20 year old from England, Whovian since 2005, and proud founder of the Clara Lovers and Respecters Association. Your resident DWTV statistician :)
Great article! On balance, most of these tracks are more impactful on their second use, such as Four Knocks, which I associate much more with Time of the Doctor than the End of Time, strangely :P
7 hours, 1 minute ago on Top 10 Reuses of Murray Gold’s Music
Happy birthday David! A superb all round actor ^.^
7 hours, 8 minutes ago on Happy Birthday, David Tennant!
I love both, but it's no contest. The sensational Matt Smith and his briliant 11th Doctor wins this for me, by a mile. But both sit happily amongst my favourites :)
21 hours, 35 minutes ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #5
Oh yes! I'm gonna put the "Don't even argue" track, or whatever it will ultimately be called, at the very end of the episode on infinite repeat <3
1 day, 2 hours ago on Series 8 Soundtrack Details, Date
Oh yes, finally :D Series 8 had such stunning music, with Murray Gold once again delivering a wide ranging and exciting score. I am so getting this!
1 day, 3 hours ago on Series 8 Soundtrack Details, Date
@Mark McCullough I'm sure the "team" refers to all executive producers, so like Brian Minchin as well.
1 day, 6 hours ago on Leaked Sony Emails Reveals Doctor Who Movie Plans
@NotsoSmartguy If if it was pure BBC writing fused with American funding and distribution, it would probably be brilliant. But I doubt the BBC would ever be given total creative control, and that is what concerns me. You guys are amazing at certain things, like Marvel films (seriously, they're incredible), but I don't think a lot of American writers could fully grasp the idiosyncrasies and charm of the show. I'm not saying no American can (for example, Joss Whedon could do a good job, imo), but, generally, I would have concerns with a general money-hungry film studio. And "americanisation" is a real concern of mine too, as it happened with the 1996 movie, which was written to appeal to American audiences and it was really quite awful in that respect.
@Russell T Dalek wants Eccleston to win It should be. Even if it's ultimately handled by the BBC, it would be funded independently of the TV show, and so it's continuity shouldn't be affected. Worst comes to worst, I think they'd just carry on pretending it never happened.
Still, this 8 year time line greatly intrigues me. It's very interesting to see that they have that planned that far in advance. But a Doctor Who film, if it were to happen, should be produced by the BBC itself (who have an excellent film subsidiary), and written by the incumbent writing team. Certainly, no Hollywood company should be given large creative control over such a project, as they will almost certainly mess it up.
The apparent lack of communication between each party here greatly concerns me. But what concerns me even more is that Sony is actually one of those parties. Doctor Who is not something that I think Hollywood could ever do justice to.
Oh, he was marvellous, wasn't he? Charismatic, enamouring, and yet positively oozing with evil and madness, Delgado's Master was a source of fascination as well as fear for six year old me watching Pertwee era VHS Tapes. Great article Gustaff!
1 day, 18 hours ago on Masterology Part 1 – The Suit
@Russell T Dalek wants Eccleston to win @allons_ywibblywobbly @supermoff @Malohkeh The Enigma of River Song, now that is perfection!
1 day, 19 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #4
@ilyootha @supermoff @Aztecs,Daleks&Cavemen Then my mathsy logical brain will implode.
1 day, 20 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #4
@allons_ywibblywobbly @supermoff @Malohkeh A fantastic track. But still doesn't compare to some of his Matt Smith era music.
@Aztecs,Daleks&Cavemen The latter. Everyone's facing everyone.
@Malohkeh A marooned cocoon is the Moon, and it'll soon bring doom.
(it wasn't a cocoon, but I needed my rhyme game to be strong :P)
@Malohkeh I agree, though all the Doctor themes pale in comparison to The Majestic Tale and I am the Doctor imo :P
1 day, 21 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #4
@The Joker That's an...interesting use of maths, I guess.
@Doctor Who-The Master I'm pretty sure the vast majority of people visiting this site will have seen both Doctors to some extent.
And purely on him being the current Doctor? So there's no room for people who think he's excellent - perhaps more so than Tennant - in his own right?
As 10 is getting a fair number of quotes, I'd thought I'd represent some of the brilliant dialogue from Capaldi's era so far:
Let me tell you about scared. Your heart is beating so hard, I can feel it through your hands. There's so much blood and oxygen pumping through your brain, it's like rocket fuel. Right now, you could run faster and you could fight harder, you could jump higher than ever in your life. And you are so alert, it's like you can slow down time. What's wrong with scared? Scared is a superpower. It's your superpower. There is danger in this room and guess what? It's you. Do you feel it? Do you think he feels it? Do you think he's scared? Nah. Loser. Turn your back on him.
Would you like to think that about me? Would that make it easier? I didn't know if I could save her. I couldn't save Quell, I couldn't save Moorhouse. There was a good chance that she'd die too. At which point, I would have just moved onto the next, and the next, until I beat it. Sometimes the only choices you have are bad ones. But you still have to choose.
I had a friend once. We ran together when I was little. And I thought we were the same. But when we grew up, we weren't. Now, she's trying to tear the world apart, and I can't run fast enough to hold it together. The difference is this. Pain is a gift. Without the capacity for pain, we can't feel the hurt we inflict.
I am not a good man! I am not a bad man. I am not a hero. And I'm definitely not a president. And no, I'm not an officer. Do you know what I am? I am an idiot, with a box and a screwdriver. Just passing through, helping out, learning. I don't need an army. I never have, because I've got them. Always them. Because love, it's not an emotion. Love is a promise.
@Malohkeh Oh my God XD You're right, it would be the best part XD
1 day, 22 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #4
@Silent_Angel Someone invent a dimension cannon; Cassandra-possessed Capaldi aside, this version of Series 2 sounds much better :P
@Malohkeh In some parallel universe, this happened. And that scares me.
