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So just out of curiosity, do people like the Twelfth Doctor? He seems to be getting some mixed reviews in the circles that I hang out in. I personally quite like him. Not as much as Tennant, but more than Smith.
1 hour, 3 minutes ago on Who is the Twelfth Doctor?
I actually find both of his episodes to be quite average, although "Nightmare in Silver" was probably the better one. Still, I'd be happy to see him make a return.
3 hours ago on Neil Gaiman on Hopes for Capaldi Episode
Am I the only one who feels like we need a War Doctor one now to finish off the set?
8 hours, 35 minutes ago on Lights Out Review
You know what the strangest part of this episode was? The fact that it explored the Doctor's character a whole lot by sidelining him and focussing on Clara. And somehow, it worked.
2 days, 15 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
I could just about forgive them for it altering between episodes, like how it was short in episode 2, long in 3 and then short in 4 again, but it changing in a single episode was more than a little irritating.
I see lions and tigers, but no bears. Oh my.
2 days, 15 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Promo Pics
Knowing Doctor Who's history with child actors, this episode could either be an utter train wreck or absolutely superb. Honestly though, 90% of the child actors the show has had have been brilliant. It's just a shame that people only seem to remember the other 10%. I for one am always happy to see an episode with kids in it. After all, kids do make up an enormous portion of the audience, so it seems only natural that the show should chuck a few in every now and then.
And then fan-fiction went crazy.
Knowing Capaldi, "befriending a child" will be "begrudgingly letting the child follow him around as long as she promises not to talk" and "amusing banter" will be "crushing the child's hopes and dreams, almost killing them and ultimately destroying their belief in Santa".
Ace was 16 and Rose was 19. As is often the case, they were younger than the actors who played them.
Not only was she a brilliant part of a make or break season of the show, but the way she reprised her character, but as a villain for Big Finish was truly supberb. Her time on "Gallifrey" is probably my favourite era of the series. She may have only had a small role in the grand scheme of things, but it was one of the biggest small roles in the franchise's history. RIP, you will be missed.
3 days, 9 hours ago on R.I.P. Lynda Bellingham
I wish that this had been a rubbish episode so I could make jokes about the "two dimensional" characters and the plot falling "flat". Unfortunately though, it was yet another good one. Not quite as good as last week's, but still really good.
3 days, 14 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
That's what I love about Doctor Who DVDs, they're just about the only thing we get here in R4 before you guys in R1. Often we get it months after, like that darn Arrow series 2, which you guys already have and we don't get until December.
5 days, 23 hours ago on The Complete Eighth Series DVD Extras
No minisodes? And speaking is which, what happened to the prequels this year? I love me some prequels and minisodes.
So in which episode do we finally find out he's the Master in disguise?
5 days, 23 hours ago on Anderson on Series 8 Finale, Danny Future
A brilliant article. Well done. Always good to see a bit of culture in this otherwise cestpool of Moffat haters and lame jokes. (That was a joke people. Please don't kill me.) It's interesting to note that all of the episodes you discussed are usually ranked amongst the shows best. Just goes to show that Doctor Who fans are art lovers, even if they don't realise it.
6 days, 17 hours ago on The Girl Who Painted: Artistic Themes in Doctor Who
Now I can't help but imagine the Cybermen emerging from the sewers with Black Sabbath and AC/DC blurting out at full blast.
And I think that it just might be the greatest thing I've ever imagined.
1 week ago on Dark Water Official Synopsis
My only issue with these new Cybermen is that they are too strong. I mean, last time the Doctor had to blow up an entire planet to defeat them. What's he going to do now, especially now that they're on Earth.
As much as I love Rose, I don't think she should return. The Moment was a nice addition to the 50th, but I think that's where her story should end. Each time she returns, I feel as if it compromises her ending a little, so leave it as it is. Although her impact on the show was enormous and she helped make it the success it is today, her time has finished, let's look to the future.
1 week, 1 day ago on Piper Praises Capaldi, Unsure on Another Return
Um, so... Doctor in Distress. Never has a song made me lose faith in an entire decade.
1 week, 1 day ago on Who Tunes: Ranking the Lyrical Songs of Doctor Who
I respect your opinion, but as a person who thought it was a great end to the character, I'd be curious to know what you didn't like about it.
I thought his regeneration was utterly brilliant. Easily the best regeneration ever and one of the best moments of Ten's era. It was emotional and a worthy ending to my favourite Doctor. That's just my opinion though.
Forget a mention, it deserves an entire article.
1 week, 2 days ago on Who Tunes: Ranking the Lyrical Songs of Doctor Who
Ten's regeneration had detriments? I must have missed them.
I agree 100% with this list. It's great that you rememberd "Children of Tomorrow". It would've been nice to see "Gallifreyan Bucaneer" from "Doctor Who and the Pirates" on here though.
Reading through these comments, I feel as if a lot of people don't understand the difference between the Doctor making the wrong choice and the Doctor being a jerk. Just because he was such a jerk about it, doesn't mean he was automatically in the wrong. I agree with his actions, but I don't agree with how much of a jerk he was.
1 week, 2 days ago on Kill the Moon: Who Was Right? Thoughts & Your Vote
These images don't tell us anything that we didn't already know, and what we already know is next to nothing. We're basically going into these next few episodes blind, so that should be interesting.
1 week, 2 days ago on Flatline Promo Pics
I agree with the results, but am suprised. Reading the comments during the voting, it seemed like 90% of people were voting Clara. I guess none of the people voting Doctor commented.
1 week, 3 days ago on Kill the Moon: Who Was Right? Thoughts & Your Vote
Dark Eyes 3 is out this month from Big Finish, that'll be why.
1 week, 3 days ago on DWM #479: Heaven or Hell?
It'd be cool if this was on the series 8 soundtrack. It's always cool to get actual singers on the Who soundtrack, like when Neil Hannon of the Divine Comedy (one of my favourite bands ever) was on the series 1 & 2 soundtrack.
1 week, 3 days ago on Foxes ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ Full Song (Featuring New Series 8 Clips)
Not bad. Not bad at all. Although the sound from the clips sort of wrecks the song a little.
Am I the only one who thinks we need a good old 'trailer' breakdown for the new clips?
So I thought this episode was utterly brilliant, but I still don't understand why the BBC decided to keep Clara's involvement a secret. I mean, what did they gain at all?
1 week, 3 days ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Review
Whether or not he was the Master, there did seem to be more to him than he was letting on, especially in his earlier scenes.
1 week, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express
I was intrigued by the title of this episode when I first heard it, and have been looking forward to it ever since. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect of it, but it turned out to be brilliant. Best episode of the series so far, and given the stand out quality of series 8, that's saying something. It didn't quite have that 10/10 wow factor, but other than that, I can't find fault with it. 9/10.
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1 week, 6 days ago on Poll: Lights On or Lights Off?
Be proud, it means you have more of a life than me. Some of these characters are really obscure and I shouldn't know who they are. P.S. I love your icon and name. Browncoats for the win!
1 week, 6 days ago on Is Courtney Woods a Companion?
The thing to remember about timelines in Who is that some writers prefer to think of things like the audios and the books and stuff as existing in separate continuities to one another and actively try and show that, while other writers try their utmost to shove it all into one continuity, causing many contradictions. It's a bit of a mess.
I'm not fully convinced if I see them as canon, considering they were implied to be nothing but a dream during the Eighth Doctor's run.
I like to think that a companion isn't a companion of the Doctor, but a companion of both the Doctor and the TARDIS.
There's two reasons I skipped Cinder. One, because I'm yet to read that book, and two, because from what I understand she's only a one-off companion, and they don't count in my mind.
Hey, just because I don't like Artie and Angie as characters, doesn't mean they're not companions.
I agree that Fitting everyone from Izzy to C'Rizz into that gap is more than a little problematic, but it's the best I can do when the 8th Doctor's era is such a jumble.
I for one don't count Grace as a companion, but that's just me.
That would mean that Clara isn't a companion as she doesn't live in the TARDIS.
My mistake. Oliver Harper should actually go between Sara Kingdom and Dodo Chaplet.
The story she was in "The Daleks' Masterplan" was a 12 part story with almost every episode being set in a new time or planet, so despite being in only one story, she actually went on several adventures with the Doctor, even more if you listen to the Big Finish stuff.
Just because I am literally that bored, here's a list of people that I consider companions in rough chronological order:
- Susan Foreman
- Ian Chesterton
- Barbara Wright
- Vicki Pallister
- Steven Taylor
- Bobby Zierath
- Oliver Harper
- Sara Kingdom
- Dodo Chaplet
- Ben Jackson
- Polly Wright
- Jamie McCrimmon
- Victoria Waterfield
- Zoe Heriot
- Liz Shaw
- The Brigadier
- John Benton
- Mike Yates
- Jo Grant
- Joshua Douglas
- Sarah Jane Smith
- Jeremy Fitzoliver
- Harry Sullivan
- K9 Mk I, II & III
- Fenella Wibbsey
- Oliver Day
- Sharon Davies
- Tegan Jovanka
- Robert McIntosh
- Thomas Brewster
- Vislor Turlough
- Angus Goodman
- Peri Brown
- Grant Markham
- Emily Chaudhry
- Will Hoffman
- Evelyn Smythe
- Jamie McCrimmon (clone)
- Flip Jackson
- Henry Gordon Jago
- George Litefoot
- Melanie Bush
- Raine Creevy
- Sally Morgan
- Lysandra Aristedes
- Bernice Summerfield
- Chris Cwej
- Roz Forrester
- Catherine Broome
- Elizabeth Klein
- Will Arrowsmith
- Ly Chee
- The Tramp
- Sam Jones
- Stacey Townsend
- Izzy Sinclair
- Frey Truscott-Sade
- Gemma Griffin
- Samson Griffin
- Mary Shelley
- Charlotte Pollard
- Fitz Kreiner
- Anji Kapoor
- Trix MacMillan
- Lucie Miller
- Tasmin Drew
- Molly O’Sullivan
- Liv Chenka
- Rose Tyler
- Adam Mitchell
- Jack Harkness
- Mickey Smith
- Jackie Tyler
- Martha Jones
- Donna Noble
- Emily Winter
- Matthew Finnegan
- Heather McCrimmon
- Wolfie Ryter
- Gabby Gonzalez
- Wilfred Mott
- Amy Pond
- River Song
- Rory Williams
- Kazran Sardick
- Abigail Pettigrew
- Decky Flamboon
- Alice Obiefune
- John Jones
- Clara Oswald
- Angie Maitland
- Artie Maitland
- Courtney Woods
- Guinevere Winchester
Oh, and I count Wilfred Mott as a companion for two reasons. One, because he was a recurring character before becoming a one-off and two, because I very well couldn't call him my favourite companion of all time if he weren't a companion now, could I?
2 weeks ago on Is Courtney Woods a Companion?
I like this idea. I may start using it myself. Thank you.
I think Courtney is a companion. I tend to count pretty much anyone as a companion. There are a few exceptions though, such as one-off companions. I still count Sara Kingdom as a companion because she travelled in the TARDIS to many different worlds and times in what is arguably the longest story in the show's history. I don't count characters like Craig of the Paternoster Gang as I'd refer to them as allies instead of companions. I tend to count the old UNIT trilogy (the Brig, Yates and Benton) as companions because they all filled that role at some point, whether on screen or not. It's funny that you mentioned Yates not fitting the criteria for a companion on screen, because in the audio stories he was a proper companion of the Fourth Doctor, making him the easiest of the three to define as a companion, but that's only if you count all that stuff to be canon. I also count River as a companion because she fits almost all of the criteria for one in my mind. And this is a scary thought, but I think I even count the Argie and Angie as companions. And just because I don't even know why, I count Jackie Tyler as a companion to.
I guess what I'm saying is that I have a list in my head of who is a companion and who isn't, but I still don't know what makes a companion, and I guess that's what you were saying, making this entire comment pointless and really just a waste of 90 seconds that anyone reading this could have used more productively instead of wasting it as they will have done if they're reading this sentence.