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@The Genie Actually, I find his protectionist attitude to be very off putting. People CAN handle a lot more than he gives them credit for. The Rani, for example, the dismissal of whom as "too camp for the modern audience" is beyond me.
Secondly, looking at the Silurians during the 3rd Doctor's era, I wouldn't have thought to bring them back, and yet he managed it, and people were ok with it. It shows he COULD do it with many other classic villains.
So, I'm not saying you should bring back the old designs too, like Capaldi is suggesting, but I still feel that the list of things Moffat thinks we as a modern audience would not be able to accept is too long.
10 hours, 46 minutes ago on Capaldi & Moffat on Axons, Cybermen and the Master
@supermoff I wouldn't put it that way. Take it from someone who knows - the opinions of people on the street/forum/websites are never irrelevant.
12 hours, 48 minutes ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE
@TAFKA-A Reminds me an awful lot of pictures from The Curse of Fenric. I sincerely hope it bears no relation to that.
12 hours, 53 minutes ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE
@Andrei Bullet @SamiRahim He meant that the above post (the one about Capaldi never replacing Smith) was his opinion, despite Eccleston being his first Doctor.
Not sure where he's going with the whole Daleks and Davros thing. Davros wasn't ever in an episode with Eccleston.
12 hours, 57 minutes ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE
@pleatherboots08 @SamiRahim Personally, I just thought they were the Doctor.
13 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE
@Ace Pirosu @TheOncomingStorm Well, couldn't he have fought them next year? Or are the rumours about him leaving after one series really true?
13 hours, 1 minute ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE
@supermoff Supermof... can I hug you, please? Just for that post up there with the numbers? A "like" doesn't seem adequate.
1 day, 6 hours ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up
@supermoff @dragonsfyre @ Notsosmartguy is superior again!!!!!!!!! @Rani Nose Ok, so where were you guys a few weeks ago when I was saying the same thing? :P
@dragonsfyre @ Notsosmartguy is superior again!!!!!!!!! @Rani Nose Umm... but by that reckoning, if most of the people who watched The Little Mermaid were adults, it wasn't a children's movie.
It doesn't work like that.
You can't judge a show by who's tuning in to see it.
Torchwood was the adult DW. DW is, was, and God willing, always will be a family show... and yes, that means kids too. Regardless of who's actually watching.
@ Notsosmartguy is superior again!!!!!!!!! @YaelMoise @AlessandroArsuffi @jamesanash101 Yeah, I do see your point. Well, in my case, I'm an insomniac who tends to wander around the house a lot at night when everyone's asleep.
1 day, 8 hours ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up
@ Notsosmartguy is superior again!!!!!!!!! @YaelMoise @AlessandroArsuffi @jamesanash101 lol Let me guess... don't drink the water? ;)
@Huknar @Unibot As far as I'm concerned, he was the sole ray of light in the horror that was "Nightmare in Silver". His stint under the influence of the Cybermen? Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, it was something else.
Horrible episode (Exhibit A in why I prefer a universe where they kept Victorian Clara on), but WHAT A PERFORMANCE!!! <3
@AlessandroArsuffi @jamesanash101 I realize this is 100% off topic, but I just feel the need to offer my undying love for Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead.
Two of the most brilliant episodes I've ever seen on DW, and the only Nu-Who story to STILL scare the cr4p out of me (I refuse to watch it after dark).
Ummm... this might be the most encouraging bit of news I've heard about DW in a while.
Still reserving judgment till after I see it... but, unlike the things I've heard so far... this is pretty encouraging.
Good review :) I'd have ordered it last night already, but Amazon is insisting on charging me a fortune for the kindle edition (12 dollars for a book that will only exist as a file on my phone, and which Amazon could delete at any time if something goes pear-shaped with their deal with the rights-holder??? I think not). Currently debating alternative options.
1 day, 18 hours ago on Engines of War Review
Ok, that does it. Someone please have a word with the people in charge, and get August 23rd here faster. The current pace in which we seem to be getting there is FAR too slow, in light of all these teasers and hints and so on.
I mean, I may not as sold on the new series being "BEST EVER!!! WOOOHOOO!!!!" as some of you seem to be, but by jingo, I want it here already!!!
Something must be done!
2 days, 3 hours ago on Deep Breath Pics
@Notsosmartguy Disposable Michael Bay movie... or one of the greatest sci-fi shows ever? Hmmmmm... tough call.
2 days, 7 hours ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who
They really are going all out to promote the new season, aren't they. :)
2 days, 14 hours ago on Peter Capaldi clocks in to Entertainment Weekly
@Adric the Genius @floppy_who @TAFKA-A I agree completely.
(But it's "who cared", not "whom cared)
2 days, 15 hours ago on Moffat on Capaldi’s “Grey-haired stick-insect” Look
@Seaborn W Deadman Sounds a lot like Sixth Doctor, actually.
3 days, 8 hours ago on Capaldi’s Doctor More Alien, Less “human-friendly”
Well, I'm good with anyone big(ish) wanting to be a part of the show. The bigger the publicity the better. So long as they don't try to change the show to accommodate them, I say welcome! :)
3 days, 15 hours ago on Zoe Saldana Wants Doctor Who Role
@Amy is Hannibal I agree with your general comments, even if not with your examples (I actually find neither Voyage of the Damned nor The Almost People to be "a dark episode". I would never describe VotD as "Grim". It's actually pretty silly, aside from them killing the singer whose name I can't spell).
I would add however, that even when darkness in an episode does serve a purpose... if you put too many such episodes together in a row/season, you get the same result as you would with purposeless darkness, which is just - "too much"
4 days, 4 hours ago on What Actually Makes a Story Dark?
