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I'm so sad this isn't coming to Los Angeles! Peter Capaldri and TV host Craig Ferguson was in a punk band together and are old friends!

1 week, 1 day ago on An Audience with Capaldi & Coleman, Seoul World Tour Updates

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Here is the way Season 5 was a fairy tale: it was about a little girl who ran away with a madman in a box. She had many adventures with him that had fairy tale aspects. 1) meeting powerful leaders and helping them out (Churchill and Liz 10) 2) she prayed for help with a problem and the Doctor showed up. 3) She found her true love in a dream. 4) Her true love died and came back and protected her for a thousand years. 5) she had a scary ad enter wile traveling alone in the woods( wreck of the Byzantium) 6) she met met up with a great artist and the mutually influenced each other.

There are more parts- if you go to other seasons, but by and large she had true fairy tale elements.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Should Doctor Who Adopt a Darker Tone?

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Peter Capaldi is a very classy man!  I think that many of the Doctors were great ambassadors for the show.  Sadly not all of them, but a majority of them.


4 weeks, 1 day ago on Weird and Wonderful

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@Gustaff Well, it was very lovely! I enjoyed it!

1 month ago on 11 Doctor Who Instances When It Was Just… Blissful

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The one that stands out the most was Tremas- from the Keeper Traken. He was Nyssa father who was a friendly good natured scientist. he was killed when his body was taken over by the Master!

1 month, 1 week ago on The (Father’s) Day of the Doctor

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You see: when Unit first appeared, the adventures were to be set in the near future. (The series was in 1970s- but the stories were supposed to be in the 80s) Somewhere along the way-writers set the stories as if it was present day (1970s)

1 month, 1 week ago on Yes, I’m a Whovian, but I’m one of the nice ones

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The thing was though, The Silence told Rory, if he died in this time line, he was dead.  Why wouldn't that apply with her?

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Who Mysteries: What Happened to the Kovarian Chapter?

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One of the great twist about his episode is all of Gullivers lines come straight from the book. 

2 months, 2 weeks ago on On First View: The Mind Robber

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Learn from the Angels.  Leave a good concept alone.

3 months ago on Suranne Jones on Bringing Idris Back

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I think it's important to remember that great shows were set against each other.  Now if you actually have detailed analysis, There were a lot more "favorite" episodes.  For Example, I loved "The Next Doctor", It was a solid episode, filled with fun and premonitions. 

3 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Everything Else (Episodes 9-13, Specials)

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I'm glad you found things to your enjoyment on this episode. It shows me different things to look for when watching a Doctor Who episode.

3 months ago on Do you want to live forever? The Lazarus Experiment In Perspective

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Thank you for sharing your views. It's good to get another perspective on an episode. While I can only share my preferences of what I liked, the initial concept, Martha's family, Acting itself. It only goes to show there are no true bad Doctor Who episodes, just different flavors.

3 months ago on Do you want to live forever? The Lazarus Experiment In Perspective

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The fiveish doctor proved that Whovians have a brilliant sense of humor!

3 months ago on Moffat Battles The Five(ish) Doctors Again

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When Name of the Doctor "won" it's slot, that should not give the writer a license to complain on why it shouldn't have earned the title.

Perhaps it would be better serve by accenting why it is so successful.

3 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Dream Run (Episodes 9-13, Specials)

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In all honesty, Episode 13 was incredibly tough. It's by no means a horrible episode

3 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Nightmare Run (Episodes 9-13, Specials)

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Nice job. But I really don't want this site to become a battle ground between fans.


3 months ago on Asylum of the Daleks: A Popular Opinion?

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Let us all agree on this: all of Doctor Who episodes are brilliant; these just shine a little less brighter than others.

3 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Nightmare Run (Episodes 1-8)

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I think the revelation that River was Amy and Rory only suffered from the fact that Mel's wasn't introduced until the reveal.

3 months, 1 week ago on Smith: The best storytelling was in Series 5

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I remember when unpopular opinion seem to be positive support of unpopular episodes. I think there was a bit too much personal attacks against Moffat, and a lack of understanding of some of basic concepts. There is a difference between elegance and beauty. Emperors do have legislative bodies; Emperors and many dictators had councils, parliaments or other legislative bodies. The Daleks are fascist not barbarians.

3 months, 1 week ago on Unpopular Opinion: Asylum of the Daleks

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Says the mAn who was a villain in Stat Trek...appearing on lunch boxes and action figures!

3 months, 1 week ago on Cumberbatch Rules Out Doctor Who Role

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My vote will be for The Next Doctor. A good villian, a cool "steampunk" version of the Doctor. A lot of fun.

3 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: RTD Specials

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The darkest Doctor Who should get is when he's very mad at a very evil person. And I mean UNQUESTIONABLY evil. 


I wouldn't mind if Capaldri was a bit more grumpier and not as eccentric as Four or Eleven. I think a mix between 1 and 3 would be good.


3 months, 1 week ago on How Could Capaldi’s Doctor Develop?

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Okay, here's my take. YMMV


1)The Big Bang: Great season ender. Slightly sets up for the next season but you could conceivably never watch another Doctor Who episode. (Why anyone would deprive them of that pleasure, I have no idea 

2) Wedding of River Song: Perhaps one of the greatest openings ever. Containing the solution of how the Doctor escaped his fixed point. However its definitely a to be continued story.

3) Journeys End: was a really good 10 Adventure. Filled with companions and But had a really tragic end to Donna's story. Only weak part is a weakness of ALL RTD stories…Deus ex machina endings.

4) The Name of The Doctor: Great episode, with past Doctors and an answer to Clara and Rivers last episode. Solid story but the drama for the set up of Day of the Doctor overwhelmed the story.


5) Doomsday: Great ending for Roses story. If it was the ending. Least of RTD plotting problems-but put too much emphasis on Rose/Doctors relationship.

6) The Parting of the Ways: Decent season ender…but not really memorable outside of the regeneration. Also had the head scratcher about The Eye of Harmony and Rose manipulation of it.

7) The Last of the Time Lord. Worse of the season enders. It had the Tinkerbell/Jesus glowing effect of the Doctors escape. Totally took me out of the epside.





3 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 13

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For me, Pandorica Opens, because it was a culmination of everything good about Moffat's writing. The Stolen Earth and the Sound Of Drums were fantastic set ups , but the overall execution leaves much to be desired. Bad Wold had too many topical references.

Army of Ghost, is my second favorite. Solid set up for an excellent fight.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 12

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Utopia. Derek Jacobi was the most evil Master In just the shortest time.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 11

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I never saw Rory as a Mickey type-on his second adventure he fought a vampire. Rory didn't like the doctor for the danger he was putting Amy in. So he was probably the most level headed of the companions

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Danny Pink: Recurring How?

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Canon will always be what appears on television. Exception being the 8th doctors adventures for big finish. Quite frankly, Every show runner will have their idea of what the Ddoctor is... And who he was.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who: Control-Alt-Delete

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Sorry, I gotta disagree with that. With the exception of 8, who was cheated out of a proper TV run, only television shows should be followed.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who: Control-Alt-Delete

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Why is everyone against Clara having a boyfriend?

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Danny Pink: Recurring How?

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Let's Kill Hitler...just to be mean!

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 8

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While I Love Bells of St. Johns, Dalek is the one Best of the 9, and easily in the top 10 of the New Doctor Who.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 6

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The Rings of Akhaten was a good episode, but not a superior episode. It was a little wobbly on the threat...(a monster in a cage, oh wait I mean a very mean planet.) No, for me, it's the great "When A Good Man Goes To War."  There was just too much epic in that episode.  Another contender was Amy's Choice...which was  brilliant character study, and a very creepy baddie. 




3 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 7

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Oodkind, if you take a look at how the episodes plot relate toThe doctors last words, The Doctor: It all just disappears, doesn't it? Everything you are, gone in a moment, like breath on a mirror.

It's clear that it wasn't important to show the battles, nor build up suspense until we see him as ancient. This is a character who actually settled down in one place for a thousand years. The doctor always wins his battles. This is a man who couldn't stand still for five minutes in the Power of three.

The tension comes in at the end when he's old, and has no plan.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Why “Time” was the Perfect Summary of Smith’s Era

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Great view on the episode. I think many American had to suffer from BBC Americas commercial edits, which disrupted the flow.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Why “Time” was the Perfect Summary of Smith’s Era

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I love Matt Smith Dinosaur/beast below is a damn good one., but I loved Shakespeare one too much.

Big fan of the historical ones. Great to see the Globe, witches and really fine companion in Martha

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 2

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It was between Girl In The Fireplace and The Doctors Wife. Aliens in London had the stupidest aliens in the world, the farting undercut any threat these villains had. Daleks in America was good, but the eventual combination of Dalek/Human hybird was...strange. Time of the Angels was good, but the Weeping Angels should have been an one off villain. The Sontaram Strategy was quite good. Power of Three was a good character study, but antagonist story wise was average. I went with The Doctors Wife because it was the best Doctor Who episode dealing with the characters history as well as a great villain piece.








3 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 4

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man oh man, School Reunion is a great episode. The villain, the character interactions...and Sara Jane Smith!

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 3

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Yeah, Gooing with the 11th Hour.  It's a gateway episode, much like Rose.  If you've never seen an episode of Doctor Who, it works as an introduction. I like Rose, but Rose seems to be a lot weaker in terms of structure. I also liked the set up for the subplots for the season (that turned into that particular Doctors arc.)




3 months, 4 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 1

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@NoahFischel my question is Did the time Lords create the explosion or just take advantage of it ? I don't think Moffat had the return of the time lords until he knew he was going to do the 50th.

4 months ago on Silence Will Fall – The Complete Timeline

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Excellent article! Too often we forget the people who enhance the show runners vision and highlights the actors abilities.

4 months ago on The Unsung Heroes of the Matt Smith Era

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The Day of The Doctor should have been excluded. It was a celebration of The Doctor- which had all of them in it, and featured three of the best Doctors, Smith, Tennant, Baker as well as the best one shot Doctor ever: Hurt.

That being said, I was surprise the 11th hour was so high, I thought Vincent episode and the wife were a bit better emotionally.

4 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: Results (5-1)

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@DW_girl  Oh, I would say so.  Considering The Doctor was in the TARDIS the whole time...it was basically about Rory and Amy.

4 months ago on Are Doctor-Lite stories the best of Doctor Who?

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Peter Cushing thought he could be in canon.  Here is is speaking about in the interview which can be found here.. http://drwhointerviews.wordpress.com/category/peter-cushing/


Q: The character you played in those two films was very different from the character on the TV show. Were those films a complete remake?




A: Well I’ll tell you something I thought once. I just said I didn’t watch TV, but one of the few episodes of the ‘Dr. Who’ series that I saw was one that involved a kind of mystical clown (‘The Celestial Toymaker’? – ed.), and I realised that perhaps he kidnapped Dr Who and wiped his memory and made him relive some of his earlier adventures. When Bill Hartnell turned into Patrick Troughton, and changed his appearance, that idea seemed more likely. I think that’s what happened, so I think those films we did fit perfectly well into the TV series. That would not have been the case had I taken the role in the TV series.









4 months ago on Could ‘Dr. Who’ Meet The Doctor?

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It was certainly better than Hide or The Lodger. I'm a big fan of that gang.

4 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: Results (26-20)

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The Wedding of River song should have been higher than hide. Easily a top 20 episode! Followed by Dinasours on a Spaceship. Then everything else can fall as it lies.

4 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: Results (26-20)

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Happy birthday Freema! I've always thought she was shorted as a companion!

4 months ago on Happy Birthday, Freema Agyeman

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I'm wondering if peoples view of Victory of the Daleks is affected by the country in which they reside. As an American, I didn't find anything off putting about the WWII setting.I also wonder if it is due to the disklike of the new versions of the Daleks.





4 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: Results (39-34)

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@Special Weapons Dalek  Rebel flesh wasn't a bad episode per se.  Even the worse of Doctor Who is always entertaining on the first time around.  



4 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: Results (39-34)

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@PeterGecko2  I'm sure it 's not going to be ranked too high. It is one of my favorite episodes, however.

4 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: Results (39-34)

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@PeterGecko2   I thought for sure it would be in this list.  Now I am convinced it will be on the next list.  

4 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: Results (33-27)

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I really enjoyed this series, there were only two below average episodes. Curse of the Black Spot and Night Terrors just didn't work for me.  However this series contains some of my favorite shows. 



Especially "Let's Kill Hitler" which had to be be the funniest, unexpected, madcap of all of 11's episode.I loved it because it answered missing Melody Pond plot quickly.I suspect most people thought that plot line would go on for several episodes. It really had everything A Doctor Who episode could ask for. Historical, Future and a major plotline for the companions resolved.

Let us not forget the great season resolution to one of the most tense questions ever: How will The Doctor avoid his death?Time all jammed together is one of the most innovative and clever "problems" the Doctor had to encounter













4 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: Series 6 (2011)

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Two of the greatest Doctor Who supporting characters Share the same a Birthdays! Weeee!

It's also cool they are both Guest Stars on Arrow as well... happy Birthday to both!

4 months, 1 week ago on Happy Birthday, Alex Kingston & John Barrowman

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There can be no doubt, that this will be considered on of the most important and classic Doctor who episodes ever.

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4 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Day of the Doctor

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I liked Journey to the Center of the TARDIS, but it wasn't as great as it could have been. I'm thinking the guest acting and direction is to blame. There were some solid ideas in that episdode.





Curse of the Black Spot...not my favorite episode of series 7.  Again, I'm not sure if it was the direction or if the concept was too forced.






4 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8: Episode 4 & 5 Writers Confirmed

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One of my favorite Pure Historicals was THE AZTECS.  A great story involving great questions, such as meddling with the time, Doctor first Romance and a lot of historical facts (As understood for the time) I agree that Doctor Who could use a few of these types of stories, minus any alien influence. Or even better- Other Time Travelers mucking with time.








4 months, 2 weeks ago on Bring Back… the Pure Historicals

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Excellent article-while the Victorian Clara had a fascinating personality, we wouldn't have the same mystery behind her. And it fits a motif of the Doctor- Victorian Clara is the pas, soufflé Clara the future - leaving the present for our Clara.

Modern day Clara was surprisingly sweet and normal- she cares about people, likes the travel, faces the danger well. The Victorian Clara seemed a bit too clever and exceptional.

Still- I wondered if fan disappointment with Clara was due to how much people liked the Victorian aspect.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on What if… Clara had stayed Victorian?

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You want to make a bet? It's almost obvious. Depends on their chemistry.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on A Few Thoughts On Danny Pink

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It's perhaps the best showcase of Doctor Who's concept: whimsical time travel sci fi.

It has a deep dark villain: a man who treats life as expense; a light hearted concept: dinosaurs on a space ship. It has people from the past, game hunter and Neferiti, people from the present the ponds and people from the future: Solomon; it had comedy bits, hid had tragedy bits and it had acton bits.

And it was all led by a madman with a box, who can be a righteous judge.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

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The part of the story that people complain about, Rory and Amelia divorcing unexpectedly, was to show how the doctor was beginning to separate from the Ponds. He was dropping in on them less frequently, so he missed the times of troubles. That way the Doctor and the viewer should feel that this development was uncharacteristic. It should feel wrong because wrpe know it was wrong.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: Asylum of the Daleks

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I'll disagree with you on two points. River Fell in love with the Doctor in Kill Hitler. Especially after as he was dying, he was begging her to rescue Amy and Rory. Something a pout that moment hit her... That a man could be so selfless. Remember, she grew up fantasizing/ worship the doctor.

And the emotional aspect was true the whole time. When he came up withe the solution to with his SECOND visit to the tesatrac. He gave the letters over, and then came up with the solution. The doctors cavalier attitude was based on he had a solution, just frustrated he to take the long way around to solve it.

5 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Wedding of River Song

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Lot of negative nellies in here! It's okay. Not everything is for everybody. Time is screwed up. And gloriously so. And it's all because a fixed point in time of a time lord didn't happen. This was a magical, whimsically moment that you could only get in Doctor Who.

It starts out as a reminder what the doctor is facing: His mortality. It is harsh slow and foreboding. Then the pace picks up rather quickly. There is a calvilier attitude the Doctor has to his death, for a good reason. The doctor had already figured out how to cheat the fixed moment in time.

And this highlights why I liked Moffat style of writing. He gave us the pieces of information and abilities throughout the series. ( how manny doppelgänger hints to you need?) Checkovs Gun here or there, cleverly designed as entertaining episodes.

So the rush for the doctor here is not to cheat death', but to fix time! His attitude is cavalier because it's a simple fix-just a frustrating journey to get there.

And the scene, where Doctor meets some one who is willing to put the Doctor over the rest of the universe, just to let him know he is loved before he died,

A great, rocking exciting ending to one of the best seasons.

5 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Wedding of River Song

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This is Karens finest hour as Amy.  The anger, the sadness, the joy of the Girl Who Waited.


And the complete necessary bastardness of the Doctor.  Rory calls him on it, but The Doctor gave him a taste of the decisions he often has to make.


A completely beautiful bittersweet episode

5 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Girl Who Waited

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Strax is a funny character. I think that the Sotarans could effectively become allies of the doctor, just as the Klingons became allies of the Federation in Star Trek the next generation.

Or at least Straxs batch could become more than warriors.

5 months ago on Unpopular Opinion: Strax

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It has great moments when ever Matt interacts with a child. There is just something about his chemistry.. He really cares for them.

However, this episode was far from memorable- the monster not that scary, and Rory and Amy are given little to do.

5 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: Night Terrors

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Actually, the doctor being naked served a few futon plot wise. The first- humor , second, to start you thinking.(Moffat does not set up a joke without an explanation) Third, to show you how clever he is..( hiding the key under his wig) But the fourth- is more symbolic. He is going naked to a temple, and eventually sacrificed.

As for the science, the only issue is that the holographic projector wouldn't have to be implanted into anyone visual cortex: it's a light construct- the eye needs to receive normally.

The teleport ears seemed to me mote of the wormhole type. Based on the picture you posted (note the rings) and the effect ( which seems to unwrap or wrap up a person like a curtain)

And the truth field could be an actual wave emitter, that prevents the brain from using the abilities that lets you lie.

Just my view ;)

5 months ago on Sciencey Wiencey: The Time of the Doctor

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"You named your daughter after herself"

Rory gets to hit Adolf hitler, and put him into the cupboard.

"Hello Benjamin"

"You got a time machine, I've got a gun, what the hell- let's kill Hitler"

There are only two small weakness in the show. 1) the introduction of Mel's should have been done before this episode. 2) if Amy and Rory are in their mid twenties- then they were born in 80's. What the hell was melody do for ten years?

5 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: Let’s Kill Hitler

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10/10 Easily one of the best Episodes of this story arc. It has grand concepts here: How far does an enemy go to kill the Doctor; how does time work as a weapon against the time lord, how far has the Doctor gone in his quest and how being so prominent is a detriment.

There's also Rory's greatest scene as the Roman. Arthur Duvall has never been so heroic or determined to get his wife and child back.

5 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: A Good Man Goes to War

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Not the best story. It seems to be a rehash of many, many, old science fiction conceits. To me, the Ood episodes were a much better insight into slavery and dehumanizing the labor force. There was a few interesting bits of science fiction and character work... And Matt's brilliant turn as himself.

