ilyootha is back in home Universe
"Well, this is quite a welcoming committee! Any tea? No? Perhaps some cake? I love a bit of cake. Don't you, Charley?"
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of JerseyIf anything, it sort of only heated them up for me!
6 hours, 57 minutes ago on A Study of Pink: Danny Speculation
An adventure set during Planet of the Spiders? Sounds fun!
8 hours, 8 minutes ago on Time Trips: The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller
@Matthewfupp @declanmclean The Dalek in Dalek (pardon the pun (was it even a pun?)) thought that he was (and at that time he indeed was) the last Dalek in existence, so I doubt he had anyone to share his memories with. I think it's just that the production team needed a random extermination clip and so they took one, it doesn't have to have any in-universe significance.
22 hours, 4 minutes ago on 12 Great Moments From Into the Dalek
@The Living Angel I don't think he will be killed before the end of the series. In the end though...
22 hours, 25 minutes ago on A Study of Pink: Danny Speculation
Great article! I wasn't sure about Danny when he was announced, but I liked the character very much in Into the Dalek. It will definitely be interesting to see how he and the Doctor will get on together, given that one is a soldier and a math teacher whereas the other doesn't like soldiers and apparently is bad at math XD I'm not very keen on PinkSoufflé (that should be the official name now) though, I think apparently because I still can't let go of Whoufflé... Anyway, nice to see a new character in the show!
P.S. Should the school really be open mid-January and shouldn't it be too cold to wear only T-shirts?
P.P.S. Speaking of Coal Hill, I love how its interior looks very much like it did in Remembrance of the Daleks, although with a touch of An Unearthly Child!
22 hours, 26 minutes ago on A Study of Pink: Danny Speculation
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @supermoff "Attack dogs from space does sound kinda awesome though. Maybe not good enough to be a Doctor who episode or audio though. Perhaps a comic story or a novella"
It already exists! Comic story The Forgotten, Issue 2, page 14. "Space greyhounds firing ray guns"
1 day, 1 hour ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
@LeeBeing "you are NOT a fan if you refuse to face up to the facts that this show faces a gratuitous axing if it doesn't improve"
What facts? Where is the proof? Oh, right, there is none. Just your subjective (and quite paranoic) opinion.
@Troubled Soul Following this logic, Rose was a Terror of the Autons rip-off, The End of the World was a The Ark rip-off, etc.
1 day, 3 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
@pinkjaguar12 I'm not very sure about the slap. Maybe I'm missing something (couldn't hear the lines properly, still needing a rewatch), but it came across somewhat unprovoked. Of course, it was meant to show that Clara was angry with the Doctor, but what she was angry with exactly? All he said was "I told you so, Daleks can't be good" (and given how in the end instead of really becoming good Rusty just switches to another source of hatred, he was mostly right). It's even more weird considering how did they get on in the beginning of the story. I mean, he abandoned her in Glasgow, he sacrificed a guy's life, but it's only when he says that Daleks are actually bad he is suddenly a smug bastard deserving a slap!.. What am I missing here?
1 day, 4 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Into the Dalek
Am I the only one who is bothered by the equations on the Doctor's blackboard? I mean, come on, ∫f(φ(x)φ(x)dx -
why a bracket opens but doesn't close? Why have two φ(x), shouldn't it be just
φ²(x), or perhaps one of them was supposed to be a derivative?...
If Danny is a math teacher, I hope at
least he will notice this and point it out to the Doctor!
1 day, 9 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
1 day, 10 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of JerseyMore disappointed that that voice from the trailer didn't belong to the Dalek Time Controller or Davros after all!
@Epicity Since February, I think. Now that you can't show your disagreement with a mere click on a button, controversial opinions obviously get more replies, which often leads to long heated discussions, which are the ones that get to Hot Threads.
1 day, 11 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
@AlexMatthews *Cough*The Invisible Enemy*Cough*
2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
When the Doctor was talking about his first visit to Skaro and then was about to connect the two wires I thought they'd show us some clips from The Daleks or Genesis of the Daleks... Got The Stolen Earth/Journey's End instead.
2 days, 1 hour ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
@TheCapaldiganCometh @JohnSmithPsychicPaper Clara.
@TheEleventhWheatley @The Outer Space K9 I couldn't hear what they were saying well, so I didn't even know who to agree with...
9/10, for now. Gonna need a rewatch with subs though, couldn't make out some of the lines.
@floppy_who 7B titles and theme were sort of an amalgamation of many previous intros, with all the abstract shapes, a flight through space, the Doctor's face and the Time Vortex in the end. Perfect for the 50th anniversary year!
3 days, 5 hours ago on Examining Series 8′s New Title Sequence
Series 5-Series 7A
Season 18-Season 21
Season 24-Season 26
5.1996 - The TV Movie
6.2005-2010 - Series
Season 12-Season 17
Season 21-Season 23
Season 7-Season 10
Season 4-Season 6
Season 1-Season 4
1.2013 - The Light
at the End
2.2001-2014 - Big Finish Eighth Doctor (main)
3.2013 - 50 years anniversary trailer
Series 5-Series 7A
6.2013 - The
Day of the Doctor
Season 18-Season 22
8.1996 - The TV Movie
9.2011 - Big Finish Eighth Doctor (Mary trilogy)
Season 24-Season 26
Season 1-Season 4
Season 4-Season 17
13.2005-2010 - Series
14.2008-2011 - Big Finish Eighth Doctor (Series
Series 4-2009 Specials
17.1986 - Season
18.2001 - The
Last of the Titans
19.1993 - Dimensions
20.1972 - Season 10 (unused)
3 days, 6 hours ago on Examining Series 8′s New Title Sequence
Honestly, I would have preferred to be "stuck" with the "embarrassing" Series 7B intro, which was one of my favourites! The new one looks (and sounds!) more wrong to me than anything, with its clock vortex (seriously, WTF?!), random moons spinning around random Gallifreayan text, a picture of Capaldi that looks like they just took a first low-res photo of him and sharpened it, the new music that begins brilliantly but then starts grating on your ears... Ugh, no, thank you. My least favourite thing about Series 8 so far.
3 days, 8 hours ago on Examining Series 8′s New Title Sequence
@Ivegotkidneys is in a Dalek @bl0ndie98 Why should there be an explanation in the first place? It's the Whoniverse, it's not the first time a dinosaur appears in London. It's probably not even the second...
4 days, 3 hours ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath
I'd say The Eleventh Hour was slightly better. Deep Breath has an advantage of having Jenna Coleman in it though :P
@Deus_Ex_Machina Thanks :D
4 days, 7 hours ago on Ferdinando on the Possible Return of Half-Face
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @Deus_Ex_Machina I believe the correct expression is "these puns are getting under my skin"...
@Ottoman14 * who is physically stronger
4 days, 11 hours ago on Deep Breath: The Very Best of Clara Oswald
@Ottoman14Yeah, that's how the Time Lords see it - they're all clever and powerful while the Doctor picks up these stupid humans for some reason. The Doctor thinks differently though. He admires humans. He looks up to them while they look up to him. The matter of who is physically power and who understands temporal engineering better is not the point in a Doctor/companion relationship.
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor!Exactly - Power can't occur earlier than 2016 (unless The God Complex actually takes place years before 2011 and Amy becomes a model only because she saw an advert with her future self being a model - that's a weird theory I've seen on the internet, but you've got to admit, it's a fun one!), however, the way the Doctor meets Kate and later takes the Ponds to 2012 New York may suggest otherwise. Of course, nothing stops them from going to New York 6 years back or so, and we can speculate that Kate understands that the Doctor doesn't necessarily meets her in order and thus introduces herself just in case (and presumably scans him there to make sure he's not a Zygon or something), but it would seem that the fact the Ponds' present should be several years in the future was forgotten.
By the way, Clara was already a teacher in 2013, so perhaps that Christmas dinner shouldn't be as late as 2016 after all? I'll go with 2014 or 2015 for now, I think.
"I don't want to say "eh, time probably just got rewritten" unless I absolutely have to because that's boring"
This is basically my motto! :D
"Also, I assume that that is when the Ponds went to go wave at their past selves in The Hungry Earth, as in that story, the Doctor said that the future Amy and Rory were feeling nostalgic and ten years in their future, which lines up perfectly with the anniversary trip in Power."
4 days, 12 hours ago on Deep Breath: The Very Best of Clara Oswald
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey Dating has been somewhat a curse for the show. In the classics, Pertwee's UNIT stories were supposed to take place almost a decade ahead, until JNT's era came and placed them back on their broadcast dates! Later, RTD introduced a year-long gap in Series 1, which was seemingly forgotten about later on, as Donna referred to what should have been 2009 as 2008. Finally, Moffat shifted the Ponds' "present day" to 2017 or something by The Power of Three, where Kate Stewart apparently met Eleven for the first time despite meeting him in 2013 in Day!
4 days, 21 hours ago on Deep Breath: The Very Best of Clara Oswald
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! Good points there. Unless some future episode will date Series 8 back to its broadcast date (as such hiccups happened in the show before), we can assume it's already 2016 or 2017 in "present day" Whoniverse.
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! "which I guess places the Oswald family dinner scenes in The Time of the Doctor in 2016"
Not necessarily, if Clara has been spending a lot of time traveling in the TARDIS "during" Wednesdays and later, I imagine, school breaks (and supposing that she counted that time), it still could have been 2013!
@The Lazy Cat @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @Planet of the Deaf @DoctorF0rever Will there be a multi-Clara anniversary story?
4 days, 22 hours ago on Deep Breath: The Very Best of Clara Oswald
@The Lazy Cat @ilyootha is back in home Universe @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey A series of eleven audio stories produced by collaboration between Big Finish and AudioGO to celebrate the 50th, each featuring one Doctor and narrated by a companion actor of that Doctor's era (with the exception of Nine whose story was read by Nick Briggs)
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey She narrated the last part of Destiny of the Doctor last year, so here's hoping!
Thanks for the article! I'm so pleased to see how Deep Breath changed many people's opinions on Clara for the better. As someone who loved the character ever since The Bells of Saint John, it makes me very happy that many of those who were unsure or negative about Clara are now warming to her, and those who liked the character before like her even more!
(On a completely unrelated note, a friend pointed out to me that the scene of Twelve and Half-Face struggling near an open door over a high drop reminds of a similar scene in one of his favourite (not joking) stories, Paradise Towers.)
4 days, 23 hours ago on Deep Breath: The Very Best of Clara Oswald
@Fadedeathdave @edoe101 @ilyootha is back in home Universe I thought it always was like that. There was, though, a problem with Forge as they couldn't properly update it to one of the versions for a long time (1.7 I think). I wonder if they still didn't (I'm a bit ignorant here, haven't followed the mods for month now)
5 days, 4 hours ago on Doctor Who Officially Invades Minecraft
@Antee991166 PC rules supreme!
I'm sure modders will port on on PC :)
@Sephora.IWishIWasScottish Great analogy, but you don't go "how do I get my money back" either.
6 days, 8 hours ago on Deep Breath Review
Fantastic review. I must say I agree, to an extent, that
Clara's reaction is a bit out of place. As I said before, since I never had a
problem with old and/or "dark" Doctors, one thing I didn't like much
about Deep Breath is how it focused on reassuring the audience about Capaldi a
lot. I can't deny that it was important to do so - I've seen plenty of fans who
were unsure about Capaldi - but for me, personally, it felt rather grating at
times. Of course, I'm not the only viewer on the planet and can't complain
about something that ultimately was, as I perfectly understand, for the
majority's benefit, but speaking about my experience, I just didn't like how
this was displayed through Clara.
Don't get me wrong - I'm one of the biggest
Clara fans here, and I think it's only natural and entirely understandable that
she is uncomfortable and somewhat even unhappy with a new Doctor, especially after her close relationship with the old one, and it would
make little sense if she just accepted Twelve straight away. But while to struggle
to adjust to a new Doctor is one thing, to go "how do we change him
back?" is something else, I think. From someone who knows about
regeneration more than any other companion and who got on very well with a much
older Doctor just a few episodes back, Clara's reaction seemed very strange and
somewhat ageist, even. He is the Doctor, "whether you like it or not", and there is no way back,
and she of all the people should she should know that perfectly! I think I get it
now, this is why I don't like Clara's reaction. She thinks (and therefore it is
presented as such to us) that Eleven and Twelve are different people, and while they're indeed very different, ultimately they're the same man. Five years on and we still get echoes of the "new man goes sauntering away" controversy - that, or I'm just reading to much into it...
P.S. I have to confess that so far I've only
seen the episode once, so what I've written here is based on my memories of
something that was three days ago. I was (and still am) going to rewatch it a few times, I
swear, but currently reading Engines of War appears to be a more interesting
pastime, because diving into new adventures > revisiting old ones. Sorry!
@supermoff I wouldn't worry about a random few thousand people's opinion being "low", especially after The Curse of the Black Spot scored 86!
1 week ago on Deep Breath UK Ratings
@Regenfrustration I gather you turned your TV off before the last minutes of The Time of the Doctor aired, because Eleven knew very well that he's going to change there.
1 week ago on Moffat on THAT Deep Breath Cameo
As someone who never had a problem with
Capladi becoming the new Doctor, I wasn't too keen on the whole
"reassuring the fan(girl)s" stuff which felt rather forced at times.
So as much I love Eleven, I think I could have done without his cameo, to be
On the other hand, it made the final
moments of The Time of the Doctor
even better, as it was a bit strange to see the dying Eleven somewhat ignoring
Clara and focusing on some past companion instead - but now we know that this
wasn't really the case!
1 week, 1 day ago on Moffat on THAT Deep Breath Cameo
@ExalosI did, but gave up when I realised that nobody around me in the cinema was doing the same
1 week, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
I'm so happy to see all this Clara praise in the comments!
@PeterHillier @Favonian Squall Remember that she lived longer than other people who were born in 1989 - traveling with the Doctor, she could depart in the TARDIS and then come back in five seconds after hours or days of adventures, thus becoming a few hours or days older than she is supposed to be!
@Handles @ilyootha is back in home Universe @darklugia565 They're played by the same actor or something?
@darklugia565 @ilyootha is back in home Universe @Handles Do we know him?
@Handles What "conspiracy theorist"?
@bloggerwhodoctorwho T̶h̶e̶y̶ ̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶d̶i̶e̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶e̶n̶d̶.̶
It's good, very good, but I wouldn't exactly call it excellent. Great fun, but at the same time you can really tell that things got "darker" now.