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@Switcharoo I propose, from this point forward, that all Doctor Who fans just start calling the show Clocks go Boo.  And don't explain it to anyone, don't let anyone in on it.  Just call it that and talk about it otherwise as normal as if that's just the name of the show now.  Just to screw with some heads and see how society at large handles it.

15 hours, 24 minutes ago on Your Verdict on Time Heist & Episode Ranking

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Wow.  Not factoring in 'The Caretaker' those are my exact placings for this series' episodes.  God, my opinion is so... average. :/

15 hours, 29 minutes ago on Your Verdict on Time Heist & Episode Ranking

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@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! I feel like they could've at least tried to squeeze that scene in somewhere in 'Manhattan'.  It didn't even have to be the whole scene.  It could've been during Amy's epilogue.  Brian could've gotten the note and read it, and they'd only have to show the part of the note that says "grandson" and the scene would've communicated effectively and given that closure that was dearly missing from that episode.

16 hours, 26 minutes ago on Remembering the Ponds – 2 Years On

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Out of all of these scenes, the Promised Land scene sticks out to me as the most surprising and the most intriguing, and that goes a long way towards making it my stand-out moment.

1 day, 14 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From The Caretaker

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Maybe I'm wrong, but I feel like in the coming weeks, Clara is going to be pushed so far that even her tightly controlled nature will give way to strong emotional turmoil and she won't be able to help but talk to Danny about it.  

If I can say anything at all negative about Danny Pink's character in this episode, I would say that he really took the revelation of the Doctor in stride.  I mean, yeah he has a slight inferiority complex surrounding the Doctor and Clara's relationship, but it took him no time at all to wrap his head around murderous alien robots, and "bigger on the inside" and all of that.  Even after almost getting murdered by one.  Then again, maybe it will be revealed in coming episodes that Danny has some small amount of experience in extra-terrestrial affairs that allow him to be so level headed about it.  I don't know.


1 day, 15 hours ago on The Caretaker Review

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It will be interesting to see how the tone of these changes with the later episodes which are said to be much darker than what we've been seeing lately.

2 days, 11 hours ago on Doctor Who Extra: The Caretaker

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inb4 "uugh, the narrator is awful and should have his face blown off by the skovax blister".

2 days, 11 hours ago on Doctor Who Extra: The Caretaker

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@supermoff will kill the moon! @JoehWh0 Seriously, I didn't even realize that he was the automated announcer in 'Time Heist' until it was pointed out to me.  That was probably the most disappointing part of that episode.

2 days, 11 hours ago on Doctor Who Extra: The Caretaker

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I'm having flashbacks of a certain ending scene in a certain Children of Earth, and it's making me a little worried for Courtney.

2 days, 11 hours ago on Next Time: Kill The Moon

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In order from best to... not best:

1. Listen  

2. Deep Breath  

3. The Caretaker  

4. Into the Dalek  

5. Time Heist  

6. Robot of Sherwood

2 days, 13 hours ago on Rate & Discuss The Caretaker

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Just got finished watching it.  And, while this might not be saying much, this is definitely my favorite Gareth Roberts episode.  I felt like this episode did a much better job of balancing the character drama with the sci-fi elements than some of his previous work and it added up to a much more satisfying whole for me in this case.  The Skovox Blitzer was surprisingly more intimidating than initial appearances, which is good as I was slightly worried that it would drag the episode down somewhat.  Although, for being one of the deadliest killers in the universe, it has shockingly bad aim. :p  The DWTV review mentioned how the Doctor's dismissal of Danny was over the top, and yeah, I have to say I agree.  It was downright uncomfortable to watch much of the time.  However, I am going to reserve judgment on that until later in the series when we see where it's all going.  

Overall, a very enjoyable episode. 

2 days, 13 hours ago on Rate & Discuss The Caretaker

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@TardisBoy My basic strategy as well. :)

3 days, 4 hours ago on The Caretaker – 12 Hints & Teasers

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#12.  I'm having a hard time distinguishing which letters are bolded from which letters aren't and it's making me cross. DX

3 days, 4 hours ago on The Caretaker – 12 Hints & Teasers

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@thomasjaffray YMMV

3 days, 10 hours ago on Kill The Moon Clip

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@supermoff is your new lodger- I mean, caretaker. I'm probably just having a brain fart right now, but what scene are you talking about?

4 days, 5 hours ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Synopsis

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@Clara Laurinda @ Notsosmartguy The new Caretaker. Doctor: "Do you have any Delta 3s?"  

Mummy: "Go space fish."

4 days, 5 hours ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Synopsis

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Mother of mercy, it doesn't sound like there is a couch big enough to hide you from this story!

4 days, 5 hours ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Synopsis

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You know the Doctor means business when he's defending himself with a broom with bristles made from his own eyebrow hair.  That's illegal in some galaxies.

