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And more interestingly, the alternate cuts of the regeneration scene. Please please please please please.

17 hours, 38 minutes ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray

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So, deleted scenes: are we going to see the Doctor's leg fall off?

17 hours, 39 minutes ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray

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@badblokebob  Dagnabbit. Still, that seems VERY quick to the 500 mark when no one knew the pre-orders were going to open. Pre-orders will close some time tomorrow at that rate!

20 hours, 53 minutes ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray

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@TheSoundofDrums  Won't be for a while if at all, I imagine. Amazon usually put up pre-orders on the assumption they will get the stock when the time comes, but as this set is limited they surely can't take pre-orders until they know how much stock is being allocated to them.

22 hours, 8 minutes ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray

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Now, this is a put-your-favourite-Doctor-on-top type cover, isn't it? I like that. Though a First Doctor one would be nice too!

22 hours, 38 minutes ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray

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@type41tardis  Where's this about the first 500 orders? Unless they've gone already, which wouldn't bode well for stock longevity!

22 hours, 40 minutes ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray

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Psst... I agree. I will use the numbers to distinguish where necessary, but it irks me when people say "remember in The Time Monster when the Third Doctor did this" or "I liked when Ten met Donna again in Partners in Crime" etc. There's no need, in those stories and those moments he is THE Doctor. And in-universe, he's the one and only as far as he's concerned unless confronted by the fact of his previous incarnations.

1 day, 1 hour ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title

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@Huknar  Steven must be aware that John Hurt's appearance led to endless pointless speculation over the arbitrary "numbering" of the Doctor, and many for some reason insisting that merchandise would have to be reissued and other ridiculous things. He's not making something of a problem that never was, he's solving a problem that never really was.

1 day, 1 hour ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title

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@The Finn @awkward912  Good thing I'm not bothered about the Name of the Doctor element of the release then!

2 days, 3 hours ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray

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@Mikeyboss182 @awkward912  We don't know the length of the behind-the-scenes features...

2 days, 3 hours ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray

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@The Finn @awkward912  It better not be. (Bah-bye, Richard Bacon.)

2 days, 4 hours ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray

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@badblokebob  Where did you get this RRP? Seems annoyingly high...

2 days, 4 hours ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray

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@Esterath @awkward912 @Mikeyboss182  Fair point. I literally never listen to commentaries, so.

2 days, 4 hours ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray

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@Mikeyboss182  What else were you expecting?

2 days, 4 hours ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray

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@The Finn @awkward912  This "behind the scenes" stuff is new isn't it? I guess that rationalises the inclusion of the relevant episode to it at least a bit.

2 days, 4 hours ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray

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More importantly, that's a top collection of extras - can't ask for any more really. And the Adventure in Space and Time inclusion is exactly what my fingers were crossed for.

2 days, 4 hours ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray

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Hopefully a standard non-limited edition will follow if this sells well, makes much more sense to keep this in stock rather than the vanilla releases. Though Name of the Doctor's inclusion is... bizarre. I'm pre-ordering ASAP at any rate!

2 days, 4 hours ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray

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Yes please. I know some disagree, but I think Sarah Jane should absolutely never be killed off in the series, and Sky could bring her closer to the Doctor again too. Thinking of your social situation point 1 above, it's simple: Sky runs away from home. Gets into danger, meets the Doctor, has an adventure, he eventually realises her mum is Sarah Jane and convinces Sky to go back to where she belongs. Sky is last seen returning to Bannerman Road, and the Doctor takes his leave with a sad smile. Make it so. (Just the one story I think, not full-time. She belongs off-screen with Sarah Jane.)

5 days, 3 hours ago on Bring Back… Sky Smith

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@Pockydon  Oh of course, you lucky thing you!

1 week, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer

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@Pockydon  Is that when we can google search for the finale scripts? :P

1 week, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer

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I like that we thought the Doctor was going to be abrasive and hard to like, but actually he may just be a Doctor who more than any other is desperate to be "good" and will face the toughest moments to prove it.

1 week, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer

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In all honesty, I am very disappointed that we seem to have bypassed the specially-shot full trailer once again. Was hoping for that today, and something like this in a week or two.

1 week, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer

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@YaelMoise  I don't think it's that "dark", really. Look at the "am I a good man" question - it's a difficult moment for the Doctor, but the direction and positioning of Peter and Jenna actually seems fairly relaxed and sets the tone for far less strained conversations as the series progresses. I probably didn't explain that well at all.

1 week, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer

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@ScottishTV189  A twelve-year-old told me it was 79:08.

1 week, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer

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@Notsosmartguy sells propane and propaneaccessories  They've hardly dropped an episode, Deep Breath's length means the series will be literally a few minutes shorter than the usual.

1 week, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer

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@Amy is Hannibal  Oh yes, I've seen some ep 3 now. Still seems more opener-focused than previous launch trailers that have tended to take in about 6 from memory? Guess that fits with both new Doctor and the "feature-length" opener though.

1 week, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer

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@JolomontheCube @awkward912  Ah, is there? What do we see from them?

1 week, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer

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This is just episodes 1 and 2, isn't it? And what a first two episodes it is! 

1 week, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer

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I must have missed this "crisis".

