@sontaran17 @Gustaff All good. Thanks
16 hours, 48 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@sontaran17 @Gustaff Thankfully I had Agents, Forever, Castle and Scorpion to fall back on.
For me though it was so bad, it's meh. It's not worse than most other sitcoms out there I suppose, but I wouldn't go out of my way to watch it again. It's good, but more in the view that if I happen to need to watch something while I'm eating or there's nothing on TV except Selfie, then I'd watch it.
Beautiful look-back article on the Ponds BTW. I was out so I only read it once the buzz died down.
19 hours, 20 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I actually read this one. Loved the bit where the Doctor acknowledges that for unknown reasons, his current incarnation abhors soldiers. Makes the whole anti-soldier thing people are going on about nicely link up with the television series.
Personally though, I see it as a character flaw that will get straightened out the further we travel with the 12th Doctor.
Score for the book is same as yours, but I will add that Big Finish already did the whole 'Doctor inmate' thing in the 2010 story Doing Time. Though the Blood Cell is notably more entertaining.
21 hours ago on The Blood Cell Review
Sad to report that Karen Gillan's new show 'Selfie' is bad. Despite being a 'sitcom', it feels more like a drama, but every scene feels like the people writing the show have no idea what they want. The protagonist is extremely stereotyped. There are like three jokes funny enough to force a laugh, but the constant pop culture references and social media jokes just killed it for me. At least when Psych did it, it was funny.
I can't see Karen's new show going beyond one season.
23 hours, 47 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I listened to Project: Twilight this morning when I wrote this piece. My eyes actually puffed up when I heard Evelyn and the Doctor's first scene.
1 day, 18 hours ago on A Whology: Maggie Stables
It's just a bit inconsistent considering they have portrayed him as hyper observant before (Deep Breath). If he's not as good as 11, then have him find the villain some other way and make it part of his persona.
3 days, 17 hours ago on The Caretaker Review
What can I say, jack is leading man material...literally.
I find it so unrealistic that the man who could spot the villain just from which was the person was going fails to see a 90% resemblance. Major issue.
No. Jack is not Rose's companion. He is in a class of his own.
It reminds me of a parent telling their child just don't date a [insert stereotype]. Guess who she comes home with?
If we're ranking the companions' companions, its still:
1) Rory "Chuck Norris" Williams
2) Danny "Soldier Boy" Pink
3) Mickey "The Idiot" Smith
3 days, 18 hours ago on The Caretaker Review
I was in Danny's side until he mocked the Doctor just to spite him. Great conflict resolution Danny. Way to take the high road. I'm back to the Doctor's side after you proved that you're just as childish and immature as him. Difference: He fought a war for 900 years plus another 800 years. How long did you fight?
As for Clara, twice in as many weeks I have no issues with her. More real than before. Although I am wondering how Danny still goes out with her after she showed that foreknowledge of his identity. Obviously my brain works differently than Dany's, but if that happened to me, I'd be more than a little 1) freaked out, 2) suspicious and 3) insistent on an explanation before making out with her back at my place. But that's just me. 7.7/10 for me
@Mythel452 Secret 3 has already been solved. We are trying to nail one and two.
4 days, 20 hours ago on The Caretaker – 12 Hints & Teasers
@AlessandroArsuffi @Cyberplayer1337 @DWTV @Clara Laurinda @Gustaff Krillitane Oil..yum!
4 days, 21 hours ago on The Caretaker – 12 Hints & Teasers
Given all the robot episodes we've been having, how come nobody has thought to play 'Rage against the machines' during one of the episodes?
4 days, 22 hours ago on The Caretaker – 12 Hints & Teasers
And the answer to Secret 2 is: "Gustaff won't be able to crack me"
Seriously though, I've done all I can think of. One and two elude me like the day eludes the night. I'll leave the rest up to you guys.
4 days, 23 hours ago on The Caretaker – 12 Hints & Teasers
@ Notsosmartguy The new Caretaker. @Gustaff I'm trying to crack secret 1, but it's proving to be really tough. I believe it might be baconian as well, but it's not yielding anything but nonense.
@ Notsosmartguy The new Caretaker. @Gustaff It does. It's of porkugeuse origin.
@The Lazy Caretaker Cat @Gustaff Nope. Don't read the Radio Times. Wouldn't even know where to read it. No interest either way.
@The Lazy Caretaker Cat @Gustaff I just want to know what the Nethersphere is.
Secret #3: Nethersphere! (Baconian Cipher)
@EternalDoctor @Gustaff @TARDlSkey I know what you mean. I'm not fond of Numb3ers or TBBT, but Scorpion
does have an origin story which creates a lot of tension between the two
leads which just drew my attention and kept it there.
I know what you mean about how much stuff is on these last few months. I have: Agents of SHIELD, Doctor Who, Castle, Scorpion, Forever, Elementary, Constantine (iffy about this one), The Flash, Arrow, Legend of Korra, Gotham, A Certain Magical Index, Fairy Tail and Atlantis.
What you looking forward to?
Also, any idea when Atlantis starts up again? It's only a 6.7/10 overall, but I hate having to catch up.
5 days, 3 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/
@Calebxy Five. Multiple incarnations describe Five as the nicest to the point of actually being annoying. I know Six, Seven and even Eight found him irritatingly nice.
I agree, not about the irritatingly nice bit, but he is the nicest of the Doctors in my opinion.
5 days, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@EternalDoctor @Gustaff @TARDlSkey It was a triple threat with Gotham, Forever and Scorpion. I'm working on a first impressions for it was well.
Think Numb3rs meets The Big Bang Theory and then watch the space. Will be up shortly.
Staking the three, it goes:
Curious, any idea when it airs in your region?
5 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/
@TARDlSkey @Gustaff It was encredible. Did a first impressions (without spoiling things) here: http: //enigmaticblogs.blogspot.com/2014/09/first-impressions-gotham.html
You are in for one hell of a ride!
5 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/
@ Notsosmartguy The new Caretaker. @Gustaff @supermoff is your new lodger- I mean, caretaker. I know what you mean buddy. Those were the old ol days. Now most of my childhood has been ruined by these sh***y new versions.
5 days, 22 hours ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Synopsis
@ Notsosmartguy The new Caretaker. @supermoff is your new lodger- I mean, caretaker. Let's rev it up!
@supermoff is your new lodger- I mean, caretaker. Woah! Never expected to read a 5Ds reference on here.
I am so looking forward to this one. Let's have consequences please! I want to see 12 at his most deadliest. Do not disappoint us Doctor Who!
Actually, when they round to getting the license, I need Big Finish to do the otter story. 4 parter. First episode the break up, in the second episode the Doctor discovers a conglomeration of otters whose teeth can soothe heartache. He stays with them for a month and learns their mystical otter ways.
In episode three we introduce the villain, Jim the Fish returns to enact revenge on the Doctor for ruining his dam. Episode four features his defeat and the make up of River and the Doctor.
6 days, 15 hours ago on The Caretaker Clip & Video Introduction
@LordMalkovich Sinister puddle. Forget aliens! Any idea what terror we're facing if some dumb kid slips on that bugger?
So that's what you do when you have a fight with the sexiest person in the multiverse: Live with otters for a month.
Must be good for the soul. Very cleansing.
@supermoff is your new lodger- I mean, caretaker. @Gustaff @RUAZ I might become as famous as the guy who added Dalek to the dictionary. What was his name again?
...guess he wasn't that famous after all.
6 days, 16 hours ago on Capaldi on Graham Norton This Friday
@RUAZ I love how that's now like an unwritten thing: Pulling an Eccelston.
DOCTOR WHO TERMS:
Pulling an Eccelston: (v) an act by which an actor decides to prematurely leave the titular role of Doctor Who and disappoint millions of admirers. Destined to catch hate for the decision. e.g "Capaldi is totally pulling an Eccelston at the end of Series 8"
@Clara Laurinda @Gustaff @Mark McCullough Yup, it may spread to others, but it's just a really fancy term for speculation.
6 days, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@Clara Laurinda @Mark McCullough It's true only in his mind. For the rest of us, the 11th Doctor died of old age.
Though my headcanon says he died because of the new regeneration cycle being given to him. A time lord's body can only store 13 packets, so when he got a new set, he had to regenerate to make the transition.
