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@The Dreamer... dreaming about series 9 @Antee991166 I disliked Lucie at first, but she grew on me, and Charley is my all-time second favourite companion. Shona seems like a mix of these two, so maybe that's why I like her a lot!

22 hours, 6 minutes ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 1)

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1 day ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 1)

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@Hibernus @ilyootha got into yet another fandom @Antee991166  @The Watchful Guardian @Gustaff "His age is a mystery not meant to be solved."

Yeah, says who? This certainly applies to his name, but not necessarily to his age, which remains surprisingly terribly consistent within any given era of the show (even though there are inconsistences in his age between different eras of the show, which is not the same thing).

600 years on Orbis may be like 60 years on Earth and 30 years on Gallifrey for all we know. When he spent 300 years on Trenzalore he looked much older.

4 days, 22 hours ago on Tennant Won’t Be Returning Again Anytime Soon

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...aaaand Series 7 wins!

4 days, 23 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #14: Moffat Series

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Tough one. I know that we are asked to vote for the best, which I think was Series 5, but my favourite is Series 7, so I'm really tempted to vote for it...


Oh, I know! This time I'll toss a coin.

4 days, 23 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #14: Moffat Series

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@Antee991166  @The Watchful Guardian @Gustaff To be fair, Two explicitly gave his age in Earth years, whereas Four-Seven were very consistent and were quite obviously using Gallifreyan years. So Three may have been just using a different measurement.

5 days, 1 hour ago on Tennant Won’t Be Returning Again Anytime Soon

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@Beasts_a_Snarling - THE KANDYMAN'S APPRENTICE  The aim of rating is only to give something a mark out of 10 (i.e. rate it something from "awful" to "excellent"), not to use all 10 numbers. If you think all things were more or less good, you'll end up not using small marks at all, and there would be nothing wrong with it.

If a control group of episodes consisted only of The Day of the Doctors and Blinks, your average mark would be high. Likewise, if there only were The Twin Dilemmas, it would hardly arrive above 5/10.

6 days, 7 hours ago on The Fourth Doctor By Gareth Roberts – Volume 1 Review

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@Russell T DaftDalek @DWTV is No Thrills DWTV Same IP, I think. Try using public Wi-Fi.

6 days, 21 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #12: Pre-Title Sequence

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I narrowed it down to Into the Dalek, Time Heist, The Caretaker, Mummy on the Orient Express and Death in Heaven. I was hoping for six options, so that I could use a dice, but I only got five, so I'll use the random number generator...

And it says five. Well, Death in Heaven it is then! Nice choice actually, gives me great ClaraWho feels.

6 days, 22 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #12: Pre-Title Sequence

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@The Lazy Cat Special mentions to The Stolen Earth and The Pandorica Opens

6 days, 22 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #12: Pre-Title Sequence

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@GustaffWhere would you place the older Eighth Doctor from Mary's Story? Between Dark Eyes and The Night of the Doctor?

6 days, 23 hours ago on The Fourth Doctor By Gareth Roberts – Volume 1 Review

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...F@&#. I'll have to throw a dice again.

6 days, 23 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #12: Pre-Title Sequence

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@The Lazy Cat Yeah, Name, without competition!

6 days, 23 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #12: Pre-Title Sequence

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@Gustaff @Lord Denton Impressive work! Though I disagree in a few places. Also, how about splitting up things like The Company of Friends? It takes place at 5 different points of the Doctor's life, after all.

6 days, 23 hours ago on The Fourth Doctor By Gareth Roberts – Volume 1 Review

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Thanks for the fantastic reviews! But what's your problem with Day of the Daleks?

6 days, 23 hours ago on The Fourth Doctor By Gareth Roberts – Volume 1 Review

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@Beasts_a_Snarling - THE KANDYMAN'S APPRENTICE 7 may as well be describing average, depending on everyone's personal ratings.

6 days, 23 hours ago on The Fourth Doctor By Gareth Roberts – Volume 1 Review

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@Oswin, Happy that Clara stays ! That being said, I wouldn't really mind Harness coming back to write an episode, or Cottrell-Boyce for that matter - as long as they stay away from "gravity", "bacteria", "oxygen" and other grown-up concepts.

1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #11: Writer

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@Oswin, Happy that Clara stays !

