Alright Guv :)
The Bells of Saint John - 10/10
And Series 7 Part 2 gets off to an absolutely flying start.
Quite literally, too.
The Wi-Fi concept is just such a genius idea. It’s a very
Moffaty idea – turning something normal in to something normal in to something quite
spooky. I adore the Earth, urban setting, and the story makes use of it really
well. It’s beautifully paced, and an absolutely great start for Clara. Our
Clara. The original Clara. There are just some standout moments – the Doctor
opening a pack of jammy dodgers and reading her places to travel book, Bah Bah
biker, Celia Imrie!!!!!! And of course, Man with Chips and the motorbike on the
shard. Just brilliant.
The Rings of Akhaten - 8/10
And this one, it’s another funny one. It’s original, in a
word. The real singing is a… well, I don’t know. It’s not like it’s a real song
or anything either, it’s just… it’s like Misty Mountains Cold but in Doctor Who
and not as cool, but it still works really, really well. Some of it feels a bit
like space Indiana Jones – which is a good thing, because I adore Indiana
Jones. Also, the Vigil were great monsters (yet so underused) and I want them
back. Also, who could forget the wonderful Matt Smith in one of his most epic
Cold War - 6/10
I guess it has Ice Warriors? I mean I suppose it’s okay.
Nothing special, but nothing dreadful either. I’m really not fond of the Ice
Warriors coming out of their armour, and I really hope if they reappear again
that they drop that because it didn’t work. However, the submarine setting
worked really well, and it was nice to have an episode set in the 80s... even if it was underwater.
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The Bells of Saint John is just so brilliant. Seriously, it started such classics like Bah Bah Biker and Man with Chips.
19 hours, 13 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 1
As for the rest of the episodes... The Power of Three is a solid, entertaining, almost quirky, enjoyable last adventure for the Ponds. I always think it would've worked well as a two-parter. And The Snowmen is magical, beautiful and wonderful. The Power of Three gets a 9 and The Snowmen a 10 :P
1 day, 17 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2012 Part 2
Afterword – by
Hello old friend. And here we are, you and me, on one of my
You were rubbish.
I used to think you were a proper 1/10, that you were an
awful send off, that you made no sense and that you didn’t do my favourite
companions justice. I don’t know why, there was just something that put me off
with it. I despised it, every minute of it.
Then something changed.
And I don’t know what it was. But it was on BBC3 on a Sunday
afternoon (Praise BBC3, if it hadn’t been on there I would never have watched
it again) and I was bored, so I thought ‘why not?’ and watched it. I watched it
all – the Weeping Angels returning, Melody Malone, the Ponds jumping from the
roof, the emotional grave yard scene – and there was something new. Something that
I hadn’t felt before. Enjoyment.
I was genuinely enjoying the very spectacle I was seeing on
screen. It was beautiful. The grotty 1930s backdrop fitted the angels perfectly
– and speaking of the angels, they were used perfectly. I absolutely adored them
in this episode and it brought a new era of creepiness to them that we hadn’t
seen so far. The smiling Angels as well were absolutely terrifying. And
although the giant Weeping Angel statue made no sense, it’s pretty damn scary
and provides such a sense of scale.
All the cast are just brilliant. Matt and Karen and Arthur
just make me cry every time. Matt is the grieving best friend, and he does a
stunning job. Karen and Arthur as well, during the rooftop scene. They are
perfect in their final story. And while I’m talking about the rooftop scene,
the fall from Winter Quay, with ‘Together or Not At All’ playing in the
background, is perfect and beautifully shot. Of course, I couldn’t speak about
the cast without mentioning Alex Kingston, because she just provides one of her
finest performances too.
But the thing that hit me the most, the thing that stuck out
more than anything else, was how it waved goodbye to the Ponds. It is just the
most fitting ending for any companion yet. A fairytale ending to the fairytale
companions. Because Series 5, 6 and 7A was the fairytale era, in my eyes. It
had funny bits, and it had dark bits, and it had evil villains and the greatest
heroes. Amy was the little girl who waited. Rory was the Roman who waited. Amy
waited for her magic man from the stars, and Rory waited two thousand years for
the girl he loves. Madame Kovarian was a wicked witch, and River Song was an
incredible heroin. The Silence were the big bad wolves, and the Pandorica was
the greatest prison in the universe. And this story ends the fairytale.
