Ollie Walton Harrod
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@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @renameblackhouse I'm not a fan of 'The End of Time' generally, but the Master in it, and the fact that he does good at the end, I just love, so much. I love those types of characters, who are like that, and occasionally help the protagonist, when all hope seems lost.
Also, I really like 'Utopia', but I'm not as much a fan of 'The Sound of Drums' and 'Last of the Time Lords'. Not for the same reason as nealry everyone else (because of the ending), I'm just not a fan of the episodes generally. I do, in fact, think of that 3 parter, as a 2 parter. Because although 'Utopia' does really link straight on to 'The Sound of Drums', the episodes are very different.
1 week, 4 days ago on Moffat on Why the Master Won’t Be Back
@Rani Nose @Nick1995 He doesn't 'have' to be, of course. But he works so well as, not only a villain, but the Doctor's arch nemesis. So just, abandoning the character seems quite silly.
@Oliver J. "cool" I don't think a regeneration scene for the Master is definitely necessary. I wouldn't mind it, but I don't want them just thinking of any way to get a regeneration scene in there.
And what was wrong with John Simm's master?
@ghostbom yes. 'true that' to your Moffat statement
@OzzyDenman Thanks for sharing that.
@SephoraNeedSeries8 @usmandikkoladan + spinoffs are not good ideas. Whether they've worked in the past or not isn't that relevant. There's no need for them.
@The Bish Well it's simple enough to understand why people get annoyed though. As John Hurt's Doctor is technically the 9th Doctor, even though that's not what he is called.
I blame Christopher Eccleston though, for not taking part.
1 week, 4 days ago on The Curious Case of the 9th Doctor
@Lemonhead118 @SephoraNeedSeries8 I'm not going to go into a list of plotholes, I'll leave that to someone else with more free time on their hands. But I'm just saying that, firstly, it's 'plotholes' not 'potholes'; 'potholes' are geographical occurrences.
And secondly, that depends how you define plotholes. Moffat doesn't necessarily write things which contradict previous events (which is what people generally consider to be a plothole). But he does, a lot of the time, not explain things sufficiently/at all, which does annoy some people.
1 week, 4 days ago on Capaldi’s Familiar Face Addressed in a Low-key Way
I really really hope this is not true. Otherwise, I think Moffat is being silly in thinking this way. You can kill him all you like, he will keep finding ways to come back; or he should anyway.
I wouldn't have expected him to be played by John Simm; although if he were, I certainly wouldn't be complaining. I just thought John Simm's incarnation would be dead by now, but another would return. And even if Moffat is definite about abandoning the character, I'm sure another writer will bring him back some time in the future.
1 week, 5 days ago on Moffat on Why the Master Won’t Be Back
no. there's no need to do a special, and I doubt they will.
1 week, 5 days ago on No 10th Anniversary Special For New Who?
Rowan Atkinson's can be completely ignored. It's funny by the way, anyone who hasn't seen it. Look it up. But it is just comic relief, not a serious story.
Richard E. Grant's can certainly be considered the 9th Doctor, as he is/was, in terms of canon. But the fact that that was erased, un-officialises it. (Unfortunately, although it was most likely necessary). I haven't actually seen his story. I'll look that up tomorrow.
Christopher Eccleston's is the 9th Doctor in terms of reference. As in, he is 'The 9th Doctor'.
But John Hurt's is the 9th incarnation, making him the technical 9th Doctor.
However people, please don't, to prove some point, and/or to 'rebel against Moffat', start calling the War Doctor, the 9th Doctor. He is the 9th incarnation of the character. However, his name, for reference, is 'The War Doctor'. The 9th Doctor is the 10th incarnation, but he is, and always will be, 'The 9th Doctor'.
1 week, 6 days ago on The Curious Case of the 9th Doctor
@SephoraNeedSeries8 @SherieMikenajLehman Oh I hate that ending so much. I would have found it intriguing, had John Hurt's role in the 50th not been announced at least a week prior to the episode's airing. The fact that everyone made such a big deal of it, and how shocking it was, has made me dislike it so, as it was quite cliché and not greatly susrprising.
I presumed the 50th would continue straight off from the ending of 'The Name of the Doctor', as to explain how they got out, as it is quite a big factor. To just think that, it doesn't matter, let's just leave it at John Hurt turning around, is just silly. You might as well just end every episode mid-way through, because really, you know the Doctor's going to survive, so how doesn't really matter.
Unfortunately, I'm a minority in thinking this way, so the style of not properly explaining will most likely continue.
2 weeks ago on When Doctor Who Addresses Its Past
@Amy is Hannibal Firstly, what is their mantra? I just had to look the word meaning up. And I also looked the scene up, I didn't hear anything, other than the dramatic music.
I can't really remember that bit of 'The Big Bang'. What does he say exactly?
@microbat98 yeah I noticed that too
2 weeks ago on Capaldi’s Familiar Face Addressed in a Low-key Way
@Timhogan @microbat98 no. It wasn't suggested that her story in 'Asylum of the Daleks' was going to be linked with the later companion; and most people didn't suspect it.
