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As nice as this boxset sounds I am still not over the fact that I will have to resign myself to the torturous task of converting my previously pristine DVD collection into one that now has duplicates in buying 'The Time of the Doctor' on DVD... My OCD side will be twitching every time I even lay eyes on it.. :(

1 day, 21 hours ago on The Complete Eighth Series Box Set Review

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@DanielBiela The Trenzalore events did happen, except that was on the Doctor and Clara's personal timeline. They were in a timeline in which the Doctor dies on Trenzalore and everything that happened in TNOTD did happen. If you were to go back to Trenzalore post-war now, the dead TARDIS wouldn't be there because, by the intervention of the Time Lords, the timeline was pushed off track and into a different one, but Clara and the Doctor (And the GI and the Paternoster gang) would remember it, and everything would've still happened, it just cannot happen again. It's confusing, I'd need diagrams to explain it, but it does actually completely make sense.

5 days, 20 hours ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 7

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@TheSoundofDrums Well, the Weeping Angels, The Silence, The Ood, The Slitheen, The Clockwork Droids (To a certain extent), there have been quite a few... But I do agree that there are some great New-Who monsters and many of them should return.

1 week, 1 day ago on Moffat: Daleks Are Not A Contractual Obligation

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I love how almost the entirety of The Big Bang is essentially a resolution to The Pandorica Opens's cliffhanger. I find it so annoying when there is an interesting cliffhanger resolved in a quick and disappointing way... (The Doctor Dances, The Age of Steel, Journey's End, etc.)



But I do love this whole story, truly my favourite Doctor Who story ever.

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

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For the most part, I prefer Moffat's Christmas specials to RTD's personally.. While I enjoy all of RTD's, aside from The Christmas Invasion which I think is really good, mostly they're just.. 'Pretty good'. However, A Christmas Carol, The Snowmen and The Time of the Doctor to me are all incredible. That said - as much as I try for this not to be the case, The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe is genuinely my second least favourite Doctor Who episode, I just can't stand it. So if Moffat could make this story more like the other three to that, that'd be appreciated. :)

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

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How good is Big Finish? I've heard loads of great things about it and have been meaning to listen to a few, only as I started watching in 2005, despite having seen several classic stories, I don't have the same sense of nostalgia when it comes to the classic Doctors. Were Big Finish to gain the rights to New-Who, I'd listen in a heartbeat, but as of now - would you people say it's worth listening to? And if so, which stories (Across all doctors) would you recommend?

1 week, 1 day ago on The Eighth Doctor: Five Favourites

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Okay, no disrespect intended or anything - But I've not really understood these 2nd Opinion articles and the other guest reviews... Surely the 'Rate and Discuss' page is where these reviewers should post their opinions like everyone else? What makes their review any different to anyone else's in that it is just their opinion, so why are some people writing articles to give their reviews whilst everyone else posts in the comments of 'Rate and Discuss'. To me it just seems to echo the "Everyone is equal but some are more equal than others" mentality.

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

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"12 Great Moments From Death in Heaven" -> In almost all cases: "I don't like this actually."

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

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@TardisBoy is the Mistress Well, so is Sontaran17, and yet you replied with your opinion on the matter. 

2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven

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@TardisBoy is the Mistress I think I'm on the Sontaran's side here, whenever an open question is asked, the answer will never be enough for some people - so to rate an episode on the answer given and not the episode itself feels kinda' silly. 

2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven

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@Bored of Clara Who Here's something I posted on the 'Rate and Discuss' page yesterday. I believe it's a relevant viewpoint.





People seem to forget that this episode was written waaay before Deep Breath aired on television. How is Moffat to know what we'll think of and in fairness, we did think of everything under the sun. Moffat isn't a superhuman who can have an answer which millions of people can't - but that doesn't make him a bad writer. Don't think of the twist as being bad and predictable, think of yourself as good for working it out. Twists that can be worked out are so much better than ones that rely on having a piece of information which is deliberately withheld from you (i.e. Impossible Girl arc) 

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal

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@Ivegotkidneys spoiler everybody dies But that's what makes it a genuine plot twist. A lot of Moffat's plot twists so far depend on having a piece of information that is deliberately withheld from you until the moment of the revelation. With this mystery we could work it out beforehand but could never be certain of the answer. I think it enhanced it.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Dark Water Review