The graveyard scene is just an example for this. I
absolutely love it, and I just think back to The Eleventh Hour, and it just
makes me tear up. I just can’t comprehend how brilliant it is. And though Rory
perhaps doesn’t get a massive end bit like this, he is still brilliant on the
rooftop scene, and it does still seem quite fitting that Amy should say goodbye
to her Raggedy Man.
So you know what we can conclude?
That the BBC shouldn’t touch BBC3.
by Amelia Williams. Hello, old friend. And here we are, you and me, on the last
page. By the time you read these words, Rory and I will be long gone. So know
that we lived well, and were very happy. And above all else, know that we will
love you always. Sometimes I do worry about you, though. I think once we're
gone, you won't be coming back here for a while, and you might be alone, which
you should never be. Don't be alone, Doctor. And do one more thing for me.
There's a little girl waiting in a garden. She's going to wait a long while, so
she's going to need a lot of hope. Go to her. Tell her a story. Tell her that
if she's patient, the days are coming that she'll never forget. Tell her she'll
go to sea and fight pirates. She'll fall in love with a man who'll wait two
thousand years to keep her safe. Tell her she'll give hope to the greatest
painter who ever lived and save a whale in outer space. Tell her this is the
story of Amelia Pond. And this how it ends.
1 day, 18 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2012 Part 2
RIP Paradigm Daleks
We miss you :( :( :( :( :(
2 days, 17 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2012 Part 1
@supermoff, defender of Series 7 @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen Also Matt delivers it perfectly.
2 days, 19 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2012 Part 1
RORY: So, erm, how much trouble are we in?
THE DOCTOR: How much trouble, Mr Pond?
Out of 10? 11...
Remember the trailer when we all went nuts after we heard this?
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @Edoe @TardisBoy! It's up there, now... you might need the grenades too.
Asylum of the Daleks - 8/10
I remember my excitement for this episode was through the
roof. Then when it happened, I thought it was a bit average to be honest. I didn’t
particularly like it. But now, it seems that I’ve had a change of heart. I
enjoy it quite a bit now. The Daleks are on top form, and of course we see the
first appearance of the wonderful Jenna Coleman (or Jenna Louise Coleman, as
she was back then). Amy and Rory’s divorce provides a touching subplot, perhaps
even more distressing for those who have witnessed things like it themselves. Also,
the Parliament of the Daleks is so huge it just makes me giddy with excitement.
And the Paradigm Daleks had cool colours.
Dinosaurs...... on a Spaceship! - 8/10
I loved this one from the off, and I still do. A fun,
exciting romp! The guest cast are brilliant, especially Mark Williams as Brian
Williams. Or was it the other way round? I can’t remember. But yes, a fine
piece of work from the great man that is Mr Chibnall. A real movie, blockbuster
style episode. The dinosaurs are used brilliantly, and I absolutely adore Tricey
and I cry whenever he dies. Chibnall wrote both of the final ‘fun’ Pond
episodes (because let’s be honest, as amazing as they were, AOTD, ATCM and TATM
were hardly light hearted) and he does a great job with his first one, making
it funny and enjoyable. Absolutely cracking!
A Town Called Mercy - 2/10
Oh. And then we have you.
I’m really sorry. I’m sorry if you like it, because I really…
don’t. This is the first time in these polls that I’ve not been expressing my
love for an episode (and unfortunately it happens twice in Series 7) and that’s because this is the first episode in the
entirety of New Who that I really don’t like. I just cannot get in to it! It’s
got an awfully clunky plot and it feels like it’s meant to be one of those
moral dilemma episodes but it just fails miserably at doing that and I just can’t
ignore that. Then there’s that transsexual joke that I won’t delve in to
because I’m not the expert and I’d hate to offend anyone. I just really, really don't like the way it's done. Having said that, I
shall take my usually positive outlook – The guest cast were pretty damn impressive
(ah ha, Mr Scarborough!) and it had an epic villain. Also the Western backdrop
was used well too.
@TardisBoy! You think you're going to be chased by pitchforks and torches? Wait till I post my comment in a minute...
@TardisBoy! I've done that so often that I type long comments out on Word now :P
4 days, 17 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2011 Part 3
@supermoff, defender of Series 6 @Edoe Rory was just awesome in this story.
Who am I kidding? He was awesome in every story he was in.
Also I would just like to point out that this is the first time for ages LiveFyre has worked for me :D :D :D
RORY: This is
DOCTOR: I’m so
sorry, but Rory –
RORY: No! This
is your fault! You should look in a history book once in a while, see if there’s
an outbreak of plague or not.
DOCTOR: That is
not how I travel.
RORY: Then I do
not want to travel with you (throws glasses)
@supermoff, defender of Series 6 @ahunter8056 Thank you :P Basically what I wanted to say but I left my brain somewhere today.
@ahunter8056 *The for goodness sake :| :| :| :| :|
@ahunter8056 My... my beautiful A Girl Who Waited a 3?
Well then, LiveFyre? Where were we?
DOCTOR: Hello, Stormageddon. It's the Doctor. Here to
help. Shush. Hey. There, there. Be quiet. Go to sleep. Really. Stop crying.
You've got a lot to look forward to, you know. A normal human life on Earth.
Mortgage repayments, the nine to five, a persistent nagging sense of spiritual
emptiness. Save the tears for later, boy-o. Oh, no. That was crabby. No, that
was old. But I am old, Stormy. I am so old. So near the end. You, Alfie
Owens, you are so young, aren't you? And, you know, right now, everything's ahead
of you. You could be anything. Yes, I know. You could walk among the stars.
They don't actually look like that, you know. They are rather more
(The Doctor sonics up a holographic
starscape) DOCTOR: Yeah. You know, when I was little like you, I dreamt of the
stars. I think it's fair to say in the language of your age, that I lived my
dream, I owned the stage, gave it a hundred and ten percent. I hope you have as
much fun as I did, Alfie.
(The Cybermat is making its escape) DOCTOR: Your dad's trying his best, you know. Yes, I know it's not
his fault he doesn't have mammary glands. No, neither do I. Alfie, why is there
a sinister beeping coming from behind me?
(The Cybermat gnashes its teeth at him) DOCTOR: Oh, no you don't. Come on, Alfie. Run! It's only
So, we start off this poll with one of my favourite episodes ever...
The Girl Who Waited - 10/10
Clara is my 3rd favourite Moffat era companion,
and my 5th favourite New Who Companion. She’s by no means bad at
all. I love Clara, you know, she’s absolutely brilliant. And this isn’t off
topic here, because this episode is sort of what does this. It’s just… it’s
just beyond brilliant. The idea is just such a great one, and it just reaches
stunning lengths when Rory has to choose which Amy. It’s such an emotional
episode, and I just love it to pieces. There’s something about the clinical
setting that adds a creepy atmosphere, and the Handbots are great monsters. Karen
just does a phenomenal job in this episode, playing two different Amys. I love
it to pieces and it really does push Amy and Rory up my list of companions. I
cry every time.
The God Complex - 9/10
Ooh. It’s scary, isn’t it? I mean, it deals with some pretty
tough ideas, of having to break your faith, and everything. And so it’s pretty
damn dark, verging on uneasy. The idea of a hotel is just genius – such a
mundane place, manipulated in to something horrible. The guest cast in this
episode are pretty good, and Matt is just on top form. If Whithouse’s episodes
in Series 9 are like this, I will be very happy. Easily one of the standouts of
Series 6, I think. Other than that, there’s not much to say. I love it.
Closing Time - 8/10
Another Craig story. Now, I loved The Lodger, and this one
is just another brilliant one, following on from the footsteps of the previous
Craig story. I don’t quite love it as much as The Lodger, but it does a good
job. James Cordon is on top form again, and Craig is brilliant in this story.
It’s just a nice bit of fun before 11 dies, and it suffices perfectly. I’d love
Craig to come back one day, because he was brilliant. Also, the bits with the
three children at the end and the cliffhanger… oh the chills.
The Wedding of River Song - 7/10
I guess this is a fairly unpopular one, but hey, I quite
like it! It rounds off the series arc quite well and gives us some satisfying
answers, so I can’t knock it for that. I love the jumbled up time aspect, and I
just absolutely adore the music, it’s brilliant. Simon Callow reappears
briefly, Churchill is back, and Pterodactyls fly through London. Just
brilliant. It’s not my favourite finale, but it does its job well.
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe - 7/10
Another one people don’t like. It’s not the best Christmas
special, but I don’t hate it. “What’s the point of being happy now if they’ll
be sad later?” is such a deep line, but to be honest there’s quite a deep
meaning to the special, and I love that. It’s really not perfect and it has its
flaws – in that it’s a tad dull sometimes, it’s a Christmas special, and I
haven’t disliked one of those yet, just because all of them, no matter what,
capture the essence of Christmas. So I don’t mind it.
Overall, a pretty good set of episodes :P Onwards to Series 7.... and oh this could be an interesting one.
A weird and wonderful Weird and Wonderful!
4 days, 19 hours ago on Weird and Wonderful
@supermoff, defender of Series 6 @Edoe Livefyre has always hated me. And Disqus, the commenting system we used before hated me too :|
5 days, 1 hour ago on Doctor Who In Perspective 1974-1981
I say, what a commenting system. It's so annoying.
My favourite Fourth Doctor moment :P
DOCTOR: I say, what a wonderful butler. He's so violent. Hello, I'm called the Doctor. That's Romana, that's Duggan. You must be the Countess Scarlioni and this is clearly a delightful Louis Quinze chair. May I sit in it? I say, haven't they worn well? Thank you, Hermann, that'll be all. COUNTESS: Doctor, you're being very pleasant with me. DOCTOR: Well, I'm a very pleasant fellow. COUNTESS: But I didn't invite you here for social reasons. DOCTOR: Yes, I could see that the moment you didn't invite me to have a drink. Well, I will have a drink now you come to mention it. Yes, do come in, everybody. (The Doctor gets up and goes to the decanter and glasses on a side table and pours.) DOCTOR: Romana, sit down over there. Duggan. Now, Duggan, you sit there. Do sit down if you want to, Count. Oh, all right. Now, isn't this nice? COUNTESS: The only reason you were brought here was to explain exactly why you stole my bracelet. DOCTOR: Ah, well, it's my job, you see. I'm a thief. And this is Romana, she's my accomplice. And this is Duggan. He's the detective who's been kind enough to catch me. That's his job. You see, our two lines of work dovetail beautifully. COUNTESS: Very interesting. DOCTOR: Yes. COUNTESS: I was rather under the impression that Mister Duggan was following me. DOCTOR: Ah. Well, you're a beautiful woman, probably, and Duggan was trying to summon up the courage to ask you out to dinner, weren't you, Duggan? COUNTESS: Who sent you? DOCTOR: Who sent me what? COUNTESS: Doctor, the more you try to convince me that you're a fool, the more I'm likely to think otherwise. Now, it would only be the work of a moment to have you killed. DOCTOR: What? COUNTESS: Put it down. (Romana has picked up the box.) ROMANA: It's one of those isn't it? COUNTESS: Yes, it's a very rare and precious Chinese puzzle box. You won't be able to open it so put it down. (Romana opens it and takes out the green bracelet.) ROMANA: Oh, look. SCARLIONI: Yes. Very pretty, isn't it. ROMANA: Very. Where's it from? SCARLIONI: From? It's not from anywhere. It's mine. (Scarlioni takes the bracelet from Romana.) COUNTESS: My dear, these are the people who stole it from me at the Louvre. DOCTOR: Hello there. SCARLIONI: How very curious. Two thieves enter the Louvre gallery and come out with a bracelet. Couldn't you think of anything more interesting to steal? DOCTOR: Well, I just thought it was awfully pretty and a terribly unusual design. Of course, it would have been much nicer to have stolen one of the pictures, but I've tried that before and all sorts of alarms go off which disturbs the concentration. SCARLIONI: Yes, it would. So you stole the bracelet simply because it's pretty? DOCTOR: Yes. Well, I think it is. Don't you? SCARLIONI: Yes. COUNTESS: My dear, I don't think he's as stupid as he seems. SCARLIONI: My dear, nobody could be as stupid as he seems. DOCTOR: Oh. SCARLIONI: This interview is at an end. DOCTOR: Good. Well, we'll be off. A quick stagger up the Champs Elysees, perhaps a bite at Maxims. What do you think, Romana? ROMANA: Maxims SCARLIONI: I think a rather better idea would be if Hermann were to lock you into the cellar. I should hate to lose contact with such fascinating people. (Hermann moves forward, and Duggan picks up the chair he was sitting in to hit him with it.) DOCTOR: Ah. Duggan, what are you doing? For heavens sake, that's a Louis Quinze. DUGGAN: But you're not going to let them lock us up DOCTOR: Just behave like a civilised guest. I do beg your pardon, Count. SCARLIONI: Thank you. DOCTOR: Now, Hermann, if you'd just be kind enough to show us to our cellar, we'd be terribly grateful. Do come along, my good chap.
I want to just copy my 'Why I love' article here just to explain how much I love him....
He's brilliant. I mean, his era just spanned so much - there's the gothic, creepiness of his early era, and the lightness of his later era. Tom just works in all of these scenarios. From The Brain of Morbius and The Talons of Weng Chiang to The Leisure Hive and City of Death, he just works perfectly.
Tom has taught me that it's okay to be different. That sleep is for tortoises. That I should be childish sometimes. That I should be delighted when I see rocks. He was an inspiration to the generation of then, and he's an inspiration to the generation of now. He's just brilliant :D
A fantastic article, John :P
@supermoff, defender of Series 6 @Notsosmartguy I said I'd watch Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and Hannibal at the moment but I'm not XD
5 days, 16 hours ago on Doctor Who vs Avatar: The Last Airbender
A great article :P Unfortunately I have never seen The Last Airbender because I religiously watched Pokemon when I was younger and nothing else. A fantastic read, none the less!
@TheNightmareChild is... Peeves Vincent... a 4...
Excuse me while I remove the 'medical' card from Baymax. Also where did I leave those pitchforks and flaming torches? :P
5 days, 16 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2011 Part 2
Ha. Trust Livefyre.
5 days, 17 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2011 Part 2
RORY: Doctor! What is happening to her?
DOCTOR: Contractions. RORY: Contractions? DOCTOR: She's going into labour. AMY: Did he say? No. No, no. Of course he didn't. Rory, I don't like this. Ow. RORY: You're going to have to start explaining some of this to me, Doctor. DOCTOR: What, the birds and the bees? She's having a baby. I needed to see the Flesh in its early days. That's why I scanned it. That's why we were there in the first place. I was going to drop you off for fish and chips first, but things happened and there was stuff and shenanigans. Beautiful word, shenanigans. AMY: It hurts. RORY: But you're okay? DOCTOR: Breathe. I needed enough information to block the signal to the Flesh. AMY: What signal? DOCTOR: The signal to you. AMY: Doctor. Doctor. DOCTOR: Stand away from her, Rory. RORY: Why? No. And why? DOCTOR: Given what we've learned, I'll be as humane as I can, but I need to do this and you need to stand away! (Rory slowly steps back.) AMY: No. No. Doctor, I am frightened. I'm properly, properly scared. DOCTOR: Don't be. Hold on. We're coming for you. I swear it. Whatever happens, however hard, however far, we will find you. AMY: I'm right here. DOCTOR: No, you're not. You haven't been here for a long, long time.
RORY: I have a message and a question. A message from the Doctor and a question from me. Where is my wife? Oh, don't give me those blank looks. The Twelfth Cyber Legion monitors this entire quadrant. You hear everything. So you tell me what I need to know. You tell me now, and I'll be on my way.
CYBERLEADER: What is the Doctor's message?
(Outside, all the other ships in the Legion explode)
RORY: Would you like me to repeat the question?
5 days, 20 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2011 Part 2
Ooh! And so it continues...
The Almost People/The Rebel Flesh - 8/10
It’s an interesting one. It’s by one of my favourite writers
ever – because if you have doubts about Matthew Graham, I cannot stress this
enough, and I know The Genie would back me up here, go and watch Life on Mars
and Ashes to Ashes. Because oh my goodness me, it’s a phenomenal series and if
you do doubt Graham I would strongly advise giving it a go. My avatar is from
Ashes to Ashes.
Anyway. Now that I’ve stood up for the writer, it’s time to
talk about the episode…
It’s dark. I mean, even if you dislike the story, it is dark.
The idea of the flesh is terrifying, and we see it played out to great lengths
with them gaining freedom – I mean, they look terrifying, and the idea of
things controlled by you then not being controlled by you is quite creepy, and
we see that played out beautifully. The characters are pretty likeable
(Marshall Lancaster *screams*) and there are some terrifying effects done, like
the one where Miranda turns her head right round. Eurgh.
My only real gripes with the story is that Jennifer isn’t
really the best villain, but other than that, it’s good. And goodness, the cliffhanger...
A Good Man Goes to War - 9/10
*Star Wars theme plays*
If Doctor Who met Star Wars, oh goodness gracious me. This was it. I absolutely
adore it. Matt Smith is at his finest, and he’s usually stunning, so here he is
beyond brilliant. The episode twist and turns like an unbelievably scary rollercoaster
and the flesh baby twist is just shocking. Madame Kovarian is an incredibly
creepy villain, too. It’s a joy to see Judoon, Silurians, Cybermen and
Sontarans all in one episode. Captain Jack would’ve just been perfect as well,
and it’s a shame he as filming Miracle Day (though unlike many, I enjoy that
too). Also, Rory is just awesome.
Let's Kill Hitler - 6/10
Let’s Kill Hitler. You’re a funny one. I used to hate it. It
was, quite frankly, incredibly boring. Awful. Terrible. 3/10. I just couldn’t
stand it at all. River was, to be honest, annoying, and the plot was a mess.
And today, it’s still not perfect. River still annoys me a bit, but eh, she’s
younger, so it’s not too bad. I will just clarify that River is one of my
favourite ever characters, so if she’s annoying it’s not good. Matt is
absolutely brilliant, though, and the opening bit is still fantastic. The
character moments are probably what this episode consists of, and since I now
have a lot more respect of those bits than I did four years ago (Crikey. Guys.
Series 6 was four years ago) I think that’s partly why I enjoy it more - however, said character moments are still a
tad shaky, but never mind. I don’t hate it anymore.
Night Terrors - 7/10
Another story many do not like. But it’s a great concept.
Dolls house, nice and creepy. I think the dolls are pretty terrifying, but I
know many don’t agree there, either. I just think it’s a good story, nothing
special, nothing out there, but a good bit of ‘filler’ if I ever saw one. I do
like a story set in a block of flats, and of course we see that as well –
despite the fact that the people who disappear in the flats just doesn’t seem
to work in the story… at all. But oh well! The fear of the dark is something
that is explored here, just not quite like it was in Silence in the Library/Forest
of the Dead. It’s obviously done in a home setting here, which works to its
advantage. So again, another average one.
So, a good story, an amazing story, an okay story and another okay story. This
is perhaps the lowest I’ve rated a set of episodes in a while. But believe me,
next poll, oh next poll, there will be several high scores hitting the comment
Never saying that again.
Ooh! Sounds brilliant :P Can't wait to read it!
6 days, 3 hours ago on Conversation @ http://doctorwhofanfic.weebly.com/time-at-the-museum---introduction.html
This Missy return is still making me giddy :P
I've can't wait to see how on Earth any of these will be answered/resolved, but c'or, it's exciting! We might see Simm back for a regeneration! That would be incredible. I think that her TARDIS must be something to do with that garden we saw - after all, it didn't really fit in with the cityscape we saw in Dark Water. I'm excited to know how she survived Cyberbrig too, and the shredder theory is a very Moffaty thing, so I wouldn't be surprised. Her regeneration, though, and how she escaped Gallifrey, are things that I am most excited to here about. Bring on Series 9!
A great article, my friend :)
6 days, 5 hours ago on Master Plan? The Mysteries of Missy
This whole little sequence, with the "I hate you" "No you don't" It just makes me laugh XD Also, of course the epic TARDIS reveal. It just makes me smile.
DOCTOR: River, have you got my scanner
DOCTOR: Working yet?
RIVER: Oh, I hate him.
DOCTOR: No, you don't!
CARL: Get the President out of here. Sir, you have to go with them, now.
DOCTOR: River, make her blue again! (The Tardis shimmers into the visible spectrum.) NIXON: What da hell is that? (While they were distracted, the Doctor has slipped out of their grasp and into Nixon's chair.)
DOCTOR: Mister President, that child just told you everything you need to know, but you weren't listening. Never mind, though, because the answer's yes. I'll take the case. Fellows, the guns, really? I just walked into the highest security office in the United States and parked a big blue box on the rug. Do you think you can just shoot me?
RIVER: They're Americans!
DOCTOR: Don't shoot. Definitely no shooting.
RORY: Nobody shoot us either. Very much not in need of getting shot. Look, we've got our hands up.
NIXON: Who the hell are you?
CANTON: Sir, you need to stay back.
NIXON: But who are they and what is that box?
DOCTOR: It's a police box. Can't you read? I'm your new undercover agent on loan from Scotland Yard. Code name the Doctor. These are my top operatives, the Legs, the Nose, and Mrs Robinson.
RIVER: I hate you.
DOCTOR: No you don't.
6 days, 18 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2011 Part 1
Yo ho ho! Or does nobody actually say that?
This was just such a 'Matt' line and now I miss him incredibly :')
@supermoff Hello. I am Edoe, your personal healthcare companion. On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your pain?
Edoe, he's fainted.
@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @supermoff @Edoe @MetamorphmagusWho I just screamed at the TV with excitement.
6 days, 19 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2011 Part 1
@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @MetamorphmagusWho @Edoe Tick, tock, goes the clock, and what things shall we see?
Tick, tock, until the day, that thou shall marry me.
Tick, tock, goes the clock, and all the years they fly.
Tick, tock, and all too soon, you and I must die.
Tick, tock, goes the clock, we laughed at fate and mourned her.
Tick, tock, goes the clock, even for the Doc…
Tick, tock, goes the clock, he cradled and he rocked her.
Tick, tock, goes the clock, even for the Doctor.
In 6B, this just scared me so much but made me so hyped at the same time.
@supermoff Canton didn't choose the thug life.
The thug life chose Canton.
@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @Edoe Nobody saw that coming. I certainly didn't!
I will never, ever forget first broaddcast of The Impossible Astronaut. I had my eyes locked to the TV as the last few minutes were shown. And I remember that cliffhanger, and how is completely shocked me, and my jaw was practically was on the floor. And then in Day of the Moon, when I saw that cliffhanger with the regeneration on first broadcast. Again, my jaw was on the floor. This is why I want another heavy series arc.
@MetamorphmagusWho @Edoe Thank you, Metamorphmagus.
Please stop scaring me :P
@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @SonicTheHedgehogRules @supermoff @Edoe I can't CAAAAAANCIL it.
@SonicTheHedgehogRules @Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @supermoff @Edoe No! You, stop! You just took a CAAAAAANCIL axe from a CAAAAAANCIL van and now you're digging up a CAAAAAANCIL road! I'm reporting you to the CAAAAAANCIL!
Everyone, please. Tremble with the awesomeness of Matt Smith.
DOCTOR: Or maybe you could just listen a minute. Because all I really want to do is accept your total surrender and then I'll let you go in peace. Yes, you've been interfering in human history for thousands of years. Yes, people have suffered and died, but what's the point in two hearts, if you can't be a bit forgiving, now and then? Ooh, the Silence. You guys take that seriously, don't you? Okay, you got me. I'm lying. I'm not really going to let you go that easily. Nice thought, but it's not Christmas. First, you tell me about the girl. Who is she? Why is she important? What's she for? Guys, sorry, but you're way out of time. Now, come on. A bit of history for you. Aren't you proud? Because you helped. Now, do you know how many people are watching this live on the telly? Half a billion. And that's nothing, because the human race will spread out among the stars. You just watch them fly. Billions and billions of them, for billions and billions of years, and every single one of them at some point in their lives, will look back at this man, taking that very first step, and they will never, ever forget it.
TELEVISION: Okay, engine stop. ATA on the descent. Modes control both auto. Descent engine command off.
DOCTOR: Oh. But don't forget this bit. Ready?
ARMSTRONG [OC]: That's one small step for a man
SILENCE [on TV]: You should kill us all on sight. You should kill us all on sight. You should kill us all on sight. You should kill us all on sight.
DOCTOR: You've given the order for your own execution, and the whole planet just heard you.
SILENCE [OC]: You should kill us all on sight.
ARMSTRONG [OC]: One giant leap for mankind.
DOCTOR: And one whacking great kick up the backside for the Silence. You just raised an army against yourself and now, for a thousand generations, you're going to be ordering them to destroy you every day. How fast can you run? Because today's the day the human race throw you off their planet. They won't even know they're doing it. I think, quite possibly, the word you're looking for right now is oops. Run! Guys, I mean us. Run...
C'or, the chills...
THE IMPOSSIBLE ASTRONAUT - 10/10
*WESTERN I AM THE DOCTOR KICKS IN, STETONS ARE SLAPPED ON, OLD AMERICAN REVOLVERS ARE PREPARED. ALSO NIXON IS CAST*
Doctor Who in America! Oh, the imagery is stunning here,
with the yellow school bus in the desert, the white house, the FBI and oh
goodness, it is just so perfect. The Astronaut is quite a terrifying concept,
and the episodes just open the series with one helluva bang. Canton is such a
brilliant character, too! Ooh, I can’t help but love these stories, and I always
cry when the Doctor dies. This is like a mini movie on an epic scale. And there
was something else I needed to mention, but I can’t quite remember what it was……
Oh yeah, the Silence.
What? What do you mean? Eh? But anyway, it also started one
of my favourite series arcs ever, that I absolutely love!
THE CURSE OF THE BLACK SPOT - 7/10
YO HO HO.
They don’t say that?
I love pirates! Hugh Bonneville is just brilliant, and Karen
Gillan just gets some epic stuff to do. The Sirens a pretty cool villain, too.
I’d love to see pirates again at some point! Matt makes me chuckle, too. The
only ‘good’ episode that Steve Thompson has done, I think, and I would be quite
happy to see another by him if it was like this. But otherwise, it’s a good
story, not much else to say.
THE DOCTOR'S WIFE - 10/10
The first thing I read by Neil Gaiman was Coraline. And it captured my
imagination. Button eyes, and all that. But I’ve never forgotten that. And then
this happened. And it’s just brilliant. The TARDIS becoming a human is such a
genius idea, and it is executed perfectly. I don’t know where some of the ideas
here must’ve came from, but Gaiman must’ve had some incredibly dark places in
his mind. We get to see a bit more of the TARDIS too, which is brilliant. Oh, I’d
love to see Gaiman come back again. I even loved NiS.
I'm going to need a SWAT team ready to mobilize, street level maps covering all of Florida, a pot of coffee, 12 jammy dodgers and a fez!
6 days, 20 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2011 Part 1
Ooh! A fantastic article!
I mentioned earlier on the news article, how you could tell, from Capaldi's and Gomez' amazing acting, that they were old friends. Or enemies. Anyway - that they knew each other for a long time.
But it is really hard to pin a word on their relationship. They're like brothers/brother and sister, who are great friends but still fight and squabble - and I love that dynamic. It nearly became canon, too. I absolutely adore this dynamic, though to be honest. I'm sort of glad they're not actually brothers, because I can't help but feel that would ruin the dynamic that that's how they behave.
One of the highlights of the finale for me was the graveyard scene. You could just tell the history between them, but you're still not sure whether it's friendly or not. It's just great!
1 week ago on The Doctor and the Master: Enemies Or Friends?
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @Edoe Thank you, my dear friend! *bows*
1 week ago on Rank the Revival: 2010 Part 3