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I have a feeling that the origin of Missy will be explained in Series 9 since she is being brought back right away in the opening two-parter. As to how she escaped the Time War, I believe it was through the Gallifrey Falls painting in The Day of the Doctor because when Clara steps through that's not her hand on the picture frame and it would be very like Mr Moffat to have planted the future Master in the 50th like he did the future Doctor.
As to the other suggestions, no to musical, no to halloween, yes to prison break.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Themed Episodes For The Future
What do they mean by "there's no reason it can't do another 50 years"? The original run was only 26 years. The 16 years off between series may add up to a 50th anniversary of the beginning of Doctor Who, but it hasn't been on for 50 years.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Moffat: Revived Who To Last 15 Years Minimum
I called it several rounds ago in my comment, Blink vs Day for the final, but it was an obvious prediction that everyone probably saw coming anyway.
Blink is still one of the best ever but Day of the Doctor wins it for me. It was triumphant.
1 month ago on Revival Face-Off: The Grand Final
Blink because it made such an impact. It was why the Moff became showrunner after RTD left. And the angels were never as awesome again no matter how many times they were used. I showed it to my friend who watches loads of blood and gore horror movies and he was genuinely scared. Great.
Day of the Doctor because it brings me joy. It was a wonderful celebration - David and Matt together, the return of Tom Baker, the amazing John Hurt, Gallifrey falls no more, Capaldi's eyebrows, and even Missy/Master's escape from the Time War (that's not Clara's hand on the picture frame when she steps through). Loved it.
1 month ago on Revival Face-Off: Semi-Final #2
Human Nature/Family of Blood for the tragic love story and for setting up the Master's means of return.
Eleventh Hour for Pond. I miss Pond.
1 month ago on Revival Face-Off: Semi-Final #1
Vincent, Name and Day.
Very surprised that Doctor's Wife was eliminated. Toughest choice this round was out of Eleventh Hour and Vincent, but since Vincent is the only story to date that has made me cry I had to give it the vote.
Does anyone else think the final will be between Blink and Day of the Doctor?
1 month ago on Revival Face-Off: Moffat Era Triple
Blink, Human Nature, Waters of Mars.
1 month ago on Revival Face-Off: RTD Era Triple
I'm going with 'Mummy' because it reminded me of a classic Tom Baker era monster story.
The problem with 'Listen' is that it will never be 'Blink', and it is yet another attempt by Mr Moffat to find that special magic once again. He has written some marvellous stuff but every time he tries for another Blink-ish episode it just doesn't reach the bar that he set.
1 month ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #11
Day of the Doctor wins. Forget the story, it had David and Matt together, and I couldn't stop grinning the whole time.
Dark Water/Death in Heaven was quite good in the way it resolved the plot points that had been planted through the whole series, but I kind of feel that the story didn't come to a satisfactory conclusion until the Christmas special.
1 month ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #12
Flatline was excellent but the vote goes to Name of the Doctor for the epic John Hurt reveal at the end. It was a real "this changes everything" moment that produced so many questions and so much speculation leading into the 50th.
1 month, 1 week ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #10
Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon because it's the beginning, and kind of the end, of the wibbly-wobbliest, timey-whimiest series of them all.
1 month, 1 week ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #9
Oh you are kidding!! I really have to choose between these two. You may as well ask me to decide which one of my children I love the most. I'm seriously going to have to flip a coin before I can vote here. Heads it's Wife, tails it's Vincent..............heads it is. Sorry Richard Curtis.
1 month, 1 week ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #8
Just wondering why the initial round of voting had us rate the individual episodes from two parters seperately if they were going to be put back together as two parters for the face-off rounds?
1 month, 1 week ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #6
I had never read Sir Terry's work until 2012 when I began with the first Discworld novel and spent the next 18 months reading them all to date in order (which I heartily recommend for everyone to do) and then picking up the last few as published. Despite having known his work for only three years, I still feel like I've lost my favourite author (sorry Tolkien) and I look forward with some sadness to the publication of his final novel this year. My condolences to his family and friends.
