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Definitely 'Flatline'. Sounds very intriguing. The finale is second on my list due to both the appearance of the Cybermen and the whole Heaven arc conclusion. The rest, just meh. Not particularly looking forward to any of the rest.
3 hours, 55 minutes ago on Poll: Your Most Anticipated Series 8 Story (Eps 7-12)
Two years already? Wow, time flies. Amy remains my third favourite companion. A brilliant character with a wonderful accent, even if she lacked the realism of having a proper family. As for Rory, there was a long time in which I couldn't stand him. However by now I've warmed to him post-'Cold Blood'. I'm so glad that Amy got a cameo in 'The Time Of The Doctor'. The Eleventh Doctor's era could not be complete without one final appearance from Amy Pond.
1 day, 7 hours ago on Remembering the Ponds – 2 Years On
@kudofan Pond Life.
1 day, 11 hours ago on Doctor Who Extra: The Caretaker
@Scootersfood @ahunter8056 I just got bored watching it. Few Doctor Who episodes can do that to me, but every time I try to watch 'Into The Dalek' I just get bored. The soldiers were badly written I feel. They're supposed to be the good guys, and we're supposed to care for the good guys, but when Ross died I just felt "okay, there's a character I didn't care about gone...and I still don't care". The soldiers added nothing of value to the episode, and may as well not have been there.
2 days, 4 hours ago on Rate & Discuss The Caretaker
It was a pretty good episode, I gave it 8/10. There is still yet to be anything that makes me think "wow!" so far this series. We've had consistently good episodes (with the exception of the painfully awful 'Into The Dalek'), but nothing outstanding so far. Personally I'm quite looking forward to 'Flatline' though.
2 days, 5 hours ago on Rate & Discuss The Caretaker
Ehh. This week's Extra episode was better, but still has major flaws that definitely need fixing. For a start, the viewers of Extra are not likely to be 5 years old. So why is the script written as though it's main viewership consists of those who have only just started school? We don't need moronic questions such as "if you had invisibility, what would you do?", or "what's Clara like as a teacher?". Leave those questions to a future Doctor Who themed CBBC show, if they ever make one again. At least this episode we actually got SOME technical explanations.
2 days, 5 hours ago on Doctor Who Extra: The Caretaker
Great, that's an episode to keep me awake at night.
4 days, 1 hour ago on Kill The Moon Clip
I went with 'Time Heist'. 'Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS' is a poor episode, so that was definitely out of the running. 'Curse Of The Black Spot' and 'Time Heist' were both decent episodes, but I feel that 'Time Heist' was just that little bit better.
5 days, 6 hours ago on Face-Off: The Thompson Episodes
@Polyphase Personally I very much doubt that the results would change. 'Blink' would most likely still come out the winner.
1 week ago on Your Verdict on Listen & Episode Ranking
@Battlion @Polyphase Well to be fair, all three of the characters were aware of it's presence, so The Doctor couldn't have been imagining it.
@Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon No, it's an opinion.
1 week, 1 day ago on Celebrating “The Highlander” and “The Bad Wolf”
Happy birthday to both Frazer and Billie! Although I've seen a fair few Second Doctor serials featuring Jamie, it's a shame that his first is missing. He's a great character and definitely one of the best companions of the Classic Era.
Rose however. Oh Rose. Until 'Deep Breath', she had remained my all time favourite companion for the past 9 years. Although now she's fallen to second place, she is still very beloved and I hold her in high esteem. One of the best and honest to real life characters. Intelligent, and independent, she was also highly relateable. Yes she had flaws, but you know what? That's one of the many things I like about her. She was a character that was honest to real life. No matter how much anybody would like to deny it, every single one of us is selfish or whiny at points throughout our lives. We're only human. We're definitely not perfect. And Rose captured that magnificently, along with her other strong, positive attributes. For her best performances, look no further than 'Rose', 'Fathers Day', 'The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit', 'Fear Her', 'Army Of Ghosts/Doomsday'.
Nice choices, although I'd have my number one scene as being the scene in which Psi and Saibre turn out to be alive.
1 week, 2 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Time Heist
I went with 7/10. A nice solid episode. I'm starting to get into the Capaldi era now.
1 week, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist
Looks great, can't wait for this!
1 week, 2 days ago on Next Time: The Caretaker
That was awful. I really hate the narrator. Whoever writes the scripts should be fired.
1 week, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Extra: Time Heist
@Mr_Arrogant @ahunter8056 I just don't like it when it comes to important plot points in Doctor Who.