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Why We love Doctor Who

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From this and the lack of Neil Cross in the line-up, I'm willing to conclude that Jaime Matheson's second ep at least is a quick replacement for Neil's episode falling through/not being ready for this year. That doesn't mean it will be bad, but probably lower budget/slight sense of filler. Frank's ep, meanwhile, sounds very intriguing. My hope at the moment is child versions appearing alongside the adult Doc and companions rather than being turned into them, but should be fun any which way. Not seen a thing written by Frank before excepting the Olympic ceremony, but his CV speaks for itself. Excited!

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Series 8: Frank Cottrell Boyce Confirmed

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@TheSoundofDrums  Considering the extra features haven't been announced or even alluded to yet, no, I can't see where you're coming from.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Series 8 DVD / Blu-Ray Dated

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Osgood wore the Fourth Doctor's clothes, Tom Baker showed up. Osgood wears the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors clothes... #daretodream 

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Returning Characters & Monster

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I wholeheartedly agree, and would add that the power of the Doomsday scene was diluted hugely (despite being excellent in itself) by coming at the end of such a huge stinking letdown of an episode. 

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Why the Doomsday Farewell is Not the Greatest

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Took a couple of days to sink in, but this is the first definite confirmation that Steven will be running series 9. Will this be his last big cliffhanger?? 

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Moffat Teases Massive Cliffhanger

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Could Doctor Who be playing its own small part in the WW1 centenary season here? Perhaps not with the "we promise" inscription. But it's got me thinking how nice it would be for DW to get involved in such things - it's pretty much the only long-running drama outside soaps that can do so without being trite.

1 month ago on Series 8 Filming: Finale Clue

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@PrisonerZeroIsACybermen @awkward912  Yep, but the rationalisation that he's become mortal rather than susceptible to the living death others are (from memory, Gwen seems to think that he can die while everyone else on Earth can't) comes from nowhere and is treated as gospel for the rest of the series.

1 month ago on Is Torchwood: Miracle Day Unfairly Criticised?

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My opinions of Miracle Day are: a) It's nowhere near as bad as series 2, b) it really kicks in towards the end after a very slow start, c) I remain annoyed that everyone just assumes Jack is mortal after he gets a tiny cut for the ENTIRE SERIES with absolutely no proof. That's lazy writing, and RTD should know better. And for a pansexual character Jack only shows any interest in men in MD - why is that? Could it be headline grabbing over staying true to character? Plus, of course, the discontinuity with DW as already mentioned by many. It's a mixed bag for sure. 

1 month ago on Is Torchwood: Miracle Day Unfairly Criticised?

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I believe the Master may come back, I don't believe he'll be played by a "Hollywood actor". 

1 month ago on Series 8: Master Finale Rumours

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I realised yesterday that Gwyneth all but says that Rose is Bad Wolf in The Unquiet Dead, but no one realised. Now THAT is clever.

1 month, 1 week ago on Comparing the Different Arcs of the Revival

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This is an excellent article, but an atrocious top 10. Not everything needs a countdown! 

1 month, 1 week ago on The (Father’s) Day of the Doctor

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I'm rewatching series 1 now, and I find that The Day of the Doctor actually adds a whole new dimension to it without negating any of the emotions felt initially. Seeing Nine's torment and repressed feelings in The End of the World, and seeing how he lets Cassandra die through it, I just wanted to shout "no Doctor, they're still out there!" That is the genius of the 50th. I sure am looking forward to the Dalek stories... 

1 month, 1 week ago on Why Bringing Back Gallifrey is Wrong

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@Liana21  They directly say "regular" stories. David wouldn't be counted for Day. John isn't a regular Doctor. I'm surprised the daft "must mention the War Doctor at all times" fad has been indulged by such a well-reputed researcher.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful

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Most regular stories is Tom Baker, least regular stories is John Hurt with... well, zero surely? Yet we still include him because...

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful

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It really wouldn't be hard to change the companion name at the start of the 50th monologue! "Peri sometimes asks me..."

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful

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@The Watchful Observer  I believe there were going to be fewer specials if David didn't leave. Though it was always unclear if The Next Doctor was part of this "count", I'm pretty sure three specials were announced as bridging the gap between series, increasing to at least incorporate the last two-parter when David announced his departure. (This may explain why BBC One found it so inexplicably tricky to schedule Waters of Mars.)

1 month, 2 weeks ago on What if… Tennant had stayed for Series 5?

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@Planet of the Deaf  No TEOT, Waters of Mars would have continued in its original plan as "Red Christmas" and "exploded" the Doctor in order for Steven to take over the show and re-build him again before regenerating at the end of s5.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on What if… Tennant had stayed for Series 5?

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Oi, I do the "What if..." articles! I'm joking of course, this is great and I have no time to write for here at the moment anyway. (But if anyone beats me to "What if... Matt Smith had stayed for series 8?" I will end them.)


One thing though: I would say with reasonable levels of confidence that if David had done series 5, Karen would not have been cast as Amy. She was picked for the partnership and chemistry with Matt. So that would have changed a few things...

1 month, 2 weeks ago on What if… Tennant had stayed for Series 5?

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@Ryan Nicholson  From a technical point of view, The Girl Who Waited. But Matt kept a presence quite successfully across that ep with very little actual filming time.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: Tunnel Vision

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Also, I'm seeing Neil Cross' name all over this one. There's something a bit Luther-esque about these scenes, is there not?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: Tunnel Vision

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