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I wonder how long it will be before someone spots that John Hurt, Benedict Cumberbatch and Toby Jones all starred in the film Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy a few years ago and we start to see some 1970s themed Wholock/ Dream Lord videos on YouTube..?

2 days, 20 hours ago on Why I Love The War Doctor

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Still, The Three Doctors was shown a couple of weeks after the show's 9th anniversary. Perhaps the Two Doctors could then be considered the show's 22nd anniversary special?

3 days, 7 hours ago on Tennant Won’t Be Returning Again Anytime Soon

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@Planet of the Deaf @allons_ywibblywobbly Is Broadchurch a form of afterlife for Doctor Who? Maybe it's the Who equivalent of Life on Mars...

3 days, 20 hours ago on 2015 National Television Awards UPDATE

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@gojonah Because more members of the public inclined to vote for these things voted for Downton rather than Doctor Who. That may have something to do with it.


Also- I hope all Brits here complaining at the result actually voted? Otherwise, maybe you shouldn't be complaining...

;-)

3 days, 20 hours ago on 2015 National Television Awards UPDATE

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@LaraHarris @ Notsosmartguy is nervous about Miles's fate. @SOG_AB And for those of you looking for a link between Who and Downton, Matt Smith is currently dating Lilly James (Lady Rose).


(I'd better mention Hugh Bonneville and Richard E Grant too...)

3 days, 20 hours ago on 2015 National Television Awards UPDATE

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Great article! Tom is my Doctor (even though I started watching in Pertwee's last season) and was lucky enough to meet him twice at signing events when I was very young (and he used to appear in full costume!) At the second event as he arrived at the Doctor Who Exhibition in Longleat, he walked past me (closely followed by Louise Jameson) and I blurted out "I've seen you before!" Referring to the first time I'd met him. He paused, pointed at me with that wide eyed toothy grin and said "oh yes, I've sent you before too!" I was over the moon that he'd apparently remembered me.

It was many years later whilst reading his autobiography that I discovered that that sort of reply was one that he'd give to many younger viewers to make them feel special (along with others like "did I see you watching me on television the other Saturday?). Did I feel cheated? Not in the slightest. His comment to me (and subsequent autograph with Louise) still ranks as a highlight from my childhood.

No Other actor playing the role past or present is going to have the same impact on me.

Now if anyone's interested, I also have a couple of amusing anecdotes about Colin Baker when I wore a part of his costume and another occasion where he spent 10 minutes chatting to my wife on my mobile..... And how I prevented john Levine tucking into a BLT sandwich as he didn't know what they were.....

:-)

5 days, 6 hours ago on Why I Love The Fourth Doctor

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I'm impressed that sufficient water has passed under the bridge not only for Tom to be actively involved in the Whoniverse again (those of us of a certain age still clearly remember the whole Five Doctors disappointment) but also to be acting alongside his ex wife....

5 days, 11 hours ago on The Fourth Doctor By Gareth Roberts – Volume 1 Review

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@IrishPenmanship I like what you did there..! And in response I would like to say that my comment is not as stupid as it looks.

(waits for some one to reply, "my dear, no comment is as stupid as that looks")

5 days, 20 hours ago on Happy Birthday, Tom Baker!

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@Antee991166  @TardisBoy! I second that. Maybe not so much Monster of Peladon, though...

(great haircuts!)

6 days, 6 hours ago on On Thin Ice: The Future of the Ice Warriors

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@Supermoff  @TardisBoy! Seeds of death has one of the best 2nd Doctor lines:

"You can't kill me... I'm a genius!!"

6 days, 6 hours ago on On Thin Ice: The Future of the Ice Warriors

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Am I the only one on here that wishes for a simpler time when we could sit back and enjoy an episode of Who without obsessing whether it is scientifically accurate or not?

Maybe it's a generational thing, but it seems more and more people want total explanation of everything (thinking back to a comment on here a couple of years ago stating that Genesis of The Daleks was flawed because it didn't explain Davros' backstory in detail and how he got to be in the condition that he was) and are less happy just to accept something which is clearly intended to be a fantasy.

Except of course how a second moon appears in Kill The Moon. That was just weird.

;-)

1 week, 1 day ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Flatline

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Vince Fox to the Doctor: "Did you just call me a p*****g b***n?"

1 week, 4 days ago on Toby Whithouse Two-parter Confirmed for Series 9

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How about an exit like Dodo Chaplet's? One minute she's there, and without too much of an explanation she's replaced by new companions.....

1 week, 5 days ago on Is Clara Really in All of Series 9?

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Who says we need an arc?

(It occurs to me that the above sentence has a whole different meaning if you replace the question mark with a full stop....)

:-)

1 week, 5 days ago on Is Clara Really in All of Series 9?

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@VictorWong1 Good luck with that- I was booked in to see it mid November (no filming) only to be told it was closed for maintenance. Even the TARDIS gets serviced now and again..!

1 week, 6 days ago on Series 9 Filming in Spain

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@The2015oftheDoctor! Where's Harry Hill when you need him?

1 week, 6 days ago on When Is the Best Time to Watch Doctor Who?

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@Ian Chatterton 7-12 in one week... now that's what I call a binge!

1 week, 6 days ago on When Is the Best Time to Watch Doctor Who?

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@OAOHAYF unexpected item in the bagging area Yes, I miss the 6 month runs of the series (pre- 1986) but then again we only got 25 minutes of Who per week (normally 22 when you take out the titles, etc).

Swings and roundabouts, I guess.

1 week, 6 days ago on When Is the Best Time to Watch Doctor Who?

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You should take a walk around the Bristol Robotics Lab sometime... There's some strange stuff going on in there....

(Nice to see a video clip with a theremin..!)

2 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful

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That version of the theme by Orbital still does it for me 15 years after it was first performed... Especially the way it uses the TARDIS take-off sound effect near its conclusion. But hey, I'm a big Radiophonics fan, so I'd like anything with the TARDIS effect in (just discovered today that the TARDIS had a cameo in the Harry Hill Professor Branestawm TV film that was on BBC over Xmas..!)

2 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful

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It's a good one! Btw, loving your "Will Any Gentlemen" avatar..!

2 weeks, 1 day ago on New Who’s Best Cliffhangers (Part 1)

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So Davros didn't steal it after all...?

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Kill the Moon

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@coecludd Anyone watched BBC Three's "Mongrels"...?

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Paul Kaye Cast in Series 9

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Yay! Vince Fox from Mongrels! 


Now- who wouldn't pay to hear a dialogue between Vince and Capaldi in Malcolm Tucker mode...?

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Paul Kaye Cast in Series 9

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It's one of my fave Davison era stories. I particularly enjoyed the DVD released Director's Cut of it that Fiona helped make recently.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Obituaries: Fiona Cumming, Bernard Kay

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@Antee991166  @Amy Pond wants a Shona return The bit with the intercom monitor in the final episode is a bit of a shocker...well, it made me jump, anyhow!

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Patrick Troughton: The Beginning, End and In-Between

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Is Rudolph bigger on the inside..?

1 month ago on Last Christmas – Hints & Teasers (Set #2)

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The Daily Mail never likes anything unless it's beige and safe.

1 month ago on Last Christmas Allegedly “Too scary” for Kids

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A lot of casual fans pay a lot of TV Licence fees that keep the whole of the Beeb (and Who) going. How many of the 7 to 8 million viewers per week in the UK are truly dedicated fans?

Don't discount the casual viewers. If they deserted the show, it would be in trouble.

1 month ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms

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You evidently didn't watch the Twin Dilemma on its first transmission in 1984..... After Caves of Androzani, that was real disappointment.

1 month ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms

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@TheBlueDiary They're probably telling us that because the title will probably appear at the start of the Christmas Special's end credits any how.

1 month, 1 week ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed

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Well, in the name of authenticity, it would need to insult every planet in the universe. Might make twelve even more like Malcolm Tucker if that happened....

