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2 hours, 12 minutes ago on Capaldi on Coleman Leaving Rumours

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When I grow tired of Jenna's pinchable cheeks, then she has my permission to die.

2 hours, 13 minutes ago on Capaldi on Coleman Leaving Rumours

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@RoastNewt Thank you for catching yourself so I didn't have to be the one to do it. ;)

2 hours, 35 minutes ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Partners in Crime

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Had to reload the page twice just to get this comment in its current configuration.  I pretty much had to bully Livefyre into submission just to make my comment look like this. X(

2 hours, 37 minutes ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Partners in Crime

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In terms of series openers, 'Smith and Jones' is still my favorite, but I enjoy this episode for what it is and for introducing my favorite companion and Doctor/companion dynamic in the show.  It's also the first series opener to properly introduce the series arc, which is also a plus.  My rankings:  

1. Smith and Jones  2. Partners in Crime  3. Rose  4. New Earth 

2 hours, 39 minutes ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Partners in Crime

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If you don't crack a smile even once during this episode, then I'm sorry for whatever happened to you that transformed your soul into the cracked, black husk that it is now.  Because this episode is a screaming riot at its highest points, and at its lowest points it's still a damn fun romp of an episode.  It introduces Donna, my favorite companion as well as a favorite for a significant number of others.  And it's funny that I should say that since initially, in 'The Runaway Bride' I wasn't too sure that I liked Donna that much, as she kinda' just came off as a bit loud and rude in that one.  But 'Partners in Crime' shed a new light on her as a woman with no direction in life and no sense of self worth, but at the same time possessive of a fierce determination and really strong instincts.  She became immediately endearing to me in this episode and I only grew to love her even more as the series went on.  As the article itself says, she is exactly what the Doctor needs, and the Doctor is exactly what she needs.  Donna needs adventure, and the Doctor needs someone to enjoy his adventures with.  They are each other's missing piece.  Sarah Lancashire is great as the cold, austere Miss Foster, who is undoubtedly in my mind the villain of the episode.  The Adipose were victims of circumstance really.  They didn't ask to be born the way they did, and afterward they were ultimately harmless.  So basing a monster rating on them doesn't feel right to me.  Then again, Miss Foster isn't exactly a typical monster either, but she is definitely a good villain; a woman who has a job to do and will get it done, humanity be damned.  This episode also showcases Russell T's gift for tone mixing.  Because even in a lighthearted romp such as this, the Adipose are born is still rather horrific, as demonstrated in the scene where poor Stacie gets all parthenogenesised.  Quite a sad, slightly disturbing scene but it somehow manages to not feel out of place in this episode, and it's the kind of thing that RTD thrived on.  


2 hours, 43 minutes ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Partners in Crime

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@Scootersfood @TheNightmareChild redecorated (You better like it) @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @det_bullock At the end of the day, it is just a TV show.  It's not worth getting too angry about. :)

3 hours, 43 minutes ago on Moffat on Death: “There are dark times ahead”

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@supermoff You're too late.  Someone already brought up that line below. :p

11 hours, 1 minute ago on Moffat on Death: “There are dark times ahead”

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As long as it is not frivolous and so common as to become desensitizing, then a little more death is fine.  Use it to demonstrate the threat of the enemy.  Use it as a realistic, emotional consequence of a story.  Use it to add a sense of danger.  Just don't throw it around willy nilly.  Then I'll be golden.


11 hours, 3 minutes ago on Moffat on Death: “There are dark times ahead”

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@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @TheNightmareChild redecorated (You better like it) @det_bullock People of the world!  Join hands!  

Start an agreement to disagree train!  Disagree train!  Whoo!

11 hours, 25 minutes ago on Moffat on Death: “There are dark times ahead”

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@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @TheNightmareChild redecorated (You better like it) @det_bullock Well, it all comes down to perception at the end of the day.  I'm happy to agree to disagree. :)

11 hours, 27 minutes ago on Moffat on Death: “There are dark times ahead”

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@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @det_bullock I thought it was effective in both cases.  In both of those stories, every civilian death served the purpose of showcasing the threat of the enemy.  In neither case was the death truly pointless.

11 hours, 33 minutes ago on Moffat on Death: “There are dark times ahead”

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@supermoff May I just remark upon how truly peculiar it is to see a happy face at the end of that statement.

