The Outer Space K9
The hoper of far-flung hopes and dreamer of impossible dreams.
Happy New Year to Whovians all around the world!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Happy New Year 2015!
Great article! Now, Troughton is my favourite Classic Doctor so a list of my favourite episodes would be very very long. So... just a few favourites are: Web of Fear, The Abdominable Snowmen, Evil of the Daleks, The Mind Robber and the Invasion.
I'm definetly going to watch Power of the Daleks soon, I just need to find a good reconstruction.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Patrick Troughton: The Beginning, End and In-Between
Yes, I'm not just happy she's staying I'm absolutly thrilled. Some people might disagree with me but I think she is the best companion in Doctor Who alongside Sarah Jane.
Jenna totally made the right choice because, storywise, her chracter still has a lot of potential. Series 7 was all Impossible Girl Clara, series 8 was Real World Clara and this is where we really got to know her and I'm sure series 9 will be where she'll blow our minds away and seals her place in Doctor Who history forever.
3 months ago on Clara’s Fate & Series 9 (Spoilers)
Oh, don't do this to me...I totally loved both of them but since this is a festive face-off the most festive of the two is still A Christmas Carol.That's the most Christmas-y Christmas ever...
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Festive Face-Off: Last Christmas vs A Christmas Carol
My number one choice is without doubt the sleigh ride and "yippee-ya-yey" is officially my favourite Capaldi moment so far.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on 12 Great Moments From Last Christmas
That's what I thought. Dave was her boyfriend and he did something to upset Shona but since this was Christmas day after all she decided to forgive him for whatever he had done and gave him a second chance.
I've stuck with a Christmas Carol till now but this time my vote goes to Time of the Doctor. That was such a wonderful story about hope and bravery and sacrifice and a great end to my favourite Doctor's time in the TARDIS.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Festive Face-Off: The Time of the Doctor vs A Christmas Carol
I've just rewatched it and I think the whole episode has a really strong Classic Who feel, more than any other story in New Who. Plus it's been quite some time since an episode scared me so much, and it's so poignant in my memory.
3 months ago on Rate & Discuss Last Christmas
I've just watched Time yesterday in preparation for Last Christmas. It's such a great episode and one I keep on watching over and over again because it sums up the whole Smith era very nicely in my opinion. Also I've noticed people are starting to warm up to this episode and appreciate if for its real worth.
3 months ago on Why I Love… The Time of the Doctor
Merry Christmas everyone!! Hope everyone's had a great 2014 and here's looking foward to an even better 2015 with our favourite show.
3 months ago on Merry (Last) Christmas!
I went for Time. The Snowmen was brilliant but Smith's regeneration was the best in the show's history in my opinion.
3 months ago on Festive Face-Off: The Snowmen vs The Time of the Doctor
I'm expecting my Tardis pendant from BBC shop and that is going to be my Doctor Who themed Christmas present this year. And I think I'll follow your recommendation and buy the diary as well. I just love diaries...
3 months ago on 10 Last Minute Christmas Gifts for a Special Whovian
My first Doctor was Tennant but my Doctor is and always will be Matt Smith. Though I do understand why so many people are fond of number Ten, the moment I read the title of the article I was sure he was going to win.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Who is YOUR Doctor? The Results
Clara is not overshadowing anyone, this is the most intresting, unpredictable and fascinating Doctor-companion relationship in years.
5 months ago on Poll: Is Clara Overshadowing the Doctor?
I'd vote for Clara. I mean Jenna Coleman. Sorry Doctor but she totally rocked this series.
5 months, 1 week ago on Capaldi vs Coleman in 2015 NTAs
Every time Capaldi's Doctor mellows down a little the AI goes up.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) UK Ratings Accumulator
I'm really glad The Lodger won, it's one of my favourite Matt Smith episodes. Though the best of Gareth Roberts is still the Unicorn and the Wasp.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Your Verdict on The Caretaker & Episode Ranking
The end was...I'm speechless. I nearly cried at the end. Clara was phenomenal.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon
Nasty, nasty thing the Mummy is indeed. I almost wish it hadn't featured in the trailer so we could get a proper scare in the episode.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Next Time: Mummy on the Orient Express
Easy choice for me, it's the Unicorn and the Wasp. But then again I absolutly love detective stories so that explains it.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Face-Off: Gareth Roberts’ Episodes
Looks like The Moonbase (minus the Cybermen) plus killer scary spiders. Should be great!
Also, the TV trailer is so much better than the next time one.
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Next Time: Kill The Moon
Cn't believe it's two years since we bid farewell to the Ponds. Time really flies! Anyway my favourite Ponds episode is the Beast Below, a divisive one among fans but one which I loved to bits. Then there's the Eleventh Hour, the God Complex, Power of Three and The Angels take Manhattan. I'm really fond of the Ponds mostly because I like it when companions stay longer than just one series because I really start to care about them. I felt they left at the exactly right time. Now, I really hope Clara does series 9 as well but I suppose chances are pretty slim.
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Remembering the Ponds – 2 Years On
Yeah, that's the AI figure I was expecting. Casual viewers who vote for these scores enjoy lighthearted episodes more than complex ones.
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) UK Ratings Accumulator
I imagined they were a bit like those creatures from Planet of the Dead.
5 months, 4 weeks ago on The Caretaker Review
Such a well-written review Clint, the best I've read for this episode (and I really do love reading reviews, it's just a thing I do).
And finally someone agrees with me about Danny. His reaction and the way he insisted on Clara telling him the truth was completely over the top. He accuses Clara of lying all the time and his whole attitude is weird, I don't get the sense he really loves Clara that much it's more like he's having a kind of obsession with her lying to him. I must say I liked him untill this episode.
But...this is the episode where I really started to warm up on Capaldi's Doctor who seemed more real, his grumpy atitude wasn't just for the sake of being grumpy but because he really does cares about Clara and he's not the person to openly admit this unless he is forced to. I don't like it when the Doctor is made nasty to emphasise his alien nature and this is where we're given a good reason to explain why he treats Danny like that. I'm slightly worried that next week's episode in terms of how the Doctor will be portrayed but we'll see. Hope he won't get too dark or if he does there better be a good reason not just because Twelve is "the rebel Timelord".
This sounds soooo good! I may not be able to watch any episode untill the finale and that's going to be...torture. But hey I'll still be here to read what people think of the episodes and find out what happens (there is no way I can resist not knowing for a full month).
Clara had some annoying moments in this episode, Danny acting like a soldier was weird but the Doctor was great. Oh, and I really liked Courtney.
I'm going with DWTV on this one it's a 6/10 from me. I'll rewatch it but it didn't really do the trick for me. Good start but it kind of went downhill from that.
6 months ago on Rate & Discuss The Caretaker
What does the Doctor say at the end after she asks why is he the boss? I can't make out his reply.
6 months ago on Kill The Moon Clip
Clara: "Doctor, you need to save the spiders!"
I think "Doctor Who" sounds cooler.
6 months ago on Capaldi on Graham Norton This Friday
Well, the spider things didn't look that frightening but other than that it looked very atmospheric.
And the rest of Graham Norton wasn't that bad, there were plenty of funny stuff from Peter.
The second half of the series sounds so amazing! Really excited about the new writers, their episoodes look so promising. And I look foward to see the design for the Orient Express in space.
6 months ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Synopsis
I'm thinking small kids are great. Teenagers not so much.
6 months ago on The Caretaker Advance Review
Well, this lowered my expectations a bit but that's a good thing in my mind. I mean I watched Rings of Akhaten half expecting it to be awful but in the end I really enjoyed it. And if it's the same quality like The Lodger and Closing Time, then it's great, I like lighthearted episodes too.
Plus I think I'll still rate it 7/10 at least, so far in series 8 I didn't go lower than that and judging from the clip released today I don't think I will.
Yeah, but as the War Doctor he was a soldier himself. And Danny still hold a few secrets I thinnk about what exactly he did as a soldier and he must have got a good reason to give it up too. So I think the Doctor should sympathise with him at some level. Totally rejecting Danny sounds very prejudiced and the Doctor is never like that.
Great artcle, Closing Time clearly needs a few more people on its side!
As a whole Closing Time might not stand out as a great episode but it is dotted with so, so many lovely moments: the Doctor getting a job, the cybermats reintroduced, the Doctor telling Craig he was going to die, not to mention that lovely moment with Stormy.
We need episodes like this, just fun and entertainig, the sort you watch after a hard day's work just to relax. It doesn't all have to be dark complex episodes (Listen springs to mind). Episodes like Closing Time are just as important in my mind even if they are never appreciated for threir real worth.
6 months ago on Why I Love… Closing Time
I hope this interview will be better than the one with Matt and David for the 50th. Peter sounds lovely, I hope we'll get a proper interview not just a few minutes at the end.
There are just a few interviews with Peter as the Doctor compared to those of previous Doctors, I wish we had more.
It's not getting boring for me, I love this kind of episodes. I have tried not thinking and I've got to the conclusion that The Teller would have turned my brain into soup in no time.
6 months ago on Time Heist Review
Sorry but I must disagree with this review. Time Heist may not be a perfect episode but you've picked some points that just don't seem relevant to me.
Firstly, Mrs Delphox dressed like a sexy librarian. She's the Head of Babk Scurity she's a boss lady in a suit. What else could she wear? An army uniform like those soldiers but it seems unlikely especially after we find out she's actually Karabraxos' clone.
Secondly Clara may not be the focused of this episode but that's good in my opinion because so far all the episodes seemed more focused on her than on the Doctor and this is where Capaldi is really in charge doing Doctor-y stuff and it was high time this happened. Besides, I thought her acting was good but here she just had to support The Doctor and not be the centre of attention.
As for how laws on Karabraxos work it's an alien world, I thought the whole thing was really frightnening. And I imagine people "who afford their own star systems" would totlly agree to these methods in order to have their wealth protected.
And yeah, I gueesed The Doctor was the Architect but not because of all those names in previous episodes like "The Curator" more like I really thought that hooded figure still looked a lot like Capaldi. And I watch way too many detective series.
On the other hand I totally agree with all your points on Saibra and Psi and I hope they'll come back to the show one day.
I think going through a grieving period was ok. They did that in The Runaway Bride. But series 3 was going to ba Martha's story and the first few episodes should have been focused on how he gets to accept her as his new companion. Instead The Doctor kept on talking about Rose and comparing Martha to her up untill the end of the series, which to me at least meant that she was never considered to be quite as good as Rose in his mind.
6 months ago on Celebrating “The Highlander” and “The Bad Wolf”
I like the poster for this episode, definetly an improvement from what've had lately. Clara's skirt is really cool but they should edit this pics more her lips are really, really red. And Danny seems to be the only one who doesn't do some strange hand gesture.
And that Matt Smith looking guy is really intriguing, can't wait to see how he fits into the story because I asssume he's got a pretty important role otherwise they wouldn't have insisted on him in the promo pics.
6 months ago on The Caretaker Promo Pics
There's something I just noticed after rewatching the ep. Would Mrs Karabraxos really keep the Doctor's number for such a long time? I mean she probably thought he was a nutter and she looks like the kind of women who doesn't like to listen to any advice people give her and who always thinks she knows best. I'm not sure she would have.
6 months ago on 12 Great Moments From Time Heist
Clara looks like she's been exercising when she says "I can't do it". I wonder if she's going to the gym to make sure she's fit enough to manage her double life.
6 months ago on Next Time: The Caretaker
Yeah, he actually made a joke, a proper joke without being sarcastic. I totally love that scene.
I knew he was in Broadchurch but I couldn't remember who he played. Now it's all coming back to me, I loved Broadchurch but I didn't have to rewatch it unfortunately.
When I first saw the filming pics of the Skovox I thought he looked a bit like a very scary owl. Now he's more like a spider with a strange voice. He doesn't really seem that creepy to me but we'll see. We've had cool monsters this series, I hope Garaeth Roberts keeps up the good work with this one.
I'm going to go with pre-titles sequence, the Doctor in Clara's flat trying to persuade her to come with him, then the moment we first see the Teller, Psi's death (I really liked him) and the ending scene with the Tellers released.
Best line of the episode: "Basically, it's the eyebrows". On the other hand I'm not much of a fan of the Doctor telling people to "shut up", I don't find that funny at all.
I think one thing Listen will never be able to beat it's people's love and devotion for Blink. Repeat this poll in a few years and I think the result might be diffrent. I for one still like Listen more.
6 months ago on Your Verdict on Listen & Episode Ranking
Before seeing the War Games I had only heard good things about it and it's fair to say my expectations were really high. And it truly was a great episode but just like you I would have liked it if it were at most 6 parts long. That bit in the middle, going through all those time zones got a bit boring but the beggining and the end were brilliant.
Oh, and you should definetly give Enemy of the World a watch I for one really liked it, but then again Troughton is my favourite Classic Who Doctor.
Rose didn't have to haunt the Doctor so long and basically destroy his relationship to Martha. That's where her story got bad. They couldn't let her go and that was a mistake.