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Dammit. Too many exciting Big Finish announcements lately, and not enough money. I'm looking forward to this a lot, but haven't even got the last two installments of Dark Eyes yet!

13 hours, 45 minutes ago on Doctor Who Presents… Doom Coalition

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@Alleigh member of P.O.N.D.S Yes, I used to dislike the episode a lot because of this, back when I still didn't like Rose

13 hours, 56 minutes ago on All 117 Episodes of the Revival Ranked By You

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@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @ilyootha @DWTV - Barbarically Evil Maybe split them in halves? Or into seasons, although that would make 26 rounds...

14 hours, 3 minutes ago on All 117 Episodes of the Revival Ranked By You

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@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @ilyootha @DWTV - Barbarically Evil Sorry, not seven polls, seven rounds of ratings. Eight classic Doctors, but like the last time, McGann only has one so it's united with McCoy's.

14 hours, 8 minutes ago on All 117 Episodes of the Revival Ranked By You

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@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @DWTV - Barbarically Evil  I remember the Ultimate Story polls where every month or so we were asked to choose 3-5 best stories from each Doctor. If we do the same, but with the new rating system used in Rank the Revival polls, we can determine the best classic serial in just like 7 polls, without alienating NewWho fans with daily polls on classic stories.

Pretty please, DWTV?...

14 hours, 16 minutes ago on All 117 Episodes of the Revival Ranked By You

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@supermoff fyre.it/dLs9NQ.4

14 hours, 26 minutes ago on All 117 Episodes of the Revival Ranked By You

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Don't worry, my sweet little Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, I still love you!.. And you, The Doctor's Daughter!.. And you, Gridlock... And you, Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks, and you, The Power of Three, and 42, and The Idiot’s Lantern, and Planet of the Dead, and... Dammit, how many more of you are there?!

14 hours, 34 minutes ago on All 117 Episodes of the Revival Ranked By You

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@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @TheOncomingHurricane @DWTV - Barbarically Evil I, uhm... actually like the idea of the Moon being an egg, to be honest. I mean, that's a crazy idea of course, but that's exactly the kind of crazy idea you'd expect from Doctor Who. But the execution... And the antiscience... Ugh.

15 hours, 5 minutes ago on All 117 Episodes of the Revival Ranked By You

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@Gouder 'for 10 years!' master Storm Warning, or Blood of the Daleks. Both are openers of Eighth Doctor arcs - his adventures in the Main Range and his own range respectively. The latter are quite similar to the revived series (45-minute episodes, a modern-day companion) and therefore are popular as a starting point for NewWho fans, though I personally much prefer the former.

1 day, 4 hours ago on Big Finish Confirms Audio Stories Until 2020

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So, Kel the Council man is the new Man with Chips? Lots of comments about him lately...

1 day, 12 hours ago on The Bottom 10 TV Stories of the Decade

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And can I just say, Love & Monsters is very underrated. While the Abzorbaloff and the whole pavement slab thing are indeed some of the worst things that have ever happened to the Doctor Who franchise, the story idea itself is fascinating - the exploration of how the Doctor affects ordinary people's lives, and how his travels are not left unnoticed, spawning fan clubs that investigate the traces the Doctor leaves... More of that, please.

1 day, 13 hours ago on The Bottom 10 TV Stories of the Decade

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Ah well, my precious Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, The Doctor's Daughter and The Time of the Doctor managed to avoid getting into this list, so at least thanks for that!

1 day, 13 hours ago on The Bottom 10 TV Stories of the Decade

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A bit disappointing, as I quite like most of these, especially The Idiot's Lantern and Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks! But then again, there are no episodes that I hate or would consider awful, so any Bottom 10 would be somewhat disappointing for me. Still, I'm rather surprised that the likes of The Lazarus Experiment and The Long Game are on this list, taking up valuable place that, for example, Kill the Moon could have used...

1 day, 14 hours ago on The Bottom 10 TV Stories of the Decade

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"a new era for the Eighth Doctor, Liv Chenka and their new friend Helen Sinclair in Doctor Who: Doom Coalition"

So this will be post-Dark Eyes? I like how they are getting further and further towards the Last Great Time War... I'm hoping for a story that leads directly into The Night of the Doctor one day!

