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@Antee991166 @supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... I am of a similar opinion. This story had far too many ideas. None of which came together at all. Orson. Clara and Danny. Young Doctor (or is it the Master? Seen a very interesting idea on that!). Creatures that don't want to be seen (apparently)/that can't be seen, are in the corner of your eyes. And finally the end of the universe.
3 days, 20 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@KingOfTheInterWebs has Kidneys @Huknar @TardisBoy Plot progression wise, the story made no sense. Whether that was poor direction or poor writing or both I don't know. But this story was just, from my perspective a confusing mess. And not confusing as in not understandable, confusing as in "what is there to understand?" I might well have watched paint dry for an hour.
@Sephora is Scottish now That's a stupid statement. There are such things as duds, which I believe this to be. I might not be enamoured with his quality of episodes in general, but I can often find some enjoyment with them. And if not his, there are a handful of other writers I can enjoy.
Inverting your comment, if some of us believe this to be the worst episode ever, things can only improve.
@Antee991166 I am sure his name was Orson. Not Awesome.
@Ollie232 @KingOfTheInterWebs has Kidneys Hence on one of my problems with this story. It's almost a midnight remake, only without all the good bits about that story. And any story that tried to imitate the pure 10/10 success of Midnight was setting itself up for failure.
@Mermeht Dissapointed that the Doctor gave in so quickly to her demand after that bit if development. He should have at least to the doors and gave a bit of a moan.
3 days, 21 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@The 14th Doctor I hope I'm not the only one that finds something very wrong about all that. I sure hope there is a payoff to all her interventions.
@IrelandMichael Hmm, now that you say that, another episode where the Doctor is wrong? There is totally a pattern developing.
About a "Good"(ish, at least one that kills others!) dalek.
About Robin Hood.
About whatever these "in the dark/under the bed" creatures are.
And I have a feeling that at the same time, we'll learn, at the end, that he was never wrong but right. Paradise is not paradise. The dalek turns bad again. Robin Hood was some sort of plan by the series threat. And the creatures are real.
@awkward91 @Huknar Not sure about 10/10 but I've definitely seen scores above 6/10. My own included.
I guess what I'm feeling right now must be what most Who fans feel when someone rates Fear Her or Love and Monsters some of the best episodes ever. :(
3 days, 22 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@LukeKaittani This is what makes no sense with Moffat for me personally. How could a writer so fantastic during those seasons be so, to be quite blunt, terrible in the ones after!
@GalaxyEyes I know, it's far too high! :P
@supermoff is alone. Listen... Totally. Clara is a goner.
@Lord Styro the Drashig Even if it leaves you thinking just how bad it was? :S
@Whovian I'm of the opinion that this episode proves why we need a new showrunner, and one very soon.
@'Cos Guess Who? Ha! Pretty much my sentiments. Goodness knows what this episode has done to casual viewers...
@Sephora is Scottish now Because Fear Her was a story. This was not a story. This was...a thing. Fear Hear had a plot. An idea, that was resolved. It was logical, surprising and quite exciting if I am being honest. (I rate Fear Her 7/10 anyway. ;))
@TardisBoy There wasn't a plot. It felt like a waste of forty-five minutes. Very little of it made any sense. Even the beginning was yet again, incredibly slow, but with absolutely no pay-off that made the end non-existent.
As I said, I'm sure this episode will be very significant come this final, or some final somewhere, but that should never constitute a whole episode that, for the most part, cannot be enjoyed without that later instalment.
And virtually nothing happened in the episode. There was one conflict, one very good scene (the encounter with whatever was under that sheet) and then everything just stopped.
I was rather hoping that the Doctor would end up being Robin Hood. I agree that it is a shame the character turned out to be real as I was looking forward to the twist as to who he actually was.
1 week, 1 day ago on Robot of Sherwood Review
Jenny. Please. Jenny. No one else but Jenny. The Doctor's Daughter.
1 week ago on Taking a ‘Journey’ Into the Future: The Next Companion
The Unquiet Dead is yet to be defeated, followed closely by The Crimson Horror. It is just a very good story. Wonderfully dark and grim and somewhat scary with a terribly emotional ending. It's a beautiful episode.
6 days, 23 hours ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes
1/10. I'm sorry but this was THE worst Doctor Who episode ever. This takes the absolute bottom of the barrel now. I realize this will likely have some purpose in an arc somewhere, possibly the final but that was a waste of fourty-five minutes. Highly disappointing.
There is a slight issue with it I think. I'm from England and I've had issue with one or two words or phrases that even a rewind couldn't inform me of. (Had to use subtitles.) But mostly in the first episode. During the third he spoke pretty damn clearly.
5 days ago on Is Capaldi’s Accent Causing Issues?
@supermoff is alone. Listen... @Unibot I almost believe he was going to be revealed as such. This episode had such a Pertwee second season feel going on.
1 week, 3 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Robot of Sherwood
@Unibot They even did the titles right too. Proper sting(which sounds MUCH better) and clean cut as opposed to the fading they did the last two episodes which just looked really, really bad.
@MetamorphmagusWho met 7, 8 and Ace I thought he was going to scold her when he got into the TARDIS at the end. He had that face...
There were so many good scenes in this episode it's hard to pick! My favourites was the archery battle, the cell argument and defeating the robots. That last one was just really awesome to watch. The only thing missing was his new action theme! (Played during the scene in Deep Breath when he grabs Clara's hand and when Clara and Journey in Into the Dalek escaped up the grapple.) Capaldi was just fantastic in this story. I think he is very obviously the result of smashing the Third and the Ninth Doctor together and sprinkling a bit of One and Ten.
Good good, 7.29 is a respectable figure and is pretty much a common rating over the other seven series. Nothing too much to worry about especially considering it was against XFactor.
1 week, 3 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@YaelMoise @TheCapaldiMasterplan @supermoff is alone. Listen... @alwaysrunning Had the opposite effect for me. I think that scene is Matt's most poorly acted scene in his time as the Doctor. It just came across as stupid and fake and a bad start.
1 week, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood
@NewWho2012 I noticed the sting too. I hope it stays as it works so much better.
Beautiful. This felt more like confidential than ever! I didn't realize Danny was still working on the show! Gosh it seems like forever since I last saw him on a BTS episode.
1 week, 3 days ago on Doctor Who Extra: Robot of Sherwood
@Ivegotkidneys is listening He rocked Eleven's purple coat more than Eleven did. So true.
Okay so who else thought for a moment the sheriff would turn out to be the master? Him and Twelve had a bit of a Master and Three thing going on!
Have to give it a 7/10 purely because of the Doctor. Twelve is just so great! And did we just see him use Venusian Akido again? :O
So what this episode did really well in was establishing the Twelfth Doctor. Gave him a lot more screen time and gave us some his best scenes. In the cell with Robin was so well acted and incredibly funny. As was the arrow contest battle ending with him showing off with an explosion. This episode had such a classic and new feel about it that makes me very happy.
Just to mention something else, the Doctor's costume looks best with the maroon shirt. It just looks so doctory compared to the white. Love the TARDIS chalk boards too. Looks like they will be a "thing" :)
The only thing that annoyed me in this episode was the "kick the key down the drain scene" that was the cliche of cliches and unlike everything else in this episode it just felt and looked fake and stupid.
Also, did anyone else think the Doctor's reaction to the kiss echoed the first Doctor's sentiments with Cameca in The Aztecs?
@Zach Hessemer Similar but still much better. This TARDIS actually responds somewhat to lighting! It's just too bright.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Interview: Billy Hanshaw on Series 8’s Title Sequence
"...but without doubt the highlight of the new sequence for myself has to be the stunning transition from the spiralling clock face, unwinding and travelling down the rabbit hole into the breathtaking blue vortex – riddled with all kinds of Easter eggs including glowing Gallifreyan symbols and spinning planets – It truly is a work of art."
I agree entirely! Being a fan of Hanshaw's original version this was a very pleasant surprise. It gets me every time. The unwind is so graceful and it works very, very well. A excellent transition. I just adore the symbolism as the planets wind along the clock too. Space and time in one shot.
@Romanadvoratrelundar @elhakim PG? Only series 3 and 5 were PG. The rest are 12.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Into the Dalek UK Ratings
@PaddyB @supermoff Yes that was beautifully done. I really does give you the impression of an omnipotent powerful figure enjoying Heaven and looking down at the mere squibble the Doctor has gotten himself in.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
@Mark McCullough @JackArtaganMackenna I think the tonal shift worked in it's favour. The tense action stopped for this tranquil moment in heaven with a haunting choir piece, and then back to the action, it made Heaven seem very special. That was one of the most beautiful parts.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Into the Dalek
This is a solid 8/10. I adored just how high quality this production looked from start to finish. It was beautiful. And yet again furthering that darker tone. People are finally dying! And there are consequences. Series eight is proving to be a very enjoyable, solid run. Also, looks like the new action theme was the one that played when the Doctor grabbed Clara's hand in Deep Breath, and I am soooo happy. It is such a nice little tune! The Strange Strange Creatures of 2014.
@Chris502 Yep that was shocking.
@StephenAHayes Really? I never noticed any poor CGI. The CGI was top notch!
Capaldi is an absolute blast to watch. I almost shed a tear when he said about visiting Skaro all those years ago and realizing who he was. Not the daleks.
@supermoff @Chris502 Yep. That one made me laugh and it really shouldn't have. Twelve is just...fantastic. He is so ridiculously rude!
@Ivegotkidneys is in a Dalek I just felt terrible for Clara.
@The Lazy Cat All we needed was for the Doctor to say to Clara "Deja vu?" Sad missed opportunity.
@Regenerated Catterson I fail to see any connection what-so-ever with Planet of the Dead. Please enlighten me! Dalek, The Beast Below and the Parting of the Ways I can see. Oh hold on, the grapples? Sliding up and down ropes?
@Gustaff I really don't see the problem with the slap! Clara thought they were going to die there and the Doctor didn't even seem to care, he was too busy being happy about being right. That was the most deserved slap in the show to date and it fits extremely well into the story.
After rewatching this episode I am shocked at how solid it is. It is great throughout. Capaldi's portrayal of the Doctor is both fresh and interesting and he is fantastic at delivering speeches! I hope we see more! I also love the fact at how dangerous the show has become again. People are dying, people are sacrificing themselves and the Doctor cannot save everyone. This series really harkens back to series 3/4 when those aspects were very prominent. Such a fantastic start.