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Then again, that seems like quite a cool name. It reminds me of Avalon (the place where the mythical King Arthur went to when he died... Or something like that).

20 hours, 14 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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I just saw someone on the comments call The Rings of Akhaten 'the rings of abazalon'....

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

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'Robin Hood' was simply the nickname for outlaws in those times. There were many Robin Hoods, and there's no reason to believe that the one from the ballads was made up.

1 day, 12 hours ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8

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I'm really looking forward to seeing how they do the Robin Hood episode.,

2 days, 14 hours ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8

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Haha, glad I could be of service! :D

6 days, 7 hours ago on Doctor Who’s Biggest Deus Ex Machina

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I'm glad you found it interesting. There's an excellent book about it by a chap called David Greenwood. One of the particularly interesting facts that it explains is that Geoffrey Luttrell was a merchant who travelled between two towns (I can't remember what they were) and the earliest ballads take place in those two towns, even though they're quite some distance away. There is, of course, a lot more evidence than just that, but I just thought that would be good to whet your appetite a bit.

1 week, 3 days ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown

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Robin Hood was simply the stock name for outlaws. Why is it so hard to believe that someone wrote some ballads about one of them? Also, soon before the time when the ballads were supposed to have taken place, the Earl of Lincoln was taking part in a battle, when half of his men ran away into the forest after news of reinforcements for the opposing army came. He had an army of 300 - 150 ran into the forest. Robin Hood's Merry Men numbered 147. There are numerous historical details of a similar nature that tie in amazing well.

You certainly can't just state as a fact that Robin Hood and his men never existed. They may well have done. There is, in fact, quite strong evidence that ties the character of Robin Hood in the earliest ballads to a (perfectly real) merchant named Sir Geoffrey Luttrell III.

1 week, 3 days ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown

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@Malohkeh What dinosaur was in series 6? 

1 week, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer

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I do like Capaldi's costume. 

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

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I take it I'm the only one here who's a tiny bit underwhelmed by this? I'm not particularly impressed with the editing, nor many of the clips. I definitely prefer many of the trailers for previous series'. 

1 week, 5 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer

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@The Finn Well you can watch it on this site now. 

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

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@The Finn Surely what's shown in the trailers don't count as spoilers?

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

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Not that I'm complaining. 

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

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A T-rex!!!!! Another episode with dinosaurs just one series later?!?!?!

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

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I find it really impressive that the football people manage to put the VFX on top of the match clips with so little time. 

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

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@Mark McCullough @Calebxy @ClassicWhovian There are a number of men talking, yes (I haven't counted how many). 

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

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@ClassicWhovian I'm watching the match on BBC iPlayer. Do they should the half-time things on there?

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

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@TheOncomingSnow @Calebxy So it should be any minute now? 

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

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When is half time? 

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

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@doctorwhotvuk @Calebxy Are you talking about on here or on the articles? 

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

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@doctorwhotvuk I don't think you should allow comments. I would say to put them on moderation, but that would, obviously, require an impractical amount of work and time on your part. 

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

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@doctorwhotvuk @Calebxy I first found this site just before Series 6 started. Isn't that around the point when it started getting really big? 

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

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@doctorwhotvuk I continue to be amazed at how... well, large this site is, and how well known it is among these massive companies like the BBC. I bet your past self never thought the site would become this, eh? 

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

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The latest article says: "Incomplete episodes... have been leaked." So more than just the first???

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

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@Scribey Why on earth are we getting so many links recently?! 

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

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@Djornad @Calebxy Yeah, it is. In fact, I heard that Ridley Scott is also going to make a film about King David! 


The thing that really annoys me about Exodus and Noah, however, is how inaccurate they are (Exodus doesn't look quite as bad, though). I'm a religious person, so I would really like to see these Bible stories brought to life on the big screen. That would be so awesome for me. So the fact that these films aren't following the source material is very annoying, because I want at least one accurate, yet excellent and well made, film version of the Exodus and Noah - and in fact, all the stories of the Bible (having films of the era of the Kings of Israel would be very helpful for me, because I have a lot of trouble with keeping it straight in my head, whereas I remember TV shows and films really well). 

2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/

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What do you guys think of the Exodus trailer? https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tuaPQdIGdQ

2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/beyond-the-whoniverse/

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@doctorwhotvuk @TardisBoy Haha, I was wondering if that was genuine or not. Nice one! 

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

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@TheOncomingSnow @Calebxy @TARDlSkey Is it the thing on Twitter just a few comments below? 

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

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@TARDlSkey Wait, why? What have people been doing (I haven't come on here in a few days). 

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

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@The Administrator Remember when we were all thinking that about Series 7B? 

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

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@Seaborn W Deadman And Raiders of the Lost Ark. 

3 weeks, 2 days ago on The Common Criticisms of Closing Time

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@ClassicWhovian And I'm going to be away!!! 

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

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@The Count @Calebxy The International Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses. We're staying in a very nice hotel, so undoubtedly that will have a TV in it, and we'll almost certainly be back before 8, so hopefully I'll be able to watch it then. But I don't really mind if I miss it, because my religion outweighs a TV show by quite a large margin. :P

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

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Has a new Chat page been created? 

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

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I laughed when I saw the air-date, since I'm going to a three day convention in London on the 22nd. 

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

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