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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.

22 hours, 48 minutes 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.

22 hours, 51 minutes 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!

22 hours, 53 minutes 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 days 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 weeks, 4 days 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.

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

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

4 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. 

4 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.

4 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?

4 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.

4 weeks, 1 day 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.

4 weeks, 1 day 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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 month, 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.

1 month, 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. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #5: Best Villain

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Sebastian.

1 month, 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.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Kill the Moon

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Seb was in The Caretaker as well.

1 month, 3 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.

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

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Easy: Peter Capaldi.

1 month, 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.

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

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London fireworks with the Doctor Who theme! Excellent.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Happy New Year 2015!

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

1 month, 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.

1 month, 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.

2 months 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.

2 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!

2 months ago on Rate & Discuss Last Christmas

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Not asleep then you are … ?

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

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"It was here.  Remember it."

2 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.

2 months, 1 week 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?

2 months, 1 week 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.

2 months, 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.

2 months, 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.

2 months, 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.

2 months, 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?

2 months, 3 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.

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

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Ainley is still my Master.

2 months, 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.

2 months, 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. 

2 months, 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?

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful

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

3 months 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

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

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