The Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, 9 Bugs and a cup of PG Tips
As I sit here drinking my tea and working through my share of the bug fixing for Wave One, I'm doing so with clenched buttocks.
Specifically because of tonight's episode, an episode I've dreamt of since Rose Tyler set foot inside the TARDIS back in 2005.
Tonight, BBC One debuts Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS; an episode simply put, that I cannot contain my excitement for.
Poor Mrs Demeggy, she's endured it all this week. My assumptions, my guesses, the sheer build up to what is potentially my dream episode.
So, I wanted to throw up a quick foreword before the episode. As a one off, I'll be tossing up a review of sorts of the episode after its aired (avoid if your stateside), but before that, I wanted to clarify something.
Journey will showcase the ships interior, parts we've never seen before. Now it's just our luck that our creative talents have gone into creating what we believed the TARDIS interiro to look like. I'm already assuming from the trailers seen so far that the corridors in The Doctor's Wife have had a revamp, so that already outdates Who Vegas, but, none the less, I feel there's going to be a massive amount of differences between the mod, and the show.
There'll be no plans to immediately integrate anything seen in Journey to the mod at this stage. Wave One is finished, bar fixing and patching, so any additional content may come later, if I feel upto it.
So, the mod. Where are we?
Well, we've pretty muchy reduced our working time on it to weekends soully as both Spyduck and I run pretty hectic jobs. Coupled with the fact we're on opposite sides of the Atlantic and only catch up via Skype, it's a tricky working relationship to cater around that old Timey Wimey timezone; but we're getting there.
There's a list of bugs delivered to us by the thorough and extremely experienced tester, GreatIllMotives (Matt Giles), who hasn't only had to endure broken TARDIS buttons and levers off late, but also my foul moodswings. What can I say? Modding IS a commitment and a job.
So we have 9 major tasks to get completed before I'm happy. Spyduck's his usual perfectionist self, wants assets to be at their best, and I'm just desperate to get the blody thing out of here so we can start working on improving Regeneration.
And as for the trolls, nothing I can nor will say is going to change your cowardice.
I welcome criticism, albeit sometimes in the past have taken it too personally, but I'm a man in his late twneties who once had a passion for game design and development, and now all he wants to do is deliver on a promise he made to a small group of followers two years ago, that has blossomed into quite a following.
So, to fans old and new; you will have your TARDIS; even if it kills me.
Enjoy Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS