Oodkind the Infinitely Prolonged
I have become Oodkind.
@Clara Laurinda @Oodkind It's that telepathic communication field we Ood have. :)
20 hours, 17 minutes ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review
@The Finn @JackArtaganMackenna Hide seems to fit, because it regards the monster, as this is inferred to do. However, there could be a solution to stop the teller akin to the leaf. Perhaps by showing it something with a history of guilt, it overload itself and explode? You never know.
20 hours, 28 minutes ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review
"there is a late reveal that may remind viewers of one of last year’s more divisive episode endings."
Does anyone else think they are referring to the ending of Hide? A monster who was made less imposing by a random out-of-the-blue love story stuck at the end? Well, if it's true, I hope it works in the plot rather than being completely awkward and unnecessary.
20 hours, 40 minutes ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review
The first time I saw Blink, I loved it. I thought it was one of the best. But the problem with it is that it relies on surprises and scares, and on multiple watches, it loses that factor. For me, at least, it lost it's charm.Put up against Listen, which I've only seen twice, Blink is not very interesting. However, it's hard to know what I'll think once Listen is old news...
Listen is very different from basically anything we've had before. It is really hard to compare it to anything because of the different flow. But at least right now, it is more interesting to me than Blink, so I have to vote for it.
1 day ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen
@supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... @Oodkind Yes, he has the right to, but sometimes it seems he gets carried away with himself. There was no reason to make Eleven live 1000 years, when One died of old age at about 400. I liked the War Doctor, but it did seem a bit like a ploy to get a new regeneration cycle under Moffat's reign.
Sure, every showrunner has done it. I'm still not happy with RTD over the metacrisis regeneration.
1 day, 20 hours ago on Open Discussion: Is There More to Clara Than We Think?
@supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... @Planet of the Deaf I assumed that was a lie. "Not interested in pretty young men," yet she said in Time of the Doctor that she fancied him, and you know how she acted with Robin Hood...
1 day, 21 hours ago on Open Discussion: Is There More to Clara Than We Think?
I still don't know how I feel about what Moffat has done with Clara,
making her so important. She inspired him to be great, she told him what
TARDIS to steal, she met every incarnation, she even got him a new set
of regenerations. She's the most important companion ever. It makes a
good story, but it kind of messes up the show's mythology and takes away
Between Mummy and Kill the Moon, this is starting to remind me of the 6th Doctor's era in terms of darkness. I hope it won't end the same way...
2 days ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8
I'm thinking the girl dies...
2 days ago on DWM: Things will never be the same again after Kill the Moon
@sontaran17 Well, let's hope everyone doesn't go crazy over the ratings going down that week, saying Doctor Who is doomed and all. I'm expecting a lot more people will be watching it on iPlayer and overnight ratings will be low.
2 days, 4 hours ago on The Caretaker BBC Synopsis
@Planet of the Deaf @fear No More, LISTEN ...The Family of Blood!
2 days, 20 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Listen
I found the "fancy someone, and you will stop the bomb" solution to be pretty bad, and the "put spitfires in space in 10 minutes" poorly thought out. Even with Dalek intelligence, the technology and materials needed to launch a rocket just wasn't there in 1940. Compared to other Gatiss scripts, which are very historically accurate, Victory falls behind.
4 days ago on Your Verdict on Robot of Sherwood
First, Robin Hood, now this. I wonder if the multi-series arc will be fictional characters coming to life?
4 days, 22 hours ago on Nick Frost Cast in Christmas Special
Oh, sorry. Though it's not particularly likely. In the same way, Javk the Ripper was rumored for Deep Breath, and The Master was to be the major series villain, which is seeming more and ore unlikely.
4 days, 23 hours ago on Nick Frost Cast in Christmas Special
Santa Claus? Sounds interesting. But if the Paternosters are back, another Victorian London episode?? This is getting a bit tiring. I hope Starkey is there for a proper Sontaran episode.
5 days, 12 hours ago on Nick Frost Cast in Christmas Special
Looks good! I don't have high expectations on the writing, but I'm hoping for a good episode.
5 days, 23 hours ago on Next Time: Time Heist
I'm guessing the Listen! teaser is the opening of the episode.
6 days, 12 hours ago on Listen – 12 Hints & Teasers
As an American, I had a lot of trouble understanding Ten when I first started watching him. His accent was slurred and he talked really fast. But I got used to it, and now I can understand him perfectly. I have less trouble with Capaldi, but sometimes I do miss something. But I'm sure by the end of the season I will have no trouble. People need to get used to it, rather than complain.
6 days, 22 hours ago on Is Capaldi’s Accent Causing Issues?
Sounds fun I generally have been disappointed with Roberts' storylines, but I've liked his humor in most cases. So I'm not expecting a wonderful classic, but it should be some fun. I'm looking forward to seeing how it plays out.
