Master Oswald Danes
Oswald Danes came to the Nethersphere, bargained with Missy and the rest is history...
Who'd have predicted? I really did expect this final to be Love and Monsters vs Fear Her. Seriously. That would have been such a hard decision. Even harder than what it actually is. But on this occasion, I voted for Blink. I believe the 50th to be too overrated, I don't hate it, but Blink in my opinion is the better of the two. Interesting how it's Moffat versus Moffat...
2 days, 16 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: The Grand Final
The Waters of Mars: Doctor Who at it's best. The Eleventh Hour: A fantastic start to a new era and did everything it needed to do. If I was to choose between the both of them, I would however choose Waters- David Tennant at his best, such rich storytelling and a real eye opener for the character of the Doctor.
I will however always regard The End of Time as my favourite ever story, but it's quite interesting how all these stories are chronological. Then there's The Eleventh Hour. The Doctor was a broken man and he used whatever was available to him to save the world. However, he was new and refreshed. I think as an audience that was exactly what we also needed for the show.
4 days, 2 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Semi-Final #1
I had no choice to vote for The Day of the Doctor because I can't stand Listen at all.
5 days, 14 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Moffat Era Triple
Blink, Bad Wolf/Parting and Waters of Mars for me. Although I would have liked The End of Time Part 2 to be there, although I get the feeling it's not that loved amongst the fandom. Personally I love and regard it as my favourite ever story.
6 days, 15 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: RTD Era Triple
@Malohkeh will sell soul for Big Finish CDs @Master Oswald Danes Yeah true. I am one of them, I just know I've seen better than that.
1 week ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #12
Definitely Dark Water/Death in Heaven for me. A much needed two parter finale with a satisfying story. I'm never inclined to vote for the 50th because under the majority everyone would just jump straight for that, because it was the 50th. To me, it was by no means the worst thing I've ever seen, but it's far from perfect.
What Dark Water to begin with managed to do is bring you into a dark, mysterious realm which you actually believe is real and you also question Clara's loyalty to the Doctor. Whilst I'm torn over whether I like Missy, it had a great cliffhanger and a very clever reveal for the Cybermen. Death in Heaven was a little weaker I must admit, but it wasn't at all boring and the music was top notch. My vote goes to this story simply because of the way it deals with the characters and the narrative doesn't seem random like I think The Day of the Doctor did.
@Doctor_Geek I really wish they had used at least 'Home' in TDOTD. It's absolutely fantastic.
1 week ago on Top 21 Tracks of Series 8 (Part 2)
Absolutely Flatline. The Name of the Doctor had criminally underused villains and was underwhelming as a finale, however a good set-up to the 50th.
1 week, 2 days ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #10
@The Taker I'm still receiving therapy after that...
1 week, 6 days ago on Mark Gatiss Penning “Scary” Series 9 Episode
@NeutronFlow is gniwolf @Master Oswald Danes If it wasn't for the lacklustre ending and the dodgy Ice Warrior CGI then maybe...
This, this is just evil. But Pandorica gets my vote, just an amazing two parter. Eleventh Hour was good in itself though...
1 week, 6 days ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #6
Sorry, Crimson and Cold War completely skipped my mind; I was actually on about Victory, Night Terrors and Robot, ha, although Cold War was nothing special either...
Okay, my honest opinion? I dislike Gatiss these days. His last three stories have been utterly dreadful and I don't anticipate his Series 9 contribution. He should just stick to Sherlock- I even feel that way about Moffat, but hey, he doesn't show any signs of stepping down soon...
Yeah, I immediately thought Blink and then I had a think and I realised Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead is a fantastic story and probably Moffat at his best (pre showrunner). I still love Blink for all it's standalone glory and introducing a fantastic enemy, but SITL/FOTD had this particular atmosphere to it that I just love.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #4
The Waters of Mars- Doctor Who at it's best.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #3
@ElyotWren @Master Oswald Danes Okay well they belong dead and buried with the Matt Smith era then.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on 5 Characters From Series 8 That Should Be In Series 9
What about Psi and Saibra? Definitely worthy of a return, especially over the likes of the Paternoster Gang who belong on CBBC...
The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances: the absolute definition of being terrified on Doctor Who. Especially when you where 11...
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #2
Imagine the horror of choosing between Love and Monsters and Fear Her...
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #1
As much as I love 'Dalek' and consider it an incredible masterpiece and the absolute correct way to write the Daleks, I had to chose 'Bad Wolf'/The Parting of the Ways'. Such a rich finale and a truly emotional two parter that said goodbye to the short lived Ninth Doctor. Again, RTD correctly wrote the Daleks as just pure evil. The storytelling was so serious and dark and it is definitely up there as one of the best stories of the revival.
Saying that, hats off to Robert Shearman. The first writer of the revival to deal with the Daleks and reintroduce them to a modern audience; he most certainly pulled it off extremely successfully. The shear terror of the lone Dalek picking off the inhabitants of that underground base and calculating a door code with a billion combinations in seconds, utterly terrifying. And I also believe that Dalek came from that falling ship seen just after all the Doctors flew in to save Gallifrey in TDOTD, after the big white explosion that implemented the time lock.
I was like this when Smith and Moffat first took over and when Capaldi and Series 8 came along I felt I could love the show again (in the same capacity as the RTD era). I'm not going to lie, there is still some things that bug me, but it is certainly an improvement from the silly and childish antics of the Smith era...
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Doctor Why Bother?
@Malohkeh will sell soul for Big Finish CDs @Master Oswald Danes There were still some badly written elements to Series 8 as well, but a few more two parters would have gone down nicely for Capaldi's first series...
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Moffat Explains Series 9 Two-Parter Increase
I would like Series 9 to be Moffat's and Clara's last though. As for 12, I love his Doctor but I don't think he's a 'years and years' Doctor. Does anyone think it's time for a new era yet?
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Moffat on Paternoster Return, Clara’s Original Exit
Yeah, if the Paternoster Gang where to return, it should be a spin off from now on. No more interfering with the affairs of the 12th Doctor. They did feel more suited to the silly and childish antics of the 11th Doctor. As for Clara, I think she had a perfect 'ending' in Death in Heaven and if I'm really honest, it should have stayed that way. Last Christmas could have instead been about Shona. Also Moffat really pleases me when he says "You can have River for a few years, but then River has to go"- perfect, let it stay that way. Unless he's teasing and tormenting as usual...
Well good, about time they came back properly. Series 7 Part 2 was just a disaster and the absence of two parters there is why. I could take Series 6 Part 1 (even though there were some dreadful episodes there) and Series 7 Part 1 which worked really well in my opinion. I really enjoyed Dark Water/Death in Heaven- it felt right in terms of pacing and that's exactly what the show needs again.
What next for the 12th Doctor? Finding Gallifrey, please...
3 weeks, 2 days ago on DWM #484: What Next for the 12th Doctor?
Flatline has to be one of the most inventive episodes I have ever seen. Steven Moffat, get that writer back now. A clear 10/10.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2014 Part 3
Listen to me is just so overrated. I wouldn't rate it more than 7/10. I enjoyed Time Heist a lot and gave that 8/10 as also for The Caretaker, which I thought was quite a clever plot but was a shame we never saw more of the Skovox Blitzer.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2014 Part 2
The "Will you help me?" line I'm sure was also uttered by Rusty in Into the Dalek, practically mirroring that of the Doctor's character and highly relevant towards the end of that episode where the Doctor says to Rusty that it is a 'good Dalek' in which Rusty then bounces that back to the Doctor calling him the same...
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Fall of the 11th:
How the 12th Doctor’s Personality Came To Be
Deep Breath- 9/10- A near perfect episode. A fantastic start for Capaldi's Doctor. An energetic, exciting and entertaining adventure with a really eerie enemy and a cleverly thought out story.
