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@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @gwylock1 similar as in, many of the exact same notes and time signature, you mean??????
4 days, 3 hours ago on The Importance of Doctor Who’s Theme Tunes
@sabalomglitz @gwylock1 Neither am I, but it was brought to my attention by a friend of mine who is.
Is no one going to even mention that "I am the Doctor"/"Majestic Tale of a Madman in a Box" are both basically ripoffs of the main theme from Mass Effect 2?
4 days, 6 hours ago on The Importance of Doctor Who’s Theme Tunes
@Ohmygiddyaunt Whoomp- someone finally said it.
4 days, 10 hours ago on Are Longer Stories Better? Five Classics
@The 4th Doctor David Arnold did not do the theme for the series. The only version David Arnold has done is an arrangement for the Big Finish audio stories. You seem to be a bit confused, my friend ;)
5 days, 21 hours ago on The Importance of Doctor Who’s Theme Tunes
@TheTardisIsCrashingAgain I assume you're referring to the arrangement David Arnold did for the main range stories? Because in that case I definitely agree! Not as keen on the EDA Season 2 or Mary Shelley Stories themes tbh.
I personally love the theme tune (as evidenced by the irrational number of versions I've done). however, I'm not as big a fan of Murray Gold's work. It was decent in series 1, but his music has been going downhill since then. I think it's about time we had a new composer take over.
I've always been a massive supporter of longer stories, because in most cases a longer story means a more involved, multi-layered plot, with plenty of twists and turns. That's one reason I'm not as INTO New Who as the classics. It's just less engaging and less complex. Gone are quiet character moments that make the people seem more real, and gone are the complicated webs of deceit and sustained tension. Even great stories like "The Sontaran Experiment" and "The God Complex" would have been far better in my eyes had they been expanded, as both had a great deal of wasted potential, and both had more or less the same overall runtime.
6 days ago on Are Longer Stories Better? Five Classics
BADABOOMBA! That's got both hearts going at full speed!
1 week, 3 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer
Hello DWTV, A While back i sent in an article with a theory of mine regarding Classic Who being set in a parallel universe to New Who; I never got any word back, did my email make it to you?
1 week, 4 days ago on Write for Doctor Who TV
*cough* what you want is the classic series and Big Finish audio stories.
1 week, 4 days ago on Where Doctor Who Could Improve and How
@PaulMorris1 @gwylock1 @PaulMorris7777 It is however stated that Regeneration is part of the symbiotic nuclei which Rassilon gave the Time Lords. And also, night of the Doctor confirmed at least the 8th Doctor adventures as canon, so Zagreus is canon, and I personally consider Most of the audios as canon. And IMO Zagreus was good, if not the best of Big Finish
2 weeks, 2 days ago on An Earthly Gallifrey
@PaulMorris7777 @gwylock1 According to Rassilon's entry in the TARDIS Wiki, it does have to do with regeneration, though the wording is vague, so it could easily be saying that the imprimatur was another modification Rassilon made, not necessarily the source of regeneration. The point is that it is stated that Rassilon gave them regeneration, so I'm getting quite tired of arguing with you ;) Go listen to Zagreus or Trial of the Valeyard of you want definitive proof, mate!
@PaulMorris7777 @gwylock1 I have watched the Five Doctors, many times! And he is said, in that story to be in a state of "perpetual bodily regeneration" He is actually mentioned several times during the classic era, including The Deadly Assassin, State of Decay, and The Invasion of Time. It's implied in the Five Doctors that he was involved in the creation of regeneration, though admittedly not absolutely explicitly stated until the Audio stories Zagreus and Trial of the Valeyard, it is stated more clearly in the Five Doctors novelisation. However, it IS canonically stated that he was the creator of what is known as the Rassilon Imprimatur, which allows the Time Lords to regenerate and telepathically commune with their TARDISes, so your argument is really pointless :)
2 weeks, 3 days ago on An Earthly Gallifrey
@PaulMorris7777 @gwylock1 Aside from the various times it was explicitly stated in the classic series, and also in various novels and audios of the extended universe.
He's not a good man in the traditional sense. i mean, when we first saw him, what did he do? In the very first serial, he kidnapped two teachers, and then almost killed a caveman in cold blood with a rock. He did learn to be a hero in a way, but he's never been a "good man". he's a character who tries to do the right thing, but in doing so, does so much damage. he's been guilty of so many crimes - theft, murder, breaking and entering, several counts of genocide, etc. He's a good character. His intentions are good. But he is not a good man by most human standards. They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. And all the best villains believe they're doing what is right. The Doctor is a character who dances the fine line between villain and hero, but through fighting for those who can't fight for themselves, he manages to stay on the right side most of the time. He's not even truly a hero, he's an imperfect character who tries to do the right thing, but doesn't always succeed.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Is the Doctor a Good Man?
