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@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?
5 days, 20 hours 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.
5 days, 21 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@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.
6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
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.
6 days, 1 hour ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
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!
6 days, 2 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
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 week, 2 days 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.
1 week, 3 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Review
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 week, 4 days ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood
I had that same thought.
2 weeks, 5 days 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*.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
@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.
3 weeks ago on Ferdinando on the Possible Return of Half-Face
Mmmmmmm..... no. I don't think so. In RoA he made it very clear his views on gods and what people believe.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
Cracking article. People need to get over themselves and tgeir bigotries. Seeing gay people kiss won't make you or your kids gay. Being gay does that and the sooner we normalise what IS normal the sooner we will have kids accepting both who they and others are.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
@MoserGray Liberal slant and unwelcome allusion to religion? Have you watched any of the previous season and Doctors? Who has *always* been liberal and has always treated religion with offhandedness.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
3 weeks, 4 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Deep Breath
We shall see!
@kyr95 @LaraHarris @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey And the way she said "Paradissssse"
3 weeks, 5 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Deep Breath
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @LaraHarris Yeah... it's probably a completely bonkers idea lol
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @LaraHarris He did... but she's clearly NUTS. That woman is a psychopath villain if I ever saw one. Could something have happened to Clara to push her over the edge?
It's probably bonkers but it was the fact that she called him "boyfriend" that made me wonder.
@Scootersfood @LaraHarris I've listened so many times now and I just can't get there with it. I *want* to.. I don't want to be cringing my way through the next season lol but it just... bores me. It's lost all it's "ooompf".
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
Anyone else get the Pertwee/Baker/(Tennant same difference when you watch their seasons back to back *despite Davison being his Doctor)/Troughton Doctors coming through?
That's the vibe I got Anyone else think differently?
Of *course* you did lol SHARE!
@Scootersfood I'm afraid I'm one of those who don't like either. I think the credits are too Disney and the Theme is bland. Still... they'll change.. they always do, much like Doctors lol
I wonder if Missy could be Clara? It was just a random thought I had...
@TheGreatCompanion I *think* your radar may be off... she's a psycho villian if there ever was one. At least, that's the vibes *I* got.
He was regenerating THAT'S why he couldn't remember. He was addled.
As the chap below just said about the theme. It lacks balls. It's very "meh" I feel. Wasn't too keen on the themes during Matts tenure but I preferred them to this.
Regarding the titles I hate all the clocks. To my mind its very obvious and a bit Disney.
This may well make me a grumpy old woman but I don't care lol
Do NOT like the new credits or theme. Sorry.
Everything else was brilliant. Just... brilliant. Very clever with the whole "from the fans perspective" thing they did and the little subtle guilt trip that it layed on you. Brilliantly directed, great script, loving Capaldi...
Happy bunny me.
For some reason ( I don't know what) when I read "In the Forest of the Night" it made me think of the Gamma Forests. *shrugs* random connections... lol
1 month ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed
@PaddyB The Lyrics are "In the *middle* of the night.
It's probably no different from previous years he's just decided to take credit this year or the rules have changed and he HAS to take credit. Most scripts have rewrites by the head writer.
I'm not sure why think that either the beeb or Jenna would have said anything? I'm not saying the report is accurate (although personally I think there is truth in it) but keeping things like that under wraps is important. Not that they havent been leaking like a broken bucket recently!
1 month ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
If they were asked directly "Is she leaving" they can't say "No" if she is. All they can do is decline to comment. If she wasn't leaving they would say so.