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@Seaborn W Deadman Don't forget, the Doctor is an alien, so we can't expect him to have the same standards of morality as we do.
4 days, 23 hours ago on Listen Spoiler-Free Review
@nicktkh Unfortunately there's people who refuse to at least try sitting through the reconstruction.
2 weeks ago on Top Post-Regeneration Stories (11-6)
@ar2261 Moffat wants to know the first time it was stated outright, probably for reference. Don't forget, "Rose" is most definitely NOT the first episode.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Moffat: Who says the Doctor is NOT human?
@Polyphase While I don't think it was stated until then, the Doctor and Susan are shown to be telepathic in The Sensorites, so that might count.
@Sophie4318 Hold up, he's not trying to justify the Doctor being human, he wants to know when it was first stated OUTRIGHT that the Doctor is not a human being. Which I suppose would be The War Games, but it was obvious before then with the Doctor's telepathy.
@edoe101 The length of the story works because they were meant to be seen one episode a week. While watching it all in one go is mighty tempting (and something which I have done), I agree, the longer stories drag a little if you watch them all at once. Best to space them out a little, even if only an hour break every three episodes or something.
2 months ago on Are Longer Stories Better? Five Classics
With longer stories, there's time to actually bother to write the characters well (something missing in the New Series), both the main characters and the villains (Kevin Stoney is one of the reasons the Invasion is so good)
It's been very, very clear from the very beginning, that the Doctor is NOT a hero. Heck, he didn't even become protagonist for a long time! He kidnapped his first two companions, committed over 30 counts of genocide or attempted genocide onscreen, manipulated his friends on several occasions for the "bigger picture", interfered countless times in history despite claiming that it cannot and must not be changed, and refused to show mercy upon people who ask for it.
To someone who's only watched the new series, he or she might get the impression that the Doctor is the hero of the story, but he's not, and he never has been. The Doctor is an alien, with alien motivations and ideologies, who needs human companions to temper him and keep him from going bad, like so many of his race.
2 months, 1 week ago on Is the Doctor a Good Man?
They are overused.
Although what would be even more of a huge shock, while waiting years to re-use the overused daleks and cybermen, would be to say, re-introduce an enemy that hasn't appeared for over 20 or 30 years, in a well written story.
2 months, 1 week ago on Are the Big Enemies Being Overused?
I like the theory I've seen somewhere that because Gallifreyans are completely genetically engineered (looms are an amazing idea), the Doctor could be half-human on his mothers side, but engineered to be almost entirely Gallifreyan (lizard-mammal hybrids don't work too well in theory).
2 months, 1 week ago on The Doctor: Half-Human on his Mother’s Side?
i would really like to go back to the 30-minutes, every week, all year format, if it could be done with writers who actually could write stories with the high quality seen in Seasons 1-12.
2 months, 1 week ago on Is the Current Format a Serial Killer?
I suppose while it wasn't outright stated until Spearhead From Space (in which he is shown to have two hearts and his blood isn't recognizable as blood), it's definitely implied by the regenerations, and by Susan's telepathic abilities in The Sensorites.
However, this question had better not be a prelude to a Doctor-is-human retcon.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Moffat: Who says the Doctor is NOT human?
@lukashcartoon Not to mention the gigantic spanner Mawdryn Undead threw into the timing, and Battlefield, which again returned to a "near-future" setting.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Yes, I’m a Whovian, but I’m one of the nice ones
As far as I can tell, the Doctor Who fandom has three opinions on Moffat:
1) The Tennant fangirls who resent Moffat for not being RTD.
2) The fans who genuinely enjoy the post-2010 episodes more than the 2005-2010 episodes
3) The fans who enjoy seasons 1-26 more than seasons 27-33, and completely ignore the RTD vs. Moffat argument (Hey, at least neither of them are JNT).
@Rawry_Williams_Pond Which is funny considering that the main audience for the other long-running sci-fi show (Star Trek) has ALWAYS been young women, while the writers and studios have always assumed their largest audience is young men. Shows how much they know.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Colin Baker: Tennant & Smith Brought Female Fans to Doctor Who
Tennant and Smith may have brought us in, but a lot of us stayed for the excellent writing of Seasons 1-12
@RassilonsElbow That would actually work
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot Getting A Follow-Up?
@The Outer Space K9 Peter would totally fanboy instead of getting annoyed