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So Missy is someone we already know, there have been clues in the series that will become obvious when we find out her identity, and according to the director of the finale her reveal will be a 'squeal out loud' moment.
It's so tantalising, to think that the answer is probably staring us in the face, but we cannot yet see it.
I reckon Missy is either the Valeyard (the Moffat name drop in Name of the Doctor makes me suspicious... 'he will have other names before the end'), or a version of the 11th Doctor (my Clara, similar dress code, 'chosen well')
17 hours, 3 minutes ago on Introduction to Dark Water
In a horror film, it's best that the creature be left to your imagination. In Doctor Who, however, I think the visual monsters are far better.
For me, the only scary bit of Listen was the bed scene. The spaceship scene was not remotely scary to me. I liked it that you could see the creature but not what it looked like, which was more effective than just the noises (the screeching noise was not remotely scary).
On the other hand the Empty Child was traumatisingly frightening, but that's probably because I watched it when I was about 8
17 hours, 11 minutes ago on The Invisible Enemy: Are the Unseen Monsters the Scariest?
@PaddyB Round of applause, ladies and gentlemen. Excellent theory.
17 hours, 10 minutes ago on Introduction to Dark Water
Cliffhangers were much missed... sometimes I think a series may benefit from having 6 two parters instead of 12 individual episodes.
21 hours, 14 minutes ago on Introduction to Dark Water
@NoMore90 It was one of those episodes I didn't think twice about when I first watched it, but upon a few rewatches I think it's genuinely one of the best Smith episodes. Really well written, scary and touching.
1 day, 16 hours ago on Face-Off: New Writer Debuts
Hopefully she'll turn out to be a surprise villain all along, the Doctor will defeat her, and then we will thankfully never hear or see Clara ever again. Afterwards we can get a 'cool' companion, like Donna.
1 day, 17 hours ago on Questions, Questions: The Unsolved Clara Mystery (Part 2)
Really rather interested as to know the identity of Missy.
I still don't believe the whole Master thing- it was the boyfriend line in Deep Breath that cancelled that out. But another popular villain.
If I had to bet money, I'd put it on the Valeyard.
2 days, 10 hours ago on Dark Water Advance Preview
2 days, 11 hours ago on Dark Water Advance Preview
@supermoff is now supermissy. @Ottoman14 The thing I kept reading was that recently bereaved people may find it upsetting. Dealing with the afterlife is a different matter, it's not the sort of thing that will upset people (except religious nuts perhaps). More concerning to me is if the depiction of death as an experience to others is too realistic and rooted in real life experience for family TV.
2 days, 12 hours ago on Dark Water Advance Preview
All of these advanced reviews are saying that recently bereaved people probably won't enjoy the episode, I hope it's not too controversial or upsetting in that regard.
I don't think Missy is the master, she's not really giving off a Master vibe. If I had to guess, I'd say she is somebody from the Doctors past but we as the viewers don't know who she is. If she is the Master after all, I'm sure she'll make a fine one, but her mannerisms are not how I think of the character. I'd prefer it if she was a new, hopefully recurring villain.
2 days, 22 hours ago on Dark Water Clip
Moffat must have been smoking crack when he described this as an 'instant classic'. In fact he was probably smoking crack when he approved the script
2 days, 22 hours ago on 2nd Opinion: In the Forest of the Night
Maybe 3W are using people's mobile phones as a way of hypnotising them (hence the selfie mania you see with the Cybermen in the photos) so that when Chris Addison is doing his TV commercial everyone thinks it's great... disturbing.
3 days, 16 hours ago on Dark Water TV Trailer Breakdown
@Robertclose Well there's nothing wrong with being a good actor. I thought Tennant was a superb actor. The emotion he could express was just fantastic. Smith is also an impressive actor, but I have always preferred more expressive, technical actors so I prefer Tennant as an actor. Having said that I preferred Smith's interpretation of the character over Tennants.
3 days, 19 hours ago on The Eleventh Doctor: Five Favourites
@GalaxyEyes How is Warwick Davis a great actor? It is genuinely puzzling to me when people say stuff like that on here. 'so and so is a great actor'... why? Where is this phenomenal performance? I'd say that the only person to give anything other than an average acting performance in this episode was Matt Smith, and possibly the chess guy who got converted too.
3 days, 23 hours ago on Why I Love… Nightmare in Silver
Just a thought-
Look at pictures 4 and 5. What is that liquid stuff in the test tubes? Perhaps it has something to do with reanimating the dead. In the trailer, Capaldi says 'let's see what we are made of, you and I'- perhaps the water is an undiscovered fundamental of life, and Missy can use it to create new Cybermen from the dead.
3 days, 22 hours ago on Dark Water Promo Pics
Happy birthday & best of luck with your future career!
3 days, 23 hours ago on Happy Birthday, Matt Smith!
I've just thought of something!
