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Love it - looks delightfully knackered and battle-worn
3 days, 21 hours ago on BBC Reveals New Series 9 Monster
There's an awful lot more that can be done with the Mara so they'd be top of my list.
1 week, 3 days ago on 9 Foes That Are Due A Return
As far as I'm concerned nobody has yet presented the Doctor as well in the modern era than Eccleston in Dalek. I utterly believed in him and the situation. Some have come close, it's true, but this is a defining episode for me. I would like to see more making of this incredible character credible. There's genius in that.
1 week, 4 days ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #1
This story is the benchmark AND a note to modern Who writers a perfect example of an ensemble piece where the supporting characters are at least as important, notable and developed as the Doctor himself. A true gem.
1 week, 6 days ago on Genesis of the Daleks: 40 Years On
I think it interesting that Capaldi referenced Susan at his drop in in Cardiff. So that's who I think she is!
In fact she may well be the girl who died then regenerated into the woman who lived. God I'm good.
This is pure deductive reasoning just in case I seem suspiciously confident.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Maisie Williams Hints At Her Series 9 Role
1 month, 1 week ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #7
Once thing I'd like to see is the TARDIS returning to its old erratic state, less under the Doctor's control, taking him to situations where he knows little or nothing about his enemy.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on How Should Doctor Who Evolve?
To be a little contentious I think I'd prefer fewer stories spread out over more episodes (four or five parters) to really let them breathe and develop. I think it's my age.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Why More Two-Parters Is A Good Thing
I love Tom up to and including Hand of Fear. The Leela years had hits (Talons, Robots) and misses (Sunmakers, Invasion of Time). Key to Time was a mixed bag, and from Destiny it all starts to pale for me. As I've mentioned before in an ideal universe I'd have ended Tom with Armageddon. But I'm the kind of fan fans love to hate so...
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Tom Baker: The Beginning, End and In-Between (Part 2)
I think Destiny is ghastly!
@The Cosmic Dodo I'd have liked to see Pertwee do C of D - has the feel of a Pertwee tale
2 months ago on Doctor Who In Perspective 1974-1981
Very unpopular view coming. I would have liked to see Tom depart at the end of Invasion of Time or the Armageddon Factor at the latest. I find the years from Destiny lacked joy and invention. But we were so spoilt in his early years I guess it couldn't last an entire tenure.
Matt's best season imo
2 months, 1 week ago on Rank the Revival: 2010 Part 1
I find Love & Monsters very moving and off-the-wall so it gets an 8 from me
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Rank the Revival: 2006 Part 3
I'd like to see the Ice Warriors and the Flood
3 months ago on On Thin Ice: The Future of the Ice Warriors
Did anyone else wonder where the Doctor was when he woke up - I wondered if it was the volcano where Clare destroyed the Tardis keys and there was all the mind-wipey stuff and if so...how far back did the dream crabs do their work?
4 months ago on Rate & Discuss Last Christmas
As far as I'm concerned as long as they cast an actor of the right calibre it doesn't matter whether it's a man or a woman.
4 months ago on Female Doctor Poll Results & A Case For
My very first memory of life is of Styre's head collapsing in the Sontaran Experiment!
5 months ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?
Let's just see how it goes shall we?
5 months ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
Why not a brother and sister?
5 months, 1 week ago on Moffat Mulls Future Companion Not Being Another Earth Girl
Surely this is a Krynoid? See Seeds of Doom. And yes I know that pod opened from the top...
5 months, 2 weeks ago on 2014 Christmas Special TV Trailer
Another 8 - and not a whiff of the screaming frustration I felt last season. Such relief for me and my family. And my boys are looking forward to the next episodes which speaks volumes.
6 months ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
Hope everyone noticed the Tom Baker impression!
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express
Another 8! Loving this series so much.
In terms of characterisation and solid storytelling I feel this is light years ahead of series 7. I feel Clara is now the fully-formed character promised in Asylum and I feel the performances are simply a lot more 'grown-up' all round. I spent so many Saturdays last year in a fury at what I was watching but can honestly say I look forward to Saturday evenings again now. The moral dilemma posed here was well-addressed in my opinion and I can forgive the sillier elements of the story if it's well told - as was so often the case with Old Who. Bravo, I say. More.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Kill The Moon Review
Haven't given anything a 9 for a long time
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon
Best of the series so far
7 months, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist
One of the few occasions I agree with Moff and he's probably telling porkies
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Moffat on Why the Master Won’t Be Back
@SephoraNeedSeries8 @Moves Like Jagaroth Your point was that for NuWho audiences the Cybermen were created in 2006, yes? If people have been watching from then, they'll know it was an old foe from before their new creation as the Doctor stipulates. If they haven't they may not be aware of the new Cybus line anyway. In any event I can't see why you'd assume a NuWho audience is so prone to confusion - I still don't really get your objection to a Mondasian appearance. I can't see why it should confuse anyone in a story which would undoubtedly reveal the reason for its appearance.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Capaldi & Moffat on Axons, Cybermen and the Master
@SephoraNeedSeries8 @Moves Like Jagaroth Anyone who has been watching consistently since 2006 is well aware by now the enormous history of the programme and the villains it includes - they are either on board with this or no longer watch. I've not seen the 10th Planet either! Fans find stuff out. I don't know what kind of audience you're talking about to be honest.
@SephoraNeedSeries8 @Moves Like Jagaroth I think that's rather patronising to the audience, don't you? Let them decide if they're confused or not.
@SephoraNeedSeries8 @Moves Like Jagaroth Hang on a minute. I don;t want Genesis of the Cybermen either but that doesn't exclude the possibility of meeting the Cybermen at an earlier point on their timeline, surely?
This is not an either/or situation - if we can go back to Victorian or Shakespearean England, we can surely go back to an earlier era of any of the enemies, with the exception perhaps of those with the power to move through time.
@SephoraNeedSeries8 With the greatest of respect this doesn't take into account the time travel factor does it? We've visited Daleks at an early stage of development - why not the Cybermen. Of course they're not going to devolve - that WOULD be silly, I think.
There was an old comic strip from Doctor Who monthly called Junkyard Demon which was a very effective use of a Mondasian should you wish to look it up.
@Amy is Hannibal No, no, no. I don't mean Moff is insulting us. I meant that the Mondasians are closest to us as humans and therefore the more frightening. That's all. Not entirely sure what you think I meant :)
Dear old Moff. Sometimes he just doesn't get it, does he? The Mondasian Cybermen are most frightening because they are the closest to US. They are at the early stages of their development - winging it technologically to a certain degree. We look at them and they are essentially reanimated cadavers - dead boys in jumpers if you will. As for the Axons - just needs a little reimagination, surely?
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Series 8: Meet the Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere
I rather wonder if Gallifrey is not a bizarre amalgam of parts of planets from across time - so - a bit of Skaro, a bit of Earth, a bit of Mondas etc. And in a state of permanent flux perhaps. A collage planet which shifts its composition almost seasonally.
10 months ago on An Earthly Gallifrey
Doesn't need to be darker. Does need to be less silly.
10 months ago on Should Doctor Who Adopt a Darker Tone?
It's really a question of balance between the light and the dark which has been a little off recently imo
What I would have loved would have been for the Doctor 'undercover' to continue a good deal longer than it did.
10 months, 1 week ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 6 (Episodes 8-13)
“How to I tell this story beautifully and blow away the audience?” Let's hope they achieve this.
11 months ago on Two-Part Finale for Series 8
@ilyootha @Moves Like Jagaroth Just think - totally mined out - environmentally crippled - would make a great, tragic story
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming in Lanzarote, Hermione Norris Cast
I wonder if it might not be Peladon
I agree to an extent and I think there's a certain inevitability that the two key enemies - Daleks and Cyberman - have reached a place where their very presence is seen to be enough to carry the story which it clearly isn't. These enemies ought to be used very sparingly and their stories handled with even greater consideration. Closing Time and Nightmare In Silver were awful dilutions to the cyber mythos. Of the cyber stories I've seen only Tomb, Earthshock and the Age of Steel have any weight.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Why the Cybermen should be Doctor Who’s best monster
Not to mention Liam Cunningham, Tobias Menzies and David Warner!
11 months, 4 weeks ago on 10 Misused Actors in Doctor Who
For me she is a character under construction - I just hope she's completed before it's time to go - only memorable moment for me is in Asylum where she really shone.
12 months ago on 10 Scene Stealing Clara Moments
All to recent IMO - would much prefer to see The Mara
1 year ago on 5 New Who Monsters in Need of a Return
Also feel Daleks and Cybermen are due an extended rest