Oodkind the Infinitely Prolonged
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@Diana1992 is anticipated for Dark Water How did you get that from "XXII XV XII III I XIV XV IV I XXV?" People already solved it using a number-to-letter system (A=1, B=2, etc.), and it comes out as "Volcano Day." What did you use to cipher it?
3 hours, 57 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)
To further the Valeyard theory, here is a potential story:
When Eleven entered his timestream, Missy was created. She went back in time. She gave Clara the Doctor's number, and caused Clara to create her. Missy then followed the Doctor to Trenzalore, and when he regenerated, she collected the excess energy. She got pulled through the crack onto Gallifrey. For some reason, she used the Matrix to create "heaven," thus starting the events of Series 8. Perhaps at the end of Death in Heaven, the Doctor defeats her by draining her regeneration energy, causing her to use what she collected to regenerate into the man we know as the Valeyard. He now hates the Doctor, and devises a plan to travel back in Gallifrey's timestream, becomes a lawyer, and steals the Doctor's regenerations when he was young and vulnerable, thus leading to The Trial of a Time Lord.
I know that's probably wrong, but it makes for an interesting theory.
3 hours, 59 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)
At the end of Deep Breath, Missy says that the doctor is not mean to her. I would say that be her definition of "mean," he is quite mean to the Master. The popular theory that seems to fit best is that she is the Valeyard before Trial of a Time Lord. Perhaps this is why he hates the Doctor so much? Something happens at the end of DiH? Or perhaps, the line in Time Heist about hating yourself was foreshadowing him?
4 hours, 9 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)
@EllenIrwin17 It was manufactured on Earth (It was a popular toy in the 90s), and owned by Danny's orphanage. It was an heirloom in Danny's family, then Orson gave it to Clara. Clara gave it to a young Doctor.
It was not the Doctor's first, and later Danny's. It was Danny's first, and later the Doctor's. Why do so many people have trouble grasping this?
12 hours, 29 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)
Matrix... Perhaps that's what "heaven" is? The dead live on inside the Matrix? Why didn't anyone think of that before? All the talk of it being the Rani's TARDIS, and we missed that explanation.
13 hours, 37 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)
@supermoff is now supermissy. @The Finn @Amy is uniting the Earth Kingdom! If Missy is the Master/Rani/any other time lord, it would be a good time to mention it. I agree, it shouldn't be resolved for some time.
13 hours, 39 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)
@TheTimeTraveller is the 12th Doctor
Referring to this?
13 hours, 41 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)
This is a bit harsh, even for MWTV! I think I can narrow it down to Gaiman and Mathieson... Most of the others are really good, but they also have problems that brought down the episode, for me. Now TWD or Mummy... Hmmmm....
1 day, 11 hours ago on Face-Off: New Writer Debuts
I don't think she is the Rani. I could be wrong, but she doesn't seem Rani to me. The Rani is a scientist, and wouldn't call the Doctor "her boyfriend." It's not her motive. Yes, regeneration changes a lot, but it's not in character.
She sounds more like the Master, from the convoluted plan to turn the dead against Earth, to making an alliance with the Cybermen. The boyfriend line is a bit weird, but he was good friends with the Doctor. It's a better fit than the Rani.
A version of Clara? She doesn't seem like Clara at all to me. I just can't see it. Besides, Missy referred to the the Doctor's accent as "new." This implies she is in temporal sync with the Doctor. If she was Clara, she would have seen him before and wouldn't have made that comment.
River seems the closest persona to Missy, but that is probably just be Moffat's writing. His strong females often seem similar. The problem with this theory is that Missy doesn't fit into River's timeline. Besides, I have a hard time believing that Moffat would turn his favorite character evil and negate any more potential for the proper River to come back.
2 days, 9 hours ago on Dark Water Advance Preview
@Clara Bosswald loves Black Panther&Captain Marvel I have to say I like them all, except possibly Wedding of River Song. I found it a bit disappointing. Journey's End had the Metaten/Rose thing, which I didn't appreciate, but I liked the Dalek portion of it. The conclusion of LOTTL was a bit lame, but the rest of the 3-parter was so brilliant I can forgive that.
2 days, 11 hours ago on Dark Water Advance Preview
First an iPad, now an iPhone... That's it! Missy is Steve Jobs!
3 days, 11 hours ago on Dark Water Clip
@The Lazy Cat Will Not Turn to the Missy Side! @TardisBoy Forget "The Master Race," there is only... the Missy race!
