Kidneys! I've got new kidneys! I don't like the colour.
Although Tom Baker was my first Doctor, I must thank Christopher Eccleston for broadening my mind as before the show came back in 2005 my preference for episodes was mostly Dalek stories.
7 hours, 51 minutes ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?
Not a bad way to start your Doctor Who experience. My earliest Doctor's where Tom Baker and Jon Pertwee. I also watched some episodes from Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy as well. Basically episodes on repeat during the 90s but I remember having a preference to Dalek stories.
7 hours, 53 minutes ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?
Out of curiosity Doctor Who TV, who was your first Doctor?
8 hours, 17 minutes ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?
I can never quite remember who my first Doctor was as I was three at the time I started watching the show back in the Wilderness Years when it was on repeat on UK Gold. I do remember what first got me into Doctor Who was the Peter Cushing films. After that I delved into the actual show and grew to love it and place it within my heart, almost becoming a part of my life. But I do recall that Tom Baker was one of my earliest Doctor's so I selected him. I think Genesis of the Daleks was one of my first installments.
8 hours, 20 minutes ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?
There was a reason that Ben and Polly were left out of this article.
10 hours, 45 minutes ago on Doctor Who In Perspective 1963-1966
The Dalek Invasion of Earth is certainly a great Dalek tale and certainly a great First Doctor story, a compliment to his era's quality in storytelling. I also agree that RTDs reference to this episode was a nice little touch. I like how the Daleks reference the fact that they have finally become the masters of Earth, an echo back to the statement the First Doctor said to them about needing to control all life on Earth before they've conquered the planet.
13 hours, 53 minutes ago on Doctor Who In Perspective 1963-1966
Happy Birthday Doctor Who :D I'm glad we have such a wonderful show and it's amazing that the show is still going after all these years. It showcases just how brilliant the idea was back in 1963 because it's still making fans and casual viewers alike intrigued with the mysterious Time Lord this very day. Onward to the future and further adventures my old friend :)
1 day, 6 hours ago on Doctor Who’s 51st Anniversary
Thanks for the apology :)
1 day, 12 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
Not really fair. I'm guessing you don't agree with my opinion, which is fine, but no need to slag me off by pointing me out as some kind of rambler. Opinions are opinions and I have a right to share mine regardless if the majority don't agree.
2 days, 7 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
Well I thought she was going to be an original character, so I guess I'm an idiot for not picking up signs that I clearly couldn't see?
Chances are I will give her another go but I'm not getting my hopes up. This doesn't mean I won't give her a fair chance but it simply means I personally don't have much faith in this idea working to suit my preference.
That sounds to me like admiration to a friend/enemy rather than sexual tension.
2 days, 8 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
Got my copy yesterday. Loved the menu. The best menu of the New Series without a doubt, a lot of effort went into it I think. Haven't watched the Bonus Features yet but I'm definitely looking forward to them. The strangest thing is having a single case in a sleeve which stands out against the boxsets of the previous seasons. None the less it still has 5 discs inside containing tons of episodes and bonus features, perhaps more Bonus Features than we've seen for a long time which is brilliant (minus the 50th Collectors boxset). I've watched Deep Breath, Into the Dalek and Robot of Sherwood so far and will hopefully be watching Listen and Time Heist later. I suppose my other niggle would be that the edited out scenes of Robot of Sherwood remain edited out which is a shame. I really wanted a chance to see the final fight scene in all its glory. Either a deleted scenes option or even the choice to watch the episode with or without those scenes would've been a nice feature.
2 days, 8 hours ago on The Complete Eighth Series Box Set Review
I've gone for Geoffrey Beevers just because I found his portrayal sinister. This form really pushed his character to new brinks of insanity and desperation in his stubborn attempt to cheat death. It was very powerful in my eyes and demonstrated his strength, ruthlessness and power.
3 days, 12 hours ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)
Originally I thought Capaldi's incarnation would resemble that of C. Baker's, to which it does in many ways, but I've grown to compare his character arc to that of Hartnell's. In a clever way Moffat has come full-circle and reset the Doctor's persona and he has to rebuild the self he had created by the time of Smith.
3 days, 13 hours ago on Capaldi Didn’t Want Twelve to Be Likeable
In all fairness the Doctor was originally like that. His personality has been reset for his new regeneration cycle and has to start over from scratch, slowly working his way back up to being a gentle soul who cares and becomes a hero.
Mine's just the standard edition. Loving the menu though. My god that's a great menu. And rewatching Deep Breath reminded me just why I love it so much. Fantastic episode Moff.
What I like about Twelfth is Capaldi and Moffat have taken the character back to basics and reset everything to resemble the journey the First Doctor went on, starting off as cold and uncaring character before becoming someone loving, warm and has a sense of justice.
3 days, 17 hours ago on Capaldi Didn’t Want Twelve to Be Likeable
Sorry you have to wait :( Will do. I think some will be impressed by the boxes artwork because I sure was. Quite inventive and stays true to the Twelfth Doctor's character.
Going off topic slightly, my copy of Series 8 just arrived. Yay!!! :D And I got a free Dark Water post card with it (at least I think it's a post card, or well/either way is now on my wall as decoration along with my other Doctor Who stuff).
3 days, 18 hours ago on Capaldi Didn’t Want Twelve to Be Likeable
Happy Birthday William. You helped establish the foundations of a companion and the show of Doctor Who in general. Thank you and enjoy your birthday.
4 days, 14 hours ago on Happy Birthday, William Russell
Great news Capaldi. I'm hoping for 5 years like Jon Pertwee but I guess we'll have to see. I'm confident he will stay for a good few years because he's used to staying with a character for long periods of time, look at Malcolm Tucker who he loved coming back to. I guess the difference with Tucker is it wasn't a constant role and there was gaps between series. We can but hope he stays for as long as he wants to in order to get a good worth out of his dream job, that's all I'm hoping for. At the end of the day he should enjoy it while it lasts.
4 days, 19 hours ago on Capaldi Doesn’t Plan to Regenerate “For a While”
I actually prefer the idea of them coming and going as they please, like in the Classic Series. I feel in concern with the companions and villains there's too much of a structure and I feel the writers need to mix it up a bit, like within the Classic Series. Make it more unpredictable when companions will join and leave and when a big villain will show up or not. So yeah I find it more inventive when a companion joins maybe mid-way through a series, thereby having different companions merging together, and then them leaving at different points in the series - not necessarily at the beginning and end. Say, as I said above, to me the current way of doing things is too structured and boring (with the exception of when they actually chopped and changed things).
The Name of the Doctor all the way.
5 days, 12 hours ago on Finale Face-Off (Series 1-8)
Happy Birthday Moffat :D Thanks for all the things you've brought to the show with your genius.
5 days, 12 hours ago on Happy Birthday, Steven Moffat!
I think the list you guys gave is about right. There so many great moments from Moffat's tenure filled by his genius. I may not have quite agreed to his decisions for the Series 8 finale but that doesn't stop me admiring the man. I think your monster list is spot on, though I will admit the Headless Monks, the Dalek Puppets, Wooden Cyberman, Clockwork Droids, Madame Kovarian, Miss Kizlet, the Whispermen and his reinterpretation of the Great Intelligence all deserve a mention. The choices of twists are great too, oh how I've loved the twists within Moffat's era. Now for my six choices for Moffat episodes:
The Name of the Doctor/The Night of the Doctor/The Day of the Doctor/The Time of the Doctor
A Good Man Goes to War
A Christmas Carol
The Wedding of River Song
The Bells of Saint John
Special Mentions to:
The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone
Asylum of the Daleks
The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon
What I'm trying to say is thank you Moffat for your hard work so far and I bid you good luck for the rest of you journey on the show.
5 days, 12 hours ago on Moffat’s Best Monsters, Tricks & Stories (So Far)
Moffat definitely deserved this Birthday gift. Well done guys and thanks for all your support to the talented man.
5 days, 13 hours ago on Moffat’s Best Monsters, Tricks & Stories (So Far)
Great series guys. Well done to everyone involved.
1. The Name of the Doctor
2. Utopia/The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords
3. Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways
4. The Wedding of River Song
5. Dark Water/Death in Heaven
6. The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang
7. Army of Ghosts/Doomsday
8. The Stolen Earth/Journey's End
6 days, 8 hours ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 8
The Name of the Doctor is without a doubt my favourite finale. It's got a great atmosphere and feels somewhat tense throughout, filled with drama and plenty of character development, especially from the Paternoster Gang and River Song. I always love the part concerning River because it is so tragic and I always cry during the goodbye scene because Matt and Alex just nailed it. and showed off their great chemistry one last time The Great Intelligence's plans are debatable but never without a sense of threat, especially when he tries forcing the Doctor to say his name through the torturing of his friends. And who could forget the brilliant inclusion of the Classic Doctors, the reveal of how the First Doctor escaped Gallifrey with Susan and of course the conclusion. Seeing John Hurt introduced as the Doctor was just mind blowing. It's a memorable episode which I really enjoy re-watching, which I think is the key to my enjoyment of it. It never gets old and the key points always hit me in the same way every time I watch it. This to me is my definition of a perfect finale.
1 week ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 7
I'll be one to admit I really like this finale and consider it one of my favourites due to its story being clever and full of emotion. It didn't need to be a big two-part impressive story in order to conclude what I found to be a fantastic story-arc.
1 week, 1 day ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 6
I suppose that can be let off due to the fact that Dalek was an inmate within an asylum.
1 week, 1 day ago on Moffat: Daleks Are Not A Contractual Obligation
I agree with you and @The Administrator is Thorin Oakenshield!. The idea of a parliament shows how coruption and terror can be created by the single order of a leader. It also shows they are organised as a race, far beyond the need of their leader Davros. They are cunning now and have power which in its own right makes them threatening.
Yeah suicide Daleks might seem in bad taste.
I think Capaldi would really play well against Davros, similar to the Bakers and McCoy. I felt Davison and Tennant were to gentle of Doctor's to really collide with the deadly foe, thereby making their interactions less impressive. I think Capaldi would really lace into him and their confrontation together would be truly dark.
Mind you the Dalek leader in Day of the Daleks and Frontier in Space was gold. And this was also the case for the Leader of the Supreme Council in Planet of the Daleks.
Returns items and walks away in shame
My head doesn't seem to be thinking straight today, I should correct my previous statement by saying it's the third finale not to feature the Daleks.
Double of yeah... I think I should rectify my mistake
What happened to the Paradigm? They gave the Daleks an edge because you felt they were superior, and for the first time we saw the Daleks outsmart the Doctor and gain the victory. Sadly it would appear their relevance has faded in favour of the return of the Time War Daleks which is sad.
It's just come to me (quite stupid really) that Series Eight was the first series in New Who not to feature the Daleks in the finale, not even as a cameo.
Well it worked with Turlough's introduction to the show. Though I will admit that was under direction circumstances (i.e. being manipulated by the Black Guardian) but all the same an evil companion isn't a bad idea and something that could play out well, especially since we'd know stuff the Doctor is unaware of.
Well it has already been established in The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot that Moffat can play the villain XD
Yeah. Someone who is brilliantly clever and extemely sinister in a way that somewhat gets under your skin. He's so clever that he even outwits the Doctor, making him an enemy that the Doctor really does fear because he is actually smarter than him.
I never said they weren't reocurring enemies. I was stating that there isn't enough new reocurring enemies. Most of the reocurring enemies within New Who are Classic villains and therefore there needs to be more newly created reocurring enemies.
That would be good.
Here's a little idea: have new villains!! Since the series return in 2005 we have had no real development of new villains. We've had a few here and there but nothing of the scale of Classic Who. I think it's about time, especially with a new era upon us now, that the writer's concentrated on creating new monsters and villains and stop relying on the past. Please keep bringing back the past but not to the extent that we don't move forward, especially when the stories that include the past aren't actually all that good and waste the return of a Classic foe. Plus there is also the idea of bringing back other Classic villains other than the same candiates. But fundamentally it would be great if new villains, like the Slitheen, the Clockwork Droids, the Weeping Angels, the Vashta Nerada and the Silence, were developed and become reocurring enemies. I would especially like a proper villain to be introduced, and not a monster, who can rival the Doctor similar to the Master but not the Master. Let's bring in some new villains guys, pretty please.
It could be her send-off but I'm more inclined to say she's saying on for Series Nine (but I could be wrong). Though whether or not she'd stay for the entirety of Series Nine is something to think about. I good idea would be for to leave part-way through Series Nine (which is uncommon within New Who but worked nicely in the Classic Series). Perhaps she finds someone who can take Danny's place within her heart, better still with a cameo from Danny telling her to move on to make them both happy. Also by this point the TARDIS has gained a new companion and seeing as though she has found a new partner and the Doctor has someone else to care for him Clara feels it is the right time for their friendship to come to an end, this time on a true happy note unlike Death in Heaven. But I'm not the Head-Writer so we'll have to see what Moffat has in-stored for us.
1 week, 1 day ago on 2014 Christmas Special: Children in Need Clip
This clip was very intriguing. At first it is believed that Santa is a jolly old fat man as we'd precieve him to be but judging by this scene I can sense that he is quite mysterious and the Doctor is somewhat uneasy around him. Also I don't know about everyone else but it seemed perfectly obvious that Clara was coming back for the Christmas Special. Santa's dialogue at the end of Death in Heaven practically comfirmed it. Also Nick Frost is brilliant. Funny to know now we've had both of the great double-act from the brilliant The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy.
Great series guys :D Keep up the good work.
My rank so far:
5. The Stolen Earth/Journey's End
4. Army of Ghosts/Doomsday
3. The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang
2. Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways
1. Utopia/The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords
1 week, 2 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 5