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I like how Capaldi and Moffat reveal absolutely nothing in this preview.
20 hours, 8 minutes ago on Introduction to Dark Water
@Who s nose @Rani Nose I am convinced it is my theory or something completely different. Ha!
1 day, 6 hours ago on Questions, Questions: The Unsolved Clara Mystery (Part 2)
@dancedj2k Her mother was in the Series 7 prequel episode and doesn't look anything like Missy.
1 day, 7 hours ago on Questions, Questions: The Unsolved Clara Mystery (Part 2)
I'm sticking with Missy, Clara and the Doctor being three aspects of the Doctor in a regeneration that went awry. The Doctor's logical thinking inhabits Missy, Clara gets the goodness, and the Doctor has what is leftover, but there is some personality leakage between the three. The Doctor understands there is something off with Clara and Clara knows the Doctor isn't quite right, but neither of them know what is going on. Only Missy has the ability to understand that the three of them must be brought together somehow. I'm staying with this theory until proven wrong on Saturday!
1 day, 13 hours ago on Questions, Questions: The Unsolved Clara Mystery (Part 2)
@booklover5040 @Rani Nose I would submit that it is problematic storytelling if the primary character is working on solving a major mystery without giving the audience a hint that he is doing so. That's especially true if it turns out he explains the mystery in one burst of shouting during the finale. If the Doctor shows some interest in figuring out what is going on then the audience will have more invested in the mystery.
Although I loved Mummy, I think the show missed a beat by showing Clara and the Doctor together again so soon after Clara told him off. An episode in between where the two are separated at first, and showing us the Doctor starting to get clued in as to what's happening behind the scenes would have more effectively set up the rest of the season.
1 day, 15 hours ago on Questions, Questions: The Unsolved Clara Mystery (Part 2)
@The Not-So-Lazy Cat: Clara Detective @Rani Nose I should have been clearer and said that it is the larger arc of Clara's life being manipulated by Missy rather than Clara's individual acts. Although one could argue that if Missy didn't manipulate Clara's life, Clara would have never been in the position to make the choices she has made. Anyway, it's all speculation at this point, so I'm not yet overly worked up about it.
1 day, 16 hours ago on Questions, Questions: The Unsolved Clara Mystery (Part 2)
Another impressive article!
Let me go against the grain and say that I am not finding this unsolved mystery to be very interesting, and fear that what gets revealed in the finale won't be satisfying.
It just feels like we are being fed random clues, intentional red herrings and unintentional red herrings (due to sloppy writing). The development of Clara this series has been great, but the odd appearances of Missy and the Doctor's seeming lack of curiosity (yes, he mentions the woman in the shop a couple of times, but then he immediately loses interest) don't have me invested in the mystery. Put another way, finding out who Clara really is appears to be building to "oh, wasn't that clever" resolution, rather than one that is emotionally or intellectually satisfying.
Secondarily, I'm also worried of a "Clara as puppet of Missy" conclusion that would negate all her development, leaving us with a female character who for two seasons hasn't acted with any agency of her own.
1 day, 18 hours ago on Questions, Questions: The Unsolved Clara Mystery (Part 2)
@Notsosmartguy Member of M.I.S.S.Y. @sontaran17 The 2011 Christmas Special.
2 days, 21 hours ago on 2nd Opinion: In the Forest of the Night
3W = Who + Who + Who = Doctor + Clara + Missy
3 days, 14 hours ago on Dark Water TV Trailer Breakdown
@DrWhoisevery1 She wore different outfits in Time of the Doctor when there was only one of her.
4 days, 20 hours ago on Dark Water TV Trailer
@AlessandroArsuffi @Notsosmartguy Dreams of Paradise I'll give her a ring.
@mikelaengelo There's a first time for everything!
5 days, 9 hours ago on Next Time: Dark Water
I can't help but notice that Missy's coat, hat and cameo are all callbacks to the Eleventh Doctor's mode of dress.
5 days, 17 hours ago on Next Time: Dark Water
It was beautifully filmed, and some scenes were terrific, but those scenes didn't tie together and there were way too many loose ends.
5 days, 17 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Review
That thought has been waxing and waning in my mind all series. The Doctor has been acting as if he is not whole, Clara has been gaining in Doctorness, and Missy is the part of the Doctor's mind that has been trying to reunite them.
Why are people drawing this conclusion? What am I missing?
5 days, 18 hours ago on Next Time: Dark Water
@The Lazy Tiger Has Scared Off The Lazy Cat "master" plan?
6 days, 20 hours ago on Death in Heaven Official Synopsis
This is an important point that I think a lot of people don't understand. Creators can't satisfy all the fans because fans don't speak with one voice.
1 week ago on Poll: Is Clara Overshadowing the Doctor?
@The Finn I'm very curious as to why is she the only kid in the TARDIS.
1 week ago on In the Forest of the Night Clip
The music sounds similar to the song of the Siren in Curse of the Black Spot.
Could be a romp that flops, or a flomp.
1 week, 1 day ago on Introduction to In the Forest of the Night
@Deus_Ex_Machina Depends on what you mean by 'like'. I like the character in the sense that Twelve is a very interesting, complex Doctor, but I don't know if I would want to hang out with him on a regular basis.
1 week, 1 day ago on Who is the Twelfth Doctor?
@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. I was just about to make a similar point that there is a great bit of complimentarity in the Doctor and Clara's development in this series. The Doctor reached peak unpleasantness in The Caretaker or Kill the Moon which are also the stories in which Clara reached peak "carer". Since then Clara's ego and duplicity have started to grow while the Doctor has become a more sympathetic character. It will be interesting to see this yin and yang work out over the next three episodes.
@DWISCOOL100 It would be difficult to draw any conclusions from the evidence given how few female writers there have been in the new series.
1 week, 1 day ago on Neil Gaiman on Hopes for Capaldi Episode
@Notsosmartguy's got no strings on him That captures my mood as well. The story might turn out to be perfectly lovely, but it seems like an odd time in the series to have a standalone episode. Maybe I'm just anxious and wanting some more depth to the Missy/Clara/Doctor mystery before the show jumps into it next week.
It's not an either/or situation. Some of the best, and most beloved movies ever made, "E.T." and "the Wizard of Oz" come to mind, simultaneously tell a great story and blatantly manipulates our emotions.
1 week, 3 days ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”
That was Perkins, not GUS, who said that line.
Moffat also had experience running a show before he took over Doctor Who. Being a showrunner is a lot more involved than writing a couple of scripts.
1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline
@The Lazy Tiger Has Scared Off The Lazy Cat @ Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. That part worries me. The "Impossible Girl" Clara was a plot device, I would be disappointed if the new, improved Clara also turned out to be yet another plot device.
@Moffat'sLittleHelper - is surrounded by trees! What experience does Mathieson have regarding running a show?
@usmandikkoladan In Time Heist the Doctor himself said “I was hoping for minimalism, but I think I came up with magician."
1 week, 4 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline
@MeThree No, he was just a guy with no imagination.
@DannyGold Hasn't been explained. Wouldn't be surprised if an explanation were worked into the finale.
1 week, 5 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline
@JamesClegg There is less to this than you think. They simply filmed his scenes out of sequence.
@Mark McCullough Or Cal.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Dark Water Official Synopsis
@Ottoman14 I could see Rose bursting out laughing or Donna mocking the all-powerful Time Lord in his tiny TARDIS in this situation.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Flatline Clip
@NoQuarterRex There are many possible stories! I like to think that without the ability to travel in time and space the clone would turn into a small town eccentric, puttering around in a garden and fixing kids' bikes.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Piper Praises Capaldi, Unsure on Another Return
I've said it before but Rose and Ten-clone need to return, but not for a good 15-20 years. First, that would mean the show is still being produced 15-20 years from now. Second, I think an interesting story could be told of the Doctor landing on Pete's World and needing the assistance of middle-aged Rose and Ten.
Love the Doctor in the tiny TARDIS!
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Flatline Promo Pics
@NewWho2012 That clip is so without context that there is no way to tell if the Doctor was looking at Clara or not.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Next Time: Flatline
@Gustaff @Clara Laurinda @ Notsosmartguy likes watching "Clara Who" @DWTV Yes.
@YaelMoise is glad they mentioned the goddess @Rani Nose @Clara Laurinda @ Notsosmartguy likes watching "Clara Who" That's not what I'm implying, nor what I want. The absorption is a problem, one that is tied up with Missy, the woman in the shop, and now GUS, and will presumably be explained in the finale when we learn who/what this mysterious power is that is keen on keeping Clara and the Doctor together.
@YaelMoise is glad they mentioned the goddess @Clara Laurinda @ Notsosmartguy likes watching "Clara Who" "Earned it" is not the right way to describe it, but it is not beyond the realm of possibility that Clara has "absorbed" some bit of Time Lord capabilities.
@jackrudrum Several people have said this, but there is a big difference between writing a couple of good scripts and running a show. Both Davies and Moffat had years of experience creating and producing hit shows and flops. They learned what works and doesn't work before they got a chance to run Doctor Who. Even if Flatline is great the BBC is unlikely to choose someone without showrunner experience to take over one of its flagship shows.
Break out the chainsaws!
3 weeks, 1 day ago on In the Forest of the Night Official Synopsis
It is extremely insulting in that it says Clara has no thoughts, no agency, unless a man puts those thoughts in her head.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Kill the Moon: Clara or the Doctor?
I thought Clara very clearly stated what her problem was. Blaming Danny for putting ideas into Clara's head is insulting in the extreme. Clara is clearly a very intelligent woman who can think and act for herself. She doesn't need a man to put ideas into her head.
How would you react if your wise, close, friend left you with a decision to either kill an innocent being or every person on Earth and acted all flippant when they left?
@ Notsosmartguy @stargazer0118 @Rani Nose @Mercy Reborn2 Or not enough influence. That crack they sent the regeneration energy through wasn't all that big!