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@Huknar To quote the Doctor: "It's not the time that matters, it's the person." In this case the person/people writing the episodes. It's just a case of using the time afforded to them more effectively. 

44 minutes ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up

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@doctorwhotvuk Just thought I'd let you know on here that I've submitted an article. My Windows mail is always playing up, so I'm never sure when it's actually sent something. If you could just let us know if and when you receive it, that would be great!

17 hours, 36 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@supermoff  @GoodYear92 As do I. It almost makes me wish Matt hadn't had it, and instead Capaldi would wear it as his.

19 hours, 51 minutes ago on Deep Breath Pics

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Something I'm noticing is that Capaldi immediately suits any outfit he dons, and just looks the part of the Doctor. He looks great in Matt's final outfit, similarly so in the formal Victorian garb, and he looks brilliantly zany in the hobo, nightgown combination. And of course, he looks fantastic in all the variants we've seen of his Doctor's actual outfit. I'm beginning to think you could dress him in near enough anything, and he'd pull it off.

19 hours, 53 minutes ago on Deep Breath Pics

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@TheCyberDoctor is Undead I agree, and actually your point about their voices is one I neglected to make. I do find the deeper tones a lot more threatening. It's one of the very few things I really do like about the Paradigm Daleks. 

22 hours, 7 minutes ago on Time to Regenerate the Daleks?

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@TardisBoy Thanks TB! 

22 hours, 9 minutes ago on Time to Regenerate the Daleks?

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Very good article, Chris. Personally, I disagree with change for change's sake where things like the Daleks are concerned. I suppose it sort of makes sense with the Time War storyline all but concluded, that the variant of Dalek most associated with it should be done away with, but as far as I'm concerned, the design is still more than good enough to remain. And it's far better than the abominable Paradigm revision. I admit, their metallic paint jobs in Asylum of the Daleks improved them to a small degree, but to me, their flimsy-looking casings still resemble overgrown plastic toys more than they do machines built for conquering the universe. I feel that the right decision was made to consign them to the background since Victory of the Daleks. 

If another redesign is on the cards, I wouldn't object to it, as long as it matched or bettered the Time War design, but I don't agree that there's any need for them to be redesigned.

22 hours, 13 minutes ago on Time to Regenerate the Daleks?

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@Luna23 First of all, the remark I made was not exclusively in reference to you. I didn't actually make note of anyone's usernames, I just noted the comments themselves. So the point you were making in your comments yesterday is largely irrelevant to what I've said in mine, as you weren't and aren't being singled out here.

Secondly, as others said at the time, it's very hard to infer the actual context of Capaldi's previous comments, because the written word doesn't always come across as it was spoken. My issue was with people jumping the gun, and declaring him arrogant and smug, as I've noted in my original comment, with very little evidence that I could see to back up such remarks. Perhaps it's not a case of the "hype train travelling far too fast for most to notice", but rather that most us just didn't see what you did, and that just maybe, you're reading too much into what he's been saying.

1 day ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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Spoken like a true fan of the show. Just because he's set out to portray the character differently to those who've held the role most recently prior to him, that doesn't automatically mean he dislikes what they did with it, merely that he feels it's time for a change. Hopefully, this means we can put to bed the remarks about him being arrogant, smug, etc., because that's quite obviously not the case at all.


“It’s not romantic, but it’s not without love.”

This is yet more great news. The best Doctor/companion dynamics tend to be those of a more platonic nature, so I'm really glad that the Doctor and Clara's relationship is heading in this direction.

1 day, 1 hour ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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I saw a comment posted on Den of Geek's article about Capaldi's Empire interview, and what it said at the end about the first five episodes and especially Moffat's episode, Listen, is quite exciting.


"The Leaked five scripts are exceptionally strong and Listen is easily the best thing Moffat has written and will become the new high water mark for Who. The sneak peek of Capaldi on the Tardis will give an idea of how great it is."

I know it's only one person's opinion, which may prove drastically different to mine, but based on the tone of the entire comment, it seems this might be an episode that pleases many of those who have been dissatisfied with Moffat of late. Also, I've seen a lot of comments, blog posts, etc. about these leaked scripts, and all of them have echoed this sort of praise.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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This has been one of the best, most unique series of articles I've come across on this site. Your analysis is really, very insightful, and extremely eloquently put. I've enjoyed reading every word. If inspiration does strike for another addition to the series, please don't hesitate. I'm sure everyone would love to read more of your thoughts on this topic. I know I would. Well done!

1 day, 21 hours ago on How does the TARDIS reflect The Doctor? (Part 3)

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What's worth bearing in mind about Capaldi's comments, is that they come, not just from someone who has taken on the role of the Doctor, but a fan, first and foremost. We fans all have opinions on the direction the show has taken in the last couple of series, and I'm sure Capaldi does as well. If he found himself dissatisfied with it, then I can completely empathise with him wanting to rectify what he might have felt went wrong with the previous Doctor's run. I'm certain were any of us in a position to do so, we would as well. 

As for his Doctor possibly being more "alien" that Matt's, I think it's a different context of alien that he's intimating. While Matt's Doctor was flamboyant, quirky, and somewhat clueless when it came to social interaction with humans (i.e. his demeanour was very offbeat), I suspect Capaldi will emphasise the "alien" quality of his Doctor primarily through a more aloof disposition, similar to Hartnell's Doctor. But I suppose we won't know until we see his portrayal for ourselves. It has to be said, though, with everything we've heard so far, I'm expecting him to be absolutely brilliant.

2 days ago on Capaldi’s Doctor More Alien, Less “human-friendly”

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@Chris502 I read through that entire comment, just waiting for a grumpy punchline. Did you write this under duress? ;)

2 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@TardisBoy The way he says 'I stole their dreams away' sends shivers down my spine. His voice is just sensational. I wish he'd narrate my life...

3 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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I just stumbled across this fan-made video, which features the absolutely epic voice of Charles Dance as the Master. The monologue is taken from the BBC's Winter Olympics trailer, which surprised me a bit, as I actually thought it was a famous poem at first. It's just so wonderfully haunting, and Dance's delivery of the lines is utterly brilliant, and what's more some of the words seem so perfectly suited to Doctor Who, it's uncanny. Have a listen: https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlALvZqT9kM

3 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@stargazer0118 It's hard to pinpoint, to be honest. It's more just a general feeling. But I did love how he just exuded this sense of very overt authority. There was always an aura of complete superiority, which reminded me most, rather oddly, of Hartnell's Doctor, and it's something that I feel was perhaps lacking with Matt Smith's incarnation, due to the flamboyant demeanour that he adopted most of the time. 

3 days, 4 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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Well, my rewatch of Doctor Who has come to an end. I just finished watching The Time of the Doctor, which I still thoroughly love, only apart from Tasha Lem's flirtatiousness and the ease with which she pilots the TARDIS (it seems ridiculous to me to claim that flying it is easy). I couldn't be more depressed that I now have no more to watch until August 23rd. 

It has to be said, though, I find it amazing how much my perspective on episodes, series, characters etc. can change watching it all again, considering how many times I've seen it all before. I appreciated the RTD era a lot more this time around (not that I ever didn't appreciate it, of course, but I definitely enjoyed it, overall, more than I remembered), and Tennant's Doctor for that matter. I haven't considered him one of my absolute favourite incarnations for a while, but I do now. Not enough to knock Hartnell and Eccleston off the top spots, but enough so that it took me surprisingly long to adjust to Matt Smith again. It was all the way until The Vampires of Venice before I finally embraced the change. Very unusual. It was almost like experiencing it for the first time again.


I've watched through Series 7 over the last few days, and the latter part, although still far from my favourite run, wasn't as mediocre as I recall. I particularly enjoyed The Bells of Saint John (aside from some of the flirting and sickly sweet interactions between Clara and the Doctor), The Rings of Akhaten, and Cold War, rather more than I anticipated.


And on a final point, The Day of the Doctor was just amazing to watch again. I haven't seen it since days after the anniversary, so it wasn't really fresh in my memory, and all the more exciting for it. Now, though, I'm at a loss for what to watch. Part of me just wants to go back to the start again...

3 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@TardisBoy Yup, it could not have come at a better time. It's one of the reasons why no amount of criticism of it will ever turn me against The Day of the Doctor. It rekindled my - at the time - dwindling love of Doctor Who. And it's also worth mentioning that I loved The Time of the Doctor as well, despite having numerous issues with it. 

4 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@TardisBoy Mine's sadly even lower, as Hide is the only episode I really, properly like from Series 7B. It's not all that surprising in my case, though, as this series nearly drove me to stop watching altogether, which seems inconceivable now, after the 50th and with how much I'm looking forward to Series 8.

4 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@doctorwhotvuk It's definitely in the back of my mind for that to be the case. However, I've really enjoyed the snippets we've seen of his Doctor so far, and everything that's being teased about his take on the role sounds great. Also, unlike with Tennant and Smith, I'm not reeling at all from the previous incarnation's departure. 

6 days, 23 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@Gustaff Not sure if it qualifies as a 'stealth insult' per se, but the Doctor's remark in Hide that paradoxes resolve themselves, by and large, was quite amusing. As we know, numerous things like the Doctor escaping the Pandorica have been criticised for being paradoxical events.

1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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It seems wry humour has been outlawed by the vast majority of fans today. I'm pretty sure if I replied to any comments on here, declaring 'YOU'RE WRONG', it would be taken as a joke, right? It's really baffling to see so many fans being so overly sensitive about such a harmless little remark. When did we start taking ourselves so seriously?

1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@Amy is Hannibal Well, yes, it's obviously him baiting, but I bet when he said it in person he had a wry smile on his face foreseeing the uproar that's resulted from it. It's just his sense of humour, at the end of the day. He knows how fastidious Doctor Who fans can be over the tiniest most trivial details of the show, and how resolute we are in our views, and so occasionally makes remarks like this to play on that. If people didn't take it to heart so much, then it wouldn't be an issue. 

1 week ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title

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I really don't understand what all the fuss is about here. All Moffat seems to be saying is that, whilst the Doctor acknowledges he's had a number of different forms throughout his life (his 'Eleventh' remark in The Lodger is evidence of this, and as Moffat says if he was asked which number he was, he would address it after some thought), he only ever identifies himself as the Doctor; there is no numerical factor to his identity from his perspective. The numbered incarnations is just a means for others to identify him. Perhaps I'm missing something here, but it just seems like a harmless remark to me.

1 week ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title

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Something's just occurred to me about The Last of the Time Lords. The Master essentially ages the Tenth Doctor by 900 years, and it results in an extremely shrunken and wizened appearance (the Dobby Doctor). However, the Eleventh Doctor had reached over 1000 years of age by the time he regenerated, and he just winds up looking like a very, very old man, similar to how the Tenth Doctor looked after the Master had first aged him by just 100 years. I suppose the discrepancy can simply be explained away by some incarnations perhaps being more succeptiple to the effects of age than others, which makes sense when you consider that Hartnell's Doctor died through old age, and he was only 450 years-old at that time.

1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@edoe101 @TARDlSkey I just find it a bit silly. The psychic network restoring him to strength I could have just about bought, but it bestowing him with levitation, telekinetic and deflection powers just seemed a bit ridiculous to me. It doesn't ruin the episode, as I really enjoy everything beforehand, but I don't like the floaty Doctor at all. But by the looks of it, you are not alone in liking it!

1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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Which is a more satisfying resolution, the Doctor waving his sonic about in TPoT, or his use of the Armstrong footage to defeat the Silence in DotM? The sonic is fine as a solution to little problems, which helps advance the plot, but what I object to is it being used to resolve an entire episode, or it being whipped out to overcome near enough every obstacle that confronts the Doctor in an episode. It's always more satisfying to see the Doctor prevail through a clear demonstration of his genius intellect, not his sonic just buzzing for a few seconds. It's just lazy, at the end of the day. It takes no effort on the writer's part. However, they've kind of written themselves into a corner by making it so powerful, and it's not like the Doctor's going to deliberately downgrade it, or go without one if it gets destroyed, because the TARDIS can just produce another one. It just needs to be relied on less.

1 week, 4 days ago on Doctor Who’s Biggest Deus Ex Machina

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@TardisBoy I don't think there's much to choose between them. They're strengths and weaknesses are different, but no more or less than the other. And as much as I criticise (constructively, I hope) the pair of them from time to time, I still love more of their episodes than I dislike. 

I'm completely with you in support of Russell. I have a lot of affection for his era of the show, which is where most of the criticism comes from. But when it's dished out in a hateful manner, as it is too frequently for both him and Moffat, it's incredibly frustrating, so I can see why you felt the need to say what you said. 

1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@TardisBoy I think the reason some of the poor resolutions to his finales bothers me so much is because most of what precedes them is brilliant. Of course, I also prefer characters with heart to characters that I just can't connect with (ahem...Clara), but I also prefer that in combination with a solid, clever plot. It's not like Russell wasn't capable of that, as numerous of his episodes demonstrated that he was and are among my very favourites. It's just that his finales, in my opinion, rarely showcased the best of his ability to juggle both. 

I don't think it's true to say that people don't care if things make sense anymore, as the swathe of criticisms that are so often directed at Russell and Moffat frequently target the plots of episodes they've written, as well as characters and the like. And as much as I have an issue with episodes like LotTL, Journey's End, and The End of Time, primarily for how they are resolved, I have just as many different issues with some of Moffat's episodes. Those intricate plots of his aren't always so tightly woven.

1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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I have countless criticisms of The End of Time, but I love the Doctor's reward scenes. Of them all, I find Donna's wedding the most tragic. The shot of him stood distant from the ceremony just encapsulates the theme of loss that was most prominent with the Tenth Doctor. Donna, of all his companions, was possibly his closest friend, and he was left on the fringes of the biggest day of her life (that she could remember), as just an anonymous spectator. It doesn't bring tears to my eyes, but I do find it a really poignant moment in that episode.

1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@Huknar @TheOncomingStorm Couldn't agree more. I still get creeped out when that Cyberman just pops really freakily into shot right before being EMP'd by Mrs. Moore in "Age of Steel".

1 week, 5 days ago on Cybermen Invade London (Again!)

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I'm thrilled that we're getting an Earth invasion story to end the series with, especially with the Daleks not being the primary invading force, as it's been quite a while since the Cybermen took centre stage in a finale. I just hope these new Cybermen are better utilised than in Gaiman's episode last series. I think first and foremost, the 'upgrade in progress' schtick desperately needs to be reigned in, or else a narratively plausible defeat for them just becomes impossible to achieve. But, otherwise, exciting stuff. I love these little homages to the show's past.

1 week, 5 days ago on Cybermen Invade London (Again!)

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I don't think a full blown multi-Doctor special on the scale of "The Day of the Doctor" is required, and nor is it that likely to happen. The main issue is that it would be following right on the heels of the fiftieth, which was a celebration of Doctor Who, new and old. To then just specifically celebrate the revival with returning Doctors and companions would cheapen what "The Day of the Doctor" managed to achieve, in my view. Of course, a decade having passed since the show returned will get some recognition, I don't doubt (perhaps a story featuring the Autons, since the revived series debuted with them), and it should. But I think multi-Doctor episodes like "Day" should be reserved for celebrations of the show as a whole.

1 week, 5 days ago on Will There Be a 10th Anniversary Special for the Revival?

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@doctorwhotvuk Yep, I'd have to agree. I think Russell excelled at the quieter, character-driven moments in his stories, which is why episodes like "Boom Town", "Utopia", and "Midnight" are a clear cut above the rest, for me (excluding "The Parting of the Ways"). Because they're not finales, they're not addled with -- to use the words of a commenter on this site a long time ago -- the ridiculous excesses that are found in episodes like "Last of the Time Lords" and "Journey's End". 

1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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The thing that frustrates me most about "Journey's End" is that Davies posed a far more satisfying prospect to resolve the Dalek threat than Donna flicking and spinning a few buttons and dials and reducing the Daleks to screeching merry-go-rounds, with that genetic code device that the metacrisis Doctor builds. If he'd elaborated on its workings some more and how it would be utilised, as well as showing us more of the Doctor creating the device (as opposed to it just being hashed together mostly off-screen), that could have been a relatively plausible and quite clever solution, as the crucial information that Davros had bred the Daleks from his own cells was given early on. It would have been a resolution that remained consistent with, and relied on, a plot point which had already been established in "The Stolen Earth", rather than coming from nowhere with a load of nonsensical technobabble to help sell it. Because apart from its cr*p resolution, and that horrendously corny towing of Earth, I quite like "Journey's End". Oh, well!

1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@TheBiPunishment I've always disliked this episode immensely, and once again when I came to it on my rewatch, I had to force myself to sit through the majority of it. I don't think much of the acting in general, aside from the Doctor and Martha. Andrew Garfield isn't tasked with anything too strenuous in terms of character, so his talents aren't exactly showcased to the fullest. Bland best describes him. Solomon is just a trite heroic American character, in my view, and Tahllula irritates me no end. Diagoras was probably the best of a bad bunch, but even he wasn't anything special, and didn't exactly break the mould of 'corporate villain'. 

The pig slaves are far from the worst aspect of the episode, though there is something a bit ridiculous about them that sort of undermines any threat they were intended to present. And the Daleks' "masterplan" doesn't make a lick of sense from where I'm sitting, and never has. 

Pursuing a human form because of humanity's continuing survival compared to the Daleks' near extinction at that point in time was overlooking the real cause of both: the Doctor. Remove him from the equation and the Daleks' would be thriving alone in the universe, no doubt. But instead, they look to a humanoid form outside of their shells as an attempt to ameliorate their survival efforts, which could only have ever had one of two results: they make themselves more vulnerable and so any attempts to conquer in the flesh are more easily thwarted by, not just the Doctor, but other previously inferior (at least, physically) life forms, or the hybridisation results in a creature/creatures so far removed from what it means to be a Dalek that they are no longer inclined towards their desire to be conquerors (which is exactly what happened with Dalek Sec), and so their stratagem could never achieve the results that they set out to. 

Anyway, rant over. I'm glad others enjoy this episode, but I find it frustratingly poor, and always have. It's down there with "Fear Her" as the worst of the worst, if you ask me. However, I'm not against Helen Raynor, as I quite like her Sontaran episodes. I just think she was the wrong person to write for the Daleks. 

1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@TardisBoy It's possible, I suppose. I can't speak to her acting quality in anything other than Doctor Who, because that's all I've seen her in. I hope you're right, as it means that one of the biggest bugbears I had with the last series isn't present in the latest one. But whilst the general quality of her acting did improve from "The Name of the Doctor" onwards, there were still moments in those episodes where I found her to be a little less than convincing, so I'm not entirely confident that it's just a character issue. However, I would love to be proven wrong. 

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@TardisBoy I'm one of the very few that doesn't think Jenna is that strong an actress on the evidence of Series 7. At least, not consistently so. She's had her moments, most notably in the last three episodes you've already mentioned, and her 'we're all ghosts to you' scene in "Hide" springs to mind as well. But, in general, I don't find myself too impressed by her acting. It can be a bit wooden at times. So, I'm hoping that can be improved upon in Series 8 most of all.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@The Administrator Yay, but purely on the basis that it just might result in less appearances in Doctor Who itself. I remain not particularly fond of them as a whole, though I quite like Vastra. 

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@Gustaff That's a real shame you've had that spoiled for you. I assume the villain of the episode is a big deal, since, to the best of my knowledge, we've heard nothing about who/what it is from official sources or set reports. I had a close call on Facebook earlier. Someone was discussing the fourth episode and a big surprise at the end of it. I just about managed to pull my eyes away before I saw anything too ruinous. But this is only the day after the leak, and we've got weeks to go yet. I can't imagine many of us will avoid anything major being spoiled for us.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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You know, just once, I'd like to see someone do a list like that and place the likes of Eccleston, Hartnell, Pertwee, etc. at the top, instead of going with the run of the mill choices of either Tom Baker or David Tennant. It would make for a refreshing change.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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I watched this one quite recently as well. Personally, I still love the Doctor's "fanboying". It's the funniest part of the epsiode.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@TardisBoy I've been carefully checking up on it, whilst trying to avoid any actual details of the scripts, and at the very least, the general consensus with regards to "Deep Breath" is that it's a very good episode. I think I'll stop while I'm ahead, though, because I really don't want to come across any spoilers. 

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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Wow, after generally keeping such a tight ship this year with regards to spoilers, this happens. Moffat will be distraught when he finds out, if he hasn't already. What a bloody shame. And despite our best efforts to avoid them, I think it's pretty inevitable that a number of us here will run into some of these spoilers online over the coming weeks, because this is already spreading like wildfire by the looks of it.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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I've recently started listening to a lot of R&B music (and I mean proper old school-style R&B). I've fallen in love with a load of Terry Callier's stuff, my favourite of which is definitely You Goin' Miss Your Candyman from 1973 (link: https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZS4UxsE66U). It has one the best basslines I've ever heard, and Callier's voice is just sensational.


Two other tracks I'm hooked on at the moment are Kids on the Corner by Jacob Banks, and Money is King by Lee Fields. I'm really becoming infatuated with this genre of music at the moment.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/

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@ClassicWhovian Something new. The Daleks have started to become a bit stale, so there needs to be an element of reinvention with their next appearance.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@Djornad His info is normally very reliable in my experience, so I'd say there's a good chance that this is legit news. 

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@TardisBoy Yeah, the classic feel is nice, and it goes hand-in-hand with the nostalgia of watching the first series. I suppose it's just a little odd, because I remember watching the episodes when they originally aired and being completely in awe of how amazing they looked at times. 

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@The Watchful Guardian I think around the halfway point, the visual quality improves quite alot. "The Parting of the Ways" is still a beautifully, cinematic episode, even compared to the episodes we get now. That shot of the Daleks flying out the ships looks stunning. And, yeah, the stories are all hugely enjoyable.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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I've decided I'm going to watch Series 1-7 again during the time until the new series starts. I'm already up to "World War Three", but watching "Rose" I couldn't help noticing how dated it now seems. I know it's been nearly a decade since it first aired, but the fact that my overriding impression of it now is that it looks rather old is a bit sad for me. It doesn't impede my enjoyment of it so much, it's just a strange sensation to think of it almost as I would episodes from the classic series.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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