Writer, Philosopher, Director, Socialist, Thinker...
What about the War Doctor one? That TARDIS tells an interesting story...
1 day, 12 hours ago on How does the TARDIS reflect the Doctor?
Personally, I don't want the Soap Opera crossover idea which was the RTD era. Tone it down a little and we can get some real character development.
1 day, 12 hours ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences
What if Moffat is trying to tell us something! You may have struck gold! What if The Doctor goes back in time and leaves Clara to become the mother of the Doctor! And because she is obviously the Rani sent on a mission by Omega it is biologically possible! Oh wait! Better still, if she isn't the Rani than that explains how the Doctor is half-human! It all makes sense!
Ok. Shall we start again:
Come with me
And you'll be
In a world of
Take a look
And you'll see
Into your imagination
With a spin
The world of my creation
What we'll see
If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Wanta change the world?
There is no
Life I know
To compare with
You'll be free
If you truly wish to be
If you truly
Wish to be
But they got to leave in 30s Manhattan, I mean what could be better! With the Great Depression and the....
If Series 8 doesn't work, I swear I will do an Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" on him...
Oh wait, that's kind of creepy. Well, Moffat wanted Series 8 to be dark, I suppose he'd like his murder the same....
But it did do turkey..... And surely if it can do turkey it can do chicken....
Well, anyone up for some fried chicken?
Come with me! And you'll be! In a world of pure imagination!
I'll just be leaving.....
But think of Clara as a chicken!! Wouldn't it be amazing!
Ok. Ok, just kidding.
It was just a hypothetical situation....
By the way, the trend so far has shown that from Series 7 onwards he has tried to please the fan base.
True, he should have trusted his own instincts I mean look at Series 5 and his consistent success for episodes in the RTD Era!
I think this time around (after the mixed result of Series 7 and Time of the Doctor) he is going for a more balanced approach kind of like the 50th except leaning towards his own judgment...
I wonder what would happen if Moffat heard that all the fans wanted Clara to turn into a chicken. Would he?
1 day, 13 hours ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences
I personally prefer magic realism; kind of a mix of both.
In the end, it all depends on the quality regardless of the approach.
I look through these comments and in my head I am screaming:
Why can't anyone watch a TV Series with an OPEN MIND!!!!!!!!!!!
And for you reality is finding a TARDIS on any corner on the street?
I would agree with you because your comment brings up some great points, but I have to say (from a filmmaking point of view) that music is just window dressing.
The problem with music is that it tends to carry the tone of the scene entirely without allowing the scene to be interesting visually.
The scene is not very good if it can't stand on its own without music. It just proves that the creators were unable to display tone effectively.
If music is used correctly, then it adds to the scene rather than becoming the scene.
Bring on the controversy...
5 days, 9 hours ago on The Importance of Doctor Who’s Theme Tunes
It can't be forever though:
"I'm not a human being; I walk in eternity..."
1 week ago on How Far Into Darkness will the 12th Doctor Take Us?
I don't take sides. I'm 50/50; it's best for the show to balance it's varying tones.
Ah! Not darker! I should have been more specific; he will descend to extremes
I think that Capaldi's Doctor will start filled with hope after saving Gallifrey and gaining a new set of Regenerations. But slowly, he will descend to become darker. The situations he finds himself in will be responsible for this transformation.
Wait, wait. wait, a minute! This article claims The Ninth Doctor was young-spirited? What???
Sci-Fi is very popular in Korea.
1 week, 1 day ago on An Audience with Capaldi & Coleman, Seoul World Tour Updates
I don't like the picture for the launch. It doesn't depict Seoul as the sprawling and modern city it is.
Try semicolons; a lot more fun.
1 week, 1 day ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer
What is good Doctor Who to you?
People have neglected to mention the nice editing of this trailer. Well done...
1 week, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer
Who said a few furnishings did any harm? In this case, it did a treat!
Trailers are meant to draw the crowd's attention. The majority of the fandom wanted more grit, and so we got a trailer with grit. The show itself, doesn't have to be gritty. I think Moffat and co are aware of the dangers of over-saturation of media with a particular tone.
Hmm... Reading through the comments, it appears that some people are worried about the "grittiness" of the trailer. I think we can all agree that one of the common problems of the show as we know it is the lack of threat. Judging by the trailer and Moffat's style I expect that this problem will be appropriately dealt with. What others see as darkness, I see as the show's wariness to the idea that the universe is not as utopian as we have grown to think in the 11th Doctor's Era; so I doubt the show will become too dark under Moffat. He has shown adept ability to balance light and dark. Moffat uses plenty of humor and wonder in his scripts and I don't see how Series 8 will be any different. The time to worry is not now; that time is when we get a new show runner. Going back to the show's self-awareness of its problem; One can look at other TV Shows or Films, and can see that a little bit of darkness nudges the media to more threatening situations and therefore more character development.
This is too much to handle!!!!!
@Scootersfood Because it was also broadcasted in the US, the show had to adapt to the customs of TV shows in the US.
TV shows in the US are considerably different than the ones in the UK.
People are upset because Torchwood, a British show, had changed from the format that worked well for it in the past; Children of Earth for example.
RTD and co, tried to please audiences from the UK and the US, but in so doing created a jarring mix of chocolate and tomato soup.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Is Torchwood: Miracle Day Unfairly Criticised?
"Doctor Who is science. It's history. It's magic, adventure, fantasy. It's about people and planets. It's about whatever it wants to be about. A world where fiction becomes real? Okay. A malevolent Billy Bunter with a death-trap board game? Why not? Green slime that turns people into raging beasts, or another that produces giant maggots? We can do both! We can remake the Prisoner of Zenda in space and have aliens commit art thefts. We can race galleons through space, turn people into trees and make psychopathic robots out of sweets. The possibilities are limitless, and that's why I love Doctor Who."
That. That. That was the best paragraph in the history of paragraphs....
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Why We love Doctor Who
Finally something personal! Well done. The most effective way to speak to the fandom is through a story that has a significance to all of us. This article is something we all can relate to. Fantastic!
Interesting article. You are a very talented writer and I love how you engage us in thinking about morality in general. To me the Doctor is a good man, for it is not the actions that define us, but the purpose behind them.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Is the Doctor a Good Man?
By the looks of it.... He seems to have made a tiny error....
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Series 8: New Teaser Trailer “I see into your soul, Doctor”
3 weeks, 1 day ago on An Earthly Gallifrey
@Omega Arsenal @Beasts_a_Snarling @Adric the Genius True.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on An Earthly Gallifrey
@Omega Arsenal @Beasts_a_Snarling @Ashdude97 Oh yes. My opinion is that I hate someone I don't even know personally. He is just denouncing things without relevant evidence.
@Americanwhovian Oooh. So many wonderful contradictions and so called "plot holes" I love them to be honest! It's quite fun to see people twitch their eyes brows in confusion and then work out this possible impossibility! Ok, Earth was destroyed in the End of the World, but remember Ravalox?????!?! Yes, Earth transferred to another end of the Galaxy! A totally contradictory story to that of End of the World. Of course there are numerous ways around this contradiction, but the point is this: Nothing in Doctor Who is certain. Ok I have several counters around your points: 1)The tree of evolution has many individual branches separating from the main branch. It is possible that the Time Lords deviated from the Humans on a branch of there own and died out before the events of Utopia. 2) I referred to this earlier in my comment. It is possible that the Time Lords Humans left Earth and found Gallifrey, eventually becoming the Time Lords they are. Of course this is all speculation and various ramblings and conjecture.
@NightRises Rule 1. The Doctor lies.
@Skylord Marc As I have mentioned countless times before; an alien is a being from another world. This does not mean they are not necessarily human. Hell, they can be an ape born on Mars! The Time Lords may be RELATED to humans, but that doesn't mean they are HUMANS. The Doctor would technically remain an alien....
@Adric the Genius @Beasts_a_Snarling There are many deviations from the track of evolution. A branch off this track may be the Time Lords. Why do you fear change? Is it dangerous? Risky?
@Adric the Genius Why not?
@Silas P Would he reveal such a secret though????
@Ashdude97 Dude. Just rethink what you just said. Now.
I like this theory. Controversial ideas are the best. It is extremely plausible and the only reason people disagree is because people fear a contradiction between what they see as right for the show and what the show might imply. By the way. Nice Planet of the Apes reference....
@stargazer0118 @Oodkind Yeah, that's one of the things that RTD got right.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Should Doctor Who Adopt a Darker Tone?
@Distilledoreo That was the theme of the 11th Doctor Era. Fairy Tale. Things are going to change. You don't need to worry anymore.
@TomLong2 everything* not anything. AHHHH
@TomLong2 Oh, you think you know better? Have you managed 100 shows already? Have you written a considerable amount of Doctor Who episodes? I hate it when people think they know better then an experienced writer who is just trying his best. Sure I don't agree with Moffat on anything, but at least I don't lecture him.
What I find amusing is that many people want to keep the show child-friendly, when children nowadays are surrounded by violence.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Should Doctor Who Adopt a Darker Tone?
The more darkness the more risky the situation of our characters. The more strain our characters are in, the more they develop. This effects how interesting the show is overall.
We are talking about tone here. We can't just have a few specks of the macabre within a huge ocean of light-hearted moments. It is not balanced enough. We need "darker" ideas to remind us that the Universe is not all sugar and spice.
O. My. God. You. Have. Captured. My. Thoughts. What are you????
I disagree with the concept of retaining the current tone. Let's take a risk; a gamble. Shake things up. True, it may be controversial, but that makes it infinitely more interesting doesn't it? And that's what we want right? Something interesting.
Why do you say that?
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Moffat: Who says the Doctor is NOT human?
Ten's TARDIS was not dark at all. It was glowing with light.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Series 8 Airdate Confirmed, New Trailer & Image
@HeyProfessor @Beasts_a_Snarling 1) Big Finish isn't cannon. 2) It is possible that the last humans traveled back in time to become the Time Lords.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Moffat: Who says the Doctor is NOT human?
Ah. You see, he may be a Time Lord, but how do we know Time Lords did not descend from humans? Think about it. The Ninth Doctor acknowledged humans as "apes." Perhaps he is hinting at the fact that humans are still apes and are yet to evolve into their ultimate form; the Time Lord.
That is of course true, if the Silurians did not originate from outer space...
No. If dinosaurs aren't aliens, then neither are Silurians.
Ah, Moffat. Hah. It is one of your word puzzles. In order to answer this question, we need to define alien.
Alien: a being from another world; an extraterrestrial.
Now we know that an alien does not have to be a non-human. An extraterrestrial implies that an alien must not be born on our terrestrial world to fit the definition.
Now, who's to say the Doctor isn't an evolved human from the future?
Wow really? The cliché to beat all clichés....
There are way better scenes in the Who world....
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Doomsday Farewell Declared Greatest Sci-Fi Moment
@B910 It's ok. A comment is a comment. No need to apologize.
1 month ago on Is Torchwood: Miracle Day Unfairly Criticised?
The major problem with Miracle Day, is the fact that the newly introduced characters did not fit in with the already introduced cast. There was that contradiction: the idea that Esther and Rex were both a part of Torchwood and not. I found that contradiction very jarring throughout the series. I didn't feel the new cast jelled with the newly introduced one.
There were times, when I was wondering whether this was Torchwood at all. The style had totally changed.
@B910 People are not jealous. They are upset that the US keep "stealing" British shows, even though they are legally given away. I suppose it is like selling the Golden Gate Bridge to China. That would leave many Americans upset.
@MrRazza, the Official Rani Identifier Not everyone is under the "Doctor Who Opinion Bandwagon Effect." It is a long name isn't it? Let's give it an abbreviation: DWOBE
Of course it is out there, and a major reason for a lot of likeness between opinions. Unfortunately, it is a risk when being part of a fanbase and frankly, being a part of anything.
We can all have the same opinion, but if our reasoning behind is different, then great.
I mean, the choice of bringing back Gallifrey was not a bad one, but the characters' made the wrong choice in saving Gallifrey because the Time Lords are scarred and mad and devasated from the war to a point of no return
1 month, 1 week ago on Why Bringing Back Gallifrey is Wrong
Sure, it may be wrong, but its not wrong.... If that makes sense....
Wow, surreal and intriguing!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: Tunnel Vision
This article has created a lot of controversy and hostility in the comment section....
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Sexism and Doctor Who: The Truth
@gunslinger19 The character development of River Song is very hard to chart because of her mixed up timeline. If you examine her timeline chronologically, you can see that she has developed rapidly at the beginning, but stops developing somewhere in the middle.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Sexism and Doctor Who: The Truth
@ProfWimsey @Beasts_a_Snarling The idea of someone being prejudice is subjective. How? I'll give you an example of how. Take racism for instance. The definition of racism has radically changed since the term was first developed. The definition has changed because of events such as The Civil Rights Movement and the Abolition of Slavery. These events have taught the us the modern definition of racism. How did it teach us? Through the suffering of others. If those that have suffered did not speak out, then we would not have the modern view of racism we do today. We have this point of view because the oppressed have shown us their suffering; they have shown us their emotion. Because we have seen this, our point of view has changed. We feel their pain. Now, if a person from modern times talked to someone from before these events, they would have a different opinion. The fact that they have an opinion on it validates the fact that prejudice is subjective. Personal events such as growing up with the idea of a race or sex being inferior has effected the opinion of this particular person from the past. However, the person from modern times would have been fed with different information. They would have been fed with the ideas of everyone being equal and that no race or sex is better then any other. Therefore, prejudice is subjective; it draws heavily from the way we have been raised and educated. Oh and just so you know, I am in NO WAY advocating racism, sexism, or any other form of prejudice. I am simply pointing out the facts.
@Rani Nose That's debatable...
The idea of someone being racist, sexist, or prejudice in anyway is totally subjective.
@drjakeyoung @supermoff @bl0ndie98 It's natural for one to fear change. Don't let your expectations cloud your judgement. Live, experiment, make mistakes.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Two-Part Finale for Series 8
@MrThorfan64 Characters are more important than plot.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Moffat Clarifies “Ugly Doctors” Comments
WARNING FOR THE PEOPLE NOT TRAINED FOR OPINIONS OPPOSITE OF THEIRS
I don't like this idea. It just serves as promotion for upstart untalented pop artists. I fear all the attention would be focused on the pop artist rather than the main cast, which cries out for character development.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Foxes Cast in Series 8
@Sir James Bond @Malohkeh It's a nice episode when it doesn't try to be a real Doctor Who episode. It is not the unconventionality that makes it bad. (in my opinion) It is the moments when it TRIES to be conventional. As a result, the episode looses its direction and can't decide whether it is conventional or not.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Top Stories & Doctors (According to DWM 2014)
@Master Michael Moon "likes of the USA?" What are you implying????
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who Could Have Ended With Tennant
@Notsosmartguy the Superior Venom @Master Michael Moon You're not. I am with you all the way.
@supermoff @Planet of the Deaf @Adherent Rings has the most potent imagery too!
@SirTrey @Notsosmartguy the Superior Venom @MrThorfan64 I don't understand all the hate for Gatiss....
@MrRazza In the USA, you'd have to deal with melodramatic news presenters!
@darklugia565 You forgot the turbulence when it first started. After the 1st Episode was aired, the BBC considered cancelling the show and when William Hartnel's health was deteriorating, they considered ending the show.
@AlessandroArsuffi @Notsosmartguy the Superior Venom @Planet of the Deaf Yeah I like that.
@Planet of the Deaf @Deus_Ex_Machina You know, I just realized Moffat works better under pressure.
@DrWholocked @Planet of the Deaf @NewWho2012 Now why would they pull the plug on the show that brings them the most cash?
@Planet of the Deaf @Adherent Rings is underrated by thousands of years. It is one of my favorites and one of the most poetic episodes of Doctor Who.
@liammjwise Wow. If you were in the BBC's position you would have canceled the show? You are very shallow in thinking.
Ahh... Hello new logo...
2 months ago on Series 8 Confirmed for August, First Teaser Trailer
What's wrong with dark? It's an interesting idea..
2 months, 1 week ago on Series 8 Filming: Volcano Day
Great! Back to real character developement! Time to go outside the plastic flirting and delve into the darkness of the Time Lord's soul!
2 months, 1 week ago on Moffat: Handsome Actors don’t suit the Doctor
How was Gridlock and A Town Called Mercy bad? They were amazing. (The latter more than the former.)
3 months, 1 week ago on Series 8 Filming: A Merry Day
Wow, are you a Dalek? Seriously, I don't understand why you have such abhorrent hatred for an episode of Doctor Who. If you are going to hate something, it should be for a personal reason not simply because it goes against your own expectations.
3 months, 1 week ago on Unpopular Opinion: Asylum of the Daleks
@Tomb of the Cyberbob Do you believe everything you see on telly? Oh, and there's a simple explanation to all of this. Only the Doctor describes the Weeping Angels' as "Quantum Locked." No one else does. Rule 1. The Doctor lies….
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Sciencey Wiencey: The Weeping Angels – Quantum Locking
Oh.... Mark Gatiss is always welcome to write another episode of Doctor Who, but I find Gareth Roberts' writing repulsive. HE CANNOT WRITE A DARK EPISODE. IF THE GOAL FOR SERIES 8 IS TO BE DARKER AND MORE LIKE CLASSIC WHO THEN WHY IS GARETH ROBERTS' WRITING!?!?!??!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8: Episode 3 & 6 Writers & Guest Stars
I haven't met anyone who DOESN'T like Children of Earth.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Torchwood Children of Earth: In Perspective
3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Evolution of the Doctor
The Doctor is a larger than life character. You can't have 2 larger than life characters, they will constantly try to be louder than one another, and that will ruin the show.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on How To Bring Back McGann
So you are going to blame the odds going against your expectations on Doctor Who TV? That's not cool.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: Capaldi’s Sonic & A New Monster
"You can't always get what you want to....."
You need to calm down a bit. It is not the objects, sets, music, and characters themselves that matter, but how the writers and Capaldi chooses to interact with them. We can see it in this clip. Capaldi is interacting with the sonic in a different way then Smith.
And Would a Judoon say, "Spoilers Sweetie..." ?
And you think your whining can do anything about it?
I think it makes sense for an older Master to take on an older Doctor; though they may have the same "snarling beast" qualities, it would be interesting to see on screen what would happen if the Doctor pointed his fury against the universe. (through the Master) They would be both sides of the same coin and maybe just for one second no one would be able to distinguish between the Doctor and the Master.....
4 months ago on Capaldi: A Mod Man In A Box?
Hmmmm 10? I would give it all 13 points....
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Day of the Doctor
Nasty creatures Time Flies.....
I think we need to stop bringing back old monsters simply for nostalgia and look to the future.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Speculating on Series 8′s “Big Bad”
Um..... It was actually the seventh who retrieved the Master's remains from Skaro.
And it would add more character development to Clara. Brilliant idea!
4 months, 3 weeks ago on What if… Clara had stayed Victorian?
Well that's debatable....
I disagree with this. I prefer the idea of Victorian Clara. I like the idea of how her character was born in an oppressed Victorian environment and out of that grew a strong and independent young woman. Modern Clara is less unique because all her life she has been able to grow up with less social pressure to act a certain way compared to Victorian Clara. I feel like Victorian Clara would have been a more interesting, troubled, and strong companion.
I am sorry..... All I could focus on in this article was Steven Moffat's Face.......
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat: Remaking Doctor Who would be Insane
THANK YOU. I hate how all the Moffat haters use the "Moffat is Sexist" trick just to put him down.
5 months ago on Is Steven Moffat a Feminist Writer?
No, all Doctors are unique and cannot be like a one before him. He must be characterized as the TWELTH Doctor, not the SIXTH.
5 months ago on Twelve is Equal to Six?
Agreed! Toby Whitehouse has come a long way and NEEDS to come back this series and write another interesting and metaphorical episode!
5 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: The God Complex
One of my favorites! Excellent concepts and visual imagery!
@Oodkind @cyberbrayde @Beasts_a_Snarling It separates us real fans from the band-wagoners....
5 months ago on Daleks Series 8 Rumours
One of my favorites...
5 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Girl Who Waited
How? Please elaborate....
I was happy and ok with Strax until that scene in Time of The Doctor..... One Sontaran cannot speak for a whole race, but two who are actually trying to be serious and trying to fight the Doctor... Hell No!
5 months ago on Unpopular Opinion: Strax
Probably the most cliche episode of Doctor Who....
5 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: Night Terrors
Catherine Tate was not Donna! She was Catherine Tate, that's the problem. She was an even greater presence than the Doctor. She is severly overrated and more reality tv than a well rounded character.
5 months ago on Gillan on Moffat Female Character Criticisms
@HisNameIsTheDoctor I thought it was GOOD. Not as bad as people say, not as good as people say.
5 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: Let’s Kill Hitler
I find this Moffat's worst story. An absolute mess.
(I am being generous by the way, If the beginning and the humor was utterly horrible than It would be a 4 or 3)
(BY THE WAY: I love Moffat and his style of writing, it's just I can't stand this episode. In fact Time of the Doctor is probably miles better than this, in my opinion.)
Why can't he face them next series? Does this mean he will only do one series? I know he is not doing a second season of the Musketeers, but what if he is doing something else? He is a busy actor..... I am very worried because as much as I respect his decision if he does 1 series, I feel like that would be a regeneration wasted.....
DONT GO CAPALDI YOU ARE GOING TO BE SO GOOD AS THE DOCTOR!!!!!
Chris may have left Doctor Who leaving lots of Whovians disappointed and outraged, but I for one respect his decision. If he felt uncomfortable than he had every right to leave. If he felt this same insecurity in returning he had every right to decline.
Happy Birthday Chris! A fantastic Doctor in a fantastic beginning of an Era!
5 months, 1 week ago on Happy Birthday, Chris Eccleston!
The episode's main issue was lame antagonist syndrome. The Siren had the oppritunity to be very disgusting, ignorant, and sadistic, but instead she was turned into some cliché Disney Princess. I am getting really sick of this "everyone lives" motif. I think most or all of the crew should have died. The Siren should have still been a "healer" who believed that killing people is the best way of curing them. This episode had the opprutunty to be a dark and interesting episode, but a lame antagonist means a lame story. You just don't film the story in a dark and evocative manner and follow it up with a "fun" plot. This episode was a crash course on how not to do an episode of Doctor Who.
5 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Curse of the Black Spot
Unpopular opinion, but......
I find the episode to be overrated. It was very boring, the plot hardly developed until the end, and I didn't like the soap opera approach. It just does not suit Doctor Who. Just my opinion.
5 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Lodger
Directors are very important my friend. They are the painters of the screen, the translators of the script, the commanding officer of the film crew, etc, etc, etc.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Will Be Darker, More like Classic Who
Yes, bring on a more nihilistic and macabre show! (See, more specific than dark! Use your greater adjectives!)