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@Planet of the Deaf I agree with this. It's not a problem for regular viewers, but for first-time viewers, the silly moments could lose their interest. Considering it's the first episode of a new series, there would be a considerable amount of first-time viewers, and therefore I think my point stands.
2 hours, 50 minutes ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: New Earth
I think this opener is equal with New Earth. They're both decent episodes, but nothing spectacular. Now for my scores:
This gives the episode a total score of 27/40 So far this leaves the Episode One ‘Leader-board’ looking like this:
2 hours, 52 minutes ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Smith & Jones
13 hours, 45 minutes ago on “Doctor Who Extra” Announced
Whoops, forgot to change the "This gives the episode a total score of ____" part. Where's the edit button got to?
1 day, 1 hour ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: New Earth
It's an okay episode. My biggest problem with it lies with the zombie people. It may sound silly, but I consider them to be too...gruesome looking. Watching this episode makes me feel replused by the sight of them. Not only that, but there is a logic gap concerning them. Considering they were infected with every disease in the universe, why would they want to infect and kill everyone they could get their hands on? They're not evil in any way. Okay, they are lonely after being kept locked up in a cell for an unknown amount of time, and so want to reach out and have contact with people, but surely they would not want to wish their fate on others? They could at least socialise with each other. Now it's time for my ratings:
This gives the episode a total score of 28.4/40.So far this leaves the Episode One ‘Leader-board’ looking like this:
Yes! Finally for once a guest star I've actually heard of other than Keeley Hawes. Not just that, but he was brilliant in 'The Thick Of It'. I can't wait to see him in Doctor Who.
1 day, 11 hours ago on Chris Addison to Guest in Series 8 Finale
@SephoraNeedSeries8 @ahunter8056 @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd Personally I think it was his love for Amy (well, more so jealously and paranoia as a result of love) that made Rory a loser in Series 5 up until his return in the Pandorica finale. After he returned from the dead, Rory seemed to have lost most of his jealously and paranoia towards The Doctor and he had become brave and heroic.
2 days ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Rose
Right, time to do my scores.
This gives the episode a total score of 35/40
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd I'd just like to add that I wish we had gotten more episodes with 'badass' Mickey in. The one that redeemed his character in my eyes was the one in which he left as a full-time companion.
2 days, 1 hour ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Rose
@TheNightmareChild sees into your soul! @Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd @supermoff @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey I don't understand it either. I'm probably too biased, but I think Rose/Ten was and still is the best TARDIS team. They had great chemistry together, and were just lovely to watch, and the best of friends (and more). Sure Rose got selfish at times, but she's only human after all. We've all got flaws. That's one of the many things I like about Rose, that she was written like a real person, rather than being too perfect.
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd Personally I disagree. Until 'The Age Of Steel', Mickey's character was a total loser. He was hiding emails from his girlfriend, would rather go down to the pub and drink than comfort his girlfriend who had just been in a potentially traumatising situation. Mickey's character was awesome in 'The Age Of Steel', 'Army Of Ghosts' and 'Doomsday, but before that, he was a total loser. A similar situation to Rory in Series 5 before the finale.
Ah cool, a nice little series to keep us going until Saturday. Personally I love 'Rose'. Not just because it was the first episode I ever watched of Doctor Who, but it's a very strong episode by itself. There are no flaws whatsoever with it. It's well acted, well written. The only negative is that the effects look dated by now, but in 2005 to an 8 year old they looked fantastic! If you're ever looking to get someone into Doctor Who, 'Rose' is the only episode you'll need. It's perfect in that regard.
@DoctarHoo No, it's an entirely continuous run. It's just split up in this poll.
2 days, 5 hours ago on Poll: Your Most Anticipated Series 8 Story (Eps 1-6)
@Matthewfupp @ahunter8056 @gameguy523 It's not just the lack of acting talent on the part of the guest stars, but they were poorly written. Their subplot was pointless and we had no reason to care, I feel. If we lost the Van Baleen brothers, it would be a decent story. However, the combination of the badly written characters, which were also acted badly ruins the story for me.
@gameguy523 But then again, didn't Steve Thompson write 'Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS'?
2 days, 6 hours ago on Poll: Your Most Anticipated Series 8 Story (Eps 1-6)
Into The Dalek for me. Purely from that one clip showing one of the wittiest lines in the history of....history. Plus it's a Dalek story that looks and sounds very interesting. However Deep Breath is second for me. Not just because it's the start, but it features a dinosaur in London! I wasn't interested in dinosaurs on a spaceship, but dinosaurs in London catches my interest. We also get to see Jenny, Vastra and Strax again.
Well, we'll just have to wait and see. Hopefully she stays on for at least Series 9, preferably longer.
2 days, 12 hours ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
@PeterGecko2 If it's a video then upload it to YouTube and email Doctor Who TV with it. I did and my trailer made it onto W&W. Image wise, I'd suggest uploading it to an image sharing site such as Photobucket, and then emailing Doctor Who TV with the link.
3 days, 1 hour ago on Weird and Wonderful
I don't believe this, but I really hope Jenna doesn't leave at Christmas, and stays on for at least Series 9. She only just joined properly last year.
4 days ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
@Oodkind @ahunter8056 Ah good, now I have hope for the BBC version. Only 7 days to go now. :)
4 days, 12 hours ago on The Series 8 Title Sequence
Well I am now looking forward to see the BBC version, but I still hope the clockwork element is toned down a lot, and there is the time vortex in it. To me, it's not a modern Doctor Who intro without the time vortex.
5 days, 1 hour ago on The Series 8 Title Sequence
@The_Eternal_Dalek @ahunter8056 Even so, I doubt Christopher Eccelston has a genuine love for the show, like Peter Capaldi and David Tennant do.
6 days, 4 hours ago on Capaldi Unclear on Series 9 Return
@DasManiac Also if it was struggling in the ratings, it would only be getting 2-4 million viewers, or less. At least 7 million viewers is great. According to a friend, Game Of Thrones gets around 7 million viewers per episode, and that's one of the biggest shows right now (not that I watch it, but I recognise that it's the recent trend, much like Breaking Bad).
@DasManiac Go check the ratings for 'Day' and 'Time' and then tell me it's struggling. Okay those were specials, but they were still Doctor Who episodes. Another thing you have to take into account is that technology is changing. The amount of people who watch programmes on broadcast is falling, and has been rapidly falling for the past few years. Now plenty of people watch on IPlayer, or download episodes online. With the option of being able to watch programmes at the individual's convenience, more and more people are taking that option rather than watching live on broadcast.
Of course he's going to stick around for Series 9. Unlike Christopher Eccelston, Peter Capaldi loves the show. He is a really good actor, so I doubt he has done a bad job. Doctor Who isn't exactly struggling in the ratings - quite the opposite. I see no possibility in which the result would be Peter Capaldi not being The Doctor in Series 9.
6 days, 5 hours ago on Capaldi Unclear on Series 9 Return
@SephoraNeedSeries8 @ahunter8056 Well I suppose so. But personally, I think that anyone would be crazy to choose a normal home life over travelling in a blue box through time and space.
6 days, 23 hours ago on Deep Breath: A Recipe for Success
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! theme tune*
1 week, 1 day ago on The Series 8 Title Sequence
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! By that logic, you'd have no problem with them coming up with a new theme. Just because it is different doesn't mean it is necessarily good.
A good article. Personally for me, I'd take elements from all series-opener episodes, apart from 'Partners In Crime'. To me, that episode has no standout elements worthy of being reused. Although I'd take more from 'Rose' rather than just the ending, although perhaps it doesn't need to set up a story arc, so perhaps cancel out 'The Impossible Astronaut' for this one.
1 week, 1 day ago on Deep Breath: A Recipe for Success
@SephoraNeedSeries8 You can't compare that situation to real life. Although The Doctor is at that moment not exactly a familiar person to Rose, he's not exactly a stranger. They had just saved the Earth together. If you had the choice of travelling through time and space, or living a mundane existence on Earth, would you really choose to stay at home? Amy did the same thing as Rose, so it doesn't really make sense how you criticise Rose for it and not Amy. If anything Amy is worse, as she ran away from marrying her boyfriend.
Patiently waiting for a HD version now. However, the trailer is pretty good.
1 week, 2 days ago on Deep Breath TV Trailer
Well I've now sent in a complaint, hopefully Lizo Mzimba and his researcher are able to get basic facts right next time, or else not bother reporting with factual inaccuracies.
1 week, 2 days ago on BBC News Series 8 Preview Featuring New Dalek Clips
Wow! That 'Average Faces Of The Doctor' was fascinating! VERITSERUMUK's Season 1 Series 8 style trailer was brilliant as well.
1 week, 3 days ago on Weird and Wonderful
I actually agree with the majority of the points raised. I just hope Episode 1 doesn't get spoiled for me prior to broadcast. Of course a couple of lines have been spoiled for me now, due to uploaders of fan trailers on YouTube using leaked footage and neglecting to mention that in the description. However, a couple of lines is nothing major, so I just hope that nothing major is spoiled.
