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Will there be an "Others" poll as well? I'm asking because of Alex Macqueen's brilliant version of the Master

2 days, 10 hours ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)

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@TheElusiveWhovian That is true, but it also means that there isn't much to go on in comparison to Delgado - I didn't really like Beevers that much in Keeper of Traken anyway, but his audio work is where he really shines.

2 days, 11 hours ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)

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@MrRazza, Lord Tony of Blackburn @Deceiving Whovians & Torturing them Vigorously I don't mind him either - he is the weakest version of the Master, but I don't really think he's so bad

2 days, 12 hours ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)

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Delgado or Beevers - then again, Beevers only really because of his audio work - if we only count the TV performances - Delgado

2 days, 12 hours ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)

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@mczolly @Gustaff @YaelMoise Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without it. It just wouldn't be Christmas

1 week ago on The Eighth Doctor: Five Favourites

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@Benvenfold It's definitely worth checking out, even if you don't have any nostalgia for the old show - I started with 9 as well, checked out the classics, and then got into Big Finish 2 years ago - it is truly amazing, and, to me, surpasses the TV show itself.


The first 50 stories of the main range are only 2,99€ (don't know about other currencies), and subscriptions can make you save a lot of money as well. My first audio was The Apocalypse Element - a 6th Doctor story that features the Daleks invading Gallifrey and Romana as President - it's actually a kind-of precursor to the Time War.

Out of the first 50, I'd recommend these 4 (one per Doctor 5-8):

Doctor #5: Spare Parts - the origin story of the Cybermen, showing Mondas' civilization shortly before it is destroyed; (Companion: Nyssa)


Doctor #6: (Aside from the mentioned Apocalypse Element) Davros - In a Davros story without Daleks, the Doctor and Davros have to team up while we also get a glimpse into the insane scientist's mind (no companion)

Doctor #7: Master - a dark story about the Doctor's and Master's childhood, and the Doctor trying to gain back his old friend - I think this story was partly the inspiration for Professor Yana, as here also the Master (played brilliantly by Geoffrey Beevers) is a nice, helpful human version of himself at first. (also no companion)

Doctor #8: Chimes of Midnight - see article; one of both the funniest and darkest stories of Big Finish I think, it is a great murder mystery with a massive timey-wimey twist to it. (Companion: Big Finish's Charley Pollard, an Edwardian aristocratic girl that ran away from home to become an adventurer; The Doctor saved her life upon their first meeting which results in a paradox and damage to the Web of Time - fixed points and all)

These are just a few out of the massive number of stories to choose from, and these were only taken from the Main Range's first 50, ignoring stuff like the 4th and 8th Doctor's own ranges






1 week, 1 day ago on The Eighth Doctor: Five Favourites

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@AlisonHayesBurke That boy came out of the Nethersphere (Gallifreyan Matrix), not his original body

1 week, 6 days ago on Moffat on Finale Death, Master Future

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@The Gray Box It's a combination betweeen the Great Intelligence's data bank and the Libary - Moffat has been doing a lot of reworking of earlier ideas these past 2 series, for better and for worse

2 weeks ago on Death in Heaven – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)

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@JoshThomas But his body is dead - only his mind still exists inside the Netherspere, which has to be destroyed to stop the Master's plans

2 weeks ago on Death in Heaven – Hints & Teasers (Set #2)

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@Malohkeh @The Lazy Cat Needs Her Inhaler Didn't we already have that with Series 7, Power of Three in particular?

2 weeks ago on Death in Heaven – Hints & Teasers (Set #2)

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Bit early to make this poll, isn't it? Death in Heaven isn't even out yet. Anyway, concerning the topic on Master reveal, Utopia for sure - The build-up from the moment you see Yana's watch to the actual line "I ... am... The Master" is just amazing, and Jacobi delivers it masterfully (Sorry, I had to)

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Face-Off: Utopia vs Dark Water

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@Harry007 @SophieMorin It has nothing to do with "political correctness" (which for some reasons I've never been able to understand, has become some form of bad word on the internet), just basic logic - regeneration rewrites someone's biology, so a change of sex is logically a possibility.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change

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@conallmc2013 @Avor What is illogical about it? Regeneration has been described and portrayed as overriding one's entire biology, therefore a change of gender is a perfectly logical scenario

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change

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@Avor @M.I.S.I., "Helping you, to help me, to help you" But there wasn't a list for the Doctor (at least to our knowledge) - Capaldi was the only person they asked. I agree with M.I.S.I that it was properly Karabraxos, or maybe a more minor role, like Coathill Headmaster

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change

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@Gallifreygreg "should NOT be allowed to have 'fun'" - I really miss the editing option; so many typos ...

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change

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@The 4th Doctor @Avor What is silly about it?

