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Exactly. He was also shown to have memories of the Dalek invasion from The Stolen Earth (although those "memories" were probably more like recordings, since any actual memories of the event were erased by the cracks in time, but we know that those don't remove independent records of what they erase, such as the photograph of Rory in Amy's book), but he can't have been involved in that because the only survivors of that invasion were the Daleks that appeared in Victory of the Daleks and they were destroyed once the New Paradigm Daleks were created.
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17 hours, 25 minutes ago on 12 Great Moments From Into the Dalek
At the very least, it should have been a blue Strategist Dalek leading the ship.
21 hours, 24 minutes ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
Well, Rusty had an explicitly-damaged memory cortex. He may not have remembered the Doctor for that reason. I would have thought that whatever the Daleks in The Time of the Doctor learned would have gone into the Pathweb. Or, maybe, this occurs before The Time of the Doctor in the Daleks' timeline.
1 day, 10 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
Great observations. I loved the casual flying, and the Sherlockian dialogue. :)
Eh. It was pretty good, I guess. I had some gripes with it though... I kind of hate the way that this episode judges soldiers. My girlfriend's dad was a soldier and he's a perfectly nice person, so it does hit a bit close to home when the show stereotypes them like it did tonight. I'd rather it not do that again. Though, that being said, I didn't really care for the Journey lady. But the rest of it was great! I really like Danny, and I think he has good chemistry with Clara. I liked seeing a small-scale Dalek story; no universe-ending shenanigans. Though, I wish we had peaked a New Paradigm Dalek leading the charge. I like the idea of them being the "officer class" and wish that they wouldn't be so blatantly ignored. I get that their first design sucked, but they really do look better now. And... no, the x-ray exterminations of the extras didn't do anything more for me than the words "it was slaughter" in The Time of the Doctor did. As I suspected. But, the story was solid (if crazy fast-paced, but i suspect that will smooth out once I rewatch it), and full of neat interpretations of the inside of the Dalek. And I liked Rusty. And I really liked the colder Doctor; from his line about "the top layer," all the way down to how he just kicks open the door of the TARDIS. Capaldi is stellar (pun intended). Probably... 8/10.
Handles would be great at giving... no, actually, I should probably stop myself there.
1 day, 16 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
Actually, Eleven never faced the antibodies himself. That was just Amy and Rory.
Plus, she never succumbed to the mentality of a Dalek. So she was really more of a human mind in a Dalek casing.
1 day, 17 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
Clara: "So they're both you then, yeah?" Doctor: "Yes. You've met them before, don't you remember?" Clara: "A bit." -The Day of the Doctor
Metaltron? Sec? Caan? Oswin?
1 day, 18 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
"Pretty young men" are probably just not what she usually goes for. Danny could be an exception. It happens.
1 day, 23 hours ago on Into the Dalek Spoiler-Free Review
Not that we see, no, but that's not what King Joffrey said anyway. Hell, if I were to be really pedantic, then I would say that he didn't even say it had to be the Daleks doing the killing.
Playing devil's advocate realist Mr. No Fun here, but maybe it's just an innocuous flashback to Caan as an example of another "good" Dalek.
1 day, 23 hours ago on Into the Dalek – 12 Hints & Teasers
Doubly so if you add in Torchwood, because when they die, they'll just go to an endless, black void to be forever pursued by Death. :P
2 days, 19 hours ago on Listen BBC Synopsis
I love the visuals probably more so than any other opening and have since I first saw them (when it reaches the wispy-blue vortex sequence, I really like the overlay of the clock gears and the Gallifreyan circles on the circular tunnel), and I love the theme, especially the bells, although it took me a little while to warm up to it. I wasn't a terribly huge fan of the original, though. I felt that it concerned itself too much with trying to assign a "symbol" to the series with the (outdated and no longer relevant) fob watch and Seal of Rassilon. The official make is a lot more streamlined.
2 days, 19 hours ago on Examining Series 8′s New Title Sequence
Now, hang on... the abstract clockwork tunnel and such is... more literal than the actual Time Vortex?
Back to the year 100 trillion!
