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I don't think people comprehend just how dreadful it would be. Gatiss is dead right.
22 hours, 26 minutes ago on Gatiss: I don’t see why people are so obsessed with ‘Wholock’
@supermoff @LaraHarris @TheOncomingHurricane @Notsosmartguy It's not the casual fans that make the comments about whether an episode is good or bad and it's not the causal fans that keep a series going, or buy the merchandising or pay to go to the cinema or make the series what it is. It's people like you and me and when people like you and me say things like "this was awful!" those are the ones he does and has to pay attention to. It wasn't the casual viewer that made Moffat the choice for the job... it was the fans and the raving they did about his stories. Had his stories TEC/TDD, Blink, TGITF been slated by the fan base, it's very unlikely he would have made the short-list.
2 days, 15 hours ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
@TheOncomingHurricane @supermoff @LaraHarris Probably not, but there is a difference here. This was an episode he is responsible for being out there he had a hand in both the plot and the writing of it.
@supermoff @LaraHarris @TheOncomingHurricane @Notsosmartguy Oh and you do know that Fear her had an AI of 83 too... do you think that makes it a good episode too?
@supermoff @LaraHarris @TheOncomingHurricane @Notsosmartguy Do you think that if that was the case, that in general it was well received that Moffat would have felt the need to say anything? It hasn't been well received, it's not well liked, THATS why he said something.
@TheOncomingHurricane @LaraHarris @Notsosmartguy Internet, reviews, polls, speaking to other fans/viewers... How else would you decide if an episode was liked or not? Viewing figures don't tell you, that only tells you how many watched it.
@Notsosmartguy And??? People on here aren't in the public eye, they aren't representing anything but their opinions. He made/allowed a bad episode to be made, he got it wrong (if the overall reception is to be accepted).
As I said... nothing wrong with saying "I'm sorry people hated it I thought it was wonderful" or "I believed in it I don't understand what it is about it people don't like" or even "Its the story I wanted to tell, I liked it, no-one is going to love everything" but *really*... you keep quiet and behave like an adult, you don't do the equivalent of stomping your foot and telling people they are wrong and "its a classic!" when patently, the majority disagree.
Don't try and determine how history will see it, let history decide for itself. Check your ego. (not you... Moff lol)
2 days, 16 hours ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
@supermoff @LaraHarris @Notsosmartguy And? It doesn't *matter* what he thinks of the episode in many respects, what matters is how it was received.
Now, had he said, "I'd disappointed it wasn't well loved, I believed in it, I thought it was wonderful" Fair enough... but to basically say "the fans are wrong, this episode is a classic!" is just arrogant.
@Notsosmartguy @LaraHarris What?
@Notsosmartguy @LaraHarris Because you don't do that. It makes him look petulant. Look... the episode was dire. Or at least, that seems to be what the majority think. (*I* think what has happened is that the episode was so bad that people have focused their attention on the science which is silly.. the bad science didn't bother me, the bad writing, awful plot and poor story did.)
As head writer, he should just rise above it, accept it wasn't not a well received episode and move on. Trying to defend it is just.... it makes him look like a prima donna.
People didn't like it, learn from that, move on.
Oh dear... when you start making announcements like that and defending episodes you're loosing it. This is one of the issues Moffat has as a person, not a writer. He doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut. This makes him look kinda foolish.
@LGwalchmai95 Have you seen Smack the Pony or Green Wing? She's utterly nuts and well known to be so. Lovely, but madder than a box of frogs. Definitely more than one sandwich short of a picnic.
1 week ago on Weird and Wonderful
@DaftDalek, secret agent And one of them is little.... elf sized you could almost say.
1 week, 2 days ago on Last Christmas New Trailer
Can't say I found it very slappy... His Doctor moments were very Doctor and his off moments were very "off Doctor".
1 week, 3 days ago on Capaldi Needed to “Slap the audience awake” – Moffat
@91 Queen of Evil @LaraHarris @Rani Nose Possible... Makes the whole "hoking out the key from your pocket as you plummet towards it and looking like you are figuring out how to line up said key with lock having fallen from a plane" a bit surplus then.
1 week, 4 days ago on Moffat on Orson Pink Mystery
@Rani Nose @LaraHarris Nah... she was very calculating when she entered the TARDIS to execute her plan. She'd thought it through. It was clear from her actions.
@TheOncomingHurricane @supermoff wants Clara in Series 9 for Christmas! @Mikeyboss182 That doesn't alter the "dead not dead" issue though. The issue was that his dying was shown to us over and over and.. over.
@Rani Nose It doesn't alter that destroying the keys was her plan to blackmail the Doctor and told him that "you will never set foot inside your TARDIS again!" Clara knew about the "click to open" that being the case, you HAVE to presume that the keys are in some way significant. That or the click to open just was an inconvenience to Moffat and he chose to ignore it.
@Angie Whodini has Ravio's bracelet Ditto.
@supermoff wants Clara in Series 9 for Christmas! @LaraHarris @Notsosmartguy Agent of C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S. @Mikeyboss182 Considering it was the Master and they had the ability to keep her sedated, why was she even conscious? UNIT know what they are dealing with with regards to the Master, this wasn't their first party and the hypnosis thing... it's us the viewers having to fill in gaps again to make the story work. Personally I think the hypnosis idea is unlikely. Osgood was down there the whole time with them, you would have thought she would have noticed something going on.
@supermoff wants Clara in Series 9 for Christmas! @Clara Laurinda @Mikeyboss182 I didn't take it to mean anyone from outside the home myself.
However Moffat has a tendency to not really give a damn what he's established in previous stories. There's been a bundle of contradictions and omission from Clara arrived and season 8 is rife with it.
@Notsosmartguy Agent of C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S. @Mikeyboss182 There's always been mass slaughter of red shirts in Who. That's something I have no real issue with, I have serious issue with Moffats inability to make death stick or give deaths that mean anything. The way Osgood was thrown on the fire just... sucks. It was so quick so without merit. I liked Osgood and I was surprised but not saddened because it was so badly done. Osgood, protected by the two worst unit guards in history.
@ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @Mikeyboss182 Another possibility is who he considers family. Some of the boys and girls who became family over the years? Sometimes we make our own families. :)
@Mikeyboss182 Not necessarily. Aunts and or Uncles may not have been in a position to take in a child. It happens. A lot.
I am SO glad he has confirmed the death of Osgood because the whole "Zygon" theory was driving me nuts. I know it shouldn't.. I know fans love to come up with theories but this was definitely one of the more desperate "clutching at straws" ones.
@YaelMoise I think it makes more sense that the timeline never happened now that Danny is dead for two reasons.
1. Danny never travelled in time. Which means that Clara (from the stories we have seen) had to be the grandparent.
2. As far as we know, Clara isn't pregnant. I don't think that Danny growing up in a home indicates anything about his lack of family tho There is every possibility that he had aunts or uncles who just weren't in a position to take him in but visited regularly.
I think trying to accuse people of transphobia because they want a character to stay the same gender is pushing things a bit far.
1 week, 5 days ago on Moffat: Gender is Fluid on Gallifrey
Started not stayed
New poll on Kasterberous is sitting at 73% "No". Poll stayed on 8th
They did it to Life on Mars as well. *shudder* It's something I don't get. If the show is popular enough to make people pay attention to it, show it. Don't remake it. We don't remake brilliant American shows. Can you imagine what they would have done to Sherlock had they gotten a hold of it? Thank the gods someone had the sense to say no.
That's interesting. What is it about them that you see in yourself?
I was speaking in general during the episode. You think a quick trip on a bike after a trip in time after being uploaded to the Internet and almost killed on a plane is enough to calm someone down enough to start giving orders? Really? Pretty sure I'd still be trying to pull my head out of my a$$ and scared.
@ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @LaraHarris @Rani Nose @stargazer0118 She didn't seem bothered by it at all. In fact, she was so little bothered by it that she felt confident enough to order the Doctor about. YOU may have been phased by it, you as a person may have reacted in a *what the HELL!" fashion, Clara, did not.
@Notsosmartguy Agent of C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S. @LaraHarris @stargazer0118 I completely disagree.
Rory was relatable. Amy and Clara most definitely are not.
@Rani Nose @LaraHarris @stargazer0118 You don't think Martha had confidence and initiative? Or Donna? Or even Rose? Marthas first experience is in a hospital taken to space where she meets aliens, she functions and she functions well but it's pretty damned clear she's following the Doctors lead and and orders and trying to keep her head together and not give in to fear and panic. Clara's first meeting with the Doctor has her tell him to go get coffee while she locates the "evil lair", she's completely unphased by anything happening.
There is a difference between gumption over self confidence.
@TheOncomingHurricane @supermoff is in Christmas mode @Planet of the Deaf @Rani Nose In fairness the reformatting of Games Radar is dreadful lol Much like the new formatting on Rotten Tomatoes.
@Grotnes @Scootersfood, agent of C.O.M.P.A.N.I.O.N.S. @Angel Percy It's actually the worst possible answer to give. Particularly when you are talking about changing something so huge within the universe.
@Rani Nose @LaraHarris @stargazer0118 Osgood is a characture, Victorian Jenny is "feisty fighter babe" do you really not see that? (Leather cat suit), Vastra is the same, Miss Kizlet was completely nuts AND a nasty piece of work, Madam de Popmadour was set up as an equal to the Doctor, Clara is absolutely feisty and always has been, Kate and Nancy are two of the few characters that sit level and believable and that's only because of their circumstances.
@stargazer0118 @LaraHarris I have to admit how he writes women worries me too. He basically has two types, feisty or nuts, sometimes we get a combo of feisty AND nuts. Rose (love her or hate her) Martha, Donna, Jackie, Astrid... all relateable, all very. real *people* not characters, not plot devices. I've said it once before, he reminds me of Dickens... incapable of writing women. That doesn't mean he isn't an amazing writer, or capable of fantastic stories but his characterisation of women is... poor.. IMO.
@TheRiseOfTheTwelfth I was under the impression it was because she was fractured through time and the TARDIS took exception to her being a bit of a paradox.
1 week, 5 days ago on Steven Moffat: An Era of Forgotten Things
Truthfully I'd rather he stopped trolling the fans and paid a more little attention to the fact that regardless of numbers, this season has been (as far as I can ascertain) the most divisive season ever aired and it has NOTHING to do with Capaldi being an older Doctor.
As for "gender is fluid"... only since you came along sir and you've been beating us over the head with that since you started and it's starting to wear thin. And gender is NOT fluid on Gallifrey. There has never been any indication that anyone other than the Time Lords can regenerate and the regular people of Gallifrey are not Time Lords.
Will, there be a female Doctor in the future, probably but it's not something I'm jumping for joy over, it will change the dynamic of the show like it or not but until it happens, I'd really rather like for Moffat to shut the hell up and do his job, and for *me* (and I know for many others) better than he did it this year.
@AlessandroArsuffi @pats86 I think you'll find many fans hated the movie because it was dreadful. Quite possibly one of the worst movies made. The kiss was something some fans objected to and it was in fairness, at the time, quite surprising and very different from what we were used to from the Doctor but had the movie been true to Doctor Who as a *whole* it probably would have been better received. It came to epitomise the "Americanisation" and dumbing down of character and story.
I'm clearly just one of those people who decides on something when ALL the evidence is in.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Your Favourite Master Revealed
@supermoff of C.L.A.R.A. can't wait for Christmas! @LaraHarris I'd respectfully suggest you can't possibly make that call. For all you know she could go on to be dreadful. I can accept after one episode people thinking "I LIKE that... this could be brilliant, he/she could become my new favourite" but making the decision there and then... it's an uninformed decision. It's like reading one book by an author or watching one movie by a director or listening to one song by a group and saying "best writer/singer/director EVAH!!!" I thought Dean Koontz was a genius after I read his first book, then I went away and read a few more... After that I realised, it was genius because it was new. To me. But in fact, 90% of his books are tripe.
@supermoff of C.L.A.R.A. can't wait for Christmas! @LaraHarris In my opinion there is. It's how *I* feel and I'm entitled to voice it. She's been in two whole episodes, and regardless of how good she was in those two episodes, it is nothing compared to the body of work that Delgado produced as the character. How you can even ask the question at this point baffles me.
Do I think she was good? Yes, I do and in fact one of the few good things about this season do I think you can compare them? No. I don't. I don't think you can't even begin to. It's like asking people to decide who the best Doctor is, one you've just spent an entire season with and one you just saw the first episode of. It's nonsense.
The fact that Gomez can even come close to Delgado after 2 episodes is f***ing ridiculous.
@91 Queen of Evil @Blon Fel-Fotch, Blaidd Drwg of R.O.S.E. Blon hit the nail on the head. No reason is good enough to make me want to see her back.
And you are right Queenie, I do care about the show, very much and I will endeavour to keep my chin up, times like this I usually prop it up on one of my many TARDIS. I made it though the wilderness years and survived lol
I do love Capaldi, I think he's brilliant and an amazing actor, I just wish he got his time to really shine.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on 5 Reasons Why Clara Should Stay for Series 9
@Romanadvoratrelundar agent of C.L.A.R.A. @LaraHarris Oh right.. I see so only opinions YOU care for have merit. Makes sense... *rolls eyes*
I'd love to see him with a companion of the week but I don't think that could work, so I'll settle for a new companion.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Clara, or a New Companion for Series 9?
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The thing is, when Clara first arrived I really liked her, didn't like the whole "I'm a feisty typical Moff female!" schtick because I was kinda bored of it by the time she came along and I felt her character would have had more impact had we not had all the previous females with the same traits BUT I liked her character none the less and I liked her story with Matt and was quite looking forward to see where it went...
I have NOT enjoyed this season, Clara and where they have taken her story irritates me and for *me* something needs to change, and I am so, SO sorry but I am SO ready for her to go.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on 5 Reasons Why Clara Should Stay for Series 9