19 year old Whovian from England. Been watching since 2005. Proud and loyal founder of the Clara Lovers and Respecters Association (or just C.L.A.R.A. for short).
@NumberNine @The_Connosaurus Yes, definitely. When she goes, it has to be definitive.
6 hours, 30 minutes ago on Last Christmas Advance Review
@SWTV It doesn't in general, but Clara is a companion worthy of such an event. That's just how I feel regarding her character and her story. But ultimately I should be happy with anything well written, but would prefer something dedicated.
6 hours, 51 minutes ago on Last Christmas Advance Review
@LaraHarris @supermoff @TheOncomingHurricane @Notsosmartguy To me, no. To the more casual fans who contribute to the AI score, clearly they didn't think it was bad to give it an AI score of 83.
6 hours, 52 minutes ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
@LaraHarris @supermoff @TheOncomingHurricane @Notsosmartguy He was more addressing the hardcore fans, who took arms over it. In the more casual fan domain, the episode was clearly more appreciated.
6 hours, 53 minutes ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
@Hirmien @NumberNine @DoctorWhoIsMyLife This, essentially, I believe: http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUDjnbOJcdg
6 hours, 57 minutes ago on Last Christmas Advance Review
@Hirmien @supermoff @Notsosmartguy That's currently my greatest source of hope. This special is full to the brim with characters and chaos and its own seemingly independent plot, there doesn't seem to be room for any proper kind of goodbye, and if there was I doubt it would be a satisfying one (although Moffat is pretty capable of creating a good swansong episode I suppose, but she deserves at least something semi-dedicated).
6 hours, 58 minutes ago on Last Christmas Advance Review
@Notsosmartguy @supermoff *whispers* I believe....
7 hours, 3 minutes ago on Last Christmas Advance Review
@Notsosmartguy @supermoff I've been encouraged on the matter by Lazy Cat, who has put forward some reassuring facts and thoughts, but we can't obviously rule it out. By I hope with every fibre of my being she stays.
7 hours, 5 minutes ago on Last Christmas Advance Review
@Notsosmartguy @supermoff Oh this is the perfect Christmas present. Even if this is Clara's last episode, which I hope it isn't, I'm just glad that we can experience at least one more iteration of the beautifully complex and intricate relationship between 12 and Clara <3
7 hours, 8 minutes ago on Last Christmas Advance Review
"The scenes between the Doctor and Clara are easily some of the strongest moments of the episode. Just when you thought Moffat might run out of ways to explore their relationship, he surprises you yet again. It goes without saying that Capaldi and Coleman shine with the material. Clara gets a lot of screen attention as we explore her state of mind following events of Death in Heaven."
This is all I really want from this episode. This sounds utterly perfect. I cannot wait just for these scenes!
7 hours, 10 minutes ago on Last Christmas Advance Review
@LaraHarris @TheOncomingHurricane @Notsosmartguy AI scores are a start. It got an AI score of 83, which is impressive for a BBC TV programme. Of course, the AI as a measurement is far from perfect, but, in statistical theory, it's still very useful and accurate on average, and it hints that, for the casual viewer, it's a much more positively received episode.
7 hours, 10 minutes ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
@jamesanash101, Agent of the C.O.M.P.A.N.I.O.N.S @supermoff Maybe I've watched too much Futurama, but the thought of a gun wielding badass santa annihilating some face crabs in a polar base is kind of the stuff dreams are made of :P
7 hours, 22 minutes ago on Last Christmas Advance Review
@Planet of the Deaf Doctor Cotton and her wonderful companion Clara Beale..
Ew, just no XD
7 hours, 25 minutes ago on Last Christmas Advance Review
@Last christmas I gave you my kidneys... @supermoff @SWTV I'll take anything that allows him to saunter around the base vaporising aliens and being a total badass XD
7 hours, 30 minutes ago on Last Christmas Advance Review
@SWTV Please tell me he has a shotgun.
7 hours, 34 minutes ago on Last Christmas Advance Review
@LGwalchmai95 That pun sleighed me.
7 hours, 36 minutes ago on Last Christmas Advance Review
@LGwalchmai95 @TheOncomingHurricane That one just hurt.
7 hours, 39 minutes ago on Last Christmas Advance Review
@Who is the Doctor @supermoff She might just lose all of her nine lives in shock :P
7 hours, 43 minutes ago on Last Christmas Advance Review
Well. This sounds...incredible. It truly does sound magnificent. All aboard the Hype Polar Express!
7 hours, 48 minutes ago on Last Christmas Advance Review
That opening paragraph...jeez, you had me utterly terrified for a few seconds there DWTV, well played XD
7 hours, 54 minutes ago on Last Christmas Advance Review
@LaraHarris @Notsosmartguy He likes it, in fact he loves it; defending it doesn't make him look like a primadonna, it shows how passionate he is for the episode, passion that is worthy of respect.
7 hours, 56 minutes ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
@LaraHarris Moffat is only joking about a bit, it's his humour. And besides, he has every right to defend an episode.
8 hours, 3 minutes ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
@ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. Yes, although RTD had every right to give Ten a spectacular send off, I think he did make it very, very difficult for the audience (in general) to accept the new Doctor.
8 hours, 5 minutes ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs Voyage of the Damned
@jamesanash101, Agent of the C.O.M.P.A.N.I.O.N.S @supermoff Sarah Jane's wave was poignant, and the music that played throughout the sequence was powerful, but the rest I can help but feel nothing but meh. :s The best part was Eleven's bombastic entrance, imo :P
8 hours, 13 minutes ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs Voyage of the Damned
I've grown to quite like The End of Time. It has an incredible number of faults, mostly in Part 1 (like that resurrection scene which is one of the most poorly written scenes ever imo) and for the life of me I cannot care for 10's overlong farewell tour, but that's mostly because I could never connect to the 10th Doctor.
That aside, it's pretty exciting, has one of the best and most unexpected cliffhangers in Doctor Who history, and the missile chase scene was a lot of fun! Plus Wilf. Will was brilliant, loveable and a pleasure to see return.
So because I dislike Voyage of the Damned, the End of Time it'll have to be!
8 hours, 55 minutes ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs Voyage of the Damned
The connections between the episode and Blake's poem was indeed quite weak, but I love it's implied connotations with the arc. I mean what with the fearful symmetry between Clara and the Doctor emerging throughout the series, plus the actual poem states " What immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry" which is a nice link to Missy. Probably mostly coincidental though.
9 hours, 42 minutes ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
No I think Forest will ultimately pull an Akhaten and develop a cult following.
10 hours, 3 minutes ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
Doctor Who can pull whatever mad science it wants for all I care, providing the story is worth telling or has some wonderful character moments on the side. It's fondness for mad, crazy ideas that no other show can even think of considering is the reason why I love this show so much.
11 hours, 44 minutes ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
@Stradiwhovius @supermoff It is indeed. it's morally compelling and really makes you think. Doppelgangers is a sci-fi genre done to death, but Doctor Who managed to give it a fascinating and fresh outlook with this intelligently written story.
11 hours, 47 minutes ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
@Notsosmartguy Doctor Who is a sea of mad, impossible things, and yet it surprises me constantly that this one is picked out over the multitude of other infringements. Must be its recency.
11 hours, 50 minutes ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
Fear Her is awful, but The Rebel Flesh / The Almost People is ridiculously underrated imo.
11 hours, 56 minutes ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
Oh it added to the fantasy, but a bit too much imo.
12 hours, 6 minutes ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
@Unibot I'd throw in Peter Harness too, who definitely took a brave decision as well. All three writers need a bit more love.
12 hours, 31 minutes ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
@Notsosmartguy It was the perfect sort of episode before the finale, that's a great point.
