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post #101 of 149

I'd heard rumblings of this happening for a few months, and...

 

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I've heard it's not just Gomez and Simm.  Other versions of the Master - including a Delgado stand-in - are involved.

 

It could all be fake, but there's a lot of smoke here.  

post #102 of 149
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I'd heard rumblings of this happening for a few months, and...

 

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I've heard it's not just Gomez and Simm.  Other versions of the Master - including a Delgado stand-in - are involved.

 

It could all be fake, but there's a lot of smoke here.  

Beevers and Macqueen, please!!!

post #103 of 149

If multiple Doctors can team up, then The Master should be able too as well. 

 

I'm bummed that that Haley Atwell won't be the next Doctor. I'd rather see her do something off beat like Doctor Who, than another procedural show.

post #104 of 149
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I just read Anthony Ainley's wikipedia page. Apparently he used to answer the telephone "This is The Master".  I like that.

post #105 of 149
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If multiple Doctors can team up, then The Master should be able too as well. 

 

I'm bummed that that Haley Atwell won't be the next Doctor. I'd rather see her do something off beat like Doctor Who, than another procedural show.


This really was a chance for an out-of-the-box choice as the Doctor. I suppose that

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Rankin is an out-of-the-box choice, or rather one hell of a dark horse given that no one had him on the lists

but... y'know. Not as out-of-the-box as Atwell.

 

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A multiple Masters team-up sounds like a hoot. Hope that rumor is true.
post #106 of 149

A Radio Times editor just confirmed the Sun story, then hastily deleted the tweet.

post #107 of 149

Official confirmation about Simm returning:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/john-simm-doctor-who

post #108 of 149
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I guess I'll have some new avatar pictures to choose from! 

post #109 of 149

Saxon's next avatar:

 

 

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Not a great premiere, but an enjoyable one.  I like Bill!

post #110 of 149

Yeah, perfectly functional introduction story, nothing special, nothing terrible... we've seen it all a few times before... but I thought Bill was very good. Look forward to seeing more of her.

post #111 of 149
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I really enjoyed this.

 

I appreciate how it was designed both as an introduction to any new viewers whilst having enough continuity to satisfy long-term fans (although I'm surprised not to hear any references to "The Waters Of Mars"!) The callback to last season's finale and the Doctor having his own memories stolen from him was a nice way to explain why he doesn't do the same to Bill.

 

Sure, it was kind of slow at the beginning but I didn't mind that at all, especially as it was giving us an introduction to the new companion. On that subject, I like her a lot more than I thought I was going to. All of the promotional material painted her as Donna mark 2 and so it's nice to see that it's not really the case. I smiled a lot during the episode, especially at how long it took Bill to finally work out that "the box" was bigger on the inside. It's also probably the first episode where Nardole actually worked for me. 

 

Really looking forward to the rest of the season after such a strong opener. God I love Capaldi in this role. 


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post #112 of 149
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Oh God. Everyone's saying Kris Marshall is the new Doctor.  What a downer after such a good episode. Most boring choice of Doctor since the show came back?

 

ETA: The BBC aren't confirming so I'm hoping it's not true and the newspapers have got their facts wrong. 

post #113 of 149

I only know him as the horned-up British guy in Love Actually who flies to Minnesota to bang American chicks. Not a fan.

post #114 of 149
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I really enjoyed this.

 

I appreciate how it was designed both as an introduction to any new viewers whilst having enough continuity to satisfy long-term fans (although I'm surprised not to hear any references to "The Waters Of Mars"!) The callback to last season's finale and the Doctor having his own memories stolen from him was a nice way to explain why he doesn't do the same to Bill.

 

Sure, it was kind of slow at the beginning but I didn't mind that at all, especially as it was giving us an introduction to the new companion. On that subject, I like her a lot more than I thought I was going to. All of the promotional material painted her as Donna mark 2 and so it's nice to see that it's not really the case. I smiled a lot during the episode, especially at how long it took Bill to finally work out that "the box" was bigger on the inside. It's also probably the first episode where Nardole actually worked for me. 

 

Really looking forward to the rest of the season after such a strong opener. God I love Capaldi in this role. 


​Ha ha ha, Movellans ...

post #115 of 149

Hiding the Series 10 trailer behind a Class act break is some straight-up AMC/Low Winter Sun bullshit.

post #116 of 149

OK, here's my guess for the season finale. Given what they've told us from news items and the trailers, Peter Capaldi's Doctor battles the Mondasian Cyberman and in the final stages of the final episode, as he collapses in his weakened state and starts to regeneration, with the last of his strength he opens the vault and reveals ...

