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I like paleontology, Doctor Who, Jurassic Park, and some other things.
I hadn't thought of this until you mentioned it and now I desperately want this to happen.
12 hours, 14 minutes ago on Robot of Sherwood Pics
There's more to the coincidence than just that - in Series 7, the first three episodes had Daleks, dinosaurs, and robots in historical settings. In Series 8, the first three episodes...er. Yes.
14 hours, 11 minutes ago on Your Verdict on Deep Breath
He looks so delightfully evil, doesn't he?
14 hours, 16 minutes ago on Robot of Sherwood Pics
Now that the Series 7 "blockbuster" format has run its course and all the specials and major opener episodes are gone for a while, I think that feeling will subside pretty soon.
1 day, 14 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
Let it be known that Phil Ford is an awesome human being.
2 days, 16 hours ago on Doctor Who Extra: Into the Dalek
That wasn't so much repetition IMO as it was natural progression, given 12's apparent character.
2 days, 17 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
I always knew the Androgums would come back.
Unlike a lot of people it seems, I am very much looking forward to this episode (and seeing Ben Miller in facial hair).
2 days, 17 hours ago on Next Time: Robot of Sherwood
But one can dream :P
Only if it's the pre-Paternoster Gang of A Good Man Goes to War. Which, potentially, could be pretty epic.
2 days, 18 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
Now that you mention it, it seems very plausible and I hope it's true. (And, actually...what if he's the new Mike Yates and ends up being traitorous later on?)
Definitely true. The death of Journey's brother would probably have been a bit more effective if we had got to know him for a few minutes before he, you know, exploded.
They explained the un-miniaturization process before they went in - I assume it then happened offscreen.
I would assume that Dalek memories are at least HD quality. So yeah :P
I can see that. Personally I found Ben Wheatley to be hit-or-miss. Some of his direction was fantastic and some...not so much.
On the contrary, I thought that the Dalek interior was sufficiently alien enough, and actually ill-suited for miniaturized humanoids (as it should be). Other than the few corridors at the beginning, I thought it was very well realized. Like when they enter through the Dalek eyestalk - I'm not sure what was going on, but it was psychedelic and unsettling and I liked that.
To be honest, I didn't catch any repeated music from the previous episode. I remember maybe one hint of something familiar, early on in the episode, but the rest was all new to me. Maybe I missed some things though.
Contrary to what people were saying, I didn't think the episode was rushed at all - I definitely thought it was well paced for the time it was given. Maybe we're just spoiled after how long Deep Breath ended up being. (And the pacing was better than in several S7 episodes, anyways.)
That was actually even better than I thought it would be - and I expected it to be pretty awesome. The actual presence of a "good" Dalek is completely unnerving to see - might be scarier than the normal Daleks.
People keep saying that there's no specific moment in Deep Breath where the new Doctor officially "arrives" per se like there was in The Eleventh Hour - and I see what they mean. But I think that's actually one of Deep Breath's strengths. Peter Capaldi is totally, definitely the Doctor - there's no denying that. His wit, his mannerisms, and all that show this to be true. And yet...I'm not quite sure I feel he is the Doctor at the same time. He just feels very different, and for exactly the same reasons I just mentioned. It's one of those blitheringly inexplicable paradoxes that only a man like the Moff could be (partially) responsible for. For this episode Clara and the audience seem to have much more in common than we were even told - we just don't know who this man is now, even though we do know who he is. Somehow.
4 days, 19 hours ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath
Balancing the human and robot aspects of the character must have been a real difficult job, but Ferdinando pulled it off perfectly. When he first talks about the "Promised Land", the way he delivered that line was just perfect - watch it again if you don't know what I mean. Unless he makes a surprise appearance in the finale I doubt he'll return in any significant capacity, but I'd love it if he did.
4 days, 23 hours ago on Ferdinando on the Possible Return of Half-Face
That's actually a really clever idea that I hadn't thought about.
6 days, 1 hour ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Deep Breath
Having seen this in the theater on Monday I can confirm that this was actually really good. It gets really hilarious when he starts talking about Peter Davison :P
6 days, 1 hour ago on Watch the Deep Breath Cinema “Prequel”
Personally, I thought the kiss made perfect sense given the more efficient respiratory system of many reptiles as compared to humans. :P
6 days, 16 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
I'd ship it. :P
6 days, 19 hours ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Deep Breath
Well, it definitely looks like a T. rex, and was scripted as such. So I'm assuming its identity is correct. (The heavy armor plating is a definite inconsistency with this picture, but I have a geeky complicated theory about that.)
This is an awesome article and as a paleontology enthusiast/hopefully soon-to-be-student I especially loved that bit.
Aristotle, eh? I like spaceships/spacestations named after historical figures.
1 week ago on Into the Dalek Promo Pics
If the Paternoster Gang get their own spinoff series, they better run into Jago & Litefoot at some point.
1 week ago on The Future of the Paternoster Gang
Watched it three times now - once live, once on a repeat, and once as the black & white rough cut (a friend handed me a copy earlier in the month - I resisted mightily until it aired :P). It ain't perfect but I still love it. 9/10 overall, and I totally ship 12/Rex.
1 week, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
Being a bit of a paleontology fanatic, I have to point out that the largest carnivorous dinosaurs were probably over 45 feet in length. Not nearly the size of Big Ben though. :P
1 week, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
I was reminded of Missy from NIS too. It's certainly possible, knowing Moffat and his penchant for uploading people into computers.
Perhaps he decided to pop in and join the other Doctors after leaving Victorian London for the first time and before changing the room design, before picking up Clara?
Getting a bit of an Earthshock vibe from this...except with Daleks. That bodes well.
1 week, 2 days ago on Next Time: Into The Dalek
It's the Skarasen Curse - the government did it.
Obviously, people are comparing it to The Eleventh Hour, but the two episodes seemed to be very different, in my eyes at least. They focused on different things about regeneration. So I think it's futile to try to compare the two, personally. They both achieved what they set out to do, and very successfully at that.
That's what I loved about that scene. Did the Doctor kill him? We won't get an answer. Is Capaldi's Doctor really prone to doing things like that? We don't know. Totally ambiguous, and heightens his character quite a bit by raising the stakes on that scene.
I, for one, cannot wait for the soundtrack release. Once again Murray Gold is fabulous.
Did the Doctor just try to chat up a dinosaur my god I love the man already.
I'm quite looking forward to Robot of Sherwood, actually - seems like it could be a really fun episode.
1 week, 2 days ago on Anticipating Breath, Dalek, Robots, Listen, Heist & Caretaker
As a fellow New Jerseyan I can confirm this - it isn't being shown at every theater in the state of course, but there are quite a few that have decided to do so. But I understand that in less densely populated states like those out in the Midwest, theaters showing it might be few and far between.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Does Deep Breath Really Deserve a Theatrical Release?
It started off so pretty and cheerful and I saw him sitting ontop of the TARDIS and I thought "Oh cool, meditation maybe? This Buddhist vibe is making him even more like Pertwee than I thought" and then suddenly "LISTEN." Of all thing things I might have been expecting...it wasn't that. :P
1 month, 1 week ago on Listen! Series 8 Teaser Trailer
So August 23 is an extremely busy day for me, and to accommodate Deep Breath I've basically had to plan my schedule a month in advance hour by hour in order to fit everything in. Then this comes along. I can hear by inner monologue: "Schedule? You don't need one of those. Other duties to fulfill? Nope. Movie instead."
1 month, 1 week ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally
Just came home after a week without internet access to find a new DW trailer. I may have squeaked a little when I saw the T. rex.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown
Whenever I hear people complaining about how "Doctor Who isn't the same anymore, this new stuff is stupid and they should have left it the way it was" etc. etc., I will now direct them to this article. Because this is absolutely 100% on the dot. Nicely written.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Why We love Doctor Who
I love the tiny details on the TARDIS console here, like the little blue sparks of electricity. Goes to show that they really put lots of love into these trailers.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Series 8: New Teaser Trailer “I see into your soul, Doctor”
So, what if it's the Dalek Inquisitor General (aka Dalek X?)? Prisoner of the Daleks is still one of my favorite DW novels of all time and I'd be ecstatic if they adapted some of it for Series 8.
Both my excitement and confusion increase exponentially with each update this page gets.
2 months ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave
Nah, she has to be Omega.
2 months ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Returning Characters & Monster
I would've put "Binro was right" on top of the list, but I suppose that's just me. :P
2 months ago on Why the Doomsday Farewell is Not the Greatest