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Saturday, January 9th, 2016
8:23 am
[meserach]
The Hustings of River Song
Okay, that title pun is a stretch.

Also sorry this is late. My excuse is I'm rubbish.

Poll #2033060 Reactipoll 9.wobs

How good was "The Husbands of River Song"?

Mean: 7.56 Median: 8 Std. Dev 1.50
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
1(6.2%)
5
1(6.2%)
6
1(6.2%)
7
4(25.0%)
8
3(18.8%)
9
6(37.5%)
10
0(0.0%)

What was the best bit?

What was the worst bit?

The following Christmas specials since the 2005 revival are Any Good At All:

The Christmas Invasion
12(12.6%)
The Runaway Bride
13(13.7%)
Voyage of the Damned
9(9.5%)
The Next Doctor
9(9.5%)
The End of Time (both parts, may as well)
6(6.3%)
A Christmas Carol
6(6.3%)
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe
6(6.3%)
The Time of the Doctor
9(9.5%)
Last Christmas
12(12.6%)
The Husbands of River Song
13(13.7%)


I'll do a end-of-season wrap-up OMNIPOLL when I next have the energy.
Friday, December 18th, 2015
8:53 am
[meserach]
The Missy-ing Series Eight End of Season Omnipoll You Thought Was Lost To Time!
Because you didn't strenuously object demanded it, it's finally here: the end of season omnipoll for series 8. That's Capaldi/Twelve's first season, that aired in 2014, running from Deep Breath to Last Christmas. You remember. Missy was the season arc mystery, that Danny Pink bloke was hanging about.... look, yes we should have done it back last year when our memories were fresher. But I've been told memories become stories in the end, or something, so it all works out.

So stretch your memories back and prepare your ticking fingers...

Gigantopoll under the cutCollapse )
Saturday, December 12th, 2015
6:15 pm
[meserach]
Last Season Omnipoll?
So the season proper has ended, even though that feels weird because Christmas is now only two weeks off.

As such it seems like it'd be sensible to do the end of season omnipoll for this season only after wobsmas.

However I note that I never got around to doing an end of season omnipoll for season 8, Capaldi's first year, the Deep Breath to Death in Heaven run, plus Last Christmas with the dream crabs and that.

So; would peple still be interested in filling out such an omnipoll, using their memories of over a year ago?

Poll #2030555 Should there be a season 8 omnipoll

Should there be a season 8/2014/Capaldi's first year omnipoll?

Yes, I'd fill it out
10(83.3%)
No, the past is the past, move on
2(16.7%)
Sunday, December 6th, 2015
3:04 pm
[meserach]
Poll Bent
NO SOUP FOR YOU

Poll #2029964 Reactipoll 9.12

How good was "Hell Bent"?

Mean: 8.07 Median: 8 Std. Dev 1.34
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
2(13.3%)
7
4(26.7%)
8
3(20.0%)
9
3(20.0%)
10
3(20.0%)

What was the best bit?

What was the worst bit?

Saturday, November 28th, 2015
10:06 pm
[meserach]
Heaven Ticked
"...you still won't have finished watching The Sound of Music."

Poll #2029268 Reactipoll 9.11

How good was "Heaven Sent"?

Mean: 8.25 Median: 9 Std. Dev 1.92
1
0(0.0%)
2
1(5.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
2(10.0%)
7
2(10.0%)
8
4(20.0%)
9
5(25.0%)
10
6(30.0%)

What was the best bit?

What was the worst bit?

We're back on Gallifrey! I am excited for:

Preposterous headgear
13(11.8%)
THE MATRIX
5(4.5%)
Any and all mentions of Rassillon
11(10.0%)
Trees with bright silver leaves
5(4.5%)
Shabogans
1(0.9%)
Scenes set in that one barn
2(1.8%)
THE DEATH ZONE
5(4.5%)
The VALEYARD (haha nope)
8(7.3%)
Space politics/people with pompous titles
10(9.1%)
Anyone calling the Doctor "Theta Sigma"
7(6.4%)
"the constellation of Kasterborous"
5(4.5%)
Borusa!
5(4.5%)
Romana!?
10(9.1%)
Leela!?!?
7(6.4%)
HIGH CHANCELLOR FLAVIA!?!?!?!
5(4.5%)
any reference to Looms (and or other wilderness years Gallifreyan ephemera)
6(5.5%)
...I hate Gallifrey tbh
2(1.8%)
SOMETHING ELSE
3(2.7%)

More words if needed...

Monday, November 23rd, 2015
8:00 am
[meserach]
Tick the Raven
Nevermore...

Poll #2028770 Reactipoll 9.10

How good was "Face the Raven"?

Mean: 7.38 Median: 7 Std. Dev 1.86
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
1(7.7%)
5
1(7.7%)
6
3(23.1%)
7
2(15.4%)
8
1(7.7%)
9
3(23.1%)
10
2(15.4%)

What was the best bit?

What was the worst bit?

Monday, November 16th, 2015
9:07 am
[meserach]
Tick No More
Not depicted: rival armies of sentient belly-button fluff

Poll #2028061 Reactipoll 9.9

How good was "Sleep No More"?

Mean: 3.94 Median: 3.5 Std. Dev 2.22
1
2(12.5%)
2
5(31.2%)
3
1(6.2%)
4
1(6.2%)
5
1(6.2%)
6
3(18.8%)
7
3(18.8%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

What was the best bit?

What was the worst bit?

SPACE FOR ADDITIONAL HEADTHINKS

Monday, November 9th, 2015
3:44 pm
[meserach]
The Zygon In-vote-on
At no point did anyone say "let Zygons be Zygons" which is either a huge missed opportunity or an incredible demonstration of restraint on the part of Moffat and/or Harness

Poll #2027394 Reactipoll 9.8

How good was "The Zygon Inversion"?

Mean: 7.80 Median: 8 Std. Dev 1.72
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
1(6.7%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
2(13.3%)
7
1(6.7%)
8
6(40.0%)
9
3(20.0%)
10
2(13.3%)

What was the best bit?

What was the worst bit?

Choose!

TRUTH
10(71.4%)
CONSEQUENCES
4(28.6%)

More words:

Monday, November 2nd, 2015
1:17 pm
[meserach]
The Zygon Conversation
titivate the fronds

Poll #2026765 Reactipoll 9.7

How good was "The Zygon Invasion"?

Mean: 6.64 Median: 7 Std. Dev 2.02
1
0(0.0%)
2
1(7.1%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
1(7.1%)
5
2(14.3%)
6
2(14.3%)
7
2(14.3%)
8
3(21.4%)
9
3(21.4%)
10
0(0.0%)

What was the best bit?

What was the worst bit?

Anything else?

Monday, October 26th, 2015
10:02 pm
[meserach]
The Woman Who Ticked
Shouldn't Romana count as an immortal you travelled with, Doctor?

Poll #2026122 Reactipoll 9.6

How good was "The Woman Who Lived"?

Mean: 8.12 Median: 8 Std. Dev 1.05
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
1(12.5%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
5(62.5%)
9
1(12.5%)
10
1(12.5%)

What was the best bit?

What was the worst bit?

Give us your best "I'm about to be hanged" joke:

Monday, October 19th, 2015
8:48 am
[meserach]
The Girl Who Ticked
horny4vikings dot tumblr dot com

Poll #2025320 Reactipoll 9.5

How good was "The Girl Who Died"?

Mean: 7.19 Median: 7 Std. Dev 1.81
1
0(0.0%)
2
1(6.2%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
1(6.2%)
6
2(12.5%)
7
5(31.2%)
8
2(12.5%)
9
5(31.2%)
10
0(0.0%)

What was the best bit?

What was the worst bit?

Vikings with horned helms: I...

..care deeply about the historical inaccuracy
2(9.1%)
..don't care at all about the historical inaccuracy
4(18.2%)
..hasten to point out that Hartnell-era canon had Vikings with horned helms so HAH
9(40.9%)
..think they look cooler this way
3(13.6%)
...think they look derpy this way
4(18.2%)

Capaldi facesplanation: I am...

...satisfied
9(47.4%)
...unsatisfied
4(21.1%)
..baffled as to why they felt the need to answer it tbh
6(31.6%)

MORE THINGS

Sunday, October 11th, 2015
6:17 am
[meserach]
"Antediluvian", Despite the Sound, Is Not The Name of a Species In Doctor Who
Although I guess it would be up there with "Silurians" in "geologically unsound names for alien races".

Poll #2024668 Reactipoll 9.4

How good was "Before the Flood"?

Mean: 6.54 Median: 7 Std. Dev 1.87
1
0(0.0%)
2
1(7.7%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
3(23.1%)
6
1(7.7%)
7
4(30.8%)
8
2(15.4%)
9
2(15.4%)
10
0(0.0%)

What was the best bit?

What was the worst bit?

Which of the following paradoxes would make a good Doctor Who story?

Grandfather paradox: Susan goes back in time to visit the First Doctor as a young man, and shoots him in the head
3(12.0%)
Epimenides paradox: in Ancient Crete, the Doctor meets a mysterious man. But can he be trusted?
3(12.0%)
Russell's paradox: the TARDIS visits the Museum of All Things Which Are Not Held in Museums
6(24.0%)
Hilbert's paradox: the TARDIS crew visits the Grand Infinite Hotel. But all the rooms are full!
3(12.0%)
Banach-Tarski paradox: the TARDIS explodes, and then reassembles itself: into two identical copies of the TARDIS...
4(16.0%)
Zeno's paradox: on the Endless Pilgrimage, the Doctor grapples with the sinister Monks of Division. Can he meet them halfway?
3(12.0%)
Berry paradox: the Doctor must defeat the Monster Not Nameable In Less Than Nine Words
2(8.0%)
YOU MISSED MY FAVOURITE PARADOX
1(4.0%)

More things to say?

Thursday, October 8th, 2015
9:08 am
[meserach]
Under the Tick
please mark off "base under siege" on your series 9 bingo cards

Poll #2024437 Reactipoll 9.3

How good was Under the Lake?

Mean: 6.81 Median: 7 Std. Dev 1.74
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
1(6.2%)
4
1(6.2%)
5
1(6.2%)
6
3(18.8%)
7
5(31.2%)
8
1(6.2%)
9
4(25.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

What was the best bit?

What was the worst bit?

Which of the following base under siege cliches are any good at all?

Black guy dies first
2(2.7%)
Unscrupulous corporate guy lacks scruples
9(12.2%)
Team gets split up because reasons
10(13.5%)
Automatic failsafes are also good at killing/inconveniencing crew
9(12.2%)
Unstable reactor powers base even though National Grid is right there
6(8.1%)
Big downward-closing bulkhead doors that once closed can never be opened
9(12.2%)
Base commander disagrees with Doctor because reasons
10(13.5%)
Attempt to obtain outside help fails but hey it killed a few minutes
9(12.2%)
Base layout features more square metres of corridor than it does actual room
10(13.5%)

What else?

Saturday, September 26th, 2015
8:53 pm
[atommickbrane]
LIVE AT THE MISSY TRIALS
I am a DALEKpoll!
I am a DALEKpoll!

Poll #2023354 The Witch's Familiar

How good was the Witch's Familiar?

Mean: 7.39 Median: 7.5 Std. Dev 1.26
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
3(10.7%)
6
3(10.7%)
7
8(28.6%)
8
9(32.1%)
9
4(14.3%)
10
1(3.6%)

What was the best bit?

What was the worst bit?

Which of these non-screwdriver sonics are any good at all?

Sarah Jane's sonic lipstick?
12(26.1%)
River Song's sonic blaster?
10(21.7%)
Matt Smith's kn1tler killing sonic cane?
5(10.9%)
The sonic mining industry of Peladon (up the workers!)
6(13.0%)
That blue hedgehog companion was pretty cool.
7(15.2%)
I can't even bring myself to type it. You know. The ones we just saw. THOSE.
6(13.0%)

Yowwwww!

13(100.0%)

What else?



I wonder if Lush sells Decaying Dalek body scrub...

Current Mood: die already!
Saturday, September 19th, 2015
9:26 pm
[atommickbrane]
THE MAGICIAN'S SCANDALOUS UNPAID INTERN
Tell livejournal... I remember...

Poll #2022670 The Magician's Apprentice

How good was the Magician's Apprentice?

Mean: 7.19 Median: 7 Std. Dev 1.67
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
2(6.5%)
4
1(3.2%)
5
1(3.2%)
6
3(9.7%)
7
9(29.0%)
8
10(32.3%)
9
3(9.7%)
10
2(6.5%)

What was the best bit?

What was the worst bit?

DUDE!

DUDE!
17(37.8%)
Classic!
6(13.3%)
Dud!
5(11.1%)
Axe!
7(15.6%)
Until the Doctor plays hacky-sack there will be no justice
4(8.9%)
*mic drop*
6(13.3%)

What else??



I thought the snake fellow (Colony Sarf? Colony Sarf-East London moar like) was 'KINDA' good, hem hem...

Current Mood: dalek juice
Thursday, December 25th, 2014
8:27 pm
[meserach]
Last Christmas I Gave You My Opinion
Take three sci-fi films and a Christmas one and put them in a blender...

Poll #1993384 Reactipoll 8.wobs

How good was "Last Christmas"?

Mean: 7.21 Median: 7 Std. Dev 1.06
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
1(5.3%)
6
4(21.1%)
7
6(31.6%)
8
6(31.6%)
9
2(10.5%)
10
0(0.0%)

What was the best bit?

What was the worst bit?

Clara's staying! I am:

Happy
9(16.4%)
Sad
1(1.8%)
Cautiously optimistic
10(18.2%)
Vaguely pessimistic in a low-grade way
2(3.6%)
Bored
2(3.6%)
Irritated
3(5.5%)
Drunk
2(3.6%)
Thrilled
3(5.5%)
Furious
1(1.8%)
interested in the idea of Shona (the chavvy one) as companion instead
5(9.1%)
interested in the idea of Shona (the chavvy one) as companion in addition
8(14.5%)
interested in the idea of Santa as companion because why the hell not
5(9.1%)
unable to express my feeling adequately through the medium of tickyboxes
4(7.3%)
Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
5:31 pm
[meserach]
Ticks in Heaven
~woaaaah-oh i'm a rocketcyberman~

Poll #1988762 Reactipoll 8.12

How good was "Death in Heaven"?

Mean: 8.00 Median: 8 Std. Dev 1.36
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
1(7.1%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
1(7.1%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
6(42.9%)
9
6(42.9%)
10
0(0.0%)

What was the best bit?

What was the worst bit?



If your lust for ticking is as boundless as eternity, please spare a thought for some of our earlier polls on this season. The ones for Mummy on the Orient Express and Time Heist seem particularly neglected!

After that, see you after wobs for the wobs special reactipoll, and then an end-of-season OMNIPOLL as is Traditional. (I should probably include the 50th special Day of the Doctor and the Matt Smith-goodbyeeee xwobsmas special Time of the Doctor in that too, right? Or not? Your thoughts are APPRECIATED.)
Monday, November 3rd, 2014
9:57 am
[meserach]
Dark Watick
Beneath a cut for spoiler purposes...

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Sunday, October 26th, 2014
2:48 am
[meserach]
Fearpoll Symmetry
Yes, but who's going to clear the roots out of the water mains, that's what I want to know..

Poll #1986805 Reactipoll 8.11

How good was "In The Forest of the Night"?

Mean: 5.00 Median: 6 Std. Dev 1.84
1
1(7.7%)
2
1(7.7%)
3
1(7.7%)
4
1(7.7%)
5
1(7.7%)
6
6(46.2%)
7
2(15.4%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

What was the best bit?

What was the worst bit?

How much attention should Doctor Who pay to scientific plausibility in its plotting?

Absolutely none - I'm happy with pure fairytale logic
2(5.6%)
I'm happy with just some vague handwavy technobabble
5(13.9%)
It's nice if at least some attention is paid
7(19.4%)
It can vary wildly from story to story
5(13.9%)
I'll forgive anything if the emotional beats work
6(16.7%)
I'll forgive anything if it's interesting conceptually
7(19.4%)
I'll forgive anything if it's funny
3(8.3%)
I'll forgive anything if it makes for a good visual
1(2.8%)
Bring equations and full working or GTFO!
0(0.0%)


And since we're here and the trailer looked juicy, let's anticipoll!

Poll #1986806 Anticipoll 8.12

How good do you reckon "Dark Water" is going to be?

Mean: 6.50 Median: 7.5 Std. Dev 2.66
1
0(0.0%)
2
1(10.0%)
3
2(20.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
1(10.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
3(30.0%)
9
3(30.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

Go on then, who's Missy?

Sunday, October 19th, 2014
7:19 pm
[meserach]
The Trend In Our Opinon Poll Is A Flatline
So: did goodness have anything to do with it?

Poll #1985955 Reactipoll 8.9

How good was "Flatline"?

Mean: 7.73 Median: 8 Std. Dev 1.57
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
1(6.7%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
1(6.7%)
7
2(13.3%)
8
7(46.7%)
9
3(20.0%)
10
1(6.7%)

What was the best bit?

What was the worst bit?

If I travelled with the Doctor, I would become:

A better person
3(5.5%)
A worse person
1(1.8%)
More or less the same, on balance, in terms of moral worth, as before
6(10.9%)
Absolutely no different to before
2(3.6%)
Dead within the first fifteen minutes
7(12.7%)
A heroic sacrifice
0(0.0%)
A fan favourite recurring character
1(1.8%)
Insane
3(5.5%)
Tired
9(16.4%)
Somehow, cosmically important to the very foundations of the universe
2(3.6%)
His lover
0(0.0%)
His friend
4(7.3%)
His enemy
0(0.0%)
His rival
1(1.8%)
Pregnant
0(0.0%)
Rich
1(1.8%)
An example to others (in a good way)
3(5.5%)
An example to others (in a bad way)
1(1.8%)
A timey-wimey puzzle to be solved
0(0.0%)
My own ancestor, somehow
4(7.3%)
Maligned forevermore by fandom for the quality of my acting
7(12.7%)
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