Romanadvoratrelundar is looking for Gallifrey
You know, I'm beginning to like the idea of being a crew member on a time machine.
Why are we assuming that "last" means "final"? What if it's about travelling to Christmas last year?
1 day, 15 hours ago on 2014 Christmas Special Titled
Yes please! I love the Key to Time, it was an great way to reward people who watched the whole thing but still wasn't too confusing. The Doctor going on a treasure hunt for Gallifrey...my Oh my, I want to so badly now!
2 days, 8 hours ago on Torchwood’s Catherine Tregenna Penning Series 9 Story
@no_tweeter @Romanadvoratrelundar is looking for Gallifrey @ElyotWren Hear hear. It's not so much that I think we need women per se, but we need variety - different people from different backgrounds see and flesh things out in different ways, and it makes the series more versatile for better or for worse. Bringing in women definitely gives you that.
2 days, 11 hours ago on Torchwood’s Catherine Tregenna Penning Series 9 Story
@DrainOfMorbius If you ask me, "one story" would kill the series. The magic of Doctor Who is that casual viewers can come and go week by week and it doesn't matter too much if you miss an episode. If we had a big, twelve-episode story it would make people feel like they can't follow the story unless they see it from the start - no matter how simple you make it entering a massive Doctor Who story halfway through would just be way too confusing. Two or three parters? I'm all for it. Big, complicated multi-part season long story? Detrimental.
2 days, 23 hours ago on Torchwood’s Catherine Tregenna Penning Series 9 Story
@ElyotWren The only female writer is Helen Raynor, I believe she penned the Dalek and Sontaran two-parters in series three and four
@Clara Prefect "Do not skip Nine?" Hahaha I love how you then essentially skipped Nine and watched The Eleventh Hour. A brilliant story though!
3 days, 22 hours ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?
@NotsoSmartguy @hpfan2342 Malohkeh mentions a good method, and another option is to check out your local library. Mine carries a huge amount of DW DVDs, and well as stuff like AudioGO releases which are now 20x harder to find thanks to the company going bankrupt.
@Malohkeh There is also an...erm...hero by the name of "elDoctorio" who posts Loose Cannon recons of exceptional quality
Matt Smith. I'd seen one or two Chris and David episodes and decided the show wasn't for me, and then I saw The Eleventh Hour and everything changed. I became instantly hooked, and went back and watched the entire New Series - and then eventually the Classics. I was especially upset when he left, because he was my Doctor and I felt like we'd gone through our journey together from start to finish (I know, it sounds stupid).
I remember reading about people complaining during series five about how much they 'hated' him and wanted David back, and I just couldn't understand it. I got so used to defending him and assuming that pretty much everyone didn't like him. Then something magical happened - I gradually watched the fandom realise what I always knew right from the start: Eleven is amazing. The reaction of everyone when he left was completely astounding to me, because not that long ago it was like people wanted him to go.
I love every era of Doctor Who, but Eleven's was by far the most special to me.
@Clara Prefect Wasn't it something to do with 1D having their special 17-hour live stream on the same day or something? A lot of Whovians got mad about then "stealing" our day, me included
4 days, 17 hours ago on Doctor Who’s 51st Anniversary
@Derpmeistery And yet it feels like 5 years ago at the same time...
4 days, 21 hours ago on Doctor Who’s 51st Anniversary
@Malohkeh @Clara Prefect Well, it took them this long to introduce a black princess...
4 days, 22 hours ago on Doctor Who’s 51st Anniversary
@Clara Bosswald wants a Kate Stewart Spin-off @Regenerated Catterson hails CyberBrig @NotsoSmartguy Nothing beats the time we "broke" Peter Capaldi's wikipedia page after he was cast.
@Clara Prefect I know that feeling, I joined thew week after The Eleventh Hour aired so that's always a funny time of year for me! I spent a long time pretending I was in the fandom for a lot longer than what I actually have, but when Matt announced that he was leaving I turned around and said "you know what, he's my Doctor and I'm proud of it". To think it will be five years in April is insane...
