Doctor Who fan - Favourite story: The Talons of Weng-Chiang.
Favourite Doctor: William Hartnell.
Favourite Companion: Lucie Miller.
Love & Monsters is brilliant - forget the haters.
I didn't like series 6. This was mainly because it was just a story arc most of the time. There were whole episodes centred around plot twists.
I do feel what they've been doing in series 8 with the Missy arc adds to the anticipation. Honestly it's unbelievable how much I'm looking forward to the finàle and finding out who Missy is.
3 hours, 33 minutes ago on The Trouble with Story Arcs
@TardisBoy is in Heaven That's what's interesting. Almost all of the most popular fan ideas seem plausible. We really don't know.
7 hours, 31 minutes ago on Introduction to Dark Water
I think I'll be missing Dark Water until late sat/ early sun. Hope the longer wait is worth it after also waiting 7 days.
Could be worse. I remember how agonising the wait was between The Name of the Doctor and The Day of the Doctor.
7 hours, 47 minutes ago on Introduction to Dark Water
@PaddyB @Tomb of the Cyberbob Oh I miss Harry Hill
22 hours, 35 minutes ago on Face-Off: New Writer Debuts
@MrRazza looks like Missy too now Indeed and we sometimes forget Doctor Who (2005-present) is supposed to be a sci-fi fantasy programme.
22 hours, 46 minutes ago on The Dangers of Heaven
Religious storytelling is often very interesting in the right hands. The perfect example is in The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. They're brilliant books that make perfect comparisons with elements of Christianity. A Christian can watch a programme with atheist undertones just as an atheist can watch something tied with religion. If your belief is strong enough some film or TV show won't change it.
22 hours, 50 minutes ago on The Dangers of Heaven
@GalaxyEyes @Beasts_a_Snarling is in some... Dark Water..... Yeah, the Cybermen.
23 hours, 36 minutes ago on Dark Water Advance Preview
Amy's Choice. To try something that unique on your first attempt (and pull it off) makes Simon Nye a braver man than most.
1 day ago on Face-Off: New Writer Debuts
@ahunter8056 @ColbyOrrick It varies. The standardised answer would be 45 mins though.
1 day, 8 hours ago on BBC Confirms Hour Long Series 8 Finale
@TARDlSkey What Moffat says "Sacrifices must be made"
What Moffat means "Everything you love will die"
@ColbyOrrick In the UK we see it on BBC One, which has no commercials.
@TheNightmareChild is terrified about Dark Water Or the Doctor is given rocket boosters so he can fight the flying cybermen. Just picture that.
@Malohkeh @Beasts_a_Snarling is in some... Dark Water..... It is mainly the internet and it's made me cynical. Before I discovered the internet, I loved every episode of new Who and never felt any disappointment after watching an episode.
1 day, 22 hours ago on Dark Water Advance Preview
@Beasts_a_Snarling is in some... Dark Water..... Difficult to watch. It was woeful.
@Beasts_a_Snarling is in some... Dark Water..... Series 6 was different and challenging. I can't say I liked series 6's approach but I could see what he was doing. He used the finale to series 5 as a template for series 6 which was very different to the approach seen pre-The Pandorica Opens.
@Malohkeh @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen What's silver, dead and displays stiff acting?
@Malohkeh I think we can presume that any of the Cybermen in this episode could be Adric unless stated otherwise.
@Malohkeh @supermoff is now supermissy. @stargazer0118 @Switcharoo I would cry and scream if I saw the Kandyman in real life (sans the cellotape it seemed to be put together with).
@TardisBoy is in Heaven That image of him doing fabulous jazz hands is without doubt the greatest Doctor Who publicity image this series. I already like him.
1 day, 23 hours ago on Dark Water Advance Preview
@The Finn @Ian Chatterton Coming soon to CBBC.
@The Administrator has never existed! Nah, Omega always wears a daft mask.
The anticipation is immense. Oh gosh, who is Missy?
The Rani or maybe The Master or River Song or The Valeyard or The Dream Lord or Clara or The Doctor or The Kandyman or Dr. Who from the 60s movies or The Cyber controller or.....
I'll stop now.
@DocWhoFan It doesn't need to be The Master. It could be The Rani. It would be a great remembrance to Kate O'Mara.
2 days, 8 hours ago on Dark Water Clip
@LGwalchmai95 Great article. Keep up the good work. It's good to hear from someone who started watching in Matt Smith's era. It adds a new perspective. I started in 2005 and I often wonder how I was never put off by the intimidating amount of history the show has.
2 days, 23 hours ago on The Eleventh Doctor: Top Moments
- I liked the dilemma with the star whale in The Beast Below. That scene showed me how well his character compared with the other recent Doctors and their occasional outcries about wrongdoing/ morally wrong choices.
- I liked his scenes with the young Amelia in The Eleventh Hour. They were truly magical.
- I also thought his talk with Amy in The Power of Three was great. It was a small-scale scene but was beautiful.
- I'd also point out his interaction with children like in Closing Time (in the shop), The Time of the Doctor (with the children of Christmas), Night Terrors etc.
The actor who plays The Doctor is always the biggest actor within Doctor Who to capture the audience and I could bang on for hours about any of the lead actors. Matt Smith is no exception.
3 days ago on The Eleventh Doctor: Top Moments
@Scootersfood, Secret Agent of C.L.A.R.A. @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen Jenna''s always amazing
3 days ago on Why I Love… Nightmare in Silver
Happy Birthday Matt Smith! Brilliant service to the show.
1. The Day of the Doctor
2. The Snowmen
3. Amy's Choice
4. The God Complex
5. The Eleventh Hour
Honourable mentions: Vincent and the Doctor, The Girl Who Waited, The Crimson Horror
may I just add that from the moment of your début via 3 series, 4
Christmas specials and the 50th year, you gave it all you had :)
3 days, 3 hours ago on The Eleventh Doctor: Five Favourites
I'm glad someone dared to defend it. I don't mind the episode. There is one thing I am in disagreement over however. I think Nightmare in Silver displays an absolutely incredible amount of bad acting from everyone involved. Matt Smith overacts, Warwick Davies underacts and I don't think I even need to explain about the children.
3 days, 22 hours ago on Why I Love… Nightmare in Silver
Oh, we're doing ranking? Difficult as it's been a brilliant series.
Rating/10 + Ranking (251 stories 1963-present)
1. Mummy of the Orient Express 10/10 [25th]
2. Deep Breath 10/10 [27th]
3. Listen 9/10 [38th]
4. Flatline 8/10 [73rd]
5. Into the Dalek 8/10 [74th]
6. Robot of Sherwood 8/10 [80th]
7. Time Heist 8/10 [103rd]
8. Kill the Moon 8/10 [114th]
9. The Caretaker 7/10 [121st]
10. In the Forest of the Night 6/10 [187th]
4 days ago on Your Verdict on Flatline & Episode Ranking
@supermoff needs answers! NOW! @Ivegotkidneys spoiler everybody dies @Planet of the Deaf Diana Rigg in her day though.
4 days, 22 hours ago on Series 8 Finale Trailer Breakdown
@Planet of the Deaf @Ivegotkidneys spoiler everybody dies Essence of Raxacoricofalapatorius - from Chanel
4 days, 23 hours ago on Series 8 Finale Trailer Breakdown
I'd hate it if Clara does end up being bad or dying or leaving - I hope they recommission Clara Who for another series.
Clara is The Doctor's first imaginary companion? The Doctor has been gradually going mad, shown in the events of Listen and his increasingly angst ridden new personality.
Unlike some, my opinion of any Doctor never changes. I go in with an open mind and and come out the same way - that's why I think no-one has played the role badly but I do have favourites and not-so-favourites.
I wasn't too keen on Matt Smith at first - I'm still not.
I liked (Not loved) Peter Capaldi at first - I still feel that way.
5 days, 5 hours ago on Who is the Twelfth Doctor?
@The Lazy Cat Has Gone to Heaven... With Clara. Don't worry it'll be cleared by next series after Moffat's killed her off.
5 days, 9 hours ago on Next Time: Dark Water
@WhoFandom @supermoff needs answers! NOW! I think he liked the concept. It's not a bad concept but poorly executed.
5 days, 9 hours ago on Rate & Discuss In the Forest of the Night
No pun intended, that episode lacked fire power. It never really picked up. We talk of episodes that should have been two parts, but if this was two parts, I would have ripped my hair out from frustration. It wasn't specifically bad but if I was to describe that episode as a colour I would say it was grey.
I'm not giving it a rating just yet but I think it really was the worst of the series. Dull, really.
Adric's all right. Not good, just not bad.
6 days, 11 hours ago on Won’t Somebody Think of the Children!?
No, she complements his new personality. Without someone to react to him we wouldn't know what he's truly like.
6 days, 11 hours ago on Poll: Is Clara Overshadowing the Doctor?
@DWISCOOL100 The Pip and Jane Baker scenario wasn't a gender thing it was just idiocy from two particular people really. Everybody tried to tell them what didn't work in their scripts and they just completely ignored advice and we ended up with rubbish.
1 week, 1 day ago on Neil Gaiman on Hopes for Capaldi Episode
@Clara Laurinda @supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. I liked it. I think "one of the worst stories of Nu-Who" is definitely an exaggeration. I'd rather watch Nightmare in Silver than the average 'can't be bothered' episodes like The Doctor's Daughter, The Lazarus Experiment or Fear Her.
Look out, Neil!! And whatever you do, do not blink.
@DWISCOOL100 I know, it's not new Who, but Enlightenment? Survival?
Two pretty damn awesome stories written by female writers.
These last 3 episodes could be decisive.
1 week, 1 day ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review
*in the UK. I know ABC and several other US networks use it.
1 week, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
As much I am pleased with increased figures it's only the BBC that uses L+7 so it's hardly a standard system. I feel like counting it would be clutching at straws.
@Clara Laurinda @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen I was asking really because I could see the problem but not the immediate danger. I couldn't see modern Who using something as simple as a tiger as the immediate danger.
1 week, 3 days ago on In the Forest of the Night Promo Pics
Now here's a question. The main danger: Tigers and wolves? Attacking trees? An alien?
@Clara Bosswald is the Chosen One. The Five Doctors is a classic though really.
1 week, 4 days ago on Watch Death in Heaven Early
My nan lives in Harlech. Will be good to see increased revenue (hopefully) coming into the struggling Theatr Harlech if the BFI continue with events like this.
The BFI could revive certain flailing theatres by screening popular events.