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Definitely either full companion option. I think beginning a companion mid-series is a bad choice as, as we've seen with Clara, character development will be severely lacking.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Clara, or a New Companion for Series 9?
Get RTD back on board!
4 weeks ago on Torchwood’s Catherine Tregenna Penning Series 9 Story
@Adric the Genius But also much less marketable.
1 month ago on Christmas Special: Santa is Real, Not Evil
Gomez 100% without a doubt.
1 month, 1 week ago on Face-Off: New Who Masters
Personally, I don't think a non-human 21st century companion would work. Since Who returned in 2005, the companion role has become the personification of the audience as they ask the question we want asked and provide a window to the Doctor. A Time Lord so volatile as Capaldi plus a non-human companion would be (excuse the pun) alienating.
1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat Mulls Future Companion Not Being Another Earth Girl
Phew, Missy is alive. However it looks like Osgood won't get any such luck :(
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who Extra: Death in Heaven
Personally I'm surprised Clara even survived that episode considering the rumours going round
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven
I want a spin off with Missy and Osgood travelling together in the Nethersphere
@thebluetooth @Handles Missy's death felt far too insignificant, the Doctor seemed completely unphased compared to his "death" in Last of the Time Lords
@Lord Styro the Drashig I couldn't hear them over fireworks, what were they?
@Admin short for Administrator! @madbuk But her teleporter was stolen by Clara?
@madbuk @Pipnant @SulaymanKhan Teleported away like Bad Wolf?
We were so close to finding Gallifrey.... X_X
@SulaymanKhan Is Clara returning? Is Missy really dead? Is Osgood really dead?
@madbuk Let's hope...
@The Mistress has landed and she is glorious Mine was when she was singing 'Hey Missy you're so fine'. Michelle Gomez is my favourite Master ever!!
@YesMaster And Michelle Gomez was so good...
My theory: at the end of the episode, The Doctor and The Master swap bodies (hence Missy's sudden awakening in the TV trailer), Michelle Gomez becomes awesome new female doctor and Peter Capaldi becomes awesome new moody Master. Like? :D
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water
As to the he/she argument, I think we should call the Time Lord/Lady by their current or last known gender when speaking generally but if talking about a specific incarnation's actions, then use the appropriate pronoun to that incarnation. For example at the moment, we could call The Master/Mistress she in general, but if talking about Roger Delado's Master's actions, they would be HIS actions.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on A Study of Regeneration: Lord or Lady?
I'm worried about Dr. Skarosa. Notice anything? SKAROsa!! I'm hoping for a surprise Dalek presence in Death in Heaven!
Is anyone else having the problem where they can't see the result breakdown? Been going on for a few weeks now...?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Your Verdict on Forest & Episode Ranking
Is Missy a fragment of Clara? Is Clara a fragment of Missy? DID CLARA EVEN EXIST?!?!?!
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Next Time: Dark Water
OK so it looks like Clara dies early on in this episode as you can see her coming out of an RIP box when she's facing the cybermen. Also, The Doctor is alone for all of the UNIT bit so looks like goodbye Clara! :S
I have to admit, I had really low hopes for this episode, but I was blown away by it! Behind Listen, it's the best story of the series. Beautiful to watch and a great, original story to follow. And doesn't Dark Water look amazing?!?!
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss In the Forest of the Night
I really don't get this whole Clara Who thing. Clara has not been more heavily featured than any other companions, the only time she was overused was in the half Doctor-lite episode Flatline. At EVERY other episode she was used just as much as a companion should be. For half of Mummy, she wasn't even there?! What's everyone's problem? NuWho is more about the companion's journey anyway so I really don't understand this whole thing.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Poll: Is Clara Overshadowing the Doctor?
I'm hoping to avoid another Maitland-esque child actor disaster
1 month, 4 weeks ago on In the Forest of the Night Clip
Looks pretty spooky! Maybe swap it with Dark Water to coincide with Halloween! (kidding...)
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Next Time: Mummy on the Orient Express
For me it was a bit overhyped, definitely undeserving of DWTV's 10/10. I gave it an 8 which is still an amazing score for me. My best bits: the spiders (so gross, best creature-monster in a while!), the dilemma and Courtney and Clara's relationship. Worst bits: the scene on the beach (HOW COULD IT LAY A NEW MOON IT WAS ONLY JUST BORN), Lundvik (badly acted, IMO) and the weird bit where the Doctor left. However, Series 8 is still incredible for me. It's the best series of NuWho so far without a doubt.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon
For me it's The Unicorn and the Wasp. I absolutely loved The Caretaker (which I was actually surprised about as I thought I was going to hate it) but TUatW is one of my all time favourites. A classic Whodunnit which has one of the best scripts of NuWho. The Ten/Donna relationship in this episode is side-splitting.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Face-Off: Gareth Roberts’ Episodes
The toughest poll yet! As much as I adored listen I think it just falls slightly short of Blink as it did re-hash the invisible monster type idea (although, in it's defence, it did put a unique spin on it) and the wibbly-wobbly-times-wimey plotline to Blink was just incredible and the Weeping Angels were a stroke of genius. For me, Listen is a very close second to best NuWho episode yet.
3 months ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen
Ooh this looks like a fun one!
3 months ago on Time Heist Clips & Introduction
I reckon it's gonna be a Sophie's Choice style moment involving Courtney. Maybe Clara has to decide? This series is seriously turning out to be the best ever ever.
3 months ago on DWM: Things will never be the same again after Kill the Moon
I'm definitely picking this up!
3 months, 1 week ago on DWM #478: Dark Side of the Moon
I can't tell you how much I want a Captain John Hart return
3 months, 1 week ago on Next Time: Time Heist
Absolutely loved Listen. One of the best episodes of NuWho EVER! Moffat perfectly combined plot, symbolism, character studies and scares to create an awesome episode. Masterpiece!
3 months, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
Very interesting theory, and seems quite valid too...
3 months, 2 weeks ago on The Series 8 Arc: A Match Made In Heaven?
@Favonian Squall @Rusty the Dalek So some sort of Valeyard-esque character?
4 months ago on Introducing Missy the “Gatekeeper”: Who is She?
@AztecsDaleksAndCavemen @TheIdleIdol Are you saying that Doctor Who ISN'T crazy? It's easily one of the maddest shows in pop culture right now.
I really didn't like Matt's cameo. Don't get me wrong, I adore the 11th Doctor, infact he is one of my favourites, but it felt like a bit of a cop out on Moffat's part. This was CAPALDI'S episode and having Matt in it not only undermined Peter, but also blurred the lines of the clean break between eras (I know Jenna is part of both, but she almost feels like a different companion this time). Imo, the whole episode focused far too much on Matt Smith and I often felt like Peter Capaldi was being antagonized by the plot.
4 months ago on Moffat on THAT Deep Breath Cameo
Biggest question - WHO WAS THE WOMAN AT THE END?! I'm calling a regenerated River, just saying. (YOU CAN'T TAKE AWAY MY DREAMS)
4 months ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
Listen sounds terrifying.
4 months ago on Details on Series 8’s First Four Episodes
This is as close as we can get to Confidential so I CANNOT WAIT!!
4 months ago on “Doctor Who Extra” Announced
SUCH GOOD NAMES THIS YEAR!
4 months ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed
Could Karen Gillan in TFoP just be a distant ancestor of Amy Pond? That's similar to how they worked it with Freema in AoG, they said they were cousins.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Capaldi’s Familiar Face Addressed in a Low-key Way
The Moff's not doing himself any favours is he? Why is he bringing this back up again? It just aggravates me that he's seemingly constantly picking into the Whovian culture. If we want to call them that, we will! And IMO, each Doctor is a different character anyway. Sure it's the same person, but they have different personalities, appearances, emotions etc etc. Just lay off it Moffat!
5 months ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
Does anyone else think the airlock screengrab looks a bit like the Byzantium from ToA/FaS? Just sayin'.
5 months ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown
It's strange that no episode titles have been released (or even rumoured) yet. Usually we have them by this point, no?
6 months ago on Series 8: The Almost Complete Line-Up
Nope. It's the Star. Don't believe a word of it, I'm afraid.
6 months, 1 week ago on Series 8: Master Finale Rumours
I think that the best arcs are the subtler ones. Examples include the mentions of 'Bad Wolf' and also the bees plotline, but also Moffat's addition of Kovarian appearing everywhere. These little things that eventually lead up to something IN THE NEAR FUTURE (hint hint, Moffat) so we can actually remember them and go "Ohh! That's clever..."
6 months, 1 week ago on Comparing the Different Arcs of the Revival
Myself, I've given up with Eleven's whole timeline. Moffat has made the age old mistake of tangling the storylines, which can be super effective for short times, like say one series, but over the course of 3 or 4 years, details are forgotten and everything gets too confusing. For me, Moffat is much better at good episodes than overall arcs. I'm just going with the flow and hoping it becomes clear later on.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Trenzalore – What happened next?