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If I never see that photo of Capaldi's 'funny hand pose' again, it will be too soon!

20 hours, 50 minutes ago on Jenny: A Future Companion

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I'm not dieing to have Jenny as a companion (then again, it would be quite worrying if I was dieing to have her as a companion) but the consideration and imagination put into this article has made me warm to the idea. Still, I think it's unlikely to have a character from series 4 turning up in series 9.

Also, if Jenny was grown from a genetic extraction of the Tenth Doctor, shouldn't she look like... David Tennant? Not ot mention the fact that she is 'born' wearing clothes!

23 hours ago on Jenny: A Future Companion

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On the topic of a female Doctor, no one would ever call the Doctor macho, nor even a conventional male hero. If a female actor were to be cast then they wouldn't necessarily have to be 'girly', if their performance is deft enough, we shouldn't have any problems accepting her as a continuation of the character we know and love, albeit with new incarnation-specific quirks. Obviously the gender change couldn't go completely unremarked on within the show, yet it doesn't have to be adapted all that much to work.

It's fair enough that Gomez's performance wasn't hugely 'Masterish' although she wasn't completely unlike her previous incarnations. One new trait which I quite liked was her unashamed intimacy with other characters. I'm not just talking about the assault of kissing, but generally there's a sense of over-familiarity with her coquettish tone- "I've even got a little photograph of you looking so sweet. I'm always going to keep it. Always!" or tendency to stand uncomfortably close to the other characters. It was even evident in Deep Breath when she gives the half-faced man a great big slap on the arm and he just stares at her blankly with his googly eye.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master

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I don't know why the DVD box sets of late feel compelled to show the Doctor and companion(s) inn a state of duress, and, quite frankly, not looking their best. Can't they just be smiling? With nice, neat, combed hair?

1 day, 22 hours ago on The Complete Eighth Series Box Set Review

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It' odd that when Twelve does something even faintly heroic, everyone is heartened that he's (on the whole) a good man after all. With his predessessors, we'd have barely barely batted an eyelid at the same heroic act. That's not a criticism as such, in fact, I think it's better that we don't take the Doctor for granted when he saves the day.

3 days, 6 hours ago on Capaldi Didn’t Want Twelve to Be Likeable

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@supermoff You lost me at "NB:"!

3 days, 19 hours ago on Series 8: A Numbery-Wumbery Breakdown

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I can see why Mummy on the Orient Express is the least divisive episode of the series. There's just something evocatively 'Doctor Who-ish ' about it, so much so that I doubt that many would have had any major problems with it.

3 days, 19 hours ago on Series 8: A Numbery-Wumbery Breakdown

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Since this episode is supposed to be about dreams- "what's real and what's not", I would have preffered if the true nature of Santa was left ambiguous. That way everyone is happy.

3 days, 21 hours ago on Christmas Special: Santa is Real, Not Evil

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@TheNightmareChild @MrRazza, Lord Tony of Blackburn I really enjoyed A Christmas Carol, even  if it was a change from the norm, either it or The Christmas Invasion is my favourite  Yuletide (I can't write 'Christmas' three times in the same sentence... damn!) special. However, the heightened festive atmosphere did grow stale in subsequent specials and I feel that Time of the Doctor was significantly hampered (ohh, a hamper, with nice Christmassy chutney and stuff...) by its seasonal trappings.

3 days, 21 hours ago on Christmas Special: Santa is Real, Not Evil

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Alas poor Army of Ghosts/Doomsday, I'll vote for you even if no one else will!

4 days, 17 hours ago on Finale Face-Off (Series 1-8)

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Empty Child at number five on the monsters list?

He was the only Doctor Who monster who managed to infiltrate my nightmares and remains the scariest for me. Then again, perhaps it was growing up more than anything that made me less afraid of subsequent monsters.

4 days, 22 hours ago on Moffat’s Best Monsters, Tricks & Stories (So Far)

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Excellent article, although you used the word "adorkable" which is simply unforgivable...

I agree that it is difficult to write about this episode since it is so recent. One thing that I can say with some certainty however is that it is as mature a story as Doctor Who has ever had.Yes, Danny is effectively 'resurrected' at several points during the story, yet his appearances are not at all mawkish or sentimental. Danny is no Rory and each 'final' conversation he has with Clara is more emotionally draining than the last. Honestly, I never really warmed to Danny, I felt that he was too stubborn and even passive-aggressive in his relationship with Clara. However, I was nonetheless affected by seeing Clara's grief at his loss, grief which she tries to hide both at the beginning and at the end of the story.

Moffat is unflinching in his depiction of the sheer nastiness of Missy's plot. The Cybermen may not have got a huge amount to do, but seeing Danny's pallid bruised face and pained eyes- the eyes of a corpse who isn't allowed to die, was an enduring image showing the horror of the conversion process.

I'm quite tired now (I've spent the last hour or so lying face-down on my landing and peeling dried acrylic paint off a palette), but I must say that I've really enjoyed this series of articles.

5 days, 17 hours ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 8

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My current finale ranking:

8. The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang

7. The Name of the Doctor

6. The Sound of Drums/ the Last of the Timelords (not including Utopia)

5. The Wedding of River Song

4. The Stolen Earth/Journey's End (not including Turn Left)

3. Dark Water/Death in Heaven

2. Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways

1. Army of Ghosts/Doomsday

5 days, 17 hours ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 8

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@Who is the Doctor @The Finn @Malohkeh That's fair enough. Fairies don't have tails, just wings!

5 days, 20 hours ago on Doctor Who TV Readers’ Final Series 8 Episode Ranking

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My incredibly informal rating system goes something like this. I can't remember the order I put them in a week back but this is where my opinion currently lies (I think. this is TOO HARD!)

11. Robot of Sherwood

10. The Caretaker

9. Time Heist

8. In the Forest of the Night

7. Into the Dalek

6. Kill the Moon

5. Flatline

4. Deep Breath

3. Dark Water/ Death in Heaven

2. Mummy on the Orient Express

1. Listen

5 days, 20 hours ago on Doctor Who TV Readers’ Final Series 8 Episode Ranking

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@TheOncomingHurricane @Unibot They are expected to spew sensationalist rubbish so I'd blame the editor over the journalists.

5 days, 23 hours ago on BBC Declares Series 8 A Triumph

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The Name of the Doctor is a sort of 'Silence Confessional Priest Finale' for me. While I'm watching it, I'm completely absorbed by the plot and heartily enjoy it. However, the minute I look away (i.e. a few days after watching it) I start to have my doubts.

As such my opinion on the episode is very divided:

On the one hand, it is fast-paced without feeling at all rushed. On the other hand, not very much actually happens (characters go to Trenzalore- GI goes into Doctor's timestream- Clara goes into Doctor's timestream- Doctor goes into own timestream- John Hurt turns around).

On the one hand, Clara receives a surprising resolution to her 'Impossible Girl' arc, and one which is fitting for the 50th anniversary. On the other hand, the minute that the Doctor's 'grave' is revealed, the rest of the episode is just a long wait for her to go inside it.

On the one hand, the GI's plot is very interesting (and it was unnerving to see the Doctor writhing around in such agony). On the other hand, why is he being so stubbornly, vindictively suicidal in the first place?

On the one hand, the Whispermen are also an interesting idea, as sort of 'half-baked' decoys for the GI. On the other hand, they only seem to be there for the sake of having a monster.

On the one hand, the tone of the episode is brilliantly funeral and bleak. Seeing the Doctor's place of birth really feels like forbidden knowledge. On the other hand, all of this is counteracted by Time of the Doctor, when it is revealed that he doesn't actually die on Trenzalore.

Overall, this was one of my favourite episodes in my least favourite series, although I'm going to have to put a lot of thought in before I work out the order to rank it alongside the other finales.

6 days, 22 hours ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 7

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After the bashing I gave the generally lauded Pandorica Opens/Big Bang it's rather odd that I'm actually quite fond of this finale. It does have its flaws however, so I'll get those out of the way first.

The concept of all of time occurring at once collapses under the slightest scrutiny, and is thrown away as a bit of a gag at the beginning of the episode. The story doesn't age particularly well with repeat viewings, knowing that the Doctor is inside the Tesselecta makes him seem unnecessarily cross, so cross that he gets married in his anger! River too is fairly annoying here, and it's difficult to understand how shortly after wanting to kill him in Let's Kill Hitler, she now loves him more than the universe itself. Is she bi-polar as well as psychopathic? 

Now for the things I like. Call me an idiot but I found the Tesselecta resolution to be completely unexpected. I was so fixated on the ganger Doctor that I didn't even consider the possibility. The beginning of the episode being framed through the Doctor's conversation with Churchill was a lovely narrative device and it was nice to see a reprise of the Impossible Astronaut from the Doctor's point of view. The brigadier's death was very poignant, especially since the Doctor isn't even able to visit him on his deathbed. It was interesting to see Amy and Rory's relationship in fast-forward, and the line "she wants to go out with you... For texting... and scones..." is among my favourite lines ever. On the topic of Amy, we (perhaps for the first time) get to see the hurt that having her daughter stolen caused her. Kovarian was a bad 'un and deserved all she got, I'm still glad that Amy regretted committing murder (even if it was compketely undone). "DOC-TOR WHO?" was an excellently rousing end to the episode, introducing us to the main gist of the following series' arc.

1 week ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 6

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I love the series 2 and the series 6 finales! Why are they both mouldering at the bottom of the heap? I'm at least glad that series 1 gets the recognition that it seems to have lacked over the last few years.

1 week ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 6

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"No one likes tangerines."

Well, a tangerine did prove to be rather useful to you way back in Christmas '05!

1 week, 1 day ago on 2014 Christmas Special: Children in Need Clip

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Honestly, this is my least favourite finale. I understand that many adore it, and I can understand why, yet there are several aspects that don't sit well with me.

But firstly, I do really enjoy The Pandorica Opens as a part one. There's a great sense of series five building to an almighty crescendo, with Liz 10, Churchill, River and Van Gogh all showing up in that ridiculously long, time and space-spanning pre-titles sequence. The twist of the Roman guards being Auton duplicates is brilliant, among Moffat's best twists, and that's saying something! Rory accidentaly murdering Amy, just as she remembers that he is her fiance was a shocking and tragic cliffhanger (almost a precursor to Clara and Danny's phone call from beyond the grave in Dark Water, although there was no happy ending in their case). I love that the scene of the Pandorica Alliance trapping the Doctor is almost uplifting, a happy ending from their point of view. The Alliance itself doesn't make much sense though, why on Earth is Mr. Kudlak there? And the Hoix doesn't half hold a grudge from having the blue bucket poured over him in Love and Monsters! That concluding shot, zooming out from the Earth as everything fades to black has a wonderful sense of finality.

Then comes The Big Bang. Somehow, the universe post-ending is just a slightly weirder version of the one that came before. My main beef (mmmmm beef) however, is the resolution of that superb cliffhanger, particularly the closing of the Pandorica. Why does effect suddenly precede cause for the sake of a plot? How many proper resolutions were made redundant by this cheap get-out disguised as clever timey-wimeyness? Why too can the Pandorica be so easily unlocked from the outside? The Doctor has a lot of mates knocking around the universe, one of them could have used a basic (in Doctor Who terms) sonic probe to let him out. Best prison in the universe? Pah! Amy's ressurection isn't much better. Why does the Pandorica require its occupant to stay alive. No prisons that I've heard of enforce a 'no dieing' rule. 

What follows is a light-hearted caper around a museum, hardly finale material. The stone Dalek (why is it made of stone?) is in no way threatening and when the Doctor is 'killed' it is painfully obvious that he is not actually dead. What was the point of 'killing' the Doctor anyway? Death in Heaven was the first Moffat finale not to feature our hero's death in some shape or form, and it felt completely irrelevant here. I did like the wedding rhyme being used to describe the TARDIS, and Amy and Rory's wedding at the end but overall I was very disappointed by this episode.

I'm sorry to be so negative, and I admire Moffat for being so audacious in in first finale, yet it simply didn't work for me.

1 week, 1 day ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 5

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@NotsoSmartguy It's still pretty tragic for the Doctor though. He wrote himself out of his own love story!

1 week, 2 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 4

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Firstly, I love Turn Left, a incredibly bleak yet unusually uplifting episode, it's definitely up there in my top... somethingorother...

The Stolen Earth/Journey's End is a suitably epic finale and one that I enjoy very much, although it isn't quite as special to me as its precursor, just as I prefer Utopia to the following two episodes of Series 3.

In fact, it's slightly unfair, in a way, to rate finale episodes among the rest of the series, because they're just so much harder to get right. The scale of the threat has to be appropriately 'bigged up' yet there also has to be a satisfying resolution. Oh, and all that stuff in the middle too. I felt it was unnecessary for every universe to be on the verge of destruction, it just complicates things a bit. Surely if our universe alone was ending, the border control of our neighboring universes would start to weaken (and no, this isn't an immigration debate) allowing Rose and co. free access.

One way in which the vast scale of this finale does pay off however, is the inclusion of all the RTD companions (as well as Sarah Jane, in case anyone gets cross at me labelling her an "RTD companion"). Remarkably, none of them feel slighted in terms of getting stuff to do. I didn't particularly like the way in which they had all been transformed into hardened military types, although that's the whole point since that's the same way that the Doctor feels. That desaturated montage of Jabe, Lynda, the hostess et al was a lovely treat, a poignant reminder of the few characters who couldn't turn up in this finale.

The story of the companions in this story isn't all doom and gloom though. All of the Children of Time (apart from poor Jackie) flying the Earth home was the joyous pinnacle of RTD's era. But as Dalek Cann might say, "good things don't last forever... BECAUSE ONE OF THEM WILL DIE!!!" And that cosy TARDIS, filled with bright and shining companions, empties remarkably quickly, until there's only David Tennant left with wet hair and a sad face. Donna's memories being wiped is one of the most tagic scenes in all of Doctor Who, although oddly it tends to be overlooked in lists of 'sad things', by myself included actually. As we see the vacuous Donna Noble, talking to her vacuous friends about vacuous things, we are inclined to agree with Wilf- "she was better with you".

I haven't mentioned the Daleks yet, and they're great too. Davros was very chilling, more corpse-like than ever, and with a brand new zappy hand (zappy hands are to RTD what Cyber-heads are to Moffat). The doctor and Roses' reunion is also prevented from becoming overly saccharine by that lone Dalek who acheives what whole hordes of Daleks have never before acheived- exterminating the Doctor (in Time of the Doctor they actually seem quite reluctant to carry out the deed, "sure he's just a wee old man, leave him alone, shout some Dalek-y things if you insist...")

Hopefully in a few years time we'll get the director's cut of the story featuring a scene in which a thousand CGI Peter Kays cower in fear and point up at the sky on Clom.

1 week, 2 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 4

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"Oi! Spaceman!"

"Oi! Earthgirl!"

1 week, 3 days ago on Moffat Mulls Future Companion Not Being Another Earth Girl

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It's odd the respect that Missy appears to hold for political borders given that she doesn't show respect for much else. She includes Northern Ireland as one of the 91 regions for the St. Paul's Cybermen to fly to, yet surely if the 'pollinating' process is occurring in every country across the world then it would be logical for the Cybermen allocated to NI to come from Dublin rather than having to make a hazardous journey across the sea.

And yes, that is nitpicking!

1 week, 3 days ago on 2nd Opinion: Death in Heaven

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@The Genie The Cybus Cybermen are notably different to those that appeared in Death in Heaven. With the former, the brain is completely removed from the body whereas Danny's whole body was inside the Cyber-suit so it would presumably be less painful.

1 week, 3 days ago on 2nd Opinion: Death in Heaven

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On the cover of the magazine Derek Jacobi appears to be staring rather distastefully at Gomez, which makes sense when you consier his dieing words:

"Killed by an insect! A girl! How inappropriate."

Let's hope that the next Mster has antennae and mandibles.

1 week, 4 days ago on Michelle Gomez Reveals Series 9 Return, Rani Trickery

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I love  Army of Ghosts/Doomsday (looking back, I began yesterday's comment with "I love Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways", but who cares? I love 'em both!). It's my 'official' favourite finale, although much like the set-up of Kill the Moon, said position is in a state of constant flux, or at least semi-regular flux.

Anyway...

Every character is perfectly utilised (apart from Mr. Spiky Hair CBBC, as you have pointed out above, but nobody likes him anyway). The Doctor is at his vivacious and animated best whether he's casually scrutinising his friends with a pair of 3D glasses, using blatant reverse psychology to cancel the ghost shift and  establish his authority or cringing at Jackie's welcoming kiss like an embarrassed teenager. This however, doesn't betray his pained, hollow eyes in the TARDIS just before he bumps into Donna. We can see how much Rose has changed from traveling with the Doctor, she's relatively au fait with the relative protocol and has fully embraced the wonders of the universe, so much so that the Powell Estate is beginning to slip away from her. Of course, the loss of her only daughter and dearest friend isn't going to sit well with Jackie Tyler who is peturbed by Rose's increasing Doctorishness (series 8 wasn't the first to explore this theme) and hurt by her disparaging attitude to working in a shop, causing her to project the comforting smell of old cigar smoke onto a ghostly Cyberman. Therefore it's wonderfully poetic that Ms. Tyler is reunited with her long dead husband from across universes, and across a smoky corridor. Better still, this time there's no monetary issues to divide them!

