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@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! But, to my knowledge, Gareth Roberts isn't PLANNING an Ian Chesterton episode. He had a clear opportunity to bring him back and he refused to take it. William Russell will probably be dead before another opportunity as clear as an entire episode set in Coal Hill School comes along again and Gareth Roberts much know that.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Roberts Explains Why Ian Chesterton Didn’t Appear in The Caretaker
These are all very flimsy excuses seeing as there are no signs of another episode set in Coal Hill anytime soon and the fact that William Russell (who is 90 in November) will probably be dead soon. Also, there were several superfluous comedy scenes that could have been trimmed or even removed to make space for a five-minute cameo. I can think of about another dozen reasons why Ian should have returned but those are the main three. Roberts missed a massive opportunity to hugely elevate his mediocre episode and in doing so has let down fans like me who care and William Russell himself (the original hero of Doctor Who who more than deserved a return to the show after an absence of nearly 50 years). Like I said; probably too late now. Sigh.
@TheIdleIdol A decent writer could easily have made space for a nice five minute scene between the Doctor and Ian in Roberts' script.
@DrainOfMorbius So much for a more mature, less nauseatingly whimsical era (assuming the rumour is true). Now those of us over the age of 12 can go back to being mildly embarrassed about being Doctor Who fans. Yay!
4 months, 1 week ago on Nick Frost Cast in Christmas Special
@sontaran17 @Grizzlybread Why have ANY death or suffering depicted on TV then? Someone will always be offended by something but that shouldn't limit free speech or freedom of expression. (I am of course excluding hate speech and threats of violence).
4 months, 3 weeks ago on BBC Cuts Robot of Sherwood Scene
Moffat is all talk. I don't trust him.
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up
@Gustaff How do you know what he's "actually" saying? The man has contradicted himself so many times on this issue both in words and action. For example the Deep Breath script uses "Twelfth Doctor" several times, not the Capaldi Doctor. The damage to the numbering system is done (and arguably started with the meta-crisis Doctor). I wish he'd just shut up about it now.
6 months ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
A significantly less whimsical tone would be my priority.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Where Doctor Who Could Improve and How
@stargazer0118 @brodgers123 He rebooted the universe and therefore all of the suffering in it. He could have just let the universe die peacefully. No one would be around to miss it.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Is the Doctor a Good Man?
@Clara Laurinda @brodgers123 Bearing in mind I'm not a professional philosopher here's some of my understanding: Negative utilitarianism prioritizes the minimization of pain over the maximization of pleasure. Unlike other utilitarians we see an asymmetry between pleasure and pain. In most (if not all) cases pleasure or "happiness" is merely the temporary satisfaction of a previous deprivation (e.g. hungry to full, horny to relieved). In other words what we experience as positive states are actually temporary neutral ones. Deprivation (a kind of suffering) is the default state of sentient beings. Therefore life is inherently broken (unsurprising considering its origins) and the most rational and compassionate thing to do would be to work towards its extinction as quickly and painlessly as possible. This kind of philosophical pessimism clearly doesn't appeal to the optimistic Doctor who does all he can to keep life going in the universe, no matter the cost.
As a negative utilitarian I say no. He has the power to end all the suffering in the universe (even prevent it from ever existing in the first place) and he doesn't.
@ShayHatchard1 Statements don't have question marks in them?
7 months ago on No Doctor Who Panel At San Diego Comic-Con 2014
@The Finn Clean your ears out. It's crystal clear.
7 months, 1 week ago on Weird and Wonderful
People are generally hyper-critical of those with power, even when it comes to TV shows. I think that's a very healthy attitude.
And why is there a hammer and sickle in that "screw calm..." poster?
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Yes, I’m a Whovian, but I’m one of the nice ones
Don't worry. Moffat's probably explained everything in a footnote of a book he has never written and never plans to release.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Trenzalore – What happened next?
@Planet of the Deaf I bet you don't love reading well constructed arguments about why someone hates an episode, or indeed strongly dislikes any element of Doctor Who.
Express such an opinion here and you're bombarded with badly-argued passive-aggressive Pollyannaism.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Dear Whovians…
Now he's just insulted New Yorkers.
8 months ago on Moffat Clarifies “Ugly Doctors” Comments
@sontaran17 @brodgers123 I know it's a teaser trailer. Thank you for stating the obvious and insulting me.
8 months, 1 week ago on Series 8 Confirmed for August, First Teaser Trailer
Trailer? It's essentially one image. I'd rather they hadn't bothered.
@Ivegotkidneys @brodgers123 Think about it for a few seconds. It'll come to you. I hope...
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Another New Companion for Series 8?
I wonder if Jenna's happy with this...
@TheCapaldiMasterplan @brodgers123 What exactly makes you think I don't know the difference between sexism and misogyny? The likes of Jane Espenson and Malorie Blackman have expressed interest in writing for the show yet Moffat has kept returning to the same old poor-to-mediocre male writers such as Steve Thompson and Chris Chibnall. Even the recent new writers are both male. Moffat is aware of these accusations of sexism and misogyny against him yet he has never produced any evidence that he has asked a single woman to write for his show; arguably THE flagship show of an organisation which prides itself on equality. That's alarming, especially since this is likely to be his final year on the show. The fact that you don't see any issues with that is your problem, not mine.
I'm not sure how to put links here but there's another list of offensive comments from the Grand Moff on the "Feminist Whoniverse" on tumblr. Though I get the feeling that you will just keep brushing aside any I throw your way.
By "first female Doctor" I assume you mean Joanna Lumley, a COMEDY Doctor in which her womanliness is brought up as a source for jokes every few seconds. River Song and Madame de Pompadour were primarily motivated by their desire for a man. A common theme from Moffat.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Rachel Talalay Directing Series 8
I disagree with you on Rose but even if she was poorly written she's just one character. You can't prove much with one character. With Moffat it's systemic
Google "steven moffat sexist". The first result will show 10 sexist remarks.
You're defending a man who is notorious for his sexism. That might tell us something.
@TheCapaldiMasterplan @brodgers123 I assumed it would have been obvious that I was ridiculing those who think this makes up for, or in some way invalidates, the overwhelming evidence for Moffat's misogyny. Also, RTD hired women writers and knew how to write well-rounded female characters himself. And I don't remember him making sexist remarks in interviews either. Stop defending the indefensible.
@RobertLythgoe You and those who like your comment set a worryingly high bar for what constitutes sexism. See my previous (sarcastic) comment.
See! Moffat ISN'T a misogynist because every four years he hires a female director!
@yoshfiction @brodgers123 What are you talking about? If you don't think David Tennant is/was conventionally attractive either there's something wrong with your eyesight or you have a seriously twisted view of what is generally considered to be easy on the eyes.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Moffat: Handsome Actors don’t suit the Doctor
" None of the Doctors are conventionally attractive,"
BULL****. I pretty sure he's admitted that Tennant and McGann were handsome Doctors.
@Notsosmartguy the Superior Venom @Huknar Moffat's apparent belief that David Tennant is not "conventionally attractive" is what's nonsense.
"Selfie" looks and sounds unbelievably terrible.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
@SonicTheHedgehogRules You and everyone who liked your comment don't know what you're talking about and should watch the TV Movie again before expressing any further opinions on it.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on RTD: Fans Can’t Ignore “Half-Human” Doctor
@SonicTheHedgehogRules It wasn't just a single line. That's RTD's point. The Master discovers that the Doctor is half-human before that line is spoken. There might have been other references to it but I can't remember them off the top of my head.
I doubt any Capaldi episode will be as good as Children of Earth or as bad as The Fires of Pompeii.
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE
If the new series is too soapy then the classic series is quasi-autistic when it comes to relationships.
9 months ago on RTD on Doctor Who Becoming “Too Soapy”
@Calebxy @Notsosmartguy Did he have multiple personality disorder?
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: A Merry Day
@The Finn @brodgers123 @Notsosmartguy I know. So your comment doesn't make sense.
@The Finn @Notsosmartguy How can a real person be a composite of many others?
@Cyberbloke Except that thanks to Moffat's retconning he's not the Ninth Doctor anymore, is he?
10 months ago on Celebrate 9 Years Since Doctor Who’s Revival
@The_Eternal_Dalek Dreadful comment. You can't seriously compare the beginning of arguably the least popular Doctor's short reign with the return of an iconic TV series after an absence of 16 years. The successful 2005 relaunch was an important moment in television history, never mind what it meant to Doctor Who fans.