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I'm not going to vote yet, as I'm giving it a re-watch before I cast my judgement, but upon first viewing, I have to say that I think it's one of the best written and directed episodes we've had EVER! There are science based problems, but it's science fiction! Loved it. Deep Breath & Kill The Moon have been outstanding in my opinion. 10/10
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon
I'm sorry but for someone who has seen the sequence, I have to say this is ridiculous. It's over cautious editing. There's nothing to get offended about by it.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on BBC Cuts Robot of Sherwood Scene
The last two episodes have been quite serious, dark stories... and then there's this. I don't think it worked. I didn't like it. The standard seems to have dropped. Too light hearted after Deep Breath & and Into The Dalek. Poorly written. Slight problems with the directing. Cheesy! It was so cheesy! I don't like cheesy stories.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood
I'd love it if he was in an episode of the show, but I detest the idea of who he's playing. I really hate the stories centred around something Christmassy for Christmas. I don't understand why Moffat has felt the compulsion to make everything so festive in his Christmas Specials (so far). My favourite Doctor Who Christmas Specials were simply stories that just so happened to be set at Christmas. I prefer those types. Still, keeping an open mind. His character (if it's true that he's dressed as Santa - and if it's true that he's the actor who we think he is) may just be dressed as Santa for a particular scene. I'm not going to cast any judgement until I've seen it. One positive thing to gain from this is the rumour that Strax has been spotted (meaning the Gang is most likely returning). After Deep Breath (what a wonderful episode that is) I wouldn't mind another reappearance from their characters, so long as the story was the same in tone - dark & gothic. That feel to the story suited them better than anything else we've seen before.
1 month, 1 week ago on Nick Frost Cast in Christmas Special
Controversial stories in Doctor Who? I like this writer already.
1 month ago on DWM: Things will never be the same again after Kill the Moon
Kill The Moon & Mummy on The Orient Express sound incredible. They not only sound like my kind of stories, but they sound unbelievably dark and enjoyable. Too scary for the BBC? [Frick] yes!
1 month ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8
The funniest scene in the episode occurred when Danny asked the Doctor "is there anything I can do?". The Doctor's reply was hilarious! I genuinely laughed so much.
"Yes, yes, and this is very important; leave us alone!"
3 weeks, 2 days ago on 12 Great Moments From The Caretaker
Moffat seems to have really worked hard on Series 8 and it's showing! Loved it. Very tender feel to it. Beautiful ending. Poignant. Was tiring of Moffat before Series 8, but both Deep Breath & Listen have been incredible. Only one problem I had was a continuity error; where are the Toclafane? Can't actually fault it. If only every episode was as good as that...
1 month, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
Watching it back, I don't understand how people complain about the music being out of place. I only found one possible moment where the music continued when it wasn't needed. Murray Gold seems to have gone for a more subtle approach to his music, as the pieces heard in the episode were more atmospheric than big melodies like we're used to in the Matt Smith era.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on 12 Great Moments From Into the Dalek
Outstanding ratings! Can't complain at that.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Deep Breath UK Ratings
Love that the ending was changed from the original. It's obvious Rusty was saved so he could return again one day. Look forward to the good Dalek reappearing in the unknown future!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
I love Deep Breath because of how mature and dark it feels, and I adore the visuals that the Clockwork Robots provided us with. Moreover, the entire scene set inside the cafe's underground station is one of the most enjoyable and captivating I've witnessed in many years since the show's revival. The villains are both beautifully written in The Eleventh Hour and Deep Breath, but for me, the overall love for Deep Breath supercedes my love for The Eleventh Hour. They are both extraordinary episodes that set up a Doctor, but Deep Breath (in my personal opinion) has many more grasping moments. For instance; Vastra's argument with Clara; the dinosaur combustion sequence & the entire second half... Deep Breath is mesmerising. The Eleventh Hour is phenomenal, but I prefer the overall feel to Capaldi's debut episode.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath
In the leaked version of this story, Rusty activates a self destruct mechanism and blows up the Dalek ship along with himself (or itself) so the fact that this particular moment was cut suggests people may have future plans for Rusty the Dalek.... Maybe later? I'd say stay vigilant.
I enjoyed this episode thoroughly. To say how poor recent Dalek episodes have been (in my personal opinion), this has been the strongest Dalek episode in recent years. In all honesty, I think it's the best Dalek episode in the entire Moffat era.
I'd want him to return. I assume that Paradise offers him a chance at another go, but we obviously can't be sure until we've seen the finale, so until then, I'm withholding my judgement. All I'll say is that I thoroughly enjoyed his character on screen, and I wouldn't mind seeing more at all.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Ferdinando on the Possible Return of Half-Face
This is my favourite article from this site. It's a lot of positive words that come together to make a complimentary sentence, describing how much I like and appreciate posts like these.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
It looks as though he was pushed but I presume the plot twist will be... he wasn't. The clockwork man landed backwards, so fell facing upwards. The obvious presumption would be that if you were to throw yourself out of a high place, you would throw yourself forwards and therefore, in order to land backwards, the Doctor would have to have pushed him out.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Whodunnit? The Fate of the Half-Face Man
Another site said 7.3 million...
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Deep Breath UK Ratings
I've seen it three times already now, and I have to say... it's in my top 3 Moffat stories in the entire run of the show; The Girl In The Fireplace; The Time Of Angels / Flesh & Stone; Deep Breath. It's incredible in every single way. Faultless in an enviable fashion. The writing is outstanding. The performances are masterful. The directing is better than any other (seen previously). The use of colour in the episode blends each scene together with lovely textures in each transition. The CGI is perfection! Clara is astounding as a character and Vastra beholds magnificence in her every word. This is one of my favourite stories in the entire show. Doctor Who at its best.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
I'm so slow. I've only just realised the reason why The Doctor said he missed Amy! Her long legs!
Anyway, I hope we see Vastra & Jenny share another kiss later on. Their kiss was so sweet when they shared oxygen, but I'd also like them to be portrayed being more openly intimate with each other, as I really enjoyed seeing their relationship develop in this episode. It was lovely to see Vastra & Jenny's love for each other being approached in a mature manner, but I'd prefer less of the lesbian jokes, personally. Another story with a scene shared between the two would be appreciated; no explicit action; just a moment with genuine, heart-felt dialogue.
If these shots aren't in an episode, I will be so disappointed. Obviously, with different things written on them, but they're so beautiful, it would be a shame for them to be wasted on only just promotion.
2 months ago on Series 8: Today Teaser
It is (in my opinion) one of the best episodes written by Moffat in his entire era. The only other stories that come close are; The Eleventh Hour; Time of Angels / Flesh & Stone and The Impossible Astronaut / Day of The Moon. The directing and use of colour has to be mentioned because I've never been so impressed before - not even by Nick Hurran (and I adore his direction). The titles sequence reinvents the show, and it's one of the biggest improvements noticeable.
Let's hope Moffat continues to write at this level consistently.
If whoever shot this episode's sequence doesn't get every award going, I will class this as a crime against humanity. These are some of the best television visuals I've ever seen.
2 months ago on Series 8: 2 Days Teaser
No. Simply... no.
2 months ago on Into The Dalek BBC Synopsis
*Takes a DEEP BREATH*
This sounds like the best series of Doctor Who so far...
2 months ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
What's really getting me excited for Series 8 is the new & more cinematic approach to filming each episode. From the scenes shown in trailers etc., everything seems to be so artistic in its visual display of a moment. I love it!
2 months ago on Series 8: 5 Days Teaser
I'm surprised by how outstanding Series 8 is sounding to be so far...
2 months ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed
I really want the text removed so I can have that as my wallpaper on my phone or something... it's beautiful.
2 months ago on Radio Times: Series 8 Cover
You were deliberately picking out flaws & then went on to say how you hope part of it is like your work, making out that yours is better, which is self promotion(acting as if getting your name out is all that matters). Just be happy for the guy. He had an idea and created it, and it got noticed. The execution of that idea may not have been perfect, but he doesn't probably have a render farm or the time or experience to be as in depth or detailed as you. However, he's done an excellent job, and people like it so much that they've made it official with a few improvements.
2 months, 1 week ago on The Series 8 Title Sequence
The criticism followed by self-promotion; really? Alright, the VFX might no be as impressive as yours, but his idea is more creative, and that's what matters.
I'm not doubting the quality of the CGI. I'm saying that their appearance on screen wasn't frequent enough in the story, and I assume that's due to budget.
2 months, 1 week ago on Dawn of the New Doctor
I think they would've been done a lot better if the show had a bigger budget. The CGI spheres limited how much screen time they could've had. Moreover, with only 45 minutes, there was a lot to squeeze in. The child-like nature of them was perfect though. It made them evermore chilling. Children - speaking with innocent voices - committing acts of genocide... that's powerful.
The Toclafane are a villain that I feel must return one day, and in a darker era, I think this would be a prime time for them to make a come-back. In my opinion, they are the greatest creation on the show to date, and surpass both the Daleks, Cybermen and even The Weeping Angels and the Silence. As the Master said: "The human race. Greatest monsters of them all..."
Some may not like the Series 3 finale, but it's one of my favourites, as it may not have the greatest of resolutions in it, but (as a story) it possesses one of the most powerful plot twists I've ever seen in a show before, as it leaves you feeling despondent, empty and revolted by your own kind. It's the darkest story in the RTD era by far. If you listen to the words spoken by the characters, you realise how vile the world has become, and what the future humans did to their own original planet.
Considering Capaldi's more unforgiving incarnation, I'd like to see how his Doctor copes with the kind he attempts to protect so often. Tennant's Doctor's hearts broke. Would Capaldi's hearts remain in tact, or would they shatter too?
Promising sign that he's a good director.
2 months, 1 week ago on 2014’s Christmas Special Director
Watched it on YouTube (oops) and loved it. Slightly (I mean spectacularly) rubbish CGI TARDIS but it's so classic. It feels like a classic Doctor Who episode again. If the TARDIS is improved, it may be the best titles sequence of the Moffat era.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Series 8 Title Sequence
I'd like another Tom Baker; a Doctor who stays for a long while. I'd be quite happy for Peter to do that.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Capaldi Signed Up For Doctor Who Series 9?
Fine then. I'll ask anyone who was going to answer to be respectful of people's views and not answer the question - if they were going to.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 12 Spoiler-Free Thoughts on Deep Breath
I really want to know if there's a new titles sequence. No spoilers; just a "yes" or "no" answer would suffice.
I'd say the Slitheen. In a seemingly darker era of Doctor Who, exploring the inner depths of a creature that lives inside the skin of a victim's corpse could be quite interesting. In Boom Town, Slitheen culture was told to be barbaric and repugnant. If the show really is dark... It could use that in a horror-themed plot to tell a haunting story that would make the farting aliens (who were once humorous) a chilling nemesis.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on No 10th Anniversary Special For New Who?
If there's no anniversary, why not have a monster from Series 1 return (not Daleks, as they've already come back) or have RTD pen an episode (not likely, but there is hope) or have a multi-Doctor finale (etc.)?
*Doesn't know whether to sip a small cup of tea with solemn disappointment or quiet optimism*
As long as you've acknowledged that you may have made an unintentional mistake and said something that could have caused offense, and you've apologised for it, I think everything should be fine :-)
I personally, cannot wait for Capaldi to be the Doctor, as I don't see his age as a disadvantage at all. If anything, I simply see it as a change that's been needed for a while. His older prescence in the TARDIS will provide a different atmosphere, which will refresh the show, and its dynamic, so any criticism to do with his age (for me) is a little silly, in my opinion.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Capaldi Doesn’t Expect to be a Heartthrob Doctor
In actual fact, I found myself agreeing with pretty much the entire post, as I thought it was a well-crafted, intelligent way of translating an opinion in to a comment. What ruined it for me was the hashtag that followed, as it almost ruined the entire post, for it went from a respectful, thoughtful presentation of ideas to suddenly, a comment which displayed a lack of maturity in what was otherwise a very mature addition to the comments section of ideas or thoughts.
I'm sorry that you obviously feel my retort was not needed (I assume that's the kind of message you were trying to convey with your reply) but I feel people have to speak out and pick someone up when they say something like that, for it could easily cause offense to other users when we try to maintain a pleasant, friendly atmosphere as much as we can.
What's the point in having a ten minute online prequel and then a 45 minute episode? Why not just have a 55 minute episode?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Moffat: Big Plans For Future Online Episodes
If it's a prequel to an episode, I shan't be dishonest, as I'd rather it aired on television before the episode. The prequel to Asylum of The Daleks (for instance) was beautifully shot, and brilliantly atmospheric. If they ever do prequels again, I just think it would be easier having longer episodes so they can be included into the full story instead of just being released online.
Good grief. You did the #nohomo hashtag. Was that really necessary?
All it means is that the Tumblr fangirls might be a bit older now... The age gap will get a bit wider.
Peter, you can stay. You can stay a lot, for a while. If you want to stay some more while after the while, you can still stay. I like you. You seem like a very nice person. Please stay.
There's still time, Brian. You can come after Peter....
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Brian Blessed Could Have Been the Doctor
You are arrogant. You judge people and think it's right when all they've done is post a harmless comment on an article. It's arrogant if you to belittle others because they interpreted a written text to gain a different meaning than yours. I thought what happened was true (and fact) considering it had been in various articles on new sites etc. Pardon me if it turns out to be only gossip.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Capaldi & Moffat on Axons, Cybermen and the Master
I don't know what egotistical kind of person you are, but your rude arrogance is unimaginably unpleasant towards other readers. The fact that you label people "idiots" because you judge them to not be "using their heads" is not a viable justification to talk to me (personally) as if I'm below you. You're obviously judgemental and wholly intolerable, but all I ask is that you don't translate that offensive personality on to here - this comments section. People may have disagreements, but that is never to be used an an opportunity to launch attacks on fellow users of this site. I've had enough of your replies. We can end this here. A polite tone is not much to ask of anyone at all.