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@The MasterDoctor  I have two problems with Midnight - Firstly is that I don't get excited by a monster that makes you repeat what it said - but more significantly is all the bickering and fighting.  If I want to see that I will watch Eastenders. For me it is one of the worst episodes ever, but hey - I understand lots of others love it.  Each to their own.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Rank the Revival: 2008 Part 3

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@Mr Meglos   At a guess - casual viewers, non-fans.  It was a nice story. I enjoyed it - it just wasn't what you normally expect from Dr.Who. 

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) UK Ratings Accumulator

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@MrRazza has joined David Dimbleby  Hurrah for MrRazza has joined David Dimbleby!!!

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) UK Ratings Accumulator

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@MaddyKika Wowza - I put 10,10,10,8,8.    Great minds think (nearly) alike!   Nearly gave Last of the Time Lords a 9, but the end just didn't quite work for me.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2007 Part 3

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@91 Queen of Evil @Tomb of the Cyberbob  Yeh - I wasn't overhappy with the word "lambast" - but it was the best I could come up with given my limited brain capacity.    There is a generational thing too.   If someone takes offence, you are right of course.  I haven't actually ever heard anyone take offence with this word, but I understand they do, so I avoid it to be safe.

1 month ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia

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@91 Queen of Evil So you - and many others, so that "coloured" is offensive - but in the US there is a "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People".  How's that work then? In the UK, the term "Paki" is definitely offensive (and rightly so - I would say), but elsewhere it is just a shortened version of Pakistani. The point is that the same word has different meanings to different people, and we can't always lambast people for having different meanings to us.   Personally, I try to avoid any racial reference - partly because I like to consider myself not influenced by skin colour or ethnicity, but mainly because I know I'm doomed whatever I say!  

1 month ago on Little Boxes Will Make You Angry: Doctor Who and Transphobia

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@doctorblue Sure - but the film would actually make them money, so it wouldn't reduce the series financially

1 month ago on Why A Doctor Who Movie Is A Good Idea

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Of course it's a brilliant idea.  :)   So there are problems - life is full of problems.  Just do it!!!

1 month, 1 week ago on Why A Doctor Who Movie Is A Good Idea

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@Baker Street Same here - I couldn't bring myself to vote against either....

1 month, 1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #15: Outstanding Debut

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@ahunter8056 It's too mean!  It's like asking a parent to choose their favourite child.   Oh come on!!!! Where's the "I love them both, equally" box????

1 month, 1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #15: Outstanding Debut

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@MetamorphmagusWho That's the Spirit!

1 month, 1 week ago on Why I Love The Fourth Doctor

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@MeThree @Tomb of the Cyberbob @The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE I will have to give them a watch!   I don't tend to watch too many Hollywood serials

1 month, 1 week ago on Speculating on Series 9’s Big Cliffhanger (Part 2)

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I have never heard of Kiefer Sutherland or Peter Dinklage.  I don't think one of them sitting in the TARDIS console would be a great cliffhanger for me :(

1 month, 1 week ago on Speculating on Series 9’s Big Cliffhanger (Part 2)

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@7pitpat7 A mere detail!! :)

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Barrowman Reveals New Torchwood Plans

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Wow - you've nailed it "End of the Universe! Have fun! Bye bye!” - can there ever have been a better moment on television - ever?????

1 month, 3 weeks ago on New Who’s Best Cliffhangers (Part 2)

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@mondomark Re: "Viewers over 30".  Maybe  you are right- but In my office, where there are about 30 people over 30 (myself included) - there are at least 2 huge fans of Peter Capaldi, and a sprinkling of other casual viewers.  One of the big fans is nearly 60. The general feeling of the "older" viewer in my experience is that they much prefer the more mature Peter Capaldi to the sometimes puerile Matt Smith

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 2014 iPlayer Xmas Top 10, BBCA Ratings

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@TonySimmons Oh come on. Coronation Street = 6,65 million, Downton Abbey = 6.25 million.   Doctor Who is right up there with the big boys and girls.  I would actually say - we can all trot out the old moans and groans - but we shouldn't kid ourselves that it is anything other than a monster hit.  Context is everything.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) UK Ratings Accumulator

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I LOVE IN THE FOREST OF THE NIGHT.

There. It's out...



2 months, 2 weeks ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms

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This latest group of polls is making me realise just how spoiled we have been over the past 10 Christmases!

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Festive Face-Off: Voyage of the Damned vs The Next Doctor

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Why do they never let us vote for a tie!!!

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Festive Face-Off: The Christmas Invasion vs The Runaway Bride

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@Only as old Whovian as you feel - Hello Rusty  48 years old here - love Missy, not sure about a female Doctor, though I could be persuaded. I warmed to Clara taking on the mantle.   I actually think what they'll do with the Doctor to make a contrast next is to stick with a male Doctor, but played by a black actor.  It just seems the next logical contrast.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on An Opinion On Gender Regeneration: Plot or Politics?

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This story has been running since 2005....

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8 Is A “Ratings Flop” (Apparently)

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@kidneys Ive got kidneys  Hey - 44 years, another oldie like me, that's round about when I started! I agree - Delgado has to get it, but Gomez is fantastic too.

3 months ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Final)

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The guy really loves the show. That's fantastic - long may he reign

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Capaldi Turned Down 8th Doctor Audition

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@NotsoSmartguy  @Yeah,TopLayer,IfYouWantToSayAFewWords @supermoff, chief of the statistics police  I still remember the newspaper headlines halfway through Christopher Eccleston's series, going on about how the ratings were plummeting.  It is an obsession with some people!

3 months, 2 weeks ago on BBC Declares Series 8 A Triumph

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SERIES EIGHT ROCKS.


End of.


:)

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who TV Readers’ Final Series 8 Episode Ranking

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Now - I've never said a negative word about the show on this forum, I am generally a "glass half full" kind of person, who likes sharing in the joy of the wonderful show we all enjoy so much and wonders why the nit-pickers who keep threatening to watch something else don't actually go and do precisely that, and let the rest of us all live in a cosy world of general loveliness and niceness.



So, deep breath: here goes.  Something negative. I HATE THE SPEECH!!!  

3 months, 2 weeks ago on New Who Finales in Perspective: Series 5

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Go Dark Water!

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Your Verdict on Dark Water & Episode Ranking

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@M-M-G  Oh doom, doom and thrice doom....

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) UK Ratings Accumulator

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@Regenerated Catterson doesn't exist! Best series ever, in my view - including the classic series.   A monster hit!

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Poll: Capaldi’s Doctor – Hit or Miss?

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@Spadesey  Oh Clara will of course be back - she has to end up living happily ever after with Danny, and only Father Christmas can sort that out now.  I am just wondering if the Doctor will be wanting Gallifrey back for Christmas.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on 2014 Christmas Special TV Trailer

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@karenang  I think she's "Bananas!"  :)

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat on Finale Death, Master Future

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@supermoff is waiting for heaven....  Best series ever - and I mean EVER  :)

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven

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@ElyotWren @The Unseen Potato  Because in Amy's choice you didn't know what was real and what was a dream, and with this you don't know what is real and what is a dream.  Seems quite similar to me  - unless I've forgotten what happened in Amy's choice, which is always possible!  :)

3 months, 3 weeks ago on 2014 Christmas Special Plot Hints

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@Mercy Reborn2  Why?

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Death in Heaven Clip

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@hp139  But these aren't the same Cybermen we saw in Nightmare in Silver - so we don't know they can upgrade all the time.  These are a new Cyberman race created by Missy.  At least, that's my take on it - "Cybermen from Cyberspace - why did nobody ever think of that"

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Death in Heaven Clip

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@_divya12_  Not really.  The BBC will control what they let out to whet the appetite, but not to spoil any major events.  It will be based upon a measured judgement, and I am sure sometimes their judgement may differ from others, but personally I see no issue here.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Death in Heaven Clip

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@Notsosmartguy Approves of female Master @DocWhoLocked  It's change my dear - and it seems not a moment too soon

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Gender-Swapping Regenerations: Why Now?

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@Notsosmartguy Approves of female Master @TomGallagher  I kind of disagree (in a nice way).    There was no intent to kill a child, and the storyline reflected his horror at having done so.  All seems OK to me.

3 months, 4 weeks ago on BBC Defends Dark Water Complaints

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A female master has ruined the show I love!


Then again - for some, Susan Foreman leaving ruined the show, because the original team was broken up.

Then they actually changed the lead actor - that really ruined the show!

Next - they invented a race called "The Time Lords".  That ruined it for me.

Whoever came up with the stupid idea of exiling him on the planet earth. Ruined it!

They ruined the Master in the Deadly Assassin by making him a decaying old mutant.

Next - some young guy took the role.  That one put me off for life - RUINED IT!

That coat.   I'm stopping watching.

Cheap budgets for the 7th Doctor.  Ruined it!

Oh no - they've Americanised it - and worse still, he KISSED.  That's ruined it for me

etc. etc. etc.


Change happens.  Every time it "ruins" it for someone.    Personally, after over 40 years of watching the show - I still love it, and appreciate that change just keeps the show alive!

3 months, 4 weeks ago on A Study of Regeneration: Lord or Lady?

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Yes.   Michelle Gomez ROCKS!!!!

4 months ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal

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Say something nice.... 

Mother.   Help me - I want it now!!!



4 months ago on Death in Heaven Radio Trailer

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@Malohkeh  I think that for the ordinary, casual viewer - ITFOTN was just a nice, enjoyable story. I can see why it was more popular than many fans make out.

4 months ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) UK Ratings Accumulator

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Some Masters are women. Get over it!

4 months ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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@davidadmin  I do love a succinct debate!

4 months ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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@davidadmin  Or - yes :)

4 months ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water

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