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1 day, 9 hours ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond
@ilyootha @LaraHarris That whizzing sound? That's the point flying over your head. This season there have been very ham fisted references to the previous series. Each one landing like a lead balloon. You don't like that I feel that way... hang on.. I have a word for that.... oh yeah... tough.
1 day, 15 hours ago on “Last Christmas” Promo Art
@RieruM @LaraHarris @supermoff The Santas are recurring characters. I know what a satsuma is and how stockings work I am British. My point, if you had cared to try and grasp it rather than read your own interpretation into it, was that this season there is very, VERY heavy referencing the previous seasons. It's done in a very ham fisted way IMO.
It's my opinion, I'm entitled to it and I'm entitled to voice it. YOU grow.
@JacobHaggerty He's had a hoodie on a couple of times.
2 days, 7 hours ago on “Last Christmas” Promo Art
@supermoff Same thing. They're all mandarin oranges and they're all found in stockings and I wonder where we've heard THAT before, at Xmas...
WHAT is he wearing? He looks like he got dressed in the dark.
Ah a satsuma, lets reference the past again eh!? It's not like we've not done that several times per episode this year. Sneaky easter egg to make it fun? Hell no! Lets hammer it home.
2 days, 8 hours ago on “Last Christmas” Promo Art
Tom was my first.
Tennant reincarnated Tom.
I now class both as *my* Doctor as they are basically the same man. But for the sake of the discussion... Tom lol
3 days, 8 hours ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?
4 days, 14 hours ago on Jenny: A Future Companion
I'm ready for her to go. I was gutted to find out she was going to be in the xmas episode. I was really looking forward to a Doctor driven story. I'll be crossing all my fingers and toes that xmas is her exit.
4 days, 21 hours ago on A Hint on Jenna Coleman’s Future?
"Something he points out that some critics miss" I have to say I don't think his critics miss that at all. I think the people who have had issues with this season (in particular) are perfectly aware he has had input in every episode. In fact, it's been my experience that it is those who love the series trot out the "HE DOESN'T WRITE THEM ALL!!!!" line when people have issues with story/content/direction etc etc When people try and point out that in fact he has a MASSIVE say in what and how things get written and has input and re-writes/additional material in all the episodes supporters get very huffy.
I'm very torn about how I feel about him up till this season I may have had issues with some stories or the way he deals with some things but on the whole I've loved the stories. This season... I feel very nonplussed and it's very obvious to me that it's his fingerprints all over it.
5 days, 18 hours ago on Moffat on His Series 8 Worries
"I wonder if when David Tennant tells Peter Davison that “you were my Doctor” it was really Steven Moffat admitting his love for him?"
No, it was David telling Peter. He said as much in an interview. Hence the nods to him in his costume and some of the mannerisms.
1 week ago on Steven Moffat: 10 Triumphs
@Diana van der Pluijm @LaraHarris I'm one of those crazy fans. I've been watching since 1976. I've seen all the episodes more times than I can count. My tv viewing tonight was the last two episodes of The Hand of Fear, The first episode of The Deadly Assassin and I'm about to watch Midnight followed by Vincent and the Doctor. I've not, in fairness listened to *all* the audios but I've listened to most and same goes for the books.
I'll never stop watching, unless the show becomes so without merit that it becomes insulting but yes... this season...
I *get* that writing this show is hard, I *get* that you can never please all of the fans all of the time but I can't help the fact that this series has disappointed me more than ANY of the previous and having been a fan for so long I'm not going to just sit in disappointed silence.
1 week, 6 days ago on Moffat on Series 8 Ratings: There is no drop-off
I don't think the figures have altered much over the years on the whole.
However there does seem to be a change in the attitude of the fandom this season. There is sometimes an argument made that "those who dislike shout louder". I don't know that this is the case there is a lot of *very* shouty love for this season and name calling. If you dislike it you are either an ageing Tennant girl or a Newvian who can't cope with a new Doctor or a sexist for not wanting the Master to be a woman or someone who can't get over RTD.
