Adric the Genius
CyberDalek_11 has regenerated into Adric the Genius.
@The Mind Probe Perhaps Foxes is the entertainment on the Orient Express?
2 days, 2 hours 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.
3 days, 15 hours 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 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 week, 2 days 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 week, 3 days ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown
@Hibernus It sounds quite similar to the work of Einaudi in style, especially the opening.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Weird and Wonderful
@TardisBoy Thank you.
2 weeks, 6 days 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.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Series 8: Watch Deep Breath First
@RyanFee The plot thickens...
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave
@DrZalgo Perhaps taken by the Doctor as his new companion.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave
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.
3 weeks, 3 days 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.
3 weeks, 4 days 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.
3 weeks, 4 days 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.
3 weeks, 5 days 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?
1 month 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.
1 month, 2 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.
1 month, 2 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."
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Happy Birthday, Colin Baker
Finally, new NSAs, perhaps my favourite Doctor Who novel series.
1 month, 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.
1 month, 3 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.
1 month, 3 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.
1 month, 3 weeks 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.
1 month, 3 weeks 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.
2 months, 1 week 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.
2 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.
2 months, 2 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.
2 months, 2 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.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: En Garde!
I will but this. Novels are one of my favourite Doctor Who mediums.
2 months, 3 weeks 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.
3 months 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.
3 months 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.
3 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Everything Else (Episodes 1-8)
Captain Jack would be the ideal character to notice Capaldi's similarity to Frobisher. It seems like an opportunity which is being missed.
3 months ago on Barrowman on Jack’s Future: There’s a lot more to tell
I maintain that The Poison Sky is better than The Angels Take Manhatten, primarily for the over focus upon Amy rather than Rory. However, it did not have much competition, so no doubt it would win.
3 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Dream Run (Episodes 1-8)
3 months, 1 week ago on Happy Birthday, David Tennant!
On the note of celebrations, Murray Gold's work on Doctor Who made Number 291 on Classic FM's Hall of Fame 2014, the top 300 pieces of classical music as voted for by the British Public. This is quite an honour for Gold.
Here's the link: http://halloffame.classicfm.com/2014/chart/position/291/
Given that this is the so-called "nightmare" run, it just shows to me how good even the worst episodes of the revival are.
3 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Nightmare Run (Episodes 1-8)
Robin Hood was most likely not real, so why include him? It may be explained however, or done well enough to be true to history.
3 months, 1 week ago on Series 8 Filming: A Merry Day
“No, not the mind probe.”
If I had a list of best Doctor Who quotes then this one would be up there with "Hello, can you help me? I'm a spy."
3 months, 1 week ago on The Fifth Doctor: Five Favourites
" I’m counting two. Two. Two! And both of them were from Victory of the Daleks, both being nameless canon fodder. Wow."
This really highlights what is wrong with the Daleks at the moment: the lack of extermination. To become scary and powerful again the Daleks must kill. They must kill children in the traditional Daleks way, and even torture their victims. It is necessary to repair the damage caused by the Dalek stories of the Smith era. In The Day of the Doctor, the Daleks had time to kill those Time Lord children, whilst they were begging for mercy. These species are bitter enemies, why would they hesitate? Still, the stories themselves are quite good.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Unpopular Opinion: Asylum of the Daleks