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@MarlonJBonnici It's just a television program.. This has no impact on your life and all the stories where the Master was played by a man still exist. It also doesn't mean he can't not be male again. It's not a problem, the program is entertainment, nothing more.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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@supermoff is waiting for heaven.... @Benvenfold That'd be the ultimate proof of Cybermen > Weeping Angels. The Cybermen actually got some comfy chairs.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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I like how the Cybermen got chairs. That must have been nice for them. :)

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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@King Joffery @Benvenfold That's true - forgot about that. What I mean is, if I were to compare all the finale part 1s - Pandorica would probably come first with Dark Water second, but they may switch around.

3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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Well I just put everyone in my house off their roast dinner by casually saying 

"Just remember: The dead chicken can feel this.."

3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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@Browncoat of arms @Benvenfold @Notsosmartguy Agent of M.I.S.S.Y. @Amy Pond is MINDBLOWN! Well if Deep Breath and Into the Dalek are anything to go on, she's been grabbing people from all sorts of time periods. Also, we don't know how long Missy has been hiding in the shadows - she may have come to Earth 5 or so years ago or something...

3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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The Brigadier is probably a Cyberman. :(

3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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I think this is the best Part 1 of a finale since The Pandorica Opens, however it feels so unlike all the others - so much more self contained and quiet. Completely contrasting stories like The End of Time Part 1 and The Stolen Earth. It was deeply disturbing in such a great way, and I don't feel that I could overstate my love for the whole TARDIS/Volcano scene at the beginning.



Samuel Anderson was excellent. Jenna Coleman was excellent. Peter Capaldi - he's just incredible. I love the presentation of the Nethersphere as some kind of Dystopian Utopia, it's such a scary concept.



The Cybermen reveal was incredible, even though we all saw it coming, I truely hope that the Cybermen get a good episode next week and are not overshadowed by Missy but at the same time I wouldn't like her to not be incredible as the Mistress.



Overall, 10/10 from me, easily. And if Death in Heaven lives up to it, this will overtake The Pandorica Opens / The Big Bang as my favourite Doctor Who story.

3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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@CyberSmith If you watch the Doctor Who extra this week, there's this short, tiny scene of the production crew moving a complete replica of one of those red telephone boxes... So... Missy has her own TARDIS maybe? One with a working Chameleon Circuit?

3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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The cars in the Doctor Who universe are vicious! Pete Tyler, Donna Noble, Almost Clara's Dad, Danny Pink... And that's just the ones I can think of - It's still a higher kill count than Series 5-7 Daleks!

3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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@The Lazy Cat Is Scared for Clara and Danny! For me the perfect (Yet completely improbable) start to Death in Heaven would be on Gallifrey, John Simm playing the master being led to the prisons to remain there forever after (maybe) killing the President Rassilon. Then, he turns, knocks back the guards with his lightning superpowers and gets a TARDIS to somehow escape Gallifrey, however in the process, he is shot by the Time Lords and regenerates into Missy inside his new TARDIS which then crashes into Earth as a red telephone box. Now fully healed, she's ready to start all her new plans.

3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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Personal Master theory - Missy is post-Simm. When the Master was resurrected for the Time War he was given a new set of regenerations, he regenerated from Jacobi into Simm. Died (almost) as Simm. Was resurrected (almost) but it didn't quite work as his body was still ripped open and dying. He then went back to Gallifrey, something happened causing him to fully die, regenerate again into Missy (repairing the End of Time-ness as he fully died and regenerated) and then she escaped Gallifrey somehow and started her scheming again.

3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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People seem to forget that this episode was written waaay before Deep Breath aired on television. How is Moffat to know what we'll think of and in fairness, we did think of everything under the sun. Moffat isn't a superhuman who can have an answer which millions of people can't - but that doesn't make him a bad writer. Don't think of the twist as being bad and predictable, think of yourself as good for working it out. Twists that can be worked out are so much better than ones that rely on having a piece of information which is deliberately withheld from you (i.e. Impossible Girl arc)

3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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So how many people here think that Missy isn't a Timelord/lady or anything Gallifreyan? Because almost all theories seem to think that she is. Personally, I'm stumped. There are too many good theories for me to comprehend or even remember, so my brain is now mashed potato and the pool is abstract.

3 weeks ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #2)

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Personally, I've found the Series 8 story arc to be the most engaging one yet. It's interesting and perplexing, yet each episode still works perfectly on its own.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on The Trouble with Story Arcs

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@The Finn Dr. Faustus could be an interesting one, it could be a case that the Doctor plays the role of 'The Devil'-esque character really, granting someone wishes and not realising they are manipulating him. I don't know - that's kind of stupid. But it's a story that not enough know of really and it'd make a unique halloween special.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Stories from the Dark: 5 Wholloween Story Ideas

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Just something I noticed, and, although I in no way believe the "Omega" theories, I just thought this was interesting - If you click on the Series 8 Complete Box Set DVD to go to the Amazon page, then click on the pictures that shows the back design - On the chalkboard-esque episode list, by the episode "Death in Heaven" is a little Omega sign (the Greek letter). I mean it could be anything - but someone made the active decision to put it on the DVD box - surely it means something?

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Dark Water Advance Preview

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Also, I don't really think Rings is underrated. I mean, it scored badly in the 50 Years Poll, and it had a medium-large amount of criticism when it first aired, but throughout the entirety of 2014, everyone rushes to: defend it, list it as one of their favourites, mention how it's 'underrated', compliment it. And while, maybe the episode deserves it - I personally like it, yet don't think it's incredible as many seem to think so - but there is no way I'd call it underrated, it's verging on overrated in my opinion.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Face-Off: New Writer Debuts

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While I'm betting either Vincent, The Doctor's Wife or Mummy will win - There's no way I'm not voting for Amy's Choice. For me, this was a really easy poll - I love most of the choices but I adore Amy's Choice.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Face-Off: New Writer Debuts

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And yet, no Day/Time independent DVD release.. So sad. :(

3 weeks, 3 days ago on The Day / Time of the Doctor Soundtrack

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@TheDreamer... the Oncoming Planeteer. Fair enough, and I agree that Capaldi's 'Ear' is well on the way to take over Smith's 'Ear', despite how good said 'Ear' may be :p

3 weeks, 4 days ago on The Eleventh Doctor: Five Favourites

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@gunslinger19 Seeing some Amy's Choice love is nice, I know you rarely see people who don't like it - but it doesn't get mentioned much and it is truly one of my favourite episodes.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on The Eleventh Doctor: Five Favourites

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Out of curiosity, of everyone who started watching from the revived era, who started from The Eleventh Hour and who started from 2005 or some other point? Because I didn't realise so many people started watching in 2010. 




On another note, some great picks there, though I'd have probably replaced 'Death of the Doctor' with either Name or Time (though I love Day, it's not as good a showcase of Matt's Doctor as the other two). The Smith era is easily my favourite of the revived series.




3 weeks, 4 days ago on The Eleventh Doctor: Five Favourites

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Smith wasn't my first Doctor - I started with Eccleston and although I love all the Doctors equally for some strange reason, Smith's era will always be my favourite. Happy Birthday Matt.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Happy Birthday, Matt Smith!

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I so hope this can compete with Pandorica! But since that's my favourite Doctor who story of all time - I doubt it. But it'd be so nice to have a new favourite.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Dark Water TV Trailer

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@LGwalchmai95 @supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A.  Hey, you never know - when series 7 aired I was vaguely disappointed with almost every episode and thought it was the worst series. Fast forward a few months until when I got the DVDs and binge-watched through it again and it became my joint-favourite series (Prior to series 8) with series 5. And I still don't know why. Moral of the story is: You may still enjoy it at a later point. And it's incredibly satisfying if that is the case. :)

1 month ago on Your Verdict on Mummy & Episode Ranking

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It's funny, most people seem to have their version of that episode that needs to be shifted to the bottom or whatever, and while I do have preferences in this series - for example I'm one of those who absolutely loved Listen, there is still no episode that I wouldn't rank as at least "Really Good" this series. Which I'm personally incredibly happy about.

