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@Clara Bosswald wants a Kate Stewart Spin-off @NightRises so anything that transgender people find offensive is transphobic?? dont think thats true...
5 hours, 34 minutes ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@not764 please dont tell people that they have no business watching the show just because the way they view it differs from the way you view it. you are not god and its extremely patronizing. also,there are so many arguments against a female doctor clearly people dont not like the idea just because they dont like the idea. they dont like the idea because in their opinion, based on what theyve seen, it will damage the show more than it will enhance it.
5 hours, 36 minutes ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
just because someone doesnt want a female doctor does NOT make them sexist in any way. to be honest, the doctor is my favorite fictional character and i associate and relate to him more than any other character. as a guy, i am obviously going to relate more to male characters so its understandable that i wouldnt want the change. ofcourse, the show isnt made just for me, and women deserve role models on tv. so i do understand where people who want the change are coming from. but my enjoyment of the show would, i thinkm be lessened so obviously im not going to advocate the change. also, as much as i love moffatt and the other writers, i dont have faith in them to not turn the doctor into a flirt machine.
5 hours, 54 minutes ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
agreed. i loved Gomez's performance, and i loved how she wanted her friend back. but death in heaven didnt really bring the master back. where was the power lust? where was the sense of control? Gomez is an extension of Simm's master. i want a master who isnt bananas and does what he does because he genuinely thinks him being in power would be a positive force for good in the universe. i didnt mind the master being a woman, but i did feel like some of the parallels between the enmity of ages became lost or atleast harder to see. but i desperately hope that they never make the same move with the doctor. i know the show is about change, but i would feel the loss of the doctor's gender. as a guy, i find it easier to sympathise and relate to male characters. ofcourse, the show isnt made for me, but the doctor is a character i have grown accustomed to and while i would enjoy watching a female doctor, it is such a big part of my life and the character is one which i feel i relate to so much that a gender change would be very difficult for me to accept. certainly, the doctor is my favorite fictional character. ofcourse, girls should have female role models aswell, and they get those. in the form of companions. there is also an element that guys in the modern world are encouraged to be macho and violent, and the doctor acts as a counterpoint for those forces. if the doctor remained the same, merely female, i feel like the character would be less powerful in terms of how it effects people's lives because violence isnt really something encouraged in girls anyway. ofcourse, there is the element that it would be representative of the transgender community which are underrepresented by television, but i feel as though the regeneration process would be an oversimplification of the problems that transgender people face in the world and i dont have faith that the writers would be able to do justice to this in the character development. after all, Missy's change wasnt even mentioned which seems very strange to me. i also doubt that the writing team would be able to do the change without turning the doctor into a river-esque flirt machine.
1 day, 3 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@Romanadvoratrelundar is looking for Gallifrey @YaelMoise @LGwalchmai95 you can win, you just need a happy medium between being intelligent and resourceful and imprinting youself on the doctors timeline and being the only character to meet the doctor pre unearthly child...twice! also, does Clara really have a lot of development? all i can think is that she goes from wanting to travel with the doctor to really wanting to travel with him. and she gets briefly upset when Danny dies. is there anything else?
1 day, 5 hours ago on A Hint on Jenna Coleman’s Future?
please can she not stay to series 9???? she was one of my few criticisms of series 8 and i dont know if i can handle another series of her. in RTD, we always had atleast 1 main character change per series. now i prefer Moffatt over RTD, but i really dont like how long characters have been staying. atleast with Amy and Rory there were two of them and River which justified the extended development. but Clara is really starting to annoy me and i know that a lot of people really love her but not me please can she leave.
when i think of the master, i think of Ainley. its just me, and i know that the others were all great, but iv always felt like hes in control of a situation. the others were the same ofcourse, but this was especially apparent to me with Ainley.
2 days, 22 hours ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)
i somehow doubt that santa will be too cringy and childish. while in theory it sounds like a horrible idea to me, i have faith that Moffatt will deliver. also, the CiN scene was actually quite clever dialoguewise so im sure itll be fine.
3 days, 18 hours ago on Christmas Special: Santa is Real, Not Evil
i think they should have left Clara with the beautiful ending in death in heaven. she doesnt deserve a happy ending after the way she treated Danny, and i dont think she really needs one. also shes one of my least favorite companions so obviously i want her to leave. but, if shes staying after xmas, i think they should kill her off in episode 4. just imagine suddenly killing off a main character mid series with no build up or anything. that would create a sense of threat and consequence that Moffat seems to be aiming for. also itd be especially tragic after she repeatedly almost left the doctor but couldnt do it.
4 days, 20 hours ago on Moffat Can’t Confirm Jenna Coleman for Series 9
voted series 8, but series 5 was VERY close.
4 days, 22 hours ago on Finale Face-Off (Series 1-8)
i really wish that the silence had been more of a series 6 presence. and also, the headless monks need to return. i dont agree with all of Moffatt's decisions, but overall, i think hes probably the best writer the show has ever had.
4 days, 22 hours ago on Moffat’s Best Monsters, Tricks & Stories (So Far)
i would like a brighter console room perhaps, or a console room a but like 8's. but i think the main thing is that the next TARDIS is different from what weve had before. maybe its time for the suspended console as was planned before the show was cancelled in the 80s
5 days, 22 hours ago on Capaldi Hoping for New TARDIS
@Strontium i agree with almost everything you say except that this year has been my favorite musicwise. other series have had overpowering music which tells you what to think whereas now its more subtle and allows good storytelling to do its work. also Capaldi's theme is my favorite of any other theme it feels really heroic and suits 12 very well.
5 days, 22 hours ago on BBC Declares Series 8 A Triumph
saying that, it is infinitely better than the, in my eyes, horrific journeys end. that finale should be right down at the bottom imo
6 days, 20 hours ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 7
the problem is this story lacks any real tension or development. i think we all loved seeing the past doctors (though i wish we hadnt seen hartnell pre unearthly child as i felt it took away from his mystery). but the middle of the story is slow. i dont hate tha paternoster gang, but i dont like them especially. and i think enjoyment of this episode was hindered by that. i also dont really like Clara so thats another element. there were some fantastic visuals and ideas but they werent expanded upon nearly enough. we saw the doctor's grave! they could have had statues of past incarnations and a general homage to 50 years. instead we got a mediocre giant TARDIS. and the whispermen had so much potential but did nothing. River was ok, im really meh about her character though. iv said this before, but i think that this episode should have been a 2 parter and fused with jttcott and maybe even drs wife. this would have allowed the narrative time to breath and develop real tension. name of the doctor is a great character piece, with some cool multi doctor awesomeness. but as a narrative it fails to deliver imo.
i really liked this episode. it wasnt perfect, but theres never a dull moment as the pace is just so fast. my only complaint is that the silence were underused and as a 2 parter we could have really used the setting of all of time and had the silence as a proper, strong organisation. i quite like River, but this was for me her weakest episode. she just sort of flirts with the doctor and only has one serious moment when shes about to kill him. i really liked the reveal as i didnt see it coming, but i understand if you had worked it out itd be annoying. maybe we could have had more returning characters just to make the appearance of the tesselecta seem less important. also i love the chess scene and Gatiss is just pure class in the short time he is given.
1 week ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 6
i really feel like companions are staying too long. even if i liked Clara, id find that a new companion shakes things up and allows us to see a new side to the doctor. until Clara came along, all we had as a perspective on 11 was awe and series 7b really felt different and new because of Clara. i really hope that Clara doesnt stay into series 9 shes one of my least favorite companions and i wouldnt want my favorite companions to stay this long. also, she had a beautiful send off in death in heaven which ended her character perfectly. yes it was tragic, but after she lied to Danny and betrayed the doctor, it was really what she deserved.
1 week, 1 day ago on 2014 Christmas Special: Children in Need Clip
@TheOncomingHurricane @supermoff @BJAMES @Malohkeh ATCM is my favorite dr who story of all time lol.
1 week, 3 days ago on Moffat on Series 8 Ratings: There is no drop-off
@Second Doctor really?! you think it should just end?? in 2 years???? dr who has always changed and i dont see why it should end because a theme has concluded. the time war theme is pretty much gone arguably. should the show have ended there? the thing about dr who is its perhaps the only show which could literally go on indefinitely. with so many potential stories untouched, and so many directions to go in, why would anyone want it to actually end. in fact, i think dr who should go on as long as possible because the doctor, thematically, should never end. he has been stuck doing the same old thing, always running all his life. hes an addict. the tragedy of the doctor is that there is no end. and that is beautiful.
ummmmmm im really mixed on this. its a solid narrative and as with most 2 parters, imo, the best part was the first part. as i passionately dislike Rose (sorry!) I cant say that i enjoyed her blowing holes in the universe just to be with the doctor. but the fact that Rose is so divisive does, to me, suggest that shes interesting as a character. but i quite liked her ending in doomsday, even if i was desperately hoping shed be sucked into the void. but that was definitely destroyed by series 4. i think the cliffhanger where we see the daleks was beautifully shot and i remember being so excited to see what i assumed to be a dalek supreme. the dalek/cyber banter was on point. "this is not war this is pest control." yes can we have another showdown please??? im in the cyber camp, though i accept that tha parallel cybermen would have no chance against the daleks. the new ones would probably lose initally, but then upgrade. and then we'd be in for a battle of a lifetime. i could just imagine loads of daleks screaming trimuphantly that they were superior. then theyre beams stop working and a cyberman just says "upgrade in progress." the s$^t gets real.
1 week, 3 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 2
really not a fan of the masters since Jacobi but i appreciate alot about their characters they just dont feel mastery to me. but the whole friendship thing in death in heaven seemed like a step in the right direction and to me the fact that they couldnt be friends was the saddest part of the episode. i wish they had acknowldged the cross-sex regeneration more. if they want to canonise it, atleast provide some sort of explanation instead of pretty much ignoring it. but i loved death in heaven and gave it a 10 so cant complain lol. and while dark water is the better episode, Utopia's master reveal was so perfect i remember being like 10 and jumping around my friend's living room with excitement.
1 week, 5 days ago on Your Verdict on Dark Water & Episode Ranking
HIT! within around 4 episodes he was already my favorite over McCoy, and i didnt even like the 1st four eps that much. honestly, Capaldi is perfect for the part and delivers his lines perfectly. but the writing is of the doctor iv always wanted to see. it really questions who the doctor is. im really hoping the theme of self discovery continues into series 9 its done wonders for series 8!
1 week, 6 days ago on Poll: Capaldi’s Doctor – Hit or Miss?
10/10, ngl i really hope Clara doesnt come back, i know she almost certainly will but that ending cannot be topped. also, did anyone else think Nick Frost was Rory at first they sound very similar?
2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven
Amy and Rory are my favorite companions so im glad Amy wasnt killed by Rory in Pandorica opens. but, that was a beautiful death scene which was truly truly tragic for all involved. If Danny is upgraded, we sould be in a very similar position. perhaps this time Moffatt will go through with it?? i know a lot of people want Clara to stay, but i really feel like Dark Water saw her character peak. so killing her now, imo, would be 100% the right thing to do. PLEASE?!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Death in Heaven Clip
sounds a bit like amys choice which is good as it is one of my favorite episodes of all time, possibly my second favoirte! the sad thing about Amy's choice is that the ending makes it really hard for a dream lord return :/ though nothings impossible...
2 weeks, 1 day ago on 2014 Christmas Special Plot Hints
do humans remember the cybermen? or was that undone by big bang?
@AB1992 there is absolutely nothing sexist about not wanting a female master and i would happily express my opinions about the new incarnation in the workplace. i love Gomez, but i feel that the decision to change his gender was wrong as Moffat doesnt (imo) write most of his female characters very interestingly, Amy Pond and early River Song being the exceptions. I also have trouble finding room for this regeneration within the show's canon, though i wont mind this if we get a decent explanation. i feel like the parallels are harder to see between the doctor and the master if they are different sexes and the dynamic between the characters has subsequently changed in a way that i dont like. does this view make me sexist? no.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change
@Kathrin Lily Franke @gunslinger19 ummm if unhinged perhaps, but the sheer level of insanity on the surface of Simms and Gomez kinda bores me. the best Simms master moment was that phone call with the doctor in Sound of Drums. the master ended up raging, but it was all complimented with a slow build up in which he was calm and collected, expertly manipulating the doctor's emotions and showing the amount of control he possessed by the fact that when the Master says run, the doctor must obey.
