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@CentipedeMPX FINALLY, someone else who GETS the difference between Doctor/Incarnation/Regeneration!! :D
22 hours, 23 minutes ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
@Sephora36 @Notsosmartguy approves of female thor I disagree with your comment, because I don't think it's difficult to WRITE for an ethnic minority character. I think that when it comes to a character having different skin colour and ethnicity, the only real difference is the skin colour and ethnicity of the man or woman cast.
2 days, 7 hours ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8
@jamesgrayh I think the Sonic can be used in a more central manner under the Doctor uses it very cleverly. For example, the Doctors doing centuries-long calculations to be able to dissolve the door in Day of the Doctor using the logic that they were all using the same screwdriver. Also, using the two halves of the Sonic to project someone's voice like a microphone in A Christmas Carol. I kind of agree that the Doctors probably shouldn't have been able to use their combined screwdriver power to smash a Dalek, since the Doctor never really uses the sonic in that sort of way, but it does kind make sense if you think about powerful sound waves being emitted by the Sonic, and it was a really cool moment and not central to the plot.
5 days, 2 hours ago on Doctor Who’s Biggest Deus Ex Machina
@AndersAnzSeierup Also, in Cold Blood, the Silurian doctor injected the Doctor with something and the Doctor screamed in agony. He said something like, "It's completely harmless to humans," and the Doctor yelled, "I'm not human!!"
4 weeks ago on Moffat: Who says the Doctor is NOT human?
@Lemonhead118 He isn't talking about how much time total we're given. He's hoping the episodes will be longer and thus be given a bit more time to breathe.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Series 8: The Almost Complete Line-Up
It's a great scene, but hugely overshadowed, at least for me, by 10's farewell and 11's farewell, as well as a few scenes from Day of the Doctor. While we're at it, though, surely the most iconic moment in Avengers Assemble was panning shot of all six Avengers standing back to back. And the Firefly one seems a bit random for it to beat out "I am your father." I wonder what their criteria were.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Doomsday Farewell Declared Greatest Sci-Fi Moment
@ilyootha For me, 10's goodbye in The End of Time was much more emotionally poignant than this scene. I dunno, maybe it's because I didn't really pay attention to the 10/Rose relationship at the time.
@RhonDOH Genesis of the Daleks. That is all.
1 month ago on You will become like us! The Best ‘Converter’ Episodes
@YaelMoise @Seaborn W Deadman Off the top of my head, there're all the conversations Clara had with the kids and the one she had in Rings of Akheten with the little girl. There's also a lot of boring talk between the companions and their families that are mostly forgettable, other than Wilf talking to Donna about life. The problem with the Bechdel Test when judging Doctor Who, though, is that we only really care how everything relates to the DOCTOR. It's not even close to an ensemble piece; it's one guy and a companion or two, and the guy is the reason we watch. Of COURSE there's going to be mostly talk about men. The Bechdel Test isn't a good way of showing a show is "sexist"; it can only show that a show revolves heavily around men, and this one revolves almost entirely around the Doctor.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Sexism and Doctor Who: The Truth
@Seaborn W Deadman Here's the other big, BIG problem with comparing Amy to Rose, Donna, and Martha; Rory. When Rose, Donna, and Martha were in the TARDIS, it was just them and the Doctor. They didn't have to share lines with a second companion, which is why Amy has the least speaking time out of all four women even though she's the longest-serving companion. Furthermore, RTD rounded out the companions by introducing us to their irritating families (with the exception of Wilf) and showing their relationships with them. Moffat did something original and put the emphasis on Amy's relationship with her finacee rather than on her family, which made her a far more dynamic and interesting character onscreen than any other companion to date, because we see exactly who she is. But as a result, Rose, Donna, and Martha's dialogue about and with their families gets mainly replaced for Amy by dialogue about her fiancee/husband, and as such, the Bechdel Test shows Amy in an unfavorable light, because Rory is a MAN, and that's what the Bechdel Test checks for women talking about.
@LucasW Indeed. Too much pressure on individual episodes, tbh, and makes episodes less memorable as a result.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Two-Part Finale for Series 8
@tcexect We've had a new arrangement for a season, how could it possibly be overdue?
2 months, 1 week ago on The Theme – Time for a Change?
@DaireConstantineOReilly The reason I like two-parters is that it makes the monsters seem more monstrous, y'know? Like, if they have the power to ALMOST kill the Doctor or someone or whatever, and you have no clue how the Doctor's going to stop them for an entire week, it makes those monsters seem better than if their plans just get set up and stopped in the span of half an hour. That's what it is, I think.
2 months, 1 week ago on Two-Part Finale for Series 8
Love the photo you chose as your reaction, btw :D
2 months, 1 week ago on An Opinion Divided: The Time of the Doctor
They should've included the bit of that clip with Jack in 9's cameo shot! It would've put Jack into the 50th and made that scene that much more exciting.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
@The Genie We don't know what happened that made Chris leave and not want to come back, and Moffat says it was a hard decision for him, so let's give him the benefit of the doubt.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat on Why Hurt to Eccleston Regeneration Was So Short
@TheCapaldiMasterplan @Mikeyboss182 They always do that.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Two New Writers for Series 8
You missed the scene that wasn't given to her but was actually stolen from her, and that was the scene in which Clara meets the older Doctor and he says his last goodbye to her.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on 10 Scene Stealing Clara Moments
The Judoon are a good choice because they're not monsters; they can be in a story without having the baggage that other returning alien races have of scaring the audience (which often doesn't happen, leaving the audience disappointed). Rather, they can be used to add various interesting dynamics to any story that you don't see in Doctor Who often enough.
3 months ago on 5 New Who Monsters in Need of a Return
@MindyMcCready But Clara went into the Doctor's timeline where he died at Trenzalore...right? So Clara's echoes exist at all points in the timelines of Doctors 1-12, but not War. That's what I thought. In any case, though, this would hardly be the first time a companion wore period clothing.
3 months, 1 week ago on Series 8 Filming: A Merry Day
@Americanwhovian Like Peter Capaldi, you mean?
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Cumberbatch Rules Out Doctor Who Role
@TheSoundofDrums Agreed. I can see why he might not want to be the Master or the Doctor because of hype, but I'm curious as to why he doesn't want to have any role at all.
@Huknar @VERITASERUMUK Some episode in which absolutely everyone except the Doctor dies!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Unpopular Opinion: Asylum of the Daleks
@Oodkind You've a fair point in calling the Wedding of River Song "the biggest roller coaster ever." It just struck me as a really perfect description of that episode.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 13
@Moxx He was in a scene which they deleted! I was waiting for him all movie! I was hoping the entire movie either Johnny would need his help because everyone else had turned against him, or that he would appear in a hilarious end-credits scene in which he arrived back from vacation and realized he'd missed the whole thing, but no :(
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Ben Miller Cast as Villain in Series 8
This was one a more difficult pick for me! I thought Crimson Horror, Boom Town, and the Lodger were all lots of lovely fun, and the God Complex was a very interesting story. Still, biased man that I am, I can't help but go with an old favorite: the Lodger, because...I WAS NOT EXPECTING THIS!! :P
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 11
Out of all the polls so far, this one was by far the easiest for me; I saw Hide and I chose it, no contest.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 9
@Galax Yes, EXACTLY!!! That's EXACTLY what I thought was spelled out fairly clearly in Time of the Doctor, which makes me confused as to why the Moff seems to have changed his mind about the rules (perhaps because of a story he wants to write in the future...?)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat Explains Doctor’s Timey Tomb
@Angie Whodini @Amy the Consulting Key Ring But isn't that just like leaving fake graves with Rory and Amy's names on them and having River write a fake chapter of a book? The way I always understood it from Time of the Doctor is that someone can't change their own future if they're a part of it, but the Time Lords, who weren't part of the future in which the Doctor dies at Trenzalore and leaves a TARDIS as his grave there, COULD change his future. Hence, none of the players in the Time War could go back or forward in time to end the war because they were all involved in it, and the Time Lock prevented anyone not involved in it from getting in and changing it (in theory). I thought that explanation made the most sense out of anything, but it seems the Moff is saying that's not so...? Ok, then. I can roll with the punches! I'm a Whovian! :)
@Notsosmartguy Indeed; the classic example is Sherlock Holmes. :)
@Hibernus In wibbly-wobbly cases like these, the casual viewer can keep things straight just by paying attention to what the Doctor says and accepting without question whatever he says. For the casual viewer, if you start to question it, it all falls apart.
@Amy the Consulting Key Ring @The_Major Maybe they just became a subterranean people, in honor of the Doctor :D
@MrRazza Plus, if they ruin the character of the TARDIS, will they be able to justify making her all box-y again? And will we love her again as we do today?
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Could the TARDIS Become a Permanent Companion?
@Andrew_Swallow Yeah, why does the TARDIS communicate with words with the Doctor so infrequently? She can use holograms, speakers, and text. It's like living in a different country from a family member, except the opposite.
@TheCapaldiMasterplan @Moxx I really enjoyed those, actually! But, yeah, he made some great contributions over on the Sarah Jane Adventures.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8: Episode 3 & 6 Writers & Guest Stars
@Clara Laurinda @Notsosmartguy You...Are...Not......Alone....... *dies*
@the_ponds_forever To be fair, he already did that in an audio story.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Capaldi is Not the Doctor!
@Amy the Consulting Key Ring Although, to be fair, the Doctor cleverly uses the truth field to his advantage when defending Christmas; his enemies are given the false belief that he can't lie, and he can't, but that doesn't mean that he can't deceive, as evinced by his showdown with the wooden Cyberman. :)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Why “Time” was the Perfect Summary of Smith’s Era
@Amy the Consulting Key Ring @Oodkind I think, too, that they set out to achieve different goals. In Ten's era, he seemed to find his identity mainly in his companions; hence, we got to see all his companions return and for Davros' "You take ordinary people and turn them into weapons!" line, and it had all the components that make for a great RTD episode. With Time, though, Eleven was always the "childish" Doctor, the one who goes on fairy tale adventures. Thus, what more perfect an ending is there for Eleven than a fairy tale of an ending, with Eleven choosing to stay in one place and growing old in order to protect a few more lives fighting off enemies? That amazing moment when the old Doctor is filled with hope once more after finally giving in (which, if you remember from Day, breaks his promise of being the Doctor), and delivers a speech so epic, in-your-face, silly, Eleven-y, and full of life and then saving the planet will stay with me forever. And THEN we have a beautiful goodbye? Wow.
@christopherbrooke1 @Dan Zuco It said that it's pretty sure Eleventh Hour WILL win, because it was a phenomenal episode well-loved by the entire fandom.
4 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 1
@The Finn It's a toy, not an actual time machine, so...I agree.
4 months ago on Weird and Wonderful
@TheOncomingHurricane @Strontium @Galax Time would give it a run for its money :)
4 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: Results (5-1)
@Master Michael Moon @hybries In the End of Time, we saw the Gallifrey High Council. In Day, we saw the rest of the Doctor's species, which painted them in a more sympathetic light.
@Who is the Doctor Didn't the polls ask us to rate each season as a whole as well as to rate the individual episodes? In that case, your calculations would show the average episode rating for each season rather than what people thought of the season holistically, which form two distinct questions.
@ilyootha @Planet of the Deaf Everyone knew that would be in there. It's a major fan-favorite and the one people always talk about when they want to invoke an example of a top-quality episode from season 6. I'm guessing it's Vincent and the Doctor, because it was such a quiet episode with little threat. I'm a bit surprised myself, since I didn't realize how much so many people loved the episode.
4 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: Results (12-06)
@Chronos the Fannibal No reason to drag them out; the voting was dragged out because they wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to vote.
@Master Michael Moon On the subject of Amy's Choice, you can't actually take the Doctor out of that episode, or it wouldn't be much of a choice. It would be a choice between Rory and Rory.
4 months ago on Are Doctor-Lite stories the best of Doctor Who?
@Ivegotkidneys @epicduda I think a lot of these are more nitpicks, which shouldn't really affect one's enjoyment of a story, in my opinion. That being said, I think that the villain of the story was seriously weak because we weren't sure what the villain was until a few minutes before the end, and the story kind of came out of nowhere. It reminded me of the Beast Below, except that the premise of the Beast Below was pretty straightforward and less cluttered, and Beast didn't have Matt's awesome speech. I think my problem with the episode was that I didn't think that the leaf was a satisfying enough ending after such a great speech from 11, since it was only introduced an episode previously. Maybe if it were the season finale it would have felt "earned."
4 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: Results (33-27)
Dang, this is interesting!! I don't know where they're going with this, but it looks like the Capaldian Era is covering new territory!
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: The Suits
Daaang, I'm 18, and John Barrowman and I look the same age!!!
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Happy Birthday, Alex Kingston & John Barrowman