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I feel like it could work. If it is well publicized, it would have the potential to increase the fanbase worldwide. You'd have to be very careful with the story. For instance, you don't want a reboot with a new First Doctor, like what happened to Star Trek. That could kill the show. It has to be canon with the TV show, and not try to put a 'new spin' on the main story. That's how we ended up with the ever-annoying half-human line. It would have to be well-written and be good at introducing new people to Who, so it doesn't become a cult gathering. A movie needs to attract new audiences, so it would have to build a complete story rather than referencing past events.


However, as long as it keeps the feel of Doctor Who, isn't too self-referential and sticks to the canon storyline, I think it could be great. I don't see any reason to be against the idea-- it's still more Doctor Who.

23 hours, 35 minutes ago on Why A Doctor Who Movie Is A Good Idea

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Wow, DWTV. You had to do this? Well, I would have voted Missy if she was up against anyone else. But I have to vote Capaldi, this time. Sorry, Missy.

2 days, 21 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #15: Outstanding Debut

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1) Series 8 - My favorite of Moffat's era. Firstly, I loved Capaldi's Doctor. Smith was great, but I always felt he was a bit childish for my taste. Secondly, the tone of the series was great, which I felt was a bit lacking in the rest of Moffat's era except maybe Series 6A. The stories were, for the most part, brilliant. Sure, the series had a few flaws, but the series was still amazing.


2) Series 5 - Trailing close behind is Series 5. Part of why I like Series 5 was it was so refreshing. The visuals were stunning and the music was amazing. The tone was quite good for a series, as it made a good contrast to Series 4/2009 specials. Also, the arc was really nicely written. Eleven established himself solidly and was written consistently, which I feel was slightly lacking in early Series 8. 


3) Series 6 - It started out so good. The silence were amazing, the opener was stunning, and everything looks like it would turn out brilliant. And then, it didn't. The tone of the first half of the series was a great direction to go, and then it turned around in 6B and became a goofy comedy full of illogical plot twists and ridiculous jargon, leaving the otherwise brilliant plot in ruins. When people say "never apply logic to Who," it seems this is what they meant. In sum, it started very strong and ended weak. Also, the majority of filler episodes weren't so good.


4) Series 7 - I guess a lot of people complained about too much arc in Series 6, so Series 7 didn't really go anywhere. It had some good moments, but it was largely forgettable for me. In Series 7A, a lot of interesting ideas were explored, but the ones that could've been amazing were paired with huge flaws. It also felt like the Ponds overstayed their welcome. Series 7B did better in the arc respect, but it still had flaws. Clara was badly written and inconsistent. The Doctor didn't have his usual charm, and the whole thing seemed a bit sloppy. I don't know if Moffat spent all his time making the 50th or Sherlock or what, but it just didn't have the quality of other seasons. It had some good episodes, but nothing in my top 10.

3 days, 20 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #14: Moffat Series

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@SirTrey While I thought the finale was quite good, think it does start to be rushed towards the end. It started strong but the second part got a bit cluttered and seemed to have trouble developing solid, clear ideas. It left you a bit confused which distracted from the story a bit. While I thought the story was really good, it wasn't told very well.

4 days, 21 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #13: TV Story

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From a storytelling perspective, I think I'll go with Listen. It's quite unique, and I thought the flow was unconventional but really worked. Following close behind are both of Mathieson's episodes and Last Christmas.

4 days, 21 hours ago on Best of 2014 Awards #13: TV Story

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It's hard, because there were so many good ones this year! Mummy, Listen, Flatline, Kill the Moon and Dark Water were all brilliant, in my opinion, but I think it comes down to Listen and Mummy, for me. Story of my life...

As much as I love Listen, Capaldi's acting and all, I guess I'll have to go with Mummy. Mostly because the fish CGI in Listen was so bad.

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

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If it's cannon with the TV show, I don't see why not. We could get a start of the Time War movie. Satisfy the McGann fans, maybe see Rassilon's rise to power. RTD could use his precious Daleks, maybe even bring back Davros. What could possibly go wrong?

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

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Well, RTD invented the time war. How about a 8th doctor, beginning of the war movie? That could work well.

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

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Now that I think about it, his stories do have very interesting qualities. I enjoy his episodes for all the things you mentioned. I do like how he explores the characters, so it will be interesting to see his take on Twelve. In fact, it might have served Series 8 better if he had written an early episode instead of Gatiss. 

