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@MatthewBagnall @The Lazy Cat But she wasn't characterless though.
21 hours, 56 minutes ago on Capaldi on Coleman Leaving Rumours
@Who is the Doctor Yet another exclusive documentary on BBC America!
When all we get in the UK is Doctor Who Extra :-)
5 hours, 56 minutes ago on Deep Breath Clip
Blimey, how did they get permission to do that! I hope it's still there this evening, will pop over and have a look.
I see Jenna is wearing the same dress as in the Deep Breath promo picture, attention to detail :-)
5 hours, 50 minutes ago on Doctor Who Crash Lands in Parliament Square
@LGwalchmai95 The one show studio is actually in that direction too! About a mile away. Unless he's pointing to where Jenna needs to go for her Radio 1 interview :-)
5 hours, 43 minutes ago on Doctor Who Crash Lands in Parliament Square
I'm glad the damage to the Big Ben tower caused by that Slitheen craft has been fixed!
5 hours, 4 minutes ago on Doctor Who Crash Lands in Parliament Square
She's not the one who wanted to talk about it, she's there to talk about S8. Maybe there's a massive cliffhanger which would be spoiled by the knowledge about whether she's back for Christmas or S9. What do you expect her to say anyway?
4 hours, 55 minutes ago on Coleman on Exit Rumours: “I don’t want to tell you the truth”
Moffat doesn't need to teach Peter about spinning and half truths, this is the guy who played Malcolm Tucker!
21 hours, 54 minutes ago on Capaldi on Coleman Leaving Rumours
I've not been doing the marking bit, but would definitely ahead of Smith & Jones and Rose. Donna is great (even if to me she occasionally feels like a comedy character from the Catherine Tate show rather than a real person), and Wilf is wonderful (RIP Howard Attfield) but I find the whole concept of the Adipose brilliant, the sort of thing that RTD is really good at. A magic pill to lose weight, what a brilliant way to infiltrate a planet.
I love the ambiguity of the Adipose, yes they are stealing your fat, but for all the people that only lost fat and nothing else, well everyone's a winner! It's refreshing to have a cute 'villain', which in its own way is doing nothing wrong, the sort of bizarre scenario that no other show can feature.
19 hours, 47 minutes ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Partners in Crime
@Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd I believe there are 5 inch figures coming out, including a 5 inch Jenna (as Oswin) which facially is much better than the dreadful small one out last year that made her look like a man!
9 hours, 31 minutes ago on Capaldi on Coleman Leaving Rumours
@Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd I would heavily disagree with that monster rating! Monsters which consist of men with prosthetic or robot heads on are ten a penny in the show or in science fiction in general. "Monsters" which are cute looking baby creatures made up of human fat, are far more original and interesting!
19 hours, 43 minutes ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Partners in Crime
@Deus_Ex_Machina Matt never said HE would be back for S8, only WE would be back for S8, and if you consider WE to be the show, this was correct
19 hours, 39 minutes ago on Capaldi on Coleman Leaving Rumours
I can just imagine the reaction of David, Catherine and RTD, if before S4 had even started on screen, all the questions were about whether Catherine would leave after the series or not!
22 hours, 25 minutes ago on Capaldi on Coleman Leaving Rumours
@MatthewBagnall He mentioned the cliff-hanger, I'm pretty sure he never mentioned any names of actors though...
22 hours, 7 minutes ago on Capaldi on Coleman Leaving Rumours
but I don’t even know if she’ll get to Christmas
Liar, liar pants on fire! I understand why you're not telling us, but I think you do know Peter :-)
22 hours, 5 minutes ago on Capaldi on Coleman Leaving Rumours
@TardisBoy Maybe the Robin Hood they meet is fake, but at the end they meet the real Robin Hood!
1 day, 5 hours ago on Robot of Sherwood BBC Synopsis
@SonicTheHedgehogRules Gatiss generally is very historically accurate, and even the most expensive BBC costume dramas will have a little glitch spotted by someone :-)
1 day, 4 hours ago on Robot of Sherwood BBC Synopsis
As long as it's the right people being killed off, too many deaths can make dying a rather casual matter, and the death of a major character has to be the exception not the norm to make it memorable...
1 day, 4 hours ago on Moffat on Death: “There are dark times ahead”
@Mark McCullough @ImTheDoctor It needs it's own category of mock openers, with its new Companion, new domestic setup and even a change in the Doctor's outfit!
It would only be a one episode series of articles though :-)
1 day, 18 hours ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Smith & Jones
@supermoff @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey Maybe Martha as a character was considered a bit too vanilla by some? It's interesting that the following season, Donna was written to be a complete contrast, and was a big personality.
1 day, 19 hours ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Smith & Jones
As an opening episode, to me it lacks a certain amount of impact, especially when compared to Rose and the S4-7 openers. A perfectly decent opener, but not that memorable, though funnily enough it was actually the first episode of new Who I actually saw, having managed to miss the whole of the Rose era, and as I kept watching, I must have enjoyed it :-)
It''s good to try new things as a writer, and clearly here RTD wanted to change the Doctor Companion relationship, and show the Doctor being ambivalent towards the Companion. The problem being that is the Doctor isn't sure, then this rubs off on the public a bit.
As a viewer I guess we all want to whisked away by the Doctor, have an amazing adventure, be told we're brilliant and stay on the TARDIS to have lots of amazing adventures with him. At the end of Smith and Jones, you feel that Martha's done her bit of the bargain, but hasn't got the response she deserves, which didn't help her character's profile with the public, especially as she was an unknown when compared to Billie beforehand and Catherine afterwards...
1 day, 20 hours ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Smith & Jones
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @TheNightmareChild redecorated (You better like it) I think she's just jealous, she was slightly catty towards Clara during the dream sequence in Name of the Doctor!
1 day, 20 hours ago on Details on Series 8′s First Four Episodes
@TheNightmareChild redecorated (You better like it) A bit hypocritical for a Silurian to criticise Clara flirting with the Doctor when she's married to a human! The Doctor looks far more like Clara than Vastra looks like Jenny :-)
1 day, 21 hours ago on Details on Series 8′s First Four Episodes
At the end of Robot of Sherwood I can imagine one of the Doctor and Clara will be incredibly smug :-)
@Gustaff It doesn't sound particularly companion lite to me, as we'll no doubt see Clara and Danny's date, which will go on in parallel with the Doctor being weird before he turns up and ruins it!
1 day, 22 hours ago on Details on Series 8′s First Four Episodes
It'll be interesting what slots the BBC gives the programme once Strictly Come Dancing starts, as that's also a massively popular BBC Saturday evening programme
2 days ago on Into The Dalek BBC Synopsis
@SephoraNeedSeries8 I always thought he was a bit harsh on himself concerning The Beast Below, my only criticism would be that the 'nasty side' of 11 that emerged was a bit too sudden, it was almost as if he felt he had to show that Matt's Doctor wasn't all fish fingers and custard, but didn't build up to it enough.
3 days, 7 hours ago on The Moffat Co-writing Conundrum
@BazHood I imagine that the Gatiss episode, being a 'historical' will be more self contained, without Coal Hill, Danny etc
Another genuine fan of the show, what is it about Comedians and Doctor Who :-)
3 days, 5 hours ago on Chris Addison to Guest in Series 8 Finale
These are spoilery, but to me are teasers intended to whet the appetite, like the trailers for movies.
I am so looking forward to seeing the 12/Clara relationship especially after the comment from episode 8!
3 days, 5 hours ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
@Jenna Coleslaw @Gustaff As they're in the Radio Times, I think it's going to be impossible to avoid these quotes, even if you wanted to!
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey Though we don't know who said it and to whom? It could be Osgood talking to her Tom Baker scarf for all we know!
@The Abominable Zombie Hard to say. A massive chasm in their relationship, or they kiss and make up (in a not flirty way of course) and are stronger for the experience?
