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4 hours, 43 minutes ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 1)
I completely agree with both of his opinions. Yes there should be a Jenny spin-off, and no there should not be a female Doctor.
1 day, 5 hours ago on Davison Wants To See Doctor’s Daughter Spin-Off
That was a brilliant W&W, one of the best. Full of absolute gems. The artwork is all stunning (apart from the John Hurt one, the beard and hair is too solidly white, if anyone gets what I mean. Already heard "Broadchurch Is Nothing Like Doctor Who" from when Tennant first did it, but I'm so glad that someone has done a video version. Not a film fan at all, so the 'Inception' trailer does nothing for me. Already seen the Series 8 Cinema Trailer, VG does absolutely stunningly brilliantly edited trailers, puts mine to shame. :P
The Series 9 fan trailer is great too, much better recreation than many that I have seen. However I don't see the point of the Recycled TARDIS Jukebox or really understand what it is.
At first I didn't like the remixed 12th Doctor's theme. However after a few listens, I've grown to like it.
Good job all!
2 days, 13 hours ago on Weird and Wonderful
I only agreed with one winner (best recurring actor). Most especially disagreed with "best female guest star". Couldn't stand Shona. Her character definitely didn't appeal to me even in the slightest. I don't understand why people loved her. She was flat-out embarrassing to watch, with her attempt at dancing, and just the way she delivers some of her lines. Not only that, but she has one of the worst accents in the world.
3 days, 3 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 1)
Oh come on! This is just mean! I'll just go for Peter Capaldi as The Doctor.
6 days, 23 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #15: Outstanding Debut
Series 5, definitely. Behind Series 2, it holds dual second place with Series 1 in my rankings of favourite series overall.
1 week, 1 day ago on Best of 2014 Awards #14: Moffat Series
Seriously?! What the hell was that? That drama category was a complete joke! The results must have been rigged for Downton Abbey to have won. What even is the appeal of that show? From what I gather, it just covers a bunch of posh old snobs living in the early 20th century. Sounds like complete and utter rubbish that only the elderly could stand to watch if you ask me. Doctor Who or Sherlock should have won. Obviously Doctor Who is my preference, but I would still have been pleased if Sherlock had won.
On a better note, at least David Tennant got special recognition. That video package did a brilliant job too.
1 week, 2 days ago on 2015 National Television Awards UPDATE
Dark Water/Death In Heaven. Dark Water is the one and only story I could rank 9/10, whereas previously the highest episode rating I could give for a Series Eight episode was 8/10.
1 week, 2 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #13: TV Story
Ooh, this is a difficult one. Four strong contenders, with 'Deep Breath', 'Robot Of Sherwood', 'Kill The Moon', & 'Death In Heaven'.
I think I'll be going with 'Death In Heaven'. So brilliant.
1 week, 3 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #12: Pre-Title Sequence
Easily Steven Moffat.
1 week, 4 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #11: Writer
Another film idea I just had would be starring David Bradley as the First Doctor, detailing his life on Gallifrey and subsequent escape. So many possibilities.
1 week, 5 days ago on Russell T Davies Interested in Writing A Doctor Who Movie
Yes definitely, yes. Perhaps a film focusing on The Time War, featuring the War Doctor? Or perhaps a film detailing more events leading up to the Time War, featuring the Eighth Doctor? There are so many potential ideas that it baffles me that they haven't tried to make a full blown film yet.
Although I don't understand why some people in the comments think that if there was a film made, it would detract from the TV show. Why on earth would a film even affect the TV show? If anything it would enhance it. Obviously if there was a Doctor Who film made, it would be a production entirely separate from the production surrounding the TV show. RTD isn't suggesting to move Doctor Who being a television show to being a film franchise. He's suggesting to make a film alongside the TV show.
@supermoff @The Lazy Cat is in a Hugging Mood Although I don't want Clara to die, I would actually be satisfied with that ending. Sounds like a truly heartbreaking and memorable scene, perfect for Clara's exit. Kudos, you win 1000 internet cookies, and my eternal uber respect! :)
2 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #9: Music
@The Whoniversal Man To be honest, I don't think we'll be waiting that long. I think the reason that we haven't heard any news on this yet is that they might be adding scores from 'Last Christmas'. At least, I hope that's the reason. I for one am eagerly awaiting the Series 8 soundtrack, and hope we aren't waiting that long for it's release.
Oh, most definitely, unequivocally 'Death In Heaven'. For a start we have the absolutely thrilling, wonderful score during The Doctor's 'fkying to the TARDIS' scene. And then, we have the graveyard scene, which contains the greatest score in the whole of Series 8. Although The Twelfth Doctor's theme was already good, the version presented during the graveyard scene is entirely epic. Spectacular music accompanying the army of the dead saving the land of the living. The score, I think is the main reason for why the scene is so memorable and wonderful.
After two entirely epic, brilliant scores, the wonderful version of Clara's theme plays ('Beginning Of The End'), that also played to great effect in 'Deep Breath'. Clara's theme is a delight, as well as any variations, and this is no exception.
So yes, I think it's safe to say that I think 'Death In Heaven' had a brilliant score and is definitely my winner. :)
Well 'Into The Dalek' is definitely straight out, due to it's bad effects when the Dalek first starts firing. The extermination laser doesn't look convincing at all. The space visual effects are brilliant, but the Dalek firing visual effects are disappointing for no good reason.
I think I'll just go with 'Deep Breath'. Brilliant work with the dinosaur and Half-Face Man.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #8: Visual Effects
The Skovox Blitzer for me.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #7: New Monster
I'm not interested in audio plays, but I'd love to see a TV return.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Barrowman Reveals New Torchwood Plans
@DWTV is No Thrills DWTV To be fair though, I wouldn't consider that proof. What is likely is that somebody saw Old Clara, possibly seeing her on way to filming somehow, or perhaps through being told by somebody present during filming, who then blabbed to whichever newspaper printed the article first. When they thought Clara might stay on, they wrote about the most likely ending - Clara and The Doctor returning to the TARDIS, hand in hand".
Merely a case of a tiny fraction of the truth and 99% guesswork.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Is Clara Really in All of Series 9?
As badly underused as they were, I'm going to have to go for the Cybermen. The Clockwork Droids were too different for me to consider them the same villain from 2006, they felt more like a whole new villain. I disliked 'Into The Dalek', so I couldn't vote for the Daleks, bearing in mind my bias. So all that is left is the Cybermen. As badly used as they were in 'Death In Heaven', their reveal in 'Dark Water' was a truly amazing moment, and then there they were, marching down the corridor, ready to invade planet Earth. Cybermen it is then.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #6: Returning Monster
@The_War_Braden I for one didn't guess Missy being The Master. Until it was revealed otherwise, I firmly believed and was waiting for the moment of Missy being revealed to be The Rani. I was so shocked and utterly excited when the real identity was revealed.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on New Who’s Best Cliffhangers (Part 2)
A well-written conclusion to an entertaining and enjoyable article. Again, this list differed from my opinion. Personally I wouldn't have 'Day Of The Moon' or 'The Almost People''s cliffhangers in the top 10. Top 20, maybe. However, in my list, I definitely still have 'Bad Wolf''s cliffhanger as the all-time number one cliffhanger in Doctor Who history. Usually cliffhangers are set up to ask the question "How can The Doctor possibly escape this situation?". However for this cliffhanger, the question was "How can the Daleks possibly stop The Doctor?". It was an insane role reversal that worked brilliantly, with the Ninth Doctor utterly determined on rescuing Rose Tyler and looking more dangerous than ever. I absolutely love it.
I was surprised with the number one choice though. Personally I might struggle to place 'Utopia''s cliffhanger in the top 10. I didn't think it was even that highly regarded as the comments suggest.
'Doomsday''s cliffhanger would most certainly be in my top 5, perhaps choice number 2 or 3.
I didn't agree with all of the cliffhanger placings (Rise Of The Cybermen would be in my top 5, as would Turn Left, and possibly The Empty Child'), but I thought this was a nice list with all but one beingdeserving of being on this list (personally I don't think much to the LIbrary two parter, I think the cliffhanger is just as mediocre as the two parter itself, but I'm biased :P).
However with my difference in opinion aside, it was a good, well-written article, a brilliant idea, and I eagerly await the next part. :)
2 weeks, 6 days ago on New Who’s Best Cliffhangers (Part 1)
Very, incredibly easily Half-Face Man. Utterly chilling and wonderfully performed.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #5: Best Villain
@AlessandroArsuffi @ahunter8056 But before 'The Name Of The Doctor', no list anywhere included John Hurt as The Doctor. Obviously it's a different situation, but I feel the same way. If this Macqueen person appears on TV as The Master, then great. But in my view, until he appears on TV, he doesn't count in my list of Masters.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Why A Multi-Master Story Needs to Happen
@AlessandroArsuffi @ahunter8056 And when did I say that it was anyone's problem but my own? Nowhere whatsoever did I state that, and how you took that away from my comment baffles me.
@LGwalchmai95 Personally I thought that was one of her worst delivered lines.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Best of 2014 Awards #4: Female Guest Actor
With Faye Marsay being the absolute worst, apart from perhaps Harley Bird.
I'm gonna give this easily to Abigail Eames (Maebh). I'll be honest, the guest females weren't very good this year, I felt.
I'd never thought of that. Good idea! I was only thinking of the Jacobi Master travelling there himself rather than being picked up, silly me. :P
I'm sorry, but like it or not, the amount of Doctor Who viewers that also listen to Big Finish are very much a minority. There is no point in dividing up Doctor Who fans either, no matter whether it be Classic Who or New Who they watch, they're still watching the same television programme.
Anything that is audio only is not at all my thing. I've downloaded the free Big Finish audios, but never bothered to listen to them. Now, if someone were to animate Big Finish stories, similar to the Classic Who lost story animations, then I'd happily watch them. Audio only, no thanks. Not enough to hold my attention.
Why would Derek Jacobi and John Simm have to be cut out? Why are they less valid than others?
I agree, but only if it's just John Simm and Michelle Gomez. Obviously there is no way it could be Derek Jacobi, considering that he only spent a couple of minutes actually as The Master, and we saw that the only thing he did in that incarnation of The Master was shoot Chan'tho and then stumble in the TARDIS to regenerate.
Eric Roberts was definitely the worst Master, and I never want him to set foot anywhere near Doctor Who ever again.
As for Alex Macqueen, I'd never heard of him before reading this article, and I don't think he should appear on TV as The Master. Out of all Doctor Who viewers, only a handful bother to listen to Big Finish. I would not count him as The Master. I for one only care about the TV show.
I'm not sure if Geoffrey Beevers would go through having all that makeup applied every morning at his age (he must be getting on a bit now), so he may not be a viable option.
Therefore a huge yes if it involves John Simm (my personal favourite) and Michelle Gomez. If not, then I wouldn't really be interested.
Ooh, another tough one. Possibilities:
I think I'll vote for Jonathan Bailey.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #3: Male Guest Actor
Oh, these are all evil. All of these guest stars were good. And Jenny, Vastra, Strax, Kate and Osgood can't be called recurring characters for Series 8, considering they only had one adventure each in Series 8. Therefore I'm going to have to vote for either Missy, Danny, Seb or Courtney. I dislike Courtney, thought Seb was underused, so it's down to either Missy or Danny. I think I'll go with Danny.
My final choice of Danny is really a surprise even to myself, considering I very much disliked him when he started on 'Into The Dalek'.
