OncomingStorm in a Brownoat with a stake
There's only one writer in the whole universe cooler than Joss Whedon, and THAT is saying something. So what does that say about RTD?
@Ottoman14 "Another thing I loved about Blink was how small scale it was. I know there was talk of the threat of the Angels getting into the TARDIS, but really it felt like a two humans being terrorised by aliens- I really liked that small scale perspective. It's a welcome break from the usual 'all of time and space in danger' thing."
Literally agree with everything in that paragraph!
2 days, 21 hours ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen
I really hope it's good because I think apart from Listen, all the others this series have been kind of meh. And i don't have very high hopes for Time Heist or The Caretaker (though I am still looking forward to the latter.)
3 days ago on Kill The Moon BBC Synopsis
Steven Moffat has said that this one has the best opening credits sequence of the lot...
3 days ago on Time Heist Clips & Introduction
2 days, 22 hours ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen
"The Mummy was deemed too scary by the BBC and will require a later time slot."
That's strange, the Guardian are reporting that it's to accommodate Strictly Come Dancing.
3 days, 20 hours ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8
Great reviews, and I did enjoy it, but I certainly wouldn't call it one of the best Who stories ever! Far from it - Blink was better IMO. Question, if someone could answer that would be helpful: Why didn't Clara tell the Doctor that she had a connection to Rupert and Orson?
3 days, 21 hours ago on 2nd Opinion: Listen
I'm really looking forward to this one - love Gareth Roberts!!!
3 days, 21 hours ago on The Caretaker BBC Synopsis
Don't like the sound of Kill The Moon to be honest - sounds a bit silly. It just got heavier? So they nuke it?! But I suppose it's too early to be finding plot holes yet! The other three I'm looking forward to, particularly Mummy On The Orient Express now it's supposed to be scary...
3 days, 21 hours ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8
“I’ve never seen the Doctor do something like this before…”
Well, he's hardly going to say "this is the kind of thing the Doctor does all the time," is he? "Things will never be the same again..." Sounds almost too dramatic to be believed.
3 days, 21 hours ago on DWM: Things will never be the same again after Kill the Moon
The Idiot's Lantern
The Unquiet Dead
Robot Of Sherwood
The Crimson Horror
Victory Of The Daleks
But I have to say, apart form the top 2, I'm not a huge fan of any of them. I get the appeal, guess he's just not for me.
5 days, 21 hours ago on Your Verdict on Robot of Sherwood
Nice article, but I completely disagree with number 2. I really liked Listen, but that scene was, in my opinion, utter rubbish. The Doctor, turning his back on a brand new species and shaking as he lets it walk away? No. Just no. Hartnell, Troughton, Pertwee, Baker, Davison, Baker, McCoy, McGann, Hurt, Eccleston, Tennant, Smith none of them would've just turned their backs and let it go. That is not who the Doctor is.
You can argue and say that he was scared, or that when they got to the end of the universe he changed his mind and wanted to wait it out to see what it was, but that doesn't change the fact that in the first place, he turned his back. That was Steven Moffat trying to scare us, so blatantly, it made the Doctor seem like a tool: "if he's scared, we must be too!" Yeah, he probably would've been scared, but he would've turned around.
1 week ago on 12 Great Moments From Listen
@Eleven's Monsters @Doctor What and Where "She's done more than any of them"
Martha traveled around the world for a year, just so she could spread the word about the Doctor to everyone she could.
We saw the consequences when Donna failed to save his life in Turn Left.
I read that article on the Guardian. I have to say, I don't have a problem with his accent, but he does occasionally speak quite fast. I can always understand him, but I can see how, for some foreign viewers, the speed at which he talks plus the accent could make him difficult to understand. I don't think it's a big deal though - subtitles, end of the world!!! Plus it goes both ways. I could not understand half of what was said on True Detective.
1 week, 1 day ago on Is Capaldi’s Accent Causing Issues?
She was ok, but I didn't think she was any better than other one-off characters. When we get a new companion, I'd prefer it to be someone who hasn't been in the show before. Good article though! (Unless it's Wilf by the way. I'm still rooting for a Wilf return.)
1 week, 4 days ago on Taking a ‘Journey’ Into the Future: The Next Companion
1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes
What about the episode 5 synopsis? have we had that?
1 week, 3 days ago on The Caretaker BBC Synopsis
Glad that Dalek won (no real surprise though.)
1 week, 5 days ago on Your Verdict on Into the Dalek
I think my favourite of these has to be the dungeon.
2 weeks ago on 12 Great Moments From Robot of Sherwood
@DWTV Fair enough. But I do worry that he won't be so popular with the younger audience.
1 week, 6 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
I'm not saying DW is in any danger - it's not, let's face it! And I know those are only overnight figures but I swear the RTD era had higher overnight figures. And the Matt era, for that matter. I don't think Capaldi will be appealing to a younger audience so much, despite the Matt cameo in DB, and despite being absolutely amazing!
2 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@TardisBoy I was really trying to keep my expectations low, especially as I haven't really been a fan of any Moffat eps since The Eleventh Hour, excluding Day of course! But after this trailer, I've given up. It is literally impossible!
2 weeks ago on Next Time: Listen
Nice article, very interesting. If Will Scarlett does turn up, I will definitely start to think there's something suspicious going on...
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Robin Whood: Meet the Legend
“Can you explain your plan without using the words “sonic screwdriver”?”
Yes, please do something without the Sonic this ep!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Robot of Sherwood – 12 Hints & Teasers
Great article, as usual! This just highlights one of the many reasons I wasn't that keen on Into The Dalek.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Into the Dalek
Should be interesting, but I'm not ridiculously excited for it. Haven't been a huge fan of Gatiss episodes in the past, apart from The Idiot's Lantern. But I am slightly acquainted with Paul Murphy, so it's good to hear the directing was decent. Also I'm looking forward to an episode that doesn't have Moffat's name on it.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Robot of Sherwood Spoiler-Free Review
Before Capaldi, I would've said he'd pretty much missed his chance, but now, there's no reason why he couldn't be the Doctor too I guess. That would be pretty cool, I like him a lot, but he wouldn't be my first choice.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Ben Miller Would Love To Play the Doctor
Just so long as it all makes sense at the end and doesn't carry on into series 9. That is my only hope for this arc. Apart from that, I'm really excited to see where it's going.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on The Series 8 Arc: A Match Made In Heaven?
No offence Phil and Moffat or ITD fans, but if it beats Dalek... I don't even know what I'll do. Dalek is (yes, in my opinion) far and away the superior episode by a LOT.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Face-Off: Dalek vs Into the Dalek
Toby Whithouse. Nuff said.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
I really didn't like Into The Dalek to be honest, which is a shame because I love The Waters Of Mars. But this just made so little sense on so many levels.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Into the Dalek Review
I gave it 7/10 and I think The Eleventh Hour was better, but I don't think the Doctor physically pushed the Half-Faced Man. But he definitely died because of the Doctor. I think the Doctor persuaded him to do it, like he got Gretchen to sacrifice herself. And they both ended up in Heaven, because of him...
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Your Verdict on Deep Breath
I have to say, I thought it was really not great. At all.
3/10. I loved Capaldi, still, but the whole thing was ridiculous. They just happened to have a minaturiser on the ship? And seriously, what did they think was going to happen if they fixed a broken Dalek that was temporarily good? Why didn't they bottle the radiation that was poisoning it, recreate it and give it to all the other Daleks? How did he not realise it would turn bad again?!
Danny I liked, and the bit where the Doctor gave Ross the pill.
Also, Star Wars and Star Trek nods - always good! Like when they went into the bit where the dead bodies are stored, it just reminded me so much of the rubbish chute on the Death Star.
3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
You know, I was really hoping they'd just forget about the woman in the shop. I don't want to constantly keep looking back. I know loads of people who will've totally forgotten she was mentioned. I want to move forwards!
1 month ago on Details on Series 8’s First Four Episodes
Great article once again. I absolutely love Smith and Jones.
1 month ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Smith & Jones
Great article. As most people know, I adore New Earth, and I thought after this article I'd end up defending it, but as it happens I agree with everything in the article. I think it is brilliant, massively underrated, very clever, very funny and with a great ending and interesting villain. My favourite series opener 10/10
1 month ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: New Earth
I want to get into writing, and I love it. The cat nuns? Well why not? It's an alien planet. The kiss? Cassandra has been stuck in a metal frame unable to do anything for decades. And he's a good looking guy, I believe she'd kiss him. So go on, what are these endless plot holes?
@11th's Sonic Torchwood occasionally, but I don't think it needed one. (I think) most of the stories were strong enough by themselves anyway.
@stargazer0118 It's my favourite series opener!
1 month ago on “Doctor Who Extra” Announced
Yay! Now just lose Jenna and the Tardis and we can watch The Thick Of It!
1 month ago on Chris Addison to Guest in Series 8 Finale
Good article. I don't see why everyone's making a big deal out of it. If you've read The Writer's Tale, you'd know that RTD co-wrote almost all of the eps in his era, he just didn't take a co-writer's credit.
1 month ago on The Moffat Co-writing Conundrum
Oh. My. God.
1 month ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
Or in my case 11 BLOODY DAYS TO GO!!!!!
1 month ago on Series 8: 5 Days Teaser
@Strontium Who do you want to replace her?
1 month ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
@pyroclasticflow Toby Whithouse!
1 month ago on Is Doctor Who History Repeating Itself?
That Capaldi poster at the top is amazing, and I like the Guardians trailer - basically just get all the coolest clips of Matt's era, some of the wittiest lines and put some awesome music over the top! (Great film, too!) And as ever, the impression is amazing.
1 month ago on Weird and Wonderful
@supermoff You know Tennant was a massive fan before he got the part, too?
Good article! I have faith in Capaldi, and, yes, even Moffat, though I think he should leave before too long...
Also, can't wait for Deep Breath, but I'm in Spain when it airs! (I think I've said this on several occasions in several different discussions but it doesn't make it any less annoying.) I do, however, get to watch two Doctor Whos in a row the day after I get back! Yay!
1 month ago on New Who: Doctor Debut Episodes
Day: 7 it was fun and a great fanservice but not that great a story
I have just discovered I can finally do line breaks!!! It's a miracle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1 month ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – The Doctor Trilogy