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Another great episode for me. 9/10. Excellent character work and dialogue and I could just watch PC talk to the camera for 45 minutes. He is bringing levels to his lines and finding new interesting things to do in each scene. A complete pleasure. Also, he's hilarious. I haven't laughed out loud at DW this many time in awhile. Well done!
3 days, 9 hours ago on Rate & Discuss The Caretaker
10/10. Perfect. Loving season 8 and it might just be my favorite series since the series came back in 2005 ...
1 week, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist
@The Tricksters Brigade My theory on this is that it suffered because it came right after a slam-bang opener which served as an intense kick off to a season long arc, while COTBS abandons that almost completely. On it's on, viewed as a one off, later, it's fine. So I blame placement. I actually watched it recently, on it's own, randomly, and it was fine.
1 week, 5 days ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review
Yes, but it doesn't matter, and I would argue that it's better that we don't know.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
10/10!!! Everything came together, and there's nothing in there I really want to pick on. More like this, please.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
No, but I have felt like the sound mix has been off so far this season.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Is Capaldi’s Accent Causing Issues?
@Mercy Reborn2 I would argue that he's already been pretty amazing, and can only get amazing-er.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Listen Spoiler-Free Review
Anything but yet another contemporary pretty young thing. As much as I love the contemporary pretty young things, I really just want something different. A robot dog! A time lady! A gent from the past! A lady from a different planet! A shape changing penguin! A Dalek! Have they done a Dalek? How about a Dalek?
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Taking a ‘Journey’ Into the Future: The Next Companion
I'm in the USA, and we recently cut our cable cords, so rather than wait for the DVDs to come to my local library, this season I've decided to buy and watch the show through iTunes on my iPad. And I must say, it's not that expensive and to be able to watch it with no commercials improves the pacing dramatically. I thought the pacing was fine before, but always a little wonky. Now, I can't imagine going back. Also, it looks beautiful!
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
I gave it a 7/10. Good but not great. A little too flip for me. But, I will say it was a joy to see that Peter Capaldi is as adept at comedy as he is at being a badass. He continues to excite me every time he comes on screen.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood
He walks into the threat without hesitation. Bad-ass!
4 weeks ago on Robot of Sherwood Clips
I gave it a 9/10 because I absolutely love this Doctor. Love, love, love. Peter Capaldi is, I think, finally, my doctor. He is exemplary.
1 month ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
Didn't we start with this ver of Clara learning that her mother died, or am I misremembering it. If so, then the control thing totally tracks as does her losing 11, though It would have helped if it was overtly started, frankly, at the top. As written, she really just keep hitting the age thing and I suspect that's not the real issue. That fumble aside this was unquestionably her best episode and I feel like she finally became a character. It was nice to finally see the writing lean in to the emotion instead of run away from it. More, please.
1 month ago on Deep Breath: The Very Best of Clara Oswald
" ... as she coped with the loss of both her mother and her friend, the unnamed mother of the Maitland children ... " Clara's mother died? Really? Wow, I completely missed that. If that's the case that gives her a great justification for wanting order and consistency in her life, and should absolutely have been played up here.
1 month ago on Deep Breath Review
I thought the scene was lovely, and I'm pretty sure I welled up. Very well written, acted and directed.
1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat on THAT Deep Breath Cameo
I really liked this episode. I really liked the more thoughtful pacing. I loved the slightly more grown up tone. I absolutely loved Peter Capaldi and think he just energizes every since scene he's in. And I've never really been a fan of Clara as a character, simply because she was yet another pretty young thing / sorta kinda love interest, and I always thought she was a bit of a non-character. NOW, suddenly, she feels like a person, and with the ridiculous love / flirting element jettisoned, she came alive! The jokes felt particularly jokey against this new tonal backdrop, though, and a little out of place, and I really need Strax to become a character and less of a buffoon. That weird exam scene felt like filler. Little quibbles, overall, which is why I gave it an 8 out of 10.
1 month, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
So, do we think The Master was on the other side of that crack, and is somehow (partially? / wholly?) responsible for the Doctor getting a new round of regenerations? What's The Master been doing on Gallifrey since he went back there in the End of Time (I'm assuming that's what happened, anyway.)
3 months, 1 week ago on Series 8: Master Finale Rumours
It's so easy. They do a part 1 of a 2 parter with just McGann. This can also serve as a "pilot". Part 2 is the next ep. with 12, for the 2nd half of the story. If it goes well, they could give McGann a little Children of Earth-esque miniseries.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on McGann Signed Petition for 8th Doctor Spin-off
OR - You do a McGann ep. that's all his, a flashback, part 1 of a 2 parter, and in part 2 the current doctor picks up / finishes the story. There are so many possibilities.
6 months ago on DWM #472: Paul McGann
Yes, please. Also, yes please. They need to produce something to fill these long gaps between seasons, might as well do a little 8th Doctor web or mini series, a la Children of Earth.
I like to wonder who was on the other side of that crack when Matt got the next twelve regenerations ... Maybe the master can be his new companion.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Gatiss on Master Return: “Anything is possible”
They could totally give him a little Children of Earth-esque mini series of some sort. Please. He's - excellent.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on McGann Would Return Again