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@TheOncomingSnow @Regenerated Catterson @The_Eternal_Dalek You have a very generous definition of the present then, as it has never crashed then.
3 hours, 42 minutes ago on Details on Series 8′s First Four Episodes
@Regenerated Catterson Not always, it's avoided the earth on a fair few occasions.
5 hours, 52 minutes ago on Details on Series 8′s First Four Episodes
@Lord of Time Matt Smith ruined everything on set. On his first day he was walking around with Steven Moffat and spilled a cup of coffee all over a poor woman. Later on he bumped into another woman and apologised to her for spilling coffee on her earlier. At this point Steven Moffat told him he'd apologised to the wrong woman but he simply responded "No, that was the second cup I spilt".
9 hours, 29 minutes ago on Series 8: 3 Days Teaser
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Anyone else see the problem?
9 hours, 53 minutes ago on “Doctor Who Extra” Announced
@Adric the Genius To separate it from those horrors at BBC Three who axed the show.
11 hours, 30 minutes ago on “Doctor Who Extra” Announced
@SuitMan13 Some will insist it is something different of course just to be horribly awkward...
2 days, 7 hours ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed
@AztecsDaleksAndCavemen It was originally "A River Song Ending" hoping it would end people using acronyms to refer to episodes online.
@TheIdleIdol The second half of the Tenth Doctor's life was a new incarnation, as the Eleventh Doctor would later confirm in The Time of the Doctor. Still the same Doctor and same face, but it was a whole regeneration and knocked him to the twelfth incarnation.
2 days, 14 hours ago on Is Doctor Who History Repeating Itself?
@TheCapaldiMasterplan @The_Eternal_Dalek I would believe that if it wasn't for Danny Cohen's press release.
Needless to say his explanation was nothing short of insulting towards Steven Moffat, basically saying he was incapable of handling two jobs at once and that he must be a dreadful father as well since he clearly takes no time off the shows.
Insult a man's work all you want, but when you start making assumptions about his personal life you've gone too far. As per usual it's a new controller trying to get himself noticed at the BBC, not that commissioning that awful singing show hadn't done that already...
@HohenheimOL He crashed and burned certainly, but if you get shot out of the sky that's inevitable.
@Sharaz_Jek @microbat98 Brain of Morbius presumably, but it had long since been retconned.
Unfortunately history is repeating itself as it is always doomed to. Our only hope is that the comparison is only a temporary "coincidence".
There have been so many events that could be linked and connected up. There's even one you missed, the controller of BBC One pulling a stunt with the broadcasting schedule to make the producer and the show look bad (which did us out of a series in both 1985 and 2012/13).
3 days, 3 hours ago on Is Doctor Who History Repeating Itself?
@VictorWong1 Doctor Who was a cash cow for the BBC even in the 80s (back then of course it was one of the few shows actually making more money for the BBC than it cost to make).
What happened then was somebody didn't like Doctor Who and with some of his friends set up a hate campaign and destroyed the show's reputation. The worrying thing is while there is nobody who hates Doctor Who (that we are aware of) there is a high up exec who isn't a fan of Steven Moffat (in particular the fact he's got two of their biggest shows) and he has attacked Doctor Who in the past because of it. Anything more extreme could place it in a similar position.
@TheAmazingSkyFaller™ Yes, but if you report that exact same story every single year it is going to be correct on one of them.
3 days, 10 hours ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
@MaraBackman Still two years which is definitely longer than most last.
@ilyootha is back in home Universe @sontaran17 @The_Eternal_Dalek Difference is though Catherine Tate had an interrupted run where she wasn't the companion even if she was a "one-off" whereas Jenna Coleman has been in the companion role since The Snowmen. It's a nightmare for "the fans with their lists" (as Steven Moffat likes to call us) but at the end of the day, she's done the work so should get the credit. To start complaining she doesn't deserve it because we have a different version of the character is a bit ridiculous. She stuck with the role longer than anyone else through consecutive episodes.
@ilyootha is back in home Universe @sontaran17 She was a companion in the second one of them, even if it did only last a few seconds before she got chucked off that cloud.
3 days, 15 hours ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
@ilyootha is back in home Universe @The_Eternal_Dalek Jenna Coleman played a companion I the Christmas Special immediately preceding playing Clara in The Bells of Saint John. That's a very good case to put forward for her to take the overall record even if the character doesn't have it the actress does.
Which obviously means that will be when she leaves to add one more complication to things.
@sgerto Bear in mind that half series lasted a year, she's certainly clocked up a lot of chronological time thanks to Danny Cohen's screw up of the scheduling.
@They're all my favorite Doctor @The 14th Doctor It starts the day they come back from the World Tour, so about a week or so.
@sontaran17 @Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd Sadly opposites attract sometimes. Stick so many good people together and thetrolls come out...
@LaraHarris I don't think anyone knows what goes through their heads. All we know is they definitely didn't mean Christmas 2015 (otherwise she would be the longest serving).
@GallifreyAcademy What alternate timeline, is that the one you are living in? Amy was in it from April 2010 to September 2012. That's two and a half years (over three calendar years) certainly not four.
Also just to note, Janet Fielding usurped Elisabeth Sladen's record in 1984 (2 years, 11 months and 16 days is the current record). Unless we talk "first to last" (including decade long breaks) in which case it goes to Nicholas Courtney as the Brigadier. Or K-9 but the actor change breaks that up.
