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@The_Doctor_ Yes, I also find Listen to be overrated.  A good episode though.  But guess what?  I also find Midnight to be overrated.  Sorry!

18 hours, 48 minutes ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 4)

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@IrishPenmanship He's a beautiful Curator, probably.

1 week, 3 days ago on Happy Birthday, Tom Baker!

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@Supermoff  @PaddyB @Supermoff Super, showing it on TV at the exact same time would completely and utterly negate the impact - and especially the financial impact - of making the film for the cinema.


If a company is going to put $200 million dollars (or so) into financing a Doctor Who film, they're going to want as many customers as possible to pay for it in their local cinema.  (And pay for it again and again on multiple viewings!)  They're not going to want millions of potential cinema customers seeing the film for free on TV and then have those people not bother with paying to see it in the cinema.


The VAST majority of TV viewers would NEVER go to the cinema to pay for something they can see for free at home.  There goes any chance of profit (and profit is THEE main reason ANY company would ever finance a DW film.)  And then there goes any chance of further DW cinema films.

1 week, 4 days ago on Russell T Davies Interested in Writing A Doctor Who Movie

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@OAOHAYF unexpected item in the bagging area @The MasterDoctor The "Heist" slo-mo is no where near as horrifying as it was with the flying monks in "Tooth and Claw", but yep...  Absolutely grating.

1 week, 5 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #10: Director

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Also voted for Douglas MacKinnon.  Flatline is brilliant all the way around and yes, the direction is great.  The direction of Listen is also wonderful.  Time Heist, I'm not so thrilled with as I absolutely despise the cliche of slow-mo that is so overused in film and television these days.  Slo-mo has been grating on me for a long time.  But I want to conclude this on a positive - Flatline is very positive!

1 week, 6 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #10: Director

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@Huknar @The MasterDoctor Huknar, maybe it's just me then.  I have bought the soundtrack CDs from the first four series and the specials.  I've made a compilation of the songs I like best.  I do notice those songs - now - when I rewatch the episodes they're in.  But no, for series 8, I can recall nothing whatsoever.  Some have posted here about the 12th Doctor's "theme".  I have no idea what that theme is.  I'll try to listen for it on future rewatches.  Again, I guess it's just me.

1 week, 6 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #9: Music

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@The Whoniversal Man @TheTimeOfTheCommenter ((Whoniversal, hope the mods don't mind me writing this here, but if you're unaware, Whona.com which is based in Indianapolis always has the newest DWMagazine within a few days of release.  I was giddy as an Aunt when I discovered the site.  Google it.  They've got loads of DW stuff, and no, I am not involved with them other than ordering from them.))

1 week, 6 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #9: Music

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Music in television programs is supposed to be so good that the viewer doesn't notice it.  (Or so I've read.)  So the music in DW must be fantastic, because I pretty much never remember it.


I can't vote in this one because I honestly never noticed the music during the entire 8th series.  I'm sure it was there and I'm sure it was moving and aided many a scene.  But nope, nothing ever stuck in my brain to the point where I can recall any of it right now at this moment while contemplating this particular poll.


I can't help but wonder if there are others like me, but who simply clicked off this poll immediately.

2 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #9: Music

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@FireplaceGirl "...he grasps small pleasures when they come, has "grace under pressure"..."


That's cool.  I wonder if he has "Permanent Waves" and "Moving Pictures" too? ;)

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Is the Doctor a Superhero?

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@ElyotWren @The MasterDoctor @TheMaster999 ElyotWren, you're right.  One only needs to look at the two Jar Jar Abrams Star Trek atrocities for proof of what you've written here.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Neil Gaiman on Nightmare in Silver Reception

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@The Rise of the Eleventh You better believe that Cyber-Iron Man would die if it tried to take on Doctor-Superman!

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Is the Doctor a Superhero?

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@TheMaster999 From what I've read in DWMagazine interviews, pretty much every DW scriptwriter has been restricted by "budget restraints".  And every writer has to do "multiple rewrites" on whatever they work on:  Novels, scripts, plays, etc.  So it's not like Gaiman is the only writer who has ever had these problems working on DW.


