The Fastest Thing Alive... and also a huge fan of Colin Baker.
Better than nothing.
9 hours, 22 minutes ago on “Doctor Who Extra” Announced
Ahh you killjoy. Get a sense of humor! =P
9 hours, 23 minutes ago on Chris Addison to Guest in Series 8 Finale
@Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd @SonicTheHedgehogRules It was Prisoners of Time, volume 4 with the 4th Doctor. Quite interesting that. Would be even more interesting to see what combos of Classic Doctor/Modern Monster would work well. I say The Silence with the 2nd Doctor. That just sounds like a perfect match.
10 hours, 28 minutes ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Smith & Jones
Mr.s Finnegan always creeped the bajesus out of me. Especially the part with the blood sucking through a straw. Ugh, hearing that sound, makes it sound horrible. Judoon are also a nice addition to the Doctor Who Universe (FUN FACT: Judoon are the only New Who species to face a Classic Doctor. Well, as far as I'm aware anyway), and it is rather nice to have space police. Excellent opening for my second favorite series of the revival, and I find alot of people give this story a hard time.
10 hours, 51 minutes ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Smith & Jones
Why is everyone complaining about this being a BBC iPlayer exclusive? You DO realize someone is going to post these on Youtube anyway, not to mention these are probably going on The Complete Eighth Series box set. I'm almost certain the World Tour is enough for fans outside the UK, considering it is us in the UK who pay for the program to begin with.
13 hours, 52 minutes ago on “Doctor Who Extra” Announced
I'm glad that Robots of Sherwood addressed my one point of confusion with the character selection. I mean, I knew Robin Hood wasn't a real person, so I was rather confused as to why he was in the story. Sounds a bit like a "book characters come to life" type story. Sounds interesting, to say the least.
14 hours, 27 minutes ago on Details on Series 8′s First Four Episodes
@Gustaff @SonicTheHedgehogRules That... that is actually quite disappointing to learn. I thought that voice was some all powerful character that was in on the whole thing, or something. Well darn. Well, there is still the question of that Woman in the Shop. Still no idea who that is.
14 hours, 29 minutes ago on Details on Series 8′s First Four Episodes
@Gustaff @SonicTheHedgehogRules I'll be honest, the only answer I want from Moffat was who that person was saying "Silence Will Fall" in the Series 5 finale, I think. Damn, I really wanna know who that is. And this woman too, I cannot for the life of me recall something about a woman in a shop.
14 hours, 33 minutes ago on Details on Series 8′s First Four Episodes
@Gustaff You know, I read the Woman in the Shop part, and the first thought I got was "Who's the Woman in the Shop?". I honestly don't remember if this character has appeared before, XD
14 hours, 36 minutes ago on Details on Series 8′s First Four Episodes
Basically, Confidential is back? Absolutley fantastic, I missed all the behind the scenes goodness.
21 hours, 15 minutes ago on “Doctor Who Extra” Announced
Reading them again, I can probably guarantee that The Mummy on the Orient Express is probably going to be my favorite of the whole Series. It sounds so dark and foreboding! 4 DAY AWAY HYPE!!!
1 day, 18 hours ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
These episodes actually sound really amazing. Just from these teases alone I wish to see them all!
1 day, 19 hours ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
Hmm, I wonder how many days until Series 8 comes back. If only there was a floating piece of paper telling me!
1 day, 19 hours ago on Series 8: 4 Days Teaser
Hmm, I'm not too fond of Chris Addison since he took Frankie Boyle's seat on Mock the Week, but he is a little funny. Ah well, the more guest starts, the merrier.
1 day, 19 hours ago on Chris Addison to Guest in Series 8 Finale
Hey! There's Strax! I was wondering where he went off to.
Love the images, seems as if the Doctor can't quite get his costume together throughout the story.
1 day, 22 hours ago on Series 8: Deep Breath New Pics
Into The Dalek, mainly because it's the triumphant return of Phil Ford!
