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@NumberNine Since it's sort of an irrelevent topic right now, and there are dozens, perhaps even hundreds of articles that DWTV has backed up for publishing, I wouldn't count on it being published.

19 hours, 51 minutes ago on Write for Doctor Who TV

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@Gustaff Dayum... if the writers had been consistent with the age, the 12th Doctor would be waaaay older than roughly 2000 years of age. Unfortunate that only New Who has kept an accurate count of his age for us with OCD.

21 hours, 24 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@Gustaff @Djornad @edoe101 Just had a look and the only TV dramas that beat Doctor Who, on either BBC One or ITV, are Downton Abbey, Sherlock and Call the Midwife. So Doctor Who is the fourth most watched drama program in Britain. There are a whole ton beneath it.

21 hours, 33 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@Gustaff @Djornad @edoe101 Mixture. I was just looking at ANY show that topped DW's ratings :)

21 hours, 44 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@Gustaff @edoe101 Downton was first produced and broadcast on ITV. It is an ITV show :P

21 hours, 45 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@edoe101 @Gustaff I was checking out the Barb ratings from the past month and last two years. There are maybe 7 shows that top Doctor Who throughout a whole year? So it's one of the highest viewed shows in Britain.

21 hours, 46 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@Gustaff Aye, but I don't think it'll have been the cheapest of the series. I reckon that'll be The Caretaker. They still had to build a couple of new sets for Listen. If The Caretaker takes place entirely 'on location', (Coal Hill, Danny's place or Clara's place) I think it'll end up being cheaper.

21 hours, 58 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@Salyavin @The Genie @doctorwhotvuk It sounds so genuine when read in his voice O_O

22 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@yoshfiction @Djornad Only just finished The Wolf Among Us! Incredible. I'm a sucker for film noir detective type stories, but then it threw in the 80s vibe and the fairytale stuff and I was hooked.

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

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Anyone want to help me start a petition to the BBC and telltale games, to beg them to collaborate and make a 5 episode Doctor Who video game that will actually be seriously decent? PLEASE. IT'S MY DREAM.

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

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@The_Horrors_Crimson Thank ye kindly for that update. I'm hoping that the episode will climb at least another 1.3 million.

1 day ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter

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@april10th87 You. I like you. You make me laugh. Because if you had actually done your research properly, you would see that the show isn't losing viewers at all. Fool.

1 day, 20 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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So... that bit of news got my attention. Nick Frost is incredible. Sincerely hope that the rumour is true.

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

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@Chris502 We've all had those nights. 

2 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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RIP Clara's phone. 2014 - 2014. Never forgotten.

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

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Don't suppose anyone wealthy wants to buy a full size TARDIS? Takes up a bit of room really...

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

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@GoodYear92 @Djornad @The Administrator I was actually just referring to the fact that more of the Doctor's backstory was revealed. I myself don't mind that Clara has become integral to the Doctor's life. I suppose I can see why it would irk some people. They may not like the fact that her being integral to the Doctor's life means, in their eyes at least,  that she may somehow be more important than other companions. Which is interesting. I imagine that they see her as cheapening the Doctor's character somewhat.  Which is also interesting. But yeah, I'm only against people saying that we shouldn't discover more about the Doctor every so often.

2 days, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@The Administrator It was a bit, wasn't it? Yes, thoroughly enjoyed the potentially (though hss no reason to be) controversial scene. Fantastic episode and a great character study on the Doctor.

2 days, 20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@Gustaff Erm... so, despite not getting exactly what you wanted,  did you like it?

2 days, 20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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@MrJimiTheFish Does my collection of about 9 different sonic devices and a TARDIS replica mean that I'm the biggest nerd of them all?

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

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The more I hear about Listen, the more I like the sound of it. I'm a sucker for references to the past.

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

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Listen is sounding very different to the last three episodes, so I'm happy about that.  Variety is the spice of life and all that. Much happier with this series than series 7 so far. Also, I was rather amused by the comments on the series ratings article because I had an overwhelming sense of deja vu. Every year people claim that the show is losing viewers and every year people storm in and state that this is not the case. Just a bit funny really, reading the same comments as last year. Some are almost word for word, I swear!

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

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@Kathrin Lily Franke @MrRazza, Investigating Missy and Mr Pink Captain Jack wasn't from Earth. He's said this a few times in the show. He's from the Boe Peninsula. Or something like that.

6 days, 5 hours ago on Taking a ‘Journey’ Into the Future: The Next Companion

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@King Joffery @supermoff is alone. Listen... I'm guessing you don't have that much experience with soldiers? Because I can tell you now, when at war, there isn't much time for grieving.

6 days, 5 hours ago on Taking a ‘Journey’ Into the Future: The Next Companion

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@DangerousWho @Tennant_Capaldi They'll definitely have time. Casting isn't all that lengthy a process.

6 days, 5 hours ago on Taking a ‘Journey’ Into the Future: The Next Companion

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Robot of Sherwood, for me, definitely Gatiss' best script since The Unquiet Dead. The most fun I've had watching Doctor Who for a long time.

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

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So... Robot of Sherwood was actually incredibly good fun. Absolutely over an 8. I'll rate it precisely later-ish.

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

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Never actually rated Into the Dalek.


Deep Breath: 8.8

Into the Dalek: 7.5


Pretty run of the mill. Inferior to Dalek. Not a bad episode by any stretch. Just a bit... been there, done that. And, the point that the series creators don't understand, is that this will always be the case with the Daleks. Just let them fade away from existence for five years or something. They're boring now. And nothing they can come up with will convince me otherwise. Probably.


