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Or Clara with Missy, with Missy going "I chose you well"...

12 hours, 8 minutes ago on Weird and Wonderful

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Was he waving his fist and shouting "Barrowman!"

12 hours, 22 minutes ago on Weird and Wonderful

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i hate to imagine Clara's reaction to that Doctor Missy picture...I'm sure it won't be squeeeee...

12 hours, 23 minutes ago on Weird and Wonderful

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Yes, the conversion process is far more chilling than the conventional zapping, especially when the person doesn't know they've been converted...

12 hours, 44 minutes ago on 51 Years Later: 5 Ways to Make the Daleks Menacing Again

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Say something nice...

12 hours, 57 minutes ago on Weird and Wonderful

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a) We badly need a break from the Daleks, I'm sure I'm not the only viewer who thinks "Oh, not again" when a Dalek story is announced. Make their return an event, not the annual Dalek episode

b) They need some 'character' development, Daleks going around zapping people, but ultimately losing, has been done a million times before. I liked the nanocloud in Asylum of the Daleks, for example, the gradual conversion of a person (potentially Amy) was a creepy new development.

c) Don't make them too powerful, a Nightmare in Silver situation where blowing up the planet was the only way to defeat the Cybermen, apart from being rather lazy plot writing, is hardly an option for Earth :-)


17 hours, 7 minutes ago on 51 Years Later: 5 Ways to Make the Daleks Menacing Again

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@YaelMoise @tombaker64 I can also imagine the reaction of the "Dwarfers" to Clara...

17 hours, 23 minutes ago on Gatiss: I don’t see why people are so obsessed with ‘Wholock’

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Doctor: Your choice Clara, where do you want to go, who want to see?

Clara: Well there's always been someone, an incredibly charismatic person with an awesome intellect, who goes around with his Companion, and has had so many faces on screen. 

Doctor: Er, but you're already with me Clara?

Clara: No, Sherlock Holmes!

Doctor: Clara, Sherlock is a fictional character. I've read the books myself, not hard to work out who done it of course, well not hard for me anyway.


John: I keep hearing about this alien character called The Doctor, who flies in time and space in a blue Police box, saving planets and universes. I think we should meet him, it  might be interesting.

Sherlock: The Doctor is a fictional character! For some reason people like to watch a TV show about a egotistical genius and his assistant. I will say one thing about him.

John: What?

Sherlock: He has the better looking assistant.

17 hours, 50 minutes ago on Gatiss: I don’t see why people are so obsessed with ‘Wholock’

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It's weird that Doctor Who figures are in imperial sizes, the trad size is 5" ie 5 inches, many of the recent ones are 3.75", whereas I am after the 5' version, ie a 5 foot version :-)

1 day, 12 hours ago on 10 Last Minute Christmas Gifts for a Special Whovian

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Christmas invasion easily, as a concise and clever introductory episode that was a nice homage to Pertwee's first story!

The End of Time to me tried to hard to be epic and as a result lost some of its soul...

1 day, 12 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs The Christmas Invasion

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Yeah, I'm really after the 5' clara Oswald figure...

1 day, 15 hours ago on 10 Last Minute Christmas Gifts for a Special Whovian

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Not keen on the 3.75" Clara Oswald figure as the face just isn't right, but am worrying tempted by the 5" Oswin figure :-)

1 day, 16 hours ago on 10 Last Minute Christmas Gifts for a Special Whovian

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@supermoff I'm sure he will retain some part of his sarcy nature


I loved the contrast between 

"Do you think I care for you so little that betraying me would make a difference?" which is one of the tenderest things ever said by a Doctor, to right afterwards

" Cut out the whining while you're at it. We've got work to do." 


As it shows he has real feeling towards Clara, but won't dress it up in soft soap when there's work to be done

1 day, 17 hours ago on Last Christmas Advance Review

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Several angry readers contacted the Daily Mail to complain about the show, and insisted the BBC should take it off air.


Among them a Mr D Alek felt the show should be "exterminated from our screens", a Mr C Yberman felt it should be "deleted", while a Miss Y wanted the BBC to "show something nice" instead

1 day, 18 hours ago on Last Christmas Allegedly “Too scary” for Kids

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A pudding bucket?

1 day, 19 hours ago on Last Christmas Allegedly “Too scary” for Kids

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A typical non story, which shows how important the show is, as tabloids only run such stories about major programmes...

Moff won't mind the publicity anyway, it might attract a few new viewers who were put off from watching a so-called kids show!

1 day, 20 hours ago on Last Christmas Allegedly “Too scary” for Kids

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Moving on from, well you know what, a really positive review, which along with the strong reviews I've seen elsewhere has really filled me with excitement!

I'm hoping (and am quietly no moderately confident) that Clara will stay, but if she is to depart, this episode sounds like it will do her justice.

2 days, 12 hours ago on Last Christmas Advance Review

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Oh, another of these really confusing DWTV polls where a new entrant gets to take on a first round winner (and why does TEOT get this benefit?)


Leaving all that aside, I'm not that bothered as I'm not over keen on either episode...

2 days, 12 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs Voyage of the Damned

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@supermoff  @jamesanash101, Agent of the C.O.M.P.A.N.I.O.N.S As long as after he kills them he does a "ho ho ho"

2 days, 12 hours ago on Last Christmas Advance Review

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That first paragraph got me worried, that at 6.15 instead of the Doctor, I'd be watching Doctor Cotton...

2 days, 12 hours ago on Last Christmas Advance Review

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@bringmeknitting Using science to defend the episode was a bit of a tactical boo-boo to be fair :-)

2 days, 15 hours ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms

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@The Dreamer wants her Who Christmas NOW! That Tiger scene was a bit cringey now you mention it, I must bring a torch with me to fight off big cats!


Danny's complete lack of interest in the bigger picture nicely showed to me how he and Clara would never make a couple, road accidents notwithstanding...

2 days, 15 hours ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms

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Defending ITFOTN on the basis of scientific accuracy is daft, as it makes no scientific sense.


The thing is though, I liked the episode. It had a certain lyrical quality to it, it had some nice interactions between Clara, the Doctor and Danny showing how Clara's attitudes were so different to Danny's, and that the Doctor had mellowed since Kill the Moon in his attitude to Earth. A more child friendly episode made sense, seeing that it was followed by a finale with some very dark themes.


It's not my favourite episode, but I applaud the attempts to do something different to the usual Earth being attacked by aliens, followed by explodey-wodey sequences and extras being zapped.

2 days, 16 hours ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms

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@supermoff  @Planet of the Deaf @Mikeyboss182 @Notsosmartguy Yes, the wife of the couple who met the Doctor and Clara when they first encountered the truth field...

3 days, 10 hours ago on The Christmas Conundrum

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@Mikeyboss182 @supermoff  @Notsosmartguy The problem was having an arc heavy (VERY arc heavy) episode going out on Christmas Day. You couldn't do such an episode on that day without some light bits as well. As I've said elsewhere, we needed a Christmas Episode PLUS his regeneration episode.

On a lighter note, it was good to see Del Boy's Raquel now living in Trenzalore :-)


3 days, 12 hours ago on The Christmas Conundrum

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To me a Christmas Day episode should 

Be funnier than regular episodes, as I want to be entertained on Christmas day

Not too complicated or detailed dialogue heavy as it's hard to concentrate in a full house when you're stuffed/tipsy, 

Not too arc heavy, as non Who fans will be watching

A bit Christmassy, exploit the day!

Be visually and musically stunning

Be emotional, but not leave me on a downer

Have some great scenes!



3 days, 12 hours ago on The Christmas Conundrum

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@supermoff To me the detailed arc centric elements of Time of Doctor weren't ideal for Christmas Day, when you're stuffed/drunk/tired/surrounded by relatives! It needed a rewatch, which I didn't get until 2 days later!


I'd have much preferred a 2 parter, a lighter Christmas day episode followed by a deeper 2nd part a few days later...

3 days, 12 hours ago on The Christmas Conundrum

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@Antee991166 Personally, an episode of Doctor Who aired on last afternoon/early evening on Christmas Day should have a different feel to a regular episode. To me Time of the Doctor (and The End of Time) weren't the right type of episodes to show on a day with a full house of people, and tipsy/stuffed viewers with lowered concentration spans!

3 days, 12 hours ago on The Christmas Conundrum

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I see you don't like Christmassy Christmas episodes!


In terms of your categorisations, I would suggest that the 2 Victorian episodes are LESS Christmassy than your fairly Christmassy episodes. The Next Doctor is all about Jackson Lake (good) and Cybermen (not so good), while The Snowmen (which I love incidentally) is very wintry with the snowmen, but has little connection to Christmas really other than the tears at Christmas line. Time of the Doctor is more Christmassy than The Snowmen, with it's scenes at Clara's flat and the turkey...


A different question might be should the Christmas episode be self contained or tied into the overall arc? The 2 regeneration episodes, The Christmas Invasion and The Snowmen are all important episodes for the arc of the show, and thus may be harder to follow for someone who rarely watches the show, but more satisfying for the core viewer?

3 days, 12 hours ago on The Christmas Conundrum

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@ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. I'm the other way round, I did a S1-S4 rewatch earlier this year, but for some reason (probably because I was eager to get to S4) missed out VOTD and never went back to it!

3 days, 13 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: Voyage of the Damned vs The Next Doctor

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It's always interesting to refer to the Doctor Who magazine poll to see the overall position of episodes amongst its readership, and...

The Next Doctor                 149th

Voyage of the Damned     158th


So the vote should be close. Interestingly The Runaway Bride was 153rd, so these mid RTD era Christmas specials are very evenly rated.


For completeness

The Christmas Invasion  57th

The End of Time               82nd

3 days, 14 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: Voyage of the Damned vs The Next Doctor

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@SWTV I suspect the votes after Last Christmas will be skewed by whether the person is a Clara lover or hater, and their reactions to Clara leaving/staying/living/dying//kissing the Doctor/punching the Doctor!

3 days, 16 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: Voyage of the Damned vs The Next Doctor

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@SWTV A lot of Moff episodes are surely the other way round, requiring several rewatches to fully comprehend?

I hate Time after the first watch, thought it OK after the 2nd, and now quite like it!

3 days, 17 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: Voyage of the Damned vs The Next Doctor

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@Notsosmartguy  @TheNightmareChild, agent of R.A.C.C.O.O.N. 10 and Jackson Lake were by far the best bits of the episode!

3 days, 17 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: Voyage of the Damned vs The Next Doctor

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Voted for The Next Doctor, though neither is up there in my'hall of fame'. 

While I hated the cybermen aspects of the episode, I really liked Jackson Lake, and his scenes with Ten when he realised the truth were quite touching. 

3 days, 17 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: Voyage of the Damned vs The Next Doctor

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@supermoff

Doctor: And for my next trick Clara, I will make Gallifrey reappear!

[Clara folds her arms sceptically]

Doctor: Hocus pocus, timey-wimey, izzy-wizzy, let's get busy!

[Big puff of smoke]

Clara: It's a rabbit

Doctor: No, it's Gallifrey! Missy turned Gallifrey into a rabbit!

Clara: No, it's just a rabbit. Cute thing though!

4 days ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed

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After Don't stop me now in Mummy on the Orient Express, will Foxes be back to sing another Queen song, A Kind of Magic...

4 days ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed

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The magician's apprentice is Strax...

Doctor: And for my next trick I will saw my lovely assistant in two

Strax: Sir, are you sure about this. Cutting me in two would be an act of war, and I'd have to summon the legions of the Sontaran warrior forces down to destroy you

Doctor: {whispering} It's a trick, you just pretend to be cut in two

Strax: And another thing sir, don't ever call me lovely . Yuk

4 days, 1 hour ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed

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@DrMalcolmT @Planet of the Deaf But surely characters should reflect the real world, and by laddish I'm thinking of the beer and football bloke, the sort of guy that large numbers of men are like. Harry was a bit sexist, not strongly so, but enough to reflect a personality trait that exists out there.

We've had a whole series in  which for much of it the Doctor was actually quite unpleasant at times, a bit of laddish banter would be nothing by comparison!

Rory and Mickey when we first met them were clearly far weaker than Amy and Rose, they were the ones who were insecure and afraid while the women were far stronger in their relationships

The other cliche is the 'useless' man, so that the woman is confident and capable, while the man is a bit clueless but amiable. It creates great comedy (Craig for example) but is very one sided. I suspect that modern PC concerns wouldn't allow a companion like Jo Grant who was sweet and decent but not that sharp...

4 days, 1 hour ago on 4 Different Types of Companions Doctor Who Should Consider

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@TheTimeTraveller is excited for Last Christmas "And meet your replacement... Clara Who!"

4 days, 10 hours ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed

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@Tardis Boy The funny thing is how advance reviews can affect your anticipation. For example Den of Geek raved about Kill the Moon and I spent the whole episode waiting for it to live up to their review, whereas the following week they were unenthusiastic about Mummy which was when you look at the comments and scores one of the most popular episodes in the series! 

4 days, 10 hours ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed

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@Tardis Boy Well that was a leak from the production itself, rather than someone at the preview today blabbing. 

There's no way they'd blab after going to an official preview, as the paper would then be barred from ALL TV previews,

4 days, 10 hours ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed

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@SWTV I think the reputable sites will keep schtum on that point, as apart from anything else, they'd lose their access to advance viewings if they blabbed! 

4 days, 10 hours ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed

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@SWTV A fun rollercoaster using Santa's sleigh? I guess not...

4 days, 10 hours ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed

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@SWTV So at 7.15 I'll definitely be needing a drink one way or another!

4 days, 10 hours ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed

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@supermoff  @Planet of the Deaf Danny Pink... You're Fired!


4 days, 10 hours ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed

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@supermoff It all makes sense, the Apprentice final is on Sunday, and the winner gets to join the TARDIS in S9!

4 days, 10 hours ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed

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@Notsosmartguy Leave her alone, I was the one who thought of it first :-)

Got that music in my head now...

4 days, 10 hours ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed

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@Oodkind @Planet of the Deaf It's an awfully log wait though, a cliffhanger from December to be resolved in August/September time? I'm assuming that there was a Q&A session afterwards?

4 days, 10 hours ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed

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