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@Baker Street @Mark McCullough I tend not to buy the episodes because I have Netflix and the entire Series is recorded on my Sky Library until S8 would be on Netflix too. So in essence I'm only paying for the extras.
7 hours ago on The Complete Eighth Series Box Set Review
@D.I. MetamorphmagusWho still thinks Orson exists Agreed, second only to Series 1 in terms of quality. On par with Series 4.
7 hours, 31 minutes ago on The Complete Eighth Series Box Set Review
@The Lazy Cat's Soufflé Was too Beautiful to Live I was really disappointed there wasn't a Master Regen minisode at some point this year.
7 hours, 37 minutes ago on The Complete Eighth Series Box Set Review
@The Administrator is Thorin Oakenshield! Series 2
7 hours, 40 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Nice review Connor. Still on the fence as to whether I want to buy it or not. XD
7 hours, 44 minutes ago on The Complete Eighth Series Box Set Review
@MrJimiTheFish And it's back
1 day, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@The Administrator is Thorin Oakenshield! Mummy on the Orient Express, and even it's not that scary.
@MrJimiTheFish I think both it and PM are down for maintenance. Should be back soon hopefully.
@Clara Laurinda @Mark McCullough The range between the 1/4 value and the 3/4 value. I think XD
2 days ago on Series 8: A Numbery-Wumbery Breakdown
@supermoff @Mark McCullough @TheOncomingHurricane No idea what decision maths is XD But as much as I loved Maths and Physics, Chemistry was always my unquestionable favourite :P
2 days, 1 hour ago on Series 8: A Numbery-Wumbery Breakdown
@TheOncomingHurricane @supermoff @Mark McCullough I loved mechanics and pure maths
@supermoff I understand :D
2 days, 2 hours ago on Series 8: A Numbery-Wumbery Breakdown
@supermoff @Mark McCullough I have no idea what most of the words in your last sentence mean XD. I may have got Standard Deviation wrong too, I was taught it was a measure of spread about the mean. Which I thought wouldn't work for an episode where the mean was 8.953 and S.Dev 1.775. Gah I'm confused XD Stats always do this to me
Fantastic article Supermoff. Love a bit of stats.
One question though, standard deviation may not have been the best measure of the spread of result (divisiveness) here as the results are really skewed and don't follow the normal distribution. Maybe the interquartile range would work a little better for the purposes of assessing divisiveness. It's still fine to use S.Dev I think, but it does mean that the lower average scores have more potential for divisiveness on the positive side. Have I got that wrong?
Regenerated onto Livefyre regeneration number Six. I'm now the Governor, one of the best characters in anything I have ever watched.
Cause for Regeneration: "Some people are worth melting for"
2 days, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I rewatched the Brigadier scene after hearing what Chris had to say about it, and I think he was spot on in the imagery to contained. However I think the themes involved were wider than just the Brig. We were all so caught up with it being the Brig that we never actually thought of the possibility that it wasn't him. Of course it was him, but Moffat was very clever in not really confirming it for certain. I believe this was his intention:
By leaving a small level of ambiguity Moffat opens the theme of Guardian Angels, As Chris said, he likes to imagine the Brig is still in the skies looking over Kate, and I think that is the point of the scene. The concept of a guardian angel matches this exactly. So I think what Moffat is getting at here is that you have never truly lost someone, you will always cling onto them in your heart and see them in the small acts of kindness you encounter daily. So whilst it was the Brig for Kate, it could have been someone entirely different for each of us. It's a beautiful and comforting thought which presents a touching alternative to the more brutal depiction of Death in Dark Water and for me somewhat brings the finale full circle.
2 days, 11 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TheNightmareChildThat was actually going to be another category with: The Beast Below, Widow, Bells, Angel two parter, and empty child two parter. Scrapped it because I ran out of time. Another reason to apologise. Racking them up tonight XD
3 days, 5 hours ago on Moffat’s Best Monsters, Tricks & Stories (So Far)
"That’s what Moffat manages in Hide where he shows up" should read "That’s what Moffat manages in Listen where he shows us". Don't know what's up with me tonight. Sorry guys.
@supermoff, chief of the statistics police :D :D :D :D :D :D
3 days, 6 hours ago on Moffat’s Best Monsters, Tricks & Stories (So Far)
@TheIdleIdol*whacks head off table*. Sorry, well spotted.
3 days, 7 hours ago on Moffat’s Best Monsters, Tricks & Stories (So Far)
At times I may be critical of his episodes, but honestly he is my joint favourite writer and the show would be incredibly dull without him. I hope when he eventually steps down as show runner he stays on as a writer and doesn't repeat RTD's mistake. What would we do without episodes like Blink, Listen, Day, Time, The Library two parter, The Astronaut two parter, the Empty child two parter, The Girl in the Fireplace, A Christmas Carol, and The Doctor the Widow and the Wardrobe. He's given us so much. So have a good one Moffat, if anyone deserves it. It's you!
3 days, 8 hours ago on Moffat’s Best Monsters, Tricks & Stories (So Far)
Happy Birthday Moff. Not a lot to say other than there is no better man for the job. Have a goodun
3 days, 8 hours ago on Happy Birthday, Steven Moffat!
@supermoff, chief of the statistics police @Mark McCullough @TheOncomingHurricane Might have been handy to have had one of those before writing he 12 Moments article :P. But in all honesty it took almost a week to get over the disappointment and be willing to rewatch
4 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 8
@TheOncomingHurricaneOn first viewing they annoyed me, on second they don't and I love it. Strange XD
@Planet of the Deaf @Mark McCullough Say something nice...
4 days, 1 hour ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 8
@Planet of the Deaf @Mark McCullough And actually IIRC I rated it 34/50 by the scoring criteria for these articles
@Planet of the Deaf @Mark McCulloughGuilty as charged, but not the only one :P
So, time for my own list:
1. Bad Wolf / The Parting of the Ways 10/10
1. The Last of the Time Lords / The Sound of Drums 10/10
3. The Pandorica Opens / The Big Bang 9/10
3. The Wedding of River Song 9/10
3. The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End 9/10
3. Dark Water / Death in Heaven 9/10
7. Army of Ghosts / Doomsday 8/10
8. The Name of the Doctor 4/10
Hope everyone enjoyed this series of In Perspectives, thanks to all the writers who got involved and to all the wonderful readers. I enjoyed my part in making this series.
4 days, 2 hours ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 8
@TheBiPunishment N/A N/A, N/A N/A N/A Hey Jude.... I seriously can't vote in any of these XD
5 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Wonderful work Patrick, a fantastic story that worked really well.
5 days, 3 hours ago on Conversation @ http://manhattanshewrote.weebly.com/107-what-transpires.html
@supermoff Never fails to make me cringe XD
5 days, 5 hours ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 7
@TheOncomingHurricane @Mark McCullough @The Lazy Cat's Soufflé Was too Beautiful to Live Hmmmm, you've just moved Name from a 3/10 to a 4/10. Thanks. :D
@TheOncomingHurricane @Mark McCullough @The Lazy Cat's Soufflé Was too Beautiful to Live Well it went dying and being ripped across time, to let's turn around walk out and have a picnic. With literally no explanation why.
@TheOncomingHurricane @Mark McCullough @The Lazy Cat's Soufflé Was too Beautiful to Live I'm glad they didn't just walk out, because that would actually have been worse than nothing at all XD
@The Lazy Cat's Soufflé Was too Beautiful to Live @Mark McCulloughExactly, I really needed a scene where they escape the Doctor's time stream, because otherwise it is the biggest Cop Out in the shows history (At least TSE/JE had a button which was pressed, and Jesus Doctor had the Archangel network). Then there's the issue of the GI lacking a motive to warrant murder-suicide. The only think Name makes me feel is that an episode slot was wasted...
I think the best way I can describe how I feel about The Name of the Doctor is that its a bad April fools joke. Moffat almost answers every question posed by the arcs, but not a single one of them stands following the next two episodes. It's like he purposely tried to make us think it was done, only to surprise us at a later date. Like issues within the narrative itself, it leaves the episode feeling insignificant, what did Name actually change with consequence?
5 days, 6 hours ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 7
@LGwalchmai95 Apologies about that, I wanted to have you as part of the scoring system but you weren't online the night I did it. I just grabbed 9 people at random. Your article was perfect and an enjoyable read, even if I disagree about the episode :P
Ah The Name of the Doctor, oh how I hate you. Literally nothing good to say about this one. Easily the worst finale and the worst episode of New Who. Almost turned me off the show for good. Excellent article though Luke.
@ahunter8056 @Mark McCullough I don't know about the wrong ten people, we had a few who loved it and others who didn't. To be honest it was a lot of work collecting data from even the ten, so any more would have been brutal on me :P What was interesting though was that after 5 people had voted, the rankings didn't really change, the average scores stayed roughly similar which would lead me to suspect Series 2 and 6 will be at the bottom when DWTV does the next best finale poll, I also suspect 1 will be at the top. The rest will be a little more interchangeable.
I think it would be a travesty if Series 2 ended up at the bottom of our list. TBH.
5 days, 10 hours ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 6
@Calebxy @Mark McCulloughI do, I think I'm DoctorWhoFan117. Haven't logged into story network in a lifetime XD
5 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I would considering I'm studying medicine, have got 2A* and an A in the three science subjects and have represented my country in Chemistry. :P
5 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@supermoff @Mark McCullough Thanks :D We'll see if you're saying that after the Series 8 article though :P XD
6 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 6
@ahunter8056From the perspective of having the 10 results in front of me, I can see that there is a lot of passion when it comes to finales. People have strong favorites, so the positions are nearly determined by how many don't like rather than how many love it. 6 and 2 polarise due to River and Rose respectively.
6 days, 4 hours ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 6
Here's the truth behind this one. I let everyone else pick their episodes for this series first which left me with this one. At first I was apprehensive as it was an episode I didn't like, surprisingly the rewatch changed everything and it is now one of my favourite finales. Weird how things happen eh. Hope you enjoy the article.
6 days, 9 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@no_tweeterIndeed, look at the people saying that, but the others saying that it wasn't as good as Series 3. That happened in our 10 people too, which is why I feel it's a good representation. But you'll have your chance to vote at the end too.
6 days, 10 hours ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 5
@supermoff Well, I hope I make you happy XD
Regenerated onto my fourth Livefyre incarnation. Too early for Christmas just yet, so here's my Winter avatar. I have a feeling Admin will like this one.
6 days, 10 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/