Planet of the Deaf
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@ Notsosmartguy @Planet of the Deaf He's given up romantic pursuit, but I suspect that apart from the soldier aspect, there will be a bit of jealousy about another man (Danny) and 'his' Clara...
3 hours, 44 minutes ago on Series 8: Brave New Clara
@supermoff of Sherwood @LGwalchmai95 He's actually said a few complimentary things about her, but they're very subtle. Whereas 11 would have thanked her ten times and hugged her etc, with 12 it's the little comments and nods that show he's impressed
3 hours, 56 minutes ago on Series 8: Brave New Clara
In S7 she was the Impossible girl, that the Doctor was fascinated by, and fancied a bit. She had it relatively easy, it was great to see things the other way round, with the Doctor trying to work out a Companion. And the way people moaned about her alleged lack of personality, you'd have thought modern Clara had been on the show for 8 series not 8 episodes by Name of the Doctor!
There was a lot of speculation that somehow there would be a paternalistic relationship between 12 and Clara, but instead we have something much more interesting. 12 really trusts Clara, like an elderly married couple or perhaps 2 business partners who have faith in each other. The half face man scene (one of the best new Who Companion moments full stop) showed how capable she was under pressure, and showed the Doctor again that she was someone he could rely on, something that's continued this week. It was Clara who brought up the idea of making the Dalek good again, and you can see the respect 12 has for her.
I also suspect that 12 hasn't entirely lost 11's more romantic feeling towards her as well, the little interrogation about her 'in love' smile, and the way he said the last 2 Claras in a rather wistful way...
4 hours, 14 minutes ago on Series 8: Brave New Clara
It was interesting that Clara slapped the Doctor because he was smug in having his prejudices about Daleks confirmed, but then afterwards she put the idea in his head that there could be a good Dalek, which led to the solution of sorts...
4 hours, 28 minutes ago on Into the Dalek Review
@The Lazy Cat Of Sherwood Love the icon btw!
6 hours, 8 minutes ago on Robot of Sherwood Pics
@You've not met Danny Pink? Bit of a lady killer I hope he gives us a tune in the episode!
6 hours, 10 minutes ago on Robot of Sherwood Pics
Taking on the show is a massive commitment, putting together 13 episodes of the show, and handling the GLOBAL media is enormously time consuming, and would mean someone would have to devote themselves to the show. Would Gatiss, with his other activities be prepared to do that? I suspect Moff will leave after S9, 5 series and the 50th is a decent run, and similarly to RTD, once he's gone, he's gone, which will leave an enormous hole in the writing, as he's dominated the show so much during his period.
6 hours, 15 minutes ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
@SonicTheHedgehogRules @joe4 @Sephora is Scottish now That took a lot of rewrites, with Moff heavily involved...
6 hours, 22 minutes ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
@JacobHaggerty You certainly wouldn't see it coming if you entered McDonalds and were given a Whopper!
6 hours, 23 minutes ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
@SonicTheHedgehogRules @joe4 The characters are rather basic??? The mother and daughter Gilliflowers are two of the best guest characters to have appeared in recent years!
6 hours, 26 minutes ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
@Ottoman14 @Planet of the Deaf It was difficult for the Dalek to be conventionally scary here, as the characters we cared about were all inside it and relatively safe!
9 hours, 59 minutes ago on Into the Dalek Review
@DW_girl Either that or Daleks have a very powerful hot air dryer inside them...
10 hours, 3 minutes ago on Into the Dalek Review
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! That makes sense, though if I had the chance of actually returning to last Tuesday to watch my favourite TV programme rather than using iPlayer, I'd do it!
11 hours, 4 minutes ago on Into the Dalek Review
@supermoff of Sherwood @Planet of the Deaf It was pretty sketchy memories, if the poor girl had to remember EVERY fragment, her mind would explode! And we don't want the Doctor having to do a Donna like reset...
13 hours, 47 minutes ago on Into the Dalek Review
@TardisBoy I find the whole idea of reading a script before watching an episode bizarre anyway, sure you can enjoy the acting, but there's no element of surprise, you know all the best lines, who gets zapped and who survives etc. It's hardly a surprise you'll then find watching the episode slightly underwhelming then
I thought it was a good episode, and that was what I expected, no more, no less! I suspect I'll enjoy next week's episode more, but that's down to my tastes and preferences.
13 hours, 51 minutes ago on Into the Dalek Review
@ Notsosmartguy @Planet of the Deaf @supermoff of Sherwood Before Clara leaves, we need some sort of transdimensional time shift that means that she finds Oswin's dress and wears it for an episode!
14 hours, 7 minutes ago on Into the Dalek Review
@ Notsosmartguy @supermoff of Sherwood Footage of Oswin is always welcome :-)
14 hours, 11 minutes ago on Into the Dalek Review
@supermoff of Sherwood I don't know how much Clara remembers about Oswin, other than what the Doctor told her?
The Stolen Earth may have had a great build up, but Journey's End had a complete copout of a resolution, with Donna spouting some gobbledegook and flicking a switch. The Daleks have been beaten so many time, that original and believable resolutions are difficult. Asylum I thought was a good idea and resolution, it got the Doctor and co away, but didn't destroy the Dalek parliament. And it was the Daleks themselves who destroyed the asylum.
It wouldn't have worked having Journey and Clara, as the Journey would want to be a full time Companion which would have completely overshadowed the Doctor/Clara/Danny subplot.
I always thought the Doctor's rejection of Lady Christina de Souza was far less logical, it was as if the Doctor knew that a new showrunner was about to take over and introduce the Ponds :-)
14 hours, 13 minutes ago on Into the Dalek Review
@Ladydetemps Or the classic Robin Hood song from the 1950? TV show...
Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Riding through the glen
Robin Hood, Robin Hood, With his band of men
Feared by the bad, Loved by the good
Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Robin Hood
15 hours, 16 minutes ago on Robot of Sherwood Pics
Up against Clara Oswald, I almost feel sorry for the Sheriff of Nottingham :-)
17 hours, 57 minutes ago on Robot of Sherwood Pics
@TheCapaldiMasterplan @The Outer Space K9 But then Xander has been on the show already, and we have had enough discussion about Peter Capaldi appearing more than once on the show :-)
1 day, 4 hours ago on Next Time: Robot of Sherwood
@Ivegotkidneys is in Sherwood forest @Planet of the Deaf Probably being harsh on Rose there! Tooth and Claw was one that really stuck in my mind, but of course that was an accident... Martha's Shakespeare Code did jar though, I know 10 was being a bit of a miserable 'one trip only' git, but surely he would have shown Martha the TARDIS wardrobe first!
Yes, Amy was probably worse, though she did have the cool pirate's hat in Curse of the Black Spot!
By contrast, when the Doctor took Clara back to Victorian London, sorry Yorkshire, he made sure she was dressed properly!
I much prefer it when the Companion dresses to fit it, it always seemed incongruous to me to see the like of Rose or Martha in their modern clothes in historical episodes. And let's face it Jenna does rock period clothing particularly well!
1 day, 6 hours ago on Next Time: Robot of Sherwood
@DaftDalek is Ceter Papaldi Yes, I bet Alexander Armstrong is jealous!
The guardian is a popular newspaper with teachers, they probably have various newspapers delivered to the school staff room.
It would have been more surprising to see Clara reading The Sun's football pages!
1 day, 18 hours ago on A Study of Pink: Danny Speculation
British schools are always open mid January, and yes while it would be slightly chilly to be just in T shirts, it's good to toughen them up!
The names are too odd, and even highlighted in the episode, to not be a clue. After all they could have named him Danny White, Black or Brown, all more normal names...
That's carer, poxy autocorrect (which nearly became proxy autocorrect!)
2 days, 3 hours ago on A Study of Pink: Danny Speculation
Clara is a career, so a tormented former soldier ticks her boxes. It was laid on rather unsubtley that the Doctor doesn't like soldiers and with his odd name (and the connection to Journey Blue) I suspect something odd is up...
I wasn't worried, but it is still a disappointing drop on the previous week, which would have been affected by the bank holiday weekend AND cinema attendees.
Autumn is a competitive time for TV,...
2 days, 10 hours ago on Into the Dalek UK Ratings
That's a disappointing drop on last week...
2 days, 17 hours ago on Into the Dalek UK Ratings
Clara cares for people.
She gave up her travel plans to look after the Maitlands
She agreed to stay with the Doctor after 11 pleaded her to, and told her how much he needed her to help him
Now she's met a guy who clearly has psychological issues and fallen for him...
2 days, 17 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
Luckily this episode is 50 minutes :-)
3 days, 6 hours ago on Next Time: Robot of Sherwood
Looking forward to this, we now need to see 12 in a lighter situation, and this looks like an enjoyable romp!
Yes, asked him out straight away, got changed in the TARDIS to some nicer clothing, a bit strange...
3 days, 6 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
On first view some interesting ideas, it moved the series arc on nicely with Danny and Missy, and the Doctor's actions were fascinating, but I suspect I will enjoy next week's episode more...
3 days, 7 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
@The Lazy Cat Well Clara's soufflés are always dying, the body count must be terrible :-)
4 days, 7 hours ago on Into The Dalek Clips
@Exxilon5 @Planet of the Deaf That's what got me suspicious of him :-)
These introverted episodes can be classics if well done. Amy's Choice was one of my favourites from S5, while God Complex from S6 had a minotaur, but the real story was much more about the fears in our heads
4 days, 7 hours ago on Listen BBC Synopsis
@Exxilon5 He's too cool looking to be a maths teacher!
4 days, 10 hours ago on Into The Dalek Clips
@Coffee and Chips The most dangerous place in the universe will be Clara's flat after they return there to resume Christmas dinner!
@NewWho2012 I can't imagine the titles costing that much, seeing that various amateurs can produce them on their own PCs! The CGI needed for each episode, the orchestral accompaniment, the alien costumes, the guest stars, the location shots will all be more significant expenses
4 days, 10 hours ago on Examining Series 8′s New Title Sequence
@Mikeyboss182 @SonicTheHedgehogRules It was if each Doctor in the 80s had the theme tune transposed up a key to make it more "exciting"!
Yes, the winking was a very bad move, it made him look creepy (the Colin smile had a similar effect on me)
4 days, 13 hours ago on Examining Series 8′s New Title Sequence
I have a suspicion that Danny's background will be sufficiently ambiguous that we'll be split between those who think he's a cool guy and boyfriend for Clara, and those who think he's evil and has been placed at Coal Hill to target Clara!
4 days, 13 hours ago on Into The Dalek Clips
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey With a younger sister trained to taunt Clara in the classroom!
4 days, 14 hours ago on Into The Dalek Clips
@The Lazy Cat A weird introduction (from the headmaster?) that's the way you'd introduce a friend at a party not a school colleague!
I'm suspicious of Missy's role in all this...
In my mind, the bass line at the start of the Matt Smith versions of the tune was wrong, and too staccato.
It was more dum dum, d d dum dum d d dum dum, than the classic even dum dum rhythm, i.e.
dum dum dum dum dum dum which drives the music along.
I love Murray Gold's music, but nothing to me beats the main Pertwee era titles and theme tune! The new titles are ok, different to the S7b version, but I'm not sure whether I prefer them or not. Bringing back the face for S7b was good, but Matt Smith was barely recognisable, so a bit of a waste!
4 days, 14 hours ago on Examining Series 8′s New Title Sequence
@Antee991166 @LGwalchmai95 That was a great scene, and Dalek a great episode, but then it was the first new Who Dalek episode, and there is a law of diminishing returns when it comes to repeating villains ...
5 days, 4 hours ago on Into the Dalek Spoiler-Free Review
@LGwalchmai95 Agreed, Oswin discovering the truth was far more tragic than some extra being x-ray exterminated