Planet of the Deaf
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I'm not keen myself.
Would it keeps the same cast and Cardiff crew? In that case, no TV series.
Would it be filmed completely separately? There would then be the problem of keeping it consistent with the feel of the current series. A different cast and a more cinematic,adult movie might confuse the general TV audience. Or overshadow the current TV Doctor if the movie Doctor was much better!
3 hours, 44 minutes ago on Why A Doctor Who Movie Is A Good Idea
@DWTV is No Thrills DWTV I guess we'd need a panel to choose the 'best' bits of the series. I can imagine the dissent that would cause :-)
19 hours, 4 minutes ago on Best of 2014 Awards 1-15: Last chance to vote
@ Notsosmartguy is nervous about Miles's fate. They're just a bit of fun, but there is no limit to the questions that could be asked, e.g.
Favorite scene (mine would be the whole of the post volcano scene in Dark Water)
19 hours, 7 minutes ago on Best of 2014 Awards 1-15: Last chance to vote
@Antee991166 @Planet of the Deaf Back then was a different world where people watched an episode once, live, and that was it. No watching and rewatching umpteen times, trying to pick holes in plots and dialogue or to enjoy the bits you liked.
If the internet had existed in the Classic Era, I'm sure there would have been Jo lovers and haters, SJS lovers and haters etc. If Moff has replaced a scientist with someone less intelligent, to make the Companion more 'relatable', you just just imagine the amount of flak he'd get!
19 hours, 11 minutes ago on Doctor Who In Perspective 1970-1974
I've enjoyed all the Pertwee stories I've seen, and it has its own unique feel, being a reflection of the era in which it was made.
It's also interesting how they could have 3 seasons with the same Doctor Assistant team (3/Jo) when these days it is sometimes said that a Companion's story is "done" after just 1 year! Jo is very different character to Clara, but the chemistry Katy had with Jon shines through, just like Peter's with Jenna.
20 hours, 33 minutes ago on Doctor Who In Perspective 1970-1974
@SonicTheHedgehogRules I found Rory to be a much more believable character than Amy, there was something really relatable about him!
1 day, 15 hours ago on The 12 Best Written Moffat Characters
Interesting article. Moff has written an enormous number of characters, and they are much more varied than people give him credit for. Others that spring to mind include Canton, the Paternosters, Osgood, Madge Atwell, Shona and The Moment (from DOTD), but in my top 10 would also be Clara Oswin Oswald, the Victorian governess and barmaid.
Indeed S7 Clara had a slightly hard time because Victorian Clara (and Oswin) were so good!
@Stradiwhovius Yup, I'd definitely move her up my list, as she was a favorite of mine after S7!
@DWTV is No Thrills DWTV Not that I would be voting for Samuel anyway! (to translate my comment into English!)
1 day, 17 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #15: Outstanding Debut
@Supermoff, member of CATS @DWTV is No Thrills DWTV I'm struggling to think of many tearjerker moments, as many of the deaths were sudden and shocking, rather than long and painful...
@Supermoff, member of CATS @Ivegotkidneys I thought Missy kissing the Doctor on the nose was hilarious! And wonderfully creepy, especially with a Doctor who won't hold anyone's hand apart from Clara's :-)
A hard choice, but I'll give it to Michelle, for what was a much harder character to play, a reinvention of the Master, a character that can easily become a bit comic book and manic. She nailed it, and was a truly creepy and disturbing adversary to the Doctor.
Yes Peter was great, but we knew he would be great, and I think he will get better!
@DWTV is No Thrills DWTV In terms of S8, I would argue that Samuel was as important as Michelle, he probably had more screen time for a start, especially when you add in Orson as well...
That that I would be voting for Samuel anyway!
By the time we reach the 60th, if the show has run continuously, never mind Capaldi's successor, there will be probably another one after him(her!).
In that situation, there will be a lot of former Doctors to bring back, David, Matt, Peter, 13 and 14, and that's not going back any further...
2 days, 15 hours ago on Tennant Won’t Be Returning Again Anytime Soon
An excellent tribute. What the War Doctor brought brilliantly to DOTD was calmness and stillness, the ancient and weary Doctor watching on as the hyperactive young Doctors with their screwdriver posing and silly catch phrases, showed the energy and drive that he once had, but had been worn away by the horrors of the Time War.
2 days, 16 hours ago on Why I Love The War Doctor
Really hard, as I've liked all series, all of them have episodes I love, but also bits I'm not so fond of.
S6 would be last, as I found the arc that series either a bit unsatisfactory (the death of the Doctor) or a bit too dark for my tastes (Amy's baby). After that it's really hard to choose, I might have to pass on this one!
2 days, 16 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #14: Moffat Series
@Lord Denton At the moment David and Matt are too busy carving out their post Who careers, while Chris is disinterested. The advantage of the Classic Doctors and Paul is that they have more time (and inclination at the moment)
2 days, 16 hours ago on Tennant Won’t Be Returning Again Anytime Soon
@Mark McCullough "ITV want to cut me off to go to a commercial break, but I could say so much more!"
3 days, 14 hours ago on 2015 National Television Awards UPDATE
@allons_ywibblywobbly And Broadchurch is where former Doctor who actors, writers and directors go afterwards!
@Benvenfold I hadn't realized it was a surprise to him either!
Well deserved, though I always thought special awards were given to people at the end of their careers as a thank you to them, and not to someone at their peak!
A bit bizarre Downton this year winning, as it's hardly at its peak now in terms of public interest
Last year was of course the 50th, and Day of the Doctor, so inevitably it would be harder for DW to win again, especially with Sherlock splitting the Moff vote!
3 days, 15 hours ago on 2015 National Television Awards UPDATE
Strange that she never directed any Doctor Who after Blink, as her CV doesn't look that packed as to make her unavailable. Maybe she has other priorities (e.g. family). Welcome back anyway!
3 days, 15 hours ago on Blink Director for Series 9
@Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen @Planet of the Deaf Ah yes!
In that case, though all my comments stay, I'll go for Last Christmas!
3 days, 17 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #13: TV Story
@HeraldofDoom No moon at all after it flew away would cause some interesting things to happen no doubt!
3 days, 17 hours ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Kill the Moon
When you say best TV story, rather than best episode, I assume it's to disregard the acting, guest stars, direction, music etc and just consider the story itself
And on that basis, while I love Mummy, Last Christmas, Listen etc, I'll give my vote to Flatline, which was a really good story, with an interesting situation, a novel Doctor lite method, a Companion being the Doctor, and a great enemy
Audience voted awards do tend to be more a popularity contest - i.e. which show has the most and most passionate viewers - rather than which show is best...especially as most viewers won't have seen many of the rival shows anyway!
3 days, 17 hours ago on 2015 National Television Awards UPDATE
@Ivegotkidneys You might want to take a Deep Breath and ask your Mummy first, as she may have changed her mind Last Christmas...
@Baker Street @The Lazy Cat Series 7 had some very good pre-title sequences, and some very long ones too, thinking of the top of my head, about the likes of Asylum of the Daleks and The Snowmen, the latter managing to show Simeon's childhood, introduce the GI talking to him, show The Snowmen attacking workers, introduce Clara, have her meet the Doctor, have him say goodbye, and then finally have her chase after him and utter the immortal words "Doctor Who?"!
4 days, 15 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #12: Pre-Title Sequence
@Supermoff Quite funky that :-)
@The Lazy Cat Yes, it was Moff being deliberately misleading, but then unlike the other cliffhangers it was the second part of a 2 parter, so we didn't need an introduction to the situation.
And seeing Jenna's eyes in the title sequence was pretty cool too :-)
A massive man, with a massive presence, sometimes when casting someone for a role, you just get it right, his Doctor has to be one of the great icons of British TV!
4 days, 16 hours ago on Why I Love The Fourth Doctor
I don't particularly like the episode, and it's not much of a cliffhanger, but I went for The Caretaker, as it's such a fun sequence, and it showed the sort of amazing adventures we never see on screen, but demonstrate why Clara would want to keep her double life going! It also nicely fleshes out Clara's social life with Danny, and how Doctor life keeps crashing into it, yet is really quick and snappy too!
Indeed I can happily watch the pre title sequence then skip the episode :-)
4 days, 16 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #12: Pre-Title Sequence
@The Lazy Cat Glorious visuals with great Murray Gold music. And Jenna in lots of period outfits, perfect!
A tough choice between the big 2, Moff and Mathieson.
Moff delivered a great, and much subtler arc, a great Christmas episode, and some really interesting character development between Clara and Twelve. He also will have amended other people's scripts too (and not just the co-writes) - Mathieson has praised Moff for his help, and I'm sure some of the Doctor/Clara characterization in Mummy would have been after Moff's involvement.
But I give it to the new boy Mathieson, for coming in and writing 2 great episodes! He deserves the vote for even challenging the mighty Moff in the best writer stakes :-)
5 days, 16 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #11: Writer
@Typo42 "Magic Carrots" I presume you mean KTM rather than Dutch airline KLM, though as old Clara had learned to fly a plane, perhaps the episode KLM features Clara as a pilot :-)
@The Lazy Cat Was that for Deep Breath on the Orient Express?
I enjoyed seeing DOTD and Deep Breath at the cinema, but have no desire for a separate Doctor Who movie, as in my mind I can see it concentrating too much on being cinematic and spectacular, at the expense of the story.
Also, who would make it? The current BBC Wales team spend most of the year making the show, so they don't have time to make a movie as well. the only way I can see this fitting in is if there's a gap between series, say when the next showrunner takes over and they want a gap year, and even then I'd rather have a special on TV. That way it can stay on canon with the current show.
A movie based on the Time War sounds quite dull really, as we know the outcome. 90 minutes of the Doctor fighting Daleks would get pretty repetitive too.
6 days, 14 hours ago on Russell T Davies Interested in Writing A Doctor Who Movie
@supermoff The Dream Lord would have worked really well if he reappeared towards the end of Eleven's time, when he was with Clara.
I think with a different Doctor, the hidden self loathing wouldn't be so interesting
1 week, 1 day ago on The Lord of the Dream: Amy’s Choice in Perspective
@The_Doctor_ There was something unusual about the colour tone, yes, it seemed very cold when compared with the S7 Victorian episodes, I assumed it was deliberate, but visually I preferred the warmer tones of Saul's episodes
1 week, 1 day ago on Best of 2014 Awards #10: Director
Great article, and yes a really good episode as it delves quite deeply into the psyche of the Doctor, and isn't always complimentary!
@TheCyberDoctor He was very much the S7 "go to" Director as he also did Dinosaurs, Town called Mercy and Pond Life!
@TheCyberDoctor Saul Metzstein, especially for a historic episode, after his work on The Snowmen, Crimson Horror and Name of the Doctor
So hard, so hard...
Most directors had a variety of episodes to direct, so a good test of their skill. I ended up going for Paul Wilmhurst, as Mummy on the Orient Express had a nice contrast between the scary Mummy scenes and the intimate Doctor/Clara scenes, Kill the Moon looked great and very different (even if I didn't like the episode) while the sleigh ride in Last Christmas was really well done, and visually far far better than the shark carriage ride in A Christmas Carol.
Having just rewatched the end of Last Christmas, I'd forgotten how lovely the music to the sleigh scene was, with lovely variations as Bellows, Ashley and Shona are dropped off, showing the sadness of parting...
1 week, 2 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #9: Music
@Huknar Theme for Four worked really well for Eleven's call to Clara, I find it hard to imagine it being used in DOTD for the Tom Baker curator scene
@Malohkeh I'll have to watch that episode again, and check out the music this time!
@ Notsosmartguy @Planet of the Deaf @KingoftheOod4450 Yes, Asylum of the Daleks and Name of the Doctor both have really atmospheric music
@KingoftheOod4450 I find the S7 soundtrack amongst his best actually, and if you include The Snowmen as well, then the 4 consecutive episodes Angels Take Manhattan, The Snowmen, Bells of Saint John and Rings of Akhaten have some of his best and most diverse music ever!
@The Lazy Cat is in a Hugging Mood That is a great piece, and matches perfectly the long speech too!
@The Lazy Cat is in a Hugging Mood @Planet of the Deaf In a funny way, that's one of the reasons why it's hard to judge the music by itself. The music is so triumphal and joyous by that stage, and a touch romantic dare I say, but if Clara had said no to the Doctor, and went back to sleep the music would have been ruined for me :-)