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I... I can't.... I can't process this amount of EPIC... I'm not going to be able to wait until Saturday... She's the Impossible Girl, and her story is NOT done...
13 hours, 3 minutes ago on Next Time: Dark Water
I LOVED this episode! Simply magical, and visually beautiful. But HOLY HELL THAT TRAILER I CAN'T PROCESS THIS RIGHT NOW.
13 hours, 19 minutes ago on Rate & Discuss In the Forest of the Night
No. She's getting good character development and many chances to show off Jenna's acting range. Capaldi has had some fantastic moments too, 'overshadowing' is completely the wrong word. They're getting equal shine time, as it should be, and has it has been since 2005. The companion is almost an equal to the Doctor now. Quite right too.
1 day, 12 hours ago on Poll: Is Clara Overshadowing the Doctor?
I agree whole-heatedly with you about the writing, I have any particular problems with their acting, many were made to be unlikable. And the SJA kids were all brilliant, one of my favourite shows from when I was younger! I'm looking forward to In the Forest of the Night, the girl looks sweet and her mum is played by Siwan Morris (Wolfblood), so I'm sure that will help me like her!
1 day, 15 hours ago on Won’t Somebody Think of the Children!?
@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @ Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. @Antee991166 I think we need Mathieson, Whithouse, Cross and Paul Cornell back. School Reunion, The God Complex, The Rings of Akhaten and Father's Day are some of my favourite episodes! I also strangely like Chris Chibnall, his Who eps are fun, his Torchwood eps are dark and intense, and Broadchurch was incredible...
4 days, 13 hours ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline
As much as I loved Flatline, it's Mummy on the Orient Express for me, there was something so magical about it! Both have been incredible episodes though, Mathieson for next showrunner please?!
4 days, 14 hours ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline
@ahunter8056 Haha that's funny my favourite series are Series 4 and 8! Series 12 looks to be a good one for me! But I did love Series 5 as well...
5 days, 13 hours ago on Your Verdict on Mummy & Episode Ranking
*Sorry Livefyre cut me off, I meant to add that I'm a bit sick of the Daleks now to be honest!
I don't think it was particularly bad, just my least favourite of the bunch, Um
That is actually my episode order just move Into the Dalek to the bottom and there you have it!
WHY DON''T I LIVE IN WALES?!?!?!?!?!
5 days, 16 hours ago on Watch Death in Heaven Early
I think this episode looks great! Quite lighthearted, fun, and poetic, which we haven't had in a while! Plus... I love forests... and wolves... and tigers...
1 week ago on Next Time: In the Forest of the Night
Order thus far: 1) Listen 2) Mummy on the Orient Express 3) Deep Breath 4) Time Heist 5) Kill the Moon 6) Flatline 7) The Caretaker 8) Robot of Sherwood 9) Into the Dalek - Amazing series, nothing less than an 8 from me, and definitely a few 10's!!!
1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
Ahhh! Loved it! This season is literally the best run of episodes of any TV series EVER. The idea was so out of the box, Mathieson for next showrunner please! Next time looks great, and what the hell is going on with Missy... I'm so confused right now...
Incredible article Connor, I couldn't agree with you more. It's because of this so-called 'Clara Who' that she has entered my Top 3 along with Sarah Jane and Rose, I liked her in Series 7, I loved her in the 2013 Specials, and I ADORE her now in Series 8. Her character development is unrivaled in my opinion, helped by the fantastic writing, Jenna's beautiful performances, and Peter and Jenna's dynamic. Since 2005 we have watched Doctor Who through the eyes of the companion, or at least I have. This is no different. The companion is such a vital role, as Connor excellently put, each companion has had a specific part in helping the Doctor at that specific time in his life. What if Rose never had to give that money to Wilson? The Doctor would walk the Earth a lonely, unloving warrior. What if Clara hadn't followed the Doctor through the streets of Victorian London? I honestly dread to think. What if Donna never turned left? ... Ok we know the answer to that one. Anyway, I'm rambling, AMAZING article Connor! Thanks for writing it!
1 week, 1 day ago on ‘Doctor Who’ or ‘Clara Who?’
'Shocking' 'Uncompromising' 'Gruesome' 'Surprisingly grown up' ... Sounds amazing if you ask me, as do Flatline and In the Forest of the Night! I am gripped with the heaven arc, and even though Missy is quite like River Song, Madame Kovarian and Tasha Lem in different respects, I can't make any judgement yet. But it doesn't matter really, since I absolutely love those 3 anyway! Also looking forward to a dark, scary, gruesome Cyberman story...
