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Just throwing it out there: I loved the polka dot shirt from 'Kill the Moon'...
1 day, 17 hours ago on Twelve’s Rapidly Changing Look
I personally loved the hoodie-jumper-crazy-hair look in 'Last Christmas', but maybe that's just my love for his character in that episode shining through! I felt the solid black coat and the white shirt was a bit boring and bland, so I'm glad they're mixing it up. Not a fan of the trousers though...
1 day, 19 hours ago on Twelve’s Rapidly Changing Look
@DaftDalek I'd pay to see that.
NEWSFLASH: Doctor Who movie plot announced!
2 days, 16 hours ago on How the Character of Clara Oswald Was Saved
@The Lazy Cat is Investigating YAY! Hope you get better soon! =D
2 days, 17 hours ago on How the Character of Clara Oswald Was Saved
@Planet of the Deaf It was a very difficult few months for me...
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! Not poor, sweet, badass assassin Mary though! May Missy have mercy on our souls...
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! But they change things for the TV show, right? RIGHT? ;P
@Antee991166 Don't get me started on my worries about Mary in Sherlock...
@The Lazy Cat is Investigating I'm so glad we can discuss it here though! I think I'd go insane waiting for 8 months with nothing to speculate about... I'm eagerly anticipating the Series 5 article and more Clara pieces by the way!
@The Lazy Cat is Investigating It's good to know I'm able to make Lazy Cat's smile! I'll put it on my CV... ;)
@The Lazy Cat is Investigating Personally, I want to see what we didn't get to see fully with Rose - the companion becoming increasingly like the Doctor, but perhaps losing some of their humanity along the way. I still think that with a very alien Doctor, that there should be some link to Earth (hence why I thought another companion could provide that while Clara becomes more alien). Then probably a heartbreaking, yet bittersweet ending for her - perhaps a heroic death? Or the Time Lord Academy? She deserves something like that.
@Antee991166 It's funny you mention how you wanted her to leave. All last summer I was explaining to my family why Series 8 should be Clara's last, how one and a half series is pretty good in modern companion terms, how I didn't think they could further her character anymore after the Impossible Girl arc, etc.
At the end of 'Deep Breath', I turned to my family and paraphrased the 10th Doctor: 'I don't want her to go!'. I was worried about her dying in 'Death in Heaven', then wondering if her leaving the Doctor was her proper exit, then waiting to see if she was in 'Last Christmas', freaking out when I found out she was in it, then freaking out cause I thought she'd leave at Christmas, before finally cheering when she continued to travel with the Doctor. A bit of a Clara emotional roller-coaster last year to say the least!
Now I'm thrilled she gets another series, and I'm dreading her inevitably heartbreaking exit, and all because Series 8 made Clara Oswald an absolute favourite of mine forever.
I liked Clara in Series 7. I loved her in the 2013 specials. I adore her now! Series 8 was so brilliant in developing her character, and moved her from the middle of my companions list to almost at the very top. While I had no issue with Clara in Series 7, everything was just better for me in 2014. Jenna simply blew me away in 'Deep Breath', and the writing for her last year was sublime. I can't wait to see what is almost definitely her last year holds for her, I hope the Impossible Girl continues to amaze. Long live Clara Oswald! Excellent article! =D
@Oswin, Happy that Clara stays ! Damn... oh well, at least they're doing it at the Symphonic Spectacular! Thanks for looking anyway! :)
2 days, 18 hours ago on Series 8 Soundtrack Details, Date
I really hope 'They Walk Among Us' from'Dark Water' is the Missy revelation/Cyberman invasion. That piece is possibly my favourite from Series 8, but it has stiff competition from 'A Good Man?', 'Fear' and 'Heaven's Theme'!
@Oswin, Happy that Clara stays ! That would be amazing, thanks! :)
@Oswin, Happy that Clara stays ! Hmm, there may be hope then! *Crosses fingers and prays to Missy*
@Oswin, Happy that Clara stays ! THERE'S NO HEAVEN THEME?! I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THAT THEME FOR 7 MONTHS.
