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@MeglosProductions Critics have, overall, received it very well, and the screenings gave it good reviews too. So they're probably going off critics, I guess.
5 days, 9 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
@ahunter8056 @supermoff But it was no longer really a robot. It used so many human parts that it started to develop emotions, similar to the Daleks in Series 1.
@Capaldi Is God @Handles @ilyootha is back in home Universe @darklugia565 Yes, it appears you're right... "I don't like being wrong in public."
@Capaldi Is God @Handles @ilyootha is back in home Universe @darklugia565 Really? Oh damn... That's a shame.
@FanSince1970 I didn't much like the last series, but still love the Eleventh Doctor, but I loved this episode.
5 days, 10 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
@ilyootha is back in home Universe @Handles @darklugia565 I'm pretty sure they are... I could be wrong, but the similarity was striking to me.
@ilyootha is back in home Universe @darklugia565 @Handles Think back to 'Rose.'
@Sharaz_Jek It's not that bad. The Slitheen used whole skinned humans as suits, for example, it's been done before.
Did anyone else notice the amazing cameo? The conspiracy theorist? I thought it was brilliant. I didn't like one or two things about this episode - Missy and the frequent "just-in-case-you-didn't-know-they're-lesbians" scenes - but other than that I thought it was brilliant.
9/10. Fantastic apart from the Missy scene, which gave too much away.
5 days, 11 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
Prisoner Zero? Eh? This sounds very intriguing then. I assumed that the "long forgotten foe" that the Radio Times talked about would be the Clockwork Droids. I know they don't look quite the same as the droids in Deep Breath, but they could just be different models.
1 week, 1 day ago on Details on Series 8′s First Four Episodes
This is brilliant. Can we get an appearance from the 'angriest man in Scotland' too?
1 week, 2 days ago on Chris Addison to Guest in Series 8 Finale
@SGMusic Yeah, it doesn't seem right it all. It should either be 'Robots of Sherwood' or 'The Robot of Sherwood.'
1 week, 3 days ago on Poll: Your Most Anticipated Series 8 Story (Eps 1-6)
Perhaps an unpopular opinion, but I'd love it if Moffat could get Disney on board to help them make some episodes (or minisodes) of that Gravity Falls style animated Doctor Who. Definitely not a replacement of the full show, but it would be a nice quasi spin-off for either iPlayer or CBBC.
1 week, 6 days ago on The Series 8 Title Sequence
Is the theme similar to the Peter Howell theme from the 80s? If so, I'm a fan.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on The Series 8 Title Sequence
Vod! Vod's in Doctor Who! (Zawe Ashton if you haven't watched Fresh Meat.) I remember that she was one of the most frequently mentioned names when the female Doctor rumours were rampant, so I'm glad she's on the show in some form now.
But these clips are wonderful. I have very high expectations now, especially from what I've heard about Deep Breath (read Den of Geek's spoiler free review if you want). Capaldi looks set to be one of my favourites already. (One of. It will take some doing to top Pat and Matt for me.)
3 weeks ago on BBC News Series 8 Preview Featuring Into the Dalek Clips
Unless Eccleston agrees to come back, I see no need to do a 10th Anniversary special. But a minisode would be lovely, especially if it was about 15 minutes long. Or even just a regular episode written by RTD, perhaps with some Autons thrown in if he can shake them up a bit.
3 weeks ago on No 10th Anniversary Special For New Who?
@VictorWong1 I don't think they'd give a high profile actor such a small role. I mean, it's not like they did that when Sir Ian McKellan was on the show, did they?
1 month ago on Zoe Saldana Wants Doctor Who Role
Yes please. And I'd quite like another Star Trek actor to have a role too... You know who I mean.
Series 6 was probably the darkest New Who series. There are only four episodes (assuming you don't include A Christmas Carol, though that had dark moments) which I wouldn't class as particularly dark (The Curse of the Black Spot, Let's Kill Hitler, Closing Time, and The Wedding of River Song). Even then, these episodes had their fair share of dark moments, though in the case of The Curse of the Black Spot and Closing Time it was just when Kovarian popped up. But I'd say this was the only consistently dark series.
1 month ago on What Actually Makes a Story Dark?
I feel like I'm the only one who likes Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS. Other than the rushed ending I thought that was a terrific episode.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on The Top Stories & Doctors (According to DWM 2014)
That wouldn't make sense, as that would be The Time of the Doctor.
3 months ago on Two-Part Finale for Series 8
Are you talking about the non-split runs? Because in Series 6 and 7 there were quite a few 'meh' episodes. I'd argue that some of the non-split series also had more than one 'meh' episode too (looking at you, Series 2).
Here's hoping for a finale with the same quality as Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways. In my eyes that's still the best two-parter finale to date (if not the best finale). Also, I imagine the Christmas Special probably will be part of Series 8 and thus be included in the box set. If we assume that Series 8 broadcasts on the last Saturday of August (30th), then there will be just five weeks between Episode 12 and the Christmas Special. In fact, Episode 12 would air just before the 51st Anniversary, which is set to be a massive event. But I don't see why they wouldn't include the Christmas Special in the Series 8 box set, unless they just want to take advantage of the fact that people will want to buy it for Christmas?
Where did The Parting of the Ways come? Surely that should be taken into account with Bad Wolf?
3 months ago on Analysing The Top Doctor Who Stories (DWM 2014)
@TheCapaldiMasterplan @Handles That sounds about right. Hopefully that'll be enough time for it to start getting a bit dark in the evenings for the later episodes.
3 months, 1 week ago on Series 8 Confirmed for August, First Teaser Trailer
I can't be the only one who hopes that Gallifrey isn't even found in Capaldi's era, surely? I wouldn't mind Capaldi coming close to finding it, but I don't want his incarnation to be the one who finds it and transports it back to where it belongs. Alternatively, he could find it, but have no idea how to get it back... But I haven't developed that idea any further!
3 months, 1 week ago on Peter De Jersey Hopeful for Gallifrey Return
@Planet of the Deaf Why can't they just go back to the traditional Pertwee/McGann logo? Obviously the show is about change, but does everything have to change?
August? Wow. Didn't expect it to come so soon. Must be late August, surely?
I would quite like to see a Weeping Angels origin story. That would be pretty creepy.
4 months ago on 5 New Who Monsters in Need of a Return
@ChrissyPaton I thought so too. The eyebrows need to be more prominent, though.
4 months, 1 week ago on Series 8 Filming: A Castle and a Villain
@The Watchful Guardian @Type40Charlie They seemed like they were in Nightmare in Silver... (I know they're not, but their robotics have got a bit out of hand lately, so it wouldn't surprise me if Moffat/Gatiss did say they were robots for this episode).
It's a tough choice between The Pandorica Opens and Bad Wolf for me. But I'll go for the former, as Bad Wolf suffers slightly from the fact that, in an aim to be satirical, RTD uses too much pop-culture so the episode isn't quite as relevant today as it was then. I'm pretty sure half of the shows mentioned or shown (Weakest Link, Ground Force, What Not to Wear) are no longer on air, so it's not quite the same. Still, it's a cracking episode. To put them in order:
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 12
Oh, Hide... So close, yet so far. I voted for The Family of Blood, but it's tied with The Satan Pit for me. However, I voted for The Impossible Planet yesterday, so this balances things out for me! In close third comes The Empty Child.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 9
@Polyphase Oi. To be fair, I get what you mean, but Handles didn't sound like a Cyberman, nor did he really look like one, whereas Strax looks and sounds like a Sontaran.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Time of the Doctor
If this is true, I really hope it doesn't mean that the Doctor is going to find Gallifrey at the end of Series 8. That would be a rather pitiful conclusion to what should be a fairly long story arc.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Major Series 8 Villain Revealed?
Six. I like it, bar the ending, although I'm not sure I was that pleased to have this as the penultimate episode with the Ponds. But it has its good moments, and it reinvented UNIT into a far more likeable force (I wasn't a huge fan of Series 1 - 4 UNIT). We also got to see Brian again, for what will probably the last time (sadly).
6 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Power of Three
It shouldn't have been two parts, it just needed better pacing, which would have allowed more time for a better resolution.
The last voiceover is just a cheesy line to say that the Shakri were no match for "the power of three" of the Doctor, Amy, and Rory.
I'd almost certainly by a TARDIS set if a good enough model could be created. Preferably, it would be just like the set they use for the actual TARDIS, with a TARDIS door and a large dome which is open on one side. Then you could perhaps have another model to go with it which provides the actual box. Personally, I'd want the 2010-2012 TARDIS, but I'd be happy with the present TARDIS - or even the War Doctor's!
6 months ago on Infinite Potential: Doctor Who and LEGO
@Clara Laurinda @Americanwhovian John Leekley. You can find a list of the episodes by searching for 'The Leekley Bible' and clicking the Wikipedia link.
6 months ago on Moffat: Remaking Doctor Who would be Insane
@Tobias_Vaughn Manky Dan? :S
6 months ago on A Few Thoughts On Danny Pink
@StephenAHayes No, it should have been ME!
@Seaborn W Deadman Hey, I know someone with the last name Hate, and another with the last name of Love. :P I think they've probably had a lot more stick. ;)
@Seaborn W Deadman Probably coincidence. ;) It would be more noticeable had RTD written Danny's character, considering Mr. Blue is played by Marc Warren, aka Elton Pope!
Someone on Gallifrey Base pointed out that he might be like Billy Shipton from Blink? I'm not sure how they're getting this (hopefully from filming), but I wouldn't mind that sort of character. Billy was a definite flirt, but as long as it isn't too romantic, I'll be happy.
@Seaborn W Deadman It reminded me of Danny Blue from Hustle... But maybe I'm just missing Hustle too much.
Sorry, off-topic, but Livefyre thinks I'm trying to post "malformed content," does anyone know what this means?
Steven Moffat as The Master.
6 months, 1 week ago on A Time Lord Wish List
@Shadestryke I think he'd make a fantastic Doctor, actually.