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The comic store was out of the Tenth Doctor series, but I got the Eleventh Doctor one. I really enjoyed it. I've never read anything from Titan Comics before, so I was pleasantly surprised with this issue. The characterization of the Doctor was good, even if the artist might want to look at a few more photos of Matt Smith, and I really think Alice will be a great companion. The story did a great job of setting her up.
3 hours, 42 minutes ago on Weird and Wonderful
So excited for the new comics! I'm hoping to make a comic run tomorrow and get them.
1 day, 2 hours ago on Weird and Wonderful
Well, BBCAmerica usually cuts parts of the episode, so seeing the episode in theaters would be awesome! Also, it would be a great birthday gift!
2 days, 13 hours ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally
Maybe this will end up like Game of Thrones, where they actually find good child actors.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Series 8: Frank Cottrell Boyce Confirmed
I'm most against Nicholas Cage and Donald Glover. Cage is just a bad actor and Glover doesn't really have the dramatic range, that being said, he's wonderful at comedy.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Weird and Wonderful
As a Jew, I'm not offended, but it does seem to be a weird comparison in any case.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave
I assume you also disliked when Rose kept coming back and got referenced constantly? Or how every one of Ten's companions reappeared at one time or another? Because if not, then that would be pretty hypocritical.
And really, how can you expect them not to at least get referenced? They were a part of the Doctor's life. He's not just going to forget them.
We really don't know much about this series yet. It's a bit presumptuous to say that you don't like where it's going.
I hate the argument that a show shouldn't take darker tones so that it can stay a "family show." I watched plenty of dark and mature shows, mostly cartoons, as a child. A perfect example: Avatar: The Last Airbender. A show that explored many adult themes and was very dark at points. Older cartoons may be the best examples, such as Hey Arnold!, The Wild Thornberrys, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Teen Titans, X-Men: Evolution and Wolverine and the X-Men. All these shows were "family shows", but explored dark themes. That's why they are some of the greatest kids shows, because they treat the younger viewers with the respect they deserve and recognize that they don't need to sugarcoat everything, but rather should tell an interesting and provocative story.
That being said, all these shows have lighter moments, because anything that is too deathly serious is boring and less fun to watch, for viewers of all ages.
I don't think Doctor Who has to go through any massive changes in the way of becoming darker. I do think that more permanent character deaths would be very helpful story wise, it would certainly build more tension and create real urgency; however, I think that the show has explored a lot of dark themes recently, while balancing it out with a light touch.
For time purposes I'm just going to list some of the darker episodes: The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon, Amy's Choice, The Hungry Earth/ Cold Blood, The Doctor's Wife, A Good Man Goes To War, The Girl Who Waited, The Angels Take Manhattan, Asylum of the Daleks, The Beast Below, The Crimson Horror, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, A Town Called Mercy, Cold War, Nightmare in Silver, The Rebel Flesh/ The Almost People, The God Complex and the list goes on.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Should Doctor Who Adopt a Darker Tone?
YES!!! IT COMES BACK ON MY BIRTHDAY! BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT EVER!
1 month ago on Series 8 Airdate Confirmed, New Trailer & Image
A Christmas Carol- 10/10
The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon- 10/10
The Curse of the Black Spot- 8/10
The Doctor's Wife- 10/10
The Rebel Flesh/ The Almost People- 8/10
A Good Man Goes To War- 10/10
As for people saying that there are too many 10/10's being given out, here is how I rate: I don't think any episode is perfect, even my most beloved ones, knowing this I give 10/10's for episodes with small or very minor flaws.
1 month, 1 week ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 6 (Specials, Episodes 1-7)
I don't think the author is saying that we should silence anyone with criticism of the show or that the show is perfect, but rather they are making a point against those who get so angry and start fights that prevent any constructive criticism and only enrage all sides. There's no suggestion that the show is perfect. The author simply wanted to point out that many people do really enjoy the show and that the majority of those who criticize do it constructively.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Yes, I’m a Whovian, but I’m one of the nice ones
It's times like these that I thank the universe that I live so close to New York City!
And August 23 better be the airdate (that's my birthday)!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who World Tour To Promote Series 8
Happy birthday! He's such an underrated Doctor, but he's one of my favorites.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Happy Birthday, Colin Baker
Is it just me or did the first piece of art leave out Asylum of the Daleks?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
Why can't women be prejudiced to men? There are radical groups of women who see men as completely useless, stupid beings and see no reason for their existence other than to procreate. How is this not prejudiced?
Most sexism occurs towards women, but men can be effected too.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Sexism and Doctor Who: The Truth
How was the kiss romantic? It seemed the same as him kissing Rory to me, but no one says that that was inappropriate even though Rory is married to Amy and straight.
Don't you mean hipnotic.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
I don't think we hear her doing it; we just see it happening.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Sexism and Doctor Who: The Truth
The Bechdel test is not the best test out there as it leaves out a significant amount of factors. It doesn't look at a female characters importance in the story (a female characters few lines may be the most important) nor does it consider time period or other contributing factors that may prevent there from being many women in that story, this is especially important to Doctor Who, which moves time periods as well as planets often.
Amy's "faith" in the Doctor: She has faith in him, because he's the Doctor, not because he's a man. Amy basically controls Rory, very obviously dominating their relationship. Also, saying Amy's "progressively heartless about the Flesh" is merely an attack at her character and is irrelevant to this argument; just because a female character does something we don't think is right does not mean that there is "anti-feminist" work being done.
Clara is an interesting character and as much as people can try to argue that she is defined by her role to the Doctor, so are all the companions, even Rory. It is also hard to ignore the fact that she consistently saves the Doctor, to the point where he actually has to say for once let me save you. She's confident and intelligent, her flirting (I actually think it resembles banter more than flirting) with the Doctor does not change this.
I just wanted to make the point that not all female characters have to be strong, that would be unrealistic; the same, of course, goes for men and it should be relatively equally balanced.
This is not to say that Doctor Who could not become a more pro-women show. In fact, I am wondering why there hasn't been a deep evaluation of Davies era as well. It may have passed the Bechdel test more often, but we should take a deeper analysis of those episodes and see if those female characters were actually strong or if they just talked a lot.
Doctor Who is a globally recognized television show with many young viewers. It is of the utmost importance that this show portray women and men as three dimensional.
Honestly, I don't like either episode. I found Dalek to be boring and pretentious. Since I don't like Christopher Eccleston's acting, the episode was even worse. Cold War was simply boring.
2 months, 1 week ago on Dalek or Cold War?
It's like you read my mind. I agree with just about everything you said. I did not dislike this episode, but found that there were many great bits that didn't quite mesh. Eleven's regeneration scene was glorious, though. Matt Smith delivered a wonderful performance, as always, and it was only the script that didn't hold up to his magnificence. I agree, streamlining the episode would have helped, although I like many smaller scenes of the episode separately. The story meandered too much, which is a shame since it was Matt's last episode, but it still has many good parts.
2 months, 1 week ago on An Opinion Divided: The Time of the Doctor
Alan Tudyk! He could be the Doctor now. He does a great British accent and most people think he's British anyway.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Could An Overseas Version of Doctor Who Ever Work?
I agree. We have a lot of bad reality shows, but in fairness so do most country's today. We have some stupid regular shows too, but so do all places. The US just gets a really bad rep when it comes to TV shows, like all of our shows are terrible reality shows.
It's very kind of you to lump all Americans together like that. Thank you. Most Americans that I've talked too, agree that the Broadchurch remake is pointless, but how about we give it a shot? I, as an American, can understand David Tennant just fine with his Scottish accent just as most of us can. It was the writers choice to have him do an American accent and really it's a small, pointless change.
There are quite a few extraordinarily creative American shows. Firefly, Warehouse 13, Community, 30 Rock, Eureka, Parks and Recreation, Agents of SHIELD, just to name a few. Oh, and one of the most popular shows in the world, Breaking Bad, is American.. So, yes Americans do have creativity. Try not to blame a whole for the mistakes of a few.
Law and Order. That's the only one that comes to mind. Personally, I think Law and Order: UK is an improvement on the original, though I've seen very little of it and I hate the original Law and Order.
Before this becomes a blood bath where we criticize Americans and how "terrible" their TV is, I'd like to say that remaking shows is incredibly difficult, no matter who's doing it. We only notice the American remakes more, because Americans try and remake a lot of British shows. The only successful one I've heard of is The Office, though I never liked it. Many American shows would not work as British remakes, examples: Community, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 30 Rock, etc., just as most British shows don't work as American remakes.
There just seems to be no need to make a remake of Doctor Who, in my opinion, especially not right after the show has celebrated 50 years. It would make little sense to have the two competing, especially when so many Americans watch Doctor Who (some, because of it's Britishness).
No the numbers really don't. Not hiring a female director or writer doesn't equal sexism. Sexism would be not hiring them, because they are female, not because they had found a better writer/director or, as many have said, the female writer/director wasn't available.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Rachel Talalay Directing Series 8
The author was correct in stating that the reason many, I'd say most going by the opinions I've heard, don't like Martha is because the writing tried to make her out as the rebound, which is what she was. But those who were able to see past this, like me, love Martha. Now, part of the reason I can do this is because I hate Rose. She's selfish, annoying and clingy.
I used to really like Donna, but now I realize this is more because everyone told me how great she was and I wanted to believe them. I like that she and the Doctor do not have a romantic relationship of any sort and that they have a best friend kind of relationship, but she gets a bit too shouty and just plain obnoxious too often for my taste. I love Catherine Tate, but Donna's shouting just rubs me the wrong way sometimes.
Amy is probably the best developed companion of New Who. We literally saw her grow up, both physically and mentally, and mature along the way. What is also one of the things I love about Amy is that she's not completely likeable and not meant to be. She insults Rory often and can be downright mean to him, but by her last series Amy has really matured beyond this and shows her love for him more kindly.
I like Clara very much. I like her dynamic with the Doctor, finding it just the right amount of banter and flirting. I am glad that she never really had a proper romance with him either and think that her character can only become more likeable and fun to watch with the 12th Doctor.
My ranking of New Who female companions (since Rory is my favorite companion of anyone): 1. Martha 2. Clara 3. Amy 4. Donna 5. Rose
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Comparing the Female Companions of Revived Who
Well, it all seemed very pat to pair them up, just so that everyone had a romantic partner at the end. Frankly, it makes no sense to me why Martha would ever marry an oaf like Mickey. They have nothing in common.
I find Amy to be the most human, actually. What you've just described fits her more than Rose, if you ask me. Amy can be mean and selfish, but she was balanced out by kindness, courage, etc. I found Rose to remarkably unbalanced, coming off as clingy and selfish more than not.
Also, while I understand that many people would've just left their romantic partner for the Doctor, what really annoys me is that she left her mother right after an incredibly traumatic event. I mean, she really didn't even give a second thought about her. A fair amount of London was in ruins, they'd just been nearly killed by Autons and Rose just left her mother without thinking that she might be hurt, psychologically scarred, etc. That annoys me more than the fact that Rose left Mickey, though that bugs me too.
Knowing Fox, it would have gotten the Firefly treatment.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on RTD: Fans Can’t Ignore “Half-Human” Doctor
Actually, in the comic The Forgotten, the half-human thing is addressed briefly with the Eighth Doctor saying that it was a lie. It depends whether you consider the comics canon, of course, but if you do then you have the Doctor's word that it was a lie.
I'm so glad I stuck with it! It has really improved since its clunky opening episodes. The tie in with the new Captain America movie has opened up such a great new plot line and I think the new direction they're taking the show in will allow it to continue to be so interesting. Also, I am loving the Doctor Who nods (the other one was that Fitz had a TARDIS on his desk).
3 months ago on Weird and Wonderful
It would be nice if they could find a few more female writers. I'm not saying pick a woman over someone who's a better writer and happens to be male, but there have been so few female writers that it would be nice to have some more.
3 months ago on Peter Harness Writing for Series 8?
I wish Human Nature and/or Family of Blood had made the list. They're make my favorite Doctor Who story.
3 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Dream Run (Episodes 9-13, Specials)
I'm really not a Christopher Eccleston fan. I haven't liked him in anything I've seen him in, so I'm biased on that account. But I was honestly disappointed by The Satan Pit. I don't know why, maybe I was hyped up to much from the previous episode. Turn Left turned into Donna whining and I really dislike every time Rose comes back. I really liked the premise and wanted to like the episode, but I couldn't. I think it's very justifiable to have Last of the Timelords on this list and as I said it was only a step below Doomsday. Last of the Timelords was set up so brilliantly, but honestly the ending made no sense. How does everyone thinking about the Doctor return him to his usual form AND give him superpowers? This was such a poor resolution to what could have been one of the best finales. At least, Martha shows how awesome she is (she is underrated, not Aliens of London).
3 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Nightmare Run (Episodes 9-13, Specials)
I'd say overrated.
Firstly, thank you for not simply yelling at me. Secondly, I understand that my views are unorthodox, for lack of a better word. I don't like Christopher Eccleston as an actor; nothing against the 9th Doctor, but I just don't like Christopher Eccleston. I also thought Series 1's writing was exceptionally poor, epitomized by Aliens of London and World War 3. But those two episodes are a bit divisive, I suppose, so I'm just one of the people who didn't like it. I'm one of the only people who didn't like Dalek and I feel bad about it, but I just didn't like it. I could go into more detail, but I don't want to waste your time since I won't change your opinion. I'm weird, what can I say?
Sexist? I love hearing people's explanations of why Moffat is sexist. There have been plenty of "sexist" things from Davies era too. I like to consider myself a Feminist, but even I recognize that not every woman is going to be a strong character and that women will sometimes be saved by men. As long as it isn't all the time.
Also, I don't know if you watch much American TV, but I do (being American) and one of the reasons I like Doctor Who is that it isn't like American TV. Just because there is romance doesn't mean that it is Americanized.
Humorous isn't a bad thing.
Childish fits RTD more than Moffat (farting aliens anyone) and it is actually the reason why I dislike many of Davies episodes. I do not hate Davies; I think he has had some really strong episodes.
Finally someone who doesn't like Turn Left!
Episode 1: Rose- I'm going to get a lot of flack for this, but I honestly think this is the weakest series opener the new series has had. It's okay, but not something I'd watch again. Thankfully it wasn't the first episode I saw.
Episode 2: Dinosaurs On A Spaceship- Not a bad episode, but the weakest of the bunch. I do love Brian, though; he's amazing.
Episode 3: The Curse of the Blackspot- I really, really hate putting this here, because not only was this my first episode, but I really liked it. It's just the weakest of the third episodes (but I haven't seen The Unquiet Dead, so who knows).
Episode 4: Aliens of London- I can't express how much I hate this idiotic episode. It has a stupid premise that just keeps getting sillier. And the acting (for everyone except for Billie Piper) is atrocious. It might be my least favorite Doctor Who episode and one of the worst episodes of any TV show.
Episode 5: World War Three- Wow. What a surprise that I'd put this here. The second part of this story is equally as bad as the first.
Episode 6: Dalek- Again, I'm going to get flack for this, but I just really don't like this episode. It is boring, predictable and features Christopher Eccleston at his worst. It tried so hard and failed on nearly all accounts for me.
Episode 7: The Idiot's Lantern- I like this episode; I do not love it, but I like it. I almost picked The Unicorn and the Wasp, but it just edged out this one.
Episode 8: Cold War- I just could not get into this episode. It was just boring. Sorry. I really wanted to like it.
Episode 9: The Satan Pit- After the build up from the first part (which I think is a spectacular episode), I expected so much more from The Satan Pit. I was utterly disappointed. The resolution just didn't feel right to me and I just expected more.
Episode 10: Love and Monsters- No explanation necessary.
Episode 11: Turn Left- Great premise, horrible execution. This episode could have been It's A Wonderful Life- Doctor Who style, but just ended up being Donna whining.
Episode 12: Army of Ghosts- Boring. And Rose is annoying.
Episode 13: The Last of the Timelords- The resolution to the problem destroyed this episode. I was looking so forward to it and then it dissolved into silliness and stupidity. I picked it over Doomsday, because at least it got Rose off the TARDIS.
RTD special: The End of Tiime (I'm lumping both parts together)- nearly unwatchable.
Moffat Special: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe- just kind of boring and predictable.
1. Pandorica Opens 2.Nightmare in Silver 3. Closing Time 4. The Sound of Drums 5. The Stolen Earth 6. Army of Ghosts 7. Bad Wolf
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 12
1. Vampires of Venice
2. The Doctor's Daughter
3. The Lazarus Experiment
4. The Almost People
5. The Bells of Saint John
6. The Age of Steel
I am one of the few people who do not like Dalek. I felt it was trying really hard to be important and deep, but was not actually particularly well written or acted. In fact, I found it pretty boring.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 6
1. The Impossible Astronaut
2. Day of the Moon (very close second place to The Beast Below and The Shakespeare Code)
3. A Town Called Mercy
4. The Doctor's Wife
5. Flesh and Stone
4 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 1-5 Recap
Flesh and Stone. I do think that The Rebel Flesh is underrated; yes, it is a bit slow in the beginning, but the premise is really quite good.
4 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 5
@IceDaleks That's probably why you like it. My first episode was The Curse of the Black Spot and I love that episode, but everyone else seems to hate it.
4 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 4
The Doctor's Wife hands down. I like the Girl In the Fireplace, but I'd actually choose Time of the Angels for second place.
Aliens of London might be my least favorite Doctor Who episode ever. It is one of the most idiotic stories of any show I've ever seen.
Day of the Moon, though the Shakespeare Code and the Beast Below are incredibly good.
4 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 2
I went for The Eleventh Hour, but it was close between that and the Impossible Astronaut. The Eleventh Hour was not only beautifully written and acted, but it introduced a new Doctor and companion perfectly. The Impossible Astronaut is just as well-written and acted, but the Eleventh Hour did such a good job at introducing the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond (and to a lesser extent Rory).
Rose may have restarted New Who, but after watching it, I am glad it wasn't the first episode I'd ever watched; I most certainly wouldn't have tuned back in next week. Both the writing and acting were sub-par with the exception of Billy Piper and Camille Coduri.
4 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 1