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@Beasts_a_Snarling is in some... Dark Water..... You know, I completely agree - Steven Moffat has employed a writer who writes exclusively for children about children. That's not the point of the show! The original brief (way back in 1963) was to keep the dads watching after the football and grab the children before their show - not either or!!! Also, I hate this idea that Doctor Who has to be a fairy tale - why?! It's sci-fi - there should be logical and reasoned storylines behind the script - things that could actually happen! This episode represents everything that could ever go wrong in an episode of Doctor Who as far as I'm concerned. Oh well! As you say - the finale looks AWESOME!!!!
2 days, 3 hours ago on 2nd Opinion: In the Forest of the Night
WHERE DID THAT POEM COME FROM?????????!!!!!! I FEEL LIKE I'VE MISSED OUT ON SOME PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 days, 18 hours ago on Dark Water TV Trailer Breakdown
Wow. I'm not sure I could agree with you less!! This is like the 8th time this series that I've disagreed with you, sorry! I really liked the episode and was relieved to find that they DIDN'T go through the motions of treating this break-up like "the literal END of their friendship" because it wasn't! It clearly wasn't! It was an issue which was serious but which needed to be discussed when they weren't in such towering tempers. Frankly the fact that we don't see that discussion doesn't affect the flow of the episode, but rather allows Capaldi and Coleman to flex their acting muscles as they (very successfully) explain roughly what's happened in the weeks since Kill the Moon.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Review
@Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen I thought that! And the city actually looked a lot like Arcadia - don't you think?
I get the stuff with the Time of the Doctor now - thanks Moff! But I still can't see the Amy/Rory stuff - why can't he go to 10 years before they were sent back in time to in the TARDIS and wait a bit (10 years must be the blink of an eye for an ageless god). He could then live out the rest of their lives on Earth with them and then toddle off to his TARDIS once all the timey wimey stuff was over. WHY NOT???
7 months ago on Moffat Explains Doctor’s Timey Tomb
I. WANT. A. JOHN. HURT. SPINOFF!!!!! Why does no-one else?????? :'(
Paul McGann is great as the doctor, but he's got the audios - John doesn't... He's too epic to miss!!!
7 months, 3 weeks ago on McGann in the 11th Doctor’s TARDIS!
A story much less than the sum of its parts, but brought up fantastically by the generic idea for the new cybermen and by Matt Smith's fantastic performance. 9/10
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: Nightmare in Silver
@Petrolheaded Wholockian I think this is a nice way of seeing what people think of different writers - it doesn't necessarily have to be completely relevant to what's going on backstage in the Whoniverse
7 months, 3 weeks ago on The Speculator’s Guide to… The Next Showrunner
@VortexDan @flyingcatman7131 Seriously??? OK Clara was a plotpoint for series 7B - but not because she was a woman, but because she was a COMPANION!!!! Rory was pretty much just a plotpoint in series five, does that mean that he was the victim of sexist scripting? No! It means Moffat decided to write a companion that didn't just decide to travel with the Doctor for no reason, but instead to keep an eye on his feyoncé. Moffat likes to experiment with ideas and come out with new situations for Doctor Who. He's. Not. Sexist.
@geronimon Oh I wish!!!! His scripts for the audios are sooooooooooooooo good :D
@gingersnapgirl I second those motions ^^
@Moxx Oh yeah, sorry, missed the 'a'! I can see why you put MacRae where you did on the probability balance, I just personally quite like his stuff. Actually thinking about it, I'm a bit surprised you didn't mention Steven Thompson as well (not that I'd think he should be the next showrunner, but just that he seems like he's here to stay as far as writing goes :)
@RomanaOnCaprica What, so you thought "I really want the Doctor and Clara to fight Zombie versions of themselves"?
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS
@supermoff @DalekSupreme1Damn! Not a very good example was it then!!!! XD Oh well, the point still stands!!
