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@pyroclasticflow @gunslinger19 merry was undoubtedly a fantastic singer, but i wouldnt say her performance was better than good. it certainly was good, perhaps due to the actor's previous public exposure, but it wasnt stunning. i feel as though the fact that she was an alien child gave her an advantage over other child actors as she didnt need to behave in a human way. therefore, and irregularity would be explained away as her being an alien. aditionally, she had decent make up which gave her a more interesting face. so while i dont mind Merry, i dont find her to be a useful example in this case.
22 hours, 20 minutes ago on Won’t Somebody Think of the Children!?
to be fair, i feel that as much as a fairly solid actor jenna is, Capaldi is much more facially overbearing and without the extra screen time i feel like she wouldnt get much attention. i voted for yes she is because im not a fan of Clara and i feel like the scenes with the doctor are just so good that we need to give him as much screen time as possible. saying this, im sure Capaldi will stick around for a while and jenna might be gone (hopefully imo) by christmas or atleast by series 10 so in the bigger picture 12 will get the limelight he deserves.
1 day, 10 hours ago on Poll: Is Clara Overshadowing the Doctor?
the problem isnt that the acting is bad. sometimes it is bad but thats beside the point. the problem is that no writer has managed to create a believable, likable or interesting child character. even the best example, probably young Amelia, struggles to overcome stupid dialogue. for example, "dear santa, its easter now so i hope i didnt wake you." and she would have been scared by this man and would not have just allowed him to mess up the kitchen. and she is widely regarded as the best performance! the issue imo is that writers tend to be older and they dont get the younger generation. were not a load of selfish, arrogant, supercreative, superindependant annoyingly sassy idiots. they write 15 year olds like 12 year olds. and they write 12 year olds like 9 year olds. iv never felt that any child actor has given anything more than a solid performance, and theyve never been amazing. you often here people saying they were good for their age which is basically true. i basically think that unless they are very plot relevant, kids should just not be part of the show in any major way. so Amelia and rupert are fine. solid performances and they needed to be there. the others? not so much.
1 day, 11 hours ago on Won’t Somebody Think of the Children!?
@ElyotWren @GallifreyAcademy sorry but Angie was pretty bad. i acc really liked NIS but i find it hard to watch it because of her. i dont think the actress did a terrible job. i just think that adults find writing children very difficult. they normally come across as a sort of caricature of what teenagers are. adults tend to view teenagers as grumpy, insecure and volatile whilst also being inordinately creative and innocent. in reality, very few children are anything like this. as a teenager, i generally cant deal with most child characters. this is a problem not just in dr who. i find it rears its head in game of thrones, walking dead etc so Moffatt cant be blamed. its just that they are so hard to write and honestly children rarely give stunning performances so the writing is generally what really matters.
1 day, 15 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Clip
Capaldi is already my favorite doctor. in fact, i think he was probably my favorite doctor somewhere around the Sherwood/ listen mark. i don't even think hes that unlikable. i think, on a moral level, he is perhaps the least dark of any doctor.
he doesnt pretend to be some great alien who saves people. he is perhaps the most honest incarnation. is it a good thing that past doctors would have stopped to comfort people on the orient express after someone had died? they couldn't afford to waste time. the doctor saved their lives by making sure they stayed on target. by sacrificing his own 'likability,' 12 is being truly merciful. and truly not being cruel or cowardly. doctors like Smith and Troughton would hide (cowardly) behind a mask of childish innocence. but the calculating professor always lurked beneath, even in the most light-hearted of romps. take the doctor's cold blooded murder (cruel) of Solomon the Trader in dinosaurs on a spaceship for an example. while most doctors have found showmanship to be the best form of attack (take the Pandorica speech or Colin Baker's costume or seven's rhetoric). this doctor doesnt pretend hes stronger than he is. he doesnt constantly make speeches about himself or feel the need to big himslef up. this could come from what can be seen as self esteem issues, but perhaps its just a doctor who is tried of the charade.
this is the most stripped back incarnation, as Moffatt said.
series 8 has brought back some wonderful characteristics from the time lord that have been absent in recent times. take his curiosity. 10 displayed some signs of this in Utopia for example. but not since Hartnell have we seen someone so willing to risk peoples lives to know the truth. certainly, there are clear parallels between listen and the daleks. it is fitting that such parallels between one and 12 should exist as they are both initial incarnations of new regeneration cycles.
but the main thing i notice about 2, is that he is a fundamentally different doctor. never before has the show seen the likes of Capaldi's incarnation. you can call it a break from tradition. and not everyone will like that. but wasnt Troughton a break from the Hartnell tradition? wasnt Tom Baker too young and 6 too strangly and Mcgann too flirty and 9 was dressed in cool clothes like what the hell! tradition holds things back. Capaldi has launched the show into its next 50 years in a brand new, interesting, original, unique direction. and i couldnt be happier with series 8 or how it bodes for the future.
1 day, 20 hours ago on Who is the Twelfth Doctor?
@ADeviousTree sorry, most teenagers are not like Courtney. she was more acurate than angie, but as a tennager i kept cringing at what she did, particularly with the whole tumblr instagram thing
2 days, 19 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review
my problem with Clara isnt that she has massive flaws. in fact i like this about her because no ones perfect and tv should reflect this. id be annoyed if my friend of my own age turned into an older person. it would be unsettling and i wouldnt feel comfortable around them. that in itself doesnt make her shallow. my problems with Clara are that she is constantly idolised by the doctor and (more annoyingly) Murray Gold's score. furthermore, her dialogue is generally vile imo as it comes across as forced and really cocky. most of what she says is so silly and shes really very immature. i feel as though her character is being forced down our throats constantly. in Deep Breath, the emphasis on her being a control freak was way too high, especially as shes not really even a control freak. sometimes shes presented as a control freak but not consistantly. she always saves the day in frankly silly ways, into the dalek being the worst offendor. how could she work out how to reboot a daleks memory. and why were there even buttons? and yes, the effect on the doctor's history is too much. more than anything, i wish those things had never been explored. but the fact that Clara was the one to do it angers me. every time that Clara has interfeared with the doctor's past, some of the doctor's mystery and magic vanished for me. im hoping shes left by series 9. and I hope Capaldi gets more to do next year hes so great but a i feel a better TARDIS team will bring out his true brilliance. despite my complaining, series 8 is still my favorite series of all time.
3 days, 15 hours ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”
literally not sure. i want to say mummy because it was the better narrative. both had brilliant villains. but flatline had the hand scene and the doctor speech. think im gunna have to go with mummy but actually so close. defo my favorite 2 episodes of series 8
4 days, 13 hours ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline
just saying i dont think that 12 is any darker or less relatable than the other incarnations. if anything, hes a more honest incarnation who, unlike many of his predecessors, always tries to do the right thing. where eleven worked as a trickster, rarely admitting his flaws even to his own companions, 12 knows how dangerous he is and dislikes creating any illusions otherwise. in a way, 12 is the least dark doctor of them all.
4 days, 15 hours ago on 2nd Opinion: Flatline
@the Doctor's euphonium @gunslinger19 they dont have to be time lords and i doubt that they will ever be revealed to be. however, until it is said otherwise they could be and its an interesting thought. i think it would add to the story because the doctor inadvertently scuppers his own efforts.
5 days, 14 hours ago on Flatline Review
does anyone else think that the weight shift caused by the doctor's cocky dance after the adams family moment was what made the TARDS trip over? that moment should really have been included btw
6 days, 11 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline
@Antee991166 @gunslinger19 @supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. yeh most do. i just really want to see a master like the one i described id love to see what the doctor would make of that!
