Adric the Genius
CyberDalek_11 has regenerated into Adric the Genius.
It's interesting how Moffat depicts the Anglican Church of the future as accepting agay marriage.
3 days, 8 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
It would be helpful if these statistics could be compared with the average proportion of non- heterosexual people in the population. The last time I checked the figure was around five or ten per cent though I could be wrong. If the proportions are similar then I am fine with the current level of LGBT representation. On another note, surely Vastra and Jenny would have struggled to find priest whom would marry them in Victorian London?
Perhaps my favourite TARDIS team: the Fifth Doctor, Adric, Nyssa and Tegan. I might consider purchasing it.
6 days, 19 hours ago on Review: The Fifth Doctor Box Set (Spoiler-Free)
@Clara Laurinda @Jenna Coleslaw @The Eleventh Doctor @Antee991166 It was called the Zero Room, and later it became the Zero Cabinet when it had to be destroyed for fuel to escape the big bang in Castrovalva.
1 week ago on Deep Breath Clip
Why not just call it Doctor Who Confidential?
1 week, 2 days ago on “Doctor Who Extra” Announced
The thing I dislike about Clara most is the fact that she is too similar to the other New Who companions: young, female, from the present and human. We have had these primary companions for almost ten years now. Perhaps it is time to introduce a primary, solitary male or alien companion instead?
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Popular / Unpopular Opinion: Clara Oswald
In the final comment, which Baker is he referring to? I'd assume that it's Tom, but I really hope it could be Colin.
4 weeks ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up
@floppy_who @TAFKA-A In a way, I think that the Sixth Doctor's outfit matched his personality. It made a statement; it was harsh and flamboyant; here was a man whom cared little of what you thought of his outfit.
1 month ago on Moffat on Capaldi’s “Grey-haired stick-insect” Look
@The Mind Probe Perhaps Foxes is the entertainment on the Orient Express?
1 month, 1 week ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8
@Moxx The Doctor seems quite content and is happy reading a book with his tea in an armchair at the start of the movie; he seems rather vexed and disturbed by the Master's reappearance and his quest to transport his body. Almost unwilling to act, in a way. Yet the regeneration leads to a new willingness for adventure. In fact, I would put it forward that perhaps the reason why he does not bother to check where he has landed, prior to being shot, is because he has been out of the action for so long.
1 month, 1 week ago on How does the TARDIS reflect the Doctor?
We have to remember that the McGann console room was actually first used by the Seventh Doctor. I think it suits him better; after many years he has settled down, making his home more comfortable.
I quite like the three 80s themes: the one from Tom Baker's final season to the Sixth Doctor's first full series, the theme for The Trial of a Time Lord and the Seventh Doctor theme. I especially like the use of an (electronic) harpsichord in the middle eight of the McCoy theme; it is such a nice contrast.
1 month, 1 week ago on The Importance of Doctor Who’s Theme Tunes
@Hibernus On a similar note, I've just finished reading Snowglobe 7, in which the Tenth Doctor and Martha battle giant furry spider-like creatures in a research dome in 2099 Dubai. The Doctor does not seem fazed by them at all.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on First 12th Doctor Novels Detailed
I have quite a lot of the Tenth Doctor novels, a fair number of the Eleventh Doctor ones and I have one Fourth Doctor novel. They're all excellent examples of Doctor Who, yet some stand out as my favourites, such as:
The Silent Stars Go By
Prisoner of the Daleks
Terror of the Zygons
Touched by an Angel
Prisoner of the Daleks is one of the best Dalek stories in any medium, with the Doctor travelling alone and many supporting characters being exterminated all around him. Slave labour features and there is no traditional companion figure, as that character meets a rather unfortunate end.
The Silent Stars Go By is a very festive story and is longer than the other novels; it features the Ice Warriors and another more ruthless enemy. The locals are very well written and their society is deeply explored. Rory excells and the Ice Warriors are excellent. Also, all of the chapter titles are named after Christmas carols or lines from them but yet they all fit very well with the subject matter. I find myself reading it almost every Christmas.
I have to say that I worry about episode 2. I like the Daleks very much, yet they never seem to kill anyone nowadays. They should show no mercy, being cunning and ruthless. Into the Dalek could be excellent if the Daleks actually do something evil, however if this is simply another appearance for the sake of it I will be most displeased.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown
@Hibernus It sounds quite similar to the work of Einaudi in style, especially the opening.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
@TardisBoy Thank you.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Series 8: New Teaser Trailer “I see into your soul, Doctor”
What was that last word which was said? I can't quite make it out.
Of course, this could increase the risk of spoilers escaping.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Series 8: Watch Deep Breath First
@RyanFee The plot thickens...
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave
@DrZalgo Perhaps taken by the Doctor as his new companion.
Look at Broadchurch. Eight episodes with one arc, with plenty of room for detailed character development. Even better, it featured countless Doctor Who stars, writers, producers and directors.
2 months ago on Is the Current Format a Serial Killer?
@Djornad I just hope that McGilliop returns as well. He was rather important in UNIT and the 50th Special.
2 months ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Returning Characters & Monster
@Beasts_a_Snarling @Adric the Genius I'm quite averse to change. Also, the humans survive to the year 100 trillion, without being Time Lords.
2 months ago on An Earthly Gallifrey
A few more deaths would be nice, especially in Dalek episodes. If children or other vulnerable characters were to be killed, this would perhaps increase the fear factor of the show and give it a darker tone.
2 months ago on Should Doctor Who Adopt a Darker Tone?
Remembrance of the Daleks: it is five o'clock or so, as stated by the television, in November, yet London is still very light outside. Why?
2 months, 1 week ago on WHOops! When Doctor Who Gets It Wrong
"You... killed Peri." This line from Trial of a Timelord easily shows Baker's skill with the role.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The Sixth Doctor: Five Favourites
I think the scene when the Doctor is rushing to save Peri in Mindwarp, yet he is taken away in his TARDIS by the Time Lords, is one of the best in the entire show. The Sixth Doctor's reaction to the scene is so sad and tragic: "You... killed Peri." Spoken in nothing more than a whisper, in this scene we realise how much the Doctor actually cared for Peri.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The 6th Doctor: What Worked & What Didn’t
Over the past year or so I have come to love the Sixth Doctor; the arrogance and brash nature which Baker depicts offers a welcome change from the charming, friendly Fifth Doctor. Colin Baker portrayed the Doctor with a difference: "I'm the Doctor, whether you like it or not."
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Happy Birthday, Colin Baker
Finally, new NSAs, perhaps my favourite Doctor Who novel series.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on First 12th Doctor Novels Detailed
I've had an idea which Moffat could have used for the monologue at the end of The Day of the Doctor. He could have had all of the surviving Doctors read parts of it, culminating in Matt Smith. That would bring them all into the special in voice.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
It's quite a nice arrangement of the theme tune; not suitable for use in the show, yet lovely and upbeat, perhaps matching the Capaldi dance moves it features.
If Moffat is handing out roles to celebrity fans, imagine if David Cameron was a huge fan of the show. I personally would enjoy an episode starring the current Prime Minister.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on The Fox in the Box: Thoughts on Foxes’ Casting
@ValerieValGinaHensley That may well be episode 7, as Lanzarote can look quite volcanic; the Doctor could be returning to Pompeii. However, he could also be returning to Lanzarote itself, as featured in the 1984 story Planet of Fire.
3 months ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE
@Baker Street… is the Moment! Personally, I'm glad that The Rings of Akhaten is so low. It is perhaps my least favourite episode of Series 7 and I dislike its, in my opinion, anti-religious overtones. Moreover, the Doctor and Clara destroy the God, the bedrock of Akhatenian society. Without it, what will happen? Vengence on Varos left us wondering what would happen given the removal of torture, yet Rings does not. Furthermore, I find it hard to believe that Clara's leaf was more powerful than the Doctor; he has as much importance and potential as it. It's quite arrogant of Clara to suggest that her leaf is "the most important leaf in human history". Anywho, this is just my opinion, and we are all entitled to our own.
3 months ago on The Top Stories & Doctors (According to DWM 2014)
@Antee991166 I thought that Adric, Nyssa and Tegan worked well. Even better would be to have four companions, like in the Series 6 opening story, with Amy, Rory, River and Canton.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Another New Companion for Series 8?
@Planet of the Deaf I'd rather have a new set of companions from Coal Hill School than to see those awful children from Series 7 return.
I don't think I'd be interested in the show if the companions were the sole focus of the show. Thank goodness we have had good Doctors.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Comparing the Female Companions of Revived Who
I wish we'd do away with this whole 'normal girl' theme. Abnormal people are much more interesting, such as Jack. They don't have to be likeable either to be interesting, such as Adric.
@Arcadiacentral Moreover, they are all human. There are other species in the universe as well, Mr Moffat.
@Galax Yes, kill Clara, and have the Daleks do it. This would make them demonic again. Also, she must not return if killed. There was no escape for Adric, so why should Clara get a happy ending?
This article highlights to me how similar and uninteresting the female companions of New Who are. They all seem to be the same, and lack any interesting characteristics. Also, they are all human. Why can't we have a little variety? My favourite companions still remain Harry Sullivan, Adric and Romana. Harry is highly amusing and his wonderful accent and chemistry with Sarah and the Doctor are brilliant. He is a true gentleman. Adric is interesting: a genius alien boy, rather arrogant and unlikeable to many. I see similarities between him and the young Doctor. Romana is truly the Doctor's equal, unlike Donna as suggested in this article. She is a Time Lady; it is excellent to see her more traditional Gallifreyan reactions to events.
I noticed some of the Tom Baker clips in The 12 Doctors were taken from an insurance advert he did.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
I'm sure that it was explained at some point (perhaps in expanded media) that the Doctor was simply trying to fool the Master.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on RTD: Fans Can’t Ignore “Half-Human” Doctor
I don't really see the need for a stunt double in this scene. I would have thought Capaldi would have been more than able to engage in combat.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: En Garde!
I will but this. Novels are one of my favourite Doctor Who mediums.
4 months ago on The War Doctor Returns in “Engines of War”
@Planet of the Deaf @Doctor What I think it would be quite amusing for Davies and Moffat to play two villains in the show. That would be rather amusing, and they have both already proved that they could act, simply look at their work in The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.
4 months, 1 week ago on Matt Smith: I’ll happily come back
I was watching BBC Two and a celebration show was on concerning the channel itself. One of The Hairy Bikers (Simon) spoke of how he used to work in make up in the BBC from 1980. He helped to create Sil's costume.
4 months, 1 week ago on Weird and Wonderful
Human Nature and The Impossible Planet were the difficult choices for me. In my opinion, they were both superior to Silence in the Library.
4 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Everything Else (Episodes 1-8)