A Scottish Dr Who fan of 35 years
@MaraBackman @supermoff I'm not shy in expressing opinion on my grumbles with the recent show but it's still Doctor Who, so I'll always find something I enjoy in it, however, there's no denying, Who is bigger than it's EVER been and that must be celebrated. And hopefully, now, taken to new incredible heights by the magnificent Peter Capaldi. HE IS the Doctor I've been waiting for!!
10 hours, 31 minutes ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
@awkward912 German expressionism and spidery shapes! I'll have some of that!!!
10 hours, 44 minutes ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
It just gets better and better!
1 day, 12 hours ago on Listen! Series 8 Teaser Trailer
@sontaran17 @BazHood You, son, are hilarious. Do not try to justify your silly little reply with 'It was a joke.' It was clearly a sarcastic dig at my comment on, what I consider (YES thats MY opinion), lame story-arcs. You don't like it, or can't be respectful in a retort then be a nice son17 and say nothing. Thank you :D
2 days, 9 hours ago on Five Expectations for Series 8
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @BazHood @chmayer classic!
@TheOncomingStorm @BazHood @chmayer yeah, the books are great too. I've just gotten ahead of the TV show now so I'm in spoiler territory :O
@chmayer I'm not American :) But I mean the likes of Breaking Bad, Fargo, True Detective and Game of Thrones. Although GoT is obviously adapted from a very organically progressive book series. These are/were incredible series with believable, cohesive and credible story arcs. Honestly, you can't say anything bad about Moffat's Who on here without 'one of the crew' jumping on your comments with vitriol.
2 days, 21 hours ago on Five Expectations for Series 8
@sontaran17 @BazHood Oh, very droll. Lowest form of with there, son17 but don't feel sorry for me. I have a great life and a broad spectrum of interests. Perhaps when you grow up a bit you'll be able to reply to my comments without your tinted glasses and with a bit of class and decorum instead of rude sarcasm.
Maybe I'm just too long in the tooth, or spoiled by some recent, stellar US shows but NONE of the story-arcs have quite tied up for me. They've been more like way too conveniently joined together, disparate dots. I love Jenna/Clara but The Impossible Girl arc was a yawn. (Aside from 'Asylum of the Daleks' which was clever and The Snowmen which was a fun story in its own right)
3 days, 9 hours ago on Five Expectations for Series 8
@drjakeyoung haha, it barely counts as a scene for me :P
3 days, 10 hours ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray
@Second Doctor wouldnt have thought so. Its already had a stand alone release and a box set with all the other Matt Smith Xmas tales, hasn't it? Besides, the Series 8 box should, rightly, be all about Capaldi. New series. New Doctor :D
@YaelMoise @VictorWong1 Indeed but those are from the show (as is Teeth and Curls) victorwong has made up some cracking new ones :D
3 days, 10 hours ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @BazHood exactly! a whole new life cycle. he's just been born at the end of Time...but not really :P
3 days, 11 hours ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
Gulp....No Spare Parts (best Cyberman story ever)or Jubilee (Inspiration for 'Dalek') or The One Doctor (Comedy Who done brilliantly) but an otherwise fabby list!
3 days, 15 hours ago on Happy Birthday, Big Finish! 15 Picks for 15 Years
@ilyootha is in the Divergent Universe I loved Zagreus too :)
No, wait...he's the first Doctor again, Version/Mark II :P mwah hahaha
3 days, 15 hours ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor yeah, that's one word for it!
3 days, 16 hours ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
@Clara Laurinda @VictorWong1 Not to take away from the brilliant list but teeth and curls was, famously, coined by good old SIR Uncle Terrance Dicks! A true Who LEGEND :)
@emby2 Awww, but Colin Baker calls himself 'sixie' and it's ADORABLE ;P
3 days, 17 hours ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
@stargazer0118 @MatthewHawkins Hahaha, It's a wibbley wobbley task running Doctor Who, y'know :P
@VictorWong1 :D :D :D I like, except bowtie fezzykins hahahaha. and I'll have Eyebrows for Capaldi!
@StephenCoppins Nice. Complicatedly concise...but I like it :)
@TheWhovian Over nothing. It's painfully funny.
@YaelMoise It's a nothing statement about nothing, really. Just like the reason for the Doctor now having John Frobisher's or Malcolm Tucker's face. It doesn't need saying/explaining! There are only so many face sin the world ;)
3 days, 19 hours ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
@supermoff @TARDlSkey So exactly who/what is he referencing if not himself? The number ten bus? The actual number 10? The Tenth Doughnut?
The Doctor, quite clearly, has a framework for counting his incarnations, 5 having known he was the fourth regeneration all those years ago, so what Moff said is really fresh air. It's leaves in the wind. Pointless.
This is why I've held off from buying Day and Time (HD) and An Adventure in Space and Time on DVD. A fitting 50th set but why no commentaries???? Rusty Davies used to spoil us with commentaries but their number has dwindled with each passing home video release.
4 days, 14 hours ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray
@awkward912 @Esterath @Mikeyboss182 You're missing out!
4 days, 17 hours ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray
@Mercy Reborn2 Naaaah, it's a soft, BBC type Scottish but it's there :D
4 days, 18 hours ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown
@JLS1138 No, no, he's very definitely speaking Scottish :)
@DrWhoBoy123 Bookshelves!!!! He's put up bookshelves! Or...she has.....
1 week ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown
@YaelMoise Hahaha, it was only actually the Cyber-controller who, in a JNT nod to nostalgia was played by the same actor as had been controller in Tomb of the Cybermen in 67, Michael Kilgarriff, who had a beer gut. But yeah, dreadful look.
1 week, 1 day ago on Cybermen Invade London (Again!)
@MarthaJonesIsBrilliant He'd better not!!!!! He's gonna be the best since Tom Baker!!
@Master Michael Moon I think we haven't seen them (featuring much) because the powers that be realised the AWFUL mistake they'd made in so drastically ret-conning an ICONIC British design classic!!
No mistake, these were meant to be the NEW Daleks but public opinion is a strong force, especially in fandom, and the new paradigm has been quietly kept in the background since it's colourful introduction. (Not counting the utterly random stone Dalek from Pandorica/Big Bang) Asylum was mainly cool, bronze Daleks and it's also bronze looking Daleks in the trailer for series 8.
Good riddance, I say. I hated them. Gatiss wasn't keen either.
1 week, 2 days ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown
@JJJ567 I could settle for 10, hour long episodes, I suppose ;)
Game of Thrones is great at 10, hour long episodes, Fargo was great too, with 10 eps, but that was a one-off and True Detective was just sublime, with only 8 episodes.
Thing is, I'm already smarting somewhat from us, seemingly, being 1 episode down for this year (12 instead of 13) plus a christmas cracker but the opener is 75 minutes and if the production values are as stellar as always then it's churlish to complain. It's a HUGE production to turn around.
1 week, 2 days ago on Are Longer Stories Better? Five Classics
@JJJ567 Nooooooooo! :P I want more Who, not less, hahaha....but I get your point :)
1 week, 3 days ago on Are Longer Stories Better? Five Classics
I will always prefer longer stories where the plot has room to breathe. The old four parters or the modern two parter, I think, works best. An hour just about works.
Fantastic fantastic superbulous!!!! A darker, older Doctor with a Scottish accent! Brilliant. Haven't been this excited for a new series since the show came back in 2005. Hurry up August 23rd.
1 week, 6 days ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown
@ Doctor that never was this needed no explanation with regards to Colin Baker/Maxil in Arc of Infinity and it needs no explanation in this case either
1 month ago on Series 8 Filming: Finale Clue
Nicely written piece. I actually think some people take things too much to heart. Doctor Who, as a programme, has ALWAYS caused these kind of debates! It's nothing new. Honestly. The only difference is, 25/30/35 years ago we didn't have the internet to use as a forum and to network, instantly, with the other fans. No, instead we wrote to DWM or DWB or some such other fanzine to vent our opinions on the latest silly tinfoil costume (Twin Dilemma), or pantomime horse monster. (Warriors of the Deep) Just take a look at the fantastic book, 'Doctor Who - The Television Companion', which covers EVERY TV story to see how, right back to the 60's, there was always someone ready to decry a certain serial for some reason. It's all opinions. And it's fine.
It doesn't mean we don't love the show :)
I was nine years old when 5 regenerated into 6 and it BROKE MY HEART. 6 turned out to be a badly conceived and poorly catered for Doctor, in the TV show but I still loved to watch it every week. And here I am now, STILL loving the show, despite my opinions on the Grand Moff's showrunning for Matt Smith. Its still Who!!! There are always peaks and troughs, in everything in life, it would likely be pretty boring otherwise.
Personally, I'm not on here very much, as I'm long passed scoring stories out of ten or debating RTD Vs Moff on a daily basis but it actually gladdens my heart to know there's a new, mad, passionate bunch of Who-heads on here doing exactly what we were all doing years ago!!
Sticks and stones may break my bones but let names never harm me, said someone, somewhere, sometime.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Dear Whovians…
Very interesting. Nice work. Love these kinds of facts. Interesting to note the bit from Tom Spilsbury about new Who fans voting generously. The passage of time will out the true classics from the, recently lauded but ultimately average, chaff.
2 months ago on Analysing The Top Doctor Who Stories (DWM 2009)
Nice piece. Hard to compare as they are two completely different mediums so kudos to you. I enjoyed both and thought they were both very fitting. It was truly a fantabulous year for Who! All that was missing, I thought, was re-runs of classic stories throughout the year on the BBC. Now, to the next 50 years. Capaldi is go!
2 months ago on The Day of the Doctor vs The Light at the End
Still the greatest TV show of them all but none of s7 stands upto real 'classic' status, I'm afraid. If any of these stories match upto say, 'Genesis of the Daleks', 'Caves of Androzani', 'Inferno', 'The Mind Robber' or even 'Blink', 'Midnight' or Human Nature/Family of Blood' from the new series, in 25 years time, I'll eat my Tardises! Day of the Doctor might just sneak a place in the top echelon of stories for it's fairly unarguable awesomeness but the majority of s7 falls way short, certainly of classic status. Some good, some serviceable and some downright clunkers. Just a normal season of Who then :P
2 months ago on Why I Love… Series 7
@Notsosmartguy the Superior Venom @VortexDan @stargazer0118 Ooooh, yeah....and jumping into his timestream to save all his incarnations isn't just more of the same.......'BS' as you say. People are allowed to express a different opinion to yours without you and your little fwends jumping on their comments and calling them trolls, ya know. It's all opinions.
@TheBiPunishment Yep, you dared say it and I'll take that ball and run with it. Angels Take Manhatten was the stupidest, most over-egged, melodramatic pile of cheesy waffle the Moff has ever written. The, once terrifying, Weeping Angels reduced to pantomime villain status, popping up here, there and everywhere.....Oh and the Statue of Liberty's one too, didn't y' know?! Utter garbage! And such a poor exit for the magnificent Ponds. Shame, shame, shame.
Just fantastic! The crowning achievement of RTD's writing on the show was Midnight followed by Turn Left. It was usually Moffat or Cornell stealing the honours for best story of the series, in my opinion, but Midnight was the top tale of series 4 and the one I've revisited the most.
2 months ago on Midnight in Perspective
@RoastNewt Indeed! The single greatest episode Russel 'The' Davies wrote for the series.
wow....Tardis in the sand looks like aridius...from The Chase...or a sandpit :P
2 months, 1 week ago on Series 8 Filming: Spaceman
@Galax @BazHood @TardisBoy fairy nuff. I'm addicted to it :) funnily enough, I really enjoyed s3 but I think this current season has gone a bit off the boil (except the Hound and Tyrion)....BUT it's still great TV
2 months, 1 week ago on 2014 BAFTA Television Awards: Day Triumphs!
@Rani Nose It was a gimmick, barely justified by a throwaway line, nothing more. I know all about Cybermen, believe me. Their use of fab new catchphrases with every new appearance is also pointless. Upgrade in progress! Indeed! Delete! Delete!
2 months, 1 week ago on An Opinion Divided: The Time of the Doctor
Fantastic piece on restoring the missing episodes :D
2 months, 1 week ago on Weird and Wonderful