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After the scene with Missy in Paradise I just kind of assumed half-face man would appear again in the finale.
1 day, 14 hours ago on Ferdinando on the Possible Return of Half-Face
The Doctor says "hello again" when the door opens and he sees the Dalek.
2 days, 7 hours ago on Into The Dalek Clips
It might be better to ask that question after watching the episode.
@The Unseen Potato "I guess there was something about the environment..."
That's the magic of the movies! The communal experience of laughing, crying, being scared out of your wits with close friends and hundreds of strangers is something watching at home can never come close to capturing.
2 days, 16 hours ago on Watch the Deep Breath Cinema “Prequel”
@TheOncomingHurricane @EDAboii To be pedantic, it is not so much that Strax is getting genders wrong, but that a Sontaran clone has no concept of gender.
3 days, 6 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
@Gustaff Clara and the Doctor were the only two characters in Deep Breath that would have known the Doctor had just spent 900 years on Trenzalore. Maybe she would have mentioned that when she told Vastra and Jenny how the TARDIS was swallowed by a dinosaur but we didn't get to see that.
3 days, 11 hours ago on Deep Breath Review
@Ottoman14 @Moxx Who is desperate to rid the show of its British identity? I don't think that is an actual thing.
3 days, 11 hours ago on Deep Breath Record Overseas Ratings
@stargazer0118 @timelord756 I watch it on iTunes. Unfortunately it doesn't become available until Sunday morning so I have to avoid places like DWTV until after watching.
3 days, 13 hours ago on Deep Breath Record Overseas Ratings
@Planet of the Deaf @LGwalchmai95 Vastra's lack of respect for Jenny was odd. What was Moffat going for? It added nothing to the story and introduced tension between the two for no particular reason.
3 days, 17 hours ago on Deep Breath Review
@mrpaddy1984 It wasn't Clara who met the Fifth and Sixth Doctors it was her splinters. As mentioned in Day, Clara herself only has dim memories of meeting the other Doctors.
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @The Lazy Cat True, and you don't even need to have a crush on them. Watching any person instantly turn into a completely different person would be mind-boggling for anyone, even someone who has had a few adventures in space and time.
4 days, 6 hours ago on Into the Dalek Promo Pics
Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this was the only appearance of the Paternoster Gang in S8.
More substantively, while I enjoy Strax his act is getting tired. He needs to do more than just be comic relief. He was incompetent beyond belief in the fight scene. Does anyone think a Sontaran, even a disgraced Sontaran, would not have destroyed at least one droid with a gun at point blank range?
On the plus side, we got to know Madame Vastra and Jenny better in Deep Breath and Catrin Stewart gave a really charismatic performance as Jenny. That said, the way Vastra treated Jenny as a second-rate human rather than her partner was off-putting and gratuitous. I don't know what Moffat was going for there (Was a scene deleted where Jenny stands up to Vastra?), but Vastra's dismissive attitude toward her wife added nothing to the story and the low point of the episode.
4 days, 18 hours ago on The Future of the Paternoster Gang
This was likely the Paternoster Gang's only appearance in this series, so it is doubtful that Moffat was building toward anything with the deplorable way he had Vastra treat Jenny.
4 days, 21 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
The audience numbers being reported here are for viewers in the UK. People who watched in theaters outside the UK would not influence those numbers.
4 days, 21 hours ago on Deep Breath UK Ratings
RTD has said he intended that woman to be the Doctor's mother, but she was never identified as such in the actual program.
4 days, 21 hours ago on Introducing the “Gatekeeper”: Who is She?
@007 Bond 50 We don't yet know enough about Missy to know if she is an old or new character.
5 days, 2 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Deep Breath
@Dameon @NewWho2012 The Sontarans were always second-rate villains. The classic show could get by with them because there generally wasn't any character growth (for good guys as well as bad guys). A lack of character growth is just not going to fly with today's audience and the Sontaran's don't have anywhere to go.
While they might be ruthless and honorable, Sontarans are also none too bright, unimaginative, clones. There is only so much a writer can do with that so they might as well turn that characterization on its head and make Strax a funny, sympathetic nurse. That's not to say Moffat has been totally successful in writing the character. He is using the same jokes over and over (did Strax really make the same 'put on your clothes' remark to Clara twice in Deep Breath? That's terrible writing.) and it is wearing thin.
@Polyphase The phone call wasn't about the Eleventh Doctor talking to Clara. it was Matt Smith talking to the show's fans.
How did you watch 'Spearhead'? All at once, or one episode a week as intended? The classic shows were produced with the understanding that each episode would be watched once with a week between viewing each. A certain level of redundancy and recapitulation was needed each week to remind the audience of what had already happened. That is far from how we now view TV shows. I'd bet that 'Spearhead' and many other classic era shows would seem more modern with some judicious editing to remove many of the repetitive scenes.
6 days, 13 hours ago on Top Post-Regeneration Stories (5-1)
@Dameon @Rani Nose I try!
1 week ago on Moffat Teases “Major Foe” For Series 8
It's the Lanyard. They've been a weight around his neck for centuries!
@The Lazy Cat It could also be a negotiating ploy on her behalf. She gets someone to "leak" to the Mirror that she is leaving, gambling that there will be an outcry against Clara leaving. If there is a strong outcry then she is in a much stronger negotiating position.
1 week ago on Coleman on Exit Rumours: “I don’t want to tell you the truth”
@The Eleventh Doctor @Antee991166 And for much of 'Spearhead from Space'
1 week ago on Deep Breath Clip
@MatthewBagnall Amy and Rory died centuries ago in the Doctor's timeline, so they are probably not current in his memory.
Likewise, and I haven't seen much mention of this, the events of Time of the Doctor occurred over the course of one day for Clara but over hundreds of years for the Doctor. In addition to the Doctor's regeneration this time disparity might also be a cause of friction between the two.
@TardisBoy I don't know. Given the elusive, yet clear, responses by Capaldi and Coleman this strikes me as the BBC dangling some bait in front of the Mirror which grabbed it hook, link and sinker. The Mirror gets a "scoop" and the BBC gets lots of free publicity - a win for all!
@Antee991166 Bookie favorites before any "competition" begins are always going to be skewed toward known names, regardless if those names are realistic or not.
1 week, 1 day ago on Capaldi on Coleman Leaving Rumours
I have the feeling that the end of the character we know as Clara won't be as simple as her leaving or dying.
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @TARDlSkey TMI!
1 week, 1 day ago on Moffat on Death: “There are dark times ahead”
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @JamesStroud Yep, just as we get to know and like him.
If the woman in the shop is revealed at least some of Deep
Breath will be set in the present day. 21st Century Clara wouldn't be
seeking computer help in Victorian England.
1 week, 2 days ago on Details on Series 8′s First Four Episodes
@Antee991166 I think Moffat was just comparing Deep Breath to The Eleventh Hour when he mentioned Prisoner Zero. PZ was the bad guy in TEH, but PZ's story is irrelevant to the episode. Likewise the villian's story in Deep Breath is going to be irrelevant to the episode, which is about introducing the new Doctor.
I sure hope these live up to their descriptions!
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey The quote doesn't mean much without knowing who said it and to whom they were speaking.
Clara realizing "it is time to say goodbye" might be misleading by not telling us the whole story. Maybe Danny Pink is an alien villain in disguise, manipulating Clara to get at the Doctor. The Doctor figures this out and he has to break Clara's trust in him in order to expose Danny as an alien.
That's pure speculation, because I have no idea what's going to happen but I'm pretty sure Moffat isn't going to give away the episode plots so easily and there is bound to be misdirection and half-truths in what he wrote.
1 week, 3 days ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
@I Stole a Hatstand You are reading too much into this. Moffat is a very clever writer who likes to tease the audience. These episode summaries are his way of getting us all riled up, but there is enough ambiguity in what he writes that we shouldn't take them at face value.
"Time Heist - The Doctor is tasked with breaking into the Bank of Karabraxos"
Who would be giving the Doctor this task?
@PaddyB @Gustaff I can't find it right now but I seem to recall a similar list from Moffat some time ago where it turned out that his descriptions captured the essence of the episode but you would only realize that after watching the episode. In other words, take these descriptions with a large dose of salt.
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @sontaran17 Could she be saying them to Danny Pink or vice versa? Or could it be one of the old friends or enemies of the Doctor saying it to the Doctor?
This wouldn't surprise me. Being given screenwriting credit with one or more other people doesn't necessarily imply that the writers collaborated.
1 week, 3 days ago on The Moffat Co-writing Conundrum
@Polyphase @Fall of the Eleventh Yes, I'm guessing there are at least eight layers (Peter, Jenna, TARDIS exterior, TARDIS interior, boat, river, background buildings and background sky) to that image with only two of them (Peter and Jenna) being actual photographs.
1 week, 4 days ago on Series 8: Deep Breath New Pics
@Fall of the Eleventh Capaldi's position is shifted a bit in those pics and the dark areas in the larger photo are brightened slightly.
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @NumberNine I wholeheartedly agree! Plus we need a Moffat-era companion who can return for anniversary shows and other appearances.
1 week, 4 days ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
@Undiscovered Adventure With all due respect rumours about the tenure of a TV show cast member should not move one to violent fantasies. In the big scheme of things the casting of a TV show, especially one in which the leads famously come and go, is not a big deal. If this is upsetting you so much you might want to avoid the Mirror and do something more positive with your time.
We haven't seen how they act together. What if the show becomes a terrible chore to watch because there is no chemistry between the leads?
@LaraHarris If she wasn't leaving they could also decline to comment or offer a non-answer answer like "We are very pleased that Jenna Coleman continues to play Clara Oswald on Doctor Who".
The BBC is not going to waste its time quashing every rumor about the show. A rumor like this does not harm the BBC, Doctor Who or Jenna Coleman. Quite the opposite, in fact, as any publicity is good publicity. The more often Jenna Coleman, Peter Capaldi and Doctor Who are talked about this week the more people will watch the series premiere on Saturday.
1 week, 5 days ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
@Polyphase That bit you quoted says "one of the longest-standing" not "the longest-standing". Nowhere does it make any claim about breaking any records.
"Sticking around" not "socking around" though I do hope he wears shoes.
How can you be okay with Danny socking around before seeing him in even one scene?
If it is any comfort I doubt this will cause Jenna any worry.