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@Distilledoreo I agree, I'd really like to see a regeneration episode which doesn't try to be so 'epic.' We've yet to have one of those in New Who (including McGann, though The Night of the Doctor was superb so I'll let that one off). I'm no expert, but as far as I'm aware the classic Who regenerations weren't as big an event.
4 weeks ago on Capaldi Doesn’t Plan to Regenerate “For a While”
I genuinely thought she left at the end of Death In Heaven. I was surprised to see her in the preview for the Christmas special.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Moffat Can’t Confirm Jenna Coleman for Series 9
1, 5, 8, 3, 7, 6, 2, and 4. Okay, there's a little bit of hypocrisy going on here. I love Series 1's finale despite the deus ex machina ending, but then I hate Series 4's finale because of the deus ex machina ending (though in fairness there were other things wrong with that finale - RTD tried to make it far too epic by bringing back so many companions, and it made the Daleks look incredibly stupid whilst Series 1 made them look mad (in a good way)). Honestly, I don't think any of the finales are that good besides Series 1 and 5. Death in Heaven was good but a bit of a let down from Dark Water, a problem which Series 3 also suffers from, whilst Series 6 was a mess.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Finale Face-Off (Series 1-8)
I thought Clara had left now?
1 month ago on 2014 Christmas Special: Children in Need Clip
@Stradiwhovius That's the main question I have too. I don't really remember Missy mentioning how she "chose" Clara.
1 month, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven
@TardisBoy is the Mistress I agree. I hope she's back, because she's a brilliant Master.
@The Lazy Cat Needs Her Inhaler They both lied. I think it was an acceptance from both of them that they couldn't carry on.
@Pipnant @thebluetooth @Handles Perhaps it was because he trusted her for a change and thought that Gallifrey was back? The look when he turned away from the TARDIS door seemed to suggest, "What have I done?" to me.
Err... Hang on. Surely Missy can't have died? She would have collapsed and regenerated, or at least collapsed and refused to regenerate?
Not sure how I rate it. I thought it was good, but I don't feel satisfied... Surely Missy has to come back? And Osgood?
Whilst I assumed the Master would come back at some point at the time of Series Three, it was still a huge shock when Utopia aired. Sadly, I think I give in too easily to spoilers to be truly shocked about characters in Doctor Who now... (Though that's not always the case - the appearance of Twelve and the Curator was a complete surprise for me in The Day of the Doctor.)
1 month, 1 week ago on Face-Off: Utopia vs Dark Water
Blimey, sorry, someone on Reddit just pointed out that the Doctor cremated the Master. I don't know how I forgot that, but what's the betting that'll appear next week?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water
@madscotsmandoctor Sorry for your loss. This episode is going to get a lot of complaints. My dad couldn't cope with it either.
@The Administrator has never existed! Damn I was just about to post that... ;) Makes you wonder if Moffat's reusing old plots...
@DanielBurgess1 Presumably Simm's Master couldn't handle it when he was transported back to Gallifrey, and regenerated. After all, the Master would have been thrown out of this universe into the pocket universe from The Day of the Doctor, so it's hardly an easy journey.
@Clara Bosswald still wants a Black Widow Movie @Handles Haha, wouldn't that be in about eleven incarnations' time though? But I'm definitely more receptive to the idea of a female Doctor now that we've seen that Missy is the Master...
Damn. Don't suppose we could reuse Michelle Gomez for the first female Doctor too, could we?
That was hard to watch (and too much for my dad) but well done Moffat for getting the emotions right. Not sure I can give it a ten yet, because honestly I was kind of hoping for someone over than the Master, but Michelle has done such a great job that I'm not too bothered. But now this begs the question... Who is Seb?
@Scootersfood, Secret Agent of C.L.A.R.A. Pardon?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Dark Water Clip
@Mati C Bit rude.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Dark Water Promo Pics
@DWTV I take it we'll still get a rating?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Dark Water TV Trailer
I guess the 'city' 19 seconds in is heaven/the Nethersphere, going off the circular window (as seen in the last scene of The Caretaker).
I went for 3/10. Possibly a bit harsh, maybe I should have gone for 4 due to Peter being wonderful once again, but the plot, message, and direction were all sub-par.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss In the Forest of the Night
How did Maebh manage to outrun two wolves?
@Raingembow Firefly things. They did something. And then when they flew away the trees flew away.
I'm actually not looking forward to this episode now... I think it's highly likely that it won't work out which would be a shame after such a good series. Hopefully I'm wrong.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Next Time: Dark Water
I'm pretty sure they wouldn't put such large spoilers in the trailer. Clara was talking to a Cyberman after all, so she probably *has* existed, and as for the first bit... I can only assume she's being controlled by someone.
That dragged on far too long. Certainly the worst episode of the series. Not sure what rating to give it, though.
