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@Mikeyboss182 Not to massacre Moffat, but I think he relies too much on change. Like with the title sequence and theme music, yes it was acceptable to change it for the second half of Series 7 but the modifications done for the first half seemed forced and unneeded, like he just wanted to show he had made a change of some sort like you say "change for the sake of change". I wouldn't be surpised if we got a complete rehaul of the title sequence for Series 9 or some sort of modification because nothing can stay the same, not for more than a year anyway.
15 hours, 25 minutes ago on Twelve’s Rapidly Changing Look
@MarcusOrmerod Typical. And they put in all those other tracks I have no interest in an usual, it's a shame they have to pick and mix everything really.
1 day, 1 hour ago on Series 8 Soundtrack Details, Date
Not spouting for many of these but hope the sad, relaxing theme from the end of Robot of Sherwood is present because I really do love that track as well as the Sad Man With a Box excerpt from The Caretaker which I see is contained within one track so I hope he had time to squeeze it in. Not much else I'm after apart from the theme tune with the middle eight which I must admit I love and I never thought I would ever say that! :D
1 day, 21 hours ago on Series 8 Soundtrack Details, Date
Definitely 11. 12 hasn't convinced me yet to be ranked at that Tennant/Smith level of excellency. But he may soon do so, we'll see...
1 day, 21 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #10
@Jara1 (Apologies for not replying, this new chat device has a really bad notification system)
I agree profusely with your I Am the Doctor issue because I believe it was severely overused and yes in a sense it is a great track, it's just I never had a likening for it because I still had hostility towards the abrupt new changes on the show at the time. But that's one reason why I don't like the Series 5 soundtrack and Series 6 as well I suppose, it's just every track ended with I Am the Doctor whether or not it was a modified version, it just felt to me the series was being too overhyped and Murray was being lazy by sticking that theme at the end of every brilliant new track.
The only variations of the track I like are A Majestic Tale and the version used in I Might Change My Mind from Series 7. But Series 8 has a few good ones, especially the new theme as its much more lively and upbeat with the middle eight included, I really like it now (yes I have listened to the leaked version, but I couldn't resist, shoot me if you must, but I haven't listened to the rest of the soundtrack).
Knew this would be the definitive and bloodshed voting rank...!
These two are now in very, very close proximity on my rankings list but Tennant just surpasses Smith because he was my Doctor. Eccleston started the show, got it flowing, then Ten stepped in and took it to a whole new level. Admittedly, it took me until Series 3 to fully appreciate him but honestly in those RTD years, I would never miss the show in its entirity, it was unmissable television! I just loved his quirkyness, bounciness, seriousness, ability to have a good time as well as condemn his enemies, he was just immaculate and amazing and thanks to him I now carry deliberate 'well's' in my dialect with purposeful emphasis, as well my wearing Converse Hi-Tops, they are just the best shoes ever in existence for me, thanks to Ten.
Eleven on the other hand is absolutely brilliant, I hated him at first which wasn't his fault because everything changed so abruptly and I refused to accept it but eventually and especially by Series 7 I absolutely adored him and like Tennant I was distraught to see him go, his childishness and inability to understand the human race, especially Miss Oswald, made me laugh.
But vote has to go to Ten!
3 days, 20 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #8
I hate the controversy in the fandom surrounding the Tenth Doctor, especially when he is described as being for the fangirls only, which is saddening because many regular Whovians adore his incarnation as well. It's really hypocritical because especially if Eleven or Twelve got that hate, the message producer would be hung, drawn and quartered and harshly criticised and even though I respect both Eleven and Twelve, they're both not perfect.
I grew up with Ten as the Doctor which was really pivotal for me enjoying the show throughout the first five years because I was mad and seriously committed and wasn't able to miss it for one week unless I seriously had to and I am thankful it has made me a lifetime fan of the show, thank you David Tennant!
1 week ago on Why I Love The Tenth Doctor
Happy Birthday David Tennant my all-time favourite Doctor who kept me watching and turned me into an official Whovian, although I hadn't actually heard of the term until a few years later!
1 week, 1 day ago on Happy Birthday, David Tennant!
Some good choices here, especially Song For Four and Four Knocks which was a good parallelism with Ten's to show, technically, Eleven's final scene with Clara before he regenerates like Ten with Wilf. Another notable one I think could be included is I Might Change My Mind which was included at the end of Kill the Moon and although it might not have been significant, as my cousin had to point it out to me as I didn't recognise it initially, it's a beautiful theme that should be used more regularly.
1 week, 1 day ago on Top 10 Reuses of Murray Gold’s Music
@Russell T Dalek wants Eccleston to win That bit usually in the middle of the theme that usually sounds heroic and upbeat. I struggle to describe it but it goes like: "DOOOOOO DO DO DO DO DO DO" before going back into the main screaming theme again.
1 week, 1 day ago on Series 8 Soundtrack Details, Date
Ironically I just listening to that podcast with Murray Gold last night and researching the album and here it is pops up next day! Admittedly, Series 8 doesn't have some of the best music like other series but who knows, I may grow to love some pieces! I'm particularly looking forward to the Series 8 theme (with the middle eight present!!!), A Good Man? and I hope they include that rendition of Sad Man With a Box featured in The Caretaker as it was one of my favourite pieces this year.
@Mr. Eyebrows @The_Doctor_ I was so surprised to hear that Murray Gold makes middle 8s for all the theme tunes but it's the BBC's choice to play them or not. So shame on the BBC, taking away such a vital and brilliant part of the theme tune!
Gotta go for 10. He was my childhood Doctor, leading the show from when I was 8 to when I was 12, ironically the example age range he mentioned in his leaving interview. Between Series 2 and the Series 4 Specials I was mad on the show, honestly, you could drag me away from the middle of nowhere just to watch it. I miss those days, I just haven't had that vivid vibe since. He had the best theme music, the best titles (which haven't been beaten since, no matter how much the graphic designers have tried), some of the best music and the best shoes (I now wear Converse Hi-Top thanks to him).
I just loved his changable and bubbly personality and catchphrases, unfortunately, nowadays, for everyone around me, I put too much emphasis on my 'well's' and I just generally loved his generation. I just believe without his Doctor I wouldn't have fully become a fan of the show. Nine set me on the track, but Ten gave me that push and I am thankful for it.
Capaldi is good but just not fully used to him yet and his sterness, except for his use of sarcastic and cynical lines, that I love.
1 week, 2 days ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #4
@ilyootha @Malohkeh That's what I said for I am the Doctor which frankly I was bored of by the end of The Eleventh Hour because it had been played so many times. All the Strange, Strange Creatures doesn't have that stigma for me, it's still enjoyable after all these years, still the best action theme. I consider Eleven's theme to be The Majestic Tale which although technically is I am the Doctor, it's more likeable and tasteful I think.
@allons_ywibblywobbly One I love is when Donna and the Doctor are discussing Agatha Christie:
Donna: Agatha Christie never went round surrounded by murders. That's like meeting Charles Dickens and he's surrounded by ghosts at Christmas!
Doctor: Agatha Christie! I love your books they fool me everytime, well, almost every time, well, once or twice, well, just once, but it was a good once.
Sycorax: I demand to know who you are!
Doctor: I DON'T KNOW!!
Ten definitely. My favourite and childhood Doctor, although I did admire and enjoy John Hurt's portrayal of the War Doctor, Ten as the Doctor spanned my entire childhood and I'm glad of it.
1 week, 4 days ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #2
Nine definitely, Twelve hasn't reached that level of significance yet.
1 week, 4 days ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #1
He's currently got a 6/10 at the moment for his first series. I'm still not sure about him as I preferred the light-hearted humour of the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors and he has yet to fully grow on me so I believe it's overrated to say he's the best one of the new series, although I suppose everyone is entitled to their own opinion. The one thing I do like about him though is his sarcastic dry humour which I can relate to and find quite amusing, but apart from that I didn't think Series 8 that memorable compared to previous series, espeicially Series 7 Part 2, which reminisces happy memories for me.
1. David Tennant 10/10
2. Matt Smith 9/10
3. Christopher Eccleston 8/10
4. Peter Capaldi 6/10
2 weeks ago on Doctor of the Decade: Rate the Twelfth Doctor
Well it takes me a good series to get used to each Doctor and I usually appreciate them by their second series. This was true for Tennant who I adored in Series 3 and 4 and Smith in Series 6 and especially 7. I've not fully accepted Capaldi yet so hopefully Series 9 will follow suit with the rest of the tradition.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Series 8: The Long Regeneration
@HandofOmega I hated that quote and could never get to like it due to my initial dislike of The Eleventh Hour.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor of the Decade: Rate the Eleventh Doctor
Gotta give 10 for Ten. Yes it's obvious he wasn't everyone's cup of tea but at this point five years ago, anyone who would've defended the newly regenerated Eleven, I would've loathed you, no offence, but that was the way I felt and currently some of that still remains on the surface (currently) for Twelve. Technically, Nine was my Doctor because he was my first but Ten kept me dedicated and cemented my obsession and love for the show, who without, possibly, I may have lost interest. I can't never help to smile at his cheeky and frequent quotes, gestures, facial expressions and mannerisms. Thanks to him I now use 'well...' in just about every sentence. 'Brilliant!' and 'oh yes!' are other favourites.
Ten gets a 10 because he is a brilliant Doctor that will always be loved by the general public and Whovian community, there was just something about him that kept me dedicated to Who every week, it was so exciting, so exhilerating, never to be missed. That era has passed slightly now and I'm grateful that he was my childhood Doctor. Allons-y!
1. Tenth Doctor 10/10
2. Eleventh Doctor
3. Ninth Doctor 8/10
4. Twelfth Doctor
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Doctor of the Decade: Rate the Tenth Doctor
Given him an 8. He was a brilliant Doctor I cannot deny that but he didn't get higher because he didn't stay longer and obviously the ones that do in my mind have a wider number of stories allowing them to be more memorable but rewatching his lone series every once in a while does remind me how brilliant he was. Tennant remains on top because I was madly in love and obsessed with the show in his era and Smith second because although it took me a good year to warm to him, eventually I really got into liking his incarnation and he got to 2nd. Capaldi remains at the bottom because although he is still a good Doctor, I haven't fully warmed to him and accepted him yet as a completely worthy incarnation plus I didn't enjoy Series 8 as much thanks to its almost complete rehaul back to the classic era which I don't fully appreciate at all.
1. Tenth Doctor
4. Twelfth Doctor
Other /10's to come in time
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Doctor of the Decade: Rate the Ninth Doctor
I am inexperienced currently about how the production of television programmes work but it seems slightly surreal and worrying if he is still writing his Doctor Who episode that is supposed to be going out this series, unless he's referring to another one? I mean I presume he is nearly finished it and they will have to have a read through before filming it within the next few months because they will have to have finished filming by August/September for the series to go out. I always assumed they had the scripts finished a few months or weeks before filming began so they could get round to filming them promptly and on time. Again I'm clueless but curious.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Mark Gatiss on Whether He’d Be Up for Next Showrunner
This is brilliant news to hear and it's about time the BBC was passionate and so caring about a show they want to keep renewing and renewing it year after year, or in this case, for 5 years. It's unfathomable enough to think it's 10 years since the show did return, and still not understandable that it's guaranteed to last another 5 years! 15 years! I am a very loyal person myself, but I have rarely stuck to anything for a decade, except Who, for which my passion and dedication hasn' t waned and another five years it will be, whether that inevitably means that I will after other occupations and activities I will have to deal with through my maturity, I will always be there to watch it. Admittedly, I have had a couple of stutters throughout the years as I almost didn't watch it once David Tennant left, it seemed undoubtedly doomed for me, but I returned and enjoyed the Matt Smith era all the same. Series 8 wasn't always my cup of tea either with the darker and gloomier stories setting in and I missed the excitement and adventure of the previous two eras, but from the looks of it, this will return in Series 9 and I will be waiting with bated breath.
Well done Doctor Who, your future is safe in the hands of the BBC and the Whovians. May you achieve 15 years, and even 26 and 50, make it a centenery! You deserve it after all! The ratings may fall but new technology will progress and Doctor Who will always find a place in the ever evolving world and retain and increase its popularity among the ever growing amount of fans worldwide.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Moffat: Revived Who To Last 15 Years Minimum
Lol. It's hardly likely that Peter Capaldi's going to do a 'Jeremy Clarkson' is it? But it would be pretty funny to see him have an angry stand-off with a Dalek.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Future in Doubt After Capaldi ‘Fracas’
It seems to be a very peculiar system this year, unless I'm missing something. I don't remember them revealing a good few of the episode names and writers this early on, usually (like last year), I'm sure they usually reveal the writers, then a few weeks before the series premiere they reveal all the episode names and writers together. But I like this new system, giving us a good preview a few months before the series airs. These two episode titles do sound linked, whether that is deliberate or not (knowing Moffat it probably is) and I look forward to these and great to see Jamie Mathieston's back, he was a great writer last series. Can't wait to see what he has in store for us this time.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Series 9: The Girl Who Died, and The Woman Who Lived
Happy Birthday Doctor Who! I cannot believe it has been 10 years since the show returned. It's not often at this young age when reminising about things make you seem old, but this is the first and foremost consideration. I tuned in by chance to the first episode of the new series, aged 7, probably by encouragement of my dad, and like many others I haven't looked back since. Christopher Eccleston brought it back fanastically (no pun intended), David Tennant made it such a huge pivotal part of the life, cementing my status fully as a fan and there rarely anything in my life from ages 8-12 that could surpass the importance of Doctor Who, Matt and the change of showrunner pushed me back for a while as I attempted to adapt to the radical changes but soon enough, Matt had become a brilliant Doctor like the rest and Capaldi is currently reaching this title also. But the most important thing is dedication, 10 years on, 8 series and 117 episodes later, my dedication and commitment has prevailed and Doctor Who is still a big part of my life, whether or not the delays between series are long, I will wait and become that giddy little child every autumn once more.
Happy Birthday Doctor Who! Here's to another 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60.... years!
1 month ago on Doctor Who’s Revival: 10 Years On
I only buy this magazine occasionally now, but this is definitely worth the buy to commemorate 10 years of the show's return. Love all these covers but I'll try to get my hands on either the Eccleston or Tennant cover.
1 month ago on DWM #485: The Trip Of A Lifetime
I like the Fear Her pre-credits title sequence. It's one of the early ones that has stuck in my memory because of the creepy Kukaburra song and that boy moving once she drew it leading into the fantastic theme music. I remember watching that on my Holy Communion day with my cousins all around me, first time many of them had seen the show.
There are some other great ones like New Earth for Ten setting up the TARDIS to the Westminster Bridge music, Asylum of the Daleks primarily for Eleven's fantastic and hilarious one liner "Well, this is new", The Stolen Earth opening was just epic and Rose staring up at the planets "it's only just beginning", Midnight for another good one liner from the Doctor "taking a big space truck with a bunch of strangers across a diamond planet called Midnight. What could possibly go wrong?" and probably The Doctor's Daughter as well "Hello dad" and not forgetting the epic Rory stance in A Good Man Goes to War "Would you like me to repeat the question?"
So some great ones throughout the whole 10 years, 8 series and 117 episodes of the revival in I hope some of these pop up on the list at some point. What a great decade its been!
1 month ago on The Best Pre-Title Sequences of the Revival (Part 1)
@Edoe "Ah" "Aaahhh!" I love that scene too.
I agree it would be great to see a Doctor Who story based in Ireland with a few landscape shots of the Irish mountains and landscape thrown in to add to its wonderous nature. I'm born in England but of Irish decent as my grandparents are Irish and I love the place, especially when I get to go every once in a while and I hope the Doctor decides to go soon too.
1 month, 1 week ago on Why Doctor Who Should Visit Ireland
@Shane Michaels No.
1 month, 1 week ago on Top 10 Fan Title Sequences
I can see your brother's point about falling out of love with it, although I could never do that, well never completely. I still haven't fully adapted to Capaldi completely and yes he's great (that's his current level) but hopefully he can improve to brilliant and exceptional levels throughout his tenure like his predecessors Smith and Tennant before him. I'm not a good adapter to change. I first noticed this in the show with the transition between the 10th and 11th Doctors which made it hard for me to adapt for a least a year before I fully accepted and appreciated Matt Smith in the role, otherwise I absolutely hated him for a while. But I haven't been like that with Capaldi, I just keep that memory with me and it stays with me and consequently makes me baffled when I see fans praising the new Doctor from the moment he steps out when I can't do this for a few months at least. Plus Series 8 was average, not the best writing or series I've enjoyed. Controversially, I found Series 7 Part 2 better as I remember being in a good state of happiness when watching that. Hopefully this happiness will return for Series 9.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Why Bother?
Again not to cause an argument or bitter debate, but I really do think Series 8 is a bit overhyped and overrated. Yes, I did enjoy it at the time and thought it was a good series, but nowhere in the best. And Capaldi is a good Doctor, I cannot deny that, but he is in no way exceptional, not yet, not to the standards of Tennant and Smith. I realise everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but Series 8 isn't Moffat's best series. I do believe Series 5 and Series 7 still retain that position.
Favourite Series (Rankings)
1. Series 4
2. Series 3
3. Series 5
4. Series 1
5. Series 7
6. Series 8
7. Series 6
8. Series 2
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rank the Revival: 2014 Part 4
Good to hear. Admittedly, I do like two-parters but I hope they do it like the structure of Series 1-5 where they have about 3 two-parters spread out throughout the series, although I don't mind them changing the order, like one at the beginning, one following it then one-parter episodes until the finale which could be two episodes. As long as Moffat sticks to creating a good quality story across both parts. I mean, I thought Dark Water was a brilliantly executed episode with good twists and a great cliffhanger, but unfortunately Death in Heaven didn't live up to this which was the shame as it had the potential to be a brilliant story. I won't to maintain those shocks that we got out of two-parters in the past like Utopia, The Stolen Earth and The Pandorica Opens for example. If Moffat can do this, then I will watch Series 9 as happy as a sandboy and as enthusiatically as possible
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Moffat Explains Series 9 Two-Parter Increase
Really quite adore this half of the series I don't know why. Just reflects a contribution towards my enjoyment of 2013. Watching The Bells of Saint John reminds me of that Easter Saturday when Doctor Who was finally returning once more, plus at the same time I had just discovered David Tennant and Billie Piper were returning for the 50th special, meaning I was ecstatic at the time.
The Bells of Saint John 8/10 - love this episode plus the music throughout, especially the piece at the end now known as I Might Change My Mind, brilliant use of Majestic Tale at the end there.
The Rings of Akhaten 7/10 - not a bad story but was brought up dramatically by the The Long Song and the Doctor's speech, just power and emotion in those two compositions.
Cold War - 6/10 - never really liked this episode so much. Got quite boring at times but still watchable.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 1
Series 7 Part A I've never enjoyed very much, most likely because of the split series and Amy/Rory's departure which my have seemed better suited at the end of Series 6. Plus it had a lot of bad changes thrown in just to make the series look modified and different. The one that always got stuck in my head was the mediocre titles with edited colour and 'movie maker' standard. Asylum of the Daleks and A Town Called Mercy are good episodes but I'm not hugely keen on Dinosaurs on a Spaceship I don't know why. I've got that gut feeling about it.
I know many didn't like Series 7 Part B but I did because it seemed more of a vibrant and happy time than this sombre affair. I liked Clara and Eleven and it reminds me of the good times of Spring/Summer 2013 which I enjoyed immensely or at least look back on with fondness.
2 months ago on Rank the Revival: 2012 Part 1
The Girl Who Waited - 9/10 - an excellent episode with a brilliant plot showing the relationship between Amy and Rory. This episode never gets boring.
The God Complex - 7/10 - not a bad episode but I always thinks it's slightly overrated. As good and perculiar as it is, I've never been able to acclaim it, so it's pretty average in my opinion.
Closing Time - 6/10 - I've never liked this episode because of the pointless appearance and use of the Cybermen and the plot was just rubbish. I think this episode quite boring, although Eleven is very entertaining as his childish self at times.
The Wedding of River Song - 6/10 - not a brilliant finale either, quite a messed up plot and weird. The series had started to decline around this point.
The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe - 4/10 - definitely the worst Christmas special since the show returned. It is awful and is just boring and terrible. Up to this point I just thought Moffat was ripping off original stories to base on his Christmas specials considering he had done A Christmas Carol the year before and now Narnia. I don't get how people think this is worse than any of RTD's specials, it is probably the equivalent of The Next Doctor in terms of bad Christmas specials.
2 months ago on Rank the Revival: 2011 Part 3
The Vampires of Venice 5/10 - a really dull episode that I never found myself getting into fully unfortunately. Sometimes can't even watch it to the end without getting disinterested.
Amy's Choice - 8/10 - a brilliant episode with great scripting and good plots and twists and villain in the Dream Lord.
The Hungry Earth - 6/10
Cold Blood 6/10 - these episode have both never held very much interest for me either. Just no interest in the episode plot or the Silurians themselves. It was after this when the episodes started to get better, not before.
2 months ago on Rank the Revival: 2010 Part 2
A very appealing article with some true points. As my life begins to transition, I have been asking this question to myself and exploring my memories of watching the show over the years to come to the conclusion to answer the unthinkable question: Is Doctor Who as good as it was? (This is my story and experience so if it eventually sounds tedious, please feel free to stop reading)
I'm an 'original' to New Who in a sense because I remember watching from the beginning, Series 1. I don't personally recollect watching the first episode Rose but I have vague memories of the Gelth and Charles Dickens in The Unquiet Dead and the first episode I have recorded off the television is World War Three so I checked in there somewhere.
Anyway, Series 1 and the Ninth Doctor, played by the unforgettable Christopher Eccleston got me into the show but it was really David Tennant's tenure of the show that pulled it off for me and really made me into a hardcore fan of the show. By Series 4, it was the most unmissable show on television for me. Every original viewing was a necessity for me wherever possible. I am fortunate to remember all the big cliffhangers and finales from Rose's dramatic departure at the end of Series 2, the human Dalek Sec and the Master's return in Series 3 and the Doctor's very unexpected regeneration in the Series 4 finale, which really honestly threw me at the time. I was there for all those cliffhangers and this was before I was a child of the internet so spoilers were unknown to me and I knew nothing of what was happening which made the show as exciting as possible and I miss that excitement, it must just remain with my childhood as fortunately I don't get that vibe often anymore.
During this time I learnt so much about the show through the information I listened to intently and I must have memorised most of it as still watching episodes to this day I can utter the upcoming line before it is spoken by the character, that was my dedication right there. David Tennant had become so iconic and engraved to me as the Doctor and I never imagined anyone else could take on the role. He was really such a role model to me back then through his portrayal of the character.
It was his departure as the Doctor which really got to me. As a child you really feel like things last forever and it really felt he had been in the role for years, longer than he had realistically. It came as a real shock to me.
Once The End of Time had been and gone, I couldn't accept Matt Smith at all. I've heard people who have sat and witnessed his body checkover seen and been instantly taken in as him as the character or the his big 'I am the Doctor' scene in his debut episode. I just looked at him with intense envy, feeling how he had such impertinence to walk in and take over the role when he himself was just as nervous about feeling accepted by the fanbase. It took me at least to the end of Series 5 and early Series 6 to fully accept and appreciate him in the role and laugh and look at him adoringly as he acted out his incarnation of the Time Lord. This is why I've never looked at Series 5 so highly like the RTD series because I never fully enjoyed it at the time and this has had an effect on the me as a result. By the time Series 7 had come around, specially Series 7 Part 2 I had finally accepted Eleven and Clara as his companion and I was enjoying my year and consequently Series 7, especially the one most of the fanbase despise in some way.
Then it all changed again and yes as much as I have tried to accept Peter Capaldi so far and I admit he's not a bad Doctor so far, nothing up to the standard of 10 or 11, but he's getting there. It's just when people proclaim Series 8 as the best series since the revival, it makes me feel like I have to speak out because it definitely isn't. Yes it's darker, yes, it's different but still not up to the standard I used to enjoy and until that happens I won't be able to enjoy it again unfortunately. That change back in 2010 has affected me and since it has taken me quite a while to transition to change and Capaldi's era hasn't reached that level yet unfortunately. For instance, I still believe 11 and Clara suited better because I miss the fun element and I know that's gone now, but I'm still not willing to forget it has.
I respect both eras of the show both RTD and Moffat but RTD will always have a special place in my heart for making my childhood enjoyable and I will always defend it from haters and critics and as much as I will always try to enjoy the show, that will always remain my era that will never, ever be beaten.
2 months, 1 week ago on The Divide in New Who: One Era to Another
I hope we have equal commemoration over both the RTD and Moffat era as no doubt that era will get high scores even if it doesn't deserve it completely. They're both great eras and I don't want one being favoured over another as I regard many of my happy memories as a child as being a result of the David Tennant years and I never regret it for a minute. All series have their moments and round here RTD seems to be underrated and Moffat overhyped, especially after the apparently amazing Series 8 which is definitely overrated.
I just hope at the end of the day that both eras get the recognition they deserve.
2 months, 1 week ago on Rank the Revival: RTD Era Recap
Blink and Utopia both get 8/10 because they are great episodes and I know that Blink is regarded as one of the best episodes, if not the best of New Who, then I agree it is up there, but not the best. I think Human Nature/Family of Blood ranks better. Utopia is a great episode and reintroduction of the Master and is very thrilling throughout with an amazing cliffhanger.
The Sound of Drums and Last of the Timelords get 7/10 and 8/10 respectively because they are both great episodes, but I prefer the second half myself, much more enjoyable content.
Voyage of the Damned, controversially in my opinion, is a 8/10 because it is a great Christmas episode and a brilliant Christmas theme and a whirlwind adventure, it always reminds me of happy times in the festive period. It's a lot better compared to Moffat's mediocre and pitiful The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe.
2 months, 1 week ago on Rank the Revival: 2007 Part 3
@Jim from Sydney Same here. I'll still buy it for overall continuity and would always buy it no matter how bad the series was, but yeah Series 8 wasn't so good, just average basically. It really seems over-hyped with people proclaiming it to be the best series so far, when it isn't, well in my opinion anyway.
2 months, 1 week ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) UK Ratings Accumulator
The Lazarus Experiment - 6/10 - not a bad episode. I rewatched it today and it has some good moments but pretty average overall
42 - 7/10 - a good episode and a good mission to get the ship turned around before it went into the sun. Some good scenes in this episode especially when the Doctor gets possessed by the sun. A good use of All the Strange Strange Creatures and a good adventure overall
Human Nature/The Family of Blood - 9/10 - exceptional episodes and never get old after many rewatches. A brilliant story and one of my all time favourite Doctor Who episodes with excellent and creepy villians in the Family of Blood, especially that Banes (Son of Mine) who was an excellent actor. A brilliant story that will always stand the test of time - timeless overall. Paul Cornell must return to write one day, he does with such exceptional quality.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Rank the Revival: 2007 Part 2
Smith and Jones - 7/10 - great episode and a good opening I remember watching. Quite an original idea taking the hospital to the moon
The Shakespeare Code - 7/10 - enjoyed this episode also, always was a fun romp and has always remained one of my favourites as has that line by the Doctor at the end "Good old JK!"
Gridlock - 7/10 - not a bad episode but wasn't always that keen on it except for the Face of Boe scenes and the scene with the Old Rugged Cross music, very poignant and touching
Daleks in Manhattan 6/10 - only just re-watched these episodes recently and they aren't bad to rewatch now and again but in the end they aren't very brilliant episodes, even though the image and idea of the Human Dalek stuck in my mind for years after watching
Evolution of the Daleks - 6/10 - again an average episode with some good scenes and bad scenes, but one of the scenes I always remember is the Doctor being struck by the lighting rod and screaming before luckily waking up later when Martha finds him on the roof.
Not a bad start to Series 3 though, which overall is a good series so far
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Rank the Revival: 2007 Part 1
I think Rose is the best episode here because it started off the revival and successfully brought the show back otherwise I wouldn't be watching it now!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Rank the Revival: 2005 Part 1
Well deserved and a completely surprise to find out later on he had received it. Well done David, you are a great actor and were a great Doctor, one of the best Doctors, otherwise my childhood wouldn't have been worth living.
3 months ago on 2015 National Television Awards UPDATE
As long as he does come back at some point for whatever anniversary event they arrange in the future, like the 60th. He is and will always remain my favourite Doctor considering he played him during my childhood and he will always be welcome back in my eyes, whatever the occasion.
3 months ago on Tennant Won’t Be Returning Again Anytime Soon
Just said The Caretaker as the line was good, as was the derbyshire sting going into the title sequence. It was edited in the best in this episode. It had such a better impact then the poorly edited and transitioned ones in other episodes. Him saying "Most people just call me, The Doctor" combined with Clara turning her head wearily and the derbyshire sting executed in time with Clara's face made it a brilliant opening. This, Robin Hood and Deep Breath were my favourite ones.
3 months ago on Best of 2014 Awards #12: Pre-Title Sequence
To be honest, haven't been too impressed with the music this year, but some bits stood out. For example, I like the new Doctor's Theme, compared to the severely overused I am the Doctor. I'll have to say The Caretaker because it had a good excerpt of the Doctor's Theme as well as the surpise reappearance of Sad Man With a Box.
3 months, 1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #9: Music