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@TardisBoy I agree with every word. Excellent novel. 

1 hour, 42 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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7/10. Good. But not great. A few things holding it back. Maybe another few drafts and it'd have been perfect. 




Series 8 Ratings so far: 

Deep Breath 10/10

Into The Dalek 10/10

Robot of Sherwood 10/10

Listen 10/10

Time Heist 7/10  


7 hours, 6 minutes ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist

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@Djornad @Salyavin If it's any help, the episode of Supernatural she directed I think was very well directed. Considering Supernatural is similar to Doctor Who (two main characters arrive in a new location every week that's being menaced by a monster) it's a good sign. 

9 hours, 56 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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Well... in just over 24 hours (just after the credits have stopped rolling on Time Heist) we'll officially be in spoiler free territory! What an excellent feeling! 

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

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@TARDlSkey @doctorwhotvuk Well considering I've Pre-Ordered Series 8 I'd be happy :P 

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

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@Planet of the Deaf There has been location filming, but it's all been very hush hush. I think because the show is airing all the attention is there allowing the filming team to get on in peace. For the moment. 

2 days, 9 hours ago on 2014 Christmas Special Guest Stars Confirmed: Frost, McMullen & Troughton

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Excellent guest cast so far! :D Brilliant! :D 


2 days, 10 hours ago on 2014 Christmas Special Guest Stars Confirmed: Frost, McMullen & Troughton

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Doctor Who Christmas Special Guest Stars Announced! Nick Frost, Nathan McMullen and Michael Troughton will be the guest stars in this years special! https ://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10639588_962575100423184_307983850690898633_n.jpg?oh=cb9f08f99161c4e9b789faa5e119f83e&oe=5493F983&__gda__=1418281418_fa6ecb46879231179518d4b204bf1d97

2 days, 11 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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Would you be up for a full time openly gay companion in Doctor Who? If not, why not? Just a discussion starter. 

2 days, 11 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@The Count @The Administrator Don't taunt me with things that will never happen...

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

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@The Count @The Administrator I don't care what it is as long as it's something! 

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

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I really hope Silva just make their plans for soundtracks clearer. We're still waiting on the 50th collectors soundtrack to be released after numerous delays, we're waiting on a Day/Time soundtrack and soon on a Series 8 soundtrack. The last new Who music release was An Adventure In Space And Time and that was back in March. I really hope this 50th collection delays aren't holding back other New Who music releases like it's been rumoured. If so, that's rubbish. I'm praying we'll get a Day/Time soundtrack before Christmas at least although I'm not getting too hopeful, considering we had to wait 2 years for the music from TDTWATW. But a Day/Time release before Christmas would be an excellent stocking filler before releasing the Series 8 Soundtrack early next year (probably with music from this years Christmas Special as well). 


I just hope Silva would be clearer about their plans. Just a simple tweet saying "New Who fans are in for a treat this Christmas..." or something. Just so we have some idea. It just annoys me. 

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

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@TardisBoy Same with me. If my future bf doesn't like them, then tough. 


I've got 2 DW posters, a Muppets Poster, A Captain America poster, A Maleficent Poster, A Hobbit poster and a Guardians of the Galaxy poster. And then I've got two Game of Thrones Pop Vinyl figures, the Harry Potter Wizard's Collection, The Doctor Who Series 1-7 Blu-Ray collection, Three Dalek figures and all my teddies XD 

3 days, 10 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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I watched Oliver and Company last night. If you don't know what it is, it's basically Disney's very loose adaptation of Oliver Twist with the location changed to New York and most of the major characters (Oliver and Dodger for example) now being animals. And... it's good. Very good. Sure, it's very VERY 80's. It's very much a product of it's time and some elements of the film now seem dated, but it still has a sort of timeless quality to it, although maybe that's the Dickens showing through. 


Despite it's basic premise, the film is actually pretty dark. The film's villain Mr Sykes (in this version re-imagined as a loan shark/mob boss) is actually pretty terrifying. He may not turn into a huge dragon, be an evil sorcerer or even have horns and voiced by John Hurt, but he's scary nevertheless. His determination to get his money back from Fagin and (later on in the film) kidnap Oliver's new owner Jenny and hold her ransom to her wealthy parents (and even then it's implied that he'll find another way to make money off her if her parents don't pay up in time) is downright terrifying. I mean... there's scary and there's downright terrifying and Sykes falls into the latter category. How many Disney villains have a casual phone conversation about the best way to kill someone and then go on to chase a terrified child across New York? I mean... jeez. This guy is just scary. 


But even with the dark stuff, the film is also pretty light with some good humour and some catchy songs (even if they are all very 80s). It's rounded out by a colourful supporting cast. It's also the only film where Bette Midler sings a song and then starts backing the rest of it towards the end.


So if you get the chance, give it a watch. It's not the best film in the Disney Canon, but it's an enjoyable experience nonetheless. 


8/10

3 days, 11 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/

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Every episode from Episode 7 onwards just seems perfect. I'm on the fence about Time Heist and The Caretaker simply due to Thompson and Roberts and their previous contributions to DW. But Kill The Moon onwards just seems perfect! 

3 days, 11 hours ago on Kill The Moon BBC Synopsis

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Harry Potter Marathon



Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 9/10



Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 8/10



Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 10/10



Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 8/10



Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 8/10



Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 9/10 



Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 10/10



Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 10/10

4 days, 2 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/

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@Djornad @The Administrator I can't wait for the scroll posters for all three films to be put together into one super long image. 

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

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Hobbit Battle of Five Armies Scroll poster http ://www-images.theonering.org/torwp/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/hobbit-botfa-scroll-hi-res.jpg

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

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Helena Bonham Carter is a magnificent actress. There's times in the Gringotts sequence I doubt it's her and think it's just Emma Watson in makeup! It's really brilliant! 

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

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@The Genie @The Administrator A few dark corners of the internet. And tell him that I think Griphook is his best HP performance. He's really menacing and a bit scary! 

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

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People who say Warwick Davis can't act have not seen him as Griphook in Harry Potter. Magnificent performance. 

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

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Oh my. Kill The Moon and Mummy sound incredible. 




4 days, 4 hours ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8

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The soundtrack for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be released on December 16th. One day before the film! 


http ://www.theonering.net/torwp/2014/09/16/92720-exclusive-recording-has-begun-on-the-score-of-the-hobbit-the-battle-of-the-five-armies/

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

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@stargazer0118 @The Genie @MrJimiTheFish @TardisBoy Added note: You may not ever move past step 1. 

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

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@stargazer0118 @The Genie @The Administrator @MrJimiTheFish @TardisBoy How young people date: 


1. Awkwardly crush on person for weeks/months/years


2. Work up the courage to ask them out. Hope they say yes. 


3. Go on date. Be incredibly awkward because of nerves. 


4. Awkwardly end date well and pray for second date. 


5. Be pleasantly surprised when they want a second date. 


6. More dates


7. Kiss. 


8. Make it Facebook Official. 

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

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@MrJimiTheFish @Esterath DOCTOR WHO: THE QUEST FOR SOCKS FEATURING THE DOCTOR'S NEW COMPANION: DOBBY THE HOUSE ELF! 

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

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@Esterath *Doctor walks past vault*


"Well they can't all be in there." 

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

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@Mark McCullough @The Genie "Tell me there's no Noddy!"


"There's no Noddy!" 


Rule 1: The Doctor lies



Noddy Series 8 Villain confirmed. 

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

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@The Genie Well let's see there's Missy is the Master, Missy is the Rani, Missy is Clara, Missy is the Moment, Missy is Rose, Missy is Jenny, Missy is Sarah Jane, Missy is Omega... pretty much every major character in the show's 50 year history is theorised to be her somewhere. 

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

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@stargazer0118 @TheBiPunishment He can't. It'd change the entire future. Who knows what would happen?

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

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@stargazer0118 @The Administrator Well I don't see his points as valid. But maybe that's just me. And it really doesn't matter how experienced a writer is for their opinion to be valid. A famous film reviewer gave the horror film The Cabin In The Woods a bad review, but then it was revealed he actually hadn't even SEEN the film before he reviewed it. So yeah... experience isn't everything. I love reviewing. I do it all the time. I review films all the time for Cult Fix. I try and take something as it is, not what I'd like it to be. And if that means putting my fandoms to one side, so be it. It helped me accurately judge Transformers 4 at least. 

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

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@TheBiPunishment One of my friends is a huge fan of it. She keeps trying to get me to watch it. I told her I'd watch it if she started watching Doctor Who. No luck there. 

4 days, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/

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@stargazer0118 @MrJimiTheFish @TardisBoy Actually it sums up the relationship I'm in now pretty well. We're both really awkward, he keeps saying the wrong thing, I say the wrong thing too. But we really like each other so we're trying to make it work. In fact he sent me a text after Listen saying "OMG this is so us! xxxx". 


So yeah. I really like it and the relationship feels very real. 

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

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@stargazer0118 @TheBiPunishment I'd say he's a very good actor. I've been in that awkward situation where you say the wrong thing enough times and he's doing an excellent job at capturing that. 

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

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Haven't updated this in weeks! But here goes! 


Harry Potter Marathon


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 9/10


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 8/10


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 10/10


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 8/10


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 8/10


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 9/10 


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 10/10


Time for Part 2

4 days, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/

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@TheForgotten Mostly film and TV Soundtracks. Some Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Ed Sheeran. 

4 days, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/

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@stargazer0118 Well I disagree with this review. Quite a lot of it. It seems to be reaching for complaints quite a lot. 


The Silents aren't exactly perfect hiders. The Doctor was looking for creatures evolved to be perfect hiders. The Silents were engineered and thus don't count. 


As to the Doctor insulting Clara, haven't we all insulted our best friends from time to time? Just yesterday I was having cocktails with my best friend. He ordered two whole pitchers for us to share. I called him an alcoholic. Did I mean it? No. It was just a joke and he knew that. In fact he laughed really loudly. It was awkward when people stared. 


Clara admiring herself... well if I had the chance I would admire myself. And Clara isn't the only time travelling heroine to admire herself from the back. Here's a quote from perhaps the most successful Time Travel movie of the past decade: 


HERMIONE: Is that really what my hair looks like from the back? 


It's a running joke in Time Travel. Nothing to make of it. 


At no point are we told that the TARDIS cannot travel to Gallifrey in it's past. In fact, its been suggested it is possible. Remember when Amy mentioned the Doctor took her to Arcadia in Vincent and the Doctor? The way I see it, only the Time War is Time Locked. Not Gallifrey itself. 


It annoys me when people say Moffat is not allowed to dabble in the wider Mythos of Doctor Who. What's the point of being in charge of a show like Doctor Who if you can't even do anything with it? If you're forced to just play it safe? By taking risks and being controversial, Moffat's era will stand out even more. And even then, the scene did not go against anything we already knew. We knew the Doctor was a lonely child already. And anyway, it's nice to have some context as to why the Doctor chose that particular barn in Day of the Doctor. 


And the monster is meant to be ambiguous. We'll never know what was under Danny;s sheet.

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

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@edoe101 @The Administrator A bit yeah. 



*glares at the Van Balen bros*

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

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@edoe101 I'm cautiously excited for it. The episode itself looks brilliant, but I remember the last time I got hugely excited for a Thompson episode that looked brilliant. I'm excited, but not hugely. 

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

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@ClassicWhovian CHRISTMAS CRACKER MUST WIN!

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

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@The Genie @The Administrator Well who said I was making it? I can get people to do that for me! Preferably a carpenter with a nice bum...

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

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@The Genie How did you know I was making a- Ahem. Great parody! :D

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

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