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I'm with Moffat on this one. Using the actors's names is actually better than numbers which are very impersonal. And the only problem would be when they start having the same name (like Baker) but then they could use the surname too.

But on the other side if I remembered all the different people who used to be me I would need some way to distinguish between them and in that case numbers would be handy. That's why I thought he called himself the Eleventh Doctor, the eleventh face in The Lodger.

7 hours, 1 minute ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title

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I'm not sure I could survive the heartbreak. 

1 day, 3 hours ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8

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I think that would be predictable and Moffat is not predictable.

1 day, 3 hours ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8

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The Robin Hood episode is written by Gatiss not Moffat (who can do funny very well in my opinion).

And don't worry, there won't be any foxes singing.


1 day, 3 hours ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8

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I must admit I've never managed to be patient enough to watch Lord of the Rings especially with all the advertisments they put on TV. It just seems endless. But I plan to read the books this summer.

1 day, 6 hours ago on Moffat: Peter Jackson Episode Will Probably Happen

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I feel we are all going to miss Confidential this series even more than usually. New Doctor, new exciting monsters and we will only have those 10 minutes behind the scenes videos. I mean Ihope we'll still get those even thougfh they're not that great. Better than nothing I suppose.

1 day, 6 hours ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8

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All these episodes sound amazing but apart from Capadi's first episode (which will surely be amazing) I'm really looking foward to Listen (ep4) Time Heist (ep5) and the finale sounds amazing too.

1 day, 7 hours ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8

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Me too especially since Gatiss is so good at writing episodes set in the past. But I'd like him to take the challange and write one set on am alien planet in the future because since it's pretty likely he could be the next head writer, he needs to write stories which are not set on Earth too.

1 day, 7 hours ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8

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Only one month to go until Doctor Who starts!

1 day, 7 hours ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8

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Yeah but a Doctor Who bank heist has to be good...

1 day, 7 hours ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8

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Clara's a control freak I'm not sure Danny will be very independent.

1 day, 6 hours ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8

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I really hope this isn't Clara's last series, she's my favourite companion and I don't want to see her go. But if she does plan to leave I'd rather it happened at the end of S8 because I didn't like the half series thing they did with Amy and Rory. Anyway that would probably not work since it's unlikely S9 will be split.

And it would be cool if her departure were kept secret just like her first appearence in Asylum was. Not very likely to happen (especially since the BBC seem unable to keep things secret lately) but if it did it would probably be the best comanion exit in New Who. 

Just don't kill her. She has died so mant times, I think Clara desreves a happy ending.

1 day, 6 hours ago on SFX #251 Previews Series 8

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I would buy this only for the readthrough, that used to be my favouite part of Confidential.

1 day, 6 hours ago on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray

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Great article! Never thought about this before, it's very interesting and it makes sense for the TARDIS to choose an interiot in accordance with the Doctor's current regeneration.

2 days, 5 hours ago on How does the TARDIS reflect the Doctor?

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More Troughton please! He's my favourite Doctor from the Classic series.

2 days, 6 hours ago on Colin Baker on Five(ish) Doctors Sequel

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My favourite interior was the Ninth/Tenth Doctor too. It was the first one I've seen and it stuck in my mind it seemed so alive, warm, welcoming and magical at the same time.

2 days, 3 hours ago on How does the TARDIS reflect the Doctor? (Part 2)

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Very interesting and well researched article! I didn't know about the series 27 TARDIS and I've heard about Shada but I've never seen how the TARDIS looked like.


2 days, 3 hours ago on How does the TARDIS reflect the Doctor? (Part 2)

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It was a Blue Peter contest. I think there was quite a lot of interest in the matter at the time, especially since the expectations were really high for Gaiman's first episode.

2 days, 3 hours ago on How does the TARDIS reflect the Doctor? (Part 2)

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What I don't get is this obsession with series 8 being "darker". I like Doctor Who as it is.

3 days, 7 hours ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences

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Clara is "landed with a Doctor who barely registers she's a girl". He and Strax will get along just fine.

3 days, 7 hours ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences

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I'd love to see Clara's grandmother again.

3 days, 7 hours ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences

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I'm confident The Twelfth Doctor and Clara will get along very well, there won't be any of that underlying romantic tension, they'll just be good pals.

I think the Doctor cares a lot about Clara and he's very grateful to her, so he won't want to make her feel sad and he'll take good care of her. And anyway you can say Clara is more mature now, she has seen quite a lot of things so she'll be able to manage situations better.

3 days, 7 hours ago on Moffat: Series 8 Not A Fairytale, There Are Consequences

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Lovely cover! Can't wait to see Capaldi in action and it's nice they've got a great new picture of him. This one looks more interesting than the first.

3 days, 7 hours ago on DWM #476: “Am I A Good Man?”

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The Eleventh Doctor is wearing a Time Lord costume now. Time Lord costumes are cool.

He looks like a wizard I half expected to see a wand in his hand.

4 days, 4 hours ago on Weird and Wonderful

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That scream picture is seriously creepy! *shivers*

4 days, 4 hours ago on Weird and Wonderful

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No matter what anyone says I love the sonic and I don't want to see it killed as I feel it has become almost as iconic to the show as the TARDIS. 

But I do agree it shouldn't resolve stories unless it really fits in with the plot. That's not it's purpose and I don't think it's why it was designed. It's a cool gadget to unlock doors and save lots of time in stories and I can't get enough of it really.. 

5 days, 3 hours ago on Doctor Who’s Biggest Deus Ex Machina

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I loved The Invasion it's one of my favourite Troughton episodes! Can't wait to see the series finale, it certainly looks exciting.

5 days, 5 hours ago on Cybermen Invade London (Again!)

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Yeah, but I'd rather have a great episode where the Cybermen can shine. They need to be restored to their former glory, we can save the Master for series 9.

5 days, 5 hours ago on Cybermen Invade London (Again!)

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Tomb and The Invasion are my favourite Cybermen episodes but I hacen't yet seen Earthshock.

5 days, 5 hours ago on Cybermen Invade London (Again!)

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If Confidential still existed they could have done a sprecial episode on the 10th anniversary with interviews from all the Doctors, RTD, producers, writers and so on.

6 days, 3 hours ago on Will There Be a 10th Anniversary Special for the Revival?

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Fact of the matter is there should be such an episode next year because without the reboot there simply would have been no 50th no Eccleston, Tennant, Smith and Capaldi. And that's a terrifying thought. Just call it a "special" and give it an epic name.

Plus, there won't be any cause for celebration until 2023 so, I think they should go for it.

6 days, 4 hours ago on Will There Be a 10th Anniversary Special for the Revival?

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It's strange for me but I'm really looking foward to Capaldi and because we've had all this time to clear our minds and chill out after last last year I can't wait to see him in action. There has been an year since he was announced, people have had enough time to adjust to the change.

6 days, 7 hours ago on Barrowman on Jack’s Future, Capaldi Critics

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I kind of got tired of all the flirting at times but his immortality was a nice idea to be explored and I liked the fact that he cared a lot about his Torchwood team. 

6 days, 7 hours ago on Barrowman on Jack’s Future, Capaldi Critics

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I'm confident at least some of them will change their minds after they actually see him as the Doctor. Assuming of course they will continue to watch the show...

6 days, 7 hours ago on Barrowman on Jack’s Future, Capaldi Critics

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Jack first appeared in Moffat's episode The Empty Child. There is no reason why he wouldn't like to bring back the character, should there be a good story.

6 days, 7 hours ago on Barrowman on Jack’s Future, Capaldi Critics

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Wow, I've never realised it but you're right. I've seen all these stories apart from The Dalek Master Plan and I loved them all but especially The Invasion, Evil of the Daleks (I'm a big Patrick Troughton fan). We know at the least the series 8 finale will be a two-parter so I'm looking foward to it.

1 week, 1 day ago on Are Longer Stories Better? Five Classics

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Yep, I absolutly love the Second Doctor but I struggled to watch the War Games, it would have worked better if it were shorter, all that time zones thing got a bit repetative at times. Still, it was a good story with great ideas but I'd say the last two parts were the best for obvious reasons.

1 week, 1 day ago on Are Longer Stories Better? Five Classics

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What I don't get is that if making a two-parter and two standalone episodes costs the same why not choose the first option? Those are the kind of episodes fans love, they have been in the the show since the beginning. It's a shame that this sort of decions is made on account of viewing figures (which apparently are lower for the second episode).

1 week, 1 day ago on Are Longer Stories Better? Five Classics

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Great article but I don't think that the Doctor - Clara relationship will be similar to that of a mentor-student. Frankly I wouldn't like that very much, I think they'll just be best pals.

I think she will be more like Sarah Jane always questioning the Doctor, undertanding him very well and challenging him at the same time.

1 week, 1 day ago on How Far Into Darkness will the 12th Doctor Take Us?

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Plus he's got a great voice. And he was amazing in School Reunion and as Uther Pendragon.

1 week, 1 day ago on McGann: Charles Dance Would Be a Great Master

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He'd be great, he even has that superior look and the right beard for the job. But I still think that Capaldi would suit a younger Master better.

1 week, 1 day ago on McGann: Charles Dance Would Be a Great Master

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The Doctor looks downright creepy in the Crawling Terror book. The synopsis sounds great but these are all standard publicity pics I wish they would have done something more original. And it's really funny how Capaldi's hand gesture is fitted into the jail bars.

1 week, 2 days ago on First 12th Doctor Novels Detailed

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Silhouette sounds like a detective story and I love detective stories. 

1 week, 2 days ago on First 12th Doctor Novels Detailed

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The Snowmen is Strax's funniest episode in my opinion.

1 week, 3 days ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown

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Is it just me or does it seem like such a long time ago that he was announced? It's almost a year later that we get to actually see him be the Doctor. The expectations have really been building but by the looks of this trailer, he will be fantastic.

1 week, 3 days ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown

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And almost 1 million views on YouTube in 24 hours.

1 week, 3 days ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown

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Well Strax is funny, Jenny is lovely and kind and Vastra, well she's the Lizard Detective. I'm nor crazy about them myself, but they don't annoy me either. So far they have been very well handled in scripts.

1 week, 3 days ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown

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Yeah it's the sort of stunts Moffat likes to pull and it's very unlikely it's the main villain. It's just a great idea and I can't wait to see how it's included in the episode.

1 week, 3 days ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown

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That blue-eyed alien is seriously creepy! And if that's the monster chasing them through Coal Hill school, it's going to be a very scary episode. 

And I should say I've watched School Reunion as a child and the idea that there were monsters in the school at night stuck in my mind for a very long time.

1 week, 3 days ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown

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He finally decided to follow River's advice from Day of the Moon. 

1 week, 3 days ago on Series 8 Launch Trailer Breakdown

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