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1 week, 1 day 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.
1 week, 5 days 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.
1 week, 5 days 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.
1 week, 6 days 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 weeks 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 weeks, 2 days 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 weeks, 3 days 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 weeks, 4 days 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 weeks, 6 days 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.
3 weeks, 1 day 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.
3 weeks, 6 days 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!
4 weeks ago on McGann Doubtful on Return, Spin-off
Although I'm not a huge fan of the idea of Time Lords ending up being the future humans that got sent to the dawn of time, but if this is the case I sure do hope there's a better explanation for some of the stuff than that. A bit more Doctor Who-ish. I mean take regeneration for example, it seems a bit more "magical" then getting a limb chopped off and regrowing it. I'd much rather an explanation similar to how the Time Lords became well, the Time Lords. Taking your example of the earth getting pulled through some sort of wormhole to Galifrey's current location, I'd rather see something like that causing a rift to open up on the planet and that rift just so happens to be the time vortex. That's when they start studying it and looking into it finding out that it makes some people go mad and some people get more powerful. Then there's a big war and people fight (like human's always do) and the result is people who take control of the time vortex and start forcing their children to look into it so that only the "strongest" survive the right of passage. This over exposure to the vortex is what would go on to start causing the evolutionary traits like a second to help pump the brain full of extra blood to be able to handle the vast knowledge received by peering into the vortex. Further, a side effect from gazing into the time schism is being exposed to Atron energy which begins to seep into the evolving humans which causes them to absorb said energy giving them the ability to regenerate when necessary. Just off the top of my head, but again, I'd prefer they didn't. There's just too much built up over the last 50 years that he is not human. It won't surprise me though if Moffat has something like this cooking though, he likes to go for the crazy twists no one see's coming, but I think this one is going a bit too far. Refuting everything "we thought we knew" just because he wants a shock is too much. It'd almost be on the same page as him coming out and saying the TARDIS is not actually a time machine somehow.
1 month ago on An Earthly Gallifrey
Although the tone of the show does tend to change a bit, I think the beauty of Doctor Who is the complete openness to the story. They could have a really really dark episode one week, then the next week a light, fun, happy episode and it'd be fine. With this type of show it could go either way. That said, personality wise I do like the teasers so far on Clara questioning the Doctor and such. I think it makes perfect sense, the Doctor should be pretty high on himself right now after everything that has recently happened. Therefore I'm hoping he's more of an arrogant type than a brooding type. I mean he just saved the Time Lords instead of killed them as well as survived Trenzalore with receiving a complete new set of regenerations. Therefore again, he should be pretty high on himself in the "everything I do is right, and I can do no wrong!" type of fumbling around the universe.
1 month ago on Should Doctor Who Adopt a Darker Tone?
@Amy's on the Mofflex Diet Again the point is that he is clearly thinking about more than just finding out "when it was first brought up." When I said no ulterior motive I more meant I don't think he's actually doing it. I certainly think he is toying with the idea, I think anyone would be crazy to not think that he was after reading these comments. There's a difference between saying that I think he is considering it, and that I think he's actually planning something. Consideration and actually doing is two different things. Just because I think he is contemplating an idea in his head, does not mean I think he is actually going to do it. Especially considering how I said I could see this as a reason for him to test the water with the idea. For that I am certain, why else would he bring up the possibility of proof not actually being proof if he wasn't actually thinking that himself? However that doesn't mean that I think he is actually going to do it.
1 month ago on Moffat: Who says the Doctor is NOT human?
@Amy's on the Mofflex Diet Well, again that's me stating that it wouldn't surprise me if Moffat had the idea in his head to make the Doctor Human. That doesn't mean I think Capaldi is going to come out and start calling himself Human. It was me saying that Moffat is clearly exploring the possibility, not that I think he is actually doing it. Hence why I use the words like "possibility" and "may." Context, remember? :P
@Amy's on the Mofflex Diet Well that was exactly my point though. Again I'm not saying he has some ulterior motive here, I'm saying that he's throwing out the idea that perhaps everything we thought we knew was actually wrong and the Doctor may not actually be what we thought he was. Again if it was just a simple question of, "When?" then there wouldn't of been all the extra stuff to make us question whether or not what we thought was "proof" was actual proof.
@Amy's on the Mofflex Diet I mean the question that he asked here is clearly more than just, "when" but really "how certain are you? what kind of actual proof do we really have when all these things could easily be explained and not be concrete proof"
@Amy's on the Mofflex Diet Exactly, and to prove that he can disprove our "proof"
@Amy's on the Mofflex Diet That should read, "What evidence do we actually have that he is an alien"*
@Amy's on the Mofflex Diet I thought we knew it was a fact? And that the point was to prove "When." If that was the case then there is absolutely no point in bringing up the possibility of him being human. There is certainly still a point in asking the question if it is fact, because it's still a question of when. Like, "We know it's true, but when was it first stated?" Would be the question you seem to think he asked. But he is saying, "What evidence do we actually have that he is human? Especially considering for awhile he didn't say he wasn't human, his physiology could be explained as simply special yet still human, and he has even at least once said he was a human." All of that is extra that has no point in being there if the question was simply, "When?" I mean yeah he could just be simply posing a hypothetical, but he's basically also saying if he can disprove a fact like the physiology of having 2 hearts, what can't he disprove? I'm not saying it's a secret plan that Moffat has in store for us, I'm simply stating that he clearly has the idea of the Doctor actually being human in his head and that he threw that question out there not to read our comments, but to see fan reaction. Obviously he isn't going to come here and read our conversation, but I'm sure he will at least hear what kind of reaction people have to his comments.
@Amy's on the Mofflex Diet Again, the implication being that the possibility of him being a human does in fact exist. Especially since he brings up the fact that the Doctor has said he's human at least once. There's no reason to bring that stuff up if he's not at least toying with the idea in the back of his mind thinking, "well hey the 8th Doctor said he's half human, maybe I could come up with a crazy cool twist that the Doctor is actually human." And then going to the fans and asking a question like this to make sure he isn't forgetting something or there is some concrete proof. Especially when he dismisses things like physiology as simply being "special traits that doesn't necessarily make him alien."
@Amy's on the Mofflex Diet How is him saying that the evidence of him being an alien is wrong not imply that him being an alien is wrong? I don't understand how that is reading too much into it. He is basically saying when people say things like, "The Doctor has two hearts" "Well that could just be a special birth defect of him" or "The doctor says he's an alien" "Well the Doctor lies" I mean this IS Moffat we are talking about. I think you're not reading enough into it.
@Amy's on the Mofflex Diet Yeah exactly, that's him pointing out the possibility that "everything we know, is probably wrong" (his words.) The implication being that we may have these reasons for him being an alien, and him saying "nope those reasons are wrong." If the reasons we have for him being an alien are wrong, the only logical inference is that "him being an alien" is wrong. Which means the idea of him being Human can still be right.
@Amy's on the Mofflex Diet I understand what it means when he brings up Spider Man. My point is WHY bring it up? It has absolutely nothing to do with "At what point did the Doctor become an alien." It's not a question of understanding WHAT he said, but WHY he brought up the idea and reasoning of the Doctor actually being human.
@Amy's on the Mofflex Diet Your missing my point. My point is Moffat brought up things that had absolutely nothing to do with "his question" of at what point did the Doctor become an Alien. Moffat has a reason for everything, he wouldn't of brought up the possibility of him being a human if that wasn't on his mind.
@Amy's on the Mofflex Diet In your opinion.
@Amy's on the Mofflex Diet Same could of been said 2 years ago if someone said, "Moffat is going to make the 11th doctor really the 12th Doctor." If you don't think Moffat is capable of going that far, I know you are underestimating him.
@Malohkeh @Timhogan @Amy's on the Mofflex Diet What does bringing up ideas and possibilities that he "knows" isn't accurate have to do with reading comprehension? I mean it's more him toying with fragile things. To me, knowing Moffat, it more stands as an implication that he may indeed someday decide to make the Doctor actually human. I mean he changed the order, added a new Doctor in the mix. For all we know this is a bold test to see how fans would react to the possibility of him being a human and whether he could get away with making a story about that. I think you guys are underestimating Moffat and his desire to come up with twists that push limits. I think the whole "context" and reading comprehension is BS, he had no reason to bring up possibilities of the Doctor actually being human if his entire question was, "At what point was he confirmed to be an alien."
@Amy's on the Mofflex Diet So then why doesn't he say that instead of things like, "He could be a human" and bringing up spider man who is special but still not an alien. I mean if his only goal was to find out when, and not whether or not it's been "confirmed" why talk about possibilities of it not actually being confirmed? That is horrible context and quite pointless.
@Amy's on the Mofflex Diet But then he goes on to challenge people to say where has it been said that he is, meanwhile in episodes written by him, the Doctor is asked if he is an alien and says "Yes." I mean what is the point in even saying all of this if not to imply that he could be a human.
@Amy's on the Mofflex Diet Then what is: “Now before you jump up and yell An Unearthly Child – sorry, but wrong. He makes it clear he’s not from this time, and seems to indicate that he was born on another world, but he never says he’s an alien. He could, just as easily, be a human being from the far future, born on some colonised world."
@Amy's on the Mofflex Diet He is greatly implying it though by claiming the Doctor never calls himself an alien and not human.
Uhm, he himself has written stuff where The Doctor calls himself an alien. this confuses me greatly because it is not April 1st! I mean there is several evidence in New Who alone. Like in Smith and Jones when the Judoon are scanning everyone and the Doctor scans as non-human. Then there's the companions asking "are you an alien," and the Doctor replying yeah. I mean sure the Doctor lies, but he has been scanned by things that register him as non-human over the years. If you want to take it further and say that he went out of his way to make sure all technology scanned him as non-human, then explain how he has two hearts? And every other Time Lord has two hearts? Perhaps time lords could have originated as humans and mixed with some alien that caused a mixed breed to appear with two hearts and stronger brains. Speaking of brains, if the Doctor was Human how could he withstand all the stuff that makes The Doctor Donna's head want to explode? I mean clearly his physiology is not human. Humans may be the Time Lords ancestors sure, but they are no longer humans in the way that we are no longer single celled jelly floating around. We may have evolved from primitive species and share an origin, but that doesn't make us one of them.
@Pogo123456 @Timhogan Could be interesting, but the only problem is if the Master is in control than why would the Doctor of been given an extra set of regenerations from them? Personally I see it ending up to not be a generous gift from the Time Lords to the Doctor who deserved it how it seemed to us. But instead I forsee Gallifrey being in some crazy turmoil. I mean logic stands to reason that yeah the Daleks in orbit got left behind and shot each other, but the Daleks on the planet should of made the jump with Gallifrey. So imagine the Doctor finally finding Gallifrey, appearing, stepping out of the TARDIS to run straight into a group of Daleks and his heart just breaks. Only to find out that the ground Daleks all formed a base in a ruined city from the Time War and have been battling with the Gallifreyans the whole time. Meanwhile the Gallifreyans themselves are in a state of chaos with the High Council and the War Council being at each other's throats and perhaps it was the War Council who saw the Doctor save them all and thinking he may be able to do it again, they needed his help. But through the cracks of time they saw the Doctor was on his last life and nearing defeat and decided their only choice to survive not only the rift in the higher ups, the Daleks on their planet, and escaping the pocket universe they are trapped in, the only hope was to grant the Doctor a new cycle in hopes that he will finally make his way to them.
1 month ago on Why Bringing Back Gallifrey Is Right…
@The Outer Space K9 Yeah the only issue is I do want Capaldi to still be the Doctor for it. My hope is that the "big cliffhanger" that happens in the next series has something to do with Gallifrey. What I'd like to see is Series 8 used to establish the 12th Doctor and the dynamic with the new companions and Clara building as a companion. Then Series 9 starts building up to the return. Then Series 10 centers around Gallifrey possibly ending with a regeneration into 13. I mean it's way to early to tell but I hope Capaldi stays at least 3 series, seems to be a good length for Doctors these days.
Great article. I'd love to see Gallifrey return but after "the search." I'd like to see the Master return and become an enemy again with a renewed conflict of the Doctor wanting to return Gallifrey and The Master wanting to keep that from happening out of fear of what Rassilon and the High Council would do to him/them following the events of the End of Time. Then after back and forth of the Master setting up speed bumps and the Doctor cruising over them he finally is successful and brings it back only to find a planet in chaos. If The Doctor simply removed Gallifrey from its position, and through scenes from Day of the Doctor it was shown that Daleks were actually on the surface, it stands to reason that there should still be Daleks on Gallifrey. Not to mention the High Council having just been thwarted by The Doctor and The Master so a few enemies there. However there would also be some friendly folks I'd imagine in the citizens that were saved as well as the War Council from Day of the Doctor who saw the Doctor come up with a plan to save them and pull it off. There could be such a huge dynamic that can be added to the show by offering a brand new planet and characters that could become a main part of the show.
@doctorwhomultiverse I'd assume so. The events of End of Time are most likely happening simultaneously as Day of the Doctor so Rassilon must of gotten sent back pretty much around the same time as the Doctors doing their thing. So I'd imagine when they get pulled "out of the painting"(pocket universe) that they are in, the whole being corrupt and thwarted by the Doctor is still rather fresh. Though I'd also imagine there might be a little rift in the higher ups. Since the War council knew what the Doctors did to save them while the High Council just finished getting beaten by The Master and The Doctor in End of Time. So perhaps he will have friends and enemies both on Gallifrey.
Well NOW we will see it coming Mr. Moffat!
1 month ago on Moffat Teases Massive Cliffhanger
Ya know if the Master is going to come back and the lack of drums and everything from yesterday's speculation post fits, then couldn't the Master's new goal for being the enemy be him trying to stop Gallifrey from returning. You could have the Doctor trying to bring it back since it's still out there somewhere, and Master returning to more of a re-occuring role like classic Who where he is putting road blocks in the way of The Doctor. Just a thought. The exciting part? We're only a couple months away! Can not wait!
1 month, 1 week ago on Series 8 Filming: Finale Clue
@Notsosmartguy @Timhogan Not quite as young as I'm referring to, I more mean little kids. But also maturity level. I mean Matt Smith's doctor was quite immature and that kind of spoke to the immature audience. They loved to see their fumbling doctor getting into trouble and such. Personally I'm hoping Capaldi is almost the exact opposite of Smith. I mean I liked 11, he was a great doctor and kept the show fresh and new and cool, but there were some times I can remember where it made me cringe on just how much like a little kid he acted which I'm sure there were the younger fans who loved that. Personally my favorite Matt Smith moments are when he gets angry, mad, or serious. And my hope is that Capaldi will be like that most of the time with very little of him acting like a child. I mean the show has lasted through 11 actors changing the roles, I just fear for losing some of the younger audience that isn't used to the change and may not like not having their crazy whimsical doctor and instead getting a "snarling beast"(I remember someone described Capaldi's doctor as that, I just don't remember who.)
1 month, 1 week ago on Colin Baker: Tennant & Smith Brought Female Fans to Doctor Who