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Clara when talking to the Ninth Doctor can keep the secret of that day by saying "On the day you terminated the Time War I was in the barn with 'The Moment'. That day you killed a lot of Daleks and Gallifrey is no longer there."
2 weeks ago on What if… Doctors Were Paired With Different Companions?
It is possible for there to be a gap when Clara does not appear. She may return for the final episode. That would make all the statements nearly true.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Is Clara Really in All of Series 9?
A Doctor Who spin off could be based in the USA. It will need a new Time Lord but that is not hard.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 9 Predictions for Doctor Who Series 9…
The Magician's Apprentice could be a new companion. It could also mean that Clara is being trained up to become Sarah Jane Smith's replacement as defender of the Earth. Fitting in with the tiny Tardis episode.
A third alternative is the Mickey Mouse part of Disney's Fantasia. Mickey was the apprentice and things went very wrong.
2 months ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed
Make the Daleks do evil things. Destroying schools and hospitals for instance.
2 months, 1 week ago on 51 Years Later: 5 Ways to Make the Daleks Menacing Again
@BethanyMunday @Andrew_Swallow Rory would arrive when Amy was 14 or 15. The age at which girls start looking for boyfriends.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Steven Moffat: An Era of Forgotten Things
@Loch_Ness_Lobster @Andrew_Swallow Other than River Song all the characters have Scottish equivalents.
Why was Amy Pond brought up in an English village? Using a Scottish village would have been trivial and her accent valid.
We assume that the device Missy used on Osgood killed her but it could just as easily have transported her. That would make her a damsel in distress waiting for the Doctor to rescue her.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Could Osgood Still Be Alive?
An additional factor is family size. A long lived species may not need as many females as we do.
On Earth women tend to get shunted off into reproduction and child care. This worked in Victorian times where a women frequently gave birth to 8-12 babies. By the time she had brought them up her life was nearly over. In modern times 2 children and longer lives results in a lot of bored women.
With Time Lords a stable population means having about 2 children who grow up after approximately 100 years (see Romana) and live for thousands of years. The children can be born in a single regeneration. So a probability of going female of about 1:12 could work.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Gender-Swapping Regenerations: Why Now?
The Doctor was very slow picking up that he was dealing with a Time Lord, they can detect each other telepathically. When they are in the same room he would probably have to actively block the signal.
He kept his hand up until Clara told him to lower it, so more happen when he touched Missy. I do not think it was just sexual - the Doctor has not been a teenage boy in centuries.
Missy kissed the Doctor for a long time. This may just have been a romantic kiss but I suspect the Master either read the Doctor's mind or implanted something.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Dark Water Review
@TheBlueDiary @Andrew_Swallow The Doctor has a long history of returning his companions home and then leaving them. He has not done this to Clara.
4 months ago on Questions, Questions: The Unsolved Clara Mystery (Part 2)
One other thing about Clara, the Doctor is always picking her up. If he wanted to dump her he simply has to not collect her. So the Doctor is choosing to keep her. Why?
The other woman who claimed the Doctor as a boyfriend was the nun who header the Silence. She lived a very long life.
4 months ago on Dark Water Promo Pics
@a_koz @Mercy Reborn2 The very beginning is the 1963 episode "An Unearthly Child". The Doctor and Susan were from a different time and place. It did not say whether they were human or alien.
4 months, 1 week ago on Moffat: Who says the Doctor is NOT human?
@Timhogan The Tardis does not like Clara so it is unlikely to be trying to keep the two together. Missy may have a way of getting Clara to betray the Doctor. If the Tardis had detected the plan it would explain the Tardis's dislike.
4 months, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
@LiamTheFizz To win military leaders frequently have to be ruthless. Being ruthless is normally considered bad. The Doctor knows that on occasions you have to ruthlessly sacrifice some people to save the rest. The Doctor saw Clara won by being ruthless rather than by goodness.
The naked tiny Tardis Clara carried around is very different shape from the cylinder that she told to First Doctor to steal. I suspect that is a continuity error.
I do wonder if the Doctor is training Clara to be Sarah Jane Smith's replacement as defender of the Earth?
That will allow her to have the adventures without the Doctor.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on 12 Great Moments From Mummy on the Orient Express
The Doctor found that he had lost the ability to predict ahead. That means there was a very big danger here. We all assumed that the danger was the egg hatching. The human race was at a cross roads. They had to take a decision. The human race, as a group, had to act as an adult.
This decision could not be buck passed, it had to be taken by every human. No giving it to leaders. No giving to the alien. No giving it to your parents. Each household had to take the decision and live (die) with the consequences. From then onwards humans knew that they were decision makers.
The Doctor had to leave because if he was there he would have a veto. The person with a veto is the person responsible for the decision. With a boss the humans could only recommend they could not make the decision. The humans had to think that they were on their own.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Kill the Moon: Clara or the Doctor?
@JennMarie1 @capaldi3699 [quote] Did you notice that "Humanity" made the wrong decision. Clara and her student were the only ones who didn't?[/quote]
That is the big plot hole in the episode. "Humanity" did not choose to take the risk for morale reasons. That means we are very dangerous and self serving.
Deteriorating the bombs would have killed Clara so she chose to to save her own life, possibly by killing everyone on Earth. She knew that the Doctor would return to save her and her pupil. This guarantee did not apply to anyone else.
The big problem in 'Kill the Moon' was not saving the Earth from the Moon but saving the galaxy from the humans. If the humans had not developed any ethics, which they stuck to under pressure, they would have had to be eliminated.
Clara is a school teacher. At end of every school year examinations are set to see if the students have learnt that year's lessons. The teachers are not allowed to help during the exam. 'Do we kill the Moon creature to save our selves?' was the test of the humans ethics/morals.
The Doctor has spent many years teaching humans to behave ethically. This was our big test.
@EvilZygonRabbit The Gallifreyans are imprisoned. They were not killed. So Romana can come back when the Doctor frees them.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Doctor Who Experience “Gallifrey” Teaser Video
The Tardis can tow planets so the Doctor can solve the problem by putting the Moon into a higher orbit.
Morally 1 life V. billions lives is easy. You save the billions.
So what is the difficult dilemma in this episode?
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Kill the Moon Advance Review
@EvilZygonRabbit Trip on the Orient Express - that sounds like a honeymoon. <3
5 months ago on The Caretaker Review
@LaviniaSmith @Andrew_Swallow @WillRobinson1 No need. The Doctor simply left the toy in the room.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on 12 Great Moments From Listen
@WillRobinson1 I assume that the Doctor carried the toy soldier for nearly 2000 years. His pockets are bigger on the inside. After all, the soldier without a gun both represents him and 'orders' the Doctor to lead the fight but not to carry a gun.
The soldier without a gun is both a toy and a description of the Doctor.
There was a monster under the boy Doctor's bed. A human called Clara. As the Master said "Humans are the worst monsters".
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
Is the headmaster of the school still an ex-companion?
5 months, 2 weeks ago on The Caretaker BBC Synopsis
The lady reminds me of a Valkyrie. Valkyries collect the bodies of people who died in battle and give them refreshment. They heroes are then trained for the final fight.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on The Series 8 Arc: A Match Made In Heaven?
IMHO If countries want a Doctor Who episode filmed in there they will have to get their scriptwriters to come up with a story that cannot be filmed in the UK. A new monster possibly based on local legend may be nice.
Note: The UK has lots of rain but no rainforest or desert. Land marks can be natural or man made.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who – A Global Phenomenon: Part 5: An Unexpected Journey
The barmaid side of Clara has not been brought out. The governess side morphed into a nanny and then a teacher. Something could be done for the barmaid, for example as a student she may have worked as a barmaid to pay her way through university.
Next does she remember the Doctor's lives? If so she would recognise all the Doctor's previous companions.
6 months, 4 weeks ago on Popular / Unpopular Opinion: Clara Oswald
Clara seems to have given up wearing red dresses.
7 months ago on Capaldi’s Doctor More Alien, Less “human-friendly”
Was there any noise in the clip that was unusual?
Although with the loud theme music we probably could not hear it.
The Doctor could be listening for footprints or a drill or the approach of an invisible spacecraft.
7 months ago on Listen! Series 8 Teaser Trailer
The number of regenerations is the sort of thing two Time Lords would talk about. The Doctor getting a second set of regenerations would be the talk of Gallifrey.
7 months, 1 week ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
If you are looking for symbolism do not forget the outside of the Tardis. It looks like a police box. So it shows it is British, helps people in trouble, brave, camouflage - has secrets and does not carry a guns.
7 months, 1 week ago on How does the TARDIS reflect the Doctor?
The sonic screwdrivers were obviously made to repair the TARDIS. It would be able to do anything a repair man would carry a tool in his tool box to do. It was not designed to be a weapon. Its functions may be extended to diagnose and repair repair humans and Time Lords.
A repairman may wish to replace a metal panel. He would would use a cutting tool to cut the metal and a crane to lift the panel into place. Any cutting tool would be short range to prevent accidental damage to other things. A levitation and pushing facility is a high tech replacement for the crane. So they sonic screw driver would be able to get the Dalek but not the Cyberman.
7 months, 1 week ago on Doctor Who’s Biggest Deus Ex Machina
@A Friend of the Ood @VidarRaven The Silence messed around with her DNA, although something may have been needed that only the Time Vortex could supply.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on An Earthly Gallifrey
Gallifrey as Earth does not fit. It is also a bigger planet. To have a similar gravity to Earth its core will have to contain less iron.
A simple explanation is that in future humans invent time travel. They go back in time before the creation of the Earth and find an uninhabited planet - Gallifrey. They move in and become the Time Lords. The two hearts could evolve before or after they arrive.
8 months ago on An Earthly Gallifrey
There are many types of apes including chimpanzees and gorillas. Humans are a type of ape but we are neither chimpanzees nor gorillas.
@JamieJones723 @Andrew_Swallow True. One of the darker parts of post 9/11 entertainment is the return of Doctor Who.
During the dark days of the Cold War the TV show Doctor Who came with the Berlin Wall and left with it +/- 2 years.
8 months ago on Should Doctor Who Adopt a Darker Tone?
Doctor Who reflects Britain at the time it was made. If Britain has been getting darker over the last 2-3 years then the show will reflect this.
I have noticed that people in the USA and UK are less willing to put up with political correctness.
The Doctor is definitely shown to be a Time Lord in the War Games. It is implied that the time Lords are aliens.
When the Master first turns up a third Time Lord warns the Doctor.
The Doctor is shown to have special powers when the First Doctor regenerates into the Second Doctor.
8 months ago on Moffat: Who says the Doctor is NOT human?
'The Moment' has disappeared. It may have wiped some of the other dangers out when the time lock was applied.
The weapon could have stayed on Gallifrey, be hiding in the Tardis or it may have escaped into the wild.
8 months ago on Why Bringing Back Gallifrey Is Right…
The alternative to being given a Tardis is for the Master to steal one to escape. More in character.
8 months, 1 week ago on The Master’s Moffat Plan
The Master could have acquired a fourth aim - Kill the Time Lords.
The Doctor then has to save the Time lords whilst keeping them imprisoned.
In 'The Last of the Time Lords' the Doctor told the Master about several monsters from the Time War. Some of these may still be attacking Gallifrey. Each one can have its own episode where he defeats the attacker.
8 months, 1 week ago on Why Bringing Back Gallifrey is Wrong
@Liam Thomas @drjakeyoung The day Mrs Thatcher became Prime Minister women had power. So any argument that modern women cannot be sexist due to lack of power is a lie. Now ask the extremely important question "What benefit do these people gain from lying?"
9 months ago on Sexism and Doctor Who: The Truth
If you want to ask a sexist question ask "Why so few villains female?"