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That's right. Piss on someone else's choice, yoshfiction. Show us how to be an adult.

1 day, 11 hours ago on The Eleventh Doctor: Top Moments

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The writer's top three just happen to be my top three, and in that order.

1 day, 11 hours ago on The Eleventh Doctor: Top Moments

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"What would the Doctor do now? No. What will I do?" That's when Clara graduated frm The School of Who and discovered that she was the Doctor's equal.

4 days, 2 hours ago on Mission Impossible: Clara Oswald in Review – Part 3

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What I find inspiring is that the Doctor realizes in Into The Forest that he does, indeed, breathe the same air as we do and was willing to stay on Earth and die with the rest of us. He chose to stay with his best friend instead of leaving her, even when she insisted he do so. And because of that, he found a solution to the problem. So, once again, the Doctor and Clara realize how much they've influenced each other. Which brings up another thing. EVERY Companion has influenced the Doctor in some way - sometimes subtly, sometimes overtly. Clara isn't the first, nor the last, Companion who will do so.

4 days, 1 hour ago on Mission Impossible: Clara Oswald in Review – Part 3

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I disagree with the last phrase of your last sentence. IMNSHO, everyone who chooses to save the world, or just a few people in the world, must accept the fact that they, too, must make Doctor choices. If they're not up to it, they should just run away and hide and let those who are willing to take on that responsibility to do so, fully.

4 days, 1 hour ago on Mission Impossible: Clara Oswald in Review – Part 3

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Apparently, we do, if you read some of the other comments. Which is why I love Serires 8, Clara, and Capaldi Doctor so much. They've shattered that old, musty formula to smithereens Nd made Doctor Who so much better. More of this, please, Moff?

4 days, 22 hours ago on Poll: Is Clara Overshadowing the Doctor?

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Why do people demand that there must be an "I am the Doctor" moment to be able to accept the new Doctor? When Capaldi Doctor grabbed Clara's hand in Deep Breath, I saw him become completely whole from his regeneration. When he said he was afraid he would have to kill the cyborg in Deep Breath, that was when he took full command of his new incarnation IMNSHO. And when he looked up after the cyborg fell/was pushed, I rejoiced in the fact that this Doctor was gonna be fierce. And when he begs Clara, twice, not to leave him, but to see him as the Doctor (once on the phone and once in person) I saw he still had the deepest love and respect for Clara...even though he isn't much of a hugger any more. Why can't others see past their bias for the previous Doctor much quicker and accept the new Doctor on his own merits without the "I am the Doctor" crutch?

4 days, 22 hours ago on Poll: Is Clara Overshadowing the Doctor?

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I love the photo of these two. They definitely have a high regard and a deep love for each other. I will miss their chemistry when one or the other, or both, eventually leave.



5 days, 15 hours ago on Poll: Is Clara Overshadowing the Doctor?

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WARNING! Don't let *any* critic force you to pre-judge your enjoyment of this, or any, episode. Including DWTV.

6 days ago on In the Forest of the Night Clip

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"While I wouldn’t go as far as to say that the show has become Clara Who, the claim that the Doctor has often been overshadowed is valid."  I disagree. Clara has become his equal as opposed to other companions revering the demi-god, or falling in love with him, or humbling themselves before his greatness. It was perfect for Wlfred because he held a high respect for the Doctor for what he did for Donna. It doesn't fit other companions that well. Clara is  different. She talks back. She asserts herself. She also knows when it's best for the Doctor to lead. They're the best of friends and are comfortable enough with each other to talk freely without fear of losing that close friendship. No, not friends, siblings. The closest companion to Clara is Donna Noble - another polarizing character who was also like a sibling to the Doctor.   Personally, I love this more mature take on their relationship. I find this entire series a much more grown-up affair, with the right amount of silliness so that they don't take themselves so seriously.  This is a different path for Doctor Who. A lot of people despise that. Fine. Different strokes for different folks. 




1 week, 1 day ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”

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Rest easy, Lynda. Well done.

1 week, 3 days ago on R.I.P. Lynda Bellingham

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If I were Moffat, and the BBC, and I wanted to create another spin-off from Doctor who (now that the late, great, extremely lovable Elisabeth Sladen is no longer with us), Series 8 - and this episode in particular - is the perfect set up for Jena/Clara to star in. If I were Moffat and the BBC... After all, no one has yet to pick up on Jena's comment that she hasn't had time to audition for other roles when rumors of her departure started floating last month.



