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Moffat definitely didn't overlook the Susan joke. In DWM, he called it the "funniest joke in Doctor Who's history".
2 days, 1 hour ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
I wish I liked Twelve, I really really do. I warmed up to every other Doctor instantly, but I really don't think it's ever going to happen for Twelve. For me, he's just not...the Doctor. He's both cruel and cowardly, at times, he's no longer the 'hoper of far flung hopes and dreamer of impossible dreams', he's cold, callous, and a bit of a jerk. So, yeah, that's what he was like when the show started, but that was fifty years ago. He's had some serious character development since then. I watch Doctor Who because the protagonist is a compassionate optimist, I just don't get that with Capaldi. I can't not watch Doctor Who, I'm always gonna watch it, but I don't feel like I'm tuning into Doctor Who anymore; I feel like its soul is gone. I was initially excited for a colder, darker Doctor; be careful what you wish for, I guess...
3 months, 1 week ago on Who is the Twelfth Doctor?
@The Trickster's Brigade I honestly think NiS is better than The Doctor's Wife. But then, I don't think The Doctor's Wife is very good...
3 months, 1 week ago on Neil Gaiman on Hopes for Capaldi Episode
@Baker Street is Flatlining... I actually really like them. I've never been a huge fan of the parallel cybermen, I much prefer these newer versions. I love their new voices, they sound extremely menacing. They do walk a bit funny, however...
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Dark Water Official Synopsis
@Adric the Genius Are you kidding? Moffat always goes for the obvious conclusion. Let's take a look back at some of Moffat's biggest mysteries:
Cracks in time. Oh, something exploded, and the Doctor found a piece of the TARDIS in the crack! Could it be the TARDIS that exploded, or is that too obvious for Moffat? Nope, the TARDIS exploded.
River's in prison for killing a good man? Could it be the Doctor? Surely that's too obvious? Moffat's clearly trying to trick us! Oh, wait, no, it is the Doctor.
A picture of Amy with a baby. Could that be Amy's baby? Nah, this is Steven Moffat we're talking about! That's too obvious. Oh, actually it is Amy's baby.
Could Melody be River? River Song, Melody Pond? Can't be, that's too obvious! Oh...never mind.
Could River be the Doctor's wife? No! Steven Moffat likes to go for complicated conclusions! Oh...hang on. She is the Doctor's wife.
The War Doctor...he did something terrible you say? Could he be the Doctor that ended the time war? Nah, this is Steven Moffat! Etc.
Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of Moffat's writing, but people have this weird misconception that his conclusions are always something you'd never expect. Whereas actually, they're always the most obvious solution. They're always exactly what you thought it would be.
I may be wrong about the Clara/Danny thing, I guess. But Humanity going into space is something we always knew was gonna happen anyway, from previous episodes.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon
Thank you very much, it's great to see people being so understanding with each other. I mean, considering I haven't missed an episode since "Rose", I don't plan to stop watching just because I'm disappointed with one episode. Perhaps I jumped the gun a bit on the Danny thing, though. It was just how it appeared to me at the time.
It would have felt like an actual consequence if Danny hadn't effectively talked her out of it so soon after. Well, that's how I personally felt, anyway.
Thank you, couldn't agree more. Just because I disliked one episode, does not mean my opinion of the show on a whole has changed at all.
Good job I'm not the only person giving a negative opinion then.
Oh wow. An opinion that disagrees with your own? How dare I?
I plan to watch every episode to come, thank you very much. I'm completely entitled to dislike an episode, and (this might blow you away) broadcast my opinion on a public forum. I know, crazy!
For the first time ever in my life, I considered turning off Doctor Who. I'm usually the sort of person who defends even the worst episodes of Doctor Who, but I can't even begin to defend this one. The whole thing felt ridiculous, consequenceless. The "new moon" bit was where I got close to simply hitting the off button. I thought it might redeem itself when Clara was telling the Doctor to leave, that felt like a consequence. And then Danny convinced her she was wrong, and then suddenly, Clara's "I'm finished" meant absolutely nothing. I'm so disappointed in that episode.
This. It's the not the first time Moffat's adapted one of his short stories as an episode. Corner of the eye terrified me as a kid, so watching Listen was just "Wait...it's a Floof!"
4 months, 1 week ago on Thoughts on Listen’s “Monster”
Great article! I'm gonna jump on the bandwagon and offer ratings of my own.
Name: 10/10. My favourite finale ever. It was just so...Doctor Who. It truly was an episode for the fans.
Night: 10/10. The perfect end to a fantastic Doctor.
Day: 10/10. Okay, so the Zygons felt a little unnecessary, but the rest of the episode more than made up for their shortcomings.
Time: 4/10. Honestly, a bit of a mess. Even repeat viewings can't bring this up above a five. It's got some great scenes, but the story is such a mess.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – The Doctor Trilogy
I've only just started getting into Eighth Doctor novels, I'm afraid. I've only read Alien bodies, and I'm about a third of the way through vampire science (probably a bit early to recommend it, but it's great so far!). I've got the Bodysnatchers too, which I'll be reading next. Definitely agree that Alien Bodies is worth a read, I think it's probably the most ambitious Doctor Who story I've ever seen, and I'd thoroughly recommend it to anyone. Not got the infinity Doctors, but I'm assuming I should get myself a copy?
7 months, 4 weeks ago on First 12th Doctor Novels Detailed
There are some amazing Doctor Who books out there, you should definitely pick up a few!
Here's a quick list of some you should read ASAP:
Shroud of Sorrow, featuring the Eleventh Doctor and Clara.
Touched by an Angel (My personal favourite), featuring The Eleventh Doctor, Amy, Rory and the weeping angels.
Prisoner of the Daleks, featuring the Tenth Doctor and...well...the Daleks.
Forever Autumn, featuring the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones.
The Resurrection Casket, featuring the Tenth Doctor and Rose.
Alien Bodies, featuring the Eighth Doctor and Sam.
Vampire Science, featuring the Eighth Doctor and Sam.
There are plenty of others that are absolutely brilliant, but these are my favourites.
8 months ago on First 12th Doctor Novels Detailed
Oh, I agree. They've just edited the logo, they haven't replaced it.
8 months, 1 week ago on Series 8 Confirmed for August, First Teaser Trailer
It was, I've been on a tour of the last set (Matt'a first one) and it was completely 360 degrees. The entire thing was covered, all of the way around.
Oh, I agree. They've edited the logo, but they haven't replaced it.
Actually, yes there is. Letters are thicker. It's minor, but entirely noticeable.
There's a difference between change and improvement. It's all subjective, of course. Not hating on change, I really liked the change to silver and removal of "DW", that's what I'd call an improvement. In my opinion, this change isn't an improvement. Again, it's really quite minor, but in a trailer that's sixteen seconds long with the majority of it being a flashing silhouette, there isn't much else to talk about. The most notable thing in the trailer (for me) is the logo, so...I'm commenting on my opinion of it.
Actually, no it's not. The last one was too, it was just the 2005-2010 set (of the new series) that wasn't a complete set.
I know it's just a minor change, but I preferred the logo as it was. It looked sharper before, now it's a little too...soft. But still, mega excited!
In Journey's End, the Doctor is disgusted at the prospect of being half human, so that already sort of contradicts the movie. In Nightmare in Silver, Mr Clever takes over the Doctor's body and claims its "not even slightly human".
It HAS been referenced to some degree, you've just got to decide which of the contradicting statements you decide to believe.
And since, for the majority of the 50 years, the Doctor has referred to human beings as being something completely different to him, I'm gonna go with %100 rebel Time Lord.
8 months, 4 weeks ago on RTD: Fans Can’t Ignore “Half-Human” Doctor
If they wanna make the Daleks scary again, they're going
about it the wrong way. This whole idea of bringing the Daleks back to their
full strength -giving them an empire- really doesn’t give them the scare factor
they want it to; in fact, it’s counterproductive. The Daleks are the most
advanced, deadliest race in the universe. They’re too dangerous to be a
constant threat to the universe. If they’re so powerful, and they have an
empire, what are they doing? Having meetings? They want to destroy all life in
the universe, and they have that power; so why aren’t they doing it? Time War
Daleks are almost unstoppable, and RTD balanced that by taking away their
numbers – except for big occasions. Now that they’re a major force, they aren’t
as threatening. Before, just knowing a single Dalek was alive meant the
universe was in trouble. Now, there’s an entire empire out there…and nobody
seems to care. They’ve grown since the classic series; they’re more powerful, deadlier.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Unpopular Opinion: Asylum of the Daleks
The Army of Ghosts... That cliffhanger. THAT. CLIFFHANGER.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 12
@FallenNocturne It's ironic, because "Meh. I'm not a fan of evil clone stories." Is probably what I'd apply to The Rebel Flesh.
10 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 5
I adore the angels take manhattan, so that takes it for me. The rebel flesh is the only Doctor Who episode in history where I was actually bored, so that's an easy last place for me.
@TheUltimateUpgrade I'll be honest and say that I think it's one of the best...
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: Results (26-20)
Unfortunately for anyone looking to buy Titan's Doctor Who comic book range in the UK, you can only do so digitally. Titan's Doctor Who comics won't be available in print in the UK, due to licensing issues.
11 months ago on Weird and Wonderful
And it had time travel!
11 months, 1 week ago on Lords of Time #8: Doctor Who Vs Heroes
I tried to get into heroes years ago, ironically it was the news that Christopher Eccleston was going to be in it that drew me to the series. But I dunno, I never made it to Eccleston's debut, the show just didn't hold my attention.
@Adric the Genius Here's where you are 100% wrong. Homosexual marriage is NOT wrong. "Marriage is between a man and a woman" says who?
Your god? The bible? And what about the homosexuals that don't believe in your god? Should they not marry just because a religion they don't even believe in disagrees with it? Civil partnership is different. It's not marriage, and gay couples should be allowed to marry, they should be allowed to have sex. Just as you or I should.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who and Sexuality
@Adric the Genius I agree that it's everyone's right to an opinion, and I don't intend to start a religious debate, but it's difficult to depict a character who is against giving someone their basic human right because their religion disagrees with it. I mean, think of all the gay atheists, they don't share your religion, so why should they follow it? Now, this isn't me telling you that you're wrong, but -while I have no issue with a Christian character- I do have an issue with a Christian character who shuns someone else's relationship, just because their religion says they should.
While, it's true that people should all have their opinion, I find it hard to respect it when it's calling someone's relationship "unnacceptable". It MIGHT be unnacceptable in christianity, but you can't decide that homosexuality is wrong. That's not up to you or your religion.
Your beliefs are important to you, and that's good, but deciding something is wrong because your god says it is, is unfair. I'm completely heterosexual, and I'm absolutely pro-gay rights. That's because homosexuality harms no one, and many people are born that way. Who are we to tell them they can't fall in love? "You can't get married because my god says it's wrong" is an argument I find incredibly flawed.
Some opinions ARE wrong. I'm not afraid to say that.