Fan since Jon Pertwee days. Favourite Doctors: 2 and 9
@The Questor I'm an old fart, who grew up during the Jon Pertwee era. One of my most special memories was watching Doctor Who during a power cut - on a black and white portable TV running off the car battery in our garage! You are right - anywhere is special, if you make it so.
1 day, 11 hours ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally
@Polyphase @ilyootha counts Lungbarrow canon Surely people think of it as one long story as (a) that is how it went out - 14 episodes all called "Trial of a Timelord", and (b) Because the trial itself is one long story. The titles of the individual stories were never broadcast.
1 week, 4 days ago on Are Longer Stories Better? Five Classics
@Angie Whodini I think you are expressing yourself perfectly well. And I do hope you are right!
2 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer
@The Living Angel Super Superheroes and Alieny Aliens work for me - and even more than that: aliens are BAD and EVIL and want to conquer the Universe because that's what aliens do. They're like that, aliens.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on The Doctor: Half-Human on his Mother’s Side?
I was around when Day of the Daleks came out (oh dear). It was just so incredibly exciting. I do agree - a weakness of new Who is that it doesn't seem to have enough confidence in new monsters, particularly, I might add - in using them in the big-finales. Recently of course we did have The Silence, but then this year it was back to another oldie - The Great Intelligence. Time to promote one or two of the new monster, methinks. Having said that - Capaldi HAS to meet the Daleks....
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Are the Big Enemies Being Overused?
No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No!!!!!!
Oh, OK - maybe.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on The Doctor: Half-Human on his Mother’s Side?
Hey - I love it!!! I don't give a monkey's whether it' turns out to be true or not, or even if there are more holes in it than a Swiss Cheese - GREAT ARTICLE! It is always fun to come up with new ideas, and once in a while we get one right!
4 weeks, 1 day ago on An Earthly Gallifrey
I still think the Shakri are coming back. The bogey men of the Time Lords. The search for Gallifrey. Seems to fit - could play a big part towards the end of series 8. Just a theory....
1 month ago on Unpopular Opinion? The Power of Three
@The Outer Space K9 First time I saw Revelation (when it was originally on) - I loathed it - it was what put me off Doctor Who. Some real ham acting, a really annoying DJ throughout, and a weird plot.
Now - I love it - for exactly the same reasons!!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on On First View: The Caves of Androzani
The formula is itself sexist because it looks at women talking about men, but not men talking about women. It should do both equally and impartially.
Then again - I am sexist as when choosing who I married, I ruled out 50% of the population on grounds of gender, so who am I to judge?
Then again, again - it seems like most of the girls at my son's school are sexist, because they keep talking about what dress they are going to wear at the prom.
It is patently a stupid test, and I begrudge it being given air time!!
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Sexism and Doctor Who: The Truth
It will be Saturday 30th August. They won't want it in the middle of the summer holidays as too many people will be away. Regardless - Woo Hoo!!
2 months ago on Series 8 Confirmed for August, First Teaser Trailer
@Tomb of the Cyberbob Err - I don't really think it's a great idea, by the way. Just felt someone should show some support for the author!!!! It is certainly an INTERESTING idea, and bravo to the author for having the courage to put it out.... but no, I don't think the theme should change :0)
2 months, 1 week ago on The Theme – Time for a Change?
@Master Michael Moon My second favourite show after Doctor Who! Great to see someone who loves the show so much being a part of it. Good news for me..
2 months, 1 week ago on Frank Skinner Cast in Series 8
Wonderful. As someone with a Statistical background myself, I doff my cap to you. I would just say that your "Abnormal Results" section does however highlight one thing - that there are lies, damned lies and statistics. But jovially putting that to one side, a hearty hurrah for an excellent article with some common sense conclusions!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Settling the Moffat vs. RTD Debate (Using AI Scores)
@JoehWh0 Yep - 3 seems a little, well - harsh. I guess it takes all types. A really clever episode, would definitely watch it again and again. 9/10 from me.
3 months ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 4 (Episodes 6-13)
@IamTheDoctorBasicallyRun In the words of The Face of Boe - "You are Not Alone". Everyone in our house dislikes this episode. Very annoying with all that squabbling. It seems to be a "love it or hate it" episode.
3 months ago on Midnight in Perspective
@ahunter8056 Err - yeh. me too. Sorry to go against the grain on this one. All a bit "Eastenders in Space" for me - lots of bickering and shouting and general nastiness. And a monster which makes you repeat what someone else says. I guess I'm not deep enough to understand ut!
@supermoff Night Terrors - imho, is an absolute gem of an episode - and a real highlight of it's series. I urge all you Night-Terror-Phobes to watch it again with an open mind!! :0)
3 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Nightmare Run (Episodes 1-8)
@DasManiac Totally agree - when people argue things like this are "Plot Holes" then all I can think is they have such little imagination - there are so many possible explanations. Let's face it - Gallifrey was destroyed, but now that's back. In the early days The Daleks were destroyed after only the 2nd story, and when they re-appeared the simple explanation offered was "different period of time". We are no longer spoon fed such simple explanations, but it doesn't make it a plot hole.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Unpopular Opinion: Asylum of the Daleks
@Beasts_a_Snarling @Tomb of the Cyberbob Yep - I believe every word! ;0)
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Sciencey Wiencey: The Weeping Angels – Quantum Locking
A nice article. I would only take issue with your final statement that quantum locking wouldn't work. Clearly it would- because we've seen it on telly, and they're not allowed to lie. It's simply a case that we aren't clever enough to fully understand quantum locking yet. Our brains aren't powerful enough....
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Sciencey Wiencey: The Weeping Angels – Quantum Locking
@Master Michael Moon Who doesn't dislike Clara? Me!!!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Why Does the TARDIS Dislike Clara? Moffat Teases Answers
@NeutronFlow I do enjoy the wonderful irony of you combining the phrases "pseudo-intellectual and unnecessarily embellished exposition" and "Plain English Campaign" in the same posts! It did make me smile - thank you.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Time Travel: How It Could Be Experienced in the Future
Yay! Nice to see someone mention the drashigs at long last!!!
4 months, 3 weeks ago on 5 Underrated Doctor Who Monsters and Villains
@Gary Oldman @Notsosmartguy Yep - I'm afraid you said it as it is for me. Cybermen = cold and cyberlike. Matt Smith prancing around = not cyberlike. Still - I did like the Cybermen in this story, they look like serious foes again....
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: Nightmare in Silver