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@SonicTheHedgehogRules (How come nobody asks how they breath? I was questioning it throughout!) Because for Clara it would have been totally out-of-character... Can you picture the dialogue ?
"Doctor, how are we breathing ?"
"... Girl, Akhaten is a planet. Some planets have an atmosphere..."
"Ah you're right."
It really annoys me when people criticize the consistence of the plot in TROA just because "how could they breath it's stupid no one said it how stupid is that !!!"... Although I know you surely have different points against Akhaten but this is the one you used and it's silly. Like if everything should be tell on screen so you can understand. Come on, Moffat is right, we're not stupid.
3 days, 6 hours ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 7 (Part 2)
Glad to see so much positivy for TBOSJ, TROA and JTTCOTT ! Love your article. So sad it was the second last one ! My rankings :
The Bells of Saint John - 8/10
The Rings of Akhaten - 8/10
Cold War - 7/10
Hide - 9/10
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS - 9/10
The Crimson Horror - 6/10
Nightmare in Silver - 7/10
3 days, 9 hours ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 7 (Part 2)
@SonicTheHedgehogRules (Daleks are democratic now? Yeah ok lol) - What's wrong with that ? It's a great and subtle satire, like a warning : "it's not because you have a government that everything is perfect". The Beast Below and Gridlock are other (great imo) episodes dealing with that, except the plot is more focused on it.
4 days, 4 hours ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 7 (Part 1)
I love Series 7A as a whole but I won't be as generous as you for individual rankings.
The only episodes who really shine are Moffats. ATCM and TPOT are solid enough and again, formed a really strong little arc where the Doctor just loose the control on his life and on his companions. Dinosaurs is decent but is really the low point.
4 days, 10 hours ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 7 (Part 1)
I must be the only one who loved Clara in Series 7B but didn't like her in The Day and The Time of the Doctor... She's so more like a character in her early episodes than her late, in spite of her mystery. In her late episodes, she basically is a plot-use who rescued the Doctor and said the good things to each doctor so they can live - hurraaaaaay... Well, anyway I'm sure I'l like her with Capaldi. Good article btw, agreed with your other points ;)
6 days, 3 hours ago on Five Expectations for Series 8
YES YES YES YES YES !
2 weeks ago on McGann: Charles Dance Would Be a Great Master
Thanks very much for the breakdown DWTV ! I only have two complaints : re-used pictures and lines (that's really frustrating) and that robot from Robots of Sherwood. Poor design IMO. Otherwise it sounds pretty encouraging !!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown
@stargazer0118 @DavidBlyth @Galax Thanks. And I'm not growing out of DW, I just don't share all those "OMG THUS GOING TO BE BEST SERIES EVER" or "CAPALDI IS ALREADY MY FAVOURITE DOCTOR". I'm very glad for people who think that, seriously, I'd like to be like them but I'm just "Ok it seems not bad, alright, let's see what it is".
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer
Honestly, the previous launch trailers were better. I don't like when they put a few pictures and lot of cuts like at 0:38. I'm not that thrilled. And that dinosaurs stuff looks like a scam, it won't be a large part of the episode.
I don't have any problems with them. I think some minor but great appearence like in The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang or The Time of the Doctor don't count. So, we had : Victory of the Daleks, then nothing until Asylum of the Daleks, then The Day of the Doctor where they weren't the main focus... As for the Cybermen, Closing Time and Nightmare in Silver. But the second one is the only real Cybermen centric. It's not really much and it doesn't bother me. They were far more used in the RTD era (5 stories for the Daleks, 3 for the Cybermen).
And I saw the spoilers for Series 8 and the return of the Cybermen looks AWWWWESOME. So I really don't mind a return if a writer wants it to and has good ideas.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Are the Big Enemies Being Overused?
@Amy is Hannibal Yes she can. River: I'll tell her to write an afterword.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave
@SonicTheHedgehogRules Oh don't worry, I wasn't offended. I think the debate on TATM has already been approached on this site. Anyway : DOCTOR: You are creating fixed time. I will never be able to see you again.I don't think it's a plot hole. If he saw her grave and red her last words, it's fixed and they couldn't seen each other again. The place/the time doesn't matter (nobody mentioned NY or 1938 at the end of the episode, River even said she's going to see her ! what matters is the Doctor and the Ponds, that's it). Anyway I think it was Amy The Consulting Key or someone else on thissite who explained perfectly this in another topic.
