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Gallifrey during the Time War is locked, not the entire history of Gallifrey.
8 hours, 9 minutes ago on Listen: Breaking the Time Lock?
Got to say it, I see no reason why a "relatively new" character can take such an important position, if it is important for the story they don't need to trot out an older character just for the sake of it, otherwise your current companion is just going to become another name on the list (a fate that has befallen many companions, particularly from the RTD era, Adam Mitchell I'm looking at you).
2 days, 9 hours ago on Open Discussion: Is There More to Clara Than We Think?
The Doctor mentions that he'd removed all the safety features so really anything goes. Time travel on Gallifrey is possible, but given its position within time itself, rather than in the regular space it is far more difficult unless you know what you are doing, or through sheer dumb luck.
If anyone manipulated anything it was the TARDIS, because it is always the TARDIS' fault.
2 days, 20 hours ago on Making Sense of Listen’s Gallifreyan Gallivant
@gunslinger19 @The_Eternal_Dalek They would have done at first, but when two adults are in the room, the child obviously would go into panic mode.
5 days, 9 hours ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
@gunslinger19 Well once two adults were present if it was a child, they'd probably freeze solid out of fear they'd been caught.
5 days, 10 hours ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
@The Lazy Cat Is Baffled By Clara Oswald Yes, but it is noteworthy that it was the TARDIS that took her there, which of course goes back to the suggestion in The Doctor's Wife that really the TARDIS has been the one in control the whole time.
5 days, 14 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Listen
@Rani Nose @RebelTimeLord Moffat has said if he had a storyline which suited Captain Jack he'd certainly use him, and that's what goes for all characters. He doesn't set out to make another Pasternoster Gang episode, he makes an episode and then decides it is appropriate to include them. Indeed on one occasion he decided Jack would have been appropriate for a story, but John Barrowman was busy with Miracle Day (which meant a decent Jack appearance was ruined by a series of dreadful ones).
5 days, 14 hours ago on Nick Frost Cast in Christmas Special
@Sephora is Scottish now For the Christmas Special, yes she is. No word on what's happening after that though.
@Mikeyboss182 Well there's only been two with a modern setting: 1965 and 2009 (unless you want to go down the very ambiguous route of the rest of the early RTD ones which were all technically "near future").
@CatPerson @ Notsosmartguy But Star Trek got away with it, if Doctor Who couldn't it would need to accept defeat, which it would never do.
5 days, 18 hours ago on Nick Frost Cast in Christmas Special
@ Notsosmartguy Steven Moffat is a busy man, he's decided he will do a spin-off, but he's keeping it as his retirement plan for when he's finished with Doctor Who proper.
@YaelMoise @Captain Grumpy Strictly not allowed, but they can get away with it if they are clever enough.
@RebelTimeLord They are the new UNIT family... not to be confused with the real new UNIT family who are also recurring characters now.
@PaddyB I can't see why they don't just have it as a trailer after the show altogether and give us another 30 seconds of footage in the episode itself.
6 days, 7 hours ago on Next Time: Time Heist
Interesting to note the only people complaining are dialect coaches who seem to want to offer Mr Capaldi lessons. What a cheek.
1 week ago on Is Capaldi’s Accent Causing Issues?
@Beasts_a_Snarling We're talking about the guy who convinced the Coronation Street writing team to name an underwear factory after a Tom Baker story here, of course it will be like that.
1 week, 1 day ago on The Caretaker BBC Synopsis
@Planet of the Deaf Well explain the picture at Frank Sinatra's hunting lodge then!
1 week, 3 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Review
@Gustaff @YaelMoise Not canon though, so cannot be assumed. Best source we have is a half deleted line from The Doctor's Wife confirming it was the Eleventh Doctor (travelling with Amy Pond), including an incident where he decapitated King Arthur.
Of course, it could be that he revisited it over several incarnations.
@Gustaff @Planet of the Deaf @Whogasms It's called thinking things through, which is something Steven Moffat likes to do with the audience. He doesn't want them ironing through it, he doesn't want them doing their homework through it, he doesn't want them chatting on Twitter about it, he wants them watching the show and paying attention.
He's leading a one-man crusade against the limited attention span of society, which has had mixed reactions so far.
@Planet of the Deaf @The_Eternal_Dalek @ Notsosmartguy @supermoff is alone. Listen... Of course it was, were you thinking it was anything else?
1 week, 3 days ago on A Surprise Ending for Clara?
@supermoff is alone. Listen... @ Notsosmartguy @The_Eternal_Dalek Depends on the nature of heaven, as anyone who knows their Doctor Who mythology will tell you, the religious side of things can get a bit complicated with their big tiered system. Obviously the Time Lords seemed to be high up, but beyond them were the Guardians, and beyond the Guardians are the Eternals, and it has been suggested there are beings beyond even the Eternals.
Going to heaven, then super-heaven isn't all that ridiculous.
@Planet of the Deaf We knew Donna was out, Catherine Tate was very much committed to only 13 episodes from the start. Plus, they'd already filmed The Next Doctor (as RTD counted it as part of "Series 4" rather than "The Specials), so by the time Journey's End went out if I remember correctly, so everyone knew she wasn't in that.
@ Notsosmartguy @supermoff is alone. Listen... Definitely won't be Mondas, supposedly a big argument broke out on set between Moffat and Capaldi regarding the origin of these most recent Cybermen (Moffat favouring Mondas and Capaldi favouring Telos). Might be some sort of reference to it in the script then, but nothing quite as big as that (or the argument would have started before filming).
I assume she'll die in episode 10, and the Doctor will discover "The Promised Land" in an effort to save her leading to the finale. Question of course then becomes is she really dead or still alive but elsewhere?
@Ivegotkidneys is listening @PaddyB @supermoff is alone. Listen... Landscape model perhaps?
1 week, 4 days ago on Next Time: Listen
@Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon We already knew she was back for the Christmas Special.
1 week, 4 days ago on Danny’s Future Beyond Series 8
@Romanadvoratrelundar Merchandising sales and any form of money made off the show aren't viewed for "legal reasons" (at least officially) but the show more than manages without those figures anyway.
1 week, 5 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@TheDreamer No, because they only measure television figures, the BBC will include them when considering the show's future, don't worry about that. Really its more for the press and advertisers these figures.
@TheBeast101 Because of the way the system works they are only able to detect iPlayer viewings that are run through a television (which are thus included in the figure). The BBC themselves measure iPlayer ratings which they include on top of the "final" ratings for internal comparison purposes (alongside repeat figures).
@AbslomDaark Depends on how the sonic screwdriver functions. It is possible it absorbs the torque of the rotation somehow (perhaps its inside components were spinning around at a huge rate or the age old excuse that the Gallifreyans have vastly more powerful technology than we currently even comprehend).
1 week, 6 days ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Into the Dalek
@Kathrin Lily Franke @supermoff of Sherwood @OncomingStorm in a Brownoat Time travel is possible, in fact we're doing it right now, one second at a time.
@Shadestryke That depends on how the miniaturisation works, If the molecules or atoms have themselves been shrunk it causes problems, if the atoms and molecules have simply been removed it causes further problems.
Of course the simplest way to do it is just follow Marvel Comics with Ant-Man, where the person is really the same size, but the majority of their bodies have been shunted off into an alternate dimension and what we see is the leftovers being controlled from the alternate dimension (without being consciously aware this is the case), so the oxygen is constantly being transferred between the two entities.
@AlessandroArsuffi Pym particles are always the answer.
@Calebxy @ Notsosmartguy He did, as that particular story establishes a future Doctor will meet him. The Doctor's Wife was going to establish that it was the Eleventh Doctor, but the first bit of the conversation got cut (you can see the remainder where he talks about reattaching King Arthur's head, and Amy Pond confirming it was true.
There's nothing stopping another meeting.
2 weeks ago on Robot of Sherwood Clips
@social_crime They were aiming for a 1930s film rather than a storybook, but yes you are right.
@CallumSimmons Actually Mark Gatiss has pointed out that show (possibly others as well) as being an example of what he hates about Robin Hood. It should show the big important stuff (archery contests, the Sherrif, the Merry Men, etc.) then wrap it all up at the end, not run for weeks and weeks (obviously not going to be a problem here).
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Robot of Sherwood Spoiler-Free Review
@ChrisWalton1 Possibly, some of them have been right up to the last minute though so no doubt there will have been one that's slipped through somewhere. I'm sure there's been literal last minute changes in the past.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on BBC Cuts Robot of Sherwood Scene
The problem with this of course is now going to be I'll watching every repeat of this to the end of time waiting to see if they restore the footage.
@gunslinger19 We'd all like that, but they haven't ever bothered releasing all the footage. There's lots of it sitting there that they'll never use. I'm still waiting to see The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood in its full form (there's enough footage deleted to form a third episode).
@Clara Laurinda @The Finn It wouldn't be the Valeyard, would cause too many continuity problems.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller Review
@The Finn @The_Eternal_Dalek @supermoff of Sherwood His full title includes both and he was addressed as such. It became split more when James VII and II came along (because he tried to drop the VII part, even though it was formally retained)
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Why I Love… Celebrity Historicals
@Calebxy Because some people aren't open minded, and get stuck in their ways.
@The Finn @Antee991166 @The_Eternal_Dalek @MaraBackman @Ivegotkidneys is in Sherwood forest They still couldn't sell it to the Middle East though, just in case...
@Antee991166 @The_Eternal_Dalek @MaraBackman @Ivegotkidneys is in Sherwood forest May not have been deliberate, but that's certainly how it turns out. More because they make Saladin sympathetic and the Doctor falls out with the English king.
@The Finn @The_Eternal_Dalek @supermoff of Sherwood Might not be, but doesn't excuse the fact he was then known as "the VI and I", but people always seem to ignore one.
@supermoff of Sherwood Obviously it would be King James VI, following modern naming procedures and Capaldi's Doctor's inherent Scottishness.
@MaraBackman @Ivegotkidneys is in Sherwood forest This is the show that did the Crusades and made Richard the Lionheart look like the bad guy, I'm sure they can be trusted.
@DeanAlexander @TomLong2 RTD had written a few episodes before. Andrew Cartmel rejected them, but he'd still written them.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
@Sam Davern And RTD had also submitted a script back in the Sylvester McCoy era that ultimately got rejected (he had it redone and it became The Long Game if you are interested).
@TheOncomingHurricane @LukeWigley Bear in mind it was only probably, and he'd already been in the role for about five years. That doesn't really count for much.