3 days, 4 hours ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
@TardisBoy It sounds like a unique Doctor Companion relationship, though I can't believe we would have a Companion permanently leaving the Doctor with bad blood between them...
@PaddyB Location shoots :-)
3 days, 3 hours ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
@They're all my favorite Doctor I imagine some of what he said will be misleading...
@TheOncomingSnow Clara: Danny, Danny wherefore art thou Danny?
12: What the hell are you doing up there Clara? No time to waste, the moon is under attack!
@Im His Carer @TheCosmicHobo2 Let's face it, ALL 13 will be great (if you include Christmas to make the reference work!)
@eddie1611 I guess we'll be forced to watch the series now, to find out :-)
Bits if the story aren't bad, but the silly bits are too silly for a series opener, which should capture the imagination, especially with a new Doctor/Companion combo. The humour of the body swap would have worked better once we got to know 10/Rose's dynamic more, preferably after a couple of darker episodes.
2 days, 19 hours ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: New Earth
@I Stole a Hatstand Interesting thoughts
"and finally realises she’s made the right decision"
This decision, was it taken before the episode in question or afterwards, and was it to leave the Doctor or stay with him? Or something else completely?
2 days, 19 hours ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
The weird thing is that Mummy on the Orient Express now sounds quite dark with a ruthless Doctor, when this is the episode with Foxes and Frank Skinner in! Perhaps the Doctor lets Frank Skinner die when Clara was a big fan...
2 days, 18 hours ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
Hoorah, Confidential was a bit padded, but having a new Companion arrive in S7 without a decent behind the scenes programme was silly.
What was ridiculous was the lack of a proper behind the scenes programme for Time of the Doctor, as there would be so much to cover for Matt's exit and Peter's introduction. By the sound of things we could have had a whole programme just covering the various ways Peter said kidneys :-)
2 days, 6 hours ago on “Doctor Who Extra” Announced
@TheDaleksDaughter @Ladydetemps @Antee991166 @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey The show was a bit padded, but there are always interesting new writers and guest stars to talk to, when you think of some of the people who appeared in S7
@supermoff As BBC3 will be dying soon (well going online) it does seem to way things are going...
Following this example, if Jenna leaves we'll need to find a new Companion who shares Peter's birthday of the 14th April!
2 days, 5 hours ago on Happy Birthday, Sylvester McCoy & Sophie Aldred
Really Hard choice.
Deep Breath, the new Doctor, a whole new Doctor/Clara relationship, feature length and I'll get to see it at Leicester Square with Peter, Jenna and Moff in attendance!
Into the Dalek sound fascinating and introduced Danny
Robot of Sherwood sounds like a big, fun romp, and Clara has a great look
Listen, a Coupling style episode should bring out the best in Moff
Time Heist, bankers and Clara in that purple suit,
The Caretaker set in Coal Hill should ramp up the tension nicely, and Roberts normally writes quite funny episodes
random number generator activated... Robot of Sherwood!
3 days, 22 hours ago on Poll: Your Most Anticipated Series 8 Story (Eps 1-6)
@ilyootha is back in home Universe @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @TardisBoy Previously there was a large gap between the end of the series and Xmas, so it made sense to have major plot conclusions at the end of the series. Now, with the large gap AFTER Xmas, I guess Xmas would be a sensible time for a Companion to leave. A big audience too..
4 days, 3 hours ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
@LGwalchmai95 Gatiss is generally very good with historical episodes, that have a touch of the macabre about them...
And Jenna is wearing a stunning dress in that episode - it must be funny for her to see cosplayers wearing an outfit for an episode that hasn't even shown yet!
4 days, 4 hours ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed
@EternalDoctor JTTCOTD may have been a Steven Thompson episode, but the section of the Doctor grilling Clara about the other versions of her was crucial to the arc and the finale, so I imagine Moff had a major input into this
4 days, 5 hours ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed