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2 days, 18 hours ago on Review: The Fifth Doctor Box Set (Spoiler-Free)
"I'm the Nyssa, man! So that's what you call me, OK? That or Nyssarer, Her Nyssness, y'know, El Nyssarino, if you're not into the whole brevity thing..."
3 days, 13 hours ago on Review: The Fifth Doctor Box Set (Spoiler-Free)
I'm still making up my mind on buying this. I don't tend to go for many Davison stories, he's had some crackers but I've never been a fan of his companions. I am curious about seeing what Big Finish do with Adric, though.
If Gustaff or anyone else who's heard this one could answer the two questions below, without spoilers, it might help me decide.
1 - With the story set after Logopolis - does Davison sound more like his TV portrayal? I've nothing against his more matured take on the character, but have always understood this was intentional on his part and I'm curious as to whether he can really capture the original 5th still.
2 - Has Adric been fleshed out a bit or at least made into a character I don't want to lock in a box until the grown ups have finished saving the universe?
An interesting story but I was very glad they undid it at the end.
Unless I'm forgetting something, the only actual plot point from series 7 that gets a mention is something fairly small that is explained perfectly within the episode, and isn't something that spoils anything in S7.
4 days, 1 hour ago on 12 Spoiler-Free Thoughts on Deep Breath
I can picture the gravestone...
- - - - Here lies - - - -
The English Language
- - - c. 600 - 2014 - - -
#yolo #throwbackthursday LOLZ
5 days, 11 hours ago on Capaldi Unclear on Series 9 Return
Coincidence or spatial genetic multiplicity can happily cover Salamander and Romania's double in Androids.
1 week ago on Capaldi’s Hint On Past Whoniverse Appearances
Edit - did not correctly read what I was replying to.
I can't wait for everyone to see Capaldi. He's fantastic.
1 week ago on Dawn of the New Doctor
I like how everyone is hyperventilating about Deep Breath.
1 week, 1 day ago on Deep Breath TV Trailer
Never quote the Doctor yourself then? It's quite normal for someone to hear something funny their friend said and then repeat it.
I don't think it's going THAT sort of dark.
Thanks to that observation about McGann, I cannot get out of my head the image of Capaldi with a shroud wrapped round him glaring into a broken mirror and then bellowing in his best Scots accent, "WHO - AH'M - AAAAAYE?!?"
*Can confirm this is not a spoiler.
That dinosaur. Between that and the Tricey from last year there's almost enough CGI dinos for someone on YouTube to digitally fix Invasion of the Dinosaurs.
Makes sense, from her perspective Day of the Doctor was quite recent. People often repeat lines they think are funny. Just look at this place! :)
I think it makes perfect sense. With some exceptions, most of what has come from the screenings has been spoiler free preview articles and impressions that generate a positive buzz for what is a very accomplished opener. It was also a nice little gift to the fans. I greatly enjoyed the whole day, being out in the streets of Cardiff with Daleks and Cybermen, seeing the cast, spotting people such as Louise Jameson, Nick Briggs and Samuel Anderson in the audience, watching the episode and the q and a. I hope they do more of them for notable episodes like this. Especially when they're as good as that one was.
1 week, 2 days ago on Deep Breath Screenings & Spoilers: Pros & Cons
The music seemed to be less prominent - I don't recall any motifs like "I am the Doctor". It provided a great atmosphere as ever but less of the hummable tunes that you remember afterwards.
That being said I was so focused on the new Doctor and the visual elements that I may have just not been paying enough attention to the music.
1 week, 3 days ago on 12 Spoiler-Free Thoughts on Deep Breath
I wouldn't call it flawless. Very few Who stories are. But it is very, very enjoyable, particularly in terms of the performances of Capaldi and Coleman.
Why oh why can't we hum with our words. It's the OTHER bit of the tune, in a major key. Tell you what, look at the McCoy credits. The bit that is playing when his face appears? That's the tail end of the middle eight.
1 week, 3 days ago on The Series 8 Title Sequence
Thank you for your thanks! A pleasure to contribute to the excitement levels on my favourite Who site. Can't wait till the 23rd when we can talk about it properly. Series 8.. "it's gonna be a WHOPPER!"
On the list of bad choices for a first ep that's right next to Name of the Doctor. :-)
The one embedded above is the fan idea the new titles are based on - "Last of the Ganderene" is made up. The real ones have leaked online , very poor quality though, particularly the sound quality.
