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It's awesome that David Tennant is joinging the MCU. Marvel's my second great love after Doctor Who, so I couldn't be happier about their recent interest in Doctor Who stars (Christopher Eccleston, Karen Gillan, etc). Having said that though, Tennant's Purple Man does have a distinct lack of purple.
5 days, 23 hours ago on Weird and Wonderful
Funnily enough, I've recently been reading some of the old Doctor Who Magazines from the late 80s when it surfaced that a DW movie was in development (the idea was later canned when the show was cancelled, but then obviously brought back in the mid 90s), and all the fan letters about the subject sound like they could be comments off this site. People had exactly the same concerns back then as they do now. Funny how some things never change.
5 days, 23 hours ago on Lights, Camera, Action! Time to Embrace A Doctor Who Movie
I think Moffat has a 47 year plan, but I don't think he shares any of it with the rest of the team, let alone eight years.
1 week, 1 day ago on Leaked Sony Emails Reveals Doctor Who Movie Plans
Personally, I would rather a reboot movie. However, I don't want there to be two continuities running at once. What I'd really prefer is for them to wait until the show finishes (which, with the way things are going, looks like it's a fair way off) and then do a reboot film however many years later. Like with "Star Trek" (although whether that counts as a reboot or not, I'm not sure).
I thought Wikileaks was more about leaking top secret government documents and stuff, not "Doctor Who" news.
I was skeptical as to whether this film would be true to the show, but now I'm really starting to see some similarities. They both seem to have issues with being leaked.
I've seen about three of his stories, but Delgado is still the Master I feel the least familiar with. Yes, that includes briefer ones such as the crispy one, the American one, the audio one, Yana and even Missy. I'm not saying his bad by any means (he's brilliant), but I still don't feel as if I'm that familiar with him as a character yet. I must go and watch more of his episodes.
1 week, 1 day ago on Masterology Part 1 – The Suit
Missy could do it. It'd probably look ridiculous, but that's why it'd work.
He hasn't said "Hello You" since 'Dark Eyes 2', which is kind of sad.
"The Corpse" will be fun if you're including the audios, considering how much he seems to come and go.
Knowing you, all really means all. Will the DWM comic one even be in there?
I started reading the Eighth Doctor novel "Vampire Science" last night and had that exact thought.
1 week, 3 days ago on 9 Foes That Are Due A Return
I'm still waiting for a story in which the Paternoster Gang fight of a Sontaran invasion, who offer Strax an opportunity to rejoin their ranks if he kills the Doctor or something, and he has to decide where his loyalties really sit. As much as I love Strax, I think he needs some depth added to his character, and I think this is best way they could do it. So yeah, bring the Sontarans back.
Given what little we do know about the opener, it sounds fake, but it would be an interesting plot none the less. It would probably contradict the "iDavros" audio series though, and I hate contradictions.
1 week, 3 days ago on Series 9 To Open With “Darkest ever plot”?
Is that a magic piece of chalk? It's white, but seems to have written 'Happy Birthday' in blue. Further proof that Capaldi's magic. Happy birthday Doctor number twelve.
1 week, 4 days ago on Happy Birthday, Peter Capaldi!
The Fifth Doctor era was an interesting one. It had some massive flops, but it also had some of the best stories of the classic era. A lot of the later Tom Baker stories began to feel a bit stale to me, but with Davison taking the lead, the writers shook things up a bit and I think it paid off big time. "The Caves of Androzani" is my favourite story of the classic era. There was never anything else quite like it. It was aslo the first Davison story I ever saw (aside from "Logopolis" which doesn't really count) and had a big hand in solidifying Davison as my favourite classic Doctor.
1 week, 5 days ago on Peter Davison: The Beginning, End and In-Between
1 week, 5 days ago on Happy Birthday, Peter Davison!
Every actor to land the role is given a special portrait to hang in their attic.
I just finished listening to one of his audio stories on the train today. He's still just as good as he was 30 odd years ago. His era remains my favourite era of the classic series. The visual effects may not have been all that great a lot of the time, but the stories were some of the strongest of the entire classic run. Happy birthday Mr. Davison.
Looking back at Smith now that he isn't the current Doctor, I have to say he'd be near the bottom of my list of Doctors. Not to say he was bad, all the Doctors are absolutely brilliant, but he really doesn't feel like anything special to me. He's really just another Doctor. Sorry Smith fans (I know there's a lot of you out there) but Smith's only getting a 6/10 from me.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Doctor of the Decade: Rate the Eleventh Doctor
Actually, that's sort of the plot of "The Face of Evil". The Fourth Doctor finds a planet where his influence in the past has made him a god like figure, albeit an evil god.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Whovianism: Doctor Who As A Religion?
