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@TheCyberDoctor is Undead @supermoff @WhovianDoctor11 Be a bit tricky with only 25 frames per second, unless they double every image...
5 days, 14 hours ago on Listen! Series 8 Teaser Trailer
@TheOncomingStorm @Planet of the Deaf @TimeWar That's what RTD did, that doesn't mean Steven Moffat is doing the same.
1 week ago on Five Expectations for Series 8
@davidbrummy @Hibernus @Amy is Hannibal Not if it was broadcast,, which many were.
1 week ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
@Adherent What Moffat is saying here is that it doesn't matter what you call him because ultimately it is a fan invention. Like series counting...
1 week, 1 day ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
@Kiler1995 @Planet of the Deaf Indeed, "number ten", not "The Tenth Doctor".
@Stradiwhovius Eleventh, whilst pointing at his face, implying eleventh face (and it was the eleventh face of "the Doctor" so they can exclude the war Doctor).
Beyond that the Doctor has referred to himself by various nicknames and when identifying incarnations specifically he goes by number of regenerations (so Peter Davison is "fourth"). On another occasion he refers to the Tenth Doctor as "number ten" but the only case of somebody ever explicitly stating anything with that format is when Clara tells him "You are the Eleventh Doctor" only to get shot down due to the War Doctor.
@Planet of the Deaf It was a one-off piece of concept art that never even got approval never mind tested for feasibility.
1 week, 2 days ago on How does the TARDIS reflect the Doctor? (Part 2)
@Benjamin Bradley But she's not dead.
1 week, 4 days ago on Bring Back… Sky Smith
@SteviePenny But Sarah's not dead, she's still out there somewhere saving the Earth. I feel if an appearance was to happen they should state that point in the show just to get people to stop asking for somebody to tell the Doctor she's dead.
@Awqwapwnics The irony is the sixth series of the SJA would have revealed what happened to Ace in the end, although they never got round to deciding what that ending would be, so a mystery was created around an already existing mystery.
Perhaps one day we will get a resolution of sorts.
@Clara Laurinda @The_Eternal_Dalek The Trickster is a combination of many beings, Sky would have been a part of this, in essence his "daughter". This would have ended the series with a huge fight as the Trickster tried to reclaim her, which would result in the destruction of Bannerman Road. There were two alternative versions of the ending, either Bannerman Road would be restored and the show would carry on as before, or It would be left destroyed if Clyde and Rani would left the show.
If the second option was picked Sarah Jane would have relocated to the Welsh coast and acquired two new assistants there in the sixth series. Also in either situation she would have found herself working for Ace and bumped into the Doctor again (although this time just to really mess things up continuity wise it would have been the Fourth Doctor). Also The Shopkeeper may have been revealed to have been a younger incarnation of the Doctor's Time Lord friend The Corsair who inevitably met his end at the hands of House in The Doctor's Wife.
Rather big plans we sadly never got to see.
@OMEGA_IS_RETURNING @The_Eternal_Dalek They killed off a 13 year old in the first series.
Besides, she wasn't really a 12 year old, she was a newborn whose growth was being accelerated, in the fourth story it would be noted she was having a "growth spurt" (after all there would have been a large filming gap) then in the final story she'd have matured further and reached full adulthood... and had the blank "Trickster" face.
"Luke having to raise Sky in the absence of their mother"
This is the big problem, Sarah Jane Smith is still alive and still out there saving the universe.
Besides, it makes a mockery of the original plans for the character (she's an aspect of the Trickster and would have been killed off in the series finale).
@ThePaternosterGangAreAwesome But ultimately it is still the sonic operating them so it changes nothing.
1 week, 5 days ago on Doctor Who’s Biggest Deus Ex Machina
@ThePaternosterGangAreAwesome A couple of occasions it has (most notable The Power of Three, although that wasn't much of a "resolution").
@supermoff @The_Eternal_Dalek As said above, it is a rather misused term, and Moffat demonstrated it by labelling the Tesselecta as such. It is a machine, with a "god" inside it, saving the day.
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @The_Eternal_Dalek That's exactly what Moffat was getting at though. That's people misinterpreting the phrase.
A deus ex machina isn't from a lack of establishing the thing before, it is a "god" showing up and saving the heroes from an otherwise inescapable situation because the writer has jammed himself/herself in a corner. It may be established beforehand, but it doesn't make it any less bad a choice (ask any Tolkien critic about the eagles and you'll see why).
The show is definitely over reliant on it, but "Deus ex machine" is the wrong term. Same with "plot holes". A problem exists, and people have a phrase in their head so they'll throw it out there.
Proper examples of "deus ex machine" are things like the Bad Wolf entity (back in the RTD run). Steven Moffat has always been keen to avoid actually doing a real "deus ex machine", the only one he's ever used is the Tesselecta, and even then that's a very literal use of the phrase.
My thought process:
"Today has seen the Cybermen making a very public appearance in London mimicking one of the most memorable moments from Doctor Who’s history."
I wonder what that could be. Looks at picture. Of course! Oh wait... The Invasion? I thought with the hands of hips Cyberman it was Revenge...
1 week, 5 days ago on Cybermen Invade London (Again!)
"but in 1973 there was a ten year anniversary special. The Three Doctors was the first anniversary episode"
Eh... seriously? This is one of the most well known fan myths around. It doesn't take much effort to look at the broadcast dates and realise it is absolutely nowhere near the tenth anniversary. It was to celebrate the tenth series, not the tenth anniversary (and as a result was far closer to the 9th anniversary than the tenth).
There was absolutely no celebration in the show for the tenth anniversary. The last thing we need are more idiots telling Google they have the right start date.
1 week, 5 days ago on Will There Be a 10th Anniversary Special for the Revival?
@IamTheDoctorBasicallyRun @TardisBoy Why do you think he won't bring them back for the sake of it?
1 week, 6 days ago on Barrowman on Jack’s Future, Capaldi Critics
@The Outer Space K9 With people like that, the show is better without them frankly.
@MaraBackman @VictorWong1 There are other sites where you can find it. The deepest darkest corners of the internet filled with screaming fan girls who clearly aren't interested in Capaldi physically, rather than his acting ability. It is those people Barrowman is talking about.
@Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @supermoff I hope I'm not the only one who read that and started thinking of penguins...
@WhovianJack RTD pulled out to care for his partner who is seriously ill. Torchwood will come back when he feels up to it.
@TheBeast101 Moffat didn't create him, he was ultimately RTD's creation, but he does credit Moffat as a co-creator for developing the character.
@TomLong2 Um... you are aware Moffat is his co-creator aren't you?
He's said himself if such a time happens where he is writing a script and thinks "We could use Jack here" he will do it, but he isn't going to go out of his way to add him in. So far one situation has presented itself, but Barrowman was far too busy working elsewhere at the time. So nothing about being selfish, the opportunity was there.
@Master Michael Moon @The Genie We don't even know if that's the case, there was a flash of light and the next thing we know the Doctor is clambering up off the floor grateful that he is alive rather than paying any attention to anything else going on until Wilf starts knocking.
For all we know the Master conveniently slipped out the door whilst the Doctor was too busy saying "I'm alive!"
2 weeks, 1 day ago on McGann: Charles Dance Would Be a Great Master
@Doctor Who-The Master About a dozen? Not even half that.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Are Longer Stories Better? Five Classics
@JamesStroud The BBC are a lot more generous than some other broadcasters with adverts would be. A few episodes have been allowed to go up to 50 minutes in the past.
Case Six - The Matt Smith Era
Let's face it, it was pretty much one huge story.
Out of the seven stories that have gone past six episodes in the correct sense (sorry Moff) they can be a very mixed bag. Stories like The Daleks' Master Plan or The War Games are well loved, yet other stories like The Invasion or The Trial of a Time Lord less so (although the complaints aren't generally about the length of Trial).
@supermoff I've only ever seen him doing one thing... the Big Fat Quiz of the Year, and that is pretty hilarious (he reads excerpts from books which are a bit... for lack of a better word "odd" completely seriously, there is something very disturbing about a man glaring at the camera with a serious face, whilst quoting 50 Shades of Grey or Mel B's autobiography, as one of the contestants observed, "It's like he's living it").
@bl0ndie98 How would the Master "go back" to Gallifrey when he wasn't there in the first place? There's a good chance he's still out there somewhere. There was a lot of light (possibly obscuring Wilf's vision) and the Doctor may very well have passed out.
I'm sure he'll be the darkest of recent times, but ultimately they can't go as dark as some of the earlier Doctors thanks to huge restrictions on violence.
They can fill it with innuendo, they can even put very mild swearing it, but try to blow somebody's head off and they'll come down on them like a tonne of bricks.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on How Far Into Darkness will the 12th Doctor Take Us?
"Not pictured: merchandise men crying."
Who are you trying to kid, they'll be running around dancing and cheering. They can re-release the Eleventh Doctor's screwdriver and slap the name "Twelfth Doctor" on it for a fraction of the cost of creating a new one.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown
@Captain Braxton That's of course assuming it was leaked. A lot of people suspect the whole thing was a BBC publicity stunt to get the internet sites to stop speculating.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Series 8: Watch Deep Breath First
The thing working in the X-Men films favour is that it has decades worth of comic book time travel rules which back up exactly what happened on screen, which is a bit of a miracle given some of the things 20th Century Fox have produced over the years.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Does Time Travel Work on the Big Screen?
@Piramids of Mars @TiggyTimelord @gaznut1 Depends on your angle but strictly it is neither. Only thing we can all agree on is that it is Capaldi's first series.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Dalek Story Details for Series 8?
@gaznut1 Problem is every time the Daleks come back they get defeated, and that tarnishes their image. How can they maintain them as this great force in the universe if the Doctor shows up and defeats them every time?
That's why they are taking the other angles, to provide ways that the Doctor can face off against the Daleks but have the Daleks ultimately achieve their goals so they don't get reduced to intergalactic dustbins every time they show up.
Just watched... that's not Davros.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Series 8: New Teaser Trailer “I see into your soul, Doctor”
The latest DWM has confirmed that Block 6 will be the final filming block of the series. This "episode 10" you refer to doesn't exist (or rather it is the first part of the finale).
1 month ago on Series 8: The Almost Complete Line-Up
@jlocoleman @Ollie Walton Harrod @drjakeyoung Neither were called "feature length" though, this will probably be even longer, probably approaching 90 minutes.
1 month ago on Series 8 Airdate Confirmed, New Trailer & Image
@Huknar Episodes 10 and 11. There is no episode twelve (confirmed by DWM).
@Unibot @Ollie Walton Harrod First it was the 23rd of August. Everything has been fan speculation and is a very good reason to ignore it.
For another example, look at the debate over how many episodes there will be in the upcoming series. Some were saying 13, some were saying 12. Now the latest issue of DWM confirms It is 11 episodes. That doesn't mean the others were ever true, just that's what somebody on the internet thought.
"Series 8 is reaching its end, we’re at the closing moments of the penultimate story (said to contain a blinder of a cliffhanger). "
Penultimate episode, and that for next series (i.e. 2015, not this year).
1 month ago on An Earthly Gallifrey
I'd be fine with it being darker, just as long as it is actually darker and isn't just turned into a rather horrid modern horror movie (where it is all about "jump scares" and stabbing people for dramatic effect, not that the latter would happen these days, for all the innuendo they allow these days if you dare try and kill someone with their eyes open pre-watershed Ofcom are going to hunt you down and make you pay...)
1 month ago on Should Doctor Who Adopt a Darker Tone?
Doctor Who TV, could you kindly switch the capitalisation from "NOT" to "Who" to make it clear to the numerous people who are clearly either being stupid or too lazy to read the article and find out the discussion is actually about who established the Doctor's alien heritage, not anything to do with him actually being human as you seem to be suggesting in that misleading headline.
1 month ago on Moffat: Who says the Doctor is NOT human?
@Scrawlers Read the article in future, not the headline.
You'll find the answer is "The Evil of the Daleks" not "Sack this man for not knowing what he is talking about"
@Planet of the Deaf Yes, the matter is brought up because he was intended to be human at the time An Unearthly Child was produced but was later changed before the information made it on screen nearly four years later in The Evil of the Daleks.
@Seaborn W Deadman We are talking about the very early days of the show here, he was originally envisaged as a human from the far future (and in The Power of the Daleks the implications is certainly that the regeneration was caused by the TARDIS rather than a natural biological process).
What Moffat was asking was when was the change of "intention" first put into effect, in other words when did we first learn the Doctor was an alien and not a human from the future (the answer is The Evil of the Daleks).