Bit like 12, I'm VERY critical but have a good heart and do it out of love for the show.
" I don't want Gallifrey to return personally because he's only just begun his search to find the planet which I should think should take another 10 years IMO. Also on a personal note I Think I have an awesome idea to bring it back and would like to bring the timelords back when I am the head writer... shouldn't be long now"
my comment from 9 predictions for series 9- I had the same idea, although it would seem that Nikita brilliantly vocalised such a theory before me! For me this is the best way for Gallifrey to return and now the cat is out of the bag, if it were to happen I would want it a plot years in the making. If Omega were to return it shouldn't be a quick resolve the effects should be devastating for the universe for seasons and IMO should spark the first universal war to achieve the greatest scale of conflict in the show's history- making the time war look like a battle.
10 hours, 55 minutes ago on Could Gallifrey Be in Omega’s Dimension?
@cyberdalek too terrifying to exist @Conall McCormick I also think it would be a great concept to introduce new plot, villains etc... one of my ideas was incorporating dalek and timelord technology like creating mutants from time lord cells and bigger on the inside to make hundreds of such daleks control the exterior.
Additionally I think it would be a great way to "reboot" the universe. Like the timelords would have to save planets from across time and space to make allies to defeat the vampire/omega threat. Like saving Mondas, the Auton homeworld, Skaro etc... bringing back classic monsters! So much potential to this theory.
11 hours, 12 minutes ago on Could Gallifrey Be in Omega’s Dimension?
that was my idea! I would love to see Gallifrey return with Capaldi's face droop from excitement to dread as the planet returns with fires breaking out across the surface of the planet. And an anti-matter mothership hovering above with Omega as an almost divine being.
Of course it could also be possible that Gallifrey fell into the Vampire universe as well, my prefered option would be Omega to lead an army of vampires engaging the first universal war, meaning time lords, daleks, cybermen etc had to team up to take down the greater threat.
11 hours, 25 minutes ago on Could Gallifrey Be in Omega’s Dimension?
Two perfect episodes from Matthison sets him miles apart from any current or past writer in the show's history really- well RTD and Moffat aside, especially for a freshman! Hopefully he returns next season or in the near future as his concepts were truly amazing.
15 hours, 39 minutes ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 3)
its interesting this article came up, just recently I sent one looking into if gender change is "actually fluid on Gallifrey"- with a lot of your points analysed I must say.
21 hours, 15 minutes ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
@Russell T DaftDalek 9?
3 days, 11 hours ago on Is Twelve Really So Different to Previous Doctors?
Season 8 is definitely Moffat's best season in terms of story, although the finale was anticlimactic in my eyes there are shoots of a refreshing- and may i say good- change in the show's writing. As someone who hates Moffat as head writer- season 8 was a step in the right direction for me and I hope Moffat can capitalize on that next year to reintegrate me more into the show again. Every aspect was refreshing (bar Missy I must say personally... but i digress) it felt like it really connected to classic who but in a modern way- hopefully capaldi and moffat will continue to make progress in my eyes.
In other words I'm giving moffat a rare compliment as head writer, and for me to say that- believe me means something!
4 days, 14 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards 1-15: Last chance to vote
11 has limitless possibility to return as the doctor because his incarnation died of old age, so he can still act as the doctor well past his pension I can say that much. I believe 8 would have a good chance of a return- as an actor he is very enthusiastic about that- and has so so so much potential. Ten and 9 have the problem with the aging process though- especially since they only had a lifespan of a few years between them. Also with incredible sadness I highly doubt my beloved doctor (number 9) will ever return due to his experiences.
6 days, 14 hours ago on Tennant Won’t Be Returning Again Anytime Soon
didn't like him as the doctor, really depressing ecclestone would have had much more of a raw aspect to the character and a genuine "war doctor". Not to say John Hurt isn't a good actor, in fact he was sheer brilliant in movies like 1984 and could have been a great doctor in his younger years.
6 days, 18 hours ago on Happy Birthday, Sir John Hurt!
@Typo42 "Magic Carrots" well its usually david or Tom that tops the polls....
1 week, 1 day ago on Why I Love The Fourth Doctor
Omega or any other major villain should NEVER return for one episode, two parter or even a rare three-parter. He has the potential to be the biggest threat to the universe and therefore deserved to be the main villain and story arc across countless seasons IMO to achieve its scale. Over 1 season could never cut it for me- he's just to big an enemy so a quick two parter resolve would annoy me and really wish that he hadn't returned at all. Since I can say rather resoundingly that he will not feature as the main aggravator next season given the missy madness i would really wait a while before bringing him back
2 weeks, 4 days ago on 9 Predictions for Doctor Who Series 9…
@Rani Nose @Antee991166 @Conall McCormick it could very easily be made into a story arc- especially in the penultimate seasons before its eventual return. Yes it is not a story arc right now but my idea would make it a story arc years in the making if I had the chance.