I'm looking forward to this, Mummy on the Orient Express, and In the Forest of the Night the most.
No, but you're definitely right. We should manage our expectations. Hype is one of the most common killers of episodes.
... and Steven Moffat. :P
3 days, 13 hours ago on Into the Dalek Spoiler-Free Review
You mean like The Time of the Doctor.
3 days, 15 hours ago on Into the Dalek Spoiler-Free Review
I would have put it a bit later when the Doctor pours the drinks for Half-Face (Can you imagine any of the previous three Doctors doing something that cerebral? It's what sets Twelve apart so well, having a moment like that that works only for him.), but thinking about it, what you've mentioned is a more "striking" moment and does work better to that effect.
3 days, 16 hours ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath
That picture... anyway, I love them both, but I voted for The Eleventh Hour.
3 days, 21 hours ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath
Ferdinando as Half-Face was marvelous. Next to Peter and Jenna, he was easily the star of the show for me. I would definitely love to see him return.
4 days ago on Ferdinando on the Possible Return of Half-Face
Well that was her subconscious. :P
4 days, 8 hours ago on Deep Breath: The Very Best of Clara Oswald
We have confirmation that she remembers only "a bit"; apparently not even enough to recognize Ten or War on sight.
So you already touched on it a bit, ilyootha, but I was indeed going to mention the Ponds' "present day" time. Series 7A is when it gets wonky. We know from The Power of Three that it has been ten years in the Ponds', but not Earth's, timeline since 2010. That means that all of the Series 7A adventures have to occur before 2020. We also know that the events of Power span an entire year, beginning and ending in a July. So, backtracking a bit, the last time that the Doctor saw the Ponds before S7A was on Christmas 2013 ("two years" since they last saw him in 2011). Then we have Pond Life and Asylum of the Daleks. Pond Life explicitly spans from an April to an August, and Asylum picks up very shortly after Pond Life, so probably still in August. It is mentioned, however, that Amy and Rory have been seeing less of the Doctor, so the story could be in either 2014, 2015, or 2016. Either way, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship takes place ten months after that, so it would be in June 2015, 2016, or 2017. The comes Power. It begin with the Ponds going through their fridge, with Amy noticing that there milk is two months out of date. However, since the episode starts in a July, it can't be in the July directly after Dinosaurs' June, so it has to be the next year. So July 2016, 2017, or 2018, with the Slow Invasion ending in 2017, 2018, or 2019. Personally, I like to put Asylum in 2015, Dinosaurs in 2016, and Power in 2017-2018. The spacing just seems to work out best like that, at least in my opinion. And that way, The Time of the Doctor can go as far as 2016 without crossing into the Slow Invasion (inevitably, that is going to be ignored at some point for the sake of continuity, but I don't want to say "eh, time probably just got rewritten" unless I absolutely have to because that's boring :P). Also, as for A Town Called Mercy, that appears to take place during the Ponds' anniversary trip in Power, as we see the Doctor and the Ponds running and hiding from Henry VIII, and in Mercy, there is a call-forward where Rory mentions leaving his phone charger in Henry VIII's en-suite. 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. Plus, Chibnall wrote both stories. :P
4 days, 13 hours ago on Deep Breath: The Very Best of Clara Oswald
Brace yourself - some confusing numbers are about to come up when I get back. :P
4 days, 14 hours ago on Deep Breath: The Very Best of Clara Oswald
The timeline with Victorian Clara (as well as all of the other echoes) should still exist in a weird sort of timey-wimey Schrödinger's cat sort of way, just like the Toclafane in Series 3 - assuming that the Time Lords sustained the tomb timeline with technology comparable to the Master's paradox machine, as one imagines they would. Ultimately, though, it is merely a vestige.
It very well could be! Although, they have to be careful about putting too many big gaps into the Victorian era visits - Vastra and Strax may be safe, but Jenny is human and she will inevitably age over time.
Fair point, although a good three-year break would give her a realistic amount of time to get her teaching certification. I mean, she would still be older than she would have been if she had stayed on Earth, but given how firm she was about being returned home on time, I don't imagine that they had too many "whoops, lost track of a year or two there" adventures like the Ponds did.
Ah, but wait, I'm silly! Vastra met Modern Clara in The Crimson Horror and was surprised to see that Clara was somehow still alive. If she had met Modern Clara at a pre-1892 time, then she should have been more shocked to see a local Victorian Clara in The Snowmen. I mean I'm sure there could be some convoluted work-around, but I'm going to air on the side of caution and say that Deep Breath was set somewhere in 1893, after the events of The Name of the Doctor.
No, although I would imagine that it would be Victorian first, then Modern. The Snowmen was set in very late 1892, with The Crimson Horror and The Name of the Doctor in 1893. I'll probably have to give Deep Breath another rewatch in order to suss out any clues about where the Paternosters are in their timeline relative to the Doctor. For what it's worth, though, the exact wording in the script is "Sitting opposite is Clara - just as her Victorian incarnation once sat there," which is past tense, but what does past tense mean when you're Moffat? :P On the subject of timelines, though, I was quite fascinated by the revelation that Clara is now 27, meaning that she has been traveling with the Doctor for three years now, which I guess places the Oswald family dinner scenes in The Time of the Doctor in 2016... oh, and look at that, I've gone and rambled. xP
"I felt her characterisation had not been the best in Series 7 due to the "Blockbuster" format." -The massive rewrites necessitated by the last-minute replacement of Victorian Clara with Modern Clara were probably also a contributing factor.
True. And what's more is that the script explicitly notes that Clara is sitting where her Victorian self once did. So Moffat was definitely going for something there. :)
4 days, 15 hours ago on Deep Breath: The Very Best of Clara Oswald
In that same chair no less.
Well, as far as we know, she barely remembers her time in the timestream (not even enough to recognize Ten or War), so I'm not sure what kind of effect any reference to Oswin would have on her.
4 days, 16 hours ago on Into The Dalek Clips
Moreover on the subject of the time rift, nothing in the story ever gives us any reason to think that that rift has anything to do with the cracks in time (especially since the Doctor treats it as just an ordinary consequence of the crash as opposed to the shocked reaction that a crack in time later draws from him in The Time of the Doctor), and it lacks the musical cue that always occurs whenever a crack does appear. So it's not actually a problem in the story at all, since it isn't a crack and shouldn't behave like one. And, also, you seem to be misusing the term "deus ex machina." That would be a solution to the plot that came out of nowhere, whereas the magno-grab remote was shown at the very beginning of the story and then explained a little later on, and then used to resolve the plot.
4 days, 17 hours ago on Into The Dalek Clips
That wasn't a crack in time as in the TARDIS explosion cracks. You can tell because it was vertical and had a different shape, whereas the TARDIS explosion cracks all had the exact same orientation. What you saw in that episode was just a basic time rift. And what the Doctor did was throw the magno-grab remote to his past self so that they could deactivate the magno-grab which would have otherwise pulled them into the ship and made them crash.
4 days, 18 hours ago on Into The Dalek Clips
What it is is that we have only seen two people be killed by the ray gun effect. The Daleks have otherwise killed many people in the Matt Smith era.
They may crop up in the background from time to time as they are now meant to represent an "officer class," but for the most part, yes, it's back to bronze.
I'm not a gamer in the conventional sense. I only play, like, three different games (Minecraft, Pokémon, and Amnesia) since those ones just happen to resonate with me for whatever reason. But I really like them nonetheless. :D
4 days, 21 hours ago on Doctor Who Officially Invades Minecraft
There is nothing inherently incorrect about the phrase "Robot of Sherwood." Are you sure that it doesn't just sound "off" because you've become accustomed to the plural form?
4 days, 22 hours ago on Robot of Sherwood BBC Synopsis
The Deep Breath prequel was not a part of in-universe continuity though. It was a comedic skit, very akin to the Strax Field Reports.
If anything, I think that he would be best-suited as a script editor. I think he could be really good at that.
4 days, 22 hours ago on Doctor Who Officially Invades Minecraft
But the point is that you don't choose to be attracted to said person in the first place. You can choose not to get into a relationship with them, but that doesn't mean that you weren't initially attracted to them.
5 days, 6 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss