There's been so much fandom news, lately. I am hyped. Also apparently I'm the 3rd Most Generous Voter in the Rank the Revival polls... I'm quite happy about that.
Sorry for going very off-topic there DWTV.
3 days, 3 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #3
@TheNightmareChild is backing Ten @supermoff There's something here that doesn't make sense. Let's go poke it with a stick.
3 days, 5 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #3
Yeah, got to go for Eleven. Sorry Nine.
There are so many excellent quotes for Smith's Doctor. Here are a couple that I don't see mentioned as much:
"Oh well, I'll just go' t foot a stairs. Eee, by, by, gum" (there should only be one 'by', by the waaay!)
"Through crimson stars and silent stars and tumbling nebulas like oceans set on fire. Through empires of glass and civilizations of pure thought. And a whole terrible wonderful universe of impossibilities. You see these eyes, they're old eyes. And one thing I can tell you, Alex: monsters are real."
Come along, Pond! Bow Ties are Cool and Fantastic!
*takes and sprinkles a pinch of salt on rumour*
... Hmm, nowhere nearenough
*boards a boat and chucks rumour into the middle of the Pacific Ocean*
That's more like it.
3 days, 7 hours ago on Series 9 To Open With “Darkest ever plot”?
@DaftDalek @TardisBoy is excited for Maisie Williams! No, you're all missing the obvious. It's Kel, of course!
Great article. Twelve so far has been a fantastic incarnation and I can't wait for what Capaldi'll bring to the role in Series 9.
Speaking of which, The Mirror's spreading rumours again.
3 days, 18 hours ago on Why I Love The Twelfth Doctor
@James Nash I like your Let It Go analogy :)
Ten is my least favourite New Who Doctor, but that doesn't mean he isn't spectacularly brilliant. 'Cause, of course, he is.
4 days, 4 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #2
Don't worry Chris, of course you'll be remembered as one of the Doctor's, and very highly in a lot of people's eyes.
Completely agree with his view on accents and I'm glad there's a bit more variety. Though even now, the fact that the stereotype that people from 'up North' (and thus have Northern accents) are automatically of a lower intellect still exists is annoying and absurd. I admire him for keeping it whilst being The Doctor.
4 days, 7 hours ago on Eccleston: I Have No Ill Feeling Towards Doctor Who
Happy Birthday Peter C.!
4 days, 19 hours ago on Happy Birthday, Peter Capaldi!
Twelve, though of course Nine is also great.
5 days, 7 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #1
Happy Birthday Peter! He seemed really friendly and conversational when I met him at a convention and he sure does seem to be very passionate and dedicated when it comes to Doctor Who.
5 days, 7 hours ago on Happy Birthday, Peter Davison!
I must say I really hope we don't see the Victorian era for a while now. Thinking of all the places or eras on Earth that The Doctor hasn't visited yet on screen I feel we should leave that era alone for a bit.
6 days, 6 hours ago on A Divided Opinion: Deep Breath (Part 2)
I love Deep Breath! It's beautifully acted, directed and written and the characterisations of Clara, The Doctor and The Paternoster Gang are brilliant. I also personally don't see the change in tone as there were both intense and funny moments throughout the episode.
6 days, 14 hours ago on A Divided Opinion: Deep Breath (Part 1)
What a brilliant Doctor, my second favourite Doctor of the revival.
1. Eleven 10/10
2. Twelve 10/10
3. Nine 9/10
4. War 9/10
5. Tenth 8/10
All of them though are fantastic, bringing us a unique interpretation of our favourite Time Lord each time.
Question: How many 'Shut up's' are we going to get today?
Conjecture: A lot, probably.
1 week ago on Doctor of the Decade: Rate the Twelfth Doctor
I personally think he should leave when he wants to leave. When he feels like he doesn't want to continue, he himself will decide to stop showrunning. I've loved each of Moffat's series' and it certainly doesn't seem like he's running out of ideas yet (Heck Series 8 is my favourite of New Who).
1 week ago on Should Series 9 Be Moffat’s Last?
9/10. He was brilliant in both the 50th and Engines of War (by far my favourite DW book). Though we barely saw him he certainly showed himself as a valid incarnation of The Doctor.
1 week, 1 day ago on Doctor of the Decade: Rate the War Doctor
Oh yeah, can't forget Kel! I hope he doesn't report me to the council now!
1 week, 1 day ago on Maisie Williams Hints At Her Series 9 Role
Is Clara going to become the next Omega/Rani/The Master/Chloe Webber where every new character is going to be theorised to be her?
I'd actually prefer it if she were an original character. I love Clara but her main episodes seem to be the opening two parter (or at least that's what a lot of the speculation has come to the conclusion of), so I think it'd be nice for someone else to be the main focus of these two episodes. Not to say I don't like a big focus on Clara, 'cause I do, but I like a bit of variety.
She's just graduated from Moffat's School of Vagueness-craft and Hint-ardry. (Best I could come up with)
@TheCyberDoctor Geronimo A fez with a picture of a bow-tie on it. Or a bow- tie with picture of fezzes on it.
1 week, 2 days ago on Doctor of the Decade: Rate the Eleventh Doctor
Now we reach My Doctor. It helped that I also adored the stories, writing, arcs etc. He wasn't my first but he is my absolute favourite incarnation, and for that he'll always hold a special place in my heart. In another Gordon-Bennett-knows-how-many years time I'll look back upon his era with nostalgia and I will never, ever forget.
Out of Ten... Eleven. ('Cause, that's never going to get old is it?)
"Geronimo! Bow Ties/Stetsons/Fezzes/Bunk Beds/Glasses are Cool!...
I will always remember when The Doctor was me"
*bursts out crying*
@Typo42 "Magic Carrots" @10Tardis I love and agree with the quote before that one:
"As soon as you try and define what their (Moffat and RTD's) differences are, you realise they are both capable of writing in so many different styles that any differences are entirely in the eye of the beholder".
Whilst there are a lot of messages and inspiration etc we can take from the show, and in fact any form of art (which is one of the many reasons why I love Film, TV, Literature etc), through the various interpretations and better our lives, I wouldn't go so far as to say it's a religion.
1 week, 2 days ago on Whovianism: Doctor Who As A Religion?
Mind you it'd be interesting if we were to see Stormie again when he's grown up, at some point.
1 week, 3 days ago on Bring Back Craig Owens
I do love Craig and I would like him to come back in some form (perhaps he could appear in a comic in DWM or a Big Finish audio drama, if they continue on with New Who), but I think maybe Twelve should have his own 'recurring-for-only-two-stories-or-so-companion'. There were plenty of 'potential's' in Series 8. Or perhaps Maisie Williams' character will turn out to be a recurring character.
Though he's relatively hit or miss, there's still no story of his that isn't enjoyable in some way and I wouldn't be disappointed if he became next showrunner. The Unquiet Dead, The Crimson Horror and Robot of Sherwood are by far his best episodes.
1 week, 4 days ago on Mark Gatiss on Whether He’d Be Up for Next Showrunner
Thanks. There's certainly something fishy going on with Clara and Missy. Hmm... maybe it's literal and Missy gets Clara a goldfish, which angers Clara 'cause she wanted a cat instead.
1 week, 5 days ago on The Magician, the Witch and the Impossible Girl
Regarding Series 7 references, specifically the multiple Clara echoes, (though I realise this isn't on-screen) have you read the comic in the recent DWM?
Very interesting theory and no doubt we'll get more fuel for the speculation fire as more information about the series is given. I've just this moment thought... what if Missy somehow 'hypnotises' (for want of a better word) Clara but in a way in which she isn't always 'hypnotised' (as if it's activated?). Therefore at various different times we don't know whether Clara is 'hypnotised' or not and she starts tipping over the edge in terms of morality. (Am I making any sense?). I kind of feel that something about Clara, Missy and morality is going to be left ambiguous.
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @MetamorphmagusWho: Cheering for Series 9 Hey, have you heard the rumour about Matt Smith wanting/being considered to play Newt Scamander in FBAWTFT. I don't want to get my hopes up, but I would love it if it were true.
1 week, 5 days ago on Capaldi: A Doctor Who Movie Would Be Great
I like all the HP films, though some (such as Prisoner of Azkaban) are better than others (I'm looking at you Half Blood Prince. I still don't understand the point of the 'setting the burrow on fire' scene. Time should have been better spent explaining about the actual Half Blood Prince (and more Tonks, 'cause she deserved more)! To be fair though POA didn't explain who the Marauders were either (I've got to admit I saw the films before I read the books so I was fairly confused) but it was a better film overall)
These last few weeks I've searched over YouTube looking for as many New Who tributes as I could and I still missed some of these. They are absolutely brilliant, especially the 'A Decade of New Who' (Seriously that guy needs to be hired. BBC. Do so. Now!).
The art is awesome, seriously I'm loving that '12th Doctor and Clara' image.
Those Capaldi clips. I love how when he's talking to those kids he stays in character as The Doctor. And when he's talking about Susan...
1 week, 6 days ago on Weird and Wonderful
@Malohkeh is back to normal @MetamorphmagusWho: Cheering for Series 9 People who say sexist stuff like that to women make me even more determined to go forth and succeed in my life (and of course angry).
1 week, 6 days ago on Listen Up for Hugo Award
@Malohkeh is back to normal What exactly is this controversy about and how did it start? I've tried finding out about it and this Sad Puppies thing but I'm still confused in some areas. I know it's got something to do with politics and people wanting certain things to be nominations, I think that's the gist.
@Gustaff My sister's been watching Once Upon a Time so I know a few things plot wise, but I've managed to avoid major spoilers about it (which is great because I hate being spoiled). I'll eventually get to The Legend of Korra though for some reason, unlike Avatar, it's not on Netflix which is a bit annoying.
@Gustaff @MetamorphmagusWho: Cheering for Series 9 For me that show would probably be Game of Thrones, for pretty much the same reasons as you. I've not even seen a clip of it, let alone watch an entire episode.
As for Grimm, I personally love it though of course I can understand why others may not. In fact I prefer it to say Supernatural (which I do still like). Though I need to watch more Supernatural... probably after I've finished Avatar and The Legend of Korra... and then I want to start Once Upon a Time.
Basically I've got a lot of catching up to do. And they're just the TV Shows!
Just out of curiosity why aren't you a fan of Grimm?
Well I certainly hope either Listen or Once we were Gods wins (though preferably Listen as it's... just... amazing, brilliant [insert adjective here] and completely deserves to win. If it doesn't though I'd be happy for Grimm to win as it's such a great and consistent show.).
I need to watch more of the Peter Davison's episodes, as I've only seen Castrovalva, Black Orchid, The Five Doctors and The Caves of Androzani (and I can understand why it's deemed by some as the best story of Who, though it's a lot harder for me to choose one specific story). I've really enjoyed the Fifth Doctor from what I have seen.
2 weeks ago on Doctor Who In Perspective 1982-1984
That's what I always assumed happened, that they just erased certain events from people's memories (for some of the bigger events anyway) for various different reasons (though only as a last resort).
2 weeks, 1 day ago on When The Doctor’s Cure Has Unforeseen Consequences
@Malohkeh is back to normal @MetamorphmagusWho: Cheering for Series 9 @The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @AlessandroArsuffi @Aspiring Lion I don't think I've ever seen an episode, though my best friend watches a couple of the versions (can't remember which ones though).
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Moffat: Revived Who To Last 15 Years Minimum
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @AlessandroArsuffi @Aspiring Lion I believe the Record for the Largest TV Drama Simulcast has actually recently been beaten unfortunately by CSI, with 171 countries.
I sincerely hope it lasts another 50 years at least. It's a show like no other, a show that thrives on change and incorporates an incredibly wide variety of concepts and situations in it's stories. Each showrunner, writer, director, actor/actress etc brings something new, even if it's sometimes not so well received by a lot of fans and we'll have a lot more of these in the future. Will there be another 'Wilderness era'? Maybe (I sincerely hope not, but it's a possibility). But no doubt it'll come back as it did before and live on in the hearts of millions worldwide.
Heck, why don't we have other fictional characters.
Iorek Byrnison as The Doctor with Claudia Donovan and Vitani as his companions. Vitani is secretly a Time Lord and she regenerates into an Immortal Jellyfish in the finale when she is defeated by the Happy Mask Salesman, who is the companion of Missy, played by Katara, the Waterbender.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on 5 Candidates for the 13th Doctor
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! The next Doctor should be a Turritopsis dohrnii.
With Love & Monsters, I can actually admire some of the ideas and concepts in the first 30 minutes, though they weren't used to their full potential. Elton's a fairly good character and I do like the way that LINDA kind of represents the type of fan that loves the show, getting to know other people through their shared interests, whilst Viktor sort of represents the fan who takes it so seriously that they don't care about anything or anybody else. But those last 15 minutes or so... just... (ok except for that speech, which is probably one of the better parts of the episode) are pretty awful.
Fear Her on the other hand is pretty bad throughout. The only memorable thing it gave us was Kel the Council Man who's been mentioned on this site so many times lately that I'm surprised he's not a meme yet. Ok, also, it's actually quite funny when the TARDIS parks the wrong way at the beginning of the episode, which I'm surprised hasn't happened more frequently.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Revival Face-Off: The Grand Grand Final
@TheTimeTraveller is excited for series 9 @MetamorphmagusWho: Cheering for Series 9 @TheOncomingHurricane I can't think of a dream that wasn't strange. Trouble is I can't remember some of 'em. A weird non-Doctor Who one had me, I think, battling Darth Vader underwater. A lot feature water/aquariums... or rollercoasters that wouldn't ever pass real life safety regulations.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Doctor Who Future in Doubt After Capaldi ‘Fracas’
@TheOncomingHurricane One of the Weeping Angel dreams had me in an area like the fairground place in Pinocchio (though it didn't look like that, but I knew in the dream that that was what it was) and there was a window high above. I flew up to this window and saw the blurry image of a weeping angel. It then moved out of a door as I realised that it was making it's way downstairs. I went back down to ground level, terrified and... didn't move away for some reason.
I also remember one where a Slitheen was chasing me in this underground area and then I turned around at one point to find it had disappeared into thin air. I know I have a lot more DW dreams but a lot of the time I don't remember much about them.
@TheOncomingHurricane God, I love dreams. They're so random.