Been in a Doctor Who fan since 2005. Love the classics and the modern series. Love all The Doctors and the vast majority of companions. Looking forward to the rest of Series 8!
Mmmmm, delicious darkness!
17 hours, 58 minutes ago on Introduction to Dark Water
I am an atheist, but as long as there is some sort of scientific explanation (even techno-babble) then I won't be bothered by the "afterlife". Besides, this wouldn't be the first time Doctor Who has touched on religion. On the top of my head there are these stories: The Daemons, The Face of Evil, Meglos, Kinda, Snakedance, Planet of Fire, The Curse of Fenric, Gridlock and many others.
1 day, 5 hours ago on The Dangers of Heaven
Going with Vincent & the Doctor, but Rings of Akhaten and Mummy on the Orient Express still have my love!
1 day, 11 hours ago on Face-Off: New Writer Debuts
@MWTV @AnthonyMercer Its popular with the fandom as whole, coming 27th in the Doctor Who magazine poll, making it the 3rd most popular Matt Smith story.
Its either going to be Richard Curtis, Neil Cross or Jamie Mathieson, I can't decide!
1 day, 15 hours ago on BBC Confirms Hour Long Series 8 Finale
@Beasts_a_Snarling is in some... Dark Water..... Well I suppose the problem is that we don't know what Missy wants yet and that will probably effect the direction the story goes in.
2 days, 6 hours ago on Dark Water Advance Preview
@supermoff is now supermissy. @Antee991166 @Beasts_a_Snarling is in some... Dark Water..... I feel like this finale might be bigger on a character level, since I really don't the Cybermen are going to be the main focus, although hopefully they still have some good scenes.
@Beasts_a_Snarling is in some... Dark Water..... While I like most of the finales, I do agree that finales getting bigger and bigger is not a wise move, since it stifles creativity.
@Notsosmartguy Member of M.I.S.S.Y. @Antee991166 @Beasts_a_Snarling is in some... Dark Water..... I can't deny that the Tesselecta was a clever twist, but I'm still not sure if I like it or not, even after 3 years...
@Notsosmartguy Member of M.I.S.S.Y. @Beasts_a_Snarling is in some... Dark Water..... Its my second favourite finale after The Parting of the Ways, although the only 2 finales I dislike are The Stolen Earth/Journey's End and The Wedding of River Song. Doomsday is okay, but the rest are all brilliant.
@HelloSweetie The Three Doctors is a great story, hope you enjoy Arc of Infinity, since it isn't the most popular of stories, but I like it!
2 days, 7 hours ago on Dark Water Advance Preview
@Clara Bosswald loves Black Panther&Captain Marvel @supermoff is now supermissy. @Notsosmartguy Member of M.I.S.S.Y. @Ottoman14 But I liked Owen...
@Browncoat of arms @Clara Bosswald loves Black Panther&Captain Marvel I can understand why people dislike the endings to the Series 1 & 3 finales, but personally I can't help but love them anyway!
@Notsosmartguy Member of M.I.S.S.Y. @Antee991166 @supermoff is now supermissy. @Ottoman14 I think it was because it was Christmas and The Doctor did look a tiny bit God-like. According to Wikipedia the last survivor of the Titanic also complained, which is interesting...
2 days, 8 hours ago on Dark Water Advance Preview
@supermoff is now supermissy. @Ottoman14 Yeah. I remember there being complaints about the angels lifting The Doctor up in Voyage of the Damned and even the classic series had complaints with the church being blown up at the end of The Daemons (although it was just a very good model).
Its getting very hard to not get hyped about this! After Missy's reveal, the thing I'm looking most forward to are these "questionable actions". I love to watch that sort of drama, its why Game of Thrones is my second favourite show after Doctor Who!
@Notsosmartguy Member of M.I.S.S.Y. There actually is a psychiatric condition called de Clerambault's syndrome, where the person is convinced that someone else is in love with them and will often do dangerous things to prove it. So I really like that theory!
2 days, 10 hours ago on Pulling the Strings: The Unsolved Clara Mystery (Part 1)
Great article! I remember saying a few months ago that I didn't want anymore mysteries around Clara, as I felt they were a serious detriment to her character in Series 7. However, since Clara's character has vastly improved in Series 8 and the on-going mysteries around her have actually furthered her character development, I'm actually very happy with the mysteries and intrigue that are lurking around her. Dark Water can't come soon enough!
2 days, 11 hours ago on Pulling the Strings: The Unsolved Clara Mystery (Part 1)
Two very interesting reviews. I don't hate the episode, but its still the weakest of Series 8 by quite a long way and when I come to re-watching Series 8, this won't be an episode I'm particularly looking forward to.
2 days, 17 hours ago on 2nd Opinion: In the Forest of the Night
@Push_to_88mph I hope she isn't the Master or Rani as that would be a little weird to me. Assuming she isn't a new character (which I wouldn't mind) I'd put my money on the Valeyard, she seems to fit the description and it would work really well with The Doctor's character arc this series.
3 days, 7 hours ago on Dark Water Clip
@supermoff is now supermissy, member of M.I.S.S.Y. Personally my favourite Cyberman theme is the one from Earthshock. I kind of want an orchestral version of that.
I wanted to go into this episode blind...but I couldn't resist!
All brilliant moments! I do love the universe speech in Akhaten, but I do prefer the Long Song more. His final speech actually elicited a tear from me, and I don't cry easily, even for Doctor Who.
3 days, 8 hours ago on The Eleventh Doctor: Top Moments
According to the DW magazine poll, the top 5 Smith stories are:
1. The Day of the Doctor (1st)
2. The Eleventh Hour (17th)
3. Vincent and the Doctor (27th)
4. The Doctor's Wife (37th)
5. The Name of the Doctor (40th)
3 days, 16 hours ago on The Eleventh Doctor: Five Favourites
Very good article! I have to confess, I only really agree with The Pandorica Opens, all the others are either poor or meh for me. Some of my favourite Smith stories on the top of my head would be; The Pandorica Opens, Vincent and the Doctor, A Good Man Goes to War, The Rings of Akhaten and The Name of the Doctor.
Happy Birthday Raggedy Man!
3 days, 18 hours ago on Happy Birthday, Matt Smith!
@Regenerated Catterson doesn't exist! @supermoff needs answers! NOW! "Your species has the most amazing capacity for self-deception, matched only by its ingenuity when trying to destroy itself!"-Seventh Doctor
4 days, 5 hours ago on Dark Water Promo Pics
So people now love the Cybermen, quite reminiscent of Army of Ghosts. Interesting...
4 days, 6 hours ago on Dark Water Promo Pics
@supermoff needs answers! NOW! @Antee991166 @Notsosmartguy Dreams of Paradise @The Finn @Juggernaut265 It actually beats A Christmas Carol by only 2 places and then there's The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe all the way down at 229th making it the least popular Moffat script. Can't really argue with that!
4 days, 7 hours ago on Why I Love… Nightmare in Silver
@Notsosmartguy Dreams of Paradise @supermoff needs answers! NOW! @Antee991166 @The Finn @Juggernaut265 It appears Time of the Doctor has improved in the eyes of the fandom. It was definitely divisive upon airing, but it seems to have gained respect making it to 95th. I wouldn't say its Moffat's best Christmas special, that's still A Christmas Carol, but its still very good!
@supermoff needs answers! NOW! @Antee991166 @Notsosmartguy Dreams of Paradise @The Finn @Juggernaut265 The music was spot on and I did love the staircase to the TARDIS, but the villains and supporting characters all felt like an afterthought .
@Notsosmartguy Dreams of Paradise @supermoff needs answers! NOW! @Antee991166 @The Finn @Juggernaut265 I don't hate The Snowmen, its just kind of meh to me.
@The Finn @Antee991166 @Notsosmartguy Dreams of Paradise @Juggernaut265 The special effects are dire, but I quite like the plot. We don't see enough eco-fascist villains.
@The Finn @Notsosmartguy Dreams of Paradise @Juggernaut265 Amy's Choice is popular at 105th in the DW magazine poll, although The Snowmen is way ahead at 68th. Dinosaurs on a Spaceship on the other hand is trailing behind at 157th, interestingly behind Invasion of the Dinosaurs at 137th.
Very interesting article! I've never hated "Nightmare in Silver" as most of the fandom has, and on a good day I would probably give it a 6/10. Not amazing, but enjoyable. Nevertheless there are still serious problems with the episode and I can completely understand why most people would hate it. In fact, it came 203rd in the DW magazine poll, making it the 2nd least popular Cyberman story, after only "Silver Nemesis". Still, very nice to hear an alternative viewpoint.
Blimey that result was close, although I'm still personally behind Mummy, Flatline was so good I'm not really bothered. My rankings for this series are:
1. Mummy on the Orient Express-10/10
3. Into the Dalek-9/10
4. Deep Breath-8/10
5. The Caretaker-8/10
6. Time Heist-8/10
8. Robot of Sherwood-7/10
9. Kill the Moon-5/10
10. In the Forest of the Night-5/10
4 days, 11 hours ago on Your Verdict on Flatline & Episode Ranking
@Exalos @supermoff needs answers! NOW! I remember the online teaser for The Impossible Astronaut, where a Silent was shown behind Nixon. Considering I'd read a lot about Slenderman at the time, I was more than a little freaked out! But I never found them "scary" in the actual episodes, definitely creepy though.
4 days, 14 hours ago on Dark Water TV Trailer
@Exalos @Antee991166 @TheIdleIdol Well it definitely sounds interesting! I've only recently begun listening to Big Finish, but hopefully I'll be able to get around to it at some point.
@Amy is uniting the Earth Kingdom! I feel The Valeyard would fit really well with this series' themes of The Doctor's darkness and whether or not he is a good man or not.
@Exalos @Antee991166 @TheIdleIdol I haven't listened to Trial of the Valeyard (yet!) but I'm sure there would be some loophole that would allow him/her to come back. It wouldn't be the first time a villain has been completely destroyed before somehow returning.
@TheIdleIdol The only old villain that I can see her being is The Valeyard. All the others theories of her being The Master, The Rani etc. don't really work for me. That being said, I wouldn't mind if she was an original villain either.
@Master Michael Moon @Antee991166 Hopefully that's the case. It makes it more exciting to think this is only the first part! What is Death in Heaven going to be like!
4 days, 15 hours ago on Dark Water TV Trailer
@Master Michael Moon @The Lazy Cat Has Gone to Heaven... With Clara. I seriously hope not! Bringing back Rose was one of the biggest mistakes RTD made!
One thing that has just occurred to me, is this the trailer for both episodes or only Dark Water?
@TheOncomingHurricane Since I consider The Pandorica Opens to be Moffat's best finale and the second best finale overall (only beaten by Parting of the Ways) that's what it's got to beat.
4 days, 17 hours ago on Dark Water TV Trailer
At 17 seconds the doors behind Clara have Cyber-eyes and what the hell is behind Capaldi at 19 seconds?!
I didn't think it was possible, but I'm even more confused!
4 days, 18 hours ago on Dark Water TV Trailer
@TheDreamer... the Oncoming Planeteer. The "snapping fingers" has always been an awkward part of canon. My personal head-canon is that you can only open the TARDIS with a "snap of your fingers" if you actually have a key. Maybe some sort of psychic link.
5 days, 8 hours ago on Series 8 Finale Trailer Breakdown
If you don't mind me asking, will you be able to see the finale early DWTV? Or are there going to be extra restrictions for the next two episodes?
5 days, 9 hours ago on Series 8 Finale Trailer Breakdown