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And don't get me started on the filthy stories from the McCoy era that have come to light recently.
2 hours, 29 minutes ago on Doctor Who Future in Doubt After Capaldi ‘Fracas’
Space Gambon? You mean Kazran Sardick?
2 hours, 32 minutes ago on Doctor Who Future in Doubt After Capaldi ‘Fracas’
It's funny because that's exactly what would happen, 100%.
2 hours, 33 minutes ago on Doctor Who Future in Doubt After Capaldi ‘Fracas’
And now it's time to put a star in our reasonably priced Dalek saucer.
2 hours, 38 minutes ago on Doctor Who Future in Doubt After Capaldi ‘Fracas’
"But Doctor, how are we going to defeat the Daleks this time?"
3 hours, 5 minutes ago on Doctor Who Future in Doubt After Capaldi ‘Fracas’
3 hours, 14 minutes ago on Doctor Who Future in Doubt After Capaldi ‘Fracas’
I remember that day well. The comment section almost exploded. What fun we had.
3 hours, 16 minutes ago on Doctor Who Future in Doubt After Capaldi ‘Fracas’
I quite like this one, not because it's believable, but because it lets me vent my remaining rage over the Clarkson fracas.
3 hours, 18 minutes ago on Doctor Who Future in Doubt After Capaldi ‘Fracas’
The BBC really seems to want us to sympathise with the Daleks.
3 hours, 19 minutes ago on Doctor Who Future in Doubt After Capaldi ‘Fracas’
Well get K-9 to deliver it by TARDIS shall we?
3 hours, 22 minutes ago on Doctor Who Future in Doubt After Capaldi ‘Fracas’
And so it should be. Anyone who upsets Mr. Capaldi deserves to be exterminated. I can't believe people are sympathising with a Dalek. What is this, series 1?
3 hours, 23 minutes ago on Doctor Who Future in Doubt After Capaldi ‘Fracas’
Too soon DWTV. Too soon. I've barely gotten over the whole Clarkson thing.
3 hours, 26 minutes ago on Doctor Who Future in Doubt After Capaldi ‘Fracas’
You hoped correctly. A sarcasting tone doesn't really translate well onto the Internet, does it?
1 day, 15 hours ago on Series 9: The Girl Who Died, and The Woman Who Lived
Really? Even though Michelle Gomez has been confirmed as the Master in this series, people are still speculating that every new actor is secretly playing the Master? This is why I love this website.
1 day, 16 hours ago on Series 9: The Girl Who Died, and The Woman Who Lived
Wikipedia (the internet's most reliable source) lists it as a two-parter, and with titles that similar, I'm inclined to believe it at this point. At the very least, I expect two very closely linked episodes.
Another two parter? My theory is that Moffat hates them so much that he's trying to overload us with them until we all get sick of them and beg him to drop two-parters again.
1 day, 17 hours ago on Series 9: The Girl Who Died, and The Woman Who Lived
I actually quite like the Slitheen. I hope they return some day.
4 days, 14 hours ago on The Bottom 10 TV Stories of the Decade
I don't hate it, but I think it was the weakest Christmas Special we've had so far.
My main issue with it is that nothing happens for ages, then suddenly the Doctor and George's dad finally get sucked into the doll house and then the plot gets resolved like two minutes later. It was a good concept for a story, but very poorly executed, especially in terms of pacing.
In order of best (used in the loosest sense possible) and worst (used in the strongest sense possible), here are the only stories that I don't like:
- In the Forest of the Night
- Let's Kill Hitler
- The Angels Take Manhatten
- Night Terrors
- Victory of the Daleks
- Love and Monsters
Personally I don't hate "Fear Hear". It wasn't really a 'bad' episode in my mind, but it wasn't that good. I think it probably belonged among the bottom 20, but I wouldn't call it the worst story ever. "Love and Monsters" on the other hand. Kill it! Kill it with fire!
4 days, 14 hours ago on Why I Love Fear Her And Love & Monsters
There's actually quite a few surprises on this list, most noticeably "Flatline". I thought it was good (as was all of series 8), but I didn't expect to see it so high up. I'm also surprised that "The Doctor's Wife" scored so low. I've always seen it as a pretty average episode personally, but I thought that it had enough popularity among the fans to get third place. The top two spots are no surprise though. I'm a bit sad that "The End of Time" and "The Rings of Akhaten" didn't make the list, but they've got a rather mixed reception among fans, so it's not that surprising really.
5 days, 9 hours ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade
Well series 8 ended on a two parter (11-12) and series 9 is opening with two two-parters (1-2, 3-4). I'm not complaining though.
1 week, 5 days ago on Series 9: Episode 5 Filming Soon
Stupid autocorrect and stupid inability to edit comments once they're posted.
I almost forgot single partners existed.
I only realised last week that the Doctor has never been to Ireland on screen. It was the answer to a multiple choice question about where the show hadn't filmed. It seems quite strange really, considering how close it is to England and Wales where they normally film. Why fly halfway across the world for great locations when Ireland's right out their backdoor?
Now we just need them to come down here to Australia as well and all shall be right with the universe.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Why Doctor Who Should Visit Ireland
I wish we could see more fan-fictiony stuff on this site. I don't think the show would still be around today if it weren't for fan fiction.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Top 10 Fan Title Sequences
This is possibly the most creative top 10 list I've seen on this site. I like that it's not so much about the show itself, but the way the fans have chosen to express their love for it. I've never been that into these fan title sequences, but these were all fantastic. Lots of inspiration for Moffat's next annual but irrelevant changing of the title sequence.
Great article. I'd never actually heard of Mr. Pratchett or any of his work prior to news of his death, but the response I'm seeing to his passing all over the internet has shown me just how influential he was for so many people. It's always sad when someone who meant so much to so many people passes away. This article was definitely a labour of love to the man.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Pratchett and Who: A Missed Opportunity
Sorry, make that series 7 and 8.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Mark Gatiss Penning “Scary” Series 9 Episode
I used to hate his stuff, but all his scripts for series 8 and 9 have been fantastic, so I'm optimistic.
As a fan of both Shakespeare and Adams, I get where you're coming from, but I think it's hard to make a direct comparison between their work because they were both very different.
3 weeks ago on Douglas, the Doctor and Everything
I don't think it's a leap at all to compare the wonderful Douglas Adams to William Shakespeare. He's definitely one of the best writers of all time. I think his time on the show is often an overlooked one. In my opinion (and I'm sure most, if not all the fans on here will agree) his era was one of the show's best. No one else in the world can weave such hilarious nonsense into a serious piece of storytelling quite like Douglas Adams.
Knowing Michelle Gomez, that book has nothing to do with playing the Master. She genuinely wants to conquer the world.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Weird and Wonderful
Just for the record, I would slot the Movie and DWM comics in between Master and Mastermind. Feel free to disagree.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Dark Eyes 4 Review
Great review, as always. Just a few extra thoughts of mine. I don't think I'm as anti-Liv as you are, but I agree she's not the strongest character ever. However, as shown in the box set's opener, she does have a lot of potential and I think that if done right in the future, she could be great. I still have to praise Nicoka Walker though, who always does a super job, regardless of the writing. Speaking of the actors, I also can't praise that one actress enough. You know the one I mean. That was perfect casting. I could actually believe _____________. I wish I could say more, but it'd spoil it too much. And then since it's physically impossible to discuss this box set without mentioning Macqueen's Master and how brilliant he is, I'd better quickly do that as well. I really hope we see him again in the near future. Perhaps in that multi-Master story that we all know Big Finish is working on, but refuse to confirm.
I've only seen this the once, but I felt it was a fairly average episode. Then again, I think the same of "Blink" and "The Doctor's Wife", so what do I know?
