Half way to being a Doctor. I sometimes write articles. Usually doesn't end well.
What a fantastic article Michelle. I loved how you presented your arguments and were able to make me smile whilst reading. (Kudos for calling Whithouse an ar*e and ATCM boring.) Honestly I think this is one of the best articles ever to be posted on the site. Well done.
19 minutes ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
@Clara Who, The Apprentice The next article should be a bit less wordy because my plan at the moment is one large article to cover what's left of Series 8 as the episodes left don't have enough for a whole 1000-1500 word article dedicated to each. But the plan could easily change XD
5 hours, 15 minutes ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Listen
Personal fears or phobias are mostly irrational or based on some sort of unpleasant experience. For that reason to present a scientific basis for each you have mentioned in your comment would be next to impossible as you would need a complete picture of each of the characters lives. Sadly we don't have that.
With regards to the TARDIS and the telepathic field, it was omitted from this article because I didn't pick it up as powering the TARDIS. I might be wrong but I got the impression that it was like a sat-nav to direct the journey which was the same as any other.
13 hours, 2 minutes ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Listen
@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronymsI'd say the romance part. If only there was a textbook for that, because I'll let you in on a little secret. I'm hopeless.. XD
23 hours, 33 minutes ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Listen
@Planet of the Deaf @Mark McCulloughThat's because the only connections are Time Travel in the family and the Toy Soldier. We are the ones who linked them to Clara, not Moffat.
23 hours, 56 minutes ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Listen
Another example of how Moffat uses the perception technique is with Orson Pink. He gives us enough information to form a connection to Clara despite the absence of any definitive confirmation.
1 day ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Listen
@the666thdoctor The reason that Listen took a tangent is because it focuses on the two central characters and their minds. The brain tends to think in tangents, so the narrative course mirrored the effect Moffat was going for.
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE Yeah, it's something to do with the brain looking for similar situations which it can draw experience from in order to survive. It only happens as a last resort hence why it is associated with the moments before death.
@the666thdoctorMidnight is another quality Doctor Who episode which I love to bits. It doesn't meant Listen doesn't deserve praise too. Besides the monsters in the episode are vastly different. The only comparison is that they both rely heavily on psychological aspects.
@Supermoff, member of CATS @Mark McCullough It is actually the same basis as most of the popular optical illusions you see online. I've never know anyone do be able to pull it off like Moffat though.
I do think it is really awesome that Moffat was able to essentially pull the same psychological trick on his audience as he did on the characters in his narrative. Now that is an example of a writing master-class.
@Supermoff, member of CATS Thanks =) Listen is right up there in my Top 5 episodes too.
I suppose at the end of the day change but staying fundamentally the same is what has keep Doctor Who going strong for 51 years. And they do it again and again.
1 day, 23 hours ago on Is Twelve Really So Different to Previous Doctors?
Excellent article Robert, a very interesting read.
My take on the character of Twelve that he is very much the same Doctor as every incarnation before except he covers that with cold-heartedness whereas Eleven covered himself in youthfulness. A lot of it heralds back to the veil metaphor in Deep Breath, and there are moments through the series where we see Twelve's veil lift and in those moments he is well and truly the same man as every Doctor who has gone before him.
2 days ago on Is Twelve Really So Different to Previous Doctors?
Another great instalment of W&W. Thanks DWTV
That artwork is breathtaking, it honestly wouldn't look out of place framed on a wall. Well done to all involved.
2 days, 4 hours ago on Weird and Wonderful
A Torchwood Movie would be a good call actually. Whoniverse movie which wouldn't implact on the TV Series.
2 days, 14 hours ago on Why A Doctor Who Movie Is A Good Idea
Brilliant article. I'm not sure where I stand on the issue actually, it would depend on numerous issues. I wouldn't want a year without a series because we had a film, because for me that's not worth it. And realistically it will impact on the TV Series unless you use a different cast which defeats the purpose. That said it would be awesome. But I'm not sure I's like the price it comes at.
3 days ago on Why A Doctor Who Movie Is A Good Idea
@Supermoff, member of CATS @Mark McCullough @The Lazy Cat of CATS http(:)//markmdisqus(.)weebly(.)com/the-fall-of-gallifrey.html
3 days, 2 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards 1-15: Last chance to vote
@Supermoff, member of CATS @Mark McCullough @The Lazy Cat of CATS Do you want the link? I will warn you though, it's terrible XD
@Supermoff, member of CATS @Mark McCullough @The Lazy Cat of CATS I wrote a rather strange story with them in it once actually. It had Kovarian use them to take over the high council of Gallifrey. XD
@Supermoff, member of CATS @Mark McCullough @The Lazy Cat of CATS It can't have been fully aborted as the Clara splinters all still happened, so Valeyard ones could have too
@Supermoff, member of CATS @The Lazy Cat of CATS By that definition and the statement by the GI, the Valeyard should have come to be between Name and Time. What I was wondering was if the GI and Clara were splineted across the Doctor's time line upon entering his time stream, surely the Doctor was too. Could that in some way form the Valeyard?
@The Lazy Cat of CATS A creepy story with the Silents would be nice too. Maybe a historical where someone uses their powers of suggestion to take control and change the past.
@The Lazy Cat of CATS I want to see a dark story where the Doctor loses for a change. Have his enemy take Earth from him in the opener then have him win it back in the finale.
3 days, 3 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards 1-15: Last chance to vote
Gah. I can't decide on my vote for best story. It's between: Listen, Mummy, Dark Water/Death in Heaven and Last Christmas. This is impossible. Why DWTV? Why?
For me the most interesting result will be the Moffat Series Poll. I'm very interested to see how Series 8 does against its predecessors, especially against Series 5 which many seem to regard as the best Series of the revival.
Must've missed a few polls this week, but I'm all caught up now and surprised myself with a few of my selections. Really looking forward to see the results of these exciting polls.
3 days, 4 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards 1-15: Last chance to vote
@Supermoff, member of CATSI love that voice, it makes the memorable quotes even more powerful.
5 days, 1 hour ago on Why I Love The War Doctor
@TardisBoy! I would order a copy, but I know I'd never get the time to read it :(
Disclaimer: This is written based entirely off the TV Show, sadly I haven't had time to read Engines of War yet
@gunslinger19 "a doctor who would send thousands of men to their deaths to gain the upper hand" - I don't think that this will ever happen, because for me that man would be too far from being the Doctor for it to work.
@Sontaran17 "For me I'm quite assured in labelling him one of, if not the greatest writers and creative minds in not only the shows history- but in the history of television."
^^^^^^ So much this. It's amazing how lucky we are to have had not just one New-Who Showrunner who fits this, but two.
5 days, 2 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #14: Moffat Series
@Supermoff, member of CATS @Mark McCullough @Ivegotkidneys In that case I must say I'm disappointed that they cut Series 7 down to 7 episodes. It's not fair, there should be 14
@The Lazy Cat of CATS What happened your Netflix? :o
@Ivegotkidneys I would but there's a few episodes I'd prefer never to watch again XD
Series 8 and 5 are in a completely different class to the other two so it's between them. I think since I prefer Capaldi to Smith I'll go with Series 8. Series 6 can take third spot with the abysmal Series 7 propping up the list.
1. Series 8
2. Series 5
3. Series 6
4. Series 7
5 days, 3 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #14: Moffat Series
@The_Eternal_Dalek @Mark McCullough It's significant for me because Rose is the episode that got me into this wonderful fandom. I'm sure the same can be said for a lot of people. If that makes me deluded, call me what you like. You won't offend me :P
5 days, 4 hours ago on Tennant Won’t Be Returning Again Anytime Soon
“It’s great fun for me to do an anniversary show, but it’s probably got to be at least 10 years before that happens again, I think.”
10 years from what Mr. Tennant? I can't be the only one seeing a suggestion of the 10 year New Who anniversary in there.
God look what Moffat has done to me XD
5 days, 5 hours ago on Tennant Won’t Be Returning Again Anytime Soon
Happy Birthday Sir John. I'll not say much for now other than have a good one.
5 days, 13 hours ago on Happy Birthday, Sir John Hurt!
@Supermoff, member of CATS @Mark McCulloughThe commenters of DoctorWhoTV apologise for your death. The relevant afterlives have been informed.
5 days, 23 hours ago on 2015 National Television Awards UPDATE
Apparently Tennant is still standing on the stage. When asked why he replied with a simple line "I don't want to go"
@Benvenfold @Mark McCullough @DWTV is No Thrills DWTV Fair point. I vastly prefer Moffat with the Twelfth Doctor than I did with the Eleventh.
Tennant is just such a wonderful actor. Glad to see him getting what he deserves.
6 days ago on 2015 National Television Awards UPDATE
@The Lazy Cat of CATS Have you seen me in a tiara ;) But I guess I have to go back to this avatar then :P
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @Mark McCullough @The Lazy Cat of CATS @Supermoff, member of CATS Now look what you've done Finn
@The Lazy Cat of CATS @Supermoff, member of CATS Oh yeah, I forgot about that XD That has to go down as one of the most whacky theories. BTW You two are awesome. You never fail to make me smile which is appreciated tonight of all nights.
Oh and if you're going to make me wear pink I'm out :P
@DWTV is No Thrills DWTVI was thinking the same thing actually. In fact I voted Sherlock because I thought its third series was its best so far. And as you Benedict is massively popular at the moment, as is Martin. It really is a dream duo they have going for them.
@The Lazy Cat of CATS In that case, sign me up. :D What do I do now?
@DWTV is No Thrills DWTVVery good point. If only we could have combined them into a Steven Moffat category. It would have won hands down. :(
@Supermoff, member of CATS @Mark McCullough Moffat is making them all my minions *mwhahahaha*. But seriously I'd love him forever if he brough Shona back. I'm quite surprised though as it's an unusual surname. :P
6 days, 1 hour ago on 2015 National Television Awards UPDATE