11 hours, 46 minutes ago on Moffat on Death: “There are dark times ahead”

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@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @TARDlSkey Let's not start talking about food.  Now all I can think about are grilled onions on a hamburger and I'm hungry. :p

11 hours, 55 minutes ago on Moffat on Death: “There are dark times ahead”

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@Timhogan I have some editing experience.  I could take a stab at it. :)

13 hours, 43 minutes ago on Series 8: 2 Days Teaser

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Hazzah!  The psychic paper makes a comeback!  :D 

13 hours, 54 minutes ago on Series 8: 2 Days Teaser

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@Planet of the Deaf @TheNightmareChild redecorated (You better like it) I don't think the looks are the point.  I think it's more that Clara seems upset that the Doctor looks oldy-moldy now. :p

18 hours, 40 minutes ago on Details on Series 8′s First Four Episodes

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@MrRazza, General Rogue Timelord Identifier @TheNightmareChild redecorated (You better like it) @ahunter8056 Oh wow.  I guess that's what you get for thinking things and then saying them. :p

18 hours, 43 minutes ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: New Earth

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@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @RoastNewt @supermoff  @Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! Whoever he/she is, they get to leave their mark on Doctor Who.  So it's hard to pity them too much. ;)



1 day, 3 hours ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Smith & Jones

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@supermoff RTD gets, I feel, unduly criticized a lot for decisions he made for the show.  But Moffat indisputably gets heaps of unfair personal criticism.  Whatever I might personally think of decisions he's made for the show, I have immense respect for the man, and am right there with his strongest defenders. :)

1 day, 3 hours ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Smith & Jones

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@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! "idiots and critics"  The Moff does not suffer fools lightly.  Fear him!

1 day, 4 hours ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Smith & Jones

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I don't like giving ratings out ten, or any number for that matter.  But since we're ranking our favorites, I would have to list mine as follows: 

1. Smith and Jones.  

2. Rose  

3. New Earth

1 day, 4 hours ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Smith & Jones

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@MrRazza, General Rogue Timelord Identifier @TheNightmareChild redecorated (You better like it) Well, we'll just have to wait and see.  Like I said, it could end up becoming a favorite of mine.  And I'm not even sure that it's so much that I don't like the idea of the "Memory Bank" as much as it's just jarring how much it changes my understanding of the Daleks and how they work.

1 day, 4 hours ago on Details on Series 8′s First Four Episodes

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@MrRazza, General Rogue Timelord Identifier @TheNightmareChild redecorated (You better like it) @ahunter8056 If you don't mind me asking, what on earth did you do to get reported enough times to be on this list?

1 day, 4 hours ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: New Earth

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Will you guys be doing a similar series for finales before long?

1 day, 4 hours ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Smith & Jones

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In my very humble opinion, this episode easily stands toe to toe with 'The Eleventh Hour' in terms of being a strong series opener.  It is beyond a shadow of a doubt one of my favorites.  The pacing is spot on, the story and characters are all remarkably strong.  The Judoon are a great alien race that definitely should make a return at some point.  And Martha Jones, voice of a nightingale: one of, if not the most, underrated New Who companion.  She and Clara are the most capable and together associates that the Doctor has yet had since, arguably, Sarah Jane.  And that is fully on display in this episode: her levelheadedness in the face of alien incursion and being suddenly yanked up to the moon is to be admired, as well as her willingness to be a voice of reason and calm in her somewhat broken family.  It's sad that she did not get a fair shake from fans when she was initially on the show, but I think the years are seeing her in a new light, which I am personally grateful for.  And then there's the plasmavore, who is such a great, understated villain.  The complete cheerfulness with which she endangers everyone at the hospital and sucks them dry is infectious in a very disturbing way.  She could be baking cookies for her grandkids, that's how innocent she's playing this.  Truly a stroke of genius.  And is it even worth it to say that David was brilliant in this?  Because at this point I think that just goes without saying.  

As far as I am concerned, this episode is a masterpiece both as a series opener and as a standalone episode in its own right.  It's one of those episodes that I can just never get tired of watching.

1 day, 4 hours ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Smith & Jones

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Damn.  Clara gets scolded for flirting with the Doctor.  Part of me feels bad for her and another is like "Well... yeah.  What Vastra said."  

Hmmm... I had always assumed that the Daleks were to an extent biologically engineered to be hateful and purist.  Not too sure about this.  I mean, it'll still be a good episode probably.  I'm just not sure yet how I feel about this development.  I might end up loving it before the end.  Will have to see.  

The more I read about 'Listen', the more fascinating it sounds.  This just reaffirmed my anticipation for this episode. :)

1 day, 5 hours ago on Details on Series 8′s First Four Episodes

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@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey Not that Star Trek is a bad thing in itself. :p

1 day, 13 hours ago on Series 8: 3 Days Teaser

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@TARDlSkey Ah well.  You win some, you lose some.  Still a cool trailer anyway. :)

1 day, 14 hours ago on Series 8: 3 Days Teaser

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Well, there goes my (admittedly pretty dumb) theory. :/

1 day, 14 hours ago on Series 8: 3 Days Teaser

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@supermoff To the man who will not wear his underpants on the outside of his trousers!

1 day, 17 hours ago on Happy Birthday, Sylvester McCoy & Sophie Aldred

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I had no idea they had the same birthday!  Amazing!  And a happy, brilliant one to the both of them! :D

1 day, 18 hours ago on Happy Birthday, Sylvester McCoy & Sophie Aldred

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@MeglosProductions "What was the point of the nuns being cats?" That's essentially asking what the point of anything in the show being anything other than human is, don't you think?

2 days ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: New Earth

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@stargazer0118 @TheNightmareChild redecorated (You better like it) @ClaireAbraham  In a way, it maybe adds a tragic layer that the last person to call her beautiful, and thus the only person who truly thought so, was herself.



2 days, 1 hour ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: New Earth

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@stargazer0118 @ClaireAbraham But she was still a horrid individual who was happy to let dozens of other sentient beings get swallowed by a dying sun for money.

2 days, 1 hour ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: New Earth

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@stargazer0118 @sontaran17 I consider RTD's first two Christmas specials sort of land bridges between his series.  Since the end of the previous episode leads into them and, in a subtle way, they also introduce arc elements for the coming series.  

2 days, 1 hour ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: New Earth

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@Gustaff To be honest, it's not like it isn't an easy thing to point out.  TheOncomingSnow was just the first one to do so. :p

2 days, 1 hour ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: New Earth

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@ahunter8056 It got fed up with Livefyre's screwy formatting and proclivity for giving certain comments the "malformed content" middle finger and took off.  It just couldn't deal with the nonsense anymore.  Especially after the wonderful working relationship it had with Disqus.



2 days, 3 hours ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: New Earth

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@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! "Jack forgot about what Martha said over the year."  I think that's an even better explanation than you give it credit for.  Because honestly, I can see Jack brushing that off as a coincidence in the first place.  "Hmmm, that's funny.  I wonder who this Face of Boe person is."

2 days, 4 hours ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: New Earth

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You have aptly described the problem, or at least my problem, with this episode.  As an episode in itself it is okay.  Certainly not terrible.  But as an opener, it is quite underwhelming.  It feels like a filler episode that comes after the series has already started.  I totally agree that 'Tooth and Claw' would've made a great series opener instead.

2 days, 4 hours ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: New Earth

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This trailer is four seconds long.  Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but I seem to recall that the previous trailer was five seconds long?  So, does this mean that each trailer is going to be a second shorter each time?

2 days, 14 hours ago on Series 8: 4 Days Teaser

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@HitchcockWhovian Might be because the 'Spearhead from Space' Autons had slightly more defined facial features and (sort of) eyes.  Kinda' made it almost approach uncanny valley territory.  Also contributing to that is that they moved in a less stiff way which made them seem less robotic than the 'Rose' ones.



2 days, 18 hours ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Rose

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@Jenna Coleslaw @TheNightmareChild sees into your soul! @Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd  @supermoff  @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey I have to admit, that's the most convincing argument I've heard, and I can certainly see things from that perspective.

3 days ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Rose

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@supermoff That whole scene at the restaurant was kinda' weird.  Like, was that plastic Mickey a test model for the Nestene's voice chip model Autons, that still had some glitches that needed ironing out? XD

3 days, 3 hours ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Rose

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@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @TheNightmareChild sees into your soul! @Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd  @supermoff 10/Donna is easily my favorite TARDIS pairing. :)  I guess I see what you mean, but I personally thought it was fine.

3 days, 3 hours ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Rose

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@Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd  @supermoff  @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @TheNightmareChild sees into your soul! I'm honestly not sure what it is about 10/Rose that generates so much annoyance among some people.  I thought they were a lovely pairing personally.

3 days, 3 hours ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Rose

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