Regeneration was a genetic modification made by Rassilon to his people. Just saying.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on An Earthly Gallifrey
When I first heard about this scene getting top spot I about shot through the roof. I honestly dislike this scene, as a matter of fact! The only good aspect i saw in it was that Rose was finally going (though even that was ruined eventually) It was "emotional" but also really pathetic, IMHO. I'm not saying you're wrong if you like it, just if you think it's honestly, out of ALL SCIENCE FICTION, the BEST SCENE EVARRRRRR. Because I think most of us can agree it's not even the best scene in Doctor Who, let alone any other films, tv shows, etc.!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Why the Doomsday Farewell is Not the Greatest
@AndersAnzSeierup @gwylock1 That too, I was just mentioning the first one I remembered off the top of my head, don't even need to take my dvd collection out :P
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Moffat: Who says the Doctor is NOT human?
@Beasts_a_Snarling Please tell me you're joking.
@Ausir Well for one thing, it's the wrong size, for another thing it's in the wrong part of the universe, and also that would make no sense as Gallifrey existed before Earth did.
Definitively? Pyramids of Mars! Direct quote: "I am a time Lord! ... I'm not a human being, i walk in eternity!" Implied? Everywhere "two hearts" is mentioned. Deadly Assassin, Mark of the Rani, and several others spring to mind immediately. Seriously, he had better be joking, or else I honestly worr about his capability to run this show!
@Oodkind Thank you, glad you liked the music! :D Took me ages to get it right :P
1 month ago on Weird and Wonderful
@DWTV I've sent in an article, wondering if you got it?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Write for Doctor Who TV
@MaraBackman This is one of my issues with the fandom as it currently is. I'm not one to put down the opinions of others, but it's not easy to remain respectful when being verbally attacked for disagreeing.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Dear Whovians…
The first episode i ever saw Was Inferno. Then I watched Day of the Daleks, and that's the one that really got me hooked.
1 month ago on You will become like us! The Best ‘Converter’ Episodes
I just love how NONE of these are classic serials. I just can't take this list seriously, sorry.
@supermoff @gwylock1 Thank you! :)
1 month, 1 week ago on Weird and Wonderful
YES! My Game of Wholock theme made it on here! :D :D :D
Battlefield is one of those stories which I both love and find troublesome. The monster is okay, if mostly useless, the enemies are interesting, if nonsensical; the storyline is engaging and exciting, if a bit disorganized; The Brig is back, and totally epic as always.... well, no fault there! McCoy is at his best, there are some truly wonderful moments, and there are shaky bits as well. The music is one of Keff's better scores, but still not up to the standard of other composers who worked on the series. I'm conflicted.
1 month, 1 week ago on On First View: Battlefield
Not that I'm saying things were much better during RTD's run, the series has been a shambles since 2006 tbh.
2 months, 1 week ago on Moffat: Day Was My Most Difficult Script Ever
@ahunter8056 *cough* opinions *cough* Personally, though I'm nor great fan of Jamie Robertson's work at times, I prefer every bit of it to either "I am the Doctor" or "Madman in a Box"!
1 month, 4 weeks ago on The Day of the Doctor vs The Light at the End
I will always consider Light at the End the better story, if only for the fact that it all fit together naturally and had time to develop tension, whereas Day of the Doctor felt rushed with bits shoehorned in. And while Day of the Doctor had a more immediate wow factor because of how visual it was, Light at the End is easier to experience multiple times because there are multiple layers that aren't just right out there on the floor with all the plot strands hanging out, leaking bits of useless "epicness" that has no real story relevance!
Logo looks crap, but the 0.5 seconds of capaldi look stunning :D
2 months ago on Series 8 Confirmed for August, First Teaser Trailer
@Huknar And now is the time for someone to actually make a fan version with that in.... That is actually an truly excellent suggestion!
2 months ago on Smith on 50th Classic Doctor Criticisms
@The Outer Space K9 I feel like they should have at least had them record brief bits of new dialogue for the Saving Gallifrey sequence.
@RobertLythgoe 1. He was busy with a film; 2. He just didn't really want to
If there's anything we should complain about, it's the fact that the War Doctor wasn't Paul mcGann! he was certainly willing, and nothing against john hurt, but he honestly did not have enough screentime to really develop, and McGann's Doctor was sort of heading for being the War Doctor anyway in the Big Finish audios (Hey Steven, it's called character development, look it up!)
@Americanwhovian Or maybe extend the episodes to an hour fifteen? That way BBCA could have a full hour and a half with adverts
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Change, My Dear: Rebirth from the 50th
I stopped taking this review seriously as soon as I saw "Zoe" and "damsel in distress" next to each other.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on On First View: The Mind Robber
@TardisBoy So at least we can be fairly sure Capaldi will have more than one series! :D
2 months, 1 week ago on Series 8 Filming: Volcano Day
it's one of the few half-decent stories that have been broadcast since Moff took over, so kudos to him for that if nothing else.
he was watching the Sensorites! i have respect for this man!
2 months, 1 week ago on Frank Skinner Cast in Series 8
@MikeFalino That's one major issue i have with the new series, every companion has been from present day earth, we haven't had any true outsiders like Nyssa or Adric or Zoe or Jamie or C'rizz or Molly or Victoria even Sarah Jane, who was supposedly from just a bit in the future at the time :(
2 months, 1 week ago on Another New Companion for Series 8?
@Gustaff @TheThirdDoctor Would the annoying character be peri, by any chance? xD
@Gustaff @The Finn I can see why!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Beyond the TV Series: Jago & Litefoot
This is one of the few Big Finish ranges I have yet to start listening to. I now have immediate plans to purchase all of them. Someone stop me.
As much as I like the concept, I feel like gong back to doing the classic series on a shoestring budget would be a mistake. Not only that, but the idea of recasting bothers me. It's one thing on audio when you have someone who does a good enough voice impression, and quite another when you have an obviously different actor onscreen.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on How About A Retroseries Spin-off?
I'm going to have to go for Cold War on this one, for several reasons- Despite the off-feeling ending, it was by far the most solid story; THE ICE WARRIORS ARE BACK and it didn't try to be more than it was
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 8
@TheDreamer Between that and the minotaur-like monster, I'm starting to wonder if we'll be running into another distant relative of the Nimon!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE
I have to be honest, of anything RTD did that was Doctor Who-related, I think Children of Earth niled it best. It may have its flaws, but the overall effect is memorable and works well.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Torchwood Children of Earth: In Perspective
Perhaps Eight loses his TARDIS and hitches a ride with 12 to try and find it? :P
3 months, 3 weeks ago on How To Bring Back McGann
Peter Capaldi and Series 8 will decide my opinion on the entirety of new Who, as I've been teetering on the fence since 2008. If it's pants, then I will no longer consider New Who canon. I will go huddle in my cave with Big Finish audios, and Paul McGann will still be the current Doctor for me. However, I certainly hope that Series 8 lives up to my standards and delivers decent quality, engaging, and well-thought-out stories. Maybe that's too much to ask from the current managers, though. maybe there's no hope. Maybe I should just go to sleep.
4 months, 1 week ago on McGann Thinks Capaldi Could Be Best Doctor Yet
@r_esposito1 @ilyootha @gwylock1 *cough*it's lazy writing for dramatic effect*cough*
4 months, 2 weeks ago on The Actual Plot Holes in Doctor Who
@ilyootha @gwylock1 Paradox resembling a plothole = lazy writing
@Amy the Consulting Key Ring @gwylock1 @Notsosmartguy A reply to the stupidtity of this comment would take up too much of the comments section, so l will only say that i don't exactly approve of RTD either, and that wasn't even the point of my original comment, so please don't even bother. Thanks! On a side note, have you even seen the classic series? Because your comments do not suggest that.
@Amy the Consulting Key Ring @gwylock1 @Notsosmartguy That's not how time travel has ever worked before, or how it would actually work, I know, because I have studied the physics that would be involved. In the classic series, things actually worked out in ways that that didn't directly contradict reality, but since midway through 2007, that has most definitely CHANGED. And as for "wibbly wobbly" and "time can be rewritten", those are both things Moffat created in order to not have to actually resolve anything. If you see it as a non-issue, good for you! Enjoy! But I for one will always see it as a serious problem.
@Notsosmartguy *ahem* So, they "sustqained the paradox" that the Doctor never died there and consequently his time stream wasn't placed there, so Clara could never have gone into it and ended up directing the first Doctor to the correct TARDIS, and thus, the entire history of the show is now a "sustained paradox"? I have to say that even by Moffat's standards, that makes no actual sense at all, and now the entire history of the show is one huge (as the original poster put it) Type-2 plot hole.
@The Finn @gwylock1 The russian thing was quite clearly a production error, not a plot hole, and neither was the angel thing in Blink. Also, 70 plot holes in the classic series? EXCUSE YOU. I've seen virtually every episode, and I've only noticed about 5 or six minor plot holes. Continuity errors, yes, there are many, but plot holes? EXCUSE YOU. No offence, but I think you've missed both the actual definition of plot hole and exactly how that all works. If you can give me 70 unrefutable examples of classic series plot holes, I'll be happy to go jump off a roof, but in the meantime, I really see no point in continuing this conversation further. (Also, you seem to have completely missed the hugest plot hole in the history of the program - TRENZALORE.
@Doctor What and Where His quality has been varied to say the least, but I think Cold War was actually a decent episode, perhaps the most solid of Series 7- despite the weird ending.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Gatiss: Capaldi Changes Everything, Brings New Rules
@parrot999 It's an interesting idea, if nothing else :P
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8: Episode 4 & 5 Writers Confirmed
@DavidBlyth @JJ2000 Excuse you
@Amy the Consulting Key Ring Well. how about the whole Trenzalore issue? He's supposed to have died at Trenzalore during his 11th incarnation, which is what placed his "Time Stream" there, which enabled Clara to go back and direct the First Doctor to the correct TARDIS? Since he clearly didn't die on Trenzalore, how could Clara have done that? Thanks to Moffat's meddling, the entire history of the show has now never really happened. And don't you dare say "Timey Wimey Time can be rewritten" or any of that absolute GARBAGE to me, because that is all TOTAL rot!
@Chris502 @TardisBoy That's good to have, but having the majority of the actual plot occur between episodes is starting to get on my nerves :P
@Meh Meh Meh Meh Meh "The Boatswain suddenly disappears in what looks like a very poor piece of direction or editing; one moment he is barricading the door of the room in which he, Amy, Rory and Toby are hiding. The next time we cut back to the room he is just gone, and none of the others ever mention him again." - http://www.slantmagazine.com/house/2011/05/doctor-who-season-6-episode-3-the-curse-of-the-black-spot/
@JJ2000 I have to say, I largely agree. Within a few years, Moffat will have left, and there will be such a mess of continuity contradictions that whoever takes over will likely have to pull some magical retconning plot device out of their arse to make it all make sense. I didn't much like RTD either, but at least he was /relatively/ consistent within his own era.
@DasManiac @gwylock1 I don't know what your'e on about, the dvds work just fine in both region 1 and 2, not sure about blurays... and the soundtrack is also available to buy as an mp3 download ;)
4 months, 3 weeks ago on An Adventure in Space and Time Soundtrack Review
@DasManiac You can order the dvd and soundtrack both from Amazon FYI
@The Genie @gwylock1 I'm not trying to be rude, and I'm sorry if I've offended you. And I'm glad to know SOMEONE watches my videos :P
@The Genie @gwylock1 I'm a composer myself, and I know of what I speak. Please stop trying to negate my opinion and present your own as fact. Thanks ;)
@The Genie @gwylock1 I still dislike Murray's work very much overall. If you take away all the fancy orchestration, it's all basically the same and and I'm getting sick and tired of it. Give me Berlioz or Vivaldi any day.
@The Genie @gwylock1 Murray Gold has about 7 different tunes that he smashes together in different ways. That makes up 90% of his Doctor Who work. None of the AISAT tracks were musically identical and they rarely even referenced each other.
Two things make this hard for me to take seriously... "The diversity and ingenuity of Doctor Who’s Murray Gold." and Saying that any of this soundtrack was repetitive (especially in comparison to the Series 5 OST!). But aside from those two things, this was a rather good review.
@The8thDoctor @gwylock1 YOU KNOW WHAT?! I NEVER NOTICED. Sarcasm aside, I was responding to the negative comments down here... the article speaks very well for itself! ;)
5 months ago on Twelve is Equal to Six?
I loved Colin Baker :\
@mczolly I think it's mostly the general feeling of humour behind his gay characters, and the way it's not usually portrayed as just a normal way of life.
5 months, 1 week ago on Doctor Who and Sexuality
The only thing that really bothers me about the current representation is the comedic angle, and the fact that Asexual representation is currently nil. As someone who is asexual, I really feel that this needs to change in some way. Aside from those two niggles, I agree! Though it's funny you should mention Russia as a bad example... have you seen some of the more recent laws in America? Sexual segregation?! REALLY, KANSAS?! I didn't realize this was the 1950s!
5 months, 1 week ago on Recovered Troughton Episodes Screening
@Nightmarish His stuff is decent enough... the main reason I dislike him is because of his appalling attitude toward just about everyone.
5 months, 1 week ago on Weird and Wonderful
@bluBob @gwylock1 I'm not against humour that advances the plot, or the occasional light-hearted storyline. But when there's hardly an episode that isn't full of "witty" one-liners and stupid jokes, I can't take it.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Will Be Darker, More like Classic Who
THANK GOD FOR THIS! I am sick and tired of the over the top goofiness that has pervaded the show lately. And here's hoping the stories aren't rushed and messy anymore!
Ah, much better!
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Site Update: 3 February 2014