@Malohkeh @Romanadvoratrelundar is looking for Gallifrey Definitely! One of my favourites, if not my most favourite. The Invasion is a great one too though!
@Malohkeh @Romanadvoratrelundar is looking for Gallifrey Thanks haha :D
@Malohkeh Sounds like we have the same predicament D: All the best with your essay!
@Baker Street - A new "companion" joined the TARDIS and then died
Yay! I'm still trying to decide how I'm going to celebrate, I have an exam tomorrow so it's a cramming day today :/
@TerraceArchimedes @Romanadvoratrelundar is looking for Gallifrey That's what I was thinking - what about the child? If he was killed in the war his parents most likely were as well
5 days, 9 hours ago on A Hint on Jenna Coleman’s Future?
@The Lazy Cat's Soufflé Was too Beautiful to Live I hadn't thought of that. Seeing as the entire episode won't really be tied up until Xmas hopefully it gets addressed then...
5 days, 10 hours ago on A Hint on Jenna Coleman’s Future?
@supermoff @YaelMoise @Planet of the Deaf I know, right? Instead of stopping the indents after only a few replies they should invent a "scroll over to continue reading this conversation" or something.
@ahunter8056 @supermoff The thing is, when they announce a departure all the attention moves to speculating who will be next. Maybe the BBC want to keep the press attention on the actual series - especially considering it's still Capaldi's first year. If Clara leaves at Chirstmas and nobody saw it coming, then all the speculation will move into the eight non-Who months next year, which is quite neat and keeps publicity up when DW isn't on TV.
@supermoff I think Jenna is really into her role to be honest, she'll probably be willing to keep it for a while like a lot of actors. I think Karen Gillan left because she knew Matt would be leaving soon and it seemed logical to move on as well
5 days, 11 hours ago on A Hint on Jenna Coleman’s Future?
@Planet of the Deaf @Mark McCullough It could be more along the lines of SJA, eg a few years later when she's had time to get past all that
@The Lazy Cat's Soufflé Was too Beautiful to Live @supermoff Goo point, but I disagree. Some of the Classics handled this brilliantly in my opinion, just look and Two and Jamie introducing Victoria to the TARDIS...
@Planet of the Deaf @Romanadvoratrelundar is looking for Gallifrey @The Lazy Cat's Soufflé Was too Beautiful to Live That's true, but beause of the Doctor's influence Amy didn't really have a proper childhood, so she wasn't normal to begin with. Like Susan she chose had the life she always wanted but never really had
@Mark McCullough A SPIN OFF?! YES! That never even occurred to me for a second.
5 days, 12 hours ago on A Hint on Jenna Coleman’s Future?
@Antee991166 There could even be an overlap (eg half a series) between the new one coming and Clara leaving. It's not totally unheard of
@YaelMoise @LGwalchmai95 Indeed. Have a companion who doesn't do much and people will complain that she's dumb and boring. Have a clever action girl who actually develops and does a lot of things, and people will complain she's taking over the show. You can't win.
@ilyootha @supermoff I loved that entire shoot, the one where she's with the Doctor in front of the blackboard is my phone wallpaper
5 days, 13 hours ago on A Hint on Jenna Coleman’s Future?
@The Finn @Romanadvoratrelundar is looking for Gallifrey @ilyootha @supermoff I totally need to look into those, I listened to a few of the audios (mostly the Gallifrey series and the Dalek ones they did very early on) but that's one for the list!
@supermoff I know, I never thought I'd write that sentence. Ever. :P
@The Finn @Romanadvoratrelundar is looking for Gallifrey @ilyootha @supermoff Ah, I watched the documentary on the Survival DVD, I could have been thinking of another possiblity someone mentioned. The only other thing I remember is how they wanted to introduce a companion who was basically exactly the same as the Lady Christina RTD introduced later on, I'm still annoyed they never got to do that.
@supermoff True, but she doesn't really carry on, does she? If it wasn't for Santa's meddling (by the look of things anyway) she could have stopped travelling with him at the end of the last episode.
@YaelMoise @supermoff Martha is a textbook example. It's also been implied that just about every companion who left the Doctor went off and did something fantastic after their time in the TARDIS
@The Finn @ilyootha @supermoff All I remember is that she was supposed to die a really awful death in the middle of the season, right?
@TheAmazingSkyFaller™ I assumed she was leaving too, I reacted emotionally in that way. The Doctor will find out the truth about Danny eventually though
@supermoff The Doctor forcing her to stop is definitely a possibility. He'll learn the truth about Danny eventually and blame himself for it, before using it as a case to 'leave her behind'. Plus, we still don't know what will happen to the child Danny saved - maybe he'll make her stay so she can look after him
@The Lazy Cat's Soufflé Was too Beautiful to Live That's true, but I see an addiction as being different to a choice. It's like she know's that it's bad and she really wants to stop - maybe something will drive her to "quit" so to speak
I really really wish she was in series 9, but I've thought ever since early in series 8 that she's leaving soon - and this interview still inclines me to think that. The way her character has developed this year into a kind of 'ultimate companion' (sort of like Rose in series 2) and the fact that she was "domesticated" a little was like a foreshadowing that this year would be her last.
For once I hope I'm wrong!
@The Lazy Cat's Soufflé Was too Beautiful to Live Indeed, but just because she can't ever be 'normal' again it doesn't mean that she still won't be driven to leave him, or even be forced from him like so many companions before her. No new series companion has ever gone back to normal, even Martha - who chose to leave - ended up joining UNIT.
@Deus_Ex_Machina Indeed, Moffat once said something along the lines of "if I listened to everything that was ever said about me I wouldn't sleep at night". I respect him for pressing on with his ideas, no matter what you do there's always going to be some happy and some unhappy fans. I wish the complaining fans would think more about how it would affect other Whovians if the show was changed to how they want it...
6 days, 9 hours ago on Moffat on His Series 8 Worries
@Master No More Haha it's true, I'm used to DWTV posting cheeky shots of him but here he just looks plain frazzled.
6 days, 10 hours ago on Moffat on His Series 8 Worries
@Hibernus Yes, that would be amazing! I can imagine Steven writing is own autobiography from scratch though (wtih emails and press releases and script draft excepts scattered throughout), his Production Notes column in DWM has already given us a taste of the hilarious satire it would contain.
6 days, 12 hours ago on Moffat on His Series 8 Worries
@Beasts_a_Snarling has joined the Happiness Patrol! I think you misunderstand what I'm trying to say. No, their reaction won't change, but the way they express their reaction and engage you will. For example you're actually kind of infuriating me right now, but I'm keeping my cool because I feel like all commenters here deserve to be treated well whether I agree with them or not - and the fact that you said "I see your sentiment behind thinking that" made me feel like you deserve a respectful response.
@Beasts_a_Snarling has joined the Happiness Patrol! *contradicting. Sorry, autocorrect is a pain
6 days, 13 hours ago on Moffat on His Series 8 Worries
@Beasts_a_Snarling has joined the Happiness Patrol! I don't mean to patronise you, but it's always nice to show a bit of respect. Starting your comment with "I understand what you mean but..." or "You make a good point, however..." is always a good start. You're asking reasonable questions, but directly contracting someone comes across as very abrasive and unpleasant. Your fellow Whovians will appreciate your response when you appreciate what they have to say.
@Beasts_a_Snarling has joined the Happiness Patrol! I respect your opinion. However seeing as all you want to do is essentially troll and disrespect everyone else's opinions I can see why nobody really wants to answer you...
This is why I like him as a showrunner, even though many don't; he shuts up and does what he needs to do. He's delicate with the show, but he has so issue with shaping it a little like all the good producers before him. Okay, so sometimes he misjudges things and makes a few mistakes, but who doesn't?