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Michelle Kerry, You bring up many great points, and I congratulate your self realization. I cannot quite understand it, but I still say good for you!
But I will point out two things that may give you a different perspective.1) In the case of CASSANDRA, I wonder if there is two things at play here. One RTD either made a mistake in writing the script or forgot the character was transexual. Or, perhaps more telling, That Cassandra had been so removed from her sexuality and humanity, she had forgotten what she was.2) The Mother being strong. It's been said, biologically speaking , XX (female) Chromosomeis more resilient than XY (Male). This is not to knock the male gender or raise the female. Its just better genetically. XY has more chances of screwing up the coding than a solid XX.
38 minutes ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
I would like to think that Clara departure will actually be a surprise. I wonder if by saying she will be here the whole season, they don't find a way to actually suddenly have an episode where she departs the doctor.
The shock value alone would be worth it.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Is Clara Really in All of Series 9?
I will have to say I do agree partially with this article: Davies definitely took a different tone with Doctor regeneration from the beginning of the show to the end of it. And it was very self indulgent BUT: When 9 transformed into 10, Tennant gave a great speech on what kind of Doctor he would be
THE DOCTOR: See, that's the thing, I'm the Doctor, but beyond that, I... I just don't know. I literally do not know who I am. It's all untested. Am I... funny? Am I sarcastic? Sexy?
[He winks at Rose]
THE DOCTOR: Right old misery? Life and soul? Right-handed, left-handed, a gambler, a fighter, a coward, a traitor, a liar, a nervous wreck - I mean, judging by the evidence, I've certainly got a gob!Also later he states:
THE DOCTOR: Don't challenge me, Harriet Jones. 'Cause I'm a completely new man. I could bring down your Government with a single word.But here's the thing: The major difference between Davies and Moffat is that Davies always goes for the heart/emotional truths. He doesn't actually play with story structure well. Moffat really does outshine him in doing story arcs, but the emotional element is not really his core. In fact, I'd say a majority of the emotional impact was brought by Matt Smith, Karen Gillians and Arthur Davaull acting.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Why I Hate the Tenth Doctor’s Regeneration
It's simple: it was Galifrey. The doctor was going to blow up,everyone., including himself. the Moment even pointed this out and then told him his punishment was that he would survive. To live with his consequences.
4 months, 1 week ago on Making Sense of Listen’s Gallifreyan Gallivant
I'm so sad this isn't coming to Los Angeles! Peter Capaldri and TV host Craig Ferguson was in a punk band together and are old friends!
6 months, 2 weeks ago on An Audience with Capaldi & Coleman, Seoul World Tour Updates
Here is the way Season 5 was a fairy tale: it was about a little girl who ran away with a madman in a box. She had many adventures with him that had fairy tale aspects. 1) meeting powerful leaders and helping them out (Churchill and Liz 10) 2) she prayed for help with a problem and the Doctor showed up. 3) She found her true love in a dream. 4) Her true love died and came back and protected her for a thousand years. 5) she had a scary ad enter wile traveling alone in the woods( wreck of the Byzantium) 6) she met met up with a great artist and the mutually influenced each other.
There are more parts- if you go to other seasons, but by and large she had true fairy tale elements.
7 months ago on Should Doctor Who Adopt a Darker Tone?
Peter Capaldi is a very classy man! I think that many of the Doctors were great ambassadors for the show. Sadly not all of them, but a majority of them.
7 months, 1 week ago on Weird and Wonderful
@Gustaff Well, it was very lovely! I enjoyed it!
7 months, 2 weeks ago on 11 Doctor Who Instances When It Was Just… Blissful
The one that stands out the most was Tremas- from the Keeper Traken. He was Nyssa father who was a friendly good natured scientist. he was killed when his body was taken over by the Master!
7 months, 2 weeks ago on The (Father’s) Day of the Doctor
You see: when Unit first appeared, the adventures were to be set in the near future. (The series was in 1970s- but the stories were supposed to be in the 80s) Somewhere along the way-writers set the stories as if it was present day (1970s)
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Yes, I’m a Whovian, but I’m one of the nice ones
The thing was though, The Silence told Rory, if he died in this time line, he was dead. Why wouldn't that apply with her?
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Who Mysteries: What Happened to the Kovarian Chapter?
One of the great twist about his episode is all of Gullivers lines come straight from the book.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on On First View: The Mind Robber
Learn from the Angels. Leave a good concept alone.
9 months, 1 week ago on Suranne Jones on Bringing Idris Back
I think it's important to remember that great shows were set against each other. Now if you actually have detailed analysis, There were a lot more "favorite" episodes. For Example, I loved "The Next Doctor", It was a solid episode, filled with fun and premonitions.
9 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Everything Else (Episodes 9-13, Specials)
I'm glad you found things to your enjoyment on this episode. It shows me different things to look for when watching a Doctor Who episode.
9 months, 1 week ago on Do you want to live forever? The Lazarus Experiment In Perspective
Thank you for sharing your views. It's good to get another perspective on an episode. While I can only share my preferences of what I liked, the initial concept, Martha's family, Acting itself. It only goes to show there are no true bad Doctor Who episodes, just different flavors.
The fiveish doctor proved that Whovians have a brilliant sense of humor!
9 months, 1 week ago on Moffat Battles The Five(ish) Doctors Again
When Name of the Doctor "won" it's slot, that should not give the writer a license to complain on why it shouldn't have earned the title.
Perhaps it would be better serve by accenting why it is so successful.
9 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Dream Run (Episodes 9-13, Specials)
In all honesty, Episode 13 was incredibly tough. It's by no means a horrible episode
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Nightmare Run (Episodes 9-13, Specials)
Nice job. But I really don't want this site to become a battle ground between fans.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Asylum of the Daleks: A Popular Opinion?
Let us all agree on this: all of Doctor Who episodes are brilliant; these just shine a little less brighter than others.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Nightmare Run (Episodes 1-8)
I think the revelation that River was Amy and Rory only suffered from the fact that Mel's wasn't introduced until the reveal.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Smith: The best storytelling was in Series 5
I remember when unpopular opinion seem to be positive support of unpopular episodes. I think there was a bit too much personal attacks against Moffat, and a lack of understanding of some of basic concepts. There is a difference between elegance and beauty. Emperors do have legislative bodies; Emperors and many dictators had councils, parliaments or other legislative bodies. The Daleks are fascist not barbarians.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Unpopular Opinion: Asylum of the Daleks
Says the mAn who was a villain in Stat Trek...appearing on lunch boxes and action figures!
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Cumberbatch Rules Out Doctor Who Role
My vote will be for The Next Doctor. A good villian, a cool "steampunk" version of the Doctor. A lot of fun.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: RTD Specials
The darkest Doctor Who should get is when he's very mad at a very evil person. And I mean UNQUESTIONABLY evil.
I wouldn't mind if Capaldri was a bit more grumpier and not as eccentric as Four or Eleven. I think a mix between 1 and 3 would be good.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on How Could Capaldi’s Doctor Develop?
Okay, here's my take. YMMV
1)The Big Bang: Great season ender. Slightly sets up for the next season but you could conceivably never watch another Doctor Who episode. (Why anyone would deprive them of that pleasure, I have no idea
2) Wedding of River Song: Perhaps one of the greatest openings ever. Containing the solution of how the Doctor escaped his fixed point. However its definitely a to be continued story.
3) Journeys End: was a really good 10 Adventure. Filled with companions and But had a really tragic end to Donna's story. Only weak part is a weakness of ALL RTD stories…Deus ex machina endings.
4) The Name of The Doctor: Great episode, with past Doctors and an answer to Clara and Rivers last episode. Solid story but the drama for the set up of Day of the Doctor overwhelmed the story.
5) Doomsday: Great ending for Roses story. If it was the ending. Least of RTD plotting problems-but put too much emphasis on Rose/Doctors relationship.
6) The Parting of the Ways: Decent season ender…but not really memorable outside of the regeneration. Also had the head scratcher about The Eye of Harmony and Rose manipulation of it.
7) The Last of the Time Lord. Worse of the season enders. It had the Tinkerbell/Jesus glowing effect of the Doctors escape. Totally took me out of the epside.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 13
For me, Pandorica Opens, because it was a culmination of everything good about Moffat's writing. The Stolen Earth and the Sound Of Drums were fantastic set ups , but the overall execution leaves much to be desired. Bad Wold had too many topical references.
Army of Ghost, is my second favorite. Solid set up for an excellent fight.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 12
Utopia. Derek Jacobi was the most evil Master In just the shortest time.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 11
I never saw Rory as a Mickey type-on his second adventure he fought a vampire. Rory didn't like the doctor for the danger he was putting Amy in. So he was probably the most level headed of the companions
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Danny Pink: Recurring How?
Canon will always be what appears on television. Exception being the 8th doctors adventures for big finish. Quite frankly, Every show runner will have their idea of what the Ddoctor is... And who he was.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who: Control-Alt-Delete
Sorry, I gotta disagree with that. With the exception of 8, who was cheated out of a proper TV run, only television shows should be followed.
Why is everyone against Clara having a boyfriend?
Let's Kill Hitler...just to be mean!
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 8
While I Love Bells of St. Johns, Dalek is the one Best of the 9, and easily in the top 10 of the New Doctor Who.
10 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 6
The Rings of Akhaten was a good episode, but not a superior episode. It was a little wobbly on the threat...(a monster in a cage, oh wait I mean a very mean planet.) No, for me, it's the great "When A Good Man Goes To War." There was just too much epic in that episode. Another contender was Amy's Choice...which was brilliant character study, and a very creepy baddie.
10 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 7
Oodkind, if you take a look at how the episodes plot relate toThe doctors last words, The Doctor: It all just disappears, doesn't it? Everything you are, gone in a moment, like breath on a mirror.
It's clear that it wasn't important to show the battles, nor build up suspense until we see him as ancient. This is a character who actually settled down in one place for a thousand years. The doctor always wins his battles. This is a man who couldn't stand still for five minutes in the Power of three.
The tension comes in at the end when he's old, and has no plan.
10 months ago on Why “Time” was the Perfect Summary of Smith’s Era
Great view on the episode. I think many American had to suffer from BBC Americas commercial edits, which disrupted the flow.
I love Matt Smith Dinosaur/beast below is a damn good one., but I loved Shakespeare one too much.
Big fan of the historical ones. Great to see the Globe, witches and really fine companion in Martha
10 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 2
It was between Girl In The Fireplace and The Doctors Wife. Aliens in London had the stupidest aliens in the world, the farting undercut any threat these villains had. Daleks in America was good, but the eventual combination of Dalek/Human hybird was...strange. Time of the Angels was good, but the Weeping Angels should have been an one off villain. The Sontaram Strategy was quite good. Power of Three was a good character study, but antagonist story wise was average. I went with The Doctors Wife because it was the best Doctor Who episode dealing with the characters history as well as a great villain piece.
10 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 4
man oh man, School Reunion is a great episode. The villain, the character interactions...and Sara Jane Smith!
10 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 3
Yeah, Gooing with the 11th Hour. It's a gateway episode, much like Rose. If you've never seen an episode of Doctor Who, it works as an introduction. I like Rose, but Rose seems to be a lot weaker in terms of structure. I also liked the set up for the subplots for the season (that turned into that particular Doctors arc.)
10 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 1
@NoahFischel my question is Did the time Lords create the explosion or just take advantage of it ? I don't think Moffat had the return of the time lords until he knew he was going to do the 50th.
10 months, 1 week ago on Silence Will Fall – The Complete Timeline
Excellent article! Too often we forget the people who enhance the show runners vision and highlights the actors abilities.
10 months, 1 week ago on The Unsung Heroes of the Matt Smith Era
The Day of The Doctor should have been excluded. It was a celebration of The Doctor- which had all of them in it, and featured three of the best Doctors, Smith, Tennant, Baker as well as the best one shot Doctor ever: Hurt.
That being said, I was surprise the 11th hour was so high, I thought Vincent episode and the wife were a bit better emotionally.
10 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: Results (5-1)
@DW_girl Oh, I would say so. Considering The Doctor was in the TARDIS the whole time...it was basically about Rory and Amy.
10 months, 1 week ago on Are Doctor-Lite stories the best of Doctor Who?
Peter Cushing thought he could be in canon. Here is is speaking about in the interview which can be found here.. http://drwhointerviews.wordpress.com/category/peter-cushing/
Q: The character you played in those two films was very different from the character on the TV show. Were those films a complete remake?
A: Well I’ll tell you something I thought once. I just said I didn’t watch TV, but one of the few episodes of the ‘Dr. Who’ series that I saw was one that involved a kind of mystical clown (‘The Celestial Toymaker’? – ed.), and I realised that perhaps he kidnapped Dr Who and wiped his memory and made him relive some of his earlier adventures. When Bill Hartnell turned into Patrick Troughton, and changed his appearance, that idea seemed more likely. I think that’s what happened, so I think those films we did fit perfectly well into the TV series. That would not have been the case had I taken the role in the TV series.
10 months, 1 week ago on Could ‘Dr. Who’ Meet The Doctor?
It was certainly better than Hide or The Lodger. I'm a big fan of that gang.
10 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: Results (26-20)
The Wedding of River song should have been higher than hide. Easily a top 20 episode! Followed by Dinasours on a Spaceship. Then everything else can fall as it lies.
Happy birthday Freema! I've always thought she was shorted as a companion!
10 months, 1 week ago on Happy Birthday, Freema Agyeman