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@YaelMoise @IrishPenmanship @The Lazy Cat Well actually the season 4 finale was 2nd in DWTV's recent poll on the best finale. Also the End of Time is counted as a special so did no feature against the others- although I daresay it would definitely hold its own against the other 8.
1 day, 1 hour ago on Festive Face-Off: Voyage of the Damned vs The Next Doctor
Bah humbug to Doctor Who Christmas episodes- every year I have low expectations really (well besides end of time and time of the doctor)
2 days, 1 hour ago on Festive Face-Off: The Christmas Invasion vs The Runaway Bride
@ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. They have a mobile version? Good bye forever social life
4 days, 1 hour ago on Site Update: Christmas 2014
It reminds me of the fourth doctor in many ways, how he was exiled to earth and had such a drive to explore new worlds, meet new people and perhaps most importantly his companions were crucial to that process. You have the same for the doctor now, trapped in trenzelore for nearly a millennium with no companion to speak of- its very similar.
5 days ago on Clara, or a New Companion? The Results
I'm sorry but why would the doctor CHOOSE to fly solo? He was stuck in Christmas on Trenzelore for 900 years! Why would he suddenly decide to go on his on way after such a long period of relative isolation and companionship? However should it be outwith the doctor's control it is justifiable but in terms of the options- possibly inferring that choice comes into play- it seems illogical in my eyes. No criticism only an observation
5 days, 1 hour ago on Clara, or a New Companion? The Results
@Xetramniz @conallmc2013 I wholeheartedly disagree, this is a major event in any case and the doctor being the doctor would go out of his way to inform their relatives. Its this reaction which would not only is a required part of the story but could be even more heart-breaking seeing his reaction as well as his reaction towards the doctor hate or forgiveness, how he may well feel guilty for sending them to their deaths or how he is happy that they lived a full life before they died. It also provides closure on his character and the doctor's connection with the pond's as a whole. So in response Rory's dad does not deserve a P.S which totally disregards any relevance he had as a character and a disregard for Amy and Rory themselves who undoubtedly would want their parents to know as soon as it happened.
1 week, 4 days ago on Steven Moffat: An Era of Forgotten Things
@supermoff is in Christmas mode @Chris502 However he has been heavily criticized by many for his poor characterization of women characters- and a hell of a lot could go wrong with a female doctor.
1 week, 4 days ago on Moffat: Gender is Fluid on Gallifrey
@Notsosmartguy Agent of C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S. don't think so but they might have done a poll....
Every time lord we have known in the show has been a constant gender meaning that changing gender is by no means fluid in any way. However much as I detest the idea the only way around it would be for a REALLY dodgy regeneration, like a death so messed up that it could mess about with the doctor's genetic template- the only major example I can bring to mind on a truly epic scale would be absorbing the time vortex- like seriously that could mix things up big time. However my view would be that the successor would be an interim regeneration between another man and so when the doctor regenerates again, would return to the same template i.e. a man again. That is very much my favored option. Otherwise I hate to say "chance" because previous incarnations are entirely contradictory to that- 13 men (plus the faces in morbius if you want to go that far) show that the odds are astronomical and really is a one time thing. All in all I hate the idea but if the fandom overall wants it who am I to stand in the way but IMO it has to link in with proven continuity and a very very good explanation why it has occurred.
@Chris Kocher @conallmc2013 you don't know that- its speculated but we don't know the truth behind it.
1 week, 5 days ago on Steven Moffat: An Era of Forgotten Things
I like how the doctor doesn't even tell Rory's dad that Amy and Rory died.
@Planet of the Deaf I don't see how you feel that way about companions families. Rose was 19 years old- It is highly likely that she would live with her mum. Her mum only really became involved (and hardly intrusive at that) because she was missing for a year and she wanted her daughter- like any parent to be safe. If anything she was the opposite allowing her daughter to do the things she did much to her disliking- take parting of the ways for example when she helped to send her back to fight the daleks. As for Martha her parents only got involved BECAUSE of the Master and were also concerned for her safety like Jackie was. She also lives in an apartment away from her parents. Finally Donna and her family were literally destined to intertwine with the doctor's life- that came up time and again most evidently with Wilf from voyage of the damned to the end of time. So hardly intrusive they were crucial for plot progression and in many cases like Jackie in particular was not all intrusive. You have to remember also that in London it is very easy for families to live in such a small radius
Ok I jumped the gun a wee bit but my theory before if anyone had read it about how Orson can exist. I think that the boy Danny sends back is his son- not clara's- and therefore his descendant will be Orson
There had better be mistletoe!
