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@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor!  Time does seem to be cursed. The only story that does well with it is Time of the Doctor coming 95th and even that has its fair share of critics. Same with Nightmare in Silver and Silver Nemesis, voted worst Cybermen stories.

1 day, 11 hours ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review

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@supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... @Planet of the Deaf @G_Unitt  At least it beat Timelash, Time-Flight and Time and the Rani. Let's hope Time Heist doesn't enter those ranks.

1 day, 11 hours ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review

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Hmmm. Keeping an open mind for this one, but also avoiding getting too excited.

1 day, 11 hours ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review

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@LGwalchmai95  I'd say either Silence in the Library or The Pandorica Opens.

1 day, 14 hours ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen

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Still have to give it to Blink. Listen was very good, but perfect? No, sorry. However, Silence in the Library trumps them both!

1 day, 15 hours ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen

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@Planet of the Deaf @Antee991166  That is true, but I can understand why some people feel too many achievements have been given to Clara.

2 days, 11 hours ago on Open Discussion: Is There More to Clara Than We Think?

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@supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... @Antee991166  It would be amazing, although I would cry harder than the ending of Lord of the RIngs (I am not ashamed!). I think the silent credits were JNT's idea, which he got from Coronation Street. Watching the extras on Earthshock was a pleasant surprise since they interviewed Moffat and Gatiss 4 years before the show came back.

2 days, 11 hours ago on Open Discussion: Is There More to Clara Than We Think?

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@supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... @Antee991166  That's my main hope as well. If Clara does die, I'll obviously be devastated, but it could also be a brilliant and very memorable end to her character. Watching Clara sacrifice her life for a good cause or The Doctor would be just incredible and devastating to watch. Adric was one of the least popular companions, yet killing him off gave an amazing end to his character. I wish I could have watched Earthshock when it first aired. 

2 days, 11 hours ago on Open Discussion: Is There More to Clara Than We Think?

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@supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... @Antee991166  She's definitely joined my top 10 companions list this series. I really hope she has a good ending, because some brilliant companions have pretty poor endings. Leela and Romana deserved better...

2 days, 11 hours ago on Open Discussion: Is There More to Clara Than We Think?

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@supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos...  I should point out, that at the moment I'm really happy with the direction Clara is going in and can't wait to see what happens to her later on. But I do think there could be potential problems further on down the line.

2 days, 11 hours ago on Open Discussion: Is There More to Clara Than We Think?

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@supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... @Antee991166  I agree that future companions will of course have to be different to Clara, but I suppose people are worried about how much influence Clara has. Compare Amy to Clara. The only thing Amy did was to bring The Doctor back into the universe. Still a big thing, but when you look at Clara she has: saving The Doctor across his timeline, partially spurring him off on his adventures, convincing him not to blow up Gallifrey, helping him get another regeneration cycle etc. I'm not even sure Sarah Jane had that much impact.  : p

2 days, 11 hours ago on Open Discussion: Is There More to Clara Than We Think?

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I have heard people point this out as a criticism, and I kind of understand where they're coming from. Some people argue giving Clara such a large role in the whoniverse is potentially damaging to future companions who could not hope to match her. I think this is an interesting criticism, since Clara will leave the show (whether soon or some time in the future) and the show will move on without her. Even some of the most iconic companions such as Sarah Jane and the Brigadier were eventually left behind and this does need to happen to Clara as well at some point. Of course, maybe the rest of the series will address her importance and put it in a clearer light.

2 days, 12 hours ago on Open Discussion: Is There More to Clara Than We Think?

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@The Lazy Cat is in on the Time Heist  Perhaps the Valeyard within him is about to be unleashed!

2 days, 15 hours ago on DWM: Things will never be the same again after Kill the Moon

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Now that I think about it, having a space-train really reminds me of "Enlightenment", having sailing ships in space. Plus hearing that the BBC thought it was too scary makes me cackle with joy! I think I have a new most anticipated episode!

2 days, 17 hours ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8

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"Time-Heist" is sounding interesting, but I'm still cautious because of a certain Steve Thompson. Looking really forward to seeing the interactions between The Doctor and Danny in "The Caretaker". “Hinchcliffe  the s*** out of it for the first half” in "Kill the Moon" sounds great to me! And as for "Mummy on the Orient Express"? Well, what can I say...I like trains!

2 days, 17 hours ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8

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@Adric the Genius  Technically Scotland will always be part of the "British Isles", just like Ireland is. That's how I look at it.

2 days, 17 hours ago on The Caretaker BBC Synopsis

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Damn, why are you changing the time! Now my routines are all ruined! *shakes fist*

2 days, 18 hours ago on The Caretaker BBC Synopsis

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@LucasW  Plus, seeing more of The Doctor as a child would kind of diminish this scene in Listen.

3 days, 13 hours ago on Making Sense of Listen’s Gallifreyan Gallivant

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@LucasW  I agree that if we see more of The Doctor as a child I will get annoyed. But a single appearance didn't really bother me.

3 days, 13 hours ago on Making Sense of Listen’s Gallifreyan Gallivant

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@Mark McCullough @Antee991166  Yeah. I'm not sure I like the idea of one of the main parts of the show being altered so drastically. Its why I also don't like the idea of the Doctor being human (or half-human).

3 days, 13 hours ago on Making Sense of Listen’s Gallifreyan Gallivant

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@Mark McCullough  Hmmm. Its a very interesting and original theory, but I'm not sure I like it. Don't know why, but it doesn't feel right to me.

3 days, 13 hours ago on Making Sense of Listen’s Gallifreyan Gallivant

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To be honest my only nitpick with the ending scene, was that they mentioned an "army". As far as I'm aware, before the Time War, Gallifrey didn't have an army, only the Chancellery Guard. As I said its a nitpick, so it doesn't really bother me. 

Great article by the way.




3 days, 13 hours ago on Making Sense of Listen’s Gallifreyan Gallivant

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Yes that seems like a good score for Robot of Sherwood. A very good story, but still the weakest of the series so far. Not that surprised by the best of Gatiss poll, but I'm sticking with The Unquiet Dead as my favourite of his. Have to admit, I'm glad that Victory of the Dalek was the lowest rated, I've always considered it to be the worst modern Dalek story.

4 days, 13 hours ago on Your Verdict on Robot of Sherwood

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@stephen4 @Antee991166  It varies from person to person. But hopefully you'll have warmed to Capaldi by the end of the series.

4 days, 18 hours ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter

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@stephen4   It can take you a while to adjust to a new Doctor. I wasn't used to Matt Smith until around half way through Series 5 and Sylvester McCoy and David Tennant didn't really shine until their second series.

4 days, 19 hours ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter

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Even if the show does go off-air again, I'm certain it will come back after a few years. Very few shows are able to return to the same or even greater levels of popularity that Doctor Who has had since its return.

4 days, 19 hours ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter

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Very good article as well!

4 days, 19 hours ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter

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Oh my God that picture made me smile so much!

4 days, 19 hours ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter

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@Mikeyboss182  Or maybe Thompson has actually done a good job, we'll have to wait and see.

4 days, 19 hours ago on Next Time: Time Heist

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@Mikeyboss182  I'm hoping that Moffat will be able to bump up the quality of the episode, of course it depends on how much he's written.


4 days, 19 hours ago on Next Time: Time Heist

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@sontaran17 @Antee991166  Is it really a costume? Blimey, it looks incredible!

4 days, 21 hours ago on Next Time: Time Heist

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Have to confess, that the voice is slightly annoying. I'm assuming that the bank isn't actually based in Cardiff and that they are just using it as a stand-in. Maybe its because I've been to Cardiff several times and recognise the location very well. But the CGI on the Teller is absolutely amazing, unless its actually a costume?

4 days, 21 hours ago on Next Time: Time Heist

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Interestingly, Doctor Who Wiki does not consider there to be any monster or antagonist. In fact it makes a point of it "It is also one of the few episodes to not feature some kind of antagonist".

5 days, 11 hours ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?

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Wait and minute. Are we asking if there is an alien in this episode? Because not all aliens are monsters. That's Xenophobia!


5 days, 12 hours ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?

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No, but there was definitely an unrelated alien hiding under the sheets. Know idea what it was doing, but its all I've got.  : p


5 days, 12 hours ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?

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Okay, re-watched the episode. Definitely better on the repeat viewing since the mid-point feels less jarring. But I still have one problem with the episode, in the end the twist is about The Doctor, that in itself is fine, but the rest episode doesn't feel like it is as focused on The Doctor as it is on Clara and Danny. If Orson Pink had been removed or the Clara/Danny scenes had been reduced, and that extra screen time was given to The Doctor, then I think that would have solved the problem. It pains me because this episode was SO close to being perfect, but the lack of screen time on The Doctor, makes the ending feel a bit random, even if it is brilliant. So I give it an 8/10, a great story, but I don't value it as highly as everyone else seems to.