4/10 - A terrible guest cast and a huge hype over an episode about the TARDIS and in which we would get to see loads of rooms despite the fact that there were almost no rooms shown and the storyline was not especially centred around the TARDIS, instead just takes place inside it!!!! WHY???? Just because an episode happens somewhere doesn't mean that it is about that place - was The Day Of The Doctor about that unnamed sand-planet that 9's (War) Doctor visited?
@robertcyberman Ummm... no this site is really there to stimulate speculation and bring new issues in fandom in front of fans - if you don't like it, go to google and type in 'News for Doctor Who' then you'll get ALL the news you want!
8 months ago on The Speculator’s Guide to… The Next Showrunner
I don't really understand why Toby Whithouse has only got 8/10 when he's the bookies' favourite... Also I personally would love to see MacRae as showrunner, regardless of experience - I don't remember Moffat having masses of experience when he joined the team, and now he's running the two most successful dramas on TV today! (Actually all he'd done was a teen drama series and two sitcoms)!
@gunslinger19 I disagree, I personally think that the roles should have been exchanged, because we haven't had a companion from the past since the begining of NuWho, and, if dealt with properly I think that it wouldn't get tiresome and make Doctor Who feel a little bit more realistic - like stopping questions such as "why is an immortal time travelling alien always picking up girls from 21st century Earth?" I would very much like to see an alien companion return to Doctor Who - something we haven't seen since Turlough left. I really don't think that a few centuries' difference will make a companion unrelatable - I mean their still human aren't they, and the main way that they need to be relatable is by having the Doctor explain things to them and by them discovering foreign worlds etc. - still very plausable.
8 months ago on What if… Clara had stayed Victorian?
@sontaran17 I've never quite understood people who think that think that Steven Moffat is a bad writer compared to RTD and then use the Statue of Liberty as an example of this! What about a giant CYBERKING stomping across Victorian London!!!! I mean what sort of a creature name is Cyberking anyway???? "So far the Cybermen have had a very cold and logical hierarchy: Cyberman, Cyber Leader, Cyber Controller. It is therefore time to introduce a piece of Cyber Artillery! What to call it? It's got to be unimaginative and untheatrical... I know! Cyber King!!!" WHAT???????
8 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Angels Take Manhattan
I REALLY want a really good Cyberman outing this series!! I really enjoyed Nightmare in Silver for its ideas and the way it adapted the cybermen, but I don't think that the Cybermen have been utilised well since Rise of the Cybermen/Age of Steel!! And before that, I hadn't seen an episode that utilised the Cybermen well since The Invasion. Actually, when I think about it, I have only been fully satisfied with two Cybermen apearences!! Get your acts together guys!!!
8 months ago on Speculating on Series 8’s “Big Bad”
A good build-up that all goes to waste when the story ends so abruptly - 6/10
8 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Power of Three
@Rani Nose @DalekSupreme1@NightmarishWell since the historicals continued all the way through Lambert's producership, I think it can be assumed that it wasn't.
8 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: A Town Called Mercy
@SonicTheHedgehogRules There are so many problems with Cold War it's quite difficult to name them concisely, but here goes! The story set out with the intention of being a classic base-under-seige episode, which is fine... if it's done well. The advantage of a base-under-seige plot-line is that there are not too many characters, so there is a lot of opportunity to give them all convincing backstories and motives. Cold War doesn't even try! The Captain is just characterised as vaguely moral and vaguely weak. His second in command is just a nasty idiot with no motive and the professor listens to western music whilst being on a Russian military submarine at the height of the Cold War - this would be great as a plot device (he's clearly very important to the USSR or he'd be dead, he would obviously be unpopular with the army, and he's clearly a strong person, to be able to live his life in this fashion) if it was actually utilised, which it wasn't! The Ice Warriors have also been made one of the most 3-dimentional monsters created in the history of the show by the Curse of Peladon, and yet in this story the warrior spends most of his time stomping around a submarine killing people for no reason while refering to some very vague rules of etiquet from his homeworld.
The other significant problem with the episode is the pace. It is quite a nice idea to dump the Doctor straight into the middle of a crisis and let him get on with it, but NOT in a base-under-seige plot because the space is so confined that the problem can't go away and allow for some real plot development until the creature is dead or has left. This means that the possible atmosphere inside the sub has been lost with the build-up to the creature's entrance.
While it is true that Gatiss only had 45 minutes to bring all those things together: if it's too difficult, don't do it!!!
@ivegotkidneys @DalekSupreme1@blawesomejeffActually yeah, I forgot he wrote 42! Yeah I don't get why people don't like that either.
@gunslinger19 I totally agree with everything you said!!
@Rani Nose @NightmarishOriginally Doctor Who was intended as an educative programme - I'd like to learn some more about American history - Doctor Who is the perfect medium for such a thing!!
@Baker Street @blawesomejefffor me it's
School Reunion - GREAT
Vampires of Venice - GOOD
The God Complex - AWESOME
A Town Called Mercy - AWESOME
The Unquiet Dead - GOOD
The Idiot's Lantern - BAD
The Victory of the Daleks - GREAT
Night Terrors - AWFUL
Cold War - THE PINNACLE OF PAINFULLY AWFUL
The Crimson Horror - GOOD
An Adventure in Time and Space - BEAUTIFUL
Frankly I don't think there's much comparison, specially as I don't really think that AAiTaS really counts as Doctor Who, but rather as something Gatiss is much more comfortable doing.
@ivegotkidneys @blawesomejeffNo - he literally CANNOT do monsters - his best story by far was the Hungry Earth and that was almost copy-and-past-ed from Doctor Who and the Silurians. Other than that, none of his episodes have had the depth or interest that we have come to expect from Doctor Who these days.
@shyx111 @DW_girl@blawesomejeffI agree, Gatiss does a really good job when he's writing about Earth and human beings - as soon as he gets into the science-fiction stuff, his scripts are wobbly at best. Whithouse can bring out a brilliant human subplot while managing the sci-fi perfectly.
Has anyone noticed that the Doctor is wearing a black shirt as opposed to the white we were shown in the costume pic? It's already adapting!!!
8 months ago on Series 8 Filming: A Night Out
Apparently Robert Goodman is an uncredited veteran of classic Who, so that should be fun!
8 months, 1 week ago on Series 8: Meet Danny Pink
@Doctor Capaldi I agree - I don't know where all these stories about Moffat being sexist came from but they really are stupid!!
8 months, 1 week ago on Is Steven Moffat a Feminist Writer?
@videogamemad00 @TardisBoyriiiiight... Personally, I agree with literally EVERYTHING the FallenNocturn says, so I literally cannot see where you are coming from - by the way, if you ARE going to make extreme comments about an episode, it behoves you to explain it - noone would have questioned a three out of ten...
8 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: The God Complex
@Jardi101 @FMOB11@DalekSupreme1:'( I feel soooo guilty!!!!
8 months, 2 weeks ago on 10 Most Heartbreaking New Who Moments
@FMOB11 Speaking of slightly unusual moments of sadness, the moment that made me get closest to crying in Doctor Who ever was actually the end of the Eighth Doctor Audios, To The Death. I won't spoil it for you, because you are ALL going to listen to them - AREN'T YOU?!!!!!
@Gluben @DalekSupreme1@Mr_FictionI agree, although the conclusion of the article does actually say that they feel sorry for Eccleston...?????
8 months, 2 weeks ago on What if… the 8th Doctor was the War Doctor?
@Mr_Fiction I disagree with literally EVERYTHING in this article - Christopher Eccleston definitely does not deserve anyone feeling sorry for him and Paul McGann has his own series in the form of the Big Finish audios - to turn him into the war doctor would have done no more than limit those - which is definitely not what we want. Personally, I hope that Dark Eyes is going to end up becoming the beginning of the Time War, up to the 8th Doctor's regeneration and then we can have a Big Finish for John Hurt too!!!