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What do people think, will Missy make an appearance? I think she is not going to be in this episode.
3 hours, 7 minutes ago on Next Time: Robot of Sherwood
Into the Dalek was the first episode in five years that did not have Matt Smith in it.
4 hours, 13 minutes ago on Next Time: Robot of Sherwood
@Ladydetemps I'm more curious about why the Dalek memory banks have very tiny reset buttons within the ductwork. Who, other than miniaturized Clara, would ever push those buttons?
9 hours, 59 minutes ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
Might be a coincidence. Might not be. It is early in the series and we simply don't have enough information to say one way or the other.
10 hours, 45 minutes ago on 12 Great Moments From Into the Dalek
I've never understood why people think the Doctor needs a catchphrase.
12 hours, 47 minutes ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
@Temporal Tomato Three, not necessarily independent, reasons come to mind: They needed to cut costs; they needed to cut time; the more ambiguous ending is more interesting.
22 hours, 50 minutes ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
@LeeBeing You are a special person indeed! Good-bye!
1 day, 4 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
@LeeBeing You need to relax and take the show in the spirit in which it was made. Doctor Who is a fun romp. An escapist TV show with a not-quite-large-enough budget and crazy scripts that don't always makes sense. Within those parameters the show is often completely engaging and sometimes even tackles difficult issues.
@LeeBeing Well, to take your comment with probably more seriousness than it deserves, when watching Doctor Who the proper reaction to seeing characters all covered in gunk one minute and perfectly dry and coiffed the next is to say "Ha ha!". Of all the things to get worked up about, the fact that there is a continuity error because they didn't want the actors to be covered in gunk for a day or more of filming, is pretty minor. Don't sweat the small stuff!
@WhoIntoDarkness @Scootersfood The first episode of "An Unearthly Child" is great but the next three with the cavemen leave a lot to be desired.
One thing to keep in mind is that there is an awful lot of repetition and filler in the early episodes. People obviously didn't record shows back in the 60s so the show repeated itself a bit from week to week. They were also on the air for 40+ weeks during a year and there was a lot of filler in some stories. I don't want to give away any spoilers but you'll see what I mean when you watch "The Daleks".
Don't worry too much about watching in order.
@LeeBeing Thanks for trolling!
@JamesSkippins @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @Scootersfood I, too, thought that line was gratuitous, but I don't think it was sexist so much as Moffat having a weird sense of humor when it comes to bodies.
He has always made these, I'm not sure what to call them, off jokes about body parts. Smith's chin, Gillan being tall, Gillan having red hair, Darvill having a large nose, Capaldi being old, Capaldi having eyebrows, Coleman being short... The list goes on and on. I don't find any of these throwaway lines the least bit funny, and they rarely have anything to do with the story, but they just seem to be things that amuse Moffat.
Also, I can't help but think that Clara's line was a bit of a call back to the infamous scene in "An Ark in Space" where Sarah Jane is stuck in an air vent.
@Doctor When What more did you need to see about a Dalek's interior?
1 day, 5 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
@usmandikkoladan Clara is a woman who knows what she wants.
@Second Doctor I'm not sure what you're getting at. The Doctor did let the soldier get killed by the antibodies. He knew the antibodies were going to kill the soldier and he couldn't save him, so he did the next best thing and give the soldier a pill so his remains could be traced.
I do think you are right on a perennial problem with Who. The people who travel with the Doctor see an awful lot of death and mayhem and, except famously for Tegan, it usually doesn't bother them. In this episode Clara witnessed two people get vaporized by antibodies and she must have seen the aftermath of the Dalek attack, yet she was all flirty with Danny Pink after leaving the Doctor.
@note4e @oswaffle @johnmasterchief2 Maybe because most viewers don't take micro-continuity as seriously as you.
1 day, 6 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
@BringBackTenantnRose There has been endless speculation about Missy, including an article here on DWTV. Why haven't you noticed it?
After the scene with Missy in Paradise I just kind of assumed half-face man would appear again in the finale.
4 days, 8 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.
5 days, 1 hour 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.
5 days, 9 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.
5 days, 23 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.
6 days, 4 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.
6 days, 5 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.
6 days, 6 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.
6 days, 10 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.
1 week 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.
1 week 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.
1 week 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.
1 week 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.
1 week ago on Introducing Missy 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.
1 week 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.
1 week, 2 days ago on Top Post-Regeneration Stories (5-1)
@Dameon @Rani Nose I try!
1 week, 3 days 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, 3 days 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, 3 days 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, 4 days 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, 4 days 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, 5 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.