Ollie Walton Harrod
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I don't know if a spin-off series is really a good idea.
A reappearance in Doctor Who would be interesting though. Although I'm fine with it just being kleft open really. It means it's a nice thing that can't be ruined.
1 day ago on Davison Wants To See Doctor’s Daughter Spin-Off
@LeslieFarrington I'm not sure why that is even a question (how the Master is a woman).Time People can regenerate into other sexes now. That's been stated in the past, and has been made very official by this.
1 day, 4 hours ago on Clara’s Fate & Series 9 (Spoilers)
@BrianHirsch No offence to you, but I think that is a horrible idea. That would completely mess with the programme's feel of continuity.
1 week, 5 days ago on Russell T Davies Interested in Writing A Doctor Who Movie
Oh no no no no no no no. Please no. Just no. Don't. Leave that idea as an idea, or remove it altogether. But no, don't make a 'Doctor Who' film.
I think it would become way too commercialised.
It probably wouldn't be that good.
Can we just leave it as a television series.
Before 'Last Christmas' I didn't mind whether Clara stayed for a whole series, or left in 'Last Christmas'. I jsut didn't want her staying for half a series. I think if that is done, it will ruin the series. After 'Last Christmas' I am glad Clara is staying, and I hope the nect series is good, and that she doesn't leave mid-series.
As for the 'not fair on the new companion' complaint, they could just have companionless episodes for the second half. I don't like companionless episodes, and that is really a secondary complaint to the first (it would ruin the story arc/feel of continuity), so I think that's a bad idea. I'm just adressing that, in acse someone replies with that.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Is Clara Really in All of Series 9?
@alonsys wants a TARDIS trio for Series 9! (Shona!) @Oodkind Oh please no. I hate it when they mess with original content. ThAt would so ruin past episodes.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Russell T Davies on New Who’s 10th Anniversary
@DWTV is No Thrills DWTV The point (or one point) TheOncomingHurricane is making is that there are other issues that could be adressed, which would make far more original and interesting arguments. It's not true that all people stick to their guns and arguments go in circles. Some do. But if that were the case, I wouldn't bother. I'd just argue on youtube. Debates on here do have people changing other's mind's.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Why We Shouldn’t Hate The Tenth Doctor’s Regeneration
@TheOncomingHurricane @Planet of the Deaf A vague idea of when you'll die and a premonition as to how are different things that and that latter I think is scarier than the first. Particularly since it was the latter of the two (as in, he's already had one). He could simply ignore the first, because there's nothing anyone can do really about that kind of premonition. You would get more paranoid if someone went into more detail of the lead up. He had been made vaguely aware of his regeneration by 'The Next Doctor', and I think it would be good to know that your future self will be a good, interesting person. Given the number of times he's met himself in the past, I don't think that'd be a big issue for him. And in terms of "three episodes later" - That's 3 episodes for you. It could be years for him. It's at least 1 year, if going by actual time (which 'Doctor Who' doesn't really).
I'm not sure I agree with some/a lot of what's being said here. But I don't think there's anything wrong with the regeneration,.and I'm not sure why people can't move on from it. Even if it isn't very good, there are a lot worse things to comment on.
4. Pacing Issues: I don't think that it was as such slow beginnings, but throughout I felt 'Flatline' was a bit slow. Although that is one of my favourites of the series. In terms of its ending, can someone please explain it? The Doctor gives a speech, which was fine, although a little difficult to understand at times. He names them, for some reason. And then emits a pulse thing from the Tardis which gets rid of them. I'm not sure how that last bit made sense.
'In the Forest of the Night' I think was a rubbish episode in general. One of the worst of teh era probably, in my opinion.
3. Hangover's from the Matt Smith era: I completely disagere with the statement that 'Robot of Sherwood' is a Matt Smith type episode. I think it worked very well as a Peter Capaldi episode. The ending certainly was Matt Smith era like. But the rest of it, I liked. I don't think the Twelfth Doctor at all acted like the Eleventh.
Again, with 'In the Forest of the Night', I'd rather that just hadn't been written.
