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@NineTenElevenTwelve Totally agree with you. Exactly my thoughts.
3 hours, 42 minutes ago on Why I Love Fear Her And Love & Monsters
@Patrick Mogueeglie I hate Love and Monsters, tolerate Fear Her and don't enjoy Robot of Sherwood as the rest of Series 8. Honestly, I don't see the logic link in this case. Robot of Sherwood had an annoying Robin Hood, but the rest of the plot was good, Capaldi and Jenna were as fit as a fiddle and the Sheriff would've been a perfect Master (that's probably what I regret the most, I really wanted him to be the Doctor's archenemy in disguise!). Fear Her and Love&Monsters are totally different in what good and bad they actually have.
3 hours, 43 minutes ago on Why I Love Fear Her And Love & Monsters
Personally, I would make a huge difference between Love&Monsters and Fear Her. While the former is unbearable to me, the second had its flows but was somewhat acceptable. To give an example, I gave L&M 1/10 while Fear Her got a 5/10. L&M is completely unappealing to me. It's Doctor-lite, but that doesn't mean it's the main reason for hating it - Blink and Turn Left were Doctor-lite but I love them. As for the enemy, the Absorbaloff is a terrible idea itself. I don't like the Slitheen either, but at least the 2 (or should I say 3?) apperances of the Absorbaloff's cousins featured the Doctor and a worldwide threat that made sense to me. The LINDA lot are, in my opinion, a group of brainless nerds - not just the kind of nerds I really love, the brainy ones. And what I hate the most is the stupid and useless ending with Ursula's destiny and the stupid sexual references just make me sick. I never rewatched it completely, I just hate it. As for Fear Her, I think that there are some great moments in it, including the Doctor carrying the Olympic flame. The idea of Chloe Webber and its little alien friend is per se good. It's just the young actress that ruins all of the episode - she was just terrible. Still, this is an episode I can still rewatch and I like it slightly more than The Idiot's Lantern. Unfortunately, Series 2 resulted in the weakest Series of all time for me, even Series 6 somewhat manages to win thanks to the introductory 2-parter and The Doctor's Wife.
3 hours, 47 minutes ago on Why I Love Fear Her And Love & Monsters
@ilyootha @Gouder 'for 10 years!' master I also prefer Storm Warning, Charley is my kind of companion and the story is very original on many grounds. Love all the characters in it and Paul McGann's Doctor is fresh and consistent with his 1996 portrayal.
10 hours, 17 minutes ago on Big Finish Confirms Audio Stories Until 2020
@Gouder 'for 10 years!' master Storm Warning was one of my first approaches to the Big Finish audios and you don't need to know anything about continuity. It's a perfect starting point for the Eighth Doctor and Charley is a fantastic companion. For the Sixth Doctor, I particularly loved The Wrong Doctors with two Six's and two Mels in a very paradoxical episode taking place somewhere between The Trial of a Timelord and the Doctor's meeting with Mel. It's wonderful how the two versions of the Doctor are clearly distinguishable even from audio, since Colin Baker gives a slightly different portrayal of the two alternate Doctors. For the Seventh Doctor it's slighly more difficult, so many good stories, but many of them are continuity-heavy.
10 hours, 18 minutes ago on Big Finish Confirms Audio Stories Until 2020
@Spadesey We all love the MacQueen Master, don't we?
10 hours, 24 minutes ago on Big Finish Confirms Audio Stories Until 2020
And just to be sure, I'm not a Moffat-alone fan or an RTD-hater. I loved these 10 years of New Who with no differences between the two eras.
1 day, 5 hours ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade
Moffat took 9/10 stories in the Top 10, which means he's still extremely loved as a writer (maybe not so much as a showrunner) by most fans. I'm very glad of this result. I'm happy with Day being #1 and Blink as #2. I'd have placed Flatline, Listen and Mummy slightly higher, though. I'm happy for 19/20 episodes in the list, the only exception being Human Nature (it's not even in my Top 50).
@DaftDalek Remember that scene from my first watch to Tomb. Loved that and many other scenes from that serial.
1 day, 21 hours ago on Why I Love The Second Doctor
@chrisew Didn't watch much of his era because of the missing episodes, but I must admit I loved The Tomb of the Cybermen and I think it's the only Cybermen story that scares me to death. Troughton is wonderful in it and the atmosphere is so dark, claustrophobic... the Cybermen are scary despite being made of poor prosthetics and sfx.
@TheSnowmenCometh Well, in reality this Grand Finale features to stories by Moffat and none by RTD (I mean as a writer)... but I agree that this debate is rubbish. Both RTD and the Moff played their roles satisfyingly and this kind of discussions one day shall be put to rest.
2 days, 5 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: The Grand Final
@Clara Who, The Apprentice or The Familiar? Unfortunately, many people didn't like it for some reasons such as the War Doctor or Gallifrey being saved. Curiously, that's exactly why I love it the most!
This is really tough but it doesn't surprise me at all. Happy that Human Nature didn't survive. My vote goes for The Day of the Doctor, though. I think I can re-watch it a billion times and still feel the magic of that night when hundreds of countries watched the same show simultaneously just to say "Happy birthday, Doctor Who". That feeling gives this episode, with its funny, creepy and dramatic moments a completely different taste. Long live the Doctor(s)!
@TheNightmareChild @King of the North He could've landed them on a human colony in the future, in the hands of the descendant of Adelaide Brooke who married a Tandonian prince. Safe place. They'd be welcome as heroes.
4 days, 1 hour ago on Revival Face-Off: Semi-Final #1
@TheNightmareChild @King of the North The Doctor's death on Lake Silencio was also fixed, but using the Tesselecta was more than enough to solve the paradox.
@King of the North I agree with your suggestion. Unlike Eleven, Ten wasn't used to use the timey-wimey side in a very effective way, though. Eleven was a real Lord of Time, cheating death and fixed points in an incredibly effective way more than once.
None of the episodes in this list won the last battle for me, but I'll be consistent with my appreciation list and vote for The Eleventh Hour and The Waters of Mars since I hate Human Nature and think The Eleventh Hour was much better than the Series 6 opener. I already know both will lose, though.
@NineTenElevenTwelve Exactly my choices, but I must admit that I suffered for The Eleventh Hour and Listen.
5 days, 5 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Moffat Era Triple
@TaylorBoone Eleven claims to be 1200 in The Day of the Doctor. And he was probably rounding it down a bit.
5 days, 22 hours ago on Wearing A Bit Thin: A Theory on Time Lord Ageing
@TheTwelfthDoctor Exactly my conclusions. I understand your votes 100%.
6 days, 5 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: RTD Era Triple
I love Blink and consider it a perfect story but I voted for The Empty Child. That story frightens me. Consistently with my attitude towards Human Nature/The Family of Blood, I voted for The Parting of the Ways. In the third poll, I voted for Midnight, I consider it a perfect episode with virtually no error in it.
@Mark McCullough @supermoff is now a Maximoff @The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @YaelMoise @DWTV is No Thrills DWTV "I don't want to go". I'm afraid too many people won't forgive RTD for that Tenth Doctor's exit line. As for me, I re-qualified it after TDotD and TTotD and accepted it. Thx Moffat for that.
1 week ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #12
@RoastNewt To me, the issue is that the Cybermen didn't make the massacre they needed to be really scary. They were just puppets walking around. We had to be given deaths, explosions and as such a real threat. Cybermen are suffering the same symptoms as the Daleks here.
@MrJimiTheFish Say something nice...
The Day of the Doctor wins by a mile for me. An almost perfect celebration for 50 years of this show. The lack of classic Doctors was partially mitigated by Tom Baker's Curator and the Thirteen Doctors scene was fantastic. I love the idea of Gallifrey being saved and John Hurt's Warrior is one of the best incarnations of the Doctor so far. The Zygons were incredibly good and there were many amusing scenes I love to rewatch. Certainly my favourite episode from Matt Smith's era.
Happy birthday, Freema! You don't know how much I fell in love with you and your Martha Jones... wonderful in every respect!
1 week, 1 day ago on Happy Birthday, Freema Agyeman
@Thefezthatruledtheworld How could a series finale be accessible for somebody who never watched the show? That's not a valid criterion to judge The Name of the Doctor. A series finale depends on the skill of the showrunner to close a story arc and in this The Name of the Doctor was perfect and celebrated the show's history at the same level as The Day of the Doctor.
1 week, 1 day ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #10
Flatline wins but Name is one of my favourites from Eleven's era
1 week, 2 days ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #10
It's A Good Man Goes To War for me. Still, the series 6 opener was wonderful.
1 week, 3 days ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #9
@NumberNine I consider it one of the highlights of RTD's era and one of the few reasons why I don't hate him - despite I'll never forgive him for L&M
1 week, 5 days ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #7
@BriodeNebuliser I loved Turn Left but I agree there's a huge different in Love and Monster's RTD and his counterpart in Midnight. That's how far a brilliant writer can go, from greatness to misery...
Both episodes are quite high in my judgment. Series 4 was here in its best form. Still, Midnight wins my vote in a final confrontation. I think it's RTD's best episode and the only attempt by this showrunner to write a Moffat-style kind of episode. For me it's on the list of scary episodes I love the most. My list of scary episodes would be the following:
The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances
@YaelMoise watches them rise up high @AlessandroArsuffi I'm sorry you don't get the point. Maybe it's my rusty English, maybe it's because you don't want to listen... anyway, this conversation is over for me, too. I don't need to justify my position when you insist on saying that people shouldn't have rated this episode so high based on your personal position. Have a nice evening.
1 week, 6 days ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #5
It's a very difficult choice, they're both huge stories. Still, The Eleventh Hour is still my favourite Series opener so far, which means it will get my vote.
1 week, 6 days ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #6
@SirTrey @Mr Meglos The Reality Bomb worked on the multiverse the Doctor lives in, but not the omniverse, that is the sum of every multiverse. There were many multiverses destroyed simultaneously, but the multiverse of the Doctor was preserved. This is just a theory of course.
2 weeks ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #5
@Planet of the Deaf @DWTV is No Thrills DWTV Thinking about it, this is curious since I'm not a RTD fan.
@Planet of the Deaf @DWTV is No Thrills DWTV Sometimes it's easier to vote and not answer. This post has been one of the hardest with clear offences to the TSE/JE defenders. It'll be much more fun if it happens that this episode wins over HN/FoB... and if it doesn't, it don't matter. I'm one of those who defended RTD's 4th series finale and I will always do!
@YaelMoise watches them rise up high @AlessandroArsuffi "I'm having a hard time with the concept of The Stolen Earth / Journey's End being in this poll." That's the point. You're having a hard time because you think TSE/JE didn't receive the kind of vote YOU would've given. I suppose, on the contrary, that it received a 9/10 or 10/10 vote. That's the point: since you don't love it, you consider it an absurd thing that this episode is even part of the poll, but you shouldn't. It's here because it received high votes. Some of them are now voting for HN/FoB by comparison with the S4 finale but gave a good vote at the time. Some others share my opinion that fan service is good every now and then and that the minor defects are negligible; some others are probably hiding because this post has witnessed a list of bad comments on the tastes of fellow Whovians who think either that HN/FoB is overrated or that TSE/JE is underrated. Don't consider it a personal thing, but even thinking that this episode shouldn't be in the list because you don't like it appears to me to be wrong.
@Malohkeh will sell soul for Big Finish CDs @YaelMoise watches them rise up high @TheNightmareChild @Switcharoo Cracks in time.
@YaelMoise watches them rise up high @Switcharoo Exactly my thought.
@Switcharoo @TheEmptyChild You should win a Pulitzer Prize for this article...
@YaelMoise watches them rise up high I gave it a 9/10. so please speak for yourself. As for me, I hate Human Nature on for just 2 reasons: 1-John Smith is a terrible person, I dispise him. Egotistical and racist, he's a character I can't really fall in love with. 2- The Doctor is even worse in the final scenes, his revenge is something too similar to the Time Lord Victorious concept - he considers himself like a god and judge and while that worked for me in The Waters of Mars as he was travelling alone, this time he had Martha to balance him but he did some of the worst revenges in Whostory. I rather preferred the 7th Doctor novel of the same name than one of my favourite Doctors behaving out-of-character after a period of balance.
There's only one reason why I picked up The Impossible Planet as my choice: it's the episode that let me know of this show and I was immediately hooked by it. I owe it to this episode.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #3
Dalek was a wonderful episode, but my vote goes to the Series 1 finale. Eccleston's Doctor was at his best in this episode - the cliffhanger when he confronts the Daleks and reassures Rose on video is the best moment in this incarnation.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #1
@Polyphase @DWTV is No Thrills DWTV Try and read it skipping one letter, than two, then three etc. What you get is "Stop asking questions and just vote" in Old Gallifreyan!
@Doctavarium "It's the way it's always been. The monsters and the Doctor. It seems you cannot have one without the other." Madame de Pompadour
2 weeks, 6 days ago on How Should Doctor Who Evolve?
@DDBlue "I never know why. I only know who."
@Conall McCormick I don't agree completely on "opening up the fandom". Some fan ideas are good, of course, but some are either unfortunately too space opera and might ruin the show.
@4sure I agree. I sincerely would love more Classic companions than RTD era companions to return, because that's the part of the show that is often forgotten by New Series fans. RTD's era is constantly being referenced in Moffat's work. Steven did a huge job in bringing back some classic monsters such as the Zygons and I appreciate that.
@Mr Meglos Vincent and the Doctor isn't ruined at all. On the contrary. that monster-of-the-week had a great depth of meaning, the plot was centered on the parallel between the creature and Vincent, and for me this is possibly one of the best stories ever.