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The one thing that would truly make my Christmas would be Jenna returning for Series 9 ... please, please, please, please... *Prays to Santa*
5 hours, 14 minutes ago on A Hint on Jenna Coleman’s Future?
Just to hear her say "Spit-spot" would make my life complete XD
13 hours, 57 minutes ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
I love the parallels between the Volcano scene in Dark Water and the time stream scene in Name of the Doctor. In both she's on the floor and on her knees, crying. In one she's lost, confused, no longer knowing where she is after being scattered through the Doctor's entire lives, and in the other she doesn't know who she is any more because she's just lost the love of her life and betrayed her greatest friend. But in both instances, the Doctor shows her the way out and into the light, saving her, just as she saved him. Intentional or not, it's still really beautiful.
16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
It seems I misquoted, here is the proper quote: "When she meets the Doctor in Dark Water, she promptly snogs his face off. (Moffat stage directions: 'Its practically assault. She slams him back against the wall, and it goes on and on'.)"... there you go :P
18 hours, 40 minutes ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
The recent issue of the Doctor Who Magazine has a feature interview with Michelle Gomez, and they revealed part of the script for Death in Heaven. Within that script, in the stage directions, Moffat wrote that the kiss was "almost an assault".
18 hours, 47 minutes ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
18 hours, 49 minutes ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
Hmm, I can see where you're coming from John, and it really was a well written article. However, I just cannot agree with what you write here. For me Missy was, in every single way, the Master. She was cold, manipulative, cruel, and just down right evil. She had the right balance between down right crazy and utterly terrifying; and she completely stole the show for me in the finale. I was one of the people who used to hate the idea of a female Master, and indeed, a female Doctor, but Michelle Gomez's portrayal of the character has proven to me that there really is no need to be worried, and that casting a character should be based on the actor alone, and not what gender they are, but more importantly that a female version of the Master, and even the Doctor, CAN work, if played by the right person. At least, in my opinion.
18 hours, 53 minutes ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
Maybe the Master took that phrase to heart and that's why he became Missy X'D
19 hours, 21 minutes ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
It was a fantastic article and a really great read! Well done for getting it published, you should definitely write more :)
1 day, 2 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
This is probably a controversial vote, but I voted for Peter Pratt. I do like Delgado but I haven't really seen enough of him, and what I have seen hasn't really overly impressed me...
1 day, 20 hours ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)
*Pretends to understand all the maths stuff like an incredibly intelligent person, nods, and smiles* Errr....XD Bit confusing for me, Maths was never my best subject, but completely insightful! Great article too, thanks! :D
2 days, 17 hours ago on Series 8: A Numbery-Wumbery Breakdown
RoastNewt, if you're here I answered your message! :)
In other news, I've been re-watching Series 4 lately for some reason. I've been a bit down and really stressed so it's always something I watch when I need cheering up; and man is it a cracking series! I don't care what anybody says! So brilliant :)
2 days, 20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
"And please stop bringing up my personal life on here. I've asked you to stop several times now and you've ignored me." - I wanted to stay out of this, but all I will say is that he wouldn't have had to have brought them out into the open on here had you posted this on chat in the first place, instead of bringing the conversation on here to be discussed out in the open where certain people you might have wanted to see this could see it.
3 days, 20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I don't know anybody else but I actually like the fact that we don't know, because then what will happen in the Christmas special, whether she leaves or not, will be an actual surprise. We don't get enough of them these days what with them having to release press releases and also the leaks, so for them to keep this information for so long (and of course if they keep it secret until airing) then it'll an amazing feat for them, and an amazing treat for us! Well...treat's not exactly the word I should use if she IS leaving....but you know what I mean! :D
4 days, 3 hours ago on Moffat Can’t Confirm Jenna Coleman for Series 9
Happy Birthday Moff! And thank you for the hard work you put into making the show the absolute best it can be, your era is by far one of the best we've had in the shows history. Long may you continue writing for the show, I haven't tired of one script written by you yet. Keep them comin' Moffster!
4 days, 6 hours ago on Happy Birthday, Steven Moffat!
It's at the end of the 'Summer Falls' collection released last year. :)
5 days, 21 hours ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 7
Oh, and despite the fact that I, surprisingly, enjoyed her presence in the episode, River did feel unnecessary to the plot; and it did dampen the beautiful ending she was given in the Library two-parter a little bit...
