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    I think the doctor and companion relationship works atm but pls get rid of moffat I'm sick of his style
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    I just finished watching "listen" and I have to admit, I actually enjoyed a Steven Moffat episode! now there are words i haven't said in a while.

    I like the approach that the new season is going, it starting to be more dark and gritty rather than the happy go cheery Matt smith era.

    The doctor seems a lot more serious in comparison to the Matt Smith era. However I feel it is too big a change too fast. For instance, the 10th doctor was deemed the hero and would do anything to save people (or at least try) saying shoot me instead of innocent humans (darleks in Manhattan).

    But in the second episode of this season, we saw him sacrifice the soldiers life and said "he was dead anyways". Am not sure how i feel about such a drastic change in character yet.

    The episodes have been good so far, but the character of the doctor I am uneasy about at the moment
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    (Original post by Unibuster325)
    I love Clara. Fantastically portrayed by Jenna Coleman and definitely my favourite companion so far.
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    ind her vacuous tbh. Utterly un-human. She seems to me to be a politically constructed stock character.
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    (Original post by Unibuster325)
    I love Clara. Fantastically portrayed by Jenna Coleman and definitely my favourite companion so far.

    (Original post by KingStannis)
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    ind her vacuous tbh. Utterly un-human. She seems to me to be a politically constructed stock character.
    I wouldn't say she is my favourite companion (new who that would be Donna by miles), but I agree she doesn't deserve all the hate she gets. Especially this series when she actually feels like she's been fleshed out now
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    (Original post by Unibuster325)
    I'd rather see Ben Miller return and declare he was the Master all along. Ben Miller would make a fantastic Master.
    Whereas I've always thought Ben Miller would have made a brilliant Doctor
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    (Original post by syrettd)
    Whereas I've always thought Ben Miller would have made a brilliant Doctor
    I thought the latter would have been more suited to him pre-Robot Of Sherwood but now I think he'd make a better Master. Ben Miller stole the show as the Sheriff Of Nottingham.
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    Is anyone else in this thread doing the Film and TV Production BSC at the University Of York?

    If so, perhaps we could meet up two weeks' today before one of the introduction lectures?
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    (Original post by Unibuster325)
    I thought the latter would have been more suited to him pre-Robot Of Sherwood but now I think he'd make a better Master. Ben Miller stole the show as the Sheriff Of Nottingham.
    He'd make a good Master too, it's just whenever I see the sketch of Ben Miller as Michael Faraday (I watch Youtube clips of his sketch shows a lot) I always think he'd have been a perfect choice for the Doctor. Too late now I guess, but they could feasibly bring him in as the Master. Tough to beat John Simm though (another one who'd have made a great Doctor- I was kind of sad when I heard he'd been cast as the Master instead).
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    (Original post by syrettd)
    He'd make a good Master too, it's just whenever I see the sketch of Ben Miller as Michael Faraday (I watch Youtube clips of his sketch shows a lot) I always think he'd have been a perfect choice for the Doctor. Too late now I guess, but they could feasibly bring him in as the Master. Tough to beat John Simm though (another one who'd have made a great Doctor- I was kind of sad when I heard he'd been cast as the Master instead).
    It's the most feasible unexpected reveal they could do, using a past character. I can very easily imagine the Sheriff Of Nottingham returning and cackling out loud as he sinisterly proclaims 'I tricked you again, Doctor!'. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised at all if he was the Master all along because he seemed very Master-like.
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    (Original post by KingStannis)
    I'm split on the new series tbh. I like Moffat's (and the other writer's) smart-arserey, but i hate Clara and all story lines involving her with a passion.
    I dislike clara too! She is by far my least favorite companion and I think one of the reasons is because shes been made so important to the doctors life and I dont like that this random companion is that vital. Also I find her quite desperate and annoying at times particularly in the robin hood episode where she is thought of as the leader. This is all my opinion so if you dont agree thats fine, but I for one cannot wait for clara to be gone!

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    (Original post by syrettd)
    He'd make a good Master too, it's just whenever I see the sketch of Ben Miller as Michael Faraday (I watch Youtube clips of his sketch shows a lot) I always think he'd have been a perfect choice for the Doctor. Too late now I guess, but they could feasibly bring him in as the Master. Tough to beat John Simm though (another one who'd have made a great Doctor- I was kind of sad when I heard he'd been cast as the Master instead).
    You say too late, but don't forget that Capaldi already played two separate characters in the DW universe :wink2:
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    Clara's annoying me, Bring back anyone else, even K9
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    I am still growing to like Clara more, but I would prefer a different companion. And I would still like to see a male companion, more than one companion, and a non-human companion.

    Guest cast announced for the Christmas special:

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    Michael Troughton (son of the 2nd Doctor!), Nick Frost, Natalie Gumede, Faye Marsay and Nathan McFullen.
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    (Original post by Feefifofum)
    I am still growing to like Clara more, but I would prefer a different companion. And I would still like to see a male companion, more than one companion, and a non-human companion.

    Guest cast announced for the Christmas special:

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    Michael Troughton (son of the 2nd Doctor!), Nick Frost, Natalie Gumede, Faye Marsay and Nathan McFullen.
    As long as it doesn't become the Victorian bunch I totally agree.

    Also calling it now, by the end of the series the Doctor will say he is c. 3000 years old because he keeps going off without Clara and then collecting her every episode.
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    (Original post by SirMasterKey)

    Also calling it now, by the end of the series the Doctor will say he is c. 3000 years old because he keeps going off without Clara and then collecting her every episode.
    I wonder why the Doctor doesn't have more than one companion at the same time then, if he's not with Clara all the time...
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    (Original post by Maid Marian)
    I wonder why the Doctor doesn't have more than one companion at the same time then, if he's not with Clara all the time...
    Blantantly sleeping with them all. He drops them off and goes on to the next. What a bad man.
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    (Original post by SirMasterKey)
    Blantantly sleeping with them all. He drops them off and goes on to the next. What a bad man.
    Such a playa.
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    (Original post by SirMasterKey)
    Blantantly sleeping with them all. He drops them off and goes on to the next. What a bad man.
    this is the most logical explanation
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    (Original post by SirMasterKey)
    Blantantly sleeping with them all. He drops them off and goes on to the next. What a bad man.
    I'm now picturing some sort of alien event happening, Clara goes to see what's going on and the Doctor is there with another companion 'Well...this is awkward...'
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    at the end of this series clara dies and doesn't come back and the doctor gets amnesia
 
 
 
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