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@Amy is Hannibal The tiles for episodes 3,4,5,7,8 and 9 all came from the same source even before there was confirmation for the first three. Therefore, they are pretty certain. The rest is a little more up in the air, but I wouldn't wonder if they all turned out to be true.

11 hours, 50 minutes ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE

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@TAFKA-A I don't pretend, Doctor Who is the most amazing thing ever. Personally, I love a good comedy episode. What's the point in being a grown-up if you can't be a little childish sometimes?

11 hours, 59 minutes ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE

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@Amy is Hannibal And nothing says that T-Rex and villain can't be droids as well.

12 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE

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@TAFKA-A @Planet of the Deaf if you're not prepared to watch silly fluffy episodes from time to time Doctor Who is the wrong show for you.

12 hours, 14 minutes ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE

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@DaftDalek The bold episode titles are from the leaked scripts, so they're definitely true.

12 hours, 30 minutes ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE

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@Wibbly-Wobbly is John Reese @supermoff I'm of neither country, so I may be a little out of the loop there, but to me it looks a little like a one-way thing. The recent Batman movies starred a British lead actor and were directed by a British director and I didn't see anyone bat an eyelid because of that. But the idea of an American actor in the show comes up and that means America is taking over the show. Or remember the absolutely embarassing behaviour of the fanbase after the ComicCon trailer last year. It's just ridiculous sometimes.

3 days, 15 hours ago on Zoe Saldana Wants Doctor Who Role

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@Ottoman14 Shouting doom about episodes no one has even seen yet based on ridiculous assumptions is not equal to "having an opinion".

1 week, 1 day ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8

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@babbitdukes You are literally considering that a guest appearance of a singer (something which has happened in The Empty Child and A Christmas Carol among others) might "ruin" the episode. Is it possible to approach ANYTHING more negatively?

1 week, 1 day ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8

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The debate on whether two-parters are a good thing or not is certainly one to be held, but it can't be debated on with comparisons to the classic series. Fact is, if they made The War Games today in that timespan, the whole production crew would have to hold on very tightly to their jobs. 

Television has changed. People who grew up with the new series (including me) have some trouble finding justification on why about half of The War Games (and a good number of other classic serials) consists of the protagonists getting captured, freeing themselves and getting recaptured again. You just can't do that nowadays. And there's a reason for it. Length is by no means an indicator for quality. The Power of Three didn't cry out for a second part, it just had a very badly written ending. The story never would've worked over two whole episodes. And I think people would like The Almost People and The Hungry Earth a lot more if they were only 45 minutes long. 

I feel like the format for series 8 is perfect: A big 75 minute opener, all stand-alone stories until the two-part finale. 

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Are Longer Stories Better? Five Classics

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@theshipoftime @Me and Stuff @The Genie @TheOncomingSnow @TomLong2 Matt Smith is probably the greatest actor who ever played the Doctor and if anybody knows how to deliver lines, he does.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer

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@The Genie @TheOncomingSnow @TomLong2 I think it was Chris from Radio Free Skaro who said something like: "I hate to be the guy to tell people they should stop watching, but if you didn't enjoy The Day of the Doctor as a Moffat script, then you can honestly ditch the series for the next few years, because it won't get any better than this."

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer

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@StephenAHayes Moffat has done this pretty much for most minisodes. With a few exceptions, all the minisodes have been just set in the TARDIS so he could spend the money on the main show.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Dalek Story Details for Series 8?

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Seems like an interesting way of bringing the Daleks back without any of the usual business. If this proves to be true, it definitely looks like this series is incredibly ambitious. I mean, they're doing some really weird stuff, aren't they? Love it. 

Phil Ford's other teaser for this episode was "lasagna". Doesn't the Dalek creature inside the shell remind you of something?

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Dalek Story Details for Series 8?

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@Baker Street is excited for Series 8! Yeah, it's a shame. Fingers crossed for the Christmas special. Let's hope he doesn't become the new Toby Haynes.

4 weeks ago on Series 8: Frank Cottrell Boyce Confirmed

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Here's what I love about the DoctorWhoTV community: Over on /r/gallifrey on Reddit, I haven't seen a single comment so far (although to be fair, there aren't that many) that sounded like this episode might be something to look forward to. Instead: dismissal, uh, child actors, uh, what a rubbish idea, the Doctor as a kid, et cetera... Of course they all know it's going to be bad, because they already know everything about it. Just as they knew that The Day of the Doctor would be a big disappointment because it wouldn't feature Colin Baker in a wig. 


It's kind of rare to see a community on the internet that is able to just sit back and say "well, that sounds interesting, I'm not sold on it yet, but hopefully they can pull it off". It's a great thing, really. 


Sorry for going off-topic, but we all love being in a good mood every now and again. 

4 weeks ago on Series 8: Frank Cottrell Boyce Confirmed

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@DWTV ...aaand it would enable them to film an episode while the main cast are on a world tour without it being a Doctor-lite. That schedule looked incredibly tight, but if you put it like this...

4 weeks ago on Series 8: Frank Cottrell Boyce Confirmed

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@SteviePenny Also, it has no watermark.

1 month ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave

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@Rani Nose @Me and Stuff @supermoff  @JJ2000 Very good. So it's two characters. How fun.

1 month ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave

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@SteviePenny It wasn't anyone from the production team. Although there is speculation right now that it might be fake. Who nose...

1 month ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave

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@supermoff  @JJ2000 The only male characters that appear more than once in Moff's era are the Doctor, Rory and Strax. I would love to hear an elaboration on how those three are the same. :D

1 month ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave

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A general warning: There might be a new update coming in soon, a photo of a script page. DO NOT READ IT. That's where it stops being all fun and speculation and you get into serious BIG TIME spoilers. I wish I hadn't read it.


Although, if you don't care about this stuff at all, then why not.

1 month ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave

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@TardisBoy Well it's not like you HAD to click on the article.

1 month ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave

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Argh. 

Now I wish I hadn't seen that very last picture. Oh god, I'm so excited for this. I think I've forgotten how to breath.

1 month ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave

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Careful everyone, this article doesn't seem very trustworthy. 

First of all, it says that Cottrell Boyce is "believed" to write an episode and that it's "a Dalek two-parter". Those are rumours that are almost half a year old now. There isn't any new information. 


Also, the "it's a pleasure to write it" quote doesn't sound at all like he's completed his script. It sounds like he has just been commissioned. 


And finally, one of the producers talked about there being "two new writers" this series. Cottrell Boyce would be the third. 


My guess is that they used the announcement of Deep Breath to re-use some very old material from when they got a chance to talk to him a while back. And it's likely that his script was pushed back to series 9.

1 month ago on Series 8: The Final Writer?

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@Unibot It's not delayed, it's just at the end of the schedule.

1 month ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE

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@CyberSmith Because the only companion that got ever brough back for something other than a special was Sarah Jane. Doctor Who is and as always been about going forward, not reveling in the past.

1 month ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave

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@Rorschach's_Journal_of_Impossible_Things It wouldn't strike me as something the Doctor would do. Especially since he's regenerated.

1 month ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave

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@The Watchful Guardian @TheNameOfTheDoctor Nah. If they ever get Peter Jackson, they sure as hell won't give them just some old episode in the middle of the series.

1 month ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE

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@Amy is Hannibal Yup, maybe that Easter special is just a little late...

1 month ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE

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@TheNameOfTheDoctor Movies and shows are always filmed out of order. Depends on locations, who is availabe, budget issues, whether it's CGI-heavy etc.

1 month ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE

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@TardisBoy Yeah, I remember that. Most likely a misunderstanding. I think he allegedly said "3 episodes", so that doesn't make any sense.

1 month ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE

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@TardisBoy Well, it's possible, but unlikely. They would have to shoot the episode while the series is already airing. If something goes wrong, an actor gets sick, they get a budget problem etc. they don't have any time to deal with it. Also, you need time for a good episode. Post-production takes at least as long as just shooting it.

1 month ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE

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@Baker Street is excited for Series 8! Doubt it'll bet series 6 for me, but boy, I'm excited for this one! Moffforevs!

1 month ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE

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@TardisBoy No, it won't. Episode 10 is very probably already in pre-production and will be the last episode to shoot before they go on the world tour. There hasn't been announcement about either writer or director, we'll have to wait for that. The Christmas Special will shoot in September.

1 month ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE

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Love the "Look How Far We've Come" video. The person who does these is really quite a genius.

1 month ago on Weird and Wonderful

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I'm repeating my comment (which was not a response to a particular comment, I should add) from when the story broke a few days ago: 


There are times when you nitpick stuff because there are things about it you don't like. And there are times when you should just shut up. Which is what I will do now.

1 month ago on Why the Doomsday Farewell is Not the Greatest

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@supermoff @ahunter8056 @Malohkeh And they waited a gazillion hours before the hall.

1 month ago on No Doctor Who Panel At San Diego Comic-Con 2014

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@Amy's on the Mofflex Diet That wasn't the cliffhanger. The cliffhanger was the fact that a new Doctor had just turned up on our TV screens and we didn't know anything about him. It's not a cliffhanger in the literal sense, but it definitely made the wait pretty unbearable.

1 month ago on Moffat Teases Massive Cliffhanger

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@The Watchful Guardian @Galax @EarthbenderRise Yeah, and people also guess that every single new character is either the Master or the Rani. Face it, people guess EVERYTHING. There were one million theories thrown around about Clara and River's identity and they all sounded equally believable. People were writing "no, that's ridiculous" under the River is Amy's daughter theories before series 6 just as they were writing under all these theories. And if there's a million of them, of course one or two will turn out to be right in the end.

1 month ago on Moffat Teases Massive Cliffhanger

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@ilyootha @Galax I didn't see ANY speculation about that ANYWHERE until Moffat said it himself. Please prove me wrong.

1 month ago on Moffat Teases Massive Cliffhanger

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@TheValeyardsMimeArmy Oh yeah. How boring the last scene of series 7 was.

1 month ago on Moffat Teases Massive Cliffhanger

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He's not written anything for a good while though. I think he's happy being the lead actor.

1 month ago on Series 8: The Almost Complete Line-Up

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Ep 10 is most likely Neil Cross, Cottrell-Boyce's has been pushed back to series 9 I presume.

1 month ago on Series 8: The Almost Complete Line-Up

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They're going to film it after the tour.

1 month ago on Series 8: The Almost Complete Line-Up

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There are times when you nitpick stuff because there are things about it you don't like. And there are times when you should just shut up. Which is what I will do now.

1 month, 1 week ago on Doomsday Farewell Declared Greatest Sci-Fi Moment

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@microbat98 The only other rushed ending I can think of right now is Nightmare in Silver. I know some people had problems with the reset button in Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, but rushed is the wrong adjective.

1 month, 1 week ago on Unpopular Opinion? The Power of Three

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This story is definitely a case of a rushed ending overshadowing the rest of the story for too many people.
I always loved this story. It showcases the character development of the Ponds better than any other episode and that makes it the perfect lead-up to The Angels Take Manhattan. Thanks a lot for the article!

1 month, 1 week ago on Unpopular Opinion? The Power of Three

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@Master Michael Moon They used that location for a number of episodes already, it doesn't have to do anything with the Undergallery.

1 month, 1 week ago on Series 8 Filming: Finale Clue

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@Rani Nose @Antee991166 The s is what makes the difference. You're confusing two words there.

1 month, 1 week ago on DWM #475: Vastra, Strax & Jenny are Back

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