1 month ago on Your Verdict on Mummy & Episode Ranking

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I'm not sure why but for some reason this episode reminded me of Random Shoes. (The Torchwood episode, not just an odd pair of shoes - that would be an unorthodox connection)

1 month ago on Flatline Review

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@MrRazza's normal account is messing around Would you mind explaining how you score the episodes to get such complicated scores? It would be interesting to see.

1 month ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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@The Lazy Tiger Has Scared Off The Lazy Cat @Benvenfold Maybe she does something unspeakable? Maybe the Doctor leaves her like he leaves Adam - the whole - "You're not good enough" thing - I feel this could be a more tragic ending to Clara than a death could be - and it could also explain why they've been making the Doctor seem overly cold this series as it's all leading to him seeing what he's like through the mirror of Clara and knowing that she's been influenced by him allows him to mellow slightly - maybe he's already doing that given how Clara was the one who lied in MOTOE to trick the victims, whereas he lied to trick the villain. And in Flatline where he realises what he's like by seeing it through Clara.

1 month ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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@The Lazy Tiger Has Scared Off The Lazy Cat I have a theory of how the series may end - but not exactly a complete Missy/Clara theory.



My idea originally started from a concept I had way before Series 8 was aired - I thought to myself - "What if Clara became the main villain of Series 8" - it made sense to me, she knew more about the Doctor than anyone else, she was intelligent and the TARDIS didn't like her - but something just didn't feel right about it.



After Deep Breath, my favourite theory was that Missy was a fragment of Clara whom had been corrupted and turned strange (mainly because it coincided with my previous idea) - but now, after Flatline - it may be that my previous idea could be more correct than I've thought for the past 9 weeks.



My idea is that by the end of the series (bear in mind I've not read any spoilers about the finale so can't know how well the facts match up) Clara turns too much into what the she thinks the Doctor is - inadvertently becoming "bad". She makes decisions she has no right to and is colder and darker - massively contrasting the Series 7 Clara. She then makes a choice that could maybe result in the death of a character like Danny - the Doctor then refuses to let Clara travel with her and she's left alone to finally realise she's gone too far - Like a proper Shakespearian tragedy where only at the end do the characters realise they've been played.



My prediction is a tragic ending to Series 8 in which Clara has been left behind by the Doctor and has led to Danny's death.



Where does Missy come in? Glad you asked - She'd play an "Emporer Palpatine" or "Iago" role in this story - she'd be the one pulling the strings and turning Clara against the Doctor - I've no idea why or what she'd try to achieve - but that's the bulk of my theory so far.

1 month ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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@Master Michael Moon @Benvenfold It just seems like a stupid decision to make it so that to own every episode you have to own duplicates.

1 month ago on The Complete Eighth Series DVD Extras

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@Master Michael Moon @Benvenfold Yeah, but The End of Time was part of its own set with the 2009 specials... Typically Christmas specials are packaged with the following series - It's just annoying that they've made it impossible now to own all episodes only once. I would've gotten the 50th Anniversary set but I didn't know for sure if TTOTD was on the Series 8 boxset, so I held off for the announcement and now it's too late because the 50th box set is sold out.

1 month ago on The Complete Eighth Series DVD Extras

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I know everyone had always been saying that "The Time of the Doctor" wouldn't be on this - but likewise, no one believed me in that "The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe" would be included on the Series 7 boxset... But that's still a bit of a shame...



I guess I'll have to purchase the stand-alone DVD of TTOTD and end up getting multiple copies of some episodes have to stop my OCD-side from snapping the other disc. :(

1 month ago on The Complete Eighth Series DVD Extras

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... I want Captain Jack back... :(

1 month, 1 week ago on Piper Praises Capaldi, Unsure on Another Return

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I can't remember what I rated Kill the Moon - I don't love it and I don't hate it ~ To me it's basically the complete inverse of Marmite. But that ending figure looks fair in my opinion.

1 month, 1 week ago on Your Verdict on Kill the Moon & Episode Ranking

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@YaelMoise is glad they mentioned the goddess @Benvenfold True... But they'd believe their intentions were good, that they were sacrificing themselves so that the creature would live whilst being unaware that what they're choosing actually has the opposite effect.. Maybe selflessly self-centered?



1 month, 1 week ago on Kill the Moon: Who Was Right? Thoughts & Your Vote

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