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I love articles like this and I prefer them to normal reviews or views that see an episode in a rather disappointed light. Even articles like this on episodes I didn't enjoy all that much I like reading. It's perfectly fine to have a negative out-look on an episode but articles like this are very optimistic and focus on the good parts of episodes that people didn't enjoy.
2 days, 23 hours ago on Why I Love… Nightmare in Silver
@IAmthePuddingBrain23 I can't even survive the soft cushions, you have it easy...
4 days, 2 hours ago on Next Time: Dark Water
@The Living Angel is Regenerating It's safe to say, this episode will be a fan divider for awhile. I personally enjoyed it too, I can fully see the problems or gaps of logic in the plot in places, which are issues for so many people but I feel that if I enjoyed the episode through-out then surely it must be doing more right than it is wrong, especially with some beautiful scenes, a wonderful concept, hilarious dialogue and a brilliant supporting cast. I think this'll be a Rings of Ahkaten for awhile. People were very divisive about it at the time and now about a year on or more I more often than not see people praising the episode.
4 days, 2 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From In the Forest of the Night
@The Lazy Cat Has Gone to Heaven... With Clara. Interestingly, she seemed to be saying 'Clara Oswald never existed' to a cyberman. I think it's some sort of bluff that'll make sense in the context of the episode. And the other times she appeared, she appeared to be almost like some sort of projection, there was even that bit after Clara says 'You will never step in your TARDIS again' where Missy appears to wake up from a Matrix style sleep as if she was somehow projecting herself in the guise of Clara to somewhere else in the Nethersphere (I can only assume, considering she just seemed to appear in a flash of smoke and it was all fiery that it's somewhere in the Nethersphere, the nether part of Nethersphere perhaps.) to trick The Doctor.
5 days, 14 hours ago on Next Time: Dark Water
In the Forest of the Night was beautiful and very good fun. However some of it didn't make sense to me, I feel like it was explained but I missed it, the whole business with Maebh got confusing but as I said I have this huge feeling it was explained and I missed it but over all I enjoyed it and I joined in at some points, for example when the tiger turned up I said 'Tyger, tyger, burning bright. In the Forest of the Night.' completely aloud. I enjoyed this episode very much. I give it an 8/10 due to me getting lost half way through but I feel that score will improve if I rewatch it.
5 days, 14 hours ago on Rate & Discuss In the Forest of the Night
@Notsosmartguy's got no strings on him @supermoff burning bright @MrRazza has regenerated into Hippy 12 Duuuuuuuuuuuuuude...
6 days, 13 hours ago on Won’t Somebody Think of the Children!?
I have to say the child actors to play Angie and Artie were by no means bad. The characters were in fact by no means bad in my opinion. Artie was a pretty decent character for all he had a very small part. Angie, while pretty bland and one dimensional in Nightmare in Silver was very good (Like Artie) in all of her minor roles and the character flaws weren't the fault of the actors anyway, it was a script fault. And they also both play their parts very well. So, some people's complaints about child actors due to Angie and Artie are unfounded. I can possibly understand concerns due to Angie being poorly written but even then that's one out of several child characters to have appeared in Doctor Who.
6 days, 14 hours ago on Won’t Somebody Think of the Children!?
@Thatoneperson I'm sure it'll be explained in the episode anyway. You can't just pull out something hardly anyone knew existed and expect people not to be confused, so I'm sure they'll explain why. Besides, it sort of makes sense for the TARDIS have a sat-nav and have the ability be turned on and off when needed. (That said, there's no way it's a Sat-Nav. Considering what the name means but Sat-Nav like thing.)
6 days, 20 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Clip
@Clara Laurinda @Antee991166 I'm hyped but surprisingly not too hyped to expect something unreasonable from it. Unlike some episodes which I've ended up hating for not doing what I expected when I over hyped them, even though they might not be the best in the world but they were most likely miles better that what my brain made them out to be.
@Notsosmartguy's got no strings on him Well I decided Missy was Clara's dress with the eyes on in disguise but apart from that I personally haven't thought of a theory this series and I only just realised, I'm honestly surprised I haven't. :P
1 week ago on Death in Heaven Official Synopsis
@The Lazy Tiger Has Scared Off The Lazy Cat @KingOfTheInterWebs is a Tree Ah... Congratz brain, you confused me...
Is it me or does the synopsis change every week? I swear they already released this synopsis and now they've released it again with different wording and different details.
I chose Mummy on the Orient Express because I preferred it just that little bit more to Flatline but they're both amazing stories.
1 week, 2 days ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline
@Master Michael Moon @TardisBoy That episode made me realise when I'm older, I'd be too old for a Christmas list. So I made it my mission to continue having a Christmas list for as long as possible. (With all 47 things on it, of course.)
1 week, 6 days ago on The Complete Eighth Series DVD Extras
@supermoff, member of C.L.A.R.A. @The Living Angel / is Regenerating I personally wouldn't say it's bad but it's disturbing. It has its own state of being and it's watching you constantly. It's basically the dress version of The Doctor's 'Attack Eyebrows' with their own state of being. You can't help but feel a bit suspicious of it, like it has plans. Come to think of it, Missy is also someone who freaked me out a bit in regards to eyes... plans, eyes... Missy is Clara's dress confirmed. (Like it's any more silly than some of the convoluted ideas people come up with about a new villain being the Rani, the Master, Rose, the Metacrisis Doctor, the Abzorbaloff, the Kandyman or all at once. :P)
I have to say, I am loving that cover artwork for the DVD box set. Those gears and all that gold, with different characters on different gears... so pretty.
I don't trust Francis Bacon's 'art'. Especially his Latin poem, if you know about a certain Latin poem he wrote for Queen Elizabeth I, you'll know what I mean.
2 weeks ago on The Girl Who Painted: Artistic Themes in Doctor Who
@Amy is uniting the Earth Kingdom! Somehow calling him Handy just seems disturbing. I think it's just my dirty mind though. Sometimes I like have a dirty mind but it's ruined my innocence. :P
2 weeks ago on Details on Episodes 9-12 of Series 8
@Old Floridian I don't mind come backs but they can't happen too much, it over-shadows another companion and Doctor's story and loses the wow factor of turning up for the first time in 15 years if they then do it again with the same companion a year later.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Piper Praises Capaldi, Unsure on Another Return
@Beasts_a_Snarling is Discovering the 3rd Dimension I think it'd be nice to have one similar to Jamie, Zoe or Victoria. Being from another time, we haven't had someone like that in awhile. We almost did with Clara but she went and died for a second time in The Snowmen. In fact it'd be nice to have a Jamie style character, Jamie seemed to bring a sort of nice, boy-ish, highland charm to the TARDIS and had good chemistry with the 2nd Doctor and other companions. Though I'm not sure how well it'd work with Capaldi's Doctor. Perhaps if he's mellowed out a bit by the time Clara leaves (Whenever that may be. Though The Doctor is well on his way to mellowing out, given the events of Mummy on the Orient Express.) then a Jamie type companion would be nice or generally just a companion from another time. If The Doctor hasn't mellowed out by then, maybe as you lot have said, an Ace type character might work. I enjoy Clara in the TARDIS but with Clara and the majority of companions since 2005, I feel the dynamic would always be The Doctor being a bit questionable and dangerous, with the companion there to keep him on the right side of the line, so it'd be nice to have something different.
I'm not much of a fan of Rose to be honest (I was a fan when she was a companion but the arguments against her character are really convincing with good points of evidence, to me. Though there are some episodes that I can enjoy her in such as The Unquiet Dead, Father's Day, The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit, to name a few) but Billie Piper is a wonderful actress and even if Rose is a very controversial character, the general consensus is that Billie is a wonderful actress and played Rose very well. But I do think it's time to give the whole, Rose return thing a rest. She has returned so many times now it'd be no longer special if she did return, it would just plain get tedious. Though it was nice to see her as The Moment, definitely a very different role which was new and fresh, if it's another role like that maybe, it probably wouldn't be as tiring and it'd be nice to see Billie grace our screens again but I think that even with that kind of role, she needs a break for a few years, she's come back so many times in such a short space of time and no other companion has got that sort of treatment (Except for maybe Sarah Jane and Martha, given Sarah Jane's spin off and Martha's Torchwood outing, with both of them having their returns in Series 4 (For Martha twice in series 4)) so I think, if she ever were to come back, they should wait awhile and give her a break.
@Gallade Zero I just love his face, when he's peering out the shrinking TARDIS. It's like a cross-between embarrassment and 'Help... it's getting tight for space in here... come back soon... please.'
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Flatline Promo Pics
@supermoff is now in 2D! @Antee991166 I loved Rings of Akhaten, I can see why some people don't like it though. That said, I think you're right, the general consensus on the episode will probably improve over time and I think already has in some ways. When it first aired it was generally 'Rings of Akhaten, is the worst story of series 7, it was so boring' with occasional smatterings of 'I think it was a nice episode, it was wonderful'. To a more even view on it and it's nice to see a rounded set of opinions.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Who Tunes: Ranking the Lyrical Songs of Doctor Who
@ Notsosmartguy likes watching "Clara Who" @NumberNine I wish Big Finish would be allowed the rights to use post-2005 Doctors, Companions and so forth in audios. I'm honestly surprised it hasn't happened yet. :P I can just imagine the stories that'd come out of it.
@The MasterDoctor I haven't seen Carnival of Monsters at all bur from what I've read about it, it looks like it was a very interesting episode, as with Logopolis. (Don't know much about Planet of the Giants) If it's anything like the aforementioned episodes, I'm sure it will be amazing (Plus it looks fairly creepy from the trailers. Which is just a downright bonus)
@joe4 @SonicTheHedgehogRules Don't be like that. Grow up, is very patronising, demeaning and insulting. Be nice to other people please. No one's saying it to you are they? When if they were feeling very horrible, they could apply it what you said. Heck, it could be applied to anything to be horrible if someone wanted, there's a reason people usually don't because it's just down right inflammatory.
@SonicTheHedgehogRules @joe4 I agree, to me it came across that you were just trying to quell people who were arguing over this and suggesting ways of dealing with it, if a simple 'Don't argue, calm down and lets all be friends' isn't enough in this case. I always found people hating Clara with the passion to come across as petty as do people who go around shouting at people who don't like Clara, or hate Clara with the passion or simple mention the 'Clara Who' fad in passing, in a rather mean spirited way. Hate and anger doesn't exactly help here at all. So everyone is in the wrong here, I'm pretty sure we've all done something wrong regarding this at some point unless we've steered as clear from the argument as possible.
When I was a kid, Doctor Who was about enjoying the show, having fun with friends regarding it, making jokes based on the latest episodes, discussing them and hearing all sorts of different views and it's still about that now. Then people started to argue over it and some people felt the need to just spoil it by arguing over it and it's infectious, bringing out the worst of all of us and ruins the experience.
Now this is nothing new, I remember reading a radio times letter from some 6th formers in the 60's, which was one of the many nice and negative old Radiotimes letters published in the Radiotimes around the time of 50th anniversary, saying how glad they were that The Doctor would be gone and were incredibly horrible and mean spirited saying how much they hated the show (If they hated it so much and don't watch it, why even waste the energy on it, is what I have to wonder.) but when the internet came about, it just got worse because people forget they're even talking to real people and the anonymity gives people power.
Now I'm not exactly a saint on this front, I'd go as far as to say we've all done our bit to fuel these kinds of arguments at some point but if people listened to others and understood the need to keep silence from time to time and just be friendly and discuss with each other rather than saying the likes of 'No' and 'You are the problem', then maybe these arguments would be over and wouldn't need to happen. Anyone who claims a certain 'faction' or 'group of people' are the problem are also just as much the problem as the people they tried to call out on it. (That includes me, just now who said all people who call other people out on it are the problem, I should probably follow my own advice but I suppose if no one said this for fear of being completely hypocritical, no one would know.)
@supermoff is now in 2D! @Ivegotkidneys has a small... tardis Basically a conversation about this, I had went.
'I might keep jellybabies in a cigarette case now. Well... it's better than cigarettes at any rate, I mean, cigarettes are bad for you. Well... so are jellybabies really... *Cough* but... yeah. Jellybabies.'
2 weeks, 3 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Mummy on the Orient Express
@Unibot @Gustaff The Earth destroyed? Moon* Sorry, had a moment there.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Kill the Moon: Who Was Right? Thoughts & Your Vote
@Unibot @Gustaff Didn't Clara want the moon to live and that turning the lights off would go for Lundvik's decision of 'Kill it, it might be dangerous'? If I remember? The Doctor was all for keeping the lights on, he just decided to wander off when the moment actually came. Clara just left the nuclear detonator going until the last second because humanity asked for the nuclear detonator to be kept on and the Earth destroyed and they had agreed not to go back on what humanity chose because they gave them the choice in the first place.
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! I think they were both right. But I didn't actually expect to end up with equal votes, that would have been a miracle. I would've preferred Clara coming out on top though because people often dismissed her side as Clara being whiny. Which I get but if but through a situation like that, for all people might think you're whiny or you yourself might think you're whiny, you'd still be distraught.
@Gustaff @sontaran17 @yoshfiction And now, I'm back at the original argument after seeing it resolved above. It's like real time travel. The way these comments are organised is making this little comment adventure very confusing today. e.e I'm starting to get a headache,
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Next Time: Flatline
@Antee991166 Something odd I've noticed is, so many people have mentioned how the joke went over people's heads that I haven't seen a single post, mentioning how it's bad. So I'm just scrolling through here, feeling lost and confused. :P
@Antee991166 @Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! I agree. The whole 'most important woman in history' thing, for all I love Donna as a companion, I thought she was good fun and had a wonderfully different personality, it didn't make a lick of sense to me. Ok, so along comes Donna in The Runaway Bride and stops The Doctor when they're under the Thames, there by saving his life.
When the Trickster's Brigade undoes that, he dies and all the following events are redone in a way that don't involve The Doctor, thereby causing a lot of disaster. That doesn't make her the most important woman in history though, take any companion or even just some passing person or one off companion (Sally Sparrow maybe) and influence their life and the same thing would happen, maybe even worse than in Turn Left.
The constant meeting of Donna and The Doctor or The Doctor and one of Donna's relatives isn't exactly strange in anyway, he's re-met companions before, in fact he ended up by pure coincidence, meeting River Song in the wrong order. In fact Wilf wasn't even intended to be Donna's Grandfather when he turned up in Voyage of the Dammed, the script lists him as 'Stan'. (Stan the paper man. :P Felt like saying that because it rhymes and I'm childish.) and was only made her Grandfather when the actor who played Geoffrey Noble, Donna's Dad. Died near the beginning of filming for Partner's in Crime and Series 4 in general so they needed a new father-like figure in Donna's life for Series 4.
Despite that issue I do like Turn Left, for all it has issues and the whole 'importance' of Donna was overblown. Because she is important but I think they blew it out of proportion.
@SonicTheHedgehogRules @Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! It feels like you're trying to speak for all of us. I know you aren't but it's coming across that way at least to me. Meh, I'll leave it alone, I can see you don't mean to and you have good points.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on DWM #479: Heaven or Hell?
@Ottoman14 @DW_girl I personally feel that In Mummy on the Orient Express, The Doctor (While I always felt in a way Capaldi was definitely The Doctor, I could see where people thinking he didn't seem Doctor-ish enough were coming from) was most Doctor-ish in that episode. He felt quite Tom Baker at points actually, in fact it felt like a sort of cross-between Tom Baker, Matt Smith, William Hartnel and just general Capaldi-ness. So he, to me is getting very Doctor-ish, hopefully if other people got the same vibe, it'll quell the naysayers who think he's unpopular. Because I'm sure some people don't like him and that's fine but I think unpopular is a bit of a stretch. I don't quite buy the idea either.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@Lord Castabarus @Thatoneperson I regret nothiiiiiiing! Though... in all seriousness I can't actually remember what I picked. :P I think it was Mummy on the Orient Express because it just sounded so out of left field and it was based off of that throwaway line in The Big Bang which I never expected to be made into an episode but wanted to. But it might've been something else. Looking forward to this one though.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Next Time: Flatline
@Christoph1337 @The Lazy Cat is Watching Some Clara Who I think you'll find that an extra-dimensional creature shrunk that door I'm afraid...
Anyone feel the numbers on the wall in the scene depicted in my profile picture (Can't think a better way of the describing the scene) have some significance? 2055, if I remember.
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! The pre-reboot Amy was because The Doctor's timeline was unravelling, since the universe hadn't been rebooted yet, since he hadn't gone into the cracks so they would close, it's perfectly understandable that he'd go over events as they were prior to The Big Bang because there weren't any other events to go over.
3 weeks ago on In the Forest of the Night Official Synopsis
@AlexOsirisGlass @Antee991166 @The Lazy Cat is Hiding from the Mummy I don't think they were retconned. People didn't remember them because of the cracks in Series 5 but there was never any direct mention that the events were erased from time, plus at the end of series 5, everything that was erased got returned to the universe, so if they were ever erased, they've now back in history again.
Can I say both? They both have very good points. The Doctor was right, it's not his planet, not his history. People have made large decisions in history without him, it's not his choice. He made a suggestion but did no more than that and felt he couldn't. But Clara, is used to him saving the Earth, got left with only Courtney and the astronaut. They could have killed an innocent life, killed billions of people, killed themselves or all three. She's perfectly right to be shaken and upset, it wasn't really even her choice either. She's not from that time, she didn't even want to go, The Doctor just decided to be stubborn and not want to apologise to Courtney with words so they got dragged there as the Moon was hatching. I don't think there is really a right or wrong side of the argument personally.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Kill the Moon: Clara or the Doctor?
@The_Eternal_Dalek @sontaran17 This is what I don't understand. The AI scores are good as AI scores go, even if they're not what people are expecting, (Though come on guys. What are you expecting? It's 82-84 out of 100 and most shows don't get above 90 even on a great day) the ratings are presumably effected by the people watching through other means, not even presumably actually, they are, as shown by Deep Breath's later scoring of just over 10 million viewers. The only odd thing I can find is the extremely level AI scores and that's not a cause for concern, that's just odd. So yeah I agree, I don't see much to complain about.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
With the whole issue of humanity's inspiration to travel to the stars, I think both the Moon incident of 2049 in Kill the Moon and the Mars incident of 2059 in Waters of Mars happened and inspired humanity. They mentioned how before 2049, no one had really bothered going up into space again, it was a 'been there, done that' sort of thing. Then the Moon hatches and they're inspired to go into space again, so then Adelaide Brooke going to Mars now makes perfect sense that she could do that, because the world was interested in space again. Then her death promptly fuelled the roaring fire of budding young would-be astronauts so they have even more of reason to head into space and are even more inspired.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Kill the Moon
@twoheartsonemind Well it was 2049, in the episode so that makes all the difference on if the rules could change! (Joking of course. :P) but if you think about it though, I get people's issues with this, it is certainly unlikely but it's about 35 years from now to then, 35 years ago would have been 1979. Laws have changed drastically since then, technology is similar in some ways and society is relatively similar but there has still been loads of drastic changes between 1979 and 2014. The same could probably be said for 2014 to 2049.
@TheAbsofBoe Got bored one night Of course the BBC know how to pull our strings. They wouldn't be still in business if they didn't know how to pull the strings of their customers. :P (It's all a ploy to take over the world... trust me...)
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Next Time: Mummy on the Orient Express
@Ottoman14 Heh. I just realised that, possibility of the companion not being around, The Doctor on a carriage type space vehicle, creepy atmosphere, with a bunch of strangers, only difference if were looking at everything on a big scale is the style of monster. :P If it's anything like Midnight I'm sure it'll be enjoyable to watch (From behind the sofa).
@Christoph1337 @whovian101 Yeah but if they're trying to yank the rug out from under us wouldn't they leave the synopsis as it is until the episode? I reckon Clara will be there, the BBC is just using our brains as balls of string. :P
@Ottoman14 I feel absolutely horrible, I don't know what came over me at all, I don't even expect my apology to be accepted, why should it be after what I said but I do however expect to be left alone rather than being poked and being told spiteful things.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon
@Ottoman14 So I explain my dumb reasoning for what happened, feel bad, apologise and I'm told to be quiet? I don't want to argue but that's just cruel.