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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.

19 hours, 18 minutes 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...?

5 days, 19 hours 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...

5 days, 19 hours ago on Clara, or a New Companion? The Results

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

5 days, 19 hours 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.

5 days, 19 hours 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....

5 days, 19 hours 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.....

5 days, 19 hours 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 week 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 week 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 week, 1 day 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 week, 1 day 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 week, 2 days 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 week, 5 days 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 week, 5 days 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 week, 5 days 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 week, 5 days 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 week, 5 days 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...

2 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....

2 weeks ago on 10 Lessons to Live By From Doctor Who

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@The Finn @supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. Awww, I loved the anagrams when I was younger...

:-)

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Series 8’s Interesting Parallels to Season 8

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@Malohkeh It didn't help that Caroline John was expecting a child whilst filming the end of season 7- I'm not sure TV viewers in 1971 would have been ready for a heavily pregnant companion at the start of Season 8..!

(apparently the same reason for Romana's unexpected regeneration at the start of season 17..Mary Tamm was about to embark on parenthood as well..)

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Series 8’s Interesting Parallels to Season 8

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@TheOncomingHurricane @Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen @The Genie I'm sure the "Is Mrs Bates Guilty" thread is more controversial than our "should the Master be a woman" threads...

:-)

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Last Christmas BBC One Time Confirmed

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@Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen @Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A.  Sky TV have the rights to show Frozen this Xmas

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Last Christmas BBC One Time Confirmed

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@TheOncomingHurricane @Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A.  @The_Eternal_Dalek @supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. Make the most of it...I gather BBC Three is still due to be closed down next Autumn and become an online only channel.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Last Christmas BBC One Time Confirmed

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@Status: Stuck in the vortex  sadly not- the inside news from Aardman is very much geared towards Shaun the Sheep for the next year or so...

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Last Christmas BBC One Time Confirmed

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@Clara Prefect It's a Michael McIntyre thing- not neccessarily a typically British thing...

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Last Christmas BBC One Time Confirmed

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@GalaxyEyes A tricky one attributing Weng Chiang to Robert Banks-Stewart. Would it been as good if his original story "Foe From The Future" hadn't been rewritten by Robert Holmes. A lot of the character driven appeal of Weng Chiang was Holmes (but based on Zygons and Seeds, Foe would almost certainly had a Geoffrey Burgon music score..!)

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond

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@TheOncomingHurricane I'm pleased that I wasn't the only one who thought that..!

3 weeks, 2 days ago on 2014 Christmas Special Titled

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Hmmm...I'd go with Terry Nation as long as he didn't resurrect his recycled plot line and character names with him (how many of his stories in Who and Blake's 7 have names like Tarrant, Tarren, etc?)

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Torchwood’s Catherine Tregenna Penning Series 9 Story

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@VictorWong1 Same here!

(Except I joined in with the last Pertwee season in 1973... I can just about remember the Time Warrior- maybe I gelled with Baker as being a whole 6 months older than i was when episode 6 of Planet of The Spiders was broadcast, I could just remember it better?

3 weeks, 3 days ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?

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@pats86 I'm with you on Tom Baker- having said that, my first few episodes watched were during Jon Pertwee's final series, but it was Pertwee's regeneration into Baker that got me interested as a young viewer and Baker's humourous yet alien portrayal of the Doctor that got me hooked...!

3 weeks, 3 days ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?

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@Baker Street What's even more terrifying is that viewers of my generation will be in their 90s...

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Doctor Who’s 51st Anniversary

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@audhumla Oswin = "Oswald for the Win" (Bells of St John). Tenuous, but it's the best reference to it I could remember from the series...

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Jenny: A Future Companion

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Yep. Disney certainly added considerably more than a spoonful of sugar to that adaptation...!

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master

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@Oliver J. "cool" yep- and in another universe, I think Bill Nighy is the 9th Doctor...

1 month ago on Capaldi Turned Down 8th Doctor Audition

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I saw that very console at the Doctor Who Experience today. It does look very 80s..!

(And the time rotor has developed a squeak....)

1 month ago on Capaldi Hoping for New TARDIS

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It stopped being white in the 1960s. And for a while it even swapped to the right hand door panel...!

1 month ago on Capaldi Hoping for New TARDIS

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Bela Lugosi's dead

(Sorry...wrong Bauhaus! If Mies Van Der Rohe was alive today to hear that joke, he'd turn in his grave....)

1 month ago on Capaldi Hoping for New TARDIS

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Gustaff rates it, so it must be half decent, at least....

1 month ago on Moffat: Daleks Are Not A Contractual Obligation

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Piqued, surely? Having said that, peeking interest sounds like an interesting concept....

1 month ago on 2014 Christmas Special: Children in Need Clip

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@DocWhoFan The Lucie Miller series are worth listening- it does get a little bit harrowing and dark near the end....

1 month ago on Happy Birthday, Paul McGann

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@sontaran17 is being upgraded  @luckypenny If you count seeing host bodies being taken over by the Master, three I think

1 month, 1 week ago on DWM #480: Miss Me?

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@Want a 3way with Osgood and Missy Oh my giddy aunt... is your user name on here suitable for a family audience..??

1 month, 1 week ago on Poll: Capaldi’s Doctor – Hit or Miss?

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As well as missing the series itself, I'm going to miss the "Who Enhanced" BBC1 idents...the twelfth Doctor's face breaking into the regular idents with the sound of the TARDIS, the shadow of the TARDIS flying over the swimming hippos and the dalek shooting (apparently out of its eyestalk) as part of a massive circle of brightly sou'westered cyclists.

Everyone outside the UK reading this is going to think I'm a bit bonkers.... may need some back up from other UK viewers to protect my sanity's reputation..!

1 month, 1 week ago on Death in Heaven Clip

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Don't panic folks- you can still get it in time for the festive season..!

;-)

1 month, 1 week ago on Complete Eighth Series DVD Delayed

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I'm going to re-watch some Green Wing...!

1 month, 1 week ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change

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Just a point about The Keeper of Traken- when we first saw it in 1981 it was a total surprise that Tremas became the Master (even with Tremas being an anagram) as Anthony Ainley wasn't associated with the role of the Master at that time. I guess back then they hadn't counted on the programme being viewed again and again on VHS/ DVD/ UK Gold / Horror Channel.....

1 month, 1 week ago on Ranking the Master Stories (Part 1)

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@Deus_Ex_Machina and the Master played by Derek Jacobi too. Very prophetic casting. Especially with The Great Intelligence, Liz 10 and the 10th Doctor also included in the cast...

1 month, 1 week ago on Death in Heaven Advance Review

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In my (pretty extensive) experience in dealing with people, a lot of people just react and "put the boot in" before thinking things through or before things have been explained in their entirety.

That's people for you...

1 month, 1 week ago on BBC Defends Dark Water Complaints

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