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Yesterday I pre-ordered the 50th Anniversary boxset and The Blood Cell. Now I deeply regret that I didn't add Engines of War to my order...

Thanks for the review, Patrick! If I had any doubts about this novel before, now I certanly don't have any. Getting a physical copy as soon as possible!


6 hours, 44 minutes ago on Engines of War Review

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They're re-relesing the paperback with a new story added? It's a good thing that I still haven't bought the 11 Doctors version then!

7 hours, 18 minutes ago on 12th Doctor Story “Lights Out”

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How intriguing - Twelve is going to explain integrals to Clara!


14 hours, 41 minutes ago on Peter Capaldi clocks in to Entertainment Weekly

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Indeed, even Capaldi's costume looks a lot like what Colin Baker wanted to have for his role!

21 hours, 4 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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I love how the new series hasn't even started yet, but Capaldi is already on the cover of everything!

21 hours, 22 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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True, although that asteroid did look a lot like Tatooine instead!

2 days, 14 hours ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 7 (Part 2)

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He was called "Doctor Who" by WOTAN, used the German variant of "Doctor Who" as an alias and once signed a letter as "Dr. W."

3 days, 12 hours ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8

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Series 7B is probably my favorite part of televised Doctor Who. It has its flaws, I know, but I try not to think about them. I just enjoyed the episodes so much

3 days, 13 hours ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 7 (Part 2)

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@ThatGuywiththeBowTie It comes from the name of the street they live in. 

5 days, 12 hours ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally

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@MrRazza, the Newly Qualified Omega Identifier @Planet of the Deaf @TheValeyardsMimeArmy @MrGuymanwatchI too dislike cinemas for the same reasons, and when we went to see TDOTD I was afraid that other fans will ruin the viewing experience. But believe me, they only improved it!

6 days, 1 hour ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally

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Absolutely fantastic news! I'm not really a cinema-goer, but watching TDOTD in the cinema among hundreds of other dedicated fans was one of the best experiences in my life. I'd certainly watch Doctor Who in the cinema again if there will be such an opportunity.

6 days, 3 hours ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally

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@Meh Meh Meh Meh MehFandom no please stop my head already hurts



6 days, 13 hours ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title

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@DarrenStapletonNot himself, his incarnations, faces.

6 days, 20 hours ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title

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@GustaffTo be honest, I don't pay much attention to current and upcoming releases, more to the past ones, as I still have a lot to catch up with. But I can say I'm dying to listen to those upcoming Four/Romana FDAs and novel adaptations! FDAs were somewhat a disppointement in the past, but Series 4 and 5 sound like fun. And I'm looking forward to these Early Adventures, becasue I loved the First Doctor CCs.

By they way, they've just announced RTD's Damagd Gods to be adopted to audio!


1 week ago on Happy Birthday, Big Finish! 15 Picks for 15 Years

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@Timmy2423 I think you're missing the point here. "Regenerations" and "reincarnations" are plentiful. The Doctor is only one.

1 week ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title

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@ian_1993 Meaning the eleventh (or so he thought) incarnation. The Moff's point is that there are many different inarnations of the same Doctor, not many different Doctors! 

1 week ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title

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@MatthewHawkinsAll he says is that a Time Lord can regenerate 12 times, giving a total amount of 13 incarnations. Incarnations of the same Time Lord.

If I met my 5-year-old self, I would refer to him as "a younger version of me", but we still both would be the same man.




1 week ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title

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@WhovianAvengerHe says simply "Eleventh", as in "eleventh incarnation". He doesn't say "Eleventh Doctor".

1 week ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title

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@GustaffI understood that, hence I wrote "a least as special mentions". What I wanted to say is that my picks would probably be different, e.g. for 200-2001 I would probablly chose Storm Warning, with The Apocalypse Element listed in special mentions.



1 week ago on Happy Birthday, Big Finish! 15 Picks for 15 Years

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@Doctor What and Where  Spare Parts is included as a special mention...



1 week ago on Happy Birthday, Big Finish! 15 Picks for 15 Years

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It’s always great to read your articles, Gustaff, we need more Big Finish propaganda on this site!



I've listened to over a hundred audios by now (including many CCs, LSs and FDAs), but I still consider myself new to Big Finish, because it looks like I’ve barely scratched the surface of any major arcs yet! 


Of these 15, I’ve only listened to six, all of which I enjoyed. However, I think I would have squeezed Storm WarningSeasons of Fear, Neverland, Zagreus (yes, I loved it, perhaps even more than Light), Scherzo - basically anything with Charley! - also The Apocalypse Element, Omega, Singularity, The Butcher of Brisbane and Prisoners of Fate somewhere, at least as special mentions. And that’s only assuming that we don’t include Companion Chronicles...



1 week ago on Happy Birthday, Big Finish! 15 Picks for 15 Years

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A bit annoyed that they included The Name of the Doctor (can't write italics on mobile) after all, since I already have one copy of it, but looking at the rest of the episodes, TFDR, AAISAT and tons of extras, I can't complain really. Totally buying this!

1 week, 1 day ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray

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But she didn't ask to get ON the TARDIS in the first place!

1 week, 1 day ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences

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The Third Doctor's TARDIS actually changed quite a lot, ranging from the one with large bowl-like roundels (the scanner being one of them) to something like a remake of the First Doctor's TARDIS to that weird one with a blue passageway at the door!

My personal favourite is the TV movie version (spacious but very cosy and mysterious), followed closely by the current one (finally a proper sci-fi design!). Although I have a nostalgic soft spot for the classic roundels: I literally applauded when Ten and Eleven said how they loved "the round thinds"! Although it then felt very awkward because I was the only one in the cinema who did so...

