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“I have been alive a very long time, and I have yet to meet a ghost or a god that didn’t turn out to be… I don’t know, sentient gas? Or technology masquerading as magic? This is no demon. Or ghost. Or curse. And I will show you it.” - What about Satan Pit? I'm pretty sure they didn't explain him to be sentient gas or technology masquerading as magic.
22 hours, 12 minutes ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8
Perhaps it was one of the Silence, after all, they seem to be masters of hiding.
4 days, 8 hours ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
@social_crime @Mythel452 Pretty much, if anything it was more of a reassurance. I mean clearly if he was outside crying because he didn't want to be a soldier he already had those views. The speech Clara gave him was more just comforting him and saying it's okay to feel the way he does. I wouldn't label that as creating him because I'm sure plenty of people reassured him throughout his life. I saw that scene as nothing more than just someone trying to make a crying boy (that happened to be the Doctor) feel better.
5 days, 14 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
I really want a nerdy sciencey type companion. Osgood from UNIT is pretty much exactly the person I'd want with this kind of Doctor and I think it'd work out very well. Someone who instead of walking into the TARDIS and being startled and bewildered and saying "It's bigger on the inside?!" Have someone walk in and say something like, "Ohhh WOW amazing! What, is it some sort of secondary dimension disguised in a blue box?" And the Doctor himself be a bit baffled having expecting the usual bigger on the inside comment.
1 week, 2 days ago on Taking a ‘Journey’ Into the Future: The Next Companion
Man I started off on the other side of the fence with this episode mostly because I had a delusional hope that Tom Riley being cast as Leo Da Vinci would of been pretty awesome not as a cross over, just a nod to the other show. But seeing him as Robin Hood is pretty amazing so I have a feeling I'm going to love this episode.
2 weeks ago on Robot of Sherwood Clips
Ya know kind of irrelevant to this and somewhat spoilerish(well they are rumors/wondering not really fact) but with the rumors that Jenna might leave at the end of this season and the BBC synopsis's and people thinking something bad may happen to Clara and the whole Missy thing and everything (Wow that sentence got away from me) I'm wondering if Clara will "die" and go to "heaven" with Missy which will cause the confrontation between Missy and The Doctor.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Pics
@CooperKing Agreed. Eccleston was serious but kind of goofy. Tennant was fiery with a goofy side. And Smith was mostly goofy with a slight arrogance that made him have some awesome moments. But now Capaldi has went a complete 180, if he is goofy, it's in that awkward sort of way. Like while everyone is screaming flying down the tube into the human in this past episode, the Doctor is going "wwweeee." But mostly he's serious, he's direct, he doesn't get distracted. Walks with a sense of "control" for lack of a better word. Still 2 episodes in, one of my favorite parts about Capaldi's Doctor is how casually he flies the TARDIS. No "HOLD ON" *flings the switch and camera starts shaking.* It's just a nonchalant stride to the console, flips the lever and they are off.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Your Verdict on Deep Breath
I dunno I still prefer Capaldi myself. While I love Smith and think he did a great job, his Doctor at some points had too many childish moments that were over the top. I really dig how Capaldi is very serious, using people's deaths to his advantage and not giving it a second though. I like how casual he struts around the TARDIS as well as his posture most of the time. Maybe it's just that Capaldi is new and totally different that's making me think that, but I'm just loving it. Easily the most impressed I've been with the first two episodes of a series in a long time.
I'm really liking this change. It's the small things that do it to me, how casually Capaldi flies the TARDIS is one of my favorite parts. I mean the last few Doctors stumble around like the TARDIS is crashing but it makes sense for the younger Doctor. Like the kid who takes his dads car out and drives insanely reckless. I really am liking how age seems to affect him, the chair in the first episode. The way his posture is while walking around the TARDIS and the clean flying. Also something I like is his speech patterns which slightly remind me of Sherlock. Like when he walked onto the ship with Clara for the first time and "introduced" gun girl and guy in charge who may of been her Uncle or something he thought up while bored. Just struck me as a very Sherlock-y thing to say. Overall I thought the episode itself was pretty decent, I liked the Doctor and Clara's dialogue again. Still not the greatest Dalek story, but then again they gotta be running pretty dry on stories to tell about the Daleks.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek
I am extremely torn on this. On the one hand I really liked Eleventh Hour's story a lot better, I think it flowed a bit better and had a better bad guy/solution imo. Not to mention the whole "Is this world protected?" speech was pretty brilliant. On the other hand Capaldi was amazing. Rewatching it on my DVR I notice so many subtle things that just make me already in love with the 12th Doctor. The way he casually flips the lever on the TARDIS control panel to bring Clara "home" and then does the quick spin and flips the jacket back and puts his hands in his pockets. That moment right there just made go, "Yes sir, he is most definitely the Doctor." And a different one at that. I think I'm going to fully enjoy Capaldi and I hope he stays on for at least the standard 3 series.
3 weeks ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath
Honestly Jenny's outfit while she was "posing" was more surprising to me than the kiss. I mean the kiss made sense, especially with the story. I mean her race has bigger lungs so she shared some air with someone she cared about. It's not like the music turned on "Bow chica-bow-wow" and they started undressing while making out or something, I think there's just way too overly-sensitive people on the subject these days.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
@TheIdleIdol Still, at least those Daleks weren't real Daleks. I mean even their own objects wouldn't recognize them as Daleks anymore, they were so watered down by all the spare parts they had to build each other off of so it made sense they were acting a little human in being undercover. The entire parliament of Daleks begging the Doctor to save them is just horrible. I just never understood why they couldn't go down. Nano field won't turn a Dalek into a Dalek, that'd be redundant. Then even if they were insane, not very likely they are going to attack another Dalek seeing as they were surrounded by other Daleks. The entire storyline of the Daleks needing the Doctor to go down because they were afraid was just a disgrace to everything that is Dalek.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Next Time: Into The Dalek
@The Finn @Exxilon5 @supermoff Well, as long as they aren't screaming "SAVE US DOCTOR," then it at least won't be as much of a letdown than last series Dalek episode.
I would say it seems like Missy is going to turn out to be the girl from the shop and the person who placed the ad but at the same time I feel like Moffat likes to play those red haring games so there's probably a much grander yet simpler explanation.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Deep Breath
I thought it was a good scene, I like when they acknowledge the past. That was something that irked me a teeny tiny bit about Eleventh Hour until the very end where he does the "Is this planet defended?" scene. But I loved all the subtle kicks to the past, one of my favorites was, "Times like this I miss Amy." "Who?" "Nothing!"
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Moffat on THAT Deep Breath Cameo
Definitely some good parts, I almost couldn't believe when he said, "It's times like this I miss Amy." I had to chuckle. Very well written stuff for the new Doctor, can't wait to see how Capaldi turns out. Only down side is I wasn't a huge fan of Vastra and Jenny in this episode for some reason. Either they've been used too much or their scenes just felt forced, something about it just didn't sit well. The Clara and Doctor scenes were brilliant. And the Doctor pouring a drink for him at the end was just a fantastic sequence. Exactly what I was hoping for with his Doctor, someone who is willing to do what it takes to get the job done, whatever that may be.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
@stargazer0118 Very true. I mean even if they use the fact that it's 9's first story that we see, then technically wouldn't Day of the Doctor be on the list somewhere? I mean the War Doctor was a doctor and that was his first story we see post-regeneration! Why doesn't the War Doctor ever get any love on these Doctor lists?!
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Top Post-Regeneration Stories (5-1)
I agree with her, it's more exciting not knowing. Personally I wish they could somehow not announce even the Doctors leaving until we actually see it, but I realize there is no way to stop those leaks. As to whether she should leave or not, well, can't really judge that for now. I really like her as an actress and companion, but who knows where the story will go! Perhaps it will be time for her to exit.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Coleman on Exit Rumours: “I don’t want to tell you the truth”
People accuse him of killing off characters? Who has he even really killed? I agree with him more when he says he doesn't kill nearly enough people. Granted my favorite fiction tends to come from people like Joss Whedon who is known for actually killing people, but still. Every time Moffat "kills" people in Doctor Who, it either doesn't seem to stick (Like Rory Pond for example) or it has some lasting happy ending (Like River Song getting to live in a computer or the Ponds getting to live to old age just separated from the Doctor, not killed.) I mean he killed off Solomon which was the only one I actually count and think it was a really great moment in Doctor Who. Not saying it's Moffat alone either, RTD didn't kill people too often too and if he did, it wasn't really someone important. I realize it's a kids show and showing death to kids is a bad thing these days or something, but we definitely need an modern Who Adric. Someone who actually matters to the show, having a sudden and tragic death. Death in fiction is important because then when there is danger, it actually has some sort of excitement rather than, "Well we know they will get out of this somehow."
4 weeks ago on Moffat on Death: “There are dark times ahead”
Hmm we need a Video Editing-savvy Whovian to string all these together tomorrow when we get the final teaser!! Also nice to see the Psychic paper make an appearance, I feel like 11 only used it like twice. Only times I can think of is Vampires in Venice and Nightmare in Silver. Maybe in Night Terrors, but I can't remember for sure if he did or not.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Series 8: 2 Days Teaser
Too early to tell if this is good for the story or not. It will be sad because I like Clara, but who knows where the story will be after Series 8 so it might be time by then.
1 month ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
Well I know they used the reason of Sherlock being a fictional character in the Doctor Who world like he is in ours, but I always thought it'd be pretty interesting if instead of him going back and Cumberbatch playing Sherlock Holmes, he played a young Arthur Conan Doyle. He'd just have to grow a mustache! Though one of my favorite parts of the Snowmen episode was when the Doctor did his little Sherlock bit and they used the music and everything. But yeah I feel like a full blown real crossover as much as I like both shows would not really work well for either. I mean Sherlock is based on a very realistic world, can't really have a TARDIS showing up wouldn't be very logical. And as stated before in the Doctor's world Sherlock's just a character from a book so it'd be weird if he's suddenly walking around.
1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat Would Do ‘Wholock’
I mean I do sort of agree I feel like the story did kind of reach a conclusion with the whole End of Time thing. But at the same time it wouldn't be hard to make him an enemy again with a new story. I still think that when it gets near the time of Gallifrey to actually return the Master pops up trying to stop the Doctor thinking now he's the hero trying to stop the Doctor from making a terrible decision of bringing them back.
1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat on Why the Master Won’t Be Back
I hope Clara comes back for the 9th series as well. As well as another addition or two, just hopefully not "love interests" for either. They've assured us that the Doctor won't be all lovey and flirty, but I'm still hoping this Danny Pink fellow isn't a love interest of Clara. We don't need another Mickey/Rory!
1 month, 1 week ago on Capaldi Signed Up For Doctor Who Series 9?
@The Administrator @JackArtaganMackenna But as we know time is very wibbly. It reminds me of the Matrix when the Oracle tells Neo "What's really going to bake your noodle later is would you still have broken the vase if I hadn't said anything?" Kind of the same thing here. Perhaps the whole reason Nine was drawn to Rose in the first place is a distant piece of lingering memory from the War Doctor remembered the Moment and felt a sense of similarity. I mean Nine was fresh off killing his entire race (or so he thought) and very brooding and also had a very low opinion of the "stupid apes" of humans. So perhaps the whole reason he decided to take Rose with him was subconsciously he felt a sense of familiarity!!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Capaldi’s Familiar Face Addressed in a Low-key Way
@ChrisMcMillan @Timhogan @Malohkeh It kind of would. I mean The Doctor is never that accurate with precise moments, it'd be way too risky in the off chance he happens to miss it by a couple seconds, causing a gap in the time-line allowing the Daleks to move in and destroy Trenzalore which would undo the future regenerations the Doctor gets, not to mention two of the same TARDIS trying to land at the exact same moment at the exact same time at the exact same place is something that we've learned is a big no-no in Doctor Who, otherwise bad things tend to happen. If the 14th Doctor wanted to enlist the help of his past selves, why would he choose a moment that is so dangerous that the slightest miscalculation could cause the universe to explode, when he could just as easily choose a point that has absolutely no danger what so ever.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Future of Multi-Doctor Stories
@microbat98 I don't know if you could really count Clara either. Because yeah she showed up in Asylum which was a surprised, but we knew at that point she was the new companion and that was put in place as a set up for Clara's companion story, whereas Amy and Martha played 2 entirely different characters.
@Malohkeh @Timhogan Well it's not really a question of him remembering it, that's not the problem. Even if he was gone for only a minute, that breaks the stalemate he had for the entire time he was on Trenzalore. That's the problem. It'd make much more sense to pick a time when the Eleventh was off traveling all over the place on off-screen adventures like we knew he was doing before Trenzalore. Like how Tennant in Day of the Doctor came from the time he was traveling before End of Time. There's plenty of moments they could choose from and do the standard memory wipe when the time-lines corrected themselves. I just think taking an aged Eleven from Trenzalore would cause much more of the "plot holes" they are trying to avoid than if they took Tweed Matt and Amy during their off-screen adventures. Or even Clara and The Doctor because it also seems like they may of had some off-screen adventures as well. I think the main reason for the Trenzalore idea is to explain any aging shown by Smith, but again, in 9 years from now I doubt he's going to look like an old man. He'll only be what, 40 years old? He also doesn't seem the type that's going to age poorly, he'll probably be like McGann and while looking a bit older, won't be hard for him to throw back on the Tweed and a wig (if necessary) to look like his old self.
I take your point but I don't really agree with this personally. From what I gathered during the time jumps of Time of the Doctor, he remained on Trenzalore the entire time. For one, his TARDIS wasn't there (which I like to use as an explanation for the aging because the Doctor tends not to show any age unless he's separated from his TARDIS, even when the master blasts Tennant. 5 in Time Crash could be explained because he's in a different version of his TARDIS, and from Time of the Doctor it showed Hartnell's Doctor stole the TARDIS already aged which is why he was so close to his old age regeneration.) and back to Trenzalore. Reason number 2 would be that even if say the 14th Doctor was to show up and get 11 to come into his TARDIS, then that'd break the stalemate that the Doctor had with the Daleks his entire time on Trenzalore which would hurt the continuity way too much. I mean it's only 9 years from now, Smith is fairly young, I doubt he's going to age poorly either. I'd much rather see a version of The Doctor with Amelia from all the random adventures they went on off screen that we didn't see.
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1 month, 3 weeks ago on Happy Birthday, Big Finish! 15 Picks for 15 Years
The problem with this and social scenarios is it just doesn't fit Doctor Who. I mean Sara Jane Adventures it made sense as they were based on earth and social scenarios filled the gaps between the monsters of the week. However the Doctor is going on adventures in the TARDIS with his crew, even his adventures on Earth tend to have little social interaction in terms of trying to fit in with others. I mean maybe for a one off special to pay homage to them, but I don't think the writers should go out of their way to create an episode for her, she'd have to fit into something they were trying to do. I mean it sounds nice on paper, but in actual practice I think it'd be a bad idea to try to bring any characters from the spin off onto the actual show.
2 months ago on Bring Back… Sky Smith
@TheNightmareChild sees into your soul! @Timhogan Even if he did, perhaps the virus isn't something he notices right away. Lets say whatever virus he catches on the sonic spreads and even effects his TARDIS a bit to the point where it sends them off to crazy locations corrupting a lot of his files. Eventually the Doctor would be able to fend off the Virus but not before it did the damage. Thus maybe getting The Doctor and gang stuck in space and time like old times trying to correct the TARDIS so he can return it to earth. And having to get a new Sonic Screwdriver that may be a bit more limited. But it won't ever happen. It'd be quite easy lore wise to make the sonic limited, but it's too much of a crutch. And you can't really blame the writers for wanting to keep it, it lets them focus on other parts of the story without having to come up with a clever solution instead of a point and click. That said, I do enjoy when they go a different direction, for example in Bells of Saint John when he grabs the laptop instead of just using the sonic the whole episode made me pretty happy.
2 months ago on Doctor Who’s Biggest Deus Ex Machina
@TheNightmareChild sees into your soul! While true, I think there's things that could be done if the writers were really worried about it. It was established in the 50th anniversary that the sonic screwdriver is the same program in a new case that's been updating all these years. So all it would take is one of their really smart, clever enemies like the Dalek or the Cybermen to somehow set up a virus on something that when the Doctor uses his sonic it gets a virus that corrupts the software. I mean especially considering the Cybermen already made it inside the Doctors head, I don't think it'd be a huge stretch if they were able to crack into the programming of the Sonic. And as the poster likened the sonic to our Smart Phones, what happens when a Smart Phone gets a virus? It doesn't run very well. Therefore if one of his enemies could get the Sonic with a virus that severely constricts it for at least an episode, if not for a temporary time until the Doctor can either fix or build a completely new software for it. Which if he builds a completely new software then it may end up being that since it is a fresh sonic without all his files on it from the last one, he has to redownload all his apps and start everything fresh!
@Planet of the Deaf Will they? Okay. I just felt like that was forever ago and almost even forgot, that's why I wanted to make sure I wasn't crazily imagining stuff!
Kind of off topic question here: What ever happened to the sonic device's that were designed by kids? Wasn't there supposed to be an episode where Jenny, Strax, and Vastra used them? Or was it not for an actual episode and just for the contest? I remember the winners and them talking about how they designed them, I just thought for some reason we were going to see them used in at least a minisode or something.
I've been extremely torn on this issue for awhile now. On the one hand, having another Multi-Doctor story without having to wait until 2023 would be fantastic. On the other hand, we just had the 50th. On top of that you have the issue with the returning Doctors. First Eccleston is a huge question mark, still not sure if he didn't do the 50th because of schedule issues or just didn't like the script. Tennant? As you said, he just recently returned so it'd take away from how special it was if he starts coming back all the time. Smith as well, to me, is too soon for returning. I mean 2 years after he left seems a little short to me. Sure people were sad to see him go, but bringing him back that quick is a little fast in my opinion. That said, I do so hope Moffat has something planned to celebrate it. Like perhaps a multi-companion story, have the real Rose Tyler (since it wasn't actually her in the 50th it would be okay. To trail off on that thought, perhaps if Pete's world Rose somehow ended up on an adventure with the current Doctor, perhaps Tennant could reprise his role as the human meta-crisis Doctor.) Would love to see Martha or Donna return as well. Amy as well, since in the regeneration that wasn't actually Amy, but an imagination of 11 in his dying moments. It'd be perfect because it wouldn't take away from the Multi-Doctor anniversaries, but maybe start a new tradition of multi-companion stories for the revival.
2 months ago on Will There Be a 10th Anniversary Special for the Revival?
@MrRazza, the Newly Qualified Omega Identifier @NumberNine Yeah the fans of Doctor Who usually tend to be really good about spoilers. This isn't the first time something has been screened early and they usually do a good job at keeping things tight lipped.
2 months ago on Series 8 World Tour: Deep Breath London Screening
I don't like using the words "dark" or "angry" or anything. I'm hoping he's serious yes, but I feel like the Doctor should sort of be "high on himself." I mean if you think about the recent events of what the 11th Doctor has gone through, he should be in high spirits. I mean he found out he actually saved Gallifrey instead of destroyed it, went to trenzalore and lived (with a regeneration, but still not his final death), and walked away with a completely new set of regenerations. So in my mind, the Doctor at this point should really be kind of arrogant. The fact that he's been around for 2000 years and the worst thing he's ever done turned out to not be true. That's a good thing, not a dark thing. That's why I hope he's more of a serious arrogant Doctor rather than a dark angry Doctor.
2 months ago on How Far Into Darkness will the 12th Doctor Take Us?
@TheNightmareChild sees into your soul! @Timhogan I'm kind of hoping it's also things we did get to see, but in a different perspective as well. For example the Day of the Doctor moment where you saw Capaldi's eyes. I'd absolutely love if someday when Moffat decides to actually bring the Time Lords back he goes back to that very scene from Capaldi's point of view where he's using that moment where he's spent the last X amount of years preparing to re-do that moment and is able to track Gallifrey this time around.
2 months ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown
I'm almost wondering if the Doctor will be going back to places he has been before. I mean "I've made mistakes, it's about time I do something about it," makes it sound as if he might come awfully close to crossing over time lines to right some things he may of gotten wrong. Like going inside a Dalek, could that specific Dalek end up being the Oswin-Dalek from Asylum? Revisiting House and Idris for some reason?
@Huknar @Timhogan I'm hoping it's actual music they use in the series. Or at least that style. I like it, it's different and seems to fit the vibe of Capaldi's Doctor.
2 months, 1 week ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer
Man I am really digging the music for this trailer. It's different from what we've had lately but amazingly done. Murray Gold sure is a genius.
@ProfWimsey @Timhogan But how would it compete for money if aired at a different time? I would think it would add more to it, if you have 1 series vs 1 series and a few specials for fans to run out and buy DVD's and stuff of, wouldn't that mean the one with the extra specials for extra money would make them more?
2 months, 1 week ago on What If… the 8th Doctor Had Had a Full TV Run?
The biggest issue I see that people have with it, and from what I can tell from the Doctor Who makers, is they don't want something "competing" with the primary series or taking away from the primary series. Which I understand, but there's ways to avoid that. If they did a full series of 12/13 episodes that ran along side or in between series I could understand that taking away from the main series. However a few small TV specials in the form of Sherlock with 3 TV-Movie style episodes that was clearly advertised as a "bonus" or "extra" for fans that could play around something like Easter to kind of satisfy the fans who go such a dreadful wait between series, it would avoid the competition factor. Especially if they were to do something like that, and then slap a trailer at the end of it for the following full series to remind people that what they just watched was a special "prequel" of sorts to the Night of the Doctor. Key factors would be that it'd have to be much shorter than the actual series, it'd have to run at a time as to not shine over the main series, and it'd have to have its own budget (although could be a much smaller budget due to the fact that it'd be more of a gift to fans then trying to be a full blown action Doctor Who series.) If they could manage all three of those things, I think it'd be quite successful for everyone involved! The final piece would be Moffat not writing it, we wouldn't want to have to wait an extra year for the main series because he was busy writing the 8th doctor's mini-adventures.
@Fadedeathdave @Timhogan Well Silurians and Ice Warriors may look humanoid, but they are still reptilian physiology so not like they are just an "evolution" or relative or something of humans. Just share the same shape.
2 months, 1 week ago on Why does the Doctor LOOK human?
@Fadedeathdave Interesting, does that explanation go more in depth? If Rassilon seeded every planet, what about the Silurians? Did humans actually come first but die off or hide in caves while the Silurians ruled? Also does that mean Humans got killed off of most other planets like Skarro? It's an interesting explanation, but leaves too many questions!
@Oodkind I like this explanation so much problem. Too many things about a perception filter would bother me, especially when the Time Lords were on their own planet or around other species. Why would they on their own home world look human if that was just a perception filter? It makes more sense that they just happen to be two species that looked a like, which drew the Doctor in.
I know we're all distracted by the Davros/Dalek voice, but after watching all 3 of the teasers together I notice a reoccurring theme of TARDIS explosions! I know it's only been half a season and crazy to think, but you think they might change/rebuild the TARDIS again? I mean that's an awful lot of explosions and destruction.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8: New Teaser Trailer “I see into your soul, Doctor”
What we need now is one of those fan's that is video-editing savvy to put all the teaser's together!
Never say never McGann! You'll only be what, 63 for the 60th anniversary? Plus he's aging amazingly well, he may still be able to pull it off if they wanted the 8th to be part of a multi-doctor story! It's a shame he wasn't fully in Day of the Doctor. I mean storywise it makes sense because what'd be the point of the Moment showing him his past self, but 8, 10, and 11 I feel like would have some very interesting conversations!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on McGann Doubtful on Return, Spin-off