1 week ago on The Caretaker BBC Synopsis
@Ottoman14 I'm hoping the episode actually adds more mystery to the Doctor, rather than explaining too much. I agree, less is more.
1 week ago on Listen Spoiler-Free Review
Midnight is my all-time favorite episode, so this is quite exciting! It sounds fascinating, at the very least.
Yeah, I have quite 'ood' opinions. But I never liked the witches and the concept of rhymes seemed silly to me. I just realized he also wrote Unicorn and the Wasp, which I didn't really like the story of either, though it was funny.
1 week, 1 day ago on The Caretaker BBC Synopsis
Sounds fun and epic! I'm looking forward to this more and more. I didn't like The Shakespeare Code, but I generally like Roberts' humor.
I liked Boom Town a lot. It was fun, acting was great, and I liked the humor. Certainly not in my top 10, but it is high up. Yeah, the Sontaran Strategm maybe. It has a good story going, but there's something lacking about it.
1 week, 1 day ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes
I went for The Unquiet Dead (6/10). Close second is The Crimson Horror (6/10), but Strax brings that episode down for me. As for all the others, not really a fan. They range from 5/10 to 3/10 for me. Not exactly classics. Most are average or below.
Yes, but it was different because it was an adaptation of a myth. As the article pointed out, much if "Robin Hood" was adapted in the 20th century. He may have existed, but not as the person right out of a 21st century storybook.
1 week, 2 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Review
Yeah, this pretty much sums up my problems with it too. I'm also not a big fan of Gatiss' sense of humor. I can't say I found the male competinion funny. Or the "Doctor is stupid, Clara only is strong" narrative. The Merry Men scene was kind of funny, but overall I'm looking forward to The Caretaker much more.
On the episode, I give it a 5/10 on first watch. Average, some problems, but not bad. It had some good moments; it is just not my thing.
I think it was better with the cut, actually. It have some mystery to the sheriff, and as the recent murders have reminded us, chopping off people's heads is not funny, and it's kind of sick that it was played for laughs.
I hope no one gets murdered by psychotic hands under the bed in the next week, though. I'm really looking forward to Listen!
1 week, 3 days ago on Robot of Sherwood: What Was Cut
But Moffat already spoiled the storyline in the episode synopsises. I assume that's the surprise she's taking about.
1 week, 3 days ago on A Surprise Ending for Clara?
I am prepared either to love it or to hate it with a passion. Excited, though!
1 week, 4 days ago on Don’t Worry, We’re Listening
Sort of what I expected. Fun, but nothing special.
2 weeks ago on Robot of Sherwood Spoiler-Free Review
Instead of saying the person was beheaded, all they need to say is that the person died. And really, I thought the scene was more silly than anything else.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on BBC Cuts Robot of Sherwood Scene
I totally understand. I wouldn't have made that connection, but I understand that some people will.
And, having read the script for this episode, I'm actually glad. It was a bit silly and didn't really add anything in my opinion.
Lincoln always seems a bit clichéd, but Sigmund Froid would be hilarious! Especially after hearing Capaldi say his name in that surrealism documentary.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Why I Love… Celebrity Historicals
I'm surprised Da Vinci hasn't been done yet. I would enjoy that. How about Beethoven? Maybe Aristotle or someone like that?
Like JNT? That worked well.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
It looks better than I imagined, but I don't have high expectations. I am anticipating a average, filler episode, as usual.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Next Time: Robot of Sherwood
Save the Crimson Horror, you just listed all my least favorite episodes per season. Well, to each his own.
In what way is that insane? Most episodes were average or above. Quite fair. I don't know why he/she doesn't like Crimson, but that's their opinion. Nothing insane about it.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Robot of Sherwood BBC Synopsis
Funny, I didn't even think of it as a kiss until I read this article. I saw it as Vastra protecting her partner by giving her oxygen she knew Jenny needed. I didn't see it as a romantic moment in that way at all. If that is what Moffat was going for, he should have done a "last kiss before being killed" moment like he did with Amy and Rory.
And also, has there really been fuss about this? I haven't seen any homophobic remarks around. We've already tolerated Vastra and Jenny for nearly two years. The only complaint I've seen regarding it is that the relationship seemed too forced and unnatural.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
@The Finn @Oodkind @TheOncomingHurricane @The Administrator
Some straight people are single their whole life. They were attracted to somebody along the way, inevitably, but they made the choice not to marry. Because ultimately it is a person's choice whether to get in a relationship or not.
Straight or gay, your lifestyle is your choice. As I said, it is their choice to marry someone of the opposite sex, not the choice of anyone else, be peers or the government.
1) Sexual orientation is not a choice, but committing homosexual acts is. Just like a teen may be attracted to someone, but that does not mean he should get her pregnant. It may not be Jenny's choice to love a female lizard, but it is her choice to marry Vastra. Her choice, not mine, her family's, or the governments. What I was trying to say is that it was her personal business, not anyone else's. I'm sorry if I wasn't clear enough.
2) If you read above, I said I meant to say under 10%. I know it is probably above 1%, but the 0 key didn't go down all the way, apparently, and with lack of editing, I couldn't correct it. As for the actual numbers, it is extremely difficult to get an exact estimate. Studies have been done, ranging from under 2% to 10%. It usually isn't higher than that.
3) I agree, it was powerful symbolism, but the constant mentions of being gay made the point seem forced. I can't think of a single scene with Vastra without a remark about their sexuality. Instead of being characters who happen to be gay, they were gay characters. Their sexuality was constantly brought to mind, which made it seem like Moffat was kissing up to the LGBT+ rather than representing them.
4) I'm not suggesting that gay people write better relationships. What I was saying was that it Gatiss seemed to write a more believable gay couple, perhaps because of his experience with the subject. On the other hand, Moffat made it seem more stereotypical and overblown.
@TheOncomingHurricane @The Administrator @Oodkind *sigh* The problem with articles on this subject is no matter what, people get offended. There was nothing hateful about my comment. I did not say anything to condemn homosexuals. In fact, I said the opposite. I said it is your choice to live that lifestyle, and I don't care whether people are straight or gay. And yet you find offense in that statement and flag the comment?
As for being a choice, it is commonly accepted that people are attracted to the same sex naturally. However, it is a choice whether or not to act on that feeling and live out that lifestyle. I'm not saying people shouldn't live with a person they love, I am saying that it is their choice to marry someone of the opposite sex, not the choice of anyone else, be peers or the government. Just as it is your choice to marry any particular person.
@TheOncomingHurricane @Oodkind Sorry, typo. I meant 10%. My 0 key is broken and doesn't always work...
@Seaborn W Deadman How do they make it seem homophobic? I think it represents the real world quite well. The gay population by percentage is actually quite small, contrary to popular belief. While it's hard to make an estimate, it's usually shown to be below 5%. I don't see why we need to show that more people are gay on TV.
I really don't care whether or not characters are homosexual. I think Vastra and Jenny's relationship is fine to have in a show. I don't mind people seeing a gay couple-- it is a choice, and represents a portion of the population, albeit less than 1%.
However, I felt like the element of their relationship was a bit too stressed. If you want to make it seem normal, make them act as partners. But instead, we got endless references to the fact that they were homosexual, constant flirting, and anti-male remarks. This isn't showing a real, homosexual relationship and normalizing such behavior. The other episodes with the Gang better represented it. I think The Crimson Horror portrayed them the best, perhaps because Gatiss is gay himself.
I didn't mind that Clara had a hard time letting go of Eleven. He was her Doctor. She knew that he would change eventually, she just didn't know that it would happen so soon. Maybe she even thought that all the rest of the Doctors she saw aged to be grey and started young. I forgive her for that. However, what I thought seemed strange, was her treatment of Twelve. She was about to flat out leave him when Eleven called, and she hadn't even been around him after he had fully recovered from regeneration. She was nice to the War doctor, someone about to commit genocide, but when 12 was solving a murder mystery, a good act, she was angry? It seemed a bit odd.
She came off as a jerk. First was the lies about not being interested in flirting. May I point out what she said in TotD, "I'm an English teacher from planet Earth, and I've run off with
a man from space because I really fancy..." And all the kissing in the Crimson Horror. Saying she wasn't flirting is an obvious lie. Then was her treatment of The Doctor when she barely knew him. I know, he abandoned her to the droids, but he was there the whole time. She should have forgiven him when she realized that he was still there to save her. I'm glad they gave her more personality, however, even if it is negative traits.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Deep Breath Review
I love these articles. Yeah, I found the T-rex to be a bit irritating. I suppose you could say that the size was due to exposure to the Time Vortex, but that wouldn't explain the incorrect way she stood...
As for the environment, the fact is we don't really know what effect the atmosphere would have on the dinosaur. However, the average temperature was above modern levels, and it was specifically mentioned as a cold day in London. I would guess that the cold temperature would have had a larger effect on the cold-blooded dinosaur than was shown.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Deep Breath
We don't know. Don't worry, though, because that's not the question.
The question is, would the Man have jumped
of the Doctor hadn't talked him into doing so?
I don't think he would have. Whether he pushed him or not, I think the
responsible for the death. We know the Doctor has talked people into
killing themselves, particularly in the Time War, so this isn't anything
new. Ten considered it to be at least comparable with murder.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Whodunnit? The Fate of the Half-Face Man
@SonicTheHedgehogRules "I think, therefore I am."
He may not be human, but over millions of years, he became sentient. His termination is, at least to me, the end of a life.