@Planet of the Deaf @gunslinger19 yehh i agree im not saying safe is a good thing. as great as Dance would have been, it wouldnt have felt very ambitious.
but Dark water i think is by far the better episode even though i love Utopia.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Face-Off: Utopia vs Dark Water
as a reveal/master incarnation, Utopia wins at every level. Gomez is very good but a little predictable and shes annoyingly unhinged. Jacobi is perhaps my favorite Master and he was only the master for a few minutes which was a massive shame. really want him back, Day of the Master anyone???
I really feel like the Charles Dance rumours damage Missy's reception because as great as she is, shes no Tywin Lannister lol. saying this, i think Dance would have essentially have been a very safe choice for the role and Gomez is definitely a bold choice if nothing else. really unhappy that shes stil unhinged though was hoping they might iron that out of the character atleast for a while.
@Admin short for Administrator! @gunslinger19 ohhhh ok thanks that makes sense
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Death in Heaven Advance Review
in day of the doctor Kate refers to Clara's last visit. this, i assume means that this episode takes place before Day of the Doctor. i guess that means that they wont reference the zygons and Osgood and the others wont have met the doctor? or maybe im confusing myself. ah well guess we'll find out. and this review has excited me a lot really loving the darker direction of the series! thougn it is a shame about Seb as he stole the show in Dark water :/ really hope Capaldi gets to meet him atleast.
@markdaventry @YaelMoise hopes Seb lives! @Exalos honestly, there are good arguments on a philosophical level in favor of there being a god of some sort. what created the universe? it must have been something. and a sentient force is as good an explanation as any other. whereas there are no arguments in favor of father christmas being real. i dont necessarily believe in a god, but an imaginary friend is generally accepted to be imaginary and a god is a far more serious concept with entirely different connotations. the idea that believers should be ridiculed is alsoi nonsense. your belief that there is no god is equally absurd. where did everything come from? whatever the answer, it is either a god or not a god and for it not to have been a god makes no sense. obviously for it to have been a god also makes no sense. but your attitude is intolerant and arrogant.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on BBC Defends Dark Water Complaints
i really hope she starts calling herself mistress rather than Missy. that would make her seem more mastery to me and the deviation of sex kind of makes her feel like a new character anyway.
thats why i hope we see a regeneration from Simms to her to solidify her incarnation. the problem i have with Missy is, and Gomez is a wonderful actress, but shes everything that i dont want the Master to be. shes unhinged, cruel, over confident and most importantly, she doesnt have a very powerful persona. she may be in a position of power, but her responses to dialogue indicate that she can be manipulated which undermine what i think the master should be. i know that this is an accurate depiction of what the master has been, but i really thought the next Master might be an improvement with some real moral ambiguity, a truly powerful presence and strong parallels with the doctor.
i hate to say it, but i really dont like newwho's masters. as characters in their own right, they are really good. but as Masters, they are let downs to me. still, im sure one day there will be a Master i can enjoy given that the show changes to much.
also, i doubt that Missy is a proper Master regeneration. i suspect he stole someones body Tremas/ Movie style and that happened to be a woman's. it just seems unlikely that the Master would randomly regenerate into a woman naturally when it has never been seen before in the history of the who.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on A Study of Regeneration: Lord or Lady?
@BeyondThePolice @ElyotWren the episode definitely explored the idea.
