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@Huknar The average length of an episode this series appears to be about 47/48 minutes (although Episode 5 is about 46). Chances are the stories this time around will be a lot more concise and straightforward to fit in those moments.
14 hours, 32 minutes ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up
@SirTrey @TheCapaldiMasterplan @PaddyB @AlessandroArsuffi @jamesanash101 I prefer the characters in The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood, but the story of 42 is more tragic.
14 hours, 35 minutes ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up
@dragonsfyre @ Notsosmartguy is superior again!!!!!!!!! @ClaireAbraham @Rani Nose Those who are unhappy will always be more vocal than those who are satisfied. Obviously more people love the show as it has been than dislike it - how else would the show have over 77 million viewers worldwide if it was a complete mess? Just because you don't like the direction the show has taken, don't exaggerate and claim that over 40 million people are watching a show they don't like. RE Moffat and Twitter: as he has said before, he doesn't have time to run two incredibly successful shows as well as pay attention to the abuse he is receiving from people who think they are entitled to dictate the direction he takes the show in. Seriously, if Moffat's Who was as bad as your hyperbolic statements claim it is, then the Beeb would have fired him, not let him continue running the show.
14 hours, 47 minutes ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up
@dragonsfyre @ Notsosmartguy is superior again!!!!!!!!! @ClaireAbraham This is an absolutely ridiculous argument. Magazine making comment about tonal shift of show != Doctor Who is no longer a serious programme. Some serious comprehension failure there.
14 hours, 55 minutes ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up
@TheNightmareChild sees into your soul! @HitchcockWhovian @newhorizons Out of 13 episodes, I only like 4. Then throw in Rose Tyler and the series just becomes unbearable XD
14 hours, 59 minutes ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up
@ Notsosmartguy is superior again!!!!!!!!! @microbat98 There were a couple of duds but overall it was enjoyable. Plus: Hide, The Crimson Horror, The Name of the Doctor!
15 hours, 1 minute ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up
@LGwalchmai95 @Amy is Hannibal One of my favourites is City of Death for the wit, the intelligence, and the random appearance from John Cleese.
17 hours, 22 minutes ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up
@PaddyB @AlessandroArsuffi @jamesanash101 I've never understood the hate for 42. It's my favourite Who episode by Chris Chibnall.
17 hours, 24 minutes ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up
@YaelMoise @AlessandroArsuffi @jamesanash101 Agreed. I don't understand the love for Blink when this story exists. Blink is good, but Silence and Forest is a fantastic story with David and Catherine's best performance.
19 hours, 11 minutes ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up
@allons_ywibblywobbly Series 3 was the only one of Tennant's I really loved (or even liked) so it is good to hear.
19 hours, 15 minutes ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up
@DasManiac @Rani Nose Really? I'd love some of what you're taking because they are still the same after 9 years, even though ratings are falling across the board. Maybe avoid commenting on TV ratings for a country you don't live in.
19 hours, 17 minutes ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up
@TheCyberDoctor is Undead The height was one of my favourite changes with the New Paradigm Daleks - it makes a lot more sense for the Doctor to stare his arch enemy in the eyestalk rather than looking slightly down at them like a disappointed parent. The hunch, on the other hand: whilst I understand its purpose, the fact that we've never seen the weapons inside makes it a pointless and hideous addition, as if the Daleks were on the verge of bursting out of their casing.
1 day, 18 hours ago on Time to Regenerate the Daleks?
@supermoff @Notsosmartguy Chances are they still will. It's sad that the Drones didn't become the standard Dalek foot soldier like they should have (and did in the game City of the Daleks) and were replaced by the rather stale Time War Daleks they replaced. But, with the new Parliament, I'm expecting any future stories might involve the Paradigm in some shape or form (obviously not Into the Dalek by the looks of it).
@MetamorphmagusWho Oh, and I forgot Nathan Fillion who desperately needs to appear in Who at some point during Capaldi's era.
2 days, 19 hours ago on Zoe Saldana Wants Doctor Who Role
@MetamorphmagusWho Thirded. I'm not a massive Marvel fan, but the cast is just absolutely fantastic: Karen Gillan, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Josh Brolin - the list goes on!
@Kylephantom4 @Master Michael Moon Andrew's British really seeing as he's lived most of his life in Britain (although born in LA). It's the John Barrowman scenario :)
@Notsosmartguy That and the next 3 Avatar films. Although it'd be great if she was even in just one episode - imagine the ratings for an episode featuring a current Hollywood star!
2 days, 20 hours ago on Zoe Saldana Wants Doctor Who Role
@Planet of the Deaf That probably makes no sense at all :D
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer
@Planet of the Deaf I kind of wonder whether Twelve's journey to become the Doctor will be complete at the end of Deep Breath. Personally, I hope it'll take a few episodes because it'd be nice to have the Doctor explore who the Doctor is, finally understanding who he has become after having been oblivious to his transformation for so long.
@YaelMoise @TheCapaldiMasterplan @Huknar I know what you mean - it feels as though the Doctor's heading into a war, rather than having just survived one.
@Huknar @TheCapaldiMasterplan @Friend of the Ood Kasterborous reported that the leaked scripts had the running times for the episodes on the covers. Although, Deep Breath is technically 79 minutes, and 2 to 5 are under 50 minutes.
@Friend of the Ood I get the feeling that there are certain CGI shots yet to be completed even for the early episodes (although Deep Breath must be nearly complete seeing as it debuts in less than a month) so they're just reusing shots for the trailer that will be similar to their counterparts. Or, making Deep Breath 80 minutes has forced them to make minor cutbacks.
@YaelMoise @Huknar Personally, the trailer only seems to represent a change in style, but the show still seems to be the same. Of course, having what appears to be a large scale Dalek episode very early on doesn't scream 'fun' or 'light', but there's every possibility that it could be (which may be a good or a bad thing).
@Notsosmartguy sells propane and propaneaccessories I think there's a bit of confusion between gothic and dark. Personally, this trailer shows that whilst there is a slight stylistic transformation, there's still the same fun, whimsy and mystery that makes the show what it is.
@Sontaran dretsfelusumalo That's what Notsosmartguy is saying, but that it needs to be a character who hasn't died at all and also won't return after their death.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Where Doctor Who Could Improve and How
@joseffwilliams This argument comes up frequently but it's still false; the Victorian era has been the setting of 2-and-a-half episodes over the last 4 years. With regards to your other statement: from just Series 7, seven episodes were in the past, six in the future and two around the present day.
@The_Doctor_ Asylum was just as anticipated as Deep Breath is. I have faith in the Whovians who will see this not to reveal anything.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Series 8: Watch Deep Breath First
@Planet of the Deaf To be honest, apart from that, most of the episode had been leaked before that screening.
@Evil Abed The difference is that the show is made in Wales and partially funded by the Welsh people, so a few of them (and other British people) getting to see the episode first isn't that big of a deal.
@SonicTheHedgehogRules @Creepy_Ghoul @Chris502 @Huknar This. The Doctor pitted solely against Davros would make for the most intense 45 minutes ever.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Series 8: New Teaser Trailer “I see into your soul, Doctor”
Agreed. We need something along the lines of All The Strange Strange Creatures for Series 8 trailers!
There's something I want to mention but because (thankfully) no-one has brought it up, I think it's safer not to. Very intrigued to see how this episode goes, especially with a cast full of child actors - either a hit or a failed risk in the making.
4 weeks ago on Series 8: Frank Cottrell Boyce Confirmed
@ExplosiveCookie @Seaborn W Deadman There are also those patterned frames, one of which could belong to a painting (miniaturised Gallifrey Falls No More, perhaps?).
1 month ago on Series 8 Airdate Confirmed, New Trailer & Image
@TARDISkey221B It's like the Series Five soundtrack cover with Matt running towards the camera and Karen doing a pose in the background.
@Notsosmartguy @TheOncomingSnow @TardisBoy Bit off topic, but do you not like the rumours for the film? Personally, I like the idea of having the major superheroes (Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern) cameo before they have their solo films (which are strangely coming after Justice League, but oh well).
@Amy's on the Mofflex Diet I agree, but they are really nice when it's late at night and you're tucked up in bed or on the sofa and want to relax. That's mainly how I watch The Day of the Doctor and The Five Doctors.
@DaftDalek I wouldn't mind it if the lighting has changed, to be honest. It's like having a brand new desktop theme without actually having a new one.
@Huknar @Planet of the Deaf 75 minutes would be great for not only introducing Capaldi and setting up the relationship between Twelve and Clara, but also to squeeze in a normal-length story.
@TheOncomingSnow @Tennant_Capaldi It's for that reason I'm speculating 75 minutes, maybe 80 if I want to be extremely optimistic.
@JolomontheCube On an even lighter note: 4 years ago today, the Doctor was erased from existence and this show never existed o_O
1 month ago on No Doctor Who Panel At San Diego Comic-Con 2014
@Malohkeh @Mr 11 There was a SDCC trailer in 2011? The only ones I remember being talked about were the Day of the Doctor trailer last year and The End of Time trailer in 2009.
@TheArnold Unless that fifth episode is the Christmas Special seeing as that's part of the 13 episodes commissioned for this year.
1 month ago on Series 8: The Almost Complete Line-Up
@DaireConstantineOReilly Game of Thrones is pretty much British/Irish even though it's produced for American TV, and since when did Harry Potter become American?
1 month ago on Doomsday Farewell Declared Greatest Sci-Fi Moment
To see this win actually hurts. There are so many moments which are much better than this, such as the Red Wedding in Game of Thrones, or the moment when Walter sacrifices himself in Fringe.
@Gustaff RTD has very little to do with Wizards vs Aliens; his partner's ill health was what prevented him from making a new series straight away.
1 month, 1 week ago on Is Torchwood: Miracle Day Unfairly Criticised?
@Deus_Ex_Machina It's Journey, Bells, Day and Time which aren't represented for Series 7. Closing Time isn't represented for Series 6 either, nor The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone and Amy's Choice for Series 5, and Planet of the Ood and Midnight for Series 4.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
@Planet of the Deaf I have the feeling that the Christmas Special will be filmed in September like the last few years (apart from The Snowmen). Gives the crew a break, let's the cast do other things and better weather for filming really. Then, maybe an Easter Special followed by Series Nine filming in November?
2 months ago on Two-Part Finale for Series 8
@giddir To be honest, I don't think they actually pay much attention to the quality of scripts otherwise Planet of the Dead probably would never have been made.
2 months ago on Doctor Who Could Have Ended With Tennant
This shows just how little faith the BBC had in Doctor Who back then. Hopefully, when Moffat leaves in the next four years (assuming he stays until the end of Capaldi's era), the BBC don't have the same fears and actually pull the plug.
@Master Michael Moon Quality is very subjective, but obviously Moffat's doing something right otherwise the show wouldn't be so popular worldwide, more so than in any other era. Also, this was before Moffat even took over, back in 2008/2009.