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I get it!
14 hours, 48 minutes ago on Doctor Who Future in Doubt After Capaldi ‘Fracas’
@The2015oftheDoctor! Not every writer is going to be your tastes and not every "classic" will be either. I for example can't stand The Doctor's Wife, which is loved by virtually everyone.
1 day, 3 hours ago on 5 Reasons To Rejoice At Jamie Mathieson’s Return
Completely agree with this article! Writer of the 2 best episodes of Series 8 IMO! Hopefully he can deliver something great for Series 9 as well!
1 day, 4 hours ago on 5 Reasons To Rejoice At Jamie Mathieson’s Return
I actually kind of like that 12 doesn't have a distinctive costume. Its very much a part of his no-nonsense and "doesn't suffer fools gladly" attitude. The same can be said by a lack of a catchphrase.
1 day, 6 hours ago on 12th Doctor Costume Change for Series 9
@The_Eternal_Dalek @Petyr Cupalldy Well in fairness a lot of people pirate it, making it the most pirated TV show in history.
2 days, 8 hours ago on Series 9: The Girl Who Died, and The Woman Who Lived
@The Dreamer... dreaming about series 9 It does start very slowly, in fact it doesn't really get going until the end of the first series, but it gets better and better from there. The characters and plots may feel random and unimportant, but do begin to come together. Fantasy elements are introduced gradually and will likely a play a big part in the endgame. Obviously I'm biased since I'm a massive fan of it, but I would urge you to try and give it another go.
2 days, 9 hours ago on Series 9: The Girl Who Died, and The Woman Who Lived
@The Dreamer... dreaming about series 9 There's a thrill in the unpredictability I guess. For me though, its the brilliant plots, characters and world that keep me watching/reading.
@The Dreamer... dreaming about series 9 They're not all going to die. GRRM has promised a "bittersweet ending". So only most of them will die. : p
@HarpsWhotheDalek She wouldn't have time at the moment, considering she films Game of Throne's for roughly half the year. Maybe when its over in a couple of years?
2 days, 12 hours ago on Series 9: The Girl Who Died, and The Woman Who Lived
@Edoe Couldn't have put it better myself! : D
Masie Williams!!!! Hell yeah!!!!
Jamie Mathieson writing an episode!!!! Hell yeah!!!
This could be the best day ever! Wait I found a penny, it is the best day ever!!! : D
As usual a lovely stats breakdown supermoff! : )
3 days, 6 hours ago on Rank the Revival: A Numbery-Wumbery Breakdown (Part 1)
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @JoelNewton While I'd argue that Into the Dalek was superior in many aspects to Asylum of the Daleks, I'll focus on exterminations. Not all enemies need to kill to be menacing, I accept that. But as Nicholas Briggs says, if the Daleks don't kill then they are essentially just screaming pepper pots. The Daleks are terrifying because they place absolutely no value on life that isn't like them.
4 days, 5 hours ago on All 117 Episodes of the Revival Ranked By You
@ilyootha @The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @TheOncomingHurricane @DWTV - Barbarically Evil Exactly! Most of the ideas in Kill the Moon were actually not that bad, which makes it all the more painful when it falls apart. For that reason, I actually hope Peter Harness does return since I think he could do a much better job with a different type of episode.
@Edoe Aside from the Space Pig, the farting and the slightly rubbish Slitheen costumes, I think its a pretty brilliant story!
Why are The Vampires of Venice and The Power of Three so low? Aside from the former being relatively unoriginal and the latter having a very rushed ending, what was so bad about them?
@TheNightmareChild @Antee991166 I'll go with that as the scientific explanation. There's no other possibility. : p
Awww, why is Gridlock so low? That's one of the best episode's of Series 3. : (
@TheOncomingHurricane I'll admit that he is a very mixed writer for me (and obviously for the rest of the fandom as well), but its very sad since he is clearly a massive fan of the show.
