5'6", Matt Smith 6' and David Tennant 6'1".

The H Man Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2018 5:53 a.m. PST

I think they shot themselves in the foot with a rather desperate concept.

Some more Warlord to others comparisons are welcome. Buy more, show pictures.

Personal logo 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2018 4:24 p.m. PST

Doctor Grace Hart: Shall we begin the autopsy? Doctor Grace Hart.

Watson: A woman doctor?

Sherlock: Impossible! Fortunately we have a real doctor here.

Watson: Would you like some heroin?

The H Man Supporting Member of TMP26 Dec 2018 6:41 p.m. PST

The cast and crew used to visit the BBC bar after work.

It appears the modern production team may very well accept Watson's offer before work.


As for female doctors, Dr Elizabeth Shaw wins.

Fergo11327 Dec 2018 3:31 a.m. PST

It's not just the scripts. Plenty of fans on Youtube point out that she is confused in how she tries to play the role, noting that she is stealing features from the boys but has no clear picture of the persona she wants to portray herself.

As for me, I don't know and no longer care. After being a fan since childhood I stopped watching when the BBC decided to take such a ridiculous turn. They could not have made a more divisive decision to the fan base.

We now only watch the Classic Who era and my kids love it. Good stories with intrigue. Interesting companions. Iconic monsters. Fluffed lines and occasional bad acting that makes us all laugh. Terrible special effects. Its great! Watched Web of Fear the other day. Corny Doctor Who goodness tuned up to 10. More please!

The H Man Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2018 4:51 a.m. PST

The effects were not terrible. They had a budget and, more than today a very tight schedule, with much of the show being shot "live".

They did what they could with the money, time and materials available. Remember, there were no shops specialising in effects like there are today. There was a time when polystyrene and bubble wrap was new and exciting.

All that aside, it still kicks the snot out of cgi (Of which there are many worse examples, asylum films making lots of them). At least people had to put in some effort and got their hands dirty.

I agree with your other points.

On the female doctor. I skipped this so not to cause a ruckus. At least Liz Shaw had her great strength as a woman and didn't need to try to steal her strength from a man. Perhaps I was onto something there after all.

parrskool27 Dec 2018 10:46 a.m. PST

…. spot on fergo 113

Personal logo 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2018 6:07 p.m. PST

I quite enjoyed the first two Doctors of the modern era played by Eccleston and Tenant. After that I kinda lost interest.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2018 10:52 a.m. PST

I am fairly happy with the 13th Doctor, she has the David Tennant activity level (Alons y!)and the stories are easy to understand.
I accept I may be in a minority here…!!!

The H Man Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2018 9:14 p.m. PST

Maybe. But the info is welcome.

Stories being easy to understand may sound like being kind to simple or dumbed down stories. Or just not the crazy stuff they had going previously. I suspect you mean the latter?

I would love to know what was going through their heads. Not how to please the classic crowd, that's for sure. With so many Tennant fans now having moved on to other fancies, what are they up to? Who's really left? Pardon the pun.

I can't see them aiming at women, but maybe they are? Perhaps more blokes would watch a lady? But there were always companions for that. I feel they just went with shock and awe. For me even that flopped, plenty of shock, little awe. More shock and yawn by this point. But, he it seems to keep me entertained, even if I'm not a viewer.

Fergo11331 Dec 2018 2:50 a.m. PST

Its like passing a car crash I guess. You know you shouldn't really look, but you just can't help it.

I was curious about how it all went and so browsed YouTube to see what people were saying. It wasn't pretty! That's a lot of people never going to give it a second try when Doctor Who returns in 2020.

Bottom line an Audience score of 28%, and dropping fast, on Rotten Tomatoes pretty much says it all.

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