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@Planet of the Deaf @The Dreamer wants her Who Christmas NOW! Strangely enough, I just read an article today about people in Kenya using a moving torchlight system made to act like people walking around with a torch, to frighten lions away from cow sheds. And they say some are trying it out on tigers in India. So maybe there actually is some truth to the torch scene. ^^;
9 hours, 43 minutes ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
@GalaxyEyes Ummm... other way around, sorry... copy/paste then remove the spaces lol. :D
12 hours, 16 minutes ago on 10 Last Minute Christmas Gifts for a Special Whovian
@GalaxyEyes Oh, good! Looks like it worked. Just remove all the spaces and copy/paste. :)
12 hours, 17 minutes ago on 10 Last Minute Christmas Gifts for a Special Whovian
@GalaxyEyes This is the only one I found... I hope the link works. Last time I tried posting one, it didn't, even though I left all sorts of spaces to break the link. ^^;
www . radiotimes . com / news / 2014-12-01 / doctor-who-radio-times-retro-poster-collection-goes-on-sale
12 hours, 21 minutes ago on 10 Last Minute Christmas Gifts for a Special Whovian
@madbuk I don't like the audiobooks that are narrated either, but Big Finish is full cast with the actual actors playing their own part, and sounds and music like in the show... for the most part anyway, stories with the Doctors who are not with us anymore obviously can't feature the real actors. ^^; Some stories are better than other, just like the episodes on TV, depending on your tastes and such... but I've really enjoyed the ones I bought. And I'm one who can't stand narrated audio stories.
12 hours, 30 minutes ago on 10 Last Minute Christmas Gifts for a Special Whovian
@DocWhoFan @The Dreamer wants her Who Christmas NOW! I'm liking the sound of it too, so it may very well add another level of trouble for me... sigh...
12 hours, 44 minutes ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs The Christmas Invasion
@WiLfreduk Yup! :D
12 hours, 51 minutes ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
@Typo42 Agent of Orange @The_Enigmatic Yeah. He can be tongue-in-cheek but a lot of people tend to think everything he says is serious, that's part of the problem too, I think.
20 hours, 9 minutes ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
@WiLfreduk I recently had a crazy idea while watching Time Heist... The Doctor called the bomb they used a dimensional shift bomb... so my brain latched on to that and decided that the creature has an innate dimensional ability that sends the eggshell in a different dimension when it hatches, then brings it back before it leaves. Make what you will of that... it works for me at any rate. :D
20 hours, 14 minutes ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
That's exactly my problem... These 2 are my 2 favourites. I will never b able to choose lol.
23 hours, 31 minutes ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs The Christmas Invasion
Are you answering me, Tealeaves, or someone else? I've lost track of who is talking to who... the system gets a bit confusing.
Someone said Moffat shouldn't go around defending the episode. I was only saying that Moffat just answered the interviewer's question about what his fave episode of the series was, and gave his opinion, and that that's all it is: his opinion on why he thinks it's a great episode. I would hardly call it stomping his feet lol.
1 day, 7 hours ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
@supermoff I will be bald come Christmas lol. :P
1 day, 9 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs The Christmas Invasion
Now, don't ask me to vote on 11's xmas specials next, coz I will have a much harder time choosing... :P
The End of Time.
@HeyProfessor @The Dreamer wants her Who Christmas NOW! @Reeze, agent of C.L.A.R.A. Oh I fast forward at the Deadly Assassin part where the Doctor drowns... I nearly drowned as a kid and still find it hard to see anyone struggling in water, so it's easier to fast forward than to work at derailing a panic attack lol.
1 day, 11 hours ago on Last Christmas Allegedly “Too scary” for Kids
@Reeze, agent of C.L.A.R.A. Link isn't working, even though I left spaces everywhere lol... sorry ^^;
1 day, 11 hours ago on 10 Last Minute Christmas Gifts for a Special Whovian
@Reeze, agent of C.L.A.R.A. For annual subscriptions please visit www. subscription. co. uk / drwho. UK Bar Rate: DWM £65.00, DWM plus DWM Specials £83.00. Ireland Bar Rate: DWM £80.00, DWM plus DWM Specials £95.00. Rest of World Rate: DWM £80.00-£100.00, DWM plus DWM Specials £95.00-£120.00.
@Reeze, agent of C.L.A.R.A. I don't think so. There's a price for subscriptions to the rest of the world.
@divya12 Me too! My eyes completely skipped the "minute" part! :D So I basically read "10 Last Christmas gifts..." I clicked on the link, but was a bit sceptical coz I really didn't think they'd release TEN clips, but It took 3 tries before my brain agreed to process the whole title with the right context LOL.
What can I say... only FIVE SLEEPS! I'm a teensy bitsy over-excited? Just a little... It's my story and I'm sticking to it lol. :P
1 day, 12 hours ago on 10 Last Minute Christmas Gifts for a Special Whovian
@ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @The Dreamer wants her Who Christmas NOW! @3rdDalektotheLeft - minion of D.O.C.T.O.R. @Malohkeh @LiamTheFizz It had a last minute growth spurt 10 years before hatching? Maybe? Could be that it had already started growing before, but not enough for it to cause major damage on earth but still caused things that were not attributed to the moon steadily changing? And then there was the big burst when the Mexican team vanished...
Lundvik and her team were sent 10 years later, it's not that quick a response.
But the moon itself is the egg, there are craters on it, the seas and soil and such... things fall onto its surface, they crash-landed the shuttle on it... so it's not really all that enclosed. If the thing growing inside it was tiny at first and then slowly grew and expanded inside the shell, from the core, eating the minerals and other things around it, then whatever fell on the moon (or whatever the giant spider things might bringing back to it from their forays maybe? would that create mass at all?
1 day, 15 hours ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
@Reeze, agent of C.L.A.R.A. The only one that's ever scared me was Midnight. ^^;
1 day, 16 hours ago on Last Christmas Allegedly “Too scary” for Kids
@ReginaldAnselmLeppik @The Dreamer wants her Who Christmas NOW! The old Doctors use to do what all the time? Slap their companions? When exactly? Coz I've seen perhaps 3/4 of the Classic episodes and I don't remember any instance of him ever coming anywhere close to doing that...
Good old Sixie nearly choked poor Peri to death once, yeah, but he was going thru post regeneration at the time, so that doesn't count. Give me some examples coz I really can't think of any...
1 day, 17 hours ago on Moffat Explains “Clara Who”
Exactly! Just like it says at the beginning of the second paragraph. :)
1 day, 23 hours ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
The question was what his favourite episode was, twoheartsonemind. It seems quite quite natural to answer the question and defend his choice in the same answer I think.
2 days ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
He was asked what his favourite episode was and he answered. The same many of us here do: he gave the title and added that he felt it was under-rated and gave his opinion of it and why. You don't like his opinion, fine. No need to get that worked up over it though.
@Doctor Who-The Master Yet the trees communicated in TDTWATW... their souls travelled out of the trees and into the capsule to escape the acid rain. It's not that much of a stretch than to think our trees might have some sort of souls too. Souls (or whatever you want to call it) communicate on a different level than brains.
Why is telepathy impossible?
Annabel heard her sister on the phone and came home. I guess.
A solar flare destroyed the bank of Karabraxos...
The Doctor explained the for trees to grow that fast, someone had to mess with the fabric of time. It's as good an explanation as any. The tree spirits have some sort of super power that messes with the fabric of time and makes trees grow overnight. The Timelords probably wouldn't approve but there you have it lol. :P
It would be interesting to see what happens if you put a tiger and a wolf together... well... supervised of course, I wouldn't want one to hurt the other lol. Surely wild animals sense danger, even from something they don't know.
2 days, 9 hours ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
@The Trickster's Brigade Thank you! Glad to hear it's not njust me lol. ^^; I thought I was the only one who noticed that. I mean, I am a nanny and kids are kinda my area but still surely others could see how young they looked? But I seemed to be the only one it bothered lol. There is no way they were in secondary school. Year 5 and 6 maybe for the older ones. And Maebh even younger.
The only way I could make my brain accept it was by telling myself that it started out as a year 8 group but eventually included other years. And maybe Maebh's sister was part of it and they let Maebh come along once in a while... lol. :D
@Father Doctavarium Christmas @The Dreamer wants her Who Christmas NOW! @Shane Michaels Partly yeah. The rest was all the long-winded wandering around each and every different time segment of the war zone, the 3 being accused of being spies and threatened to be executed in each one, then finally escaping... over and over and over and over and over again. It bore me to death... and the war setting didn't help because those aren't my cup of tea to begin with lol.
It got more interesting in the last 3 parts, and I loved the last part and the regeneration... but my goodness, couldn't they have cut out half the war stuff and still made it work?
2 days, 10 hours ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @The Dreamer wants her Who Christmas NOW! @bringmeknitting @Father Doctavarium Christmas I'm going to find you and you will pay for this!
(Hey, was it how the Master started wanting revenge on the Doctor? LOL!) :D
@3rdDalektotheLeft - minion of D.O.C.T.O.R. @The Dreamer wants her Who Christmas NOW! @Malohkeh @LiamTheFizz But it grew over a very very long time, so if it eats enough of these microscopic things over thousands and thousands (etc...) of years, and gains weight as a result, surely its mass would increase as it grows. Or am I missing something? It already absorbed all the minerals, since the Mexican team found none. A baby grows by absorbing whatever its mother shares with it. How does an egg grow? It's already laid, so the baby can't share nutrients with its mum... but it still develops and grows inside the egg.
@Malohkeh @The Dreamer wants her Who Christmas NOW! @Shane Michaels @Father Doctavarium Christmas Yup lol. I know, I know... everybody else LOVES it. And I would too... if it didn't have the 5 or 6 boring parts in the middle lol. :P
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @The Dreamer wants her Who Christmas NOW! @bringmeknitting @Father Doctavarium Christmas Darnit........... Bring it back! Grrrrrrrrr.....
@Shane Michaels @Father Doctavarium Christmas Nope. Not everyone. :P I didn't find Fear Her stupid. I kinda liked it. It's not a favourite by any means, but it still get 6.3/10 in my books.
Actually, the only 2 Modern episodes that I really marked down below average were Love and Monsters and The Idiot's Lantern. And Time and The Rani, Paradise Tower and The War Games as far as Classic is concerned. But I haven't seen most of the 1st Doctor's run yet, so that might still change.
@Planet of the Deaf @The Dreamer wants her Who Christmas NOW! Yeah lol... maybe if it had been a real torch with fire, it might have been plausible... Who knows, maybe there are survival tactics that involve torches to scare of big cats lol.
I know... Danny was always so... I don't know... earthbound? A bit of a homebody, I guess. He never showed any interest and I lost my patience with him. I never really warmed up to him to begin with. I always felt he was just there to die in the end...
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @The Dreamer wants her Who Christmas NOW! @bringmeknitting @Father Doctavarium Christmas No worries, I'll head to the bunker... it's bigger on the inside and has very nice shields. :P
2 days, 11 hours ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @bringmeknitting @Father Doctavarium Christmas Nope. While I didn't love The Twin Dilemma, I enjoyed it nonetheless. Sorry... :P
@ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @The Dreamer wants her Who Christmas NOW! @3rdDalektotheLeft - minion of D.O.C.T.O.R. @Malohkeh @LiamTheFizz Couldn't it gain that mass from absorbing stuff from space? I don't know... space debris maybe. That and the numerous spider creatures, I guess. Wouldn't they add mass too? I mean, there were loads of them...
Like I said, science was never my strong suit, I was often lost in class... I guess that's why it didn't bother me one bit lol.
Well... I liked it. And the more I watch it, the more I enjoy it, in fact.I enjoyed the green theme - nature protecting us despite us destroying it (and I don't care whether or not trees can actually save us from solar flares the way they did here in reality - reality can take a hike when I'm watching DW)
I enjoyed the fantasy (the one thing I loved in the Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe were the trees and their souls leaving the forest)
I enjoyed the kids, all of whom did a pretty good job imo, but especially little Maebh. The girl who played the role had a really good interaction with the Doctor, imo. And I think they were all very cute and did quite well.
My only qualm really is that the kids couldn't possibly be year 8 kids lol. No big deal, just hard for me to imagine them in a secondary school setting.
I thought it was lovely and original. A fun episode. Oh and I absolutely loved the music. :)
The one who annoyed me was Danny... Danny not wanting any part of watching a solar event from the TARDIS. Please... show your gf you're interested in that part of her life you want her to tell you the truth about and go with her! :P He did save the 3 from the tiger though, so I guess I'll forgive him lol. :P
@3rdDalektotheLeft - minion of D.O.C.T.O.R. @Malohkeh @LiamTheFizz I assumed the mass came from the creature growing inside the egg, like a baby grows in the womb. Dunno... I'm rubbish as science.
And I thought the egg it lay was somewhat smaller? But then, it's a creature from another, a space creature and whatnot so it doesn't necessarily lay eggs like an earth animal does.
I'd heard... darn auto correct lol.
2 days, 19 hours ago on Moffat Explains “Clara Who”
I've heard about her and just about everyone spoke well of her, so Dragonfire was a bit of a shock lol. :P
@twoheartsonemind is the Thirteenth Inspector @radagast I love it too. It's interesting to see the thought process and what went thru their head as their wrote, what brought them to do such and such thing, how they conceive a character, imagine, change stuff, etc...
And yeah, he was asked, so he answered. It's not like he writes an article after the fact to explain stuff to us or anything... People ask, he answers their questions.
3 days, 1 hour ago on Moffat Explains “Clara Who”
The Next Doctor. I don't really love either one, but for me it's the better one of the 2. And I loved the cybershades! :P
3 days, 11 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: Voyage of the Damned vs The Next Doctor
Yeah, exactly. It's something I don't think I'll ever understand. It's like pple seem to have a knee-jerk reaction whenever they hear the word "child" associated with an episode. All hell breaks loose on that poor kid's head...
I rather enjoyed the kids in In the Forest of the Night too. They seemed younger than year 8 kids to me but hey lol.
Personally, I'd like Courtney as a companion. I think she could have some nice development.
3 days, 17 hours ago on 4 Different Types of Companions Doctor Who Should Consider
It's a bit of a double standard...
(sorry, can't delete a comment on my mobile... Not the first time I wish we could edit lol)
3 days, 17 hours ago on Moffat Explains “Clara Who”
I've said it before, if it was the Doctor slapping a companion, I doubt people would think it was okay. They'd likely be up in arms...
Enjoy the trip! :)
3 days, 23 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: The Christmas Invasion vs The Runaway Bride
Angie and Courtney did not react the same way. Courtney did show interest... She even wanted to do it again. In the Caretaker, she thought it was awesome and wanted to go in. It was the Doctor who dragged her away from the door coz he was too busy.
The only time she sat quietly was when the Doctor brought her back to the Tardis when she was scared in Kill the Moon. If I was alone in the Tardis and was told not to touch anything, you can be sure I would not touch anything. So many controls on the console, if I press the wrong one and end up taking off and getting lost somewhere in Time or Space, where would I be? I'm not a daredevil... I don't fiddle with things I don't understand, especially not a time machine lol. And unlike most companions, I would not wander off. :P
Plus, she'd just seen a dead body, seen a giant spider creature kill a man, lost gravity AND been attacked by said creature. Her mobile and contact with her social network were something reassuring. Plus she was so chuffed, she wanted to share the pics she'd taken. I do that all the time. Except for me it's on Facebook... But I'm always posting pics of what I see or do on holiday or whenever. Never been on a trip to the moon or I'd post that too! Along with my first impressions. It's another way of being excited about something. If I see or do something awesome, I want to share it with friends.
Angie was a different story altogether. Part of it was her rebellious attitude towards Clara. She'd lost her mum and had issues with Clara and didn't recognise her authority because she saw her as trying to "replace" her mum in a way. That's how I saw Angie anyway. Yeah, she could have been written differently, but personally I didn't have a problem with her. The rest of the episode made up for her rudeness and her lack of eagerness.
3 days, 23 hours ago on 4 Different Types of Companions Doctor Who Should Consider
@Typo42 Sceptic of ROSE @The Dreamer wants her Who Christmas NOW! @Scootersfood is ready for Christmas! @Morgan_Elizabeth91 Yeah but telling him off and then moving on to what did we learn today? would have been enough, I think. And if really didn't see it, then just telling him herself what she learned probably would have jolted him back into action.
He was giving up because he just didn't see what Clara saw, because he's dealt with too many Daleks to believe that they can be good and Rusty reverting back to his old self comforted him in that belief, yeah.
But I think the jolt could have happened without the slap too. Question him. Challenge him. His brain will kick back into gear. I guess slapping him was faster, lol. But not my cup of tea. ^^;
4 days, 9 hours ago on Moffat Explains “Clara Who”
@LiamTheFizz @The Dreamer wants her Who Christmas NOW! I have 11 columns:
Visuals (effects, lighting, costumes, decor...)
I just mark each out of 10 and then I average everything out. Not a perfect system, but it works for me lol. ^^;
4 days, 9 hours ago on Festive Face-Off: The Christmas Invasion vs The Runaway Bride