Into the Dalek- 9/10- For me, this is my favourite episode of Series 8. The Daleks felt threatening again and the story was so original. I really hope we have some Rusty continuity in the future.
Robot of Sherwood- 7/10- Not the best, but certainly not the worst. Where I think the execution was okay, the integration of another fictional character that already has it's own world in the BBC was wrong I reckon. The Gatiss appeal may be beginning to wear off.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2014 Part 1
Can we all just take a second to appreciate how great Smith's hair was during the start of Series 7. 11/10 for that.
1 month ago on Rank the Revival: 2012 Part 1
Series 7 Part 1 are actually my favourite run of episodes from the Smith era.
Asylum of the Daleks: 9/10- Despite its flaws with the 'every Dalek in it', the story is really good and well executed.
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship: 8/10- A fun adventure with some great morals to the story and fantastic CGI. Loved the whole concept of the gang as well.
A Town Called Mercy: 8/10- Western meets Doctor Who was a great idea and the Gunslinger was just a beautiful design.
The Girl Who Waited and The God Complex are actually not bad episodes, but after that it becomes utter crap.
1 month ago on Rank the Revival: 2011 Part 3
@Wonky Apples What, you don't think RTD did?
1 month, 1 week ago on Missy Back in Two-Part Series 9 Opener
The End of Time is the only story I'm willing to rank 10/10.
1 month, 1 week ago on Rank the Revival: 2009-10 Specials
I noticed how 'Impossible Girl' is there twice on a post it note...
1 month, 1 week ago on What was Clara going to say to Danny?
Love and Monsters, -1...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rank the Revival: 2006 Part 3
What ever happened to the nice navy cardigan from the first promotional images of the 12th Doctor's costume? I have to admit, I also hate the hoodie and even the scatty jumper. I was okay with it for Last Christmas, but it's a shame it's seemingly resurfaced for Series 9. I much prefer the variety of shirts the Doctor wore in Series 8. Have to admit though, loving the longer variation of his hair and glad he's still retained the brilliant Doc Marten like shoes and the fabulous coat.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Series 9 Filming: Capaldi on Set
I would just give everything 10 for Series 1. Eccleston nailed the role as the Doctor. NOT ONE story was dull or rushed. The characters were all developed properly and you could emotionally invest in them. Was a great shame that it all had to end after one series. However saying that, I love the direction the show is going in today...
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Rank the Revival: 2005 Part 3
I still don't understand all the fuss over Listen. For me, it was average at best.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 4)
Nothing is beating Series 5. Although I did rather enjoy Series 8. I didn't mind Series 7 to begin with and I thought Series 6 was just utterly dreaded.
2 months ago on Best of 2014 Awards #14: Moffat Series
@Russell T DaftDalek Be careful you don't Flatline doing that...
2 months ago on Best of 2014 Awards #13: TV Story
David Tennant fully deserved this special recognition, after all, he is the best Doctor ever!
2 months ago on 2015 National Television Awards UPDATE
I will Flatline if it doesn't win...
Ben Wheatley, simply because of Into the Dalek.
2 months, 1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #10: Director
Not really a standout series for music, but I liked the arrangements in Deep Breath. However I voted for Death in Heaven solely for 'Permission to Squeaaa'… that should be the name of that track!
2 months, 1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #9: Music
@jg007k I think Robot of Sherwood was the final nail in the coffin for Gatiss I'm afraid.
2 months, 1 week ago on Toby Whithouse Two-parter Confirmed for Series 9
The Teller, by miles and miles.
2 months, 1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #7: New Monster
The absolute definition of tacky trash for me.
2 months, 1 week ago on Neil Gaiman on Nightmare in Silver Reception
Definitely the Daleks. They had a very menacing feel to them this time. The genius idea was putting people inside one and the concept of a 'good' Dalek was a fantastic twist. Also they exterminated people again, which you know, is the point of the Daleks. Bravo Phil Ford!
2 months, 1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #6: Returning Monster