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  1. I love Who as much as most in this thread, been to conventions, bought products etc, watched most of the episodes both old and new series alike. I think the main issues for a falling popularity are Every episode seems to be based on earth, what happened to planet xyz and spacestation 123, we have a whole universe / multiverse and the whole of existance to make stories with, but each week we have London, Birmingham or some other part of the world of the 21st century. In the 70’s and 80’s the Doctor did visit earth but no where near as much as now. I know that CGI isnt cheap, but digital filters on film to change the sky or colour of plants is cheap and easy, its school kid easy, as it can be done post production with shop bought software. The wastelands of Skaro were filmed in a quarry near where I used to live, we went there as kids after filming had wrapped, although my parents didn't tell us at the time. 7year old me found Skaro oddly familiar the next week. When I worked at IBM the building I worked in had been used many times for filming for different episodes none of which were earth based. They used a disused MOD airbase near me for one of Colin Bakers encounters with the Daleks prior to it being demolished and turned into a housing estate. I think what I am trying to say is they used to be more inventive set wise and managed more with less. Nowadays with time travel a mainstream plot device in most sci-fi and some dramas they need to make more effort in my opinion. As nothing they do is ground breaking. We have good story writers but average scripts most of the time, with the occasional excellent one in the mix. The BBC wont can it yet as the merch still sells and they have way to much invested, but as its publicly owned, sooner or later if ratings go down questions will get asked. Then the only option might be overseas investment and or a buy off by one of the independent UK channels. If that happens foreign syndication might be more difficult, Auntie Beeb has a massive amount of clout arround the world, and it may end up on a media outlet thats not accessible to the whole of the UK as is current with BBC1 being its output channel. Then it could simply fade away and get dropped. I hope not as my little boy is just starting to take notice of the Whoverse.
  2. Exactly, Tom Baker is beloved as the Doctor, one of the reasons behind that is due to the time he spent being the Doctor. Recent Turns seem to leave, just when they are getting the groove, fans dislike them at first, then grow to love them, then they leave. Is the BBC just not paying enough? They are not leaving for bigger things as all except Matt Smith have only picked up TV series work afterwards.
  3. Agreed Jack seemed like a last minute addition. Hopefully they'll keep him in for future episodes as he is a popular character. Otherwise not a bad episode. One question though, each and every time we have been introduced to a new Dalek variant, they get binned off by the end of the episode, and we are left with the “old, new” Gold/bronze version. Back before the reboot each time they appeared they were reinvented, even if it was just a paint job.
  4. big F

    1/55's revisited

    I will see if I can find them, iirc they were placed on my old companies web server so I think I still have copies . Thought I had fixed them ages ago :(
  5. big F

    1/55's revisited

    I will have to check my Jetfires iirc one of them had Matsuhiro on it.
  6. This is the main reason I stopped buying valk toys. need to check my 1/60 VF1J in GBP armour as its been in a north facing room in a cabinet with tinted glass at my folks house. Been there for at least 10 years, and I have only checked it a few times. My folks don't open the cabinet and like the figures in there.
  7. You need to contact Cooper59 on that as the original author and shiftzero whos had a part in it also. I hope its not dead.
  8. To be fair, thats not a bad price, theres the time spent measuring and producing the cad files then the hours printing and then the hours finishing. We all know how much time it takes to finish a Macross kit. Its been several decades since I last built a Macross/Robotech Revell kit. But even if its fit is as good as current Hasegawa, theres a good few hours there just getting it to fit together. Shame is half the people seeing this auction will probably have no clue to the time and effort Scott put into it
  9. Runs to printer to press print on first parts.
  10. Yes I hope so. Never got into modding for this game. Was more into mods for Freelancer. Should have had a Macross mod for that IMO.
  11. No built up a massive force, each time encroached on the enemy and parked up next to them and they ignore me until I make a move and attack. Even using their RU and they happily share. The game also crashes just before I get to the stage where I can build SDF1. That is with settings starting off with a large amount or RU which allows one to create a massive fleet.
  12. I downloaded the stl files for that. Gonna print one for myself. Fancy upsizing it a bit as well.
  13. big F

    1/55's revisited

    You gotta fight for the right to Chunky...
  14. One pass, thats still better than some recasts
  15. Really I have Tinkercad running on a ten year old pc. Runs just fine its all web page based.
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