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I'm 18 now but back when I was a mere 9 year old boy, all the classic Doctor who episodes played on ABC in Australia and it was Peter Davison's first season that I stumbled across. I was hooked watching the Visitation and went on to watch the and love the following stories Black Orchid and Earthshock. He was the Doctor that got me hooked on the show and naturally I tuned into Christopher Eccelston playing the Doctor when I learnt that there was new Doctor Who coming out. Just on a side note I'd like to say how happy I am that I saw classic who before new who. I had no standards for special effects or problems with dodgy costumes because I hadn't seen any better and I suppose it helped that I was younger as well so the imagination ran wild. It certainly gave me a bigger appreciation of classic who and I'm well on my way to owning them all, only 46 to go!
Also seeing as it's a big birthday event celebrating 51 years of the show here are my top 5 Doctor Who stories of all time:
5 - The Waters of Mars
4 - Genesis of the Daleks
3 - The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
2 - Day of the Doctor
1 - The Robots of Death
Very hard to pick those out. There's many Matt a Smith stories that are pure amazement and I could almost fill up a list of top 20 just with Tom Baker stories but this is my opinion of the best of the best.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?
So pumped for this finale looks like series 8 is going out with a killer of a story!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Dark Water TV Trailer
How was the trailer look for Dark Water? Does it look to be a big one?
1 month, 4 weeks ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review
Where's the doctor who poster on the bus? I can't see it :(
2 months ago on Next Time: In the Forest of the Night
What are you on about? DoctorWhoTV gave Deep Breath and Into the Dalek an 8/10....they were both amazing. 8/10s are still great hahaha
2 months, 1 week ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Advance Review
An alternate title for the story is "Return of the Krynoids"
Oh please oh please let it happen!
2 months, 1 week ago on In the Forest of the Night Official Synopsis
I've read all the reviews for it so far haven't heard a bad word.
Den of Geek - "Brilliant. We may as well get to the point quickly. Kill The Moon is brilliant..."
Warped - "I'm very much against rating shows and movies, I've never done it for any other review because I know that these things are subjective, as we all appreciate different styles and stories. With that being said, if it's grown-up Doctor Who that you're craving then Kill The Moon is as close to 10 out of 10 as you are likely to find. Make no mistake, this is proper drama. It's Doctor Who earning the 8.30pm time slot. Kill The Moon is scary."
Cultbox - "It is emotional. Steven Moffat calls this ‘proper drama’ and he’s not wrong. It’s proper drama, proper old school sci-fi, and proper scary. It is also that rare thing in Doctor Who: completely unpredictable."
Cult box went on to give the episode 5 stars
Blogtor Who - "Kill The Moon is very sci-fi, very horror and very personal - for me, already a modern day classic. And the best Doctor Who in years."
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Kill the Moon Advance Review
"The Christmas special, a CRACKER of a highlight of the festive season", could this be a hint of the story being based on the nutcracker as previously rumoured?
3 months ago on 2014 Christmas Special Guest Stars Confirmed: Frost, McMullen & Troughton
3 months, 1 week ago on Listen – 12 Hints & Teasers
I'm interested to see the the Al score of Robot of Sherwood and the final figures of Into the Dalek.
3 months, 1 week ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
Such a good story! How good was Simon Rouse in it! Powerful acting
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood
Yes I think and hope it will be!
Just so everyone can understand: in the sword fight between Robin and the Sheriff at the end, the Sheriff gets beheaded and it is revealed he is also a robot as he picks his head back up and puts it on
To be honest I don't think people would've made the connection, will be interested to see how it all unfolds now, the scene has a revelation...
3 months, 2 weeks ago on BBC Cuts Robot of Sherwood Scene
He looks like Bond in that tux! Damn you almost wish that was his everyday costume!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Capaldi Wins TV Personality of the Year
Makes sense if he's saying that the one more series is series 9 and halfway through 10 he leaves. Think about it, it won't be such a bad transition from writer to writer because Moffat will have already got the series off the ground when people watch it. Then halfway through they ease in the change.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
After 50 and a bit years they've finally revealed the Doctor's name...It's Peter Capaldi. This man was born to play the Doctor!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Into the Dalek Review
Yeah it's just people who watched iplayer I think :)
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Deep Breath UK Ratings
Fantastic ratings! Now take into account that a big portion of fans would've gone to sold out cinema sessions over the world than add people who stream it and people who torrent stories and people who watch in on BBC America or the American iplayer or Abc in Australia or abciview and then you have an even bigger audience! Doctor Who is doing amazing, it's not going anywhere anytime soon!
