A Friend of the Ood
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@Harry007 @DaftDalek There's no rule that says the Doctor can't be shot. His dislike of guns doesn't mean other characters can't use them.
1 day, 17 hours ago on Leaked Sony Emails Reveals Doctor Who Movie Plans
@HeyProfessor @A Friend of the Ood "Don't be rude."
I wasn't. :/
3 months ago on Barrowman Reveals New Torchwood Plans
@davidbrummy Radio is much cheaper than TV, and it's easier to produce. If there's no interest on the radio, they'll know not to spend money on TV.
@HeyProfessor It wasn't even a "code". He pretty much said exactly that.
@Planet of the Deaf I didn't know Utah was considered "exotic".
3 months ago on Series 9 Filming in Spain
"Last year, I decided, impulsively, to watch the entirety of Series 5 in one week."
I did that in a day once. No sleep. No regrets.
3 months, 1 week ago on When Is the Best Time to Watch Doctor Who?
@AlessandroArsuffi @A Friend of the Ood I thought Amy was on there too long too.
3 months, 1 week ago on Are you happy with Clara staying on? Poll Results
@IcarusBeDamned @Miles Morales the Ultimate Notsosmartguy @ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @Tardis Boy What if she ended up actually becoming the presumed echo who told the Doctor which TARDIS to steal?
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Are you happy with Clara staying on? Poll Results
I don't mind Clara, but I really think she's had enough time. Hopefully there's at least another companion who has nothing to do with Clara in series 9.
To be honest, I think she's had long enough. Her first episode was in 2012.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Clara’s Fate & Series 9 (Spoilers)
I can't help but think "The Magician's Nephew"...
I know, they're going to Narnia!
4 months ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed
@Zodin Because "Robot of Sherwood" sounded edgy?
@divya12 An echo?
4 months, 1 week ago on New Last Christmas Details & Big Clara Clue?
@Ollie Walton Harrod The Osgood Zygon theory was that the Osgood that was killed was the Zygon from Day of the Doctor.
4 months, 1 week ago on Moffat on Orson Pink Mystery
Moffat says Osgood is dead. This gives me hope that she's alive. :)
@madbuk @ElyotWren Anyone who actually watches the show and pays attention will know that the War Doctor is NOT the Ninth. As Moffat already said, the numbering doesn't change. Everyone knows this except a few people who are either trying to cause trouble or people who are so stubborn that they think they know more about the show than its writer.
4 months, 1 week ago on Moffat: Gender is Fluid on Gallifrey
@MetamorphmagusWho: Is that...Zelda U Gameplay?! @The Lazy Cat is Santa Paws @Mikeyboss182I accept the scientific theory that Orson Pink is Teddy Lupin's grandson as an immutable law of the universe until there is definitive proof of its falsity.
@SonicTheHedgehogRules @Scootersfood, agent of C.O.M.P.A.N.I.O.N.S. @joe4 @Burgess Shale It has been explained: we have been told that they can change genders. That's the only explanation needed.
@DanielBiela @A Friend of the Ood @lukejvenables The whole thing is just a confusing mess.
4 months, 1 week ago on Steven Moffat: An Era of Forgotten Things
@Notsosmartguy Agent of C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S. Unfortunately, that's how some people felt about Missy (e.g., all those people who said it "added nothing to the character", as if changing genders was going to make some sort of radical change to the character). Most, though, have no problem with it.
@DanielBiela @lukejvenables If that episode didn't happen, then the Doctor never met Clara.
@ilyootha, agent of C.L.A.R.A. It's probably not common, but it happens occasionally.
@alex_494 @A Friend of the Ood I know, but I still think it's weird that in the middle of the episode he points out the lack of ducks and it's never mentioned again.
Here's another one:
"How do you know it's a duck pond if there are no ducks?" (The Eleventh Hour)
@ilyootha @Clara Bosswald @GOLDTARDIS "The Moment is coming...but I'm just a temp! From Chiswick!"
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Tate: Donna Return Unlikely
@Shane Michaels Considering half of those are dead, that would have to be in some sort of afterlife...
@Merganman4 I can't speak for everyone, but I liked her because she was a regular person who traveled for fun with the Doctor as her friend. She wasn't just an enigma who only existed for the sake of mystery; she was a real, normal human. She didn't spend her time complaining that the Doctor didn't love her (I like Martha, but...), and she wasn't suddenly a super-bad-ass straight out of working various temp jobs. Her character also had real flaws, and she grew and changed as a person as a result of her travels. It's nice to see the Doctor affect someone's life for the better, especially with all the emphasis on his dangerousness lately.
@JamesTKirk @VictorWong1 He's called the 12th Doctor because that's what he is. He's only called the 13th or 14th by stubborn fans who think they know more about the show than Steven Moffat himself.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on A Hint on Jenna Coleman’s Future?
@Christoph1337 She was impossible. She was a paradox. That was resolved in Name of the Doctor.
5 months ago on Moffat Can’t Confirm Jenna Coleman for Series 9
He knows we expect him to troll us; therefore, she's actually leaving. But he'd expect us to figure that out. It's too obvious! Clearly, she's staying. But that's too typical Moffat, and when has Moffat ever told us the truth without twisting anything? She's leaving. On the other hand, Missy being the Master was predictable, so maybe he's done with the trolling. That would mean she's staying. Of course, he'd expect us to think that...