6 days, 12 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline
@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @gunslinger19 i agree, in fact i could not agree more. but the problem i have is that i dont believe that anyone can truly be good or bad. they merely do good or bad things. its one of my few issues with doctor who. characters like Fenton seem completely evil for the sake of it. my biggest issue is the Master. hes portrayed as evil. but itd be much more interesting to see a man who genuinely wants to help the greater good. he just thinks that his ascent into power is what will achieve that. if some people get in the way, they can suffer the consequences. thats much more interesting than a master who kills people for fun and rejoices in causing other people petty misfortune. take the daleks. they have been presented as pure evil, but they believe that they are the only pure race and their philosophy prevents them from even entertaining the idea that non daleks are not disgusting and deserving of life.
i felt that Fenton was somewhat overly nasty. some people are like that, but a probation worker being that horrible? seems unlikely and actually quite boring. after the doctor and Clara's initial judgement of Fenton, i was kind of hoping that he would prove them wrong by showing a genuine wish to help the people in his care. what weve got was just a disgusting individual with no redeeming qualities other than a pretty good accent. and then he couldve been killed which wouldve been heartbreaking and highlight how the doctor, despite all he says, is quick to judge. but thats just me.
looks interesting, really unique and ambitious. i really cant imagine being courageous enough to write this story sounds insane. would say though, the high quantity of kids have the potential to be incredibly annoying and i do worry.
6 days, 13 hours ago on Next Time: In the Forest of the Night
loved this episode, and thats from someone who doesnt really like Clara. does anyone else think that the the 2d creatures could have been time lords? and does anyone else think that the TARDIS might once again go into siege mode soon i feel like its establishing a plot device for the finale? i really loved the tiny TARDIS and i feel like i want more of it. like imagine if the doctor could control the size of the TARDIS and could fly it through key holes and dodge enemies. the ending could have been better though i think. like atleast an explanation better than the doctor has a plan and blasts them with dimensional energy. still, a 9.6/10
6 days, 17 hours ago on Flatline Review
i think the problem isnt that Clara is overexposed, its that lotsof fans simply dont find her all that likeable. i dont hate Clara, but i find her very annoying and she genuinely comes across as forced to me. the reasons for this are that she seems to get very cocky despite the fact that shes not especially intelligent or resourceful, she always has a go at the doctor even though he is normally right and she really isnt that perfect herself and her dialogue is so snappy and quick witted that it seems unrealistic. on the issue of her impact on the show, my main frustration is that the backstory we were given in The Doctor's wife for how the doctor chose the TARDIS is undermined, but its a beautiful story that i loved. i know that it still happened sort of, it was just undone, but the mythos lost something for me. similarly, the scene in Listen took away from the potential of the doctor. even though we find out next to nothing about him, knowing that he was a boy who didnt want to join the army etc, it all took away from his mystery for me. i dont think Moffat should ever have ventured before the events of An Unearthly Child. you say that Clara had character development in series 7 (believe it or not). i initially agreed with you, but thinking about it, i cant think of any. not even one bit. we find out about her backstory, but i reckon Clara would react in the same way in Bells of St John and Name of the doctor. even in series 8, there isnt too much development. compare Clara to Amy or Rory. one and a half series in to their tenures on the show, they had changed so much they could basically be different people. they both became more confident, realised that they loved each other and built lives for themselves. by the end of series 7a, Amy and Rory had completely changed again with them very much grown up and then suddenly reversing it all and behaving like children again in a tragic act of foolishness. the problem is that Amy and Rory were interesting characters before they became companions while Clara was a companion who they suddenly realized wasnt interesting enough and started ramming control freakery down our throats. in fairness, i really liked Clara in kill the moon and mummy in the orient express. lets hope this streak continues into flatline.
1 week ago on ‘Doctor Who’ or ‘Clara Who?’
i am so excited for the finale, i think the whole series will seem much stronger if its tied up by a strong ending. the other two look interesting as well
1 week, 2 days ago on Details on Episodes 9-12 of Series 8
imagine if the end of time had been the 1st time we had seen Rose in 3 years that would have been beautiful. series 4 was...less so
1 week, 3 days ago on Piper Praises Capaldi, Unsure on Another Return
i dont like Rose. but, if her story had ended in doomsday i could atleast have quite liked her ending. but, series 4 showed everything i hate about her and im not sure why she returned and it broke a beautiful ending. i didnt mind her in the 50th but i wouldve preferred someone else preferably a classic doctor or aclassic companion? basically, please no more Rose. learn from the Ponds. they stayed gone, minus a hallucination which frankly added to their story.
excellent article. i know that writing a whole song is no easy task, but i wish there were more like song for 10 and love dont roam. they could have one a series that would be awesome. having Who exclusive songs just gives the whole show a touch of class i mean how many other shows do that? i liked Foxes, but i felt that the song choice was almost too obvious. where Vincent and the doctor gave us an obscurer song i didnt know about which i now love, this was a song that almost everyone knows and as I know that Gold is such a talented musician, i know he could have found something more interesting. and lets be honest, dont stop me now can be seen as symbolic to just about anything. saying this, it was an excellent reinterpretation of a classic and it does the song justice. i know it would be a break from a long upheld tradition, but does anyone else think that on occasion, it would be nice to end an episode with a lyrical song rather than the theme tune. dont stop me now wouldve worked well in MOTOE. it could work like game of thrones or true blood? it would be a good way to end in a surprising way which could thematically add to an episode.
1 week, 4 days ago on Who Tunes: Ranking the Lyrical Songs of Doctor Who
i think Clara has been pretty averagely written and tbh the performance hasnt been terrible but not great id rank her below the average companion, but im aware im in a minority. Capaldi is one of the most talented actors of all time. he has quickly become my favorite doctor, beating McCoy, and gives such a brilliant performance in every scene. if he doesnt win, id be frankly sickened.
1 week, 4 days ago on Capaldi vs Coleman in 2015 NTAs
wow i was almost certain that almost everyone would kill the creature, certainly didnt expect it to win. sorry, but i disagree with most of this article. Clara certainly wasnt justified in saving the creature after the humans have spoken. i dont care especially for the opinion of humanity, but if ur gonna ask them to vote, u need to honour that opinion. and the risk of the creature killing the earth was too high. honestly, even with the doctor's logic about eggs, i would still have bet that the creature would have attacked us. presumably it needed food. where will that come from? space? very few animals can go a long time without food after birth and in deep space in a lifeless solar system (other than earth) where could it go? The truth is, even if the creature was one of a kind, every single species on earth would have been killed. would that be compassionate? would you let a billion children die and call it mercy? why did the dragon's mother leave it so near the earth, tethered to a reliable food source. Question: does the moon's baby have the right to life? conjecture: nothing has the 'right to life.' if its killed, its killed. if it wasnt killed than it wouldnt be killed. the creature has no choice, it doesnt get one. the doctor doesnt always stand up for the minority, he does the best he can out of a bad situation.in closing time, he doesnt try to help the minority of people that were cyber people because that would be stupid.
1 week, 5 days ago on Kill the Moon: Who Was Right? Thoughts & Your Vote
i dislike Clara as a companion. i find her very annoying and cocky and her writing feels very forced to me. but, this one line is not a cause for upset. not only has this episode not even aired, meaning that we know nothing about the context of the line, but this is a claracentric episode. the show does, in my opinion focus too much in Clara. but donna ha turn left and nobody complained. these light episodes are important to the series and its a little bit silly to complain about 'clarawho' on this episode. overall it a very valid criticism but seriously this is just one line. on the other hand, i feel like clara fans are quite aggresive towards less supportive people of the apparently titular companion which is stupid because everyone is entitled to their own opinions and Clara, whilst many people may like her, has proved very easy to criticise because there are many criticisms to be made.
1 week, 5 days ago on Next Time: Flatline
@BenRagunton clara met the paternoster gang in the crimson horror as well as name of the doctor. also i think the adventure aspect is important but if it was just adventure with no overarching development of any kind then it would ruin the show. adventure only goes so far. strong characterization is what makes doctor who such a great show.
1 week, 6 days ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Review
im getting really worried, but not by the ratings. for me, doctor who is at an all time high. this is the doctor who i have always wanted to watch.and i keep reading comments about how the show needs to change and Capaldi needs to become 'likeable.' the show changed in deep breath, just over half a season ago. it was a big change and a sudden change now would be disastrous. and as for Doctor 12, he is likeable. he may be more reserved and glacial than his predecessors, but what many see as not caring i see as caring too much. when other doctors waste time with a hug, 12 gets down to business and actually saves everyone. some people die. 12 isnt going to have a tantrum about it. he's sad, but whats done is done. he reminds me of Sherlock in that respect. and almost everyone loves Sherlock. basically,can people please try to see how the rest of the series goes atleast before calling for mass change. im sure Capaldi will mellow out. id actually prefer if he didnt. but im sure he will. and watching that will be heartwarming. the show has never been this unpredictable and the doctor has never been more volatile. it keeps the audience on their toes. some people may find this jarring and uncomfortable, but it certainly adds suspense and tension. i genuinely wasnt sure that the doctor was coming back for Clara in Kill the Moon and Deep Breath. and for people who dislike darkness, the show has rarely been this funny.Capaldi's an experienced comedy actor and it shows. this is my favorite series of all time and im sure people will learn to love it more with the benefit of hindsight. i know it may not be to everyone's tastes, but im sure more people will learn to love it as the series reaches its climax.
1 week, 6 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
you cant make an omelette without breaking some eggs.
2 weeks ago on Poll: Lights On or Lights Off?
@Chris502 @gunslinger19 but mathmatically the risk was unbelievably high. plenty of animals are dangerous after their born. spiders eat their mothers. and its more than just humanity at stake, its life on earth. despite what the doctor said, the moon is a rock and its surface breaking up would most likely cause some damage. even if it didnt wipe out life on earth, were definitely talking tidal waves earthquakes etc. and then u have to factor in the creature which would presumably look to the closest inhabitable planet: earth. Clara knew that killing the creature was for the greater good but she saved it anyway. this was because she couldnt bear to have its death on her conscious. ofcourse she wanted to save the creature. but Clara isnt stupid and she knows that this is wrong. so the conscience thing is really the only logical explanation.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Poll: Lights On or Lights Off?
kill the creature. to do anything else is just selfish as it would be entirely motivated by the fact that i wouldnt want it on MY conscience as I couldnt bear it. the risk is theoretically massive. even if saving the creature paid off in the end, Clara was wrong to save its life.
i suppose technically she accompanied the doctor and has travelled with him but by that logic captain avery is a companion. as i dont like her character (i dont absolutely hate her but as a teenager i think shes pretty poorly written better than angie and arty though), im inclined to say shes not. but thats just personal preference. it gets hard when people want to put a number on the doctor's companions.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Is Courtney Woods a Companion?
@LiamTheFizz hmm but im pretty sure that the war doctor would have killed the moon as its basically the same decision he made at the end of the time war to destroy the few so that the many could live.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on 2nd Opinion: Kill the Moon
funny i thought that Lundvik was the only one making the right decisions throughout the narrative. i almost didnt want her to thank the doctor. think about how many lives were put at risk for the sake of one life. even if there had been a 90% chance that the creature.shrapnel/gravity wouldnt harm the earth, the risk is still too great. im pretty sure that Earth couldnt defend itself against a creature like that.
not voting because i genuinely don't know. on the one hand he saved a space dragon and allowed the species to continue given the new egg. on the other hand he could've done it himself rather than making Clara do it. it harks back to the doctor's genesis of the daleks question "do i have the right?" no, is probably the answer. but right isnt everything. humanity doesn't have the 'right' to kill the moon' but it still should have as the consequences of not doing it could have been so terrible. the question is, does Clara have the right? while she says that earth is the doctor's home, it can never truly be his home as long as hes looking for Gallifrey. i suspect that this will be of thematic importance as the doctor is searching for a home despite the fact that hes already got one. but Clara doesnt represent humanity. i disagree with almost every moral decision shes ever made on the show. and the fact that she pressed the govt after getting earth to vote shows arrogance and manipulation. overall, id say that what the doctor did was morally ambiguous while Clara actually did something morally bad. but its such a fine line that im not going to vote.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Kill the Moon: Clara or the Doctor?
given that the space dragon must have been laid millions of years ago, im going to suggest that it was some sort of multidimensional being from a universe with entirely different laws of physics. the laws of physics which govern us cant apply to a creature of that size. and Clara was surprisingly good in this episode but im still not happy with her overall. hopefully she keeps it up but she just doesnt do it for me
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Kill The Moon Review
im actually very optimistic about he rest of the series. after a fantastic 1st half, and the brilliant Kill the Moon, it looks like were in for atleast 3 more eps i would rate 10/10. and im one of those people who tends to like Moffatt finales and if dark water and death in heaven are 2/3 as good as pandorica/ big bang, ill be a happy whovian
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Next Time: Mummy on the Orient Express
courtney was president in 2049? i missed that lol. suppose she must have dual citizenship or something...
2 weeks, 6 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Kill the Moon
hmm im really mixed on Clara. i would definitely place her as the second worst companion in Nuwho, beating Rose, but to be honest iv atleast liked all the other companions. im not a fan of Jenna's performance it seems very forced to me. they try and ram the fact that shes a control freak down our throats in a way that is entirely unsubtle. subtlety isnt everything, but to be honest she isnt even that much of a control freak which undermines it being rammed down our throat. sure, she plays hard to get and makes the doctor work for her, but the way she gets info from the half faced man and the sherriff really werent that special or intelligent. when she saves the day, it always seems like the writers have just shoehorned her in. in into the dalek, it was like watching something that had been written in half an hour when she somehow worked out how to reboot a dalek's memories. her association with Angie and Arty has always made her seem more trouble than shes worth to me, and although Courtney isnt really her fault, theyre stories are interwoven so she does start with a disadvantage. what really annoys me is the doctor's glorification of Clara. i have a feeling this will improve over the next few episodes, but lets be honest, its out of character for 12 to always except Clara's overly sentimental put downs as being law. the doctor is presented as being a vastly dominant character in this incarnation. im fine with this being challenged, but Clara simply doesnt have the gravitas of a character capable of pulling it off. i really hope she leaves after series 8 or atleast the christmas special. shes not terrible. just boring and annoying.and she really doesnt fit well with 12. i dont think 12 would travel with a companion like her. hes a doctor of convenience and practicality and his companions too should reflect that. 12 seems to accept Clara's assertion that he needs her to act as his conscious. would 12 accept this? i dont think so. would he care so much about Clara and yet show so little sympathy for basically anyone else? i dont think so either.
3 weeks ago on Mission Impossible: Clara Oswald in Review – Part 2
the music this season has been the best its ever been. of course i miss I am the doctor and i enjoyed listening to those booming tracks both in and out of episodes. but iv always felt that the show tries to use music to force u to feel something and thats not what the soundtrack should be about.i also love what seems to be Capaldi's theme. it really makes me remember that the doctor is a hero no matter how far he goes with just two simple chords.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Thoughts on Series 8 at the Halfway Point
does anyone else think that listen wouldve been better if it had been Amy because if shed made the speech to the young doctor it wouldve been like symmetry and beautiful etc?
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Mission Impossible: Clara Oswald in Review – Part 2
i really like all of his moffat era contributions and dont really care about his RTD ones, but thats just me. i voted lodger because in a way closing time and caretaker are episodes born from lodger and lodger at the time was so unique and really defined 11 as a doctor. there never has been and maybe never will be an episode like the lodger before/again. i think corden was 11's friend rather than 12's, but i really wish hed returned for Name of the doctor! id give lodger a 10/10
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Face-Off: Gareth Roberts’ Episodes
the argument that doctor who shouldn't present anti-soldier views annoys me. dramatic performances should present political opinions. and just because the doctor doesn't like something doesn't make that thing bad. the doctor is very fallible. i think that politically, Who tends to be left leaning. and thats okay. ofcourse, as a left wing person i would say that. but the odd right wing theme wouldnt annoy me. whats the point of drama that doesnt say anything?
