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@supermoff, defender of Series 7 I completely agree, but it does irritate me personally when you get comments like this:
5, 7, 8
It kind of defeats the whole point in having a poll.
6 days, 13 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2012 Part 2
This is definitely one of the weaker runs of new who. It wasn't bad, by any means other than Night Terrors, which was an absolute mare, but it was not exceptional really.
1 week, 3 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2011 Part 2
@supermoff I really didn't like this one. From what I saw it was just a load of shouting at the sky, thinking they wanted to take the pandorica, when actually they were just waiting for him to shut up so they could stick him in it.
1 week, 5 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2010 Part 3
@Ivegotkidneys Or, what if, just what if, we had 5 2-part episodes, and a 4-part episode? I think I would squee with excitement! Regardless of whether or not I get permission
1 week, 5 days ago on Missy Back in Two-Part Series 9 Opener
@Djornad It is highly unlikely they will be each an hour long. That was a rumour last year too, and it didn't happen.
There could be a series full of 2-part episodes though!
That said, apparently, according to what I've just read, they are an hour each.
@Mark McCullough Because the episode was about the Doctor trying to 'beat time', so to speak. He said that the laws of time are his, so he believes he can do what he wants.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2009-10 Specials
Definitely wasn't expecting that number 1! Well done, very good article. The only thing I really disagree with is Clara and Danny. I didn't think that they were that good together and it was very underdeveloped.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Top 10 Whoniverse Couples
The Library. Easily two of the best episodes ever. Absolutely astonishingly good, there aren't enough words.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2008 Part 2
I hadn't thought of the idea of her dying before, but that is perfectly possible. In Last Christmas, she was dreaming of getting to an old age, so maybe she knew that that won't happen.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on What was Clara going to say to Danny?
A very good run here
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2008 Part 1
@AlessandroArsuffi @JamesConnolly For me it's Night Terrors ;)
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) UK Ratings Accumulator
@The Watchful Guardian @TheMetalWhovian "Rather it's a case of 'All is fine. Look the data proves it. By all means examine the data and post interesting findings.'"
Original comment: "Stop arguing, moaning and being generally negative. These statistics prove that Doctor Who is still successful."
Did I miss something here?
Again another two parter which is simply a masterclass. Was absolutely brilliant. The other two episodes here weren't that great to be honest.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2007 Part 2
The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit are easily one of my favourite Doctor Who stories ever. So so good, I rewatched them twice in the last week.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2006 Part 2
@TheNightmareChild I rewatched that one today. It really was fantastic, the way he did that, and gave them what they wanted.
1 month ago on Top 12 Best Written Russell T Davies Characters
@Mikeyboss182 Aside from the sheer cringe-worthy nature of it, along with it demeaning itself further by even going to the extend of swapping their names in the titles, and adding Clara's face. It was terrible.
1 month ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Complete Results
Sorry, I am going to be brutally honest here, that was a very unimaginitive list.
@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms They would be brilliant, and Time Heist did indeed redeem Thompson, but that high standard must be maintained.
1 month ago on Moffat Confirms His Next Two Stories for Series 9
@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms And I wonder who the old ones will be. Mark Gatiss, I presume :(
@The Kragle Unless that is a two-part story too, and we aren't being told anything!
@divya12 I think he's referring to how experienced or recently the writers have written Doctor Who
@Rani Nose @The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @ilyootha And while he was talking to him, maybe he agreed to write an episode too?
@Who is the Doctor - member of CATS In all honesty I hope we don't get any. I'd love to just have nothing until we see the actual episode itself. That would be brilliant!
@paullied I can't say I've ever thought of that, but it would be pretty decent if done properly!
@Status: Stuck in the vortex By doing something new and original, rather than sticking ideas from past episodes together.
@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).
1 month ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 3)
@Classicalbeau That was the only 2014 episode I felt even had anything
Honestly I do not think that the musical score this year was good. It was practically non-existent a lot of the time.
@Ocean Geek I didn't like it. It just seemed like a much less visually impressive version of the current one.
1 month ago on Weird and Wonderful
@MrJimiTheFish I never know where the Fs come from, they just pop up.
1 month, 1 week 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 month, 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 month, 1 week 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 month, 1 week 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 month, 2 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #9: Music
He is a hyperhero. Better than a superhero!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Is the Doctor a Superhero?
@Deus_Ex_Machina Ooh we could get Hans Zimmer involved!
1 month, 3 weeks 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?
2 months 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.
2 months, 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.
2 months, 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?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat: Gender is Fluid on Gallifrey
@Please call me Gus Maybe that's why she phoned him to begin with?
2 months, 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.
2 months, 4 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.
3 months 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.
3 months 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!
3 months ago on The Problems with Death in Heaven