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@Gustaff @SonicTheHedgehogRules I don't know... I would think Clara would recognise herself.
7 minutes ago on Details on Series 8′s First Four Episodes
@Venawesomeo The companions are always important to the Doctor.
32 minutes ago on Into The Dalek BBC Synopsis
@Htershane72 @RachelHirschhaut Between his 12th and last incarnations... Granted at the time of Trial of a Timelord they were thinking in terms of 13 being the last, but with a brand new full cycle being given to the Doctor, it could be any incarnation between now and the last of the show, whether that is this year or in 50 years' time.
3 hours, 58 minutes ago on Capaldi Unclear on Series 9 Return
My top 5:
Battlefield 9/10 > I love fantasy stuff and I think the mix of scifi and fantasy works very well here. One of my fave classic episodes. And the Brigadier is back. And Bessie too! :)
Curse of Fenric 9/10 > War settings are not my cup of tea, but the plot itself was really gripping and kept on thickening, with all the twists. The different soldiers on the beach confused me though... I couldn't keep track of who was who and who was attacking who, lol. But Seven was a good chess player (with or without a board lol)
Remembrance of the Daleks 8.5/10 > Interesting plot. And the casket was interesting too. And we started to see the Doctor's deceptive streak and cunning. :D Davros is looking a bit silly, if you ask me, lol, but hey... And to be honest, I feel the destruction of the Dalek at the end, with the Doctor talking to it, was a bit too easy. Yeah, I know... the Doctor confused it, overwhelmed its circuits, whatever, caused it to self destruct, but darnit, a Dalek's instinct is to destroy... it would have exterminated everyone around it on sight - starting with the Doctor! - before getting confused. "Does not compute" is just too easy... sorry. Still... a good episode. :)
Silver Nemesis 8.5/10 > Chess at its best, lol. The Lady whats-her-name seemed a bit wooden, but other than that, it was a lovely episode.
Ghostlight 8/10 > Interesting episode, if a bit weird. A bit Frankensteinesque (is that a word? lol) A good mystery at the beginning, which set the mood well. I often found myself staring and forgetting my surroundings, waiting to find out what would come next. Light seemed a bit silly, though. But the rest was good.
Mention for The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, which gets an 8/10 also... A bizarre, intriguing and fun episode. :)
4 hours, 19 minutes ago on The Seventh Doctor: Five Favourites
@Djornad @ilyootha is back in home Universe @The Administrator licence fees are for ALL shows, not just DW... what percentage actually relates to Doctor Who?
4 hours, 45 minutes ago on “Doctor Who Extra” Announced
Happy birthday to them! And it would be Anthony Ainley's, too... so today I'll be watching Survival! I get all 3 in 1 episode. :D
5 hours, 30 minutes ago on Happy Birthday, Sylvester McCoy & Sophie Aldred
Meh... it's coming from the Mirror, their "source" has been wrong before, and there has been no official announcement yet. I won't worry about it yet, lol. My rule is that if it doesn't come from the BBC or the DW team or the actors themselves, i don't believe it. And the Mirror should be ashamed f themselves for writing such a disrespectful pile of rubbish before any official announcement has been made. But hey, that's how tabloids make their money...
3 days, 1 hour ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
@OlleDes Doctor Who is on France 4 in France, but I don't think it'll be on at the same time, unless they change their minds. They aired Time of the Doctor in March, or was it April? Something silly like that anyway, lol.
5 days, 20 hours ago on Deep Breath Time Confirmed
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey It's a Moffat gene... you can't learn it, lol. ;D
5 days, 21 hours ago on Capaldi Unclear on Series 9 Return
80 year old grandmother is more spry than I am and I'm 27! I hurt myself all the time and have back problems and she's as healthy as you'd expect a 20 something to be . I feel like I'm 80 some days! Age isn't everything lol.
5 days, 23 hours ago on Capaldi Unclear on Series 9 Return
We get to start counting in hours instead of days now then lol. :D
1 week ago on Deep Breath Time Confirmed
@supermoff I love it too! :)
1 week ago on In Defense of Colin Baker
@Antee991166 @Undiscovered Adventure Maybe she's sorta trying to break the ice with his new him... since she heard him say it to himself for the 50th, she thought it might be a good joke... or something... i'm just taking a guess for context lol
1 week, 1 day ago on Deep Breath TV Trailer
Okay... now this one gave me goose bumps! 12 days to go still and I am getting impatient, lol. I had managed to stay calm and collected (more or less, lol) until now, but this... it's too much for my sanity lol. :D Love it!
1 week, 2 days ago on Deep Breath TV Trailer
@yolt13 @TheDreamer I think as long as there's a balance, it'll be fine. It's just that the way they've been hammering on the fact that he's gonna be darker, and that it's been repeated over and over, I've seen people worry that he would be completely dark, sinister, etc... :)
1 week, 2 days ago on 12 Spoiler-Free Thoughts on Deep Breath
@JJ2000 Why 25 episodes? 50 seems just as good. :P
1 week, 2 days ago on 2014′s Christmas Special Director
@Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd My fave's the orange one. :D
1 week, 4 days ago on Doctor Who World Tour: Cardiff Launch Pics
@DWTV You ran out of Jelly Babies???? Nooooooooo!! How is that even possible? There's always Jelly Babies in the bag! Lol. :D :P
1 week, 5 days ago on Moffat on Why the Master Won’t Be Back
They usually add the prequels in the box sets too.
