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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 day, 2 hours 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.
3 days, 7 hours 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.
3 days, 23 hours 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.
4 days, 2 hours 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...
6 days, 9 hours ago on Will There Be a 10th Anniversary Special for the Revival?
@theleventhour We've got 4 years and one full incarnation between Simm's Master's last appearance and his possible return for the end of Series 8. I'd definitely like him to return as soon as possible, it's a pity the Master didn't return against Eleven..
1 month ago on Series 8: Master Finale Rumours
@PaddyB @AlessandroArsuffi @Gustaff Gustaff answered better than I could. Also, Professor Yana mentione that he was found as a child with his fobwatch and no memory of his origins, which means the War Master regenerated soon after leaving the Time War so that nobody could recognize him after he changed his physiology. Which means Simm's Master is the Third in his new lifecycle.
1 month, 1 week ago on Series 8: Master Finale Rumours
@TheDreamer @AlessandroArsuffi @Notsosmartguy I find it much more entertaining not knowing that the enemy-of-the-day is the Master. That's why I loved the revelation that Professor Yana was the Master.Also, I'd like to see some new shades of the Master's folly. Simm's Master was far too similar to Sherlock's Moriarty and, although I enjoyed both, I need regeneration as a way to change this. Also, an older Master is more appropriate for an older Doctor.
@Notsosmartguy @Temporal_Tomato In summary: everybody in the universe is the Rani at different points in her life. Including the Doctor and the Master, of course.
@The Finn @The Administrator Not necessarily. There's still the possibility that Rory is the new Master... (I know, this rumour was terrible even in the old days...).
@SkyFaller™ On the contrary, I would like the new Master posing for somebody else and taking us by surprise, and a brief flashback showing what happened to him after The End of Time, if possible including a regeneration scene.
@Gustaff I hope the Master doesn't return with Simm's face. But I'd honestly love a multi-Master story with Beevers (original Master), Maqueen (War Master), Simm (post-Utopia Master) and a new Master allying to kill the Doctor. That would be very original and may force the Doctor into his most terrifying struggle for life.
@MrGuymanwatch As far as I love the Master as played by Simm, I don't agree with your opinion. If the Master returns with John Simm's mad face, we'll all recognize him at first sight, unless he returns to his classic "Master in disguise" solution. Honestly, I think both the Doctor and us will recognize him immediately anyway. But if the Master has a whole new face, he might pose for somebody else and take us all by surprise.
@TheDreamer @Notsosmartguy Last time we saw the Master, he understood he was foolish because of the sound of drums. We felt somehow "empathetic" to his conditions. If the drums are now over (and I'm almost sure they are), this time Master may have just accepted his destiny and vocation. The new incarnation will be a much harder threat for the Twelfth Doctor than the mad Master from Simm's era. All of the Master's full potential would be unlocked for a whole new chapter in his life and this time he's got plenty of regenerations at his disposal.
Eleven playing football is definitely my alternate pick for his incarnation.
1 month, 1 week ago on 11 Doctor Who Instances When It Was Just… Blissful
So there's some chance my little TARDIS model is the real TARDIS... DOCTOR, GET OUT AND TAKE ME UP THERE TO SEE THE STARS! Mhm... it didn't work... Maybe he's already outside?
1 month, 1 week ago on Series 8 Filming: Smaller on the Outside
@ScottAtenhan @Planet of the Deaf I'm still convinced they should give visuals to the BF stories with 6, 7 and 8. They all had wonderful adventures in audio format, but many non-British like me find it difficult not just to purchase them, but also to understand every single thing the audio says. Visuals help a lot and I'm sure a BF animated series with McGann would be terrific!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on McGann Signed Petition for 8th Doctor Spin-off
@Harry007 The Classic Series worked with minimal budget and I'm fairly sure The Night of the Doctor didn't cost that much. Just have the Eighth Doctor fight his villains in real present-day locations with minimal budget and concentrate on quality. Take Nicholas Briggs and let him work on the series. There you have it!