6 days, 20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
The thing with the same set being used over and over again, I
agree. It's used again with the vent shafts, but also humorously
lamp-shaded by the production team. They used it so many times, but
nearly all the vents have 'No entry under any circumstances' written
above it. They were aware of it...even joking to the audience about it.
Great read guys
1 week ago on 2nd Opinion: Time Heist
@RUAZ Oh I know. We are shown flamethrowers and all sorts of security systems that never seem to turn up again.
I'm aware it's speculation. I added the bit about comments being needed. Touche on the Saibra bit. Didn't pick that up. Kudos!
1 week, 1 day ago on Time Heist Review
Guys! Can we just agree on one thing: The Adventures of Psi and Saibre!
Spin-off! Think Hustle - IN SPACE!
@TheDreamer I think the big flaw of this episode (which isn't for me) is that people still don't understand the 'why break into a bank when it's already broken into' part. The Doctor needed to complete the paradox from his end.
Plus the bit with the storm was obviously a Back to the Future reference!
@supermoff is your new lodger- I mean, caretaker. The Doctor being the Architect I knew from his first scene. Hood and changed voice! Even if he switched to a weird American accent, it was obvious. Karabraxos being the same person I didn't see coming. Although I probably should've considering her gender I believe is made reference to before her reveal.
@RUAZ @Battlion The Doctor guilted Karabraxos into phoning him and he could only do that by completing the loop. This isn't a case of a past Doctor falling into a future Doctor's schemes, but a past Doctor leaving clues for his future self.
As for detecting him the first time, either the Teller was in hibernation or he did detect the Doctor, but there wasn't enough time to react. Though if that were the case, I think we wouldve had a comment about an 'intruder'.
As for why the Teller didn't detect Psi and Saibre, the fact that the guards leading it need to wear full body suits imply that the suits are resistant to the Teller's powers. Again, a comment would've made it much clearer.
Did anyone watch Gotham and Scorpion last night? it was both of their premieres and I want opinions? I'm sitting down for them tonight!
1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/
@stargazer0118 @Gustaff Yes, but it's more of a year inside, minute outside type of thing. He can get her back anytime, so he might as well have her rest in the TARDIS and bring her back to a minute after she left.
1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I'm listening to Helicon Prime right now. Fantastic Jamie/Two story.
great article Connor! Now back to Helicon!!!
1 week, 2 days ago on Celebrating “The Highlander” and “The Bad Wolf”
I'm not very excited about The Caretaker. The whole Clara coping with two lives doesn't make much sense. How can you be exhausted when you have a time machine?
Here's a thought: Sleep on the TARDIS after an adventure and then return to your old life so you don't get tired. It's not that difficult and nothing to whine over either. Bonus points because the solution to the balancing two lives is so easy. Normally when this comes up in fiction, it's a problem because there isn't enough time for both, but with a time machine, you do have more than enough!
I think it's a useless side-plot to humanize Clara, but because she never struggles at anything, the writers have to invent a pathetic reason to have her struggle. Like Amy and Rory's divorce. Serves no plot purpose.
Speaking of which, they never seem to have that problem in Series 7. Want to know why: Because they sleep on the TARDIS. They are clever! They balanced their lives fine and decided to just pick one, not because they had to, but because they grew up and realized that the reason they started doing it isn't the same as the reason they are still doing it.
@Chris502 Yes. That is one thing that I felt was not handled well. I understand though. There was so much to get through, but maybe if they had two more scenes to emphasize how bad they have it.
Though I felt more for Psi than Siabra!
Maybe the 12th Doctor displays as the 4th Doctor or the 11th.
1 week, 4 days ago on Time Heist – 12 Hints & Teasers
Fine. You bested me this time DWTV, but you should be fearful. For
once I venture into the urban jungle and fine-tune my decoder skills,
opting to master the most devastating, ultimate DWTV butt kicking attack in all of cryptogram science...
will charge this site with the strength of a 1000 Whovians. I will spit
logic and breathe fire. Lightning will shoot from my a** and...
1 week, 5 days ago on Time Heist – 12 Hints & Teasers
I easily enjoy them. See most of my main range reviews for proof. I just choose to see the good and the bad in them instead of just ignoring the latter.
1 week, 6 days ago on Doctor Who: Philip Hinchcliffe Presents – Review