The Fastest Thing Alive... and also a huge fan of Colin Baker.
In my defence, none of us figured out what was in the Pandorica until it opened, so there's that one! Hahaha!
Thing is, the TARDIS air bubble thing is explained, so if I see someone a few meters outside the TARDIS I'm just kinda like "yeah ok, cool", but Rings has none of that. It's made a bit more apparent when Clara uses the bike thing.
21 hours, 57 minutes ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 7 (Part 2)
Akhaten is an asterioid field, not a planet. Hence why I ask.
Besides, this single question leads into a bucket load of more questions, and setting is just as important as plot for me. If the setting doesn't really make sense, well that just bothers me and affects the plot for me. The only redemable factors are the insight into Clara's backstory, the music, and that one speech the Doctor makes that everyone loves. Nothing more.
Also, I appologise if I've annoyed you, but let's be honest, not everyone considers Rings of Akhaten a beautifully written masterpiece. (Fun fact: It isn't)
22 hours, 1 minute ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 7 (Part 2)
Ah 7B, another with ups and downs. At least this time it's much more consistant.
The Bells of Saint John - 7/10. An alright opener, nothing too fancy or amazing. Gets the job done in terms of (re)introducing the companion, and setting up the plot for the remainder of the Series.
The Rings of Akhaten - 1/10. Just, no. No no no. I still just facepalm to this one. Speech and the music was nice, and that's literally it, nothing else about this one is enjoyable. Just, absolutely nothing. My second least favourite episode. (How come nobody asks how they breath? I was questioning it throughout!)
Cold War - 8.510. Fantastic reintroduction for the Ice Warriors after their massive break, and especially to a new, younger generation. Slightly anti-climactic near the end (did I mention seeing Skaldak's face? That's a no no), but it just doesn't bother me. Ice Warriors back soon?
Hide - 8/10. The better of the 2 from the writer, whilst it's conclusion may be underwhelming for a few, it can easily be ignored by how mysterious and creepy the atmosphere in the episode is.
Journey To The Centre of The TARDIS - 7/10. Several missed opportunities here, but it still leads to a very satisfying tale. The TARDIS playing tricks on everyone, learning more about Clara and the TARDIS itself, it was fantastic.
The Crimson Horror - 5/10. I'll be honest, I haven't go the slightest of opinion on this one. It's average on every level, there's nothing terrible about it, but nothing good about it either. I blame it's placement, being sandwiched inbetween 2 episodes people sere much more interested in.
Nightmare in Silver - 2/10. A terrible redesign, a terrible plot, terrible Cyberman characteristics (if you can even call them Cybermen to begin with). Neil Gaiman managed to screw up something that was, in all accounts, rather basic and easy to do. Bring back the Cybermen. How is that hard? We had the Cybusmen up until this point, just make them have a war, with the original and superior Mondas ones remain the only Cybermen. The Cyber-Planner? What a joke, the fact that it uses the term "Cyber-Planner" offends me greatly. They're battle computers, not tiny bits of metal that leech off someones mind. I still believe we have the infestation of the Cybusmen remaining, with Moffat and Gaiman making Cybermen the most confusing and horribly done thing in the New Series. Either reboot them, or write them out completely, just stop adding to the pile of horrificness.
I was excited throughout 7B, even if 2 episodes disappointed me. Series 7 overall was very well done, and I loved it's build up to the 50th Anniversary celebrations. Excellent work!
1 day, 9 hours ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 7 (Part 2)
Ah, it seems Series 8 is 100% going in the right direction. I'm glad Capaldi is getting his say, after all, he IS the title character. Even better considering he's a fan!
1 day, 18 hours ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
Well Daleks don't pay taxes, or have homes, or children, or jobs. It's a militaristic lifestyle, in which they obey their superiors without question. Hence why I think the Dalek Prime Minister kinda ruins that entire aspect. Plus the whole "Daleks have a concept of beauty" thing makes even less sense, considering they'll exterminate any defective Dalek.
In terms of actual Dalek mythology, Asylum just doesn't make any sense at all, but it's still better than Ring of Akhaten, so there's something to be happy about.
1 day, 23 hours ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 7 (Part 1)
Series 7A has it's ups and downs, but overall a reasonably satisfying run. The following are my opinions on said episodes.
The Doctor, the Widow and the Waredrobe - 5/10. Without a doubt Moffat's weakest Christmas special, but there's a few bits here and there I like. Marge's flashbacks get me emotionally everytime though.
Asylum of the Dalek - 8.5/10. This episode would be on the verge of perfection, if we removed and changed a few aspects, those being more Classic Daleks in the areas they're supposed to be (looking at YOU intensive care treatment), complete removal of the Dalek Prime Minister (Daleks are democratic now? Yeah ok lol) and to be replaced by either an Emperor or just a Supreme, and removal of the Amy/Rory split up side plot. It makes no sense and I genuinly couldn't care.
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship - 7/10. Literal title, eh? It's alright, nothing too spectacular.
A Town Called Mercy - 11/10. Without a doubt the highlight of 7A for me. An absolutely beautiful and dark tale, it's just fantastic.
The Power of Three - 8/10. IMO, I found this to be more enjoyable than Dinosaurs. It may have had a rather anticlimactic ending, but every character worked so well it honestly didn't bother me.
The Angels Take Manhatten - 7/10. Nah, I'm just kidding, could you imagine? -600/10. Giving a number higher than 0 just really makes me laugh. Self explanitory episode.
The Snowmen - 9/10. By far Moffat's best Christmas special, and it presents itself in such a nice and wonderful way, we meet someone new (uhh, again), catch up with old friends, and see the Doctor embrace adventure once more on the quest for The Impossible Girl. This got me back up on my feet following the previous episode, and I was once again excited for 7B.
Series 7B has some interesting ones. Oh GOODY!!
2 days, 11 hours ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 7 (Part 1)
Oh right, and in Time of the Doctor the 11th Doctor refers to the Tenth Doctor as "Number 10", or something like that. Moffat, stop with the stalling and get back to work.
4 days, 19 hours ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
We use the numbers as a way to distinguish each Doctor, Mr. Moffat. Plus in the Five Doctors, the 5th Doctor confirms which number incarnation he is to the 1st Doctor. The Doctor himself knows his numbers, and as far as I can see it, it's standing at 14th regeneration, 13th incarnation, 12th Doctor. Makes sense to me.
TAKE MY MONEY! NOW!!
5 days, 19 hours ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray
I'm absolutely loving the poster. SUCH EXCITEMENT!
5 days, 22 hours ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8
Good. Series 8 is absolutely sounding amazing. The waiting is pure torture.
1 week ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences
True, but it would make more sense for this to have happened LAST YEAR, during the show's 50th year. Here it just seems really, out of place...
1 week, 1 day ago on Cybermen Invade London (Again!)
This must be the first time you've seen this scene outside The Invasion story itself. Even the Daleks have done this, it's crazy! :')
1 week, 2 days ago on Cybermen Invade London (Again!)
This scene has been recreated a few dozen times now, why does it only matter this time? I'm certain we passed the nostalgia trip last year.
Eh, it still means Cybermen are getting SOME use. Or uhh, whatever they are.
*2010. 2019 is still many years away (and hopefully still with Capaldi)
1 week, 4 days ago on The Importance of Doctor Who’s Theme Tunes
With relation to the 2010 theme (and subsequent official varientions and fan made versions), there's this one additional section that has bothered the living Rassilon's Toast out of me. It was added with the 2019 theme, and has NEVER been heard from before. Why is it in the theme? It's horribly out of place, like, REALLY HORRIBLY out of place. I have a genuine failure is understanding how people like it.
The funniest and most ironic part about this specific rendition is the Day of the Doctor closing credits theme. It removed the awful part. Obviously, it sounds much better. But at the same time, it managed to sound EVEN WORSE than previously! Sk much emphasis was on the new part that the original part was just completely forgotten and really deminished.
The 70's cut a large section of the theme out. To me, it doesn't sound right (it's still great), but to others it sounds perfect. The 80s remixed that, with a large chunk of the original removed like before, sounded great. The New Series bring that back and makes it sounds great.
What does Murray Gold do for Series 5? He adds to the theme. Why? 47 years, NOBODY complained that the theme sounded empty, or uninteresting. Why fix something that is not broke?
If you're reading this and not fully understanding what I refer to, please listen to the 7B theme, very carefully, then the 50th's closing credits. Tell me what the difference is.
Every episode of Colin Baker's Doctor Who tenure? Playing AT THE SAME TIME?!?!
Am I in heavan? First the Series 8 trailer now this? Pinch me.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Weird and Wonderful
Well, this trailer brought excitement to a rather uneventful World Cup Final! How noble of Doctor Who to do that!
Also, I still don't think it's Davros. He really doesn't sound like a Dalek.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer
Planet of the Daleks was my first Pertwee story, and I absolutely love it. It's definitely my favourite story from his era, and I can't get enough of it. The Daleks definitely work very well, and it's nice to see Thals in glorious colour!. The Time Warrior and Planet of the Spiders are another 2 stories that I regard quite highly.
3 weeks ago on The 3rd Doctor: Five Favourites
What?!? No it wasn't! The Stolen Earth was CLEARLY after Remembrance, it's even said in the episode that Davros died in the first year of the Time War!
3 weeks ago on Series 8: New Teaser Trailer “I see into your soul, Doctor”
I'm not crazy about the title. At all.
But 75 minutes for Deep Breath? ABSOLUTELY!