I am not a Moffat hater... I LOVE CapaldiI am not however a lover of season 8 and there seems to be a much larger, general dissatisfaction being aired with this season in general. I've noticed it on the forums I'm on, with friends who are Whovians, I've noticed it in in *myself*.
I am one of those people who watch Who *constantly*. AOL is woeful seen it more times than I can count. I HATE TPOT but I have watched it... 20-30 times *so far*. TATM irritates the hell out of me, but I've watched it 20-30 times SO FAR. I watched DB 20 times in it's first week. I was SO excited.
Then ITD happened and it took me a week before I could bring myself to watch it again. This season, apart from The Caretaker, Flatline Dark Water and Death in Heaven (which I have watched 3 times), I have watched the episodes twice, once on first viewing, another to see if initial shock was somehow colouring my judgement. But no... something is *wrong*
For me, it's the focus and the story telling.
I want to watch Doctor Who, about the Doctor, his companion and their adventures, I want to know about the companion and their life but I do not want that to be the *focus* of the show, which it has become and I am sorry... but it feels to me this year like Moffat and all the other writers have written "scenes" and have written down ideas they would like to see on screen and then they all had those put into a raffle tumbler and told to pick out 5 each and then were randomly assigned a theme and told to go write a story around it. The stories *suck*. Bad rewrites of stories already told. I don't get it. I've watched some dire Who in my life.... Time and the Rani and Timeflight and Inferno spring to mind as does TPOT and FH (scribble monsters... really?) but this season... It upsets me so much because I can see how amazing Capaldi would be if he were given scripts and stories like Smith was but this season.... And the thing is, the thing that people HAVE to accept whether they like it or not, the number of people who feel this way about this season are far, FAR larger than the disaffected from ANY of the previous seasons and there is NOTHING wrong with us as fans discussing why.
@Clara Bosswald wants a Kate Stewart Spinoff @NotsoSmartguy @LaraHarris @troughton who? While not a Deus Ex Machina, the series three ending stretching the lines of credulity I can understand and do accept. The Archangel Network despite being established, doesn't qualify the whole "telepathic field" thing.
But... when it comes to Bad Wolf I think the explanation is much simpler and more logical.
Rose is trapped, needing to get back to the Doctor and wanting to save him, she looked into the heart of the TARDIS and all it did was give her, the only way it could, the ability to move through time. It gave her *control* of time. The destroying and the immortality giving were just side effects. Jack... isn't immortal so to speak... he is a fixed point in time. (yes that MAKES him immortal but in fact it is a "time control" side effect.)
2 weeks, 1 day ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 1
@Typo42 A Gent of Clare @LaraHarris Um... the wandering aimlessly was explained. They *were* under the control of whoever had the bracelet, because despite wandering aimlessly once the Master gave a command they followed it. Nor were they all like Dan. Choosing "delete" in the matrix set up the emotional inhibitors and that being switched on is what also allowed the Master to control them. It's why Danny wasn't spinning on the spot when the Master was giving orders.
His speech didn't best the Doctor the thing that both Danny and Moffat seems to have forgotten is that Clara has seen the Doctor in ALL his guises and personalities. She knows exactly what he is capable of, she stopped him using the moment, she's seen him use a death for an advantage many times, including in this series. The most obvious ones this series was giving the soldier the tracker in ITD and using the girl in MOTOE. And why should he trust people to keep their word. Clara demonstrated exactly why he needs to be pragmatic. Despite all they had been through she threatened him in the most vile way possible, she deceived him and abused their friendship.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on 12 Great Moments From Death in Heaven
@StephenAHayes Bad Wolf was the name of the corporation. When Rose looked into the heart of the TARDIS, it gave her the power she needed to get back to him, it basically gave HER the power of the TARDIS (Idris if that helps). She then returned to the Doctor... on getting there, she took the name of the corporation and scattered it through time to show herself there was a link between then and "now". The scattering of the words was the opening and the closing of the time-loop.
