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How can you say that with so little information? Blink wasn't too much.
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Don’t Worry, We’re Listening
@YaelMoise One third of the next series is written by writers new to the show and only three episodes are from a returning director. We're getting plenty of fresh blood already.
6 months ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
Before anyone gets any ideas I would like to point out that the extreme budget cuts the BBC has to undergo right now are a strong reason why Doctor Who will keep going for as long as possible, because it's one of the BBC's only few shows right now which make a profit.
TV ratings are a completely outdated way to measure the audience, as is the AI. Doctor Who is as popular as ever. End of story.
6 months, 1 week ago on Into the Dalek UK Ratings
kind of feel like the incredible hype around this episode may work
against it in the end. After all, Blink was completely unexpected, so
perhaps it would be best if we all just sat back and... okay, I can't do
this, this is going to be amazing and I can't wait aahhh!
6 months, 1 week ago on Listen BBC Synopsis
Oh, how I've been waiting for the series to hit these episodes. Right now, I am struggling to think of a run of three individual subsequent stories that had such a consistently high quality in the complete run of Doctor Who. The other contenders would be Robots of Death/Talons of Weng-Chiang/Horror of Fang Rock, Pandorica Opens/Christmas Carol/Impossible Astronaut and Human Nature/Blink/Utopia, but if Deep Breath turns out to be another classic, then we'd be at four and I can't think of another run as fantastic as this.
Given that Steven Moffat has spent the last five years squeezing out his brain for ideas, it is just astonishing, how many profound, beatiful and genius ideas he managed to fit into those three episodes. From little moments, like the Moment telling the War Doctor about the sound of the TARDIS bringing hope to whoever hears it to, to the big ones, to thirteen Doctors saving their planet and the show finally bridging the gap between the classic and the new series, something which desperately had to be done and was a wonderful anniversary present, in addition to a completely new and exciting Doctor.
2013 was very probably the most exciting year to be a Doctor Who fan in the show's history. I mean, think about it: Three regenerations, the chronologically earliest moment we ever saw on TV, all the Doctors in the same scene for the first time ever and the Doctor breaking through the regeneration limit, ensuring a long and wonderful future for the greatest show in the galaxy.
What a time it was! And how glad I am to have witnessed it all in real-time. Just imagine getting into Doctor Who now, without the months-long suspense about John Hurt or the cinema release of DotD. Of course, those stories are still fantastic. But they aren't events anymore.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – The Doctor Trilogy
@TheElusiveWhovian What about people who don't own a television? Isn't Doctor Who for them too? Why won't the BBC send them televisions for free?
This is just silly. You aren't getting it late, it's just that a lucky few people are getting it early. I don't think you would be complaining if you were one of them.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Deep Breath Screenings & Spoilers: Pros & Cons
The Radio Times next week could very probably reveal most, if not all of them.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Into The Dalek BBC Synopsis
And here was I worrying that the community might have become too positive...
Complaining about the show they love? if people want to do that, fine. But one thing that is really bugging me is this underlying notion that the fans (or one particular fan) know best what Doctor Who should be and do. And the showrunner? Oh, what does he know. It's so incredibly easy to point at things one doesn't like from their own home when watching a series, but I would like everybody to remember that the people who are making the show (and first and foremost the Moff himself) are pouring their life and soul into what they believe is the best possible Doctor Who they can make.
If fans always got their wishes, we would be stuck with the most boring Doctor Who ever. There wouldn't be any boundaries pushed, no new ideas explored, we would be stuck on the same old loop again and again and again until the show finally collapses on its old and wary feet, but at least we, the fans, didn't have anything to complain about.
I'm sorry to say this, but what is the point of this article? Yes, it's well-written and well-argued, but really, who are you writing this for? The series is in the can, even if somebody from the production team read it, they couldn't change anything. All you basically did was pick out points from older seasons you didn't really like and go "well, I hope this doesn't happen". You said you didn't write it with the intention of being negative, but if you're aiming to write something with the central premise of "things that if they happened in the new series, I wouldn't like", then you're just bound to be negative, there's no other way.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on 8 Potential Pitfalls for Series 8
This is such a ridiculous argument. It's like arguing in early 2010 about whether there should be a storyline involving in crack in space and time in the new series, because "none of the other seasons needed one". Just because something doesn't absolutely need to happen, doesn't mean that it shouldn't happen at all.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Why Capaldi’s Previous Appearances Shouldn’t Really Matter
@LGwalchmai95 The Paternosters are awesome! They get some flak, but I don't get it at all. A lizard-human lesbian couple and a domesticated clone warrior? Where else can you go to see stuff like this?
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Deep Breath TV Trailer
I would recommend reading the whole interview to anyone who's interested. What she has to say about the television industry and the status of women there is a very nice read.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Talalay Talks “Action-Packed, Emotional” Series 8 Finale
A body count is no good way to measure scariness. The Absorberloff and the Slitheen both killed more people on-screen than the Weeping Angels or the Silence, does that make them terrifying?
On the contrary, I feel like just killing a lot of extras is often a very cheap narrative device. Asylum was a whole lot scarier than Doomsday or Journey's End.
Considering that Asylum was the best Dalek ep since 2005, yup, that sounds quite good. Nice to know somebody has such inside knowledge.
@Undiscovered Adventure That's Osgood's job.
@SonicTheHedgehogRules The bookshelves are wonderful. They make it look a little more... organic.
@Sam Davern Spontanuous T-Rex combustion!
@Antee991166 @Gustaff @supermoff The world would be rubbish without Strax' comic remarks. He's the best comic relief ever.
@JordanXeros Does it look fan-made to you?
@John Smith the Second It will help to have quieter music in the background. I'm sure they have thought of their many non-British viewers.
That T-Rex looks awesome!
@Venawesomeo Well yes he was very alien, but he also had a very cuddly side to him, which I doubt Capaldi will show. The thing that bothers me is that the Moff and some other people have called 12 "more unpredictable" and you'd feel "less safe" with him. I mean, really... 11 literally lied to Clara big-time twice in his last episode.
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey You mean the one with the flying shark?
6 months, 3 weeks ago on 2014’s Christmas Special Director
@floppy_who It's the right time for Doctor Who anywhere. I still remember when they aired Hide during broad daylight. Didn't exactly make it scarier.
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @DavidSJH Especially Matt's first two specials were wonderfully christmassy and that's pretty much just what I want from Christmas TV. The fairytale tone of his early seasons fit it very well though, so I'm not quite sure if that would work as well now. I can't imagine Twelve in A Christmas Carol, doing all the growing up thing with the little boy.
Look at Game of Thrones, that's arguably the biggest show in the world right now and it is perfectly possible to discuss it online without being spoiled.
I would like to pose a question to people: Has anybody really been spoiled after the screening without wanting to? Because I don't think there are more than very very few. Honestly, it's not that hard to avoid spoilers on the internet. Potential spoilers don't equal guaranteed spoilers.
Also, it is quite obvious that this is just written from the perspective of a fan. Of course a fan who can't attend one of the screenings doesn't have a lot of benefits from the world tour. But from a marketing stand-point it makes an awful lot of sense. And "come to see the new Doctor Who episode before anybody else and ask the stars questions" sounds a lot better than just "ask the stars of Doctor Who questions", which in turn makes for bigger events, bigger publicity and bigger buzz around the world.
These people know what they're doing. Nobody is as careful about spoilers like Steven Moffat. And I don't think it would hurt this fandom if it just didn't try to find something to complain about for once.
All I want from this episode now is for the two plot elements "tyrannosaur" and "deadly spontaneous combustion" to come together in a CGI-festive manner.
7 months ago on Deep Breath Synopsis
@Creepy_Ghoul Your optimism I'd like to have. Honestly, if the guy refused to be in the 50th, he's not going to be in the 10th, that's for sure. Also, imagine what kind of message that would send to people: "Okay, I'm not going to be part of a celebration unless it's celebrating something that I started".
7 months ago on No 10th Anniversary Special For New Who?
I realise how excited I am for this now, because I went completely bananas from that Dalek clip, even though it's just a Dalek and some tubes. But I luvvvit.
7 months ago on BBC News Series 8 Preview Featuring Into the Dalek Clips
@TardisBoy Moffat said he asks RTD every year and he always declines.
Ah, classic Moff...
Well, you can't compare being a little gruff to strangling a companion...
@ Notsosmartguy @supermoff @SephoraNeedSeries8 I'd say it's exactly one series too short. Even Matt himself has said that he should have stayed for one more year and I agree. But well, here's to Capaldi not making the same mistake.
7 months ago on Capaldi & Coleman Back For 2014 Christmas Special
Clara can never leave. NEVER.
@VictorWong1 @The Finn In the interview I remember, Moffat said the thought of Capaldi being 11 somehow didn't cross his mind because he couldn't imagine young romantic David Tennant turning into Peter Capaldi, but somehow with Smith, who always felt a lot older than he actually was, it was different.
7 months ago on Doctor Who World Tour: Cardiff Launch Pics
@Amy is Hannibal Pretty sure it's just that Mark Williams was unavailable and now it really is over.
7 months ago on Moffat: Big Plans For Future Online Episodes
@Amy is Hannibal "There will be an exclusive 5-minute prequel scene preceding the
premiere, and a 10-minute “making of” documentary immediately following." Take from that what you will.
@DawnTime @Me and Stuff Pond Life is part of series 7, Night and the Doctor is all on series 6.
@DawnTime @Me and Stuff They're on the series 6 box.
One of my favourite Doctor Who stories of all time (yes, really) is the minisode "Good Night" that was part of the Night and the Doctor series. It's one of the sweetest and most beautiful little videos I have ever seen and it encapsulates the wonderfulness of Doctor Who like hardly anything else. I've also used it to quite good effect to show people what Doctor Who is - kind of.
And if scenes like Good Night or The Night of the Doctor can be told in so little time, it seems only like a natural thing to do so. I'm really excited what else is coming our way. We already know they're showing a Deep Breath prequel in cinemas, so let's see...
@LGwalchmai95 @Me and Stuff Maybe they could even get Eccleston. Ha. Ha ha. Ha ha ha. Sigh.
@Gustaff I just want more Strax.
@SteviePenny Because the time slots are controlled by the BBC and the DW producers can't just make the episodes as long as they want. And because it allows to tell two stories instead of one.
@LGwalchmai95 I'm pretty sure Moffat almost flat-out said that he left those gaps for Big Finish.
@Oliver J. "cool" I just went back and checked. Series 5-7 had exactly 2 stories that
were set in modern-day London, both of them in series 7. Not enough to complain about, as far as I can see.
7 months ago on Moffat on Series 8’s Smaller Story Arc
@MeglosProductions If you look at almost every other successful drama show right now, evidently not.
@ Notsosmartguy is superior again!!!!!!!!! @Night at the Whovies It's pretty much the norm for successful drama television these days. Doctor Who and crime shows are pretty much the only big shows that can still pull off the monster of the week approach. Even Fringe was one big story in its later seasons.
@ Notsosmartguy is superior again!!!!!!!!! @Me and Stuff @Whodman6 There's also the Orient Express in space, the spacesuits in Kill The Moon and we have no idea where Listen is set. Granted, 4 or 5 out of 11 isn't an awful lot, but it's more than RTD's first two seasons put together.
@Night at the Whovies There are still a lot of casual viewers. Maybe few than before, but on the other hand there are a lot more dedicated viewers as well.
@Whodman6 At least under the Moff we got away from all the Earth invasions. And he also brought out a lot more distant planets Series 7 was the only season of New Who to have a series opener or finale not set on Earth. But it's probably a budget thing. And still, there are lot of planets to expect in series 8...
@rilsonjoas10 Series 6 is my favourite Doctor Who season ever, but I trust the Moff that whatever he's doing is right for the show. I mean, if he thought it would be best to do another big arc season, he'd do that. And he knows best what will work for the series.