As a Christian myself, I think there's more to a religion than just believing in someone. I don't call myself a Christian simply because I believe in God, but because it's a two way relationship, and unless you think the Doctor's a real person, that's not something you're going to get from the Doctor as he's fictitious. However, I do believe that there are many valuable life lessons that we can learn from the program. I'm not saying I live my life by it in the same way that I live my life by the Bible, but Doctor Who's been a big influence in my life for many years and has had a hand in shaping me into the person I am today. Not in the same way my faith has of course, but there's certainly some similarities, so I see where this idea is coming from. An interesting article non the less.
I interpreted it as him just being modest. I think he's still in the running.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Mark Gatiss on Whether He’d Be Up for Next Showrunner
I don't think it's a leap to say that, while perhaps not the most popular candidate, he's definitely the most likely person to take the top job once Moffat leaves. Personally I was quite vocally not a fan of his older stuff, but I've found that the quality of his writing has massively increased recently. I loved "Cold War", and every story he's written since then has been better than the last, not to mention the brilliant "An Adventure in Space and Time". It's hard to judge what he'd be like in the top job just going off his standalone episodes though, as the stuff Moffat wrote during the RTD era feels quite different to what he's done since becoming show-runner. I guess it's because of how different the approach would have to be when tackling a full season arc as opposed to a single, standalone episode.
All good choices, but I say split the role between the Maitland kids. Now that'd be a show worth watching.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on 5 Candidates for the 13th Doctor
And don't get me started on the filthy stories from the McCoy era that have come to light recently.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Doctor Who Future in Doubt After Capaldi ‘Fracas’
Space Gambon? You mean Kazran Sardick?
It's funny because that's exactly what would happen, 100%.
And now it's time to put a star in our reasonably priced Dalek saucer.
"But Doctor, how are we going to defeat the Daleks this time?"
I remember that day well. The comment section almost exploded. What fun we had.
I quite like this one, not because it's believable, but because it lets me vent my remaining rage over the Clarkson fracas.
The BBC really seems to want us to sympathise with the Daleks.
Well get K-9 to deliver it by TARDIS shall we?
And so it should be. Anyone who upsets Mr. Capaldi deserves to be exterminated. I can't believe people are sympathising with a Dalek. What is this, series 1?
Too soon DWTV. Too soon. I've barely gotten over the whole Clarkson thing.
You hoped correctly. A sarcasting tone doesn't really translate well onto the Internet, does it?
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Series 9: The Girl Who Died, and The Woman Who Lived
Really? Even though Michelle Gomez has been confirmed as the Master in this series, people are still speculating that every new actor is secretly playing the Master? This is why I love this website.
Wikipedia (the internet's most reliable source) lists it as a two-parter, and with titles that similar, I'm inclined to believe it at this point. At the very least, I expect two very closely linked episodes.
Another two parter? My theory is that Moffat hates them so much that he's trying to overload us with them until we all get sick of them and beg him to drop two-parters again.
I actually quite like the Slitheen. I hope they return some day.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on The Bottom 10 TV Stories of the Decade
I don't hate it, but I think it was the weakest Christmas Special we've had so far.
My main issue with it is that nothing happens for ages, then suddenly the Doctor and George's dad finally get sucked into the doll house and then the plot gets resolved like two minutes later. It was a good concept for a story, but very poorly executed, especially in terms of pacing.
In order of best (used in the loosest sense possible) and worst (used in the strongest sense possible), here are the only stories that I don't like:
- In the Forest of the Night
- Let's Kill Hitler
- The Angels Take Manhatten
- Night Terrors
- Victory of the Daleks
- Love and Monsters
Personally I don't hate "Fear Hear". It wasn't really a 'bad' episode in my mind, but it wasn't that good. I think it probably belonged among the bottom 20, but I wouldn't call it the worst story ever. "Love and Monsters" on the other hand. Kill it! Kill it with fire!
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Why I Love Fear Her And Love & Monsters
There's actually quite a few surprises on this list, most noticeably "Flatline". I thought it was good (as was all of series 8), but I didn't expect to see it so high up. I'm also surprised that "The Doctor's Wife" scored so low. I've always seen it as a pretty average episode personally, but I thought that it had enough popularity among the fans to get third place. The top two spots are no surprise though. I'm a bit sad that "The End of Time" and "The Rings of Akhaten" didn't make the list, but they've got a rather mixed reception among fans, so it's not that surprising really.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade
Well series 8 ended on a two parter (11-12) and series 9 is opening with two two-parters (1-2, 3-4). I'm not complaining though.
1 month ago on Series 9: Episode 5 Filming Soon
Stupid autocorrect and stupid inability to edit comments once they're posted.
1 month, 1 week ago on Series 9: Episode 5 Filming Soon
I almost forgot single partners existed.