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I think it was more the case that clara just wanted to tell danny everything over the phone where it would be easier-hence sticky notes- then let the news sink in before he got round to hers then he could talk about it face to face with her, once they were both in the know rather than awkward face to face explanation and initial reaction
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Clara’s Mysterious Phone Call: A Theory
The thrill is in the chase not in the capture as agatha christie said, whether we find out anything new or guess correctly (often this can make the finale in fact less exciting) is irrelevant the fact that we can theorise even if it is just "a shot in the dark" knowing that our answers will eventually be satisfied is what makes big story arcs so exciting.
4 months ago on The Trouble with Story Arcs
is this officially a clara-lite episode?
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Next Time: Mummy on the Orient Express
On my iPhone when I click #12 it starts calling the number
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Kill the Moon – 12 Hints & Teasers
Dark water/death in heaven's got to be at the top, but i'm also psyked for kill the moon next week and flatline sounds like it could have an interesting premise, we know too little about ep 10 (cos it was filmed and announced last and I don't think theres been any pics) to judge, and I can take or leave mummy on the orient express
5 months ago on Poll: Your Most Anticipated Series 8 Story (Eps 7-12)
i bet the architect will be the teller
5 months, 1 week ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review
@Rani Nose I think she'll be in either this one and not listen, or in listen but not this (more likely the 2nd) either way her next appearance will probably reveal more/flesh otu her character a little, cos its getting dull seeing her doing the same each week without any explanation
6 months ago on Next Time: Robot of Sherwood
@sontaran17 it sounds to me like we're gonna be in for some pretty good villains anyway, the doctor's nightmares in listen, the teller in time heist, skovox blitzer and a living forest are just a few to mention
6 months ago on Ferdinando on the Possible Return of Half-Face
the one where the doctor translated for the dinosaur was really beautiful i thought
6 months, 1 week ago on 12 Great Moments From Deep Breath
I think just hearing 11's voice on the phone would be fine, I think shooting actual scenes with matt onscreen was jarring
6 months, 1 week ago on Moffat on THAT Deep Breath Cameo
@Ivegotkidneys is in a Dalek @Ninjauthor he narrated those short bts vids for s7 episodes
6 months, 1 week ago on Doctor Who Extra: Deep Breath
@Ivegotkidneys is in a Dalek at least he's better than richard bacon
I think we'll probably get something to mark 10 years, but a tv special is unlikely
6 months, 3 weeks ago on No 10th Anniversary Special For New Who?
I'm a bit worried that episodes 1,3 and 6 all have robot villains, especially when with episode 2 being about daleks capaldis not gonna face a non artifcial villain for his first 3 weeks
7 months ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE
I don't think we need such a heavy emphasis on arc, one of the joys and unique things about who is the ability to be somewhere completely different each week
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Where Doctor Who Could Improve and How
I think he'll be voice only
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Sanjeev Bhaskar Cast in Series 8 Finale
@Planet of the Deaf GoT is hardly cult its probably the most popular show on the planet at the moment
8 months ago on Should Doctor Who Adopt a Darker Tone?
I don't see why they didn't just include ep 10 in block 5, that makes 6 nice even 2 ep blocks, this probably means episode 9 is very effects heavy and needs more time in post production or one of them has a very high budget
8 months, 1 week ago on Series 8: The Almost Complete Line-Up
Looks like this from the same episode as the pics from Bristol
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: Smaller on the Outside
Much prefer Clara to Amy
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Clara Oswald – A Question of Perspective
i think one of the problems of bringing back galifrey is not damaging the aura of mystery around the planet, by keeping it in an un-reachable pocket universe they keep it alive, but if the doctor went there and we saw it for ourselves it might ruin some of the magic around it if not handled carefully, a good way to do this would be to show galifrey on its knees struggling to recover from the war in isolation
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Why Bringing Back Gallifrey is Wrong
@Planet of the Deaf I imagine they have a tight budget for these things and capaldi and coleman probably cant spend ages on a tour so I doubt its that hard
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who World Tour To Promote Series 8
wheres the picture of tennant and gillan from?
8 months, 3 weeks ago on What if… Tennant had stayed for Series 5?
I think part 1 is rubbish but part 2 particularly the end is a fitting farewell
8 months, 4 weeks ago on The End of Time: Why it Needs More Love
great article, Im not a medical expert but could the increased supply of energy to the brain be what allows the doctor a greater memory and efficient quick recall of knowledge from that to solve problems faster?
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Two Hearts: Better than One?
some good points although I think jenny should just be a one episode fun character, i think moffat suggested to rtd to revive her not cos he was planning to use her again but simply because it made a better ending to the episode
9 months ago on Bring Back… Jenny, the Doctor’s Daughter
why does the previously vid use the got typeface
9 months ago on Weird and Wonderful
I always find the 2nd 1/2 of season's are better than the first,
9 months ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 5 (Episodes 7-13)
AC 10/10 HE 7/10 (good setting up and silurian attack but little else) Cb 8/10 (great episode wheres all the negativity coming from) VATD 9/10 (good but a little overrated) TPO (excellent start to the finale) TBB 7/10 (lacklustre but harmless)
why so low for the lodger, or hungry earth
11th hour: 10/10 (excellent) beast below: 7/10 (there were a lot of flaws but I'll give it the benefit of the doubt cos it worked overall) victory of the daleks: 6/10 ( a rare gatiss misfire, there are some great elements but it feels too lacklustre) angels 2 parter 3/10 (overly complicated and the endings just silly so despite some good characters the way the episodes ruined the angels for me leaves it so low) Vampires of venice 4/10 (just dull)
9 months ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 5 (Episodes 1-6)
does anyone know what the production blocks are and how far through filming they are, I know that block 1 was ep's 1 and I think Block 2 was eps 4 and 5 and judging by how recently they've both been filmed and their same directors I think block 3 is 3&6, so does anyone know if they've moved on to block 4 yet which is presumably 7 and 8, or whether they're still filming ep 6? and also why douglas mackinnon is filming 2 eps in one block but only one in another?
9 months ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE
I was unaware Moffat was against a female dr anyway I swear he said many times that he said it was just a case of finding the right actress
9 months ago on Sexism and Doctor Who: The Truth
First anti Moffat is sexist viewpoint I agree with but I think that this style of writing particularly in s5 and s6A can be easily misconstrued
I think this is the best way to do it, I like 2 parters but thought they worked best as finales or eps 4 & 5 so this is just the right number I also think 12 episodes is a better number than 13 as the series will be more streamlined and episode 11 always felt a bit awkward squashed between 2 two-parters, its a bit of a gamble though giving the series finale to a newcomer director though
9 months ago on Two-Part Finale for Series 8
@TheOncomingHurricane @Gustaff can we not generalise so much I don't like a lot of what moffats done with the show, but just because I'm what might be called a moffat hater doesn't mean I join in with all of these ludicrous criticisms of him, can we not stereotype moffat critics based on what the most vocal minority of them do
9 months ago on Moffat Clarifies “Ugly Doctors” Comments
@Calebxy @Notsosmartguy the Superior Venom scriptwriter who writes most dc comics movies adaptations and the da vincis demons tv show
rita from the god complex would have made a good companion as well
9 months, 1 week ago on 5 Could Have Been Companions
I really think lady christina de souza would have made an amazing companion
I really like cold war, I don't know why the reviews were so mixed when it first came out
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Dalek or Cold War?
although I recognise the flaws you mention here (and they're good ones I haven't heard before) I Still think its a great episode and one of my favourites from smith's time as the doctor
9 months, 2 weeks ago on An Opinion Divided: The Time of the Doctor
@WiblyWoblyTimyWimyMOFFAT yeh but didn't he write that book anyway?
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Bring Back… Paul Cornell
hopefully this is true, 2 parters always work best as finales, bit apprehensive about having a new director do the finale, but I;m open to it
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Two-Part Finale for Series 8
Paul cornell's episodes are all so great, he should definitely return. does anyone know why he hasn't so far, he's a really big fan of the show (even writing books during the wilderness years) so why hasn't he come back since season 3?
it could just be coal hill school as a whole will feature prominently remember that tristan beint was rumored to be a companion a while back and nothing came of that so maybe we'll just go to coal hill often
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Another New Companion for Series 8?
maybe she'll be recurring this season then promoted to a companion next season based on how well she's received, but although it might mean another introduction (which we'll already have 2 off with capaldi and anderson being new regulars this season) I'm all for this a larger tardis crew is new for the revived series and creates a more interesting dynamic and means we don't need a new earth set companion intro episode whenever one companion leaves because there'll be overlap with the rest of the tardis crew
@Deus_Ex_Machina my problem is that people comment saying people will make statmements like these, before they do suggesting that there is some group of fans out there who will do anything to bring down moffat and that the sexist critiques are all just part of this master plan
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Rachel Talalay Directing Series 8
@Planet of the Deaf @Deus_Ex_Machina I'm not arguing about sexism in the writing thats a debate for another comment section. what I'm annoyed that is that people keep commenting about some kind of moffat hate brigade who use this news to hate on him and make more sexist allegations which in my view hasn't happened yet
love the way everyone jumps on people for being sexism crazy moffat haters before they say anything, I don't accuse moffat of being sexist in who he employs (besides i think the BBC probably ahs the final say in that anyway)only in the way he writes characters
@TheCapaldiMasterplan @Master Michael Moon we already are going over the pond to lanzarote