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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?
3 days, 15 hours 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.
3 days, 16 hours ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
@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?
4 days, 8 hours 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.
4 days, 17 hours 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 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 week, 2 days 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 week, 2 days 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 week, 2 days 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 week, 4 days 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 week, 5 days 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.
2 weeks, 2 days 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.
3 weeks, 4 days 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)
3 weeks, 5 days 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.
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
1 month 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.)
1 month, 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.
1 month, 1 week 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.
1 month, 1 week 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!
1 month, 1 week 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.
1 month, 1 week 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.
1 month, 1 week ago on Yes, I’m a Whovian, but I’m one of the nice ones
@backtothetardis There would be some episodes in Doctor Who were I didn't like Tennant much (The Idiot's Lantern is one I didn't really like him in for some reason) and somewhere I loved him to bits in (Blink, Midnight, Smith & Jones etc.) something some people don't always notice is that they all have their good days and their naff days, it's best to let them get on with it. I think what you said was well said.
I've said from time to time: 'Sometimes I think Doctor Who has the worst fandom in the world, sometimes however I think it has the best' I think it has the best when I meet people and actually have good discussions with them or joke about things with them to do with Doctor Who. I think we have the worst when I see people complaining about stuff baselessly on the internet and because of that I'm glad those people who hate Moffat's guts are only a fraction of our wonderful fandom. Thanks for this brilliant article.
I often see myself as halfway between your average fan and a bit of a fandom nut. I'll go on Doctor Who TV and check out the latest articles, joke with friends about it, watch the hell out of it when I want and sometimes write ideas for episodes down. But I also do many other things and am quiet about me liking Doctor Who from time to time. I wouldn't go round wearing a 'bow ties are cool' t-shirt (Because there are none in my size. :P) But I might pick up mannerisms from the show and I've even been known to straighten my bow tie like the 11th Doctor when I'm wearing one. Sad but true. :P
'We all know that Whovian brains are strange places where intricate webs of ideas and theories lie and strange creatures lurk.'
There are strange creatures in my head? Well that explains the tapping noise and the folk songs...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Clara Oswald – A Question of Perspective
@TakeTheType40 @Strontium I have a strange mental image of Capaldi, Colman and Moffat riding around the world in Bessie now... really weird image...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who World Tour To Promote Series 8
@MrRazza @MaraBackman Moffat & Co. Law Offices... :P
@RichardTyler I always assumed that since in a way the timestream is The Doctor's life and in a way also like a dream-like place or a mind-like thing that The Doctor can control when he's in there, I assume that they just left the timestream simply by being there, basically just making it so they suddenly turn up in modern day London somewhere or just outside the tomb. Clara couldn't do it because it's not her timestream to control, she would get splintered across time and can manipulate time that way because it's raw time that she's jumped into, placing her in almost every moment in he timestream but she wouldn't be able to control it. As for the GI, same reason as Clara but especially so as his intentions were to kill The Doctor and undo achievements, with the belief that once he was in there he was dead, so there would be no way he could get out and probably died in there or at least got dump somewhere in time and space possibly physically or just as a splinter.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Trenzalore – What happened next?
@Baker Street… is the Moment! I love the way it looked at the camera, it almost looked like it was going 'What did I just watch? Well I won't be sleeping.' :P
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
Basically, the BBC ended up accidentally messing up Doctor Who during Colin's run and then fired him because they somehow got in the mind set that, playing the title role meant it was his fault. If this isn't the case I'm shocked as to why they let it come across that way, they shouldn't go round firing someone for something that's their fault and it's unforgivable. Poor Colin.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The 6th Doctor: What Worked & What Didn’t
@Planet of the Deaf I'm still stuck in there now. Last time I was in there was years ago now... I think I was coming back from Whipsnade zoo... still there now. Borrowed someone's phone to post here... I got the WI-FI for it by clicking on a WI-FI connection with strange alien symbols. Meh, probably nothing though.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: Tunnel Vision
I read the article in the RT where he said that the Doctor's incarnations are not conventionally attractive, never once in that article did I have the feeling he meant that they were ugly. Besides, what does it matter if they are? Some reporter somewhere has clearly just taken the article and twisted into a good story for people to read not caring one bit that the person who'll get hit for it is real or that what they're saying is the case in their article is even true. I feel sorry for Moffat, he has to put up with so much for no reason. Poor guy.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Moffat Clarifies “Ugly Doctors” Comments
Why do so many people hate Rings of Akhaten? Personally I enjoyed the episode, sure it's got a fair share of flaws but all the hatred for it, is rather sudden really. I know it's all an opinion but... I'm confused...
1 month, 4 weeks ago on The Top Stories & Doctors (According to DWM 2014)
I have forever viewed the theme tune, no matter what incarnation of it as basically the bells of tea-time Saturday telly. To change it would be confusing and pointless. I see where you're coming from but you don't see any other show changing their theme beyond possibly rescoring it or rearranging it slightly and the reason why is as time goes by you are able to recognize a show by its tune. To change it when it is so iconic and so loved by many fans when there isn't much wrong with it even after 50 years would be pointless and cause outrage.
2 months, 1 week ago on The Theme – Time for a Change?
This was an amazing article and very interesting, I learnt something new today. I hadn't even heard of AI scores before now. I also agree with the outcome of this article because I'm honestly getting fed up with the amount of RTD vs. Moffat debates, they're both Doctor Who, they both have their good and bad episodes and both have different ways of being run but they're both still fun telly in the long run and both one and the same. It's much like regeneration really. I can't help but feel though that the conclusion, while true was also just used to troll the people who try to compare the two eras. :P
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Settling the Moffat vs. RTD Debate (Using AI Scores)
@BJAMES @Romanadvoratrelundar Yeah. I love most of Gatiss' episodes myself.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Tom Riley on his Series 8 Role & Capaldi
I agree on Turn Left's issues as much as I enjoyed the episode. I'm not exactly going to call them plot holes as some sort of explanation could be invented but the issues are a bit odd. The Dalek plot can't have happened, the universe should have magic, Vesuvius shouldn't have erupted and the Pyroviles should be roaming the earth (Or maybe the universe shouldn't have magic, because no William Shakespeare because of the Pyroviles) though I tend to ignore the issues simply because these issues are bound to crop up in a butterfly effect episode since you can't think of every single angle. Though one issue I find is Donna is apparently the most important woman in history because of how she saved The Doctor and averted a string of world and universe destroying events inadvertently, that'd make sense except, same goes for everyone The Doctor's met or anyone for that matter and it ruins the aspect of 'What if your life went differently' for me occasionally.
3 months ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 4 (Episodes 6-13)
@floppy_who You have a point there. I value my scores in my head a certain way but it's most likely completely different to other methods. And there in lies another problem, there isn't just one method. So what could be 3/10 for one person is someone else's 5/10 or 1/10.
3 months ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 4 (Specials, Episodes 1-5)
I think it'd be interesting to have a series where there is an arc (Light or heavy, take your pick) in which a few villains and monsters return but not conventionally. Say the TARDIS materializes somewhere only for The Doctor to discover that a threat he defeated was never defeated. Like he materializes to find the universe ruled by blood and magic because the Carrionites won the battle against him. Martha and Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre instead of lost or he materializes to find himself facing... himself as The Timelord Victorious. It would allow for various old villains, never-to-be villains, new villains and one-off wouldn't work in any sane circumstance villains to turn up and the mastermind behind the events of the series turns out to be none other than The Trickster. It's ambitious but it's an idea.
3 months ago on 5 New Who Monsters in Need of a Return
@Antee991166 @TheBiPunishment I never understood the whole, Weeping Angels being damaged fear factor and monster wise because we saw them move. I understand the psychological reasoning behind it but I personally never felt any different about them after that moment and I occasionally wonder how many people actually see the angels different because of it and how many say they do because they assume they do. Not saying your wrong or anyone else is, just putting out my opinion.
I agree with this article completely bar the idea that it's an underrated episode, I'm sure not everyone likes it, it can't be for everyone and I've seen some people who don't like it out right but too many people have said they love it for it to be considered underrated in my opinion.
3 months ago on Midnight in Perspective
@Master Michael Moon I think it simply just shows how inexplicably indecisive people can be. They don't want the new Daleks (Personally, I liked them myself) and then when Moffat or who ever calls the shots in this situation answer the fans prayers, they don't like it because it breaks continuity.
3 months, 1 week ago on Asylum of the Daleks: A Popular Opinion?
I'm still not one for this episode myself but I see where you're coming from and you've made some good points.
Series 5 had the arc strength of 6 and 7 and the Saturday evening tea time telly feel of the previous series' of the revived series with a certain feel of the classic series in there in my opinion. To me it honestly felt nostalgic before it even finished. Plus sure The Doctor invited Amy on board to figure out something about her that didn't make sense but also because he wanted to have her aboard and while this is the case in the other series' of Matt's tenure it wasn't as clear here which is something I liked because in other cases when it has cropped up it's felt intrusive. As far as I was concerned in series 5 they could tell me over and over again that Amy was on board because The Doctor wanted to find out about the fact her house was two big for two people and the cracks in time but I didn't actually realise it until they mentioned it at the end of series 5 and even then I brushed it off because of how much I hardly noticed. It also felt extremely fairy tale like to me. So, warm and fuzzy but actually quite dark under the surface. I wish they could've stayed with that kind of feel and layout for series 6 and 7 but I enjoyed 6 and 7 too, plus they brought us some brilliant gems.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Smith: The best storytelling was in Series 5