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@Regenerated Catterson celebrates Super Christmas @The17thDoctor @Mark McCullough  The Corsair is a Time Lord (or was), the Master is a Time Lord (or was), both changed genders, why should the Doctor be any different?

1 week, 1 day ago on Poll: A Female Doctor

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@The17thDoctor  Sure because that doesn't happen in real life... oh wait.

1 week, 1 day ago on Poll: A Female Doctor

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@Gallade Zero @Padaster  Rule 1: The Doctor lies.


Rule 2: Moffat doesn't lie, but he does withhold important details which frankly makes him worse than a liar.

1 week, 4 days ago on Moffat on Orson Pink Mystery

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@Malohkeh @Arkleseizure  Of course it is, dump the kid on your sibling while you relax for a bit. Brilliant idea, you are happy, and the kid(s) are happy, while your brother/sister is tortured.

1 week, 5 days ago on BBC Theme Park Set to Feature Doctor Who

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I now want to see a man play Thatcher...

1 week, 6 days ago on An Opinion On Gender Regeneration: Plot or Politics?

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@Deus_Ex_Machina  Even then the so called "ratings problems" were entirely staged by a BBC exec and his friends who hated the show.

1 week, 6 days ago on Series 8 Is A “Ratings Flop” (Apparently)

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@ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @supermoff of C.L.A.R.A. can't wait for Christmas! @Unibot  At the moment he seems more interested in trying to convince them to take on David Tennant and Matt Smith, but they are refusing.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Moffat Says He’s Not Running Out of Ideas Yet

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@TheCyberDoctor Agent of CLARA @The_Eternal_Dalek @Who is the Doctor needs his Clara  There would be eleven...


It would really have made more sense to just count everything.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Series 8’s Interesting Parallels to Season 8

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@mrpaddy1984  They are saving that one for the Rani...

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Series 8’s Interesting Parallels to Season 8

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@Oliver J. "cool" @Who is the Doctor needs his Clara It's used when referring to American imports, because we have more respect for the creator's initial wishes than the US broadcasters clearly do.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Series 8’s Interesting Parallels to Season 8

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@floppy_who @Malohkeh She was five months pregnant by the end of Inferno, although she was keeping it secret from the production team fearing for her job. She would have been fine by the time Series 8 hit.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Series 8’s Interesting Parallels to Season 8

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@Who is the Doctor needs his Clara The full story is rather long, but I'll give it a shot.

The BBC started off with series as per usual, and worked their way up to Series 18 in 1979/80. Then JNT came in, who had rather big agendas when it came to international sales.

As a result of this he rebranded the entire show's history and merged Series 14 and 15 together as "Season 14" to get a consistent length throughout (ignoring the 1960s stuff, which obviously couldn't be sold), because the existing divide between The Deadly Assassin and The Face of Evil didn't look as nice to him.

When the show came back RTD wanted to reset the numbering and so called it "Series 1". Later when Steven Moffat came in, he scrapped that in favour of a Doctor-series system (so his first series would be "the Eleventh Doctor's first series" or Series 11-1, which ultimately is a far more logical system with so many conflicts and such high numbers throughout). BBC Worldwide for whatever reason refused to rebrand, and it caused even more divides rather than helping out.

So all in all there are five systems:

The technically correct system which gives Series 1-36

The JNT method which lists Seasons 1-34

The RTD method which lists Seasons 1-26, then Series 1-6, Series 7A/B and Series 8 for a total of 35 series, which is used for merchandising.

The Moffat method, which gives 34 (following the format of the JNT era)

And finally there is the system used by US fans who just call everything "season" but don't continue the counting after the gap. Again 34.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Series 8’s Interesting Parallels to Season 8

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@Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A.  @The_Eternal_Dalek @supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A.  Because BBC One's got lots of other stuff to show over the Christmas period, and BBC Three only wants the stuff BBC Three wants.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Last Christmas BBC One Time Confirmed

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@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A.   That's not how the BBC do things full stop.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Last Christmas BBC One Time Confirmed

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@Only as old Whovian as you feel - Hello Rusty  They've normally been simulcasting online (or at least immediately after broadcast) from what I can gather. So if that's still the case you can watch it exceptionally early in the morning whilst still inebriated if necessary, so no hangover.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Last Christmas BBC One Time Confirmed

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@Romanadvoratrelundar agent of C.L.A.R.A.  A couple of them nearly ended up on Boxing Day, so it definitely wasn't out of the question.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Last Christmas BBC One Time Confirmed

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@LordRassilon @Hibernus @The_Eternal_Dalek @DocWhoFan   He's explained himself extremely clearly, I don't think you can get a much harder fact that his own explanation that some directors were blatantly bullying members of the production team and instead of dealing with it the BBC tried to pay him off to keep quiet.

3 weeks ago on Who is YOUR Doctor? The Results

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@DocWhoFan   Let go of the past? If I'd gone through that I'd want nowhere near this show either, and I'd hope anyone else in that situation would as well.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Who is YOUR Doctor? The Results

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You've really missed the big part of the Master's motivation there.


She wants to give the Doctor an army to "do good" because she knows very well the result will be exactly the opposite, he'll just become as evil as she is and that's exactly what she wants, to know there is somebody out there just as insane as she is.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on The Problems with Death in Heaven

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@twoheartsonemind is the Thirteenth Inspector  I hope you are aware the BBC aren't allowed to take money making or international viewing figures into consideration for renewals, being a purely non-profit organisation.


Besides, it didn't do it any favours last time around.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@The Trickster's Brigade enjoyed ITFOTN... A LOT  Never be certain of that, after all last time it was all down to industrial sabotage and nothing to do with the show's popularity.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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One more Christmas for the record Jenna... one more Christmas. Then leave to create yet another argument over who lasted the longest.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Rumour: Christmas Won’t Be Jenna Coleman’s Last

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@ilyootha  Of course she/he would, doesn't mean she/he can't come back.

1 month, 1 week ago on Michelle Gomez Reveals Series 9 Return, Rani Trickery

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Quite an interesting revelation from DWM... not their most interesting of course, that was the one about the BBC subtitling team screwing up on the broadcast of Flatline and turning Danny's line of "I've got our bench" to "What up. *female canine*". I don't think I'll ever be able to watch that episode the same way again...

1 month, 1 week ago on Michelle Gomez Reveals Series 9 Return, Rani Trickery

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@Merganman4  Fair amount is one way of putting it, he was a regular cast member in Series 8.

1 month, 1 week ago on Michelle Gomez Reveals Series 9 Return, Rani Trickery

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Way of thanking the departing actress? Which departing actress would that be, because Miss Coleman certainly isn't gone yet.

1 month, 1 week ago on Death in Heaven Review (Part 2): Questions, Questions

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@fox123 Don't look at the final figures, they are just as useless as the overnights really.

1 month, 1 week ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@Battlion It's an insult to call something good? Um.. sure.

1 month, 1 week ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@LaraHarris @Bring back Omega! @Mikeyboss182  There's a difference between an RTD fan and an RTD fanboy/girl. One is a normal balanced human being who likes RTD's work, the other... as far from the first as possibly imaginable.

1 month, 1 week ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@Baker Street is back to normal!  Depends, normally no longer than a month after broadcast (and normally in a few week block). 5-8 will probably get announced together in a week or so.

1 month, 1 week ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@Zekkyou @M-M-G  BBC don't even care about finals, it's the L+7 figures that are important. Only the press care about overnights though.

1 month, 1 week ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@thosebrows   Actually she's definitely back, it's been mentioned by numerous people she's in the Christmas Special and she has actually spoken about working with Nick Frost on the Special.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on 2014 Christmas Special TV Trailer

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@tdm1995  You are aware nothing has been confirmed about Clara's departure yet? She could very well still be around in 2015 for all we know at this stage.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven

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@TazminDaytime @ShaneGeoghegan  If I remember correctly, Doctor Who Extra shows the crew putting in the red phone box.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on 10 Anticipated Death in Heaven Moments

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@Amy is uniting the Earth Kingdom!  That depends on your point of view. If I was in their position I'd definitely be counting from 2008 (i.e. The Eleventh Hour). They say its been 16 (?) months between Asylum and Dinosaurs. They could very well be as late at early 2016 by then. If there was a similar gap with A Town Called Mercy (bearing in mind we didn't actually see the Doctor pick them up and they definitely were not actively travelling with him), that could be well into 2017. Another such gap could make The Power of Three span 2019-2020, which would of course allow them to squeeze in the wave in Cwmatff before going off with the Doctor for their final journeys.


They say it hasn't been ten years for the Earth, that doesn't mean it has been less, it could very easily have been more (indeed it seems likely time on Earth probably has passed faster than it did for them)..

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Death in Heaven – Hints & Teasers (Set #2)

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@markdaventry  I think we can say fairly conclusively that she was not adopted.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Death in Heaven – Hints & Teasers (Set #2)

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@JohnSmith82 @The Finn @barefootonthemoon  Well if the Master was "returned" to Gallifrey but clearly couldn't be sent into the Time Lock it would make sense if those coordinates are where he ended up. Stranded, floating in space.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Death in Heaven – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)

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@Cyberbloke  It's obviously the Doctor, red bike when you were twelve.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on 2014 Christmas Special Plot Hints

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Rather fascinating that over the past few years a lot of episodees have been rated 12 yet went out at 7pm, now they have to go out at 8pm because its "darker" but they only get a PG rating.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Complete Eighth Series DVD Delayed

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@The 4th Doctor  Tom Baker came up with the idea when he was departing in 1980, Sydney Newman later suggested it again as a way to "save the show" when casting the Seventh Doctor. It certainly isn't new.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change

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@MrRazza thinks Series 8 is Faaaaan-Tastic!  Indeed, well he has admitted that she was the best Scottish person he could think of for the role, but that's as far as the corruption went.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Capaldi and Moffat on the Master’s Gender Change

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@Cedara  Because Danny's dead, so how else do you explain Orson unless his grandfather already exists? Three months might not refer to it, but the explanation has to exist somewhere.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Death in Heaven Advance Review

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@supermoff is waiting for heaven.... @Notsosmartguy Approves of female Master  The Doctor may have accidently walked into her invisible bathroom...

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Death in Heaven Promo Pics

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@ZakkVanBurace  You're just nitpicking, ultimately it makes absolutely no difference if it was an 85, and 86 or even an 89, just so long as its in that general region.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@AlessandroArsuffi @supermoff is waiting for heaven.... @Notsosmartguy Approves of female Master  Typical pudding brains, thinking that's a good thing...

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Dark Water Review

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@Dan_Before  Omega, obviously... or Chloe Webber.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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