However, I've found his actual plots a bit uninteresting. I wasn't the biggest fan of A Town Called Mercy, mostly because the setting was rather uninteresting for me. Vampires of Venice had some great character moments, but the story wasn't particularly thrilling. The God Complex had a lot of interesting concepts, but I found the monster to be a bit dull in the end. Therefore, I'm not ecstatic at his return, especially since a two-parter needs a really interesting story to succeed, but it will be good to see what he comes up with.

1 week, 4 days ago on 5 Reasons To Rejoice At Toby Whithouse’s Return

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This is hard... Flatline had great effects with the Boneless and the flattening. Into the Dalek had a bunch of stunning scenes, such as the pre-credits sequence and the Doctor going into the Dalek's mind. Kill the Moon had a lot of stunning scenes as well... This season had such good effects, it's hard to choose!

1 week, 5 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #8: Visual Effects

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Well that's rather exciting! I wonder, by 'whole team' do they mean the stories will be set during seasons 1 and 2? Or is it the Jack/Gwen/Rex team? Either way, I'd be happy for more Torchwood.

1 week, 5 days ago on Barrowman Reveals New Torchwood Plans

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I'm glad for new 2-parters, as long as it's a good story! I like most of Whithouse's work, though it's not my favorite. Hopefully he can pull together something interesting.

1 week, 5 days ago on Toby Whithouse Two-parter Confirmed for Series 9

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I am guessing that the Mirror was wrong. Perhaps that was the plan at some point, but it's kind of silly to do only half a series when there is no split.

Though if she was killed by the series big bad half way through, and the rest of the arc fit around it, that could be interesting. Capaldi could fly solo for the rest of the series, like the 2009 specials. But I think it's silly for her just to leave midseason and try introduce a new companion in limited time.

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

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@the Ultimate Notsosmartguy Wasn't that basically Gus? Not to mention Seb. And the Skovox had AI as well.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on 9 Predictions for Doctor Who Series 9…

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I have to go for Missy. She was just brilliant. Gus is probably my second choice, but I wouldn't say I preferred him to Missy. I would like to see him back, though. After that would be the Half-face man, followed by Delphox (She wasn't utilized that well) and the Sheriff (He was way too cliché for my taste). As for Seb, can we even consider him a villain?

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #5: Best Villain

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Nicely written article, but it still doesn't cover a lot of problems. 

1) The moon could not grow in mass. The Doctor realizes the moon is an egg because it had "variable mass." Eggs do not gain mass. The creature growing inside absorbs nutrients already inside the egg in order to grow. No mass is added to the egg. Suppose a guy eats too much pie and gets fat. The mass did not appear out of nowhere, it came from the food he ate. There is not suddenly more mass in the universe. Sorry, Mr. Harness, but your grasp of biology troubles me. 

I've heard people suggest that the moon is bigger on the inside, which in Doctor Who is apparently some sort of cop-out, but the classic series clearly states that things bigger on the inside are trans-dimensional engineering-- not a natural occurrence.

2) This was something small that really bugged me more than it should have, but when Courtney grabbed the spray bottle and sprayed the germ on the surface of the moon, that shouldn't have worked. First of all, she had the bottle in a backpack, where it would have frozen. But say the bottle was really well insulated. In that case, the spray would have frozen as soon as it left the bottle, not sprayed as it does on earth. Besides, a spray bottle like that would have exploded as soon as she pulled it out because of the air pressure inside and lack thereof on the surface of the moon.

3) Then there's the eggshell randomly disintegrating. I guess you could claim that all the mass was converted to energy or something like that, but the question is why? A real organism wouldn't evolve that way. You can say that animals don't destroy their nests all you want, but that's not even a scientific fact. Just look at the insects that lay their eggs inside people and then eat their flesh from the inside out. Sorry, that was morbid, but it's true. Sorry Peter, but that plot point was pretty weak.

And of course, you didn't have good answers for Courtney randomly floating away. It's scientifically impossible for all the mass to be canceled out like that. You are pulled to the center of mass of an object. No matter how the creature moves, the center of mass will still exist, and it cannot be missing in one spot in a room unless there's another force counteracting it. And there wasn't in this case. 

Your explanation of the egg using faster than light particles is interesting, to say the least. I still have questions about it, though. First of all, as far as we know, FTL travel isn't possible in the Doctor Who universe, in a literally-going-faster-than-light way. Like Star Trek, this travel only seems to be possible by bending space, using warp drive/time vortex. But I'll wave that point for now.

Second, I'm not sure how you derived that equation. Do you have the source for that derivation? I'd be interested to see how people came up with it. The problem here is that the if the energy was not imaginary, it would create imaginary mass. You state that it would "become real mass once the creature had left the earth's gravitational pull," but this wouldn't happen spontaneously. You can't just create something out of nothing. 

Finally, your explanation doesn't exactly tie together well. The tachyon thing doesn't really connect with your theory very well. Why include the imaginary mass stuff? Why can't you just convert energy to mass normally? It almost seems like you were throwing overcomplicated theoretical concepts in to make people think it is scientifically plausible, but it doesn't actually explain the problems in a scientific way.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Kill the Moon

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@Malohkeh @DawnTime Ah yes, the umbrella had a sublime performance. However, I have to give my vote for the delightful cigarette case full of jelly babies. It's portrayal of a cigarette case full of jelly babies was so believable. I felt that it captured the essence of the intriguing character and reflected the emotion of a cigarette case full of jelly babies in a way that no other cigarette case full of jelly babies ever could. Truly a spectacular performance.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #4: Female Guest Actor

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Could be interesting, but I'm not sure how well bringing back old masters would go with the narrative. Especially since Ainley and Delgado would be left out for obvious reasons. It would fun to see, of course. I bet Missy would boss them all around like she was queen.


Ooh, could we get Gordon Tipple to come stand around with a salad bowl on his head? This needs to happen now!

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Why A Multi-Master Story Needs to Happen

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@The12thNothing Teenage actor? He's in his mid twenties...

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #3: Male Guest Actor

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@ahunter8056 And I think Sarah Lancashire is Ms. Foster from Partners in Crime.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Doctor Who Battles Sherlock in National Television Awards

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@Beasts_a_Snarling - THE KANDYMAN'S APPRENTICE True, we weren't likely to see them again. This is a real-world reason to do the farewell tour, not connected to the in-universe motives, and probably the biggest reason they included the scene. It wasn't just Ten's exit, it was the end of RTD's era. RTD probably knew that Moffat would never bring back the characters he developed, so he tried to do a wrap-up scene. I wouldn't call it stroking his ego, it was just a scene to literally say goodbye to the companions.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Why I Hate the Tenth Doctor’s Regeneration

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"This is why I do not look back at Ten’s reaction to Wilf being his “reward” with contempt because of what he went through leading up to that moment. I look at that moment as the Doctor at his worst: selfish."

I disagree with this part. Here's a clip of the scene: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R8MFD8dszI  As you can see, he's not angry at Wilf. He's angry at the universe that he has to give up what he has and loves. While he is angry and sees it as unjust, it is not selfish. You can tell that he does not for a moment consider not saving Wilf. Saving people is what he does. This isn't selfishness. He throws a small tantrum because it's not fair. And it isn't. But he isn't putting himself above anyone else; he always fully intends to save Wilf.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Why We Shouldn’t Hate The Tenth Doctor’s Regeneration

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Aw, there are a lot of good actors this year. I want to vote for most of them. But come on... Missy... How can I not vote for her?

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Best of 2014 #2: Recurring Actor

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Yeah, I basically agree. Some callbacks to Series 1 might be fun, but a celebration would just be kinda weird. Too bad about RTD not writing though. I would like another Midnight.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Russell T Davies on New Who’s 10th Anniversary

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I feel like the farewell tour was more of a last good deed in his body. He saved Luke, he saved Martha and Mickey, he helped Jack recover from the events of Children of Earth, he helped Donna succeed in her new life, and he finished by visiting Rose, who his incarnation loved. He knew that next incarnation likely wouldn't have the same feelings. Now from a standpoint based strictly on the flow of the episode, I thought that scene was too long and they could have cut out a great deal of it and moved on with the story. I felt like all of it but Donna and Rose's scene didn't add anything to the episode. But I don't disagree with the concept.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Why I Hate the Tenth Doctor’s Regeneration

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@YaelMoise Yes and no. First of all, regeneration is not death. But Ten did not say it was. He said it felt like dying, because your personality is gone and the new incarnation acts differently. He still has the same memories, which make him act the same way in certain situations, but his likes and dislikes, his feelings towards people, and all his personality traits vary based on the incarnation.


When Hartnell regenerated, the Doctor was still the Doctor. But he was no longer the grumpy old man he was. He changed. Throughout every regeneration, his personality changes. You can see that in the way they dress, their taste in TARDIS console, and even the companions they bring along. Twelve said that the big scarf looked stupid. Hartnell wouldn't have gotten into a relationship with Rose. Insert obligatory 6th doctor coat joke here. Ten knew that he would never experience the same feelings again. That's why he went on his 'farewell tour;' that's why he didn't want to go. He liked what he had. 

When he regenerated, he still had the same memories. He still had the same job, he still acted based on previous experience, just as every doctor before him. These are the qualities that make him the same man as before. But at the same time, Eleven had completely different interests. He didn't care about his last incarnation. No, The Doctor did not die, but the unique qualities had as his tenth incarnation are forever lost. A new man went sauntering away, who while he had his memories and life, had completely different emotions and peronality.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Why I Hate the Tenth Doctor’s Regeneration

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@YaelMoise @Oodkind Yes, that is true, but people change gradually. If you had way too much time on your hands and plotted out every single thing that ever happened with your life and who you were at every point, you could trace your character development and realize what brought you to that person you are today. You only change because of adaptation to your surroundings.However, if you regenerate, you literally change in an instant. You don't grow to like things or slowly drift away from things you currently are interested in. You are suddenly a different person. If you look at the Smith-Capaldi regeneration, this is very obvious. One moment The Doctor was a wise, quirky, young man with a love of odd clothing, and the next moment it was a grumpier old man who acts much more grown up and is embarrassed by the bow tie. He became a completely different person. This is a sudden, overnight change, not a gradual adaptation to current circumstances.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Why I Hate the Tenth Doctor’s Regeneration

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Good article, but I disagree completely. I understand that some people have a problem with the idea that regeneration is like dying, but I think it was effective.

Suppose you knew that tomorrow, you would be a different person. You'd remember your past life, but you'd have a new personality, new likes and dislikes, new feelings for everyone you currently know. And this new person would not care about the current you, and maybe even dislike the way you currently are. Is it so hard to imagine that you would not want to change? You have to consider what Ten was going through-- he was becoming quite selfish at the end. He thought he was the best he'd ever been. Six thought the same; it's not a new concept. And then it would all be taken from him. He didn't know what his next regeneration would bring. He only knew it would be different, and he would not experience the feelings he had at that moment. I think his reaction, given his character development was quite valid.

As for the scenes you mentioned, I think they were quite effective. First of all, the scene when Wilf was in the machine was very effective. He knew he would save Wilf. That wasn't the question, and will all due respect to Moffat, I think you two are missing the point of the scene.He had just saved the universe, again, and what did it give him in return? He had to give up everything he had and become a completely different person. As Ten said, it's not fair.

As for "I don't want to go," I again think your complaints are misguided. It wasn't that he was going anywhere. But his personality would be dead, and he knew that in a few moments, he wouldn't care. Ten knew that he would basically be forgotten, and he didn't want that. 

The article was nicely written, but I think the regeneration scene was very effective, and not at all a retcon. In fact, I found it to be a brilliant take on regeneration, which after 9 previous occurrences needed a new idea.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Why I Hate the Tenth Doctor’s Regeneration

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Happy new year, everyone! Still a few hours to go for me... So how's 2015 going? Does it live up to the hype?

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Happy New Year 2015!

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Hmm, I don't adore either one. A Christmas Carol was too festive for me, and the rehash of classic stories made it seem distinctly un-Who, if that makes any sense. I've always felt it's one of the most overrated stories of all time. I don't hate it, but it's just not the brilliant episode people make it out to be. The End of Time was hilariously over the top, though. It's hard to say it was good. I didn't particularly like what they did with The Master. But the Time War perspective was interesting, and it was a good ending for Tennant.


Besides, A Christmas Carol always wins. So I'll vote for TEOT.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs A Christmas Carol (Final)

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I liked series 8 a lot. Perhaps some stories weren't the strongest, but I think the tone was good overall. I hope they keep the darker tone in Series 9, similar to Last Christmas. Perhaps not as dark as the finale, but a darker tone with consequences should stay.

However, a new series has to have a different feel from the last one. For one, I think the series has to be more space-bound. I'm thinking more of a 4th Doctor-era type of story. Series 8 was predominately set on Earth, while exploring Clara's home life, so Series 9 should be the opposite.


