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@supermoff will kill the moon! @MaraBackman The watch instantly reminded me of the Spy's invisibility watch from Team Fortress 2.
2 days, 16 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From The Caretaker
@The Little Dalek Everyone's a bit of a prat one way or another. Flawed characters are the best IMO.
2 days, 17 hours ago on Rate & Discuss The Caretaker
@The Living Angel / is Regenerating I thought he was being REALLY harsh towards Danny. He took his dislike of soldiers to literally ridiculous levels; forgetting his name, being firmly convinced that he was a PE teacher, and being harsher than usual to him from the start. I was firmly behind Danny when he called him out on his actions.
@The Moment Excellent question. Maybe there were a ton of deaths recently and it's the Doctor's fault?
@Goudypies I didn't think it was anything like The Lodger in anything but tone and writer. The Lodger was all about the Doctor failing completely at seeming normal; this one didn't actually go into that very much at all. It was all about Clara, the Doctor, and Danny's relationships with each other.
@JoshThomas ARRRRGH!!!!! I looked it up online, and I am frickin' TERRIFIED OUT MY BLOODY MIND!!! How bad is it, really?!
4 days, 11 hours ago on Kill The Moon Clip
@JoshThomas Wait, is this a recent thing?! I'm heading back to England in a week after a summer in America...WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!! :O
@LiamTheFizz Like Gallifredimentary! And IceWarrgnious. Fine Doctor Who rock specimens indeed! :P
@TheValeyardsMimeArmy Same here. I don't personally find the Weeping Angels very scary, more startling, but this legitimately fills me with terror.
@CallumSimmons I totally disagree. I think the spiders in The Hobbit were exactly as scary as they should've been. They were the scariest spiders I'd seen at the time, and their speech made them scarier. ("feeeeeaaaast....feaeaaaaast...") Unless you mean the book The Hobbit, in which case, yes, their speech made them somewhat less scary.
@thomasjaffray Are you kidding me?! This is TERRIFYING. How the heck are you distracted by the freaking CGI?! Granted, I was terrified of spiders growing up, but this is fantastic!
@Seaborn W Deadman Looooved that line as a kid. I had to leave the theater when Aragog was revealed :|
@JolomontheCube They did that for the Deep Breath monster, did you not see? It was a combination of really realistic face-paint on the actor and an actual working, moving model of the clockwork man. And weren't the Daleks, robots of Sherwood, bedspread monster, and Teller all practical, too?
1 week, 2 days ago on Next Time: The Caretaker
@Polyphase @Mockridge Can't disagree more! My favorites of the faves. My philosophy for humour is that you should never cringe at any gag, unless it's in horrifically bad taste, because you'd want other people to think your own gags were funny, wouldn't you?
@joe4 It's a common "malfunctioning robot" effect used in sound editing. It's not necessarily a thing that's likely to happen with real robots, but it's so ingrained in pop culture that it's practically a necessity.
It seems that people who aren't actually Whovians but who watch the show aren't enjoying the series so much so far, given the recent AIs. If you graph the AIs since the revival, they've been slowly going up on average, but now they're definitely going down to series one numbers. Hope they can change that!
1 week, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
I think Psi's death was a better scene than the Doctor's Reward, to be honest. The Doctor's Reward was too predictable for me, and struck me as too much like Hide. It was different enough, but Psi's death was extremely well-executed and really struck a chord with me.
1 week, 2 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Time Heist
@Oodkind The effects they used for the teleporter made it kind of obvious it was just a teleportation, no matter how much we wanted to believe they were actually dead; they weren't gonna fool us with that trick after they did it with Rose back in the first series (did we ever even get a reason for why the Daleks decided to teleport those humans rather than kill them?)
@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...
1 week, 3 days 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.
@OhLookRocks It was indeed him! It's a shame he didn't have a more comic role :(
@CurtConners Steven Moffat: "Wait, WAIT!! Come back!! We're not done shooting!" Capaldi: "Weeeeee!!!! :D"
1 week, 5 days ago on Time Heist Clips & Introduction
@jpepelko "I have declared war on the moon." :P
1 week, 6 days 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
2 weeks, 1 day 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.
2 weeks, 2 days 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?
2 weeks, 3 days 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 )
2 weeks, 3 days 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 :)
2 weeks, 6 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 :)
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Next Time: Listen
@MikeFalino He still had a line in the unedited version about him being the first "half-man, half machine"
3 weeks, 3 days 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.
3 weeks, 5 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.
3 weeks, 5 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!!
3 weeks, 5 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