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With all due respect, I'm not going to lose any sleep over whether or not your take me seriously
2 hours, 52 minutes ago on Poll: Is Clara Overshadowing the Doctor?
@Luna23 @Ottoman14 With all due respect, if you do believe that the Doctor should always be played by young men with entertaining hair, then you are thick and unimaginative- you've certainly been watching the wrong show. This is a show with a proud legacy, it isn't something for tumblr fangirls to own and fuss over.
If you have genuine concerns about how the 12th Doctor is being written, that's fair play. But I wasn't talking about those people, if you read my comment
16 hours, 7 minutes ago on Who is the Twelfth Doctor?
I voted yes, but I'm not gonna bother trying to argue the case here
16 hours, 10 minutes ago on Poll: Is Clara Overshadowing the Doctor?
@Stradiwhovius @Ottoman14 Those are classics, especially the first one you mentioned :P
1 day, 2 hours ago on Death in Heaven Official Synopsis
@Notsosmartguy's got no strings on him @Ottoman14 @supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. Yep, I'd say about 95% of guys are sexist. It's not a laughing matter though, it's a problem with society and how we raise children.
1 day, 3 hours ago on Neil Gaiman on Hopes for Capaldi Episode
@measkren @Ottoman14 But that's the beauty of it. Eccleston's goofyness was just a mask, you could see the sadness in his eyes. He played the PTSD thing like a pro.
1 day, 3 hours ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”
Sounds very exciting, but they've got to stop saying 'greatest challenge'. It's getting old. Be creative with the use of language
1 day, 3 hours ago on Death in Heaven Official Synopsis
It is genuinely upsetting to me that there are some (some) people out there who are so thick and unimaginative that they just want constant clones of David Tennant and Matt Smith as the Doctor. Anyone with (as Moffat puts it) 'entertaining hair', under 30. It's actually depressing. It's one of those things that makes me want to bang my head against a wall until I get knocked out, like people's obsession with the X factor. Why is this generation so shallow?
Capaldi? He's already in my top 3, and will probably get to number 1. His only competition for me is Eccleston.
1 day, 3 hours ago on Who is the Twelfth Doctor?
@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @Ottoman14 It's not utterly ridiculous and asinine criticism just because you don't accept the criticism
1 day, 19 hours ago on Neil Gaiman on Hopes for Capaldi Episode
@Notsosmartguy's got no strings on him @Ottoman14 @supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. Well I like him as a writer too, but from what I've read of the stuff he's on record as saying, I think he is a sexist person. I don't mean a misogynist, I mean an unconscious sexist. Most men are sexist without realising it. It's about gender roles and socialisation. It's not an unfair criticism to make of him
@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. It's not an utterly ridiculous claim, have you seen the sort of comments he was making before he became head writer? I actually read an interview with him from 2004 the other day in which he was stupid/ignorant enough to suggest middle aged men are disadvantaged in society. What worries me is the fact his fans seem to think that Moffat is beyond criticism. Nobody is beyond criticism. Everyone has their flaws. If you dare to suggest Mr. Moffat is sexist, you are accused of trolling, which is childish and a bit sad.
@MrRazza has regenerated into Hippy 12 I can't even remember the story, that's how little I think of The Doctor's Wife. How it became some sort of fan favourite is beyond me. Wasn't it about the TARDIS in human form?
I'm going to assume this episode is lame, so then I can only be pleasantly surprised. In any case this has been my least anticipated episode of the series for ages. So long as it's at least 'good' and doesn't completely derail the quality of this series I'll be pleased
2 days, 16 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review
I would rather watch Peter Capaldi's Doctor painting a wall for an hour than watch an episode of 'Clara Who'. If I met somebody in real life like her- a compulsive liar, extremely shallow and prefers appearances over substance, egotist, relentless optimist, annoying giggly teenage girl type quality, I would throw up on the spot. There is something extremely immature about her character.
The 12th Doctor is the most mysterious and intriguing incarnation we've had since Ecclestone, but as this article points out he is made to be the anti hero while our beloved compulsive lying Clara is the moral conscience of the story. This has lead to some confusion where I as a viewer don't know who to support. It's supposed to be Clara but I find her so annoying I simply can't.
I can't help but feel that Capaldi should have left Clara on the spaceship in Into the Dalek and let Journey Blue become the new companion. No giggly immature compulsive lying from her- just a straightforward, honest, knows right from wrong badass companion. That's the dynamic that would have suited Capaldi's Doctor.
3 days, 2 hours ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”
No she's the human companion and he's the 2000 year old alien, they are completely different, it's only double standards if you lack imagination
3 days, 18 hours ago on 2nd Opinion: Flatline
Both are exceptionally strong episodes, but for me it's Flatline by a country mile
3 days, 18 hours ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline
@the Doctor's euphonium Well I don't like Clara because of her entire personality. I can't stand the constant chirpiness of her. The way she goes 'hows you' on the phone in a high pitched voice to Danny is extremely irritating. The way she gets angry when other people don't do as she wants them to do. Control freak. Threatens the Doctor with physical violence- not cool, and it should not be promoted on television.
The Doctor on the other hand is cold and offensive but the audience expect him to be that way. Tom Baker was cold and offensive. And he was pretty much the defining Doctor.
3 days, 22 hours ago on 2nd Opinion: Flatline
Hmmm, not too keen on the idea that the last episode can be watched early. But then again, Deep Breath was aired early and that didn't cause many problems (arguably because loads of people had seen the leaked version anyway)
4 days, 19 hours ago on Watch Death in Heaven Early
@sontaran17 @Ottoman14 Well I don't think anyone has been particularly hyped for this episode. It was actually Moffat who described this as an 'instant classic'... who knows
4 days, 23 hours ago on Next Time: In the Forest of the Night
RIP Lynda Bellingham. You made your mark on this earth
5 days, 3 hours ago on R.I.P. Lynda Bellingham
Wow, they're really not advertising this well are they? I've accidentally fallen asleep during both of the trailers. I really hope the actual episode is good, because we haven't had a single bad episode of this entire series!
5 days, 3 hours ago on Next Time: In the Forest of the Night
Capaldi's speech at the end literally gave me chills it was that good
5 days, 17 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline
@troughton who? @Ottoman14 I agree that 2 episodes is not a sufficient CV, but Moffat is clearly preparing him as a potential successor since he was originally only asked to do one script & Flatline was so well received by Moffat that he commissioned another one. If Moffat gives him a further 2 episodes for Series 9, and they are as well received as these have been, that's quite a solid record to propel him to the top job.
5 days, 22 hours ago on Doctor Who Extra: Flatline
@MrRazza's normal account is messing around @Ottoman14 @sontaran17 @The Living Angel / is Regenerating Exactly, I for one would put the decline down to competition with X Factor and the time of year
5 days, 22 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@tom colman My opinion isn't a fact, and neither is yours. From my personal experience I've known a lot of Pertwee/Baker era fans who stopped watching under Smith and have started watching again because Capaldi exemplifies what they see as a true Doctor, and I've also met a few Thick of it fans (funnily enough) who have started watching the show because of Capaldi
5 days, 23 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@Zeldazelda Well I know a lot of people who have watched Doctor Who since the Petwee and Baker days, and also a lot of people who have watched it since the revival (like me). The thing I hear a LOT is that the Clara subplot is tedious, and that the emphasis on Clara is not good. Quite the contrary- it's the casual viewers, not the super fans, who want more Doctor and less Clara
@ Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. @dewyjns With all the age comments you'd think Capaldi was 70 or something. I mean geez he's only 50 something, it's a bit depressing that 50 is considered old in a society where the average person will live into their 80s and 90s.
@The Living Angel / is Regenerating @Ottoman14 "I wish that the figures were not posted, it just encourages trolls and
Moffat haters to jump up and scream told you so, told you so, like the
annoyances that they are"
You know what I meant by 'people like you'. I mean the deniers. & we didn't just enter the modern world in 2014. People could have watched series 5 or 6 or 7 on catch up. So why are the ratings bad now?
I'm just saying this is an important point we need to look at, and it doesn't help when people like you call anyone who worries about it 'moffat haters' and 'trolls', 'annoyances'.
@sontaran17 @Ottoman14 @The Living Angel / is Regenerating Why has this phenomena occurred in 2014? Iplayer and playback has been around for years. I'm sorry but it's not a good enough reason to say that times are changing- there is clear decline here & it's not unreasonable to be worried about it
@The Living Angel / is Regenerating And then there are people like you who sit there and see the falling viewing figures and say that nothing is wrong. It's as if you don't really like the show or care about it's future.
The truth is, people who say 'the show is finished, it's gonna be cancelled' are idiots, and the people who say 'nothing is wrong. anyone who says something is wrong are idiots' are also idiots
6 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
Ever since Moffat took over, nobody has really been an obvious successor. The options were quite dire. Series 6 and 7 had a few good episodes but they weren't 'excellent'. And then came along Mr Mathieson, who is by far the most impressive new blood the show has seen since Phil Ford (who bathed in the glory of Waters of Mars and then lurked in the shadows for 5 years, so clearly not interested in the top job)
I hope Moffat leaves at the end of Series 9 and appoints Mathieson as the successor.
6 days ago on Doctor Who Extra: Flatline
@JustinTurnbull I like the theory floating around that Missy is quite literally something like the Grim Reaper, and because the Doctor cheated death on Trenzalore she was robbed of one of her most anticipated deaths. Hence, she has become obsessed and deranged and is setting up a plan to inflict maximum revenge
6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
Well that's one beautiful cat, with its magnificent striped coat.
But this trailer really doesn't inspire me. Moffat says this will be an 'instant classic'- we'll see. In theory it sounds good but not earth-shatteringly good
6 days ago on Next Time: In the Forest of the Night
Uh, no, it's not a fact that people don't like Capaldi's Doctor. Do you think people are idiots who just want constant Matt Smith clones as the Doctor?
6 days, 1 hour ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
I'm interested to see why it dropped so much. They didn't advertise this episode very well- focusing on Clara as the main character. Nobody except a minority of super geeky fans online want to see Clara as the main character. But it was advertised as such, & clearly people missed out on a really great episode
10/10, best episode of the series, thoroughly engaging throughout
6 days, 2 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
@ Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. @Ottoman14 @MR-X I was just agreeing with Mr. X here
1 week ago on ‘Doctor Who’ or ‘Clara Who?’
@MR-X In the real world nobody is going 'damn, Clara is such a brilliant character, I'm so glad the show is focusing on her'. You get that on fan websites like this one, but you don't get that in real life
I just prefer the old Doctor Who where the Doctor was mysterious and by far the most dominant character in the room, where the companion's role is to articulate what the audience members as ordinary human beings would react to the given situation. Now I can tell some people are going to say, the Doctor is still mysterious. Well it takes away from his character, the fact that some ordinary, unimportant human Clara has been in his timeline and saved him thousands of times, that some ordinary, unimportant human Clara has influenced him as a child.
I want Clara to leave ASAP so the 12th Doctor can finally have 100% of the spotlight, because I fall asleep whenever it's just Clara on the screen but Capaldi commands my full attention.
That artwork is a massive improvement on the Deep Breath one, which
always struck me as a bit awkward. I love the clockwork, the Cyber troll
stare, Capaldi's eyes!
I really hope that's Capaldi's left leg, not his right.
1 week ago on The Complete Eighth Series DVD Extras
I prefer Orson to Danny because they're a solemness about him that I like, so I'd be happy for him to come back in the future. Danny, I kind of hope he'll actually perish in the finale, it would be a reality check. More probably he'll end up semi-converted as a Cyberman so he's 'immortal'. It would fit with the whole soldier narrative. Cybermen would see him as a good soldier for their armies
1 week, 1 day ago on Anderson on Series 8 Finale, Danny Future
I'm liking the Gold music in the background
1 week, 1 day ago on Flatline Clip
"Moffat felt he had started to turn the Cybermen into a bit of a joke at times, so “I wanted to do a proper scary one”"
10 points to Moffat
1 week, 1 day ago on Details on Episodes 9-12 of Series 8
@ Notsosmartguy @Ottoman14 @NineTenElevenTwelve Look all I said was that I find the character of Clara annoying, exemplified in this instance by the fact she is laughing at the fact the TARDIS has shrunk instead of worrying about it. To the casual viewer who doesn't follow Doctor Who, how the heck are they supposed to take it seriously if the companion can't?
1 week, 2 days ago on Flatline Clip
@Gustaff Agreed... KTM didn't really live up to the hype. TFOP was deeply, deeply moving... that's what I call a real impossible choice, not a Moffat era impossible choice where everything always turns out to be OK
The only worrying thing about the OP Cybermen is how unbeatable they are. The gold thing in the 80s was a bit ridiculous but at least it served as their Achilles Heel... still, I'm confident Moffat will come up with an interesting idea to defeat them.
1 week, 2 days ago on Dark Water Official Synopsis
@VictorWong1 I hear that complaint a lot- that the Cybermen are treated as just robotic machines. But honestly, is that really such a bad thing? The whole point of the Cybermen is that they replaced so much of themselves that they are no longer human. It's the nth result, becoming walking computers bent on converting others.
The 80s Cybermen were more true to the 'cyborg' element, somewhere in between humanity and machines, but the 80s Cybermen were about as scary as Mr Bean. The cold, mechanical stare of the 60s and (dare I say it) New Who Cybermen are much more frightening
I think this adds more fuel to the fire for the theory that the Cybermen are converting the dead. 3W will be an organisation where your consciousness is uploaded to 'the Nethersphere' so you think you've gone to heaven. In real life your physical form has been converted into Cybermen. The only thing that I'm still curious about is where Missy fits into the picture. What is in it for her to ally with the Cybermen? Perhaps she is just a virtual representation of a Cyber controller in the Nethersphere.
@Old Floridian @Ottoman14 Can't you spend your time better than trying to put words in my mouth?
@Scootersfood has 66 Seconds to live... @Ottoman14 Oh I don't know, yeah clearly if the laws of physics were being messed with around me and I had absolutely no idea what was going on, I would be bursting out laughing, in hysterics, because it's so funny, not at all frightening, is it?
@NineTenElevenTwelve @Ottoman14 ... no.... I never said there was a rule that all companions need to have the same reaction to certain situations?