Clara Bosswald wants a Kate Stewart Spin-off
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@NotsoSmartguy Very true. I feel Moff was lucky John Hurt was interested in the role, he brings real gravitas to a character that could have been a disaster.
1 hour, 14 minutes ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@troughton who? @stargazer0118 ^^ THIS.
3 hours, 14 minutes ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@Planet of the Deaf Psi and Orson were my favorite! Psi could work as a companion, I think.
3 hours, 59 minutes ago on Jenny: A Future Companion
@Shane Michaels Freema is working for the Wachovskis' new series for Netflix. I wouldn't count on her return as Martha (kinda happy about that, I love Martha but Freema deserves a kick-*ss career)
4 hours, 35 minutes ago on Jenny: A Future Companion
@NotsoSmartguy No such thing in Doctor Who. Not even the Doctor as people tend to dislike some of his incarnations.
4 hours, 36 minutes ago on Jenny: A Future Companion
@The 4th Doctor @Mikeyboss182 Love&Monsters is great until the last 10 minutes or so (which are the only minutes everybody seems to remember)
6 hours, 48 minutes ago on Jenny: A Future Companion
@BJAMES @Clara Bosswald wants a Kate Stewart Spin-off Yes, that was obvious, but in-universe, you can deny it. It's not written in stone, unlike "The Doctor's Daughter". RTD probably rightly felt that it was a risky/controversial decision, so he blurred it, just like Moffat only showed the eye of the young Doctor in Listen. It's not like we had had an adventure with a child actor portraying the Doctor on Gallifrey. It's hard to explain, I don't mind it when it's a subtle reference to the Doctor's past, but a daughter companion is just too much.
7 hours, 39 minutes ago on Jenny: A Future Companion
Beside the fact that I didn't like Jenny, I really don't want a father-daughter in the TARDIS. I much prefer Vicki to Susan for this reason (and also because she has a less high-pitched voice when she screams but I digress). Give credit to The End of Time, it was never stated the woman was the Doctor's mother. It's up to the viewer to decide. I don't like the Doctor as a father, I don't like the Doctor as a family member, I mean it's just ridiculous, you meet his daughters, his mother, and you still don't know his bloody name. I just don't like it sorry :/
8 hours ago on Jenny: A Future Companion
I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. She feels like a Mary Sue to me, and not a cool Mary Sue like Super Heroes, a Bella Swan kind of Mary Sue. The Doctor's Daughter is in my bottom 5 episodes of NuWho, I can't say I want more of it.
8 hours, 18 minutes ago on Jenny: A Future Companion
@TheOncomingHurricane @Malohkeh @NightRises am I the only one who's a tiny bit disappointed by John Barrowman too ? I mean, I don't know how much input actors have in the scripts but it isn't an important line, it doesn't change the plot, and as a LGTB+ icon, I would have thought he would know better. Oh well...
21 hours, 46 minutes ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@Ottoman14 If you only consider NuWho, she has a lot more screen time than Jacobi. I try very hard to forget that the Master ate people at some point in their life, so It's two episodes for John Simm too. I honestly like her more than Ainsley, so only Delgado is still ahead of her for me.
21 hours, 31 minutes ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@TheOncomingHurricane @Malohkeh @NightRises I choose to believe that the horse had a complex non-binary gender identity as the idea of the Doctor misgendering someone is pretty sickening, but you're right.
21 hours, 56 minutes ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@Malohkeh She could help the Maitlands to tidy up their room ?
22 hours, 15 minutes ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@oozewho Jemma Redgrave as the Doctor. Why do you put such beautiful ideas in my mind ? It hurts.
22 hours, 32 minutes ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@NightRises "In my simple honest opinion I don't think John deserves to be called that." This is what we were talking about just below. Your opinion doesn't matter. Transgender people find it offensive : it is transphobia. End of the argument.
