I've become obsessed with Big Finish!!!
@The Lazy Cat Definitely the best writer of Series 7!
2 hours, 18 minutes ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman
@Clara Laurinda @Huknar @ElyotWren @DWISCOOL100 The problem is, even if there are children like Angie (although I've never met one), I doubt they would be that mopey if they had just travelled in a time machine and landed on an alien planet!
2 hours, 23 minutes ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman
@supermoff @The Lazy Cat @TheCyberDoctor is Upgrading Christmas @YaelMoise I know I keep saying it but... *coughs* Big Finish *coughs*
2 hours, 29 minutes ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman
@supermoff @Antee991166 @DWISCOOL100 True, but as we've seen many times this year, imdb and AI scores are not necessarily accurate representations of quality. : p
2 hours, 30 minutes ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman
@supermoff @DWISCOOL100 I'm not sure that's true considering it was voted the 2nd worst Cyberman story of all time and 203rd overall.
2 hours, 37 minutes ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman
Meh, I've made it no secret that I'm not a fan of his episodes, so I'm not really bothered.
2 hours, 45 minutes ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman
@supermoff @Antee991166 Coleman's performance was outstanding, but I think her confidence made her feel a bit too similar to Amy and I think I change was needed at the time. Of course maybe if she'd had more stories she would have grown on me, but personally I'm glad we got modern Clara instead.
20 hours, 42 minutes ago on 4 Different Types of Companions Doctor Who Should Consider
@supermoff I don't know. The Snowmen still comes off as very meh to me, and while I remember being disappointed that Victorian Clara wasn't going to be the companion, in hindsight I'm glad. I find her too cocky and flirty for my tastes, I much prefer modern Clara's wit and bubbliness.
20 hours, 47 minutes ago on 4 Different Types of Companions Doctor Who Should Consider
We definitely need a companion which fits into one of these categories. With the exception of Captain Jack, all of the companions in the modern series have been...well modern! The 60s, 70s and 80s all tried their hand at different types of companion and gave us some of the best such as Jamie, Zoe, Leela, Romana, K-9 and many others. Having an alien or non modern companion is definitely on my wish list for Series 10 at the latest.
20 hours, 49 minutes ago on 4 Different Types of Companions Doctor Who Should Consider
@Mark McCullough Well Jamie and Zoe are my favourite companion team so I don't see why not!
20 hours, 53 minutes ago on 4 Different Types of Companions Doctor Who Should Consider
@Malohkeh @supermoff @Antee991166 @Notsosmartguy I'd recommend Flip-Flop. Its a story without an end or a beginning and has two possible realities. It has two parts and it doesn't matter which one you listen to first. It's quite complicated, but very enjoyable!
21 hours, 56 minutes ago on “Jack & River Returns Would Have to be Seismic” – Moffat
@supermoff @Antee991166 @Notsosmartguy @Malohkeh They really are brilliant. I'm so glad I found them this year. In fact I'm just about to listen to The King of Sontar, looking forward to listening to Dan Starkey as the ultimate Sontaran!
21 hours, 58 minutes ago on “Jack & River Returns Would Have to be Seismic” – Moffat
@supermoff @Notsosmartguy @Malohkeh @Antee991166 Trust me, they made Mel into a decent character, they can do anything!
22 hours ago on “Jack & River Returns Would Have to be Seismic” – Moffat
@Notsosmartguy That's the best thing about the expanded universe, and Big Finish audios in particular, that they are made purely for us fans. The TV show has to prioritise the general public and casual viewers. But with the audios, books and comics everything us fans want can be delivered. Once Big Finish gets the New Who license we can have as many River Song and Captain Jack adventures as we like!
22 hours, 31 minutes ago on “Jack & River Returns Would Have to be Seismic” – Moffat
Meh, I'd much rather have a classic character return that we haven't seen in decades than a character we last saw only a few years ago.
1 day, 3 hours ago on “Jack & River Returns Would Have to be Seismic” – Moffat
Hmmm. This is quite an interesting exploration of Clara's character and for the most part I agree.
1 day, 5 hours ago on Moffat Explains “Clara Who”
Oooooo! Very nice new look!
1 day, 22 hours ago on Site Update: Christmas 2014
@supermoff wants Clara in Series 9 for Christmas! @Antee991166 Nah, they just force you to watch The Twin Dilemma for days at a time!
2 days, 21 hours ago on Weird and Wonderful
@supermoff wants Clara in Series 9 for Christmas! @Antee991166 I think I'd like them to wait until next year at the earliest, since they've got a lot of series on at the moment and I wouldn't want them to be too distracted. On the top of my head they're doing: The Walking Dead, Tales from the Borderlands, Game of Thrones and Wolf Among Us. Doctor Who would definitely fit nicely into that group!
@supermoff wants Clara in Series 9 for Christmas! @Antee991166 I think I read somewhere that Telltale would love to do Doctor Who, its just the BBC for whatever reason aren't willing to give the license. At least not at the moment.
@supermoff wants Clara in Series 9 for Christmas! TBH, the only company and format I would trust for a Doctor Who game would be one made by Telltale. It just seems like the perfect format for the show.
Dear God the all Classic Who video looks like some kind of brainwashing technique!
2 days, 22 hours ago on Weird and Wonderful
@supermoff wants Clara in Series 9 for Christmas! @Antee991166 Well Death in Heaven, for the most part, was a very good start, but I think I need to see more of her Master to form a proper opinion.
3 days, 6 hours ago on Poll: A Female Doctor
@Notsosmartguy Agent of C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S. Well you can never be certain of anything, especially in Doctor Who! I thought Time Heist was going to be another bad script from Steve Thompson, instead it turned out to be one of my favourite scripts this year. I thought I'd want Clara to leave by the end of Series 8, but Deep Breath gave me a completely new positive perspective on her character and she became my favourite modern companion! Doctor Who never ceases to surprise.
This issue frustrates me greatly because I want to be okay with a female Doctor! I really do! In real life I'm very liberal and open-minded, but for some reason when it comes to Doctor Who the idea of a female Doctor really bothers me! Its bothers me that it bothers me! Hopefully if there ever is a female Doctor I will warm to the idea and hopefully Missy will be able to convince me in her future appearances. If the worst case scenario is that I can't stand a female Doctor, then I will simply go away from the show for a few years until it is more to my tastes. Hopefully that won't happen though.
Oh dear, I knew this was coming. If there was an "uncertain" option I would vote for it, but since there is not I'm afraid I'm going to have to vote "against".
Good list, although I'm afraid I can't agree with Trial of a Time Lord or The Greatest Show in the Galaxy. Trial had some good, if not brilliant, ideas. But the production was such a mess at the time I'm surprised they managed to get anything decent out of it at all. That being said, it does have some really good moments and The Valeyard is an ingenious creation that I hope will return at some point. The Greatest Show in the Galaxy is a bit boring for me. It has good ideas but much of the acting leaves a lot to be desired and the excessive campiness annoyed me. But like Trial, it does have some good moments.
On the other hand, Tomb of the Cybermen and Remembrance of the Daleks are some of the greatest stories in the shows history and the others are really good as well. So overall, this is a pretty good list of classic episodes if anyone wants to dive in to the glorious past of Who.
4 days, 2 hours ago on Doctor Who: Fifty-One Favourites (Part 3)
@supermoff wants Clara in Series 9 for Christmas! Its like what Philip Hinchcliffe said when he was asked why the show was so frightening:
"It has become frightening over the years obviously why that's the children watch it because they know they're going to see monsters and monstrous things happen!"
4 days, 6 hours ago on Moffat on Criticisms that Doctor Who Is Too Dark
@The Dreamer wants her Who Christmas NOW! @Gustaff The first 20 minutes are actually quite enjoyable for me. But once we find out the trees are controlled by fairy lights the plot stops dead and gets more and more ridiculous. Not to mention that horrible ending. I don't think its terrible, but its my least favourite episode of Series 8.
Well said Moff! Plus, while Series 8 was dark, its still got nothing on some of the things they did in the Classics. Strange how people forget about them.
@The Lazy Cat is Santa Paws I loved Animals of Farthing Wood! I didn't realise how dark it was until I was older. : p
@supermoff wants Clara in Series 9 for Christmas! I voted for half and half, but I would have definitely preferred to vote for that option.
4 days, 22 hours ago on Clara, or a New Companion? The Results
This clip has actually convinced that Clara won't be leaving. The tone of this episode doesn't look like it would be very appropriate for a final episode of a companion.
5 days, 1 hour ago on Last Christmas New Clip
@jamesanash101, Agent of the C.O.M.P.A.N.I.O.N.S @supermoff wants Clara in Series 9 for Christmas! Time and the Rani. The only episode I have given a 1/10. Worst RTD story would probably be Love & Monsters (2/10), worst Moffat story probably The Beast Below (2/10).
@supermoff wants Clara in Series 9 for Christmas! @Antee991166 I think we'll have to continue to agree to disagree on that episode. I won't deny that it is very funny, but I felt it undermined the River Song arc completely.
@Notsosmartguy Agent of C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S. @Last christmas I gave you my kidneys... @supermoff wants Clara in Series 9 for Christmas! @Antee991166 @jamesanash101, Agent of the C.O.M.P.A.N.I.O.N.S Then you're lucky!
@supermoff wants Clara in Series 9 for Christmas! @Antee991166 For the most part I agree, although Let's Kill Hitler was ruined for me for its poor balance of humour and serious character development.
@Hirmien @Antee991166 True, but I don't think it was ever on this level! : p
@jamesanash101, Agent of the C.O.M.P.A.N.I.O.N.S @Antee991166 Awww, I don't want my cynicism to ruin Christmas for you. : (
If Moffat can manage the darker themes with the comic themes, then we should have a brilliant episode. However, it is very possible that the themes could clash very badly and make the episode a bit of a mess. Let's hope it is the former...
@jamesanash101, Agent of the C.O.M.P.A.N.I.O.N.S @supermoff wants Clara in Series 9 for Christmas! I love Voyage of the Damned because it was depressing. As much as we like to think otherwise, Christmas is just another random day where people die and suffer all over the world. Maybe we don't want reminding of that on Christmas, but I thought the episode had a sad beauty to it.
@TheDoctor1235 There is a division in the fandom. Some people want Christmas specials to be light-hearted and actively include Christmas themes. Other people simply want another episode at Christmas and prefer it just be a good episode. People are entitled to have different preferences.
@supermoff wants Clara in Series 9 for Christmas! @gunslinger19 I don't think blowing a whole in the wall, riding Rudolph and marching in with his army of toys is a small role! : p
I think we can all agree that Moffat wasn't lying when he said this was going to be his most surreal episode...
That was simultaneously awful and brilliant. I really don't know what to think...
@yoshfiction @Antee991166 @Notsosmartguy Agent of C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S. Fair point! : p
5 days, 2 hours ago on Moffat on the Doctor/Companion Relationship for Series 9
@yoshfiction @Notsosmartguy Agent of C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S. @Antee991166 I would like a lighter Christmas to effectively counter-balance the dark series finale, but based on the trailers, I'm not really sure what we're going to get!
@yoshfiction @Antee991166 I definitely agree that overall RTD wrote characters better and Moffat is better at plots, but I was very impressed with the character work in Series 8 and consider it to be just as good as under RTD. I'm sorry you haven't warmed to 12, hopefully Series 9 will change your mind.
@yoshfiction Overall I would agree with you. but I think the characters in Series 8 have been just as good as the ones in the RTD era.
5 days, 3 hours ago on Moffat on the Doctor/Companion Relationship for Series 9
@TheBiPunishment I don't think 12 and Clara's relationship is abusive, but how was 9 and Rose's abusive?