Perhaps Strax would be a good third person based on his height...?

1 month, 1 week ago on Clara, or a New Companion? The Results

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Or maybe it's Michael Troughton's character. Two middle aged men (slightly grumpy) knocking around in the TARDIS. It'll almost be like Top Gear in space and time. Hmmm not sure if that would be such a great idea...

1 month, 1 week ago on Clara, or a New Companion? The Results

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And therein lies the perfect unexpected covert new companion..!

1 month, 1 week ago on Clara, or a New Companion? The Results

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Let's hope Mr Moffat has had similar ideas...could be interesting to have a closet psychopath ballroom dancing polar ice cap scientist as a companion.

1 month, 1 week ago on Clara, or a New Companion? The Results

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Oddly enough, she was the person that popped into my mind first. Based on her time on Strictly a couple of years ago, she certainly has charisma too. As well as being able to play a convincing psychopath....

1 month, 1 week ago on Clara, or a New Companion? The Results

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Has anyone considered if any of the supporting cast of Last Christmas might make a good companion? That would be a good way to slip a companion casting under the radar.....

1 month, 1 week ago on Clara, or a New Companion? The Results

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@Rani Nose @Clara Laurinda @the Doctor's euphonium No, No..not the comfy chair!!!!

(Well, I certainly didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition...)

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Capaldi Needed to “Slap the audience awake” – Moffat

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@Docmartin @the Doctor's euphonium It couldn't have been such a bad idea if there are people that remember it after 15 years...!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Capaldi Needed to “Slap the audience awake” – Moffat

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True... But then Jenna Coleman turned up in the show 4 months earlier than expected in something of a surprise role in Asylum of the Daleks, so the Beeb are capable of keeping secrets for impact....

1 month, 2 weeks ago on New Last Christmas Details & Big Clara Clue?

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Interesting that the date of this opening almost co-incides with when the lease for the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff expires....

1 month, 2 weeks ago on BBC Theme Park Set to Feature Doctor Who

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Ah well, I guess the Mirror needed something to write about since Pixie Lott's "controversial" exit from Strictly became old news...

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Is A “Ratings Flop” (Apparently)

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I think the monsters are attached to the faces of the cast shown in the later photos. Maybe the characters are based in a North Pole research station?

OMG, It's The Seeds of Doom part 2!!!!

(Only this time the Krynoid pods have become Alien style face-huggers???)

Just speculation....

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Last Christmas Promo Gallery

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I see the production team are trying to attract the Xmas Strictly audience by casting Natalie Gumede..! Or is that just the comspiracy theorist Strictly fan in me coming out...?

:-)

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Last Christmas Promo Gallery

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There seems to be something of a death thing going on there! Might I suggest replacing the Seeds of Death with the Seeds of Doom to add some variety in there and perhaps The Brain of Morbius because of its direct connection with Night of The Doctor?

(And while your at it, see if you can sneak in Pyramids of Mars... No Who fan worth their salt would object to a top 12.... Buy 10, get 2 free...!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who: Fifty-One Favourites (Part 2)

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Not stories to listen to if you're feeling a bit low....

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who: Fifty-One Favourites (Part 2)

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I wonder what the the chances are of my first Who story being on this list?

(As it's The Time Warrior from 1973, I'm not so sure...!)

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who: Fifty-One Favourites (Part 2)

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It would explain how Santa can deliver all those presents in such a short space of time...

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Moffat: Last Christmas is the Strangest Thing I’ve Ever Written

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I'm sure that growing up with the show in the 70s and 80s turned me into the well rounded individual I am today (and may go some way to explaining why I don't have a Bristol accent like most of the rest of my family..!) and I go out of my way to learn how things work.

One of the more interesting things that Colin Baker influenced in his stint in the show was including the use of unusual vocabulary in the Doctor's lines in order to boost viewer lexicons. And that also helped to understand Pip & Jane Baker scripts...!

Sesquipedalianism is an apt word....

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 10 Lessons to Live By From Doctor Who

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