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Woah! These look AMAZING! :D Especially that rather dashing one of Capaldi (wearing something quite formal, interesting...), and Madame Vastra looking awesome as always!

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@TheOncomingStorm @supermoff  @NickyArmstrong Fair point, and that's probably something to get back to, but I prefer the direction of the most recent Dalek stories, but said direction doesn't give the Daleks much narratal opportunity for extermination. However, because these stories have been so good on their own, with a lack of a kill count, I honestly don't mind. 

1 hour, 9 minutes ago on Time to Regenerate the Daleks?

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@TheOncomingStorm @supermoff  @NickyArmstrong Yeah, true. XD But personally I don't find the Dalek kill count anyway important. 

1 hour, 24 minutes ago on Time to Regenerate the Daleks?

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@NickyArmstrong Technically 2010 with the soldiers.

1 hour, 30 minutes ago on Time to Regenerate the Daleks?

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@Antee991166 @supermoff Nice MP reference :P

1 hour, 33 minutes ago on Time to Regenerate the Daleks?

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Nice update! Jenna looks utterly gorgeous and looks amazing in uniform! 

1 hour, 35 minutes ago on Peter Capaldi clocks in to Entertainment Weekly

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And the biggest shame about the use of the Paradigm Daleks is that we never had a story explaining the significance of the Eternal Dalek. I remember Moffat saying something in Confidential that it would have later significance, and, due to the poor reception, we never found out and probably never will :( I was real excited by that!

1 hour, 38 minutes ago on Time to Regenerate the Daleks?

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@TheCyberDoctor is Undead Good point really. They certainly wouldn't consider changing their basic design for aesthetic purposes (Daleks have no concept of elegance!), so I suppose they change their basic design for tactical reasons. 

For example, they may have changed their design to the Time War variant in order to have a Dalek model more capable of fighting in open warfare. And the Paradigm Daleks were genetically pure and probably used an early version casing or something.

1 hour, 40 minutes ago on Time to Regenerate the Daleks?

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@Notsosmartguy Indeed, they did have a lot of potential, and they did really fit Matt's era. Shame really, but I hope they continue to make at least a presence in future stories. 

1 hour, 50 minutes ago on Time to Regenerate the Daleks?

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@The Administrator @supermoff Yes, actually that arrangement makes more sense, though I don't think the Time War Daleks came from Davros' DNA, only the ones in The Stolen Earth did. The ones that fought in the Time War were just usual Skaro-born Daleks. I think.

1 hour, 55 minutes ago on Time to Regenerate the Daleks?

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@The Administrator Yes, a civil war sounds like a brilliant idea for a story, like a Remembrance for the revived era! :D Davros could perhaps return and take side with the genetically pure Paradigm Daleks, and what a great story it could be :D

2 hours, 1 minute ago on Time to Regenerate the Daleks?

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@edoe101 @supermoff They did indeed, and I think by that point they looked better than their RTD counterparts!

2 hours, 3 minutes ago on Time to Regenerate the Daleks?

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I for one quite enjoyed the Paradigm Daleks. I wasn't so fond on their colours, but their design was absolutely brilliant and very imposing, and the small tweaks to their design made by Asylum of the Daleks improved them further. 


However, I wouldn't say no to a redesign either. 

2 hours, 5 minutes ago on Time to Regenerate the Daleks?

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@Notsosmartguy Yeah, they've been shoved into the corner to make room for the epic might of Capaldi :p

2 hours, 52 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@Planet of the Deaf I also consider 11/Amy as a possible parallel. Yes, there was a bit of romantic tension at first, so I'll just consider 11/Amy as they were in Series 6, where they had a really strong friendship, where they confided in each other and trusted each other completely. And of course, this then led to an event which put doubt on their friendship (in The God Complex), which is the kind of an event that I would like to see emerging with 12/Clara, something that completely shakes them up and makes them re-evaluate their relationship. 

3 hours, 5 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@Clara Laurinda @supermoff  @TAFKA-A One true pairing. Basically the shipping you like the most! :)

3 hours, 10 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@Notsosmartguy  @supermoff  @Clara Laurinda @TAFKA-A Oh, man, Clara / Handles is soooooooooo my OTP XD

3 hours, 12 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@Clara Laurinda @TAFKA-A @supermoff It's a colloquial term for a relationship in fiction (or real life). 

Example: I really ship Vastra and Wilf. 

(btw...I really don't XD)

3 hours, 15 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@stargazer0118 @supermoff  @TAFKA-A @Amy is Hannibal Too right! At least Tennant and Piper had something going for them, Pattinson, Lautner and Stewart had all the chemistry of a tea spoon...

3 hours, 21 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@stargazer0118 @Antee991166 @ImTheDoctor It's not just a possibility, but a certainty. No Doctor is 100% loved nor 100% hated, and there will be a group of people who dislike Capaldi's portrayal. But as you say, that's perfectly ok. :)

3 hours, 23 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@stargazer0118 @TAFKA-A @Amy is Hannibal I'd agree with that! :D I'm not that fond of Ten/Rose, but I'd take them a million times over the dreadful love relationships in Twilight...ugh...

3 hours, 28 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@TAFKA-A @supermoff Plus, don't generalize everyone who wanted romance in the show as an 'idiotic Tumblr fangirl'. It's a little uncalled for. 

3 hours, 30 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@TAFKA-A @supermoff  Well yes, the classic series did fine without it, but the revived era was for a new audience, a fresh start. And this show thrives on change, and adding romance was a change that was certainly very successful! It added a fresh emotion to the show, refreshed it, and modernized it. And I think, for the most part, worked very well for the show.

3 hours, 33 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@TAFKA-A Well, to be fair, Doctor Who can pretty much be anything it wants to be! Sure, I didn't like Rose/10 that much, but I'm kind of glad it happened as it shows Doctor Who truly can do everything! It doesn't matter anyway, as the show constantly evolves and tries new things, and we'll find new things we don't like and old things we don't like will be retired..

3 hours, 54 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@Antee991166 @TheCyberDoctor is Undead @supermoff  @The Outer Space K9 I think she got quite a bit of development in the Impossible Girl arc (enough to make her my favourite), especially in The Rings of Akhaten, which was brilliant for her, but I welcome additional developments for her. :)

3 hours, 59 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@Notsosmartguy  @Antee991166 @ImTheDoctor You could pretty easily do a bad Doctor by forgetting the core principles of the character. However, it has never happened to date, and I'm confident it won't happen in the future :)

4 hours, 1 minute ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@TAFKA-A @Amy is Hannibal Twilight? Ok, I'm not the biggest fan of romance in Doctor Who, but it wasn't that bad! XD 

4 hours, 3 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@Amy is Hannibal Series 5 started it, but Series 6 really launched overseas advertising, especially in the US with the whole same-day-as-in-the-UK move. 

4 hours, 4 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@The Outer Space K9 Indeed, a development that Colin Baker's Doctor would have got if his tenure hadn't been cut short! And yes, I think Clara will be essential for 12's development, which will add to her own character in the process (and hopefully satisfy the whole 'Clara has no character development' brigade). :)

4 hours, 9 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@MetamorphmagusWho There was a fair bit of Series 5 promotion, if I recall, but of course nothing like what we're getting now! I think the size of the show now can justify this kind of promotion, but its purpose remains the same: as you say, the promotion is probably aimed more at casual viewers, simply because it's important to tell them that the show is effectively changing and may now appeal to them more. After all, Capaldi's era will inevitably lose a small proportion of fans who don't like the new direction, so it's important that they encourage some more casual viewers into the fanbase. 


4 hours, 17 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@TardisBoy  Yes, Capaldi definitely looks like a Doctor with an air of dominance and intimidation around him, a man you certainly don't want to mess with! And good point about the hand flapping, which was a very Eleven-y thing to do. Capaldi can just use his intense eyes for the same effect. 

4 hours, 39 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@The Outer Space K9 Yeah, true, we haven't seen him smile yet! Capaldi's smile is quite sweet, so it'll be great to finally see it in character :D



4 hours, 44 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@LGwalchmai95 I think, after all Clara's done for him, and what he put her through in Time of the Doctor, Twelve will be very kind to her indeed, perhaps confiding in her and looking to her for advice and reassurance (Tell me, am I a good man?). And he'll be Malcom Tucker to everyone else XD

4 hours, 47 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@EternalDoctor @TardisBoy Don't tell me he sparkles...DX

4 hours, 50 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@TardisBoy  That would be a plot twist that M. Night Shyamalan would be proud of! XD



4 hours, 52 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@TardisBoy O: You've blown my mind!

4 hours, 56 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@Notsosmartguy  @supermoff i feel that too! It'll take a lot to beat Ten/Donna and Eleven/Amy/Rory (my current faves), but I think 12/Clara easily has the potential to beat them :P 

4 hours, 57 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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Plus, that whole “It’s not romantic, but it’s not without love." kind of made me go "nawwwww". That is the exact kind of relationship I want for them, two best friends who care enormously about each other, as if they're family. :D



5 hours, 1 minute ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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This man is omnipresent I swear! He's on everything! XD Plus, this article shows he has has no animosity towards Matt and David as some people previously misinterpreted from out of context material, and that he simply wants to be different to their portrayals. I'm glad he's voicing his thoughts and opinions on the show as well, it shows how dedicated and involved he is in the role :)

5 hours, 8 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@MeglosProductions I don't, I think it's quite a cute little thing to call him XD plus he was credited as that a lot in the past, and it can be difficult for readers to know that they are referring to Doctor Who to just call him the Doctor

5 hours, 13 minutes ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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@JordanBiffle Well they're treating it as new, but it's just a change in the lighting and some other little things they've done. It's still essentially 11's second one with some minor alterations :)

8 hours, 34 minutes ago on Peter Capaldi clocks in to Entertainment Weekly

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Doctor Who is on the face of so maby magazine covers, a true testament to how amazingly huge it's become! Go Doctor Who! :D

8 hours, 48 minutes ago on Peter Capaldi clocks in to Entertainment Weekly

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Indeed, a bit more reserved, and perhaps better for it :)

10 hours, 32 minutes ago on Moffat on Capaldi’s “Grey-haired stick-insect” Look

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I just love Capaldi's costume, it just suits him so much!

10 hours, 33 minutes ago on Moffat on Capaldi’s “Grey-haired stick-insect” Look

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@floppy_who I can no longer unsee the chocolate fountain XD

1 day, 1 hour ago on How does the TARDIS reflect The Doctor? (Part 3)

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Another great article, and a nice final piece to your unanticipated trilogy of TARDIS exploration! (unless you've got a part four in the works, which would be awesome, though I can't think of any more TARDISes you could possibly explore XD). 

The change in the RTD era TARDIS is something I completely overlooked for many years, only noticing on my most recent rewatch of the RTD era! But yes, the change is most apparent, and also for the better in my opinion. In retrospect, Nine's TARDIS seemed a bit dim and cold, and by the end of Ten's time, it was really warm and a much nicer place to be frankly. I suppose we're getting a repeat of this now with Twelve's TARDIS: small differences to the lighting, making it seem a much warmer place. We'll probably get small changes like this as time goes on, at least until we get another TARDIS interior. 


1 day, 1 hour ago on How does the TARDIS reflect The Doctor? (Part 3)

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@foolmentaljoker Great theory! They could have implemented the regeneration cycle such that 12 is perfectly suited to finding things. Essentially, they may have turned him into a Hufflepuff!

1 day, 3 hours ago on Capaldi’s Doctor More Alien, Less “human-friendly”

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@The Outer Space K9 My thoughts exactly! :) He must have come as quite a shock to most and his sudden exuberance must have indeed taken some time to get used to for some people, but I didn't personally feel any of this. I loved him from the second he shouted "Legs, I've still got legs!" :D

1 day, 3 hours ago on Capaldi’s Doctor More Alien, Less “human-friendly”

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