A Friend of the Ood
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@ilyootha @Clara Bosswald @GOLDTARDIS "The Moment is coming...but I'm just a temp! From Chiswick!"
1 hour, 50 minutes ago on Tate: Donna Return Unlikely
@Shane Michaels Considering half of those are dead, that would have to be in some sort of afterlife...
1 hour, 52 minutes ago on Tate: Donna Return Unlikely
@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.
2 hours ago on Tate: Donna Return Unlikely
@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 days, 6 hours 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.
1 week 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.
1 week, 1 day 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.
1 week, 6 days 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".
2 weeks, 2 days 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.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on 2014 Christmas Special Plot Hints
@Doctavarium @TheNightmareChild Of course you don't, Osgood. ;)
2 weeks, 3 days 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
2 weeks, 6 days 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.
3 weeks ago on What Further Secrets do Missy & Seb Hide?
@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.
3 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.
3 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.
3 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.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Introduction to Dark Water
@jg007k Why can't she be the woman in the shop?
3 weeks, 4 days 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.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on BBC Confirms Hour Long Series 8 Finale
@TazminDaytime We saw Smith regenerate into Capaldi. Capaldi is the Doctor.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Introduction to Dark Water
@TazminDaytime I don't want a trailer. I want to have no idea what will happen in the finale.
@GeoffBrenneman It's all just a bunch of rumours and speculation.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Introducing Missy the “Gatekeeper”: Who is She?
@guyroul I agree that the Rani could (and should) be reintroduced, but if that was her true identity, the character would have at least been mentioned before the revelation that Missy is the Rani. Otherwise, the majority of the viewers wouldn't have a clue who she is, nor the significance of it. It would be like if Darth Vader had said, "Luke, I am Deringospink," without a character called Deringospink ever being introduced except in some obscure book published a few decades before the movie. No one would understand why it matters except us.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on BBC Confirms Hour Long Series 8 Finale
@Mercy Reborn2 That still leaves the whole "Clara never existed" thing...
4 weeks ago on Pulling the Strings: The Unsolved Clara Mystery (Part 1)
@The Lazy Cat: Clara Detective @supermoff is now supermissy. River comes up nearly twice as often on his page: 13 times vs Clara's 7. For comparison, Susan came up 6 times; Sarah Jane Smith, Romana, and Donna Noble 3 times each; Martha, Leela, and K9 once each; nothing for Adric.
@LGwalchmai95 What's "3W"?
@Planet of the Deaf I somehow completely forgot about Orson! A Moffat-written episode with a huge plot twist? That can't be insignificant.
@supermoff is now supermissy. This is the only theory I've seen that makes any sense at all. All the River/Master/Rani theories sound like fanfics to me.
@Who Dat 1. River isn't evil.
2. River would have no reason to get the Doctor and Clara together.
3. River used all her regenerations.
4. That would be a disappointing revelation.
5. It's too easy to guess.
As for Missy's dialogue sounding like River's, let's just say that Moffat isn't known for writing a huge variety of female characters..
4 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: Finale Clue
@Mercy Reborn2 When were they linked as kids? How would the Master "put part of himself in the Doctor's brain"? How would that part become a woman?
4 weeks ago on Dark Water Advance Preview
@MaraBackman The head is classic '60s Cyberman. I just don't care for the rest of it.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on DWM #479: Heaven or Hell?
@The12thDimension I hope not. That would be too predictable.
@Moffat'sLittleHelper - is painted on a wall! We haven't had a really great Cyberman episode since The Invasion. I was -29...
@Thewhovianwhowaited We saw the body of the Half-Face Man. We saw part of the cop's burnt corpse. We saw the woman in the Dalek get killed by the thingies.
@Scootersfood has 66 Seconds to live... @Benvenfold You're right. It deserves a 42/10.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express
@Browncoat of arms @Deus_Ex_Machina A lot of them are from Big Finish, books, or comics.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Is Courtney Woods a Companion?
@Deus_Ex_Machina Then why are Angie and Artie on the list?
@Padaster Yep. Also, if she had burned to death or turned to dust, it would have been obvious to the other characters that it was something supernatural. Instead, no one will know that everyone could be in danger until it's too late and everyone is dying.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Clip & Intro
@ScottMadison It started as a fan-made title sequence on YouTube and the response was overwhelmingly positive; so much so that they decided to base the official title sequence on it.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Series 8 Title Sequence
@ Notsosmartguy @What a roller coaster! That is assuming your theory is correct (I hope it is).
@ShameOnSM I didn't know it needed to be "much more recognised".
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Downey Jr on Who Role: “Anything’s possible”
@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! Handles is simultaneously a one-off companion and the longest full time companion ever.
@hirotan69er "grows up accidentally"
@Ivegotkidneys is companionless! @Doctor When Whether or not the actual death was painless is impossible to tell. Either way, the complete helplessness is disturbing. Escape is impossible; death is inevitable.