DaftDalek is excited for Blade Runner 2
Doctor Who, sci-fi (Blade Runner etc.), Daft Punk and other electronic music fan from Greece. My age depends on the year we are in.
Wow, Mark, that was a fantastic article. The issue you chose is definitely controversial and often confusing and I can tell that your article shed light in stuff I hadn't totally understood, but sadly not for the better. As much as I appreciate the plot arc of each series, I think Time Of The Doctor rather problematically tied up everything before, which as a result kinda let down Moffat's wildly ambitious plan. And while I still admire the effort and the ambition, the number of retcons (which I hadn't realised it was so high before your article) actually bothers me. I mean, of course we all remember the episodes that were erased, but it's annoying at times, especially The Waters Of Mars example (No one retcons Waters, NO ONE!). All in all, It seems to me that the retconning is creating continuity issues rather than solving them.)
(Any reply or comment is welcome, but don't expect me to answer tonight. Got to go to sleep!)
17 hours, 47 minutes ago on Wibbly Continuity: Filling in the Cracks of the Moffat Era
Late to the party, but:
Listen 10/10 (16th)
Time Heist 7/10 (70th)
The Caretaker 8/10 (61st)
18 hours, 28 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: 2014 Part 2
Wow, superb article. An insightful and in depth analysis of the intriguing evolution of the Doctor's character. As far as I'm concerned, it was a logical, bold and interesting direction to follow, which led to magnificent character development during Series 8.
1 day, 17 hours ago on Fall of the 11th:
How the 12th Doctor’s Personality Came To Be
Into The Dalek: a step to the right direction, but still relatively disappointing especially in establishing Daleks as a threat
Robot Of Sherwood: Utterly silly, but very enjoyable and with a great cast.
1 day, 18 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2014 Part 1
As a final (for today) expression of my love for Deep Breath, I can't help but make the comparison between it and Blade Runner. Many parallels can be drawn between The Doctor and Deckard as the anti-hero of the story, Half-Face Man and Batty as the ambiguous villains with the somewhat gentle motives. Of course, the similarities on the themes, the overall ambiguity and the steampunk feel are present. That's why for me Deep Breath is the Blade Runner of Doctor Who. Just something for the fellow fans.
"So you've got a whole room for not being awake in? But what's the point? You're just missing the room!"
I had never thought that before.
1 day, 21 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2014 Part 1
@Malohkeh will sell soul for Big Finish CDs Yeah, I don't like that reason. It would seem more romantic and poetic to me if it was left ambiguous.
@Malohkeh will sell soul for Big Finish CDs My only problem was Vastra and Jenny's kiss because listening to Vastra's thoughts (or whatever) reminds of Darth Vader saying "NO, NO, NO" in the Star Wars DVD. To put it another way, words in this case are useless.
@Malohkeh will sell soul for Big Finish CDs Is it a bird? Is it a plane? NO, IT'S THE CYBER-BRIG!
@The Lazy Cat Returns! Ah, and Last Christmas, although I'm probably already in it. And so are you.
@The Lazy Cat Returns! So, In The Forest Of The Night?
@The Lazy Cat Returns! Deep Breath, Time Heist.
Special mention for the breathtaking (pun intended) scene where Clara holds her breath. It's just beautifully scored, directed and acted. I just get chills every time. It's spectacular. Something you wouldn't find easily in a TV show, but in a film of the finest quality like the one referenced in my name.
@TheCyberDoctor in Clockwork @The Lazy Cat Returns! River?
@The Lazy Cat Returns! OMG, have you used it?
@The Lazy Cat Returns! A Vortex Manipulator?
Deep Breath is fantastic! Couldn't expect a better introduction for the Twelfth Doctor. Cinematic, masterfully directed, deeply atmospheric, with superb visuals, great dialogue, sensational soundtrack, a compelling villain and a darker approach in general.
I love it. It's to me what The Eleventh Hour is to most people.
Deep Breath 10/10 (12th)
Into The Dalek 7/10 (74th)
Robot Of Sherwood 8/10 (67th)
1 day, 22 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2014 Part 1
@Malohkeh will sell soul for Big Finish CDs Season 8 is awesome! There must be something with the number 8 in Who in general.
November 2013: Watching 50 trailers a day. Such good times!
3 days, 17 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 3
@TardisBoy! The eyebrows wasn't Joanna Page's body part that distracted me...
I had the exact same reaction in the beginning of Name and when the Doctors assemble in Day (in your face, Avengers!)
3 days, 21 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 3
"No, sir. All thirteen!"
@MicahMahaffey "Your opinion is wrong"?????
Seeing The Time Of The Doctor getting such eloquent support by supermoff, I feel like a bit of an ass, but whatever. It was a major disappointment. So overstuffed, many plot point were answered unsatisfactorily, the Christmas elements were so forced I repeatedly cringed, the Daleks laughable and all in all it was so anticlimatic. Still, there were a lot of great stuff, like Handles or the beautiful regeneration. After a rewatch, though it certainly got better, but since then I habe been afraid to rewatch it, because I feel it wll collapse.
Enjoyable, but not worthy of Eleven's tenure.
3 days, 22 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 3
@TardisBoy! Interesting, but you know, without having seen them for 5 years exterminating I expected a minor celebration of 50 years of exterminations.
From DaftDalek's personal comments archive: one of my first comments here!
This Day Of The Doctor is quite flawed:
1) The Zygon plot was left unresolved
2) The way the Time War was depicted didn't meet my expectations. I mean according to RTD "during the last days of the Time War millions were dying and being resurrected at the same time" and I'm sorry but what we got is nothing in comparison with what we had been told.
3) The Daleks didn't kill on screen ...again. It's the Time War, we had to see them killing!
4) I honestly believe the War Doctor should be a much darker character, someone who wouldn't mind killing and 10th and 11th would have trouble persuading him to change his mind
5) Not only the War Doctor, but also the episode itself should be darker. I understand Moffat chose a more celebratory mood to the episode, but it's the Doctor's darkest hour, there should be a somehow sombre mood at least in a part of the episode.
6) The way Daleks were beaten was unsatisfactory. I mean seriously they were all killed by shooting each other beacause Gallifrey disappeared? It seems improbable. Anyway, I believe RTD, would do more justice to this, not because I prefer him over Moffat (although I do, but that's not the point) but beacause after all Time War was his creation.
So, how much does it get?
10/10, because none of the previous really mattered. The Doctors' chemistry was phenomenal, the dialogue fantastic, the effects stunning, the references pure fan-pleasing, Billie Piper was at her best, the Capaldi and Tom Baker cameos supreme surprises and the moment where all the Doctors united to save Gallifrey incredible! Congrats to everyone who participated in the creation of this episode. It really made the 23rd of November an even better day than it already was!
Wow. One year later (and something) still phenomenal.
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @DaftDalek is the Aphex Twin Doctor @TardisBoy! I see more flaws, but my rating system is based on how I felt, so it's still a 10 for me.
The Name Of The Doctor 9/10 (18th)
The Day Of The Doctor 10/10 (10th)
The Time Of The Doctor 8/10 (63rd)
@TardisBoy! I see flaws, but it feels perfect.
@SonicTheHedgehogRules @DaftDalek is the Aphex Twin Doctor They seem pretty similar to me despite some differences. I've always thought the anime creators got inspiration from them. But as I said they really are awesome and able to terrify a generation or two.
4 days, 17 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 2
@SonicTheHedgehogRules Fun fact: The Cybermen from this anime were going to be used in an unmade episode in 1993, the Dark Dimesion. Google them. They're awesome.
4 days, 18 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 2
The Crimson Horror is great. It's silly. And weird. And tragic at the same time. Which makes it weirder. There is a mother using and torturing her daughter. And the main villain is a prehistoric slug. There is experimenting on humans. And then there is the Doctor snogging Jenny because... because... ehhh... I don't know. Ask him. But, all in all, it's a great and fun adventure and one of the best Gatiss stories.
Finally, Ada is awesome. I love her to bits. One of the best guest characters ever.
@YaelMoise @DaftDalek is the Aphex Twin Doctor @supermoff, defender of The Time of the Doctor @Notsosmartguy @MrRazza is going all Craig Revel Horwood Worms are going to protest for equality and representation of their views in the YaelMoise parliament.
4 days, 19 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 2
@YaelMoise @supermoff, defender of Hide @Notsosmartguy @MrRazza is going all Craig Revel Horwood Worms seem to disagree.
4 days, 20 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 2
You know what? Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS is awesome. Or at least better than what most people think. It's visually fantastic. The TARDIS is definitely a surrealistic wonderland as it should. And believe it or not, I find the Van Baalen subplot very interesting (I know, what kind of magic is this?). Also the Time Zombies was a very clever and original idea for a monster. The Doctor faking the TARDIS self-destruction is pretty out of character. But damn, the rest of the story is damn good. (that's right, two damns.)
@YaelMoise @Notsosmartguy @MrRazza is going all Craig Revel Horwood @DaftDalek is the Aphex Twin Doctor But... but, they are both very entertaining in their own ways.
@Notsosmartguy @MrRazza is going all Craig Revel Horwood @DaftDalek is the Aphex Twin Doctor JUST ONE ">".
@MrRazza is going all Craig Revel Horwood @DaftDalek is the Aphex Twin Doctor Russell messed up the plot. :(
Disclaimer: I don't dislike it.
Journey to The Centre of the Earth (the book) > Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS > Journey's End > Journey Blue
Because I love making silly comparisons.
@Malohkeh will sell soul for Big Finish CDs @DaftDalek is the Aphex Twin Doctor @Notsosmartguy Exactly.
@Notsosmartguy @DaftDalek is the Aphex Twin Doctor The key word is good.
@Malohkeh will sell soul for Big Finish CDs @DaftDalek is the Aphex Twin Doctor Me, I just can't swallow it. It was such a facepalm and "WHY???" moment. A huge missed opportunity if you ask me.
Hide is one of the scariest of New-Who. It didn't help that I first watched it alone when everyone else was asleep, I guess. It had a brilliant setting, a genuinely creepy atmosphere and brilliant acting. So, it was fantastic, but once the too sci-fi plot (with the pocket universe and all) started to unravel, the episode started to go downhill. Especially, the awful love story ending managed to strip the episode off any menace. This had so much potential and while it's still very enjoyable, it's just a shame it didn't reach it.
@Malohkeh will sell soul for Big Finish CDs @DaftDalek is the Aphex Twin Doctor @Antee991166 Allow me then to fix it:
*rest of the fans apart from Malohkeh :P
@Antee991166 Day: OMG, so awesome, such a fantastic way to celebrate the 50th
Time: 65% of the fans: so sad, I cried.
rest of the fans: so crowded, anticlimatic, full of cop-outs.
4 days, 21 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 2
Just a hashtag passing by...
@Malohkeh will sell soul for Big Finish CDs Artie was OK, but Angie is a study in how NOT to write children characters.
@Clara Bosswald, defender of Series 6. Just got reminded by your avatar. I have never really watched Star Trek, but R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy...
Hide 8/10 (66th)
Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS 8/10 (53rd)
The Crimson Horror 8/10 (48th)
Nightmare In Silver 5/10 (95th)