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.
@JLS1138 I didn't think it was too bad, I just thought the acting from everybody in the episode was appalling.
3 days, 20 hours ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman
I hope he gets one for series 10. He's a great writer.
The Christmas Invasion is just brilliant. Gonna have to go with that.
3 days, 21 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: The Christmas Invasion vs The Runaway Bride
The Doctor finally lives up to his costume?
3 days, 21 hours ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed
@NumberNine It's a traditional Christmas gift. It's not so widely received now. People tend to prefer games consoles and stuff.
1 week ago on Weird and Wonderful
That collage is amazing. Just wow. New desktop background for sure.
Oh, this is amazing. The toys and Rudolph. Gonna be good.
1 week, 2 days ago on Last Christmas New Clip
@DocWhoFan - Sorry about the typos... It's too early to discuss it. I believe Peter Capaldi is staying for series 9.
But just an idea... Andy Serkis. Admit it, he'd be great.
1 week, 4 days ago on Capaldi Needed to “Slap the audience awake” – Moffat
It either works or it doesn't but I do feel that Steven Moffat has looked at what worked over the last few years and what hasn't worked and built on it.
@TheLostDoctor Nah, what the show really needs is happier fans.
@TheCyberDoctor is Upgrading Christmas Even if it's as big as Beanotown in Chessington, I'd still be delighted.
1 week, 4 days ago on BBC Theme Park Set to Feature Doctor Who
@gunslinger19 Theme park usually means rides and rollercoasters.
Doctor Who doesn't connect with children any more? So I guess the appearance of Father Christmas in a few weeks is for adults?
1 week, 5 days ago on Series 8 Is A “Ratings Flop” (Apparently)
@12th's Sonic, agent of a new group, FNAF. Because a newspaper whose major appeal for a good deal of men is a half-naked woman on the inside page is so much better than The Mirror.
Why does GUS need explaining exactly?
2 weeks ago on Steven Moffat: An Era of Forgotten Things
@Scootersfood, agent of C.O.M.P.A.N.I.O.N.S. @Ollie Walton Harrod 18 years between 1963-1981 + 1 year in 2005.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Capaldi’s Doctor Will Evolve in Series 9
It's like in Alien where the alien attaches onto John Hurt's face.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Last Christmas Promo Gallery
@Malohkeh - I think the first Doctor is the best and I'm sure some other people do. Ian could also be seen as the first companion and he's up there with the best. The Tribe of Gum maybe aren't technically monsters so maybe The Daleks were the first.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Your Favourite Master Revealed
Glad Roger Delgado won because I do think he was the best but let's be honest, Michelle Gomez was brilliant first time out and looks to only get better. Anthony Ainley also deserves a mention on any Master Poll.
@Antee991166 Love it.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on New Last Christmas Clips in BBC Festive Showreel
@The Lazy Cat is Hanging Out With Jenna Coleman I'm kind of the opposite. I'd actually like her to leave in a similar way to Martha in series 3. It would just be nice to see.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Clara, or a New Companion for Series 9?
I'm easy really but I went with Clara all series. Why not? She's great.
@DaftDalek is Robocop, the original one Season 7 is my favourite series ever. You know which one I love? The Ambassadors of Death. Dayum, only 4 stories that season and all four are amazing.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Series 8’s Interesting Parallels to Season 8
@TheOncomingHurricane @MrRazza, Lord Tony of Blackburn @MetamorphmagusWho: Jedi Knight Never seen The Queen's Speech. Is it good? Any classic old episodes I should catch up on?
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Last Christmas BBC One Time Confirmed
@The Genie We'll beat the commenters on Downton Abbey TV.
@Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. BBC should have tried to get Frozen. They'd destroy ITV considering its popularity. Honestly who was actually waiting for Puss In Boots to come onto terrestrial TV?
Doctor Who and Mrs Brown's Boys :)
I might be amongst a minority but I'm not too keen on characters returning. I prefer to see new ideas and fresh faces.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Frank Skinner Up for Doctor Who Return
I actually don't care if she leaves or not. I'd be excited for series 9, whoever slots into the companion role.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Rumour: Christmas Won’t Be Jenna Coleman’s Last
Not going to nitpick Death in Heaven but one thing I will say is that I absolutely loved Dark Water. The second part for me was just a formality I had to go through to complete the series. I was convinced that there be no acceptable 60-minute solution to the brilliance that was Dark Water and I was right. I would have sacrificed In the Forest of the Night for more work on the finale.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on The Problems with Death in Heaven
@Hirmien @I've had an Accident Or the entire events of Doctor Who from the past 51 years are all part of Clara's dream. Too far?
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Frost on “Gangster” Santa, Last Christmas Monsters
@ilyootha Hasn't quite got the beard for it.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Final)
@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?
3 weeks, 4 days 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)
@supermoff @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen Dunno about that.
3 weeks, 4 days 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 weeks, 5 days 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 weeks, 5 days ago on New Who Finale Face-Off: Your Top 8
@supermoff Good team, but all of them together would mean more single-part stories.
3 weeks, 6 days 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.
Oh and my favourite is Hartnell. He's great.
4 weeks 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.
4 weeks 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.
4 weeks ago on Doctor Who In Perspective 1963-1966