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@supermoff will kill the moon! @Antee991166 I think mine is a little like this: 1: Rose, 2: Clara, 3: Donna, 4: Rory, 5: Jack, 6: Martha, 7: Amy... but honestly I have loved every companion!
2 days, 11 hours ago on Remembering the Ponds – 2 Years On
Great article, I did love the Ponds, but unfortunately I grew a bit weary of them by 7A. I felt that TATM was not a fitting end for such important companions, and was a little disappointed. I personally would have loved for their last scene to be in the garden at the end of TWORS, a simple yet effective scene that could have given them the chance to return! But that's just my opinion... Anyway, good list and Happy 2nd ... Death Day? Sounds a bit morbid...
Definitely Time Heist, I didn't particularly enjoy either of his previous episodes, but Time Heist was great!
1 week ago on Face-Off: The Thompson Episodes
Love this! I must catch up on some classic stories with Jamie, he sounds amazing! And my darling Rose, I completely agree with everything you said including your episode choices (I would have chosen Turn Left, but that was Donna's story really). Anyways, fantastic article, happy birthday Frazer and Billie!
1 week, 2 days ago on Celebrating “The Highlander” and “The Bad Wolf”
@OliverTrussell @EternalVortex Sorry, I want Psi and Saibra to JOIN the Paternoster Gang...
1 week, 4 days ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist
So far: Listen: 10/10 --- Deep Breath: 9/10 --- Time Heist: 8.5/10 --- Robot of Sherwood: 8/10 --- Into the Dalek: 7.5/10 --- But I'm being a bit harsh, I actually think this series is definitely one of the strongest for me so far!
8/10 for me, a fun romp with some deeper moments. I loved Keeley Hawes and the Teller, really interesting ideas. I also loved the gang dynamic between the four 'robbers'. A HUGE improvement on Thompson's previous Who scripts! No 'meh' episode this season so far!
@Rorschach's_Journal_of_Impossible_Things @supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... It was fantastic, maybe my favourite ever! The finale on the other hand...
1 week, 6 days ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen
I adore both, but Blink has been given this god-like status, and I think it's a little overrated. Sally Sparrow was amazing, and it was terrifying, but Listen gets my vote. Peter, Jenna and Samuel were all absolutely incredible, the script was phenomenal, just simply a beautiful episode. This was a really cruel poll!
Brilliant article! I completely agree with you, one of the most poignant and beautiful scenes in Television history. My jaw dropped at the realisation that this was the Doctor's childhood, and I shed a tear when Clara told him 'One day, you're going to come back to this barn, and on that day you are going to be very afraid indeed.' - absolutely incredible, I didn't see either of them coming, I love the link to the Day of the Doctor and I really don't think there are any problems with Clara being there. Again, brilliant article Connor!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Making Sense of Listen’s Gallifreyan Gallivant
I personally think The Idiot's Lantern is far better than Night Terrors, it is actually a great episode on re-watch!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Your Verdict on Robot of Sherwood
I thought the scene where Clara first arrives in the barn through to the end was pure television perfection. I loved the link to the Day of the Doctor, and that we got to see some of the Doctor's childhood. On the worst day of his life, he went back to that barn where he spent his most terrible nights, he took the Moment to the place where he dreaded being a soldier, and that was the day he had to be one. 'One day you will count them. One terrible night.' - The Moment, perhaps another terrible night in the barn? And Clara helping him through both times with echoes of lines she said in Day was beautiful. Couldn't have asked for more out of an episode!
2 weeks, 3 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Listen
I honestly don't think there was, the beauty of the episode is that we are all afraid of things that aren't there. It was Clara who first grabbed the Doctor's leg, and maybe that's where the nightmare came from, the Doctor. It was all about how when the Doctor travels alone, he gets an over active imagination, and how it's okay for him to be afraid just like it is for us. It's okay to be afraid, even when there's nothing there - that's what I got from the episode anyway.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
@supermoff is alone. Listen... @ Notsosmartguy @MaraBackman I rewatched Boom Town recently and it is one of my absolute favourites, simple, classic Doctor Who story with fantastic character work and beautiful music! And I could write forever on how much I love Father's Day. Series 1 is amazing, Chris and Billie are on top form, and I personally love Series 2 as well if you're looking for more Rose ;)
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Your Verdict on Into the Dalek
I loved 'Into the Dalek', but 'Dalek' was my first experience with the Daleks. Not only that, it managed to get me to feel sympathy towards a Dalek, something that I didn't feel again until Dalek Oswin. Truly incredible episode!
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Face-Off: Dalek vs Into the Dalek
@The Finn Completely agree with everything you said!
1 month ago on Your Verdict on Deep Breath
@Jaylcookie To me it looks a hell of a lot better than Series 7!
1 month ago on 12 Great Moments From Into the Dalek
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! We have to remember that the Doctor himself is essentially a soldier, going on missions and saving people's lives? And then we have the Time War and the Siege of Trenzalore. He's seen his fair share of battles, I think he is partly judging himself when he says he doesn't like soldiers.
1 month ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
I think I'm going to really like Danny, but lady killer?! Subtle hint there or a red herring...
1 month ago on Into The Dalek Clips
The more I re-watch the titles, the more I warm to them, the graphics are amazing, it just took me a while to adjust to a timey-wimey opening rather than spacey-wacey! My favourite theme is probably Series 4's, it really conveys the energy and excitement of the show, but Series 8's is quite good!
1 month ago on Examining Series 8’s New Title Sequence
I love both, but I'm actually going to go with Deep Breath, I thought the intelligent script, the slower pace, the darker tone and the incredible performances all add up to a brilliant episode. I'm also excited by this Heaven arc more than any others before! The Eleventh Hour was fantastic, don't get me wrong, it was very fast, fun and generally quite light, very different to Deep Breath. Matt Smith probably won me over faster, but Peter Capaldi has intrigued me. I also think Clara was better in Deep Breath than Amy was in The Eleventh Hour, but that's not really fair since Clara didn't need to be introduced. Overall, both fantastic, vastly different, but Deep Breath wins it for me!
1 month ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath
@The Lazy Cat Definitely! I forgot to mention when you said the bit about the Times hitting her in the face, absolutely fantastic! I was so shocked and not expecting it, Doctor Who and slapstick comedy? But it really worked and made me laugh out loud!
1 month ago on Deep Breath: The Very Best of Clara Oswald
Excellent points Ruth, I completely agree! I really liked Clara, especially in the Bells of St John and the Rings of Akhaten, and then I wasn't sure... and then came Day and Time and I loved her! But Deep Breath was something else, I prefer this 'flawed' Clara, the dynamic between 12 and Clara is phenomenal, and Jenna was simply outstanding in it. She has the potential to become my favourite companion, although she'll have a tough time getting past the likes of Donna, Rose and Sarah Jane! Again, brilliant article!
@TheOncomingHurricane Haha when Peeta hits the force field in the arena Finnick gives him CPR (mouth to mouth), it's just in shot at the bottom of the screen. It's an incredible film, you should really watch it! And Jennifer Lawrence of course... *drools*
1 month ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
That person calling it 'porn'... didn't happen to be Miranda Sings did it??? O.o
@MeglosProductions I know, if Peeta and Finnick can do it in a huge Hollywood Blockbuster (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in case anyone didn't know) then why not Vastra and Jenny in a British Sci Fi TV show?!
Great article, it's very important to have LGBT+ representation in family shows. 1) It may help people who fall under those categories to feel accepted; 2) To show heterosexual people that it's completely normal. I love Vastra and Jenny, because they are not defined by their sexuality. Sure it's a big part of their lives, but the fact that they are gay isn't their defining characteristic. As a straight guy myself, I just don't understand where this homophobia comes from. It physically makes me angry to see people being discriminatory, whether it be through sexism, racism, homophobia etc. I wish more people could be accepting or at least tolerant. Brilliant article, maybe the next companion should be gay/bisexual? Oh and it bothers me that more people were complaining about two women kissing and not the fact that it was a woman and a ... lizard... not that I'm Silurianist but some non-fans might think that odd!
Also it has to be said that the music (not the theme - I liked it but I've preferred others) in this episode was brilliant, the little changes to Clara's theme, what I hope is Capaldi's theme when he decides to jump out the window, the action sequence music and Vastra's chamber music. But my favourite of all is the eerie, mysterious piece when the Doctor is asleep and 'translating'. Again, excellent pieces by Murray Gold.
1 month ago on Deep Breath Review
Great article, although like others, I disagree with your bit about Clara. I thought she was one of the strongest parts of the episode, and really carried it when Capaldi was elsewhere. Jenna's performance was exceptional. One little reference that I missed on first viewing is that when the Doctor realises that the Droids sound familiar and he sees the name Madame de Pompadour, he is smelling flowers. And I believe, on close inspection, that they are roses...
@TardisBoy Hopefully, that would be really interesting! She did seem a bit delusional...
1 month, 1 week ago on Introducing Missy the “Gatekeeper”: Who is She?
From what I've seen so far, I love Missy. She's absolutely bonkers and I hope she turns out to be a dangerous adversary for the Doctor. That being said, she could have been just as brilliant without the need to make the Doctor her 'boyfriend'. I like River, and I love Tasha Lem, but people complained about them being too similar (I believe they are one and the same... somehow) so I don't think making another mysterious, odd woman a love interest will make fans (me included) very happy. Then again, I have faith in Moffat and we'll just have to wait and see how it plays out. Brilliant article Sam!
My list goes like this: The Impossible Astronaut (/Day of the Moon) + The Bells of St John: 10/10 ---------- Smith and Jones + The Eleventh Hour + Partners in Crime: 9/10 ---------- Rose + Asylum of the Daleks: 8/10 ---------- New Earth: 7/10 ---------- But I wouldn't say that any opening episode was bad, I've really enjoyed them all! Great articles!
1 month, 1 week ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: The Impossible Astronaut / Asylum of the Daleks
I love this episode, a brilliant start to my favourite series! Tennant and Tate are on fire, they have such a brilliant comedic/friendly/buddy-movie dynamic. It's a fun, in some places dark, romp that wonderfully re-introduces one of the best companions. But it was the spine tingling cliffhanger with Rose that gives it such a high mark, it took me completely by surprise and was perfectly done! A solid 9/10 from me!
1 month, 1 week ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Partners in Crime
@supermoff @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey I imagine them spending ages in the TARDIS wardrobe saying, 'well these shoes are cute, but can I run away from a Zygon in them?' ... Does anyone else really want to see more of the Doctor and companion when they're not fighting for their lives? And no I'm not resorting to fanfiction...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Rose
@supermoff @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey Everyone here knows I ADORE Rose but one thing really bugged me in Series 4 ... giant hoop earrings to fight the Daleks? 'Right I'm off to fight the Daleks and save the world ... but first I have to look fabulous!'... Really?
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey Haha if I got to travel with the Doctor I'd be really obnoxious and rub it in everyone's face! Then again I'm a horrible human being so I'm probably not the best example... ;)
My first episode! And I literally just watched Rose that's so weird! Although I would say that Mickey wasn't exactly the best boyfriend either (rather go down the pub and watch footie, 'don't read my emails') but I agree with you on basically everything, 'Rose' is simple, fun, and a great way to kick off a new era of Doctor Who. I'm hoping we're going to get another brilliant opening in just under 5 days! Love these series of articles, hope they continue somehow!
Funnily enough, I voted for Time Heist, even though Stephen Thompson is one of my least favourite writers on the show. It just sounds so intriguing, and a whole lot of fun! After all, this is your most anticipated episode, not the one you think will be the best...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Poll: Your Most Anticipated Series 8 Story (Eps 1-6)
Absolutely LOVE these episode titles... but I'm a bit confused about Kill the Moon? How do you... you know... kill the moon? Anyone? My favourite's are Time Heist, Mummy on the Orient Express, In the Forest of the Night and Dark Water/Death in Heaven!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed
Really interesting to see the similarities! Although I don't know why Moffat, and RTD for that matter, draw so much criticism. Yes, some series I have enjoyed more than others, but the point still stands, I always enjoy Doctor Who. It doesn't matter who the Doctor is, who the companion is, or who the show runner is, it'll always be Doctor Who. Rant over, great article! I think Series 8 could be one of the best the show's ever seen!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Is Doctor Who History Repeating Itself?
As much as I love Clara and don't want another heartbreaking Christmas, I just think her staying for the whole of Series 9 would be too long. Unless they do another split (and I'm not a huge fan of those) I believe the best time for her to leave is this Christmas special. But it is the Mirror so I wouldn't go burning Moffat's house down just yet...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
Great article, I hope this keeps going... somehow. ----------- My opinions: The Name of the Doctor: 8/10 - Came about rather quickly with no warning, I felt the pacing was very slow. But the beginning and the end were fantastic, as was Alex Kingston as River. ----------- The Night of the Doctor: 10/10: - It was brilliant to see Paul Mcgann back in action, a perfect prequel to the anniversary. ----------- The Day of the Doctor: 11/10 (If only I could) - It blew me away, everything was there for a reason, it didn't feel like annoying fan service just because it was the 50th. Everyone was outstanding, John Hurt and Billie Piper especially for me. The effects were incredible, the 3D aspect worked really well. What a way to celebrate 50 years! ------------ The Time of the Doctor: 9/10 - Could have done with being a 2 part episode, and sending Clara back got a bit repetitive. But both Matt and Jenna were brilliant, and I loved Orla Brady as Tasha Lem (who I still believe is River...). A beautiful ending to Matt's era and a satisfying conclusion to the Silence arc. ------------ Hope to see you doing Series 8 reviews John!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – The Doctor Trilogy
In the third piece there is a picture of a beach which I'm going assume is Bad Wolf Bay and then there's Sarah Jane and K9 and this is not good I'm gonna start getting emotional...
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
@sontaran17 Haha don't thank me thank the Moff, who made me realise how great he actually is all due to 'Day'!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who – A Global Phenomenon: Part 5: An Unexpected Journey
It's great to hear from people across the globe about their experiences! I had a great one, we decided to go to the cinema, and low and behold, hundreds of Whovians in costume all crazily excited, with the doors to the cinema screen made to look like the TARDIS and 'bad wolf' sprayed across the wall. I remember feeling very special as I heard sharp intakes of breath when Billie Piper first appeared, with murmurings of 'oh, it's Rose!', and gasps and tears when Tom Baker's booming voice was first heard. We all laughed at the same jokes and references, we were all upset just like Clara and the Moment when they decided to destroy Gallifrey, and we all cheered when the 13 doctors ended up saving it. It was a perfect evening, that us fans could share together. I wish they did it every year! (Sorry it wouldn't allow me to break it into paragraphs).
I agree with points on both sides, but Clara really is climbing up the rankings with her past few episodes for me and is close to becoming Top 3. That is, if Series 8 is as amazing as it sounds ;)
2 months ago on Popular / Unpopular Opinion: Clara Oswald
Great article! Anyone else love the poster at the top?
2 months ago on The Future of Multi-Doctor Stories
@edoe101 Agree with you there, Series 4 was probably my favourite, followed closely by Series 5. Series 2 had some horrible low points but it's brought back up for me by Tooth and Claw, School Reunion, The Girl in the Fireplace, The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit and a personal favourite, Army of Ghosts/Doomsday. Oh and Billie Piper ;)
2 months ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up
By mid-Tennant I hope they mean the end of series 3 and early series 4, very strong episodes, and quite dark in themes and there tone. I personally love series 2 as well, but I understand that it's an... acquired taste...
Despite what I said yesterday I actually completely agree with your scores here! Except JTTCOTT, my least favourite episode of Series 7... :/ But Bells and Rings (ooh, look at that!) are my two favourite from this series, glad we agree this time!
2 months ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 7 (Part 2)