Doctor Who fan - Favourite story: The Talons of Weng-Chiang.
Favourite Doctor: William Hartnell.
Favourite Companion: Ian Chesterton.
Love & Monsters is brilliant - forget the haters.
@The Finn @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen Reminds me of Doctor Who and The Curse of the Fatal Death. There shouldn't be polls from now on. There should just be role play fights where the commenters on DWTV choose their gladiators.
1 day, 14 hours ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Final)
@The Finn @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen You can't, you can't. I already shrank you! That's cheating!!
@The Finn @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen *Gets out the tissue compression eliminator*
1 day, 15 hours ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Final)
@ilyootha Hasn't quite got the beard for it.
Stares DWTV voters straight in the eyes "You will vote for me, you will vote for me"
@ThetaSigma never existed "Time" - The Time Monster? The Invasion of Time? Timelash? Time and the Rani? The Time Meddler? Time Heist? The Time of the Doctor?
2 days, 9 hours ago on Doctor Who: Fifty-One Favourites (Part 1)
@Clara Bosswald @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen @Antee991166 I can see what you mean but I'm not too sure. Every time someone chastises the lack of a monster in the old historicals I imagine the quite frankly unnecessary giant monster in The Fires of Pompeii.
@Ivegotkidneys #UnpopularOpinion I like parts 2-4.
@TheCosmicHobo2 I like this list. Mine stays consistent too. A story has to do a hell of a lot to break into it.
@Antee991166 @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen Some people find 60s Doctor Who difficult (particularly 63-66) but I find a good majority of Hartnell's stuff an absolute joy to watch.
I'm in love with the historicals.
We all have our favourites and rewatching them reaffirms our love for the show, reminding us of the high points. It's one thing to be critical when you're not happy with something but it always feels so much better to make lists of your favourites and explain what you love about them. Great article.
I have a top ten:
The Talons of Weng-Chiang (I know it has a rubbish giant rat, but I love it)
Genesis of the Daleks
The War Games
The Tomb of the Cybermen
The Evil of the Daleks (Even from recons)
The Caves of Androzani
The Romans (I'm serious, watch it over)
2 days, 10 hours ago on Doctor Who: Fifty-One Favourites (Part 1)
@supermoff @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen Dunno about that.
2 days, 13 hours ago on Tate: Donna Return Unlikely
Good job. Sequels are never as good.
Nicholas Briggs and Marc Platt have been my calls for a while. I want to see what the writer of the mindf**k story is Ghost Light does with NuWho. Terrence Dicks would be an amazing recall, but it's just not going to happen.
3 days, 9 hours ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond
@Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen Mathieson probably isn't listed because it's hardly a case of bringing him back. He hasn't really gone anywhere yet.
Series 1 only third? I can't help taking this as a personal insult and I didn't even write it.
3 days, 9 hours ago on New Who Finale Face-Off: Your Top 8
@supermoff Good team, but all of them together would mean more single-part stories.
4 days, 15 hours ago on Torchwood’s Catherine Tregenna Penning Series 9 Story
Good to see a writer from the Whoniverse writing for the show again. I personally adored series 1 and 2 of Torchwood.
4 days, 16 hours ago on Torchwood’s Catherine Tregenna Penning Series 9 Story
Oh and my favourite is Hartnell. He's great.
5 days, 9 hours ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?
Christopher Eccleston. The first story I saw was Resurrection of the Daleks on UKTV Gold but I was younger and barely knew what the hell I was watching.
Eccleston brought it to saturday nights and honestly, I couldn't ask for much more from a first Doctor. From his first series I was hooked and have been watching ever since.
While others I knew stopped watching after 3 or so years I continued because I could see the endless limits of the concept and because I knew I really could put my full attention into the programme that gave me that amazing 13-week run in 2005. Beforehand I had never seen anything new on British TV that was as unique as this.
This is actually a departure they could get away with hiding as they don't film series 9 until January.
5 days, 11 hours ago on A Hint on Jenna Coleman’s Future?
Perfectly, summarised. My favourite Doctor and a groundbreaking era. It's amazing to think that after 51 years we're still watching a series with the same main character and same blue time machine. The ideas in the foundation of the series have never really got old.
5 days, 11 hours ago on Doctor Who In Perspective 1963-1966
@Planet of the Deaf @MrRazza, Lord Tony of Blackburn Then there's the ol' faithful who continue whatever. Us. Those prepared to watched still-recons, 12 part Hartnell stories and even The Twin Dilemma just so they could say they've seen it all and still watch every new episode like clockwork.
1 week, 1 day ago on With a Doctor this Dark, Who Needs Enemies?
@MrRazza, Lord Tony of Blackburn It's not easy when you don't connect with the lead actor but then that's change. I also never connected with Smith but you stick with the series whoever the main star is. I don't know whether it happened but I wonder if there was anybody who didn't connect with Tom Baker during his SEVEN year spell.
Throughout this series, I thought The Doctor's character was the reason a lot of the focus was placed on Clara, because audiences would struggle to completely trust a protagonist who shows disregard for feelings and acts cold. This series Clara became the protagonist because she puts the viewers at ease in the way that The Twelfth Doctor can't. For me it made this series unique, unsettling and exciting because the dynamic has massively changed.
@calliarcale @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen Yes, it is indeed one of the two great tragedies of Doctor Who, Colin Baker not getting a third series. The other being Paul McGann not even getting one.
1 week, 1 day ago on Capaldi Didn’t Want Twelve to Be Likeable
The last time that approach was tried was with Colin Baker. You decide how much of a success that was. After Peter Davison whose Doctor was very nice and likeable suddenly audiences got treated to an egotistical mean Doctor wearing a gaudy multi-coloured jacket strangling his companion.
In terms of unlikeable Doctors, the bar was set very high (or low).
Admittedly The Sixth Doctor's character was toned down for Big Finish.
Delgado, very easy.
1 week, 1 day ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)
@NotsoSmartguy Watch the others so you can vote for one of them. Honestly, Roberts is the worst Master. Take my word for it.
@supermoff Lovely, good to see the stats!! :)
1 week, 2 days ago on Series 8: A Numbery-Wumbery Breakdown
"Santa is real and not evil"
ARTICLE SOURCE: Steven Moffat
Santa's definitely the bad guy.
1 week, 2 days ago on Christmas Special: Santa is Real, Not Evil
Happy birthday. My favourite companion ever. His character had everything you possibly want in a companion.
1 week, 2 days ago on Happy Birthday, William Russell
3 series is good for any Doctor. Any more than that is a bonus.
1 week, 2 days ago on Capaldi Doesn’t Plan to Regenerate “For a While”
@TheNightmareChild @SirTrey Oh wow
1 week, 3 days ago on Finale Face-Off (Series 1-8)
I voted for the series 1 finalé. It really is so good even after 9 years.
I love the Moff's contribution to the series. Some stuff I love and other stuff I don't but I never really question his ability to write for the programme.
Now excuse me while I crawl off into the corner and watch The Empty Child.
1 week, 3 days ago on Moffat’s Best Monsters, Tricks & Stories (So Far)
@supermoff As much as I love The Silence, I can't help thinking "of all time" is a slight exaggeration from the programme that introduced the Daleks.
I think it's a good idea to have a new companion to give the current Doctor more space to break away from the remnants of the last one. Moffat could actually then tailor the new companion to perfectly suit The Twelfth Doctor.
1 week, 3 days ago on Moffat Can’t Confirm Jenna Coleman for Series 9
@Clara Prefect He says it's his favourite Doctor Who novel.
1 week, 3 days ago on Happy Birthday, Steven Moffat!
Happy birthday, you legend.
@floppy_who @Oliver J. "cool" Or according to some early reports, Paul Daniels *shudder*
1 week, 3 days ago on Capaldi Turned Down 8th Doctor Audition
After a series that's seen The Doctor face up to Daleks, Cybermen, Clockwork Droids, The Master, The Sheriff of Nottingham and fear itself the only thing left to say is:
Great work, Moffat and the gang. Thanks for the hard work and dedication you put in to give us an amazing series.
1 week, 4 days ago on Doctor Who TV Readers’ Final Series 8 Episode Ranking
@TheOncomingFish Doctor Who is in no way running out of ideas. It's fresh and brilliant.
1 week, 4 days ago on BBC Declares Series 8 A Triumph
@somebodylovesyou.exe @Padaster What ARE the round things?
1 week, 4 days ago on Capaldi Hoping for New TARDIS
@Scootersfood is in love with The Mistress How about hands-free? Who needs a sonic?
@Ivegotkidneys @Huknar Well series 5 & 6 had the same title sequence, same theme arrangement, same TARDIS interior/exterior, same Doctor, same costume, same companions, same sonic screwdriver, same logo, same number of episodes and same episode length.
It was just how the episodes were broadcast that was a bit different.
I let out an embarrassing squee when I saw the pre-credit sequence with all the previous Doctors, in front of my girlfriend.
Okay, it was exciting at the time but since I have come to the realisation that it's not actually that great. It tricks fans into thinking it's a good episode with nostalgia.
1 week, 5 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 7
@ElyotWren It's about how many households watch it.
1 week, 5 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@Aspiring Lion How would you have cheated The Doctor's death?
1 week, 6 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 6