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I think, rather, than the 10th Anniversary of the return of the show, which is too close to the 50th, a Series 10 special would be a nice nod to the success of New Who. And thennn maybe Paul McGann could team up with Capaldi instead of Smith or Tennant? Because, let's face it, if Eccleston didn't come back for the 50th, he ain't comin back.
5 days, 19 hours ago on Tennant Won’t Be Returning Again Anytime Soon
I've said this before about actors....it's just nice when they're nice.
5 days, 22 hours ago on 2015 National Television Awards UPDATE
Now THIS would be a great 10th anniversary or 10th Series episode! A dying Beevers/Pratt Master, uncertain he will ever find a new body, reaches out across time and space and summons his other selves. Roberts, stealing the 8th Doctor's TARDIS during the events of the TV movie. Jacobi, fleeing the horrors of the Time War. Simm, as he consolidates power as Harold Saxon. And Gomez as she builds the Nethersphere. Imagine what the other Masters would think of themselves becoming female! .....and the kid version...just as he goes to console his crying friend in the barn.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Why A Multi-Master Story Needs to Happen
I don't think they'll do anything for the 10 "year" anniversary, since it's still so close to the 50th. But hopefully they'll do something for "series" 10! Maybe something with McGann (or Smith and McGann)......sadly, I don't think we're ever going to see Nine on screen again.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on 2014 – A New Dawn (Part 1)
I've mentioned this before, but a Sontaran strategy that forces Strax to choose where his loyalties lie would be really exciting. Because they haven't been menacing since The Poison Sky/Sontaran Strategem.
4 weeks ago on 7 Things I’d Like to See in Series 9
Thanks again to the "Science, Bitch!"-Neil DeGrass Tyson worshipping jerks of the internet for trying so hard to look smart about a science-fiction show about an alien who can change shape and flies around time and space in a box. And to top it all off they were wrong!.......really can't wait for them to pick apart Star Wars in a year
1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
"I was hoping for minimalism, but I think I came out with magician." - Time Heist......also was, I kid you not, just telling my girlfriend how I loved the CS Lewis book "The Magician's Nephew" as I opened up the DWTV page
1 month, 1 week ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed
Ok seriously, am I the only one who actually liked Nightmare in Silver? Angie aside (let's face it, Artie wasn't that bad himself), I thought it was great. The upgrade of the Cybermen made them seem more threatening.....and can we talk about how genius Matt Smith was as the Doctor/Mr. Clever? I also thought it was a nice penultimate episode for Clara that season because she really took charge, as if she'd finally gotten the hang of this whole time travelling saving worlds thing.......AND freakin Warwick Davis!.......Also, anyone who says they didn't squeal when he said "Allons-y" is a liar.
1 month, 1 week ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman
I do think that the show is rooted enough now that we don't necessarily need to "see" ourselves in the companion. They can be more alien or from a different time.
1 month, 1 week ago on 4 Different Types of Companions Doctor Who Should Consider
Ok so HFM was zapped by Missy......but did the Doctor push him??? I actually don't think he did, because this whole series was about wondering if the Doctor was really still the Doctor and finding time and again that he was
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Moffat on Orson Pink Mystery
How about he changes his mind and DOES want to be the TARDIS' resident mechanic?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Frank Skinner Up for Doctor Who Return
Too bad, Pete, we love you anyway!
2 months, 1 week ago on Capaldi Didn’t Want Twelve to Be Likeable
I don't think Tom Baker's record will ever be broken. I'm sure Doctor Who was also pretty demanding back then, but I don't think it was anything like what it is today. I expect Capaldi will be with us for another two to three series, although personally I'm hoping for longer!
2 months, 1 week ago on Capaldi Doesn’t Plan to Regenerate “For a While”
Here's the thing about The Name of the Doctor.....seeing all the old Doctors being chased around by Clara, the reveal of Gallifrey "A very long time ago....", seeing the TARDIS before it was a police box, the creepiness of the Whisper Men, ALMOST hearing the Doctor's name, the return of River Song, seeing all the Doctors run around his time stream, and the reveal of John Hurt.....my mouth was agape the whole time. And when it said "Introducing John Hurt......as the Doctor"....ask my dad I literally jumped up and went "WHAT?!!" .....and all of that as a lead in to the 50th. I think all of the finales were good stories, but this one definitely had more fandom/emotional bang for the buck
2 months, 1 week ago on Finale Face-Off (Series 1-8)
C'mon people, let's have a little bit of mystery! Half of what spoils any show or movie these days is knowing who's contracted for what. Just enjoy the ride!
