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@The Lazy Cat is in on the Time Heist That is the Moffat way.
6 hours, 44 minutes ago on Listen Review
Was a civilian* (where did the edit go?)
6 hours, 46 minutes ago on Listen Review
One thing that also sprang to mind while reading the review, is some of the parallelisms between Danny and the Doctor and the fact that they both choose to discard their given name and live by a chosen name full of meaning. Danny chooses "Dan" the soldier who doesn't need a gun. In Into The Dalek, some scenes make us assume that Danny has killed someone who wasn't a civilian. To have chosen the name he did, how he must have deeply felt to have "not lived up to the name." And then we have the Doctor, never cruel nor cowardly, the healer, and how he discarded the name when he had no choice but to go against his own name and fight a war, nearly committing genocide.
I certainly agree, there is a thing about names with Moffat.
6 hours, 47 minutes ago on Listen Review
How many other programs can throw themselves a 3D birthday bash that gets shown across the globe, takes the show in a new direction and then gets voted the best ever story?
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1 day, 2 hours ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter
Not really, there is an qctual dark side to the moon.
1 day, 3 hours ago on DWM #478: Dark Side of the Moon
@Sephora is Scottish now He's a human being? (or pretending to be one, we never know)
2 days, 1 hour ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@alwaysrunning @Angie Whodini escapes from under the bed I don't think that's it but it's the best I've got.
@VictorWong1 I was surprised to notice, while watching and for a brief moment, how little music there was.
@Sharaz_Jek That kind of speech could never be something that originated in Clara. Ergo, the Doctor said it first, then she repeated it to the young Doctor to help him be brave, as a thank you, I'd say. To me it was more about Clara understanding everything she had learnt from the Doctor and using it to help him when he most needed it.
@BeyondThePolice The Doctor and Clara were looking for facts to suit the theory. Sherlock Holmes would frown at them.
2 days, 2 hours ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
@Beasts_a_Snarling @Americanwhovian It's also the basis of the episodes ambiguity. What the Doctor thinks, what Clara thinks, what we accept of either of their reasoning. It's like faith, analysing both possibilities would mean nothing if we knew the truth. What we believe has actually happened depends entirely on our mindset, and it is the essence of the episode.
@Malohkeh Conjecture: because it's not invisible, it just hides really well.
Also, I think it says quite a lot about Clara as a character both in the show and to us as viewers. In-show, her controlling nature leads her to assume she's got things figured out and is so confident that she passes it on to the Doctor. As viewers, she's been so on a streak lately in getting things right I think our initial reaction is to be convinced by her as well. "I was the origin of the Doctor's fear of this dream and therefore the monster was never real". But is that really completely logical? It would be an interesting development, I think, but I would have to weight it against what revealing whether there was an actual monster would do to the episode retrospectively. For now, this is my headconnon of the episode's ambiguity.
I had to vote yes because of what Rainbow Kidneys said in another thread:
"If there's something that I found REALLY clever about this episode is, in the end, we, as viewers, know that there was a monster (it is revealed for a few seconds, remeber? Behind Clara?), but every character, including Clara and the Doctor, they do not see the creature.
In Rupert's bedroom, Rupert, Clara and the Doctor are all with their backs turned to the creature, so, in their perspective, it could have been a monster OR just an ordinary kid.
In the spaceship, in "the end of time", Only the Doctor stays outside the TARDIS, and we never know if he saw a creature or if he didn't. And the noises? As much as they sound like someone-s knocking, it could have been just noises from the spaceship, although I don't think it really was.
Finally, just when Clara's underneath the Doctor's bed that there isn't an actual creature. So she decide's that, the whole time, it was just the Doctor being scared and obsessive. But it really wasn't, we know that."
I found this immensely interesting.
@AlexYoung1 It could be the opening mechanisms trigger automatically.
2 days, 2 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@The Unseen Potato How do you make line spaces when commenting?
Basically, write a letter and then go back to before it and press enter, if you want to do it while writing. If not, add them when you've finished. And it looks like it's only one space but it's actually two, so just enter once.
Ok and last thing. Why was "listen" written in the board, either by the Doctor or some unknown entity? What was there to listen for?
2 days, 12 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@aleztfu Write all you like (imo)! And welcome :)
I agree that the last scene was really not about Clara, but I see where people who say that are coming from. And well, basically I agree with almost everything else. The only thing I don't see is how the Clara thing creates an issue. Companions have never and will never have to be super important. It was never a competition nor should it ever be. All companions just affect the Doctor the amount that he needs at the time. I see Clara's importance as an interesting narrative, and nothing more. Maybe leading somewhere, maybe not. I don't think it really undermines what comes next. Sorry, I'm really out of time, I would like to say more, but just wanted to reply to say I love your comment! (even though I disagree on that part I mostly really agree XD)
@aleztfu I'm just grateful it's there!
@Causal NexOZ It could be another kid. Who wouldn't want an extra blanket?
Some more comments...
I love Capaldi's question. If that is to become the "catchphrase", I like it because it's more a speech thing that an actually phrase.
Speaking of Capaldi, this episode I felt him much more as a character than before. I think the Doctor is starting to appear to me.
Acting was all-round excellent, so was direction and writing.
Clara and Danny's restaurant scene could be interpreted as another kind of fear, right? I feel like Clara learnt something in this ep, but I wouldn't be able to definite it. Like she kept failing to connect to Danny. I think it may be fear of what the Doctor would say.
This is the first episode I've enjoyed and understood so much after just the first viewing. I simultaneously understand it's an ep I don't really need to rewatch to love, and that I think of rewatching with a sort of passive happiness. I don't know how to explain it very well. It's the same sort of feeling Wonderer Above the Sea of Fog gives me.
@ Notsosmartguy What about the restaurant scene? That was gold.
2 days, 13 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@The_Major I can't get the fourth one. Which one was it?
Edit: Ah ok. You're counting Capaldi as one right? That makes more sense.
@SOG_AB @Paulcake The Moment didn't create the Time Lock.
@'Cos Guess Who? Ha! @luckemasse @ Notsosmartguy To the casual viewer it's either Danny or the Doctor, and considering the shock in Clara's face and the words "Time Lord" it's already apparent it's the Doctor. Then we have Clara stopping the young boy from investigating and The Doctor from finding out where they are. When they show the War Doctor Clara says something like "you will come back when you're afraid" and then says to the Doctor that it was always his fear, and nothing else. She also repeats to him much of what she'd heard him say, implying it's the Doctor. it also circles back to her asking him if he ever had the dream.
If you've watched Classic Who, for fans, you would know the Doctor wasn't particularly good at his studies.
It is not any other Time Lord because it makes no narrative sense. WHY did the TARDIS go there, if it isn't the Doctor? Clara was clearly worried about him/thinking of the dream and the TARDIS went there.
@'Cos Guess Who? Ha! @smallaustralian Occam's razor. And stick with it. It seems you confuse yourself unnecessarily.
2 days, 14 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... @Wentworthian I was baffled by the way Clara got everything so wrong! in the date scenes. I was literally screaming at the tv: no, you idiot!
@'Cos Guess Who? Ha! @sontaran17 @lilfleur13 I watched it with my mom and she understood, so +1 there.
@CooperKing It's not earth for sure.
2 days, 16 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@LaraHarris @Battlion @Lord Denton It's like those doors that open automatically, sometimes standing in front of it opens it, sometimes it's not enough. And if it's not a door you know, you won't know until you've tried.
2 days, 17 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@Timhogan @social_crime @Mythel452 To me, it showed how much Clara has learned about and from the Doctor, that she was able to use it to comfort him at his most vulnerable.
3 days, 2 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@DrPhilC I agree about the coffee! I laughed so much when I saw him holding it! XD
@YaelMoise Gallifrey is not The Capitol, it has large desserts and one would presume a barn in the middle of nowhere has no guards. Would you hope to find policemen if someone snuck in a barn in the middlle of nowhere?
@ValkyrieMissile Why did the TARDIS take them to the Doctor's past and not Clara's? I think the answer lies in these questions.
@Sephora is Scottish now We are a little too used to time loops at this point...
@ Notsosmartguy @JLS1138 I honestly suspect we never will.
@Status: Stuck in the vortex Family heirloom?
@dancedj2k Count me down for mind blowing. I feel like something massive has just happened and I can't define it.
3 days, 3 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
Definite 10/10. Absolutely adored it and all it's different stories.
Ah, maybe it's because I've watched The Thick of It. I could understand NO ONE in that thing. It was a nightmare.
4 days, 10 hours ago on Is Capaldi’s Accent Causing Issues?
I find it funny that I mostly have no issue with it. And it's not like I've listened to a lot of scotish accent english recently.
I agree, I felt it was justified. Really, she's not a robot...
4 days, 15 hours ago on Listen Clip
I've loved the idea of Capaldi's Doctor from the beggining, I'm even relatively sure he'll end up my favourite, but Matt being my favourite up till now the incredible difference between them is more of a shock than I would've guessed. I guess I could really understand Clara's feelings in DB.
Damn you people, you made watch the clip... Fortunately it's entertaining and doesn't give anything away, but I had been resisting so successfully! *sigh* it was really interesting though. I'm starting to get used to Capaldi.
For me, "he was dead already, I was saving us" remains Twelve's defining moment so far. Let's see if this ep changes that.
5 days, 1 hour ago on Listen Spoiler-Free Review
Kind of selling himself there though, isn't he?
6 days, 5 hours ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes
So good! Couldn't help reading it Charles' (Simon Callow's lookalike of course) voice. The Unquiet Dead is the best, truly good use of Charles, and a great atmosphere and tone. Totally agree here with... Charles.
I liked this episode quite a lot, I found myself laughing at the most unexpected things and it was fun. So I gave it an 8. But it bothers me that the Doctor doesn't seem to smile or well, anything remotely near positive feeling ever, he just seems annoyed all the time, both in this and the previous ep. But I don't know if it's that I'm not used to it, seeing as how completely different Smith was, or that I just don't like it.
1 week, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood
The things that made this scene for me:
"Believe me, he is more scared than anything you can imagine right now."
"I wasn't, I didn't need to. That was me talking."
1 week, 3 days ago on Moffat on THAT Deep Breath Cameo
I watched this in the cinema, and in the "deep breath" scene... I couldn't help holding my breath. It was so tense and I was rooting for Clara but you could see she was struggling and when we see she has a whole hallway more of androids. So tense... Definitely one of the more riveting scenes in the whole of television I have ever seen. Kudos to the direction.
1 week, 3 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Deep Breath