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    • #57510
      GeraldineGeraldine
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      Just saw a very quick trailer for Doctor Who showing Spitfires in a space battle, have a look (or rather a glimpse), cool or what?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3berYXUrSnw

      Edit: :girlsad: Damn…they pulled the vid

      Edit Mk 2: Aha! found an alternate :girlblum:

       

      Edit Mk 3: Gah! :girlwah: They pulled it again! Not to worry found yet another alternate! :flirt:




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    • #68552
      ViolentAJ
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      I’m a fan of the Supermarine Spitfire, and the scene looks pretty cool. Not sure how it’s supposed to work though.

    • #68553
      TDG
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      Well one theme in Doctor Who is that sometimes technology has become so advanced that you can shape vehicles and devices in any form you like without it diminishing its capabilities.

      I guess there is the possibility that some future starship designers decided to design a spacefighter resembling the Spitfire used during World War 2.

      The next episode will deal with a Starship UK, a colony ship manned by British, perhaps they designed their starfighters like this as a cultural icon.

    • #68554
      GeraldineGeraldine
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      That sounds as good as an idea as any! :girlwink:  Also thought the Dalek looked quite cute with his little ammo belt and army green paint job. :girlcrazy:

    • #68555
      Bullwinkle
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      TDG wrote:
      I guess there is the possibility that some future starship designers decided to design a spacefighter resembling the Spitfire used during World War 2.

      Something like this?…

      Ford Mustang 1964

      [hsimg]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bb/1964-mustang-rc.jpg[/hsimg]

      Ford Mustang 2010 (46 years later)

      [hsimg]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/74/2010_Ford_Mustang_GT_convertible_1_–_09-07-2009.jpg[/hsimg]

    • #68556
      TDG
      Participant

      Indeed, that is what I mean.

      I guess when you have invented technologies that can compensate for a lack of aerodynamic forms or limitations only previously dedicated designs can overcome, you can start making machines in whatever way you like.

      We already had robots completely made of clockwork parts in an earlier episode.

    • #68557
      Bullwinkle
      Participant

      Good clip, Geraldine!

      In space, almost any shape can be made to work. So a Spitfire is a fine idea, as could be a naval vessel, locomotive, or any other shape.

      Heck, even a flying phone booth (or police box) would be possible. 😉

      [hsimg]http://images.paxholley.net/blog/time_machines/Tardis1.jpg[/hsimg]

      [hsimg]http://condemnedtorocknroll.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/doctor-who-tardis.jpg[/hsimg]

    • #68558
      Kendric
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      ViolentAJ wrote:
      I’m a fan of the Supermarine Spitfire, and the scene looks pretty cool. Not sure how it’s supposed to work though.

      Me too:-)

      Got a soft spot for them 2nd world war airplanes.

      SO, Spitfires in space, hell yes. Drop a sith or a jedi in the cockpitt then we have a really good dance, make the jedi a small green troll looking fellow,lol, and we have a party 🙂

      /Ken

    • #68559
      PinbackPinback
      Administrator

      Was not too impreesed by the first episode,hope it get better.

    • #68560
      Stardreamer
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      PINBACK wrote:
      Was not too impressed by the first episode,hope it get better.

      You’re a hard man to please, Pinback. 🙂

      Needless to say – I LOVED it. After four long painful years I can watch Doctor Who without wishing the Doctor would SHUT THE HELL UP!

    • #68561
      Kendric
      Participant
      Stardreamer wrote:
      wishing the Doctor would SHUT THE HELL UP!

      So there is a new doctor in the show, when did he start? I did not like the old one so I gave up.

    • #68562
      PinbackPinback
      Administrator
      Kendric wrote:

      So there is a new doctor in the show, when did he start? I did not like the old one so I gave up.

      It was on saturday,but the change over of the doctors was in the two parter at christmas.

    • #68563
      Kendric
      Participant

      Thanks Pinback

      Will try to find the 2 parter 😀

    • #68564
      Madtoaster55
      Participant

      This episode is next week, Its about the British army making a new secret weapon in WW2, who really are the Daleks. At one plart in the trailer you can see the spitfires flying with some sort of sheild surrounding them, that probably explains it, and it looks like they are fighting the Daleks from what I can piece together from the trailer. Yes thats right. Spitfires, with sheilds, fighting Daleks in space. Invention of Awesome I think.

    • #68565
      GeraldineGeraldine
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      Was checking through some of my old posts, fixing dead links and such like. This was one post I am glad I visited again to fix it’s broken video. Spitfires in space is still cool! :girlcrazy:

    • #68566
      GeraldineGeraldine
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      Now with added Hurricanes in space too!

       

      You know it makes sense,……..somehow :girlcrazy:

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