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A Comics Related Easter Egg from the New Doctor Who Series

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One of the more irksome news stories about the latest series of Doctor Who (for those avoiding plot spoilers, anyway) was the leaking of rough cuts of the first several episodes online. But one observant fan watching a leaked copy of episode five claims to have found this rather nice little blink-and-you'll-miss-it Easter egg on a screen, which should warm the hearts of fans of the old Doctor Who Weekly/Monthly strips...

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What am i looking at ? :lol: I did buy the odd Dr Who weekly as a kid but don't know who it is.

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big bad bri wrote:What am i looking at ? :lol: I did buy the odd Dr Who weekly as a kid but don't know who it is.
That is Abslom Daak, Dalek Killer, created in 1979 by Steve Moore and Steve Dillon.

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Bri is not the only puzzled member. I know I'm occasionally guilty of taking things literally but I wasted several minutes the day before yesterday looking for both an actual egg, and the relationship of any element in the picture to Easter. I've looked again this morning and I still haven't a clue. Explain please, Tony.

And this timing-out issue is really getting on my nerves. Get on the case, Al, please.

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Phoenix wrote:Bri is not the only puzzled member. I know I'm occasionally guilty of taking things literally but I wasted several minutes the day before yesterday looking for both an actual egg, and the relationship of any element in the picture to Easter. I've looked again this morning and I still haven't a clue. Explain please, Tony.

And this timing-out issue is really getting on my nerves. Get on the case, Al, please.
An Easter egg is an intentional inside joke or hidden feature in a movie, TV show, videogame, or on a DVD. Sorry, it's a fairly well known expression these days, I assumed people would know it.

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Thank you for the explanation, Tony. I've never seen or heard that expression before.


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Did anyone see [i]Mummy on the Orient Express[/i] on Sat/repeat Sun/iPlayer :?:

So far it was my favourite Peter Capaldi Dr Who episode, what did everyone else think? Hopefully Peter C will stay for at least 4 series as he has had a great start.

He reminded me a little of Jon Pertwee's Dr as he dashed around the space-train.

If you've not seen it enjoy :)

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Muffy wrote:Did anyone see [i]Mummy on the Orient Express[/i] on Sat/repeat Sun/iPlayer :?:

So far it was my favourite Peter Capaldi Dr Who episode, what did everyone else think? Hopefully Peter C will stay for at least 4 series as he has had a great start.

He reminded me a little of Jon Pertwee's Dr as he dashed around the space-train.

If you've not seen it enjoy :)
Best of the series so far, I think.

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Muffy wrote:Did anyone see [i]Mummy on the Orient Express[/i] on Sat/repeat Sun/iPlayer :?:

So far it was my favourite Peter Capaldi Dr Who episode, what did everyone else think? Hopefully Peter C will stay for at least 4 series as he has had a great start.

He reminded me a little of Jon Pertwee's Dr as he dashed around the space-train.

If you've not seen it enjoy :)
I really enjoyed it. Capaldi is great, and the story was direct and straightforward. Good stuff.
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Capaldi is starting to warm up to me and liked the episode. Not sure about the comparison with Jon Pertwee though. They are too different in my opinion (except for possibly the hair colour).
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Capaldi lacks the sometimes laid-back charm of Pertwee - he's much more intense - but other than that he's the first of the 'new era' Doctors to really feel like he fits the role, IMO.

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Capaldi has been great. A combination between Pertwee and Hartnell but with a touch of doubt. But I've enjoyed his callousness and steel.

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Not to mention a cigar case full of jelly babies XD

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There's something very Aspergers about Capaldi's depiction, and I am sufficiently biased to like that :)

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