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Agreed, I find new concepts and twisted Dalek ideals to be far more scarier and threatening than just plain old exterminating: because that's what they're born to do - and always have done. So to see them explore other methods is far more terrifying to me.


14 hours, 6 minutes ago on Into the Dalek Spoiler-Free Review

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Fantastic review, DWTV, brilliantly written and makes me really excited for Saturday now. I've never been disappointed by a Dalek episode in New Who, I love them all because they're my favourite monster, so I have a feeling that this episode will be right up my street. I don't really mind if the ideas in the episode may share similarities to other episodes; just as long as they're utilised a different way, take us somewhere new, and more importantly: the ideas are good, then that's fine by me! Thanks again though, you've really made me excited! :D

14 hours, 38 minutes ago on Into the Dalek Spoiler-Free Review

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Okay I'm voting The Eleventh Hour but I just want to show you how close the decision actually was. Here are my ratings for both episodes:

The Eleventh Hour9.4/10

Deep Breath9.3/10

So as you can see it came down to a decimal point difference XD


19 hours, 38 minutes ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath

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This is just cruel...really, really cruel... *Shakes fist at DWTV*


19 hours, 47 minutes ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath

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Definitely Trenzalore.

20 hours, 33 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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Okay from now on I think I'm going to use David's new method of rating episodes for Series 8. It seems like a really fair and accurate way to do things and matches my gut instinct fairly closely. 

So far I rate Deep Breath 9.3/10

20 hours, 36 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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So as not to keep spamming WD with all of these ratings I thought I'd just reply to your comment with my own ratings. It seems I've always been really fair and accurate with my own personal ratings and order of episodes as they're in the same order and similar ratings (bar The Crimson Horror which was much higher than I'd actually put it). But here we go:


The Day of the Doctor - 10/10

The Name of the Doctor - 9.7/10

The Angels Take Manhattan - 9.4/10

The Time of the Doctor - 9.3/10

Asylum of the Daleks - 9/10

The Crimson Horror - 8.9/10

The Snowmen - 8.8/10

The Power of Three - 8.8/10

The Bells of Saint John - 8.7/10

Dinosaurs on a Spaceship - 8.6/10

Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS - 8.6/10

The Rings of Akhaten - 8.5/10

A Town Called Mercy - 8.1/10

Hide - 7.6/10

Cold War - 6.9/10

Nightmare in Silver - 5.2/10

20 hours, 58 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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I'd love to have him back on the show, he's a terrific actor. His performance made it look like the Half-Face man was stop-motion at times, he made me believe he was an actual clockword droid - that takes a lot of talent. I do expect we'll see him pop up in the finale though.

22 hours, 54 minutes ago on Ferdinando on the Possible Return of Half-Face

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Ofcom have said that even though they received complaints they won't be investigating the "kiss" between Vastra and Jenny further. Here's their statement:

"Having assessed the complaints, we can confirm that they do not raise issues warranting further investigation. Our rules do not discriminate between scenes involving opposite sex and same’sex couples.”

Some sense, finally.

23 hours, 21 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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I love this article so much, thank you Ruth for writing it. I love every moment you picked out and I don't think I can say anymore than you have, as you've said it all perfectly. To me, Deep Breath was Jenna's best episode to date and I sincerely hope it only goes up from here - which I'm sure it will! :)



1 day, 15 hours ago on Deep Breath: The Very Best of Clara Oswald

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I think what's putting me off being a gamer is that everything is so expensive, and I need money for other things! If I had the money I'd imagine I'd spend a lot of time on consoles and what not XD


1 day, 19 hours ago on Doctor Who Officially Invades Minecraft

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I'm not much of a gamer tbh. I used to be when I was little, I played games like Pokemon, Kingdom Hearts, Spyro, Crash Bandicoot, Sonic, Mario, Zelda etc. But I've kind of stopped playing them now. But this is good news for those who like Minecraft and use the XBox 360! :)

1 day, 19 hours ago on Doctor Who Officially Invades Minecraft

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This...looks....AMAZING!!!

1 day, 19 hours ago on Into The Dalek Clips

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Well this is where I end the conversation. I don't want to be offended further, and I don't want to offend you. So agree to disagree.


2 days, 10 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss

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But why should they not agree? Why does everyone automatically agree with a straight relationship? WHY is it that anyone of LGBT+ then has to be not fully "accepted" but still "loved". It's not right. Please tell me you see this? 


2 days, 10 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss

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I think just to "tolerate" someone just because of their sexuality is a ghastly thing to do. You are straight yes? I am homosexual, I do not just "tolerate" you because you are straight, I accept you for who you are, every straight person is automatically accepted by anyone in society because it is the "norm" - why should homosexuality be any different? 


2 days, 11 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss

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You say homosexuality isn't acceptable and yet you say we should be accepting of people no matter what sexuality they may be...this makes no sense whatsoever and I have no idea what you're trying to say. 


2 days, 11 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss

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He's admitted to being homophobic...and he's generally OK with saying this on the comments...and his comments don't even make any sense...

2 days, 11 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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But being a homosexual is acceptable.


2 days, 11 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss

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Whilst that is very admirable, but please do stay safe. :)

2 days, 12 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss

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Exactly, some people are generally only seeing it as an issue now, with Vastra and Jenny, because society doesn't perceive it to be the norm - so it stands out.


2 days, 12 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss

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Amy and Rory referred to their marriage a lot of the time during their travels on the TARDIS, why was it not an issue for them?


2 days, 12 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss

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Yes, that was us, making sure our national symbol could be seen in the sky for all.