1 week, 3 days ago on Deep Breath Screenings & Spoilers: Pros & Cons
@Tardis Stowaway @ahunter8056 Couldn't agree more.
1 week, 3 days ago on BBC News Series 8 Preview Featuring New Dalek Clips
While I don't think that a full special could work, I think a Doctor Who/Sherlock crossover would work brilliantly as a 5 minute Comic Relief special.
1 week, 4 days ago on Moffat Would Do ‘Wholock’
Although I'm going to wait for the real thing rather than watch the low-res recording, I will say this. I am really disappointed that the BBC decided to take inspiration from billydakiduk's intro. Don't get me wrong, it's well made. However, when I think of a Doctor Who intro, clockwork definitely does not come to mind. I understand that the clockwork represents the clockwork in a watch, which represents time, but when I think of Doctor Who intros, I think of the time vortex and space. Not clockwork. I really don't understand why this intro inspired the production team, while there are many perfectly brilliant fan intros on YouTube to chose over this. I just hope the clockwork element is kept to an absolute minimum in the actual intro.
1 week, 5 days ago on The Series 8 Title Sequence
Hah, what a joke! I'm sure Moffat is just teasing the fans, or potentially lying so as to not expose his plans, but they cannot kill of The Master. He's one of the 3 prime villains in Doctor Who. It would be like trying to kill off the Daleks or Cybermen. They're just too big a part of the show to disappear permanently.
1 week, 5 days ago on Moffat on Why the Master Won’t Be Back
Ooh, the dinosaur is in Episode 1. Can't wait!
1 week, 5 days ago on Deep Breath Synopsis
"The “blockbuster of the week” feel already seems to have gone." Thank god. I disliked that aspect. Hopefully it doesn't return.
1 week, 5 days ago on 12 Spoiler-Free Thoughts on Deep Breath
Of course he's going to be back for Series 9. Was there any question of it?
1 week, 5 days ago on Capaldi Signed Up For Doctor Who Series 9?
While I doubt that there will be a special, I think there will be some way of marking the occasion. Whether it be that the Ninth (haha!), Tenth, or Eleventh Doctor returns, or that a new series companion returns in Series 9, I think there will probably be a little something. It might not even be that big, but I would have thought there will be something.
1 week, 5 days ago on No 10th Anniversary Special For New Who?
"The younger end of what is essentially a kids show". Okay, that BBC News reporter is a complete idiot. Even if he may not have done the research, if he's British, then he should know that Doctor Who is not a kids show. Doctor Who is a family show. There is a massive difference.
Now, onto the positivity. That clip from Episode 2 was amazing! The Doctor's line carer line was absolutely hilarious, and full of wit. I can't wait for the new series to start!
1 week, 5 days ago on BBC News Series 8 Preview Featuring New Dalek Clips
@Me and Stuff I fully agree with everything you said and feel the same way.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Does Deep Breath Really Deserve a Theatrical Release?
@microbat98 Yes, obviously. But they don't need to make a payment to watch a specific programme, so in terms of whether or not it will cost to watch this episode, it's free. They won't be making any additional payments whether they watch this episode or not.
@microbat98 But it would be their choice to pay and go see. They still have the choice to watch it for free at home, or pay a small sum to see it at the cinema. Cinema tickets don't cost a fortune.
I really don't understand why anyone has a problem with it. Who cares if something "deserves" to be shown in the cinema? Who even decides what is 'worthy'? Why does it matter? The way I see it, going to see Doctor Who at the cinema is simply an upgrade from staying at home and watching it. There's a gigantic screen and a brilliant (and incredibly loud) sound system. I'm pretty sure most viewers don't have these facilities ready for them at their home.
I agree with most of the points in the 'For Clara' part, but disagreed with most of the points in the 'Against Clara' part. At times the 'Against Clara' part seemed more like a rant than a well thought out and structured argument.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Popular / Unpopular Opinion: Clara Oswald
A nice, well written article.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on The Future of Multi-Doctor Stories
I wouldn't find it at all surprising to see The Master return. He's had a good rest, and with the return of Gallifrey a possibility in this series (although I'd expect Gallifrey to return in Series 9), I'd expect to see him back too. However with that said, I'm not expecting The Master to return. I just think his return is a strong possibility.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Capaldi & Moffat on Axons, Cybermen and the Master