1 week, 2 days ago on Details on Episodes 9-12 of Series 8
As much as I adore Rose, Billie is absolutely right. Rose's story is complete, right from her waking up in bed in 'Rose' all the way through to the Doctor's last farewell to her in 'The End of Time'. Billie was phenomenal and scene stealing as The Moment, it was a real treat to see her in Doctor Who again. But 'Day' was really the end of 8 years of the Time War arc, it started and ended with Billie Piper in it. I honestly hope and believe that 'Day' was the last time we will see Rose Tyler/Bad Wolf/The Moment/Billie Piper etc. And quite right to, it was perfect.
1 week, 3 days ago on Piper Praises Capaldi, Unsure on Another Return
@supermoff is now in 2D! @ Notsosmartguy likes watching "Clara Who" Wow I love that idea of the Cybermen declaring war on heaven! Interesting and epic if you ask me!
1 week, 5 days ago on DWM #479: Heaven or Hell?
Wonderful episode! Beautifully set, acted and written, with a thrilling story. And a huge congratulations to Doctor Who for pulling the wool over my eyes... First I thought Clara would leave in this episode, then I thought she wasn't going to be in it at all, then watching the episode I went back to my first theory etc etc. But nope! Still going, thank god, Peter and Jenna are absolutely incredible! Loved this and this whole series to be honest, possibly my favourite!
2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express
This is cruel... Doctor Who TV I could slap you so hard you'd regenerate! Killing the creature could kill us (who knows what would happen if it died, maybe the moon/egg would implode or something) but leaving it to be born could kill us too. But it's that chance of hope that's got me. I've made my decision. Lights on.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Poll: Lights On or Lights Off?
@ Notsosmartguy Interesting idea, almost like River in Name and the Moment/Rose/Bad Wolf in Day.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Clip & Intro
I wonder if we'll get a Closing Time style cliffhanger, or something happens that makes the Doctor realise that the last days of Earth are coming in the finale... to me it would be odd to have humanity almost wiped out in this episode then next episode we get a global Cyberman invasion with a suspicious heaven... oh well sounds amazing!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on In the Forest of the Night Official Synopsis
Clara for me, through her I felt for the entire human race. We give the Doctor a surrogate home, he lives among us, he gets some of us killed, and yes, he saves us, and this is how he repays us?! The worst part for me was not that it was cruel (which it was), it was that it was completely unnecessary to put her through that. He knew, at least partially, what would happen. I wanted to slap him so hard that he'd regenerate too (just to clarify, I don't want Capaldi gone, I think he's fantastic). Absolutely amazing scene, brilliant dialogue with incredible acting from both sides. Love it!
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Kill the Moon: Clara or the Doctor?
My list of episodes is exactly the same, except for Into the Dalek, which I would put last (not a bad episode, just the weakest in my opinion). Shame The Unicorn and the Wasp didn't win! But The Lodger and The Caretaker were brilliant episodes as well!
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Your Verdict on The Caretaker & Episode Ranking
Yeah, I guess you're right, both sides have valid points. But when I first saw it, I felt very ... human ... if that's the right word? I almost felt protective and angry at the Doctor for being patronising and unthankful towards humans and Earth. I'm very excited to see where this goes though!
2 weeks, 6 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Kill the Moon
Great list of moments! Although I would side with Clara more, partly because what the Doctor put her through was cruel and worse, unnecessary. But also in part to the wonderful dialogue and Jenna's incredible acting in the fight scene... Overall I really liked this episode!
Incredible episode, with interesting concepts. The Doctor was cold but confused, and I thought Courtney was great! But this episode goes to Clara. The ending scene where she fights with the Doctor is one of the best scenes to come out of Doctor Who for me. Jenna Coleman was absolutely fantastic, her acting ability knows no bounds; and I felt like I was on her side and wanted to slap the Doctor a little as well. Anyways, great episode, 9/10 from me!
3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon
I've loved a lot of his episodes, but The Unicorn and the Wasp is utterly brilliant, I can't resist a funny murder mystery anyway, let alone one with a sci-fi twist! The fact that the plot was so similar to a Christie book, and that she was in it herself, was fantastic, and Donna was absolutely hilarious, some of Catherine Tate's finest comedic work. 10/10 and a vote from me!
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Face-Off: Gareth Roberts’ Episodes
@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!
3 weeks, 5 days 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 month 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 month ago on Celebrating “The Highlander” and “The Bad Wolf”
@OliverTrussell @EternalVortex Sorry, I want Psi and Saibra to JOIN the Paternoster Gang...
1 month 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 month, 1 week 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!
1 month, 1 week 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!
1 month, 1 week 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!
1 month, 1 week 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.
1 month, 1 week 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 ;)
1 month, 2 weeks 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!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Face-Off: Dalek vs Into the Dalek
@The Finn Completely agree with everything you said!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Your Verdict on Deep Breath
@Jaylcookie To me it looks a hell of a lot better than Series 7!
1 month, 3 weeks 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, 3 weeks 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, 3 weeks 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, 3 weeks 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, 4 weeks 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, 4 weeks ago on Deep Breath: The Very Best of Clara Oswald