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I like them both, but on the whole I find The Christmas Invasion to be the better-plotted, more coherent and more satisfying of the two, so I'm voting for that. The End of Time is good as well, but it's got a lot more problems and doesn't really get going until the second episode.
13 hours, 56 minutes ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs The Christmas Invasion
@TheBiPunishmentA Christmas Carol
The Doctor's Wife
The Rebel Flesh
Let's Kill Hitler
6 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@Mark McCulloughA Christmas Carol of course. My favourite Eleventh Doctor episode, and one of my all time top 10! I can't wait to rewatch it this year.
@TheBiPunishment Partners in Crime
The Sontaran Stratagem
The Unicorn and the Wasp
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TheBiPunishmentDaleks in Manhattan
Last of the Time Lords
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TheBiPunishmentThe Impossible Planet
Smith and Jones
The Shakespeare Code
2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Tooth and Claw
The Girl in the Fireplace
Rise of the Cybermen
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
The End of the World
The Empty Child
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TheBiPunishmentThe Greatest Show in the Galaxy
The Curse of Fenric
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TheBiPunishmentTime and the Rani
Delta and the Bannermen
The Happiness Patrol
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@MrRazza, Lord Tony of Blackburn William Hartnell! I started with the 'Beginning' box set back in 2010 and absolutely fell in love with him. Then I got to 'Marco Polo' and found out about the missing episodes, which caused me to rage quit the classic series for another two years. :P
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Who is YOUR Doctor? The Results
@Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen @Antee991166 The historicals are largely why I adore the Hartnell era too. That's why it pains me so much that of the historical stories he does have, most of my favourites (Marco Polo, The Crusade and The Myth Makers) are missing.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Doctor Who: Fifty-One Favourites (Part 1)
@TheBiPunishmentPlanet of Evil
The Brain of Morbius
The Seeds of Doom
The Deadly Assassin
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@Antee991166 She's amazing in Fires. Just don't expect her to sound the same as she does in her TV stories. She's a lot less squeaky.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond
@TheBiPunishmentPlanet of the Spiders
The Ark in Space
Genesis of the Daleks
Terror of the Zygons
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@The8th @The2point5Doctor Was that really necessary? :)
3 weeks, 5 days ago on 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Review (Part 2)
Hartnell may have become my favourite since I started watching the classics, but Tennant will always be MY Doctor, and RTD's era my golden age (although I also consider the 60s a bit of a golden age too).
3 weeks, 5 days ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?
@TheBiPunishmentCarnival of Monsters
Frontier in Space
The Time Warrior
Invasion of the Dinosaurs
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
The Impossible Planet
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
The Claws of Axos
The Curse of Peladon
The Time Monster
@The Administrator is Thorin Oakenshield! The Impossible Planet
The Waters of Mars
4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TheBiPunishmentThe War Games
Doctor Who and the Silurians
The Mind of Evil
@TheBiPunishmentFury from the Deep (Adore this story. My favourite Troughton, and probably my #1 choice for most wanted missing episode.)
The Wheel in Space
The Mind Robber
The Seeds of Death
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TheBiPunishment The Macra Terror
The Evil of the Daleks
The Abominable Snowmen
The Enemy of the World
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TheBiPunishment The Savages
The War Machines
The Power of the Daleks
@The Administrator is Thorin Oakenshield! That's a shame. I managed to find the leaked version the other week and the scene is still intact there. Pity they couldn't have included in the deleted scenes or something.
The Time Meddler
The Myth Makers
The Daleks' Master Plan
The Dalek Invasion of Earth
Happy birthday Moffat! Thanks for writing so many of my all-time favourite episodes. Have a good one! :-)
1 month ago on Happy Birthday, Steven Moffat!
An Unearthly Child
The Keys of Marinus (I love The Aztecs too, but Keys is just more fun)
I don't mind if the next companion is a modern day Earth female. I just mind that that modern day Earth female can't be Osgood!
1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat Mulls Future Companion Not Being Another Earth Girl
2. Deep Breath
3. Time Heist
5. Dark Water
6. Mummy on the Orient Express
7. Robot of Sherwood
8. In the Forest of the Night
9. The Caretaker
10. Kill the Moon
11. Death in Heaven
12. Into the Dalek
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@Doctor When Agreed. Series three is ridiculously good. Best series, best companion, and many of the best episodes since the series came back ('42' onwards is a near perfect run of episodes). :)
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Face-Off: Utopia vs Dark Water
1. A Christmas Carol
2. The Runaway Bride
3. The Christmas Invasion
4. Voyage of the Damned
5. The End of Time
6. The Snowmen
7. The Next Doctor
8. The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
9. The Time of the Doctor
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I loved it. The only thing I wasn't so keen on was the concept of still being conscious after death. For now, I'm going with my headcanon that it was just a lie told by the 3W to convince people to delete their emotions.
57 fanfic writers just punched the air! :P
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water
@supermoff is ready for Dark Water! It gets more horrible the more you think about it. Just think of the poor people whose skin was used to make the hot air balloon in 'Deep Breath'!
The whole 'you're still conscious when you die' thing just gets more and more horrific the more I think about it. What about the people who were killed to make the skin balloon in 'Deep Breath'? Or the crew of the S.S. Madame De Pompadour? Or the guy from the start of 'The Shakespeare Code'?
Ahhhhh. Not even Torchwood did anything as messed up as this!
Oh my dear lord. That was spectacular.
@Mark McCullough I'm not really a fan of Danny to be honest. I loved him in 'Listen', but ever since then he's started to get on my nerves. He's too controlling and feels like a distraction from the stories he shows up in. That's why I'm so desperate for satisfying revelations tonight. If the pay-off to his character does turn out to be worth it, then it could retroactively improve the series for me (and likewise, if it's underwhelming, it could diminish the series in hindsight).
@BollingerKnickers 1. Missy (not just her identity, but the character herself)
2. Kate and Osgood
3. The explanation of Heaven
4. Clara's fate
5. A chance to redeem the Cybermen (you can do it Moff!)
The problem is though, that despite me hating Torchwood's concept of an afterlife (and I say that as someone with no religious beliefs), I still won't be happy if they ignore it completely. Sure, take the existing idea and morph it into something else, but don't pretend it never happened. I'm just hoping Moffat's found a way of making his version work in conjunction with Torchwood's.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Dark Water Advance Preview
@Djornad Dunno. Does the Moon count? :P
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TheBiPunishment Peter Capaldi
Ride it out would be my advice. Part of the show's beauty is that if you're dissatisfied with the current Doctor, companion, showrunner, etc., you only have to wait a short while until a new one comes along and restores your love for the show. I felt very disconnected from the show after 'The Time of the Doctor' last year, but watching more of the classic series helped to keep me interested until series eight arrived (which has restored some of my faith in Moffat). Perhaps you could do something similar? You've got over half a century to choose from!
1. Listen - 9.5/10
2. Deep Breath - 9/10
3. Flatline - 9/10
4. In the Forest of the Night - 8.5/10
5. Mummy on the Orient Express - 8/10
6. Time Heist - 8/10
7. The Caretaker - 6.5/10
8. Robot of Sherwood - 6/10
9. Kill the Moon - 5/10
10. Into the Dalek - 3/10
@Scootersfood, Secret Agent of C.L.A.R.A. @AuthorDreamsNr2 To be honest, I think all the of the 'NEXT TIME' trailers are pretty crap nowadays. I don't know if the people responsible for them have changed since series 5, but none of them get me excited like they used to. They generally feel rushed, poorly edited, and seem to cut off at very strange points ('Cold War' being the biggest offender). I was really hoping they'd improve for series eight, but they've been worse than ever this year.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss In the Forest of the Night
@TheBiPunishment Patrick Troughton
@TheBiPunishment William Hartnell. That's the only one I can answer here.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TheBiPunishment McCoy, Troughton, T. Baker (they're both two of my favourites though), McGann