4 days, 6 hours ago on All 117 Episodes of the Revival Ranked By You
Great article! I'm looking very forward to The Doom Coalition! Personally, I hope this series is a bit more focused than Dark Eyes, since that series seemed to force too many enemies into the story, not allowing many of them to be developed. Hopefully they'll be plenty of time devoted to The Eleven and hopefully the return of Macqueen's Master!
4 days, 6 hours ago on Doctor Who Presents… Doom Coalition
@TheOncomingHurricane @Antee991166 Be grateful I decided to spare Let's Kill Hitler and The Wedding of River Song! : p
5 days, 5 hours ago on The Bottom 10 TV Stories of the Decade
@Beasts_a_Snarling - Servant of the Union of Three! Not flirty for one thing. And I don't like the idea that the TARDIS takes him where he needs to be. Takes away the fun IMO.
@Beasts_a_Snarling - Servant of the Union of Three! Its essentially because I despise the character of Idris and the "revelation" about The Doctor and TARDIS relationship. Its purely a subjective problem and I accept I will probably always be in the minority. It just went against what I saw what their relationship should be.
My bottom 10 episodes of New Who (in no particular order):
Love & Monsters
The Beast Below
The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS
The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks
Victory of the Daleks
The Next Doctor
The Doctor's Wife (bet that's a controversial one : p)
@TheNightmareChild @supermoff is celebrating 10 years of New Who @TheCyberDoctor is Celebrating 10 Years of New Who Wasn't that essentially Exodus: The Musical!
5 days, 6 hours ago on The Bottom 10 TV Stories of the Decade
Can't say I'm surprised or disappointed, I don't really like any of these episodes.
@Malohkeh will sell soul for Big Finish CDs Well you can't prove or disprove subjective opinions. What this does show is that a majority of fans still love his writing, but there could still be a significant minority who don't. (this is coming from someone who for the most part still enjoys Moffat's work but simply thinks its time for him to move on.)
6 days, 4 hours ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade
I'll be honest, only one of the top 5 (Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead) is an episode I consider amazing, but none of these episodes are bad. I'm terrible at making lists so I'll simply give my favourite episode from each modern Doctor:
Christopher Eccleston-Bad Wolf/Parting of the Ways
David Tennant-Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead
Matt Smith-The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang
Peter Capaldi-Mummy on the Orient Express
Quite predictable unfortunately. I'll go with Blink since I do prefer it, although neither of these episodes are anywhere near my top 10.
1 week ago on Revival Face-Off: The Grand Final
Happy Birthday to one of the greatest Doctors of them all! I might just go an re-watch The Invasion for the umpteenth time, possibly the greatest alien invasion story ever done!
1 week ago on Patrick Troughton’s Birthday
@NumberNine Blimey I forgot that the 10th anniversary of New Who was coming up. Seriously hoping for a minisode!
1 week, 1 day ago on Revival Face-Off: Semi-Final #2
@The Cosmic Dodo I completely agree about The Eleventh Hour. Its not a bad story and there have been far worse Doctor intros, but I don't understand the love for it. For me, the beginning with young Amelia Pond is great and the scene on the rooftop at the end is great, but everything else is pretty average and even slightly boring.
Human Nature/Family of Blood
The Day of the Doctor although I still consider it (along with The Eleventh Hour) to be overrated.
The Waters of Mars, but only by the slightest margin!
The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon because as I've said previously, I don't rate The Eleventh Hour anywhere near as highly as other people.
1 week, 2 days ago on Revival Face-Off: Semi-Final #1
Great article! The Hinchliffe era truly was a golden age. Consistently high ratings, numerous classics and for me not a single bad story (even Revenge of the Cybermen). I don't think the horror was too much for children, as Hinchliffe himself said children liked to be scared and see monsters. I would definitely not say no to the show taking a tone more in line with this and stories like Mummy on the Orient Express, Flatline and Dark Water are a step in the right direction. They would have fitted in perfectly to the Gothic years!
Also, minor correction. While Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks commissioned Genesis of the Daleks, it was Philip Hinchliffe and Robert Holmes who increased its dark and gritty parts.
