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It's Lucius, not Lobus.  Lucius Caecilius Iucundus.  He, and Metella and Quintus are characters in the Cambridge Latin Course (specifically Book One) and they in turn are based on real people.

2 days, 13 hours ago on The Secret of the Twelfth Doctor

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For it to be acceptable to the fans, it would need a writer whom understands the show, like Moffat, and the current TV Doctor.

1 week, 2 days ago on Leaked Sony Emails Reveals Doctor Who Movie Plans

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I don't think so.  The presence of the Master and what we have seen from filming does not point towards Davros.  Although if it is true, I would like to see more of Nyder.

1 week, 2 days ago on Series 9 To Open With “Darkest ever plot”?

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The end of Vengeance on Varos, where the two viewers are left wondering what they will watch instead of the torture is another important scene. The Doctor has destroyed the entire basis of a society, not staying to deal with the consequences.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on When The Doctor’s Cure Has Unforeseen Consequences

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Love and Monsters is the better story.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Revival Face-Off: The Grand Grand Final

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An easy choice: The Day of the Doctor.

1 month, 1 week ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #12

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Mummy on the Orient Express is easily the better episode.  It had an excellent villain, good supporting characters, a brilliant performance by Capaldi and an interesting visual style.

1 month, 1 week ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #11

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The Name of the Doctor has the Sixth Doctor.  Therefore it wins.

1 month, 1 week ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #10

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I assume it will be set in the past, like all but one story he has written.  Even Night Terrors had a Georgian Mansion, though.

1 month, 1 week ago on Mark Gatiss Penning “Scary” Series 9 Episode

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Tennant's performance is better in The Waters of Mars, which is a brilliant story, but The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit is the victor.  The religious imagery and interesting characters make it highly enthralling, and Gabriel Woolf's return to Doctor Who is brilliant.  The Ood are marvellous creations and the plot is sound.  For these reasons, it is my favourite story of Series 2.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #3

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I agree wholeheartedly with your views.  We need a change in companion type, sooner rather than later.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Why Shona McCullough Should Not Return

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@Im avin sum ov that @Adric the Genius Perhaps introduce a non-contemporary alien companion whilst Clara is still the companion, and then make the secondary alien companion into the primary one, once the audience has had a chance to adjust.  Captain Jack was from the 51st Century and he really connects with the audience.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Moffat on Paternoster Return, Clara’s Original Exit

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@Im avin sum ov that @Adric the Genius A teenage companion could work, or perhaps a group of them.  Believeable characters with complex personas.  They could be shy, insecure, intelligent, extravagant or simply ordinary.  I liked Adric (as my username may indicate); he was a misunderstood boy genius.  Luke, Rani and Clyde worked quite well, but something slightly different would have to be trialed for the TV series. I envision four or so teenage companions in Year 11, 12 or 13, with at least one male, with very different outlooks and opinions.  One could be a Conservative, another far more liberal.  One could be a Christian, another an atheist.  They would provide quite the contrast to Capaldi's cold, logical grey haired Doctor.  Also, they would not be from London, perhaps somewhere else in the UK, such as Northern England or Shetland.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Moffat on Paternoster Return, Clara’s Original Exit

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The Doctor needs a new companion, a different, more unusual companion.  As I have continually said, we need someone with different qualities, for instance a male, alien, future, past, Time Lord/Lady, Robot, teenage, elderly or Chuckle Brother companion.  If we must have Clara for another series, then please introduce a secondary companion who is not connected to Clara.  Shona would not be a suitable candidate, despite what people have said.  She is human, female, from the present (it seems) and although that is fine for one episode, I really think that we need more companions like Romana, Adric, Nyssa, K-9 or something completely new, not another twenty-something fiesty woman.  Donna was different, and this helped the series greatly, but the Classic Series certainly has better variation of companions.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Moffat on Paternoster Return, Clara’s Original Exit

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@russell t dalek With The Day of the Doctor, we simply have to imagine that all that was going on in The End of Time occured during The Day of the Doctor.  Notice how the Doctors adress the War Room, led by the General and Androgar, whilst the High Council, led by Rassilon, has "plans of its own".  These plans are the events of The End of Time.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 3

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10,10 and 9.  This trilogy is one of the best in the entire show.  The inclusion of Classic Doctors in The Name of the Doctor makes it a classic, The Time of the Doctor offers a fine performance from Matt Smith and The Day of the Doctor is on another level entirely.  If I could give an eleven, that story would receive it.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 3

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It is interesting how The Rings of Akhaten seems to be extremely highly regarded in this community by some, yet it was voted one of the worst Doctor Who episodes ever in Doctor Who Magazine's 50th Anniversary poll.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 1

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@Deus_Ex_Machina I was the opposite.  I thought it was fine, bordering on good upon first viewing, however having thought about it and watched it again it is now one of my least favourite episodes.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 1

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1/10 for The Rings of Akhaten.  I keep seeing anti-religious themes in this episode and the Doctor literally destroys an entire society's belief system.  How do they recover from this?  How do they survive without a sun?  Also, the Sonic Screwdriver is used as a magic wand, and Clara and the Queen are rather annoying.  Matt Smith's speech and Murray Gold's music were reasonable, but not good enough to save this episode.  EXTERMINATE!

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 1

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I think that The Angels take Manhatten focused too much on Amy and Rory was not given a proper farewell.

2 months ago on Rank the Revival: 2012 Part 2

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I have to admit, I really do like the Sixth Doctor.  The arrogance, enhanced egotism and general disregard for others were very interesting changes to the Doctor's personality.  Yet deep down, he was still the Doctor.  His emotion in The Trial of a Time Lord when he thinks Peri is dead is beautiful. 

2 months, 2 weeks ago on How The Sixth Doctor Was Saved

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A Lego Doctor Who game would be a good idea, however the mechanics of those games often involve fighting.  Given that the Doctor does not fight in the conventional sense, such a game may be difficult to create.  One of my favourite games would be a Dalek game where the player controls a Dalek, doing normal Dalek activities.  Quite like a shooter game, I believe.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on The Doctor and the Dalek Launches on Tablets Today

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Old... Terrence Dicks?  One can only hope.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat Confirms His Next Two Stories for Series 9

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@pats86 Because gender isn't fluid on Gallifrey.  I would say that a gender change can only occur in exceptional circumstances, such as on Karn in The Night of the Doctor.  We don't know why the Master took female form. 

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Davison Wants To See Doctor’s Daughter Spin-Off

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I'm glad to see that Davison agrees with me on the matter of a female Doctor.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Davison Wants To See Doctor’s Daughter Spin-Off

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What about the other founder of Time Lord society: Rassilon?  Are we to assume that the Master killed him in The End of Time?  And what about the Other?

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Could Gallifrey Be in Omega’s Dimension?

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I was watching The Sun Makers the other day, and political satire is evident.  It criticises the left highly and their high taxes, in light of the Government of Jim Calllaghan.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia

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I don't think that we can really apply our terminology to the Time Lords.  The character, to me, will always be the Master and I will always refer to him as such.  I'd rather they had not changed the Master's gender, because to me he will always be a male character.  It is the same with the Doctor; if he were to regenerate into a woman, I would not like it one bit.  He has been a man for fourteen regenerations, so I would conclude that gender is not fluid on Gallifrey; a Time Lord or Lady is born one gender and there is a very small chance that they will regenerate into the opposite sex.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia

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We saw the monster in Listen, when the duvet fell from the creature whilst the trio had their backs turned.  I'm quite sure of this, so I do not see how it is so ambiguous.

3 months ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Listen

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Will we be receiving the full results at some point?  I would like to see the breakdown of the other candidates.

3 months ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 1)

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Series 2's The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit was a fine level of religious imagery and thematic material.  It left it ambiguous as to who exactly the Beast was.  If Doctor Who were to send the Doctor back to 1st Century Israel and interfere with my religion, then I may well be offended, as I'm sure an atheist would be offended if the show established the Christian God as real. Perhaps stay away from religion?

3 months, 1 week ago on Speculating on Series 9’s Big Cliffhanger (Part 2)

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The cliffhanger at the end of episode three of the Caves of Androzani is a favourite of mine.  The Doctor has taken control of a spaceship and intends to crash land it on Androzani Minor to save Peri, a woman he only recently met.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on New Who’s Best Cliffhangers (Part 1)

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The Rani, the Zygons, Rassilon, The Monk, the Mara or the Terileptils. 

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #5: Best Villain

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Sebastian.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #5: Best Villain

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"Finally the size is the hardest part to explain reasonably, we know there is variability in cell size across the animal kingdom, so there is no reason to dispute the fact that we can have large cells. That said to have an individual cell to be visible to the naked eye is extremely unlikely. However if we take into account the proportionality of the average volume of bacteria compared with humans, then extrapolate the number on something the volume of the moon. The maths involved would suggest the spiders are still rather impossibly large, however if volume was used in place of surface area it would be just about feasible."

There is no way that unicellular organisms could be so big.  The way in which they take in nutrients requires them to be small, thus this is impossible.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Kill the Moon

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Seb was in The Caretaker as well.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of 2014 #2: Recurring Actor

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Seb, a rather amusing character whom I think would have made a better Master than Gomez.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of 2014 #2: Recurring Actor

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Easy: Peter Capaldi.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #1: Lead Actor

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I don't want Shona as a companion.  I didn't really like her that much in Last Christmas; furthermore, she is not what I had hoped for in a new companion - she's human.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who in 2015: Where to Now?

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London fireworks with the Doctor Who theme! Excellent.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Happy New Year 2015!

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The big question: How many episodes in Series 9?  12 or 13?

3 months, 3 weeks ago on 7 Things I’d Like to See in Series 9

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The first shot in the Time War was the fourth Doctor story Genesis of the Daleks.  I'm sure somewhere we learn that the Daleks found out about the Time Lord attempt to erase them from history and were not too pleased.  Also, Remembrance of the Daleks has Davros wanting to use the Hand of Omega on Gallifrey.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on 7 Things I’d Like to See in Series 9

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"Thrones" doesn't have to mean "Game of Thrones".  It could easily be something else, if Moffat wants it to be.

3 months, 4 weeks ago on Last Christmas Review (Part 2): Questions, Questions

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Is Santa Claus real in the Whoniverse, or is he just a dream?  I'm quite confused over how this issue was left by the end of the episode.

4 months ago on Last Christmas Review (Part 1)

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It got my hopes up; I thought that we were finally rid of Clara!

4 months ago on Rate & Discuss Last Christmas

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Not asleep then you are … ?

4 months ago on Last Christmas – Hints & Teasers (Set #3)

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"It was here.  Remember it."

4 months ago on Last Christmas – Hints & Teasers (Set #2)

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I'm glad the status quo side has won.  Why change the gender of the Doctor?  It simply wouldn't add anything to the story and it has a fair chance of alienating the casual audience.  People like stability.

4 months ago on Female Doctor Poll Results & A Case For

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Then unfortunately we will struggle to make the Daleks scary again.  They were shocking in 1963, why can't they be shocking now?

4 months ago on 51 Years Later: 5 Ways to Make the Daleks Menacing Again

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The Daleks killing lots of children.  That would make them scary.  Also, have them kill Clara, though not in an emotionally charged scene, simply in the middle of an episode without any warning, like with Osgood.

4 months ago on 51 Years Later: 5 Ways to Make the Daleks Menacing Again

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