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In my mind John Hurt may be the explaintion for the newfound dislike. I still found it very awkward in ItD though.
4 days, 18 hours ago on The Caretaker Advance Review
Statement: corridors are cool.
You're welcome XD
6 days, 1 hour ago on 2nd Opinion: Time Heist
6 days, 1 hour ago on Time Heist Review
The Teller alone makes Time Heist the winner to me.
6 days, 1 hour ago on Face-Off: The Thompson Episodes
I had for some reason skipped this coment but now that I read it I must say I agree with you on almost everything. My main and I think only problem with the review is that I do not feel it is well balanced in the negative and positive aspects of the episode. If I'm not mistaken it's the immediate secondary characters that make up the positive angle. I thought the Teller deserved mention at least, and the first big role of the Doctor in being the hero.. I thought the direction and music were great but I could not really make a clear analysis of them so I may be wrong. I'm also really enjoying the eyebrows jokes for some reason.. Sorry, got off track there a bit XP
6 days, 17 hours ago on Time Heist Review
This comment also comes dangerously close to victimization. Look, for context, I have never really argued strongly for one side to the other as when I came the argument had a big head start and I've long since realized there's no point. Countless articles about the subject have cemented the idea on me. What I have grown tired of, and that's pretty rare if you'll take my word for it, is people attempting to pass what is a personal attack directed at a person they've never even met as "constructive criticism". The amount of heart behind a comment must be strong to resort to these type of things and then probably unbendable. If you absolutely cannot do use this, then reasons must come forth, debatable and grounded. I may actually be convinced some aspects of Moffat's writing are sexist, but I haven't come across coversations that'll tempt me. The same goes for things like "Moffat is feminist!" or any of that kind but I at least have never seen one I think.
The debate should be done and over with already imo, but I suspect it'll last at least as long as Moffat does, probably more. I hope this comment isn't wasted on you. And I never really expect any notice to be taken to my motion, but that does not mean I don't mean it and this is my reason.
And really I'm not proposing to end the arguments. What are pages like this for if not that? But this kind of phrasing should stop and people insist on spouting it around like a mantra.
6 days, 18 hours ago on Time Heist Review
I meant minutes, obviously XP
I was almost too sure that Ms. Delphox would be the one. I thought the boss would be a monster like in the game station and Ms. Delphox was using them to get out from under it.
Clara is amazing
I actually like her a lot and when she gets some spotlight I was so glad, because people may stop complaining she didn't have a personality and whatnot. But then where's the Doctor! We get a new one and all he does is sit in the background boohoo!
When I saw this episode I left it feeling, wow, the Doctor was so smart and so many interesting ideas from and for him in this episode. But no, actually where was Clara?
I really don't see how and episode can simultanously do justice to both the Doctor and Clara, the plot and all of the side characters in just 45 seconds. And sometimes it makes me feel like people actively look for what is wrong, not what is great.
You did not get what I was getting at at all.
That comment has the exact same problem and should be banned likewise. Until people learn to think properly.
I propose to ban "Moffat is sexist" as a phrase in DWTV. Then people can actually have reasonable discussions.
And this is not a comment against opinion. Use your head.
And I'm serious about the banning. Whatever that may make me (foolish, arrogant, etc.)
6 days, 22 hours ago on Time Heist Review
I seriously don't get it. Either it's Clara Who or she is underdeveloped? Whovians are impossible.
6 days, 23 hours ago on Time Heist Review
50% 10ns. Just saying.
1 week ago on Your Verdict on Listen & Episode Ranking
@bringmeknitting @Jawsey How about "I will always remember when the Doctor was me". It takes me out of the speech every time..
1 week, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist
@Typo42 You'd have to get close enough. By then you'd be soup.
DWTV - if you think people will be honest, do a Who did you think was the Architect poll. I would never have guessed it was the Doctor!
And how great was it that what the Doctor and Clara wanted was to do some good and save the Teller? I found it brought him closer to me as the Doctor. I can almost see it now.
Also, the Doctor made himself boss XD
And also, it's so fun that he know himself enough to know he'll expect a thing XD
You wouldn't imagine how it pays! Just bought my first star system and all, though for now I'm keeping it in the bank.
1 week, 5 days ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8
That would also be fixing his mistakes, in a sense.
1 week, 5 days ago on Kill The Moon BBC Synopsis
We're past two controversial scenes already and they weren't that bad.
1 week, 6 days ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8
You will be fine for 65 second. You will die in 66 seconds.
For you to say such a thing... I'm suddenly happy XD
Oh my. Too scary for the time slot?
All of these are looking good.
@The Lazy Cat is in on the Time Heist That is the Moffat way.
1 week, 6 days ago on Listen Review
Was a civilian* (where did the edit go?)
One thing that also sprang to mind while reading the review, is some of the parallelisms between Danny and the Doctor and the fact that they both choose to discard their given name and live by a chosen name full of meaning. Danny chooses "Dan" the soldier who doesn't need a gun. In Into The Dalek, some scenes make us assume that Danny has killed someone who wasn't a civilian. To have chosen the name he did, how he must have deeply felt to have "not lived up to the name." And then we have the Doctor, never cruel nor cowardly, the healer, and how he discarded the name when he had no choice but to go against his own name and fight a war, nearly committing genocide.
I certainly agree, there is a thing about names with Moffat.
How many other programs can throw themselves a 3D birthday bash that gets shown across the globe, takes the show in a new direction and then gets voted the best ever story?
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2 weeks ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter
Not really, there is an qctual dark side to the moon.
2 weeks ago on DWM #478: Dark Side of the Moon
@Sephora is Scottish now He's a human being? (or pretending to be one, we never know)
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@alwaysrunning @Angie Whodini escapes from under the bed I don't think that's it but it's the best I've got.
@VictorWong1 I was surprised to notice, while watching and for a brief moment, how little music there was.
@Sharaz_Jek That kind of speech could never be something that originated in Clara. Ergo, the Doctor said it first, then she repeated it to the young Doctor to help him be brave, as a thank you, I'd say. To me it was more about Clara understanding everything she had learnt from the Doctor and using it to help him when he most needed it.
@BeyondThePolice The Doctor and Clara were looking for facts to suit the theory. Sherlock Holmes would frown at them.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
@Beasts_a_Snarling @Americanwhovian It's also the basis of the episodes ambiguity. What the Doctor thinks, what Clara thinks, what we accept of either of their reasoning. It's like faith, analysing both possibilities would mean nothing if we knew the truth. What we believe has actually happened depends entirely on our mindset, and it is the essence of the episode.
@Malohkeh Conjecture: because it's not invisible, it just hides really well.
Also, I think it says quite a lot about Clara as a character both in the show and to us as viewers. In-show, her controlling nature leads her to assume she's got things figured out and is so confident that she passes it on to the Doctor. As viewers, she's been so on a streak lately in getting things right I think our initial reaction is to be convinced by her as well. "I was the origin of the Doctor's fear of this dream and therefore the monster was never real". But is that really completely logical? It would be an interesting development, I think, but I would have to weight it against what revealing whether there was an actual monster would do to the episode retrospectively. For now, this is my headconnon of the episode's ambiguity.
I had to vote yes because of what Rainbow Kidneys said in another thread:
"If there's something that I found REALLY clever about this episode is, in the end, we, as viewers, know that there was a monster (it is revealed for a few seconds, remeber? Behind Clara?), but every character, including Clara and the Doctor, they do not see the creature.
In Rupert's bedroom, Rupert, Clara and the Doctor are all with their backs turned to the creature, so, in their perspective, it could have been a monster OR just an ordinary kid.
In the spaceship, in "the end of time", Only the Doctor stays outside the TARDIS, and we never know if he saw a creature or if he didn't. And the noises? As much as they sound like someone-s knocking, it could have been just noises from the spaceship, although I don't think it really was.
Finally, just when Clara's underneath the Doctor's bed that there isn't an actual creature. So she decide's that, the whole time, it was just the Doctor being scared and obsessive. But it really wasn't, we know that."
I found this immensely interesting.
@AlexYoung1 It could be the opening mechanisms trigger automatically.
@The Unseen Potato How do you make line spaces when commenting?
Basically, write a letter and then go back to before it and press enter, if you want to do it while writing. If not, add them when you've finished. And it looks like it's only one space but it's actually two, so just enter once.
Ok and last thing. Why was "listen" written in the board, either by the Doctor or some unknown entity? What was there to listen for?
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@aleztfu Write all you like (imo)! And welcome :)
I agree that the last scene was really not about Clara, but I see where people who say that are coming from. And well, basically I agree with almost everything else. The only thing I don't see is how the Clara thing creates an issue. Companions have never and will never have to be super important. It was never a competition nor should it ever be. All companions just affect the Doctor the amount that he needs at the time. I see Clara's importance as an interesting narrative, and nothing more. Maybe leading somewhere, maybe not. I don't think it really undermines what comes next. Sorry, I'm really out of time, I would like to say more, but just wanted to reply to say I love your comment! (even though I disagree on that part I mostly really agree XD)
@aleztfu I'm just grateful it's there!
@Causal NexOZ It could be another kid. Who wouldn't want an extra blanket?
Some more comments...
I love Capaldi's question. If that is to become the "catchphrase", I like it because it's more a speech thing that an actually phrase.
Speaking of Capaldi, this episode I felt him much more as a character than before. I think the Doctor is starting to appear to me.
Acting was all-round excellent, so was direction and writing.
Clara and Danny's restaurant scene could be interpreted as another kind of fear, right? I feel like Clara learnt something in this ep, but I wouldn't be able to definite it. Like she kept failing to connect to Danny. I think it may be fear of what the Doctor would say.
This is the first episode I've enjoyed and understood so much after just the first viewing. I simultaneously understand it's an ep I don't really need to rewatch to love, and that I think of rewatching with a sort of passive happiness. I don't know how to explain it very well. It's the same sort of feeling Wonderer Above the Sea of Fog gives me.
@ Notsosmartguy What about the restaurant scene? That was gold.
@The_Major I can't get the fourth one. Which one was it?
Edit: Ah ok. You're counting Capaldi as one right? That makes more sense.
@SOG_AB @Paulcake The Moment didn't create the Time Lock.
@'Cos Guess Who? Ha! @luckemasse @ Notsosmartguy To the casual viewer it's either Danny or the Doctor, and considering the shock in Clara's face and the words "Time Lord" it's already apparent it's the Doctor. Then we have Clara stopping the young boy from investigating and The Doctor from finding out where they are. When they show the War Doctor Clara says something like "you will come back when you're afraid" and then says to the Doctor that it was always his fear, and nothing else. She also repeats to him much of what she'd heard him say, implying it's the Doctor. it also circles back to her asking him if he ever had the dream.
If you've watched Classic Who, for fans, you would know the Doctor wasn't particularly good at his studies.
It is not any other Time Lord because it makes no narrative sense. WHY did the TARDIS go there, if it isn't the Doctor? Clara was clearly worried about him/thinking of the dream and the TARDIS went there.