The Mind Probe
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Surely it HAS to be Listen! Such an incredibly original opening, and it gave me goosebumps!
1 week, 1 day ago on Best of 2014 Awards #12: Pre-Title Sequence
Douglas Mackinnon without a doubt!
1 week, 5 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #10: Director
@Stradiwhovius Oh cheer up, it's Christmas! (and that was a cracker of a story!)
1 month ago on Rate & Discuss Last Christmas
I loved that final scene between the Doctor and Clara. As Moffat says, it is "a perfect summation of their relationship"… Which is why I think that story should be over, bringing Clara back makes that whole beautiful ending pointless.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Moffat Explains “Clara Who”
@Tardis Boy I'm not so sure, the singing woman in this clip was a bit OTT...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Last Christmas New Clip
Hmm… a BBC theme park...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on BBC Theme Park Set to Feature Doctor Who
Very, very glad to hear this! I've been wanting her to write a story for ages, as I loved her work on Torchwood - Out of Time and Captain Jack Harkness were very beautiful, moving stories, and Adam was a very clever idea.
2 months ago on Torchwood’s Catherine Tregenna Penning Series 9 Story
My favourite Doctor of the revival, and in my top 3 of all Doctors!
3 months ago on Happy Birthday, Matt Smith!
I don't like angry Whovians… I didn't enjoy it as much as other episodes this season, but it can hardly be called awful.
3 months ago on Rate & Discuss In the Forest of the Night
@DavrosLives I hated Love & Monsters initially, and now consider it a great character piece (I'd give it a 7/10). Fear Her and The Rings of Akhaten are a lot less entertaining personally!
Ooh, interesting leap up…
3 months ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) UK Ratings Accumulator
3 months ago on Next Time: Dark Water
6/10 - not bad, but the least good of the series. That trailer was incredible though!
@FoxInTheBox And also 30 minutes extra on Deep Breath + 15 minutes extra on Death in Heaven = Episode 13! ;)
3 months ago on Death in Heaven Official Synopsis
@FoxInTheBox Quite a few of the episodes this series have been a bit over 45 minutes I think, more like 47/48 minutes, so I'd guess DIH is about 58 minutes to fit in an hour time slot :)
That's great to see! I think Jamie Mathieson has proved himself as the best new writer for Doctor Who since Neil Gaiman.
3 months, 1 week ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) UK Ratings Accumulator
This is very sad news indeed - she was far too young.
3 months, 1 week ago on R.I.P. Lynda Bellingham
No - it was a child in a mask.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
@social_crime I think you might be right… there was another mention of Clara's "death date" in this episode which she refused to know...
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@JamesSkippins I'm surprised you found it childish - I'm sure most people would agree it was one of the most mature and adult stories Doctor Who has really done. The script was incredibly multilayered.
@Huknar Have you seen The Twin Dilemma… or Timelash… or Time and the Rani… or Fear Her? :p
@eph39 @IrelandMichael A kid wearing a mask
Thank goodness I didn't read this review before watching the episode!
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Listen Spoiler-Free Review
Whilst it is not his accent to blame, I must admit I've struggled to hear a few lines every episode due to Capaldi's volume level being lower than that of other characters (particularly the opening scene of Deep Breath). The balancing with the music has also not been great at times, but I know people have complained about this for years.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Is Capaldi’s Accent Causing Issues?
@Romanadvoratrelundar *coughJohnHurtcough* ;)
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Ben Miller Would Love To Play the Doctor
@MisterMeanour Well it's more that the news is very fresh in people's minds, and a family programme showing decapitation casually so soon after this tragic event is likely to upset the families and friends of those killed - it just wouldn't be particularly tasteful so soon after this horrific event.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on BBC Cuts Robot of Sherwood Scene
@luckemasse @The Mind Probe Oh yes, that's true! Although that was more off-screen whereas this sounds like it's going to be more obvious if it's the conclusion of a long battle.
A decapitation in Doctor Who sounds very dark to begin with, so I assume this confirms that whoever was going to be beheaded was a robot… I hope cutting this isn't jarring and I hope the DVD shows the full version, but it's a good call from the BBC in light of recent events.
One of the longest-standing companions ever?! She will have done less than 2 series!
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
Blimey, this must be a dark one! Doctor Who ending at 9:10?!
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Deep Breath Time Confirmed
@Gustaff I'm not sure, but I think it sounds more like Two Steps From Hell with those sorts of risers and electronics than Murray Gold
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Deep Breath TV Trailer
This would be absolutely terrible unless a charity special which is non-canon. When you try to combine two different TV worlds you end up with disasters like Dimensions in Time!
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat Would Do ‘Wholock’
@Xaven There's another non-private one, just type in "doctor who series 8 opening titles official leaked" to youtube :)
5 months, 3 weeks ago on The Series 8 Title Sequence
I really hope Billy Hanshaw gets properly credited in the end titles, and he really deserves to be paid as some bits are identical.
@Stradiwhovius I hated the TARDIS doors for the fact that they opened outwards at the end of the title sequence, not inwards like in the programme!
Hmm, can't believe many fans would get this… far too much for 1 episode, especially considering the box set will be out a couple of months later!
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Deep Breath Standalone DVD & Blu-Ray
I'm assuming he will do the average of 3 series, which is the perfect time to develop a Doctor and be loved and missed, without ruining your career!
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Capaldi Signed Up For Doctor Who Series 9?
Great interview! It's inspired me to buy the novel!
5 months, 3 weeks ago on George Mann on Writing the War Doctor
The more I read about this series, the more it seems like they're trying to do the Sixth Doctor... but done well! More like his audio adventures than first series.
6 months ago on Coleman on Capaldi’s “Mad Curiosity”, Clara’s Home Life
Looks like Capaldi tries on various different costumes throughout the episode before settling on his final one!
6 months ago on Deep Breath Pics
£20 is very decent if the prom was anything to go by… I'll be trying to get tickets!
6 months ago on Symphonic Spectacular UK Tour in 2015
@floppy_who @The Mind Probe I was lucky enough to get to the prom last year, and it was amazing seeing Howell and Ayres live! (Oh, and Dudley Simpson in the audience too!)
6 months ago on Weird and Wonderful
I think Series 5, 6A and 7A are incredibly strong runs, with 6B and 7B being mixed bags!
6 months ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 7 (Part 1)
From 4:10 is awesome!
The BBC Radiophonic Workshop at Commonwealth Games 2014 is incredible! I love the Peter Howell theme tune, so funky!
@supermoff @The Mind Probe @LGwalchmai95 Just read that he was inspired by James Bond and The Bourne Identity, so urban thrillers in general :)
6 months ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 7 (Part 2)
@supermoff @LGwalchmai95 Was he really influenced by Skyfall? Filming on Bells took place over a month before Skyfall was released!
@supermoff @The Mind Probe Yeah he's another favourite of mine! Joe Ahearne, Adam Smith and Toby Haynes also spring to mind as directors who need to return!
6 months, 1 week ago on Moffat: Peter Jackson Episode Will Probably Happen
I'd rather see Graeme Harper return if I'm honest… But Peter Jackson would bring a lot of attention to the show!