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@The Trickster's Brigade enjoyed ITFOTN... A LOT I personally don't remember The God Complex and A Town Called Mercy all that well, though I do remember enjoying them a lot but The Vampires of Venice, in my opinion is a brilliant story. Lovely sci-fi twist on classic horror monsters, complete with wonderful lines and wonderfully acted scenes with brilliant comedy in some bits. The entire scene in the house where they try to plan their next move before it explodes is a personal favourite of mine. From comedy like 'The people upstairs are a bit noisy' 'There are no people upstairs' 'You see, I knew you were going to say that.' to some heart wrenching bits at the end of the scene 'WE ARE VENICIANS!'. Long story short... I enjoyed TVoV. :P
4 days, 9 hours ago on Torchwood’s Catherine Tregenna Penning Series 9 Story
@TheAfternoonoftheDoctor @Antee991166 @#SaveConstantine @supermoff @Malohkeh I didn't mind the ending either. My personal qualm with Hide though is it feels like 3 stories as opposed to one. 3 great stories don't get me wrong but 3 stories. First with the ghost, second with the time traveller and third with the romance between the two creatures. Simply because those three bits don't match up; how could the time traveller write 'Help me!' on the wall, if she was just an echo running from the creature in the pocket universe? And why was the creature in the pocket universe so callous if it just wanted to get home to the one it loved? I loved the episode because it had wonderful concepts, wonderful lines, wonderful scenes and was overall an enjoyable episode but it did feel a bit like it was in 3 pieces.
@ilyootha @supermoff Mark Gatiss and Chris Chibnall would both be people I'd like to see as well. I don't see the problems with Gatiss' stories, even if some could have been better and I've enjoyed a lot of Chibnall's stories too. Either way, that dream team sounds like the dream team for me. :P
@The Unseen Potato Strangely enough, I enjoyed a lot of the episodes people didn't like. I'll admit though they were definitely weaker episodes than the rest, especially Forest. It's weird, I always seem to enjoy a lot of the divisive ones, it's almost like I actively enjoy them simply to be different. :P
1 week, 2 days ago on Series 8: A Numbery-Wumbery Breakdown
@SonicTheHedgehogRules That smiling angel.. the smile seems almost 3D. It honestly makes the whole 'the image of an angel is an angel' concept seem all the more real...
1 week, 3 days ago on Steven Moffat: 10 Triumphs
@Planet of the Deaf Why does this remind me suspiciously of exam papers? Was this intended? :P
I liked the Great Intelligence but it bugged me a bit in this episode. The Great Intelligence always seemed to be a bit of a mystery, not quite knowing what it is, where it's come from or it's agenda to some respects but in this episode, the GI seems to have an active vendetta against The Doctor and seems to by this time have an actual frequent form, i.e. Richard E. Grant and you don't get a sort of extra-dimensional, mysterious and unnerving being vibe from this episode, it just gives off the same vibe as most humanoid villains do, some sort of very down to Earth agenda and a recognisable form. This works for most humanoid villains but not so much for the GI. I have a feeling the GI was one of the villains Moffat didn't really understand (As he has professed to not understand some of the villains such as the Valeyard) however, even if this is the case he's still characterised the character wonderfully, even if the characterisation didn't feel too Great Intelligence-y.
1 week, 5 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 7
@DaftDalek is Robocop, the original one Unlike some people, I personally didn't feel too disappointed with the ending. It was a clever way of ending and it worked quite well I personally find. What bothers me though is that they set up, as you said 'something deliciously surrealistic' and didn't really do much with it. If it had been a two parter possibly and utilised it like series 5, having an epic first part in this case a build up and exploring the wonderful, barmy, trippy and surreal world that the Moff cooked up and the second half focusing largely on the scenes at area 52, River's plan, the emotional side of things and just what the heck was going on in part one and earlier in the series. I personally think it's a wonderful episode but I personally think it would have worked better as a two parter.
1 week, 5 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 6
@Planet of the Deaf Small changes in characters turning into big clues of speculation is what I love about being a fan of Doctor Who. Tin foil hats on, speculation drives active... engage! All jokes aside, I'm suspicious that this might actually be a clue. :P
1 week, 6 days ago on 2014 Christmas Special: Children in Need Clip
@YaelMoise I doubt it's really the case. One, Santa is extremely sinister in this scene for some reason and the announced general idea for the plot makes it unlikely that it's really Santa. Besides, what's the thing The Doctor was going on about to do with 'Figuring something out?' it seems to me personally to suggest the Santa we see here, isn't who he says he is.
