My heart ran away with a mad man in a box; he's held it ever since.
Heathen! *Burns you at the stake*
10 hours, 39 minutes ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Listen
Wonderful article, Mark! As a sufferer of panic attacks myself, I know all too well what the symptoms feel like. The advice in this article (to tell yourself that what you're feeling is normal and your body is healthy) is something I shall use more often. Thanks for that :)
11 hours, 47 minutes ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Listen
Well done to all the victors so far, they're very deserved! Will the percentages for all of the other candidates be released soon? :)
15 hours, 56 minutes ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 1)
Fantastic article! I really enjoyed reading it :)
1 day, 11 hours ago on Is Twelve Really So Different to Previous Doctors?
This version is one of the best I've come across: https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=M20S4kCd_IE
1 day, 13 hours ago on Weird and Wonderful
This is one of the best instalments of W&W we've had in a long while! That art is stunning, the Broadchurch video is hilarious, the Inception inspired trailer is ingenious, the cinematic trailer is epic, the fan-titles are awesome, and the remix of the 12th Doctor's theme is incredible *O*
Thanks for this DWTV! It's always lovely to see the incredible talent within our fandom :)
Well these were all very fun! Thanks for doing this, DWTV! I cannot wait to see what the results will be :)
2 days, 15 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards 1-15: Last chance to vote
Madame Vastra is one of my favourite characters, I adore her. Jenny is slowly improving but I still feel we need to see more from her (something a spin-off could really solve!)
3 days, 9 hours ago on The 12 Best Written Moffat Characters
Canton should be on this list, too! :O
3 days, 10 hours ago on The 12 Best Written Moffat Characters
I agree, he was a bit...bland.
What an absolutely fantastic article, thanks for this! I really enjoyed reading it. I do disagree with who you've placed at number one. While the 12th Doctor is a wonderfully written character, it feels a bit premature to be labelling him the best, for there's so much more that's left to be explored with his character; a lot of things can change in his tenure. My own personal favourite is the amazing Clara Oswald. She's such a beautifully written character; she has so many positive traits but isn't as perfect as what people deem her to be. She's like every human being: a flawed individual, but she still shines all the same. Other favourites include Amelia Pond, the 11th Doctor, River Song, Missy, Sally Sparrow, the list goes on! I'm a big fan of Moffat's characters, they're all brilliant in their own little ways :)
DWTV explains the decision to not run with that poll in the threads below.
3 days, 13 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #15: Outstanding Debut
As much as I loved Capaldi in the role of the Doctor, there were far too many times when I didn't. Though that was more down to how he was written than how Capaldi acted it, but it still affected my enjoyment of his portrayal; it was very hard for me to establish a connection to him. However, with Michele she just took the role by the palm of her hands and ran with it, annihilating all the other previous incarnations of this iconic villain and made the role of the Mistress her own. She was absolutely banana's and completely evil, yet she managed to captivate me and I fell in love with her portrayal. So it's with a heavy heart that my vote goes to Michelle Gomez.
Now this is just mean.
3 days, 14 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #15: Outstanding Debut
Excellent article, Mark! The War Doctor for me is one of the best incarnations of the Doctor, for all the reasons you explain here. He was the Doctor when it was impossible to get it right, and yet at the very end he did; he made the right choice and became the Doctor once more. John Hurt perfectly encapsulated the war torn man, grown bitter after witnessing years upon years of atrocities, fighting in a war that had spread out into the farthest reaches of time itself, that threatened the very existence of every living thing. Yet there was also a charming elegance to him as well; a kind-hearted man underneath the rough, cold exterior - and lets not forget his sassy comebacks! He was an amazing addition to the Whoniverse, and one that will never be forgotten.
4 days, 12 hours ago on Why I Love The War Doctor
You should, it's stunning!
It'll take you a month just to watch one series? ... I've ermm, just watched Series 5 in two days o.o ... :|
I don't start back at Uni until Feb...so don't judge me :|
4 days, 14 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #14: Moffat Series
If you don't love Series 5 then there's something seriously wrong :| ... I'm kidding ;)
... Or am I ...? *hides weapon*
My choice is between Series 5 and 8. Both are incredibly written series by Moffat, that feature some excellent stories and showcase some wonderful acting from the leads and the guest stars...
But my vote has to go to Series 5. It's just perfect, it really is. I'm actually doing a marathon of Series 5 at the moment and I'm blown away by the quality of it. It's just everything that Doctor Who should be: mad, bonkers, exciting. I just love it. Plus I really love the relationship between Amy and the Doctor and how it was explored over the course of the 13 episodes.
Series 8 comes at a very close second though!
As much as I'd love to see the 10th Doctor again, I think this is a wise decision to make. :)
4 days, 17 hours ago on Tennant Won’t Be Returning Again Anytime Soon
Happy Birthday, Sir John! :D
4 days, 21 hours ago on Happy Birthday, Sir John Hurt!
Yup. Plus Downton had an appearance from George Clooney at Christmas, too. So that would have won a lot of votes.
5 days, 12 hours ago on 2015 National Television Awards UPDATE
The NTA's are all voted by the British public, so the following in America wouldn't have made a different to their win here. It's just more people voted for that show than Sherlock and Doctor Who.
Congrats to David Tennant! Hard luck DW, but there's always next year! :)
This is awesome news! :D
5 days, 13 hours ago on Blink Director for Series 9
Hoping for a win for Doctor Who! :D
5 days, 14 hours ago on 2015 National Television Awards UPDATE
This is amazing. Holy flip.
