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I was thinking he looks quite a bit like Benedict Cumberbatch, actually.
1 day, 10 hours ago on Next Time: The Caretaker
Dalek Caan broke the time lock with an emergency temporal shift - so it's not out of the question. I think that, combined with the high probability that Clara comforting the Doctor counts as "something that was already there" (to quote the Doctor from The End of Time, if I'm understanding him correctly), makes it quite possible that the TARDIS was powerful enough to break through on this one occasion which had already happened as far as the Doctor was concerned and may have been a fixed point. Or, far more likely, only the Time War part of Gallifrey's history was locked. Or maybe it was just the Power of Plot. :P
2 days, 22 hours ago on Listen: Breaking the Time Lock?
Sounds like a dreadful Cybermen episode.
3 days, 9 hours ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review
And I read it and *have* read the leaked script (not watched the episode though) and while I do know what's going to happen, I really don't think this was "packed full of spoilers" unless you can guess which of "last year's more divisive endings" is being hinted at.
Remember what happened last time a child came in the TARDIS? And those ten seconds (and brief mention in Listen) are enough to remind one of Angie. Me, at least.
5 days, 6 hours ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8
A one-hit wonder per series back when he wrote exactly one story per series. That was a perfect track record.
1 week, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
Surely not? Doesn't that mean we actually do know the Doctor's name? Or surname, at least.
Not true. There was at least one young Clara shown growing up there.
Actually, listen closely, he's muttering stuff behind the Brigadier's lines too. "Typical Sontaran attitude... stop Linx... perverting the course of human history" is the full line, I think.
1 week, 2 days ago on Listen – 12 Hints & Teasers
@PaddyB @HopPyleen They cut a scene that was in the shooting script (and a rough version in the leaked copy. Maybe they just ran out of CGI budget to make it look good) in which the Dalek teleports back to the Dalek ship and then blows up both itself (in the same style as the Dalek from "Dalek") and the ship with it somehow.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
I love the new title sequence, except the weird sandy clouds, but the theme will probably take me a while to warm to, like the series 5-7 one did. It's really high and the synth is just screechy and bad. Too much like the 80s ones, which I'm really not a fan of. (It's exactly the same key as Colin Baker's version, by the way - at least it's not as high as the McCoy era one). I do love the bassline on it, just the synthesiser part is awful to my ears.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Examining Series 8’s New Title Sequence
@Meh Meh Meh Meh Meh Not really, the synth is rubbish - more like bzz wzz wzzzz than ooo weee oooooo, if you get my meaning. Needs to be more whistle-y.
1 month ago on Weird and Wonderful
@MaraBackman Sounds about right. "Who frowned me this face?" if delivered in a different tone, would be such an Eleven line (actually, having read the leaked script, there are quite a few Eleven-ish lines towards the beginning).
1 month, 1 week ago on Series 8 “Faces” Deep Breath BBC Radio Trailer
The Curator/possible future Doctor addressed this in The Day of the Doctor, I think. "I never forget a face." "I know you don't. And in years to come, you might find yourself revisiting a few!"
1 month, 1 week ago on Capaldi’s Hint On Past Whoniverse Appearances
@GabrieleLiuzzi Would have worked, except that means Clara never went into the Doctor's time stream, so her whole arc never happened. I'm still trying to work it out myself. I think it's a plot hole. :(
3 months ago on Trenzalore – What happened next?
@AztecsDaleksAndCavemen Sounds appropriately timey-wimey when you say it like that.
5 months ago on Matt Smith: I’ll happily come back
Why oh why must all but one of the episode 9s be the best episodes New Who's ever produced. ;; So hard to choose.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 1-10 Recap
@Rainbow Kidneys It's not about the grave, it's about the book. River writes the book AFTER the events of TATM and then sends it back in time to eventually somehow end up with the Doctor, so when he reads it he's reading what's going on during the events of the episode (as we know), so he can't read ahead or he'll be reading - and fixing - his own future. The book already established that TATM was "Amelia's Last Farewell", so he didn't/wouldn't see them again, and that Amy and Rory "lived well and were very happy" in NYC. He knows that he didn't rescue them because he's read the book, regardless of the grave. So that's fixed, like Moff!Doctor says.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Moffat Explains Doctor’s Timey Tomb
@Frank the Bunny Jack's immortal, and River's "taking the age down a little, just gradually, to freak people out". Even in real life, apparently.
6 months, 1 week ago on Happy Birthday, Alex Kingston & John Barrowman
Plus, Carole Ann Ford doesn't exactly still look like she did 50 years ago, and there was no way you could reconstruct all the necessary lines from archive footage. So unless we consider using the woman who played her for An Adventure in Space and Time, Susan's out.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Day of the Doctor
@Deus_Ex_Machina He can certainly act the part too. Watch Game of Thrones some time. :D
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Major Series 8 Villain Revealed?
10/10, rounding up from 9.5 - It loses half a point for Strax being in it just a leeeetle bit too much at some slightly strange points. Just before 11 goes to meet Clara at her house, for instance, he seemed quite out of place. The rest though, perfect.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Snowmen
4/10 from me, would have been lower but the ending with the Ponds was great :)
7 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe & Series 6 Recap
Even if it had referred to the finale, it wasn't this episode that spoiled it - A Good Man Goes To War had her mentioning "now they've taken a child, and they're going to turn her into a weapon just to bring you down" and then revealing she was Melody, so anyone could work out from that that she kills the Doctor. Anyway 9/10, I must be one of the few people who adore this episode.
7 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: Let’s Kill Hitler
7/10 for the first half, I think, nicely developed themes and characters, and I did actually enjoy the cliffhanger. 3/10 for most of the second, especially the way it dealt with the aforementioned cliffhanger (I rather expected the Ganger-Doctor to be an antagonist and the pre-credits thing did seem to set that up, but then he stabilised and got sane and proper-looking surprisingly quickly), and for the rather awful Ganger-monster, but 10/10 for the cliffhanger.
7 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Rebel Flesh / The Almost People
My ten biggest tearjerkers, in no particular order except the first two are my top two: 1) Donna getting her memory wiped. Gets me in floods of tears EVERY time. 2) The WWI/Remembrance Day scenes at the end of The Family of Blood, again every single time. 3) "Hello. Hello Doctor. It's so very, very nice to meet you." 4) "All those people..." - The Fires of Pompeii. 5) River's death, the first few times, but I've watched that episode so many times by now that it only really gets me if I watch all the River stories in the order she experiences them, except Name of the Doctor - so it comes at the end of a story rather than the beginning; if I watch it in that order River dying still gets me every time. 6) Owen and Tosh dying in Torchwood 7) The Master's death 8) The jump from Winter Quay, except I did think the music went from amazing to a bit cheesy right at the most otherwise tearjerking point - didn't like the drums much. 9) Amy at the end of The Girl Who Waited. 10) "Goodbye, my Sarah Jane!" By the way, how do you do paragraph breaks on Livefyre? :/
7 months, 1 week ago on 10 Most Heartbreaking New Who Moments
You can switch those off from your profile settings :)
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
@TimeLord22 Noooo, don't quote that, that scene makes me cry every time ;;(bye Disqus!)
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Site Update: 3 February 2014