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Also, I should say that I am automatically a fan of anyone who is a fan of Voyage of the Damned. :D

20 hours, 49 minutes ago on Doctor Who: Fifty-One Favourites (Part 1)

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A great introduction to what I'm sure will be an incredibly entertaining series.  And I appreciate you not listing them in any particular order.  Because for one thing, as firm as opinions can be within the fan base sometimes, this should certainly cut back on the flame wars and troll baiting.  And for another, just ranking New Who episodes by favorite is daunting enough for me.  I couldn't imagine looking through all fifty-one years and doing that, or even just focusing on the classics.  

I'm also woefully behind in my classic viewing.  I've seen bits and pieces from every Doctor, but I am nowhere near a completionist level yet.  So this series will be good for providing me some suggestions on what stories to watch so that I can at least finally make a dent. :D

22 hours, 7 minutes ago on Doctor Who: Fifty-One Favourites (Part 1)

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An Unearthly Child was a marvel of television in the sixties and it still stands as one of the best episodes the show ever produced.  It's just a shame that the following three episodes didn't live up to its level of quality and was essentially just our character bumbling around pointlessly with cavemen for over an hour. 

22 hours, 33 minutes ago on Doctor Who: Fifty-One Favourites (Part 1)

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@MrRazza, Lord Tony of Blackburn I don't think two David Tennants is necessarily even taking it too far.  The Metacrisis was certainly fanciful, but I don't think that's a bad thing.  And hey, it sure as hell wasn't predictable.  Unlike some things I could name but I'm not going to because I've complained enough about River Song as it i... oh bugger.  

Well anyway, no I never had a problem with Meta-Ten or Doctor Donna.  And I've come to accept the way that the guest appearances and Rose's ending were handled in this episode.  Even though I think it could've been a truly great and moving story if those things had been handled differently, I can sit back and enjoy the episode as it is for what it is.  

Also, since you brought up the Shadow Proclamation, one other thing I would've liked is if it had been a little more populated.  I'm sure budgetary and time concerns played a part in it, but it still would've been nice to see it populated by more than just Judoon and those albino ladies.  Small complaint, but there it is.



1 day, 20 hours ago on New Who Finale Face-Off: Your Top 8

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@Oodkind @TheOncomingHurricane @TheNightmareChild One fan theory that I really like is that the Ood will eventually take the Time Lord mantle after the Time Lords proper have faded away or destroyed themselves for good.  It might be too early to introduce something like that, but it might be fun to start teasing. :)

1 day, 21 hours ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond

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@Antee991166 @supermoff And then Turn Left followed it up with pure, existential misery.

1 day, 23 hours ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond

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@supermoff @Antee991166 Oh come on.  Midnight  still doesn't even scrape a 9 by you? :P

1 day, 23 hours ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond

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@TheOncomingHurricane @TheNightmareChild Well of course, but I don't have a particular idea of my own.  I just like the characters and would like to see them brought back in some capacity.  Maybe revisit the planet at some point.

1 day, 23 hours ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond

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@TheOncomingHurricane @TheNightmareChild Something other than that, presumably.

1 day, 23 hours ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond

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Speaking of the Ood, does anybody else feel like they're overdue for another full length appearance?  I really do miss the psychic squid faces.

1 day, 23 hours ago on Writers to Bring Back for Series 9 & Beyond

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@LGwalchmai95 @SANTA-ran17 It is a bit hypocritical isn't it?  But that's the nature of the beast.  We'll be more instinctively inclined to clamor towards those with whom we have a strong agreement whether or not they articulate their position or not.  But to be even more fairer, it's not like people who flatly say "I LIKE THIS THING!" always get away with it from people who disagree with them either.  Go through past articles on this site, track down any comment that says "I LOVE THE STOLEN EARTH/JOURNEY'S END!" and see if it doesn't have a bevy of people responding with WWWHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYyyyyyyyy???!!!"

2 days ago on New Who Finale Face-Off: Your Top 8

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@jamesanash101 Ultimately, what's more important is that the Cybermen were brought back and were given a good foundation on which future writers can use them.  Personally, I think a balls-out war between Daleks and Cybermen would be too, shall we say, fan wanky of a prospect anyway.

2 days ago on New Who Finale Face-Off: Your Top 8

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@SANTA-ran17 A lot of them couldn't just say that they hated Clara, and felt a need to justify it by making up some larger problem with the show that doesn't make any sense.

2 days ago on New Who Finale Face-Off: Your Top 8

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@SANTA-ran17 sontaran, is that you?  Blimey, I didn't recognize you at all through the beard! XD

2 days ago on New Who Finale Face-Off: Your Top 8

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@Chris502 @Ivegotkidneys The thing about these results is that we're only seeing what people voted as their absolute favorite.  If we somehow could've voted on our second favorite out of all of these, the arrangement would probably be quite different.

2 days, 1 hour ago on New Who Finale Face-Off: Your Top 8

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@Clara Bosswald Personally, I haven't hated any of the finales to justify a "Kill it with Fire" category.  My list would be constructed like this.  

You underappreciated gem  

1. Utopia/The Sound of Drums/The Last of the Time Lords  

You substantially great beauties  

2. Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways 

3. The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang  

Good 

4. Army of Ghosts/Doomsday 

5. The Name of the Doctor  

I understand why some hate you, but I love you anyway 

6. Dark Water/Death in Heaven 

7. The Stolen Earth/Journey's End 

I guess I understand why some love you, but you're just not my cup of tea 

8. The Wedding of River Song

2 days, 1 hour ago on New Who Finale Face-Off: Your Top 8

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@Adric the Genius Pandorica was great.  Big Bang was good, but it was hampered somewhat by its tone for me; I didn't feel the level of threat at all in the sort of rompy atmosphere that it created.  I also have some questions about the plot, mostly involving just how the hell the cracks are supposed to work.  And also why the alliance would care about keeping the Doctor alive inside the Pandorica?  I mean, keeping him alive in that thing doesn't guarantee but certainly invites the possibility of him escaping at some point.  Why did they build a lifeline in that thing?  Why wouldn't they just close him in and let him rot in there?

2 days, 1 hour ago on New Who Finale Face-Off: Your Top 8

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@Baker Street @Ivegotkidneys   Have they lost their minds? 

Can they see or are they blind? 

Can they tell at all, 

Those bright colors do appall?



2 days, 1 hour ago on New Who Finale Face-Off: Your Top 8

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@Ivegotkidneys In that case, I wouldn't mind seeing those Daleks get their fat, lumbering asses blown up by the Cybermen. >:D

2 days, 1 hour ago on New Who Finale Face-Off: Your Top 8

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Oh, my beloved series 3 finale.  No matter how many times I see it, I can't help but be slightly depressed to see you so low on lists like this.  One of these days, people will learn to look past their petty niggles and see you for the masterpiece you truly are.

2 days, 1 hour ago on New Who Finale Face-Off: Your Top 8

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@Baker Street I'm not too bothered by the Cyberman thing.  I mean, no matter how you slice it, the Cybermen have always played second fiddle to the Daleks somewhat.  I feel like this was the most logical outcome.

2 days, 2 hours ago on New Who Finale Face-Off: Your Top 8

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Wow!  Series 4 took the number two spot, huh?  Now, that does surprise me! O_O

2 days, 2 hours ago on New Who Finale Face-Off: Your Top 8

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This sounds good.  This sounds more like my kind of Christmas special.  I am eagerly looking forward to this. :)

2 days, 3 hours ago on Last Christmas: Short Synopsis

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@MrRazza, Lord Tony of Blackburn I'm not too worried.  I think at worst it will be quite a dark special, different from all the ones that came before it, right before it has an unbearably sappy ending. :P

2 days, 3 hours ago on “Last Christmas” Promo Art

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@supermoff @#SaveConstantine They could be saving that for Capaldi's regeneration episode.

2 days, 18 hours ago on “Last Christmas” Promo Art

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What is it about that outfit and that pose on Capalid that reminds me of Captain Jack?

2 days, 19 hours ago on “Last Christmas” Promo Art

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Does this mean they're done with Christmas specials after this? :(

2 days, 21 hours ago on “Last Christmas” Promo Art

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Based on the specific criteria given in the question of the poll, the only correct answer is Eccleston.  My fan experience started with his portrayal and kept it going through his short but sensational run.

3 days, 23 hours ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?

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@Shane Michaels @TheNightmareChild I didn't think it was all terrible.  It had its moments, but overall it was irritating.  I mean, even without the kindergarten level moralizing running through the thing, the story itself is pretty average.

4 days, 23 hours ago on Jenny: A Future Companion

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@Shane Michaels @TheNightmareChild From what I've seen, the fan base generally regards The Doctor's Daughter as just slightly better than Fear Her.

5 days, 1 hour ago on Jenny: A Future Companion

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Maybe a guest appearance could work, but as a full fledged companion... eeeh, I'm a little more skeptical.  For one thing, she first appeared in what is widely regarded as one of the worst episodes of the new show; I doubt longtime viewers will want a reminder of that hanging around all the time.  For another, I doubt casual viewers will even remember her, so making an event out of that would be slightly pointless.  Plus, Jenny struck me in her brief first appearance as someone with an independent spirit, and I don't know if it would be fitting for her to be tied down to her father's TARDIS.

5 days, 1 hour ago on Jenny: A Future Companion

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@YaelMoise @DaftDalek is Robocop, the original one As someone who lightly skimmed it last night (would've read it in full, but it was getting late and I was tired), I think you are really going somewhere with it, and I eagerly look forward to seeing the article. :)

5 days, 2 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master

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@MrRazza, Lord Tony of Blackburn "Actually, Dr Moffat, I think I'm suffering from irritable fandom syndrome as well."  [After a long and embarrassing examination, Dr. Moffat said to the show "Well, blimey.  It would appear you were right.  One of the worst cases I've ever seen.  And I'm afraid the only thing to do to alleviate your symptoms is to stick with safe and boring choices for plots and characters."]



5 days, 16 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master

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I wasn't particularly crazy about the way her reveal was handled either.  As for everything else, I would say that it might be prudent of you to wait until later to let your opinion fall so firmly and so hard.  I think it's obvious based on the ending of Death in Heaven that there is yet more stuff in the works in terms of her development-that whole episode felt to me like it was setting up or at least laying the first block down for something far bigger.  The fact that Missy is confirmed to be making a comeback also confirms this.  Give Missy a chance to convince you.  She's not done yet.

6 days ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master

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I might actually be able to buy this soon.  It sounds like I could very tidily distract myself with all of the different features on top of just the episodes.  Which is great. :D

6 days, 2 hours ago on The Complete Eighth Series Box Set Review

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@PaddyB Although in this case, the Doctor and Clara don't look too distressed.  The Doctor seems to be saying "Look at that thing over there, Clara!", and Clara looks like "I'm slightly more concerned about that over there."

6 days, 2 hours ago on The Complete Eighth Series Box Set Review

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Speaking for myself, Series 8 was great and I am way more enthusiastic about the show now than I have been for a while.  Not that the previous few years have been bad, per se.  As the article so astutely and eloquently put it, it just wasn't as much to my overall taste; at least until series 7 anyway.  One of the main things I love about this past series was that grounding quality that I felt was missing from the Matt Smith years.  While the more whimsical and fantastical tone of that time certainly had its charms, it took me out of the overall experience somewhat because it felt like it was taking place in a fairy tale universe that I found it hard to completely invest in.  And while it would be an effort in futility and, frankly, madness to try to defend Doctor Who as realistic scientifically or otherwise, Series 8, and indeed 1 through 4 felt more grounded; more tangible.  I feel like series 8 actually combines the best qualities of Steven Moffat with the best qualities of the RTD era; respectively more imaginative high concept sci-fi, with well rounded and relatable character interactions.  In short, I liked this series and I like this Doctor. :)



6 days, 23 hours ago on With a Doctor this Dark, Who Needs Enemies?

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@supermoff @TheNightmareChild @Planet of the Deaf You're right.  That was a bit of a misste... uh, that was a silly thing for me to do....

6 days, 23 hours ago on With a Doctor this Dark, Who Needs Enemies?

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@Planet of the Deaf @TheNightmareChild @supermoff Oh dear.  This whole thread is such a Miss-hap isn't it?

6 days, 23 hours ago on With a Doctor this Dark, Who Needs Enemies?

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@supermoff Funny how people can never seem to avoid that particular adjective when the Master comes up. ;-)

6 days, 23 hours ago on With a Doctor this Dark, Who Needs Enemies?

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@The Lazy Cat's Soufflé Was too Beautiful to Live Oh, Chr*st in a hammock.  Now I can't stop thinking about Michelle Gomez in Delgado's magnificent beard.....

1 week ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)

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@Antee991166 @The Lazy Cat's Soufflé Was too Beautiful to Live I like Delgado's beard.  I find it just a bit more distinguished.

1 week ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)

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You know what?  Just to be different and f*ck with some heads, I'm votin' for Roberts. :P

1 week ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)

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@TheOncomingHurricane @stargazer0118 @NotsoSmartguy  @TheIdleIdol I think it was a confluence of factors, personally.  I think the lingering weight of the Time War, the recent trauma and fatigue of the Trenzalore conflict, and the stress of knowing that Gallifrey is out there and the inner conflict of whether or not he even wants to find and free them combined to create Twelve in some way.

1 week ago on Capaldi Didn’t Want Twelve to Be Likeable

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@DaftDalek is Robocop, the original one @NotsoSmartguy  @TheNightmareChild @stargazer0118 @TheIdleIdol Precisely.  That was one of the horrific things about the Time War.  Time itself was used as a weapon, and it caused irreparable damage to the universe.

1 week ago on Capaldi Didn’t Want Twelve to Be Likeable

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@NotsoSmartguy  @TheNightmareChild @stargazer0118 @TheIdleIdol Granted the continuity is a bit sketchy, but if I remember correctly the Doctor himself fought in the Time War for about four-hundred years.  How long the Time War was going on before that, I'm not sure of.

1 week ago on Capaldi Didn’t Want Twelve to Be Likeable

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