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@YaelMoise No, those all make perfect sense relative to the big, BIIIIIG problem that MOST movies like this have; if this bank is supposed to be impregnable, then why, WHY are there so few cameras?!!!! And no stationed guards?! And no one watching the underground bit they kept wandering about in?! Call yourselves impregnable...
18 hours, 4 minutes ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist
@Doctor Hoosier It's an ontological paradox, and it's a favorite of Moffat's. It's well-established now that ontological paradoxes are entirely possible in Doctor Who. If you want to argue that they're not logical, then know that if you make the assumption that time travel backwards in time is possible, that surely implies that you can create an ontological paradox, and thus they are possible. Hence, ontological paradoxes and time travel backwards through time are equally possible.
18 hours, 8 minutes ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist
@OhLookRocks It was indeed him! It's a shame he didn't have a more comic role :(
18 hours, 10 minutes ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist
@CurtConners Steven Moffat: "Wait, WAIT!! Come back!! We're not done shooting!" Capaldi: "Weeeeee!!!! :D"
2 days, 2 hours ago on Time Heist Clips & Introduction
@jpepelko "I have declared war on the moon." :P
3 days, 10 hours ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8
@NineTenElevenTwelve Goodness, this IS getting dark. Doctor Who may well lose a lot of its younger members if their parents stop letting them watch it before getting into bed! :/
@Romanadvoratrelundar We comment, we just don't get as many likes!! It was well-established when The Crimson Horror first came out that it was the surprise hit of series 7b; no one expected much from it, yet nearly everyone at least enjoyed it, and there were very few criticisms had on the forums about it, unlike every other episode in series 7b other than Name of the Doctor. Tbh, I'm kind of surprised (though not unpleasantly) that Robots of Sherwood beat it. I guess it just goes to show that we really are having a great season so far!! :D
5 days, 11 hours ago on Your Verdict on Robot of Sherwood
@Antee991166 Well, if there WAS a monster, then it was not an antagonist. Think about it; what did it actually do? The protagonists were scared of it, that's all. Not an antagonist.
6 days, 19 hours ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
Here's why I think there was a monster. At every point in the episode where it looked like there was a monster, the Doctor and Clara offered an alternate explanation. Each of those were possible without the monster, but taken together? The odds are very much against all those instances happening in such a short span of time without a monster. Thus, by the balance of probability, there was totally a monster.
@CuriousGloom An Unearthly Child? I know it was the first episode ever, but as with every other tv show, that doesn't necessarily make it the best...what makes you think it's better than the rest of Doctor Who episodes?
1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
I loved the way the director made Capaldi's entire body seem REALLY creepy. From his use of the Doctor's face suddenly popping out of nowhere with a scary grin on his face out of darkness to the beginning, where it looks like a Skeleton is sitting atop the TARDIS (intentionally long, slow shot of Capaldi's pale, thin fingers before the big reveal of "LISTEN!"), the direction was really on par in this episode and had no desire to make Capaldi into a teddy bear! Speaking of teddy bears, that will be the subject of Moffat's next episode :P
@Mermeht Glad the Doctor isn't Clara's boyfriend, because I would consider it an abusive relationship after seeing that scene. I guess it harkens back to Hartnell and Susan, how he abandoned her.
@ilyootha I was hoping it was the canonisation of Doctor Who Legacy, too! Let's assume it was both a reference to the 4th doctor and to Doctor Who Legacy, can't hurt :)
@LiamTheFizz Wait, no! No, no, no, no, no! You're reading waaay too much into that comment! No! Stop it, stop it! :D Now, seriously, I think it's pretty clear that that line was meant to be read in the same way that one might say, "Oh, poor Johnny. He'll never make a man." They meant, "He'll never grow up." That's all. Moffat wanted to include the fact that it was the Doctor, and couldn't use the name "the Doctor" or the real name, so they had to mention Gallifrey or Time Lords.
@LaraHarris @Alleigh It might be the direction you don't like. I know a lot of people didn't like the direction at places in Deep Breath, and I didn't like it at all in Into the Dalek. Wait and see!
@Antee991166 I agree that Orson felt...weird. I can see a lot of reasons why he was in this episode, and it was very important for stringing the entire episode together (in at least three or four distinct ways, in fact), but it felt REALLY weird the way he kind of popped up and dropped out. I guess it would've been distracting if they focused too much on him specifically.
@WhovianOne It's a good theory, but there's also a running gag of Capaldi thinking Clara's older than she really is, and that's one that's been used a lot more than the lifetime prediction :D
@Battlion @social_crime @NotQuiteATimeLord It's not ruled out at all; it's purposely left ambiguous, just like the end of Inception.
@CatPerson Did they actually reveal that it was him who wrote it? Because he was writing on other chalkboards as well.
@DrunkenDalek That's what I always think about Hide, but no one seems to agree with me on that one :/
@Deus_Ex_Machina It wasn't an issue because he was perfectly understandable. He did talk pretty quickly in some episodes, but he used excellent diction (and occasionally rrrrolled the rrrs to slow some lines down :P )
1 week ago on Is Capaldi’s Accent Causing Issues?
@VictorWong1 I disagree, though. I have ADHD, which usually allows me to process speech incredibly quickly (an oversimplification, of course), and I can follow every word Benedict Cumberbatch says, because he speaks with a good rhythm and takes proper breaks after ideas and such. However, I can't always understand some of Capaldi's lines, and I don't think it's because of the sound editing.
@You've not met Danny Pink? Bit of a lady killer @TheDrifter Oh lol, I thought it was "have there been any similar matters." But seriously, the line I got totally lost in was his long line where he introduced Clara to the two soldiers in Into the Dalek; I saw that episode four times and I'm still not sure I heard all of what he said.
@twittheNeil It's not (just) the speed, it's also his delivery. He delivers certain lines in a staccato and sometimes doesn't take breaks between thoughts. Remember when Matt had a "Sherlock moment" in A Christmas Carol and deduced everything he needed to know about Kazran based on the painting and the position of his chair? He spoke REALLY quickly, but he spoke with a good rhythm and paused at the end of ideas. It's also what Benedict Cumberbatch does as Sherlock. Capaldi doesn't always do that, and it makes some of his quickly delivered lines unintelligible for some.
@social_crime This isn't a problem with the Doctor in general. People who missed what Matt was saying usually weren't paying close enough attention. With Capaldi, I think that dialect coach got it absolutely on the money when she said some of his lines are nearly impossible for some us to follow because of the staccato rhythm and with little attention to articulation at the end of a thought. It's good for his characterization as an uncaring, less human Doctor, but it's not good for being understood.
Crimson Horror for me. Robots of Sherwood was really enjoyable, but I loved Crimson Horror :)
1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes
@supermoff is alone. Listen... @The Administrator To be fair, we've ALWAYS feared gas masks and shadows. Moffat only intensified those fears :)
2 weeks ago on Next Time: Listen
@MikeFalino He still had a line in the unedited version about him being the first "half-man, half machine"
2 weeks ago on Robot of Sherwood: What Was Cut
@Antee991166 I think the opposite; I enjoyed both clips immensely and know I'm really going to enjoy the episode.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Clips
@Oncoming_Badger Into the Dalek gave me plenty of fear and dread. It was a very, very somber story. It felt like watching Man of Steel with all the dark grey.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Face-Off: Dalek vs Into the Dalek
@Beasts_a_Snarling I'm interested to know why you assume the Caretaker will be weaker than other episodes!!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Time Heist BBC Synopsis
The most DANGEROUS bank in the cosmos?! Sounds like they realized they couldn't call it the most IMPENETRABLE bank/prison in the cosmos (since that title already went to the Pandorica), so they called it instead the most dangerous bank in the cosmos. I'm glad we have consistency there, but if you think about it, banks are supposed to be well-guarded, impenetrable. You don't usually look at a bank on the street corner and say, "See that bank there? Now THAT'S a dangerous bank." :D
@joe4 Is he not allowed to write The Great Intelligence into the last season? It's a Classic Who monster, why wouldn't he be able to do so? It's not as if he actually revealed that the Web of Fear had been found (I hadn't even realized it had been missing until I saw your comment just now).
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
@supermoff of Sherwood @Sephora is Scottish now @Moxx Softest Doctors? Definitely not. Fifth and Second were the softest. Ten and Eleven only seemed soft and times because they were trying to ignore their inner anger and pain, but there were times when they exploded and dropped their facades.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Your Verdict on Deep Breath
@Deus_Ex_Machina Clearly not "without a doubt," or no one would've voted for The Eleventh Hour! :D
@supermoff of Sherwood @ Notsosmartguy Whatever happened to the lightbulbs flickering in season 7? That never went anywhere, and I wonder if it was supposed to.
@Favonian Squall @Grandfather @iggycooper64 Agreed. People often talk on forums of how they "ruined" Superman in Man of Steel by having him "murder" his first nemesis, but they always seem to forget that he was acting in the defense of an innocent family, and if that a cop did the same act, he/she would probably be honored as a hero. The Doctor made it clear in those final moments that he was acting in defense of the people of Earth.
@Timhogan I think Matt's a far more entertaining Doctor. While Capaldi brings very refined acting into the mix and plays a complex character, while still nailing comedy moments, Matt always had a twinkle in his eye and brought insane levels of enthusiasm to every episode. Even if I didn't like an episode, I would always thoroughly enjoy Matt's performance.
@Master Michael Moon I don't think the only scene Moffat wrote was the Missy scene; it was like ten seconds long. If that's enough to credit a cowriting, then Moffat also would've been credited for Closing Time for writing the two-minute scene at the end.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Into the Dalek
Here's something you've missed: the Roman Numerals on the unravelling clock face go from 1 to 12 for the Twelfth Doctor!
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Examining Series 8’s New Title Sequence
@007 Bond 50 @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @King Joffery Eleventh Doctor, that's who.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Into the Dalek Spoiler-Free Review
@Exxilon5 Asylum of the Daleks was a proper Dalek story. Why wouldn't it be?
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Into The Dalek Clips
@Gustaff You're angry that they included a special three-minute funny bit not extraneous to the plot for the people who paid money to see it rather than watch it for free? Why? It's a good business choice, since it offers extra incentive to go to a theater to see it. And they did the exact same thing in Day of the Doctor, with TWO prerecorded scenes.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Watch the Deep Breath Cinema “Prequel”
@angelusnathan "Always the same joke"? He made one joke about "I don't want to go," he made a joke about "timey-wimey" (which is more a joke about himself than 10), and now he's made a joke that Strax mistakens 10 for a girl. How are all those the same joke? And if those are lazy jokes, they're still some of the funniest in Who history.
@Dalekium @BeyondThePolice The Doctor kissing Martha was a key part of the Doctor/Martha relationship, since Martha ended up falling for the Doctor after that kiss. Amy kissing the Doctor was significant because it was the impetus that made the Doctor finally realize that if he was going to travel with Amy, he'd have to take Rory along as well, or risk having her fall for someone else before she got back. Clara kissing the Doctor (I assume you mean in The Snowmen?) was less important, but still good because it made her fall and death have even more of an impact on the Doctor and made him less likely to be able to forget her. This kiss felt as totally unnecessary to the plot and out of place as the Doctor's kissing of Jenny in the Crimson Horror, except that at least that kiss didn't require a biological explanation in and of itself. Like I said before, if they kissed at any other point in the episode, that would've been fine by me, but the circumstances made it feel really weird.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
@supermoff @BeyondThePolice Clara didn't need it, though, to survive that. I'm not saying the pair were like, "Ok, we might as well kiss," but since Clara didn't need it and the bit with the oxygen exchange was never mentioned otherwise, it totally felt shoehorned in by the producers/writer.
I didn't like the kiss, not because I'm homophobic, but because I thought it was a really bad time for it. It felt entirely shoehorned in just so it could seem more significant than it was. It would've felt totally natural had they put a kiss in any other scene (the two are married, after all), but throwing it in the middle of a weird pseudo-battle just made it feel like they threw it in only to pander to the audience.
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! He wasn't translating. That was the point; at the end, he says something like, "No one can see me...no one can see me," and Clara points out, "I think everyone can see it!" It's at that moment when it becomes clear that the Doctor ISN'T translating for the dinosaur; he's talking about himself. The "no one can see me" bit he mentions later when he talks about how hard it is regenerating and Clara not recognizing him.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Deep Breath
@The_Major Madame Vastra..."Not since I was a little girl."
@The_Eternal_Dalek His point is that if the technology is able to do what it does, it has no actual need for organic parts like liver, heart, or lung. Especially when you consider that they don't breathe! :D