Spontaneous combustion...is that like love at first sight?
@Danitronic To be fair, a real trailer would never be allowed to reveal as much as it did before broadcast.
1 hour, 32 minutes ago on Weird and Wonderful
@oksandum @Danitronic I think Moffat should do what he did with the intro and hire a fan to do trailers, to be honest.
1 hour, 33 minutes ago on Weird and Wonderful
@Angie Whodini has Ravio's bracelet David Tennant is good friends with Christian O'Connell, a DJ on Absolute Radio. They had him on as a guest and got him to apply lyrics to the Broadchurch theme...this happened XD
1 hour, 36 minutes ago on Weird and Wonderful
On another note, I know it's WEIRD and Wonderful, but whoever thought we'd ever have anything containing the words 'pop pills like Smarties' in it? XD
12 hours, 10 minutes ago on Weird and Wonderful
This is a brilliant selection of stuff. I'd already seen David's 'Broadchurch is nothing like Doctor Who' monologue on Absolute Radio but most of the rest is new. TIAvalentina's art of Ten and Eleven is so detailed it looks photorealistic, it really is incredible. The cinema trailer's great too.
13 hours, 21 minutes ago on Weird and Wonderful
Oh for god's sake!
Happy birthday Sir John!
3 days, 22 hours ago on Happy Birthday, Sir John Hurt!
Congratulations to David though, he continues to be amazing in Broadchurch at the moment.
4 days, 2 hours ago on 2015 National Television Awards UPDATE
'Little known' DWTV's sense of humour remains as amazing as ever!
4 days, 3 hours ago on Blink Director for Series 9
Dubious looking ITV tactics strike again!
4 days, 3 hours ago on 2015 National Television Awards UPDATE
@The_War_Braden Probably because there are more people who can easily watch the former (as it's on a free channel), thus more votes. Still ugh though.
4 days, 5 hours ago on 2015 National Television Awards UPDATE
@Doctavarium is Having a Blast @TheOncomingHurricane Where would the fun be if I didn't?
4 days, 11 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #13: TV Story
@Doctavarium is Having a Blast @TheOncomingHurricane 'Leave Robot of Sherwood alone.' Gladly :P
4 days, 12 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #13: TV Story
I didn't really. I'd rather gouge out my eyes.
4 days, 13 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #13: TV Story
Listen is probably my favourite of all time, so...I'll vote for Robot of Sherwood, obviously!
1 week, 1 day ago on 5 Reasons To Rejoice At Toby Whithouse’s Return
@divya12 @TheOncomingHurricane @elhakim I can't agree that they are two-parters in the same way as say Dark Water/Death in Heaven. The only connection between Name and Day is that cliffhanger - they're more sequel stories (think The End of the World, New Earth, Gridlock). Otherwise this makes The Runaway Bride part of the same story as Army of Ghosts/Doomsday, at which point it just gets confusing.
1 week, 4 days ago on Toby Whithouse Two-parter Confirmed for Series 9
@TardisKid101 No, it's the return of two parters mid series like Episode 3 and 4 :P
@elhakim 'The Name of the Doctor isn't really a stand alone finale as it is essentially carried on in DOTD and resolved in TOTD'
@Sontaran17 @TheOncomingHurricane Ehhh, maybe. He hasn't yet though :P
Nitpicks aside though, great article. I try not to think of the Doctor as a superhero as most superheroes get on my nerves, and I confess to finding the genre largely boring ('burn the witch!'). Which is not something I could ever say of the Doctor.
1 week, 5 days ago on Is the Doctor a Superhero?
I don't believe for a second this wasn't the Mirror covering their backsides after the first rumour.
1 week, 6 days ago on Is Clara Really in All of Series 9?
@TonySimmons @TheOncomingHurricane @LaraHarris @joe4 At least you've abandoned your pretence you were doing anything other than trolling now.
'Grow up and appreciate others have opinions that differ from yours'
Was never the issue. Using a strawman to troll is a bit amateurish really, bit disappointing.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on RTD: It’s Now Impossible For Doctor Who To Ever Be Axed
@SiJones1 Ironically enough, you can't even write a coherent sentence...
2 weeks, 4 days ago on RTD: It’s Now Impossible For Doctor Who To Ever Be Axed
@LaraHarris @TheOncomingHurricane @joe4 @TonySimmons Ah yes, 'Outraged of Tunbridge Wells', I know it well. As for the implication, he actually hasn't said that.
@Baker Street 'The Production Notes make me laugh so much! After Doctor Who I think Moff should be a comedian.' He's been writing comedy for years, where have you been?!
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Why A Multi-Master Story Needs to Happen
@Polyphase He was the 13th Master, wasn't he?
@LaraHarris @TheOncomingHurricane @joe4 @TonySimmons If it's not relevant to the topic at hand (and it isn't) it's spamming, at least.
@joe4 @TheOncomingHurricane @TonySimmons Oh, I do know. But he is trolling. Let's take a lil look see at the comment guidelines:
'Do not troll, ie, posting controversial comments just to get an angry reaction'
Is this article about Moffat? No. Therefore, is it a thinly veiled attempt to goad Moffat fans into a fight, as it's barely on topic? Yes. Is it therefore trolling? Yes.
@TonySimmons Yes, definitely no trolling here.
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @TheOncomingHurricane @MJJ Maybe...
@The_Eternal_Dalek Does it count for Radio?
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @TheOncomingHurricane @MJJ Yeah but you liked Riley's Robin :P
@supermoff Things like this is why I love the Moff.
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @TheOncomingHurricane @MJJ No, he doesn't mess up one line, that's just his worst.
@MJJ I believe the point was giving lesser appreciated Masters a platform because they're good. Rather answers the question about Roberts.
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @TheOncomingHurricane I hated him. RoS is my worst of the year.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #3: Male Guest Actor
Ooh, great idea! You're bold but right to suggest cutting Jacobi and Simm. I think the only thing standing in the way is that viewers are supposed to be able to understand the story without having to pay for material not available through the TV Licence. I believe it's in the Charter. Which makes anything more than oblique references to BF stories difficult.
This...isn't exactly easy. There wasn't one that obviously stood out, thinking about it. I'll go with Ferdinando, but I think I'd be happy with anyone not Tom Riley winning.
@Deus_Ex_Machina ...Let's not.
@whisperman1 'I think he is a little overconfident- Remember, all it takes is one unpopular doctor (like Colin Baker), and one god-awfull story,(like The twin Dilemma), to cause a downward spiral ending in cancellation.'
No they can't. The cancellation never would have occurred if not for deliberate sabotage.
What often isn't acknowledged is the following:
- There is no way to record those watching via avenues such as iTunes
- The process of recording AIs changed significantly at the end of 2012 - since then there's been a marked decline, apart from Day with an AI of 88.
- The process of recording individual views has become more accurate in recent years
- Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife started airing Christmas specials in 2011 and 2012, respectively. For the entirety of RTD's run, there was basically no competition in the drama stakes (and DW beat Downton this year as well)
- 'Crappy' comedies and soaps always top the ratings at Christmas, and have done for as long as I can remember and even further back.
I'm not saying that the iPlayer fall doesn't at least merit any investigation at least, but these do need accounting for.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on 2014 iPlayer Xmas Top 10, BBCA Ratings
@Yawn Matt's performance was generally regarded as better than Jenna by both fans and critics alike.
@Regenerated Catterson celebrates Super Christmas @TheOncomingHurricane @MrJimiTheFish On the end of their-*censored*
Meh, slightly disappointing but good enough, really.
@MarlonJBonnici @TheOncomingHurricane @LaraHarris @the Ultimate Notsosmartguy You insinuated she was right because nobody had replied...within 5 minutes.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Why We Shouldn’t Hate The Tenth Doctor’s Regeneration
@LaraHarris @TheOncomingHurricane @the Ultimate Notsosmartguy @MarlonJBonnici 'Wait.... you don't think that finding out why he has to die has anything to do with trying to find a way out? Seriously?'
Yes, I do.
'Amy was clearly traumatised for that season, she was carrying with her what she believed was the death of her friend, River's reaction was also clearly one of trauma.'
No, if she was traumatised, she'd still be in shock. Grieving/worried, yes. I can't find any clear example that she is in shock from Day of the Moon onwards (3 months later).
'If you think you can witness a friends death and NOT be traumatised by it... well.. I actually don't know what to say to that. Except I think you are wrong.'
In the interest of fairness, nobody knows how meeting a 200 years younger version of said friend an hour later and travelling with them would impact the trauma of seeing said friend being shot.
@Scribey @TheOncomingHurricane It may just be the hair...
@Planet of the Deaf @the Doctor's euphonium @The_Eternal_Dalek I don't know, JNT still got rather a lot of it!
@MrJimiTheFish @TheOncomingHurricane No. You can burn Facebook. I'll even light the match.