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I liked Catherine Tate as a companion. No "omg he is like so hot" more "are you trying to mate with me". It's a science fiction show not a rom-com.
I think Kate Stewart would be a good companion
1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat Mulls Future Companion Not Being Another Earth Girl
Just a thought but could this master be a younger version?
Look at the river stories, we started with her dying and saw her creation and in between.
Remember the master said the doctor becomes the valeyard between his 12th and last regeneration. The master must have witnessed this so it's not too far fetched that this is a younger version of the master.
Having said that though they are technically in heaven or hell so could it not be possible that the master died and formulated a plot in the afterlife.
Remember (s)he said Dr Chang fixed him. Also remember the master was prime minister maybe at that time it was said (s)He would be buried there so his body was repaired and he was then able to "download" his soul back into his body and trigger a regeneration and regenerated into missy.
It would make sense.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 12 Great Moments From Dark Water
Heaven, or the nethersphere, must be full of Claras by now. All those copies of her died at some point. That's why I think missy is one of those copies just grown up. The copies don't always know who they are (some have vague recollections ie oswin) so it is possible, or rather likely, at least one of those corrupted in the process.
Don't forget the doctor entered his time stream too and because this was before he actually died it is part of his time stream so a Clara copy could have been created at that point and inside his time stream which is why she "survived" and has been an "agent of the nethersphere" ever since.
Maybe the dark aspect of this is the 3W have to kill off the copies permanently
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Dark Water Advance Preview
Missy is the original Clara Oswald . Corrupted by entering the time stream of the Doctor.
Personally I think these grey areas are where parallel universes are formed. They become fixed points in each parallel universe (one parallel for each decision outcome)
When a fixed point is altered (like on a beach in florida or in the episode where rose saves he dad's life) time breaks down because something happened that shouldn't have happened on that timeline (or vice versa)
What you have to think about is the doctor is in one universe (he said with more timelords they could jump into parallel universes) He must stay in that universe that he has helped. If he becomes part of a decision on a fixed point he could find himself in another parallel universe where he could find himself on the wrong side of some of his victories.
That's why he left them to the decision and turned up once the decision was made (the bomb thing had a timer on it so he knew when to turn up) that way he would still be on the same universe as before. The universe where gallifrey still exists somewhere and not the alternative which is its destroyed by the moment or the daleks and timelords wipe each other out. If he finds himself in one of those timeliness he can't return home. Don't forget his speech in blink about how a timeline works, how it's not just a straight line
Remember in the angels take manhatten the doctor said that once something is read or seen (foreknowledge) then it's set in stone. In the florida episode he read about his death so that was set in stone (as we know he dresses for the occasion.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Kill The Moon Review
In the lodger Matt Smith was rather rude to Sophie. Telling her she's nothing important etc to to push her on to prove him wrong. That's what I feel he was doing to Courtney.
Or maybe this incarnation is indeed the valeyard and he's so desperate to be a "good man" like the doctor he forgets the other stuff the doctor does.
Firstly I want to apologise about my comment towards you. Reading it back it appears a bit rude and I agree it was a bit silly but strange things like this tends to happen on doctor who.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 12 Great Moments From Kill the Moon
On point 6.the giant baby space dragon (or whatever is was) laid an egg/moon straight away. Please tell me how a giant space dragon reproduces. You appear to know!
On point 4. Didn't Adelaide Brook inspire her descendants to venture into the stars? This is what inspired humanity to make it happen?
Wibbly wobbly timey wimey.
Basically he visited twice. His first visit was to break in. And plant the cases. his second visit was to break the tellers girlfriend. After this point it's a case of which came first the chicken or the egg (with regards to breaking in and planting the cases)
Remember at the start he said it would be easy with the Tardis. Once the mission was complete he could go into the Tardis and re create the voice and cases and the break in again (a few days prior or possibly while that man was being "souped" he broke in and planted it)
He couldn't have just saved the "other teller" because the teller opened the safe mentally and the teller was mentally linked with delphox. Also he needed delphox to call him to alert his younger self to the mission at hand. In order to do this it had to transpire the way it did (ie breaking into the private vault and confronting delphox)
2 months, 3 weeks ago on 2nd Opinion: Time Heist
I think its a ruse, making us think she might leave to throw us off something else happening.
3 months, 1 week ago on A Surprise Ending for Clara?
A return of the vashda narada (No idea how to spell it)
Probably not but I hope so.
4 months ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed
Maybe the doctor splits in 2. He feels the valeyard trying to take over (which is why he keeps asking if he's a good man) and decides to get rid of his bad side but inadvertently creates a second "doctor" who becomes the valeyard who Capaldi dumps in pompeii, with his memory wiped, thinking he will be destroyed when vesuveus erupts however a bang to the head restores his memory but keeps up the facade of caecilius.
4 months, 1 week ago on Capaldi’s Hint On Past Whoniverse Appearances
Surely the master must witness him becoming the valeyard to know what he becomes. Unless the old series monster went on hearsay.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Moffat on Why the Master Won’t Be Back
I like them too. As you say particularly strax. It's probably the gang part, when Matt Smith said "come on gang" I cringed. Then he said he's never saying that again.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally
I'm not sure why but I hate the phrase "paternoster gang" it just sounds horrible. When I first heard (or rather read) it i didn't like up but I hoped it would grow on me but it hasn't.
Am I on my own with this?
Or maybe not. maybe compared to Matt Smith Capaldi is a terrifying monster. A bit like "the doctor has a secret he will take to his grave. It is discovered"
It doesn't say who the terrifying is, could be the valeyard.......
5 months ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8
Gallifrey won't return straight away and the revival is celebrating its 10th year in 2015. It's pretty much nailed on.
5 months ago on Will There Be a 10th Anniversary Special for the Revival?
You see I think the question is being read out of context. a better question would be "who says the doctor is NOT 100% alien?" My Great grandad was Scottish that makes me part Scottish (a very small part) and as such if I am asked my nationality I say English, but I'm not 100% English by blood. The Doctor could be the same identifies himself as gallifreyan but could still be part human. That's what Moffat is getting at and I don't think it has ever been said he is 100% alien just that he considers himself alien.
5 months, 1 week ago on Moffat: Who says the Doctor is NOT human?
I've long held the theory that they are humans who adapted to their environment.
Madame vastra said "your people became who you are due to prolonged exposure to the time vortex"
It's possible a future human colony colonise a planet and call it gallifrey. This planet falls into the time vortex and the human there evolve over millions of years and gain super intelligence which eventually develops time travel and regeneration
Over time they forget their human heritage and it's kept a secret. The Doctor stumbles on this secret and that is why he defends the earth so much. If humans are wiped out before they can go out into space properly then the paradox would be catastrophic.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat: Who says the Doctor is NOT human?
It didn't invalidate anything. If it invalidated anything then surely it would invalidate everything from the war doctor up to Matt Smith in the day of the Doctor.
we know the doctor forgets anything that happens when a senior doctor is present so therefore to the war doctor, Eccleston, Tennant and most of Smith they thought they blew up everything. In the 50th we learn what actually happened that day and only the Smith Doctor's know they tried to do something different.
However only Capaldi Doctor knows if they are successful or not (due to him being the senior doctor at the time) and where it was put. The curator told Smith they saved it but not where.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Why Bringing Back Gallifrey Is Right…
Great article. On the point of the daleks constantly returning, I think this was addressed in the 50th as well. When they changed their mind. Matt Smith said "we have something the daleks doesn't know about, because if they did they would SEND FOR REINFORCMENTS"
Don't forget this is fighting over gallifrey. The daleks would send a large proportion of their "units" and call for reinforcements in needed.
Or maybe some saw the Doctor's and decided to get their shiny metal salt and pepper shaker asses outta there. Surely some would notice 13 flying police call boxes knocking around. Some will get caught in the crossfire but I don't feel it's too farfetched that some survived and created more daleks.
Next year is the 10th anniversary of the reboot. I've got a feeling it will be resolved in a special.
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: Finale Clue
Maybe it will be an earlier incarnation of the master. Who witnesses the doctor become the valeyard in the finale (and only for the finale) which is how he knew it would be between his 12th and last final incarnation
don't forget they said "between" his 12th and 13th regeneration (13 was the maximum so therefore his "last") . To be in between that it would have to be during his 12th face that he becomes the valeyard.
They can't bring the master back from the dead yet again, he'dbe up there with Rory on cheating death.
6 months ago on Series 8: Master Finale Rumours
Long day filming. The first 4 photos the shadows point one way and the next 3 they point the other way.
The slip of paper could be a note from a Villain
Or maybe he's having a midlife crisis and he's activated "sport" mode and not sure how to turn it off.
6 months, 1 week ago on Series 8 Filming: Smaller on the Outside
I've got a feeling she will be busking and gets intrigued when the Doctor and Clara (and whoever else) runs past and she follows and gets involved in the shenanigans.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on The Fox in the Box: Thoughts on Foxes’ Casting
Also, maybe a few years down the line she gives birth to a little girl called Susan................
7 months ago on Another New Companion for Series 8?
Anybody else get the feeling this "Courtney" will be insanely clever and turn out to be the Doctor's daughter Jenny?
I know Jenny regenerated and stayed the same but maybe further down the line she "learns" how to change her face or maybe she can only heal the part of her body that is damaged. A head wound would changer her face.
That way it would be even more similar to an unearthly child
The theme is iconic. Maybe have the Tardis just appear and not materialise and put the sound of a popping toaster over it or have it materialise to the noise of a microwave oven and have it ping when it's materialised.
A "re imagining" of the theme tune is good changing it altogether is bad. The Doctor who theme tune played on a guitar with drums would be good especially if the doctor is now fiercer and darker.
Think of the simpsons TV show. They changed parts of the opening sequence but kept the chalkboard bit and Maggie going through the till etc
To change such an iconic theme tune would be just wrong.
Well that's opinion anyway
7 months ago on The Theme – Time for a Change?
I think Jack comes back to life because he has to deliver the message to the doctor and has other tasks to do and Tardis essentially made him a fixed point and thus if he dies it's a paradox so the universe gives him life each time he dies to stop the universe imploding die to the paradox.
9 months, 1 week ago on River Song & Captain Jack: Five Favourites
I think the main Villain will be that Danny pink chap. Except he doesn't know it yet. He's actually a zygon. Possibly.
I really like the weeping angels. You don't have to think too hard to explain the statue of liberty moving. 1. It's clearly night time, not many visitors. 2. If you look what that noise was and see a gigantic mean looking statue in central manhatten you are gonna run and hide.
There are still possibilities why it's not feasible but it's one of those where I'll ignore it just for the idea that the angels have taken over the statue of liberty and it's moving.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Speculating on Series 8’s “Big Bad”
Anybody thought he could be tied into the explanation of Capaldi being all over the whoniverse?
He could have seen Clara come and go with the doctor yet in one episode he sees John Frobisher with he (ie the Doctor) He could be frobisher's nephew or a relative of the children.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on A Study of Pink: Speculation on Danny
I suppose for the Karen Gillan bit they could do the same as what they did for that Gwen Cooper character. She was the ancestor of the character she played previously.
Although I suppose with the doctor it might need a bit more explanation than that.
Maybe the gallifrey race is actually a human colony from the future. It was stated in a good man goes to war that his people came to be who they are after long exposure to the time vortex. The whole planet could have fell through the vortex to the beginning of time. Which is how they existed before humans.
Maybe that's his next big secret and the reason he protects the human race the way he does. Otherwise it's one massive paradox because if the humans are wiped out so must the time Lords.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Some Theories on Capaldi’s Familiar Face
Just Googled it, yeah you are right I got my wires crossed a bit
I thought it was said that the phone call was made to see if his theory would still be able to work now.
Because they want to be clever.
It does beg the question as to how long they knew about Capaldi being the Doctor for the old head writer to have a theory about how he is other people.
Maybe the real caecilius and John frobisher is killed by the great intelligence when he enters the Doctor's time stream before Clara got there. So he then has to go back and replace them with himself using a perception filter, which the 10th doctor can see through.
Now I think the memory sync doesn't work if the younger doctor has no idea the older doctor is there.
Also in the fires of pompeii Karen Gillan makes an appearance. How will they explain amelia pond being there?
It'd be great if that's where the angels took her and Rory although it would make the headstone at the end of that episode weird.