@TheCyberDoctor is Undead @GoodYear92 I love the heavy thud that the paradigm eyestalk makes when the Doctor slams it down on the table in The Wedding of River Song.
7 hours, 51 minutes ago on Time to Regenerate the Daleks?
I remember reading that Raymond Cusick (the original designer of the daleks) was unhappy with the Supreme Dalek from The Stolen Earth because the big gold girders that supported its head undermined the stability of the daleks in general- the should be self-sufficient without any supports. I personally didn't like the Supreme's third 'ear', that just looked weird!
7 hours, 46 minutes ago on Time to Regenerate the Daleks?
I think that the Time War design is the best dalek appearance yet. However, I agree with the article as it seems unprofessional to take a complete U-turn on the bold decision to reboot the daleks in Victory. The paradigm don't look too bad with their less hump-y humps and metallic paint job as seen in Asylum of the Daleks but we haven't yet seen them as the 'officer class' described by Steven Moffat. They didn't appear even on the sidelines in Time of the Doctor (despite getting their own Radio Times cover for that particular episode) so I hope that they don't disappear completely.
8 hours, 6 minutes ago on Time to Regenerate the Daleks?
That video is a bit cheap for a national newspaper!
3 days, 12 hours ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
I wonder how many Doctor Who articles have had the headline "About Time" or "Look Who's Back".
1 day, 14 hours ago on Capaldi’s Doctor More Alien, Less “human-friendly”
@Notsosmartguy @PaddyB @TAFKA-A Actually, when I saw the original costume design for six I thought that it looked quite well- zany yet smart nonetheless. However, in the flesh I think it just looks forced and synthetic.
15 hours, 48 minutes ago on Moffat on Capaldi’s “Grey-haired stick-insect” Look
Hi, sorry, we came to kill the Doctor, sorry, are we a bit late?
16 hours, 2 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://thetardismatrix.weebly.com/caption-competition.html
@Notsosmartguy @Ladydetemps I can imagine the newly regenerated Doctor going to a tailors and asking for 50 identical tweed jackets/ pinstripe suits/ unfeasibly long scarves/ technicolour nightmare clown coats.
17 hours, 43 minutes ago on Moffat on Capaldi’s “Grey-haired stick-insect” Look
@Notsosmartguy @TAFKA-A It looked like someone vomited up a packet of rainbow drops. The Doctor's costume should stand out but it should also look authoritative and impressive- not like an auguste clown.
17 hours, 45 minutes ago on Moffat on Capaldi’s “Grey-haired stick-insect” Look
When I saw the first publicity photo of Peter Capaldi's costume I thought it looked a bit too staid and formal- a bit like a musical conductor! However, having seen in wearing the costume in action through set photos and the trailer it looks much more impressive and pleasingly spindly.
17 hours, 48 minutes ago on Moffat on Capaldi’s “Grey-haired stick-insect” Look
@floppy_who @TAFKA-A Eccelston's costume was the complete opposite of what Colin Baker ended up wearing!
17 hours, 51 minutes ago on Moffat on Capaldi’s “Grey-haired stick-insect” Look
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @Planet of the Deaf "making out with women left and right."
Flirting sure ,but you seem to have confused Ten with Jack. It seemed to me that the Doctor only realised that Rose was more than just a friend to him when they were (seemingly) permanently separated and the only time that it was even implied that the Doctor had had sex was with Elizabeth I- and that was only implied very lightly since Doctor Who is a family show.
2 days, 10 hours ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
@TheBiPunishment I live in Britain (or the UK to be accurate) and the closest one is a whole boat/plane trip away
2 days, 11 hours ago on Symphonic Spectacular UK Tour in 2015
It's annoying that the show isn't coming to Belfast since it tours England, Wales and Scotland yet not Northern Ireland.
2 days, 12 hours ago on Symphonic Spectacular UK Tour in 2015
@Jason_Darko The 80's weren't the only time that comedians have been cast. In the modern series alone we've had Simon Pegg, Tamsin Greig, Peter Kay, Lee Evans, David Mitchell, Ropbert Webb, Bill Bailey and many more that I can't remember, and they all did a good job (yes, even Victor Kennedy/ the Abzorbaloff)
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Sanjeev Bhaskar Cast in Series 8 Finale
@RhonDOH is getting Six Seasons and a Movie!! I'm Irish and it leaves me cold too.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Does Time Travel Work on the Big Screen?
@Notsosmartguy @The Finn Mediocre? It seems you are more forgiving than most fans!
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Weird and Wonderful
Now we finally know the origins of the Weeping Angels!
The Barbies- a distant relation of the autons were a sinister yet vacuous race in which it was compulsory to conform. Then one day an ancient weapon left over from the Time War landed on their planet... the glue gun! The Barbies were never the same again...
@TARDlSkey @Lemonhead118 I thought that David Tennant's "I don't want to go," was a bit out of place in a video was otherwise was solely dedicated to the eleventh Doctor.
@The Genie I read the book of Cloud Atlas, It would be really interesting if Doctor Who used subtly interlinked stories from across time (and space) perhaps as a series arc.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Does Time Travel Work on the Big Screen?
I loved his books so I'm looking forwards to seeing his take on Doctor Who just as I was with Neil Gaiman three years ago.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Series 8: Frank Cottrell Boyce Confirmed
@Malohkeh @Amy is Hannibal Potential Modern Art Weeping Angels:
Anthony Gormley's Angel of the North
Henry Moore's King and Queen
Any sculpture by Giacometti
Damien Hirst's Verity (just Google it and tell me it isn't terrifying!)
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Are the Big Enemies Being Overused?
I dislike the idea that the Doctor's fondness for the Earth stems only from his human mother. He doesn't save our world or other worlds because of his humanity, a concept that comes across as incredibly arrogant on our part within the fictional universe of Doctor Who. He simply wants to save us because he is a good man, in spite of the corrupt culture of Gallifrey.
4 weeks ago on The Doctor: Half-Human on his Mother’s Side?
It's odd to see a weeping angel lying helplessly in a box of polystyrene.
Also, is every Doctor Who character buried in the same graveyard? I thought that Amy and Rory were buried in New York. Who else is buried here? Adric? Clive from Rose? Tricey?!
I always thought before that Moffat's obsession with gravestones was just one of his many other obsessions (cyber-heads, the Doctor's seemingly-but-not-really inevitable death, the function of a machine or artificial intelligence becoming horrifically subverted, top secret underground archives and bases) but now it all seems to be coming to a head!
4 weeks ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave
@YaelMoise Knowing the Doctor he probably would have adapted the projector earlier and then turned on this setting with a flick of his screwdriver to give the illusion of being 'magic'.
4 weeks ago on The Common Criticisms of Closing Time
@Ryan Nicholson I prefer the Cybus versions. The idea of the cybermen coming from Earth rather than the Earth's twin planet makes their threat seem far more prescient and the brain removal process makes it seem like a body rather than jst an armoured suit with a human inside.
@Chris502 I actually think the the Doctor said something about, "overloading their emotional inhibitors."
4 weeks, 1 day ago on The Common Criticisms of Closing Time
When I rewatched Closing Time recently I enjoyed it more than on initial viewing although one thing that struck me both times was that the story is too simplistic and overly padded-out as if the writer was worried throughout the scripting process that if he added too many different aspects to the plot, it would become rushed. This is a problem that I've noticed with several recent episodes (particularly The Rings of Akhaten) and it seems that the writers are slightly intimidated by Moffat's drive for fast-paced stories and blockbuster ideas. In fact, the only recent writer whose single-part episodes are pacy yet still comprehensive is Moffat himself, that is, apart from Time of the Doctor which was appallingly rushed.
One thing that I did like about Closing Time was the Doctor's decision at the end to miss out on the Alignment o Exidor so that he could stay for Craig. The Doctor in the modern series is always portrayed as being lonely and in need of a friend yet every time he is offered Christmas dinner for example, he turns it down. It was nice to see him actually stick around for a while.
@Stickmanville Like a much more disturbing version of Rose meeting her dad in the parallel universe.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave
If the BBC don't start releasing some new photos of Capaldi soon, every single piece of merchandise will end up with that scary hand pose printed on it!
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Series 8 DVD / Blu-Ray Dated
I just realised, the script lists the location as 'st.Paul's' which suggests that Moffat is clearly trying to evoke 'The Invasion'.
1 month ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Returning Characters & Monster
Could 'Missy' be a female incarnation of the Master? The line, "The dead are coming back all shiny and new," seems very reminiscent of Army of Ghosts.
@Regenerated Catterson @PaddyB Capaldi's expression is a mixture of disgust and perplexion- disglexion!
YES! I just realised that Moffat is maintaining his trend of every episode 12 featuring cybermen in some shape or form. Is it odd that that fills me with so much joy?
@Amy is Hannibal "The stuff of nightmares, reduced to an exhibit."
@jlocoleman I thought it was odd that she was at Glastonbury if she was supposed to be back to work on Monday morning.
From the Wales Online photos there are lots of non-soldier extras pointing guns. There also seems to be a photo of the Gatekeeper taking a selfie with the Doctor!
@Earthborn I hope it's not a direct sequel to a cyberman story from decades ago á la Attack of the Cybermen.
@Amy is Hannibal It annoyed me that they paid so much attention to detail to put a pandorica logo on the cybermen's guns (which couldn't actually be seen in the episode) yet they didn't bother to remove the Cybus Industries chestplate.
At the time I though that more Cybus cybermen had crossed over to our universe due to the line, "all universes will be deleted," which I thought indicated a weakening of the walls of reality but I think that it was later confirmed that they were from Mondas.
@SonicTheHedgehogRules @Amy is Hannibal I didn't like the eighties Cybermen as they looked like they had beards, they also looked surprisingly cross for emotionless beings.
What is it with Moffat and cyber-heads? Dalek eye-stalks too!
It's nice to see cybermen back in an urban environment- their threat doesn't seem quite as potent in some whimsical alien fairground.
@Amy is Hannibal Oh yeah, I didn't realise it was listed twice.
1 month ago on Weird and Wonderful
"Gatekeeper of the Neversphere" sounds like a Neil Gaiman title to me.
1 month ago on Series 8: Meet the Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere
@LGwalchmai95 Slitheena Williams?
As beautiful as the River Song timeline is, should First Night/Last Night not link to The Wedding of River Song as well as Silence in the Library since the title 'First Night' refers to River's 1st night of incarceration in the stormcage prison- after having supposedly killed the Doctor?
If Gallifrey is much larger than Earth, would that not mean that it has a greater amount of gravity acting on its mass? Therefore should the Timelords be little dumpy aliens?!
1 month ago on An Earthly Gallifrey
I don't have Microsoft Word, is Open Office.org accepted for feature articles?
1 month ago on Write for Doctor Who TV
@MrRazza, the Now Unemployed Rani Identifier Turn Left is probably the bleakest ever episode of Doctor Who due to:
The way it subverts seemingly whimsical previous episodes into something horrifying- the Titanic wiping out the entire population of London, millions of Americans being reduced to Adipose.
Murray Gold's soundtrack which seems to have been plucked right out of a funeral procession.
A version of Britain so compromised that it resorts to fascism, i.e. labour camps.
Donna:"I suppose I've always been a disappointment," Sylvia:"Yeah."
Donna completely losing hope and jumping in front of a truck with the knowledge that her death is inevitable anyway.
1 month ago on Should Doctor Who Adopt a Darker Tone?
I thought that regeneration was a consequence of the Time Lords being overly exposed to the time vortex as River Song could regenerate after being conceived in the TARDIS.