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" They also need to embrace stories with a smaller scale, even to the extent of allowing an entire season to be filled primarily with stories of this type. "
Oh heck yeah. Sometimes the best stories can be told in just a few short minutes if done right. Small scale stories can still be incredible stories. And very often, they really are the best stories.
3 weeks ago on How Should Doctor Who Evolve?
I mean like... yeah, basically. Pasternoster can go away and so can River. Let's get some more regulars in there. Kate Stewart can naturally stay because she's far less... gimmicky. And far more fantastic.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Moffat on Paternoster Return, Clara’s Original Exit
@The Count @Djornad Less stories... more brilliat ones. I meant... that.
1 month, 1 week ago on Missy Back in Two-Part Series 9 Opener
@The Count @Djornad No, no, I'd agree with that. Less brilliant stories. People would remember it more, it would stand out more - it's just a better idea all around.
The idea of an entire series of 12 episodes, each rumoured to be one hour long each, is exciting enough. More DW than we've had in a long while. But the prospect that we may be getting six, two-part stories is even more exciting. A cliff hanger every fortnight! Madness. Wonderful, sheer madness.
@The Count 90 minutes + to play with blockbuster ideas? Sounds like a good idea to me!
@TheNightmareChild: Former Most Generous Voter @Djornad @Edoe Yeah I don't... remember who that was. All I know is the American acting leads, really sucked at acting. They have that kind of TV acting that's really obviously not good, but they really go for it.
It's like... guys, do some theatre and film acting, learn more about your craft - and then try again.
1 month, 1 week ago on Eve Myles Hopeful for Torchwood Series 5
@Edoe @Djornad I thoroughly enjoyed MD as well apart from all the points that you mentioned. And basically... all of the American cast bar Pullman. Because that guy can actually act. And maybe that female doctor. She's cool. Esther, Rex and that GOD DAMN red headed annoying piece of... anyway. They all sucked.
@TheCyberDoctor @Edoe @Mark McCullough The Independent - Whole Torchwood & Doctor Who cast killed in bomb blast.
So, what would the majority of people here like to see? Retconning of parts of Miracle Day that didn't work? Or them only mentioning it in passing and just never talking about it? Or, would you prefer they dealt with MD problems head on within the new story arc?
This is all... y'know, hypothetical.
@Edoe I often forget whether or not I mention Eve Myles more than once when talking about her.
@The Genie she's my favourite Welsh person. EVER. Even more than RTD.
@91 Queen of Evil Actually, it's his sixth year. So even less reason really.
1 month, 1 week ago on Say Something Nice: Internet Fandom
@supermoff @gunslinger19 I'm not particularly fond of Clara myself... I can definitely critique the dialogue she spouts, as I find much of it to be of a lower standard that I'm used to with my female characters.
I'm also just not fond of Clara as a character. She's a person who, if I met her, would irritate me greatly.
However, I have to say, that whilst Clara simply isn't my cup of tea, Jenna certainly gives her all. I wouldn't call her performances 'award worthy' but they're good.
Her characterisation? Perfectly fine I think.
As I say, my only problems with Clara are that if she were an actual person, we wouldn't get on, thus adding to my dislike of her and I think she's overstayed her welcome a bit.
In writing terms, I certainly can't see anywhere for her character to go. UNLESS, they made her a mother. Now that would be an incredibly interesting angle to drop on her. Places to go there.
Otherwise, yeah, bored of her and I'd like her gone.
@Notsosmartguy @Djornad @supermoff Quite easily I imagine, if I jam a couple hundred into marketing it on Amazon, after independently publishing it.
@supermoff @Djornad @Notsosmartguy I know! I'm nabbin' it. I'll do it this Summer when I'm bored or something. Dissertation training.
@supermoff @Notsosmartguy @Antee991166 @MetamorphmagusWho Mmmmmmm... PC gaming.
@Notsosmartguy @Djornad Just checked it out, they actually haven't! Though people seem to have a lot to say about fan fiction, no one has written, as far as I can see, about internet fan culture.
I do believe one could genuinly write an entire dissertation, or a book, on internet fan culture. I wonder if someone has?
@The Genie I suppose it's only if you absolutely adore something and believe that, with the certain set of circumstances that you are given, you couldn't have done any better with creating the film that you have created. So I think 10/10 is possible and fair, but it's, obviously and inevitably, extremely rare.
Of course, I'm coming at this as a film production student and know like... there are only so many ways to do your job in the majority of roles on a film shoot.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who and Episode Rankings
Big finish could basically do wonders with anything. So let 'em take a few shots.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Infinite Potential: Where Could Big Finish Take New Who? (Part 1)
Must agree about the skydiving towards the TARDIS sequence. Absolutely awesome sequence. Fantastically executed as well.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Why Series 8 Needed Child-Friendly Episodes & Moments
The Bechdel test is just a bit of a joke to be honest and not useful in 'measuring' sexism within a motion picture at all.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?
You know how Doctor Who makes a ton of money for the BBC and is in their top 5 highest money earners every year anyway? Yeah... expect them to be the highest earner every year from now on.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Lego Doctor Who Is Officially Happening in 2015
Two, one part stories.
One, two part story.
Times that by three.
I'd bet on that format for series 9.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Moffat Confirms His Next Two Stories for Series 9
@LaraHarris @91 Queen of Evil @Sontaran17 Guys like... come on, surely you can see where Lara is coming from?
2 months ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
@divya12 Fair point.
@LaraHarris @Djornad @TwelvesHoodie Perhaps the old 'sh*t sandwich' approach then? Good point, bad point, good point? Generally works better I think!
@TheOncomingHurricane @morn Might... be easier if you take the moral highground and... not respond like that, but in a more... positive and understanding manner?
@LaraHarris @TwelvesHoodie I think you've a point as well. A decent point. Perhaps a way to help others see your point in a clearer way would be to come across... softer? Everyone seems a little confrontational. Which, with an issue like this, I suppose is always going to happen.
@TheOncomingHurricane @Djornad Potentially expand to how transgender is represented on TV in general?
@TheOncomingHurricane You know what would well be worth a read? A longer version of this that you could put up somewhere. A dissertation sized shindig. I think you've got so much more to say on this topic.
@VictorWong1 "In TV, the producer calls the shots; with a movie, it's the director. And the director may have ideas on the story that the producer would have to try to reflect in subsequent TV productions, and said ideas might not work."
Yeah... that's not true dude.
2 months ago on Why A Doctor Who Movie Is A Good Idea
Being a film production student, I can confidently say that this is probably a good idea and - what's more, it wouldn't really be detrimental to the TV show at all, IF, said film were to be shot in one of the DW 'gap' years. 2013, where only two episodes were shot and 2009 where only a few were shot as well.
If we're talking how big the budget for a great big 'Hollywood' style production would be... well, since they do perfectly fine work on a £1 Million budget per episode, why not simple spend £13 million on it a film? This is still a relatively tiny budget in terms of 'blockbuster filmmaking' and films produced with this budget are still considered 'independent films'. See your usual slew of Oscar Bait films, most are independent films shot with £20 Million or less.
As for how big a release it should get? Just throw in a couple more million and get the film released 'blockbuster style'. 3000+ theatres in the US and as many theatres as can be had all over the rest of the world. There's enough love for the show.
It'd be big and bold - but worth it and the BBC would lose nothing. They'd spend a little extra on the show and that's all.
This'd totally work, I've no idea why they're not planning it for the next time that we have a 'gap' year.
@the Ultimate Notsosmartguy @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen Indeed... but it's like an addiction, checking them.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 9 Predictions for Doctor Who Series 9…
@the Ultimate Notsosmartguy @Edoe @Scribey I like the idea that you know what that sounds like :')
But then I get scared...
I think seven out of nine of these will be spot on for Series 9!
Although, if a certain rumour is to be believed... that may be eight of nine.
@The Watchful Guardian I actually tried to do Live+7 for the previous Series and they don't improve by much. Iplayer has shot up as a plaform massively in recent years, you see. From my findings I concluded that Series 8 was still the highest viewed series on average, but by a small margin. Something like 1.5 million difference between Series 4 and 8.
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
8.3 millon series average. Just saying guys. Just saying.
4 months ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) UK Ratings Accumulator
@ClaraOswald Actually... they ask every year. But every woman they've approached has always been too busy for Doctor Who.
4 months ago on Torchwood’s Catherine Tregenna Penning Series 9 Story
@ilyootha They start filming in January, so you're right!
4 months, 1 week ago on Moffat Can’t Confirm Jenna Coleman for Series 9
@Ottoman14 A guy from 1930 trying to make ends meet during the great depression in America. Please and thank you.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Moffat Mulls Future Companion Not Being Another Earth Girl
@The Genie I can also pour you some wine, sir. Red or white?
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
So the Series average this year will be at about 7.25 million viewership. Lowest of New Who. HOWEVER, it will be the highest viewed series of New Who when the more accurate 'Live +7' figures are fully released. You did good Series 8. You did good.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) UK Ratings Accumulator
@LGwalchmai95 I'm thinking twas a lie told to Chang by Missy.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TardisBoy is in Heaven Now that I'd love to see. I just think of her 'no nonsense' approach to helpng Liam Neeseon's character in Love Actually. Bit like Capaldi in that way.
@The Finn @ClaraOswaldIsAwesome Ye have impeccable taste, good sir. It would be incredible. Unfortunately, she's really getting on these days. Check out The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. She's wonderful in it. And just about everything else that she's in. But she couldn't play the Doctor. Which makes me very sad.
@Admin short for Administrator! @stargazer0118 Dayum straight. It's not really a review...
@The Genie @stargazer0118 @Admin short for Administrator! @LGwalchmai95 Pretty decent human being actually.
@BollingerKnickers @Scribey It's a horrible, disturbing thought. Brilliant for a scary episode.