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Astonished that Paul Cornell doesn't even merit a mention!
1 day, 21 hours ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond
Surely it must mean Clara's off... which I think would be good timing. She's been a great companion, but personally I'm ready for someone else now. Any chance of a non-contemporary Earth brilliantly witty female...? Probably not ;)
2 days, 22 hours ago on 2014 Christmas Special Titled
Good call - I thought Catherine's Torchwood episodes were some of the better ones :)
2 days, 22 hours ago on Torchwood’s Catherine Tregenna Penning Series 9 Story
Brilliant soundtrack - but why on earth did they leave out the tremendous DOTD version of the theme at the end? Probably my favourite version since 2005! :(
2 days, 22 hours ago on The Day / Time of the Doctor Soundtrack Review (Disc 1)
An excellent review David and I have acquired the set on the basis of it! I broadly agree re TTOTD, including the missed out track, the one thing I would differ on is the regeneration sequence. I love the haunting "Trenzalore" track and given its use in both "Day" and "Time" I would certainly have missed it had it not been included. Because "The Long Song" appears orchestrally-only here, it feels fresh to me and fitted the emotion of the moment perfectly in my opinion. But a great review, thank you :)
2 days, 22 hours ago on The Day / Time of the Doctor Soundtrack Review (Disc 2)
Simply, no. Not that interesting a character in the first place and hardly a classic story either. Lol what a humbug! ;)
3 days, 19 hours ago on Jenny: A Future Companion
@NicholasHunter The punishments for the Family in HN/FOB were pretty dark - all living hells, not a quick, painless execution.
5 days, 5 hours ago on With a Doctor this Dark, Who Needs Enemies?
@NicholasHunter War, 9, 10 and 11 all THOUGHT they had destroyed Gallifrey?
@Gallifreygreg Oh well, can't please everyone. Include too many Doctors/companions and you'll leave them with nothing to do. Also, if 5-7 had been more included we probably wouldn't have had The Five(ish) Doctors... an unacceptable trade in my book :)
1 week, 1 day ago on Steven Moffat: 10 Triumphs
@The Finn Or writing it? ;)
@MrPoetyMan I would be surprised if Moff stayed beyond series 9 personally, although frankly if the standard of series 8 is maintained or bettered then I wouldn't complain if he did ;)
1 week, 1 day ago on Capaldi Doesn’t Plan to Regenerate “For a While”
I'm hoping, hoping that this means we'll get at least three Capaldi seasons... he can stay as long as he wants in my book, wonderful actor and we're lucky to have him :)
@PaddyB I agree - if Empty Child was the only story Moffat had ever written for Who, it alone would guaranteed he'd be remembered. Wonderful story, tense, creepy, funny, exciting and moving... and I remember "Are you my Mummy?" becoming a right old meme for a while, even among casual viewers. Great stuff :)
1 week, 2 days ago on Moffat’s Best Monsters, Tricks & Stories (So Far)
@TheNightmareChild Most underrated? Um, well I've always liked "The Beast Below", and I appear to be alone there... :)
@Rorschach's_Journal_of_Impossible_Things Bad Wolf/Parting of the Ways as the worst? You're having a giraffe. Still comfortably the best finale of all in my book :)
1 week, 2 days ago on Finale Face-Off (Series 1-8)
@Gustaff @Bojurie doesn't want to die in heaven And as a story it beats LOTTL out of sight - I don't know how you can knock Parting of the Ways for being light on the Doctor when the latter hardly appears in LOTTL... still, horses for courses. The day I judge an episode on its CG over the actual story, I might as well give up ;)
@Gustaff @Bojurie doesn't want to die in heaven That's not the story I remember or treasure. Eccleston is brilliant in it.
There's been some fine finales since 2005, but nothing has beaten Bad Wolf/Parting of the Ways for me for packing an emotional punch. Eccleston, Piper and Barrowman were never better, for my money. Honourable mentions for series 5, 7 and 8. However, I'm gathering that many on this site don't remember back that far, so imagine The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang will triumph; and it would be clearly second for me, so no bad thing :)
Agreeing almost entirely with your rankings so far - with the glaring exception of Series 3. What a horrible story that is. By far my least favourite finale.
1 week, 4 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 6
Comfortably my least favourite DW finale since 2005. I can put up with a high level of nonsense in Doctor Who, but Flying Time & Space Jesus Doctor or Dobby Doctor? Forget it. John Simm, usually one of my favourite actors, battling Tennant throughout as to who can overact and gurn the most. Utopia makes for a fine curtain-raiser which makes the disappointment even greater. Captain Jack might as well not be there at all. It's the only post-2005 finale I would happily never watch again. The only thing I like in it is Martha... :(
2 weeks ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 3
Interesting that the three published reviews on here have been generally negative, whereas many of the British press reviews (which are not always easily pleased) have been very positive. Fine by me. I like 'Marmite' episodes... :)
2 weeks ago on 2nd Opinion: Death in Heaven
So this is supposed to be 12 great moments... but it reads more as just your disappointment. Given you admittedly didn't like the episode, why didn't you just get someone else to do the article for this one?
2 weeks, 2 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Death in Heaven
@M-M-G What are you even here for? To spread doom and gloom and poorly researched tabloid articles suggesting doom for Doctor Who? Honestly.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@luckypenny Why? And why is it even important?
2 weeks, 3 days ago on DWM #480: Miss Me?