You're right though, his scripts were written way out of their budgetary proportions.  He should have been reigned in by the Moff-man.  Then too, as a professional writer, he really should have known better.  Especially considering that he calls himself a big DW fan.  (As a writer/fan, he should know the history.) 


If every script could fly beyond those budget restraints, then DW would have 51 years worth of "Superior" episodes behind it.  (Give or take a "Four To Doomsday" or "Night Terrors" or so.)

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Neil Gaiman on Nightmare in Silver Reception

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@Polyphase @supermoff And Dinosaur :)

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Is the Doctor a Superhero?

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I can't say I've ever read anywhere about anyone thinking that Matt Smith was playing the part of the Doctor as Matt Smith. There's a whole lot of different aspects to the character in his performance. The only time I've seen Matt Smith as himself has been during televised interviews, and he has never come across anything like his version of the Doctor in any of those interviews I've seen.

 

I also have to say that, without knowing the definite context in which Neil Gaiman was saying all this, that what he has said here comes across as really rather rude to Matt Smith. What makes Neil Gaiman think he knows anything about acting that he could say this about Matt Smith? Does Gaiman really think that Matt Smith needs HIM (Gaiman) to convince others that Matt Smith is a good actor? Phooey on that!

Then too, when it comes to Matt's performance as "Mr. Clever", quite frankly, he plays the part of Mr. Clever the Cyberleader pretty much the same as he plays the Doctor. There's not a whole lot of difference there. I myself (so yes, this is just my opinion) think that Matt Smith played the part of Mr. Clever completely wrong. (Perhaps it was written wrong and directed wrong as well.) Mr. Clever the Cyberman was much too Doctory.

 

Oh, and the bit about "having him go up against himself - that's never been done in Doctor Who before" is wrong. Troughton did it in "Enemy of the World". Of course Hartnell, Tom Baker, Davison and Tenant played "other characters" within their own eras of Doctor Who as well. And Colin Baker and Capaldi played other characters outside their own eras of DW.

Matt Smith proved his acting abilities within Doctor Who LONG before "Nightmare in Silver".  Outside of DW, the only thing I've seen Matt Smith in was "Womb", and he was excellent in it. He actually plays two different versions of the same character, basically.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Neil Gaiman on Nightmare in Silver Reception

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How about a spin-off that unites UNIT and Vastra, Jenny and Strax?


Have Vastra put herself and her two acquaintances into a nice, deep hibernation and wake up in 21st Century London.  With UNIT Scientific Advisor Kate Stewart standing over them, ringing the alarm clock.


It just seems to me that it might prove a bit difficult to have a continuing series set in the 1800s or whenever it is that Vastra and Co. currently reside.


Anyone else?

2 weeks, 5 days ago on 9 Predictions for Doctor Who Series 9…

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@The Genie Ooh...  Those were some very nice sentences in support of Banky-Drakey.  And Keeley Hawes.  I'd sort of forgot about her and was only remembering the Teller.

3 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #5: Best Villain

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Where's the box for "Steven Moffat"?


Ba-da-dumm!


No, seriously, I am not a hater of Moffat.  Most of his writing is brilliant as is most of his showrunning.


I went with GUS because I'm very much hoping that we will encounter him / it again soon.  I'm also very much worried that Moffat might forget all about him / it.

3 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #5: Best Villain

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While I enjoyed Missy as Missy, my appreciation for her diminished a bit when she became the Master.  For me, Michelle Gomez deserves her own character, which she did have in Missy up to that point at the concluding moments of "Dark Water".  At that, she was jammed into a character previously portrayed by men.  Why couldn't Gomez have her own Brave New character?  "The Master" part (again, for me) ruined Missy.

3 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #5: Best Villain

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My greatest concern with "Kill the Moon" is that it might have the ability to creep into the collective subconscious of the "casual viewers" of "Doctor Who" (you know, the "casual" viewers that Showrunners Davies and Moffat have said are "really" the most important viewers of all) and will deposit a most-unnerving memory into their brains.