1 month, 1 week ago on Pratchett and Who: A Missed Opportunity
Dark is fine as long as there is an emotional counterpoint that provides viewers with some relief. The Doctor works best when he is unflappable in the direst of circumstances and quick with a smile and a joke, showing the companions and the viewers that everything is under control. Tom Baker and David Tennant both did this brilliantly.
10 months ago on Should Doctor Who Adopt a Darker Tone?
I don't know if anyone else has spotted it but Capaldi is still wearing his wedding ring in that photo.
10 months ago on Series 8 Airdate Confirmed, New Trailer & Image
Rather than griping about which scene from Doctor Who was chosen we should just be happy that DW beat Avengers, Star Wars, Game of Thrones and Harry Potter. That's quite an achievement.
10 months ago on Doomsday Farewell Declared Greatest Sci-Fi Moment
@sontaran17 I get that it is a joke, but then I'm bloody old.
10 months ago on Colin Baker: Tennant & Smith Brought Female Fans to Doctor Who
He's right. My wife lost interest after Tennant left. But now my mother has expressed interest in seeing Capaldi in the role, so he will attract a different generation of female fans.
David and Karen together would have been just too sexy. Televisions around the world would have exploded.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on What if… Tennant had stayed for Series 5?
Colin's Doctor was no weirder than Sylvester's, he just had the unfortunate position of following Peter's relatively normal Doctor and was therefore such a jarring contrast. If Tom Baker had regenerated into Colin Baker we would have thought nothing of it.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on The 6th Doctor: What Worked & What Didn’t
I can't see them doing a spin-off but they could easily use the 8th Doctor in a team-up with the 12th. It doesn't need to be an anniversary for them to go multi-Doctor, remember there was the story 'The Two Doctors' featuring the 6th and the 2nd. And a Christmas Special would be 'special' enough for a McGann & Capaldi outing.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on McGann Signed Petition for 8th Doctor Spin-off
TEN is my favourite of the modern Doctors, but I find that the series of Specials gradually moved him through a change of character so much so that by the time of the regeneration I was kind of glad to see him go. So it was wonderful to have him in the 50th and back to being the fun Doctor that I enjoyed so much.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on The End of Time: Why it Needs More Love
The Moff should do something 'timey-wimey' and write an episode which makes Jenny the mother of Susan, the Doctor's granddaughter from the original series.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Bring Back… Jenny, the Doctor’s Daughter
@Deus_Ex_Machina I try to concentrate on completing one Doctor at a time. I have all of Peter Davison and am three short of all the Tom Bakers.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on 50th Anniversary Box Set Incoming
Makes sense that they would do this. That way the Smith era is nicely wrapped up without cramming the specials into the Season Eight box set. Similar to how they ended Tennant with a specials set. Now Capaldi gets his very own debut box set just like Matt did.
Never heard of her and don't know her music so I will probably miss the significance when she does appear in her episode. I'm gathering that this is some kind of attempt to draw a certain demographic to the show. P.S. Katherine Jenkins is a goddess.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on The Fox in the Box: Thoughts on Foxes’ Casting
I'm staying out of this one.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Sexism and Doctor Who: The Truth
Agree that Sir Ian was underused, perhaps his fee was considerably lower for voice only. Don't really care much about the others, a familiar face in a brief appearance has a wonderful affect regardless.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on 10 Misused Actors in Doctor Who
@GeoffreyFoster After Amy and Rory marry they are not always with the Doctor. He pops in and out of their life and goes off and has adventures in between visits which take up large chunks of his own timeline without affecting theirs. It's all there in the episodes, Eleven's extra 300 years on top of Ten are accounted for.
11 months, 4 weeks ago on Moffat on Why Hurt to Eccleston Regeneration Was So Short
"the stranger we will soon get to know very well".
We won't be getting to know him at all. We will be watching him acting. Acting as another person who is not him.
1 year ago on The Life and Times of Peter Capaldi (So far)
@WillAtkinson1 Thanks for picking up the mistake. Of course it was Battlefield, Battlefront is a Star Wars video game. There's just too much stuff bouncing around my brain.
1 year ago on Series 8 Filming: A Merry Day
Yes Robin Hood is just a legend, so is King Arthur but they used Arthurian characters in the Seventh Doctor story 'Battlefront' and even stated that the Doctor was Merlin. It would be cool if the Doctor was somehow involved in inspiring the Hood legend as well.
I have all the Fifth Doctor stories on DVD and without stepping away from the computer to have another look I think the Top 5 and Honourable Mentions in the article would probably be my eight favourites. I must watch all the Fifth Doctor stories again in order one of these days, haven't done that since the original broadcasts.
1 year ago on The Fifth Doctor: Five Favourites
That Indiana Jones poster is just brilliant.
1 year ago on Weird and Wonderful
For me it's about whether I like the companion. In the Tenth era Rose was too dopey and Martha was too desperate but Donna was great so Series 4 is my favourite Tenth Doctor series. In the Eleventh era Amy had this whole crazy/sexy/scary thing going on which made it hard for me to warm to her but I'm totally in love with Clara so Series 7 has to be my favourite Eleventh Doctor series.
1 year ago on Smith: The best storytelling was in Series 5
Happy Birthday. I'm the same age as David Tennant so Peter Davison was my Doctor too. The Fifth is the only one of the classics that I have every DVD of (with only three stories to go from owning all of the Fourth).
1 year ago on Happy Birthday, Peter Davison!
John Hurt probably said the same thing once upon a time.
1 year ago on Cumberbatch Rules Out Doctor Who Role
Basically it was 'the Doctor meets Catwoman'. Let's throw a bad-girl at him and see what happens. We were meant to warm to her at the same pace as the Doctor so that by the end we were happy with the outcome. For me it was a bit like the end of The Doctor's Daughter, it left me wanting to know what the character was going to do next and that's a good ending.
1 year ago on Lady Christina de Souza: The Companion Who Never Was
The Christmas Invasion. The Tennant era begins!
1 year ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: RTD Specials
The Name of the Doctor gets my vote because of that superb revelation at the end. One of the best cliffhanger endings ever and it made the wait for the 50th special so much harder to endure. And they got John Hurt! Genius.
1 year ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 13
Voted Pandorica, but Stolen Earth and Sound of Drums just as good.
1 year ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 12
He'll be a one-off episode specific guest villain...not the Master. Still hoping for Charles Dance there.
1 year ago on Ben Miller Cast as Series 8 Villain
Sorry but I'm voting for 'The Lodger'. Not because the story or the monster were particularly fantastic but because Matt did such a great job portraying a Doctor who was so wonderfully out of place in a domestic situation. For me it was the comedy element of this episode that makes it a sentimental favourite. My second choice would be 'Utopia' because of Sir Derek Jacobi.
1 year ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 11
The Ian-Type, but not necessarily the Other-Half. Ian's function in the original series was to be the man-of-action beside the elderly Doctor, so with an older Doctor again this type could make sense in the modern action-packed (so much running!) series and he does not necessarily need to be a romantic interest. Plus having two teachers from Coal Hill School again is too good for Mr Moffat to resist.
1 year ago on Danny Pink: Recurring How?
If we accept that any future point in time is subject to changes made in the present day then I am completely happy that 'Name' was only a possible future which was then negated by the events of 'Time' which occurred chronologically before it. Re-writing the future is a standard device in time-travel fiction. The tomb was just one possible future outcome and ultimately it doesn't matter because the Trenzalore prophecy didn't say that he died it said "the fall of the 11th" which is what we did see immediately before the rise of the 12th.
1 year ago on Doctor Who: Control-Alt-Delete
I showed 'Blink' to a mate who is into horror films but has never watched Doctor Who and it absolutely freaked him out.
1 year ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 10
Not fair that 'Vincent and the Doctor' is up against 'Blink'. Sorry Richard Curtis but 'Blink' has my vote.
@Chronos the Fannibal A lot of Who actors are turning up on 'Arrow'. It's good to see John Barrowman and Alex Kingston whenever their characters are featured.
1 year ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 9