Story 182: Army of Ghosts
@yoshfiction @ClassicWhovian Hope it's a great one!
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
A really easy quiz - I'll be amazed if anyone doesn't get 9/9!
I'm off now, bye :-)
@yoshfiction @ClassicWhovian Thanks, hope you have a nice time too!
I think that'd raise a few eyebrows, but at least I'd have someone to talk to about Who!
@Bollyknickers @ClassicWhovian Well, if you go before I get back, have a great time!
Oh, I should change that - I'll miss everyone but you ;P
Paris tomorrow for a rubbish school music trip, then the day I get back, I get a few hours sleep, then head off to Scotland. Personally, I'd rather stay at home...!
Because I'm liable to forget to mention this, I thought I should point out that I'm off on holiday tomorrow, so will return to commenting afterwards.
I'll miss you guys!
@TheBiPunishment Picked the best thing in the episode ;)
Skulduggery Pleasant Re-Read
Skulduggery Pleasant: Dark Days - Loads of brilliance, of course, the start of the second trilogy may be a little too focused on the bigger picture of the series, and it does feel like some of the villains need a little more fleshing out. Fortunately, Landy has always been brilliant at characterising people in a line or two. The story is really split into two halves, and both are strong. However, the main plot reaches what promises to be a shattering and dangerous finale, but takes an escape route to have very little consequence. This is partly made up for with a different ending that perhaps doesn't feel as devastating as it is, because the story has already played its endgame, so has lost some momentum. However, the final reveal...well, I remember the first time I read that...wow! As ever, I've only really focused on the flaws of what is a really well written, generally well plotted, fantastic book! 10/10
4th. Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing With Fire - 10/10
3rd. Skulduggery Pleasant - 10/10
2nd. Skulduggery Pleasant: Dark Days - 10/10
1st. Skulduggery Pleasant: The Faceless Ones - 10/10
1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/
Jemma Redgrave on a UNIT spin-off - warning, contains one small spoiler that, if you have read the 'What we Know' article, you will be aware of:
1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I'd like it to either be made a real big deal of, or just to be something small, or something smaller scale like a few companions turning up throughout the series....
1 week, 4 days ago on Will There Be a 10th Anniversary Special for the Revival?
The Jack character just needs the chance to kick the metaphorical door down, and he'd be back as a regular in the Whoniverse! Had he have been in S6 as planned, we could even have had another series of Torchwood by now!
1 week, 4 days ago on Barrowman on Jack’s Future, Capaldi Critics
I know we all love a good vote - here's one with the Radio Times! Go Doctor Who people!
@TARDlSkey @ClassicWhovian X'D
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Okay, it's about time someone had the guts to ask this here, because...well, quite frankly, it needs asking. I...we...need to know. I mean, people don't have to answer if they're not up to it, but I think we're all strong enough here, so...deep breath...:
Curly chips vs normal chips?
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/
Oh. I thought Livefyre was broken, but it really is that dead here...hmm....
I should probably try and start a discussion.
@The Genie "Because of me, you and Lady nearly left" - you b*stard!
"Do you still feel safe with me [...]?" - yes David, your reassuring manliness and dynamic heroism has always protected me ;P
@Esterath The Five Doctors - it just feels like a really special opening that gives poignancy and meaning to a fun anniversary bash. Though I can understand if people thing I'm talking rubbish!
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@Runcible A lot of it is very good, though I'd could (I think) have been even better with quotes from 4 that are similar to ones from 12! Still great though!
Right, time to post a witty, hopefully amusing, seemingly effortless yet well thought-through response to that comment, seeped in originallity, and, hopefully, dare I say...a little bit of magic?
@The Genie 'Breaking Bad' XD
@stargazer0118 Season 5 (the Troughton one) - the whole thing, missing episodes and all! No? Not allowed? The Key to Time would be a good idea then!
@The Genie I'm a hero. Obviously.
@NovaDoctor I've always wanted a return for the Eternals....
@Ladydetemps @ClassicWhovian Yep, you'll be fine here then ;)
@The Genie It begins...
Thanks, it's great :D
@Ladydetemps Welcome! Hope you have a great time here, and manage to retain at least some vague echo of your sanity.
Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing With Fire - The 'Monster Movie' of the series, this book feels like the one where Landy knew he'd have a nine book series, so there is more focus on the future, and the story feels less self-contained than the first one. A lot of this works well, but with many new characters and villains, some perhaps don't get quite as much attention as they deserve. It's a minor niggle, the other minor niggle being the ending - it's brief, and it's not hugely memorable. However, the whole thing is as thrilling and funny as ever - 10/10
Skulduggery Pleasant: The Faceless Ones - Oh, it all kicks off here! As ever, it's almost entirely perfect. The qualms this time? Perhaps we could have done with more time with the main threat on the loose? But I'm not even certain of that - the book works really well, and has loads of twists and turns that don't feel contrived - rather they are fresh, surprising and, like the best ones, in retrospect they are obvious. The characters are well painted and the established ones shine and gain new depth. There's a moment where it feels like the villains are poorly drawn, and while a little more colour for some of them would have been nice, the problem becomes one of the books finest twists when the true mastermind is revealed. The cliffhanger is great and the death a brilliantly casual gut punch. 10/10
2nd. Skulduggery Pleasant - 10/10
3rd. Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing With Fire - 10/10
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/
@TARDlSkey I trust Moffat - his characterisation of 11 was pitch perfect, so whatever he decides to make 12 will be the right move for the show!
@TheBiPunishment Fear Her scores 1/10 from me. 'Nuff said!
@TardisBoy He certainly should be!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@stargazer0118 You never know, Capaldi could be the making of them - unlikely, but possible! To be fair, they seem to do well with general audiences, so...fair enough!
@doctorwhotvuk @The Watchful Guardian @TardisBoy I'll bet he wouldn't have minded matching in house prices - I'm sure he loved the job! In fact, why not hire him to work in house - he' good enough!
@RoastNewt @ClassicWhovian I so want Fury - while the Troughton I want the most is Power, that's only because it is his first - I feel like Fury is probably the best missing episode!
@TardisBoy No, The Watchful Guardian is right, I thought the S7 work was great (some really stick out in the mind, like AOTD) - no reason to take the job from him!
@The Genie Closing Time next...he he he :D
@RoastNewt @ClassicWhovian Oh, as would I. Especially, for Ben and Polly, The Faceless Ones - I know little about it, and it's by Hulke, so I'm sure is complex, clever and brilliant!
@TardisBoy Looked alright, I think I'd probably enjoy it!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/
@Esterath Not necessarily in reference to the colour bit - I'm sure that can change around throughout the series!
I don't feel like I need to see 12 do his bit - unless there is a twist to it, for me, it won't add anything.
Lego Doctor Who 50th, I enjoyed it!
@TardisBoy I think that's a tad unfair, especially if we look how well 'in house' BBC has done this series!
@RoastNewt @ClassicWhovian Your list is more balanced! All I really want is Troughton!!!
Any excuse to do a missing episode ranking! This is a list of episodes that do not have enough left to receive an individual DVD release, excluding the (hopefully) upcoming Underwater Meanace:
19th. Galaxy 4
18th. The Smugglers
17th. The Savages
16th. The Myth Makers
15th. The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve
14th. The Daleks' Master Plan
13th. The Celestial Toymaker
12th. The Crusade
11th. Marco Polo
10th. Mission to the Unknown
9th. The Space Pirates
8th. The Macra Terror
7th. The Highlanders
6th. The Wheel in Space
5th. The Faceless Ones
4th. The Abominable Snowmen
3rd. The Evil of the Daleks
2nd. Fury from the Deep
1st. The Power of the Daleks
Though, obviously, anything would be, well, Christmas!
@RoastNewt @TardisBoy Excellent, another excuse to do a 'missing episode' ranking! :D
I really hope this is true. As in - my favourite thing to happen - the best thing that can happen - is missing episodes found :D :D :D
@The Finn @ClassicWhovian It is an amazing image! I'd be happy for that to be the episode poster, if it were not Episode 1 of Series 8!
Best variation on a theme:
I love all the 'I am the Doctor' variations, and I think the 'All the Strange, Strange Creatures' variations are great. The 'This is Gallifrey: Our Childhood, Our Home' variations are rarer, giving them greater impact. But, for me, there can only be one winner - that little moment, at the end of Logopolis, in the track 'It's the End', we get the most beautiful variation on the Doctor Who theme, that just fits the moment perfectly, and sends shivers down my spine. Not a lot of Doctor Who can do that, but in that moment, everything comes together - the right amount of silence, the right amount of music, along with all the amazing acting and everything else, to make one of the greatest moments in not only Doctor Who history, but (if you ask me) also in television history. Sublime.
- the wording of that makes it sound like the Cybermen don't create these ear pod things, but because we create them, Cybermen turn up. What? Like:
(Read in a Cyberman voice if you want to. If not, do anyway.)
Cyberman 1: He-llo, Doug. How - are - you - today?
Cyberman 2 (Doug): I - am - well - thank - you.
Cyberman 3: (Bursting in) Hey - guys - looks - like - hum-anity - have - coooopied - our - ear - pod - desiiiign
Cyberman 1: Did - we - not - traaaademark - our - design?
Cyberman 3: Yeeeeees.
Cyberman 1 & Doug: Wha-aat?
Doug: They are in breach of galactic cooopywrite laws!
Cyberman 1: We - had - best - go - to - waaaar - and - invaaaaade - the - Eeeeearth - then - laaaaaads.
Doug and Cyberman 3: Riiiiight - oooooooooo.
@The Genie Love the casting of this, brilliant!