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In Series 3 the Doctor was getting over his feelings for Rose and as a result undervalued Martha and constantly compared them: "Rose would know". And in Series 4 there was the whole fact that Rose was returning and the "will they/wont they" find each other again scenario.

0 minutes ago on Poll: Is Clara Overshadowing the Doctor?

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He was pointing out she's not Rose, basically.


4 minutes ago on Poll: Is Clara Overshadowing the Doctor?

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I don't see why she isn't very popular, she's absolutely brilliant. 


15 minutes ago on Poll: Is Clara Overshadowing the Doctor?

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Perhaps it's the fact that most of the people who complain about Clara don't like her anyway, and yet like Martha, so tend to treat her more fairly? I don't really know, but it does seem very hypocritical that people complain about Clara being so prominent in Series 8 when all of the New Who companions have been prominent in their own series. 

17 minutes ago on Poll: Is Clara Overshadowing the Doctor?

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To be honest Clara has been the highlight of the series for me and I don't think I'd have enjoyed it as much had she not been as prominent as she has been.



48 minutes ago on Poll: Is Clara Overshadowing the Doctor?

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Amen. Totally agreed.


2 hours, 45 minutes ago on Poll: Is Clara Overshadowing the Doctor?

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Not at all, in my opinion. The companion has always been the eyes through which we view the narrative, the characters, the world etc. and nothing has changed here. I feel that Series 8 have showcased the strengths, and the weaknesses, of both characters equally, allowing both characters to shine at certain points. Plus it makes a refreshing change from Series 7 where I didn't really feel I knew Clara as a character, but now she's my favourite companion. Series 8 has improved her so much.

2 hours, 50 minutes ago on Poll: Is Clara Overshadowing the Doctor?

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*Stands up and applauds* 


Well said, Connor. Well said indeed. I agree wholeheartedly with every single word you write here. I'm a huge fan of the majority of the child actors that have appeared on the show, and at times I feel they outshine the distinguished actors who they star alongside. I agree that the criticisms towards them are going beyond 'criticisms' now and are becoming verbal, quite horrible, attacks on the individual themselves. I do feel people need to be reminded that they are indeed beginners and thus should be treated as such. They should be encouraged, not discouraged, and be allowed for their talents to grow. Everyone's got to start somewhere, you don't just become a great actor overnight, it takes years and years of hard work; and all of these children were/are at the beginning of their careers. Again this was a wonderful article Connor, and it needed to be said.

5 hours, 33 minutes ago on Won’t Somebody Think of the Children!?

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From Finn's comment below I cant get the thought out of my head that the little girl is actually Missy o.O



11 hours, 8 minutes ago on In the Forest of the Night Clip

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Netherworldly perhaps...? If you catch my drift... o.O

11 hours, 19 minutes ago on In the Forest of the Night Clip

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Holy shizzle...this sounds amazing. I'm so excited yet also a little terrified about what will happen o.o

12 hours, 45 minutes ago on Death in Heaven Official Synopsis

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No, it's just I've been thinking it might be to do with Gallifrey for a long time, so it was weird that I actually agreed with you that you hope it isn't! XD

2 days, 2 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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I actually agree here!

2 days, 2 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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Moffat's known for his lies/misleading comments :P

2 days, 2 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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I think it says in the DWM there's still more to be announced or something.

2 days, 2 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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Mmhmm. Well, I still think you're looking for too much into it. But you carry on if you want XD


2 days, 3 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review

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Not really wood cutting...more burning...

2 days, 3 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review

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I think you could be reading just a little too much into things there... :P


2 days, 3 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review

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DWTV says only the next time trailer has been cut.


2 days, 3 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review

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That's disappointing... :|


2 days, 3 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review

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HUH? 7/10 is above average!  3 marks away from full marks!! How on earth is that not very good?! It's great!


2 days, 3 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review

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Does Granny and the Woodcutter also make an appearance? :P 

2 days, 3 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review

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I think all those drawings/sketches/markings on the chalkboard are all related to it. I think he's been solving the mystery whilst Clara's been away.


2 days, 3 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review

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I actually think 12 knows more than he's letting on - and has been in 'the know" of what's going on for a long time.


2 days, 3 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review

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"Meanwhile a young girl in a red hood finds herself lost in this new forest and she might just hold the key to it all."  - It seems this episode is also inspired by Red Riding Hood! I adore that fairytale. There's even a big bad wolf it seems from the trailer!


2 days, 3 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review

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Or Capaldi doing a rendition of the Earth Song in the forest XD


2 days, 3 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review

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Thanks for the review DWTV! I expect this episode will be more to my tastes than other episodes in this series, I'm a huge fan of fairy-tales and fantasy stuff, and the fairytale aspect of Matt Smith's era was one of the many highlights of his time on the show. Plus I just love forests! I think they're beautiful and yet there's something dark and sinister about them at the same time. I'm also a huge fan of Boyce's children's novels. So whilst I'm not going to get my hopes up too much, I think this will be more to my tastes than perhaps you may have found it. But I guess we shall see on Saturday. Great review DWTV :)

2 days, 3 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review

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I don't mind. I want to wait as long as possible before watching them :P

2 days, 4 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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I'm really excited to get my Series 8 boxset for Christmas, as that's when I'll be having a marathon. I've decided that I'm not going to rewatch any of Series 8 until then. Let them fade from my memory and I can rewatch them all free from hype and expectations and I can hopefully appreciate some episodes more fully. It'll be interesting to see what I think of the series as a whole once all the twists have been revealed.