@Master Michael Moon I would definitely say NO to any Paternoster Gang spin-off. I'd better have just the regular 12 or 13 episodes of Doctor Who per year than have the trio back in a full series. Much better a continuation of Torchwood or something similar with UNIT and Kate Steward as the leader. Still, I'd like the Eighth Doctor to return in some form.
@MrRazza "Someday, you could just walk past a spoiler" - "Never gonna happen"
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: Tunnel Vision
@Notsosmartguy the Superior Venom @Me and Stuff Do you want A MATE or TO MATE?
@Creepy_Ghoul @The Outer Space K9 It may even serve as a Female Doctor test. If it works, it may open the door to the change. But honestly, I want a male Doctor until he becomes ginger (and Merlin).
@Master Michael Moon It might as well be that the Doctor is trapped, we can't know for sure. Whatever the case, this episode sounds good and terrifying...
@Timhogan Honestly, I think the authors might have a slightly more complete knowledge of Series 8 than we do. They might know the scripts or even had the occasion to see some filmed material. It's impossible to write a good story with a Doctor you never saw and I can't imagine the authors being so unprepared.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on First 12th Doctor Novels Detailed
@TonySimmons There's nobody replacing Moffat. He's continuing his job because nobody wants his job. And honestly, I hope he stays for Series 9, sided by a co-showrunner who might replace him in the future. Changing showrunner abruptly under the same Doctor is difficult unless he previously wrote for the same incarnation.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Two-Part Finale for Series 8
@cyberbrayde @JamieJones723 I genuinely want a Halloween special rather than e Christmas special.
@Strontium I don't love two-parters. I prefer longer individual episodes are much better. Still, the finale should always be a two-parter or even a three-parter like Series 3 and, essentially, Series 4.
@Calebxy It's the exact opposite. The BBC is trying to suppress the show and Moffat is keeping it alive DESPITE the Beeb. Had the Moffat decided to retire with Smith, the Doctor would've probably died on Trenzalore.
Welcome on board!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Foxes Cast in Series 8
@TheBiPunishment Or c) they are revealed to be Dalek puppets and are obliterated one second later. And, I hope, in a very atrocious way...
@Planet of the Deaf @Notsosmartguy the Superior Venom @TheDreamer @Mikeyboss182 The Cyber Revenge. Good title, huh? I really hope they get a chance to vindicate their previous defeat!
@Seaborn W Deadman I agree and I say I'm frustrated by the position of The Space Museum. It was such an innovative episode, even futuristic in its approach to time travel... I can see it as the precursor of the New Series timey-wimey-ness. Well, considering how some people hate Moffat's timey-wimey stories just because they can't follow a story with more than 4 dimensions, that might explain that low ranking.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Top Stories & Doctors (According to DWM 2014)
@Rani Nose I think the Moff said that because the same kind of reasoning has resurfaced in the BBC when Matt's departure was announced to the Beeb. That's probably why he gave extra lives to the Doctor and stayed one more season.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Doctor Who Could Have Ended With Tennant
@Deus_Ex_Machina Fortunately, I didn't fall in this trap myself. When I started to watch the show, I had just watched The Satan's Pit and found it amazing. I got information on the show and discovered regeneration. I knew there was a new Doctor and many past Doctors. This way, I watched The Eleventh Hour, Rose and the 1996 movie. In other words, I grew used to regeneration and its potential, never growing too affectionate to one incarnation over the other.
@Notsosmartguy the Superior Venom @Planet of the Deaf Somebody mentioned on other occasions the possibility of a series where somebody (Chibnall? Gaiman? Briggs? Whoever?) sides Moffat as co-showrunner before the Moff leaves the show. If this happens one series before Capaldi leaves, that could make the transition continuous. My timescale is the following:
Series 8. Doctor: Capaldi. Showrunner: Moffat.
Series 9. Doctor: Capaldi. Showunners: Moffat + new showrunner.
Series 10. Doctor: Capaldi. Shorunner: new one with Moffat writing 2/3 eps.
Series 11. New Doctor + the new Showrunner from Series 9-10.
@sontaran17 DO NOT BLASPHEEEEME!
@The Finn @TARDISkey221B Don't think it changed their opinion, but it certainly changed the implications. The New Series was already a worldwide phenomenon by Series 5, but TDOTD made it immortal. How could the BBC dare to stop DW now? Who would be able to prevent the Whovian Rebel Alliance from destroying the BBC headquarters If they foresee this future, they already know a Who War is going to happen...
@cyberbrayde No matter how many times the Beeb tries to kill the Doctor. He's going to regenerate and he's still got lots of companions such as RTD and the Moff who wouldn't dare the show to stop once again. Anyway, this declaration shows once again why the Moff accelerated the Doctor's thirteenth incarnation: there was possibly some talking at the Beeb about the next Doctor being the last one and the Moff had him get 12 extra lives. God bless all of them!
@Antee991166 If Big Finish was converted to visuals (animated series?) I'd agree, but let's be honest: BF is too expensive and non-English speakers may find it difficult to understand the audio dramas. I find it difficult too, as an Italian, which doesn't mean I don't listen to them, just that it's very hard without visuals.
2 months ago on Campbell-Jones Wants McGann Spin-Off
@Galax A past Doctor in a spin-off isn't necessarily a bad thing if the past Doctor cammeos or takes part in a single adventure. It worked with Ten and Eleven saying hello to SJ, it might work if McGann appeared in a story from a Paternoster Gang prequel where, for example, Vastra and Jenny come from a point before Eleven called them to war. I mean, we don't know which Doctor met the couple and McGann might have been the one.
@whovian101 I think Planet of Fire is more likely and honestly, that's the kind of story I want.
2 months ago on Series 8 Filming: Spaceman
@Huknar @mcroftHonestly, I still believe the 1996 version is much better than the 2005 theme. I would like to see such a use of the middle eight and the foursome beat of drums that makes it so special return in some form. Still, the theme should be as fast as the 2005 version and have some electronic effects like the original, just to mix the things up. And DEFINITELY avoid thunders or explosions in the background.
2 months, 1 week ago on The Theme – Time for a Change?
NO. NO. NO. It's the oldest theme in the universe and it must stay "essentially" the same forever. This is an ultimate NO and, personally, I'd accept a female, black, gay or even alien-looking Doctor, but don't change the DW theme and the police box TARDIS. Those elements are far too iconic to be abolished.
@Ivegotkidneys All of the classic Doctors already had their eras at the time and the only Doctor who deserved to return was 8, which the Moff satisfyingly did with The Night of the Doctor which I consider the masterpiece of the 50th anniversary celebrations. I've grown so used to void criticisms about Moffat that I just decided in my heart to ignore them.
2 months, 1 week ago on Moffat: Day Was My Most Difficult Script Ever
@Liana21 1) Donna (2) Martha (3) Clara (4) Amy (5) Rose.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Comparing the Female Companions of Revived Who
@RobertLythgoe I don't hate her, honestly, but what made her unlikeable to me was Series 6. She became too important for the story arc and her very presence (often combined with River's) completely obscured the Doctor's character. Of course, since River only appeared in a limited number of episodes, she still managed to look likeable, while Amy resulted in an annoying character. In Series 7, AotD even got me hate her - how could she happen to show that hatred for Rory? In the later episodes she improved and it's only thanks to the positive memory of her Series 5 stories and of the Series 7 improvements that I forgive her and still list her above Rose, my least favourite New Who companion.
@twoheartsonemind The only things they've got in common is fighting Sontarans, being former companions of the Doctor and the fact that Mrs. Jones finally managed to marry a Mr. Smith. Still, the black-skin thing is blatantly racist even to me and. considering that I generally tend to ignore these things, it must mean that the statement was EXPLICITY racist.
@RobertLythgoe @AlessandroArsuffiI was speaking in very general terms, meaning that this website has shown how many fans didn't love it. Never managed to get tuned with Series 6, honestly, I don't know why.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Settling the Moffat vs. RTD Debate (Using AI Scores)