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@Regenerated Catterson @awkward912 @TardisBoy I know that, I've had an article not be published - fair enough, it was stupidly niche and turned into a convoluted mess - but, you know, wrong form of "wandering"?
6 hours, 31 minutes ago on The Future of Multi-Doctor Stories
@DasManiac Agreed. I would have no problem with Eleven appearing in that way fairly soon, potentially when Steven steps down...?
6 hours, 33 minutes ago on The Future of Multi-Doctor Stories
@TardisBoy I stand by that, I'm afraid. DWTV should at least be prepared to make minor fixes, or send articles back to users with suggestions if they need a bit of work to get up to scratch. The latter would be applicable here.
6 hours, 37 minutes ago on The Future of Multi-Doctor Stories
@TardisBoy I feel I was constructive. This article doesn't really do what it sets out to, which is a shame, and what is there is based on assertions that aren't backed up (multi-Doctor stories only happen on anniversaries, Doctors don't appear with companions). It needs structure and a bit more thought, and a final read-through to iron out the mistakes, that's all.
6 hours, 39 minutes ago on The Future of Multi-Doctor Stories
@The Outer Space K9 Appreciating his efforts is fine, and I do, but I would rather Tom saw the flaws in this article and came back with something more substantial. I like this site, and want to see its articles of the best quality.
6 hours, 42 minutes ago on The Future of Multi-Doctor Stories
I'm sorry, but DWTV really need to screen the quality of feature articles more. This is barely coherent. One basic notion regarding the Eleventh Doctor and his future in multi-Doctor stories, and then some inconsequential rambling until the cut-off. What about the storylines that could bring the Doctors together? The timing of when to approach it again in the real world? Why you think companions shouldn't be used? And why no recognition of The Two Doctors? I don't wish to be harsh, Tom if you're reading don't be put off from writing more articles, but to quote the Tenth Doctor this could've done SO MUCH MORE!
7 hours, 1 minute ago on The Future of Multi-Doctor Stories
Let's have a nicer conversation about the Cybermen. What I would like to see appropriated from the early days, as well as the rather melancholy facial expression they've got now, is the voice. They've gone into a rarely-speaking-no-conversation role now (correctmeifimwrongbecauseitsbeenawhile kind of like The Invasion?), which has impact in its own way, but I'd like a leader or even other caste taking on the creepy dialogue style from Tenth Planet/Tomb days with some distinctive voice effects - they need to identify themselves a bit more, without just using the Doctor as a mouthpiece, to make this new brand stand out from the crowd.
11 hours, 14 minutes ago on Capaldi & Moffat on Axons, Cybermen and the Master
There's this thing call JOKING, you know. If Capaldi and Moffat did have disagreements about the show they wouldn't get anywhere near a press interview, they're both far too professional for that.
As for the Cybermen, an acknowledgement that they came from Earth's twin planet would be just that, making no other difference to their portrayal. It simply doesn't matter. (Also, can we all stop saying "Cybusmen" immediately.)
11 hours, 23 minutes ago on Capaldi & Moffat on Axons, Cybermen and the Master
Can't get onto Vue ticket booking, anyone else in the same boat?
16 hours, 16 minutes ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally
@supermoff @GoodYear92 Imagine it with the bow tie and it looks wrong, though. Same with Matt in the partial-Ten outfit in The Eleventh Hour, get David Tennant without the jacket etc. and he'd look rubbish.
1 day, 19 hours ago on Deep Breath Pics
I love seeing the new Doctor in the old Doctor's costume, there's something thrilling about. Hope Capaldi doesn't don the PJs too soon!
1 day, 20 hours ago on Deep Breath Pics
@The Outer Space K9 As Peter directed Getting On, I could see him taking the helm of an ep like episode 4 apparently is this year - a close, character-driven affair that shies away from big effects and takes a slower pace.
5 days, 6 hours ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
@Planet of the Deaf @awkward912 @The Outer Space K9 He does mention the tone of the show as well, and that he wanted to be sure he would be comfortable playing the role in the stories that were being told. It's not a dislike of Matt's run, but a feeling that he couldn't star in stories of the same ilk. Clearly Moffat agreed.
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @awkward912 @The Outer Space K9 It irks me greatly, it's like the only way they can think of to generate excitement for the new series is to slag off the last one. It's lazy stuff, equivalent of a music journalist calling every album a "comeback".
5 days, 9 hours ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
@The Outer Space K9 The journalist is obviously trying to get that angle out of (choice quote: "the plot lines, to the chagrin of die-heard Whovians, have become more Twilight") and paint the show as in trouble, but Peter doesn't go along with it. He says he needed convincing that he could be the Doctor, but clearly he has been convinced - there's no anti-Moffat vibe from him, just a recognition that the show with him as its lead will take a different course.
@Huknar @awkward912 Capaldi "twirls" when he gets into the Doctor's costume. That's all we have!
5 days, 12 hours ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
@MaraBackman @supermoff @MeglosProductions *resists the urge to attack Doomsday in the name or harmony*
@supermoff @MaraBackman @MeglosProductions Is there? From who?
@supermoff My feeling still is that, had things not picked up following series 2, there would have been a real threat of cancellation. It was too new for the quality to dwindle so much at that point. Fortunately, the show was "saved" then and has gone from strength to strength since, and could easily endure another series 2-esque rough patch now (which I guess some would say series 7 was...).
5 days, 13 hours ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
Just read the whole interview, and it's very interesting. Capaldi comes across great, and to my great pleasure totally fails to go along with the interviewer's persistent slagging off of recent series with his comments on "breathless vigour" above. His love for the show is great, and I think his creative influence is something that will be very interesting to see play out. For those who don't have it, I love this section too - a real indication of his Doctor's style of movement and the thought that's gone into it:
"Are the twirls a punk thing?"
"It's graphic shapes... That's why being in black is so great. You can make these spidery shapes. It's like German expressionism or Sixties caricatures. They're very graphic lines."
He's also got a book of "Doctor Who-ish" people that helped him with the characterisation! I a bit love him.
@TheNightmareChild sees into your soul! @MetamorphmagusWho In my head, Sleeper just put its hand up really high and waved it around. As did Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. And Something Borrowed.
6 days, 8 hours ago on The Evolution of Gwen Elizabeth Cooper
@MetamorphmagusWho @awkward912 I can't separate the parts of Children of Earth or Miracle Day really, so for "best episode" I'm only thinking of series 1 and 2 - and I'd pick probably the two I mentioned above for that (Small Worlds/Greeks Bearing Gifts). They Keep Killing Suzie and the last two of series 1 are also very good; all those have a much more mature tone rather than just adult-for-the-sake-of-being-adult. Series 2 on the whole is, well, rubbish imo, but Adam (ep5) is the best of a bad bunch. To the Last Man and A Day in the Death are solid as well.
@MetamorphmagusWho I'd say try up to ep7 of series 1 (eps 5 and 7 are big highlights imo), and if it's still not for you then fair enough - skip over to Children of Earth, which can definitely be watched as a standalone and has a very different feel.
6 days, 15 hours ago on The Evolution of Gwen Elizabeth Cooper
@Kylephantom4 It's not a 45 minute episode...
6 days, 15 hours ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally
@sontaran17 @awkward912 I have tried, it's still the worst thing ever.
It's an odd day when Sleeper is listed as a "favourite" under any criteria...
6 days, 16 hours ago on The Evolution of Gwen Elizabeth Cooper
And more interestingly, the alternate cuts of the regeneration scene. Please please please please please.
1 week, 1 day ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray
So, deleted scenes: are we going to see the Doctor's leg fall off?
@badblokebob Dagnabbit. Still, that seems VERY quick to the 500 mark when no one knew the pre-orders were going to open. Pre-orders will close some time tomorrow at that rate!
@TheSoundofDrums Won't be for a while if at all, I imagine. Amazon usually put up pre-orders on the assumption they will get the stock when the time comes, but as this set is limited they surely can't take pre-orders until they know how much stock is being allocated to them.
Now, this is a put-your-favourite-Doctor-on-top type cover, isn't it? I like that. Though a First Doctor one would be nice too!
@type41tardis Where's this about the first 500 orders? Unless they've gone already, which wouldn't bode well for stock longevity!
@davidbrummy @stargazer0118 *headdesk*
1 week, 1 day ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
Psst... I agree. I will use the numbers to distinguish where necessary, but it irks me when people say "remember in The Time Monster when the Third Doctor did this" or "I liked when Ten met Donna again in Partners in Crime" etc. There's no need, in those stories and those moments he is THE Doctor. And in-universe, he's the one and only as far as he's concerned unless confronted by the fact of his previous incarnations.
@Huknar Steven must be aware that John Hurt's appearance led to endless pointless speculation over the arbitrary "numbering" of the Doctor, and many for some reason insisting that merchandise would have to be reissued and other ridiculous things. He's not making something of a problem that never was, he's solving a problem that never really was.
@The Finn @awkward912 Good thing I'm not bothered about the Name of the Doctor element of the release then!
1 week, 2 days ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray
@Mikeyboss182 @awkward912 We don't know the length of the behind-the-scenes features...
@The Finn @awkward912 It better not be. (Bah-bye, Richard Bacon.)
@badblokebob Where did you get this RRP? Seems annoyingly high...
@Esterath @awkward912 @Mikeyboss182 Fair point. I literally never listen to commentaries, so.
@Mikeyboss182 What else were you expecting?
@The Finn @awkward912 This "behind the scenes" stuff is new isn't it? I guess that rationalises the inclusion of the relevant episode to it at least a bit.
More importantly, that's a top collection of extras - can't ask for any more really. And the Adventure in Space and Time inclusion is exactly what my fingers were crossed for.
Hopefully a standard non-limited edition will follow if this sells well, makes much more sense to keep this in stock rather than the vanilla releases. Though Name of the Doctor's inclusion is... bizarre. I'm pre-ordering ASAP at any rate!
Yes please. I know some disagree, but I think Sarah Jane should absolutely never be killed off in the series, and Sky could bring her closer to the Doctor again too. Thinking of your social situation point 1 above, it's simple: Sky runs away from home. Gets into danger, meets the Doctor, has an adventure, he eventually realises her mum is Sarah Jane and convinces Sky to go back to where she belongs. Sky is last seen returning to Bannerman Road, and the Doctor takes his leave with a sad smile. Make it so. (Just the one story I think, not full-time. She belongs off-screen with Sarah Jane.)
1 week, 5 days ago on Bring Back… Sky Smith
@Pockydon Oh of course, you lucky thing you!
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer
@Pockydon Is that when we can google search for the finale scripts? :P
I like that we thought the Doctor was going to be abrasive and hard to like, but actually he may just be a Doctor who more than any other is desperate to be "good" and will face the toughest moments to prove it.
In all honesty, I am very disappointed that we seem to have bypassed the specially-shot full trailer once again. Was hoping for that today, and something like this in a week or two.
@YaelMoise I don't think it's that "dark", really. Look at the "am I a good man" question - it's a difficult moment for the Doctor, but the direction and positioning of Peter and Jenna actually seems fairly relaxed and sets the tone for far less strained conversations as the series progresses. I probably didn't explain that well at all.