Adric the Genius
CyberDalek_11 has regenerated into Adric the Genius.
They are definitely one of the best TARDIS trios the show has ever had. I much prefer the two (or three) companion set up to a single companion. There have been many excellent trios: the Fourth Doctor, Sarah and Harry; the Third Doctor, Jo and the Brigadier; the Second Doctor, Jamie and either Victoria or Zoe; the Fourth Doctor, Romana and K-9; the Ninth Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack (and arguably Mickey) and one of my personal favourites: the Fifth Doctor, Adric, Nyssa and Tegan (though strictly speaking that's three).
23 hours, 42 minutes ago on Remembering the Ponds – 2 Years On
"Post Junkyard" - surely you mean "Pre-Junkyard"?
1 week, 3 days ago on Listen: Breaking the Time Lock?
@stargazer0118 @ilyootha @yoshfiction @YaelMoise Maybe it wasn't his suit? Maybe the Doctor just wanted Orson to make a fashion statement when he called Clara, and lent him his space suit.
1 week, 5 days ago on DWM: Things will never be the same again after Kill the Moon
@MaraBackman Causes the young girl to die, perhaps?
@Rani Nose @Oodkind I think children should be shown to die in Doctor Who. It really would add an uncertainty over whom will live.
@Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen He's shown changing the lightbulb on top of the TARDIS in Pond Life, so it can't be that.
Depending on the vote of the referendum, an interesting article could be How would Scottish Independence effect Doctor Who? First of all, we'd no longer have a British Doctor. The actor and executive producer would both be foreign.
1 week, 6 days ago on The Caretaker BBC Synopsis
@MetamorphmagusWho met 7, 8 and Ace Some Strictly viewers may stay on the channel and casually watch Doctor Who.
@ilyootha @The Lazy Cat Is Baffled By Clara Oswald The three founders of Time Lord Society were Rassilon, Omega and the Other, if I am correct. I'm quite sure that the Other is canon and has something to do with the Doctor, as implied in Remembrence of the Daleks.
1 week, 6 days ago on Listen Review
@MaraBackman @ Notsosmartguy: Time Thievious Racoonus Unless you're Adric, of course.
I thought that barn was on another planet involved in the war but not Gallifrey. I thought wrongly.
@Deus_Ex_Machina I think it is great that Moffat is allowing these little easter eggs into the show. This is the sort of referencing which does not detract from the plot. It is also good that comic book characters are now being included, as for many years the television show was not on air.
2 weeks ago on Next Time: Time Heist
We saw the alien! We clearly saw something, so there was a monster!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
I have to say, I hated Series 7 Clara, but this Clara is such an improvement. Her characterisation is much better; it feels as though she is a real, three-dimensional person.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@The Moment @MrRazza, Investigating Missy and Mr Pink @JP7 But we saw it! Or is Moffat trying to make us think we imagined it too?
@bl0ndie98 It's confusing. Perhaps there was a monster, and Clara teaches the Doctor that it's okay to be afraid of it?
@JonathanLaws @TheDoctor_is_in @The Abominable Zombie @IceDaleks If pre-war Gallifrey is not time-locked, then why doesn't the Doctor visit it more often?
@Buckeyesfan He probably took it back from the table whilst escaping the castle.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood
George Stevenson in The Mark of the Rani. Ridiculous northern accents, mind you.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Why I Love… Celebrity Historicals
@Romanadvoratrelundar @MoserGray I think people prefer to watch shows like the X Factor live, but will still watch a drama like Doctor Who later on the iPlayer.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Into the Dalek UK Ratings
I saw this in the cinema, and I have to say, the Sixth Doctor joke about him dying from physical exercise was quite amusing.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Watch the Deep Breath Cinema “Prequel”
That middle eight really needs to return to the closing credits. It is perhaps my favourite section of the theme tune. I was glad that it appeared in the 50th at least.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Examining Series 8’s New Title Sequence
The music in the trailer sounds familiar, but I can't quite place it.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Next Time: Robot of Sherwood
It's interesting how Moffat depicts the Anglican Church of the future as accepting agay marriage.
1 month ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
It would be helpful if these statistics could be compared with the average proportion of non- heterosexual people in the population. The last time I checked the figure was around five or ten per cent though I could be wrong. If the proportions are similar then I am fine with the current level of LGBT representation. On another note, surely Vastra and Jenny would have struggled to find priest whom would marry them in Victorian London?
Perhaps my favourite TARDIS team: the Fifth Doctor, Adric, Nyssa and Tegan. I might consider purchasing it.
1 month, 1 week ago on Review: The Fifth Doctor Box Set (Spoiler-Free)
@Clara Laurinda @Jenna Coleslaw @The Eleventh Doctor @Antee991166 It was called the Zero Room, and later it became the Zero Cabinet when it had to be destroyed for fuel to escape the big bang in Castrovalva.
1 month, 1 week ago on Deep Breath Clip
Why not just call it Doctor Who Confidential?
1 month, 1 week ago on “Doctor Who Extra” Announced
The thing I dislike about Clara most is the fact that she is too similar to the other New Who companions: young, female, from the present and human. We have had these primary companions for almost ten years now. Perhaps it is time to introduce a primary, solitary male or alien companion instead?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Popular / Unpopular Opinion: Clara Oswald
In the final comment, which Baker is he referring to? I'd assume that it's Tom, but I really hope it could be Colin.
2 months ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up
@floppy_who @TAFKA-A In a way, I think that the Sixth Doctor's outfit matched his personality. It made a statement; it was harsh and flamboyant; here was a man whom cared little of what you thought of his outfit.
2 months ago on Moffat on Capaldi’s “Grey-haired stick-insect” Look
@The Mind Probe Perhaps Foxes is the entertainment on the Orient Express?
2 months, 1 week ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8
@Moxx The Doctor seems quite content and is happy reading a book with his tea in an armchair at the start of the movie; he seems rather vexed and disturbed by the Master's reappearance and his quest to transport his body. Almost unwilling to act, in a way. Yet the regeneration leads to a new willingness for adventure. In fact, I would put it forward that perhaps the reason why he does not bother to check where he has landed, prior to being shot, is because he has been out of the action for so long.
2 months, 1 week ago on How does the TARDIS reflect the Doctor?
We have to remember that the McGann console room was actually first used by the Seventh Doctor. I think it suits him better; after many years he has settled down, making his home more comfortable.
I quite like the three 80s themes: the one from Tom Baker's final season to the Sixth Doctor's first full series, the theme for The Trial of a Time Lord and the Seventh Doctor theme. I especially like the use of an (electronic) harpsichord in the middle eight of the McCoy theme; it is such a nice contrast.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Importance of Doctor Who’s Theme Tunes
@Hibernus On a similar note, I've just finished reading Snowglobe 7, in which the Tenth Doctor and Martha battle giant furry spider-like creatures in a research dome in 2099 Dubai. The Doctor does not seem fazed by them at all.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on First 12th Doctor Novels Detailed
I have quite a lot of the Tenth Doctor novels, a fair number of the Eleventh Doctor ones and I have one Fourth Doctor novel. They're all excellent examples of Doctor Who, yet some stand out as my favourites, such as:
The Silent Stars Go By
Prisoner of the Daleks
Terror of the Zygons
Touched by an Angel
Prisoner of the Daleks is one of the best Dalek stories in any medium, with the Doctor travelling alone and many supporting characters being exterminated all around him. Slave labour features and there is no traditional companion figure, as that character meets a rather unfortunate end.
The Silent Stars Go By is a very festive story and is longer than the other novels; it features the Ice Warriors and another more ruthless enemy. The locals are very well written and their society is deeply explored. Rory excells and the Ice Warriors are excellent. Also, all of the chapter titles are named after Christmas carols or lines from them but yet they all fit very well with the subject matter. I find myself reading it almost every Christmas.
I have to say that I worry about episode 2. I like the Daleks very much, yet they never seem to kill anyone nowadays. They should show no mercy, being cunning and ruthless. Into the Dalek could be excellent if the Daleks actually do something evil, however if this is simply another appearance for the sake of it I will be most displeased.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown
@Hibernus It sounds quite similar to the work of Einaudi in style, especially the opening.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
@TardisBoy Thank you.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8: New Teaser Trailer “I see into your soul, Doctor”
What was that last word which was said? I can't quite make it out.
Of course, this could increase the risk of spoilers escaping.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Series 8: Watch Deep Breath First
@RyanFee The plot thickens...
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave
@DrZalgo Perhaps taken by the Doctor as his new companion.
3 months ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Beyond the Grave
Look at Broadchurch. Eight episodes with one arc, with plenty of room for detailed character development. Even better, it featured countless Doctor Who stars, writers, producers and directors.
3 months ago on Is the Current Format a Serial Killer?
@Djornad I just hope that McGilliop returns as well. He was rather important in UNIT and the 50th Special.
3 months ago on Series 8 Finale Filming: Returning Characters & Monster
@Beasts_a_Snarling @Adric the Genius I'm quite averse to change. Also, the humans survive to the year 100 trillion, without being Time Lords.
3 months ago on An Earthly Gallifrey
A few more deaths would be nice, especially in Dalek episodes. If children or other vulnerable characters were to be killed, this would perhaps increase the fear factor of the show and give it a darker tone.
3 months ago on Should Doctor Who Adopt a Darker Tone?
Remembrance of the Daleks: it is five o'clock or so, as stated by the television, in November, yet London is still very light outside. Why?
3 months, 1 week ago on WHOops! When Doctor Who Gets It Wrong