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@AndrewMedbury @IanOTimelord @The Administrator I thought they were other people's models, hence why they were in the background and why they couldn't really use them seeing as most on screen were in disrepair or being blown up.
4 days, 4 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Asylum of the Daleks
@VortexDan 'Sexist reasoning'? You're... you're joking, right?
@TheBigBadWolf I'm sure many would bring up Hybrid Dalek Sec as neither scary or threatening.
@Mikeyboss182 Compared to Dalek? Definitely. The Parting of the Ways slightly gets on my nerves due to the obvious attack on religion for no reason - and I'm an atheist.
4 days, 5 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Asylum of the Daleks
@JustinRyter Army of Ghosts/Doomsday, Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks, The Stolen Earth/Journey's End don't feature a 'classic cartoon villain that are always defeated without really trying', but Victory of the Daleks does?
@PhotonFromOz Completely disagree: Davros would be a hell of a lot scarier without the Daleks - even Julian's fantastic portrayal couldn't save the character from being sidelined in The Stolen Earth/Journey's End. Also, the 'insane' Dalek Caan wasn't actually a threat to the Doctor, but to Davros and the New Dalek Empire.
5 days, 23 hours ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: RTD Specials
Had to be Vincent and the Doctor. As much as I love The Doctor Dances and Blink, this was an absolutely fantastic, one-of-a-kind episode of Doctor Who and deserves every bit of praise it receives.
1 week, 4 days ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 10
@awkward912 @MowTheFrontLawn @PaddyB It wasn't a severe injury, hence why in that scene in the TARDIS you can see Matt limping as he walks around the console after sipping the custard.
1 week, 4 days ago on Smith’s Regeneration Was Originally More Brutal & Troubling
Again, a tie between The Empty Child, The Satan Pit, The Family of Blood, Forest of the Dead and Hide.
1 week, 5 days ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 9
@The Living Angel The explanation does make sense though - the Doctor can only change events in the future as long as they haven't shaped his past. Clara jumping into his time stream happened and couldn't be changed because it led to him meeting her in the first place, but the Doctor's grave being on Trenzalore was re-writeable. Regarding Amy and Rory: he can't save them now because he couldn't then, and if he saves them now he'll change every moment in his life since then.
1 week, 6 days ago on Moffat Explains Doctor’s Timey Tomb
Tough choice between Father's Day, The Impossible Planet, Human Nature, Silence in the Library and Let's Kill Hitler... Probably a joint tie between Human Nature and Silence in the Library.
1 week, 6 days ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 8
@Eternalitis Trailer?! Where?! ;)
1 week, 6 days ago on Series 8: Episode 3 & 6 Writers & Guest Stars
@Huknar @Amy the Consulting Key Ring Series 7 has an average of about 8.2m whilst Series 2 had 7.78m so that last 'fact' is definitely wrong.
Also: The Empty Child (7.11m) and The Doctor Dances (6.86m); Bad Wolf (6.81m) and The Parting of the Way (6.91m, which isn't a massive increase); Rise of the Cybermen (9.22m) and The Age of Steel (7.63m); The Impossible Planet (6.32m) and The Satan Pit (6.08m); Army of Ghosts (8.19m) and Doomsday (8.22m, which is even less of an increase); Human Nature (7.74m) and The Family of Blood (7.21m); Utopia (7.84m) and The Sound of Drums (7.51m), although Last of the Time Lords was a massive increase in comparison to previous years; The Sontaran Stratagem (7.06m) and The Poison Sky (6.53m); The Time of Angels (8.59m) and Flesh and Stone (8.5m); The Pandorica Opens (7.57m) and The Big Bang (6.7m); The Impossible Astronaut (8.86m) and Day of the Moon (7.3m); and The Rebel Flesh (7.35m) and The Almost People (6.72m).
The fact that more two-parters had a decrease in ratings for the second part than an increase shows that Moffat, once again, was telling the truth!
@BeyondThePolice @TheCapaldiMasterplan @Moxx And two very fantastic stories for Wizards vs Aliens!