For me:

Excellent

Jamie Mathieson, Steven Moffat

Very good

Gareth Roberts, Steve Thompson, Phil Ford

Good

Mark Gatiss

Please never write science-fiction again

Peter Harness, Frank Cottrell-Boyce

1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #11: Writer

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@ Notsosmartguy  @Ivegotkidneys And while we're at it,

5 > 3 > 7 > 8 > 4 > 1 > 6 > 2

1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #11: Writer

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@ Notsosmartguy  @Ivegotkidneys

5 > 7 > 8 > 6

(Series 7 is still my favourite though)

1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #11: Writer

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@SonicTheHedgehogRules @ Notsosmartguy Awful science wasn't Kill the Moon's only problem, though many of them stem from it.

1 week, 1 day ago on Best of 2014 Awards #11: Writer

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An impossible choice between Moffat and Maitheson for me. Last Christmas tops Flatline and Mummy by a small margin, but Flatline and Mummy easily top all the remaining Moffat's episodes.

So I just threw a dice, and Maitheson won :P

1 week, 1 day ago on Best of 2014 Awards #11: Writer

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@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @TARDlSkey @alonsys wants a TARDIS trio for Series 9! (Shona!) Perhaps they meant that the 1996 movie wasn't shown in the cinemas and thus doesn't count as a "proper" movie?

1 week, 1 day ago on Russell T Davies Interested in Writing A Doctor Who Movie

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I wouldn't mind a Doctor Who movie as long as it's a part of the ongoing narrative. The Day of the Doctor was a step in this direction, although it was simultaneously shown on TV and was in the cinemas for a very limited amount of time, so it was still classed as a TV programme and therefore was presented and promoted as such.

Maybe if one day the show takes a small break, like in 2009, and to link the latest and the upcoming seasons, instead of specials they make a proper movie for the cinemas, I think that will work. But please no reboots or re-imaginings, no "lost adventures" of the Eighth/Tenth/Whateverth Doctor, etc.

1 week, 2 days ago on Russell T Davies Interested in Writing A Doctor Who Movie

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@Doctavarium is Having a Blast @Gustaff This. I tolerated 3D for the sake of my favourite show (went to the cinema to see Day twice), but normally I would pick 2D over 3D any day.

1 week, 2 days ago on Russell T Davies Interested in Writing A Doctor Who Movie

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"I think it should be in the cinemas immediately. It would be glorious. Imagine queuing up at the cinema to go and see a Doctor Who film."

But he just basically described The Day of the Doctor.

1 week, 2 days ago on Russell T Davies Interested in Writing A Doctor Who Movie

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@TheBiPunishment Best Inanimate object, surely. That recurring Grain of Dust  needs a chance to be voted for already.

1 week, 2 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #1-10 Recap

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@DWTV is No Thrills DWTV Three more new categories this year? Exciting!

1 week, 2 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #1-10 Recap

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In all seriousness, I have no idea what the last one is going to be! Last year we had Best Mini-Episode and Best Regeneration, which are not applicable this year. To compensate, I guess either the Best Writer category will be split into Best New Writer and best Returning Writer, or there will be another new category, like Best Visual Effects.

1 week, 2 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #1-10 Recap

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Taking the last year's Awards in consideration, the final set of polls for the next week are going to be:

Best Writer

Best Surprise

Best Tearjerker

Best TV Story

Evilest Evil (DWTV vs Steven Moffat Face-Off) ;)

1 week, 2 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #1-10 Recap

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@ Notsosmartguy  @ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. She is a great talent indeed.

The problem is, so is Capaldi.

1 week, 3 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #1-10 Recap

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My picks so far:


1. Best Lead Actor - Jenna Coleman (simply because I have a little crush on her. Deciding who was really the best actor is impossible, because Peter Capaldi was just as great)

2. Best Recurring Actor - Michelle Gomez

3. Best Male Guest Actor - Ben Miller (couldn't choose between him, Nick Frost and Peter Ferdinando, so I resorted to using a random number generator)

4. Best Female Guest Actor - Faye Marsay

5. Best Villain - The Master

6. Best Returning Monster - The Daleks (I changed my mind to the Clockwork Droids after voting, but it was too late)

7. Best New Monster - The Boneless

8. Best Visual Effects - Flatline

9. Best Music Score - Time Heist (simply because it contains my favourite version of the Twelfth Doctor's theme)

10. Best Director - Douglas Mackinnon (couldn't choose between him, Ben Wheatley and Paul Wilmshurst, so I used a random number generator again)

1 week, 3 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #1-10 Recap

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This is a really hard one! I'm torn between Ben Wheatley, Douglas Mackinnon and Paul Wilmshurst.

1 week, 3 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #10: Director

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@MrRazza has drezzzed for the occasion "Ah yes, I was always the smart alec-y kid in class pointing out to the increasingly frustrated teacher that the flat shape they were holding up was still 3D. It didn't seem to make me very popular."

Same here XD

1 week, 4 days ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Flatline

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@MuNeutrino I can easily picture two-dimensional atoms, but one? Do they still have electrons?

1 week, 4 days ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Flatline

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1 week, 4 days ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Flatline

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@Mark McCullough @supermoff Yeah, as three-dimensional beings who visually experience the world basically only via a two-dimensional projection, we can't possibly comprehend how a four-dimensional object would look like! The best we can manage are 2D or 3D projections, which are indeed a bit minf*ck...

1 week, 4 days ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Flatline

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An interesting read, I love the shadow analogy!

As far as my knowledge goes, it is impossible for anything in our universe to be two-dimensional, as even light itself (as an electromagnetic wave) is a three-dimensional structure. Obviously, the Boneless come from a universe with a very different set of physical laws, and of course they gain at least some thickness upon entering our realm (I imagine elementary circular particles they consist of become elementary spherical particles like those that our world consists of) - otherwise we wouldn't be able to see them! Hence technically in our universe they act more like moving pools of liquid, or more accurately like very thinly spread worms :P

1 week, 4 days ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Flatline

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Time Heist, because it has my favourite version of Twelve's theme.

1 week, 5 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #9: Music

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@Gustaff @ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. Sorry, wait, I only just realised that I misunderstood you! No, I'm not planning to write a review myself, I don't think I have the writing skill and anyway, due to some finanical difficulties I won't be getting new audios for some time now. But this is still a release I'm planning to get one day, and I'm looking forward to listening to it myself some time in the future and reading otehr people's reviews in the meantime.

8 hours ago I was too sleepy to realise that you were talking about me writing one, rather than getting the release and reading yours!... My bad.

1 week, 6 days ago on Barrowman Reveals New Torchwood Plans

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@Sontaran17 @ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. Ah, I see now. It only says so in the main page preview, but it isn't mentioned in the article itself, so I missed it!

1 week, 6 days ago on Toby Whithouse Two-parter Confirmed for Series 9

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Why is everyone assuming that these are episodes 3-4? Can't it be, say, 2-3 or 4-5, or did I miss something?

1 week, 6 days ago on Toby Whithouse Two-parter Confirmed for Series 9

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@Gustaff @ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. I've been looking forward to this one ever since it was announced back in 2013 - I love the Four/Romana team, and I've heard many good things about the novels on which this release is based!

1 week, 6 days ago on Barrowman Reveals New Torchwood Plans

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@Gustaff Sorry for going off-topic Gustaff, but will you be doing a review of The Fourth Doctor by Gareth Roberts boxset, which just came out?

1 week, 6 days ago on Barrowman Reveals New Torchwood Plans

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This actually won't be the first time BBC does Torchwood audio plays, and there are already several Torchwood books set after Miracle Day - one of them written by John and his sister themselves! It's very exciting to know that these stories will now continue, and even more exciting to know that Davies will be involved!

1 week, 6 days ago on Barrowman Reveals New Torchwood Plans

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@TazminDaytime Clara had plans of her own, but decided to drop them and stay with the Maitlands only because their mother died. It was never a permanent job; by the time she met the Doctor she'd been already working at the Maitlands for about a year, and their dad had placed adverts to look for someone to replace Clara, meaning that she was already considering to move on in her life and do what she originally intended to do (traveling and teaching). This was all established as early as in The Bells of Saint John, what more explanation do you want?

Likewise, I highly doubt that we're going to see Coal Hill again. We already know that after the tragic events of the finale, when she thought that she lost both Danny and the Doctor, Clara moved from her flat into a house, most likely because she wanted to escape, needed a change of environment. I'm pretty sure she quit the job at Coal Hill as well, especially considering that working there would remind her of Danny and his death.

Clara had a double life, one of them almost lost its meaning now. So it's likely that she will now fully embrace her other life and move into the TARDIS permanently, like companion in the old days used to do.

1 week, 6 days ago on Is Clara Really in All of Series 9?

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