I can see where people are coming from with the 'story arc scene' feeling out of place. But when I was watching it and also from an editing stand point, I can see why it was put in that place. For me, it worked. A tense situation to a weird one worked for me. It made you feel disorientated and I think that was the point. If they'd put it at the end of the ep, it would have seemed like they were doing exactly what they had done in the previous episode. So, yeah, I liked the placement of the scene. It didn't distract me.


The big question of whether the Doctor is a good man or not, I'm not sure how well handled that was. But the resolution of it was pretty fantastic. Nice, clean and simple. Clara's line of dialogue to the Doctor was golden; a sort of moral message that kids and young teenagers will thrive on as they do with all TV shows showing heroes of some sort.


"I don't know if you're a good man. But I think you try to be. And I think that's probably the point."


Danny Pink. For the five minutes or so that he's in the episode, damn he is interesting. And different to male companions that have come before. So I very much like him. I look forward to seeing him again. Seeing Coal Hill was cool again. More there please.


That's pretty much it. Go away Daleks. I beg of you.

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

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Have they started shooting the Christmas ep yet? Thought they were scheduled to begin this week? Perhaps they are and they're being very quiet about it. Which is nice.


Was also pleased to see that eps 4 and 5 of this series have 50 minute time slots. 5 minutes away from having 13 episodes worth of a series. Like we never lost an episode at all. Lovely.

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

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@Mark McCullough We'll know by the end of the series. Blatantly isn't heaven and there is a reason it is appearing now.

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

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@TheOncomingHurricane @Djornad No clue. But his narration is irritating as all heck.

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

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Doctor Who Extra was better this week. But for goodness sake, someone shoot the narrator.

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

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Well, if there's one thing we can almost definitely say about these first two episodes, it's that they don't feel rushed. So far, so good. 2 down, 10 to go.

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

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Using a slightly modified version of the Selby Scoring system, I finally have a score for Deep Breath. (I threw out initial and current scores because they made no sense to me and I threw in cinematography and production design). 


My final score for Deep Breath is 8.8

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

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Thoughts on Doctor Who extra after re-watching it (after watching the LotR behind the scenes) = it's still awful. Why the hell can't these people do decent behind the scenes? It's so easy. It's just a bit upsetting to be honest.

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

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@The Genie @TARDlSkey Which it blatantly isn't. So that's definitely the right question. The next question is - So what is it?

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

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@DrOswald Knew it was going to shoot up to about 9 million. I'm still hoping for a bit more though. Might be a wee bit of an ask.

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

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@The Genie You know what I think. Incredible work.

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

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@TARDlSkey That... is extremely impressive. I need yo email. I'm gathering contacts who will be good for my film making purposes.

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

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@TardisBoy Good lord man! I'm just going to nip to the toilet...

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

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@LGwalchmai95 Blimey that's dark. I can see that coming... O_O

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

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The majority of the press have given Deep Breath a positive review. This pleases me. Still no idea what I'd rate the episode.


Out of the 20 critical reviews I've seen so far, only 2 are negative overall.

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

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@stargazer0118 @TheBiPunishment 'ever... for a while' is my new favourite add-on at the end of a sentence. 

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

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@TheBiPunishment


1. The Eleventh Hour 10/10

2. The Impossible Astronaut 9/10

3. Smith and Jones 7/10

4. Partners in Crime 7/10

5. New Earth 7/10

6. Asylum of the Daleks 7/10

7. Rose 6/10

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

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Torchwood: Miracle Day - Le Marathon


Haven't watched it since first broadcast. Wanted to see how well it holds up these three years later. So far, so good.


Episode 1: 9/10

Episode 2: 8/10

Episode 3: 7/10


Not all the American characters are annoying. It literally is just that Esther and Rex have annoying accents and personalities to go along with them. Rex has moments where you can really like him. Most of the time, he's a bit of a douche. But that's the point with him, I guess. Esther, sweet though she is, and a good character she is; she's just a bit... like every other character in a dramatic American TV show. There's no ounce of Torchwood in her. Torchwood characters have this certain flavour to them. You can see them being in Doctor Who. Rex does have this a fair amount of the time, in the beginning of episode 3, for example. With Esther, you can swap her out for any other female character in an American TV drama and it wouldn't change a damn thing.


The writing overall, thus far, is very good. And the directing is very good. Episode 3 is the weakest so far simply because the episode drops pace. This would usually be a good thing except that the structure of the episode feels slow in the second act because of this: the first act is quite fast paced, all well and good. The third act is mostly a quick paced mission as well. The entire second act is character building stuff. Not entirely okay. It's not bad, but it's scene upon scene upon scene, all stacked upon one another. Torchwood is supposed to be quite a fast-paced show. So a scene or two, just a scene or two, where things picked up again within the second act, could have heightened the quality of the episode a bit more.


Gwen is fantastic. In fact, all the returning cast are. A powerful scene in the third ep shows just how lonely Jack has become and you really feel sorry for the guy. Get him back with his Doctor already. It's how he began. Sort of. It's how he became an honest man anyway.


All the new supporting cast are fantastic. Even Jilly? Gilly? The crazy PR woman. Decent character, incredibly annoying. But I think that's the point of her.


Oswald Danes portrayed by Bill Pullman? By far the best thing about the series so far. Apart from the premise, which is also genius.


So yeah. The first 3 episodes bring the fourth series to an average of 8/10. Not bad so far. Very good actually.


With regards to the idea that this series should have been 5x60 minute episodes like Children of Earth, I have our first candidate for the idea.


I can see which episode should have been cut out. Episode 2. Though decent, most of it is biding time. If they'd cut up the important stuff and quickened up the pace, they could've spliced the important bits into episodes 1 and 3 and made them both 60 minutes long.


Aaaaand onto episode 4.

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

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@doctorwhotvuk Clearly this guy doesn't know about pacing in TV shows/Films. He should watch some theatre. Usually educates people on pacing.

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

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