"When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.” - C.S. Lewis
I'll make sure I get it at some point, although I am soon going to start the GOT books, so it may be a while...
8 hours, 52 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
One minor issue I had with Guardians of the Galaxy (Medium spoilers follow) was the fact that Thanos, who is supposedly the all-powerful, awesome supervillain, was far less imposing in design and acting than Ronan, even before he used the Infinity Stone.
10 hours, 8 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/
A soldier would make for an interesting dynamic.
10 hours, 25 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Forest of the Dead. Funny that the companion introduced became my least favourite. XD
11 hours, 56 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Well out of those I'd suggest Genesis.
1 day, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
The Seeds of Doom? Inferno? The Green Death? The Curse of Fenric? Genesis of the Daleks? The Caves of Androzani? Planet of the Spiders? The War Games?
It might take place over several days.
1 day, 22 hours ago on Deep Breath Pics
That's a much worse offence.
2 days, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Partners in Crime
Some of the best fun any Who episode has dared to have. The scene when Donna and the Doctor see each other has to be one of the best gags in the show's history, and the whole thing is just really enjoyable to watch. The Adipose are adorable and Cofelia is a great villain. Wilf is lovely too, and that final scene is so joyous and lovely. This episode also stood out to be musically.
Series 4 episodes:
1. Partners in Crime 9/10
2. Voyage of the Damned 7.5/10
Oh my... O________O
2 days, 9 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Top 10 Smith era episodes:
1. The Day of the Doctor 10/10
2. The Doctor's Wife 10/10
3. Vincent and the Doctor 10/10
4. A Town Called Mercy 9.5/10
5. The Impossible Astronaut 9.5/10
6. The Bells of Saint John 9.5/10
7. A Good Man Goes to War 9.5/10
8. The Almost People 9/10
9. Amy's Choice 9/10
10. The God Complex 9/10
2 days, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Overrated, but still a strong story. The main cast are all charming, as is Autloc and that woman who the Doctor gets engaged to, but the villain is a wee bit hammy, and the whole thing feels a little lacklustre, although I can't place my finger on what it is about it.
Surprisingly good, with some nice little moral teachings. The drahvins are fascinating and the Chumblies are adorable, and given it's a reconstruction it is still great fun.
Voyage of the Damned
Back to the marathon with a nice, if not perfect, episode. The characters are all quite strong, and I confess that I've done Kylie a misservice in the past, her performance is actually quite strong. However her character's death and "resurrection" is handled in a very weak way. The Host are decent monsters, but Max is just quite bad. The ending is rather sweet, however.
2 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/
I'd go for something resembling my own personal style, black/blue jeans/chinos with various different shirts, of different styles but all quite striking. Then I'd have either a jumper, a hoody (a nice one) or a denim jacket, varying episode to episode. Much more casual and normal looking than most Doctors, but still with a little flare.
2 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Happy Anniversary to you! You live in a zoo [Scotland]! You look like a Vervoid! Aaaaaaaand you got banned for them too!
3 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
They worked around the absence of Jamie well, I thought
3 days, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
The Mind Robber was a bit bizarre, and it did get a bit tedious at times (being 5 parts long wasn't necessary), but some ideas were cool and it had a certain sense of adventure to it. A 7.5/10.
3 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Any of the writers.
3 days, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
The sub-plot is also quite weak. Cassandra is good, but the story around her is not good.
4 days, 9 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
It's more a key character-arc story with a filler sub-plot.
Bleakness is a great word to some up the best sort of "dark" stories, as is isolation. The Satan Pit, The Waters of Mars, Midnight, The God Complex, all based around an isolated group of people.
4 days, 9 hours ago on What Actually Makes a Story Dark?
Also, fantastic article, one of the best I've seen in quite a while.
One chilling example of "changing people" is in The Bells of Saint John, when Miss Kizlet suggests she has it in her power to make the waitress fall for the Doctor, and also when Kizlet turned out to have been "rewritten" as a child. All very disturbing stuff, and certainly the type of darkness I'd like to see further explored.
I thought it was the Beast.
4 days, 10 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
If done wrong, howeverm it could be horrifically crass.
Series 1 - 5 I just loved on first watch. It was only during Series 6 I started to see episodes as weak on first watch (and started to see past episodes in a worse light). Series 7 contains many episodes which impressed me on first watch but then just got worse (TATM is the chief offender. 9.5/10 on first watch, now it's a 6/10).
4 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I live in Britain and the closest one is still a 3 hour drive away. :|
4 days, 12 hours ago on Symphonic Spectacular UK Tour in 2015
Indeed, although to be fair in this case it was relevant to the plot.
4 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Yeah, in City of Death.
No, I do. I meant the two other classic Davroses.
Depends how it's used. TROA had a rich and diverse alien background, yet is insipidly disinteresting, and meanwhile Father's Day's "dull" Earth setting serves as a perfect back-drop to a powerful story. On the other hand the use of World War Two only half saves Victory of the Daleks, and the alien world of Midnight works perfectly for its story.
Just stand there, 'cause I'm gonna hug you.
Or even better, a villain who is so smart that he can't beat him though knowledge, and has to rely on luck/brute strength. That'd really test him I think.
To clarify, Michael Wisher's version of Davros. The other two are good, but not great.
4 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
In Classic Who: Davros. In New Who: The Master.
My view is swearing is perfectly fine, but you should be careful about who you swear in front of, in case they don't share this view.
4 days, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Mary Whithouse Returns.
Admin's secret voice is his camp one! XD
I can't be asked doing a mini-review of The Deadly Assassin, it has a 9/10.
1. Jon Pertwee 2. Tom Baler 3. John Hurt 4. David Tennant 5. Christopher Eccleston 6. Patrick Troughton 7. William Hartnell 8. Paul McGann 9. Peter Davison 10. Sylvester McCoy 11. Matt Smith 12. Colin Baker
4 days, 20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Based on his performances in V For Vendetta and The Honourable Woman, I really want to see Stephen Rea in Doctor Who. In fact, he'd make for quite an interesting Master, quite tired and rugged, which would make sense within the context of where we left him at the end of TEOT.
5 days, 9 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
It worked with Rose, and it was OK with Martha because that was one-way. And Jack just flirted with everyone. But with Amy and Clara it felt a little tired, and with River it was just creepy (although she did have some decent chemistry with Tennant, and the age gap was less weird).
He does all his own stunts, and then he broke his foot by getting it stuck in a door.
5 days, 10 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
In fact he's an Oscar winning writer.
5 days, 15 hours ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
I remember someone pointed out ages ago, Matt was 20 years younger than Moffat, but Capaldi is actually older. The change in dynamic means that Capaldi will feel far more comfortable saying what he's happy and not happy with.
5 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Everything he's said here I agree with and am excited about. Truly, I feel this era of the show will be my favourite, it just feels like everything is happening the right way.
5 days, 17 hours ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
Bells, Mercy and Dinosaurs are the only Series 7 episodes I'm really excited about reaching in my marathon.
6 days, 9 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I reckon he'll be nice and lovely to people he likes (Clara etc.), but if you get on his bad side, you REALLY get on his bad side.
6 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
True, but to be frank, a lot of adults I know where alienated by Matt Smith, so frankly it's the kids turn.