I don't want Gallifrey to return personally because he's only just begun his search to find the planet which I should think should take another 10 years IMO. Also on a personal note I Think I have an awesome idea to bring it back and would like to bring the timelords back when I am the head writer... shouldn't be long now.
For me the biggest threats that the doctor and the whoniverse could ever face would be the return of Sutekh, Omega or the Great Vampires.
After this episode we know what happened to the lost moon of poosh....
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Kill the Moon
@SimonThorpe @Conall McCormick Firstly in the classic era there wasn't as great a theatrical atmosphere to the show like there is now- that's down to the writing. BTW I think all the great writers past, present and future deserve a big send off.
You should remember that RTD SAVED Dr who!!! He was a fantastic writer and deserves to have his era remembered with a fantastic finale. It shouldn't be just the doctor who should be given a grand send off. I don't like Moffat as head writer but I would be as annoyed as die hard fans for not "indulging" in a grand spectacle, a crescendo to an era of DR Who and a man dedicated to the show for nigh on ten years.
3 weeks ago on Why I Hate the Tenth Doctor’s Regeneration
@SirTrey @Conall McCormick Well ten's was against his will too "he will knock four times" was a prophecy that heralded him to his death so he was going to die it was fixed. Knowing when you are going to die is far more depressing for the doctor than the unknown it keeps him in constant fear.
You have to also remember that every doctor is different and the idea that every doctor should bravely see through his death is unsympathetic since he was very emotionally wrought out after- the time lords returning, facing the master and Rassilon, Wilf's surprise knock and dying alone as well you have to remember besides from the ood of course. It is entirely understandable that he felt this way.
Lastly he was ALWAYS going to save Wilf, he was just p***** of because of the circumstances as he thought he had cheated death. He wasn't spiteful of Wilf he knew it was his duty and free will to save his life despite Wilf's protest's- there was a mutual understanding between them.
@SirTrey @Conall McCormick yes that is my thought process as well, I have not neglected that fact. You have a sense of two extremes 9 having such a short lifespan and 11 having an incredibly long lifespan. You have to remember that 9 was a more alien and affected doctor than his successor meaning he greets regeneration with more acceptance in my eyes, especially under the conditions of his regeneration.
BTW 9 is my favorite dr so I say this with the utmost respect and appreciation for his regeneration.
Li+7 doesn't seem that reliable to me, does it count as 3 views if you watch it once on its live viewing, once as a t.v repeat and once on i player?
3 weeks ago on 2014 iPlayer Xmas Top 10, BBCA Ratings
1- RTD was leaving with David Tenant and deserved to be as emotional as it was to say the least.
2- His doctor has every right to feel like that, his generation only lived for FOUR years, every other doctor we can assume has lived for a far longer period of time.
3- He had thought that he had survived... until wilf knocked on the door and that sudden realisation and twist is severly cruel. He had thought he was going to live only for his life to be snatched from under him. Anyone could sympathize with that.
4- He was probably the most human doctor in the show's history so dealt with it in a very human way.
5- YES he is the same doctor, but he does die in a sense.
6. He didn't want to go, he didn't need to go- its not the first time a doctor hasn't wanted to regenerate- remember the second doctor? He is still a person and no doctor would want to die irregardless of their situation.
Well that's my piece.... or at least some of it
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Why I Hate the Tenth Doctor’s Regeneration
Well it can perhaps show that the end of time is considered a marginally better regeneration story than the time of the doctor, which is a small consolation for me at least.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Festive Face-Off 2014 Winner
@TARDlSkey @stargazer0118 @supermoff @Miles Morales the Ultimate Notsosmartguy "its like when you fancy someone and they don't even know you exist" (is from the key scene) and he says that straight to Martha's face. Captain Jack then says "you too huh". This pretty much shows how totally oblivious the doctor was to Martha's feelings and considering how incredibly apparent that it was to Captain Jack it can only be said that the doctor must really have no clue whatsoever.
In addition that quote "she fancied me"- tell me if I'm wrong- is after her tenure- after she upfront told him her feelings. And in the scene where Martha told the doctor is it not conceivable that he is only then putting the pieces together and realizing the extent of Martha's feelings.
BTW that "key scene" is directly after he talks about gallifrey in the sound of drums
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Are you happy with Clara staying on? Poll Results
@TheOncomingHurricane well clearly rose wasn't written out definitively if she came back and the reasons for her returns have all been thoroughly justified.
@TARDlSkey @stargazer0118 @Notsosmartguy Rose's relationship is very tender- he said himself that she was the person who helped him to recover from the devastation of the time war. By every right 10 should be able to mourn over someone so incredibly important in his life- especially after her departure in such awful terms and the fact that he was in love with her is a three-pronged reason why he can be excused. ANd you have to remember that it was only over the course of ONE year that the doctor as he always has to do- move on selflessly. Martha was part of that recovery process for him and yes he was ignorant but he was consumed by grief and she made him far more confident again.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Are you happy with Clara staying on? Poll Results
I feel indifferent, although Clara's not my favorite companion- and i don't dislike her btw- she still deserves a proper end to her story and by the way death in heaven ended- it was clear that another series was required after we knew she would feature in last christmas. That said of course I would really like to see another companion and ideally a man would be a refreshing change from what we have seen in new who... or an alien... or someone from another time period.
@TARDlSkey @stargazer0118 @supermoff @Notsosmartguy no he really wasn't he told her upfront before he kissed her "this doesn't mean anything" and his quote from the sound of drums about the keys he makes the keys shows how totally oblivious he is
@TheOncomingHurricane so by that logic everyone should complain likewise to the several returns of Sarah Jane, captain Jack and countless other companions. Heck they threw Amy in in eleven's regeneration when she had left the show. I'm not saying that Clara's continued involvement is a bad thing but it is a very frequent occurrence for most companions.
@Notsosmartguy you forget that before Clara as a companion appeared she commanded the story in the impossible girl arc
Flying master complaints? Flying sharks.... come on- at least the master's made sense really.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs A Christmas Carol (Final)
@supermoff @Huknar omega? the list goes on
1 month ago on 7 Things I’d Like to See in Series 9
sea devils have appeared twice as a main threat in warriors of the deep and the sea devils
@Notsosmartguy @supermoff @Planet of the Deaf captain Jack?
i can only pick out definitively:
Waters of mars
whilst some I believe- especially asylum and mercy- should not appear in a top 100 never mind 51 (should they be so lucky). Nonetheless Mummy was good- but top 51? No I'm afraid I can't agree. I didn't like snowmen but I can understand why it was there, amy's choice had a good premise but I found it an utterly average episode, why pompei is there i have no idea and Vincent is not memorable IMO but although could be considered good by many but top 51?- never
1 month ago on Doctor Who: Fifty-One Favourites (Part 4)
Doctor Who Magazine rankings
The waters of Mars-30
Vincent and the Doctor- 35
Asylum- 45 (seriously? Good premise IMO but little shock factor and a poor episode for the daleks)
The Snowmen- 54
Amy's choice- 104
A town called Mercy- 152
The Fires of Pompeii- 79
Note that this poll was made in anticipation of TDOTD, so that's why no capaldi episodes feature. You'll notice 4 outwith the top 51 and Asylum (somehow) squeaking through at 45. Of course its all subjective and I respect your opinion- hell i disagree with the poll but I digress- just put it up out of interest.
In one word: anticlimactic
1 month ago on Why I Love… The Time of the Doctor
I feel that RTD exhausted the Daleks as a threat really- which is not a bad thing- I just think they need a lot of time of air to create a really good Dalek story. Ever since the RTD era the daleks IMO have no fear factor and the episodes are awful- Victory, Into the Dalek, Asylum. Even in Day of the Doctor and Time of the doctor they weren't very big threats on screen- and they could have been- not to dismiss these episodes at all I must say as they were very good without a large Dalek influence.
For me they need a rest and a thumping good story in the future after so long away from our screens to make us truly love to hate them again. I know Moffat has toned down the daleks since the RTD era which is commendable and he did say that he as head writer feels compelled to add them every year for the sake of the fans- I don't think this is the solution. I would sooner have one spectacular episode/finale like "Dalek" or "Bad Wolf/ Parting of the Ways" rather than frequently watching frankly average episodes at best where they are the main threat.
1 month, 1 week ago on 51 Years Later: 5 Ways to Make the Daleks Menacing Again
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @JolomontheCube wibbly wobbly timey wimey
1 month, 1 week ago on Weird and Wonderful
Firstly the earth would become drastically colder- More trees absorb more CO2 which would otherwise have contributed to the Greenhouse effect. The same thing happened on a far smaller scale when there was a slaughter of peasants in Britain and the land which formerly grew crops, grew trees and led to a mini ice age arguably.
Secondly the sea I believe was green meaning that it was covered in algae most likely. No light therefore for seaweed at seabed to photosynthesize therefore when the algae magically disappears there is no food for the fish etc.. to eat. Equally birds and the like would find it harder to feed because of how the surface is covered by algae and cannot reach fish.
Thirdly there was no mass destruction caused by the trees which would have destroyed roads, houses cars etc with its roots.
1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
@supermoff @ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. to be fair Matt wasn't given any credit before he was on camera. I distinctly remember Tom Baker criticizing the decision because of how young he was. Those critics were most definitely silenced safe to say but RTD did not make things anymore difficult.
On a side note whenever I watch The Day of the Doctor scene between Matt and Tom and I think to myself- "How awkward could that scene have been?
1 month, 1 week ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs Voyage of the Damned
@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 month, 1 week 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)
1 month, 1 week 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
1 month, 2 weeks 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.
1 month, 2 weeks 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
@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 month, 3 weeks 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 month, 3 weeks 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.
I like how the doctor doesn't even tell Rory's dad that Amy and Rory died.