2 days, 13 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss

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I don't know, haven't you heard? Homosexuals that think about gay marriage cause natural disasters. So some of us are killers... *X-files theme*


2 days, 13 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss

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Which makes the scene where Clara and the 11th Doctor tumble to be very...interesting, in hindsight...


2 days, 14 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss

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It's very brave of you to comment and openly admit that here, with you being from Russia. I admire you. 


2 days, 14 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss

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Thank you so much for this; it's is one of the best articles I've read on this site - every single point you make in here is so true. As a gay man myself I found the scene in Deep Breath to be so empowering and gave me a lot of hope for the future. With Doctor Who showing this lesbian kiss it enables children who are watching to see that it is perfectly OK to be in love with whoever you want to be, no matter what gender they may be. The responses I have seen to this kiss have angered me to no end - they're hateful, homophobic and completely unfounded and have even been used to attack Steven Moffat himself - it's completely disgraceful and should not be happening in 2014. I agree with you so much that we need more positive representations of LGBT+ characters and relationships in the media, because then slowly our society will slowly become more accepting of different sexualities - and hopefully homophobia (though it's not really a phobia, you're not afraid of LGBT people, you just don't like them) will be a thing of the past. Thanks again for this article, you've made a gay man very happy reading this :)

2 days, 14 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss

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That's an interesting thought actually! It's going in my headcanon for now, unless the show resolves it on screen at a later date - but thanks TTT, it didn't occur to me until now  :)

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

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I look forward to reading it, and don't worry, there will be no hesitation from me!

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

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Oh don't worry I did to some of them, but it's harder when the others are part of your extended family...

2 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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I suppose so, I hope you're right.

2 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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My facebook is full of hate - and I've seen it amongst other sites such as Tumblr and other places; some are actually using it to criticise Moffat himself, all of that is what made me write this comment. It's just so soul destroying reading the bile. 

2 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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*Sighs*

It saddens me, really, really saddens me, to see so much uproar about the on-screen kiss between Jenny and Vastra during Deep Breath on Saturday. The fact that what should be just a little thing has been turned into a bigger issue than it needs to be. That people are attacking the show for having a supposed "Gay Agenda" - or say homophobic remarks about what they saw.

I used to think, with it being the 21st Century, the year 2014, that things were getting better, or at least starting too. But it just seems to be one step forward and three steps back.

I'm not going to lie, it's depressing; especially as someone who identifies as a homosexual. Is this it now? Is this how it will be for, not just me, but for anyone who identifies as a different sexuality? Judged for the rest of our lives, and when our sexuality is portrayed on television, on  a popular show, just to try and show children that it's OK to be in love with whoever you want, regardless of their gender, it gets ridiculed, criticised, hated upon. It really does depress me, because I can't see it getting any better - and I think, what is the point?

What Doctor Who did on Saturday filled me with so much hope, for once I thought we might actually get somewhere, but then it was all ruined - those hopes dashed. Sorry for dumping this comment here, but I just needed to vent my frustration and my sadness with people who understand and are accepting of me, because you guys will actually listen to what I have to say. 

2 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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Preach, good sir!

2 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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Bloomin' heck! I cannot believe it! He's been nominated three times over the past few years, but he's finally done it! Massive congratulations to Steven Moffat for winning an Emmy for his writing on Sherlock: His Last Vow! What an amazing achievement, I feel so happy for him and he deserves it! Well done Moff!!! :D :D 

3 days, 10 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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This just screams of the Time Lords...they shaped the Master's life...what if they've done it to the Doctor too...

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

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If this is true...what if Moffat is building up to a dramatic conclusion for his era... by bringing everything together and tying it all up O.O

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

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First saving and now finding Gallifrey perhaps? o.O

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

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Taking it one step further...what if the last 50 years have been a long game, getting the Doctor to this one moment...

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

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That's a very interesting theory, very interesting indeed!

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

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Anyone notice a theme so far in Series 8? To do with literature and philosophy? Marcus Aurelius, Marie Antoinette, the Romeo and Juliet reference in the title "Kill the Moon", the likely William Blake reference with "In the Forest of the Night", and now the ship in "Into the Dalek" is called "Aristotle" who was a well known Greek philosopher who gave us many ideas and theories from a range of topics, then there's Robin Hood appearing in episode 3 as well....it's so interesting.

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

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...I don't see the resemblance XD


3 days, 12 hours ago on Into the Dalek Promo Pics

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HOLY MOTHER OF RASSILON'S FEZ!!! That poster like image is AWESOME! *O* That's my new wallpaper for sure!

3 days, 13 hours ago on Into the Dalek Promo Pics

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Oooo I like that, very dark!

3 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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Because a major shindig is going on! Party at Gallifrey!

3 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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What if "Heaven" is where Missy collects all those that have died, enabling her to reach the "Promised Land" which is actually...Gallifrey? 

3 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/

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That's true, but I still stand by what I've said. I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree, because really there is no right or wrong answer because it's all subjective. We all have our own idea of who the Doctor is. But thank you for this debate though, it was very thought provoking and one of the most interesting I've had on this site in a while! XD


3 days, 18 hours ago on Whodunnit? The Fate of the Half-Face Man

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That is true, but we also know that when he began all those years ago he chose the name "Doctor" because he wanted to be a healer and a wise man (to quote River). He made a promise to himself that he would always stand by this name, but when times are hard and when circumstances allow it, he breaks that because there really is no other way.


3 days, 18 hours ago on Whodunnit? The Fate of the Half-Face Man

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I see your point but the way I see it is that the Doctor has a moral code, the same one throughout all regenerations, it's just that some choose to break it when circumstances require it; as we may have seen here.

3 days, 19 hours ago on Whodunnit? The Fate of the Half-Face Man

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