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Is there any competition? It's Delgado.
2 days, 5 hours ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)
@bringmeknitting @Rorschach's_Journal_of_Impossible_Things I don't really like it. Sorry. But I understand why it's popular =)
4 days, 3 hours ago on Finale Face-Off (Series 1-8)
Series 8 is easily the best finale. I would rank them (controversially)...
1) Dark Water/Death in Heaven
2) The Name of the Doctor
3) The Stolen Earth/Journey's End (yes I like it)
4) The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords
5) The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang
6) Army of Ghosts/Doomsday
7) The Wedding of River Song
8) Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways
4 days, 5 hours ago on Finale Face-Off (Series 1-8)
On the plus side, we could have a new and interesting companion(s) in a year's time.
On the down side, we'd lose Clara, which is a shame.
Either way I'll be fine =)
4 days, 6 hours ago on Moffat Can’t Confirm Jenna Coleman for Series 9
Top Moffat stories for me are-
2)Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead
4)The Day of the Doctor
5) The Impossible Astronaught/Day of the Moon
6) The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances
8)The Eleventh Hour
9)The Name of the Doctor
10) A Good Man Goes to War
4 days, 7 hours ago on Moffat’s Best Monsters, Tricks & Stories (So Far)
Sublime: Dark Water/Death in Heaven (12/10), Listen (10/10), Mummy on the Orient Express (9/10)
Great: Robot of Sherwood (8/10), Flatline (8/10), Time Heist (8/10), Deep Breath (8/10)
Good: The Caretaker(7/10), Kill the Moon (6/10), Into the Dalek (6/10)
Mediocre: In the Forest of the Night (3/10) So, pretty good for Twelve. Here's to Christmas!
5 days, 2 hours ago on Doctor Who TV Readers’ Final Series 8 Episode Ranking
Well I agree. Series 8 is a gigantic triumph.
5 days, 7 hours ago on BBC Declares Series 8 A Triumph
Excellent article. Until Dark Water this was the only finale I could give a 10 to. Re-watching it recently really makes me appreciate this story as a fantastic payoff to the series. This is still one of my favourites.
6 days, 6 hours ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 7
I stand by the fact that the first 20 minutes of this story are absolutely brilliant. It goes pear shaped though near the end though, with Moffat forgoing the character driven narrative and going for story instead. I still find this a good conclusion to Series 6 though. My finale rankings so far are- 1) Series 4
2) Series 3
3) Series 5
4) Series 6
5) Series 2
6) Series 1
1 week ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 6
I would love either a companion from the past (Victorian, medieval, Greek etc), an alien, or both. The only New Who companion who isn't from modern day Earth is Captain Jack, who is awesome. As cool as the New Who companions are, I miss people like Leela or Jamie or Romana. Alternatively, have K9 back. Just imagine Capaldi with him... =D
1 week, 2 days ago on Moffat Mulls Future Companion Not Being Another Earth Girl
There we go people, the show is fine. It won't get cancelled =)
1 week, 3 days ago on Moffat on Series 8 Ratings: There is no drop-off
Good reviews as always. It's sad that this two parter isn't popular with some people. Still, at least DWTV give legitimate reasons for their dislike rather than "Moffat sucks end of". I may disagree, but I respectfully disagree =)
1 week, 3 days ago on 2nd Opinion: Death in Heaven
Doctor: I wear a hoodie now, hoodies are cool.
1 week, 3 days ago on Christmas Special Preview at Children in Need 2014
In my humble, unimportant opinion, I don't like this story. At all. While Bad Wolf is a great set up, Parting of the Ways just ignores it and tells a nonsense story which can't decide on a tone or theme. There are so many insidious moments (the tow truck, a Dalek becoming "God" even though that goes against what the Daleks stand for) and the ending is a deus ex machina. It's a plot convience which comes out of nowhere with no set up or reason for it being there apart from RTD saying "Look, Rose is all powerful!". The only good moments are the Tardis hologram scene and the regeneration. I know I will become heavily unpopular for destroying the most beloved finale, but I'm just speaking my mind. That said though, this was still a great article.
1 week, 4 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 1
Death in Heaven is my absolute favourite Doctor Who finale. Everything about it worked and it is easily one of my favourite Who stories ever. A fantastic list as usual.
1 week, 5 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Death in Heaven
If we're doing Doctors, here's mine: 1) Eleventh 2) Fourth 3) Seventh 4) Third 5) Tenth. Hopefully Capaldi will find his place soon.
1 week, 5 days ago on Poll: Capaldi’s Doctor – Hit or Miss?
Without a doubt hit. The finale to Series 8 solidified him as THE Doctor, and while Matt is still my favourite, Capaldi is a worthy success. Every episode has either been brilliant (Death in Heaven, Listen, Mummy on the Orient Express) great (Robot of Sherwood, Flatline, Deep Breath) with only one miss for me (In the Forest of the Night). I cannot wait for Christmas and to see what the angry Scottish Doctor will do next.
Dreaming... The Mara? Please!!!!!!!!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on 2014 Christmas Special Plot Hints
The Daemons, Terror of the Autons, The Claws of Axos and The Mind of Evil are all great (I think all of Season 8 is superb. Yes, I like Colony in Space). Another great list, though I'm not big on the End of Time. My favourite Master stories are The Daemons, The Deadly Assassin and the Series 3 finale.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Ranking the Master Stories (Part 2)
@WillAtkinson1 End of Time?
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Ranking the Master Stories (Part 1)
The Master three parter is masterful (hehe) drama and is one of my personal favourites. I can understand the dislike for it, but I still enjoy it.
Vincent is third? O_O? I thought it would be either first or second. Though to be fair Mummy is awesome and Vincent isn't for everyone so I can understand.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Your Verdict on Forest & Episode Ranking
UNIT versus flying Cybermen, with the Master, Capldi, Seb and (hopefully) a script as well written as Dark Water! This is going to be great.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Death in Heaven TV Trailer
@Regenerated Catterson doesn't exist! That would be the biggest troll move Moffat will ever do. I wouldn't mind though.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on What Further Secrets do Missy & Seb Hide?
I love Seb! I'm sure most of his lines would have made Mary Whithouse have a field day! "We've got a burner in room 12!" As for who he is, I'm betting either another Time Lord or part of the Matrix interface.
I'm happy so far, just depends what the character will do next week. But for now it's yes.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal
A brilliant review. Am I the only one who wants Seb to be in his own spin-off? He's easily my favourite supporting character this series. Speaking of the episode itself, if Death in Heaven is this good then I might need to shuffle my top 5 Doctor Who stories.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Dark Water Review
Fifth comment here we go! This story is bound to be controversial, ESPECIALLY the death dialogue.
3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water
Oh oh oh, more random theories! Missy is a pre-Delgado Master who somehow knows of Capaldi's incarnation. It makes zero sense, but to be honest, my brain is still on the floor...
The comedy in this episode was so black, almost Python-esque.
@Jawsey I love all of that. It's like the John Hurt reveal; people forget about something once something like that happens.
So now we need a John Simm regeneration mini-sode! My mind has been blown!
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was so AAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! So many questions, so little time! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! That was brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@SonicTheHedgehogRules @Exalos My money's on Romana, an evil Clara or the Abzorbaloff.
3 weeks ago on Recapping the Mysterious Missy
If I were Moffat, I would gather the aforementioned three and add Robert Sherman (he's RTD era but Dalek was awesome) and Simon Nye to the mix. All of them need to write for Who again. Nothing against the others, but those are the five best one off writers of New Who.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Face-Off: New Writer Debuts
Richard Curtis is responsible for one of the greatest pieces of drama I've ever seen. Gaiman and Mathieson are both great, but neither can make me swell up inside like Vincent and the Doctor.
Now the exciting news would be ALL episodes being an hour long.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on BBC Confirms Hour Long Series 8 Finale
OK, random theory time: Missy is Romana. She's pretending to work for the Cybermen but will secretly stop them, with Seb, who is either Drax or a shapeshifted K9. 'Heaven' is her Tardis and she escapes Gallifrey before the Time War to try and save the universe like the Doctor. Random I know, but plausible I think.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Dark Water Advance Preview
So Missy could be anyone from the Master to the Abzorbaloff. Let's wait and see...
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Dark Water Advance Preview
The God Complex, Vincent and the Doctor, The Day of the Doctor, The Impossible Astronaut and The Doctor's Wife are my favourites. Eleven was simply the best.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on The Eleventh Doctor: Five Favourites
@Notsosmartguy Dreams of Paradise @The Lazy Cat Has Gone to Heaven... With Clara. @supermoff needs answers! NOW! @Rorschach's_Journal_of_Impossible_Things We need an Avengers/Doctor Who crossover! Get Joss Whedon on the phone! Make it happen Moffat!
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Next Time: Dark Water
Ooooh, hate to say it, but this was very mediocre. Not bad, just mediocre. The direction is outstanding but it lacked focus or story. The "save the trees" message was obvious and it just wasn't engaging. However, I do like the fact that the children behave realistically and Capaldi is great as usual. But after two weeks of brilliant characterization for the Doctor, the fact that he didn't do anything in this makes it fall apart. In my opinion, this is the only weak link in Series 8. Oh, and that scene where the Doctor wanted to stay was masterful and it was easily the best scene in the episode.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss In the Forest of the Night
Flying Cybermen? Well, my favourite Doctor Who villain just got a thousand times cooler.
Well, my brain has just exploded for the sheer awesomness of this trailer. Here's to Saturday!
A great article. My take on the matter is that people complain too much about young children on the show. For many, it will be their first acting job and of course they won't be able to eclipse the adults, as they've had years of acting experience. But their work on Doctor Who might start great careers. It's never really their fault if they ruin an episode, as like adults if they fall prey to bad writing and bad directing then of course they'll be annoying. But, if they're given great material, then of course they'll shine.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Won’t Somebody Think of the Children!?
I would love to see Gaiman tackle the Mara, seeing how his writing focuses on the surreal and dreams. I recently re watched NIS and I enjoy it to be honest, definitely not as good as other Series 7 episodes but its still fun.
1 month ago on Neil Gaiman on Hopes for Capaldi Episode
No need to worry people, this show ain't going anywhere!
1 month ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
They're both 10/10, but I enjoy Mummy more as it has the most Capaldi of any story so far.
1 month ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline
Oooooh, ghost story! Maybe the Doctor+new companion confront the ghost of Clara, or Doctor and Clara confront the ghost of Danny!
1 month, 1 week ago on Details on Episodes 9-12 of Series 8
Wow, that was terrifying...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Clip & Intro