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15 hours, 51 minutes ago on Thoughts on Listen’s “Monster”
A scarf AND a bow tie? That's more fashion nostalgia than I can take.
1 day, 5 hours ago on Time Heist – 12 Hints & Teasers
An interesting idea, but the Doctor wasn't a child during the Time War. This was his 1st incarnation crying in the barn. He was up to his 8th incarnation by the time the war broke out.
1 day, 14 hours ago on Listen: Breaking the Time Lock?
Why are people getting so worked up over this? I don't care in the slightest. I didn't even notice the plot hole until I read other people's comments complaining about it. It's not that big of a deal. A good article still though, there were definetly some good theories.
Oh, I completely missed that. Thanks.
2 days ago on 2014 Christmas Special Guest Stars Confirmed: Frost, McMullen & Troughton
Is this guy just A Troughton, or is he one of THE Troughtons.
2 days, 1 hour ago on 2014 Christmas Special Guest Stars Confirmed: Frost, McMullen & Troughton
I know next to no British actors, so whenever they announce any casting I'm left scratching my head.
I'm an Aussie. The only British actors I've ever heard of are the ones who have been in Doctor Who. I did lie a bit though. I've heard of Nick Frost, but I've not seen any of his work.
A whole heap of actors I've never heard of, that's a change. (Note the sarcasm.)
Please, we all know that Jenna would make even that look good.
2 days, 15 hours ago on Kill The Moon BBC Synopsis
I've never disliked Steve Thompson's episodes, I've just found them to be a little average. This episode looks no different.
2 days, 16 hours ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review
Clearly what happens is that the Doctor tries to fix the crash-landed ship. He's doing some electrical work on some exposed cables. At that moment, Clara literally turns to him for help, but turns to fast and doesn't see the cables, giving her the shock of her life.
3 days ago on Kill The Moon BBC Synopsis
That's not hard.
Dark Eyes 3 can't come soon enough. Only two months to go.
3 days ago on Doctor Who: Philip Hinchcliffe Presents – Review
Another great review, as always. This boxset might be the one to finally get me into the Fourth Doctor audios. With so many ranges available from Big Finish, I've had to give the Fourth Doctor ones a miss at this stage. Luckily I'm almost finished the Lost Stories which should free up a space. I'm quite a fan of the Hinchcliffe era. I'm surprised to hear that you're not, but each to his own. I personally found that era to be the best of the Fourth Doctor. The rest of his era (with the odd exception) was pretty rubbish in my opinion.
That quote from Moffat really sums up what makes a good companion. Some writers (especially in the classic series) didn't get that, and they just became dull, two dimensional characters.
3 days, 14 hours ago on Open Discussion: Is There More to Clara Than We Think?
I can't wait. Hopefully it doesn't ruin series 8 for me, because I've rather enjoyed it so far.
3 days, 14 hours ago on DWM: Things will never be the same again after Kill the Moon
I just realised something about this story. We all know that Moffat has a knack for making trivial things terrifying. Gas masks, clocks, statues, shadows, wi-fi, etc. Well I think he's finally topped himself by making nothing scary. Who else but Moffat could take what is arguably nothing at all and make it utterly terrifying? Just one of the things that makes this episode great. If I ever believed that Moffat had lost his edge as a writer, this series and the "...of the Doctor" trilogy have put that thought to rest. Moffat's still got it.
4 days ago on 2nd Opinion: Listen
I really want to read a negative review if this story. I loved it, but a few people don't seem very keen on it at all. I'd be interested to see an unpopular opinion on it, just to know exactly what made it so terrible.
4 days, 1 hour ago on 2nd Opinion: Listen
I'm honestly not bothered by all the 'rules' that scene broke, it was a beautiful scene regardless and really made the episode for me.
4 days, 16 hours ago on Making Sense of Listen’s Gallifreyan Gallivant
I honestly don't know, nor do I massively care. I prefer to imagine though that there wasn't one. The idea of fear itself being the threat and creating a monster in the mind from things that could be explained rationally is just too interesting a concept to be ignored. Plus it's funny to think the Doctor spent all that time theorising and chasing after nothing.
5 days ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
And according to Doctor Who Extra, it was his first acting job ever. If this is what he's like with next to no experience, just imagine where he'll be in 20-30 years time. There's big things ahead for him.
5 days ago on Listen Review
This is one of the best reviews I've ever read. It actually made me appreciate the quality of this story even more than I already did. Series 8 has been just brilliant. There still haven't been any episodes that have blown me away (although this one was close, especially in that final act), but they've all been of a very high quality. Hopefully it'll continue throughout the rest of the series.
Well that was the longest I've ever gone between broadcast and actually watching the episode, but I finally saw it. Not the perfect episode that some people had made it out to be, but a good one none the less. The ending with the young Doctor and the War Doctor's archive footage cameo was great. 8/10
5 days, 6 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
Abslom Daak, the Dalek Killer. He's a popular character from the Doctor Who Magazine comics.
5 days, 6 hours ago on Next Time: Time Heist
Doctor Who has no official canon. The BBC encourages people to decide on their own canon. I consider everything to be canon, you consider only the TV show to be canon. That's what makes being a Whovian fun.
I practically wet myself when I spotted him.
So on the wanted posters I spotted a Veil, a Sensorite, John Hart, Abslom Daak, a Slitheen, a Terileptil and the Trickster. Wow. I mean, Abslom Daak. Half the hardcore fanbase won't even know who that is.
It's a pic of John Hart, his character from Torchwood.
I have issues with the episode that go way beyond the Daleks and their Technicolour Dreamcoats. Most noticeably the terrible pacing of the story. I'd probably like it way more if it were a two parter.
5 days, 16 hours ago on Your Verdict on Robot of Sherwood
I basically agree with the Gatiss poll, but I'd have swapped "Cold War" and "Unquiet Dead" and maybe "Idiot's Lantern" and "Night Terrors". I would have placed "Robot of Sherwood" above "Into the Dalek", but both were great. This series has been brilliant so far. The best in years. Due to a series of unforeseen circumstances though, I'm yet to see "Listen". This is the longest I've ever gone without seeing an episode after it airs and I'm beginning to suffer from major withdrawal symptoms as a result.
A Doctor must be swift as a coursing river.
A Doctor must have all the force of a great typhoon.
A Doctor must be strong as a raging fire.
Mysterious as the dark side of the moon!
I can't be the only one who thought of that.
5 days, 16 hours ago on DWM #478: Dark Side of the Moon
My thoughts exactly. He was a great character.
1 week ago on Nick Frost Cast in Christmas Special
Part of me wants to believe he did, just because it'd be hilariously irresponsible, but I doubt it. He probably locked it away on some far off planet somewhere, or at the core of a dying star, or behind the sofa. It wouldn't surprise me if he uses it as a stool or something to reach the top shelf.
1 week, 1 day ago on Listen – 12 Hints & Teasers
People who have seen the leaked episode and are trying to look clever.
Was this issue ever brought up during the McCoy era? He did only have a very very mild accent though, almost English.
1 week, 1 day ago on Is Capaldi’s Accent Causing Issues?
It's funny how in Britain the accents different in every town. Australia's way bigger and we've just got the one accent across everywhere.
I can't say that this is an issue I've heard anything about here in Australia. I hardly even notice the accent. My little brother didn't even realise he had one until I pointed it out to him. Australia is a very multicultural nation, so maybe we're all just used to it here.
Being an Australian, I agree.
* Smith era
1 week, 1 day ago on The Crawling Terror Review
Great review. I really need to get back into the books. I fell off the radar a bit during the Skitg era.
Probably not. It was just a joke.
1 week, 1 day ago on The Worlds of Doctor Who Review
That means I'm doing something right.
1 week, 2 days ago on The Worlds of Doctor Who Review
I've not yet listened to that one, but I've not heard great things about it. I'm currently reading the New Adventures, so I'm steering clear of any Benny stuff until I finish.
Still, I'm look forward to your "Phillip Hinchcliff Presents" review. If you ever want me to review anything else, just let me know.
My bad. Well spotted.
Don't worry, even us fluent English speakers have trouble understanding it when Moffat's behind the writer's desk.
I'd recommend either getting into his "Lost Stories", or "The Marian Conspiracy", his first monthly range story.
Yeah. I personally think the Eighth Doctor Adventures are a great starting off point if your a bit overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of stories. Plus I think the first series might be fairly cheap compared to the others if you buy it as a subscription.
He's not lost it, it's just been in hiding. Now that he's back writing stand alone stories this season, the time has come to bring it back.
1 week, 2 days ago on Listen Spoiler-Free Review
No, there I missed a word. It should read "...could say it GIVES "The Worlds of..."