Oodkind the Infinitely Prolonged
I have become Oodkind.
@Xaven @Antee991166 Sarah Jane was posses ed by Eldrad in Hand of Fear. Rose was possessed by Cassandra. Martha was a sontaran clone. I'm sure there are other similar occurrences. But yeah, that isn't quite a companion turning evil.
1 hour, 58 minutes ago on Next Time: Dark Water
WHAT?!?! If Moffat pulls this one off in a believable way, this could be the best finale ever.
2 hours, 3 minutes ago on Next Time: Dark Water
High temperature? Definitely ebola.
20 hours, 6 minutes ago on Death in Heaven Official Synopsis
Well, I'm assuming the woman in the shop is missy. What I meant was, I hope that the Woman in the shop (Probably Missy at this point, but you never know) knew what Clara would do, bringing all her interventions in the Doctor's life to one point.
3 days, 17 hours ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”
I feel like Flatline had some wonderful moments, but it just wasn't as engaging. The guest characters were not as interesting. Rigsy was cool, but I liked Perkins more. The rest of the Flatline cast just couldn't compare to the interesting characters in Mummy. And while the 2D monsters were a fascinating concept, about halfway in they became 3D and it turned into a bit of a generic chase story. Flatline was a good episode; I agree with DWTV-- 8/10. However, Mummy has something special about it. For me, it's an easy win for Mummy on the Orient Express.
3 days, 18 hours ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline
Interesting take on the issue. It's always good to hear an argument rather than the typical one-liners, and it's interesting to see someone's take on why the "problem" is big now, when there hasn't been a great deal more companion-centered moments than in previous seasons. I think that a lot of it comes down to how people interpret events. You may see Clara as creating the Doctor in Listen, someone else may just see her comforting him with little lasting effects.
I'm still not sure how I feel about her great involvement in the Doctor's life, but I think if the finale establishes that Missy created Clara to be greatly involved, it will make more sense. Right now, I feel like all Clara's intrusions into his pivotal moments are overused tropes. If Moffat connects them, as after Flatline's Missy cameo it seems as they will, I won't complain.
3 days, 18 hours ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”
I like the look of the TARDIS in the forest. It's very Classic Who. The
concept of the episode sounds interesting. I'm excited to see more of
Danny. However, I feel like this episode is more child-oriented, so I'm
not expecting a brilliant story like the last few episodes. Probably
just a lovely adventure, more along the lines of Robot of Sherwood.
Hopefully, without the cringes.
4 days, 23 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Promo Pics
I have faith that this episode will portray children well. Isn't Boyce a
children's writer? He should be able to write them well. The problem
with children usually isn't the acting, it is the writing. Sure, Angie
and Artie were not the best actors, but the writing is what did it over
the top. Courtney was brilliantly portrayed, but some of the scenes
didn't feel very realistic. Really, the only exception was Chloe Weber.
Amelia Pond was great. Rupert Pink was good too. As was the Queen of Years. The kids in the Empty Child were good, the kids in Wardrobe weren't bad (It was the mother who was a bad actor.) It's all in the writing. It's not the kids who mess it up, it's the adults who don't
4 days, 23 hours ago on Next Time: In the Forest of the Night
Or restoring things to life! The trees could be an ancient forest, brought back.
5 days, 1 hour ago on In the Forest of the Night Promo Pics
I thought I had adjusted totally to Capaldi's accent, but in this episode, I swear that I heard him say, "I name you: the Boners!" That was a disturbing moment...
6 days, 2 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
I've been trying to justify the ending for a whole day now, and I think I've got a good idea. The Doctor said earlier in the episode that he devised a way to send the Boneless back to their own dimension. With the TARDIS restored, he linked the TARDIS and the Screwdriver together, with himself sort of like a telepathic wire. He then sent a signal from the TARDIS through the screwdriver, sending the creatures back to their own dimension. He didn't just use a special app, he actually used the TARDIS. The Sonic was just a method to send that signal.
6 days, 3 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline
@Shalroth @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen Well, Moffat has done the same. The Big Bang: Boom, everything is happy. Nothing bad actually happened. Time of the Doctor? Oh, yeah, that whole Trenzalore story never happened. And it's not just Moffat and RTD. Thompson used it in Journey. Chibnall in Power of Three. Kill the Moon was a bit like that as well. Endings seem to be hard to get right.
1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
I'm really looking forward to getting to see Danny more. I feel like so far, he hasn't lived up to his full potential, so I can't wait to see more of him. The content of the episode doesn't look bad, either!
1 week ago on Next Time: In the Forest of the Night
@Silence63 It's32 + 21, NOT 34 + 22.
1 week ago on Flatline – 12 Hints & Teasers
There are complaints that Clara is too important in the Doctor's life, but I think that most of the "Clara Who" complaints stem from the fact that the Doctor hasn't been portrayed in the best light. Clara is always opposing him, so she's perceived as the other side. When the Doctor is portrayed as unintelligent or wrong, it's a win for Clara. And that has happened often in this series.
1 week, 1 day ago on ‘Doctor Who’ or ‘Clara Who?’
"Please don't do that; that's just wrong."
How is that "wrong?" Am I missing something here?
1 week, 2 days ago on Flatline Clip
@Ivegotkidneys in 3.14159265358979D @Oodkind, now in 2D! Yay! :D
1 week, 3 days ago on Piper Praises Capaldi, Unsure on Another Return
@Lord Styro the Drashig Well, we have Bigfoot where I live, so maybe I could get a 'return of the yeti' episode set here? It will never happen...
1 week, 3 days ago on Flatline Advance Review
So it's Clara's turn to be the Doctor. I really hope she comes to realize how hard it is. One problem I've had with her this series is her complete lack of respect for him. I hope that's turned around in this episode.
The resolution comes easy again? Well, I'm starting to expect it by now. I've found that many writers really struggle with that, including fantastic writers like RTD, so it must be a hard thing to do correctly.
"I see what you see."
I really hope that doesn't lead to a slew of bathroom jokes... Looks like a great episode, though!
1 week, 3 days ago on Flatline Clip
@Ivegotkidneys in 3.415265358979D
Ah, yes, Big Finish would be a good place for her. By the way, is there a reason π is missing two digits in your username? It's 3.141592...
I can't say I was a big fan of Rose's return in Series 4. While tit made some good moments, her ending really cheapened Doomsday. In hindsight, it would have been better for her not to return. The only time in which I would like her to return to TV is if Eccleston came back. Maybe explore one of those events Mickey heard so much about? If Tennant returned, I would prefer to see Martha or Donna again over Rose.
I liked the episode a lot, though I did notice that it got a bit choppy. In particular, when the Doctor was investigating the mummy, it would switch between that and Clara's talk with the woman whose mother died. It felt a bit awkward to me.
1 week, 3 days ago on 2nd Opinion: Mummy on the Orient Express
I partially agree with this list; some really good songs there. A lot of them are forgettable. I wouldn't have rated Abigail's song so high-- she has a nice voice, but the song itself is a bit dull in my opinion. However, the Long Song, Songs of Captivity and Freedom, and Song for Ten are all great.
1 week, 4 days ago on Who Tunes: Ranking the Lyrical Songs of Doctor Who
@ Notsosmartguy likes watching "Clara Who" @RUAZ
Human given soup: This soup needs salt. *Chef dumps ten pounds of salt into the bowl* "URGH this is too salty." What hypocrites, right?
I feel like Moffat likes to do this: he goes overboard with the fans'
requests. Too much arc in Series 6? Fine, Series 7 will not even have
two-parters. And as a result, every episode seemed rushed and squeezed
into its 45-minute slot. Clara didn't get enough development? We'll make
her the focus of the series.
Clara needed character development, and she got it. Fantastic. However, after many episodes this series focused on her and portrayed the Doctor as unintelligent, or even evil, I found it a breath of fresh air when Mummy made him the protagonist again.
1 week, 4 days ago on Flatline Promo Pics
@sontaran17 @Warisfiller Well, Deep Breath was not equal. It was really mostly Clara. When the Doctor and Clara were separated, we always followed Clara and the Paternosters, except the one Tramp scene.
Into the Dalek was pretty equal: it showed them as a team. Robot of Sherwood was also fairly equal.
