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Happy birthday Doctor Who!


It's been 51 years and we've had everything: Killing pepper pots, impossible girls & boys, carrot juice, plot holes, deus ex machinas, the mind probe, Katy Manning's underwear, wigs, cardboard spaceships, bow ties, kisses, the Myrka, puppet dinosaurs, farting aliens, Eric Roberts, French catchphrases, tallking potatoes, celery, scarves, venusian aikido, attacking eyebrows...

From 1963 to eternity for even more!



3 hours, 48 minutes ago on Doctor Who’s 51st Anniversary

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@Baker Street EYEBROWS!

13 hours, 36 minutes ago on Doctor Who’s 51st Anniversary

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So, it's one year since I watched The Day Of The Doctor... Feels just like it was yesterday... who nose, maybe it actually was! :P

13 hours, 44 minutes ago on Doctor Who’s 51st Anniversary

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@not764 @DaftDalek is Robocop, the original one William Hartnell's change was from what I know necessary, because he was ill and couldn't go on being the Doctor. I'd be interested in knowing what your source and where you find that piece of information. Now, let's see, where exactly did I suggest that Doctor Who should quit changes? I just said that a gender change could be fatal to Doctor Who, because of how huge the show is right now. And if it's cancelled again, don't expect a second revival... Finally, if you think a gender change is just change of reproductive organs, then you are wrong, plain wrong...

21 hours, 58 minutes ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master

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@YaelMoise All those comments should be an article. Great!

1 day, 4 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master

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@not764 @DaftDalek is Robocop, the original one After all these years, we can easily conclude that people have accepted and embraced the concept of regeneration. The thing is that Doctor Who back then was just another TV show, now it's much more than that and a gender change, which is my opinion is a more radical and controversial change, would have tremendous consequences. And after all, William Hartnell's change came as necessity, a gender change apparently not.

1 day, 4 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master

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I see comments of the type "Gender change seems weird to humans, but not to Time Lords" etc. But everyone seems to forget that Doctor Who's main audience isn't Time Lords, but humans (as far as I know, at least) and that means that their opinion matters the most and not a fictional race's perception of a certain concept.

1 day, 14 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master

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@91 Queen of Evil But gender, race, nationality, sexual orientation, age etc. aren't the same thing. Each affects differently the character of the Doctor (or anyone else)

1 day, 14 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master

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@ElyotWren Regarding your number 5 point, I don't think this is what matters the most. The Doctor is male in public consciousness and taking into account that Doctor Who is more than just a TV show after all these years, I frankly think that such a radical change would harm the show.

1 day, 15 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master

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While I disagree with you, John on how good a Master Michelle Gomez is (I really like her), I wholeheartedly agree with you on how Missy seems like a test for a female Doctor and I dread  the possibility of this happening, too. Just because it worked with the Master, it doesn't mean it will work with the Doctor. After all, the Master is a secondary character and the show can easily survive without him. What's more, I really consider choosing a female Doctor as an utterly unnecessary move. I mean... why? Just why? I honestly can't understand why. It just seems unreasonable to me. Putting the show in high danger, because... eh why?

1 day, 15 hours ago on Unpopular Opinion: Missy the Master

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I voted for Delgado, because he's the only one I've seen, he's very good and his full name is huge!

2 days, 20 hours ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)

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@NotsoSmartguy  @TheNightmareChild @stargazer0118 @TheIdleIdol I don't think we can actually count how much the Time War lasted, because it happened in different time periods and time was pretty messed up then. Actually time doesn't matter in that case. It's more about the consequences.

2 days, 22 hours ago on Capaldi Didn’t Want Twelve to Be Likeable

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It's weird, because his unlikable-ness (or whatever) made me like him, if that makes any sense.

3 days, 2 hours ago on Capaldi Didn’t Want Twelve to Be Likeable

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Happy birthday to the one (well one of those) who started it all! He and Jacqueline Hill totally set the bar high for future companions!

4 days, 1 hour ago on Happy Birthday, William Russell

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Peter, if you regenerate any time soon, you should know: I'm gonna regenerate you back. And that's a promise.

4 days, 1 hour ago on Capaldi Doesn’t Plan to Regenerate “For a While”

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@Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen Wow, your favourite line from TPO/TBB is the only bit I don't like in this story.

4 days, 1 hour ago on Finale Face-Off (Series 1-8)

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My vote goes to the magnificent Pandorica two-parter with (the also magnificent) Parting Of The Ways coming second. After that my list goes: Doomsday, Sound Of Drums, Name, Dark Water, Stolen Earth, Wedding

4 days, 1 hour ago on Finale Face-Off (Series 1-8)

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Kidding of course . Happy birthday!

5 days ago on Happy Birthday, Steven Moffat!

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He's so pretentious he even has birthday. Destroying Doctor Who wasn't enough for him...

5 days ago on Happy Birthday, Steven Moffat!

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@Ian Chatterton Totally agree on The War Games and Inferno (I didn't know I could like so much a classic Who story), but The Twin Dilemma over Doomsday and TSE/JE? Really?

5 days, 1 hour ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 8

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Very good finale. Dark Water was superb. Sadly, Death In Heaven (with its own moments of greatness) just didn't live up to the awesomeness of its set-up. I loved the dark themes, Missy, the plane scene among other stuff. Nevertheless, I can't say I have warmed to the resolution or Missy's plan. Both a bit bizarre. Can't fully like them. 9/10

5 days, 1 hour ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 8

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1. Deep Breath (10/10) 2. Listen (10/10) 3. Kill The Moon (10/10) 4. Flatline (9/10) 5. Dark Water/Death In Heaven 9/10 6. The Caretaker 8/10 7. Mummy On The Orient Express (8/10) 8. Robot Of Sherwood (8/10) 9. Time Heist (7/10) 10. Into The Dalek (7/10) 11. In The Forest Of The Night (6/10) (note: Deep Breath ranks over Listen and KTM, because those 2 eps owed a lot to twists etc. and I believe they don't have the same impact in a second viewing)

5 days, 1 hour ago on Doctor Who TV Readers’ Final Series 8 Episode Ranking

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Sorry, Peter. I really like the TARDIS now. I like Jules Verne; a lot.

5 days, 1 hour ago on Capaldi Hoping for New TARDIS

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Great episode! Easily the best of the relatively weak Series 7. FANTASTIC opening scene, brilliant soundtrack, nice twists, nice tone. You have seriously underrated it.

5 days, 1 hour ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 7

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@supermoff  @The Lazy Cat's Soufflé Was too Beautiful to Live Talking about Murray Gold masterpieces four words: To Save The Doctor. The chills!

6 days, 20 hours ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 7

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Well, I didn't expect that. It deserves at least to be over Wedding!

6 days, 20 hours ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 7

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@NotsoSmartguy is trapped in the Spiderverse @DaftDalek is Robocop, the original one It was clever, but it was obvious. I'm not saying it didn't work in plot terms, but it was the definition of anti-climatic.

1 week ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 6

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"Disappointment", "underwhelming", "anticlimatic"... Those are words that come to mind watching this episode. It begins as something deliciously surrealistic, but as it continues, it just doesn't provoke any emotions, it's dry, it feels like it's here just to tie up arcs, it doesn't have half the intensity other finales do. And the obvious "twist" doesn't help either. At the end I was: "Ok, so what?" It had its moments, but it didn't feel special and that's why it isn't a particularly good finale.

1 week ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 6

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I'll be honest. Daleks is essentially what got me in Doctor Who. My first episode was Dalek and when I finished watching it, I was hooked. I knew this was the show for me. Then I saw the next time trailer for Bad Wolf. Oh, the happiness... the Daleks are back! And then we had the trailer for Army Of Ghosts... and the story goes on... I never found the Daleks scary, not even as a 9 year old who almost died out of terror in The Empty Child... But they were awesome, ridiculously awesome. They became a major part of my childhood, no matter how far-fetched this sounds. I'm sure that I would have loved Victory Of The Daleks as a 10 year old, even though I now loathe it. However, not only children watch our beloved show. People who aren't impressed only by pew-pew and "Exterminate"s can easily understand that Daleks are tired. A lot. "Into The Dalek" was another disappointment where Daleks' extermination scenes look really sketchy, more like showing off the lazers and the "booms" than an indication of cruelness. I'm sure such stuff appeal to children, but if this continues, I'm sure Daleks will start losing their power (in the context of the show, at least). Their reputation as a pop culture icon will stand, not as ruthless killers. That's why they need a rest, until someone comes up with a Dalek story that's effective, has some consequences and isn't just a case of a tribute. The show survived without the Daleks in the Classic Series for many years, so I don't see any trouble if they stop appearing for a while.


1 week ago on Moffat: Daleks Are Not A Contractual Obligation

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My favourite finale! Both episodes work perfectly and complete each other. TPO/TBB has the record for the highest number of awesome moments in just one story (for me at least). The whole story is full of awesomeness, coolness and timey-wimey-ness. It doesn't explore dark themes or anything, but it is ridiculously fun. It's easily Moffat's best story and best Eleven story, too. I was blown away by it the first time I watched it, I still am and I am sure I will be for [insert big number here] years.

1 week, 1 day ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 5

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This is the weirdest piece of Doctor Who I've seen for a long time. And that says something.

1 week, 1 day ago on 2014 Christmas Special: Children in Need Clip

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He's 55? And people were complaining about Peter, who's just 1 year older... Anyway, happy birthday, Paul!

1 week, 2 days ago on Happy Birthday, Paul McGann

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They are all awesome! I voted for John but they are all very close. However I find all those people hating on John Simm and love Michelle Gomez unfair. Really, their performances had many similarities. Oh, and Derek Jacobi is the Roger Delgado of the 21st century.

1 week, 2 days ago on Face-Off: New Who Masters

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This is unfair...

1 week, 2 days ago on Face-Off: New Who Masters

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The Series 4 finale, what a special case of a story. If The Parting Of The Ways is the best conclusion to a finale, then The Stolen Earth is the king of the set ups. So many returning characters (none of them underused), lots of action, Daleks at their most ruthless, no subplot is overshadowed, an old enemy coming back froma the dead and to top it all one of the most shocking cliffhangers of them all. That was the time Doctor Who prove is more than just a show; a cultural phenomenon, a real TV icon.


But Journey's End... Journey's End is another story (It's the same story, but you know what I mean). The resolution of the TSE's cliffhanger is the first of the many cop-outs and not even the worst. The Meta-crisis Doctor is there just to give a happy ending to Rose and doesn't have any actual contribution to the overall plot (I hate the term "pet Doctor", though). While Donna's transformation is the point of the arc, the keyboard resolution is just weak to say the least. And the moments when the TARDIS crew brings back Earth are really cheesy, too.

It's RTD at his worst. But what could be an unprecedented disaster is saved by guess who, RTD, yes, the very same one who was at his worst . The man is the king of emotions and he proves it here, for one more time. The Doctor is what he despises, turning his loved ones into soldiers and saving an entire species. Plus, one can't deny the tragedy of the Doctor being with his family at one moment and then again all alone. So sad. And of course I am not forgetting Donna (how could I?) but I wouldn't like to get into futher details, bacause I feel the tears coming...

Overall, Journey's End is lacklustre and vastly inferior to its brilliant set-up, but still it does have some really powerful moments


1 week, 2 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 4

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@Antee991166 Yes, I love that reference!

1 week, 3 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 3

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I was going to call this an underrated finale, but then I saw 9.05, which is a great score. Still, I can't get why it's divisive. Apart from introducing the Master, it subtly deals with some darker themes (the Toclafane reveal is one of the darkest of the show). I also think there is way too much backlash against it due to the resolution, although it makes taking into account what has been established previously. It also ties up Series 3 arc perfectly, which IMO is the best of all of them. Everything just fits! My only problem is the way time turns back and the excuse they give for the Valiant crew being the only ones to remember what happened. But that can't make me hate the story. In any way. Ever.

1 week, 3 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 3

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@Huknar @supermoff Add Omega and then I agree.

1 week, 3 days ago on Michelle Gomez Reveals Series 9 Return, Rani Trickery

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I've always thought that children love Doctor Who, because it doesn't treat them as kiddies who don't get anything and are stupid. That's actually the reason I fell in love with DW, when I was younger. I was scared to death in many episodes, but still I wanted MORE!

1 week, 4 days ago on Michelle Gomez Defends Against Finale Complaints

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Well, this is certainly good news!

1 week, 4 days ago on Michelle Gomez Reveals Series 9 Return, Rani Trickery

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This comment is pure perfection.

1 week, 4 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 2

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I love it. Simple as that and time hasn't changed that. When I was 10 or something, I had cried, beacause I couldn't watch it at its first transmission, due to being on holiday. "I don't want to go to the beach, I want to see Daleks & Cybermen fighting!" True story.

1 week, 4 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 2

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One of the best episodes/finales ever. The Daleks have never been as merciless and cruel as in TPOTW. The Dalek Emperor is awesome and the concept of him being a Dalek God unique. It manages to be a complete character piece (for the Doctor, Rose, Jack & the Daleks), an action-packed story and a brilliant prologue to a Regeneration. RTD for the first of many times at his best.

1 week, 5 days ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 1

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@The Lazy Cat Has Attack Eyebrows Talking about funny lines, I totally loved the Doctor's reaction to Dr Chang's remark on Dark Water use in swimming pools! He's so innocent!

1 week, 5 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Death in Heaven

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1. The Doctor doesn't find Gallifrey 2. Doctor and Clara's farewell 3. Everything on the plane ...143. The Master's plan >>>>>>>144. Opening Credits

1 week, 5 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Death in Heaven

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@The MasterDoctor 1. Tom Baker (Horror Of Fang Rock) 2. Jon Pertwee (Spearhead From Space) 3. David Tennant (School Reunion)  4. Patrick Troughton (The Mind Robber ) 5. Sylvester McCoy (Remembrance Of The Daleks) 6.Matt Smith (Vincent And The Doctor)  7.Peter Capaldi (Flatline) 8. William Hartnell (The Time Meddler) 9.Paul McGann (Movie) 10 Colin Baker (The Two Doctors) 11. Christopher Eccleston (Rose) 12. Peter Davison (Mawdryn Undead) 13. John Hurt (The Day Of The Doctor) Did my research on some of them.

1 week, 5 days ago on Poll: Capaldi’s Doctor – Hit or Miss?

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@supermoff  @NotsoSmartguy @TardisBoy is the Mistress She was quite Lestrange-y, actually.

1 week, 6 days ago on DWM #480: Miss Me?

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