Half way to being a Doctor. I sometimes write articles. Usually doesn't end well.
@The Lazy Cat Returns! Mummy on the Orient Express. IWND
1 hour, 20 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: 2014 Part 1
@The Lazy Cat Returns! Wait, we're meant to vote? Oops XD YANA
1 hour, 28 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: 2014 Part 1
I've never laughed as much whilst watching Doctor Who. Kudos to Gatiss for being so funny
1 hour, 30 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: 2014 Part 1
DOCTOR: Shut it, Hoodie. I saved your life.
ROBIN: I had the situation well in hand.
DOCTOR: Long-haired ninny versus robot killer knights? I
know where I'd put my money.
ROBIN: If you had not betrayed me, I would have been
DOCTOR: You would have been a little puff of smoke and
ROBIN: Oh, ha!
DOCTOR: You'd have been floating around in tiny little
laughing bits in people's goblets.
ROBIN: Balderdash. Ha!
DOCTOR: Oh, right, here we go. It's laughing time.
ROBIN: Well, you amuse me, grey old man.
DOCTOR: Guard! He's laughing again! You can't keep me locked
up with a laughing person.
ROBIN: Oh, I find that, I find that quite funny. Do you
know, I feel another laugh coming on. A-ha-ha-ha!
DOCTOR: Guards, I cannot remain in this cell. Execute me
ROBIN: You heard him. Execute the old fool.
DOCTOR: No, hang on. Execute him.
ROBIN: I do not fear death, so execute away.
DOCTOR: Execute him. I'd like to see if his head keeps
laughing when you chop it off!
ROBIN: Oh, Robin Hood always laughs in the face of death.
DOCTOR: Yes, rolling around the floor laughing, I would pay
good money to see that.
Robot of Sherwood is a very under-rated story in my opinion. Yes I can see how it might have been flawed, however such were it's strengths that it didn't matter:
- It was the first opportunity we got to see Capaldi's Doctor in a light hearted environment, and the results were spectacular.
- It was really funny, Gatiss was spot on with his humour
- I really liked Clara in this episode, especially when she got the better of the Sheriff
- The parallels between the Doctor and Robin Hood gave the episode a nice layer of complexity too.
1 hour, 39 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: 2014 Part 1
Series 8 marked a breath of fresh air for the show as Moffat took it in an exciting new direction. Capaldi established himself as a perfect Doctor by the end of his first episode, and I absolutely adore the character. A great start to a great series. I'll give each of these a 9, because I have to save the 10s for later.
1 hour, 43 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: 2014 Part 1
Another great read John. Well done.
22 hours, 22 minutes ago on Tom Baker: The Beginning, End and In-Between (Part 2)
Average Score - 7.68/10
Best Episode - The Snowmen (9.2/10)
Worst Episode - A Town Called Mercy (3.1/10)
Average Score - 6.43/10 (5.55/10 excluding Day and Time)
Best Episode - The Day of the Doctor (10/10)
Worst Episode - Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS (3.2/10)
1 day, 1 hour ago on Rank the Revival: 2012-2013 Recap
@Sam Tardiselliot Good question: Someone should take note of what happened to Nightmare in Silver and make sure it doesn't happen to any more episodes in the future. ;-) I don't think I face another episode like that
Series 7A was an awesome run with 4 absolute cracking episodes
Series 7B started and ended well. Bells and Name were top notch, Rings wasn't too bad either. As for the rest of that run. well I haven't got anything nice to say. so I'm not going to say anything :P
Day and Time were perfect episodes, and I owe them the fact that I'm still a fan of the show today.
Nice article John. As always I'm stuck in the position of having not seen any of these. I know, I'm a terrible fan, I just can't find the time to get into the classics right now.
1 day, 22 hours ago on Tom Baker: The Beginning, End and In-Between (Part 1)
@supermoff, defender of The Time of the Doctor @Mark McCullough You were lucky IIRC Baker himself let it slip just before the special aired.
2 days, 1 hour ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 3
@TardisBoy! Yeah... I didn't notice the eyebrows at first...
@supermoff, defender of The Time of the Doctor Tis a pity we had an inkling it was coming.
I don't like this trilogy, as a trilogy. As three individual episodes, they all get a 10, which I suppose is a linking factor
Fascinating article Blanch. A joy to read.
3 days, 22 hours ago on The Ultimate ‘Ism’: Doctor Who and Ideology
Nice article. I don't actually have a favourite Doctor as I love all that I have seen so far. Don't make me pick one :P
4 days, 22 hours ago on The Doctor Division
@TazminDaytime If no-one writes one there's nothing DWTV can do about it. If you are so passionate about having one you should give it a go yourself.
5 days, 20 hours ago on Why Shona McCullough Should Return
After some of the comments below I realised that I wasn't actually sure how to pronounce my own surname (shocking, I know). So a google search was done and it is pronounced: muh-kull-uh apparently. Now I can pronounce Shona's too (yay for ontopicness)
5 days, 21 hours ago on Why Shona McCullough Should Return
@supermoff, defender of Series 7 @Mark McCullough @Notsosmartguy *cough* Doctor Who *cough*
@TheNightmareChild is... Peeves @Mark McCullough Excellent question: I'd love to know myself what is the 'proper' way to say it. (Being in Northern Ireland I have heard about 10 variations on it XD.) I pronounce it Mc-cull-ah
@Notsosmartguy @Mark McCullough Why did she want to mark Santa for bringing it up? i got the impression Shona is ashamed of her childhood for whatever reason
@TazminDaytime It's not even a issue of bias here anyway. Standard position is that a guest character does not return, so a Why They Shouldn't be Brought Back article would be a bit pointless, as that is the normal and in theory you could write one for every character ever to be on the show. Now that there's a positive article it would make sense for someone to write a counter opinion if they felt so inclined.
Also we need to find out about: My. Little. Pony
5 days, 22 hours ago on Why Shona McCullough Should Return
Excellent article as always Luke. I whole heartedly agree, I absolutly loved Shona in Last Christmas and would love to have her back at some stage. I feel that her character was left with a lot of loose ends so it would be a shame not see those expanded upon. Plus I need more of that banter, one of the real highlights of Series 8 was Capaldi's banter, so to have someone to bounce it off, and keep Clara would be a joy.
Is having the best surname in history a valid reason to bring her back?
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @Mark McCullough @supermoff, defender of Series 7 @Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms It is my professional medical opinion that if Supermoff's mind thinks of an Absorbaloff there is nothing we can do for him, he's too far gone....
I'm sorry. I'm so sorry
6 days, 21 hours ago on Doctor Who’s Impossible Choices and the Trolley Problem
@supermoff, defender of Series 7 @Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @Mark McCullough How many adipose would on your conscience.... you monster.
@supermoff, defender of Series 7 @Mark McCullough @Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms If the intention endpoint was the Doctor and Clara's argument, the same outcome could have been achieved (arguably better) with a smaller moral dilemma that actually had consequences to enough o make Clara feel guilty.
@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @Mark McCullough On one hand I'd actively be placing someone in a situation that they wouldn't already be in, so the choice becomes would I kill to save multiple live, rather than a choice of save one or save five. On the other I'd be saving five. I'd probably try talking him into saving them himself. It's a tough one.
@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms This is my major problem with Kill the Moon, the out wasn't even someone being smart. It was just an oh look, nothing bad happened after all. It's the equivalent of the trolley randomly jumping over the people.
Wow. This is quite possibly one of the most thought provoking articles I've ever read. Excellent work Maria. As for the Trolley thing, I think I would divert it onto the side track.
6 days, 22 hours ago on Doctor Who’s Impossible Choices and the Trolley Problem
@supermoff, defender of Series 7 I'm interested to see how you defend them. 7B in particular almost killed my enthusiasm for the show.
6 days, 22 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2010-2011 Recap
@supermoff, defender of Series 6 @Mark McCullough" You are forgiven. Always and completely forgiven"
6 days, 23 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2010-2011 Recap
Average Series Ratings
1. Series 4 - 85.0%
2. Series 5 - 84.9%
3. Series 3 - 81.2%
4. Series 6 - 79.8%
5. Series 1 - 79.2%
6. Series 2 - 74.1%
@supermoff, defender of Series 6 @Mark McCullough Why wasn't a Best Monster category created for the Silence too. :P
@supermoff, defender of Series 6 Why isn't Jim the Fish nominated in lead role... come on..
@supermoff, defender of Series 6 Biggest WTF Moment: Amy is a Ganger ???
@Planet of the Deaf @Mark McCullough @supermoff, defender of Series 6 "I'm so changeable"
1 week ago on Rank the Revival: 2011 Part 3
@supermoff, defender of Series 6 I hated TWoRS for years... I voted a 10 tonight.
@supermoff, defender of Series 6 Rakweed!
"Because very time you see them happy, you remember how sad they're going to be, and it breaks your heart. Because what's the point in them being happy now if they're going to be sad later. The answer is, of course, because they are going to be sad later."
This always brings out the tears. Incredible writing by Moffat
The Doctor the Widow and the Wardrobe 10/10
Yes you read that correctly. I just love this beautiful little Christmas story. On the surface it's just a sweet story that's not got too much going for it. But when you look at it deeper it's so poetic and beautiful. Madge's story is a tragic one, having lost her husband she decides not to tell her children in order to let them enjoy Christmas. Yes she gets her happy ending in the end, but she deserves it and it's nice for a Christmas story. Then there's the obvious parallels between Madge and the Ponds, who both think they are going to spend Christmas without the person they care about the most, but in the end they both get the best Christmas Present they could hope for. It's just beauftiful, and as established below I'm a soppy git :P
"You know when sometimes you meet someone so beautiful and then you actually talk to them, and five minutes later they're as dull as a brick? Then there's other people, and you meet them and think, not bad, they're okay. And then you get to know them, and their face just sort of becomes them, like their personality's written all over it. And they just turn into something so beautiful."
Call me a soppy git, but this has to be one of my favourite lines in the whole show.
@supermoff, defender of Series 6 I like your new avatar :D
1 week, 1 day ago on Weird and Wonderful
It never ceases to amaze me how wonderfully talented the fandom can be. Some more wonderful examples here. Especially that stunning 11th Doctor art
@supermoff, defender of Series 6 @Notsosmartguy Breaking Bad is honestly one of the best TV series you could watch
1 week, 1 day ago on Doctor Who vs Avatar: The Last Airbender
Also I disagree that the relationship between Jenny and Vastra is controversial because of the fact that it is same sex. Maybe because of the Vastra's dominance aspect, but certainly not the lesbian dynamic.
Very interesting article. I have seen some of Avatar but stopped watching it years ago. I would have made the comparison between the two shows myself, but you propose it very well.
@TheNightmareChild is... Peeves @Mark McCullough It's in my top 5 episodes. Such a touching depiction of some sensitive issues. And that museum scene is one of the most touching in the show. I just adore the characterisation of Vincent (Yeah the monster was a bit sh*t, but the episode was a character study of Vincent and an excellent one at that)
1 week, 1 day ago on Rank the Revival: 2011 Part 2