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@Scootersfood can sense your guilt @TheCosmicHobo2 I probably would've been happier for journey, although it was a bit of mess if it wasn't for the fact I resent it for waiting for it for so long I was bored to tears sitting next to the radiotimes waiting for the episode to air for about 5 hours due to how excited I was and then it hardly delivered. Apart from bits where it falls and some poor supporting acting it probably would've made an ok episode at least, in my opinion but the fact it was hyped up on things it didn't deliver on, I tend to resent it. Same with Asylum of The Daleks. Those are the sole two episodes I actively dislike because of unfulfilled hype and I'm not usually ones to dislike episodes, it's either 'I'll actively seek out to watch again if I have the means' or 'I'll watch again if I feel like it or am watching through an entire series again'. I try to mellow out with the, I really do and am learning to love the good bits of the episodes but I just felt a bit let down with them I suppose.
10 hours, 2 minutes ago on Next Time: Time Heist
@AlessandroArsuffi @SonicTheHedgehogRules So long as the writers are aware of these things and accept them, they're canon in my eyes, they then are officialised when they're are shown or mentioned on screen. Contradicts things? A lot of stuff in the show does that even without the books and Big Finish and so forth, plus it's a time travel show, so I'd think it'd be fair enough if stuff doesn't add up to us, there could've been time travel related reasons off screen, ripples from the various temporal wars in the series, the universe being destroyed and restarted several times etc. What it'd be nice to know is what reality the show is now with all these timeline changes? Who's alive, who's dead? Did the series 5 episode happen as on screen or did they change or not happen at all due to an extreme lack of cracks in time?
10 hours, 8 minutes ago on Next Time: Time Heist
@SonicTheHedgehogRules @joe4 @Scootersfood can sense your guilt @tombaker64 When did the Beeb confirm the season 6B theory. :o~ And how have I not heard about them doing this? WHAT ELSE HAVE THEY BEEN DOING BEHIND MY BACK?! Sorry... touchy... :P
10 hours, 17 minutes ago on Next Time: Time Heist
Am I the only one sort of bothered by the voice in the teaser and at the beginning of the next time trailer? It sounds like someone trying to do an American accent rather than an actual American accent... I'll feel really bad if I find out later that, that is the guy's actual accent... :P
10 hours, 25 minutes ago on Next Time: Time Heist
Not going to lie... I read 'Why fans should not panic' as 'Why fans should not picnic' I definitely had a small moment there.
10 hours, 29 minutes ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter
@ollyoverton @dandaman62 @Baines If you didn't listen and you know full well you didn't then you're completely biased in your complaints. You can not like it if you want, not everyone will or has to but if you paid attention to none of the important parts of the episode how can you say it was bad when you basically ignored the episode?
2 days, 6 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@Huknar @TardisBoy You didn't understand it, nor the point. Not that it didn't make any sense. You're allowed to think it was bad, not everyone can like it and it's not everyone's up of tea. But saying it made no sense when it was down to you not understanding it is foolish. Other people understood it. The fact you didn't is unfortunate but that's not a flaw with episode, you were just unable to understand it. It's got flaws I'm sure that you could take issue with, nothing is perfect but the issue you have with it was the entire point of the episode.
@LucasW It's a time travel show, it happens all the time. It's happened several noticeable times before in the past 50 years and several less noticeable times before. In fact the amount of time line changes is immense.
This is an insane creature, this time and I love it. Is it a real creature, is it a figment of our imagination, was The Doctor just a bit loopy at the time and trying to justify things as there being a monster, was it Clara, is everyone just mad? What I love about this creature is it's like when you have a nightmare and it's like telling yourself 'It's just a dream' and it's all opinion what the creature was. When I read the line from the episode where The Doctor is talking in the TARDIS about people talking to themselves, when it was released in a preview article on the site along with the synopsis. I mis-read when The Doctor said The conjecture as the start of a new person talking and that The Conjecture was a name. And considering what the creature is, is nothing but conjecture, I think it's fitting to call it The Conjecture.
@mrclever @TheGloamglozer Did you notice the pun, MrClever?
@DWTV @MrRazza, Investigating Missy and Mr Pink @IrelandMichael And I feel a song coming on. Wait...
@Kathrin Lily Franke @The Finn @YaelMoise @RebelTimeLord The problem is that the actor who played Ian has aged considerably since his time playing Ian.
4 days, 15 hours ago on The Caretaker BBC Synopsis
@TheCyberDoctor Doesn't Listen @Planet of the Deaf @supermoff is alone. Listen... That line for The Doctor definitely sounds like something The Twelfth Doctor would say. I can imagine it perfectly in his Scottish accent. Now he just needs a human to call 'pudding brained'. :3
6 days, 6 hours ago on Taking a ‘Journey’ Into the Future: The Next Companion
6 days, 7 hours ago on Taking a ‘Journey’ Into the Future: The Next Companion
@sontaran17 Fair enough. Now I think it about it's really rather obvious what you meant. It is getting late where I am, so I either had a moment or my brain failed be because I'm tired. Either way, I get what you mean. Still, great article. It'd be an interesting dynamic to have Journey as a companion, though I don't see her coming back, considering she was a supporting character but we can hope, because a lot of crazy stuff has happened on the show and this doesn't even land on crazy.
I think this is a wonderful article, my only issue is though.
'at Christmas or at the end of Series 9, the unfortunate truth is that Clara Oswald will eventually depart the TARDIS doors for the last time'
Is it really the truth at this point? Episode 3 of series 8 has only just aired and all we have the statement of Jenna leaving the show are the Daily Mirror (Need I say more on that front) and Jenna saying she wants to keep stuff under wraps to make things more exciting for the viewers rather than letting them know way in advance. Which if anything could just be her, being nice to the viewers to enhance the experience. It doesn't mean she's leaving. Equally she could just as well be leaving but I wouldn't call it the truth at this stage in the game.
@doctorwhomultiverse But there probably was a basis in reality for the myths.
6 days, 11 hours ago on Robot of Sherwood Review
@supermoff is alone. Listen... @The Listening Cat AND ON FRIDAY THE UNIVERSE! MUHAHAHAH *Cough* *Cough* So- *Cough* Sorry about that... I just get carried away sometimes...
1 week ago on Mission Impossible: Clara Oswald in Review – Part 1
@Antee991166 @KingOfTheInterWebs has Kidneys I personally never understood some people's dislike for 42. Though I am biased, I'm a sucker for that kind of episode and I watched it at friend's house at his birthday party when it aired. :P
1 week ago on Don’t Worry, We’re Listening
@no_tweeter I personally take the stance of there are episodes I will actively seek out to watch again if I get the box set and episodes that I didn't think were bad but they weren't my favourites so I might watch them from time to time but am not actively searching for them. The only two episodes I ever hated were Asylum of The Daleks and Journey to the Center of The TARDIS. But that was largely my fault because I had placed my expectations so unrealistically high, that when they weren't able to deliver as well as I expected, I took it hard. I always try to go in to episodes with huge optimism and if it isn't one I will actively seek out to watch again I just go 'Oh well. It was nice watching it though as Doctor Who always is. I enjoyed it.' I don't understand how some people are able to carry on watching the show with such pessimism sometimes. If I was that pessimistic about a show, I wouldn't last a week.
Personally the biggest thing I find will excite me about it is from the sound of it, unlike most episode, The Doctor will be someone in peril as well. Midnight and 42 have always personally been favourites of mine, not just because I found them wonderfully scary but also because to add to the fear factor, The Doctor himself was in huge danger and scared by it. Which the concept of our own hero being scared to near death by something we're used to him in a way protecting us from is psychologically frightening. I've always found that subconsciously we can't help but feel The Doctor protects us as the viewers from this stuff. We all know that it's not real and it can't harm us because it's just on the telly but it strips away a little bit of psychological defense just to creep you out all the more. Not that scary episodes where The Doctor wasn't as effected as we were, weren't good in my opinion, just episodes that take it that one step further when being creepy are some of my favourite scary episodes in Doctor Who.
@ Notsosmartguy @supermoff of Sherwood @Rani Nose Cor... 4 ships? We'll need a harbour sooner or later. Remind me, bar this one what are the four? I remember a Clara + Robin Hood one but apart from that I've totally forgotten.
1 week, 3 days ago on The Series 8 Arc: A Match Made In Heaven?
@TardisBoy Well we can dream, can't we? :P
1 week, 5 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Clips
@WootMootWoot @YaelMoise That'd be amazing if that were the case. Last time we saw the Land of Fiction on screen was in the Second Doctor's era. I love to see it turn up here. Plus it's perfectly possible that robots could still factor into it all.
@MetamorphmagusWho met 7, 8 and Ace I can steer clear away from leaked content and think people who leak this stuff are horrible but the fact I watch the previewed clips are the same reason I can finish a bag of sweets in no time flat and am always the first to finish a drink of cola in a restaurant.. I have zero self-restraint... e.e Can I borrow yours?
@ThunderGenBR What I have seen cannot be unseen. And boy am I glad I can't unsee it. That's hilarious.
@supermoff @BeyondThePolice But in the case of Clara kissing The Doctor it is just like the kiss in Deep Breath, it felt shoehorned in. As for the kiss between Martha and The Doctor it was played well enough to be portrayed as a sort of DNA exchange. In Deep Breath this oxygen exchange wasn't portrayed as an oxygen exchange, I felt beyond saying that's what it was on screen. I like that Jenny and Vastra are a same-sex couple as we need more positive LGBTQ representation in the media, same with Jack Harkness who was essentially omnisexual, I'm even friends with at least two people (That I know of, they've come out. )who come under LGBTQ one gay, one bisexual. So I'm in no way against people of a different orientation. I just feel that the kiss was just a kiss for kisses sake. I'd be just as put off if it was two people of the opposite gender. I just feel it wasn't played well enough in the scene in question to come off as more than a shoehorned kiss. That being said, I enjoyed the rest of Deep Breath and I hope we see more of the Paternoster gang and more people of any orientation be it heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual etc. in the media for years to come.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
I want to say that the Half-Faced man jumped but we all know The Doctor is perfectly capable of murder. However it is still possible Half-Face jumped, despite saying he couldn't. He s revealed to have the emotional capacity to commit suicide in that he is more human than droid and he was able to consider a view as beautiful. But I do have this looming feeling The Doctor pushed him, so I went with yes. I am really unsure though.
3 weeks ago on Whodunnit? The Fate of the Half-Face Man
@MetamorphmagusWho @Regenerated Catterson
*Spoilers ahead for those who have yet to see the episode. Read at your own risk*
Yeah, emotion terms it was one hell of an episode. I was slightly scared by the scene with Clara trapped in that room with the Clockwork Droids, simply because The Doctor is now in a more manipulative, calculating incarnation so he doesn't run in head first to save someone or fret over the fact they're trapped and therefore actually being unable to save them like some previous incarnations have done, he thought 5 steps ahead and saved her that way but we didn't know that he was like that until after that scene was over. When the half-faced man asked where The Doctor was, I had an image in my head of him actually having run off and left Clara, when really he'd come back for her.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Moffat on THAT Deep Breath Cameo
@supermoff Well I don't blame them... I can't see a convenient way of measuring those parts of the viewing figures. Which is a shame because until all these alternatives came along, it was a good way of doing it.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Deep Breath UK Ratings
@Gustaff Pacing in older TV shows and films tend to be slow (Not all but quite a lot) so going back and watching old pre-2005 Doctor Who episodes (Or a lot of things from around that era for that matter) is tricky as you need to have either grown up with it, get invested in the story enough or have the attention span. Or all three in some cases. The low budget the BBC gave Doctor Who back then doesn't help because some episodes, it's tricky to get invested in something that doesn't look realistic due to severe budget constraints combined with slightly older effects technology.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Top Post-Regeneration Stories (5-1)
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! And that there is why we love the Moff. The moment he starts saying a thing, he pulls out all the stops and suddenly makes everything beyond awesome.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Smith & Jones
@PaulMann @The Eternal @Regenerated Catterson I just did that myself. Wow... a treat for the brain cells that was. It's so Doctoresque.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Details on Series 8’s First Four Episodes
@TheBeast101 I think it's simply that their shells have part of the technology that engineers them like that. The Kaleds weren't like that until they became Daleks it's reasonable to assume the shell is part of what engineers them to be the way they are.
@DrunkenDalek I don't think it'll have the same premise. But I love that book it was very clever and mysterious.
4 weeks ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed
@Beasts_a_Snarling way* Darn you typos and no way of editing! :P
1 month ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – The Doctor Trilogy
@Beasts_a_Snarling Most people are but some of them do it in the worst was possible. Analysing it indefinitely to the point it's no longer enjoyable for them and then stating their opinions as fact. I think is what Scooters is talking about. I think these people are really a minority in the Doctor Who fanbase but they seem as if they're a majority sometimes and it can make people feel ashamed.
To be honest. No one is taking it seriously and the only people who think it'll be made a big thing of is the fans. The cast and crew (Especially Moffat) have stated otherwise. It is just going to be a small thing to explain why the 12th Doctor looks like Caecilius or John Frobisher. Just like they did with Martha and a few other characters. It's just since this is The Doctor we're talking about and since it's 2 previous instances of a character played by Capaldi, it'd be nice to have an explanation, which they have said will be a light explanation anyway. The idea is there, they have the story set up, it'll probably be wonderful anyway. I don't see why it matters if they do it or not.
1 month ago on Why Capaldi’s Previous Appearances Shouldn’t Really Matter
“What’s really worrying me is Karen Gillan in The Fires of Pompeii. That’s just inexplicable – I’m going to get to that eventually.”
Oh Moffat. :P
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Capaldi’s Familiar Face Addressed in a Low-key Way
@Amy is Hannibal I feel it would still work. The most the destruction of dramatic tension would do for the episode would cause people to feel a bit down trodden and maybe want to complain after the episode or after a rewatch of said episode that lost its dramatic tension. I've often gotten into long debates about the Weeping Angels, with people stating that the Angels were ruined by being shown to move in Flesh and Stone. But whenever I rewatch Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone, Blink and when I first watched Angels Take Manhattan, they didn't seem any less scary and it didn't even occur to me that I'd seen them move and then after further debate there didn't seem to be much issue with them moving at all. The same with Gallifrey returning or this. All dramatic tension destruction really is, is fans (And it happens to everyone.) thinking afterwards that they thought the dramatic tension was ruined when they watched the episode again, when actually while they were watching, they didn't think this at all.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Future of Multi-Doctor Stories
@supermoff @ Notsosmartguy is superior again!!!!!!!!! @The Outer Space K9 If I ever wrote an article, I know my first one would just dissolve into random letters out of pure nervousness. :P That's just the kind of person I am.
@CGT It always seemed to me that while everyone else involve forgets the required information, the 11th Doctor doesn't and neither does Clara because they're the latest people to get involved in the whole thing, relatively speaking. The events of their past would in no way be effected (Beyond 10 and the War Doctor) and even then, I'm pretty sure the 11th Doctor must've remembered the changes in his memory that he got when he was in his Time War Incarnation and he was in his 10th Incarnation by that point. Basically since him being there wouldn't alter the past of a future incarnation, he still retains his memories. However his meeting with the Curator I think largely did get erased from his memory (Except meeting him of course but basically the knowledge he is a future incarnation and that Gallifrey wasn't destroyed when they tried to save it) as by The Time of The Doctor, The Doctor gets angry at Handles for allegedly claiming that Galiffrey was where Trenzalore was at the time because he believes it was most likely accidentally destroyed when the Three Doctors tried to save it. He also his hell bent on believing he's going to die later on, despite meeting the Curator. (And yes I'm fairly sure the Curator is a future incarnation. Some people thought it wasn't clear or that it's a mystery but it always felt clear to me personally. He says The Doctor will visit a few old faces later on, he looks like an older 4th Doctor, he says to The Doctor that one day, he might take over the art gallery as the curator of it. The Doctor is already technically curator of the undergallery anyway, he said he was The Doctor and The Doctor was him, in vague way albeit (And we are all together. Goo goo gjoob.) and seemed to have knowledge only a future incarnation of The Doctor would have.)
@dannfisher23 @_DWwhovian Plus he did say 'I've fought in World War Five. I pushed boxes at the Boston tea party and now I'm going to die in a dungeon, in Cardiff' in the Unquiet Dead (Obviously paraphrasing there a bit) though he could've just been talking in general and that at some point in a prior incarnation (Or maybe a future one who just happened to mention it to him when they met in an off-screen multi-doctor story.) he did those things.
@JamesClegg @David Fortin Interestingly, I think the 1st Doctor was about 600 when he regenerated. Not that 300 + 600 = 600. It equals 900 and that's how long the 11th Doctor was on Trenzalore but it's an interesting thing to consider.
@Adric the Genius Maybe both.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up
@Sharaz_Jek I've never been one for Asylum myself and I never really minded the Daleks as they were in Victory (Or Victory itself for that matter) but I agree, the more glossy paint job improved them a lot.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Time to Regenerate the Daleks?
Personally I enjoyed the New Paradigm Daleks the first time I saw them, after having seen a few classic series stories courtesy of a good friend and fellow Whovian as a kid, remembering Dalek Sec, the supreme Dalek, pictures of old Daleks and footage of old Daleks in Doctor Who Confidential (And having seen the first non-canon Doctor Who movie with Peter Cushing as a kid. But that was in black and white so that doesn't really count very much) I had an understanding the Daleks could come in all sorts of shapes, colours and sizes. I also liked the idea of each colour of Dalek having a special role. I can understand people not being happy with them though but when it came round to them not being used at all and pretty much the very same people complaining that they weren't being used. I couldn't help but feel a bit annoyed. I'm sure we would've got used to them and seen some lovely episodes utilizing them well (The whole, different style of Dalek each Dalek episode could've helped mildly with the whole, the Daleks are overused issue.) but sadly I can't help but feel it was partially because of outcry of fans that they never got a chance... I could be wrong though.
@DaftDalek Well I was for weeks after that episode aired. :P
1 month, 2 weeks ago on What Actually Makes a Story Dark?
I love the Moff's sense of humour myself. He's obviously made it clear he's the type of person to hurl philosophical questions at people because he's bored and give us and him something to do and think about for giggles. He's probably one of the rare showrunner's to have a chat with the fanbase of the show he's running, he's oft a radical like that. :P I mean the entire fandom appears to hate his guts from where he's standing and sometimes even from where we're standing. He may as well make some friends. The Moff is lovable in my book, with his sense of humour and his philosophical questions and statements. I suppose he's like Socrates, make us question stuff about the show, we deem has common sense. It'd never occur to us otherwise, would it?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @TardisBoy Muhahahahaha! Muhaha *Cough* *Cough* Hahahah! That's probably an accurate summary of what's going on in the Moffat lair right about now... there might be purring from a fluffy grumpy looking white cat as well. Evil geniuses always have that kind of cat.