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My favourite outfit was Listen / In the Forest of the Night - I also liked the whoodie in Last Christmas.
21 hours, 49 minutes ago on Twelve’s Rapidly Changing Look
Is that antennae on its back?
2 days, 22 hours ago on BBC Reveals New Series 9 Monster
@Russell T Dalek wants Eccleston to win Yes! I loved that! :)
1 week, 1 day ago on Top 10 Reuses of Murray Gold’s Music
Osirian, the bad guy from The Pyramids of Mars, gets a runner-up and I'll admit I like the Cybermen and the Daleks and cheer when they get a return. :P
The Jagoon also get a shout-out...
10. Alpha Centaurans.
9. The Yeti.
8. The Headless Monks.
4. The Rutans & The Sontarans. Give me a War, baby!
3. The Autons.
2. The Axons.
1. The Ood.
1 week, 1 day ago on 9 Foes That Are Due A Return
Season 7's "I Might Change My Mind" was re-used twice to beautiful effect - first in Kill the Moon, "You go a long way aways!" and second in Death in Heaven, when Danny talks to Clara from the void.
1 week, 2 days ago on Top 10 Reuses of Murray Gold’s Music
The Mirror has been pretty accurate, but I'm not buying into this. Just doesn't seem likely. RTD rejected (it was even in the readthrough drafts) a flashback scene with Davros because it slowed down the plot considerably. I suspect the same sort of thing would occur with a season-opener of all things if the episode followed the life and times of Davros.
1 week, 4 days ago on Series 9 To Open With “Darkest ever plot”?
The best part is then Capaldi and Ferguson could act like they were old buddies, reminiscing about old times.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Bring Back Craig Owens
What if Craig Owen slimmed down as he got older ... and Scottish.
Craig Ferguson can play him. :P
Well, Disney would be the only American film brand I'd trust with Doctor Who - they could bring quite a lot of fantasy and scale to the story of Doctor Who - plus the theme park would be great. >_>
I agree with Moffat though, it'd be really complicated to do a huge release, because the bigger the release, the more backstory needed, and the more it draws from the actual television show.
I'd prefer another launch along the lines of The Day of The Doctor and Deep Breath. It was certainly fun going to the cinema and enjoying Doctor Who with fellow whovians over popcorn and laughs, plus the show looks great on screen.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Capaldi: A Doctor Who Movie Would Be Great
I'd love a Halloween episode where it's set in UK and The Doctor is against Halloween. A family knocks on the Tardis door. 'Trick or treat?' And he's all grumpy about the whole ordeal.
'How do you tell the monsters from the real monsters apart?'
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Themed Episodes For The Future
Bahaahahaahaaahahahahahahahahaahaha. 'Happy Easter, but DO not TRUST The Easter Bunny.'
The essence of Doctor Who right there.
3 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
Daily Fail: 'ONLY FIVE MORE YEARS!'
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Moffat: Revived Who To Last 15 Years Minimum
What an odd mix of episodes. :P I like the choices though.I've enjoyed all of those episodes on rewatch. Lovely idea with the Bitorrent release.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Torrent Doctor Who (Legally)
It's such a hard choice...
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Revival Face-Off: The Grand Grand Final
The trousers more remind of the 1st Doctor, actually. But I believe those were in all reality yellow and white. :P
3 weeks, 4 days ago on 12th Doctor Costume Change for Series 9
@Status: Stuck in the vortex I loved the polka dot. :P
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Future in Doubt After Capaldi ‘Fracas’
I've got a theory - there was some recent shooting in Tredegar House (which would be anachronistic if my theory is correct, but that's not an issue for set designers...) - and I thought, perhaps this is a two parter about the accession of 'Bloody Mary' to the English throne. 'The Girl Who Died' is Lady Jane Grey (who was 16 or 17 when she was executed) - The Nine Day Queen - and 'The Woman Who Lived' is Queen Mary. There would have to be more to it make it a proper Doctor Who episode - The Doctor held (again) in the Tower of England... The ghost of Lady Grey / Bloody Mary haunting UNIT, perhaps... A Scottish Doctor in the high court of England? Yikes! But I suspect the high Tudor drama would keep the story feeling fresh and different than something like Hide or Girl in the Fireplace.
The thing is I can't square this with the different authors - why have a historical two-parter with Mathieson as one author and Tregenna another? It makes me think that this might be a bit of a ploy, so fans assume that the first story is a two-parter and the ending may not become so apparent (i.e., if you know something is going to end in forty-five minutes - that can sometimes ruin a surprise ending).
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Series 9: The Girl Who Died, and The Woman Who Lived
@Polyphase @Unibot A recent DWTV article had a picture released showing a blurry copy of what looked like a Jamie Mathieson script.
@nocealvento Yes, that's what I meant, I had said at the time I had thought 'Jamie Mathieson' was the name on it, so I imagine that's what's gone on then: the picture that showed had him on the script and Moffat will only be credited with co-author later.
I believe the trousers will probably look less 'loud' on film. It looks cool. Twelve's outfits are always cool. Hoodies with Crombies and Holely shirts. :P
3 weeks, 5 days ago on 12th Doctor Costume Change for Series 9
So... that image of a script looked like it was only one author's name; are they shooting The Woman Who Lived first, perhaps? I'm kind of wondering if Jamie Mathieson was the only credited author on the read-through draft of The Girl Who Died, because I swear it just said Jamie Mathieson.
@MikkoKivisto @Doctavarium @TheOtherJenny @Bow Ties Are Cool It should be added RTD had far more production experience than he did as a writer even... he used to joke when he went on set, the staff would treat as though he was foreign to being on set, but he had worked on them for years.
@Erga kai Hemerai Looks to me like S7A declined over S6, but S7B gained on both. Could be wrong-?
4 weeks ago on Rank the Revival: A Numbery-Wumbery Breakdown (Part 1)
@Russell T Dalek @Unibot @Gustaff I was the exact opposite way - found Rory annoying throughout, and Amy a pleasure. I saw him as holding her character back. :P
@Gustaff @Unibot They've done something very clever with Clara and really grown her, though. She's practically a different person from Series 7B to Series 8. She's also gorgeous; that helps. >_> For me she has more staying power than the Ponds or Rose did. Controversial opinion: I think the Ponds could have left around The Big Bang / A Christmas Carol - had River and The Doctor travelling together for Series 6. I like the Ponds, but I got kind of bored of them really quick. The only reason why I wouldn't have done that with Series 5 is it'd be too Disney ("Now the Ponds are married. Bye bye Doctor. They live happily ever after. The End.")
@Gustaff @Unibot Yeah, it could be that the formula gets old - Tennant's era through Season 2 to 3 had a single female companion as a 'love interest' and changed it up in Season 4 with 'Just a Mate' ("You ain't mating with me, sunshine!"), while Matt Smith's era through Season 5 to 7A had a 'Tardis team' until they were replaced by Clara 'Obvious sexual tension' Oswald who changes things up for Season 7B. Interestingly, Clara will be a companion for Capaldi's first two seasons too before that's presumably changed as well.
It could be me seeing things, but the top graph seems to suggest that as a Doctor's era continues, the episodes wane (S5 > S6 > S7; S1 > S2 > S3) until the end of that Doctor's era.
I had totally forgotten about #1 - it couldn't have been anything else. :P I was gobsmacked when I saw it.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on The Best Pre-Title Sequences of the Revival (Part 3)
I agree with most of this list. Nothing really doesn't deserve recognition here. I'd probably go with...
1. The Day of the Doctor
3. Bad Wolf / The Parting of the Ways
4. The Pandorica Opens / The Big Bang
5. The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
6. The Name of the Doctor
7. The Eleventh Hour
8. The Time of Angels / Flesh and Stone
9. The Time of the Doctor
10. Mummy on the Orient Express
11. The Waters of Mars
12. Vincent and the Doctor
13. Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead
14. Smith and Jones
15. The Lodger
16. The Runaway Bride
18. Army of Ghosts / Doomsday
19. The Bells of Saint John
20. Rise of the Cybermen / The Age of Steel
1 month ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade
"Fear Her" was atrocious and embarrassing - watched it recently and it was hard to stomach. "Love and Monsters" was just undercooked or overcooked. " The Lazarus Experiment" and "Night Terrors" were just dull, basically. "The Curse of the Black Spot" was extremely dull too.
The others aren't really that bad at all. "In the Forest of the Night" was positively lyrical, "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe" is one of my favorite Christmas specials, "Daleks in Manhattan / Evolution of the Daleks" handles the Daleks with precision and was just let down with poor design on the Hybrid Dalek-Man thingy, "The Idiot’s Lantern" is a guilty pleasure and "The Long Game" has frrrreaking Simon Pegg in it. COME ON! :P
1 month ago on The Bottom 10 TV Stories of the Decade
I think aging is psychological for Time Lords; if they feel older, they age faster.
1 month ago on Wearing A Bit Thin: A Theory on Time Lord Ageing
If this is
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1 month ago on Series 9: Episode 5 Filming Soon
If we're thinking the second word is an 'M' - it could be Tom MacRae as well. I had forgotten about it, but he had a script written back during Series 7 which didn't get used for Series 8. http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/macrae-confirms-another-who-episode-39262.htm
Certainly all of the choices belong here in the semi-finals, I think..
Waters of Mars
1 month ago on Revival Face-Off: RTD Era Triple
Ah *swears* I've went with Listen, but wouldn't be upset if Mummy won.
1 month, 1 week ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #11
@Erga kai Hemerai Yep, that's totally possible. Sounds very likely. Peter Harness's script, like Jamie Mathieson's would also be rewritten extensively to give room for Clara.
1 month, 1 week ago on Series 9: Episode 5 Filming Soon
Well, the top title is 'Doctor Who' in thick bold. Then a episode title - I think it's something very short. - it could be a production title like Episode 9.05. And then it's 'by' '________ ________'. Readthrough Draft in bold. It looks like several dates are noted on the script, which suggests it's an earlier script revised. I think the author's name looks like Jamie Mathieson - a bit longer than Steven Moffat's name, but with an 'M' in the second word.
Ah, crikey. No idea on this one.
1 month, 1 week ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #6
I like the idea of Gallifrey having hidden itself in Ireland. :P Perhaps Gallifrey thought hiding itself in Earth was a smart idea because it would always be safe for long as The Doctor was around.
I think I'd focus on Irish folklore - I can't think of fairies being done in Doctor Who yet. That could be brilliant.
1 month, 1 week ago on Why Doctor Who Should Visit Ireland
Difficult choice, but I went with SIlence.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #4
I've gone with the finale two-parter because it's the finale to beat all finales. The first part is hilarious and the second part is action-packed and suspenseful - great stuff!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #1
@Ivegotkidneys I was going to say: what the hell is the Tardis doing in the sky without The Doctor flying it. :P
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
@4sure I do think there is too much emphasis on making "clever" ideas for monsters -- most of the old FAQ literature for submissions to like the Doctor Who Novels run and short story contests even, always emphasize that you should try to find a clever new idea for a monster. When in reality, a lot of the successful monsters are known for their design, more than their character -- Zygons are extremely unoriginal shapeshifters on paper, Daleks are Nazi tinpots, Cybermen, cyborg people... etc. On paper, these weren't the most clever ideas in the world.
I'd say the Ood are probably one of my favourite creatures in New Who; they're a unique idea for a creature -- a subservient, peaceful kind. And their design is fantastic. Their success isn't built around gimmicks but just great design and a great idea for a character.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on How Should Doctor Who Evolve?
I've got a theory on how Moffat might wrap up Clara's timeline. Clara makes a deal with Missy - Missy retrieves Danny from a parallel universe (nearly fracturing the universe in the process) - while Clara has to cooperate with her in something untenable.
When Danny returns, The Doctor lets him stay with Clara - but he let's go of her for good. Completing the circle. The Tardis leaves ... and Clara has to watch... and from then on, she secretly is never happy with her life with boring old Danny; bitter and regretful.
And they live miserably ever after. The End.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Moffat on Paternoster Return, Clara’s Original Exit
@Gustaff @TheNightmareChild is... Subject Delta @supermoff Erm, no the miserable bad ending was done in "Death in Heaven". What's left is a senseless death ... or something far from heroic....
I love the idea of substantial differences between two parters - you make them interconnected stories but different enough that the lay audience can settle into the second episode not really realising it's a two parter.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Moffat Explains Series 9 Two-Parter Increase
8, 10, 7 - Mummy is one of my favourite stories in a long time with Doctor Who. What a charming premise and delivery.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Rank the Revival: 2014 Part 3
Capaldi's Doctor was best when he was funny in a grumpy way, like in Mummy and Listen. This sounds to me like it's the right on the money.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on DWM #484: What Next for the 12th Doctor?