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Well damn! "Kill the Moon" and "Mummy on the Orient Express" sounds awesome!
1 day, 21 hours ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8
They've appeared more often in the New Series....
3 days, 22 hours ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter
Maybe. Just maybe.... How do we if Paul McGann wouldn't be cast? And Big Finish's Stories for him were actually put on screen.... Maybe we would get those great stories but in 6 or 4 parts.... Maybe we would avert such bad stories like "Love and Monsters".....
4 days, 4 hours ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter
Maybe the Seventh Doctor would be more respected there because everyone got to see what Cartmel was trying to do......
Imagine a world with a full arc for the Seventh Doctor and the Classic show running into 2005...
@The17thDoctor Or it could have been nothing. I think the figure was just an imagining of the characters in the adrenaline of the moment. You can't always trust what is in front of you. Sometimes you don't know if you are dreaming or not....
4 days, 21 hours ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
@Americanwhovian I disagree. What you said is the equivalent of taking a butter knife and ripping the episode's central idea and premise to pieces. To me, the unexplained is more scary and forbidding then something we know.
@Antee991166 The "antagonist" was inside the characters manifested as pure fear. It was intrinsic to their being.
I don't think so. If there were than the message of the episode would be compromised. Moffat is not like that. As for the face behind Clara - it was just a physiological representation of the characters' fear. The episode is about loneliness and how fear brings us closer together. This is seen in the scene with a young Danny and Clara especially - without the "creature" they may have not been drawn together. Without the "creature" the Doctor wouldn't be as strong as he became. It is just fear. A high amount of fear plays tricks on human (and seemingly Time Lord) perception.
5 days ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
That was very rude of you. You are saying everyone with opinions different then yours are idiots? Stop being so egocentric and learn that there are other people around you with different point of views.
6 days, 3 hours ago on Listen Clip
@Scootersfood @Beasts_a_Snarling @Bdransfield Yes, but there are also people at the opposite end of the spectrum. There are those who are hyper defensive and go crazy whenever someone is critical of Moffat. Even those who are not so extreme tend to lump people expressing their opinions with people who are just overreacting. (heavily)
6 days, 17 hours ago on Listen Clip
@ClaireAbraham @joe4 @ Notsosmartguy @Beasts_a_Snarling @Bdransfield Opinion. Opinion. Opinion.
@ Notsosmartguy @Antee991166 @supermoff is alone. Listen... @joe4 GET AROUND TO THEM NOW. LET NOTHING STOP YOU. I CERTAINLY DIDNT REGRET IT.
1 week ago on The Series 8 Arc: A Match Made In Heaven?
@Bdransfield Oh for goodness sake! We are not Moffat haters, just people with other opinions. Again: WE. ARE. PEOPLE. WITH. OTHER. OPINIONS. I find Moffat's writing can be quite sloppy at times and his arcs aren't handled very well. But that was the Smith Era; with the fresh start of the Capaldi Era, it has been much better. Not great but decent.
1 week ago on Listen Clip
@PaddyB @NewWho2012 Agreed. Doctor Who is at it's most scariest when the Doctor and friends are up against the unknown.
I blame the music. It is way too loud. It's not just Capaldi i can't hear - it's everyone.
1 week ago on Is Capaldi’s Accent Causing Issues?
Well, it was self-indulgent beyond the End of Time level.... Luckily it was only a small part of the episode.
1 week ago on Listen Spoiler-Free Review
Cross tried his best with the material given - which as it happens, was practically nothing. I think he's a great writer and should definitely come back and give it another go because he was probably one of the best writers for Series 7.
I don't remember any of that. The episode was so fast that it was just a blur in front of my face. The only Clara moment I remember was the "We're all ghosts to you," I personally found it a more Doctor-development then a Clara-development...
Yeah.... I actually liked Clara in that episode. Unfortunately, we didn't get enough time to take in those moments in the episode because the episode was so rushed. As well as this, the moments themselves were way to short and kind of stopped the plot dead.
I felt that scene should have been cut down a bit. It just felt like it was shoved in there to assuage the die-hard Matt Smith fans.
Ah, I thought someone would name that one. Well I have to say it was filmed, written, directed, and acted really well. No qualms with that one. But I think that was the only moment where Clara struck me as a real character. Unfortunately, that's all she has to go on...
If this was said before Series 7, I would be excited to see this companion. But it surprises me that no matter how much stuff she gets to do, she is still pretty boring. (In my opinion)
How exactly is she memorable?
We don't need to stop the story to have character development! The story informs us on the character; not the other way round. That format doesn't work for Sci-Fi like Doctor Who. It will just waste more time and make the show more stagy. Gareth Roberts's stories are very dull and exaggerated because of this. Look at "Closing Time!"
1 week ago on The Caretaker BBC Synopsis
According to this synopsis the Doctor and Danny meeting is worse than the Skovox Blitzer preparing to destroy humanity.....
Well, I guess that sums up Gareth Roberts's style of writing - putting the boring and dull slapstick soap opera over the interesting Sci-Fi.
1 week, 1 day ago on The Caretaker BBC Synopsis
I'm not keen on Tenant's Doctor, but the idea Moffat planned should definitely be used in the future for a different Doctor.
1 week, 2 days ago on What if… Tennant had stayed for Series 5?
@sontaran17 @Beasts_a_Snarling Yes, but it is a bit boring to have a human all the time isn't it?
1 week, 2 days ago on Taking a ‘Journey’ Into the Future: The Next Companion
@They're all my favorite Doctor. Blahblah...Listen? @Beasts_a_Snarling I just see it as a waste of time. We don't need to be reminded who the Doctor is on 21st Century Earth. Why there? We know he is an alien and we can see that in numerous settings.
1 week, 2 days ago on Time Heist BBC Synopsis
Please. Please. Can we have no more companions from 21st Century Earth? How about an alien companion?
Yeah... Great thing I had no expectations...
It was slightly forgettable with the plot shoehorned in there just to make the episode a proper episode instead of just a messy fan fiction. There were some good bits, but it was just a weak and rushed episode.
1 week, 5 days ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood
Is that really what we should look for in a bonkers bit of Sci-Fi? I think it's just a wasted opportunity when they produce pointless and frankly forgettable and poorly written episodes such as "The Lodger", or "Closing Time." I can sense that "The Caretaker" will be like that, what with all the running around in a boring bit of the 21st century. The TARDIS can go anywhere! Why doesn't it go somewhere out of this world? Doctor Who is meant to amaze us. Is this episode doing that? No. It's just a cheap bit of hamburger meat.
2 weeks ago on Time Heist BBC Synopsis
On the contrary, I feel the episode tried its best to be individual. I don't see trying and possibly succeeding as laziness. But it's all opinion....
2 weeks ago on Face-Off: Dalek vs Into the Dalek
It's not just about the kids. It's about everyone who is watching. Everyone needs a rest; not just the kids. I think its a bit ridiculous that we have to count every single different kind of person in the audience instead of just focussing on creating interesting television for everyone.
2 weeks ago on Robot of Sherwood Spoiler-Free Review
That's ok. We'll just move on.
Every audience member matters. We can't have a single group of people appeased one episode and then appease another next. I think it is best to just create good television instead of focussing on who is watching.
All members of the audience are equal. Don't sepperate them into categories.
I just hate how people say "It is a family show, we can't let it grow too dark.." When in the show's history there have been loads and loads of accounts of violent body horror. Why is everyone so bothered by it? And the era where they had these horrific elements was probably the most fruitful years of Doctor Who.
(Ok, this is not in the context of this article; just this comment)
2 weeks, 1 day ago on BBC Cuts Robot of Sherwood Scene
I hope this isn't a vital piece of the plot...
This and "the Caretaker" will be probably be the weaker episodes of the series...
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Time Heist BBC Synopsis
I think it's better then having one writer carry the heavy burden of the show. Plus, each writers can each bring something different to the show and critically analyze each other's mistakes. Sometimes we need others to tell people that they are wrong, or else mistakes are inevitable.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
I keep saying this, and I am going to say it again. GET. A. WHOLE. GROUP. OF. WRITERS. TO. RUN. THE. SHOW. TOGETHER.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
I think the Doctor rejects Journey, because he is has learned that in a sense, he too is a Dalek. The Doctor wants non-soldiers around him that won't endorse his inner rage.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Into the Dalek Review
Doesn't Ben Miller with a beard look a tiny bit like the Master?
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Pics
This episode looks fun! Why is everyone so damn serious?! Doctor Who is meant to be mad and eccentiric - it can't always be dark intense stuff!
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Next Time: Robot of Sherwood
@usmandikkoladan This episode did fine with the time given. Deep Breath was too long, if anything.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
And there back! The Daleks have finally returned more triumphant then before! This episode can take great pride in being the best Nu Who Dalek Story since Dalek. 8/10. I loved the visuals, Capadi managed to top his last performance, the script is fantastic (bring back Phil Ford!) and all the characters are extremely memorable. I loved all the interesting ideas in it - the only fact that separates the Doctor from a Dalek is that the ends (for the Doctor) justify the means; more then can be said for the Daleks. I feel like Jenna Coleman gave a much better performance than last episode and all the Danny Pink stuff was not milked to death - unlike the divorce in Asylum. I just really liked this story - it is a true Doctor Who episode and makes one proud to be a fan. It had the crazy imaginative stuff, the memorable characters, the villainous villains, the adventurousness, the wonderment, and all. This episode was just perfection.
"And perhaps the most petrifying - a Human-Dalek Hybrid" - LOL. Seriously, I couldn't stop laughing.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Doctor Who Extra: Into the Dalek
If I was a Silurian, I'd find that offensive.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss