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@ichabod @TheOncomingHurricane I also think that, when he says "AND?" after she says Danny is dead, he's testing her... He wants to know why she's doing what she's doing. He's giving her the benefit of the doubt and playing the whole scenario out to see why she's betraying him. Because, unless he misjudged her the whole time he's known her, something has to be wrong. So, when she says Danny Pink is dead, he prods her on to see what it has to do with her wanting to destroy his Tardis keys. She could have been thinking it was his fault, for all he knew... so he treaded carefully until he understood her state of mind. 

20 hours, 9 minutes ago on Is Twelve Really So Different to Previous Doctors?

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0/4

2/3

2.5/4


4.5/11... sounds normal for me lol. It'll be interesting to see the charts at the end, just to see how far from the majority my tastes actually run lol. :D

20 hours, 18 minutes ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 3)

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Well... I'm 2 for 4, not bad, lol. I voted for Douglas McKinnon and Jamie Mathieson. And I do hope Mathieson comes back! He really nailed it in both episodes and I definitely want to see more from him. 


I voted for Last Christmas for the visual effects, but Flatline would have been my 2nd choice, so let's say I'm 2.5 for 4, shall we? lol :D


For best music, I can't remember the music from MOTOE so I can't say whether I agree or not... All I know is that I loved the music in ITFOTN and that's what I voted for. :P Music tends to blend with the rest, in the background, for me... I notice it because it really adds to the scenes, but I usually forget about it once it's over - except that one score I keep hearing in my head, even when I'm not watching the episode! And that, for me, is the sign of exceptional music... it stayed with me. :)

20 hours, 45 minutes ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 3)

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@ichabod @TheOncomingHurricane Yup. He can't let emotions get in the way when it's a matter of life and death. Doesn't mean he doesn't feel anything... just that he has to put it aside while he's busy saving the world... or even just 1 person. Or whatever requires his undivided attention. Like in flesh and stone, for instance.

Amy: Doctor, I'm scared.

Doctor: Of course you're scared, you're dying. Shut up!


And like he told Cyber-Danny... "Now, she's trying to tear the world apart, and I can't run fast enough to hold it together...... Pain is a gift. Without the capacity for pain, we cannot feel the hurt we inflict."


He can feel pain, but a lot of it is internal. He doesn't show it often. And he'll put it on the back burner in a pinch if the situation requires it. When you have 30 seconds to save someone, you don't have time to worry about feelings. You can't afford distractions. You keep your focus. Time won't stop and wait for you to be ready to deal with things. 


Same in Time Heist. "Saibra is dead, we're alive. Prioritise if you want to stay that way." The Doctor in a nutshell. 

21 hours, 55 minutes ago on Is Twelve Really So Different to Previous Doctors?

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@The Cosmic Dodo Possibly... I've never tried ranking Dalek stories. Daleks are okay... though no amount of them electrifying people will manage to make me fear them lol. The effects were well done, at least.  I found the "good" Dalek more threatening and more unsettling than the ones who were invading the base.


I still liked the episode, but it's at the bottom of my list anyway, mostly because I enjoyed the others more. Dunno... it has an an interesting theme and setting... and for the most part if was okay. There were however some parts that I didn't enjoy much.


Too much shouting was one, lol. I kept having to turn the sound up and down coz it was too loud at times and then we couldn't hear the next thing they said and had to turn it back up. The beginning with Danny and Clara meeting, while it had some funny bits, mostly bore me.


There were parts I loved (the part where Journey wakes up in the Tardis, the bit about Clara being the Doctor's carer, the bit with Ross, the part at the end when Rusty tells the Doctor he's a good Dalek...) but others left me feeling a bit blank, even the bit when the Doctor merges his mind with Rusty felt flat... I didn't really care for them one way or the other, if that makes sense. The pace felt off to me, and there are parts I often fast forward through when I re-watch it - the meeting with Danny, the part when they prepare for nanoscaling, some of the walking inside Rusty after they exit the feeding pool, the part when Journey and Clara go looking for a way to reawaken Rusty's memories... Basically, it didn't engage me enough to hold my attention throughout.


And Clara's slap really really left a bad taste in my mouth. I really like Clara, she's my 2nd fave companion after Romana, but that sort of unnecessary outburst really didn't work for me. As much as I understand the one in Last Christmas, here I just can't.

1 day, 7 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 2)

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@The Cosmic Dodo Into the Dalek was the only episode I didn't love lol.

1 day, 20 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 2)

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Finally 2 polls where I agree with the majority - I was 0 for 4 yesterday lol. Missy and the Clockwork Droids! I think I voted for the dream crabs for best new monster, but the boneless were great too. 

1 day, 20 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 2)

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I didn't vote for any of them lol. Well, not in these specific categories, anyway. :P I voted for Jenna Coleman, Ellis George, Peter Ferdinando and Abigail Eames. :P

1 day, 20 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 1)

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Ace? Which of Ace's characteristics does she have? I don't see it.

2 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 1)

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@Gustaff @The Dreamer... dreaming about series 9 @Antee991166 I didn't mind her with Six, although it's hard to say for sure coz I only listened to patient Zero...

2 days, 19 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 1)

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@ilyootha got into yet another fandom @The Dreamer... dreaming about series 9 @Antee991166 Yup, probably. :) And why I don't care for her much. Every time she opened her mouth, the 2 sprung to mind... it did nothing to endear her to me lol. It didn't keep me from loving Last Christmas, however. Everyone else was great. imo anyway... :D

2 days, 19 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 1)

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@Amy Pond remembers @Jamesanash101, Member of CATS @Antee991166 She could've come up with the answer herself, with a bit of reasoning... He wasn't keeping the answer from everyone, he was just waiting for them to think for themselves.

2 days, 20 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 1)

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@Gustaff @The Dreamer... dreaming about series 9 @Antee991166 I think she was okay at first, but I grew tired of her after a while. And while everybody I know sung Sherzo's praise, I really couldn't stand her in it.

2 days, 21 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 1)

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@Antee991166 Not a clue. She reminds me too much of Lucie Miller, who annoys me to no end. And to a lesser extent, Charlotte Pollard... I'm just tired of sassy, argumentative 19 year olds. Other than that, she was okay, I guess. 

2 days, 21 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 1)

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Yes, he really shines in his Big Finish stories. He developed nicely.

2 days, 23 hours ago on Is Twelve Really So Different to Previous Doctors?

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And probably hit his fists on the surface of all the liquified people after getting up from falling down the feeding tube... Then closed his eyes to compose himself and put the whole thing on the back burner in order to get back to the task at hand. Eleven, I mean.

3 days, 1 hour ago on Is Twelve Really So Different to Previous Doctors?

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@OAOHAYF unexpected item in the bagging area Yes, I agree about Ross. Just like in Mummy... he didn't have time to feel sad for the deaths, he was busy focusing on the problem at hand and trying to save the next one. 


I also think he's more pragmatic.

3 days, 9 hours ago on Is Twelve Really So Different to Previous Doctors?

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@ichabod @The Dreamer... dreaming about series 9 A bit like the "should I fetch you a cup of tea while I'm at it?" line in Last Chirstmas... I've seen people rant that Clara was mean spirited and high handed when she said that... But all I see is teasing myself. And considering the Doctor's remark, so did he lol. Loved the jab at her slapping him too. Hoping he does that more, coz sometimes I feel the slapping is unnecessary (Into the Dalek comes to mind) and he just sits there and takes it without a word as if it was nothing. That, on the other hand, bugs me a little lol. Though I do understand her reaction in Last Christmas.

3 days, 22 hours ago on Moffat on Criticisms that Doctor Who Is Too Dark

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Best Writer: Jamie Mathieson (he wrote my 2 favourite episodes)


Best Pre-Title Sequence: Time Heist (loved the phone/worm sequence, and felt the whole mystery of what they were doing in the room and what would happen next was well handled and worked very well)


Best TV Story: Mummy, followed very closely by Flatline and Last Christmas... but a choice had to be made, so there you have it, I made one. :P


Best Moffat Series: series 8 (it's the most consistent and there is only 1 episode I didn't enjoy as much as the rest... and with an average of 8.997/10 it's way ahead of the others on my list)


Outstanding Debut: Peter Capaldi (he and Michelle Gomez were both excellent but the Doctor won me over, even if it took half the series for him to do so lol... I enjoyed the slow discovery)

4 days, 2 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards 1-15: Last chance to vote

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How OTHERS perceive things. Sigh... Sorry.

4 days, 8 hours ago on Moffat on Criticisms that Doctor Who Is Too Dark

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A JAB not a job... Darn auto correct lol.

4 days, 8 hours ago on Moffat on Criticisms that Doctor Who Is Too Dark

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Yup, takes me at least 3 viewings to catch all the layers and subtleties.

I never thought for a moment that the Doctor was having a job at Clara's height with his "5'1and crying, you never stood a chance" remark. It was very clearly addressed to the Half-Face man. In my mind anyway. It's always interesting to see how there perceive things.

4 days, 8 hours ago on Moffat on Criticisms that Doctor Who Is Too Dark

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What I meant was that it's no worse than other stuff. Seriously, the only episode to get a rating of 12 was Dark Water. Everything else is PG. He can't have been that shocking...

It's not the 1st time Madame Vastra eats a criminal for tea... It was already mentioned in A Good Man Goes To War. And it's not like we actually see her doing it. Nor is it the first time the Doctor talks an enemy into killing itself, or in fact kills it himself.

And he wasn't dying... He was regenerating. And he was actually standing in front of her even as she spoke to him on the phone. She knew he wasn't dying as she was there in person and saw him regenerate.

4 days, 9 hours ago on Moffat on Criticisms that Doctor Who Is Too Dark

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Yay! I can finally make up for voting Jenna in the best lead actor poll! :D


Yeah, Peter Capaldi gets my vote. Michelle Gomez was excellent too, though! But I have to vote for Peter. It took me a while to get used to him, about half the series I think, lol... but not seeing him in the Tardis would feel completely wrong now. Same way I felt when I thought of Matt not being in the Tardis anymore, in fact. And he's climbed to my top 3, behind Matt Smith and Patrick Troughton. It was a slow but steady climb. I loved the slow discovery, actually. It was well played out and well acted out too. Love how he can say a lot without saying anything too. 

5 days, 19 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #15: Outstanding Debut

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@Ivegotkidneys I've been watching mostly series 8 in a loop. But I'm also taking breaks once a week to watch the classic episodes I haven't seen yet. No room for anything else at the moment.


I watched 1 series a week, over and over, when I was marathoning 1-7 while waiting for the 50th lol.

6 days, 19 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #14: Moffat Series

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Now I feel like I'm betraying my Doctor lol. 11's my Doctor. :P

6 days, 19 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #14: Moffat Series

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I love them all, and series 5 used to be my favourite... most of the time. Series 6 sometimes pushed its way to first place too. And series 7 spoke to me and made top of the list many times too. It really depends on my mood and which one I'm marathoning at the time, lol. :P


But series 8 has been the most consistent of them all, to me anyway. While, overall, all 4 series appeal to me in different ways, there are always individual episodes that I don't enjoy as much in each of them... episodes I will watch less often or skip completely. Series 8 only has 1 such episode, and I have never actually skipped it when watching the series in order. 


Sooooooo... series 8 it is! But I still love the others!

6 days, 19 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #14: Moffat Series

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Haha yeah maybe it did. :D

1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #13: TV Story

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@MartianWaters We know next to nothing about it so far. Or have I missed some headlines? I've had my eyes peeled for stuff but have come up empty handed... Still, it's early in the filming season; we'll know more sooner or later I suppose... unless they manage to remain invisible through August! Yikes, I hope not... I'm finding it hard to get excited about it so far. Mainly because not seeing it happen, I'm having a hard time believing that it's actually happening lol. 

1 week ago on Blink Director for Series 9

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@TheCyberDoctor, Member of CATS Conflicting schedules maybe. Dunno...

1 week ago on Blink Director for Series 9

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@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @The Dreamer... dreaming about series 9 Ummmmm... on my spreadSHEET too! Poor sheep...... LOL! :D

1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #13: TV Story

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@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @The Dreamer... dreaming about series 9 Hmmmmmm.... yeah Flatline was perfect. But so was Mummy... and so was Last Christmas...


Sigh... I'm hopeless lol. Oh well, at least you've helped me narrow it down a bit more, lol. So now it's between Flatline, Mummy and Last Christmas. Which are the top 3 episodes on my spreadsheep, come to think of it.

1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #13: TV Story

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@dragonsfyre Hyperspace ribbons, I think the Doctor called it. Was there really nothing there? I didn't pay close enough attention to notice.

1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #13: TV Story

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Flatline? Mummy? Last Christmas? Listen? Time Heist? I think I may just have to put them all in a bx and draw one at random coz I'm  not sure I can decide lol. 

1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #13: TV Story

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Sigh.... most of them were awesome... this is gonna be another looong week trying to pick just ONE! :P

1 week, 1 day ago on Best of 2014 Awards #12: Pre-Title Sequence

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@Whogasms knows THAT MISSY TELEPORTED, NOT DIED! Oh good to know. I bought them during a sale but haven't listened to them yet... :)

1 week, 2 days ago on On Thin Ice: The Future of the Ice Warriors

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I saw The Ice Warriors and Curse of Peladon, though it's been a while since I watched and I can't remember much of either one lol.


And while Cold War wasn't a fave of mine, it has more to do with the setting (underwater settings bring me close to a mini panic attack, so it's hard to enjoy an episode taking place in a sinking submarine that's threatening to flood with water any moment lol) than the monsters or the plot... I do love the Ice Warriors and hope they make a return!

1 week, 2 days ago on On Thin Ice: The Future of the Ice Warriors

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Either Moffat or Mathieson... Moffat's my favourite writer of the new era, but as we're choosing just from series 8, my vote goes to Jamie Mathieson because his 2 episodes are my top 2 episodes of the series. With Moffat right behind him. 

1 week, 2 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #11: Writer

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That's the strange thing, though... He said just last week that he didn't want to come back to Doctor Who... That he had moved on... :/

1 week, 3 days ago on Russell T Davies Interested in Writing A Doctor Who Movie

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This is all quite confusing... one moment he says he has no intention of coming back to Doctor Who, the next he wants to write a Doctor Who movie for the cinema... Is something going on that they're not telling us? Lol. :P


I wouldn't mind a movie, but most definitely not to replace ther series! I'm not quite sure what sort of movie they could make though... I mean, the 50th was special and fit the cinema format well... but what sort of movie could they possibly make now that would also fit? We had Day and Deep Breath in the cinema but they were both part of the current show...


Unless Davies comes back and writes and episode for a future series (which he said he wasn't going to), I really don't see what could be brought to the cinema... Plus would they also show it on TV, or just at the cinema? Not everyone would be able to see it at the cinema, and I'm not talking just about money... there are many countries that didn't show the 50th and Deep Breath at the cinema, too. So if it was tied in to the series, that might be problematic. The great thing about the 50th and Deep Breath is that those who could/wanted to see it at the cinema did, and those who couldn't/didn't want to didn't... but no one missed out.


Or is he thinking more of a Big Finish sort of thing but for the big screen, with a past Doctor, with no real incidence on the show? Why not, I guess... I'm just not really convinced. 


I'm thinking he just said that because he was pushed to answer the question, but I doubt it's in the works or even a plan at all.

1 week, 4 days ago on Russell T Davies Interested in Writing A Doctor Who Movie

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Lead actor: Jenna Coleman for the sheer range she displayed (sorry, Peter! You were excellent too! It's all DWTV's fault for making us chose!!!)


Recurring Actor: Ellis George. She did very well and, since I wanted to vote for a newcomer to the show, it was either Michelle Gomez (but I was already voting Missy for villain, sooo...), Ellis George or Chris Addison... Danny really didn't do anything for me at all. The others were already established in the show, so I eliminated them to make the choice a bit easier lol. :P


Male Guest Actor: Peter Ferdinando (His performance as the Half-Face man was just perfect)


Female Guest Actor: Abigail Eames (I just loved her sunniness and thought she really did very well opposite Capaldi)


Villain: Missy (what can I say... she just blew my mind. :P )


Returning Monsters: Clockwork Droids (I didn't really care for them much in GITF, but here they were well fleshed out and creepy and used well - it was a great way of bringing them back)


New Monsters: Kantrofarri (I just loved the way they looked and moved, and I felt they were used very effectively - the whole concept was great)


Visual effects: Last Christmas. For the way the dream crabs scuttled around and the way they dropped from the ceiling and such... And when the professor was sucked into the screen. And the sleigh ride was well done too. And the rooftop! And the slinkies and other toys walking in (ummm.. that was special effects, right? I'm not very good at telling fiction and reality apart lol... either way, visually I felt it was a great entrance, so it still counts, right?)


Music Score: In the Forest of the Night is what I finally decided on! Because the score when Maebh shows the Doctor Nelson's Column and the view runs up it to show London is my fave piece of the whole series. It plays in my head some days, even when I'm not watching the episode lol. I just love it. :D And there were some nice quiet bits of music in the episode too.


Director: Douglas Mackinnon.

1 week, 4 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #1-10 Recap

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Geesh... can we have ONE easy poll at some point? Just one? Pretty please? I'd like to have a few bits of hair left before the end of this! LOL. :P


Sooooooo, as I'm STILL busy deciding on best music and best special effects, I'm going to try and not be so indecisive for director! Basically, it's between Douglas Mackinnon, Paul Wilmshurst and Rachel Talalay. Woohoooooo, I managed to narrow it down to half the choices!!!!! Yay me! :D :D


In the end, I think I'll vote for Douglas Mackinnon. But then again, if I think about it much longer, I might just change my mind and vote for Paul Wilmshurst................. Both were excellent and, between the 2 of them, directed all my favourite episodes. Then there's Rachel Talalay who did great work on the finale too.


Sigh... I don't know!!! 

1 week, 5 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #10: Director

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@mlawesome @The Dreamer... dreaming about series 9 Piece of cake. 2 a night and 4 in 1 day - business as usual in this house. :D

1 week, 6 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #8: Visual Effects

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@Typo42 "Magic Carrots" I'm not exactly the same but in a way close. I drum my fingers to the rhythm of the words not to the music. I can't. If I try, I lose the rhythm completely and my brain just refuses to focus lol.


I hear the music in the episodes, but it's in the background, blending in with everything else... so, while I experience it, it's not usually at a conscious level.

1 week, 6 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #9: Music

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@Planet of the Deaf I'm so not tuned to the music that I  can't even recognise a score from episode to episode if they reuse it lol. I mean, I do enjoy the music, but I can't remember any of it once the episode is over... Except the one bit from Forest, with Nelson's Column at the beginning.

1 week, 6 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #9: Music

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@The Genie Yes, I agree... the silence in Listen was just as powerful as the music.

1 week, 6 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #9: Music

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@Shane Michaels You're right! My brain didn't count it as music coz it's an actual song not just music, but yeah... it was excellent too. :)

1 week, 6 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #9: Music

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