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The only problem with it is the story. I mean if you do it as part of the main time line, you have to consider the time it takes to produce a full fledged movie as opposed to a Television episode. Doing something like stopping to film a movie, even just for a special event like a new Doctor, would slow the TV show down. It would make much longer gaps between seasons which isn't worth it. I mean comparing shows like Agents of Shield and Avengers to a potential Doctor Who movie is completely different because it's completely different casts, crews, and staff. To be able to intertwine the movie directly with the main story line of the show you'd have to have the same cast at the very least, which means the show can't do anything until the movie has fully wrapped.
Personally the only way I could get behind a movie is if it's a "prequel" to the show. Have RTD and a separate cast, crew, and budget put together a project with like McGann leading as the 8th Doctor on an adventure that bridges the gap of what we saw from the 95 movie to the Night of the Doctor. Hardcore fans would love it and it could essentially act as a starting point for new fans as the 8th Doctor's story is fairly blank. (I'm talking on the screen, I realize there's plenty of novels and Big Finish audio adventures) But if they started off introducing people to the 8th Doctor, it wouldn't hinder the show it'd more promote people to once they've seen it go home and watch the New Who series on Netflix while not overstepping on the show.
3 days, 4 hours ago on Why A Doctor Who Movie Is A Good Idea
Is anyone else severely disappointed that Jack Harkness is not on this list? I mean did we all forget that he is a character of Moffat's or something, or is he really not good enough to make it above at least Father Octavian? Personally I'd put him towards the top, I'd say 12th Doctor is top of the list followed closely by 11th Doctor and then I'd put Captain Jack Harkness as 3rd followed by Amy Pond. Personally I'd put River Song a bit lower on the list too, I loved her character up until the point they revealed her as Amy and Rory's child and something just didn't sit right with me. The whole thing became much more creepy than it was before. But I've come to terms with that! But yeah the biggest thing to me about this article is where is Captain Jack?!
3 days, 12 hours ago on The 12 Best Written Moffat Characters
If they do another companion I really hope it's a more science-friendly person like Osgood or a Liz Shaw type. Someone who could not just assist but understand things. I also wouldn't mind if it was a future companion ( I know everyone wants one from the past, but that's kind of boring, we've seen a lot of the past lately.) What we need is someone like Jack Harkness. Someone who will recognize technology like when Jack recognized the Extrapolator in Boom Town. Would lead to great dialogue between the trio on the TARDIS and would seem more like a team. I just don't want a Danny Pink or Rory or Mickey secondary companion, I mean I don't mind them having romance and emotion and love in the story, but it's been very much overused in the last 3 series so we need to get some of the sciency stuff back!
4 weeks, 1 day ago on 7 Things I’d Like to See in Series 9
@Planet of the Deaf I've always said this about scores, ratings, and reviews. I mean all they are, is someone else's opinion. One might agree or disagree with it, but still someone else's opinion. Not to mention I'm not a huge fan of "ratings" or ticket sales numbers either. Just because someone paid the price for the ticket sat down and watched it, doesn't mean they enjoyed it or that it was good. It just means they were interested enough to give it a shot. Realistically I think those numbers should be taken less seriously and they should pay more attention to the size of a show/movie's fanbase as well as whether or not the program is making money. Plenty of masterpieces have been cancelled due to low "ratings" while there are plenty of movies that look like they did well, but half the people that bought the tickets didn't enjoy the movie.
1 month ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) UK Ratings Accumulator
Ya know I was definitely on the team hoping she'd leave up until last night. The whole Danny Pink side-love story thing with her wasn't my favorite from series 8 and played a huge role in me wanting her to not come back. But after last night kind of pushed the move on from him thing I was pulled back to the hope she stays team and I'm glad she is now.
1 month ago on Clara’s Fate & Series 9 (Spoilers)
@the666thdoctor I think that's true with everything, not just Doctor Who. I mean look at the overall ratings for all the time slots compared to last year. Less and less people are watching stuff live on TV and instead recording/downloading/streaming it at a later date.
1 month ago on Christmas Day 2014 Ratings Top 10
@WiLfreduk The major difference is Robin Hood was based off a real legend, Agatha Christie and Charles Dickens are both real people. Sherlock Holmes is fictional. In the Doctor Who universe, Sherlock Holmes is a book. Now see what I've wanted to see is a different take on the "cross-over" and have the Doctor meet a young Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and have him played by Cumberbatch. But I don't think The Doctor meeting Sherlock would be a good idea or story at all.
1 month, 1 week ago on Gatiss: I don’t see why people are so obsessed with ‘Wholock’
@Sharaz_Jek @Timhogan @S. Jek He may of went from young to old but he's still bringing a young person around trying to impress her. He may not be flustered or even notice her looks, but he still tries to impress her. And he still has the fatherly protective figure towards Clara, he does what it takes, even sacrificing random people to make sure she is safe. Despite what politics and extremists confusing people to think that "equality" means the "same", men and woman are different on a biological level. Different hormones create different personalities. Going from a young man to an older man is no where near on the same level of difference from going from testosterone to estrogen. It's simple biology. Even if you say it's a Time Lord and they clearly have different hormones and chemicals being produced by their body, there is still clearly a difference otherwise there wouldn't be Time Lords AND Time Lady's. On top of that the story strongly suggests Time Lords have the ability to control their regenerations (like Romana trying on faces or The Master choosing to go younger) It just suggests the Doctor was really bad at it (especially since Romana and other storylines made it clear the Doctor hadn't done well in his schooling). It also suggests that on a subconscious level the Doctor still has a say in who he becomes, (even why some fans think perhaps he has a scottish accent because his mind was dwelling heavy on Amelia Pond at the time of regenerating.) The dots are there in the story to connect for fans that can explain everything that's happened and why the Doctor in 2000 years hasn't gone female. It wouldn't make sense for him to suddenly switch over within the story. Which again to some fans, the story actually does matter.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Poll: A Female Doctor
@S. Jek It would have to be story based because some Doctor Who fan's actually like it for its story? I mean the Master certainly had a story behind it, I'm not saying this is exactly how it happened but there are definitely dot's to connect. For 2000 years the Master and The Doctor have had a Love/Hate relationship and with their last meeting them walking that line it ended in a very confusing way to the Master. The regeneration easily could have been the Master's subconscious coming up with a way to mess with the Doctor by becoming a female. Also, "The Doctor didn't even react to the fact that the Master was suddenly a female." Did you not watch the same episode I watched? I mean go rewatch it and look at The Doctor's reaction to the whole thing. He is clueless who she is. Usually the Doctor know's right away who The Master is, once he realizes it's a Time Lord. After she finally tells him look at Capaldi's face. I mean he doesn't have to say it out loud, (especially since it ends on a cliffhanger which usually means little to no dialogue) but just look at his face. He is clearly pretty darn shocked. I just personally think as a fan of story in Doctor Who, I really hope they don't just do it because they want to be politically correct so look for the best female doctor for the role and then write a story around that. Usually the story comes before casting the new Doctor. I'm not saying there's not an actress out there that could probably perform in the role, I just don't see a story out there that makes sense for the Doctor suddenly switching to female.
I just don't think it'd fit the Doctor's personality. And yes, each Doctor is different and has their own personality but there are some major things in common through out all regenerations that would just not fit a female role. For example his male ego of picking up and trying to impress young woman. His over protective do-what-it-takes father figure attitude shouldn't be replaced either. And yes, I realize women can have ego's that want to impress young people and they can have an over protective motherly role, however it'd be too much a difference from the twelve we already had that it just wouldn't feel like the same person anymore, it'd feel like a reboot. It just would not fit the story at all, the only reason to make a female Doctor would be to "make a statement" which is one of the worst things a story can do. It compromises the integrity of the last 50+ years of the show and would just not fit. The Master fit perfectly because of his/her over all personality. Yes the Doctor has mentioned other instances where a Time Lord has switched, but referred to said Time Lord as a wild person so it stands to reason it fit within that Time Lords personality. I just don't think the Doctor would have any real reason story wise to be female, unless again, it was to make a statement. Which is a horrible idea.
I think realistically it is just people who miss their goofy lovable Matt Smith Doctor. in all honesty I think the show isn't dark enough yet. Series 8 was definitely a step in the right direction for that, but I personally hope they go much further with it. As much as I miss Osgood I'm glad someone important was killed and I hope it remains that way. Sure in the past people have died, but it's usually one off characters or unimportant characters (or characters that get sent back and time and get to live a full happy life together before dying of old age.) But series 8 has introduced a Doctor that doesn't seem to care as much about keeping people a live, and more about solving the problem and I really enjoy that and hope it continues down that path myself.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Moffat on Criticisms that Doctor Who Is Too Dark
@ichabod @Timhogan Actually no, not at all. If you continue reading my post I went on to say that the Master is psychotic enough to use the ability to turn into a female to mess with the Doctor's head doing things like referring to him as her boyfriend and such. I didn't at any point say female's are psychotic. It was not a generalized comment but a specific one directed at the Master him/herself.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Moffat: Gender is Fluid on Gallifrey
It has to fit the story in my opinion. Switching the Doctor to a female really doesn't seem to fit his personality, at least at the moment. If Moffat could come up with a good story and good reason for The Doctor to show up as a female, I don't mind it, but I'd hate to see something like that just to support feminists and not be sexist or some B.S. like that. The Master being female makes a lot of sense for the story. First off the Master has always been psychotic. Second she's had a very weird relationship with the Doctor over the years so it makes sense that she has an obsession for him. Ontop of that with their last meeting and how it went down he clearly had a messy friendship/respect/rivalry that could easily have left the Master with a warped mind and the small desire to become female to make it more of a relationship relationship but also to mess with the Doctor. I also stand by my theory about regeneration that most Time Lords can control their regeneration since you see people like The Master being able to control being younger or Romana "trying on faces." My theory is that the Doctor just never learned or was not good at controlling it in the academy (we know he clearly didn't do the best in the academy by comments Romana made.) So I think for the Doctor it has a lot to do with his surroundings and the current situations he's in, it's entirely believable that 12 got a scottish accent because he was thinking about Amy while regenerating. However I believe he has a strong subconscious of being a fatherly figure mixed with an ego that likes to impress people, specificaly young females. Therefore I think his subconscious should always keep him from regenerating into a female because while a female could still have an ego, it just wouldn't be the same type as the male ego trying to impress the female. And again Female's could be a mother figure, but mother figure's are also quite different, usually kind gentle and nurturing as opposed to the over protective doing what it takes to protect type thing. To me a female Doctor just doesn't make sense, political correctness and feminism and sexism has no place in a science fiction story. A story should only be changed by the story, not to make a statement.
I agree, story wise it wouldn't really make sense unless it was a multi-doctor story in the style of the 5 doctors and it was an earlier Donna traveling with 10. However I don't think it'd be the best idea to try to do something like that. The only Tennant companion that'd make sense is Martha Jones since she's the only one that's still running around in the right time line and universe fighting aliens and remembering the Doctor. An episode where The Doctor runs into Mickey and Martha could be a pretty fun episode in my opinion.
2 months ago on Tate: Donna Return Unlikely
Daleks are good because continuity is good. There is a reason reoccuring villains exist, because it's nice to see a past threat who has a new plan. That's why The Master during 3rd's era was one of my favorites because he was someone the Doctor had to keep foiling his plans and there's something exciting about seeing something familiar. That's why to me a Dalek episodes once per series is not a bad idea at all. I mean if 90% of the series was returning or reusing monsters/villains then it wouldn't be so good, but Doctor Who tends to have a good mix of new and old. I hope they continue to have a Dalek episode every series.
2 months, 1 week ago on Moffat: Daleks Are Not A Contractual Obligation
@jay91lfc I don't understand why so many people are actually saying this. The Doctor's clearly state in Day of the Doctor that until they decide they have come to an agreement they are okay with, no one in the room will remember whether they are human or zygon. The fact that they are no longer in the black archive means they must of come to some arrangement which means the Doctor's lifted the memory wipe from them. There is absolutely no reason to believe that there are duplicates still walking around, I understand that people were a little underwhelmed by the ending of the Zygon story in Day of the Doctor, but if you actually pay attention to the storyline then it makes perfect sense what the conclusion was to that and that there was a resolution.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 12 Great Moments From Death in Heaven
I like Capaldi's Doctor and as much as I love Clara and think she's been a great companion I thinks he held Twelve back a lot. She was great for Eleven because of the type of Doctor he was. Kept him on his toes. But Twelve seems to clash with her too much, I'd like to see him on some solo adventures or with someone with a personality similar to Osgood. (Man, that really hit me right in the feels, especially with the whole space and time for her pocket!) But yeah there is a part of me that is really hoping that is it for Clara, at least for awhile, I'd like to see a stand alone Doctor adventure for Christmas similar to some of Tennant's adventures like Waters of Mars. Then I'd like to see season 9 start with twelve meeting a new companion, someone who isn't relationshipy and flirty and stuff, one that is more geeky and sciency and in it for the adventure.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Poll: Capaldi’s Doctor – Hit or Miss?
@robinbonicel @Timhogan @BrianHirsch Doesn't really change or effect the theory much. I mean Missy was behind the whole thing. She was the one that "discovered" a way to have the cyberman be able to convert corpses which means clearly she had access to their hive computer mind. Could of easily put a fail safe in place so that if when she gave the controller to the Doctor for some reason let the cybermen attack her, there'd be a fail safe that protects her from dying.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Moffat on Finale Death, Master Future
@Rani Nose Because I was referring to her at a time when she was a he.
@BrianHirsch It's obvious she's alive, but not so obvious as to why quite yet. The Doctor may not have realized it himself, maybe he suspected from the colour like yourself, but maybe he wasn't the one behind it. The Master is not a fool, she had to realize that it was possible the device may be used against her, like in Last of the Time Lords when The Doctor tried to use the laser screwdriver on him(her? I'm confused which pronoun to use at this point). Perhaps the Master had the settings/device preset to teleport herself if ever used against her. Could also be a loophole to bring Osgood back if they feel like going the normal route and not letting anyone important on the show die, just have it so the device was never actually killing anyone, just transporting them into some predetermined place by the Master or her TARDIS.
I feel like people are way over thinking this. I think it's entirely possible that Time Lords can control their regeneration. Now I know what a lot of people say to that, "The Doctor always seems surprised," well the Doctor also didn't do very well in the Time Lord academy. It is entirely possible that the Doctor just never learned to control it before he stole his TARDIS and left. As for the Master's regeneration, the onscreen regeneration that we saw seemed to indicate that the Master did have a bit more control in the fact that he wished to regenerate into someone younger like the Doctor and did. While the Doctor's regenerations seem to be a bit more instinctive and random other's that we've seen tend to not be. Romana for example who was top of her classes and even made fun of the Doctor at first for not piloting the TARDIS popular could regenerate at will to any appearance she wants. So I think at the end of the day regeneration is something that a Time Lord could learn to control, however not all of them do. As for the gender swap I think it entirely depends on the Time Lord and their personality. If the Doctor was to regenerate into a female I do not think it'd work at all because the Doctor through all 12 incarnations so far, while different, have all kept the father figure protective underlining personality. The Master on the other hand, it does make sense as his regeneration to a female could easily be because The Master thought it'd be a great way to throw the Doctor off.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Gender-Swapping Regenerations: Why Now?
@calliarcale @Timhogan Well yeah but it's not just an everyday interaction. I mean it may of started that way but then when she called the Doctor and the Doctor questioned her about it not just in Bell of Saint John but again in Deep Breath. I mean I could understand at the time not recognizing her or remember exactly what she looked like, but once seeing her face again I would imagine that would be the, "Oh wait! That's her! That's the girl from the shop!"
2 months, 3 weeks ago on What Further Secrets do Missy & Seb Hide?
Ya know something that's been bugging me the last few days, if Missy was the woman in the shop, why did Clara not recognize her right away? I mean the Doctor in Deep Breath already made a big deal about who she was, and she's the one who gave her the Doctor's number so you'd think she'd stand out in Clara's memory and upon seeing Missy, if she was in fact the woman in the shop, she should of recognized her right away.
Ya know I'm kind of torn. I know people are upset about the change of an iconic character (isn't that what this show is based off of though?) For now I'm reserving judgement for how it plays out but going back and re watching the Missy scenes with full knowledge of who she is does make me nod in agreement that is definitely the Master. Her composure and demeanor is pretty much spot on plus the things she says and does strike me as exactly how the Master would act. As for the woman thing, I could also get behind the idea because she could of easily chose to regenerate into a girl (even on a subconscious level) just to avoid detection and to throw the Doctor off. I mean the whole conversation when they first run into each other where she pretends to be a robot is perfect for the Master in my opinion.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal
Matt Smith's acting against himself as good and evil alone puts this easily in the top 5 favorites of New Who for me. The story line itself may not be the greatest, but just seeing Doctor and Cyber Doctor play chess is worth it to me.
3 months ago on Why I Love… Nightmare in Silver
So random sleep deprived thought: I think they made it seem with the whole Missy thing saying she chose well with Clara that she is the woman from the shop. But a small part of me for some reason played with the idea, what if somehow Missy is the TARDIS. I mean the TARDIS was already pulled out and put in a body once with Idris, not hard to believe that someone else could do it, and what if somehow she gets some sort of ability to use something like a transmat on people in their moment of death around the Doctor. Just a not very well thought out idea that I'd throw out there. It'd explain a lot with how she could relocate people, how she could constantly be able to watch the Doctor and Clara, and the way she speaks like the Doctor is her love.
3 months, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
@Scootersfood has 66 Seconds to live... @Andrew_Swallow On top of that I don't think the cylinder look is the default look, but more of a storage shape for the Time Lords. After all the outer dimension is to disguise the inner dimension and as the Doctor said if the TARDIS was ever to actually land on earth it'd crack the surface so I'd imagine if there is a "default" or original shape then it is probably very very very large, not the cylinder's we saw in the scene with Clara and the First.
I find most people that call it "Clara Who" are fans that started with Matt Smith's Doctor and are just upset his era is over. I mean they weren't saying "Amy Who" during things like Amy's Choice and Girl Who Waited. I actually prefer it when the companion is more active, if it's just someone that is there to be saved like Rose was at first then what is even the point of having a companion (or lets not forget they were originally called Assistants which job description is to assist!) Realistically I'd like to see a companion that gets even more in depth and involved with the assisting part, especially with the personality of the current Doctor. I still think someone like Osgood would be brilliant for the Doctor. A bit like Jack from the first series where he understands more than the average person. I like it when the Doctor gives the assistant the screwdriver and they know what to do, because it makes sense that after traveling alongside him for so long they pick it up. Like when Martha had to use it in the Lazarus Experiment episode. To me that's just good character development and storytelling, the show would be quite boring if it's just someone there to get captured or get in trouble and have the Doctor bail them out.
3 months, 1 week ago on ‘Doctor Who’ or ‘Clara Who?’
I do agree that The Long Song easily has the greatest emotional impact of all the lyrical songs. I'm not a huge fan of Abigal's song though, I mean she's a great singer just not in my top 5. Same with the Ood's song, I mean both were great just didn't blow me away. I'd probably put Love Don't Roam second and keep Foxes 3rd because I love the jazz version of that song. Song for 10 I also quite enjoy because it went along with choosing the Doctor's costume which is always a fun moment.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Who Tunes: Ranking the Lyrical Songs of Doctor Who
Wonder if someone can throw up a poll on whether people think the Doctor actually saved everyone, or if that was just a cover. I'm personally thinking the Doctor did do that as just a cover to hide the fact that he only saved Clara and Perkins I think was his name.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Review
@Polyphase Agreed. I think the whole Clara thing was more a boiling point, since he regenerated Clara has been pulling further away and getting more annoyed with each episode and this was just a breaking point. It was more that she was looking for a reason to get upset rather than this actually being something that upset her. That's why during the conversation with Danny he said "It happened didn't it?" suggesting that they had previously discussed how she's unhappy with how things have been with the Doctor lately.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Kill the Moon: Clara or the Doctor?
@Exalos I had a couple of the same concerns at first but after thinking more about it I found some answers. First you're right that without the moon there'd be extra effects but either way the moon was going to be gone. It was either blow it up with nuclear weapons, or it'd crack open and a creature that could or could not of attacked the planet. That was the choice, so either way the effects of a missing moon would of hit them so that wasn't really a factor in the decision, it was more a decision of whether to trust the new born creature or not. As for it laying an egg right away, that's not that surprising. There's been weirder stuff in science fiction and it's not completely out there to imagine that part of this creatures life cycle is to lay an egg upon birth. As for the decision to leave by Clara, that one had me for awhile. As I agreed this didn't seem like that big of a deal and the Doctor seemed more right than Clara in his argument. However it's the conversation with Danny after that clued me in, he said "Did it happen?" or "Did it finally happen?" something along those lines. Which leads me to believe this was not a sudden thing, that ever since his regeneration I think Clara has been pulling away and from the context it sounds like Clara and Danny had discussed the possibility of her leaving before. So this might of been the final tipping point despite her mostly being wrong on the issue.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon
@Romanadvoratrelundar Never really paid attention to how it works, but does the BARB ratings factor in people that DVR it too? I know lots of people that sometimes miss it due to something like work and end up having to record it and watch it later.
4 months, 1 week ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) UK Ratings Accumulator
Maybe I'm missing something here, but I thought the time lock was only on the period during the Time War? And even that was shown to be breakable in Day of the Doctor so it doesn't seam too unreasonable to believe that somehow they were able to break though to the Doctor's past given the situation.
4 months, 1 week ago on Listen: Breaking the Time Lock?
“I have been alive a very long time, and I have yet to meet a ghost or a god that didn’t turn out to be… I don’t know, sentient gas? Or technology masquerading as magic? This is no demon. Or ghost. Or curse. And I will show you it.” - What about Satan Pit? I'm pretty sure they didn't explain him to be sentient gas or technology masquerading as magic.
4 months, 1 week ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8
Perhaps it was one of the Silence, after all, they seem to be masters of hiding.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
@social_crime @Mythel452 Pretty much, if anything it was more of a reassurance. I mean clearly if he was outside crying because he didn't want to be a soldier he already had those views. The speech Clara gave him was more just comforting him and saying it's okay to feel the way he does. I wouldn't label that as creating him because I'm sure plenty of people reassured him throughout his life. I saw that scene as nothing more than just someone trying to make a crying boy (that happened to be the Doctor) feel better.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
I really want a nerdy sciencey type companion. Osgood from UNIT is pretty much exactly the person I'd want with this kind of Doctor and I think it'd work out very well. Someone who instead of walking into the TARDIS and being startled and bewildered and saying "It's bigger on the inside?!" Have someone walk in and say something like, "Ohhh WOW amazing! What, is it some sort of secondary dimension disguised in a blue box?" And the Doctor himself be a bit baffled having expecting the usual bigger on the inside comment.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Taking a ‘Journey’ Into the Future: The Next Companion
Man I started off on the other side of the fence with this episode mostly because I had a delusional hope that Tom Riley being cast as Leo Da Vinci would of been pretty awesome not as a cross over, just a nod to the other show. But seeing him as Robin Hood is pretty amazing so I have a feeling I'm going to love this episode.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Robot of Sherwood Clips
Ya know kind of irrelevant to this and somewhat spoilerish(well they are rumors/wondering not really fact) but with the rumors that Jenna might leave at the end of this season and the BBC synopsis's and people thinking something bad may happen to Clara and the whole Missy thing and everything (Wow that sentence got away from me) I'm wondering if Clara will "die" and go to "heaven" with Missy which will cause the confrontation between Missy and The Doctor.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Robot of Sherwood Pics
@CooperKing Agreed. Eccleston was serious but kind of goofy. Tennant was fiery with a goofy side. And Smith was mostly goofy with a slight arrogance that made him have some awesome moments. But now Capaldi has went a complete 180, if he is goofy, it's in that awkward sort of way. Like while everyone is screaming flying down the tube into the human in this past episode, the Doctor is going "wwweeee." But mostly he's serious, he's direct, he doesn't get distracted. Walks with a sense of "control" for lack of a better word. Still 2 episodes in, one of my favorite parts about Capaldi's Doctor is how casually he flies the TARDIS. No "HOLD ON" *flings the switch and camera starts shaking.* It's just a nonchalant stride to the console, flips the lever and they are off.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Your Verdict on Deep Breath
I dunno I still prefer Capaldi myself. While I love Smith and think he did a great job, his Doctor at some points had too many childish moments that were over the top. I really dig how Capaldi is very serious, using people's deaths to his advantage and not giving it a second though. I like how casual he struts around the TARDIS as well as his posture most of the time. Maybe it's just that Capaldi is new and totally different that's making me think that, but I'm just loving it. Easily the most impressed I've been with the first two episodes of a series in a long time.
I'm really liking this change. It's the small things that do it to me, how casually Capaldi flies the TARDIS is one of my favorite parts. I mean the last few Doctors stumble around like the TARDIS is crashing but it makes sense for the younger Doctor. Like the kid who takes his dads car out and drives insanely reckless. I really am liking how age seems to affect him, the chair in the first episode. The way his posture is while walking around the TARDIS and the clean flying. Also something I like is his speech patterns which slightly remind me of Sherlock. Like when he walked onto the ship with Clara for the first time and "introduced" gun girl and guy in charge who may of been her Uncle or something he thought up while bored. Just struck me as a very Sherlock-y thing to say. Overall I thought the episode itself was pretty decent, I liked the Doctor and Clara's dialogue again. Still not the greatest Dalek story, but then again they gotta be running pretty dry on stories to tell about the Daleks.
5 months ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
I am extremely torn on this. On the one hand I really liked Eleventh Hour's story a lot better, I think it flowed a bit better and had a better bad guy/solution imo. Not to mention the whole "Is this world protected?" speech was pretty brilliant. On the other hand Capaldi was amazing. Rewatching it on my DVR I notice so many subtle things that just make me already in love with the 12th Doctor. The way he casually flips the lever on the TARDIS control panel to bring Clara "home" and then does the quick spin and flips the jacket back and puts his hands in his pockets. That moment right there just made go, "Yes sir, he is most definitely the Doctor." And a different one at that. I think I'm going to fully enjoy Capaldi and I hope he stays on for at least the standard 3 series.
5 months ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath
Honestly Jenny's outfit while she was "posing" was more surprising to me than the kiss. I mean the kiss made sense, especially with the story. I mean her race has bigger lungs so she shared some air with someone she cared about. It's not like the music turned on "Bow chica-bow-wow" and they started undressing while making out or something, I think there's just way too overly-sensitive people on the subject these days.
5 months ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
@TheIdleIdol Still, at least those Daleks weren't real Daleks. I mean even their own objects wouldn't recognize them as Daleks anymore, they were so watered down by all the spare parts they had to build each other off of so it made sense they were acting a little human in being undercover. The entire parliament of Daleks begging the Doctor to save them is just horrible. I just never understood why they couldn't go down. Nano field won't turn a Dalek into a Dalek, that'd be redundant. Then even if they were insane, not very likely they are going to attack another Dalek seeing as they were surrounded by other Daleks. The entire storyline of the Daleks needing the Doctor to go down because they were afraid was just a disgrace to everything that is Dalek.
5 months ago on Next Time: Into The Dalek
@The Finn @Exxilon5 @supermoff Well, as long as they aren't screaming "SAVE US DOCTOR," then it at least won't be as much of a letdown than last series Dalek episode.
I would say it seems like Missy is going to turn out to be the girl from the shop and the person who placed the ad but at the same time I feel like Moffat likes to play those red haring games so there's probably a much grander yet simpler explanation.
5 months ago on 12 Great Moments From Deep Breath
I thought it was a good scene, I like when they acknowledge the past. That was something that irked me a teeny tiny bit about Eleventh Hour until the very end where he does the "Is this planet defended?" scene. But I loved all the subtle kicks to the past, one of my favorites was, "Times like this I miss Amy." "Who?" "Nothing!"
5 months ago on Moffat on THAT Deep Breath Cameo
Definitely some good parts, I almost couldn't believe when he said, "It's times like this I miss Amy." I had to chuckle. Very well written stuff for the new Doctor, can't wait to see how Capaldi turns out. Only down side is I wasn't a huge fan of Vastra and Jenny in this episode for some reason. Either they've been used too much or their scenes just felt forced, something about it just didn't sit well. The Clara and Doctor scenes were brilliant. And the Doctor pouring a drink for him at the end was just a fantastic sequence. Exactly what I was hoping for with his Doctor, someone who is willing to do what it takes to get the job done, whatever that may be.
5 months, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath