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See, this is why the Doctor's confidence in Clara in Kill the Moon made no sense. He said he knew she'd make "the right choice," but she went with the needs of the few on that choice, something that Capaldi's Doctor seemed less likely than his predecessors to do himself.
1 week ago on Doctor Who’s Impossible Choices and the Trolley Problem
Awesome!! I'm hoping the stories will at least make reference to Miracle Day. Can't Doctor Who just admit that it happened? :D
1 week, 6 days ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction
Gotta have more Radio Plays / Audiobooks! We can't be left with "Mr. Invincible" as the final audiobook!! :D
2 weeks ago on Eve Myles Hopeful for Torchwood Series 5
@Please call me Gus "Forever" is such a Torchwood ripoff lol :D
@Oswin, Happy that Clara stays ! It's only one small set, and the next step is LEGO video game?
4 weeks ago on Lego Doctor Who Is Officially Happening in 2015
@Supermoff, member of CATS Wait...what? 3, 2, and 3? Are you trying to pull a Moffat number-retcon over us?! :P
1 month, 1 week ago on The 12 Best Written Moffat Characters
@TheWibblyLever Esther is dead. If the audio books are anything to go by (and they probably are), I'm assuming it means Jack, Gwen, Rhys, Rex, and Sergeant Andy. They've shown up in most of the post-Miracle Day audio works.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Barrowman Reveals New Torchwood Plans
@Baker Street They don't have to retcon anything. Listen to the audio stories, a lot of them are really good, and many take place with the entire old team.
YES!!!!! YES!!!!! YESSSS!!!!!!!!!!
The Doctor DOES have superpowers: psychic abilities, regeneration, and extra resistance to certain things humans are weak to. He has these because he's an alien, but so are Thor and Superman.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Is the Doctor a Superhero?
@whisperman1 I agree. The big problem with the episode was that the big decision Clara had to make was solved by a move that SHOULD HAVE, according to all the information she had at her disposal, resulted in the massive loss of many, many lives on Earth. And the fact that they just handwaved those legitimate concerns away by instantly replacing the Moon was inexcusable to me.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Kill the Moon
@Unibot I just rewatched In the Forest of the Night, and while I kind of enjoyed it the first time, I actually found myself hating it with a passion on rewatch. The class of children were so thinly and obviously written and acted, the Doctor basically said "Screw you!" to all parents who treat their children for mental disorders, the only actual threats felt pretty contrived (the statue in Trafalgar Square falling on them at exactly the right time, the animals escaping their cages in the zoo - what happened to them after the trees went away?!), the sister magically reappearing at the end was completely undeserved IMO from both a logical and a story's perspective, the children-written message to the world at the end didn't actually seem very convincing, and I felt the episode was way too persistent in nailing its environmental message into my head.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
It's "Gangster Santa"!! :D
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Last Christmas New Clip
@TheOncomingHurricane I know a few people who have started watching Doctor Who now because it's been serious instead of fun and silly, so it doesn't surprise me all that much.
3 months ago on Who is YOUR Doctor? The Results
@Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. I thought of the ERBoH Moses vs. Santa Claus video :D
3 months ago on Frost on “Gangster” Santa, Last Christmas Monsters
@Whogasms knows THAT MISSY TELEPORTED, NOT DIED! I consider it the best of the RTD Era. I thought it had the best overall flow and stories.
3 months, 1 week ago on New Who Finale Face-Off: Your Top 8
Started in 2010, and I saw all of season 5. In retrospect, that's the perfect place to start someone out on NuWho; such a marvelous opener followed by an incredibly strong stand-alone season.
3 months, 1 week ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?
@JacobHaggerty But the point is that he couldn't really be anyone's "Your" Doctor, because he was only the Doctor for one episode. It's not a vote for favourite Doctor.
@Benjamin Bradley @The Raider She was just as insane and nearly as childish as John Simm's take, and she was as incredibly malicious as earlier incarnations. In my opinion, her characterization was perfect for playing off of Capaldi's Doctor.
3 months, 1 week ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master
@VictorWong1 I don't understand how anyone can think that Missy was intended to be not the Master from the start of the series. They chose the name "Missy"; what are the odds of that happening if it wasn't intentional to reveal her as the Master? Moffat made her a woman and distinct enough from other incarnations so that people would be caught off-guard at the end of the penultimate episode. The idea that Moffat thought up an entire character, backstory and all, cast the part, and then right before the season began (or ended), thought, "Wait! Let's make her the Master! Brilliant!" is silly to me.
@Clara Bosswald wants a Kate Stewart Spin-off @oozewho I love your picture :D
@AdamDanielJohnThompson @HohenheimOL She killed a character beloved by the fandom and threw the Brigadier's daughter out of an airplane, which are two things none of the other Masters (apart from maybe in Big Finish) ever did. In my mind, that's way more powerful than just conquering the world just for the sake of conquering it again.
@ManonMute Moffat isn't executive producer. I guarantee you, Doctor Who will end one day, and if there hasn't been a female Doctor or a black Doctor by then, the producers will probably use it as a last-ditch attempt to increase flagging ratings, for good or ill.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Death in Heaven Review (Part 2): Questions, Questions
@jay91lfc That plot is not forgotten, but it's over.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on 12 Great Moments From Death in Heaven
@SonicTheHedgehogRules Why would the Zygon possibly stick around, let alone act like Osgood would?
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat on Finale Death, Master Future
@Loving Series 8 The Mistress...her accent was varying wildly in this episode, but it seemed firmly Scottish in some of her scenes with the Doctor.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven
@ElyotWren There's a difference between "exploring an idea" (which this episode did NOT do) and telling everyone watching, "Y'know those people you were close to whom you cremated? Well, they felt it." (which the episode ALMOST did)
3 months, 4 weeks ago on BBC Defends Dark Water Complaints
@Planet of the Deaf The book on menopause was because she knew she was going to spend the rest of her life with Danny and she knew they'd have grandchildren, so she maybe was debating waiting to settle down.
4 months ago on Death in Heaven TV Trailer
@Gustaff Allow me to attempt to explain away your concerns. For your first question, here's the scenario: "Here's your key, don't worry about it getting damaged, it can withstand temperatures up to that of a volcano." The Doctor is always adding little addendums to his speech like that. As for your second concern, who said the Doctor was particularly hiding his keys? He doesn't tend to take people he mistrusts on the TARDIS.
4 months ago on Dark Water Review
@Harry doctor who Potter It's definitely Clara's gran. Calling it! :P
4 months ago on Dark Water Advance Preview
"Yes, he was being a bit of a jerk." He freaking dragged her with him to their deaths just so that he could be proven right in his bigotry!! Forget the fact that we as the audience knew they were going to survive, Clara thought the Doctor sentenced dozens of people (including her) to die just so that he could die with satisfaction knowing that he was right! If allowing dozens of innocents to die just to prove a theory doesn't deserve a slap, then what does?!
4 months, 1 week ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”
@gunslinger19 He freaking made a joke to a soldier about walking in the remains of her brother, who died hours ago. If nothing else, he has a twisted sense of humour. 9, 10, and 11 would never joke about that, having felt loss like that.
4 months, 1 week ago on 2nd Opinion: Flatline
@Unibot Clara DID believe in him, though. In Robots of Sherwood, Clara says of the Doctor, "You're a hero, aren't you? You save people." Clara has been losing faith in the Doctor because the Doctor has stopped showing that he cares about the people he saves, not because she's a horrible person.
@twoheartsonemind I think the thing that makes Twelve seem cold and heartless is that unlike 10 and 11, if he does something shockingly bad for the greater good, we very rarely see him show remorse for it. For example, in Into the Dalek, he gives someone false hope and then coldly states, "They were dead already," and then proceeds to make an off-colour remark to the soldier about walking around the remains of her dead brother. 10, for example, would've said, "I'm sorry, I'm so sorry." Twelve seems to have learned that it's easier to distance yourself from the people you're trying to save, because then it hurts less when you can't save them.
@the Doctor's euphonium Thank you for making all these points!! You've literally addressed the only three problems I had with this article.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Flatline Review
The screwdriver was NOT a magic fix-all in this episode. The episode made it pretty clear that the Doctor came up with a way that the TARDIS could return the creatures to their dimension; that's why the TARDIS needed full power. It was the TARDIS that stopped the creatures, not the sonic; all the sonic did was essentially "flip the switch" and activate the TARDIS, because it was a really cool shot.
The resolution didn't seem lacklustre to me. The Doctor said that they needed the TARDIS to be fully powered-up to take down the monsters. He merely used the sonic as a switch to activate the TARDIS.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline
I love "My Angel Put the Devil in Me." Only Doctor Who song I've ever bought.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Who Tunes: Ranking the Lyrical Songs of Doctor Who
@Typo42 I disagree. I think this episode was actually completely imbalanced in both counts. I think that people voted for the Doctor more than Clara because they're used to trusting the Doctor and not the companion (and some people hate Clara), and I think that the "lights on" won because of hindsight and because the Doctor said it was the right decision, and not because it was the actual right thing to do (because I think that it in the context of the episode, not one person would've voted lights on [which is why they didn't]).
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Kill the Moon: Who Was Right? Thoughts & Your Vote
@joe4 @LGwalchmai95 I AGREE. When Amy saved the Star Whale, she didn't do it because she couldn't let it die; she did it because she figured out that it wanted to help them and realized that it was the right choice. Clara knew it was the wrong choice for the planet but made it anyway.
@ Notsosmartguy is excited for Captain America 3 @joe4 @ahunter8056 Yeah. But if you choose to shoot your best friend on a whim and your best friend turns out to have been replaced by a robot which was plotting to kill you, then your awful decision turned out to be the right choice. Does that mean you were justified in killing your best friend on a whim?
@TheDreamer @ItsSmallerOnTheOutside His timing wasn't close enough for them to be saved.
@Oodkind, now in 2D! EXACTLY.
@Deus_Ex_Machina Also, and I never swear, but what the **** was he thinking, leaving Courtney with Clara?!! He dragged her along, her not actually knowing how much danger she'd be in, and he put her in completely unnecessary danger!! And the script didn't even MENTION this!
@John Chettiar He got it wrong in Beast Below, but this was an entirely different choice here, because Clara's decision actually should've had catastrophic consequences on the Earth. It was only because the script demanded it that all problems were hand waved away and there were no consequences. In the Beast Below, Amy didn't just blindly save the Star Whale in the hopes that it would stay; she REALIZED that the Star Whale wanted to help them and made her decision based on that. Clara made the decision because she couldn't bear to let the Moon be killed, and that's an ENTIRELY different action.
"Minorities, like the Moon’s “baby”, have rights which are non-negotiable." So much for an impartial analysis. And for the record, who gets to decide those rights? You? And does the life of a single minority really take priority over the trillions of lives of the inhabitants of the Earth (including every form of life?).
@Aikanikuluksi I entirely disagree that Clara is particularly "emotionally damaged" in any significant way. In fact, the most extraordinary part of Clara's character is her resilience; despite having faced trauma and mortal danger time and time again, she still keeps an appearance of normality. Furthermore, she's consistently portrayed as being extremely warm and friendly, very willing to striking up conversations and sharing her problems with complete strangers. I think everyone's "emotionally damaged" to an extent, but Clara is consistently shown to be overall extraordinarily emotionally STABLE, and not needing the love of a partner to survive.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Review
@Deus_Ex_Machina Suspense over the past week. I'm guessing it was Moffat's request, since the show did leave things uncertain last episode as to when, if ever, we'd see Clara again.
Well-written and interesting! I got a little exasperated at seeing not one, but TWO soldiers in this episode (other than the Doctor). I think they're working that theme in a little much this season :/
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express
To everyone reading these comments: Lonely George died a few years ago, the last of his species. Would you have risked destroying the entire planet to save him? Because that's what Clara did.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Poll: Lights On or Lights Off?