2. Not Enough Actual Villains/Monsters: I'm not sure what exactly the original intent was, with the Sheriff being a robot in 'Robot of Sherwood', but since it turned out as it did, I'd count the Sheriff and the robots as different villains. It's a good point that there should be more deaths in the programme. I thought the Teller was brilliant, even if it wasn't an actual villain. I can't really remember whether Karabraxos counts as a villain. The Cybermen I think were indeed awful. I won't go into detail there.
1. Some of the Writing: Well here I'd just like to start off and say how I think a lot of the Matt Smith episodes lacked good writing. Not most of them. But a significant amount, in my opinion.
'Listen' I thought started out so good. Brilliant. Could've been one of the best. But it deteriorated to mediocre a third of the way through and had an awful ending. Such wasted potential there. I think you could say 'Death in Heaven' was badly written also because it ignored the overdramatised concept of feeling after death, built up in 'Dark Water'.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on The 5 Greatest Weaknesses of Series 8 (Part 2)
I would vote for Missy, but there were times in her performance where her accent kept changing and that left me a bit confused. So I don't think I'll vote.
I expect Missy will win though
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Best of 2014 #2: Recurring Actor
@The12thNothing Jenna Coleman was pretty bad in Series 7, as Clara. I really liked her in 'Asylum of the Daleks' and 'The Snowmen'. But I think her series 7 part 2 time as Clara had her not being very interesting at all.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #1: Lead Actor
I'd like to put Peter Capaldi, but I don't think he's really had enough script to work with, comparedd to Jenna Coleman.
I just think there's no point. I wouldn't say it's confusing. But it's a bit boring to keep having anniversaries. I found the 50th to be incredibly disappointing. So I'm not that psyched for any more.
@TheDoctor1235 a) I don't see how he is considered good looking. He is odd looking.
b) I found series 3 to be awful too. I think 'Sherlock' is incredibly overrated in general. But with series 3, I didn't particularly like any of the episodes.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Battles Sherlock in National Television Awards
@FireplaceGirl Oh okay. Thank you very much for that clarification :)I didn't particularly like 'Vincent and the Doctor'. I get the whole meotional aspect, and that was done very well, and it was sad. But overall I didn't think it was a very good episode. Mostly because the villain wasn't very interesting.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Why I Hate the Tenth Doctor’s Regeneration
@SimonThorpe @Ollie Walton Harrod I'm not saying it was RTD's final story therefore he can do what he want. I'm just saying it's like a big event commemorating the era. And as I don't think it contradicts anything, I think it's fine for it to be there. That was just a little extra clarification to. That's not my main point.
Really. Can people not get over this. Seriously there are many other things that can be criticised.
I think the Ninth Doctor has had the best regeneration so far actually. I can see the problems people have with the Tenth Doctor's. Although I don't agree with some of it. And I don't really like the Eleventh Doctor's regerenation scene. I like the Clocktower bit. But not the Tardis scene. The Ninth Doctor's though I think was done quite well. "Rose... Before I go I just wanna tell you that you were fantastic... Absolutely Fantastic... And do you know what?... So was I". - That was just lovely. It wasn't too dramatic as it was the first series. It wasn't too underplayed. I like it.
In reference to this article:
Whether it's over emotional is debatable. I thought it was fine. The lack of smooth transition between Doctor's just goes to show the change in style of RTD and Moffat. And given how many people love 'The Eleventh Hour' and the Eleventh Doctor in general, I don't think it can really be criticised that the Tenth Doctor's regeneration really obstructed anything.
It doesn't go against anything. The Doctor is still the same man in that he has the same ideals and plans. But effectively, he is a different person with every regeneration. The reason the Tenth Doctor talked about it differently is obvious. It's different circumstances. In 'The Christmas Invasion', the Tenth Doctor was trying to reassure Rose, as that was post regeneration, and he planned on remaining with her. When he talks about it in 'The End of Time' he is not talking to a long term companion. So he talks freely, stating what he feels. There's also the fact that the Tenth Doctor knows he only has one regeneration remaining and so would in theory be hesitant. Thirdly, the Tenth Doctor is someone who has fallen in love (whether you like Rose or not people, is irrelevant. The fact is it happened), and led a somewhat emotional life, compared to some of his other generations. Which, on top of his general personality (a personality which wasn't developed at the time of 'The Christmas Invasion', for obvious reasons), makes his reaction to regeneration, understandable."felt like a spit in the face" - Well that's a tad over-the-top. But that may be the case for some people. But certainly not all. What you then say about him lying etc. is just really overthinking it. It's not that the Doctor literally dies and a new person with the same name replaces him. But the personality does change. It depends what you consider a person to be. But the "soul" is still there. In that he has the same memories, dreams etc. But the personality is undeniably different (as well as the looks).Given that the Doctor obviously was goingto help Wilfred. I think he was entitled to some complaining. Wilfred is taking up a life (generation, however you want to phrase it) after all. It's not as if there was any doubt that he would save him. Wilfred's words were also understandable. Looking at it objectively, as opposed to emotionally, Wilfred is an old man, who probably won't ever save planets etc. The Doctor will save planets, and had many years left in that generation to do so. The Doctor could really have used that regerenation another time and it would have probably been far more useful. Plus Wilfred does what most characters do and tells the Doctor to save himself. "degenerates into a pathetic and cowardly whiner" - Seriously? It may only be a televaision programme but that quite judgemental. As I said, he was entitled to some complaining.
In terms of the 'farewell tour': That wasn't pointless. It was the Doctor making a stand to move on once he regenerated, so letting go in his own way. It was also, a good signing out, of the RTD era. I thought it was quite nice. I'm not sure what's wrong with it. The Doctor is regenerating alone. I think it's fine that he would want to relive a few moments beforehand. Oh and then you go into overthinking it again with the Eleventh Doctor in 'Death of the Doctor' (I haven't actually seen that. I need to). The Doctor is just exaggerating as he is emotional, and his personality is dying. Part of him does die. And a new bit takes its place. But he still is the same person, in a way. It's a difficult thing to understand.
"I don't want to go" - Again, part of him is going, in a sense. I can see though why this could annoy some. It was done to be emotional. It does still make sense though. Just don't take it literally. On a kind of side note, in 'The Day of the Doctor' the Tenth Doctor says "I don't want to go" and the Eleventh Doctor says "He always says that". The Eleventh Doctor's line here could be taken as being incorrect, given that he only said it once, and so can be added to the many inconcistencies and unexplained thigns of 'The Day of the Doctor'. Or, alternatively it could be taken as meaning the Tenth Doctor has said that a number of times, just not on screen. Obviously, that's a stretch, but it sorts out both a problem with 'The Day of the Doctor' and 'The End of Time'. And if you want to dismiss that given that it is a stretch, consider your opinion on 'The Impossible Girl' story arc explanation. I think it's a massive stretch to believe that Clara saved the Doctor many many many times throughout his life, but he didn't notice her at all until the recent 'Asylum of the Daleks' and 'The Snowmen'.
'Journey's End', I preferred in story, but it had more problems than 'The End of Time'. The resolution being one. Also, I'm not sure why Rose had to go back to Parallel Earth. The reasoning given (that I heard) was that genocide ahd been committed, so everything had to go back to the way it was (not sure why that makes sense but there you go). So Rose had to go back to Parallel Earth. But Mickey was allowed to go back to Earth with Martha. Why?
It doesn't alter the concept. It just gives a new look on it. Both ways make sense. 'Depressing' isn't the right word either. RTD tried to make it emtional for obvious reasons. Obviously it was becasuse RTD and Tennant were both leaving. That's no secret. But he wasn't trying to be depressing, but emotional and dramatic. And that was achieved.Overall, I think the Tenth Doctor acted understandably. Also, I think people need some clarification on what exactly regeneration is. Because it does mean a new personality and a new body. Each Doctor does not have the same personality. Only the same memories and wants in life.P.S. I think a bigger issue, or should I say, an actual issue, is - Why did the Tardis explode?
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Why I Hate the Tenth Doctor’s Regeneration
Well that would be interesting.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Impossible Girl: An Impossible Theory
Well obviously this isn't true.
It would erase the number of plot holes and annoyance of unexplained things of Series 7 part 2 - Time of the Doctor. But that's obviously not going to be the case, as that would erase so much.
@mrclever is waiting to be approved @Edoe 'Time Heist' was my favourite of the series and I really liked 'Robot of Sherwood'. It definitely had a bad ending, but so did many of the Matt Smith era episodes (particularly series 7), so I don't think that was enough to ruin it for me. And as for the argument that it's an out of place episode, I think that's just stupid. It's not at all.'Listen' started out so good, but became mediocre a third of the way through, and had an awful ending. It had so much potential, but failed.'Kill the Moon' and 'In the Forest of the Night' were the low points of the series for me. 'Kill the Moon' made no sense, in terms of science, and 'In the Forest of the Night' had a fairly boring story, and the worst child acting ever on 'Doctor Who'.'Last Christmas' I thought was a pretty good episode. It had a good story. Any potential silliness of actually having Santa, was removed by having it all being a dream (you could say the tangerine bit at the end, but I quite like that. It only implies it, and it therefore keeps the dream alive for children). The similarity to 'Alien' was referenced, so that wasn't an issue. There were points where I was doubting the episode (2 of which I just mentioned), but any potential wrongs were really undone by the fact that it was a dream. The only thing I'd criticise about the episode is, as usual Moffat doesn't explain quite enough of how things happen (although he has got much better at explaining this series). That is in reference to how the Dream Crabs got to the people's faces. I would have liked a brief explanation of that, but it didn't matter too much, so I liked the episode overall.
1 month ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) UK Ratings Accumulator
'The Snowmen' I really liked other than the resolution. It's one of my favourite episodes of the Moffat era.'The Girl in the Fireplace' is one of my favourite episodes overall. It comes second, for me, after 'The Impossible Planet'/'The Satan Pit'.'The Fires of Pompeii' I didn't find that interesting. There is a whokle emotional thing about whether the people should die etc. but overall I wasn't that intertested.'Amy's Choice' I've only seen once, when it was first aired (I need to rewatch the Moffat era). So I won't give any opinions on that'Vincent and the Doctor' I found very boring. It had a lovely emotional end. But the villain was pretty ribbish so I didn't really like it overall.'The Waters of Mars'. Unlike 'The Fires of Pompeii' and 'Vincent and the Doctor', where I can appreciate a certain aspect of it, but didn't enjoy the majority of the episode, in the case of 'The Waters of Mars', I really enjoy the episode. The villain is great. It's just the whole time rewriting thing I really don't like, as it somewhat contradicts the theory of a number of past episodes that time can't be rewritten. You could say that it's fine because Adelaide Brooke did kill herself, as she was meant to die, but the whole point was that she died on the moon. So that wasn't really a good decision I feel. But other than that it was a good episode.'Asylum of the Daleks'. This is an interesting one for me. Similar to a few of Series 7 part 1's episodes, it has a number of faults, I feel, but I still enjoyed it. The faults being that a) the Daleks asked for help, b) humans can now grow Dalek parts (that is illogical in so many ways) and c) (ironically I forgot, considering what it is. I've remembered now, after looking up things wrong with the episode) the Daleks forget the Doctor - i) way to completely get rid of all threat over the past 49 years, ii) the Daleks have a hive mind (similar to their linked controllability in 'Journey's End'), iii) that later turns out to be all memory of the Doctor in any recorded file (as River Song is released from prison [for 'Time of the Angels'] supposedly because the Doctor never existed). As I said, besides all of that, I liked the episode.'A Town Called Mercy'. I don't have an opinion really. It wasn't that memorable for me. But it wasn't as sucha a bad episode (although the fact that it's not that memorable suggests otherwise).'Deep Breath' also had a number of things wrong with it. Yet I enjoyed it.
1 month ago on Doctor Who: Fifty-One Favourites (Part 4)
Looking back over articles, I suspect that's what you're doing by the 'Festive Face-Off's
1 month ago on Christmas Day 2014 Ratings Top 10
When I read the title, I thought this was going to be a list of the top 10 modern 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special's; as there have been 10 now (not that this isn't a useful/interesting article also). I'm guessing you will have already thought of it but if not, please make that poll/article.
I think 'A Christmas Carol' wins this hands down. Not as such that that was a particularly great episode. More that 'The Doctor, The Widow, and the Wardrobe' was quite a a bad episode'. I have only seen them both once though, so I should re-watch them, as my opinion may change.
1 month ago on Festive Face-Off: A Christmas Carol vs The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
Before watching the Christmas Special I wasn't bothered either way, I just didn't want her to be in only half a series (as it puts a split in the series, and kind of ruins it). After watching that episode though, or rather during, I was quite keen for Clara to stay. I quite like her now (not that I disliked her before; although I think she should be less of the focus).
For the sake of guessing, I'm going to guess that most people will want her to stay. I'm not sure though.
1 month ago on Clara’s Fate & Series 9 (Spoilers)
I liked it. The one thing I found wrong with it is that there was nothing really explained about how the Dream Crabs got to the people, but other than that it was good. I'd also like to get a bit more information in the next series about what Clara did to help the boy from 'Death in Heaven'. Just a little bit of clarification. I was very happy with this as a Christmas Special.
1 month ago on Rate & Discuss Last Christmas
Thank you DoctorWhoTV
1 month ago on Merry (Last) Christmas!
Oh I think this is too difficult os I'm not going to vote.
'The Christmas Invasion' was Christmasy, fun, humorous and generally positive.
'The End of Time' I didn't like as much as an episode/episodes. But that doesn't necessarily mean it's worse. It had more emotion and story, and had a big role to play, being the Tenth Doctor's regeneration episode/s.
It's like, a classic movie like 'Psycho', is probably considered better than 'The Avengers'. However, if you watched both, you'd most likely enjoy 'The Avengers' more. So it depends whether you consider 'better' to mean more original, emotion provoking etc. Or whether you consider 'better' to mean, simply more entertaining, because when it comes down to it, isn't that what a film/series supposed to do - provide entertainment.
So if we're going with which one I'd rather watch or which is more Christmasy, then 'The Christmas Invasion'. If we're going with more original etc. then 'The End of Time'.
1 month, 1 week ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs The Christmas Invasion
Yes. The Doctor meeting Sir Arthur Conan Doyle could be good. Although hopefully it wouldn't be too much like 'The Unicorn and the Wasp'. Not that that was a bad episode.
1 month, 1 week ago on Gatiss: I don’t see why people are so obsessed with ‘Wholock’
Thank goodness. A crossover between the two would be absolutely terrible. In a sketch for comic relief or something, it would probably be quite funny. But please never even consider doing an official crossover of 'Doctor Who' and 'Sherlock'.
If it hasn't already been explained, please explain 'Kill the Moon's science. Because I hate taht epsiode for its lack of making scientific sense. With 'In the Forest of the Night', I was already hating the episode by that point so I didn't really care. Even if it does make sense scientifically, it's still rubbish.
1 month, 1 week ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
Please not a child. That's a perfect way to make it a just kids show, as opposed to a child - adult programme.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 4 Different Types of Companions Doctor Who Should Consider
@ShaynaMichelleOckrant I'm confused. That's a good point about past society's being patriarchal. But I'm sure they could get around that. fyi, I'm not keen on the idea either. But the way you phrase just makes it sound like, "I can't take women seriously. I don't respect women".
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Moffat: Gender is Fluid on Gallifrey
@HarpsWhotheDalek It had faults certainly. And it's rare that I don't like a series finale ('The Name of the Doctor' is my least favourite episode ever). But did you like Missy? I thought Missy's character was really good. I'm just concentrating on that.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Problems with Death in Heaven
I'm a big fan of Rose. I didn't like the Metacrisis Doctor because it meant Rose got a version that wasn't really the Doctor. You can say he's the same man but really, he's a clone. I think they should've left it.
What I don't understand is why Rose had to stay in the parallel universe. The reasoning was that everything had to go back to the way it was, because genocide was committed (not that that makes sense). But then Mickey was allowed to leave the parallel universe and go back to his normal world with Martha.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Moffat Explains “Clara Who”
Youtube yes. Not as much facebook.
I don't think Clara is all that clever. She's intelligent. She's got good common sense. But she's not super intelligent.
I don't think she has got a big ego. She's questioned and ignored the Doctor just as much as the other companions have. That's just a companion thing to do.
"Amy would never have done that" (in reference to Clara's lying). I disagree. I think any of the modern companions would have. Amy wouldn't have lied about Rory being alive if he wasn't, as Rory was a big part of that part of the Doctor's life. But had she been in a more similar situation to Amy, she would have lied. That's just a thing characters in film and TV do. It's quite unrealistic I think. But it's what is done.
Oh I missed this poll. I don't really mind whether it's a new companion for the whole series or Clara again for the whole series. As long as it's not half and half.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Clara, or a New Companion? The Results
In terms of Orson pink, that really needs to be explained. Otherwise it's just silly to have it. You could still say that it's another relative, but it is pretty implied that it's a descendent of Clara and Danny. Clara simply finding out she is pregnant is answer enoguh to that non-conclusion. And I hope that is what they do, if not something better.
In terms of the Half Faced Man. That explanation does not clear it up. He shouldn't have gone to the nethersphere as, being a robot, he was never alive.
I don't think the fact that the Doctor can open the Tardis by clicking his fingers was a plot hole of that scene. The fact that it was only a dream state of Clara, and the Doctor was letting her do that, explains why he wouldn't have.
I wasn't aware there was an Oswin Zygon theory.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Moffat on Orson Pink Mystery
@Rani Nose @joe4 "PC is a pejorative phrase used by conservatives who are opposed to letting women and minorities share in the power structure because sharing power is anathema to those already in power."
- Quite the opposite. Being politically correct is to not exclude or insult groups. For example, companies deliberately hiring gay or black people, as to be able to say they are an accepting company. That doesn't mean if they hire them, they are doing so to be able to claim political correctness. But some do do that for that reason. It is therefore correct to say that one reason for making the next Doctor a female is to be politically correct. As some people are accusing it of being sexist if they don't (which is so ignorant). However it is wrong of Mike to say that the only reason is to be politically correct. There are other reasons.
"people opposed to the change have yet to advance any argument other than "I won't like it" and "it's never been done that way before"."
- That might be all you've seen. I've certainly seen better arguments.
"Complicated plots" - you mean episode plots that are actually developed unlike the Matt Smith era. They're just as complicated as the RTD era.
"Since 2010" and "since 2005" has been mentioned. Is it not clear that viewers are less upon new Doctors. And the reason that's not the case for David Tennant is that Christopher Eccleston wasn't the Doctor long enough for people to get too attached.
I think it's a perfectly valid complaint though. 'Doctor Who' should be moved back to 7:00, or close to that.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Series 8 Is A “Ratings Flop” (Apparently)
I don't like it as I feel it would change the whole feel of 'Doctor Who'. I think it's very likely that the next Doctor will be a woman though.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Moffat: Gender is Fluid on Gallifrey
I much preferred Simm's.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Your Favourite Master Revealed
I don't think the "But she's a woman" factor applies to most people.
I think it's partly because she's the current one, and so recent. That tends to affect surveys.
Why, when he's supposedly a massive fan, does he keep calling the character Doctor Who?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Capaldi’s Doctor Will Evolve in Series 9
@MarlonJBonnici @Ollie Walton Harrod I don't like something being done because it's not been done before but that's not what you've claimed here. You said people are going to accuse you of being sexist just because you think she's a bad Master.
My opinion on the Time Lord sex change thing: I hate it. I think it's really silly. I haven't disliked this version of the Master, as such. But I just really really hope that they don't then decide that this should be done with the Doctor as well. That will change the show entirely.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Final)
@DocWhoFan @Ollie Walton Harrod I'm not sure about that idea. I don't really like companionless episodes. But maybe. I've seen someone else suggest that they bring in a new companion with Clara, and then the series might seem more fluid in a sense. Not sure that that would be done well though.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on 5 Reasons Why Clara Should Stay for Series 9
@AlexanderofAlzarius They said the Doctor "that started you off on your Doctor Who journey", meaning your first.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Who is YOUR Doctor? The Results