20 year old from England, Whovian since 2005, and proud founder of the Clara Lovers and Respecters Association. Specialises in Whological Statistics :)
Fantastic article! Sarah Jane is one of my favourite companions, for her kindness, warmth, sense of adventure, loyalty and her wonderful charm, and for the fact her character creates one of the strongest bridges between the classic and revived eras.
It's a tragic shame Elisabeth Sladen is no longer with us, but her legacy in the show is absolute, as Sarah Jane Smith is the definitive Doctor Who companion, and probably always will be.
6 hours, 30 minutes ago on Why I Love Sarah Jane Smith
@Mark McCullough @Supermoff, member of CATS Me too. But fear is a superpower :D
19 hours, 13 minutes ago on Jon Pertwee: The Beginning, End and In-Between (Part 2)
@Mark McCullough @Supermoff, member of CATS Oh goodness yes, that could work out brilliantly. Massive great ones. The kind with the long, thin legs and the glistening black eyes, staring you down from the ceiling, hiding just a bit out of sight...
The Eight Legs on a aesthetic level, just fused with modern day CGI. I'm terrified just at the thought!
19 hours, 21 minutes ago on Jon Pertwee: The Beginning, End and In-Between (Part 2)
@Mark McCullough @Supermoff, member of CATS Yeah, they were a bit. XD Conceptually at least, they were pretty poor, though aesthetically they were pretty good imo (though, like I said, they still have nothing on POTS in terms of scare factor) :)
19 hours, 30 minutes ago on Jon Pertwee: The Beginning, End and In-Between (Part 2)
Great second part John, as expected! :)
I love Day of the Daleks to bits, but I also quite like Planet of the Spiders. It's far from being the greatest Pertwee serial, and it only hit greatness in its last part, but it was entertaining and a solid enough swansong for Pertwee's Doctor, with the ultimate regeneration scene being quite touching indeed! "A tear, Sarah Jane?" never fails to well me up a bit :)
Plus, despite the fact the serial aired over 40 years ago, I think the Eight Legs - despite some iffy effects - were more effective - and scarier - than the spiders we ultimately got in Kill The Moon!
19 hours, 37 minutes ago on Jon Pertwee: The Beginning, End and In-Between (Part 2)
@The Lazy Cat of CATS I'm actually loving this idea :P Maybe do a role reversal, and have Capaldi and Coleman writing and directing something about Moffat :P
21 hours, 20 minutes ago on Doctor Who Series 9 (2015): What We Know
@TardisBoy! It so would! :D He's dabbled in both direction and writing before (and won an Oscar for some of his work too) so I hope he's given the opportunity at some point! :)
21 hours, 22 minutes ago on Doctor Who Series 9 (2015): What We Know
@The Lazy Cat of CATS For some reason I think it stands for "To be Capaldi". XD Directed by Capaldi. Written by Capaldi. Everything by Capaldi!
21 hours, 25 minutes ago on Doctor Who Series 9 (2015): What We Know
@TardisBoy! Mathieson, Cross, and MacRae :) Paul Cornell too, if possible, but that seems unlikely :/
21 hours, 28 minutes ago on Doctor Who Series 9 (2015): What We Know
@The Lazy Cat of CATS Implying that the speculation machine was ever shut down in the first place :P But I look forward to your articles! :)
21 hours, 33 minutes ago on Doctor Who Series 9 (2015): What We Know
@ Notsosmartguy @Supermoff, member of CATS Would help :P
21 hours, 41 minutes ago on Doctor Who Series 9 (2015): What We Know
@ Notsosmartguy "It is currently unclear whether the 13th episode will be the Christmas special like with Series 8."
21 hours, 49 minutes ago on Doctor Who Series 9 (2015): What We Know
Oh gosh, the "What we know" articles have started! It has begun!
Superb article! Spearhead will always be one of my all time favourites :)
1 day, 4 hours ago on Jon Pertwee: The Beginning, End and In-Between (Part 1)
@Switcharoo Once again, you prove yourself to be the utter master of words. Even the words "golden enema". That takes talent.
1 day, 18 hours ago on Top 12 Best Written Russell T Davies Characters
@Antee991166 @Russell T DaftDalek @Supermoff, member of CATS @Mark McCullough @Mikeyboss182 Incredible stories, highly underrated :D
@Russell T DaftDalek @Supermoff, member of CATS @ Notsosmartguy @TardisBoy! *sigh* You didn't use the Gauntlets, did you?
@ Notsosmartguy @TardisBoy! I think you may need a memory worm :)
@Antee991166 @TheNightmareChild @TardisBoy! You do have a point there XD
@TardisBoy! Ok...a big bit...XD
@TardisBoy! Well, actually, I really like how RTD demonstrated how not everyone was worthy to travel in the TARDIS, so, to that end, he was a great conceptual experiment.
Still, doesn't stop him being a bit of a a*s.
@TardisBoy! Ugh DX
@TardisBoy! I don't think the universe could handle such awesome...
1 day, 19 hours ago on Top 12 Best Written Russell T Davies Characters
@Russell T DaftDalek @Supermoff, member of CATS @Antee991166 @Mark McCullough @Mikeyboss182 Well, she developed wonderfully in Series 7 too, at least imo :)
@Russell T DaftDalek @Antee991166 @Mark McCullough @Mikeyboss182 And Clara...
@Jamesanash101, Member of CATS @Doctavarium: Knight of CYDONIA @Supermoff, member of CATS I just never took that much interest in her, and her relationship with 10 was...just not my cup of tea I guess XD
But she's well loved anyway, that I can't deny. Although it may seem that she gets a lot of hate, she is still fully loved in the wider fandom :)
@TheDoctor1235 I thought Rassilon at least was pretty badass :P
@gunslinger19 Yeah, he did well for himself there XD
@Doctavarium: Knight of CYDONIA @Supermoff, member of CATS I'd say they're about the same in that department (both wonderful), though I just prefer Moffat, mostly because of Clara, Eleven and Twelve :)
@Jamesanash101, Member of CATS @Supermoff, member of CATS A reward he deserves, I guess :p
@TardisBoy! Though realness is not the most important aspect of a character to me, yes, I can't deny they felt very real indeed. Donna especially.
Lynda with a Y, Novice Hame and Margaret Blaine are some of the smaller, but still great, characters of RTD that are often underrated (I didn't expect them to be in this list, as it's already difficult to fill 12 places!).
It was sometimes in the small, one-off characters which RTD did best as it.
Characters were, on the whole, his strongest talent, which is something I recognised - and started to appreciate - on my most recent rewatch of the RTD era last week.
@Jamesanash101, Member of CATS @Supermoff, member of CATS Maybe. I'd think, at core, it'd be like a RTD episode, but with flairs of the modern era. If only we could actually find out...:(
@TardisBoy! Great character. I always thought the thought Doctor was a bit too harsh on her, but she was always right in what she said, and justified in what she did, and died in the most admirable way possible.
@Jamesanash101, Member of CATS @Supermoff, member of CATS Yeah, I don't think they're terribly written, but I just feel RTD has written far better characters overall :p
Though the placement of Elton over Wilf is...interesting :s
Great article! Admittedly, I'm not the biggest fan of the 10th Doctor or Rose, but, other than that, RTD was great at his characters, with my faves being:
4: Captain Jack (for being...well...Captain Jack)
3: The Ninth Doctor (for his complex and troubled personality, his brilliant humour, and his gravitas so superbly given by Chris Eccleston)
2: Martha (one of the most underrated companions of them all! Martha was fantastic!)
1: Donna. It's got to be Donna :)
1 day, 20 hours ago on Top 12 Best Written Russell T Davies Characters
@Benvenfold Due to an error in the system, it wasn't 0% but 0.22%.
Not the greatest of consolations, but at least it wasn't zero :)
1 day, 21 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Complete Results
@Planet of the Deaf @Supermoff, member of CATS @ilyootha I was squeeing as well, but they were tearful squees. Happy tearful squees. :)
@ilyootha Now that you mention it, that was much more of a tearjerker. Can't believe I overlooked that one :D I
@whisperman1 Both are awesome :D
@TheNightmareChild @Supermoff, member of CATS @ilyootha But it's a part of Moffat's job to lie :p
This picture highlights the massive calculations that went into these numbers XD
@ilyootha Best Surprise - Missy's reveal (honestly didn't see it coming!)
Best Tearjerker - The ending scene of Listen. Just beautiful :)
Ok, with the percentages given I can calculate a quality coefficient for each episode, which is essentially the average of all the percentages (given on an episodic basis), with the average calculated with respect to total nominations (so as to make the comparisons somewhat fair). The coefficients are:
Deep Breath - 0.36
Into the Dalek - 0.32
Robot of Sherwood - 0.19
Listen - 0.33
Time Hest - 0.27
The Caretaker - 0.30
Kill The Moon - 0.22
Mummy on the Orient Express - 0.32
Flatline - 0.41
Forest - 0.28
Dark Water - 0.44
Death in Heaven - 0.46
Last Christmas - 0.31
I'll include more on the calculation of this figures in a moment.
But these are the stats from this inference, meaning Death in Heaven is - by weighted percentages over all aspects of quality - the best episode of the series, interestingly enough. Of course, this is hardly rigorous, just a bit of fun and very informal, but there it is :P
@TardisBoy! And Nick Hurran :D
So many numbers...>.< But finally...processed XD
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @Supermoff, member of CATS @ilyootha @ Notsosmartguy @Edoe @Scribey That's more like it :p
@Edoe Well, at least it didn't get 0% :D And FCB did well in the writer poll too :)
1 day, 22 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Complete Results