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Great article! Anyone else love the poster at the top?
11 hours, 8 minutes 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 ;)
1 day, 13 hours 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!
5 days, 10 hours ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 7 (Part 2)
Love the Penny Dreadful/Doctor Who trailer... but the one huge thing that connects them both is Billie Piper, and yet there is no Brona/Rose in the clip... brilliant editing and music though!
5 days, 12 hours ago on Weird and Wonderful
I disagree with many of these articles you write John, this one is no exception. We may have differing opinions but I can't fault your writing and analysis of the episodes, all of them are excellent!
6 days, 11 hours ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 7 (Part 1)
This series looks absolutely incredible! Such a great mix of episodes, I'm equally excited for all of them... But as much as I love Clara, I think the end of series 8 is her time to go, with almost 2 series under Jenna's belt. Amy and Rory stayed for almost 2 1/2 series and I think they overstayed their welcome. I want an epic, heartbreaking departure for Clara in either the finale or at Christmas!
1 week, 2 days ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8
@YaelMoise Completely agree with your points on Enterprise and Veronica Mars, although I'm as much as a Trekkie and a Marshmallow as anyone could be, I didn't like the change in themes. It made a big, unwelcome difference.
2 weeks ago on The Importance of Doctor Who’s Theme Tunes
You're so right, it's really important. And I really miss the Series 4 theme as well, easily my favourite!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on The Importance of Doctor Who’s Theme Tunes
In my opinion, 2 part stories are always generally more exciting, as you give time to build up both story and guest characters. Series 7 felt incredibly rushed to me, the only show I know that can pull off that crazy fast pace is Scandal. There are exceptions, The Girl in the Fireplace, School Reunion, Blink, Turn Left, The Girl Who Waited etc. but overall the 2 part stories prevail on excitement and pace. And don't get me started on the fantastic cliffhangers we are given!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Are Longer Stories Better? Five Classics
Yet another reason why I wished I lived in Cardiff...
4 weeks ago on Series 8: Watch Deep Breath First
@CrAzyLAdy12 I tend to think the same, but there's a CBBC show called Wolfblood which could pass as a BBC 1 show if the actors were older, it's fantastic!
4 weeks ago on Series 8: Frank Cottrell Boyce Confirmed
Good article, but it's still not a favourite! I don't really understand how I can adore The Unicorn and the Wasp but be not particularly fond of The Lodger/Closing Time when they're both from the same writer. Although, Moffat wrote both The Girl in the Fireplace and The Wedding of River Song so anything's possible I guess.
1 month ago on The Common Criticisms of Closing Time
Kate Stewart, Osgood, Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere, UNIT and Peter Capaldi: AMAZING! Cybermen: Meh... I like the new design but hated the ridiculous abilities they were given in NIS, the scary part of the Cybermen is that they were once us, and that was completely removed by Gaiman.
1 month ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Returning Characters & Monster
I like to think that Gallifrey and Earth/Time Lords and Humans are somehow connected, but I'm not sure I'd go this far! Great read and interesting theory though!
1 month ago on An Earthly Gallifrey
@supermoff @Planet of the Deaf Yes but none of Moffat's did either, Amy and Rory died of old age just like Rose, Martha and Donna would, he also managed to bring back River even after her supposed death. No main characters really did die in either series, which I think needs to change, but look at the montage of supporting characters that died in RTD's reign, shown in Journey's End. It really highlights the danger the Doctor puts people in. Again, not taking sides because I love both show runners equally.
1 month ago on Should Doctor Who Adopt a Darker Tone?
@Planet of the Deaf I'm pretty sure it wasn't the only scene, as many other Doctor Who scenes were in that top 250 as well (examples given on the comments page when this news broke).
1 month ago on Why the Doomsday Farewell is Not the Greatest
I like to think that humans descended from Time Lords, and that's why the Doctor loves Earth and the human race so much, they remind him of his own people.
1 month ago on Moffat: Who says the Doctor is NOT human?
I just hope that even if you don't like this scene, you can appreciate that Doctor Who topped the polls... again. I personally love it, sublime acting from Tennant and Piper, fantastic script from RTD, and perfect scoring from Murray Gold. I also just want to say that I am about obsessed as you can get with this show, and I adore Ten/Rose. There are people who are hardcore fans and ship them, we do exist!
1 month ago on Doomsday Farewell Declared Greatest Sci-Fi Moment
I'm not keen on how the Sontarans have been made silly, but I love Madame Vastra and Jenny, the Paternoster Gang really need their own spin-off.
1 month, 1 week ago on DWM #475: Vastra, Strax & Jenny are Back
Great article, I quite liked Miracle Day but two things frustrated me. Firstly, I know Sci-Fi doesn't necessarily need aliens, but it is Torchwood, and the lack of anything alien bothered me. Secondly, Jack's immortality (as far as we know) has nothing to do with his blood, it was Bad Wolf Rose, which kind of negates the whole plot of Miracle Day. But as you said, the mystery and the characters certainly make up for that, especially Esther!
1 month, 1 week ago on Is Torchwood: Miracle Day Unfairly Criticised?
This is amazing and really interesting... And so detailed! I really want this to happen now, it would be heartbreaking but happy at the same time, great article!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Does Clara Hide a Secret that is Bigger on the Inside?
Haha great article, I wish we had more of these moments in DW!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 11 Doctor Who Instances When It Was Just… Blissful
Brilliant piece! I have always loved Doctor Who for simple reason. It's Doctor Who. I might disagree that Rose was an awful companion, because I have liked every companion. I might disagree when people say The Name of the Doctor was perfect, but I have enjoyed every episode. This article wonderfully said what needed to be said. That most of the fans are friendly, respectful people. Well done! Oh, and I'm going to say it, I love RTD and Moffat equally ;)
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Yes, I’m a Whovian, but I’m one of the nice ones
Great article! I think something between the two would be perfect... only series long arcs but with them being quite important in certain episodes. But that's just me!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Comparing the Different Arcs of the Revival
A two part finale really gives time to build up both characters and tension, I thought that Army of Ghosts/Doomsday and The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang did this best. I just hope we get a huge epic end this year (with maybe a heartbreaking goodbye to Clara?)!
2 months ago on Two-Part Finale for Series 8
Great article, completely agree with your points! On a side note, did anyone else think that this was a news piece on Matt Smith getting married at first glance?
2 months, 1 week ago on The Matrimony of Mr and Mrs Smith
I understand that Breaking Bad deserves all the awards it has collected and is called the best TV show of the century so far etc. but this is a BRITISH awards show. Firstly, Breaking Bad is American; secondly, Doctor Who has been running for 50 YEARS!!! If that doesn't deserve a BAFTA I don't know what does...
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 2014 BAFTA Television Awards: Day Triumphs!
I did love Series 7, but cliffhangers for 2 parters are brilliant. The Daleks coming out of the void ship in Army of Ghosts, the entire Stolen Earth ending, and the Doctor being locked in the Pandorica just to name a few!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Two-Part Finale for Series 8
This is so much funnier if you've seen the Graham Norton episode with him and Billie Piper, you'll truly understand his obsession with the show!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Frank Skinner Cast in Series 8
Great to see! I really must catch up on Continuum, the episodes I've seen were brilliant. Now maybe we can have Amanda Tapping (of Stargate and Sanctuary), as she's also a veteran Continuum director? Hmm? Please?...
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Rachel Talalay Directing Series 8
Great article, you pointed out exactly why I love Donna! Series 4 was brilliant, one of my, if not my favourite. Happy Birthday Catherine Tate, a true Doctor Who legend!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on “Well isn’t that Wizard!” The Many faces of Donna Noble
My list from favourite to least favourite: Rose, Donna, Clara, Martha, Amy. Having said that, I love all of these companions!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Comparing the Female Companions of Revived Who
@TheOncomingHurricane Thank you, it's always good and helpful to hear constructive criticism. You also argued your points excellently in this! Glad you thought it well written! :)
3 months ago on A Bad Wolf or Just Plain Bad? Addressing Rose Criticisms
@NeutronFlow Thank you, that's so nice! Believe me, I had good teachers! I certainly want to write more, just need a new idea first :)
@Sir James Bond Haha I've always loved reading your comments! I agree with you completely, thank you so much for this.
@Moxx Couldn't have said it better myself, maybe you should have written this! I would say I'm slightly, just slightly passionate... ;) Thank you!
I'm sorry I can't reply to all the comments (and that to you I don't currently have a face) but just wanted to thank you for all the nice comments and positive feedback. I know I can't change your mind about Rose, and why should I try? I love hearing your counter arguments! Thank you to Doctor Who TV for posting the article, and thanks again to you guys! :)
@Mark McCullough Thank you! Currently overwhelmed by the comments! I'd like to write again, just need to think of what to write about :)
@supermoff While I completely disagree ;), thank you for the kind words and it's nice to compare different opinions!
@ArminArlert I'm just happy people on here agree with what I've said! And thank you for reading the article! :)
@TheOncomingStorm I love how many Rose fans are commenting on this, thanks, I'm happy you agree! :)
@SonicTheHedgehogRules Haha thank you, totally agree and glad that there are like minded people out there! :)
@TardisBoy Thank you for those kind words :) Just happy that there are other Rose lovers out there!
@The Administrator Under The Mountain I know I can't force people to love Rose, oh well ;) But thank you nonetheless!
@Notsosmartguy That's all I wanted! Thank you!
@The Genie This made my day! Thank you, glad you enjoyed it :)
@Antee991166 While I disagree I'm so happy you enjoyed it! Thanks :)
@Mr 11 Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it :)
The visual effects are always great on Doctor Who, but they really outdid themselves on the 50th. Watching it in 3D was fantastic! Well done to them - they truly deserve it, as does the hair and make up department on AAISAT!
3 months ago on The Day of the Doctor Scoops BAFTA Craft Award