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@Blon Fel-Fotch, Blaidd Drwg of R.O.S.E. Thank you! Yes, please. Let's celebrate our new Doctor and not just keep trawling this issue.

6 days, 18 hours ago on Moffat: Gender is Fluid on Gallifrey

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I have a great idea that I don't believe anyone has entertained. Gender is "fluid" on Gallifrey. I believe that the show has moved in a direction that properly establishes this. But how about gender being fluid amongst Doctor Who showrunners? Here's my proposition. Steven Moffat doesn't leave the showrunner post to be succeeded in the immediate by a man or a woman. Instead, he stays on for a few more series, but he BECOMES a woman. That's right, in real life, Steven Moffat has complete gender reassignment surgery, and becomes..........Stephanie Moffat. But why, you ask, would he do this? Because he can. Just as there has been no dramatic or narrative reason for the Doctor to regenerate into a woman, so there doesn't need to be any reason for Moffat to actually become a woman. Let us say he would do it just because HE CAN. What other reason would he need? Far be it from me to actually show respect or affirmation to the LGBT community, because why should something like that get in the way of "LET US DO IT JUST BECAUSE WE CAN". Let's just be silly. Anyone who objects to this proposition must, obviously, be bigoted against Women, the LGBT community as a whole, gender equality (on second thought, strike that because GENDER DOES NOT MATTER, right?), and truth and fairness in general. Come on Mr Moffat, put your money where your mouth is.

6 days, 19 hours ago on Moffat: Gender is Fluid on Gallifrey

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Why is this website, or anyplace other than a trash rag like the Mirror, still wasting space on this stupid, nonsensical topic?

1 week, 4 days ago on Series 8 Is A “Ratings Flop” (Apparently)

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It was Big Finish (mostly the Eighth Doctor stories, but I loved where they took the other Doctors as well, especially Colin), and a smattering of the BBC Eighth Doctor novels that kept my Whovian fires burning. The Classic Series coming out in bits and bobs on DVD helped, but Big Finish especially, felt like Doctor Who still moving forward.

2 weeks ago on The End of Doctor Who: An Adventure in the Wilderness

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@LiamTheFizz Think of the paychecks Big Finish would have to write for something like that!

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Tate: Donna Return Unlikely

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Not a fair contest at all. There should be no competition, as each are unique.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Final)

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Rob Shearman's lack of further contributions have a bit more to do with Rob himself having reticence, and less to do with the showrunners, either RTD or Steven Moffat not wanting more from him. Rob moved on to other writing (he has some excellent non Doctor Who work available from Big Finish's book line), and has openly stated that, at least at present, he doesn't want to risk any new offering that might fall short of what he has already contributed. I sincerely hope he changes his mind, as he is quite simply, brilliant. If you were genuinely looking at him with the suggestion that he take over a showrunner, when Moffat departs, he would look back at you as if you were mental.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond

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I will be purchasing this and tucking in this weekend!

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Dark Eyes 3 Review

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That is a question that carries a high risk of misunderstood answers, especially for someone from the US like myself. But I understand the gist of it. Obviously for someone from my generation (I will be 49 shortly), it's Tom Baker.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?

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@the Doctor's euphonium @BJAMES @Clara Bosswald wants a Kate Stewart Spin-off I think that outside of what RTD or Steven Moffat clearly state, things are MEANT to be a bit bewildering. As viewers we can do our own summation of what's canon I guess, but I for my own purposes always start with what the writer might state that he or she intended. I honestly think that when they want cohesion they put it there, but when it suits their intent, they don't. A lot of fans want to make complete sense of everything, when I don't think Moffat or RTD, or any writer that's worked with them feels at all constrained to provide that. It's Doctor Who! And they are the ones writing it, and we are the ones watching it.

4 weeks ago on Jenny: A Future Companion

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@Clara Bosswald wants a Kate Stewart Spin-off In Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale – The Final Chapter, Russell T Davies states that he created the character to be the Doctor's mother and this is what actress Claire Bloom was told when she was cast.

4 weeks ago on Jenny: A Future Companion

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@Clara Bosswald wants a Kate Stewart Spin-off RTD has stated that the woman Time Lord in TEOT was in fact, the Doctor's mother. That was his intention.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Jenny: A Future Companion

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@Americanwhovian Agreed. That is, after all, all we can do. Speculation isn't going to change anything, or make Christmas come faster.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on A Hint on Jenna Coleman’s Future?

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@TheSoundofDrums Get them! There really isn't a bad apple in the bunch, even the more off track, unconventional ones (think Divergent Universe series) are well worth the investment and listen.

1 month ago on Happy Birthday, Paul McGann

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He doesn't look a day over 1996..............

1 month ago on Happy Birthday, Paul McGann

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@Clara Bosswald wants a Kate Stewart Spin-off @SonicTheHedgehogRules They've done it with Nev Mcintosh as Vastra, and Dan Starkey as Strax on a regular basis. Star Trek did it with several characters over a longer run. So it is possible, but as I said, I think it would be more of a question of budget, and perhaps a mixture of practical makeup and CGI work, depending on what kind of alien they were trying to realize.

1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat Mulls Future Companion Not Being Another Earth Girl

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We need a proper, full on, ALIEN companion. I know that would prove more costly perhaps for the ongoing budget, but in my opinion, it's time to see this new, more "alien" Doctor bounce off of someone that's not human, or even female. See Holly Black's recent novella "Lights Out" for an example of how this dynamic can pop.

1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat Mulls Future Companion Not Being Another Earth Girl

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@TheOncomingHurricane @supermoff  @Malohkeh Sanity, TOH, some wisdom and sanity. Thank you.

1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat on Series 8 Ratings: There is no drop-off

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@Mercy Reborn2 That was going to happen at the end of the Delgado run in the Third Doctor era, before Delgado's tragic unfortunate death. The Master was going to sacrifice himself to save the Doctor. We've seen him do that in TEOT, but we haven't seen him find peace yet, except perhaps, from the sound of those drums.

1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat on Finale Death, Master Future

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@TheDreamer... wanting her DW Christmas NOW! @TaylorBoone I agree that it appeared to be a teleportation. Missy didn't seem alarmed, and the nonchalant way in which she just stood between the tombstones more than suggested it was a teleport point. At any rate, the Doctor got off the hook, the Brigadier got to fire his execution shot, and the Master/Missy will no doubt be returning.

1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat on Finale Death, Master Future

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Ah, and now backhanded compliments.

1 month, 1 week ago on 12 Great Moments From Death in Heaven

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@Hibernus @DaftDalek at the end of Series 8 @sontaran17 is being upgraded As Big Finish Eighth Doctor is canon, so must now be he.

1 month, 1 week ago on DWM #480: Miss Me?

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@The Lazy Cat Needs Her Inhaler Fear not, Lazy Cat (your name is fine by me), I don't think Clara is going to depart with a whimper. I think there is the temptation to think Moffat has botched her departure, but I feel that this is an error in perception. The long game Moffat is playing with the character of Clara has more days behind it than ahead, but it's not over yet. Some folks let their expectations lead them to believe or think that it has to be now, or should have been done with the finale. But it's not. Steven Moffat may play with fans expectations but he, like it or not, it's simply the way it is, does not run the show by them.

1 month, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven

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And I know I'm not the only one who thinks Jemma Redgrave is, well................Hot

1 month, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven

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@galactic_unicorn @Beasts_a_Snarling is Really..... THE MASTER ! I think a resolve is coming on the lying bit. It will close much better when it does.

1 month, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven

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@WhovianJack He also "borrowed" much of a scene right out of "The Scream Of The Shalka", so there. Why not on either count?

1 month, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven

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Definitely upset by Osgood's death, but that's what it was meant to provoke, right? Definitely put me off balance, shocked me, and left me reeling a bit. Definitely going to need multiple viewings for everything to sink in, but it's not the first time this series. I could not have predicted anything I saw here, and I long ago learned to cast aside expectations and just let Doctor Who move.Victory lap for the Brig! Well done all around. The Master/Mistress will be back. Bring on Christmas!

1 month, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven

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The Dream Lord returns!?

1 month, 1 week ago on 2014 Christmas Special Plot Hints

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@MrRazza thinks Series 8 is Faaaaan-Tastic! Why is it always a matter of someone whining about not liking it, so they have a complaint, and it has to, presumably, change, rather than, hey, you don't like it, it's obviously not for certain folks, so just don't keep watching?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on BBC Defends Dark Water Complaints

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@The Other I smell a bigot. Sorry, but what you said, "The Other", is quite sad and pathetic. And by the way, what made you think the show was ever made for you? That's small thinking for you.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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@supermoff is waiting for heaven.... @madscotsmandoctor  The female Doctor folks have got their sex change! It didn't go down with much difficulty for me. The Master has body swapped and taken over bodies, and there is still the matter of how he managed to take on this form. When last we saw him, he was disappearing with Gallifrey back into the Time War. Did he come back out with it, into the "pocket universe" so to speak? Did he regenerate, or just hijack a new form? All questions we may or may not get answers to. I was not and am not an advocate of a female Doctor, but in my opinion, this was done shockingly well. The stage for gender change was set by the Corsair in the Doctor Who universe, but I suspect there's far more than just a transgender Time Lord present here. This could get even more interesting, and I expect it will.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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Still a baby. A baby who was brilliant at playing an OLD man, but still a youngster. Many more, Matt!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Happy Birthday, Matt Smith!

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@PCAriza @BJAMES @AlanCrome I surrender. Yes, the END is near. It's been a good run, though. Maybe they'll bring it back in about 16 years?

2 months ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@BazHood @BJAMES I know I'm not stressing, and it's far from taking anything for granted. There would have to be a seismic shift, a worldwide drop of extreme proportions for the BBC to pull the plug. If the license (tax payer, non-profit) element was ever an issue, BBC worldwide would find a way to fund it through revenue and additional means before they would pull the plug on it's most prosperous, globally popular property. I was there in 1989, and I watched, even from the US, how the BBC, then run by people largely indifferent or openly hostile to Doctor Who suffocated the show. It's a different BBC and a different world now.

2 months ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@SIDRAT No, not at all. But that one is. But in respectful consideration, I'll add it to the "Dead Horse" list that some "Whovians" keep beating. The list that includes "falling ratings", and "female Doctor", and now also, perhaps, "ClaraWho".

2 months ago on Flatline Review

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@tom colman Oh me and Alice, you know, believing all the tall tales.

2 months ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@AlanCrome  You live in the UK, don't you? Did you know the world is bigger than that? 77 million (probably plus) viewers worldwide. Worldwide audience larger than it has ever been in the entire 50 year history of the show. But you should probably contact the BBC and encourage them to "face reality". Then, they will no doubt cancel Doctor Who, and you'll be proven right.

2 months ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@Tomb of the Cyberbob Just Whovians with perception problems who can't get their heads around the concept that the way people watch television is evolving.


2 months ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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I love the UK. I've always wanted to go there, and hope I get to before I shuffle this mortal coil. Most of my favorite shows have always been British. But I would be willing to venture that those who continue to stress what they call, or stress over what they call "falling ratings", are from the UK. Some of them still have nightmares about the show's cancellation in 1989, and probably, are still living in 1989. And some of them forget that they live on what is basically, an island. Their backyard is not the world, and perhaps they need to broaden themselves with some travel.

2 months ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@Antee991166 A friend of mine once said, "Everyone has a Doctor". But Capaldi has certainly helped himself by completely obliterating the comparison chart, in my opinion. He had everything he needed, and found his feet almost immediately. He never needed to run to catch up. He was born there.

2 months ago on Flatline Review

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That observation about the Doctor "romancing" sacrifice? DEAD ON. Well written and constructed article. Thanks.

2 months ago on Flatline Review

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"You opened the box. We came". Didn't the miniature chameleon circuit deactivated Tardis resemble the puzzle box from the Hellraiser films?

2 months ago on Doctor Who Extra: Flatline

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@ Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. Here we go with that one again. Never let a dead horse run away..........or an Otter.

2 months ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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@The sound of bongo drums Is Missy the Rani?

2 months ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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@tomblack93 Here we go with that one, again. Never let a dead horse run away................

2 months ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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Ha, the ClaraWho folks were somewhat right, for at least an episode. From the mouths of..........well, never mind. Great episode, and still primed for more. I drank the Doctor Who Koolaide!

2 months ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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@The12thDimension I think that the times are ripe, now that Moffat has established his take on the Whoniverse, for some RTD era characters to return. Maybe get Russell to actually write a new story and bring them back for something new?

2 months, 1 week ago on Piper Praises Capaldi, Unsure on Another Return

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