While Listen had a lot of stuff on the Doctor's paranoia, Clara was portrayed as the smart one, making her the protagonist. Time Heist was mostly the Doctor, I agree.
The Caretaker was "Completely Overly Clara Focus," using your terms. I felt like the Doctor was played up as the villain, in fact. It was obviously written to put you on Clara's side.
Kill the Moon was a bit more Clara, though it was more equal. In the plot, it worked well in my opinion.
MOTOE was mostly Doctor. And this was also the first episode were I found Capaldi very appealing. It gives of 4th Doctor-era vibes in that the focus is the Doctor. I feel like we haven't had such an episode in a long time, and it was a welcome change.
I don't think the Doctor has become redundant. As we saw with Mummy, he's brilliant when he is the main character. However, I am starting to get tired of the focus on Clara. I don't think the problem is having exposure per say, I think the problem is that she's not a nice person. She's abusive, overly emotional, and egotistical. It makes for a good character, but as a protagonist it gets irritating after a while.
1 week, 4 days ago on Next Time: Flatline
As much as I wouldn't want to kill the creature, I think I would have to vote lights-off. Look at it this way: it's not each person's future versus one life. It's every life form on earth versus one single creature. It was presented as genocide or self-sacrifice, but it's actually one genocide versus 8.7 million genocides; every species on Earth would become extinct. How is one innocent space dragon, possibly not even sentient, worth more than trillions of innocent unborn children and animals on Earth? As the Doctor said just one episode later, sometimes there are no good choices, but you still need to make a choice.
1 week, 4 days ago on Kill the Moon: Who Was Right? Thoughts & Your Vote
What if Danny dies, goes to the Nethersphere, and Clara kills herself to join him?
1 week, 4 days ago on DWM #479: Heaven or Hell?
@DrKnockers05 Well, from the way the series arc is progressing it seems Missy will also be involved in the finale, so if she is portrayed as an enemy, the Cybermen won't be the only ones. However, I suppose she could turn out to be on the Doctor's side, in which case the Cybermen may be the main focus.
@Polyphase I think their voices are fine, as long as they still seem to have a scrap of humanity left. One of my favorite scenes of Series 2 is the Cyberman telling the Doctor about her wedding in Age of Steel. It showed there was humanity left, underneath it all, and those people could never be rescued.
If fact, that whole episode showed the Cybermen in a proper way, in my opinion. I think the only reason it isn't appreciated is because they aren't "true" cybermen-- if the classic series Cybermen didn't exist, I think it would be considered one of the best episodes ever.
What I've liked about Jamie Mathieson from what I've seen is how original his concepts are. Every other episode in the series has had elements taken from previous episode or another show. Not that it's a bad thing, but at times it felt a little used. However, Mathieson's ideas are really fresh and different, in a way I don't think we have had in a long time.
1 week, 5 days ago on Next Time: Flatline
@ Notsosmartguy likes watching "Clara Who" I agree, a break or at least a glimpse of her life without him would have been nice. What happened to Moffat's favorite mini-episodes? A mid-week Pond Life-type thing would have been nice. Actually, it may have been a good time for a series 6-like split, though I wouldn't really enjoy the wait.
1 week, 5 days ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Review
Looks great! Sounds very... weird. But 2D creatures in the walls? Brilliant! I really liked Jamie Mathieson's first episode; he reminds me a lot of RTD, down to the slightly-questionable conclusions. I'm excited to see what he has in store for us.
1 week, 6 days ago on Next Time: Flatline
@YaelMoise wonders if they'll reference the goddess @DrunkenDalek True, but he didn't just criticize the episodes he didn't like, he criticized the person with the negative opinion. This is the difference: If someone says
"I haven't enjoyed the episode much. Listen was a stupid overrated episode,Kill the Moon was disapointing as
Hell and Into the Dalek is baisicaly "Dalek" (from season 1) with Peter
Capaldi in it. This episode was good but the rest
of the season is disapointing as hell..."
that would be his opinion. Negative, but still an opinion. However, he attacked the person who is enjoying the series. This is not an opinion, it is refusal to accept other opinions. I didn't like Time of the Doctor. I found it hugely disappointing. I might disagree with someone who liked it, but that doesn't mean they are "too nice" or anything of the sort.
1 week, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express
@Silence63 Who knows? Maybe he thought it was "Saturn 9-ians."
1 week, 6 days ago on Doctor Who Extra: Mummy on the Orient Express
Wow, clips from future episodes! I see a bunch of shots of forests. One of London overtaken. Perhaps that's where the tiger is from? Plus, cybermen! And what's with the planet with golden energy? Is that time reversing?
1 week, 6 days ago on Foxes ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ Full Song (Featuring New Series 8 Clips)
This was a great episode. If I have to give it one word, it would be "solid." It was an entertaining story. There weren't big flaws like Kill the Moon had. I have to hand it to Peter Capaldi. If there was ever an episode that defined his character, it was this one. Until now, I felt like he hadn't gotten a good amount of development, but I feel like in this episode, he was the Doctor. The episode also progressed the arc in subtle ways. I'm sure the Soldier thing fits in somewhere, and perhaps Gus was planted by Missy? I have to say the ending was a bit rushed. It sort of reminded me of The Last of the Time Lords in that respect. In fact, a lot of elements reminded me of RTD's writing. I can't wait for Flatline now!
@Clara Laurinda @The Lazy Cat is Hiding from the Mummy What if the mummy is Clara?
2 weeks ago on Mummy on the Orient Express – 12 Hints & Teasers
@dewyjns @JFrance Or Donna, or Rose, or the Brigadier, or Adric?
Four would be proud... does that mean someone offers someone else a jelly baby?! It seemed like the Mummy was invisible, so I guess it can pass through people. Perhaps the Mummy feeds off life energy like an energy vampire? Now this brings the question: who let everyone suffocate? Is this the Doctor's "most ruthless" that we've been teased?
I seriously doubt there will be a returning villain here, but if there is, there is so much potential! Return of the Vervoids? Krynoids? The Forests of Chime? Vashta Narada? Another Shakri plot? The synopsis reminds me a lot of the "screaming jungle" part of The Keys of Marinus. At any rate, it sounds like a cracking episode!
2 weeks ago on In the Forest of the Night Official Synopsis
This would be my thought process: If the egg hatches, the shell pieces could fly to earth and destroy us. The creature could devour us as soon as it leaves the egg. You never know about alien species' intentions of putting the egg there. Perhaps the species leaves eggs next to a food source. It could be the end of every life on the planet.
However, there is also the possibility that the shell would fall apart to small pieces that would burn up in the atmosphere. The creature could simply fly away. If we kill it, the gravity will still be really big and continue to flood the cities. How many people would die then? Plus, then for all of history, we would have a big dead corpse orbiting the planet, and everyone would know it. I would probably feel guilt every time I looked at the moon.
Which of these choices would I make? To be honest, I really don't know. I can't be completely sure since I now know the outcome of the event.
2 weeks ago on Poll: Lights On or Lights Off?
Going into this episode, I'm cautiously optimistic. I feel like it
will either be terrifyingly brilliant, or cliche and mediocre. It sounds
like it's full of good concepts, so I hope it is pulled off well. I like that there will be "a bigger dose of the Doctor." While Clara's story has been good, I am looking forward to a more Doctor-centric episode.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Advance Review
I agree with points from both reviewers. It's a great article for comparing two different points of view.
I agree with David about the science. There are certain things that you
accept with Sci-fi, like Time Travel. But when you suggest that eggs gain weight when the baby grows, it isn't one of those sci-fi concepts, it's simply a bad understanding. I'm sorry, Mr. Harness, but your grasp of biology troubles me.
The abortion ties are interesting. I didn't think it was uncomfortable, I think it was a good point. The mother has a choice: an innocent life versus the future of her life. What should you do, abort the baby and keep living how you do, or keep the baby and have your life completely change? Kill the Moon presented a similar choice, and I think it was a very good way of examining the issue. I like when a story reflects real-world issues like that; it makes you think.
On Courtney, I think the writing could definitely have been better. When I was 15, I was much more mature, and I don't think that was just me. The way she was written seemed too immature for a teenager, and it was overly stereotypical. I also think the script could have explored her character more. I think if the story had done what John said it did, it would have been more effective. However, I just didn't see that. Overall, Ellis acted very well, and did the best she could with the script.
I liked the story a lot apart from these few points I mentioned. I agree with John about Capaldi's doctor: I feel like it was a great development piece, and I hope it has some repercussions on the future episodes.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on 2nd Opinion: Kill the Moon
Wow, someone I've heard of! Usually I'm totally clueless on these types of articles. I would be fine with him having a role in the show. He seems very talented based on what I've seen of him. And, ultimately, it doesn't matter whether the actor is British or not. What matters is talent.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Downey Jr on Who Role: “Anything’s possible”
@AlexOsirisGlass @SonicTheHedgehogRules I doubt Americans would care. Just look at Star Trek: Patrick Stewart was the star of The Next Generation. Benedict Cumberpatch was in the recent movie. I've never heard any disdain for British actors in American shows. Perhaps there is some, but it's certainly not common. Very few Americans dislike the British. I've found that it's mostly the other way around.
@stargazer0118 @Oodkind is foretold... Abusive relationship? Yeah, she was really mean to him in Deep Breath, simply because he looked older. She slapped him across the face in Into the Dalek. She bossed him around in Robot of Sherwood. Even in Kill the Moon, when he was using his yo-yo and asked what was
wrong, her first response was an irritated snap, before realizing his
point. Who is abusing who? Yes, Twelve has an unusual way of doing things, but it's her who constantly looks down on him.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Kill the Moon: Clara or the Doctor?
I'm surprised that so many people are taking Clara's side. I think the Doctor is totally right, even if his methods were a bit questionable. As many people have said, his leaving her to make a choice is no different that in Cold Blood, when Eleven had Amy negotiate with the Silurians. It's a human matter, not his. Nine didn't intervene and save Earth from destruction in The End of the World, because it's not his concern. It's not an alien invasion that must be stopped. It's a human matter. Yes, he has lived here, but he doesn't have authority over the world.
I've heard a lot of people say he should have intervened, because it was the future. Saying that this is the future, and that makes it different from killing Hitler is irrelevant. Future according to what? His companion? If we had Victorian Clara rather than her 21st century counterpart, could we rewrite 20th century history? The future is no more malleable than the past.
As for Clara's reaction, I understand why she was upset, but she was really overreacting. First of all, Lundvik seemed to understand why the Doctor did what he did. When she said "that brat" or something along those lines, I wondered if she was talking about Clara, who was throwing a tantrum at that moment. Secondly, what did Clara think, that the Doctor would leave them there to die on a breaking apart moon? She acted like they wouldn't be rescued, but the Doctor clearly said that he wouldn't take part in the decision. That doesn't mean that he will leave them on the moon to die. Giving up on him like that is worse than Rose giving up on him in The Christmas Invasion.
Finally, the Doctor gave her the chance to travel in time and space. He turned her life around. She was a ignorant klutz until she got uploaded in Bells of St. John. She didn't even have a stable job. He has helped her keep a life on Earth and still travel with him. Yes, he asked a lot from her, but he's done so before. In Nightmare in Silver, he put her in charge of an army under attack and ran off. What's the difference? He was cute then? But now, since she wasn't happy that he made her make a tough choice, she throws a tantrum and leaves. Not even a "thank you" for turning her life around. Just threats and complaints about him patronizing her.
In conclusion, while the Doctor's method was a bit questionable, I think he was totally right in not getting involved. Clara overreacted in throwing him out. I can understand her not wanting to travel anymore, if she was really that stressed, but throwing a fit and telling him to never return is just ridiculous.
On the creature roaring, it seemed to me that only the Doctor heard it. I assumed it was a telepathic thing, rather than actual sound waves.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Kill The Moon Review
So we have Einstien and Darwin, plus a Nazi... Is the man in white supposed to be Tesla? Plus, Frank Skinner is in the TARDIS! Perhaps he's the one who called The Doctor? And Foxes looks stunning. Is Capaldi wearing a different coat? It looks black, and the collar looks different. Looks like a great episode!
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Promo Pics