1 day, 14 hours ago on Big Finish Confirms Audio Stories Until 2020

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@Beasts_a_Snarling - Servant of the Union of Three! The Doctor being "Space Jesus" is what I'd call Series 3 finale resolution. Whereas the Doctor saving a planet, doing the impossible against all odds, is just the Doctor being... well, the Doctor.

1 day, 14 hours ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade

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@Arkleseizure I've always seen Remembance of the Daleks as the actual 25th anniversary story, with it being a sequel to both the first two Doctor Who serials ever

1 day, 14 hours ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade

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@Narvin Yeah, I know. I look forward to reading those, but haven't gone any further than The Eight Doctors yet, as I'm currently more interested in Virgin New Adventures.

1 day, 14 hours ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade

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@Narvin Do you mean the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures novels or Big Finish New Eighth Doctor Adventures audio dramas? Having not actually read them much, I've heard that the former had their own Time Wars with their own destruction and implied restoration of Gallifrey, but I was under the impression it is very different to what the revived series offer.

1 day, 20 hours ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade

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@The Dreamer... dreaming about series 9 @ilyootha Aww, Charley is my favourite Big Finish companion :( I found Scherzo rather... interesting, to say at least. A very unusual story. Not as amazing as I thought it would be, but quite good nevertheless.

2 days, 3 hours ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade

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I'd like to take a moment to celebrate the fact that The Name of the Doctor got a decent score of 8.45 and arrived 19th in the overall ratings, beating all other finales (bar The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang and Bad Wolf/Parting of the Ways). Several months ago DWTV contributors rated it the lowest of all NewWho finales, but now justice has been restored :P

2 days, 3 hours ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade

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For some reason Dimensions in Time doesn't automatically get a lot of love just because "it was the 30th anniversary"! The Five Doctors and The Three Doctors, as good as they are, are not usually considered the best of their respective Doctors (instead, The Caves on Androzani and something like Inferno usually are), and Zagreus gets a lot of (rather undeserved, in my opinion) slack from the fans. 


The idea that people like or vote for The Day of the Doctor only because it's the 50th anniversary, is, frankly, ridiculous. It got a score of 9.40/10 because, for many people, it really is that good. Congratulations, Moffat!

2 days, 4 hours ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade

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@Esterath It's from a cover of something then? Where can I find the original?

3 days, 1 hour ago on Doctor Who’s Revival: 10 Years On

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Interesting choices for Top 30 pre-title sequences. The Name of the Doctor, The Night of the Doctor, The Pandorica Opens and The Stolen Earth all truly deserved to be in Top 10. But I would have put Dark Water much lower and Death in Heaven much higher, and would have found a way to squeeze in:

The Doctor Dances - Nine's "I'm really glad that worked, those would have been terrible last words" amuses me to no end!

The Bells of Saint John - the guy warns about people trapped in the Wi-Fi, until it is revealed that he is trapped himself

The Crimson Horror - that chilling moment when the Doctor appears on a dead man's retina image 

The Time of the Doctor - "I'm cooking Christmas dinner! - I'm being shot at by Cybermen! - Well, can't we do both?!"

The Caretaker - hilarious glimpses of Clara's double life, followed by a School Reunion-ish moment where the Doctor shows up undercover, much to Clara's annoyance!

3 days, 2 hours ago on The Best Pre-Title Sequences of the Revival (Part 3)

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It's not really my place to be celebrating - ten years ago I didn't even have a faintest idea that a show such as Doctor Who exists. But having been a Whovian for over 3 years now, I'm delighted to see that the show I have fallen in love with is celebrating a yet another milestone today. Many thanks to Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat and everyone else who helped make it happen!


Coincidentally, I happen to be reading Autonomy at the moment - a Tenth Doctor sequel to Rose. Great fun so far, and an appropriate read for celebrating 10 years since the previous Auton invasion :)

3 days, 2 hours ago on Doctor Who’s Revival: 10 Years On

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There are only very few stories that can compete with The Day of the Doctor. While Blink is absolutely fantastic, it is not one of those stories.