@Mercy Reborn2 @Luna23 @Oodkind Well, he IS the Doctor. Of course we'll love him. The question is what sort of love and what level of love... but the question of will there BE love is out of the question.
6 days, 6 hours ago on Listen! Series 8 Teaser Trailer
@MatthewBagnall I question why he looks so comfortable, sitting on the Tardis light... and I also wonder where the light... uh... went.
Ok, so that was pretty funny. XD
^Proper question. Not rhetorical.
(and not article-related, either. I really liked the article. I just don't get that picture...)
6 days, 13 hours ago on The Evolution of Gwen Elizabeth Cooper
Can I ask what is up with that picture at the top? She's leaping sideways (in heels), while looking one way and firing another?
@TheOncomingStorm @MeglosProductions Then why make it about someone else walking off while he's gone? If that wasn't in there, I'd agree with you completely. It would rehabilitate 10th's horrendous regeneration for me in a big way... but it was in there, so I'm with Meglos here, I'm afraid.
6 days, 13 hours ago on Why I Love the 11th Doctor’s Regeneration
@ConnorWhite @YaelMoise But... 10th made a whole fuss about how he actually WAS dying, THIS time. About how someone else walks off, and he's dead. So, I really can't see how it was about his knowledge of 11th being the last bothering him, rather than his seeing himself as dying rather than regenerating.
6 days, 14 hours ago on Why I Love the 11th Doctor’s Regeneration
@VictorWong1 @ConnorWhite @YaelMoise Of course he remembered him. He WAS him. He just didn't remember meeting him.
Some people in the comments have taken issue with this regeneration because he doesn't sound like a dying man would.
He's not dying.
Which is why I liked 9th Doctor's speech much better than 10th, and why 11th's speech works too. 9th and 11th know the truth of the Doctor - that he goes on. That it's not some stranger walking off when he's "gone". That he's not dying. I think 11th's speech goes a long way towards reasserting that, after 10th's dreadful send off.
I don't like TotD. My list of criticism about it could fill a page or two. But the regeneration got it right. Yes... even "the sneeze". 11th's regeneration was the longest one I've ever seen, people! It started up on the tower, and it was so slow he had time to make a speech! How can you call that a sneeze? A blink-and-you'll-miss-it? So you wanted them to draw it out even more? There's no reason to. It was already long enough, if not too long.
6 days, 16 hours ago on Why I Love the 11th Doctor’s Regeneration
@TheCyberDoctor is Undead @YaelMoise Well... just because the decision has been made, doesn't mean we can't say we didn't like it. Let people have their say. Doesn't hurt you one bit, does it. :)
1 week ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally
@EdWhovian I quite like them... but I can't say I'm liking the idea of them having sonics now.
@TheCyberDoctor is Undead People are entitled to their opinions, hun. For some of us, myself included, this isn't as special an occasion as the 50th. It's a new Doctor, just like Tennant was, just like Smith was. It's a wonderful occasion, but it's not THAT big, and saying it is, just makes the really big occasions... not so big.
To paraphrase a wise saying: And when everything is special... nothing is.
@DavidBlyth @Big_Bird96 @supermoff He wasn't speaking for everyone. "tell us otherwise" is a figure of speech. And you shouldn't be attacking him for it. Honestly, he didn't like it... so he didn't like it.
I didn't like much of series 7 either.
@Amy is Hannibal Thank you, Amy is Hannibal. My thoughts exactly. A fan is a fan. No need to categorize. And especially, I might add, based on something like this.
@Huknar My thoughts exactly.
@SephoraNeedSeries8 @Bollyknickers @sontaran17 @Adherent I wouldn't say that, and I haven't watched it. Some people are jonesing so hard, they'd take their DW any way they can. That doesn't make them less of a Whovian.
@SephoraNeedSeries8 @Adherent Occasion, yes... but "massive"? Surely not. I'm sorry, but as much as I look forward to a new series, saying it's a massive occasion takes away from truly massive occasions, like the 50th.
Please, oh, please, oh, please... let there be a simultaneous broadcast like they had with the 50th! I don't need a cinema screening. I'm good with watching it on TV, really. But PLEASE let there be a simultaneous broadcast!!!
@MaraBackman @LucasW *that there's no DoctorS
1 week, 1 day ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
@MaraBackman @LucasW To be honest, I don't really like it when he talks about his other selves as over people. That bit where 10th said that someone else will be walking off after his regeneration made my blood boil. I don't really think it's about Moffat saying that there's DoctorS, but only THE Doctor. If that's the case, why make it a point to point out how they used to tell them apart in The Five Doctor. It's about the numbering. That's all. That's all he's talking about.
At least, and this is the bit where I show how much I disliked getting mowed down earlier today, that's how I read it.
@CentipedeMPX Matt Smith can't be the 12th incarnation AND the 12th regeneration. The incarnation is always one number higher than the regeneration. 5th Doctor was thr 4th regeneration.
@temporallimiter @gunslinger19 Also, when meeting the 5th Doctor, the 1st Doctor said "So there are five of me". So, yeah, Hartnell was the 1st.
@davidbrummy @YaelMoise @VictorWong1 When did she say that? I just remember her calling 6th Doctor "Joseph"
@VictorWong1 And 3rd and 2nd were The Dandy and The Clown
@VictorWong1 I thought 11th was Chinny...
@TheOncomingStorm Do apartments count?
@KingOfTheInterWebs has Kidneys @YaelMoise @TardisBoy Sorry. I know that's just me being nitpicky.
@KingOfTheInterWebs has Kidneys @YaelMoise @TardisBoy Sorry... um... stepping away from this specific discussion, and just adressing your comment, I have to say that's rather bad advice. I mean, yes, it's perfectly sound when it's just one person, but I hardly meant one person. It's not a "someone" and "proving them wrong" only works until the next one comes along.