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Doesn't Ben Miller with a beard look a tiny bit like the Master?
1 hour, 6 minutes 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 days, 4 hours ago on Next Time: Robot of Sherwood
@usmandikkoladan This episode did fine with the time given. Deep Breath was too long, if anything.
2 days, 4 hours 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 days, 5 hours ago on Doctor Who Extra: Into the Dalek
If I was a Silurian, I'd find that offensive.
6 days ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
The only reason it was disturbing for you was because of the way you saw it. I mean seriously, the episode told us to see things from a non judgmental point of view, and all I see around me is a bunch of ovensive commentary.
It's only soapy when it becomes over-indulgent angst crap. Deep Breath had non of that. Episodes like Doomsday did - more than was necessary in fact... I don't see how for you kissing = soap opera....
I hate to say it, but on my 3rd viewing, I was a bit too nice. Yes, I love this episode - I would watch it again! But, there are a number of things that reduce from episode. For one, there is the fight scene in the sewers.... I found it was filmed really, really, badly and the fight had no ballet or intricacy to it. It was just a shambolic mess. I feel that we should have focussed more on the Doctor's struggle with the Half-Faced Man and how the two are very similar. Also, I feel the episode had a chance to be more gothic than it was, but instead it focussed on battles in the sewers. We should have had the eerie Half-Faced Man walking around London stealing body-parts without any henchman. Why do villains always have to have henchman? Can't we just strip the episode down a bit??? Doctor Who has always been about drawing the best from simple story lines - look at Blink, Midnight, etc. I feel the episode might have been a little too long and maybe should have been reduced to maybe 45-60 minutes.... There were moments where the plot wasn't moving and in science fiction the plot needs to keep on rolling. Having said that though, there are moments where the plot slows down rather than completely stoping. These scenes are some of the best in the episode - the tramp scene, the restaurant scene, etc. The plot stops at parts such as the scenes in Vastra's home. I'm not saying these scenes were bad - far from it in fact. But maybe they should have been cut down a bit. I do like some things about this episode though. I like everything involving the Doctor - the acting, the writing, and his transformation in this episode. He goes from raving inhuman lunatic to ambiguous alien. Clara was good in this episode, but I feel that something is missing. The script is there, but I'm not sure the directing for her has caught up. Also the Paternoster Gang were used well, but maybe should have been doing something other than fighting droids in the sewers. I liked the visuals, the script, the costumes, the sets, etc. 7.7/10 Almost Very Good.
1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
@TardisBoy No problem. I look to exercise my brain cells a bit. Thanks for being a worthy opponent. I'm glad this didn't end in tears like most debates I have. So thanks for staying cool. :D
1 week ago on Whodunnit? The Fate of the Half-Face Man
@TardisBoy Ah typo - it* doesn't matter...
@TardisBoy A Doctor does what is best for the patient - he doesn't matter what he does. Some Doctors help others' die... In this case the Doctor was doing just that; if anything to help the man - or droid... or both....
@PeterHillier No. This is the same man that tried to choke Perry. Yes, that was post-regenrative trauma, but that state leaves the Doctor in a state of practical unconsciousness. This reveals that under the surface, the Doctor is not what it seems...
@TardisBoy I disagree. If we are meant to learn anything from the show, the moral code the Doctor gets comes from his companions; when he is without them the Doctor is likely to begin to think that the end justifies the means. Look at Waters of Mars. Without a companion the Doctor has this state of mind. There was no Clara in this scene, so he had the freedom to do it.
@SonicTheHedgehogRules He is human technically - he has lived amongst humans and has absorbed humanity as well as literally gaining pieces of humans.
@TardisBoy Well, not all of the Doctors' had a moral code. I think from this we must imply he doesn't have one. Look at Mcoy's Doctor - he didn't care whether he was hurting Ace or not in Ghost Light; he thought the ends justified the means and did whatever was necessary to have Ace conquer her fears.
@WhoLocked Only Tenannt's Doctor said that. 10 may be the man who never would, but the whole character of the Doctor is more than that if you look at every incarnation retrospectively.
I think the Doctor convinced the Half-Faced Man to jump off. To me, this is the same as killing...
Everything I expected it to be! Loved the visuals, the script and the acting. Not as good as the Eleventh Hour, but still quite respectable. A brilliantly paced character story with no fear to be inventive and sometimes silly... The arc is clearly not so heavy handed and a little more subtle - I like this; a lot better than Series 6 when they hit us over the head with it. Plus the villian was quite chilling with an interesting backstory - instead of just a rehash of the villains' plan in The Girl in the Fireplace.
1 week, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
Replay. Replay. Replay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1 week, 3 days ago on Deep Breath Clip
@Beatles12345 @Beasts_a_Snarling @yolt13 @Ottoman14 Oh, did I say naysayers? I meant naysayers in the sense of people who stand contrary to popular opinion and are willing to stand up for it. Yeah, sorry for not being clear - I haven't slept well. Unfortunately, I can't merit my own unclarity to your comment. I never said that critics make the whole show go round; I said critics help writers recognize their mistakes- just as supporters help writers recognize their strengths.
1 week, 3 days ago on Moffat on Death: “There are dark times ahead”
@Beatles12345 @Beasts_a_Snarling @yolt13 @Ottoman14 I don't have that attitude at all. Stop trying to make out that people who stand up for there opinions are haters and pessimists. I am sick of others and myself being attacked just for claiming their opinion! Please can we just have civility! By the way, I find there has been some absolutely sublime show runners - Verity Lambert, Bob Holmes, and Barry Letts to name a few. Stop trying to impose your opinion as orthodoxy. This is not Nazi Germany.
Worst of all, the haters cause supporters of Moffat to rain fire on people harmlessly sharing their opinion.
1 week, 4 days ago on Moffat on Death: “There are dark times ahead”
Guys stop ganging up on him. He is sharing his opinion.
Now, who are you to determine if people are belittling Moffat are simply sharing their opinion?
Ok, that's true...
1 week, 4 days ago on Capaldi on Coleman Leaving Rumours
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @Beasts_a_Snarling @Ottoman14 RTD Strengths: 1. Doctor Who is not about family dramas, it is about having adventures in space and time. This is what I am watching the show for, not waiting around wondering if Jackie will do this or do that on 21st Century Earth of all places. I want to see something imaginative and out of the ordinary! 2. True, but it got boring after a while. What about an interesting alien companion? 3. He had darkness, but alongside this I feel like RTD was trying to do too much. It was just all too much to handle and it became a shambolic mess. RTD couldn't decide what tone he wanted and he just fused it all together hoping that it would work. 4. Agreed. RTD Weaknesses: 1. Yeah, Rose Tyler got annoying after a while. She was good in Series 1, but just got ridiculous from Series 2 onwards. 2. Really? I felt it was the right amount. The horror factor was higher in the RTD era, but it should have been ramped up if anything. MOFFAT Strengths: 1. Definitely, but he should have been more open to casual viewers who were left estranged and confused. 2. Um... hm... that's an interesting one. I felt Moffat was trying a little to hard with Amy and Rory and not hard enough with Clara. River was ok. Paradoxically, his one off and recurring characters were great. 3. True, but he should have helped other writers in developing their monsters - Neil Cross's in the Rings of Akhatten for example. 4. Hm... I actually completely agree with this. MOFFAT Weaknesses. 1: Yeah.
@The Lazy Cat You can't take the makers of the show's opinion for granted. It's called marketing...
Ok. I just hope they've wrapped up her character by then...
@yolt13 @Ottoman14 Moffat's (unreliable for the moment) changes wouldn't be possible without naysayers like myself. Of course, it is reasonable not to deny everything for the sake of one's own pride...
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @Beasts_a_Snarling @Ottoman14 Let's hear it then.
@MaraBackman @Ottoman14 We should have a whole team of writers running the show!
@Ottoman14 @TomLong2 No one. Criticism is needed for mostly everything on this site. This statement for example, deserves to be criticized and analyzed. We can't just run around accepting things and allowing people to make the same mistakes over and over again. Besides, everyone has the right to share their opinion as long as it isn't offensive in some way.
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @Ottoman14 Both the show runners have have had more weaknesses than strengths...
@thribs1 @Beasts_a_Snarling May* not my...
1 week, 4 days ago on Details on Series 8′s First Four Episodes
@thribs1 @Beasts_a_Snarling How? My I remind you of the great episode which was Remembrance of the Daleks...
"What's the point of a Dalek story when the Daleks don't do s****!"
My thoughts exactly.
1 week, 5 days ago on Details on Series 8′s First Four Episodes
I love the Seventh Doctor! The second half of his era was great and was going in the right direction! It still angers me that it was cancelled right when Doctor Who was getting good again. I mean seriously. Who in their right mind would cut Doctor Who off when they were pumping out classics like Survival, The Curse of Fenric, and Rembrance of the Daleks?!?? I feel like the BBC of the time robbed Sylvester of a chance to be considered one of the best Doctors ever. Everything was just getting better and better - the acting, the stories, the characters, and the visuals and suddenly it was just blown away. Just like that. This was one of the most disgusting atrocities to Doctor Who alongside the destruction of precious Doctor Who episodes such as the Celestial Toymaker, Marco Polo, and Fury from the Deep! Don't you think that the people who actually care about the show (as in for its non-financial value BBC) should have the power to determine what happens to it?!?!?
1 week, 5 days ago on The Seventh Doctor: Five Favourites
Wow these sound so good, I'm gonna read them all over again!
1 week, 6 days ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
A lot of these pictures have a nice red velvet coloring to it. I like it!
2 weeks ago on Series 8: Deep Breath New Pics
“By the time she leaves she will be one of the longest-standing companions ever."
Erm... No. Just no Mirror.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
Some people enjoy tearing the episode apart and anyalizing it. It's just their way of enjoying Doctor Who.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – The Doctor Trilogy
Have you ever considered that some people are just sharing their opinions?
This article doesn't recgonize that the question Will Series 8 be good? Is all opinion. It's not fair that this article should define what makes a series good because it varies from fan to fan.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on 8 Potential Pitfalls for Series 8
Great attitude Moffat. This is a good sign for the future of the show.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on The Series 8 Title Sequence
Ooooooh! Interesting! Can't wait for this introspective episode akin to the God Complex, but with Daleks! Don't let us down Ford....
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Into The Dalek BBC Synopsis
May I introduce to you Doctor Who..... The Soap Opera!
Cue East Ender Music....
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Coleman on Clara and Danny in Series 8
And Troughton to the Brigadier in the Five (sort of) Doctors.
3 weeks ago on Deep Breath TV Trailer
This trailer is not only exciting but great to look at it. I can't wait to see the visual treat that is Deep Breath!
That painting is not Impressionism. Yes I am prepared to have page-long rant about it.
3 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful