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I'll probably get a little bit of hate for saying so, but for me, the first half of the first series was pretty poor. Had I not been a fan in the 80s, and therefore knowing the potential, I might have given up on the show. I'm glad I hadn't. I love the show. I just wasn't impressed with the first half of the first series.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2005 Part 1
Weird... I just don't see what everyone else seems to see in her.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Are you happy with Clara staying on? Poll Results
Difficult one. I enjoyed both very much. They're probably both my favourite episodes. So I'm going to abstain, and not vote at all on this one.
2 months ago on Festive Face-Off: Last Christmas vs A Christmas Carol
Well, not as large of a gap in the results as I wanted to see, but 53% will have to be good enough.
2 months, 1 week ago on Female Doctor Poll Results & A Case For
I agree with every point. Especially the overuse of "exterminate." Also their overuse in general. It seems that they can't make a DW series these days without the Daleks being in at least one episode.
I'd also suggest making more creatures like the dalek cyborgs (I forgot their name, they look and act human until activated). They're the best thing to come out of the Dalek world in years. And have been probably underused. Although better to underused them rather than overusing them.
2 months, 1 week ago on 51 Years Later: 5 Ways to Make the Daleks Menacing Again
@TheIdleIdol Thank you, you said it for me.
2 months, 1 week ago on The Christmas Conundrum
Difficult decision. I enjoyed neither episode, particularly.
2 months, 1 week ago on Festive Face-Off: Voyage of the Damned vs The Next Doctor
I'd definitely be up for it. I love both characters.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on “Jack & River Returns Would Have to be Seismic” – Moffat
@awkward91 @MikeUK2011 That means nothing. Having a new regeneration cycle only matters to one point I raised, about his previous regeneration all being male. We also know he's male, in Listen, he was a young boy, before becoming a Time Lord, and being able to regenerate. I'm all for strong female characters, I just see no reason for changing the Doctor into one. It's unnecessary and it'll be too much for me, personally. It would become a parody.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Poll: A Female Doctor
@Browncoat of arms @MikeUK2011 I'm not sure, but it was said in the last episode, by Clara when she was pretending to be the Doctor to the Cybermen, and everything else she said, that we knew were true, she was accurate on, so I assume she's right on this too. Queen Elizabeth would be one. Susan's grandmother. River. And someone else, I forget who,
I'm against it. It's unnecessary for one, and the Doctor is a male. He has four ex-wives, all deceased. Has children and grandchildren, who refer to him as "grandfather". He usually travels with female companions. Has lived for over 2000 years and has never, to our knowledge, switched genders. So why start now? To simply be politically correct? I'm sorry, I don't want to see my favourite show ruined, simply to be "politically correct."
Glad I'm not the only one tired of Clara. Sorry, she's nice and all, but absolutely no attitude. After being spoiled by having great, strong characters like Donna, Amy and even Rose, Clara's just too 'nice', not a challenge to the Doctor.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Clara, or a New Companion? The Results
@ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. Then you'll get your wish. A show ruined, and a show finished. Most of us, myself included, wouldn't tolerate a female Doctor. I'll always love the show, but probably wouldn't be watching it from there on.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat: Gender is Fluid on Gallifrey
@pats86 And I hate to say it, but I will be one of those fans. I'll always be a fan of the show, but a female Doctor, will not be a series for me. It'll destroy the character. There's no reason for this, other than to be politically correct. I liked the Mistress, I can't see me liking a female Doctor though. Sorry.
@DanChance Clearly, your god can only speak to these people if they're sent to a chaplain. So has his limitations, even for an omnipotent, omnipresent deity.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Obama Orders Military Not To Handout Bibles, Rear Admiral Responds
A person is feeling suicidal, and the Christian belief that he is absolute pond scum, and his non-existent ancestors committed a disgusting act that he himself is considered guilty of, and needs saving from, and this is going to change is suicidal thoughts into cheery ones?... Only in religion.
3 months ago on Rumour: Christmas Won’t Be Jenna Coleman’s Last
@Polyphase I was going to say, even seeing the Doctor's face would jog her memories, but she's never seen peter's face, so she could, technically, meet him and not have her memories return, providing no one reminds her, or should doesn't see the Tardis or something.
3 months ago on Tate: Donna Return Unlikely
Colin Baker's my first Doctor, the first Doctor that I have memories of. My parents were fans of the show before I was born. I saw all the reruns of the classics, in the 90s.
But Tennant finally got me hooked on the show. in 2005/6.
3 months, 1 week ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?
Didn't work then. I LOVE the new Doctor. He's a breath of fresh air. I like the fact that he's a little grumpy, and inhuman with others. He is, after all, an alien.
3 months, 1 week ago on Capaldi Didn’t Want Twelve to Be Likeable
I'm happy with that. Although I've never been fond of Clara, sorry Jenna, she's just too 'nice'. I like companions to have a bit of attitude; Amy, Donna, River.... These companions gave the Doctor a run for his money. I just don't get that with the relationship between Clara and the Doctor. So I'm hoping that she'll be leaving the show soon.
3 months, 1 week ago on Capaldi Doesn’t Plan to Regenerate “For a While”
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Moffat: Daleks Are Not A Contractual Obligation
I disagree with him on this. I'm tired of seeing the Daleks. They're not what they used to be. At least with the cybermen, they're updated often and in the last episode actually saw them flying. I think it should be at least two years between each Dalek story. Likewise with the Cybermen. Overusing them kills the character.
It would definitely be a good idea. I've been wanting another alien companion, in the show, for a while It would have to be done with a lot of care. It would have to be relatable, interesting and unique, but without being annoying, like for instance, Jar Jar Binks, in Star Wars.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Moffat Mulls Future Companion Not Being Another Earth Girl
@The One Eyestalk Maybe the BBC America store sells them?
7 months, 1 week ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray
I don't see the problem. They need to be distinguishable in some way.
7 months, 1 week ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
I've always wondered about meta-crisis doctor and Rose. It would be nice to find that Capaldi and his companion find themselves back in the universe. Or perhaps something with Matt. I can't see it being on the day or the month to mark the anniversary, as it'll be in between series. If this season ends in November, and the next one begins next summer. (March 2015 would mark DW's 10th anniversary.)
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Will There Be a 10th Anniversary Special for the Revival?
Completely agree. It's funny, I was actually listening to The Impossible Planet theme when I saw this article pop up on my Twitter feed. The Impossible Planet was used a lot on Rose's episodes, including the Doomsday episode where Rose and The Doctor part ways.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on The Importance of Doctor Who’s Theme Tunes
I think TV's changed a lot since then, and most people don't have the attention span to watch a 4 parter, or dare I say, an 8 part serial. While you might say, 'Well, true fans of the show will'. I agree. But Doctor Who needs to appeal to more than just its hardcore fan base to stay on the air, which is what I want more than anything else.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Are Longer Stories Better? Five Classics
Just pre-ordered The Crawling Terror. Looking forward to it. I haven't read a WHO novel before, if I enjoy it'll I'll look into purchasing some others too, including the other two mentioned here.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on First 12th Doctor Novels Detailed
The aliens/monsters are looking great (as far as I can tell) in series 8. Can't wait.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer
I'd like to see the return of Omega in this series, as well.
Absolutely they are! I'd like to see them square off against each Doctor, once at the most. And I'd include the Weeping Angels too.
8 months ago on Are the Big Enemies Being Overused?
Sooner than I thought. Cool. Had it pre-ordered on Amazon months ago. Just 4.5 months to go.
8 months ago on Series 8 DVD / Blu-Ray Dated
As long as the show doesn't lose its humour, something I've always loved in Doctor Who.It's the little things like the jibes between the Doctor and River. The scene in Doomsday where David's Doctor walks the wrong way out of the room that contains the sphere. Or the moment in The Impossible Astronaut, when Matt's Doctor realizes that Reagan and Canton Everett have spotted him in the Oval Office.
