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Because if he moved, Ivan would've shot one of them before he could reach the gun.

2 days, 8 hours ago on Doctor Who’s Impossible Choices and the Trolley Problem

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@LeftCoastFan @Gustaff that is why COE is so brilliant. It has both emotional and physical consequences.

2 days, 16 hours ago on Doctor Who’s Impossible Choices and the Trolley Problem

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I think Arrow did the best version of this scenario when Dr Ivan put a gun to Shado and Sara's head and told Oliver to choose who to save. One was his love interest and the other his best friend you could say. Since neither were strangers and you could say BOTH were like his family, it was an impossible choice to make. 

When he finally made his decision, the other person was shot dead. This is how these lesser of two evil choices ought to be made. Don't pull the 'Debate and Switch' trope on us. Viewers HATE that trope so much it's not even funny. Plus, Oliver's decision not only haunted him afterwards, but helped created his most dangerous foe at that time (who would pull the Ivan stunt yet again on Oliver's mother and sister). That is how you build drama: By escalating events not just emotionally, but physically.

2 days, 18 hours ago on Doctor Who’s Impossible Choices and the Trolley Problem

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@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @Gustaff I wouldn't say impulsive. I mean they waited out an hour and gathered up all the opinions of planet earth before she decided that they were wrong and she was right. She did what she wanted.


That;s why i mentioned the part about being a hypocrite. The argument she used to defend her actions don't make sense unless there were no babies on earth at the time of the choice which we know isn't the case.

2 days, 21 hours ago on Doctor Who’s Impossible Choices and the Trolley Problem

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If it meant I'd kill millions of babies if I didn't, then yes, I would. That's what the trolley problem is about and logically it makes more sense to me to save as many as I can if I can't save everyone.

now change the problem to make the space baby my kin and the problem becomes much much harder. Fortunately, Clara didn't have that problem.

2 days, 21 hours ago on Doctor Who’s Impossible Choices and the Trolley Problem

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All these examples are great except for Kill The Moon which magically fixed everything to remove the danger after Clara decided to let millions of babies on earth die in order to save one moon baby.

I guess in that light, it sorta makes her a bog hypocrite when u rewatch the argument she user to justify her actions.

in all the other examples, there were casualties or most definitely would've been as acknowledge by both sides. Fires still win top spot in my book.

2 days, 22 hours ago on Doctor Who’s Impossible Choices and the Trolley Problem

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I agree. She's nice enough, but not enough to join the TARDIS team.

3 days, 13 hours ago on Faye Marsay: There’s Been No talk of Shona Returning

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Great article. I don't like Sarah as a companion because all of her 4th Doctor stories I've seen paint her as this co-dependent, damsel in distress as you pointed out. Almost every story she is captured, hypnotized or used in some manner against the Doctor. This is like a generic companion who happened to start out as a strong feminist. Perhaps she improved in her own series, but I could never see what all the hype was about with her when she traveled with the Fourth Doctor.


I adore Leela as what she lacked in intellect, she made up for in strength. She was the muscle, the Doctor the brains.


Love Romana as she was basically just a female Doctor, but both Tamm and Lalla played her so well that I couldn't care less. She is a joy to watch and her next incarnation Juliet is no exception.


I liked Adric when he was traveling with 4. The two looked like they had a really good time together. Keeper of Traken is one of my favorite stories.

4 days, 10 hours ago on Doctor Who In Perspective 1974-1981

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@MetamorphmagusWho @Gustaff You're in for quite a show my friend.

4 days, 11 hours ago on Doctor Who vs Avatar: The Last Airbender

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@ilyootha @Gustaff Slight correction. Seems the math is still correct, but there are 51 statues on the ground floor, meaning Roku is 177th, Aang is 178th and Korra is 179th.

4 days, 11 hours ago on Doctor Who vs Avatar: The Last Airbender

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@MetamorphmagusWho Now you just need to watch the other 100+ episodes.

4 days, 11 hours ago on Doctor Who vs Avatar: The Last Airbender

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For those Avatar fans interested, Korra is the 178th Avatar since the cycle began. The amount taken from calculating the statues in the 'Southern Air Temple' episode. In the Avatar statue room, there are 7 ascending rows containing 18 statues on each level (7x18=126) plus a further 50 statues at floor level giving a grand total of 176 previous avatars. 

We know this number is true because the cycle has 4 phases and ends with Earth. Korra is a water bender, which means the cycle is 3/4 done. Therefore, the whole thing has been repeated 44 times (44x4=176), making Aang the 177th and Korra the 178th. 

On average, an Avatar lives (10000/178) about 56 years, though Avatars like Aang (lived for 166 years) and Kyosi (lived for 230 years) skew the stats. 

On an unrelated note, according to IMDB.com Top 250 Shows of all time decided through votes, Avatar The Last Airbender (12th, 92 457 votes) is ranked higher than Doctor Who (45th, 120 267 votes). Of course Sherlock (6th, 350 089 votes) is ranked higher than both of them, but whose counting?

4 days, 16 hours ago on Doctor Who vs Avatar: The Last Airbender

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@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms to bad the company doesn't see it that way. I agree, Avatar can just reinvent and reincarnate itself every couple of seasons, but Nick is too busy putting s*** on their channel.

4 days, 17 hours ago on Doctor Who vs Avatar: The Last Airbender

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This article...this idea...this comparison.

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4 days, 22 hours ago on Doctor Who vs Avatar: The Last Airbender

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@TheDoctor1235 he appears in Big Finish as Ian multiple times a year. One 1-min cameo won't be that bad. Like I said, loads and loads of Big Finish.

6 days, 3 hours ago on Series 9 Filming: Bah Bah Biker

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@supermoff @Gustaff thank you good sir. You win the gold star for mathematical excellence. Why we don't just give you something more valuable is beyond me though.

6 days, 3 hours ago on Series 9 Filming: Bah Bah Biker

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The Astronaut 2-parter will go down in history as one of the best 2-parters EVER! We actually got to see the Doctor killed within the first 10 minutes of airing. That is the definition of showstopper.

6 days, 3 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2011 Part 1

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Maybe the plane is about to go through a Time Contour. Can anyone spot the reference?

6 days, 4 hours ago on Series 9 Filming: Bah Bah Biker

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I thought she was done with normal life. Isn't that the reason we had Danny die? 

Plus...for the love of god can we please have Ian Chesterton make a cameo in S9? I mean if you're going to keep filming at Coal Hill, at least give the fans a little fanservice.

6 days, 4 hours ago on Series 9 Filming: Bah Bah Biker

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@MrRazza is going all Craig Revel Horwood @Wonky Apples what about Alex MacQueen or don't you listen to audios?

1 week ago on Missy Back in Two-Part Series 9 Opener

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In this follow-up, Missy will create her own Daleks and present them to the Doctor as a Christmas present.

1 week ago on Missy Back in Two-Part Series 9 Opener

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@Clara Laurinda @Gustaff my personal rating:

Dark Eyes 3 was better for me because I love the Alex MacQueen Master and DE3 is basically a 4 hour long showdown between the two of them.


In terms of stories, DE2 contained 3/4 that I really really loved while DE3 contained 3/4 as well, but again...MacQueen brings it home.

1 week ago on Paul Cornell Penning Multi-Doctor Story for Titan

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Not sure. Ask me anything about the audios and I'll give u a timeline, but I am useless when it comes to comics.

...hint comic fans to come show off their knowledge.

1 week ago on Paul Cornell Penning Multi-Doctor Story for Titan

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Must confess my knowledge of the comics is very very limited. Not much of a comic book fan.

1 week ago on Paul Cornell Penning Multi-Doctor Story for Titan

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Ten won't remember. Timelines. Also, 11 probably hasn't met Clara yet. Not sure about where in his timeline this takes place.

1 week ago on Paul Cornell Penning Multi-Doctor Story for Titan

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It would've been cool seeing Donna and the Ponds again.

1 week ago on Paul Cornell Penning Multi-Doctor Story for Titan

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Good morning to u. We haven't spoken in a while now. Shameful

1 week ago on Paul Cornell Penning Multi-Doctor Story for Titan

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Doctor Who Comic fans go 'Hell Yeah'!

1 week ago on Paul Cornell Penning Multi-Doctor Story for Titan

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10, 7, 7, 9, 9


Series 5 holds the most loved episodes in one season for me. The only ones I dislike are the Silurian two-parter.

1 week, 2 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2010 Part 1

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@TheBiPunishment I dig the lunatic fringe Master more than the 'bananas' Master. At least Simm's Master had a reason for doing stuff. And his plans actually made sense in a Mastery sort of way. Whenever someone points out the uselessness of Gomez's Master's action, people reply: "So, it's because she's crazy."


Wow. To me that's like answering a question with 'Time War' as the begin all/end all of continuity errors. Doing stuff just because you're crazy and ending all your motives with that is boring. Simm's Master had the drumming finally driving him over the edge. He's so annoyed by the drumming, he's irritated by how he looks. He has this vampiric hunger that never goes away. His own body is rejecting him. He is truly cursed.


If anyone has reason to be insane, it's him.

1 week, 4 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2009-10 Specials

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7, 9, 8, 8


I love the psycho Master in this: "I am hilarious. I am the funniest thing - in - the - whole - wide - world!"

1 week, 4 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2009-10 Specials

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Doom coalition? I knew about the new box set, but where did u heat the title?

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@SonicTheHedgehogRules @The_Eternal_Dalek @ilyootha @The G Unitt - It's my initial, I'm not a rap fan most of the people who dismiss it are people who don't bother to try it. I haven't met anyone who's tried Big Finish that hasn't loved it.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@Runcible @Gustaff My friend, if I could give you a 1000 upvotes, I would, but I can't, so here...have this one.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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And in other news: Gustaff has just sat down to listen to Little Doctors, the second installment of the Short Trips series by Big Finish. He is pondering why a company that hasn't even got the new who license is releasing New Who spin-off series ahead of the the BBC who are actually licensed to do so.


...oh the theme stopped, time to li-

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@ilyootha @Gustaff @Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms we all want that. All of us except the BBC.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms I can only imagine the references we're going to get. There will be loads, but stealthy because of the New Who license thing. Kinda like Dark Eyes I think.


I must say, I'm not a big fan of either Osgood or Kate, but I'm excited for this box set. Just don't give me another New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms I kinda liked it. It was average, but the multi-Doctor thing really boosted it for me.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms I suspect they'll set this one pre-Death in Heaven so that they can bring back Osgood mostly because she and Kate are Those Two Girls.


I'd like Malcolm to come back.


Also, how epic would it be if MacQueen's Master turned up?

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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Now we need them to do a New Who version of Sirens of Time featuring 9, 10 and 11.


...a guy can hope.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@Scribey @Gustaff that be a nice book end for the character, but we need Anson back as well then.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@Scribey Brig - 70s (or 80s), Bambera - 90s, Emily - 00s, Kate - 2010s,

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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we need a crossover with the Counter Measures team. Kate vs Gilmore!

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@The_Eternal_Dalek @Gustaff not according to half the fandom. Apparently the 8th Doctor never regenerated, Mel never met the Doctor and Ace never left. So many inconsistencies.


If only there were some audio stories...oh yes.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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BOO! This isn't canon! 


My impression of someone who'll probably complain about this announcement.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@ Inverted Notsosmartguy  @Gustaff @Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms My swag was stolen yesterday. Some mugger. I reported the theft to the police. They ain't got much hope.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Why Series 8 Needed Child-Friendly Episodes & Moments

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@Clara Bosswald loves A-Force Ladies. @Gustaff @Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms A Deus Ex Machina is when some new event, character, ability, or object solves a seemingly unsolvable problem in a sudden, unexpected way.Since Maevh never showed the ability to appear people out of thin air, and she managed to solve the missing sister issue (unsolvable problem) with something as unexpected as a phone call, yes, it is. I know the definition and usage of the word. 

Incidentally, Time Heist, one of my fav this season, uses Deus Ex Machinas the whole episode through:  There is a bank that holds the universe's most valuable treasures, and as security the bank has an alien that can sense guilt (and killing those who are guilty of trying to break into the bank). In order for The Doctor and his group to succeed, they had to wipe their memories after planning the heist, so if they are caught they won't be guilty because they literally have no idea how they are going to do it and what it is they are looking for up until the point they find it. As such, the entire heist is a series of deus ex machinas, one after another, of plot devices that they planted before their memories were wiped.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Why Series 8 Needed Child-Friendly Episodes & Moments

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@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @Gustaff not to that degree surely. I mean they treated solar flares correctly in past stories, why change it now?


Even the basic premise is flawed. Even if we accept the whole 'fiery' solar flare, enriching the atmosphere with oxygen is the last thing anyone should do to prevent a fire. Removing oxygen would be much more efficient (but of course, that way all animal life would choke instead of burn to death).

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Why Series 8 Needed Child-Friendly Episodes & Moments

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@Supermoff, member of CATS @Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms @Gustaff It has internal consistency, but not external or genre consistency. And I mean genre as in within the usual pseudo-science aspect of Doctor Who,

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Why Series 8 Needed Child-Friendly Episodes & Moments

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@ Inverted Notsosmartguy  @Gustaff @Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms obviously. How could I have missed that thing that they've been referring and building up the whole episode? Stupid Gustaff. STUPID!

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Why Series 8 Needed Child-Friendly Episodes & Moments

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