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2 weeks ago on Poll: Capaldi’s Doctor – Hit or Miss?
Since the dead were being converted into cybermen, and since there were (probably) multiple clara echos that died in the past, that means that there were clara cybermen somewhere, not to mention amy and rory cybermen, right?
2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven
Just to be clear, Clara's not the Doctor, both of them lied (Doctor about Gallifrey and Clara about Danny), Clara's probably coming back for the Christmas Special, Osgood's dead, and Missy may or may not be dead.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven
The thing that you brought up is that gender can be an integral part of a person's identity. However, as we have seen in Time Lords, just changing regenerations shows different parts of the Doctor's (or other Time Lords') personalities that are increased or decreased with each body. However each incarnation is very clearly the same person. When The Mistress came onto our screens she seemed very much The Master, same type of personality, same general ideas, but with a different twist. A different gender doesn't necessarily mean that you are bound to act differently, especially if your thoughts, ideals, and experience, are retained. There are people who are very similar to each other, while being different genders in our own race. There are guys who are emotional, and women who are cold and rational (much like the Rani). It's obvious that if the Rani were to regenerate into a guy, she wouldn't be very emotional, as that is simply not part of her personality. She is someone devoted to science. I really don't see what the big deal is about. Each incarnation is a different person and retains basic principles which are not limited to gender. What's the problem with a Time Lord changing gender?
2 weeks, 5 days ago on A Study of Regeneration: Lord or Lady?
@pats86 If this happens in Time Lord families (also changing appearance from an old man to someone who could look like an older brother), assumably it's not strange to them. Much like how kids with two dads or two moms live in a very similar household to other children. The only real difference is that a lot of public see them as other, and that their parents are different genders than the "norm". Who cares? People on Earth (that's us) are starting to care less, as part of a more accepting society, so why should a very progressive race like the Time Lords, where it is normal to change bodies, find it weird when all of a sudden their parents have changed genders. That's normal for them, just like it is normal for us when one of our parents dies. Societies have different societal norms, and one cannot base another species' societal norms on ours. It's just stupid tbh. Also, it makes total sense for the change in gender to happen when you change bodies, just saying.
The whole Missy is the Master/Mistress seems very straight-forward for Moffat. It seems a lot more obvious than what he normally does. She still may be someone else who is simply lying to the Doctor. Not that I have a problem with Missy being the Master/Mistress, but not everything seems to add up.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal
Yes 7%, No 8%, Unsure 85%
3 weeks ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! This is all I can manage before I go into shock. Farewell cruel world! See you next week....
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water
Missy is the Valeyard/The Master/The Rani/Clara Echo/River Song/Evil Moffat Trollin. Can we all agree?
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #2)
While Vincent and the Doctor, The Doctor's Wife and Rings of Akhaten are all top notch for me, I had to go with Mummy on the Orient Express.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Face-Off: New Writer Debuts
I'm SOOOOOO Curious how this is going to turn out. Curtis, Gaiman, Cross, and Mathieson all seem to have a good following in the comments.
What? What! WHAT!
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Dark Water Clip
Happy birthday Matt!!
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Happy Birthday, Matt Smith!
WAIT! THEORY!! In the Name of the Doctor in the pre-title sequence we hear Clara's voice say I was born to save the Doctor. What if she literally is just that. She was "born" to save the Doctor. What if it wasn't a real Clara who jumped into the time stream. What if it was an already fractured Clara that was doing what she must, to save the Doctor. Essentially she is something that exists purely for the Doctor. She is simply there to save him. She couldn't be seen a good portion of the time, according to her, but that every once in a while he would notice her. She might be a paradox splintered through time, but was never an original. I'm still thinking this through though. I think I need a chalkboard....
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Next Time: Dark Water
@supermoff needs answers! NOW! Is that for New Who or all of Doctor Who?
