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I like paleontology, Doctor Who, Jurassic Park, and some other things.
Surprised to see the results of the Blink vs. Listen poll - given the comments, I assumed it would be nearly 50/50. Either way, the winning episode would certainly have deserved it.
1 hour, 38 minutes ago on Your Verdict on Listen & Episode Ranking
I'll be needing that memory worm right about now.
1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist
I deliberately put off voting until pretty much the last possible day. In the end I went for Listen. Blink is still amazing and of course infinitely rewatchable, but I feel every time I rewatch Listen, I get something new out of it that I hadn't noticed before, or ask myself more questions that I hadn't considered before.
Basically, Blink is like one of the best steaks you've ever had in your life, while Listen is a fine cheese that gets even better as it ages.
1 day, 2 hours ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen
My only complaint about the Teller's appearance is the stubby little tail-thing. That was a bit weird.
1 day, 2 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist
Well, that ended up being pretty clever! And I have now seen Peter Capaldi in what appears to be a zippered hoodie. 9/10
2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist
Despite the massive clue in the name of the episode, I hadn't actually figured out that time travel was going to play a part in the heist until I read the article. In hindsight - it seems a bit obvious :P Rather looking forward to this one.
4 days ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review
Blink - a Doctor-lite, companion-lite episode that marks the debut of perhaps the most enduring and recognized NuWho monsters, with some great supporting characters, a "wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey" plot at its best, super creepy atmosphere, and some surprisingly touching moments to boot.
Listen - less of a traditional episode and more of a brilliant psychological study of the main character of the show, complemented by some properly scary scenes, surprises around every corner, and THAT fantastic ending - all while seemingly adding bits and pieces to the series' story arc.
The agony of indecision is real.
4 days, 3 hours ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen
The Hinchcliffe/Holmes era of DW is my absolute favorite. I am mightily pleased by that one statement. :P
5 days, 3 hours ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8
I am very glad that this excellent article now exists.
6 days, 2 hours ago on Making Sense of Listen’s Gallifreyan Gallivant
The Teller may be one of the best-looking, best-realized monsters in Doctor Who history. By the looks of it, anyway.
6 days, 20 hours ago on Time Heist Promo Pics
After seeing a picture of the actor who played the mysterious figure under the sheets...I'm inclined to agree, to be honest.
1 week, 1 day ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
...I'm gonna have to go with Schrodinger on this one.
Technically, we're all mad here. :)
1 week, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
Okay, so it took me a while to admit this but Listen is a 10/10. It's one of the best episodes we've had for years.
I'd like to see what an actual, trained psychologist would think of the episode. I'd be very intrigued to see what patterns and themes they would recognize. Unlikely, but it would make for some wonderful observations and discussions.
1 week, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
I was looking forward to this one already...and now I'm even more interested. Also, we need Abslom Daak to star in a future episode ASAP.
1 week, 2 days ago on Next Time: Time Heist
Gotta admit, I chuckled when I saw that he stole the coffee.
Gonna hold off on rating this one for now. It needs quite a bit of time to digested. Was it good? Of course it was. Is it a classic. No. Or at least not right now. I have a feeling that this will be an episode that slowly but surely rises through the list as more people look back on it, years from now.
The best episodes of Doctor Who leave you thinking long after the episode has finished. This is one of those episodes.
As an American, I can generally understand him quite fine. Every now and then I might miss a line - but that's just a consequence of watching an episode the first time, and not the fault of anyone's accent in particular. In any case, a rewatch is always the solution.
1 week, 3 days ago on Is Capaldi’s Accent Causing Issues?
I look forward to reacquainting myself with the back of the sofa next Saturday.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Don’t Worry, We’re Listening
I really liked that scene with the Sheriff. A bad guy doing bad things out of pure badness.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood
To be fair, the Doctor did notice the abnormally sunny climate, which I doubt anyone else would've picked up if he hadn't pointed it out. During the scene where the Sheriff is interrogating Clara, I got the impression that she was just trying to take advantage of the situation - like, indeed, just about every companion would when faced with no other option.
I actually quite liked the ending of Hide, because instead of providing answers it really just opened up many more questions.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Next Time: Listen
I didn't like the title change either, but you bring up a good point. The fact that it was a pun on "Robin of Sherwood" actually did get me thinking that he may have been one of them for a while.
Maybe there's a pattern among the people who end up in Heaven that we haven't spotted yet?
Oh cool. Hopefully they'll put that scene back on the DVD :)
Capaldi's Doctor just oozes sarcasm and I love it.
If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say it was the first robot that ended up zapping itself with the laser. But it was edited well enough that I can't even tell!
This could end up being one of the best episodes of Doctor Who within the past few years. Super excited for this one.
I quite liked that one. An enjoyable, old-fashioned romp. Ben Miller was amazing. 9/10
Let's hope that Clara can actually do Taekwondo properly.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Robot of Sherwood – 12 Hints & Teasers
Don't forget Twex (Twelve/Rex) :P
Both are great episodes, but ultimately Dalek gets my vote. A modern classic.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Face-Off: Dalek vs Into the Dalek
Also, I only just realized that in this picture the Sheriff is holding the sonic.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on BBC Cuts Robot of Sherwood Scene
I'm sure many people (myself included) wouldn't mind at all if the scene was left in. The trouble is, not everyone may feel the same way about the situation.
The decision is probably for the best, I think.
The spoon joke was totally ripped from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves :P
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Clips
I hadn't thought of this until you mentioned it and now I desperately want this to happen.
2 weeks, 6 days 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.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Your Verdict on Deep Breath
He looks so delightfully evil, doesn't he?
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.
3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
Let it be known that Phil Ford is an awesome human being.
3 weeks, 2 days 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.
3 weeks, 2 days 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).
3 weeks, 2 days 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.
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.