2 days, 19 hours ago on Series 8 Soundtrack Details, Date
So it looks as if they might be shooting 'The Woman Who Lived' first? Or two different crews filming both at once? Maybe the Medieval/Viking episode is 'The Girl Who Died', and the manor house is episode 6? So many questions!
3 days, 20 hours ago on Moffat on Series 9 Capaldi, Two-Parters, Missy
They're quite a light-hearted villain, but surprisingly dangerous and manipulative as well. 'Boom Town' is a particular favourite of mine, the character development for Margaret, as well as the beautifully crafted dialogue, is incredible. So I'd say it's all about character, not necessarily CGI/prosthetic. Great article!
4 days, 17 hours ago on Are the Slitheen the Most Underrated New Who Monster?
I lied. I looked. Now I'm leaving before Doctor Who's equivalent of the Red Wedding occurs...
4 days, 20 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #8
Anyone else just voting and refusing to look at the bloodshed that is bound to happen in the comments?
Hmm. Looks a little 'classic series rubber monster' here to me. But I'm sure it'll look better on screen!
5 days ago on BBC Reveals New Series 9 Monster
@Malohkeh I actually couldn't believe what I was seeing when that happened, it was hilarious! Missy Poppins indeed! XD
'Ooh that was brilliant!'
5 days, 17 hours ago on Missy’s Top Five Moments (So far)
Brilliant article Mark! I adore Michelle's/Moffat's take on the Master, who is now one of my favourite villains of all time thanks to the Missy incarnation. The graveyard scene was interesting as you say, as it was far more an attack on character, not a world. I personally loved this, as the exploration of the parallels between the Doctor and the Master was taken to wonderful new heights. While I loved her control, her insanity and her mystery, it was her vulnerability that won me over. It was very subtle, but Gomez played it beautifully.
'I need you to know we're not so different. I need my friend back!'
'We can, we can go together, just you and me. Just like the old days.'
'Say something nice... please.'
Happy Birthday Michelle!
@Mark McCullough And yet still utterly fantastic! =D
Happy Birthday Michelle! A fabulous Master and an incredible actress - I'm very much looking forward to seeing Missy in Series 9!
5 days, 23 hours ago on Happy Birthday, Michelle Gomez!
Ten for me! While Nine set me up, it was his successor who sealed the deal...
6 days, 20 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #6
Oh sweet Missy thank god someone else said it... I adore Boom Town, it's such a perfect character piece for everyone, and a lovely but sad calm before the oncoming storm of the finale. Love it! =D
If it was to do with creative decisions, then he was in the wrong really. It's not up to the actor to decide where their character goes next. If it was a production issue, then fair enough. Everyone who's been a regular on DW has said how you basically have no social life for 10 months. They work 11 day fortnights and would only get 2 months off to do other work. It's really tough, and I understand if he wouldn't want to do that again.
1 week, 1 day ago on Eccleston: I Have No Ill Feeling Towards Doctor Who
Thank you! :) But really it's all Mark :P
1 week, 1 day ago on Why I Love The Tenth Doctor
Thank you Mark, just thank you. What a privilege to read such a wonderfully written piece with so much passion and sophistication. Ten will always be my Doctor, for exactly the reasons you've highlighted in the article. I loved the religious imagery, I loved the consequences he faced, I loved the love story. All of these things were totally new to Doctor Who, and for me they all worked perfectly.
His relationships with Rose, Martha and Donna, as well as his romantic entanglements with Reinette and Joan, were beautiful. Rose was his other half, she became increasingly like him as time went on. But Rose was saved, saved before she lost her humanity, but that came at the cost of their separation. I think it's clear, even to people who hated that arc, that they were totally, helplessly, foolishly in love with each other. Martha was better than the Doctor. It's as simple as that, she was too good to be kept in that second best position, and she got out. And bloody well done to her for that. Donna was his best friend-not-mate in the universe, they laughed and cried together. Donna Noble will never remember the man that saved her life, but the Doctor will never forget the woman that saved his.
The tale of the Tenth Doctor was a tragic one, because in the end, he didn't deserve a happy ending. His companions did, and while they were changed by their experiences, they all ended up happy. And that's what his job was, to make sure they got the ending they deserved, even if it meant he had to sacrifice himself to secure that. Despite the perception of him as 'The Lonely God', he doesn't expect to reach the Promised Land. So thank you Mark, for writing one of the best articles I've ever read. I for one hope that Ten will be remembered as the tragic Doctor, not just the 'pretty one'. It would be a disgrace to the actor behind the man, the incredible Mr Tennant. Happy Birthday David!
Happy Birthday to one of Britain's finest actors, and to the Doctor that solidified my love for the show. You'll always be my childhood hero, David. Have a good one!
1 week, 2 days ago on Happy Birthday, David Tennant!
Oh yes, I know that. What I meant is that she doesn't seem to have watched it regularly - she didn't know about Amy flirting with/kissing the Doctor and apparently has never seen the final cut of 'Journey's End'. I love that her son calls Matt the Doctor!
1 week, 2 days ago on Eccleston: I Have No Ill Feeling Towards Doctor Who
I'm glad we got to hear it quite a few times, it's a wonderful piece!
1 week, 2 days ago on Top 10 Reuses of Murray Gold’s Music
And then just the sound of a busy streets as she blends into the crowd... it was so simple and understated, but sooooo effective!
By the way, if any of you like recurring musical motifs, then I'd suggest listening to 'Who Are You' from DOTD soundtrack. Not only does it have that brilliant variation of 'The Doctor's Theme', it also has a very familiar beginning... ;)
The instrumental, orchestral version in 'School Reunion' is beautifully used - always brings a tear to my eye!
Lovely article! My personal favourite would be 'Beginning of the End' in 'Death in Heaven' - the plucked strings at the end when Clara walks off into the crowd always gets to me. Of course I'm thrilled she's staying, but I loved that beautiful, bittersweet goodbye in 'Death in Heaven' and would have happily (well also sadly) accepted that as Clara's exit. Murray's music for that was perfect. Great choices! =D
Thank Christ, I was beginning to worry we weren't getting one! 18th May can't come soon enough... I NEED MURRAY'S MASTERPIECE'S. NOW.
1 week, 2 days ago on Series 8 Soundtrack Details, Date
If the story is good enough, and they use the current Doctor and companion from the show, then I'd be game. However, I just don't see the point. The show is successful enough as it is, and I fully believe TV is the way forward so...
1 week, 2 days ago on Leaked Sony Emails Reveals Doctor Who Movie Plans
I adore Capaldi, but I want to see another series with him before I make a proper judgement. So I'm giving this to 10!
1 week, 3 days ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #4
Great list! I'd like more Silurian and Ice Warrior stories personally, as well as a return for the Shakri...
1 week, 4 days ago on 9 Foes That Are Due A Return
Yes yes yes! I found the Shakri and the whole concept of 'The Tally' wonderfully creepy and dark. They're the stuff of Gallifreyan nightmares and have the ability to bend time and space... They're powerful, mysterious and dark - please someone bring them back!
Everyone is entitled to their opinions.
1 week, 4 days ago on Series 9 To Open With “Darkest ever plot”?
Yeah! We never actually *saw* him die so... you never know! :P
It's a whopping great 11 from me!
1 week, 4 days ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #3
Yes you're right, sorry! I just tend to associate the two. I think if they were going to do a Davros story, it should be a finale though...
There may be some truth though, but later on in the series. What if Maisie Williams is playing a girl who grows up to be evil, but she dies instead - 'The Girl Who Died'. Then the Doctor saves her because he feels guilty - 'The Woman Who Lived'. But that's quite similar to River Song...