Looks like a lighter stories amongst darker ones which is good I think. Also, ever since I read the title and saw filming pics etc I've felt this one is going to feel like a real classic doctor who episode. Hoping it is good as The Crimson Horror was. Have an odd feeling it'll be even better..,
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Next Time: Robot of Sherwood
I thought that he was a top villain and played the role to perfection, his movements were so finely tuned. However, I'd rather not see a return. It's nice to have new monsters and villains continue to pop up in stories, don't linger on previous stories. Obvious exceptions go to the classic monsters like Daleks and Cybermen etc, and even they shouldn't appear too often either.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Ferdinando on the Possible Return of Half-Face
It was hilarious in cinemas! This doesn't do it justice, can't wait for the high quality version
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Watch the Deep Breath Cinema “Prequel”
The only thing holding me back from thinking it's Gallifrey was at the end when we see the supposed promise land. It doesn't quite look like Gallifrey but I suppose it's too early to say it isn't just yet. Ahh I love that it's already got me thinking. Doctor Who is back and I love it!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
Given this is the most active thread on the site at the moment I figured I'd say it here. I just re-watched Deep Breath (even better the second time) and I noticed something interesting in the climax scene on the skin balloon. The doctor says "spaceship from the 51st century stuck back in time, you're trying to get home the long way round" and the half faced man replies "we are going to the promised land"
In The Day of the Doctor, the Doctor's closing monologue ends: "I finally know where I'm going. Where I've always been going. Home, the long way round."
The doctors line in Day is word for word the same line he says in Deep Breath. I was thinking, what if Moffat had made the next line "we are going to the promise land" so that eagle eyed fans would put two and two lines together and think 'well, the doctor said he was going home the long way around in Day and he was referring to Gallifrey. The half faced man is trying to go home the long way round and he wants to get to the "promised land"...maybe it's a hint that Gallifrey is the promised land'. I know it sounds daft but the line just stood out so much because it was word for word the same as a now famous Smith speech that's still in our heads because, well, Day will take a while for me to get over. A long while. Anyway, point is because people know those last lines and what they referred to, maybe Moffat put it in there to subtly hint Gallifrey is the promise Land.
Reply guys! I want to know if anyone else saw this or thought the same thing! Or am I alone on it? Does anyone think it could mean something or am I reading too far into this?
I watched it in the cinema as well I and I know exactly what you mean. It was amazing, I was looking at it with a smile just thinking "I can't believe this guy is the new Doctor. With a face as angry and powerful as that you'd think he's the villain in the scene!" I loved it!
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
Wow. That was fantastic and I've said it once but I'll say it again. The last three episodes including Deep Breath have all upped their quality and look like they are made for the cinema, and after watching both the 50th and Deep Breath on the big screen I can truthfully say I'm not wrong. Doctor Who just looks gorgeous up there! Onto the episode.
The story was fantastic, I loved that I didn't take to him straight away in the episode. It took me at least two thirds of the story to really say "yes, this man is the Doctor." The Jenny and Vashtra relationship was brought forward in big ways and to me it made the show feel more mature. The Half Faced Man was a very creepy villain indeed and fit right in with the gothic atmosphere. Scenes were longer and packed more of a punch. The story fastened up when the Dinosaur caught fire but slowed down again later and that's not a bad thing! The restaurant scene was scary and unsettling to say the least. Proper good stuff. Clara's character was amazingly developed and she had some gorgeous moments in this one. I think Strax's scenes were his funniest so far. He's just a typical Sontaran placed in an environment and surrounded by things that are unknown to him, it's not comedy it's just what a Sontaran would genuinely be like in that situation and that's what creates the humour, I loved it. Matt Smith's cameo moment was done just right. It didn't steak anything from Peter, if anything it absolutely reassures us all Peter will be an amazing Doctor. I also liked the set up for this years arc, looks like it's going to be an exciting one and it was a great idea as well to not tell us if the Doctor had pushed the Half Faced Man or if he had fallen/jumped.
All in all I was completely satisfied with every element of the story. It was dark, gritty, but not without humour. It developed Clara in a big way and also packed a story that gives us a nice insight to what the tone of the new Doctor's era will be like. The story arc was well set up and the directing and cinematography was top notch cinema worthy. Also, the writing was once again clever from Moffat, the story was well paced and I loved in the end where the Doctor says to the Half Faced Man, "You've changed yourself so much I don't think you even remember who you were", after he says this we see a shot of the Half Faced man look in a reflection and then we see a shot of the Doctor doing the same with a stern look on his face. It's a loving implication that the Doctor has also forgotten who he is after all the times he's changed his appearance over the endless years. Anyway that's all from me. Roll on series 8 and The Capaldi Years!
Deep Breath: 10/10
The hints and teasers are back! Ahhh I love the hints and teasers!
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Deep Breath 12 Hints & Teasers
I'm thinking Master but as a close second I'd say either the Krynoids or Vashta Nerada. Both of which could be the foe for episode 10 from the description. Personally I think it'll be the Krynoids. They're a major foe not in the sense of appearances they've had because they've only had one. But in the sense that most fans of classic Doctor Who know them, like for example the Zygons.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Moffat Teases “Major Foe” For Series 8
Wow. These are all brilliant but oh my god...the fourth one. That is an amazing picture of the new Doctor! My new favourite pic for sure.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Doctor Who Crash Lands in Parliament Square
Hahaha this is priceless! Already love him. And I loved him before this clip so yeah I just love him even more now and I'll love him even more than now when I see the full episode and I'll just stop now.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Deep Breath Clip
I've been looking forward to this one ever since filming pictures were released. Sounds fantastic and it'll be nice to have a bit of light in what looks to be a dark series, nothing wrong with dark by the way! I think Mark Gatiss has been amazing with his stories set in the past. He does a great job of handling the dialogue of characters and fine tuning it so they sound how people really would've back in the different eras and times he written for. I think he's also one of the writers who gets just the general background and feel of each era right down to the wire. Fantastic writer and with The Crimson Horror just gone I have faith that he'll do good once again! Not gonna lie I even thought that Cold War was really quite decent. It's probably the most forgettable episode amongst series 7 but in its defence there are a lot of big ideas in that series so it's understandable it gets lost among the others sometimes.
4 months ago on Robot of Sherwood BBC Synopsis
Every time I want to get a new friend into Doctor Who I start them at Rose, mainly because when they get to Day of the Doctor, it will be a much bigger pay off, even though they haven't seen the classic series etc. Anyway, I always have to pause it at the moment when the bin burps and explain that Doctor Who isn't always that cheesey. As for Aliens of London/World War Three, I just skip it all together when showing friends. I like the idea of the story but I just hate Russell's joke with the farting...
4 months ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Rose
Smith and Jones is one story and Frontier in Space had a prison called the Lunar Collony. But I think might actually have some relation to the weather station from The Moonbase
4 months ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
Deep Breath - Can't wait for this one! The beginning of what I think is going to be a cracker of an era! My cinema ticket has been booked ;)
Into the Dalek - The more I hear about this one the more I like the sound of it. I thought Phil and Russell wrote a masterpiece in 'The Waters of Mars', so to have Steven onboard with Phil this time will result in, I think, a fantastic and completely original Dalek story. Bring it on!
Robot of Sherwood - Medieval times, Robin Hood and a Robot? That is why I love this show. And seriously is it just me that thinks the title screams classic Doctor Who? Anyway really looking forward to this one and have been since filming pictures were released.
Listen - The description of it sounds very intriguing. From what I've heard its terrifying so that's a big plus in my books, also, I heard about one scene from the episode. I won't say what happens but I will say this: the scene will have fans talking....it sounds like it will be really really cool
Time Heist - Ahh yes! A new planet! I love Who episodes set on new planets. That's what Doctor Who should be. Yes the idea of the Doctor and Clara breaking into the most dangerous bank in the cosmos....now that, that is cool. Let's just say this description has amped up my excitement for it....big time. Also, it will be interesting to see how Moffat works with Thompson, I really hope it's a far better story than his last two.
The Caretaker - Gareth Roberts is back! I must confess I've been a fan of all his stories except Closing Time, which I must admit was only ruined by its resolution. Apart from that I thought it was hilarious! Phil this one sounds exciting though. I can't wait to see Coal Hill properly and I think the monster for this one looks absolutely gorgeous! Also, it'll be really cool to see some comedy from Capaldi as well, I'd say it'll have some because it's Gareth writing...oh and because the Doctor is acting as the schools caretaker. Plenty of room for laughs there.
Kill the Moon - I can't be the only one who thought this description sounded the best? It sounds like a story you'd see during the classic era. And that's not a bad thing at all! Spider-like creatures? A shuttle on a suicide mission to the moon? A mining base full of corpses and a terrible dilemma? Ummm I know which episode I'm most looking forward to!
Mummy on the Orient Express - This one should be cool, there hasn't been much Egyptian stuff in Doctor Who. There was Pyramids of Mars, which is an amazingggg story and then there was a glimpse of the Doctor in Egypt in 'Dinosaurs on a Spaceship' but apart from that not much else. So it's nice to see a mummy be the monster of the week for this one. Also, a story set on a train? Oh yes I'm excited. And the thought of not just Capaldi's Incarnation of the Doctor but just the Doctor himself at his most deadliest and ruthless sounds fantastic! Bring it onnnn
Flatline - This one sounds like a Doctor-lite episode to me. Sounds a little creepy as well. Apparently there was an interview with the writer of this one and he said that the monster in one of his episodes was apparently to scary to show in the trailer. I wouldn't be surprised if this is the episode the monster he referred to is from.
