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No surprises here. Not saying I agree with them all ("Deep Breath" was better than "The Eleventh Hour" without a doubt), but not really surprising results.
2 hours, 30 minutes ago on Your Verdict on Deep Breath
I'm still really hoping this new opening will grow on me, because at the moment I don't like it. Still, good on him for taking the step from being a fan to actually working on the show.
2 hours, 33 minutes ago on Interview: Billy Hanshaw on Series 8′s Title Sequence
Not the best episode of all time, but enjoyable enough. Definitely no "Waters of Mars". We certainly got to see Capaldi's Doctor get a little more fleshed out and Clara got a few good bits as well. Danny Pink is looking interesting to, although it did feel a little weird spending all that time developing his character in the opening act before dropping him from it all but entirely. My main problem was that the plot felt a little predictable. I'd kind of guessed what was going to happen fairly early on, but it was still entertaining. All in all though, I still preferred "Ayslum of the Daleks", but this one was still not bad. I give it a 7/10.
1 day, 18 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
That'd be it. Thanks.
2 days, 10 hours ago on Into the Dalek – 12 Hints & Teasers
That's what Davros does best though. Rolls around spouting cool dialogue.
I wonder what 'lasagne' means? Given that, I wonder what 'sister' meant from the last set of teasers.
I've heard people say that this one could be Capaldi's "Blink". Should be good.
3 days ago on Listen BBC Synopsis
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3 days, 10 hours ago on Examining Series 8′s New Title Sequence
I'm sorry, but were we even watching the same opening? It could be because I've only seen it twice, but I hated it. I mean, it might yet grow on me, but for the moment I just think it's awful. I mean the visuals themselves aren't too bad. There's been worse, but I even preferred series 7b's to this one. And then there's the new theme arrangement. It is in my opinion, the worst arrangement in the shows 50 long years on this Earth. I honestly don't know what Moffat was thinking with this. I usually really enjoy a new opening, but after this one I needed a second to recover. I used to get annoyed about Moffat constantly changing the opening, but now a new change can't come soon enough. I know I might sound like Mr. Negative, but I cannot understand what you see in this. Still, each to his own I suppose.
You're right. It is hard to give an answer without knowing where the episode's going. That's why I tried to think back to when I first saw "The Eleventh Hour" to give an honest opinion.
4 days, 2 hours ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath
The side of the post regenerative crisis that they chose not to show us on screen.
Funny, because I more or less felt the complete opposite.
I see where he's coming from though. While there was chemistry, the writing explored it very little. That was really the only part of the episode where we got any interaction between them. I think "The Eleventh Hour" spent much longer dealing with 11 and Amy's relationship and let a lot more chemistry develop between them. That's actually probably the only thing I would argue that "The Eleventh Hour" did better in than "Deep Breath".
That picture looks like Capaldi's trying really hard to go to the bathroom, while Smith looks on with an unsettling amount of interest.
I think it's for best introduction of a new Doctor, all things considered.
I think my vote will have to go to "Deep Breath". It was a good episode, while "The a Eleventh Hour" was only an average episode in my mind. I felt that "Deep Breath" introduced the Doctor much better as, even though we still don't really know him, it only took Capaldi this episode to become the Doctor in my eyes. It wasn't until about "The Time of Angels" that Smith really felt like the Doctor. And the plot was more entertaining in "Deep Breath". I mean, "The Eleventh Hour" was entertaining, especially to begin with when Amy was introduced, but the plot didn't really feel that strong and memorable to me. "Deep Breath" was more or less entertaining all the way through.
4 days, 3 hours ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath
Agree with you 100%.
You... But... I... You are brilliant. And I mean that from the bottom of my hearts.
4 days, 10 hours ago on Ferdinando on the Possible Return of Half-Face
Well then I count this as a win.
Well then you'd better take a Deep Breath and Strax yourself in, because there's bound to be plenty more coming your way.
Wait, wait, I got another one. It'd be great to see what makes him tick. Ha! These clockwork droid puns write themselves.
He did a great job. I really felt like he was a robot under all that stolen skin. I'd be more than happy to see him make a return. Hopefully he can get fleshed out a bit (no pun intended (is that even really a pun (you know what I mean anyway, flesh, yeah))) because he remained pretty underdeveloped in the story. This wasn't necessarily a bad thing, but it'd be cool to see the character return more fleshed (tee-hee) out.
Great article. Clara really did get some great scenes in this one. Hopefully they keep it up as the series progresses.
5 days, 2 hours ago on Deep Breath: The Very Best of Clara Oswald
I initially read "I mean her race has bigger JUGS". I... uh... um... I should get my mind out of the gutter.
