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It's interesting. There's been many Doctor Who episodes that have had fans worried, most noticeably "The Name of the Doctor" and the fear that we would learn the Doctor's name and it would ruin the show. This is an entirely different kind of worry though.
4 hours, 37 minutes ago on The Dangers of Heaven
Mostly. Some bits are undoubtedly metaphorical, but I believe the vast majority is as written. I believe Moses parted the red sea, Jonah was eaten by a big fish and Jesus rose from the dead, etc.
4 hours, 41 minutes ago on The Dangers of Heaven
Just a note, I've been planning to do a 'Religion in Who' article for quite a while, but decided to put it off to see how this Heaven arc will play out. It'll hopefully be done within a week of the finale airing. I'm just calling it now as I expect other people to have similar ideas in the coming weeks depending on how these next couple of episodes go. Thanks.
8 hours, 54 minutes ago on Write for Doctor Who TV
I just want to say that, as a Christian, I would have no major concern with it challenging the Christian understanding of life after death, but I do know people who would (and will) be switching off as soon as there's any contradiction to the Bible. Hopefully Moffat knows what he's doing. There's actually a huge Christian Who following, so hopefully they won't go offending them all.
9 hours, 1 minute ago on The Dangers of Heaven
I was a bit worried when I saw this article as I've been planning to do a 'Religion in Who' article for quite a while yet, but decided to hold off until this series finished so I could include the Heaven arc. I was worried you'd done it when I saw this, but you didn't really cover anything I planned to, so that's cool. Good article though. Well done.
9 hours, 4 minutes ago on The Dangers of Heaven
Perhaps in hindsight, 'sure' and 'Moffat' aren't two terms that should be used be in any relation to one another.
1 day, 14 hours ago on Dark Water Advance Preview
Mwahaha! It's Thursday here in Australia! But we don't get the show 'til Sunday, so that doesn't really make any difference.
An evil, extra-dimensional alien probably placed its conciousness into a crazy bitey lady and ate the remains. That's why you should always keep an eye on your TARDIS. Time Lord 101.
I think I was in a very small minority of people who didn't really think Missy was anyone big. While everyone was like, she's a future Clara, she's River's Valeyard, she's the Rani, I was just thinking she was Missy, nothing more, nothing less. A new character with no great revelations. Now I'm not so sure...
I opened the site in a different browser and saw it. Now I get what everyone's talking about. Thanks.
And just say that, theoretically, one didn't know what that meant.
I don't understand all this talk about "Missy Who TV" I keep reading. What's going on? Did I miss something?
I'd argue that he never made bow ties and tweed cool again, but that's why we love him.
3 days, 2 hours ago on Happy Birthday, Matt Smith!
You know, before seeing these images, I was thoroughly confused about what was going on in this episode. Having now seen these images, I realise that I wasn't even close to confused. Now this, this is confusion.
3 days, 10 hours ago on Dark Water Promo Pics
I liked Mercy. Asylum wasn't too bad either. Dinosaurs and Power were pretty bland. Angels was absolutely atrocious and one of the worst stories in the show's history in my opinion.
3 days, 11 hours ago on Why I Love… Nightmare in Silver
I agree 100% with everything you said. "Nightmare in Silver" isn't one of my all time favourites, but I think it's way better than people give it credit for. I think it's sad that the only thing people remember this one for is the annoying kids, it was a great story. I think the entire series 7b is better than people give it credit for. I loved all the stories in it, but "Nightmare in Silver" was one of its best, next to only "The Name of the Doctor". 7a though, let's pretend that never happened.
3 days, 12 hours ago on Why I Love… Nightmare in Silver
5 days, 7 hours ago on Next Time: Dark Water
This was easily the weakest episode of the series, but given the high quality of all the episodes this year, that not entirely bad. There wasn't really anything bad about it, but there wasn't anything great either. It was pretty average through and through. 5/10.
5 days, 7 hours ago on Rate & Discuss In the Forest of the Night
Actually, most Doctor Who fans I know in person seem to say the same thing. It's just that none of them are on these sorts of sites. They all have better things to do than sit around talking to strangers about a random writer from a random TV show. I can't imagine what would be better than that though.
1 week ago on Neil Gaiman on Hopes for Capaldi Episode
I'm think he has the potential to pump out something great. I've read some of his Sandman comic series and, while very very bizarre, it's usually really good.
It's fun watching Doctor Who with kids. I watch it with my little brother and it gives the show a whole new perspective, which is pretty cool.
1 week ago on Who is the Twelfth Doctor?
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.
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.
Am I the only one who feels like we need a War Doctor one now to finish off the set?
1 week 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.
1 week, 3 days 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.
1 week, 3 days 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.
1 week, 3 days 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.
1 week, 4 days 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.
1 week, 6 days 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?
1 week, 6 days 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.
2 weeks 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.
2 weeks 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.
2 weeks, 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.
2 weeks, 2 days 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.
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.
2 weeks, 3 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.
2 weeks, 3 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.
Dark Eyes 3 is out this month from Big Finish, that'll be why.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on DWM #479: Heaven or Hell?