@Malohkeh And I suppose, if it's one last chance to say it, Rose Tyler...shut up, shut up, shuttity-uppity up!!
Hmm, the Battle of the Scots. Well, for me at least, this battle is very easy. My least favourite Doctor of the revival against my current favourite. I vote for Twelve, and by a mile!
A weird one, but a part of me would be happy with a return of the Slitheen. Even with their obscenities (which, in a way, just made them disturbing as well as acting as comic relied), they're a pretty dark and interesting concept for an enemy, and were well characterised to boot.
Classically, I'd love a return of Omega. But the day he actually returns is the day the fandom goes into meltdown XD
2 days, 17 hours ago on 9 Foes That Are Due A Return
Hell to the yes for Fenric and some Rutans :)
2 days, 18 hours ago on 9 Foes That Are Due A Return
@DaftDalek @supermoff @TheNightmareChild is backing Ten @The Genie What Malokheh said. I personally don't think anything is lost, and people should start where they wanna start and watch what they wanna watch. But Series 5 is a much better hook than Series 1 in my experience and, dammit, I'm trying to convert people here XD
2 days, 19 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #3
@TheNightmareChild is backing Ten @supermoff @The Genie Fair enough. Each to their own. I started with Rose as well, and didn't look back. But I think The Eleventh Hour is much more appealing to a lot of people, and I can understand why.
@The Genie To be honest, in my history of introducing the show to American and other international friends, they've found The Eleventh Hour a much better jumping on point than Rose. All of them have gone back to Rose eventually, but I think it's important for people to start at the position they think is most appealing, and I can see why Rose would lack that for some.
@The Genie Fool me once...
2 days, 20 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #3
@TheNightmareChild is backing Ten @TheCyberDoctor Challenges DWTV in Evilness @supermoff Probably not me XD
2 days, 21 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #3
@MetamorphmagusWho @TheNightmareChild is backing Ten @supermoff I'm being extremely clever up here, and there's no one to stand around looking impressed! What's the point in having you all?!
All these beautiful little speeches being quoted...it really reminds me how beautifully scripted Eleven was throughout his era. Though, for something a bit different and another reason why I love Eleven:
"LOOK AT ME, I'M A TARGET!"
Even though we're joking...this conversation still pains me XD
@TheNightmareChild @supermoff I'd definitely put it in my top 100!
@TheNightmareChild @supermoff It's alright I guess ;)
Guys, sorry, but
you're way out of time. Now, come on. A bit of history for you. Aren't you
proud? Because you helped. Now, do you know how many people are watching this
live on the telly? Half a billion. And that's nothing, because the human race will
spread out among the stars. You just watch them fly. Billions and billions of
them, for billions and billions of years, and every single one of them at some
point in their lives, will look back at this man, taking that very first step,
and they will never, ever forget it...
You just raised an army against yourself and now, for a thousand generations,
you're going to be ordering them to destroy you every day. How fast can you
run? Because today's the day the human race throw you off their planet. They won't
even know they're doing it. I think, quite possibly, the word you're looking
for right now is oops. Run! Guys, I mean us. Run.
Quoting because Matt is awesome and gives me an excuse to mention Day of the Moon..hee hee :3
2 days, 22 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #3
@Doctavarium Well that worked out rather beautifully :)
I love both, but Matt will always be my Doctor <3
Well Doctor Who is hardly afraid of tackling controversial themes and ideas, despite the fact it is a family show. A lot of the stuff last series was far more edgy than this concept anyway.
3 days, 7 hours ago on Series 9 To Open With “Darkest ever plot”?
Seriously though, this would be a brilliant idea for a story, but it just doesn't seem to fit at all with what we know to date. I mean, we barely know anything at all to be fair, but you know what I mean. I could be wrong, but I think they're either spouting rubbish as per usual, or they've mixed up the opener with another story in the series. Probably the former.
3 days, 8 hours ago on Series 9 To Open With “Darkest ever plot”?
*consumes all the salt*
article Mark, as normal. I can break down the reasons why I love 12 into two
humour. With lines like "Top layer, if you want to say a few
words", "Could you
hurry up please or I'll hit you with my shoe." and"Shut up! Just shut up, shut up, shut up, shuttity
up up up!", and so many, many more, Capaldi is
incidentally the funniest of the modern Doctors in my opinion. That dry,
acerbic wit is utterly joyous.
relationship with Clara. I know I've said this a billion times to the point it
must seem tedious to some, but I simply adore Clara and 12's relationship, as
the mutual characterisation between them brings out the best - and worst - in
each other, and it's fascinating to see explored. Neither take anything away
from each other, as a development for either character benefits the other in
tandem. Clara brings out 12's sensitive and more caring side, which is sweet
beyond words like I said the other day, and both seem to be turning into each
other. So I think Clara's role this series has been paramount in exploring this
new trickier Doctor, and I hope to see more between this incredible pair.
3 days, 18 hours ago on Why I Love The Twelfth Doctor
@TheNightmareChild @supermoff @ilyootha The only thing getting complex around here is the stats boy.
3 days, 19 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #2
@ilyootha You're...err..you're doing it perfectly :P
@PaddyB I was 10 when I watched Parting of the Ways, my first regeneration, and I don't remember feeling any emotion at all. To be honest, I was so engrossed with the character that I was grateful that he simply found a way to survive, rather than caring about the actor behind the character. At least, that's how I felt then.
3 days, 20 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #2
@TheNightmareChild *sues* :p
@MrRazza celebrates the emergence of 12 @ilyootha Mr Sass-a makes his return :P
3 days, 21 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #2
@TheCyberDoctor Hates Face-Offs @supermoff Indeed! Some truly incredible characterisation there :)
3 days, 22 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #2