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It's Smith for me, just because I know Capaldi is still at the very beginning. I love his Doctor and his first season has been a wonderful run, so I think next year this answer might change, but for now Eleven is still MY Doctor, followed by Tennant with Capaldi in the third place for the new series.
9 hours, 51 minutes ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #10
@ilyootha She is beauty personified, indeed.
1 day, 12 hours ago on Series 9 Filming: Medieval Times
Vikings... that's the kind of variety we needed! The past is so huge, why confine the show to Victorian Britain? Thx Moffat, this is the kind of news I need to hear!
@MeThree Awesomeness is a common trait of every Doctor.
2 days, 17 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #7
@Mercy Reborn2 Well, from her point of view, what she does IS good. She always claimed that a world in her hands would be a better world, hence she (and "he" when she was a man) wanted to become a Master of everything. Honestly, I would've voted Harold Saxon myself if I had the chance (before knowing the consequences of course).
3 days, 16 hours ago on The Magician, the Witch and Something New?
@The Dreamer... dreaming about series 9 The Master has been mirroring the Doctor since he "played" him in his Macqueen incarnation. In Utopia he wanted to be younger just to be like the Doctor and he had his "faithful companion" too.
@greyhairedstickinsect Highly probable and sincerely I hope so.
@TheDoctor1235 There are Hollywood movies that are much better than some awful moments in the last decade of Doctor Who. The BBC must be thinking of the real problem behind DW: money. This year we got 12+1 episodes rather than 13+1. Series 7 was broken in two halves in separate years just to make The Day of the Doctor possible from a financial POV. Getting high standards from DW is becoming very expensive and, while the viewing figures might be stable, the BBC will wonder every year: Do we have enough money for that? That's the reason behind Torchwood: Miracle Day as a UK-US cooperation, after all. As fans we may understand the Series should never end, but there's people who must reason with a calculator in their hands.
4 days, 16 hours ago on Leaked Sony Emails Reveals Doctor Who Movie Plans
@Sonic_Tardis Never say never. It depends on the funds I suppose, and we don't know how much money BBC Wales has.
@cyberdalek too terrifying to exist I wouldn't watch it. Not interested in unbound's.
4 days, 17 hours ago on Leaked Sony Emails Reveals Doctor Who Movie Plans
@Mercy Reborn2 Am I the only fan who doesn't mind him at all?
5 days, 15 hours ago on Eccleston: I Have No Ill Feeling Towards Doctor Who
@Typo42 "Magic Carrots" His main error was accepting the role in the first place. Despite the 1989-2005 hiatus was long, Doctor Who was still recognized as an important element of British culture. He should've accepted that the show has created a myth you must respect, love etc. Your not just "playing" the Doctor, you "are" the Doctor to the public and the fans expect this kind of identification. Also, I can't really see what else he could've done to the role. The Ninth Doctor isn't my favourite because of a few reasons, but I believe his characterization was good as it was at the time.
5 days, 16 hours ago on Eccleston: I Have No Ill Feeling Towards Doctor Who
@4sure I don't even think he's even able to direct one episode of the series.
@ilyootha @Djornad What's the problem with that? What's the risk? You ay just get a bad movie and forget it, be it in continuity or not with the show. If it's great, DW will increase in popularity. If it's rubbish, those who watch the regular show will ignore it and continue watching the main series. I don't really get the problem with that.
1 week ago on Leaked Sony Emails Reveals Doctor Who Movie Plans
@Planet of the Deaf Unless they're planning to move the Series from BBC Wales to BBC Worldwide.
@Grand Fenwick @TardisKid101 Even if they don't watch the Series anymore, all of the living Doctors were ready to get back in The Day of the Doctor. They're fans and they've been promoting Doctor Who to some level. Matt Smith may be the exception only because he just left, but I'm sure he'll be back in his fez as soon as he's asked. Essentially, some of the actors who played the Doctor entered the role as neophytes and others as fans, but all of them but Eccleston became part of the fandom themselves. That's what many fans reproach to Chris (so do I) because, essentially, Doctor Who isn't "just another show" to the fans. It's much more - it's a well-established fandom with people dreaming of the TARDIS and guessing - in Paul McGann's words - "Where to next?" at the end of every episode. Maybe Doctor Who isn't a sort of religion as a recent article suggested, but it's definitely something very close to it and, in any case, more than just a show on time travel. When he accepted the role as an ordinary job, he should've known how important it was to face the consequences: a Doctor should be the Doctor forever and never step back in the shadows.
