"You know, I'm beginning to like the idea of being a crew member on a time machine." Respect Clara, and respect the Clara Lovers and Respecters Association!
Psi, hands down. He was sweet and had a USB port in his head, it's impossible not to love him.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #3: Male Guest Actor
I definitely think an episode would be far too confusing. I expecting something fairly low-scale, maybe one of the series 9 episodes paying massive homage to Rose (sort of like what Remembrance of the Daleks did), the BBC America special, and maybe some new merch, eg a special compilation of Murray Gold's music or a collection of books. DWM will definitely have a special bumper issue too. I'm surprised RTD doesn't want to be involved as I also would have expected something like a BFI screening with a Q&A, but either way I don't think it should be overdone.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Russell T Davies on New Who’s 10th Anniversary
@ElyotWren @twoheartsonemind Wait like 'Grandad Prentis?' Whatttt how did I not think of that?!
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Paul Kaye Cast in Series 9
At first I was like "Danny, duh" but then I saw Jemma Redgrave...whyyyyyy
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Best of 2014 #2: Recurring Actor
@TardisBoy! I agree with that. However, the fact that they've already cemented in a title for the episode is a bit suss, I wonder if 'Prentice' is going to be the series 9 arc.
@divya12 @Romanadvoratrelundar @Hirmien If it was all on-set/indoor on-location scenes, then why announce him this early? It doesn't really fit the pattern, unless he's a recurring guest star. And chillax, I'm not getting my knickers in a twist, I just like having something to look forward to :)
@Hirmien @Romanadvoratrelundar The reason I say it is because they only tend to officially announce guest stars right before they film on location, because they'll inevitability be spotted by fans anyway. A prime example is announcing that Kate Stewart would be in the 50th anniversary special right before they filmed in Trafalgar Square.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Paul Kaye Cast in Series 9
Okay, so the connection between "Prentice" and "Apprentice" is pretty easy to spot, but it could be a red herring. The apprentice is probably someone else and they just want to assume it's him.
Yeah, I don't know what I'm talking about either. I'm really just excited about possibly seeing Clara's costume when the apparently imminent location filming leaks arrive.
@AndrewMarsden It looks to me like there are less choices on the shortlist this year. From memory there used to be eight choices from each category, now it's down to four.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Battles Sherlock in National Television Awards
I'm happy about this. As soon as Clara reacted to the TARDIS in The Snowmen I absoutely fell in love with her, and I want her to stay on the show for as long as possible. I'm somewhat relieved to see that others feel the same way (not just the alleged "Clara lovers that run this site").
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Are you happy with Clara staying on? Poll Results
It's highly possible that's what we do here, considering the book also wants to know about what print media you read, what TV shows you regularly watch over the whole year, which channels and genres you like, etc - that could be more of a data mining thing. I've never heard of anyone with the special box though
1 month ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) UK Ratings Accumulator
I'm sure someone has mentioned this (circumstances have caused me to fall of the Who-sphere for a few weeks - gasp!) but I instantly thought of C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe prequel The Magician's Nephew.
1 month, 1 week ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed
Here's what I find interesting: in all of this, I haven't seen one person mention spatial genetic multiplicity - ie the excuse RTD made for Gwen Cooper and Gwyneth looking the same.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Moffat on Orson Pink Mystery
@supermoff wants Clara in Series 9 for Christmas! @Malohkeh This is exactly why I love DWM - because it's written entirely by and for crazy Whovians who care about this stuff xD
I see what he means, and it worked. I always knew I would love Capaldi, but it happened sooner than I expected because his personality was so polar to Eleven's. He'd say and do things that I could never imagine his predecessor doing, and I felt drawn to that uniqueness - like it was ok to love Twelve and miss Eleven at the same time, because they're such different Doctors.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Capaldi Needed to “Slap the audience awake” – Moffat
@Last christmas I gave you my kidneys... Oh, I can see it now: RTD to resurrect Doctor Who again. "Alan Fridge, a friend of RTD, told us that the godfather of Doctor Who is determined to bring the show back to it's 'glory days'. "Russell said he wants to shake everything up, starting with a female Doctor" Mr Fridge revealed."
Are The Mirror hiring by any chance?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Series 8 Is A “Ratings Flop” (Apparently)
@Status: Stuck in the vortex @RoseKewal Not to mention that BARB ratings include recordings...
@ElyotWren @DrainOfMorbius Agreed. Did anyone else notice how, at the end of Death in Heaven, the Doctor appeared to fall asleep in the TARDIS before Santa knocked and woke him up? Santa must be in the dream.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Capaldi Teases Last Christmas & Clara’s Fate
I suspected this might happen when I found out a lot of it would be a dream - basically that means the Moff has permission to do whatever he wants! And I think something will have to happen to Clara's character, I can't see her developing much further in her current state - something is going to happen to change everything and make room for series 9 (presuming she's staying, of course).
I want her to stay. I've always loved her just because she's the only companion I can truly relate to, and I think her development this year was great. She still needs to move on from Danny and her addiction to travelling with the Doctor, I think there's more to be explored there. However, I'd be open to having a second companion join halfway through and have a bit of overlap.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Clara, or a New Companion for Series 9?
@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @The Lazy Cat is Hanging Out With Jenna Coleman That's only a theory though, apart from the date of her death there's nothing to back this u
1 month, 4 weeks ago on 5 Reasons Why Clara Should Stay for Series 9
@Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. @supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @Thefezthatruledtheworld Hear hear. When he was showrunner people used to rip RTD to shreds, now he's heralded as some kind of saving grace.
"The human superpower - forgetting."
@LaraHarris Well, if that's your attitude then we don't care about your opinions either...
@Benvenfold I'm surprised there's no "Matt Smith Years" set to be honest. That would solve a lot of problems.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Last Christmas DVD / Blu-Ray
@MyHatIsOnFire That was an exception though, it's not really fair to put Matt Smith's swansong with Peter Capaldi's debut series. A new Doctor is supposed to be a fresh start.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Last Christmas BBC One Time Confirmed
@Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. @Iris Wildthyme Yes! I was thinking about this today, actually. Considering it was her (let's face it) selfish phone call that killed Danny, she must feel really, really guilty. And then Danny saving the kid he killed instead of himself...she's going to think that she didn't deserve him and feel guilty about that. I think her trying to deal with some long term emotional issues while still addicted to travelling with the Doctor would be a really, really interesting thread through series 9.
@Shane Michaels ...did you seriously even bother to read the article? There's so much left for her when you consider her past.
@Thefezthatruledtheworld *Sighs* I'm sorry, but if I read the words "bring back RTD" one more time I'm going to spend an hour banging my head against my desk in true Danny Pink style. He was a good showrunner, but his RTD's era had issues too, people. RTD had issues, Moffat has issues, every past and future showrunner has/will have issues because they're all human beings that sometimes make mistakes. Moffat is running the show now and someone who is not RTD will run it in the future, get over it and move on.
@MJJ They're not stating your opinion for you, they're addressing common issues. I disagree that we need a new companion, however some good points were made in this post
@The Lazy Cat is Hanging Out With Jenna Coleman @Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. @mrclever is waiting to be approved @SANTA-ran17 agent of C.L.A.R.A Lol I was like "Iron underscore? Huh???"
@The Lazy Cat is Hanging Out With Jenna Coleman @ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @Romanadvoratrelundar agent of C.L.A.R.A. *Apparently* you gain a second heart when you regenerate for the first time (ie the First Doctor only had one heart). Although there's a few things that contradict this...
@ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @Romanadvoratrelundar agent of C.L.A.R.A. @The Lazy Cat is Hanging Out With Jenna Coleman Exactly! The circumstances around becoming a time lord were always contradictory and unclear. Either way Moffat could definitely manipulate the situation if he wanted to, it's this kind of thing that makes me want the Doctor to find Gallifrey!
@The Lazy Cat is Hanging Out With Jenna Coleman @Romanadvoratrelundar agent of C.L.A.R.A. @ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. Hmm, that's what I was thinking. I never really bought into the "Clara has been a time lady all along" thing, but her turning into one is different. Her connection with the time lords and significance in the Doctor's life would definitely make a lot more sense.
2 months ago on 5 Reasons Why Clara Should Stay for Series 9
@The Lazy Cat is Hanging Out With Jenna Coleman @ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. A completely ridiculous theory just occurred to me. What if Clara is currently human and becomes a time lady? One of the stories behind time lords being able to regenerate is that they 'evolved' due to exposure to the time vortex - what if this happened to Clara when she jumped into the Doctor's timeline? (What if she's the mysterious woman at The End of Time? *gasp*) Everything you just mentioned could be a foreshadowing...
@Typo42 Sceptic of ROSE @Romanadvoratrelundar agent of C.L.A.R.A. @The Lazy Cat is Hanging Out With Jenna Coleman @Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. That's true. I'm wondering if she'll eventually leave (whether it be in series 9 or beyond) because the Doctor can see what she's become and forces her to stop.
@Typo42 Sceptic of ROSE I was thinking about the boy too (you mean the one he saved, right?). What if his parents are dead? What if Orson is his decendant, and "genetic multiplicity" (aka the excuse for Gwen and Gwyneth looking the same) is what caused him to look like Danny? It sounds like a poor resolution, but it could be awesome if handled right.
@SANTA-ran17 agent of C.L.A.R.A @Diana1992 likes Tangerine Soufflés @The Lazy Cat is Hanging Out With Jenna Coleman I just checked it myself from the actual episode. It's not the draft messages box, it's the "reject call with message" dialogue which has a number of options to preselect: I'm driving, I'm at the cinema, I'm in class etc. By the look of things someone jokingly made a "companion version" haha
@The Lazy Cat is Hanging Out With Jenna Coleman @supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. Agreed. I think the Orson thing will be addressed, but I don't think it will be as straightforward as her being pregnant when Danny died.
@The Lazy Cat is Hanging Out With Jenna Coleman @Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. I agree, she was prepared to kill Missy at the end of DIH after all. I think there's a bit of a hint (particularly in Flatline) that she's becoming more and more like the Doctor, I wonder if she'll face some sort of morality battle when trying to get revenge on Missy
This is a great article, thank you! I also want to find out more about Ellie, I like the theories that suggest she was killed in the 2005 Auton invasion. What if there was a story where the Doctor keeps jumping backwards through Clara's timeline? I think it would be magical. I also feel as though Jenna is really becoming comfortable with her character, she's a brilliant actor who can take Clara to whole new levels.
As for her coping after Danny's death, I'm hoping that will be addressed during the Xmas special - the Doctor is going to find out the truth eventually. Santa did say "you're not alright and neither is she" so that implies it's going to be dealt with immediately.
@YaelMoise @Lord Dcast Although I agree, the results also kind of make sense. Tom Baker had the longest run in what many consider the "golden era", so it makes sense that he's top of the classics. DW had a pretty bad reputation from Colin onwards, so I can see why he's on the bottom. Many of the William Hartnell fans are very most likely not fans anymore (especially since back then the show was solely geared at children).
The New Series results are not that surprising. I know so many people that fell in love with the show during David's run (why do you think there's a meme about skipping Nine?!), and Matt's results make sense since it was during his run that they properly launched the show in America. As for Capaldi, I know many people who watched the show casually during Matt's run but really really feel in love with Twelve...
So yes, many people probably voted for their favourite Doctor. But you know, it's quite common for your Doctor to also be your favourite Doctor...
2 months ago on Who is YOUR Doctor? The Results
I missed W&W! I almost wanted series 8 to end so it could come back! I saw that Missy video last week, by far the best thing here. Although some of that fanart is amazing
2 months ago on Weird and Wonderful
@StephenStyles Hmm, good point. You could be thinking of the astronauts from Trial of a Time Lord ("The Mysterious Planet") that were nicknamed sleepers because they were placed in suspended animation while travelling between planets.
2 months ago on Frost on “Gangster” Santa, Last Christmas Monsters
@LGwalchmai95 What did one weeping angel say to another weeping angel?
@Adric the Genius I'm thinking that Santa will be part of the dream bit, but it's just a theory.
It's coming together now - the Moff's take on the 'it was all a dream'. Not only is "Dream Crabs" a strange name, but "Sleepers" reminds me of a sleeper agent; maybe the point is that everything is not what it seems? I reckon everything will be set everything up in one way, and then it will be revealed at the end that everyone made the wrong assumptions.
Like, you know, Clara's going to die and then not die or something to that effect?
(I'm sorry, I had to.)
@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @Ottoman14 THANK YOU. Everyone who says the show is getting worse for whatever reason needs to admit it is their personal opinion. Opinions are totally fine, however they need to realise that claims like "Moffat needs to be fired", "bring RTD back" etc have no hard stats to back them up.
Personally I think Moffat's writing is fine. Sure, he makes mistakes, but every showrunner has. Not a single year of Doctor Who has gone by where a fan has not thought "I liked it, but this little bit was kind of annoying and cringeworthy." I don't think Moffat is the perfect showrunner, but guess what guys - the perfect showrunner doesn't exist.
2 months ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) UK Ratings Accumulator
@NickyArmstrong @joseffwilliams That's so, so weird. In Australia they send you a giant book, and you colour in the boxes to say when you were watching TV and the channel you were watching. I had no idea we were so behind...