Little blue man with three heads.
Nice to see you back, K-Ci! My choices are similar, though The Happiness Patrol is a must...
Remembrance of the Daleks
The Happiness Patrol
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
2 days, 18 hours ago on The Seventh Doctor: Five Favourites
Well, it seems to have happened in every trailer and teaser so far... Surely he can't be that clumsy?! :D
2 days, 18 hours ago on Series 8: 3 Days Teaser
Whoops! The Doctor forgot to change the default TARDIS font of Times New Roman... Now that's just tasteless!
2 days, 19 hours ago on Series 8: 3 Days Teaser
Aha! I'm glad the polls are back. Now, this is a tie between The Caretaker and Robots of Sherwood. Caretaker because of Gareth Roberts, and Robots because from filming pics, it looks gorgeous!
4 days, 14 hours ago on Poll: Your Most Anticipated Series 8 Story (Eps 1-6)
Wow! I really love how Steven Moffat
has been given co-writer credit on some of these. It's a long overdue
rule-change, which does justice to the tireless work the showrunner
puts in on not only their scripts – but most of the others, too!
4 days, 20 hours ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed
So had the Eighth Doctor never met Cass, Chris Eccleston would've had to be in The Day of the Doctor? ;) Ooh, now there's a difficult choice... :s
6 days, 18 hours ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – The Doctor Trilogy
Not exactly... However, there was a cracking feature a few months ago called "Bad Wolf or Just Plain Bad?" which justified Rose's character throughout her time on the show. Rose fans loved it! That said, if you have a fresh perspective to bring to the table, it's definitely worth writing.
6 days, 20 hours ago on Write for Doctor Who TV
You did! It was me! Hehe.
With that in mind, I think the ad sounds strangely creepy - and the nature of the lines taken from the episode makes me doubt that the whole 'borrowed faces' idea will be quite as light-going as Capaldi recently suggested...
1 week, 2 days ago on Series 8 “Faces” Deep Breath BBC Radio Trailer
That sounds like quite a terrifying set-up for Deep Breath... Maybe the Caecilius dilemma will be a bigger part of Series 8 than we thought...
Blimey! I'd like to try having to get up at 4am for new Doctor Who... Sounds like quite an odd experience!
1 week, 2 days ago on Deep Breath Time Confirmed
Ah, yes, that's a good 'un! (Though it doesn't apply to many openers...) It's amazing how small bizarre moments in a Doctor's first episode can define them for the rest of their era. Sounds, er... tasty!
1 week, 2 days ago on Deep Breath: A Recipe for Success
Thank you Gustaff! I'm sure Deep Breath will have plenty new to add to the mix.
Super feature, Mark and Tayla! It's shocking to read that fans in Ireland are so starved of all-round Who-ishness, despite the area having various roles in the show's history. I'm off to a wedding in Northern Ireland on the day of Deep Breath - my first time there - so your words don't bode well for my chances of sneaking off in the evening to see the episode!
1 week, 5 days ago on Doctor Who – A Global Phenomenon: Part 8: The Emerald Isle
As a fan of the "whingey" Tenth Doctor - the one who just didn't want his current persona to die - I take pride in playfully yelling:
MOFFAT!!! *shakes fist*
2 weeks, 4 days ago on When Doctor Who Addresses Its Past
Wait... Really?! As I recall, before the Christmas special, the same question was on everyone's lips: "Who blew up the TARDIS?"
Yes, it was always implied that it was the Silence - that's what everyone guessed. But it was never obvious. Not until it was confirmed in The Time of the Doctor.
Eleven: You didn’t always take me where I wanted to go.
Idris: No, but I always took you where you needed to go.
I love this quote! It brilliantly addresses how bizarrely lucky the Doctor is in finding a dastardly plot to solve wherever he goes. I always recall the line when watching the classics! Many thanks to Neil Gaiman for that one - Doctor Who now makes a lot more sense!
In conclusion, John Frobisher is Caecilius's cousin...
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Capaldi’s Familiar Face Addressed in a Low-key Way
It looks GORGEOUS! And it looks like today's news was definitely right - he gets through a LOT of costumes! :D
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Deep Breath Pics
I like this new direction Doctor Who's taking. From the man who regrets, to the man who forgets, to the fashionista!
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Moffat on Capaldi’s “Grey-haired stick-insect” Look
"Fans will discover the identity of the guest presenter for the UK shows in early 2015."
Strax! That would be fabulous.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Symphonic Spectacular UK Tour in 2015
I've been listening to Peter's embarassed laugh on a loop for far too many minutes now! We need Series 8... and pronto!
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
Wowee! I like to see this as a statement of quality - the BBC are obviously confident that a cinema screening is worthwhile. Deep Breath must be amazing!
4 weeks ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally
Maybe so, but that's by no means a bad thing. It thrives on the writing talents behind-the-scenes, and the stellar acting of its lead characters. Doctor Who is what it is - no amount of "big budget blockbuster" treatment is going to improve it. And so with the Deep Breath screenings, we get the best of both worlds: proper Doctor Who -- and at the cinema too!
Ooh, I wouldn't mind a bit of folly when it comes to a Doctor-Monster face-off this year. Well, only in small doses, mind. Of course Series 8, being the very very dark descent into pitch-black darkness we expect it to be, does deserve an overall sterner tone. That said, Doctor Who has never been quite complete without its sense of humour.
Even the baddest of bad baddies had their lighter moments - just look at the Master's affinity for the Clangers and Telletubbies, the Weeping Angels' attitude towards comfy chairs, or Satan's... umm.
The point is, Serious Monsters shouldn't really be just that - Series 8 can tell a powerfully poignant tale and still make room for clowning around. At the very least, I have faith in Gareth Roberts's episode to deliver just that.
Here's to fun!
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Five Expectations for Series 8
Ah, the wonderful tale of the cobbled-together set with bits of the BBC's dusty old props department... ;D
1 month ago on How does the TARDIS reflect the Doctor?
Yes! Words cannot express my delight upon first seeing the TV Movie and discovering that the Seventh Doctor lived out his final days in something bizarrely homely. The backdrop really does suit him - a studious and sometimes withdrawn Doctor, a man beyond his years who had, effectively, retired from his traditional adventures.
Yeah, they were much more formidable. The design was robust, which although unusual for Cybermen, made them much more of a force to be reckoned with, which was brilliant!
1 month ago on Cybermen Invade London (Again!)
Ooh! So it's becoming increasingly likely the Cybermen aren't just a cameo. This is very exciting!
There's a really great idea, similar to your thinking, which I saw on Twitter recently. Going by Clara's mother's gravestone in The Rings of Akhaten, she died at the time that Rose was set. Did she die in the Auton invasion? Could be a great set-up for a proper 10th anniversary celebration.
1 month ago on Will There Be a 10th Anniversary Special for the Revival?
As I recall, David Bradley was 20 years too old to play William Hartnell! Where there's a brilliant acting opportunity, there's a way...
Obviously not Steven Moffat, based on last year's meeting with Chris...!
Yes! And get Ian Hanmore to play Christopher Eccleston. I've said it before, and I'll say it again... It'd be uncanny! :D
Brilliant piece George - your enthusiasm is infectious! Your love of the 2005 theme, in particular, hits home with me. I love how bombastic yet delicately crafted it is, moreso than many others. The Doctor Who theme rocks, and you're very right in saying the show wouldn't be the same without it!
1 month ago on The Importance of Doctor Who’s Theme Tunes
Also, I hope his sinister cackle is less annoying than Simm's! ;)
1 month, 1 week ago on McGann: Charles Dance Would Be a Great Master
Heh, imagine if it turns out that the next Master, whenever he comes around, isn't played by Charles Dance. It's unthinkable! Charles would be a natural in the role - the future of the Master without him in the equation almost doesn't bear thinking about! :D
Sylvester McCoy said the next Master is great.
Paul McGann said Charles Dance is great.
CHARLES DANCE FOR MASTER: CONFIRMED
They seem to have selected a picture which looks strangely similar to Shan Shen from Turn Left! Just, er, without the spaceships... :D
1 month, 1 week ago on An Audience with Capaldi & Coleman, Seoul World Tour Updates
*Perfuctory Livefyre complaint*
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Why does the Doctor LOOK human?
I think Vincent meant that although it is conceivable they looked like humans and one point, they've had billions of years more than us to evolve into something much more efficient.
This is fascinating! Would it mean that, to the Vinvocci, he appeared green and spiky, and to the Ood he appeared all... frondy? Or is the idea exclusive to humans? Because I feel that would make more sense, seeing as aliens don't tend to mention it!
Some of the theories I see on here are simply fantastic - and I love how you've tried to integrate yours into your own plotline. Would we see the Doctor any differently (not physically!) if it was revealed to be true? Or would we still consider him the heroic humanoid that we've grown used to? It's hard to say, but I love the concept, Vincent! This one will have me thinking for weeks...
Spearhead From Space
Terror of the Autons
The Claws of Axos
The Three Doctors
Carnival of Monsters
Frontier in Space
The Green Death
The Time Warrior
Invasion of the Dinosaurs
It would be a crime to ask me to narrow it down any further. A fitting tribute to, in my mind, the very best 20th century Doctor. Nice one, K-Ci!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The 3rd Doctor: Five Favourites
I'll never get over the idea that Vincent Price would make a plausible American Jon Pertwee. It's completely ridiculous, if a tiny bit amazing.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
I hope they remove the most spoilerific bits for the screening, just like they did with Rose's moment in Partners in Crime! Doctor Who works better with a nationwide audience for its premiere.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Series 8: Watch Deep Breath First
He seems to have dropped off the radar -- again!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Series 8: The Final Writer?
Oh my god! Frank Cottrell Boyce! My favourite writer as a child! Millions, Framed, Cosmic... All terrific books!! I cannot contain my excitement!!! WOOHOO! :D :D
I really love this idea, Graeme!
I feel The Day of the Doctor would have benefitted from a 5-day serial format. It adds a sense of scale, and satisfies viewers (I know, I would have thought it impossible) with the knowledge they have had more Who than they expected in the build-up.
I'm thinking about the success of Futurama's movie-style adventures spread across four episodes each - they felt like epics. Or how about Corrie's Tram Crash week? Each day focussed on a linear telling of the events, with each episode being quite distinctive, giving a lovely substantial feeling to the whole tale.
In fact, I might go as far as to say this format is what Doctor Who needs! Large-scale, epic tales are the show's forte.
Oh, except if it was going to be any good, it would probably break the bank.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Is the Current Format a Serial Killer?
Gasp! Does this mean there'll be no *sniff* advance trailer screening? That will make a lot of non-convention-going folks very happy! ^_^
1 month, 3 weeks ago on No Doctor Who Panel At San Diego Comic-Con 2014
You'd be pleasantly surprised! :) Just ask Scribey, I'm sure he'll vouch for me.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Moffat Teases Massive Series 9 Cliffhanger
Yes, what I was alluding to was that the Doctor's life had all been the dream of Cushing's Dr Who, hence 'grandfather' and the trial run, although it seems to have been received by some fans with a surprising level of immaturity... o.O -- I'm glad it reached someone, though! ;D