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@BeyondThePolice @TheDreamer @ItsSmallerOnTheOutside Yes it was... If 1 second was enough to save Journey Blue from her exploding ship, surely it would have been long enough to save Clara and Courtney from an exploding moonbase... Clara stopped the countdown with 2 seconds to spare and he materialised next to them. How do we know that he wasn't ready to materialise around them with just 1 second left, had they not stopped the countdown? He did have time. People just chose to believe that the Doctor would have left them all there to die. I don't.
22 hours, 51 minutes ago on Kill the Moon: Who Was Right? Thoughts & Your Vote
But it was established that the green energy came from the Tardis before he even walked out to face them... He didn't have the sonic when the Tardis landed. Clearly, the Doctor used the Tardis to generate it. It slammed into the Boneless and created a green wall that held them there and kept them from coming at the team. And, when he used the sonic, they changed angle to show the Tardis and a new wave of green energy coming from the Tardis, before they cut back to the scene where the Boneless were sent back.
1 day, 8 hours ago on Flatline Review
@Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen @Antee991166 That's why I rank by Doctors, not actors' names lol. I just can't. ^^;
1 day, 11 hours ago on Flatline Review
@TheNightmareChild just got fitted for a loincloth @supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. Ditto, lol. :D
1 day, 12 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
@StevieG1974 1. I was thinking that too, though Mummy didn't have that problem and it was advertised as scary too.
2. Yes. Highland Council autumn term ended 10 Oct and the winter term starts 28 Oct. No clue about the others but guessing they're having similar term dates.
1 day, 12 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @HowieFisher Hmmm... I did a quick averaging and sorting of data and it seems it's top of the list for me too lol. The next 3 are still quite close though, but still I think it'd take 3 poor episodes to dislodge it, and I doubt that will happen. :)
Series 8 - 9.08
Series 6 - 8.36
Series 7 - 8.32
Series 1 - 8.29
Series 4 - 8.22
Series 5 - 8.01
Series 3 - 6.95
Series 2 - 6.66
1 day, 13 hours ago on Flatline Review
@Antee991166 My list, such as it is. The thing is, except for my top 3 and my last 2, the rest varies a lot according to my mood or what I'm watching at the moment, so it's not really accurate lol.
@Stradiwhovius @Whogasms When the Doctor landed the Tardis after coming out of siege mode, a green wall of energy shot out from the Tardis that blasted the Boneless back further into the tunnel and the same green energy wall held the Boneless there. They spent the whole time he was talking to them pushing at the green energy, trying to break through it but they could not. Him saying that he had a way of sending back to their universe but didn't have enough power before activating siege mode was a clue. Clara picked up on it and tricked the Boneless into restoring the Tardis. Gave him the power he needed. Then the Doctor came back and told them he was sending them back. Add to that the fact that, when he used the sonic, move waves of that green energy pulsed from the Tardis, it seemed pretty obvious. To me at any rate.
1 day, 14 hours ago on Flatline Review
@Whogasms Exactly, he had told Clara he had a way of sending them back but didn't have enough power. She gave him the power, he blasted them back to their own universe as planned. IN fact, the energy was already there when the Tardis landed. Clara still had the sonic then. The sonic was just used to start the process, turn on whatever tool he calibrated, or whatnot.
1 day, 16 hours ago on Flatline Review
"Albeit slight, “Flatline” does make one misstep. When the TARDIS is dropped onto the train tracks, the Doctor laments that there is not enough power for the shields to function, and that “structural integrity is compromised.” “The Name of the Doctor” establishes that, as the structural integrity of the TARDIS breaks down, the “bigger on the inside” leaks onto the outside, causing the TARDIS to swell, not shrink. Further, this is the second time that Clara has seen the TARDIS massively shift in size, as she was present in “The Name of the Doctor,” so it seems odd that there is no mention of that event in “Flatline.”
The way I saw it, the difference is that in Flatline, an alien was actively causing the problem by sucking the exterior dimensions. That's what shrunk it. In Name of the Doctor, it presumably happened because the Tardis had been dying of a more "natural" cause.
@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @sontaran17 When are the L+7 figures released?
1 day, 20 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@The Lazy Tiger Has Scared Off The Lazy Cat My idea is that Missy chose Clara to become the next Guardian of the Nethersphere.
1 day, 20 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
9.7/10 :P Loved it! Great fun! It's tied for 2nd place with Time Heist, right behind Mummy on the Orient Express. It was innovative, creepy, well paced and the effects were brilliant. It's also interesting to see how the Doctor reacts to seeing Clara think and act like him. Like a mirror and he's not necessarily liking it. Loved the team work Doctor/Clara and how Clara pulled herself together when she ended up going it alone... quick thinking and obviously learned the Doctor's tactics well. Maybe too well?
Loved the Doctor throughout too. Even though he wasn't in the action per say, he was still really active and pretty much directing the investigation from the Tardis. Until he had to activate siege mode, that is. But his return was epic.
Loving Jamie Mathieson. His style, his stories, his ideas, his take on things... Sure hope he comes back next year!
While we're still no closer to figuring out who Missy is and what she is doing, the fact that the window behind her looked like a cyberman eye suggests that she works with the Cybermen somehow. Did the cybermen invade the Nethersphere? Maybe she's playing a double game... trying to keep the Cybermen happy and thinking she's on their side, while at the same time trying to get help from the outside... Maybe she can't get converted because she's from the Nethersphere and can't be deleted coz they need her to pass thru the gate.
Off to watch it again! :D
Time Heist 9.7/10
Deep Breath 9/10
Kill the Moon 9/10
Robot of Sherwood 8.9/10
The Caretaker 8.1/10
Into the Dalek 7.6/10
1 day, 21 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
@conallmc2013 @TheDreamer @ilyootha, a proud member of C.L.A.R.A. @The Administrator I actually have a spreadsheet where I give several marks to each episode, going from pace, setting, effects, acting, plot, execution, characters, monsters... etc... Then I average out the numbers and get a total... Many times I get the same result, but they have to go somewhere on the list... If I give each section a 10, then obviously, I'll get a 10/10 total, and obviously, I have several episodes who got 10 in everything so yes they all have a 10/10 mark. For the rest, they're sorted by plot mark first, then acting, then monsters, etc... etc... just for the heck of it, lol. Right now, Mummy gets a 10/10 and Time Heist and Flatline are tied for 2nd place with 9.7/10 which for the purpose of the polls is rounded up to a 10
1 day, 22 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
@The Administrator @conallmc2013 @ilyootha, a proud member of C.L.A.R.A. Mummy's the one I've rewatched the most so far. But Flatline gave me the same sort of eagerness. :)
2 days, 10 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
@conallmc2013 @ilyootha, a proud member of C.L.A.R.A. @The Administrator Opinions... we don't all have the same ones. The world would be a boring place if we all liked the same things... You think it deserved a 7, I think it deserved a 9 and the Administrator thinks it deserves a 10.
@joe4 @Loch_Ness_Lobster @ilyootha, a proud member of C.L.A.R.A. @Old Floridian She did what the Doctor would have done. But because it was her doing it, she gets criticised...
2 days, 15 hours ago on Kill the Moon: Who Was Right? Thoughts & Your Vote
He heard? Vastra had put him to sleep... How could have heard her?
3 days, 20 hours ago on Flatline Advance Review
@Whovian64 @Scootersfood has 66 Seconds to live... @TheDreamer Hmmmm.... the universe is full of black holes, unfortunately none close enough... Anyone got a very long space lasso? lol :D
4 days, 13 hours ago on Dark Water Official Synopsis
@Scootersfood has 66 Seconds to live... @TheDreamer @OzGirl I know! We can stop time if we change a fixed point in time! Never mind the consequences lol. :D
4 days, 14 hours ago on Dark Water Official Synopsis
No no no no no no no....... Stop... No more synopses.... Tell me we haven't reached the finale yet. Please? I DON'T want the series to end! Surely there's a way of stopping time........ Sigh.....
4 days, 19 hours ago on Dark Water Official Synopsis
@Thatoneperson @TheDreamer I did that in the beginning but I can't watch 6 or 7 episodes in 1 day, especially not on Saturdays, with errands, cooking and cleaning on the list lol. So I decided to watch a couple of them each evening after work instead.
5 days, 1 hour ago on Flatline Clip
My thoughts exactly.
5 days, 7 hours ago on Flatline Advance Review
Possibly. I just prefer putting my trust in the Doctor's hunches. They tend to be spot on.
5 days, 7 hours ago on Kill the Moon: Who Was Right? Thoughts & Your Vote
Clara stopped the countdown with 2 seconds to spare. He materialised next to them coz the countdown was aborted. He could have materialised around them instead, had the countdown not been aborted. But since none of us actually saw what he was actually doing in the Tardis, we're all guessing anyway.
The episode looks totally insane and awesome! The more I hear and see about it, the more I'm looking forward to it. Been doing a series 8 marathon while I wait for Saturday too. Deep Breath and Into the Dalek on Monday, Robot of Sherwood yesterday, Listen and Time Heist tonight. Hopefully The Caretaker and Kill the Moon tomorrow, and Mummy on the Orient Express on Friday! :) So grateful for iPlayer lol.
5 days, 11 hours ago on Flatline Clip
@ItsSmallerOnTheOutside No, there was no way whatsoever he was going to leave them there... Has everyone really lost all faith in the Doctor?? He was right there a split second after she pressed the abort button. Sorry but there is absolutely no doubt in my mind whatsoever that he would have been right there, materialising the Tardis around them at the last moment, should they decide to detonate the bombs.
6 days, 10 hours ago on Kill the Moon: Who Was Right? Thoughts & Your Vote
Will be needing to get back to this tomorrow, can't listen to the songs now it's late, hubby has the TV on and I'm just about brain dead from work lol. I don't remember most of them, sadly...
But one of my fave is the Long Song. I enjoyed Foxes' the other day too (more than I thought I would in fact)
And, while I loved A Christmas Carol, Abigail's song didn't really anything for me... It got too repetitive for my taste.
I think I remember the one from Planet of the Ood and if it's the one I remember, it was quite nice. :)
And, as Tallulah's voice really, really, really grated on me, I couldn't stand the songs in Daleks in Manhattan...
6 days, 11 hours ago on Who Tunes: Ranking the Lyrical Songs of Doctor Who
Thank you! I've been wanting to say something similar for a while now, but didn't have the energy to debate it when everyone else seemed to have completely lost faith in the Doctor. Because he's more reserved and doesn't open up and he's not touchy feely and keeps his thoughts and feelings to himself, we don't have much to go on but Clara's own thoughts and feelings on the subject. You can still read him a little at times, if you really look for it in his expression. But he's definitely a lot more reserved yes. And yeah more pragmatic too.
I think the Doctor finally realised in the Orient Express that Clara was not trusting him anymore. .. so he opened up a bit and let her in on his reasoning and actions when trying to beat the mummy. Hopefully that was enough to reassure her, and everyone else too lol.
And I too believe he was close by on the moon when he left them to decide.
6 days, 19 hours ago on Kill the Moon: Who Was Right? Thoughts & Your Vote
The images aren't giving much away, but I loved the trailers and it looks like it's going to be more interesting than I originally thought it would be.
1 week ago on Flatline Promo Pics
@Deus_Ex_Machina I don't know about anyone else, but I know I didn't comment because most people seemed to be very passionate about the Doctor being wrong and not wanting to risk humanity for the sake of 1 creature, and I didn't feel like arguing or debating lol.
1 week ago on Kill the Moon: Who Was Right? Thoughts & Your Vote
I voted the way the vote went... Reading all the comments during the vote though, I expected the opposite results lol.
My reasoning was that the Doctor didn't abandon Clara there. He couldn't interfere and he explained it... he really truly thought she was going to make the decision not to detonate the bombs. So, when he left her there, he didn't think they were at risk. He obviously trusted Clara more than she trusted him... I do understand her outburst and her anger and yes the Doctor could be more open, but just because he changed and she doesn't think she knows him anymore isn't a reason to think the worst of him. He would never have left her and Courtney there if he thought she would let the bombs go off. Obviously, he would have had a nasty surprise had he been wrong about her lol. Yeah, he was a numpty and could have gone about it more gently, but he's not a touchy feely sort of Doctor lol. He still is the Doctor, though.
And I would leave my lights on. Obviously, knowing that there wasn't any threat and me not being there at the time made it easy to choose, but I hope I would leave my lights on. It seems to me that 100 nuclear bombs detonating wouldn't leave the moon intact anyway, so how was that different to the creature hatching? We don't know what the repercussions would be either way. I'd rather put my faith in nature than agree to nuke the moon.
@The 14th Doctor Indeed! I just realised yesterday that we've just watched episode 8 already! It's going way too fast.........
1 week, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express
@MrRazza is wittily changing his name for each week An opposing force to whoever is wanting to keep them together, perhaps. Although... the first time the Doctor got the call to help the Orient Express, he wasn't with Clara but with Amy and Rory... Hmmm... Unless of course, someone is trying to keep them together coz someone else is trying to destroy the Doctor and the only one who can save him is Clara... Nah... can't be that simple... Been there, done that, got the T-Shirt, lol. Back to the drawing board... I don't want the series to end yet, but how long til the last episode again???
Grrr... Out of edit time, lol. Forgot to add that the scene on the beach really gave me chills too.
1 week, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express
@Clara Who plays Doctor Who Legacy. bored No More! So glad to see I'm not the only one! I've been trying to figure out why this episode was the one that did it for me. My thoughts exactly, the Doctor felt like he was completely there! Loved the scene on the beach too.
Okay... I just could not wait until tomorrow to re-watch so I got my 2nd viewing in right away. :D My trusted spreadsheet added all the numbers for me and averaged them out (better it than me, I can't do numbers to save my life, lol), and told me it gets a 9.5/10, so now what do I do? Do I rate it a 9 or a 10? Grrrr!!! :P
Hahaha! Are you my mummy? He actually did it! Loved it lol. :D And let's not forget the jelly babies in the cigar case. Nice too. :)
Slow to start but once it got started? Wow! Great engaging plot, brilliant acting, really good intro and ending scenes, atmosphere tense and funny at the same time, with some really nice dialogues and interactions... spooky mummy and great effects. I liked the countdown - I felt it added to the tension.
And I was so focused on the plot and the brilliant dialogues and the mystery that I didn't even notice what everyone was wearing (yes, even after my 2nd time!) Sigh... I guess I'll have to watch it again, twist my arm lol. :D I did, however, notice Clara's haircut. Love it, want the same one! Gonna have to printout a close up to show my hairdresser! :D
Some very tense moments where you seer the Doctor so completely focused on solving the mystery that he just doesn't seem to see the dead. No time for that.... Just like in Into the Dalek, really, those who are dead of about to die can't be saved, but he still has a chance to save the others. Totally no nonsense. It might seem ruthless and cold, but like he told Clara at the end, sometimes you gotta make hard decisions and there's no easy choice. I really, really loved the scene when the Doctor absorbs the girl's problems to draw the mummy to himself.
And it's really hard to explain but this is the episode where I got chills - in that scene where he draws the mummy's attention, in fact. But this episode is when I finally felt like he was completely there, if that makes sense lol. Maybe because he was really in control and doing typical Doctor things all the way thru this time? Maybe it's the writers writing him differently each time? Maybe it's just me finally getting used to having a new Doctor, though I've been enjoying him just fine until now so I don't think that's really it... Whatever the reason, it really clicked for me tonight.
@Asparagoose doesn't want to be trapped in a wall Maybe they will.
A bit slow to start, but once it picked up it was great! Gonna have to watch it again of course (as usual) before giving it a mark... but it's definitely another fave. Then again, I keep saying that and it's becoming really hard for me to rank them now coz most of them got the same high mark lol. So, I'll be back tomorrow to rate it, but it's most certainly up there with the other 8s, 9s or 10s!
And Clara finally understands that sometimes there are no easy answers and even harder decisions... Maybe she can start to trust him again now?
@TheAbsofBoe wants a moon omelet It's safer that way lol. :D
1 week, 3 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Kill the Moon
@WiLfreduk They said trust no one. And I really do think something is going on... I'm going with this theory coz yeah it makes more sense. It's more in line with the portrait of the darker manipulative no nonsense Doctor they painted. Of course it could also be that the Time lords sent more than just regeneration energy when they gave him his new cycle and he could be affecting him (which was my theory lol) Or it could be something else entirely lol... who knows... ^^;
1 week, 3 days ago on Kill the Moon: Clara or the Doctor?
@Mercy Reborn2 Adric was younger, I think. Not even sure how old he was... And Ace was a real brat in her first episode. She did grow and change but gosh... ^^;
1 week, 4 days ago on Is Courtney Woods a Companion?
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! Well... not everything she did or said was because of that of course, but I'm pretty sure most of her reactions could stem from that. The hello I'm bored thing? Heck, I see kids on Facebook post that all the time, lol. "I'm bored!! Anyone here for chat?" or "Bored.com! What should I do?" Trust me, it happens often enough...
She had a bit of a bratty side too yeah, I won't deny that, but the stuff she said to Clara and about Clara and her getting upset when Clara finds her? To me, that was an issue from her mum dying. Plus, issues aren't always visible, or even always there - sometimes triggers just bring them back to the surface, even if you're working on the situation.
And I thought that the "someday, I'll be queen of the universe" was just cute lol. :P
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! Maybe he was thinking that the girl had recently lost her mother and still had problems dealing with it, and had authority issues where Clara was concerned because she thought Clara was trying to "replace" her mother at home?
To me, yes she is... She didn't just travel on the Tardis, she helped and had an impact on the outcome of the adventure. Plus the Doctor seems to be willing to let her join at some point, and I think he likes her more than he shows. And he looked happy with how she handled things on the moon. If they don't kill her off before she has a chance to get a bit older, she will be good companion material lol.
@PCAriza @tealeaves @kainanite Personally, I didn't have to find any explanations simply because I didn't ask myself all those questions, but yeah I guess it's different for everyone. ^^;
1 week, 4 days ago on Kill The Moon Review
@DWTV Yeah, seriously, what were you thinking? You really should have given it at least a 12!! Hehehehe. ;)
1 week, 4 days ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Advance Review
Because he can't be certain that whoever is behind wanting to keep them together isn't listening so he can't just tell Clara "okay here's what we'll do: we're going to stage a scene where you're very angry and you leave me because I can't think of any other way to draw that woman from the shop from her hiding place." Clearly, whoever it is is very well informed and knows enough of their lives and history to know when to intervene, so they probably have a very long reach... And even if he could let Clara in on his plan, her reaction has to be completely genuine and believable. The other side would likely smell a trap if it wasn't.
1 week, 4 days ago on Kill the Moon: Clara or the Doctor?
Very good points.
My husband said something similar. He thinks the Doctor's been purposely acting clueless and setting Clara off in order to get her to leave in such a way that her reaction was genuine, because he is staging things and setting a sort of trap for whoever wants them to stay together, to bring them out in the open.