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@The Exploding TARDIS You're right. I was thinking of the split.
1 day, 5 hours ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter
@Diabetic Adipose We may be up for another "light" year? We're getting a full series this year, plus a Christmas special. The last time that happened was 2010.
2 days, 5 hours ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter
@tleavesdogears The "decline" isn't really much of one when considering iPlayer, internet torrents, DVR recording, and the various other ways people watch the show. Also consider that the show is just starting to become mainstream in America, which has a population nearly five times larger than the UK.
@TomMay Last time, the show was cancelled because some "important" people at the BBC didn't like it and went out of their way to purposely get it cancelled. Now, even if they don't care for the show, I'm sure the appreciate the huge paycheck they get from all the merchandising. Remember, they didn't sell 10 variations of the sonic screwdriver in 1989...
@Mr Pink No one said anything about Capaldi being blamed or insulted and no one is being defensive. I was only pointing out that the sound editing makes it hard to understand them sometimes. I'm an American, but I have no problem understanding him when the music isn't drowning him out.
6 days ago on Is Capaldi’s Accent Causing Issues?
@DaftDalek is Ceter Papaldi We'll find out tomorrow. :)
6 days, 4 hours ago on Listen Clip
@DaftDalek is Ceter Papaldi @Bdransfield Moffat rarely kills off important characters without bringing them back again. He's done that with the Doctor every season so far and then with River Song, The Impossible Girl arc, Strax, and Jenny. Now there's the Heaven arc. That being said, I have loved Series 8 so far and am very curious about Missy and Heaven.
6 days, 3 hours ago on Listen Clip
I sometimes have trouble understanding him, but only when the music is loud and he's talking quietly. It's the bad sound mixing, not Capaldi.
6 days, 4 hours ago on Is Capaldi’s Accent Causing Issues?
@ Notsosmartguy And then there are the Cybermen in the finale. That's 3 separate groups of robots/cyborgs.
1 week, 4 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Robot of Sherwood
@bigmudcake "This thread further demonstrates how spoiling and damaging pre prelease
leaks are to those who want to enjoy the finished product as it is
finally meant to be."
What? The leaked scripts had absolutely no effect on anything. If anyone felt they were spoiled by reading them ahead of time, it's their own fault. It certainly didn't make the episode any less enjoyable for me.
1 week, 4 days ago on Robot of Sherwood: What Was Cut
@DavidWilliamAppleby @Furfie They probably don't still have the Pompeii props. A big circuit board is a very cheap and easy prop to make anyway.
1 week, 4 days ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood
@newhorizons @King Joffery Series 4 is widely considered to be the best of the new series. RTD had his faults, but he didn't reuse the same tropes every series. With Moffat's Who, you know that every series the Doctor will die, there will be a mysterious woman, a timey-wimey paradox will be the main arc, and another timey-wimey paradox will resolve the problem in the finale.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours
@Ottoman14 I may have only started watching last year (which is completely irrelevant), but I've seen all of the new series and most of the classic series, including every Doctor's debut except the 2nd (because it's missing). The Eleventh Hour is still my favourite, and I'm not even a huge fan of Eleven or Moffat. It's just a great episode.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Your Verdict on Deep Breath
@Galax I hope we never get an answer. I like the ambiguity.
@charlottek23 I hope not. Moffat has already done something too similar (Silence in the Library).
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Introducing Missy the “Gatekeeper”: Who is She?
@mayotango131 He didn't hate UNIT, he hated its' militarization. He didn't reject Martha after finding out that she was working for them and he didn't reject Ross either.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on A Study of Pink: Danny Speculation
@Kathrin Lily Franke @jredf2003 I think he's talking about the TARDIS in The Lodger and The Impossible Astronaut. The shape of the console looked sort of like caskets.
@AnthonyJFuchs This is exactly what I was hoping for with this Doctor. He's unpredictable and no longer does what would necessarily be considered "the right thing", but he doesn't carelessly throw away people's lives without good reason. Everything he does is planned in a way that he'll get the job done, and yet the things he does can still shock us because he doesn't normally work like that. It's the reason I love Seven.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Into the Dalek
@Matthewfupp @declanmclean The only time I can remember it being stated that the Daleks have a hive mind is in Asylum. Apart from that episode having continuity problems, I assumed that it was only those Daleks who had a "hive mind" by being connected through whatever system was in the Parliament. Sort of like how you could say people have a "hive mind" through the internet: we get updates on what's happening at the same time and can instantly communicate with anyone about anything.
@Warpstar I guess it depends on what Missy's goal is. If she's just trying to save people, she probably took both of them. If she's trying to use them as an example of what people do because of the Doctor, you might be right.
@Kathrin Lily Franke @jchinuk I don't think the Half-Face Man jumped/was pushed to help people and he ended up in Heaven too.
@The_War_Braden We don't actually know if Ross ended up there or not. They didn't say either way. It's possible that everyone who dies this season will. What if all the death this season is leading up to a big "this is what the Doctor does to people" moment in the finale? Moffat seems to like that sort of thing. That would be more grim and blunt than usual, but he did promise a darker show this year.
@conallmc2013 The Dalek in Dalek still killed dozens of people. Dalek Sec was only good after being transformed into something that wasn't a Dalek anymore.
@Jaylcookie I thought most of the CGI looked good. It's the obvious green screen that I thought needed some work.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Into the Dalek
@The Finn @Padaster
Missy: Welcome to heaven! I hope my boyfriend treated you well, it was hard to tell what was happening. He was so tiny!
Dalek: *flails tentacles*
Missy: *looks disgusted*
Dalek: *continues flailing tentacles*
Missy: You're quite a nasty little creature.
@Goudypies What do any of those episodes have in common besides being in the past?
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Next Time: Robot of Sherwood
@nathanrushton I'm thinking they had her in the first two episodes to get our attention and that she probably won't be in the next few. Maybe a mid-season appearance and one or two near the end to build up to the finale. Then again, this is the man who had cracks in time showing up behind refrigerators...
@Dominic Miller @Joseph Graham I don't remember seeing a Dalek fly in Revelation. I'm certain Remembrance was the first time.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Doctor Who Extra: Into the Dalek
@Oodkind Nothing wrong with a good filler episode. :)
@ThomasOliver10 It's the same place they used for the garden in The Girl Who Waited.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Introducing Missy the “Gatekeeper”: Who is She?
@CharlesHinkle Wait...so we're the villains now?
@Greempa @bl0ndie98 There aren't any that I dislike, it's just that his tend to be forgettable filler episodes. I love Cold War though.
3 weeks ago on Robot of Sherwood BBC Synopsis
@Goldidee Your nine year old is old enough to know about this. It's not an adult theme in any way. You're trying to keep them ignorant from something that is both common and natural. That doesn't solve any problems; it only creates more.
3 weeks ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
@jsx @TheOncomingHurricane "...its not my fault that they are self harming"
Actually, it is. If you, or anyone else, spread hate towards people for something that they didn't choose, can't change, and doesn't hurt anyone else, then yes, you are contributing. You mentioned a friend who committed suicide because she felt like she was treated badly for her beliefs: you're doing the exact same thing to us right now, and then you have the audacity to accuse us of being intolerant. Want to talk about "basic human manners"? Stop insulting people who only wish to be treated with the same respect that you take for granted.
@XanderH I'm an American, but I understood most of it. There were only a few words that were hard to understand when he was talking fast.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Into The Dalek Clips
@Greempa Which one is "that one"?
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Robot of Sherwood BBC Synopsis
@Meh Meh Meh Meh Meh But for everyone to be treated equally, representation is important. And yes, I do want more female writers on Doctor Who. There's no excuse for the fact that every single writer for the last few seasons has been male.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
@kdconod @simon delafield No one is ever "dead and gone" in a show about time travel.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Introducing Missy the “Gatekeeper”: Who is She?
@Oliver J. "cool" @Clara Laurinda @Nicene Nerd It's not a "lifestyle" though. We live our lives exactly the same way you do. It's not something you can even disagree with, it's just how some people are. It can't be chosen or changed.
Yes, I know you're not being hateful about it, and I respect your opinions, but I'm just trying to show you how "I don't agree with the lifestyle" sounds to someone who has to live with it.
@TheDaintyDraper "We live in a time, where this "gay rights" campaign is just a license to indulge in intercourse with a member of the same sex."
No. That's private stuff. No one is "asking for permission".
"My issue with this particular instance is that yes, it's trying to
achieve acceptance in a wider demographic- but to me, it's SM saying
"Look at me! I'm so politically correct! Let me shove gay rights down
your throats!". I don't express contempt for people with a homosexual
orientation, nor do I wish them any harm. I just can't comprehend this
whole gay rights issue."
What we want is to be treated the same as straight people. That's it. Let us get married, adopt, and treat us equally and we'll be happy. No one is shoving anything down your throat.
@Oliver J. "cool" Some people are gay. It's not a choice, so it's not something that you can agree or disagree with.
The episode had Vastra and Jenny as main characters, so of course they're going to mention their relationship.
@jammiedodger001 And the beach in the ship in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship is Bad Wolf Bay.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Introducing Missy the “Gatekeeper”: Who is She?
@TARDlSkey @SonicTheHedgehogRules A "fangirl" doesn't necessarily have to be a girl.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Moffat on THAT Deep Breath Cameo
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! They all have that same flirty and sassy personality.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath
@StephenAHayes The Gunslinger? I didn't know there was a Dark Tower crossover ;)
I do think A Town Called Mercy was better than The Angels Take Manhattan. TATM is almost guaranteed a higher rating, being the Pond's farewell and the end of an era.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Anticipating Breath, Dalek, Robots, Listen, Heist & Caretaker
@AaronMcGahon I don't know about the people on Tumblr, but a lot of people who dislike Moffat actually do have good reasons. I don't recall ever hearing anyone blame Moffat for things like the cinematography or costumes. Complaints about Moffat are, in my experience, about his writing. Nevertheless, even though I don't usually care for Moffat's episodes, I thought Deep Breath was fantastic.
@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey I agree with all the positive things you said, but not the negatives.
1. I'm glad the dinosaur wasn't the focus of the whole episode. I'm not sure how much more they could have done with a big dinosaur in London, especially in a 75 minute episode.
2. I liked that it wasn't just a repeat of The Girl in the Fireplace. They did something new with them without really changing them.
@TheGreatCompanion I'm worried she'll be just another River/Tasha/Kovarian "strong female" archetype. I really wish Moffat would come up with a different type of character.
@TheEyeOfHarmony @DavrosLives It didn't seem like something someone who nearly committed genocide against his own species would do? Besides, we don't actually know if he pushed or not anyway. He could have jumped.
@Kathrin Lily Franke @TheNightmareChild redecorated (You better like it) Companions definitely sleep. Remember Amy and Rory complaining about their bunk bed?
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Deep Breath Clip