@DWISCOOL100 Therefore the production team should disregard all female writers? That makes no sense whatsoever.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Neil Gaiman on Hopes for Capaldi Episode
@Shalroth @WiLfreduk @VincentLalyman @Mermeht The Doctor and Kate Stewart also use an iPad in The Day of the Doctor, though it isn't as obvious as it's in a (rather ghastly) case. It just irritates me when they get a recognisable product and cover up or take off the logo. They did it with Donna's car, which was quite clearly a Peugeot.
2 months ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
@WiLfreduk It annoyed me in both episodes. I just wish that for present day episodes, they would use iPads etc. as they usually do and not make up fake brands. However, when in space/the future/heaven, they should use an original prop.
Very good. Some dodgy effects at times, and I was slightly disappointed by the sonic screwdriver ending it, but that wasn't too much of an issue for me considering it had been used so much throughout the episode. It's when the Doctor just uses it out of nowhere that I'm annoyed (see The Power of Three). Jamie, please write more for Series 9! 8/10
@ Notsosmartguy @Handles @The Administrator Yeah, I think I gave it a 7/10 actually. I just found it funny how it's the only one not to receive a 10/10.
2 months, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express
@The Administrator Poor Time Heist. :(
I think I'll have to give the episode a re-watch soon. My dad was complaining throughout the episode that the Foretold was "weird" and "horrible," which kind of ruined the mood. I still don't think the episode will deserve a 9 or 10 though!
@Clara Laurinda @Handles Fair enough, I can see what you mean. I would have just preferred to have had a companion-light episode today (which we mostly had) and a Doctor-light episode next week, with the Doctor and Clara somehow finding themselves together again for Dark Water. Yes, I know that's vague... I wouldn't be a good replacement for Moffat.
@Stradiwhovius Very specific.
It took a while to get going (when Gus revealed that he wanted to work out what the Foretold was and the train turned into a lab), but otherwise it was a pretty good episode. The clock in the corner was irritating though, as was Clara's sudden decision to stay with the Doctor. 7/10.
For all we know, Courtney was born in the USA, brought up in the UK, and later moved back there.
2 months, 1 week ago on 12 Great Moments From Kill the Moon
It wasn't perfect, and I feel it was overhyped, but crikey it was close. 9/10. I think I still prefer Listen, but that ending was heartbreaking (especially the moment where Clara looks up at the Moon right at the end). This is after two viewings, so I think this episode might become a dear favourite soon enough.
2) Kill The Moon
3) Deep Breath
4) Into the Dalek
5) Time Heist
6) Robot of Sherwood
7) The Caretaker
This is an incredibly strong series.
2 months, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon
@Horus Killed The Moon They definitely altered the voice. In the 'Next Time' trailer, it had a stupid high-pitched voice which got deeper when it said, 'Destroy,' but thankfully they fixed that for the episode.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 12 Great Moments From The Caretaker
@Got bored one night, didn't ya? "Sontarans perverting the course of human history" is the line first uttered by the Fourth Doctor, so I doubt it's linked to Strax.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Next Time: Kill The Moon
This looks amazing, but I have a horrible feeling it might be over-hyped.
@Planet of the Deaf @kanlo I think I read somewhere (might have been DS?) that he was in this episode, but I just assumed they'd got mixed up, so I was pretty surprised to see him. He was very impressive, actually.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss The Caretaker
@RUAZ I'm trying to keep my emotions under control this series. In retrospect, I think 6 might have been a little generous for this episode, but I remember rating a lot of Series 7 episodes as 7 or 8 out of 10 (despite it being quite a poor series) so that prevents me from going for 5 or below...
@ajax0407 @Antee991166 Yeah, they really need to prove that a villain is deadly/scary/etc. before saying that it is, as with the Daleks, Cybermen, Weeping Angels, Silence, and probably a lot of other villains.
@Antee991166 @Handles Ah, I get you now. Yeah, the Raston Warror is far deadlier. In fairness, the Doctor did say "one of the deadliest" but I think that such lines are just lazy writing. "Hey, this is a new creature you've never seen before. We aren't going to prove that it's deadly, but if we say it is, you might believe us."
@Antee991166 Sorry, I might have missed something, but where did that episode say that the policeman faced Cybermen?
@CuriousGloom The Promised Land scenes are meant to seem out of place. Of all episodes, this is the episode I was least expecting to see such a scene, so it was a pleasant shock to see it (and with Chris Addison there as well).
The Doctor was far, far too bitter towards Danny. Don't know what they were thinking when they wrote it like that. There was also a few too many Clara/Danny scenes for my liking, so I'm hoping we get a companion-light episode soon to balance that out. That said, Danny's character did develop a lot, and I'm glad he no longer seems to stutter and sound so nervous. I also thought the whole plot was fairly well balanced - the Skovox Blitzer, in my opinion, did not need to be in it more than it was. The highlight of the episode though was definitely that ending; I didn't expect Chris Addison's character to be like that! So a good episode overall, but the worst of Series 8 for me so far. 6/10.