Kidneys! I've got new kidneys! I don't like the colour.
Thanks for the info.
5 days, 16 hours ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray
Is this boxset available on Amazon?
5 days, 17 hours ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray
P.S. When does it become available to order off Amazon as I can't seem to find it on there?
6 days, 13 hours ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray
I'll probably buy this as I'm now collecting the boxsets for the New Series but damn I only wished that I didn't have to have two of the same episodes again. It was bad enough with the individual The Time of the Doctor release. At least this time it is one episode instead of several but still. My OCD just cringes at the thought of having The Name of the Doctor twice. Still beggers can't be choosers and I can't really complain too much considering the amount of bonus features you get with it.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Common Criticisms of Closing Time
True, the whole idea of volumes died out after Series Five due to the split series approach. Though it will be unfortunate for those who did collect the volumes as now they will have to turn to getting the boxset without choice and that might damage the collection (if they're a fussy bugger like me when it comes to collections). But I just wondered whether or not they would go back to releasing four volumes like they used to all the same.
Hopefully that still happens as I'm interested in what you get within it. Chances are if it is a big boxset I'll get it as part of my new collection which contains the boxsets but on the downside I will have to first despose of my original copies of Day and Time.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Series 8 DVD / Blu-Ray Dated
Yeah that's what I meant :)
Great article in defending your opinions on this middle-grounded episode within the fandom. I for one thought your science lesson on the chemicals expelled from children towards their parents was interesting and did make the scene have more sense. I've never been one to fully criticise the scene (though I do find it a little cringe worthy to say the least) but say your article has given it more credit and legit meaning towards the Cybermen's defeat. But overall in my opinion I found that the two elements of Closing Time, i.e. Craig and the Cybermen, didn't go hand in hand. I found that the Cybermen were thrown in for the sake of it and weren't given a very good story. I always found that the scenes they did appear in were great but there was still too little of them. The story, as you well pointed out, was about the Doctor's last adventure before his death. The focus should've been on that completely with a minor enemy thrown in instead of misusing the Cybermen. Or the Cybermen should've been a bigger focus and the light-hearted nature through Craig's involvement should've been cut back or simply dropped in favour of a good Cyberman plot which could've worked well through the small ideas we saw. But that's just my opinion on Closing Time. Anyhow great article. I like when fans try to justify episodes that might seem fully appreciated within the fandom.
4 weeks ago on The Common Criticisms of Closing Time
Hopefully now that more news is out for the Complete Series Eight box-set we might see some more news arise about this mysterious 50th Anniversary box-set lingering in the shadows. Also I haven't heard any news as of yet about volumes for Series Eight (assuming they'll be having any this year).
4 weeks ago on Series 8 DVD / Blu-Ray Dated
Looks like it will be released sooner than expected which is great news. Though compared to the box-sets before it this one seems to be lacking in content with only 12 episodes. Here's hoping there will be some bonus content to give the box-set a little bit more baggage. Say this isn't a negative attack on the box-set from my end (as I will buy it no matter what as part of my ever growing Doctor Who DVD collection) but you can see where I'm coming from. Some may find this to be a little cheated. I just hope there will be some mini-episodes and behind-the-scenes content to spread out the discs and make the selling value a little greater than just 12 episodes.
Well considering the Series Eight box-set has no inclusion of Matt or content from his last two episodes within the cover or the DVD descriptions, I can say with confidence your friend will be paying up :)
That would be an interesting twist. It would certainly make a deadly dilemma for the Doctor to face since they are merely innocent humans being controlled.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Returning Characters & Monster
Never thought of that. That would make sense actually.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Series 8: The Almost Complete Line-Up
I'm curious who the humans are holding the guns. Could they be under-cover UNIT agents or does their presence mean something else? Either way a massive shoot-out seems to be taking place and it looks to be awesome!!
This is an interesting development seeing a destroyed Classic Cyberman's head in front of the new Cybermen. Perhaps this will serve as a reference to The Invasion, UNITs first outing on the show which had them encounter the cybenetic creatures.
Sounds a bit like Davros' evil schemes in Revelation of the Daleks and that worked brilliantly so who's to say something similar can't work for the Cybermen.
I wouldn't mind a redesign of the Troughton Cybermen or perhaps the 80s Cybermen. Them two designs are my personal favourites. The Troughton ones were menacing but the 80s ones had great dialogue which I found really challenged the Doctor in a different way to their usual threats.