@NotsoSmartguy @LaraHarris @troughton who? Explained? You were shown it and the Doctor specifically described what happened. If you rewatch Boom Town it might become clearer?
@PeterPeazyLittlefield Not in this context it doesn't. Meaning of a word is ascribed based on usage and in the past these articles have used the word great to mean "brilliant". It is therefore reasonable, logical and linguistically correct to ascribe and assume that same meaning would be carried forward.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Death in Heaven
@NotsoSmartguy Bad Wolf was the name of the corporation. When Rose looked into the heart of the TARDIS, it gave her the power she needed to get back to him, it basically gave HER the power of the TARDIS (Idris if that helps). She then returned to the Doctor... on getting there, she took the name of the corporation and scattered it through time to show herself there was a link between then and "now". The scattering of the words was the opening and the closing of the time-loop.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 1
@conallmc2013 @NotsoSmartguy If I may... you are thinking of it in the wrong terms (regarding Asylum). It's not a democracy. There is one Supreme Dalek that basically "runs" things (makes the decisions) every other Dalek there is just to follow.. it's more like the Nuremberg Rally, Hitler at the top... all the others nodding along. No offering opinions or voting on things.
@Antee991166 @NotsoSmartguy @TardisBoy is the Mistress There's the rub though, less colourful, less bulky... basically, if they hadn't redesigned them there wouldn't have been an issue.
@troughton who? It's not a deus ex machina though, it was established previously that the TARDIS could help in Boom Town.
@Mark McCullough I'd agree that it's maybe not *quite* the right title, maybe it should have been 12 HOLY CRAP moments. Allowing for both the good bits and the bad. lol
The rousing speech Danny gave was utterly pointless. The dead didn't save the world, Danny made them. He was in control as was established by the Masters "raise your right arm...." bit. It mean't nothing and did no-one pick up on the hypocrisy of Danny at all? He tried to shame the Doctor and make Clara see him in a bad light with the repeat of the whole "see... this is who he is, he'll take the advantage" diatribe. Damn straight he should both morally and ethically, you're dead already Danny and it's either plug you in or lose the planet. Suck it up and do the decent thing. I lost all sympathy for him at that moment.
HIM I love, the writing... not so much.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Poll: Capaldi’s Doctor – Hit or Miss?
@Bring back Omega! @Mikeyboss182 Liking RTD's style over Moffat's style doesn't make you "happy" to see the show under perform, that may be your perception of it, that doesn't make it true, but well done in illustrating that both sides are capable of schadenfreude. Me... I've like and hated both of them at times. I liked Moffat up till this season, now... I'd be happy to see him go and while the public viewing figures don't reflect that (and I'm happy because it would be bad for the show) I'd like to think that someone is paying attention to the growing number of fans who are dissatisfied with where things are going but that's probably just wishful thinking on my part.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@allons_ywibblywobbly @Doctavarium Amen.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Death in Heaven Review (Part 1)
@ItsSmallerOnTheOutside @LaraHarris @Doctavarium Agreed, there were some brilliant ideas but they were allowed to die slow horrible deaths and all the while that was happening history was being retconned and canon was being disregarded.
The entire season felt like being given the most delicious looking ice-cream and finding not only was it made from soy but there was a ruddy big bug in it too.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven
@DocWhoLocked @LaraHarris It wouldn't surprise me in the least if he pulled that out of his a**. Much like I wouldn't be surprised if he wrote an entire season of Who without the Doctor being the lead... wait....
@Doctavarium @LaraHarris @ItsSmallerOnTheOutside Into the Dalek really annoyed me as a story. It was the most pointless, dull, "we learned nothing new", badly told Dalek story in the history of Who. It was an utter waste of budget.
@Doctavarium @DocWhoLocked Looms.
@Doctavarium @LaraHarris @ItsSmallerOnTheOutside I would defy anyone to argue that the stories were original. All of them were rehashes of previous episodes and to my mind, much more poorly told.
@ItsSmallerOnTheOutside YANA and even though we are a minority... we're not a small minority. There is a LOT of dissatisfaction over this season.
@mczolly [sarcasam]Yes, because the Doctor falling towards the TARDIS is where people have issues.... [/sarcasam]
@DocWhoLocked @LaraHarris Again, they were friends as boys they were friends to a point in the Academy, but there is nothing to indicate they were anything more than friends.
@DocWhoLocked There has never been anything to indicate anything like that, the Master and the Doctor became rivals fairly early in life (respectively speaking for a Timelord).
@The Finn @LaraHarris Aaaah. Oops? lol Never mind.
Maybe if you enjoyed the episode you were too caught up in the drama and if you didn't you were too incensed with the silliness and either way your brain went to mush!
@The Finn Oh dear lol I bet you feel like a bit of a numpty. Why did you think he was smashing the TARDIS console?
@DalekSupreme1 @MWTV As one of the folks who has struggled to like anything about this season, do you think it is possible that the reason there is a much bigger negative "vibe" this season is because it just... *isn't* as good?
I've been watching Who since 1976 and through all the dreadful episodes (Timeflight) and awful concepts Who has always been Doctor and Adventure orientated. This season has moved away from that, it has become about the companion and their life and the Doctor and the Adventures have basically become the background to that.
I mean.. I totally agree... the vibe from the fans this series IS different. It is more negative. Yes in the past people had issues with Moffat and I personally have issue with his utter disregard for canon and history BUT on the whole I loved Smiths tenure. When I ask myself what bits I like about this season they are brief, little moments that are Doctor orientated, the spoon fight, the bit where the blitzer came back too soon and he scrambled to get the machine on his back and get out, his bit in deep breath on the shoreline, his exchange with the half faced man, the speech to the Boneless... the most popular episode this seasons seems to be MOTOE, why? Because the Doctor features.
I'm sorry (so sorry) that the vibe is upsetting you, it;s hard to read a lot of negativity but I am more sorry that people are not enjoying it and much more sorry that I am struggling with a show that I have loved since I was 5.
I think my brain is still in jelly from last night... the EPISODE isn't floating people's boats, not the the review, although I'm fairly sure there are plenty who don't like the review. lol
@jpepelko @LaraHarris @Antee991166 Mmmmmmm.... I think that's being a bit pedantic. It was a finale to a special series.
I think it's a pretty fair review, a bit generous to be honest but it's seriously not floating a LOT of people's boats.
@Antee991166 No End of Time?
@markdaventry @TheDarkAndTheLight How about because he couldn't regenerate and we would like to know how he survived. The last we saw of him, he was using what was left of the life force he had to push the council back and killing himself in the process.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Moffat on Finale Death, Master Future
@DannyGold Really wish people would let that go. The Zygons and the humans worked things out and moved on from where they were, WHY would it be Zygon Osgood? WHY would she be working in unit looking like Osgood? Zygons looking like others is a form of defence/attack, they don't choose to look like that when they don't have to, they prefer their own form.
It had better not actually *be* Santa (or rather be sold as "Santa is real") because we are then moving into the realm of the ridiculous. Not that things haven't already been ridiculous enough this season.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on 2014 Christmas Special TV Trailer
@YaelMoise Oh well said Madam, well said!
I'm so glad I am not the only one who was horrified at what he did to the Brig and yes, completely right about the killing of Osgood. I liked that it was a shock and unexpected but it was obvious and clunky within the story.
@Notsosmartguy Approves of female Master @LaraHarris @MrRazza likes counting down with Tony Blackburn lmao! Amy and Rory didn't really die, they lived out their lives in a different time. Osgood I completely sympathise with. As for the rest. I hear your pain.
Joss Whedon in my eyes is a serial killer... but I still love him. lol
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven
@The Mistress has landed and she is glorious @LaraHarris @Avor @M-M-G I'm a Brit! lol
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change
@9101112 @LaraHarris @Notsosmartguy Approves of female Master @MrRazza likes counting down with Tony Blackburn Good god I hope not. lol