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This would have been so great!
Apparently there were plans for the two to record a series for Big Finish as well, but alas it never was.
6 hours, 6 minutes ago on Tom Baker Reunion with Sarah Jane Was Planned
I don't know. I just don't know.
1 day, 8 hours ago on Tom Baker Would Consider Returning Again
He's now allowed to say stuff like this. When he was on the show it's all "everything's great", but now that he's moved on he can give his honest opinion.
3 days, 3 hours ago on Smith: The best storytelling was in Series 5
I would argue that the audios gets way more attention than the comics. Where was Doctor Who TV when it was announced that IDW had lost its licence to publish Doctor Who comics, or when fans were shocked with the surprise return of Ian and Barbara in Doctor Who Magazine? I think the comics are easily the most looked over section of the franchise.
3 days, 15 hours ago on Beyond the TV Series: Audio Arcs
Keep an eye on Big Finish's website. They often do flash sales where certain ranges are reduced to dirt cheap. I bought the entire EDAs on sale. They usually do one every weekend, although not all of them are for Doctor Who. Right now they've got one on where they've discounted selected ones with big name stars in them (like Benedict Cumberbatch), but they also have ones where they reduce the prices of entire ranges.
Were you planning on doing one about the various spin-off ranges? If not, I'd be more than happy to give it a crack. I've already written one about the 8th Doctor audios which was published a couple of months ago and was thinking about doing one about the spin-offs, but didn't want to go treading into your territory because you're doing such a brilliant job with it all.
3 days, 16 hours ago on Beyond the TV Series: Audio Arcs
Actually, that's probably a good idea because after Charlie leaves the 8th Doctor, she becomes a companion of the 6th Doctor, as mentioned in this article. If you'd listened to her stories with Sixy first, they probably would have made a lot less sense because you would have basically been listening to Charlie's story backwards. I think that, as long as you listen to individual arcs in order, you should be fine. Just be wary of multi-Doctor arcs like The Burning Prince trilogy and the (unmentioned here) Excelis saga, which also includes a story that features no Doctors, but instead features Bernice Summerfield.
Davison's era is easily my favourite classic era. I've always felt that it doesn't get the credit it deserves though. I suppose the main issue with it is that, for every mind blowingly brilliant story that it had, there was also a fairly dull story, and it seems to be the dull ones with the poor special effects that are usually associated with his era. Happy birthday Mr. Davison.
3 days, 16 hours ago on Happy Birthday, Peter Davison!
Is it to early for me to dibbs doing Big Finish's "The Worlds of Doctor Who" review when it comes out later in the year?
3 days, 17 hours ago on Beyond the TV Series: Audio Arcs
Another great instalment. You missed Excelis, but good job none the less. I'm glad to see that Big Finish is getting more and more of a presence on this sight.
I really do not know. "Closing Time" was pretty meh, but the rest are all brilliant. I think that, for the first time in Doctor Who TV history, I'm going to skip this poll just because I can't decide which one to choose.
1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 12
I've only seen him on an episode of QI, so I can't really judge his acting skills. Still, he certainly looks menacing.
1 week, 1 day ago on Ben Miller Cast as Villain in Series 8
It was a close one between "The God Complex" and "The Crimson 'Orror", but I think the former just pulled out in front. It definetly has one of the show's more original plot lines, which can be said for a few other of these episodes as well, most noticeably "Turn Left", which is a comfortable third in my mind.
1 week, 1 day ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 11
Sometimes I wonder why they even bother to nominate other shows. Doctor Who all the way! Mind you... Sherlock.
1 week, 2 days ago on Vote The Day of the Doctor for BAFTA TV Award
Curiouser and curioiser...
1 week, 4 days ago on Why Does the TARDIS Dislike Clara? Moffat Teases Answers
Wow, I'm surprised that 'Midnight' is so popular. I know it's good, but I never would have picked it as number one from this list. It might just win this one.
1 week, 4 days ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 10
Are we really up to episode 10 already? At first I thought that this would be a hard choice as all the episodes on the list are brilliant, with the exception of the episode which shall remain nameless, the one that starts with an 'L' and ends with an 'ove and Monsters'.
Then I noticed 'Vincent and the Doctor' and the choice suddenly became a lot easier. Definetly one of the shows greatest episodes. I wasn't super keen on it when I first saw it, but it's since grown to become one of the show's all time best in my mind. It's so beautifully written and I can't find a thing wrong with it. One of only two episodes to get a 10/10 from me in the resent Matt Smith poll (the other being the 50th).
"Are you my mummy?"
1 week, 5 days ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 9
It wouldn't surprise me if there was a meta-physical Doctor who spoke to Moffat. He comes and visits him every night and only he can see him. Being executive producer of Doctor Who is a stressful job, you never know what it'll do to you.
1 week, 6 days ago on Moffat Explains Doctor’s Timey Tomb
A bit of a weak explanation. I always assumed that that was the Doctor's tomb in a timeline where the Time Lords were destroyed, but the whole thing with Day of the Doctor created a new timeline as the Time Lords were now there to help the Doctor survive by giving him a new cycle of regenerations. I realise that this isn't a perfect explanation either (why would the Doctor have gone to Trenzalore in the original timeline if the Time Lords weren't there to summon him), but it's the best I've got.
Nurse! Nurse! His out of bed again!
1 week, 6 days ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 8
Now you've gone and jinxed it.
