"The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant" - The Doctor.
The episode isn't terrible, and Moffat writes some of the best episodes these days, so id rather not watch a video just to listen to someone have a rant.
2 days, 19 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
After rewatching this episode, my opinion of it has raised greatly. On first viewing, the two storylines clashed too much for me, but this time around, I think they worked well together and I understood it all a lot more. It's definitely the scariest episode of the Moffat era so far, as well. I'd give this episode a solid 9/10.
3 days, 23 hours ago on 2nd Opinion: Listen
My rankings for the series so far in order of preference:
1) Robot of Sherwood - 9.5/10
2) Deep Breath - 9.5/10
3) Into The Dalek - 8.5/10
4) Listen - 8/10
I agree mostly with the ordering of the Gatiss episodes, but 'The Idiot's Lantern' should be higher and 'Night Terrors' lower in my opinion.
4 days, 19 hours ago on Your Verdict on Robot of Sherwood
Good article - I'm now very satisfied that the show won't be cancelled anytime soon. And knowing how popular the show is, it makes me very proud to be a whovian. :D
4 days, 19 hours ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter
Of course there was! But there is so much beauty in not really knowing that I'm glad the truth was never properly revealed.
4 days, 19 hours ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
How do they even calculate these figures? They can't be accurate, can they? Plus, some of these Al scores are ridiculous.
6 days, 22 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@FlorianIrwin If you haven't liked Doctor Who since 'The End of Time', why are you still watching it? Why are you still commenting on this site?
6 days, 22 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@smallaustralian @'Cos Guess Who? Ha! I was confused at that point too. I thought: 'Danny's a timelord'? But then I saw the War Doctor cameo and I thought 'Oh... It's The Doctor!' I definitely think casual viewers would have been lost.
8/10 - I really enjoyed the first half - The pre-titles sequence has got to be the best that there has ever been. And I was actually scared (for the first time since Midnight!) during the bed scene. But, I think the Danny/Rupert/Orson Pink storyline detracted from what could have potentially been a focused plot on the 'thing hiding' story. I don't know, something about it just seemed... off. I loved the barn scene at the end though - I didn't expect the boy to be The Doctor, and for the War Doctor cameo, or for him to be afraid of the dark. Clara is a real gem this series, and she provided The Doctor (and us!) with a beautiful speech at the end. Peter was on excellent form once again, and he's fast becoming my favourite Doctor. Also, I liked how we never really find out who/what was under the bed sheet, who wrote on the walls and who was knocking, but I think that's kind of the beauty of being afraid- never knowing.
In order of preference:
Robot of Sherwood 9.5/10
The Crimson Horror 9/10
The Idiots Lantern 7.5/10
The Unquiet Dead 7.5/10
Cold War 6.5/10
Victory of the Daleks 6.5/10
Night Terrors 6/10
1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes
@craig33 Probably people who have nothing better to do than pick fault at everything...
1 week, 4 days ago on Your Verdict on Into the Dalek
I'd give Deep Breath a 9.5 and Into The Dalek an 8.5.
@BlueFinch I completely agree!
1 week, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood
@shots1 How was it not funny? I found it hilarious!
9.5/10 -I Loved the 'Robot of Sherwood', and I personally think it is the best episode of the series so far, and also Mark Gattis' best script. The plot was simple but enjoyable to watch, and Robin and The Doctor's banter was hilarious. Peter Capaldi is definitely doing a brilliant job, and his witty comments never fail to make me laugh. The themes and sceneries were all good and accurate, and it felt like a fantastic swash-buckling adventure!
Dalek-It could never be anything else. It was more entertaining, the Dalek was more scary, the characterisation was all on key, and the storyline was much more original and interesting.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Face-Off: Dalek vs Into the Dalek
My favourite celebrity historical was Vincent and the Doctor, for its beautiful and emotional portrayal of Vincent, and how he was made better by the influence of Amy and the Doctor.In the future, I would love to see a full story centering on Henry VIII and one his many wives in Tudor England, as it was a history topic I very much loved when I was younger. Great article, even if the unnecessary comment about Hull (City of culture anyone? And have you actually ever been there?) bugged me.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Why I Love… Celebrity Historicals
Alright, well thanks for clearing it up. The dialogue was easily missed really.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Into the Dalek Review
It hasn't been evidenced I don't think- She mentioned the doctor's other incarnations in Name and Day but that's it. She doesn't appear to remember being a Dalek and doesn't recall Amy either. I think it's just inconsistent writing, and I think Moffat is so caught up in giving Clara character development and personality that he's just forgotten the whole 'Impossible Girl' arc.
Finally, someone else who has realised the magic drying thing! Bad editing that was.
I mainly agree with this article, but I don't know how you can say that Danny's reaction to having killed a non-soldier isn't believable? I thought it was an excellently realistic portrayal of a wounded guilty man. I did think for a minute that Journey would be out new companion, and I can honestly say I was disappointed at her rejection. The new Doctor was on great form this episode- showing off his darker, less moral yet witty persona; however I must agree that Clara seemed very inconsistent from last week. As yes, the plot resolution was also a little weak and unrealistic. Overall though it was a good episode-Twelve is brilliant, I loved the character of Danny Pink, and the concept was interesting, even if in some ways the whole thing was a bit of a missed opportunity.
I loved the graphics, ie the clockwork effect which I think really suits the new Doctor and works with the concept of that particular episode. The inclusion of The Doctor's face is always a good idea too. But the actual theme tune wasn't as good as I expected it to be- It should have been more 'up beat' and had more 'oo-e-oo's' like the RTD era's theme tunes had. But, I agree it is much better than Series 7's rather disorderly attempt at a theme tune. I'm sure I'll come to like it, but for now, nothing has yet beaten the marvellous theme back in the Tennant days.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Examining Series 8’s New Title Sequence
1 month ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – The Doctor Trilogy
The Bells of St John- 8/10
The Rings of Akhaten- 7/10
Cold War- 6.5/10
The Crimson Horror- 9/10
Nightmare in Silver- 8/10
1 month, 2 weeks ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 7 (Part 2)
The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe- 4/10
Pond Life- 9/10
Asylum of the Daleks- 10/10
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship- 6.5/10
A Town Called Mercy- 7.5/10
The Power of Three- 7.5/10
The Angels Take Manhattan- 10/10
The Snowmen- 10/10
1 month, 2 weeks ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 7 (Part 1)
The 'Fade' fan tribute is absolutely brilliant! Very professional.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
12 episodes? Why not 13???
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8 DVD / Blu-Ray Dated
I cannot even comprehend that timeline.....
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
You do not hate me as you do not know me.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat: Day Was My Most Difficult Script Ever
This was meant to be a reply to @TheOncomingStorm
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Doomsday Farewell Declared Greatest Sci-Fi Moment
Series 2 is one of my favourites and I like both Love and Monsters and Fear Her. Love Ten and Rose as the Tardis duo (their only annoying episode was New Earth).
Well said! People can like what they like, regardless of what others think! :)
I really like this scene, and I think it's definitely one of the most emotional we've had on the show. David and Billie are on top form here, emphasised by Murray Gold's beautiful track. However, I wouldn't go as far as to say that it is the best scene in Doctor Who (but probably in the top 10 for me), let alone the best in the whole of sci-fi. By the way, I think people really need to stop belittling Ten/Rose fans by making them out not to be fans of the show as apparantly they only watch it for the romance and the eye candy. Well, if they wanted to do that, they could just go and watch some rom-com movie or something. Another thing I've noticed is that some of the hard-core fans reckon that if you've only ever really watched New-Who, than you're not a true fan. Seriously, I've hardly seen any of the classic series but I'm in completely in love and obsessed with Doctor Who! :)
Let's Kill Hitler - 8/10
Night Terrors - 7/10
The Girl Who Waited - 8.5/10
The God Complex - 8/10
Closing Time - 8/10
The Wedding of River Song - 7.5/10
Quite a weak half-series really, unfortunately.
3 months ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 6 (Episodes 8-13)
A Christmas Carol - 10/10
Time/Space - 8/10
The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon - 10/10
The Curse of the Black Spot - 5.5/10
The Doctor's Wife - 10/10
The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People - 6/10
A Good Man Goes To War - 7.5/10
3 months ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 6 (Specials, Episodes 1-7)
Great article! I've aways loved The End of Time and I thought it was an excellently emotional way for the Tenth Doctor to go. You mentioned about Ten only being in his incarnation for a relatively short amount of time, and it got me wondering; does anyone know how long each of the Doctor's incarnations lasted for? Is there a link or anything where I can investigate?
3 months, 2 weeks ago on The End of Time: Why it Needs More Love
Amy's Choice - 10/10 (A brilliantly enjoyable story - I don't really see it as a filler; as I feel it is highly important in developing the characters and their relationships, and establishing the foundations of the tardis trio for the next few series)
The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood- 7.5/10 (For the same reasons you described I'm not overly fond by this two parter- it's a bit slowly paced and the plot and characters isn't really that interesting, but the Silurians were great)
Vincent and the Doctor- 10/10 (One of my favourite episodes of all time- it ties together all the elements which make me love Doctor Who, from the humour and characters to the emotion and dialogue. It portrays Vincent in such an emotionally engaging way)
The Lodger- 8.5/10 (Offers some nice light hearted comedy, with The Doctor being very amusing to watch. The idea of the staircase that people go up but never go down was actually quite creepy)
The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang- 10/10 (Complicated and timey-wimey but in a good way, with the story arc tying together very cleverly, and allowing for the story to continue for the next few years. The fairytale element was beautifully evident here and the whole episode just felt like a Who Classic)
3 months, 2 weeks ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 5 (Episodes 7-13)
My ratings would be :
The Eleventh Hour - 10/10 (How is that episode too simple and the threat not scary enough? It's probably one of the best episodes ever.)
The Beast Below - 8.5/10 (Something different and quirky, which was well-welcomed by me; but must agree that some parts don't seem to make much sense)
Victory of the Daleks - 7.5/10 (Good story and the Daleks were at the height of their power and scariness; however I think the pacing is a little slow)
The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone - 9/10 (Enjoyable story; the weeping angels were used to their full potential and their extra abilities made them more scary; however, the pacing of the first part is a little slow and I don't like the seduction scene in the second part)
Vampires of Venice - 8/10 (Nice little filler story which is entertaining, comedic and dark all the same; but nothing very original about it).
3 months, 2 weeks ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 5 (Episodes 1-6)
The theme tune can't change... It just can't. I can't really say much more though really....
4 months ago on The Theme – Time for a Change?
When I first watched 'The Time of the Doctor', I was a bit disappointed. Mainly because the pacing felt all over the place- There were things in it which weren't necessary and which consumed time which could've been available for proper plot development; and also the transition of The Doctor into an old man on Trenzalore seemed to be too quick for me- 300 + years in the space of 20 minutes. The regeneration scene was simply superb though! I cried when Eleven hallucinated Amy, when he made his 'Doctor speech', and when Clara asked him not to change (oh, and the scene with the poem and the cracker was an utter tear-jerker too!). Also, Capaldi's first scene was very exciting! The Time of the Doctor could have been better though- possibly if they'd made it a two parter like The End of Time or something.
4 months ago on An Opinion Divided: The Time of the Doctor
@supermoff @DW_girlI never said no else likes those episodes. I just said I didn't. And what's the point in a forum if you can't express your own opinion without people having a go at you for having an opinion?
I did think back then though that when I was writing that comment that Moffat would sack Gattiss and Thompson and pick the writers I want, and change everything on the show the way I wanted it..... ;)
4 months ago on Bring Back… Paul Cornell
@hybries @TheOncomingStormMy mum understands most of the time- she's a whovian, but not as much as me. My dad likes the show but I don't think he understands any of it (even the RTD era), and if he does, he falls asleep half way through anyway :P
4 months ago on Moffat: Day Was My Most Difficult Script Ever
@VortexDan It wasnt a big friendly button- it was a weapon that would wipe out the whole of Gallifrey if it was pressed. I can't associate the adjective 'friendly' with that....
@JulianPrime I can't really watch the classic series either. To be frank, most of them are boring, and take too long to watch. New-Who all the way!
@Manyetha is now... Maid Marion! @hankim912 Or they might be just stating fact...
It's annoying how Moffat brings back the same writers which write mediocre or poor episodes. Take 'Mark Gattis' who in my opinion has never written a single episode which i consider to be fantastic (none of his episodes are bad but they aren't exactly great either), and especially 'Steve Thompson', who wrote two of the worst episodes is New-Who. Moffat just brings back his pals, rather than the good writers. I agree that Paul Cornell should return, as well as some of the one-off writers like Robert Shearman and Richard Curtis.
It would deffo not work. Why would you remake a television show that doesn't need remaking? When it comes down to it all, regardless of how worldwide popular Doctor Who is, it has British roots, and should always be just a British show.
4 months, 1 week ago on Could An Overseas Version of Doctor Who Ever Work?
I think the hate for Rose you've suggested here isn't fair- she was selfish at points, but that is because she didn't particularly like her boring life at home, and she wasn't ever really that into Mickey either. And if you went off into time and space with a complete stranger, wouldn't you be a bit of a lost damsel in distress at first? Also, I think the reasonings behind Rose's often arrogant attitude in series 2 is the cocky nature of Ten in that series.
I really like Martha- she is a likeable character! I don't think we're made to dislike her at all- its just the Doctors feelings and if you watch Martha properly, you'll realise that Martha is just as brilliant as Rose, and in the end, the doctor realises this.
Donna is also my favourite RTD companion- I like the fact that she and the doctor are in an equal friendship, as they always have a laugh and a bit of banter, and Donna can easily put the Doctor in his place. She's also got a vulnerable emotional side which adds to her character much more than the other companions.
I like Amy- I think she's the most developed companion of all. She changes from a flirty naive girl to a kind wise mother-like figure through her travels, and it is through her friendship with Eleven that makes you connect with both her and Rory much more than any other companion.
I agree somewhat with your opinions on Clara- she is way too underdeveloped and uncharacterised. She's like a faultless Mary Sue type person. But, I have to say I like her in her most recent episodes, especially in The Day of the Doctor.
And can I just add, the comment about RTD pairing up Martha and Mickey just because they are both black is frankly just ridiculous. They may have got to know each other and found out that they have things in common (them ending up together was supposed to be a bit of a closure to their stories, which I found to be a great idea). It's like you saying that, for example, they paired off Jack and Alonso because they were white. Seriously, I hope that wasn't a racist comment.
So, for me. My order of companions would go like this: Donna, Martha, Rose, Amy and then Clara.
4 months, 1 week ago on Comparing the Female Companions of Revived Who
I think the RTD vs Moffat debates should stop. Everyone has their own opinion- it isn't a fact that one era is better than the other. Because at the end of the day, if you love Doctor Who, you love Doctor Who, writers aside.
4 months, 1 week ago on Settling the Moffat vs. RTD Debate (Using AI Scores)