1 week, 3 days ago on Flatline Review

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First, I loved seeing the Doctor's hand coming out of the tiny TARDIS. I especially like the Addams Family Thing moment. Secondly, Clara couldn't just sonic the Boneless at any time. She needed the power from the TARDIS, combined with the Doctor's calibrations, to use the sonic as a catalyst. And since Clara found a way to restore power to the TARDIS, and the Doctor was in a rage, it was fun seeing her face as she tossed the sonic to him. That look on her face was my favorite moment in the episode. Which is saying a lot because there were many great moments that I liked.

1 week, 3 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline

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After this brilliant episode, I'm making it official. 1. Series 8 is my all-time favorite series of Doctor Who, ever. 2. Capaldi and Hurt are completely tied as my favorite Doctors among all the wonderful actors who have played him over the years.

1 week, 4 days ago on Flatline Review

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@AzrulnizamBZ I'm betting that Easter Egg will be explored in a future episode. And props for how you referenced the Doctor in your last sentence.



1 week, 4 days ago on Flatline Review

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@ Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. None of the Clara's are cheap imitations. They're all, genuinely Clara. Or to put it another way, they're versions of a regenerated Clara.

1 week, 4 days ago on Flatline Review

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@TheDreamer Agreed.

1 week, 4 days ago on Flatline Review

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For those who whine about Clara surpassing all the other companions, I have three words for them: Sarah Jane Smith. Do I really have to say more?

But I must say that Clara is surpassing Wilf as my all-time favorite companion. That's saying a lot. And Capaldi is now equal to my all-time favorite Doctor - John Hurt. That, too, is saying a lot.




1 week, 5 days ago on ‘Doctor Who’ or ‘Clara Who?’

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This looks like a lot of fun.

2 weeks ago on Flatline Clip

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David's Comments: "Eight episodes in and, though I can’t place my finger on it, something is missing. Perhaps it’s down to personal experience, but everything remains a semitone out of key."




Me, too, but for a different reason. I think the Season is planned that way. There's a dissonance with the new Doctor that hasn't been resolved yet. I suspect it will be by Christmas.



2 weeks, 1 day ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Review

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How about both? Why can't I vote for both? This is not an either/or question.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Kill the Moon: Clara or the Doctor?

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@Pipnant If DWTV wants to give it  10/10, then DWTV gives it a 10/10. Your mileage definitely varies, which is just fine. You are entitled to your opinion, as well you should. But dissing another's rating may not be the best thing to do.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon

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Remember what humans did to the space whale in Matt Doctor's time? Remember what the space whale did after it was freed? Capaldi Doctor does, which is why he did I what he did, even though it was the wrong way to do it. Remember that every human on the planet chose to kill the moon to save their lives and Clara disagreed? Sh was lucky she was right...this time.

And remember what Capaldi Doctor said about the humans would do from 2049 until the end of time? It was a risky decision Clara made, but in the end, time, itself, was saved in more ways than one.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon

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Clara does have a point in the end of the episode - You breathe our air as much as you do, you keep your behind with us and encourage us to do the right thing. The Doctor didn't have to leave. He just needed to stay out of the humans' way.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon

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Haters will always hate. It's their nature. Opinions...correction...INFORMED opinions, are a different breed altogether.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon

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The Doctor finally shows us how much he trusts Clara...and he does so in the worst possible way. And Clara is, naturally, furious with him. So furious, in fact, that she can't see that The Doctor considers her his equal. And yet, as Danny says, Clara isn't finished with The Doctor because she's still furious. She still loves him. And deep down inside, she wants to keep him in her life. That, to me, is the essence of the story.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon

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@BeyondThePolice You're overthinking this was too much. Doctor Who is science FICTION - if not science FANTASY - not science fact.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon

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Stop whining and go with it. You may be surprised by the end of series 8.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Flatline Official Synopsis

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To this day, I still can't walk by a stone angel without wanting to bash it into pieces with a sledgehammer. 