1 week, 5 days ago on Deep Breath Standalone DVD & Blu-Ray
Yes, darker but not too dark will hopefully reassure the fans who were recently wondering if they would like this new Doctor and started to worry that he might be too scary. The "dark" theme that's been advertised so much was beginning to scare the pants off some pple. Though dark means different things to different pple too.
1 week, 5 days ago on 12 Spoiler-Free Thoughts on Deep Breath
Just like 1 human's behaviour isn't in any way representative of the whole human race, 1 lone Sontaran adapting to a new sort of life isn't representative of the Sontaran race... And to honest, I never found them intimidating or scary before either. The one in the Sontaran Experiment might have had a more warrior like attitude, but I didn't take him seriously either. The Doctor certainly took care of him quickly...
Yeah and then they both decided it was a mistake and divorced something like a year later lol.
1 week, 6 days ago on Capaldi Doesn’t Expect to be a Heartthrob Doctor
Jenna... Darn auto correct, I'm gonna turn you off if you don't stop deciding for me what I should type! Sigh... Lol.
1 week, 6 days ago on Doctor Who World Tour: Cardiff Launch Pics
To think I'm missing this by just 5 days.... Won't be in Cardiff until Tuesday... Grrrr... So unfair lol. :D
They look great. Loving Jenny's dress!
I've seen some on Facebook fan pages, but to be honest no more than those who said they were going to stop watching when Matt Smith was cast coz he was too young. I think it's a vocal minority, as it often is. How many of those who complained in 2009/2010 did actually stop watching?
Some take more slowly to change than others too. And for some letting go isn't easy. I'm sure it'll be a temporary thing for most. And the average viewer doesn't necessarily chat about it on forums or social media anyway. We only "represent" a small percentage of all DW fans, so a bunch of people ranting and causing a stir doesn't mean much in the scheme of things. Not saying it doesn't exist, but, to be honest, I think it's blown out of proportion. Granted I'm only on Facebook and here, and don't follow what's going on anywhere else, but even so I've seen more pple talking about fans complaining about his age than I've seen actual age complaints.
Prequel, episode, outtakes and making of - all of it! Back to back to back lol. :D
1 week, 6 days ago on Moffat: Big Plans For Future Online Episodes
I've always considered all the minisodes, prequels and the like to be an integral part of the show, and I think they're great fun, whether I see them on the telly, on the dvds or online. The more, the better!
2 weeks ago on Moffat: Big Plans For Future Online Episodes
Likely so! :D
2 weeks ago on Capaldi Doesn’t Expect to be a Heartthrob Doctor
My nan said he was a dashing young man! She's 25 years his elder lol. :P
@DrWhoBoy123 @TheDreamer You asked "if you were travelling..." so I answered that I would... no clue what Clara thinks about it, but I'll ask her when I get the chance, lol. :P I don't work with teenagers, but I work with kids 0 to pre-teens, so I'm used to difficult kids, too. :)
2 weeks ago on Coleman on Capaldi’s “Mad Curiosity”, Clara’s Home Life
@PimpMyTARDIS Yeah, that's right... we don't all interpret it the same way. :)
2 weeks, 1 day ago on When Doctor Who Addresses Its Past
Yup. :) Maybe they'll have him at some point in series 8 or 9, what with Clara working there.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Coleman on Capaldi’s “Mad Curiosity”, Clara’s Home Life
Actually, it made Ten's departure line less whiny to me. I always shook my head at that line whenever I watched Ten's regeneration scene coz it felt to me like they had turned him into a cry baby... But hearing it again in Day kinda gave me this thought that, even if he didn't remember the events of Day after going back to his own timestream, Ten might have had a sort of unease or a sense of foreboding that caused him to repeat it when he regenerated. So, to me, it had its use.
@PaddyB I was just about to say that too. He didn't "murder" the Sycorax leader....... the Sycorax leader was staging an invasion of earth, had just recently killed in cold blood the 2 men who had accompanied Harriet Jones on the ship and was threatening to enslave/kill/whatever half the population. The Doctor challenged him to a duel and won and, even then, he spared his life! If anything, he acted in self defense when he did end up killing him. It was Harriet Jones who murdered the Sycorax...
Now I can see why the GI accused him of it, it would make sense for a bad guy to think that, in some sort of twisted way, lol.
@simon delafield @TheDreamer Oh, quite right, i forgot about Zoe and Polly lol.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Popular / Unpopular Opinion: Clara Oswald
Considering that said time machine can, broadly speaking and if all goes well, take me back to approximately the same time I left... Considering that I'm smart enough to understand that I won't necessarily travel with the Doctor forever and thus should keep a bit of life on earth so as not to experience a huge culture shock when I'm left behind/drop off/etc... And considering how dangerous it can get and how I would need regular breathers from the danger... All that considered, yes, I personally would want to come back to my "ordinary" life once in a while. The Doctor would also be ONE of my friends, not my whole world - why would I have to give up friends and family in order to travel the universe? Especially when I'd be travelling in a time machine..
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Coleman on Capaldi’s “Mad Curiosity”, Clara’s Home Life
Yeah... Sorry... Quite right... Not always half of them. Sometimes barely a quarter lol. ;) But you know, that's how a "savage" is supposed to dress! :P
"Is that a leather bikini?!" haha... Loved that minisode btw. :D
Okay... Sorry yeah... Not always half of them, sometimes barely a quarter lol! ;) But you know, that's how a savage was supposed to dress! :P
These days? Good one lol... When did they start having pretty female companions they put in tight clothes that barely covered half of them? Oh... Yeah... Since the 70s...
Yes, and I'm thinking that any situation that might trigger any sort of flashback and risk shattering her dream world would subconsciously be perceived as a threat and cause the sort of behaviours she exhibited. No different than the brain fighting against the resurfacing of repressed memories in a traumatised human - she was still human inside that Dalek armour... it was her psyche's self-defence mechanism. She rejected the Dalek conditioning and the only thing that kept her from losing the battle was that dream world of hers. It took everything she had, when the Doctor broke the bubble, to stop herself from exterminating him.
@StandardWhovian I'm not an optimist by nature, but I do believe it will. It's lasted 50 years already and it isn't showing any signs of slowing down. So, as long as it has fans interested in writing for it, directing it and willing to fight for it and show the BBC that it still deserves to be on (and that it can still bring a shedload of money in), it stands a chance of living another 50 years! We might have another decade off at some point, though... never know, lol.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Does Deep Breath Really Deserve a Theatrical Release?
@Scootersfood @TheDreamer Oooh yeah, Hungry Earth isn't an episode I pop in the drive very often but I did like Elliot too. :) How could I forget Elliot?!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE
@Amy is Hannibal For me, it's mostly the impact of her turning out to be a Dalek and how they showed the process. It's not her per say that I liked, it's her story. She didn't have much substance, but she worked well for a one off.
@King Joffery @TheDreamer their words to each other were rather frosty to me...
I won't be seeing in at the cinema coz I prefer watching it at home and cinema tickets are a bit pricey (not just for DW, in general) so we don't often go to the cinema, but at the same time, I think it's awesome that the show is big enough now to warrant a cinema release, and that if I wanted to (or could afford it lol) I could see it at the cinema!
As far as the license fee is concerned, I pay it so I can watch the television and they used it (or at least a tiny part of it, as DW is not the only show the BBC produce) for filming - it being released on the big screens is separate from that - it'll generate more profits (like the merchandise, DVDs, and such), which in the end is a good thing for the show.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Does Deep Breath Really Deserve a Theatrical Release?
@ Notsosmartguy is superior again!!!!!!!!! @supermoff Yup, that's what I do too. I don't expect anything and I'm usually happy with everything they offer, lol. I've been reading about filming and all the spoilers, watching the trailers and looking at photos but, even though I can't wait for series 8 to start, I have stayed away from anticipating and speculating. Somehow... lol.
@King Joffery Her family is fine? Her mother died when she was 16... that's a big shock in someone's life (and perhaps why she is a bit of a control freak, maybe she feels if she controls everything and everyone around her, she can keep them safe?) Growing up without a mother is hard. And apparently, her father is remarried (dating?) a woman who does not seem to like her (and it looked like the sentiment was mutual at xmas) They did show how she misses her mother in Rings of Akahten, but yet selflessly sacrificed her mother's ring and the leaf (items that had heavy sentimental value to her), and we saw the tension at the xmas table between her and her dad's new wife/partner. Might have been why she left home as soon as she could and got her own place (though i am extrapolating here) Her life hasn't been all peachy but she rises above it.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Popular / Unpopular Opinion: Clara Oswald
@supermoff @stargazer0118 Well... he's a time traveller... technically he could meet River at any point in time. But since she's been "dead" for quite some time, what is he supposed to do? never love anyone again because he might some day cross paths with her out of order?
I don't know... I have this idea in my head that River reached the end of her life shortly after the Ponds were sent back in time, as they stopped meeting "in the wrong order" - in fact they stopped meeting altogether - since... and that the "losses he suffered" Vastra spoke of in the Snowmen included River. Maybe that's why it never bothered me, lol... dunno... He has to move on at some point... imagine a hundred years (or even worse a thousand lol) of mourning for his dead wife... :/
@Whovian1500 I'm not sure I understand your point? The writers of each and every episode over the past 51 years could have written in a way that such and such companion wasn't needed too... But the Doctor travels with companions. They're a big part of his life.
My thoughts exactly. :) I was beginning to think it was just me and that I missed something lol.