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Dalek Story Details for Series 8?
Battle Computer? I'm confused there.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Series 8: New Teaser Trailer “I see into your soul, Doctor”
@Creepy_Ghoul @SonicTheHedgehogRules @Huknar @Chris502 I recommend Genesis of the Daleks and Revelation of the Daleks to see the best of Davros in the Classic Series.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Series 8: New Teaser Trailer “I see into your soul, Doctor”
@Creepy_Ghoul I'm unsure if it's the quality of the video, or the speed the video runs at, but I can't seem to find that.
@Creepy_Ghoul @SonicTheHedgehogRules @Huknar @Chris502 Oh, I'm not expecting that in the slightest! XD! He continues his role in Big Finish which is absolutely brilliant. Julian Bleach continues Davros' legacy brilliantly and I adore his performance. But for me, he's just missing that slight little spark.
@Creepy_Ghoul @Chris502 @Huknar Why do the Daleks need to be alongside Davros? I'm certain Davros could be an extremely interesting character on his own.
@Huknar @Chris502 I personally feel Terry Molloy is the best Davros around. There's just this greatness about his portrayal, especially if you've heard the audio story "Davros", he just delivers pure excellence all round.
@Huknar Well, it'll be a fantastic mystery until 23rd August. OOOHHH THE EXCITEMENT!! ^_^
@Ryan Nicholson I'd say it's much more Dalek Emperor like tbh.
@Huknar @SonicTheHedgehogRules Well I feel it would be slightly off if it IS Davros (although I wouldn't mind either way), considering he already did the cryptic and creepy sounding Dalek type voice in Terror Firma. But I'm not going to complain if it IS Davros, I've been wanting him back for years.
But it's so Daleky! My money is still going on a Dalek Time controller.
It cannot be Davros, his voice is much more suttle. It's gotta be the Dalek Time Controller, I can feel it...
That voice, it sounds so so familiar, is it parhaps...
The Dalek Time Controller...? ON TV?!?!
Excitement level through the roof.
Hmm, I sense leakage is abound from this. Still, it's awesome for the people who go, I'd personally love to do this, and it's a shame I live nowhere near Cardiff.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Series 8: Watch Deep Breath First
Hmm, that's rather interesting, but I still don't believe the fact that they aren't able to leave New York ever. Wouldn't there be no Angels left in New York after the Paradox? Or would there just be a few? Besides, it's stated in Summer Falls and Other Stories, Amy and Rory take a holiday in Florida and Washington, so they CAN leave whenever they feel like it. Also, would that mean the Doctor is unable to land in 1930's New York? Because The Chase and Daleks in Manhattaen/Evolution of the Daleks feels compromised there.
Something else that really bothers me was the State of Liberty. How does it move without anyone but the TARDIS crew noticing it or hearing it? Not to mention it's also copper, and hollow. I'm certain statues aren't hollow unless they too were made of metal. And don't they turn their backs on it several times during the story? Why didn't it move after that? Is there someone looking at it constantly for it NOT to move during any other time period? Not to mention the Doctor should've probably felt something was wrong with the Statue of Liberty in Daleks in Manhattan! I'm definitely seeing a loop, a loop of complete confusion.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave
The Doctor can easily see them, I literally poked the plot holes TATM has, I appologise if I've offended you or caused some kind of blasphamy.
With Rose, it was not her choice to go to Pete's World, she was just saved by Pete and got stuck there. It was more emotional for me there because you really felt there was just no way they could see eachother again (Stolen Earth aside). The same goes for Donna, she can't remember the Doctor ever again because of what happened, and it's irriversable.
With Amy and Rory, the Doctor could've easily sent them a message from the past, informing them to go to a location that wasn't 1930's New York, or just to wait it out until the effects of the paradox wear off. I'm sorry, but this is blunt fact with the episode, and a clear plot hole.
Besides, they don't even die. They die because of human limitation, not what the Doctor did. Everyones emotions don't really make sense. They're both alive, ok, living a nice and safe life. It's one of the reasons I sortta dislike The Snowmen, the Doctor mopes around like a little 5 year old because he was essentially not bothered to do the obvious.
My opinion comrade. It isn't being silly in the slightest.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave
Well in that case, it's Amy and Rory's fault they lived out the rest of their lives in 1930's onwards New York. Nothing to blame the Doctor on, as far as I see it.
But Amy decided to travel with the Doctor because she has been a part of her life for most of it, which wasn't the Doctor's choice at all to begin with, he just crashed in her garden.
God Complex was a far superior resolution compared to Angels Take Manhatten (not to mention better episode). The Doctor understood the dangers, and left them be. I'm still annoyed Amy and Rory came back for Series 7 (Remember that one plot point in Asylum hat made no sense? I laughed loads at that.), because they had no need to. They could've helped UNIT, or something.
