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@MaddyKika Wilf was in "Voyage of the Damned". We just didn't know it was him at the time.
1 day, 18 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs Voyage of the Damned
@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.
5 days, 3 hours ago on An Opinion On Gender Regeneration: Plot or Politics?
@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.
5 days, 10 hours ago on Weird and Wonderful
@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.
@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!
@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 week, 1 day ago on An Opinion On Gender Regeneration: Plot or Politics?
@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!!!"
@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 week, 2 days ago on An Opinion On Gender Regeneration: Plot or Politics?
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 week, 3 days ago on An Opinion On Gender Regeneration: Plot or Politics?
@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 week, 3 days ago on Capaldi Needed to “Slap the audience awake” – Moffat
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.
@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 week, 5 days ago on Moffat: Gender is Fluid on Gallifrey
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 week, 6 days ago on Steven Moffat: An Era of Forgotten Things
@NSSG&SMAF Are you kidding? Just LOOK at her!
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Clara, or a New Companion for Series 9?
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.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Clara, or a New Companion for Series 9?
@I've had an Accident The Doctor: "Did I have a dream, or did the dream have me? What a rush!"
3 weeks ago on Frost on “Gangster” Santa, Last Christmas Monsters
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.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Tate: Donna Return Unlikely
At this point, I can't see Moffat staying quiet about Jenna leaving. I would think he and the BBC would be shouting it from the top of the Shard Building so as to attract the largest audience and largest ratings possible. They'd be hyping it up big time.
Or maybe not.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on A Hint on Jenna Coleman’s Future?
(The above was supposed to post in response to The Cosmic Hobo's
comment: Delgado. 'Mind of Evil.' Backseat of car smoking cigar. Bad
to the bone.")
1 month ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)
Capaldi doesn't want us to like him? Well, then fine...
My list of "Favorite Doctor" to "Don't Like Him Doctor".
1. Tom Baker
2. Jon Pertwee
3. David Tennant
4. Patrick Troughton
5. Matt Smith
6. Sylvester McCoy
7. William Hartnell
8. Paul McGann
9. Colin Baker
10. Christopher Eccleston
11. Peter Davison
12. John Hurt
13. Rowan Atkinson
14. Richard Hurndall
15. Toby Jones
16. Michael Jayston
17. Peter Cushing
18. Richard E. Grant
19. Jim Broadbent
20. Joanna Lumley
21. Hugh Grant
22. Trevor Martin
23. Adrian Gibbs
24. Geoffrey Hughes
25. Peter Capaldi (Ew!)
1 month ago on Capaldi Didn’t Want Twelve to Be Likeable
@Polyphase @Oodkind "Danny is such a wet blanket..."
There you go! THAT'S the description I've been looking for. Fits him perfectly. Hope he and Adric and having a rotten time down there in...
"Backseat of car smoking cigar"...
How fantastic it would have been during "Death In Heaven" if at some point Missy had been shown sitting in a comfy chair (somewhere) working out some Time Calculations, a glass of wine on a table next to her and she's SMOKING A CIGAR!
I think maybe that would have helped me see her as the Master. (I'm not too keen on her. Nothing wrong with the Master being a "her" though.)
@Polyphase @Spadesey I was going to say Vincent Price.
But wow... Christoper Walken. Can you imagine?!
@The Lazy Cat's Soufflé Was too Beautiful to Live Delgado's beard was real. Ainley's was glued on. Both look sinister though!
Thank you. Watched it again and this time the words were obvious because of your interpretation. Funny how once you "know" the words, it becomes so clear. This happens a lot for me with Doctor Who. I have trouble understanding an actor's words, then since I'm trying to figure out what was said, I miss the next lines because I'm no longer paying attention.
Is it just me???
1 month ago on 2014 Christmas Special: Children in Need Clip
@jamesanash101 I'm in America. In our family we got oranges, apples, walnuts and various candies, cookies and crackers.
Mmmmmm... Sweet memories, flashing very quickly by!
I was worried about this Christmas special when Santa entered the TARDIS during the end credits of "Death in Heaven". It just didn't have a good feel to it. Seemed off somehow or another.
This clip has changed all that. This looks interesting and fun.
Anyone know what the elves say after the Doctor says Happy Easter? Couldn't make it out.
@Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen @Sarahvictoriasmith "...but I'm still as nuts as I've always been..."
The Master did not used to be "nuts". "Crazed" perhaps, but he did not always act like a lunatic. The Simm Master was written to be nuts and unfortunately, this has carried over into the Gomez Master/Mistress. This is even more unfortunate when you consider that in the concluding moments of "End of Time", the Simm Master recovered his sanity and was even heroic in saving both the Doctor and planet Earth from Rassilon and the Time Lords. (And the Doctor did not "leave (him) for dead".)
Perhaps the Gomez Master actually precedes the Jacobi and Simm Masters. She is a time traveler after all. Maybe she's somewhere after the Eric Roberts Master, whom the Doctor, in a way, did leave for dead.
1 month, 1 week ago on 2nd Opinion: Death in Heaven
Both the Simm and Gomez Masters are written as lunatics. The Master was never previously a lunatic. He was cold, cruel and cunning. For me, no one tops the original, Roger Delgado. Derek Jacobi came close, doing more with those 5 minutes or so as the Master than what Simm did in his four episodes. So for me it's...
Pratt/Beevers (the Decayed Master)
1 month, 1 week ago on Face-Off: New Who Masters
@Sarahvictoriasmith I've read a couple comments here and there about a "sexual attraction" from the Simm Master for the Doctor. I haven't watched any of those episodes for sometime, but I know I definitely never picked up on any such attraction when I have watched them either on initial viewing or repeat views. Are you able to pinpoint anything in particular that occurred?
Great reviews, both very much in line with my own thinking. "Death in Heaven" was dreadful. (But "Flatline" from earlier in the series I thought was terrific. A very original concept. Well, it was done 20 years ago on "The Simpsons", but other than that... )
I also didn't see Missy as being the Master. I don't really have a problem with the gender change. But I do have a problem with the "sexual attraction" bit. I don't buy Missy being so enamored with the Doctor. The way she floats over to him with big bright adoring eyes upon their initial encounter. The kisses on the nose. The "he's my boyfriend" bit earlier in the season.
But I'm hoping there's a reason for it that we perhaps will learn in a future episode. Here's a possible reason for the lovey-dovey bit:
Perhaps when the Master regenerated out of Simm and into Gomez, it was a "now or never" situation. Meaning, he was forced to take another body, similar to overtaking the body of Tremas in "Keeper of Traken". Only problem is that this time, his only choice of body was a Time Lady on Gallifrey. A Time Lady would have a much stronger will than what the Trakenite Tremas had. Tremas completely disappeared when the Master took him over. Maybe with taking over a Time Lady, her own will would still be a strong presence within him.
Sort of like the Steve Martin/Lilly Tomlin movie, "All of Me". Of course, that was a comedy (and if you haven't seen it, you should seek it out. Steve Martin is phenomenal as a man with a woman within him.) In the case of "Doctor Who", a forced combination of a male Time Lord and a female Time Lady would make for some great Sci-Fi drama and some great potential material for Michelle Gomez as both the Master and the Time Lady fighting it out within the same body!
Just an idea.
Already posted here previously that Capaldi is a hit. Now I'm gonna go ahead and list my Doctor list of "Mostest Absolute Favorite" to "Favorite":
1. The Doctor Who visited the lighthouse of the dead.
2. The Doctor Who went for a ride in a wheelchair at breakneck speed.
3. The Doctor Who investigated Lunch Room Ladies and the dreck they serve.
4. The Doctor Who almost became the Master (of Fiction).
5. The Doctor Who talked a Dalek to death.
6. The Doctor Who enjoyed a Starry Night.
7. The Doctor Who imitated a Thing when he performed a TARDIS crawl.
8. The Doctor Who broke a Meddlesome Time Lords TARDIS.
9. The Doctor Who loved a nice pair of comfy shoes.
10. The Doctor Who once felt a bit peckish for kitty.
11. The Doctor Who couldn't see a gigantic ferris wheel right in front of him.
12. The Doctor Who had an old soldier friend who didn't recognize him.
13. The Doctor Who was looking for the Doctor.
(And if anyone actually took the time to decipher all that up above there and figured out the stories described, you now know my favorite story of each Doctor. Thanks for playing.)
1 month, 1 week ago on Poll: Capaldi’s Doctor – Hit or Miss?
Capaldi is fantastic as the Doctor. He just hasn't been handed the best scripts. I still feel embarrassed for him that he had to speak the line, "It's an egg." When he has been handed great material ("Mummy", "Flatline", "Caretaker") he's done wonderful things. While many don't care for "Caretaker" because it's "a soap" circling around Clara and Danny, I myself concentrate my viewing of the episode on Capaldi. He is amazing as the Caretaker. The glow on his face when he thinks that Clara is in love with the 11th Doctor-look-a-like is wondrous to behold.
@DalekSupreme1 @The Lazy Cat Needs Her Inhaler @YaelMoise wants Osgood back! When Kate said the Doctor was on the payroll and he asked, "How much?", he should have, bemused, said, "I should have a bit racked up by now." To which Kate could have replied, "Your old car, Bessie, has regenerated into a Rolls."
1 month, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven
@The Lazy Cat Needs Her Inhaler You do realize that Clara is in the Christmas special, don't you?
An absolute confused mess. I didn't think the finale episode could be worse than "Dark Water". I had high hopes. Perhaps too high. And I would venture to guess that Moffat may himself been "high" when he wrote this. To top it all off, we get Nick Frost as Santa Claus. Right now I'm seeing it as a bad sign for the Christmas special. But then, I'm in a rather negative mood after having watched the garbage I just watched. I'm sure I'll be in a better mood a month and half from now. However, we'll still have to put up with the "lies" that the Doctor and Clara are living with. Baggage. Too much of it. Time to move on.
As for the Eric Roberts version of the Master: I wrote this in my own list yesterday in the comments to Part 1 of this article. The Eric Roberts version of the Master is... A CREEP. And to me, it's this quality that makes the character work for me. Eric Roberts is no Roger Delgado, and the Eric Roberts Master is no Roger Delgado Master. Roberts did his own thing with the character.
Roberts did acknowledge in interviews at the time that he was a fan of Doctor Who. He knew all about the Master and wanted to do his own thing instead of just following on from Delgado and Anthony Ainley. He definitely did it his own way.
So maybe if you watch the movie with that in mind, you might just enjoy this "Creep" version of the Master.
No way? Yes way.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Ranking the Master Stories (Part 2)
Also meant to say that I am looking forward to part 2 of this article. Very interesting to read the author's take on these Master stories.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Ranking the Master Stories (Part 1)
@Polyphase "Thank-you, Miss Grant. We'll let you know... "
Hmmm. How come you seem to have only 21 Master stories while I have 22, neither of us counting "The Five Doctors"?
Since no one asked, here is my complete list of Master stories, from "Least Best" to "Best Best".
22. Colony In Space (Yawwwwwwn. Is it over? Still four more episodes? D'oh!)
21. Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords (The Little Gremlin Doctor utterly ruins it.)
20. Survival (Incredibly cheap production and loads of bad acting.)
19. Time-Flight (What's with the disguise?)
18. Castrovalva (Tedious, though the "Puzzle" city is cool.)
17. Planet of Fire (Actually love it that the Master shrank himself. Idiot.)
16. Time Monster (Delgado and Pertwee do their best, but can't save it.)
15. The Deadly Assassin (As opposed to the Friendly Assassin.)
14. Logopolis (An unfortunate snooze-fest for the 4th Doctor's end. Oh, and Adrip is in it.)
13. Frontier In Space (Now we get into some good territory. Delgado is awesome.)
12. The Sea Devils (Pertwee and Delgado are obviously having a blast!)
11. Keeper of Traken (Oh my God! Melkur is the Master's TARDIS!!! Fantastic!)
10. Utopia (With just 5 minutes or so, Jacobi is the 2nd Best Master ever! -To Delgado-)
9. The Ultimate Foe (Probably just me, but I love this one. What a round-up of enemies!)
8. End of Time (1+2) (I just didn't want 10 to go. And the Master gets all heroic!)
7. The Enemy Within - TV Movie (Eric Roberts made a wondrous creep of a Master.)
6. Claws of Axos (Hah! The Master's a Prisoner of Axos! Then he teams with the Doc!)
5. The King's Demons (Yep, I love it. The Master's TARDIS? An Iron Maiden. Cool!)
4. Mark of the Rani (A scarecrow Master and later he stares down a baby dino!)
3. The Mind of Evil (Reveals the Master's most horrible nightmare. Hysterical!)
2. The Daemons (The Master hiding behind religion. Brilliant!)
1. Terror of the Autons (The Jack-a-napes introduction. Delgado kills it!)
(And if I counted it, "The Five Doctors", featuring the Master, would be at the head of the list. My fourth favorite Doctor Who story of all.)
If you read all that, thanks. You're a real DW fanatic!
Darn good response from the BBC. You go, BBC!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on BBC Defends Dark Water Complaints
@Ari S Gans @The MasterDoctor Yes, SEB is already in the Nethersphere. But I'm surmising Missy "killing" SEB - either in or out of the Nethersphere - and then him popping back into existence - whatever that is. (Did that help?)
1 month, 2 weeks ago on What Further Secrets do Missy & Seb Hide?
@bauerjohnm "...she was within the first 12 hours of her first incarnation..."
BAMM! There you go, bauerjohnm. You nailed it. It's so obvious now that I see it put out there in front of me. Thank you.
@bauerjohnm Ooooooh, very interesting, that. I myself theorized a ways back that Missy was actually one of the Clara echoes, all growed up and ticked off that she never got to encounter and help out "her" Doctor.
Considering your theory, I would still go with Missy being "Miss C." (Miss Clara) and SEB being the real Master.
This sure is a load of fun, all this conjecturing, ain't it?
@Minister Grok Think about it.
@PapaSMurf1 True, but thing is, she didn't regenerate. Or at least, for some reason, her appearance didn't change even though she had obviously been dead prior to regenerating/coming back to life. So last we saw, Jenny still looked liked that cute, adorable little self of hers.
What I'm (sort of) saying is: Since she didn't change appearance, does she actually have that ability? If so, why didn't she change when "Jenny" died?
Interesting thought though!
@WhovianJack @Antee991166 @Gallade Zero Official definition: Rani: a Hindu queen, either by marriage to a raja or in her own right.
And yes, this had been acknowledged back when the 6th Doctor story, "Mark of the Rani" aired. Not acknowledged on screen though. Just by the writer/producer, etc.
So, going with my idea that when Missy killed Dr. Chang, she (maybe) actually transported him to inside the nethersphere...
Now this thought:
In the photo at the top of this article, we see SEB and Missy. They're both looking straight into the camera. But they're probably looking at someone. Perhaps the Doctor. I'm looking at the way SEB has his hands up. It looks like he's Missy's prisoner, about to be executed. She is holding that device with which she killed(transported?) Dr. Chang.
But is that what is really happening? Look at that big chesire cat smile on SEB's face. Maybe something else just happened.
Maybe the Doctor saw Missy "kill" SEB with the device. But, since "death" here leads to the Nethersphere, then SEB would just pop right back into "existence/whatever".
It sort of looks like that's what has just happened in the picture up there at the top of this article.
SEB had just been "killed" by Missy, but now he's back and all giddy and saying, "Woo-hoo! Look, it's me, Doctor! I'm back! Yippee yahoo!"
And Missy, who has just simply demonstrated to the Doctor what her device really does, has just rolled her eyes at SEB's silly behavior and is looking to the Doctor with a "Can you believe this guy is also me?" look on her face. (Well, that's theorizing that SEB is also the Master. Though that doesn't really seem that likely. Or does it?!)
Hey! When Missy killed Dr. Chang, did she really only transport him to inside the Nethersphere? Sorry. Just sort of struck me.
Perhaps SEB is also the Master and the Two Masters are working together. Note that SEB's name on his desk nameplate is in all capital letters. Makes me think the letters S, E and B stand for something.) SEB's behavior reminds me a lot of the Simms incarnation of the Master.