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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.
1 month, 2 weeks 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.
1 month, 2 weeks 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..
1 month, 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
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Change, My Dear: Rebirth from the 50th
I'd have put Bill Nighy, and Alexander Armstrong on this list..
2 months, 3 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.
3 months 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
3 months, 1 week ago on The Tenth Doctor: Five Favourites
Happy Birthday Dave! :D
3 months, 1 week 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'
3 months, 1 week 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.
3 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.
3 months, 2 weeks 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.
3 months, 2 weeks 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.
3 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.
3 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'.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE
The Impossible Astronaut / Day of the Moon / A Town Called Mercy / The Girl In The Fireplace / The Angels Take Manhattan
4 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 1-5 Recap
@Gustaff Ten was always more like Five.
4 months 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.
4 months 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'
4 months, 3 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.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8: Episode 4 & 5 Writers Confirmed
@Amy the Consulting Key Ring I'm not saying this because I dislike the episode, or because I want to complain about it, rather that I would just love to know: How can you explain the Doctor not being able to collect Rory and Amy? Surely he could just go to either a new place or wait a year or so and pick them up when it's not wibbly. Either that or River could collect them with the vortex manipulator.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Angels Take Manhattan
@Liana21 @Adric the Genius@ilyoothaPersonally, I'd prefer if they were just friends from around the beginning. The template you suggested is pretty much just Rory, Mickey, Jack, etc. all over again. Though, I don't think it should be such a good friendship that Clara would get pushed aside.. Although maybe a bad example, but I'm imagining him as sort of a Billy Shipton like character.
5 months ago on Series 8: Meet Danny Pink
For me, this is one of my least favourite episodes personally and definitely my least favourite Christmas Special... I'd give it a 3/10, but what surprises me most is that apparently this episode is better appreciated than 'The Wedding of River Song', which I personally think is crazy.
5 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe & Series 6 Recap
Wow, people really hate this episode apparently, I mean there were a fair amount of supporters for episodes like 'The Curse of the Black Spot', 'Night Terrors' and 'Closing Time', but this one seems to have hardly any! I'd like to say that, personally, I really enjoy this episode. The effects are really nice and the whole idea of all of history happening at once is very interesting. I also love the narrative structure of half the episode being an explanation told in past tense of how things got to how they are, which had some really nice scenes too, such as the dalek one and I think the chess scene is good.The second half of this episode is equally interesting, the Silence are at their best in here, Madame Kovarian seems a bit unnecessary and this episode isn't Alex Kingston's best performance.This also adds circularity to Series 6, ending it where it started, on Lake Silencio. Also, I don't think the Teselecta is a bad resolution as the it was hardly pulled from nowhere considering it was introduced 5 episodes earlier. I know lots of people will disagree with me, but in my opinion, it's a really good finalé, not the best, but good.9/10
5 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Wedding of River Song
I hope we'll see some episode titles soon - so we can speculate :)
5 months ago on Another new Director for Series 8
I never seem to understand why people feel Series 2 to be the weakest... Sure, it has 'Love and Monsters' and 'Fear Her', and I don't think that much of the finale. But Series 2 has 'Tooth and Claw', 'School Reunion', 'The Girl in The Fireplace', 'Rise of the Cybermen'/'The Age of Steel', and 'The Impossible Planet'/'The Satan Pit'. Which are, in my opinion all really good episodes. Personally, I think Series 4 is by far the weakest, with the only good episodes being 'Silence in the Library', 'Forest of the Dead' and 'Midnight' - maybe 'Turn Left' too.
5 months, 1 week ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 2 (Specials, Episodes 1-4)
10/10, No question! This is my #1 favourite story of Doctor Who, I loved to a far less frantic feeling than what RTD's finales would have, yet still retaining that big-scale, epic presence. The Pandorica Opens had a beautiful setting, an amazing mystery to it, incredible scenes - such as the Cyberman in the underhenge, and a really significant threat for the Doctor. It was also the birthplace of the Doctor's best speech (In my opinion). The Big Bang was fun, emotional, clever and had a brilliant ending. This was the best ending to the best series in my eyes.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Pandorica Opens / The Big Bang
I quite like it, though I understand why people wouldn't; either way, I didn't like Matt Smith's when I first saw it - but loved it in the show.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Your verdict on Capaldi’s Costume
But didn't RTD say that he had this idea before and Moffat just asked for clarification if it still worked? Neither of these theories could work without RTD knowing that Capaldi would be chosen.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Some Theories on Capaldi’s Familiar Face