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26 November 2019 at 23:47 #68420
@winston Hope you get better soon. I always watch Doctor Who when I’m sick. I also remember a story of David Tennant watching Doctor Who to feel better when he was a child and had a injury or illness. It’s always best to have The Doctor when your sick.24 November 2019 at 07:34 #68411
Happy Doctor Who Day! Yay, we finally have a trailer! I know they want to keep everything a secret but they haven’t been trying to keep the excitement of a new season steady. There really is a lot of action in the trailer. That makes me worry the Chris is overcompensating about peoples complaints about last season. The action also seems to be all anyone is talking about, making Doctor Who sound like a thriller, which it isn’t. My favorite Doctor Who moments involve people talking. However, it’s a trailer, we’ll see the full show when it airs. It looks to me though that somethings in the trailer are getting over looked because of the action. The directing hasn’t seemed to changed much, I’ve counted atleast 28 close-ups in the trailer alone. Something that might go unseen because your eye is following the action. The lighting has gotten a little brighter on the TARDIS, which I like. That’s a room where The Doctor has to get a lot of work done. If she can’t see, she can’t work. I don’t care for the idea that “the darkness is a metaphor for darkness” when no one will have a room lite in such a way. It makes Doctor Who look like to many shows that are on television today when Doctor Who is unlike anyother show on television. I’m just not a fan of the shows direction of HD quality. HD makes things look so real that they become fake again. I wish the show would have stayed with the special effects used in Capaldi’s time on the show. Anyway, it looks like scenes where everyone is in black tie will be a two-parter. We have a black creature that looks like the spider monster from The Runaway Bride. We have a black scorpion to go with this. I hope that The Doctor’s joke at the begining is a sign Chris is also going to have a healthy amount of humor, although I don’t see him adding much. I hope another trailer airs soon, there isn’t much to go off of. However, thank you to the BBC and Chris for giving us something on Doctor Who Day. I would have had nothing if it weren’t for this.24 November 2019 at 07:00 #68410
@thane16 Hi syzygy, I just saw you mentioned me in a post just over a week ago. Sorry I didn’t reply back right away, still working on a lot on my end. I only want to clarify my point of view and have that be it because with the amount of hate crimes accouring in the United States right now, I would feel more comfortable if we just didn’t talk about it again. In your post it seemed like you thought my option on PC culture was negative or inaccurate and from looking back on those comments that is a completly fair point of view. However I didn’t mean it like that. I don’t have a problem with PC culture when done right, I really think it’s a good thing. I feel like with all the tension in the world today, people fighting for equality and people fighting because of hatered, this is a grand turning point in the direction the world will turn. I’m wanting equality to win so when I say things like I don’t want people to be judged by their gender or biological structure it’s because I want them to be judge on the context of their character. Now I don’t like to defy myself with labels. I like to look past all the labels and my own body to see who I am in my mind set. I believe that your thoughts, memories and actions make up who you are and I try my best to view other people that way. I’m not perfect, I make mistakes but I allows acknowledge when I do and I try to learn from them and a huge reason on why I believe this way is because humans haven’t been responsibel with the labels we place on eachother. We live in a world where if someone mentions a label referring to race, gender or sexual orientation someone else will make an assumption on that individuals thoughts, memories or actions. I don’t want to see that done any more however, I agree with you that if someone does harm someone because of (for example) gender than we have to say something and help who was harmed. I’m sorry for what happened to you, I know you said mentioning that wasn’t for attention, that’s not why I’m saying this. I’m saying this because I am sorry that we live in a world where that can happen to someone. I agree with you that these things happen because of people being who they are. People judge me for being who I am but labels mean nothing to me, so when people mention them, it’s like getting hit with a ton of bricks. I know it’s not the same for everyone and I have been there for people when I have to be. I’m not trying to brag, if this wasn’t the topic I would have never said this. The only reason I thought The Doctor would be the same as me is because from the first time I saw The Doctor I related to him. There’s been no other character in fiction I have related to this much. My friends view me like companions view The Doctor, I live most of my life as a hermit, I have dressed like all The Doctors in my lifetime (even as a child before I’ve ever seen the show) and when I watch the program I can regualy finish The Doctor’s sentences. Not just because I watch the show as often as I do but because so many of the things he’s said I have said before I even heard of Doctor Who, and not just big, philosophical speeches but simple things like throwing away a manual because I “disagreed” with it. I know, a lot of people would call me “strange”. I just thought that when The Doctor changed from a male biological structure to a female one, she would react the same way I would if I changed from female to male. Look, I’ve ranted on long enough and there is a lot I removed from this posting. I logged in to talk about the new trailer that came out. I still want to do that before Doctor Who Day is over from where I’m at. Please understand that I only typed this up because I agree with you. I do believe in kindness and I absolutely can’t stand myself if I every fail to be that. I’m really trying to be there for who ever needs me, I just don’t want people to think I don’t have everyone’s best interest at heart. Thanks for letting me rant, again I don’t like to get political here. I mostly come here for Doctor Who.21 October 2019 at 06:35 #68194
@janetteb @blenkinsopthebrave I think it would be funny if the The Doctor met Mary Shelley. Alot of people forget that the original Frankenstien was made out of parts from a lab, not dugged up body parts. Cybermen could fall into the inspiration of Frankenstien, however I wouldn’t want this to be a episode too similar to “The Unicorn and the Wasp”.
I’m also really curious to see if the Sea Devils come back. I’ve been trying to think of a story myself where they could come back (been hitting a dry spell when it comes to writing). I’ve been trying to fit hydrothermal vents into a story with them but they are hards creatures to have mentioned in a story, but that’s just me.If they do come back I hope they were done right.21 October 2019 at 06:14 #68193
@janetteb Sorry I didn’t reply back to this post right away. Thanks for agreeing, a lot of people can willfully ignore the importance of how a word was intended. I think it’s great that “times are a changin'” and we do get to have conversations about these topics inorder to find a solution. We just need to keep fighting inorder to progress. Thanks for talking to me about this.10 October 2019 at 18:53 #68167
@janetteb @nerys @whisht Funny story about the councillor, janetteb. I don’t understand the need for the terms “miss”, “mrs” or “ms”. I’ve been called all these things along with “sir”, “mr” and once “master. (I wear clothes designed for both genders. As long as it’s pratical I’ll wear it. People also call me by nicknames that sound like male and/or female names so someone new might not know my biological structure until they see me.) I really don’t get affended when these words are used as long as people don’t mean to affend me. I just think, “Oh you thought I was male, nothing wrong with being male.” or “You might think I’m single. Well, I’ve single my whole life, nothing wrong with that.” because I don’t see anything wrong with being male or single. However, if someone were to get in my face and hiss at me for wearing mans clothes I think, “You are meaning to insult me for the clothes I’m wearing.” and I have been known to fight back in times like that. It’s really how people use the words that can set me off. However, when people talk about my gender when in a situation that doesn’t call for it, I think “Oh, your just viewing me as a label instead of who I am.” because people do that. Almost everyone does that, why don’t we view eachother as the people we are. People use these labels to indentify more than a biological structure, we use them to view a character. I’ve been pointed at and been told what my personality is, despite this person never talking to me before, all because they saw my body type and therefor felt they had enough information to know me. If these words are used like that, than I hate the way they are being used. I don’t think humans have been resposible with these words and that’s where the this problem comes from.1 October 2019 at 20:36 #68137
@janetteb Great news on Stephen Fry, I really like his work. If they really do make an epiaode about Noor Ianyat Khna than I can’t wait to see it. Thanks for the link. It does seem more like her story should be a film though.30 September 2019 at 02:24 #68136
@missy Sorry to hear the bad news. Times like this are never easy. I hope you and your OH get all the help you can and you’re lucky to have three children to help you in this situation. We’re all here for you.29 September 2019 at 23:37 #68135
@nerys I agree, never understood the term “actresses”. For me when people use the word “man” in terms such as “fireman”, I always figured it was referring to mankind, as if to view us as a species instead of gender form. I really never understood why we put labels on eachother and than judge eachother for them.
Hi everyone, I see we’re still talking about Jodie’s gender. I feel I’ve made my option on the subject clear but I just need to rant for awhile. When the trailers for season 11 were being released I cried tears of happyness, not because Jodie has the same biological structure as me but because I saw a person who looked like The Doctor. I should have been sad, Peter was leaving the show and he was my favorite Doctor but I couldn’t look at Jodie and stay sad. I guess I just don’t really understand where all this tension is coming from. The only reason I was against a female Doctor was because I didn’t want people to fight over it. That was wrong of me, I want the role of The Doctor to be played by the best actor, despite their gender. Now, this past season didn’t handle the change the way I hoped it would. I don’t like that Chris Chibnall wanted to cast a woman (again, it should go to the best person despite gender). I don’t like that The Doctor mentions the gender change, in my opion The Doctor shouldn’t think about it and I don’t like that you can see the gender change affecting the stories. Some of the worse stories come from creating the theme or moral lesson first. This is suppose to be entertainment, it isn’t suppose to preach to us yet the latest season did that. However, I’m not going to complain about Jodie’s gender. She never had a choice over it, same as any of us. Really I’m just tired of hearing people looking at her outward appearance instead of her character or her acting talents since this is suppose to be a profession and not politics. I don’t like it when people look at me, see my biological structure and assume they know everything about me. That happens all the time! From the time I was a child I wondered why that was and lately I’ve been feeling stressed about it alot. Funny thing is I don’t even see myself as a woman, I just think of me as me. If I were to suddenly change from female to male I wouldn’t see it as anything different. That’s what I was hoping for with The Doctor. The point I am trying to make here is, I understand someone not liking some of reasoning behind this casting decision but I can’t comprehand how someone can hate Jodie because she is female. Especially since everyone in this world has been treated different on accounts of their gender and I’m sure none of us like it when that happens.
I’m sorry for ranting. I try not to get political on this site and I won’t do this again. I hope no one was affended since I don’t mean to sound harsh. (If this did sound harsh, hard to tell when you have read it instead of hearing it.) I just had to place my thoughts somewhere so I can keep track of them. Thanks for letting me type it out.8 May 2019 at 06:51 #67651
Hi everyone. It’s been awhile since I’ve wrote anything on the forum. Wish I’ve been more active here over the past few months. Haven’t even said much about our new Doctor. Hope it’s still relevant to analyze her character. It’s that something really struck me about this Doctor and I haven’t seen anyone else mention it online. This Doctor is so different from her past incarnations and I have a theory why and of course I want to hear everyone’s thoughts on this.
Here it is, in the last season The 12th Doctor didn’t want to continue doing what he does. There had been too much emotional weight put on his shoulders and he didn’t want to gather anymore. So when he regenerated, instead of a new body and mindset to hold the same feelings he gathered through hundreds of years, all that pain could now be placed in the back of her mind. The Doctor took on the mindset of her younger self, someone child like, who haven’t gone through the stress that comes with everything she does. That’s why I think she is like no other Doctor, because she took on a mind set of The Doctor we haven’t seen before, one that haven’t even left Gallifrey yet and was more young and hopeful than ever before. That’s why she seems a little disconnected from her past selfs. It’s also why I think she is a little more forgetful or doesn’t strategize her actions. Why would she, she doesn’t have the mind set of a solider. She’s thinking like her younger self, someone who didn’t have this thinking process as part of her lifestyle. That’s why she might forget details when solving a mystery like in “Kerblam!” or ignore common sense like when she held her sonic screwdriver too close to the Pting (hope I’m spelling that right). Now, the only reason she isn’t completely like her younger self and remains as the protecter of the universe is because she is still living by the rules she has created for herself. Those rules she has gathered and shaped through her years of being in the positions she’s in keep her as The Doctor. Now, there is a bit of evidence to support my theory. From the 12th Doctor’s final words to make sure his new incarnation remembers the codes he lives by. To this Doctor talking about her childhood, including childhood stories and days at the orphanage. Even the idea of her calling this new Team Tardis her “family” might support this theory. Jodie’s Doctor is very child like, from the positive attitude about things most people wouldn’t think about (apple bobbing for example) to the way she dresses. I know her child like behaviour isn’t a new observation but I’ve just haven’t heard anyone put it in the context I am. I also want to point out that I’m not saying that she has forgotten or doesn’t think about her past experiences, she just has a more active positive personality now, from a simpler time that can now help her heal.
Well that’s it. I’ve had this idea for a long time and just haven’t said anything. Again, wish I’ve said it sooner. Hope everyone at least found it fascinating even if you don’t agree. Let me know what you think. It’s nice to talk to everyone again.11 November 2018 at 04:46 #65539
Alright, I finally got done moving! Oh I missed this, I’ve been wanting to write for awhile but I couldn’t. Just got the internet and I’ve been taking care of my dog. First week in a new house and he had to be taken to the vet. He has cancer and I’ve been taken care of him, spending most of my time with him. I really need this right now. Feels good to be back. I haven’t commented on Jodie or the new season yet, so let me say I really like it. Everything is so great. This Doctor is just what I thought she would be, same with her companions. That being said, I wanted a challenge with this season, and haven’t gotten it yet. I watch Doctor Who because I love stories. I like to look at them as stories and see if I can figure out what will happen next. I like to place myself in the action, strategize and think what would I do in this situation. I also like looking at the morals of stories, find out what I agree or disagree with and why. A good example of this is the episode Kill The Moon. I was for saving it by the way, but it’s moments like that in all stories I love and this is why I love Doctor Who so much. This season so far has been really familiar, in that I see what is going to happen next, I can see the moral very clearly and actions can easily be laid out. I want this season to push it’s boundaries more and I think it can do this by exploring the characters more. I say that knowing we just had a great turning point for our characters. The companions have choose The Doctor now and she knows what will happen to them in the long term. I think these companions will be different from the rest, I think that they might be able to walk away from this and learn from what they will see but there will still be some damage. As I’m typing this I’m thinking nothing has gone wrong this season so far and I don’t think anything will. Every episode has been great, I’m not a shame to admit every episode so far has brought me to tears for different reasons. This season has been great and I haven’t gotten to the new Doctor yet. She is so great. My favorite moment with her is her jumping across cranes because it was heroic but also because I was so swept up in the show my thoughts were “Doctor, you might have have to jump.” This is when she is telling someone else to jump and my thoughts go straight to “He might not jump, he’s really likely to get caught. Than you’re going to jump.” What I love about this moment is she just does it, only with a hint of panic, she just does it. The best moment to me was the four humans who couldn’t believe her actions as they were witnessing this scene. To me, if I had any doubts about this new Doctor that would have made them disappear. I get caught up in the show and I forget what the normal reaction to this universe should be. The companions know do know this however, they can’t believe this alien and her actions and I think that makes this show what it has always been. A crazy been, ready for anything and normal people not quite understanding her or her reasoning. I love this and I love Jodie’s Doctor. Now I’m going to recap my thoughts real quick, I don’t to spend too much time on this. Need to get back to my dog. So let just say, I know everyone working on the show right now are going to be looking back at this season and they are going to know what they will want to change, wether they feel there was a mistake, just want to try something different or push their luck. I write a lot and I know that the worse thing someone can do is just criticise without really caring about what was offered. I am loving everything so far. That’s why I want to see more, more episodes and trying to expand what they can offer. So I want to leave off with a proposal knowing that no one from the show is going to read this. This is for the writers, can we explore a character trait of The Doctors hardly mentioned in the context of the show. I know The Doctor needs to have a lot of mystery to her, I love this, that’s why I never want to know her name. But if we could take something we all know about her and have her face it, I think this could be a situation that will show the core aspects of The Doctor’s character but would be handled by every Doctor differently, allowing for this Doctor to exemplify her own distinct characteristics. For example, part of The Doctor’s character I always been fascinated by is that she is a parent and a grandparent. That she has a family made of her own flesh and blood. This is hardly mentioned in the show though since Susan left. I’ve been reading a book, The 12 Doctors of Christmas. In it there is a chapter were The Doctor finds out Susan had a child, a son. I like to wonder how would The Doctor react to seeing her granddaughter again and meet her great grandson. This might not sound like a small part of The Doctor but again, we haven’t seen her family since Susan left in the second year of the show. Since than her family has been her companions. It has been that way to her for over 2,000 years now and she doesn’t talk about her Timelord family. If she thought about visiting Susan again or she just met a member of her family, what would this idea do to her. Now this is just an example I thought of and it’s something that I like about The Doctor’s character. It doesn’t have to be this. I just want to see the crew believe that they can explore anything and still have it resemble the show. It can be anything, something from The Doctor’s past, a character trait hardly scene, or the emotional and mental impact her actions and the universe’s actions have on her. This can really be anything! It is just a thought, however, this is not my show and I wouldn’t be watching if I didn’t trust what everyone was bringing to it. Everyone keep up the good work. Welcome Jodie specially, she is a symbol of hope and I haven’t been so happy with a Doctor in my time watching the program. Thank you Jodie!29 August 2018 at 06:05 #63890
@tempusfugit I never understood the complaints about him not being handsome and young. When he was cast it made me worry about The Doctor’s personality changing and made me think he would be cruel instead of a hero. However after his first episode I suspected he became my favorite, everything I worried about being proved false, but I wanted to make sure since regeneration always affects the personality. By the second episode I knew. I never thought The Doctor needed to be handsome. I don’t really think of The Doctor based on his looks. The Doctor is also over 2,000 years old, saying a man in his 50’s is too old sounds so silly. Peter never seemed old to me but, I did think he was in his 40’s when I first saw him. I never found him to be grumpy either, I think I related to this Doctor more than I should based on our human standards. I was so sad to see him leave as well, his last episode broke my heart. I still haven’t re-watched it yet. I might not for a while but now that I’ve said that, it makes me want to re-watch it. Oh well, we have a great new Doctor and she’ll share some of the 12th Doctor’s personality. He’s not gone forever. I’m hoping 10 years from now Peter will return and meet the new Doctors that have taken over the show by than.28 August 2018 at 05:40 #63880
@ddoherty95 Wow, I was listening to Irish music when I read your response to me. I didn’t know you were Irish, I though you were from England. I can almost hear the Tenth Doctor speak when I read your posts, I have a theory why. I love that you included a sketch of the TARDIS, I hope he replies back soon.
Hello there, @tempusfugit! It’s nice to have you on the forum. I’m a huge Peter Capaldi fan and his Doctor is my favorite as well. I understand the just wanting to put words to paper, I really hope to receive a letter back but I’m just happy to be sending the letters off. I’m just afraid I’ll be showing to much emotion for a fictional character. I would love to hear more of thoughts on the 12th Doctor and hope you have a great time talking with us.19 August 2018 at 22:33 #63807
@missy I have written the letter! I’ve even included a sketch of his doctor as a gift, but I haven’t sent it yet. Work is requiring me to relocate (my new reason for not being on the blog in awhile) and I don’t want to send a letter without my new address on it. The only fan letter I have ever written was to the BBC expressing my hopes for Torchwood to be brought back. It didn’t work but it still makes me sad because I was never able to hear back from them because I moved shortly after sending the letter. I won’t let it happen this time, so I need to wait, find my new place to live than put that address on the letter. However, I’ve decided to write a fan letter to all actors that have played The Doctor and send them all my first day in my new home. I’ve wanted to have some fun with this and since waiting to send the letter won’t be fun I needed to make the time fly. I almost have them all written and I’m containing a sketch in every one. I’m writing every actor from Tom Baker to Jodie Whittaker and I’ll post what they all have to say or if they replied at all. Wish me luck.
@ddoherty95 Thanks for the warning but the fires aren’t near me. Best wishes for everyone affected by them though. Thanks again for Tennant’s address by the way, this is going to be fun.19 August 2018 at 22:05 #63806
@kharis Oh, I’m still sad about Peter leaving as well, I’ve been re-watching his and Matt’s episode as well but this trailer made me so happy. This has been the easiest time between two doctors I’ve had to go through, and I only needed to wait a day to see Matt’s first episode. Jodie is already The Doctor to me, she was the moment I saw her. I couldn’t even cry when I saw Peter leave because afterwards she was standing there and it made me smile. I can’t wait for October!
@missy I didn’t know Bill and Rose were your favorite companions. Re-thinking Rose’s character I’ve to say I enjoy her more than I have the past couple of years. I re-watched the last two episodes of season 10 again the scenes where Bill is turned into a cyberman and when she gets shot at, mistaken for a monster, always make me cry.27 July 2018 at 18:08 #63696
@janetteb Oh, I didn’t know Peter Davison’s son was acting, I hope he can be on the show someday. That would be great. I knew one of Patrick Troughton’s sons was in Last Christmas, I didn’t know they were both on the show. I also love RTD appearing at the end, one of my favorite moments. Sorry it took me so long to reply to a conversation we were having two weeks ago.27 July 2018 at 18:01 #63695
This is going to be so fantastic! Season 11 looks great, I love everything from the sonic screwdriver to the companions and Jodie is just so brilliant, she is already one of my favorite doctors. The comic con panel told us so much, the trailer could of been better but I’m sure they don’t want to give to much away, especially story details. That’s why the trailer didn’t focus to much on any one episode or story, at least that is how it appears. However the trailer is great, I’m going to look at it again and try to find more clues in it. I feel like there is something I’m missing. The details on the new doctor were great and were what I was hoping for. I can’t wait for everything that is about to happen. Everything looks like it’s coming together so well. That’s all I can really say, somethings we just need to wait and see for what’s going to happen. Till than, this is going to be fun.8 July 2018 at 07:07 #63611
@ddoherty95 Fandabidoesey is a brilliant word, I love to say it. I won’t say a word to your English teacher.
@janetteb I just heard of the Five-ish Doctors this year and first watched it two months ago. It was hilarious and I had to recommend it to every fan of Doctor Who I know. After watching more of the classic series, I’ve got to see all of The Doctors and I’m a fan of all of them. I really enjoy both Colin Baker’s and Sylvester McCoy’s doctors and enjoyed seeing them with Peter Davison and Paul McGann. Now that I’ve started listing people I want to mention everyone that was in the film, The Doctors, the companions, the writers and the Daleks. I love the film and I’ve already seen it about five times. Oh well, as muti-doctor stories teach us, you can’t have too much of a good thing.6 July 2018 at 09:19 #63609
@bluesqueakpip Thanks for the information on the new composer, I wasn’t able to find all those facts online. I’ll have to listen to his work but I do have a good feeling about what he’ll bring to the music of the show. It’s also nice to have a fresh take on the music, but I find it confusing that in Jodie’s first scene we hear a piece of music last used when Tennant was The Doctor. I think Akinola will bring a fresh take to the music, something we haven’t had in New Who yet, but Jodie had such a presence in her first moment and the old music made that moment seem so magical. I can’t wait to see how a new musical tone will compliment her doctor, but I do wonder how will have such a great affect as that first moment. It’s a mystery and it will have a great answer. Also, welcome Segun! I love new people and new faces, I wish him the best of luck and I know he will be the best composer for a new and grand era of Doctor Who.26 June 2018 at 08:36 #63588
@ddoherty95 Sounding like your English teacher is a compliment. I didn’t take it as an insult, I’ve just heard that so many times. The comment made me laugh and I love your English teacher now. I started re-watching Capaldi’s era a few nights ago, you’re going to enjoy it. Matt leaving was really sad but he had a good ending. This is the first time I’ve heard (read) the term FANBABIDOSY and that is such the perfect word for the episode. The Day of the Doctor is such a great episode. Every time I go to my public library I check out that episode on DVD. I need to start giving other people the chance to watch it. Matt, David and John Hurt together made one of my favorite stories. I love those three doctors meeting, all the doctors joining together to save everyone and Tom Baker returning. Now I want to watch this episode again.26 June 2018 at 05:14 #63586
@ddoherty95 Sorry about that line, I feel like I ruined your day. Thanks for agreeing with the post and for saying I sound like you English teacher. You are not the first person to make such a comment in my direction. I hope you enjoy the rest of Matt’s episodes you have to watch. They are all brilliant.14 June 2018 at 10:02 #63557
@ddoherty95 “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS” is a great story. I love Matt’s doctor and really enjoyed the short time when Clara was his companion.
Well, just a few more days till a season 11 trailer is release. I can’t wait to see Jodie’s doctor and her companions. I thought I post my theories about the personality of this new doctor and this seemed like the thread to do so. I believe that Jodie is going to be an incredible doctor and she will move pass the darker tones of other doctors such number 12. I think she will be very cheerful and, like every doctor, view every planet and timeline as a natural beauty. I just think she’ll be expressing this aspect of The Doctor more than the others of the New Who times. However, there are always dangers when traveling with The Doctor so Jodie won’t be happy all the time. This might explain the new logo and its release trailer. The logo itself and the dark blues and sharp reds in the trailer, where we first see the logo, might be use enhance the darker side of Doctor Who and remain the drama of the show. I’m not saying Jodie is always going to be smiling and that show will change drastically, I just believe the approach to the character will become more lighthearted and keep The Doctor interesting to average viewers. To reinforce this theory I do have some evidence from the show. Not only does Jodie smile and compliment the universe’s wild card with the words “Oh brilliant”, but her previous self’s reaction to regeneration and refusal to live could of changed her personality. The Doctor regenerates because of his love ones and because many people need his help. If the only reason The Doctor lives was because he made a choice to stay and protect, he would only want to do good and decrease all possibilities of him doing harm. She might just want a reminder of what she wants to accomplish, not just in her general overview, but in the smallest moment when anything can happen. A brighter point of view can really open her eyes. I know this sounds more than a little dramatic. My theories can be that way. I’m sure if this were to happen, they wouldn’t have The Doctor talk about this. She would carry on and not dwell on what her previous self thought about regenerating. For a lesser theory, maybe The Doctor did choice this new female form because of his love ones. It was his companions that thought him to continue. Now there have been male companions, Steven, Ian, Nardole and Captain Jack, but most of the companions were female. From the love of his life River Song, his lovely granddaughter Susan and Rose Tyler whom helped him recover after his actions in The Time War. If he wanted a reminder of why to keep going and remember to love (again, sorry about the drama) than she would take a form that reminded her of these great woman. This is a lesser theory to me and it can only be implied if The Doctor did choice this form like the 12th doctor choose his. This was what first come to mind for me when I wondered why the doctor had to be female from the character’s point of view. Hope who every reads this enjoys it even if I am wrong.13 June 2018 at 06:37 #63552
@missy I’ll let you know what he says. I hope it won’t take to long to get a reply living in the states.13 June 2018 at 06:25 #63547
@janetteb Watching all these different doctors lately makes me wish all of them had at least one more season. It also makes me wish that Doctor Who wasn’t cancel, McCoy could of have two more years and McGann could of have more than such a terrible movie. Capaldi is still my doctor and re-watching his episodes makes me enjoy the stories even more. Recently saw Under the Lake and Before the Flood the other day and saw some of my favorite moments. Capaldi met the challenge of breaking the fourth wall and made it my favorite beginning of all his episodes. He was completely Doctorish.
Thanks for the luck, I need it. Last night I tried to watch The Ambassadors of Death and the disc was scratched. I’m going to return it to the library and find another copy. That Shada reconstruction sounds fascinating. I’m sure it would have been a good story. I’m really happy Tom could return to the part of the Doctor in the animated version. I hope there can be more uncompleted stories turned into animated episodes, bringing these wonderful actors back into their roles.13 June 2018 at 05:54 #63544
@missy I haven’t written to David yet. For some reason I haven’t made the time and I just don’t know what to say. I stopped watching Doctor Who for years because of him and now I’m a huge fan. I’m going to start the letter tonight and just hope the words come to me. It seems weird to put this much thought into a fan letter but I do that. Hopefully it will turn out fine and I can mail it this week.11 June 2018 at 04:56 #63535
@kharis I’m on the last episode with Romana 2 as a companion and I’m sad to see her leave. After watching Romana’s and Sarah Jane’s time as companions, they have become some of my favorites characters although I can never seem to pick just one favorite companion. Finding Classic Who episodes was really hard for me as well. I recently found them at my library but they don’t have some of the stories. I now have three stories of Colin Baker’s time and Sylvester McCoy’s time left to watch, but I can’t find them. Many of the stories I still can’t watch because people scratch the DVDs, so I have to check out three copies of the same disc in order to make sure I have one that will play. It’s very upsetting, soon I’ll just have to start buying the classic seasons. I’ve also been wanting to watch Shada but I can’t find it. Oh well, we’ll see it some day. Season 9 is going to be fun to watch. Some episodes from season 9 and 10 I’ve only seen once, so I’m eager to see those again. I’m just worried because I’ve to get season 8 and 10 at the library. There’s a reason I’ve only seen The Eaters of Light once. Hope you have a better time re-watching Capaldi’s era and finding classic seasons than I have.11 June 2018 at 04:26 #63534
@janetteb Awww… those Christmas daleks sound really cute, so does the K-9 model. I hope you’ll be able to cross off changing your avatar picture to them from your list. Also, good luck on picking the right Galliferyan symbols for your redecorating.11 June 2018 at 04:11 #63532
@kharis Thanks for the kind words. I just finished most of the Sylvester McCoy era and was planning to re-watch Peter’s time as the doctor this week as well. I still miss him but I’m so happy for Jodie’s trailer being release soon. It’s going to be fun to see some of Peter’s greatest moments and some of my favorite episodes.2 June 2018 at 03:05 #63516
@janetteb Oh I love the TARDIS shower curtain. I’ve moved recently so I lost my bathroom with the TARDIS blue walls. However, last week I bought a book of Doctor Who cardboard models, such as the TARDIS, Cybermen and Daleks. I’m going to set them up and put them on shelves around my room. I can’t wait to add my nerd decor and make this place feel like every other house I’ve lived in.
@winston Love the idea of a cave with blue walls but a corner is just as good. Just as long as we can watch our shows, everything is great.2 June 2018 at 02:52 #63515
@toinfinityandbepond Thank you so much for the news. I can’t wait for a trailer. It’s going to be incredible to watch. Thanks again.16 May 2018 at 09:06 #63493
@ddoherty95 Thanks for the address, I can’t wait to write him. I always remember David TENnant as the 10th doctor as well. It’s such a perfect coincidence that would be his name.10 May 2018 at 05:53 #63480
@ddoherty95 Sorry I haven’t been checking for new emojis lately. I’m guessing that’s the tenth doctor. Good for you for writing David a letter. I have been meaning to write him a letter but I haven’t done it yet. If you can send me the address that would help, thanks. The only fan letter I’ve ever written was a letter to the BBC, stating my love for Torchwood. I’m a little embarrass mentioning it. Can’t wait to hear David’s reply.15 April 2018 at 05:09 #63452
This is not much to say, but today Peter turned 60 years old. I wish him a happy birthday. On the 15th, it will be the birthday of Maisie Williams. She played one of my favorite characters of season 9. Happy birthday Peter Capaldi and happy birthday to Maisie Williams, two great actors who brought so much to their roles.10 April 2018 at 04:13 #63434
@ddoherty95 Oh okay, thanks for the praise. Can’t wait for the next one, Once Upon A Time was a good one.9 April 2018 at 08:37 #63425
@ddoherty95 Oh, this is a good one and I hope I got it right. It’s The Pyramid at the End of the World. The emojis show the two minutes till midnight. I think that’s right, that was the first episode that came to mind but it wouldn’t surprise me if it worked for another.7 April 2018 at 03:21 #63397
@ddoherty95 Oh, The King’s Demons, I see it now but that was a Peter Davison story, you wrote Capaldi. I really struggled to find a match for that one. I was starting to wonder if the purple creature was meant to represent the sneaky characters in the episode, Empress of Mars (I won’t say any spoilers). I know I’m a little late for this too but I think the latest one is Love and Monsters. Good job to everyone that got that one before me.5 April 2018 at 05:23 #63379
@ddoherty95 Alright, I just saw the clue and I think this is a crazy guess but I think it’s the Empress of Mars, the woman in a crown is a empress and the purple creature is an alien. I need to re-watch some of Peter’s episodes, some I’ve only seen once when they first aired. By the way, love the profile picture.3 April 2018 at 05:47 #63376
@missy I know, he’s so incredible. I’m making it a new goal of mine to see him at comic con some day.3 April 2018 at 05:44 #633752 April 2018 at 07:11 #6336231 March 2018 at 06:15 #6335530 March 2018 at 04:43 #6334829 March 2018 at 07:00 #63346
@wolfweed What a great video, thanks for uploading it. Peter is so funny, every interview I’ve seen him in makes me laugh. I’m really going to miss him.28 March 2018 at 08:58 #63341
@ddoherty95 Alright, I just noticed that the emojis can also stand for “Time Travel” depending on how you view the car. I should have known that.28 March 2018 at 08:20 #63340
@winston I don’t understand emojis as well. Everyone my age group uses emojis but I don’t understand them nor do I like them but I do think you’re right, it has to be Doctor Who.
@ddoherty95 Hi and welcome to the blog. I hope you enjoy getting caught up on Doctor Who. You’re going to love all The Doctors. I highly recommend Peter Capaldi, I didn’t think I could have a favorite doctor till I saw him. I’m going to take a guess at you emoji quiz and say that it stands for “Time Machine”. If only it looked like a blue box.22 March 2018 at 07:44 #63307
@janetteb Every time I mention Doctor Who in front of my dad he calls the Tardis the Turdis just to make me angry. It’s funny to hear others make the same joke.26 February 2018 at 04:27 #63215
Well Jodie has been spotted filming in Gosport, Hants. She has been spotted filming with a dalek and with K-9 the wonderful robot dog. This is great, I wanted Jodie’s doctor to meet K-9, however part of me is wondering if K-9 is going to be in an episode. The prop could have been on set just for fans to see, a lot of people were there and I heard a rumor that K-9 was going to be in Last Christmas but he was cut out. I hope we see him again, I love K-9.
@winston We call bumbags “fanny packs” in the states as well. I didn’t notice they were suppose to be the same thing. I thought there was something different about them. Lesson learned. Still don’t know how I feel about it but I’m sure it will be fine.21 February 2018 at 01:12 #63192
Nice to meet you @wibbly-wobbly. It’s nice to have you join the blog. I like the new logo as well and I can’t wait for Jodie’s first season.19 February 2018 at 00:44 #63183
Today I learned that there is such thing as a bumbag.
I saw the pictures of the crew filming today. Everything is looking great. I love the video of them filming. It appears to me that they are filming episode four or five. Most of the time when The Doctor gets a new companion, they take one trip to the future or another planet than one to the past, after the characters meet up on Earth. So it seems like that would be the case here, returning home for a small break. If they wanted to have more episodes before returning to Earth than I would say this could be episode seven but I don’t know how likely that is due to fewer episodes this season. It also appears that the TARDIS is acting up again since Yasmin seems surprise that they are home, reminds me of the struggle to get Barbara and Ian home. Of course she could just be surprise that she is home after seeing everything they will after their journeys. I assume that Yasmin lives in a apartment there because some photos don’t include Yasmin. There is another character, possibly explaining something to the Doctor. The only reason why this is important is because The Doctor has Graham and Ryan with her (they are having their own talk). If the group decides to split up for what ever reason, why split your team up into a group of one and another of three. I think Yasmin went up to her place while The Doctor found something to do with her companions. That always means trouble. Or something could have happen to Yasmin but I don’t know what. The new companions are going to be great but I’m still wondering if they are all from present day Earth and meet The Doctor at the same time. I know The Doctor is falling to present day Earth and she appears to meet Graham there, and Yasmin must meet her there too if she lives there, but I don’t know if it is the same case for Ryan but we will find out soon.
I love The Doctor saying “Results” as they leave the TARDIS. Maybe Jodie’s doctor is going to be more technical in her speech pattern, making her sound more awkward around humans. I think Jodie’s doctor is going to be very different and great in her own way. Of course she is still The Doctor, her placing her hands on her hips for the shot proves that (great job Jodie, I love that), but she is going to be nothing like what we have seen before. However, I don’t know how to feel about the bumbag. Maybe that’s because I just learned today that there is such thing as a bumbag. The article I read mention that a lot of celebrities I don’t care for wear one, so that didn’t make me love it. But it looks fine, it goes with Jodie’s costume but I thought her coat had pockets. It would be hard to unzip a bumbag and try to find your sonic screwdriver in it. A pocket just seems so much easier but woman are losing pockets in their clothing. If The Doctor needs the Bumbag to carry her stuff in than we will see it on screen a lot. It can even be like the sonic shades in that we see them a lot but sometimes they aren’t there. I’m just wondering what will The Doctor do if she has to dress in period clothes. I hate wearing dresses because I can’t run in them, I’m sure The Doctor will feel the same. Although now that I’m typing and thinking of more theories, I suppose she could just use the hologram shell from The Time of the Doctor. She just wears her normal clothes and in tunes the hologram to everyone within a certain radius. That would be so easy to film, we just see The Doctor in her normal clothes. Write in a line so a character mentions the dress. That would solve so many problems for this new Doctor. I don’t know if they would do that though, oh well.
We are getting closer to season 11 and I can’t wait, I want to know everything that’s going to happen but I want to wait and see. This is going to be so great.29 January 2018 at 23:30 #63088
It seems to me that at the end of this episode the TARDIS through The Doctor out to protect her. To me this seems to be the worst the TARDIS has ever been after a regeneration and the TARDIS just wanted to protect her. This seems like their relationship, also there is a bit of a clue to this. We can see that the TARDIS doors flew inward to open but gravity would work against this because of the side the TARDIS is leaning on and the strong winds flying outward would have shut the doors. This reminds me of the 11th Doctor having to rush back to the TARDIS and save her in The Eleventh Hour, so the TARDIS would save The Doctor if the changing progress could have done harm to her.