@TardisBoy is the Mistress I would have to agree, she's certainly comfortably my favourite version of the Master since Delgado. Unfortunately people already seem to be trying to turn her into yet more evidence that Moffat is a misogynist... yawn.
@TheDarkAndTheLight When do they EVER explain how the Master survives? Who cares?
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Moffat on Finale Death, Master Future
@MarlonJBonnici @TheDarkAndTheLight Oh sod off and watch something else.
@MarlonJBonnici Oh good yes, let's keep on with the misogyny... Pathetic.
@Burrunjor Thank goodness it's not up to you then.
@DoctarHoo I bet you all the money in the world it won't be that.
Nope, sorry Clint but I don't agree, at all :)
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Death in Heaven Review (Part 1)
I enjoyed reading this review almost as much as I did the episode itself, especially the personal touch at the end. Thank you :)
2 weeks, 4 days ago on First Review: Death In Heaven
@SpaceGandalf97 You really need to find something else to watch ;)
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven
@Scootersfood is in love with The Mistress He did. He took a massive gamble with his reputation by taking on the role when no one knew if it would work for modern audiences or not and gave us one excellent series of a great Ninth Doctor. Some people are never satisfied ;)
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change
@whysoserious0331 I would agree until the last sentence. I think the 'trinity' has been vastly overused since 2005, in fact I'd say it's the biggest single weakness in what has overall (to me anyway) been a triumphant revival. I groan every time a new Cyberman story is announced, I find them dull and one-dimensional. At least it appears that the Gomez Master (assuming it isn't all a big con and the real Master is Chris Addison) that she isn't doing the batshit crazy pantomime version as essayed by Roberts, Ainley and Simm. There's a reason Delgado remains my favourite Master - he knew how to underplay stuff :)
3 weeks, 1 day ago on 2nd Opinion: Dark Water
@StephenColeman I thought the Rani was an OTT pantomime villain so I can't say I'm champing at the bit for her to return. Also, for those who've started watching post-2005, the reveal of Missy being the Rani wouldn't mean anything. I think sometimes we make the mistake of thinking that everyone who watches Doctor Who knows and loves the whole history of the show. Not so! :)
3 weeks, 1 day ago on A Study of Regeneration: Lord or Lady?
Personally I thought Dark Water did run close to the knuckle on this issue, but that's fine by me and if it's got people talking/thinking, that's a good thing in my book. If nobody ever complained about Doctor Who then I would be worried the show was playing safe; if it lives and breathes and takes chances then once in a while it will offend people and that's natural. But please, don't slag off those who complained; just because someone has an opinion you don't agree with doesn't make either of you inherently wrong or right, and people have a right to their opinion.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on BBC Defends Dark Water Complaints
@Wardo987uk That's because too many Doctor Who fans live to complain; being perpetually dissatisfied is their idea of love.
@DavidCole4 Seriously though, I'm genuinely sorry that your view of Doctor Who is so dogmatic and narrow-minded that you can't see how good we've had it this year. I too love the Classic Series, I started watching 33 years ago, but I also think much of the post-2005 output has been brilliant as well. With respect, what do you know about writing characters? Personally I think it's been stronger than ever in that regard. The Rani was a rubbish, OTT pantomime villain, not a character. Clara might be annoying at times, but at least she's believable, at least I'm given reasons to actually care what happens to her.
Do you think Doctor Who is designed specifically for you? Of course it isn't. It's a show that has always been about change. Again, with respect, if you even see the Classic Series as some unified, consistent 'whole', I would suggest you're not paying attention. It hasn't gone - it's just dared to evolve into something you don't approve of. Why shouldn't the Master regenerate into a woman? Time Lords are not humans.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on First Review: Dark Water
@Sneezed Regeneration Is this an American site then, despite the co.uk handle? News to me ;)
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Dark Water Review
@NineTenElevenTwelve @whovian101 What would be the point?
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Death in Heaven Radio Trailer
"...and nothing that you think is happening is happening… Nothing.” Suggests to me it's all a dream?
3 weeks, 2 days ago on What Further Secrets do Missy & Seb Hide?
Hmmm, no Seb in these pics... still reckon he's going to turn out to be the REAL Master (though I don't want him to, loving Michelle Gomez)
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Death in Heaven Promo Pics
@Americanwhovian @Amy is uniting the Earth Kingdom! I agree, but unfortunately I fear Missy isn't the Master, it's Seb :(
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Death in Heaven TV Trailer
@PeterGecko I agree. Forest was actually one of my favourites of a very strong season.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Your Verdict on Forest & Episode Ranking
@twoheartsonemind wants a Black Widow Movie @seddon Ditto to both unfortunately, and surely there wouldn't have been many creative people with mental health issues who wouldn't have watched the Bill Nighy/Vincent scene in the Musee D'Orsay with a huge stab of recognition.
@twoheartsonemind wants a Black Widow Movie I can only say I disagree entirely. Not the weakest by the long shot, and comfortably better than Time Heist, Into the Dalek and Robot of Sherwood (and I didn't hate any of those either). It was a lovely tale and even had good child characters - and I haven't enjoyed a child actor in DW since Caitlin Blackwood.
I am truly shocked. I thought it was a wonderful episode.
@Polyphase I seriously hope he isn't! :(
She's The Master - has to be - and it's a test to see how well a female version of the Master goes down as a prelude to - a female Doctor? ;)
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Dark Water Clip