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2 weeks, 5 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2014 Part 4
@AnEarthlyChild Smarmy and smug is how I found him. Unpleasant rather than fun or interesting. Kinda creepy.
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3 weeks, 1 day ago on Moffat Explains Series 9 Two-Parter Increase
I know a lot of folks have been asking for the return of two parters, but I genuinely don't care.
I want well written, well told stories. If the story necessitates taking longer to tell then by all means, spread it over two episodes but as others have already pointed out liking the structure of two parts is not a way to write anything.
You *start* with the story. You decide as you tell it what format does it the most justice. That's how you make decisions like this.
It's not filling me with confidence. I loathed the shift last season relegating the Doctor from the central character position to the role of companion, now I'm being told that structure rather than content is going to drive this next season.
I'm steeling myself for another bad year. I hippie I'm wrong.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Rank the Revival: 2014 Part 3
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@HarveyWallbanger We never see it.
1 month, 1 week ago on Rank the Revival: 2008 Part 3
I really think Midnight is one of the best episodes Who has ever produced. It makes Blink (which I love and also rated a 10) look amateurish. Quite apart from the concept. The way it builds and builds the tension cranking it up slowly before getting run away and alarming to break it, or rather what you *think* is a break only to have it ramp up further... I felt like I was holding my breath the entire time.
1 month, 1 week ago on Rank the Revival: 2008 Part 2
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9. 6. 7. 9. 10
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rank the Revival: 2006 Part 3
8. 8. 9. 10. 10.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rank the Revival: 2006 Part 2
@ Notsosmartguy @stargazer0118 @LaraHarris @MrRazza has joined David Dimbleby @twoheartsonemind (Six Seasons and a Movie) and sorry,,, but are you really trying to say that her thinking she can ousmart the Doctor and blackmail him into doing what she wants isn't arrogance? And her level of control freaky... "do as you're told" doesn't come from cockyness it comes from the arrogance of believing you know best. She displays that a LOT. Amy was cocky. Clara is arrogant.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rank the Revival: 2006 Part 1
@ Notsosmartguy @stargazer0118 @LaraHarris @MrRazza has joined David Dimbleby @twoheartsonemind (Six Seasons and a Movie) Because we've all felt jealousy and could understand WHY she felt that way.
8, 9, 9, 9
@MrRazza has joined David Dimbleby @twoheartsonemind (Six Seasons and a Movie) I think difference is the flaws themselves. Rose and Clara have flaws written into them as stated but the problem with one of Claras flaws is that she is cocky to begin with but by the time we get to the end, she's SO arrogant. Many of us find her very unlikeable.
That said, I *much* preferred her in season 7 than 8. I could understand her behaviour in season 7 even if I found her difficult at times (you can't like everyone.. I would have pushed Tegan out of an airlock without hesitation) I quite liked her... but by the end of 8 (not Last Christmas because that wound her character back again) I was just sick to death of the sight of her. I disliked her for a lot of the same reasons I disliked Adric and like it or not, I think a lot of people felt the same. Don't blame us, blame the writers. Jenna Coleman is a great actress, she shines as Clara in many moments, she shines in most things she's in but the *character* of Clara is very hard to take.
@Planet of the Deaf @joseffwilliams *blink*
I'm pretty sure Zoe, Liz, Jo, Sarah Leela, Romana, Nyssa, and Ace may have something to say about that. lol
1 month, 2 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?
@4sure @joseffwilliams It's a misconception to think that because a female character is written as "strong" it is a positive female character and when it becomes a consistent theme within the characters you write then there is an issue.
It shows an inability to see women as whole people and when you add that to the fact that all his main companions (Amy, Clara and River) have all be plot devices as opposed to people it raises even more red flags.
And before people start jumping all over me, that doesn't make them dull characters and it doesn't prevent the show from being entertaining but it does and should raise some flags.
@TheOncomingHurricane @LaraHarris @voterassilon I'm really not sure that you can. I agree its not relevant to the test, but it's not subjective.
@voterassilon Um... I don't think you can class sexism as "subjective".
Have to admit that surprises me. I genuinely don't remember conversations between the female characters that aren't about the Doctor or other men apart from interactions Rose had with her mum and the "crew" in Last Christmas. I must rewatch and make notes of when it happens! lol
@YaelMoise Agreed. It also has that lovely little moral/ethical dilemma running through it. I don't think you could argue that some of the RTD stories weren't silly in some respect, but the themes they delt with I think were always excellent. Even in the "bad" ones like Fear Her the story itself was strong. IMO. A vastly underrated one for me is Love and Monsters, yes, the Absorbaloff was a bit daft... but the story itself, the concept of damaged people coming together, the group and the people in it all brilliant.
Maybe it's because I'm an old Whovian and grew up with bubble wrap monsters and a Cactus in a pot as a major villain that the Slitheen and the Rutans... do you remember the rutans? lol If the story is good I can look past the silly.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rank the Revival: 2005 Part 3
10. 7. 8. 9. 9.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Rank the Revival: 2005 Part 2
I'm sorry.. maybe I am missing something.. but why do you think that? What happened to lead you to that possible conclusion? Was there something said or done to indicate it as a possibility?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Love from Gallifrey: Something We All Missed?
9, 7, 8, 7, 7.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Rank the Revival: 2005 Part 1
@TheOncomingHurricane @gunslinger19 Whereas most people I know (including myself) took it to mean that you can't presume to put your concepts of reality on to anyone or any other species. The Joke was being made at the priest/minister... NOT at the expense of "Susan". It was making fun of religion (as the show does repeatedly), NOT transgender issues.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
@TheOncomingHurricane @LaraHarris @ Notsosmartguy @Beasts_a_Snarling - THE KANDYMAN'S APPRENTICE I've seen people try and take it apart. I have never seen the arguments effectively rebutted.
@TheOncomingHurricane @LaraHarris I'm sorry I have to disagree. If we did not already know that RTD was gay and that line was there, a gay person would have had as much legitimacy as you feel you have had to point it out as an example of latent homophobia.
It would be very easy to argue that the term is pejorative, that his defence of it shows a lack of understanding of the issues and that it showed at the very least a disregard of the issues.
The ONLY reason he gets a "by" on it is because he is gay and regardless of that his comments about "people complaining about words" is entirely wrong. The term "gay" in this instance refers to homosexuality and denotes it as something wrong or flawed.
He was called to task on it *many* times and several organisations at the time expressed their deep disappointment that a gay may would perpetuate the use of the term "gay" in a derogatory way.
@91 Queen of Evil @LaraHarris @Sontaran17 Not talking to people like sh*t. But you go right ahead and accuse me of that if it makes you feel better.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
@91 Queen of Evil @LaraHarris @Sontaran17 Any particular reason you deleted this and moved it? Makes the conversation look a little weird. lol
@91 Queen of Evil @LaraHarris @Sontaran17
I'm not the one having a tirade. I'm doing this thing called "sticking to one's guns"
"I'm being attacked" was a poor choice of words on my part. I'm not being attacked I am being accused of being offensive repeatedly but noone seems to be able to show me where the offence is beyond "you're a bit blunt"
Why am I arguing? I posted an opinion someone decided they didn't like it and made comments about me needing to respect peoples opinions because they didn't like my point of view. I disagree. If I disagree with something I have a tendency to speak up.
I do that a lot. Speaking up/standing up for things I believe.
@HeyProfessor @LaraHarris If I may.. Have been told I am too direct...
Normally I would just say "actually no, he's quoted as saying the following regarding it - "It seems to me that we're becoming people who complain about the use of the word gay, much as people *used* to complain about the word gay, because it no longer meant 'happy'. No words stay static."
But I've been told some folks don't like the direct approach so... um... thank you for you opinion however it would appear that RTD himself does not uphold it.