"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
3 hours, 10 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
The book, I've not seen the webcast.
16 hours, 28 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I LOVE SHADA!
16 hours, 29 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
The Nestene Consciousness has just sort of given up hasn't it? First the Mickey duplicate and now this...
1 day, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords
Almost entirely perfect. John Simm's Master truly is fantastic, one of the best villains in any medium, ever. Martha reaches her natural end here finally "getting out". The portrayal of the Doctor and co. on the run in TSOD is excellent, as is the almost post-apocalyptic LOTTL. The Toclafane are a brilliant and twisted idea from Davies, and also I have to talk about that Gallifrey scene, beautiful CGI and music, as is the Doctor's description. Also, I should address the Dobby Doctor and the Jesus Doctor. Tad cheesy, but still, I love them. There we go.
Series 3 episodes:
1. Utopia 10/10
2. The Family of Blood 10/10
3. Human Nature 10/10
4. The Sound of Drums 10/10
5. The Lazarus Experiment 9.5/10
6. Last of the Time Lords 9.5/10
7. Blink 9/10
8. Smith and Jones 9/10
9. Gridlock 9/10
10. 42 8.5/10
11. The Runaway Bride 8.5/10
12. Daleks in Manhattan 8.5/10
13. The Shakespeare Code 8/10
14. Evolution of the Daleks 8/10
1. Series 3 9/10
2. Series 1 8.5/10
3. Series 2 8.5/10
1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I thought post-Sycorax everyone knew about aliens.
1 day, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
804, 807, 809, 811/812, 802, 801, 805, 810, 808, 806, 803.
1 day, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I'm surprised it made it through the swear filter! O.o
Yeah, but I bet the parents who usually only half pay attention will be watching every second.
2 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
It sounds like it'll focus purely on the main three actors, which is definitely a good thing. The Doctor having a nervous breakdown is also exactly the sort of adult thing I'd want covered on the show, so it does look like it could be a great episode.
I reckon so. It sounds to me that Episode 7 might be an instant classic. It could be the Blink or The Doctor's Wife of this series.
I do hope so.
I predict Episode 4 will be similar to Midnight.
Couldn't make a list, but number 1 is and always will be Cloud Atlas.
2 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/
Ah. There's not really much I can say (mainly because I'm lazy), but this is fantastic. The gentle build-up, with exquisite dialogue and really beautiful music, and perfect performances from all involved, before at around the half an hour mark stuff kicks up a notch before finally exploding with the Master reveal towards the end. The best cliffhanger in Whoniverse history comes at the end of this episode, but everything before it is brilliant too. Truly a spectacular episode.
4. The Lazarus Experiment 9.5/10
5. Blink 9/10
6. Smith and Jones 9/10
7. Gridlock 9/10
8. 42 8.5/10
9. The Runaway Bride 8.5/10
10. Daleks in Manhattan 8.5/10
11. The Shakespeare Code 8/10
12. Evolution of the Daleks 8/10
2 days, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
The Family of Blood
Basically everything good in the last part gets accentuated here, only with the comedy taken out and the emotions racked up a notch. Tennant gives the performance of the episode, and one of the best of his career. The scene when the boys shoot the scarecrows is very powerful, and the end of the episode is an emotional, yet positive one. Overall it's just a big ball of emotional wonder, with one of Murray's best scores to date.
After the total c***-up that was made of the last Doctor-lite episode, it's nice to see this one handled much better. The characters who lead the episode are excellent, whilst the Doctor's background presence feels much more tangible but also more absent. The Angels are cool, even if thinking too hard about them isn't healthy. There are plenty of good jokes and powerful scenes, mainly the scene when Billy dies. I'm not too keen on the ending, it seems like a cheap attempt at making kids scared of statues.
1. The Family of Blood 10/10
2. Human Nature 10/10
3. The Lazarus Experiment 9.5/10
4. Blink 9/10
5. Smith and Jones 9/10
6. Gridlock 9/10
7. 42 8.5/10
8. The Runaway Bride 8.5/10
9. Daleks in Manhattan 8.5/10
10. The Shakespeare Code 8/10
11. Evolution of the Daleks 8/10
3 days, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I've always loved this episode, and that hasn't changed. Such powerful emotion, a fantastic build-up, chilling monsters, excellent acting, some lovely comic moments and Martha at her absolute best, this episode has it all. The central idea is an ingenious one, and the execution is perfect. The portrayal of 1913 Britain is an excellent one, showing the prejudices of the time but also the kindness of some people too, such as Jenny and Joan. Showing John Smith acting in a mildly racist way was a brave move, and it really is powerful. Overall an excellent episode, with a brilliant cliffhanger.
1. Human Nature 10/10
2. The Lazarus Experiment 9.5/10
3. Smith and Jones 9/10
4. Gridlock 9/10
5. 42 8.5/10
6. The Runaway Bride 8.5/10
7. Daleks in Manhattan 8.5/10
8. The Shakespeare Code 8/10
9. Evolution of the Daleks 8/10
3 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
The Lazarus Experiment
Yeah, I still love this episode. The science may be a bit bad in places and Francine may not act in the most rash manner (although it's not too far-fetched to believe she'd behave like that), but overall this a tight, clever story which throws in explosions, chases, a creepy old man and a philosophical debate before finally officially making Martha a companion. The acting is brilliant, with Gatiss and Tennant both giving outstanding performances, and I adore the monster, even if the science around it is a wee bit questionable. Also the music is great, and the climatic cathedral scene is one of my favourite scenes in the entire show.
Despite not being as exciting as a story told in real-time should be, and being based on an idea which from one perspective I love and from another I'm not to keen on, this a strong episode with great characters and excellent development for Martha. The phrase "Burn with me" isn't the best, and seems like an attempt at tapping into the popularity of "Exterminate" "Delete" and "Are you my mummy?". Riley and Martha's scenes together are really good, and the revelation behind the sun is a nice twist. The way this episode builds on the Saxon arc is very good. However, the idea of their lives relying on a pub-quiz isn't one of my favourites.
1. The Lazarus Experiment 9.5/10
2. Smith and Jones 9/10
3. Gridlock 9/10
4. 42 8.5/10
5. The Runaway Bride 8.5/10
6. Daleks in Manhattan 8.5/10
7. The Shakespeare Code 8/10
8. Evolution of the Daleks 8/10
3 days, 23 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
It wasn't his presence that caused the future, quite the opposite. It seemed as though there was something bigger they had planned, but they got cancelled. Really, they should have played it safe and just concluded the series nicely where it was, as opposed to kidding themselves into thinking they could keep limping on.
4 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/
It's an improvement on the frankly weak Series 4, but not a big one. 50 Shades of Blue Suit, whilst a good villain, simply doesn't fill the void left by Helen, and when it's revealed she had a hand in these events anyway, albeit posthumously... it made no sense. Also I don't like the actress who plays Emily, she's very wooden, so you can imagine how happy I was about her turning up again. Also Lester not being in an Arc-centric episode is a travesty. Also they shouldn't have ended on a cliffhanger, a pretty big c**k-up on their part given they'll probably never return. And another thing, why was Convergence done on the cheap in such a bad way? A 7.5/10 overall, because most of the acting is still strong, and there are some nice ideas and moments.
4 days, 1 hour ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/
I was looking at some of the theories people had before the last HP book came out, some were really crazy. Ah well, doesn't do any harm, and one of these crazy theories may one day turn out to be right.
4 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
TOP 100 NEW WHO CHARACTERS
10. Vincent Van Gough
Right now the exciting part of the list starts. Van Gough is the best interpreted historic figure in Doctor Who, and also one of the best characters to boot. His life is a tragic one, expertly brought to our screens by Richard Curtis, who cut no corners as he told a tale of depression, abuse and lack of confidence, telling us about a great man who lived a life in hell, but at the same time saw the beauty all around him. Tony Curran really does act his socks off here, especially in the art gallery scene.
4 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
8.3 recurring rounds to 8.5, not 8.
4 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Interesting: http: //www.hypable.com/2014/07/20/7-harry-potter-theories-deathly-hallows/1/
4 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/
Coming from you sir, that means the world.
5 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I love that film to pieces, a perfect blend of humour and drama. Mark Strong and Robert De Niro were the definite highlights.
5 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/
Top 15 films of all time:
1. V For Vendetta
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
3. Cloud Atlas
4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
5. The Dark Knight
6. In the Loop
7. X-Men: Days of Future Past
8. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
9. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
11. Mean Girls
12. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
13. Love Actually
15. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
It does make sense, because the only times it's been said not to do wood on a door was when the wood was warped, which had nothing to do with the lock.
5 days, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I think it's just a generic term, Ten uses it in either The Age of Steel or Doomsday.
Perhaps the final regeneration is able to age slower and live to a greater age.
Films I've seen in the cinema this year:
1. X-Men: Days of Future Past 9.5/10
2. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 9.5/10
3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 9.5/10
4. The Amazing Spider Man 2 9/10
Good year so far, let's see if Guardians, Mockingjay and The Hobbit keep it up.
5 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes...wow. Just wow. Now that is how you tell a good story. Yet another brilliant 2014 film, Guardians will have a lot to live up to.
Djornad, go on the Rotten Tomatoes page for it, should give you a laugh.
Evolution of the Daleks
The science is all over the place, the design for the Dalek Sec Hybrid is a shambles and the Daleks plan makes very little sense, but in a way, they are totally thick, so that's fine. The acting is all top-notch, and there are plenty of strong moments which simply so happen to be bound together by a tad of nonsense. Still, can't complain, it's good entertainment none-the-less.
1. Smith and Jones 9/10
2. Gridlock 9/10
3. The Runaway Bride 8.5/10
4. Daleks in Manhattan 8.5/10
5. The Shakespeare Code 8/10
6. Evolution of the Daleks 8/10
6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Episode 4 - 8/10, Episode 5 - 7/10, Episode 6 - 7.5/10.
6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/
Episode 1 - 8/10, Episode 2 - 8/10, Episode 3 - 7.5/10
19. The Face of Boe
Ah, good old Boe face. Having watched his last episode again yesterday, I stand by this positioning.
18. Dalek Emperor
Terrifying, powerful and insane. Just like all the best bad guys.
17. The TARDIS
Mostly in relation to Surrane Jones portrayal of the human TARDIS, which was fantastic.
16. Harriet Jones
Ah, Harriet. Only in 4 episodes, yet she still leaves such a big impression
15. Midnight Entity
Truly one of the scariest monsters in all the Whoniverse, mostly down to Lesley Sharp's stunning acting.
14. President Rassilon
Timothy Daltan is brilliant, as is RTD's perfect dialogue for this monstrous dictator.
13. John Smith
The human embodiment of the Doctor is a fantastic character, with a truly tragic ending.
12. Professor Yana
Funny how these two are next to each other. Well, to put it bluntly, he's played by Derek Jacobi. Need I say more?
11. The Beast
Brilliant CGI, brilliant voice acting, brilliant dialogue, brilliant idea. Did I mention that he's brilliant?
Any guesses for the top 10? Doesn't matter if you can't remember who's already gone or not, have a go anyway. :)
6 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I love the picture you chose to represent Fear Her, it's like you were avoiding all the bad stuff and this is all you could use. XD
I wish I had a Kindle so I could buy it. :(
6 days, 23 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/
Found this very interesting: http ://moviepilot.com/posts/2014/07/18/the-horrifying-truth-behind-the-marvel-cinematic-universe-2073477?lt_source=external,manual
Yes, I agree on all points, very well argued.
1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
If it happened, although I can't see why it should as classic and new Who are the same show, so celebrating their separate anniversaries seems a little counerproductive, but if it happened, then this'd be my line up (taking place in the Spring before Series 9): Doctors: Twelve (still the Doctor) Nine. Companions: Jack, Martha and Mickey (I'd want Clara to have left in Series 8). Monsters: The Ood, the Vashta Nerada, the Kovarian Chapter of the Silence.
1 week ago on Will There Be a 10th Anniversary Special for the Revival?
Daleks in Manhattan
Innovative and pleasantly dark, this episode is a great one. Tennant and Ageyman are excellent, as are the guest stars, although there's not nearly enough of Andrew Garfield. The Daleks are awesome, really quite chilling as they glide around the sewers and plan in their gloomy laboratory, and meanwhile the Pig Slaves are decent, they make scientific sense, but they are tricky to take seriously. The music is brilliant, and that cliffhanger is certainly memorable.
The most annoying thing is that some elements are brilliant (Tate, Cribbins and King's acting, the concentration camps, the general dystopian atmosphere) but the plot holes and errors just get in the way.
"Why didn't the Titanic kill everyone?" and "If SJ was in the hospital why didn't she and the Doctor meet in Smith and Jones?" are the two that always bugged me.
1. Eye of the Gorgon 8/10 2. Invasion of the Bane 7/10 3. Revenge of the Slitheen 5/10
A great episode. The Doctor and Martha's relationship is brilliantly built on here (quite an achievement seeing as they spend most of the episode apart, although it's the absence of the other which seems to give them a chance to think about them). Brannigan is a great character, as are the rest of the motorists, but Hame and Boe stand out the most. Anna Hope and Struan Roger do a brilliant job of bringing these characters to life, making them both feel old and tired. The Macra are a nice addition to the story, it could be said that they are an unnecessary addition to the episode, or at least needn't be Macra, but I think it's a nice touch. Overall a very strong episode with plenty of powerful moments, the best one being the motorists singing together.
4. The Shakespeare Code 8/10
Aye, well, I'm over-exaggerating a little.
You see that's when most of us are at home vegetating.
A lot of people tend to socialise (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA) or be at school during the day. And a lot of people just don't really post much stuff.