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@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.
6 days, 3 hours 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.
1 week 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.
1 week, 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.
1 week, 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.
1 week, 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.
1 week, 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.
1 week, 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.
2 weeks ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed
@Beasts_a_Snarling way* Darn you typos and no way of editing! :P
2 weeks, 2 days 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.
2 weeks, 3 days 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 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 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 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 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 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, 1 week 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.
@YaelMoise @TardisBoy Happens to me all the time. I've met loads of people who act strange around me or don't like me because of what other people say about me. Someone will always do it at some point, the trick is to prove them wrong.
I think it's a sin that I haven't bought any Big Finish audio dramas. I should at some point, does anyone have any recommendations as to what stories to start with?
1 month, 1 week ago on Happy Birthday, Big Finish! 15 Picks for 15 Years
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor I agree. The fairytale style fit Matt Smith's era immensely, especially series 5 and I feel really worked in my eyes. I feel Moffat took a risk and as far as I feel, it worked and paid off. Just because people didn't die as much as before didn't mean there were less consequences, it was simply his idea for a direction to take the show and I enjoyed the feeling of it and so did several other people and the series is still here and even grew after Matt's time so it clearly worked. Anyone who says it was bad can only say it was bad insofar as they and some other people thought it was bad. It was about as bad as me saying it was good makes it good. It's all a perception, so it's silly people are stating it should never have been a fairytale and so forth, it's not their call, it's the showrunner's call. To be honest sometimes it seems people just want a reason to complain at Moffat, the new direction is bad, the old one was bad, one episode or another was bad etc. etc. I feel sorry for the guy.
1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences
@Swozor @ahunter8056 Well the TARDIS is bigger on the inside, effectively infinite and any number of possible rooms with anything in them which could effectively act as a form of writing trick or cheat all on it's own. Which also spent several years until the 4th Doctors era as a real Deus Ex Machina and even after it was explained, still needed more explaining as time went by. We're surrounded in Deus Ex Machinis all the time by the logic we've come up with here. There comes a time, it just gets silly.
1 month, 1 week ago on Doctor Who’s Biggest Deus Ex Machina
Surprisingly, the majority of sonic screwdriver uses, work in actual science to an extent. There was a scene in Age of Steel where The Doctor cuts a rope using it and every now and then it gets complaints like 'That's the most unrealistic use of the sonic screwdriver in the series' but actually it isn't. If we were able to control sound waves in a specific way, we could cut a rope or disintegrate a door. And the Dalek being knocked back had three sonic screwdrivers blasting it with a huge amount of sound, which would in reality probably be enough to knock it backward, because after awhile the louder and higher in pitch the sound becomes, the more solid it becomes. Some sounds can feel like you've been punched in the gut and you can actually get knocked back by it. (This is from personal experience this bit.) And using it as a medical scanner would just be like ultra-sound in a way. How on earth The Doctor then looks at the screwdriver as if he's looking at a screen though is beyond me... the use as a weapon would probably a similar principle to solid sound but it's still unlikely. And computer hacking, unless you can hack computers with sound, I think that's the most unlikely use of the sonic screwdriver.
@Wibbly-Wobbly is John Reese Yeah, as much as it can be hard, I agree. It's best to remain impartial as much as possible in these kinds of articles. Also just to let you know... we have a new number, Mr. Reese.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Will There Be a 10th Anniversary Special for the Revival?
@MrRazza, the Newly Qualified Omega Identifier I think it'd be nice for him to return at some point, he's still got stories and mysteries to be told and explained about him. He's a very nice character and it'd just generally be nice to see him again. I don't hold high hopes for his return because Moffat and the rest of the Doctor Who production team will go in the direction they want to go, it's their decision, they're the producers, writers and directors. I'm sure what ever they do will be grand but if that doesn't involve Captain Jack, it's a shame but so be it. However I do remember reading that he was intended to be in a Good Man Goes to War but was scrapped because John wasn't available, though because I can't even remember where I read it, I'm taking it with a pinch of salt until I can see whether it's true or was just a rumour going around.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Barrowman on Jack’s Future, Capaldi Critics
@YaelMoise You have a very good point, though personally myself I liked Enterprise and it's opening theme tune as much as the other Star Trek themes. :P Still each to their own. My personal favourite though would be the In a Mirror Darkly two-parter theme. It was clever how they changed the theme music specifically for those two episodes because they were set in the mirror universe and was a very bold move. But more on topic with Doctor Who I've always loved the Doctor Who theme music, whenever I sat down on a Saturday, it instantly felt adventurous.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Importance of Doctor Who’s Theme Tunes
Series 8 honestly sounds less dark, more philosophical. The Doctor thinking about the mistakes he's made and going back to correct some of them and therefore possibly going into dark elements of the universe and inadvertently putting Clara in harms way, so with all the mistakes he finds that he has to correct and all the danger he's putting Clara in, he wonders if he's a good man. And that in some way will be resolved by the end of the series. That's what the trailer says to me anyway.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on How Far Into Darkness will the 12th Doctor Take Us?
@AztecsDaleksAndCavemen I think they need both. People are going on too much about dark but dark in moderation is good, except we got dark in Name and Time and that could get depressing at points. We strictly all watch Doctor Who for Saturday teatime telly, where's the fun it being too dark?
Is it me or are the Daleks in the trailer not gold? It could just be the lighting though.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown
@TheCyberDoctor is Undead @TardisBoy That's always what I've wondered. I've always thought 'Wouldn't it be awesome if McGann got a full run because Doctor Who wasn't cancelled?' Then I realise unless there was sheer dumb luck involved, we may never have got McGann, Hurt, Eccleston, Tennant, Smith or Capaldi and wouldn't have the Time War to even fantasize about, let alone see. Which is a shame.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on What If… the 8th Doctor Had Had a Full TV Run?
@Who is the Doctor I thought it was hay bales, not that matters. But I love it when Moffat teases with something like this, all the wonderful head canon that gets created.
2 months ago on The Doctor: Half-Human on his Mother’s Side?
I think it'd be kind of nice to have a combination of the serialised format and the current one, simply because one episode is too short sometimes where as other times it can be just right but then there's a 10 part serial (I think the largest serial in Doctor Who's history) might also work if a story demands it and benefits from it but it also could be too long, we basically need a middle ground really, in my opinion. On a semi-off topic note, I finally understand Clarence's line about Trenzalore. (Took me awhile. :P) 'it is a secret he will take to the grave, and it is discovered' well he wouldn't be talking about the secret, because it's a secret he will take to the grave so it can't be discovered but the grave could be discovered. (Yeah... I'm really slow. :P)
2 months ago on Is the Current Format a Serial Killer?
@Malohkeh @KingOfTheInterWebs has Kidneys Funny thing is, I did a lot of that from memory. So as soon as there's even the tiniest mistake, it'll look awkward. :P But the majority of that I know for sure is definitely correct. I'll have to double check the bit about the early version of An Unearthly Child and the Dalek story in which he's identified as human but I'm pretty sure it's all correct.
2 months ago on Moffat: Who says the Doctor is NOT human?
In a First Doctor story (Can't remember which) some Daleks identify him as human, in an early version of An Unearthly Child, it seemed to be suggested he was human but from an future time, as did An Unearthly Child in general with Susan knowing an awful lot about Earth's future history and even struggling with the Imperial monetary system (Shillings, Pounds, Tanners, Threepence etc.) because she thought England was already on the Decimal one. The question of if The Doctor is alien or not would first have to have been raised in the Tenth Planet when he regenerated into his Second Incarnation and then finally confirmed he was alien by The War Games and his home planet being penned as Gallifrey by the Third Doctor's era and explanations about his biology being first brought up in Spearhead from Space. The most likely explanation would be that all Gallifreyans /Time Lords start out much similar to humans in their first incarnation. Making the First Doctor appear similar to his companions in species and the Daleks having met The Doctor (And alien life itself) for effectively the first time in The Daleks would make them believe he is the same species as his companions. Then when he regenerates he comes much more time lord with explicitly Gallifreyan biology.
It's an alright scene but there are much better scenes in Doctor Who in my opinion. in fact Sci-fi is a big genre (Which fantasy is sometimes thrown into for some reason) there are better scenes through-out all of Sci-fi. It's not a bad scene... there are just many better ones in my opinion, I even felt there were some more iconic scenes in Doctor Who and Sci-fi in general that lost out to it.
2 months, 1 week ago on Doomsday Farewell Declared Greatest Sci-Fi Moment
I always saw A Christmas Carol as a series 5 episode but it is officially counted as a series 6 episode so there's no room to complain I guess.
2 months, 1 week ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 6 (Specials, Episodes 1-7)
@SteviePenny The Time War isn't pointless. It hasn't been 'undone', the events of Day are what happened at the end of the Time War and always have. It was established that he decided not to in fact use the moment and instead seal them in a pocket universe, the universe thinks the moment was used, no difference there. However having all 3 incarnations in one place caused them to lose at least the majority of their memories (Bar the Eleventh's) to be erased or become rather vague, like a sort of dream. (Which is the usual excuse for The Doctor's misremembering or not remembering things in these episodes and looking older than they should).
As you quite rightfully would point out, it would ruin the emotional gravity of everything from Rose to The Day of The Doctor but in all fairness though, it would actually create a form of dramatic irony which if viewed from a non-linear non-subjective view point, is even worse for the audience as we have to watch The Doctor beat himself up and sometimes even go mad (E.g. Dalek or The Waters of Mars) over something he never even did.(And in some ways, whether you take this as a bit of a reference or not, is a bit like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly time-whimey... stuff.)
2 months, 1 week ago on You will become like us! The Best ‘Converter’ Episodes
@Dannie Madsen Though I will admit, it can make things awkward continuity wise but it's not the worst continuity issue.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on WHOops! When Doctor Who Gets It Wrong
@Warisfiller Autistic? Sure it can be quite distracting when people point out little flaws and sometimes people over do it way to much but I'd say that you need to stop being so offensive and immature.
@Dannie Madsen The Doctor was actually referred to as Dr. Who in at least the script of An Unearthly Child. It was a way that the producers, writers and directors referred to the character in the script because it was the title of the show. The mistake was bound to happen. I agree, I don't really view Dr. Who as a blunder, more as a kind of code set up by the production team in the early days of writing. It may set my teeth on edge hearing it said when talking about the character but as far as the people who say it go, why should they know any better? They call The Doctor, Dr. Who because they don't know any better, it's an understandable mistake.
I would take anything the Daily Star says with a pinch of salt if I'm honest. Their adverts alone are enough to make me not trust them. Combined with a lot of their published articles that I've seen just being made up fantasy to catch the eyes of readers, I'm personally going to take this all with a large pinch of salt.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8: Master Finale Rumours
'and her disgustingly lazy attitude of ‘not existing’.'
XD I'm sorry I cracked up at that when I read the article. Brilliant article!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The (Father’s) Day of the Doctor
What I'd love is an episode that starts with the TARDIS crew doing something like going to festival or watching a Beatles concert before for whatever reason, leaving to go to the scene of the episode because you every now and then hear a character talk about going to watch a concert in the 60's, going to watch coronation of a historical (Or future) monarch or watching some big historical event but we almost never see this stuff unless it's to do with an episode and I think if they did a little moment like that, maybe setting aside a minute or so before the episode just to have one of those nice moments, it'd make it's way onto a list like this for sure.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 11 Doctor Who Instances When It Was Just… Blissful
@Malohkeh @The13thDoctor It's sad really... a wonderful article that in a way is a bit about Whovian etiquette really and not soon after we have someone post something in a very brash and fact stating way. I'm sure he never meant it to come across that way but for me this is an issue I find with some people in the fanbase, opinions are fine but when people appear to state opinions like they're fact, I think people subconsciously feel there's no room for their opinion in the conversation and then the verbal H-bombs start flying.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Yes, I’m a Whovian, but I’m one of the nice ones