I like Doctor Who and stuffs...
This is one tricky poll. All the episodes are great in their own way...well, mostly.
Don't get me wrong. I like them all. And I do mean ALL of them. I just prefer some more than others.
For me, it's between 'Amy's Choice', 'The Doctor's Wife', or 'Mummy on the Orient Express'; my favourite episode of their respective series (actually, 'Mummy's tied with 'Listen' as my favourite of series 8).
1 day, 15 hours ago on Face-Off: New Writer Debuts
@Malohkeh I will confess that Gaiman made them feel too much like robots when they totally aren't robots. The disconnected head and hand, the constant upgrading, the slightly-too-robotic voice. As cool as they are to see (I still get chills seeing them exiting their tombs), it just isn't them.
I like the look of them. Just make their voice a little more like the Cybus ones (or even like the classic era Cybermen, perhaps with a modern update), less of the robotic stuff, and make us realise why they're so scary in the first place; THEY'RE US! Then, they'll be the perfect Cybermen.
But honestly, whether they be slightly too robotic or slightly too easy to defeat, I'll always love the Cybermen :)
4 days, 10 hours ago on Why I Love… Nightmare in Silver
@Malohkeh I thought the Cybus Cybermen were terrifying. Sure, some people didn't like the whole 'Delete!' mumbo-jumbo and their stomping and I get why they disliked it. But I always found the stomping to be quite intimidating. Each to their own, I suppose :)
I thought Neil Gaiman gave the new Cybermen a good start but they need to be pushed in the right direction...which from the looks of things, the Moff has indeed done.
I also agree that the Cybermen in 'The Pandorica Opens' were amazing. That scene where the Cyber-Leader scrunches his hand into a ball and orders the closing of the Pandorica is tied with my favourite Cyberman scene of the revived series, along with the Cyber-Leader announcing what they are to Jackie in 'Army of Ghosts'. The scenes just feel...right...if you know what I mean...XD
4 days, 13 hours ago on Why I Love… Nightmare in Silver
I haven't seen anyone mention the thing about this episode that's been known for weeks now; the title!
OK, so 'Death in Heaven' is straightforward enough...well, for now it is. We all know how clever Mr Moffat is ;D
But when it comes to 'Dark Water', it's a little more vague. Let's think about how it could relate to the episode;
Oil's a black liquid which could be seen as 'dark water'. Maybe a malfunctioning Cyberman?
Maybe the Doctor falls into an ocean after (apparently, according to the trailer) falling from a plane?
Perhaps it's a metaphor for something? A virus, perhaps? Maybe for Missy, or even the Doctor himself?
Or maybe it's referring to that rarest of liquids seen in Doctor Who...blood.
Now seeing as Cybermen are technically people (with either their brains cut out and put into a suit of armour, or actual people with armour grafted to their body), you'd think there'd be a element of violence in BOTH cases. I'm not expecting to see 'Cyberwoman' levels of blood in Doctor Who (then again, if you cast your minds back to 'Attack of the Cybermen' in the Colin Baker years, I think Lytton would disagree with that!), but in my mind, to truly make the Cybermen scary, there should be a disturbing sense of horror based around the fact that they are us. Hell, maybe a mild gross-out scene here or there could help with that, like the flesh surrounding the emotional inhibitor in 'Age of Steel'. Or even the visible brain in the Cyber-Controller/Cyber-Leader.
Robots are creepy enough. Cybermen are the stuff of nightmares! XD
6 days, 13 hours ago on Next Time: Dark Water
@Disco~Doc Both 'the wobbly walls' and 'two wires' scenes were in 'Into the Dalek' XD
6 days, 16 hours ago on Next Time: Dark Water
@Beasts_a_Snarling is a Tigger... Or Rather Tiger.. Originally, I preferred the Cybus model of Cybermen. I still thought the redesign was good. I just really liked the previous model.
But I must admit the new models are growing on me...not literally, of course. That would be plain disturbing XD
@TheTimeOfTheCommenter The music is more than epic in these 30 seconds, especially once we see the Cybermen marching.
I think I've said this a good 507 times now but Murray Gold is freaking amazing.
So...scary Cybermen that can fly...a possible evil Clara (saying that, I still think there's more to it than that. They surely wouldn't give away something that big in the NEXT TIME TRAILER...would they?)...the return of Missy...the Doctor being banned from his TARDIS...and seemingly falling out of a plane...and it seems we may be returning to that dark place in the Doctor's timestream...
Yeah, this finale is going to be bloody amazing.
A lovely little episode. Not a particularly BIG episode but it worked well as a small filler episode. I felt like it lacked something, though. Only slightly, mind. But it still needed a little bit more to it.
However, the settings were beautiful, the graphics were beautiful, and that scene with the Doctor and Clara was truly beautiful.
Now for next week...WOAH.
6 days, 17 hours ago on Rate & Discuss In the Forest of the Night
Reading this comment just gave me a mental image of Cybermen melting internally...because of a temperature increase...which you can't deny is quite a gruesome portrayal of death...maybe I'm on to something...
Or maybe I'm just slightly crazy XD
1 week ago on Death in Heaven Official Synopsis
@rowan5215 Good on you! That's the way to do it! :D
1 week, 3 days ago on Your Verdict on Mummy & Episode Ranking
Thanks! I don't believe in being super negative when it comes to legendary shows like Doctor Who. In my mind, it just ruins the whole experience for you. Now this doesn't mean some episodes are without fault. It's just I choose not to take much notice of these faults.
Focus on the pros. Ignore the cons. That's the rule I live by when reviewing something :)
Well said! Personally, I feel the only reason it suffered (slightly!) is because 45 minutes just isn't long enough. It still did a great job in the time it was given. I just think an extra 15 minutes would have been perfect for it :)
Mummy on the Orient Express was a whopper of an episode.
In fact, every episode's been pretty amazing. I'm hard pressed to rate any of the episodes anything under a 7.
Here's how it goes for me;
1. Listen - 10/10 (Favourite episode of Series 8. Can't even fault this episode. Perfect)
2. Mummy on the Orient Express - 10/10 (Tied with number 1 as my favourite S.8 episode. Just as fun, scary, and riveting as 'Listen')
3. Deep Breath - 9/10 (Exciting, funny, and rather creepy at times. An absolute belter and a great introductory episode for Peter, even with Matt Smith returning for a quick (and totally acceptable) cameo)
4. Flatline - 9/10 (Fantastic visuals, unique story, and a hell of a speech from the Doctor)
5. Kill the Moon - 9/10 (A story which raised the bar for Jenna's acting. Scary for the first half, emotional for the second)
6. Robot of Sherwood - 8.5/10 (One of Gatiss' best. Hilarious, fun, light-hearted, and had a superb cast...even if the solution to defeating the robots was a bit daft)
7. Into the Dalek - 8/10 (An interesting Dalek story where the Daleks actually kill people! Hooray!)
8. The Caretaker - 8/10 (Nice bit of character interaction, and personally loved the Skovox Blitzer. Plus it had a hell of an ending)
9. Time Heist - 7.5/10 (My least favourite, but that doesn't mean I didn't like it. Really liked the Teller, the setting, and the sci-fi/heist genre combo)
So overall, this series is shaping up to be one of the best. And with the rather interesting looking 'Into the Forest of the Night' and the pretty amazing sounding 2 part finale coming up, I may be right in saying it's one of the best ;D
1 week, 4 days ago on Your Verdict on Mummy & Episode Ranking
Great episode. The Boneless were, quite honestly, one of the most terrifying-looking monsters in Doctor Who history. Up there with the likes of the Vashta Nerada, Weeping Angels, the Flood, etc.
Just a damn shame they were only on-screen for about 4 minutes in total. But wow, were they a creepy 4 minutes. Plus you can do a lot in 4 minutes!...did someone say knitting?
Back to the point. Yes, 'Flatline' was an impressive episode. Peter and Jenna nailed it AGAIN for the billionth time. Enjoyed Clara as Doctor Oswald, and particularly enjoyed the Doctor himself getting rid of the Boneless with an epic speech, an epic score, and an epic click of his sonic screwdriver.
The supporting cast, while very small and very fleeting, were pretty good, too.
And of course, the return of Missy who appears to be on a Cyber-ship at the end there...with an iPad...praising her choosing of Clara...and chuckling...uh oh...
1 week, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
Death as depicted in the finale is “shocking, uncompromising, gruesome and surprisingly grown up”.
“I really wanted to do a Cyberman story, and I was quite surprised that one way or another I’d never used them in any of my own scripts, except as supporting characters".
Moffat felt he had started to turn the Cybermen into a bit of a joke at times, so “I wanted to do a proper scary one”.
These quotes are exactly what I wanted to hear regarding the Cybermen and their status in the finale. Gruesome deaths, a shock factor, scary Cybermen that aren't a secondary monster.
Moffat, you're on to a winner here...in my eyes, anyways ;)
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Details on Episodes 9-12 of Series 8
I can relate to you, my friend. Every song Murray Gold's done for Doctor Who always creates an emotional response from me. Whether it be a grin of confidence when an epic tune plays (e.g. when the Doctor saves Maisie from the Foretold in MotOE), holding my breath in anticipation (when Larry's trying not to blink in front of the Weeping Angel in 'Blink'), and yes, even crying (the aforementioned themes, Vale Decem, Infinite Potential, etc.)...did I mention I'm a 19 year old guy? XD
It's amazing the effect music in TV shows (and films, for that matter) has on audiences watching. Personally, if we didn't have Murray for Doctor Who, it wouldn't be as good. The man is a musical genius.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Who Tunes: Ranking the Lyrical Songs of Doctor Who
I agree 100% with that number 1. Absolutely love 'The Long Song'. Same applies to it's instrumental counterpart; 'Infinite Potential'.
Murray Gold is a genius, in my opinion. He always knows how to get a song stuck in my head, even when a particular song was first heard YEARS ago. Absolute legend of a man.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Who Tunes: Ranking the Lyrical Songs of Doctor Who
A Cybermen-only finale?! Fantastic, in my opinion. I could be wrong in thinking they're the only monster (been desperately trying to avoid spoilers for the last few episodes) but I really hope it IS just them. Bring it on! :D
2 weeks, 4 days ago on DWM #479: Heaven or Hell?
Best episode yet, in my opinion. The monster, the acting, the set, the story. Just fantastic.
Perfect 10/10 :)
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express
I'm with Clara but not completely. I think it was right for the Doctor to let the humans decide, seeing as it's THEIR planet and THEIR planet's moon as he says in the episode.
However, when he actually left them, I can see why Clara was upset. A certain bowtie-wearing incarnation of the Doctor would have more than likely stayed to lend some support (a possible reason for why the episode was saved for Peter rather than Matt) which is probably what Clara expected him to do. And to me, unless he was up to something important while they were deciding (someone in the comments came up with a good point about 'the woman in the shop' who really wants to keep the Doctor and Clara together. Maybe he was investigating that at the time?), I found that moment to be quite a shock when he did leave.
For the record, I loved this episode. Creepy and intense in the first half, surprising and emotional for the second half. Peter and Jenna were, as ever, incredible. The guest cast was great, Hermione Norris in particular. Even Ellis George did a pretty good job as Courtney. Almost as good as Listen, in my opinion :)
Slightly irrelevant but did anyone notice how fast the Doctor was returning after Clara stopped the bombs from going off? Hardly a second had passed before he burst out of the TARDIS and hurried them all inside...
And 3 uses of 'bloody' in 1 episode! I'm surprised we didn't get any parents complaining to the BBC about that, especially after that whole Vastra/Jenny kiss rubbish XD
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Kill the Moon: Clara or the Doctor?
Wow...that Mummy is bloody terrifying, fair do's! The make-up department have really pulled it out of the bag for this one. See, this is a part of Doctor Who I really love; creatures that have the capacity to freak out 9 year olds AND 19 year olds (like myself) alike XD
Really looking forward to this episode now. After the fantastic 'Kill the Moon' (just as good as 'Listen', in my opinion), it seems we'll be continuing the fantastic streak with this episode.
Also, am I the only one who's really liking the music in this trailer? Another gold star for Murray Gold...that makes what? 5 billion and 23 gold stars so far? ;P
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Next Time: Mummy on the Orient Express
Left = POTUS
Am I the only one who's thinking this teaser may be referencing something from 'Turn Left'? It's a bit of a shot in the dark, I know XD
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Kill the Moon – 12 Hints & Teasers
Listen's definitely at the top of my list with a big ol' 10.
Then, Deep Breath's 2nd with a 9.
3rd is The Caretaker AND Robot of Sherwood which both have 8s.
4th would probably be both Into the Dalek and Time Heist with about a 7.5-8...call it 7.75 ;D
So overall...fantastic first half to this new series. If these next 6 episodes are as good as they sound, this could easily be the best series yet :D
1 month ago on Your Verdict on Time Heist & Episode Ranking
@The Finn Pretty certain he says 'Problem! Solution; destroy...'
...he seems nice XD
1 month, 1 week ago on Next Time: The Caretaker
Woah...the Skovox Blitzer really creeps me out. Didn't think it'd be that creepy but just from the 2 seconds I've seen of it in this trailer, that's one scary robot! XD
This episode looks like a good bit of fun. Can't wait...but then again, I say that for every episode ;D
Nice, light-hearted episode. After last week's slightly darker and more serious episode, I'm glad we got a fun romp of an episode this time. Looks like we're continuing with the fun episodes with 'The Caretaker' next week...then it seems we're getting into darker territory after that...
I'll give it a 7 on here but ideally, I'd probably give it a 7.5. So overall;
Listen - 10
Deep Breath - 9
Robot of Sherwood - 8
Into the Dalek - 8
Time Heist - 7.5
This is shaping up to be one hell of a series! :D
1 month, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist
I loved this episode, despite it's light-heartedness in an apparent dark series. Sometimes, we need a bit of light in the darkness. The dialogue was hilarious, especially between the Doctor and Robin.
"Oh, God. I think he's soiled himself!" - A line that had my whole household laughing their backsides off XD
Looking forward to 'Listen' next week, though. People are saying it could be the new 'Blink'.
This makes me one very excited fan...
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood
@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
2 months 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...
Well, I've decided this episode sounds bloody fantastic :D
2 months 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
2 months, 1 week 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!
2 months, 1 week 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
3 months, 3 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
5 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 :)
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
6 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
6 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.
6 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"...
6 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 :)
7 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
7 months, 3 weeks ago on 5 Underrated Doctor Who Monsters and Villains
@Deus_Ex_Machina Fair enough :P
@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