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@YaelMoise I also love the new desktop theme, it's the first time I enjoy a site regeneration like this!
1 day, 9 hours ago on 4 Different Types of Companions Doctor Who Should Consider
My favourite TARDIS crew was the Second Doctor with Jamie and Zoe, the Highlander from the past and the scientific genius from the future. Many would think this might be annoying, but I'm not sure. For example, Zoe's mind was meant to be "more advanced" but she somewhat seemed to prove, as the Second Doctor said, that "logic merely enables one to be wrong with authority". A companion from the past, maybe from a context of submission such as slavery, might prove more open-minded than a person from the future who thinks her culture is "right" in everything. Such a dynamic might show the Doctor teaching both something extraordinary: the risks of a future that might replace morality with technology, what is right with what can be done just for the hell of it. "I can (=have the right) do it because I can (=have the power) to do it". How interesting would that be? Of course, I also find an alien (maybe from a completely new species and culture) might be an interesting addition to the lot.
1 day, 16 hours ago on 4 Different Types of Companions Doctor Who Should Consider
@Gustaff Not very fond of the idea. TV specials and spin-offs may be a good filler, but I like when the Doctor is the core of the whole Whoniverse. Also, I think Moffat himself has no idea how to use the characters. Both of them have been exhausted. Jack has even been ruined by Children of Earth and Miracle Day. If they need to return, they must return in the main Series. A spin-off may be born from it later, but if the budget for DW is reduced to sustain the new project, than no thx, better stay with no fillers at all.
2 days, 11 hours ago on “Jack & River Returns Would Have to be Seismic” – Moffat
@YaelMoise @AlessandroArsuffi Nostalgia is a wonderful dessert, but I refuse the dessert if I was satisfied and full with the rest of the meal.
@DocWhoFan I'm not aboard. Sorry. River said goodbye to the Doctor and we know how she died, Jack deserves a comeback just to finish his timeline and never to return.
@VictorWong1 @Gustaff @YaelMoise On the contrary, I believe it's the opposite for me. River appeared in 2013 (one year or so ago) while Jack has been missing since Miracle Day and we don't know anything about him. He's a far more interesting character to reintroduce than River, as she said goodbye to the Doctor very recently.
@YaelMoise What I don't really understand is: why do Whovians always want to look back and never forwards? It's as if an episode with a character from the past be worthy to watch independently of the story itself. That's sad. Ian would've been pure nostalgia and nothing else - something like saying that the past is better than the present and you watch the show just to spot any character or reference from the past...
@Mark McCullough I really hope so, at least for Jack. I'm not the biggest fan of the character, but I think a return is demanded at this point. How is it possible that post-Ten Doctor and Jack didn't meet again for such a long time?
@ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. DOCTOR "Who are you?" MOFFAT "I'm the Moff" DOCTOR "Who's the Moff?" MOFFAT: "Please...try to keep up... Short for Moffat. Well... couldn't keep going on calling me... STEVEN MOFFAT!" (an army of sadistic trolling writers exit from the BBC headquarters, menacing the fans outside to obliterate their minds).
6 days, 16 hours ago on Moffat on the Doctor/Companion Relationship for Series 9
@pats86 I don't agree at all. Let me explain. When Doctor Who: The Movie first aired in 1996, many fans hated that movie because of the Doctor kissing Grace. Then, in 2005, the new audience is so wonderfully introduced to the concept of the Doctor having some romance that the 1996 just looked like an obvious prequel. Then, it was the time for LGBT characters (Jack, Vastra and Jenny) and it all seemed good until Smith's Eleventh Doctor randomly kissed Rory on his mouth. There was a burst of rage, but over time the audience adapted to this concept. Last year, Matt Smith was replaced by Capaldi, and there was another rebellion with loads of insults of haters who couldn't accept the Doctor being old, grumpy and asexual once again. Still, they probably watched the show since the ratings haven't changed that much (despite The Mirror's claims) and many have grown fond of Capaldi, essentially because he's fresh air and gives an incredible portrayal of the character. My answer to the question is: Take the good actress for the role, maybe somebody very famous, and you'll get some interest in the fandom and even outside of it. Many fans will rebel but many others will watch it for the very first time just because of the actress and get hooked on the whole series. Give it a try, just for once, and if it doesn't work, make her regenerated back into another man one year later. There's always time for change and, you love it or not, that would make it a precedent for the Doctor becoming a female again in the future as part of a decision that is obviously "a classic" like McGann's 1996 kiss with amazing Grace.
1 week, 2 days ago on Moffat: Gender is Fluid on Gallifrey
@Only as old Whovian as you feel - Hello Rusty @Blon Fel-Fotch, Blaidd Drwg of R.O.S.E. @Mercy Reborn2 @chandler77 What about me? I have a crush on every single Doctor, including John Hurt's... I simply have a crush on the Doctor as a whole, whatever he becomes and does.
1 week, 4 days ago on Capaldi’s Doctor Will Evolve in Series 9
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @The Dreamer wants her Who Christmas NOW! We don't even know how much time elapsed for her - maybe some months, more than sufficient to justify her depressive and foolish behaviour in the CiN clip.
1 week, 5 days ago on Capaldi Teases Last Christmas & Clara’s Fate
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @Planet of the Deaf Your arguing is pointless. As you quarrelled during the last few hours, it was I who dated Clara. Thx for everything, you've been very kind to me!
@Diana1992 likes Tangerine Soufflés I think it's something about the pregnancy (remember the 3 months note on the library?). She must've conceived a child by Danny Pink after all...
@Malohkeh @PaddyB: Founding Father of R.O.S.E. That's what the Eighth Doctor says about Macqueen's Master in Dark Eyes 3.
1 week, 6 days ago on Your Favourite Master Revealed
@seaguy3000 The original, you might say.
@Deus_Ex_Machina Happy you mentioned him. He deserved a chance, I would've voted for him.
@Malohkeh It doesn't work like that. The first version of a character is the best. The Tribe of Gum don't count, so doesn't Susan. Still, we might say Romana I is better than Romana II or K9 Mark I is the best version of the tin dog....
@Shane Michaels That's not why many people voted for Delgado. I loved Missy and acknowledge her as the Master with no difficulty. Still, let's be honest. Gomez must fight to get Delgado's title in the same way that a new Doctor does to "win" over his predecessors (if there were any contest, of course!). 2 episodes aren't that much. Let's see what Gomez and Moffat can do together with Missy's character over the next years, you can't judge a Master until his era is completely over or well deep in the run.
@Beasts_a_Snarling is a Christmas KANDY I watched it and I agree his Master was terrifying. He was creepy, his voice was terrifying, his plan was a REAL Masterplan. Of course he is technically the same form as Beevers, but I agree that Pratt was possibly better in the portrayal of the degenerate Master form.
Had the poll included Alex Macqueen, he would've been my Master. Still, I'm happy Delgado won over Gomez. She was impressive in the role but needs to do something more to get into the Olympus of my top villains.
I can't answer because I hate all of the options. I want another choice, DWTV: The Doctor, Clara and another companion (maybe another female, so that no flirting occurs on the TARDIS). Is it possible to add that option?
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Clara, or a New Companion for Series 9?
@conallmc2013 Not if she doesn't know what species she belongs to. Remember The Day of the Doctor.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Could Osgood Still Be Alive?
@LaraHarris Although I'm against Osgood's return, as far as I loved her character, a possibility remains. The Zygons and Humans didn't know for certain who was who because of the memory erasure in the Black Archive. What if both the Human Kate and Osgood and the Zygon Kate and Osgood just cooperated, believing to be the real human versions with no possibility to prove it right or wrong? In that case, Zygon Osgood may've cooperated with Human Kate, while Human Osgood is working with Zygon Kate, everyone being unaware of their real species... With Zygon Osgood's death in Series 8, her human counterpart knows for certain what species she belongs to, since Zygons return to their natural form upon the death of the original they're cloning.
@Gustaff @Sharaz_Jek I started listening to it because I wanted to spoil that scene before I listen to all of Dark Eyes 3. That dialogue is brilliant and both McGann and Macqueen play their incarnations in a perfect way. As an Italian who grew used to watch Doctor Who in English with some difficulty, I must say their voices are perfect for audio. I grasped 99% of what they said and every line is such a pure satisfaction to my years... PS: Did the Doctor just ask the Master about his mother? That's another confirmation of natural birth rather than looming, it seems...
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Dark Eyes 3 Review
@Shane Michaels I didn't complain about Missy but 5 minutes of Macqueen's dialogue with McGann in "Masterplan" had me completely hooked on him. The same madness of Missy and Simm's Master are now expressed in fulness in this wonderful incarnation of the Doctor's deadliest foe. He's such a psychopath... I can actualy imagine him grinning at the Doctor in that long scene... Hope to hear more of him....
@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.
@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?
3 weeks, 1 day 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.
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).
@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.
3 weeks, 2 days 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.
3 weeks, 3 days 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 weeks, 4 days 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!
4 weeks 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.
@ilyootha @Malohkeh God knows how many times the previous Doctors assisted Santa in his hard work!
4 weeks, 1 day 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 month 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 month 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 month ago on Happy Birthday, Paul McGann