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Why I Love Kill the Moon
This'll be the first issue to come out since I digitally subscribed to DWM on my iPhone a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to do it a while back, but my phone was having issues with in app purchases.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on DWM #484: What Next for the 12th Doctor?
As much as I enjoyed having a darker Doctor, it did feel like a bit much at times. I'd like to see him mellow a bit. Just a bit mind you, I don't want to see him completely lose his edge.
Sausage dog. Danish pastry store.
Thank you. Much appreciated.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Rank the Revival: 2014 Part 1
Deep Breath - 9/10
It wasn't until about four episodes in that I got used to Smith being the Doctor, but with the help of this fantastic episode, Capaldi was the Doctor almost immediately. It had some funny scenes, and it had some brilliantly dark scenes. It was great as ever to see the Paternoster Gang back, although I'm glad they took a back seat this time to allow the new Doctor to develop. Bringing the clockwork droids back too was a good surprise. I never expected to see them again. And of course there was that Smith cameo at the end, which had been long since spoiled, but was still awesome. And then there's the T-rex. Wow.
Into the Dalek - 7/10
One of the weaker stories of the season, although that's not really a bad thing given how strong this season is. It was interesting enough, but it didn't feel that 'epic' to me. The main point of interest was seeing Capaldi's Doctor develop further so that we could see the beginnings of some of his less warm and cuddly elements.
Robots of Sherwood - 9/10
Fantastic episode. Gone are the days when Gatiss's name was synonymous with bad stories. The story was amazing and the guest cast was even better. I don't know what else to say. I don't think anyone even reads these anyway. I mean, does anyone out there really go through and read every single mini-review? I doubt it. I could really say anything I wanted to and next to no one would see it. Potato. Lumberjack. Three-legged Sontaran hopscotch team. I really just write these to put my thoughts down so I can give the story a more honest rating. They're more for my benefit than anyone else's. Anyway, it was a good episode. Yeah.
Name - 8/10
I remember watching this for the first time and seeing that opening scene and being absolutely blown away by it. Seeing all the Doctors like that was fantastic. And then there was that ending with John Hurt. That had us all guessing for months and was probably the best cliffhanger in the show's long history. This episode was a thoroughly enjoyable conclusion to a shakey series, and got me excited to see what the future held.
Day - 10/10
I don't even feel I have to justify this one. Well done Moffat, well done. It was everything I could have hoped for and more.
Time - 7/10
Ah, now, I have a confession to make. I've not actually seen this episode since it first aired on TV over a year ago, so my memories a little hazy on the subject. What I do remember about it though was that, while being entertaining enough, it felt like it was trying to tie up too many loose ends from the Smith era. Now don't get me wrong, I'm glad they were resolved, but the resolutions felt a bit rushed and unplanned in some cases, and there were so many of them that they made the plot feel a little cluttered. I enjoyed seeing Eleven aging, but it was nice to see him young again in his final moments. Most of all though, this episode (and the subsequent series 8) made me realise how unattached I was to Smith's Doctor because I wasn't really affected by his departure. Oh, and Handles was brilliant too. Funny how he's technically the Doctor's longest serving companion.
1 month ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 3
Only if executed poorly, which it often was in the classic series. Big Finish had some fun with it. And I can't think of anything that would make a planet more interesting than a Time War.
1 month ago on Will Gallifrey Return in Series 9?
It does indeed, and it takes her polarising relationship with Andred to rather dark and interesting places.
I know I just mentioned this above, but if you want Doctor Who with political intrigue, listen to Gallifrey. That's basically what it is.
I should have guessed you were a Dark Eyes fan from your icon. Long live the Dalek Time Controller!
You're really missing out. Gallifrey is amazing, and Narvin is its best character, save perhaps the Doctor's manipulative older brother Irving Braxiatel. There's another character who needs to put in an appearance if Gallifrey should return.
I just hope they do something with the missing Gallifrey plot. It was all but ignored in series 8.
And if the CIA comes back, I hope it's Coordinator Narvin in the top chair. He's easily one of Big Finish's best characters.