4 days, 15 hours ago on The Caretaker Clip & Video Introduction

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@Switcharoo @TheNightmareChild wants a Skovox martini Okay, I've come up with one that I can live with:  

The Mighty Thomp and the Bonobo's Banana Boondoggle.  

Thematically, it's along the same lines as yours, but mine has triple alliteration.  That's gotta count for something, right?

5 days, 15 hours ago on Face-Off: The Thompson Episodes

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@Switcharoo @TheNightmareChild wants a Skovox martini I've been spending an inordinate amount of time trying to come up with a title to match that.  But every time I get as far as the alliteration and struggle to come up with some kind of innuendo that doesn't sound forced or more creepy than funny to me.  I wish I had your confidence. :)

5 days, 15 hours ago on Face-Off: The Thompson Episodes

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@Switcharoo Initially, I read "Thomp" with the voiceless dental fricative rather than a T sound.  And I found myself wondering where you came up with "The Mighty Thomp", which sounds like a children's book character, or a children's book parody character.  XD



5 days, 16 hours ago on Face-Off: The Thompson Episodes

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Something very, very subjective deep down inside of me made me vote for JTTCOTT over 'Time Heist'.  But in all honesty, I enjoyed them both pretty much equally.

5 days, 17 hours ago on Face-Off: The Thompson Episodes

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@Angie Whodini just bought a star system Let me see if i understand your reasoning: you're purely interested in cutting down on the ad hominem attack.  In other words, you don't have a problem with somebody saying that Moffat's writing is sexist if they're inclined to believe that and then attempting to justify the argument.  You just don't want to see anymore of the "Moffat is the worst writer ever/He's a sexist/misogynist/" type comments.  If that is the case then... okay.  Yeah, I can actually see some value in that.  :)



6 days, 10 hours ago on Time Heist Review

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@ Notsosmartguy The new Caretaker. I thought 'Journey to the Center of the TARDIS' was great fun.  It definitely wasn't a masterpiece, but I like watching it.  'The Curse of the Black Spot' on the other hand... I dunno, I just found that one incredibly dull for some reason.

6 days, 16 hours ago on Time Heist Review

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@Polyphase @TheNightmareChild wants a Skovox martini Yeah, but I mean more or less this type of article, where someone talks about this episode specifically and why they love it.

6 days, 16 hours ago on Why I Love… Closing Time

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I found this episode more re-watchable than 'Robot of Sherwood'.  I feel like, to a certain extent, I had the opposite problem overall with this episode to what I had with 'Sherwood': in 'Sherwood', the characters were the most interesting parts, but the actual sci-fi plot was so done and so boring that I could not make myself care at all.  In this episode, the Who-y twist on the Bank Heist was a cracking good watch, but I really wasn't that attached to our side characters, and yes Clara was a smidge underwritten and underutilized here.  I think what makes this episode more enjoyable for me than 'Sherwood' is that in 'Sherwood' the boring sci-fi plot eventually takes over and the comedic interactions between the characters, which is undoubtedly its strength, gets sidelined for a large part of the episode.  Whereas 'Time Heist' at least always has interesting things going on in the plot, which is definitely its strength over the characters.

6 days, 16 hours ago on Time Heist Review

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@Angie Whodini just bought a star system Well, then people will just get around it by saying "Moffat has a problem with women" or the like.  It won't end the arguments, it'll just change the way people bring them up.

6 days, 16 hours ago on Time Heist Review

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Didn't we already do this a while ago?

6 days, 16 hours ago on Why I Love… Closing Time

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Also, now that I have the opportunity, I just need to get this out: while I do love 'The Parting of the Ways' and think it is a great episode, if there was ever a moment where I could sympathize with the claims that the show had become "soapy", it would be the moment when the Doctor takes the Time Vortex out of Rose's head.  The way the music swells up, the way Billie and Chris are delivering their lines, and then... just as the music is hitting a crescendo, Chris says it.  That line.  "I think you need a Doctor".  It's the corniest cornball moment the show has ever produced, and every time I watch it, I can't help but chuckle heartily.

1 week ago on Celebrating “The Highlander” and “The Bad Wolf”

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Happy Birthday to one of the most celebrated, and one of the most divisive companions in the whole show!  Whatever anyone might think of them, the show would not be the same were it not for them!  