That it ("Kill the Moon") might leave them with an unsavory taste in their subconscious mouths:  "Doctor Who?  Oh, that's the show that would have us believe that our moon up there in the night sky, is actually a great big dragonfly egg", etc.


I know, I know!  Just one "silly to the point of horribly bad" episode wouldn't be enough to kill off the show for all those casual viewers.  But what if that one episode is followed soon after by an episode where, let's say...  an entire forest grows in the midst of downtown London, but the production doesn't allow for any actual "downtown London" buildings to appear within the forest?  Or any of the millions of London human dwellers (bar a handful of kids and a few adults?)


So now what if two "silly to the point of horribly bad" episodes of Doctor Who seep their way into that collective subconscious of all those casual viewers?  Could the ratings begin to falter?  Would the appreciation index take a tumble? 


What if the Showrunner (whoever it might be at some point in the future - even tomorrow) becomes so complacent in their belief that Doctor Who is invulnerable to bad episodes that they become blinded to future bad episodes or the bad scripts that lead to those bad episodes?   I myself am sitting here shivering at the thought.  Shiver.

3 weeks ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Kill the Moon

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@ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @LaraHarris Your recognition of the idiotic is most appreciated and your explanation why it is idiotic, wonderful.  Thank-you.

3 weeks ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Kill the Moon

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@JenniferAdams1 @Hibernus Been a long time since I've watched Jacobi's episode or "Human Nature".  But in HN, John Smith remembered his youth and his parents, Sydney and Verity.  He grew up in Gallifrey, which was in Ireland, wasn't it?

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Why A Multi-Master Story Needs to Happen

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As long as Doctor Who Showrunners (current and future) don't become complacent and believe in the ability of taking great ratings and great appreciation for granted.


While I also believe that Doctor Who will out-live each and every single person who currently knows of it's existence, there remains the possibility that a certain amount of smugness about it's invulnerability could lead to a downfall.  


I know many enjoyed "Kill the Moon", but it is a prime example of terrible writing and inane ideas being allowed to progress to fruition.  While there were some good ideas in there, and some very good production (Lanzarote as the moon was beautiful) the science is awful to the point of embarrassment.  "In the Forest of the Night" wasn't far behind.


But those were only two episodes out of thirteen (including "Last Christmas" which itself was a bit of a mess if not a lot of fun).  It would take an entire series of "Kill the Moons" to kill Doctor Who.  I trust the current Showrunner and all those future Showrunners to never let that happen!

3 weeks, 2 days ago on RTD: It’s Now Impossible For Doctor Who To Ever Be Axed

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@IrishPenmanship @Typo42 "Magic Carrots" @The MasterDoctor @not764 No, Irish, it wasn't a joke, not even dry.  Watch the scene again.  And again (like I have a number of times due to the Doctor's words not ringing true to me.)  It wasn't even the Doctor being clever with words, which certainly, he does a lot.  Thank you for attempting an answer for me though. 

3 weeks, 2 days ago on The 5 Greatest Weaknesses of Series 8 (Part 2)

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Is this Prentis character's first name Albert or Alan or Alonso by chance?


A. Prentis.


"The Magician's Apprentice" = "The Magician's A. Prentis"?


(Now that was pretty bad, wasn't it?!  I'm certain no one else came up with something as bad as this.  Right?  Wrong?)

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Paul Kaye Cast in Series 9

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@ElyotWren @The MasterDoctor @not764 Certainly "quick shocks" for the viewers is normal for DW, and words can be included in that, but in this instance, the words involved betrayed the character.


It would have been acceptable had the Doctor said, "Go to hell" and then looked at Clara for an expected shocked reaction.  Meaning that the Doctor said it on purpose.  But there is no such look from the Doctor.  He's completely unconcerned with any reaction from Clara.


Also, it was a bit of a betrayal of the character that the Doctor despised soldiers so much in this incarnation, especially considering that he had had barely any contact with soldiers.  Well, compared to his previous 11 selves, that is.  None of them held any particular hatred for soldiers, and that includes the Third Doctor who worked and lived among them.