2 months, 1 week ago on Moffat Can’t Confirm Jenna Coleman for Series 9
@12th's Sonic now wants a crossover with FNAF. @JLS1138 True, but it was just a variation on a theme, much like Capaldi's is on Smith's.
2 months, 1 week ago on Capaldi Hoping for New TARDIS
Tennant was in Eccleston's for the entirety of his tenure, which wasn't a bad thing but hey, I get where Capaldi is coming from. I think we can give this set another season or so before majorly modifying it. And, if we do go back to the Roundels, the set designers would hopefully figure out how to give it that 60's roundel flare without making it look like a small set as it was back in the day. It might also be cool to see a Classic console, almost like the one now just without the main time rotor column.....and, for the record, Smith's first console is my favorite. Something about it seemed so grand and alien and wonderful.
@stargazer0118 Agreed. Jacobi was amazing in the brief time we saw him as the Master, but it it was just too brief. Simm was brilliant and the perfect match for Tennant. I would love to have seem him go up against the older Twelfth Doctor. But, that said, Gomez is just the perfect mix of clever and crazy and more than an equal foe for Capaldi. They compliment each other so well.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Face-Off: New Who Masters
"“Now if you’re a child you’re not necessarily going to get the concept of death. But if you’re a little older it gives you something to think about. And if you are watching it as an adult can I just point something out – it’s Doctor Who. So you get what you tune in for." --- Aaaand marry me.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Michelle Gomez Defends Against Finale Complaints
The thing about seeing Simm regenerate that people have to remember is that they have to pay an actor for, in this case, what would ultimately be a flashback. If they want to do it justice, perhaps they should do a minisode (Night of the Master?)
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 10 Anticipated Death in Heaven Moments
This is pretty brilliant....
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Clara’s Mysterious Phone Call: A Theory
People know this is...ya know....a science-fiction television program right?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on BBC Defends Dark Water Complaints
# 9: "I am not a Dalek"?
#10: Roman numerals correspond to a letter of the alphabet (XXII being 22, 22nd letter being V) and it spells out V O L C A N O D A Y !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)
3 months ago on Why I Love… Nightmare in Silver
Love the classic Cyberhead Capaldi is holding!
3 months ago on Dark Water Promo Pics
Cannot help but notice that on "and I" it cuts to Missy......
3 months ago on Dark Water TV Trailer
I think the children in this series have done very well. They are written as actual children, not what some adult writers perceive as how children should be (happens way too often in TV). They all had unique personalities that made them seem more than just a group of kids. This episode reminds me of when I took my cousins' kids on a walk with my dog. I constantly had to watch out for them, answer questions, and hope that no one ran off.
3 months ago on 12 Great Moments From In the Forest of the Night
@LaraHarris Er...but it DOES say "pull to open" and the Doctor pushes to get INTO the TARDIS (getting out he pulls, but that's not what the door sign means, it means Pull to open when entering)
3 months ago on Neil Gaiman on Hopes for Capaldi Episode
@Notsosmartguy's got no strings on him Fan criticisms? Too harsh? Couldn't be!
Um, I liked Nightmare in Silver a lot. Matt Smith as Mr. Clever was genius, I liked the idea of an abandoned amusement park as the scene of a battle (especially holding up in the castle). I love the new look of the Cybermen. And the only halfway annoying thing about it was Angie but it didn't deter too much from the episode. And freakin Warwick Davis!!......And anyone who says they didn't squeal a little when Matt Smith said "Fantastic!" and "Allons-y" is a liar.
And in terms of female writers...that's just one aspect of the show. There are plenty female producers, editors, actors, crew, staff, etc. etc. I get the point, that it would be nice to have some more women in the writer's room, but it shouldn't be the only thing that defines this show.
@The17thDoctor @JLS1138 I'd say Twelve started out leagues ahead of One in terms of showing his caring side, even if it's masked under some brusqueness. I also think a lot of people expect a full and complete picture of every character without giving them a chance to live out their arc.
3 months ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”
@allons_ywibblywobbly @JLS1138 Whovians: Hated the under-developed Clara of Season 7. Hate the Clara that takes charge in Season 8.......and seriously, like no one has ever had that one friend that they love, but holy crap can they drive you nuts.
Whovians: Accept that the First Doctor started out a grumpy old man. Cannot accept that The Twelfth Doctor isn't a cuddly teddy bear even though they wanted a darker Doctor.
3 months, 1 week ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”
lol bottom line, the internet ruins everything and people need to cool their jets.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who and The Hype Train
Clara's (albeit momentary) departure reminded me a lot of Tegan and Five. Really well done.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon
Must...get....to Cardiff....(which, I'm pretty sure before 2005 is not something people normally said...)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who Experience “Gallifrey” Teaser Video
The Doctor meeting Ian after all this time is right up there with him seeing SJS again and deserves, if not a full episode, then definitely a minisode as have some have suggested.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Roberts Explains Why Ian Chesterton Didn’t Appear in The Caretaker
My favorite moment? The kid reading Pride and Prejudice checks out Clara's butt as she walks by to talk to the Doctor in the window. He is my hero.
Also, when the Doctor is wiping away "Ozzie loves the Squaddie" he says "Kids, what's the matter with kids today?" Which is a line from a song of the same name from the musical Bye Bye Birdie which, you guessed it, premiered in 1963.
And the Doctor's face when she says the other teacher isn't her type. (Obviously I'm rewatching it right now)
4 months ago on 12 Great Moments From The Caretaker
They really could have done a lot more with JTTCOTT...and I really can't stand the Van Baalen Bros,
4 months ago on Face-Off: The Thompson Episodes
I love that the Skovox Blizter really harkens back to Classic Who, but I'm sure he's got some surprises up his mechanical sleeves
4 months, 1 week ago on The Caretaker Promo Pics
"Gallifrey is not time-locked, the Time War is time locked" - freakin THANK YOU! My words exactly! And you're right, this may all be premature and by the end of Series 8 this will be put in its proper context.
4 months, 1 week ago on Making Sense of Listen’s Gallifreyan Gallivant
"Despite its title, the enduring mystery of Doctor Who isn’t the character’s name (though this episode gives a fairly large hint as to what that name might be)." ....Uh, you wanna share that insight with the rest of us? Didn't catch that in the episode.
4 months, 1 week ago on Listen Review
@TylerNightingale @JLS1138 Just threw it out there for fun, Tyler. Perhaps a Baby Angel would want to hide so it didn't turn to stone. It could then move around, remove the blanket, and then disappear without having to worry about being seen....but again, it was just a throwaway idea for kicks.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
Number 2 is the biggest reason BBC won't pull the plug on Doctor Who anytime soon. So long as they're raking in enough money to fill the TARDIS, they'll be juuust fine keeping it where it is.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter
I think there was a monster, or perhaps a lost little alien (baby Weeping Angel?) because something was definitely behind Clara when it removed the blanket. And I think it was meant to be a counterpoint to the end of the story, as if to say "there are no monsters under the bed.....unless there are!"
While I love the idea of Nick Frost possibly playing another goofy Sontaran (my first thought on reading this) I really hope we get to see a confrontation in which Strax has to choose between his own people and the Paternoster Gang
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Nick Frost Cast in Christmas Special
So here's what I've got on the criminal roster so far: 1-?, 2-?, 3-Cpt. John Hart, 4-? (looks like Troughton), 5-Slitheen, 6-Terileptil, 7-? (But creeps the hell out of me). Any ideas on the rest?
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Next Time: Time Heist
Other other Question: So what was actually behind them in Rupert's room? Something was definitely there and it vanished. Freeze frame anyone?
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@YaelMoise @TheWeepingSilence Bingo, Yael. Nailed it.