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@Browncoat of arms Afaik there's still no contradiction with the New Series. The new Master's origins and the Time War subtext from Dark Eyes 2 even seem to be written to match the criteria of canonicity into BF. Also, as DrWho879992 and Ante991166 already wrote, Molly is now an official companion like the rest of the Eighth Doctor's BF companions, so I take BF to be canon in almost its entirety.
1 hour ago on Dark Eyes 3 Review
@DawnTime With a good offer and, who knows, maybe a Classic Doctor returning, he may accept. He contributed to novels for New Who, why not a single episode?
6 hours, 18 minutes ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond
@Antee991166 @ilyootha @StephenAHayes TSS/TPS was definitely a very good two-parter. I agree, I hate DiM/EotD, it was awful.
6 hours, 20 minutes ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond
People know that I'm not a fan of former showrunners returning as writers under their immediate successor. RTD is not my choice unless it happens after Capaldi and Moffat leave the show, so that the nostalgia of the past may be worthy a try. From the list mentioned above, I'd like the return of Terrance Dicks and Marc Platt from the Classic Series, Mat Jones from the New Series and DEFINITELY the debut of Nicholas Briggs as writer on TV (in truth, I'd like him as the next showrunner).
6 hours, 21 minutes ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond
@DrainOfMorbius Also, I hope RTD doesn't return any soon. I think he would ruin Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor. If he must return, I hope he does with a more Tennant-like Doctor so that he can play his cards better.
1 day, 1 hour ago on Torchwood’s Catherine Tregenna Penning Series 9 Story
@DrainOfMorbius That's the reason why many hated the Eleventh Doctor's era - too much story arc. Honestly, I loved his era but I think it's refreshing to have a minimalistic story arc for another year. I want variation of genre for a while, than we can have a story-arc-heavy season to end Capaldi's time as the Doctor. I think Series 5 and 8 were the most well-balanced seasons of New Who in that respect and many fans who suffered for the Silence arc have finally been satisfied this year.
My first Doctor was David Tennant. My first episode was "The Satan Pit". I was immediately hooked on the show. Anyway, my favourite incarnation is a completely different matter and I rather prefer Smith, McGann and Capaldi for the New Series, McCoy and Colin Baker for the Classic.
2 days, 6 hours ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?
@Clara Prefect Well, you're in an advantage, since you have loads of episodes from the past to discover, while we watched much more than you and starve during the gaps between one series and another!
3 days, 10 hours ago on Doctor Who’s 51st Anniversary
@Clara Prefect You forgot to add a reference about Eccleston declining to take part in the anniversary and saying that maybe he will return for the 150th, if surgery in 2113 will discover how to de-age him some 100 years...
@Derpmeistery Well, what's one year compared to eternity? I think that's the way the Doctor feels time.
@DocWhoFan "Have an whosome day" would've been more appropriate! Anyway, my thought is especially for the departed. The first three Doctors have set the basics for what the show would've been over the next decades. It is a great honour and burden for the later Doctors to carry on the show and I must say they did it brilliantly.
@Romanadvoratrelundar is looking for Gallifrey @TheOncomingHurricane No. He wanted to be loved because he's unlikeable!
6 days, 1 hour ago on Capaldi Didn’t Want Twelve to Be Likeable
@the Doctor's euphonium What you just wrote made me suddenly think: that's not EXACTLY what happened with Dr. House? A rude, grumpy Doctor that becomes one of the most favourite characters from 21st century fiction?
@TheDaleksDaughter His evolution is already running. For the very first time, he showed Clara that he cared for her and that's something the newly regenerated Twelve wouldn't have done. I can compare that to the First Doctor departing from Susan or from Ian and Barbara. Pretending to be OK and, in reality, showing a hidden sweet side of his personality.
@Bring Ian Back Now I love them both, too.
@LiamTheFizz That's what was frustrating with their darkest moments. They became temporarily unlikely. I hated Ten in his vengeful mode in The Runaway Bride and The Waters of Mars because he suddenly appeared like a bomb of pure evil ready to explode. I prefer to be pleasantly surprised by the few good moments the Twelfth Doctor has openly shown (such as in Dark Water) than to be deluded by what the 10th and 11th happened to behave when vengeful and wrathful (and I still love both of them, anyway).
@Ottoman14 Well, the War Doctor explained well why 10 and 11 seemed to be somewhat out-of-character with their predecessors. They were conceiling their past. They were pretending to be somebody else. Pretending to themselves, of course, that they could be a better person than, say, the Ninth Doctor. They were trying to be young and childish to hide how they were ashamed for what they believed they had done on Gallifrey. The knowledge that Gallifrey stands is probably what activated the Now-I-Can-Truly-Be-Myself-Again mode this Doctor has shown. Still, I'm sure he will mild down a bit over the next 2 years and, when he regenerates, he will make the transition towards a more balanced incarnation. At this time, he's fresh air and a necessary break that makes perfectly sense in the personal evolution of the character after The Day of the Doctor and, to be honest, I love that. Go on, Capaldi!
That's why so many people grew fond of your incarnation, Pete! Many fans thought it was time for a change and have a grumpy Doctor once again. Every good moment given by this incarnation to the audience was increased by the stark contrast with the overall unlikeable behaviour of this incarnation.
6 days, 6 hours ago on Capaldi Didn’t Want Twelve to Be Likeable
@ilyootha @Malohkeh God knows how many times the previous Doctors assisted Santa in his hard work!
6 days, 23 hours ago on Christmas Special: Santa is Real, Not Evil
@Antee991166 Why the hell did the Doctor claim the Time Lords were extinct if he knew about Santa being a Time Lord? C'mon, he's obviously not a Time Lord... although some Time Lord technology may be usefully used by him.
@Mistress Oodkind will return... My sonic would be identical to the current but with a red tip and brass replaced by silver, as if the colour shade to returned to classic mode. As for the console room, roundels on the walls and an up-and-down moving time rotor (maybe red-coloured as in the 1980s) would be perfect. The rest may stay as it is, I love the new desktop theme.
1 week, 1 day ago on Capaldi Hoping for New TARDIS
@The12thWhoodie On this I feel I completely disagree. Paul McGann is a huge actor. He managed to shine in the 1996 movie despite its incredible limits. He is perfect in the audio books and his interpretation in "The Night of the Doctor" was more than brilliant, even surpassing Tennant's or Smith's by a mile. He only needed a better script in the 1996 movie and we would've had an ongoing series with Paul. He is a marvelous actor, on the same level as Peter.
1 week, 1 day ago on Capaldi Turned Down 8th Doctor Audition
...Which explains why McGann wore a curly whig... In the 1990s, Capaldi had voluminous curly hair, the part was meant for him! LOL
@The Finn @Regenerated Catterson hails CyberBrig I know.
1 week, 4 days ago on Happy Birthday, Paul McGann
@TheNightmareChild @MrRazza likes counting down with Tony Blackburn In Russia, Father Christmas is called "Ded Moroz" (Father Frost). Yes, he certainly has the right name for that role.
1 week, 4 days ago on 2014 Christmas Special: Children in Need Clip
@91 Queen of Evil My suggestion for a McGann return is a little different: Twelve regenerates and his successor begins to behave erratically in a very Colin-B Baker-ish style, so he asks the TARDIS to look for somebody who might help him. Meanwhile, on a distant planet, a family is running away from the Daleks and McGann's Doctor stops the pepperpots to let the alien family escape: the Daleks menace the Doctor of death, but rather then firing he drops his wooden-handled screwdriver and accepts death, but the Thirteenth Doctor's TARDIS materializes around him. Now it's up to the Eighth Doctor to assist his future self and establish him as the "good man" he always promised to be, before and old enemy (the Master/Missy) manages to convert the Thirteenth Doctor to the dark side in his weakest day...
1 week, 4 days ago on The Eighth Doctor: Five Favourites
@Regenerated Catterson hails CyberBrig @The Finn Audios sometimes are better: you can do whatever you like without CGI and great costs, just using good voice actors, brilliant dialogues, a wonderful plot and a couple sound effects. If only we could have an animated adaptation of the audios from Colin, Sylvester and Paul!!! That would be brilliant and cost much less than a full budget series...
1 week, 5 days ago on Happy Birthday, Paul McGann
@Clara Laurinda @NotsoSmartguy is trapped in the Spiderverse Well, you're perfectly entitled to this undisputable opinion. I'm a man and I'm not gay, but I must admit that if I were a woman or a gay, he would've been my kind of man XD
@Regenerated Catterson hails CyberBrig Hard to believe, huh?
Happy birthday, Doctor! The best incarnation on audio together with Colin, you are my favourite Classic Doctor and one of my favourite incarnations from the whole Series. Great man, brilliant actor, huge fan and supporter of Doctor Who... I was so happy one year ago when you returned to the screen with The Night of the Doctor... 7 minutes of pure excitement and actually my favourite moment in Whostory together with the 13-Doctors scene in The Day of the Doctor. What can I say? THANK YOU DOCTOR!
@MikeGordon1 I'm a very different kind of Whovian. Since I consider Doctor Who as if it were a real alternate reality, I don't even bother to judge the characters, plots etc. That makes me look at the show from a different perspective: I accept everything, I like it or not. Death in Heaven wasn't a marvelous episode and to me partially ruined the positive series, nevertheless I can find many good things with it. I didn't explode in hatred for the first female Master, for the Brig being cyberconverted or for the cremation thing. Can this happen? Yes. Why bother then? I just accept these things as facts in that universe, at maximum I can try and fit the things together with my imagination, and that's all. I love this show and everything that comes out of it, even when its execution may be imperfect. Up to now, Love&Monsters is the only New Series episode I really hate and Death in Heaven was a definite 7/10 for me.
1 week, 6 days ago on Michelle Gomez Defends Against Finale Complaints
@FireElf Zygons need the originals alive, how would Zygon Osgood do that? On the contrary, they can say that the Osgood that died in DiH was the Zygon copy.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Death in Heaven Review (Part 2): Questions, Questions
The ranking of Doctors is very difficult. I'm re-building my list every now and then as I watch more episodes from the Classic Series, so here's my current list: (1) Capaldi (2) Smith (3)McGann (4) Tennant (5) Colin Baker (6) Troughton (7) McCoy (8) Pertwee (9) Davison (10) Hartnell (11) Tom Baker (12) Eccleston. If Hurt called himself "the Doctor", I would've put him between Colin Baker and Troughton.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Poll: Capaldi’s Doctor – Hit or Miss?
@Oliver J. "cool" They didn't keep changing his hair style. He probably changed his hairstyle once or twice, but the episodes were filmed in a different order than broadcasting. Anyway, except for the sudden change in hairstyle during Flatline that has no apparent justification, we must acknowledge that the Doctor spent weeks from one adventure with Clara and another.
@BeyondThePolice @SonicTheHedgehogRules Well, they didn't remember who was who. Now that one Osgood is dead, the other will know if it's human or Zygon. If the dead Osgood was human, the other one will return to Zygon form; if she was a Zygon, the real Osgood will just remain the same and know she's human.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Moffat on Finale Death, Master Future
@Pipnant @Admin short for Administrator! @madbuk You never know how many teleports a person can carry. And the Master is intelligent enough to provide a last-minute escape plan.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven
ha@IceDaleks And now there'll probably no more need for cremation to save room in the cemeteries.
@Admin short for Administrator! He didn't. That was a blue light like a teleporter, no incineration I suppose.
@The Mistress has landed and she is glorious @Handles I don't think disintegration helps very much with regeneration, don't you think? Still, she certainly teleported away, she shined blue rather orange upon her disappearance.
@Antee991166 She shined blue rather than orange, of course she's not dead. She teleported away as she did on the plane.
@YesMaster @MetamorphmagusWho...Majora's Mask 3D confirmed! That's obvious.
@YesMaster Don't think so. When killing people, that thing released a red/orange light. On the contrary, she released a blue light, like the one she released when teleporting away from the plane. She's definitely somewhere else but not dead.
@Padaster Yes, I know what you mean. She was a character we had been invested into, unlike the many other characters that just happened to be killed by the Doctor (such as Torchwood agent who pretended to be a journalist). And she did that with a sadistic approach that shows how mad she is.
@MasterOfHandles I think he thought about this episode for more than one year.
@StandardWhovian She's up in the first place as the cruellest Master ever.
@TheCyberDoctor Pulls the Strings...in Heaven @DocWhoLocked @The Lazy Cat Needs Her Inhaler @supermoff is waiting for heaven.... Consider that the Doctor lies so much, too, that he can deceive himself. He happened to do that about his (he admitted he may lie about his age, but he can't remember and assumes being 1200...)
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Death in Heaven – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)
@DocWhoLocked @The Lazy Cat Needs Her Inhaler @supermoff is waiting for heaven.... Love rule #3.
@The Finn @JohnSmith82 @barefootonthemoon Or the coordinates are right but Gallifrey is just out synch, as the Medusa Cascade in The Stolen Earth. Still, the pocket universe seems to be likely, that's what the Doctor told us in The Day of the Doctor.
@supermoff is waiting for heaven.... @The Living Angel is Regenerating @Notsosmartguy Approves of female Master On the contrary, I believe she will survive and Clara is more likely to die.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on 2014 Christmas Special Plot Hints
@Amy is uniting the Earth Kingdom! Well, possibly that's part of the energy waste that is released by bodies upon regeneration. Matt released a lot of it when he regenerated from Tennant, while Capaldi didn't (maybe he acquired matter from the outside?) because he's taller. As for the energy released by Tennant after he regenerated from Eccleston... I presume it came from the nose and ears XD
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Gender-Swapping Regenerations: Why Now?