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Excellent choices fandom! I think the all the visual effects were stunning, all of the music was incredible, every episode's direction was beautiful, and every writer presented a wonderful, original idea. Such an amazing series in these respects (and in many others). I have to particularly give praise to Moffat and Mathieson, not a flaw from them in Series 8 whatsoever. I hope Moffat can maintain the excellent standard of last year (I'm sure he can) and Mr. Mathieson simply MUST return at some point. Great winners, and a great article! =D
1 day, 7 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 3)
Yes, very true. It was an eye opening article, thank you!
1 day, 9 hours ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
A wonderfully written article, I'm very sorry that you feel endangered if you use your real name, it shouldn't be like that at all. I would say that transgender people should be better represented in such an accepting show like Doctor Who, it's a shame to see quite a few examples here.
I will admit to not knowing nearly as much as you and that I know I can't understand it from your viewpoint, but I think Whithouse's problem is more a lack of knowledge on the subject, rather than being outright transphobic. If he portrayed the Doctor as being completely against transgender people, then that would be another thing, but this was a line used for a cheap joke, which is still bad, but I think it actually demonstrates an ignorant view, rather than a discriminatory one.
Again, I can't see it through your eyes, but I hope soon you won't need a pseudonym for the internet. I hope we can all be supportive if ever times get really tough =)
2 days, 4 hours ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
Very deserving winners today, I have a feeling the Mistress is going to storm this poll!
2 days, 7 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 2)
@Antee991166 Fair enough! Then again, I love Rose, so what do I know about companion material? ;)
3 days, 7 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 1)
@Supermoff, member of CATS Which is a real shame if you ask me... :(
@Antee991166 To be honest we didn't see enough of her to make a fair judgement, and she was mainly comic relief when she was on screen. The 'Forgive Dave' scene gave hints as to where they could take the character if she returned, as that gave the character a bit more depth.
@Antee991166 She made me laugh, she's sweet and asks all the right questions. She's quite like Donna or Lucie Miller in those respects. I just loved her in the episode and I immediately thought 'companion material'...
And I hope I'm not alone when I say that we simply MUST have Michelle Gomez and Faye Marsay back for Series 9!
3 days, 8 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 1)
Well, two out of four ain't bad! And anyway, everyone on this list are worthy winners, absolutely stunning performances from these four last year (even though I wanted Jenna to win!)...
My god that artwork is outstanding! The cinema trailer is possibly one of the best trailers I've ever seen and the Broadchurch video is hilarious! Everything here is amazing, another sensational Weird & Wonderful! =D
4 days, 4 hours ago on Weird and Wonderful
I personally would have put Reinette and Sally much higher, and Amy much lower. I thought Amy's start was excellent, but after 6A it all went a bit downhill for me. I do agree with some of your choices, I think the best written Moffat characters are the 11th and 12th Doctors, and Clara Oswald. Still, brilliant article!
5 days, 18 hours ago on The 12 Best Written Moffat Characters
Going to have to give it to Capaldi, one of our finest Doctors ever! However, Michelle Gomez was excellent too.
5 days, 18 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #15: Outstanding Debut
@Supermoff, member of CATS @The Watchful Guardian Bloody hell that one's going to be difficult, but I think I would go with the ending of Listen. Right through from the 'He'll never make a Time Lord' to 'Fear makes companions of us all' I was an emotional wreck. The bit that really got me was 'And one day you're going to come back to this barn' ... I genuinely started crying. Absolutely beautiful.
1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #14: Moffat Series
@Supermoff, member of CATS @Jamesanash101, Member of CATS @Russell T DaftDalek Oh yes please, I really liked Hide as well! =D
@Russell T DaftDalek Swap The Name of the Doctor and the Rings of Akhaten around on that last one and we'll be the same! ;)
@Russell T DaftDalek @Supermoff, member of CATS The trouble The Rings of Akhaten has is that you have to watch it a couple of times to really love it, or at least in my case. At first I thought it was a 'meh' episode but now it is one of my all-time favourites!
@Antee991166 Finally some love for Rings! =D
@Russell T DaftDalek Oh and like Supermoff I'd have Listen as my favourite Series 8 episode...
For me... the winner is... Series 8! Absolutely stunning series, it had everything I could have dreamed of. Jam-packed full of drama and emotion through the 'am I a good man?' theme, an incredible Doctor-companion dynamic (with amazing performances from Peter and Jenna), a crazy, terrifying villain in the form of the outstanding Michelle Gomez as Missy, wonderful scripts and direction, and a beautiful score from Murray Gold too. Not to mention possibly my favourite arc in the form of Heaven/the Nethersphere along with Missy and the Cybermen, it took DW to a very dark and thought-provoking place. I adored this series, Moffat has got to be one of the best writers/geniuses in the universe. Having said that, Series 5 came very, very close, another brilliant DW series.
Listen, but followed very closely by Mummy on the Orient Express and Dark Water/Death in Heaven...
1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #13: TV Story
Good to know really, as much as I love the 10th Doctor, I completely agree with Tennant, these things should be special occasions. Congratulations on his award, it was lovely to see people like Billie, Catherine, Olivia Colman, RTD, Richard Wilson and his dad speak so highly of him. Well deserved! :)
1 week ago on Tennant Won’t Be Returning Again Anytime Soon
@The Lazy Cat I have many issues with The Name of the Doctor, but the pre-titles sequence is definitely not one of them, absolutely incredible, one of my all time favourites!
1 week, 2 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #12: Pre-Title Sequence
I think I'm going to give mine to Time Heist, a wonderfully confusing sci-fi opening which had me hooked right from the beginning! Honourable mentions to Listen and Dark Water though. =D
It's Jamie Mathieson for me, two absolutely incredible episodes in a row, please have him back! Although I do have to say the Moff was on fine form last year, all of his episodes were marvallous!
1 week, 3 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #11: Writer
Oh definitely! I loved the 20s Jazz twist they did as well, only on Doctor Who...
2 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #9: Music
I gave it to Deep Breath in the end, amazing score for that episode. Death in Heaven almost got it, but the music used when Clara is in bed and the boy walks through the portal really bugged me. I adore Murray Gold, but that piece was cheesy and didn't fit the scene at all for me...
I would add that School Reunion heavily explored life with the Doctor, with Rose's reaction to Sarah Jane and her even questioning whether she should travel with him anymore. Brilliant article, I'm just as excited for Whithouse's return as you are!
2 weeks ago on 5 Reasons To Rejoice At Toby Whithouse’s Return
For me either Deep Breath or Death in Heaven... this is going to be tough... although I have to say I adored Foxes' cover of Don't Stop Me Now, simply incredible!
@DWTV is No Thrills DWTV Oh for the love of Missy! 'Best Director' is going to be bloody difficult, they've all been amazing...
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Best of 2014 Awards #8: Visual Effects
My vote goes to Flatline and the Boneless, excellent, creepy visual monsters! Having said that, all of Series 8 looked visually stunning, special mentions to Deep Breath, Listen, Mummy on the Orient Express and In the Forest of the Night.
I'm personally hoping for two parters for episodes 3&4, 7&8 and 11&12, with two episode gaps between each...
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Toby Whithouse Two-parter Confirmed for Series 9
OH. MY. GOD. TWO PARTER. VERY SCARY. TOBY WHITHOUSE. There's only one thing to say... 'SQUEEEEEEEEE!!!'
Bloody hell this is tough, excellent new monsters this year IMO! It's between the Foretold, the Boneless and the Kantrofarri... and the Dream Crabs it is! Loved the dream concept in Last Christmas, although Mathieson's monsters are very close behind...
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #7: New Monster
I loved that the Clockwork Droids came back, I loved Deep Breath and The Girl in the Fireplace is an all time favourite of mine. The Daleks made a triumphant return, and I thought Rusty was an interesting concept, but I think the Daleks need a bit of a break. So I'm going to give this to the Cybermen, who although could have done more in the finale, made a strong, very scary return. The dead returning as silver soldiers was chilling, and I loved it. It's the Cybermen for me!
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #6: Returning Monster
@supermoff Some great shows, I'll miss late night Family Guy...
2 weeks, 4 days ago on When Is the Best Time to Watch Doctor Who?
@supermoff @the Ultimate Notsosmartguy Yes I used to get the separate 'vanilla' releases when I was young, but from Series 6 onwards I've gone for the boxset... Might have to break my rule for Last Christmas!
@supermoff @the Ultimate Notsosmartguy At least we'll always have DVD's! Only one I need now is Last Christmas...
@supermoff Oh I know they do, but I mean like maybe Series 1 - 8 every night over summer or something. It's a real shame about it getting axed, I quite liked BBC 3...
@supermoff A good old fashioned ghost story, a bit like Hide, would be perfect for Halloween! Let's hope the Moff pulls through!
@supermoff @the Ultimate Notsosmartguy They could at least show repeats of the last series or older episodes...
I think the Series 6 split worked well because you had DW in almost all year. However, I didn't like getting on 6/7 episodes at a time, I'd ideally like 13 in Spring, 13 in Autumn! Jokes aside, I honestly don't mind, Autumn makes it a little darker due to the dark nights, but there is rarely good TV on in Spring and DW usually filled that gap...
PLEASE let Martha come back, I'd love to see her and Clara together in the TARDIS, they're very similar in some respects. Plus she's the only NuWho companion that can come back properly...
2 weeks, 5 days ago on 9 Predictions for Doctor Who Series 9…
I actually love your Series 9 ideas... could you be the next showrunner please?!
I think my 3 favourite cliffhangers have to be the ones from Army of Ghosts, A Good Man Goes to War, and The Stolen Earth... all simply jaw-dropping!
2 weeks, 5 days ago on New Who’s Best Cliffhangers (Part 2)
Brilliant article, and a hard job! I adore cliffhangers, even if they frustrate me because I have to wait a week to find out what happens! My personal favourites are 'Bad Wolf', 'I'm your daughter' and 'Welcome to Heaven'... so many questions raised by all of them!
2 weeks, 6 days ago on New Who’s Best Cliffhangers (Part 1)
Oh it's definitely Missy for me, a wonderful foil for the Doctor! But Ms Delphox/Madame Karabraxos was fabulous, and Gus really intrigued me... Great villains this year, you could almost say... Masterful!
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #5: Best Villain
@supermoff Well we still need to meet Dave... so all we can do is hope and wait! XD
3 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #4: Female Guest Actor
Faye Marsay for me, I didn't want to like her because I thought she might be replacing Jenna, but I fell in love with her after a minute! Keeley Hawes is a close second though. Hope to see Shona in Series 9!
It's Frank Skinner's Perkins for me! A wonderfully funny companion-that-never-was, and plus, it was his dream to be on Who, I can relate!
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Best of 2014 Awards #3: Male Guest Actor