1 week, 4 days ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen
I easily went for 'Blink' straight away. They're both very good episodes, but 'Blink' is just better. Plus it doesn't have any ambiguity in it's plot.
1 week, 5 days ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen
@TheOncomingHurricane @ahunter8056 Well in my personal opinion, it's simply too vague at the present time for me to have interest.
1 week, 6 days ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8
@ Notsosmartguy: Time Thievious Racoonus I too was thinking this.
1 week, 6 days ago on DWM: Things will never be the same again after Kill the Moon
'Time Heist' doesn't sound brilliant on paper, but the Next Time trailer for it looked pretty damn good. 'The Caretaker' however sounds very interesting. 'Kill The Moon' doesn't exactly scream "great episode" to me either. Likewise for 'Mummy On The Orient Express'. I cannot wait for 'Flatline' though.
Series 8 Ratings So Far:
'Deep Breath' - 8/10
'Into The Dalek' - 4/10
'Robot Of Sherwood' - 7/10
'Listen' - 8/10
1 week, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
So after finally rewatching this episode, I'll settle on a final score of 8/10. It was a really good episode. Definitely not perfect, and I feel that having there definitely being a monster would have helped, especially if there was a deadly reason for why they could never be seen (such as the mere sight of them turns you into one of them). However for what it was it was very good.
@supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... @ahunter8056 @ThomasFirth Well, I have to say that 'Time Heist' looks pretty good judging from the 'Next Time' trailer, with the exception of Keeley Hawes' character.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Your Verdict on Robot of Sherwood
@supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... @ThomasFirth In terms of where we are now I mean. Usually with 4 episodes in there has been at least one brilliant episode. The only two exceptions in my opinion are Series 3 and 4.
@supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... @ThomasFirth Personally I feel that Series 8 has been the weakest series since Series 4. I hope I'm not able to say that soon though.
A nice little article that I enjoyed reading. Thank you. Also, I never knew that they made Doctor Who Frubes! I'm disappointed that I never knew at the time now. :(
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter
@supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... @ahunter8056 I don't care about something that I can spend an entire day analysing. I want something entertaining, not contradictory and confusing.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
Yes, definitely. Unfortunately Moffat wasted the opportunity by not being able to make his mind up. He went from "yes there definitely was a monster" by showing something hiding underneath the bedsheets, to being all like "Nah, it was just The Doctor's imagination" at the end. He should have just gone in one direction and stuck to it instead of making a mess of an episode. The Doctor, Clara and Rupert were all aware of the monster's existence, so therefore it was clearly not The Doctor's imagination, but a real, physically present monster.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
@Doctor What @ahunter8056 Well to me, having it entirely unexplained and contradictory doesn't make any impact whatsoever. It could have been so much better if Moffat actually made his mind up.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
To clarify, I'm not saying that we needed to actually see the monster. I'm saying that it should have been acknowledged that a monster actually existed. You can't make it seem as though there is definitely a monster physically there (monster under the bedsheets, monster noises outside the door), and then at the end of it be like "Nope, turns out there was actually nothing there, The Doctor was just scared of his own imagination". They went too far in one direction, only to suddenly turn around and go in the completely opposite direction. Personally I think it would have been a much better episode if they confirmed that the monsters actually did exist, but gave an explanation for why they couldn't be seen, such as if you see them you die and become one of them. Watching this episode was like watching Paranormal Activity. In both cases I watched throughout expecting something to happen at any moment, only for nothing to happen at all.
@RieruM @ahunter8056 I don't really enjoy it. I find it quite a boring episode, and don't understand why it's so highly thought of.
It was good, but I still think I need another watch to make my mind up. It was confusing. If it was apparently all just The Doctor's imagination, then what was the thing under Rupert's bedsheets? What were the monster noises coming from behind the door at the end of the universe? Who opened the door? Just a lot of unanswered questions, which I'm getting sick of. I'm tired of ambiguity. I don't like ambiguity, if it's an important plot point. It wasn't needed in 'Deep Breath', and it certainly wasn't needed in 'Listen'.
There was the potential of having a great episode, but instead they obviously decided "lets do a really cheap episode", and didn't bother to show the monster. What's the point of having a monster if you're not going to bother showing it, or giving an explanation as to what it is?
To sum up it was good, but could have been a lot better if they bothered to spend some money and answer crucially important questions.
