TheNightmareChild: Ten Years Young
Happy New Whoniversary everyone!
@RoastNewt @TheNightmareChild: Ten Years Young I don't even think it's all that flawed. I think people get caught up on silly details in that one and let them ruin an ecstatically beautiful story.
3 minutes ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade
@supermoff is celebrating 10 years of New Who My eyeballs take in all of this text and my brain immediately makes the Peanuts WAH WAH sound in my head. :S
5 minutes ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade
I do have kind of a special relationship with The Last of the Time Lords, but it's hard for me to say how much of that is bred out of the fact that the wider fan base does not appreciate it nearly as much as I do. A Me and The Last of the Time Lords Against the World sort of thing. :P
11 minutes ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade
@supermoff is celebrating 10 years of New Who @DWTV - Barbarically Evil I hope you have a big appetite.
13 minutes ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade
I'm not going to bother making my own Top Twenty list because frankly I would find it difficult to choose even one favorite out of every episode ever made for the show. Just about every episode of this show, even the occasional naff one, has a charm, uniqueness and level of engagement to it that rivals just about every other form of entertainment out there and almost every episode warms the cockles of my heart in one way or another. I have a solid handful of episodes that I would happily put at the top of the list, and then an even larger helping that I would put immediately below that, and then it tapers off as we get lower.
17 minutes ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade
@DWTV - Barbarically Evil Makes sense. I was know I was eagerly waiting for this. :)
23 minutes ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade
I had a 403 error for a little while trying to get back onto this site and I wasn't sure if it was on my end or the site's end. Was there some maintenance going on?
28 minutes ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade
@TheOncomingHurricane @Malohkeh will sell soul for Big Finish CDs @Mark McCullough Holla.
30 minutes ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade
@Malohkeh will sell soul for Big Finish CDs @tbuktwo McCapaldi actually sounds like some kind of coffee shop.
32 minutes ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade
Well... at least Blink wasn't number one...
No, wait! Nope, positive thoughts. Good for Day of the Doctor. Good for it. :) And commiserations to all of the Top Twenty. It was hard fought.
34 minutes ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade
@Mark McCullough @Edoe You're not missing much. Seriously, everything after An Unearthly Child is just bumbling around with cavemen for three episodes. It's meandering, pointless and astonishingly dull.
2 hours, 26 minutes ago on Why I Love Rose
The beauty of Rose is that it doesn't blow the show's load in one episode. It gives us just a taste. A tantalizing taste of the possibilities and the enthralling adventures to come, until we get to that "Next Time" trailer and the Doctor says "...the end of the world", we are completely sold on tuning in next week to see that. And it accomplishes this, as you say, by keeping it all from Rose's perspective. Thus, the Doctor himself is a total mystery in this story as are his exploits. That's why, by the same token, the Autons and the Nestene Consciousness itself don't seem to be as much of a major player in the story. Rose is still on the outside of the Doctor's activities, as are we the audience. There's a whole load of stuff going on with them that we just are not privy to because the Doctor does not yet trust Rose or us to be worthy of being let in on it. For instance, isn't it curious that no mention is made of the manufacturers of the Autons themselves? At first perhaps, until you realize that the Doctor has probably already dealt with them and we and Rose are coming in on the tail end of the Doctor's efforts to stop the Nestene. From a story telling perspective, it's actually quite smart of RTD to write it like that. From a character perspective as well, it was probably the perfect choice to make.
2 hours, 39 minutes ago on Why I Love Rose
@The Lazy Cat This needs a sick beat behind it. :D
17 hours, 24 minutes ago on Doctor Who’s Revival: 10 Years On
"The trip of a lifetime." Boy, has it ever been. Here's to another ten years. And another fifty years. Followed in quick succession exactly like it is now. :)
17 hours, 26 minutes ago on Doctor Who’s Revival: 10 Years On
@Shane Michaels Timey wimey.
17 hours, 28 minutes ago on Doctor Who’s Revival: 10 Years On
@supermoff is celebrating 10 years of New Who Happy New Whoniversary! :D
22 hours, 24 minutes ago on The Best Pre-Title Sequences of the Revival (Part 3)
The only problem I have with The Pandorica Opens is that it brings back characters from episodes that almost nobody liked with very tenuous logic behind it, namely Liz Ten and Winston Churchill. Not the first time this sort of thing would happen in Matt Smith's run either. It's always kind of sad and silly when it happens.
Great list. Really, you were spoiled for choice and the order almost doesn't matter. :D
23 hours, 11 minutes ago on The Best Pre-Title Sequences of the Revival (Part 3)
@SirTrey @TheNightmareChild: Clown Slayer At a certain point, if you're gonna be a fan of this show, you'll have to come to terms with being weird about something. It's part of the experience. :D
23 hours, 40 minutes ago on Revival Face-Off: The Grand Final
@SirTrey @TheNightmareChild: Clown Slayer Supposedly, there were going to be full grown adult Adipose on the Shadow Proclamation along with some Raxacoricofallapatorians. I can only speculate as to why none of them appeared, but my guess is budgetary reasons.
23 hours, 53 minutes ago on Revival Face-Off: The Grand Final
@SirTrey @TheNightmareChild: Clown Slayer Oh god, would that not have been amazing if he had been squeezed into The Stolen Earth in that exact way?! XD
23 hours, 59 minutes ago on Revival Face-Off: The Grand Final
@SirTrey @TheNightmareChild: Clown Slayer "AND A CAAANCIL VAN!"
1 day ago on Revival Face-Off: The Grand Final
@SirTrey @TheNightmareChild: Clown Slayer "If you wanna get outta this, then you need me! And the CAAANCIL!"
@SirTrey Oh, and I think we'd both be remiss not to mention CAAAANCIL Guy as an unequivocal and resounding positive of the episode. XD
@SirTrey *The big shock in Army of Ghosts. Pardon.
@SirTrey @TheNightmareChild: Clown Slayer In terms of the direction, there's just this really oppressive atmosphere to the episode that kind of draws me in. I've said this before too, but while acknowledging that the episode is utterly ridiculous in terms of story and some of the acting, I can't help but watch it from start to finish every time I catch it.
@SirTrey @TheNightmareChild: Clown Slayer (sigh) I'll forgive you this one time.
@SirTrey @TheNightmareChild: Clown Slayer Oh, so you forgot about me eh? And that's supposed to make me feel better? X'(
@SirTrey Yes. Give me laughably bad over entirely unmemorable any day of the week. :)
@SirTrey @TheNightmareChild: Clown Slayer Oh [facepalm], I meant to give this reply to your introductory comment as a response to your mention of me. Sorry about that. XD
@SirTrey I agree with the vast majority of this by the way. I would say that I probably found the mother's performance and the scene with the drawing of the father coming back to life more effective than you apparently did. I also would agree that revealing the Cybermen in the "Next Time" trailer would've undercut the appearance of the Cybermen except that I don't think the Cybermen were meant to be the surprise anyway. I think the big shock in Doomsday was the appearance of the Daleks. I've said this before, but I think Fear Her is at least rendered watchable by Euros Lyn's direction.
@SirTrey Heeeeeyyyyy.... :(
@Chewie2003 *lowest rated episodes. ;-)
So. Those poll results tomorrow. All those yummy, yummy numbers. That should be interesting, eh?
1 day, 1 hour ago on Revival Face-Off: The Grand Final
Alright. I've had a breather. Taken a step back and put things into perspective, and realized that I've maybe been taking this just a little too personally. Especially considering that I don't even hate Blink. I love Blink. I truly sincerely do. I still feel like it gets an unusual and perhaps slightly undeserved amount of adoration, especially after all this time and maybe I have let my confusion consume me and develop into a general unhealthy annoyance. So you know what? I'll be happy no matter which one wins. They're both great stories, and while I don't know if I would personally have chosen either of them for number one (neither of them are even my top Moffat story), they're both still Who at the end of the day, and that's reason enough to celebrate. I mean, it's not as if The Doctor's Daughter or In the Forest of the Night are serious contenders.
Probably gonna keep strangling clowns in any case though. Really, the Blink thing was just an excuse if I'm honest.
1 day, 3 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: The Grand Final
I'm voting for The Day of the Doctor, and it really doesn't seem fair because it's a huge event episode and in that respect kind of has an unfair advantage. But I'll take it if there's even a chance of it dethroning Blink because for God's sake! The number of years that this story has been the top modern Doctor Who story is too damn high! It's a good story, but for crying out loud! It's just barely all that, but not even a bag o' chips!
(sigh) So at least it's lookin' like I didn't jump the gun with my clown murder spree.
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @TheNightmareChild: Clown Slayer Really? That hasn't been my experience. Most people I've heard talk about it see it as an absolute classic. :/
1 day, 5 hours ago on Patrick Troughton’s Birthday
I reeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaally need to watch some more of his stories. But I really liked The Mind Robber. :) At any rate, a very happy birthday to Mr. Patrick Troughton.
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @Gustaff @DaftDalek is excited for Blade Runner 2 You start to wonder why he even watches the show.
2 days, 1 hour ago on Revival Face-Off: Semi-Final #2
@MeThree Don't talk to me about pain! One of my favorite stories is probably ranked somewhere near the very bottom!
@Gustaff @TheNightmareChild @DaftDalek is excited for Blade Runner 2 I don't know. Too little is known about them. Considering the kind of stuff the show pulls off on a semi-regular basis it doesn't sound that unbelievable to me. In fact, thinking about it, perhaps the family were essentially indestructible in their natural state except by time, and part of the Doctor's plan was maybe tricking them into making themselves vulnerable through possession so that they could be dealt with if need be.
2 days, 2 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Semi-Final #2
@Gustaff @TheNightmareChild @DaftDalek is excited for Blade Runner 2 And?
@Gustaff @DaftDalek is excited for Blade Runner 2 We don't know that the family couldn't survive near the sun in their natural state, though.
@Gustaff He was probably thinking that Martha would have an easier time of it if she weren't trapped in the TARDIS for three months.
@TheCyberDoctor is Ultron @supermoff @TheNightmareChild One can only hope.
2 days, 3 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Semi-Final #2
@supermoff @TheNightmareChild Two shows a night every saturday and sunday through April.
@supermoff @TheNightmareChild I dreamed the fans would be forgiviiiiiiiiiiiiiiing!!!!!
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @TheNightmareChild @supermoff Merci beaucoup. :)
@supermoff I dreamed a dream of time gone byyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy...
Human Nature/Family of Blood, because Blink needs to be stopped. And Day of the Doctor 'cause I dunno. I just like it better I guess.
Gotta be honest, I'm a little bummed that The Waters of Mars didn't make it to this point. :( Now I won't get to say "We're not just fighting DWTV! We're fighting for the love of the fandom itself! And I'm gonna win!"