Doctor What and Where
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I'm baffled at how the Eleventh is below the War Doctor. The latter was a pastiche of the First Doctor with the Ninth. If it wasn't for John Hurt, the character would've failed miserably.
Also, isn't the War Doctor technically a co-creation with RTD? I know he didn't create him, but he did basically draw the entire story and the concept of the Time War, thus he contributed to him in a similar way Barry Letts defined the Third Doctor - a character he didn't create, but who mapped out his character, actions and story afterwards. The only difference is, RTD did so, retroactively.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on The 12 Best Written Moffat Characters
@NickyArmstrong @Doctor What and Where The Warrior just isn't very interesting, once you explore him. Its not like the Eighth Doctor, who didn't have a purpose and his character was carte blanche before Big Finish. BF should leave Time War alone.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Infinite Potential: Where Could Big Finish Take New Who? (Part 1)
@The_War_Braden Maybe 12 wouldn't do it, because he'd be busy with the BBC stories. But the rest... Bring it on!
Here's one thing I most certianly hope they WON'T explore: The Time War, and the War Doctor.
The whole point of the War Doctor is that he is narratively a surprise to the audience. A Doctor we didn't actually know he existed. A Doctor that didn't call himself the Doctor. Plus, the Time War simply works as an abstract proposition - not by definitively drawing upon its detailed history. Its a Time War, its not supposed to make complete sense.
That said, I'd love to hear Doctors 9, 10 and 11 be explored in surprising new depths. 9 especially can be developed in wonderful ways.
And who doesn't want a multi-Doctor story in audio with both Old AND NuWho Doctors? Four and Ten? Ten and Six? Seven and 9? Eight and Eleven? Awesome, I say!
It will be so exciting to see some NuWho color mixed with Classic Who elements.... Can't wait for the result!
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction
@divya12 They were canon by the moment RTD hired Robert Shearman to write Dalek. Even the Cybermen origin story in Pete's World gives credit to Marc Platt, the writer of Spare Parts, for the inspiration of the said story.
All Moffat did was make the canonization more explicit.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on The Sixth Doctor: The Last Adventure
@Lord Denton Be sure to check Trial of the Valeyard... an apetizer, but something to hold you over. :)
3 weeks, 1 day ago on The Sixth Doctor: The Last Adventure
@AlessandroArsuffi Well, you can enjoy Trial of the Valeyard until then... its certainly an apetizer for the upcoming story. :)
@Blake Jamieson The actual regeneration story is called The Brink of Death... The Last Adventure is just an umbrella title.
@pats86 I really didn't like it. Some nice moments here and there, but overall, an underwhelming experience.
1 month ago on Why I Love The War Doctor
I'm sorry, thats a really great article, but... The Warrior (seriously, he's not a Doctor, why is he still called the War Doctor?) is, by default, the worst incarnation of the Doctor. Because he is basically a combination of the Ninth with the gruffiness of the First Doctor.
Thats it. The reason he works even remotely, is because he is played by the best British actor of all time. No joke.
The Valeyard, anyone?
1 month ago on Tennant Won’t Be Returning Again Anytime Soon
Can I draw the contracts?:p
1 month, 1 week ago on Russell T Davies Interested in Writing A Doctor Who Movie
What? Of course he isn't.
He died 13 times. Thirteen! 'Nuff said.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Is the Doctor a Superhero?
Its a mystery why it hasn't happened yet. At least in audio.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Why A Multi-Master Story Needs to Happen
I would so dearly love to see an RTD-penned episode from him. He simply has to write about the new Doctor, just must.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Russell T Davies on New Who’s 10th Anniversary
I can actually explain the "farewell tour". To me, it the Doctor having a last, good look on his old friends. I mean, some of them he has seen, and recently to him, but some, maybe not. But the point is, he took the time to actually give himself that treat.
Consider how the Doctor has had no real control over his regeneration, at least since he was Old Sixie. He presumably died saving the multiverse (according to Spiral Scratch, anyway) before having his regeneration quickened by Rani's attack, and ever since then, he's been consistently cought unprepared for his demise.- Seventh, the master manipulator and schemer, almost died in a random shooting, and because of Dr. Grace, he died on the operating table.- Eighth, the battle-hardened romantic, died while trying to cling to his essential self by saving that poor woman. He sacrificed himself into the Warrior, yes, BUT, he was already dead. The Sisterhood only prolonged his life in order to regenerate.- The Warrior, whose existencce solely pertained to the Time War, just simply began regenerating once his purpose as the War Doctor was fullfilled. He ended the Time War, so it was time to be the Doctor once again.- Ninth had very little choice. He gave his life to save Rose, and apparently didn't have time or didn't wish to prolong his suffering and regenerated into Ten.
So naturally, he didn't allow himself the luxury of having a Farewell Tour, as it were.Also, lets not forget the relevant argument, that even according to Day of the Doctor, the Tenth Doctor is the shortest-lived Doctor of them all. Five, maybe six years old. Compare that to his predecessors - the Warrior was apparently 400 years old, and 9 might've been a little less of a hundred. And 11? Twice of both.So while you might have a point there, I do think it makes sense if you see things a little more closely. Also, after Time of the Doctor, it could argued that he may have feared that this was either his last ever regeneration, or that he might not even regenerate at all.Just my two cents.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Why I Hate the Tenth Doctor’s Regeneration
Basically, pretty good, except the ending was crap.
Simply put, Clara should've died of old age in that scene. Would've been a brilliant parallel to last year's Time of the Doctor.
2 months ago on Rate & Discuss Last Christmas
Time of the Doctor. No question.
The Snowmen sucks. Simple.
2 months ago on Festive Face-Off: The Snowmen vs The Time of the Doctor
I really don't like series 7. Its vastly inconsistent, with lots of sloppy writing and rushed storytelling... but, I do love Time of the Doctor.
So yeah, count me as a fan.
2 months ago on Why I Love… The Time of the Doctor
Thats because your imagination is so infertile, Gatiss. No offense, but there IS an appeal. If you don't want to see it, your problem.
2 months, 1 week ago on Gatiss: I don’t see why people are so obsessed with ‘Wholock’
I feel positively disgusted by this coverage from the Mirror.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Is A “Ratings Flop” (Apparently)
I'm surprised Eccleston's this high. Which is great!
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Who is YOUR Doctor? The Results
They're really going for it, huh? A real Santa Claus...
3 months ago on Last Christmas: Short Synopsis
What an absolutely dissapointing release. Cardboard box, re-release of Name of the Doctor without anything new in addition, and Night of the Doctor in the same disc? That should've been, as it rightfully was, included in the Day of the Doctor disc. Why put it here? Of course! To buffy up the release for no real reason.
And no 3D feature presentation for Day? Are you kidding me? The episode was barely made and had to promise to make it in 3D - back when the BBC actually thought that 3D was gonna be the network's future - and you don't include it? WHY?!
Also, no commentaries? Or NEW features?
Question: How lazy is this release? The answer: Very.
I wasted 50 pounds on this, and I regret doing so. Aside from Adventure in Space and Time, I'd rather I had bought Day and Time seperately.
3 months ago on 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Review (Part 1)
A really potent, honest question: Why isn't there an EPISODE SELECTION? Why do I have to PLAY ALL or go through SCENE SELECTION to watch maybe the second or third episode on the disc? I don't get it!
3 months, 1 week ago on The Complete Eighth Series Box Set Review
Here's hoping he'll stay when Moffat leaves, and be allowed to develop the Doctor more freely!
3 months, 1 week ago on Capaldi Doesn’t Plan to Regenerate “For a While”
I refuse to vote, on the count of missing finales. Where is End of Time? And is Series 7 including the Day and the Time of Doctor too? If not, why? Why needlessly complicate these lists?
3 months, 1 week ago on Finale Face-Off (Series 1-8)
The greatest story will be when he eventually leaves. Great writer, not a very good showrunner.
3 months, 1 week ago on Moffat’s Best Monsters, Tricks & Stories (So Far)
Peter, stay for like, 5 years or so, and you can get your TARDIS after the following season. But I really look at this TARDIS as yours now. :-)
3 months, 1 week ago on Capaldi Hoping for New TARDIS
Frankly, shouldn't the whole trilogy of ... Of The Doctor be considered? At least, it makes sense to me to do so.
3 months, 1 week ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 7
The TV Movie is absolutely terrible. Without McGann and the beautiful TARDIS set, it'd be forgotten faster than Twin Dilemma.
Replace the choices with To Death/Lucie Miller and The Zygon that Fell on Earth, and you might havea decent list.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on The Eighth Doctor: Five Favourites
Dear Mr. Moffat: Please leave! Four series, make a fifth and just go. Come back for the occassional special every year, but just go away. Please.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Moffat: Making Doctor Who Doesn’t Get Any Easier
@jg007k Then again... she might return.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven
I must admit, this was a pretty lame conclusion.
I must admit, this was pretty lame.
Very basically, since series 2, they don't make any sense. Who are they? Are they the updated Mondas Cybermen? Are they the Cybus that came from the alternate reality, and if so, how? Are they something else?
3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Portrayal of the Cybermen in New Who
What a dissapointing array of extras.
4 months, 1 week ago on The Complete Eighth Series DVD Extras
Hm. I would've thought the Twelfth-channels-Fourth-Doctor would've been in this list. Oh, well.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on 12 Great Moments From Mummy on the Orient Express
How is Listen betetr than this? Listen was good, until Moffat ruined it with the Impossible Girl nonsense. This was pitch perfect.
5 months, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist
@DWTV It really isn't. Listen has a lousy last ten minutes with Clara, and Danny Pink is dreadfully boring. Blink is one of the best TV episodes of all time - DW or otherwise.
5 months, 1 week ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen
Best series finale imagineable?
What a load of BULL!
5 months, 1 week ago on Listen Review
I hate that the barn in the 50th anniversary special had a special meaning to the Doctor. That number 1 great moment is one of the worst moments of NuWho - shame on Moffat for flagging his companion as the THE most important companion of them all. Shame.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on 12 Great Moments From Listen
The young Doctor scenes really bring down an otherwise great episode.
Without that silly, silly, stupid scene, it'd be 9/10. With it, though....
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
I hate, hate, HATE The Crimson Horror. So terrible.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes
Thats a properly pointless poll. One is among the greatest DW stories ever. One is merely the better Dalek story since RTD left.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Face-Off: Dalek vs Into the Dalek
Wow. Now thats a bad prequel. Still, the ears joke was funny.
6 months ago on Watch the Deep Breath Cinema “Prequel”
How sure are we that ROSE is a post-regeneration story? I mean, sure, it IS, because thats when we first see the Ninth. However, is that really his first post-regeneration story/adventure? I doubt it.
Anyway, Castrovalva should be nowhere near the top five. IMO.
6 months, 1 week ago on Top Post-Regeneration Stories (5-1)
Rose - 9/10
The perfect opening episode for the relaunched Doctor Who. Perfect introduction to the Ninth Doctor. Just about a perfect story, if only the Mickey bits didn't have him so silly. But still, great start!
Christmas Invasion - 6/10
After the excitement of the Bad Wolf two-parter, this is quite boring. Its at least 20 minutes too long, and the Tenth Doctor doesn't have much to do. Its Castrovalva all over again - but at least the villains' scheme makes sense here, so thats something.
Eleventh Hour - 10/10
Just brilliant. Eleven marches in with a bang. Absolutely nothing wrong with this story - could watch it for hours on and on.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on New Who: Doctor Debut Episodes