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The Paternoster Gang only needed to appear in the premier episode of Series 08. They like the Matt Smith cameo offered a smooth transition between the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors.
2 weeks ago on 5 Characters From Series 8 That Should Be In Series 9
"Never apply logic to Who" - Matt Smith (Top Gear Series 18, Episode 5)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Problems with Death in Heaven
@SANTA-ran17 The previous "Collector's Edition" (50th Anniversary Collection) that the BBC released is far superior than this set just on the basis that it does actually include content that is exclusive to the set and not just different art-work for the cases and covers. The Series 8 "Collector's Edition" is lacking in anything that is remotely "Collector's Worthy" compared to that previous release. And in my honest I'll again state that for consumers - they would be far better off sticking with the standard edition because aside from the slip-case and increase in price the set is basically the same.
4 months ago on The Complete Eighth Series Box Set Review
@SANTA-ran17 That might be good enough for you - however I honestly believe that as a Collector's Edition the set fell short of actually providing good value for money. If you are at all interested in an item that makes a cheap sounding TARDIS effect that has no real purpose then by all means spend the extra money - however - Since aside from that specific slip-case there is no real difference between the sets I would advise people to just stick with the standard edition. The content on the discs remain the same and you wont be disappointed after buying the product.
I have to admit that I am extremely disappointed in "Collector's Edition" release of series 8. What you're essentially paying extra for is a slip-case that plays the TARDIS sound effect which in my view isn't worth the extra coinage.
Michelle Gomez absolutely nailed it. Doctor Who has and will always be a family show that presents a wide verity of situations and events which cover a broad range of genres and upon reflection that is what this past series has done so well. It has shown these characters at their best and also at their worst. This past series has delved more into the moral aspects of what the Doctor does and it really struck me as an excellent way to progress after the three year "Fairy-Tale" narrative that the Eleventh Doctor era graced us with. I acknowledge that some people may take issue with some of the more morally ambiguous themes and maybe a lot of those apparent "100" felt that Death wasn't a suitable theme to have the show delve into but as with television you do have that option of just simply not tuning in. But I would like to think that most people would use the show as a catalyst to provide some context which may help the younger audience understand certain topics.
In any case I think what we can take away from the finale and indeed series 8 is that the show is still continuing to grow and evolve. I was just watching an episode from series 2 this morning and I thought it was almost alien compared to what the most recent episodes have been like. That is what I love about this show the most. It's profound ability to change, adapt, and evolve.
I certainly cannot wait for the Christmas special and the next series. Doctor Who is a wonderful show which I know will continue to have a place in my life.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Michelle Gomez Defends Against Finale Complaints
It's always important to have the show focus on both the Doctor and his companions. This isn't a new concept and one which I found extremely odd that a lot of people in the community have been really rallying against. This series has had a good mix of both 'Doctor-centric' and 'Clara-centric' stories. The show has had an extremely good run this series and I hope they continue this level of quality story-telling next series and beyond.
5 months ago on Poll: Is Clara Overshadowing the Doctor?
Doctor Who has never had a "surprise regeneration". And I don't think in all honesty that by announcing that the lead is leaving the show that it harms the regeneration episode in any way.
1 year, 1 month ago on Doctor Who’s Biggest Missed Opportunity: A Surprise Regeneration
Let the Moffat bashing commence! But on a more serious note, I do honestly believe that just as the Doctor must change so does the writing team. It made complete sense for RTD to hand the reigns over to Moffat at the end of the Tenth Doctors era. And I was hoping that with Eleven now gone so to would Moffat. But you know.. I'm not that fussed over it. Moffat has really done wonders with the past three series of Doctor Who. And I have no doubt that he'll continue to make good quality episodes in future. But I do see that soon he should call it quits and let someone else take charge. Makes sense right? Just as the character keeps changing so to must the writing and the narrative. Each era is unique and brilliant in their own right and when I compare the modern series to the classics I can't help but feel like this show is vastly better than what it use to be.
1 year, 1 month ago on Steven Moffat on his Doctor Who Future
@HitchcockWhovian @AlmightyAllan At first I was a bit miffed over her story. But once I watched series seven again I have to admit that I really do like her and the arc she had. It was different and unique. And for me that definitely represents what Doctor Who is.
1 year, 1 month ago on Some Theories on Capaldi’s Familiar Face
@HitchcockWhovian @AlmightyAllan Well at this stage I don't think you can say much about the twelfth Doctor's character. However - even if they do decide to address it in the show I think if anything it wouldn't be more than a quick conversation or comment. It's not like Clara has ever met Capaldi's previous two characters.
I don't honestly think an explanation is really needed. If they don't address it in the show then I won't be disappointed - nor will I be even if they do. It's something that for me at least is so insignificant.
@DamianChristie @GaryKingston He'll recognise himself for sure but he won't retain any knowledge of meeting his future selves. That is until (possibly) his meets them again and then the knowledge is regained. Simple right?
1 year, 1 month ago on To Know Thine Self: What can or can’t the Doctor know about his future selves?
@Wibbly-Wobbly Strawberry Jelly @Amy the Consulting Commentator @ManWithChips If you go by the narrative that has been set in place then ideally he had at that stage in his life completely blocked out the War Doctor. Makes sense considering through Nine we "assumed" Eight had played the part of the mass murderer. So that gives you an indication of why the Doctor could almost assume he had an extra regeneration or two.
@Amy the Consulting Commentator @Angie Whodini The Curator is the Doctor. It's pretty obvious in the scene. And yes, it does explain why he cannot remember that he did actually save his home planet because he doesn't have the memory of the Curator confirming his suspicions.
The Doctor can't know about his future self because that would be in direct violation to him knowing about his own future and events which lead up to his regeneration. That said, obviously when he meets his future self he has no clue who he is but the same isn't said for the future incarnation as for him the Doctor he met is a past self. (wow I hope that makes some sense).
That said though, how did the first Doctor know about the "short one" in the Five Doctors episode? I'd almost say that while he is in the presence of his future self his whole history up to the most recent incarnation is open for the Doctor from the previous incarnation. But only while they exist in the same environment. Makes sense right?
It's not like at birth the Time-Lords identify all the incarnations the Doctor could have........ Right? If so then there would be a record of his entire history from birth to death.