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@Deus_Ex_Machina In reference to the motion 11 makes prior to releasing regen energy.
1 year ago on DWM #472: Paul McGann
@The Finn Not unexpected though....
1 year ago on Weird and Wonderful
@Adric the Genius Populated, from all appearances, by humans. Sigh.....
1 year ago on Series 8: Keeley Hawes cast as Ms Delphox
So, remind me..... When was he actually confirmed as a companion?
1 year ago on Danny Pink – Master of Disguise?
It revealed nothing that we hadn't been aware of since 2005 in terms of his onvolvement in the Time War, and it's something he wasn't exactly shy about revealing. He renounced his name, and as a secret it lacks any real magnitude. The fact of the matter remains: the Doctor fought and "ended" the Time War. He hd a different face. So what? If he were actively aggressive and ruthless, then the scret would have been intriguing.
1 year ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Name of the Doctor
So the Doctor's greatest secret is......that he had a face that was previously unknown to viewers, but performed acts already mentioned in NuWho? Still the Doctor "ending" the Time War.
Given that it's Moffat, the press release doesn't specifically regard Danny as a companion outright, and Moffat suggesting a gradual unfolding of his role during the series, Mr. Pink will probably become a plot twist in his own right. A veiled character gaining employment at Coal Hill and befriending Clara merely to gain access to both the Doctor and the Tardis. …….or he'll be just another boring old human companion.
1 year, 1 month ago on A Study of Pink: Speculation on Danny
@TheBritishCupOfTea @Huknar @SonicTheHedgehogRules As much as I agree that there's a level of ego involved, frontloading the show with Classic Who references would be overkill. I believe that Moffat is limited as a writer, repetitive in his use of theme and situation, but he still must maintain a balancing act to sustain audiences both new and old. Doctor Who is now mainstream, and as such will probably not be too excessively mired in minutiae. Such is the way of the world.
1 year, 1 month ago on Twelve is Equal to Six?
@SonicTheHedgehogRules I wouldn't exactly endorse the "boastful" angle. That's exactly what was revealed to be the Doctor's greatest enemy in "A Good Man Goes to War". Since then, he attempted to wipe his existence from universal memory in the hope of preventing future retaliation against him or his companions.
@Amy the Consulting Commentator There's appearance enough every series to support the claim, yes.
1 year, 1 month ago on Daleks Series 8 Rumours
@Jardi101 Daleks and Cybermen have been transformed merely into catchphrase spouters. There was a time when they would actually engage in multi-syllabic conversations, plotting their next move.
Also, is it in fact true that contractually the Daleks must appear in some capacity in every series to satisfy the Terry Nation estate?
Not too surprised. All NuWho doctors have encountered the Daleks in their first seasons respectively. It's a rite of passage, and reflective of the extent of a new Doctor's rage in relation to them. As long as they don't emerge as the primary threat for series 8, then I take no issue with their involvement. Who knows, perhaps it'll actually be a story worthy of the Daleks.
@DasManiac @Moxx "She is beyond even our help."
1 year, 1 month ago on Interview: Emma Campbell-Jones on The Night of the Doctor
Well, I would have preferred 8 be the "War Doctor" purely for the fact that it would compensate for 8's lack of a televisual presence. Placing him at the center of a central event in the Doctor's life grants him the significance/magnitude of adventure that he so rightly deserved. I'm aware that his Doctor was granted an expanded life due to Big Finish (which I enjoy immensely, having listened to most of 8's), but it doesn't supplant the validity televised stories provide Doctors with.
1 year, 1 month ago on What if… the 8th Doctor was the War Doctor?
@The Oncoming Storm That figure was meant to be Prisoner Zero, no? According to an audio commentary for The Eleventh Hour, it's actually Matt Smith that runs across between takes. The production team enjoyed the image, so they decided to use it thereafter.
1 year, 1 month ago on A forecast on Capaldi’s Doctor: The Frustrated Optimist
As for Capaldi's Doctor, I personally don't envision him as being overtly excitable. Perhaps quick to anger and more vindictive at more contained moments, breaking a more subdued nature that he may possess the majority of the time. His first appearance in TTOTD isn't an overall indication of his personality in that it's the Doctor in his post-regenerative state, which is to say that he's discombobulated.
On the point of rectifying the final event of the Time War, namely the activation of the Moment, the Doctor hasn't changed his past. It confirms that he was in fact part of his past, on this very day, and that this is what ACTUALLY happened to Gallifrey. Doctors 9 on believed themselves to be the destroyer of Gallifrey purely for the reason that the War Doctor would have no recollection of the events as they truly transpired. Pedantry rant over.
@Meh Meh Meh Meh Meh Hmm.....there's talk of someone named River that comes to mind. Oh, and, wait, yes, before I forget, Amy was taken along due to the cracks in her wall imbuing her with special abilities.
1 year, 1 month ago on Steven Moffat on his Doctor Who Future
There's seemingly going to be a tonal shift with the introduction of Capaldi. As much as I love Matt Smith, him being my favorite NuWho Doctor, his performance did obviously affect the writing. He's superficially mercurial and childish, and that influenced the development of scripts. By all accounts, Capaldi will approach the role with a greater degree of maturity, a degree of maturity that might actually affect Moffat for the better. So, for now, I'm intrigued to see what potential effect Capaldi's inclusion will have.
@Baker Street @the_ponds_forever You seem to have missed the part of the interview where Ben Wheatley claimed to have held the sonic screwdriver....
1 year, 1 month ago on Series 8 Will Be Darker, More like Classic Who