1 week, 2 days ago on Eccleston: I Have No Ill Feeling Towards Doctor Who
@The Joker @ilyootha Every idea can be fanfiction. I don't really see why that should be taken as a negative thing, especially considering the showrunners (both RTD and the Moff) are fans themselves. What's the borderline here?
1 week, 2 days ago on Series 9 To Open With “Darkest ever plot”?
If this is the plot for the opener - i wont believe it till it airs - i'lll consider it one of the best ideas ever.
It's 8/10 for me. John Hurt was perfect in the role. His character was written brilliantly but lacked that aura of "war veteran" I hoped for. The Day of the Doctor made me want more of this incarnation and this is very positive, but not enough to say he's perfect. Please, I want more of the Warrior NOW!
1 week, 6 days ago on Doctor of the Decade: Rate the War Doctor
@Exalos Moffat may leave the show before Capaldi only if the finale of his era introduces a completely new direction to the show - e.g. if the Time Lords return and prove to be evil, the new current threat for the Doctor. That might change Capaldi's Doctor completely, with his travels being more of an exile as back in 1963. New direction and a new development in personality that might justify a new showrunner and approach - a 12th Doctor 2.0, in some way. Still, I hope that doesn't happen or, if it happens, Nicholas Briggs is still my main choice for showrunner.
1 week, 6 days ago on Should Series 9 Be Moffat’s Last?
@YaelMoise The only man with showrunning experience in Doctor Who (but never on screen) is, and always will be, Nicholas Briggs. Take Nick as showrunner and Mathieson as the new Moffat-like main writer and you get the right mix.
Finally, I can give a 10/10. Matt Smith was perfect in the role and, despite his similarities with Tennant's Doctor, this incarnation had many improvements. The romance from Tennant's era virtually disappered (the flirting with River Song is a completely different kind of relationship); his "old man in a young boy" thing was brilliant. I loved his quirks and habits. such as the strange food tastes, his spinning around the console room like a fool, his wonderful monologues, his love for mystery and adventure... I really think Smith will be my Doctor despite Capaldi and Tennant being a close second place.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Doctor of the Decade: Rate the Eleventh Doctor
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @morbidondaarke There are indeed many scholars who don't qualify Buddhism as a religion but more as a philosophy. The main reason is that "religion" means "to be in a relationship with the Divine" and there's no gods in Buddhism. Still, we might say that Nirvana is an impersonal "Divine" that can be achieved, Buddha just being the first human who reached, understood and taught Nirvana. The matter is far more complex than it seems, indeed.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Whovianism: Doctor Who As A Religion?
@Gustaff @Missy's vortex manipulator confirmed @DWTV - Tear Doctor I like Daleks when they're made properly and they don't get back too often. Farting aliens were ridiculous, I agree on that.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor of the Decade: Rate the Tenth Doctor
I gave him 9/10. I've come to prefer Matt Smith for some reason, but I still love his incarnation. Still, he doesn't deserve a 10 essentially because Series 2 had very poor scripts and because I was exhausted by his Rose-centric life in the later Series. Were it not for that, he would've been 10/10.
@Gustaff I agree, Gustaff. I'm trying to rewatch Series 1 but, since The Day of the Doctor, it's as if his Doctor doesn't look or sound the same to me. It's as if I can't see Eccleston as the Doctor anymore. Besides that, the stories from his season were quite stupid at times (I'm looking at you, Slitheen!) and, were it not for "Rose", "Dalek", "The Empy Child/The Doctor Dances" and "The Parting of the Ways", I didn't like his tenure enough to value Nine as his immediate successors.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Doctor of the Decade: Rate the Ninth Doctor
@Gustaff Then I'm authorized to get angry if score for the Eleventh Doctor doesn't reach 11/10, because that's my vote for him!
@StandardWhovian The main reason why it was suppressed is because many fans didn't like the fairytale tone. As for me, I love it every now and then, but I enjoy the show the most when every episode has a completely different tone and setting. I hate repetitiveness. With a police-box-shaped spacetime vehicle in your hands, why settle on the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries when there's plenty of eras and places out there? Still, I love the show and go on watching it whatever happens to it. So, if Mark Gatiss is next in the list when the Moff bows out, I'll welcome him as any other showrunner before him.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Mark Gatiss on Whether He’d Be Up for Next Showrunner
@Antee991166 My ideal is a one-season "dual showrunnership" between Steven Moffat and Nicholas Briggs before the former leaves and the latter takes on the role.
@Planet of the Deaf @Malohkeh is back to normal @Ivegotkidneys Moff is even more ancient than Old Gallifreyan!
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Moffat: Series 9 Is Tonally the Same
@Malohkeh is back to normal Fortunately I didn't misunderstand that and I defended Moffat on that occasion. You can't change a Doctor so rapidly from dark to flippant as somebody believed.
@Malohkeh is back to normal @Oodkind I agree. This is perfectly Doctorish, such as Seven playing the spoons.
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @AlessandroArsuffi @Mercy Reborn2 So do I.
3 weeks ago on Moffat: Revived Who To Last 15 Years Minimum
@Mercy Reborn2 That's why my only candidate is Nicholas Briggs. He's been working on the show and its Big Finish tie-in stories for years. He's skilled, experienced and really loves Doctor Who. My dream would be one year with the Moff and Briggs as executive co-producers before the show switches in Nick's good hands.
@Aspiring Lion I think you might be right. When Doctor Who was cancelled by the BBC in 1989, things were completely different. Doctor Who was essentially a British phenomenon and the Beeb probably had a very limited budget to run the show on. Now that the 50th anniversary definitely consecrated Doctor Who to the whole world and millions of fans watch it in virtually every language, the BBC will keep the show going - it's a global success.
"THE TIME WAR ENDS" - The Bad Wolf, from "The Parting of the Ways"
3 weeks ago on Bad Wolf: Connecting a Decade of New Who
@Doctor What and Where Fortunately, that's a minimal portion of the fandom and the statistics on the favourite episodes prove it.
BREAKING NEWS: Robert Downey Jr offers for the role,,but Moffat wants to wait one year to have Obama as the first Nobel prize African American Doctor as he leaves the White House!
3 weeks, 1 day ago on 5 Candidates for the 13th Doctor
@Shane Michaels "Don't tell me the rules" - The Doctor in "The Time of the Doctor"
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Future in Doubt After Capaldi ‘Fracas’
@Mastavarium I think I won't like it. The presence of Chloe Webber has been revealed, so I suppose this is going to be a terrible episode I'm afraid...
@AnEarthlyChild This is possibly the first time I didn't fall in the trap for one second. I noticed the date yesterday evening and said to myself "Trust nobody and wait for the first post in DWTV: that's an April Fools".
@Malohkeh ships 10/Rose 4eva otp <33 And it seems somebody fell in the trap. They should make an April Fools Day special episode in Doctor Who where the story is revealed to be an April Fools played on the Doctor.
@Malohkeh ships 10/Rose 4eva otp <33 I agree. That would've caused rage and hatred unspeakable once the april fools was revealed.
@Rorschach is ditching his name with Ultron hype Who wouldn't like to do that, afterall?
@ilyootha I also shared the same thought, but at the same time I wondered why DWTV published it one day earlier.
I've been waiting for April Fools since yesterday evening and finally here we have it!
@Rorschach is ditching his name with Ultron hype Rebel Time Hobo!
3 weeks, 3 days ago on 12th Doctor Costume Change for Series 9
@Antee991166 Yes, it's more of a 'style' than a proper outfit.
@Wardo987uk I think Gatiss produced only average episodes that are often being juxtaposed with big episodes. Also, it is said that he never managed to give us the brilliance of "An Adventure in Space and Time" in an actual episode. People probably want something more from him... something brilliant. Up to now, he evidently failed in this objective. Who knows in the future if he may redeem himself to the audience with a popularly-acclaimed story.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Rank the Revival: A Numbery-Wumbery Breakdown (Part 2)