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.
It seems also that many people are hoping we see Faye Marsey in next year's awards.
1 day, 9 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 1)
Makes sense. All good results really. Looking back, I actually would have chosen Tom Riley for guest actor.
I think The Doctor's characterisation this series has been superb. It was an absolute pleasure to behold because it kept me on the edge of my seat and actually it would have been very hard to get right as I believe the point making his character harsh and cold was to distinguish him from Smith and Tennant.
What would be interesting to see this series is a different side to his personality and if Peter Capaldi stays on for long enough we could have the most well-formed incarnation yet.
I wish the writing team well for this coming year and hope we get as good a series as we got last year.
2 days, 5 hours ago on Is Twelve Really So Different to Previous Doctors?
@HeyProfessor @LordWhovian His performance succeeded but the film didn't. I hope that's what they were trying to say.
2 days, 9 hours ago on Why A Doctor Who Movie Is A Good Idea
I think Doctor Who should stay on TV. I always prefer watching it its current format. It's just my personal preference but I like films as individual and not part of a series. For me, that's part of the magic of cinema, that you can watch a complete story in a complete fictional world in the space of a few hours and be satisfied with an ending as it is.
I can understand the appeal though and I would watch a Doctor Who film. It would be a huge success judging by the reception to The Day of the Doctor.
I'd have Russell T Davies writing it. It would be a great return to the show.
3 days, 4 hours ago on Why A Doctor Who Movie Is A Good Idea
Definitely Peter Capaldi. He's been almost perfect. The show is in safe hands.
4 days, 5 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #15: Outstanding Debut
Series 8 for me. Just got the series 5 DVD (a few years too late) and I enjoyed it so much all over again but I absolutely bloody loved series 8 more than any Moffat series.
5 days, 4 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #14: Moffat Series
Well I'm not going to argue that Downton Abbey is bad but I do feel this year's series of Doctor Who more than any other year has fit the tag 'drama' and was actually very good. It should have got something but at least it was nominated and they showed a good clip.
6 days, 5 hours ago on 2015 National Television Awards UPDATE
Woo! David Tennant got a special recognition award.
6 days, 6 hours ago on 2015 National Television Awards UPDATE
@Planet of the Deaf I think they mean 'story' rather than episode because the finalé was made up of two episodes nd saying 'story' groups them together.
6 days, 7 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #13: TV Story
I went with Mummy on the Orient Express, but I loved Robot of Sherwood, Deep Breath and Listen. Every story provided something great.
6 days, 8 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #13: TV Story
@The Lazy Cat of CATS I did love every episode. It was such an amazing series. I don't get the masses of comments I've seen online of people saying "Peter Capaldi was good but the writing let him down" - You know how often I saw that? I take offence at that and I'm only fan.
Having said that, I did see a comment on another forum which perfectly sums up Doctor Who's reception every year. "Sometimes no-one hates the show as much as its fans."
I went with Listen. It may not be a big unexpected jolty cliffhanger, but it's so incredibly intriguing. When I first saw it I thought "Is he talking to us, the audience?" It's almost as if he is and there is nothing that grabs your attention more than a character almost directly addressing you.
1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #12: Pre-Title Sequence
@ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @ Notsosmartguy @Ivegotkidneys 8 > 1 > 5 > 4 > 3 > 2 > 7 > 6 for me.
1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #11: Writer
@PhotonFromOz Not as yet, but I can believe any role in which Tom Baker portrays madness.
1 week ago on Happy Birthday, Tom Baker!
To the brilliant Tom Baker. A very happy birthday and many happy returns. Since you started on the show, you've always held a special place in the hearts of fans and the British public.
You will always be Doctor Who.
@Malohkeh @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen @TardisBoy! I know it's not a really popular story but a trailer for the release of The Underwater Menace was featured on The Moonbase DVD (I think it was that one) so I'm still waiting for that because it was like it was promised. I presume they were going to animate it as the condition for animating a missing story is that at least half of the episodes must exist. This means that The Crusade is also viable.
I was looking forward to seeing Professor Zaroff's insanity in glorious cartoon vision.
1 week, 1 day ago on On Thin Ice: The Future of the Ice Warriors
@Malohkeh @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen @TardisBoy! Recons and I've read it. Excellent reading material. There's an animated recon, which is always a plus.
@TardisBoy! The Ice Warriors is my absolute favourite Ice Warrior story. It needs to be seen.
@ Notsosmartguy Sontarans definitely need a proper return as a villain. We only really had the one dedicated story on screen since 2005.
@The Cosmic Dodo I loved Robot of Sherwood as well. I can't be the only who when deciding to re-watch a series 8 episode again automatically goes with Robot of Sherwood.
1 week, 1 day ago on Best of 2014 Awards #11: Writer
I'm going with Steven Moffat. From the moment I saw Deep Breath, I was astounded by how good he could potentially be this year. It's one of my favourites of the series. A perfect introduction to a new Doctor and at times so clever.
Listen was a work of pure brilliance reminiscent of the one-off stories he wrote pre-showrunner. I think we can often look at his specials and openers and finalés and forget how good he is at the one-off offerings. It's why we loved him in the first place.
He gave us a brilliant Christmas special and Dark Water which was so dark, twisted and clever it took me completely by surprise. He brought back The Master in style and if that wasn't enough he oversaw a series full of quality and hired a team of brilliant writers and directors who put their all into entertaining and intriguing fans.
If this series has made me realise anything it's that for all the moments of his writing I have disliked there have been far, far, far more moments I have liked and I salute this beautiful man.
I would also give credit to every other writer this series (yes EVERY other writer).
@Ian Chatterton Give it to BBC Films. It would make complete sense.
1 week, 2 days ago on Russell T Davies Interested in Writing A Doctor Who Movie
@DawnTime They're both brilliant writers.
Doctor Who II - sequel to the Paul McGann film.
I jest of course. That would be shocking. The Day of the Doctor was already like a Doctor Who film. I'm satisfied with what we got.
Anything could happen this series, it's so exciting. I think the fact that Clara returned for it make it all the more interesting.
1 week, 3 days ago on Speculating on Series 9’s Big Cliffhanger (Part 1)
An article worthy of praise and a very worthy episode to analyse.
I enjoyed this one. I love all those unique stories that offer fresh perspectives. It was reminiscent of The Mind Robber and The Celestial Toymaker. It does actually remind of some of the absurdity of the Hartnell and Troughton years mixed with the fanaticism of Turn Left (Which is in my top 20 stories ever).
If the old people attacking Amy and co. was too silly for some, what the hell was the morris dancer attack in the popular story The Dæmons?
1 week, 4 days ago on The Lord of the Dream: Amy’s Choice in Perspective
@Malohkeh It was a bit 'arty' at times during The Day of the Doctor but then there were some absolute epic shots so it's mixed for me.
1 week, 4 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #10: Director
Went for Paul Murphy. Robot(s) of Sherwood was superbly directed.
Deep Breath's score was interesting.
1 week, 5 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #9: Music
You know who won't be in it? Ianto.
1 week, 6 days ago on Barrowman Reveals New Torchwood Plans
TWO PARTER!!! Yessssss! Love 'em, love 'em.
1 week, 6 days ago on Toby Whithouse Two-parter Confirmed for Series 9
I'm still waiting for the "implosion" that was promised in Nightmare in Silver.
2 weeks ago on Neil Gaiman on Nightmare in Silver Reception
I said The Mummy. It was creepy and actually well designed. I also like that it turned out to be a soldier.
2 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #7: New Monster
@Gustaff It looked like one of those rubbish pokémon you'd only catch to complete your collection.
@The Lazy Cat is in a Hugging Mood @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen Im' kind of referring to the way that their relationship suddenll changed all the time in series 8.
2 weeks ago on Is Clara Really in All of Series 9?
@The Lazy Cat is in a Hugging Mood I think it's most likely that the Doctor decides he doesn't want her with him anymore considering how it's been played so far by the writers.
Not sure about the Shona thing though. Why would they have kept it secret for this long when they know that they're doing location filming?
Clockwork Droids because they don't appear all the time like the Daleks and the Cybermen.
2 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #6: Returning Monster
Typical! I'm in Spain but I'm leaving to-morrow. It's just like when they filmed at St Paul's. I live in in London but was away at the time. I seem to move away from the cast and crew whenever they're near me.
2 weeks ago on Series 9 Filming in Spain
@floppy_who @The2015oftheDoctor! Now I like Doctor Who in the Autmn but I also like Doctor Who in the spring.. but which is better? There's only one way to find out...
2 weeks, 1 day ago on When Is the Best Time to Watch Doctor Who?
@Mikeyboss182 Always had to watch the Classic stories whole for me. It felt wrong leaving them hanging.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on When Is the Best Time to Watch Doctor Who?
I never binge watch any programme. Maybe I'm weird.
Autumn because it's dark early and there are no big holidays..
Saturday - needs no explanation.
7pm. 7pm. 7pm.
@DoctarHoo Amen to that.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on 9 Predictions for Doctor Who Series 9…
@Wolfie VII I do like her as a companion, but she's no Jamie.
My biggest wish is that the complaints about rating would just stop and I don`t want a spin-off or a 10th anniversary special.
But I do want Omega! (Mwahahaha)
@Teeth and Curls You can't really beat The Tenth Planet Part 4 for cliffhangers can you? The main character completely changes his face and the credits roll. What? WHAT?
2 weeks, 3 days ago on New Who’s Best Cliffhangers (Part 1)
Despite Ben Miller's performance being my actual favourite, I went with Missy. I can see her winning this vote as well.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #5: Best Villain
My absolute favourite. I cannot rave on enough about good Hartnell was. He absolutely informed my watching of all the others. The way I see it, his incarnation was unique in that it took a bit of forming until we could recognise who the character is even to this day. He encapsulated the great spirit of adventure and it's great to see his character development.
The top Doctor Who in my eyes, without a doubt.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Why I Love The First Doctor