@cburdette82 as a Brit, i have a good idea of your confrontation of issues on a 'night'ly basis. it just so happens that as our government has a nationalized tv broadcasting company (an idea i support completely) that we have to consider what we show to kids is something representative of the electorate rather than the whims of the market. i loved the episode, but its silly to suggest that the BBC should be showing television which is inaccessible to younger viewers which overtly undermine a parent's right to raise a their child in their own way. some parents may be upset because they wanted to introduce the concept of death to a child in their own way. i completely disagree with anyone who complained about this episode. but this is nothing to do with them being British and if they feel offended then they are right to complain. us British have no less of a culture which explores issues such as death or violence than any other nation. infact, we have one which does so more so than perhaps any other nation what with our nation's history of death and violence etc.
voted dr who, but GoT is just as good so kind of feel bad. theyre not really comparable but doctor who could really learn alot from GoT in terms of characterization. GoT characters are relatively simple but all the better as a result because it creates serious thematic focus that i often find doctor who lacks. also, GoT has a fantastic shock factor that doctor who cannot combat in any way. even as a book reader who knows whats about to happen GoT shocks me every time. on the other hand, GoT has, imo rarely produced anything as good as doctor who in its finest moments. while GoT is certainly the more consistent show, with many many epic scenes and episodes, episodes like dark water, mummy, blink, day of the doctor, midnight, A town called Mercy, most of remembrance and genesis and war games and talons and Pandorica and impossible planet and day of the moon still outclass Game of Thrones. so i think i prefer dr who. by like the tiniest possible margin. really glad breaking bads not on this list lol.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Doctor Who Battling Game of Thrones
just saying, i very much doubt that the master just regenerated into a woman. at most, this has been referenced in the shows mythos and it seems unlikely that no on screen characters would have regenerated into the opposite sex. the doctor was given the choice of becoming a woman but that was a synthetic regeneration. and as for the Corsair, any number of events could have occured resulting in a cross-gender regeneration. im not saying that it cant be done, merely that i dont think it can be done without some extent of external interference causing it. given that the master has stolen people's bodies before, it seems likely to me that he stole the body of a woman rather than regenerating from Simms to Gomez.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on 2nd Opinion: Dark Water
"well this is a bit exciting"- Seb.
"Isnt this exciting"- Gus.
coincidence? i think not.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Death in Heaven Radio Trailer
@Gustaff i imagine someone managed to steal a key, tried to destroy it and the doctor would comfort Clara by saying, "dont worry, it would take molten lava to destroy a Tardis key!"
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Dark Water Review
i think people need to stop calling people who think that the doctor and the master should remain a man sexist. there is nothing sexist about such an opinion.
3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water
im hoping that Missy will start calling herself Master or atleast Mistress again otherwise it doesnt feel like the Master has really returned.
@BoneyardBetty @gunslinger19 iv always felt that there was a romantic element between the doctor and the master, particularly from the master's side of things but also from the doctor "you could be so beauiful." but both characters have likely hid any feelings because they are arrogant people and would likely see it as an affront to their masculinity on some level. this barrier is no longer there, there is always a potential for romance and when characters are getting off with eachother all over the place, theres quite a bit of potential,
calling it now first scene of next week will be UNIT showing up and fighting the cybermen.
on reflection, i do have one problem with a female master. i was thinking as i was watching that despite the return of this villain i love, it just didnt feel like the master had returned. but i didnt dislike the performance. in fact i preferred it to Simm's incarnation. i think the problem is that when the doctor and the master are the same gender, it makes it easier to see the brilliant parallels between the two characters. having them as different genders, with a potential for romance, somehow takes away from the Doctor/Master dynmic in my opinion. saying this, i loved Gomez's interpretation and i felt like this was the best episode of the best season ever. seriously hoping that next week will stay this strong we could be looking at the best story of all time.
this was so perfect! i was hoping Missy wasnt the Master, but having scene her performance im sold. Seb was the best thing about this episode as well he was great "looks like someone donated their body to science" think this was the funniest episode ever. i loved the way it dealt with the afterlife, so horrific! and i genuinely felt bad for Danny and Clara. so about the cybermen, what is in it for Missy? i am very excited for next week now forgot how hard 2 parters are on me emotionally.
i like it when songs are in doctor who, but im really hoping they dont play white noise by disclosure
3 weeks ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #2)