I am the only underage Filipino Whovian in the world. Probably.
An Asian companion that is not part of a gang or appears for only one episode is not representation.
(The TV Movie was originally planned to be a pilot of sorts so there's no excuse for the one-offness. And Chang hasn't appeared in any additional media either)
4 months, 1 week ago on 4 Different Types of Companions Doctor Who Should Consider
*looks around* You leave the site for a few days and everything happens to you. Sheesh...
I'm all for #1 and #3. Especially #3, being at the foolish age of thirteen and all. #2 and #4 would be good, but a bit harder to pull off.
I would be extremely happy, of course, if they finally made an Asian companion, just saying...
E-Eric Roberts as third ? *spits out drink* He beat two other people? But...how...why...
...I'm happy my two favourite Masters won, though. I love Roger. As well as Michelle Gomez. I need her, I need her, I need her. *wink*
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Your Favourite Master Revealed
Are we talking about the Puss in Boots Dreamwork movie? I watched it as an animation project and it's...fine for Dreamworks. Not the greatest, but pretty decent. I'm not a friend of the Shrek franchise at all though.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Last Christmas BBC One Time Confirmed
12 instead of PG? That's bad, episodes rated any more than PG have a high chance of emotional distress in them...*looks at Death in Heaven*
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Last Christmas DVD / Blu-Ray
Michael McIntyre's Very Christmassy Christmas Show? You Brits have...awfully... creative titles...
In-universe she'll eventually become the president of America so it's very likely she's an African American citizen who immigrated to Britain.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on 5 Reasons Why Clara Should Stay for Series 9
I AM FRANK AND SO'S MY WIFE!
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Frank Skinner Up for Doctor Who Return
You know what? I'm thinking that if Last Christmas is Clara's last regular appearance as a full-time companion, it would be interesting if Courtney was the next one. We could still see Clara regularly, which is pretty satisfying, and we would have another African American companion. Think about that.
...wait, are you telling me that Weird and Wonderful took a...break when I was away? *blinks* No, that's not possible, all of you are just kidding around with me. That must be it.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
Splendid article! I quite liked Amy when she was first introduced...then Flesh and Stone lowered my opinion of her a bit. I started liking her again in The Big Bang and by the time I had reached The Angles Take Manhattan, I wasn't exactly crying all over the floor, but I still had a bit of leakage in my eyes. Karen Gillian is a superb actor, and though it might be a bit late I would still like to wish her a Happy Birthday!
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Top 10 Amy Pond Moments
*several months ago*
Employee:What's the matter, sir?
Chief Editor of Mirror:*grumbling* Look here, we're lacking in articles for the Entertainment section.
Employee:Oh, gee, that's terrible!
Chief Editor:I was going to issue an article on Prince Harry going stark naked inside a bar but I had a better idea. *pulls employee close and whispers* Remember last year's Doctor Who Christmas Special? How we leaked the details on it?
Employee:...uh, I had to hide seven hours in a Dalek costume to get those details, right?
Chief Editor:That's not the point, the point is that we got our facts right for once and everybody admitted that we could be credible sometimes. Now, here's what I want you to do. Have you noticed that Jenna Coleman is getting secretive on interviews recently?
Employee:Well, it is a new series, every new series has spoilers...
Chief Editor:Shush. Now, go write an article on how Jenna Coleman will leave our screens during this year's Christmas Special. Try to work in devastating tidbits if you can.
*a few days ago*
Employee:..sir, I went out with my friend from the BBC yesterday...
Chief Editor:*drinking his wine* Mmm hmm?
Employee:Uh...she says that Jenna Coleman isn't leaving...
Chief Editor:*spits out wine* WHAT?
Employee:Well, she's not exactly staying but my friend said that she and the Doctor left on a good note with her adding that she might go on for a trip every now and then. Kind of like Martha from the David Tennant years, though in a different situ-
Chief Editor:Quiet! *puts head in hands* How will we ever cover this up?
Employee:...maybe we can say that she had a change of heart and the scripts were changed at the last minute? Though that would defy logic...
Chief Editor:Brilliant! A worthy plan! Could you go and write that article? I'll raise your pay!
Employee:...uh, sure, boss. I'll make sure to add stupid puns, sappy romantic subtext, and false references to the rest of the cast.
Chief Editor:*grins* Excellent, Smithers.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Rumour: Christmas Won’t Be Jenna Coleman’s Last
Not to mention the fact that it sounds like it came out of a soap opera rather than a well-respected Science Fiction show...
Still...pretty long time.
...though most of those appearances were cameos. She had only two full episodes so far. (Still better than Simm though)
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Final)
Several plotholes. More than Series 6, even.
Number 1, the Christmas special is being finalised now, probably being viewed and rated by the BBC as we speak, how can Jenna Coleman decide that she wants to return all of a sudden? Unless she has an ending where she just leaves which I highly doubt.
Number 2, Steven Moffat is working on S9 right now, how can he just abruptly insert Clara in it?
Number 3, if that is indeed the case, how can he be thrilled?
Number 4, they must have finished basic filming this since August or September! Two whole months and Jenna decided to change her mind now?
Number 5, Clara is a spunky, curious, sassy and caring character. ...how is she 'glamorous'?
Number 6, Clara and 12 are indeed a wonderful pair, but...'widespread acclaim'? Not exactly...
Number 7."In the original draft of the script, she became an old woman who then died with the Doctor at her side. But after they were rewritten, she will now be seen returning to the Tardis, hand in hand with the Doctor.” ...it's Doctor Who, not EastEnders. Get a grip.
Number 8, it refers to the fact that Jenna decide to 'bow out' but she never said such a thing. There have been numerous articles on that, for Lord's sake. The Mirror is on its own.
Number 9-...Ta-Tardis is a horrible pun. WHAT KIND OF JOURNALISTS ARE YOU? I TURNED THIRTEEN TWO WEEKS AGO AND I WOULD NEVER MAKE THAT BAD A PUN. SHAME ON YOU PEOPLE.
Needless to say, even if I hope Clara will stay I refuse to believe this rubbish. The Mirror may have gotten its facts right last year, but that doesn't mean it's right this time around. Next!
You know, I used to love Frozen. Then I realised that it had slow pacing, crummy female models, no characters of race, a cringeworthy script and about three good songs. And at last, I saw the light...
Hah, made a reference to a better Disney movie over there!
5 months ago on 2014 Christmas Special Titled
'The Doctor and Clara face their last Christmas-'
Somehow this segment seems rather incomplete. Are they trapped in some island of doom? Is Christmas threatened by a mysterious power? Is this their last Christmas together? (Not that I believe or want that Clara is going to die...)
'Trapped in an Arctic Base-'
Ah, so that's where the story is set! What sort of Artic Base? A normal one with a few tweaks? A one secretly made by aliens? An enlarged fridge? An igloo inhabited by evil polar bears? Santa's workshop gone wrong? The Cold Storage from Black and White 2?!
'Under attack from terrifying creatures-'
This hints that there will be new creatures in the special. Snowmen have already been used...From Jenna Coleman's comments the special will be centred on dreams. Could they be creatures that are able to manipulate minds?
'Who are you going to call? Santa Claus!'
Clara:*panting as the Doctor locks the door* YOU TOLD ME THAT WE WOULD HAVE ONE LAST TRIP AND HAVE A NICE RELAXING CHRISTMAS AT THE NORTH POLE.
The Doctor:*dialling phone* Well, last time we were almost killed by a mummy, for God's sake, what were you expecting?
The Doctor:Hello? Yes? *bit of talk* Alright. *hangs up phone* Never fear, Clara, help is on the way.
Clara:*hopeful look* Who's coming? UNIT? Another Time Lord or Lady? This River Song person we met last year? A great historical figure?
*TARDIS door opens*
Santa Claus:Hello, what do you want for Christmas?
Clara:*puts head in hands*
5 months ago on Last Christmas: Short Synopsis
What are you talking about?! They would never do that! *remembers Let's Kill Hitler* Um, never mind.
*cough* Lemony Snicket, anyone? Very good with mysteries, arc words and witty bits of dialogue, all of which Doctor Who is best in.
5 months ago on Torchwood’s Catherine Tregenna Penning Series 9 Story
Usually, when reading Order of the Phoenix, I skip to the Prank War and continue reading until Umbridge is kidnapped by the centaurs. Then I close the book and laugh for three straight minutes. ...that being said I still enjoy the rest of it very much.
1. It's the 'Last Christmas' for a certain character...we've already received confirmation that Twelve will be back next Season, and it seems unlikely Santa is going to be killed...so, are we going to say goodbye to Clara, perhaps?
2. Yet another Christmas plot where it seems that Christmas is going to be destroyed by a mysterious foe! If this is true, expect a plot twist because no trope is played straight in this show.
3.Something that happened last Christmas is going to come to light. Last year's Christmas Special was none other than Time of the Doctor. Now, which alien race aside from the Silence returned in the Time of the Doctor? Is there a chance that they will come back in this episode?
You've got a point there!
5 months ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?
Heh heh...then you also have the judgemental people who believe that you are a loser for listening to jazz and classic rock and who think that you are an assertive jerk just because you are a feminist. What has this generation got into? Where have we gone wrong?
*Justin Bieber starts playing on the radio*
...oh. Of course. That's the reason. May Lorde save us all. (Not that I'm a fan of hers, but she's great as a person.)
...*stares* Y-you saw...what...of all the generations, I had to be born into the one where society is obsessed with photoshopped models, misinterpreted theology and poor attempts to recreate the British Invasion. *sighs* The Sixties and Nineties were definitely a treat...wish I could have been born in those decades.
Because such is the mindset of several shallow-minded horny teenage girls on the Internet who give the rest of us fangirls a bad name. *glares at most people I have encountered on my blog*
5 months ago on Doctor Who In Perspective 1963-1966
Great article! While I have not watched so much of this era, this piece makes me want to do so come Christmas vacation (:
While The First Doctor is not my favourite, he was one of the earliest and best done examples of character development in television, which I love. Barbara, Steve and Ian were great. Susan and Vicki were entertaining, if a bit annoying at first. The rest of the companions were...pretty meh.
Y-you were a teenager in the Sixties? That means you got to watch the debut of Doctor Who and listen to Beatles and Rolling Stones on the radio constantly and see Sleeping Beauty and the Jungle Book and Mary Poppins in cinemas...*dumbstruck*
Hmm...how I became a Whovian, you say...
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
Wait, no, wrong series.
For every generation there is a Slayer.
Err...no, that's not it.
NATTTS INGOMYA BAGHITI BABA
...does that even make sense?
I WAS BORRN IN A CROSSFIRE HURRICANE!
...actually, that's pretty awesome. I'm not even going to attempt to tell the truth, I really was born in a crossfire hurricane. It's as simple as that.
Either way, wherever I was born in I somehow ended up in the fourth floor of an apartment located in some dingy little Southeast Asian island. I went to a private school, hoping to eventually get a degree in the fields of culture, literature and art, but much to my chagrin, that turned out to be the worst decision of my life. My classmates turned out to be folk who thought that all African Americans liked rap, considered Twilight to be better than The Chronicles of Narnia and had never even heard of Queen.
'Wherever shall I get my inspiration?' I mused. 'It seems that I must resort to my Internet peers.'
'Try Jane Austen,' they said.
'But I do not like the classics,' I replied (I was something of a fool at the time)
'Read Harry Potter,' they recommended.
'I have already read it a dozen times,' I sighed.
'Watch Sweeney Todd!' they proposed.
I gave them weird looks. 'Are you serious?'
They shrugged. 'If all else fails, then turn to Doctor Who.'
'Doctor Who?' I asked curiously.
They groaned. 'Do not remind us of Series 6, as we are still recovering from it!'
'Are you sure you want me to watch this show?'
So I used the magical power of Wikipedia and the even more magical power of TV Tropes. The show seemed interesting;however, I was confused. So, there was this individual named Doctor Who? And he traveled around using a tar-dees or something to that effect? He had a companion named Rose and another one named Martha? He changes faces or something? He likes bow-ties, frizzy hair, top hats? Do not skip Nine?
'It seems I must watch the show to get to the bottom of things,' I decided. So I decided to start with The Eleventh Hour.
I was blown away by the episode; the witty dialogue, the magnificent soundtrack, and the talented acting surprised me. The thing I liked most about the episode was the so-called 'Doctor', who sported a suit and bowtie;he was rather charming. 'I am beginning to understand why there are so many memes of this show,' I murmured.
I then learned that the episode I had watched featured the Eleventh Doctor, who was played by actor Matt Smith. I also learned that he was leaving in December of that year. I frowned:I already liked him so much! I decided to continue with his arc up till the latest episode, The Name of the Doctor. By that point I decided that I loved the show, and I went back to the eras of Nine and Ten. Once I had completed New Who, I declared it as my favourite thing. Ever.
'It is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in November!' I cried out. 'Mother, what month is it?'
'September,' she replied as she flipped through a magazine.
'Oh, dear,' said I. 'Two whole months, what should I do?'
I looked up facts some more and found out that there were more than 200 stories in the classic series, so I decided to watch some of them. It was just as appealing as the new series:Tom Baker and Peter Davison became my favourite Doctors, unfortunately.
'Sorry, Matt,' I said as I sadly emitted my favourite Doctor list and pused him to #3. (Currently Peter Capaldi is my favourite Doctor, and Matt is at #4.)
Despite this, I still loved New Who and I eagerly anticipated November 23. At last the time of broadcast was released to the press. I was outraged. 'I will be asleep by the time it airs! I will have to wait for November 24! Curses!'
So on November 24 after church I ran home and head over to steaming services to watch the 50th. It was, of course, amazing.
There are other stories, of course. There is the time I made several odes to Matt Smith on Christmas Eve, and there is the time I tried to make time speed up faster while waiting for Series 8. There is the time I got into an argument over on my Instagram Doctor Who blog and the time after Mummy on the Orient Express when I declared 'Okay, I love Twelve.' But that is how I became a Whovian, and how Matt Smith became my Doctor.
David Tennant and Peter Capaldi break out of actor's retirement home to catch 100th Anniversary Special
'There wasn't any cable, you see,' they complained when they showed up at a shocked Matt Smith's doorstep while he was watching the anniversary special with his grandchildren.
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After all these years.
5 months ago on Doctor Who’s 51st Anniversary
*cough* Doctor Who Legacy *cough*
Well, Doctor Who merchandise is hardly sold here, so burning and YouTube are the only options unless you're going to buy everything from Amazon...
5 months ago on 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Review (Part 1)
But you could just burn this whole thing on a disk and you can't do that to video games for the 3DS :c
Unforgivable. I must choose between this box set and the new Pokemon game! Whyyy
There are so many people here who have watched the show ever since the 60's and 70's! It's kind of heartwarming to see the original fans of the show grow along side it (:
I know, but it could have been more entertaining if the BBC went like 'frick you, Wrong Direction, we have Mick Jagger's hip thrust what do you have?'
To this day I do not know why they invited the Rolling Stones or the surviving members of the Beatles instead.
Actually, the Sorcress and the Queen is my idea. I'm also planning for a major Indian character to be in it and for the Queen's sister to be interested in a religion other than Christianity...all that representation's going to take awhile to perfect, you see :p
Can you just imagine forty nine years from now?
Today at 7PM:Doctor Who's One Hundredth Anniversary! Don't miss the return of the Twenty-First Doctor!
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Sherlock Season 4 Date Soon To Be Announced!'
Wait, how did that comment get duplicated? The Mistress must have something to do with this...
...it's been one year since the 50th?
...huh, I feel so old...I joined the fandom a few weeks after Name of the Doctor aired, so that means I've been in the fandom for over a year now 0-0
Happy Birthday, Doctor Who! :D Only forty nine years left...
I remember going to the library and opening our biweekly issue of Time and seeing In The Numbers and realizing that Doctor Who had broken a record. I felt so proud!
First time we've seen the Doctor as a child. Also first time we've seen the First Doctor since the Five Doctors (not counting Day of the Doctor). This technically means Matt Smith is no longer the youngest actor to play the Doctor.
To me it was a bit more mature and dark than the previous series of the revival. Also, we did have a new Doctor who was more serious than Matt...
5 months ago on Moffat on His Series 8 Worries
Tough choice between Delagdo and Ainley, but I'll have to go with Ainley since I've seen more of him.
I don't really dislike any Classic Who Master, though. ...not even Roberts. Though that was mostly because his acting was so hammy it made reading/watching commenatires of the TV Movie more enjoyable.
5 months ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)
I get what Peter was trying to say, but Jerk With A Heart of Gold is a very popular trope currently. As long as he's more sarcastic/grumpy/impatient/insert whatever negative-but-not-too-negative adjective here than mean, viewers will pretty much like him.
...in fact, he already replaced Four and Five as my favorite Doctor after only eight episodes. Fairly likable to me, though not in the way Peter is talking about.
5 months ago on Capaldi Didn’t Want Twelve to Be Likeable
'Would you like to stay forever?'
-Granny Fa, Mulan
In all seriousness, I love Capaldi as the Doctor and he certainly needs to stay until at least Season 10. However, I don't think he'll stay as long as Tom Baker. While response to Twelve has been quite postiive, the early fans of the show adored Tom, hence the extremly high ratings of his era.
Furthermore, while I am not saying this will happen to the show (and I hope it won't) there is such a thing as Seasonal Decay, or even worse, Jump the Shark. Tom Baker's last two seasons were generally good and they even had some of the greatest Who classics of all time (City of Death, Logopolis), but they weren't as glorious as his previous seasons IMO. I would love if Twelve to stay for three to four more seasons but I'd be wary of anything over that.
Then again, it's Doctor Who, it managed to stay great for nearly fifty one years, who knows?
5 months, 1 week ago on Capaldi Doesn’t Plan to Regenerate “For a While”
8.The Sound of the Drums/The Last of the Time Lords-Erm...I don't like this finale all that much. I don't hate it, or even dislike it, but for me all the good parts are canceled out by the pure narm in these pair of episodes...had potential, but ended up being my least favourite finale. (6.5)
7.The Wedding of River Song-Basically has all the issues of the above pair of episodes, but I feel that it was more enjoyable by an inch, probably due to the acting. (7)
6.Army of Ghosts/Doomsday-These episodes were pretty good, though my ability to like them was cut short due to Rose/Doctor (seriously, where did that come from?) and some pretty bad bits of dialogue. (7.5)
5.The Stolen Earth/Journey's End-Ah, here's where I start to truly like the finales. Aside from the Meta Crisis Doctor(I don't believe he was the worst thing RTD did, but he could have been handled better) and some other varying issues (including Donna's fate) these episodes was pretty much awesome. (8.5)
4.The Name of the Doctor-Brilliant acting and a great story but as some others pointed out the pacing gets dull at times. And it really isn't a finale in theory. Still a very good episode. (8.6)
3.Dark Water/Death In Heaven-Dark Water was perfection! Death In Heaven...eh...it was good, but still a bit clunky...(8.8)
2.Bad Wolf/The Parting of Ways-Series I only got better and better as it went on and it finally reached a peak in this here pair of episodes! (9.5)
1.The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang-Genius! These episodes were stunning both visually and emotionally as much as Bad Wolf/The Parting of Ways. The only reason why it tops it is because the last ten minutes of both episodes are seriously some of the most epic I have seen in the show and RORY. (9.8)
5 months, 1 week ago on Finale Face-Off (Series 1-8)
...by emotionally hurt, I meant 'Continually sobbing about lost loved one for the rest of his/her life'.
5 months, 1 week ago on Moffat Can’t Confirm Jenna Coleman for Series 9