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Well, that's a relief Finn ;)

1 week, 2 days ago on Doctor Who In Perspective 1974-1981

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As far as i am concerned, Mary Whitehouse is up there with Michael Grade, Davros and the countless other bitter and twisted megalomaniac individuals The Doctor has had to face over the last 52 years ...

1 week, 2 days ago on Doctor Who In Perspective 1974-1981

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I really wanted to 'like' your comment Typo, but i absolutely won't have a bad word said against Tegan ;)

1 week, 2 days ago on Doctor Who In Perspective 1974-1981

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@TheElusiveWhovian Has it been confirmed? 


I thought that it was all heresay.


I would like to read this confirmation that Doctor Who isn't contractually obliged to in some way include the Daleks each season!


Would you tell me the source, point me in the right direction to read it?


Thanks!

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Blink Director for Series 9

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@Antee991166  @NeutronFlow is gniwolf That is true, but i would really like her to  be part of the ongoing story as opposed to being just a reflection of what has already passed.


While Kate is bound to be loved, due to her legacy, i feel that up to now her character has been no more than painting by numbers. 


Kate Stewart ticks all the boxes that qualify her as a loved character, but only because she is the Brigadier's daughter. 


Maybe it's just me, but i feel the really interesting stuff that might have transpired, could well have come from Osgood. 


I feel it is a huge missed opportunity.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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I am really gutted (p**sed if you're not British!), that Mr Moffat decided to kill Osgood. 


While i'm really fond of the latest UNIT representaion and the history that is carried by Kate, daughter of Alistair, i can't help but think that Osgood (did she have a first name?), was the superior character of the two. 


It's such a real shame that we probably won't get the opportunity to explore her further.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@Deus_Ex_Machina You've been around here for such a long time DEM, and still no avatar?


Are you one of The Faceless Ones? 

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@MetamorphmagusWho Procrastination is everyone's best friend ;)

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@TardisBoy! As far as i can remember i'm pretty sure you're right about that TB.


3 weeks, 3 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2006 Part 3

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@TheOncomingHurricane @NeutronFlow is gniwolf @Supermoff, member of CATS @joseffwilliams I'm sorry, but i really cannot agree with your thoughts. I can think of no examples of female politicians being undermined by rumours of health issues. Could you present an example?


As far as i can see, the comment was solely referencing the fact that gossip and 'Chinese Whispers' , if oft repeated and embellished, can become 'fact', and the consequences that can ensue.


It would have worked just as well had the Prime Minister been male. 


Suggesting otherwise is a complete misnomer. 

3 weeks, 5 days ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@ Notsosmartguy  @NeutronFlow is gniwolf Well, ok. I know we all need to let off steam sometimes. 

It's just, well, we all know what chaos that sort of comment can create ...

3 weeks, 5 days ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@TheOncomingHurricane @Supermoff, member of CATS @joseffwilliams Ten used his six words to bring down the Prime Minister.


Where on Earth did you get the idea that this was sexism? 

3 weeks, 5 days ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@4sure @joseffwilliams A true reflection of all character types would present a more realistic world view. 

All sorts of people exist. 

To fail to represent the less feisty is tantamount to suggesting that they are unworthy of a spot in the limelight.


A narrow representation of individuals can be counter-productive and can lead to viewers of a similar nature feeling insignificant.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@ Notsosmartguy I think that your views regarding Moffat are quite clear to us by now. 


You appear to be doing no more with this comment than attempting to start an argument :(

3 weeks, 5 days ago on How Often Does Doctor Who Pass The Bechdel Test?

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@Strontium @MrJimiTheFish Next time one pops up, tell it to F Off ...  

1 month, 1 week ago on The 12 Best Written Moffat Characters

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@Spiridon93 'the Third Doctor brought me into Doctor Who'


... as your username suggests! :)


As does mine ...   ;)

1 month, 1 week ago on Doctor Who In Perspective 1970-1974

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@ Notsosmartguy is nervous about Miles's fate. I can't quite believe you only watched part of it !


Surely you didn't get bored part-way through? 

1 month, 1 week ago on Doctor Who In Perspective 1970-1974

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@Gustaff @NeutronFlow is gniwolfMmm. 

Which to choose?

'Fear Her' or  'National TV Awards'?


BRING ON THE CHLOE WEBBER!! 

1 month, 1 week ago on 2015 National Television Awards UPDATE

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I don't wish to offend anyone who enjoys this sort of thing, but personally, i cannot imagine a more banal way to spend an evening than watching this.