Then too, the 12th Doctor, in "Death in Heaven" got positively gooey-eyed when he re-encountered the Brigadier, both in oil-painting and metal-suit.  This, the 12th Doctor, who supposedly despises soldiers, is the one who gives the Brig the salute.  And if anyone thinks Danny Pink was a "murderous soldier", take a look at the Brig's history.  Many viewers may not be familiar with all that the Brigadier did in his long career, but I know Stephen Moffat, a life-long DW fan like myself, knows.  So again, a manipulation of the character to fit the script.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on The 5 Greatest Weaknesses of Series 8 (Part 2)

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@not764 What you've said here reminds me of my problem with the Doctor's "Go to hell" line from the beginning of "Dark Water".  Why did the Doctor choose those words?  After Clara mistakes those words for the Doctor actually meaning that she could just "go to hell" for being so mean (basically), the Doctor says something to the sort that no, all he meant was that they'll go and try to find dead Danny.


So why didn't the Doctor just say, "We'll go and try to find Danny"?  Why not say, "We'll try to find Heaven and Danny"?  Why say the words, "Go to hell"?  The answer?  To shock the viewers.  To make the viewer think that the Doctor, just for a quick moment, is telling Clara to go to hell (for being mean.)


Otherwise, what?  Did the Doctor think that to find dead Danny, that they would indeed have to go to hell?  The Doctor automatically figured that Danny was such a horrid, terrible person that he must surely have gone to hell when he died?


No, again, the reason the Doctor went out of character and spoke the words, "Go to hell" was because the writer wanted to shock the viewer.  The writer ignored the nature of the character, the Doctor, for the sake of a shock, even if it was just for a quick moment.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on The 5 Greatest Weaknesses of Series 8 (Part 2)

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@Teeth and Curls You're absolutely right.  There should not have been any cameos from Missy previous to "Dark Water".  There pretty much was no point in any of those cameos.  She appeared at the conclusion of "Deep Breath", taking the Half-Faced Man into her care.  But why?  The Half-Faced Man never appeared again.  (Remember how we all thought we'd get an answer as to whether or not the Doctor pushed HFM out of the balloon, or if HFM jumped?  No answer ever provided.  I thought perhaps there would be another revealing confrontation with HFM in the final story.  Nope.)


And why were the robots from "Robot of Sherwood" looking for Paradise (or the Afterworld, or whatever it was named on their computer)?  Never saw them again.  Never saw the police officer from "The Caretaker" either.


I'd be willing to conjecture that Missy was added in to each of these stories long after the scripts were finished.  That in itself just doesn't work.  She's divided from the true story, thrown in just for the sake of the showrunner believing that a "story arc" was/is necessary.  So Missy gets thrown in there, but ultimately, her inclusion in those stories, in the grand aftermath, falls flat.


You're also right about how we as viewers wouldn't have been expecting anything "big" from Missy had she first appeared in "Dark Water".  The reveal would most certainly have "hit" with a thunderous pounding, instead of the "Oh, my suspicions were right, she is the Master.  Yawn."

3 weeks, 4 days ago on The 5 Greatest Weaknesses of Series 8 (Part 2)

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"The Caretaker" was great for the scenes of Clara's school teacher life and for the truly wonderful Doctor-as-Caretaker bits.  Capaldi absolutely shines throughout this episode. The look on his face when he thinks that Clara is head-over-heels for the 11th Doctor look-alike is endearingly precious.


While I enjoyed "The Caretaker", it was later lessened in further episodes by the continuing appearances of the incredibly dull Danny.  For me, there was no chemistry whatsoever between Clara and the More-Controlling-Than-Clara Danny Pink.  So now, viewing "The Caretaker" isn't as easy as I now know that Danny keeps showing up in later episodes, dragging those episodes, Clara and myself, down.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on The 5 Greatest Weaknesses of Series 8 (Part 2)

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@Ottoman14

Yes, while your opening line was unfortunate, I pretty much agree with the rest of what you wrote.  My other problems with "Last Christmas" include the Dream Crabs and their ways of going about overcoming their victims.  If they're able to influence their victims to absorb themselves into a vivid dreamstate, then why would they - the Dream Crabs - allow their victims to dream about the Dream Crabs?  Why allow their victims to team-up with one another within their dreams to fight off the Dream Crabs?

Clara was eventually put into a dream in which she was living happily ever after with Danny.  It was the Doctor who destroyed that dream.  If it hadn't been for the Doctor, she would have kept dreaming that dream until the Dream Crabs finished eating her brain.


So why wouldn't the Dream Crabs influence their victims to dream "Happily Ever After" dreams to begin with?  Why allow their victims to dream the Dream Crabs destruction which did indeed lead to their destruction?


I had lots of other problems with "Last Christmas", but I'll stop now.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Your Last Christmas Ranking

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All together, I've seen 233 Doctor Who stories.  The following is where the episodes of Peter Capaldi's series and the Last Christmas special rank.


28. Flatline

35.   Mummy on the Orient Express

40.   The Caretaker

106.  Deep Breath

117.  Listen

143.  Into the Dalek

158.  Last Christmas

175.  Robot of Sherwood

182.  Dark Water/Death in Heaven

190.  In the Forest of the Night

218.  Time Heist

230.  Kill the Moon


Of course, these rankings of mine could change at the drop of a Dalek.  As a matter of fact, for the past couple of years, "Vincent and the Doctor" has been my Number One story, followed by "Horror of Fang Rock".  Fang Rock is pretty close to returning to the Number One spot for me as a little of the shine of Vincent has sort of worn off recently.

4 weeks ago on Your Last Christmas Ranking

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The special seemed like quite a bit of a retread to me.  Not only of previous DW episodes (Amy's Choice) but also of movies, one of which the special actually went ahead and identified by name.

 

There was also no explanation as to why these people were all connected by the same dream.  And why did the dream take place in a north pole scientific facility.  Why not Santa's workshop?  And how was the Doctor connected?  Was he on Earth while having his dream?  He seemed to be in the area where Clara was having her "dream" in the beginning moments of "Dark Water".  The place where she was challenging the Doctor with the TARDIS keys.

 

At least the inclusion of Santa ended up making sense.  I'm also not clear on where the Crabs came from, how they got where they got to (where ever those places actually were) and why they allowed(?) their victims to connect to one another.  You would think the Crabs wouldn't want their victims getting together to work with one another on an escape.  And considering that those victims were (I think) spread across the planet (possibly the Universe in the case of the Doctor) and time, it seems even more unlikely that the victims would connect with one another.


It would have been interesting if GUS (from "Mummy on the Orient Express") was revealed to be behind how the Crabs ended up where and when they ended up.  (Hoping GUS returns in Series 9 to tempt the Doctor!)

 

At this point, I can only give "Last Christmas" a 4/10.  (I always reserve the right to change my ratings at the drop of a sonic screwdriver.)


1 month ago on Rate & Discuss Last Christmas

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I always get caught up in what a wonderful idea it is to have a great big Christmas present box which opens up onto a different dimension, or world.  Also, that incredible magical Christmas tree with toy airplanes zooming around it.  "Doc, Wid & Ward" isn't the best Christmas episode, but it is one of my favorites.

"Christmas Carol" just doesn't do it for me.  It doesn't make sense.  As the Doctor alters the young boy and makes him a better person, the older version remains unchanged.  Also, quite frankly, it doesn't improve even the slightest on the actual Dickens Christmas Carol.  Rather pales in comparison. 

1 month, 1 week ago on Festive Face-Off: A Christmas Carol vs The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

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@MaddyKika Wilf was in "Voyage of the Damned".  We just didn't know it was him at the time.

1 month, 1 week ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs Voyage of the Damned

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@PhilPagett I can't say I've seen anyone say this, but then I can't say I've read every comment on this matter.  There's just too much.


Perhaps there's a psychological thing about this.  Males might look upon this, the Doctor regenerating into a woman, as not merely "regenerating" but "becoming" a woman.  There might be the thinking, "If the Doctor becomes a woman, what other "heroes" or "idols" will become a woman, or become "feminized"?


The thinking could be retroactive.  What if Winston Churchill had become a woman?  What if Abraham Lincoln had become a woman?  What if my favorite footballer decides to become a woman?  Dear Lord, what if I myself became a woman?!  Again, this is considering it from a psychological point of view.


Supposedly as we entered the 21st Century and continue into the future, we are all becoming more "enlightened".  The key word in that last sentence?  "Supposedly."

Is there really fear hiding around in the back of our brains secretly pondering things like, "What if my little son sees the Doctor become a woman and, inspired, he says he wants to be a woman, too?"


I think these thought processes could work for females, too.  "What if my boyfriend says he wants to become a woman?  What if my father decides to become a woman?"


Is any of this truly in any relation to Doctor Who and the Doctor's ability to regenerate?  I don't know.  I'm just putting it out there for consideration.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on An Opinion On Gender Regeneration: Plot or Politics?

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@Malohkeh @jamesanash101, Agent of the C.O.M.P.A.N.I.O.N.S Jeesh, did I ever read that wrong the first time.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful

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@Typo42 Sceptic of ROSE @Unibot Yes!  Why in the Universe are the BBC not jumping on this?  nuWho in Target paperback format.  It's practically screaming out to be done.  These books would be absolute top sellers.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful

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@Captain_British @oksandum @Polyphase 2 Meets 12 was great!  Truly, if I didn't know better, I'd have thought that was indeed Patrick Troughton himself.  I was able to lose myself in that impersonation.  Absolute best I've ever heard of him.  The Capaldi impersonation was incredibly good as well.  Thank you for the fun!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful

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@pats86 "...Because that person may not be gay or bi, so it could be awkward in that sence. If that makes sence ?"

What are you trying to say there?  You're not making any sense.  (smile)

1 month, 2 weeks ago on An Opinion On Gender Regeneration: Plot or Politics?

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@DanFellows "...Nope I'm saying it wld have been more effective if Missy had been Susan not the master..."

Oh, I like that.  I can see it now:

Susan/Missy:  "Yes, Grandfather, it's me.  Susan.  I call myself 'Missy' now.  And I'm bad now, Grandfather.  I'm very bad!  Why?  Because you didn't come back.  No, you never came back!  So I had lots of regrets.  I had tears.  I had anxieties!  I tried to go forward in all my beliefs, but when you never came back, I realized how mistaken YOU were in YOUR beliefs!  So now I'm evil, Grandfather.  And now you're going to pay for it.  Oh Grandfather, are you ever going to pay for it!!!"

1 month, 2 weeks ago on An Opinion On Gender Regeneration: Plot or Politics?

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@oozewho Saunders as the Doctor and Patsy as the companion?  Wonderful!  That would make a fantastic 10 minute or so special for a Children In Need Charity TV event or something like that.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on An Opinion On Gender Regeneration: Plot or Politics?

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Would the BBC allow a producer/showrunner to make a move like this on their own?  With Doctor Who now making great impact in foreign countries, changing the characters gender could prove detrimental to the show's expanding success.


Moffat and Davies before him have often been quoted as declaring that DW is not made for the fans (like all of us here on this site debating this question of gender.)  The two showrunners have said that DW is made for the casual viewer.  If the BBC agrees with that, then I would think that there would be major thought put into bringing an actress to the role.  Would the BBC be willing to take a chance on alienating those casual viewers with a change like this?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on An Opinion On Gender Regeneration: Plot or Politics?

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@KristaWilson1 @The MasterDoctor Well, that's an interesting way of interpreting it.  I'll remember that the next time I watch the episode and see if that works for me.  "...a passive aggressive git..."  Funny!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Capaldi Needed to “Slap the audience awake” – Moffat

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One face slap moment that I don't think was necessary was the Doctor's "Go to Hell" response in "Dark Water".  That response didn't ring true.  I don't think it's something that he would say.


He supposedly said it as an answer to Clara, but we viewers were supposed to be shocked by it and believe that he was indeed telling Clara to go to hell.  To me, that was a cheat.  That was the writer showing up on screen and putting uncharacteristic words into the Doctor's mouth for the sake of that face slap.


Why wouldn't the Doctor say, "Go to Heaven"?  Why wouldn't the Doctor say, "We'll see if we can find Heaven or Hell"?  Why wouldn't he say, "Alright, we'll try and find Danny in the afterlife"?  Something like that.


But this is just one negative "face slap" out of a bunch of pretty good ones. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Capaldi Needed to “Slap the audience awake” – Moffat

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@Scootersfood, agent of C.O.M.P.A.N.I.O.N.S. @MatthewSmith2 I would think there would be a possible backlash (from feminists) against a female being cast as the Doctor on the basis of thought that "a woman actor should not have to play a role originated by a male actor / There should be good roles for female actors without them having to follow on from what a male began."


Why not a new character that is female that is brilliant and wonderful - in her own way - just as the Doctor is brilliant and wonderful in his own way?


We've already seen a character on Doctor Who which was very much the equal of the Doctor.  Romana.  There were several occasions in her episodes in which she did take on the "role" of the Doctor when the Doctor himself was sidelined or otherwise out of the action.  Romana was brilliant and wonderful in her own "Doctorish" way.


Perhaps a new spin-off series based on the adventures of the Doctor's Daughter, Jenny?  (Though I wasn't all that impressed by the character as presented in her DW episode.)  With some refining of the character, and the right production crew (female producers AND writers?) "Jenny Who" could be quite promising!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Moffat: Gender is Fluid on Gallifrey

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Why did the Silents (a "small faction" of anti-Doctor Priests) have tunnels dug under practically the entire Earth (as River somewhat put it)?  Why did these Priests act so nasty including one slaughtering a female Star Trek viewer in the White House Women's Bathroom?  (Did he do it to impress Amy who would forget all about it anyway?)  Why did all those Priests hang upside down from the tops of caves, tunnels and Orphanage Building ceilings?  Why would Priests listen to your confession and then have you forget that you had just confessed and therefore you would still carry the burden of your sins?


And why did Amy's house have a staircase leading from the second floor to a non-existent third floor?  (The outside of that house clearly shows it is only a two-story house.) 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Steven Moffat: An Era of Forgotten Things

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@NSSG&SMAF Are you kidding?  Just LOOK at her!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Clara, or a New Companion for Series 9?

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Though I never cared for the Danny character or Clara's relationship with him (absolutely no chemistry whatsoever,) his death still needs to be dealt with (probably.)  I would think Moffat is planning on having Clara deal with the loss, the Doctor helping her as best he can.


Not that I myself want to see it dealt with on screen.  As I wrote above, I never cared for Danny and still don't.  I'd like to see Clara just get on with having some great adventures and some super fun alongside the Doctor.


And something tells me that Missy wasn't lying when she told the Doctor where to find Gallifrey.  Maybe he's just looking - not in the wrong place - maybe he's looking in the wrong time.  I'd like to see Clara help the Doctor find Gallifrey.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Clara, or a New Companion for Series 9?

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@I've had an Accident The Doctor:  "Did I have a dream, or did the dream have me?  What a rush!"

2 months ago on Frost on “Gangster” Santa, Last Christmas Monsters

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Though I feel for the character and wish that Donna could be brought back and a "cure" found for her condition, to do so - bring her back - would diminish her story.  Her story as it was told and concluded within the lifespan of the 10th Doctor.

To have the 12th Doctor find a way of curing Donna's situation, would defeat her time with the 10th Doctor and I feel that all those stories (with the 10th Doctor) would then be tainted by knowing that "eventually" Donna would be saved by the 12th Doctor.


Donna's story is wonderful and one of the saddest of all the companions.  It should be left as it was. 



2 months ago on Tate: Donna Return Unlikely

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