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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.
1 day, 1 hour ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
Hope everyone noticed the Tom Baker impression!
1 week, 6 days 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.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Kill The Moon Review
Haven't given anything a 9 for a long time
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon
Best of the series so far
1 month ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist
One of the few occasions I agree with Moff and he's probably telling porkies
2 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.
2 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?
3 months, 3 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.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on An Earthly Gallifrey
Doesn't need to be darker. Does need to be less silly.
3 months, 4 weeks 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.
4 months 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.
4 months, 4 weeks 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
5 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.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Why the Cybermen should be Doctor Who’s best monster
Not to mention Liam Cunningham, Tobias Menzies and David Warner!
5 months, 3 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.
6 months ago on 10 Scene Stealing Clara Moments
All to recent IMO - would much prefer to see The Mara
6 months ago on 5 New Who Monsters in Need of a Return
Also feel Daleks and Cybermen are due an extended rest
@PK-S Elevenses of the Doctor (a trick missed there, Moff). I guess that could be a multi-Doctor story featuring LOADS of Matt Smiths!
6 months, 1 week ago on Matt Smith: I’ll happily come back
And you'd be very welcome :)
It's funny how broad opinion can be - I'd put Dalek first for Episode 6 and Bells very much last!
6 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Everything Else (Episodes 1-8)
I honestly feel this dislike towards Love and Monsters is unwarranted - there have been far worse episodes. It was a cleverly told story which Marc Warren sold with utter emotional integrity. Peter Kay's costume is absurd, but then you think of what he's actually doing to people and it's pretty horrific. Also irreversible - none of your 'deus ex' here.
6 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Nightmare Run (Episodes 9-13, Specials)
Reminds me of the Androids of Tara
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: A Merry Day
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Nuff said.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Smith: The best storytelling was in Series 5
Totally agree with you, Matt. Please take note Mr M.
You make valid points. What's interesting to me is that I'm prepared to forgive all this because I felt the story was well told. I can't forgive Cold War, by contrast, and quite a few others, because they were told so badly.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Unpopular Opinion: Asylum of the Daleks
Pete coming back for Rose made me cry
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 13
Arggghhh. Love Vincent but going to have to go with Blink
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 10
Some very, very strong contenders here. So much so have to abstain!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 9
Human Nature - outstanding
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 8
Dalek - no contest
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 6
Victory - Daleks managed to be both devious and tasteless!
7 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 3
Mary Shelley - now that might have some mileage
7 months ago on Gatiss Confirms Two Capaldi Eps, Hints at Jane Austen Story
Don't really see how it can be anything other than Rose. Ushered in a completely new take on the Doctor and everything that's followed.
7 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 1
Agree about no.1
7 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: Results Series 5-7
The Snowmen and The Angels duo are so far apart in my opinion they are almost a different show
7 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: Results (12-06)
We're all dooooooomed! (Dad's Army reference)
7 months, 1 week ago on Moffat: Doomed dialogue sounds great in Scottish
What a cute little tail
7 months, 1 week ago on Series 8 Filming: Sneak Peek at a New Monster
Mystified. May have to withdraw to my bunker.
7 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: Results (39-34)