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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.

21 hours, 56 minutes 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.

21 hours, 59 minutes 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?

1 week, 1 day 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.

2 weeks, 3 days 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. 

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #5: Best Villain

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Sebastian.

2 weeks, 4 days 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.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Kill the Moon

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Seb was in The Caretaker as well.

2 weeks, 6 days 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.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Best of 2014 #2: Recurring Actor

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Easy: Peter Capaldi.

3 weeks, 1 day 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 weeks, 4 days ago on Doctor Who in 2015: Where to Now?

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London fireworks with the Doctor Who theme! Excellent.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Happy New Year 2015!

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

4 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.

4 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.

4 weeks, 1 day 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.

1 month 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!

1 month ago on Rate & Discuss Last Christmas

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Not asleep then you are … ?

1 month ago on Last Christmas – Hints & Teasers (Set #3)

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"It was here.  Remember it."

1 month 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.

1 month 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?

1 month 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.

1 month, 1 week ago on 51 Years Later: 5 Ways to Make the Daleks Menacing Again

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I've said it before and I'll say it again, the ideal companions are: The Chuckle Brothers.

1 month, 1 week ago on 4 Different Types of Companions Doctor Who Should Consider

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One of my favourite Tennant stories is the novel Prisoner of the Daleks.  The Doctor is flying solo at the time of the specials however an obvious replacement companion appears quite early on.  Yet the traditional companion is not used, instead the Doctor ends up working with an aged space captain and bounty hunter; he is nothing like the usual young, female companion and it works really well.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Clara, or a New Companion? The Results

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The show would still have female representation in every episode, given that at least a few of the guest stars would be female.  The only story I can remember which has no female representation is The Deadly Assassin, and its lack of females did not necessarily detract from the quality of the story.  Why should it matter that both the Doctor and his companion would be male?  We really should stop judging people based on their gender; a good companion, male or female, should be all we need.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Clara, or a New Companion? The Results

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I hope Capaldi stays for ever, even if this is just to avoid there ever being the chance of a female Doctor.  If I were the actor of the Doctor and saw comments like these from the showrunner I would keep on going in the role until I died.  I hate the idea of a female Doctor.  If gender really was quite 'fluid' on Gallifrey, then don't you think the Doctor would have been a woman by now?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Moffat: Gender is Fluid on Gallifrey

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I was watching Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead earlier today and it is so much more rewarding knowing all of River's story whilst watching it.  It actually gives an emotional attachment to River, whereas on first broadcast I was rather indifferent over her death.  Also, you see the genius of Moffat, and how far he plans ahead.  We had references to the crash of the Byzantium, Mr Lux saying that they were like an old married couple and all the references to spoilers and handcufffs.  It's so much better six years on; I think I'd give it 10/10.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who: Fifty-One Favourites (Part 2)

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Ainley is still my Master.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Your Favourite Master Revealed

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I went for a new companion, but if we get another young Earth female I think that I'd rather have Capaldi fly solo.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Clara, or a New Companion for Series 9?

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I'm not Clara's biggest fan, but what I really want is a new companion for Capaldi.  We don't need any more time to develop Clara.  It was amazing how RTD managed to develop fully a companion over just the course of one series. 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 5 Reasons Why Clara Should Stay for Series 9

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What is the reasoning behind the change to twice monthly rather than weekly?

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful

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I'm assuming that they will either make Santa real or leave it ambiguous.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Frost on “Gangster” Santa, Last Christmas Monsters

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Genesis and the Daleks is a particular favourite for me, as are The Keeper of Traken, Logopolis and Castrovalva.

2 months ago on Doctor Who: Fifty-One Favourites (Part 1)

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"Ta-tardis" Bad puns and colloquial language do not belong in newspapers of any good quality, and thus why we ought to take everything the Mirror says lightly.

2 months ago on Rumour: Christmas Won’t Be Jenna Coleman’s Last

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I voted Delgado, however for me this was the choice between two Masters I don't like as much.  Ainley was the best in my mind.

2 months ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Final)

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I suppose Martha could be Osgood's replacement, and we could add in Mickey for good measure.  There are only a few companions of the modern era whom can realistically be brought back: Adam, Captain Jack, Mickey, Martha, Wilfred, Lady Christina de Souza and Craig.  Notice how most of these are what we would term 'secondary' companions.  Classic companion returns offer more hope for me; I would love to see Ian, Steven Taylor, Jamie, Jo Grant, Sergeant Benton and Captain Yates, K9, Tegan, Nyssa, Turlough, Peri, Mel, Ace and Grace Holloway again.  I wonder what they are all up to now; there are so many possibilities.  It worked for Sarah Jane.

2 months ago on Tate: Donna Return Unlikely

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I like Seasons 12 and 18, the two opposite ends of Tom Baker's tenure.

2 months ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond

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The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang just doesn't inspire me.  I like the episodes, but to me they don't stand out.

2 months ago on New Who Finale Face-Off: Your Top 8

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It's nice to see some female writing talent returning to Doctor Who.  I personally really enjoyed the last female contribution The Sontaran Strategem/The Poison Sky.  It wasn't timey-wimey or too complex but was just a classic UNIT invasion story which did the Sontarans justice.

2 months ago on Torchwood’s Catherine Tregenna Penning Series 9 Story

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Ecclestone does not have a special place in my heart.  I usually rank him quite lowly.  However, it was he whom I first watched back in 2005 and I was hooked on the show from that point on.  That being said, my favourite Doctor is Tom Baker, though I also like Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and David Tennant.

2 months ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?

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She is still young, attractive and female.  It would be a step in the right direction but what we really need is a male companion or someone more unusual.  The Chuckle Brothers, for example.

2 months ago on Jenny: A Future Companion

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I must be right!  Well, of course I'm better than you. I'm elite.  (As I made clear in Full Circle).

2 months ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)

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I was just watching The Keeper of Traken an hour or so ago, and I have to say that Beevers was brilliant as the Master, though not as good as Ainley.  Beever's work on The Light at the End was excellent also.  You really sense the evil and malevolence in his voice, something I find is lacking from Gomez.

2 months ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)

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Beevers, Roberts, Jacobi, Simm and Gomez are still alive.  Beevers would be easy to bring back as they did it for audio stories; Roberts would require more of an explanation; I can't see a way of bringing Jacobi back; Simm would have to be explained in some way, perhaps another resurrection or a story taking place after his escape from Gallifrey but before the regeneration into Gomez; we could even do the regeneration story.  Gomez would be easy to bring back.

2 months ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)

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Even if the Doctor changed gender, which I would vehemently oppose, I would probably still watch the show.  I wouldn't like it as much and I would tend to dislike the Doctor in all likeliness.  I can just about deal with a female Master, but a male Doctor?  No way.

2 months ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master

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"It’s almost like the society of modern day had the biggest influence on the show, rather than letting it be what it is. Sure change is fine to keep it updated for this modern age, but there has to be a point where a line is drawn and I think the changing of character’s gender should be that line. Would you have a female James Bond or Harry Potter? Or on the reverse side, would you go as far as turning heroines like Lara Croft or Ellen Ripley into a man? It is a simple concept of formula and some formulas you just don’t mess with. There is no need to change iconic character’s genders if it just doesn’t add anything. If anything it just turns the character into joke formulated by a modern ideal. That is what fan-fiction was invented for."

Exactly my view.  We really need to stop changing things for the sake of it.  There is nothing sexist about the Master remaining male or the Doctor for that matter.  In fact, we should be celebrating the fact that the Doctor is a man as much as we celebrate Lara Croft or Katniss Everdeen being women.  There is nothing wrong with a formula which has worked well for fifty years.

2 months ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master

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Also, DWTV, we didn't have the option to vote for William Hughes as the young Master from Series 3 in the New Who poll.  The evil in his eyes in that scene may have deserved a few votes.

2 months, 1 week ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)

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Some excellent Ainley Master quotes:

The Master: Peoples of the Universe, please attend carefully. The message that follows is vital to the future of you all. The choice for you all is simple; a continued existence under my guidance or total annihilation.

Killing you once was never enough for me, Doctor. How...how gratifying to do it three times over.

Won't you show mercy to your own ... ?[Disappearing] Aaaah ! AAAAahh ! Aaaah !

You are indeed a worthy opponent, Doctor. It's what gives your destruction its... piquancy.

And of course that evil, malevolent laugh!

2 months, 1 week ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)

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Nyssa : You killed my father.

The Master: But his body remains useful.

2 months, 1 week ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)

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Exactly.  That's the Master too, and a fair number of people have argued that the CGI snake out acted Roberts.  Tipple and the snake are the Master as much as Ainley or Delgado.   

2 months, 1 week ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)

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