The Fastest Thing Alive... and also a huge fan of Colin Baker.
The Mirror still exists. The highlight from this rumour, basically.
1 day, 1 hour ago on Rumour: Christmas Won’t Be Jenna Coleman’s Last
@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @SonicTheHedgehogRules @MrRazza, Lord Tony of Blackburn Let's be honest, the little girl from The Rings of Akhaten had loads of depth, yet I don't see people furiously campaigning to see her as a companion. I'd argue she as more characterization compared to Osgood. I don't hate Osgood's character, but people seem to be pulling reasons to make her a companion out of thin air. It's cool she came back for Death in Heaven, but it's something rather minor. I was more focused on the plot. Plus, she's so obviously the Zygon. Might aswell be like dangling a carrot (or in this case, fish fingers and custard) in front of your face.
1 day, 3 hours ago on Could Osgood Still Be Alive?
@Kathrin Lily Franke @SonicTheHedgehogRules @supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. Point I was trying to make would be it would undermine the Doctor's character slightly, with another character who knows so much about him. The reason I would much rather have someone else is because not only does Osgood know too much (See how she was in Death in Heaven? Didn't even guess it was the Master), but, considering her minor roles, it's particularly interesting. The only reason I see people liking her way too much is because it is a reflection of you. I'm personally not a fan like that. Hey, I'm open about liking Doctor Who, and nobody should be ashamed of something like it. My favourite line from Series 8 was from Dark Water, being; "Did you really think I cared for you so little that betraying me would make a difference?" This line seriously resonated with me, and Doctor Who is a huge impact of my life, but I'm certainly not as open as others. I just think it's rather unfitting to see a fan as the companion. Not too sure if you're understanding my point, but I am trying. =P
1 day, 4 hours ago on Could Osgood Still Be Alive?
@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @MrRazza, Lord Tony of Blackburn How exactly is Osgood a fleshed out character? That statement right there really confused the hell out of me.
@blakeavon @SonicTheHedgehogRules @MrRazza, Lord Tony of Blackburn The Great Intelligence and the Rani are also 2 people who had only 2 appearances (discounting the New Series momentarily), but both had a backstory to them, which made them more interesting characters. You can't just shove characters into a story without any reasoning or intent, I mean, that's just against how character development works in stories. Her appearances have lasted less than 30 minutes, I think. You're right about filling in the blanks though. She's clearly a Zygon.
@TheCyberDoctor @SonicTheHedgehogRules @MrRazza, Lord Tony of Blackburn Maybe the representation of modern Who fans. And I wouldn't really say you learnt alot about her. She has Asthma, she works for UNIT, she likes the Doctor, and knows alot about it, she's very smart. That's about it? Can't really see much else.
1 day, 5 hours ago on Could Osgood Still Be Alive?
@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @SonicTheHedgehogRules I'll be honest, her being a sort of representation for fans, I wouldn't really want to have prior knowledge of the Doctor. It ruins the experience and the mystery we have with other companions. For example, I'm a fan, and with that fanbase behind me, I wouldn't want to travel with the Doctor with such knowledge in my mind. I'd prefer a companion who DOESN'T know who the Doctor is. It works out much better, really.
@Antee991166 @SonicTheHedgehogRules If only more people knew about Majenta Pryce, then they would see the appeal of alien companions...
@MrRazza, Lord Tony of Blackburn What kind of story does Osgood have, exactly? "I'm wearing a scarf from one of your previous incarnations! Now I'm wearing that one thing from your last one! Hahaha reference!". Makes her rather situational, if anything.
I strongly believe she's the Zygon duplicate. It almost seems rather obvious. All in all, she's a Meh character. She is no Brigadier or Sarah Jane Smith. I thought she'd be this minor note character, and I honestly can't see how people consider her companion material. Another 21st Century Earth girl in her mid 20's? C'mon now, even the most die hard fans of Amy or Clara have to realize this might be getting a tad boring. Bring back alien companions! They can add a new dynamic to the program, one we haven't had since Nyssa, Adric, and Turlough, really. Does nobody miss Doctor Who being just that more alien? Back to the main point, she's most likely the Zygon, and if not, I honestly don't care either way.
@The Finn @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen I bet an architect will be bribed at some point.
1 day, 9 hours ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Final)
@The Finn @SonicTheHedgehogRules Do you see why not having an Edit feature is bad design?
Gomez put on this type of crazy maniac with a cunning plan and a sinister appearance. He's honestly terrific. However, Delgado has this certain suave, gentlemenly like stature, almost as if he were and evil James Bond. There's also something about the way he talks, it's just so, evil. The one, the only, the original. He wins for me. The definitive version of the character, without a doubt.
@Scootersfood is in love with The Mistress Gordon Tipple. Obviously.
1 day, 10 hours ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Final)
It's a real shame that Robert Holmes passed away when he did, because he would be my number one pick for writer to come back. In my opinion, he's the best writer the show has ever had, adding so much to the mythology and writing some of the best pieces of work one could ever see. He was such a blessing to the show. RTD said himself that Robert Holmes would be the only writer he'd bring back, so he has a legacy behind him.
2 days, 12 hours ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond
Ben Aaronovitch? ERM, WHY IS THIS NOT CONFIRMED YET?!?! Oh my god YESSSSSS! I'd love him to come back. Him and Terrance Dicks. And Mat Jones. And RTD. And Nick Briggs, he writes for Big Finish, why not give him a go?
3 days, 4 hours ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond
Love the addition of the red highlighted text DWTV. I'm finding the fact that people misunderstood it hilarious!
5 days, 4 hours ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?
Well, let me just get technical here and say Peter Cushing was my first Doctor, or at least as close to it as it got back with reruns on BBC Two back in 2003. At least I think it was 2003. I was 7, and I remember it quite vividly. Although, funnily enough, I've never rewatched either Dalek movies all the way through since then, quite funny that.
My first REAL proper experience with Doctor Who was with David Tennant, and catching the end of the Lazarus Experiment, on a TV with poor signal whilst building my Lego V-Wing Starfighter I got that same day. It was so interesting, and different. Then I don't recall watching another episode until I told my mum I wanted to watch Utopia, which I did, and I basically got hooked from there. Annoyingly, I missed The Sound of Drums, as they took a break (I was really ready for that and everything), but good thing I caught Last of the Time Lords. After that, I watched all of Series 4 and 5 (excluding the final episode, damn social occasions), 6, 7 and 8, whilst missing all Christmas specials and regular specials (apart from The Waters of Mars and the 50th, although I did not watch the latter until about an hour later, again, damn social occasions) apart from Christmas Carol, Snowmen, and Time of the Doctor. Don't you love holidays?
Of course, before I started watching it, I was fully aware of what Doctor Who was. I recall walking into Woolworths once and seeing a box set for collectible diecast figures of Davros, a Dalek, the 4th Doctor, and Bessie, and also seeing the 40th Anniversary edition of the Three Doctor's DVD in a shop. Awesome stuff. And me, being the uber nerd I am, following Series 3's finale, I started reading up on the Classic Series, leading me to be consistently wowed by the Classics (and picking my personal favourite Doctor from here, being the 6th Doctor).
And here I remain currently, on a slow quest to eventually have every DVD released of every episode of Doctor Who. 42 Classics, and all of the New Series, and then lie another 80 or so episodes to go. A magical journey awaits within the future, one which I will have great pride in sharing with people.
5 days, 5 hours ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?
I was waiting months for them to announce this set. I skipped the vanilla releases for the 50th and Time, mainly because I hate vanilla releases (I do like the ice cream flavour though). It's such a great box set, and really, my only complaint is the flimsy box. I already slightly creased it trying to get the thing open and it's annoying me so much. Still, definitely worth it, considering all the amazing extra features, aswell as having An Adventure in Space and Time!
5 days, 15 hours ago on 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Review (Part 1)
Awesome, keeps me super pumped for when I get the box set. Hopefully I'll get it on the day, not sure if Limited Edition versions get the delay.
Completely and utterly off topic, has anyone seen the AMAZINGLY AWESOME Dark Eyes 4 box art? Oh my god, it looks so gooooooood!!!
1 week ago on The Complete Eighth Series Box Set Review
@TheSoundofDrums Really? That's odd, should only come out Monday. Well, maybe I got it today, haven't really received anything. Might be cus I got the Limited Edition. Will be my 5th Limited Box Set, the others being Series 5, Series 6, 50th Anniversary Box Set, and my personal favourite, The Complete Davros Collection. Man, I love Davros so much! ^_^
1 week, 1 day ago on Capaldi Didn’t Want Twelve to Be Likeable
Anthony Ainley all the way for me. Love ya Delgado, but there's something about Ainley that just, nails it!
1 week, 1 day ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)
Too late Capaldi, I already LOVE your Doctor!
I'm loving Capaldi's Doctor, so the longer he stays, the better!
1 week, 2 days ago on Capaldi Doesn’t Plan to Regenerate “For a While”
There's a smiling Weeping Angel in TATM? Good lord, that's how much I forgot about it? Or am I imagining it? Eh...
1 week, 3 days ago on Steven Moffat: 10 Triumphs
Picking between Series 1, 3 and 8 is so unfair. UGH WHY DO YOU MAKE ME CHOOOOOSE!!
1 week, 3 days ago on Finale Face-Off (Series 1-8)
Loved Series 8, was a complete blast every step of the way, and Capaldi really made it special. Still, it requires one full rewatch for me to judge its placement on my New Series list. Bring on the Complete Eighth Series Limited Edition next week!
1 week, 4 days ago on BBC Declares Series 8 A Triumph
As much as I do like the current interior design, I sure wouldn't mind a new one, I'd have no issue with that.
Hey, Capaldi said Roundels! The correct name! My inner fanboy scrams with delight!
1 week, 4 days ago on Capaldi Hoping for New TARDIS
Curious as to Series 2 and 6 having the same score, yet Series 6 ranks higher. Most interesting.
1 week, 6 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 6
Well then, that answers that. Just out of curiosity, I wonder if said mind set could apply to the Classics, considering it was about 5 years between Evil of the Daleks and Day of the Daleks. Massive gap there. For future appearances, gimmie different ranks, pretty please? There's a precious Dalek Time Controller who wants some TV glory.
1 week, 6 days ago on Moffat: Daleks Are Not A Contractual Obligation
@Kongosoha, investigating the Other Well, I only said McGann because he seemed more likely to do it (Eccleston doing, uhh, something, Tennant doing Gracepoint, Smith doing Genesys), plus I don't really count him as either Classic nor New Series Doctor, he (and John Hurt, come to think of it) is kinda the mid point Doctor. But you do make a decent point, should probably be a New Series Doctor.
2 weeks ago on The Eighth Doctor: Five Favourites
It's always interesting seeing people not look up to the TV movie. Was it the way it was filmed that puts people off? It's story? I remember watching when I was younger, and it's honestly such a nice addition to the mythos. I've always had a place for it in my heart, and it's great to see McGann out on a seriously steller performance. Honestly brilliant.
Ah, there goes Big Finish again taunting me with Dark Eyes, why must you do this to me? I've heard nothing but good things about it, I must find time to get it. Not to mention it has the Dalek Time Controller, one of my all time favourite Doctor Who monsters. Gotta seriously invest in it.
12 and 8 multi Doctor story? Well, there is that New Series 10 year anniversary coming up soon... *hint hint wink wink nudge nudge*
@jamesanash101 @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen Bet the next poll is to decide which of Capaldi's eyebrows is more terrifying.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Face-Off: New Who Masters
My personal favourite of the three is John Simm, and I think it's down to him being a really good polar opposite towards David Tennant's Doctor. It just works splendidly. Nothing against the other 2, but we haven't seen much of them, so we can't say too much.
@Adric the Genius How come nobody else thought of 12? MAKE IT HAPPEN!! =D
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Moffat Mulls Future Companion Not Being Another Earth Girl
@NotsoSmartguy @SonicTheHedgehogRules I remember someone saying on the comments ages ago that he and the creators of Arrow would instantly let him come back to do Doctor Who. I forgot who said that.
We could have Captain Jack back, alternatively.
Could we have an alien? Please? I'm dying for an alien companion, that DOESN'T look like a human. Oh please!
@The Dreamer wants her Who Christmas NOW! Absolutely, it introduced the Master and the Axos to the show!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Moffat: Making Doctor Who Doesn’t Get Any Easier
@Calebxy @SonicTheHedgehogRules Well, you gotta remember he writes a version of Sherlock, and people still care for that one. Gotta be fair to everyone, I guess.
Well Mr. Moffat, you are indeed a trooper. Guy needs a well deserved break, he's earned it.
@Huknar @SonicTheHedgehogRules At least you give a reason that doesn't crap all over her character.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Michelle Gomez Reveals Series 9 Return, Rani Trickery
Why wasn't it the Rani? I love the female Master, but I'd still much rather have the Rani. Ah damn...
@Amy, henceforth known as Kongosoha Still, I'd much rather, at the very least, THIS escape be addressed or explained. Just kinda feels like a "lol got away umadbr0" moment. Ehh, slightly underwhelming.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Death in Heaven Review (Part 2): Questions, Questions
@TheOncomingHurricane @SonicTheHedgehogRules Well, it still counts, and the same thing can easily be done, just have a blonde guy wearing Simm's clothing from The End of Time, facing the other way, then the regeneration happens, and you see Missy. I wouldn't have an issue with that being a flashback, or something.
Now, something I find rather interesting is that I read on the comments section months ago that someone said it should take the Doctor 50 years to find Gallifrey again, which I completely think is preposterous, much less time than that, because if we have it out quicker, it can be back to Classic Series standards, being the Doctor knowing the Time Lords are around, but they never interfere. Plus, I'm dying for another Deadly Assassin type story, I adore that episode.
@TheNightmareChild Well, at least having dead bodies inside them confirms there's something in there, Nightmare in Silver flops so badly on that point with it's head and hand removal scenes. Are Cybermen like, actual Cybermen in that episode, you know, Cyborgs, or are they generic robots? I pick the latter, personally. Cybermen don't take heads off, that's just stoopid.
@TheOncomingHurricane @SonicTheHedgehogRules Didn't stop Moffat making a Hurt-Eccleton regeneration. Most likely he forgot about it completely.
Oh right, forgot another point. With regards to Sarah Jane Smith not getting a tribute, well the character has yet to have a confirmed death in the Whoniverse, so, currently, Sarah Jane Smith is alive within the Whoniverse, and nothing is really stated against it.
With regards to the title sequence, if it annoyed you or angered you, Moffat won. That was the point, to annoy people who dislike Clara. It worked, I laughed, it was funny. He won!
With regards to the Doctor's 4th Wife, the TARDIS Data Core says it's from that novel, considering no other media references him getting married. Besides, did someone have a problem in Night of the Doctor for Moffat to officially canonize Big Finish? I certainly didn't, it means the 8th Doctor's life didn't last less than 3 hours, and Ace actually left properly.
With regards to Osgood, well, that's just your opinion, really. I couldn't care less for her, and, in most likely circumstances, it's the Zygon version anyway. Is there a need to worry?
With regards to the Master being here for the events of this story, erm, guess Moffat got lazy on that front. Oh well, doesn't damage Michelle's amazing performance.
With regards to Clara not recognising the Master, well I'm pretty sure that was a phone conversation to begin with, she probably called up a shop and the woman there (Missy) just gave her the Doctor's number.
With regards to the Doctor's birthday, it might be a late birthday present, or, it could be judged in Gallifreian terms instead.
With regards to which is more offensive, uhh, Weeping Angels, most likely. At least Cyber zombies are kinda cool.
With regards to Danny being dead and Clara not being pregnant, well she IS pregnant, otherwise the events of Listen would be completely overwritten, causing a paradox, as explained in Dark Water. Time Can Be Rewritten is not an excuse, it's used to cover up plotholes.
With regards to Cyber Brig, Moffat already said the Master didn't die from that, and he said she'll come back anyway. Also, I feel the Cyber Brig just flew off to see the Universe, or maybe he remains stationary within the clouds, watching over his daughter. I think this works really well, and is honestly just a wonderful scene anyway.
That's it really, in my viewpoint. The rest, you have fair enough points on.
Meh to Osgood. Was probably the Zygon anyway, I don't think anyone need worry.
As for the Master? Of course Moffat wouldn't kill her off! Always trust Moffat! I consider the Master part of the Holy 5 monsters in Doctor Who that never get killed off, the other 4 being Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans and Davros. I'm certain we'll be seeing her, or him, very soon.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Moffat on Finale Death, Master Future