They're the moments I couldn't do without. But I welcome the show wearing a darker theme for a while. I loved Amy's Choice, and that was dark-ish.
8 months ago on Should Doctor Who Adopt a Darker Tone?
So no comic-con or Doctor Who confidential on this series DVD? Damn.
8 months, 1 week ago on No Doctor Who Panel At San Diego Comic-Con 2014
*Explodes* Come on series 8! Why does there have to be another eight weeks? *sigh*
8 months, 1 week ago on Moffat Teases Massive Series 9 Cliffhanger
@dazfd96 @Clara Laurinda Breaking Bad was aired in the UK, on both 5USA and FX, but didn't do so well and was dropped after a couple of seasons.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on 2014 BAFTA Television Awards: Day Triumphs!
No way, I love the theme and it's iconic. I didn't particularly like the theme of series 7 though, hopefully series 8 will better. I welcome the question though, it's always good to hear ideas and views, even ones we disagree on.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on The Theme – Time for a Change?
I enjoyed The Time Of The Doctor, not so much The Day Of The Doctor though, but you can't please everyone. I'm happy with the show in general.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on An Opinion Divided: The Time of the Doctor
I like two-parters for finales. As long as the second part, or the concluding part isn't put onto the next season's. Like The Walking Dead, for instance, where last season finished as a cliff hanger. I know it gets viewers tuning in to find out what happens on the next series, but sometimes there's a year long gap between series, and for me personally, that's too long. It's been a year now since we've had a proper Doctor Who series. Despite their being two shows in between.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Two-Part Finale for Series 8
Just a couple of more months to go! Damn it, I can't wait for series 8!
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Another New Companion for Series 8?
One of my absolute favourites. I particularly like WHO episodes with less monsters and more psychology. And this one did that very well.
1 year ago on Best of Matt Smith: Amy’s Choice
@beihai @MikeUK2011 @Puller58 @Nina1
Theism is not just the belief in a god but a theist takes on a specific position. They believe in a personal god, they believe in a specific deity who has 'revealed' himself to mankind.
You can't be an "unsure" theist. According to most doctrine, for instance you have to "accept Jesus into your heart as your lord and saviour" to be a true Christian. To me a Muslim you are required to "accept that Allah is the one true god and Muhammad is his messenger".
An agnostic can't claim that position.
Anything outside of that position is not theism, Therefore by definition it's a-theism. Since the "a" in atheism literally means "without" or "not". Since the agnostic is "not" a theist.
As for atheism, its well known that most technical atheists (those who do not believe in a god) don't call themselves atheists. About 3% do call themselves atheists, the true figure is about double that . So say it's 5%
5% of 7 billion is 350 million. That's not taking into account self-proclaimed agnostics. And an higher figure than about 99% of officially recognized religious groups that exist today.
My main point was atheism does matter. Certainly in the west, where a good 5-10% of the public are atheists. That's higher than the amount of Muslims and Jews in the west combined. And our voices matter just as much as anyone elses.
1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116150/atheist-intolerence-not-dominating-western-society
@Puller58 @Nina1 "I doubt there are all that many atheists,
Atheists and agnostics (agnosticism is a form of atheism) make up about 250 million people worldwide. That makes them in 6th place in terms of religious affiliation, worldwide (out of aprox 4,000 religions). If you include Buddhists, most of whom don't believe in a deity, that makes them 4th place.
I'd say that makes atheists very relevant.
"Religious people are being oppressed!" & "Loss of religious freedom"
They seem to be confusing a loss of an "advantage" with an act of "oppression".
They're not being driven out of public life, they're just in the process of losing a long held, undeserved privileged position.
No one's taking away anyone's 'religious freedom'. As for practising their beliefs, they can do that, too.
Same-sex marriage is not compulsory; it is very much an opt-in scenario.
They will not be forced into a gay or lesbian coupling, nor will they be forced to have an abortion
– nor, should it become law, will they be made to embrace assisted dying, even if their death is agonising and the pain impossible to relieve.
That's their religious freedom to reject all those things. Equally important is mine, and others right to embrace those examples.