@Romanadvoratrelundar @Nick1995 He was signed up for three but only obliged to do two (and it could have been extended for a fourth).
@Undiscovered Adventure If Jenna stayed on for Christmas 2015 she'd be the longest serving companion outright, never mind the modern show.
@DasManiac Even if it was having its lowest ratings yet (which isn't the case) it most certainly isn't struggling.
The press fires the same rubbish at shows like the X-Factor because the only thing "interesting" other than record breaking ratings is a "huge disastrous collapse" when it comes to headlines. Most shows would kill to get ratings as high as Doctor Who is getting.
6 days, 3 hours ago on Capaldi Unclear on Series 9 Return
@ahunter8056 @The_Eternal_Dalek He threatened to leave the show, his demands weren't met (indeed, their only response was to shove a very large pay cheque under his nose to keep quiet) so he walked with his integrity intact, even if people to this day keep saying it was down to "typecasting" and all sorts of nonsense the BBC have been pumping out since to cover up the truth.
He definitely loved his time on the show, obviously Tennant and Capaldi are different because they've watched the show since childhood but as Eccelston does demonstrate other things can happen that get in the way (obviously we already know he's agreed to do another series as there are already writers working on the scripts).
@ahunter8056 Here we go again... Christopher Eccelston had no problems with the show, his problems were with the BBC.
6 days, 4 hours ago on Capaldi Unclear on Series 9 Return
@VictorWong1 This is the BBC we are talking about here, the ratings are meaningless, only what the high ups like and don't like.
6 days, 5 hours ago on Capaldi Unclear on Series 9 Return
@WhoLocked @supermoff Even if they were planning something he'd probably not know. He's only an actor at the end of the day, not one of the production crew.
@Scootersfood @LGwalchmai95 Capaldi is many things, but controversial he definitely was not.
Indeed he's probably had the most positive reaction of any actor to ever get the role.
@MeglosProductions No, that was Mark Gatiss saying he was writing a script for Capaldi's second series,
@GrannyMumantoog #9 never had any problems with the character or the show, it was some of the idiots running the BBC that he had the problem with (and if what he has said is true "idiots" is indeed the right word to use).
As I've said before Mark Gatiss has already mentioned writing for Capaldi's second series so it isn't that much of a mystery.
6 days, 7 hours ago on Capaldi Unclear on Series 9 Return
@det_bullock @Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! Not content with his looks, I guess he gets that from his mother's side too...
1 week ago on Series 8 “Faces” Deep Breath BBC Radio Trailer
@blawesomejeff Steven Moffat mentioned this very idea a couple of months back (I believe it was in DWM). They've spoiled nothing, Moffat is the writer and he decides what will spoil his script or not.
@GrantBattersby You say that, but you don't know they have been spoiling Deep Breath. Sure there's a couple of things we can place, but many of the clips (including these ones) could (and indeed some definitely are) from later episodes in the series.
Then it turns out he's the Master and all hell breaks loose...
1 week ago on Coleman on Clara and Danny in Series 8
@TardisBoy It's all the same people who do it so it really doesn't matter.
1 week, 3 days ago on Weird and Wonderful
@Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd @TardisBoy Other actors were offered the role before Eccelston, whether they auditioned or not was another matter.
@TheCapaldiMasterplan @Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd I'll take the word of the production team over the word of a random actor any day of the week.
@Blink42 @Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd Actually that's not entirely true, other actors had been offered the role before Christopher Eccelston, most notably Hugh Grant and others had been considered. Indeed, most of the casting choices had several actors under consideration although Tennant was the only choice.
@TheSoundofDrums If it was recorded I'm sure they will be one day. Mind you after seeing Paul McGann's it really concerns me what the other actors were like,
"Of course you might be excited to see it again, but that’s no substitute for how you feel when you’re just about to sit down to watch it for the very first time."
But you'll feel that (if at all) on the second viewing of the episode anyway, so it isn't really against an early viewing, rather a second viewing of any episode (and that's something we don't want to avoid, we don't need any more episodes going in the furnaces of BBC Enterprises).
1 week, 3 days ago on Deep Breath Screenings & Spoilers: Pros & Cons
@Djornad They already said he wouldn't be available until at least a year after the 50th anniversary, so January sounds about right.
1 week, 3 days ago on 2014′s Christmas Special Director
@MrGuymanwatch Some would claim it is because people in Ireland can watch the BBC without paying the license fee, but that didn't stop them filming in Amsterdam...
1 week, 3 days ago on Doctor Who – A Global Phenomenon: Part 8: The Emerald Isle
@TheIdleIdol They still stopped the Time Lords coming back, so they had their victory. The only problem was as you said, it went over dramatic.
It's not going to work if every episode ends with a Dalek humiliation, unless the Doctor is also left equally humiliated. When he hits them hard they should hit him just as hard, that's how you build up a decent rivalry.
1 week, 5 days ago on Moffat on Why the Master Won’t Be Back
@the666thdoctor Which is what makes the current Dalek tactic more interesting because the Doctor doesn't really triumph over them, they always have their own way of gliding/hovering away at the end thinking they have won.
@supermoff Assuming the Master did go to the Time War, and didn't just run off to fight another day.
@StephenAHayes That seems to be more down to RTD than John Simm, but it is certainly a tradition to have a new Master for a new decade.