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@Malohkeh @TheOncomingSnow @Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @supermoff @TheOncomingStorm @Antee991166 @ilyootha is in the Divergent Universe If Let's Kill Hitler was a standalone episode, I wouldn't have a problem with it. However, it is major part of the River Song arc, which until this point was very serious. Having a light-hearted story after The Impossible Astronaut and A Good Man Goes to War, really threw me off. I will give you that it has great dialogue.
"I was just on my way to a gay gypsy bar-mitzvah for the disabled, when I suddenly though, gosh the Third Reich's a bit rubbish, I think I'll go kill the Fuhrer."
1 week ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences
@Malohkeh @supermoff @TheOncomingStorm @Antee991166 @Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @ilyootha is in the Divergent Universe That's very true. I remember loving it when it first aired. but over time I've become far more critical of it.
@TheOncomingStorm @Antee991166 @supermoff @Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @ilyootha is in the Divergent Universe There are too many characters, the Daleks are killed by flipping a few switches and the Meta-crisis Doctor plot with Rose is terrible IMO. Those are roughly my problems with it anyway. : )
@supermoff @Antee991166 @Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @ilyootha is in the Divergent Universe @TheOncomingStorm Its only just below he 50%, so its not that low.
Bad Wolf/Parting of the Ways-13th (very well deserved)
The Stolen Earth/Journey's End-35th (too high IMO)
The Name of the Doctor-40th
The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang-42nd
Army of Ghosts/Doomsday-45th
Utopia/SoD'/Last of the Time Lords-55th
Even though I don't like Wedding that much, I'm surprised how far away it is from all the other finales.
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @Antee991166 @ilyootha is in the Divergent Universe @TheOncomingStorm In fact, all of the finales are popular apart from Wedding of River Song at 129th.
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @ilyootha is in the Divergent Universe @TheOncomingStorm Its actually not underrated. In the 50 years poll it came 55th, so it must be quite popular with the fandom. I also love it, even if some parts of the plot are a bit silly.
@Planet of the Deaf @Beasts_a_Snarling I live in Scarborough and we've got a police box as well!
@ilyootha is in the Divergent Universe I like Four to Doomsday... : (
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor The deaths of every character we have ever loved!!! Oh no wait that's Game of Thrones.
@Planet of the Deaf @Antee991166 @supermoff We never saw it play out though, so we have no idea what happened with Brian.
@TheCyberDoctor is Undead @supermoff @WellSpokenMan Retro, political, gothic, comedy, high sci-fi, pantomime, drama, romance. To name just a few : )
@davidbrummy That would be really good actually, the ending to Planet of Fire showed an unusually dark side of the 5th Doctor. However, I'm not sure if its confirmed we're going back to Sarn, only that they are filming in Lanzarote again.
@supermoff I'd still argue there weren't many consequences. Amy and Rory have their baby taken away, but in the end she turns out fine. The Doctor is meant to die but gets out of it with no problems. I'm hoping that in Series 8, taking certain paths will bring more dire consequences.
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @Antee991166 Exactly, although even with Tennant and Smith I felt it went a bit far. I'm watch Girl in the Fireplace at this very moment and while its a great story, The Doctor's flirtatious attitude doesn't really work for me.
I also love the fact that Capaldi seems he's going to be a more asexual Doctor. While I don't mind The Doctor flirting, it can get a bit much for me and I hope we return to the more classic type of Doctor. "Your a beautiful woman...probably"
@JolomontheCube At the end of Nightmare in Silver he muttered that her skirt was just a bit too tight.
Wow! Moffat really seems to be taking fan advice to heart, this is exactly what I wanted for Series 8! Less fairy-tale more consequences, a more distant and alien Doctor and the possibility that traveling with The Doctor isn't all fun! The wait for Series 8 just became even more unbearable!
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @AztecsDaleksAndCavemen I got spoiled on some website, but fortunately it was very late, so when I woke up, I'd self-retconned myself and now can't remember what the spoiler was!
1 week ago on DWM #476: “Am I A Good Man?”
Great looking issue! Won't be able to get this until next week since I'm going on holiday, but I'll get it as soon as I get back.
@MetamorphmagusWho @DrWho879992 And also "much prettier than a computer!" : )
1 week, 1 day ago on Cybermen Invade London (Again!)
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @Antee991166 @TARDlSkey Fair enough, but it still feels too regular for me.
1 week, 2 days ago on Doctor Who’s Biggest Deus Ex Machina
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @Antee991166 @TARDlSkey True, but it still feels contrived to use it all the time and I would rather it go back to only being used once per episode.
@TARDlSkey @Antee991166 But I can't recall a time when it was used multiple times in an episode. Nowadays, its used every 10 minutes, or at least that's how it appears to me.
@TARDlSkey But in the 10th Doctors era, it was only used about once per episode. In some stories in recent years it has been used multiple times, which could have been instead been resolved in a much more clever way.
@ThePaternosterGangAreAwesome The problem we have is that it is lazy for writers to rely on it. Rather than blowing up the Shakri ship using the sonic, The Doctor should have had to think up a plan or a clever gadget to save the day.
I'm not sure if the sonic screwdriver can be called a "Deus ex machina". To my knowledge a "DEM" is something that appears out of nowhere to solve a problem, but the screwdriver is a tool that The Doctor has used many times so it is expected and doesn't come out of nowhere. Nevertheless, I do agree that it has been vastly overused in the last few series, and I would hope in future it would only be used once per episode for a conventional task that we need to get through quickly. Only use it for resonating concrete in future.
