Please do not throw hands at me!
My votes went like this:
12, 10, 9, 12, 11
14 hours, 11 minutes ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off 1-5 Recap
@NotsoSmartguy Its nothing against Americans, its just that Doctor Who is so intrinsically British that it could go horribly wrong. I would hate a British version of Star Trek for example, it would lack some of its American charm.
1 day, 21 hours ago on Leaked Sony Emails Reveals Doctor Who Movie Plans
If there is a Doctor Who Movie, then please be outside of the canon (aka not tied to the TV series). That way if it's awful, we can forget it ever happened. Hope it doesn't even happen though TBH.
Great article! Delgado is still the greatest Master, the perfect mix of menace, charm and madness. An utter delight to watch onscreen! His relationship with the Third Doctor was absolutely brilliant as well:
The Doctor: You're risking the total destruction of the entire cosmos!
The Master: Of course I am. All or nothing, literally! What a glorious alternative!
2 days, 11 hours ago on Masterology Part 1 – The Suit
9. While I would love for him to return, I think him showing so soon after The Master would be a little jarring. Maybe in a couple of years.
8. I've never quite understood the love for the Sea Devils, since they're essentially just aquatic versions of the Silurians. I wouldn't mind a reappearance, but its low down on my priority list.
7. Definitely want a more serious Sontaran story. I know a lot of people on this site don't care for them much, but I've always been fond of our shows very own allegory for imperialism/militarism.
6. Definitely. A woefully underused villain!
5. One of the greatest designs in the shows history for an alien (IMO) it would be very nice for them to make a comeback. Not all aliens need to be one-minded villains.
4. YES! SO MUCH YES!!!
3. I'm very wary of this. I love the Vashta Nerada and possibly consider them the greatest villain created by Moffat. But I don't want to risk them having inferior appearances. While I don't think the Weeping Angels have been ruined by subsequent appearances, I do think they have been diminished and I would hate this is to happen to our favourite microscopic space piranhas.
2. So long as something new was done for them, I'm up for it! Brilliant aliens only let down by the budget of the time.
1. While its very cool, I don't much could be done with it. Its a fun gimmick, but its very one-note and probably doesn't have that much more to add.
3 days, 11 hours ago on 9 Foes That Are Due A Return
Giving it to 9, sorry 11.
3 days, 15 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #3
As much this sounds like an interesting idea, I'm not convinced. It doesn't really fit into what we've seen from the opening two-parter so far and having both Missy and Davros could be a little crowded. Of course it could refer to a later episode, possibly even episodes 5 & 6, with the whole Davros part being untrue. Because the simple fact is, this is the Daily Mirror, just because they were sort of right about Coleman last year, doesn't make them a credible source.
3 days, 17 hours ago on Series 9 To Open With “Darkest ever plot”?
I feel a bit bad for Hurt since one TV episode (and one book I really need to read!) just isn't enough for me to really get to know his Doctor, so I have to vote Tennant. Sorry Hurt... : /
4 days, 15 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #2
I have to go with Caoakdi. His Doctor absolutely blew me away and was finally able to overtake Eccleston as not only my favourite modern Doctor, but possibly my favourite Doctor of all.
5 days, 14 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #1
@sjw309 But they've been in the exact same number of episodes.
5 days, 15 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #1
Happy birthday! Even though he played arguably the most vulnerable and human Doctor, it only made him fight all the harder to stop the evil forces he faced! Special shout out for Kinda, Earthshock, Enlightenment and The Caves of Androzani!
5 days, 22 hours ago on Happy Birthday, Peter Davison!
@jemihedgehog33 You definitely should! Recommend Davros if you want some more brilliant Terry Molloy!
5 days, 22 hours ago on Genesis of the Daleks: 40 Years On
@Malohkeh @Antee991166 @Dorf Doctor 11 That could be good, although I hope it won't be in Series 9 since both the Daleks and Cybermen are in dire need of a break. Let The Master and some other villains hog the spotlight for a while.
6 days, 10 hours ago on Genesis of the Daleks: 40 Years On
@Malohkeh @Antee991166 @Dorf Doctor 11 True, I just wish the actual Cybermen had more interesting stuff to do.
@TheNightmareChild Its kind of what makes Davros more terrifying than the Daleks. The Daleks are programmed to be merciless and ruthless. They don't really have a choice in the matter. Davros on the other hand chose (to an extent anyway) to become what he is.