The skeleton reaches out to press a button in the shape of a Cybermen eye.
What if the dead go to the Nethersphere, and Missy controls their perception of it. Gradually it goes from being all nice and bright to becoming unbearable. (It goes from 'heaven' to 'hell') They are given a choice- either remain dead (in hell), or press the button to upgrade into Cybermen and become 'activated'.
4 days, 15 hours ago on Dark Water TV Trailer
These are tombs. Why would anyone go to so much trouble just to keep watch on the dead? The dead don't come back...
19 seconds in, I think that city is in the Nethersphere, with each building containing the tombs. Also, the Skeleton reaching out is pressing a button that alternates between 'Rest in Peace' and 'Active'. This is making me curious as to how the Cybermen fit into the story... I used to think they converted the dead but the Skeleton here has clearly decomposed. What use are corpses to the Cybermen? However all the clips of heaven that we've seen for far are bright and the deceased are still very much alive- which makes me think they are living in a virtual reality. Perhaps the Cyber controller feeds on their consciousness even as their bodies decompose.
4 days, 18 hours ago on Dark Water TV Trailer
Clara sending the Doctor away. Oh isn't Clara such a wonderful character. she's easily the best character ever written in the shows history. It broke my heart(s), that scene. *sobs*
5 days, 10 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From In the Forest of the Night
The idea of a companion full out betraying the Doctor is such a good idea, I don't know why it hasn't been done before.
5 days, 20 hours ago on Next Time: Dark Water
@Mermeht @Rorschach's_Journal_of_Impossible_Things Surely though that's the point? The more they replace of themselves, the most robotic they become. If they lack emotion, they would see absolutely no logic in remaining remotely human at all.
So long as they keep assimilating humans, they are 'cyborg' enough for me
5 days, 21 hours ago on Next Time: Dark Water
Also, more lying from Clara. If I were Danny I would have left her a while ago- this is how abusive relationships start. What a horrible character she is.
But maybe that's the point, now we've seen the finale trailer
6 days ago on Rate & Discuss In the Forest of the Night
Wonderful setting, and pleasant to actually watch, but the story was simply lazy beyond belief and the resolution was equally as lazy. The most exciting part was the next time trailer.
Frankly I think the episode has broken the chain of good episodes from the beginning, which is a shame. They came so so close to every episode of the entire series being at least 'good'. Still, the finale should make up for it
The place where Clara is holding the TARDIS key looks remarkably similar to the Doctor's timeline. Maybe a version of Clara went into the Doctor's future and became Missy.
6 days, 14 hours ago on Next Time: Dark Water
“Don’t you ever tell me to mind my own language, don’t you ever tell
me to take the stabilisers of my bike and don’t you ever class me with
all the humans you find so little and silly and predictable!”
Get real- you're talking to a 2000 year old Time Lord, somebody who is far more intelligent, wise and emotionally damaged than you are. You're lucky he has given you an opportunity to explore that few others on earth have. Having spent 900 years defending Trenzalore he has earned the right to be condescending towards your species, and he most certainly would find them little & silly & predictable.
6 days, 15 hours ago on Mission Impossible: Clara Oswald in Review – Part 3
With all due respect, I'm not going to lose any sleep over whether or not your take me seriously
6 days, 23 hours ago on Poll: Is Clara Overshadowing the Doctor?
@Luna23 @Ottoman14 With all due respect, if you do believe that the Doctor should always be played by young men with entertaining hair, then you are thick and unimaginative- you've certainly been watching the wrong show. This is a show with a proud legacy, it isn't something for tumblr fangirls to own and fuss over.
If you have genuine concerns about how the 12th Doctor is being written, that's fair play. But I wasn't talking about those people, if you read my comment
1 week ago on Who is the Twelfth Doctor?
I voted yes, but I'm not gonna bother trying to argue the case here
1 week ago on Poll: Is Clara Overshadowing the Doctor?
@Stradiwhovius @Ottoman14 Those are classics, especially the first one you mentioned :P
1 week ago on Death in Heaven Official Synopsis
@Notsosmartguy's got no strings on him @Ottoman14 @supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. Yep, I'd say about 95% of guys are sexist. It's not a laughing matter though, it's a problem with society and how we raise children.
1 week, 1 day ago on Neil Gaiman on Hopes for Capaldi Episode
@measkren @Ottoman14 But that's the beauty of it. Eccleston's goofyness was just a mask, you could see the sadness in his eyes. He played the PTSD thing like a pro.
1 week, 1 day ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”
Sounds very exciting, but they've got to stop saying 'greatest challenge'. It's getting old. Be creative with the use of language
1 week, 1 day ago on Death in Heaven Official Synopsis
It is genuinely upsetting to me that there are some (some) people out there who are so thick and unimaginative that they just want constant clones of David Tennant and Matt Smith as the Doctor. Anyone with (as Moffat puts it) 'entertaining hair', under 30. It's actually depressing. It's one of those things that makes me want to bang my head against a wall until I get knocked out, like people's obsession with the X factor. Why is this generation so shallow?
Capaldi? He's already in my top 3, and will probably get to number 1. His only competition for me is Eccleston.
1 week, 1 day ago on Who is the Twelfth Doctor?
@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @Ottoman14 It's not utterly ridiculous and asinine criticism just because you don't accept the criticism
@Notsosmartguy's got no strings on him @Ottoman14 @supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. Well I like him as a writer too, but from what I've read of the stuff he's on record as saying, I think he is a sexist person. I don't mean a misogynist, I mean an unconscious sexist. Most men are sexist without realising it. It's about gender roles and socialisation. It's not an unfair criticism to make of him
@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. It's not an utterly ridiculous claim, have you seen the sort of comments he was making before he became head writer? I actually read an interview with him from 2004 the other day in which he was stupid/ignorant enough to suggest middle aged men are disadvantaged in society. What worries me is the fact his fans seem to think that Moffat is beyond criticism. Nobody is beyond criticism. Everyone has their flaws. If you dare to suggest Mr. Moffat is sexist, you are accused of trolling, which is childish and a bit sad.
@MrRazza has regenerated into Hippy 12 I can't even remember the story, that's how little I think of The Doctor's Wife. How it became some sort of fan favourite is beyond me. Wasn't it about the TARDIS in human form?
I'm going to assume this episode is lame, so then I can only be pleasantly surprised. In any case this has been my least anticipated episode of the series for ages. So long as it's at least 'good' and doesn't completely derail the quality of this series I'll be pleased
1 week, 2 days ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review
I would rather watch Peter Capaldi's Doctor painting a wall for an hour than watch an episode of 'Clara Who'. If I met somebody in real life like her- a compulsive liar, extremely shallow and prefers appearances over substance, egotist, relentless optimist, annoying giggly teenage girl type quality, I would throw up on the spot. There is something extremely immature about her character.
The 12th Doctor is the most mysterious and intriguing incarnation we've had since Ecclestone, but as this article points out he is made to be the anti hero while our beloved compulsive lying Clara is the moral conscience of the story. This has lead to some confusion where I as a viewer don't know who to support. It's supposed to be Clara but I find her so annoying I simply can't.
I can't help but feel that Capaldi should have left Clara on the spaceship in Into the Dalek and let Journey Blue become the new companion. No giggly immature compulsive lying from her- just a straightforward, honest, knows right from wrong badass companion. That's the dynamic that would have suited Capaldi's Doctor.
1 week, 2 days ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”
No she's the human companion and he's the 2000 year old alien, they are completely different, it's only double standards if you lack imagination
1 week, 3 days ago on 2nd Opinion: Flatline
Both are exceptionally strong episodes, but for me it's Flatline by a country mile
1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline
@the Doctor's euphonium Well I don't like Clara because of her entire personality. I can't stand the constant chirpiness of her. The way she goes 'hows you' on the phone in a high pitched voice to Danny is extremely irritating. The way she gets angry when other people don't do as she wants them to do. Control freak. Threatens the Doctor with physical violence- not cool, and it should not be promoted on television.
The Doctor on the other hand is cold and offensive but the audience expect him to be that way. Tom Baker was cold and offensive. And he was pretty much the defining Doctor.
Hmmm, not too keen on the idea that the last episode can be watched early. But then again, Deep Breath was aired early and that didn't cause many problems (arguably because loads of people had seen the leaked version anyway)
1 week, 4 days ago on Watch Death in Heaven Early
@sontaran17 @Ottoman14 Well I don't think anyone has been particularly hyped for this episode. It was actually Moffat who described this as an 'instant classic'... who knows
1 week, 4 days ago on Next Time: In the Forest of the Night
RIP Lynda Bellingham. You made your mark on this earth
1 week, 5 days ago on R.I.P. Lynda Bellingham
Wow, they're really not advertising this well are they? I've accidentally fallen asleep during both of the trailers. I really hope the actual episode is good, because we haven't had a single bad episode of this entire series!
1 week, 5 days ago on Next Time: In the Forest of the Night
Capaldi's speech at the end literally gave me chills it was that good
1 week, 5 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline
@troughton who? @Ottoman14 I agree that 2 episodes is not a sufficient CV, but Moffat is clearly preparing him as a potential successor since he was originally only asked to do one script & Flatline was so well received by Moffat that he commissioned another one. If Moffat gives him a further 2 episodes for Series 9, and they are as well received as these have been, that's quite a solid record to propel him to the top job.
1 week, 5 days ago on Doctor Who Extra: Flatline
@MrRazza's normal account is messing around @Ottoman14 @sontaran17 @The Living Angel / is Regenerating Exactly, I for one would put the decline down to competition with X Factor and the time of year
1 week, 5 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator