Run you clever boy, and remember me
@TheOncomingHurricane I suppose it's because he's had previous experience showrunning a popular show for the BBC (Being Human) that was well received by audiences and critics. Plus both shows share fans so I suppose a lot of Whithouse campaigners are Being Human fans.
11 hours, 58 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TardisBoy Nothing can match what you can imagine. It's why so many are disappointed with Book to film adaptations.
17 hours, 20 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
It's the traditional look for Robin Hood.
Plus if you're an outlaw hiding in Sherwood Forest, your hair length is the least of your worries.
21 hours, 24 minutes ago on Robot of Sherwood Pics
So... err... this is awkward. I missed my 3 year anniversary. It was yesterday.
So... haha. Bit late with this.
I've spent 3 years on this site... perhaps a sign I should go outside more. I've commented with some truly wonderful people and made quite a few people I'd class as friends.
However... I'm in University now and I'm really feeling I'm coming to the end of my time on this site. Not that I'm going now. We've still got 2 fabulous series of Manhattan, She Wrote to go! But I do feel, in my head, that I'm nearing the end. Why? I don't know. Perhaps it's because my love life is taking off. I mean... I've got 3 guys in love with me. I have to make a decision on what to do there soon. And when I do, I'll have a boyfriend which will cut down my time on this site considerably. This isn't goodbye. Not by any means. I'm still here. This is just the first step on the road to that goodbye. So yes, my time on this site is going to be cut down for several reasons. MY love life, my university work and just a general sense that I want to cut down, perhaps because cutting down will make that eventual goodbye easier. But I have loved it here. Still do. But... as a great man once said "Times change and so must I." I'm changing from that introverted closeted gay guy who prefers to stay in his bedroom, to an extroverted open gay guy who goes out, spends time with his boyfriend and parties. And I suppose saying goodbye to this place will be the last step of that. But don't worry, I'll be here for another good few months yet. Once Manhattan, She Wrote concludes with the Series 2 finale (which is gonna be good I promise ya) that may be the moment I say Adieu and well... disappear into the night... forever. But we'll still have several months of fun! And we've got the rest of Series 8 to look forward to! So smiles all around please! And... well... I love you all. You crazy bunch.
1 day, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@doctorwhotvuk @The Administrator Don't like it. Stop watching. It's simple. You can make a bigger statement by not watching it than moaning on the internet.
2 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@doctorwhotvuk What the... honestly? The show has never been more popular... how is it dying? I don't... eurgh.
2 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I came up with a headcanon about the Silents last night.
Basically, the Silents are genetically engineered humans. The choice is given to members of the Church to volunteer to "convert" and become Silent Priests. Disgraced members of the Church are given no such choice and are forced to become Silent Priests. If you break the laws/tenets of the Church, becoming a Silent Priest is a possible punishment. Some volunteer and see it as a release from the hardships of life.
2 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@Mark McCullough I'm excited for it. In fact it's one of my most anticipated episodes. Doctor Who meets Robin Hood. A light hearted romp through Medieval England. It's something I've always wanted Doctor Who to do and I'm so happy it's being done at last with one of my favourite DW writers at the helm. I'm incredibly excited.
2 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@RustyIsAwesome He's just that good at piloting it.
2 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@stargazer0118 @The Administrator Well I felt it was 2 people who were alone in the universe who only understood each other. They knew each other completely.
3 days, 9 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@stargazer0118 @The Administrator I like it, but it's a bit heavy handed IMO.
And tbh, I felt the Doctor and Rose's relationship just "happened" and didn't develop like the Doctor and River Song's. I never felt it was a healthy relationship. They didn't feel like equals.
3 days, 10 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@stargazer0118 I don't think it's anything to do with the age difference or species. It's to do with how the relationship is portrayed. People believe Vastra and Jenny are a couple and their romance to be true, while some think 10 and Rose's romance was under developed and unbelievable. People support 11 and River's relationship and she's human so it's nothing to do with species and age.
3 days, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
*takes several deep breaths*
*launches into angry expletives that would stun even Malcom Tucker*
*takes Deep Breath and returns to listening to Disney music*
@stargazer0118 I think we could be in for another year of specials at the end of Moffat's era to allow the creative juices to recharge and then be in for a blast back with a new showrunner and (probably) a new team of writers to inject some fresh energy.
3 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TheAmazingSkyFaller™ Woo 3 years! And I'll miss you SF.... but it's what's best for you! So do it! Have fun in the wide world! Become a great amazing person!
4 days, 10 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@stargazer0118 How is Zoidberg not number 1?! Everyone knows he's the best Doctor!
4 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@The Genie ...
Have you tried turning it off and on again?
5 days, 7 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@Ladydetemps Looks like he's keeping 11's for the forseeable future.
5 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TheBiPunishment Into The Dalek 9/10
Robots of Sherwood 8/10
Time Heist 8/10
The Caretaker 8/10
Kill The Moon 8/10
Mummy on the Orient Express 9/10
In The Forest of the Night 8/10
Dark Water 10/10
Death in Heaven 10/10
6 days, 10 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@The Genie *site crashes*
@doctorwhotvuk Interesting. So Into the Dalek has a much faster pace then? Should quiet the naysayers moaning about Deep Breath being too slow
6 days, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@stargazer0118 S1: Bad Wolf/Parting of the Ways
S2: The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit
S5: The Eleventh Hour
S6: The Girl Who Waited or The IMpossible Astronuat/Day of the Moon
S7: The Angels Take Manhattan or The Snowmen or The Name of the Doctor
2009 Specials: The Waters of Mars
2013 Specials: The TIme of the Doctor
@doctorwhotvuk Would you say it was better or worse than Deep Breath? Or is it more the same.
I'm really happy this was included. I've recently come out to my younger brother and stuff like this can only help him accept it.
1 week ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
@TheOncomingHurricane @Oodkind Yep. No a choice. In fact I think it's rather offensive to suggest it is.
@Polyphase How is kissing soapy? Are characters not allowed to show emotion? Are they limited to just cardboard cutouts who's only purpose is to serve the plot?
@Deus_Ex_Machina Ahem. Homosexuality is ok. It's present in most species on the planet and has been part of human culture for centuries. The Romans even had a legion made up entirely of gay men. So to say it's not ok is wrong... because it is.
Excellent article! As a gay man myself, I loved the kiss scene between Vastra and Jenny. It's important we get more representation. And I sometimes think Moffat should take the next step and have the next companion be an LGBTQ+ Character. It's needed/ And as a very camp gay man (I hereby apologise to all gay men for being a walking talking stereotype :P), I often receive some abuse for my sexuality. Having stuff like this in Doctor Who helps create a more accepting generation and will only help those who identify as LGBTQ+ in the future.
@Blanchard Great theory! I have no doubt that "Heaven/Paradise" is connected to Gallifrey somehow. It could actually be Gallifrey!
Building on that, what if it's a translation issue, and Gallifrey literally translates into Heaven/Paradise?
1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@sontaran17 @The Administrator @Mark McCullough :|
@sontaran17 @The Administrator @Mark McCullough But that's Tommy though!
:|:|:|*plots Sontaran17's brutal murder*
@sontaran17 @The Administrator @Mark McCullough I hate you
@TardisBoy Going on from this, what if all the adventures in Series 8 have been engineered by the Time Lords as final "tests" for the Doctor to see if he's ready?
1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TardisBoy You know this would not surprise me. Engineering their escape by manipulating the Doctor into the man who can save them.
@TardisBoy Every loose end... every coincidence... it's all part of a master plan...
With the conversation below, I just realised how much of the Doctor's life relies on coincidence. If just one thing didn't happen, the Doctor may not even be here. If he didn't crash in Amy's garden, he wouldn't have lost her to the Angels, he wouldn't have gone to sulk in Victorian London, he wouldn't have walked down that specific alley and met Clara, he wouldn't have gone to find her, he wouldn't have saved Gallifrey at her urging and he would have died at Trenzalore.
So much of the biggest events of the Doctor's life in Moffat's era hinge on him meeting Amy and Clara by chance. If those hadn't happened... I dread to think.
So what if these chance coincidences were engineered on purpose to shape the Doctor into a specific person to fulfill a specific purpose? What if, now as the 12th Doctor, the Doctor has finally reached the point in his life when he's ready for that purpose and now those forces who shaped him are ready to interfere once again...
@Mark McCullough @The Administrator Well I always did think it was a bit of a coincidence that the TARDIS crashed in the garden of the young girl with a time crack in her wall who also happened to be the mother of River Song...
If that was engineered on purpose...
@TardisBoy Perhaps O.O
@TardisBoy Engineering the Doctor since birth to be the right man for a specific task perhaps?
@Antee991166 @The Administrator It's because fans didn't take to them and moaned instead of giving them a chance. So now they're just sitting around to be wheeled out every once in a while.
1 week, 1 day ago on Into the Dalek Promo Pics
@Mark McCullough What if Missy has been playing a long game? Getting everything in the right place at the right time? What we thought were coincidences were in fact her design. She could have been doing this for all the Doctor's life. Influencing things so companions like Rose, Martha etc. were in the right place at the right time, engineering the meeting between Clara's parents, making sure the TARDIS crashed in Amelia Pond's garden instead of elsewhere, having a convenient Zygon invasion paralleling the events in the Time War just as the Doctor was revisiting that day and even Tasha Lem being able to pilot the TARDIS to be in the right place at the right time to get the Doctor more regenerations or even being the one who allowed the 10th and 11th Doctor into the Time War to save Gallifrey and not the Moment like we thought.
If this is what happens, this could be Moffat's most complex, yet satisfying arc yet.
I can't help but think that a damaged Paradigm Drone Dalek would look so much better there. Something so big and imposing brought to ruin. It would have been a striking image. But this works just as well.
Daleks! Cool premise! Phil Ford! Steven Moffat AND Phil Ford working together! First appearance of Danny! So much to get excited for!
@TheBiPunishment I hope not. I don't want another mystery spanning several series.
I want more Clara/Strax scenes. Their chemistry is spot on.
@Chris502 She was thinking of 10 and 11. Clara ships the Doctor with himself ;-)
@Chris502 @Esterath Maybe he really liked that hat?
@yoshfiction @The Administrator I know! Some really amazing music in this episode!
@yoshfiction @The Administrator No problem :-)