@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @Moxx If the Doctor pushed him, I'd say that the act as about 70% murder and 30% vandalism.
5 hours, 29 minutes ago on Your Verdict on Deep Breath
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! Moffat has said that later in the series he wants to focus on how the Doctor is hypocritical in some ways, in that he is highly judgmental of anyone carrying a gun, yet he blows up entire planets on a regular basis.
1 day, 13 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
It's brilliant that a monster as iconic as the daleks can be reimagined and reinterpretted so many times in Doctor Who.
In The Parting of the Ways they were presented as religious fanatics, manically chanting "DO NOT BLASPHEME", while deep down they were disgusted by their own flesh. In Doomsday they were arrogant and imperious. In Daleks in Manhattan and Victory of the Daleks they were scheming cockroaches desperate to return from out of the dark. In Asylum of the Daleks and Into the Dalek they are portrayed, quite simply, as beings born of hate, irredeemably and irreversably.
2 days, 3 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
It's a pity that the daleks' memories of the Doctor were restored in Time of the Doctor, because the Doctor plugging himself into Rusty's brain would be a good way for him to reenter the dalek pathweb.
@whtsaint It seems reminiscent of how Davros shamed the Doctor in Journey's End: "how many have died in your name Doctor?"
Cue montage of Jabe the tree, Lynda with a y, the hostess from Midnight et al...
@TheCyberDoctor is Inside a Dalek Plus, Christopher Eccelston got spat on by the Moxx of Balhoon in The End of the World!
2 days, 4 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
@supermoff I liked how the arc was referenced in an out of the blue cutaway shot that provided great juxtaposition to the chaos being wreaked by the daleks, as opposed to the usual arc bit slotted in predictably to the end of an episode.
@Moreroundthings I love Clara's brummy burr when she says "they're comin'..." of the antibodies.
@TheCyberDoctor is Inside a Dalek David Tennant got soaked by the decontamination lift in New Earth- his second episode. It must be that it's compulsory just to get wet generally!
@supermoff @The Abominable Zombie Sometimes I think that hollywood directors just chuck away some money for the sake of it. Honestly, how can anyone spend hundreds of millions of dollars on a film?
2 days, 5 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
@The Abominable Zombie I liked the shots of the daleks blowing open in slow motion which was much more exciting then the usual; daleks collapsing in on themselves pitifully.
@supermoff @Chris502 Talking of the protein pool scene, how much living matter enters a dalek shell to be digested? It's not as if there's a miniaturised human crew taking a day trip all the time!
@StephenAHayes Usually I'm wary of the CGI in Doctor Who, but I actually thought that the giant dalek mutant was very good.
@HopPyleen The scene where the Doctor entered the dalek's mind was all the more dramatic and intense for me because it was one continuous shot with Peter Capaldi staring into the lens of the camera (a POV shot for the dalek mutant). The way that the dalek are constantly shouting "exterminate" emphasises how they are deranged, ranting fascists.
I do agree that the final scene with the dalek was a bit awkward. Where was it so keen to get to on the Aristotle? Was it going to make some tea for the crew?
I like your username by the way.
@supermoff @Chris502 After the teaser "Don't trust the Doctor" earlier today, I knew things couldn't end well for poor 'expendable character man'!
@The Lazy Cat I suppose that the dalek in Dalek destroyed itself before it became good, Dalek Sec as a human hybrid wasn't technically a dalek and Oswin was made from 'human stock' so was supposedly impure.
2 days, 6 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
At the start I thought it was a bit too Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS- a slightly mundane tour without much of a plot. However, it improved greatly about halfway through and became quite thoughtful and poignant- the Doctor ultimately saves the day and the dalek is changed, yet it is still filled with hatred and obsessed with exterminating. The direction and music were both excellent. Nice foreshadowing of the Doctor's (slightly hypocritical) reaction to Danny Pink
@LGwalchmai95 The Dalek bread joke doesn't make any sense unless you spell it 'Darlek' which we all know is grave blasphemy.
To quote the Skarosians, "DO NOT BLASPHEME! DO NOT BLASPHEME!"
2 days, 9 hours ago on Into The Dalek: A Recipe for Success
@The Finn @Stuck in the vortex-again In the next time trailer you can see someone shooting at floating spheres which I took to be antibodies similar to those featured in Let's Kill Hitler.
It annoys me that this will seemingly imply that the daleks are engineered to hate rather than genetically engineered to hate which makes them more like cyborgs such as the cybermen. I suppose I'll have to wait and see!
2 days, 11 hours ago on Into the Dalek – 12 Hints & Teasers
@mlawesome No. but if that did happen it would be, quite literally, metaphysical!
2 days, 12 hours ago on Into the Dalek – 12 Hints & Teasers
Into The Dalek sounds like an episode title from last year's 'blockbuster' series and since Phil Ford said that he had been discussing the idea with Moffat for a while, perhaps it originally was. However, something tells me that the concept will be presented deftly, in a more subtle manner than many stories from series 7.
For example, the next time trailers from last year were always very keen to promote the digestible central concept of each episode:
"DOCTOR: 'Dinosaurs! On a spaceship!'"
" CLARA: 'Where are we going?'
DOCTOR: To the centre of the TARDIS'"
However, the trailer for Into The Dalek didn't include the supposed slogan of the week "we're going into the dalek" which leads me to believe that the episode may be more complex than it first appears.
3 days, 3 hours ago on Into the (Mind of the) Dalek
@The Finn It's taken from the episode preview in Doctor Who Magazine so I doubt that it is overly revealing.
@LGwalchmai95 I felt sorry for Matt Smith after the almost universally glowing reaction to the casting of Capaldi as the Doctor, seeing that Smith's casting was met with "he's too young" "his face is weird" and "who?"
Despite this, I think that the media's response to Smith throughout his tenure was pretty positive.
4 days, 8 hours ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath
"Face Off" seems to be a surprisingly accurate summation of Deep Breath!
@kyr95 @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey I think that the arc will have something to do with cyborgs/ robots seeing how many appear this series:
Episode 1: clockwork droids
Episode 2: Daleks
Episode 3: robot knights
Episode 5: some kind of cyborg gamer
Episode 6: Scrovox thingy
Episode 11-12: Cybermen
4 days, 14 hours ago on Ferdinando on the Possible Return of Half-Face
It was a bit silly of Clara to ask "how do we change him back" considering that she would by now be more accustomed to regeneration than any other companion. Clara's apprehension towards the new Doctor was entirely realistic and convincing but I felt that this line was a little misjudged.
An excellent article. I definitely felt that Clara was more 'real' in Deep Breath than in recent episodes so it was nice to have an acute rundown of just why that was.
5 days, 4 hours ago on Deep Breath: The Very Best of Clara Oswald
@Dalekium @PaulJohnEric ...And the Master and Grace in The TV Movie. Kissing seems to be a surprisingly efficient method of removing toxins from the bodies of attractive women!
6 days, 4 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
It's odd that when Jack kissed the Doctor way back in 2005 there wasn't a single complaint to the BBC yet in our culture of 2014 where civil partnerships have been endorsed by the government, Doctor Who can't portray a same sex kiss.
Perhaps lizard proshetics rouses some hidden homophobia in some people!
@Ottoman14 He's also Tyres in Spaced- a truly unnerving performance.
1 week ago on Into the Dalek Promo Pics
You'd think that the Doctor would be more wary of touching a damaged Dalek since they can regenerate themselves from the touch of a time traveler.
I liked that Capaldi was actually quite saddened in that scene that Clara wouldn't "look at him" as he was- the one and only Doctor. For such an aloof and dark incarnation it was nice that he was still upset by Clara's alienation of him.
1 week ago on Moffat on THAT Deep Breath Cameo
Eleven seemed very subdued during the phone call. I suppose he must have been feeling weak prior to his regeneration and, in a non-fictional sense, Moffat wanted to keep the focus on the current Doctor.
It seems that they're trying to keep the whole 'Into The Dalek' thing a surprise which is odd considering that it's the title of the episode.
1 week ago on Next Time: Into The Dalek
It's funny that half-face met the fate that Eleven narrowly avoided (about one hundred years later) in The Eleventh Hour.
1 week ago on Whodunnit? The Fate of the Half-Face Man
@In The Forest Of The Night Quick! Use the power of your excitement levels to jump start the time rotor and travel to Saturday the 23rd of August at 7:50 pm.
1 week, 3 days ago on Series 8: 1 Day Teaser
@JennaColaman Well you would know whether she is staying until Christmas or not since you are Jenna Coleman.
Then again, it is a bit odd that you've misspelt your own name!
1 week, 4 days ago on Capaldi on Coleman Leaving Rumours
I was reading in DWM today that Moffat thinks that Clara is much more defined alongside Capaldi. I was surprised that he was so quick to write off her time with Matt Smith yet he said that Amy Pond was the companion most associated with Eleven (which is true in my opinion). I'm looking forward to seeing Clara become the definitive companion to Twelve.
@The Lazy Cat Doctor Who fans always seem obsessed with looking to the future so much so that they can't appreciate the episodes of the present because they're too focused on the elusive arrival of Clara/ 50th/ Christmas/ the arrival of Twelve/ the exit of Clara.
Better than the 3 minute snippets we got last year!
1 week, 5 days ago on “Doctor Who Extra” Announced
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! "Hypocritical" was too strong a word but it was an unproductive decision.
1 week, 6 days ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
It's odd that for an episode featuring trees springing up all over the place, In the Forest of the Night didn't seem to use any location shoots. Also, did anyone else notice about Danny Pink making his first appearance in Into The Dalek?
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey Which makes sense considering that Robin Hood is a fictional character!
@Gustaff Some of the details could be red herrings. Remember how the series 5 previews casually mentioned that Amy hadn't seen the Doctor in five years and was pregnant?
I always think that the 'weird' episodes turn out to be my favourite in a series (The Empty Child, Love and Monsters, The Family of Blood, Blink, Midnight, Amy's Choice, The Girl Who Waited).
Incidentally I felt a little short-changed by series 7 since the blockbuster format stunted any truly original, emotional and mad ideas from emerging. RTD originally commissioned Moffat to write a traditional pseudo-historical featuring Madame De Pompadour and he went on to write the beautiful time-jumping love story with extra horse that was The Girl in The Fireplace. Therefore Moffat's idea last series to have the writers pitch to him with nothing but movie titles seems just a bit hypocritical.
This series seems to be filled with the aforementioned 'weird' stories. In particular I'm looking forwards to Listen, Kill The Moon, Flatline and In the Forest of the Night.
Yet more sinister Moffat poetry!
The lighting of these photos looks more naturalistic than usual yet it doesn't really do justice to the prosthetics of Vastra and Strax who look very rubbery as well as the TARDIS walls which are quite plastic-y in appearance.
1 week, 6 days ago on Series 8: Deep Breath New Pics
Episode 10 reminds me of Billy Joel:
In the forest of the night- I go walking in my sleep- from the mountains of faith- to the river so deep- I must be looking for something- something sacred I lost- but the river is wide- and it's too hard to cross
2 weeks ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed
@Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd @TheNightmareChild sees into your soul! I think that TROA would have had a far greater sense of threat if The Vigil were revealed to be the previous choristers who were now essentially soulless (hence the name 'vigil' as during a wake the now empty shell of the dead body is watched over by family and friends).
It seemed a logical direction for the story to take yet instead they became dull, unexplained monsters who could be fended off with the sonic screwdriver!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on 8 Potential Pitfalls for Series 8
@They're all my favorite Doctor Good point. I get the idea that Moffat likes to write sarcastic, calculating and super-intelligent characters so hopefully he doesn't just slip into default mode when writing for Capaldi's Doctor.
Any suggestions for the title of the aforementioned article? I'm thinking 'The Girl Who Painted: Artistic Themes in Doctor Who' but maybe that's a bit cheesy?
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Write for Doctor Who TV