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Re: TV Shows « Reply #3480 on: November 17, 2014, 09:29 PM »
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Well after avoiding all the spoilers I have now finished the series and have been back through the last couple of pages of this thread. What an incredible finale. Those last 2 episodes are up there as two of the best ever for me. I can't believe I didn't pick Missy as the Master, seems so obvious in hindsight. There were a lot of calls for the first female Doctor to replace Smith so I guess they took that on board and went for a female Master first. She played it stragely similar to her evil teacher character in Bad Education too.

Feel a bit silly for not realising the skeletons were going to be Cybermen though when they said they were inside an exo-skeleton that was invisible in the water. Was shocked Osgood was killed, I expected her to make it out and become the next companion. Couldn't help crying at Danny as a Cyberman then flying up and sacrificing himself, then again when he sent the boy back instead of himself. It was also a hand over mouth moment seeing the Brigadier as a Cyberman.

Wasnt surprised about Gallifrey, it was never going to be were the Master said. Interesting to see what happens regarding Danny because as blueberryhill pointe out we met his and Clara's descendent in Listen. Perhaps Clara is pregnant?

That might just be the best series yet. Roll on the Christmas Special!

Gomez confirmed last week that she will be coming back. Capaldi had an interview on LBC radio station and he sounded keen to stay in the role for a long, long time. However, he wouldn't want to outstay his welcome. Capaldi is the sort of Doctor that we could get 5-7 years out of. One of the best things about Series 8 looking back is just how much of Capaldi's personality as the Twelfth Doctor has evidently been saved until Series 9 and beyond. He's been on screen for a full series and I feel like I only know a half, possibly a quarter of what the Twelfth Doctor is like. Clever writing to the last!
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #3481 on: November 17, 2014, 10:00 PM »
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Yeah great stuff. I haven't really seen him in much before, only that series of Torchwood and the Pompeii Dr Who episode really which is why I've struggled not seeing him as the Doctor in The Musketeers. Really need to get around to The Thick of It, especially being a civil servant myself! Been on my list for a while but not got to it yet.

I'm half way through Happy Valley at the moment too and that's pretty compelling (albeit grim) viewing.
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #3482 on: November 18, 2014, 07:22 PM »
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Capaldi reportedly signed onto Series 10, along with Series 9. The good news just keeps coming.
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #3483 on: November 19, 2014, 06:45 AM »
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@invisible
I 'd rate  "Happy Valley" as my favourite series of the year yay
Did u get "The Killing" and "The Bridge" in your neck of the woods? Also excellent, if u like crime.
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #3484 on: November 19, 2014, 09:48 PM »
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We got the US version of The Killing and I watched series 1 but it hasn't been back since then. Haven't spotted The Bridge.
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #3485 on: November 19, 2014, 11:48 PM »
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I was just thinking how good would it be if Missy was to kill River in a future episode? Possibly the last of Capaldi's era.
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #3486 on: November 20, 2014, 07:01 AM »
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Connor.....I read in the Telegraph the other day, that Capaldi said he'd once turned down an audition for 'Dr. Who', because he was terrified he wouldn't get the part!  lol
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #3487 on: November 20, 2014, 09:29 AM »
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Connor.....I read in the Telegraph the other day, that Capaldi said he'd once turned down an audition for 'Dr. Who', because he was terrified he wouldn't get the part!  lol

Yeah, nearly 20 years ago! I suppose his older self is now laughing at his younger self. I would have hated Capaldi to get such a trashy Hollywood budget film though to play his lifetime role. Much prefer him in an average series.
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #3488 on: November 20, 2014, 09:54 AM »
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Well maybe his younger self lacked the self-assuredness and confidence back then, because sounds like he really wanted the part! Anyway....his dream came true in the end!  Smile
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #3489 on: November 20, 2014, 10:34 AM »
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I was just thinking how good would it be if Missy was to kill River in a future episode? Possibly the last of Capaldi's era.

Connor, I'm not sure how this could happen given that River already killed herself back in The Forest of the Dead.
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #3490 on: November 20, 2014, 03:42 PM »
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Connor, I'm not sure how this could happen given that River already killed herself back in The Forest of the Dead.

The Doctor and River's timeline is a mess. They never meet in the right order. River has 'died' on at least 3 occasions, but always appears again further down the line. It's possible.
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #3491 on: November 20, 2014, 04:41 PM »
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The Doctor and River's timeline is a mess. They never meet in the right order. River has 'died' on at least 3 occasions, but always appears again further down the line. It's possible.

River/Melody has regenerated twice, which is not the same as dying. River dies in the library in The Forest of the Dead. There is nothing to stop River meeting the 12th Doctor because the timelines aren't chronological. There were various indicators in Silence in the Library that she encountered several Doctors, and I'd love to see Capaldi and Kingston in the odd episode together.

Problem is Moffat messed up River's narrative big time and ultimately made a real hash of it. Instead of letting the mystery of River play out over a number of series he rushed at it and it didn't work out well in the end. But there is, I feel, some unfinished business there so maybe she will be back, but I can't see her being killed by the Mistress - that would be another situation where Moffat thinks he can muck about with the narrative because he 'owns' it and doesn't think other people are smart enough to work it out. The are so many loose ends and dropped plot lines with River that I think Moffat lost control of what he was doing in the scripts and forgot to keep track of the foundations he laid down in SITL and TFOTD.
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Re: TV Shows « Reply #3492 on: November 20, 2014, 06:39 PM »
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River/Melody has regenerated twice, which is not the same as dying. River dies in the library in The Forest of the Dead. There is nothing to stop River meeting the 12th Doctor because the timelines aren't chronological. There were various indicators in Silence in the Library that she encountered several Doctors, and I'd love to see Capaldi and Kingston in the odd episode together.

Problem is Moffat messed up River's narrative big time and ultimately made a real hash of it. Instead of letting the mystery of River play out over a number of series he rushed at it and it didn't work out well in the end. But there is, I feel, some unfinished business there so maybe she will be back, but I can't see her being killed by the Mistress - that would be another situation where Moffat thinks he can muck about with the narrative because he 'owns' it and doesn't think other people are smart enough to work it out. The are so many loose ends and dropped plot lines with River that I think Moffat lost control of what he was doing in the scripts and forgot to keep track of the foundations he laid down in SITL and TFOTD.

Remember that she stated her Doctor was an 'older' one and that she travelled with him for a bit? I think her Doctor is Capaldi. It was a strategic casting from Moffat to run the River storyline into the ground further, I think. Yeah it's been stated on several occasions that River met several Doctors. Regardless of whether or not River died, I still would love to see her come face to face with Gomez's incarnation of the Master. River, in my opinion, also has psychopathic tendencies, and as this female Master doesn't try to hide the fact that she is completely off her nut, the dynamic between the two characters would be a sight to behold.

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Re: TV Shows « Reply #3493 on: Today at 12:00 AM »
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Happy 51st birthday Doctor Who!

Here's to another 51 years!


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