1 week, 6 days ago on New Last Christmas Clips in BBC Festive Showreel
@bakugan13112001 @conallmc2013 we don't know that
1 week, 6 days ago on Capaldi Teases Last Christmas & Clara’s Fate
@Hirmien @conallmc2013 i wouldn't say so, I looked up some pictures and IMO has a similar complexion to Orson. Danny himself doesn't have a dark complexion really and the boy in the show is not white also. I would say that they both have the same tanned complexion really. I would also say that Danny as a child has a darker complexion than Danny as an adult- so I don't think it matters a great deal besides.
I think that Orson is the child that Danny sent back through, so not Clara's son but only Danny's
@Beasts_a_Snarling is a Christmas KANDY Well RTD introduced the first series long arc ever in doctor who and brought it back in the view of rose- not the doctor- and considering the pressure on him to get it right first time that is a fairly risky but very rewarding move by RTD. I think however that RTD wrote for classic fans and many casual viewers so that you as a viewer could start at any time. Moffat however IMO is the opposite (which is not necessarily a bad thing) so they are on two extremes. I think it would be great if both could have worked together and toned down and addressed each others flaws. That being said I have always found RTD to be more dependable in that respect.
2 weeks ago on Moffat Says He’s Not Running Out of Ideas Yet
I've always said that Moffat's a good writer, his stories have shown that consistently enough-"Blink, the empty child" etc... but as a head writer I am entirely unconvinced. The frustrating thing for me is he has good ideas but IMO its his execution of these ideas and dare i say Plot holes that let him down on the whole but I could go on for a WHILE about my dislike of Moffat. That being said if he was head writer with someone else it would work perfectly well.
@TheCyberDoctor Agent of CLARA @NSSG&SMAF and martha's mum
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Clara, or a New Companion for Series 9?
@NSSG&SMAF Yes Yes Oh god Yes! These are the ideas
@NSSG&SMAF "The Improbable boy"
@joseffwilliams " I just want a mate"
I only said Clara full series because there was no closure provided at the end of series 8, Going out at Christmas would be an anti-climax considering the episode's nature and bowing out halfway through will feel disjointed- not giving Jenna the exit she deserves or the new companion- whoever (or whatever) he or she (or it) is- the chance to develop and feel rather rushed IMO. However I must say that I feel that it is time for Clara to go and had this season ended better I would be all for a new companion. Also the Doctor travelling on his own takes away a large dynamic and potential storylines away from the writer's grasp. ANYWAY.... I said Clara for all of season 9 (begrudgingly)
In fact I would say that if the writer's brought in another companion at the beginning of series 9 WITH Clara and Clara bowed out halfway through it would be interesting to see how the doctor reacts to the loss and how he can continue to travel with the new companion as a reminder
@Arkleseizure First off this is not a conventional army- there is only one leader. Secondly I don't think an army sergeant would have much value on a battleship knowing that the sergeant would have no idea how to command a mariner. Thirdly this is a GLOBAL army, I don't think nationalized armed forces even enter the equation as i sincerely there is no rankings purely down to who served in the armed forces in life as Danny could undoubtedly control BRITISH army commanders and any other high ranking deceased officers likewise across the world.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Problems with Death in Heaven
i have no idea how this was confusing- for instance the person who played Jo grant (Katy Manning) said that her doctor was jon pertwee but she preferred tom Baker. It doesn't matter who you prefer only the first doctor you have seen and in Katy's case acted with.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Who is YOUR Doctor? The Results
@Status: Stuck in the vortex @conallmc2013 @Arkleseizure Nonetheless its entirely different field of duty UNIT is United Nations Intelligence Task-force (so a global defense against alien activity) whereas the British army ONLY applies to Britain.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on The Problems with Death in Heaven
@Whovian64 2 @conallmc2013 @Arkleseizure it stupid how only two people in the human race who have died refused to be controlled.
@Nathan jenkins ...and that's why dr who got cancelled
@Arkleseizure Danny was a sergeant of the ARMY Brigadier was a Brigadier of UNIT. Two vastly different fields of expertise. Its like saying a naval captain outranks an army private when they are two different fields. Incidentally it is not a conventional army- there are no ranks only a leader- being the mistress and later Danny. Therefore the Brigadier would be under Danny's control.
@Stu_Hakin Of course yes I take that into consideration but I must say that some of the points I mentioned were REALLY important in making a strong case- but I dare say you made a convincing one nonetheless.
@Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. @DrainOfMorbius mummy episode, forest episode
I'm sorry but although I didn't like the episode as much as it could have been your points really did fall short in explaining the criticism. For your first point (Missy's Plan) I didn't think you actually depicted the criticism- for me it was sheer nonsense for the master's plan all along was to give the doctor an army when only 5 minutes previously she had tried to kill him. Yes you did explain the uncharacteristic and frankly idiotic view of giving the doctor an army however in that respect you stated that "the master was offered a chance to travel with the doctor" (paraphrase) yet he wasn't. He was TOLD TO by the doctor who couldn't trust the master for obvious reasons to be by himself so he would travel with the doctor as a "prisoner". That''s why he chose to die rather than spend the remainder of his life as a prisoner for the doctor"- VERY VERY VERY FAR FROM A FRIENDSHIP RESOLUTION. In your second point "The Dead Upgraded" you yet again fail to encapsulate why this was an issue fully. Firstly I would say Why was it ONLY Danny and the Brigadier who refused to remove emotions in the entire world form what we have seen. Surely if this occurred there would easily be millions of people unwilling to give that up and undoubtedly we would see several other cybermen besides from the two a fore mentioned to resist control. Even then the rest of the point is quite clumsy, for instance you state how everyone who ever lived was upgraded but firstly there had to be some form of human remains still existing and Missy only ever went a few centuries back in time. As for companions, it hardly cheapens the memory- for all we know they were neither upgraded or chose to disable emotion and especially when everyone in new who is not dead besides rose in another universe and amy and rory who I would imagine there would be a complication due to the timey wimey nature of their deaths. As for old who companions there is varying accountability. As for the Brigadier flying away doing god knows what that was failed to be touched upon I feel there is a whole lot more crucial substantiating points you failed to address- Even in word constraints. As for every other point i entirely concur EXCEPT FROM THE END. The end was really very good (apart from how the doctor believing the mistress about gallifrey- like really he would have looked there straight after the day of the doctor). No complaints about the way things ended apart from how good it was and how it can soil Clara's ultimate departure knowing the great way Death in Heaven ended. Sounds very critical of your article as a whole don't get me wrong it was good but good have been polished better and with more meat on the bone.
I felt that the only reason that they killed off osgood was for the mistress to "leach" off the known popularity of the character to become a success purely through that action. It both demeans the character of the mistress and Osgood for me.
3 weeks ago on Could Osgood Still Be Alive?
i find it hard to believe- I would think that it would revert back into a zygon (its strongest form) when attacked by the mistress
sea devils as the creature I hope!
