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The eleventh hour, the snowmen and the day of the doctor. That's about everything he's done that I like.
3 days, 19 hours ago on Steven Moffat: 10 Triumphs
@The Whovian Vortex Has Been Converted By 3W! I hope.
1 week, 3 days ago on Moffat: Making Doctor Who Doesn’t Get Any Easier
It's funny how I can hate his work on Dr Who but enjoy Sherlock as much as I do. I enjoyed series eight but as usual it was only his episodes that I found weak. In fact I think he's only done three stories in total I've enjoyed.
I didn't have any complaints with the issues brought up in the episode and I don't really see how anyone could. It is after all Dr Who!
1 week, 4 days ago on Michelle Gomez Defends Against Finale Complaints
@ahunter8056 @MarlonJBonnici I wouldn't dare.
1 week, 5 days ago on Poll: Capaldi’s Doctor – Hit or Miss?
I liked Matt Smith but how anyone could rate him higher than Tom Baker, John Pertwee or Christopher Ecclestone is seriously beyond me.
1 week, 6 days ago on Poll: Capaldi’s Doctor – Hit or Miss?
HIT. Brilliant man for the job and he deserves a lot better than what he got story wise.
The two instances I gave in another thread I really cannot understand how anyone could have enjoyed that finale.
2 weeks ago on Death in Heaven Review (Part 1)
@Planet of the Deaf @MarlonJBonnici @MrRazza likes counting down with Tony Blackburn And miss the episodes during his tenure that are actually good?
2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven
@MrRazza likes counting down with Tony Blackburn @MarlonJBonnici @Doctavarium From what I can remember everyone had their mind altered. Although surely UNIT would have discovered a memory altered Zygon in their midsts? Either way I hope Osgood remains dead I really don't see why everyone is gushing over her. It's the Patnernoster gang all over again.
@MrRazza likes counting down with Tony Blackburn @MarlonJBonnici @Planet of the Deaf It only happened because you appear to have taken issue with something I said. Even though I avoided saying it fully in the first place to avoid such responses.Someone else will read and probably find nothing wrong with my initial post. Anyway I've written what I enjoyed about the episode and I'm leaving it there because even if I wrote what I didn't like respectfully someone would still find something to moan about.
@MrRazza likes counting down with Tony Blackburn @MarlonJBonnici @Planet of the Deaf But true.
@Planet of the Deaf @MarlonJBonnici @MrRazza likes counting down with Tony Blackburn That's just you personally. Please don't apply what you'd do to what I do. Thanks.Also as much as I like the show, it isn't perfect, just because it's Dr Who doesn't mean it's brilliant all the time. Using your music example I like David Bowie. But that doesn't mean I think every album he's amde is brilliant. A critical fan, in my opinion, is much more reliable than any other kind.
@MrRazza likes counting down with Tony Blackburn @MarlonJBonnici @Planet of the Deaf Yeah I keep hearing that as well but even when I write something positive, like my initial post above, people still seem to find something to moan about.
@Doctavarium @MarlonJBonnici He probably will but I wont be holding my breath for anything decent.
@Planet of the Deaf @MarlonJBonnici @MrRazza likes counting down with Tony Blackburn That's the thing I want to support the show by viewing it. I like Peter Capaldi and we had some great stories this year. It's just a shame that my main gripe is something that everyone seems to love which is utterly beyond me.Saying anything like "Well don't watch it then" Is kinda daft in any regard and the message boards are here so people can talk about it regardless of whether their opinion is popular or not. I've purposely not given my full opinion because I can't be bothered defending it to people who attack me for it.
All the people upset over Osgood. Don't forget she's still out there, or at least a Zygon version of her is, maybe it was the Zygon version that died. Then again that whole 50th plotline will probably be ignored now.
@MrRazza likes counting down with Tony Blackburn @MarlonJBonnici Like I said I can't be bothered arguing with people today over why I didn't like the finale (That's an almighty understatement on my part) I'm happy to talk about what I did like but I get sick of saying the same thing with every finale we get from him. I'm trying to keep this light because God knows I really wanna let rip but I'm not and wont.
So, series eight is done and dusted and having watched the finale I feel I can properly comment on what I’ve seen now.I know how much my opinion on Steven Moffat and his “Work” Upsets people on here but as I can’t be bothered justifying myself or my stance against a horde of angry internet posters I’m not going to say what I didn’t like about the finale but rather what I did. Fortunately for anyone reading this my list isn’t very long.Peter Capaldi. I cannot fault Peter’s performance this season whatsoever! As soon as he was announced I was almost literally smacking myself and saying “OF COURSE!” Everything about him screams “DOCTOR!” His look, his attitude, his very presence and just like every other episode he’s been in this year his performance in the finale was brilliant. I hope he sticks around for at least a few more years! If the show was only just now starting with Peter as the first doctor we ever see I think he’d be every bit as memorable as the grouchy old grandfather William Hartnell was! Brilliant and I don’t have a bad word to say against him. On a side note does no one else find it funny that peter appeared in “World War Z” Working for the W.H.O. no less trying to stop a zombie pandemic? Flash forwards a few years and he’s almost doing the same thing again as Doctor Who! But that is by no means a criticism.Cyber Lethbridge Stewart. Equally touching and horrifying in the same instance! One of the Doctor’s staunchest allies from the old days literally getting an upgrade to fight at his side once more. A very touching little tribute I thought and I would have loved to have seen more. I hope the sadly deceased Elisabeth Sladen gets something along the same way by means of a touching little return. There’s an army of companions I’d be happy to see return but I think Lethbridge Stewart and Sarah Jane Smith would be right up there for me.And that’s all the good I can say about last nights episode. I first discovered Dr Who on VHS when I was ten years old and I’ve been a fan since. I’ve never had any issue with any of the actors to play the role and when it was announced to be coming back in 2005 I was genuinely excited. I don’t watch any TV series regularly except Dr Who but it’s no secret that since Steven Moffat took over my interest has waned rapidly. I’m still not gonna voice what I think of last nights finale as I don’t wanna ruin what I intend to be a positive celebration of the episode but realistically I don’t expect to enjoy the show in the same way I did years ago until the man leaves. That’s just my opinion speaking only for myself and no one else. Ok I’m done.
@TheDarkAndTheLight I did. Zero explanation at all. Then again that's what Moffat's tenure does so well.
2 weeks ago on Moffat on Finale Death, Master Future
Please God let HIM make a proper return at some point with a decent comeback.
@Scootersfood is in love with The Mistress @joe4 @MarlonJBonnici I never said it was for the worse I said there was no point in the Master suddenly being a woman purely because he can be.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change
@_thomasilva @MarlonJBonnici @DocWhoFan I never said you couldn't ask "Why not" I said it's just the same old argument anyone with no real point to make seems to constantly bring up.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Gender-Swapping Regenerations: Why Now?
@joe4 @Scootersfood is in love with The Mistress @MarlonJBonnici THAT! ^^^Also does it make me sexist that I wouldn't wanna see a male Rani?
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change
@DocWhoFan @MarlonJBonniciIf anything feels forced it's Moffat's decision to have the Master be a woman just because.I'll watch tomorrow's episode and I'll hope for something more but, strictly speaking for myself, I see zero point in swapping genders for a character who has always been male.Timelord society must have been one hell of a place though!
@Notsosmartguy Approves of female Master @MarlonJBonnici I thought the same But I suspected there'd have been some bitterness or madness behind her return. Or that she might have been the Rani messing with the Dr.
@Amy is uniting the Earth Kingdom! Missed the point entirely but ok.
@DocWhoFan @MarlonJBonnici Ahh yes the "Why not" Argument. Something that always comes out in any kind of discussion when someone say's something someone else disagrees with and has to wade in.Ok I'll bite. Tell me what is the narrative or plot point in the Master now being a woman?And Moffat ticking a box on his resume doesn't count.
@Notsosmartguy Approves of female Master @MarlonJBonnici From the way she was speaking I was thinking of Susan or even maybe the Doctors daughter herself (Not jenny!) the whole "One you left behind" Line doesn't fit with what we know of the Master's end at all. Well at least until tomorrow that is!
@Notsosmartguy Approves of female Master @MarlonJBonnici I didn't see it coming. But even with all my problems towards Moffat's tenure I expected him to have a certain degree of respect to the shows lore and canon. but hey I've no shame in admitting I was massively wrong on that one!
@joe4 @MarlonJBonnici Obviously I never watched the original run but I've seen people say that gender swapping Regenerations was mentioned in the classic series. Any info provided would be appreciated for anyone reading this!
@Notsosmartguy Approves of female Master @MarlonJBonnici I reckon she'd recognise someone after just four years. Unless Missy was in disguise or a past regeneration. Just speculating :)
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Death in Heaven Clip
@DocWhoLocked That's probably what's going to happen and there'll be some kind of melodrama with Danny being a Cyberman and Clara still loving him. Although I sincerely hope I'm wrong!
@The end approaches Yeah personal opinion's are terrible aren't they!
Gender swapping Regenerations: Why now?Purely because Stephen Moffat can. And also how better to throw the audience off realising that a classic villain is returning than pointlessly change their gender? Even if such a tactic failed as it seems everyone knew she was the Master. I still fail to see the point so, as usual, I'm bracing myself for a tide of smug "Sexist" Accusations from people who don't seem to grasp that I have an opinion based on personal preference for a fictional villain.
