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@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 hours, 6 minutes ago on BBC Confirms Hour Long Series 8 Finale

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@TazminDaytime We saw Smith regenerate into Capaldi. Capaldi is the Doctor.

2 hours, 55 minutes ago on Introduction to Dark Water

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@TazminDaytime I don't want a trailer. I want to have no idea what will happen in the finale.

2 hours, 55 minutes ago on Introduction to Dark Water

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@GeoffBrenneman It's all just a bunch of rumours and speculation.

1 day ago on Introducing Missy the “Gatekeeper”: Who is She?

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@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.

1 day, 4 hours ago on BBC Confirms Hour Long Series 8 Finale

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@Mercy Reborn2 That still leaves the whole "Clara never existed" thing...

2 days ago on Pulling the Strings: The Unsolved Clara Mystery (Part 1)

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@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.

2 days ago on Pulling the Strings: The Unsolved Clara Mystery (Part 1)

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@Planet of the Deaf I somehow completely forgot about Orson! A Moffat-written episode with a huge plot twist? That can't be insignificant.

2 days ago on Pulling the Strings: The Unsolved Clara Mystery (Part 1)

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@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.

2 days ago on Pulling the Strings: The Unsolved Clara Mystery (Part 1)

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@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..

2 days ago on Series 8 Filming: Finale Clue

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@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?

2 days ago on Dark Water Advance Preview

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@MaraBackman The head is classic '60s Cyberman. I just don't care for the rest of it.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on DWM #479: Heaven or Hell?

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@The12thDimension I hope not. That would be too predictable.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on DWM #479: Heaven or Hell?

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@Moffat'sLittleHelper - is painted on a wall! We haven't had a really great Cyberman episode since The Invasion. I was -29...

2 weeks, 4 days ago on DWM #479: Heaven or Hell?

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@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.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on DWM #479: Heaven or Hell?

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@Browncoat of arms @Deus_Ex_Machina A lot of them are from Big Finish, books, or comics.

3 weeks ago on Is Courtney Woods a Companion?

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@Deus_Ex_Machina Then why are Angie and Artie on the list?

3 weeks ago on Is Courtney Woods a Companion?

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@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.

3 weeks ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Clip & Intro

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@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.

3 weeks ago on The Series 8 Title Sequence

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@ Notsosmartguy  @What a roller coaster! That is assuming your theory is correct (I hope it is).

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Clip & Intro

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@ShameOnSM I didn't know it needed to be "much more recognised".

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Downey Jr on Who Role: “Anything’s possible”

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@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! Handles is simultaneously a one-off companion and the longest full time companion ever.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Is Courtney Woods a Companion?

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@hirotan69er "grows up accidentally"

Um...what?

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Is Courtney Woods a Companion?

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@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.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Clip & Intro

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@NameOfDoctorHere I think the "regular death" could work well. No one around the victim will know why they just suddenly died, which could add some dramatic irony as the characters try to figure out what's going on while more and more people are dying.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Clip & Intro

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@Angie Whodini will foretell... YOUR DEATH! Anticlimactic? She couldn't escape. No one could help because only she could see it. I thought it was horrifying!

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Clip & Intro

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@NameOfDoctorHere Not another Doctor death...

3 weeks, 1 day ago on In the Forest of the Night Official Synopsis

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@JoshThomas This comment is even better when you consider that this was rumored to be the Peter Jackson episode before it was announced who was writing and directing it.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on In the Forest of the Night Official Synopsis

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"... only this one is inexplicably riding through space (enjoy that one science fans)."

I know this comment wasn't meant to be taken seriously, but I still feel this needs to be said: since the episode is clearly meant to be more fantastical, I don't think anyone will have a problem with it. Kill the Moon gave bad scientific explanations in an episode that originally looked to be science fiction.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Advance Review

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@Benvenfold I'm doing the same, except I'm still watching the Next Time trailers. This week I couldn't resist and looked at only the rating, but didn't read any details and didn't know anything about it before the Next Time trailer, so I'm almost as unspoiled as a casual fan :)

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Advance Review

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@Gallade Zero I don't see how having American actors on the show would "Americanize" it any more than having an Australian on the show "Australianized" it.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Downey Jr on Who Role: “Anything’s possible”

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@Deus_Ex_Machina If this is true, I'm surprised they couldn't figure it out when she kept slipping back into her English accent...

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Downey Jr on Who Role: “Anything’s possible”

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@mayotango131 What about Iron Man 1 and 2?

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Downey Jr on Who Role: “Anything’s possible”

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@NameOfDoctorHere "... a role in Doctor Who ..."

I think he's talking about appearing as a guest star, not taking the role of the 13th Doctor.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Downey Jr on Who Role: “Anything’s possible”

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@Oliver J. "cool" Probably something like this:

Redshirt: "It's the mummy!"

*dies 66 seconds later*


3 weeks, 2 days ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Advance Review

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@Amy says Peter Davison is the Thirteenth Doctor! Weeping angels don't try to be scientifically accurate. "Quantum locked" is the only explanation we get. When they give us an actual scientific explanation ("unicellular"), I expect it to make sense.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who and The Hype Train

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@Clara Who is pushed beyond, fascinated No More Although there are some who will completely dismiss an episode as being "the worst" just because of one flaw, they are a minority. As much as I've discussed the flaws in the science, I still enjoyed most of the episode and gave it a 7/10. I'm sure that's not too far off from most of the other people complaining about the science.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who and The Hype Train

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@OzGirl It's our universe, only a parallel version. Same science and logic, only the history changes.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Doctor Who and The Hype Train

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@JimForbes @A Friend of the Ood saw the mummy! :O @OzGirl An alien having more advanced technology isn't hard to accept. Unfortunately, giant "unicellular" spiders just don't make sense no matter how advanced the technology is.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Doctor Who and The Hype Train

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@The Administrator @A Friend of the Ood saw the mummy! :O @OzGirl  I'll accept that, somehow, it can lay an egg immediately after hatching. That doesn't defy the laws of physics and, as you said, it's an alien. That part doesn't bother me as much. But an animal that hatches from an egg is smaller than the egg it hatches from; therefore, it shouldn't be possible for it to lay an egg of the same size as the one it hatched from. That would be like trying to fit an airplane through the TARDIS doors: even there's enough space inside (this is assuming the alien is somehow bigger on the inside), it can't fit through such a small gap.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Doctor Who and The Hype Train

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@TheNightmareChild will ascertain its true nature How's this:

www. youtube.com/watch?v=bi9ynkfvGX4

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Doctor Who and The Hype Train

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@troughton who? There's a difference between saying that an alien character has highly advanced technology and saying that giant spiders are unicellular.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Doctor Who and The Hype Train

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@OzGirl Doctor Who is set in our universe. They were on the moon. The "science" shouldn't contradict reality. There aren't unicellular organisms with teeth and eyes that can make webs; it's scientifically impossible. Animals don't lay eggs the size of the egg they hatched from immediately after hatching; it's scientifically impossible. While I agree that the story and characters are more important than getting every detail completely accurate, it still needs to be somewhat plausible to be good science fiction. Such obvious basic scientific errors distract from the story and make it harder to suspend disbelief.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Doctor Who and The Hype Train

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@Pockydon I didn't expect "big epic tumblr moments" (what does that even mean?), it just didn't live up to the hype. DWTV gave it a 10/10 and I heard some very positive things before watching it. I expected something as good as Listen. Instead, it was a perfectly average episode with quite a few flaws. That's not to say it was terrible. I enjoyed most of it, especially the first half with the terrifying spiders and the claustrophobic atmosphere and flickering lights.

The end is where it all fell apart for me, with the Doctor's sudden "I actually knew what this was all along. Everyone's safe and always has been" moment being an incredibly disappointing and anticlimactic resolution, especially after so much was made about his reluctance to make a decision. It didn't help that this was followed by Clara being irrationally angry that he saved the world by letting the moon thing live, which she wanted anyway.


The science of the episode was also hugely flawed. How were the spiders unicellular when they were nearly the size of a human and had teeth, legs, etc? How does a newly hatched animal lay an egg the same size as the egg it hatched from immediately after hatching?


It was an entertaining episode with a creepy atmosphere, some great lines, and interesting concepts. I just don't feel that it deserved anywhere close to a 10/10 rating nor the massive hype it had for the last few days before airing; therefore, it did not meet my expectations.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon

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@Adric the Genius Maybe in the future that rule changes.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Kill the Moon – 12 Hints & Teasers

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From best to worst:

Series 4

Series 5

Series 8

Series 1

Series 3

Series 2

Series 6

Series 7

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Thoughts on Series 8 at the Halfway Point

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@Warisfiller @Oodkind is nuking spiders. How has Capaldi been pushed to the side? Deep Breath had plenty of scenes with just him alone. The Doctor and Clara seem more like a team rather than the usual "superhero and his sidekick". If anything, it reminds me of the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane.

4 weeks ago on Flatline Official Synopsis

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@Malohkeh That doesn't necessarily mean she dies.

4 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE

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