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Capaldi is the best Doctor of the revival for me! Maybe it's my age but when I started watching the series back in the dark days of 1988 & 89, Sylvester McCoy's increasingly darker Doctor scared me. Capaldi has tapped into that element and made the character exciting and alien again.
Mind you, my second favourite new era Doctor is the War Doctor so what do I know? ;-)
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor of the Decade: Rate the Twelfth Doctor
I think "Mummy on the Orient Express" just about comes out on top for me!
3 months ago on Best of 2014 Awards #13: TV Story
Jamie Mathieson all the way for me! :-)
3 months, 1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #11: Writer
Sorry but I just don't get the appeal of Faye Marsay. I voted for Phillipa (Saibra). I really enjoyed her performance in "Time Heist"
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #4: Female Guest Actor
Michelle Gomez for me! Lit up the screen...but that may just have been her laser device...
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Best of 2014 #2: Recurring Actor
How did Peter and Jenna not make the shortlist?! This has made me very sad! :-( I voted for both of them...
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who Battles Sherlock in National Television Awards
Capaldi all the way! (Sorry Jenna...)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #1: Lead Actor
Clara all series and then Capaldi solo for series 10!
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Clara, or a New Companion for Series 9?
My favourite Doctor is Capaldi (sorry Tom Baker!). Funny, dark and unpredictable. I really think whoever takes the role on after him will have a tough job!
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Poll: Capaldi’s Doctor – Hit or Miss?
I'd have preferred it if Missy had been a new regeneration of Romana; a former companion gone bad could have been an interesting plotline. But that's just my opinion and, as yet, I don't write for the show!
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal
Mummy...but by a narrow margin
6 months, 1 week ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline
Why would Gallifrey need an army pre-Time War? I thought that prior to the Daleks developing time travel that the Time Lords mastery over space-time travel meant that Gallifrey didn't need an army?
Or is The Doctor so old that he was around at the period when the Time Lords were at war with the Vampires (as mentioned in State of Decay in Tom Baker's final season)...?
And how AMAZING was Peter Capaldi? Astonishing acting from him!
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
I enjoyed the episode more than I thought I would. But it's hardly a classic. It is what it is, however, and that is an amusing little romp. Don't think about it, just go along for the ride and enjoy it!
I am very intrigued by "Listen" though...
7 months, 2 weeks ago on 2nd Opinion: Robot of Sherwood
Well, the trailer looks good. I just hope it doesn't end up like "Hide" did - a really good, creepy set up which was let down by a weak ending... (I know people love it but that's just my opinion on that particular episode)
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Next Time: Listen
We're only 2 episodes in and Peter Capaldi is fighting it out with Tom Baker to be my favourite Doctor. It could get messy...
8 months ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
Oh blimey...what a decision...
Deep Breath just about wins out because of Capaldi - I prefer his take on The Doctor...I like the intensity he brings!
8 months ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath
Where's the edit button gone? My above post has typos - I hate typos! :-)
8 months ago on 2nd Opinion: Deep Breath
I agreed with the point about how The Doctor acquired the tramp's coat - it did seem very ambiguoys as to whether ge did buy it or took it by force. Capaldi was scary in that scene - brilliant stuff!
I've always liked Smith and Jones. And Martha too Never could understand why people don't seem to like her.
8 months, 1 week ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Smith & Jones
Please Mr Capaldi, don't do an "Ecclestone" on us. I'm hoping you do 3-5 years!
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Capaldi Unclear on Series 9 Return
Funny you should mention that, he did used to presrnt Newsround...
8 months, 3 weeks ago on BBC News Series 8 Preview Featuring Into the Dalek Clips
Not sure about DVD but it was definitely released on VHS. I remember buying it. About 1999, I think...
8 months, 3 weeks ago on The Curious Case of the 9th Doctor
I'm in the "I love Clara" side. I think Jenna is a very good actress and the character is, generally, very relatable. There ARE issues with her character but that comes down to the writing (e.g. her fancying the Doctor -that's been done to death now over the past 9 years - and the way she has suddenly ended up working as a teacher and the somewhat underdeveloped issues in her family glimpsed in The Time of The Doctor). Hopefully these issues will be ironed out during the next series. I do wonder if she would be more liked if rather than having modern day Clara and Oswin (even though that was a great suprise) we'd just had Victorian Clara. Alas, we will never know!
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Popular / Unpopular Opinion: Clara Oswald
Peter Capaldi is amazing! He's got an "edge" to his performance. And that's just from a trailer! Can't wait to see his first episode on 23rd August!
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer
My feelings about this article: FANTASTIC! In every sense of the word! :-)
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Why We love Doctor Who
"The War Games" established that he was a Time Lord. "Spearhead From Space" established that his biology was NOT the same as a human beings (two hearts, non-HUMAN blood type). From that point on, various Doctors have played the "I'm not human" line.
10 months ago on Moffat: Who says the Doctor is NOT human?
I love Capaldi's report card for The Doctor! It put a smile on my face! :-)
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
The "throw away your gun" from The Happiness Patrol is my favourite scene from any Doctor Who era!
10 months, 2 weeks ago on On First View: Battlefield
Flawed but has moments that shine (mainly involving the Brigadier. The other 3 stories that made up this season were better in my opinion. Season 26 was quite a strong season - the show was cut off too soon. Things were getting interesting...
The idea of Moffatt's first season being Tennant's last is absolutely fascinating. From Moffatt's comments, his regeneration would have been approached in a very interesting way indeed.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on What if… Tennant had stayed for Series 5?
Alien Bodies is brilliant and has had a massive influence on the new series (the Time War for example). The Infinity Doctors by Lance Parkin was an amazing novel and is worth hunting down.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on First 12th Doctor Novels Detailed
The "Rain" trailer is wonderful. Saw it earlier today and was seriously impressed. I mean, I like the official BBC teaser trailer but "Rain," erm, kind of rains on its parade (sorry!).
11 months, 1 week ago on Weird and Wonderful
I like the idea of a bitter, twisted 8th Doctor. It'd have made a nice contrast to his persona in the TV Movie.
11 months, 1 week ago on Smith on 50th Classic Doctor Criticisms
I still kind of wish that instead of John Hurt as the War Doctor we had Paul McGann as the 8th Doctor. And it would have been a nice touch to have Susan (the Doctor's granddaughter) as the personification of The Moment rather than Bad Wolf Rose. But I'm still happy with what we ended up with.
7/10 Good...but could have been SO much better. Still, the final scene is a thing of beauty...
1 year, 1 month ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Time of the Doctor
10/10. Wonderful stuff!
1 year, 1 month ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Day of the Doctor
Oohh, could it be Alex MacQueen from the Big Finish audios? He and Capaldi were both in The Thick of It after all...
1 year, 1 month ago on Major Series 8 Villain Revealed?
This had the potential to be a chilling story (I was expecting a "new series" bash at the classic story Ghost Light). It wasn't. It was another story let down by the ending. And someone should have told Matt Smith the correct pronunciation of Metebelis... 5/10.
1 year, 1 month ago on Best of Matt Smith: Hide
7/10. The rushed ending spoiled what was an otherwise interesting (albeit flawed) episode.
1 year, 1 month ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Power of Three
Hmm...a bit of a damp squib. Nice ideas (time fracturing with the past, present and future happening at once) but I still don't get the whole concept of The Doctor marrying River. He openly says he doesn't want to marry her but ends up doing so not out of love but obligation to ensure he "dies" and time gets fixed. Was it necessary? Or am I just being cynical?
1 year, 2 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Wedding of River Song
That would have made sense seeing as The Doctorvsays "Of course. Who else?" when he opens the door. Clearly referring to a person, not a crack in the wall and clearly set in the TARDIS as the Cloister Bell was tolling. Although Moffatt hadn't come up with the War Doctor by that point...I always thought he was seeing his next incarnation...the fear of what he loses when he regenerates and what he becomes.
1 year, 2 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: The God Complex
I thought it was great. Knocked a mark off because it killed off Rita who would have been a wonderful full time companion.
I quite like the mix of theme tunes on the Capaldi retro titles. Would work well for series 8, I think!
1 year, 2 months ago on Weird and Wonderful
Great article! Loved it. Great examples too!
1 year, 2 months ago on Honey, I’m a Whovian!
Probably my favourite series 5 episode and one of my all time favourites. It tackles a difficult subject well. Very brave. Proof of why I love this show!
1 year, 2 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: Vincent and the Doctor
Aside from the quite chilling scene of Amy about to be cut up and studied at the end of The Hungry Earth and the shock of Rory getting shot and erased from time at the end of Cold Blood, I found this story decidedly average. And worryingly, the two positives I took from it both had cop out resolutions (although the Rory resolution was unexpected).
1 year, 2 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Hungry Earth / Cold Blood
My head's gone all wibbly-wobbly... ;-)
1 year, 2 months ago on What if… the Ninth Doctor was the War Doctor?
But...his timestream isn't there anyway because he didn't die there after all. Or is it in a paradoxical fashion? Or was The Name of The Doctor a weird dream of the Doctor's while he was dangling out of the TARDIS at the start of The Day of the Doctor? Or is it just the fact that Moffatt keeps messing with my head???
That's what I was guessing. But still, wouldn't he be snapping "I'm not the Doctor! I'm..." at everyone all the time?
Here's something that has been nagging me and I apologise in advance if this has been explained already but...if the War Doctor gave up the name of Doctor to fight in the Time War then why did Rassilon, other members of the High Council and the General and War Council refer to him as The Doctor and not by whatever name or title he was using instead?