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change

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@Avor Regeneration has never been stated to not be able to change gender, no (at least to my knowledge - I have not seen every single story in Doctor Who's history, but have seen many of them, including all regeneration stories)

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change

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@The Living Angel is Regenerating  @Avor When did the Corsair get mentioned by the 4th Doctor? I'd have expected some form of fangasm during The Doctor's Wife's release if that had been the case

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change

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@Gallifreygreg I said one or two because Pratt, Beevers and Ainley (and Roberts) all played the same incarnation, but it is unclear whether they are also the same as Delgado.


Furthermore, I said Simm wore a mask of charm until "he had succeeded in his plan [...]", which was in reference to his Harold Saxon persona - once he had won in Last of the Time Lords and ruled the Earth, he enjoyed himself, including dancing around to his favorite songs, taunting his prisoners with him killing them on a whim. Why should he be allowed to have some fun? This adds also to the implied sexual violence towards his wife.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change

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@M-M-G They didn't possess any form of sexuality for 33 years - yet, the majority of the public doesn't seem to have a problem with the Doctor kissing Rose. Regeneration allowing for a change of gender has been on the table for a very long time as well, pre-dating even the sexuality topic. It is also strange to think that such a process as regeneration, which overrides DNA to an extensive degree, would not be able to change something comparatively simple as sex. It has been established that it can change the biology to far more radical extends than that

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change

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@Gallifreygreg John Simm was very much the Master, just a different incarnation - the classic series only had one incarnation (possibly two), but that does not mean that every Master should act like Delgado's version - The Doctor's, Romana's and Borusa's incarnations differ to varying extends, why not the Master's? 
Furthermore, Simm did play the master as a "ruthless, cunning, cold blooded, ambitious killer behind a mask of charm" in Sound of Drums - only once he had succeeded in his plan or was pushed to the limits of his own psyche did the mask fall and the madman came out. Simm's incarnation wore the psychopath closer to the surface than Delgado - that's all.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change

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@SonicTheHedgehogRules @TheElusiveWhovian The Master did ask whether or not the Doctor was asking him out on a date :P 

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change

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@ErikSetzer @TaylorBoone Why would Day of the Doctor erase the timelock on the War?

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change

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@M-M-G I think we should drop the concept of hetero- and homo-sexualtiy completely when dealing with a species that does not possess sex nor gender as a constant

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change

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@Gustaff @Beasts_a_Snarling is Really..... THE MASTER ! When did he go on record saying that women are the weaker sex? All I can think of is his "killed by an insect, a girl" line from Utopia and his insistance in taking over a young man's body in the early 20th century - the former is to me more of a devalueing of her personality, not her gender (just a small girl), and the later he himself explains as having been more about calculating in the prejudices of human society, as he also doesn't want the body of a child or an old man

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change

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@Beasts_a_Snarling is Really..... THE MASTER ! Was it that different from most of the other reveals of the Master? How many episodes have already ended with bearded character #3 takes of a mask and - surprise! - it's the Master

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change

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@TheAbsofBoe would like a red TARDIS @Greempa He is trying to convince her its him only up to the point that Clara says she is going to join him once he proves it. After unsucessfully trying to talk her out of it, he actively pushes her away to prevent her suicide. Also, about his initial attempts not being successful - he is in high distress; he just died, saw the boy he killed, and then gets suddenly contacted by his still living girlfriend

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Death in Heaven TV Trailer

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@TheAbsofBoe would like a red TARDIS Missy is properly entering the Matrix at various points to check up on developments - The Master has done that before. We don't know who or what Seb is, but since we have only seen him inside the Matrix at the moment, I presume he is actually just a programmed Avatar created to interact with the uploaded minds. Eventhough he was seemingly talking to people "in the office", we never actually see anyone but him

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Death in Heaven TV Trailer

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@TheAbsofBoe would like a red TARDIS Even further - the Five Doctors was the first time a breaking of the regeneration limit via Time Lord granting a new cycle was mentioned

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Death in Heaven TV Trailer

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@bringmeknitting @Americanwhovian @Amy is uniting the Earth Kingdom! There is absolutely nothing to indicate that - sure it is a possiblity, but very remote with no evidence to support, except for people shouting that that would be unpredictable - which is appearantly the only thing that matters anymore :/

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Death in Heaven TV Trailer

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@Ottoman14 Cybermen were originally mondasians, not only humans - and they converted non-humans before. Time Lords were a challenge, but we don't know from what point in time the Cybermen the Mistress is using come from - they are the Cyberiad model, so we can assume that they are capable of upgrading Time Lords


2 weeks, 4 days ago on Death in Heaven TV Trailer

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@Mercy Reborn2 That's what he told Danny, but then Missy revealed that the minds aren't actually living on after death, but instead were uploaded into a Gallifreyan Matrix - so the thing about the deceased remaining conscious was a lie

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Death in Heaven TV Trailer

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@DrainOfMorbius He did; well, he felt two hearts - that's why he was so shocked. However he was also thinking that she is an android



2 weeks, 4 days ago on Death in Heaven TV Trailer

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@Gallifreygreg Well, Human Nature couldn't have happened (since it contradicts the TV show, which is the highest authority concerning canon to my mind), but most of the Virgin Adventures still work. It is personal preference though, as there is no single person in charge of all of Doctor Who

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal

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@LaraHarris @Sharaz_Jek @JL41R @RichardPotter Of course there are still contradictions amongst different media, but DW does not have an official canon - everything can be reinterpreted, ignored or incorporated. When RTD created the Time War, he specifically said it was a different event from the Eighth Doctor Adventures, but also used Big Finish stories as the prelude to the War. My personal system to approaching Doctor Who canon is "Everything is canon, unless it contradicts something of higher importance (The order being TV show>Big Finish>Novels)", but that is purely personal preference. Certain elements of the Novels for example can be found in Big Finish, such as the references to Compassion in the 8th Doctor's stories

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal

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@LaraHarris @JL41R @RichardPotter RTD and Moffat both consider at least Big Finish canon (and several novels as well most likely), and that does include Romana as Lord President.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal

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@The Living Angel is Regenerating Clara didn't remember what "the woman in the shop" looked like previously anyway, so we'll have to see

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal

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@Basically Just The Exploding Missy @Ivegotkidneys spoiler everybody dies Tremas is a bad example as it wasn't the Master, but an actual person that was going to be possessed by the Master later on - so it is more of a case of forshadowing than a twist or reveal

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Dark Water Review

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@DoogieDanger But isn't the "sleep patches" actually inducing a dream state a Deus ex Machina though because it is previously unknown information resolving the situation? The wiki page lists the "Rose-is-Agnes-sister" reveal from Oliver Twist, so doesn't this fall in the same category?

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Dark Water Review

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@Avor @Sharaz_Jek Well, if she has a Tardis - the behind the scenes footage shows that the crew were transporting a red London telephone box onto the road, so that might be her new Tardis. The question however is not how, but why - why go to Victorian London to pick up the Half-face man, spread rumors of  to the distant future to pick up soldier girl (I forgot her name), etc.? The policeman in The Caretaker is the only one that makes sense since he is in modern day, where the 3W is based - it all depends what next week brings (this is why I don't really like rating first parts much - there are too many unanswered question that you don't know if they are important or not, making it hard to give a proper assessment)

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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I'm unsure - while I do think Michelle Gomez can be a great Master/Mistress and liked her sadistical interaction with Dr Chang, but I'm not so sure about the romantic interaction the Doctor - I just can't see any of the previous incarnations doing that with the Doctor (then again, "regeneration - it's a lottery") I do require an explanation for the return into the universe (with gallifreyan technology no less) and the new regeneration cycle though - it wasn't explained in Utopia either, but luckily Big Finish filled the gap, but this time it has only been 5 years since we last saw the Master.



2 weeks, 6 days ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal

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I'll have to wait for next week to give a real opinion, but for now I have one question: How did the Master/Mistress and the Cybermen get the soldier from Into the Dalek? Her body was miniturized and disintigrated in a split second. I suppose we'll have to find out what the Master has actually planed and done. Additional question: Is Dr. SKAROsa of importance? Seems to be to strange of a name to be unintentional. Are we looking at a Master-Cybermen-Dalek/Davros team-up?

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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@SonicTheHedgehogRules @Sharaz_Jek @ClaireAbraham @Bored of Clara Who Well, that is more a question of personal preference - Moffat has stated before that he didn't like the Rani, and she wouldn't have been able to fulfill the role the GI played in The Snowmen, TBoSJ, or TNoTD

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal

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@PaddyB Wouldn't that need to be the Raja?

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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@Oliver J. "cool" I want at least some form of explanation - anything is better than the Ainley Master's frequent unexplained escapes from certain death situations

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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@Loving Series 8 @ElyotWren @You know who I am To quote an earlier incarnation of the Master: "There is nothing more delightful than taking the life of an innocent"

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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@You know who I am Seb is in the Nethersphere, so I actually think that he is nothing but a program avatar

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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@SonicTheHedgehogRules @ClaireAbraham @Bored of Clara Who When Moffat brought back the Great Intelligence, the classic encounters weren't mentioned - fans would realize that we are dealing with an returning character, but to people unfamiliar with the show's history, it looks just like any other new villian. However, in this case (as with the return of other household names such as the Daleks or Cybermen) the show openly acknowledges the previous history, because it has become such integral knowledge within the majority of the audience - but even then, they were extensively explained anyway, just to make sure new viewers get it

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal

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@attempted fan 1997 @Gallifreyfalls1 We weren't really supposed to guess it - however, that she was a somehow split into several parts scattered through time ala City of Death had been guessed by a few people, myself included - it was far more about the Doctor's own fascination with the mistery than the mistery itself. 

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Dark Water Clip

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