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(Hmmm...that sounded much better in my head. Serves me right for trying to sit on the fence....)

3 days, 8 hours ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline

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I vote Mummyline on the Flatulent Express.

3 days, 8 hours ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline

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@Oodkind I don't thinkMissy necessarily created Clara- chose her perhaps. Perhaps the finale will reveal who gave Clara the Doctor's telephone number in the shop..?

3 days, 14 hours ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”

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I've never produced a ranked list of episodes before (and I've been following the series since 1973).

Maybe I should come up with a marking system based on weighted evaluation criteria and use that to score the Nu Who episodes (using criteria such as storyline, character development, cast, visual effects, etc- weighted in order of relative importance)- after all, its what I do for a living.

Or I can do what I've been doing for the last 41 years and just sit down, let the episode happen and see if I enjoy it or not...

:-)

4 days, 9 hours ago on Your Verdict on Mummy & Episode Ranking

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@BazHood @BJAMES I can remember the Dark Times of 1989 / 1990 very clearly. Even with the slight blip in the ratings, I cant see the programme going off air anytime soon (BBC Worldwide would see a massive hit in profits if NuWho merchandising was wound down.)

5 days, 9 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@Mercy Reborn2 Yes she was. She appeared in the episode "Headhunter" in the final series in 1981. 

5 days, 9 hours ago on R.I.P. Lynda Bellingham

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I'm going to be distracted by knowing that this episode wasn't actually filmed in the Bristol- but take solace in the fact that parts of Asylum of the Daleks, Night Terrors and The Snowmen were!

(and I mustn't forget The Sunmakers or one of the episodes in S3 of Sherlock..!)

1 week, 2 days ago on Flatline Advance Review

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...and watch the demand for 5" scale Character Options Tardis toys suddenly shoot up on eBay...!

1 week, 2 days ago on Flatline Clip

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@BeyondThePolice I prefer the Miranda Raison vocal to the Yamit Mamo version on the soundtrack CD. Thinking about it I prefer the Tim Phillips original vocal  on Song for Ten over Neil Hannon's (and I'm a big Divine Comedy fan). It's a pity that these two original versions of the songs weren't included in the recent 11 CD 50th Anniversary Soundtrack box set.

1 week, 3 days ago on Who Tunes: Ranking the Lyrical Songs of Doctor Who

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I remember back in the late seventies when it was on at 6:15 every Saturday night. Then JNT came along in 1980 and put it on almost an hour earlier. Such disruption....

2 weeks, 1 day ago on In the Forest of the Night Official Synopsis

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I was thinking he looked more like first season Pertwee (sans Inverness Cape)

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Promo Pics

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Ah...the episode set in Bristol that actually wasn't filmed in Bristol (unlike the Sunmakers, Night Terrors, Asylum of the Daleks, The Snowmen, etc).

Even Murdoch Mysteries managed to film a few scenes here when they set an episode in Bristol (and it's a Canadian series!)

Oh well....

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Flatline Official Synopsis

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@The Lazy Caretaker Cat  I commented on the Guardian newspaper and the fact that Missy wore black. Read into that what you will...

1 month ago on The Caretaker Promo Pics

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@MaraBackman Scovox Blitzer sounds very Douglas Adams-like to me...

1 month ago on The Caretaker Promo Pics

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@Ottoman14 Don't forget it also appeared in the first ever episode in 1963..!

1 month ago on The Caretaker Promo Pics

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Is that because you're concealing some guilt..?

;-)

1 month ago on 12 Great Moments From Time Heist

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Mr Daak actually goes back to the early days of Doctor Who Weekly in 1979... He had his own strip long before he appeared with the seventh Doctor. Formed a team with an Ice Warrior and a Draconian too (Star Tigers).

1 month ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist

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Don't forget Absolom Daak, Dalek Killer..! This makes DWM comic strips canon..!

1 month ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist

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...and his brother David appeared in Curse of Peladon (also appeared in Midnight and played the second Doctor alongside Tom Baker is the BBC Who audio dramas. I think Colin Baker also shared a flat with one of the Troughton brothers in the 1960s....)

1 month ago on 2014 Christmas Special Guest Stars Confirmed: Frost, McMullen & Troughton

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They still scared the heck out of me when I first saw them (but then I was only a small child when they were first shown....)

1 month, 1 week ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8

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I was discussing the lack of resolution around not exiting the time stream with a friend yesterday. It wouldn't surprise me if that was referenced somehow in the coming weeks....

1 month, 1 week ago on DWM: Things will never be the same again after Kill the Moon

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Good on you. It's still worth committing to after 41 years, take it from me..!

1 month, 1 week ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter

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@Burgess Shale Schrödinger's Monster. I like it..!

1 month, 1 week ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?

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@Mercy Reborn2 The lack of knowing and closure can be very scary (or confusing for some people...which in itself can be scary)

1 month, 1 week ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?

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Shobogans aren't Time Lords... And they are Gallifreyan.

1 month, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Listen

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Agreed. Moffat is at his best when he plays with primal childhood fears...!

1 month, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Listen

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No problem with Capaldi's accent. But then my family does originate from Glasgow....

1 month, 1 week ago on Is Capaldi’s Accent Causing Issues?

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@Scootersfood @ Notsosmartguy  @Seaborn W Deadman I don't need to dream about a cancellation- it happened to me for real in 1989..!

1 month, 1 week ago on Listen Spoiler-Free Review

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@supermoff is alone. Listen... @ Notsosmartguy  The answers to your questions have already been given in a DWTV article this week....

1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Caretaker BBC Synopsis

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@supermoff is alone. Listen... @Aaron the Whovian @CuriousGloom So did An Unearthly Child, but I don't consider it a reference. Well, no more than The Day of The Doctor and Into The Dalek..)

1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Caretaker BBC Synopsis

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@CallumSimmons Best not analyse the various costume combinations for the third and fourth Doctors then. It's surprising how many variations they've had between them....

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Listen Promo Pics

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The "Fantastic idea for a movie" plea was followed by the second best line in the show in my opinion..!

(The best line being "Don't be lasagne")

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Into the Dalek Review

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@CeliaMoore @AlessandroArsuffi From memory, the Fourth Doctor got a slap across the face with a glove when challenged to a duel (Ribos Operation, perhaps?) by which he responded by reciprocating (also with a glove) followed by an indignant nod.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Into the Dalek Review

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@Exalos @NeutronFlow @jchinuk The long white hair and jewelled ring can be confusing..

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Into the Dalek UK Ratings

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@Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon @Scootersfood @DrunkenDalek That's no way to refer to The Radiophonic Workshop....

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Into the Dalek UK Ratings

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@Huknar Dont worry- Strictly will probably take the brunt of it in a few weeks...

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Into the Dalek UK Ratings

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@The_Eternal_Dalek @Scootersfood @Ottoman14 Yes- it is possible to survive a Doctor Who cancellation. Many of us here still bear the scars....

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Into the Dalek UK Ratings

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@MatthewBurrows I'm really liking the classic series vibe that Capaldi seems to be bringing to the Doctor's character- a lot of Tom Baker-isms creeping in. The whole concept of taking three weeks to fetch coffee and not thinking too much about it- brilliant.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Into the Dalek UK Ratings

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@Sukee @elhakim It used to terrify me as a kid in the 70s. That's how it should be.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Into the Dalek UK Ratings

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...and such dedication from Samuel: getting a real lump on his forehead from repeatedly banging his head on the desk..!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on A Study of Pink: Danny Speculation

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A friend of mine pointed out a colour theme going on here: Danny Pink, Journey Blue- and wasn't one of Robin Hood's band of merry men Will Scarlett?

I still think the Guardian newspaper might be a bit of a clue to something going on in the back ground.

Or maybe I'm being human and seeing patterns that aren't there....!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on A Study of Pink: Danny Speculation

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Don't panic folks! And don't be lasagne....

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Into the Dalek UK Ratings

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Same here. Having said that, I TiVo'd it and watched it at 11pm, so I'd be included in the figures.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Into the Dalek UK Ratings

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Two theories about The Guardian: is it a clue to the return of a classic Who villain ( and isn't Missy wearing black?) , or is it a joke from the props team (Clara is an English teacher with control issues and The Grauniad had a fine reputation for spelling mistakes a while back). Or it could just be a newspaper....

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek

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@JordanXeros it is a dalek reference and was also mentioned in Asylum. Interestingly it's also the reference to the Roman god Vulcan that gave rise to Caecilius creating the word "volcanic", and he looks like someone from Into The Dalek  (or someone in this episode looks like him...)

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Into the Dalek – 12 Hints & Teasers

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@Deus_Ex_Machina According to Mr Moff in his regular DWM article, the best line of this episode contains the word "Lasagne"


1 month, 3 weeks ago on Into the Dalek – 12 Hints & Teasers

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@ilyootha is back in home Universe @floppy_who Indeed- it was nice to have something abstract and swirly back in the titles again!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Examining Series 8’s New Title Sequence

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@SonicTheHedgehogRules @Mikeyboss182 Ah, you're referring to the Delaware theme that The Radiophonic Workshop were commissioned to celebrate the show's 10th series by mothballing the original theme. Luckily. someone spotted that it was a bit warbly and soul-less and it didn't get used. However some copies with the new theme escaped and were sold overseas....

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Examining Series 8’s New Title Sequence

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@twoheartsonemind it's because the first phrase of the main melody (the "oo-ee-oo" bit) is really screechy (and is that random vibrato part way through really necessary?) and thinking about it is probably how a snake charming pipe would sound if played through a guitar distortion effects pedal..!

Other than that, the new theme is fine.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Examining Series 8’s New Title Sequence

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@TomTurner66 Surely the series 1-3 version is closest to the original as it uses so many of the original Delia Derbyshire sounds? In fact that version came about at the 11th hour as they were going to use the original 1963 music but felt when married to the opening titles that it needed pepping up a little.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Examining Series 8’s New Title Sequence

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