3 days, 13 hours ago on Dark Water TV Trailer Breakdown
Is Missy marketing the Cybermen to the world? Introduce them as cool mascots and then they take over?
4 days, 9 hours ago on Dark Water Promo Pics
To me, it seems Clara's timeline has been rewritten, not a sleeper agent or a clone of Missy.
Perhaps Missy used her to get close to the Doctor, and now that Clara has the Doctor's trust she rewrote
Clara's timeline to turn her against him. The beginning shot shows Clara's
timeline in ruins, not the Doctor's.
5 days, 7 hours ago on Series 8 Finale Trailer Breakdown
@Xaven @Antee991166 Sarah Jane was posses ed by Eldrad in Hand of Fear. Rose was possessed by Cassandra. Martha was a sontaran clone. I'm sure there are other similar occurrences. But yeah, that isn't quite a companion turning evil.
6 days, 11 hours ago on Next Time: Dark Water
WHAT?!?! If Moffat pulls this one off in a believable way, this could be the best finale ever.
I feel like Flatline had some wonderful moments, but it just wasn't as engaging. The guest characters were not as interesting. Rigsy was cool, but I liked Perkins more. The rest of the Flatline cast just couldn't compare to the interesting characters in Mummy. And while the 2D monsters were a fascinating concept, about halfway in they became 3D and it turned into a bit of a generic chase story. Flatline was a good episode; I agree with DWTV-- 8/10. However, Mummy has something special about it. For me, it's an easy win for Mummy on the Orient Express.
1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline
Interesting take on the issue. It's always good to hear an argument rather than the typical one-liners, and it's interesting to see someone's take on why the "problem" is big now, when there hasn't been a great deal more companion-centered moments than in previous seasons. I think that a lot of it comes down to how people interpret events. You may see Clara as creating the Doctor in Listen, someone else may just see her comforting him with little lasting effects.
I'm still not sure how I feel about her great involvement in the Doctor's life, but I think if the finale establishes that Missy created Clara to be greatly involved, it will make more sense. Right now, I feel like all Clara's intrusions into his pivotal moments are overused tropes. If Moffat connects them, as after Flatline's Missy cameo it seems as they will, I won't complain.
1 week, 3 days ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”
I like the look of the TARDIS in the forest. It's very Classic Who. The
concept of the episode sounds interesting. I'm excited to see more of
Danny. However, I feel like this episode is more child-oriented, so I'm
not expecting a brilliant story like the last few episodes. Probably
just a lovely adventure, more along the lines of Robot of Sherwood.
Hopefully, without the cringes.
1 week, 4 days ago on In the Forest of the Night Promo Pics
I have faith that this episode will portray children well. Isn't Boyce a
children's writer? He should be able to write them well. The problem
with children usually isn't the acting, it is the writing. Sure, Angie
and Artie were not the best actors, but the writing is what did it over
the top. Courtney was brilliantly portrayed, but some of the scenes
didn't feel very realistic. Really, the only exception was Chloe Weber.
Amelia Pond was great. Rupert Pink was good too. As was the Queen of Years. The kids in the Empty Child were good, the kids in Wardrobe weren't bad (It was the mother who was a bad actor.) It's all in the writing. It's not the kids who mess it up, it's the adults who don't
1 week, 4 days ago on Next Time: In the Forest of the Night
Or restoring things to life! The trees could be an ancient forest, brought back.
I thought I had adjusted totally to Capaldi's accent, but in this episode, I swear that I heard him say, "I name you: the Boners!" That was a disturbing moment...
1 week, 5 days ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
I've been trying to justify the ending for a whole day now, and I think I've got a good idea. The Doctor said earlier in the episode that he devised a way to send the Boneless back to their own dimension. With the TARDIS restored, he linked the TARDIS and the Screwdriver together, with himself sort of like a telepathic wire. He then sent a signal from the TARDIS through the screwdriver, sending the creatures back to their own dimension. He didn't just use a special app, he actually used the TARDIS. The Sonic was just a method to send that signal.
1 week, 5 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline
@Shalroth @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen Well, Moffat has done the same. The Big Bang: Boom, everything is happy. Nothing bad actually happened. Time of the Doctor? Oh, yeah, that whole Trenzalore story never happened. And it's not just Moffat and RTD. Thompson used it in Journey. Chibnall in Power of Three. Kill the Moon was a bit like that as well. Endings seem to be hard to get right.
1 week, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
I'm really looking forward to getting to see Danny more. I feel like so far, he hasn't lived up to his full potential, so I can't wait to see more of him. The content of the episode doesn't look bad, either!
1 week, 6 days ago on Next Time: In the Forest of the Night
@Silence63 It's32 + 21, NOT 34 + 22.
1 week, 6 days ago on Flatline – 12 Hints & Teasers
There are complaints that Clara is too important in the Doctor's life, but I think that most of the "Clara Who" complaints stem from the fact that the Doctor hasn't been portrayed in the best light. Clara is always opposing him, so she's perceived as the other side. When the Doctor is portrayed as unintelligent or wrong, it's a win for Clara. And that has happened often in this series.
2 weeks ago on ‘Doctor Who’ or ‘Clara Who?’
"Please don't do that; that's just wrong."
How is that "wrong?" Am I missing something here?
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Flatline Clip
@Ivegotkidneys in 3.14159265358979D @Oodkind, now in 2D! Yay! :D
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Piper Praises Capaldi, Unsure on Another Return
@Lord Styro the Drashig Well, we have Bigfoot where I live, so maybe I could get a 'return of the yeti' episode set here? It will never happen...
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Flatline Advance Review
So it's Clara's turn to be the Doctor. I really hope she comes to realize how hard it is. One problem I've had with her this series is her complete lack of respect for him. I hope that's turned around in this episode.
The resolution comes easy again? Well, I'm starting to expect it by now. I've found that many writers really struggle with that, including fantastic writers like RTD, so it must be a hard thing to do correctly.
"I see what you see."
I really hope that doesn't lead to a slew of bathroom jokes... Looks like a great episode, though!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Flatline Clip
@Ivegotkidneys in 3.415265358979D
Ah, yes, Big Finish would be a good place for her. By the way, is there a reason π is missing two digits in your username? It's 3.141592...
I can't say I was a big fan of Rose's return in Series 4. While tit made some good moments, her ending really cheapened Doomsday. In hindsight, it would have been better for her not to return. The only time in which I would like her to return to TV is if Eccleston came back. Maybe explore one of those events Mickey heard so much about? If Tennant returned, I would prefer to see Martha or Donna again over Rose.
I liked the episode a lot, though I did notice that it got a bit choppy. In particular, when the Doctor was investigating the mummy, it would switch between that and Clara's talk with the woman whose mother died. It felt a bit awkward to me.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on 2nd Opinion: Mummy on the Orient Express
I partially agree with this list; some really good songs there. A lot of them are forgettable. I wouldn't have rated Abigail's song so high-- she has a nice voice, but the song itself is a bit dull in my opinion. However, the Long Song, Songs of Captivity and Freedom, and Song for Ten are all great.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Who Tunes: Ranking the Lyrical Songs of Doctor Who
@ Notsosmartguy likes watching "Clara Who" @RUAZ
Human given soup: This soup needs salt. *Chef dumps ten pounds of salt into the bowl* "URGH this is too salty." What hypocrites, right?
I feel like Moffat likes to do this: he goes overboard with the fans'
requests. Too much arc in Series 6? Fine, Series 7 will not even have
two-parters. And as a result, every episode seemed rushed and squeezed
into its 45-minute slot. Clara didn't get enough development? We'll make
her the focus of the series.
Clara needed character development, and she got it. Fantastic. However, after many episodes this series focused on her and portrayed the Doctor as unintelligent, or even evil, I found it a breath of fresh air when Mummy made him the protagonist again.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Flatline Promo Pics
@sontaran17 @Warisfiller Well, Deep Breath was not equal. It was really mostly Clara. When the Doctor and Clara were separated, we always followed Clara and the Paternosters, except the one Tramp scene.
Into the Dalek was pretty equal: it showed them as a team. Robot of Sherwood was also fairly equal.
While Listen had a lot of stuff on the Doctor's paranoia, Clara was portrayed as the smart one, making her the protagonist. Time Heist was mostly the Doctor, I agree.
The Caretaker was "Completely Overly Clara Focus," using your terms. I felt like the Doctor was played up as the villain, in fact. It was obviously written to put you on Clara's side.
Kill the Moon was a bit more Clara, though it was more equal. In the plot, it worked well in my opinion.
MOTOE was mostly Doctor. And this was also the first episode were I found Capaldi very appealing. It gives of 4th Doctor-era vibes in that the focus is the Doctor. I feel like we haven't had such an episode in a long time, and it was a welcome change.
I don't think the Doctor has become redundant. As we saw with Mummy, he's brilliant when he is the main character. However, I am starting to get tired of the focus on Clara. I don't think the problem is having exposure per say, I think the problem is that she's not a nice person. She's abusive, overly emotional, and egotistical. It makes for a good character, but as a protagonist it gets irritating after a while.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Next Time: Flatline
As much as I wouldn't want to kill the creature, I think I would have to vote lights-off. Look at it this way: it's not each person's future versus one life. It's every life form on earth versus one single creature. It was presented as genocide or self-sacrifice, but it's actually one genocide versus 8.7 million genocides; every species on Earth would become extinct. How is one innocent space dragon, possibly not even sentient, worth more than trillions of innocent unborn children and animals on Earth? As the Doctor said just one episode later, sometimes there are no good choices, but you still need to make a choice.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Kill the Moon: Who Was Right? Thoughts & Your Vote
What if Danny dies, goes to the Nethersphere, and Clara kills herself to join him?
2 weeks, 4 days ago on DWM #479: Heaven or Hell?
@DrKnockers05 Well, from the way the series arc is progressing it seems Missy will also be involved in the finale, so if she is portrayed as an enemy, the Cybermen won't be the only ones. However, I suppose she could turn out to be on the Doctor's side, in which case the Cybermen may be the main focus.
@Polyphase I think their voices are fine, as long as they still seem to have a scrap of humanity left. One of my favorite scenes of Series 2 is the Cyberman telling the Doctor about her wedding in Age of Steel. It showed there was humanity left, underneath it all, and those people could never be rescued.
If fact, that whole episode showed the Cybermen in a proper way, in my opinion. I think the only reason it isn't appreciated is because they aren't "true" cybermen-- if the classic series Cybermen didn't exist, I think it would be considered one of the best episodes ever.
What I've liked about Jamie Mathieson from what I've seen is how original his concepts are. Every other episode in the series has had elements taken from previous episode or another show. Not that it's a bad thing, but at times it felt a little used. However, Mathieson's ideas are really fresh and different, in a way I don't think we have had in a long time.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Next Time: Flatline
@ Notsosmartguy likes watching "Clara Who" I agree, a break or at least a glimpse of her life without him would have been nice. What happened to Moffat's favorite mini-episodes? A mid-week Pond Life-type thing would have been nice. Actually, it may have been a good time for a series 6-like split, though I wouldn't really enjoy the wait.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Review
Looks great! Sounds very... weird. But 2D creatures in the walls? Brilliant! I really liked Jamie Mathieson's first episode; he reminds me a lot of RTD, down to the slightly-questionable conclusions. I'm excited to see what he has in store for us.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Next Time: Flatline
@YaelMoise wonders if they'll reference the goddess @DrunkenDalek True, but he didn't just criticize the episodes he didn't like, he criticized the person with the negative opinion. This is the difference: If someone says
"I haven't enjoyed the episode much. Listen was a stupid overrated episode,Kill the Moon was disapointing as
Hell and Into the Dalek is baisicaly "Dalek" (from season 1) with Peter
Capaldi in it. This episode was good but the rest
of the season is disapointing as hell..."
that would be his opinion. Negative, but still an opinion. However, he attacked the person who is enjoying the series. This is not an opinion, it is refusal to accept other opinions. I didn't like Time of the Doctor. I found it hugely disappointing. I might disagree with someone who liked it, but that doesn't mean they are "too nice" or anything of the sort.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express
@Silence63 Who knows? Maybe he thought it was "Saturn 9-ians."
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Doctor Who Extra: Mummy on the Orient Express
Wow, clips from future episodes! I see a bunch of shots of forests. One of London overtaken. Perhaps that's where the tiger is from? Plus, cybermen! And what's with the planet with golden energy? Is that time reversing?
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Foxes ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ Full Song (Featuring New Series 8 Clips)
This was a great episode. If I have to give it one word, it would be "solid." It was an entertaining story. There weren't big flaws like Kill the Moon had. I have to hand it to Peter Capaldi. If there was ever an episode that defined his character, it was this one. Until now, I felt like he hadn't gotten a good amount of development, but I feel like in this episode, he was the Doctor. The episode also progressed the arc in subtle ways. I'm sure the Soldier thing fits in somewhere, and perhaps Gus was planted by Missy? I have to say the ending was a bit rushed. It sort of reminded me of The Last of the Time Lords in that respect. In fact, a lot of elements reminded me of RTD's writing. I can't wait for Flatline now!
@Clara Laurinda @The Lazy Cat is Hiding from the Mummy What if the mummy is Clara?
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Mummy on the Orient Express – 12 Hints & Teasers