Time travelling fruit, not a vegetable.
Curse is an all time favourite of mine, glad to see it on the list!
11 hours, 47 minutes ago on The Seventh Doctor: Five Favourites
I am incredibly excited about this.
12 hours, 50 minutes ago on “Doctor Who Extra” Announced
I agree, I've never really liked the more moody Ace from the NAs, I'd have preferred it if Big Finish just didn't worry about making it in the style of the books to the letter, and instead worried about making a cracking 7th Doctor/Ace/Benny story.
15 hours, 10 minutes ago on Happy Birthday, Sylvester McCoy & Sophie Aldred
Shhhh, don't you know they're immortal? Bill, Pat and Jon are all just in hiding until the 100th anniversary! ...What do you mean I'm deranged?
15 hours, 14 minutes ago on Happy Birthday, Sylvester McCoy & Sophie Aldred
Someone clearly forgot about Jamie, Tegan and Amy. 18 months is nothing. Not that I don't hope she stays for longer!
3 days, 20 hours ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
Paul's gotten a little deeper since 1996, but strangely it must've happened shortly after as it's the same from Storm Warning - Eyes of the Master.
4 days, 14 hours ago on Review: The Fifth Doctor Box Set (Spoiler-Free)
I just thought it was generally awful. It was a real let down after what I considered to be a brilliant special the year before.
4 days, 19 hours ago on 8 Potential Pitfalls for Series 8
NAKED out? Oh dear, major spoiler or typo??? :P
5 days, 13 hours ago on Capaldi Unclear on Series 9 Return
*Two full episodes. Episode 2 actually leaked about 3 or 4 days ago, but was plugged up in a few hours. Never the less, it's out there.
I know EXACTLY how you feel.
1 week ago on Review: An Audience With Peter Capaldi & Jenna Coleman
Unless there was a "not" somewhere in the middle!
1 week ago on Series 8 “Faces” Deep Breath BBC Radio Trailer
He does fib a fair bit, I imagine he's two or three times that by now counting Big Finish and the novels, even that's disregarding the Time War and the Classic Series.
Simulcast in Australia? Another early morning for me!
1 week ago on Deep Breath Time Confirmed
1 week, 1 day ago on Weird and Wonderful
The novel version of Illegal Alien is brilliant, it was only recently reprinted in fact.
1 week, 1 day ago on Dawn of the New Doctor
I'm going to go ahead and say something controversial, but i believe it's the best one in the show's history, topping even Tomb of the Cybermen and my second favourite, the Tenth Planet.
I remember being a terrified 8 year old seeing all of those Cybermen waking up in the tunnels beneath the factory. That entire episode was scary, tense and exciting no matter how many times I watched it. The only episode I found scarier than AoS was The Empty Child, which I refused to watch until I was 9 or 10. For me, it's the ultimate Cyberman story, I was and still am incredibly frightened and fascinated by the general concept of them.
I found that and the clock a bit too akin to the more cartoony perception of time travel, with the clock bit looking lifted out of one of those old 60s cartoons in which that'd actually be their equivalent of the time vortex. And as for the theme arrangement, it's a little screechy, but it's far more traditional than the 2005-2013 ones.
1 week, 4 days ago on The Series 8 Title Sequence
Really? There was a period in which I was calling him "the Warrior," which I'm sure was due to his credit in NotD, but I must've been imagining things. I wonder where I got the term though...
1 week, 6 days ago on The Curious Case of the 9th Doctor
It had probably been waiting in the wings already.
The fact that he christened him the "War Doctor" shows that screwing up the numbering was unintentional, merely a side effect of his concept. :)
They didn't call each other Ten or Eleven either. "The War Doctor" isn't an in universe term, it was introduced by Moffat and the merchandising team, etc. as not to screw up the numbering, but some people still insist on pushing the numbers up a point. I really shouldn't have to see people leaving comments with poor grammar on youtube saying; "Hes not the 11th doctor he is the 13th doctor, get it rite," when the BBC upload clips labeling him as the Eleventh Doctor, and nor do I need to see all the old McGann regeneration mock ups being called "fake" and "wrong" by people who don't even bother looking at the upload date. In other words, CAN WE ALL JUST PLEASE JUST LEAVE THE NUMBERING ALONE? John Hurt was even credited as "the Warrior" in Night of the Doctor, so if there is still any discrepancy, there's your answer. (Also this isn't directed at you, I'm pointing it out in general! Sorry, I sort of saw the opportunity to speak my thoughts and took it! :P
I like to believe that the Shalka Doctor is the Doctor's true 9th incarnation, if he hadn't crashed on the planet Karn and chosen his next body via the elixir, changing the course of the war. In the DWM article on Shalka it was implied that the Time Lords had been fighting in a war and had retreated into the Matrix, which would have been the original outcome of the war had the Doctor not become the War Doctor.
Three Steps is one of my favourites, I'd love to see it adapted.
2 weeks ago on Moffat: Big Plans For Future Online Episodes
Nowadays barley anyone hates Colin Baker.
2 weeks ago on Capaldi Doesn’t Expect to be a Heartthrob Doctor
RTD had planned his departure from the beginning and Moffat knew he would succeed him in 2007, and is on record claiming to be near the end. I image we'll have about a season's notice.
2 weeks ago on Doctor Who and the Doppelganger Dilemma
All this time and you only tell us now???
Sylvester McCoy; an actor who made a living from stuffing ferrets down his trousers and playing a man convinced that he is a car played the darkest and most manipulative Doctor of the lot.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Brian Blessed Could Have Been the Doctor
Initially I was against it for a multitude of reasons, mainly due to the fact that it would likely be for the sake of it rather than because a woman who had genuinely won over the producers. Since then, I've listened to the Exiles, and while it may not be the best Big Finish has ever put out, it proves that a female Doctor will definitely work in the future, but it would need to be handled precisely and correctly. Besides, if Thor can become a woman for no reason whatsoever, I'm sure a Time Lord with the ability to change genders surely can!
A king of kings...
It's always great having PKS aboard this site, we consistently get to read interesting interviews that are often better than the ones you'd need to buy DWM for. If I wasn't already getting this, I certainly would be now simply from George Mann's enthusiasm for the project!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on George Mann on Writing the War Doctor
Watch Planet of the Spiders. Basically without spoiling too much, the Fourth Doctor's regeneration is a blotched version of one featured in the story in question.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on When Doctor Who Addresses Its Past
*Head Canon accepted.*
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Capaldi’s Familiar Face Addressed in a Low-key Way
The true reason of the Master's evil: Lack of self control. Of course demonstrated by the fact that he has a chocolate fountain in his console room.
3 weeks ago on How does the TARDIS reflect The Doctor? (Part 3)
Hand in your badge...
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Zoe Saldana Wants Doctor Who Role
Actually, in a deleted scene from Night of the Doctor, Eight was visited by an apparition of the "Obese Orderly" as you so put it, who upon regeneration said to him; "Morgue Jesus-y Man, goodnight." Before disappearing. The scene then cut to the "Is it done?" line as we all know & love. Similarly, Adric's part in Five's regeneration featured a larger cameo from Mather Waterhouse, whose own line was; "Cricket-y Man, goodnight." This was another of Moffat's more obscure tributes during the 50th Anniversary year.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Why I Love the 11th Doctor’s Regeneration
Oh, BBC. Why would you do this? Last time it was a 3D 50th Anniversary extravaganza with a Doctor who would certainly bring in the fans delving into the Time War. That one was a box office hit in a night, but that doesn't mean that every slightly special occasion will do the same! But of course, I would happily love to be proven wrong come August 23rd...
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally
One book hardly amounts to 8 years worth of novels, 9 years of comic strips, and 13 years and counting of audio dramas.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
I pride myself on having listened to most of these. :P Happy B'day, Big Finish!
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Happy Birthday, Big Finish! 15 Picks for 15 Years
DELETED SCENES. I can't see why this would be a limited release, however...
4 weeks ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray
Have you checked under the coffee table?
4 weeks ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8
Well, survival had CGI in the title sequence... :P So I suppose it would be Trial of a Timelord - The Ultimate Foe Part 1, as part 2 had CGI squiggly bits, if I remember correctly.
Last year: Teasers look great, episodes range from average to good, with some duds. This year: Teasers look from average to good, with some duds. Hmmm.....
Aye, before we know it, they'll be space faring!
1 month ago on Weird and Wonderful
Looks like Matt Smiths knows how to "drezz" for the occasion.
I agree, we need the Doctor to run into more obstacles where using the sonic is just not possible, or if it can be used to solve a problem, is out of reach and the resolution is in finding it. Also, BTW good luck with that Divergent Universe thing, I was stuck on Bortresoye for three of those loops!
1 month ago on Doctor Who’s Biggest Deus Ex Machina
Future desktop wall paper sighted.
1 month ago on Cybermen Invade London (Again!)
We can post VIDEOS now? :O
1 month ago on The Importance of Doctor Who’s Theme Tunes
*MurrAy Gold. *Insert cross remark about the commenting system we all fear*
Whenever I hear exclusively NuWhovians wanting a completely original theme for the "next 50 years"on Youtube I realise that I would rather have the show end once again. It's one of those things that you just can't change. It's like the Police Box, the Daleks and the Cybermen, the Doctor's fundamental character, etc. Without it, it would somehow almost stop feeling like Doctor Who! Can you imagine JJ Abrams asking John Williams to completely redo the Star Wars theme? I love all of the iterations of the theme, especially the somewhat controversial Glynn, McCulloch and Murry Gold's most recent 2010 and 2013 versions.