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@EternalDoctor Last second half series it felt like the guest writers were afraid at writing Clara. As though they didn't want to tread on Moffat's feet (impossible girl arc). Perhaps this collaboration might be a good thing as any fear at writing a character won't come across as approaching bland.
1 week, 2 days ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed
What I dislike about the article is: Mentioning Clara might be leaving the show. "...but everyone agrees it is a part that should change after a period." For some reason, that quote comes across as being bitchy. I really hate the tone of that line. "It was very much a mutual decision." is also bitchy. "It’s important to keep the series moving and fast-paced..." and again. What I HATE about these sort of stories is that it can never be confirmed. But, when the actor ISN'T leaving, and they see these stories, how will it affect them? Will it plant the idea in their heads. Will they think "Oh, maybe I ought to leave?" I wished people didn't care. Why can't we have these episodes where the companion leaves the show unexpectedly. Knowing ahead of time ruins the enjoyment. The Pond's Leaving Episode wasn't "Oh, will the Ponds make it out alive?" No, it's was "SPOT THE DEATH!" Felt almost like if Doctor Who did an episode based on Final Destination.
1 week, 4 days ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
Personally, I find it annoying when I know the Doctor is not in any peril. If an episode puts the Doctor in danger, you know he will make it out alive (unless the Actor is said to be leaving). It kind of ruins the tension. It means that the Doctor has to face a different sort of threat for it to be riveting viewing. As annoying as the ambiguity is, and how much we'd love Capaldi to stay on forever and ever, especially doing more than one series, this uncertainty means that the writers can put the Doctor in dangerous situations, and you wonder if he's going to end up regenerating or not.
1 week, 6 days ago on Capaldi Unclear on Series 9 Return
The woman in the shop could just be Riversong. You know how good she is at ensuring events happen as they planned (giving the book to Amy to type up to ensure the destiny trap). I mean, there's a good reason why Clara didn't recognise River during the "meeting" during Name of. How many faces of shop assistants do you actually recognise if you've only seen them once? I think when the "Spoilers" about how Clara and River could still be connected is addressed, the shop will be too.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Future of Clara Oswald
I would imagine he would stay in the role as long as he physically can.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Capaldi Signed Up For Doctor Who Series 9?
@Planet of the Deaf I loved that dialogue. The Doctor feels sharp again. There's a Tyrioness to how he used the English* language there. *Assuming that's English and not the Tardis translating Gallifreyan to English to everyone in the near area.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on BBC News Series 8 Preview Featuring Into the Dalek Clips
Perhaps a documentary about how it got ressurected? I don't think it needs much beyond an acknowledgement and appreciation of the people who worked hard to convince the right people to recommission the series.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on No 10th Anniversary Special For New Who?
@AlexandraShepiro It will appear at some point on Youtube in official or unofficial form.
3 weeks ago on Moffat: Big Plans For Future Online Episodes
I think Capaldi is rather handsome. There's something about those owl-like eyes and eyebrows.Maybe I'm a closet furry.
3 weeks ago on Capaldi Doesn’t Expect to be a Heartthrob Doctor
Not really. But, if it's a way to gauge how profitable it might be to do a feature length Doctor Who film again, I don't oppose it. Generates hype etc...
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Does Deep Breath Really Deserve a Theatrical Release?
"In the case of The Doctor" - I realised this might be misunderstood. Since The Doctor is so Old, is a Timelord, and we never know how their appearances gets chosen during a regeneration, there's a good chance that somehow, the appearance of one of his regenerations might resemble a "face" that has existed before. Since the criteria is a closely-similar face, the probability is much higher compared to an identical face (hence why the three faces many look different (age wise or make up application).
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Capaldi’s Familiar Face Addressed in a Low-key Way
Genes affects our physical appearance, as does environmental influences. Eventually, due to the laws of probability, you will have two faces that look similar enough. In the case of The Doctor, you may even have three faces. I think the explanation is down in the idea of somethings are not infinite. In a universe of space and time that is infinite in vastness, you will get some repetitions.
@floppy_who I'm sort of a Goth but I wear brown and green. Colours are just colours. If you like a colour, wear it. Perhaps some people feel like they need to express their fandom in that way. You can express fandom for things in anyway. There is no right or wrong way (apart from murder etc...)
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Zoe Saldana Wants Doctor Who Role
@Master Michael Moon Because people got really mad that went they made the Game of Thrones TV series (written by an American Author) they casted none-American actors.
Sort of how a new Doctor might etch the first face he sees in his mind. Actors who play only one character which I see for a long time becomes that character in my mind. I will always see David Tennant as The Doctor even if he's playing something else.
1 month, 1 week ago on McGann: Charles Dance Would Be a Great Master
He would be a good Master. I'm just worried that I'd see him as "Tywin Lannister" and not "The Master" as I have not seen CD awarely anywhere else. It would be like if Maisey who plays Arya played a future companion or The Rani. I would see Arya.
The trailer feels successfully edgey. Usually when something tries to be cool or edgy, it ends up looking like a parody or something dragged from the 90s. I like this trailer. It's interesting and has a style to it which I like. The tone feels ambiguous and complex.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer
It would be interesting if splinter Clara is relevant to the episode. Does Clara have memories of all her splinters? Or is she ignorant about their experiences? If she retains memories, would she have knowledge of Victorian Life which would be useful? Perhaps, meet Victorian friends again.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Series 8: Deep Breath First Look
If Daleks are involved, it'd be interesting to see Clara's reaction to them. How much does she know about her splinter encounter?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Dalek Story Details for Series 8?
Child Actors always concern me. I hope they're more like Maisey who plays Arya from GoT (human) and less "standard expected how children are meant to be like". Good writing should help this.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Series 8: Frank Cottrell Boyce Confirmed
I wouldn't mine Weeping Angel Chess. A range of chess sets are being sold. The pieces are made from stone. However, it is said the pieces look different when you're not looking. Basically it's a plot where the Angels are slowly and sillitly infiltrating planets by posing as chess pieces.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Are the Big Enemies Being Overused?
@Amy is Hannibal Vashta Nerada in an abandoned mining town which is enveloped in eternal fog. Instead of keep out of the shadows, you have to keep out of the fog...
@Richy Woo Sounds like Game of Thrones.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave
@Seaborn W Deadman HP Lovecraft wrote a short story exploring that theme. To tell you which one would be a spoiler.
2 months ago on Series 8 Airdate Confirmed, New Trailer & Image
At least we won't get any trailers exclusive for Comic Con which... are annoying for those who don't attend.
2 months ago on No Doctor Who Panel At San Diego Comic-Con 2014
I felt like it raised interesting ideas and questions but never answered them or explored them. "Wouldn't it be great if there was a cult of people who saw something spiritual in this event? Well there is but all we'll do is mention it in passing and never bring it up again. So use your imaginations smart people!"
It felt stretched. It wasn't a joy watching individual episodes because it felt so stretched. Some episodes were great in their own right (the first episode was a great start). That's what's so frustrating. It felt stretched, yet they had a pool of ideas and concepts to draw from to bulk it up a bit.
I didn't like how randy Jack was. I know he's a very sexually active person, but showing us him being sexually active didn't add anything. It was like "so um, ok, I'll just awkwardly sit here watching you have sex whilst the plot pauses.Ok"
Characters were great, except for the homophobic person. The only thing I can remember about him was his love interest and his homophobia. Either I'm someone who can only remember people's flaws or relationships, or he was written poorly. I was annoyed at the last few scenes because I thought "Oh God, they're fishing for another series. This story isn't entirely tied up. Am I going to have to endure another series just to get complete closure?" The format of this post is weird because for some reason I cannot use the Enter/Return key for a new line. It's this or wall of text.
2 months ago on Is Torchwood: Miracle Day Unfairly Criticised?
A mini series would be awesome. Like a set of three 1hr/1.5hr episodes. It would give a different flavour from the main show.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on McGann Signed Petition for 8th Doctor Spin-off
I'm oblivious to Foxes and I want to keep it that way until the episode airs. I don't want my expectation of the episode to be affect by any prejudgement. Adding any more would contradict what I've just said about no preshow judgement :>
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The Fox in the Box: Thoughts on Foxes’ Casting
@Planet of the Deaf It was an inappropriate kiss. It wasn't a kiss like he did on Rory which was a spur of emotion & being alien. Jenny's kiss was full on romanticism. I think he was very aware of what he was doing, and it was wrong.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Sexism and Doctor Who: The Truth
The reason I have long spaces is that for some reason, I the text box doesn't recognise me pressing Enter or Return for a new line. So.... I just leave a lot of spaces to denote new paragraph. It's that or wall of text.
I don't think Moffat is sexist. The Bechdel Test isn't there to grade how sexist something is. It was meant to show how female characters in media seemed to only talk about guys or to guys at the time. Pacific Rim apparently failed the test even though it had a very strong female characters. Anything that might imply Moffat is sexist really means Moffat isn't great at writing more than one type of female character. He can write a female character that isn't "sexually confident and flirtatious", but he generally does. That's just not great writing more than anything. Being sexist would be endorsing misogynistic attitudes. Sexism is a problem. It's a huge problem. It's a major problem. It's sown so deep into culture across the world that it makes it hard to notice it sometimes. The #YesAllWomen hashtag of the past week shows how much of a problem it is even just outside of our own front door step. Is Doctor Who guilty of being sexist at the moment? No. But it would be foolish to not be careful about portraying things sexistly in the future. Moffat isn't sexist, but people accuse him of being sexist. That suggests to me that there's a need to write more female characters that aren't rehashed Riversong. Even though Moffat isn't sexist, I still don't like The Doctor kissing Jenny in the Crimson Horror. The Doctor did it without consent. True Victoria Clara kissed The Doctor without his consent in The Snowmen, but starting to talk about from a male PoV detracts from the point of the female PoV.
@MaraBackman Sarcasm: I think it's prejudice that we haven't had grizzly and stubbly looking generic white man character for the Doctor yet. That character exists in almost every other medium and show as the main character. I'm adopting the Elcor approach to text communications since sarcasm in text is hard to identify, and point out it's sarcasm is often quite obnoxious.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Moffat Clarifies “Ugly Doctors” Comments
@Notsosmartguy the Superior Venom @TheOncomingHurricane @Calebxy @Gustaff I recommend Googling "Moffat Rocks Tumblr". They have a great Tumblr page.
@Notsosmartguy the Superior Venom @Calebxy I think people (the minority involved in media correspondents) care more about male characters being attack than a female character. And the Martian Manhunter isn't even a human so they probably care a little more. Yes #YesAllWomen has rubbed off on me and I am not ashamed.
I think the over reaction is a symptom of society putting the ideal concept of beauty on a pedestal. So if you ever dare describe someone as (God forbid) *unconventionally* attractive you are "of course" describing them as "pig ugly". HEADLINE SATURDAY 31ST OF MAY 2014: STEVE WILLIS SAYS ALL PIGS ARE UGLY.
I don't know who Foxes is. So that'll be good since I won't have any pre-judgement or pre-assumptions going on before I see the episode. If it was a "newish" female singer like Jessie J or Katy B I would have some "really...?" feelings. Since I haven't enjoyed listening to Radio 1 since Chris Moyles left and then Sara Cox, I've already came to terms that I am not "youth" anymore.
3 months ago on Foxes Cast in Series 8
A series would involve long arcs and may include plot seeds to exploit in future series. If the series doesn't get renewed, you get a half-baked "tie off" (like Heroes). I would prefer a mini-series (like the recent Jonathan Creek) where it's like a trilogy of big episodes. I'm worried a series might have bloat in it, or murder any canon for 8th's other adventures in sound/words.
3 months ago on Campbell-Jones Wants McGann Spin-Off
I can now understand the reasonings. But I still think of the scene was a convenient way to include two past companions in one scene as to save on running time. However, it is nice that there is this off-screen narrative that kinda does justify the reasoning. From an Audience perspective, it feels strange that Martha was engaged (and maybe got married), but then broke up with her fiancé and married Micky (which is not a strange thing). It was just an expected surprise. I think by the time of the last series and special, we have sort of subconsciously grew accustomed of off-screen events. Especially since Clara travels with the Doctor one day a week, and The Doctor had numerous off-screen adventures with River in the prison. We are now aware that so much can and has happened off-screen that learning Clara has now completed a PGCE and is now a full-time English teacher is not a shock. The bigotry accusation is complete BS. I feel like there are people in the world who explicitly looks for things that feature none-white characters/women or none-heterosexual people and blatantly accuse them of the corresponding bigotry terms. Which is an irony. Accusing RTD of being Racist for marrying off two characters of similar skin colour is being racist. It's probably due to that thing where people tend to project their negative traits onto others. If someone accuses everyone of being untrustworthy, they themselves are very likely untrustworthy. That, but with bigotry.
3 months ago on The Matrimony of Mr and Mrs Smith
I didn't find Tennant Sexy... He was amazing fun though.
3 months ago on Doctor Who Could Have Ended With Tennant
It seems teasers are now a thing. At least it's a flashier and more hypery way to giving away the air date. We need to learn now that "teaser trailer" is very short and often abstract as to not avoid disappointment.
3 months ago on Series 8 Confirmed for August, First Teaser Trailer
@Warisfiller In my personal experience and observations, it's difficult to convince others of your opinion if you're insulting them. Jelly Baby.
3 months, 1 week ago on Moffat: Day Was My Most Difficult Script Ever
I enjoy Room 101 but I don't know if it is because of Frank Skinner. I'll be interested to see what's he's like.
3 months, 1 week ago on Frank Skinner Cast in Series 8
I loved Donna as a character. She got under my skin when she was brash, but she mellowed out by the end of the Christmas episode. You got to see her develop positively throughout series 4. My only problem is I don't know why we needed to know about Donna in The End of Time. Her scenes didn't add anything. The only thing that added was seeing her successful Marriage, it gave us some closure. She may have unravelled, but at least we assume she'll have a happy human life. I am not keen on Catherine Tate though. I don't enjoy how when Science Fiction is brought up on TV conversations with her that she mocks it. It's probably done out of humour, but it's quite distasteful given she's been part of it (Science Fantasy Adventure). Especially since all other NeWho companion actors show they have a respect for that Genre if they aren't keen on it. Jenna says that she was"deprived the privilege of watching the show" before she was cast which is a polite thing to say. She's honest that she didn't know much about it, but she didn't insult it either. She was respectful.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on “Well isn’t that Wizard!” The Many faces of Donna Noble
I'm sorry Moffat, but Peter Capaldi is a very attractive person. Perhaps the term "handsome" is wrong. Handsome implies social norm to dictate how physical attractiveness looks like.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Moffat: Handsome Actors don’t suit the Doctor
The Vashta Nerada could have a series long easter-egg arc before they are finally revealed later in the series.occasionally through episodes you see objects with more than one shadow or shadows appearing and disappearing. Nothing out of the ordinary. Then it turns out that the Vashta Nerada have been stalking the Doctor for months. In my mind that sounds awesome, but then I realise the question "Why would they do that?". And then my idea falls flat. But I like the idea of shadows appearing and disappearing. Perhaps have them as Creepy Easter eggs.
4 months ago on 5 New Who Monsters in Need of a Return
Midnight isn't necessarily interesting for children of a certain age. Young children would find it freak because the woman gets possesed and two characters get killed. But as like a 11 year old or older, there isn't much monster. It's all human nature and sounds and implied fear. For a "monster of the week" stance it's quite disappointing as you never see the beast (which makes it so good in a different way). I haven't seen the episode since I was that kid who only wanted to see things like the Reapers or Ood, so my memories of it is slodgey. Good chance my opinion would change if I saw it again.
4 months ago on Midnight in Perspective
Oswin Oswald eclipses my problems I have with the episode. I was too excited and intrigued with that character to pay attention with anything else. Which probably isn't good writing that the surprise overshadowed the episode itself.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Unpopular Opinion: Asylum of the Daleks
@Moxx And owls are probably the creepiest looking birds in all of evolution.
5 months ago on Series 8 Filming: Capaldi’s Sonic & A New Monster
I didn't vote because I couldn't decide which was best of Matt *performing* since my enjoyment of the episode would have affected my opinion.
5 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: Results (12-06)
@Seaborn W Deadman I would find it annoying that they thought it was more suitable to make the Master have a female form, than introduce an existing villainous timelord who is female (The Rani).
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Major Series 8 Villain Revealed?