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@NameOfDoctorHere Trenzalore was a minor skirmish compared to the Time War
1 day, 3 hours ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”
@The Living Angel / is Regenerating It has absolutely got nothing to do with being a troll or a so called ''Moffat hater'', there are people out there who are genuinely concerned about the future of their favourite show. Now i don't believe that ''Doctor Who'' is in any danger of being cancelled any time in the near future, it is enjoying unparalled success worldwide for the first time in it's history, but there seems to be a steady decline in viewing figures in it's country of origin [ the UK ] .and that, along with the decrease in AI ratings may be enough to cause concern for the BBC. ''Doctor Who'' may be one of the BBC's biggest cash cows, but it also cost's the BBC a lot of money to produce it each year, and contrary to popular belief, the money BBC Worldwide make through the sale of DW merchandise is not ploughed back into the show. In my personal opinion, Series 8 has been one of the best series of the revived era, so far, but it would appear that something isn't quite clicking with the mainstream TV audience, perhaps they are just getting bored by the show's concept [ 9 years is a long shelf- life for any modern TV drama series , especially a Sci - Fi / fantasy series ] , or maybe it is just a trend that is affecting the majority of television in the early 21st century, but if the trend continues over the next few years, i fear the BBC may consider it's options, like reducing a series to three or four seasonal specials each year , because international viewers, what you have to remember is the BBC is a publicly funded, state owned corporation , not a commercially run business, and it has to answer to the people that fund it [ ie the UK TV Licence payers] and justify where that money is being spent, and if the public believes that the show is in decline , and a worrying decrease in viewing figures over the next few years could certainly lead some to believe that to be the case, the BBC could justify either cancelling it altogether or significantly reduce it's output .I apologise if i seem to be coming across as negative or pessimistic , i am just trying to be realistic. I love this show with a passion
3 days, 2 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@CatPerson I think the Next Time trailers should return to the end of the credits. I realise they are positioned where they are to grab the attention of the casual viewer, before they switch channels, but i feel they don't give the viewer enough time to reflect on an episodes conclusion, before they are showing us details of what's coming next ? The coda with Missy at the end of tonight's episode is a good example. I really didn't have enough time to get my head around that arc- centric scene before my brain was processing wolves and Tigers, and a return to the end of credits Next Time Trails would give those viewers, who wish to go into every episode as '' in the dark'' as they possibly can in today's day and age, the chance to flip channels before the Trailer is shown
4 days, 4 hours ago on Next Time: In the Forest of the Night
Wow, what a totally fantastic episode. Jamie Mathieson is shaping up to be a writer who is totally blowing the competition out of the water. I think we may have found the natural successor to Steven Moffat. The last two episodes of ''Doctor Who''have been ,in my opinion the strongest of an-already brilliant series. Mr. Mathieson you are more than welcome to return to script-writing duties for the next series [ Moffat, commission him now, and don't let him go anywhere ] Capaldi and Jenna were both on top form as usual, with a small, but strong supporting cast 10/10
4 days, 5 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
@ Notsosmartguy @supermoff is on the Orient Express...in space! @TARDlSkey That is because everybody has their own pre-conceived idea's about their ''definitive'' version of ''Doctor Who'', and sometimes an episode/ story may fall short of that, when in reality this show is truly unique in that it can encompass any fictional genre. ''Doctor Who'' will never please all the fans, all the time, but as long as it is entertaining most of us, most of the time, and more importantly the general mainstream TV audience, we shouldn't worry too much about the dissenters
1 week, 5 days ago on Poll: Lights On or Lights Off?
@gavinbarsby Indeed it was. Adelaide Brooke's grand-daughter, Suzy-Fontana Brooke was inspired by her grand-mother's death and the mysterious tragic events on Bowie Base One on Mars in 2059, that lead her to pilot Earth's first light-speed ship beyond Earth's solar-system to Proxima Centauri in 2089. Adelaide herself,was inspired to travel out into space by the events of Earth being moved to the Medusa Cascade and the subsequent Dalek invasion of Earth in 2009, in which both her parents were lost. It was probably the events of ''Kill The Moon'' in 2049 that re-ignited humanity's interest in space exploration. There is indeed a conversation in ''The Waters of Mars'' between the Doctor and Adelaide that ties in to the events of Saturday's episode, in which Adelaide recounts how difficult life has been back on Earth during the first half of the 21st century. ''40 years of Hell'' she describes it with the Ozone, climate and oil apocalypse nearly driving humanity to the verge of extinction, so i doubt that space exploration was very high on the population's agenda until the early 2050's , when they presumably rebooted the Mars Programme . It is very pleasing to see this subtle continuity running through the revived era of the show
2 weeks, 3 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Kill the Moon
@Jawsey @wolfinwoods Nothing wrong with farting aliens, and at least their bodily gas expulsion was given a rational explanation within the narrative. And furthermore , the kids love a good fart gag
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon
I think i'm most looking forward to the four episodes written by the newbies, Harness, Mathesion and Cottrell-Boyce. You never know, one of them may be the next showrunner ? All their episodes look extremely interesting. Anyhow, it's been a great series so far, and i'm positive the second half will not disappoint
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Poll: Your Most Anticipated Series 8 Story (Eps 7-12)
@shyx111 @Doolin2709 If it was not for the success of Series 2, with the mainstream television audience in the UK in 2006, i very much doubt we would be here, discussing the virtues of Series 8 in 2014. Like it or not, there is no denying that Tennant's first series really cemented the revived show into the British psyche and made ''Doctor Who'' one of the most popular drama series on TV, and Rose was a very important part of the first two series success
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss The Caretaker
''Maybe he started hating soldiers since all that happened in the war [ on Trenzalore ] was destruction''- well, maybe, but surely the Doctor's been around the block enough times to realise that soldiers are not brain-washed killing machines who only sign on to satisfy their blood lust. In my experience, the vast majority who enlist in the armed services, do so as a valid career choice and to learn a trade that will serve them in ''civvy street''. I do hope that Steven Moffat is planning to take this somewhere within the series narrative as i don't believe the Doctor's demonization of people who put their lives on the line to serve their country as a wise move, especially as we are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War 1 during 2014 [ unless of course, there's some connection ?] Anyhow i will wait until i have watched Saturday's episode until i pass judgement on what could well prove to be a controversial issue ?
3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Caretaker Advance Review
@VictorWong1 There was also the message that accompanied preview copies of the episode that kindly asked the reviewer not to mention the identity of the boy [ the Doctor ] or the fact that we visit Gallifrey in this episode, in their press previews. I would have thought that this request would have originated from the show's production team ?
1 month ago on Listen: Breaking the Time Lock?
@ilyootha @Planet of the Deaf @yoshfiction @stargazer0118 @YaelMoise ....Or perhaps the 42nd Century SB6 spacesuit that Orson was wearing during his ill fated time shoot was yet another ''family heirloom '' inherited from a certain great-grandfather [ Danny ] who may have acquired it from his possible travels with the Doctor ?
1 month ago on DWM: Things will never be the same again after Kill the Moon
@supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... @Planet of the Deaf @TheNightmareChild @ Notsosmartguy: Time Thievious Racoonus The only way we could revisit favourite story's, or past adventure's we had never seen was to read the Target novelizations . I spent a good part of my childhood during the 1970's with my head stuck inside a ''Doctor Who'' novel. Very few ''Doctor Who'' episodes were ever repeated in those dark day's, if you missed it on it's transmission, then that was it, and these were the day's long before VHS video recorders became standard Home Entertainment tec
1 month, 1 week ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
@Ottoman14 Perhaps, but remember, there was a lot of people who said that the John Hurt Doctor being the incarnation who fought in the Time War, was too obvious for Moffat, but the thing with Moffat is that sometimes the answers are right in front of us, hidden in plain sight....so maybe ?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 12 Great Moments From Robot of Sherwood
I commened the BBC for their decision to cut the scene in light of the terrible events recently, both in the Middle East and London, as it's inclusion could have been interpreted by some as insensitive and distasteful and would give the likes of The Daily Mail even more ammunition to attack the Corporation . I guess if we had never been informed that the episode had been edited to cut out the scene, we would have been none the wiser, so i don't really see the point of making a big issue out of it [ material always get cut- sometimes at the 11th hour- usually due to running time ] Interestingly enough, other UK channels don't seem to have any problems in broadcasting topically sensitive material, i watched a repeat of the ''Top Gear'' Middle East Special on the digital channel Dave this evening, in which Jeremy Clarkson proudly stated that he had been in Iraq for three day's and so far he hadn't been shot at, blown up or beheaded on the internet yet. Now i know that particular episode was originally broadcast by the Beeb about 4 years ago, but i found the UK Television Network's decision to show that particular episode- considering JC's comment- to be very insensitive and ill-considered , so i applaud the BBC and the shows producer's for their decision
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Robot of Sherwood: What Was Cut
It's a great testament to the show that children are becoming interested in these historical figure's because they're featured in episodes of ''Doctor Who'', it's kind of staying faithful to it's original 1963 remit of being semi-educational adventure story's
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Why I Love… Celebrity Historicals
I believe Series 9 will be Moffat's final series as showrunner. I know Moffat is a serious DW fanboy and to be head-writer for a series that you love must be ''the ultimate job'', but i suspect that as a writer there are other things that he would want to do, other than ''Doctor Who''. With the success of both ''Who'' and ''Sherlock'' in the U.S., it is only a matter of time before the Hollywood executives come calling for his talent, if they haven't already, and who here would want to deny him the opportunity to work on a big studio project. It will be a sad day when he does decide to eventually step down, but that day will come and then it's just the small matter of just who will replace him? Do the BBC select someone already within the series writing pool, or do they look further afield to a writer with a good knowledge of the show and a proven track record of making good television?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
@supermoff of Sherwood @Master Michael Moon @NicholasHunter I personally couldn't agree with you more, because i can't see who is going to take over when Moffat does eventually decide to step down. During the RTD era, Moffat was the only script-writer that Davies never hesitated in inviting back each year because his scripts stood out from the rest and became all-time ''classics'' amongst the fandom, he was the natural and the obvious choice to succeed the big Welshman, but at this moment in time, with no disrespect to any of the wonderful writers that have written for the show, there is no one writer, that has stood out during the Moffat era, like Moffat himself, stood out during the Davies tenure. So while i'm personally looking at a Phil Ford / Toby Whithouse partnership, i will also be looking carefully at Jamie Mathieson's two scripts towards the end of the series. I really do hope that Steven Moffat does stay for another few series, but i feel the call from Hollywood is inevitable
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Next Time: Robot of Sherwood
@bringmeknitting @TheOncomingHurricane @Moxx Actually, in it's defence ''The Stolen Earth / Journey's End'', a story that's often slated and derided by some, finished well within the top 20% of all-time fan favourites in the recent DWM poll at No. 35 [ out of the 241 story's that had been broadcast at the time of the poll ] with a highly respectable average rating of 82. 10%. I know these episodes aren't every body's cup of tea, but to state that they are generally disliked by the fandom is well of the mark. Remember, the views of some ,not just on this site, but on the internet in general, are just personal opinions and don't reflect the views of the wider fan base
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Into the Dalek UK Ratings
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! I've always had a bit of a problem with the whole ''crack in time'' thing erasing the events of ''The Stolen Earth''. I realise Moffat only used that as a plot device to basically give him a clean slate when he graduated to become the new showrunner, but those events [ Earth being transported to the Medussa Cascade and the subsequent Dalek invasion ] are connected to key events in the show's mythology ie the Dalek invasion and the loss of her parents was a driving factor in Adelaide Brooke becoming a pioneer in space exploration and her death in 2059 and the destruction of Bowie Base One on Mars [ a fixed-point in time ] would go on to inspire her grand-daughter to follow in her footsteps and become the first human to pilot a light-speed ship beyond our solar system, thus leading to humanity's expansion across the galaxies. Now i realise that time has a habit of ''compensating'' when events get altered, but i just don't buy that such a key story [ which events were referenced in both ''Torchwood'' and ''The Sarah Jane Adventures''] would just be eradicated, i mean, did the crack erase every past alien invasion of Earth? And if the Crack erased the events of the series 4 Finale, then surely the Paradigm Daleks would never have been created, because they were brought into being by the ''Ironsides'', the only survivors from the Medussa Cascade? Aaghh, bloody Temporal Mechanics, i can never keep it straight in my head
1 month, 3 weeks ago on 12 Great Moments From Into the Dalek
@TheNightmareChild is LISTENing! @Mary Sue's Vertue During the scene when Clara slaps the Doctor
Nice to hear Murray Gold use a variation of the haunting '' The Doctor's Theme'' during the episode, a staple theme during the Eccleston and early Tennant era's, before ''The Doctor Forever'' became Tennant's signature and ''I am the Doctor'' and ''The Majestic Tale of a Mad Man in a Box'' became Smith's identifying themes
Personally i don't really see the point of comparing the two story's, they are both very different takes on post-Regeneration by the same writer [ Steven Moffat ] and both are very unique in there own right. Both episodes needed to achieve different things. 'The Eleventh Hour' was the story that not only had to establish a brand new Doctor, introduce a new companion and basically re-establish the show under a brand new production team. That episode had little time to waste convincing , not only the fandom but the mainstream TV audience that Matt Smith WAS the Doctor. considering the popularity of his predecessor , so it's pace was frenetic from the outset. 'Deep Breath' on the other hand faced an equally tricky job of establishing an older actor [ Capaldi ] into a role that had been occupied for the best part of a decade by younger '' pin-up'' Doctor's, but in this episode Moffat could use the established companion Clara, to ease the audience into this new incarnation, and with it's extended run-time, had the luxury to tell a story that could pause for breath. I love both episodes [ along with 'Rose' and 'The Christmas Invasion' ] because of there obvious differences , and each story has achieved it's primary aim in introducing very different versions of the Doctor and establishing a new direction for the show
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath
@Planet of the Deaf @Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! In Steven Moffat's series preview in The Radio Times, he states the story is set in the late 1890's, but no specific year is given
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Deep Breath: The Very Best of Clara Oswald
I have always believed that the Doctor's moral compass isn't as black and white as some may think. We know that the Doctor strives to be a ''good man'', but in the universe in which he exist's, it may not always be possible. He abhors violence, but we all know he is very capable of inflicting fatal retribution against his enemies, and he know's just what extremes he is capable of, and why he does really need someone to keep him in check and stop him. One only needs to look at the final day of the Time War. Now we all know the true outcome of that fateful day, but if the Doctor truly believed he was capable of using a weapon of galactic mass destruction to stop not only the Daleks, but his own people, [ which he did believe for 400 years ], then he must have it in him somewhere to commit such an act, even if it was, as he believed ''for the greater good''. Do i believe the Doctor pushed the Half-Face man, i honestly don't know. Do i believe that he could. Yes
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Whodunnit? The Fate of the Half-Face Man
@thelonelycenturion @Romanadvoratrelundar That is indeed correct, i remember when Big Finish were adapting story's from Colin Baker's ''lost season'', one of the audio drama's ''The Hollow's of Time'', i believe, originally featured the Master as the adversary in the story, but they were made to change the identity of the antagonist as the audio's release coincided with the broadcast of Tennant's swansong ''The End of Time'', which as you know featured the return of the Master
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Introducing Missy the “Gatekeeper”: Who is She?
@Exxilon5 Heaven my friend is 12 weeks of DOCTOR WHO, the first full run of episodes since 2010. Rejoice
2 months ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
@WhoLocked @NickyArmstrong That just proves that every new incarnation of the Doctor is indeed a ''new man'' with a completely separate persona from his previous incarnation[s]. What may be poison for the Eleventh Doctor may be nectar for twelve and tonight's episode demonstrated that
I thought the episode was a brilliant , an excellent debut for Capaldi's totally mad and slightly scary Doctor, a fine piece of writing from Steven Moffat, a cinematic feel given by director Ben Wheatley, and fantastic tour-de-force performances by Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman. A great story to introduce a new Doctor and era for the show, with a few intriguing hint's to the new series arc. i think we're in safe hand's with Capaldi......or are we? 9/10
@DWISCOOL100 I think it's probably a play on words, based upon ITV's '' Robin of Sherwood'' TV show from the 1990's
2 months ago on Robot of Sherwood BBC Synopsis
@sontaran17 @Stradiwhovius @supermoff @ShayHatchard1 BBC Worldwide have always released ''vanilla'' editions from every series since the show returned in 2005, prior to a full series box set release, whether these be 3-4 episode volumes, the part box sets of series 6 and 7 or standalone releases for the christmas specials or 50th anniversary. I don't personally see anything cynical or morally wrong with this, it just gives the fans a choice. Some may not be able to afford the £40 odd price for a complete box set in one go, so even though they may end up shelling out more in the long term, buying the individual releases is just a more financially viable option [ like buying anything from a mail- order catalogue, where you can spread the repayments] Some collectors will purchase the vanilla releases as well as the series box sets, and some people may wish to only purchase particular episodes .The way that i see it is at least they are giving fans the option, and while the money from spin off merchandise may not get ploughed directly back into the show, it at least proves to the ''money-men'' who run the BBC that DOCTOR WHO is a very profitable brand, and will continue to be as long as the show is in production
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Deep Breath Standalone DVD & Blu-Ray
@Danbito According to the War Doctor novel ''The Engines of War'', the Doctor has been fighting on the front lines of the Time War for around 400 years
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The Future of Multi-Doctor Stories
@TheOncomingStorm @Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @supermoff @The Outer Space K9 Personally I think RTD should be commended for doing something different with Tennant's regeneration. Regeneration is something we as fans take for granted, it is never as simple as changing your appearance. I imagine it can be a very traumatic experience, and in a way Ten's line ''everything I am is dead, and some new man goes sauntering away'' is true. Of course the Doctor knows that ''the story never ends'' and he will go on, but a successful regeneration is never a guarantee, and he has no idea what kind of person is going to emerge at the end of the process. Matt's line in ''Time'' that ''everything he is, just disappears , like the breath on a mirror'', is no different from Ten's statement. When the regeneration has completed, the Doctor is essentially a ''Stranger'' too himself, yes he still has his collective memories of all of his lives, he is still the Doctor, but apart from that, he has absolutely no idea who this new persona is, and that is the journey, we as the viewer share with the Doctor and companion. So yes, I did enjoy both Tennant's and Smith's regenerations, to me they're just opposite sides of the same coin, and for all those who may feel that Ten's exit was uncharacteristic for the Doctor, I simply put it down to the fact that he was alone and had no one to put on a ''brave face'' for , I mean even Eleven, during his final moments in ''Time'' was very sad to be going and a little scared too.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Why I Love the 11th Doctor’s Regeneration
@TheOncomingStorm @Notsosmartguy approves of female thor Actually I think it's the minority who dislike Rose. That dear child from a lowly council estate in SE London was voted as the shows 3rd most popular companion in the recent DWM poll conducted earlier this year Yes, she generates a lot of ''hate'' on the internet forums, but people who passionately dislike something within the fandoms are always a lot more vocal and can present the preconception that the majority of fans share their view-point, which is certainly not the case
3 months ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences
@Planet of the Deaf @Oodkind Yes, but it was their families that really paid the consequences of their daughters' association with the Doctor, especially Martha's family who were held prisoner and forced to witness the Master's atrocities. Remember Martha's warning to Donna in ''The Sontaran Stratagem'' ...''The Doctor is wonderful and brilliant, but stand too close and you might get burnt''.
@The8thDoctor @Rani Nose Actually the ''Five Doctors'' was broadcast in the U.K. on Friday 25th November 1983, as part of the ''Children In Need'' telethon , it was originally split into two parts and shown over one evening, although I do believe that ironically the 20th Anniversary special was actually broadcast in the U.S.A. on the 23rd, but those were the days long before the internet- so there was no danger of ''spoilers'' leaking. Sorry about being so pedantic
3 months ago on Will There Be a 10th Anniversary Special for the Revival?
@Chris502 @JArm1996 According to the ''Time Traveller's Almanac'' [ an official BBC book ] the Auton invasion depicted in the episode ''Rose'' occurred in the Queen's Arcade shopping mall on Thursday 4th March 2005. Perhaps Ellie Oswald died in hospital from injuries sustained in that attack the following day ?
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave
@SimonThorpe @Mary Sue's Vertue I never claimed it was all about RTD /Tennant or Piper, I myself have been a fan of this show since the early 1970's [Pertwee was my Doctor ] so I am fully aware that there is a lot more to this show than the modern revival, and in a previous post, i freely admitted that the ''Doomsday'' farewell scene was far from being the ''Greatest scene'' in Doctor Who's history, let alone the rest of Sci- Fi / Fantasy and Horror, but obviously a lot of fan's, both Whovian and mainstream, do like it. You have no way of knowing, that everyone who dislikes that scene grew up with the classic era , as i previously stated, i am myself a long-term fan of the series [ who kept the flame burning during the ''wilderness years'' ] and unlike some old school die-hards, had no problem adapting to the new, more character-based direction the show took upon it's revival. It felt modern and new, but it was still ''Doctor Who'', the show i fell in love with as a young child, so No, i am not some over-sensitive Tennant fan or Shipper who believes there is nothing more to this series than those two, and i fully acknowledge the contribution of every ''single'' person who has ever worked on this brilliant show, and yes, that includes Pip and Jane Baker
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Why the Doomsday Farewell is Not the Greatest
Steven Moffat recently said in an interview that ''Doctor Who'' hadn't really changed that much in the 9 years since it's return , but he said Series 8 would see the shows most radical shift in feel and tone, now what implications this has for the show, or whether this means Capaldi's era will be darker, I don't know, but ''Doctor Who'' is still fundamentally a family orientated TV show, going out on an early evening prime-time slot, so I wouldn't expect anything too dark or too graphic
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Should Doctor Who Adopt a Darker Tone?
@ClaireAbraham @Ollie Walton Harrod @Thesilence_1994 You've hit the nail on the head Claire. There seems to be a kind of hysteria amongst a certain section of the fandom concerning any kind of recognition for the RTD era, especially if it involves Rose, now I don't know if this is resonating from newer fans [ post 2010 ] who find it hard to accept that the Doctor really cared for someone prior to the Pond's [ similar to what Rose was like herself, when she met Sarah Jane ], or a lot of the fandom are just fickle, I don't know ? The recent polls in the DWM would suggest there is still a lot of love for that era, with story's like ''Army of Ghosts / Doomsday'', ''The Stolen Earth / Journey's End'' and ''The End of Time'' [ all three of which are regularly derided by fan's on this site ] all fairing well with above average Average Scores. Now everyone is entitled to their opinion and I personally love the Moffat era as much, if not more than the Davies era, but I do think there is a '' bandwagon'' effect amongst some fan's, especially when it comes to Rose and Ten bashing , which is one of the thing's about this fandom which is really sad to see, because even if you didn't like them, you cannot deny their contribution to making ''Doctor Who'' the truly fantastic programme that it is
@Malohkeh @Mary Sue's Vertue @Meh Meh Meh Meh Meh I won't argue with that, but the 1970's Jon Pertwee and early Tom Baker era's are my ''Golden Age''
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Doomsday Farewell Declared Greatest Sci-Fi Moment
@Meh Meh Meh Meh Meh There is also a corner of the fan base that are oblivious to anything that doesn't feature Eleven or the Pond's, and who foolishly believe that everything that is great about this show began in 2010
Okay, it may not be the greatest single scene in ''Doctor Who'' ever, let alone the entirety of Sci-Fi / fantasy and Horror, but it is certainly a very memorable and poignant moment. So why can't some people just be happy that ''Doctor Who'' has beaten off some serious competition to come out top in a magazine poll. Is it really worth throwing a hissy fit over ?
There's also an editing mistake in ''Hide''. When the Doctor is in that creepy forest in the pocket-universe, he has removed his bow tie, in the next scene as the Crooked Man is stalking him, he's suddenly wearing his bow tie once again, and then it's suddenly missing again. I realise that this is down to scenes being shot out of sync, re-shoots and editing blunders not picked up by the continuity editor, but once you notice it, you can't help not noticing it on revisits to the episode
4 months ago on WHOops! When Doctor Who Gets It Wrong
@Notsosmartguy @Mary Sue's Vertue As a Marvel fan my self I am very happy with the way they have developed the cinematic universe, with the end credit stingers and little ''easter eggs'' tying the universe together
4 months, 1 week ago on Yes, I’m a Whovian, but I’m one of the nice ones
At the end of the day a big corporation like the BBC doesn't give a hoot what the Whovian fandom think's of the show, they make up only a very small percentage of the overall viewing audience. What matter's to them is it's popularity amongst the wider television audience, and the show has proved to be very popular with mainstream non-genre viewer's under both RTD's and Steven Moffat's tenure's. Moffat himself once said that he doesn't make the show for the fans, he makes it for the other 100% of the viewers, and that is correct, because as a fandom we can sometimes act as if this show is our personal property, which it certainly is not, and the people who make this show, whether it be Moffat , or whomever takes over from him when he eventually steps down, should never pander to the wishes of the ''hardcore'' fandom . Marvel Studios will not be dictated to by the hardcore comic geeks and Peter Jackson will not be told ''what he can or can't do'' by the Tolkien purists, and that is right. Whoever is making ''Doctor Who'' has creative control and as long as people are tuning in week upon week, and it is receiving good positive feedback the BBC will continue to make it, and as a fan, that is all I care about PS Moffat is a brilliant and clever writer and we are blessed to have him as showrunner, but I will also add that RTD and David Tennant were definitely NOT overrated as some think, they were both fantastic
@HeyProfessor @The Exploding TARDIS Actually Gallifrey was never destroyed, because that was the whole basis for the ''Silence Will Fall'' story arc that has been running since Series 5, the Silence attempting to stop the Doctor reaching Trenzalore, answering the ''oldest question in the universe'' that was being asked by the Time Lords on the other side of the crack in time, in the pocket universe. The Silence were determined the question would never be answered, because they feared the Time War would begin again, should they return to the real universe
4 months, 1 week ago on Why Bringing Back Gallifrey is Wrong
On the subject of the Time War's fateful final day. there is one thing that still confuses me and that is, did Rassilon's plan to escape the time-lock and Gallifrey's prophesied destruction [ as seen in ''The End of Time'' ] precede the fall of Arcadia, or vice-versa, as in ''Day'' the General says ''the High Council's plans have failed, Gallifrey is still in the line of fire'' which would suggest to me that he was aware of those events, but in TEoT Rassilon and his cronies know that the Doctor is in possession of the Moment and are aware of his intentions to use it so they must have already received his ''Time Lords of Gallifrey, Daleks of Skaro..... No More '' message, which obviously came after Arcadia's destruction. Can anyone please clarify this for me?
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Why Bringing Back Gallifrey is Wrong
Absolutely love ''The End of Time''. A fitting end to a much loved Doctor . I loved this story when it was broadcasted over Christmas 2009, and my love for this story hasn't diminished in the four years that have passed. It wasn't just Tennant's swansong it was Davies's too, and even though it may have felt a bit overblown and a tad self-indulgent, I think we can excuse RTD for this . It's great to read a really positive article on this story
4 months, 2 weeks ago on The End of Time: Why it Needs More Love
@JPatterson2 I could not agree with you more, but the crux of the matter comes down to the fandom at the end of the day. I appreciate that not every person is going to love every episode of the show, but we should all be more tolerant and respectful of each other's views . ''Doctor Who'' is blessed by the fact that it isn't tied to a rigid formula like other Sci-Fi / fantasy shows, it has the freedom to tell any type of story, so their is no ''definitive'' version of ''Doctor Who'' and this is where the problem exists. The ''Moffat era'' is no more or no less ''Doctor Who'' than the ''RTD era'', and both modern era's are no more or no less significant than the Classic series. The fans need to realise that this wonderful show is like time itself, in a state of never ending flux, constantly evolving and changing , and as a fandom we should be celebrating these differences , and not bashing each other over the heads with them
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Dear Whovians…