@NotsoSmartguy @TheNightmareChild @TheOncomingHurricane I personally enjoyed Stolen Earth/Journey's End but I can see where all the criticism comes from. I personally feel that out of the two parts, Stolen Earth is the stronger part.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 2
@LGwalchmai95 He died as he lived: smiling, hilarious and completely mad.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Death in Heaven
@TheNightmareChild @KingOfTheInterWebs is a TARDIS cat @Push_to_88mph @The Administrator is Missy Claus! Well this is awkward. :P Still, even if you weren't, it's your opinion and none of my business what you think of the episode and how you see it anyway, so it'd be perfectly fine.
@PaddyB It'd make sense, I feel if she turned up for one last episode. I mean last time they planned to part ways, Clara turned up for 'One last hurrah'. (And of course rejoined the TARDIS for a bit afterwards but it seems like this is an actual departure point for Clara.)
@TheNightmareChild @Push_to_88mph @The Administrator is Missy Claus! Your perfectly entitled to your opinion but it is a tad extreme isn't it? Removing an entire episode from canon? There are some episodes I'm not particularly fond of myself (Asylum, Journey, Love & Monsters are a few I didn't like. Possibly the sole three I'm not terribly fond of. Though learning to love Asylum a bit more.) but I would go so far as to deny them as being canon.
@DaftDalek at the end of Series 8 @The Lazy Cat Has Attack Eyebrows I loved that. Though I don't think he was quite innocent he was just like 'Ok... what...?' still.
'Well think about it.'
'I am! Why?'
@Thefezthatruledtheworld Well if it puts your mind at ease, I'm just as much in awe of Simm's completely unhinged and loony master as much as Gomez's personally. That said, when Gomez reaches the point that she has to step down from playing the role of Missy (Which inevitably will happen at some point) I'd prefer a Jacobi or Delgado style Master, be the actor/actress be male or female, so long as they play the role well.
@Unibot The whole idea of the 'Good man' subplot was because we have a perception of him as a good man but he's done a lot of things in any incarnation that would beg to differ. Moffat likes to do things like that to make us think and personally I thought he was a hit but I most certainly see where you're coming from and even if I couldn't you're still obviously entitled to your opinion.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Poll: Capaldi’s Doctor – Hit or Miss?
@The Finn @91 Queen of Evil @supermoff Unless of course he gets bored of the role and wants to give someone else a go. But let's pray that won't happen for awhile. I am concerned he won't stay as long as Tom like some people are hoping he might since Tom only stayed as long as he did because it was either be The Doctor or be out of work/work at a building site if I remember but hopefully Capaldi sticks around for that long, eh?
@The Finn @supermoff I personally thought it was printing error...
@The Trickster's Brigade, Agent of T.R.I.C.K.S. Children are just way more clever than people give them credit for and more mature than the majority of politicians. :P
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven
@supermoff is waiting for heaven.... @Switcharoo Is it bad I like both of those episodes? :P If it is.. I'll get ready to run for the door...
@ElyotWren @TheValeyardsMimeArmy @Huknar Moffat is Moffat. He's a nice bloke, a bit of a fan divider and a certified troll. No more need be said on the matter guys. We get he's absolutely lovely, we get he's terrible. So what? He's human and at least won't stop until the end of Series 9 considering that's as far in the future as we can go in regards to the Moff right now. So, sit down, grab a bag of jellybabies, kick back and relax and try to enjoy what you can. If you find yourself not liking it anymore, wander off and find a different show until such time as you come back to see if you think you'll enjoy it again. There's no matter of fact here. Only opinions which are all valid by definition.
@supermoff is waiting for heaven.... @Antee991166 I still prefer Delgado. There's something about him being the first Master and his Bondesque villain similarities but Michelle Gomez is wonderful as Missy.
@Amy Pond is an emotional scrapheap @KingOfTheInterWebs is a TARDIS cat @jamesanash101 I don't know why but I read 'Pudding brain!' in Strax's voice. :P
@Rebecca07805 'Oh my God... she's a lunatic.'-Me 2014
@jamesanash101 I honestly said out loud. 'Oh my God, she IS a psycho Mary Poppins.'
I'm looking forward to this episode immensely.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on 2014 Christmas Special TV Trailer
All I know right now is I can't wait for the Christmas special, to see what'll happen next. For whatever reason, the events of the episode that I was concerned about or confused about suddenly take second in comparison to seeing the next episode.
@_divya12_ What do you mean 'and now "Is Clara staying or not?" '? She's gone. That was her companion exit. She may turn up in the Christmas special through some other means considering it's about dreams and I'm fairly sure Jenna is in the special but that was a companion exit.
I'm too confused to give an actual rating. I enjoyed the episode but I'm in bigger post-episode shock than usual.
@TazminDaytime @Padaster Seb is basically a hilarious creep. :P
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Death in Heaven – Hints & Teasers (Set #2)
I'm very looking forward to this. I've always like the idea of wondering what's real and what isn't. It's probably why you'd find me staring into space all the time looking really depressed. Still, I loved it when they did dreams in Amy's Choice, so it'd be nice to see what they get up to this time. Especially at Christmas time, the idea of dreams seems to have some deal of magic to it round about Christmas.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on 2014 Christmas Special Plot Hints
I personally didn't enjoy The End of Time as much as some. It was a wonderful episode with wonderful bits and wonderful concepts but it was just so miserable, usually I'm fine with that in a Doctor Who story, some episode are miserable but the fact it was Christmas/New Years special made the miserable tone very unfitting and misplaced. You can have miserable in Doctor Who Christmas special easily but only in moderation in my opinion but personally, I feel two episodes with a depressing undertone at Christmas and New Years makes me enjoy it less, even in some of the more light hearted scenes, the feeling just sort of loomed there. I understand that is the entire point of those episodes but it doesn't work at Christmas in my opinion, in a standard story, I feel it could work though.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Ranking the Master Stories (Part 2)
@PaddyB Makes me think of Morph for some reason...
3 weeks, 2 days ago on A Study of Regeneration: Lord or Lady?
I have feeling that appearance in regeneration is a subconscious choice which reflects their state of mind at the time. Such as the face and personality (Though I have a feeling that the personality of the incarnation is more strongly effected by the first events they experience in that incarnation) of the 12th Doctor may be down to in part, the mention of how The Doctor now accepts that he is always himself (Or herself if he ever regenerates into a woman in the future) no matter his personality or appearance and will always remember previous incarnations. Causing him to regenerate into an older incarnation and his dislike of soldiers and more manipulative nature as the 12th Doctor could be brought on by the events of the battle of Trenzalore. Heck, his body being the same as that of Caecilius may have been down to the snow in Christmas reminding him briefly of the ash of Pompeii and remembering the events of Fires of Pompeii.
So possibly a Time Lord such as The Corsair may have at some point become a woman simply due to a passing thought or a wonder as to what it might be like as Time Lady. The fact it would be subconscious would also explain why Time Lords and Time Ladies show surprise at their new appearance and sometimes even disappointment ('I'm not to sure about the ears... I say, what do you think about the ears?)
Time Lord science on Karn may be the Time Lord regeneration equivalent of lucid dreaming, as you can't exactly decide what you dream about unless in a lucid state, the same for how Time Lords and Time Ladies seem to be usually unable to chose an incarnation (There was the business with Romana but I'm not sure where that would come into it. Though, all theories have a flaw) but the regeneration science on Karn allowed The Doctor to become a warrior.
Then you can get into time paradoxes and question the idea that perhaps a Time Lord may regenerate into a future incarnation due having previously run into them (The Three Doctors would be a very good example for this as the 2nd Doctor spends a large amount of time with the 3rd Doctor in that episode and may subconsciously have resulted in his next appearance. (I'm fairly sure, though the Time Lords allowed him to choose his appearance, they eventually left it to the lottery of regeneration as opposed to choosing one. Though I could be wrong))
You'd think I spent ages thinking this over and rehearsing the idea in a room somewhere along with writing essays and dissertations while wearing a tinfoil hat but to be honest, I came up with the majority of it in about a minute after reading the article... now considering how much I wrote... that's kind of scary.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on A Study of Regeneration: Lord or Lady?
@no_tweeter It is 85/100 with anything above 90 (I think. I'm fairly sure the highest Doctor Who has ever gotten was 91 and that's 6 away from 85) being extremely rare, so I personally don't see it as being low at all, especially considering it's one of the best AI scores this series, I highly doubt it's anything to worry about.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@DaftDalek has never existed I reckon Missy just materialised a TARDIS round St. Paul's cathedral and used a chameleon circuit to disguise that TARDIS as the Cathedral. (I mean TARDISes are bigger on the inside, I'm sure St. Paul's would fit somewhere). though how it is that not a single hapless tourist or sightseer wanders in on the sinister plans of 3W is beyond me. Perception filter possibly, dunno. I'm just furiously speculating right now. As far as I'm concerned right now St. Paul's Cathedral is a all a lie, Missy isn't who she says she is and it'll all be a dream induced by those dream patches (Ok... so I actually think the defeat of Missy or some other villain will be secretly engineered using one of those in The Doctor's secretly manipulative ways but the entire thing being a dream is more of an insane conspiracy theory, so I'll just stick with that)
3 weeks, 4 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Dark Water
People wonder if the people in the after life can come back. (Well I've seen those questions posed a few times anyway) and I just realised. The Afterlife is a Gallifreyan Matrix, if it's anything like the Gallifreyan Matrix of The Deadly Assassin and Trial of a Timelord fame, doesn't that mean it's a sort of mircouniverse, if I recall? So wouldn't Danny, all the other people who have gone to Missy's Heaven and Seb all have some physical form? Obviously they wouldn't be in their former bodies they'd be in a Matrix made ones but I'm sure The Valeyard was a product of The Matrix wasn't he? Using the need to live and the dark side between Sandshoes.2 and Chinny?
@Notsosmartguy Approves of female Master @MWTV Well the picture of Missy is fitting for the evilness of MWTV. :P
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Your Verdict on Forest & Episode Ranking
I have an awkward feeling that sometimes people who say they don't think Missy is The Master and it's all a Moffat-ish ploy are tending to be misinterpreted as sexist. Not all time obviously and there are definitely people who are sexist about this rather than just being misinterpreted but some people just don't feel she's The Master because we're up against Moffat who is god of all trollololz. I personally feel that I don't think she is The Master but if she was, I couldn't care less because Michelle Gomez is a wonderful actress and she plays the role well and am sure it would factor into the plot. It's just I can't help but feel we're all in that area of being dismissive of what other people say because we misinterpret it as being against The Master being a woman for sexist or transphobic reasons. Perhaps it's just my imagination, I just wanted to put my thoughts out there to see what other people think on the matter or if I should just be locked up and thrown in a mental asylum. :P
3 weeks, 4 days ago on What Further Secrets do Missy & Seb Hide?
@Amy Pond is MINDBLOWN! There's something about the way Missy says 'Say something nice'. I'm not sure what it is but it's chilling.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Death in Heaven Radio Trailer
I put myself as unsure. I'm perfectly fine with The Master being played by a woman and a darn good actress at that, it's just a very hefty reveal.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal
@_divya12_ I have a feeling The Doctor wouldn't shun her with concern she'll betray him again. I mean she betrayed him once in massive grief and he understood why she did it, he didn't like what she did but he understood why and then preceded to try and go get Danny back for her, Danny being someone he never got on with because they're contrasting people who remind each other too much of the things they've done but has decided to do it anyway because they're friends. I think the whole betrayal thing was a one off, I'm fairly sure when The Doctor said that a betrayal wouldn't effect their friendship, he meant it.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water
@madscotsmandoctor Welcome to the 21st century. Enjoy your stay. Seriously, stop watching if you don't like it. I understand why people who don't like it carry on watching it and I'm all for diverse opinion but you seem to hate almost every facet of the show. How do you keep watching at this point when you don't enjoy it at all? And you take issue with The Master being a woman? It's established this is possible, Michelle Gomez plays the role well and I'm sure it will factor into the plot. Are you from 19th century? What about gender diversity is so hard to grasp?
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water
@TheOncomingHurricane @Mercy Reborn2 In fairness, a Time Lord/Time Lady's personality could change easily between incarnations. That said, this seems like a far more Masteresque plan. But we shall see, all we discuss and believe may pale in comparison to what Moffat has in store for us. It may be as it is on the tin but he'll get crazy through some other means or we may not know what we think we know at all. It could all be a ruse. All we know is that Death in Heaven will be a cracker, however it goes.
However this reveal progresses I will be crying joyful tears of dark water after Death in Heaven, that I am sure.
I enjoyed the humour in this episode. It was clever. In fact I think it went beyond dark humour and into sinister humour. It really brought home the villains as really disturbing pieces of work. That said the 'iPads? We have Steve Jobs!' line was pushing it. Considering they not only referenced a real world dead person by name but someone who's direct family are still alive. So that was pushing luck in my opinion. That said, it got a chuckle from me where it was due at the time.
@TheOncomingHurricane @forcefed Clever theory. I'm still naturally everything said in the episode with Moffat mind game warding pinch of salt but a very clever idea indeed. That would be even more interesting to see happen.
@Hibernus @KingOfTheInterWebs never existed... You have a point. Though technically he wasn't the Ninth Doctor. Ninth incarnation maybe but not the Ninth Doctor, that however in this case is just being pedantic. Whether or not it's pedantic though, your point and very good point, still stands. However, we shall wait and see. (Or in the case of any normal person, scream in anticipation and see but all the same with a whovian. :P)