3 days, 14 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: The Grand Final

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@DaftDalek is excited for Blade Runner 2 @ilyootha @MeThree My beloved City of Death and Remembrance of the Daleks weren't even allowed into the ratings :P

4 days, 14 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Semi-Final #2

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@MeThree I know that pain... My Flatline lost in the first round...

4 days, 14 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Semi-Final #2

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@Doctavarium is Celebrating 10 Years of New Who @ilyootha For me the finale is a bit of a letdown, and The Shakespeare Code was a bit boring at times, and perhaps some other things here and there, but apart from that a brilliant series all the way

4 days, 14 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Semi-Final #2

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@Gustaff  "Materialize the TARDIS somewhere like 20 000 leagues under the sea"

Perhaps they could still track him down even there. I'm sure they had such tech.


"or inside itself"

Too dangerous.


"or better yet, just keep materializing for 3 months without end"

That would take too much effort and power - too risky considering that the TARDIS was low on the latter, since it required "refueling" just a few adventures later.


"Or better yet, close the TARDIS doors and wait since they can't seem to open it"

All it takes is to start threatening to kill some civilians and the Doctor will agree to open the doors and come out!

4 days, 14 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Semi-Final #2

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Interesting how in the end it all came to the battle of two consecutive stories from Series 3! That's why it's my favourite Davies-era season. I can flip a coin again, but I think this time I'll actually just restrain from voting in the first poll altogether. Both these stories are utterly fantastic. Not without some faults, but still some of the NewWho's best.

4 days, 14 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Semi-Final #2

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The Name of the Doctor, the spectacular setup for the big 5-0 celebration, The One That Beat Flatline Itself... And Midnight, the thrilling adventure, so original and scary you'd think Moffat wrote it... 

Both beaten by a bunch of spacesuits. Disgarceful!

5 days, 14 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Semi-Final #1

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They keep getting easier... Human Nature and The Eleventh Hour.

5 days, 14 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Semi-Final #1

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@Edoe @Planet of the Deaf @Doctavarium  Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design. It was I who allowed the Mirror to know the rumours of Clara's departure!

6 days, 12 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Moffat Era Triple

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@russell t dalek I was quite... unimpressed by the first half, to be honest, although there were some great scenes in Clara's flat and Rupert's room. I enjoyed the episode more once Orson showed up, and totally loved the barn scenes. So overall I have mixed feelings about Listen.

6 days, 12 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Moffat Era Triple

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Fine. You win, DWTV. You can have my tears. Though not because the choices are hard, I'm just sad that Flatline didn't make it.

Ah well... Hour, Name, Day.

6 days, 13 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Moffat Era Triple

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@MartianWaters @ilyootha @gunslinger19 Just check with the clock on the TARDIS flight computer :P The occasions when the Doctor and the TARDIS travel through time separately (e.g. Trenzalore) are quite rare, so you'll be able to calculate your age with more or less great precision.

6 days, 17 hours ago on Wearing A Bit Thin: A Theory on Time Lord Ageing

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@Dalekchris @ilyootha @StenDarker  While the authorial intention indeed seems to be that he was newly-regenerated in Rose, I like to think that he wasn't, and that he has in fact travelled alone for a century, learning to be "the Doctor" once again.

Basically, all he says in Rose is "could have been worse" and "look at the ears". The most simple way around is to assume that he was merely making a casual remark on his appearence - a bit weird, but plausible. There is also a more poetic theory that he was so ashamed of his actions during the Time War that he couldn't bear to look at his own face for a long time, until he stumbled across a mirror in Rose's flat 100 years later. Or my favourite one: he simply had had a new haircut shortly before Rose, and was remarking on how it was too short and was making his ears too noticeable!

Though I'm not denying that he travelled alone for some time during the end of Rose either - I know that at least one book that takes place during that period.

6 days, 17 hours ago on Wearing A Bit Thin: A Theory on Time Lord Ageing

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@TakeTheType40 will always Listen Presumably she was lying in order to not to confuse the humans. In one audio story it was stated that she was actually older than Ian and Barbara combined! It makes sense, considering that the Doctor himself claimed to be "just a kid" at the age of 90...

6 days, 18 hours ago on Wearing A Bit Thin: A Theory on Time Lord Ageing

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@Sharaz_Jek "Concerning the 11th Doctor's aging - he is on the last regeneration, so that might give us a clue. We know that regeneration energy not only serves the purpose of complete overhauls, but also constantly makes minor repairs, which would reasonably also account for the slow-to-no aging. We know that once the last full regeneration was done, the Doctor still had some regenerative energy left: He didn't age normally & healed River's wrist (TATM).

So, during his time on Trenzalore, this last reserve of energy ran out, no longer holding back the aging process and the Doctor didn't heal as well anymore (e.g. injured leg).

This also fits with the Master's decayed state in the classic era"

Headcanon accepted!

6 days, 18 hours ago on Wearing A Bit Thin: A Theory on Time Lord Ageing

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@gunslinger19 Good idea, but he seems too consistent and too precise about his age to be making it up every time - 749, 750, 759, 760, 900, 953 in the classics (continuing up to 1018 in the novels), and then 800, 900, 903, 904, 906, 907, 909, 1103, 1200 and 2000 in the new series. And it's fine to be exaggerating your youth to somebody, but on several of these occasions he was not speaking to somebody, but was rather talking to himself!

6 days, 18 hours ago on Wearing A Bit Thin: A Theory on Time Lord Ageing

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@voterassilon Trying to fit the Doctor's age in the classics with his age in the modern era by ignoring Six and Seven's claims of being over 900 would mean that Five, Six, Seven, Eight and War all put together lived less than 150 years! (between Four's 760 and Nine's 900) Nope, I'm never agreeing to this.

It makes more sense that the Doctor forgot his true age and/or restarted counting at some point, explaining how could both Six and Nine be 900 without getting any incarnation robbed of many years of adventures.

1 week ago on Wearing A Bit Thin: A Theory on Time Lord Ageing

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@Oodkind Well, the Eleventh Doctor did visibly age between Series 5 and 7, due to Matt Smith ageing slightly. And the first time we saw him on Trenzalore after he got stuck there he was 300 years older, not 200. It makes sense that he looked older after that, and with his alien biology and many other factors it's never guaranteed that he always ages at the same rate...


But of course, let's blame it all on Moffat! The Doctors' lifespans and Time Lord ageing were all crystal clear and added up together before he messed it up, right?

1 week ago on Wearing A Bit Thin: A Theory on Time Lord Ageing

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@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @ilyootha I don't know, probably not since with the Time Destructor you can just stand there doing nothing and still get ancient :P

1 week ago on Wearing A Bit Thin: A Theory on Time Lord Ageing

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@StenDarker The War Doctor regenerated straight after The Day of the Doctor, so I like to think that those 100 years belong to the Ninth Doctor, who is slowly getting used to being called the Doctor again and is trying to make up for the horrors of the Time War by helping wherever possible, hence visiting various places seen in Clive's photos in Rose.

1 week ago on Wearing A Bit Thin: A Theory on Time Lord Ageing

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"The War Doctor claimed to have been 400 years younger than the Eleventh Doctor making his incarnation’s life span 400 years"

I'm afraid you lost me at this part. How does the War Doctor being 400 years younger than the Eleventh Doctor (i.e. 1200 - 400 = 800) proves that this incarnation lived for 400 years? We don't know at which age (in NewWho terms) did the Eighth Doctor regenerate in The Night of the Doctor.


And let's not forget that the First Doctor once got caught in the wake of the Time Destructor, which aged his human companion to death and, while visibly didn't appear to affect the Doctor, has probably brought him much closer to his regeneration.

1 week ago on Wearing A Bit Thin: A Theory on Time Lord Ageing

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Hehe, I just saw a Wi-Fi network named "Sontar-Ha" XD

Anyway, the polls. Undecided, Human Nature, Midnight. Will toss a coin to vote in the first one later...

1 week ago on Revival Face-Off: RTD Era Triple

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@The Lazy Cat Yeah, and as some of you may recall, I restrained from visiting this community (and any other Doctor Who-related sites) until after Death in Heaven aired... Felt like a torture at first, but as I kept myself busy rewatching older series, I sort of got used soon :P

1 week, 1 day ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #12

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