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@The Finn I'm very curious as to why is she the only kid in the TARDIS.
8 hours, 57 minutes 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.
11 hours, 4 minutes ago on In the Forest of the Night Clip
Could be a romp that flops, or a flomp.
1 day, 1 hour 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 day, 1 hour 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 day, 7 hours 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.
1 day, 8 hours ago on Introduction to In the Forest of the Night
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.
2 days, 23 hours 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.
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.
3 days, 3 hours ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline
@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."
4 days, 9 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline
@MeThree No, he was just a guy with no imagination.
4 days, 12 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline
@DannyGold Hasn't been explained. Wouldn't be surprised if an explanation were worked into the finale.
4 days, 18 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline
@JamesClegg There is less to this than you think. They simply filmed his scenes out of sequence.
4 days, 21 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline
@Mark McCullough Or Cal.
1 week, 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.
1 week, 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.
1 week, 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!
1 week, 3 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.
1 week, 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!
2 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.
2 weeks, 2 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!
@stargazer0118 @Rani Nose @Mercy Reborn2 Sure, Twelve may be cold and unlikeable, but that doesn't explain his memory loss.
Possible explanation as to why the Doctor left Clara to make an impossible choice: The woman in the shop. Seriously! The Doctor knows there is someone or something trying to keep Clara and himself together. How does he figure out who/what is doing that and why?
Set a trap.
Generally, be a jerk to Clara and put her into situations she does not like (endangering kids at Coal Hill, make her decide between space baby and humanity, etc.) until she leaves him. Whoever wants them together will have to do something to reunite them. Whatever they do leaves clues so the Doctor can figure out what is going on (admittedly, this last bit is pretty vague).
@ilyootha Interesting points! The Doctor appears to have known that the egg hatching would not harm the Earth. In that light he leaves solely to test Clara. She knows this and that's why she is so angry.
@Mercy Reborn2 That raises an interesting question. Why doesn't the Doctor understand humanity as much as previous Doctors? As far as we know Time Lord's don't lose their memory during regeneration, so what happened to make this Doctor different?
As of now I'm on Clara's side if the argument, but I strongly suspect that, by series end, there will be revelations about the Doctor that will put his actions in a more sympathetic light.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Kill the Moon: Clara or the Doctor?
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! Take a look at the Doctor Who Tumblr. They reposted a gif set that someone made showing the exact sequence.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Doctor Who and The Hype Train
@The Administrator "Fear is a superpower. It will make you run faster, jump higher, even slow down time..." That's not the exact quote, but everything the Doctor told Rupert in 'Listen' happened in the exact order the Doctor stated when Danny jumped over the Scovox Blitzer.
You don't need to explain why the laws of physics are different, you just need to accept that they are.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Kill The Moon Review
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! I would just add that there were so many science gaffes, the creature moved by flapping its wings in space, that we clearly were not meant to take the science seriously in this episode.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon
@ Notsosmartguy Will Kill the Moon Could also be Missy to the Doctor. We don't yet know much about her but she seems obsessed with the Doctor and the quote sounds like something someone obsessed person might say.
3 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE
@Polyphase Other than die hard Doctor Who fans very few viewers would know who Ian is. The show can get away with having his name on the sign in Day of the Doctor because it is an unobtrusive bit of fan service that doesn't interrupt the narrative.
Bringing Ian back in a speaking capacity is, as Roberts implied, a lot trickier. A non-speaking cameo is a bit of an insult. Presumably the point of bringing Ian back is to interact with the Doctor. If he meets the Doctor his importance needs to be explained and that explanation has to be woven into the narrative. But they just can't introduce a character, explain his relevance, then drop him from the rest of the story. There would have to be more scenes to show why this character is important. So, now Roberts has to add in scenes with Ian in addition to the Scovox Blitzer plot, the Clara-Danny interactions, the Doctor-Danny interactions, the introduction of Courtney, and the sub-plot of Clara and the Eleven lookalike, all of which are essential to not only The Caretaker but also to the remainder of Series 8. Doctor Who already gets frequent criticism for feeling too rushed. Adding another character and sub-plot to this episode would only add to that criticism.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Roberts Explains Why Ian Chesterton Didn’t Appear in The Caretaker
I am just disappointed that the we didn't see a sign outside the assembly hall that said "Barbara Wright Memorial Assembly Hall".
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Roberts Explains Why Ian Chesterton Didn’t Appear in The Caretaker
@Joseph Graham @Antee991166 People complained because he wasn't in The Caretaker, they would have complained had he just made a cameo and if the entire episode was about him. There is no winning with fans because they don't speak with one voice.
Judging from the lighting on the crawling picture I guess sun angles and lighting aren't the BBC marketing department's strong suit.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Kill The Moon Promo Pics
The twelfth Doctor has been more than a bit "off" so far in this regeneration.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss The Caretaker
So you've seen 'Kill the Moon'?
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Next Time: Kill The Moon
@The Lazy Cat Has a Terrible Decision to Make... I'm assuming the Doctor recognized the soldier but didn't let on because Clara needed to talk to his younger self on her own, and not be coached to do it.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on The Caretaker Review
@The Lazy Cat Has a Terrible Decision to Make... @ Notsosmartguy Likes watching "Clara Who" Consider this, the moment when Clara gives Rupert the toy soldier right after the Doctor gives him the "fear is a superpower" speech is surely the moment the Doctor realizes where his childhood dream comes from. I mean, there is no way he can not connect having a "dream" and being left a toy soldier as a child to what just happened in Rupert's room.
The implications of that realization is that the Doctor knows Clara must someday come into possession of the toy soldier so she can leave it with his child self. That has to happen. Now, the Doctor can leave that chance to leftover telepathic energy from Clara within the TARDIS memory banks or he can follow Rupert and his descendants until he can get Clara to meet Orson and Orson can give her the soldier.
If you are the Doctor do you leave that to chance or do you lie to Clara about the telepathic energy and manipulate events to get her at the right place and time?