1 week, 3 days ago on Horror Who Part II: The Hinchcliffe & Holmes Influence
@ilyootha @russell t dalek Interesting. For me the 1st half is superb and its only when Orson Pink comes in that I think the episode begins to lost focus and have its pacing grind to a halt. I love the barn scene (despite the continuity gripes I have with it) although it does come out of nowhere for me.
1 week, 3 days ago on Revival Face-Off: Moffat Era Triple
@russell t dalek I think its got some great scenes and ideas, but overall it lacks focus for me. So I suppose I would say I'm in the middle, although I give it a 7 or an 8.
@supermoff @the666thdoctor Very true. Stories like Genesis of the Daleks, City of Death and The Caves of Androzani have almost consistently been in the top 5 episodes since the 1990s!
Vincent & The Doctor since I've never considered The Eleventh Hour to be anything above a 7/10.
The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon, although The Name of the Doctor comes very close.
The Day of the Doctor simply because it felt more cohesive than Listen, although I find both episodes to be slightly overrated.
Another great set! Absolutely love "Through Time and Space"!
1 week, 3 days ago on Weird and Wonderful
Very interesting. The Doctor's age is a continuity quagmire for Doctor Who and how quickly he ages only adds to the problem. I'd personally assume that the rate The Doctor ages is either a part of his incarnation or is effected by external traumas. This could include the planet Mondas for the 1st Doctor, the Time War for the War Doctor and the Siege of Trenzalore for the 11th Doctor.
1 week, 4 days ago on Wearing A Bit Thin: A Theory on Time Lord Ageing
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @Antee991166 @Missy's vortex manipulator confirmed @supermoff is now a Maximoff @Alleigh member of P.O.N.D.S I have the latest issue but I don't have it on me at the moment. What did he say?
1 week, 4 days ago on Revival Face-Off: RTD Era Triple
@Missy's vortex manipulator confirmed @supermoff is now a Maximoff @Antee991166 @Alleigh member of P.O.N.D.S I imagine that when he does step down as showrunner he will take a break from writing for Doctor Who, but may return a few years later.
@Missy's vortex manipulator confirmed @Antee991166 @Alleigh member of P.O.N.D.S More consistent, but that's obviously because he had more time to write them. He has written some great stories since becoming showrunner, but he's also written some stinkers so on a balance of averages, yes his RTD era scripts were better.
@Love and Bonkers Bink had more jump scares, whereas The Empty Child/ was more atmospheric. I wouldn't call either of them scary (for me personally) but they both managed to be very creepy. Now Silence in the Library, that's a scary Moffat story!
@Alleigh member of P.O.N.D.S In fairness it was up against Blink which was always going to be a struggle. Even so I agree, its a shame it lost since its my favourite RTD era Moffat script.
@russell t dalek True, but I still prefer it over The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances so I had to vote for it. If it was up against any of the four other episodes on this list, then I wouldn't have voted for it.
Ooooo, this is tricky. But here we go:
Blink simply because I cannot flaw it whereas there are some tiny niggles I have with The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances.
Bad Wolf/Parting of the Ways simply because of Eccleston's beautiful regeneration scene. Human Nature/Family of Blood comes VERY close behind.
Midnight simply because it works perfectly as a standalone story. The Waters of Mars is incredible, but some of its ideas are simply thrown away in the following episode.
In the end though, all of these episodes are brilliant and don't really mind which of them get through.
Great article! While Martha has never been a favourite companion of mine, she's still a great character and I've never understood the hate for her. As I said a while ago, Martha is regrettably the "side-lined" companion. She's side-lined by The Doctor for most of Series 3, she's side-lined in her Series 4 appearances and in 2 of the 3 Torchwood episodes she's side-lined because Owen had turned into an immortal zombie. Then again I don't think she was ever going to be the most committed of companions, she was too independent for that.
1 week, 5 days ago on Why I Love Martha Jones
@Gustaff @Missy's vortex manipulator confirmed @TheElusiveWhovian And Parting of the Ways.
1 week, 5 days ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #12