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@supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... Also, props for the name this week, supermoff.
6 minutes ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@BazHood @supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... Maybe. I did notice that. Although, to me, the new one seemed far less jarring than Deep Breath and Into the Dalek. I thought I didn't really like the new theme tune, but then I realized last week that it was just that it had been startling me by starting so abruptly. (I'm easily startled. ;-))
@RoastNewt @social_crime @supermoff is alone. Listen... And, to be fair, that is the same episode where the Doctor states he can regenerate "507" times, so it wouldn't be without precedent.
2 days, 13 hours ago on The Caretaker BBC Synopsis
As if the proposition weren't evidence enough, that choice of shirt is definitive proof that the Doctor's gone mad.
Listen, why are you not here yet?!?
2 days, 13 hours ago on Listen Clip
@JoshThomas He does. And now I want a Skovox Blitzer spin-off on that description alone.
3 days, 12 hours ago on The Caretaker BBC Synopsis
@Scootersfood @TheNightmareChild is LISTENing! Absolutely, the Wire is good and creepy, but it's the chemistry between basically everybody that REALLY makes it.
3 days, 13 hours ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes
@floppy_who @supermoff is alone. Listen... @Aaron the Whovian @CuriousGloom More specifically, it's a reference to a throwaway line in Remembrance:
HEADMASTER: I'm the Headmaster here. Doctor, eh? Well, you're a bit over-qualified for the position, but if you would like to leave your particulars and references.
HEADMASTER: You are here for the job of school caretaker?
DOCTOR: Oh, no. We're here for a completely different reason.
3 days, 13 hours ago on The Caretaker BBC Synopsis
@The Listening Cat Bad kitty! bad! ;-)
4 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes
@LGwalchmai95 And you made the correct choice. ;-)
@LGwalchmai95 That paragraph was a great read. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time!
@Scootersfood @YaelMoise @SonicTheHedgehogRules Agreed. The kids especially would've benefited from some more development, so that Angie had more things to emphasize her intelligence and not just her brattiness. And Artie, poor Artie always gets lumped in as a brat. Poor kid hardly does anything:
1. Go to planet.
2. take a nap.
3. get cyber-possessed.
4. get freed.
5. go home.
@NineTenElevenTwelve Slide Sherwood up to no. 2 and that's my list!
@supermoff is alone. Listen... @SonicTheHedgehogRules Agreed. It's those damn spitfires for me. Its stupidity just gets to me. Not sure why. Otherwise, I'd probably love it a lot more. Bracewell for next companion!
4 days, 1 hour ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes
@LGwalchmai95 Well said, LGwalchmai95! These are all the reasons I love Night Terrors.
@PeterGecko Change Night Terrors to a 7.5 and Idiot's Lantern to a 5.1 and that's basically my list.
@Switcharoo This comment is so good I almost want to change my vote just for the sheer fact that this comment exists.
@DW_girl pretty close to mine, except I'd give Night Terrors an 8.
@TheNightmareChild is LISTENing! Completely agree. One of the few episodes of Season 7 that I IMMEDIATELY loved. (Most of the rest has been an acquired taste for me JTTCOTT can still go die though ;-))
(not that I hated season 7. that was just one of the few that made me go "HOLY TIME TRAVEL, BATMAN! THAT WAS FANTASTIC!"
@TheNightmareChild is LISTENing! Me too. I like it. I feel like I would've loved the Wire more if they hadn't insisted on having her randomly yell "hungry!" there at the end. The whole rest of the episode, she was very cold, creepy, and calculated, but then she starts chanting like a zombie just to have a memorable catchphrase.
@seaguy3000 Hey we're all here to give and here opinions. Thanks for sharing! What don't you like about Night Terrors?
I went ahead and voted for Crimson Horror, but I'm not ruling out an eventual Robots of Sherwood overtaking. But, for now, CH takes the cake.
4 days, 7 hours ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes
@supermoff is alone. Listen... The laugh that he gives in the middle of that last quote might be my favorite thing in the whole episode.
4 days, 12 hours ago on 2nd Opinion: Robot of Sherwood
@Calebxy Yes, but it was fired by three people, laying on the ground, and there were feet involved. So... so... SCIENCED. ;-)
5 days, 1 hour ago on Robot of Sherwood Review
@Beasts_a_Snarling I love the Lodger! I'd agree if the whole show became that, but on a limited basis, I love it. The Doctor is very alien, and I think it helps to put him in more terrestrial surroundings to remind us of that. Also, it's things like this that are why I love Doctor Who so much more than other "bonkers bits of Sci-Fi." it can do absolutely anything. Alien planet? Sure. Meet Queen Victoria? Sure. Go undercover as a janitor? Absolutely.
Also, the more they hang around 21st century England, the cheaper those episodes are, which let's them really pull out the stops (as best a tv show can) when we do go off-world. But I do agree that too much earth would be boring. I think we just disagree on where to draw that line. :-)
5 days ago on Time Heist BBC Synopsis
@VictorWong1 @TonySimmons True. I would've enjoyed some build up and foreshadowing, but the classic series rarely builds on companions very much before Ace, so given when it was written, I enjoyed it.
5 days, 6 hours ago on A Surprise Ending for Clara?
@Planet of the Deaf @ Notsosmartguy Oh that's true! Now I'm even more excited for when she shows back up!
5 days, 6 hours ago on Taking a ‘Journey’ Into the Future: The Next Companion
@ Notsosmartguy @Planet of the Deaf However, I don't think Osgood would work as a full time companion. I feel like that might get old.
@Strontium @Ivegotkidneys is listening @supermoff is alone. Listen... @Planet of the Deaf Gatiss said in the interview that "the title is a clue" so i assume the title was supposed to be a reference to the sheriff being part robot, which became just a throwaway line after the edit.
5 days, 6 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood
@supermoff is alone. Listen... @ilyootha @ Notsosmartguy Completely agree about Journey supermoff. Whom I kidding though? there's probably no one left on this site who doesn't know how I feel about Journey for how much I whine about it. Notsosmart (can I call you notsosmart? I think we've reached that level of informality? ;-)), you just listed three episodes whose resolutions I dislike for just that reason. Though I will grant you that Robot of Sherwood is considerably less crazy. It's only *a little* dumb. By no means did it ruin my enjoyment of this great episode.
5 days, 7 hours ago on Robot of Sherwood Review
@Calebxy @Antee991166 The "stealing from the rich to give to the poor" came about in the 19th century, I believe.
"There's no point being grown-up if you can't be childish sometimes."
@Gustaff @ Notsosmartguy @Mikeyboss182 Right. My opinions rarely stay the same on second and third day rewatches.
@TonySimmons Love that scene. Possibly my favorite in the classic series.
5 days, 14 hours ago on A Surprise Ending for Clara?
@Planet of the Deaf The classic series sort of did it with Tegan in Resurection of the Daleks. I'd love to see something like that happen with a more-fleshed-out new series companion. But I do agree that it would be inappropriate in a Series whose theme is whether or not the Doctor is a good man.
@NeutronFlow has a spoon in his pocket @Americanwhovian I really liked the purple shirt in Robot of Sherwood, except I thought it clashed with his inner red lining on his coat (which I love.) I think he should've alternated coats with it as well.
6 days, 1 hour ago on Listen Promo Pics
@YaelMoise @Antee991166 @Sephora is Scottish now That's what I thought. He reminds me of one of my nieces when she was that age.
6 days, 1 hour ago on Next Time: Listen
@ Notsosmartguy @TheTimeOfTheCommenter I was thinking of going in blind, but honestly my expectations are already so high that if I have nothing but my own imagination to go on all week, those expectations will be completely impossible to meet.
@ Notsosmartguy @TheTimeOfTheCommenter Also, I have have very little self-control, and will probably always gobble up any (non-leaked) information I can. But I'm choosing to believe I'm doing it deliberately this time.
@The Finn Yeah, I'm glad to see that even the teasers and trailers aren't revealing much. The photos they released actually reveal more than either of them.
@'Cos Guess Who? Ha! @ Notsosmartguy For me, I was sort of annoyed by her "lack of characterization" when I first watched 7b, but then after I rewatched it, I found that it was less a lack of characterization and more just that I was so distracted by the "Impossible Girl" arc that my brain just wouldn't let her sink in as a character. Found her to be much more well-rounded when I watched again knowing the arc resolution. But that may be just me. You're obviously entitled to your own opinion.
And the important thing is that we all agree she's awesome now. ;-)
6 days ago on Mission Impossible: Clara Oswald in Review – Part 1
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! I'm not sure. you may be right. (and i was so sad when Victorian Clara died. The Snowmen may be my favorite companion introduction episode). However, the "Impossible Girl" arc resolution in Name would've been very weird if he had only met one other one up to that point, so i could see why they might do it from a plotting standpoint as well.
@The Finn @Sephora is Scottish now @sontaran17 Not a huge issue. just a minor pet peeve.
@The Finn @Sephora is Scottish now @sontaran17 To me, the fact that it followed the line "it's the look I give when I'm about to slap you" just made it weird and out of character. I would've prefered her just saying something like that and then yelling at him, or, if the "slap as heat of the moment" thing is important to emphasize her new predicament (and I could see that) then just:
Doctor: "What's that look for?"
Having her pause and say it, and then slap him made it feel, IMHO, calculated. Like she got frustrated, assessed the situation, and decided violence was the best course of action. THAT, I think, is way out of character for her.
Found it! @Lord Denton Lord Denton was the one who made the observation about the 11th Doctor and Robin Hood.
5 days, 23 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood
8/10. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Definitely My second favorite Gatiss script.
As has been said, the golden arrow thing at the end was a bit dumb, but I'm not too hung up about it. There were some great emotional, introspective moments that I really enjoyed, but they were a bit... heavy handed. Particularly the "when did you start believing in impossible heroes?" bit and the conversation between the Doctor and Robin Hood at the end. Don't get me wrong, I loved both of those scenes, but I think they could've done with a bit more subtlety.
I think what impressed me most about this episode is how it changed my mind. I posted on here earlier that I really hoped it wouldn't be that Robin Hood was real, and, not only did that happen, but it happened in such a way that I enjoyed it more because of it.
Robot of Sherwood turns the typical historical(ish) Doctor Who episode on its head. Typically, the Doctor meets a historical figure and they're different from how you'd expect. (Shakespeare Code being the strongest example of this.) In this episode, the Doctor meets a pseudo-historical figure, and not only does he exist, but he's EXACTLY as the silliest of stories portray him.
I would like to address the criticism I keep hearing about this seeming like it should've been a Matt Smith episode. I couldn't disagree more. As someone on here has pointed out (forgive me, I can't find it or remember who.) there is a Smith-esque energy to Robin Hood, but that seems to be the point. I imagine if Matt's Doctor had been in this situation, he'd have made a confused face when he came across Robin Hood, and then probably enjoy being proven wrong and proceed to fangirl as hard as Clara did.
Only Capaldi's Doctor would argue with someone about whether or not they exist for an entire adventure.
All in all, a good, fun romp.
@Scootersfood I loved it. Not sure I'd rate it above "The Crimson Horror," though. Man, I love that episode.
6 days, 3 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood
@ Notsosmartguy @BazHood @Angie Whodini also, we seem to be getting at least one moment of unadulterated glee from Capaldi each episode.
DB - "Door. Boring. not me." *looks out window* "MEEEE!"
ITD - as he falls down the tube after Ross dies.
ROS - "You're too late! I'm already FREEEEE!"
excited to see how these bouts of giddiness continue to pan out.
@ Notsosmartguy @BazHood @Angie Whodini Loved that scene. one of my favorites.
@Calebxy @IanOTimelord Which seems a fair assumption since Missy refers to the place where they are at the end of Deep Breath as "the promise land," "paradise," and "heaven." (had to rewatch it just now to double check that.)
@JP7 While I took to him right away, I can certainly see where you're coming from. I'd hang on a bit though. Capaldi said in an interview that it'll take until ep 6 or 7 to really get to know this Doctor.
6 days, 4 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood