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10-10-11. Squint and you could find Gallifrey with my scores. :P

1 day, 23 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2013 Part 3

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@Polyphase I love it that she's back on the first episode - it's being realistic. The Master wouldn't have died there, especially not when she was brilliant in her debut - she was always going to be back. The suspense before her return would have been false - this is just subverting the obvious and going for a cracking intro to Series 9.

1 day, 23 hours ago on Series 9 Filming in Spain

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@divya12 That'd be an interesting plot line. Clara was pretty desperate to get Danny back in Dark Water - to the point where she violated The Doctor's trust a lot. Plus, The Master knows Clara is the way she is - it was her plan after all. 

1 day, 23 hours ago on Series 9 Filming in Spain

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@Planet of the Deaf @Antee991166 Yeah, I think individualism is probably one of its main tenets:

- The importance and value of each individual.

- Hedonism. To travel across the universe.

- To be free from oppression and autocracy.


2 days, 14 hours ago on The Ultimate ‘Ism’: Doctor Who and Ideology

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This looks ridiculously cool. I love it. Michelle's expressions are the best; great to see UNIT back. 

4 days, 1 hour ago on Series 9 Filming in Spain

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Looks beautiful and I like The Master's coat flapping in the wind. Great costume design. 

4 days, 20 hours ago on Series 9 Filming in Spain

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@Hirmien It'd explain the red dots in the ocean!

1 week, 2 days ago on Series 9 Filming: Bah Bah Biker

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I've been writing Doctor Who screenplays on my spare time, trying to come up with good titles is the absolute worse - they have to be vague, nondescript, slightly formal, yet interesting. 


"The Witch's Familiar" is easily one of my favourite titles already. Up there with The Empty Child. Can't wait for it!! :P

1 week, 3 days ago on Missy Back in Two-Part Series 9 Opener

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@Mark McCullough @TheCyberDoctor THE SUN: MOFFAT REPORTEDLY FURIOUS OVER TORCHWOOD RETURN; MESSY BEHIND THE SCENES CONFRONTATION BETWEEN RTD AND MOFFAT.

1 week, 6 days ago on Eve Myles Hopeful for Torchwood Series 5

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Thanks so much for the comments. I had a blast writing the article and seeing your lovely responses, thanks. :)

1 week, 6 days ago on Love from Gallifrey: Something We All Missed?

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I'm listening to Series 1's soundtrack right now - I think it actually be my favourite (it has parts that reminds me of Series 8). So dark and yet, a dash of Disney. 


It reminds me how good Series 1 was, led by our lovely Ninth Doctor: Meeting on Westminister Bridge, the horror of the Daleks as they appear - thousands of "stinking" Daleks in the sky, and Nine's regeneration. 

1 week, 6 days ago on Why I Love The Ninth Doctor

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9, 10, 7, 8

2 weeks ago on Rank the Revival: 2009-10 Specials

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@Polyphase @Unibot Part of me was joking. :P

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Blink Director for Series 9

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Alternatively - this is an alien mainframe and they're observing the missile defenses of Earth - hence America and the parameter of Russia loaded to the teeth. 

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Blink Director for Series 9

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The red dots implies a climate-sensitive issue being observed. It could be that the invaders are cold-blooded like the Silurians.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Blink Director for Series 9

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As a political science major, DWTV's polls have long frustrated me. :P  I'd consider the Borda count they're using as better than the plurality vote they usually do, but you're correct that Borda counts are suspectible to extreme voters. One way to eliminate that issue would be either a preferential vote or some kind of ranged vote. 

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Doctor Who and Episode Rankings

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@SirTrey @Supermoff, member of CATS Raynor's Sontaran two-parter is probably one of the few non-showrunner two-parters that I really like (others tend to write them to slow and boggy). I also thought her Dalek two-parter was quite good, just held back by its production and design, plus the similarity of the plot with "Dalek".

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2007 Part 1

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 Smith & Jones is a textbook on how to write a light, enjoyable Doctor Who episode. 

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2007 Part 1

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@Reeze, agent of C.L.A.R.A. You're right.... hmmmmmm. Perhaps Dan Starkey took the photo and then Capaldi and him switched places - but they told him not to post the Sontaran photo online? 

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Series 9 Filming: Capaldi on Set

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Evelyn Smythe sounds like such a lovely idea for a companion, especially for the Sixth Doctor. I may have to look up some stories now.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on How The Sixth Doctor Was Saved

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I could see Romana making a return (with Lalla Ward regenerating), and Susan and Ian - The latter as a cameo and Susan more serving something integral to a plot. 

The only companion I'd like to see really return is Tegan. Just because I think she'd be a really interesting choice to return. I think her character could regret leaving and be kind of curmudgeonly as she aged; I was kind of thinking of a Christmas special with Tegan. Like how "Last Christmas" was this kind of magical 'second chance' for Clara with The Doctor. She'd be working her last flight as a stewardess - her last day before retirement - the christmas flight, she'd secretly be dreading retirement - grumpy about her life choices, single and wondering if this all to life, worried about having nothing to do after retirement and people not treating her with any respect. Then suddenly, The Doctor is there on board on the flight. "Brave heart Tegan...".

3 weeks, 2 days ago on 10 Classic Companions Who Deserve A Return

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6, 5, 5 and 10!

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2006 Part 1

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I recently rewatched Series Two - I was surprised at how good the Cyberman two-parter was. What a cracker. Very good as a rewatch. The scene with the cyberman who was converted on her wedding night was heart-breaking - in fact, it was downright uncomfortable. Amazingly "Death in Heaven" tried to do something similar with Danny, but this scene was way more impactful. I also thought Gatiss's Idiot's Lantern was a very reliable little comedy - his are always better on rewatches too. 

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2006 Part 2

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@SonicTheHedgehogRules I believe that's the Hoodie, just discoloured in the photo. I could be wrong.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Series 9 Filming: Capaldi on Set

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7, 9, 10, 9 

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2005 Part 3

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Aw. :) What a lovely article to wake up to, and read. Thank you.

4 weeks ago on Why I Love Sarah Jane Smith

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1. Ten.

2. Donna.

3. Wilf.

4. Jackie Tyler.

5. Martha.

6. Nine.

7. Mr. Copper

8. Florence Finnegan 

9. Miss Foster

10. Harriet Jones.

11. Adelaide.

12. Lynda (with a Y).

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Top 12 Best Written Russell T Davies Characters

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@DrWhoTom Gatiss was said to have written a Jane Austen Doctor Who episode, which should be a cracker. I imagine the 'nod' in The Caretaker was deliberate referencing. Gatiss usually gets his stories in earlier.

1 month ago on Moffat Confirms His Next Two Stories for Series 9

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@NumberNine Ben Aaronovitch said he had an idea for a new episode. 

1 month ago on Moffat Confirms His Next Two Stories for Series 9

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So...

Episode 1: The Magician's Apprentice (Steven Moffat)

Episode 2: ___________ (Steven Moffat)

Episode 3: ___________ (Toby Whithouse) 

Episode 4: ___________ (Toby Whithouse) 


_____


My first thought is: they're introducing a new character (perhaps Shona?). Normally the showrunner would do a followup to the premiere if they needed time to develop a new character. 

1 month ago on Moffat Confirms His Next Two Stories for Series 9

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@Alpha centurai @DWTV is No Thrills DWTV I really liked Partners in Crime (I consider it a classic even!) and all of Helen Raynor's stuff is underrated. Boom Town had some great dialogue. ITFOTN has its pluses too - excellent look and atmosphere, certainly a charm to it. 

1 month ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 4)

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@MicahMahaffey Moreover, given how much editing goes into a script, it's hard to say how much Mathieson's scripts were isolated from Steven's input. Hell, "Mummy on the Orient Express" was Moffat's idea and the idea of The Doctor being in Clara's handbag in Flatline was Moffat's idea too. 

1 month ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 4)

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@Sontaran17 Totally read that in Strax's voice. 

1 month ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 1)

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@LaraHarris @ElyotWren I got the same impression as Lara basically.

1 month ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 1)

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I had thought this year that the music was a lot more downplayed and a bit dull - I was so wrong. I've been listening to the unreleased tracks. The stories where I didn't notice the music are the ones where the music is brilliant (Mummy, In the Forest of the Night, Last Christmas). 

1 month ago on Best of 2014 Awards: The Winners (Part 3)

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Davidson's point is important; it's one that occurred to me too. I think the author would just need to emphasize the parts of The Doctor's character that aren't gender stereotypes. 


We see lots of "strong female action" types and "weak, quiet, feeble" types - what audiences haven't seen is a female hero who talks her way out of most tight situations, with loads of eccentricities and courage to boot. A hero beloved for their burning intelligence and her compassion, will and undying curiosity of all things, except Sundays - Sundays are rubbish. 

1 month ago on Davison Wants To See Doctor’s Daughter Spin-Off

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I always had this weird idea... what if Omega had already escaped from his universe. We find out later he no longer has a body - but what if he had no body because he did not exist.


Essentially, if you were Omega ... and the one rule of the parallel universe was you needed to remain in said universe to balance it. You could imagine a clone of yourself and then leave. The Omega that the Doctors encountered was not Omega, but basically a mirage of Omega that Omega had dreamt up - the dreamed Omega simply forgot he wasn't real. He had actually escaped long ago...

1 month ago on Could Gallifrey Be in Omega’s Dimension?

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You know what they say about "too much of a good thing": ther'e's no such thing! :P 

1 month, 1 week ago on Tennant Won’t Be Returning Again Anytime Soon

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@Rorschach's_Journal_of_Impossible_Things No compliants there. ;) Enlightenment was probably one of the best of the eighties in Doctor Who, alongside Caves and Remembrance in my mind at least. 

1 month, 1 week ago on Blink Director for Series 9

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@Malohkeh, not a member of any acronyms McGann looked older, he just looked sexier too. :P

1 month, 1 week ago on Tennant Won’t Be Returning Again Anytime Soon

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Admittedly, a flood/ice warrior cross-over totally has promise. 

1 month, 1 week ago on On Thin Ice: The Future of the Ice Warriors

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I went with Time Heist because I thought it'd be overlooked, but I really liked Mummy and Listen's openers too. 

1 month, 1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #12: Pre-Title Sequence

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Happy Birthday Doctor! :D

1 month, 1 week ago on Happy Birthday, Tom Baker!

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@twoheartsonemind (Six Seasons and a Movie) I would imagine if Moffat labelled it a co-authorship that means the other co-author had next to nothing to do with the final product. Considering it usually takes a helluva of editing before editors are usually comfortable with claiming co-authorship - and often write the whole things through-and-through with a full blue rewrite and no co-authorship at all. 

1 month, 1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #11: Writer

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I loved going to the cinema for Day of The Doctor and Deep Breath. Those were great experiences. I'd be pre-ordering my tickets the moment the new showing was announced! Its great fun watching Doctor Who with an audience full of Whovians, of all ages, shapes, sizes and species. ^^ It's also great to hear that Russell would be interested in writing something for Doctor Who again. Maybe Steven is breaking him down finally, after all these years. :P

1 month, 1 week ago on Russell T Davies Interested in Writing A Doctor Who Movie

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What if Gallifrey helps The Doctor find Gallifrey. There's no reason why they can't meet out of order. :P 

1 month, 1 week ago on Speculating on Series 9’s Big Cliffhanger (Part 1)

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