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I don't agree about Clara slapping the Doctor. Would she slap Eleven if he did something like that? Probably not. The main reason is that Twelve must be domesticated. He doesn't completely care for human life as he did before - he sees the individuals as a potential sacrifice if that's necessary. Also, I think he hates soldiers because he fought for 900 years when he was Eleven and he may be sick of it. He said it quite clearly and precisely: he thinks he made some mistakes and he must repair what he did. Eleven believed he was a good man, still he went to war in Series 6 and was ready to kill his own people in Day of the Doctor. Also, I think Journey had a real militaristic mind like, say, Jenny before she understood why Ten hated warfare.
2 hours, 57 minutes ago on Into the Dalek Review
@ Notsosmartguy Daleks in Manhattan? Didn't like it because of the pig slaves, I found it quite stupid. Victory of the Daleks? I love Churchill and the Eleventh Doctor, but the New Paradigm Daleks are something I don't really like. Asylum, on the contrary, is one of my favourites, although I still believe Into the Dalek is slightly better because the Daleks actually kill and that's a very rare thing these days.
3 hours, 1 minute ago on Into the Dalek Review
@Sephora.IWishIWasScottish @sontaran17 And I can't really understand why such hatred. To me, this version is 2nd only to McGann's theme. It's so "classic" in its style and yet keeps the same rhythm as the 2005 version. I love it and think I'll never replace it as my ringtone.
22 hours, 37 minutes ago on Interview: Billy Hanshaw on Series 8′s Title Sequence
Capaldi's face after the "There's no such thing as Robin Hood" is perfect. That's the Doctor!
2 days, 6 hours ago on Next Time: Robot of Sherwood
My opinion. I love the new tune - the Ohhh-Weeeh-Ooooh part is more reminiscent of the original 1963 rendition and the mix of sounds reminds me of ringing bells here and there, which is consistent with the clockwork theme. As for the titles: the cog part at the beginning isn't the best thing and I may love it to be changed in the future. On the contrary, the clock tunnel is perfect as well as the planets and the blue thing at the end. A definite improvement after Series 7, but unlike many others, I loved the Series 5-6 theme. It's time to move on, and if nothing the new titles are an attempt to move like McCoy's titles did with respect to the previous openings. Well done!
4 days, 3 hours ago on Examining Series 8′s New Title Sequence
Very good character and I'm really happy that created him. Ferdinando managed to convey everything he wanted to give the character. He was a droid with a human light in his movements and in his temporary glimpses of curiosity and amazement, as if the human spare parts were pushing from the inside to act differently than just another clockword droid. Well done!
5 days, 3 hours ago on Ferdinando on the Possible Return of Half-Face
@NineTenElevenTwelve In reality, even in Nightmare in Silver all the Doctors (except for the War Doctor) appeared as memories during the mind battle scene.
5 days, 8 hours ago on Into The Dalek Clips
@TheOncomingHurricane @AlessandroArsuffi I didn't scroll the whole discussion, it would've taken too much time. Nevertheless, I was defending the non-bestiality issue, anyway. Otherwise, we should say that Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons were also to be accused of bestiality for interbreeding (which is a FACT from a genetic PoV).
5 days, 8 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
@DrWho879992 I don't agree about Unquiet Dead, Idiots Lantern and Victory of the Daleks. I'd assign 7/10 to Unquiet Dead, 5/10 to Idiots Lantern (hate the Wire) and 6/10 to Victory. For the rest, I very much agree with that!
5 days, 19 hours ago on Robot of Sherwood BBC Synopsis
Then think about the cat-human intercourse implied in Gridlock
6 days, 3 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
As a Catholic, I'm not fa defender of LGBT. Still, I always thought to myself that would be wrong to portray a world without LGBT people. It would be unrealistic and it would offend our intelligence. Also, I love how most LGBT characters have been portrayed.
6 days, 8 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
@Malakyor @AlessandroArsuffi @Moreroundthings Fortunately, he didn't strangle her! I'm joking of course. And honestly, I loved Colin Baker's Doctor as well. The fact he sometimes ignored a couple of deaths or seemed to hold that some lives had to be sacrificed doesn't seem to un-Doctor-ish. Nine thought exactly the same in "Rose". Ten drowned out a whole species in The Runaway Bride. Let's be honest - that's a side of the Doctor that cannot be denied and it's always been there just be intermittantly hidden.
6 days, 19 hours ago on Deep Breath Review
@Dalekium @TheOncomingHurricane I think Jenny's attitude is justified by her sentiments towards Vastra, as expressed by the fact that she is forced to play the role of Vastra's maid rather being a real wife at least in private. She probably feels she's being misused. Of course, she loves Vastra in the same way that Clara loved the Doctor, but both Vastra and the Doctor are sometimes rude and don't care of their mate's problems. Here's the parallel between Clara and Jenny that has a potential of becoming the source of a stronger bond between the two girls.
6 days, 21 hours ago on Deep Breath Review
@Moreroundthings You're right. Also consider another scene - when Clara comments that there are lots of warriors (War Doctor) and everybody can be a hero (Tenth Doctor) but only the Doctor can be what he is. To Clara, ELEVEN is the Doctor. HER Doctor. The other are older selves of the Doctor that are now meaningless to her, they're his forgotten past. She probably thinks every Doctor after Eleven was supposed to be more or less like him - young and childish. Twelve was the tragic discover that the Doctor is gone back to his origins, something she thinks is wrong. I understand her, although now it's time to move on.
6 days, 22 hours ago on Deep Breath Review
@TheIdleIdol What if they said "WOULD YOU LIKE A JELLY BABY?"
1 week ago on Next Time: Into The Dalek
@Antee991166 @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @Sneezed Regeneration Fears are a very personal fact. What scares me may not scare you, for example. Probably there's something particulary scary in Silence in the Library and Midnight. A friend of mine, e.g., has a particular kind of phobia: she's afraid of what looks human but behaves unnaturally to such a point that you feel uncomfortable. Some scenes such as the spider walk in The Exorcist or the many odd suicides in The Happening immediately made her terrorized. I've got a similar kind of fear myself. I'm not afraid of vampires or zombies, but the possible presence of ghosts makes my spine shiver. Some people (such as our beloved Sarah Jane) was mostly afraid of clowns, and sometimes I also feel unconfortable with them. Fear is relative.
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! My alternative is the following: the Doctor convinced him that death was the only way to achieve his basic programming. ie reaching the Promised Land (Heaven) and this way he jumped. In any case, it's as if the Doctor killed him (not blaming him for that) so I'll vote Yes.
1 week ago on Whodunnit? The Fate of the Half-Face Man
@kanlo Well, it seems you really need a DOCTOR... so watching DW at home may help you recover from your little "regeneration crisis"... Have a good night despite the cold!
1 week, 2 days ago on Series 8: Today Teaser
@JamesStroud On point number 9: I know I'm going to say something stupid but... What about the Sound of Drums, ie the quadruple heartbeat of a Time Lord as heard through the Master's mind?
1 week, 3 days ago on Deep Breath 12 Hints & Teasers
Not at all. The other Claras sacrificed to save the Doctor. How could he meet them?
1 week, 4 days ago on Moffat on Death: “There are dark times ahead”
Maybe you're looking for a genetic transfer to become a member of the Moffrace?
1 week, 5 days ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Smith & Jones
So the Doctor's real name was Clara? Oh my giddy aunt! LOL
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Capaldi Unclear on Series 9 Return
My theory. People in the Whoniverse steal the faces from the actors who portray them in our universe. What is believed to be a fictional world for us is REAL in another universe in the infinite multiverse out there.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Capaldi’s Hint On Past Whoniverse Appearances
We saw at least one version of Clara saving the 10th, I mean the one at the library
3 weeks, 2 days ago on The Future of Clara Oswald
@Huknar @Unibot I was one of the people who saw Matt's talent since the beginning, but you're perfectly right in saying Series 7 was his best. Some generally weak episodes become "strong" in the scenes where he shines the most. For example, I love the menacing way he spells " Don't get into a spaceship with a mad man. Didn't anyone teach you that?" to the Van Baalens. He looked so realistically... old despite his youth and his overall joyful nature... He's like McGann, a great actor who can easily shine in badly plotted episodes.
1 month ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up
@jamesanash101 That's exactly what he means, and I'm sure he's referencing the darkest episodes in particular: Blink, 42, Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead and Midnight easily come to the mind. If that's what the Series is heading to, I'm more than happy with the change, not because I hated the Series 5-7 story arc, but because we need some breath after Matt Smith's run.
@PK-S @AboudDandachi I'm almost certainly it'll be fantastic, I'm certainly buying it just for the very fact that the Time War is narrated and, to be honest, the fact that this story fills so many gaps is very interesting and I really want to read it. Thx PK-S for writing this review!
1 month ago on Engines of War Review
@supermoff @TardisBoy That's still to be demonstrated... Maybe Clara Prime is herself an echo. The soufflé isn't the soufflé... the soufflé is the recipe.
1 month ago on Coleman on Capaldi’s “Mad Curiosity”, Clara’s Home Life
@Undiscovered Adventure @LGwalchmai95 @TardisBoy What if somebody Clara cares for actually dies? Or... oh well, I had a terrible idea! What if the Doctor somehow caused Clara's mother's death in the past during his travels with her? That would be kind of a terrible event that would force Clara to leave the TARDIS in dispair...
@Creepy_Ghoul @TardisBoy That's exactly the same thing, in reality. Adric appeared as a hallucination (together with the rest of his companions) as the Fifth Doctor was dying and I immediately thought that Amy's scene in The Time of the Doctor had somewhat the same feeling.
@TardisBoy Clara should part the Doctor on a voluntary choice. Similar to Martha, but with some different twist. And that shouldn't happen until she's really sick with Capaldi's Doctor or until she "settles" in her life at home.
@Mikeyboss182 Exactly the opposite of Eleven's introduction in The Day of the Doctor, when he materialized in a distant desert area and simply called her to give coordinates, as if he didn't want to interfere with her everyday life. I love the new dynamic as much as I loved the preceding... The more I watch the show through the different Doctor eras, the more I love him as a whole... every Doctor is wonderful because he really changes and I can't find a "bad" Doctor at all. Capaldi's new Doctor sounds already so appealing... so ORIGINAL to the New Series and so Classic from many points of view, that I can't look forward to the forthcoming Series 8!
The only thing that makes me think "This is a dark episode" is when the Doctor himself is scared to death. Until the companions shout and cry in horror and fear, but the Doctor is calm and rational, the episode can't be fully dark. There must be a sense of urge, the Doctor should look defenceless and unable to save his friends. There might be relevant losses and the Doctor may make a decision he may repent for during all the rest of his life. His enemies must be unstoppable, in other words, and that's what lacks to present-day versions of the Daleks and Cybermen: they don't generally kill anymore and the Doctor isn't scared of them. I've great confidence that "Into the Dalek" may change this considerably, since a new side of the Daleks may be shown and the words in the trailer are quite interesting. Still, darker episodes must go darker and darker, but some lighter story is always required.
1 month ago on What Actually Makes a Story Dark?
@DantheDoctor Oh well you're already on the right path! Almost perfect! Brilliant! My compliments!!!
1 month ago on Weird and Wonderful
@ilyootha is in the Divergent Universe I agree. 7B is a million light years better, for example. than Series 6. My favourites are Bells, Hide, Crimson and, of course, Name. Unlike many others, I appreciated the rest of the Series, assigning a 6/10 as a minimum, while Series 6 had the majority of my personal 4/10 and 5/10, in particular A Christmas Carol (I know many people loved it, but I never watched it a second time), The Curse of the Black Spot, Night Terrors and Clòsing Time. The only thing that ruined Series 7B at times was acting (Van Baalen brothers + Angie and Artie), but that's something I can easily ignore.
1 month ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 7 (Part 2)
@Planet of the Deaf @gunslinger19 You just didn't really listen to Capaldi. What he means is plain and simple: had the Doctor been a flirtatious incarnation like Tennant's or Smith's, he'd simply denied the offer. He didn't want to portray THAT kind of Doctor and he would've let Moffat pick another actor for the role. That's all.
1 month ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8
@alpof5 I agree. I'd like a Doctor/Ace kind of interaction, and it seems that could be very likely.
@DasManiac @Warisfiller @MatthewBagnall Oh no, not again... He was referenced as Doctor Who ONCE by WOTAN. That's a precedent, and that settles it.
@Awqwapwnics That's the direction I hope they're going to take.
@The Finn That's what should happen more often. Each actor should "define" his own Doctor's style.
@MaraBackman @stargazer0118 @The Outer Space K9 I think the Doctors-of-reference might be Hartnell, Pertwee, C. Baker and McCoy, while the two preceding Doctors were essentially Troughton+T. Baker+Davison+McGann on many grounds. I hope this is the case, not because I didn't like the New Series Doctors (on the contrary, I loved both Tennant and Smith) but because the Doctor can't always be that kind of person. "The Day of the Doctor" showed how similar 10 and 11 were despite their legitimate differences. New Doctor, new course. That's what this show is all about, and since I love McCoy and C.Baker I'll be more than happy to be a Doctor of that kind.
@Lord Styro the Drashig Well, I must tell the truth: I LOVE CAPALDI'S ACCENT AND VOICE. That LISTEN sounded sooooo good... I can imagine the same word as spoken by Eccleston, Tennant or Smith, but the way Capaldi says is so unique... I love this teaser!!!
1 month, 1 week ago on Listen! Series 8 Teaser Trailer
@floppy_who Including fellow Time Lord K'ampo Rimpoche; who lived on Earth as a hermit. And that's interesting, because he is involved in some important elements in the definition of regeneration, introducing the concept of the "Watcher" far before the Fourth Doctor's regeneration in Logopolis.
Since the introduction of the War Doctor, what the Moff said makes perfectly sense. We should say "The ninth incarnation" to call the War Doctor and "The tenth incarnation" to mean Eccleston's incarnation. The use of "Twelfth Doctor" is just part of fandom (and it's right to use it to some extent) but it isn't "canon", i.e. the Doctor never used it on screen or in any other media. He said "Eleven" once in "The Lodger" meaning his eleventh face (as by the time he rejected the Warrior) and the only character saying "You're the Eleventh Doctor" was Clara in The Name of the Doctor...
1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
@ilyootha is in the Divergent Universe Once again, I must say I fully agree with you, ilyootha. The TV Movie Version and the new one are the best so far on many grounds, but I really miss the roundels from the distant past.
1 month, 1 week ago on How does the TARDIS reflect the Doctor?
@JamesStroud @YaelMoise @Huknar Many people think of "Fairytale" in the sense of "Disney fairytale". That's unpleasant for those who hate happy endings. Personally, I enjoyed all of the show so much, exactly because I like how every Doctor changes the show almost completely. It's like the sonic screwdriver: same software, different casing. After the two preceding Doctors, whom I really loved for what they are, I'm happy this is going to change and hope happy endings are over for a while under Capaldi's tenure. Change, my dear... and not a moment too soon, because a third flippant Doctor would've been too much.
1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences
@Baker Street is excited for Series 8! Or the Doctor just looks like Capaldi.
1 month, 1 week ago on DWM #476: “Am I A Good Man?”
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @YaelMoise @TheCyberDoctor is Undead The only thing I really miss are the roundels on the walls from the Classic Series. I hoped they returned after the Moff reintroduced them for the War Doctor's TARDIS console room, although I believe those were too bright... Well, I can still hope they'll return some day. "One day, they should be back. Yes, they should be back".
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @Planet of the Deaf @AztecsDaleksAndCavemen An eternal transmission of Love and Monsters and Fear Her would be the perfect torture, indeed.
The 50th anniversary celebrated Doctor Who as a whole and all the past Doctors. The 10th anniversary should celebrate New Who through his companions rather than his Doctors. I would like it to be the story when Gallifrey returns, with many references to The Day of the Doctor, The Parting of the Ways, Last of the Time Lords and The Name of the Doctor. The Master would be the ideal foe for the occasion and I hope for many returning companions, in particular Martha Jones, Mickey Smith, Jack Harkness, River Song and Clara Oswald (if she leaves the show by 2015, of course). In other words: a continuity-heavy story finally closing the post-Time War story arc to have the Doctor go forwards and never look back again at what the War Doctor did. But of course, that's just a dream...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Will There Be a 10th Anniversary Special for the Revival?