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.
No, wait, I lie. I actually do particularly like The Crimson Horror.
1 hour, 36 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 1
@Amy Pond- defender of Akhaten Thanks for sharing your love or this story. I like when people are prepared to stand up for a story in the face of criticism. It's what being a fan's all about, enjoying the show on your own terms.
1 hour, 47 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 1
@Scootersfood can't wait for Series 9... All thanks to scootersfood, most generous voter.
1 hour, 50 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 1
The Bells of Saint John 7/10
The Rings of Akhaten 6/10
Cold War 7/10
Not too bad. I know there's a lot of division about series 7 and on reflection I'm a bit divided as well. I don't think there's an episode in this series that I dislike. I also don't don't think (excluding the Christmas special The Snowmen) there's a single episode I particularly like.
Series 7 is okay in my opinion. Nothing more, nothing less.
1 hour, 52 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 1
Nice scenery. Spanish buildings like in The Two Doctors.
2 hours, 3 minutes ago on Series 9 Filming in Spain
@Planet of the Deaf @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen Don't get me wrong, I understand it. I just love the excitement surrounding a new Doctor.
1 day ago on The Doctor Division
@supermoff, defender of Akhaten So true: My Doctor, Christopher Eccleston. My Favourite Doctor, William Hartnell.
For all those who see the distinction, what is everyone else's? There should be some interesting combinations.
I've been open to every new Doctor. I don't see why there are people who avoid a Doctor because "he's not the last guy". In truth, the lead actor in Doctor Who always draws me in. Whoever it is, that person for me adds the dynamism that makes Doctor Who worth watching.
I'm captivated by them all. I know many fans who get attached get upset when they know the current Doctor is leaving or when they're watching his regeneration but my reaction is always "I can't wait for the next one":
The Power of Three 6/10
The Angels Take Manhatten 7/10
The Snowmen 9/10
I love The Snowmen. It's one of my favourite Christmas specials. And Clara's Theme was used so well with the TARDIS in the clouds.
1 day, 1 hour ago on Rank the Revival: 2012 Part 2
It looks interesting. Another planet? An historical location?
1 day, 1 hour ago on Series 9 Filming in Spain
Asylum of the Daleks 8/10
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship 7/10
A Town Called Mercy 7/10
Not too bad a series. The mind boggles when thinking of titles they must have gone through before settling on Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.
2 days, 2 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2012 Part 1
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen It did feel weird.
2 days, 23 hours ago on Doctor Who’s Impossible Choices and the Trolley Problem
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen Spoiler: He doesn't make it to season 20.
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen Or five Adrics.
IT'S FOR THE GREATER GOOD!!
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen Surely the one person is still then the better option if you consider that evil people have the potential for good?
But it was five Daleks maybe not.
"Do I have the right?"
The classic Genesis of the Daleks question takes the idea further when the debate involves evil. It easy to claim it's better to do something for the greater good but when you're faced with the choices that The Doctor often has to make it really isn't that simple. It may be argued that the universe is better off without the Daleks but life is still life regardless of how abominable and evil it is.
But is The Doctor sometimes to sensitive to that argument? Is it sometimes foolish to suggest saving even the worst of life, particularly when you know the consequences of their survival to others? He's certainly been at both sides of this debate. He offered to save Davros at the end of Journey's End but let Solomon the trader perish at the end of Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.
3 days ago on Doctor Who’s Impossible Choices and the Trolley Problem
The Girl Who Waited 8/10
The God Complex 9/10
Closing Time 7/10
The Wedding of River Song 6/10
The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe 6/10
I really like The God Complex. It makes for brilliant viewing.
3 days, 2 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2011 Part 3
@The Cosmic Dodo Nightmare in Silver has suffered enough.
3 days, 3 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2011 Part 3
@TheCyberDoctor Loves a Wedding Song @supermoff, defender of Series 6 supermoff and TheCyberDoctor, your profile pictures. They match. Is this coincidence?
3 days, 3 hours ago on Weird and Wonderful
The Rebel Flesh/ The Almost People 6
A Good Man Goes to War 4
Let's Kill Hitler 2
Night Terrors 7
A string of not particularly good episodes. I don't mind Night Terrors. Not a bad episode at all. Let's Kill Hitler has the honour of being the story at the absolute bottom of my story rankings - All of them, classic and new.
4 days, 23 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2011 Part 2
@SirTrey @supermoff Never go full Kanye
5 days, 22 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2011 Part 1
@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen @Antee991166 @SirTrey @Beasts_a_Snarling - Servant of the Union of Three! *sobs* Will not forget them.
6 days, 2 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2011 Part 1
@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @Antee991166 @SirTrey @Beasts_a_Snarling - Servant of the Union of Three! I loved choosing. Every story has its own personality. Every story was like one of the family. You loved some of them and thought others were little brats but in the end you accepted them all because family never gets let behind. Even The Twin Dilemma.
@Antee991166 @SirTrey @Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @Beasts_a_Snarling - Servant of the Union of Three! OMG I DID THAT. I loved doing that. If it sounded interesting, I'd watch it.
@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @SirTrey @Wonky Apples If everything's filler, nothing's filler.
6 days, 3 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2011 Part 1
@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @Wonky Apples Filler by modern Who standard but Classic Who had completely different approach.
@Doctavarium Pond Not sure about that TBH but I don't put The Doctor's Wife on a pedestal like I would with Blink or Genesis of the Daleks.
The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon 8/10
The Curse of the Black Spot 6/10
The Doctor's Wife 8/10
Not keen on series 6. I do think it started on the right foot with the opener but the rest of the series was all over the place.
How do we know that a plane has been frozen in the sky? Dialogue?
6 days, 4 hours ago on Series 9 Filming: Bah Bah Biker
Vincent and the Doctor 8/10
The Lodger 7/10
The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang 6/10
A Christmas Carol 8/10
Great end to a great series.
1 week ago on Rank the Revival: 2010 Part 3
OMG wut???? What?
Does that mean two multi-part stories in a row?
But Missy straight away. That's weird. That's awesome. That's brilliant.
1 week ago on Missy Back in Two-Part Series 9 Opener
The Vampires of Venice 7/10
The Choice of Amy 9/10
The Earth of Hunger/ The Blood of Coldness 5/10
I am personally very keen on Amy's Choice. I like that it was a bit different. The Hungry Earth/ Cold Blood might as well have been Doctor Who and the Silurians. Not bad but not original.
1 week ago on Rank the Revival: 2010 Part 2
@Planet of the Deaf @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen Yes, it is different from the specials but then I doubt RTD would have kept the tone same had he continued onto the start of series 5. It was after all an opener and after the crescendo of the series 4 finalé,The Tenth Doctor's farewell tour and The End of Time I think even the "everything including the kitchen sink" specialist himself would have admitted it needed a change of tone. I do acknowledge though that in general the difference in noticeable. RTD would never have done anything quite like series 6.
1 week, 1 day ago on The Divide in New Who: One Era to Another
@supermoff @Mark McCullough @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen It's actually less intense than a show runner debate.
@Mark McCullough @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen It's the same drink. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!
@Mark McCullough We phase out eras. Doctor Who will be run by a coalition of fans. Wait, oh jeez that would be awful.
I notice the difference between RTD and Moffat but I wonder if this is because I know there's supposed to be. What if we didn't know who the show runner is or that the show runner changed in 2010? ("Like your Coke?" "Yeah, it was good. Better than Pepsi" "Hah! It was Pepsi!"
We almost know Moffat and RTD personally as fans and this is great but it does mean blame can be attributed to one of the other.
@Beasts_a_Snarling - Servant of the Union of Three! Nice profile - all hail the union of three!
1 week, 2 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2010 Part 1
The Eleventh Hour 8/10
The Beast Below 7/10
Victory of the Daleks 6/10
Time of Angels/ Flesh and Stone 8/10
They did remarkable well for Matt Smith's first series.
Fantastic! Great article. I will never forget my Doctor, Christopher Eccleston. I could not even imagine Doctor Who without The Ninth Doctor.
1 week, 3 days ago on Why I Love The Ninth Doctor
Happy 51st. What a brilliant actor even before you became Doctor Who, you were one of the best actors this country has seen and still are (hey, you still get roles).
1 week, 3 days ago on Happy Birthday, Chris Eccleston!
@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen @supermoff If that is the case I don't think someone can call themselves a fan if they only like 3 years of a programme out of the 50 available at the time.
1 week, 3 days ago on Say Something Nice: Internet Fandom
@supermoff @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen Funnily enough, we found a story he liked. The War Games. We were with a non-Doctor Who fan who we convinced to watch the whole thing with us (all ten parts).
@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen I listed favourites like City of Death, Genesis of the Daleks, The Caves of Androzani, Pyramids of Mars. Anything I could think of. It was the most surreal experience of my fandom.
@Mark McCullough @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen I was too shocked to actually argue anything in any way.
The internet has left people feeling included as part of a fandom because of how easy it is to connect with other Whovians. It makes people feel obliged to have an opinion. We share what we like and dislike, we make jokes, we make art and share our favourites. Everything that happens on screen is now scrutinised in a good and bad way to an incredible extent. Over all, it is a good time to be a fan. Imagine the 50th Anniversary special, for instance without social media and forums. It was an incredible experience we could really share in way we could never have done in 1988 when The Five Doctors was broadcast.
It has also created a lot more hatred though. I met a Doctor Who fan who sounded exactly like some of the worst people online. He honestly sounded like he had nothing good to say about anything in Doctor Who. He revealed himself to be a 'Classic fan' but whenever I listed absolute Classics he would dismiss them one by one. I got out my DVD collection which consisted of 18 different classic stories from various Doctors and he tossed them all aside as 'bad'. I could not believe fans like this existed. He also dismissed every new Who Doctor before telling me that Blink and the 50th anniversary special were badly written.
@kidneys Ive got kidneys Relationships in Classic Who were never as fully developed as in New Who. To put it brutally, it was very rare for Classic Who to do emotion well.
1 week, 4 days ago on Top 10 Whoniverse Couples
Ian and Barbara, anyone? No?
@TheNightmareChild: Most Generous Voter @Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @Mark McCullough Exactly, it's a scene that shows how unbelievably insane The Master has become.
1 week, 4 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2009-10 Specials
It's funny how RTD started his run in 2005 with new fans in mind trying not to keep it too explicitly reference heavy and by his final story had The Doctor up against The Master, Rassilon and the Time Lord High Council.
Planet of the Dead 6/10
The Waters of Mars 9/10
The End of Time 5/10