1 week, 2 days ago on How does the TARDIS reflect the Doctor?

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You mean "argued with someone at every opportunity"? :)

1 week, 2 days ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences

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@TheOncomingStormI don't mind the Doctor falling in love, but having the companions' (mostly annoying) family members several times per season tired me a lot.




1 week, 2 days ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences

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@TheOncomingStormSeries 3 wasn't rubbish. Its finale was.

1 week, 2 days ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences

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@supermoff I don't hate myself that much :)

1 week, 2 days ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences

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Ugh, there have been a lot of talk lately about how a companion should die soon and how the show will benefit from doing so, and so on. However, it seems to me that in most cases it's merely a guise for people's dislike of the current companion. I believe that companions dying is neither an indication of the show's "darkness" and "having consequences" nor of its quality. In 33 seasons a full-time companion only died once, and that was when they were doing things like Four to Doomsday and Time-Flight...

1 week, 2 days ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences

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@CaptainGrumpeyOr you can just take a midi file, put into something like Note Block Studio, convert it to a schematic file and insert it into your world in something like MCEdit, which I'm sure is how most of such Minecraft music videos are done.

1 week, 2 days ago on Weird and Wonderful

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@Planet of the Deaf @supermoff  @Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @Antee991166Maybe it's like the Seventh Doctor and Ace, i.e. a bit of both: guiding and teaching her without necessarily taking into account her feelings!




1 week, 2 days ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences

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@Rani Noseindeed. Though Capaldi was wearing a different costume, so I thought it wasn't the finale.

1 week, 2 days ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences

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@JamesStroudI'm pretty sure I saw Jenna in at least one outdoor finale scene.




1 week, 2 days ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences

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@YaelMoise"as if the Cybermen and the Daleks are the Doctor's fault"

Well... In a way they sort of are.




1 week, 2 days ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences

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Sarah, be my pal and tell me... Do I have the right?


1 week, 3 days ago on Weird and Wonderful

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@Temporal_TomatoOh, I've only just arrived. Still dealing with the Kromon

1 week, 4 days ago on Doctor Who’s Biggest Deus Ex Machina

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@Malohkeh'The Doctor again. Or one of his friends. Medicus ex machina.'


'Huh?'

'It's Latin for an interfering old goat, Ace.'

1 week, 4 days ago on Doctor Who’s Biggest Deus Ex Machina

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I think the writers have sort of written themselves into a trap: the sonic got more and more like a magic wand over the years, and now they won't be able to get rid of it. Even if they destroy it, the Doctor can easily get a new one, and he most certainly will, because, after all, the sonic is an extremely useful tool, and as the Third Doctor said, "If you have a tool, it's stupid not to use it". When the Doctor faces a problem next time, as much as we would love to see him using his mind to solve it, it is likely that he will just use the sonic again, because it's much easier for him.

There isn't much you can do about it, except for maybe have the sonic confiscated from the Doctor before he is put into a cell next time, or have the cell being locked by a wooden lock maybe!



1 week, 4 days ago on Doctor Who’s Biggest Deus Ex Machina

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@Adric the GeniusNot a big fan of the Trial theme, but I agree with the rest

1 week, 6 days ago on The Importance of Doctor Who’s Theme Tunes

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Music is an important part of any show, and we're very lucky to have the fantastic Murray Gold writing fantastic music for Doctor Who, but you can't judge a series by its opening theme. I don't like the
SJA opening theme, for example, but the show was great nonetheless!

It's hard to say which version of Doctor Who theme is my favourite, currently it's probably The Light at the End theme, followed by both Matt Smith themes and the 2001 Big Finish one. But I actually love all the versions, except for maybe the 1986 and 2008 ones!


1 week, 6 days ago on The Importance of Doctor Who’s Theme Tunes

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@YaelMoise @bl0ndie98 Ugh, the Utopia trilogy... >_<

2 weeks ago on Are Longer Stories Better? Five Classics

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@PolyphaseThat's disputable. Many people consider it as one long story. I have no idea why though

2 weeks ago on Are Longer Stories Better? Five Classics

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I love long classics, most of my classic favourites are the unusually long serials - Marco PoloThe Daleks' Master PlanThe InvasionThe War GamesThe Ambassadors of DeathInferno - they indeed kept me gripped despite some of the episodes being lost and existing only as reconstructions

That said, I don't believe that the quality of a story has much to do with the number of episodes in it. A modern two-parter can end up being either The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang or The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People - likewise, a standalone episode can turn out to be either Blink or Fear Her. I thoroughly enjoyed Series 7 and its variety of 13 different stories despite the lack of two-parters and I think The Night of the Doctor in 8 minutes did a far greater job than many two-parters do.



2 weeks ago on Are Longer Stories Better? Five Classics

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What? There other publicity photos of costumed Capaldi (apart from that famous one with his arm outstretched in a weird gesture) in existence? And they never told us?!

I like how every title now has its own font, yet the basic design outline is the same as always. Shame they didn't keep the design of the previous trilogy though.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on First 12th Doctor Novels Detailed

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@Planet of the DeafOnly 1:0? How the mighty have fallen

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer

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@TheSplinkMust be the latter. They've always been lazy.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer

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@Seaborn W DeadmanI think that's Jenny, not Clara

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer

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Well, I did manage to watch it after all. Fantastic!

What intrigues me the most is the scene of a dinosaur in London. I wonder if they are revisiting Invasion of the Dinosaurs...


2 weeks, 3 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer

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