Clara Bosswald approves of female Ghostbusters
I read too many comics and watch far too much television for my own good. DW/The Wire/Person of Interest/Sherlock/Ms.Marvel/Thor/Spider-Woman/CaptainMarvel/CaptainAmerica.
@YaelMoise @Sontaran17 God bless Janet Fielding. At least there was someone on set who cared about not writing the companion out of character.
1 day, 7 hours ago on Davison Wants To See Doctor’s Daughter Spin-Off
@Supermoff, member of CATS We already have a (green) female Sherlock Holmes and she's awesome. Just give her a freaking show goddammit!
1 day, 8 hours ago on Davison Wants To See Doctor’s Daughter Spin-Off
What a great article! Congratulations.
To me, the intent of the writer is important. It doesn't change the fact that in both cases, the offense hurts, but there is a difference between an ignorant writer and a purposefully hurtful writer.
In TDTW&TW, I can believe it's an "unfortunate implication" situation. Woman=Uterus is a transphobic statement, but I think Moffat wasn't even thinking this had anything to do with transgender people.
I can still accept that Cassandra wasn't purposefully offensive. Very badly handled and full of stereotypes, but not meant to hurt. Plus, I loved that lady in Midnight! The future is cool.
What I cannot forgive is Greek Bearing Gift. I'm a self-declared ultimate fangirl of Toby Whithouse's writing, but dude got a serious problem to fix. This one is absolutely meant to mock. It doesn't even fit the script, the ""joke"" is shoehorned into the episode without making any sense. For a show as friendly to the LGB communities as Torchwood, and a character as progressive as Jack, that quote is surrealistic. If anyone in the Whoniverse should be fine with transgender identities, it's Captain Jack Harkness.
I hope we'll get a "proper" transgender character in the show. Elementary and Orange is the New Black have transgender female characters played by transwomen and those shows are doing just fine. I love Missy, and I'm happy if transgender people identify with her, but I think the show can do better to represent transgender people.
Again, a great article! Thank you.
2 days, 20 hours ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia
Michelle Gomez won, I'm fine with everything else!
4 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 1)
@DawnTime Great idea. I've always wanted to see an episode of Doctor Who stretched into a 3-hour-long movie. </rant>
5 days, 21 hours ago on Why A Doctor Who Movie Is A Good Idea
If you can name more than one TV show turned into a movie that was good, I might consider the idea. Ninja Turtles, Avatar the Last Airbender, Dragon Ball Z, Sex and the City, The Smurfs, half the Star Trek movies,... I think I've suffered enough. Please don't do this to Doctor Who.
Great article! Are we getting a similar article for RTD-written characters? That would be nice.
1/ The Eleventh Doctor
2/ Amy Pond
3/ River Song
4/ Rory Williams
5/ Clara Oswald
6/ Peter Capaldi
8/ Kate Stewart (not his character, but I like the way he writes her)
12/ Sally Sparrow
6 days, 21 hours ago on The 12 Best Written Moffat Characters
Deep Breath, Listen, flatline and the finale were my favorite stories this season. Moffat or Matthieson. I didn't enjoy MOTOE much. It was okay but nowhere near my top 50 or anything. So I guess my vote goes to the Moff.
1 week, 4 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #11: Writer
@YaelMoise @Clara Bosswald If he wants to write an episode and show it in theatres, fine, great even! I love watching Who on the big screen. Since he says "there's a big leap to be made" it means that he's not talking about a Day of the Doctor/Deep breath kind of thing but a "real" movie, which means outside of the continuity, or rebooted or whatever. And I'd rather watch Transformers 4 than that. Okay, maybe not Transformers 4, but you see my point. Watch The Last Airbender or Dragonball Evolution. There are good TV shows inspired by movies (Fargo, Battlestar Galactica) but movies inspired by TV shows are terrible (Avatar, Dragon ball Z, most Star Trek movies were terrible).
1 week, 4 days ago on Russell T Davies Interested in Writing A Doctor Who Movie
Errrr... no. Just no. Please, don't, ever.
1 week, 5 days ago on Russell T Davies Interested in Writing A Doctor Who Movie
Douglas Mackinnon and Paul Wilmshurst are among the greatest directors the show has ever had, but my vote goes to Rachel Talalay for her splendid work on the finale.
1 week, 6 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #10: Director
@Planet of the Deaf Holy cow. Thor stole his move in The Avengers!!!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Is the Doctor a Superhero?
@Russell T DaftDalek Then Superman isn't a superhero from a kryptonian perspective.
@Hirmien @Clara Bosswald If she leaves in episode 12 and episode 13 is about the Doctor dealing with her depature/loss/death/whatever, then okay - that kind of false advertising happens all the time to keep the suspense, but they're not ripping me from half a series with Clara. That's just cheap.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Is Clara Really in All of Series 9?
I don't mind the Moffaty lies. I guess it's his job. But if the BBC itself is lying, I'm seriously going to get p*ssed. Full series means Full series.
My vote goes to the clockwork droids. I enjoyed all three villains but I feel the droids story felt more original and refreshing. It was nothing like The Girl in the Fireplace. They were grittier and darker this time, with a greater sense of identity and more interesting questions. The Half-Faced man was masterfully played. I loved the Cybermen appearence too, in particular the body horror part of the episode, but their identity as monsters wasn't much explored, Missy was the focus. Into the Dalek was cool and interesting. Not much else to say.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #6: Returning Monster
@whisperman1 Like in the 60s, when they wrote an episode about a tenth planet in the solar system that disappeared then just came back and another one about carbone dioxyde causing the Earth to cool down. Doctor Who isn't sci-fi, it's fantasy really.
3 weeks ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Kill the Moon
@Typo42 "Magic Carrots" and 25% are non-white. Just noticing too.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Best of 2014 #2: Recurring Actor
Multi-Master story for the finale of series 9 to find Gallifrey. 13 Doctors to save it, many Masters to find it back. It's an acknowledgement of the anniversary but not too much of a big deal. Gomez, Simm and Jacobi would be great, and I think the guy who played the Sheriff of Nottingham could play Ainley's Master. No Delgado though. No one but Delgado can play Delgado.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Russell T Davies on New Who’s 10th Anniversary
@Mark McCullough It's kind of an unfair standard. Sherlock has three episodes every 2 years, Doctor Who has 13/14 every year. It's logical there are more Doctor Who episodes that you don't like... but yeah, series 3 of Sherlock was great. Difficult to choose
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Doctor Who Battles Sherlock in National Television Awards
I will vote for Doctor Who but my money is on Sherlock.
@Scribey @TheOncomingHurricane I'm going to guess and say that "No he's called Susan and he wants you to respect his life choices" didn't pass very well...
4 weeks ago on Being Human Director for Series 9
I love God Complex and A Town Called Mercy. Vampires of Venice was quite good too, it's just School Reunion I'm not a big fan of. I'd love Whitehouse back! Hell, I'd love him as next showrunner
@Captain Administrator @Doctavarium Part 2 felt a bit rushed at times but part 1 was slower than hell. It would have been improved if it had been 42 mins
@Doctavarium @LGwalchmai95 Not even Girl Who Waited?
@Malohkeh "Today, the winner of round six, The Time of the Doctor (after defeating The Snowmen) battles A Christmas Carol from round seven (after defeating Last Christmas)."
1 month ago on Festive Face-Off: The Time of the Doctor vs A Christmas Carol
@YaelMoise @Malohkeh Shona lives on her own so she is more independent. She's also more lonely, Rose would never have spent Christmas alone. She's a lot more geeky and caring about people.
1 month ago on Clara’s Fate & Series 9 (Spoilers)
First, people wanted Osgood as a companion, and I found her too gimmick-y. Then they wanted Journey Blue as a companion and I found her boring. Then came Saibra, Psi, Perkins... who were good, but never companion material for me. And now Shona. And guess what? I think she'd be freaking awesome. Is it what it feels like to agree with the majority? It's very nice.
1 month ago on Rate & Discuss Last Christmas
My only nitpick with this episode is that Clara's final exit might be disappointing. I hope Steven has the right idea in his head, because this final scene between the Doctor and an old Clara could have been perfect. It's going to be hard to top. I would just be gutted if Clara didn't get the ending she deserves. I trust the Moff but I'm still a bit disappointed that this wasn't the "true" ending.
@Doctavarium Christmas is Over the Moon @Clara Bosswald Either this one or "That's racist. That is elfist, And a bit hypocritical for someone of your height."
"There's a horror movie called Alien? That's really offensive, no wonder everyone keeps invading you!"
The Doctor helping old Clara to open the cracker like she did when he was Eleven was both beautiful and heartbreaking. My favorite scene in this superb episode.
@Mermeht So relieved Clara is staying but I hope Shona joins or is the next one. She's got the moves! That dance was amazing
OH MY GOD DON'T DO THIS TO ME EVER AGAIN. Holy cow!! I nearly died
@Planet of the Deaf @davidbrummy I think Day of the Doctor was expensive as hell.
1 month, 1 week ago on Why I Love… The Time of the Doctor
I love both, but Time is just in another league.
1 month, 1 week ago on Festive Face-Off: The Snowmen vs The Time of the Doctor
@supermoff It is but it isn't. Breaks my heart not to vote for The Snowmen, but Time wins, no question.
1 month, 1 week ago on Festive Face-Off: A Christmas Carol vs The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
@91 Queen of Evil Wha... What is wrong with you?
1 month, 1 week ago on Female Doctor Poll Results & A Case For
@SANTA-ran17 agent of C.L.A.R.A @LaraHarris Steve Thompson? W... What? I mean, that's the guy you're going with? In all of his DW stories, he wrote ONE female character that wasn't the companion (Saibra (and no, a bloody siren does not count)). I agree there are many writers who could do it, but I just fell off my chair when I read "Thompson" of all people in the world.
@LaraHarris I don't think we should disregard gender. In particular in a show about time travel, a female Doctor is bound to face misogyny if she travels in the past for example (although judging by some of the comments I've read about this, she would face a lot of sexism in our time too). I don't even know why you mention Whedon. The Russo Brothers did a better job at portraying Black Widow as a strong and capable agent in The Winter Soldier than he did in The Avengers. Buffy was great but Dollhouse was terrible. It depends. That's the problem with people. If they don't like a male character, they just dislike a character. If they dislike a female character, it's because she's a woman or a "weak female character". You're bound to hate some female characters, not because of their gender, but because you can't love everyone. Give male writers a tiny little bit more credit than that, they're not all misogynist a-holes.
@gunslinger19 Clara "You could be a queen" - The Doctor "A queen, yes! that would be good too". So A) Gender is fluid on Gallifrey and B) The Doctor is completely fine with it.
@LaraHarris @Teeth and Curls How is Day of the Doctor impossible to get with a female lead? It's about bravery, admitting you were wrong and work together to fix your mistakes. I fail to see how those traits are specific to men.
@jamesanash101, Agent of the C.O.M.P.A.N.I.O.N.S What's the name of that actress who plays Alice in Luther? Freaking Awesome.
Wow ! So great to see how series 8 helped people with the idea of a female Doctor ! I think it's a testament to the talent of Jenna and Michelle. Well done, girls!
I dunno what y'all talking about, "It's our Paris" is amazing. Missy looks perfect.
1 month, 1 week ago on Weird and Wonderful
@HeyProfessor @Clara Bosswald Because it reduces one of the best female characters in the history of the show to a screaming damsel in distress.
1 month, 1 week ago on 51 Years Later: 5 Ways to Make the Daleks Menacing Again
@Adric the Genius Would you say the same thing about the Doctor? "Don't make him regenerate in an emotionally charged scene, just make it happen in the middle of an episode like it doesn't matter". Love or hate Clara, but she deserves better than that, all companions do.
A lot of people are talking about the death of a companion. I'm not against it IF it fits the companion's arc! If Martha had died trying to save the world and protect her family, it would have been a respectful death of a great character. I love her exit as it is but it could have worked. What I don't want, is a character to be wasted just to prove a point. If the companion dies at the last minute when the Doctor thinks the battle is won, it's cheap, it's disrespectful for the character, the actor, and the fans of the character. And if this character is a woman (very probable since it's a companion's death) it will just add to the enormous pile of fridging in medias, and we have more than enough of those already.
@Malohkeh @Notsosmartguy Supernatural isn't even a great show :/ It's got some great episodes but overall, it has all the flaws of American TV shows (~20 episodes/season) that carry on for too long.
1 month, 1 week ago on Gatiss: I don’t see why people are so obsessed with ‘Wholock’
@Last christmas I gave you my kidneys... Parting of the Ways did that. A lot of religious terrorism undertones, and it worked perfectly in my opinion.