A toast!  Blitzer bot! (snaps fingers)

1 week ago on Celebrating “The Highlander” and “The Bad Wolf”

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@PaddyB They kinda' look slug-like to me.  Maybe they mate like land snails???  

www(dot)youtube(dot)com/watch?v=VTV23B5gBsQ

1 week, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist

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@sontaran17 @TheNightmareChild wants a Skovox martini That's interesting.  Like I said, I was just curious.  However you guys arrange things is fine as these articles are always a fun read, whether or not I agree with you 100% on everything. :D

1 week, 1 day ago on 12 Great Moments From Time Heist

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Since everybody's doing it and I'm such a self-conscious little bugger who just wants to fit in, my rankings for this season so far:  

In order from best to worst (more like best to "eh, it was a'ight")  

1. Listen  

2. Deep Breath

3. Into the Dalek 

4.Time Heist 

5. Robot of Sherwood

1 week, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist

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By the way, maybe I've been reading these wrong, but I was always under the impression that these lists were always arranged in no particular order.  But there are some commenters who seem to be under the impression that, in fact, you are ranking these moments from Great to Greatest.  Just out of curiosity, who is right?



1 week, 1 day ago on 12 Great Moments From Time Heist

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@MrRazza, Latest Result: Mr Pink is Human If we had had a whole first part to grow attached to them, and then a second part mostly without them before the reveal, that moment could've been great.  As it is though, the moment made me elevate my own, meager eyebrows very slightly.

1 week, 1 day ago on 12 Great Moments From Time Heist

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The memory wipe at the very beginning was the best scene in the episode.  It was the only twist in the entire episode that I actually didn't see coming and/or wasn't slightly underwhelmed by.  It was a truly exciting moment with so much promise.  The episode that followed was sadly kind of a flatline for me.  But it was a flatline that held steady on mostly enjoyable.

1 week, 1 day ago on 12 Great Moments From Time Heist

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@The Taker With respect, that is a mighty big nutshell. ;)

1 week, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist

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Don't get the visceral reaction I've been seeing to the narrator.  Okay, he doesn't sound that professional, and the jokes are a bit corny, but my word: the level of negativity.  It's practically all anyone's talking about in the comment section.

1 week, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Extra: Time Heist

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@YaelMoise As a possible answer to your Stolen Earth question, perhaps the Doctor was towing the earth through time as well as space and he got it back to its spot before the moon could fly off(????????????????????????????)

1 week, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist

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I thought it was good-ish.  I liked it more than I liked 'Robot', but it's not outstanding.  Some other, very smart people below have already mentioned how one only cares for our side characters really superficially at best without any really strong attachment to them, and I have to say I agree.  In fact, I have to say that I felt very similarly about the conclusion.  I don't think it was as moving as they intended, and I'm not sure what to pin it on-perhaps the fact that it felt really rushed.  This episode really felt like it could have used at least another ten minutes.  Or hell, think how far they could've carried this premise with a two-parter.  Regardless, I was supposed to feel really moved by the reuniting of the Tellers at the end, but all I can bring myself to say is "meh".  But the actual plot itself was really fun, the Doctor and Clara were the Doctor and Clara, I really liked Miss Delphox, and the design of the Teller was spectacular.  Arguably the single best alien design the show has ever had, especially impressive since the effect was largely accomplished through practical means.  

In conclusion, this episode just barely escaped okay status.  But I wasn't horribly disappointed, and I managed to have some fun watching it.

1 week, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist

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@sontaran17 @TheNightmareChild Well I mean every episode since then as well.  Unless I'm remembering incorrectly, which is certainly a possibility.

1 week, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist

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I said something a while ago about the Skovox Blitzer sounding like some kind of alcoholic space beverage à la the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.  Well, the actual robot looks like it dispenses said beverage out of its big belly.

1 week, 2 days ago on Next Time: The Caretaker

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@MrRazza, Latest Result: Mr Pink is Human Yeah, now that you mention it: I couldn't hear what was going on all the time while I was watching 'cause I had people over tonight, and I could have sworn that shapeshifter girl teleported away until someone else told me otherwise.

1 week, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist

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Also, I can't decide if it means anything that this article doesn't already have at least 900 comments by this point.  As I recall, the one on 'Deep Breath' already had well over a thousand this time a few weeks ago.

1 week, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist

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I had some chatty Kathies/Chets in my house tonight.  So I didn't catch all of it.  What I did catch, though, I liked.  Will have to catch it a second time to get a full opinion.

1 week, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist

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@Huknar That actually sounds exciting! :D

1 week, 2 days ago on Making Sense of Listen’s Gallifreyan Gallivant

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@RichardElliot I wasn't being that serious, but I probably could've indicated that better with an emoticon. :P

1 week, 2 days ago on Thoughts on Listen’s “Monster”

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Not sure if this is an article about 'Listen', or a fervent ghost hunter trying to make a case.

1 week, 2 days ago on Thoughts on Listen’s “Monster”

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@GiselaT @TheNightmareChild Well that's great.  I'm happy to hear that you still get that same thrill from the episode.  I hope I didn't come off as patronizing when I used the term "kiddies".  It was not my intention.  I didn't use that term to make a judgment on anyone who likes either episode, more just as a means to compare the particular goals and direction that each episode was attempting with their stories and why 'Listen' speaks to me more deeply than 'Blink' does.

1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen

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