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@iMikeZero I feel it's a strange mixture of seeing Clara succumb to an impossible choice that only he would deal with. The whole season has been about how the Doctor changed Clara, what if this episode had Clara change the Doctor? In a way, the Doctor failed Clara. She was once a sweet girl who cared for the children and the many lives of others - as we see in Flatline, that sweet girl is gone and has accepted deaths, many deaths. Seeing Clara say those words, to leave the children so they wouldn't have to suffer, obviously impacted him in a way stronger than most.
5 days, 15 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Review
@Old Floridian A retired soldier that has regrets from the war. Just like the Doctor. A pacifist at heart, but forced not to be due to events.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Examining the Doctor’s Attitude Towards Soldiers
@Bring Me Knitting Other than what was mentioned - it's generally a bad idea to travel back in time on your own timeline. The Doctor is heavily intertwined within Gallifrey's history, so he'd rather not travel back. The Time War is locked, but I don't think pre-time war Gallifrey is.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
The sad thing about Clara is while she finally gets a personality all her own during the Doctor Trilogy and Series 8, Moffat decides to do away with all that backstory and talents that three Claras were given. Some remain, but it feels like you could've just skipped S7 and say "Doctor got a new companion, this is her," instead of referring back to how much she had affected his life (which is, A LOT). Clara's still flirty to a point, she's a little less sassy, she's less good with children, but seems to have forgotten all her computer knowledge just to be another companion.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Into the Dalek Review
@fisher2112 It's hilarious that Billy Hanshaw's version has better effects than this.
2 months ago on Examining Series 8’s New Title Sequence
@SonicTheHedgehogRules @CharlieFulcher Considering there has been no season without a Dalek since Series 1. There's got to be some truth to the rumor. It's no rumor that the Terry Nation estate still hold rights over the Daleks. There's a good reason why you see "Daleks created by Terry Nation" in the credits (among other villains as well). As for the rest of the Dalek, really follow what this show has been doing in the past 50 years and really think, the Daleks had to have lost their power and mysticism a long while back. RTD brought them back as great villains again but... (you also have to realize the Doctor travels in time, and not all Daleks do that regularly, so he's essentially hitting a moment in time and place where the Daleks are trying to take over a space sector).
2 months, 1 week ago on Into the Dalek Promo Pics
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! I never said I was another mindless RTD lover over Moffat. In fact, I've supported Moffat more times to more people than many - but really look at these people because they start to look similar. I didn't say ALL HIS FEMALES were the same, but all his dominating female characters feel the same. It's not the flirting, hell no - but god is it the way they look and act. Every one of them has this wide eyed look about them, and they sort of act the same and feel the same. Sure Kovarian never flirts with the Doctor, but when a story comes out and we all think she's an older River, there has to be a similarity there. We had theories Tasha Lem was an older River too. I'm not a social justice warrior or anything, I'm a writer. And to me, that does portray as bad writing. I'm one of the few people out there who really support Clara as a character, I love the idea of her and that she's an obvious characterization of the audience. But this is not about Clara, this is about a writing mechanic that Moffat uses over and over that is starting to get obvious. And the weird thing is I can pin it down to saying, they all kind of look like the Rani.
2 months, 1 week ago on Introducing Missy the “Gatekeeper”: Who is She?
@TheIdleIdol As much as I do like Moffat, it's true that he's not the greatest at writing different types of women. You say this is another annoying River Song type character but it's really another older dominatrix type of female JUST LIKE, Irene Adler, River Song, Madame Kovarian, and Tasha Lem. Moffat is creating independent and strong women, but they're all the same woman. I don't necessarily blame him, it's hard to write something that's not you but at the same time - again?
@dragonsfyre There's an article on how Clara isn't really just a character, but an embodiment of the audience. In the context of that universe, "Clara", the photocopied form didn't really met them all - Clara was an analogy of the audience that watched Doctor Who all these years. In Deep Breath, Clara reflects those who met Matt Smith as their first Doctor (which Clara technically did). Remember when Capaldi was announced? All the complaints that he was too old and not whimsical enough? That's exactly how Clara reacted in the episode.
2 months, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
@Scootersfood @Regenerated Catterson Exactly.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
I can see the Master coming back once Galifrey comes back, which hopefully won't be for awhile. He can either have died while killing Rassilon, or have killed Rassilon and assumed the name of Lord President and given a new cycle. Either way I don't see the Master coming back as a villain anymore - but an unlikely/unstable ally.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat on Why the Master Won’t Be Back
@floppy_who Well has it ever been easy to go back after you've done something completely different for several years?
3 months, 1 week ago on Moffat: Peter Jackson Episode Will Probably Happen
One should note that "There's a Man I Know" isn't the equivalent to Song for 50, but rather the equivalent of "I am the Doctor." You can hear it during season 4 of 8th Doctor's Big Finish run.
5 months ago on The Day of the Doctor vs The Light at the End
@The13thDoctor You do realize that 45 minute 2 parters are pretty much 25 minutes 4 parters in the classic sense of the word right?
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Two-Part Finale for Series 8
I'm going to be the only one in the world who says that they like the Character Options "lego" models well enough...
8 months ago on Infinite Potential: Doctor Who and LEGO
@NeutronFlow @KelvTwelve @PrerogativeOfATimeLord @Amy the Consulting Commentator Opinions opinions. It's just that everyone else's opinions vastly outweigh mine. But let me treasure my Paradigm toy in hiding okay?
8 months, 1 week ago on A Few Thoughts On Danny Pink
@PrerogativeOfATimeLord @Amy the Consulting Commentator Yea. The Paradigm models were really bad at first, but it was mainly just a really bad choice of paint. When the Dalek was first created they wanted a retro/modern look but it was waaaay too retro. Luckily the metallic look balances it out. I was really sad that these Daleks didn't appear in Time of the Doctor. While I like the look of the Time War Daleks, I feel like these Daleks should be given a real chance to shine.
@brch2 @KelvTwelve Yea, I didn't really get into Buffy during the 1st season but I did kind of skip ahead and check out Angel which I really enjoyed (and not to mention everything else he has done). There's really no doubting that Joss has a running mind for really good ideas. I'm sure if Steven Moffat wasn't running Who he'd have a library of incredible characters (if not the ones he has already). Though, one has to imagine what Doctor Who would be like if it ran 26 episodes in 1 season rather than 14.
8 months, 1 week ago on Is Steven Moffat a Feminist Writer?
@brch2 Let's go in a corner and talk about Agents of Shield... [I'm only kidding, Agents of Shield has probably improved by now and I don't think he heads it as much as he probably should]
@Maryanne123 I feel like most of the arguments that try to call back RTD into the show are just nostalgia filled. That is not to say all of the arguments are ridiculous (like the pacing is much faster in the Moffat era which is one of his main criticisms), but the show still very much has the same heart it did as before. I'd like to hear more Classic vs. New arguments than headwriter vs headwriter.
@Sabrina P Okay let's just edit the title and rename the author to Gregora and we'll be set.
@Teh Doctor @JFrance649 Yes but it's licensed by the BBC AND wasn't considered canon by everyone until Moffat said so. However, everything on TARDIS wikia is considered canon until proven not.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
Honestly I think the show is still just as good as it was in 2005. I'm just greatful that the companions has more impact than they did in the 80's. I mean I know you had a bunch of depressing leavings like Jo, Susan, and sort of Adric but it felt for the most part just replacing cogs when they get broken. I know people don't /really/ like Clara but I feel that she's really different for a companion, that she doesn't have to take the bad-ss route to make a difference.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Gillan on Moffat Female Character Criticisms
Depends how you see it. I'm part of the crowd that considers his regeneration to have started on the clocktower. I don't think the burst of energy was because of the reset, because he was forcing it out just like Tennant was holding it in. I don't think Timelords would've made the reset or regeneration to be as destructive as theirs were (as they have done it before), there are obviously certain dangers that happen when you don't just let regeneration run its natural course.
@ivegotkidneys For a 20 minute regeneration, I think I can enjoy it lol - I say that mainly because that whole 20 minutes technically count, and it's such a emotional rollercoaster that when it finally stopped I've had enough.
What I learned from being around in the Doctor Who community:
Time doesn't have to move in a linear fashion, but for Doctor Who fans it does.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Matt Smith Doesn’t Want to see River with Capaldi
@Amy the Consulting Commentator The Sixth Doctor didn't do it deliberately.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Some Theories on Capaldi’s Familiar Face
@zugun If you're talking about the old lady (Jeff's mom/grandma?) in the Eleventh Hour, she recognized the Doctor because Amy used to obsess about him all throughout her youth (the raggedy doctor), not because she met the Doctor before.