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Last Christmas: Short Synopsis
@Doctavarium @Adric the Genius ...and billie and freema
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Jenny: A Future Companion
it was good but it could have been done a lot better. Watching the trailer before dark water I thought even despite my feelings for Moffat;"this looks like it could be the best finale ever". And perhaps I concentrated to heavily on the Missy situation- there's no point in fighting it because its happened, I'm still annoyed but I have to jump on board for the sake of the show (I digress). The premise was good like Moffat always seems to do but the execution entirely was lacking for me it could have been more fluent. That being said it was a massive improvement in recent series and my 4th favorite. It looks like Moffat (for me) is finally finding his groove in concluding major arcs and the finale of next season will be Moffat's only chance to sway me as head writer when it comes down to it. Not meaning to sound negative (to me that's rather positive when considering Moffat)
1 month ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 8
@Rorschach's_Journal_of_Impossible_Things understatement of the year
1 month ago on BBC Declares Series 8 A Triumph
@ilyootha @conallmc2013 i never said every second I said every day and if he can remember one off encounters with thousands of different people then surely he would remember meeting this same person several times- perhaps in the background or foreground- the point is the dr would eventually notice but not after 800 years. She asked for the time lords to help him i.e. regeneration energy- the time lords are probably unaware of the paradox in the first instance, in another universe, whilst trying to sustain an immense paradox at the same time in how they can't send much through at a time through the crack. After the regeneration energy was sent the crack closed now imagine trying to sustain a massive paradox through a tiny crack- no matter how skilled the time lords are.
1 month ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 7
@TheOncomingHurricane @conallmc2013 Well why send it to earth when there is the possibility of that hapening. WHy not send it to venus after dropping off rose? Its a very lazy solution by moffat. He might not hear her but they have definetly met eye to eye on countless occasions- imagine how many claras are in flux I can guarantee a few thousand AT LEAST have met eye to eye with the dr perhaps subtly like the 3rd dr driving past or bumbing into the 2nd dr but after so long you would realise that something is up. the great intelligence and clara seriously mess up the fixed points resulting in incredible amounts of paradoxes. The key words are "I could have once" but he can't and that's why it is a paradox the tiem lords aren't there. And even in Time of the Doctor I highly doubt that the time lords could sustain such a massive paradox (which they are unaware of), in another universe and with minimal contact with the doctor.
@supermoff @conallmc2013 Why would the 9th RISK IT though? why not set its course to drop rose off at earth and then send it to a remote place in the universe. Very lazy. It doesn't matter that Clara talked to the doctor they still saw eye to eye plenty enough times and the Great intelligence said it changed every victory- how many vistories has the dr had- so how many does clara need to fix- hence how many times has she met the doctor- countless but he doesn't grasp this for 800 years. ILLOGICAL. Firstly it changes fixed points in time drastically and as we know that has devastating effects on the universe especially in the case of fathers day. I seriously doubt that the time lords could have sustained the paradox YEARS after it occured in another universe and only in contact with the dr for a short period of time. ITs very unlikely
@The Finn @The Genie @conallmc2013 no way they would definitely try and take it down but you couldn't ive a lazy excuse like its a publicity stunt. Its one thing for the human race to walk past an ordinary police box rather than one that's grown to 50ft
@The Finn @The Genie The whole point is it goes against canon set by RTD so its a plot hole.
@TheOncomingHurricane @The Genie @The Finn @conallmc2013 No it didn't in the name of the doctor and the chameleon circuit is broken
@MrJimiTheFish @conallmc2013 no they don't they pile on top of one another.
A lot of plotholes with this episode. Namely how the TARDIS turns massive when it dies when in bad wolf/parting of the ways the 9th doctor said to rose leave it and it will become forgotten and eventually die. Now I think if people saw a 50ft police box you would start to become suspicious. Secondly how can the doctor only realise that he has seen clara before when he's in his 11th generation and 1200 year of his life as well as 800 years of time travel. If you saw someone every day near enough for 800 years you would know them by instinct. Also changing the doctor's timeline creates thousands of paradoxes meaning that the universe should have imploded with reapers and everything else invading the place. Lastly if the doctor didn't die at trenzelore- there would be no graveyard (no disruption in the fabric of time)- no time stream to enter hence no clara. And don't say WIbbley wobbley timey wimey because that is a poor excuse
@VickiDeSerisy @conallmc2013 yeah I completely agree seems like rather pointless dialouge
1 month ago on 2014 Christmas Special: Children in Need Clip
@mrclever does not like Missy blowing up Cybermen a @conallmc2013 well if you watched it on tv first and then on iplayer that counts as 2 views
1 month ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
To be fair many people state that the i player is a massive change in the way people watch the show but there would still be thousands of people who would watch it again on repeat (or a second time after that) So its not entirely credible