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New Doctor Who Theme for Series 5

Posted by: Whochick

Listen and enjoy:

Doctor Who Series 5 Theme

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Whochick is a huge Doctor Who fan. She loves the show so much that she not only co-authors a blog on the topic, but also a podcast that you should listen to. Whochick resides in California with her husband (the Shadow Architect), and occasionally refers to herself in the third person.

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  1. Jonathan D. Parshall  April 5, 2010

    Pretty cool!

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  2. whochick  April 5, 2010

    I think it sounds a bit fifth doctor-ish. What do you think?

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  3. Calum  April 12, 2010

    I’m sure I will never like this arrangement. The choral parts are naff but it is ultimately the drum rhythm which discomforts in this version. This is an excruciatingly swinging “Stars on 45 Doctor Who” meets “Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye)” arrangement of the Doctor Who theme, recalling the drumming at the end of the 1996 movie version.

    The melody is beautifully clear here, and howling as it should be, but Murray Gold should go right back to redevelop the original scary rhythms of breathy slithering white noise, deep rumbles and running bass that made you feel that something wicked this way was coming.

    Karen Gillan needs beware of hamming it up with her facial expressions as this Doctor is particularly wacky and she needs to be a foil to that wackiness rather than duplicate it. Apart from that, and the usual request for audible English, I have nothing but praise for both of them.

    The first two episodes needed to give a bit more time to clear plot explanation (when did Karen recorded her video message to herself?) and some scenes could be a bit fuller (we should have seen both the Doctor and Amy getting up out of the space whale vomit) but otherwise the writing is excellent.

    Calum

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