@The Finn @mrpaddy1984 A DIY TARDIS filled with Rube Goldberg machines in various stages of completion and Tenth-Doctor-esque machines scattered across a bolted down wooden desk, lit by a dim lamp. A scratched up aluminum console with partially exposed circuit boards which smoke a little every time the TARDIS materializes. The lights flicker and seem to change brightness every time the Doctor changes the date on the console. Bananas wrapped in tin foil hang from the ceiling for no reason at all. Painted garbage can lids covered in seashells for roundels. It materializes by hitting a beat up keyboard hooked up to a modular synth rack which triggers a light sensitive thingamabop that sends some sort of signal to the time rotor to make it go vwarp vwarp.
5 months ago on Capaldi Hoping for New TARDIS
@VictorWong1 @Rise of the Planet of the Pudding Brains That depends on what is green screened. If it's replacing a wall—say, to create an overlook over a labyrinth of TARDIS halls—then it wouldn't really need to be interacted with.
@Brygantic It's not like Moffat it the only writer who has critics. Every writer who has ever released his/her work to the public has their own stream of negativity.
5 months ago on Moffat: Making Doctor Who Doesn’t Get Any Easier
@DoctarHoo That would be great, but I doubt that will happen. John Simm didn't like his Master and he's not exactly out of work. Also, I don't think there's any point in marking speculation as "spoilers".
5 months, 1 week ago on Moffat on Finale Death, Master Future
@Oliver J. "cool" How can you possibly know that it's a rehash of Amy's Choice? We know absolutely nothing about the plot except that it involves dreaming.
5 months, 1 week ago on 2014 Christmas Special Plot Hints
@Doctavarium @TheNightmareChild Of course you don't, Osgood. ;)
5 months, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven
@SirTrey @A Friend of the Ood @bauerjohnm I see your point, but usually you can look back and find at least subtle hints and clues that are easy to miss.
The resolution to Bad Wolf was set up in Boom Town. The YANA/Master arc had Boe's message foreshadowing the Master's return, "Vote Saxon", and the fob watch. I've never noticed this amount of detail and foreshadowing in Moffat's stories. Things just happen, and that's it.
It's really just a preference. In real life, nothing is foreshadowed and "plot twists" really do come out of nowhere. It's not that Moffat's way is wrong, I just feel that RTD's style of arc is more entertaining and the resolutions are satisfying
5 months, 2 weeks ago on What Further Secrets do Missy & Seb Hide?
@bauerjohnm I've always felt the opposite in regards to Moffat giving clues. Many of his twists seem to come out of nowhere. There was no setup for the Impossible Girl arc and its solution; it just sort of happened. There was no evidence for River being a Time Lord or being Amy's daughter; it was suddenly revealed and we were just expected to accept it.
I will say, though, that Series 8 has significantly improved my opinion of Moffat's writing. Although he has reused quite a few of his own tropes, I've enjoyed all of his episodes (and most of the others) this year, and I have complete faith that he will conclude the series satisfactorily.
@MrGuymanwatch Not really. Star Wars is "sword and sorcery" in space. Doctor Who is about a wizard with a magical, time traveling box. And what would Dune be? It has both futuristic technology and magic.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Doctor Who Battling Game of Thrones
@DrunkenDalek Neither did Doctor Who. Missy said that, but it was just a trick so they would have more bodies to convert into Cybermen.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on BBC Defends Dark Water Complaints
@Beasts_a_Snarling is Really..... THE MASTER ! Danny is alive because of the Matrix. Ironically, Missy's plan could potentially save his life.
@BeyondThePolice @ElyotWren No, it was clearly shown to be a lie to scare people into cyber conversion.
In the very first episode, Missy was introduced by welcoming the Half-Face Man into "Heaven". The theme has come up in half of the episodes since then, and people have died in nearly every episode. Knowing that the subject was coming up, why would anyone watch the episode if they thought that it might be uncomfortable or offensive?
@Ottoman14 They're both fantasy.
@pats86 I find it rather ironic that the people who complain the most about "political correctness"—a meaningless phrase which is typically used to attack supposedly "over-offended" people—seem to be the most offended about everything.
You might find this definition interesting:
"the avoidance, often considered as taken to extremes, of forms of
expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or
insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated
Notice that it doesn't say "forms of expression or action that are perceived to include groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated
against." That definition is a new twist: a logical fallacy used to rationalize bigotry and make equality sound like an Orwellian dystopia. Using the term "political correctness" as justification for censoring differing opinions—yes, that is exactly what you're doing when you say that these subjects shouldn't be on Doctor Who—is political correctness itself. See the irony yet?
Back on the topic of Doctor Who, Moffat is hardly the type to include anything in his stories to "appease" anyone. The simple fact is that he decided to make this incarnation of the Master female. That's it. There's no "we must have a female Doctor brigade" standing behind him as he writes, threatening him if he doesn't include your so-called "political correctness". As the producer, head writer, and showrunner, these are his decisions and his alone.
"Point is the Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans, The Master and all the rest of
them have not killed the Doctor, but the way it's going political
correctness is. Why can't people see this ?"
Sorry, no one will ever be able to see something that isn't there.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on A Study of Regeneration: Lord or Lady?
@PaddyB Your description of a "default Timelord" sounds like the Flesh.
@Hoorn @Ottoman14 No. Capaldi is the Doctor. We saw him regenerate, so he can't be the Valeyard.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Introduction to Dark Water
@jg007k Why can't she be the woman in the shop?
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Dark Water Advance Preview
@cathasach @A Friend of the Ood is in your wall! :O @guyroul To casual fans, the plot twist in Utopia would have been that the sweet old Professor Yana is actually a villain from the Doctor's past. Since we already know that Missy is most likely a villain from the Doctor's past, calling her "The Rani" would be just giving her another name (for casual fans), and would seem almost irrelevant.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on BBC Confirms Hour Long Series 8 Finale
@TazminDaytime We saw Smith regenerate into Capaldi. Capaldi is the Doctor.