@Malohkeh @Antee991166 @Dorf Doctor 11 They were good in Death in Heaven, with the initial emergence and the plane scene being pretty great, as was the idea of them turning converting corpses. But I still felt they were overshadowed by Missy. Let's face it, they did virtually nothing in the last part of the episode other than stand around a graveyard!
@Malohkeh @Antee991166 I like the pyramid and the Exxilons, but the Daleks (like in Day of the Daleks) feel thrown in for no good reason.
@ilyootha @Antee991166 That's because the Daleks were literally just thrown in to increase ratings! It is a shame though, because as you say it was great to see the Classic Series experimenting with time, since it wasn't something they did very often.
@Dorf Doctor 11 The only time they really worked was in the 1960s. Stories like Tomb of the Cybermen and The Invasion are absolutely brilliant! After that though, its definitely more of a mixed bag.
TBH Genesis of the Daleks is the only Dalek in the entirety of the 1970s to be brilliant. All the others are either poor or okay. The 70s was definitely more a golden age for one-off villains.
Day of the Daleks is a good story, but the Daleks are completely shoe-horned in.
Planet of the Daleks is enjoyable (for me anyway), but its about the least original story Terry Nation ever wrote.
Death to the Daleks has boring, silly and quite frankly stupid Daleks! That suicide scene...
Destiny of the Daleks has some amusing lines and some interesting ideas but is really a bit of a mess.
@Malohkeh @Antee991166 Cyber-woman? No don't remember that! Didn't happen! Alternative timeline! Time can be re-written!
6 days, 11 hours ago on Genesis of the Daleks: 40 Years On
@Malohkeh I have a fondness for Revenge of the Cybermen, even if it has the campest Cybermen in history.
Brilliant article! Genesis of the Daleks really is a story that lives up to its reputation and try is one of the greats in Doctor Who history. It probably is my favourite Dalek story as it just understands everything that makes the Daleks and Davros scary. Even though they hardly appear, the Daleks are amazing in every scene they are in, showing you don't need fancy CGI to create a feeling of menace. As the article says though, the real triumph is the character of Davros, wonderfully portrayed by Michael Wisher and wonderfully written by Terry Nation, making him a villain that will never age.
Genesis of the Daleks is a brilliant starting point for classic Who (although make sure not to miss The Ark in Space!) and with the exception of the mutant clam scenes, is practically perfect!
@thomasjaffray I doubt that'll be a problem considering she's a part of one of the largest shows on TV with Game of Thrones!
1 week ago on Maisie Williams Hints At Her Series 9 Role
@Malohkeh @Antee991166 @Russell T Dalek wants Eccleston to win Again I'd argue that was because the show was in a very bad way at the time, because it wasn't even being made! The show at the moment is strong and has the support of the BBC, fans and the general public and I think it could afford to have a different production format.
1 week, 1 day ago on Should Series 9 Be Moffat’s Last?
@Malohkeh @Antee991166 @Russell T Dalek wants Eccleston to win Well that arose out of the BBC being massively unhelpful by not letting JNT leave the post of showrunner.
@Malohkeh @Russell T Dalek wants Eccleston to win That is a danger, but it's worked before. Barry Letts & Terrance Dicks. Philip Hinchliffe & Robert Holmes.
@MicahMahaffey Well it is going to happen at some point. The question is when it should happen.
Brilliant article! I pretty much agree with everything! I also for the most part enjoy Moffat's version of the show, with Series 8 in particular rekindling my love for his storytelling. But I do think it is time for a change and for the show to move forward. Its easy to forget that JNT was popular with the fans for the first half of the 1980s, and it wasn't until Colin Baker's first series that things began to turn downhill.
However, I don't consider Series 9 being his last likely since we would have probably heard something by now. So it'll probably be more likely that Series 10 will be his last and I think that should be the absolute max. There's also the problem of the lack of an obvious successor, although I think this could be circumvented with two writers running the show together.
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @Antee991166 @Who is the Doctor And Maisie Williams is pretty good at playing bad little girls...
1 week, 1 day ago on Maisie Williams Hints At Her Series 9 Role
@Malohkeh @Antee991166 @MetamorphmagusWho Well in fairness most Whovian theories don't have much more evidence than things like that! : p
@Malohkeh @MetamorphmagusWho I think its the hair more than anything TBH.
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @Antee991166 @Who is the Doctor So he regenerated into a young girl (which is a little bit weird) and then eventually grew up. Just like with gender, the rules of regeneration when it comes to age are quite vague, but I guess that could be what happened. Of course we then get into the issue of how Time Lord's age, but The Master has regenerated so many times that who knows how old he/she is!
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @Who is the Doctor How exactly would that work? Would that be supporting the theory that The Master stole a new body after The End of Time?
Mmmmm, vague information. *Homer Simpson gurgle*
An important future development of the 12th Doctor will be when he gets a new companion. While it is still unconfirmed, most have assumed that Clara will have departed by the end of the next series and a new companion will be on the horizon. It will be quite strange since Coleman has had a significant role in the show since 2012 and it feels ages since we had a new companion. I don't think 12 will react in the same way to losing Clara as he did with the Ponds, although we have no idea how Clara will be leaving. I think a new companion will open up some very interesting new dynamics for 12 and hopefully for us as well. Especially if the new companion is outside of the norm of 21st century Earth girl.
1 week, 2 days ago on Series 8: The Long Regeneration
@Malohkeh It definitely is out of the ordinary to kill your main character just a few minutes into a series! : p
@Wonky Apples While I agree that the Silence arc did become a bit of a mess in Series 6, I don't think it necessarily means a multi-series arc is a bad idea. It wouldn simply need to be done with more planning. Series 5 worked really well with a heavy story-arc, or at least I think so.
@Malohkeh As much as Series 6 is not a favourite of mine, I'll admit that it was very experimental.
@TARDISGUY123 @Antee991166 While I feel Series 9 would be a good time to go, its looking pretty unlikely now. We heard about RTD leaving sometime in 2009 I believe, so realistically speaking, Series 10 will probably be the earliest Moffat leaves. Of course its possible there will be an interlude series where Moffat and his successor will work on a series together to ensure a smooth transition.
An interesting article, although I don't quite agree. While the transition from Smith to Capaldi was less obvious than the change from Tennant to Smith, that was to be expected since it still had the same showrunner. I disagree though that the first few episodes were Smith-like. Both Deep Breath (with the exception of the Paternosters) and Into the Dalek felt very different in tone from the fairytale of the Smith era. They were more gritty and had a greater sense of realism.
Personally I think Moffat decided on a Doctor more like Twelve because there was some demand in the fandom for an older Doctor and also it was simply time for a more dramatic change. By the time of the 50th anniversary, the show had been completely established and Moffat knew he would be able to take the "risk" of an older, more sinister Doctor.
As for what Moffat is planning to do with Twelve in the future, is any Whovian's guess! For one thing we don't even know if Moffat will stay for the duration of Capaldi's tenure, or how long Capaldi will last! As for the possibility of a female Doctor, I believe Moffat recently said he wouldn't make the change if it would divide the fanbase unnecessarily. But I think that's an issue for another time.
@TheCyberDoctor Geronimo Especially since The Doctor was disappointed he wasn't ginger! If anything the show is pro-ginger, look at Amy Pond!
1 week, 2 days ago on Doctor of the Decade: Rate the Eleventh Doctor
Just out of curiosity, when did Smith become The Doctor for you? I know that for a lot of people it was somewhere in The Eleventh Hour (or even possibly at the end of The End of Time!). But I rarely fall in love with characters that quickly, so for me it was his scenes with the Countess in The Vampires of Venice. He oozed quiet anger, sadness and power in those scenes and I loved it!
I feel lazy, but another ten!
So my rankings of the modern Doctor's goes like this so far:
1. Christopher Eccleston
2. Matt Smith
3. David Tennant
@MrRazza is reporting you to the council! While I'm solid on the order of the revived Doctors, everything else is in flux pretty much:
1 week, 3 days ago on Doctor of the Decade: Rate the Tenth Doctor
Even though he's my least favourite of the modern Doctors, he's still brilliant!
@Chewie2003 They feel too much a part of the Smith era for me. Maybe they're appearance in Deep Breath was necessary to help sceptical viewers more easily accept Capaldi's Doctor, but I think that should be it.
1 week, 4 days ago on Bring Back Craig Owens
I pretty much agree with first part of this article. The Lodger was a very fun story and James Corden and Matt Smith bounced off each other incredibly well. But this is part of the reason why I don't think Craig should be brought back. I don't see his character working as well with Capaldi's Doctor. Even if they did work well together, I really want Capaldi's era to move forward and break links (though not all of them) with previous era's as Doctor Who has done before. That means no River Song, no Paternoster Gang and no Craig Owens.
@The_Eternal_Dalek @Antee991166 McGann is a bit of an odd one since he doesn't really fit into either the classic or the revived series. I wouldn't mind if he was included though.
1 week, 4 days ago on Doctor of the Decade: Rate the Ninth Doctor