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@cyberdalek too terrifying to exist Completely agree. I think Gallifrey could genuinely stay lost for a few more years, maybe even another decade (yeah, seriously!) and then we can have just a solid series of the Doctor coping with the destruction that the planet's return will inevitably cause.
2 weeks ago on 9 Predictions for Doctor Who Series 9…
It would suggest a new companion...
I am a huge fan of Clara (and have been since she first appeared upon our screens)... And that is why I really hope she leaves at Christmas.
She has had a wonderful run, but she has already decided to leave the Doctor, then changed her mind, too many times. It's getting repetitive and unnecessary, and I don't think Jenna deserves her character to go down in Who History as 'the one who kept leaving and coming back and leaving again'. She's wonderful, and that's why she's got to go, while we still think she's wonderful.
1 month ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed
@LordWhovian The gun, I believe, is a balloon. Worry not, dear friend.
1 month, 1 week ago on Last Christmas New Clip
@ilyootha Even if it was just a different Doctor in each pack, that would be enough! Just SOMETHING!!!
2 months, 1 week ago on Lego Doctor Who Sets Could Still Happen
@The Lazy Cat Has Attack Eyebrows If they released a LEGO Doctor Who game, I would actually buy an X-box just so that I could play it!!!
@YaelMoise @TheOncomingHurricane Captain Jack Harkness, I think...
@the dark side @ohjanetoh @Mercy Reborn2 I suppose that supports the idea. Perhaps Seb is actually trying to escape from the Nethersphere, and used his (apparent) technological skills to manufacture Gus to get hold of the technology?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Death in Heaven Advance Review
@The Gray Box Yes, that was from 'Into the Dalek' where they were moving through the 'pupil' part of the eyestalk.
Indeed, I think we've now seen all the clips - I don't think there were any from Death in Heaven.
@MasterOfHandles @consultingtimelord63 The Captain of the Guard's name was Quell, I'm afraid, not Quail.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #2)
@StephenColeman I miss the original Cybermen from 'The Tenth Planet'. I've really disliked all of the variations since.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Dark Water Advance Preview
@Amy Pond: Seb Detective I really want Seb to become a companion. From that brief clip we've seen so far, he reminds me of a cross between Turlough and Harry Sullivan. I'd love for the next companion to not be from modern day Earth - it would bring back that classic aspect of the Doctor actually showing people the world, and teaching them about Earth.
@jg007k @dewyjns So do I, but I really hope not. Moffat said that the reveal that Gallifrey was the start of a second chapter for the Doctor. I'd be pretty damn upset if that chapter lasted about one year.
@TheDreamer... the Oncoming Planeteer. Someone said once that:
1) Valeyard is between 12th and 13th incarnation
2) Matt Smith was technically the 13th incarnation
3) Peter Capaldi is officially the 12th Doctor
4) The Valeyard came from the Smith-Capaldi regeneration, because it was between the 12th and 13th (or, more specifically, the 13th and 12th) incarnations.
@3rdDalektotheLeft ... is hyped for Dark Water! The comments about 'my boyfriend' and 'he loves me' could be the fact that the Doctor loves himself so much, and this has transferred over to the Valeyard in an increasingly delusional way.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Dark Water Clip
@Harry doctor who Potter Well, according to the BBC website, Clara's gran does appear in the episode... We've all been so blind not to realise this!!! It's Clara's gran, and Seb is the Trickster, and when the policeman looked out the window, he saw the Kandyman!!! It all makes sense, now!!!
(On a slightly more (but never too) serious note, it is my firm belief that Missy is the Valeyard, but will have chosen the name to trick the Doctor (and the fans) into thinking she's the Master. No matter who she is, I would be surprised if that obvious link were not addressed.)
@Clara Laurinda @supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @Antee991166 I'm struggling with mine. It's sort of like this:
1) Jon Pertwee / Early Tom Baker
2.5) Peter Capaldi
3.25) Paul McGann
4.8) Early David Tennant / Peter Davison
6) Matt Smith / William Hartnell
7) Literally all of the others (yes, even Colin.)
Infinite) The last 3 minutes of David Tennant in TEOT
3 months, 1 week ago on Flatline Review
@The Finn @mrpaddy1984 And at least part of me suspects that he will...
3 months, 1 week ago on Details on Episodes 9-12 of Series 8
DWTV - Some other sites have posted full videos of Foxes singing the song, which lasts just over 2 minutes. Is this actually shown in full during the episode?
(Aware you probably can't say, but I'm really just hoping that it is featured in full, but worried it might slow the episode too much judging by the released clips...)
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Clip & Intro
@ Notsosmartguy But didn't Capaldi mention her in the Intro...? It's so confusing - they probably did it deliberately, just to infuriate us a bit more!
@Planet of the Deaf @The Abominable Zombie SPOILER ALERT!!!
If you go to the BBC website, and click onto the page for Mummy On The Orient Express, there's an interesting thing about the cast list...
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014): What We Know UPDATE
@bilalkilic61 Also a Veil, Sensorite, a Raxacoricofallapatorian (probably a Slitheen), a Terileptil, and the Trickster. But I'm not sure what the drawn character is...
4 months, 1 week ago on Next Time: Time Heist
Veil - Sensorite - Captain John Hart - unknown - Slitheen - Terileptil - Trickster.
@MrRazza, Investigating Missy and Mr Pink I completely agree! They could just have cut that single second where the head and neck are severed, just showing the sword being swiped in the Sheriff's direction then the head rolling away. They cut too much, and the line later felt random, not subtle or anything like that.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Robot of Sherwood: What Was Cut
@'Cos Guess Who? Ha! I think that it will be handled better than many, provided she now doesn't appear until the 4th or 5th episode. And I also predict an appearance in the 8th episode - someone on the train (Frank Skinner, Foxes, etc.) sacrificing themselves to save the Doctor, perhaps? Then, nothing until the Doctor and her actually meet.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on The Series 8 Arc: A Match Made In Heaven?
I've loved all of the Gatiss-penned episodes. I think they only go wrong when the wrong people are cast or the director messes up.
Really looking forward to Robot of Sherwood, and expecting a classic Gatiss twist somewhere in there. Also, it'll be good to see a lighter side of the Twelfth Doctor. Capaldi would never last long if he's only known for being darker.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Robot of Sherwood Spoiler-Free Review
@Gustaff @supermoff of Sherwood I do remember reading in a review that (possible spoilers ahead) there was a reference to a Hartnell story, and a Troughton story.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Robot of Sherwood – 12 Hints & Teasers
@Exxilon5 @The_War_Braden Which, I also think, is a Hell of a lot better than X-Factor.
I don't know the best thing to do, but I do know that Who returns... Who prevails... Resistance is futile...
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Into the Dalek UK Ratings
From viewing the comments on other sites, I fear I am one of a minority in this opinion, but I do think that the episode pulled off all of the above perfectly. The pacing was tremendous, and the actual message the the Dalek gave was just chilling!
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Into The Dalek: A Recipe for Success
@Sam Davern That's what I'm hoping. Having Robin Hood as a real person would just not feel right - like, if they actually showed the Doctor meeting Father Christmas, rather than just joking about it in a few Christmas specials.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Next Time: Robot of Sherwood
@The Lazy Cat Oh, and Capaldi's expression while she's doing it is priceless!
Bonus 2: DO NOT TRUST THE DOCTOR
The letters just need to be replaced by random others, e.g. W=D, G=T, etc.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Into the Dalek – 12 Hints & Teasers
@A Friend of the Ood @StephenAHayes But, alas, in the end, their exit was to be, in my opinion, just awful. They didn't actually die (DAMN YOU, MOFFAT!!!) The Weeping Angels were not scary (DAMN YOU, MOFFAT!!!) They wasted Mike McShane's character (DAMN YOU, MOFFAT!!!) And they made the Statue of Liberty - a metal, hollow statue built in France - a Weeping Angel (DAMN YOU, MOFFAT!!!)
I have to give it one of my lowest ever ratings for Doctor Who: 7 out of 10. Perhaps a tad harsh, but I really don't think it deserves anything more.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Anticipating Breath, Dalek, Robots, Listen, Heist & Caretaker
@The Finn I'm glad to see I wasn't the only person thinking like this!
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath
@MeglosProductions @mrpaddy1984 I actually prefer Love And Monsters, The Twin Dilemma, and Time And The Rani, to the incomprehensible nonsense of JTTCOTT. I mean, the Doctor literally climbed into the crack in space and time, which should have erased him completely, and yet, somehow, he was able to drag himself back out at the perfect moment to save the day, and use wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey deus ex-machina paradoxical nonsense to prevent any of the stuff in the episode from actually having happened. I wish I could do the same...
5 months ago on Into The Dalek Clips
@Greempa I completely agree.
Also - forgive me if I'm wrong - it wouldn't have been Mark Gatiss who chose to have the multi-coloured Daleks. Moffat probably told him to write a new type of more deadly Dalek into the show, Gatiss agreed, and then some nutter in the props department had a nervous breakdown and made them rainbow pepperpots, but because his mother just died, neither Moffat or Gatiss were willing to tell him to change it.
5 months ago on Robot of Sherwood BBC Synopsis
The only criticism I can find with the episode is that Capadi's Doctor didn't appear on-screen nearly enough. Other than that, I think it was perfect; there wasn't too much Strax-slapstick, the Matt Smith cameo didn't feel as random or awkward as I thought it would be, the Missy appearance was genuinely a surprise and hadn't been rumoured beforehand, the Sonic Screwdriver wasn't being used to save the world every few seconds, the clockwork droids were brought back in a tasteful fashion, and Capaldi was far better than I ever imagined (and I really did imagine that he'd be fantastic).
Best series-opener in New Who... Perhaps even the best introduction to a new Doctor since Spearhead from Space (not counting Day of the Doctor).
I cannot wait for Saturday!
5 months ago on 2nd Opinion: Deep Breath
@Master Michael Moon The other clip they've released, where the Doctor is introduced to the Dalek as his patient (and no Clara is in sight), certainly seems to suggest this to me.
@TomLong2 Are you talking generally, or just in these clips? If it's the latter, then it will be clearer when you see it on television. If it's the former, then you might consider increasing the volume and adjusting the TV settings - that certainly helped me understand his strong Scottish speaking.
@Antee991166 I'm more concerned about the Cybermen. I genuinely don't there has been a decent Cyberman episode since 'The Invasion', back in the Troughton era. I have often contemplated submitting an article for DWTV on the subject...
@Half-Faced Man @Seaborn W Deadman I interpretted it as the Half-Face Man having become human enough to get to Heaven, and maybe that's why he was making himself human - so that he could one day get to the Promised Land, which is only promised to living creatures, as opposed to mechanical men.
5 months ago on Whodunnit? The Fate of the Half-Face Man
I just hope that Moffat doesn't actually show us what happened. It would take all of the mystery out of it, like when he showed us what 11 saw in the Hotel Room.
I don't actually want to know what happened. Either way, the Doctor was responsible. We don't need to know the exact details, we just need to know that this Doctor takes no prisoners.
@parrot999 The way she said (of the Doctor's accent), "I think I might keep it", suggesting the Valeyard to me.
5 months ago on 12 Great Moments From Deep Breath
I think that if she is a character we've already met, it's most likely to be the Valeyard. After all, she says, "I rather like [the Doctor's new] accent. I think I might keep it!"
Who knows, eh? Who knows...
5 months ago on Introducing Missy the “Gatekeeper”: Who is She?
@DrunkenDalek Or, when these people are taken to this 'Heaven', they are actually being converted???
5 months, 1 week ago on Moffat Previews Series 8 in Radio Times
@supermoff @Mark McCullough It also makes Gatiss the first person ever to write and appear in the same Doctor Who episode (Victory of the Daleks)!
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who and the Doppelganger Dilemma
@Sephora36 I can see what you mean, but at the same time, I think most of the examples you've mentioned were completely undermined by really daft plot twists, deus ex machina, and endings that are always far too happy without being remotely uplifting. A return to the tone of episodes like 'Genesis of the Daleks' and 'Caves of Androzani' would be perfect for Capaldi's Doctor, and a refreshing change from Smith's mostly light-hearted tone.
7 months ago on Should Doctor Who Adopt a Darker Tone?
@The Watchful Guardian At the same time, the Master has always known the Doctor, ever since they were children. It's been implied - and Jon Pertwee even wanted it to be stated outright - that they are actually brothers! So, you'd expect the Master to know if the Doctor was lying about being half-human, and he'd know if the Doctor had done something to trick him into believing it, etc.
Oh, who knows, eh? Who knows...?
8 months, 3 weeks ago on RTD: Fans Can’t Ignore “Half-Human” Doctor
@OzGirl Could also explain why The Woman (who we can assume that the Doctor's mother) in 'The End of Time' was so horrified by the idea of war. Her human side gave her the sense, and the logic, to realise that the return of Gallifrey was a terrible, terrible idea...
I only hope that Moffatt has the same sense and logic, and doesn't just bring back Gallifrey at the end of the next series...!!!
@DrunkenDalek For me, it was a little bit like that. I went through 'PLEASE NO!!!' when it was rumoured, 'WHY GOD WHY?!?!?' when it was announced... and then the moment he walked out onto the stage, I thought, "Oh. Actually..."
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Tom Riley on his Series 8 Role & Capaldi
@GeorgeMachinNZ @mczolly Let's also remember that they originally intended a poster of the spin-off movies to appear in Day of The Doctor. Who knows what the Whoniverse contains, eh? Who knows? Who knows???
9 months, 1 week ago on Celebrating David Bradley