12 hours, 36 minutes ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
Though the biggest sin for me, more so than anything else, has to be the very poor realisation of London covered in forest. Of course, they're limited to a TV budget and everything, but not at any point (except that opening shot over Trafalgar Square) did I feel we were anywhere in London, one of the busiest cities in the world. The setting just looked precisely how they filmed it - in a forest, with bits of London here and there. A very poor realisation, but to be fair it's an incredibly ambitious one (to the extent it was beyond the show's capabilities).
But again, if one looks past things like this, there are many positives to be found in the episode.
12 hours, 37 minutes ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
It's hardly a masterpiece (far from it), but it was far from being awful. It certainly had its heart in the right place. It's science was all over the place, however, but frankly I can accept any degree of ludicrous science if the story is at least somewhat decent, which In The Forest of the Night was to some degree.
Yeah it went over the top with the environmentalism, and the plot didn't make that much sense, but it had some lovely concepts, some wonderful character moments and performances (and music too), and some truly fantastic dialogue (not all of it...lines like "the thought of you came to me" are just plain awful, and that entire final scene was poor, but I digress) , and there are many, many worse episodes than this one, at least in my opinion. So I can't help but feel it's a little underrated. Worst of the series by far, but underrated nonetheless.
12 hours, 52 minutes ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
@Gustaff @supermoff @Antee991166 Well that's very applicable! You're right, complete and utter NARM. Thank goodness the next time trailer for the finale acted as a good distraction from it...
12 hours, 53 minutes ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
@Gustaff @supermoff @Antee991166 What's "NARM" ?
12 hours, 56 minutes ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
@Antee991166 That last scene with her sister grated so much, ugh DX
I'd prefer an Easter special as then we'd actually get an extra episode, whilst a Halloween special would just be absorbed into the now Autumn broadcast window of the show.
17 hours, 14 minutes ago on The Christmas Conundrum
Called It :D Once again, great article :)
17 hours, 17 minutes ago on The Christmas Conundrum
@HitchcockWhovian Indeed, the ones with "Christmas" in the title seem to be the better ones; I hope that continues with "Last Christmas" :)
1 day, 6 hours ago on The Christmas Conundrum
@IrishPenmanship @supermoff Those people must exist but, as far as comments seem to indicate, they seem pretty seldom! Though to be honest I like and accept all the specials (bar Voyage) to some degree, just massively prefer the Moffat's ones. But I'm sure there are people who love all nine of them.
@IrishPenmanship @supermoff Clapped due to how good it was...right? :p
@sweiland75 That's it, you're on the naughty list! :P
@Notsosmartguy @Mikeyboss182 @supermoff I don't think they added much, but they were nice to see at least. And there was a very loose interpretation of the Nativity in there too, so that was kind of clever now that I think of it.
@IrishPenmanship @Notsosmartguy Yes, actually, that's a good idea. Now that the show broadcasts in the Autumn, it would make more sense to have a special in or around Easter to break up the gap between series, but the BBC are unlikely to do that as Christmas Day is such a ratings grabber. They could have both a Christmas and an Easter special (in a perfect world) but the cast are quite stretched as it is!
@Planet of the Deaf @Mikeyboss182 @supermoff @Notsosmartguy That was Raquel!? O.O
@Mikeyboss182 @supermoff @Notsosmartguy Ultimately I didn't feel the themes detracted anything from the episode. They didn't add anything, but certainly didn't take anything away, so their inclusion didn't matter to me personally. But still, it's Christmas Day - it should incorporate some Christmas themes.
@jamesanash101, Agent of the C.O.M.P.A.N.I.O.N.S Victorian Christmas is indeed a wonderful festive backdrop. Although Victorian England in general has been used to the point of excess in the past few years, another Victorian Christmas special at some point in the future would still be wonderful :)
1 day, 7 hours ago on The Christmas Conundrum