Ah, Dan Starkey actually would have been an option, due to two roles in 2014. Oh well, I think I'd still have gone with Samuel Anderson.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Best of 2014 #2: Recurring Actor
@Typo42 "Magic Carrots" @ahunter8056 Personally I only care for what's on-screen. I have no interest in audio stories. I went with Benedict Cumberbatch.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Doctor Who Battles Sherlock in National Television Awards
This is a complete joke. Neither Peter Capaldi nor Jenna Coleman made it to the shortlist? Do people not know brilliant acting when they see it? Jenna Coleman gave the best acting I have ever seen an actor give. And who the hell are Sarah Lancashire and Sheridan Smith? After the wise voting of last year, I can't believe it's all gone in the next year, because we all know Sherlock is going to win over Doctor Who. Perhaps Series 8 of Doctor Who wasn't as well-received as the BBC like to claim. Who knows? There certainly must be a reason why the population of Britain voted no-names over the likes of Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman.
@Polyphase @ahunter8056 The Tenth Doctor being far from everybody's ideal Doctor? I am not suggesting that he was loved by every fan, but there is a reason he regularly tops polls for favourite Doctor. It my belief that David Tennant and Tom Baker hold equal footing for the number one position on most popular Doctor. You can't deny that David Tennant was an immensely popular Doctor.
No no, you completely misunderstood my point on the Ninth Doctor. I wasn't saying that the Ninth Doctor was one of the worst Doctors. I was saying that in The Doctor's mind, the Christopher Eccelston incarnation was probably one of his least favourite. The Ninth Doctor was full of anger and revenge after the horrors of the Time War. Obviously the thought that he had wiped out the Time Lords and the Daleks got to him, and I suspect he didn't have as much fun as he did in most of his other incarnations. That is the point I was making. That the Tenth Doctor viewed his regeneration from the Ninth Doctor as a massive improvement.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Why I Hate the Tenth Doctor’s Regeneration
Although this article was well-written, I will never ever understand why some people hate the outlook of regeneration presented in 'The End Of Time', as well as the final line.
Ten's point of "some new man goes sauntering away, and I'm dead" is used as a metaphor, not literally. His point is entirely valid. He isn't talking about The Doctor being dead, he's talking about that current incarnation of him being dead, which is true.
The only problem I have with Ten's regeneration is his abusive lines towards Wilf. I accept that he's angry, having previously believed to have cheated death, only to find that he's going to have to use up his final chance regeneration (okay it may not have been like that at the time, but now I feel that it can be used). I'm okay with The Doctor throwing a temper tantrum, because no matter what age you are, that's just how people react when angry. However I very much dislike the line "You're not even remotely important". I don't believe that even an angry Doctor would say something like that.
I don't see how the outlook presented in 'The End Of Time' contradicts what the Tenth Doctor says in the 2005 Children In Need special or 'The Christmas Invasion'. Let's face it, the Ninth Doctor was probably one of The Doctor's least favourite incarnations, full of anger and revenge after the horrors of the Time War. However the Tenth Doctor was able to move somewhat away from that (obviously not entirely, but it was much less fresh than it was for the Ninth Doctor). The Tenth Doctor also had a brilliant personality. Obviously when faced with the possibility of regeneration, there must be some element of fear of the unknown for The Doctor. He could turn into anything. He could possibility regenerate into a man with a horrid personality. Obviously it beats death, but there still must be at least some fear of the unknown for The Doctor.
I don't understand whatsoever why there are some people who dislike the idea of a farewell tour. The Tenth Doctor wished to visit his past companions, for them to see him as they know and recognise him one last time. Why don't some people like it? Just because it hadn't been done before? Not everything has to follow previous standards. For all he knew, The Doctor could regenerate into a big blue blob. Rather than a straightforward visiting a past companion, he'd have to go and speak to them and try to convince them that he was The Doctor if he wished to do so after regenerating, and they may not even believe him. Much easier to take the chance while he still had it left.
If there is one thing I will never ever understand, it's why there are some people out there who hate the line "I don't want to go". Personally I find it an incredibly emotional line, and I love it. The Tenth Doctor was generally a great person, with a great personality, and good looks. With all the fun he had in that particular incarnation, why would he want to go? Why would he want to have his personality and body changed, possibly for worse? The fear of the unknown is a strong fear, and I'm sure the Tenth Doctor felt it after getting so lucky from his last change. The Tenth Doctor not wanting to regenerate and wanting to stay the same, although he had to change, is an entirely valid point of view. It was also a mirror for the majority of fans, who didn't want the Tenth Doctor to go either.
In conclusion, I just feel the person who wrote this article is analysing this far too much and taking the lines far too literally, as opposed to their metaphorical meaning.
@supermoff It isn't evil to me, easy win for Moffat in my opinion.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #1: Lead Actor
@Master No More But this poll is entirely down to acting, isn't it? The wording certainly makes it seem so.
Without a doubt, easily Jenna Coleman. Yes Peter Capaldi is a great actor and did some brilliant acting, but Jenna Coleman gave the absolute best acting I have ever seen. Peter Capaldi was brilliant, but Jenna Coleman was absolutely phenomenal!
Personally I would have had Clara's development as number one. However I also agree with the other choices.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on The 5 Greatest Strengths of Series 8 (Part 1)
Certainly a.....creative theory. But also crazy. Sorry.
4 weeks ago on The Impossible Girl: An Impossible Theory
@The Watchful Guardian Well from what I've read, it seems there are far more Clara lovers than Clara haters since Series 8.
4 weeks ago on Doctor Who in 2015: Where to Now?
@Mikeyboss182 @Notsosmartguy Personally I thought it would have been a horrible exit. Who would want to see a loved character wither and die?
A few thoughts from the only section I didn't enjoy, The Magician's Apprentice:
1) The Mirror were certainly wrong. And from what Jenna Coleman has said, it doesn't sound as thought she was ever uncertain about staying on.
2) I don't understand why so many people are convinced that Shona is the next companion. For a start, why does there need to be a new companion? She was just a one-off character for the episode, nothing more (hopefully, fingers crossed).
3) Shona "has the moves"? I'm sorry, but that was the worst "dancing" I have ever seen in my life. Even the Eleventh Doctor could dance better.
Since I sound really negative at this point, I'll say that I really enjoyed the Doctor & Clara, Twelve Developing and All of Time And Space sections. Thank you. :)
@Huknar @YaelMoise While that's true from August onwards, the first 7 months of the year deprived us of Doctor Who entirely. I'd hope that's fixed for 2015, but I doubt it. :(
1 month ago on 7 Things I’d Like to See in Series 9
I agree with most of this, apart from a new companion, unless it's Danny Pink, Psi, or a whole new character entirely, or a character I liked from before Series 8. Definitely not Shona. I would really hate it if she returned at all. Horrid character.
On Point 6, it really does seem to be the perfect time to bring back Gallifrey. Around 2 years will have passed by the Series 9 finale of 'The Day Of The Doctor', so it hasn't happened straight away. It'll have been 10 years since we learnt of the Time War, so it seems fitting that it comes round in full circle.
Another thing I'd love to see in Series 9 that was briefly mentioned in this article is something that I believe could work brilliantly. A two parter, in which a Sontaran Battle Fleet invade Earth, and Strax being forced to choose between returning to the Sontarans or staying to fight alongside The Doctor. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Strax and find him hilarious in every scene, but I believe that having an episode allowing him to show his serious side with a gigantic moral dilemma would add enormous depth to the character, and has the potential to be one of the greatest Doctor Who episodes yet (and also redeeming the Sontarans from the mediocre Series 4 two-parter).
Ooh, this is a tough one. I'll go 'The Time Of The Doctor'.
1 month ago on Festive Face-Off: The Time of the Doctor vs A Christmas Carol
'A Christmas Carol' wins it for me. 'Last Christmas' was 8/10, but 'A Christmas Carol' was 9/10.
1 month ago on Festive Face-Off: Last Christmas vs A Christmas Carol