As part of the over all story arc, these episode show how far reaching and complex the conspiracy the Silent plot is against The Doctor is. It explained much about the mystery behind Amy's pregnancy/not pregnancy and her visions.

5 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Rebel Flesh / The Almost People

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Donna memory wipe was the most horrific thing the doctor had ever done. Donna Noble had come so far, and saw so much and grew so tall.

And for the Doctor to just rip it all away because he couldn't handle one more death. She would have have rather died than to go through that violation.

5 months, 1 week ago on 10 Most Heartbreaking New Who Moments

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Every once in a while, there is a Doctor Who episode that gives voice to a very simple concept. It doesn't change any past episodes  but reinforces a "Truth"!  The TARDIS is the Doctors only true love, and his only constant companion.  Family leave and die. Companions come and go.  Lovers flow in and flow out. Settings, adventures and time itself are elastic. The Doctor himself goes through changes.  But there is the one constant: The TARDIS is there.  And we know the TARDIS is a character itself.  And the voice that Neil Gaimen gives her, rings true.  "I may not get you were you want to go, but I get you to where you need to be."  She loves and protects the Doctor. And she picked the perfect madman to pilot an equally mad machine.  Long may she travel, long may she and her theif travel!






5 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Doctor’s Wife

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Not really a good episode, I'm afraid. Not very memorable, nor was it exciting. And the shocking thing about this...IT HAD PIRATES!  IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN FANTASTIC!



5 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Curse of the Black Spot

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Completely, absolutely best kick off for ANY seasons.  Complete with total shock and awe at how the episode played out. No one, and I mean no one saw any of this coming.

5 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Impossible Astronaut / Day of the Moon

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Talented man who gave us some wonderful moments in Doctor Who history. My best to his family and friends.

5 months, 1 week ago on R.I.P. Christopher Barry (1925-2014)

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This was a perfect two parter finale. Nail biting cliffhanger, end of the universe threat, time travel shenanigans and dramatics speeches, character driven humor and lonely goodbyes

5 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Pandorica Opens / The Big Bang

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While you have some interesting viewpoints, I'll disagree with Amy imagining the Doctor as a cop out. Two things were established by mid point of this series. 1) Amy had a special relationship with the crack because she grew up with it. 2) it had been mentioned that Amy could bring back Rory when he disappeared. When they didn't, it was to show how difficult it was.

5 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Pandorica Opens / The Big Bang

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I was deeply dissapointed we never got to see Jim The Fish.

5 months, 1 week ago on Matt Smith Doesn’t Want to see River with Capaldi

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Lowest one for me yet. 5/10 Average. Matt was in rare comedic form, and had great chemistry with his flat mate.

However the story felt flat and the resolution was a bit predictable. And the lack of Amy seem rather questionable.

5 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Lodger

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I've enjoyed his run so far: I think that Moffat had some misses, some hits-as every run does.

7 had some of the weakest- bur 5 and 6 were solid ground. But overall I think 7 had a great concept. Individual stories, big epic concepts. A few of the Clara episodes were not memorable. I mean I enjoy them when I watch them, but nothing special. Especially disappointing was the Cyberman episode.

Let see where 8 takes us... I really think 4 should be the limit... But that's just me :)

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Steven Moffat on his Doctor Who Future

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For me, the difference between Matts regeneration, David's regeneration comes down to the different viewpoints of the doctors and the style of the writer.

10 was a more human doctor, who embraced life and was sensitive to his emotional moments-including regret and wanting a little for himself. RTD was great at characters and emotional arcs: not so much the sci fi part. 11 was a daring adventurous soul, who had a full life and had no regrets. Moffat excels writing adventures, but is much lighter on emotion,

10s regen connected to you in a good way, I felt it to be overly dramatic. I thought 11 regen was perfect for the character- you weren't satisfied.

As long as you like Doctor Who!

5 months, 2 weeks ago on “I will always remember when the Doctor was me”

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It's doctor who, you always need some monster. For the kids. For me ;)

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: Vincent and the Doctor

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This was a perfect episode: good monster that wasn't a cookie cutter villain. A wonderful acting by all of the players. Tony Curran was fantastic as Vincent: sensitive, smart and visionary.

A truly bittersweet ending, a fantastic guest appearance by Bill Nighy, and the beautiful, beautiful visualization of Vincent Starry Night.

No question: powerful, wonderful episode of Doctor Who. A wonderful show period.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: Vincent and the Doctor

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It's sort of explained in the episode: Life is a pile of good stuff and bad stuff. One can't really undo the effects of the other one. The doctor pointed out the definitely added to the pile of good stuff.

Plus in a later episode we see that Vincent had vision of the TARDIS exploding...

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: Vincent and the Doctor

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It's a great story. A great concep- wonderful villain!

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: Amy’s Choice

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Actually, he's James Bond. They are both are 50. They have different faces yet everyone treated them as same person. They have cool gadgets. And they both travel in an awesome vehicles.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Who is the Doctor?

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I think the reason I rebel against it because from the first episode, the Doctor had a granddaughter. That implies natural births and family structure.

Looming seems to be a way of allowing the doctor to be "the other" and put a more alien feel to the Doctor. I think the temptation is too strong to add more to The doctor than is neccisary.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Who is the Doctor?

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Never liked the idea of looming. Sounds like the stupidest concept ever created.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Who is the Doctor?

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Honestly, I think only the TV shows should be considered Cannon. The exception I would say, Paul Mcguan - since he was cheated out of a run himself.

Let the doctors past remain in there, shrouded in mystery. A few glimpses, here and there is nice.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Who is the Doctor?

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I love this episode for a number of reasons. One the opening was hilarious "That sounded so much better in my head than it came out"

This episode had hilarity, horror, exotic locale and a good old fashion bug eyed monster!

But the best part was Rory. The level headed, non hero worshiping companion who wasn't afraid of calling the Doctor out! It also highlighted and contrasted the relationship dynamic between the three.

Over all a well written story, while offering a big insight of the type of Companion Doctor chooses to travel with and what effect it has on them!

"I've got my spaceship, I got my boys. My work is done here!"

"We..are not her boys!"

"Yeah we are."

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Vampires of Venice

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I think one of the ways Moffat may have had a way around the implication on he had regenerated would be the fact that only the Oldest Doctor would have remembered the events clearly. 9, 10 would be foggy and confused by it, until they would meet again.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on What if… the Ninth Doctor was the War Doctor?

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I thought it was a rather enjoyable two episodes.  The Angels using the voice of the dead to communicate was especially creepy. I also loved the interaction between River and The Doctor.  And that Amy had a big insight into The Doctor/River relationship.


On the negative side, the Angels did loose  some of their scare ability. The Image of an Angel really didn't sit right with me, but it wasn't a deal breaker.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Time of Angels / Flesh & Stone

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There was a time where they di a lot of Victorian horror type shows. I remember watching an episode where the Doctor saved no one except Leela.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Will Be Darker, More like Classic Who

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I'm hoping for a much more mature, sarcastic, and forceful Doctor. I'm thinking he will have more darker- horror style stories.

We shall see.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Will Be Darker, More like Classic Who

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Six when into some dark places: doctors impending doom, we saw him die and fail to regenerate. Amy being abducted- her Baby stolen. The. Doctor realizing that he was feared and getting too grandiose.

And the Brig died. he tried letting go of Amy and Rory. As Dark as Torchwood, obviously not. But pretty dark for Doctor Who.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Will Be Darker, More like Classic Who

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I thought it was incredibly fun episode. Something about the Dalek painted olive green with the UK flag on it, struck a really cool alternate universe vibe from me.

Personally, I liked the fact that the Daleks got rid of the human DNA part. I liked my fascist squid in a tank to be pure! Amy once again proves her worth as she recognized the correct type of emotions to prevent Braceswell from exploding.

That and they have Spitfires in Space: How cool is that! The acting was brilliant all around. Solid, solid tale.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: Victory of the Daleks

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Very good! I approve!

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Site Update: 3 February 2014

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