 

... the previously missing episode of The Tenth Planet Part 4.

 

Best season finale or the best season finale ever​?

post #117 of 149

I've seen better episodes of Doctor Who, but it was still a good one. I'm just happy to see the show back on the air.

 

My favorite moments where when the camera pull back to reveal that the TARDIS is bigger on the inside and the pictures of the Doctor's granddaughter and River, along with the TARDIS encouraging him to make Bill his new companion.

post #118 of 149
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​Ha ha ha, Movellans ...

 

Yeah, you've got to love The Doctor essentially saying "Fuck those guys" in this episode. Good to know Moffat thinks they're as lame as almost everyone does.

 

LOOK AT THEM

 

post #119 of 149

It was an OK episode elevated by Pearl Mackie and Peter Capaldi having instant comic chemistry with each other. It's too bad we're only getting one season of them together, they seem like a fun pair.

post #120 of 149

a couple pictures have surfaced of Sim & Gomez standing outside with another gent who resembles Roger Delgado as The Master.

They've had multiple Doctors together, but I can't remember, in my limited Who experiences, if they've ever had multiple Masters together.

post #121 of 149

On TV, no, no they have not.

post #122 of 149
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I appreciate how it was designed both as an introduction to any new viewers whilst having enough continuity to satisfy long-term fans (although I'm surprised not to hear any references to "The Waters Of Mars"!) The callback to last season's finale and the Doctor having his own memories stolen from him was a nice way to explain why he doesn't do the same to Bill.

 

I fully expected TD to ask the monster, "How'd you get here from Mars?"  But, eh.  By this time, the doctor is over 5 billion years old.  Perhaps his memory isn't what it used to be.

At least, that's how I now expect the show to hand-wave any inconsistencies in TD's recall.

post #123 of 149
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The callback to last season's finale and the Doctor having his own memories stolen from him was a nice way to explain why he doesn't do the same to Bill.

 

I thought the reason he didn't remove Bill's memories was because of Clara. When Bill asks if he'd like it if someone removed his memories, we get Clara's theme - The Doctor is remembering Clara and how wouldn't want to lose the memory of her.

 

All in all, a decent opener/introduction episode. Think I'll like Bill.

 

Liked Nardole too.

 

ETA - so has the girl who Bill fancied just disappeared now? Wont anyone notice? Thought it was a bit cold the way it was just left to be ignored.

post #124 of 149

Eh, minor characters getting killed/disappearing is par for the course here. 

 

Really enjoyed having this back. Bill is awesome and I look forward to seeing way more of her. She's not half as twee/manic as I thought she would be.  And The Doctor going back to take photos of her mother was the goddamn sweetest thing ever. 

 

But OH GOD CAPALDI PLEASE DON'T GO! JUST GIVE ME ONE MORE SEASON I NEED MORE TIME! 

post #125 of 149
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I thought the reason he didn't remove Bill's memories was because of Clara. When Bill asks if he'd like it if someone removed his memories, we get Clara's theme - The Doctor is remembering Clara and how wouldn't want to lose the memory of her.

 

Aren't we both talking about the same thing? The Doctor's memory of Clara was taken from him in last season's finale and that's why we get her theme.

 

Quote (From "Hell Bent"):
 DOCTOR: When something goes missing, you can always recreate it by the hole it left. I know her name was Clara. I know we travelled together. I know that there was an Ice Warrior on a submarine and a mummy on the Orient Express. I know we sat together in the Cloisters and she told me something very important, but I have no idea what she said. Or what she looked like. Or how she talked. Or laughed. There's nothing there. Just nothing. 

 

He knows what it's like to have your memories taken and that's what stops him from doing it to Bill.

post #126 of 149
Really? I've absolutely no memory of him losing his memory.

Perhaps it's contagious.

Will have to revisit last season.
post #127 of 149
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Really? I've absolutely no memory of him losing his memory.

Perhaps it's contagious.

Will have to revisit last season.

The emotional twist of the Series 9 finale had The Doctor telling his tale to Clara (who's posing as a waitress at an American diner) only to reveal he has no memory of what Clara looks or sounds like. 

post #128 of 149
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The emotional twist of the Series 9 finale had The Doctor telling his tale to Clara (who's posing as a waitress at an American diner) only to reveal he has no memory of what Clara looks or sounds like. 


Nope. Got nothin.

 

Have to wait for Netflix to catch up.

post #129 of 149
If you don't remember "The Impossible Astronaut," the season 6 episode shot in Utah, rewatch that one first. Trust me on this.
post #130 of 149
No I remember that series. I remember thinking the writers didn't have a clue what the hell was going on.