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Examining the Doctor’s Attitude Towards Soldiers
my favorite companions and they both happened simultaneously with one of my favorite doctors! i really miss them especially as I'm not really a fan of Clara (SORRY) but they're story was the most beautiful of any companion imo. look at the character development. Amy and Rory were entirely different characters in eleventh hour and Angels take Manhattan. The beautiful story line of young Amelia the last centurion show how incredible seemingly little people can become. and the theme of the doctor ruining his companion's lives was ever prevalent. if i think Clara and Danny are half as good by the end as i think Amy and Rory are, ill be a contented whovian.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Remembering the Ponds – 2 Years On
i feel like that river line actually adds something to the doctor/river relationship, almost confirming that they were a proper married couple with arguments etc
1 month ago on The Caretaker Clip & Video Introduction
i dont understand how people keep saying that missy, a character who has had about a minute of screen time, is part of the moffat stock female flirty character criticism. maybe she will be, but theres no way for us to know at this point. i agree with the solar storm criticism, but what you say about Clara isnt much of a criticism to me. Clara may not have contributed that much to the plot, and sometimes she should, but if the alternative is her magically knowing how to brainwash a dalek, then im good. i thought the end was a bit rubbish as the writing sort of fell apart. the whole clone idea was unnecessary and over complicated. would have been better to present the clone keely hawes as the only one. i also felt that the time travel element wasnt necessary. but overall there was a lot to enjoy and id give the episode an 8 out of 10
1 month ago on Time Heist Review
i dislike Rose so strongly its unreal like these moments showcase exactly what i dont like. but i suppose if other people like her i just dont understand it personally. not too much wrong with the performance although that left things to be desired but the writing was so cliched and cringey and the total lack of character development which portrayed her as a targic hero in doomsday but then suddenly condones her behaviour in journeys end?? i dont understand how anyone could like her except for the fact that the doctor likes her (and im not sure why that is exactly). i mean im glad other people enjoy her but...
1 month ago on Celebrating “The Highlander” and “The Bad Wolf”
i liked this episode, and the time travel element had its advantages, but i felt that it didn't really need it. it slowed the pace down and i think it was fairly obvious that the doctor was the architect. i felt the episode lost its momentum towards the end. but i don't really think that the character resurrections were a cop out as there wasn't much reason for them to die. sure it was sad, but just creating emotion for the sake of it is a bit rubbish. their character arcs were basically served by them coming back as they were both good characters who had placed their trust in the doctor. while i appreciate that siding with the doctor is a very dangerous thing to do, they didn't really have a choice so for them to just die isnt all that interesting. and it makes sense that the doctor would design the system to save them. also, i do not think that pathos can be undermined by a return because the audience still thinks they die so we feel sad for them.
1 month ago on 12 Great Moments From Time Heist
i kind of wish that the scene had been more ambiguous. like it could be implied that its the young doctor but not certain. that would have fitted in with the ep and made the reaction less hostile
1 month ago on Listen: Breaking the Time Lock?
first time i cant vote.
1 month, 1 week ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen
@GallifreyanPiemaker @gunslinger19 aha yeh sorry miswrote that but its still a bit silly for a child of like 9 to be praying to santa lets be honest.
1 month, 1 week ago on DWM: Things will never be the same again after Kill the Moon
i have a feeling im going to love this episode but i think a lot of people wont. episodes that arent divisive tend to be boring anyway.
oh..except i think ill hate the kid. the kid is going to ruin this episode for me i can just feel it. the production team are brilliant, but ive never seen them get a fully rounded human child character quite right. even young Amelia had issues (eg "dear santa, its not easter yet so i hope i didnt wake you" is some really silly dialogue). especially when it comes to teenaged girls. i think adults and younger children wont mind so much. but as a seventeen year old, i find teenagers in doctor who to have horrible, cringey, unbelievable dialogue and i think that writers have no idea how to give them an accurate, convincing voice. take Angie for example. im one of the people who loves NiS, except i never watch it because of Angie and Artie. they spoiled a Gaiman episode for me! but since the doctors gonna do something controversial, im thinking he might leave the kid to die? id be fine with that. in fact id be actively happy.