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@Hibernus That's so true! There's not an absolute classic out of his Who episodes. But An Adventure in Space and Time stood out as a masterpiece! Up there with the best of Doctor Who episodes. If only we could get gorgeous writing like that form every episode he does!
6 days, 17 hours ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes
Actually in order:
1. Victory of the Daleks
2. Robots of Sherwood
3. Cold War
4. The Crimson Horror
5. The Idiot's Lantern
6. The Unquiet Dead
7. Night Terrors
Gatiss is far from my favourite writer, there are some not so good ones. But those first three are solid 8/10's for me.
Robots of Sherwood was potentially his best, but I think Victory of the Daleks just takes it for me.
6 days, 21 hours ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes
Guys are we missing an obvious point here? Missy sent Clara an ad in the paper inviting her for lunch on the other side... As in the other side of life... Missy asked Clara to die and to come to heaven.
1 week, 4 days ago on The Series 8 Arc: A Match Made In Heaven?
Don't be so quick to judge, a lot of those who've seen it already are saying it's the best one of the Series yet, so you never know...
1 week, 5 days ago on Time Heist BBC Synopsis
Does Into the Dalek really have the legitimate sense of fear and dread towards a dalek and the emotional gravitas that Dalek has? This one is a no brainer
1 week, 5 days ago on Face-Off: Dalek vs Into the Dalek
I really want Moffat to go when Capaldi goes, a show runner means an entire new era to the show and we can see that didn't work well when Tom Baker stayed an extra series. When Matt and Moff came together it was all new and a huge breath of fresh air I really want a new show runner to start with a new Doctor so we can feel the new era come into place.
2 weeks ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
Yes! Series 5 (or framework apparently) are my favouriye titles too! Good on ya Billy :)
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Interview: Billy Hanshaw on Series 8’s Title Sequence
Guys, have we all missed the most obvious and terrifying thing that Missy has already done? It's a no brainer that she was the woman in the shop and left the ad in the paper... What we don't realize is that perhaps we've compeltely misinterpreted the ad in the paper. Missy clearly lives or holds domain in some place she calls heaven... We keep seeing people die and going to heaven... the last episode is called 'Death in Heaven'... So why are we ignoring the fact that Missy left an ad for Clara (The Impossible Girl), saying "Lunch on the other side"? As in the other side of life... The ad in the newspaper was an invitation from Missy to Clara... to die and come to heaven... [Well that's what I believe anyway...]
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Introducing Missy the “Gatekeeper”: Who is She?
Yes! The Howell scream was so damn exciting at the end of each episode.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Examining Series 8’s New Title Sequence
The visuals in the titles are really good and interesting, far better than Series 7, but still feel a bit flat for some reason. Both these and the Series 7 titles don't feel very 3D if you get what I mean? Frankly Hanshaw's animation was better.
And let's be honest I think the good majority disagrees with the OP on the music, I personally like Smith's first music; a crossover with that and Howell's would be perfect. But the terrible screech is at the bottom of the title music for me among with Glynn and McCullogh (or however you pronounce it)
Easily The Eleventh Hour, my all time favourite story. Deep Breath really gave me a lot of amazing ness out of Capaldi and Jenna too but the story in itself is average. The Eleventh Hour was something entirely new that was amazing from start to finish. Never had I been so amazed by a doctor who episode. I spent $250 on the phone bill watching it 3 times the day it premiered while I was away camping.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath
And just neatly shove Deep Breath between 1 and 2
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Top Post-Regeneration Stories (5-1)
1. The Eleventh Hour
2. The Movie
4. The Christmas Invasion
5. Spearhead from Space
7. An Unearthly Child
8. The Power of the Daleks
10. Time and the Rani
11. The Twin Dilemma
I don't think 'Am I a Good Man' is an arc at all, I think it'll just be a one episode thing. His personality is definitely a thing, there'll be focus on him being quite darker. But lets be honest he's not that different that we think he is a bad person now and it'll be hard to try and sell that to us. He won't be like he was at the end TWOM. I also hope Moffat leaves when Capaldi leaves. The transition from RTD to Moffat worked perfectly because everything was new, Moffat was allowed to make a new era. It's pretty slack to start a tone and era for Doctor Who and then pass it on to someone else instead of allowing them to reshape Doctor Who.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on The Moffat Co-writing Conundrum
Set in Bristol with some workers on community service? Sounds like they want a Doctor Who and Skins/Misfits crossover ;)
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: Tunnel Vision
Poor Moff people need to get off his back he's honestly just trying to do the best he can :(
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Moffat Clarifies “Ugly Doctors” Comments
@Regenerated Catterson Rings of Akhaten wasn't even in the bottom category for the Best Smith stories on DWTV, so who knows what was going on there :(
3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Top Stories & Doctors (According to DWM 2014)
@Romanadvoratrelundar @Oncoming_Badger Understandable, I suppose it's not up at the very top of my list because I felt it didn't meet my expectations but was really just a good story (Mainly cause of the lack of Classics, but also due to what I felt was just a basic Zygon subplot when I was much more interested in the Gallifrey stuff). Perhaps spectacular and memorable and it's understandable that it got that high cause everybody gave it a good ranking. But still read my comment in response to Seaborn. P.S. Just so everyone knows I still love Day of the Doctor and give it like a solid 9/10, sorry if it sounds like I'm bagging it out, it's just not my definition of a classic or perfect.
@Seaborn W Deadman Yeah it was fun and all, but Doctor Who at its best isn't just a pool of all the history of Doctor Who. It's the episode that create the history of Doctor Who. The well written stories that could be a movie in their own right. People keep asking why Blink is up there, it's not in my top 10 but it's easily understandable it creates it's own legacy as a punchy and original well-crafted story with a monster that has gone down in history. The Caves of Androzani is up there because it went from your Monday Night monster special to a terrifically shot Dark Sci-Fi story with stunning actors and a killer shakespearean style script. I'll say again Day of the Doctor is a fantastically fun story, but it's not Doctor Who at it's finest or what has created the legacy to such a monumental show.
@Malohkeh @Oncoming_Badger Ok Hype is the right word for Day, but you know it's just the more recently something aired the more extreme the opinion is on an episode. You know it kind of takes some time to see whether a few years later you still think an episode is that great or that bad and I think that over time both of those stories will have their positions change a fair bit.
I feel some of these 2013 episodes are going to be an inaccurate ranking as a result of episode hype still hanging. People will realize Rings of Akhaten is better over time and Day of the Doctor is great but it doesn't deserve #1, is it honestly the best episode of all time just cause it's the 50th? Shouldn't it be a story that was just part of its season that triumphed and showed the skill of an average Doctor Who episode? Interesting results but I don't believe it should be up there.
I'm sorry, but that's the reason there is still distance between me and the 50th. I sometimes ask myself why do I get so mad when people rave about day of the doctor? It's such a good episode! But I remember that, that was the chance to bring back 4-8 it honestly wouldn't have been as hard as moff said and we missed that chance and there's a part of me that will never get over that.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Smith on 50th Classic Doctor Criticisms
I really love Cold War stylistically, I think it triumphs in that area these excellent wet dripping claustrophobic corridors with light sirens in the background, it's very tense and beautiful. But Dalek is a stronger episode for the narrative style, the sheer unstoppable power of the Dalek and One of Eccleston's strongest performances.
4 months ago on Dalek or Cold War?
While I'm happy that Day won, I don't have much respect for the BAFTAs in general the film ones snub a lot of terrific films including her which got no nominations at the BAFTAs this year and the TV ones are worse only nominated the cruddy soaps and never even giving a BAFTA to Matt Smith is a joke. Congrats to Who, but you deserve better than the snobby BAFTAs
4 months ago on 2014 BAFTA Television Awards: Day Triumphs!
Doctor Who wouldn't be Doctor Who without that theme tune, if you took it away it would be a stab in the back and a very slow death to a monumental show. I'm sorry but there's no way it would ever work, no matter what you made.
4 months ago on The Theme – Time for a Change?
As brilliant as one part story can be I feel like we don't get the same cinematicly crafted and perfectly timed stories like we do in Empty Child, Parting of the Ways, Impossible Planet, Human Nature, Time of Angels, etc. I'm very much looking forward to a two parter, especially if it's the finale, The Wedding of River Song and Name of the Doctor are the two weakest finales cause they only go for 50 minutes IMO
4 months ago on Two-Part Finale for Series 8
A Female Director, awesome! I love when women get involved in the Who Production team!
4 months ago on Rachel Talalay Directing Series 8
The Dalek two parter is phenomenal and the Sontaran two parter is great, I'd love her back.
4 months, 1 week ago on Bring Back… Helen Raynor
Ian McKellan and John Cleese deserved much better roles, but I was so happy about Andrew Garfield being in Doctor Who before he got big.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on 10 Misused Actors in Doctor Who
Her outfit in Journey was stunning
4 months, 3 weeks ago on 10 Scene Stealing Clara Moments
I wish Rose had never returned in Series 4, as Karen Gillan says it ruins the effect of Doomsday, I wish we had have just gotten her cameo in The End of Time cause that would've been amazing and heartbreaking.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Piper Up for Rose/Meta-Crisis Ten Spin-Off
I'm not all for the constant reuse of villains... The only two id like to see again are the beast and the dream lord, and I think the beast is such a powerful enemy any more uses than the one story he was in would ruin him. Sometimes it's good to just preserve a classic.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on 5 New Who Monsters in Need of a Return
Vanessa Taylor who writes for Game of Thrones she'd be pretty gnarly or Zoe Kazan
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Peter Harness Writing for Series 8?
I think the best way to do a Doctor Who movie would be to kick off a new era. Say in 5 years Capaldi steps down and Moffat steps down at the same time. You have a new show runner, new doctor, new everyone, and you do a year long break before doing a big blockbuster movie that opens the new series. That would be the dream...
4 months, 3 weeks ago on How could a New Doctor Who Movie Work?
I'm appalled at how lowly The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit did, easily one of the best two parters of all time. Shame on you voters!
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Everything Else (Episodes 9-13, Specials)
That is some bloody hard competition, I watch both Game of Thrones and Orphan Black as well and those are seriously strong shows, I'm actually stuck between The 50th and the Red Wedding, ARGH
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Moffat Battles The Five(ish) Doctors Again
Are you serious? The Name of the Doctor is one of the worst finales ever. Honestly people gush over Moffat too much, when it's not that great. Honestly I'm half considering whether I like the nightmare run more...
5 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Dream Run (Episodes 9-13, Specials)
Stuff that I think that would be a brilliant run, The Beast Below and the Daleks 2 parter are classics to me. Opinions! I've gone mad with episode defense!
5 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Nightmare Run (Episodes 1-8)
Screw you all, cause I would really enjoy that run of Episodes 1-5
Excuse you, it's a satchel and there are skittles in there!
5 months ago on Series 8 Filming: A Merry Day
He's not wrong, even he can admit Series 5 was something special the others just didn't have.
5 months, 1 week ago on Smith: The best storytelling was in Series 5
My Ultimate Series! (More or Less)
2. The Beast Below
4. The Time of Angels
5. Evolution of the Daleks
6. The Age of Steel
8. Father's Day
9. The Satan Pit
10. Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS
11. The God Complex
12. The Pandorica Opens
13. Last of the Timelords
14. The Waters of Mars
15. A Christmas Carol
5 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Complete Recap
With the Clara thing, you gotta remember in Bells that was never her house she was just nannying and a single young woman wouldn't be able to afford much on her own but an apartment.
5 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Moffat Specials
Easily A Christmas Carol, sorry but a 50th with no Classics and a crap Zygon subplot, regardless of how good it still is, doesn't stand a chance for me against a brilliant fairytale come to life, just the cinematography, production design and visuals for the whole episode are stunning and plays a clever twist on the Christmas Carol with Michael Gambon owning the stage.
1. A Christmas Carol
2. The Time of the Doctor
3. The Day of the Doctor
4. The Snowmen
5. The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe
Sorry Dammit but how could you not vote for The Waters of Mars, sublime episode, full stop.
1. The Waters of Mars
2. The End of Time
3. Voyage of the Damned
4. Planet of the Dead
5. The Next Doctor
6. The Christmas Invasion
7. The Runaway Bride
5 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: RTD Specials
1. Last of the Timelords
2. The Parting of the Ways
3. The Big Bang
5. The Name of the Doctor
6. Journey's End
7. The Wedding of River Song
Sorry to say, I really don't see the hype surrounding TNOTD. It's a decent episode and all but I don't consider it a masterpiece, I also despise the Doctor-Donna scenes in Journey's End, so my vote goes to the heartbreaking scene of the Doctor breaking down into tears after losing the last of his kind. It is magnificent.
5 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 13
The Series 3 finale is by far my favorite but I'm giving that's vote to The Pandorica Opens and tomorrow's to the Last of the Timelords
1. The Sound of Drums
2. The Pandorica Opens
3. Bad Wolf
4. Nightmare in Silver
5. Army of Ghosts
6. The Stolen Earth
7. Closing Time
5 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 12
1. The God Complex
3. Turn Left
4. The Crimson Horror
5. The Lodger
6. Boom Town
7. Fear Her
5 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 11
5. Flesh & Stone
8. The Impossible Planet
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 1-10 Recap