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@Planet of the Deaf @Handles @DWTV Although if you replaced L&M and Fear Her, it may well have been the best series of the revived series. (Although I'm optimistic that Series 8 will steal that crown)
1 day, 11 hours ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review
@Handles To be entirely honest, the episode I'm most excited for, and the one I think has the strongest chance of beating Listen as the best episode of Series 8 is actually In The Forest of the Night. I love Frank Cotrell Boyce and I know next to nothing about that episode and am, for some reason, incredibly excited for it.
@They're all my favorite Bank Robber If you had to lose a kid, I guess you'd choose the snotty one.. (Obscure Moffat Reference Alert : 10 points for getting it.)
1 day, 15 hours ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen
I'll be honest, I'm really not looking forward to this episode.. Probably my least anticipated of Series 8... I've never watched / read any of Peter Harness's works before, but it's the inclusion of the girl Courtney that'll probably make me hate it. We've barely seen any of her character and I already despise her.
1 day, 17 hours ago on Kill The Moon BBC Synopsis
@King of Ravolox @Benvenfold All I'm saying is, no one complained about it in The Name of the Doctor and most people in fact said that it was the best part of the episode. One more occurrence of her meeting the Doctor doesn't matter to me. I'm making an observation of the hypocracy of people being annoyed by the ending, now calm down and remember it's just a work of fiction.
5 days, 16 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
Funny how people are only complaining at Clara being all throughout the Doctors life Now. When back in The Name of The Doctor it was a 'really satisfying callback' to the past. But no, add in one more occurrence of Clara where she does the opposite of what happened before, implanting the nightmare in the Doctors mind that he was obsessing over and people suddenly hate it?
Not to mention that it is simply an interesting way to make this episode more enjoyable, it's not like the Doctor has ever mentioned this point in his past before or ever will again so it literally changes nothing in reception of the past stories other than now the Doctor was prompted to say his line in An Unearthly Child rather than thinking of it himself, which I personally will not be loosing any sleep over.
5 days, 19 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@JamesSkippins I think wanting action based stories over more psychological ones in itself pretty childish. Next week looks more like the action filled sci-fi adventures, and those were the ones I preferred when I was younger.
6 days, 10 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
That was a perfect episode. And I imagined they found a sort of "Loop hole" to get to Gallifrey that they wouldn't be able to get back there if they deliberately tried to do so but somehow because of the Doctor's unconsciousness, Clara's franticness and the telepathic link they managed to get to pre-war Gallifrey. A bit like in Rise of the Cybermen when they got to the parallel earth.
6 days, 14 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@supermoff is alone. Listen... @DaftDalek is Ceter Papaldi That normally just makes me more confused...
1 week ago on Listen Clip
I'll be honest, the first two episodes I couldn't make out everything he says, particularly the "This is gun-girl" part of Into the Dalek, but it didn't really cause any issues, and in Robot of Sherwood I could understand everything he said perfectly. Maybe I grew accustomed to him, or maybe he genuinely is clearer in that episode... But we're only 3 episodes into the series, this really shouldn't even be brought up unless people are thinking this even after the finale.
1 week ago on Is Capaldi’s Accent Causing Issues?
@10th_rules Yeah, I have draws attached to the underside of my bed so I'm safe from the 'Listening-Hands' too.
1 week, 6 days ago on Next Time: Listen
Since the first two episodes were 9/10 in my opinion and this one is 8/10, this is the best start to a Series so far... In pretty much every series so far there has been at least one 'meh' or 'bad' episode within the first three. So Series 8 is, in my eyes, really on its way to being my favourite series... Just don't let me down Episodes 4 - 12!
1 week, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood
@ilyootha Maybe they picked up the keys that they'd kicked away?
Last year in a project I did for A-Level English language, I created a massive powerpoint on the origins of place names around Nottingham, and to do it, I based it on the tales of Robin Hood, investigating the places that have been mentioned in the stories and ballads. It was really quite interesting and it made me happy to see a Robin Hood themed Doctor Who episode.