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss In the Forest of the Night
I'm starting to think that it wouldn't be worth it at the end of this series for DWTV to do a poll as to who the best writer was this season. I feel the results would just be embarrassing...
1 month ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline
I have to go back through other episodes, but these two are definitely in my top 5. I went with flatline, but it doesn't win by much.
@stargazer0118 @BLINKANDYOUREDEAD I understand that, but I personally am relating more to them being more distant from "normal" human emotion.
1 month ago on 2nd Opinion: Flatline
I'm connecting more with both of them as characters, but then again I connect most with Spock, Data, and Seven of Nine from Star Trek, so....
I'd like to clear something up about the sonic. It clearly was not the thing that saved the day. When I agree that it can be a "magic wand" at times, this was clearly not the case here. When the doctor flew his TARDIS to normal size, there was a giant green glow keeping the boneless at bay coming specifically from the TARDIS. When he used the sonic, it looked like that green forcefield like thing was manipulated and sent them on their way. I'm assuming that the doctor set something up inside the TARDIS once he had enough power, and simply used the sonic to activate it, which is within the functionality of the sonic. It wasn't satisfying, but it wasn't because of the sonic.
1 month ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline
1.25 Mummy on the Orient Express
4. Deep Breath
5. Into the Dalek
6. The Caretaker
7. Time Heist
8. Robot of Sherwood
9. Kill the Moon
1 month ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
I think we all know who the next showrunner must be.....
@DrMalcolmT @BLINKANDYOUREDEAD There were a lot of rumors early on about the Master returning, so I think it's possible too. But all we have to do is wait and see.
1 month, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express
@Scootersfood has 66 Seconds to live... @BazHood Is there a comment system that has a love button, because we should switch over to that. There are some comments that you just want to like more than once. There should totally be a button for that...
@Ollie Walton Harrod It depends on how far away one is from a black hole. You can't go past the event horizon, but as long as you are going very fast, and have not reached the event horizon, then you are fine.
A lot of people are talking about Clara lying, and I'm not sure she lied at all to be honest (other than with Maisie). Danny said that she should come back and talk to him about it once she has cooled down. This means that they had a conversation, or many conversations (since it had been a couple of weeks) so who knows what they agreed upon. It's possible they agreed that she should still travel with him as long as she makes sure that he is a good man. I do think that this will be touched on later, but is far too early to say that she is lying to both of them.
On rewatch, there is something niggling me about Perkins. It could just be me being superstitious or something, but a lot of his mannerisms and random things he says, sound an awful lot like the Master. He seems VERY intelligent for a chief engineer, he seems to kind of be toying with the Doctor, and even though he "doesn't know how the TARDIS works" he still says that there is something wrong and that he knows how to fix it. My suspicion is that we may see Perkins again and that he is either the Master or Gus.
I don't understand how somebody can hate change and watch doctor who of all television programs. Just saying.
1 month, 1 week ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@MatthewBagnall Why would you say that???????
1 month, 1 week ago on Next Time: Flatline
@Joe17 Why not? We are already scared of statues, the dark, the ticking of clocks, the dark, and what is underneath our beds. What's one more thing?
@TheNightmareChild is havin' a good time! @Warisfiller I wish I could like that more than once...
If this turns out to be as good as this weeks episode (which it looks like it might), I would like to make a movement saying that Mathieson should be showrunner after Moffat.
Was that a tiger?
1 month, 1 week ago on Foxes ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ Full Song (Featuring New Series 8 Clips)
@SunEzer @BLINKANDYOUREDEAD I personally really liked it, but if you asked another day mummy on the orient express might switch with it. It's not like I necessarily think it is the best ever episode, but so far it is the best of series 8 in my opinion (but the others (minus time heist, into the dalek, and kill the moon) are very close behind, with those last three a little ways off from great.
I don't want to give numbered rankings because I always have trouble distinguishing between standards as compared to doctor who or to the rest of television, but my order from best to worst is:
2. Mummy on the Orient Express
3. Deep Breath
4. The Caretaker
5. Robot of Sherwood
6. Time Heist
7. Kill the Moon
8. Into the Dalek
I REALLY felt the drama between clara and the doctor in this episode. SOOOO GOOD! Now to watch some classic who...
In the situation we didn't know the real consequences of letting the creature hatch. I agree with what a lot of people are saying about 7 billion lives is greater than one life. However what we did not know is whether those 7 billion lives were really in danger. What I don't believe in is death as a not last possible resort option. Since we didn't know all of the people down below would die, I would have let the creature live and see what happens, and then possibly kill it if it were a fact that other people would die. So lights on. As a random point, the increased mass in the moon was causing large tidal waves, and my first thought was actually the entire earth losing power due to extreme conditions on the planet. Did this cross anyone else's minds, because I don't think it would have been that clear cut.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Poll: Lights On or Lights Off?
Which way across the pond? Because I'm in America....
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
These are also UK figures, and don't include Doctor Who's mass popularity abroad. I am really curious how many people watch each episode of Doctor Who each season across the world.
@DWTV By "on the right track" does this mean it is a different type of hash?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Kill the Moon – 12 Hints & Teasers
Secret 1 is exoparasite hashed with md5. You should be able to find the same thing for secret 2, but something is different because the hash doesn't exist either forwards or backwards.
Converting secrets one and two from hexadecimal to decimal gives 57679378835993932467352208877774744499 and 927481869831728914106304116409498809941121325824 respectively. These can both be split up into groups of two, which I think can then be used with the passcode luna in a gronsfeld cipher. However, I don't know too much about this cipher and am having trouble getting it to decode online, so maybe someone could help???
For secret 3, using ASCII, you get IBOIMSOZPNN, if that is helpful at all....
@Carlo Antonioli You should become a cryptographer or something...
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Caretaker – 12 Hints & Teasers
Nothing is working for #2. I think it is a keyword cipher but I can't get anywhere with it. I tried using GO AWAY HUMANS as the keyword and then using other ciphers on it, but all it turned up was gibberish. Any thoughts? I don't even want to try #1...
I had the feeling that Blink was going to take it, but I was REALLY hoping that Listen would win...
2 months ago on Your Verdict on Listen & Episode Ranking
What I'm getting is that it is going to be very close. I voted for Listen, even with my username. That's how good I thought Listen was.
2 months ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen
I think that the monster the Doctor was looking for existed, but not that it necessarily featured in the episode. What I mean by this is that the idea that something is soooo good at hiding, it has perfected it, and thus is never seen. Even some type of symbiotic organism that lives off of every organism and in a way, can be someone to talk to when alone. This reminds me of the whole idea of a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other. It kind of links in with the whole "heaven" theme this series. There might be more importance in this episode than at first glance. No matter how one describes the monster, it sounds like it should exist, which is what the Doctor was getting at, and by probability, it should exist. However, if it were to exist, I don't think it would "hide" under a bed-cover, when they can all clearly see it. If it is so good at hiding, than it should be able to find a better hiding spot than that. By the same strain of logic, the organism should not be at the end of the universe when everything is dead, because it lived (assuming my premise) in symbiosis with other beings. Therefore, I don't think that this creature actually appeared in this episode, but I think that it exists at the very least in the Whoniverse. So yes and no.
2 months, 1 week ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
I understand where people are coming from, but I don't think it is really the accent. It's probably more the speed with the accent that makes it difficult. I'm not having this problem however, probably because I speak too quickly most of the time and people don't always catch everything I say, and I have a pretty standard American accent. Anyway, Capaldi should keep the accent (also it would be weird if he had a scottish accent in one episode and the next week he just switched accents.)
2 months, 1 week ago on Is Capaldi’s Accent Causing Issues?
What was that whole bit at the end? Robin Hood is as real as the Doctor? Robots and People going to "Heaven" or the "Promised Land"? Something is definitely going on with reality....
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood