ilyootha is back in home Universe
"Well, this is quite a welcoming committee! Any tea? No? Perhaps some cake? I love a bit of cake. Don't you, Charley?"
@Ottoman14I think his acting is a bit too... well, I believe the correct term is "hammy".
Anyway, it's not like I have a problem with it - as I said, he's a fantastic Doctor. Perhaps my all-time favourite.
2 hours, 46 minutes ago on The Seventh Doctor: Five Favourites
@supermoff That spot is held by City of Death for me, but Remembrance comes a close second!
6 hours, 23 minutes ago on The Seventh Doctor: Five Favourites
I love Seventh Doctor and his era. McCoy may not be the best actor, but his certainly is a fantastic Doctor, and it's a shame that the show got cancelled during his run, just when things really started to get better! Thankfully his story was continued in many great novels and audios.
Good choices, I especially agree about Remembrance - one of the best classic serials ever and a perfect celebration of the show's 25th anniversary ("This is BBC television. The time is a quarter past five and Saturday viewing continues with an adventure in the new science fiction series, Do-"). I think if I had to pick five favourites, I would name Remembrance of the Daleks, The Curse of Fenric, Battlefield, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy and - wait for it - Paradise Towers.
6 hours, 25 minutes ago on The Seventh Doctor: Five Favourites
@The Administrator @ilyootha is back in home UniverseYeah, we live in an imperfect and in many ways unfair world - I've accepted it long ago!
8 hours, 55 minutes ago on “Doctor Who Extra” Announced
@The AdministratorI don't deny that the BBC gets most of its money from license fee payers, that's sort of obvious. But it's not like foreign viewers don't pay for the show, "leeching" on you British viewers. We all sponsor the show, ones more or less directly then others.
I spent helluva lot of money on Doctor Who recently - BluRay boxsets, cinema tickets, comics and CDs etc. Even, in some way, buying TV-advertised goods and paying taxes. I wish I could support the show more directly but that's the best I can do out here. You, for all I know, may watch it at a friend's house without paying the fee yourself - I'm sure you're not like that, but imagine a hypothetical British fan who is. Why is he/she more deserving of that feature than I am?
9 hours, 13 minutes ago on “Doctor Who Extra” Announced
@The Administrator Only BBC Worldwide doesn't get Doctor Who from the BBC for free, does it? "BBC Worldwide profits ... go back to BBC programme-makers, to help fund more great programmes"
9 hours, 35 minutes ago on “Doctor Who Extra” Announced
@The Administrator So do others.
9 hours, 46 minutes ago on “Doctor Who Extra” Announced
@The Administrator Oh really, and others get it for free then?
9 hours, 47 minutes ago on “Doctor Who Extra” Announced
Moreover, Anthony Ainley would have been 82 today. Just think - three of the main cast of the last classic adventure have their birthdays on the same day! That's even cooler than 8x01 being the 801th episode. Happy birthday!
11 hours, 43 minutes ago on Happy Birthday, Sylvester McCoy & Sophie Aldred
@Oodkind I'm going to make a guess that 3W take dying/dead people, promising them "heaven", and give them to the Cybermen for conversion.
20 hours, 59 minutes ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
@Seaborn W DeadmanFear not - we know that Jenna is staying at least for the Christmas special!
21 hours, 2 minutes ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
@I Stole a HatstandShe may say "goodbye", but it's certainly not "farewell". There definitely have been several scenes with Peter and Jenna together for some of the post-Mummy episodes, and they're both staying at least until the Christmas special anyway.
As for Jenna speaking about Clara's relationship with the new Doctor, it comes from a BBC interview: bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/articles/Jenna-Coleman-Interview
21 hours, 14 minutes ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
@The 14th Doctor Fair enough. In this case, the Luna University springs to mind (the Seventh Doctor visited in the novel Transit - long before River Song studied there!)
1 day ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
@DrWhoGoesThere Thanks, totally forgot about that one!
1 day, 1 hour ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
@Ottoman14 I can only think of The Moonbase and The Seeds of Death. It doesn't have to be the Moon though (it certainly didn't look like it on filming photos). Lots of planets have a moon!
1 day, 2 hours ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
@TheValeyardsMimeArmy @TheOncomingSnow Except that Samuel Anderson is not listed in the cast of Kill the Moon.
1 day, 5 hours ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
@MeglosProductionsI think it's the other way round, as that "everything I stood for" bit sounds like it's the Doctor speaking.
@eddie1611It is indeed Doctor-lite, but not Doctor-free. Apparently after Mummy on the Orient Express Clara decides to leave, but reunites with the Doctor by the end of Flatline, because as Jenna hinted recently, "Even if she wanted to leave she can’t, because she’s bonded to him. He absolutely infuriates her. He annoys her. No one else can wind her up quite like it – but she just loves him. The friendship is strange and charming".
@Chris502 @ilyootha is back in home Universe There is another one on the second small picture, and that's in addition to a Victorian dress and her outfit from The Time of the Doctor
1 day, 21 hours ago on Series 8: Deep Breath New Pics
So... How many outfits Jenna wears throughout the episode, exactly?
@ahunter8056 @gameguy523"But then again, didn't Steve Thompson write 'Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS'?"
He did. And it was great :D
1 day, 21 hours ago on Poll: Your Most Anticipated Series 8 Story (Eps 1-6)
@luckemasseJust because a writer made two poor scripts, it doesn't mean that all of his scripts must be poor.
(*Cough* The Reichenbach Fall *Cough*)
@supermoff @AztecsDaleksAndCavemenWow, great minds think alike! You guys too use different colours for different mediums and put hyperlinks to connect timelines in multi-Doctor stories?
2 days, 2 hours ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed
2 days, 2 hours ago on Poll: Your Most Anticipated Series 8 Story (Eps 1-6)
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @TardisBoyI hope so, simply for the fact that companions don't usually leave in Christmas specials - but then there is a first time for everything!
2 days, 7 hours ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
@Undiscovered Adventure *Removes the Radio Times mask and finds The Mirror underneath it*
"I would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for you meddling kids!"
I want individual posters, like they did in Series 7!
2 days, 7 hours ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed
Interesting how they're using the new logo now - plain white without texture and no "DW" after "Doctor Who"
2 days, 7 hours ago on DWM #477: Peter Capaldi
@TardisBoyI don't think that Jenna and the BBC are still undecided on whether she is staying for Series 9 or not. I imagine such things are thought through and signed long in advance, as the script of the soon-to-be-filmed Christmas special must be already written (and what's written in it may greatly depend on whether Jenna is leaving in it or not!), and I guess scripts for the next series are in progress now.
I guess the BBC already know the answer, but refuse to give it simply because they want all the attention to be attracted to the world tour and Series 8 premiere. Perhaps during or after the series airs they'll make an official statement and then we'll know the answer, but until then we'll just have to wait and see.
@MikeHumphreys "my confirmed source"
Of course, buddy, I believe you. See the quotations I'm making with my claw hands? It means I don't believe you!
2 days, 22 hours ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor!I'm sorry - I've assumed that you'd already read it, so now I feel like I spoiled it for you... But after I wrote that previous comment, I peeked into it again and thought it wasn't actually that bad (although I would have much preferred if they used an audio companion for Eight). Not too sure about the ending though, it kind of makes sense, but feels like it shouldn't. But one nice thing I've noticed is that some styles of drawings mirror their respective Doctors: e.g. part 6 looked like a colourised classic Sixth Doctor comic, while part 8 was made in that same funny style as some of the Eighth Doctor DWM comics. That's a very nice detail.
Yay!! I take it you started with Storm Warning then? Great choice - a perfect starting point, IMO, and the introducing story of my, as of now, favourite companion. Besides, there is a big arc going on and there are some timey-wimey twists upcoming - you're going to love it!
I myself started The New Eighth Doctor Adventures with Luice Miller the other day, and to be honest, I'm not really enjoying them so far. Hopefully things will get better, but for now I'm more a fan of Eight's main range run.
2 days, 22 hours ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – The Doctor Trilogy
@ScootersfoodYou are probably confusing Mel and Mels.
2 days, 23 hours ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
@Venawesomeo "Her character will never get the chance to actually develop much" Wow, you've seen Series 8 already? Tell us what happens in the finale please!
3 days, 3 hours ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
@supermoff @007 Bond 50 Indeed, it seems in interviews they do nothing but praise each other!
3 days, 5 hours ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
@DWTVThey all look the same to me
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor!"And then there's the twelve-part comic special "Prisoners of Time" which is pretty darned good as well"
Ugh... I haven't actually read it yet beyond the first issue, but I have peeked into most of its parts - I was really intrigued when the series started, and I absolutely loved that twist when the identity of the main villain was revealed, but I somehow really hated the series' conclusion! It turned out that he had not only the companions we saw him capturing, but actually every single one of them (yet still only one copy of every Doctor arrives to investigate!), and once again "all doctas united and defeated the evil masta!!1" - it's probably only me, but I found it rather cheesy and unsatisfactory.
3 days, 8 hours ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – The Doctor Trilogy
@LucasWAs a fan of both the classic and revived series as well as Big Finish I must say I much prefer The Day of the Doctor to The Light at the End, because while the latter concentrated on the celebration (which is good), the former concentrated on the story (which is better). Both did a fantastic job, and Light was fun, but essentially it was just "all doctas unite and defeat the evil masta!!1" - there wasn't really much depth in it except for a couple of really basic points like how the Doctor is an important part of the Universe's history and how the Doctors shouldn't try to justify cold-blooded murder.
If anything, I think Zagreus was a better anniversary story than Light - I'm shocked by how much negativity it gets!
@Moonlightmile71He really is the second longest-serving Doctor...
3 days, 10 hours ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
@Kiler1995Time Lord is more a title rather than species. Moreover, Time Lords only appear in one TV/movie franchise, whereas humans appear in almost every single one of them. Therefore "our favourite Time Lord", as much as it sounds awkward, is a very definitive thing to say, because you know it can't mean anyone but the Doctor.
Besides, I thought everyone's favourite human was Sherlock? XD
@sontaran17 @The_Eternal_DalekBut then she wasn't exactly playing the same character, and in TS and AOTD she was more like a one-off companion. It's true though, if you include TS, by Xmas 2015 Clara will outstay Tegan - just for about a few days!
It's like with Donna - as a full-time companion she only had one series, but she also appeared as a one-off companion both before and after Series 4, extending her run to 3 years! It depends on how you look at it, I guess. But see, I'm trying to make it look like Jenna hasn't stayed long enough yet, so that she can stay longer :) Hence I say that she was really a companion only since March 2013 - and that won't be enough for me even by the end of 2015!
@sontaran17True, but she didn't appear as a companion in the first two of those 12 episodes.
3 days, 11 hours ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
@The_Eternal_Dalek * "her run will be 2.75 years long", I meant, of course.
@The_Eternal_DalekNot really. As a companion she only appeared in late March 2013, meaning her run 2.75 will be years long by Christmas 2015 - that's about the same as Sarah Jane had, and less than 3 years that Tegan had. If you include The Snowmen and Asylum of the Daleks, then you'll equally have to include The Five Doctors, School Reunion and Journey's End... And guess who wins then.
@ClassicWhovianTo be fair he himself referred to his role as "Doctor Who" sometimes...
No, please... Oh wait, "The Mirror"? Nothing to worry about then!
@Gustaff @mayotango131I think Tom's voice is the only one that changed a lot. You can tell that others aged too, but less noticeably. In some earlier audios I could have sworn that Sarah Sutton hasn't aged a bit!
5 days, 6 hours ago on Review: The Fifth Doctor Box Set (Spoiler-Free)
@Gustaff @ilyootha is back in home Universe OK, fair enough.
By the way, isn't Black Orchid meant to lead directly into Earthshock?
Thanks for the review! We all know how Big Finish do wonders to unpopular characters, so even despite my strong dislike for Adric I'm quite looking forward to listening to this one, as in some ways I'm actually hoping that it will help me (and I presume lots of other fans out there) to warm to him.
Now, with Adric joining the Big Finish team, I presume the only one left behind is Dodo?
@YaelMoise @ilyootha is back in home Universe @mrclever @Sam Davern"Bits of humanity" don't necessary mean biological bits, I was rather referring to his personality traits in the last sentence!
Still, that "half-human" thing in the movie can't be just written off for the usual "the Doctor lies", as it was an important plot point of the episode...
5 days, 6 hours ago on Capaldi Unclear on Series 9 Return