But even if you think it's a plot hole, the Doctor SAID he couldn't see them again. I mean it is stated, so I don't see why he couldn't be sad ? Perhaps it makes no sense for you or others because it's a "plot hole" but it makes sense in the series, for the characters so I don't see why you are surprised, of course if he could he would have joined them, it's not a question of being "lazy" or not (I'm refering to your first post)...
4 weeks ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave
@Me and Stuff Maybe I'm crazy but do you have a link ? :)
@stargazer0118 @TARDISkey221B @NeutronFlow @Notsosmartguy @Ryan Nicholson True for the kids, wrong for the 2-parter bit. That's just something haters of the current format have said but Gaiman didn't have time for 90 minutes and both Moffat and Gaiman knew it...
@RyanFee "Death in Heaven", remember, it could be an imaginary place or a part of a dream and stuff...
@SonicTheHedgehogRules Then the Doctor was too lazy to wait 5 years (TIME MACHINE REMINDER), or just write a message for them to go at a certain place at a certain time for a pick up. I know you hate this episode but stop being silly : the Doctor can't see them. That's it. No matter you like this ending or not, no matter you think it's well explained or not, it is said. And it's actually full of sense to be emotional with their farwells because just in the previous episode they made their choice and wanted to travel with their friend forever. Then they took a last ride in the TARDIS and never saw the Doctor again, and lived in another time. If you can't understand why peope felt emotional for TATM then I'm sure you can't for Doomsday neither ? Rose lived happily ever after with her family, but never saw again his Doctor again and lived in another world... though Journey's End made it clear, it's a full happy ending for her, but that's another subject.
@Amy is Hannibal Ahah yeah but surely they lied on their birthdate ;) I think Moffat just wanted to keep their current age in S7A secret.
@JFrance Well not every stone indicates the date of the death.
@Malohkeh @stargazer0118 @Galax He stole the TARDIS I'd say.
.... Seriously? I mean, a picture of the baby angel still IN the box ? Come on. That's not a fan who filmed this far away. Obviously, there's a cat out of the bag among the production team ! x)
Well at least it's intriguing and the title gets more and more exciting... thanks you mister the Cat !
“The Cybermen were defeated by love, it was too easy and it was a Deus Ex Machina” No, its not a DEM, no. It's not inconsistent. It makes sense. But it's still a really lazy solution as it is the SAME as before... Seriously, before Neil Gaiman, the Cybermen in the NuWho had always been defeated by making tgem realize who they were and/or implementing emotions in their brain. Boring.
“The Cybermen were not in it long enough.” Cybermen in NIS are also in reconstruction and it is still the main focus... I mean, they WERE not in it long enough. Perhaps it was a good choice, still, the focus are once again on Craig & the Doctor. But this time I feel it didn't really work. There were good things to do with the Doctor knowing he will die the day after, but all we get is some lines from the Doctor that Craig never heard... “The Cybermen were not scary enough.” Ah, you take for exemple people they kill/convert. That's not a good thing. One person (Oswin) = Daleks scary. Thousands of people (Daleks in Manhattan) = Daleks not scary... ? Conclusion : there's no need to kill to be scary. There is also the directing, the sense of threat in the script... And there were actually scary pictures in NIS and some REALLY dark concepts in the two-parter from Series 2. What for Closing Time ? They are trapped, we don't really see them, when they can get the Doctor they leave him...
Don't get me wrong, I pretty like this story... I mean, 5, maybe 6/10 ? The first part is great but... the Cybermen weren't well used and the ending was a huge let down. Basically :
"IM GOING TO SAVE YOU WITH MY MOUSE"
"You have failed !"
"Ok but Craig you're going to die but me too !" God that line was selfish... An overall it was just ridiculous.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on The Common Criticisms of Closing Time
@Antee991166 @Galax @Baker Street is excited for Series 8! Exactly. Highly anticipated episodes are often the ones that have disappointed the most. Series 7 is a good example.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE
@Baker Street is excited for Series 8! Honestly I think it can be the worst too. Lot of companions, but what for character developpments ? And Clara ? Episode 1 : Victorian set *yawn* again ! Episode 2 : Daleks ? Victory of the Daleks ? *argh* Episode 3 - Mark Gatiss. Argh. Episode 4 - Does Moffat still know how to write a 45-min-standalone story with a kitsh alien ? Episode 5 - Stephen Thompson... argh. Episode 6 - Low Budget with another sequel to The Lodger ? Closing Time wasn't as good as the original so... AND Cybermen for the finale... AND many guest-stars. I don't say it's my case, absolutely not, I love Clara, I love Thompson, I love Capaldi and Moffat and I'm verry thrilled, but I know some fans who are VERY worried and I can understand why. It's just a matter of taste, good for you if you only see things you like here. Anyway I don't understand how we can say "it will be the best !!!" come on, how do you know ? :p A premise can always be amazing...
@UghAnotherID Why that ? I think when he said "the next series" he was referring to us with our point of view... ?
1 month ago on An Earthly Gallifrey
@supermoff The most obvious way, since she doesn't seem to love the Twelfth and she loved Eleven, it would be her decision to leave. Or, she could get used to Capaldi and finally, in an epic finale, decided to stay... and then she's been killed. Oh that would be rude. Or third choice : as she has always wanted to see the stars, a ending like Jenny in The Doctor's Daughter. Her own time machine.
1 month ago on Should Doctor Who Adopt a Darker Tone?
@stargazer0118 @LotsOfPlanetsHaveANorth @Ollie Walton Harrod Examples ? What The Doctor's Wife brings to the show. Amy's Choice. A Good Man Goes to War.The Snowmen. John Hurt. The moment. And next series : Clara and her relation with Capaldi. As for the RTD era the whole Time War act, from Rose to The End of Time.
@Mikeyboss182 Dark episodes =/= Episodes without light. ;) Episodes in Series 6 weree't dark in their concepts. At all. Except the flesh one.
@SteviePenny What would REALLY impress me is a story where the Doctor is actually forced to kill a character to save others. No tricks & no gimmicks. Murder. Dinosaurs in a Spaceship ?
@Ollie Walton Harrod Funny how every companion died in the RTD-era and how the only three companions of Matt Smith are currently... dead. You're sure there's no dark tones ? And Clara seems to be really sad now.
Well, no. IMO the darker suits of episodes are Series 3A and Series 7A. It was awful in the first and very well-done in the second so I don't know... I'm not sure I'd like this full time. A darker Doctor, yes. But Doctor Who has to keep his light.
Correct me if I'm wrong but.. it was a close list. People couldn't vote for TDOTD because Doomsday has already been chosen as the scene for Doctor Who. Don't blame the fandom. Me too, I loved that scene but I would have chosen another (the end of Vincent and the Doctor I think). But if I'd see that list with "Doctor Who scene", no matter what it is, I'd vote it because I'm a fan and DW is my favourite series. And that's why people did that.
1 month ago on Why the Doomsday Farewell is Not the Greatest
It seems, however, they still don't know how to make promo posters in the production team... that's not encouraging but oh well, as long as we don't get the bloopers of Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS poster, it will be alright I think...
1 month ago on Series 8 Airdate Confirmed, New Trailer & Image
@Amy's on the Mofflex Diet Bah, The Snowmen is a boring title anyway :p
@The Finn @Huknar @beano365c Well, somebody here's never been to Scotland !
@Amy's on the Mofflex Diet Ten out of twenty-seven is a good rate assuming "The XXX" is a very common form these days. I wonder what is the percent of "The" out of all the NuWho....
@The Administrator @Pockydon The Eleventh Hour was 65, my money on it.
@Antee991166 @Notsosmartguy @supermoff What does she answer ? "I don't think I know if you're the Doctor anymore" right ? If it's that... it's exciting.
@Antee991166 @Galax @Malohkeh Ok. I think I got it. Anyway the Doctor is NOT human so as long as Moffat doesn''t change the past like "One and Two weren't Time Lords" nor he doesn't say "he has always been human", I'm ok. ;)
1 month ago on Moffat: Who says the Doctor is NOT human?
@Malohkeh Not at all. Moffat said " He could, just as easily, be a human being from the far future, born on some colonised world." I don't care what question he asked, if it's "when" or "what" or "why". He just basicaly said the Doctor can be human if a writer wants him to. Wich is wrong. This is why I'm confused and that's why most of us too I think.
@Amy's on the Mofflex Diet It's to challenge us to find out when it was conclusively proven that the Doctor is an alien. Human Nature and Family of Blood. Unless... Rule 2 : The Family lies ?
... No. No. NO. NO. Not this. OH Wait, I got it ! *look the date*. No it's not April the first.... So again : NEVER.
he never says he’s an alien
Human Nature. The Family of Blood. A Town Called Mercy. The Bells of Saint John. Don't ruin all those great episodes Moffat. And there must be others.
@EarthbenderRise You must be among the ones that guessed Clara went onto the Doctor's timeline, that 11th was the last Dotor, that Amy was in flesh since The Impossible Astronaut and that Gallifrey was returning because the moment was never broken, of course !!...
Face it, Moffat is more clever than you say. River was the only exception because if fans look carfully yes they could guess at the end of Day of the Moon who River was. That was obvious with the "I killed a man" of Flesh and Stone. But it's because her arc was spread over three series... clues were needed, it couldn't be a big plot twist. But it was still a cliffhanger, leaving AGMGTW to an open ending and a stunning revelation for the characters.
1 month ago on Moffat Teases Massive Cliffhanger
@Silurian53 Actually Smith had signed for 5 years but Moffat though he would loved being the Doctor even after the 50th. He was surprised. Same for Gillan's decision in 2012. I think Capaldi will stay even after Moffat leaves.
So Danny Pink isn't the Master and Clara isn't the Rani. That's too obvious. And it's not a big cliff with tense all spread in the episode like the cliff of The Pandorica... Nor a cliff "you couldn't know before" like the revelation of Clara. Nor the big revelation with lot of clues so it wasn't a huge surprise like River being Amy's daughter. Mhh...
So I think it would be something like the death of the Doctor in the Impossible Astronaut or in The Almost People, like "good moment with the friends" suddenly an strange line/character/element shows itself and then "what so... we were dreaming all that time ?" or "what so Clara is a copy since Trenzalore ??". This kind of stuff. Actually I love the idea. The season finale is, like always, the episode I'm the most anticipating to. Moffat you' little Dalek !
@The Mind Probe @Romanadvoratrelundar Because Journey was great for the exploring of the TARDIS and for some mystery such as the book, the time zombies and Clara. Once you've seen it, there's less surprise so yes I think it's one of the few in Series 7 that isn't really rewatchable. But it was still a great and touching story at the time and I love watching it alongside The Doctor's Wife.
1 month ago on Series 8: The Almost Complete Line-Up
@The Finn @Galax @Huknar I'm glad for you. Liking Raynor is liking everything by my standards x) Which is on one hand bad, because liking everything is also liking anything whether it's good or not, but on the other hand it's always good to see different opinions and positive attitudes.
@Planet of the Deaf I'll be honest, I was hoping for a Disqus return... I'm allowed to dream !
@Pipnant Oh there are many rumours and leaks. But no "real" leaks and no official announces. And you're right, by this point we knew more things than we know now for Series 8. Capaldi, Coleman, writers, directors and Danny Pink and that's all. That's really not saying much. This, plus the teaser that basically... only teases, I think they want to preserve the surprise.
@Regenerated Catterson @Notsosmartguy @shyx111 @Malohkeh Actually I'm just realizing how crazy this encounter would be. Beause the Angels couldn't move until the Silents look somewhere else, but then the Angels couldn't remember the Silents so they coudn't kill it... so the Silents win this match ? My brain is washed. Seriously, Moffat has to put that in a script before he leaves. It would be as epic as the Dalek/Cybermen encounter was in Doomsday !
1 month ago on Doomsday Farewell Declared Greatest Sci-Fi Moment
@Malohkeh (Oh, and I think it was a close list so people didn't chose that scene over an other, but the one that was previously selected to represent the show is indeed this one).