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That makes zero sense.
3 days, 5 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
@Typo42 @LaraHarris @Polyphase First thing he does when Clara rings is ask how she got the number... lol ;)
5 days, 5 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express
@Polyphase No, I don't think you are. Whoever was sealed into the Seventh Obelisk it was someone very specific and it clearly wasn't the Foretold.
These are the points where Moffats inability to keep continuity and canon bug me. Clearly the 11th had no issue getting that phone call, he wasn't all "how did you get this number?!" You can't just ram your own interpretation on to something that specific.
*wanders off mumbling to herself*
"pull to open"... "PULL to OPEN" the TARDIS herself wouldn't get that wrong...
5 days, 14 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express
@Typo42 @LaraHarris @Polyphase I wouldn't disagree with you about that. Her responses to things are about him - but to me the companion is a bit like Puck. A character, but really, a narrator of sorts to guide us through and on occasion a chance to BE them.
If I said to you, lets make a superman movie but we aren't going to focus on superman we're going to focus on Lois Lane and what it's like from her point of view would you give me money to make it? I wouldn't. No matter HOW much I liked Lois Lane as a character.
5 days, 16 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express
@ Notsosmartguy @who251 @supermoff is now in 2D! Generally I tell them they are being jerks. Don't you? And if they are jerks to others I apologise for offence called but I don't excuse a friends behaviour unless there are extreme circumstances.
5 days, 17 hours ago on Flatline Advance Review
@Polyphase I wonder about this direction...
I remember reading/seeing an interview with Julie Gardner years ago about the people who pitched for the job of Head Writer. RTD (naturally) and apparently Gatiss and a couple of others who's names I can't remember. The pitch Gatiss made stuck with me because I remember thinking at the time, "What a TERRIBLE idea, thank god he didn't get the job!" lol
What was the pitch? That the *companion* would be the main character, that the Doctor would take on the role of companion (so to speak), dipping in and out of the main characters life.
It struck me this season, that this is the route we are going down and as I predicted, I don't like it much. Doctor Who is currently about Clara and her life and what having the Doctor popping in and out of it does *to* her life. In the past we had Doctor lite episodes and thats grand, but... think about it, in ALL of the episodes this season so far, how much of it has been concentrated on the Doctors actions?
Deep Breath (much as I liked it) Clara was the focus (perhaps understandable as the "here is the new Doc episode).
ITD... Clara, apart from the bit where the Doctor talks to the Dalek.
ROS... Clara, AGAIN with the Doctor in the background fiddling about or being dramatic.
Listen.... need I say more?
TH, slightly better episode and surprise surprise a bit more Doctor in it. Same for the Caretaker...
KTM once again, focusing on Clara
MOTOE one of the better episodes again but again, an episode with more focus on the Doctor.
When you think about the shots like the one at the end of TC or KTM or Listen, Clara is the focus, it's Clara's response to things we see. When was the last time we were given a moment alone with the Doctor that was about HIM? Just him?
5 days, 17 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express
@ilyootha is addicted to 'Clara Who' Pretty sure Clara took it off her since she was the one who figured out she had stolen it.
5 days, 18 hours ago on Flatline Clip
The scene was cut. It therefore doesn't exist. It doesn't matter why it was cut. The fact is. It leaves the scene ambiguous. Personally I think that ambiguity is dispersed when we see Jenkins. But the question is still posed.
1 week, 1 day ago on 12 Great Moments From Mummy on the Orient Express
I appreciate the attempt to help but I'm very familiar with old who in fact just before I watched this week I was rewatching Terror of the Zygons. lol
One of my favourite quotes is "you can't rule in hiding! Yoy have to come out on the balcony sometimes and wave a tentacle! " lol
I'll persevere. I've been watching over 35 years. And as I said I'm loving Capaldi. There's just something about the quality of the stories being told that doesn't work for me.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon
Isn't this the question that is also being asked? "Am I a god man? " This Doctor is all business. Since he woke he's been running calculations. We all know what that's for but it makes this incarnation very focused and direct and somewhat disconnected.
As for Clara. I'm kinda finding it hard to connect with her. She's been through so much. Through all the Doctors lives. Can fly the TARDIS... She's practically Time Lord herself.
No. I know exactly what you mean. I LOVE Capaldi but I have been struggling with many of the stories. I liked Deep Breath and was quite excited but ITD left me bored. ROS was ok. The Doctor was good but I was underwhelmed overall. I thought Listen had awesome potential and just was allowed to fall flat... TH was better but I didn't connect at all with the one off companions and I'm sorry lol but the time loop annoys me.
I did like The Caretaker but this week... Again, Capaldi was brilliant (for him alone I gave a 7 the story I give a 5)but eh... I dunno, it just isn't hitting the mark.
I have hope however! I am told there is going to be a bit of a change from here on in (whatever direction the story is taking). Maybe I'll get in better with that. I feel bad for not getting it too lol because so many people seem to like it!
7/10 Good. Not *very* good. Definitely not excellent but good.
Ok... so. I have struggled with this entire season. Deep Breath is the only episode I have liked on first viewing.
I really enjoyed it. Very grown up. Great moment between Danny and the Doctor on the TARDIS. Very good episode.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss The Caretaker
@ Notsosmartguy The new Caretaker. @LaraHarris @stargazer0118 Oh I'll never give up. :) And there are some brilliant moments and some fantastic lines, I just think the stories themselves don't work.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Face-Off: The Thompson Episodes
@ Notsosmartguy The new Caretaker. @LaraHarris @stargazer0118 I really hope so. I've never had a season I disliked as much and considering some of the Colin Baker stories that's saying something! lol
And the thing is, I *LOVE* Peter as the Doctor, it's the stories that are letting me down, they're (imo) so weak. Either poor retellings of stories we've already had or just stories not worth telling. I'm almost starting to dread saturday nights. I could have cried last week.
@stargazer0118 @LaraHarris This whole season so far has been a disappointment to me. I gave Deep Breath 8/10 and none of the others have scraped past a 5.
@Polyphase Some fantastic lines and some great individual brief moments, but for me, like all the other episodes this season (except Deep Breath) poor stories not very well told.
Oh and rehashes of stories we've already had *recently*.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Time Heist
@cyberbrayde I don't think I will ever understand comments like this. You do know what the Valeyard IS don't you? The Doctor *never* becomes the Valeyard. He never regenerates into him, he never *becomes* him, in fact, for all intents and purpose they aren't even the same "person".
@Oodkind Moffat resurrecting the dead has become a dreadfully dull plot device.
They're all pretty dreadful. But the least irritating to me was Journey.
@VictorWong1 Hide, yup.
I also thought "God Complex".
1 month ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist
@Battlion @LaraHarris @Lord Denton Are we expected to believe after 2000 years the Doctor can't tell if he did or did not activate an opening mechanism with his sonic? Really?
1 month, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@Lord Denton This is one of the things that bugs me. The ship wasn't just making noises... *something* was opening the door. It was turning ffs. It wasn't just creaking.
@lizzybennett21 I think ( and I know people are going to slam me for this even though I enjoy most of his stories) he doesn't seem to be able to use companions for anything other than plot devices. I liked Clara, now, frankly, I'm sick to death of her.
@NameOfDoctorHere It's not a stain. It's water from the bottom of the mug evaporating because it's hot.
@Alleigh Thats the situation I'm in. I liked Moffats tenure up to this point for the most part. There were liberties he took that made me uncomfortable and there were plot holes you could drive buses through at times. BUT. The stories were good and worth telling.
I was very excited after Deep Breath, there were aspects of it (sound effect when Vastra knocked out the Doctor and Clara getting smacked by the paper (even though that was very funny)) that I didn't like but I was so excited for the rest of this season. After that it all fell on its face. Poor stories, badly told.
ITD was flat and ridiculous in places, ROS left me cold and as for Listen... this just... *sigh* I'm so sad I am hating this season as much as I am because Capaldi is brilliant. This "new direction" of Moffats is not working for me at all.
Single episodes. The last three this season have been poor.
Agreed. This season so far has left me cold. Not Capaldi. The weak badly told stories.
I did. Something wrong with your connection maybe?
You didn't already know those things about the Doctor? I think you'll find most of the rest of us did. They told us NOTHING new.
It was all about nothing really. It was two stories poorly spliced together that went nowhere and told us nothing and ruined what could have been a deeply creepy story.
There was nothing to suggest that the thing under the blanket was a child and "cooling" doesn't open doors. I didn't need to know why he went to the shed. I was capable of figuring out for myself it must have had some meaning to him. And the Doctor is ancient. He doesn't need to land the TARDIS at the bottom of the sea to see a flipping fish or travel to Africa to see a lion when he was a soldier and had faced hunters his whole life!
Much like the last two stories, there wasn't one.
First couple of shots with the Doctor out looking at a lion and a puffer fish were ridiculous. Then the story got interesting. Then it got stupid and left massive questions unanswered. What was under the blanket. What was behind the door? Let's set up this whole story and the make it about Clara. Pointlessly. And for no reason whatsoever try and tie in the 50th. I was left feeling bored and empty having been told yet another weak, pointless story.
That. Was. Dreadful. That's the last three that have been poor. I'm SO disappointed with this season.
I'm all for light episodes. Just not rubbish light episodes.
1 month, 1 week ago on Robot of Sherwood Review
I hope he does because the last two stories have been distinctly poor. It certainly won't be his fault. Fingers crossed things start improving.
Pretty much dead on review. It was a very average not very well told story. I worry that people are going to blame Peter. After Deep Breath I thought we were in for a doctor who was a cross between two and four. So far, that character hadn't been able to fly. The spoon fight nailed it. Everything else missed.
5/10 It was grand. Wasn't stunning, wasn't terrible. What I ask myself is. Come next spring, when Who is off the air. Will I happily watch it over and over.
I'm thinking probably not...I feel very apathetic towards it.
Capaldi showed so much promise in DB. I'd hate to see a great Doctor ruined by lackluster stories.
Much like ITD some nice moments. A couple of nice lines and a very mediocre, adds nothing new story.
1 month, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood
I had that same thought.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
Yup. Don't like the new theme either though lol
@awkward912 Really disliked this one myself too. Loved Doomsday though lol
I don't think Rory was a wimp at all.
@XanderH There *is* no Valeyard regeneration. The Doctor NEVER becomes the Valeyard, The Valeyard was an avatar that contained aspects of the darkest parts of the Doctors personality downloaded from the Matrix.
@MrRazza, General Rogue Timelord Identifier @LaraHarris @sontaran17 I know this is going to annoy some, but I felt it was lazy. There was so much that could have been done with the concept, even with the idea of the Doctors hatred.
I mean... the Doctor could have inadvertently created a whole new "evil" to be battled. Gone into a new creature to help it and turned it into a Dalek destroying machine. Created something from his own hatred that he had to fight... find a way to face that side of him.
I also never felt like he was in peril, I didn't get to know or care about any other character than Journey and wasn't bothered in the least when "other" soldier girl sacrificed herself.
And in truth, the hypocrisy of the Doctor, especially now, knowing what drives someone to BE a soldier and fight having fought the same battle himself against the same enemy.. I found that very hard to swallow. As did I find Clara's slapping of the Doctor.
Peter was amazing, the man can act. I've watched Deep Breath 20 times since last week, I LOVED it but I just felt let down with this *story*.
@Beatles12345 @LaraHarris @sontaran17 Yes because that's what's important. Heaven forfend someone who may have a thought that differs from the majority heard.
@sontaran17 @LaraHarris Seems to be. I could be wrong but I think people are enamoured with the idea of being inside a Dalek. It was boring to me, obvious, saw the end coming a MILE off. Was SO disappointed when they didn't make use of so many opportunities to work the connection between "do I have the right" and "Am I a good man?". It just didn't work for me or my hubby at all.
Ok... after taking a breath or two and discussing it with the hubby, we voted 3/10. Not good. Not good at all.
Gotta say that left the hubby and I very nonplussed. I thought at the start as they went through the blue eye that this was going to be a brilliant retro style dalek story. Instead, I struggled to hear parts of the dialogue and watched a distinctly average episode that was a complete waste of a dalek. Utterly forgettable. In fact as the minutes tick past I'm becoming increasingly more annoyed.
Just thought I'd share this...
I am 41 and last night I woke up screaming from a nightmare about the half faced man.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Ferdinando on the Possible Return of Half-Face