I just hope it's good. I've been quite disappointed with Series 8 so far, so I hope that it improves.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Listen Spoiler-Free Review
Not gonna lie, this sounds very intriguing. Can't wait! :)
2 weeks, 5 days ago on The Caretaker BBC Synopsis
I went with 'Victory Of The Daleks'. I don't know why, but I love that episode, despite it featuring those multicolour abominations. All the rest are good, with the exception of 'The Idiot's Lantern' and 'Night Terrors'.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes
@troughton who? @ahunter8056 Not everyone. I know I didn't.
3 weeks ago on Taking a ‘Journey’ Into the Future: The Next Companion
Well, I thought she was an awful character, as well as all the other supporting characters in 'Into The Dalek', so I definitely wouldn't want to see her return in any way, especially in such a vital role.
An absolutely brilliant article, one that I agree with every single point. I loved Clara in Series 7; she was my second favourite companion. However with 'Deep Breath', that all changed. She skyrocketed to the number one position, finally knocking Rose off the top spot after 9 years. Jenna Coleman has given some of the best acting I have ever had the pleasure of watching in these three episodes alone. I now absolutely love Clara, so much more so than ever. I really hope Clara doesn't leave at Christmas and stays at least for Series 9, and hopefully longer. An absolutely brilliant character.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Mission Impossible: Clara Oswald in Review – Part 1
Apparently I'm in the minority who thought 'Into The Dalek' was awful (it's strange that everyone I've spoken to personally shares my opinion, is my area limited to a single opinion? lol). At least some people are getting plenty of enjoyment out of it. :) Really surprised at the second poll though. Would have expected at least 80% for 'Dalek'.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Your Verdict on Into the Dalek
@Ottoman14 If you wouldn't bother using ratings 2, 3 & 4, then whats the point of having them there? You may as well rate it out of 7.
Finally. The first episode of Series 8 that I haven't been disappointed with in any way. Perhaps it's because I wasn't expecting much from this. It was a good episode. I'd score it 7/10. A solid episode. I was expecting it to be too silly for my liking, but fortunately not. Although the way the problem was resolved was weak and didn't make much sense. However with that aside, I found the bickering between The Doctor and Robin Hood to be funny.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood
A lot better than last week's extra.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Extra: Robot of Sherwood
Sounds very interesting. Can't wait! :D
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Robot of Sherwood – 12 Hints & Teasers
Without a doubt, 'Dalek'. Personally I feel that 'Into The Dalek' was one of the weakest episodes in Doctor Who history, whereas 'Dalek' was a brilliant episode and one of the highlights of Series 1.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Face-Off: Dalek vs Into the Dalek
All good until the end, where it got too silly. I'm all for fun, relaxed episodes every so often, but really? Then again, it's only a preview in which the scene cut off at the end, so there could be more to stop the silliness.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Clips
Never heard of him, or the rumour in question. Although I wouldn't be surprised if Moffat stepped down after Series 9.
4 weeks ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
@sontaran17 Although there is definitely more positivity about the new title sequence than negativity, not everyone likes the new title sequence. There is definitely some negativity.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Interview: Billy Hanshaw on Series 8’s Title Sequence
A nice little article. I'll admit, prior to 'Into The Dalek', I was not looking forward to Danny Pink. I felt he was just unnecessary, and was hoping he wouldn't become a companion. On initial broadcast, I was unimpressed with Danny Pink, seeing yet another recurring male character starting off as a complete loser. However after watching 'Into The Dalek' a couple more times, I'm beginning to like him. Of course we've seen him for a total of what? 5 minutes on-screen? I'm interested in seeing what happens when Danny Pink features in an episode, and this article more or less changed my opinion of him. Thank you.
1 month ago on A Study of Pink: Danny Speculation
Ugh. I was really looking forward to this episode, and even after having watched it 3 times, I am still very disappointed. It was an okay episode, but not one I can imagine myself ever willing watching again. I gave it 4/10
- I really didn't care whatsoever for any of the soldiers. I found them all boring and unnecessary.
- Murray Gold's score was all over the place during the scene in which the Daleks have boarded the Aristotle. It was all just wrong.
- The camera work was shaky at moments it didn't need to be for simple dialogue scenes. They could have at least used a tripod.
- The extermination effects in this episode weren't as good as they should have been.
- A Dalek turning on it's fellow Daleks was very interesting and made for interesting results.
- Yet again Jenna gives an incredible performance. I really hope Series 8 isn't her last Series, because she's been spectacular so far.
- Peter Capaldi giving another good performance, doing the best with what he's given.
1 month ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek