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@The G Unitt - It's my initial, I'm not a rap fan Listen was not new. It was just a mash up of several old ideas from previous episodes (Midnight in particular comes to mind).
21 hours, 39 minutes ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 3)
@Classicalbeau That was the only 2014 episode I felt even had anything
21 hours, 41 minutes ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 3)
Honestly I do not think that the musical score this year was good. It was practically non-existent a lot of the time.
21 hours, 42 minutes ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 3)
@Ocean Geek I didn't like it. It just seemed like a much less visually impressive version of the current one.
3 days, 18 hours ago on Weird and Wonderful
@MrJimiTheFish I never know where the Fs come from, they just pop up.
5 days, 11 hours ago on The 12 Best Written Moffat Characters
I loved the first half of that list, but to be honest it became very unoriginal at 6, when all the main companions and Doctors took over.
Oops. Voted for 5 by accident. I meant to go for 8!
5 is still great though!
1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #14: Moffat Series
Problem with a movie is it would have to be something absolutely amazing (as in so good that there are no words), or it will be considered rubbish and a waste of time and money, which I fear would happen. This could damage the reputation.
1 week, 1 day ago on Russell T Davies Interested in Writing A Doctor Who Movie
I think it's fair to say Listen has almost definitely won this. I think it is overrated personally, so I went for what was by far my favourite – Time Heist.
1 week, 1 day ago on Best of 2014 Awards #13: TV Story
The score was pretty awful this year. The only thing that stood out slightly was Last Christmas.
1 week, 6 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #9: Music
He is a hyperhero. Better than a superhero!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Is the Doctor a Superhero?
@Deus_Ex_Machina Ooh we could get Hans Zimmer involved!
3 weeks, 1 day ago on RTD: It’s Now Impossible For Doctor Who To Ever Be Axed
@ElyotWren @Julian_Prime73 Important question here is was he given no character or did Anderson not develop a character for Danny?
1 month ago on 7 Things I’d Like to See in Series 9
@Amy Pond wants a Shona return Problem here is a lot of these characters made a great one-off appearance (such as Blue), and I fear would be ruined by bringing them back. Same goes for the Vashta Nerada. I'd love to see them in another story, but it was so good in Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead, that doing something better would be difficult and I would hate to see them become easily defeated with a dull story.
@Bushboy Exactly this. I was literally thinking this 10 minutes ago. Last Christmas is a perfect example of how bad it was. The sound not synchronising with the logo appearing bugs me so much.
@NumberNine Thing is though, the vast majority of people won't complain much about things, but it is just a few who make a fuss and require this sort of thing to happen.
1 month, 1 week ago on Last Christmas Allegedly “Too scary” for Kids
I don't understand what criticisms he is talking about. I've not read any so far.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Moffat on Criticisms that Doctor Who Is Too Dark
@91 Queen of Evil The way I see it is that gender changes are maybe rare, but they can happen (say maybe an average of 1 in every 20 regenerations), as you said.
Maybe there was a specific way to do it, similar to the device used to alter the Doctor's (and the Master's) mind in series 3, but more physical during regeneration.
Who nose? Eh?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Moffat: Gender is Fluid on Gallifrey
@Please call me Gus Maybe that's why she phoned him to begin with?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Steven Moffat: An Era of Forgotten Things
@Mercy Reborn2 Personally I thought the music was the one bit I couldn't stand.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on New Last Christmas Clips in BBC Festive Showreel
@Baker Street Could be worse, like in 2012.. When it was about 5 o'clock.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Last Christmas BBC One Time Confirmed
6:15 is much earlier than all of the series 8, and earlier than Time, but nevertheless is much better than ~5 we got back in 2012.
@Antee991166 Yeah I have to say, the spin-offs aren't that good compared the real thing. Doctor Who is Doctor Who (nothing else is, in my view), and SJA was a very cheesy unrealistic show (for children, which I accept is inevitable but nevertheless...), while Torchwood almost seemed to be competing with Doctor Who in the end, and again it was unrealistic how earth-based they all were, and simply didn't tie in with Doctor Who in any way.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Frank Skinner Up for Doctor Who Return
@Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen I agree, in that I think that a character who has a one-off story which works really well can easily be ruined by bringing them back.
Some people may say that about River Song, some would say it about Jenny, Vastra, and Strax, etc. etc. Although I have no problems with these particular examples, the list can go on.
I completely agree, and could think of dozens of other reasons to criticise it. It was a complete let down and every single person I have spoken to who watched it feel the same way about it.
And thank you so much for doing this article too!
2 months ago on The Problems with Death in Heaven
@TheIdleIdol Can't say I'd agree too much. I think Mark Gatiss has had more than his fair share of chances and has never done anything spectacular. It's no good only producing good scripts when on form, they need to be good every time. In my personal opinion it is time to give somebody else that space.
I do think giving somebody new a chance to do something would be good, as you said at the end.
2 months ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond
Some of these would be fantastic! Forget Mark Gatiss and the like, lets have a series with some people who have shown to be able to do something really spectacular, and who have done a fantastic job with their one chance; and some people who we haven't done anything for years.
I am a bit sceptical about RTD returning though. He was a fantastic showrunner but I just get the feeling that with high expectations, he could end up disappointing. He had a fantastic send-off to his era 5 years ago (how time travels eh?!!!), and it would be better for Doctor Who to move on. Nevertheless, if he were to return I would welcome that.
@Timhogan And Captain Jack / Torchwood!
2 months ago on Tate: Donna Return Unlikely
@DocWhoFan The biggest one for me is why did Missy need Clara and the Doctor to travel together in the first place?
2 months, 1 week ago on A Hint on Jenna Coleman’s Future?
I agree with you. The biggest problem for me wasn't the gender, or the casting, but the fact it had absolutely no relevance to the character we saw in The End of Time, which I rewatched two days ago. I hope all this is cleared up in series 9.
2 months, 1 week ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@Handles Yeah, I thought (or hoped) that that was the end of that. I was a little disappointed to be honest.
2 months, 1 week ago on Moffat Can’t Confirm Jenna Coleman for Series 9
@ElyotWren @CrAzyLAdy12 I don't. Bear in mind some children of the age of 6 or 7 are brave enough to watch this, it's hardly fair if they do that.
2 months, 1 week ago on 2014 Christmas Special: Children in Need Clip
@Gallade Zero I think a single companion can get boring after a while, and it's good when they leave and aren't killed off, so they make a small pleasant return later.
I really hope she doesn't stay for any longer. She is a very average at best actress (I personally would say pretty bad), and her character just irritates me a lot. I think Doctor Who could do with somebody new and I'd love to see how 12 gets along with finding a new companion.
Oh, I ought to point out a few really great bits too I suppose!
We had episodes like Deep Breath, Listen, and Time Heist. We had a cool theme tune and title. Most important of all: PETER CAPALDI!
2 months, 1 week ago on BBC Declares Series 8 A Triumph
@Huknar Trouble is, if you can't notice very much music during the episode itself then it's a bit too late to appreciate it afterwards, if you see what I mean.
@TheOncomingFish In all honesty when it comes to ideas, I think they ought to let fans have inputs to the episodes. Silly as it seems, when you have Moffat asking people like Gattis to write and you end up with things which just aren't particularly great it is disappointing.
I'm pretty sure if I attempted one I could come up with something really great and original.
Series 8 had great potential to take the challenge to series 4 (my personal favourite), and it was fantastic.
However, I do feel that poor / a lack of incidental music by Murray Gold, inconsistent episodes (particularly at the start of the series), a poor conclusion to Death in Heaven, cringey awful acting from Jenna Coleman, along with a very unrealistic relationship with Pink, and a demeaning title sequence in Death in Heaven ruined it.
For me this series was still very very good, but it fell down to 4th place, behind series 4, 2, and 1.
Just to note, I've always thought Murray Gold is fantastic, but these past few months have proved me incorrect it seems. I hope he goes.
@TheOncomingHurricane @Master No More Once for the TARDIS itself, but looking at other core elements of the show, such as the titles, the logo, the theme tune, etc. are constantly changing all the time.
2 months, 1 week ago on Capaldi Hoping for New TARDIS
@DawnTime In my opinion it was the best one of the series!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Your Verdict on Dark Water & Episode Ranking
@md_ouellette Haha well ;)
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8: Meet the Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere
@foolmentaljoker That bugged me too, but maybe there was just a little gap where the doctor hesitated to see what the cybermen were doing.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal
Very very good, but the musical score let it down massively. It completely lacked.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water
10/10, and the best non-special since The Stolen Earth / Journey's End for me.
4 months, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist
@supermoff is your new lodger- I mean, caretaker. So many instances in the episode that I thought could fit in that had no apparent linking, such as with the woman who could transform hence the Doctor could see his face, and when he was trying to remember something at the end (clones and stuff), and the last 2 remaining of the species.
For me Blink is the best episode ever. I liked Listen but I felt that all the elements of the story were taken from other stories (although ironically mostly Moffat stories). Something hiding under your bed (The Girl in the Fireplace), something you cannot see hidden in the shadows (Silence in the Library), an unknown being banging at the door of a lone spaceship (Midnight), silence (all of series 5 and 6), something in the corner of your eye (primarily The Eleventh Hour). All this just sort of made it feel unoriginal. Also, I did not work out that that was a young Doctor in the bed at the end until I read about it.
4 months, 1 week ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen
@Scootersfood Sorry, the abzorbaloff.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes
Robot of Sherwood. I don't think it was any better than average, but it was certainly better than Night Terrors..
@Ivegotkidneys is in Sherwood forest 'Robots' would have suited it much more, aside from sounding better it is more relevant.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood
Nothing more than average tbh