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6 days, 18 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #14: Moffat Series
Sounds great! Creepy two-parter is exactly what we need. And Whithouse is an excellent writter.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Toby Whithouse Two-parter Confirmed for Series 9
"There's one thing you never put in a trap" should be #1
2 weeks, 6 days ago on New Who’s Best Cliffhangers (Part 1)
Where is the monster from Listen??
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #5: Best Villain
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Best of 2014 #2: Recurring Actor
OMG. My favorite Christmas specials The Snowmen and Last Christmas are defeated with a such a small margin :( So sad!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Festive Face-Off 2014 Winner
One of my favorite episodes. Great Christmas atmosphere and well used concept of dreaming. Deffinitely deserves even higher rating.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Your Last Christmas Ranking
DW shouldn't be too serious!! And I see nothing wrong with fairytale elements. It is the best part. It is certainly not a comedy, just an immaginative relaxing Christmassy story - exactly what it should be!
1 month ago on Rate & Discuss Last Christmas
Excellent story. I really like episodes about dreaming. Also, Christmas atmosphere was great, especially the part with sleigh.10/10
Voted The Time of the Doctor which was excellent finale of brilliant era.
Christmas Carol is ok, it had very good Christmas atmosphere, but ending was too sad for a Christmas story.
1 month ago on Festive Face-Off: The Time of the Doctor vs A Christmas Carol
Time is a good episode but Snowmen is one of my favorites. So, voted for the Snowmen.
1 month ago on Festive Face-Off: The Snowmen vs The Time of the Doctor
Doctor Who shouldn't promote anything related to politics. It should stay away from political issues! All fans and viewers should enjoy watching Doctor Who, whether they are conservative, liberal or socialist. Promoting any political stance in the show means unnecessary division of the fandom.
1 month, 1 week ago on Female Doctor Poll Results & A Case For
@91 Queen of Evil I am probably the biggest opponent of the idea of gender change and my answer on your question is yes and no. Let me explain.
I oppose the idea for 2 reasons. First one is that regeneration is change in physical appearance, but gender is much more than physical appearance, it is very important part of someone's identity.
Second reason is that Doctor regenerated into a man for 13 times. Master even more (before Gomez). River regenerated into a woman twice etc. So we could say it is an established rule that timelords can't change gender. And I don't think it is a good idea to change established rules after 50 years.
So, if they give us a good reason for changing gender, I would still strongly oppose it BUT it would be much much better than that the only explanation was: "it could always happen, just didn't". Giving reasons would be some sort of recognition that gender is an important part of Doctor's identity and that it can only be changed if you have a good reason. Also, it would explain why Doctor regenerated 13 times into man and than suddently into woman.
1 month, 1 week ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed
1. Pandorica Opens / Big Bang
3. Human Nature / The Family of Blood
4. The Snowmen
6. Amy's Choice
9. God Complex
10. The Name of the Doctor
2 months ago on Doctor Who: Fifty-One Favourites (Part 1)
1. Pandorica 10+/10
2. Name 10/10
3. Wedding 7/10
4. Bad Wolf 6/10
Everyithing else is between 1-4/10 so I won't rate it.
2 months ago on New Who Finale Face-Off: Your Top 8
I am also afraid that this is a test for a female Doctor. But if the Doctor regenerates into a woman I will deffinitely switch off. I like female heroines and enemies but gender is a part of the identity and if you change the identity he is not the same person anymore.
2 months, 1 week ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
Exactly this. Simple and clear.
Excellent article. Totally agree.
I've always wanted Santa in Christmas special but never believed it will actually happen. Can't wait!
2 months, 1 week ago on Christmas Special: Santa is Real, Not Evil
Well, Matt Smith IS my favourite Doctor so far, but it wasn't the reason.
RTD finales were just too action oriented and megalomanical. Two alien invasions per year just didn't work for me. Also, there weren't any misteries or resolutions. Just fighting, saving the world and deux ex macchina. Series 1 finale was better but still average IMO
As for Dark Water, this gender change didn't work for me and I just can't see Missy and the Master as the same person. Also, the plot itself wasn't as good as previous seasons' finales were.
But, as I said, series 5 and 7 finales were brilliant.
2 months, 1 week ago on Finale Face-Off (Series 1-8)
So, here is my TOP 10:
1. Pandorica two-parter (10+/10)
2. Listen (10+/10)
3. The Snowmen (10/10)
4. Blink (10/10)
5. The Name of the Doctor (10/10)
6. Day of the Doctor (9/10)
7. Eleventh Hour (9/10)
8. Library two-parter (9/10)
9. Impossible Astronaut two-parter (8/10)
10. The Girl in the Fireplace (8/10)
2 months, 1 week ago on Moffat’s Best Monsters, Tricks & Stories (So Far)
Pandorica and Name was magnificent, Wedding was ok, but all other finales were average or bad IMO.
Well, i wouldn't mind, but I don't see the point in changing TARDIS every season and a half. Eccleston and Tennant had the same TARDIS for 4 seasons + specials. And I think it is as it should be.
2 months, 1 week ago on Capaldi Hoping for New TARDIS
Well, from in-character POV you might be right. But dw is a tv show that is watched by humans, so it should also follow human understanding of some basic values. I know, it is a sci fi show, but changing sex is still much bigger step than changing face.
Also, even if it is a social construct, it doesn't mean that it is a bad thing that must be rejected.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal
I don't like the idea that time lords can change sex. Regeneration is change of physical appearance. But sex is not just physical appearance. It is also part of identity. I really hope that she is lying. Otherwise it would be very nihilist view on gender/sex.
And I am not sexist. I like female enemies. I would also be angry if River regenerates into male. I just dislike the idea that regeneration can change sex because it is not the same character anymore. You changed his identity.
These are all great ideas for episodes. They don't necessarily have to be for halloween. I'd like to see all these stories in series 9 and 10. :D
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Stories from the Dark: 5 Wholloween Story Ideas
Apart from Pandorica Opens, all of these episodes are either average or bad. Cybermen really need a proper story. Hopefully Dark Water will make them shine again.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on The Portrayal of the Cybermen in New Who
2. The Snowmen
3. Amy's Choice
5. Name of the Doctor and Day of the Doctor (tied)
3 months ago on The Eleventh Doctor: Five Favourites
Wow... Top 3 is same as mine :D
3. Mummy on the Orient Express
4. Robot of Sherwood
5. Kill the Moon
6. Deep Breath
7. Time Heist
9. Into the Dalek
3 months ago on Your Verdict on Flatline & Episode Ranking
3 months, 1 week ago on In the Forest of the Night Clip
I think that I will like this episode too. Series 8 is amazing - so many great episodes one after another.
3 months, 1 week ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review
It is sooo nice too see how people appreciate Listen and Mummy - my favorite episodes in this season. I am so hapy to see them on the top of the list. Although I think Into the Dalek is overrated. It is not bad but definitely the least good episode in this brilliant season.
3 months, 1 week ago on Your Verdict on Mummy & Episode Ranking
This looks like 'my type' of episode. Bizarre and fantasy oriented. Can't wait. Series 8 could be the best series so far.
3 months, 1 week ago on Next Time: In the Forest of the Night
1. Listen 10+/10
2. Mummy on the Orient Express 9.5/10
3. Robot of Sherwood 8/10
4. Time Heist 7/10
5. Kill the Moon 7/10
6. Deep Breath 7/10
7. The Caretaker 5/10
8. Into the Dalek 3.5/10
When I rate episodes, I have a rule that average of all episodes I saw must be 5; so these are EXTREMELY good results (6/8 episodes are on 'better half'). Magnificent series so far!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express
One word: WOW
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Next Time: Mummy on the Orient Express
1. SERIES 5
2. SERIES 7B
3. SERIES 8 (so far)
4. SERIES 3
5. SERIES 4
6. 2009 SPECIALS
7. SERIES 6
8. SERIES 1
9. SERIES 7A
10. SERIES 2
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Thoughts on Series 8 at the Halfway Point
I hate this 'go foward' arguments. DW is one show that lasts 50 years and that's why there must be reference to past and future every now and then. It is not easy to keep continuity for 50 years but they should at least try to do so by making references on old companions and resolving old (maybe forgotten) problems. Or making references on future events. That's the only way to keep continuity in such long show. Saying 'show must keep moving / go foward ' sounds like surrender.
4 months ago on Roberts Explains Why Ian Chesterton Didn’t Appear in The Caretaker
1. Mummy and Forest (TIED)
2. Flatline and finale two parter (TIED)
3. Kill the Moon
4 months ago on Poll: Your Most Anticipated Series 8 Story (Eps 7-12)
7A is one of the worst parts of New Who IMO. It is too soapy and all episodes are more less forgottable. Nothing really stands out.
4 months ago on Remembering the Ponds – 2 Years On
I didn't have huge expectations of this episode, but this actually looks very good. I hope I will be pleasantly surprised.
4 months ago on Kill The Moon Clip
4 months ago on Face-Off: The Thompson Episodes
First 35-40 minutes was a little bit boring, but the solution and time paradox was fantastic, one of the best solutions I've seen!
So, these are my ratings so far:
Robot of Sherwood 8/10
Deep Breath = Time Heist 7/10
Into the Dalek 5/10
4 months, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist
Most of DW episodes are good. So when I am under the impression I rate them higher. Later (after 1-2 weeks) I can compare them with other episodes and rate them more realistically. Best examples are Christmas Carol and JTTCOT. After I watched them I rated them very high, but now I think they are at most average.
4 months, 1 week ago on Your Verdict on Listen & Episode Ranking
So true. I don't think it is a good idea to rate episodes immediately after watching because you are still under impression and it is still too fresh. It would be good idea to rate them after 2-3 weeks. These results would be much more realistic.
Although, Listen is soooo brilliant and I don't think I'll change my mind :).
It is nice to see that most people liked Listen. Brilliant episode. 10/10 is too low rating for such episode.
But I can't understand how is Into the Dalek better than Robot of Sherwood?
Wow TV trailer looks thousands times better than next time trailer.
4 months, 1 week ago on Next Time: The Caretaker
On my list, Listen is #1 and Blink is #5, so both episodes are brilliant, brilliant and brilliant. Voted Listen.
4 months, 1 week ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen
Can't wait for Mummy! :D
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8
10/10 is too low for this episode!
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Listen