32 year old Whovian. A passionate, dedicated over-thinker in her spare time, of which she has little.
Yes, yes, yes, and... yes!
Hah! Perhaps my tastes aren't THAT far from those of the rest of you after all ^^
1 day, 12 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 3)
@Sontaran17 @YaelMoise Happy to oblige, but it wasn't exactly his comments on the subject. It was something else.
He and Terrance Dicks were doing the commentary together and it got to the part where the 1st Doctor tells Tegan to go make tea. She, quite rightly, gets very angry, and the 5th Doctor apologizes for the 1st and sends Turlough along with her to help.
Apparently, that bit wasn't in the original script as Dicks had written it. He just had 1st sending Tegan off and her going, no anger, no apology, no Turlough. The change was made after Janet Fielding complained.
In the commentary Terrance Dicks expressed his dislike of the change and said he saw nothing wrong with the original. Davison said he saw nothing wrong with it either.
I know it's not much, but when put together...
1 day, 12 hours ago on Davison Wants To See Doctor’s Daughter Spin-Off
Having heard his commentary on The Five Doctors, I'm not surprised to hear him say the above about a female Doctor.
And as to Jenny... *sigh* I would have loved a Jenny spin-off but I think that time might be past. She's no longer fresh in people's minds and I'm afraid that's not a good way to start a show.
Perhaps if they bring her back for a bit to the main show... but no, you can't have a spin-off right now.
1 day, 15 hours ago on Davison Wants To See Doctor’s Daughter Spin-Off
I'm afraid I've reconciled myself to the fact that my taste isn't the prevalent one on this website. -_-
3 days, 5 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 2)
@Gustaff @YaelMoise @Supermoff, member of CATS @ilyootha got into yet another fandom No reference... I meant exactly what I said. There's a character on Seinfeld (an old, but successful 90s sit-com, in case you didn't know) and her dancing skills are legendarily horrendous. I'm sure you'd move up another notch if you family see that.
4 days, 5 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 1)
@Gustaff @Supermoff, member of CATS @ilyootha got into yet another fandom Try showing them some Seinfeld episodes where Elaine dances.
4 days, 6 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 1)
@ Notsosmartguy is nervous about Miles's fate. 3 out of 4 isn't bad. :)
Yep... ask a website full of Whovians if they'd vote for the Doctor, or for the Master.
Talk about a predetermined end result. XD
6 days, 16 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #15: Outstanding Debut
I wouldn't have put Reinette and Nancy that low... :(
1 week ago on The 12 Best Written Moffat Characters
I'm going to have to agree with Matt Smith on this.
Series 5 was wonderful.
1 week, 1 day ago on Best of 2014 Awards #14: Moffat Series
Yes, yes... the War Doctor. I know.
He's still The Storyteller to me, though.
And on those grounds alone, even if he wasn't as wonderful an addition to the Whoniverse as he was in the 50th, he's well worth well wishes.
Happy Birthday, John Hurt. :)
1 week, 1 day ago on Happy Birthday, Sir John Hurt!
@ Notsosmartguy @YaelMoise @Supermoff, member of CATS Yes. But I think what you really meant was: "Anybody remotely interesting is mad in some way or another." ;)
1 week, 2 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #13: TV Story
Yes! Yes, I AM your Mummy!!!!
Um... hmmm... Wrong story. *blush*
Oh, well. You get my meaning. :D
@Supermoff, member of CATS @ Notsosmartguy Notsosmartguy - I respect your opinion, too... I just think you're crazy, in this case. :P
I'll admit I came in a little doubtful, but that was, hands-down, the most enticing pre-title sequence ever. I couldn't wait for the credits to end so I could see what comes next.
1 week, 3 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #12: Pre-Title Sequence
@Clara Laurinda @YaelMoise Thanks. *blush*
I think you're giving mine too much credit and selling yours (which is really sweet) short, but thanks. That's terribly flattering. :)
1 week, 3 days ago on Happy Birthday, Tom Baker!
@Beasts_a_Snarling - THE KANDYMAN'S APPRENTICE I'll introduce you to my brother one day, in that case. lol
No, I'm afraid that Doctor-loving is as individual as anything else on the show. Some love this, some love that. Nothing else for it.
@Switcharoo Another triumph of a post (Though I do think you've been going to the wrong barbecues if you really feel that way). Thank you for making me laugh, as usual. :)
1 week, 3 days ago on On Thin Ice: The Future of the Ice Warriors
@Beasts_a_Snarling - THE KANDYMAN'S APPRENTICE Wellllllll... I don't like saying "Best Doctor" or even "One of the best Doctors".
I consider them all different shades and different moods and I love them all for who they are without picking a "best" or even coming close.
I prefer to deal in "favorites". "Favorite" is an emotional attachment. It's subjective.
"Best" implies objectivity a bit too much for my taste, and I honestly think that none of them was objectively better than the others.
Also, "Best" necessitates "worst" or at least "One of the worst", and that thought is abhorrent to me in the context of the Doctors.
The oldest surviving Doctor, the prodigal son of the fandom, and a shining hope to any disappointed Eccleston fan. The longest serving Doctor (7 series, Capaldi. That's the number to beat!), many people's favorite, and as intriguing a version of the Doctor as you'd ever find.
Happy Birthday, "All teeth and curls"! Happy birthday, Tom. ^^
Have a great one. :)
@Clara Bosswald @YaelMoise Ohhhhh! I just took that to mean that it'll be a big leap as far as the resources involved are concerned, because a proper cinema movie is worlds apart from an episode or even a TV movie where those are concerned. The effects are generally more impressive, the casting more extravagant, bigger orchestras for the score, longer more ambitious story-telling etc. etc.
I sincerely doubt he meant rebooted or out of continuity.
I do second your sentiment about willing to watch nearly anything other than a Doctor Who reboot or an out of continuity movie, but I really doubt that's what he meant.
Besides, they won't let him. The public outcry for something like that would be too loud.
No, I really do think it's a question of size and scope. Nothing more.
1 week, 4 days ago on Russell T Davies Interested in Writing A Doctor Who Movie
@Clara Bosswald Uh... why not? I mean, I'll admit I was more than a little wary when I saw the title, and I was even warier when I saw how enthusiastic Mr. Doesn't-want-to-do-more-Who was about it, but I still wouldn't automatically say "don't ever", so... uh... would you mind explaining?
1 week, 5 days ago on Russell T Davies Interested in Writing A Doctor Who Movie
@supermoff Nah, if you ask me, his early work was much better. He peaked halfway through series 2 of whosadingit and hasn't bounced back. Thingy's episode WAS nice, but I'll always find it a tad disappointing by comparison.
2 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #10: Director
@supermoff Does wishing I HAD BBC Three so I could watch it count?
This was fun. :D
The previous ones were either difficult, or easy, or, in one case, nothing to do with me, but this one was genuinely fun.
"Pick the director with the correct set of episodes after his name. Try for someone who didn't piss you off at all"
Doug Mackinnon, it is. :)
@ElyotWren Oh, thank heavens! I thought it was just me.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Best of 2014 Awards #9: Music
I'm going to have to go with Flatline.
It wasn't my favorite episode, as once they turned 3D the monsters got so very boring, but up until that point, it was just such an interesting thing to watch. The play between 2D and 3D reality, the... um... fairly disturbing wallpapers. I really have to go with Flatline on this one. No one else comes close.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #8: Visual Effects
@Mark McCullough My thoughts exactly.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Toby Whithouse Two-parter Confirmed for Series 9
@the Ultimate Notsosmartguy @YaelMoise Personally, I only ever really give up on a show when the actors start dying off, like with Babylon 5 or Gilmore Girls.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Barrowman Reveals New Torchwood Plans
@AlessandroArsuffi @the Ultimate Notsosmartguy @YaelMoise *Elisabeth
@AlessandroArsuffi @YaelMoise Well, personally, I'm hoping for a "Days of Future Past" type rewrite on that accursed American thing, but I guess that, yes, time will tell.
Take that, all the nay-sayers on Digital Spy who said we should "let it go" because "it's dead"!
Are you my Mummy? <3
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #7: New Monster
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @YaelMoise True, true... but you would risk the Doctor's very existence for a fangirl question?
I think you might need to re-evaluate your priorities, man...
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Neil Gaiman on Nightmare in Silver Reception
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @YaelMoise Well, yeah... but is it worth the risk to the timeline? Do you wanna wake up tomorrow and find that there's no Doctor anymore because of something I changed?
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @YaelMoise Actually, I'm not entirely sure it's not an earlier regeneration because he looks nothing like Cho-je OR the version of himself that was in Planet of the Spiders. I'd hate to mess up his timeline with inappropriate questions.
If all you really aimed for was to make people see what a phenomenal actor Matt Smith is, then I think I can honestly say "Job well done!".
I'm exactly the sort of person he mentions - I dislike the episode as a whole, it may very well be my least favorite Cybermen story ever, but I the one thing I can say about it that I dearly love is Matt Smith as Mr. Clever. The man CAN act. There's no doubt about it.All in all, I'm with Gaiman on every thing he said here.
----On a completely unrelated note, and simply because I can't say this anywhere else and have people understand - I just got an e-mail from my university inviting me to a lecture by a Buddhist master named K'anpo Rinpoche. I kid you not.
I think we can say I'm definitely going to that one, just in case the 3rd Doctor and Sarah Jane drop by.
@the Doctor's euphonium @supermoff @YaelMoise Well, quit it! :P
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Series 9 Filming in Spain
I hated Into the Dalek, I disliked Deep Breath, and while I rather enjoyed Dark Water (Let's not talk about Death in Heaven...), I felt that the Cybermen were severely misused in it.
I think I'll leave this vote to the people who actually liked these "reappearances". I'll reserve my vote for next year.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #6: Returning Monster
Hmmm... pardon me while I uncoupled myself from reality for a moment...
So, the last time they shot in Spain, it was for The Two Doctors. It involved the 6th Doctor and the 2nd Doctor, i.e. a three-Doctor gap. Now, taking the 12th Doctor, subtracting the three-Doctor gap (11th, 10th, 9th) from the 12th Doctor, that leave us with either War or 8th. Taking into account the clamour for a more 8th... and the requests for a 10th anniversary multi-Doctor story... hmmm... Yep, it adds up to an 8th+12th multi-Doctor story.
Well, a girl can dream, even if insanely so. :(
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Series 9 Filming in Spain
@TardisBoy! I don't really "binge watch" it... but I have been known to binge watch "connections". What I mean is... the other day, I watched The Empty Child, The Doctor Dances, Utopia, and then the Torchwood episode "Fragments".
I think you can guess the theme of the evening.
I've been known to do something similar with River, watching Silence in the Library, Forests of the Dead, and then all of her appearances in seasons 5-6 and finishing with First Night and Last Night, with a glance at Name of the Doctor.
Basically, I think it still counts as binging. It's too many episodes to call it something else. Binging doesn't have to be "all in a row" after all. ;)
2 weeks, 5 days ago on When Is the Best Time to Watch Doctor Who?
As far as when in the year and when in the day go... I don't think there ARE any "best times". It's always a great time to watch it.
There is one story, though, that I do have a "time of day" for, and that's the Utopia trilogy. This will sound weird, and you can easily take it the wrong way, so bear with me - I watch the Utopia trilogy as a soporific when I can't fall asleep.
Not because it's boring or bad, though.
On the contrary. I watch it because it's perfect, and there's something utterly relaxing about perfection.
While some TV shows REQUIRE that you turn your brain off in order to watch them, the Utopia trilogy invites you to turn your brain off, simply because you won't need it while watching it. Everything that needed doing was already done for you:
The story works, the acting holds up, the editing is wonderful, the music choices are sublime.
You just need to experience it. There's no effort involved, no... thinking about what should have been done, or logical fallacies, or mistakes in editing, or bad music. No potholes. Just a perfectly smooth ride.
So, really, I just switch it on and about 10 minutes in I'm asleep, whether it's Utopia, Sound of Drums, or Last of the Timelords.
The flipside of it, unfortunately, is that if I want to be awake through it, I have to watch it during the day, preferably after a large cup of strong tea. But still, it's not a bad price to pay for what is generally the best cure for my personal brand of insomnia.
I LOVE Adele Lorienne's art. Her work on the 8th Doctor (even if she does tend to put him together with Charlie a bit more than I would like to see) is beyond amazing to look at. Her pictures of 11th and River... bliss. I particularly liked her picture of 11th, emptying his pockets. This one here is just another equally delicious offering. <3
And as to the playing cards, all I can say is SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Weird and Wonderful
Well, I'm still not in the pink, but I think this has been postponed long enough.
9. I think this might be a shade too optimistic. As season 8 has shown us, the BBC feel no obligation to bring someone new back every season. Moreover, Moffat's seemingly endless list of Classic Who characters and/or races he considers to be either too obscure or too camp to be brought back make me doubt that this is anything like a priority for him.
I HOPE we'll see some more of the past come alive, but that's all it is, hope.
8. I think this is close to a certainty, and not just because the pessimist in me can see Shona coming, whether I want her to or not. An addition seems like the logical way to spice up the relationship between Clara and the Doctor at this point. Who am I to argue with logic?
7. Well, we can only hope that you're right. It was genuinely annoying to face the negativity radiating off of my brother after he watched the leaked copy of Deep Breath. I may not have liked Deep Breath very much, but even he had to admit that the end result was much better than the leaked version, which had damn near driven him to not watch the series at all. Spoilers, the 8th Doctor has taught me, are the bane of enjoyment. So, I honestly do hope you're right.
6. I hope you're wrong. Well... more or less. I would love to have her come back... but only as a sort of tantalizing taste at the end, with her as a main villain in series TEN, not nine. I would hate to see her devalued by over-exposure so early in her time with us.
5. Agreed. I wouldn't advise indulging in complacency, nor would I ridicule those who worry (not saying you're doing that, either), but I agree. The obsession will live on. It's a natural part of the fandom of a show that was gone for years, and it wouldn't matter how well it'll do, this will continue. Personally, I'm ok with it.
4. I think you're being optimistic here, again, even if cautiously. There have been too many sound bites to the tune of "You can't have a 50th AND a 10th" to make me think there will be ANYTHING to mark the occasion, let alone a minisode. Still, as with the other points where I judged you too optimistic... I hope you're right.
3. I sincerely hope Capaldi won't go. I'm terrified of Moffat leaving, even though I wish he'd have left already, because I honestly don't know who could replace him, but Capaldi... Capaldi leaving would be a true tragedy. As you well know, I consider him underused and misused, and too wonderful to justify either treatment. If he were to leave at the end of nine, even if nine turned out to be one hell of a Doctor-centric series... I would just cry.
2. Well, a spin-off is never a bad thing. I don't know if it'll happen, because I think it should have happened already and yet it hasn't, leading me to wonder if there isn't something holding it back. Again... I can only hope you're right.
1. I hope you're wrong! Gallifrey, as I've said elsewhere, is best when it's not there. I would hate to see it return any time soon.
Again, thank you for the wonderful read (and for the well wishes for my health ^^ ). All we can do now is wait and see how much for it will come true. :)
2 weeks, 5 days ago on 9 Predictions for Doctor Who Series 9…
I'm not feeling well at all so I'm afraid I'll have to wait till tomorrow before I really comment, but I just wanted to thank Connor for the interesting read.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on 9 Predictions for Doctor Who Series 9…
"Go to your room. GO TO YOUR ROOM! I mean it. I'm very very angry with you. I'm very very cross. GO! TO! YOUR! ROOM!
I'm really glad that worked. Those would have been terrible last words."
I love me a good cliffhanger... but that may very well be one of the best come back FROM a cliffhanger, ever.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on New Who’s Best Cliffhangers (Part 1)
@the Ultimate Notsosmartguy @TheNightmareChild, lone agent Yep. He might actually finish that squee. Very dastardly, I'll say.
3 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #5: Best Villain
@TheNightmareChild, lone agent I know... he's actually even a little sweet, rooting for the Doctor at one point. Hardly the behaviour of a villain.
On a completely unrelated note, I just wanted to say - DWTV, I love... LOVE... that picture of the 12th Doctor sitting on the stairs of the TARDIS you've got up. It's SO beautiful. Such a soulful look on his face, it's just a joy to see it, every time I come on to the website.
3 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #4: Female Guest Actor
@MrRazza (a.k.a. Mr Sass-a) is regenerating again I actually had to google all but four of them to remind me who we were talking about.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Best of 2014 Awards #4: Female Guest Actor