Last thing I remember about Clara was she died and some sort of black bird was involved. I think. Maybe not.
post #131 of 149

...do you remember the Doctor in a creepy castle right afterwards?

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...do you remember the Doctor in a creepy castle right afterwards?

 

I would hope he does as that's one of the best episodes of the whole damn show. 

post #133 of 149

I was going to say... if not it was possibly the worst time to have checked out of the series possible.

post #134 of 149
This week's episode was decidedly average.

I liked the concept of grief being a virus that had to be stamped out.

But I'm getting a bit tired of stories where they have a single far out concept and they structure an episode around it - can't think of a specific one offhand, but ithis last episode just seemed so familiar.

I wish they'd do more weighty episodes.
post #135 of 149
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But I'm getting a bit tired of stories where they have a single far out concept and they structure an episode around it - can't think of a specific one offhand, but ithis last episode just seemed so familiar.

 

Well... that's like every sci-fi story ever isn't it? :)

post #136 of 149

What? You don't find that mankind's ultimate destruction is because of self-aware emoji powered robots is incredibly horrifying?

post #137 of 149

"Does it speak? Will we understand it?"

 

"Well it depends on what forms of your language have survived over so many thousands of years..."

 

"Emoji! It speaks emoji!"

 

"...of course it does."

post #138 of 149

Ehh, really seems like the writer had no idea how to end it, so they spun a wheel and landed at "suddenly humans are evil slave-owners and need to mend their ways."

 

It seems to me if the robots are sentient, then they should be aware enough not to murder people for feeling sad--they certainly seem to get that shooting one of their interfaces (which for a gestalt intelligence should be like stubbing a toe) is an act of aggression. The alternative is that they're simply malfunctioning machines, but then you can't talk about how awful it is that they're being enslaved. You can't have it both ways. (Also, the humans charging off to get into a firefight with a city was just dumb. Do they not know how their own technology works?)

 

...when was the last time the Doctor lectured an alien species on how they had to be the bigger man and put up with humanity killing some hundred of their number? 

post #139 of 149
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This week's episode was decidedly average.
 

 

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Ehh, really seems like the writer had no idea how to end it

 

Pretty much sums up my thoughts on the episode. Whilst it was better than Cottrell-Boyce's previous episode on the show (the awful "In The Forest Of The Night"), there wasn't really a lot to sink your teeth into here and the ending seemed somewhat rushed, making me wonder what Moffat sees in him as a writer for the show. I didn't hate it but I'm not in a hurry to rewatch it.

 

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I wish they'd do more weighty episodes.

 

Like last season's two part commentary on immigration, you mean?

post #140 of 149
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Like last season's two part commentary on immigration, you mean?


Yeah I though that one was a bit too on the nose and heavy handed.

 

I dunno - weighty might be the wrong word to use - maybe if they just gave it more space to breathe - like you say the ending was rushed, plus it was a stupid resolution that had to fit into the last 5 minutes.

post #141 of 149

I kept wondering where the beautiful location they were shooting exteriors was at. A great part of it must've been real as opposed to sets or CGI.

post #142 of 149
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I kept wondering where the beautiful location they were shooting exteriors was at. A great part of it must've been real as opposed to sets or CGI.


I don't think miles and miles of corn fields are too hard to create in a PC.

post #143 of 149
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I kept wondering where the beautiful location they were shooting exteriors was at. A great part of it must've been real as opposed to sets or CGI.

 

Courtesy of the AV Club comments section:

 

"Apparently it was filmed in Spain's City of Arts and Sciences, which is where all the Tomorrowland city exteriors were shot."

 

and

 

"According to TARDIS Data Core, the filming was done at "The City of Arts and Sciences" (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) in Valencia, Spain."

 

http://www.avclub.com/tvclub/doctor-and-bill-are-fantastic-together-then-doctor-254141

post #144 of 149

Yes, magnificently sci-fi, no corn fields though.

 

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@39.4574208,-0.3545405,3a,75y,159.6h,91.48t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1srDZbNTl3peJEClJvOf8sPA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1

 

Tempted to put it on the weekend getaway list to be honest.

post #145 of 149
Wow that place is real. Impressive. Thought it was a set.
post #146 of 149

 I wasn't impressed by the last episode either. It was mostly The Doctor and Bill walking around and talking. I did get a kick out of the emoji the robots made when they went into kill mode.

post #147 of 149
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Adorable.

 

post #148 of 149

I do love Michelle Gomez.

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Adorable.

 

 

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