2 days, 4 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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It's almost reached S1 standards, which to me is my favourite series. If the final 3 episodes prove to be as good as the past two episodes then it'll become my favourite series.

2 days, 4 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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It's strange to think that we're nearing the end of Series 8 o.o 

It seems to have flown by! I remember getting all excited about the premiere of Deep Breath and witnessing Capaldi for the first time, and now we've almost finished his first run of episodes. It's been quite a strong series IMO, a few hit and misses here and there but definitely enjoyable for the most part. I almost don't want it to end XD

2 days, 4 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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Interesting article, but I can't say I agree with it. I for one really love the direction they've taken Clara this series. She's gone from a pretty average companion to one of my all time favourites in the show - because she is such a rich and multi-layered character. She presents herself as someone who likes being in control of things and can be seen to be very persuasive and helps those who are in need; she's very much a teacher (someone who guides, supports and has her heart in the right place), however it is these characteristics which also reveal a darker shade to her character. She can be a little too controlling, VERY persuasive and gets her own way a lot of the time. However these flaws don't make her a bad character, on the contrary, it makes her all the more fascinating, as there have been so many avenues opened up because of these flaws, and she's been taken in so many wonderful directions which have been excellent sources of drama - and I am sure it will all come to head in the finale and Clara will finally face the consequences for her actions, it's something I feel the whole series has been building up to, and I'm looking forward to seeing the pay off and what they have in store for her next.


2 days, 23 hours ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”

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I will say I don't recall seeing people complain about when Jackie or Francine or other female characters have slapped the Doctor in the past - not that I'm condoning them doing so, I just find it weird they seem to call Clara out on it and not the others who have done it before her.


2 days, 23 hours ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”

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I really miss the track 'All the Strange, Strange Creatures'. It was so epic and never failed to get me excited whenever I heard it. You knew sh*t was about to hit the fan when this played XDDD

3 days, 3 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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I just remember the camp-fire trailer featuring Donna and 10. The whispered voices at the end gave me chills and made me so excited as a kid for the series. They used to be so original and exciting, now they're dull and lacklustre.

3 days, 4 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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I voted for Flatline, but it was a very narrow victory. I just feel that this episode was Capaldi's best to date, and featured a 'Doctor' defining moment, as well as strong performances from Jenna and the rest of the cast. Plus the whole idea behind it was just genius! And no matter what people say, Clara as the Doctor was awesome! :P



3 days, 4 hours ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline

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B-But...But I rated both of these episodes 10/10....so what I do now, huh? DWTV? WHAT DO I DO NOW!!? :| .... EURGH 


*Shakes fist at DWTV*

3 days, 4 hours ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline

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The RTD era hands down had the best trailers. 

3 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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Wow. This looks amazing!

4 days ago on In the Forest of the Night Promo Pics

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R.I.P Lynda Bellingham, such tragic loss. My heart goes out to her friends and family at this difficult time. I've never seen the work she did for Doctor Who, but I have no doubts she gave it her all, as she always does. Such a shame.



4 days, 13 hours ago on R.I.P. Lynda Bellingham

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R.I.P Lynda Bellingham, such tragic loss. My heart goes out to her friends and family at this difficult time. I've never seen the work she did for Doctor Who, but I have no doubts she gave it her all, as she always does. Such a shame.

4 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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Great review Clint! I absolutely adored this episode, it was like something out of the RTD era, it was just full of fun, thrills, scares, and wonderfully poignant moments and some tense foreshadowing, It literally ticked all the boxes and Mathieson has penned, IMO, an absolute classic. The acting was sensational from Jenna and Capaldi, and the direction and music perfectly complimented the tone of the episode. It was so much fun and very 'old school' Doctor Who. Mathieson has to return in the future. 10/10


5 days, 8 hours ago on Flatline Review

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But your original comment was almost as if you were correcting the person's original comment, when what they said was correct.

5 days, 8 hours ago on Flatline Review

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Rose is in Turn Left, and she takes on an almost 'Doctor' role in that episode working with UNIT to try and figure out what is going on with Donna and the parallel universes.


5 days, 9 hours ago on Flatline Review

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I knew what song that would be before I even clicked on the link XD

5 days, 9 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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Still not worried in the slightest, every week I've had to use the catchup service because I'm a student and so can't afford the TV licence fee and I imagine many students, and even adults themselves, are in the same situation as me. The final ratings will show a big increase I'm sure of it, Doctor Who is always the most popular show on BBC iPlayer for around a week after an episode has aired. 

5 days, 12 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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They already have a small TARDIS on sale, my friend bought me one for my birthday this year XD It has a stand which you can put it on and make it spin and it does the de-materialisation noises XD

5 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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If Jamie is invited back for more in Series 9 and delivers yet again, then he's jumping ahead to my top choice. 


6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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Indeed, it ends the series on an absolute high, but hospitals around the world will report a sudden surge in heart attacks in the general population! 


6 days, 1 hour ago on Next Time: In the Forest of the Night

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3 if the DIH ends on a cliffhanger into Christmas. Moffat did say he ends this series in a way that everyone will be wanting more... O.O


6 days, 1 hour ago on Next Time: In the Forest of the Night

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