1 month ago on Remembering the Ponds – 2 Years On

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@RUAZ For anyone to depend on a critic to decide for them whether to like or dislike an episode shows a lack of critical thinking, IMNSHO. The members of the audience should make up their own minds and dismiss the critics' opinions outright - whether favorable or not. But to bash people for stating their opinions of a critic's reviews is also questionable, IMO. They have a right to their opinions no matter how much you disagree...and vice versa. As an old friend says, "Opinions are like a**h****: Everyone has one." Including you and I.

1 month ago on The Caretaker Review

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Does Clara love The Doctor? Of course she does. As much as she loves Danny. The difference is in how she loves them. And, yet, the boys are still jealous of each other. As for the Space Dad comment, well...the Old Boy does have a daughter. Just sayin'.

1 month ago on Rate & Discuss The Caretaker

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And I'll bet at least one critic will diss this episode because it's funny. 

1 month ago on The Caretaker Clip & Video Introduction

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Nick Frost. Can his name be any more Christmasy? :D And the son of Two graces the TARDIS. Excuse me while I salivate. :D :D






1 month, 1 week ago on 2014 Christmas Special Guest Stars Confirmed: Frost, McMullen & Troughton

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I'll ask, again. What if Clara is a Time Lord (or Lady if one prefers)? And what if they're related?

1 month, 1 week ago on Open Discussion: Is There More to Clara Than We Think?

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"The main qualm seems to be that an episode so rich in character development and heavy in its plot may prove to be almost too much for the minds of casual or possibly less invested Whovians to grasp during their initial watch..."

I. Don't. Care.

The job of Doctor Who, and everyone who is part of the production is to tell the best stories they can tell. It isn't to make sure that the casual viewer always knows, and/or understands what's going on. If the causal viewer is intrigued enough, s/he'll look for other episodes and do research to find out more of what's going on. It's not liked Doctor Who doesn't have 51 years of stories to help that causal viewer catch up. And, really. It's that the main goal; to get the causal viewer to want to see more and find out more and stay with the show for another 50 years?

1 month, 1 week ago on 2nd Opinion: Listen

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Unless, As the writer of the article mentioned, that explanation is Time Locked for a future episode in Series 8.

1 month, 1 week ago on Making Sense of Listen’s Gallifreyan Gallivant

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Despite a few of his characteristic snipes on the script/story, this is the best review I've read from Hassell. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Listen Review

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@awkward91 Only in hindsight, i think. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Listen

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@GallifreyanPiemaker @Warpstar Agreed.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Listen

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@King of Ravolox I completely, and totally disagree with your entire post.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Listen

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Once, again, The Impossible Girl saves The Doctor. I can now say that Clara has become my all-time favorite Companion - even better than Wilf. And he is still close enough to be a virtual tie with Clara. And how about that cameo with Hurt Doctor!!!


1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Listen

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OH PUHLEEEEZE. Get a grip, people. Turn up the damn volume on your TV's.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Is Capaldi’s Accent Causing Issues?

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How many years does The Doctor travel, alone, before meeting up with Clara again? Or any of his companions for that matter?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Listen Clip

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What if Clara is a Time Lord?

1 month, 3 weeks ago on A Surprise Ending for Clara?

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Repeating myself, again - What if Clara is a Time Lord? Now another question - What if she's related to The Doctor? Gives new meaning to The Impossible Girl.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on A Surprise Ending for Clara?

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Four: All of the above.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Into the Dalek Review

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I didn't see either scene as a sign of disrespect. I saw the first scene as a sign of ignorance of the young, and, frankly, of some adults. Those who have gone to war don't want to brag about killing. They know the ugliness of violence too well to brag about what they've done. Danny shows that with his response. As for the second scene, riffing off the comments of someone else on another topic, The Doctor knows how easily he can turn his companions into commandos willing to fight and kill and even die for him. That's one of the mistakes he mentions in Deep Breath. Journey I'd the perfect candidate to become another of his killer commandos, and he doesn't want to be tempted by that. Theses two scenes are part of the reasons why I gave this episode a 10.

2 months ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek

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I thoroughly loved Clara in "Deep Breath." And as I said a couple of weeks ago, she is The Doctor's equal. And he's discovered that as well.

2 months ago on Deep Breath: The Very Best of Clara Oswald

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