The Fastest Thing Alive... and also a huge fan of Colin Baker.
@TheOncomingHurricane @SonicTheHedgehogRules @supermoff of Sherwood @ Notsosmartguy @Ottoman14 @BJAMES Ouch. Well, everyone has an opinion.
30 minutes ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
@The Finn @ilyootha @Antee991166 @Doctor Who-The Master I wouldn't say that. If The Lodger, originally a 1 part comic, got adapted into a full 45 minute episode, I say they're very similar, especially if a book series has an ongoing arc. Is Harry Potter a good example of that? I'm not too sure.
54 minutes ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
@joe4 @SonicTheHedgehogRules @Planet of the Deaf @Sephora is Scottish now Absolutely agree. The removing limbs and heads bothered the hell out of me, because it essentially proved a theory I have considering the Cybermen of the New Series; There's nothing inside them, they feel like the most generic robots the show has ever had. Shame really, Cyberman are my second favourite monster!
57 minutes ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
@TheOncomingHurricane @SonicTheHedgehogRules @supermoff of Sherwood @ Notsosmartguy @Ottoman14 @BJAMES No way people dislike A Town Called Mercy. It has the perfect balance of, well, everything! Defo my pick for best of Series 7.
1 hour, 6 minutes ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
@Planet of the Deaf @SonicTheHedgehogRules @joe4 I honestly don't see it. They feel generic and rather dull, roles that could probably be taken up by Rutans to be honest. If I ever bother to make a list of my preferred episodes, I know for a certain that Earthshock will be the top, TATM will be bottom, and The Crimson Horror will be right in the middle of that list, separating the good and the bad.
1 hour, 11 minutes ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
@Planet of the Deaf @SonicTheHedgehogRules @joe4 @Sephora is Scottish now All they had to do was watch and study such great episodes and audios like The Tenth Planet, Tomb of the Cybermen, Earthshock (the greatest piece of Doctor Who work ever put on a television), Real Time and the Cyberman audio series, and then observe and take note of elements from Revenge, Attack, and Silver Nemesis. Mish mash that all together, adding a plot that doesn't involve shoehorning the older Cyberman costumes, and just have them straight up eradicating people on the spot. No deleting, no upgrading, no Cyber-Planner with emotions. Just destroying, creepy voices, and a less laughable costume. Take the elements of what made them good, and remove the stuff that made them awful.
1 hour, 14 minutes ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
@TheOncomingHurricane @SonicTheHedgehogRules @supermoff of Sherwood @ Notsosmartguy @Ottoman14 @BJAMES Well, didn't stop them from filming the excellent A Town Called Mercy in Spain. They can improvise, I'm sure of it! ^_^
1 hour, 18 minutes ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
@supermoff of Sherwood @ Notsosmartguy @Ottoman14 @SonicTheHedgehogRules @BJAMES I seriously want them to do more episodes in America. I'd rather they not limit themselves with England, and go beyond! Hey, with Peter Jackson wanting to direct an episode in New Zealand, why stop there? Australia sounds awesome, Japan would be excellent, and why not Canada? Endless places to explore with unlimited potential, such as the catacombs in Paris! Imagine an episode set during THAT?!?!
1 hour, 20 minutes ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
@Ottoman14 @SonicTheHedgehogRules @BJAMES The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon, The Snowmen, and the Doctor trilogy are examples of excellence on Moffat's part during his showrunning tenure. Then besides The Eleventh Hour and the Series 5 finale, I'm not really a fan of anything else he's written. Imo, The Girl in the Fireplace is his best episode ever. I have yet to see something topple that. Everytime I watch it, I get that sensation I used to get as a kid watching Disney movies, and how kinda tragic they were at a certain point. Also the only DW episode to get me a little teary, so plus 1 for Moff on that one.
1 hour, 31 minutes ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
@joe4 @Sephora is Scottish now You know, with The Doctor's Wife under his belt before hand (probably the best of Series 6), you really gotta question, how did he get it so utterly, utterly wrong? It's not even hard to revive Cybermen, so it makes me wonder.
1 hour, 36 minutes ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
@TheOncomingHurricane @ilyootha @supermoff of Sherwood @SonicTheHedgehogRules You know, I'd be curious to know what it would be like if Moffat wrote it. I sense everyone would change their tune a little for him.
1 hour, 39 minutes ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
@joe4 @SonicTheHedgehogRules You know something really funny about The Crimson Horror? Since it's initial broadcast, I haven't the slightest opinion on it. Nothing about it is memorable, characters are rather basic, setting is a little dull, and the monster is a little average. Overall, it's just average. It's there, it exists. It isn't bad, but it isn't good either. Everytime I watch it I just feel nothing towards it. No fault on the acting or writing, but I probably blame it's placement, what with being sandwiched between 2 episodes people were really interested in (one similar to Asylum, in which it had big ideas and plans that weren't really used correctly, and the other one was probably the worst appearance for the monster. Well, the New Series version anyway). Considering how Into the Dalek played out, I think a little silliness and comedy is a nice way to balance out the series, especially considering Mummy on the Orient Express (my personal pick for biggest hype for Series 8), so I'm defo looking forward to it.
1 hour, 45 minutes ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
@BJAMES Imagine it, a series full of brilliant The Waters of Mars and Into The Dalek's type episodes. It's a dream I wish to become a reality.
1 hour, 49 minutes ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
Oh hey, I really enjoyed the Alex Rider when I was younger. A talented writer would be an excellent choice, regardless their contributions to Who.
Althought I'm unsure why it's still a debate as to who will succeed Moffat. It's so clearly Mark Gatiss, anyone else would be a genuin shock. An Adventure in Space and Time is proof enough Gatiss can write somehing brilliant. Imo, his last bad episode was Night Terrors, so I'm sure he'd do well, if he were chosen.
2 hours ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
What I love about that first point is how that scene is done. Attack of the Toy Daleks! This episode also got me super interested in Danny Pink. I'm dying to know more about him.
2 days, 8 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Into the Dalek
Why is it rather low for Doctor Who? It's Daleks! Everyone loves Daleks!
2 days, 10 hours ago on Into the Dalek UK Ratings
Absolutely Doctor, there is no such thing as Robin Hood. Cannot wait for this one.
3 days, 2 hours ago on Next Time: Robot of Sherwood
I was surprisingly pleased with this episode. It certainly delivered on the Dalek killing elements, and that worked rather well for Daleks! Also seeing one with emotions was an interesting take. Another element from the story, you GOTTA love the attack of the Dalek toys! BRILLIANT! Definitely better than Asylum of the Daleks, by far. I also like how the Doctor feels alot more distant and darker, it's great to make an impact on other characters. Ouch, the slap. ;)
3 days, 2 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
@Mikeyboss182 @SonicTheHedgehogRules You won't know what high pitched is until you hear a theme used only twice (I think) during Pertwee's run. Alternatively, there's an entire series on Youtube that has every theme song at high pitched. They sound surprisingly great!
4 days, 8 hours ago on Examining Series 8′s New Title Sequence
@Mikeyboss182 I love the McCoy one! What's wrong with it?
4 days, 9 hours ago on Examining Series 8′s New Title Sequence
Hi Danny Pink! Welcome to the insanity!
4 days, 9 hours ago on Into The Dalek Clips
Absolutely agree with this article.
The more I heard that counter melody from Series 5 onwards, the more I started to absolutely deteste it. It just felt wrong to me, something that shouldn't be in the theme at all (makes for a nice 11th Doctor era stable, though). While Series 7B has a slight improvement in composition, further problems are highlighted, with more emphasis on the counter melody, and an increase in orchestral elements. I like orchestral elements, but for a program for which's music for 26 year prior was almost entirly electronic, I certainly felt it was lacking. The 50th's closing credits also sounds a tad better, but because of the emphasis on the counter melody, it comes out sounding empty, and hollow.
Series 8 absolutely does what should've been after Series 4. It sounds great, amazing classic series and electronic vibes, and it actually sounds a little creepy! It's what the theme should be, this piece of music that opens you up to a word of scares, weirdness, wonderfulness and one amazing character we've had for 50 years.
The theme itself is an excellent rendition, and I can certainly enjoy it after 4 years of listening to that annoying counter melody. It's definetly what the show needed. Although personally, I'll still take the three 80's versions over this one. Nothi beats that 80's synth!
4 days, 10 hours ago on Examining Series 8′s New Title Sequence
DWTV. Why do you make me choose. This isn't fair! I love them both! >_<
5 days, 5 hours ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath
@yoshfiction @SonicTheHedgehogRules @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @TardisBoy In fact, the only reason I got a Wii U was for Lost World! I still think it was rather worth it, and at least I now have a Wii U for the upcoming Smash Bros game. Besides Doctor Who, of course, that is the thing I'm most looking forward to this year. As for Free Riders, there's no way I'm interested in that one. I'm certainly not shilling out £100 for a spy camera. I hate games with gimmick controls.
6 days, 4 hours ago on Doctor Who Officially Invades Minecraft
@yoshfiction @SonicTheHedgehogRules @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @TardisBoy In fact, the only reason I got a Wii U was for Lost World! I still think it was rather worth it, and at least I now have a Wii U for the upcoming Smash Bros game. Besides Doctor Who, of course, that is the thing I'm most looking forward to this year.
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @TardisBoy Let's be honest, there are gamers who are pretty dedicated to the hobby, and they usually find a way around price issues. I for one find myself buying multiple versions of Sonic the Hedgehog games, and that's mainly because I'm a nerdy super fan. I have the original game about 6 or 7 times now, I lost count. If you love your hobby, you'll dedicate yourself to it!
I guess this gives me a reason to buy Minecraft on the Xbox 360. But I got bored, and probably more frustrated with the game following the release of that ridiculous and stupid hunger bar. Kills the fun in the game for me, and I was playing in the Beta days. BUT THIS IS A DOCTOR WHO SITE, why am I rambling about my experiences with Minecraft?
6 days, 5 hours ago on Doctor Who Officially Invades Minecraft
Lookin' super cool. INTO THE DALEK HYPE!!
6 days, 5 hours ago on Into The Dalek Clips
Is this the actual prequel to the story, or is there a proper one? I remember hearing about that. I'm probably more interested to see the TARDIS land in the prehistoric times rather than Strax tell us things we already know, as funny as they are. Ah well, that's what the DVD/Blu-Ray releases are for.
6 days, 7 hours ago on Watch the Deep Breath Cinema “Prequel”
@luckypenny @TARDlSkey @supermoff Best thing to do is always avoid Facebook, Youtube and Tumblr comments. They're probably the least pleasant places to look for just about anything negative. At least on DWTV we can have really great discussions about certain topics, such as the one in this article! Constructive discussion with backed up facts is always the best. Erm, probably...
6 days, 23 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
@MeglosProductions Maybe it's a big deal because Silurian/Human relations. That's different enough to be discussed, isn't it? I personally think there's isn't anything at all wrong with it, but some people can make the biggest cases for the smallest of things.
@luckypenny @TARDlSkey @The Finn @PaulJohnEric The only controversial scene I could think of from the story was the Doctor abandoning Clara. That scene literally just made me go "Wow, we got a crazy Doctor here". Everything was either absolutely fine to me, or in the case of Strax trying to kill himself, highly out of Sontaran character.
Hey, you know what I wanna know relating this scene? What Michael Grade would think! Will he write an angry letter to the BBC? TUNE IN NEXT TIME!
Now, when this scene appeared during the story, I thought absolutely nothing about it, and didn't really think of it until I read the article title. Whilst a Lizard lady and a young girl probably isn't the best example to show off the topic of same sex relationships, I feel Vastra and Jenny's relationship is probably done the best in Deep Breath, and this scene really highlights it. If someone gets bothered by this scene, I've really gotta question as to why they're bothered by it. We live in the 21st Century after all, I'm sure this should be considered normal now. I mean, we have MUCH stranger things that can be viewed upon, thanks to the internet, and probably music culture in general, so this is hardly an issue anymore. Scene is fantastic, and I'll probably never think of it again following this comment, considering it's rather normal now!
@TheCapaldiMasterplan @SonicTheHedgehogRules @CharlieFulcher Well in that case, The Waters of Mars makes up for the 2009 appearance, and Day of the Doctor/Time of the Doctor makes up for the 2013 appearances. If THAT'S the case, why do we need full length Dalek stories to begin with? If a cameo is enough to continue the agreement, I don't really see the need. I mean, the 5th Doctor encountered the Daleks in his third to last story, so that has to mean something for the New Series, does it not?
1 week ago on Into the Dalek Promo Pics
@TheCapaldiMasterplan @SonicTheHedgehogRules I'd argue that factor makes them the Cybusmen, by pure inclusion of them. If Nightmare in Silver did a "redesign just turns up" type thing, with no previous costumes lying around on display, I'd have a much better opinion on the story, and would then probably give the "Cybermen" less criticism. But they did the Victory of the Daleks route and show the new models replacing the old ones. Why not introduce a redesign without the hassle of featuring the old ones in the same bloody story? Day of the Daleks, Dalek, and arguably every Classic Cyberman story do a better job in the "introducing a new design" aspect. Then again Nightmare in Silver is terrible, so I don't blame it's poor decisions.
Not the story I referred to. At least you KNOW in that story the Cybermen aren't the real ones.
@CharlieFulcher Was that actually confirmed to be true? That's what I personally believe, but it still feels odd. I mean, the Daleks had a less than a minute cameo for Series 6, does that count for the agreement?
@The Administrator @Antee991166 At least the Paradigm Daleks are still proper Daleks. I'm surprised people don't moan about a certain other silver monster that has been around for a long period of time and were ruined by a specific episode...
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey I personally feel it would've been better in the latter 6 episodes of Series 8. When was the last time we had a Dalek later on in a series? Revelation of the Daleks comes to mind (last from Season 22), so it would be nice to return to said formula.
Most exciting indeed. 12TH DOCTOR VS DALEKS HYPE!!!
@Beasts_a_Snarling @SonicTheHedgehogRules But you can see the inside of his head, it's clearly not got a brain there, not to mention his hands are different. You're probably correct in a sense.
1 week, 1 day ago on Whodunnit? The Fate of the Half-Face Man
Hang on, the Half-Face Man isn't alive to begin with, so it isn't murder either way! He's a robot, I would consider his mentality is human, rather than his actual anatomy.
I'm not really too bothered by this scene. It probably touches on morality issues that the Doctor may have, and if anything, it would probably be best to leave it ambiguous. This leads more into the Twelfth Doctor being much more mysterious and unpredictable, which is definitely a good thing.
On an interesting note, I'm surprised DWTV hasn't put up a post with the new theme, considering that was probably the second biggest surprise from that story.
1 week, 2 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Deep Breath
@Jenna Coleslaw @SonicTheHedgehogRules I think you're confusing what I said. I'm not saying all girls are fangirls, goodness no. When I say Fangirls, I refer to those who only watch the program for a specific aspect, ie, David Tennant, Matt Smith. My issue with the scene is that is caters to those people more than anyone else. Again, I still think it's a beautiful scene, cus I too got really used to the 11th Doctor, and watching Deep Breath was weird with a new Doctor, but I moved on, and accepted the change, because that's essentially what Doctor Who is about, and it's main premise.
1 week, 2 days ago on Moffat on THAT Deep Breath Cameo
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @SonicTheHedgehogRules Was there any doubt though? He did an absolutely fantastic job, I cannot wait to see more of Peter! ^_^
I adored this scene, it was absolutely great for Clara's character. It was also really heart warming, because you'd kinda expect this from the 11th Doctor.
Although, as a down side, this scene was probably more for the fangirls than anything else. Clara was the representation if the fangirls, and it was the 11th Doctor reassuring them it's the same show. Now I'm unsure about anyone reading this, but this is how I feel of the scene. I still loved it though. One of the best scenes from the episode.
@MrRazza, General Rogue Timelord Identifier I really liked that scene, as it was more for Clara's character than anything else. But personally, is was most likely written for the fangirls. It's basically Matt Smith telling them the show is going to be fine without Doctor number 11.
1 week, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
@Huknar @SonicTheHedgehogRules It could be better in the sense that it can sound a little LESS electronic, but I'm honestly fine with how it is. The theme has honestly been better than is has been since 2010, and that's all I can ask for.