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Surprised at the tepid response to this, I loved it! A very self-deprecating look at the show's history, ideal for the kids and hardcore fans alike. (And for once, it makes sense to include John Hurt between Eight and Nine - don't get any ideas, DWM et al!) I especially love the intro to the Fifth Doctor, and Strax "corpsing" is great. The perfect build-up to a new Doctor episode IMO. 

1 day, 21 hours ago on Watch the Deep Breath Cinema “Prequel”

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@stargazer0118 @G_Unitt  Evolving? No, sorry. David's Doctor was the master of the ping-back. Even at the start of The End of Time, he pretty much reverted to type following his Time Lord Victorious explosion.

1 week, 4 days ago on New Who: Doctor Debut Episodes

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Interesting that Danny's in episode 2, wonder how much of a part he'll play there? Also surprised but intrigued that "Kill the Moon" and "Mummy on the Orient Express" are genuine titles. And encouraged that Steven's keeping a firm hand on so many episodes - I do think that may have been the crux of series 7B's issues.

1 week, 4 days ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed

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Although I don't believe this report has any grounding in truth. We know how the BBC do these things, and it's to pre-empt any genuine leaks by bringing their own announcement forward. If she does leave at Christmas, The Mirror don't know about it yet.

1 week, 4 days ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?

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@SonicTheHedgehogRules  Steven is REALLY good at the Cybermen, it's obvious from the glimpses we've had of them in his stories so far. I have high hopes for this more in-depth appearance from them.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Talalay Talks “Action-Packed, Emotional” Series 8 Finale

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Confesss

2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Future of Clara Oswald

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Spontaneous combustion is a FANTASTIC idea for a Victorian-set Doctor Who episode, truly brilliant. Hope there's a great explanation for that. 

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Deep Breath Synopsis

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@Whovian1500  My guess: all except Doctor Who Live will be on the series 8 set.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Deep Breath Standalone DVD & Blu-Ray

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Of course he is, the Christmas special is written so they'll know the score for series 9. The first question mark for Peter will come regarding series 10 or not, and it remains to be seen whether it will be Steven or someone else signing him up for that one.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Capaldi Signed Up For Doctor Who Series 9?

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You know what? I'd love to see the Master back, but if Steven's not feeling it and doesn't have any ideas for the character, then I'd rather he left it. Then the next showrunner, or even the one after that, can give him the nod and do justice to the character. Don't just do it for the sake of it.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Moffat on Why the Master Won’t Be Back

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@Alex HN @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @Stradiwhovius  There is no legal obligation to use the Daleks every year, it's a complete myth.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Moffat on Why the Master Won’t Be Back

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@ Notsosmartguy  As series 2 marked such a creative crash for the series, I'm glad it didn't serve as the final half of Nine's tenure. Much rather a Doctor starts slow and comes into his own thereafter if it's a choice between the two.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on The Curious Case of the 9th Doctor

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Not again!

3 weeks, 1 day ago on The Curious Case of the 9th Doctor

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@Amy is Hannibal  Can we PLEASE all learn what "canon" actually means. Thanks.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Moffat: Big Plans For Future Online Episodes

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Ok, I take it back: Paternoster gang online series NOW. 

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Moffat: Big Plans For Future Online Episodes

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@AztecsDaleksAndCavemen @MaraBackman @awkward912  Damnit, I knew there'd be one somewhere if I wrote that.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Moffat on Series 8′s Smaller Story Arc

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Sounds good. Two things I want from the big picture this year: 1. A linear arc; not a mystery, or a strange phrase, or a prophecy from the future, just the Doctor and crew developing clearly as characters, culminating in the finale. 2. Season 1-3 style hooks into the next episode; think The Poison Sky, The Beast Below or even The Crimson Horror - stories where the last scene takes us right into the next adventure, even though they're unconnected otherwise. Let's bring back the cliffhanger.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Moffat on Series 8′s Smaller Story Arc

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@MaraBackman  Australia perhaps? Who has taken off there, and I don't think the Doc's every been there before? #teganreference

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Moffat on Series 8′s Smaller Story Arc

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@SonicTheHedgehogRules  Er, The Crusade isn't complete... (And since when has Mission to the Unknown been animated?!)

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Weird and Wonderful

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@microbat98  Hey microbat, here's the thing: People online, especially on certain sites, have a real rod up their backs about the licence fee. Thinking that it's an outmoded source of revenue for the BBC in the days of on-demand viewing, which is a legitimate view, they unfortunately extrapolate that view into thinking the BBC should not do anything in the way of marketing without their express permission. "I paid for a pixel of that Peaky Blinders poster, what a waste of my licence fee", "Why show so much sport when I don't like sport?", "That's a really flash advert for Doctor Who WHICH I PAID FOR" etc. etc. That's ridiculous. Fact is the BBC will make a profit from Deep Breath in cinemas, or they wouldn't be doing it. So it's related to the licence fee in no more than the most tangential of ways.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Does Deep Breath Really Deserve a Theatrical Release?

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@The Finn @Antee991166 @SonicTheHedgehogRules  They have been optioning episodes with 1 or 2 missing episodes for animation, and have gone through them now with the exception of The Underwater Menace (presumably in process, as the recovered episode hasn't been released elsewhere) and, for reasons unclear, The Crusade. Though in fairness, The Crusade is pretty dry tbh - pretty much nothing happens in the first two episodes, and the 2nd part is almost entirely dialogue so wouldn't really gain much from an animation.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Weird and Wonderful

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All I can say is I never seriously considered seeing Day of the Doctor in the cinema, due to 3D and a certainty that I'd get annoyed be people overreacting to jokes/surprises/David Tennant. But I am seeing Deep Breath in the cinema, for the experience in a slightly more low-key environment and the extra features. I'm hoping this will set a precedent for doing so on a semi-regular basis, thus also ensuring longer/double-length episodes every so often. It's academic to say "why weren't 1996/Rose/Eleventh Hour special enough for this"; they were, but the brand wasn't strong enough at that time. Now it is, so let's take advantage.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Does Deep Breath Really Deserve a Theatrical Release?

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@Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd   She doesn't live near Rose, they just used the same location. But I like the notion of the "control freak losing control" for series 8, it's sort of like the Ponds in negative - refusing to make that choice they were confronted with in Power of Three.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Popular / Unpopular Opinion: Clara Oswald

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@ Notsosmartguy is superior again!!!!!!!!! @awkward912  From the Doctor's point of view, I mean. Because he made himself her protector. Just see when he finds her unconscious in The Bells of Saint John - a very underrated moment for Matt's Doctor. For Clara, it was an element of attraction but certainly not love. In Whoniverse terms, kinda like Jack and Gwen - the "never going to happen" category.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Popular / Unpopular Opinion: Clara Oswald

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Clara/Eleven is far more a paternalistic relationship than romantic, though there are elements of both. Obviously the casual detractors fail to notice that. Interestingly, that looks like it's going too despite the Doctor looking older now. 

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Popular / Unpopular Opinion: Clara Oswald

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@thribs1  Clara was both. Victorian Clara, as far as she and the Doctor were concerned, was just an ordinary girl who wanted adventures.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Popular / Unpopular Opinion: Clara Oswald

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@thribs1 @awkward912  Well yes, but it would also have meant the end of Doctor Who. I'll take that chance.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Popular / Unpopular Opinion: Clara Oswald

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The ONLY thing Clara did in Time of the Doctor was get the Doctor twelve more lives and completely save the day! Useless! Hold on, what?

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Popular / Unpopular Opinion: Clara Oswald

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Have I failed to notice double sarcasm, or are people genuinely taking it seriously that Moffat's going to tackle Karen Gillan's two characters? *MOFFAT IS JOKING KLAXON* 

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Capaldi’s Familiar Face Addressed in a Low-key Way

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@Regenerated Catterson @awkward912 @TardisBoy  I know that, I've had an article not be published - fair enough, it was stupidly niche and turned into a convoluted mess - but, you know, wrong form of "wandering"?

3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Future of Multi-Doctor Stories

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@DasManiac  Agreed. I would have no problem with Eleven appearing in that way fairly soon, potentially when Steven steps down...?

3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Future of Multi-Doctor Stories

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@TardisBoy  I stand by that, I'm afraid. DWTV should at least be prepared to make minor fixes, or send articles back to users with suggestions if they need a bit of work to get up to scratch. The latter would be applicable here.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Future of Multi-Doctor Stories

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@TardisBoy  I feel I was constructive. This article doesn't really do what it sets out to, which is a shame, and what is there is based on assertions that aren't backed up (multi-Doctor stories only happen on anniversaries, Doctors don't appear with companions). It needs structure and a bit more thought, and a final read-through to iron out the mistakes, that's all.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Future of Multi-Doctor Stories

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@The Outer Space K9  Appreciating his efforts is fine, and I do, but I would rather Tom saw the flaws in this article and came back with something more substantial. I like this site, and want to see its articles of the best quality.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Future of Multi-Doctor Stories

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I'm sorry, but DWTV really need to screen the quality of feature articles more. This is barely coherent. One basic notion regarding the Eleventh Doctor and his future in multi-Doctor stories, and then some inconsequential rambling until the cut-off. What about the storylines that could bring the Doctors together? The timing of when to approach it again in the real world? Why you think companions shouldn't be used? And why no recognition of The Two Doctors? I don't wish to be harsh, Tom if you're reading don't be put off from writing more articles, but to quote the Tenth Doctor this could've done SO MUCH MORE!

