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@Samuel T. Davern  They last movie? Did alright and made them a slight profit but not well enough to warrant a sequel.


Admittedly that was fifty years ago and standards have changed slightly.

4 hours, 2 minutes ago on Leaked Sony Emails Reveals Doctor Who Movie Plans

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Just one little niggle... if this was true, don't you think somebody would have mentioned to them the fact its a two parter and not just "the opening episode"? That's quite a big flaw in the story.

2 days, 12 hours ago on Series 9 To Open With “Darkest ever plot”?

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@Antee991166  @The_Eternal_Dalek  I think we could be generous and include McGann as a "revival" Doctor, even if its not the last decade, he also still had an episode purely devoted to him.

1 week, 3 days ago on Doctor of the Decade: Rate the Ninth Doctor

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@Antee991166   Only if McGann and Davison are as well.

1 week, 3 days ago on Doctor of the Decade: Rate the Ninth Doctor

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@Mr. Eyebrows  We all live in hope. His problem was always with BBC politics and coer ups and never with the show itself. Big Finish may be a possibility, even if it is a faint one.

1 week, 3 days ago on Doctor of the Decade: Rate the Ninth Doctor

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@Typo42 "Magic Carrots"  Child prodigy is the obvious answer to your third point.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on 5 Candidates for the 13th Doctor

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People wondered why Fearne Cotton wasn't going back to Radio 1 after she comes back from her maternity leave...

2 weeks, 2 days ago on 5 Candidates for the 13th Doctor

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@EvilZygonRabbit  She's signed up for the entire series.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Series 9: The Girl Who Died, and The Woman Who Lived

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@Petyr Cupalldy  As I pointed out below, it's every nerd with Sky Atlantic's dream.


This appearance will change things however.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Series 9: The Girl Who Died, and The Woman Who Lived

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Always find these sorts of announcements interesting. Game of Thrones may be globally famous, but it really doesn't change the fact it's stuck on a back channel with extremely limited access here in the UK so there's a lot of people (including myself) who don't have the faintest idea who on earth she is.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Series 9: The Girl Who Died, and The Woman Who Lived

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@Turtlecake365  As I said eslewhere, there's no such thing. They need to expand their existing license, the BBC don't give out licenses exclusively based around modern Doctor Who (or more correctly they do, but its focused on the Moffat era, you either take everything pre-Moffat, post-Moffat or the lot).

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Big Finish Confirms Audio Stories Until 2020

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@Time_And_Space_Pirate  There's no such thing as a "NuWho license", they just couldn't be bothered renewing the T&Cs and so are stuck with an out of date franchise.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Big Finish Confirms Audio Stories Until 2020

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@Holy Roman Doctor  Um... surely those jobs are both one and the same.

1 month, 1 week ago on 5 Characters From Series 8 That Should Be In Series 9

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"there was rarely any room for filler episodes."


Bit of advice, please look into the difference between a serial/story and an episode. Filler episodes were hardly rare, they were everywhere. The Jon Pertwee era especially suffers a lot during its six parters.

1 month, 1 week ago on Why More Two-Parters Is A Good Thing

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Hate to break it to the Shona lovers, but she's dead. That's if she was even alive in the first place and not just a figment of Clara's imagination (definitely not the Doctor's, he wiped her from his mind the second he walked out but she remained the same).

1 month, 1 week ago on Why Shona McCullough Should Not Return

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@twoheartsonemind (Six Seasons and a Movie)  Doesn't work like that. The writers write long scripts, long episodes are filmed, then they get torn to shreds in the edit afterwards.

1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat Explains Series 9 Two-Parter Increase

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@the Doctor's Euphonium only speaks in speeches  Moffat's in control creatively. He's deciding what happens with the show at all times.


However, he is still going to be told how many episodes are to be produced, and rather crucially how much money he's got to make with them. Two parters went because the larger scale made them more expensive, if the high ups let the constraints slip they are in a far better position to start making them again.

1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat Explains Series 9 Two-Parter Increase

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Time is relative, simple as that. Time itself may change, but time travellers (whether time sensitive like the Doctor or simply time aware like his companions) are granted some degree of immunity to this.


"Planets in the sky" may not have happened to earth, but it still happened to the Doctor (hence the lost regeneration).

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Wibbly Continuity: Filling in the Cracks of the Moffat Era

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@Conall McCormick @ilyootha  Maybe it was, we don't know what the Moonbase of 2050 was like, we see it twenty years later (when The Moonbase takes place) but no doubt by that point it will have been expanded and renovated significantly, it certainly had been by the time it took another twenty year jump to the 2090s in The Seeds of Death.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Wibbly Continuity: Filling in the Cracks of the Moffat Era

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Pertwee's Doctor summed it up best, "That's my best enemy, The Master."


I take that as their equivalent of a "frienemy".

1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Doctor and the Master: Enemies Or Friends?

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@Mr_Chris_W  How do you know she won't also be in the finale? She could be in several stories, Roger Delgado even made it into every single story back in the day for Series 8!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Missy Back in Two-Part Series 9 Opener

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So episodes 1 and 2 AND episodes 3 and four are two parters? They are really pushing the boat out this time round...

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Missy Back in Two-Part Series 9 Opener

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Jo and Cliff... or is it an atrocity to even acknowledge the show's existence prior to 2005 on this article?

2 months ago on Top 10 Whoniverse Couples

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"I dare you not to cry."


The only reason I'd cry is for letting that horrid cow back on the show... nothing against Billie Piper, she played the role very well, but the role was horrible.

2 months ago on What if… Doctors Were Paired With Different Companions?

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@fitzkreiner  The BBC aren't the ones wanting testing, Steven Moffat has been on about getting them to do modern stuff for quite a while. If it was entirely up to them BBC, Big Finish would already making them.

2 months, 1 week ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@Antee991166   Doctor Who is the BBC's most expensive drama outright, simply because the BBC gives a standard rate to any TV show they make based on genre and Doctor Who consistently overspends (dramas are supposed to be a million pounds per hour of screen time, Doctor Who does that per 45 minute episode).

2 months, 1 week ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@HeyProfessor @The_Eternal_Dalek @Gustaff  They can only "nudge, nudge, wink, wink" as they currently are, they are not allowed to give it the official thumbs up without a broadcast.

2 months, 1 week ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@Gustaff  If it gets on the radio, it's canon.

2 months, 1 week ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@Captain Administrator is Ichabod Crane  There's no such thing as a "New Who" license, Big Finish are just operating under an old contract that keeps getting renewed placing them in a unique position amongst merchandisers in only having the first eight Doctors.


Whatever happens now has to be a further unique deal or a complete renegotiation of the existing one.

2 months, 1 week ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@SonicTheHedgehogRules @The_Eternal_Dalek @ilyootha @The G Unitt - It's my initial, I'm not a rap fan  A lot of it certainly is canon, that's not in doubt. The problem is there's that obstacle stopping the production team from saying everything is canon, but they can let some stuff trickle through slowly over time.

2 months, 1 week ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@ilyootha @The_Eternal_Dalek @SonicTheHedgehogRules @The G Unitt - It's my initial, I'm not a rap fan  While obviously not firm proof, if it hasn't been broadcast it cannot be considered canon (as per BBC charter). The bit about it becoming canon is a lot more complicated, but certainly is there.

2 months, 1 week ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@SonicTheHedgehogRules @The G Unitt - It's my initial, I'm not a rap fan  Keep an eye on the schedules for BBC Radio 4 Extra, they broadcast some of the audios there (and in addition anything that gets aired on it gets officially authorised as canon thanks to a loophole in the BBC charter).

2 months, 1 week ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@ Inverted Notsosmartguy   Just get LEGO for that and you can definitely have all of them crossover.

2 months, 1 week ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@SonicTheHedgehogRules @The_Eternal_Dalek  I think it is just because of the awkward way the contract is set up. Now anyone who takes a "classic" license gets the Eccleston and Tennant eras thrown in as well, presumably because Big Finish have just been renewing their contract rather than taking out a new one they have been stuck with just the 20th century stuff unless they get special permission.


In short, it would be easier to get current stuff than RTD stuff.

2 months, 1 week ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@SonicTheHedgehogRules  That's up to Big Finish to sort out.

2 months, 1 week ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@Regenerated Catterson hails CTFxC  Steven Moffat hasn't shut up about it for the past few years so I doubt the BBC have been responsible for holding it back.

2 months, 1 week ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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@jamesrbristow  That's not strictly true, Steven Moffat tried to get a Pasternoster gang spin-off going, unfortunately the BBC made it impossible for him to do unless he gave up one of his other shows (due to writing commitments they would demand on him personally).

2 months, 1 week ago on Kate Stewart Returns in UNIT Extinction

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Nothing wrong with what he said, it is a genuine concern, probably the only one that isn't just blatant sexism or ignorance... that somebody else's sexism or ignorance will destroy the character and/or the show because they can't keep the character the same.


As Steven Moffat has said repeatedly, when you write for the Doctor, you write for the Doctor, it is the actor who makes the subtle differences. Somebody who doesn't understand that may make an absolute mess of it all.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Davison Wants To See Doctor’s Daughter Spin-Off

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The entrance to Omega's universe of course was the black hole that powered Gallifrey until the Doctors made it go super nova. Wouldn't it be the ultimate irony if the Master hadn't been lying and Gallifrey really was where it had always been but in another universe? We already know Gallifrey is at a central point for several universes (for example in had a CVE direct to E-Space) so perhaps it is in one such universe?

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Could Gallifrey Be in Omega’s Dimension?

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@Antee991166   Omega first appeared in the tenth series celebration, not tenth anniversary. "Series 10" then?

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Could Gallifrey Be in Omega’s Dimension?

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One of those curious discussions.


To be perfectly honest with you though, I prefer to take a neutral ground on these things, it is always better to be safe than sorry. As Steven Moffat once observed on another prejudice accusation, he isn't himself sexist, but some of the characters that he writes are. It's a delicate matter all the same, but we all need to be careful in some matters, especially horses that like male pronouns but traditionally female names.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia

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"Not only will this make the movie canon with respect to the show "


No it wouldn't, there are BBC charter regulations preventing them from ever doing something like that, they'd need to also show it on television, otherwise it would have to be non-canon, regardless of how it was treated (as has affected the vast majority of the Big Finish releases).


"Now wouldn’t it be great to see some of them adapted into movies? I for one would love to see a movie version of Genesis of the Daleks and Vengeance on Varos."


Absolutely not, they screwed up two already, I don't want somebody coming along and ripping up continuity to stamp their "vision" on it.


Can't we just leave this thing altogether. As things stand Doctor Who can release bog standard regular episodes in cinemas and do very well off the back of it, why do we need a specially made movie?


Also as for increased scale, this is Doctor Who we are talking about here, if you handed them the budget to Avatar they'd still go way over budget because that is the nature of a show like this. Can't we leave it as it is?

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Why A Doctor Who Movie Is A Good Idea

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@Edoe @The_Eternal_Dalek @Mark McCullough  No they didn't have a tenth anniversary special. I wish people would stop saying they did (and Steven Moffat has had a go at people for saying there was one as well).


There was a celebration of the fact they'd hit their tenth series which some people seem to think is the tenth anniversary special (even though it started in 1972), but not the anniversary (that just had a magazine published to celebrate it).

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Tennant Won’t Be Returning Again Anytime Soon

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@The Watchful Guardian  Yes, they contacted him and asked him if he wanted to organise something and he told them it was wrong to celebrate it. Glad somebody has some sense.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Tennant Won’t Be Returning Again Anytime Soon

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@Mark McCullough  Moffat has done nothing to you, you are deluded into thinking that the 10th anniversary of the show's return is somehow significant when it really isn't.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Tennant Won’t Be Returning Again Anytime Soon

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@Shane Michaels Well it was one of the worst episodes of Doctor Who ever, the Doctor is barely in it. Sure it may look impressive, have a brilliant psychological and tonal effects but as a Doctor Who episode it is dreadful.


The opinion of Steven Moffat is not the opinion of the BBC or the fans.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Blink Director for Series 9

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@ElyotWren @The_Eternal_Dalek  Except Clara was gone by that point, the Doctor was off investigating the end of the universe to see if the "creature" (if there was one) was still around at that point in time and he met Orson there. Never ignore a coincidence of course, but if anything it seems more likely that what has created this coincidence was Clara's direct interference with Danny that day led to his relative (not descendant) becoming a time traveller.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Speculating on Series 9’s Big Cliffhanger (Part 1)

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@IcarusBeDamned @The_Eternal_Dalek  No, you assumed it was. There is absolutely nothing there that directly ties him into being Danny's descendant.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Speculating on Series 9’s Big Cliffhanger (Part 1)

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@dragonsfyre @The_Eternal_Dalek  No, because they have an in-house casting director who is hired for the whole series, so isn't going to cost them any more or any less for in-house management.


The only difference will be from the main cast itself, and they will end up more expensive.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Toby Whithouse Two-parter Confirmed for Series 9

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These so called "hints" don't exist. Steven Moffat wrote Listen after all, and he knew what was going to happen in the finale. He deliberately didn't put anything in that would directly suggest that Danny and Orson are related directly.


Perhaps its a great great nephew, or some unusual cousin, but certainly not a descendant.

3 months ago on Speculating on Series 9’s Big Cliffhanger (Part 1)

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