Ollie Walton Harrod
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Please not a child. That's a perfect way to make it a just kids show, as opposed to a child - adult programme.
2 days, 8 hours ago on 4 Different Types of Companions Doctor Who Should Consider
@ShaynaMichelleOckrant I'm confused. That's a good point about past society's being patriarchal. But I'm sure they could get around that. fyi, I'm not keen on the idea either. But the way you phrase just makes it sound like, "I can't take women seriously. I don't respect women".
2 days, 8 hours ago on Moffat: Gender is Fluid on Gallifrey
@HarpsWhotheDalek It had faults certainly. And it's rare that I don't like a series finale ('The Name of the Doctor' is my least favourite episode ever). But did you like Missy? I thought Missy's character was really good. I'm just concentrating on that.
2 days, 8 hours ago on The Problems with Death in Heaven
I'm a big fan of Rose. I didn't like the Metacrisis Doctor because it meant Rose got a version that wasn't really the Doctor. You can say he's the same man but really, he's a clone. I think they should've left it.
What I don't understand is why Rose had to stay in the parallel universe. The reasoning was that everything had to go back to the way it was, because genocide was committed (not that that makes sense). But then Mickey was allowed to leave the parallel universe and go back to his normal world with Martha.
3 days, 6 hours ago on Moffat Explains “Clara Who”
Youtube yes. Not as much facebook.
I don't think Clara is all that clever. She's intelligent. She's got good common sense. But she's not super intelligent.
I don't think she has got a big ego. She's questioned and ignored the Doctor just as much as the other companions have. That's just a companion thing to do.
"Amy would never have done that" (in reference to Clara's lying). I disagree. I think any of the modern companions would have. Amy wouldn't have lied about Rory being alive if he wasn't, as Rory was a big part of that part of the Doctor's life. But had she been in a more similar situation to Amy, she would have lied. That's just a thing characters in film and TV do. It's quite unrealistic I think. But it's what is done.
Oh I missed this poll. I don't really mind whether it's a new companion for the whole series or Clara again for the whole series. As long as it's not half and half.
1 week ago on Clara, or a New Companion? The Results
In terms of Orson pink, that really needs to be explained. Otherwise it's just silly to have it. You could still say that it's another relative, but it is pretty implied that it's a descendent of Clara and Danny. Clara simply finding out she is pregnant is answer enoguh to that non-conclusion. And I hope that is what they do, if not something better.
In terms of the Half Faced Man. That explanation does not clear it up. He shouldn't have gone to the nethersphere as, being a robot, he was never alive.
I don't think the fact that the Doctor can open the Tardis by clicking his fingers was a plot hole of that scene. The fact that it was only a dream state of Clara, and the Doctor was letting her do that, explains why he wouldn't have.
I wasn't aware there was an Oswin Zygon theory.
1 week, 1 day ago on Moffat on Orson Pink Mystery
@Rani Nose @joe4 "PC is a pejorative phrase used by conservatives who are opposed to letting women and minorities share in the power structure because sharing power is anathema to those already in power."
- Quite the opposite. Being politically correct is to not exclude or insult groups. For example, companies deliberately hiring gay or black people, as to be able to say they are an accepting company. That doesn't mean if they hire them, they are doing so to be able to claim political correctness. But some do do that for that reason. It is therefore correct to say that one reason for making the next Doctor a female is to be politically correct. As some people are accusing it of being sexist if they don't (which is so ignorant). However it is wrong of Mike to say that the only reason is to be politically correct. There are other reasons.
"people opposed to the change have yet to advance any argument other than "I won't like it" and "it's never been done that way before"."
- That might be all you've seen. I've certainly seen better arguments.
1 week, 1 day ago on Moffat: Gender is Fluid on Gallifrey
"Complicated plots" - you mean episode plots that are actually developed unlike the Matt Smith era. They're just as complicated as the RTD era.
"Since 2010" and "since 2005" has been mentioned. Is it not clear that viewers are less upon new Doctors. And the reason that's not the case for David Tennant is that Christopher Eccleston wasn't the Doctor long enough for people to get too attached.
I think it's a perfectly valid complaint though. 'Doctor Who' should be moved back to 7:00, or close to that.
1 week, 3 days ago on Series 8 Is A “Ratings Flop” (Apparently)
I don't like it as I feel it would change the whole feel of 'Doctor Who'. I think it's very likely that the next Doctor will be a woman though.
1 week, 4 days ago on Moffat: Gender is Fluid on Gallifrey
I much preferred Simm's.
1 week, 5 days ago on Your Favourite Master Revealed
I don't think the "But she's a woman" factor applies to most people.
I think it's partly because she's the current one, and so recent. That tends to affect surveys.
Why, when he's supposedly a massive fan, does he keep calling the character Doctor Who?
1 week, 6 days ago on Capaldi’s Doctor Will Evolve in Series 9
@MarlonJBonnici @Ollie Walton Harrod I don't like something being done because it's not been done before but that's not what you've claimed here. You said people are going to accuse you of being sexist just because you think she's a bad Master.
My opinion on the Time Lord sex change thing: I hate it. I think it's really silly. I haven't disliked this version of the Master, as such. But I just really really hope that they don't then decide that this should be done with the Doctor as well. That will change the show entirely.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Final)
@DocWhoFan @Ollie Walton Harrod I'm not sure about that idea. I don't really like companionless episodes. But maybe. I've seen someone else suggest that they bring in a new companion with Clara, and then the series might seem more fluid in a sense. Not sure that that would be done well though.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on 5 Reasons Why Clara Should Stay for Series 9
@AlexanderofAlzarius They said the Doctor "that started you off on your Doctor Who journey", meaning your first.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Who is YOUR Doctor? The Results
I'd be fine with staying for series 9. I just don't want her only staying half a series. Splitting the series ruins it. Even if they don't split when the episodes are aired, one potentially good series will become 2 mini "meh" series.
@Amy Pond suffers from change @Ollie Walton Harrod yeah but that's not really enough. She takes a big leap of faith, as if she knows the Doctor so well.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Top 10 Amy Pond Moments
@RobinY @Ollie Walton Harrod My questions aren't insane at all. It's pretty standard in a story, for events to be explained. I'm not saying, every little details needs to be explained with scientific evidence etc. But this story does leave some pretty big questions that should be given some sort of explanation.
I think we are supposed to assume Danny and the Brigadier are the only two aware Cybermen. Even if they're not, the point is more that, their love isn't stronger than everybody (or nearly everybody else's).
These Cybermen were different because their only goal was to do what they were told (i.e. a robot army). As opposed to the other modern Cybermen which have had the goal of trying to either upgrade humans or kill them. Here, that was present in a sense, but it was Missy, upgrading them so they would work for her (making it just like any other enemy).
I don't dislike the episode/s. I just think it has flaws.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Problems with Death in Heaven
@RobertHancock I don't ever see or hear of any public chastising of the classic era. The only time it is criticised is when someone says "sure the CGI wasn't the best", or something to that effect, and then, it isn't the modern fans, it's the people who have seen it all (or as much as possible, given the lost episodes).
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Who is YOUR Doctor? The Results
@Whovian64 2 @Ollie Walton Harrod @TazminDaytime Yeah, I just read the top of the article. Oh well. Either way, there's nothing wrong with the ranking in order of favouritism in the comments
@WilliamDuffy @TeamSAXON yes
@12th's Sonic now wants a crossover with FNAF. I don't mind if she goes after Christmas, or stays for Series 9. As long as she doesn't do half a series. That splits what could be one really good series into 2 mini "meh" series.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Rumour: Christmas Won’t Be Jenna Coleman’s Last
@DanielBiela We have to assume that the TARDIS will end up on Trenzalore, along with the Doctor's time stream. I think Series 7 part 2 was a mess so I prefer to ignore the whole thing (although I don't mind 'The Time of the Doctor' as much).
@mclarke2410 I'm confused. Are you saying Series 7's finale was good unlike the others, or bad unlike the others?
@TonySimmons I'd say this series is much better (compared to the Matt Smith era) in terms of stories. The villains are actually threatening again. The stories are more explained and there are less overly simple solutions. Although I don't like the Brigadier Cyberman, good Dalek (although it turned out evil so that was fine) and humorous Sontaran (although I haven't seen any classic Sontaran stories yet so I haven't exactly got a set image of them in my mind).
@Hibernus @OliverJamesCooke He's one of my favourites. I'm not sure how many of the classic episodes are still lost but they're very much from Doctor's 1 and 2. So that's probably part of the reason. Also, do you know what has happened to the one's that were found last year? Have they been released onto dvd or what?
@stellalunablu @PaulRaymond How is he not the right actor for the part? He is so much more suited than the previous 3. Not that the previous 3 were bad. The Doctor can be anyone, as regeneration means a new personality. But if you're wanting to keep the same, then Capaldi wins by a long shot.
@Browncoat of arms @Jerry1962t not that this is relevant, but Firefly!
@equinox72 @Ollie Walton Harrod How is audience appreciation measured?
Why is audience appreciation AI? Shouldn't it be AA?
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
I don't like how in 'The Beast Below' she is fully aware of the kindness of the Doctor. That episode should've come later. But then I suppose it wouldn't have been as good having Amy make the decision to forget.
I hate that scene in 'Flesh and Stone'.
Firstly, they are only supposed to be stone when they are being looked at. And it's not something they can help. Therefore, the fact that they are stone even though no-one is looking at them, doesn't make sense.
Secondly, the Weeping Angel moves slowly. That would have been a cool moment if it were a new statue villain (although that would possibly have been a rip off). But the Weeping Angels are supposed to be super super fast. Not suspensefully slow.
I loved Amy's wedding scene.
I can't remember 'The God Complex' too well, but at what point was it explained that the crack is what the Doctor saw in his room.
I didn't particularly like the Eleventh Doctor's hallucination of Amy. It felt like he was ignoring Clara a bit. Also, I don't like that scene in general because the speech felt a bit 'for the fans', and Matt Smith looks at the camera. Looking at the camera destroys any element of believability for me. Obviously it's not real, but breaking the fourth wall is just giving the audience a reminder that "This is just a tv show".
I don't overly like 'The Girl Who Wated'. It's interesting in concept, but I don't particularly like it. It's similar to 'Father's Day'. It's interesting, but I wouldn't call it the best episode ever.
In terms of 'The Angels Take Manhatten', I'm not sure about the logic of the episode's story. Meaning how every statue is a Weeping Angel, how no-one notices the statue of liberty walking through New York, how Angel's blow air when they're stone, why exactly the Doctor couldn't get Amy and Rory (sure you can make something up about not being able to land in that year or area. Land a bit later then or somewhere different and collect them). But the episode certainly had some good scenes.
@BSuckerpunch That has nothing to do with it.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Who is YOUR Doctor? The Results
@PrisonerZeroIsACybermen @PaulRaymond Find the comment that asks people who their first and who their favourite is. You'll see the many replies that disprove that theory.
@Blon Fel-Fotch, Shopgirl at R.O.S.E. @The Lazy Cat is Hanging Out With Jenna Coleman @ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. Vashta Nerada!!! That was such a good story. I hope they don't bring those back though. They'll ruin them.
@The Lazy Cat is Hanging Out With Jenna Coleman First I saw - Christopher Eccleston (9th). Unless you count Peter Cushing's 'Daleks - Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.
My favourite - David tennant (10th)
The Doctor that made me a fan - Well as I said, I saw Peter Cushing's technically first (About a week before New Who started) , and I liked it then. But otherwise, Christopher Eccleston (9th).
Thank you for making this post. It's proving the people who are claiming, a person's first and favourite are the same, is wrong.
@MichaelWenthold 1. David Tennant
2. Christopher Eccleston
I don't feel I've seen enough classic to know more than that. I'd probably rank Colin Baker last, although I've only seen one of his stories (unless you count 'The Caves of Androzani'. But I'd put Matt Smith second last. I really like MattSmith as a person. And his acting is great. It's more the writing that I feel has pulled it down for me.
@TakeTheType40 @The17thDoctor @MichaelWenthold You phrased it fine. Some people seem to overreact to anyone disagreeing with a comment.
