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@stargazer0118 Here's your explanation: Galllifrey was removed from all of time and space as a result of the Time War. In "The Sound of Drums," the Master said he couldn't find any sign of Gallifrey at all anywhere in the universe. Everything that happened on Gallifrey still happened, but in an earlier version of reality. Since the Time War, the events regarding the Time Lords and Daleks leading up to it are forbidden to time-travellers. It's the same reason the pre-Time War Daleks aren't in the universe anymore, as referenced when Captain Jack remarks that the Daleks suddenly couldn't be found by the Time Agents anywhere in time and space, and the Ninth Doctor explains this is because of the Time War. The Tenth Doctor book "Prisoner of the Daleks" does see the Tenth Doctor facing off against pre-Time War Daleks, but it's only because the TARDIS malfunctioned and jumped a time-track into the earlier version of reality. Two time-tracks also collided when the Doctor met his pre-Time War self in "Time Crash". He accidentally crossed his own timeline when he left the TARDIS safety systems offline and the universe was almost ripped apart as a result. The same thing happens in "Listen" when the TARDIS is driven to travel along the Doctor's personal timeline, jumping a time-track in to the earlier version of reality because the Doctor turned the safety off, and the results are potentially catastrophic as the Doctor indicated more than once in the episode.
1 day, 22 hours ago on Listen Review
@Sherlockian @stargazer0118 The War Doctor said "There's still a billion billion Daleks up there attacking!" when they were in the barn. And the War Doctor couldn't leave Gallifrey in the TARDIS because of the time-lock. It has to be Gallifrey.
@supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... It'll be the first time we've has 4 consecutive episodes by the year's first-time Who writers since... "The Doctor Dances" - "The Parting of the Ways"
2 days, 17 hours ago on DWM #478: Dark Side of the Moon
@Alice_Khromenko Because the TARDIS was at the end of the universe where, according to the Doctor earlier in the episode, it was not supposed to be. He had to turn the safety features off to even land there.
3 days, 13 hours ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
@MJJ That would be ridiculous. The Doctor can sense the presence of other Time Lords, and he saw that Clara was born to two humans.
1 week, 1 day ago on A Surprise Ending for Clara?
@Gustaff I think she's gonna betray the Doctor. Moffat teased a betrayal in the finale and also teased we'd find out why the TARDIS doesn't like Clara.
1 week, 2 days ago on A Surprise Ending for Clara?
@The Listening Cat I think the teased betrayal is Clara somehow betraying the Doctor, and that's what the TARDIS saw in her that it didn't like in Series 7.
@DawnTime Those are all too crazy. I'm thinking the betrayal teased in the finale is Clara betraying the Doctor and it being unclear if it will dissolve their friendship or not.
@'Cos Guess Who? Ha! It might just be a quirk written in for the Twelfth Doctor to make him unique and maybe take advantage of Peter's artistic talent every now and then.
1 week, 2 days ago on Listen Promo Pics
@Chris502 @TheOncomingHurricane And the Doctor picture from another episode since he's not wearing the version he actually wears in this episode.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Pics
@TheOncomingHurricane Not as amateur as last week's, at least.
@Antee991166 I think it's weird that all the other homosexual references are okay, but CPR is considered sexual.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Into the Dalek
@supermoff @Chris502 Saw it coming, partly. I knew the Doctor wasn't saving him. After his reaction to Kai's death, it's clear the Twelfth Doctor buries his emotions and doesn't let tragedy get in his way. I thought he'd given the soldier something to numb the oncoming pain, but the Doctor was actually not thinking about him at all...
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
@PaddyB @TheCyberDoctor is Inside a Dalek Nope, Rose was the one who got it.
@Rani Nose And I assumed he'd be teamed-up with every deceased villain of Series 8. Or hoped, really...
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Ferdinando on the Possible Return of Half-Face
@MeglosProductions I agree - It was CPR, not a kiss. Going by how relatively pointless the moment was and the random hearing-what-they-were-thinking, I guessed it was Moffat slipping a kiss in while technically making it not a kiss.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
@The Genie Jenny, because she's the least useful and expendable (sorry, but that's often how things are), and by the Whispermen in "The Name of the Doctor." I thought she was actually killed off when she said, "I think I've been murdered." It was shocking. I felt a tad cheated when Jenny was literally brought back to life because a great death scene wasn't a death scene anymore. Either a more expendable character should have been killed in her place, or the line should have been, "I think I'm being murdered," so it doesn't sound like a done deal while keeping the stakes high.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on The Future of the Paternoster Gang
@Gustaff @SonicTheHedgehogRules What interviews? People keep saying this was mentioned in an interview. Which one? Where can I read it? I've been asking people for a couple years, but no one seems to know.
4 weeks ago on Details on Series 8’s First Four Episodes
@Gustaff I read the whole thing and learned some things I really didn't want to know. And this is coming from someone who read a little of each leaked script and saw clips of the leaked episodes. In my opinion, the ones you might not want to read are "Deep Breath," "Mummy on the Orient Express," "Flatline," and "Dark Water/Death in Heaven."
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
Are the TARDIS walls more orangey-yellow now?
1 month ago on Series 8: Deep Breath New Pics
I wonder if Moffat's contributions are just him writing about Clara's normal life and relationship with Danny Pink. From filming and what the BBC released yesterday, we know every episode Moffat's co-written explores Danny and Clara's relationship to some extent.
1 month ago on The Moffat Co-writing Conundrum
@AztecsDaleksAndCavemen It's okay... I had the exact same response. Off to go update my Excel spreadsheet...
1 month ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed
@Scootersfood I had no problem with how they were an officer class in Asylum of the Daleks. Surprised that situation only lasted one episode so far.
1 month ago on Into The Dalek BBC Synopsis
@TheLostDoctor When did the producers say they will darken the show?
1 month, 1 week ago on BBC News Series 8 Preview Featuring Into the Dalek Clips
@LGwalchmai95 It made sense for the Doctor to lose it and kill a guy as part of his character development, but it was not really 'the Doctor way' of doing things, as Amy indicates in the episode after.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on When Doctor Who Addresses Its Past
@supermoff Agree, and I'd be up for another Series 6-style arc if they've got a good idea for one.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Moffat on Series 8’s Smaller Story Arc
@Ottoman14 From how much filming the Cybermen have been at, I'm guessing it's more than a cameo, at least.
@DaveHartnell @Antee991166 Hey, you shouldn't be talking about stuff DWTV has requested we not discuss until the content has been officially transmitted.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
@floppy_who @DaveHartnell @Antee991166 There is some information about the Doctor Who title sequence that has leaked through means that are not to be discussed in this comments section, as requested by the moderators of DWTV.
@Huknar Me, too. I love the bronze ones, but if we could get a different rank painted white with black bumps/details, that would look pretty cool.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Time to Regenerate the Daleks?
@Sharaz_Jek The Supreme was made glossy and reflective for Asylum. I agree that the colors were MUCH better.
@Gustaff Yes, very well written. I started reading thinking, "I'll just read the first few sentences to get the gist..." And then my attention was held for several paragraphs before I realized what had happened. It's a good article that pulled me in. Nice job, Patrick.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Engines of War Review
@JoehWh0 I like this. Keep the bronze ones, but add variety. We could have Red Paradigm Drones bossing around the bronze ones, Blue Paradigm Strategists bossing around silver ones... I don't know. Whatever. Keep the bronze ones, though, but, by all means, they can add other ranks.
@Master Michael Moon Seriously. How dare people express enthusiasm for a show produced primarily in another country?! The nerve!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Zoe Saldana Wants Doctor Who Role
@gunslinger19 The producers and directors have the final say, but filmmaking is always a collaborative, poly-vocal process. Capaldi is completely within his purview to bring his own ideas about his character to the table. Matt Smith and David Tennant did the same thing.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
@Antee991166 I think Moffat just does what is best for the show and what he thinks is best. He's always been about trying new things with the show.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences
@TardisBoy Moffat even did find an episode for Captain Jack to be in - "A Good Man Goes to War". But John Barrowman was already filming Torchwood: Miracle Day, so it couldn't happen.
2 months ago on Barrowman on Jack’s Future, Capaldi Critics
@Huknar @PatrickPalmer I'm pretty sure I saw some shots of Episodes 6 and 8, but not many. Most of it seems to be from the first few eps.
2 months ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer
@awkward912 @Notsosmartguy sells propane and propaneaccessories If another episode ends up being 50 minutes long, then it'll be exactly the same length as a series of 13 45-minute episodes.
@Huknar @Amy is Hannibal Vashta Nerada anywhere, really. A great monster many people want to see again.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Are the Big Enemies Being Overused?
@Amy is Hannibal I'm gonna break up this reply with numbered points since this current comments system isn't very paragraph-friendly. 1) River does say she had some TARDIS-flying lessons from the Doctor in "The Pandorica Opens". 2) I also think "Bad Night" and "Good Night" have to go between "Day of the Moon" and "The Rebel Flesh" because Amy and Rory take no particular interest in River being right outside the TARDIS. 3) I think placing "Rain Gods" between "The Rings of Akhaten" and "Cold War" makes the most sense. The Doctor is definitely between visits with Clara between those two episodes. It really can't fit between "The Bells of Saint John" and "The Rings of Akhaten" because one episode leads directly into the next. The lack of waistcoat in "Rain Gods" means nothing, as the Doctor can vary his clothes as he likes, plus he went sans-waistcoat in "The Time of the Doctor". 3)I'd love Steven Moffat to give us a definitive River Song timeline that includes all of her appearances (except probably the intentionally ambiguous "Last Night" appearance).
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
I love the design of the River Song timeline! Shame about the small amount of errors :(
@Distilledoreo Probably a total coincidence, but very cool.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8 Airdate Confirmed, New Trailer & Image
@Galax @Antee991166 @Notsosmartguy @supermoff "I don't think I know who the Doctor is anymore."
The Seventh Doctor said "I'm not human!" three times in the TV movie. Unfortunately, the Doctor doesn't always tell the truth and that was the same story that said he was part human, so I can't say that "definitively" settles it.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat: Who says the Doctor is NOT human?
@ahunter8056 There have never been exclusive clips for Americans. There have only been exclusive clips for people who attend panels and conventions.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on No Doctor Who Panel At San Diego Comic-Con 2014
The biggest news here is that Moffat seemingly confirms he's doing Series 9.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat Teases Massive Series 9 Cliffhanger
@EarthbenderRise "I'm sure a fair number DID guess. A twist should ALWAYS be guessable - in this case by 8 year olds (who were mostly way ahead!)" - Steven Moffat on River Song's relationship with the Doctor, Amy, and Rory
@Malohkeh 4/12 is still not bad. And, who knows, maybe a decrease in the quantity of Moffat episodes will cause an increase in the quality of Moffat episodes if he has fewer episodes dividing his attention.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8: The Almost Complete Line-Up
Didn't Mark Gatiss say he was writing two episodes? Either way, it looks like Neil Cross' episode might have to wait until next year unless it was dropped completely.