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"All the kids on Sunday morning are talking about last night's Doctor Who. "

Just in case nobody had pointed that one out yet.

1 week, 2 days ago on Series 8 Is A “Ratings Flop” (Apparently)

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Mad theory of the minute- Santa is the Meddling Monk.

1 week, 6 days ago on Moffat: Last Christmas is the Strangest Thing I’ve Ever Written

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Spoonfight, perhaps?

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Series 8’s Interesting Parallels to Season 8

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Honestly would have to say I don't really care either way. Confirmation of Capaldi is all I require, I watch the show for the Doctor.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Moffat Can’t Confirm Jenna Coleman for Series 9

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Flatter on the outside, with two missing parts and an extraneous pen?

1 month ago on Capaldi Hoping for New TARDIS

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70s for me, but this also puts me in the pro-roundels camp.

1 month ago on Capaldi Hoping for New TARDIS

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Don't pull off the round things... The consequences could be dire!

1 month ago on Capaldi Hoping for New TARDIS

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Which really is an expansion of the Eighth Doctor's TARDIS. He didn't have a glass roof but his scanner could be projected up there to make it look like a glass ceiling.

1 month ago on Capaldi Hoping for New TARDIS

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That's not strange as far as I'm aware. They're both pronounced the same.. "Trah-ken" and "Krah-ken".

1 month ago on Moffat: Daleks Are Not A Contractual Obligation

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The fact I am voting for Derek Jacobi despite him only being the Master for a few minutes, just goes to show how highly I rate his performance.

1 month ago on Face-Off: New Who Masters

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Gosh. I haven't said this all series but.... I didn't like it. The Brig coming back as a Cyberman was a particular low point for me. There was so much promise. But I just don't like what they did with it. Amazing performances still but.. What the hell?

1 month, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven

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Not officially confirmed but there was a technician for UNIT called Osgood who appeared in The Daemons.

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

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My list would probably be similar to yours except the Sea Devils would be a heck of a lot higher. I love that story. The Daemons would top my list. However it will probably forever remain a hypothetical list as I find a lot of the Ainley stories are essentially equal.. Despite some excellent performances he never had a truly great Master story , he was almost a default bad guy. One exception to this would be Logopolis.

1 month, 1 week ago on Ranking the Master Stories (Part 1)

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For me it wasn't that he was too mad, but it was the wrong kind of mad. Instead of the suave, cold, calculating, menacing yet somehow slightly charismatic character we'd mostly seen before, we got a hyperactive shouting fella with a terrible taste in music. In some of his quieter moments, like the phone call with the Doctor, Simm shows he CAN do a good Master but the way his character was written - presumably meant to mirror Tennant to a degree - didn't really seem to fit with the character.

It's weird in a way, the Doctor has changes of personality like this and it doesn't bother me, but because historically the Master has changed less throughout his incarnations, it feels more jarring when he does.

1 month, 1 week ago on Ranking the Master Stories (Part 1)

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Agreed on The Daemons. It was my first ever story, so will always hold a special place in my heart, and Delgado is perfect in it. As are the other regulars. A classic.

1 month, 1 week ago on Ranking the Master Stories (Part 1)

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Gender schmender, I already like this Master more than the last one.

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

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What sort of further confirmation are you expecting?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on What Further Secrets do Missy & Seb Hide?

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Wh? ?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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Random fact which I can't take any credit for spotting... On that London bus in the forest, on the side, is an advert for Doctor Who. Probably an Easter egg rather than a plot point but it intrigued me nonetheless

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Next Time: In the Forest of the Night

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It's not the Doctor Who game I've been dreaming of for years.. And its certainly not aimed at my age range.. But it's got Peter Capaldi in it and I'll therefore have to at least check it out.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on The Doctor and the Dalek

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Wow. That was even better than I was expecting, and my expectations were high. I cannot find a single flaw in that episode and therefore clearly have to give it 10/10. Capaldi's best performance yet.

2 months ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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I think I'll just download the episodes (legally) I'd only really buy the dvd if there were some particularly interesting extras -ie prequels, minisodes, that sort of thing. Otherwise it's just a format I've moved beyond.

2 months ago on The Complete Eighth Series DVD Extras

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I have never considered it a possibility for a fragment of a second. The guy clearly loves being the Doctor. And I'm happy for him to stay a good long while yet. He's been sensational.

2 months ago on Details on Episodes 9-12 of Series 8

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I'm trying not to think about the wait. I'll plug the gap with Big Finish. Although it won't be as bad as the wait for series 8 in a way. None of the wondering what the new Doctor is going to be like, whether the new style will be good.. I'll just take more of the same please. And more new writers, it's really been a breath of fresh air.

2 months ago on Details on Episodes 9-12 of Series 8

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The Capaldi Doctor, die? Never. You can't kill those eyebrows. He's too Scottish to die.

2 months ago on Details on Episodes 9-12 of Series 8

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Well, it may be a crying shame that we're already so close to the end of this wonderful series, but the description of the remaining episodes gives me a lot of faith that the current run of high quality episodes will continue to the end. I honestly, genuinely haven't disliked a single episode this year. They've all been either outstanding or very good. And more of the former than the latter. I suppose at least when the finale airs it's only a month (ish) away from A Very Capaldi Christmas.

2 months ago on Details on Episodes 9-12 of Series 8

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Moffat may not have taken a co writing credit but he certainly had input. The writer did an AMA on Reddit yesterday. Moffat had him rewrite it completely to make it more simple and he also wrote directly several scenes with the Doctor and Clara talking.

2 months ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Review

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Ah, that poor woman. First she gets devoured by Haemovores, then twenty five years later she gets devoured by a mummy!

2 months, 1 week ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Clip & Intro

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To my knowledge it's explicitly obeyed this rule precisely one time... In Parting of the Ways, when the Dalek flies up the outside of the window to get Lynda.

2 months, 1 week ago on Kill The Moon Review

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The moon it lays is significantly smaller than the one it hatches from.

Can't argue with the other bits of science you've pointed out here (except maybe some wishy-washy line about alien science not following the rules as we understand them) but honestly, it doesn't bother me. I enjoyed this episode so much, particularly hoe they've used the slow burning idea of the Doctor and Clara slowly finding themselves at loggerheads and it all coming to a head at the end. I like the idea of the Doctor trying to teach and encourage humanity to decide for itself rather than him sorting it all out for them. For me, that ties in with Deep Breath and the "I've made many mistakes" line. He's tried solving our problems for us and it hasn't always worked so well for him.

Above all I'm looking forward to next week and seeing how this Doctor gets on without Clara. And also I want to see what happens to his personality. - will he mellow down now that he's been called out on it like that or will he just become more detached and fierce...

2 months, 1 week ago on Kill The Moon Review

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The whole reason the first moon was a problem was that it had gained a significant amount of mass. The second moon that the creature laid was the size and mass of the original moon before it got bigger and heavier.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon

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I'd be inclined to agree. If it's a fixed point this would be in danger of just redoing Waters of Mars. With all the teaser stuff emphasising the "make a decision" plot it seems more likely this will be about a flux point and trying to make the right choice.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Kill the Moon – 12 Hints & Teasers

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This is why I love this show. Of the few modern television series that have made it to eight series, how many of them have had fans saying that the eighth season is one of, if not the, best of the lot?

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Thoughts on Series 8 at the Halfway Point

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I can totally respect the argument. A cameo from Ian would have been the fanboy moment of the year for me, but with everything else that was going on in that episode I do think it would probably not have got the focus it deserved, or taken away from the episode plot as a result.

I just hope they get around to it soon. William Russell won't be around forever.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Roberts Explains Why Ian Chesterton Didn’t Appear in The Caretaker

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He definitely didn't approve of all their actions, you're quite right. The end of The Silurians is a perfect example. Also, the Third Doctor was trapped on Earth for a lot of his time. He needed the military and the freedom and facilities it afforded him. He had to make friends, it'd be senseless to do anything else.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Examining the Doctor’s Attitude Towards Soldiers

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Thank you for reminding me that I haven't watched The Mind of Evil lately.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Examining the Doctor’s Attitude Towards Soldiers

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I don't think it's out of character at all.

To use an example many are quoting, look at the Third Doctor and the Brigadier. Their relationship is generally rembered as being friendly, the Brig even being thought of as a "practically a companion" figure.. But this evolved over time and if you look at the earlier stories featuring the Brig the Doctor is a lot less friendly and more suspicious - and in the case of the Third Doctor, downright rude at times. Belittling the Brig all the time, talking about him "playing solider" and 'blundering about shooting things". Over time, the relationship softens, the Doctor realises that underneath his stern military exterior, Lethbridge-Stewart is a good and kind man, and they become friends despite their differences.

I think the same will happen with Danny Pink. A lot of the Doctor's friendships have started out with him being rather hostile. It just seems a lot more out of character when the last two Doctors have been much more inclined towards excessive friendliness in the face of uncertainty rather than inquisitive suspicion.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Examining the Doctor’s Attitude Towards Soldiers

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And of course her great line in that story..

"Oh no... You ARE going to sing!"

2 months, 2 weeks ago on A Whology: Maggie Stables

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Thoroughly excellent article, Gustaff. I think it's fair to say that Evelyn is a strong contender for the best original character BF have come up with, and indeed to many will be the undisputed holder of said title. Her stories with Colin are great, with even the occasional weaker story elevated by her presence. Maggie Stables may be gone but those of us who love our Big Finish will never forget her - and of course those who haven't had the pleasure yet will perhaps discover her later. Marvellous woman. RIP.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on A Whology: Maggie Stables

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Rage Against the Machine are with Sony. They're not owned by Cowell. Cowell's label is also owned by Sony. So it's Sony that for paid regardless.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on The Caretaker – 12 Hints & Teasers

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I liked all three (other than the disappearing crewman in Curse) but Time Heist just nudges it for me. Journey in close second.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Face-Off: The Thompson Episodes

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First fish complaint I've heard! I rather liked that bit.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist

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Joy. Her name was Joy. Your name is Master Michael Moon.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist

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You don't happen to watch BBC HD perchance? I've heard that there is a mixing issue on the HD channel. I sometimes don't catch dialogue when I watch live on the HD channel. When I watch via iPlayer with my awesome headphones the mix is perfect.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist

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I would have to disagree on Invasion of Time being more successful. Journey might have shown us less but at least all the interiors looked like the inside of a mad time machine and not a community hospital and swimming baths.

3 months ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review

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It says iPlayer figures aren't included. It adds time shift viewers who record it on DVR but not the iPlayer.

I'm sure the BBC do monitor the numbers on iPlayer but perhaps there's no way for them to tell which are unique views and which are people rewatching.

3 months ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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When do they get counted? It says on this page that "iPlayer figures are not included in the final figure". Which seems daft, but then at this stage the final figure discounts so many others - it's probably doubling that final figure in international and online views, and hopefully the BBC takes this into consideration even if the ratings figure doesn't..

3 months ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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Partners in Crime, for me, let that run down.

3 months ago on Rate & Discuss Listen

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Wow.

3 months ago on Rate & Discuss Listen

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