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@CyberSmith And why would that be a bad thing? Colin baker is my favourite Doctor!
1 month ago on Capaldi’s Doctor More Alien, Less “human-friendly”
@Luna23 @TheCyberDoctor is Undead @supermoff Exactly! I for one disliked Tennant's portrayal (shoot me) and yet I still think Tennant himself is a great actor, it's not a "LVOE EVERYTHING OR YOU ARE NOT A FAN" situation, it's a "LOVE IT DESPITE THE FLAWS" situation :)
@The Finn @VictorWong1 I hope it is. I personally liked Colin Baker, even in his slightly less agreeable first season.
@TAFKA-A I would absolutely approve if that were the case
@stargazer0118 @Yelloweternal And of course, "The Actual Doctor Who" would naturally be a complete turnabout from the previous incarnation, while keeping aspects of the same, just like it usually has been. Troughton taking over from Hartnell and keeping the mischeviousness, but becoming closer and less reserved, Pertwee taking over from Troughton and taking a different angle, more of a violent (when necessary) and independent character, less attached to his companions, even when stranded on earth. Then Tom Baker taking a totally off the wall illogical take on the part, with supreme confidence and a bit of a controlling attitude, followed by Davison who portrayed a less certain incarnation, and then Colin, who took it in yet another direction and so on and so forth. Of course Peter wants to be "the actual Doctor Who" in the part, and that means, by definition, doing something very different. And as lead actor, he has the right to make certain requests and changes and decisions, as it ALWAYS HAS BEEN. Tom Baker made the choice to change the ending of Genesis of the Daleks, which is exactly why the Daleks did not end in the series at that time! Peter Davison was the first to request that the credits change from crediting the lead as "Doctor Who" to "The Doctor" and Colin Baker was the one who insisted his DOctor should mellow throughout his run, so really, I completely approve of Capaldi's attitue. I also have faith in his judgement, as he's an excellent writer and director himself, as well as a devoted fan of the show, much more so that The Moff, if Steven Moffat's comments from the late 90s are anything to go by!
@Planet of the Deaf Or maybe he is of the view that the character's been written poorly in recent years. I'd definitely agree with him on that!
@Vercingetorix It's a teaser for the episode called "Listen" Simples! :)
1 month, 1 week ago on Listen! Series 8 Teaser Trailer
@MeglosProductions @gwylock1 I will agree that the cliffhangers were weakly handles, but I personally had no trouble following the story :P Now if there's one that was hard to follow, that would be The Hollows of Time!
1 month, 1 week ago on Happy Birthday, Big Finish! 15 Picks for 15 Years
@MeglosProductions Awww come on, Sirens of Time may have been shaky, but it's hardly bad, surely?
This is a unique list, that's for sure! I've read scathing reviews of half of these, though the ones I've listened to I definitely enjoyed! Dr Who and the Pirates in particular is a staunch favourite of mine, managing to be simultaneously absurd, serious, hilarious, and heartbreaking at the end.
@DWTV I'm sorry to be a constant bother, do you think it will be approved? I know it's a bit off the wall, but I put a considerable amount of thought and time into it :P
1 month, 1 week ago on Write for Doctor Who TV
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @gwylock1 similar as in, many of the exact same notes and time signature, you mean??????
1 month, 2 weeks 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?
@Ohmygiddyaunt Whoomp- someone finally said it.
1 month, 2 weeks 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 ;)
@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.
BADABOOMBA! That's got both hearts going at full speed!
1 month, 2 weeks 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 month, 3 weeks ago on Write for Doctor Who TV
*cough* what you want is the classic series and Big Finish audio stories.
1 month, 3 weeks 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
1 month, 3 weeks 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 :)
@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.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Is the Doctor a Good Man?
Regeneration was a genetic modification made by Rassilon to his people. Just saying.
2 months 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.!
2 months 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
2 months, 1 week 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
2 months, 1 week ago on Weird and Wonderful
@DWTV I've sent in an article, wondering if you got it?
3 months, 1 week 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.
3 months 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.
2 months, 1 week 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! :)
2 months, 2 weeks 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.
2 months, 2 weeks 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.
3 months, 2 weeks 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"!
3 months, 1 week 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
3 months, 1 week 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!
3 months, 2 weeks 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
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Change, My Dear: Rebirth from the 50th