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@Whovian @TheCapaldiMasterplan Definitely! It could also explain how River knows the Paternoster Gang - two spinoffs in one!
6 hours, 50 minutes ago on Piper Up for Rose/Meta-Crisis Ten Spin-Off
@Whovian Maybe if Melody Malone were to ever have a series, we could have Amy and Rory return? Perhaps River bumped into them whilst investigating some mystery in the 1940s... *twiddles moustache*
9 hours, 9 minutes ago on Piper Up for Rose/Meta-Crisis Ten Spin-Off
@Elycia @TheCapaldiMasterplan @TheOncomingHurricane @Admin is Admin I don't see how this is not the right place to state it given the topic of the article. Also, there is a huge difference, but most users here often emphasise that the content of their posts are their own opinions unless it's very obvious.
13 hours, 31 minutes ago on Piper Up for Rose/Meta-Crisis Ten Spin-Off
@Elycia @TheOncomingHurricane @Admin is Admin In YOUR opinion. That has to be stressed. She may be the worst companion ever to some people and they should be allowed to express that. You can't tell other people to let you express your opinion without receiving hate, and yet tell other people that their opinion is wrong.
13 hours, 36 minutes ago on Piper Up for Rose/Meta-Crisis Ten Spin-Off
@Elycia @TheOncomingHurricane Actually, they'd be very likely to see it and probably attack you just for having a different opinion as they always do.
13 hours, 49 minutes ago on Piper Up for Rose/Meta-Crisis Ten Spin-Off
@Melkur @SteviePenny :O
13 hours, 50 minutes ago on Piper Up for Rose/Meta-Crisis Ten Spin-Off
@ahunter8056 @TardisBoy Think you'll find it's the other way around - RTD's era is praised as the best Doctor Who has ever been by Americans who have never seen the classic series whilst Moffat's era is wrongly labelled sexist, racist, homophobic, etc.
13 hours, 59 minutes ago on Piper Up for Rose/Meta-Crisis Ten Spin-Off
@Planet of the Deaf @Deus_Ex_Machina What's strange is, by the sound of it, he was writing Series Eight before The Time of the Doctor!
20 hours, 7 minutes ago on New Writer for Series 8?
@The_Doctor_ Phil Ford is writing Episode Two. RTD, on the other hand, I'm not sure is ready to return - his Wizards vs Aliens story last year was a bit of a rehash of The Parting of the Ways. Give him a few more years away and he may be ready to come back and write an episode or two.
1 day, 8 hours ago on New Writer for Series 8?
@DrOswald @Planet of the Deaf @Adherent I don't think The Fires of Pompeii was (James' Children of Earth script was, IIRC) but Planet of the Ood may have just been because of the Ood, what with RTD re-writing The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit as well.
1 day, 9 hours ago on New Writer for Series 8?
@Deus_Ex_Machina I think it may be a union thing with regards to getting American writers for British television because I can't really think of an American writer on a British programme. Also, there doesn't really appear to be any British sci-fi television writers - every writer seems to dabble between different genres, like Adrian Hodges (Primeval and The Musketeers), Steven Moffat (Doctor Who and Coupling), or Ben Richards (Outcasts and Spooks).
I think this article may be attracting some Venetian Vampires. Lot of talk about blood going on...
1 day, 10 hours ago on New Writer for Series 8?
@The Mind Probe @Amy the Consulting Key Ring The almighty Key Ring was joking ;)
@Adherent RTD used the same pot of writers and it didn't seem to be a problem: Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Paul Cornell, Gareth Roberts, Helen Raynor, and Stephen Greenhorn.
@Adherent You mean the same people who've been writing for the show since it returned? You can't just say they're Moffat's 'mates' when they've written episodes under RTD.
@Tennant_Capaldi Hide was good. The Rings of Akhaten suffered from being thrown together at the 'last minute', with the shortest plot since the show returned in 2005, possibly in Doctor Who's 50-year history.
@Smaragdkek @Oodkind I honestly can't think of an RTD Christmas Special I love or enjoy apart from The Runaway Bride which was a decent effort.
5 days, 7 hours ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Dream Run (Episodes 9-13, Specials)
@Timhogan As someone who started watching Doctor Who just a couple of years before it returned in 2005 and someone who prefers Moffat's era, I disagree with the idea that people who like Moffat's era like the drama side of things. Part of the reason I prefer Moffat's era is the exploration of different science fiction elements that occurs as opposed to the overly dramatic storylines from RTD's era. However, agree to disagree.
Personally: Tooth and Claw, The Girl in the Fireplace, Human Nature/The Family of Blood, Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead, and The Waters of Mars.
6 days, 11 hours ago on The Tenth Doctor: Five Favourites
@ahunter8056 Personally, I only enjoyed Tooth and Claw, The Girl in the Fireplace, and The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit. Outside of that, everything was either average or awful.
6 days, 11 hours ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Nightmare Run (Episodes 9-13, Specials)
@DasManiac Even if it were Polly I'm sure people would still like it. If it didn't feature a classic companion, then we'd see what people truly think of the episode itself.
6 days, 12 hours ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Dream Run (Episodes 1-8)
I'm honestly shocked that Closing Time is there rather than Army of Ghosts or The Stolen Earth.
6 days, 12 hours ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Nightmare Run (Episodes 9-13, Specials)
@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.
1 week, 5 days 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.
@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.
2 weeks 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.
2 weeks, 6 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.
2 weeks, 6 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.
3 weeks 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.
3 weeks 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.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 8
@Eternalitis Trailer?! Where?! ;)
3 weeks, 1 day 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.
@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
3 weeks, 1 day 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.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 7
Has to be Dalek - fantastic job by Robert Shearman!
3 weeks, 3 days 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!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Weird and Wonderful
@Ood Michael ...Is this supposed to be for real?
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Torchwood Children of Earth: In Perspective