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March 26, 2012 9:58 AM   Subscribe

Exploring Cardiff's Roath Lock studios, home of Doctor Who, Casualty, Upstairs Downstairs and the Welsh language Pobol y Cwm. Oh yeah, and there's a trailer for Doctor Who series 7, in which Farscape fans will catch a glimpse of Ben Browder.
posted by Artw (25 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
the Welsh language Pobol y Cwm

"Hmm. That sounds interesting. I don't know anything about Welsh other than there's that town with the really long name. Stupid BBC player won't let me watch it. OK, youtube?"

Great, now I will be spending the rest of the afternoon listening to this almost-but-not-completely unintelligible language.
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 10:05 AM on March 26, 2012


JOHN CRICHTON TEAMS UP WITH THE DOCTOR?

shut up that is exactly what is happening until I see otherwise and maybe not even then
posted by mightygodking at 10:10 AM on March 26, 2012 [12 favorites]


Great, now I will be spending the rest of the afternoon listening to this almost-but-not-completely unintelligible language.

As anyone who has read Colin Wilson's The Return of the Lloigor will know it was invented by the incorporeal beings of ancient Lemuria to drain the life out of humanity.
posted by Artw at 10:11 AM on March 26, 2012


It's John Crichton teaming up the Doctor in what looks like Nipton.

they've been reading my dream journal again.
posted by The Whelk at 10:15 AM on March 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Wow that was a fun trailer. Also, this must be why Gallifrey Base is down.
posted by Harpocrates at 10:39 AM on March 26, 2012


John Crichton on Doctor Who? Frell yes.

Though, why am I all of a sudden getting flashbacks of the last time Ben Browder was on a sci-fi show. With Aeryn Sun, no less. And it was basically a disaster. Not that SG-1 was ever as good of a show as nuWho can sometimes be.
posted by kmz at 10:42 AM on March 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Claudia Black would fit right in.
posted by Artw at 10:44 AM on March 26, 2012


Needs more blue alien plants.
posted by mrzarquon at 10:45 AM on March 26, 2012


Makes sense in a way, since Farscape was itself a kind of a reworking of /inspired by Terry Nation's other, smarter show, Blake's 7*, with a dash of Buck Rogers for fish-out-of-water backstory plus some Muppets thrown in.

*Assorted prisoners on a prison ship revolt, take over sentient ship, have to stick together to survive and run from and confront/destroy an evil galactic federation.
posted by chambers at 10:46 AM on March 26, 2012


It's not an extended allegory for the miners strike though.
posted by Artw at 10:50 AM on March 26, 2012


Also: the new companion has an awesome sweater.
posted by Sticherbeast at 11:12 AM on March 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Now while I'm feeling more "meh" towards the series 7 trailer than I'd like to feel, I will go ahead and beat Shepherd to the punch with his opinion of it: "At 1:12 in, no River Song. This is a good thing."

YES IT IS
posted by Kitteh at 11:57 AM on March 26, 2012


Heh. I really like her, but think it would seem odd bringing her out again so soon after she'd been the focus of an entire season.

Of course, I say that every so often about Daleks.
posted by Artw at 12:03 PM on March 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Bumper onanistic Winter promised for Dr Who fans
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:09 PM on March 26, 2012


Claudia Black would fit right in.

I'm going to go ahead and start the campaign right now for Claudia Black as the 12th Doctor and Ben Browder as her companion.
posted by cottoncandybeard at 12:13 PM on March 26, 2012 [8 favorites]


Bumper onanistic Winter promised for Dr Who fans

I am wondering if some folk are frantically searching YouTube for Emerdale clips now.
posted by Artw at 12:27 PM on March 26, 2012


Sherlock is partly filmed there too, isn't it?
posted by gubo at 12:51 PM on March 26, 2012


Claudia Black would fit right in.

In her Farscape interviews, sometimes she mentioned that running through the Farscape set was like running through the Tardis - the same walls repeated over and over.
posted by ZeusHumms at 1:11 PM on March 26, 2012


Great, now I will be spending the rest of the afternoon listening to this almost-but-not-completely unintelligible language.

Every now and then an English word will pop up... best thing ever when I was a kid (and it was occasionally shown on national BBC) was 'Eiffel Tower!' suddenly appearing in a conversation between two men in a pub... with no other French references heard. I always wondered what that conversation was about.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:53 PM on March 26, 2012


I'm going to go ahead and start the campaign right now for Claudia Black as the 12th Doctor and Ben Browder as her companion.

This would be the greatest thing ever. Ever.
posted by eyeballkid at 2:02 PM on March 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


One cool thing about that Western episode/epsiodes - they shot it in Almeria, Spain, in the authentic Spaghetti West!
posted by Artw at 2:15 PM on March 26, 2012


Bing seems to show the studios here. It's only visible in Aerial; in Bird's Eye, it isn't there yet.
posted by dhartung at 2:42 PM on March 26, 2012


Series 6 destroyed a lot of my enthusiasm for the show, which surprises me greatly.

The companion's sweater makes me think she might be from the 70s, which is a great idea.
posted by painquale at 9:59 PM on March 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Farscape was itself a kind of a reworking of /inspired by Terry Nation's other, smarter show, Blake's 7

Most interesting thing I have heard about Farscape EVAR.

S6 had its flaws and I grumbled some, but like the Whovian I am, I was all over the trailer, particularly after spending a couple of hours at the Alamo on Sunday watching The Three Doctors with a couple hundred of my closest Docnard friends.
posted by immlass at 8:36 AM on March 27, 2012


Doctor Who JRPG
posted by Artw at 11:44 AM on April 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


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