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Oh wow, that final image is fantastic! And so true!
I'm really not happy with those trousers. The darker ones with the red lines just about work, but the others look rather awful.
1 day, 4 hours ago on Twelve’s Rapidly Changing Look
@Axelotl @Huknar A program called Mixcraft. :)
1 day, 14 hours ago on Series 8 Soundtrack Details, Date
@Oswin, Happy that Clara stays ! @Huknar @DaftDalek What's "Hello Hello" then? Does that skip Twelve's theme and go straight to the bits after?
2 days, 5 hours ago on Series 8 Soundtrack Details, Date
@Oswin, Happy that Clara stays ! @DaftDalek Interesting! I always thought they'd break out with the "Destroy You" segment.
@Dalekium Middle eight. :)
@Oswin, Happy that Clara stays ! @ilyootha @Planet of the Deaf As far as I am aware the choir is still there in The Majestic Tale of a Madman in a box.
@Oswin, Happy that Clara stays ! Can give some examples of what are missing?
2 days, 6 hours ago on Series 8 Soundtrack Details, Date
I have just realized something. There is both The Twelfth Doctor's theme (A Good Man?) and "Hello Hello". Interesting.
Hello Hello obviously refers to the track that has since been known as "Destroy You" (Hello, Hello, rubbish robots from the dawn of time!") but is ultimately Twelve's theme for all its repeats. Though admittedly it does have a bit of a variation and breaks out into its own eventually.
(And now I'll stop posting all these comments in a row. *Guilty Soundtrack uber-fan look*)
I'm glad they used that chalk board promotional image for the booklet. I think it looks absolutely excellent as a soundtrack cover, hence why I used it for my own mockup on my Twelfth Doctor theme video.
2 days, 7 hours ago on Series 8 Soundtrack Details, Date
And Twelve's theme is seven and a half minutes? We have a new record people!
AND OH GOSH!"Freefall (1:44)"1:44! Could it be? Could they have extended that awesome little track that plays when the Doctor falls into the sky! I sure hope so.
@TheNightmareChild is backing Ten I think the moment the Doctor starts having some control over his appearance, (and to be honest, regeneration in general) the more of its horror and "magic" it loses. One of the worst things about it, is how "final" it feels. Once that face is gone, it's gone. He'll never be that man again, and that's why it always feels like a death to me. Actually it's worse than death. It's an actor recast! A personality change! It's like a mini-remake of the show and yet it works so wonderfully well because of it. For a show to take one of the most frustrating things to experience. (An actor recast) and uses it as an element of its core appeal, there is something to be said for the ingenuity of the concept.
Regeneration shouldn't be reliable. It should remain scary. It has to be that word that when you hear, you think of orange light and this feeling of overwhelming dread because when that incarnation is gone, there is no turning back. To put it in Ten's words: "And some new man goes sauntering off."
Now I know the show has already gone against that idea, right back into the Second Doctor era. Especially with the Curator as well. But I still like to pretend otherwise, because if I don't, I get to believe that the Tenth Doctor could potentially come back, and to believe that, I can't really enjoy the show as it continues to change.
Very few shows are able to remain so stern on the concept of resurrection, and that's why regeneration is so fantastic. It is so wonderfully permanent and chaotic!
3 days, 3 hours ago on The Secret of the Twelfth Doctor
I like the idea behind it, but as a punishment, it doesn't quite sit right with me. It seems kind of pathetic really. Not really a punishment at all.
Also, what in the name of sanity is going on with his hair? I like it shorter. :(
3 days, 9 hours ago on Series 9 Filming: Medieval Times
At this point, I really wish Eleven didn't change his attire for series 7, and Capaldi adopted that fantastic purple coat and black trousers. I had another look at his regeneration scene and I just cannot get over the fact that Eleven's old costume suits Capaldi frustratingly well.
I quite like the promotional image for Twelve's costume, but what he ended up wearing never quite looked as it did in that image, which is a real shame. Twelve just doesn't have the costume identity he needs.
@Oswald Danes I really have to agree. I am not fond of all the changes to his costume, they really don't work very well.
I caught three episodes of Doctor Who on television the other day.
The Poison Sky
The Doctor's Daughter
The Unicorn and the Wasp
And I was reminded just how absolutely excellent and emotive the Tenth Doctor is. Just see the look on his face as the sontarans killed the soldiers despite the Doctor's plea to get them out, and then his absolute rage as he shouts to "get them out of there!"
And then there's that moment as he talks a little about Gallifrey to Jenny, trying not to break out in tears while showing his disregard for her at the same time, and then his sadness as she makes him admit he killed, as a solider, just like her. And finally that soulful gaze he gives her when Jenny declares they are not so different.
And of course there's the little things, like his ever so contagious "well..."s, his multiple apologies when terrible things occur (which are so powerfully delivered, you know he means it, and you know the thing was just so, so awful) or the looks of determination as he tries to save the day. The way he exaggerates "nagh!" and gets very loud and shouty and runs his hands through his hair when sudden realizations kick in.
For me, the Tenth Doctor is just so incredibly multifaceted that he'll always come out on top, especially against Eleven. He was the most immersive, most realistic, most talented Doctor of them all. There is just something about his performance that Nine, Eleven and Twelve just don't capture.
4 days ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #8
@IrishPenmanship I'm glad you said about the CGI Slitheeth. They look very, very nasty in that scene! Completely and utterly vicious monsters.
4 days, 1 hour ago on Are the Slitheen the Most Underrated New Who Monster?
I feel like I'm one of the few people that can take the Slitheen seriously. There is just something very unsettling about how they treat and react to the world while parading around as imposters, and their true form has a sort of feral, demonicness about it.
I hate robots. They are so boring. :(
4 days, 13 hours ago on BBC Reveals New Series 9 Monster
To be honest, I was never that impressed with The War Doctor. There's just not much I can say about him, other than he's just "there".
Capaldi, however, is my second favourite revived series incarnation. :)
5 days, 6 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #7
@Mr. Eyebrows @ahunter8056 Now if only we can get it restored to the credits next series. That would be wonderful. :)
1 week, 2 days ago on Series 8 Soundtrack Details, Date
@ilyootha I have to agree, they chose one of the more boring promotional pieces.
@Mr. Eyebrows @Huknar I just think it's such a beautiful action piece it deserves to have an action-like name.
Admittedly, I had hoped they would name Twelve's theme "The Man Who Stops The Monsters" or, "Stopping Monsters". I am not fond of the whole "Am I good a man" nonsense.
At last. Finally!
@TheNightmareChild is backing Ten Maybe as a offshot from "In the Forest of the Night", the sudden influx of trees could have given birth to a lot of Vashta Nerada, and the Doctor has to deal with the fallout of that situation. Imagine a future earth where light is a currency because the planet is over-run by the creatures, and when night comes...well...
1 week, 3 days ago on 9 Foes That Are Due A Return
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @ilyootha @Malohkeh Besides, if we start to go down that slippery slope, we should call for the Daleks and Davros to be discontinued as they represent a very dark time in the recent history of the world which is ever more shameful than a bit of racism.
I really think there is absolutely no issue with bringing back the Celestial Toymaker.
Knowing Moffat, he'll have Missy regenerate, take up residence in a monastery, wear a brown robe, and have us all thinking he brought back the Monk for a series and snigger at us all from the safety of his desk.
@Malohkeh @RoastNewt I thought it was an absolutely excellent adventure. One that I remember most fondly of all the Hartnell stories. Although the vaseline smeared lenses did give me a bit of a headache.
The villain I want to see return the most, is the Celestial Toymaker. I think he has the potential to either be a fantastic villain at Christmas, or better yet, the series "bad".
@AdamDanielJohnThompson @Huknar Kill The Moon was excellent. Definitely more of that please!
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Moffat: Revived Who To Last 15 Years Minimum
@Doctor What and Where If Moffat can get his endings up to scratch, and deliver on his constantly overhyped ideas, I think he still has some time in him left. But if not, I have to agree.
You know, I really hope Series 9 really ramps things up to draw the audience in. We need something like The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon. Something big, huge and crazy to keep us guessing until the end. I think Series 8 was played too safe.
@Gustaff @The Lazy Cat I'm glad someone else agrees about the twenty-three episode rule. Those Doctor Who series splits were awful.
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! I don't think Rose's involvement is any worse than Clara's. Dear me, if she gets involved in any more aspects of the Doctor's life I am going to be very unhappy indeed.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Bad Wolf: Connecting a Decade of New Who
This is canon. I am declaring this canon.
I am so glad this was a joke. I was about to get very annoyed at such a list quite so early. Well played.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on 5 Candidates for the 13th Doctor
@Alleigh member of P.O.N.D.S That's nothing compared to the Tennant/Davison family. :)
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Series 9: The Girl Who Died, and The Woman Who Lived
@PaddyB Yes, I thought EXACTLY the same. It definitely sounds like the stories could be dealing with an alternative timeline in some way. At least, is my theory.
I rather get the impression with these episodes that they will detail the life of the same person. The consequence and result of them dying young, and the consequence and the result of them living until old age. Considering Moffat is co-writing one of them, it does sound just the sort of artistic episode he'd end up writing.
Alternatively, Clara is bowing out in the first episode (The Impossible GIRL?) and Maisie Williams takes her place as companion? I think that sounds plausible at least.
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @beanoman7 One can dream.
This sounds fantastic. Why is it only just coming into April! :(
So ANOTHER two part story? The titles sure sound connected, but written by different writers...interesting.
Even better that one of them is written by the writer for my favourite Series 8 episode. So glad he's back!
I love Capaldi. He's just absolutely marvellous. :)
1 month ago on Doctor Who’s Revival: 10 Years On
@TardisBoy! The Series 4 final just ramped everything into overdrive. There are not the words in the english language to express my adoration for it.
1 month ago on The Best Pre-Title Sequences of the Revival (Part 3)
Despite my disdain for the episode, Name of the Doctor completely and utterly deserves that. I could not believe my eyes at that moment.
@supermoff is celebrating 10 years of New Who "With its unique messages of positivity and themes of caring for others and performing acts of good"
Doctor Who has shaped my life view with that. I worry what kind of person I might have been without it.
That site banner is beautiful. It's fantastic!
Four amazing Doctors. Damn do I want a multi-Doctor 10th Anniversary now.
Interesting. I am a little disappointed by this final. I do not think that either episode serves to be in this poll. Yes, Blink is good. But after the first watch, and later knowledge about the Angels it quickly loses its lustre. It is a story run on a gimmick, and that is very obvious now. The whole focus on blinking has become a bit tedious what with the further Angel outings.
The Day of the Doctor is a good story. But I can't help but feel it is superfluous. Introducing an incarnation of the Doctor's life (that only serves to complicate things way beyond what they should be) and reversing the decision that drove the show's back story for eight years doesn't quite deserve to be praised as much as it should be. Yes, I love the ballsy move to tell us that Gallifrey isn't gone, especially as it was so unexpected, but I just don't think it is an example of great writing worthy of the number one spot. This episode is purely fuelled by fan-hype for the momentous occasion. Just because it is the 50th, fans deem it the best story.
Day of the Doctor wasn't unique. It wasn't incredibly well written, didn't celebrate much of the bulk that got the show there in the first place, and to be honest, drags on a little in the middle. It is in fact a retcon. It's a very exciting retcon, but one none-the-less.
For this reason I will not be voting as both stories are, in my opinion, considerably overhyped for what they actually are. A doctor-lite gimmick. (Yes. Blink runs on a gimmick.) And an underwhelming, over-complication of the Doctor's life, built only from the success of the decisions and writing of the previous show-runner.
1 month ago on Revival Face-Off: The Grand Final
If Listen wins, I'll be very annoyed. What on earth do people see in that episode! No way does it deserve the number one spot.
1 month ago on Revival Face-Off: Moffat Era Triple