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@TheOncomingHurricane @SirTrey @stargazer0118 @ Notsosmartguy: Time Thievious Racoonus Hahaha Fair enough...I was trying to be a bit generous with that one to balance out any personal dislike for Ms. Tyler.  

Even then, though, considering how much she'd been a focus in Series 1-4 (and considering the more...grating...parts of her personality), it made sense that she'd feel left out of the giant Doctor-Avengers that was forming, and constantly be seen angry about it/fighting to get back.  That she'd be with Ten at his first "regeneration" and then somehow, despite all of the companions that showed up in those two episodes (including current one Donna), it would be Rose at the Doctor's side with Davros in the ship.  

It felt reasonable considering how many other places Davies had managed to shoehorn the character or her presence into.  Isn't she also the last person we see before the opening credits?


3 days, 16 hours ago on Open Discussion: Is There More to Clara Than We Think?

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@KingoftheOod4450 @stargazer0118 ^Double "general" unintended, blasted lack of an edit button :P

4 days, 7 hours ago on Open Discussion: Is There More to Clara Than We Think?

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@KingoftheOod4450 @stargazer0118 I can concede that point with the timestream-jumping, though short an complete rewriting of that entire series' arc I'm not really sure who else could've done that.  

And generally I've given Moffat a bit of a pass for S7's issues in general due to the unusually large amounts of things he had to balance...in addition to usual story duties, he had to wrap up the journey of the Ponds, introduce a new companion and make that one instantly relevant, build up to/write the 50th and prepare for Matt Smith leaving the show.  Most seasons only have one or two of those major events.

4 days, 7 hours ago on Open Discussion: Is There More to Clara Than We Think?

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@Planet of the Deaf Very good point!  With the late Elisabeth Sladen obviously no longer available it wouldn't have felt right to pick another companion over the current one for the things in the 50th IMO (maybe Rose though she's certainly a lot of moments already, and Susan would've been nice but for whatever reason neither RTD nor Moffat have brought Carole Ann Ford back), so who else?  Give that to any of the Doctors and there's massive complaints over that Doctor being more important than all of the others.

4 days, 7 hours ago on Open Discussion: Is There More to Clara Than We Think?

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@Oodkind @supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... In slight defense there, it does seem like he'd originally planned for Eccleston to return and in that case the War Doctor wouldn't have been necessary...sure, he could've just made it McGann but I can see the argument that such an act doesn't seem to ring true for his Doctor.  So, Plan B.  

And even if the War Doctor hadn't appeared, there's little reason to think he would've left before Capaldi finished and then he would've been the last one of the cycle instead of Smith.  That moment was coming under Moffat unless something weird happened.

4 days, 8 hours ago on Open Discussion: Is There More to Clara Than We Think?

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@Planet of the Deaf @supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... @Oodkind Wasn't it 300 years on Trenzalore?  Where did 1,000 come from?  I mean, that's still ages, sure, but not quite as long.

4 days, 8 hours ago on Open Discussion: Is There More to Clara Than We Think?

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@stargazer0118 @ Notsosmartguy: Time Thievious Racoonus I can't see how that's remotely different...I mean, the first episode of this entire revived show was called "Rose" for goodness' sake.  She came back over the course of three distinct series with a major presence in the other one (series 3) and was immediately the focus...which, for the record, wasn't a bad thing.  I never liked Rose as a character but her role rang true more often than not, like in Dalek or Father's Day or Turn Left or The Stolen Earth/Journey's End or even making sure we see her again before the finale at The End of Time.  

Plus, in each episode, the plot has moved forward because of the Doctor.  Deep Breath, be it the dinosaur or his investigation or the entire scene with the Half-Face Man, all the Doctor.  Into the Dalek, that pivotal speech to Rusty: the Doctor.  Robot of Sherwood, who fired the golden arrow and figured out the entire scheme with the castle ship alongside Robin?  The Doctor.  And in Listen, the entire exploration, the opening of the doors, the speech with Rupert that gave Clara her inspiration for the end, was driven by the Doctor.  She's taking more of an active and developed role, certainly, but how that somehow overshadows the Doctor's is beyond me.

4 days, 8 hours ago on Open Discussion: Is There More to Clara Than We Think?

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I'm honestly not sure, though I'm inclined to think she's a bit more connected than "just" being a normal human companion.  But I've never understood why people are irritated that a companion, well, does things, and important things at that, besides get rescued.  The Doctor has never seemed, to me, to be Superman...he's always worked with his companions and needed them to ground him.  

Especially in this new version, the companions have been the viewer's look into the show and often the main character...I wouldn't consider Clara any more important than Rose Tyler, who was somehow involved in just about everything, was the center of multiple episodes (Dalek, the first re-appearance of THE major villain, and Father's Day were much more about her than Nine) and controlled the Time Vortex, or Donna Noble, who became semi-Time Lady and ended up "The most important woman in the universe" or Amy Pond, who basically remembered the universe back into existence.  




4 days, 8 hours ago on Open Discussion: Is There More to Clara Than We Think?

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@supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... @ Notsosmartguy: Time Thievious Racoonus Forgot about Downton Abbey, which really isn't my cup of tea but racks up award nominations and, for PBS, decent viewership.  Point still stands.

6 days, 14 hours ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter

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@DaftDalek is Ceter Papaldi @Grizzlybread @Regenerated Catterson There will be some angry Americans having Revolutionary War flashbacks :P

6 days, 14 hours ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter

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@CherylMyersCotter Very true; I'm lucky enough to have BBC America but quite a few of my friends don't...we can't access iPlayer over here either so if you don't have a friend you can hang out with every single Saturday your only other option short of, like you said, waiting a year is various less-than-legal online sources.  Series 1-4 aired on Syfy (Sci-Fi before the unnecessary name change) which isn't exactly a huge channel but probably has more viewers than BBC America.  PBS would be nice too since that's where Sherlock airs.

6 days, 14 hours ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter

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@Doctor What @april10th87 I'm not sure if any of these numbers take US viewers into account, but a question from someone in the States...are Saturdays normally the UK's biggest television day/night?  Over here Saturdays are a dead zone; aside from the 40-year-running comedy institution Saturday Night Live and sports pretty much NOTHING from US studios ever airs new on Saturdays, and that's when Doctor Who comes on.  I presume they think that's when people are out doing things...so that probably causes more Americans to watch the show later as well.

6 days, 14 hours ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter

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@supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... @ Notsosmartguy: Time Thievious Racoonus And I can testify that over here in the USA the show is really starting to catch on, theater showings are selling out, it was on the cover of a major weekly entertainment magazine not once but twice last year and certainly has a buzz.  

Much as American film studios are ok with diminishing domestic returns due to increasing international revenues, the BBC is surely aware of Doctor Who's popularity across the world - as seen by the tour - and would be very ill-advised to cancel such a show.  I can't think of any other non-American English-language show that gets anywhere near this kind of talk, save maybe Orphan Black and that's mostly from critics.

6 days, 14 hours ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter

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@mlawesome I consider Sherlock and Doctor Who to be pretty far away from each other in terms of style and concepts so being good at one wouldn't necessarily indicate being good in the other...I mean, for example I love Gatiss' work on Sherlock but until Robot of Sherwood I wouldn't say there was a Doctor Who episode of his I legitimately liked.  

With Thompson I actually enjoyed Journey, which puts me in the minority, but definitely felt like Black Spot was meh.  Interested in seeing what he does next either way, and feeling more optimistic in general after Sherwood.  At least for me I feel that if I can turn around on Gatiss anything is possible haha

1 week, 2 days ago on Time Heist BBC Synopsis

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I guess I just really don't like Gatiss' writing style usually, which makes how much I greatly enjoyed Robot of Sherwood even more of a pleasant surprise.  The others are pretty much all in my bottom three for their respective seasons.  I'd put his S7 episodes 2nd and 3rd but that's REALLY not saying much for me.  Sherwood all the way.


1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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EASILY my favorite episode from Mark Gatiss, and my opinions of his prior episodes have ranged from "meh" to "that was an hour of my life I will never get back". Witty, lighthearted, fun, excellent performances and balances well between Into the Dalek and Listen. A solid 9 from me, which is probably 3 or 4 points higher than any previous Gatiss episode.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood

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@ilyootha Entirely fair, he's only got two.  Does that still lack of prejudgment still extend to Mark Gatiss though? :P

I kid, I kid.  Mostly.  Really am trying to keep an open mind about this week's episode.



2 weeks, 3 days ago on Time Heist BBC Synopsis

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@TheOncomingHurricane @AztecsDaleksAndCavemen I don't really have much of a feeling towards Briggs, not familiar with any of his work besides the Dalek voices, but I just wanted to say you have a brilliant profile pic.  Jenny was downright entrancing in that scene.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours

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@Sephora is Scottish now Closest thing we've had is Gaiman but Nightmare in Silver was nowhere near as fulfilling as The Doctor's Wife...having a second in command is a good safety net.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours

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@Master Michael Moon @Rorschach's_Journal_of_Impossible_Things Upon a re-watch that was the only "big speech" moment that felt akin to the end of Eleventh Hour...I doubt Twelve has those moments in the same way as Eleven but whenever he has one of those darkly intense speeches it's going to melt people's faces off.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath

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@GabrieleLiuzzi @Planet of the Deaf I agree about Amy, though in Deep Breath's defense Jenny's pretty attractive there too :P

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath

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@They're all my favorite Doctor @SirTrey To be clear, I still really enjoyed Deep Breath.  I didn't even really "dislike" the beginning, I just felt that it was paced a little strangely.  Also, while I don't mind the Paternoster Gang as much as others, especially in this episode, the slapstick sound effect when Vastra knocked out the Doctor or when Strax clocked Clara with the paper just felt...weird.  I know those were the "for the kiddies" balance moments but they felt plenty funny without those exaggerations.  "Kill him with acid" had me giggling anyway without hitting her in the head.    The scene in the alley was excellent, as was Clara's explosion to Vastra, I just felt like the episode bounced around.

After the dinosaur "combusted", however, it kicked into high gear and from then on I was riveted.  The episode benefited from the extra time, the Doctor and Clara have a fascinating new dynamic (the restaurant, the scene with Clara after her capture) and Clara herself is more interesting here than anywhere in S7, and I actually LIKED the Impossible Girl arc.  Seeing him leave her alone, then saunter in and talk to the half-man/other clockwork droids, the scene with the drink and death, his monologue to Clara at the end...all gave insight to this new Doctor in a way we didn't get immediately for Eleven.  And as for the episode, Eleven's call had me tearing up, as did Twelve's heartwrenching "Just see me". 



Take the end of "The Beast Below"...just an ok episode IMO, but great insight into Eleven when he's agonizing over having to potentially kill that whale and no longer being called "The Doctor" (also the first seeds of the "name" arc).  "Deep Breath" was full of those moments.


It's a 10 vs a 9 in terms of episode quality for me, the criticisms are just magnified when you have to focus on smaller things.  The episodes are both great and do different things very well, and for me they're the top two season openers, just ahead of Christmas Invasion.  But yeah, I'd say Deep Breath introduces the Doctor better while Eleventh Hour introduces the show better.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath

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You see, here's my problem...the question asks, "Which was the better Doctor debut"?  And, for me, that's different than "Which was the better episode?"  

As far as I'm concerned, "The Eleventh Hour" is one of the top 5 or so best episodes in all of New Who.  It crackles from start to finish.  But, as for the Doctor himself, you really don't get as much besides he's a bit daft and really cool/good at everything, aside from that brilliant final speech which is more fanservice than anything else.  His layers come later.  

Meanwhile, in "Deep Breath", I feel like there was more insight into the depth of the Twelfth Doctor's character, which makes for a better debut for him...Eleventh Hour was almost more about Amy Pond - and that MUSIC - than the Doctor.  That's far from a bad thing but makes for a weird distinction here.  "Deep Breath" doesn't work as well episode-wise...the beginning is a bit clunky and it's a slow burn that will work better in retrospect if the season/Doctor is a good one.  You probably wouldn't show a new viewer "Deep Breath" first...while "Eleventh Hour" is near-perfect as a singular piece of work.  However, for the fans watching the Doctor's journey, "Deep Breath" looks to be excellent.  

So, because of that, while I think "The Eleventh Hour" was a better episode, "Deep Breath" was a better debut for its Doctor.  

And yes, I realize this is all semantics and the poll was likely asking which episode you liked more. ;)


3 weeks, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath

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With regards to Clara's reaction, I somewhat understand her petulance.  It's one thing to be aware of regeneration - she seems to know of her prior selves working with the Doctor after jumping into the timestream and saw all prior incarnations - but entirely another matter to see it in front of you with the Doctor you've been traveling with for quite a while and begun to fancy.  It's one of those things that would still be rather shocking and difficult.

Also, we don't know if she was ever near or with any of the Doctors in the background during their regeneration or shortly afterwards so she may not have been aware of how it occurs or the general confusion the Doctor feels after a regeneration...I'm sure his sudden lack of memory regarding her name and how to fly the TARDIS was rather concerning.   Finally, we're also not sure how much time passed between the end of Time of the Doctor and the beginning of Deep Breath; if it was a very short timeframe, she would've gone in maybe a half hour from thinking the Doctor was going to die permanently to watching her Doctor change to hearing him not remember her and getting swallowed by a dinosaur.  Lots to take in, so I'll excuse a bit of an overreaction at first.  

3 weeks, 4 days ago on 2nd Opinion: Deep Breath

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Listen sounds extremely intriguing (as does Flatline from yesterday's previews) - maybe we're finally getting another Doctor-lite and companion-lite episode of sorts.  And I'll try to stay optimistic about Gatiss handling Robin Hood...first time watching a new Doctor and new series while caught up and I'm more excited than I've been for any show in ages!

1 month ago on Details on Series 8’s First Four Episodes

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I realize that people like the safety and comfort of clean explanations and unambiguous announcements but surprise can be a good thing too.  In 95% of shows you ALWAYS know the lead character is going to make it out of any scrape, any issue...it's nice, but also becomes a bit rote.  With Doctor Who, there's always a 6-12 month lead time before a Doctor leaves and so anytime before that you can always brush off any danger by the end of the episode.  I find the idea of starting the season in, well, darkness refreshing.  

Capaldi is an awesome actor and I'd love to see him stay on for a few years but the show clearly survives and arguably is built on change so, for me at least, sacrificing some safety for the thrilling, suspenseful unknown would be an interesting change of pace.  Realistically he's likely staying on but - and this could really count for the entire Moffat era - just because everything isn't blatantly spelled out in 100% clear terms doesn't mean it's bad.



1 month, 1 week ago on Capaldi Unclear on Series 9 Return

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@TaylorBoone And also...I haven't watched the first 16 seasons of the Classic Series, but the first time the phrase "Time Lady" was used was in City of Death.  Were there no female Time Lords (also, this is the overarching name for their people, much as there isn't a separate term for female Americans, so to speak) or had they just all been called "Time Lords" under a blanket statement because the term is interchangeable?  

Finally, there was Jenny, who had Time Lord DNA and was always referred to with those terms, not "Time Lady" DNA.  Same goes for when Donna was "part human, part Time LORD".  That phrasing doesn't indicate gender.

1 month, 1 week ago on Doctor Who’s Biggest Missed Opportunity: A Surprise Regeneration

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@TaylorBoone There's also the canonical mention of the Corsair in "The Doctor's Wife", who pretty explicitly a) was a Gallifreyan/Time Lord and b) switched genders.   


Also, in "The Parting of the Ways" Nine says to Rose that he might not even end up looking humanoid - "two heads, or no head".  I doubt a simple semantic use of language would survive if a Doctor changed physical/physiological form in such a manner; if their heads - a pretty important part - can change, why not other parts of their body?  

There's also Xisco's point below...we don't know what the Time Lords call themselves any more than we know the real names of the Doctor or the Master or any more than we can read high Gallifreyan, which may not even make a gender distinction.

1 month, 1 week ago on Doctor Who’s Biggest Missed Opportunity: A Surprise Regeneration

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I doubt they do a full-on "special", but something like The Two Doctors with 8 or 9 and 12 would be amazing to watch.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on No 10th Anniversary Special For New Who?

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This is the first time I'll be watching the new episodes as they air in full context after catching up with the series last summer before the 50th and I'm more excited for this buildup than probably any other show ever save final seasons of a few favorites!  Just can't wait.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on BBC News Series 8 Preview Featuring Into the Dalek Clips

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@Polyphase I haven't come across anyone who thinks the Doctor's resemblance should be some kind of series arc or anything like that, but it would be a cool note, much like the brief acknowledgement of Eve Myles double appearance in "Journey's End"...there are two simple reasons this didn't come up then and did now: 1) It's the Doctor, so people  notice a bit more than with a character from a spin-off, and 2) There was a year between casting and 8 months between his first full appearance and the beginning of Season 8, so people are talking about it a lot.  

Add that to Davies already telling Moffat he had an explanation from back in the Torchwood days (which means no less an authority than a prior showrunner "needed", or at least wanted and had thought of, an explanation) and why not just throw it in?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who and the Doppelganger Dilemma

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@Kathrin Lily Franke @ Notsosmartguy is superior again!!!!!!!!! @Master Michael Moon I was under the impression he had traveled for a much longer timeframe between The Waters of Mars and The End of Time...could be wrong though.  I know the Doctor's age is always a rather inconclusive subject...

1 month, 2 weeks ago on When Doctor Who Addresses Its Past

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I don't mind one way or the other; while I'm not planning to go (time and money), it would likely be pretty cool to see on the big screen and I'd be very excited if it helped lead to a feature of some sort, or even something like an "Easter Special" between seasons.  
















Regarding why previous episodes weren't there - specifically the two examples cited - there was likely a contractual reason for the 8th Doctor's tv movie since it was made specifically for FOX, an American network.  As for "Rose", nobody knew if the show was going to be a success and launching in cinemas would've been an extremely bold maneuver.

















1 month, 2 weeks ago on Does Deep Breath Really Deserve a Theatrical Release?

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@supermoff I was obsessed with Bond long before discovering Doctor Who...in my head, James Bond is a codename, not just one solid person.  If that's the case, it could be possible...canonically, it mostly held up until Skyfall, which both somewhat supports the idea while also shooting it to hell :P  I will say that if it happened I'd probably pass out haha  As for the events being special, I'd take one with 9 (or 8, though he had Night of the Doctor) but wouldn't want to see 10 or 11 for a while because of their role in the 50th.  Same goes for if somehow 6 or 7 popped back up, as unlikely (ok, pretty much impossible) as that is...4 and 5 have had their moments in the 50th and Time Crash but the others haven't been seen in ages.









1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Future of Multi-Doctor Stories

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@TheCapaldiMasterplan @SirTrey @PaddyB @AlessandroArsuffi @jamesanash101 I'll just have to watch it again...for some reason there seems to be one episode from each season that's just lost in my memory...from a quick Wiki look: Unquiet Dead, Idiot's Lantern, 42, Unicorn and the Wasp, Vampires of Venice, Black Spot and Crimson Horror.  It's not even that I dislike the episodes, I could only just give you very brief summaries of what happens and I normally have a good memory.  Eventually I'll re-watch all of New Who and perspectives the second time around could be interesting.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up

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@TheNightmareChild sees into your soul! @SirTrey @HitchcockWhovian @newhorizons I felt decently annoyed about most of the episode for a couple of reasons: I'd wanted to see that strong Martha who gets to do something all season but felt that she was mostly written as not-Rose and treated that way by the writers/Ten all year.  And then the setup was largely a giant Macguffin (the Doctor somehow told her all of that, and specifically how to kill the Master - which he'd never do - in 5-10 seconds) before things got pretty ridiculous. 


















There were also some little things, like how there were apparently "6 billion" Toclafane and yet they missed the guy smuggling Martha in and sneaking into a base, only spotting them at the safest point.




As for DoctorDobby, it wasn't even really the effects - the aging part didn't bother me as much as the magic resurrection and lines like "I was able to tune myself into the psychic network and integrate with its matrices" causing the Master to shriek over a hug and forgiveness, then 30 seconds later he's fine and JesusDoctor is gone just fast enough that he can't stop the shooting.



































I was also frustrated since the first two were SO GOOD and Simm excellent, if directed to be a bit over-the-top.  Despite all of what I just said, I don't really "hate" any episode, I'd probably give it a 5 and it might not even be the kookiest finale since Wedding of River Song exists lol  But hey, I can see how it would be liked, I don't think you're "crazy" or anything :)  





1 month, 3 weeks ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up

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Sounds like some very interesting concepts for each and every episode, though I can't say I'm excited to see that Gatiss is helming the Robin Hood episode but hey, I've liked his work in Sherlock so maybe things will finally click.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE

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@TheCapaldiMasterplan @PaddyB @AlessandroArsuffi @jamesanash101 I guess my cheeky reply there would be that that's not a very high bar :P  All joking aside, I don't hate 42...I just barely remember it.  Would probably say Hungry Earth/Cold Blood is my favorite of his.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up

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Looks like Vastra's been watching The Usual Suspects...or The Wire. XD

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Deep Breath Pics

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@TheNightmareChild sees into your soul! @HitchcockWhovian @newhorizons I've been revisiting the finales from each season but wanted to give myself context so I reviewed what happened in the seasons leading up to the end.  With Series 2 I myself felt that it had a lot of meh episodes and would only really revisit Christmas Invasion, Girl in the Fireplace and Impossible Planet/Satan Pit.  As for Rose, at least one person's POV...I bought her and Nine a lot more than her and Ten until Planet/Pit, but that was pretty late into the season.  Also never liked how she treated Mickey/her mother.  ******   Sorry for the lack of spacing, for some reason it's not letting me hit enter. *****  Season 3 was much better than I remembered in terms of individual episodes (aside from the run from Gridlock - 42 they're very solid) and Tennant's acting in Nature/Blood is probably the best from any Doctor in New Who.  But I think it's remembered badly for two reasons; 1) Many of us felt that Martha was horribly underwritten aside from being not-Rose and 2) Last of the Time Lords was a trainwreck, which is sad considering Utopia was fantastic and Drums works well pretty much up to Voodoo Child and Gollum Doctor.  The resolution is straight out of Peter Pan before it pushes a giant reset button and really sours, at least for me, my memories of the entire series.






1 month, 3 weeks ago on Moffat on Why Series 8 Needed A Big Shake-Up

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@Edymnion @Notsosmartguy  @Planet of the Deaf "Cranked it up even higher"?  The Girl in the Fireplace might just be my favorite episode of New Who (so I'm not saying this from a place of criticism) but I'm not sure how anything 11 did was anywhere near that flirty.  Plus, I never got why flirting was okay but the astoundingly melodramatic last ten minutes or so of "Doomsday" was fine...you'd think if flirting annoyed people then the Doctor getting cut off in the middle of "I love you" would've popped some blood vessels.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Capaldi was Adamant About No Flirting in Series 8

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@NineTenElevenTwelve @Christoph1337 @Gustaff It's been a while since I've seen either but from what I can remember she's overshadowed in both by some unbelievable performances otherwise.  In Human Nature/Family of Blood, I'd call Tennant's acting the best by a Doctor in the entirety of New Who (and Ten is generally far from my favorite)...and in the S3 finale Derek Jacobi and John Simm both steal every scene so thoroughly that it's hard to remember anyone else.  The finale's also muddled by how much of a disaster Last of the Time Lords was...so Martha gets lost in the shuffle.  Personally, I liked her as a character more than Rose but she had far less to do/less interesting moments.

2 months ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences

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@davidbrummy 100% agreed.  I'm not the biggest fan of the 10th Doctor (don't DISLIKE him, to be clear, but he'd be third in New Who for me) but absolutely loved Tennant's performance here because the consequences of Ten's worst attributes became apparent and his emotional shifts from Time Lord Victorious to crushed were stunning.  Wanted to see more of that and we just might here.

2 months ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences

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@Ace Pirosu Regarding point 2, Davies himself has said that she was written as the Doctor's mother and the actress was told that's who she would be playing,  He's acknowledged it could be left open to interpretation since it's never clearly stated, but that was 100% the intention by the original writing and acting. So I think he just largely ignored that statement from 8. - http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Woman_(The_End_of_Time)  


2 months ago on The End of Time: Why it Needs More Love

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The biggest "issue" with a potential Doctor Who film in my eyes is that there's an active series to work around.  With Star Trek and The Inbetweeners the series was done, and even with Star Trek's case they used a reboot of sorts.  There are two ways I could see it happening entirely within canon: as another multi-Doctor story with a giant memory wipe at the end, or potentially at the end of a Doctor's run - think The End of Time.  



There was a full year and a half between the final regular Tennant episode and his 2+ hour finale, which I'd think could be enough to work in a film.  We'd "know" a regeneration is coming but knowing part of an ending doesn't dissuade people from adaptations...and if they could somehow keep the next Doctor's identity a secret the film could be HUGE, both in terms of exciting old fans and getting new ones interested in watching the series with the new Doctor.   I also love the idea that The Last Son of Gallifrey mentioned and The Living Angel elaborated on of having old-Doctor stories with some kind of through line connecting all of them.  Would have to be made by a separate team but that could potentially be a very interesting Netflix series (since 13 films would take FOREVER) consisting of 60 minute mini-movies.  Hell I wouldn't mind that being a season in and of itself but the BBC would likely never approve.



2 months, 2 weeks ago on Does Time Travel Work on the Big Screen?

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@Rani Nose *Applauds*  Fantastic, simply fantastic.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat Teases Massive Series 9 Cliffhanger

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I like the idea that I've seen below that this could lead into a New Who 10th anniversary special episode of sorts for the finale/for Christmas.  Maybe he's finally managed to talk Eccleston into something after Chris saw how wanted he was in the 50th, or maybe it would be a true surprise regeneration, which I think, pulled off right, would be spectacular..  Hey, a man can dream...









2 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat Teases Massive Series 9 Cliffhanger

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