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@Lord of Time It should be! IceTV says it will be on. If you're looking at a printed guide it's possible it was printed before the ABC made that announcement.
2 days, 23 hours ago on Deep Breath Record Overseas Ratings
@sontaran17 @EyebrowsAttack Very true. There was even that two-part show on the ABC "When Julia Met the Doctor" (I haven't watched it yet, it's on my DVR) which featured an interview with Capaldi.
Ugh, once again I love Clara's style so much. I should pay attention, I'm a similar height and shape to JLC.
3 days, 3 hours ago on Into the Dalek Promo Pics
@HitchcockWhovian Exactly! Even though it's on a 2am in Perth I'm more than happy to either stay up, or record it and watch it in the morning - as opposed either avoiding the internet all day or finding the episode elsewhere. I applaud Auntie for their forward thinking, it still disgusts me that shows such as Downton are up to 6 months behind on commercial channels. Seasonal programming just doesn't work in this day and age, Australia needs to get with the times.
3 days, 8 hours ago on Deep Breath Record Overseas Ratings
@HitchcockWhovian @tombaker64 The difference is that quality is opinionative- how is it measured if not by ratings? If the ratings are better than even then that means more people than ever deem it good enough 'quality' to spend their precious time watching it. It doesn't really matter what we think of the quality, if the ratings are staying up then the production team will continue doing whatever they're doing to keep it that way.
@Polyphase That's true, the fact that it's on a Saturday night over there is a big deal too.
Woah, just so everyone knows a drama hitting 1 mil in Australia is a pretty big deal. It was competing against the likes of X-Factor and The Block (two really high rating reality shows), I'm surprised it still did well. I put that down to the ABC choosing to show it live at 3am/5am and again on Sunday night - I think it really helps with the pirating issues.
At this point, I don't really care who she is - I just really hope she's properly woven into the season as a full-on story arc. For example, her having some sort of connection to Mrs Delphox and other enemies would be great, a bit like the Moriarty arc from series one of Sherlock.
4 days, 20 hours ago on Introducing the “Gatekeeper”: Who is She?
@melody lives I really, really like that gate theory. Maybe she has some connection to Rassilon or something? Perhaps the time lords even created her and made her fixed on finding the Doctor, because they need him to get back to their universe?
@OndraH Evil Romana? Sorry, not seeing it. The Rani or an evil version of the TARDIS seems more likely to me.
@AmandaTurner Ooh, TARDIS gone wrong? That explains her ability to time travel (if she placed the 19th century ad and gave the phone number to Clara in the 21st) and also why she can transport people to what could be her own reality. I like it...
@thatscottishguy I get what you mean, but it was just a little cameo...I mean, to me it's not much more than that weird device of the Doctor's printing out WIlliam Hartnell's face in Vincent and the Doctor. I don't really feel it took away from the fact that it was Capaldi's episode at all, and that makes it okay with me.
4 days, 21 hours ago on Moffat on THAT Deep Breath Cameo
@TheNightmareChild is NOT a control freak! The thing about trolls is they speak the loudest. Also, they hate change, which is exactly what a post-regen episode represents.
4 days, 21 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
@Julian_Prime73 Well, the droid did take off his hand and reveal a gas flame which he used to threaten Clara...I thought It didn't really need saying...
DW has increased so much in international value since 2010 - just look at America! Honestly, when I saw the ratings for The Day of the Doctor I wasn't too worried. Also, LOTS of people use iPlayer and DVRs these days, way more than before, so I really don't think overnight UK ratings mean much anymore. And AA...well, it depends on the audience...
4 days, 21 hours ago on Deep Breath UK Ratings
I think the problem is that some people didn't get what the Moff was trying to do. When Clara first reacted to Twelve at the beginning of the episode, at first I was taken aback – I expected it to be a bit more mature – but I realised that it reflected the reaction of a new-ish fan suffering the death of their Doctor ("so, how do we change him back?"). She was aware of the other faces, she’d even met some of them, but she still had trouble accepting the fact that her Doctor wasn’t the Doctor anymore – he wasn’t the one who she’d get to have new adventures with everyday. Clara was the good old audience surrogate, the phone call representative of a plea to fans having trouble letting go of Eleven to accept Capaldi (despite him 'being old') and to "help him". Even though I couldn't really relate I thought it was an adorable touch.
@ColbyOrrick I agree, I thought it was really adorable. I don't think it undermined Capaldi at all, IMO it was the opposite.
@type41tardis YESSSS!!! The Trickster was fantastic, and if anything I would love to know more about "The Trickster's Brigade". It would be great to see some SJA monsters drifting over to Doctor Who.
6 days, 21 hours ago on Moffat Teases “Major Foe” For Series 8
@Oodkind I really, really like that. Not only is it obviously good timing, we keep hearing about how the series will be darker. Bridging the gap between the Valeyard and the Doctor himself would definitely be interesting...
I would love a Time Lady enemy in the New Series. I always hoped it wouldn't be the Rani, but right now I wouldn't be complaining if it was - I'm fairly confident she could be reinvented properly. It will probably be the Master though, as much as I don't like him in the new series many people feel he's due for a comeback.
@Deus_Ex_Machina I agree as well, this list seems pretty spot on so far as far as I'm concerned. Although it probably won't be I think The Christmas invasion should be 5th (IMO it was a pretty underwhelming post-regeneration, but I did like the part where the Tenth Doctor finally becomes the Doctor), and definitely either Spearhead from Space or The Eleventh Hour in 1st. As for Castrovalva and Rose I'm not really worried which order they end up in, they were both decent stories.
6 days, 21 hours ago on Top Post-Regeneration Stories (11-6)
@WhoLocked @'Cos Guess Who? Ha! The question was very most likely given to her by the producers, they would have said "you have to bring up the JLC leaving rumour". Here's something I've noticed: whenever there's a big DW rumour, especially if it's true, there always seems to be a convenient interview soon after on a BBC show in which it's denied. eg David Tennant and Billie Piper both heavily denied their involvement in the 50th in Jan/Feb last year, and suddenly in March it was announced...
1 week, 1 day ago on Capaldi on Coleman Leaving Rumours
@microbat98 Lets hope the BBC are finally learning their lesson with that one :/ What I find amusing is that there seems to be so much security around the episodes in the UK (even labeling the tapes 'Torchwood' back in 2005), yet all the big episode leaks seem to come from America! Hopefully they're woken up to what's going on across the pond :P
Ooh, Capaldi is so becoming the second Moffat. That's such a good way to respond to the rumors instead of just saying "umm...no..of course...umm...not".
@In The Forest Of The Night @Polyphase Welcome to the fandom. Please enjoy your stay :P
1 week, 3 days ago on Series 8: Deep Breath New Pics
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @ilyootha is back in home Universe @Seaborn W Deadman That's true, but at least twelve episodes is quite a lot! I mean, we only got 10 last year including the 50th and everything...
1 week, 3 days ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
@Romanadvoratrelundar Hmm I possibly like that. I guess he does need something to fiddle with, and this "no messing" look doesn't leave much other than the buttons...
@yolt13 ...you did read the other replies to this comment, right?
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! Okay, good point. But still, I think it ruins the very first picture on the page. Every picture I've seen so far - including the on-set ones - with the button done up just doesn't look right, it's so much better undone.
1 week, 4 days ago on Series 8: Deep Breath New Pics
@TheFirstMaster I noticed it in the picture from a few weeks ago announcing Deep Breath in cinemas. It looks like a brushed copper console, and I'm pretty sure the walls are a bit different too.
That coat is getting on my nerves now. Can we PLEASE just unbutton it?!
@The_Eternal_Dalek @Romanadvoratrelundar @Nick1995 I'm pretty sure it was minimum three with an optional two extra...
1 week, 6 days ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
@Oodkind @sontaran17 *I meant that Ian and Barbara were in 78 episodes. A slight miscalculation there
@Oodkind @sontaran17 That would be interesting, because don't forget that in the 60s each series was much, much longer than later on - normally around 42 episodes, as opposed to the 25ishin the 70s and 80s. Ian and Barbara served as companions for 92 episodes (that's nearly an eighth of the 800 stories we have at the moment), and Tegan was in 66. And we can't forget Jamie's Wikipedia page:
"Frazer Hines played Jamie in 116 episodes. His character appeared in more episodes of Doctor Who than any other companion. Conversely, Sarah Jane Smith appeared in 85 episodes of Doctor Who (80 in her original 1973-1976 tenure)"
A prediction is all well and good, but it annoys me that people are freaking out over it. Everyone is clearly forgetting that we still have twelve episodes to watch with her as the Capaldi's companion - more than we currently have - so can we just enjoy that for now and worry about Christmas later? Don't forget that by that time she'll have been in about as many episodes as Rose and Rory...
@Nick1995 Jenna leaving is a good guess, but that's all. A lot of people suspected Matt would leave when he did, it was no secret his contract only lasted a minimum of three years and he really wanted to be part of the 50th. A lot of the stuff these idiots print is wrong, didn't they claim in 2010 that Matt was leaving after series five? Basically The Mirror just throw a lot of...err...poop at the wall and hope it sticks.
@Beasts_a_Snarling I laughed so hard when I read that bit of the article. Good work Mirror, way to validate the fact that you have no idea what you're talking about,
@donjuannebulon I see what you're saying, but Doctor who has always contained romance, right from the very beginning - just a lot more subtly. Lots of people ship Ian x Barbara, Jamie x Victoria, Doctor x Romana...just to name a few. And then there's the companions who fell in love with a supporting over the course of the story to the point where they decide to leave the "alien with God-like technology" so they can be with their man. I mean, there's Susan for a start, and then you have the likes of Vicki, Jo, Leela....
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Coleman on Clara and Danny in Series 8
@Mikeyboss182 Hmm, a bit like Steven Taylor then? I like it, Doctor Who could do with a little more tragedy.
@Liana21 I imagined Danny wondering where Clara was disappearing to all the time and becoming fixed on the idea she's having an affair, to the point where he follows her one day...all the way in to the TARDIS. That would be so hilariously awkward.
I was kind of worried that Danny would become Clara's boyfriend, but I kind of like this concept. I can just imagine him becoming fixed on the idea that she's having an affair and following her one day to the TARDIS...what an awkwardly hilarious situation xD
9 hours of River scenes?! That's awesome though, I always did plan to rewatch the episodes in her order but this takes it a step further. Definitely a project for my day off.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Weird and Wonderful
New updates for Australia, several cinemas appear to be on board. Hoyts is showing it in 17 locations around the country, as well as Luna Palace cinemas in Perth. I assume other places that showed The Day of the Doctor eg Events/Greater Union will probably screen Deep Breath too, but no news yet.
4 weeks ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally
@Stradiwhovius @MaraBackman @supermoff I definitely mark 7 as the rough patch, Clara is my favourite companion and I really feel like she is yet to have her time to shine, even now.
1 month ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
That River painting is incredible! I could swear it was a photo!!!!!
1 month ago on Weird and Wonderful
@gunslinger19 I think Capaldi doesn't come across properly here. I'm sure what he means is that he collaborated with Moffat, and I'm sure they met each other halfway. I should think that Capaldi of all people would be able to say "actually, I like your idea better". He just wanted to make sure he knew exactly what he was in for before he took the part.
This has me more excited than ever. It sounds like he's taking what I'll dub the 'Hartnell approach' - there's still time for a laugh, but when it comes down to it there's no nonsense. The last Doctor was a bit silly and perhaps unstable, which worked really well for Matt, but this seems to be totally polar. This Doctor means business, and there's nothing that can get in his way. With Hartnell - and now, it seems, Capaldi - there's only one way to do something, and that's properly.
@Polyphase Hear hear. Seriously, what else are we supposed to do? With 50 years of history we have to find some way of identifying each Doctor, and it's a lot easier to write "One" then "Hartnell" etc. Yeah, it IS just a fandom thing, the same way that the "new" and "classic" series is a fandom thing, but I don't get why it's a problem. Just because we like to call 'Doctor Smith' 'Eleven' it doesn't mean we actually mean anything by it...
1 month ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
That 1974 trailer just got me excited all over again, it reminded me exactly why I can't wait for the Capaldi era - I really feel like we're starting to hark back to the old days a bit. I mean, for a start, an old man who can't remember how to fly the TARDIS and (possibly) two teachers trapped with him? YES. Even if the entire series doesn't go this way I think Deep Breath will nod back to An Unearthly Child and reference other classic stories (I have no idea what will actually happen, I've avoided the online spoilers).
1 month, 1 week ago on Weird and Wonderful
@ilyootha It is, however, a head that appears to have fallen from the sky...
2 months ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Returning Characters & Monster