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@Oodkind @TheOncomingHurricane @TazminDaytime That doesn't make any sense. He was already working for them prior to those two years and he remembers that. 

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Infinite Potential: Where Could Big Finish Take New Who? (Part 2)

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@JFrance There is already a book based on this premise (The Story of Martha), although there's always room for more I guess?

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Infinite Potential: Where Could Big Finish Take New Who? (Part 2)

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@TazminDaytime ...Yeah, Jack's not going to join any time agencies after one erased 2 years of his memories.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Infinite Potential: Where Could Big Finish Take New Who? (Part 2)

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@Conall McCormick  'However Sarah also made the few surviving slitheen part on good terms' When? Their last appearance was in The Nightmare Man where one was blown up. 

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Infinite Potential: Where Could Big Finish Take New Who? (Part 2)

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@TheCyberDoctor, Member of CATS @TheOncomingHurricane No, because the John Hurt scene was filmed alongside Day, they had no shooting time left for Matt's leg to recover or there was a risk of Name not being ready for broadcast. 

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Infinite Potential: Where Could Big Finish Take New Who? (Part 2)

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@supermoff @TheOncomingHurricane Anyone with the audacity to actually write it as intended deserves praise (and a shield) though.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Infinite Potential: Where Could Big Finish Take New Who? (Part 2)

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They walked out.  (Even if Matt couldn't shoot the scene, it's still true)

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Infinite Potential: Where Could Big Finish Take New Who? (Part 2)

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@Regenerated Catterson hails CTFxC Nah, he said he left a lot of gaps, not just Trenzalore.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Infinite Potential: Where Could Big Finish Take New Who? (Part 2)

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Some really great ideas here, any one of them could be great if done well! I'm looking forward to tomorrow's installment, and not just because it features my own contribution - I want to see everyone else's!

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Infinite Potential: Where Could Big Finish Take New Who? (Part 1)

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@Supermoff, member of CATS @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen 'You know what, as Big Finish seem to have a reputation of taking controversial parts of the series and improving them' Good Lord, an Angie and Artie spinoff D:

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Infinite Potential: Where Could Big Finish Take New Who? (Part 1)

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@Mikeyboss182  'There is no way on earth Eccleston would do any audios'


At the moment, no. As he ages...possibly. As it was with Tom Baker.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Infinite Potential: Where Could Big Finish Take New Who? (Part 1)

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@Baker Street Well, Lee Evans has said he's retiring from television and stand-up tours...and this is neither, so...

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms As good as this is likely to be, I can barely make leisure purchases right now and I think my preorder of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (another franchise with apparent interesting licensing going on at the moment) was definitely the right one. Not least since it's out on Friday and not in November. 

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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So much potential! I can't wait for this and any other possible licenses!

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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I don't think anyone complained about Forest's tone. Its content, yes...

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Why Series 8 Needed Child-Friendly Episodes & Moments

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@Browncoat of arms @TheOncomingHurricane @Reeze, agent of C.L.A.R.A. As I can't remember where I read it, I'm not 100% sure, but I'm fairly certain it was Kill the Moon. And as I don't remember the two male scientists talking to the Doctor or each other, it's probably true. 

3 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@Tarilyn @Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @TheOncomingHurricane @Oswin, Happy that Clara stays ! There are significant differences between knowing your gender and knowing differences between tech that's billions of years old. They aren't remotely the same. One you know because it's in your own head, the other is history. 

3 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@Jara1  'How many women were, in reality, in submarines in soviet Russia? I think political correctness got out of hand, this test proves it.'


...The test is to judge a pattern, not single episodes. Also, it was created as a satire with a serious point...30 years ago.

3 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@Oswin, Happy that Clara stays ! TCH does not pass. The Snowmen should, in my opinion. How on earth is New Earth passing, though? Is Rose suddenly bi? 

3 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@AceEverett @Ian Chatterton The only truth is that a black actor was offered the role but declined at one point, and they told Neil Gaiman. Anything else is purely speculation. Paterson Joseph is a great actor, I seriously doubt that he'd believe it was just because he's black. It's not a role lightly offered. 

3 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@Chewie2003 ...Is this a philosophical question? What are you asking? 

3 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@Kongosoha, preoccupied with questions of morality It's not just characters being dodgy, it's the way she's written. The idea of her having a sex life is treated as ludicrous. 

3 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@Reeze, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @TheOncomingHurricane ...Congratulations, you've spectacularly missed the point. 

3 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@91 Queen of Evil @TheOncomingHurricane @Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms Strax gene spliced himself for nursing duties, this is not a standard Sontaran feature.

3 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@BLINKANDYOUREDEAD The Snowmen passes as far as I can tell - although the conversation involves Clara. TCH surprisingly doesn't. A Good Man Goes To War however does (barely).

3 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@Alleigh member of P.O.N.D.S Where has any offence been claimed? Did you actually read it? 

3 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @TheOncomingHurricane Well, they do seem to identify as male. 'Words are the weapons of womenfolk' is a good indicator. 

3 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms Does Strax even count as a man? Even talking about him wouldn't fail XD

3 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@Reeze, agent of C.L.A.R.A. Er, we just want representation to reflect the real world. That's literally it. As for why it's important, it's important for people from all walks of life to be represented and inspired. Media doesn't exist in a vacuum, it can either be used to reinforce pre-existing ideas and stereotypes, or it can break them.


23 episodes fail the Bechdel test, whereas 1 episode fails the reverse. I don't see how addressing the skewed balance of male guest characters is supposed to be 'annoying' or 'ridiculous'. 

3 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @TheOncomingHurricane @91 Queen of Evil It's thought to be fairly awful already, plot wise. In the DWM 2014 poll it came 197th of 241. 

3 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@Iris Wildthyme The one thing about LGBT representation occurring via Vastra and Jenny that I have qualms with is that the relationship seems built on an inherent power dynamic - Vastra is the mistress, and Jenny is the maid. If the Paternosters return (which they, unfortunately, probably will be), I hope this is addressed, because their relationship seems built on a central unequal distribution of power.


It seems to me to be a perfectly realistic demonstration of a D/s relationship between two women without bringing consent into it (obviously difficult considering). Jenny has not demonstrated any distress at her situation and would be perfectly willing to raise an objection if asked to do anything she was uncomfortable with. But, the situation is a pretence, as is said. She does it because she wants to. I've seen numerous LBT women praise it due to the similarities of their own relationships (and though I've not had one, fits something I'd want out of one), no doubt why Deep Breath has been nominated for a GLAAD media award. 

3 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@LaraHarris @4sure @joseffwilliams 'have all be plot devices as opposed to people' 


No. In addition, maybe.

3 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@91 Queen of Evil @Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms It's more of the use of slurs (The Celestial Toymaker includes the N word), racial stereotypes and blackface rather than number of characters.

3 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@91 Queen of Evil Not counting Missy, one (questionable) trans character isn't a great sign, but that doesn't make it transphobic. Is the show as a whole transphobic? Categorically no. Does it have moments? Yes, but they don't outweigh the positives, in my view (and I wrote the transphobia article last week). 


Same with the sexism thing, just saying that there's room for improvement isn't saying it's sexist. We're not Helen Mirren, we care because we like it. 

3 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@Alleigh member of P.O.N.D.S 'Yet I see Princess Leia as one of the most important characters in Star Wars.' 


She is, but the bikini scene doesn't help. 

3 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@NeutronFlow is gniwolf @TheOncomingHurricane @Supermoff, member of CATS @joseffwilliams It's not my thoughts, it's the express intention of the writer: 


'Collinson also felt that Harriet's downfall could be seen as a "hark to " as one of Thatcher's aides had reportedly stated her looking tired; Davies acknowledged a parallel with events in Whitehall and felt the script underlined the power of rumours' 


As for why it's an issue for female politicians, it was tried on Blair (and possibly others) and didn't work.


To clarify, Davies isn't sexist for writing this. The point was that the use of the paraphrased line as a criticism of Moffat is hugely ironic.

3 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen Just because both these examples don't involve two women talking to each other it doesn't mean they should go against a sexism test


It isn't one. The Bechdel test is supposed to be applied to movies, and a movie may fail despite having an incredibly strong female character. This is why the Mako Mori test, after the character from Pacific Rim (which fails the BT), has been been proposed. The test's original purpose was to satirically point out a pattern of films not passing in Hollywood, where it remains a problem.

3 weeks ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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