I've come here to protest and protest I shall!
@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.
4 hours, 59 minutes ago on Doctor Who: Fifty-One Favourites (Part 1)
@TheBiPunishmentPlanet of Evil
The Brain of Morbius
The Seeds of Doom
The Deadly Assassin
7 hours, 55 minutes 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.
1 day, 3 hours 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
1 day, 4 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@The8th @The2point5Doctor Was that really necessary? :)
2 days, 4 hours 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).
2 days, 5 hours ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?
@TheBiPunishmentCarnival of Monsters
Frontier in Space
The Time Warrior
Invasion of the Dinosaurs
2 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
The Impossible Planet
3 days, 7 hours 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 days, 3 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TheBiPunishmentThe War Games
Doctor Who and the Silurians
The Mind of Evil
4 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@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
5 days, 3 hours 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
6 days, 11 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TheBiPunishment The Savages
The War Machines
The Power of the Daleks
6 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@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
1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
The Dalek Invasion of Earth
Happy birthday Moffat! Thanks for writing so many of my all-time favourite episodes. Have a good one! :-)
1 week, 1 day ago on Happy Birthday, Steven Moffat!
An Unearthly Child
The Keys of Marinus (I love The Aztecs too, but Keys is just more fun)
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
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 week, 6 days 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
2 weeks, 3 days 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). :)
2 weeks, 6 days 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
3 weeks, 2 days 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.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
57 fanfic writers just punched the air! :P
3 weeks, 4 days 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!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
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.
4 weeks ago on Dark Water Advance Preview
@Djornad Dunno. Does the Moon count? :P
4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TheBiPunishment Peter Capaldi
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
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 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.
@TheBiPunishment McCoy, Troughton, T. Baker (they're both two of my favourites though), McGann
@TardisBoy Deep Breath - 9/10
Into the Dalek - 4/10
Robot of Sherwood - 6/10
Listen - 9/10
Time Heist - 8/10
The Caretaker - 7/10
Kill the Moon - 7/10
Mummy on the Orient Express - 8/10
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@NightRises I look forward to reading more of your thoughts. Do you think you'll watch The Crusade from season two? It's the only story from the season to have any missing material (2 out of 4 episodes surviving), and is in my opinion one of the very best Hartnells (my personal favourite, in fact).
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Since we're all doing it.
1. The Shakespeare Code
2. The Unicorn and the Wasp
3. The Lodger
4. The Caretaker
5. Closing Time
6. Planet of the Dead
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Face-Off: Gareth Roberts’ Episodes
I've thoroughly enjoyed every episode we've had from Gareth Roberts, but The Shakespeare Code is still the clear winner here. It's witty, extremely
funny, at times terrifying, and does a beautiful job of recreating Elizabethan England. The best of the 'celebrity historicals' to date.
Might as well give this a go, since my opinion of Clara has
improved so much since Deep Breath.
6. Rory (nothing against him though)
It’s nice to be back in a position where I can comfortably say that I like every companion on this list.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Remembering the Ponds – 2 Years On
@Antee991166 If you'd asked me this before series eight, I'd probably have said Amy, but Clara's blossomed so much in the last six episodes that she's now become my favourite Moffat companion, and my second or third favourite (of the new series) overall. Quite an improvement I'd say, considering she was one of my least favourite companions before!
@TheTimeTraveller is the 12th Doctor The Happiness Patrol.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@Ladydetemps I know the feeling. I'm hunting for work myself at the moment, and my trip down there is always the low point of my week.
@whovian213 is suspicious of the new caretaker Definitely. I'd argue that Barbara is probably the most important companion in the history of the show, since she's almost wholly responsible for shaping the Doctor as we know him today (Ian helped too, but to a lesser extent).
Oh, and on the topic of strong female characters (pre-Sarah Jane), I have to ask… why is poor Vicki always forgotten? She was a brave, intelligent individual who could always hold her own against the foe(s), and in one case, even start a revolution against them!
2 months ago on Celebrating “The Highlander” and “The Bad Wolf”
@TheDreamer @RoastNewt @YaelMoise I know what you mean. I got so bored during The Mutants that I ended up taking an entire month away from the classics. Definitely the most tedious Doctor Who story that I've ever encountered.
@TheDreamer I can barely remember the middle parts to be honest. I watched the whole thing in one sitting and it's all a bit of blur in my mind. I'm not complaining though, because given what what was coming, I was happy to spend as much time with Jamie and Zoe as possible!