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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.

1 day, 22 hours 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.

5 days, 15 hours ago on Deep Breath: The Very Best of Clara Oswald

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In my not so humble opinion, Deep Breath equals Smith Doctor's Eleventh Hour as one of the best new Doctor first episodes. They even have a scene in which the Doctor shows you just how much of a badass he can be. Scotch, anyone? ;)



1 week, 1 day ago on Deep Breath Spoiler-Free Review

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Love the Peter/Jenna chemistry. Looking forward to many years with them. And more Peternoster Gang, please?

Yes, I am purposely torquing the wa of the Clara/PG haters. I love all those characters, and will defend them against the haters every time.

Hm. Looks like Capaldi Doctor's fierceness is rubbing off on me. Good.

1 week, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath

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"Introducing John Hurt as The Doctor."

There is no War in front of Doctor in The Name of the Doctor. And two Doctors boldly call him Doctor.

Another quote:

"All twelve Doctors."

"No. All thirteen."

Of course then there's Moffat who says there's only one Doctor with thirteen incarnations. Which I really like.

And then there's the official BBC poster of all the Doctors except Capaldi. Hurt sits between McGann and Eccelston at number...

3 weeks, 5 days ago on The Curious Case of the 9th Doctor

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I want Capaldi's coat.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Moffat on Series 8′s Smaller Story Arc

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Prediction: Capaldi will be a stone-cold heartthrob.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Capaldi Doesn’t Expect to be a Heartthrob Doctor

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Didn't Future Tom Doctor tell Matt Doctor that he'd be revisiting old faces from the past? In fact, didn't Matt Doctor say, upon seeing Tom Doctor that he never forgets a face? And wasn't it Future Tom Doctor who pointed out to Matt Doctor what actually happened to Gallifrey? Just sayin'. ;)

1 month ago on Capaldi’s Familiar Face Addressed in a Low-key Way

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There are two Tennant Doctors in two separate universes. Rose's half-human Doctor, and even Rose, can appear in future episodes since they're aging like normal humans. And I'd love to see Hurt and McGann make appearances in the future, too. But no multi-Docs for a while. As McGann said, Capaldi needs to be the only Doctor for a while. Ah, but the possibilities... 

1 month ago on The Future of Multi-Doctor Stories

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"Clara, be a pal? Tell me, am I a good man?" That's a lot of love and trust the Doctor has to be so vulnerable to his best friend. I say, again: He thinks of her as his equal. After all, she has saved his lives more times than we can count.


1 month ago on Capaldi: Different, But Still Unmistakably Doctor Who

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Happy Birthday, Eve Myles.

1 month, 1 week ago on The Evolution of Gwen Elizabeth Cooper

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YES!!!

1 month, 1 week ago on Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally

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@Oodkind  @sontaran17 Re-read the quote you referenced. He includes himself as a fan who does this "Us lot, us fans."

1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title

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I'm jut gonna remind Moffat that 13 actors have actually played The Doctor. You know, John Hurt? The actor you cast for the 50th? Just sayin'...  Oh, and you could have written Smith Doctor and Tennant Doctor in the script instead of Tenth and Eleventh, right? :D 

1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title

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@Hibernus What Hibernus said.

1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title

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Thanks for the Hurt Doctor TARDIS, and the others two as well.

1 month, 1 week ago on How does the TARDIS reflect the Doctor? (Part 2)

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Looking forward to next month.

1 month, 1 week ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8

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Where's Hurt's control room in this article?

1 month, 1 week ago on How does the TARDIS reflect the Doctor?

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@The Finn Which is why I whole-heartedly disagree with the writer's verdict. Because, in that same 50th show, the Doctors have their combined sonics spend some 300 years trying to figure out a way to shatter the door to their prison and none of them, to quote Clara, "bothered to check the door." Not only was that a priceless moment, but the Doctors learned the lesson (again) on when to use the sonic (e.g., in the painting) when when to use something else. I've had no problem with the sonic being a major tool of the Doctor, along with the TARDIS. It's much more fun when they're reminded of it's limitations.




1 month, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who’s Biggest Deus Ex Machina

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Thanks, John Barrowman, for having Capaldi's back.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Barrowman on Jack’s Future, Capaldi Critics

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I wouldn't be surprised if Capaldi Doctor considers Clara his equal, not just his companion. After all, The Impossible Girl is the only companion who saved each and every one of his individual lives in one way or another. No other companion has come close to doing that. So when he says, they're going "into Darkness," Capaldi Doctor knows that Clara can handle whatever's coming. In fact, the way Clara behaves toward Capaldi Doctor shows a maturity we didn't see when she was around Matt Doctor. I like that shift in their relationship, and am looking forward to next month.






1 month, 2 weeks ago on How Far Into Darkness will the 12th Doctor Take Us?

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@Ottoman14 Hell with that. I have extremely high expectations.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown

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The way Capladi looks up at the beginning of the trailer said, in no uncertain terms, "I'm the Doctor."

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown

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????? What, no mention, at all, about the Back To The Future trilogy? How young are these writers?

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Does Time Travel Work on the Big Screen?

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Although I would quibble with a few comments by the author, all-in-all, I agree with him.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Is the Doctor a Good Man?

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@SteviePenny Agreed. I just wish they'd give us more than 16 second teasers.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Series 8: New Teaser Trailer “I see into your soul, Doctor”

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...So why can't the Daleks also be in episode 10, I ask the writer of this blurb?  

2 months ago on Series 8: The Final Writer?

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@Silurian53 River Song: "The Doctor lies."

2 months ago on The Doctor: Half-Human on his Mother’s Side?

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River Song: "The Doctor lies." So his heritage can be anything...or not.

2 months ago on The Doctor: Half-Human on his Mother’s Side?

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Fascinating. Moffat challenges the readers, and RTD, to find the definitive place(s) in Doctor Who canon where the BBC definitively says the Doctor is human or not, and the haters pour even more of their hatred on him. So this is my wish/curse for those haters: That Moffat remains the show runner for the next ten years, at least. Those who hate him and don't want to hang around - don't let the door hit your asses as you leave. Frankly, the show doesn't need you to stay afloat. Your numbers are a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of the entire Who audience. You will never be missed.


2 months ago on Moffat: Who says the Doctor is NOT human?

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@Ollie Walton Harrod Once again, Colin Baker is actually praising the young men, not reviling them for their age. in fact, he specifically says that he believes their Doctors to in their 900's and 1,000's.

2 months, 1 week ago on Colin Baker: Tennant & Smith Brought Female Fans to Doctor Who

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@Mr 11 Um. You do realize that Colin is actually praising Tennant and Smith, right?

2 months, 1 week ago on Colin Baker: Tennant & Smith Brought Female Fans to Doctor Who

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Wait. U.N.I.T. has a dating system. Details, please? :D

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Yes, I’m a Whovian, but I’m one of the nice ones

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2.5 billion children. I can see why The Doctor despised himself for killing all those innocent lives. I understand, completely, why he would take the opportunity to change that outcome. I would do the same thing if I were in his 13 pairs of shoes.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Why Bringing Back Gallifrey is Wrong

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I respectfully disagree with the author's contention.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Why Bringing Back Gallifrey is Wrong

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I may have to join them in the Big Apple.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who World Tour To Promote Series 8

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Happy Birthday, Colin.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Happy Birthday, Colin Baker

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First of all, *Two* Moff's on the same set. How cool would that be? Secondly, Georgia is the daughter of one Doctor and the wife of another. Having her "related" to a third Doctor would be sweet. Actually, when you think of it, Jenny is related to every Doctor, past, present and future. Another reason to bring La Moff back as Jenny. Yo! BBC! Get Da Moff to make that happen, Puhleeeeeze?!? Meanwhile, who remember's Jenny's first words when she exited the pod? :D

3 months ago on Bring Back… Jenny, the Doctor’s Daughter

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If the story is well-written, and the best people are a part of it, Id' love to see a one-off or mini-series of any of the past Doctors and companions. But I wouldn't want to see them produced until Capladi has made his mark as the Doctor.

3 months, 1 week ago on Campbell-Jones Wants McGann Spin-Off

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Thank you, who-fan96, for including Hurt Doctor in your picture. He is my all-time favorite Doctor. Which is saying a lot because they're all incredible in their own right.

3 months, 1 week ago on Weird and Wonderful

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Is that all they got? Really?!? They gotta do better than that. More, please?!

3 months, 1 week ago on Series 8 Confirmed for August, First Teaser Trailer

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Happy Happy, Catherine.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on “Well isn’t that Wizard!” The Many faces of Donna Noble

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Loved the Space and Time Tribute.

4 months ago on Weird and Wonderful

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Agreed, James. Nice work.

4 months ago on A Bad Wolf or Just Plain Bad? Addressing Rose Criticisms

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@JFrance  Agreed. And it was a wonderful opportunity for Bille to remind us of Rose, just by being there, while playing The Moment as Bad Wolf Girl.

4 months, 1 week ago on Piper Up for Rose/Meta-Crisis Ten Spin-Off

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Perhaps Rose/Meta as a one-off for the 55th or 60th anniversary, if the story is good. Personally, I wanna see what The Doctor's Daughter has been up to, lately.

4 months, 1 week ago on Piper Up for Rose/Meta-Crisis Ten Spin-Off

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Happy Birthday, David.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Celebrating David Bradley

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Happy Birthday, David.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Happy Birthday, David Tennant!

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Happy Birthday, Peter. You are required to have many, many more. :)

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Happy Birthday, Peter Capaldi!

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