5 days, 17 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
While I agree that Gatiss' portrayal of the couple was probably the best, I disagree that the homosexual side of their relationship is always stretched. Sure, it has been occasionally, but for the most part no. If anything's been stressed, it's the interspecies part, and even that's never been a big part of it.
In regards to the comments above, I want to apologise for any offence I may have caused anyone. I was simply saying that regardless of opinions on the subject of homosexuality, we should all still all get along. I never intended to try and offend anyone with different views as myself (which is unsurprisingly most people on here) and I never expected it to be anything more than a trivial thing, but now seeing how much people have been offended by it, I want to sincerely apologise. I cannot and will not change my views on the matter, and if you have an issue with that then I am sorry, but we are all entitled to our own opinions. I never meant to shoot down anyone else's opinions, simply to add my own into the mix. If you are truly passionate in your opinions and views on homosexuality, then I applaud you for your beliefs, even if I don't agree with them. Perhaps I let the whole thing go too far, and if you see it that way then I am sorry, but we all have our own opinions on the matter. I am truly sorry that my views don't align with everyone else's and I'm sorry if I implied that anyone's lifestyle (for lack of a better word) is wrong. I never meant to offend anyone, and I feel really guilty that I did. Can we just put this all behind us and start a fresh?
Exactly, look at John Barrowman. He's awesome and gay. I also try not to make a big deal out of it myself. I disagree with homosexuality, but I don't try to make it a big deal. In fact, my original comment was aiming to criticise the writing of the article, not the content.
5 days, 22 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
I'm sorry if I offended you, I really am. I wasn't trying to offend you or your views, just express mine, but maybe we should end it here before things go any further. I just hope we can clean the slate and go back to using this site for what it's for, discussing Doctor Who with other passionate fans in future. Once again I am sorry for anything I may have said to offend you.
I really tried not to go here, I really tried, but at the risk of sounding like a closed minded idiot, it all goes back to the Bible. And don't bother referencing the link in this article. If she interprets the Bible to say that homosexuality is fine, then who am I to argue? It's just how I've interpreted the Bible and it's really just a personal thing between me and God. I'm sincerely sorry that we can't see eye to eye on this, but that's just the way it is.
Agreed. I've intentionally tried to steer clear of the word wherever possible because it's not really what I'm trying to express. I have gay friends. Do you think I simply tolerate them? No, if I just tolerated them, I would hardly call them friends would I?
Okay, now that's just insulting. I'm just trying to say that just because I disagree with people's views on homosexuality, doesn't mean I hate them. On this website, we all have different opinions on what episodes of Doctor Who are good and which one's are bad. Just because we have these different opinions, doesn't mean we all think any less of each other does it? I disagree with your views on homosexuality, but it doesn't mean we can't get along. I know this might sound cheesy, but can't we just stop putting so much emphasis on what our opinions and beliefs are and just get along?
Sorry, yes, I did say it was extreme. I wasn't saying anything against homosexuality, just the way he presented his argument. If you interpreted it that way (and I guess it can be easily interpreted that way in hindsight), I'm sincerely sorry and will delete the comment.
Yes, thank you. Someone finally gets it. Just because I'm against homosexuality, doesn't mean I can't get along with someone who's gay. We have different views and opinion, so what?
That's where the real issue lies.
Not to me. I don't know if "acceptable" is the right word. In my opinion, homosexuality is wrong, but we should still be accepting of anyone no matter their sexuality, if that makes sense. Just because I disagree with an aspect of someone, doesn't mean I disagree with them as a person. I think this view needs to be shared more. You don't need someone to agree your views and opinions, just to teach them to be accepting of it.
5 days, 23 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
No, I acknowledge 100% that this exists and it's a big issue, and I think something big needs to be done about it. I say without hesitation that the "anti-LGBT" community really needs to do something about this abuse that's going on. What I don't agree with is teaching that homosexuality is acceptable is the only way to get rid of this.
What I'm trying to say is that as a "homophobe", I don't doubt the existence of the abuse experienced by homosexuals by people with similar (although warped) views as mine. The same goes for most other people against LGBT. People seem to think we either ignore it or don't see it as an issue. I want to make it clear that this is not true.
I'm against LGBT, but I'm also against the abuse of people due to their sexuality. That's really the point I'm trying to make. I know that showing anti-LGBT views will always breed violence and abuse, and that's something that needs to be addressed. The issue is that the only people against LGBT that speak up or are represented in the media are the ones who think all gays should drop dead, and this is what's causing this view to become so prominent. We should be able to teach that homosexuality is not okay while also teaching that abuse against them is unacceptable. This isn't an issue with the pro-LGBT community, but with the anti-LGBT community that needs to be properly addressed. I doubt that we'll ever reach a point where pro-gays and anti-gays can live in perfect harmony, but we can try.
Well I'm homophobic and I'd never even consider harming somebody for being homosexual, or even think less of them. I know plenty of gay people and I'd still consider them friends. I agree that abusing or discriminating againt someone based on their sexuality (or anything else for that matter) is wrong. That's why I hate the term "homophobic". It encompasses people who are against LGBT, but really don't see it as an issue, and then there's people who want to go round up all gays and shoot them. The later view is intolerable, the former isn't in my opinion. I'm not trying to say that this kiss was bad, I think it's a great way to increase toleration (for lack of a better word) towards the LGBT community, but the fact that it suggests (in my mind anyway) that being against homosexuality is wrong seems very closed minded to me.
I acknowledge that homosexuals can and are harmed or even killed, and that's atrocious and should not happen to anyone regardless of their sexuality, but that still doesn't instantly make it the correct view. There's a difference between teaching kids that homosexuality's not okay, and teaching kids that we should go out and kill all gays.
Wow, this is actually the first mention I've seen anywhere to this kiss.
You did seem a bit hypocriticle though. You stated that saying (and I'm paraphrasing here) "having homosexual themes on TV is wrong because it makes homosexuality tolerable" is an intolerable viewpoint, but then said that we shouldn't have anti-gay themes on TV because it makes homophobia tolerable. What makes one opinion right and the other opinion wrong?
And while you aknowledge that homophobic views exist, you basically just say that we should ignore them because they're wrong and closed minded. To me, this sounds just as closed minded.
I applaud you for writing so passionately about something close to your heart, but I don't really agree with everything you said.
6 days, 1 hour ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
I'm really happy that they've announced they're going to simulcast it every week in Australia. I can't watch it during its evening showing, but I can record the early morning showing and watch that. Otherwise I'd have to watch it more than a day later than the rest of the world, and with the internet, there's no way I could have time that long without seeing a spoiler. Sometimes it's annoying being ahead of the UK and America.
6 days, 3 hours ago on Deep Breath Record Overseas Ratings
The biggest thing I can praise about this episode is how quickly it got me to see Capaldi as the Doctor. It wasn't until "The Time of Angels" that Smith finally became the Doctor in my eyes, but Capaldi was almost there by the end of his first scene. I can't say it any more frankly, Capaldi is the Doctor. I know it's way too early to say at this stage, but I could see him overtaking Tennant as my all time favourite. Only time will tell...
6 days, 10 hours ago on Deep Breath Review
It's funny how everyone calls Missy "The Woman in the Shop". I mean, she probably is , but it'd be funny of it turned out she wasn't.
6 days, 19 hours ago on Whodunnit? The Fate of the Half-Face Man
I really want a story in which Strax has his loyalties challenged when the gang confront the Sontarans. Why has it not happened yet?
1 week ago on The Future of the Paternoster Gang
Funnily enough, the Clara theory did cross my mind, but I dismissed it very quickly. I usually try and avoid these speculations. Attempting to guess Moffat's plans is futile.
1 week, 1 day ago on Introducing Missy the “Gatekeeper”: Who is She?
I can't help but feel that it was just in there for the fangirls, but I'm not too fussed about it being there. It was a nice epilogue to Smith's era. Smith will always be just another Doctor to me, he didn't leave much of an impression, but I know he means a lot to a lot of fans out there and I'm sure they were excited by it. It was certainly something new and creative.
1 week, 1 day ago on Moffat on THAT Deep Breath Cameo
A brilliant episode. The second best post-regeneration story next to "Spearhead from Space" in my opinion, but only just. I liked the dark tone. It'll be interesting to see how much of it they try and maintain as the series goes on. The end was a bit odd and was obviously setting up a story arc, so I'll be interested to see where that goes. My only issue was the new opening, which I'm somewhat unsure about, especially with the music, but I'm sure it'll grow on me. Clara got a fair bit more development than usual, and Jenna Coleman was great with it all. The return of the clockwork droids was also a highlight. I never thought I'd see them again, but there they were and they were brilliant. And then there's Peter Capaldi who is, without a doubt, brilliant. I could easily see him becoming my favourite Doctor if he keeps it up (sorry Tennant). I liked the little nod to him recognising his face. That's exactly what I wanted. Nothing big, just a little comment about it. I can't wait to see what's next.
1 week, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
One other thing though, I wouldn't have put "An Unearthly Child" on the list. I agree with with where you put it though.
1 week, 2 days ago on Top Post-Regeneration Stories (11-6)
So far I agree with this 100%. I've not seen (or heard, or read) "Power of the Daleks", but I agree with the others. It'll be interesting to see how the next half of this article goes. I think "Spearhead from Space" deserves the top spot as it is one of the best episodes in the shows history in my opinion, but I know a lot of people probably prefer "The Eleventh Hour".