There's been so much fandom news, lately. I am hyped.
Hide - 9
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS - 6
The Crimson Horror - 9
Nightmare in Silver - 7
Both Hide and The Crimson Horror are fantastic (not just because the latter is set in Yorkshire. Though, I love Matt and Jenna's accents). Journey isn't bad but the brothers could have been a lot better. I like Nightmare, though Angie is annoying (Artie isn't that bad actually) and the Cybermen weren't at their best overall. But I do like the Cyber Doctor and Porridge.
9 hours, 48 minutes ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 2
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @supermoff, defender of Akhaten Maybe Missy's going to reveal that she was the one who ultimately caused the death of Danny?
Missy: *whispering* And here's my little secret... I...killed... Danny
Clara: Noooooooo! Murderer!!
*UNIT reveal themselves*
Missy: Clara, Clara please.
Clara: Tell them the truth!
Missy: Truth. Well, truth is in the eye of the behold-... alright. Alright. I did it.
Clara: So they can hear you...
Missy: I Killed Danny!!
*UNIT capture Missy*
More seriously, this is a really intriguing scene. Missy and Clara talking... over tea... hmm.
1 day, 9 hours ago on Series 9 Filming in Spain
The Bells of Saint John - 9 : Fantastic introduction to Clara, with a very intriguing idea about being able to control people using Wi-Fi. Also... it had The Doctor (well ok, a spoonhead disguised as The Doctor) ride up the shard... on a motorbike, which was awesome. Filed under "Only In Doctor Who". Or one of the many, many boxes filed this anyway.
The Rings of Ahkaten - 9 : I adore it. Seriously underrated. I love it when episodes give us a bit of culture and a chance to show a wide variety of new aliens. Make's the Whoniverse seem so much more 'alive' and bigger. Merry was a great character, it was a great first off world adventure for Clara and that speech. See Supermoff for a fantastic defence of the episode.
Cold War - 8 : Pretty good actually and I do like the design of the Ice Warrior without its helmet. Though there are elements that do definitely remind me a little too much of Dalek. On the other hand though Dalek didn't reveal to us that the world in 1983 was saved by the song Hungry Like The Wolf.
1 day, 10 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 1
@supermoff, defender of Series 7 @TardisBoy! I'm listening to it now... tears... welling... up... thinking... of... Amy... and... Rory... and... that... fall...
2 days, 7 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2012 Part 2
@TardisBoy! Murray Gold is by far one of the best composers in Entertainment. Hans Zimmer though is my absolute favourite.
@TardisBoy! I really wish it had been filmed as it was an excellent 'scene'. Could have been worse though I suppose, I mean at least we still got it in some form.
The Power of Three - 9
The Angels Take Manhatten - 9
The Snowmen - 9
You'll be seeing the number 9 a lot in this Series. Series 7 doesn't have any 10/10 but manages 10 9/10s!
2 days, 8 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2012 Part 2
@Amy Pond- defender of Series 7 Though it's my least favourite Moffat series, that's not saying much at all. It's still absolutely brilliant and incredibly underrated.
3 days, 9 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2012 Part 1
Asylum of the Daleks - 9 : First I loved it, then I thought it was a bit meh, then I thought it was good-ish, now I love it again. Talk about fluctuating. I still can't give it a 10 though because of the Amy and Rory divorce subplot which was handled really poorly and there were a few issues with the plot but it's still a great episode. The Daleks I feel are used effectively (yes it is disappointing that the claim that "every single Dalek ever" would be present but that's not the episode's fault, more the promotion overhyping it), it has a very interesting concept and it's very entertaining but Oswin is by far the best part about it. She's awesome and that was such a twist. So dark.
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship - 9 : I love this episode. It starts off as quite a fun romp then merges into a very dark story, but fortunately in a way that doesn't make it seem jarring.
Also Arthur Weasley is Rory's Dad!
A Town Called Mercy - 8 : Pretty good with an interesting moral dilemma though Amy and Rory just seem to be there with not much to do.
A great and thought-provoking article about a very dark and difficult dilemma to find yourself in. I think ultimately you won't know what you'd do until you were actually in this situation or a variation of it. It's such a tricky scenario, with so many different factors and so many consequences that could potentially arise. Either decision would lead to an immense amount of emotional trauma.
3 days, 11 hours ago on Doctor Who’s Impossible Choices and the Trolley Problem
Bit disappointed as I loved Shona. Oh well, at least another appearance isn't completely ruled out. It also means that we can hopefully have a companion be an alien or be from the past, if Shona isn't going to be next.
4 days, 6 hours ago on Faye Marsay: There’s Been No talk of Shona Returning
The Girl Who Waited - 10
The God Complex - 10
Closing Time - 8
The Wedding of River Song - 8
The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe - 7
Series 6. You underrated beauty.
5 days, 7 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2011 Part 3
I've seen: The Ark in Space, The Brain of Morbius, The Seeds of Doom, The Talons of Weng Chiang, City of Death, The Keeper of Traken, Logopolis, the first episode of Terror of the Zygons and a couple of episodes of Genesis of the Daleks. I also own a few others that I haven't got round to watching yet. From what I've seen he's a great Doctor and all the episodes have been fantastic so far.
5 days, 10 hours ago on Doctor Who In Perspective 1974-1981
@Notsosmartguy @Gustaff @MetamorphmagusWho *She is (if you're referring to me which I think you are)
5 days, 10 hours ago on Doctor Who vs Avatar: The Last Airbender
@Gustaff @MetamorphmagusWho I will do... eventually.
5 days, 17 hours ago on Doctor Who vs Avatar: The Last Airbender
Okay, I've watched the first episode. Interesting...
I've been quite interested in this show actually, but haven't got round to watching it. I've just looked and it's on Netflix so I might watch an episode if I have time.
Might end up with yet another fandom.
5 days, 18 hours ago on Doctor Who vs Avatar: The Last Airbender
@Mark McCullough @TheNightmareChild is... Peeves I like the Krafayis, though I think I seem to be a bit in the minority. But yes it is definitely a brilliant character study.
Richard Curtis needs to come back.
6 days, 6 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2011 Part 2
@Edoe You can say that again! I remember I was frozen, speechless. I had to pick my jaw from off the floor (I'm surprised it was functional afterwards), it was like Tom and Jerry... I... just...
Words can't describe my reaction, successfully enough.
6 days, 7 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2011 Part 2
Night Terrors - 7 : Like Curse, it has it's problems but I can still enjoy it.
The Rebel Flesh - 7 : The first part of this two-parter isn't too bad. Though, yes, the characters are a bit one-dimensional, the concepts are intriguingly built up. Sadly this isn't used to it's full potential...
The Almost People - 6 : Neither the concepts or the morality are utilised fully and the characters are a bit boring. However there are some effective scenes and it did give us the quote, "I am and always will be an optimist..."
But that cliffhanger... oh... my... stars.
A Good Man Goes to War - 10 : This episode managed to successfully delve into the character of the Doctor and the notoriety he'd garnered in the universe by that time, as well as the damage and consequences of this aforementioned infamy. The lengths that both the Kovarian Chapter and the Doctor both go to try and succeed in their goals in this episode show an immense determination towards what they both feel is right. It also had the occasional funny moment that managed to not feel out of place (Embarrassed Doctor is hilarious). I also had not guessed at all that River was Amy and Rory's daughter.
Let's Kill Hitler - 8 : I think it's quite underrated really. Definitely not as good as the previous episode but still pretty good. And of course who could forget that River quote.
@Ivegotkidneys I like both of them. Neither are great but they're both enjoyable. If I had to choose though it would probably be Night Terrors.
1 week ago on Rank the Revival: 2011 Part 1
@Edoe @MetamorphmagusWho It is quite freaky thinking about it. Like I say I didn't think of it. I'd say try and find it yourself but I'd best not if you want to stop being any more scared.
@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @MetamorphmagusWho @Edoe You can say that again. I love Series 6. Even without the nostalgia towards it it's still great, the concepts, the monsters, the characters, the tone, the music, the cliffhangers, the resolutions, are brilliant (for the most part). It's not perfect (I'm not a big fan of The Almost People despite the cliffhanger) and it's not the best series but I do love it
@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @MetamorphmagusWho @Edoe The Revelation that Amy was a Ganger, giving birth Gordon Bennett knows where, was so unexpected, so shocking, so... unbelievable. It's one of those cliffhangers that's going to stick with me probably for the rest of my life (Doctor Who will anyway but this cliffhanger especially so). I'm thinking about it now and I admire completely Moffat for thinking up the concept (did he write the cliffhanger or was it Matthew Graham? I can't remember).
@Edoe Me too. However there's a cliffhanger coming tomorrow that for me was even more shocking than the ones mentioned here.
The Impossible Astronaut - 10 : What an utter masterpiece. Fantastic introduction to The Silence (one of the best and iconic aliens of New Who), the fantastic character of Canton (If Big Finish continue with New Who he must come back) and some really shocking moments, this two parter is amazing.
Day of the Moon - 10 : " "
The Curse of the Black Spot - 7 : Quite enjoyable, even if there are some issues.
The Doctor's Wife - 10 : Such a great concept done beautifully. Brilliant.
@Edoe What a brilliant scene. By the way, I saw this meme somewhere on the internet, though can't remember where.
What happened to all the Silence's bodies?
Well, you know when you appear to trip over nothing...
@Gustaff @TheDoctor1235 Slightly off topic from the article but I got my first Big Finish audio drama. Do you know if Phantoms of the Deep is any good?
1 week ago on Series 9 Filming: Bah Bah Biker
@Notsosmartguy @MetamorphmagusWho It'd definitely be an interesting premise that's for sure. I imagine it would also be highly memorable. Though it might be better as a charity special. :)
Cool. I knew they were filming at the school filmed as Coal Hill, but I hadn't heard about the bike which is exciting. Gives us a bit more continuity. I also know where else they've been filming but I don't know if I'm allowed to say. It'll be on Doctor Who Locations if anyone does want to know.
Frozen planes? Hmm? Maybe the 'freezing' starts off with vehicles and then eventually humans and animals start 'freezing'.
Or maybe we'll get a musical!
"Let it go. Let it go. Can't hold it back any more"
Fantastic article, suggesting a very well thought out interpretation of the two's incredibly complex relationship (shipping not necessarily involved. I certainly don't ship them!)
1 week ago on The Doctor and the Master: Enemies Or Friends?
Vincent and the Doctor - 10
The Lodger - 9
The Pandorica Opens - 10
The Big Bang - 10
A Christmas Carol - 10
I love these five episodes, as well as the next two. Bloomin' love 'em. From Vincent and the Doctor to Day of the Moon is one of the strongest consecutive run of episodes of New Who. These offer us some of the best, most memorable, inspirational, smart, (etc) moments and scenes of the show.
1 week, 1 day ago on Rank the Revival: 2010 Part 3
Got to admit didn't get that far into Torchwood. I visited it for my best friend who was also pretty distraught as his death.
1 week, 1 day ago on Missy Back in Two-Part Series 9 Opener
How fitting is this? I'm in Cardiff now! Just seen Ianto's shrine!
Two- part Opener? If it's anywhere near as good as The Impossible Astronaut/Day if the Moon I'll be incredibly pleased.
The Vampires of Venice - 8 : Quite underrated I think.
Amy's Choice - 10 : I absolutely adore this episode. One of my favourites of Moffatt's era.
The Hungry Earth - 8 : Very enjoyable two-parter.
Cold Blood - 8 : " "
1 week, 2 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2010 Part 2
The Eleventh Hour - 10 : One of the best openers of New Who. Great start to the Moffat era.
The Beast Below - 8 : Quite underrated I find. Pretty enjoyable.
Victory of the Daleks - 8 : Again, underrated. It's an episode that does have some issues (Spitfires in space in the space of, what, 5 minutes?) but I do still really enjoy it. I also don't mind the Power Ranger Daleks, though I do prefer the few recolours in Asylum.
The Time of Angels - 10 : Fantastic masterpiece, with great twists and cliffhanger.
Flesh and Stone - 9 : Still great but I wish we hadn't seen the Angels move.
1 week, 3 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2010 Part 1
Sitting down with my parents to watch Rose, I'm pretty sure I had no prior knowledge about the show at all. I didn't know it was a returning show, I didn't know who The Doctor was or the TARDIS or... anything. I was bewildered, confused, engrossed and absolutely terrified of the Autons... and ... the...human...eating... wheelie ... bin. For this Series 1 will always be special to me (though there's a few episodes I can't recall watching like The Long Game and Father's Day for some reason). Chris' Doctor was my first and made me ask when the next episode was on, only to get the response that we had to wait a whole week for more Who. Even without the influence of nostalgia the Ninth Doctor is an amazing Doctor, one of the underrated best.
1 week, 3 days ago on Why I Love The Ninth Doctor
Oh yeah, and when it comes to Series (which I can order)
1. Series 4 - 8.69/10
2. Series 1 - 8.62/10
3. Series 3 - 8.23/10
4. 2009 Specials - 7.75/10
5. Series 2 - 7.62/10
1 week, 4 days ago on Rank the Revival: RTD Era Recap
Best Episodes (It's too difficult to order them as they're all such masterpieces)
Dalek, The Empty Child, The Doctor Dances, Bad Wolf, The Parting of the Ways, Human Nature, The Family of Blood, Blink, Utopia, Silence in the Library, Forest of the Dead, Midnight, Turn Left, The Waters of Mars.
Fear Her, Love & Monsters
10/10 - 14 episodes
9/10 - 12 eps
8/10 - 15
7/10 - 14
6/10 - 3
5/10 - 1
4/10 - 1
(Hopefully I counted every episode here)
I think I compare them to other shows' episodes (Though not every show, certainly not TOWIE or The X Factor. More like Grimm or Warehouse 13.), which I think is why my scale seems to go from 4-10 (This doesn't change in the Moffat era). But I haven't ever really thought about it too much.
Oh yeah, sorry forgot about the PC. The PC/Wii U/PS4/Xbox One war. Again it's fine to prefer one (Wii U all the way) but I wish people would be a bit more respectful. Sadly Doctor Who and gaming platforms are merely two examples. I'm optimistic though so I tend to look on the bright side of fandoms.
1 week, 4 days ago on Say Something Nice: Internet Fandom
Happy Birthday to the actor who played The Doctor who introduced me to this wonderful show. Thanks, Chris.
1 week, 4 days ago on Happy Birthday, Chris Eccleston!
Great article. As I've said a fair few times on this site before I find it fascinating the way fans have such differing opinions on different elements of the show. It's be boring otherwise. On DWTV we're able to, with respect and consideration, discuss what we do and don't like about the show, for the most part without personal attacks etc. I was happy when I first started reading comments from this site that not everybody acted like they do on youtube comments (very occasionally you'll find someone respectful if you look hard enough). It's not exclusive to the Doctor Who fandom either with one of the worst being the Console Wars. I wish people would stop insulting and using personal attacks just because a person prefers a different console. Again, it's all about differing opinions and preferences.
Planet of the Dead - 8 : Quite underrated. Not the best by any means but still really enjoyable. Though The Doctor just lets Christina go in the flying bus? Really?
The Waters of Mars - 10 : A quite dark and scary masterpiece.
The End of Time Part 1 - 7 : It's good and enjoyable (it has Wilf!) but there are some big issues with this two-parter.
The End of Time Part 2 - 7 : " "
1 week, 5 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2009-10 Specials
@supermoff @MetamorphmagusWho @Notsosmartguy ... Snape... Hedwig... Sn... Hed... NO, I don't want to know. I'll stick with Remus/Tonks.
1 week, 5 days ago on Top 10 Whoniverse Couples
@Notsosmartguy @supermoff I'm more of a 'canon' shipper so I don't tend to support weird ships. I've heard of some though... Snape/Harry... *cringe*
@Planet of the Deaf @MetamorphmagusWho Fair dos. Though The Doctor and Clara's friendship and dynamic is one of the best Doctor and Companion dynamics I've seen. Very complex and at times beautiful.
As a 'ship' though, Pink Souffle all the way.
@The Lazy Cat Returns! Hey, Lazy Cat. Back from Barcelona are you?
*Starts singing Barcelona by George Ezra*
@Notsosmartguy @MetamorphmagusWho @Planet of the Deaf *Dodges* I'm not a big fan of Ten/Rose either...
@Planet of the Deaf *Flame shields up*
I can't stand Whouffle and really can't stand Whouffaldi.