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No flirting? *Distant cheers echo from the land of the Whovians*.
Magnificent. Love this guy. Seems a true pro and a class act. Can't wait for Deep Breath. Popping down to the cinema for that... thought I'd blown my chance when I couldn't see the 50th there.
1 day, 4 hours ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
Once again, beautiful article. Didn't have a clue the Series 27 console existed.
Love the War Doctor's room too.... I see it more of a bridge between the Classic and Revived though the part where the coral from the console meets the metal of the floor looks a bit... unpleasant. Painful, even. I agree with you on that one.
My personal fave is either Eleventh's first (which was just lovely) or Capaldi's with the orange glow and the bookcases. Tis just nice.
5 days, 19 hours ago on How does the TARDIS reflect the Doctor? (Part 2)
Best article in ages! I read something somewhere (can't remember if it was official) that suggested since the TARDIS didn't know the Doctor that well at the beginning, the desktops were generic and sterile. Once they bonded over the years the desktops became more varied and personalised for him and finally in TDOTD it could even recognise each Doctor and adapt to him.
6 days, 19 hours ago on How does the TARDIS reflect the Doctor?
"... she’s landed with a Doctor who barely registers that she’s a girl." HELL YES. No more romances, eh? Thank god.
I don't mind the occasional Girl In The Fireplace-esque story but The Doctor shouldn't have done love as much as he has since the Revival.
1 week ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences
@Christoph1337 @Gustaff Aye... never understood that. Surely the Doctor's memories are experiences are superior than a new companion's bloody leaf? Always confused me.
As mentioned in the article, the show is modernising itself constantly. It'd be considered weird for the hero of a show not to have some sort of weapon nowadays. Besides, the projected energy part of it actually makes sense.
Rather than seeing it toned down, I'm more intrigued to see stories where it can't be used. I want more situations where it's disabled or against enemies who can counter it. Imagine a beautiful duel between the Doctor's Sonic and the Master's Laser. Now that'd be magnificent.
1 week, 1 day ago on Doctor Who’s Biggest Deus Ex Machina
Don't think it will happen. Moffat's obviously trying to transform the show to how it was in the Classic Series and probably wouldn't want to differentiate the Classic from the Revived.
1 week, 2 days ago on Will There Be a 10th Anniversary Special for the Revival?
"This was Moffat’s response to the criticisms about his arc heavy Series 6"... indeed it was. Now people are moaning that they do want an arc after all.
I think what Doctor Who needs to do is just go hell for leather. I've always got the impression that Moffat's been restraining himself when it comes to Doctor Who (see Sherlock or Jekyll for the twists he's capable of throwing) out of respect for the fanbase. Us fans need to stop thinking we know what's best for the show and just let them do their thing. The general indications about Series 8 hint at that sort of approach but we'll have to wait and see.
Sadly though, I can guarantee these very comment sections will be clogged up with people whining about it once it's aired and banging on and on about how Moffat's "killing the show".
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Where Doctor Who Could Improve and How
@WesFalcon Mine too! I remember my Mum putting the video tape of the TV movie on one dull Sunday afternoon. I was only five... didn't realise it's history. Then, when it came back in 2005 without my Doctor, I boycotted it with a rage only a ten year old can achieve. :)
2 weeks, 2 days ago on What If… the 8th Doctor Had Had a Full TV Run?
Handles' mum and dad arrive looking for vengeance....
4 weeks ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Returning Characters & Monster
Well I suppose it's different without a younger chap. Capaldi has a family after all... can't go gallivanting off all the time. Seems like the Tour was a compromise.
1 month ago on No Doctor Who Panel At San Diego Comic-Con 2014
Nah, let's just assume he died and that Series 8 will have new stuff. Tis a key problem with our fandom - we're always looking back rather than ahead. I wanna see some new villains (hell, maybe one day we'll have a whole series with nothing but new ones) and some new legends.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Is it time for Davros to return?
"And of course over time, we realise what we saw was the Tenth Doctor at the end of his life, about to regenerate. Events that we return to in Episode 13..." - well that's genuinely delightfully genius. Loved how it ended up with Matt but this would've been pretty cool too. Only thing that would've been weird is the general feel. Watch the RTD era then watch The Moff's.... episodes Series 5 onwards feel slicker (seriously no disrespect to how it was before... just an observation). Would've felt weird having that shift while the Doctor stayed the same.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on What if… Tennant had stayed for Series 5?
Feel sorry for the poor sod. Always got idiots criticising him for no reason whatsoever. A tremendous shame.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Moffat Clarifies “Ugly Doctors” Comments
"Hopefully he'll get out of my garden now" hahahaha. Love Skinner, he's been in love with DW for years - really happy for him. Hope the episode is awesome.
2 months, 1 week ago on Frank Skinner Cast in Series 8
Nope. The BBC would never get away with it (it's owned by the licence-fee payer, after all).
The Daily Mail would have a field day if it were to ever happen... "BBC BETRAYS NATIONAL TREASURE TO FOREIGNERS"... has everything they love to write about.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Could An Overseas Version of Doctor Who Ever Work?
Glad that he'll be less of a mate this time. When you stop and realise how little we actually know about him, the main character of a show that's lasted for over 50 years, it's actually quite astounding. ROLL ON CAPALDSTER!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Capaldi on Track to Be “One of the best Doctors ever”
Nice try, sunshine. ;)
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Capaldi is Not the Doctor!
When Gotham bombs after it's first couple of series (if it manages to get that far) somebody better make sure this man is freed up to be cast as Thirteen if Capaldi only does three years.
4 months ago on Sean Pertwee: My father was very fond of Capaldi
Thanks for this, isn't so complicated when you really consider it. I suppose that's why the younger kids always know what's going on... I can remember pouring similar amounts of concentration into Yu-Gi-Oh. :D
Full credit to The Moff... clever, clever man.
4 months, 1 week ago on Silence Will Fall – The Complete Timeline
If these are the worst then his run must have been absolutely wonderful. Amazed Rings of Akhaten isn't there though...
4 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: Results (39-34)
I really liked his last two episodes. And before you slag off an episode you know nothing about, let's wait for more info.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8: Episode 4 & 5 Writers Confirmed
D'you know in An Adventure in Time and Space where Hartnell's posing for photographs with the new, really modern and attractive companions... this sort of reminds me of that even though I know Capaldi will be feeling no such thing.
5 months ago on A Few Thoughts On Danny Pink
@VortexDan Who says he's a love interest?? He's just been announced. Idiot.
@The Administrator @Narvy You do realise that the DW fandom didn't suddenly turn racist overnight, right? Jesus Christ...this is descending into farce.
5 months ago on Series 8: Meet Danny Pink
@The Administrator @Venawesomeo @AaronMcGahon And the fact they both overact.
@AaronMcGahon Just looked him up online, he acts (or overacts) like Noel Clarke did and he looks like him. How is this racist?!?!?!
@Kylephantom4 No, it's cos he looks like him. Stop trying to take offence where there is none.
Everyone's going on about the love interest shizz but I'm more worried about his ability to act. I don't really want another Mickey (Noel Clarke was terrible as him.... go back and watch it if you need to... the acting from those years was dreadful).
@Andrew_Swallow Would bringing in a bunch of Americans sit well with the casual British viewers who are the ones bankrolling the show in the first place?? I'd foresee quit a bit of bitching in the MailOnline comment section...
5 months ago on A Time Lord Wish List
@epicduda Would never happen. Too expensive and they're two of the most in-demand actors in the world.
@Oncoming_Badger Hoult?!?!?! No way! And all the others look way too like teenage models without any acting chops. Apart from Gilgun... that was a pretty good shout. Maybe not as the Master though.
May I just say thank you for writing this. I, and everyone I know who watches, have always felt that The Moff was actually quite feminist. I just think that small but loud minority need something to complain over so they attacked him because Amy wore shirt skirts (which as Gillan says was nothing to do with him) and because he made Adler a dominatrix in Sherlock (that was genuinely the reason I got from one of them before they declared I was sexist because I didn't agree with them).... some of the fans really depress me.
5 months ago on Is Steven Moffat a Feminist Writer?
As The Moff said, if they could then they would. But they can't. A leak would spring somewhere and the British press relay anything they can get their hands on.
Remember The Star's infamous front page that declared Paris Jackson was gonna be Twelve?? DW makes front page news in the UK... a Star Trek film doesn't and never will so comparisons to that are irrelevant.
5 months ago on Doctor Who’s Biggest Missed Opportunity: A Surprise Regeneration
I reckon he'll be more like the First - kind but fierce and rather alien.
5 months, 1 week ago on Twelve is Equal to Six?
@Notsosmartguy Screw Marvel, DC should've got him to play Lex Luthor in Batman Vs Superman. Though I imagine that film will be a travesty so it's probably a good thing for Ol' Matt's career that it didn't happen. Still... maybe in the future, eh?
5 months, 1 week ago on Gillan on saying Goodnight to her Raggedy Man
@TheOncomingHurricane @Lewis94. From what I can see, the majority of the users miss Disqus.
I get why they tried LiveFyre but I really want them to revert back.
Number 2 broke me when I first watched it. Out of all of New Who, though, I'd say the Tardis' goodbye as Idris made me blub like a schoolgirl the most.
5 months, 1 week ago on 10 Most Heartbreaking New Who Moments
@Huknar @Venawesomeo @Chronos the Wesen Wow, just looked that one up. That is wonderfully original. Wish there were more that good.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
@Chronos the Wesen Ahh, I prefer NeonVisual myself, but this guy's pretty awesome too.
Hadn't thought about new titles but I suppose we shall probably be getting them. Hopefully the Beeb won't hire Peter Anderson Studios to make them again (they're the ones who designed the current one). The current titles are actually kinda fine (don't understand the hate, tbh) but there really was no excuse for the crappy TARDIS animation at the end.
@YgorVale Couldn't agree more.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Your verdict on Capaldi’s Costume
Or perhaps it doesn't matter either way...
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Some Theories on Capaldi’s Familiar Face
@GregChipman This is why I miss the Disqus dislike system. I'll simply settle for saying "I dislike your comment, good sir."
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Steven Moffat on his Doctor Who Future
I'll be tremendously sad when he leaves. Though I hope he doesn't leave before Capaldi... a new showrunner mid-Doctor would be a little odd.
Now this is an article that truly deserves to be on a Doctor Who fansite. Well done, sir. Personally, I think some things should never be explained because then the mystery goes. Or they're explained as other curiosities are introduced. I suppose it goes to show how important the showrunner role is... they could destroy the show if they wanted to.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Who is the Doctor?
The prominence given to the directors is really confusing me lately. The only presence I really feel are those of the actors, writer and Moffat.
Nor do I understand talk of Peter Jackson wanting to direct an episode. What can he do by simply directing it? He won't be involved in producing or writing it so he won't exactly be able to put his spin on it. All it will maybe do is attract LOTR fans who love him and haven't ever watched DW.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8 Will Be Darker, More like Classic Who
Favourite companion?!?!?!?! Okay, maybe she isn't the worst (Martha was... ahem), but there's nothing about her that's interesting, IMHO.
Pray tell exactly why she is your fave?? I'm genuinely intrigued. Some people seem to love her for some reason and I really don't get it (maybe she's just one of those love/hate characters, perhaps?).