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@bilalkilic61 Also a Veil, Sensorite, a Raxacoricofallapatorian (probably a Slitheen), a Terileptil, and the Trickster. But I'm not sure what the drawn character is...
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Next Time: Time Heist
Veil - Sensorite - Captain John Hart - unknown - Slitheen - Terileptil - Trickster.
@MrRazza, Investigating Missy and Mr Pink I completely agree! They could just have cut that single second where the head and neck are severed, just showing the sword being swiped in the Sheriff's direction then the head rolling away. They cut too much, and the line later felt random, not subtle or anything like that.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Robot of Sherwood: What Was Cut
@'Cos Guess Who? Ha! I think that it will be handled better than many, provided she now doesn't appear until the 4th or 5th episode. And I also predict an appearance in the 8th episode - someone on the train (Frank Skinner, Foxes, etc.) sacrificing themselves to save the Doctor, perhaps? Then, nothing until the Doctor and her actually meet.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on The Series 8 Arc: A Match Made In Heaven?
I've loved all of the Gatiss-penned episodes. I think they only go wrong when the wrong people are cast or the director messes up.
Really looking forward to Robot of Sherwood, and expecting a classic Gatiss twist somewhere in there. Also, it'll be good to see a lighter side of the Twelfth Doctor. Capaldi would never last long if he's only known for being darker.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Spoiler-Free Review
@Gustaff @supermoff of Sherwood I do remember reading in a review that (possible spoilers ahead) there was a reference to a Hartnell story, and a Troughton story.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Robot of Sherwood – 12 Hints & Teasers
@Exxilon5 @The_War_Braden Which, I also think, is a Hell of a lot better than X-Factor.
I don't know the best thing to do, but I do know that Who returns... Who prevails... Resistance is futile...
1 month ago on Into the Dalek UK Ratings
From viewing the comments on other sites, I fear I am one of a minority in this opinion, but I do think that the episode pulled off all of the above perfectly. The pacing was tremendous, and the actual message the the Dalek gave was just chilling!
1 month ago on Into The Dalek: A Recipe for Success
@Sam Davern That's what I'm hoping. Having Robin Hood as a real person would just not feel right - like, if they actually showed the Doctor meeting Father Christmas, rather than just joking about it in a few Christmas specials.
1 month ago on Next Time: Robot of Sherwood
@The Lazy Cat Oh, and Capaldi's expression while she's doing it is priceless!
Bonus 2: DO NOT TRUST THE DOCTOR
The letters just need to be replaced by random others, e.g. W=D, G=T, etc.
1 month ago on Into the Dalek – 12 Hints & Teasers
@A Friend of the Ood @StephenAHayes But, alas, in the end, their exit was to be, in my opinion, just awful. They didn't actually die (DAMN YOU, MOFFAT!!!) The Weeping Angels were not scary (DAMN YOU, MOFFAT!!!) They wasted Mike McShane's character (DAMN YOU, MOFFAT!!!) And they made the Statue of Liberty - a metal, hollow statue built in France - a Weeping Angel (DAMN YOU, MOFFAT!!!)
I have to give it one of my lowest ever ratings for Doctor Who: 7 out of 10. Perhaps a tad harsh, but I really don't think it deserves anything more.
1 month ago on Anticipating Breath, Dalek, Robots, Listen, Heist & Caretaker
@The Finn I'm glad to see I wasn't the only person thinking like this!
1 month ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath
@MeglosProductions @mrpaddy1984 I actually prefer Love And Monsters, The Twin Dilemma, and Time And The Rani, to the incomprehensible nonsense of JTTCOTT. I mean, the Doctor literally climbed into the crack in space and time, which should have erased him completely, and yet, somehow, he was able to drag himself back out at the perfect moment to save the day, and use wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey deus ex-machina paradoxical nonsense to prevent any of the stuff in the episode from actually having happened. I wish I could do the same...
1 month ago on Into The Dalek Clips
@Greempa I completely agree.
Also - forgive me if I'm wrong - it wouldn't have been Mark Gatiss who chose to have the multi-coloured Daleks. Moffat probably told him to write a new type of more deadly Dalek into the show, Gatiss agreed, and then some nutter in the props department had a nervous breakdown and made them rainbow pepperpots, but because his mother just died, neither Moffat or Gatiss were willing to tell him to change it.
