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I personally liked it better the more alien 11 got. Neither of those two episodes are close to being my favourite, but Matt's performance in them was some of his best in my mind.
Either way, this is good news.
14 hours, 22 minutes ago on Capaldi’s Doctor More Alien, Less “human-friendly”
Wow, I always considered 11 to be very alien, so I can only imagine what 12 will be like.
14 hours, 30 minutes ago on Capaldi’s Doctor More Alien, Less “human-friendly”
That Mario one should have said "Ima numbah 4!"
2 days, 5 hours ago on Weird and Wonderful
I absolutely agree with everything you said. While 11 is far from my favourite Doctor and this was far from his best episode, his regeneration was still one of the best. It ranks third in my mind, under the undoubtedly brilliant 5th Doctor's regeneration and the seemingly mixed 10th Doctor's regeneration, which I loved.
4 days, 7 hours ago on Why I Love the 11th Doctor’s Regeneration
It actually broke my heart(s) a little when Matt's Doctor first refered to himself as the 11th incarnation. I much prefer it to be kept slightly anonymous. This is great news.
Having said that though, in the grand scheme of the show, who cares?
5 days, 15 hours ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
Reply below with some epic LotR movie title parodies with a Doctor Who twist. I'm eager to hear some. Usually I'd be all over this, but it's almost midnight and my mind is dead.
6 days, 15 hours ago on Moffat: Peter Jackson Episode Will Probably Happen
"He owns New Zealand!" As a proud Australian citizen, I find jokes about New Zealand to be hilarious. But wait, if us Aussies are so superior, where's our multi-million dollar fantasy film franchise? I'd better do something about this.
I already own Name and Day, but not Time. To buy, or not to buy. Hm...
I guess it really depends on whether it gets an Aussie release or not. These limited ones often don't.
6 days, 15 hours ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray
Reading through these comments, am I the only one who prefers "Nightmare in Silver" over Gaiman's previous story "The Doctor's Wife"? Not to say either story was particularly good or bad, both were pretty average, but I think NiS was better.
1 week, 3 days ago on Cybermen Invade London (Again!)
Hey, if Moffat can make gasmasks, clocks, statues and libraries scary, I'm sure he'll have no issue making space robots scary.
I must have missed that one. The only series 7 Cyberman episode I remember is "Nightmare in Silver".
The Invasion 2: Invade Harder
I'm not overly bothered by this, but I do think it should be on a much smaller scale than the 50th if it does happen. Just something simple like how "The Silver Nemesis" celebrated the 25th anniversary or "Planet of the Dead" celebrated the 200th story.
1 week, 4 days ago on Will There Be a 10th Anniversary Special for the Revival?
I like the covers. I'm studying to be a graphic designer, so my opinion on them matters a little more than everyone else's. I am annoyed they keep changing them though. Didn't we just get a new style of cover for the last three Matt Smith books? Then they go and change them again. Non-consistent covers are the bane of my existence.
2 weeks ago on First 12th Doctor Novels Detailed
Count yourself as lucky. We don't even have an interstate train system. Point still takes though.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on An Audience with Capaldi & Coleman, Seoul World Tour Updates
I suppose, but I wouldn't call it a 'series'. It only went to two cities. But that particular event had slipped my mind I admit.
Funny thing is, you're probably closer to the UK one there in Scotland than I am to the one in my own country here in Australia.
I always find it funny reading about these tours and seeing people in Europe saying "It's only the next country over, I'll probably go." Then down here in Australia we're like "It's the next city over. That's days away."
Good to see Australia getting some recognition. I sometimes think the Doctor Who team have no idea how big the show is here. If only it weren't in Sydney. To far away for me.
I eagerly await the trailer breakdown. Until then, I have no idea what's going on in this trailer.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer
Not to mention David Mitchell was in the previous season. It's all part of Moffat's plan to slowly swap out the entire cast for people who have appeared in "Would I Lie to You?" I hear Moffat's already got Rob Brydon lined up to play the 13th Doctor. See, he thought we wouldn't notice, but notice we did.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Sanjeev Bhaskar Cast in Series 8 Finale
Gah! Now part of me really wants to see what he wrote, but the other part of me knows that'd be dumb because it would spoil something. Damn whoever invented spoilers!
And thanks DWTV for making sure the site stays as spoiler free as possible in wake of recent events.
Better get a comment in before some idiot posts a spoiler and forces DWTV to have to block comments again.
I once saw this guy in "Would I Lie to You?" but I'm not really familiar enough with him to make a proper judgment of him. Still, any news is good news. Being on series 8.
Literally my first thought when I saw this picture.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Series 8: Deep Breath First Look
So 12's a nail biter then is he? I think there should have been a spoiler warning for that. No point in turning in for the opener now.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Dalek Story Details for Series 8?
But the Comic Con thing was just a trailer. This is a full episode.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Series 8: Watch Deep Breath First
I would literally explode from excitement if it were the Dalek Time Controller, but as you say, that's very unlikely.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Series 8: New Teaser Trailer “I see into your soul, Doctor”
Sounds like Davros, but it seems weird that the BBC would stick him in a trailer before announcing his return. It could just be an over eager Dalek. It does sound more like Nick Briggs to me, but who knows?
I agree completely. Look at how exited everyone was over "Asylum of the Daleks" because the Daleks hadn't appeared in two years (baring a cameo in "The Aedding of River Song"). If they were gone for four or five years, then people would get way more exited about there return and learn to appreciate them more. As is, they're just getting boring and cliche. Same goes for the Cybermen.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Are the Big Enemies Being Overused?
Get into Big Finish. They really set out to fix that and they do it brilliantly.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on McGann Doubtful on Return, Spin-off
Why can't people understand that a McGann did have a full run, but on audio rather than TV?
I really have no issue with this. What I do have an issue with is when writers like to say "he's definetly not half human" or "he definetly is half human". I like the ambiguousity of it all. Is he half-human? Was he just lying to trick the Master? Who knows.
I know the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventure novels seem to say his mother is the human woman Penelope, so it seems like there's more evidence to say he is, but with the extended fiction, who knows?
3 weeks, 5 days ago on The Doctor: Half-Human on his Mother’s Side?
I just finished listening to the Big Finish story "The Reaping" in which the Cybermen begin converting dead bodies in a grave yard (or so it seems). Could this be a similar story?
I wonder if this means Moffat's going to kill a character off and then being them back. That would be a very original plot element, he's never done that before. Sarcasm sarcasm.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave
Great article, you had some brilliant points. I've never been a huge fan of this episode, but I think I like it more than the vast majority of fans. Interestingly, it's the only episode to date that features River Song that wasn't written by Moffat.
4 weeks ago on The Common Criticisms of Closing Time
There's this phrase amongst the Transformers fandom that gets used whenever Hasbro or whoever is in charge decides to completely change everything you thought you knew about the franchise. It goes little something like "Everything you know is wrong". Can the Doctor Who fan base adopt this phrase in order to describe everything Moffat ever does?
In all seriousness though, I wouldn't really have an issue if the Time Lords were retconned into being future humans. Sure, there'd be a hundred and one continuity errors that Moffat's overlooked, but who cares? This is Doctor Who. It's a walking mess of plot holes and discontinuities and that's why we love it.
1 month ago on Moffat: Who says the Doctor is NOT human?
Why would you stop? Big Finish is the best!
1 month ago on Meet the New Rani
I thought he said it was Remembrance of the Daleks, when the Doctor tricks Davros into bowing up Skaro (or at least a look alike planet).
1 month ago on Moffat Teases Massive Cliffhanger
Must. Get. Up to. Date. On. Monthly. Range. In. Time. I've only just finished "The Reaping", so I have a long way to go, but at the rate I'm getting through them, I might actually be up to this one by the time it comes around.
I've not heard of this actress (mainly because the only British actors I ever know are the ones who have been in Doctor Who), but she certainly looks the part. Here's hoping for a team up between her and Alex MacQueen's audio exclusive Master. Chuck Graeme Garden's Monk in from the Eighth Doctor Adventures and we could have quite a story on our hands. Hm... Perhaps I should shoot Big Finish an email...
Well, it wasn't the worst series 7a episode, I'll give you that. That honour goes to that travesty of an episode "The Angels Take Manhatten". To be fair, I don't think "The Power of Three" was a bad episode, but it wasn't a good episode either. It was a pretty average and forgettable episode in my eyes.
1 month ago on Unpopular Opinion? The Power of Three
Well I think it's obvious. The Master's returned and struck up an alliance with the Rani to resurrect Omega, but don't worry, the Doctor will team up with Captain Jack to save the day, and in the process be reunited with the Ponds. It also guest stars that one actor from that show you like. From what I understand, it'll be setting up a new 8th Doctor spin-off or something. Should be good.
1 month ago on Series 8 Filming: Finale Clue
You mentioned Dark Eyes 2! I get a little exited whenever I see a mention of Big Finish on this sight. It'd be cool of they could build on Dark Eyes on TV, like have the Master continue his battle with the Eminence or something. They'd have to be careful how they did it though as the vast majority of the audience won't have listened, or even heard of, Dark Eyes 2.
1 month ago on The Master’s Moffat Plan
In some cases, this is true. In fact, I knew a girl who was a big fan of the show during the 10th Doctor era just because she had a huge crush on Tennant. She was never a massive nerdy fan of the show though and stopped watching once he'd left.
For the most part though, I think Colin's generalising a bit here, but I think he knows he is. After listening to many behind the scenes Big Finish interviews of him, I've learned not to take much of what he says too seriously. He's just joking around.
1 month ago on Colin Baker: Tennant & Smith Brought Female Fans to Doctor Who
In terms of likable characters, I feel the opposite way to the vast majority of people. I liked Rex right from the start, but never really liked Esther as a character. I don't know what it is about her, but I just found her to be really annoying. Miracle Day was okay, but my main issue was that it was missing that special something Torchwood always has. It didn't feel like Torchwood, it felt like just another American cop show. I'm also not a fan of the big linked story arc thing. I mean, it's okay, but I prefered series 1-2.
All in all, I feel that Miricle Day was okay, but it was a massive step down from the quality of previous seasons. Now hopefully we get a series 5.
1 month, 1 week ago on Is Torchwood: Miracle Day Unfairly Criticised?
What the heck is that Cyberman doing? I always thought "Waters of Mars" was a great episode for introducing people. It's a great story with very little story arc, and even ends on a cliffhanger to prompt them to watch more. What's not a great first story is "Logopolis", which was my first story. Sure it peaked my interest, but I was so confused when the guy in the scarf merger with some creepy ghost to become a blonde guy.
1 month, 1 week ago on You will become like us! The Best ‘Converter’ Episodes
Down here in Australia it's almost time for bed.
1 month, 1 week ago on The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot Getting A Follow-Up?
First Big Finish puts the Lost Stories on sale, then this. It's a good day to be a Who fan. Can't wait for this.
If they do bring him back with a new face, I hope we at least get a "Night of the Doctor"-esque minisode depicting Saxon's final moments.
1 month, 1 week ago on Series 8: Master Finale Rumours
Never dismiss a rumour. Some (Tennant's return, John Hurt as 8.5 Doctor, etc.) turn out to be true. Sure, it's only 1/100. And sure, most of them are repeated every year until they actually do come true (Matt Smith's annual leaked plans to depart), but sometimes they can be true, especially when they're persistent like this one seems to be.
It sounds to me like they're aiming for someone a bit bigger than Eric Roberts. Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I don't think he's really that massive a name. Sure he's been in a few things, but I've only ever seen him in Doctor Who and he's far from a household name. I think they want someone big for the role. A really big, really well known actor. At least, that's my interpretation of the article.