@galactic_unicorn @MatthewBurrows I was introduced to Christopher Eccleston. So were many people I know. I prefer David Tennant. So do many people I know.
@MatthewBurrows Each Doctor has a different personality. Do you think all of the others act the same?
@TazminDaytime People are ranking them in the comments so that they can have discussions with others. And no it isn't a poll about who you watched first. That may be the case for you and the other people making that claim. But not for me, and many others.
Now there's a surprise.
(that was sarcasm, for any of you who didn't get that)
For the people saying it's just whoever you saw first: It's not. That can be the case, and is some of the time. But not always.
^ I wrote that after only looking at who came first. I ctually am surprised though that Christopher Eccleston came second. I would have thought Matt Smith would have come second.
From the little classic I've seen (about 15 stories currently - I suppose that's not actually that little. compared to overall though) I quite like Sylvester McCoy. I like William Hartnell. I like Patrick Troughton. I really don't like Colin baker. I like Tom Baker though not over others necessarily). I saw the movie too long ago so I can't remember what I thought of Paul McGann. I don't particularly like Peter Davison but I've seen only his last episode really (which I found quite boring - 'The Caves of Androzani'). I'm not sure how much I like Jon Pertwee yet. Of the modern Doctor's I like David Tennant, then Christopher Eccleston, then Peter Capaldi, then Matt Smith.
@Verity was right the intro scared me away as a kid I don't think so. Certainly not for me at least. My first Doctor was Christopher Eccleston and my favourite is David Tennant.
@JbLee @Ollie Walton Harrod 'The Time of the Doctor' didn't undo the events of 'The Name of the Doctor'. They just ignored them.
In terms of the Doctor dying on Trenzalore: 'Doctor Who' has a different definition of dying. Rose dying means she'll go to a parallel universe. The Doctor-Donna dying means Donna will become part Time Lord and then have her memory erased. The Doctor dying on Trenzalore, in a sense is dying. Or at least, it's closer than the other two. And in a way, the gift of a bunch more regenerations means he is sort of starting a new cycle. So in a way, he is dying (kind of, vaguely).
In terms of that episode itself, I quite liked it. It had flaws, but I'm not much of a Moffat era fan (or I wasn't during Matt Smith's time. So I guess that means I'm not a Matt Smith era fan), and 'The Time of the Doctor' would be one of my preferred episodes. I hated the regeneration itself (or the Tardis scene before it) as Matt Smith looked at the camera (breaking the fourth wall, ruins everything there. It tells you "This is only a tv show!" It takes away from the believability).
But anyway, the Tardis could somehow end up on Trenzalore still, along with the Doctor's timestream. I really like to pretend Series 7 part 2 didn't exist as I don't like those episodes generally (bar 'Cold War', despite the awful, worst modern 'Doctor Who' CGI), and I particularly hate 'The Name of the Doctor'; as well as 'The Day of the Doctor'. But that is a debate I'd reather not get into.
The conclusion I didn't like, as I've said. It wasn't really a proper conclusion. The best thing about it was Missy I think. Ignoring the plan which obviously wouldn't work (a gift to the Doctor) and wasn't at all explained (how the dead's minds were uploaded, and later upgraded), she was a very interesting character.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on The Problems with Death in Heaven
Clara's* (three times) and were*. I did write this at 2 in the morning, using my phone, which obviously I'm less good typing on.
@Arkleseizure Well no. The Cybermen didn't listen to him because he was a Sergeant. They listened because he had the wrist bracelet command thing.
@Grotnes @conallmc2013 @Whovian64 2 @Arkleseizure I think we're supposed to assume there aren't though.
@Joshuabrules Except there was no way the Doctor was going to accept the offer. How were the dead converted? How were their minds uploaded to the nethersphere? Why was the half faced man there if he's a robot (ie. not alive)? How is it Danny and the Brigadier were the only two people on the whole planet to love anyone, and therefore could overcome the upgrade and cancel out the emotional inhibitor?
The Cybermen weren't really even Cybermen, since they had no consciousness of their own. They were just robots.