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Ahem. 11 vastly different to 7? I'd wholesomely say he's a superb cross between 2 and 7 with a whole lot of wibbly extras thrown in for good measure (I'm sure Clara agrees with me).
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Why Bringing Back Gallifrey is Wrong
To everybody who bothered watching the video - WAS THAT MUSIC FRICKING AWESOME OR WHAT ?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who World Tour To Promote Series 8
I agree with what you say about JNT making poor decisions, however I think it's extremely hard to say he had no passion for the show.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The 6th Doctor: What Worked & What Didn’t
... it's an acquired taste, I guess. Hope I'm not giving anything away, but the plot (if you can call it that) has little to be desired. A shame, as it sounded to be the best of the three released at the time. Oh no, I haven't put you off have I ?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on First 12th Doctor Novels Detailed
The Eleventh Hour merely an eight? This is an atrocity! (Well no, it's your opinion, and that's fine, just hear me out! xD) A simple plot? You couldn't exactly say Victory of the Daleks is the most cranium-twisting episode ever broadcast. Is it even that simple? Take Rose for example - old lava-face, shop window dummies, and all resolved with the help of ... anti-plastic! (There's other stuff too. I watched Rose only the other day and remembered how good it was.) But comparatively, that is a simple plot. Then you have The Eleventh Hour. The whole resolution is genuinely thought-out, clever stuff. The strands set up in the scenes in Jeff's bedroom (never thought I'd say that) are satisfyingly tied up as the Doctor saves the day. It's tricky to properly describe it, so instead I'll sit here gesticulating about how he does "the clever thing with the zeros" and "the way the virus is on the phone he has with him". And, well yes, if you put it like that maybe it doesn't sound so complex after all. But the thing with openers is they can't afford to be complex. They're designed to reintroduce the main characters (in TEH's case, introduce brand new ones, which it does superbly), and no opener to date has been overly so, save for perhaps The Impossible Astronaut. Okay, fair enough, so neither Prisoner Zero or the Atraxi succeed at being hugely threatening opponents - but by no means are they failed creations. You've got a fairly ingenious concept in the Dog-Man ... ish. I should point out that of course, I'm hugely biased. Can't help it. But to me, The Eleventh Hour is much more than just another eight (see what I did there?). It has wit, it has that quintessential British charm written all over it (quite like myself, ho ho), it has Matt Smith for goodness sake! Out of ten, I hear you ask? For me? Eleven :-)
1 month, 3 weeks ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 5 (Episodes 1-6)
The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone - MASTERFUL!? No, you're not on your own :-)
I hope it's rubbish. Well, no, I don't have much against the idea. But of course the full 14 episodes, including Christmas, would be preferable. It's likely that this might just be a temporary thing, to compensate for the funds spent (well spent, I'll add) on Day of the Doctor. Or perhaps Moffat intends to eliminate (exterminate?) the dreaded filler episode? Thing is, you never know if you're missing a Love & Monsters or a Blink ...
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE
I was just speculating this. And I thought I'd gotten there first, darn it xD
I think we're all missing something rather obvious here, regarding just whenabouts the series begins. Let's assume that it is, after all, a continuous twelve-episode run leading directly up to Christmas (something I think personally would be a splendid experiment). And we already know it kicks off in August ... well, the mathsy bit is simple. And sadly, it's not looking good for those who have already set their hearts on this set-up. The very latest in August the series can begin is Saturday the 30th. The next Saturday is September 6th, then September 13th, followed by September 20th, followed by the 27th of September (episode 5). October 4th ensues, then 11th, 18th, 25th (episode 9). November's episodes we can only assume take place on the 1st, 8th, 15th and ... hang on. That's all twelve stories, sans Christmas Special. And as I say, these would be the dates if the season began the very latest in August it could - of course (if we're lucky) it could even begin earlier. But if this is anything to go by, Series 8 will not be leading into Christmas, for the simple reason that doing so is, by logic, absolutely impossible. But hey, who am I to tell you this? NEVER apply logic to Who.
Asylum of the Daleks - 10/10
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship - 5/10
A Town Called Mercy - 6/10
The Power of Three - 7/10
The Angels Take Manhattan - 8/10
The Snowmen - 9/10
The Bells of Saint John - 10/10
The Rings of Akhaten - 5(.5)/10
Cold War - 8/10
Hide - 9(.5)/10
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS - 7/10
The Crimson Horror - 9/10
Nightmare in Silver - 4/10
The Name of the Doctor - 8(.5)/10
The Day of the Doctor - 10/10
The Time of the Doctor - 11/10
4 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: Series 7 (2012-2013)
10/10. A truly exceptional episode in my eyes, up there with The Eleventh Hour, Flesh and Stone, The Doctor's Wife, The God Complex, The Day/Time of the Doctor, etc... the Amy/Rory sub-plot wasn't necessary, but neither awful my any means. One of Matt Smith greatest turns as the Doctor, Jenna Coleman also fantastic as Oswin. Full of memorable moments (THAT PLOT TWIST AT THE END!), managing to succeed in both the set piece and storyline department. There are a couple holes here and there regarding the plot, but these can be easily overlooked. As a wise man once said, never attempt to apply logic to Doctor Who - ever.
5 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: Asylum of the Daleks