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Wouldn't fit with Missy's comments about the Doctor's new voice in Deep Breath?
1 week, 5 days ago on Master Plan? The Mysteries of Missy
Whithouse's episodes have wrapped. Moffat's are now being shot. Should hear some news about more writers soon.
3 weeks ago on Blink Director for Series 9
@supermoff @StephenAHayes Yeah. I save my 9/10s for my favourite episodes.
@Edoe The page will soon fill up with news, rumours, and the odd bit of speculation
1 month ago on Doctor Who Series 9 (2015): What We Know
I wonder what happened to John Fay's episode from Series 7.... or Jack Lothian's or Tom MacRae's for that matter.
I'm slightly optimistic about this series (mainly down to Toby Whithouse's return). Series 8 left a bitter taste in my mouth. But having a poor series one year means that it's easier for the next to be an improvement.
So what's the final category, I wonder?
And just to tease DWTV: how is this a 'Best of 2014' poll? Surely it's a 'Best of Moffat's era' poll?
1 month, 1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #14: Moffat Series
Alas that I'm voting Series 5.... But it's so brilliant, it's going to take something really special to top it.
[Series 7 Pt1 (8/10)]
Series 5 (7.69/10)
[Series 6 Pt1 (7.57/10)]
Series 6 (7.31/10)
Series 7 (7.31/10)
Series 8 (7.25/10)
[Series 6 Pt2 (7/10)]
[Series 7 Pt2 (6.88/19)]
Well they clearly have some plans (a convention or something) to mark it because RTD said they had contacted him about it.
1 month, 1 week ago on Tennant Won’t Be Returning Again Anytime Soon
Nah he looked older.
Pretty sure that The Two Doctors wasn't made to boost Colin's ratings. After all it was in Colin's first series. I believe I've read that the fans positive response to TFD led JNT to think it was a good idea to have a multi-doctor story outside of anniversaries. Plus he wanted Jamie back, but Frazer had been unable to play any major part in TFD, so it gave them another opportunity to bring him back.
@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @The Watchful Guardian @Gustaff @Antee991166 Didn't he identify himself as about 450?
@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @Gustaff @The Watchful Guardian @Antee991166 Pertwee's comment could merely be interrupted as his time travelling......
@Gustaff @Antee991166 @The Watchful Guardian But it doesn't add up with Idris' comments about when he sold the TARDIS.
@Antee991166 @The Watchful Guardian @Gustaff I wrote an article on it back in the day for this site developing a Gallifreyan years/Earth years calculator, but sadly Moffat ruined it with TDOTD.
@Antee991166 @The Watchful Guardian I agree. I'd love to see McCoy return so we could have the two wonderful Scottish Doctors together.
@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @The Watchful Guardian I was talking about Tennant.
@Gustaff @The Watchful Guardian I always thought the ages were a bit odd. At the time we also though the ninth Doctor also only lived for about a year, though Moffat has now changed that so we know he was between 50-150 (War Doctor regenerated at about 800 which is somewhere between 750 and 850).
The weird thing is that if you did the probabilities, you wouldn't expect the current Doctor to meet the tenth Doctor due to the shortness of his life span. But it wouldn't really be that fun to have a multi-doctor story with 4 11th Doctors.......
@Antee991166 I agree though I don't mind them doing a miniepisode at some point for Children in Need or Comic Relief akin to Time Crash.
That saying I'm not going to complain if there is a multi-Doctor story before the 60th.
@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms To be fair, he already looked noticeably older in tDotD
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #12: Pre-Title Sequence
Nooooo! Too brilliant as a one off!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #7: New Monster
@divya12 I don't think it was actual foreshadowing as Moffat's original plan was for the Ponds to leave in a Dalek episode. It's more coincidence.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Is Clara Really in All of Series 9?
I'm not annoyed. I understand exactly why you chose the names you did for this poll, I just messing around.
Nah it's fine. He didn't really impress me anyway. Frank Skinner will probably have my next vote.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Best of 2014 #2: Recurring Actor
Fair enough. It does feel a shame though that Paul rarely gets any attention or praise for his work.
That's not the median. The median is the mid point. You list all the data in order and find what the middle value is. So if you have 11 numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9 , 9 and 200 then the median is 6 not 100.5.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) UK Ratings Accumulator
Smith was more of a reappearance than an ongoing reoccurrence.
Also Nick Frost appeared in two episodes this year. Why isn't he on this poll?
Dear DWTV, why is Paul Kasey not on this poll?
Yeah, I've noticed that as well.
No Paul Kasey again? Poor man. More Whoniverse appearances since 2005 than any other actor and no recognition.
@Gustaff They've saving the time up to make one big minisode.
I know it doesn't make sense, but trust me, it's true.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Russell T Davies on New Who’s 10th Anniversary
@ItsSmallerOnTheOutside “A BBC source says that plans for the reboot anniversary were still to be decided, and that the Corporation’s primary focus was always the show’s 50th anniversary back in 2013.”
We may still get something.... Just RTD probably won't be involved....
Let's put it like this:
1963 was when Doctor Who was born.
2005 was when Doctor Who got married.
You celebrate both birthdays and wedding anniversaries. Therefore we must have/deserve a 10th anniversary special.
Am I talking absolute nonsense and really I don't mind either way? Yes I am.
@DoctarHoo Really? In Smith's era we had Sir Michael Gambon, Sir John Hurt, Dame Diana Rigg, Liam Cunningham, James Corden, Alexander Armstrong, Claire Skinner, Sir Ian McKellen, Ian McNeice and many more brilliant actors.
POTENTIAL SERIES 9 THING:
Take with a pinch of salt, but the word on the street is that episode 4 is being filmed first.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Paul Kaye Cast in Series 9
@Reeze, agent of C.L.A.R.A. He doesn't remember it though
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Why I Hate the Tenth Doctor’s Regeneration
@TheMetalWhovian Of course the show isn't going to get cancelled. But this is an article on the viewing figures and it's perfectly fine to discuss the figures and how they compare to other years.
Also a discussion about why the figures are a bit smaller than before and why the L+7 figures are misleading isn't pessimism. Discussing the facts and what they mean isn't pessimism in and of itself. In fact the 'Don't look at them, all is fine' attitude is more pessimistic as it implies that there is an ugly truth hiding in the data which we should look for. Rather it's a case of 'All is fine. Look the data proves it. By all means examine the data and post interesting findings.'
As for my comment below. It wasn't pessimistic. It was a standard criticism made in statistic: before you come to any conclusions: know your data. So therefore I pointed out what the L+7 data meant and how it is unhelpful to use such data due to its inability to describe unique viewing of the episodes.
I apologise if my irritation at the 'Everything's good. Now ignore the data' attitude has led me to be inconsiderate or rude at all.
2 months ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) UK Ratings Accumulator
@NickyArmstrong @The Watchful Guardian I imagine the L+7 refers only to the next 7 days worth of watching. So the overall iPlayer viewing was 2.05 while the iplayer viewing in the 7days after the episode aired + the BBC 3 repeat was 0.97.
The point of the median is that it isn't skewed by an unusual figure. Outliers or extreme values don't affect it.
@Planet of the Deaf @The Watchful Guardian @Who is the Doctor Needs an Apprentice Ah... Thanks
2 months ago on Are you happy with Clara staying on? Poll Results
@yoshfiction @The Watchful Guardian I wholeheartedly agree with you. Moffat has been a great servant to the show, but it's not fresh and exciting any more.
@Scribey I think there is an issue with her maybe staying too long. Another series and it's possible that she'll have been seen as overstaying her welcome. Perhaps she couldhave/should quit while the going is good.
@The Lazy Cat Is Owner (Clara) Searching Out of curiosity in what way do you find there an air of unfinished business?
@Planet of the Deaf @Who is the Doctor Needs an Apprentice Primrose Hill circle? What is it, please?
@yoshfiction Very good points. But it is possible that the writing would change direction with a new companion and that this new style might be more enjoyable?
I posted this on the Whoniverse dicsussion not so long ago and I'll risk posting it here. This isn't a comment on how well DW has done recently, just a criticism of the use of the L+7 figures.
I wish people would stop using the Live + 7 figures to say that series 8 is the most watched series since the reboot. The problem is that the figures show that the show is being watched, but not 'who' is watching the show. I personally predict that the majority of the Live +7 figures will be people rewatching the show. But the point is that we have no way of knowing, therefore the figures are inconclusive. (Note: For example if one in ten people who watched the show on this first occasion rewatched it just once then that would reduce the L+7 figures of Into the Dalek by 75% to just 240,000 unique views.)
We can't use them accurately to predict how the show is doing in terms of ratings: either to say that the show is doing well or poorly. Plus comparing Live+7 figures from Series 8 to non Live+7 figures from another series makes the conclusions drawn even more flawed.
Also could people please stop using the 'mean' (at least only by itself) to calculate the average. For data which is so obviously positively skewed, please use the median. Much more reliable way of finding an average in this situation.
My fear for Clara is that she's becoming to Marmite-esque and another full series might cause her to divide the fanbase even further. Perhaps it would have been better for her to have gone in 2014 while she wasn't too much of an argument. I don't know.
2 months ago on Doctor Who in 2015: Where to Now?
@Hirmien My assumption is that he'll keep the Troughton rule: 3 series and leave. Most of the Doctors do. No-one has done more since Tom.
Now I'm not saying Capaldi can't or won't for longer but I'm not going to assume he will. I'd assumed Smith would and was quite disappointed when he didn't. So this time round I'll play safe and expect Capaldi to leave at Christmas 2016.
@Antee991166 I believe it starts on Monday. Time to start searching twitter for hastag dwsr
@supermoff @Notsosmartguy But often it isn't his choice as to when to end her story. He can choose how, but when is up to Jenna.