Doctor Who - The Day of the Doctor: Gallifrey Falls

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Doctor Who - The Day of the Doctor: Gallifrey Falls
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Original Release Date:
2013
Original Running Time:
75 minutes
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Fanedit Running Time:
52 minutes
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Synopsis:
The Moment has come, and the Doctor must decide what kind of men he is fated to become
Intention:
In this edition, Gallifrey is destroyed rather than saved
Other Sources:
Doctor Who - Day of the Doctor DVD
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
- The episode now begins with the unveiling of the Gallifrey falls painting and the titles follow Matt saying "the day I killed them all", we have a shortened version of the RTD Doctor Who theme and titles, and then back to the museum for more of the story.
- I decided to hold back on the War Doctor's introductution scene until the time came to meet up with The Moment and collect the Fez. Luckilly, there's a perfect moment to bridge from Ten and Eleven meeting to the fall of Arcadia just as Ten says "so where did it go?"
- The destruction of Gallifrey originally came about in my last edit when Clara was talking to the War Doctor and noticed he'd vanish from the chair, but in this version we get to see Hurt actually trigger the big red button that leads to the obliteration of the planet.
- Most of the story is the same, I opted to also omit any scene with the painting of Elizabeth and Ten getting smashed in by the invading Zygons for reasons that become quite clear at the end. I was never really satisfied with how Whoflix ended his edit of Day of the Doctor, and thought it needed a better closing shot than just Ten's TARDIS dematerialzing, so I spared the painting shot so we could have a quick pan over to it one more time..
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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2013
Original Running Time:
75 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
52 minutes
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
The Moment has come, and the Doctor must decide what kind of men he is fated to become
Intention:
In this edition, Gallifrey is destroyed rather than saved
Other Sources:
Doctor Who - Day of the Doctor DVD
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
- The episode now begins with the unveiling of the Gallifrey falls painting and the titles follow Matt saying "the day I killed them all", we have a shortened version of the RTD Doctor Who theme and titles, and then back to the museum for more of the story.
- I decided to hold back on the War Doctor's introductution scene until the time came to meet up with The Moment and collect the Fez. Luckilly, there's a perfect moment to bridge from Ten and Eleven meeting to the fall of Arcadia just as Ten says "so where did it go?"
- The destruction of Gallifrey originally came about in my last edit when Clara was talking to the War Doctor and noticed he'd vanish from the chair, but in this version we get to see Hurt actually trigger the big red button that leads to the obliteration of the planet.
- Most of the story is the same, I opted to also omit any scene with the painting of Elizabeth and Ten getting smashed in by the invading Zygons for reasons that become quite clear at the end. I was never really satisfied with how Whoflix ended his edit of Day of the Doctor, and thought it needed a better closing shot than just Ten's TARDIS dematerialzing, so I spared the painting shot so we could have a quick pan over to it one more time..
Cover art by Zarius (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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8.7
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9.0(1)
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7.0(1)
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8.7
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This is an effectively condensed version of the Day of the Doctor story. It refocuses the narrative onto the Zygon threat which makes it feel more like a regular episode with a cool gimmick rather than a special event. Despite a slightly awkward beginning the editing holds up nicely. It doesn't feel like much is missing until the end. Having Gallifrey be destroyed rather than saved is a bold choice, and something I personally would have preferred way back when this aired, but removing most of the end of the special does make it feel slightly truncated. The Zygon issue is solved very suddenly, and although the transition from Clara's conversation with the War Doctor to him activating the moment is very cool, the fact that no other characters react to it makes it feel out of place. Without going back and watching the original, I can't if there's a better way to pull off this ending. But I will say that the beginning could have been improved by opening with John Hurt's doctor and sticking with him until he sees the Fez. In my opinion, this would have eased viewers into the story more easily. As is, you feel kind of dropped in.

All said, I'm not sure if this is an improvement to the original, but it's definitely an interesting edit that's worth watching.

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