Thank you so much for your words on 'The Day of the Doctor's: "I don't want to go", "He always says that".
I started reading that and was ready to write how I hate that quote as he doesn't always say that. He only said it once, so it was a silly fanservice moment, for me.
But that sheds a whole new light onto it for me. I don't know whether that was the intended reasoning behind those lines, or whether it was just for the sake of a reference, but either way, thank you for giving me a more positive outlook on it.
In terms of 'The Time of the Doctor's referencing: firstly, just saying, it wasn't Series 5, it's just the 2009 Specials. So the finale is just referred to as 'The End of Time'; or more specifically, the Tenth Doctor's regeneration scene.
It's also not a plot hole (the explosion), it was always intended to be resolved.
Lastly, I didn't like that reference particularly, simply because, the Doctor just instantly knew that it was them who tried to blow up the Tardis. If someone suggested they'd been trying to kill you for a while, your first thoughts wouldn't be of a seemingly unrelated event.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on When Doctor Who Addresses Its Past
It was explained. I didn't mind.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Capaldi’s Familiar Face Addressed in a Low-key Way
I don't think Karen Gillan was shown enough in 'The Fires of Pompeii' that it could be said that it is undeniably her. Obvioussly, it is her. But her role is minor, and she has a whole different costume and face paint, and is barely shown; so I don't mind.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Capaldi’s Familiar Face Addressed in a Low-key Way
You say "It can also be said that Doctor Who has not kept up the same quality in all of it's fifty years.". I'm not sure whether you are saying that is your opinion, or you are just stating an opinion. But I think Doctor Who has times where it's better, and times where it's worse (*cough* Moffat. - only joking :D). And so suggesting it has decreased in quality, I think is untrue.
And the other thing I just wanted to comment on was, interestingly, (just saying in case you don't know, as few do) like 'Game of Thrones', the 'Harry Potter' films are also American, despite having a British cast and being filmed much in Britain.
Also, I dislike any arguments about gender equality where it's not necessary. There are less Sci-fi writers because Sci-fi is a predominantly male genre. And the many arguments about needing female writers, simply for the sake of being able to claim political correctness is just silly, and irritating.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Zoe Saldana Wants Doctor Who Role
Because the Tardis is translating to a British companion, so naturally a British accent makes sense.
@GetExiled @Jardi101 @Ollie Walton Harrod 'Time Crash' could be considered to not count. As it isn't a proper episode, merely a 'Children in Need' short special. And it doesn't follow the same rules as the other times, as the Doctor can remember meeting himself.
3 weeks ago on McGann Doubtful on Return, Spin-off
@9101112 I don't think there's anything wrong with the 'Doctor Who' movie, at all.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Zoe Saldana Wants Doctor Who Role
@dragonsfyre @Notsosmartguy The Zygon plot of 'The Day of the Doctor', I think is a mess. It started out really well, and then got ignored half way through to be replaced with the Gallifrey one.
I am with you on nearly everything by the way; in terms of the Moffat era being less serious with its villains.
I have absolutely no problem with farting Slitheen. It's not there to be laughed at, and I don't know anyone that did laugh at that. It isn't exactly necessary, but I hate how negative everyone is about it. It's really a minor detail, which builds suspense, as it helps the audience identify who is actually a Slitheen.
Also, 'The Snowmen' is actually my favourite episode of the Moffat era, because, by that point I've given up on good episodes, but the relationship aspect, and Clara's character there i just think is done so well. It then of course, has the nonsensical and overdone with Moffat, solution of love defeating the enemy. But in terms of characters I think it's a good episode.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
I read the article name on facebook and thought she was asking to be 'The Doctor'.
But no, definitely a good role could be found for her.
@supermoff @Ollie Walton Harrod @Big_Bird96 but all of those are pointed out in a lighthearted way. It's the fact that you have to think about how dark it really is.
I'm not just saying "Yeah. Need Death Now! Death Make TV Good!".
Like I've said above, the fact that people aren't dying, when the enemies are supposedly life threatening villains. Along with the fact that more recently they've all been defeated so easily, has just lowered the threat level quite significantly.
So, don't just automatically presume I'm just wanting death for the sake of it. There is a very good reason behind that, because I can't presonally find any of the aliens threatening any more when they don't actually kill anyone (some are killed, but mostly off screen making it seem like an insignificant detail)
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
@The Outer Space K9 yes see that. It shouldn't be that a Doctor Who episode is considered dark because the villain dies at the end. That happened all the time in the RTD era. I'm not blaming you for saying it; I'm just pointing out an issue I have.
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @Ollie Walton Harrod @supermoff @Big_Bird96 I'm not saying it does. But the fact that people have just stopped dying on screen (mostly), on top of how easily most enemies have been defeated more recently, has significantly lowered the threat level of the villains.
@The Outer Space K9 yeah, I don't like it when Moffat usus adult jokes. I find them crude.
Also, 'The Girl in the Fireplace' has been my favourite episode ever since it first aired. (just saying). And I don't think Moffat's episodes of Russel T. Davies' era can be compared as much to his episodes of his era. I think they have a whole different tone.
@hpcwarlord sorry. I'm just gonna ask who you're referring to as control freaks. Not that I disagree or anything
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
@gunslinger19 @GRANDMARSHALL I don't think Moffat's era is darker at all. It's too lighthearted in my opinion.
@stargazer0118 @TheOncomingStorm well yeah, there's that new guy being brought in
@TheOncomingStorm @Whovian1500 I'm not sure anyone who claims the RTD era is soapy has.
@The Outer Space K9 It was completely understandable. If you have a version of yourself which you really like, the idea of becoming a completely new person is hardly condemnable.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Why I Love the 11th Doctor’s Regeneration
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @The Outer Space K9 it's the looking at the camera that is my biggest problem with the 11th Doctor
@supermoff @The Outer Space K9 Moffat actually wrote Matt Smith's first bit in 'The End of Time'.
@The Outer Space K9 wow a long reluctant phase then
@microbat98 no he doesn't mean that. He is saying that he will always remember that incarnation, not every single one, otherwise there would be no point in the statement.
Ten is not saying he is the most important at all. He is saying he doesn't want to go. As in he quite likes that incarnation of him. That is completely understandable that if you like a version of yourself, you wouldn't want to swap that for something else. That's not about being vain; he's not saying "God, I'm gorgeous. I don't wanna turn into an ugly person".
I know it is justified by the fact that he is talking to and reassuring Clara, but it was said in a way that, and the fact that he looked at the camera really just do prove that it was for the fans.
@The8thDoctor @Ollie Walton Harrod self obsession? well that's taking it a bit too far. I'm just saying I couldn't be bothered to read it at that moment, but I did still feel the need to comment on the topic.
The reason I said I couldn't be bothered to read it right now is only to clarify that if I did say something contradictory to the article, then I'm sorry, I haven't read it.
I'm not commenting on anything about the article other than the overall topic, so it makes no difference whether or not I've read it.
@supermoff @Big_Bird96 It's the fact that there are no/very very few on screen deaths, that for me, has made it seem childish.
@Big_Bird96 in theory. though I'm going to keep some scepticism until the first episode airs.
I think Capaldi's quite head strong then. And it's not in a way that is pushy either. He just seems to know what he wants.
Oh dear. I know other people like this, but I'm afraid Doctor Who is going to become too commercial. Don't overdo the cinema thing.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally
@Amy is Hannibal ha. and I'm saying what I am as a big unsupporter of Moff. Weird how things turn out :p
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
Moffat, or whoever is in charge of advertising is really liking their odd trailers for Series 8
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Listen! Series 8 Teaser Trailer
@TheOncomingStorm @YaelMoise @MeglosProductions I don't think the Tenth Doctor is that vain. That was commented on as a sweeping statement, for comedic effect, and now so many fans are taking that seriously. He wasn't vain, he just had a personality he preferred.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Why I Love the 11th Doctor’s Regeneration
@MeglosProductions I agree with parts of that, however..
3. The first 4 regenerations weren't quick regenerations.
4. I don't think whether we can imagine it is a reason; it could have been done.
6. And this is where I really start to disagree. The Eleventh Doctor's "I will always remember when the Doctor was me", I don't like, because firstly, it is just fan service. The Tenth Doctor's "I don't want to go" is equally for the fans, but I prefer it to the Eleventh Doctor's because the Tenth's is just a short statement, wehereas the Eleventh's is said in a more poetic way. Poetic sounds like a good thing, but for me, it just comes across as a deliberate attempt of a quoteable line. More importantly, he looks at the camera wile saying it, which does ruin the entire thing for me. That's breaking a wall, and makes Doctor Who seem like it's just being made for fans to go 'woo'. Also, when he hallucinates Amy, he ignores Clara a bit. I didn't feel that was necessary.
Lastly, by adding 'BY FAR' and GOD AWFUL', you just lose the respect of anyone who likes that regneration. And that's not just something to go 'Well I don't need their respect' about. I'm just saying, if you unnecessarily add an extreme opinion like that, anyone who disagrees with that statement isn't going to listen to you at all. - Just a tip.
@EdWhovian Don't try and be specific, and change around the Doctor's numbers. It doesn't matter what it technically is, just call it by its known name, for convenience, please.
And it's not vain. Goodness me. That was said once as a sweeping statement for comedic purposes, and now so many fans are taking that seriously. It's not vain, it's fine. If you happened to like one version of yourself and decided to keep that, that's not vain, it's just a preference, that you'd like to prolong.
I actually can't be bothered to read the article right now, but I don't like it because firstly, he ignores Clara a bit, when he hallucinates Amy. And secondly, and more importantly, he says 'I'll always remember when the Doctor was me', which is just fan service. The Tenth Doctor does this also with 'I don't want to go', but I don't really mind it as much as it's a shorter statement, whereas the Eleventh Doctor's is said in more of a poetic way. Which sounds like a good thing, when I say poetic, but it comes across for me as a deliberate attempt, for quoting. And Matt Smith looks at the camera. That is the one thing I hate. The regenerating bit on the tower I really liked.
@Amy is Hannibal I hate that idea.
Yeah I don't really like the idea. It's quite cliché.