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

6 days, 8 hours 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 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 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 week, 3 days 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 week, 3 days 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.

2 weeks, 4 days 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.

2 weeks, 5 days 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.  

2 weeks, 6 days 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?


2 weeks, 6 days 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 ;)

3 weeks, 6 days 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.

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

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

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

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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. 

2 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

2 months, 3 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




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

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

2 months, 3 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 :) 

2 months, 3 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 :)



2 months, 3 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.

2 months, 3 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'.

2 months, 3 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 ...

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

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@Rani NoseLike your style Rani Nose. Lol XD

2 months, 3 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. 

2 months, 3 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?  

2 months, 3 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 ...

2 months, 3 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. 

2 months, 3 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 ...

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

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

2 months, 3 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.

2 months, 3 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.

2 months, 3 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 ...

2 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. 

2 months, 4 weeks 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 ;) 

2 months, 4 weeks 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.




2 months, 4 weeks 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 ... ;)

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal

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@Admin short for Administrator!  @NeutronFlow is having a gender crisis @Clara Bosswald approves of female Master @antimon_bush 'dismissing of other viewpoint

Mmm, interesting. 

Remind me. 

Are we talking about me or you?



2 months, 4 weeks ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal

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@The Genie @NeutronFlow is having a gender crisis @Admin short for Administrator!  @antimon_bush 'gender-fluid' . True, but far too few to be considered any sort of norm. 

And 'trans people'? 

Well, you illustrate my point perfectly. 

As far as they are concerned, until they manage to alter their gender, they are in the wrong body. And, once they have been able to change, they will never go back! 

I say again, psychologically, gender isn't interchangeable.



2 months, 4 weeks ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal

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@The Genie @Admin short for Administrator!  @NeutronFlow is having a gender crisis @antimon_bushI haven't argued against equality.

I have though (perish the thought!), merely suggested that psychologically, gender isn't interchangeable. 

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal

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@Clara Bosswald approves of female Master @NeutronFlow is having a gender crisis @antimon_bush Or maybe i'm not. 

Maybe i just have a more realistic outlook ... 

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal

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@Avor @eduardodemoura0 @antimon_bush 'Can you imagine? You love the person so much that you doesn't care' 

Politically correct nonsense. 




Are we all asexual now? 

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal

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@antimon_bush Unfortunately, many of the noisiest posters here are all very young and have grown up during the 'excessively politically correct' era, essentially being brainwashed into thinking there is no difference between men and women. 

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal

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@supermoff is waiting for heaven.... @Bored of Clara Who Interesting you should say that. 

I think you have a rather short memory though supermoff, just let me jog it for you. 

Here is a post of yours from yesterday ...

'Well...the Master is now a FEMALE character. FACT.' 

Now this mindless immature rant wasn't part of a debate, or a reply to someone. 

It was simply a trolling statement, designed to upset those who have an alternative viewpoint and cause an angry response. 

Now you mention 'spiteful, hateful or just inconsiderate' in your post above. 

All of which describe perfectly the tone of the text of yours I have quoted here. 

Funny that.




2 months, 4 weeks ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal

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@katelynmaee @Ottoman14 Disagreeing with someone does not mean you hate them ... 

3 months ago on Dark Water Review

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@Notsosmartguy Approves of female Master @supermoff is waiting for heaven.... I think it's rather rude to refer to those with whom you disagree as 'whiners' ... 

3 months ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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@jamesanash101 @Ottoman14 I'm not sure whether seeing Grandma Bessie as a submerged skeleton in a glass tank would be any more comforting ;)


3 months ago on Dark Water Review

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@Avor @Sirkeithgold @seearesea7 Sadly, i think you may be correct. 

The spectre of political correctness seems to have won this battle ... 

3 months ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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@mczolly @Whovian64 Sorry, What??

Having been there at the time, i'm struggling to recall the events of which you speak ...


3 months ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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@TheOncomingFish I guess you're referring to the throwaway line regarding 'The Corsair'? 

Well, odd contravertial lines can be generally ignored and forgotten in the bigger scheme of things, much like most fans choose to ignore or explain away Paul Mcgann's statement about the Doctor being 'half-human'. 

What Moffat has done is different. He has taken it a stage further, and involved a major recurring character, thus altering established truth probably irreversibly.



3 months ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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@Clara Bosswald still wants a Black Widow Movie Please don't rewrite history. That is simply not true. 

It was nothing more than a publicity stunt.


The idea that the Doctor may become a woman was no more than a ploy to get Doctor Who mentioned in the newspapers (which were particularly uninterested in the show at the time).


3 months ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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