In the Forest of the Night - I didn't think much of this one before but now it's up there with Kill the Moon as my most anticipated story of the series. The idea is so intriguing and wow, I hope I'm not the only one thinking this could be the second televised story of the Krynoids! A monster so interesting that it's amazing they haven't returned on screen since they last battled the Fourth Doctor. Also, with the book 'Trenzalore Tales' that was released last year having a stroy featuring the Krynoids it's clear the writers haven't forgotten about them, I'd say it's really quite likely they could be in this.
Dark Water/Death in Heaven: Interesting to say the least. It sounds like either Clara or Danny betray the Doctor, and with Danny not being a main companion or a friend of the Doctor's for that long I'd be surprised if it wasn't him. The quote makes me think we're all meant to believe it's the Doctor talking to Clara but I wouldn't be so sure. I suppose we'll just have to see! Anyway, like I said, looking forward to this finale and I really hope it does the Cybermen some proper justice. They have been fantastic in stories such as Earthshock, The Invasion, Tomb of the Cybermen and Age of steel. They've still got heaps to offer, the potential just needs to be realised used to the greatest of Steven's abilities
Very cool how Steven has co-written a few. Really looking forward to this series, it's not going to disappoint....not by a long shot
4 months ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed
From the comments your putting forward it looks like your a bit jealous... Just saying
4 months ago on The Series 8 Title Sequence
4 months ago on Deep Breath Time Confirmed
Sounds fantastic and with Peter at the helm I think this has potential to be the best Dalek story of the revival series. Also, I'm reading comments saying "this could be an actual scary Dalek story". Now I know we are all entitled opinions but I honestly thought that Asylum of the Daleks really was terrifying. Some amazing directing, lighting and ideas made the Daleks proper menacing and scary again and I can't see how people could've thought that wasn't a dark and gritty Dalek tale.
4 months, 1 week ago on Into The Dalek BBC Synopsis
I bought a ticket to the cinema viewing and the running time says 103 minutes. If it's only 75 mins long that means theres 25 minutes worth of trailers before it...I don't think so, I think Deep Breath is going to be a little longer than we've been told.
4 months, 1 week ago on Dawn of the New Doctor
Booked tickets to the cinema. Have to see Peter burst onto the screen in style!
4 months, 1 week ago on Deep Breath Time Confirmed
It won't be a major thing addressed I don't think. It'll be referenced in a passing comment or something. I think people are reading too far into it
4 months, 1 week ago on Capaldi’s Hint On Past Whoniverse Appearances
I believe some classics are and some aren't. I've purchased a few classics from the uk. The 'Bred for War - Sontaran Collection' for instance, plays fine on my Australian ps3 but my uk purchase of 'The Cybermen Set' doesn't. Odd...
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray
Interesting, I've been trying to buy them all on DVD but if Blu-Ray plays and DVD doesn't so be it. Thanks for the help :)
I'm in Australia, will this play for me? It says Region 2 and in Australia we use Region 4. Why would they ship worldwide if it won't play here?
Now that would be cool!!
4 months, 4 weeks ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8
Yes you're absolutely right in saying that. Until I read through the comments I'd completely forgotten about the rumoured episode title but had thought a while ago when I heard it that it would link with that phone call he received during the final scene of series 5. I guess I was getting a little too excited hahah just the idea of a darker doctor almost screams for a Dreamlord episode or reference.
Episode 8. A call back to something in Matts first series. The Dreamlord. You heard it here first guys.
P.s that's not a spoiler that's just what I personally think haha
The way I look at it is that Doctor Who has already had a 10th anniversary episode. It's called The Three Doctors. Last year we celebrated the 50th. So why go backwards by celebrating the 10th? If anything just have a new who monster in an episode as a nod to the 10 years and to go further have Eccelston return in a story. So you have the first new who doctor and the latest. That sounds good to me. There doesn't need to be any heavy advertisement. Just a cool little multi doctor story as a cool little nod towards it being 10 years since the first new series.
5 months ago on Will There Be a 10th Anniversary Special for the Revival?
The Daleks, The Invasion, The Mutants, Genesis of the Daleks, The Talons of Weng-Chiang, The Seeds of Doom and The Armageddon Factor are some of my favourites.
5 months ago on Are Longer Stories Better? Five Classics
The expression on Capaldi's face on the cover of The Crawling Terror is so fierce! If you held up a picture of him in that stance with that expression in that costume, at the beginning of 2013 and told me that character would be a big part of the show in the following series I would honestly have guessed it was The new Master or Valeyard, anything but the Doctor. God I love this show and roll on Series 8!
5 months, 1 week ago on First 12th Doctor Novels Detailed