Spontaneous combustion...is that like love at first sight?
@Gustaff @TheOncomingHurricane @supermoff I went back in time and burned the scrolls...
14 hours, 34 minutes ago on Tate: Donna Return Unlikely
@Gustaff @supermoff *turns Gustaff to dust without looking*
14 hours, 35 minutes ago on Tate: Donna Return Unlikely
@Gustaff Yeah, I know.
14 hours, 36 minutes ago on Tate: Donna Return Unlikely
@Gustaff @TheOncomingHurricane @Ottoman14 Well, I'm not replying to you ;)
14 hours, 38 minutes ago on Tate: Donna Return Unlikely
@Doctavarium can't wait for Christmas @supermoff @DocWhoFan Is it wrong I want this?
14 hours, 42 minutes ago on Tate: Donna Return Unlikely
@Ottoman14 @TheOncomingHurricane @Gustaff Oh, very droll. Do show me where I suggest that? It's my bloody opinion, thank you very much. Next time, try to argue the actual point raised, instead of trolling if you disagree with it.
14 hours, 45 minutes ago on Tate: Donna Return Unlikely
@Gustaff @TheOncomingHurricane True, but she was used to generate cheap drama in a subplot that went absolutely nowhere and undermines the reason she supposedly can't return...
15 hours, 7 minutes ago on Tate: Donna Return Unlikely
@Gustaff Now explain why it didn't prevent her pulling a Rose in TEOT...
15 hours, 9 minutes ago on Tate: Donna Return Unlikely
@Clara Bosswald MacRae: I think what works best about the Cyberman two-parter is clearly his and not RTD's ideas, you can tell by comparing the style to The Girl Who Waited, which I agree is magnificent. Before Mathieson came on the scene, MacRae was my clear favourite for showrunner.
Toby Whithouse: I will admit that The God Complex is his best story, and I will grudgingly admit it works. I'm also going to contend that it only works because Rory has no faith in anything, which directly contradicts the ending of The Curse of the Black Spot. Also, coming off the run of (ignoring Night Terrors), A Good Man Goes To War, Let's Kill Hitler and The Girl Who Waited makes Amy look a complete idiot for her unshakeable belief in the Doctor as infallible. Writing characters out of character to make a plot work is not something that sits well with me, nor is writing my favourite companion as an idiot. Also, the 'Amy Williams' line and his reason for writing it, which is very problematic. That and Nick Hurran is far more responsible for the quality than given credit for.
Gaiman: I'm assuming they don't count as a classic monster, but a year ago Moffat said that a writer had come up with a brilliant idea for the Weeping Angels, but it wouldn't be appearing in Series 8. Notably when Series 8 was being written, Gaiman was busy with among other things, publicity for The Ocean At The End Of The Lane, and the Lovecraftian nature of the Angels would be a perfect fit for him.
Neil Cross: Pretty much in agreement, but dialogue improvement is needed - several really wonky lines in Akhaten and Hide.
1 day, 1 hour ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond
@Clara Bosswald @Scootersfood is in love with The Mistress 'It's like asking Moffat to write non-comedic scenes at home. I love him but he's rubbish at it.' What are you basing this on?
1 day, 2 hours ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond
@joe4 @Baker Street I think it was more grounded in the world of reality - also, Robert Holmes would not be coming up with 4 stellar ideas for a season, that's beyond even him (and that's if he were alive).
@Iris Wildthyme 'Paul Cornell' Has written 3, and likely would have done more if not for his multiple comics contracts.
@Regenerated Catterson hails CyberBrig @TheOncomingHurricane Well, initially, he wrote in too many elements and had to make...well, a lot of cuts. Although, one draft was due to doubts over the rights to the Daleks.
1 day, 9 hours ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond
@ilyootha @TheOncomingHurricane I'm trying to locate the source, but he apparently said at a convention that he hated the idea and that he hoped 'they'd gotten it out of their system now and wouldn't do a female Doctor'.
@Deus_Ex_Machina If she doesn't put on an American accent, probably very well.
@Unibot I wish we could have some of Holmes' brutal satire for the modern age...
1 day, 10 hours ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond
@supermoff @Planet of the Deaf That and he could have started work on it any time between the start of filming of Last Christmas.
@Oodkind @TheOncomingHurricane @TheNightmareChild 'Last time we heard from them, they could see into the time vortex.' Special case because of the seemingly impending end of time. Unlikely to be permanent.
@MatthewSmith2 But...Hinchcliffe never actually wrote a script (he was a producer) and is still alive...
@Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen @TheOncomingHurricane The thing is, Rattigan isn't even redeemed by death. He was practicing eugenics and he never even realises or acknowledges that's wrong. It doesn't help that the actor doesn't even infuse him with a drop of likability so I'm left going 'thank goodness' when he dies.
@Antee991166 @TheOncomingHurricane @supermoff @Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen I usually love Miranda Raison too, she's generally brilliant. But her material (and accent if I'm honest) was so bad.
@supermoff @TheOncomingHurricane @Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen I couldn't stand Tallulah, tbh.
@#SaveConstantine @Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen @TheOncomingHurricane Oh yes...have trouble surviving in an armoured shell, decide the way around this is to live outside the shell. If that's outside the box, the box was there for a good reason XD
@supermoff @TheOncomingHurricane @Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen Where?
@Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen To be fair, the biggest problem with TSS/TSP is Rattigan. Trying to decide what the biggest problem with Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks is on the other hand is like trying to decide what poison to take.
@Antee991166 @TheOncomingHurricane I can. It has brilliant moments, but is not brilliant.
@Switcharoo @TheOncomingHurricane What makes me laugh is that both he and Ian Levine both try to claim credit for Attack of the Cybermen, when they should be denying all responsibility.
A lot of these are unrealistic and in some cases bad ideas - Matt Jones and James Moran's scripts were heavily rewritten by RTD, who is not going to be returning either (Moffat's been trying). Both RTD and Moffat have tried to tempt Shearman back, but due to his unfamiliarity with TV writing he had to write 14 drafts for Dalek, which may have put him off returning. As for Dicks, given his recent comments about Missy, not happening in a million years. Aaronovitch, Munro and Briggs though, count me in...but I just have to add this:
'the bulk of [Saward's] work remains very highly regarded'
1 day, 11 hours ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond
@TheNightmareChild @TheOncomingHurricane But what? You have to have an idea justifying it.
@TheNightmareChild What would you do with them? You can really only have them be possessed again.
@#SaveConstantine @TheOncomingHurricane @MoffatsEnd I gathered.
1 day, 13 hours ago on New Who Finale Face-Off: Your Top 8
@The Finn @#SaveConstantine @supermoff @Doctavarium can't wait for Christmas @MoffatsEnd So do the rules...including one against trolling.
@MoffatsEnd Is trolling all you do? Or are you capable of intelligence?
@#SaveConstantine @Alleigh I almost wish that were the case...
How did Series 4 come that high? But at least the winner is the right one in my opinion :D
1 day, 14 hours ago on New Who Finale Face-Off: Your Top 8
@Antee991166 @The Raider Season were as a rule a lot longer back then.
1 day, 14 hours ago on Last Christmas: Short Synopsis
@TheAmazingSkyFaller™ @Malohkeh 'You won't be able to watch that episode again' Some would call that a blessing :P
1 day, 15 hours ago on Last Christmas: Short Synopsis
@Malohkeh @LaraHarris Is this just fantasy?
2 days, 3 hours ago on “Last Christmas” Promo Art
Even missing that track, this is one of my favourite soundtrack releases that we've had from the revived series. Pretty much every track on either disc is special in its own unique way.
2 days, 5 hours ago on The Day / Time of the Doctor Soundtrack Review (Disc 2)
@LaraHarris You people will find anything to moan about, won't you? Only in this fandom would an appearance of a piece of fruit that was a minor part of a Christmas special 9 years ago be considered a reference given they're associated with Christmas. What are you going to moan about next? Santa? Christmas trees? Grow up.
2 days, 6 hours ago on “Last Christmas” Promo Art
I hope that Santa trying to slip a tangerine in Twelve's pocket is a running gag in the episode.
I interpreted it as being a reference to the Wham song.
2 days, 7 hours ago on 2014 Christmas Special Titled
@Iris Wildthyme @MrRazza, Lord Tony of Blackburn I'm sure there was a way of expressing that that was less brusque (and that's coming from someone who's trans).
2 days, 7 hours ago on Torchwood’s Catherine Tregenna Penning Series 9 Story
Great news! Now there's no more Law and Order UK she's finally available then.
What stopped this disc from getting a 10, seeing as the omission you spoke of would be on disc 2?
3 days, 5 hours ago on The Day / Time of the Doctor Soundtrack Review (Disc 1)
While he's no longer my favourite, on a Saturday in early 2005, aged 12, I sat down to watch a mysterious show called Doctor Who starring on odd Northern bloke by the name of Christopher Eccleston. And the rest, as they say, is history.
3 days, 5 hours ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?
Happy belated birthday to an amazing show!
3 days, 7 hours ago on Doctor Who’s 51st Anniversary
@floppy_who This is why as lauded as it is, I can't watch Saving Mr. Banks, it's almost outright falsification of what actually happened.
5 days, 1 hour ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@MerieliaZ @TheOncomingHurricane @Desgar Oh right.
5 days, 3 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@ElyotWren @TheOncomingHurricane @Clara Bosswald wants a Kate Stewart Spin-off @Malohkeh @NightRises No, didn't think it would. It's even worse that he has probably the most accepting character in the Whoniverse do it.
5 days, 4 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master