Some of the my favourites that I can remember include 'Edwinstowe' where Marian and Robin were allegedly wed, the suffix 'Stowe' means "Holy Place" in Cumbric I think, as it is where a King named Edwin was buried - The name translates to 'Edwin's Resting Place'. Also, Nottingham was originally called 'Snottingaham'. And the 'Lock' in Locksley refers to a lock of hair.
Just thought that was interesting.
1 week, 6 days ago on Robin Whood: Meet the Legend
@Tired of Apologists Odd how you call them Moffat-defenders for defending a Gatiss episode.. And even in your own comment you mentioned "two episodes of kickass doctor" both of which were either written or co-written by Moffat.. So surely you mean "Gatiss defenders"? since you defended Moffat yourself.. But in response to your actual comment, skip it if you wish, but variety is important in a Doctor Who series.. But that's the beauty of them, some episodes are deemed skippable by some and yet thought of as some of the best by others.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Robot of Sherwood Spoiler-Free Review
@TardisBoy Plus, who, other than Clara, knew about the 'Impossible Girl' thing? It's also very Moffat for Clara to end up giving herself the number..
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Introducing Missy the “Gatekeeper”: Who is She?
Okay, after just replying to a comment below I am now loving the Clara theory. It all makes sense with the fact that the TARDIS didn't like her in Series 7 and Moffat's hint ages ago on "It all building to something", An echo of Clara that has seen that Doctor's life and for some reason, still can? And has grown an obsession over him so she's started collecting all his enemies or something because they've met him? And you're right that it goes brilliantly with the 'Boyfriend' thing..
@TardisBoy Yeah, it could also explain why the TARDIS doesn't like Clara in Series 7 - As Moffat said "It's like it's all building to something."
So, did he jump or was he pushed?
I love this ambiguity. I think the Doctor was entirely capable of pushing him (Maybe a bit like Tennant and the Sycorax leader?), also when they say "One of us is lying about our basic programming" I find it far more likely there to be the Doctor. However, last time the Doctor met the Clockwork Droids he basically killed them by making them realise there was no point in continuing and that "It's over." Which may have been a reason for the Half-Face man to jump. Also, he clearly seems to realise that he has to die by the end anyway..
3 weeks, 5 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Deep Breath
I feel some people are really overlooking the villains in this story (Which is entirely understandable as they're hardly the main point of the episode), but honestly, they're such an interesting idea, far better than their Madame De Pompadour sisters which I also really liked.
First a villain in which you cannot blink or they'll kill you, next one that if you look away you'll forget about them entirely. And that's all within the first 6 series. 1 episode into Series 8 and the main concept behind what Moffat describes as a mildly forgettable villain is that to survive them you have to hold your breath. This is genius. The scene where clara is trying to escape them and you see her vision straining is one of the best 'villain scenes' we've had in a long time in my opinion - Up there with the Pandorica Cyberman.
The episode was great, such a brilliant and promising start to Series 8.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
@Scott1996 I get the impression she may be like the villain from The Incredibles. So she'd be like the Doctor's biggest fan or whatever and claims he's her boyfriend and everything and then when the Doctor finally meets her, he won't like her or something and then she'll get mad and turn villainous..
Funny how much love has been given to The Eleventh Hour and yet barely anyone has listed it as their number 1 Post-regeneration story.. With a lot of people even ranking Rose and The Christmas Invasion higher..
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Top Post-Regeneration Stories (5-1)
I actually wouldn't be suprised if it was Sutekh, especially since we have an Egyptian-themed episode and he was potentially the best one-off villain in Doctor Who (Tied with the Dream Lord in my eyes but whatever)
4 weeks ago on Moffat Teases “Major Foe” For Series 8
@supermoff I like to think that in Flesh and Stone, as they're not sure if Amy can see them or not, they are merely fluctuating in and out of being stone so quickly that it looks as if they're moving, only we don't see what they look like when they are. A bit like a stop motion in which the gap between each frame actually has a different form it's just too quick for us to see...I don't know, that's just how I like to think of that scene..
@YaelMoise @Thesilence_1994 Best advice I can think of is: 'Go and cry about it.' Look around you (metaphorically), almost everyone else here is in support of him and his new direction. But I'm guessing you think a good idea for a showrunner to do is realise that 7% of the fans don't like this direction and crash the show down just to please this tiny minority who have elected themselves the MPs of I-Should-Get-Whatever-I-Wantsville.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Moffat on Death: “There are dark times ahead”
Seems I'm one of the only people who'd actually like a 10th New-Who Anniversary. For one, more Who is always nice. Also, 10 years of the revised era is still a pretty big accomplishment, and I feel Christopher Ecclestone would be more inclined to return if it was 10 years since he was the Doctor rather than 50 years of Doctor Who in general. It'd also be two years after the year of the 50th, certainly long enough for me at least to calm down about it. They could do something a bit like The Three Doctors in which a 10 year celebratory episode is included in the series - maybe have a multi-new-doctor series opener or finale?
1 month, 1 week ago on No 10th Anniversary Special For New Who?
Personally, I still want a return of the Raston Warrior Robot..
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Capaldi & Moffat on Axons, Cybermen and the Master
Imagine if everyone thought that 'Children of Earth' was going to be bad because there was a focus on children and a large amount of child actors - Don't judge episode 10 until you've seen it and FCB is great.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE
I find it actually enhances Eccleston's series as his guilt and anger is genuine because he genuinely thought he killed them all, I love that line "Now it seems they died for nothing.." but there's now a hidden tragedy to it with Gallifrey being safe the whole time whilst he mourns its loss and goes from being angry to accepting his decisions with the tragic truth that he has to go hundreds of years of his life before he'll find out that his decisions weren't quite what he thought they were anyway.
3 months, 1 week ago on Why Bringing Back Gallifrey is Wrong
@Antee991166 @TheOncomingSnow The most watched Game of Thrones episode had 7.17 million US viewers. The US is a hell of a lot bigger than the UK, but Voyage of the Damned had nearly double that in UK viewers with 13.31. You say you don't see it reaching GoT's fame but it seems to me that it has long since surpassed the fame that GoT has.
3 months, 1 week ago on Doctor Who World Tour To Promote Series 8
@Master Michael Moon @Benvenfold I'm just saying at the speed they're going, 2/3 of the series in 6 months would mean that the entire series would take 9 months to make, 3 months per 1/3 of the series. Just looking at it mathematically. Of course they'll be able to do it, it's just you'd think they'd be further through filming. They still have post-production to do too..
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE
So they've been filming since the beginning of January and they are only 2/3 of the way through filming? August is cutting it a bit tight, it has taken them almost 6 months to get this far, unless they suddenly speed up they won't have even finished filming until September..
What would make Series 8 perfect for me - No two-parters up until episode 11, (So 11 good strong independent episodes), with a two-part finale like Pandorica/Bang
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Change, My Dear: Rebirth from the 50th
I'd have put Bill Nighy, and Alexander Armstrong on this list..
4 months, 2 weeks ago on 10 Misused Actors in Doctor Who
I find giving out 10/10s so easily really devalues them. 10/10 is absolutely perfect, no faults whatsoever. For me there are probably only about 7 or so episodes that get a perfect 10/10, because I reserve them for the diamonds amongst the diamonds.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 4 (Specials, Episodes 1-5)
How is 'The Waters of Mars' not on this list?? :O
5 months ago on The Tenth Doctor: Five Favourites
Happy Birthday Dave! :D
5 months ago on Happy Birthday, David Tennant!
@RobertLythgoe @supermoffI love 'The Doctor's Wife' and would fully support it winning, but personally I do significantly prefer 'The Girl in the Fireplace', it's one of my favourite ever Doctor Who episodes, strangely, I didn't know it was so highly regarded within the fanbase, I thought it was just one of those ones that I love and everyone else just likes, like 'Amy's Choice'
5 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Nightmare Run (Episodes 9-13, Specials)
@Regenerated Catterson We only say about 30 seconds of the Daleks in The Day of the Doctor. And we see their pod ships blowing people up and stuff, I'd presume that some people died in those explosions.
5 months, 1 week ago on Asylum of the Daleks: A Popular Opinion?
@Oodkind Maybe Caan/Jast just assumed Skaro was destroyed in the Time War. I mean, the Cult of Skaro never saw the outcome of the war, they escaped in the void ship.
I just assumed Skaro was rebuilt in the Time War and just left
abandoned. It was never explicitly stated that Skaro died, only the
Daleks. And everything we have seen of the Time War takes place on
Gallifrey. Presumably it was just ravaged and abandoned.Also, regarding their contrasting opinions on the beauty of hatred, I imagine that the line "It is offensive to us to extinguish such divine hatred" was explaining why the Daleks had been put in there all that time ago. Now, since then, they've found that they're left with an army of insane Daleks they decided that "The Asylum must be cleansed." Surely that's not the first time you've heard of someone no longer supporting a project, like no longer funding a swimming pool or something. Which also explains why there would be a parliament - to make these choices.
5 months, 1 week ago on Unpopular Opinion: Asylum of the Daleks
Just - The Day of the Doctor. Nothing else. I love all the other episodes, (Maybe not The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe), A Christmas Carol and The Time of the Doctor are both incredible. But none of them beat The Day of the Doctor.
5 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Moffat Specials
To be honest, I don't think any of the RTD era episodes even come close to winning this.. My choice goes to 'Amy's Choice' simply because it's one of my all-time favourite Doctor Who episodes, but it is such a shame that I cannot give the victory to 'A Good Man Goes To War' because I do love that episode too.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 7
@Who is the Doctor I had assumed it was referring to an Egyptian Mummy.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE
@Master Michael Moon Personally I love the sound of 'Listen' as an episode title. I love those simple one word ones, usually imperative verbs. I find them great as episode titles e.g. 'Blink' or 'Hide'. But I agree that 'Kill the Moon' is hideous. I also don't like 'Mummy on the Orient Express'.
The Impossible Astronaut / Day of the Moon / A Town Called Mercy / The Girl In The Fireplace / The Angels Take Manhattan
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 1-5 Recap
@Gustaff Ten was always more like Five.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Sean Pertwee: My father was very fond of Capaldi
Although I adore 'Tooth and Claw', it's just such a nice episode, and 'Day of the Moon' is brilliant, I have to go with one I just love so much, 'The Shakespeare Code'. I can't explain why I love that episode, but I can just watch it again and again.
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 2
@Galax @Andrew_SwallowDavros didn't survive the Time War, he died early on, but was saved by Dalek Caan (The Stolen Earth). And I'm pretty sure that the ones in Victory weren't from the Time War either, they were survivors of Davros' fleet, that's why they didn't register as 'pure Daleks'
6 months, 2 weeks ago on The Actual Plot Holes in Doctor Who
@JJ2000 @VictorWong1Aside from Moffat, only two writers have been confirmed thus far, Phil Ford and Stephen Thompson. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not really a Thompson fan, but the episode hasn't aired yet. You simply cannot judge it. He has written some brilliant stuff on Sherlock. In regards to the 'Moffat's Mates' argument you seem to throw around the place, Phil Ford, the only other confirmed writer has not written an episode in Moffat's era yet. Also, Neil Cross is hardly within Moffat's "Inner circle" having only written for one half of one series. I'm pretty certain Neil Gaiman returned after high demand because 'The Doctor's Wife' was great, and even so, he has only written two episodes. Once more than three of the writers for this series have been announced, THEN you can cry about them all being written by writers who have written for the show before.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8: Episode 4 & 5 Writers Confirmed