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Happy birthday to both of you. I like to think of Jenna and Russell as identical twins, separated at birth :-)

6 hours, 45 minutes ago on Happy Birthday, Jenna Coleman & Russell T Davies!

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Maisie is too "up and coming" not to be brought in  to play someone new and interesting. She'll no doubt come in, be really good then die in a heartbreaking manner, that's the way it works on the show...

16 hours, 35 minutes ago on Maisie Who?

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@MrRazza promises not to be political I've also seen a fan theory that Maisie is a child of the Doctor and Clara.

I take it you prefer this alternative :-)

18 hours, 1 minute ago on Maisie Who?

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@ItsSmallerOnTheOutside, Member of CATS Or even "You don't run out on the people you care about"

18 hours, 13 minutes ago on How the Character of Clara Oswald Was Saved

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@whovian101 I agree, her backstory got rather lost as Day of the Doctor had to concentrate on the Doctor, rather than her. Perhaps a minisode should gave been realised, a Clara version of Pond Life showing her personal life

18 hours, 36 minutes ago on How the Character of Clara Oswald Was Saved

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@ilyootha In Dark Water, to me her behaviour was of someone having a bit of a breakdown, she bottled up her feelings of grief (something her gran noticed) and then finally lost it.

In Into the Dalek, the Doctor seemed more preoccupied about proving himself right about Daleks never being good, than trying to solve their perilous situation which had already caused one death, so I can part understand her reaction

18 hours, 38 minutes ago on How the Character of Clara Oswald Was Saved

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@ItsSmallerOnTheOutside, Member of CATS Isn't that more a display of insecurity, or of someone wanting to prove themselves to someone they are fascinated by/fancy?

18 hours, 41 minutes ago on How the Character of Clara Oswald Was Saved

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@ItsSmallerOnTheOutside, Member of CATS bigoted, selfish???

I don't get this at all. Staying to look after the Maitland children when she was about to go travelling is hardly selfish...

"You run out on those you care about. Wish I was more like that"

18 hours, 43 minutes ago on How the Character of Clara Oswald Was Saved

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Great article!

It's interesting that Capaldi's Doctor has a far more random dress sense than his predecessors, but as someone who can't tell Clara's age, it makes sense that his dress sense would be similarly erratic. I never likes his initial outfit that much, it didn't seem very natural, so have preferred the more casual variations.

Sad that Howard Burden isn't working on S9, as his Clara outfits have been stunning, no other Companion has such an amazing wardrobe

1 day, 1 hour ago on Twelve’s Rapidly Changing Look

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@Who is the Doctor Clara and the Doctor discover Gallifrey together and Clara stays on Gallifrey to run Gallifrey!

2 days, 7 hours ago on How the Character of Clara Oswald Was Saved

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@Beasts_a_Snarling - Servant of the Union of Three! @darrynlee1 In BOSJ she takes the laptop back and sends the Doctor away to get coffee

in RoA she finds the girl, tries to protect her in the TARDIS, talks her into performing, sacrifices her ring, then goes back to rescue him at the end, sacrificing her leaf as she realises the power of it

In Hide, she runs back to the TARDIS, has a massive argument with it, and uses it to rescue the Doctor

In NOTD she jumps into his timestream to save him

Wanting to maintain a normal life AND fly in the TARDIS just once a week, shows how much much SHE was in control of the situation as the Doctor did as she asked

2 days, 7 hours ago on How the Character of Clara Oswald Was Saved

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@Beasts_a_Snarling - Servant of the Union of Three! @Planet of the Deaf Mathieson has said so. In Mummy for example, the long conversations between 12 and Clara, the last hurrah and addictions scenes are very 'arc' driven and so done by Moff.


2 days, 7 hours ago on How the Character of Clara Oswald Was Saved

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@MrGuymanwatch Oswin may have been referring to the version of Clara's theme that plays when she hears the TARDIS and runs out towards it?

There was also a nice version played inside Vastra's house earlier in the episode...

2 days, 7 hours ago on Series 8 Soundtrack Details, Date

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@Beasts_a_Snarling - Servant of the Union of Three! Most of the Doctor/Clara stuff in Mathieson's episodes was written by Moff, or suggested by Moff...

2 days, 16 hours ago on How the Character of Clara Oswald Was Saved

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@Beasts_a_Snarling - Servant of the Union of Three!  DOCTOR: A computer can hack another computer. A living, sentient computer, maybe that could hack people. Edit them. Re-write them. 

CLARA: Why would you say that? 

DOCTOR: Because a few hours ago you knew nothing about the internet, and you just made a joke about Twitter. 

CLARA: Oh. Oh, that's weird. I know all about computers now in my head. Where did all that come from? 

DOCTOR: You were uploaded for a while. Wherever you were, you brought something extra back, which I very much doubt you'll be allowed to keep. 

2 days, 16 hours ago on How the Character of Clara Oswald Was Saved

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@James Nash @Planet of the Deaf All through Death in Heaven I was fearing the worst, and similarly Last Christmas could also have been a heartbreaking end. 

Not knowing really added to the emotional roller-coaster!

2 days, 16 hours ago on How the Character of Clara Oswald Was Saved

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@Antee991166 Nightmare in Silver was just a rubbish episode on so many fronts (sorry to lovers of that episode), if you take it out as an anomaly, then the S7 characterisation wasn't so bad...

2 days, 16 hours ago on How the Character of Clara Oswald Was Saved

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@TheNightmareChild is backing Ten Yes, the Impossible Girl plotline meant that Clara would be a bit mysterious in S7B, but then there's no rule that states that characters have to be fully explained in their first few episodes, and even in S7B Clara was more fleshed out than virtually all of the Classic assistants

2 days, 16 hours ago on How the Character of Clara Oswald Was Saved

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@The Lazy Cat is Investigating The Soufflé baking has been completely forgotten about, I must write to Moff to complain :-)

For example, in Last Christmas, surely she could have dreamed about making a soufflé with Danny!

2 days, 16 hours ago on How the Character of Clara Oswald Was Saved

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I would 100% agree that S8 Clara was brilliant and moved to really original and interesting areas for Doctor Who companions, but I still enjoy S7B Clara a lot.

Some of Clara's controlling personality was already there in that series, telling the Doctor to come back tomorrow when invited to travel, only travelling once a week at HER convenience, the various outbursts in Hide against Emma and the TARDIS, and denying that he was her 'boyfriend'. She already ticked lots of boxes for me, leaving aside the obvious ones - someone who was independent, self confident, a graduate, and had moved away from home made her far more relatable to me than any of the previous Companions (and yes that's an entirely personal judgement).

11 and Clara in S7B were great together, but it was unchallenging for Jenna, and yes there was always the danger of being overshadowed by the Ponds, as 11 and the Ponds were such a tight team. The new Doctor has really stretched Jenna as an actress and showcased her talent.

2 days, 16 hours ago on How the Character of Clara Oswald Was Saved

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@James Nash @Antee991166 2 consecutive episodes fearing Clara would leave or even die...

2 days, 17 hours ago on How the Character of Clara Oswald Was Saved

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@Oswin, Happy that Clara stays ! @supermoff Oh well, to get the choral version, it looks like I'll just have to watch that scene again and again and again.... :-)

2 days, 19 hours ago on Series 8 Soundtrack Details, Date

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@Oswin, Happy that Clara stays ! @Planet of the Deaf 

For example, they had loads of 'loud' tracks from Nightmare in Silver on the S7 CD which I usually skip, when I would prefer a few more of the more synthy quieter tracks from other episodes

2 days, 19 hours ago on Series 8 Soundtrack Details, Date

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@Oswin, Happy that Clara stays ! @Planet of the Deaf Thanks, that's a very good unofficial version.

One slight criticism of the soundtrack albums, is that they tend to tend to miss out these haunting, less bombastic tracks, e.g. the spacey version of Clara's theme from TOTD

2 days, 19 hours ago on Series 8 Soundtrack Details, Date

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@Oswin, Happy that Clara stays ! I suppose it says something when good tracks have been left off, and we still have a triple CD!

2 days, 20 hours ago on Series 8 Soundtrack Details, Date

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@Oswin, Happy that Clara stays ! @Planet of the Deaf Such a great scene as well :-(

2 days, 20 hours ago on Series 8 Soundtrack Details, Date

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Eleven, but in a year's time I may have changed my mind, as Twelve develops, as I'm expecting great things from Peter this series.

What might be more interesting than my opinion, would be to ask Clara which Doctor she prefers! At the start of S8, it would have been Eleven easily, but by the end of Last Christmas I think things would be a lot closer...

2 days, 20 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #10

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It'll be fascinating to see which track title matches which piece of music, I assume The caretaker is the music from the great pre-title sequence, but I can't see anything that matches the music at the very start of Dark Water when Clara phones Danny, unless it's elsewhere

2 days, 20 hours ago on Series 8 Soundtrack Details, Date

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@TheCyberDoctor @Planet of the Deaf @The Lazy Cat is Investigating The one in every Sontaran's mind (even if the rest of the universe knows they're a bit rubbish!)

3 days, 17 hours ago on Moffat on Series 9 Capaldi, Two-Parters, Missy

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Great to see a few photos of Peter and Jenna with fans today, it's something we've missed this series!

3 days, 18 hours ago on Moffat on Series 9 Capaldi, Two-Parters, Missy

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@The Lazy Cat is Investigating Strax: Doctor, I'd like to make a complaint!

Twelve: {sighs} What now Strax?

Strax: It's your companion, the fleshy boy Miss Clara. It's not possible, but she's become more violent and murderous than even the mighty Sontarans. It's embarrassing, you must stop her before our reputation is ruined!

3 days, 18 hours ago on Moffat on Series 9 Capaldi, Two-Parters, Missy

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Nine easily, as had to carry a series with great stuff, and not so great stuff, which he did brilliantly.

3 days, 18 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #9

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And that relationship between the two of them is incredibly strong. Very, very strong."

I like the sound of that, as 12 and Clara were so happy to be together at the end of Last Christmas, that it would have felt wrong for them to revert back to their previous relationship

3 days, 18 hours ago on Moffat on Series 9 Capaldi, Two-Parters, Missy

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@The Master of Fear (alias Lord of Time) I read it as Clara at first!

That would be an interesting development, especially is she showed those tendencies at school :-)

3 days, 18 hours ago on Moffat on Series 9 Capaldi, Two-Parters, Missy

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@MrRazza promises not to be political That was deliberate I guess, as Peter's Doctor was quite erratic for much of the series, and only really discovered his true new self by the end


3 days, 18 hours ago on Moffat on Series 9 Capaldi, Two-Parters, Missy

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@The Lazy Cat is Investigating Doesn't Moff mean that Clara will complicate, as in become very more complicated, rather than her complicating other things?

3 days, 19 hours ago on Moffat on Series 9 Capaldi, Two-Parters, Missy

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@TheElusiveWhovian, Defender of Eccleston I could have watched a whole series 8, concerning the Clara/12 relationship which was fascinating, the Danny Pink stuff was the only bit of S8 I didn't like. 


3 days, 19 hours ago on Moffat on Series 9 Capaldi, Two-Parters, Missy

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@The Lazy Cat is Investigating The locals smell a bit :-)

4 days, 3 hours ago on Series 9 Filming: Medieval Times

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@The Watchful Guardian @The Lazy Cat is Investigating Absolutely no chance of Clara outstaying her welcome as far as I am concerned :-) 

4 days, 3 hours ago on Series 9 Filming: Medieval Times

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A shot of Peter and Jenna together at last!!!

Intriguing mismatch of costumes, as they're clearly filming at the same outside location...

4 days, 3 hours ago on Series 9 Filming: Medieval Times

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@MrRazza promises not to be political If it's anything like the TV debates, then a Scottish woman will do best.

Hmm, Michelle Gomez, Missy.....

4 days, 16 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #8

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I think they carry too much baggage to be honest, all that people would be thinking about would be "Oh no, it's the farting aliens".

I don't blame RTD, as it was incredibly hard to get the tone right in S1, between satisfying old Whovians, attracting youngsters, getting cool twenty somethings interested and making the show relevant to 21st Century Britain, and occasionally he got it wrong, well we all have brain farts from time to time :-)

4 days, 16 hours ago on Are the Slitheen the Most Underrated New Who Monster?

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@Mark McCullough @The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! It's so handy to be able to Google search by using the right mouse button on obscure words...

4 days, 19 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #8

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@Mark McCullough Well I'm voting for Matt as him and Jenna are so cute together, and while I see Matt with Lily and Jenna with Richard, I know that Matt and Jenna should be together for ever and ever, and run away and like, get married and like, have babies...

4 days, 20 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #8

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@Typo42 "Magic Carrots" Ah, but are straight ties or bow ties more cool?

4 days, 20 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #8

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My top 2 Doctors, hmmm.....

I was one of those whose eyes got moist (I blame the onions in the kitchen) as Ten regenerated, he was THE Doctor and how could that ridiculously young looking 'boy' take over. I hated his first  'geronimo' as well!

Then, Eleven became even more my Doctor, the "we're all stories in the end" speech to Amelia clinching it.

So it's Eleven, though ironically I was less upset by Matt leaving, than David, as my real heartache will happen when Jenna leaves...


4 days, 20 hours ago on Doctor of the Decade: Face-Off #8

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Hmm, that monster looks very uncomfortable...

4 days, 22 hours ago on BBC Reveals New Series 9 Monster

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