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The toughest poll yet! As much as I adored listen I think it just falls slightly short of Blink as it did re-hash the invisible monster type idea (although, in it's defence, it did put a unique spin on it) and the wibbly-wobbly-times-wimey plotline to Blink was just incredible and the Weeping Angels were a stroke of genius. For me, Listen is a very close second to best NuWho episode yet.
4 hours, 35 minutes ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen
Ooh this looks like a fun one!
6 hours, 34 minutes ago on Time Heist Clip & Introduction
I reckon it's gonna be a Sophie's Choice style moment involving Courtney. Maybe Clara has to decide? This series is seriously turning out to be the best ever ever.
1 day, 5 hours ago on DWM: Things will never be the same again after Kill the Moon
I'm definitely picking this up!
3 days, 8 hours ago on DWM #478: Dark Side of the Moon
I can't tell you how much I want a Captain John Hart return
4 days, 13 hours ago on Next Time: Time Heist
Absolutely loved Listen. One of the best episodes of NuWho EVER! Moffat perfectly combined plot, symbolism, character studies and scares to create an awesome episode. Masterpiece!
4 days, 14 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
Very interesting theory, and seems quite valid too...
1 week, 5 days ago on The Series 8 Arc: A Match Made In Heaven?
@Favonian Squall @Rusty the Dalek So some sort of Valeyard-esque character?
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Introducing Missy the “Gatekeeper”: Who is She?
@AztecsDaleksAndCavemen @TheIdleIdol Are you saying that Doctor Who ISN'T crazy? It's easily one of the maddest shows in pop culture right now.
I really didn't like Matt's cameo. Don't get me wrong, I adore the 11th Doctor, infact he is one of my favourites, but it felt like a bit of a cop out on Moffat's part. This was CAPALDI'S episode and having Matt in it not only undermined Peter, but also blurred the lines of the clean break between eras (I know Jenna is part of both, but she almost feels like a different companion this time). Imo, the whole episode focused far too much on Matt Smith and I often felt like Peter Capaldi was being antagonized by the plot.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Moffat on THAT Deep Breath Cameo
Biggest question - WHO WAS THE WOMAN AT THE END?! I'm calling a regenerated River, just saying. (YOU CAN'T TAKE AWAY MY DREAMS)
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
Listen sounds terrifying.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Details on Series 8’s First Four Episodes
This is as close as we can get to Confidential so I CANNOT WAIT!!
4 weeks, 1 day ago on “Doctor Who Extra” Announced
SUCH GOOD NAMES THIS YEAR!
1 month ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed
Could Karen Gillan in TFoP just be a distant ancestor of Amy Pond? That's similar to how they worked it with Freema in AoG, they said they were cousins.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Capaldi’s Familiar Face Addressed in a Low-key Way
The Moff's not doing himself any favours is he? Why is he bringing this back up again? It just aggravates me that he's seemingly constantly picking into the Whovian culture. If we want to call them that, we will! And IMO, each Doctor is a different character anyway. Sure it's the same person, but they have different personalities, appearances, emotions etc etc. Just lay off it Moffat!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
Does anyone else think the airlock screengrab looks a bit like the Byzantium from ToA/FaS? Just sayin'.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown
It's strange that no episode titles have been released (or even rumoured) yet. Usually we have them by this point, no?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8: The Almost Complete Line-Up
Nope. It's the Star. Don't believe a word of it, I'm afraid.
3 months ago on Series 8: Master Finale Rumours
I think that the best arcs are the subtler ones. Examples include the mentions of 'Bad Wolf' and also the bees plotline, but also Moffat's addition of Kovarian appearing everywhere. These little things that eventually lead up to something IN THE NEAR FUTURE (hint hint, Moffat) so we can actually remember them and go "Ohh! That's clever..."
3 months, 1 week ago on Comparing the Different Arcs of the Revival
Myself, I've given up with Eleven's whole timeline. Moffat has made the age old mistake of tangling the storylines, which can be super effective for short times, like say one series, but over the course of 3 or 4 years, details are forgotten and everything gets too confusing. For me, Moffat is much better at good episodes than overall arcs. I'm just going with the flow and hoping it becomes clear later on.
3 months, 1 week ago on Trenzalore – What happened next?
That 'Rain' trailer still completely blows my mind. I've never seen a better fan trailer for anything!
3 months, 1 week ago on Weird and Wonderful
Does this look strangely like Lake Silencio anyone...?
4 months ago on Series 8 Filming: Spaceman
Wowowow!! I'm so excited! The new regeneration cycle is seemingly repeating itself!
4 months ago on Another New Companion for Series 8?
Personally, I don't think a movie would work. Doctor Who is a TV show and it works best on TV. I felt that at times even Day got a little too blockbuster for the show and it lost the focus that the small screen delivers. Doctor Who is at it's heart an emotional story which focuses on the characters, oft times this simply can't translate onto the big screen; it loses the details which make Doctor Who great.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on How could a New Doctor Who Movie Work?
Personally, I think Name is the worst finale out of all of them. It felt a bit confused to me: was the GI the villain (in which case he was a poor one) or the Whispermen (stupidly underused and not nearly as scary as the hype said)? And I know that a finale doesn't necessarily need a singular strong villain but I feel like the only thing that fueled this episode was the admittedly great opening sequence. Also the end scene with River has still to this day got me confused. Basically, I hated it and went for Doomsday.
5 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 13
We've got a nice spread of strong actors this series! Of course Mr Capaldi, Keeley Hawes and now Ben Miller! I'm excited for this autumn!
5 months, 1 week ago on Ben Miller Cast as Series 8 Villain
Is Bannakaffalatta back in episode 6 perhaps?
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8: Episode 3 & 6 Writers & Guest Stars
Easiest choice so far for me. The Unicorn and the Wasp is one of my all time favourites. I didn't particularly like it before but on multiple re-watches it's absolutely great. However, this one seems to have everyone split...
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 7
Ahh, that's a very hard pick. I love RotC and TATM! So close I can't choose!
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 5
Stuck between 1, 2, 4 and 7 for this one. I think I'm going with The Unquiet Dead just because it is the most watchable and enjoyable one from the list (not that the others aren't) Also Eve Myles. Just sayin.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 3
I can see Twelve with more like the 3rd and 4th Doctor's screwdrivers. Something less wacky and more slick and useful. Or perhaps none at all...
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: Capaldi’s Sonic & A New Monster
The Impossible Astronaut every time. I love everything about it: the plot, the feel, the monster, the companions. It's Doctor Who at absolute perfection!
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 1
Really disliked this series. I'm not counting Day or Time in this series, only Name by the way. Part 1 was miles better than Part 2 and I didn't really like a single episode in the second half. I only like two stories in this series: Asylum and Manhattan. On a whole, the weakest series of the whole NuWho collection. My list from best to worst series goes like this: 1, 4, 2, 6a, 5, 6b, 3, 7a, 7b.
6 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: Series 7 (2012-2013)
Would love a Jack and River spin off!
6 months, 1 week ago on Happy Birthday, Alex Kingston & John Barrowman
Really hoping for some better writing than Series 7...
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8: Episode 4 & 5 Writers Confirmed
I really liked Chris Chibnall's stuff although I would be happy with any of these choices. As long as the show continues to shine, I'm happy!
6 months, 2 weeks ago on The Speculator’s Guide to… The Next Showrunner
Really hated in when I watched it. However, on re-watch I quite enjoyed it as it was mainly Amy/Rory-centric. However, it easily has one of the worst plot resolutions in the history of the show and that brings it down a lot for me. 5/10.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Power of Three
Perhaps Danny will be more of a Series 2 Mickey type character: funny, chirpy, a real jack the lad. Both his name and his teaser shot seem to point that direction.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on A Few Thoughts On Danny Pink
@DW_girl I think there's plenty worse. My top hated are Night Terrors on top, probably this episode next and then both Craig episodes as I can't stand the character.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe & Series 6 Recap
Wasn't expecting any announcement like this for a while yet! Interesting though...
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8: Meet Danny Pink
@BeyondThePolice @DW_girl A car and the time vortex are two very different things though. It was the same problem as in Closing Time. A good sci-fi show (however wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey) CANNOT use "love" as a plot resolution. Even if this was a kids episode, it's still Doctor Who and it should have a solid plot. (Sorry if I'm coming off harsh by the way.)
Ughh, 1/10 from me. One of the worst on NuWho so far. I'd even say Love and Monsters was better than this. Absolutely hated.
@ilyootha @Pipnant Oh! I didn't notice that, apologies haha!
6 months, 4 weeks ago on Twelve is Equal to Six?
@ilyootha Perry is Five's last companion who was in the TARDIS whilst he regenerated into Six. She stayed with Six for a while I think, though I'm not sure how long for.
A Wild Endeavour looks great! Can't wait!
7 months ago on Weird and Wonderful
Favourite story of NuWho. 10/10 for me. Genius writing, great monsters and brilliant plot. Could not find fault.
7 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Impossible Astronaut / Day of the Moon
I'm not sure a War Doctor return would be suitable myself. I mean, it would be very good and we always love a multi-doctor story, but we have already seen him regenerate and I feel that kind of puts a lid on him as a singular story character.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on John Hurt on Doctor Who Return
This makes me wish it was Eccleston now. It would have really developed Nine's short lived character that is in fact one of my favourites. Unfortunately I think he is one of the only actors who played the Doctor to actually dislike the show so I don't think we'll ever get that chance.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on What if… the Ninth Doctor was the War Doctor?
One of my favourite Smith episodes throughout his era. This story is one of the many that prove that two parters generally make for a much better and well rounded story. Although I prefered Blink, this was a fine comeback for the Weeping Angels and I think the characters and their development in this story is exceptional for me.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Time of Angels / Flesh & Stone