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@The Lazy Cat is Hiding from the Mummy I couldn't see her at all on the train...
2 weeks ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Promo Pics
@simon delafield @Clara Laurinda @The_Eternal_Dalek Works all the time for me
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon
@who251 @JamesStroud @shots1 Her reaction was utterly justified in my eyes. The Doctor dragged her away from her job, plonked her in a situation that she didn't want to be in, where she was forced by the Doctor to make a decision that would affect the future of the entire human race... It was not her responsibility, she shouldn't have been there at all!And the only time she had a "tantrum" so to speak was at the very end, where she quite rightfully got very angry at the man who put her in such a situation
@shyx111 @JamesStroud @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen @shots1 When I watched Tennant, I loved him. Afterwards, I don't like him half as much, but he is still brilliant. Matt is the same. The only person who has stayed so highly in my eyes after looking back on a series is Eccleston
@Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen @JamesStroud @shyx111 @shots1 I completely agree with you, all of them are good. But some are better than others, and in my eyes Matt is no better than most of the others
@simon delafield @arakus72 It wasn't. That's why Norris' character said they went against the will of humanity
@Klaas Smit @Oliver J. "cool" Great story, serious consequences, brilliant acting, interesting characters, and, most of all, the way it made me feel. It grabbed me from the first five minutes, and kept me grabbed for the entire thing. It was brilliant
@Oliver J. "cool" Better than the 50th! Better than anything!
@iamthedoctor He's been a prat in the past... Just look at six!
@shyx111 @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen @shots1 To be honest, yes. He is good, very good, but he is still in the bottom half of my best Doctors list
@who251 @shots1 Why was Clara horrid?
@Klaas Smit Why do you think that?
@RieruM I'm presuming it was said that she left in Mummy so it was a surprise when she left this week
@iamthedoctor That's the point, they weren't spiders! The fact that they were killed by the disinfectant proved that they were germs
@Disolus I don't feel Danny convinced her she was wrong. He just told her to think about it, and if she was still sure she didn't want to go with him again when she wasn't angry at him, then she should leave him. No convincing at all
I personally think the consequences of humanity going off into space, and potentially Clara leaving the Doctor, are big consequences
@Clara Laurinda @JamesStroud @You Have 66 Seconds to Live! @The Lazy Cat Has a Terrible Decision to Make... Modern day, but I thought that the episode with her in 1920's style clothing was set in modern day. Unless I'm thinking of a completely different thing!
@iamthedoctor It doesn't have to have a dark ending to make it dark overall. After the first 5 minutes, there was half an hour of very very dark stuff
@You Have 66 Seconds to Live! @The Lazy Cat Has a Terrible Decision to Make... Didn't somewhere say that Mummy is 100% filmed on set? I thought the 20's clothing was Flatline...
@iamthedoctor She was certainly underused, but she wasn't irritating at all. She portrayed a teenager perfectly
@shots1 Just because he wasn't what you expected or wanted to see, doesn't stop it being incredibly good!
That was the best episode of Who I have ever seen
I don't know if it is possible, but could there be a way to translate the first two codes from Hexadecimal into standard characters? If so, once doing that try using a standard shift using LUNA as the passcode
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Kill the Moon – 12 Hints & Teasers
@MrRazza, WANTED: A Lord of Thyme Student? No TV license?
My order is:
1. Series 1 - The perfect series in my eyes. Has a good mix of fun episodes and serious episodes, and fun parts within the serious episodes. It takes into account serious issues, and does so brilliantly. And the characterisation of all three leads (including Jack), and of Mickey and Jackie too, is fantastic. The series arc was really well placed, the main theme was constantly there, even the episodes that didn't directly link to the arc were in the same mood whilst being in a completely different style. It was utterly pefect
2. Series 8 (So far) - Every episode so far has been really good. Not a bad episode, great characterisation, mix of styles with an over-arching mood/theme, but maybe the arc is too in your face? I don't know how to feel about it yet, we'll see as it goes on!
