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While we're at, since it's 'time for a change', why not do away with the police box too? :P
2 months ago on The Theme – Time for a Change?
Congratulations on perhaps the most unpopular opinion ever! ;)
@TheOncomingFish @LordRassilon I seriously doubt he was forced out; why on earth would that happen anyway? A very popular Doctor and great ambassador for the show; The Moff loves him.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Smith Jealous of Capaldi and Series 8
I'd like to see a return for the Dream Lord or the Trickster. The Vashta Nerada were brilliant, but surely they should only return (as any should) if the writers can think of a scenario at least as good as their original appearance? :)
2 months, 4 weeks ago on 5 New Who Monsters in Need of a Return
People keep talking about Midnight being underrated, but everyone I know loves it! :)
3 months ago on Midnight in Perspective
I think Series 1 suffers from being the oldest. It's the only way I can explain the poor performances of Father's Day, The Doctor Dances and The Parting of the Ways... Personally I feel The Name of the Doctor has only won through being freshest in the memory and having three great moments, the rest of it isn't that spectacular with hindsight. I'm staggered to see the lack of support for The Doctor Dances - it's the gold standard for the second half of a two-parter as far I'm concerned, emotional, scary, very funny (the Doctor-Jack banter is a delight throughout) and that brilliant, punch-the-air double ending - the first and best use of 'everybody lives'.
3 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Everything Else (Episodes 9-13, Specials)
Journey's End higher than The Parting of the Ways? You're having a giraffe :(
Genuinely shocked to see "Father's Day" got so few votes. Not only the most moving Doctor Who episode I've ever seen but one of the poignant dramas full stop.
3 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Everything Else (Episodes 1-8)
Not surprised (or disappointed) with the results except for episode 13. Personally I think TNOTD is overrated, certainly not as good as The Parting of the Ways in my book. But one was only last year and the other nine years ago... :)
3 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Dream Run (Episodes 9-13, Specials)
@Amy the Consulting Key Ring I'm with you on this. I don't think The Moff is perfect by any means (who is?) but for my money he is the best writer NuWho has by a country mile.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Moffat Explains Doctor’s Timey Tomb
@Master Michael Moon On the other hand I thought "The Doctor Dances" was going to be rubbish from the title... and I was slightly wrong about that ;)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE
@Antee991166 I'm intrigued by this as I thought Jack the Ripper was killed by Madam Vastra - as she claimed in A Good Man Goes To War?
You must think we were born yesterday... although actually it's quite a cool idea ;)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Capaldi is Not the Doctor!
I am so bored of the Daleks. There, I said it.
5 months ago on Daleks Series 8 Rumours
@HermionePond So why does Moffat have to imply that pretty much everybody fancies the Doctor these days? He's not James Bond. Also, is the Doctor asexual? I've not got that impression from the revival... ;)
5 months, 1 week ago on Doctor Who and Sexuality
Finally, I totally disagree about Eccleston's regeneration being easier... I found it by far the hardest of all and partly BECAUSE we'd only had him for one season. Obviously it helps that I loved him as the Doctor anyway and that Nine/Ten is my favourite regeneration scene; and whilst I've largely thoroughly enjoyed the Moffat era, Series One still takes some beating in my book :)
5 months, 1 week ago on 10 Most Heartbreaking New Who Moments
Also, I think the end of TPOTW would be very high up for me, if not top. I love the Ninth Doctor's regeneration. No build up, almost an afterthought and yet beautifully understated and moving. Eccleston had me from "Run!" anyway, but I thought he was never better than here and it's my single favourite RTD-era scene of all. Wonderful dialogue. The Ninth Doctor in tremendous pain and knowing he's dying and yet all he cares about is trying to comfort Rose and prepare her for what's to come. And the way he delivers that line "it means I'm going to change... and I'm not going to see you again" breaks my heart. Every time.
I'm amazed Father's Day didn't make this list. The moment Pete realises who Rose is. The Doctor and the couple - "who says you're not important?". Pete looking out of the window and seeing the car, realising, a wordless scene and yet his eyes say it all. Pete, at the end, that speech "I've had all these extra hours. No one else in the world has ever had that. And on top of that I got to see you. And you're beautiful. How lucky am I? Thanks for saving me".... kills me every time. But then I'm a sentimental old git... :)
RIP Christopher Barry and thank you for your contribution to our favourite show :) He certainly directed some damn fine stories, and I've long had a particular fondness for The Brain of Morbius, The Daemons and Robot.
5 months, 1 week ago on R.I.P. Christopher Barry (1925-2014)
"Dalek" was the episode where the Doctor Who revival really became something very special for me. It's lovely to read Rob's own responses and he is very modest, but honestly I would love to see him write for the television series again, for "Dalek" was brilliant. Paul Cornell too! :)
5 months, 1 week ago on Bring Back… Robert Shearman