2 days, 14 hours ago on Poll: Your Most Anticipated Series 8 Story (Eps 1-6)
I insist on this cover being a poster. This is just too awesome for a magazine.
2 days, 18 hours ago on Radio Times: Series 8 Cover
Flatline and Into The Forest of the Night sound interesting for me. Good episode titles this year.
Also, Moffat co-writing episodes? That's rather new.
2 days, 18 hours ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed
That's a shame if it's true. I've seriously enjoyed Clara, an absolutely amazing companion to watch.
4 days, 8 hours ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
@Deus_Ex_Machina Isn't it the BBC writing these synopsis? Not to mention Phil Ford is writing Into The Dalek. Nothing to do with Moffat.
6 days, 10 hours ago on Into The Dalek BBC Synopsis
@The Finn @SonicTheHedgehogRules The point of a synopsis is to give you a small idea of the plot. I find it unusual this one doesn't really tell me anything.
Hmm, doesn't really tell me much in terms of plot. Ah well, Dalek action is always nice, and especially good with a new Doctor, this way we can get the Daleks out the way nice and early to make way for new monsters.
6 days, 19 hours ago on Into The Dalek BBC Synopsis
@Ottoman14 @SonicTheHedgehogRules I'm not really saying I don't like Tomb, Tomb is an excellent story, my favorite Troughton one, it's just that when lots of people talk about Tomb here, they deem it as some kind of high point, and I genuinely do not see it. It's still fantastic, no doubt about it. I'll bring up Real Time again to highlight the voices, and I believe that style of voices are done better there than they are in the 80's. Much deeper, darker, and a little creepy. I wish they brought it back, the monotone speech kind of becomes an ear sore after a while. They probably feel fake because of the way the costumes look, and I'll be honest, they don't look great in the show themselves. Those specific costumes, do however, somehow managed to look absolutely amazing in drawn pictures (like Target Novel covers), in the comics, and even the Character Options figures look much better than the real deal, and I'm guessing it's because they removed that baggy, pilots uniform look for a more stable, metal fused fabric like appearance. Something else about the design that I quite like is the fact that their arms and legs are quite long. I like that little detail, as you can tell that can't possibly be entirely human underneath, like only parts of the arms and legs have human parts, the rest is all plastic, metal and cybernetics, giving it it's length. An ultimate Cyberman design and characteristics would essentially reflect everything that made Cybermen good, into one awesome thing. Too bad Nightmare in Silver totally screwed that opportunity up. I'm sure we'll get another try next redesign.
1 week ago on Talalay Talks “Action-Packed, Emotional” Series 8 Finale
@DuncanKnifton @SonicTheHedgehogRules As in more than 2 companions. Like the First and Fifth Doctor's run, they had a fully fledged TARDIS crew! I miss that...
1 week ago on Coleman on Clara and Danny in Series 8
This sounds like a very efficient story. Sure, Doctor Who isn't a soap, but it isn't stricly a sci-fi show. If written well, Doctor Who can be a fantastic period piece, dark drama, or a comedy. With elements from all of those, and more, Doctor Who is just fantastic.
Although we have to all remember. Doctor Who is a sci-fi show first, and that's why we love it.
Danny Pink sounds like a really interesting character. I can't wait to see him in action, and also hope he joins the TARDIS. We need a modern TARDIS crew!
Colin Baker. The Sixth Doctor. Personally? He's my favorite incarnation of the Time Lord. There's something so interesting about this particular incarnation. He ditches his nice guy attitude from previous incarnations to something that's a little less nonsense and a bit more straight to the point. His clothing screams alien. but maybe that was so everyone knew he was there, in their presence. I still want a replica of that jacket, BBC! I don't care how much it is, JUST GIMMIE!!! But seriously though, his costume is absolutely amazing, and perhaps the most detailed and eccentric thing the Doctor has ever worn in all his lives. His tenure without a Sonic is also a beneficial one, I feel. A bit more hands on and grittier with the situation at hand, and less "flick a switch to make stuff happen". I love the Sixth Doctor. I have all his episodes, I plan on getting all his Doctor Who Magazine strips, and one day, get every one of his Big Finish audio stories. I've always thought that when someone has a favorite Doctor, they pick it because it reflects a small part of their personality, and that's how I feel with the 6th Doctor. Colin Baker brought this incarnation alive and I cannot thank him enough for making his mark on a wonderful show.
1 week, 1 day ago on In Defense of Colin Baker
@yolt13 @Polyphase Alternatively, they shouldn't waste money on a poor design and give them a design that actually looks good. Seems to have worked well for the Daleks, and they wasted money on a redesign they don't even use anymore! XD
1 week, 1 day ago on Dawn of the New Doctor
@Whovian2000 Ledgendary? The Invasion is considered legendary? This is the first I'm hearing of it. I'll have to agree with you though, The Invasion does take it's time to start rolling out the good stuff. It's still better than Silver Nemesis, and MILES better than Nightmare in Silver, so at least that gives The Invasion credit. That and it introducing the most iconic Cyberman look. I miss the bigger headed Cybermen, now it's all this modern and hip small heads.
@NeutronFlow @SonicTheHedgehogRules And it's a nightmare I believe we'll never recover from. I've essentially lost hope for Cybermen to regain any previous spirit they had in the Classics. Do you know something really interesting though? There is an alternate Universe, in which Spare Parts was never written, and Rise of the Cybermen/Age of Steel was just Spare Parts for TV. At the cost of a really well written audio, I'd probably prefer to live in that world.
TIME TRAVEL. That is the answer.
1 week, 1 day ago on Capaldi’s Hint On Past Whoniverse Appearances
I was meaning to go and get that. Should probably go get that and Shakedown, actually.
Debates and discussions are just amazing. Everyone gets their point in and we can all discuss it in major detail!
@AztecsDaleksAndCavemen @SonicTheHedgehogRules I should probably clear up my point. Cybermen should be at a mid-point between robotic and humanity. They don't act robotic, but neither do they act human. Logical, emotionless, cold. The voice should be the main opening to this realization, think of it as a doorway to a nightmare. No stomping, no computer phrases, no removing of a weakness with the snap of a finger, no removing limbs. There's a fantastic cross-section image of a Tomb Cyberman that shows you what a Cyberman of the New Series should, by all accounts, be. I suppose to better understand by point, you should go check out Real Time by Big Finish, and the Doctor Who Anime, by Okaking. Both of these are what I persevere to be Cybermen. Too bad they're violent, that's pretty much the only way you can do Cybermen properly anyway.
1 week, 2 days ago on Dawn of the New Doctor
@AztecsDaleksAndCavemen @SonicTheHedgehogRules What's the point of being a robot that needs flesh? That doesn't make any sense. Cybermen wish to save people from emotions like pain, loss, suffering. Turning them into near robots defeats the point of Cybermen to begin with. It makes them terribly unscary and rather generic if they turn into robots. Might aswell rename them and make them run around screaming Delete and Upgrade at the top of their monotone speechboxes. Oh, wait, they pretty much do that already, don't they? I will accept the fact that, in a realistic point of view, yeah. Cybermen that can upgrade on a whim is very interesting, but for the sake of a plot in a story, it's terrible. I'm not really seeing the human face if you ask me. It looks much more bland and uninteresting, which is a huge contrast to the body design. Are the Cybermen reading Iron Man comic books? What happened to good old chest panels? Flashing buttons and lights all over, it's more interesting than an Iron Man core, or, better yet, a stupid corporate brand logo.
@AztecsDaleksAndCavemen @SonicTheHedgehogRules The Cybermen are my second favorite monsters, right behind Davros. I'm going to have to disagree with you there. I don't believe making them more efficient at the cost of removing everything that made them Cybermen is worth it. I also really love how you call them Cybermen machines! That's highlighting a point I've made many times before, which was the Cybermen of the New Series are more like robots than anything! If they start removing heads and hands, who says they won't pull a C-3PO in Empire Strikes Back? Nightmare in Silver is the defining episode of how Cybermen in the New Series have nothing inside them. If they did, they would most certainly be gushing pools of blood (or at the very least, white foam from Tomb of the Cybermen, or that green blood thing from Attack of the Cybermen). What's the point of having a monster than can simply say "Upgrade in Progress" to remove it's weakness? It kills plot dilemmas featuring them. At the moment, Cybermen are the Superman of Doctor Who. It's so overpowered I can imagine people struggling to think of something genius including them. It still baffles me how Neil Gaimen goes from a gem like The Doctor's Wife to this burst piece of Rassilon's toast.
Well, if only Season 27 came into production. The Cybermen story planned for that season sounded like a pure gem.
Honestly, I'm the opposite for Nightmare in Silver. The acting barely phases me over the way Neil Gaimen sensesly destroys the Cybermen, in which they become nothing but mere fodder to a ridiculous sentient Cyber Planner, who has emotions, something that shocks me to the bone. Their overpoweredness to just upgrade on a whim, their sudden decision to remove limbs on the fly, and then that ridiculous bullet time, as a hardcore Cyberman fan, it crushed my heart. Neil Gaimen just killed them for me. What was supposed to be a revival turned into an absolute mess of a story. For me, it's the 3rd worst from Series 7. I fear for the finale of Series 8, I really do.
I absolutely agree with you that they haven't been good at all in the New Series. This has essentially been a chain of events that started with Rise of the Cybermen/Age of Steel, which is rather ironic, considering that an episode featuring alternate Universe Cybermen is the best of the New Series to feature a monster with the name of Cybermen. They essentially got progressively worse after that (with the exception of Closing Time. At least they tried that time), with Nightmare in Silver being the absolute worst.
I have low hopes for that finale in terms of the Cybermen. I meant, we had Nightmare before, with a shoddy cameo in Time of the Doctor that made them feel even more like robots. I'm certain Nick Briggs is the only one who can save them.
Damn, Nightmare in Silver above Silver Nemesis? Sheesh, Silver Nemesis is my least favourite Classic I own, but the Cybermen are certainly nothing to do with that episodes short comings. I'd love to know your opinion.
It's a great reintroduction, sure. It stops being entertaining when they merge with the real deal because they were too lazy to bring them back properly. That's a silly plot point and I refuse to believe it.
Revenge of the Cyberman can be excused, it was the 70's after all.
The 80's? I wholeheartedly disagree. Think of it from this perspective, the 80's nailed, no, perfected their speech. It got to that midpoint between human and robotic that gives you a sense of not only their lost humanity, but you can really feel there's something remaining inside, almost as if that small essense of humanity in the voices is a cry for help. Giving a pure robotic voice? While they might sound chilling (more so in Big Finish than the 60's), it feels empty and hollow, and rather unforfilling for me. This is why I believe the New Series is unable to understand Cybermen. Giving Cybermen a pure human, yet monotone voice? We get Revenge of the Cybermen. We require a midpoint. Cybermen are cyborgs, pure and simple. Rather than remove any evidence of something inside (AKA the Cybusmen and Nightmare in Silver), we need to be reminded there's something in there. The gruesome horror that is a Cybermen is best shown through it's voice. During a conversion process, if you hear the person scream as they're ripped apart and reassembled, only to hear their voice loose it's humanity and turn into this half human, half robotic style of speech (1980's style), you, as the viewer, sense the terror and fear the Cybermen. As a concept, the Cybermen are the most terrifying monster in all of Doctor Who, there's nothing that beats it.
My point is, while a monotone voice may be chilling under very limited situations (Tomb's Cybermen speech can be rather illegible sometimes), hearing a small vestege of a human is much better, because you know there's something in there. The New Series, and Nightmare in Silver especially (looking at YOU removable head and hand, what a STUPID scene), make me, as a viewer, feel their more like robots than the emotionless Cyborgs they really are. If you wish to know what real Cybermen are, an audio from Big Finish, titled Real Time, is the best demonstration for this. They are at the point of universal perfection, and EXACTLY what a Cyberman should be. Alternativly, Earthshock for your viewing pleasure. The highlight of the Cybermen of the Classic Series, and so far, I have yet to see an episode that comes even close to Earthshock's high high standards of perfection.
But that's just me. Everyone has a fasination with Tomb and I honestly don't get it. Is that the only episode from 1960's Classic coverts bother watching? I'm rather curious.
1 week, 2 days ago on Talalay Talks “Action-Packed, Emotional” Series 8 Finale
My biggest point of interest is something I want them to address in Deep Breath. We all need to remember, the 12th Doctor isn't just a new Doctor, he's the first incarnation of a new regeneration cycle. What does that do to a Time Lord? How does it make him feel? Is it something that can change his anatomy? These are my small queries, along with your standard new Doctor questions. Hey, this seems to be a once in a lifetime opportunity, I'd love them to address it here and now.
@TheIdleIdol They're quite good voices, I suppose. Bit too monotone for my liking. I'll be honest though, I think Big Finish do the voices for Cybermen MUUCH better, and they sound much more chilling than they do in Tomb, or The Moonbase. Spare Parts and "The Cybermen" series are really good examples of these voices.
@Liana21 @SonicTheHedgehogRules @no_tweeter Tomb is really good, but I don't particularly understand everyone's fascination with it. Especially with the voices, I sometimes have difficulty understanding them, and it's certainly more apparent in the Big Finish stories featuring Cybermen! =P
@awkward912 @SonicTheHedgehogRules They've all consisted of cameos. Not to mention they're still suffering from the Cybusmen, which clearly rubs off on Moffat. Besides, we only saw them at St. Paul's Cathedral, reusing a location shoot from 43 years ago doesn't automatically make it amazing.
@robohappy @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey For me personally, Time of the Doctor, from a certain perspective, is quite rushed. Throughout Series 7, they were building up to something about the Doctor's big secrets and his grave. Then the War Doctor shows up (I have no complaints, the 50th is far from perfect but it's still a fantastic episode), and then the 50th happens, then we return to the Doctor in Time and it seems as if many enemies and plot elements are sort of thrown into his face, and he has to kinda just put up with it. My personal issue with the enemies in the story are the Weeping Angels. I hate them with a passion already, so to just see them placed RANDOMLY in the story doesn't make the slightest of sense. The Sontarans, oh poor them, being misused and terribly written since Series 5. A shame, really. And the Cybermen? Essentially returning to their Cybusmen form, so essentially a reverse evolution. The Daleks are flawless, so no complaints there, and the Silence are excellent too. Basically, you watch Time of the Doctor for the regeneration, which is about at the last 20 minutes or so, the rest of the episode seems more like a catch up from all of Series 5, 6 and 7. But that's just me, the story is still a joy to watch (except the inclusion of the Weeping Angels, that was stupid), and that regeneration always gets to you. Although, I'll be entirely honest, the End of Time does a slightly better job at finishing off Tennant's era better than Time rounds off Smith's (although Smith's Regeneration scene is better than Tennant's for me).
@no_tweeter @SonicTheHedgehogRules Ah, Earthshock. Best Cyberman story, best 5th Doctor story, best 1980's story, best Classic story, best episode ever. Well, in my opinion anyway. Cannot get enough of the perfection that is Earthshock. If they did a modern version of that, with well written Cybermen that aren't the robots they are in the New Series, I would forgive the previous mistakes.
Well I certainly like the redecoration. Looks rather warm and homely!
1 week, 2 days ago on Deep Breath TV Trailer
Let's hope the Cybermen are written properly this time, or as close to proper as we can get these days.
Well at least we have writers and directors booked up for this year's episodes. I'm sure Peter Jackson will do something for Series 9, provided he isn't occupied with something else.
1 week, 3 days ago on 2014′s Christmas Special Director