Planet of the Deaf
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@The Finn @Planet of the Deaf @SilenceHasFallen There was a bit of a rest before S8, with the lack of summer filming, certainly a chance to take stock as Peter was chosen as the Doctor, and S8 was planned, but no such luxury for S9, with filming starting in January, that's barely 2 months away!
4 hours, 14 minutes ago on Your Verdict on Mummy & Episode Ranking
@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @Planet of the Deaf @YaelMoise waits for the trees to take over Yes thanks, I was in Morocco, though regrettably didn't buy a Fez in Fes :-)
6 hours, 22 minutes ago on Your Verdict on Mummy & Episode Ranking
@YaelMoise waits for the trees to take over @Planet of the Deaf Thank you. It's good to be back!
6 hours, 35 minutes ago on Your Verdict on Mummy & Episode Ranking
@The Finn @Planet of the Deaf @SilenceHasFallen Producing a series like this annually is very tough, when you consider the read throughs for S8 were before Christmas, almost a year will have passed before the Christmas 2014 episode is complete, with few gaps in between.
6 hours, 37 minutes ago on Your Verdict on Mummy & Episode Ranking
@ilyootha, a proud member of C.L.A.R.A. @Planet of the Deaf Back home last night from holiday, so watched the 2 latest episode before going to bed!
6 hours, 52 minutes ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@SilenceHasFallen It's been a very solid series, the relative lack of production in 2013 was put to good use by making this series really consistent and solid.
7 hours, 6 minutes ago on Your Verdict on Mummy & Episode Ranking
I was away and unable to vote (sob sob). A solid episode, I've no idea how how to rank this series. I didn't like Into the Dalek, so that's last, but apart from that the episodes are really hard for me to rank
7 hours, 8 minutes ago on Your Verdict on Mummy & Episode Ranking
7 hours, 25 minutes ago on Anderson on Series 8 Finale, Danny Future
@Typo42 Plenty of content, those who didn't watch this are missing out. It even confirms from the Moffat's mouth that Clara's development isn't all positive...
7 hours, 27 minutes ago on Doctor Who Extra: Flatline
@MJJ She'd be great, but hard to tie down as her career is on the up, and after S8 she's hot property!
7 hours, 45 minutes ago on Flatline Review
@EvilZygonRabbit Clara's development is fascinating, but I wouldn't say she was turning evil, so much as turning into the Doctor! Able to take the emotion out of terrible decisions, lie when it's convenient, use the humans around her...
7 hours, 55 minutes ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
2 excellent episodes by Jamie. He probably also benefitted by Peter's Doctor mellowing and becoming more Doctorly...
8 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@tom colman The cliffhanger he mentioned was during S9 rather than after S9. It wouldn't surprise me if he left after S9, there's no reason why a new showrunner would need a new Doctor, as I'm sure whoever takes over will have already written for Capaldi.
8 hours, 3 minutes ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
I presume the other shows were chosen due to their filming location, some of The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe for example was filmed near Llanelli.
8 hours, 6 minutes ago on Watch Death in Heaven Early
@Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen @TheTimeTraveller is the 12th Doctor Rhyl is actually a Rhyl dump :-)
8 hours, 13 minutes ago on Watch Death in Heaven Early
Back in the normal world. Would definitely vote for Jenna over Peter, Jenna is really on top of her game, whereas with Peter, I think he will get better and better as Matt did!
It's a ridiculous category though, so many nominations for such a variety of shows. I'm surprised by the two Death comes to Pemberley nominations, they've nominated the 2 'leads' who were actually a bit disappointing, with much of the the rest of the cast (including our Jenna again!) outshining them...
1 day, 3 hours ago on Capaldi vs Coleman in 2015 NTAs
@whitewhim but the whole point of the show is that HE is the time Lord with amazing knowledge and wisdom, and 2000 years of pain. Being asked to make planet deciding decisions is not something ANY human would find easy, especially when the outcome wasNOT at all predictable, the Doctor never said what would happen, and if it had ended in disaster for earth, Clara would have had blood on her hands...
1 week, 3 days ago on Kill the Moon: Clara or the Doctor?
definitely on Clara's side, while it may not have been the Doctor's decision to make, it wasn't Clara's to make either, and he abandoned his closest friend in a desperate situation. She had every right to feel let down by him, when he's the one with the most knowledge about what would happen
tiny M@ Notsosmartguy @Planet of the Deaf @abogges1 a tiny minority though and even people who don't like Clara often add that Jenna has done a fine job...
2 weeks ago on Kill The Moon Review
@abogges1 yes, you probably are the only one (or one of a tiny minority)
@ilyootha we need a poll on how hard Clara should slap the Doctor :-)
2 weeks ago on 12 Great Moments From Kill the Moon
@Castrovalva I doubt abortion was deliberately brought up as in the UK it's not a big political issue at all, and probably wouldn't have gone through the minds of the writer and producers
@Ottoman14 In that situation Donna would definitely have slapped the Doctor to regeneration! Rose would also have exploded, and as for Amy :-)
@Romanadvoratrelundar When I started reading your comment and saw "Steven challenging the Doctor " for a moment I thought Moffat was now a character in the show :-)
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon
@TheAbsofBoe Got bored one night Yup, I don't trust the Doctor and I don't trust Danny, I trust Clara, but that doesn't mean there isn't some deep secret about her to be revealed, it's just that she's the one playing it straight!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Next Time: Mummy on the Orient Express
@Clara Laurinda @Gustaff It'll be interesting to hear the reaction from the school playground to a Doctor who upset his Companion like he did last night, and isn't very child friendly
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@The 4th Doctor As someone who watches both Strictly and Doctor Who, after a 2 hour Strictly marathon, maybe some people need a break from the TV?
@The Lazy Cat is Hiding from the Mummy Then gets killed by a bit of moon shell falling down to earth. Urgh, not even Moff would be that mean!
@Doc Hamme Or found a replacement moon from somewhere else!
@TheDreamer @Planet of the Deaf It seems S9 is already scheduled for next autumn, but the treadmill of producing the show is incredibly intense. Readthroughs for this series started in December, and filming for Christmas has just wrapped. Taking out the gaps for the World Tour and the odd holiday that's still 8-9 months, and it all starts filming again in January. Maybe after S9, there will be a break before S10, especially if Moffat leaves?
@TheDreamer Well if the Ice Warrior had started a nuclear war on Earth in 1984, that would have been a pretty pivotal moment in Earth's history, the end of Earth in fact!
@TheNightmareChild will ascertain its true nature I think a mummy has to look like a mummy, you need something grounded in reality in each episode.
Arghh, the frustrating thing is that I'm on holiday for 2 weeks (ok not that bad) so won't see this for 2 weeks! Sorry Frank :-)
@The Lazy Cat is Hiding from the Mummy It's been very interesting how the audience is divided between the 2 points of view. All the TUMBLR pages I've seen support Clara if that's a consolation, and we all know how important TUMBLR is now :-)
@supermoff is on the Orient Express...in space! @Planet of the Deaf You'd make the right decision... then press the wrong button :-)
@GilesMollusk No, but playing a similarish role
@Draconica5 @ Notsosmartguy Will Kill the Moon Or they just prefer other episodes to you! I much prefer Robot of Sherwood to Into the Dalek, but I know that most people (from the ratings here) prefer the latter.
@tbuxton42 @TrevorMoses You can imagine his "to do" list!
@supermoff is on the Orient Express...in space! The thing is, the cast lists are never 100% true anyway, as characters like Missy and Seb are never trailed in advance.
I'm finding the autumn transmission time rather annoying actually, as it's making Saturday evenings far too packed. Strictly, Doctor Who, Match of the Day... Spring to me just fits in the TV schedule better, there are too many 'big' shows in autumn
@MetamorphmagusWho @BazHood Actually having the bust up mid series makes it MORE likely IMHO that she may want to stay (something horrible may happen to her instead eek) as there's no way we'll have no Clara for the next 5 episodes (we know that of course) and if she is to work with the Doctor again, clearly they'll have to work something out, and he'll have to apologise a bit.
Storming out a second time would seem a bit repetitive, plot wise...
@TimeWar @sontaran17 I assume there are germs everywhere, but a VERY large egg will have VERY large germs!
@supermoff is on the Orient Express...in space!
Supermoff: Ok, we've decided, we're not blowing up the creature
Supermoff: Sorry, pressed the wrong button!
What this episode showed to me was
1) The Doctor's immense trust in Clara
2) His total inability to understand human feelings.
As when he left 'the human race' to decide the future of the moon, he wasn't leaving the human race to decide. There was no UN vote, or inter-governmental meeting to decide, a collective vote to share the blame if there were horrible consequences. He left it to 3 individuals, an astronaut who wanted to kill it, a child (that the Doctor had put at risk) and Clara. They were in effect being asked to make a decision on behalf of the planet.
Clara, deep down wanted to save the moon creature. She also knew the Doctor would have wanted her to save the creature, for added pressure - can you imagine how he would have behaved towards her if she had agreed to kill the creature (assuming she survived the nuclear explosion in the first place which she wouldn't have if hadn't rescued them)? But she also knew the dire potential consequences of letting the creature live. She tried to share the decision, but then the Earth voted against what she, Courtney and the Doctor wanted, which made things worse.
The Doctor has spent 100s of years on Earth, interfering with decisions ("Don't you think she looks tired?"), providing guidance, and making decisions. He knew more about the moon than anyone else, he knew that after 2049 a moon or moon image was up in the sky, fixed points in time, on an Earth that was functioning fine.
For him to completely abdicate the decision process and effectively leave it to Clara was incredibly trusting of Clara's judgement, but also incredibly nasty to Clara, to put her through that mental torture and provide no support is not how you treat your closest human friend. I can entirely understand her reaction, and hope the shock of it will start a slight thawing of the way he treats her, a mellowing of his personality, before he loses all human Companionship...
@Beasts_a_Snarling She was pretty angry with him when he chose not to get involved, and left them, but had to keep some sort of control as they struggled to make a decision...
@MoserGray @Clara Laurinda Clara (prime) won't remember all that, can you imagine is she was able to recall 1100 years of the Doctor's lives, her brain would explode!
@Pockydon Agreed, it always alightly bugs me when people criticise an episode because it wasn't what they expected it to be or wasn't as good as they expected it to be, while letting other worse episodes off because they presumed beforehand that they would hate them!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon
But why should it be her decision either? She's not a spokesperson for the human race, but was being forced to make such decisions without his guidance
But he was an arrogant sod about the whole incident, he's spent 1000 years getting involved in earth's affairs, so to dump this massive decision on a human, his friend, the one human who can deal with him, was grossly unfair. She has been there for him at Gallifrey and Trenzalore, he chickened out