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@supermoff @TheNightmareChild is... Subject Delta This will never get old. XD

1 hour, 34 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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@supermoff @TheNightmareChild is... Subject Delta Alright, Supermoff we get it!  You really like being wrong!  For crying out loud! :P

1 hour, 36 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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Most underrated Moffat episode by far: The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone.

1 hour, 38 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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You know, this site is really biased.  Why isn't there an opposing articles on why two-parters are the worst idea ever?  Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm............?????????

1 hour, 45 minutes ago on Why More Two-Parters Is A Good Thing

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Well, since this is roughly my first year over on this site, I'm going to go ahead and make some New Year's resolutions.  1. I'm gonna finally crack down and watch some more classics, as I have been procrastinating on that horribly.  I'm gonna try and watch at least one whole classic story a week to get myself up to speed.  But I'm not gonna hold myself to any strict regimen either.  I'm gonna look up some stories and watch whatever most appeals to me at the time.  Of course, this means skipping a lot of the second Doctor since most of his episodes are destroyed and I just can't make myself sit through that many reconstructions. :/  2. Likewise, I'm also going to finally properly delve into Big Finish as well, as I've heard nothing but good things about it.  And based on the small taste I've already had, I'm confident that I will enjoy it immensely.  3. I'm gonna stop procrastinating on my Rings of Akhaten article and finish that up before the month is out.

2 hours, 12 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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@supermoff @MrRazza has always wanted to ram something He's written a lot of excellent episodes, that is for sure. :D

2 hours, 33 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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@SirTrey @supermoff @TheNightmareChild is... Subject Delta @TheCyberDoctor is a Sheep You know the truth is I'm still with Switcharoo where all of this is concerned.  Applying hard numbers like this just feels a bit clinical for my tastes. 

2 hours, 59 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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And it's weird to me how much this site has come to mean to me over that year as well.  More, perhaps, than any website deserves.  But after a year of sharing my fan experience with you guys, talking about the show, engaging in impassioned discussion, having a laugh, reveling in our overall enjoyment--even though I will in all likelihood never meet any of you outside of this forum, I feel a special closeness to all of you here that's difficult to describe.  I don't think the vocabulary exists for it as of now.  So I'll just use the best word I have to hand.  You all are the best friends the internet can possibly provide.  :D

3 hours, 3 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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@supermoff Oh Lord!  Categories and math concepts and... I'm starting to feel woozy....

3 hours, 9 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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@supermoff @TheNightmareChild is... Subject Delta @TheCyberDoctor is a Sheep Something tells me I would frequently screw up one tiny detail and not even know what to fix. XD

3 hours, 14 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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@supermoff @TheNightmareChild is... Subject Delta @TheCyberDoctor is a Sheep You know the truth is I don't even know how to use Excel.  I've never had a strong reason to up to this point. XD

3 hours, 16 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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@TheCyberDoctor is a Sheep I can't easily do this since I'm not a Spreadsheet Superhero, but I suspect my results would be quite different. 

3 hours, 19 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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It's just struck me that some time this month will be my one year anniversary on this site.  I wish there were an easier way to go back to the beginning of my comment resume on my profile and go back to the very beginning so I can know when exactly.  It seems weirdly fitting that I should come full circle: I started my career here on a poll very similar to this, and now I'm completing my first year on a quite different and yet in some ways the same kind of poll.  And you know what?  I really think I've grown a lot since then. :D

3 hours, 23 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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@SirTrey @TheNightmareChild is... Subject Delta I could say the same of you. :P

3 hours, 28 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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@Ivegotkidneys  @TheNightmareChild is... Subject Delta I'm going to assume by 'pissed' you mean drunk rather than angry. :P

3 hours, 31 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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My favorite Moffat written episode (and really one of my favorite episodes period) is probably Listen, because of its unique angle and wonderful storytelling.  That's just in his era, though.  My favorite story of his overall is probably still the Library two-parter from Series 4.

3 hours, 37 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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Oh, but this is a Moffat Era recap.  So.....

Favorite Episode: The Rings of Akhaten (screw y'all, this story is great and I will hear nothing else of it.)

Least Favorite: In the Forest of the Night

Guilty Pleasure: I suppose if I have to pick one I would say Nightmare in Silver.  And it's not because I feel ashamed of enjoying it, but it has such a negative reputation that I just don't feel it entirely deserves.  Angie was beastly, I'll grant you that.  But I really didn't mind everything else.

3 hours, 39 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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Favorite episode: Last of the Time Lords (screw y'all, this story is great and I will hear nothing else of it.)

Least Favorite: In the Forest of the Night

Guilty Pleasure(s): I feel no shame in enjoying anything on this show.

3 hours, 42 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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@supermoff @TheNightmareChild is... Subject Delta @The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! Everyone in the studio gets... a 10/10!!!!! (studio audience goes nuts)

3 hours, 49 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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@supermoff @TheNightmareChild is... Subject Delta @ilyootha I don't know though.  Something about giving every episode a 10 without a thought kinda' feels cheap to me.  I don't know if your heart was really in it. :P

3 hours, 53 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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@supermoff @ilyootha And by definition and just, like, math, Most Generous Voter as well. :P

3 hours, 55 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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@supermoff @TheNightmareChild is... Subject Delta @The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! For a while, my profile bio read "9s and 10s!  9s and 10s for EVERYONE!"

3 hours, 57 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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@supermoff @TheNightmareChild is... Subject Delta @The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! I just thought it was funny not only that Mr.Razza even went to the trouble of calculating that, but also that I was, like, the biggest wishy washy voter in the whole thing! XD

3 hours, 58 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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@supermoff @The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! I think that's partially my fault.  Since I was the first M.G.V. and also the first one to make a big deal out of it. :P

4 hours, 3 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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I've had my problems with Moffat's run as you know.  But I can't deny that when it was good, it was really damn good!  So I heartily look forward to whatever the mad scotsman has in store for us come this autumn. :D

4 hours, 12 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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One thing that is kind of sad looking back on the poll is that the Header image for the RTD era was Ten with all of his companions, which I suppose is a fair way to encapsulate the era--but it's just a sad testament to how brief Christopher Eccleston's run was that it only seemed appropriate for the '05-'06 recap to use that wonderful image of him and Tennant half and half.. :/

4 hours, 15 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: Moffat Era Recap

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Yeah.  Can't say I disagree with any of this.  Although I found Shona enjoyable enough during the Christmas special.  And now that you mention it, I would actually love to see Emma Grayling as a companion! :D

1 day ago on Why Shona McCullough Should Not Return

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@supermoff I am intensely curious what the results will be and the discussion that they will engender.

1 day, 2 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2014 Part 4

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In the Forest of the Night-2/10

Dark Water-10/10

Death in Heaven-7/10

Last Christmas-9/10

I think I'm finally comfortable stating that In the Forest of the Night is my least favorite episode in the show.  I struggle to think of anything I've watched that's left me more annoyed and weirdly underwhelmed as this episode.  The whole plot is so meandering and non-sensical that it's basically impossible for me to engage with anything.  Any sense of threat is virtually non-existent, so throw boredom on top of that as well.  It raises so many plot points and character conflicts that it barely touches on, if it even tries to at all.  And that ending.... words fail me.  Some of the worst episodes we've previously discussed, at worst you could at least get a nap in while watching it.  This one literally left me with a headache after it was over.  Give me Fear Her any day.

Dark Water on the other hand is taut, gripping from the very beginning and engaging right to the very end with an incredibly bleak tone that perfectly sets up the following episode.  All of the character moments are note perfect as well, and Samuel Anderson especially turned in an impressive performance.  I was a little put out by the Missy reveal at first, although it's not to do with the fact that Missy is the Master, per se.  More like it was exactly what Steven Moffat said wasn't going to happen, and I felt stupid for taking him at his word.  Plus, I found the reveal a bit hammily written as well.  Nonetheless, a stunning episode overall.

Death in Heaven is... strange.  It's not that it's bad.  It's just as engaging, if not more so, than Dark Water and there are good moments throughout, it's just that... well, that's all it is really.  It's just moments.  There feels like a certain absence of a plot in this episode.  It feels like just moment after moment happening one after the other with little sense of causality.  One moment, Danny reveals himself to Clara.  The next, Osgood dies.  The next, the plane blows up and the Doctor's doing a Mission Impossible fall into his TARDIS.  The overall product just feels a bit messy, and there's an overwhelming sense that this story is not done yet.  Granted, that is almost certainly the case, and it's not the first time Steven Moffat has done this sort of thing, but The Big Bang still felt like a whole resolution in itself even while there were threads yet to be tied.  Perhaps it doesn't help either that Missy's plan really doesn't make any sense.  From a character perspective, I understand she's probably more insane than the Master has ever been before, but all the same to say it feels satisfying overall would be a lie.  Then again, I was more emotionally engaged with this episode than I've been with any episode in a while, so that must speak in its favor.  So the episode is flawed undoubtedly, but I can't call it bad.  I dare call it good. 

Last Christmas is undoubtedly my favorite of Steven Moffat's Christmas specials, which isn't saying much I'll admit.  But it's also up there with some of my favorites specials in the snow for its intriguing premise and presentation, for its wonderful characterization, for its astonishingly dark tone.  My only gripes are I felt like the sleigh ride scene went on just a little too long, and I found the Doctor's "I'm riding a sleigh" line just a tad out of character.  And of course the Clara fake out, which the more I think on it, the more disappointed I get in it because it was literally the best resolution possible to her character arc and to her and the Doctor's relationship.  I sincerely felt cheated when it all turned out to be a dream.  Steven better give her one hell of a real exit, or this wound may never heal.


1 day, 3 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2014 Part 4

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@Huknar @supermoff I think Clara needs to really f*ck up in some way, and the only way she can rectify it is to willingly sacrifice herself.

1 day, 5 hours ago on Moffat on Paternoster Return, Clara’s Original Exit

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@Gustaff @TheNightmareChild is... Subject Delta @supermoff 'Course it doesn't help that I just don't get why the Doctor can't meet with them somewhere in their time and still travel around with them and stuff, but never mind.

1 day, 5 hours ago on Moffat on Paternoster Return, Clara’s Original Exit

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@Gustaff @supermoff I dispute calling the Ponds' departure death.  I don't think dying of old age in a different time really counts in this discussion.  Death by Weeping Angel has always seemed like a loose use of the word for me.

1 day, 5 hours ago on Moffat on Paternoster Return, Clara’s Original Exit

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@supermoff Someone has to play this integral role in society.  And if no one else is willing to roll their sleeves up, then I guess I'm the man for the job.

1 day, 6 hours ago on Moffat on Paternoster Return, Clara’s Original Exit

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@supermoff Well, I'm very plainly holding a giant, industrial drill in my hand.  You could bloody well see it.  If you take that out of context, you're just dirty minded, plain and simple. :P

1 day, 6 hours ago on Moffat on Paternoster Return, Clara’s Original Exit

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@Notsosmartguy  @TheNightmareChild is... Subject Delta @Gustaff @supermoff I'll forgive you this one time.  But if it happens again, I'm afraid I'm gonna have to turn on my big drill.

1 day, 6 hours ago on Moffat on Paternoster Return, Clara’s Original Exit

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@Notsosmartguy  @Gustaff @supermoff Dude.  Come on.  You nearly did it.  You nearly made it through this without complaining about Rose in a discussion that has nothing to do with her.  What happened to your resolve, man!?  You were doing so well!

1 day, 6 hours ago on Moffat on Paternoster Return, Clara’s Original Exit

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@Malohkeh will sell soul for Big Finish CDs A televised spin off will never happen for one reason alone: no human being in their right mind would want to wear heavy make up like that for that long for a TV series.

1 day, 6 hours ago on Moffat on Paternoster Return, Clara’s Original Exit

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@TheCyberDoctor Upgraded And automated laser monkeys. X)

1 day, 6 hours ago on Moffat on Paternoster Return, Clara’s Original Exit

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@supermoff After the aforementioned pseudoexits, I'm worried that killing her off will be the only thing that won't feel underwhelming at this point.  Kind of morbid of me to say, but still....

1 day, 6 hours ago on Moffat on Paternoster Return, Clara’s Original Exit

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@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @TheNightmareChild is... Subject Delta @supermoff You can't wash it away.  You just learn to live with it. 

Oh wait, wrong game....

ah dammit, I'm just making it worse. XD

1 day, 6 hours ago on Moffat on Paternoster Return, Clara’s Original Exit

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@supermoff You're right.  We're, like, 40% of the moderators' job at this point. XD 

1 day, 6 hours ago on Moffat on Paternoster Return, Clara’s Original Exit

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@Notsosmartguy  @The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! Revenge of the Sith had some moments here and there.

1 day, 6 hours ago on Moffat on Paternoster Return, Clara’s Original Exit

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@Notsosmartguy It's not that she overstayed her welcome per se.  It's more like she's already gotten three perfect exits and they went and undid them at every turn.  And we're not sure if we can deal with this rigmarole for much longer.

1 day, 6 hours ago on Moffat on Paternoster Return, Clara’s Original Exit

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Really?  Nobody's made the obvious joke yet?  Alright, fine.  Someone has to do it. (clears throat) So... Jenna didn't want to go, then....

1 day, 6 hours ago on Moffat on Paternoster Return, Clara’s Original Exit

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@MrRazza has always wanted to ram something Wow.  Lightning almost struck twice. XD

2 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2014 Part 3

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