I wouldn't mind a good classic monster story or recurring characters, but I think it's better that we have new characters and monsters. The show has to look to the future rather than rehashing old stories. (I would like a good Sontaran story, but I feel like it won't happen. Moffat seems to prefer them as a comic relief monster.)  So I would like the big villain to be something new, rather than Daleks/Cyberman/The Master. Maybe we could do another big scary villain like The Silence?


This may contradict my previous point, but if there's one thing I would like revisited it's the Shakri. I think Chibnall should come back and write that year of cubes from Clara's perspective. 12 could take on the Shakri, giving us the second part that we never got, and leave the ship on autopilot for Eleven, explaining why the whole thing was solved with a flip of a sonic in The Power of Three.


And finally, I would like a stronger arc in Series 9. I know that last year I said the opposite, but since Series 8's arc was small, I think a more cohesive story would be fun. Perhaps not as much so as Series 6, but an arc that moves forward would be good.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on 7 Things I’d Like to See in Series 9

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Hmmmm. In my opinion, both are "meh." A Christmas Carol was kinda boring and overly fantastical for my taste. Time of the Doctor had a brilliant regeneration scene, but the rest of the episode left me feeling really underwhelmed and disappointed.

4 weeks ago on Festive Face-Off: The Time of the Doctor vs A Christmas Carol

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I wasn't a big fan of A Christmas Carol. It didn't feel like true Doctor Who to me-- it was more magical Disney stuff than scifi. I don't dislike it, but I feel indifferent towards it. Last Christmas wasn't perfect, but I liked the story a lot better. 

ACC: 6/10. LC: 8/10. Last Christmas wins.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Festive Face-Off: Last Christmas vs A Christmas Carol

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@darrynlee1 True, they're not bad scores. The weird thing is, every episode has been between 82 and 85. Most series have a larger spread. And the relative rankings don't make sense either. Was In the Forest of the Night really better received than Listen? Not according to any poll I've ever seen.

1 month ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) UK Ratings Accumulator

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Other christmas list: Gallifrey?

1 month ago on Last Christmas – Hints & Teasers (Set #3)

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Can't say I agree with the order, but good picks. Personally, I would rate Listen a bit higher, and your top two near the bottom. The Crack speech bothered me, because she literally just asked nicely and the Time Lords decided to give him more regenerations. If they were that willing, why didn't they do it before? They didn't think of it? It just wasn't convincing enough for me. And then the leaf-- I won't even get on about that. Other than that, great list!

1 month ago on Top 10 Clara Oswald Moments… (So Far?)

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@Uygar77 @ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. I was thinking the same thing. Either that, or she dies. Actually, the latter is more likely.

1 month ago on Last Christmas – Hints & Teasers (Set #2)

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In this episode, “the TARDIS isn’t a phone box.” “It’s a ********* *****.” I'm guessing it's "Telephone booth?" 

And maybe Rudolf and the TARDIS both lock like a car? Or they both fly? 

1 month ago on Last Christmas – Hints & Teasers (Set #2)

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Missy was very well done, but I don't think her appearance proves that a female Doctor is a good idea. The Master and the Doctor are very different characters. The Master is much less complex. He/she is defined by the "crazy" characteristics, especially in New Who. As long as the Master is crazy, he/she is still the Master. The Doctor, on the other hand, has many more defining traits. Many of these traits do not suit females like they do males, just because of the way humans are raised. I think that very few females could pull this off convincingly.


That being said, I'm not completely closed to a female doctor. It could work. That doesn't mean, however, that the Doctor has to be female at some point. If they find a great actress to play the role, then wonderful. But they should never decide to make the Doctor female just because the fans have warmed up to the idea.

1 month ago on Female Doctor Poll Results & A Case For

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@jamesanash101, Agent of the C.O.M.P.A.N.I.O.N.S I don't see a reason for the Master to continue to be female. Charles Dance would still make a great one.

1 month ago on Female Doctor Poll Results & A Case For

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My problem with ITFOTN wasn't the science. That was Kill the Moon's problem. My problem with this episode was the undeveloped characters and badly written plot. The overnight forest was an interesting idea, but it was not well executed.

