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@Stradiwhovius @MaraBackman @supermoff I definitely mark 7 as the rough patch, Clara is my favourite companion and I really feel like she is yet to have her time to shine, even now.
1 day, 3 hours ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
That River painting is incredible! I could swear it was a photo!!!!!
1 day, 3 hours ago on Weird and Wonderful
@gunslinger19 I think Capaldi doesn't come across properly here. I'm sure what he means is that he collaborated with Moffat, and I'm sure they met each other halfway. I should think that Capaldi of all people would be able to say "actually, I like your idea better". He just wanted to make sure he knew exactly what he was in for before he took the part.
2 days ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
This has me more excited than ever. It sounds like he's taking what I'll dub the 'Hartnell approach' - there's still time for a laugh, but when it comes down to it there's no nonsense. The last Doctor was a bit silly and perhaps unstable, which worked really well for Matt, but this seems to be totally polar. This Doctor means business, and there's nothing that can get in his way. With Hartnell - and now, it seems, Capaldi - there's only one way to do something, and that's properly.
@Polyphase Hear hear. Seriously, what else are we supposed to do? With 50 years of history we have to find some way of identifying each Doctor, and it's a lot easier to write "One" then "Hartnell" etc. Yeah, it IS just a fandom thing, the same way that the "new" and "classic" series is a fandom thing, but I don't get why it's a problem. Just because we like to call 'Doctor Smith' 'Eleven' it doesn't mean we actually mean anything by it...
4 days, 8 hours ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
That 1974 trailer just got me excited all over again, it reminded me exactly why I can't wait for the Capaldi era - I really feel like we're starting to hark back to the old days a bit. I mean, for a start, an old man who can't remember how to fly the TARDIS and (possibly) two teachers trapped with him? YES. Even if the entire series doesn't go this way I think Deep Breath will nod back to An Unearthly Child and reference other classic stories (I have no idea what will actually happen, I've avoided the online spoilers).
1 week, 1 day ago on Weird and Wonderful
@ilyootha It is, however, a head that appears to have fallen from the sky...
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Returning Characters & Monster
@supermoff poor Osgood, always a few Doctors behind :P
@supermoff *the Brig hahaha
@supermoff Yes! I really love Kate, I think she's a great 21st century version of Brig. I'm so glad Moffat seems to have 'resurrected' UNIT.
@SonicTheHedgehogRules I really think it will be the latter, there needs to be a bit of 'cleaning up' with the Cyberman storyline one way or another. Moffat seems to prefer the classic way of doing things (as opposed to the RTD way) so let's hope he's looking to wipe out the Cybusmen!
I think the theory that Time Lords are humans is good,
but Gallifrey being Earth? No, it seems too much of a stretch. What if, far in
the future, humans - lead by the Lazarus-like Rassilon, who was obsessed with becoming
immortal - colonised Earth?
This still opens up a host of 'holes' that will need to be
filled. To start, there's all that stuff about Time Lords being ancient, and
how - in the words of the Doctor - they "came first". It's been
implied several times that regeneration came about through continued exposure
to the time vortex (a point that was, quite notably, reinforced by Moffat) so
that won't be a problem to explain, but the two hearts is a bit more complicated. It
would, however, clear up a few things - like the Doctor's interest in Earth and
saving the human race, and why he looks exactly like a human (as was pointed
out by Star Trek, you'd expect a race from the other side of the galaxy to at
least have pointy ears or six fingers or something).
Even so, there is a line that even Moffat knows he can't
cross. There's a difference between bending a few rules and challenging our
assumptions (eg "Gallifrey Falls No More"), and attempting to retcon
an idea that the show's writers have been building on for 45 years. To be
honest, I think this is yet another "Moffat publicity poly" - he's a
pro at bending a few words and upsetting the entire fandom. It's like his
subtle suggestion that the Doctor "could be a woman" - despite there
being three other 'Doctor castings' in the 21st century, never before had there
been such a huge and dragged out debate over the idea, when the whole time
Moffat never intended to make it happen in the first place.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on An Earthly Gallifrey
@ClaireAbraham That's basically what I said. I'm not talking about people deciding they don't like Capaldi's Doctor, I'm talking about people who refuse to give it a chance, who say that the show is now "ruined".
And it's not fair to base the success of the show on the attractiveness of the Doctor - have you seen Ian, Steven and Jamie? Did it ever occur to anyone that people might want to watch the show, say, because they're attracted to Danny Pink?
1 month ago on Colin Baker: Tennant & Smith Brought Female Fans to Doctor Who
Yay, I forgot that this year we're getting more Steve Thompson! I know most people don't like his episodes, but I thought Curse of the Black spot was ok and I LOVE Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS :D
1 month ago on Series 8: The Almost Complete Line-Up
@jackrudrum I know what you mean, I've seen some of the fanfiction :P I agree, the show isn't about the Doctor being attractive. I mean, I'm not going to lie, I do enjoy watching attractive people on TV (Tennant and Smith included), but it has nothing to do with my reasons for watching or loving DW. Besides, the Doctor always has great looking companions - why do you think I love Steven Taylor so much? I must admit, Danny Pink isn't looking too bad from my perspective...
@CassaraRadio Thanks man. I agree, I think this will be a true test and will really distinguish the true fans from the 'fangirls'. I'm really looking forward to the Doctor being my grumpy and quirky uncle again, I always feel that way when watching the classics.
I'm glad that they created appeal for females, I know a lot of people who became interested in watching Doctor Who because of Tennant and Smith and came to love the show for different reasons. However, if they're going to stop watching just because Capaldi is 'old' then so be it, we don't want you in this fandom anyway. Go and fangirl over Destiel or something (no offence to Supernatural fans, but you know what I mean).
It kind of reminds me of when I was in the line to get John Barrowman's autograph, this REALLY loud and annoying fangirl was behind me raving about David Tennant and I heard her say "I'm worried about Capaldi because he's meant to be a bit older". I wanted to reach over, strangle her and say "I'm a 19-year-old 'fangirl' and Hartnell is one of my most favourite Doctors."
After all, Capaldi said it right, he's technically about 950 years too young to play the part.
@needcomicmoney @sontaran17 Don't worry, I'm a bloody kid and I got it ;)
@Mr 11 It's...a joke. He was joking. Come on, I'm a bloody kid younger than Smith when he first got the role and even I understood that!
@Sephora36 I agree, Peter and Paul were both young and - in my opinion - really hot, and Tom and Chris were pretty good looking too. Also, I hate how everyone raves about Jack and how original and attractive his character was, Steven Taylor was technically Doctor Who's first ever sexy space pilot from the future.
@LeeBeing Now I can't argue with that, especially the "16-18" part :P
1 month, 1 week ago on You will become like us! The Best ‘Converter’ Episodes
Great choices! I think your reccomendations can fit different kinds of people very well:
- Blink is great for someone who is very new to sci-fi and Doctor Who concepts.
- The End of the World is good for sci-fi fans (eg 'Trekkies' etc), it very much throws you in the deep end
- The Eleventh Hour is great for people who love fast paced action and adventure (it was the first episode of DW that pulled me in and convinced me this was the best show in the universe)
- Human Nature is great for people who love horror and darker concepts
- The Girl in the Fireplace hits the right spot with the romantics
- The Snowmen is great for humour, while still showing off the more serious side of Doctor Who.
- The Christmas Invasion is the choice for those who have a special interest in David Tennant (semi-eyeroll) and is good during the festive season in general.
@Polyphase Wow, that's pretty poor in that case.
1 month, 1 week ago on WHOops! When Doctor Who Gets It Wrong
@Ollie Walton Harrod @A Friend of the Ood Well, no, you don't meet a lot of those people, but what i mean is that people are unwilling to accept the opinions of others and insist that theirs is the only correct one. For example, I post a comment about how I like the serial The Space Museum, and I get a plethora of replies like "how can you like that abomination of a story?! You need help" etc.
1 month, 1 week ago on Yes, I’m a Whovian, but I’m one of the nice ones
@craig33 That's what I thought! My mind instantly went to The Time Meddler.
1 month, 1 week ago on Series 8 Filming: Smaller on the Outside
@Polyphase I think the problem with the ABC is that, due to their funding, they don't do a lot of external advertising. Back then you never read the TV guide or watched anything on their channel then you wouldn't know what was on - commercial channels did a lot of print advertising on billboards and the like, but the ABC just never bothered/couldn't afford it.
I accept the massive mismatches as charm (eg the doors opening outwards - meh), but in the back of my mind I retcon smaller mistakes just so they don't bother me. For example, with the licence plates, I always thought that the Doctor originally got the scooter in the UK and figured that if he got in trouble in the US he could just flash his psychic paper and get away with it. After all, getting new licence plates is kind of a pain...
@A Friend of the Ood I agree, but I think the problem is that people forget that everyone here loves Doctor Who. People are welcome to give their opinions, disagree with others and have a healthy debate, but it needs to be done respectfully - I'm sick of this "I'm right and you're wrong" mentality. People need to start respecting the opinions of others, even if it differs from their own.
@PaulMorris7777 ...dude, have you read that magazine? I am not joking, you cannot turn any given page without coming across a Classic Who reference. Almost every single letter from readers references classic who, even of its about the new series. Almost 6-10 pages of every issue is dedicated to "the fact of fiction", which comprehensively provides every single piece of trivia for a doctor who story - which 11/12 times is a classic one. If you tried to read that magazine without any prior classic who knowledge you'd have issues getting past page 3.
2 months ago on The Top Stories & Doctors (According to DWM 2014)
@edoe101 I'm really hoping it will be more along the lines of Katherine Jenkins.
2 months ago on Foxes Cast in Series 8
Yay! I'm seeing A Christmas Carol all over again but without the Christmas :)
@Oncoming_Badger That's understandable, I really think we should have had McGann instead of Hurt. It still blew me out of the water though, really I couldn't have asked for anything better.
@Judge Claude Frollo And what, may I ask, is specifically wrong with season 16? The arc was great, the stories were of the same quality of any of the recent seasons, and there was nothing wrong with Romana I as a companion (I mean sure, she wasn't the best, but she was fine too.)
@Seaborn W Deadman We agree way too much, I love Hartnell ;) To be honest I don't really think it's fair to compare Doctors, it's all relative to the story quality at the time, the length of their tenure, and the amount of people that saw them first.
@Seaborn W Deadman Exactly! Sure, it didn't have the best execution, but I thought it was quite well thought out, had a decent amount of action, and the whole idea of "avoiding the glass case" was fascinating. Before The Space Museum the 'time travel' aspect of the show was really only used to get the travelers to a different setting, but here it's actually manipulated into a plot point. Really, it was Doctor Who's first ever experiment with "timey-wimey", which we can't forget is the basis of so much of our show today.
@Polyphase It's true, but readers of DWM (what's more readers of DWM who bothered to send in the voting sheet) are as good as you're going to get. I'd say a really large majority of those voters had watched all of Classic-Who and are just as familiar with it. It's definitely better than the polls they put on this site.
@Seaborn W Deadman I agree, Genesis is definitely one of my favourites and perhaps more so than Androzani. I think the top 5 is pretty much spot on for me, except I would probably place Blink at 5 and move the others up.
@Malohkeh @Sir James Bond Yay, someone who actually doesn't mind The Space Museum! I was expecting it to make the bottom ten, but I don't really want it there.
@Oncoming_Badger I agree with what you mean about Akhaten, but people didn't vote for TDoTD "just because it was the 50th". It was a 50th that delivered. Unlike The Five Doctors, it had just the right balance of everything you could ever want in a 50th anniversary special (except for maybe Classic Doctors), and that's what made it amazing. Everyone had all these expectations, all these things that they wanted to happen, and so many of them came true.
@ClaireAbraham @Regenerated Catterson Exactly how I feel. Not the best episode of Doctor Who ever made, but it had some solid stuff going for it. My DWM should be in the mail next week, I'll be very interested to see how Love and Monsters actually did fare...
Woah, I did not expect to see The Rings of Akhaten there! Discounting TDoTD the rest was pretty much the same as 2009, although it's very interesting to see that Genesis overtook Androzani. Also, I'm happy that Matt Smith is on par with David Tennant, just because I think Tennant is too overrated. At least DWM readers have taste!
"We often forget that these characters that we love and adore have lives that continue off screen. This has become even more evident with the surprise revelations such as; Clara being a teacher – E.g. “So much for continuity, Clara didn’t even go to teacher’s college”"
Not even mentioning the rest of the article, I love the point you have made here. It's exactly what I feel like I'm telling so many people all the time - Clara wasn't born a nanny, Martha didn't sleep at UNIT HQ, etc. It's just like how we don't just watch Doctor Who - we have jobs and families an education too.
2 months ago on The Matrimony of Mr and Mrs Smith
@TheCapaldiMasterplan It's something to think about for sure, but I think Doctor Who is being viewed much more highly by the BBC since it got a proper launch in the US
2 months ago on Doctor Who Could Have Ended With Tennant
I have never heard anything more ridiculous in my life. Sorry, but the people who thought this obviously knew nothing about Classic Who
@Baker Street… is the Moment! Woah, that 4/5 morph Doctor is actually kinda hot!
2 months ago on Weird and Wonderful
@The Living Angel Considering that wasn't real I...I just...it almost made me want to cry...I am so sad Matt's gone, but every time I see something like that I just get so excited. I look at Capaldi in that costume I can see the entire history of the show, classic and new, everything...August is going to be incredible.
The Pandorica version of "muscles"...oh man, I'm just sad I didn't think of that first!
@EricPavlat Christina for sure! She was so different from any of the other New Series companions, she had the attitude of River and the sass of Donna but on a totally different scale. She would have been so interesting if she got to know the Doctor better.
2 months ago on 5 Could Have Been Companions
I want Jenny back, but I'm not sure what it would do to the show.
@Polyphase Agreed, I would have liked to have seen some sort of other episode with the classic Doctors, maybe some web stories like Night of the Doctor?
2 months, 1 week ago on Could The Eleven Doctors Have Been Achieved Without Overcrowding?