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? The production quality on Doctor Who is staggering. I can't see what's wrong with it currently.

11 hours, 16 minutes ago on 51 Years Later: 5 Ways to Make the Daleks Menacing Again

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How about visiting one of those Dalek Prison Camps?

12 hours, 52 minutes ago on 51 Years Later: 5 Ways to Make the Daleks Menacing Again

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No. He said that Series 8 in general would be the biggest shake up. Wild claims don't do the show any favours. When half the fandom think you have failed and are incredbily disapointed, then maybe it isn't a good idea to hype things up in the first place. It makes you look like an insensitive troll.

13 hours, 1 minute ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms

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If he is talking about the science, why doesn't he adress the complaints on the content of the episode itself. It doesn't make a lick of sense to me.

1 day, 11 hours ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms

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When he was defending "In the Forest of the Night," he wasn't saying it for the show, he was saying it for himself. It was as if he wanted everyone to like it. An example in the show itself, is the amount of times he builds up hype. He always lavishes the "Who is x?" questions - by saying things like: "This will be the biggest shake up since 2005." It is incredibly pretentious of him.

1 day, 11 hours ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms

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If anything, Doctor Who should be scarier.

1 day, 14 hours ago on Last Christmas Allegedly “Too scary” for Kids

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People who complain about such insignificance don't deserve attention.

1 day, 14 hours ago on Last Christmas Allegedly “Too scary” for Kids

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But, if we don't question those in power, then we're going to get a show infused with arrogance. Doctor Who should never be about increasing someone's ego.

1 day, 14 hours ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms

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Yeah, the Doctor screaming, "It's not fair!" is SOOOOO not childish and undignified!

1 day, 14 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs Voyage of the Damned

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A Halloween Special would definitly be interesting. While Doctor Who has made good single part episodes, I believe that the formula of Who requires tension and for that you need a good old cliffhanger.

1 day, 14 hours ago on The Christmas Conundrum

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I feel like Christmas specials should be done away with and merged on to the series. Why? Because Doctor Who and Christmas just don't fit. The show is about an alien. Why should aliens care about Christmas? Also, the specials have been consistently lackluster. Yes we've had a few glimmers of hope - The Christmas Invasion and the Snowmen, being my personal favourites. But, let's face it, comparatively to normal episodes, they're not very good. What if we had a 7 episode series with each episode being a two-parter? I'd rather have longer episodes with a cliffhanger then a disappointing special every year.

(BTW: I DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING AGAINST CHRISTMAS. IN FACT IT IS MY FAVOURITE HOLIDAY, I ONLY SAY THIS BECAUSE I THINK THE CHRISTMAS SPECIALS ARE A WASTE OF EFFORT.)

2 days, 1 hour ago on The Christmas Conundrum

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You've only questioned Moffat once? Why?

2 days, 1 hour ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms

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But hardly anyone found it awful because of bad science. They found it awful because of poor writing. Moffat not addressing that makes him look even worse.

2 days, 1 hour ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms

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I had the exact same reaction.

2 days, 1 hour ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms

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But we could actually take ROA seriously. I and quite a few others can't watch ITFOTN without cringing with all the cheesy moments. Yes, ROA, was packed with speeches and sonic ex-machina, but on a whole, what it was saying was so powerful that I just didn't care. That's when you can tell, a great episode from a lesser one. In fairness, ITFOTN was trying something new, but it was as if Boyce got sugar high on Hollywood Cheese. It was meant for children, but if you are saying something important there is one thing you shouldn't do - You shouldn't cover your work in gloss. The children being trendy, the cheesy dialogue, "the class project," the mother searching for child cliché, and Clara and Danny giving each other longingful glances are all just jarring and cringeworthy moments that distract from the message. If there are clichés, they should be used in service of the episode, not as useless kitsch. With ROA, we had the speeches and singing which were all used to get the message across. What did the children saying things like, "That was actually pretty cool." accomplish?

2 days, 1 hour ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms

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What I find funny about ITFOTN is the fact that I had no expectations for it. Once I saw the next time trailer, I knew it was going to be childish, cheesy, and a little bit rubbish, but I still ended up being disappointed! I felt it didn't even deliver on being a little bit rubbish. Instead it took being a little bit rubbish, and magnified it ten fold. I love the idea. I love the man vs. nature ideas of Blake and the other Classic English Poets. The imagery in Blake's poem is so potent and tangible, that it is screaming for a visual medium to do it justice. Instead we got an episode of "the Magic School Bus."

2 days, 1 hour ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms

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No.... Never will I vote for End of Time. More convoluted than Wedding of River Song, that was. Why do people like it? It made Tennant look so undignified. I felt sorry for him; to be forced to be remembered as a big baby.

2 days, 3 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs Voyage of the Damned

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If it wasn't about the poem, how come they made a big deal about in, when Moffat and Co. were promoting the episode?

The children didn't contribute to the plot. Did they need to be there? They also detracted from the threat in the episode. A forest had grown over night. How come they were just laughing about it like it was a field trip?

City of Death? Cheesy? I found it more cute, than cheesy, but ok. Extract any of the dialogue from "In the Forest of the Night," and tell me with a straight face that it isn't cheesy.

2 days, 3 hours ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms

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If only Moffat had worked a little more closely with Boyce, because the connection between the fearful symmetry and the growing likeness between the Doctor and Clara would have been stronger. I felt that they could accented the connection a little more.

2 days, 3 hours ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms

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Feisty. Wow, haven't seen that one before.... And what do you mean "as a guest?" I don't see any evidence of that. All the companions have stood up to the Doctor at one point. Amy in "A Town Calld Mercy," Rose in "Dalek," and finally Martha in "Last of the Time Lords are all examples of New Who companions standing up to the Doctor. All companions ARE the Doctor's concsience - look at Ian and Barabra from an Unearthly Child to the Chase.

2 days, 14 hours ago on Moffat Explains “Clara Who”

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Yes..... But the "elegantly written" parts were balanced out by some very, very, cheesy moments as well as wasted opportunities, incredibly loose connection with the Blake Poem, and useless children. So the episode is not doing itself any favors and is probably one of my least favorite episodes of Doctor Who.

2 days, 14 hours ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms

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Um.... I don't remember any character moments for Clara.... Other then being a tool for the Doctor's own development... She was just doing what any companion would. What makes her different?

3 days, 14 hours ago on Moffat Explains “Clara Who”

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But what you're doing there is taking the tension and throwing it out the window. (Of a plane preferably) All this Cybermen buildup and we get them walking around pointlessly in a graveyard...

4 days, 2 hours ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman

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How? I found it jarring and awful in the usual Mark Gatiss way. Plus, I found how it came about very contrived.

4 days, 8 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: The Christmas Invasion vs The Runaway Bride

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Um... Are you sure you didn't mix Doctor Who up with Narnia? Well, I suppose it's an easy mistake judging by "In the Forest of the Night" and that disaster of a Christmas Special in 2011 which I forget the name of.

4 days, 8 hours ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed

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What events showed us these traits?

4 days, 8 hours ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman

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NO ONE BEATS THAT SWORD FIGHT!

4 days, 12 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: The Christmas Invasion vs The Runaway Bride

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Um..... Do you dislike the Sea Devils too? Because that had a sword fight in it.....

4 days, 12 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: The Christmas Invasion vs The Runaway Bride

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Testimony from the makers are just as unreliable. Their job is to sell a product. It's not like they're going to be honest about it. They're running a business and the only goal is to sell. Nothing else matters.

4 days, 12 hours ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman

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Because of the introduction episode. Any traits not subtlely introduced to us there, are out of character.

4 days, 13 hours ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman

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But once you sign onto a show, you are expected to market it. Why do you think we see lead actors walking around accepting interviews before a film comes out? Also, as someone being interviewed you are expected to answer questions. And for Doctor Who, they are usual fan questions. There are times when you need to be honest, and other times the opposite.

4 days, 13 hours ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman

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But, Bells of St. John was supposed to serve as an introduction to Clara. The episode was going at 1000 miles an hour and in that time I saw no prerequisites to the deep exploration of these traits latter in the Series.

4 days, 13 hours ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman

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No problem. :)

4 days, 13 hours ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman

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Restrospectively, the Davidson Era had such bizzare episodes like Kinda, Mawdryn Undead, and Terminus.... It's experimentation is what I'd love to see more of.

4 days, 13 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: The Christmas Invasion vs The Runaway Bride

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Ah! *Guardians*

I'm really sloppy today....

4 days, 13 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: The Christmas Invasion vs The Runaway Bride

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Speaking of which, I'd love to see the Eternals or the The Black and White Gurdians again.

4 days, 13 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: The Christmas Invasion vs The Runaway Bride

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Wow. The Hervoken sound really, really, awesome.

4 days, 13 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: The Christmas Invasion vs The Runaway Bride

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Sorry, *more of that*

4 days, 13 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: The Christmas Invasion vs The Runaway Bride

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Yeah. The lore of Doctor Who is very cool and interesting. I'd love to see kore of that.

4 days, 13 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: The Christmas Invasion vs The Runaway Bride

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But... Are you seriously just going to criticize "the Doctor's Wife," over a throwaway line? I can understand why you dislike Nightmare in Silver, (it wasn't actually Neil's fault, Series 7 was under poor management) but why do you dislike The Doctor's Wife outside of that line?

4 days, 13 hours ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman

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Ok. Thanks for that. But, if this is so, I find this considerably worse. The script editors were clearly not doing their job, because I found that the stories were so rushed and Clara's character changed every 10 seconds. There HAD to be something wrong. Also, information from the makers are liable to be subjective. They're marketing. It's highly unlikely they will say, "Well, the scripts had some major structural issues, but we just ran with it really. I hope you enjoy Series 7!" But if they are telling the truth, then something else had to be wrong communicatively. In Nightmare in Silver, we see her as authorative and soldier-like. In Rings of Akhatten we saw her as vulnerable and sympathetic. In Bells of St. John, we saw her as smug and adaptable. Every single episode was a rewrite of the character. It was as if the writers were bickering over what Clara was like. And call me a conspiracy theorist and a nutcase all you want, but even people who liked Series 7 noticed the structural issues. They DO exist.

4 days, 13 hours ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman

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The Christmas Invasion. Hands down. Yes, there's a lot of Rose whinning, but the story itself is solid. And that's all that matters right? With the "Runaway Bride," we had a bunch of jarring moments where Catherine Tate was playing..... well, Catherine Tate.

4 days, 13 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: The Christmas Invasion vs The Runaway Bride

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Well. I can tell that you are a very refined writer.

4 days, 13 hours ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman

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Yeah, I was just as shocked as you are.

4 days, 13 hours ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman

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I found it a step lower personally. The flying Cybermen was too Iron Man-esque for me... They're not robots...

4 days, 15 hours ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman

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From the core? If I recall you, like most people were hyped for the idea of the episode. And it was a brilliant idea - Cybermen in an amusement park.

4 days, 15 hours ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman

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It's true. I think it's proof along with the rushed stories, that Series 7 was under poor management. That's why I feel that Nightmare in Silver deserves less scrutiny than it deserves. Yes, it sucks, but Gaiman isn't all to blame.

4 days, 15 hours ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman

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In my opinion, Death in Heaven was the one that broke my faith in New Who's portrayal of the Cybermen. For Nightmare in Silver, I was willing to give the bennefit of the doubt, because it did open up new possibilities for their next appearance.

4 days, 15 hours ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman

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Series 7 had no script editor. When Neil Cross asked what Clara was like, Moffat said, "She's just an ordinary girl." and nothing else. That's all the feedback the writer's got.

4 days, 15 hours ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman

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I'm just wondering what the pinacle moment for Clara's character is. I just don't see it. I feel like she didn't become a character till Series 8. She could literally do ANYTHING and it wouldn't be out of character. Just look at Nightmare in Silver. (Not Neil Gaiman's fault. Moffat didn't give him a clear idea of who Clara was.)

4 days, 15 hours ago on Moffat Explains “Clara Who”

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