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@MatthewSpratt See, that's what I was thinking. I wouldn't say it was obvious that the Half-Faced Man jumped but seeing as Gretchen sacrificed herself to save the others and went to 'Heaven', it seems fitting that Half-Face did indeed jump and, to a reasonable extent, sacrificed himself, too.
Who knows? Maybe the link is simply people/creatures that die who have met the Doctor. It may have nothing to do with sacrifices :P
3 days, 8 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
Great Dalek story. Some fantastic Dalek battles in this one. However, while it wasn't REALLY bad, the pacing went a little too fast in my opinion. Really think episodes should be an hour long rather than 45 minutes. May only be 15 minutes more but that could do wonders.
Apart from that, I thought this was a superb episode. Intense battles, some clever camera shots and angles, some great CGI, and of course; Daleks. Who DOESN'T love the Daleks? When Colonel Blue and the soldiers were getting ready for them to burn down the door, I have to say I was on the edge of my seat.
Plus there were some amazing moments which reminded me of the Dalek stories of old. When the squadron of Daleks boards the Aristotle, the music combined with their entrance made me feel a little nostalgic! Plus did anyone else get a slight Remembrance of the Daleks vibe when Rusty attacked the other Daleks?
Anyways, where was I? Peter and Jenna were great, as always. Loving all their little conversations ("Don't be lasagne", "You're my hobby', etc.), too. Thought the supporting cast was also pretty good. Looking forward to seeing more from Danny in the future.
And another appearance from the mysterious Missy, something I did not see coming...
3 days, 10 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
Well, I've decided this episode sounds bloody fantastic :D
4 days, 12 hours ago on Listen BBC Synopsis
This looks set to be one of the best Dalek episodes to date.
Love that picture of the Doctor and the Dalek, by the way. Could make for a super awesome wallpaper ;D
1 week, 1 day ago on Into the Dalek Promo Pics
If you didn't open the links, then you may want to avoid this comment. Not super spoilerific but I'd rather be safe than sorry and give you a heads up in case you want to go into the new series completely blind :)
Is anyone getting a 'Prisoner of the Daleks' vibe from reading about 'Into the Dalek?'. OK, so it's not exactly like it. But an imprisoned Dalek, a small group of humans in a battle against them, and (in Phil Ford's words) a good old Dalek showdown? Seems pretty similar to the novel which, in my opinion, is an awesome thing because I loved 'Prisoner...'!
I'm hoping it has a slightly violent feel to it like the novel, too. While I MYSELF wouldn't mind it, I'm not saying there should be bloody battles and graphic fight scenes (which are present in the novel, by the way) but stuff like shooting people in the legs and paralysing them, full-on merciless killings with no remorse, everything a Dalek should do should be incorporated into the episode somewhere. And from the sounds of Ford, it looks like we may be seeing stuff like that in the episode. Because after all, what IS the point of a Dalek story if the Daleks don't do Dalek s**t? XD
Really looking forward to this episode and the rest of the series. Peter's going to be a truly fantastic Doctor. The quotes alone are epic enough. Hearing them in the episodes themselves will be absolutely amazing!
1 week, 6 days ago on Details on Series 8′s First Four Episodes
@TheNameOfTheDoctor I hope so! I'd love to see an episode where the old Cybus variant of the Cybermen go against the new ones. Hell, make it an all-out Cyber-war! Bring all of the models into it! :D
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Returning Characters & Monster
Couldn't be happier about this. I get some people think they're being overused but seeing as I'm a huge fan of those silver terrors, I'm over the moon for this :D
I'm sort of hoping it's just them in the final episodes. We haven't seen a Cyberman-ONLY finale in the new series yet which I think would be a welcome change from a Dalek finale or a Master finale. Don't get me wrong. I love the aforementioned villains. But I think it's about time the Cybermen got their day in the finale sun by themselves ;D
Woah...The Crawling Terror sounds creepy as hell :O
The others sound pretty good, too. Just putting it out there; I'm always going to hear David Morrissey's voice when I read The Governor's lines in 'The Blood Cell' XD
3 months ago on First 12th Doctor Novels Detailed
Round of applause! XD Seriously, though. Well said. My hat (or fez) goes off for you, sir :)
3 months ago on Dear Whovians…
Wahey! Great news! I'll be honest, I really thought Breaking Bad was going to win this one (a choice I was rooting for ALONG with Day of the Doctor. Choosing which one to vote for was a very tricky choice XD), but at the end of the day, the fans spoke and the winner was the show that's spanned the last 5 decades with it's madman in a blue box, travelling across all of time and space. Congratulations, Doctor Who! :D
3 months, 2 weeks ago on 2014 BAFTA Television Awards: Day Triumphs!
@Malohkeh I was genuinely shocked reading it in some places. Had a slight Torchwood vibe at times in terms of it's content. Really quite violent for a Doctor Who story :P But all the same, it was a fantastic read :D
3 months, 3 weeks ago on The War Doctor Returns in “Engines of War”
I love the Cybermen. There's just something about them that makes me really excited every time I see them :D
I'd like to see a Cyber-war episode in Capaldi's era. Between Cybus-Cybermen and the latest variant of them. Perhaps a few of the old ones could make a return? I don't know. Just a story I'd like to see ;D
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Why the Cybermen should be Doctor Who’s best monster
Wow. Really like the sound of this. 'Prisoner of the Daleks' is one of my favourite hardbacks so if this one's just as gritty, shocking, and action packed as that, there may be a new favourite on my list.
Also, MORE FROM THE WAR DOCTOR! It's already going to be an awesome book when every line said by the Doctor will be mentally heard by me as Mr Hurt ;D
@Tennant_Capaldi I thought Gridlock was alright. Plus the Unquiet Dead and School Reunion were great third episodes :P
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: A Merry Day
@HohenheimOL Oh, yeah! All the way through Matt's speech and Karen returning, most viewers would probably be crying their eyes out. Then, when they all expect to Matt to throw his head back and have a 10 second scene with yellow explosive energy, an epic tune, and Clara shielding her eyes, we get a 10 millisecond scene of Matt sneezing...and turning into Peter Capaldi XD
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Moffat Specials
I'm going for The Day of the Doctor...bit obvious, really XD Loved the whole thing. All the Doctors saving Gallifrey, the Daleks, the Zygons, the Time War scenes, the return of Billie, the brilliant chemistry between Matt, David, and John. Fantastic.
But that brings me to my one and only downside of it; no Chrisopher Eccleston. Now, I know it was his choice not to return and I respect that. But seriously. The fact The Moment opens Time Windows on the Doctor's future must mean the Ninth Doctor saw one in his timeline somewhere. I wouldn't mind but there wasn't even a mention of him from his successors.
"Where's Fantastic Mr Doc at?" "Oh, him. Probably running around with his big ears and leather jacket. Must be too busy fighting big green aliens and gas zombies to notice a massive Time Window in front of him".
That would have been enough. But hey. We got some archive footage and his eyes. That's enough, I guess XD
Bringing me back to the other specials, I actually enjoyed them all. Some more than others but I always enjoyed them, regardless. I might have gone for The Time of the Doctor which I felt was a great send-off for Matt but it felt way too rushed. Don't get me wrong. I loved the story, the return of a shedload of villains (even if they were only seen for a few scenes), the characters were great, and the acting was fantastic from the cast, especially the big 2 ;D
As for the regeneration scenes, I personally loved the 'regeneration nuke' on the clock tower. I loved how the energy looked erupting out of his arms and head, the pyrotechnics, the music. I thought it was brilliant. However, the 'sneeze' regeneration wasn't a particular highlight but it was a surprise. Plus, bear in mind the Doctor had just received a new regeneration cycle so technically, he was regenerating for the first time (again XD) which makes more sense that it was immediate because the First Doctor's was. They got slower and more explosive towards the end of his cycle.
But the more I watch that scene, the more I actually don't care about how the regeneration looked. Matt and Jenna were just perfect in the Doctor's speech. Add to that one of my favourite tracks in Doctor Who history ('Infinite Potential') and Karen walking down the stairs, and you have yourself an emotional yet truly outstanding regeneration.
Stuck between The Waters of Mars and The End of Time. While TWoM was, in my opinion, one of the scariest episodes in recent Doctor Who history (through the Flood AND The Time Lord Victorious), TEoT were some of the most emotional episodes; in particular, part 2. OK, so some people thought bringing back all the old companions for one last goodbye was unnecessary and that David's last line was stupid but, bearing in mind he thought his next regeneration would be his last, it actually brought a tear to my eye. I mean, if you were dying (OK, he's regenerating but in his eyes, he feels it's pretty much the same thing), you'd want to see the people you love one last time, right? :P
I'm probably going to go for The End of Time, but only by the tiniest of margins. The Waters of Mars will always be my go-to episode for MAJOR scares, MAJOR shocks, and MAJOR fun from start to finish.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: RTD Specials
I enjoyed 'Closing Time' and 'Nightmare in Silver' but all the other 5 ended on huge cliffhangers; huge army of Daleks, ghost Cybermen and the Cult of Skaro, the Master taking over the Earth, the return of Davros and a possible regeneration, and the Allegiance trapping the Doctor with Amy dead and the world basically ending...
Like the Doctor said in 'Amy's Choice'; "Hold on tight. This is going to be a tricky one"...
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 12
Heisenberg as the Doctor? A meth cook who melts corpses with hydrochloric acid, has a sweary companion called Jesse, and wears a pork pie hat?
...Yep. Time Lord all over...XD XD XD
In all seriousness, I think Bryan Cranston's a terrific actor and could be pretty good as an American Doctor :)
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
@Rani Nose @Deus_Ex_Machina Good point. Maybe they could have spaced out the minutes through 2 episodes? I don't know. Actually thought it was a great episode by itself. I was just throwing out some possible ideas as to how it could be better...even though I thought it was a great episode :P
5 months, 3 weeks ago on 5 Underrated Doctor Who Monsters and Villains
@Deus_Ex_Machina Fair enough :P
5 months, 4 weeks ago on 5 Underrated Doctor Who Monsters and Villains
@Deus_Ex_Machina I thought '42' was a fantastic episode. OK, it MIGHT have been better as a two parter but I still thought the episode was a good one by itself :P
When the Toraji Sun Monster possessed the Doctor, I think that was one of the most scariest moments I'd ever seen in Doctor Who. It's like seeing his dark side amplified a million million times...A MILLION MILLION XD
Anyways, back to the point. As much as I love visually scary monsters like the Silence, the Flood, or even the Cybermen for that matter, those that you can't see are just as scary :P
I really enjoyed this episode. Thought the Time Zombies were quite creepy, enjoyed seeing more of the TARDIS (could have seen a bit more of it, though. I know there were a fair few rooms like the Eye of Harmony room, the library, a brief glimpse of the swimming pool, but all we mainly saw were corridors), and of course, Matt and Jenna were great in it. Loved that moment with all the voices from the past when one of the Van Baalan's was messing around by the console, too.
Speaking of which, I thought the Van Baalans's acting was a bit...well, rubbish. Plus it was, as nearly all episodes in Series 7 were, rushed. However, I liked the story behind the brothers and the twist behind the Time Zombies was pretty surprising.
Overall, I give it 8/10. As rushed and ever so slightly disappointing as it was, it was actually one of my favourites of Series 7 :)
6 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS
Didn't enjoy it first time round but after a few more watches, I think it's a great episode. Love all the aliens (even if they were slightly underused), the acting's great, and it has one of my favourite tunes from Murray Gold since Doctor Who returned (actually, 2 of my favourites if you include Infinite Potential along with The Long Song...which you should do because it's beautiful). Plus Matt's speech with that beautiful music is, in my opinion, one of his greatest moments in Doctor Who. I thought the Mummy and the Vigil were actually really creepy considering they were only in it for about 10 minutes in total. But hey! There's always a chance for them to return one day perhaps :P
Overall, I give it 8/10 :D
6 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Rings of Akhaten
Is it just me or does anyone else look at that picture of Strax and think of Wallace from 'Wallace and Gromit'? Really looks like he's in the process of shouting 'CHEESE!' XD
All cheesiness aside, I do agree with you that the Sontarans need a story to show their darker side again. I'm still in favour of an episode where Strax has to choose his allegiance once and for all; go with his race or stay with his friends.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Unpopular Opinion: Strax
I personally loved this episode! Some might say it got confusing around this episode. Others say it was too rushed and messy. I thought it had everything right. A great performance from Matt, some great moments between Karen and Arthur, and I totally didn't expect River to turn up.
Plus it has a regeneration which, in my books, always makes for a good episode.
And who can forget that sneaky bit of sneakiness Moffat did with that title. I personally found it to be rather clever...if a little misleading for new fans. But hey! That just added to the twists and turns of the episode ;D
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: Let’s Kill Hitler
@loug I was waiting for that XD You have a point, though. Still, there were hardly any deaths in the episode itself. Like I said, just my own opinion. I still think they're amazing. Just need to dig out the old 'kill everyone who's not a Dalek' personality and their fear factor will increase in my books :)
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Daleks Series 8 Rumours
As long as they kill people! Despite the fact I love the Daleks, the last time I saw an actual extermination (full on skeleton beam kill if you know what I mean XD) was in 'The Big Bang' when the Stone Dalek shot the Doctor. Because we haven't seen any of those sort of deaths since then, they've become slightly less menacing. Just in my opinion, anyways. I thought they wanted everyone who wasn't a Dalek dead but these days, they keep getting distracted and it kind of irritates me. Take 'Day of the Doctor'. That squad of Daleks was ready to kill that group of Time Lords on the spot. But they don't. We don't even see anyone getting killed in the opening shots themselves. Well, save for about 2 being blown up...which is pretty bad, I guess. Still wouldn't mind some actual extermination shots. That could have paved the way for some Time Lords being killed mid-regeneration :P
Maybe a story like 'Dalek' or the final episodes of Series 1 would be something to take inspiration from. A Dalek or 2 survived 11's regeneration on Trenzalore and they take revenge on the Doctor by turning people (through time and space, perhaps?) into Daleks to create an army? I actually enjoyed the Daleks vs Cybermen plot in the Series 2 finale episodes so maybe that could be in the works. Perhaps a new set of Daleks made by Davros versus the new Cybermen?
Regardless, I'm still looking forward to seeing the story and how Capaldi's Doctor reacts to them :D