5 days, 22 hours ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 7
Aside from the fact that the Clara mystery should have had more prominence within the series, thus making Clara's sacrifice actually satisfying and emotionally investing, I actually really love this finale. It creates such a delicious funereal atmosphere, the sense of foreboding oozes from the episode. The gorgeous direction and cinematography, and the sublime score from Murray Gold all add to this as well. The acting from Smith and Coleman is stellar, they each have their 'defining' moments within the episode and really heighten the emotion conveyed through the story - but again, more could have been given had we been allowed to be more invested in Clara's story than we were. The opening and closing moments were the real highlights of the episode for me, and created such a wonderful prologue to the 50th Anniversary. Great article, Luke :)
Well Kovarian is just plain evil, she wanted it to be THE River that kills the Doctor, she wouldn't have had it any other way - she wanted to cause the Doctor serious emotional agony, and using the actual River, and not a clone, would ensure it hit that much harder.
6 days, 21 hours ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 6
And it was all going so well...this is the first finale I didn't really like, because nothing really happened other than the Doctor giving River a good old scolding for causing time to collapse, and the set up of the Doctor Who? question at the end...other than that there wasn't a lot to it, and it was really unremarkable. I mean, the acting was fine, the music was spot on, and I loved certain scenes, such as the Brigadier scene...but it was just a really big let down after such a fantastic build up during the course of the series. Kovarian didn't do much, the Silence hardly featured and didn't have much bearing on the plot. I admit, I'm kinder to this episode, and appreciate it more, than I did when I first watched it...but it still leaves me feeling a bit short-changed. Good article though, Mark! :)
I usually love the Christmas specials so I'm really looking forward to this one! :D It looks light and fluffy, yet dark and mysterious at the same time. Really intriguing! Can't wait!
1 week ago on 2014 Christmas Special: Children in Need Clip
Wasn't that the whole point? It was too easy, and the Doctor should have spotted that and realised they were letting him win, but he didn't because, well, he got a massive ego boost and was too caught up in the moment! XD
1 week ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 5
He's particularly terrific at eye acting, one of the hardest things to do. He sells every scene because of it.
It's funny. I thought if you could hear me I could hang on somehow. Silly me. Silly old Doctor. When you wake up you'll have a mum and dad. And you won't even remember me. Well. You'll remember me a little. I'll be a story in your head. That's okay. We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh? 'Cause it was, you know. It was the best. The daft old man who stole a magic box and ran away. Did I ever tell you that I stole it? Well I borrowed it. I was always going to take it back. Oh that box. Amy, you'll dream about that box. It'll never leave you. Big and little at the same time. Brand new and ancient and the bluest blue ever. And the times we had, eh? Woulda had. Never... had. In your dreams they'll still be there. The Doctor and Amy Pond. And the days that never came. The cracks are closing. But they can't close properly 'til I'm on the other side. I don't belong here anymore. I think I'll skip the rest of the rewind. I hate repeats. Live well. Love Rory. Bye bye, Pond.
This is without a doubt one of my favourite scenes from this two-parter and one of the most beautiful scenes to have featured in the show. Such wonderful, emotional dialogue from Moffat - And Matt nails this scene perfectly, such an understated performance that really hits home. Brilliant stuff.
This is tied with BW/TPOTW for the best New Who finale. I absolutely love it. Everything about it is perfect, from the writing, the acting, to the music, and the direction - it's just sublime. The idea that all of the Doctor's greatest enemies came together and devised a trap for him using the memories of his companion, a scenario he couldn't resist, was just ingenious and used to its absolute fullest potential. And of course it contained one of the greatest ever cliffhangers to have featured in the show - the destruction of every single universe. Wow. Seriously, if this isn't top quality TV, I don't know what is.
And then Clara can rejoin the Doctor in the TARDIS and stay with him forever! ... :D right? ...
1 week ago on Christmas Special Preview at Children in Need 2014
A Christmas miracle! :D
They might release the synopsis with the title a month before Christmas :P
It will probably be revealed when they release the synopsis.
Doctor Who and Santa....who knew it would work so well? XD Well, it does from the clip at least! It was surprisingly mysterious, and very intriguing! Looking forward to this one immensely! :D
If people want to hear more from his Doctor you should really consider getting his audio's, he's amazing! Dark Eyes is a personal favourite of mine, McGann is sensational in that!
1 week, 1 day ago on Happy Birthday, Paul McGann
55!?! Gosh, he ages well - which goes without saying, he is a Time Lord after all! I wish you the happiest of birthdays, Paul. May your day be filled with joy and laughter!
1. Michelle Gomez
2. John Simm
3. Derek Jacobi
1 week, 1 day ago on Face-Off: New Who Masters
For a long time now Simm has been one of my favourite portrayals of the Master. I honestly thought nobody could beat him and there'd never be a Master like him. I was wrong. Michelle Gomez came along and completely annihilated the competition and made the role of the Master completely her own. She stole every scene she was in, and actually made the Master feel threatening - I was honestly creeped out during her scenes in Death in Heaven, particularly when she murdered Osgood in such a cold, cruel, and malicious way. So my vote goes to Michelle Gomez.
Fantastic article, Mark! This is another finale where I can see all of the flaws that people point out, but I just don't care about them, because the character arcs and the drama it presents more than makes up for it. It's just a really epic finale that showcases stunning acting from all involved. I really do love it.
1 week, 1 day ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 4
The Doctor: Don’t run, don’t shout, just keep your voice down. Draw attention to yourself and the spell is broken. Just keep to the shadows.
Jack: Like ghosts?
The Doctor: Yep, that’s what we are: ghosts.
Whilst this scene wasn't a very significant part of the episode, this for me is one of the most powerful scenes in the entirety of the finale. It’s so beautifully understated, and just encapsulates how powerless these three characters are in comparison to the Master. They’re left to walk amongst the people of Earth, in the shadows, like ghosts, unseen and unheard; with only the power of a TARDIS key to help protect themselves from this evil Time Lord. Accompanied with the gorgeous score from Murray Gold, and the stunning shot showing the Doctor, Martha, and Jack walking through London, it never fails to leave me with chills.
1 week, 2 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 3
Yet another fantastic addition to this series of articles, thanks Tomas! I absolutely adore this finale. I think it's one of the best New Who has done, so far. I remember watching this when I was 13, and even though it wasn't really what you'd call a "scary" episode, it still scared the life out of me because I literally had no idea if any of the characters were going to make it out alive, the threat of the Master and the toclafane combined really heightened the sense of impending doom, and as a young whovian I was beside myself with worry (but also a lot of excitement too!). The acting was also another highlight of the finale: Tennant, Ageyman, Barrowman, Simm, Jacobi etc. all delivered stellar performances. The music as well was another highlight and one of my all time favourite tracks from the show featured prominently within this episode 'All the Strange, Strange Creatures' which just automatically gives off a sense of pure epicness. And the ending doesn't bother me in the slightest tbh, like I said I was 13 years old so I wasn't really taking much note of whether or not it made sense, I just loved it, and I still do to this day. No matter how many times I rewatch this finale I still feel exactly as I did when I was a 13 year old fan boy, just amazing!
Very much agreed. Well said, Michelle!
1 week, 3 days ago on Michelle Gomez Defends Against Finale Complaints
My housemates and I saw a familiar looking crack on our ceiling...
O.O we're doomed...
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Brilliant article, Lewis! This is an episode where I see can see the flaws that people point out...but I just don't give a flying monkey's about them! Because the episode itself is so beautiful and it truly is a wonderful character piece, and certainly a fine end to the series - in my opinion at least. Unlike others I also really loved the Daleks Vs. the Cybermen, as a 12 year old Who fan it really was epic to see these two legendary monsters face off in battle. The acting from all those involved was amazing too, Tennant and Piper really nailed it. Which brings me onto the beach scene, oh how I love this scene, so simple, so beautiful, so heart-wrenching, which makes it all the more effective. The score from Murray Gold really helped sell the emotion in this scene, and was, Series 4 aside, a perfect ending to Rose's time on the show. Love it!
1 week, 3 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 2
Even if the post-it note saying three months didn't refer to her being pregnant, she still could have been pregnant but not been aware of it. So the theory that she might be pregnant is still likely, even if it hasn't been hinted in great detail.
1 week, 3 days ago on Death in Heaven Review (Part 2): Questions, Questions
It IS Clara's hand though...
River was conceived on the TARDIS...in flight XD.
The Doctor: It's ready! (Daleks surround him) You really wanna think about this, 'cos if I activate the signal, every living creature dies.
Emperor Dalek: I am immortal.
The Doctor: Do you really wanna put that to the test?
Emperor Dalek: I want to see you become like me. Hail, the Doctor, the great exterminator!
The Doctor: (places hands on the lever) I'll do it!
Emperor Dalek: Then prove yourself, Doctor. What are you, coward or killer?
The Doctor: (He makes to push the lever down, pauses, and steps away) Coward, any day.
Emperor Dalek: Mankind will be harvested because of your weaknesses!
The Doctor: And what about me? Am I becoming one of your angels?
Emperor Dalek: You are the heathen. You will be exterminated!
The Doctor: Maybe it's time.
This without a doubt is one of the best moments within the episode, and possibly the entirety of New Who, I absolutely adore it. Eccleston was phenomenal in this scene, and I love just how much Day tied in with this, the Doctor would never be able to destroy a whole planet to ensure a race become extinct, it’s just not within his nature. The Doctor strives to save lives, he doesn’t take them. That’s the beauty of this scene. In the end he realises he’s nothing like a Dalek, he’s just the Doctor – a coward plain and simple, but there’s no shame in that. Pure gold.
1 week, 4 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 1
They need a new Emperor. A Paradigm Emperor would actually look badass O_O
YES! I FRIGGING LOVED THE DALEK EMPEROR! SORRY FOR THE CAPS LOCK! JUST AGREE SO MUCH! :D :D