Has anyone else considered the fact the "Woman in the shop" might have been one of the Masters Regenerations? Now that he's supposed to be a woman.
Utopia all the way.better build up, better reveal, better twist, better everything in my opinion.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Face-Off: Utopia vs Dark Water
"Moffat added: “It’s just a proper good old twist. We’ve been saying for
years now, certainly since I took over, that regeneration can change
your gender and that I thought is maybe the one they won’t see coming.” Except people did see it coming and there was nothing good about it. I still don't see the point in the Master suddenly being a woman purely because Its been "Talked about for years" From what I can gather it was mentioned once in the old series and then a bunch of times in the new so suddenly its always been around? I'm still hoping for a proper twist and that the Doctor never performs a similar pointless gender change. Cue accusations of sexism in 3...2...1...
@pats86 @MarlonJBonnici I was thinking about Idris Elba as the Doctor and I think he'd nail it! Just like he nails every single role I've seen him play.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on A Study of Regeneration: Lord or Lady?
I wonder if Casualty, Doctors, or any other popular FICTIONAL show that deals with death and injury got as many complaints?
2 weeks, 4 days ago on BBC Defends Dark Water Complaints
My own personal thoughts are that you have male and female timelords and lady's. The Dr is a male timelord and all of his regenerations have been male. The Master is a male Timelord and all of his past regenerations have been male. Romana was a female timelady and all of her past regenerations have been female, with one not even being human like in appearance which further supports the notion that Timelords can change species as well, etc, etc, etc.I'm not afraid to say I don't see the point in a timelord suddenly changing gender. Least of all in regards to the canon of the show itself as the Dr was once a grandfather which means he had a female partner at some point and had a female mother (Assuming we're going with the show and not the audio books where the doctor was Loomed instead of born of course) maybe Timelord society, like our own, has transgender individuals who possess the ability to switch gender with each regeneration? Although unfortunately no human can regenerate LOLFor me the Master suddenly being a woman is a cheap twist with zero buildup and until I see the finale I don't know if it's even gonna be explained in a satisfactory manner given Moffat's disregard for details when it comes to certain plot points he ignores to advance his story. Like I've said before up to now it just seems like change purely for changes sake so Moffat can tick some more boxes for himself.The last we saw of the Master he sacrificed hismelf to send Rassilon back into the timelocked time war. Moffat himself said he wouldn't be bringing the Master back because his story was "Done" Did the Master escape during the events of the 50th special? If he did what does that mean for the events of the End of time? It wouldn't be the first time Moffat has played with previous stories to tell his own.But like I've said elsewhere as well Missi could very well be a robot with the Master "Piloting" That form, the Master might have stolen one of those theoretical transgender Timelord bodies I mentioned above and may now have free reign over the sexes (Which I have zero problem with by the way) or maybe Timelords themselves just have a personal preference for their gender? Again I have zero problem with that but a few throw away lines here and there can hardly be taken as gospel truth. The twelve regenerations limit was much the same but stuck (As RTD himself once said) until I see the finale though all this is speculation on my part and until I'm given something solid I still don't really see the point in the Master being a mistress other than for Moffat to avoid having his finale spoiled by internet detectives. And from what I can gather even if he changed the Master's gender to avoid people working out what was going on he still failed because I've seen folk claiming that they saw the twist coming.As usual though this is just all opinion from me and no doubt I'll be labelled sexist or whatever again. I yawn, the end.
@calliarcale @MarlonJBonnici @Whogasms Cool that's your opinion. In mine they look like star Trek rejects and I found them and their plan boring. To each their own and all that.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on 2nd Opinion: Dark Water
@ShaneMichaels @MarlonJBonnici @DrMalcolmT Go and talk to some die hard Batman fans before you speak for them. nice one.
@Whogasms @MarlonJBonnici I don't claim to know anything he's thinking and judging from what he's done for the show I certainly wouldn't want to either.Nice try though.
@Grotnes @MarlonJBonnici @Whogasms I never said he did but he ok'd their appearance and return. Also isn't Vastra a Moffat character? Maybe think your argument out before you fanboy in. There's a good lad.
@Gustaff YES! Agree so much with you!
@Grotnes @MarlonJBonnici @the Doctor's euphonium I don't think it's a mockery I think it's a pointless change for changes sake. That's not sexist.
@DrMalcolmT Brilliant post but I just wanna say if the Joker suddenly became a woman people would have a problem with that as well!
@Whogasms Because he brings them back badly. The Silurian's SUCKED and now the Master is suddenly a woman purely because Moffat is testing the waters for a female Doctor. I still think however that nothing is what it seems and Missy very well could turn out to be something else.
@the Doctor's euphonium How is it sexism or bigotry to have a preference for a fictional characters gender?