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"For me, they’re back to the mid-Tennant adventures,
where you’d tell a story and move on to the next one, less tied up in
the final machinations of long plot arcs. "
Well that's certainly a shame. Series 3 and 4 had some good episodes but overall were the worst seasons in the show's history.
6 hours, 56 minutes ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up
@Amy is Hannibal Not it isn't. The majority of the viewers are teenagers/adults so it's not kids they're aiming the show at.
9 hours, 19 minutes ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up
@Rani Nose Yup, growing popularity worldwide but declining severely in the UK. The show's domestic ratings are the lowest they've been in years.
9 hours, 20 minutes ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up
So The War Doctor fought in the war for four hundred years which confirms my theory that The Doctor simply stopped counting his age in this incarnation. In reality he is 400 years older than he said he was in his Ninth Incarnation.
14 hours, 50 minutes ago on Engines of War Review
@davidbrummy @jackwho007 Everything in Doctor Who is canon. It's a show that embraces alternate universes so everything can be canon in one way or another.
1 day, 13 hours ago on How does the TARDIS reflect The Doctor? (Part 3)
@AlessandroArsuffi @DasManiac @Warisfiller @MatthewBagnall WOTAN was a machine, not a person. That does not settle it at all.
4 days, 11 hours ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
@Warisfiller @MatthewBagnall He was never referred to as that. Credited? Yes. Called that? No.
4 days, 13 hours ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
Despite being cobbled together, The War Doctor's TARDIS really does suit him. It's functional and suits his more down to business personality. Whereas The Eighth was an exuberant flashy man, The War Doctor was quieter and more rigged. It fits him being solder to have something functional. I would argue the roundels represent The Doctor subconsciously acknowledging that he is still The Doctor. It's a reminder of his past and a testament to who he really is.
1 week, 2 days ago on How does the TARDIS reflect the Doctor? (Part 2)
@supermoff To be fair, Ten did look drunk on quite a few occasions.
1 week, 4 days ago on Weird and Wonderful
@Amy is Hannibal The Amy and Rory thing is what bothers me the most. Moffat could have written in some lines where they ask The Doctor where he was during Miracle Day and explain it as being a fixed point in time. That or explain it as being erased by the cracks in time.
I don't know why he didn't mention it. He referenced Jack Harkness in Day of The Doctor and was planning on bringing him back in Series 6.
1 week, 6 days ago on Barrowman on Jack’s Future, Capaldi Critics
I want to see Jack back in an episode with UNIT. He donated his Vortex Manipulator to the Black Archive so he might know Kate Stewart.
@TheNightmareChild sees into your soul! I like your idea. That does make sense. I enjoyed Miracle Day a lot but it doesn't fit in the established Doctor Who universe.
They're going on a worldwide tour yet still locking out foreign viewers for the premiere. Why can't they just have the premiere in theaters worldwide?
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Series 8: Watch Deep Breath First
@The Finn @Amy is Hannibal Probably not going to use the script. I forgot his name but the guy who wrote Rise of the Cybermen wrote a story for Series 7 and it was never used.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Series 8: The Final Writer?
No. The Old format sucked. What would be better is just six 90 minute episodes instead 12 45 minute episodes.
1 month ago on Is the Current Format a Serial Killer?
@doctorwhomultiverse Casual viewers don't count. If you don't watch every week the you don't matter. If TV catered to casual viewers there would be no TV. Every TV show would have to explain everything all over again every week if casual viewers were the concern.
The show needs to be whimisical yet with a sinister undertone like Alice in Wonderland or Willy Wonka. None of the kid friendly nonsense where nobody ever really dies Adults are the audience, not children. Also not being afraid to show gore would be nice. It never shied away from it in the past so it shouldn't today.
1 month ago on Should Doctor Who Adopt a Darker Tone?
I always assumed The Time Lords were an advanced form of humanity.,
1 month ago on An Earthly Gallifrey
@Huknar @Planet of the Deaf 90. Feature length almost always means 90 minutes.
1 month ago on Series 8 Airdate Confirmed, New Trailer & Image
@SonicTheHedgehogRules I'm amazed Pip and Jane agreed to let Big Finish use the character.
1 month ago on Meet the New Rani
@SonicTheHedgehogRules What does "a little too American for my taste" mean?
1 month, 1 week ago on Is Torchwood: Miracle Day Unfairly Criticised?
Could you please not assume we are all British? I'm an American and I know many others on this site are not British either.
1 month, 1 week ago on The Inaugural Universe World Cup
Sorry but there's nothing wrong with casting an American actor in the role. Just because Eric Roberts wasn't great doesn't mean all American actors would be. That's quite a generalization.
1 month, 1 week ago on Series 8: Master Finale Rumours
His first interview should be on Craig Ferguson.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who World Tour To Promote Series 8
@gunslinger19 @Huknar Why would anyone care about casual viewers? That's not how TV works. The BBC cares about the audience it has every week, not the audience who only watches every now and then. If TV producers cared about casual viewers, Doctor Who wouldn't exist because it would have to explain The Doctor to new viewers every single week.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on McGann Signed Petition for 8th Doctor Spin-off
Glad to see Pertwee so high. For a while he wasn't too liked by fans. Still though this list doesn't matter as nobody reads magazines anymor.
2 months ago on The Top Stories & Doctors (According to DWM 2014)
You give nothing but positive scores for every episode. Honestly I don't think you should be writing these things if you are unable to examine the episodes from a critical perspective. Not every episode is great or wonderful. There's no point to these articles if you can't examine the episodes critically. There are bad episodes.
2 months ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 5 (Episodes 1-6)
@The Genie I too have noticed that he is super positive about everything. Honestly though, I don't think he should be writing these if he can't examine the episodes critically. Especially not after his ridiculous remarks in December. It was the last of his 50th Anniversary articles and the remark was about people who supported the idea of a female doctor.
@Huknar With the Time Lords back it could especially be interesting. It would be really interesting to explore how the Time Lords deal with the Reapers.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Bring Back… Paul Cornell
We have never made either. There has no been no American Doctor Who or Torchwood to this day. The TV Movie was an entirely British/Canadian production.
2 months ago on Campbell-Jones Wants McGann Spin-Off
@TheBiPunishment Once the Third Doctor's stories were released on Home Video, the general fan opinion of Pertwee's era went up significantly. For years he was unfavorably compared to Tom Baker and was ranked as one of the worst Doctors. I'm glad people reassessed his era as it was great. Now if only people would finally reassess Tom Baker's era and realize it wasn't the best period in the show's history, I'd be happy.
2 months ago on Analysing The Top Doctor Who Stories (DWM 1998)
No question about it, Light at The End. At least it celebrated Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary.
2 months ago on The Day of the Doctor vs The Light at the End
That is so cool seeing Capaldi in that spacesuit. Three doctors have now worn it and all three look cool in it. Can't wait to see the next Doctor wear it.
2 months, 1 week ago on Series 8 Filming: Spaceman
@Antee991166 I'm pretty sure these "Casual fans" are not stupid. If you knew about the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who then you'd have to know it went off TV in 1989 and came back full time in 2005.
2 months, 1 week ago on Smith Eager for Another Multi-Doctor Story
I think it's time to get rid of Murray Gold. He's been the composer for far too long and his music isn't that great anymore.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Theme – Time for a Change?
@ashpedantic Yes there is. He's becoming another Dudley Simpson.
It'll be a disgrace if Breaking Bad does not win. Who is good but Breaking Bad is on an entirely different level.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 2014 BAFTA Television Awards: Day Triumphs!
I don't get why there can't be just one 90 minute story. Why break it up in to two parts?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Two-Part Finale for Series 8
No idea who he is. I don't even remember in The Five(ish) Doctors. Everyone seems excited though so I'm guessing his casting is a good thing.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Frank Skinner Cast in Series 8
Sarah Jane is a damsel in distress though. Once the Fourth Doctor came along she did nothing but get caught by monsters or scream. She was great during the Third Doctor era. Everything after that ruined her character.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on On First View: The Time Warrior
I don't understand Moffat. His two favorite Doctors (Davison and McGann) are the most conventionally attractive or at least I assume. I'm not a girl.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Moffat: Handsome Actors don’t suit the Doctor
No idea who that is and don't recognize anywhere named Lanzarote. Looking it up it's a Spanish island in the canary islands and Planet of Fire was filmed there. Is it a sequel to that story?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming in Lanzarote, Hermione Norris Cast
Sorry but AI scores are utter nonsense. They're as bad as the Nielsen ratings. It's a glorified focus group and not be trusted.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Settling the Moffat vs. RTD Debate (Using AI Scores)
That's because the role was largely Eccleston's. Moffat wrote the script with a Eccleston, Tennant, and Smith. That line was probably written for him and not Tennant.
3 months, 1 week ago on Piper Up for Rose/Meta-Crisis Ten Spin-Off
I'd love to see the Sycorax again but the others are best not to return. Big Finish could probably do wonders with them but under Steven Moffat, I'd rather not see them back. Very few stories in his tenure actually feature real villains.
3 months, 1 week ago on 5 New Who Monsters in Need of a Return
Eh, would rather have something like an animated movie. A PG-13 animated film starring John Hurt as The War Doctor would be awesome. Too bad the BBC is too cheap to do it. Don't know why. Warner Bros. has had great success with the DC Animated films and the BBC's got a property with an equally big universe.
3 months ago on The War Doctor Returns in “Engines of War”
Happy birthday to one of my four favorite Doctors (the others being Hartnell, Pertwee, and McGann). Wish Moffat would bring him back (if Davison is willing and available). I mean they're friends and Moffat's quite fond of his Doctor. I'm sure it'd be a good story.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Happy Birthday, Peter Davison!
I can't tell if that's how he actually feels about the other Doctors. I certainly hope not.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Tom Baker Would Consider Returning Again
My favorites are:
1. The Visitation
2. Resurrection of the Daleks
3. Warriors of the Deep
4. The Five Doctors
5. The King's Demons
Despite it's obvious low production values, Warriors of The Deep is still a very good story. The King's Demons on the other hand is an inconsequential story with a silly plot but it's still enjoyable.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on The Fifth Doctor: Five Favourites
If School Reunion didn't feature Sarah Jane, it wouldn't be on here. If it were The Doctor meeting Polly again, I don't think people would like it as much.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Dream Run (Episodes 1-8)