This is what happens when a small floppy lion gets drawn into the space / time continuum...
Nice one! My sentiments exactly- take the episodes as they come and then afterwards revel in spotting all the clues dotted around the previous series and a half... no point in second guessing what Clara actually is, we're probably going to get it wrong!
20 hours, 32 minutes ago on Questions, Questions: The Unsolved Clara Mystery (Part 2)
Sounding great! Fingers crossed that our expectations haven't been set too high...
20 hours, 41 minutes ago on BBC Confirms Hour Long Series 8 Finale
@Unibot @MoserGray As I have mentioned before...K9 used to refer to Romana in a certain way which sounds vaguely familiar....
1 day, 1 hour ago on Dark Water Advance Preview
@Harry doctor who Potter It's feasible. How did K9 refer to her..?
@TheOncomingHurricane @YaelMoise @Polyphase @DocWhoFan you're mistaken- they are Dalek Bumps...
2 days, 1 hour ago on Dark Water Clip
2 days, 2 hours ago on The Day / Time of the Doctor Soundtrack
@LaraHarris The AI is calculated usings scores from viewers that rate a range of different programmes on that day on a scale of 1-10. Maybe the people providing the AI scores quite liked it? or perhaps there were fewer programmes on that day that they felt were better...?
Who knows. Anything over 80 is classed as being very good, so we shouldn't really complain.....
3 days, 20 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@Scootersfood, Secret Agent of C.L.A.R.A. I'm not sure a drop of 1 point could be classed as "freakish"?
To keep up with Frozen, perhaps the next episode should contain a song called "Do you want to build a Cyberman"?
4 days, 16 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Review
Try using a standard set of weighted evaluation criteria to mark each episode. A great way of objectively creating rankings for almost anything..!
(And we can thank an act of parliament for helping me come up with that idea ...)
(Hmmm...that sounded much better in my head. Serves me right for trying to sit on the fence....)
1 week, 1 day ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline
I vote Mummyline on the Flatulent Express.
@Oodkind I don't thinkMissy necessarily created Clara- chose her perhaps. Perhaps the finale will reveal who gave Clara the Doctor's telephone number in the shop..?
1 week, 2 days ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”
I've never produced a ranked list of episodes before (and I've been following the series since 1973).
Maybe I should come up with a marking system based on weighted evaluation criteria and use that to score the Nu Who episodes (using criteria such as storyline, character development, cast, visual effects, etc- weighted in order of relative importance)- after all, its what I do for a living.
Or I can do what I've been doing for the last 41 years and just sit down, let the episode happen and see if I enjoy it or not...
1 week, 2 days ago on Your Verdict on Mummy & Episode Ranking
@BazHood @BJAMES I can remember the Dark Times of 1989 / 1990 very clearly. Even with the slight blip in the ratings, I cant see the programme going off air anytime soon (BBC Worldwide would see a massive hit in profits if NuWho merchandising was wound down.)
1 week, 3 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@Mercy Reborn2 Yes she was. She appeared in the episode "Headhunter" in the final series in 1981.
1 week, 3 days ago on R.I.P. Lynda Bellingham
I'm going to be distracted by knowing that this episode wasn't actually filmed in the Bristol- but take solace in the fact that parts of Asylum of the Daleks, Night Terrors and The Snowmen were!
(and I mustn't forget The Sunmakers or one of the episodes in S3 of Sherlock..!)
2 weeks ago on Flatline Advance Review
...and watch the demand for 5" scale Character Options Tardis toys suddenly shoot up on eBay...!
2 weeks ago on Flatline Clip
@BeyondThePolice I prefer the Miranda Raison vocal to the Yamit Mamo version on the soundtrack CD. Thinking about it I prefer the Tim Phillips original vocal on Song for Ten over Neil Hannon's (and I'm a big Divine Comedy fan). It's a pity that these two original versions of the songs weren't included in the recent 11 CD 50th Anniversary Soundtrack box set.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Who Tunes: Ranking the Lyrical Songs of Doctor Who
I remember back in the late seventies when it was on at 6:15 every Saturday night. Then JNT came along in 1980 and put it on almost an hour earlier. Such disruption....
3 weeks ago on In the Forest of the Night Official Synopsis
I was thinking he looked more like first season Pertwee (sans Inverness Cape)
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Promo Pics
Ah...the episode set in Bristol that actually wasn't filmed in Bristol (unlike the Sunmakers, Night Terrors, Asylum of the Daleks, The Snowmen, etc).
Even Murdoch Mysteries managed to film a few scenes here when they set an episode in Bristol (and it's a Canadian series!)
4 weeks ago on Flatline Official Synopsis
@The Lazy Caretaker Cat I commented on the Guardian newspaper and the fact that Missy wore black. Read into that what you will...
1 month, 1 week ago on The Caretaker Promo Pics
@MaraBackman Scovox Blitzer sounds very Douglas Adams-like to me...
@Ottoman14 Don't forget it also appeared in the first ever episode in 1963..!
Is that because you're concealing some guilt..?
1 month, 1 week ago on 12 Great Moments From Time Heist
Mr Daak actually goes back to the early days of Doctor Who Weekly in 1979... He had his own strip long before he appeared with the seventh Doctor. Formed a team with an Ice Warrior and a Draconian too (Star Tigers).
1 month, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist
Don't forget Absolom Daak, Dalek Killer..! This makes DWM comic strips canon..!
...and his brother David appeared in Curse of Peladon (also appeared in Midnight and played the second Doctor alongside Tom Baker is the BBC Who audio dramas. I think Colin Baker also shared a flat with one of the Troughton brothers in the 1960s....)
1 month, 1 week ago on 2014 Christmas Special Guest Stars Confirmed: Frost, McMullen & Troughton
They still scared the heck out of me when I first saw them (but then I was only a small child when they were first shown....)
1 month, 1 week ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8
I was discussing the lack of resolution around not exiting the time stream with a friend yesterday. It wouldn't surprise me if that was referenced somehow in the coming weeks....
1 month, 1 week ago on DWM: Things will never be the same again after Kill the Moon
Good on you. It's still worth committing to after 41 years, take it from me..!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter
@Burgess Shale Schrödinger's Monster. I like it..!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
@Mercy Reborn2 The lack of knowing and closure can be very scary (or confusing for some people...which in itself can be scary)
Shobogans aren't Time Lords... And they are Gallifreyan.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
Agreed. Moffat is at his best when he plays with primal childhood fears...!
No problem with Capaldi's accent. But then my family does originate from Glasgow....
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Is Capaldi’s Accent Causing Issues?
@Scootersfood @ Notsosmartguy @Seaborn W Deadman I don't need to dream about a cancellation- it happened to me for real in 1989..!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Listen Spoiler-Free Review
@supermoff is alone. Listen... @ Notsosmartguy The answers to your questions have already been given in a DWTV article this week....
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Caretaker BBC Synopsis
@supermoff is alone. Listen... @Aaron the Whovian @CuriousGloom So did An Unearthly Child, but I don't consider it a reference. Well, no more than The Day of The Doctor and Into The Dalek..)
@CallumSimmons Best not analyse the various costume combinations for the third and fourth Doctors then. It's surprising how many variations they've had between them....
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Listen Promo Pics
The "Fantastic idea for a movie" plea was followed by the second best line in the show in my opinion..!
(The best line being "Don't be lasagne")
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Into the Dalek Review
@CeliaMoore @AlessandroArsuffi From memory, the Fourth Doctor got a slap across the face with a glove when challenged to a duel (Ribos Operation, perhaps?) by which he responded by reciprocating (also with a glove) followed by an indignant nod.
@Exalos @NeutronFlow @jchinuk The long white hair and jewelled ring can be confusing..
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Into the Dalek UK Ratings
@Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon @Scootersfood @DrunkenDalek That's no way to refer to The Radiophonic Workshop....
@Huknar Dont worry- Strictly will probably take the brunt of it in a few weeks...
@The_Eternal_Dalek @Scootersfood @Ottoman14 Yes- it is possible to survive a Doctor Who cancellation. Many of us here still bear the scars....
@MatthewBurrows I'm really liking the classic series vibe that Capaldi seems to be bringing to the Doctor's character- a lot of Tom Baker-isms creeping in. The whole concept of taking three weeks to fetch coffee and not thinking too much about it- brilliant.
@Sukee @elhakim It used to terrify me as a kid in the 70s. That's how it should be.
...and such dedication from Samuel: getting a real lump on his forehead from repeatedly banging his head on the desk..!
2 months ago on A Study of Pink: Danny Speculation