They ended up in graves because of the Doctor? No no no no no, sir.
Rory was blindsighted by a Weeping Angel, which came out of nowhere, and Amy decided to go back with him, hoping the Angel would send her back to when he was sent back. 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.
Old age was what probably got Amy and Rory in a grave, so the fact that the Doctor (and the audicence in general) felt emotional was completely meaningless and laughable, because they survived, and lived happily ever after.
Did I mention that little paradox in Angels Take zmanhatten could potentially risk the existance of The Chase and the Dalek 2-parter in Series 3? Think about it.
Why wouldn't he dare? It's his characters, I'm certain he's entitled to do whatever he wants with them.
As for being too dark? Well you've already got Cybermen, which are probably the darkest monster in all of Who, you might aswell make them scarier and creepier. Besides, Cybermen are the definition of a moral for medical science, it suits really well.
I'm guessing by you saying "Kicking their butts" implies getting a sledgehammer and completely destroying them. Then go hunting them accross the Universe so they never ever come back. I'd be very happy with that.
Also, that reference to Amy and Rory is purley fan service. Unless they get converted, that is. That would be sweeeeeeeeet.
Weeping Angels? God damnit, what a complete turn off. Ugh...
Hmm, I'm unfamiliar with this writer, but I'm certain he shant disappoint.
Also, if anywhere, I'd prefer the Daleks here, compared to episode 2. I'd prefer a late into the series appearance from them, compared to earlier. Also, I persoanlly wouldn't mind 2 Dalek episodes, if it does happen. If they have interesting plots and conflicts, it would certainly be worth it. Might make up for Aslyum's barrell load of missed opportunities!
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Series 8: The Final Writer?
Aww, people dislike this episode? It's probably the best use of "Cybermen" since the Series 2 2-parter which gave us the Cybusmen. Well, I'd consider Closing Time the best attempt at getting them back to what Cybermen actually are. The part that consistently bothers me is the fact that the Conversion is done entirely wrong to what was said previously. For example, Attack of the Cybermen demonstrates how removal of emotions, memories and feelings are one of the last things done, considering Lytton has already had several body parts and internal organs replaced. The Cybusmen of the New Series also do something similar, to which you are able to hear the person being sliced and diced to become a Cybusman. They don't care for your emotions, they just want you to live without them. This is why I believe Closing Time is a bit of a failure in that department. Secondly, defeated by LOVE? I don't care what anyone says, that's terrible, and I'm certain these are meant to be actual Cybermen, but the fact they are defeated by something as simple as a baby crying just proves the inferiority of the Cybusmen. I've never liked it, but I suppose you can't really argue with people about it. The Cyber-Mats were excellent to bring back, one feature that really should've made it's way onto our screens much sooner. I personally argue they have more organic components than the Cybusmen themselves! But that's just me. Anyway, I definitely feel this episode is superior to all other Cybusmen appearances in the New Series (minus Rise/Age of Steel), and certainly better than the dreadful Nightmare in Silver. Fantastic article sir, excellent job!
3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Common Criticisms of Closing Time
I have the strangest of feelings for whoever Clara is talking to. I'm thinking that whoever it is, that might get reversed at the end of this episode. It's highly likely, considering the last time a close friend of the Doctor's was, well, in a pathetic attempt, "converted", or "upgraded", although probably not the latter.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave
@Temporal_Tomato I call them Cybusmen to distinguish the factions, that way I won't confuse myself. I suppose you are right about it not being New York, after all, Moffat wrote a part for the script where all of a sudden The Doctor can't go back. Ah well, my dreams of Amy becoming better in turning into a Cybusman get shot down here it seems. :')
Wow, these filming pictures are really difficult to figure out what it represents. Cybusmen and graveyards? Also, is this graveyard in New York? Hints and clues. Well, I suppose that's part of the journey.
Excellent, about a week after my birthday! Will be a great gift!
I seriously hope the Limited Edition (if made) isn't a BBC Shop exclusive. I like those LE's. Or they could just not make one altogther, I'd prefer that.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Series 8 DVD / Blu-Ray Dated
But that was the most awesome part of the 80's Cybermen! Not to mention it sounds much better than the generic sounding robot voices the New Series ones have going.
4 weeks ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Returning Characters & Monster
@Amy is Hannibal I have a feeling the reason Alternate Universe Cybermen came to mind is because Russell T Davis loved Big Finish (the reason Nick Briggs was hired, by the way), and Big Finish had already published Spare Parts, which was a sort of "Genesis of the Cybermen" type story, which was a story that was originally meant to be a Fifth Doctor story. They didn't really want to contradict Spare Parts, so they thought it was best to make them from another Universe to keep the idea fresh. If you've read The Essential Doctor Who: Cybermen, it gives you a real in depth development of Cybermen over the course of their 47 year history. It's really fascinating!