There's a few good choices here. I mean, "Let's Kill Hitler" should be taken out back and shot, but the rest are all pretty good. I'm voting for "Cold War" simply because I feel it's an underapreciated classic and needs all the help it can get.
It's interesting how we're getting so many experienced Who writers this year. Maybe Moffat thought that would be easier with the new Doctor, that way they can just focus in establishing him and not try and juggle that with a panic attack over figuring out how to write for the show. Hopefully next year we'll get a bit of new blood, that's always interesting.
1 week, 6 days ago on Series 8: Episode 3 & 6 Writers & Guest Stars
Your optimism is inspiring.
They'll probably show one at ComiCon, then all the really impatient people will start complaining about how unfair it is that the rest of us didn't get one, like last year with the 50th.
Maybe they wanted a lighter episode. You can't just have dark dark dark, you need some sort of a breaks every now and then. I wouldn't say that his writing is repulsive, but all of his stories have been pretty average.
The only British actors that I know are the ones that have been in Doctor Who, but still good to hear a bit of casting news.
2 weeks ago on Series 8: Da Vinci’s Demons’ Tom Riley Cast
Wow. Reading through the comments, this one has caused the greatest divide opinion yet.
2 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 7
This was the hardest one yet. I ended up going for "A Good Man Goes Too War", but "Rings" and "Unicorn" were both very close. I think I chose "Good Man" because that one instantly blew me away when I saw it, where as the other two were pretty average at first, but grew over time as I rewatched them.
I know what they mean, I just don't understand the connection.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on DWM #472: Paul McGann
I don't want two regular TV Doctors, but a web series could work actually.
So you could say that they built this 12th Doctor? They built this 12th Doctor on rock 'n' roll? Yes, built this 12th Doctor. Moffat built this 12ty Doctor on ROCK 'N' ROLLLLLLLL!
The Rani can still return, it just sadly can't be with Kate O'Mara reprising the role. There's not many actresses who could follow on from her though.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Kate O’Mara: An Appreciation
I agree. I didn't like the character or either of the stories she was in, but her acting was brilliant and she pushed the writing to its very limits. Truly one of the shows greatest actresses and a truly great loss to the acting world.
Wow that was great. I've never been all that fond of the Rani as a character, but Kate O'Mara's performance and dedication to the show was truly legendary and she will be missed.
It's only a shame she never did a Big Finish audio.
And hopefully he brings the Master back with him. Dark Eyes 3!
"Regeneration Energy! It's like he had a giant electric guitar!"
None of these are amazing episodes in my opinion, but they're still all pretty good. I think "Dalek" is the best of the lot, plus it was the first episode of the revived series that I ever saw, so it gets my vote.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 6
I was never a big fan of the Rani. I never really liked the character, but Kate O'Mara still did a brilliant job with the character and proved her self to be an important part of the Who family even after only two appearances.
As for Derek Martinus, he directed some of the shows most iconic stories. "Spearhead from Space" in particular was a brilliant story. The fact that it was the only classic episode filmed entirely on film makes it extra special, not to mention it was the fist colour episode. It is sad that the man who crafted these stories is no longer with us. He was certainly one of classic Who's most skilled directors.
R.I.P. Two of the Who's family's most important people. You will be deeply missed.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Obituaries: Kate O’Mara, Derek Martinus
I personally prefer season 1-2, but Children of Earth was still none the less brilliant. The real monsters being the humans was a truly terrifying concept and one that was just perfect for Torchwood to explore. It's just a shame that Miricle Day couldn't maintain the same level of brilliance. Hopefully if there is another season, Torchwood will return on top form.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Torchwood Children of Earth: In Perspective
I agree with everything you said. While it may not have been my favourite Smith era episode, it was certainly the perfect summary of his era. Moffat almost flawlessly condensed everything that had made the last four years great into one brilliant special. Now bring on the Capaldi era.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Why “Time” was the Perfect Summary of Smith’s Era
The resemblance between father and son is really uncanny. If he just had more hair he could be his father. Excited for Gotham.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Sean Pertwee: My father was very fond of Capaldi
Play Kingdom Hearts. That's what a Doctor Who game should be.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on How a Doctor Who Game CAN Work
This was hard. I voted for "Flesh and Stone", but they were all pretty close in my mind. Exept for "The Angels Take Manhatten". How I hate that episode.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 5
I think a story arc would be the way to go. I don't want a spin-off or movie series. Two Doctor Who television series running at once would be to confusing. And if they made a movie, I'd want it to either use the current Doctor, or be a seperated continuity all together.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on How To Bring Back McGann
I feel with Gatiss that "The Unquiet Dead" was pretty average, then everything from "The Idiot's Lantern" to "Night Terrors" were some of the worst new series episodes ever written, then his most recent two for series 7 as well as "An Adventure in Space and Time" were all absolutely brilliant. As long as it's like his recent stuff, I'm happy about this. I used to dismiss his episodes as terrible before even seeing them, but recently he's shown me that he is cabable of writing some good stories. If you can write two more great ones Mr. Gatiss, then you might just win me over yet.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Gatiss Confirms Two Capaldi Eps, Hints at Jane Austen Story
I wonder if well get a 10th anniversary special. I hope so. Nothing fancy like the 50th, but a bit of acknowledgement wouldn't hurt.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Celebrate 9 Years Since Doctor Who’s Revival
You never mentioned it, but "A Town Called Mercy" gets my vote. It's probably the only one on the list that's a 'good' episode. All the rest are pretty average, and "Victory of the Daleks" is just aweful. Keep them coming. This is an interesting and unique series.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 3