1 week, 4 days ago on The Series 8 Title Sequence
You’re always tremendously confident and then you’re humiliatingly defeated and you don’t remember that the next time you pop up with your ridiculous plan’.
Doesn't that apply to the Daleks as well? Or indeed the Cybermen.. I'd say Davros too, but Moff has yet to bring him back (which also is a crime ).
Sometimes though I wonder if he's got a point. A number of the returning villains suffer from diminishing returns, more so in the case of Classic era villains. But to say never or that the story of that character is done, seems a little far to go.
Nope, changed my mind again. How about this. You don't like that the Master is always over confident with ludicrous plans? You're the writer, change it. Do something new. Give him a decent plan. Make him scary, or make him lose his memory, play with our sympathies and our prejudices, make him vulnerable even, whatever form it takes, change it up and give us a different perspective on the character. I am sure Moffat could do it, I have no doubt.
Then do the same for Davros. Cheers.
1 week, 4 days ago on Moffat on Why the Master Won’t Be Back
I wish Capaldi was the 32nd Doctor, there were many spoiler free thoughts I had to cut out to get down to 12. Although six of those were just excited squealing noises.
1 week, 4 days ago on 12 Spoiler-Free Thoughts on Deep Breath
Fully in agreement with everything you said there. I can take or leave the Paternoster Gang most of the time but you couldn't have had this episode without them.
I think so. I wasn't a big hater of her before but I always felt she had potential that wasn't being fully used. This episode finally feels like her character is being used better. Giving her a new Doctor to deal with does allow us to see another side of her and I think it may win over some of her detractors.
Broadly speaking yes. Other than knowledge of who the Paternoster Gang are, there is very little past continuity that would need explaining. Whether it is the BEST one to start with is questionable, but you could do a lot worse.
Big you're welcome back at you.
Sorry. Would you like a jelly baby?
If it helps, my expectation levels for a new series have never been so high (due to being familiar with Capaldi's previous work) and I wasn't disappointed. But of course it all depends what you are expecting.
I still hope they will one day do an episode where Strax has to choose between the Paternoster Gang and the proper Sontarans. It would potentially totally justify the character arc to those who don't like his comedy role.
It is in no way as awful as that wretched movie. Promise.
You're welcome. Glad to be the bearer of good news - and it IS good news.
In its basic intent, yes, but not in terms of the approach and focus.
An answer will be coming shortly for those that want it, but I'm not going to answer here to respect spoilerphobes. There is another article I've written which will be spoiler marked.
Hello from Cardiff! A brilliant day and a cracking episode.
1 week, 5 days ago on Doctor Who World Tour: Cardiff Launch Pics
Got to be honest, two million of those hits were me.
1 week, 6 days ago on Moffat: Big Plans For Future Online Episodes
Came here to reference the Pirates. What a story.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Weird and Wonderful
That and they have Matt Smith's face in them. I don't mind the current titles, but the theme arrangement gets on my nerves, I'm hoping they tweak it this year.
That'll be a fun marathon. Splendid stories, all of them.
I can picture the BBC meeting now.
"Guys, guys! You remember how there was that episode of Doctor Who everyone was really excited about, and we showed it at cinemas? Well, it made us a lot of money and was really successful! "
" Wow. Hey, isn't there another hotly anticipated episode of Who coming up? "
" There is. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? "
" Hell yeah! We should definitely NOT put in cinemas. It'd spoil everything. Oh, the humanity. "
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Does Deep Breath Really Deserve a Theatrical Release?
Or the inside of a Dalek eye stalk?
1 month ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown
I wouldn't call him a comedian. He is best known these days for a comedic show but he's more actor than comedian.
The rotor is inside the column, I guess. Don't often hear it called a column though.
It's going to be an excellent day, I can't wait!
1 month, 1 week ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer
Fully agree with you on the Moff. He's not perfect and I don't agree with everything he does but you can't deny he has helped raise the international profile of the show and has helped ensure we have no fear of another cancellation to worry about any time soon. I don't mind that Who doesn't always get it right. I would mind if it went away again. I've seen that once.. And I never want to see it again!
1 month, 1 week ago on Where Doctor Who Could Improve and How
I wouldn't dream of spoiling it for anyone. I'll offer to write a spoiler free review for the site although I imagine DWTV will already have someone lined up for that.
1 month, 1 week ago on Series 8: Watch Deep Breath First
No no, no spoilers. It would ruin my plot to become Moffat's best friend and confidante (and I'm already shaky enough on how to make that happen..)
Can't quite believe it but .. Tickets acquired.!