3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Future of Multi-Doctor Stories

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Let's have a nicer conversation about the Cybermen. What I would like to see appropriated from the early days, as well as the rather melancholy facial expression they've got now, is the voice. They've gone into a rarely-speaking-no-conversation role now (correctmeifimwrongbecauseitsbeenawhile kind of like The Invasion?), which has impact in its own way, but I'd like a leader or even other caste taking on the creepy dialogue style from Tenth Planet/Tomb days with some distinctive voice effects - they need to identify themselves a bit more, without just using the Doctor as a mouthpiece, to make this new brand stand out from the crowd.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Capaldi & Moffat on Axons, Cybermen and the Master

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There's this thing call JOKING, you know. If Capaldi and Moffat did have disagreements about the show they wouldn't get anywhere near a press interview, they're both far too professional for that.


As for the Cybermen, an acknowledgement that they came from Earth's twin planet would be just that, making no other difference to their portrayal. It simply doesn't matter. (Also, can we all stop saying "Cybusmen" immediately.)

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Capaldi & Moffat on Axons, Cybermen and the Master

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Can't get onto Vue ticket booking, anyone else in the same boat?

4 weeks ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally

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@supermoff  @GoodYear92  Imagine it with the bow tie and it looks wrong, though. Same with Matt in the partial-Ten outfit in The Eleventh Hour, get David Tennant without the jacket etc. and he'd look rubbish.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Deep Breath Pics

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I love seeing the new Doctor in the old Doctor's costume, there's something thrilling about. Hope Capaldi doesn't don the PJs too soon! 

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Deep Breath Pics

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@The Outer Space K9  As Peter directed Getting On, I could see him taking the helm of an ep like episode 4 apparently is this year - a close, character-driven affair that shies away from big effects and takes a slower pace.

1 month ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8

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@Planet of the Deaf @awkward912 @The Outer Space K9  He does mention the tone of the show as well, and that he wanted to be sure he would be comfortable playing the role in the stories that were being told. It's not a dislike of Matt's run, but a feeling that he couldn't star in stories of the same ilk. Clearly Moffat agreed.

1 month ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8

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@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @awkward912 @The Outer Space K9  It irks me greatly, it's like the only way they can think of to generate excitement for the new series is to slag off the last one. It's lazy stuff, equivalent of a music journalist calling every album a "comeback".

1 month ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8

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@The Outer Space K9  The journalist is obviously trying to get that angle out of (choice quote: "the plot lines, to the chagrin of die-heard Whovians, have become more Twilight") and paint the show as in trouble, but Peter doesn't go along with it. He says he needed convincing that he could be the Doctor, but clearly he has been convinced - there's no anti-Moffat vibe from him, just a recognition that the show with him as its lead will take a different course.

1 month ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8

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@Huknar @awkward912  Capaldi "twirls" when he gets into the Doctor's costume. That's all we have!

1 month ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8

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@MaraBackman @supermoff  @MeglosProductions  *resists the urge to attack Doomsday in the name or harmony*

1 month ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8

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@supermoff   My feeling still is that, had things not picked up following series 2, there would have been a real threat of cancellation. It was too new for the quality to dwindle so much at that point. Fortunately, the show was "saved" then and has gone from strength to strength since, and could easily endure another series 2-esque rough patch now (which I guess some would say series 7 was...).

1 month ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8

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Just read the whole interview, and it's very interesting. Capaldi comes across great, and to my great pleasure totally fails to go along with the interviewer's persistent slagging off of recent series with his comments on "breathless vigour" above. His love for the show is great, and I think his creative influence is something that will be very interesting to see play out. For those who don't have it, I love this section too - a real indication of his Doctor's style of movement and the thought that's gone into it:


"Are the twirls a punk thing?"

"It's graphic shapes... That's why being in black is so great. You can make these spidery shapes. It's like German expressionism or Sixties caricatures. They're very graphic lines."


He's also got a book of "Doctor Who-ish" people that helped him with the characterisation! I a bit love him.

1 month ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8

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@TheNightmareChild sees into your soul! @MetamorphmagusWho  In my head, Sleeper just put its hand up really high and waved it around. As did Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. And Something Borrowed.

1 month ago on The Evolution of Gwen Elizabeth Cooper

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