I read too many comics and watch far too much television for my own good. DW/Person of Interest/Sherlock/Ms.Marvel/Thor/Spider-Woman/CaptainMarvel/CaptainAmerica.
@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.
3 hours, 40 minutes ago on Female Doctor Poll Results & A Case For
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!
4 hours, 55 minutes ago on Female Doctor Poll Results & A Case For
I dunno what y'all talking about, "It's our Paris" is amazing. Missy looks perfect.
22 hours, 30 minutes 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 day, 1 hour 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.
1 day, 3 hours ago on 51 Years Later: 5 Ways to Make the Daleks Menacing Again
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.
1 day, 4 hours ago on 51 Years Later: 5 Ways to Make the Daleks Menacing Again
@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 day, 6 hours 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.
@Christoph1337 I have more issues with the plunger than the voice. I mean, kuddos to the showrunner who will dare change the basic design of the Daleks, God help you, but that thing is ridiculous.
@Malohkeh @Clara Bosswald Oh yes! Barbara driving through the Daleks is amazing. Not a huge fan of The Dalek Invasion of Earth but it did have a couple great moments like that one.
1 day, 5 hours ago on 51 Years Later: 5 Ways to Make the Daleks Menacing Again
Frankly, the Daleks are as menacing now as they're ever gonna get for me. Asylum had a great concept with a lot of body and psychological horror. Into the Dalek did something new but very classic at the same time. Good old base under siege story but with an extra-twist. I don't see the point of killing a companion to make them "more menacing". That's a cheap trick. It can work with supporting characters like Osgood, or hated ones like Adric, but wasting a fully-developed companion would be stupid.
Maybe do it without reducing one of the best female characters in the history of the show to a screaming damsel in distress. I know it's an iconic shot, but that picture of Barbara annoys me every time I see it.
Those polls have been quite easy so far (at least for me). No whining from the Doctor, no flesh-eating Master, some very funny jokes ("I'm going to get killed by a Christmas tree") Christmas Invasion wins.
2 days, 1 hour ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs The Christmas Invasion
@supermoff It's not *bad* but it's a strange place to start reading Doctor Who books. Touched by an Angel or the recent War Doctor book are much, much better IMHO.
2 days, 2 hours ago on 10 Last Minute Christmas Gifts for a Special Whovian
@ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @TheOncomingHurricane @Clara Bosswald The artwork in Ten's series is more than decent. It's quite good I find. Twelve's is bad. Clara is too young and too tall and too skinny, and just wrong. Even Peter doesn't look good. It's not as bad as Eleven's but still.
2 days, 3 hours ago on 10 Last Minute Christmas Gifts for a Special Whovian
@ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. Do we know who is the artist on this series? I don't mean to be rude but the artwork in the Eleventh Doctor series is just dreadful :/
@TheOncomingFish Yes, the two-part opener was quite dark too with the Doctor ordering the human race to basically commit genocide without even realizing. Girl Who Waited and God Complex were really dark too. S6 and the S4 specials felt a lot darker than everything in series 8. They just had a lovely "boyfriend Doctor" to make it all look nicer.
2 days, 4 hours ago on Last Christmas Allegedly “Too scary” for Kids
Does it make me a selfish person if I buy those posters for myself?
2 days, 5 hours ago on 10 Last Minute Christmas Gifts for a Special Whovian
@supermoff Yup, he was thinking about Peter as the Doctor, hence the male pronouns
2 days, 9 hours ago on Last Christmas Allegedly “Too scary” for Kids
@ahunter8056 @NumberNine @The_Connosaurus I think 7 seasons was too much for Tom Baker. You can have too much of a great thing.
2 days, 23 hours ago on Last Christmas Advance Review
@Father Doctavarium Christmas Rings of Akhaten received a very, very mixed reception after its original broadcast but some parts of the fandom absolutely love it. You can't talk about it on this website without the words "criminally underrated" appearing in less than a minute. I'm pretty sure there's a R.I.N.G.S organization too.
3 days, 3 hours ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
This sounds awesome. I'm not sure I can avoid over hype this time. Is it bad that Doctor Who is what I'm most excited about for Christmas?
3 days, 1 hour ago on Last Christmas Advance Review
The End of Time for me. It has its flaws, huge flaws, but overall it's a much stronger script than VOTD. I hate Ten's whining and Simm's Master is over the top in this one (and I'm a fan of Missy...) but Wilf is great and I loved seeing a bit more of Gallifrey.
3 days, 2 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs Voyage of the Damned
@Last christmas I gave you my kidneys... @Clara Bosswald I didn't count The Next Doctor as I felt that one was very Christmassy but you're right. There's a (tiny) bit more variety than that
3 days, 4 hours ago on The Christmas Conundrum
@DaveSJH Actually the girl was called Anabelle. Not that it changes anything to the awkwardness of the scene but...
3 days, 4 hours ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
I don't really understand the point of defending shaky science in Doctor Who. It's not Star Trek. Kill the Moon wasn't about geology, it was about trust and hard decisions. The End of the World wasn't about the life span of our planet but about watching everything you love die. Asylum of the Daleks wasn't about Cyborgs, it was about loosing everything that makes you human. I don't watch Doctor Who to learn anything about science.
3 days, 6 hours ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
I wasn't a huge fan of this episode, but I'm glad Moffat is defending it. Our fandom can be harsh as hell and Boyce received a lot of hate for his episode.
I love Christmassy Who (that's totally a word, I don't know what you're talking about). TDTW&TW's flaws were not because of its festive tone. Sentient trees are boring, that's all. The parts that worked best were about Madge, trying not to ruin Christmas for her kids despite the fact that their father had died. It was sad and sweet and beautiful. The last scene with the Ponds is also great "It's Christmas you moron!".
I don't understand the criticism about "putting the Christmassy tone before the plot". I feel Moffat's Christmas specials are both more Christmassy and more varied (Love story+Time Travel, Family story+Space Travel, Alien Invasion of Earth set in Victorian London and War on a distant planet). RTD's non-Christmassy episodes could all be sumarized by "Aliens are invading modern day London on Christmas day".
4 days ago on The Christmas Conundrum
Not a huge fan of VOTD, but I absolutely despise The Next Doctor. Easy vote. VOTD has some great moments even if the overall plot is a whole bunch of meh.
1. The Runaway Bride
2. Voyage of the Damned
3. Christmas Invasion
4. The Next Doctor
4 days, 2 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: Voyage of the Damned vs The Next Doctor
@Planet of the Deaf @Polyphase I like David, I really do, but this guy is not meant to fight with a sword in his pyjamas. He just isn't. Peter looked more impressive with a spoon.
5 days, 1 hour ago on Festive Face-Off: The Christmas Invasion vs The Runaway Bride
The Christmas Invasion's biggest flaw was its treatment of Mickey for me. His character never got any attention until series 2. He can hack the army's servers in this episode, you'd think with skills like that he could get a kick-ass job, become a hero of his own. But no. He is just a mean for Rose and later, the Doctor to be the heroes. Dude hacks the army, nobody looks impress, nobody thanks him, in fact he is the one thanking the Doctor for saving the day, and then he goes back to working in that garage with a sh*tty pay.
@YaelMoise @Clara Bosswald River-centric series... Okay, now you're talking.
6 days, 1 hour ago on “Jack & River Returns Would Have to be Seismic” – Moffat
@YaelMoise If Eccleston didn't come back for the 50th anniversary, I don't see him doing Big Finish. David Tennant and Matt Smith are far too busy with their own respective career. So... Frankly all they could get would be Tennant's companions, I think.
@Hibernus I did say I thought they wouldn't work. Awkward relationships can be fun, but I just don't see this one happening. I could be wrong, maybe it would be great, but it's not like I'm super excited by the prospect.
I can't really see Jack working with Peter's Doctor. Like... nope, doesn't work. Same for River, her chemistry with Matt's Doctor was so beautiful, I'm really not sure I would like to see her with Peter, or any other Doctor for that matter. I will say though, both character could very easily appear in a UNIT spin-off or even a Pater Noster Gang spin-off for River (like Martha in Torchwood). We need this spin-off so badly.
@VictorWong1 @YaelMoise Funny how people complain about cheap cameos for Monsters (like Cybermen in Closing Time) but think it would be a great idea for beloved characters.
6 days, 7 hours ago on “Jack & River Returns Would Have to be Seismic” – Moffat
@Huknar Well, that's the thing with Clara : she wants both and she can't (even if she's convinced of the contrary). She thinks she can go on an adventure on Wednesday and keep on living her life like nothing happened.
6 days, 21 hours ago on Moffat Explains “Clara Who”
Poor Danny indeed :(
6 days, 22 hours ago on Moffat Explains “Clara Who”
@Rani Nose I don't think Peter would leave after only two series. I mean I'm 100% on board for the female Doctor, but Peter deserves to stay longer.
1 week, 1 day ago on Poll: A Female Doctor
@Notsosmartguy Agent of C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S. I think Moffat's true agenda is to make every main character Scottish.
@supermoff wants Clara in Series 9 for Christmas! @Ottoman14 I can understand some criticisms about Moffat, but his casting decisions are always perfect. He turned Benedict Cumberbatch into a superstar. Martin Freeman is now The Hobbit. Karen Gillan has starred in Oculus, Selfie and Guardians of the Galaxy since she left the show. Matt Smith signed for three Terminator movies. The man can spot talent.
@Mark McCullough Clara "You could be a queen" - Doctor "A queen, that would be good too"
@MikeUK2011 You do know there are women who have ex-wives too, right?
@Proctor Hugh We've had 12 (arguably 13) white Doctors. Would you call a black/Asian Doctor a gimmick?
@Notsosmartguy Agent of C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S. She is not lady Thor, she is Thor!
You have no idea how much I hate the idea that everybody can identify with a straight-white-male hero but anything that strays from that is for some targeted demographic.
@The Genie, Agent of JACKIE @awkward91 Maybe girls would enjoy a role model who doesn't have to prove her value to be respected? Maybe women enjoy being respected by default, like men are, not only after proving their value to help men become heroes. Women have to win your respect, men receive it by simply being alive.
@The Genie, Agent of JACKIE That sounds like Doctor Who II, which wouldn't be fair for the current Doctor. I would much, much rather have a spin-off about Kate or the Paternoster Gang. Spin-off are supposed to be different from the main show, not a rip-off.
This looks so unusual for a Christmas special ! None of them was the tiniest bit scary. I trust Moffat to give me nightmares on Christmas Day
1 week, 3 days ago on Last Christmas TV Trailer Breakdown
@DocWhoFan @Malohkeh @Romanadvoratrelundar is looking for Gallifrey I dunno... Samuel Anderson didn't have a lot of good material to work with until the finale and Listen was one of his strongest performance. He did great, I don't see why we would have needed another actor
1 week, 3 days ago on Moffat on Orson Pink Mystery