1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms

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I recently rewatched VotD, and I was surprised at how 'not bad' it was. It was still not amazing, or my favorite by any means, but it had a lot of good elements. Sure, there were downsides. The Titanic itself was quite silly. People complain about "Doctor Jesus" in Last of the Time Lords, but Voyage had the Doctor being lifted up by angels-- that was just weird. But it did have a lot of redeeming qualities.

I haven't ever rewatched The Next Doctor. Mostly because I really didn't like it the first time. The concept with Jackson Lake was good, but between the giant cyberman and the cybergorillas and the resolution and everything, it is one of my least favorite Christmas specials. 

Therefore, I have to go with Voyage on this one. Uh oh, is Tomorrow The End of Time vs. A Christmas Carol? There will be blood...

1 month, 1 week ago on Festive Face-Off: Voyage of the Damned vs The Next Doctor

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I guess I have to go with The Christmas Invasion. It's close, though. The Christmas Invasion was really fun. I think it could have been better, particularly if there had been less sleeping, but I think the story itself is better quality than the Runaway Bride. And the Tyler family is always fun.

I really like The Runaway Bride. Donna and Ten had great chemistry. The story was a lot of fun. Tennant's acting was on point. I liked how the loss of Rose was dealt with. I felt like the scene where he floods out the spider babies really showed off his Doctor for who he is for the first time. But looking back on that sentence was my problem with it-- spider people. The Racnoss were the letdown of the episode. While they could have been made creepy and menacing, they came off as cheesy and laughable. It's still a great watch, but I just can't say it was stunning for that reason.

1 month, 1 week ago on Festive Face-Off: The Christmas Invasion vs The Runaway Bride

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@Planet of the Deaf If they mentioned the name at the end of the Christmas special, does that mean the special ends with a cliffhanger? "To be continued in The Magician's Apprentice."

1 month, 1 week ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed

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Well, assuming the Doctor is "the magician," as mentioned in Time Heist, maybe this is indicating a new companion? 'Apprentice' suggests that it is a younger person-- probably younger than Clara. 

On the other hand, it could be a reference to Clara. I suppose you could label her the Doctor's apprentice. Maybe it sets up her arc for Series 9. A bit less interesting, but a bit more likely.

On the other hand (yes, I have 3 hands), is could be totally unrelated to the Doctor. Maybe a "black magic"-themed episode, more along the lines of The Shakespeare Code? Maybe the title is a reference to The Sorcerer's Apprentice or something like that.

1 month, 1 week ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed

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I can't say I'm a huge fan of companions from the past. I've found that the lack of knowledge of the present day, though sometimes interesting, can get quite tiring. It also puts a burden on writers to be historically accurate, and can take away from the episode because the companion needs something obvious to us explained to them. Victorian era or later is usually okay, but I prefer modern day or future. Of course, that's just my personal preference and I'm sure I would like a companion from the past, should it be created.

As a younger viewer, I do like the student idea. Courtney was a bit young for my taste, especially as I've found that many writers seem to find it incredibly difficult to write for her age, but another Ace would be great: a smart high school or college student. In fact, if they were to do a new male companion, this would be a good route to take. It would keep him from overshadowing the Doctor, giving more of an professor-student relationship instead of a rival.

My first reaction when you mentioned an alien companion was "ugh." I then realized this was mainly because it featured a picture of a sontaran. If there is an alien companion, it has to be someone with a complex background. It shouldn't be someone created just to be an alien, it should be a very complex person with a complete backstory and his/her own set of morals. Turlough is a good example of this. Astrid came close to this, but of course, she died. Someone like this would be quite interesting. To be honest, though, I don't think this is quite the time for an alien companion. For one, I'm not sure Moffat is quite up to the job of creating that. I've noticed that he has always had trouble creating a character who acts according to her back-story. Also, he would have to edit every other writer's script to build on this character, and it would be quite a task to keep the character on a consistent path. Secondly, Twelve is already very alien himself. I think that another alien wouldn't really have good chemistry with him, at least at this point in his tenure. Notice that the majority of alien companions were with Five, who was probably one of the most human Doctors. I don't think this is the time for an alien companion, but it would be interesting to see in the future.

1 month, 1 week ago on 4 Different Types of Companions Doctor Who Should Consider

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Oh, you've redecorated. I don't like it. 

Actually, it is pretty good. The one thing I don't like is the home page. The banner and top stories are too big, so I have to scroll to see the newest articles. Other than that, it looks nice, and is definitely a lot smoother!

1 month, 1 week ago on Site Update: Christmas 2014

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