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I had to go with 5.
My list 5,1,8,2,4,3,6,7
2 months, 1 week ago on Finale Face-Off (Series 1-8)
@mikelaengelo I grew up watching it here in the states. (pre internet.) I had no idea what was going to happen from Doctor's 3-7.
Even when the new series came back it wasn't popular enough to be unavoidable. (A headline on any random news site you might visit.)
The first time I expected a regeneration & companion switch was Martha to Donna & when Tennant left.
2 months, 1 week ago on Moffat Can’t Confirm Jenna Coleman for Series 9
'unfortunately it’s not getting any clearer.' No. fortunately, IMO. I miss the days of not knowing a Doctor was going to regenerate, or a companion was leaving. It made the show even more exciting. Hopefully we won't know what's up until we see it on screen.
2 months, 1 week ago on Happy Birthday, Steven Moffat!
@DocWhoLocked Though I think it was unwitting on the part of the writers, the best candidate for the Valeyard, has something to do with Handy (or Metacrises 10) or whatever you call him.
The Master states that the Valeyard is an amalgum of the evil sides of the doctor from "somewhere between his 12th and final" incarnation."
We always wondered how you can have an "inbetween" regeneration, well. Handy would be the 12th body grown by the doctor but not technically a regeneration so who knows.
This is really just my own fun head cannon.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water
Which did I find scarier? Listen. Which did I enjoy more? Blink.
so...which do I vote for....
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen
Brilliant writing, pacing that lets the actors act and the audience connect, superb acting. What a great episode. 9/10
The only two things I didn't like were Vastra saying the Brig's line. Sorry, Vastra, you haven't earned that YET, but I blame Moffat and not you.
And the repetitive "married" jokes, were just incredibly tiresome. but... SEE ABOVE! Great episode!
5 months, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
Ugh, this makes me sad because it's so spoilery. These are great lines, and to waste them on a radio promo is just gross. Thumbs Down BBC.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 “Faces” Deep Breath BBC Radio Trailer
He can't be 12, as cool as that would be. He is/was a zygon (or some other body copier) who'd already seen 12.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Capaldi’s Hint On Past Whoniverse Appearances
@Sneezed Regeneration I agree
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Deep Breath TV Trailer
6 months, 1 week ago on Listen! Series 8 Teaser Trailer
The new five doctors. War, 9, 10, 11, 12.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Will There Be a 10th Anniversary Special for the Revival?
Days of Future Past has the same plot as Day of the Daleks, and is arguably where the original comic writers came up with the idea from. (check it out, strange but true!)
6 months, 4 weeks ago on Does Time Travel Work on the Big Screen?
Well reasoned theory.... Ugh, I hope it's not true.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Does Clara Hide a Secret that is Bigger on the Inside?
City of Death does NOT deserve a spot in the top 10. IMO but it keeps popping up so who am I to argue with everyone else.
8 months, 1 week ago on The Top Stories & Doctors (According to DWM 2014)
WHAT NO RITA!?!?!?!? Rita would've been awesome!
8 months, 1 week ago on 5 Could Have Been Companions
@RobertLythgoe Well we'll have to agree to disagree. The God Complex is currently my all time favorite NuWho. And I'd put Mercy & Venice higher up on the list of favorites. I think Complex & Mercy are the type of stories that set Doctor Who apart. :)
9 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Everything Else (Episodes 9-13, Specials)
I hope Toby Whithouse has written an episode for Series 8.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Everything Else (Episodes 9-13, Specials)
Excellent article. thank you.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on The Life and Times of Peter Capaldi (So far)
Also...HOW DID CLARA GET OUT OF THE TIME SCAR!?!?!? If she was supposedly spit into a million pieces and the process was going to kill her as it supposedly destroyed the Intelligence... How did the Doctor save her?
I understand they didn't want to put that in the 50th and I never would want to see it there, but where was the adventure? or at least the explanation of this.
First it's all... "oh no don't do that you'll die!"
then it's all..."life is back to normal travelling with the Doctor on and off...What was I worried about?"
It's like we all got so distracted by the the awesomeness of John Hurt that we forgot about the rest of the story.
10 months ago on Moffat Explains Doctor’s Timey Tomb
@The_Major This is a great theory, I agree. Too bad Moffat can't say something like this.
Answering a question is not the same as explaining something!
Explaining something would be to say "the time fissure is the result of
me regenerating there at the end of my first cycle"
Saying "But what do I know about Trenzalore?" is NOT an
explanation, it is an answer to a question.
This is exactly why I have become so disheartened with Moffat's story
telling after being a Moffat super fan. He is capable of complex plot lines
(look at almost all of his past DW work or Sherlock) but his handling of the
end of Matt Smith's era is truly tragic. I'm not saying the story didn't have a
satisfying emotional through line or anything like that, and I don't think
you're an idiot if you enjoy it. I'm just saying that I feel so let down by the
storyteller who gave us Blink and the Pandorica Opens/Big bang (among others.)
Part of the joy of those episodes is not just the emotional journey we go on
with the characters, but watching the mad mechanizations of time travel
storytelling. If something is not revealed right away or must be inferred, then
that can be all the more enjoyable.
But when the mystery is solved off-screen (who are the Silence? What is
their purpose? Etc.) and we are simply given the answer in a line of dialogue,
it is completely unsatisfying on this level.
(Sherlock SPOILER) Can you imagine Sherlock having an adventure and then suddenly
saying "The murderer was a London cabbie hiding in plain sight, and he
said a name to me, Moriarty" And never seeing the confrontation between
him and the cabbie? Or being with him as he discovered that!?
How lame would that be !?!?
I, as an audience member, want to go on the journey of discovery with the
main character, not just overhear them telling me something they discovered
when I wasn't around!
Perhaps Moffat just ran out of time to tell the story how he wanted to.
Hopefully Capaldi's era will not suffer from this.
I understand that many people feel like Cold War is 'slow', but I thought it was an excellent reintroduction of the Ice Warriors. If you can't stand Cold War, don't watch classic who.
Cold War is just a modern (and quite excellent) update of the original Ice Warriors story, taking many of the same story elements. (The Doctor introducing himself by saving a group of people from destruction, the female companion almost bonding with the lead ice warrior, etc etc.) Try watching the Ice Warriors, and then watching Cold War right afterwards. I think you may have a new appreciation for it. All that being said...I voted for the impossible planet. (ha ha ha ha)
10 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 8
The God Complex deserved to be much higher IMO.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: Results (19-13)
I'm kind of shocked by The Rebel Flesh / The Almost People & The Vampires of Venice. I mean, I knew they weren't fan favorites, but I didn't expect them this low.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: Results (39-34)
If it weren't for Matt's acting I would totally exterminate Time of the Doctor.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: Series 7 (2012-2013)
"...but heroes tell us who we want to be, and a lot of our heroes
But, you know, when they made this particular hero they didn’t give him a gun, they gave him a screwdriver to fix things,
they didn’t give him a tank or a warship or an X-wing fighter, they gave him a
call box, from which you can call for help, and they didn’t give him a super
power, or pointy ears, or a heat-ray, they gave him an extra heart. They gave
him two hearts. And that’s an extraordinary thing.
There will never come a time, when we don’t need a hero like
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
Do yourself a favor and skip to 27:42 of the 11th hour panel! Whatever you think about Moffat, his response to that question is one of the most amazing quotes about the show ever!
11 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS
also...my vote is for Whithouse!!!!...(or Phil Ford)
11 months ago on The Speculator’s Guide to… The Next Showrunner
I think if Moffat stays as EP for two more seasons he should write less scripts. He is an excellent writer, but since he's been show-runner his scripts have been 50/50. (either good or not so good). Someone give the guy a break! Also this would let the new person ease into the position.
This is an excellent homage to the classic era. Watch 'The Ice Warriors' and then watch this. Some sections almost seem copy/pasted plot-wise.
I wish the Skaldak wasn't CG, but other than that, a good old-fashioned episode.
11 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: Cold War
Some high highs and low lows, even out for me. 5/10
11 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Rings of Akhaten
I thought this was a brilliant introduction to Clara. The setting,music, dialogue were all brilliant. Best of Series 7 IMO.
11 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Bells of Saint John
This was going along nicely, until...with the wave of his MAGIC WAND, the Doctor saved the day...
4. Below average...
Kill the Sonic. (or just use it sparingly)
11 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Power of Three
Whithouse as the next showrunner!
11 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: A Town Called Mercy
ha ha, i love all your classic-who joke/references.
11 months, 1 week ago on A Few Thoughts On Danny Pink
To my mind this is the best recent episode. 10 out of 10!
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: The God Complex
I've seen (or listened to) every episode, but I haven't heard much or read
much of things that weren’t part of the TV show.
I like to think of the War Chief as an earlier regen of the Master. I also
think there is decent evidence for Susan being a human. (That doesn't mean I
don't think the Doctor had a biological family at some point.)
I hope the show never reveals (and only hints at) the Doctor's origins. That
way we can keep imagining in books, audios, comics etc.
11 months, 4 weeks ago on Who is the Doctor?