22 hours, 37 minutes ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@NightRises @TheOncomingHurricane Ugh. I am sorry but no.. "So stop with the transphobia name calling, it's exactly what John asked people to avoid." You stop, right here. Calling people out for their transphobia is not unfriendly. Transphobia is not an opinion. TheOncomingHurricane is trangender, she knows a lot more about transphobia than I, you or Mr Hussey do. White people don't get to decide what is or isn't racist, men don't get to decide what is or isn't sexist and cisgender people like myself don't get to decide what is or isn't transphobic or when it is appropriate to correct us. All we get to do is acknowledge our mistakes, apologize for them and work to do better in the future.
23 hours, 12 minutes ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@NightRises Would I find it strange if my grandfather suddenly turned into a woman ? Certainly, yes. Would I find it strange if my grandfather turned into superhot Matt Smith ? Jeez, I don't even want to start thinking about it. You can't apply human gender norms to time lords.
23 hours, 47 minutes ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@91 Queen of Evil @TheOncomingFish Agree but Black Widow isn't getting a solo movie, Captain Marvel is (the Carol Danvers one, not the male one).
23 hours, 56 minutes ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@TheOncomingFish I just want to clarify ; my argument below wasn't against a female Doctor. I believe the Doctor is a great role model for boys but a female Doctor would also be a great role model for girls. Providing non-toxic examples of masculinity for boys isn't more or less important than providing iconic female heroes for girls. Anyway, timelords are not transgender but genderfluid. The Doctor could always regenerate back into a man and be an inspiration for everyone, no matter your gender. I agree with everything else you said.
1 day ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@ElyotWren The line about a "man trapped inside a woman's body" made me sick too. Not an opinion and not okay.
23 hours, 52 minutes ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@Iris Wildthyme Humans don't conform to the Western gender binary.
23 hours, 51 minutes ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@Malohkeh @TheOncomingHurricane @voterassilon The reign of Terror is her worst. "No, I don't want to run, I have a headache" Yes, you'll definitely feel better after the guillotine.
1 day, 1 hour ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
About a female Doctor, I'm not really sure. Would I enjoy a female Doctor ? Absolutely. But I do love the fact that the Doctor is male. Boys have a lot more role models, fact, and girls deserve to have more, fact too. But there are a lot of problematic role models for men. "Tough" guys who don't mind killing people, who never speak to a relevant woman in their adventures,... The Doctor is generally a pacifist. It doesn't mean he's perfect, but most of the time, he will try to save the day without using violence and when he does use violence, he will often pay a very high price. The crushing majority of his companions are female, so he certainly values women's opinions. I think that's why Captain America is my favorite avenger. He doesn't want to kill Nazis, he doesn't want to kill anyone, he simply doesn't like bullies. In The Winter Soldier, he's surrounded by a woman (Black Widow) and two black men, one of whom is a superhero of his own (Falcon). It is really important for young boys to see that. So... Yes, I would love a female Doctor but I think a male Doctor can do a lot for feminism and gender representation too.
@voterassilon The fact that you included Susan and Peri as strong female characters is nothing short of hillarious. And there is no point denying that timelords are way cooler than humans/other races. It's just not the same.
@Antee991166 @MasterOfHandles I think we would need someone "famous". A bit like they cast Peter Davison who was already well-known to succeed Tom Baker. I won't believe people wouldn't turn in to watch Tilda Swinton save the world.
1 day, 2 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@Malohkeh @TheOncomingHurricane Am I the only one who likes this possibility more than the cisfemale Master one ? *Headcanon accepted*
There is no need to change iconic character’s genders if it just doesn’t add anything.
Easy to say when all iconic characters share your gender, don't you think ? It adds gender parity. It might be nothing for you, but it's a lot for other people.
With all my respect, I hate that "You don't want Lara Croft to be turned into a man, do you?" argument. Here is the difference between turning a female character into a man and turning a male character into a woman : the crushing majority of iconic characters are male. Mainly because there were created in a time when only men were seen as worthy of attention. And it has its consequences until today.
Look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe : Iron Man, Thor and Captain America all got their standalone movie. We're still moaning about a Black Widow movie. Same thing for DC ; the Dark Knight Trilogy, then Man of Steel and only now are we talking about movies for Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel.
Look at Doctor Who : The Doctor, The Master, Rassilon, Omega are the most powerful timelords of the mythology. The Rani is the only exception and her stories are not highly regarded.
New characters simply don't hold the same weight as iconic characters. If you want a comparison, it's like Christmas when you have two children. You give 2 gifts to your daughter and 6 gifts to your son. If you take one gift from your daughter and give it to your son, your daughter has every right to be upset. If you take one gift from your son and give it to your daughter, it's 3 gifts for her, 5 gifts for him. If he complains, he's just a whiny baby who need to stop thinking he's more worthy than his sister.
I can understand why someone would dislike Gomez' incarnation. I can understand why someone would disapprove the kisses. But this "The Master is male" thing is just exhausting. They are no longer. The Master is now female and all timelords are genderfluid, get on with it.
1 day, 3 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
I'm not sure I want to read this. Is it "Why I don't like Missy as the Master" or "Why I don't like a woman playing the Master" ?
1 day, 4 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@Exalos @TazminDaytime That's why we need Whitehouse to write for series 9. He's the only one I can think of who A) writes good stand-alone episodes and B) has experience as showrunner.
1 day, 5 hours ago on Moffat on His Series 8 Worries
@Shane Michaels Haha, I was indeed going to like your comment until I read that line about Gatiss XD. His series 7/8 stuff were really great for me.
1 day, 9 hours ago on Moffat on His Series 8 Worries
@grumpyoldcow Hopefully, a nice little Christmas tale will be more for your taste :)
@Polyphase Doctor Who will always split opinions, it's in the nature of the show. Take something like NCIS or any CBS procedural ; if you like episode one, you will like episodes 2,3,4.. and 23. If you hate ep 1, you will probably hate every single other episode. It's basically always the same storyline. DW has so many different episodes ; just because you like Eleventh Hour doesn't mean you will like The Waters of Mars, or Blink or Human Nature.
2 days, 2 hours ago on With a Doctor this Dark, Who Needs Enemies?
Things I like about Series 8 :
- The Doctor's relationship with Clara : wonderful. Somehow they manage to have a very equal relationship, similar to Ten/Donna, but in a much softer way. Jenna and Peter have the best chemistry. Their scenes together could save the least entertaining episodes.
- The Doctor himself. Frankly, I'm not sure I would call him dark. He's simply an introvert. He doesn't say much about his feelings but it makes his soft moments all the more beautiful. Maybe that's why I failed to connect with the Tenth Doctor sometimes. As most introvert people, I can find extroverts a bit... exhausting. In particular when both main characters are so full of energy/shouty as in series 4. Ten wore his feelings on his sleeve, Twelve has just as many emotions, he just keeps them to himself. He's quite a controlfreak himself...
- it was consistent. The writing was generally outstanding : Deep Breath, Listen, Flatline and the finale were highlights. ITFOTN is the only episode I would call weak, and even that one has its charm somehow.
- The character arcs. The Doctor asking "Am I a Good Man?" , the evolution of his relationship with Clara and of course, Danny. In a series so full of lies and deceptions, he is the only one who stayed true to himself. He was quite unapologetic about the way he felt towards the Doctor. His officer speech to the Doctor was a highlight of Death In Heaven.
- Clara's life at home. The RTD era had too many scenes at home. I can't bear the sight of Jackie Tyler and the Powell Estate anymore. The Smith era didn't have enough - it was kind of the point in series 5, but I wish we had had a bit more of it in series 6. Series 8 nailed it for me. A couple scenes in every episode before going on an adventure and one episode about her borring little wonderful human life.
- Clara Who : I'd watch the heck out of that show.
- UNIT and Missy. Please give me my NuPertwee era ! And a spin-off about Kate. Thank you very much.
Things I liked a bit less
- The plot arc : Until Dark Water, I couldn't have cared less about Missy. The plot didn't go foward, the same scene over and over again (Missy/Seb welcoming someone to heaven). The character arcs kept me hooked though, so it wasn't a huge problem.
- I wish we had had a bit more of Danny. I really liked his character and I wish he had been given more material before the finale (same criticism as the plot arc : same lines over and over again about being a soldier, and officers and blablabla...)
Aaaand... that's it really. Overall a very strong a consistent series. Loved it and can't wait for Christmas !
2 days, 3 hours ago on With a Doctor this Dark, Who Needs Enemies?
I love stats! Thanks for this great article supermoff!
3 days, 3 hours ago on Series 8: A Numbery-Wumbery Breakdown
@supermoff @NotsoSmartguy As someone studying to become a maths teacher, I thought this was perfectly explained (and stats in English are much harder for me). Well done :)
3 days, 2 hours ago on Series 8: A Numbery-Wumbery Breakdown
Top Five stories to celebrate ?
An Unearthly Child
The Edge of Destruction
first Doctor, Ian and Barbara remain one of my favorite TARDIS crews.
Such a beautiful relationship. I hope M. Russel gets a cameo next
series. Happy 90th Birthday!
3 days, 11 hours ago on Happy Birthday, William Russell
@Clara Laurinda Ian&Barbara were so gorgeous, it is hard to focus on the plot.
3 days, 10 hours ago on Happy Birthday, William Russell
@Deceiving Whovians & Torturing them Vigorously My bet, TWORS and The Series 3 finale will end up last by a considerable margin on this poll but will do better with the scoring.
4 days, 5 hours ago on Finale Face-Off (Series 1-8)
@Allonsy What is it that you hated so much about TNOTD if you don't mind me asking ?
I would really like to see how the results would differ if we were to give a score out of ten for every finale instead of just picking one.
@TheNightmareChild It would be either The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone or The Beast Below. Overall I think TTOA/FAS is a better story but TBB is more underrated, even by the Moff himself, it's the script he's the least proud of. He called it a mess. It is not flawless but I am rather fond of it.
Amy: Amazing though, don't you think? The Star Whale. All that pain and misery and loneliness, and it just made it kind.
Doctor: But you couldn't have known how it would react.
Amy: You couldn't. But I've seen it before. Very old and very kind, and the very, very last. Sound a bit familiar?
4 days, 5 hours ago on Moffat’s Best Monsters, Tricks & Stories (So Far)
This is so, so hard. Please forgive me Missy, I had to go for the series 5 finale.
4 days, 6 hours ago on Finale Face-Off (Series 1-8)
My Top 10 Moffterpieces:
1. The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon
2. A Good Man Goes to War
4. The Day of the Doctor
5. Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead
6. The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances
7. The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang
8. Death in Heaven/Dark Water
10. The Time of the Doctor
4 days, 8 hours ago on Moffat’s Best Monsters, Tricks & Stories (So Far)
At least one more series Moff! Please! Jenna and Peter are perfect together.
4 days, 12 hours ago on Moffat Can’t Confirm Jenna Coleman for Series 9
1. The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang
2. Dark Water/Death in Heaven
3. Parting of the Ways
4. The Name of the Doctor
I can understand why someone would hate you but I love you anyway:
5. Utopia/Sound of Drums/Last of the Timelords
6. The Wedding of River Song
Okay. Fine. Whatever.
7. Army of Ghosts/Doomsday
Why do you even exist ?
8. The Stolen Earth/Journey's End.
4 days, 16 hours ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 8
Happy Birthday Steven ! Thank you for the wonderful series 8.
4 days, 16 hours ago on Happy Birthday, Steven Moffat!
@Who is the Doctor @The Finn @Malohkeh The woman lost her boyfriend, saw him turned into a cyberman, had to deactivate his feeling herself and watched him as he basically committed suicide. I say she has good reasons not to believe in impossible heroes anymore.
5 days, 2 hours ago on Doctor Who TV Readers’ Final Series 8 Episode Ranking
@ItsSmallerOnTheOutside You loved KTM and yet you gave it 7.5? Your marking is harsh XD
5 days, 3 hours ago on Doctor Who TV Readers’ Final Series 8 Episode Ranking
@The Finn @supermoff, chief of the statistics police @ilyootha As far as I'm concerned, he doesn't have to redeem himself but I would love an episode set in Sweden.
5 days, 4 hours ago on Doctor Who TV Readers’ Final Series 8 Episode Ranking