@TakeTheType40 is now...CyberDead! @Antee991166 @AztecsDaleksAndCavemen @Huknar @Sephora36 The Next Doctor reached 149th, which is definitely too high IMO.
1 week, 2 days ago on Cybermen Invade London (Again!)
@MetamorphmagusWho Hope you enjoy them! Personally, I think The Invasion is the best Cyberman story and completely justifies having 8 episodes to create the feeling of a really epic story.
@AztecsDaleksAndCavemen @Huknar @Sephora36 Nightmare in Silver isn't popular with the fandom. In the recent poll is came 203rd, making it the second least popular Cyberman story, after only Silver Nemesis. Personally, I don't hate it, but I can't say I like it.
@MeglosProductions @Antee991166 @supermoff @Notsosmartguy approves of female thor Agreed. While the plot is slightly messy and over reliant on continuity, its still enjoyable to watch. Plus the Cybermen simply kick-ass in the story! They crush a man's hands until they bleed and kill another guy by bashing him on the shoulder! Badass!
@supermoff @Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @Antee991166 Its funny, but Nightmare in Silver and Silver Nemesis were voted the worst Cybermen stories. Seems the word "Silver" is cursed.
@supermoff @Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @Antee991166 I'm one of the few people who doesn't mind Attack of the Cybermen and I also quite liked Rise of the Cybermen, but since then they have been a bit weak. Nightmare in Silver was okay in parts, but it was far from a great story. That scene in the Pandorica was really good though!
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @Antee991166 The problem with Doomsday, was they were easily slaughtered by the Daleks and it made look weak IMO. I never liked the Cyber King, not just in design, but the name, "King" doesn't sound like a Cyberman rank.
@supermoff @TheOncomingStorm My only problem with them, is their eyes. There just too big and it makes them look slightly cute. If they can make the eyes slightly smaller, then I'll love the design.
Really happy that the Cybermen are being given centre stage! Hopefully they'll get a great story, God knows its been a while!
@DrWho879992 Big Finish given the New Who license would be the best gift the BBC could give!
1 week, 3 days ago on Will There Be a 10th Anniversary Special for the Revival?
I don't think there will be a special episode, but I'm definitely hoping for a documentary about the revival.
@Luna23 @Antee991166 @MaraBackman @VictorWong1 Oh agree the hate was inappropriate, but Matt Smith was an unknown, young actor so there was at least precedent for people to be uncertain about him. But Capaldi is clearly a great actor and it is nice that the overall response has been much more positive.
1 week, 3 days ago on Barrowman on Jack’s Future, Capaldi Critics
@TardisBoy I'd rather see more classic companions return TBH. Seeing Martha and Mickey again would be great, but we saw them only 5 years ago. We haven't see characters like Ace, Leela and Romana in over 30 years! However, I do agree that they should come back if they fit into a story.
@Luna23 @MaraBackman @VictorWong1 While the hatred against Smith was ridiculous, there was at least the argument that he could be too young (even though everyone seemed to forget about Peter Davidson). But Capaldi is an established actor, so no one rationally say that he won't be good in the role. The only argument people give is "he's not attractive" which is an absolutely ridiculous argument.
@Gustaff That always bothered me about MD. Children felt like a proper ending to Torchwood, but MD left too many plots hanging, even though there was no guarantee another series would be commissioned.
@TomLong2 Seriously hope your trolling, because of all valid criticisms that can be attributed to Moffat, being selfish is not one of them.
Fine words from Barrowman! On the other issue, I won't be surprised if we never see Captain Jack again. I don't wish to sound negative, but the longer Torchwood is off air, the less likely it is to return and DW rarely brings back characters as it is always about moving forward.
My favourite would probably be the TV movie theme, it gives off the biggest epic vibes for me. Also, "Hardwire Productions" did a recreation of it on youtube and its absolutely amazing.
1 week, 4 days ago on The Importance of Doctor Who’s Theme Tunes
I remember being blown away by the theme tune when I saw it in 2005 as well, although I also love the 2010 theme tune. In fact the only theme tune I dislike is McCoy's and even then it has parts I like in it. Hopefully Capaldi will get a new theme tune, as I feel every Doctor should have their own theme that we can associate with their era. The DW theme tune has always been beyond its time, being one of the first tunes to incorporate radiophonics and is just as iconic as Star Wars or Jurassic Park.
A big thanks to Ron Grainer and Delia Derbyshire for creating the theme and also Peter Howell, Murray Gold and everyone else who has contributed to it since then.
@The Genie Sadly, its highly unlikely Simm would want to resume the role permanently, although he has said he would do a regeneration scene.
1 week, 5 days ago on McGann: Charles Dance Would Be a Great Master
The Invasion and The Silurians fully deserve their long stories in my opinion, but The War Games and Inferno do seem to drag a fair bit. I don't think we could have stories this long anymore, but maybe more 3-part stories like at the end of Series 3 would be good.
1 week, 5 days ago on Are Longer Stories Better? Five Classics
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor To be honest, I'm not expecting him in Series 8 anymore, but maybe Series 9. Maybe its for the best, since that way we will be used to Capaldi as the Doctor and it will make their confrontation even better.
@NeutronFlow @Regenerated Catterson I think the best way, would be to have a minisode just like Night of the Doctor, but with John Simm regenerating into the next Master.
@NeutronFlow Ohhhhhh snap!