@Chronos the Fannibal I'd love Joel Wyman to write something. His Fringe episodes were brilliant and Almost Human is superb in the right order.
@The Finn @edoe101 @Huknar Given what's been confirmed about the episodes, it isn't happening. But it wouldn't be impossible, especially when you look at how brilliantly The Sign of Three worked with three writers.
@Baker Street Also: Paul Cornell, James Moran and Simon Nye.
@Malohkeh @georgehind137 The only argument for a two-parter, for me, is for the finale. Whilst The Name of the Doctor was fantastic, The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang was on another level. I'd love to see Moffat do something like that again for Series Eight, even if the rest of the series is made of standalone episodes.
2 weeks ago on Series 8: Episode 3 & 6 Writers & Guest Stars
@georgehind137 @Malohkeh But there have still been cliffhangers without two-parters (Closing Time, The Crimson Horror, The Name of the Doctor). With regards to expanding the story, I think a better idea is making each episode an hour long rather than stretching an idea out even longer.
@DasManiac Thompson, no. Gareth, on the other hand, has written great-to-fantastic episodes! Just because you don't like them, doesn't mean your opinion is fact.
@Moxx Completely agree! The only episodes of his I haven't liked are The Unicorn and the Wasp and Planet of the Dead.
@The Finn @TheCapaldiMasterplan He could play a member of the Medici family instead. I just want to see Mark write an episode about Da Vinci now XD
2 weeks ago on Series 8: Da Vinci’s Demons’ Tom Riley Cast
Could he be playing Da Vinci? That'd be an interesting era for Mark to explore and it'd be a move away from the Victorian period for those who seem to hate it. Either way, the guest cast this series is fantastic!
Tough choice between Amy's Choice and A Good Man Goes To War... but the epic scale of A Good Man Goes To War wins it for me.
2 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 7
Has to be Dalek - fantastic job by Robert Shearman!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 6
You know when you listen to a word over and over again and it just doesn't sound real anymore? Yeah, that's happened with this entire show. I can't even call it Doctor Who!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Weird and Wonderful
@Ood Michael ...Is this supposed to be for real?
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Torchwood Children of Earth: In Perspective
@TimeLordLiam Start from Everything Changes. Quite a few important concepts and things from character's histories appear throughout Series One, plus there's quite a few great episodes (Ghost Machine, Small Worlds, Countrycide, Greeks Bearing Gifts, They Keep Killing (using its original spoiler-free title there), Out of Time, and the fantastic two-part finale).
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Torchwood Children of Earth: In Perspective
@VERITASERUMUK Every episode of Miracle Day could have been stuck together to form five hour-long episodes. The problem Miracle Day suffered from was that it didn't have an actual plot, just a tagline from which the episodes were constructed. Take Dead of Night, for instance: only the beginning and the end of the episodes have anything to do with the rest of the series.
@DavidChippa The reason we haven't had a new series isn't financial (Starz's CEO has said he'd loved for the show to return) but because RTD has been busy what with his new shows on Channel 4, Wizards vs Aliens and personal matters.
@cosmictea @TheCapaldiMasterplan @Master Michael Moon @Oodkind Your words, not mine. If you've actually read my comments, I recommended Jane Espenson as a fantastic female sci-fi writer and would also agree with Catherine Tregenna. For future reference, what actually strengthens an argument is not making up quotations.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Gatiss Confirms Two Capaldi Eps, Hints at Jane Austen Story
1. The Eleventh Hour / 2. The Beast Below / 3. A Town Called Mercy / 4. The Girl in the Fireplace and The Doctor's Wife / 5. Flesh and Stone
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 1-5 Recap
Seeing as there are only two good episodes on that list, it has to be Flesh and Stone (although The Angels Take Manhattan comes really close).
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 5
@DW_girl This! This is my list, although I'd change the ratings a bit.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 4
@Master Michael Moon @TheCapaldiMasterplan @cosmictea @Oodkind Of course there are (looking at you The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe), but it doesn't mean The Sontaran Stratagem and The Poison Sky aren't still bad. Wooden characters you're expected to care about (Ross, Colonel Mace), that awful cliffhanger/catchphrase shout-a-thon, criminal underuse of Wilf and Sylvia, unemotive resolution, to name just a few problems.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Gatiss Confirms Two Capaldi Eps, Hints at Jane Austen Story
@Mikeyboss182 I think the fact that Episode Three's writer has yet to be confirmed hints at it being by a new writer, either well-known or someone we may not know of.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Gatiss Confirms Two Capaldi Eps, Hints at Jane Austen Story
@hybries @TheCapaldiMasterplan And now that appears to be case from Mark's tweet ;)
@DaireConstantineOReilly Just because they were Communist (not strictly accurate, but whatever) doesn't mean they weren't human. If you can't sympathise with another human being, then that's on you.
@cosmictea @TheCapaldiMasterplan @geronimon Just because they are male doesn't mean there's no variety - they all have different amounts of experience, not only in television, but working within the Whoniverse.
@cosmictea @Oodkind Helen Raynor's the last person anyone wants to return considering both of her stories were absolutely awful (especially compared to her brilliant Torchwood episodes).
Whilst it would be fantastic to have a female writer on board (someone who knows what they're doing, like Jane Espenson), it's important to note that not having one isn't damaging the show in any way. Also, it's important to remember the large number of women who have worked (and also currently do) on the show behind-the-scenes over the last nine years.
@xMvP RAMPAGEX Personally:
Episode One - The Eleventh Hour
Episode Two - The Beast Below
Episode Three - A Town Called Mercy
The others would be:
Episode Four - The Doctor's Wife and The Girl in the Fireplace (honestly impossible to choose between)
Episode Five - Flesh and Stone
Episode Six - Dalek (although The Snowmen comes close)
Episode Seven - A Good Man Goes To War
Episode Eight - Father's Day
Episode Nine - The Family of Blood and Forest of the Dead
Episode Ten - The Doctor Dances and Vincent and the Doctor
Episode Eleven - The God Complex
Episode Twelve - The Pandorica Opens
Episode Thirteen - The Big Bang
Episode Fourteen - The Name of the Doctor (because it's the only one XD)
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 3
@YaelMoise Fair enough. Although if you remove Sarah Jane's return from the equation, it's an awful episode.
@TheRoastNewt Mainly because Rose is the one who first asks "Who's she?" with an accusing tone because she assumes the Doctor's going after another woman. Anyone else would have asked "Who are you and why are you in a school at night?" or something like that.
A Town Called Mercy, without a doubt. Not only the better of Toby's two in the above, but the best on that list overall.
@geronimon @TheCapaldiMasterplan If you provide genuine evidence of that interview...
Also, the lack of new writers doesn't disprove the fact that the show does have a decent variety of writers: Phil Ford, who's written for Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures since 2007; Mark Gatiss, who has had nearly a decade of experience working on the show; Neil Gaiman, critically acclaimed author; Neil Cross, who is essentially 'new'; and Gareth Roberts, who's written for both Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures. On top of this, there are still writers who haven't been confirmed or announced yet (such as Jack Lothian and the writer of Episode Three) so we have no idea who else Moff has secured for the series.
@IceDaleks He may have said that but he was most likely joking. Even David used to take it a series at a time because you never how you may feel later on or what personal things may happen in the future that make you want to leave.
@geronimon Apart from Stephen Thompson, the show already has a decent variety of writers.
3 weeks ago on Gatiss Confirms Two Capaldi Eps, Hints at Jane Austen Story
@Oodkind Eccleston left because of problems behind the scenes, whereas Capaldi (like Matt) is taking it a series at a time. Also, it's impossible to tell if it's one episode this year and one episode next year.
@hybries You have no idea if it's two Series Eight episodes or one this year and one next year. Personally, considering Cold War was good and The Crimson Horror was fantastic, I can live with two episodes from Mark.