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Perhaps that gives credit to the line 'Clara Oswald has never existed', the only way to defeat Missy/The Valeyard is by erasing Clara from history... but that would have a huge impact on the Doctor's life too... O.o
2 hours, 37 minutes ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)
@supermoff is now supermissy. You're right about how much there is when you think about it... especially 'The Lonely God'... And not at all uninteresting! I think it shows how good the story-telling of Doctor Who is when your opinions aren't changed when you change from one belief to another! Either that, or it's just the sheer intelligence and open-mindedness of the wonderful fans ;)
1 day, 11 hours ago on The Dangers of Heaven
It'll be interesting to see how many people on this site consider themselves religious and how many people don't... I wonder if it has an impact on how we view certain aspects of the show, or if it has no impact at all. With episodes like The Satan Pit, and religious orders like The Silence, The Headless Monks and The Church of the Papal Mainframe, I want to know people's opinions on them!
It's funny, as a non-religious person, I actually find religious story-telling to be fascinating and exciting. It's great to explore all the different possibilities, just because I'm not religious myself, doesn't mean I don't want to learn about it! The idea of a sinister heaven is intriguing, as I don't quite know where I stand on the subject. I believe in some form of afterlife, which I suppose is an interesting concept, but a beautiful paradise guarded by a crazy Scottish Mary Poppins... now that's good story-telling!
It's Jamie Mathieson for me! Two outstanding episodes in a row, but special mentions to Neil Cross (I personally LOVE The Rings of Akhaten) and Richard Curtis (Vincent and the Doctor is a beautiful, unique episode). Really tough poll, but Mummy on the Orient Express is one of my favourite DW stories ever!
1 day, 16 hours ago on Face-Off: New Writer Debuts
Dark Water/Death In Heaven has a lot to live up to in finale terms for me, especially Army of Ghosts/Doomsday and The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang... my absolute favourites! But looking at this gives me hope that Moffat may pull an 11/10! Or should I say 12...
1 day, 22 hours ago on Dark Water Advance Preview
I really hope 'Who Are You' includes the updated version of the Doctor's theme/Bad Wolf theme... That was beautiful in Day!
3 days ago on The Day / Time of the Doctor Soundtrack
'You know who I am...' NO WE DON'T JUST TELL US. TELL US NOW.
3 days, 12 hours ago on Dark Water Clip
Looks like the theory that the Cybermen are somehow converting the dead of Earth has been confirmed then...
@MWTV Oh that's really annoying! Well you know what the BBC are like, what with episode leaks etc...
All of this looks amazing... but I am worried about this rumour about Doctor Who becoming/just being a TV show on Earth, I don't think I'd like that at all. A slightly comedic, standalone episode could be devoted to that, they've done it on Stargate, a show inspired by secret, 'real-life' events. Oh well, time will tell!
3 days, 17 hours ago on Dark Water TV Trailer Breakdown
I would have thought that memory loss would have gone away when the Doctor rebooted the universe... hmm perhaps not...
4 days, 2 hours ago on Dark Water Promo Pics
Also looks like Clara and the Doctor go to heaven... I mean in a physical sense not in the dying sense, or maybe it's just the 3W headquarters? So confused...
4 days, 10 hours ago on Dark Water Promo Pics
@The Administrator @Antee991166 Considering that Army of Ghosts/Doomsday is one of my favourite Doctor Who finales ever, and Moffat knows how to twist a plot... this is shaping up to be one epic finale!
Incredible pics! ... What I want to know is why people are taking selfie's with the Cybermen, I mean, don't they remember the Battle of Canary Wharf??? Pretty hard thing to forget if you ask me, Cybermen all over the world, Daleks flying over London, the Torchwood Tower etc... SO EXCITED!
4 days, 11 hours ago on Dark Water Promo Pics
Great moments! I personally really liked this episode, a very magical story. One thing that I thought is that Missy wanted the Earth destroyed so that everyone would die, and she'd have 7 billion new Cyber-soldiers... if that makes any sense. Because this didn't work, she's now had to rely on a Cyber invasion of Earth, which is much less effective really... On the other hand, this is a ridiculous theory... I bet if Moffat had seen this he'd be laughing...
5 days, 16 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From In the Forest of the Night
I... I can't.... I can't process this amount of EPIC... I'm not going to be able to wait until Saturday... She's the Impossible Girl, and her story is NOT done...
6 days, 14 hours ago on Next Time: Dark Water
I LOVED this episode! Simply magical, and visually beautiful. But HOLY HELL THAT TRAILER I CAN'T PROCESS THIS RIGHT NOW.
6 days, 14 hours ago on Rate & Discuss In the Forest of the Night
No. She's getting good character development and many chances to show off Jenna's acting range. Capaldi has had some fantastic moments too, 'overshadowing' is completely the wrong word. They're getting equal shine time, as it should be, and has it has been since 2005. The companion is almost an equal to the Doctor now. Quite right too.
1 week ago on Poll: Is Clara Overshadowing the Doctor?
I agree whole-heatedly with you about the writing, I have any particular problems with their acting, many were made to be unlikable. And the SJA kids were all brilliant, one of my favourite shows from when I was younger! I'm looking forward to In the Forest of the Night, the girl looks sweet and her mum is played by Siwan Morris (Wolfblood), so I'm sure that will help me like her!
1 week ago on Won’t Somebody Think of the Children!?
@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @ Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. @Antee991166 I think we need Mathieson, Whithouse, Cross and Paul Cornell back. School Reunion, The God Complex, The Rings of Akhaten and Father's Day are some of my favourite episodes! I also strangely like Chris Chibnall, his Who eps are fun, his Torchwood eps are dark and intense, and Broadchurch was incredible...
1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline
As much as I loved Flatline, it's Mummy on the Orient Express for me, there was something so magical about it! Both have been incredible episodes though, Mathieson for next showrunner please?!
@ahunter8056 Haha that's funny my favourite series are Series 4 and 8! Series 12 looks to be a good one for me! But I did love Series 5 as well...
1 week, 4 days ago on Your Verdict on Mummy & Episode Ranking
*Sorry Livefyre cut me off, I meant to add that I'm a bit sick of the Daleks now to be honest!
I don't think it was particularly bad, just my least favourite of the bunch, Um
That is actually my episode order just move Into the Dalek to the bottom and there you have it!
WHY DON''T I LIVE IN WALES?!?!?!?!?!
1 week, 4 days ago on Watch Death in Heaven Early
I think this episode looks great! Quite lighthearted, fun, and poetic, which we haven't had in a while! Plus... I love forests... and wolves... and tigers...
1 week, 6 days ago on Next Time: In the Forest of the Night
Order thus far: 1) Listen 2) Mummy on the Orient Express 3) Deep Breath 4) Time Heist 5) Kill the Moon 6) Flatline 7) The Caretaker 8) Robot of Sherwood 9) Into the Dalek - Amazing series, nothing less than an 8 from me, and definitely a few 10's!!!
1 week, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
Ahhh! Loved it! This season is literally the best run of episodes of any TV series EVER. The idea was so out of the box, Mathieson for next showrunner please! Next time looks great, and what the hell is going on with Missy... I'm so confused right now...
Incredible article Connor, I couldn't agree with you more. It's because of this so-called 'Clara Who' that she has entered my Top 3 along with Sarah Jane and Rose, I liked her in Series 7, I loved her in the 2013 Specials, and I ADORE her now in Series 8. Her character development is unrivaled in my opinion, helped by the fantastic writing, Jenna's beautiful performances, and Peter and Jenna's dynamic. Since 2005 we have watched Doctor Who through the eyes of the companion, or at least I have. This is no different. The companion is such a vital role, as Connor excellently put, each companion has had a specific part in helping the Doctor at that specific time in his life. What if Rose never had to give that money to Wilson? The Doctor would walk the Earth a lonely, unloving warrior. What if Clara hadn't followed the Doctor through the streets of Victorian London? I honestly dread to think. What if Donna never turned left? ... Ok we know the answer to that one. Anyway, I'm rambling, AMAZING article Connor! Thanks for writing it!
2 weeks ago on ‘Doctor Who’ or ‘Clara Who?’
'Shocking' 'Uncompromising' 'Gruesome' 'Surprisingly grown up' ... Sounds amazing if you ask me, as do Flatline and In the Forest of the Night! I am gripped with the heaven arc, and even though Missy is quite like River Song, Madame Kovarian and Tasha Lem in different respects, I can't make any judgement yet. But it doesn't matter really, since I absolutely love those 3 anyway! Also looking forward to a dark, scary, gruesome Cyberman story...
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Details on Episodes 9-12 of Series 8
As much as I adore Rose, Billie is absolutely right. Rose's story is complete, right from her waking up in bed in 'Rose' all the way through to the Doctor's last farewell to her in 'The End of Time'. Billie was phenomenal and scene stealing as The Moment, it was a real treat to see her in Doctor Who again. But 'Day' was really the end of 8 years of the Time War arc, it started and ended with Billie Piper in it. I honestly hope and believe that 'Day' was the last time we will see Rose Tyler/Bad Wolf/The Moment/Billie Piper etc. And quite right to, it was perfect.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Piper Praises Capaldi, Unsure on Another Return
@supermoff is now in 2D! @ Notsosmartguy likes watching "Clara Who" Wow I love that idea of the Cybermen declaring war on heaven! Interesting and epic if you ask me!
2 weeks, 4 days ago on DWM #479: Heaven or Hell?
Wonderful episode! Beautifully set, acted and written, with a thrilling story. And a huge congratulations to Doctor Who for pulling the wool over my eyes... First I thought Clara would leave in this episode, then I thought she wasn't going to be in it at all, then watching the episode I went back to my first theory etc etc. But nope! Still going, thank god, Peter and Jenna are absolutely incredible! Loved this and this whole series to be honest, possibly my favourite!
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express
This is cruel... Doctor Who TV I could slap you so hard you'd regenerate! Killing the creature could kill us (who knows what would happen if it died, maybe the moon/egg would implode or something) but leaving it to be born could kill us too. But it's that chance of hope that's got me. I've made my decision. Lights on.
3 weeks ago on Poll: Lights On or Lights Off?
@ Notsosmartguy Interesting idea, almost like River in Name and the Moment/Rose/Bad Wolf in Day.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Clip & Intro
I wonder if we'll get a Closing Time style cliffhanger, or something happens that makes the Doctor realise that the last days of Earth are coming in the finale... to me it would be odd to have humanity almost wiped out in this episode then next episode we get a global Cyberman invasion with a suspicious heaven... oh well sounds amazing!
3 weeks, 1 day ago on In the Forest of the Night Official Synopsis
Clara for me, through her I felt for the entire human race. We give the Doctor a surrogate home, he lives among us, he gets some of us killed, and yes, he saves us, and this is how he repays us?! The worst part for me was not that it was cruel (which it was), it was that it was completely unnecessary to put her through that. He knew, at least partially, what would happen. I wanted to slap him so hard that he'd regenerate too (just to clarify, I don't want Capaldi gone, I think he's fantastic). Absolutely amazing scene, brilliant dialogue with incredible acting from both sides. Love it!
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Kill the Moon: Clara or the Doctor?
My list of episodes is exactly the same, except for Into the Dalek, which I would put last (not a bad episode, just the weakest in my opinion). Shame The Unicorn and the Wasp didn't win! But The Lodger and The Caretaker were brilliant episodes as well!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Your Verdict on The Caretaker & Episode Ranking
Yeah, I guess you're right, both sides have valid points. But when I first saw it, I felt very ... human ... if that's the right word? I almost felt protective and angry at the Doctor for being patronising and unthankful towards humans and Earth. I'm very excited to see where this goes though!
3 weeks, 5 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Kill the Moon
Great list of moments! Although I would side with Clara more, partly because what the Doctor put her through was cruel and worse, unnecessary. But also in part to the wonderful dialogue and Jenna's incredible acting in the fight scene... Overall I really liked this episode!
Incredible episode, with interesting concepts. The Doctor was cold but confused, and I thought Courtney was great! But this episode goes to Clara. The ending scene where she fights with the Doctor is one of the best scenes to come out of Doctor Who for me. Jenna Coleman was absolutely fantastic, her acting ability knows no bounds; and I felt like I was on her side and wanted to slap the Doctor a little as well. Anyways, great episode, 9/10 from me!
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon
I've loved a lot of his episodes, but The Unicorn and the Wasp is utterly brilliant, I can't resist a funny murder mystery anyway, let alone one with a sci-fi twist! The fact that the plot was so similar to a Christie book, and that she was in it herself, was fantastic, and Donna was absolutely hilarious, some of Catherine Tate's finest comedic work. 10/10 and a vote from me!
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Face-Off: Gareth Roberts’ Episodes
@supermoff will kill the moon! @Antee991166 I think mine is a little like this: 1: Rose, 2: Clara, 3: Donna, 4: Rory, 5: Jack, 6: Martha, 7: Amy... but honestly I have loved every companion!
1 month ago on Remembering the Ponds – 2 Years On
Great article, I did love the Ponds, but unfortunately I grew a bit weary of them by 7A. I felt that TATM was not a fitting end for such important companions, and was a little disappointed. I personally would have loved for their last scene to be in the garden at the end of TWORS, a simple yet effective scene that could have given them the chance to return! But that's just my opinion... Anyway, good list and Happy 2nd ... Death Day? Sounds a bit morbid...
Definitely Time Heist, I didn't particularly enjoy either of his previous episodes, but Time Heist was great!
1 month, 1 week ago on Face-Off: The Thompson Episodes
Love this! I must catch up on some classic stories with Jamie, he sounds amazing! And my darling Rose, I completely agree with everything you said including your episode choices (I would have chosen Turn Left, but that was Donna's story really). Anyways, fantastic article, happy birthday Frazer and Billie!
1 month, 1 week ago on Celebrating “The Highlander” and “The Bad Wolf”
@OliverTrussell @EternalVortex Sorry, I want Psi and Saibra to JOIN the Paternoster Gang...
1 month, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist
So far: Listen: 10/10 --- Deep Breath: 9/10 --- Time Heist: 8.5/10 --- Robot of Sherwood: 8/10 --- Into the Dalek: 7.5/10 --- But I'm being a bit harsh, I actually think this series is definitely one of the strongest for me so far!