1 month ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Returning Characters & Monster
Also Michelle Gomez's character Gatekeeper of the Netherspace sounds most intriguing and I wonder what this new character will bring to the tables. Perhaps this may have something to do with Capaldi's own story-arc that will be on-going throughout his era but I guess we can but wait and see.
What the hell, I thought I'd just have at least one sneak peek at some spoilers before the Series starts. I've done good so far to stay away from spoilers but since I'd already seen pictures of Cybermen on facebook the cybercats (as Doctor Who TV so brilliantly put it) was already out of the bag. So the other annoucement of Kate, Osgood and UNIT coming back wasn't a spoiler for me, merely an excitement booster. This seems to be coming along well and I really can't wait to see Series 8 and Capaldi progress. It's always an exciting time when a new Doctor comes along because you just want to see how they get on. I'm a little surprised the Cybermen came back so soon but then again I also thought that the new redesign would've gone to waste if they didn't have another full-on appearance shortly after last years Nightmare in Silver. I've found that Moffat tends to right the Cybermen better in their short cameos than any other writer has done in their full-on appearance during the New Series so I hope he can once again do them justice. And of course Kate and Osgood had to come back. They just had to. Thank you Moffat for bringing back the UNIT family :) Again really looking forward to Series 8s arrival.
True, after rewatching it a few times I remembered that the context of trailers aren't always in the right order. But still whoever she is talking to it's still an intriguing answer for Clara (of all people) to respond with.
1 month ago on Series 8 Airdate Confirmed, New Trailer & Image
Well that was certainly an interesting teaser. What a strange question for the Doctor to ask Clara and her response was more than surprising. Just what are we in for come Series Eight? Will the Twelfth Doctor become so dark that Clara doesn't recognise him anymore (which will be saying something since she is the only companion to encounter every single one of his incarnations to date)? I can't wait to see more builds-up for the new Doctors arrival on 23rd August.
Can't wait to see what you throw at us next Moffat :)
1 month ago on Moffat Teases Massive Cliffhanger
This looks like a great line-up for Peter's first series. But I do have to ask has there actually been any particular reason that has been stated by either the BBC or Moffat explaining why there's a reduction in episodes? I don't 100% mind as long as there is a good enough reasoning. My biggest hope is that with there being one less episode that means that five extra minutes has been added to the rest of the episodes making them all 50 minutes in length instead of 45 minutes. But I guess we'll have to see.
1 month ago on Series 8: The Almost Complete Line-Up
This is fantastic news!!! Can't wait to see this. The first one was hilarious to watch, especially due to the amount of effort and fun that went into making it. It was also great due to the amount of cameos Peter Davison got in it from the different Doctor Who members from both Classic and New Who. It made it that bit more special which a lot of thanks can go to Moffat for helping Davison make it a bigger project.
1 month, 1 week ago on The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot Getting A Follow-Up?
On another note about this potential return I would prefer if John Simm would come back one last time for either a full on appearance or at the very least seen to regenerate onscreen into the newest incarnation of the insane renegade. Push come to shove show this regeneration within a special mini-episode like The Night of the Doctor which depicted the War Doctor's origins through a special appearance by Paul McGann.
1 month, 1 week ago on Series 8: Master Finale Rumours
I found this news out in a car journey home earlier where my girlfriend's dad shouted for my attention through my headphones to tell me the news heard on the radio. It's an exciting idea that the Master could be coming back. He is after all my favourite villain of the series and the meer image of Peter Capaldi's Doctor going up against his deadliest rival is just awesome and I really want this to happen. It was an utter shame the Master didn't take part in the show last year during the 50th Anniversary and played off against Matt but we can hope that Peter isn't made to miss out either. And of course with the story of the Doctor searching for Gallifrey it was only a matter of time before the Master crept back in to act out his never ending pursuit of revenge and ulitmate goal of defeating his arch-nemesis.
What a brilliant and genius theory you have there Richard. It's very inspiring and makes a lot of sense. I myself would never have come up with such an idea and this article has made me see things in a somewhat different perspective. Your points are well presented in this article and I very much enjoyed reading your ideas.
1 month, 1 week ago on Does Clara Hide a Secret that is Bigger on the Inside?
I don't think Davros ever really lends anything to make a more darker or sinister Dalek story. I've always found that if Davros appears then the Daleks are weakened by his presence due to their dependence on him. I don't think the idea of the Daleks requiring his help would prove legit at this point in time because they are no longer on the brink of destruction. Through the creation of the Paradigm the Daleks have never been stronger and their empire is spread far and wide. The only way I can see a great Davros story playing out is by taking the Revelation of the Daleks approach by making the sinister creator calm and calculative, with a plan that is just full of nightmare fuel and his presence is just insidious. I liked the idea of him being a king of his own little world with experimental ideas through humans to create more superior Daleks. Maybe we could have an episode were Davros only features which would be an interesting idea not yet seen in the show onscreen. Have him really get under the Doctor's skin and really challenge him. Or if we did go down the Revelation route completely maybe at the end the Paradigm could arrive and commit the ultimate action of finally executing Davros. A shocking revelation and moment that sends chills down the viewers spine and would really demonstrate the Daleks have become completely insane and dominate.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Is it time for Davros to return?
Great article by the way Antti. Keep up the fantastic work :)
1 month, 3 weeks ago on On First View: Revelation of the Daleks
Revelation of the Daleks has been one of my favourite Dalek stories, if not my favourite, since I was a young kid. It just has such a dark and gothic vibe to it and it comes across as totally sinister. The idea of humans being used in experimentation and horrifically mutated to become monsters of mass destruction is just disturbing and really came across to show off the tone of the plot at hand. Davros had truly become an insane mad-man, a fallen shadow of his former Kaled self as seen within Genesis of the Daleks. He was insane back then but now he deemed himself a king of his own little world with ambitions of becoming the master of the universe. His dialogue to Tasambeker always gives me the chills, an example of how dark he had become. The start of the Dalek civil war was always my favourite part of the story and SPOILER ALERT Davros's capture at the end is just groundbreaking and such a memorable scene in the shows history. The darkest part of the story is that Davros had the Sixth Doctor where he wanted him and nearly defeated the Time Lord once and for all. Those brief scenes where the two characters interacted showed a clear sign of respect and how much one despised the other, a true indication of how far their dark relationship had developed over time. Overall it's just a masterpiece in my eyes and a true example of a great Dalek story and how brilliant Colin Baker was at the role.
Update: I too have just signed the petition. Call it my little part in helping Paul get his dream :)
1 month, 3 weeks ago on McGann Signed Petition for 8th Doctor Spin-off
Please let this happen. If for any reason to let Paul get his wish of being the Eighth Doctor again. It's clear he had a whale of a time returning to the character on screen and he's dedicated to the role and the series through his continious work at Big Finish and attending panels to speak with the fandom. Come on BBC, just go ahead and make the magic happen.
As long as my many friends on here enjoy my work then I shall without a doubt keep on writing articles for the site :)
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Dear Whovians…
Thank you for your kind thoughts. It really does mean a lot. To know I have so many friends on this site who care and support me makes me feel so happy. So from the bottom of my heart thank you :)
Thank you. That means a lot. I thank you and everyone who has supported me and enjoyed my articles.
Thank you for this article Connor. I couldn't agree more with your words. It is sad that this article had to be written in order to get basic points across but at the same time it shows that we Whovians aren't all weak and a lot of us care for our community. Having been attacked a lot recently for my positive ways I can easily relate to the words of this article. I just hope that this article can prove that one voice can stand out and unite us fine Whovians together in these dark times in order to fight it through until our beloved show returns in Autumn. What am I saying, I'm sure this can happen. After all this community is filled high with fantastic people full of energy, pride, passion, humour, love and respect and above all loyalty to one another. I'm just really glad to be apart of such a wonderful community amongst such great friends :)
Hello again. Nice to see that you are back with us :)
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/012014/
That means a lot for you to say that Gustaff. I'm glad that me and David gave you the inspiration to write for the site. Your articles are always brilliant and filled with valid points and passion. So yeah glad to inspire you. And again thank you for thinking highly of me and giving your support. It really does mean a lot.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 5 (Episodes 7-13)
This would be nice as it seems strange at the minute having got rid of all of my volumes in order to replace them with the full boxsets (to make things more tidy and somewhat neater in more ways than one) to now have volume like DVDs return in the form of Day and Time sitting there standing out like sore thumbs. Though it would be annoying to have Name included as then that would mean owning the episode twice. It would be like the whole Time release all over again by having episodes twice for no apparent reason.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on 50th Anniversary Box Set Incoming
Sorry for taking up peoples time but I thought I would finally stand up and say what has been grinding my teeth for some time now. Again thank you for those who follow my work and enjoy it. Your appreciation is most appreciated and I hope you continue to enjoy this series and any other work I produce for the website. I'd also like to thank Doctor Who TV for giving me the opportunity to write for their site.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 5 (Episodes 7-13)
I would like to thank those of you who follow my articles and especially those who go out of their way to defend my articles and postive nature. It really means a lot. I've held back from saying something this entire series but it's about time I just come and out say I'm really find up of the constant attacks at me over a few petty things. Yes I'm positive. Deal with it!!! If you want to rant on about how you find this show a pile of crap then write your own damn article, don't come shouting at me with abuse. I've suffered dearly with negativity over the years to the point where I've pretty much become clouded with negative energy. When I get postive that is a blessing for me, so for those of you who enjoy taking a stab at my postive ways - well done for attacking what little postivity I have. I often question upon the actions I do and whether or not they mean anything. I liked to think writing on this site was a good thing and I was actually doing good but when I'm bombarded for my ways it does make me wonder after a while whether or not I should bother anymore. But that would be foolish on my end because guess what, regardless of these said negative comments I actually enjoy writing for this site and showing my love for the show. So next time you want to take a crack at me just at least try to consider my feelings or at the very least remember these are my opinions and nothing more.
Thanks for the compliments. Means a lot. I suppose Doctor Who has always been a part of my life in some way or form and it has grown on me and shaped my life. It is only right I give something back and what better thing than my appreciation. Like I've said to people who have moaned about my positive nature, if I don't see a fault then I ain't looking for one. And I like to demonstrate that the fandom can be positive and it can be used to show how brilliant Doctor Who is. It's not much but it's the least I can do. Again thanks for your comment and also again sorry if I'm making you look bad. That wasn't the intention.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 5 (Episodes 1-6)
I really do feel sorry for Moffat especially since he works to the bone to produce quality television and all individuals have better to do is beat on him all the time. I can understand if certain people don't like his style of show-running but for goodness sake don't throw your sonic screwdriver out of your Time Lord Cot and just try to think beyond your negative feelings. Moffat is like us - he is human. He has flaws. He knows that but what he doesn't need is people getting on his back all the time about things that don't really matter or are just plain spectualtion of the stupidist nature. All I'm saying is give the poor man a break and for once try to at least appreciate all his hard work and see that he is, like all the other showrunners before him, a genius in his own right and has a true passion for the show we all love. That is the key word here: passion. It is that passion that keeps him going and continuing to create unique stories to bring about the continuation of Doctor Who. What he did in The Day of the Doctor was just bold and dearing, a fine example of the risks he takes to make Doctor Who's legacy remain alive and kicking for another 100 years.
2 months ago on Moffat Clarifies “Ugly Doctors” Comments
As ever your sense of humour ceases to amaze me. And also as ever your points do stand to come across with great wisdom.
I will admit I admire everything Russell did in his era as it was cutting edge to a certain degree in taking the show into a new direction in order to bring it back. Sadly as much as I Iove his era like everyone elses I can't help but find more nags at his because the execution was quite frankly bad on some potentially great ideas. The execution is what matters to me at the end of the day and I hate it when I rewatch a story and think "if only it had been executed so much better". Plus I really do have a soft spot for The Rings of Akhaten and consider it to be a classic and one of my personal favourite episodes.
2 months ago on Analysing The Top Doctor Who Stories (DWM 2014)
You are most welcome :)
Fair enough, thank you for informing me of this :)
Also well done Thomas on all your hard work with this series of articles. A lot of dedication, passion and time has clearly gone into creating these fine pieces of work and for that I salute you :)
Ok the glorious The Rings of Akhaten is on the Worst 10 List but the monstrosity that is Love & Monster is nowhere to be seen. What the hell is going on here? I am literally confused that a great episode is on a bad list and a pile of gabbage that is so bad that it doesn't deserve to be notified as a Doctor Who story is not. Again what the hell is going on here, where is the logic in these rankings?!?
Really excited about Series 8. Such a short teaser can make a huge difference with the build-up. The unfortunate thing is that I will most likely miss an episode or two as I'm going away on holiday in September. This will be the first time in a long while I've missed an episode on its air-date due to being away at the time.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/012014/
This was very unexpected but exciting all the same. I merely caught this on television yesterday when it aired by the mere chance that my girlfriend's parents shouted me and my girlfriend into the living room. It's strange how a short teaser such as this can bring an emense amount of excitement in ones heart. Perhaps it was the way the teaser was shot with Capaldi's Doctor lingering over us in the shadows of the TARDIS, I don't know. But whatever the reason I was excited to see that Capaldi is fastly approaching our screens as the Twelfth Doctor.
2 months, 1 week ago on Series 8 Confirmed for August, First Teaser Trailer