And now to get to the actual plot... DALEKS V.S. CYBERMEN! Yes, the poor metal men were put to shame by the supreme Skarosians but at least we had a clear victor, rather than an irritatingly fence-sitty 'they're evenly matched' resolution. Perhaps a gang of Cybermen could have ganged up on a single Dalek and managed to blow it to smithereens (Jaast maybe, no one likes Jaast anyway. Jaast sayin'). Plus, we got inter-species bitching which was the best part of having them both, extensive action scenes really can get boring. I found the 'sending 'em to hell' resolution to be very satisfactory, perhaps the only finale resolution to date that hasn't been either deux ex machina (as clichéd as it is to use that term) or involving a no-strings-attached reset button. As a denouement, it was seamlessly incorporated into the plot by the establishment of the breach and 'void stuff' earlier in the story.

Lastly, I loved the tragic ending between the Doctor and Rose. Is it so unreasnoble that a 900 year old time traveler would fall for a 20-something London girl (it sounds weird when I put it like that, actually). What I'm trying to say is, the Doctor's hardly your most conventional hero, nor the most conventional Timelord. If he has been flaunting the principal law of his people for all those years why wouldn't he throw [the void] to the wind and fall for an earnest Earth Girl who had saved the world and saved his soul. In the end, he's just that little bit too Timelordy to spit out those vital three words while standing (but not really standing, ignore his hair blowing in the wind) on Bad Wolf Bay. The series four finale arguably  makes the situation more tragic still for the Doctor since he effectively writes himself out of his own love story.

1 week, 4 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 2

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I love Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways. It's actually quite a straightforward story, so much so that I don't think that its relative simplicity would be welcomed today. However, this means that every single aspect is near perfectly judged whether that's the blackly comedic game show parodies of the first part, the religious fanaticism of the Daleks, the development of Rose, Jack and the Doctor himself. Even small elements such as the blossoming yet doomed romance between the two controllers or the tragic death of Lynda with that brilliant 'silent exterminate'.

The Bad Wolf arc may not be seen as the most extensive in the show's history, but generally there is a brilliant cohesion of themes throughout the series which all come to a head in the finale, most notably the Doctor's decision of whether to be "a killer or a coward"  (this is something that I have welcomed the return of in series 8). Almost every episode contributes to this tapestry of themes, most notable are callbacks to  Dalek, The Long Game, Father's Day and Boom Town. There is an ominous sense of finality which pervades the final episode, perhaps because RTD still didn't know whether the series would be recommissioned. The Doctor sending Rose home is one of the most poignant scenes in the history of the show, even though we now know how it's all going to pan out, it isn't tragic, just deeply melancholic. Despite this, there is little to no regeneration foreshadowing, something that we now expect from The End of Time and Time of the Doctor. I very much enjoy the format of summarising a Doctor's entire era within his swansong, although Eccelston simply bowed out with a story that was "absolutely fantastic!"

Plus, there's a cut from a close-up of the Dalek Emperor mutant to a close up of a rotisserie chicken! That kind of juxtaposing of the fantastical and the mundane is everything I love about RTD's Doctor  Who.

1 week, 5 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 1

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@NotsoSmartguy  "I am the Bad Wolf. I create myself. I take the words, I scatter them in time and space. A message to lead myself here."

1 week, 5 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 1

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@Beasts_a_Snarling is Really..... THE MASTER ! I'd like to see a Master/Missy story in which she isn't trying to subvert the human race on a vast scale. It would be great to see a sustained one-on-one between her and Capaldi, perhaps even as a budget episode.

1 week, 5 days ago on DWM #480: Miss Me?

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@M-M-G I don't see how the Doctor is "iconically male". James Bond is a macho, womanising action hero whereas the Doctor subverts the norms of the male action hero in popular culture. Ten is often (very unfairly I think) labelled as 'the one who liked the ladies' yet this betrays how complex and multifaceted a character he is. In fact, most of the time it was the ladies who were making the advances on him, but that's a whole other argument.

One of the few qualms that I would have with the possibility of a female Doctor is that it could remove one of the few positive role models for young boys.

1 week, 5 days ago on Your Verdict on Dark Water & Episode Ranking

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@NotsoSmartguy @NumberNine I thought that Dark Water was from the outset more like Army of Ghosts, although in context both stories are very different. How did you feel that it was similar to Bad Wolf?

1 week, 5 days ago on Your Verdict on Dark Water & Episode Ranking

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@The Lazy Cat Has Attack Eyebrows I didn't have anything against Jenna's top-billing and eyes in the title sequence although I felt that it would have been more appropriate in Flatline, or certain other episodes this series come to that (The Caretaker, Kill the Moon).

1 week, 5 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Death in Heaven

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I thought that Santa Claus was intended as a sort of remedy to the Doctor and Clara's parting. Anyone who thought, "oh, is that it?"

SANTA CLAUS: "You can't end it like that. She's not alright you know, and nether are you."

Therefore the scene is a slightly fourth wall breaking hint that this Christmas, the Doctor and Clara will be reunited for a (I think) proper last adventure together with a properly emotional and fitting climax.

1 week, 5 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Death in Heaven

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This cover is actually very similar to the "Who is the Doctor?" issue last year. There's a link to it in the step back in time section.

1 week, 6 days ago on DWM #480: Miss Me?

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Very understated and cool. He held back on the classic Doctory attributes until the latter half of the series, yet he still managed to captivate me throughout the run.

1 week, 6 days ago on Poll: Capaldi’s Doctor – Hit or Miss?

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@DocWhoLocked I thought that Matt Smith signed a three series contract at the start of his tenure and only refused when Moffat offered him another series.

1 week, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven

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@Doctavarium @NotsoSmartguy Really? I thought it was consistently very good with a few average ones chucked in there (Robot of Sherwood, Time Heist, The Caretaker). What was it that you found terrible?

1 week, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven

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Everyone else is doing this so I think I'll have a go:

1.Series 2

2.Series 8

3.Series 6

4.Series1

5.Series 4

6.Series 3

7.Series 5

8.Series 7

1 week, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven

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@The Finn I didn't realise that either, until I rewatched the final ten minutes on iplayer to clarify things. I kept expecting the camera to pan across to give us a view of Gallifrey and thought it was odd that that never happened!

1 week, 6 days ago on Death in Heaven Review (Part 1)

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An excellent review as ever, although I disagree with a few points:

The Cybermen can't always be portrayed in a 'cybernetic transplants gone mad' scenario. The reason that they have endured for so long is due to the fact that they are a horrific subversion of humanity, and rising from the dead certainly subverts what it means to be human. There's been some variation recently over whether the steel armour houses a brain or a complete body, so why shouldn't it house a corpse?

Seb barely appeared in this episode, although I'd hardly call that a waste. The character had a significant role to play in Dark Water although one the souls have left the Nethersphere, what use could he realistically be put to? Even if there was more Seb, would we really want to sacrifice some of the scenes with the Doctor, Clara, Danny or Missy simply to have some more screen time of Chris Addison being camp?

Lastly, I thought that the bracelet only had enough power for one more journey, since the Matrix was said to be "dieing" and the bracelet was powered by that same Timelord technology, similarly to how Rose couldn't travel back to her own universe once the breech had sealed in Doomsday. The thing that I did find odd about that scene was that the Afghan boy was able to regain physical form in our world, despite being a mere uploaded soul in the Nethersphere.

1 week, 6 days ago on Death in Heaven Review (Part 1)

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I personally didn't really care that Osgood died. I do like the character and it was sad that she met such an end although I never really saw her as PCM (potential companion material) in the same way as Lynda with a Y or Rita. Simply working out that Missy is the Master doesn't really cut the mustard, we all had that worked out months ago! The purely sadistic way in which Missy killed her, however, was excellent and very necessary to emphasise the sheer badness and madness of the Master to a new audience.

2 weeks ago on Moffat on Finale Death, Master Future

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Say what you like about Santa Claus showing up at the end but for me it was lovely to return to the way that RTD used to end his series. Y'know, the Doctor is being sad in the TARDIS when something bizarre shows up out from of the blue.

2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven

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@declanmclean All of the best episodes give you an excessive amount of stuff to write about!

2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven

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Star Lord appears to have fallen through a Crack in Time. All his comments have just... deleted...

2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven

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@Notsosmartguy Approves of female Master @supermoff is waiting for heaven.... RUN you not so smart guy! And remember me. You don't have to remember me, but I'd appreciate it.

2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven

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@mondomark At first I thought that it was Missy at the TARDIS door because of the ominous four knocks. What happened to the knocking? Has it gone away now since it no longer serves a plot purpose?

2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven

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@LaraHarris I thought that the Doctor was only using the TARDIS key as a means of attracting the TARDIS to him (no, not in that way!) as he did in Father's Day.

2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven

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@Avor @Morrellium @PaddyB That's true, at some point off-screen between Name of the Doctor and Day of the Doctor he casually brought up the fact that he committed genocide against his own people!

2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven

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