@stargazer0118 @Scribey @Chris502I have a funny feeling after the finale much of what Clara has done can be attributed to Missy who (hopefully) taints Clara's character
1 hour, 10 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TheBiPunishmentTroughton, McGann, Capaldi, Tennant. (easy)
22 hours, 43 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TheBiPunishment Chris, Peter, David, Jon
1 day, 22 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@Deus_Ex_Machina I love him. He's my favourite Doctor already.
1 day, 22 hours ago on Who is the Twelfth Doctor?
1 day, 23 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@Chris502Is the message that schools are useless and don't assess what really counts?
Random Missy Theory Time
The other night Chris posted a very good theory about how both Name of the Doctor and Time of the Doctor could both have happened. The issue is something I had always expected Moffat to come back and address at some point, we know he likes to make everything complete and any gap is left for a reason. I think Chris could have been right on the money saying that the repercussions of the events of the events last (despite the event itself being null and void) due to the characters seeing them. So if what Chris said about the Clara echoes is true, what about this line of dialogue.
"Tell that to the leader of the Sycorax, or Solomon the trader, or the Cybermen, or the Daleks. The Doctor lives his life in darker hues, day upon day, and he will have other names before the end. The Storm, the Beast, the Valeyard."
By extension of logic, that would imply that this change could still have happened for the Doctor, if the Clara echoes can exist so can the Doctor's darker side. If we say that the Doctor who we witness now is the one produced from the moment of intervention, i.e. the one who went on to save Gallifrey and regenerated whilst protection trenzalore. That means there could be a another Doctor out there, the path the Doctor was always meant to take until the intervention occurred.
So let's take a step back and look at the consequences of Clara's actions on the Doctor. Instead of becoming this darker being feared across the universe, he has saved his own planet, accepted an incarnation of himself he had hidden, and he has been given a complete fresh start by a new set of regenerations. Why is this significant? It means that Missy's actions in choosing Clara have ultimately led to the Doctor's redemption and saved him from a dark path.
This addition is a pure guess on my behalf, but say the Doctor had rejected the War Doctor, would he have had another regeneration in lieu of this? It's possible. So what am I getting at here, we know Moffat is capable of connecting episodes to the arc which initially don't seem to be. I'm going to go with Time Heist here because of the idea of someone on their death bed using Time Travel to correct their mistakes. It would be perfect foreshadowing for what my idea is.
So that is my theory, is Missy the Valeyard who at the end of her life realised that she was wrong and thus used Clara to help herself to a fresh start and to correct the biggest mistake of her life (and test the audiences reception to a female Doctor at the same time). It would fit inclusion of 12 in Day too as his appearance essentially destiny traps the events so as everything must happen as it does. The Valeyard acting on the Doctor through Clara, I think that could work quite well.
2 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@Chris502 @Mark McCulloughSheriff wasn't a true Villain either if you include the removed scene. He was manipulated by the robots.
3 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@Chris502The Boneless are really the only ones to buck the trend so far.
@doctorwhotvuk Does Danny feature much? I feel he's been brutally underused the last few episodes
5 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I can 100% assure you it is the nervous system, although I can see how the confusion arises as both systems are normally paired. However there are a couple of key areas for differentiating:
First is down near the hands, in the arterial system you have two vessels (the Radial and Ulnar arteries) which join together to form the Palmar Arch which is absent here. Likewise there are three main branches corresponding to the Radial, Median, and Ulnar Nerves.
You picked up on another with the stomach area. Had it been arterial you would have been able to see the three intestinal arteries (Celiac Trunk, Superior Mesenteric, and Inferior Mesenteric Arteries), you would also have the renal arteries coming off the abdominal aorta perpendicularly. The image in the episode fits the nerves of the lumbo-sacral plexus more.
Another key area is the legs, we can see the Terminal Femoral Nerve to the left and above Clara's head, with the Sciatic Nerve branching into the Common Fibular and Tibial Nerves below that. Again arterial supply would be different as Popliteal Artery is continuos with the Femoral Artery.
In the head, what you see is not the Carotids, but Cranial Nerves X and XI coming down from the brainstem. Other defining charactistics are the lack of an aortic arch and abdominal aorta, along with the lack of any anastomoses within the picture.
Hope that clears it up for you :)
5 days, 11 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline
@ilovechocolateNope it was definitely the nervous system, you can take my word for it XD
5 days, 20 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline
@Bored of Clara Who You are right. I totally missed the line of dialogue XD
5 days, 22 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline
@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A.What do you mean be the Addams Family scene? I have no idea what that was XD
5 days, 23 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline
@stargazer0118 @Mark McCullough @TardisBoy Too True. I do absolutely adore the episode (It's a RTD finale how could I not XD) It's just that I watched it tonight probably with S8 speculation glasses on XD
1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TardisBoy I agree with destroying the Daleks, but engineering the rest of the major coincidences I can't see. Eg the subwave network (which brought the Doctor to the Dalek Crucible) created by the Mister Copper Foundation with the money given to him by the Doctor in the end of Voyage of the Damned. I can't buy a Dalek making that happen.
@TardisBoy It's not something I personally was ever convinced was properly explained how it happened. The use of Helped is suggestive that there is more to it.
@LGwalchmai95 @Mark McCullough I interpreted the line a little different. His helping was solely on the Dalek side, getting the Daleks somewhere where meta-ten could kill the majority of the species. The rest of it would always have happened anyway.
Did we actually ever get an answer for who or what drove the Doctor and Donna together? I'm not entirely sure we did and now we have a situation similar situation with Clara the Doctor and the woman in the shop. Assuming that Moffat has picked up on this discrepancy and plans plans to give an answer which satisfies both. I think there may be some connection to a personification of time. Especially consider the fact that Dalek Caan was able to see how everything come together because of his exposure to Time. At the time we all assumed that it was breaking through a time lock caused this for him, but in the context of The Day of the Doctor, that can't really apply any more. Let's say that all get's addressed in one go. Has Time herself been steering the Doctor somewhere. Are we in for a huge payoff?
@arayej @Mark McCulloughUK Police Code I think.
1 week ago on Flatline – 12 Hints & Teasers
1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55. So 55 and 22. A 22-55 is code for someone getting arrested for badmouthing to a police officer. I bet it's Clara.
@TardisBoy Deep Breath 8.5/10
Into the Dalek (and the Doctor) 9/10
Robot(s) of Sherwood 9.5/10
Time Heist 7.5/10
The Caretaker 9.5/10
Kill the Moon (Or Not) 8.75/10
Mummy on the Orient Express 10.1/10
1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Just realised how good a title Dark Water is. It reveals next to nothing about the episode itself yet it is still very intriguing. It is somewhat a juxtaposition in that Water is generally considered pure and cleansing whereas dark is dark. I'm beginning to wonder if the finale muddies the character of one of our protagonists? When you think about dark water, all the images are horrible murky stagnant things. Either that our a really deep body of water which even light cannot penetrate, which I suppose could signify something from the finale too. Oh look, I'm waffling on. I'll stop now.
Cannot help but notice the name 3W could be a reference to www. Implying heaven is some sort of computer system. Possibly related to the Cybermen.
1 week, 2 days ago on Dark Water Official Synopsis
I'm glad to hear that. They've been somewhat trivialised by recent cameos (and Nightmare in Silver was terrible (yet still one of the best of 7B ;) )) so it's about time that the Cybermen were done some justice. I hope Moffat can deliver on his promise though. *cough*KilltheMoon*cough*
1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@DWTV So there is a Tiger and the episode appears to be named after Blake's Tyger. Interesting
1 week, 2 days ago on Flatline Advance Review
Excellent Review DWTV. I'm really looking forward to this one, especially after Mathieson completely exceeded all my expectations with MOTOE. If this is as good as it's predecessor I will be absolutely delighted.
I like the sound of what's implied in the Danny Part
1 week, 5 days ago on DWM #479: Heaven or Hell?
@Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen It's the mummy saluting though XD
1 week, 5 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Mummy on the Orient Express
@TardisBoy I feel this story captured something the show has been missing for a long time now. I'm not quite sure what it was, and can't really describe it, but it was the first episode to really excite me and have me hooked the whole way through on initial viewing in a very long time. I absolutely adore it.
@Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen One of the photos in this article has been made my desktop background ;) Thanks DWTV.
@Status: Stuck in the vortex Yeah that one was a genuine contender this week. I really felt bad about leaving it off.
@ChrisGaskin Nice touches, but such are the quality of the moments this week a reference makes nothing more than a smile for fans as opposed to a great scene. I know some people would include them, but I don't normally. Sorry!
12 Great Moments from an Episode which I rate as 10/10 which coincidently is 2014 words long. 12/10/2014.
@supermoff is now in 2D!Tell me about it. So many that aren't here but could potentially have been. Deciding the list took longer than writing the article XD
@doctorwhotvuk @TheBiPunishmentI think he lost his password or something like that.
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@NightRises I'm interested to hear your reason why :) For me it's actually the first time I've been this excited after watching an initial broadcast since Day of the Moon. I though it was a perfect 10 from start to finish XD.
I'm nearly convinced only those killed by machines go to heaven. Explains the timings and absence of heaven scenes. Gretchen by antibodies, The Policeman by the Skovox Blitzer, and the Half Faced man who remains ambiguous (smart). We've yet to see someone killed by a machine that didn't end up in heaven though.
Hello MOTOE you perfect little Doctor Who episode. 10/10 No question.
It doesn't really matter if she is a companion or not. She's a great character who has added to two stories, either way. Generally I go by they are a companion if the actor/actress is credited in the opening credits.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Is Courtney Woods a Companion?
@doctorwhotvukI love the towing scene XD
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
1= Series 1 / Series 3 / Series 5 10/10
4= Series 2 / Series 4 / Series 6 9.5/10
7 Series 7 5/10
@BollingerKnickersFor alternative combinations of smart and Mark, look no further ;)
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Advance Review
Great review DWTV. I like the sound of a high death count and an opportunity to see more of the twelfth Doctor, especially in detective mode. I'm actually not as worried about the episode as I was before reading.
@doctorwhotvukI think for some people it is used almost like an excuse. They didn't like the episode so citing the science is something that people can't actually counter.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
The Wedding of River Song
Previous Rating: 6/10
New Rating: 9.5/10
This has to be without doubt the biggest increase in rating I have had for any episode so long after it's initial broadcast. Strange.
@stargazer0118 Probably the ones you mentioned. Blink is jumpy rather than scary as such. The Library two parter is also quite scary.
@sontaran17I don't think she or Courtney was in danger. The Doctor was on standby to appear as soon as the countdown stopped. I don't think he assumed she would make any certain choice either otherwise he would have just made the decision for her. He set up a situation which was actually safe and allowed her to reach her own natural choice. Exactly how 11 did with Amy in the Silurian two parter and how both 11 and 10 did in the Day of the Doctor with Kate and the Zygons. If Clara hadn't overreacted the outcome would have been the same as both those examples.
So much yes. Please please please.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Downey Jr on Who Role: “Anything’s possible”
Regardless of whose side you are on, it's interesting that Clara's reaction may have influenced a lot of people opinions. As has just been pointed out to me, the eleventh Doctor also left Amy to reach a decision with the Silurians and said it wasn't his place to intervene. If the Doctor was in the wrong here, surely he was there too?
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Kill the Moon: Clara or the Doctor?