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Wow...on a character level, this episode sounds like it'll be powerfully dramatic! I'm probably more looking forward to the drama and stress in the Doctor's and Clara's relationship than Missy's reveal! :)

23 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #2)

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@5 nights at Notsosmartguy's  @supermoff is now supermissy. Nah, our continuous consumption of tea means we never need to sleep ;)

10 hours, 3 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)

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It's now gone midnight in the UK. The day of Dark Water has arrived...



10 hours, 31 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)

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There's been quite a few zombie like creatures throughout the revived era now that I think of it. The patients in New Earth, the gas mark zombies in The Empty Child, the Flood in The Waters of Mars, the dimension zombies in Flatline, the time zombies in JTTCOTT, the gas zombies in The Unquiet Dead, etc. All great ideas, but it might be interesting to see a Doctor Who take on the more common zombie interpretation, though it would be difficult for such an episode to remain family friendly :p



11 hours, 50 minutes ago on Stories from the Dark: 5 Wholloween Story Ideas

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Happy Wholloween to everyone on DWTV, and great article Connor! 

These are all great ideas for a Wholloween special, to the extent I really wish a Halloween Doctor Who special was a real thing (and it really should be, though it's not that big a deal outside the US, but it's popularity in the UK is noticeably increasing for some reason), but I think we're gonna get it tomorrow! These are all ideas with plenty of potential for terror and scares, but no concept is scarier than death and the afterlife, at least personally, so I know Dark Water is gonna be bloody terrifying! 

But again, happy Wholloween to everyone, though the true horrors wait on November 1st...

12 hours, 18 minutes ago on Stories from the Dark: 5 Wholloween Story Ideas

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@Chris502 Woah o.o

12 hours, 40 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)

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"Go to hell" 

Reminds me of Rose in The Satan Pit! :)

13 hours, 3 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)

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@The Finn @FrancescoLandi1 @HiFi32 has ended up in Deep, Dark Water Well each numeral directly corresponds to a letter of the alphabet...so unless it's a massive red herring, it's been solved :s

13 hours, 14 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)

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@5 nights at Notsosmartguy's  @The Not-So-Lazy Cat: Clara Detective Well yes, that was almost evident since "I have chosen well", but I wouldn't be surprised if Moffat pulled the rug out from under us once more. 

13 hours, 15 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)

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@The Not-So-Lazy Cat: Clara Detective  *continues dance of Clara continuity*

13 hours, 16 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)

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@TardisBoy is in Heaven A paradox of her own design? I love it :P

13 hours, 20 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)

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@The Not-So-Lazy Cat: Clara Detective I have faith in the Moff! He's never let me down yet ;)

13 hours, 21 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)

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@5 nights at Notsosmartguy's Very possibly! More evidence to the going-back-to-Series-7-Clara theory :D

13 hours, 28 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)

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@5 nights at Notsosmartguy's  @Clara Laurinda @supermoff is now supermissy. There will probably be some kind of flashback to his time in Afghanistan. 

13 hours, 29 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)

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@TardisBoy is in Heaven Now that would be very interesting. Although Missy called the Doctor her boyfriend, that could actually make sense in this context. Maybe Missy is the side of his nature which is in love with himself, that Time Lord victorious full of arrogance and a sense of self-importance, which is why Missy is infatuated with the Doctor, as she's literally in love with herself/himself :s

13 hours, 30 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)

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@5 nights at Notsosmartguy's  @supermoff is now supermissy. Oh, well, that seems likely unfortunately. It's gonna be distressing whatever happens DX

13 hours, 31 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)

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@5 nights at Notsosmartguy's Indeed, and maybe even who he killed D:

13 hours, 34 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)

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@RobertFriel Highlight the text, the letters of the word 'matrix' are hidden throughout. 

13 hours, 42 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)

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@The Finn @Amy is uniting the Earth Kingdom! After how Day and Time set it up, it will be very strange and a bit disappointing, imo, if this finale doesn't reference it at all. 

13 hours, 45 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)

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@The Finn @supermoff is now supermissy. @Amy is uniting the Earth Kingdom! Well, I want it to address the Gallifrey arc, but I don't want Gallifrey brought back for some time. It can still explore the arc without resolving it. 

13 hours, 48 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)

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@Amy is uniting the Earth Kingdom! That's a good point. Until now t I was starting to doubt any involvement of the Gallifrey arc in the series finale but now...it might be happening.

13 hours, 52 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)

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"Matrix"...hmm, perhaps all the dead who go to the Nethersphere are stuck in this RIP chambers as seen in the trailers, but their minds are plugged into a paradise world where they experience the "real" heaven. So what we've seen of heaven so far in Deep Breath and Into the Dalek is a simulation for the dead. :s maybe...

13 hours, 58 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)

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Well, I'm glad the iPads are being addressed :P


14 hours, 2 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)

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@BollingerKnickers Brilliantly said, especially that last paragraph. Speculation is mostly the point of fansites like these! :p

14 hours, 6 minutes ago on The Trouble with Story Arcs

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@TardisBoy is in Heaven Well said, exactly right. It should be live and let live with stuff like this :)

14 hours, 59 minutes ago on The Trouble with Story Arcs

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@The Not-So-Lazy Cat: Clara Detective Indeed, I hope so too, but it's a long story so a lot could be addressed. Guess it's not long to wait now until we found out :)

15 hours, 24 minutes ago on The Trouble with Story Arcs

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@Malohkeh Indeed, though it depends on how it's handled.  A DEM can, in certain scenarios, be an effective solution to a story, but I don't think it was in The Parting of the Ways. 

15 hours, 27 minutes ago on The Trouble with Story Arcs

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@The Not-So-Lazy Cat: Clara Detective Oh I'm pretty sure they'll be some long-term payoff. I don't think it'll be to the extent I previously thought, but I'm sure threads started in Series 7 will return in this finale at some point. 

15 hours, 35 minutes ago on The Trouble with Story Arcs

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@Amy is uniting the Earth Kingdom! And then Moffat went even further and casually entwined the Silence arc with the future Gallifrey arc, another unique mode of storytelling :P One of Moffat's greatest strengths, imo, is his ability to find new, more inventive ways of storytelling :)

15 hours, 38 minutes ago on The Trouble with Story Arcs

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@5 nights at Notsosmartguy's  @supermoff is now supermissy. @Gallifreyfalls1 Indeed, their dynamic has been incredibly compelling throughout, definitely one of the most compelling and complex character relationships ever presented in the show. It's so good that I honestly feel that it could sustain a series more or less on its own without an accompanying plot arc, though putting a plot arc and this character arc together is even better so I'm glad they've done it that way :P

15 hours, 42 minutes ago on The Trouble with Story Arcs

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@The Not-So-Lazy Cat: Clara Detective Nicely said! Indeed, Series 8 has two running arcs, each as fascinating as the other. The "Heaven" arc, being  plot arc, and the character arc subtended between the Doctor and Clara, which I actually think is actually the more interesting of the two (though both arcs are great). Their dynamic truly is the core and foundation of the series, and definitely one of its biggest plusses!


15 hours, 44 minutes ago on The Trouble with Story Arcs

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@5 nights at Notsosmartguy's  @supermoff is now supermissy. @Gallifreyfalls1 Yeah it wasn't perfect, but it was significantly better handled imo, even during Series 6 where it led to what are - in my humble opinion - some of the greatest Doctor Who stories all time. 

15 hours, 47 minutes ago on The Trouble with Story Arcs

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@5 nights at Notsosmartguy's  @supermoff is now supermissy. @Gallifreyfalls1 Indeed, although I have to give credit to RTD for setting up what were, for the most part, interesting arcs (except the S4 arc), but he very rarely pulled through with a decent resolution to said arcs. Series 1  and 2 were okish in that respect, 3 dreadful and 4 pretty poor :/

15 hours, 50 minutes ago on The Trouble with Story Arcs

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@Gallifreyfalls1 I don't think any of the RTD arcs had a particularly good payoff, frankly..

15 hours, 59 minutes ago on The Trouble with Story Arcs

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@Clara Bosswald still wants a Black Widow Movie I fully agree, I think serialised series can work perfectly in Doctor Who, and although Series 6 perhaps didn't implement it as well as it could, Series 5 was utterly perfect in its implementation. I do hope it's something they come back to, as I honestly don't remember being as invested in the show as during Series 5 and 6's fascinating serialised plots (and the current series of course but for different reasons) :)

16 hours, 2 minutes ago on The Trouble with Story Arcs

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@StephenAHayes True that. 

16 hours, 5 minutes ago on The Trouble with Story Arcs

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@Master Michael Moon In retrospect, I'm not much of a fun of "word" arcs. Subtlety can be effective, but it just didn't work here imo.

16 hours, 5 minutes ago on The Trouble with Story Arcs

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But ultimately, I'm gonna right out with it - I adore story arcs, and I probably watch Doctor Who the most for its story arcs. Yes, the individual stories are always exciting and entertaining, but without an arc, the series would be incredibly boring in my opinion. An arc gives me this constant sense of excitement, that we're building to something epic and exciting, culminating in some amazing storytelling; modern Doctor Who would do poorly without them, and they're an intrinsic part of the modern show that should always remain. 

Arcs are also the sign of great storytelling, as they make people think, speculate and get creative (just look at Lazy Cat's brilliant two articles the other day). And I think Moffat's arcs are the strongest part of his writing. A controversial opinion, but I love Moffat the most because he can create immensely satisfying long-term arcs that grab my attention and keep it there, which is why I went from being a casual fan in the RTD arcs with the relatively boring and uninspired arcs to a full on fan in the Moffat era with its brilliant ones. 

So ultimately, I have to massively disagree with "But getting all excited about story arcs is ultimately a waste of time" because it absolutely isn't. It's an important part of the series, allows pieces of a puzzle to be dropped well before the puzzle is solved, and gives a brilliance sense of culmination,and so I very much hope they stay!



16 hours, 11 minutes ago on The Trouble with Story Arcs

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Um, a well written article and all, but I completely dispute things like "Remember the long story arc with the silence, how much fans focused on the story arc and how ultimately there was never any pay off" as, personally, it had an enormous amount of pay off and was one of the most satisfying ends to the most satisfying arc the show has ever pulled. It's your opinion, of course, that it didn't, but maybe it could have been phrased a bit better to not sound so objective. 



16 hours, 19 minutes ago on The Trouble with Story Arcs

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@PaddyB That's a brilliant theory! :D

18 hours, 54 minutes ago on Introduction to Dark Water

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@stargazer0118 That's a good point. I know it's not in the main show but Children of Earth was very frightening in its depictions of what humanity would do in times of crisis. Humans are indeed the biggest monsters of them all :s

19 hours, 10 minutes ago on The Invisible Enemy: Are the Unseen Monsters the Scariest?

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@kikoman That's a new one :p Although Missy called the Doctor her boyfriend, which doesn't really sound like something Vastra would say for several reasons :P

19 hours, 16 minutes ago on Introduction to Dark Water

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@TardisBoy is in Heaven Ugh I know DX 

20 hours ago on Introduction to Dark Water

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Great article btw! Krafayis aside, I'd definitely say these are the scariest monsters, indeed thanks to their mystery and conceptual invisibility :)

20 hours, 10 minutes ago on The Invisible Enemy: Are the Unseen Monsters the Scariest?

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@gunslinger19 I may be on my own here, but the Angels moving, if anything, made me fear them even more, because it was bloody disturbing how they moved! XD

20 hours, 13 minutes ago on The Invisible Enemy: Are the Unseen Monsters the Scariest?

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In a word, yes. The unknown is the greatest terror of them all!!

20 hours, 20 minutes ago on The Invisible Enemy: Are the Unseen Monsters the Scariest?

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