5 days, 15 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #13: TV Story
There can only be one winner for me, it has to be the absolutely incredible Mummy on the Orient Express. It was such a wonderful episode that showcased the very best of what Doctor Who can offer. The acting is terrific (especially from Coleman), the direction was stunning, the music was gorgeous; it just had a very 'classic' RTD feel to it. I was so invested in the characters, in the plot, and the final moments with the Doctor and Clara on the beach was just beautiful to watch. It was the moment where I felt like Capaldi was the Doctor that we know and love. Hats off to Mathieson for penning such a blinder of an episode, he needs to return!
Thank you for this wonderful article, Edoe! It's such a brilliant tribute to a remarkable Doctor; I really enjoyed reading it! :)
6 days, 12 hours ago on Why I Love The Fourth Doctor
I have to go with Dark Water for Jenna's breathtaking acting. It was such a hugely emotional scene.
Special mentions to: Deep Breath, Listen, The Caretaker, and Mummy on the Orient Express.
6 days, 14 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #12: Pre-Title Sequence
Great reviews, Gustaff!
6 days, 15 hours ago on The Fourth Doctor By Gareth Roberts – Volume 1 Review
Happy Birthday, Tom Baker!! One of my favourite Doctors! :D
1 week ago on Happy Birthday, Tom Baker!
@supermoff @Antee Thanks for the suggestions! I'll have a look into them! :)
1 week ago on On Thin Ice: The Future of the Ice Warriors
I have been meaning to carry on my Classic Who watch for some time now, I started in the 50th year then slowly stopped due to lack of funds. I'll definitely have a watch of them sometime though :)
To be honest, I've only ever seen their appearance in Cold War, and I wasn't really that impressed by them. The episode itself was just very dull, so that didn't help. However, I would be interested to see what another writer can do with them; hopefully they'll be able to utilise their potential a lot more than Gatiss did.
This is definitely the most difficult poll for me, as there have been some incredible writing this series. However, my final choice is between Moffat and Mathieson. Moffat's scripts have been up the standard of his usual brilliance, but Death in Heaven left me feeling severely short changed. For a finale it didn't reach the heights that it had built up to all series long - one of the first Moffat episodes to leave me feeling disappointed. Whereas Mathieson penned two absolute belters: Mummy on the Orient Express andFlatline. They were both absolutely incredible and had a classic 'RTD era' feel to them while also keeping it fresh, new, and exciting. It was the first time in a very long while where I've been thoroughly engaged in a guest writer's script, one the same level as I am with Moffat's.
So for me, my vote has to go to Mathieson; I sincerely hope he returns soon
1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #11: Writer
I'd love that so much!
1 week, 1 day ago on Speculating on Series 9’s Big Cliffhanger (Part 2)
These commenting threads lately have been getting weirder and weirder... XD
I still worry that this cliffhanger is getting so much overhype and attention before the series has begun...I think we need to reign in our theories a bit XD
But still, this is a brilliant article again, Sam!
Ermm...I'm not so sure about this. I do think that Doctor Who suits the big screen perfectly; however, I don't think that it should take away from the actual TV show. If anything it should be for other special episodes that the show has, which are screened in the cinema - similar to DOTD and DB.
I would love RTD to write an episode like that though. I just want him back so much; he's one of my favourite writers and one of my biggest inspirations.
1 week, 1 day ago on Russell T Davies Interested in Writing A Doctor Who Movie
Does that make Lazy Cat the Clara speculation equivalent of Thorin Oakenshield? XD driven mad by the theories...
1 week, 2 days ago on Speculating on Series 9’s Big Cliffhanger (Part 1)
Yeah, the trick is just not to speculate too much or pin hopes on one thing. While I do wish what we've said tonight would happen, I'm keeping my mind open to all the possibilities! :D
I've really enjoyed tonight! It's been very fun discussing and speculating with everyone (even if I initially said I wouldn't...drat! It's too hard to resist! XD ). I've had a lot of fun :)
I dismissed the idea as "too simple" in my speculation article, then hated the reveal initially. It took me two rewatches of Dark Water, andher subsequent appearance in Death in Heaven to like the twist XD
I hope they have learned from past mistakes and don't film scenes out in the open that'll reveal huge plot details. River Song being Amy Pond's daughter was spoiled long before the episode aired because they filmed scenes from TWORS where River addresses Amy as "mother" outside in the open, and one fan overheard the dialogue and thus it got out :| I don't want that to happen again, so I hope they continue what they did for Series 8 and have actors mouth the dialogue then edit it in later.
So...Missy has been manipulating Clara and the Doctor to ensure they always stay together, while in actuality, Clara has been manipulating them both, too? o.O
Hmmm. It could be a bit tricky to explain.
Even though nothing has been announced yet, I just have a feeling that we're heading towards one hell of an epic conclusion for Clara Oswald. I for one cannot wait to see it! :D
Well, no matter how much we speculate, if it's on the same epic scale as the cliffhanger to The Pandorica Opens we know we'll be in for one hell of a treat! Though I don't think our hearts will be able to cope. We could have a mass pandemic of heart attacks affecting Whovian's around the globe XD
I think that Time shows that she's very close to her Gran tbf. And after losing Danny, another family member dying because of her travels with the Doctor could be enough to tip her over the edge. Heck it'd tip me over, too XD
I'm breaking the rule I made in my comment and I'm going to envisage a scenario: She could be blaming her life with the Doctor for the death of Danny, and maybe these feelings are heightened when something the Doctor does inadvertently kills her Gran. This tips her over the edge and she decides she wants to bring the Doctor down. Not because she wants world domination or anything, but because she's now scared of him, and everything he does to people, what he's done to her (he's changed her so much), and the things he can cause, like death, destruction etc...she wants to put a stop to this before it can happen to anyone else.
Holy shizzle sticks... O.O