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Missy's garden is sort of the shape of a Tardis. The fountain is the shape of a console and time rotor. Is she a Time Lord taking people out of time before they die? Must admit I thought the last five mins with her in were great sand am intrigued. Just hope it's not a let down at the end as Madame Kovinian (spelt wrong?) was
4 days, 23 hours ago on Introducing the “Gatekeeper”: Who is She?
This really puts a cloud over the new series for me. As a fan you invest your belief and time in watching and getting used to a new actor in the role who you at least hope will be around a few years. I realise this is probably teasing but there's been too much fan teasing and untruths over the last few years, particularly from the 'show runner'. Whenever I see a glib comment from a fan on here saying 'Rule 1 Moffat Lies' or whatever it is it makes my blood boil! Have a bit of respect for fans and don't bloody lie or just keep quite! I can only hope this was an off the cuff remark from Capaldi, who I think was an inspired choice (yes a compliment to Moffatt!) and a brave choice going against the obsession with youth only for main roles currently in tv
2 weeks ago on Capaldi Unclear on Series 9 Return
Love to see an epic 3 parter (!) where Davros has hidden himself away and created a new race of Daleks. New design but still fathful to the original design and with someone else doing the voice to distinguish them. Should be set in the last place you'd expect them and their emergence starts a new era for Capaldi's reign plus brings back the faction element as we had with imperial and renegade Daleks back in the 80s. Wont happen I suppose but would be great!
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Time to Regenerate the Daleks?
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor 'Hate' is too strong a word that many people feel for Moffat. 'Bored' would be more suitable
1 month ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
Oh ok, sorry, thanks for pointing that out, me being a fan since Tom Baker too!
1 month, 1 week ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8
@supermoff @TonySimmons I'm not talking blood and guts everywhere! There's too much emotion in the new Who and that cheapens it and reduces the impact of it. Sorry, but that's my opinion and loads of 'don't watch if you don't like it' replies from the 'how dare you criticise' brigade wont change it!! ;-)
Too much emotional stuff in this listing. Clara coping with her best friends change, the Doc discovering if he's a good man, the Doc having a breakdown, and a strong emotional story for the finale. And please not another Lodger type story. I'm reserving judgement as this is only a brief description, but my hope that all the skipping around emotional 'You're my amazing best friend' type stuff would be replaced by some serious darker fight for your life type adventure is slipping away
@elle_kensington Not Rose again, pleeaassee!!!
@Polyphase @EvolutionOfTheDoctor Totally right. Tegan wasn't the stereo type screaming companion but a lady who had the hump that she'd been taken away from her cabin crew job! Later on she mellowed and started enjoying her travels, but in the end was sick of the killing and decided to end her travels. Also, she wasn't always being complimented by the Doc as 'amazing' etc, there was even a bit of hostility, but in the end he was gutted she left. Things were a lot more natural then and not so fluffy and false as today. I'm sick of the flirty type relationships between Doc and companion that we've had a lot of since Rose (the most over rated companion!)
1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences
@Rani Nose She's a teacher and he's a 2000 year old Time Lord. Think he has a bit to teach her. Id be glad to see less of the skipping around and hugging, and no more crushes from the companion hopefully now he's a bit older. Look at Tom Bakers Doc and Sarah, great friends and always beautifully understated. Lets have some of that back, takes skill to write it, but hope they have a go.
1 month, 1 week ago on How Far Into Darkness will the 12th Doctor Take Us?
Thanks for explaining that, guess that explains away quite a few plot holes
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Series 8: New Teaser Trailer “I see into your soul, Doctor”
Mmmm, not really that thrilled, was hoping for a classic style Dalek story but guess that's not possible now with only 1 parters.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Dalek Story Details for Series 8?
Surely this Tardis will be like this till the Doctors death, as it's as his tomb is on Trenzalore, or didn't he die on Trenzalore now, which means there's no tomb anymore? Or is that just another confusing plot hole as we've become accustomed to during Moffats era!
Cast of kids including the voice of Peppa Pig. Yay, can't wait :-/
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Series 8: Frank Cottrell Boyce Confirmed
Oh yes like this, Davros returning would be fantastic Though won't hold my breath with the many dead end teasers we've had from 'genius' Moffat before. Anyway, great teaser!
One episode stories are far too quick and don't allow any development of stories, characters, or a build up to a decent ending.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Is the Current Format a Serial Killer?
Looks interesting and intrigued by the classic damaged head. Also, the gatekeeper is dressed a bit time lady'ish so intrigued there too! All I hope is that the Cybermen arnt making a cameo in a story about something else. Moffatt has done this too many times and it reduces their impact.
2 months ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Returning Characters & Monster
Just realised he's talking about series 9, must pay attention! Get the feeling he doesn't want to leave the show and give someone else a chance, JNT stayed too long and look what happened!
2 months ago on Moffat Teases Massive Series 9 Cliffhanger
Im not a fan of Moffat, but i'll reserve judgement until we've seen season 8, He does like doing these interviews knowing many fans are hanging on his every word, but in many cases the result hasn't been quite as great or programme changing as what he makes it out to be. Still, hold back with the poisoned replies Moffat fans, im reserving judgement till the Autumn!
Why does it have to be a Hollywood actor? We have loads of talented older unknown actors in this country who could bring authority and charm back to the role. Why waste money on top names? Long as the script and story are good and you find someone with all the required attributes most people wouldn't care if they are known names or not
2 months, 1 week ago on Series 8: Master Finale Rumours
@bondbug1973 Agree with that. The mask for 2008 had a bit too much latex, the 1975 mask was much creepier. Julian Bleach did a good job in playing him though and id like to see him back calm, calculated, with a renegade Dalek faction
2 months, 1 week ago on Is it time for Davros to return?
Tried watching it on the back of this article last night, and it comes over as a bit Cbeebies! One particular silly bit where Ace and another girl are saying 'BOOM' and surprisingly there's a real boom! The incidental music sounds cheap too, miles away from the classic scores of Paddy Kingsland etc of the early eighties.
2 months, 1 week ago on On First View: Battlefield
@Me and Stuff @TonySimmons I wasn't basing it on a damn singer, I was basing it on the long winded anti climax series we've seen over the last few years
3 months ago on Foxes Cast in Series 8
See earlier comment
You must be easily offended! But promise I'll no longer refer to him as that in public
I'm commenting on what was mentioned on here as it's a discussion forum. If it doesn't feature them in crappy cameos like we've got used to recently (Closing Time) where they are secondary to the 'special guest star' then great!
Totally agree with you. But you do realise you'll get hate mail from the Glee loving type Who fan
I think providing I don't write offensive words I'm as free to call him what I want, just as the sycophant 'OMG Moffs a genius' type contributor can write anything they want. I seriously hope he pulls one out the hat and it's a great series, but another musical episode, oh dear
A musical episode featuring Daleks and Cybermen. My hopes for any improvement on last season are now gone. When will the idiot in charge start thinking about decent stories and scripts more than gimmicks
A series full of rushed one parters, big mistake. Hope we do at least get a two parter at the end, and hope that will be Moffats swan song before standing aside and letting someone else have a go
3 months, 1 week ago on Two-Part Finale for Series 8
Kind of hoping its a follow up to a classic series story, Fires of Pompeii was pretty unforgettable but a follow up to Planet of Fire or Caves of Adrozani would be much more interesting!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: Volcano Day
Day of the Daleks forgettable? Not half as forgettable as the ridiculous Closing Time, or as disappointing as Nightmare in Silver. Truth is the only decent Cyberman episode of the new series was Rise of the Cybermen. Sadly it was followed by Age of Steel which had a ridiculously convenient ending where they were defeated by a mobile phone. Nightmare in a Silver didn't make them scary again, yes there was a few more gadgets but they didn't return to the silent emotionless killers with creepy blank faces that they were in their early appearances. They were just a stooge to Matt Smith acting with himself and again were conviniently blown up by a handy planet busting bomb. Let's see a well planned two part story with a decent script to bring them back to their former glory. Won't hold my breath till Genius Moffat moves on though!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Why the Cybermen should be Doctor Who’s best monster
Totally agree about one part 45 min episodes. They don't work! Look at Asylum and Victory of the Daleks, they could have been great, but were rushed and ruined. Journey to the Centre of the Tardis was all build up with a rushed easy 'it never happened' ending. Does anyone really understand what those things were that were chasing everyone around? Part of the problem is due to weak writing, but a big part is down to limited time to develop and execute stories and characters. Writers are going for the quick set up, quick solution and unsatisfying ending. What if Genesis of the Daleks was 45 mins, or Evil of the Daleks.. Would we still be talking about them as classics today? Think not. Six 2 parter's and two one part episodes would be best way to plan a season in my view
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Change, My Dear: Rebirth from the 50th
Yes this sounds interesting, think ill def buy a copy!
3 months, 4 weeks ago on The War Doctor Returns in “Engines of War”
For 'a rather crazy one' read silly
They both sound like BBC3/E4 writers. Still must be optimistic!
4 months ago on Two New Writers for Series 8
Ah I stand corrected thanks. Though they were just as forgettable too!
4 months ago on 5 New Who Monsters in Need of a Return
Mmmmm. Judoon, a Rhino version of a Sontaran but not very inspiring. All that spings to mind is Tennant sounding silly trying to talk they're Klingon style language. Verashta Nervada or whatever they were called, was that the skull in a spacesuit or something else, again, not really that inspiring and name too long winded, bit like some of the recent story arcs! Krillatanes, not sure what their purpose was other than swooping around a church whilst Rose met her Dad. Sycorax, very lizard type man in mask thing. The Beast, just a big CGI thing that again didn't really grab my attention or imagination. Dream Lord, great! But again we were left with no answers as to who he was etc like most stuff in the era of 'Genius' Moffat. Prehaps i'm being unkind about these 'monsters' but in truth, like most new species now in Doctor Who, they don't get long enough to really show us who they are, what they want, and what real long term danger they present. They are introduced in an info download within the script and within 30 mins they're defeated.
Long as his scripts don't contain plot holes and end with crap timey wimey 'it never happened' conclusions!
4 months, 1 week ago on Peter Harness Writing for Series 8?
I stand corrected ref Johnny's towering talent, thank you
4 months, 1 week ago on Barrowman on Jack’s Future: There’s a lot more to tell
Poor Johnny Barrowman, he does keep stamping his feet and protesting how the BBC keep ignoring his huge talent and much loved character . Guess he'll just have to stick with musical theatre
Utopia was the best Tennant story. I honestly did not expect Professor Yana to be The Master and was punching the air when the fob watch came out. Brilliantly played by Derek Jacobi, it's a shame he had to regenerate and the following story didn't live up to the build up. As for Forest of the Dead, yes here we see early Moffat with his big main character introduced talking about things that never happened with an older Doc who actually got younger in his next regeneration. And as for the Vashta whatever, about as limited as the Weeping Angels
4 months, 1 week ago on The Tenth Doctor: Five Favourites
Look at that pic at the top and you immediately see the fantastic relationship between the fourth Doc and Sarah Jane. We didn't need continual comments about how wonderful she was as we did with the over rated Rose. No lovey doveyness, no kissing, just good friends. The understated way in which Baker says in one episode 'This is Sarah Jane Smith, she's my best friend' says it all
4 months, 1 week ago on Tom Baker Reunion with Sarah Jane Was Planned
Lot of postings here comparing this to the Time Warrior, but couple of differences. Firstly, The a Time Warrior was written by a great writer, Robert Holmes. Secondly it was 4 25 min eps long which gave the plot a decent chance to develop and a decent conclusion to be shown. Thirdly The Time Warrior was a great story still remembered and watched now, and by recent standards I'm not hopeful that this one will be. Still open mind and all that !
4 months, 1 week ago on Series 8 Filming: A Castle and a Villain
Thoroughly agree with everything. especially all the crap Moffat gave us about classic Daleks appearing and they didn't. This could have been a great two parter if the story had been tweaked to take out all the holes and faults that this article lists. Moffat doesnt know how to use classic monsters. We've had a lesbian Victorian Silurian, a Victorian Sontaran butler, and friendly Cyberman head. We've even had the Cybermen as stooges to the James Corden. What really gets me is Moffat thinks he's such a clever writer, or a genius as some sycophant fans like to refer to him. I no longer bother buying the DVDs of the new series anymore, and if series 8 isn't an improvement on the recent confusing all style no substance rubbish, I sadly wont watch either. Wont stop me loving the show as it was, but I just cant be bothered with all the build up to nothing
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Unpopular Opinion: Asylum of the Daleks
I love Tom Bakers dry wit, superb. From the days before all the lovey dovey sicky wicky fan boy dross about the programme that's put out there now!
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Tom Baker Would Consider Returning Again
Maybe we should have subtitles up telling us if what we're watching is in timelines X 1 to 10? That way when we have a naff ending where , actually, what we've just seen didn't happen and all is resolved due to timey winey crapey wapey stuff, we won't feel so let down ! If that's the way the show is going I won't bother for much longer
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who: Control-Alt-Delete
Yeah yeah yeah, we're all on the edge of our seats now intrigued by what he's writing today. Arn't we all so lucky he's thrown us fans a little teaser. He's such a genius
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Why Does the TARDIS Dislike Clara? Moffat Teases Answers
Following on from earlier reports, the Doc also visited me. We chatted over all the good times in the past when he had decent writers like Robert Holmes writing intelligent stories without a single hole, then lamented over how he now has a show runner who isn't as clever as he likes to imagine and prefers to build up big story arcs that never get answered and leaves his poor fans so frustrated with the anti climax of it all that they have to write their own conclusions! Poor old Doc !
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat Explains Doctor’s Timey Tomb
Usual load of drivel dished out to fans who realise his writing has more holes than a colander! Timey wimey crapey wapey storylines are confusing and eventually a let down when loose ends arnt even considered in advance by writers.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Moffat Explains Doctor’s Timey Tomb
Totally agree with this. There was too much skipping around the Tardis and jolly japes in the last few series. Lets see a bit of danger back, situations that are life threatening and not easy to resolve, and at the centre of it, a darker Doc. I loved Colin Bakers Doctor, it was a crime that his tenure was ended far too early without his character developing. And being an older Doc, I now hope that we wont have the companions falling in love with him. Its a sign of much stronger writing when the companion can be a best friend, such as Tom Baker's Doc was with Sarah, without all the silly love heart stuff
6 months, 1 week ago on Twelve is Equal to Six?