So my rankings for this series so far roughly go:


1. Into the Dalek-9/`10

2. Deep Breath-8/10

3. Listen-8/10

4. Robot of Sherwood-7/10

5 days, 13 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Listen

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Okay, re-watched the episode. Definitely better on the repeat viewing since the mid-point feels less jarring. But I still have one problem with the episode, in the end the twist is about The Doctor, that in itself is fine, but the rest episode doesn't feel like it is as focused on The Doctor as it is on Clara and Danny. If Orson Pink had been removed or the Clara/Danny scenes had been reduced, and that extra screen time was given to The Doctor, then I think that would have solved the problem. It pains me because this episode was SO close to being perfect, but the lack of screen time on The Doctor, makes the ending feel a bit random, even if it is brilliant. So I give it an 8/10, a great story, but I don't value it as highly as everyone else seems to.

5 days, 13 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen

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Damn! Still haven't found the time to re-watch the episode! As I said on the discussion article, while I enjoyed the episode, I did have a fair few problems with it, but these moments were all really good. I'm not sure about No. 12, since I felt Orson Pink was shoehorned into the episode, but maybe a re-watch or later episodes will rectify that.

5 days, 15 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Listen

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@DW_girl  You've summed up my views entirely. I haven't re-watched the episode yet, but I did find the second half of the episode to be a bit aimless. The barn scene was brilliant though, and overall the episode was still very good.

5 days, 20 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen

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@Christoph1337 @Antee991166  Fair enough, that's your opinion. But for me and many others, Thompson has been a pretty bad writer (on Who at least). However, I will go into this episode with an open mind and see if Thompson, working with Moffat, can deliver a decent episode.

5 days, 20 hours ago on Next Time: Time Heist

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@ Notsosmartguy  @Antee991166  In fairness, I haven't had a chance to re-watch it, so maybe my view will change (which is why I haven't voted yet). I still enjoyed it, but I just didn't quite the vibes that everyone else seems to feel about it. Glad you and the majority of people enjoyed it though.  : )

6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Listen

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Well, I may not have enjoyed the episode as much as most people. But I'm glad that it seems to have brought the majority of the fandom together for once. And that's all that matters. : )

6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Listen

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Alright I admit it, this episode looks pretty good! I will give Thompson a chance on this one.

6 days, 10 hours ago on Next Time: Time Heist

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@supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... @Antee991166  Hopefully your right. As I said I haven't re-watched it yet, so maybe it will turn from a decent episode to an amazing one for me. I hope it does, but I can't love it as much most people seem to. : /

6 days, 10 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen

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@supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... @Antee991166  You see, if its addressed later on in the series I will probably forgive it. But this episode was meant to be a Moffat standalone, so at the moment it seems that it will never be picked up again.

6 days, 10 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen

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@supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... @Antee991166  Okay I feel like a bit of numpty now for getting confused by that. But still, I really didn't see the point in him. He just...showed up. At least that's how I saw it.

6 days, 11 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen

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Okay I'm going to get my thoughts down in more detail, I should note, I haven't had a chance to re-watch it yet. The first 25 minutes are great, not amazing, but still very good. They weren't scary but they were definitely creepy and I did very feel quite tense. However, I feel the episode massively lost direction in the second half. Firstly, why did Orson Pink have to be in this episode? Seriously? He wasn't particularly interesting and felt incredibly tacked on. You could argue it is foreshadowing, but that doesn't work since this episode was meant to be a Moffat standalone. This episode effectively ends, by giving a massive revelation about The Doctor, I am perfectly fine with this. However, where did this come from? This episode focused heavily on Clara and Danny, and yet then at the very end focuses on The Doctor, out of virtually nowhere.


I should point out, that I didn't hate the episode, for the most part I enjoyed it, which is why at the moment I would probably give it 6-7/10. Fortunately I avoided getting too hyped about this episode, so avoided major disappointment. I will re-watch the episode tomorrow and maybe my opinion will change.

6 days, 11 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen

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I think the ideas and purpose that this episode was trying to do were absolutely fantastic, revolutionary in fact. But, I don't think it fully worked in the execution. Not bad, but not quite amazing. I'll have to watch again to form a proper opinion though.

6 days, 14 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen

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This episode may freak me out, because I talk to myself a lot!

1 week ago on Listen Clip

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@DWTV  That's actually really interesting! I remember watching a teaser clip for Waters of Mars (it was when The Doctor and Adelaide first meet the Flood) and there was no music and it was incredibly tense. And then in the actual episode there was music and it killed the tension for me.

1 week, 1 day ago on Listen Spoiler-Free Review

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