Of course i hope Doctor Who wins its category, but i think i'll pass on the programme and read the news here later on :)

1 month, 1 week ago on 2015 National Television Awards UPDATE

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The problem many fans have, myself included, is that Neil Gaiman went way beyond his remit with 'Nightmare in Silver'. 


Being commissioned to 'make the Cyberman scary again', does not mean 'change their nature beyond all recognition'.


To fundamentally alter them as he did, was to remove just that which made them chilling in the first place; that they are basically us with bits added.


He was asked for 'a Cybermen story' and gave us 'a generic robot story'.


So for him to attempt to counter the criticism of NIS by saying 'Oh, but i did stretch Matt Smith', is imo a rather feeble response. 


There are many other writers who too have provided Matt with wide ranging emotion and dialogue to flex his acting chops on, whilst still delivering a good solid story.


NB. I note that it has been suggested that the Cybermen would eventually evolve that far. 


Of course, logically, if they were real, this would be the outcome. 


However, for the purposes of Doctor Who, they should always remain true to the original conception.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Neil Gaiman on Nightmare in Silver Reception

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@supermoff 'but with Strictly airing in the Autumn, Doctor Who is unfortunately subject to being pushed around. :/ '


...which is exactly why it should be broadcast, unhindered, in a regular time slot, in the spring.


End of April start, and ending in July, would be just perfect.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on When Is the Best Time to Watch Doctor Who?

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@supermoff  @Planet of the Deaf

' Very true, they've inspired a generation :)'


I would add the word 'again' to that sentence.


Let's not forget that's how and why Doctor Who came back to the BBC in 2005. 


It was, and still continues to be, written and produced by fans who grew up with Classic-Who.  

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful

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Cyber Squirrel  !!!


How much better could 'The Next Doctor' have been had it featured this little fella and his mates rather that the Cybershades?


Ok, not a lot i grant you, but he's still quite brilliant. Hats off to the author for his clever idea. 


Nuts, check.


Very small Cyber helmet, check.

What's not to like?


1 month, 3 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful

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@TheBlueDiary i would like to see that!


As Clara is going nowhere for a while it would certainly help to alter the dynamic and prevent things becoming stale.


Oh, and kudos for using the word 'gang' instead of that oft-used cliche 'Tardis team', which arguably, is more cheesy than a Dairylea convention ;)

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Are you happy with Clara staying on? Poll Results

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@GalaxyEyes @gunslinger19 One immature response from 'GalaxyEyes', followed by several immature 'likes'. 

Incredible

Sometimes i really do wonder at the quality of some of the visitors to this site ... 

It's a shame that decent posters such as 'gunslinger19' have to put up with people like this.

2 months, 1 week ago on Female Doctor Poll Results & A Case For

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@The8th @John M Ocasio Parra Try 'Dailymotion' !       ;) 

3 months, 1 week ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?

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@I couldn't keep calling myself... The Master! Lol, that is REALLY clever :D 

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Christmas Special: Santa is Real, Not Evil

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@Beasts_a_Snarling is Really..... THE MASTER !I would say that a major nemesis character who has appeared on and off since the show was 8 years old is about as fundamental as it gets. 

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change

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@Spiridon93Lol, The Clangers! 

What's not to like!! XD

3 months, 4 weeks ago on Ranking the Master Stories (Part 1)

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@Scott1996'I really like Time-Flight, I mean I can see that it is rubbish but that doesn't stop me really enjoying it'

Lol. I think that makes you a PROPER fan XD




3 months, 4 weeks ago on Ranking the Master Stories (Part 1)

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@JamesStroudNowt wrong with loving Castrovalva and Mark of the Rani :)

3 months, 4 weeks ago on Ranking the Master Stories (Part 1)

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@ScribeyQuite fond of 'The Kings Demons' myself for all the reasons you said. 

Plus, it's a two-parter (classic-who style, app 25 x2 mins). 

A nice, compact interesting little story with a good cliff-hanger half way through :) 

3 months, 4 weeks ago on Ranking the Master Stories (Part 1)

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Brilliant article Will. Love your humorous take on it all. 

Best line: 

'Word of warning: don’t watch (The Ultimate Foe) if you’ve never seen the rest of The Trial of a Time Lord. 

It’s confusing enough to those of us who have seen it.

Hilarious, and so, so true XD 

Looking forward to part two :)



3 months, 4 weeks ago on Ranking the Master Stories (Part 1)

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@Amy is uniting the Earth Kingdom! Yes you can! You have every right to cite what you like. 

Equally, i have every right to question it's validity. 

You say 'Doctor Who has no canon'. I say it does, and for me that is the tv stories only, which came first and are the primary point of reference. The expanded whoniverse may be 'officially licenced', brilliant, inventive, wonderful, superb and often better than the tv show for some people, but it can also often be contradictory, as i'm sure you are aware. 