1 month ago on Robot of Sherwood BBC Synopsis
The only criticism I can find with the episode is that Capadi's Doctor didn't appear on-screen nearly enough. Other than that, I think it was perfect; there wasn't too much Strax-slapstick, the Matt Smith cameo didn't feel as random or awkward as I thought it would be, the Missy appearance was genuinely a surprise and hadn't been rumoured beforehand, the Sonic Screwdriver wasn't being used to save the world every few seconds, the clockwork droids were brought back in a tasteful fashion, and Capaldi was far better than I ever imagined (and I really did imagine that he'd be fantastic).
Best series-opener in New Who... Perhaps even the best introduction to a new Doctor since Spearhead from Space (not counting Day of the Doctor).
I cannot wait for Saturday!
1 month ago on 2nd Opinion: Deep Breath
@Master Michael Moon The other clip they've released, where the Doctor is introduced to the Dalek as his patient (and no Clara is in sight), certainly seems to suggest this to me.
@TomLong2 Are you talking generally, or just in these clips? If it's the latter, then it will be clearer when you see it on television. If it's the former, then you might consider increasing the volume and adjusting the TV settings - that certainly helped me understand his strong Scottish speaking.
@Antee991166 I'm more concerned about the Cybermen. I genuinely don't there has been a decent Cyberman episode since 'The Invasion', back in the Troughton era. I have often contemplated submitting an article for DWTV on the subject...
@Half-Faced Man @Seaborn W Deadman I interpretted it as the Half-Face Man having become human enough to get to Heaven, and maybe that's why he was making himself human - so that he could one day get to the Promised Land, which is only promised to living creatures, as opposed to mechanical men.
1 month ago on Whodunnit? The Fate of the Half-Face Man
I just hope that Moffat doesn't actually show us what happened. It would take all of the mystery out of it, like when he showed us what 11 saw in the Hotel Room.
I don't actually want to know what happened. Either way, the Doctor was responsible. We don't need to know the exact details, we just need to know that this Doctor takes no prisoners.
@parrot999 The way she said (of the Doctor's accent), "I think I might keep it", suggesting the Valeyard to me.
1 month, 1 week ago on 12 Great Moments From Deep Breath
I think that if she is a character we've already met, it's most likely to be the Valeyard. After all, she says, "I rather like [the Doctor's new] accent. I think I might keep it!"
Who knows, eh? Who knows...
1 month, 1 week ago on Introducing Missy the “Gatekeeper”: Who is She?
@DrunkenDalek Or, when these people are taken to this 'Heaven', they are actually being converted???
1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
@supermoff @Mark McCullough It also makes Gatiss the first person ever to write and appear in the same Doctor Who episode (Victory of the Daleks)!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who and the Doppelganger Dilemma
@Sephora36 I can see what you mean, but at the same time, I think most of the examples you've mentioned were completely undermined by really daft plot twists, deus ex machina, and endings that are always far too happy without being remotely uplifting. A return to the tone of episodes like 'Genesis of the Daleks' and 'Caves of Androzani' would be perfect for Capaldi's Doctor, and a refreshing change from Smith's mostly light-hearted tone.
3 months ago on Should Doctor Who Adopt a Darker Tone?
@The Watchful Guardian At the same time, the Master has always known the Doctor, ever since they were children. It's been implied - and Jon Pertwee even wanted it to be stated outright - that they are actually brothers! So, you'd expect the Master to know if the Doctor was lying about being half-human, and he'd know if the Doctor had done something to trick him into believing it, etc.
Oh, who knows, eh? Who knows...?
4 months, 4 weeks ago on RTD: Fans Can’t Ignore “Half-Human” Doctor
@OzGirl Could also explain why The Woman (who we can assume that the Doctor's mother) in 'The End of Time' was so horrified by the idea of war. Her human side gave her the sense, and the logic, to realise that the return of Gallifrey was a terrible, terrible idea...
I only hope that Moffatt has the same sense and logic, and doesn't just bring back Gallifrey at the end of the next series...!!!
@DrunkenDalek For me, it was a little bit like that. I went through 'PLEASE NO!!!' when it was rumoured, 'WHY GOD WHY?!?!?' when it was announced... and then the moment he walked out onto the stage, I thought, "Oh. Actually..."
5 months ago on Tom Riley on his Series 8 Role & Capaldi
@GeorgeMachinNZ @mczolly Let's also remember that they originally intended a poster of the spin-off movies to appear in Day of The Doctor. Who knows what the Whoniverse contains, eh? Who knows? Who knows???
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Celebrating David Bradley
He also voiced the Shansheeth in Sarah Jane Adventures. Fantastic actor!