3. Series 4 - So there were some bad episodes. And watching the whole thing in a row just makes Donna incredibly irritating. But there are some standout episodes. And I like Rose, so the teasers of her return were great in my eyes
4. Series 2 - There are more bad episodes than Series 4, but also better ones. Girl in the Fireplace is my favourite episode of Who ever, and Tooth and Claw is certainly up there with my favourites. The arc was done well too, with snippets of the word Torchwood appearing
5. Series 5 - It's a good overall series, bookended by good episodes, but there are some poor moments in the middle
6. Series 3 - The first half is pants. Everything up to the Lazarus Experiment inclusive is pretty bad in my eyes. But the run of episodes from 42 to Blink is brilliant, utterly brilliant, with fantastic acting all round. The finale had some great ideas too, I just personally feel it could have been shown better
7. Series 7B - Some really great episodes, Hide and Cold War were stunning, but also my least favourite episode of Who ever, Name of the Doctor, alongside poor moments like Journey and Bells. Also the arc. Didn't think much of it, it was too in your face that the Doctor didn't know who Clara was... I love Clara, I just wish they hadn't used her like that
8. Series 6 - In general, this series fell flat for me. The first two episodes are great, utterly love them. And AGMGTW was pretty good too, as well as the girl who waited and God Complex. But the rest? Nope. Didn't appreciate them. Even the Doctor's Wife doesn't work so well for me as it oes for the rest of you guys. It is a good series, some great ideas, but some seriously mediocre ways of putting those ideas across in episodes (alongside Wedding of River Song and Let's Kill Hitler, which are down there with Twin Dilemma and Time and the Rani in my books) bring it down. Also the arc with Amy's pregnancy was badly done in my eyes, and the reveals of River weren't as spectacular as Moffat kept making out
9. Series 7A - Okay. I love Asylum, apart from the whole divorce sub-plot, which was foul. And I love A Town Called Mercy. And I really enjoy the Power of Three, and if it had an extra five minutes for that conclusion it would easily be one of my favourite episodes ever. But then we have Dinosaurs. Which is just bad, plain and simple. and then Angels take Manhatten, which is my second least favourite episode. If we take a vague average of the episodes, then they seriously drag the series down, which is a downside to the smaller part of this series split. If you count Snowmen in this series (which I don't , I personally put it in 7B and it's a great episode, helps bring that series up from the lows of Name) then it would be higher than Series 6, but it isn't. Shame, there are some good episodes in there
Now, 9 is my favourite Doctor, so clearly I would like Series 1 a lot. 12 is seriously challenging 9 for my favourite spot, so it is obvious that his series would be up there. And 11 is one of my less favourite Doctors (purely through love for the others rather than dislike for him, he is really really good) so it is understandable that his series are lower in my eyes. But I tried to base it on stories and arcs, and that's the way it turned out
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Thoughts on Series 8 at the Halfway Point
@ Notsosmartguy The new Caretaker. @'Cos Guess Who? Ha! I'm pretty certain he is co-writing it, like Time Heist and Into the Dalek
3 weeks, 4 days ago on The Caretaker Advance Review
@Cyberbloke He looks really confused at the Doctor turning up, more so than Clara...
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Next Time: The Caretaker
Number 7: The Doctor in a hoodie
4 weeks, 1 day ago on 12 Great Moments From Time Heist
I'd argue that that is the point. With Blink being consistently highly ranked, List3n being better than it really says something!
1 month ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen
@DavidWilliamAppleby From the filming pics, one is an android "Cyber-augmented gamer". That would be the guy at the back (2nd left). The other one is presumably the shapeshifter, maybe shape shifted already?
1 month ago on Next Time: Time Heist
@'Cos Guess Who? Ha! @sontaran17 @Tomb of the Cyberbob It was a child... so, since it is meant to be the Doctor, and we have seen all of the other Doctor's at their "youngest", it has to be the First Doctor
1 month, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@'Cos Guess Who? Ha! @The 14th Doctor Orson totally Danny and Clara's direct descendant. They do a special hug and his grandfather is born
@supermoff is alone. Listen... @SonicTheHedgehogRules Only technically.in Britain there are a tonne of different accents! It's like comparing a Londoner to a Geordie!
1 month, 1 week ago on Is Capaldi’s Accent Causing Issues?
The opening scene... Where there is meant to be a yoghurt...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 12 Great Moments From Robot of Sherwood
@ Notsosmartguy @The Administrator The best Disney film ever
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Robot of Sherwood Clips
@The 4th Doctor Erm... In the script, Rusty blows the Dalek ship to smithereens by commiting Dalek suicide...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Face-Off: Dalek vs Into the Dalek
The Doctor - "Call that a sword? THIS is a sword!"
Robin Hood - "That's not a sword, that's a spoon!"
@Caitlin_1403 Bit late getting here, sorry about that!
Amy and Rory calculated that it had been about 10 years *for them*, meaning that they had been travelling for ten years of their own personal time-stream, but not for ten years in terms of Earth time. in God Complex, the Doctor could, theoretically, have dropped them off at their new home mere seconds after they were taken travelling the last time, meaning that it could still be 2010. He could even have dropped them off earlier, but that would be a little risky given paradoxes and such...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Actual Plot Holes in Doctor Who
I never heard these rumours... seems unlikely though, he is a well known author, who is doing very well from author-ing, and I see no reason why he would stop author-ing to take a big job in an industry that he has never worked in before... Maybe write an episode, but not showrunner!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
The Eleventh Hour has never been as great to me as everyone makes it out to be. The Atraxi, the food scene, the whole semi-Sherlock bit where he looks at Rory... Just didn't click with me
So, despite the Paternoster Gang, and the over-size T-Rex, Deep Breath wins
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath
I theorise that these two clips run practically one after the other, with the "Where are we going?" "Into darkness" clip in between them
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Into The Dalek Clips
@The Lazy Cat I would guess the beginning, for the following reasons. In the next time trailer, we see the Doctor saying he got distracted, so presumably he has already met the "good dalek". If this is the case, then the story can start at Coal Hill, introduce Danny to Clara and then, after the credits show the Doctor meeting the Dalek and coming for Clara (those two scenes could be in the opposite order, idk)
But if the Doctor has seen the Dalek, then he may need reassurance that what he is going to do is the right thing, hence asking the question
Also, usually clips from the episode that are released tend to be from earlier in the episode, so no twists are released early. If you look at the scenes shown in the Deep Breath TV trailer, the only scenes that were more than half-way into the episode were Clara's entry to the Tardis, Clara fainting and the Half-Face man "lighting up". The latter two of these scenes were more for dramatic effect, and didn't give anything away, whilst the first was a bit of fan-service and a glimpse at the new Tardis/costume. The clip of the episode that was released was directly after the credits. In the series trailer, we saw the clip of the Doctor post-Half-Face-death, which was purely for dramatic effect, and the little speech he gave on the Tardis about being rather old, also purely for dramatic effect
So, unless this is purely a scene in the episode that is made to question the Doctor and not a plot point, then I would imagine it is from the beginning
@Jaylcookie First off, the clockwork robots were completely different, and gained a different reaction from the Doctor when he saw them. The entire thing was completely different, so it was original!
2. Sympathetic pepperpots come in many different shapes and sizes... Okay, not literally, but they can be sympathetic for different reasons. This "Morality as malfunction" idea sounds great, and I don't remember it from previously...
3. Putting old enemies in new situations lets us both develop the enemy and understand more about the characters as they react to the new situation. Win win situation, especially when we have a new Doctor to get used to, as we can compare and contrast between his previous encounters with the enemy
@YouveBeenDuplicated "Capaldi-speaking-Matt-Smith-dialogue"?? People said that about Deep Breath too, and I still don't understand it...
A few points
First, I have been one of many to support improving the representation of lgbt characters in DW
Second, this quote from your article and a corresponding opinion
" The reason why Jenny, Vastra and Captain Jack are so good at representing LGBT+ people is because their sexuality is portrayed as being one aspect of their lives without it ever being sidelined or used as a sto The reason why Jenny, Vastra and Captain Jack are so good at representing LGBT+ people is because their sexuality is portrayed as being one aspect of their lives without it ever being sidelined or used as a storyline."
With Captain Jack I wholly agree. However, the way i see it, with Vastra and Jenny this is untrue. Looking at their dialogue, the pair are frequently referencing their sexuality, and by frequently I mean that it is placed in the forefront of your mind whenever they are in a scene. their characters are reduced to being a walking reminder to the fact they are lesbians, and it does little to support them. the pointers should be subtle, not outright saying 'she is my wife'. a 'straight' character would not be labelled as such, so why should a lgbt character effectively carry a great big neon sign over their head saying 'Look over here, i'm gay!' Frankly it is insulting that the writers don't know how to represent lgbt people without a giant signpost. RTD could, and did so with Jack, I just wish he had schooled the rest
Third, the kiss scene was utterly out of place. Not because it was cross-species. Not because it was homosexual. But because time slowed down to focus on this kiss, and make a big thing of it. If you want to show a close relationship, have an affectionate kiss whilst they are at home, not making a big deal of it. if you don't highlight it, and just make it feel normal, then the fans who, for one reason or another, donlt find it normal will have a lot less to complain about
Characters should not be 'a gay character'. They should just be 'a character' who just happens to be gay. The writers don't seem to understand the difference
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
@Trenzalore77 I'd guess we will see maybe two or three more scenes in "Heaven", each giving us slightly more of a clue towards what it actually is, but I'd suspect that there will be loads of mentions of "The promised land" throughout the series! Maybe the Robots in Sherwood are trying to get there too? Maybe the Robot thing in Caretaker is looking to get there? That weird alien from Time Heist? Who knows! That my theory at any rate!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Into the Dalek Promo Pics
@laviniasmith I heard the Cloister Bell when Capaldi collapsed at the beginning!
Also, I believe with the "round things" he was referring, like 10 and 11 in Day, to the standard roundels from his earlier Tardis interiors, rather than specifically the Zero room, though I'm sure it would have been helpful!
1 month, 4 weeks ago on 12 Great Moments From Deep Breath
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @LaraHarris Other than being the woman in the shop you mean? ;)
Still don't under stand number 6...
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Deep Breath 12 Hints & Teasers
@AlessandroArsuffi @JamesStroud Oooh! That's so much better than my idea!
@JFrance @JamesStroud Used to drink coffee, but went off it a few years ago. Tea I've never been able to drink!