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Er, I am criticising Moffat, hence the sarcasm. If criticising him was a crime I'd be in deep trouble
1 day, 4 hours ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
Honestly how dare fans criticise. I mean that episode about trees growing from nowhere whilst that kid ran around waving her hands in the air and then all the trees being burnt away without any people or humans being damaged was perfectly clear. You just listen to the sycophant Moffs a genius type of fan Steve.
1 day, 6 hours ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
Yes! And in the same episode we could have a male Rani who turns out to be the Docs Great Uncle! And maybe Sergeant Benton helping them as a comedy Cyberman!
3 days, 5 hours ago on “Jack & River Returns Would Have to be Seismic” – Moffat
Mmmmm, more like leave them wanting something with a bit more substance over style
Oh yeah, he was the one who wrote that story where the Cybermen were woefully under used and blown up at the end. Bit like Death in Heaven but without St Pauls.
3 days, 6 hours ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman
No it contained a huge red herring, with no pay off. Sorry but in my opinion it isn't genius, it's lazy writing. Clara like Moffat now needs to move on, she's been shredded in the Docs timeline, advised him what Tardis to steal, comforted him as a boy, been there through every regeneration we know of, saved Gallifrey, died a few times, boyfriends become a Cyberman who saved the world, it's too much!!!
4 days, 10 hours ago on Moffat Explains “Clara Who”
You don't need to mislead to avoid giving spoilers. The thing with the key was a dream, and the 'Clara never existed' was a throwaway line to the Dr Skarosa Cyberman who we never actually see again! Sorry but that's not genius, just a big build up to nothing
4 days, 18 hours ago on Moffat Explains “Clara Who”
What irked me was the big build up that all was not as it seemed with Clara, Missy saying my Clara, previews of DIH showing her saying Clara never existed, and then it all turned out to be nothing. There's a difference between teasing and misleading. But like the pic of a 60s Dalek in the Asylum and then we never see them.
4 days, 19 hours ago on Moffat Explains “Clara Who”
Not worried about the darkness, in fact bring it on. No it's the poor story telling, loose threads, obsession with Clara and poor use of classic baddies that gets me. Still Moffs a genius, he knows that so alls ok
1 week ago on Moffat on Criticisms that Doctor Who Is Too Dark
Sadly, looks like we'll be getting plenty more unexplained baffling and disappointing Moffat moments for the foreseeable future
1 week, 3 days ago on Capaldi Needed to “Slap the audience awake” – Moffat
Great piece of analysis. Throughout his era it's been one unanswered question after another. He has great ideas, but just doesn't know how to craft a story that brings everything together and gives a clever conclusion that isn't a timey wimey cop out. And to say intelligent fans will fill in the gaps in laughable. He really now is outstaying his time on the show, like most other Producers did after a few years on the classic series, he should move on and give someone else a go. He won't though because as recent comments show, he's his biggest fan and thinks he's as big as the show. Thank goodness that we at least have Capaldi to carry weak story's
1 week, 6 days ago on Steven Moffat: An Era of Forgotten Things
Oh god, so sychofantic. He may have ideas, but doesn't know how to craft a decent story
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Moffat Says He’s Not Running Out of Ideas Yet
He really is his biggest fan. Maybe he's too quick solving the narrative problem, hence the gaping plot holes and unanswered questions that he sometimes forgets to answer. But of course, how could I forget, intelligent fans help him out with these! He's outstaying his time and the show could become stale. Fortunately we've had a fantastic actor take on the lead role who carries weaker stories, but we need some real sci fi injected back into the show, what's Eric Saward up to these days?
Totally agree too. I'm sick of no background to stories, poorly crafted stories, stories that rely on the fans to plug the gaping holes, and too much focus on companions home life. Also sick of classic monsters being made nice, friendly Silurians, funny Sontarans, good Dalek, and now a Brigadier Cyberman! We've got a great Doctor and a potentially good regular nemesis in Michelle Gomez, now let's have a new showrunner and decent writers.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on The Problems with Death in Heaven
Only two from the 26 year run of the classic series???
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who: Fifty-One Favourites (Part 1)
Not another feisty young female companion pleeeaaassseee! When we've done with Clara's back story in about 10 years lets have an older companion or someone from another era, or an alien? Or is that stretching the writers too far?
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Jenny: A Future Companion
Roger Delgado is the original and best, but Anthony Ainley was my Master, as in he was the one playing him when I was a kid watching Who, and he'll always be my favourite! I was so hoping for another incarnation similar to return, with wit and charm but evil. As much as I love Missy, I cant think of her as the Master
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)
Sycophantic schmaltz. I would run through each monster trick and story featured above but it wouldn't be favourable and I'd get hate mail replies from other members of the Moffatt appreciation society. He's done some decent stuff in Who, but stories lack depth or decent conclusions that you can understand, monsters lack back story, and tricks are mostly timey wimey cop outs. His biggest credit is putting Capaldi in the role. Time for him to move on now and give another showrunner a chance. Now let the backlash begin!!
1 month ago on Moffat’s Best Monsters, Tricks & Stories (So Far)
Ah Capaldi is my hero! Can't he be showrunner too :-)
1 month ago on Capaldi Hoping for New TARDIS
Please not Courtenay, or the Blue woman. How about an older companion with an older Doctor? And not one whose story overshadows every episode!
1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat Mulls Future Companion Not Being Another Earth Girl
Oh yes, bring back Tegan, as grumpy and sharp as Capaldi, would be perfect!
Death in Heaven was another Doctor Who sound bite, Steven Moffatt decided he wanted Cybermen at St Paul's, dead people coming back as Cybermen, female Master, Danny as a Cyberman, and wove it all together to make the Finale. What I think he fails to do is craft a decent well told story. Dark Water was great and credit for that, the water falling away to reveal Cybermen was iconic, Clara trapped in a room with a Cyberman, great cliffhanger, Missy gradually revealing who she is, fantastic. But this was much the same with the superb Utopia. When the reveal is made and the players are in place, we then get a weak second half that doesn't live up to the build up. The Cybermen were wasted, Missy was wasted, arcs built up over the season were once again concluded with throwaway anticlimactic lines, and far too much focus was put on emotional stuff. And as for the Brigadier Cyberman, oh please! We now have a friendly Silurian, a funny Sontatan, a nice Dalek and Brigadier Cyberman somewhere out there! I just felt disappointed after the episode. Peter Capaldi and Michelle Gomez were superb and I'm sure she'll be back and soon! But I'm now sick of Clara's story. Can we please just have a normal companion back in the Tardis without any huge complications. Hopes for season 9, more 2 parters, better thought out stories, The Master back, monsters being nasty and evil again, and Steve Moffat to hand over the reins.
1 month, 1 week ago on Death in Heaven Review (Part 2): Questions, Questions
Yes it was a blue effect and the same as when she transmatted from the plane. I reckon she went back to her Tardis
1 month, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven
We just get a great dramatic dark epic to round the season off, then we're back to silly funny fairy tail rubbish. I'll stay hopeful, but I bet it's like most of the other Christmas specials, sugary and forgettable (barring ttotd)
1 month, 1 week ago on 2014 Christmas Special Plot Hints
Sounds like a typical soppy Christmas letdown
Watched it again today and noticed that when The Doctor and Clara initially go off with Dr Chang, that camera pans to Missy in front of the tombs and the music used for the Master in Utopia is played. Also, just noticed the name on the tomb in Dr Changs office is the founder of 3W Dr Skarosa! Is Skarosa some sort of clue or a red herring!?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 12 Great Moments From Dark Water
No he hasn't, The Master didn't fancy the Doctor, and none of The Silurians fancied Victorian house maids
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal
What's all this repeated rubbish about not bringing back The Rani because people won't remember her? Does that mean we can only see characters come back who a casual twenty something fan would remember?? This show has a rich 50 year history, it can dip into its past and reintroduce some of the fantastic villains and characters that were in its first 26 year run. Not many other shows have the scope to do that. The idea we can't as some fans won't remember them first time round is a ridiculous reason not to!
How dare you have an opinion that goes against some of the militia of fans on here! Personally I like the music and if a female Master means Michelle Gomez is back next season I can live with that as she's superb like Capaldi. But I do think we need a new showrunner for season 9
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water
Yep I think there's going to be a twist next week, but whatever the outcome, please keep the brilliant Michelle Gomez in place at her charmingly evil best to meet the brilliant Peter Capaldi again at his most grumpily heroic best!
I just wonder if all is not as it seems. I wonder if Seb will actually be The Master, maybe not at the moment but by the end of the next episode. One thing is for sure, Peter Capaldi and Michelle Gomez are the best Doctor and Master since Pertwee and Delgado! Hope both are around for many seasons to come
Please please please don't be an offshoot of the Doctor or Clara. Please be either the Rani or another wicked evil but charming female Time Lord who will plague Capaldi over the next few series!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Recapping the Mysterious Missy
I so hope all this Valeyard stuff isn't right. Will be gutted. Would like to see the Valeyard back but played by a man. And want to see The Rani back and played by Michelle Gomez!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)
Would have been even better to have had an updated version of 'Space Adventure' as used for them in the Moonbase and Tomb!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Dark Water Clip
I really hope she's more than a cyber planner, an older Clara etc. And def hope she's not a sex change Master. I soooo hope she's The Rani but if not at least another evil female Time Lord who'll be back in the future to do battle with Capaldi's Doctor. Must say she's a great actress, perfect mix of humour, charm and menace like we had with Delgados Master
Yes but the pay off to the Moffats build up has sometimes been disappointing, trailer did look good though so optimistic, just pleeeaaassseee don't let Missy be River or a totally different looking Clara
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Next Time: Dark Water
If all this build up and suspense as to who Missy is culminates in her being River back again I won't be happy!
Kids were much better in this one, especially Ruby with the how do we find X question! Much better than the awful Courtenay! But hopefully now we can give the kids a rest for a while!!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss In the Forest of the Night
I'm not saying she isn't Missy, but if she is, how so they explain away the fact that they both look totally different from one another. I'm wondering if this edit is made to send us all down the wrong path. Clara may be giving the Doctor an ultimatum when she says about never going into his Tardis again, and when she's talking to the Cybermen she may be bluffing. And the scene where Missy confronts the Doctor, please please please let her reveal herself as The Rani, would be as good a Prof Yana revealed as The Master in Utopia
Didn't think much of either of his stories. And what does it matter if a writer is a man or woman, long as they are good, which hasn't always been the case over the last few years.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Neil Gaiman on Hopes for Capaldi Episode
Fairytale theme and kids, don't sound good. I'm really hoping the finale is good, with a major suprise and no timey soppy wimey cop out endings. This series has been ok for me but no classics id want to watch again and again. I know I'll get hate mail but to secure the programmes future I really think Moffat should step aside and let another fan of the series become showrunner. I applaud him for choosing an older class actor for the role, and for making it a bit darker, but I just don't feel there's been enough wow moments. I'd like to see more sci fi in the show, longer better thought out stories, villains that have a back story and arnt just sound bites that fill 25 mins of the programme before being despatched without us knowing who they really were etc. Anyway, as always I'll keep an open mind and look forward to finally knowing who Missy is - I hope!
1 month, 4 weeks ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review
@ohjanetoh That sort of plot twist would be so cool id give up watching
2 months ago on Flatline Review
The Missy bit at the end raised lots if questions. Does Clara know Missy? Why did Missy call her 'my Clara'? How does this tie in with her sudden decision to stay on the TARDIS? Why did the Doctor say that goodness had nothing to do with her helping to sort things out? Does he know something isn't right with her? Great to have an arc intriguing viewers like this, long as it isn't a disappointment in the finale which has been the case with most of Moffats season finales. Talking of our current showrunner, I see in the latest DWM that he says he's planning a ghost story in season 9, which suggests he's sadly not going to be giving someone else a go anytime soon
Courtenay certainly was amazing, the most amazingly awful cardboard character in the shows 51 year history
2 months ago on Next Time: In the Forest of the Night
Hope you're right, she'd make a brilliant regular villain to Capaldi's Doc
2 months ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
Great well paced and creepy episode, as always Capaldi stole every scene. I'm also loving the Missy cameos, and what a cameo it was this week. Is the 'my Clara' meant to make us think back to what 11 said before? Or is it meant to imply Clara's working for Missy, or has Missy chosen something for Clara that Clara doesn't know about yet? And the roundels behind her tonight and her assistant at the end of the Caretaker, is this screaming Tardis at us or is it a red herring? I really hope she's not a female side of the Doctor, kind of hoping she's The Rani! But I am enjoying this series, still think two parters are better, so looking forward to the finale
@BazHood @Amy is uniting the Earth Kingdom!
The Silence thing was a long drawn out arc that ended in a few lines that hurriedly explained what happened to them. But then I think that's happened a lot in new who, especially in the Moffatt era, big build up, silly ending. And at one point he said intelligent fans will figure out what happened themselves, what?? He's done some good stuff and kept the show running, but I do think its time for him to move on and let someone else have a go. That's what kept the classic series fresh, and when JNT stayed too long in the late 80's the show became tired (unless of course you like Battlefield etc)
2 months, 1 week ago on DWM #479: Heaven or Hell?
Although I'm no fan of Moffatt he took a brave decision to cast an older more serious actor who could bring some character to the role. He could have easily cast a pretty boy young actor and had more skipping around and flirting in the Tardis! If the BBC cut short his reign I'd switch off
2 months, 1 week ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
Who was Gus and who had organised the train trip with the Mummy on board. Who was the mummified soldier? Are these questions that will be answered in the finale or are they questions like who were the iron men in Robot of Sherwood and who took the chalk in Listen? This wasn't my favourite episode, bit too much of a frantic pace and too much time wasted on the emotional stuff between the Doc, Clara and Danny. Also, some if the talking was hard to hear and not helped by non stop incidental music. As always though Capaldi was fantastic.
2 months, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express
Another fun episode, but not one with much depth. Please please please can we have some two part more developed plots if we get another series, with less love life's, no kids, and doesn't leave you thinking who what where why to which you never get an answer. Moons an egg, silly, one gold arrow blows up a ship, silly, Clara programmes a Daleks mind, silly. But a lot of these naff plot developments are necessitated by limited time. However, I'm always optimistic and look forward to this one and all the rest this series. And superb Capaldi is already one of my favourite Docs.
2 months, 1 week ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Advance Review