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@Tardis Stowaway @Planet of the Deaf @Richard Elliot What has happened to that TARDIS now. Have they kept it or have they destroyed it? As I'd imagine they'd want to preserve in the Doctor Who Experience like Tennant's TARDIS (an absolute surprise and priviledge to be able to step on myself after seeing it there).
2 days, 4 hours ago on How does the TARDIS reflect The Doctor? (Part 3)
I thought they were going in order of episodes, although I was probably very slowly to work this out. First one Deep Breath, second one Into the Dalek, third one will be a bit difficult to create and fourth Listen, looks like the title might be official then!
6 days, 3 hours ago on Listen! Series 8 Teaser Trailer
@Huknar I'm just surprised how confident they are as the series hasn't even started, but I'm definitely confident that it will be. Hopefully the ratings should shoot through the roof again!
As tempting as this is, I think I might just stay and watch it at home this time around. As excited as I am about the debut of Capaldi I think I'd rather experience his first adventure at home as to me the 50th anniversary in the cinema was unique and was very fitting but this time around I'd happily sit with my family and watch it at home as considering I'd rather get used to Capaldi first and the most suitable location for that is being at home. The one thing I will be doing is watching it live! None of this catch-up and recording rubbish will get in the way of the premiere of the next series of Doctor Who!
1 week ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally
@supermoff @TARDlSkey Clara mentioned in The Name of the Doctor when she was in his time stream that he was 'The Eleventh Doctor'
1 week, 1 day ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
I don't see the problem with it and it doesn't seem wrong or immoral to call them that. Yes if I met the Doctor, I would just call him the Doctor, not 'Oh you're the Twelfth Doctor' and yes it's easier to distinguish which Doctor someone is talking about I can't just say that Doctor and then everyone gets confused by which one I mean.
@andyot7777 @Huknar I thought there would be a way around it and I hope you're right with that. Limited edition sets don't bother me, but if I could get this complete collection together as standard I would be happy.
1 week, 2 days ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray
This looks like a good collection and although I already have two of the episodes, I'd happily buy this, yes annoying that Name of the Doctor is on it, but that was probably inevitable. I don't mind having a second copy of the 50th because I can keep my other copy for best just in case, be nice to have a copy to preserve for the future and show the next generation. Even more tempting is they've decided to include the cinema introductions which is excellent and deleted scenes and readthroughs which is new and very tempting. Plus we also get An Adventure in Time and Space which would be nice to own as I wasn't planning on buying it on a separate DVD. The only downside is it's a limited edition and it seems not one of those limited editions where they just stick them in glossier casing, but where they only make a certain number of copies. That's a shame as I would've happily bought this for Christmas along with Series 8! Hopefully they'll be a way round this and I can still grab a copy for the festive season as it would be a great thing to own and a good route towards owning Time of the Doctor without buying the individual DVD. I just hope they have fixed the audio for The Day of the Doctor last time as the 5.1 audio didn't match up so well last time in my opinion.
I think the latest console that was introduced to Matt's Doctor is purposely designed as a juxtaposition to his character. Yes I know he can be dark and evil sometimes, but he was quite a loving, energetic and childish Doctor even when he had Clara as his companion so the dark lighting of his new console room was like a juxtaposition to his character for me. Same with Capaldi, how we have bright orange lighting, it's juxtaposing his character of a dark and stern Doctor instead.
My favourite console is the 2005-2010 one because I grew up with it, literally, it's just my era of the show and the TARDIS I was always used to. As much as I've liked the successor designs, they still haven't lived up to the 'original' for me.
1 week, 3 days ago on How does the TARDIS reflect the Doctor?
@Huknar I agree with this too but I think Moffat thinks Doctor Who has to change regulary to keep up with the times, which I don't completely agree with because RTD kept his design of the console room for the full 5 years he was in charge whereas Moffat changed it after 2 and a half, don't like things changing too often as it takes longer to get used to them again.
@ClaireAbraham @Maiden_Ty_One I have to point out that I was the opposite of this at this point. I didn't immediately react positively with Matt Smith's arrival and first scene and didn't instantly move on like many fans are probably used to doing. It took me until half way through Series 5 or near the finale to fully warm to and like the Eleventh Doctor because the show had changed almost drastically at once, new Doctor, new companion, new showrunner, new titles, new variation of the theme tune, new TARDIS, new sonic screwdriver. I hadn't experienced that completely before. I was still quite young when Doctor Who returned and I discovered the show (I must've been 7) and Eccleston's quick departure meant I was puzzled at what was going on, but carried on to appreciate the show to its full potential as Tennant was the Doctor I became a complete fan and you can forgive me for the realisation that Tennant was the only proper Doctor I knew considering Eccleston hadn't stayed long enough for me to fully appreciate him and once Tennant left the show felt too different because he was all I had known and everything had changed too fast for my liking.
Yes that's the working of the show and many older fans would be used to this transition but because I wasn't, it took me longer to adapt to everything and accept the Eleventh Doctor as the new one.
So yes you may think fans and such shouldn't mope over what has changed and ended and just get on with the new format, but sometimes it isn't as easy as that, especially if you've been used to something for so long and it's the only thing you've known of during that time, it can be more difficult than usual.
2 weeks ago on Doctor Who Could Have Ended With Tennant
I don't think there will be an anniversary episode for the same reason due to it being too close to the 50th anniversary, but I think they should, like Moffat did during Series 7 put nods to the anniversary like references to the 3 past Doctors and such. But if there was an anniversary I think they should try and bring back Eccleston as a definite and it would be nice to see Tennant back again, although he did appear in the 50th, I imagine he would be enthusiastic for future specials and Matt yes he would like to return but just about 2 years after he left seems a bit soon and Tennant was nearly gone 4 years and I was so excited for his return for the simple reason that he is my favourite Doctor.
2 weeks ago on Will There Be a 10th Anniversary Special for the Revival?
@Huknar @NewWho2012 That was probably my most anticipated part of the episode at first considering they were all reappearing and then the huge 3D 'To Be Continued' at the end was also epic just brought it all to a dramatic cliffhanger.
2 weeks ago on The Importance of Doctor Who’s Theme Tunes
@LucasW I agree, they used it in almost every episode of Series 5 and Matt's era and it got tired, well for me anyway, the only arrangement of 'I am the Doctor' I liked was 'The Majestic Tale of a Madman With A Box' which wasn't as overused in my opinion. My favourite track in Matt's era was 'Sad Man with a Box' because the poignant moments in which it was used.
@Temporal_Tomato I'm more of a New Who fan and I don't want that to happen, the show would be unrecognisable then. I even get irritated when they change the variation of the theme like from RTD era to Moffat era because I preferred the other arrangement, that's how particular I can be about a certain arrangement of the theme tune because it sounds better to me that way.
@Huknar Have to agree here the middle eight is the major disadvantage and I have been pleading with them since 2010 to restore it, but to no avail. That's what is missing in my eyes, I miss having the title sequence build up in the next time trailers and the middle eight blare out over the end credits, instead of 'I Am the Doctor' on constant repeat, it gets tiring eventually.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on The Importance of Doctor Who’s Theme Tunes
Finally someone and an article I can relate to. I have an interest in the media and when I first watched Doctor Who (right at the beginning with Rose) I had the most interest in the theme tune and most particulary the title sequence which I loved the blue vortex and the red vortex and the tardis swirling through them. My favourite parts of episodes were always when the theme tune and title sequence came on as that was when I got excited and I even delved into the more refined technical aspects of the title sequence (like whether the BBC logo would appear within the opening pre-title sequence scene or on the title sequence itself or at which timepoint would the episode title appear, if you're very particular like me you'll know they changed it to appear just after the logo has disappeared or after the Tardis moved down in the vortex towards the end, that's how much of an interest it appealed to me, plus the exciting prospect of how many 3D names they would fit into the vortex this week if old companions were reappearing). The 2005-2010 title sequence has always remained my favourite because it always seemed the most straightforward yet the most exciting and best looking, even today plus the rule that became dominant in the RTD era was blue vortex was back in time and red vortex was forward in time and was very easy to understand but once it was changed in 2010, it didn't make sense anymore which was a shame and those titles will always remain my favourite because they were my first and were there in my childhood years of watching Doctor Who with the Tenth Doctor and since then the title sequence hasn't been as creative which is disappointing. The 2010 one never really appealed to me and that was short-lived by Moffat's standards constantly wanting to change things before their time which seemed inappropriate in my eyes. Since the 2012 title sequence made it's debut I haven't really been that interested in it although it was nice to re-establish the face, but otherwise I thought it was quite poorly made and made no impact on the original RTD title sequence and is quite outdated now already, considering we have simple texts names which make it look like it has been made amateurly. Plus the end credits, the animation used from 2005-2010 was beautiful and very creative, the space titles as the camera flew through pieces of the vortex constantly changing colours and nothing was repeated it just went on forever changing as it went, another fixture of mine over the almost 5 years it was used. The 2010-2012 effort was quite appalling. Yes a cloud animation to match the vortex opening credits, but it just kept repeating and had no effort at all and the 2012 title sequence was worse just on a constant repeat and the vortex was red? Why? That clip of the TARDIS flying through the vortex is appalling animation and should never be used again. They need to update the titles and credit animation and put some effort into it this time.
Back on subject, the theme music itself has always been important to me. My personal favourite was the 2005-2007 one (but the more observant fans like me will know they updated it in 2006 to be more upbeat and this is my preferred rendition of this version of Murray Gold's theme music) because it was very exciting and upbeat and made me very excited to watch the upcoming episode. I also liked the version they introduced in Voyage of the Damned, but didn't really like the condensed version that debuted in Partners in Crime, but really liked the full version of the theme that was used in all the next time trailers and the end credits. I loved the trailer beginning with the theme music and running up the bridge to the middle eight and the middle eight blaring out with the end credits and that's one of my main critics of the show since, where is the middle eight gone? Why did they get rid of it? It was used in ordinary fashion in one episode of Series 5 (The Beast Below) and never used again as I decided to use the overused and boring I Am the Doctor in every next time trailer since then and just cut into the regular music without the middle eight and I find it unacceptable to get rid of it and I hope it is restored one day. But I was very happy to see it make a return in The Day of the Doctor, it's just a shame it wasn't permanent. Like with the title sequence, the theme music hasn't been as good since Series 4 as I wasn't a big fan of the Series 5 theme either, but if it had been used in full regulary I might have warmed to it a bit more. The new one introduced although I have liked the improved version, it still doesn't feel as good as it once was and just sounds like a carbon copy of the 2010 theme with a few extra sound effects pasted over the top. I hope if they do make a new rendition of the theme tune, that they restore the middle eight, that's the only thing I ask for and perhaps 'the chase' aspect that Murray Gold incorporated, it sounded brilliant in the 2005-2007 theme and they should have kept that theme really, at least until the end of Tennant's run, it suited the show better and made it a lot more exciting.
A great article by the way, something I whole heartedly agree on!
I'd be happy to have two-parters back which I'm glad they're doing here with Series 8, even if it is just a finale, but I wouldn't want stories of more than two parts, with the exception of Utopia/The Sound of Drums/Last of The Timelords because I would probably eventually get bored of the same adventure and would want it to move onto another one, which is perfect for two parters. I hope for Series 9 if they don't consider bringing back two parters then they should extend the episode length to 60 minutes so there's a bit more air time for the story to wrap up, but I can't see them doing that either.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Are Longer Stories Better? Five Classics
It will be interesting to see a much darker side to the darker that Capaldi looks like he will provide and is made evident to me when he says 'Into Darkness'. I agree in thinking that he should other positive sides to his personality as well, like maybe what they did with the other Doctors in New Who, have at the beginning of an episode the Doctor and Clara laughing and being happy enjoying themselves then something happens and disrupts the happiness making him turn dark and concerned again, like in Boom Town. As different as I hope he will be, I hope he still has moments like the other Doctor where is fun side emerges for a few seconds and he goes off topic then quickly returns to the serious scenario again.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on How Far Into Darkness will the 12th Doctor Take Us?
Nice covers and I notice they now have custom text and fonts for each title of the novels, seems like something new as before they are always written in regular font. Plus they've finally gotten rid of the DW sign from the merchandise which is a good sign, back to just Doctor Who at last.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on First 12th Doctor Novels Detailed
This is why I love this site's breakdown articles. Reading this, I hadn't previously noticed half the stuff you've picked up on, especially the bookshelves newly installed in the TARDIS. Is the Twelfth Doctor going to be bookworm? Or is it just to suit his personality perhaps?
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown
Looks brilliant and Capaldi looks like a badman in the Tardis sounding a lot like Dr Simeon when he says 'into darkness' telling me he is a bit evil, but all good at the same time. Looks to be epic and I love the TARDIS colour scheme, more preferrable to be than the green/blue hue from before.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer
@Liana21 I agree with the part where they are sitting down. It makes me think that Capaldi's Doctor will sit her down and ask her whether she think he's a good man, showing that he may still be a very caring and considerate Doctor, caring for his companion's opinion and honesty. Capaldi reminded me a bit of Dr Simeon when he said 'Into Darkness' like he has that sneering dark evil about him, but obviously good at the same time, now the Doctor is a badman. Didn't Vastra say 'Here we go again' or am I misheard? as I think that would be more appropriate because it is another regeneration.
This looks interesting already. Both dressed in Victorian Costumes, just wish the premiere was a bit closer now as I can't see myself doing anything else this summer apart from wait.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Series 8: Deep Breath First Look
For some reason I've always taken a liking to the Pertwee era, yet Tom Baker, Peter Davidson and Colin Baker's eras have little interest to me. I may watch them, but not with as much enthusiasm as Pertwee. I think being used to the Earth centered stories they produced with him reminded me of the RTD era that I had grown up with so I could relate to it. From the stories I have seen 'Spearhead From Space', 'Terror of the Autons', 'The Time Warrior' and 'Planet of the Daleks' I quite enjoy the setting and atmosphere and makes them interesting to watch, considering I haven't watched that much of Classic Who.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on The 3rd Doctor: Five Favourites
@RhonDOH is getting Six Seasons and a Movie!! @The Living Angel You see, but when I think of Monty Python and watching it, I wonder why that is funny, I've watched a bit of it and yes it is slightly funny but not brilliant, I don't see that appeal to be honest, a stranger comedy than most.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Does Time Travel Work on the Big Screen?
@RhonDOH is getting Six Seasons and a Movie!! Knew this would come up somewhere. Mrs Brown is just funny, I can't explain why I guess it's just the Irish humour and because I'm part Irish I can relate to it, because Father Ted was funny and so is Mrs Brown because it is similar. LotsOfPlanetsHaveANorth is right here because humour is subjective, I mean I like many British comedies such as One Foot in the Grave and The Royle Family and even the Chuckle Brothers, but I can't stand American sitcoms as I barely crack a smile. Sorry if I offend any fans of the Big Bang Theory but I think that's the most unfunny show ever made. There's my opinion and I guess Mrs Brown is appealing because it has verbal and physical comedy, maybe the swearing doesn't appeal to everyone, but I do sure enjoy it.
Sounds a lot like me in this article except for liking Star Trek and such probably because it's american. Not saying their shows are bad, but I do dislike them, both Doctor Who and Star Trek are science-fiction so I should like them both, but because Doctor Who is British it's more interesting and iconic. Unless it's a film, I will seldom like American shows.
Back to the subject in hand, I was the same as I watched Doctor Who since its return and was confused by the idea of regeneration, but was instantly hooked by the show and I was very hostile towards Matt Smith when he entered the role but have since grown to like him, but will always have a liking for Ten. This time around I am more optimistic about Peter Capaldi and I am actually looking forward to the new Doctor this time around, probably partially due to the fact that not everything is changing this time because Moffat is still at the helm, not everything is changing this time.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Why We love Doctor Who
Surprised to see another teaser so soon and they must be confident about this series to be promoting it quire early, don't remember them doing this for previous series in the past (although I may be wrong), but the voice does sound like Davros, it would be a surprise to see him return. As intriguing and exciting as these teasers are I know myself, in my tastes that I won't be properly excited until a full series trailer comes out, or just short ones, which shouldn't be too long now. Anticipating one for the middle of the summer, that's when I get fully excited again!
4 weeks ago on Series 8: New Teaser Trailer “I see into your soul, Doctor”
@Adherent I hope not, I don't think I'd like that.
4 weeks ago on Series 8: Frank Cottrell Boyce Confirmed
Oh well, even if people aren't immediately satisfied with a child orientated episode of Doctor Who, what difference does it make if it's bad? Maybe it's just one bad episode out of the whole series, which wouldn't be too bad. After all, it's not Doctor Who without maybe one bad episode a year! Plus, I don't like that idea about the characters being turned into children so I hope that isn't true, as this usually doesn't work with TV shows, they did this with ChuckleVision and it worked badly, so I can't imagine it being much better with Doctor Who, although it wouldn't be in my tastes anyway.
@supermoff @Notsosmartguy @ahunter8056 I think he should do more as it would he nice to be alive in the presence of a Doctor that lasts longer than the usual 3/4 years. Considering how confident and positive people are towards him in the role, he may end up being popular for longer and hanging on a few years, which would be nice to see if he ends up being a popular Doctor, it would be nice to see one in the role for a continuous number of years like Tom Baker, to me it would just be a new experience.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on McGann Doubtful on Return, Spin-off
Surprised to see they got Kate Stewart and Osgood back again. Love the theme of her wearing the bow tie now most likely as a tribute to the recently departed Eleventh Doctor, plus the Tenth Doctor Converse shoes maybe as another tribute sort of? I can imagine her wearing the bow tie in anticipation for the Eleventh Doctor turning up only for him to have regenerated disappointing her and Peter Capaldi's Doctor commenting on her dress sense. That will be funny if I'm correct.
1 month ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Returning Characters & Monster
Was reading the article on the rumoured airdate when this appeared on the TV. Looks brilliant and glad to see it's the 23rd rather than the week after and I get to watch Doctor Who before returning to school. Nice title as well and poster, getting excited again now. The BBC must be very confident about this series as I don't remember teasers this early before.
1 month ago on Series 8 Airdate Confirmed, New Trailer & Image
@Gustaff @The Watchful Guardian I hope we are, considering we've had Christmas Specials for 9 consecutive years now not having one for 2014 wouldn't just be inappropriate, but disasterous.
1 month ago on Moffat Teases Massive Cliffhanger
Love Strax and his juxtaposing comments: Silence human scum or you will be obliterated! (May I take your coat?) I blame my sense of humour for enjoying his character so much!
1 month, 1 week ago on DWM #475: Vastra, Strax & Jenny are Back
I have to agree partly to this statement as my sister who is an occasional watcher of Doctor Who hasn't been keen on Peter Capaldi since he joined obviously because he is older and less good-looking as David and Matt, but I tell her it's not all about the looks. That's why I'm glad I'm a boy so I can appreciate the acting nevermind the looks which I did with Tennant and named him my favourite Doctor for that reason, not any other.
1 month, 1 week ago on Colin Baker: Tennant & Smith Brought Female Fans to Doctor Who
I'm amazed to read this and shows what an impact DT had on the show because he made it popualr again and brought in the viewers and I guess the BBC were frightened that it would drop after this so considering cancelling it, so glad it didn't, but still surprised to know this as this is how I felt at the time when he left because he made such a big impact, it didn't feel like it could carry on without him, but glad Matt took over and made it just as good.
2 months ago on Doctor Who Could Have Ended With Tennant
Was wondering who they were and wondering why none of the stars were there, but now I realise by looking at the comments section.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 2014 BAFTA Television Awards: Day Triumphs!
I agree it wouldn't be right and if Doctor Who was handed over to the americans I'd pull out straight away. We need one piece of TV heritage that is British and will stay british. But I rarely trust remakes, like the Americans trying to remake our sitcoms like One Foot in the Grave and Fawlty Towers, they don't work because they are British and always will be much funnier.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Could An Overseas Version of Doctor Who Ever Work?
Would love to see John Cleese again as I've seen that scene from The City of Death and he acts so much like Basil Fawlty it's hilarious, always thought it was sort of like an outtake to slip him in there. Would be nice to see Annette Crosbie again as well as it was a surprise to see her in The Eleventh Hour as she starred in one of my favourite sitcoms 'One Foot in the Grave.'
3 months ago on 10 Misused Actors in Doctor Who
I'm not a huge fan of The Next Doctor and Planet of the Dead, but the latter was meant to be fun as it was an Easter Special. Waters of Mars is brilliant of course and The End of Time is quite good considering it's Ten's last story, which makes it really sad upon first watching, because he was my Doctor.
I do hope Moffat gets some criticism when Series 5 etc come up for review, as it would be nice to see a balanced argument here.
3 months ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – 2008-2009 Specials
Happy Birthday to the beautiful and brilliant companion Jenna Coleman, hope you enjoy your day.
Happy Birthday also to the wonderful RTD who I am very grateful to for bringing back Doctor Who successfully and made my childhood so exciting and without it, god only knows what it would have been like.
3 months ago on Happy Birthday, Jenna Coleman & RTD!
All good episodes, but less of a fan of Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead. It is a good two parter, but not one I'd probably choose to watch over and over again.
3 months, 1 week ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 4 (Episodes 6-13)
Voyage of the Damned is one of my favourite Christmas specials, always feels the most Christmassy to me. Partners in Crime is great fun with the Adipose, Fires of Pompeii I haven't watched in quite a long time, but not always been the best episode for me, but still good. Planet of the Ood is quite a good one and The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky is not bad, but better than the Dalek two parter by Helen Raynor. Have to love Series 4 though.
3 months, 1 week ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 4 (Specials, Episodes 1-5)
I always liked Midnight too a lot myself one of the eeriest and scariest episodes of the show. The constant tension as it builds up when the character of Sky and demon that possesses her eventually grasps their words before knowing what they're going to say entirely is very creepy and scary and the Doctor being overpowered by the creature himself is also very terrifying. Lindsey Coulson is the most stand out guest character in the episode apart from Lesley Sharp, a brilliant actress, but considering I watch her in another show (EastEnders) it shows the capabilities of some of these actors and how they make episodes of Doctor Who epic and brilliant as well.
3 months, 1 week ago on Midnight in Perspective
Nice to see Series 4 take the top spot in regards to story strength and success. I always liked Series 4, especially in the Moffat era, the time when all fans were watching.
3 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Everything Else (Episodes 9-13, Specials)
Great to see another enthusiastic Doctor ready to come back to the helm in the future!
3 months, 1 week ago on Matt Smith: I’ll happily come back
@Seaborn W Deadman I'm not a complete Moffat fan myself but I can't deny that his scripts are good and some very good. The one thing I always hated about this was once Moffat had taken over and The Eleventh Hour had aired etc, everyone was loving Moffat, the new Doctor is so brilliant with no mention to the previous 4 years of Doctor Who we had witnessed. That's what I hated once he took over, considering I'm not a huge adapter to change straight away because everything changed so abruptly and at once I just didn't like it, although my passion was too strong to stop me watching. Once we were two series in it was better for me. I'll always love and remember the RTD era because it introduced me to the show and made me rush home from anywhere, wherever I was to watch it. Didn't do that as much with Moffat, but the feeling was still there. But seeing as there aren't many people on here that like RTD very much, it just always seems slightly unfair, but I don't mind now, I know Moffat is doing a good job and I respect that, but not seeing much praise for RTD does sadden me a little.
3 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Dream Run (Episodes 9-13, Specials)
I don't think I ever cried when she passed. I just heard a rumour on the internet and quickly turned on the news to see if it was true and I think I was more in shock than heartbroken, but I think that came more after her final series ended and it finished on that epilogue montage, very sad to see as I really enjoyed her show and having her on Doctor Who and who knows, Moffat may have got her back to appear again! R.I.P Elisabeth Sladen.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Remembering Elisabeth Sladen: Three Years On