So for me, there has to be a bottom-line in terms of canon, and that is the tv series.

3 months, 4 weeks ago on A Study of Regeneration: Lord or Lady?

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@twoheartsonemind wants a Black Widow Movie @NeutronFlow is having a gender crisis @Amy is uniting the Earth Kingdom! Fair enough, i'm sorry that I offended you. :/

I agree, there are some great stories there, and you have every right to consider them canon, just as I have every right not to. 

For me, for the record, I view tv stories as strict canon and other stuff as a cool what if?, possibly, maybe? sort of 'sideline'.

3 months, 4 weeks ago on A Study of Regeneration: Lord or Lady?

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@Notsosmartguy Approves of female Master @NeutronFlow is having a gender crisis No probs there Notsosmartguy. 

As long as the Doctor continues to be a bloke, he can wear whichever face and colour he gets with pride. 

Unless he becomes Piers Morgan of course, in which case i would hope he regenerates again very quickly ...

3 months, 4 weeks ago on A Study of Regeneration: Lord or Lady?

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@Rani NoseLike your style Rani Nose. Lol XD

3 months, 4 weeks ago on A Study of Regeneration: Lord or Lady?

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@Notsosmartguy Approves of female Master Personally, i'm not happy with female Master, because as far as i am concerned, gender and identity are inextricably linked (even though some here would beg to differ). 

Black Doctor however? 

Bring it on! 

As long as the Doctor continues to be a male character, he could be purple for all i care. 

3 months, 4 weeks ago on A Study of Regeneration: Lord or Lady?

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@Lord Styro the DrashigOk. 

So are you suggesting then, that the Master is a woman now because that's what he wanted to be, and that he was able to somehow make that a reality?  

3 months, 4 weeks ago on A Study of Regeneration: Lord or Lady?

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@Amy is uniting the Earth Kingdom! Not sure you can validly back-up an argument by quoting non-canon fan-fiction which has clearly been authored by a sypathiser to your cause ...

3 months, 4 weeks ago on A Study of Regeneration: Lord or Lady?

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@whovian213 has 66 seconds left to live! Surely it can't be a 50/50 chance? 

If it were, the Doctor would have been a woman at least once before. 

3 months, 4 weeks ago on A Study of Regeneration: Lord or Lady?

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@Calebxy @TardisBoy is in Heaven The above reply was to Caleb btw. 

Wanted to make that clear as it iis very difficult to tell with this dodgy Livefyre commenting format ...

3 months, 4 weeks ago on 2nd Opinion: Dark Water

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@Calebxy @TardisBoy is in Heaven Now, that is astute ... :)

3 months, 4 weeks ago on 2nd Opinion: Dark Water

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@mrclever has been replaced by Missy @DocWhoFan @Gustaff 'Romana could' 

Indeed she could, but only the body. Not the gender.

3 months, 4 weeks ago on 2nd Opinion: Dark Water

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@pyroclasticflow @Calebxy @onetruepurple Loving the sarcasm XD

You're right though, some here are not above suggesting as much.

3 months, 4 weeks ago on 2nd Opinion: Dark Water

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@_thomasilva @The Genie @MJJ To be fair, there are many here who haven't done that yet ...

3 months, 4 weeks ago on 2nd Opinion: Dark Water

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@Malohkeh Agreed! 

There was less ham in the sandwich i had for lunch. 

4 months ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal

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@tealeaves @Bored of Clara Who 'M' is a job title, not a character's name ;) 

4 months ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal

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@Admin short for Administrator!  @NeutronFlow is having a gender crisis @antimon_bush 'So because I'm a teenager my thoughts and opinions don't matter' If that is truly your interpretation of my post then maybe you should go back and read it again. 

Properly.




4 months ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal

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@The Genie Well David (if you don't mind me calling you that?), i was quite careful in my wording. 

I did say 'many', i didn't say 'all'. Clearly, you are not one of the 'many' to whom i was referring. 

The suggestion by some that i made a sweeping generalisation was simply incorrect. 



And i very definitely did not suggest anyone here is 'ignorant'!

Also despite the suggestions of some others, I was not in the least bit patronising.  I used the word 'young' in the descriptive sense because that's what i meant, not as an insult.



Sometimes one has to call a spade a spade. Beating around the bush doesn't really get one anywhere in a debate.

As for the 'selling' thing; while i understand your point, it must be appreciated that sometimes, there is no 'nice' way of saying something controversial; although i have noticed that you are better than most in that art ... ;)

4 months ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal

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