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    (Original post by Aula)
    I was intrigued by this comment.

    It made me think of the snow queen story - There is a magic mirror that breaks, and splinters/slivers end up in peoples eyes and hearts, distorting everything they see, so they see only the bad and ugly. Probably no link at all, but it could be interesting.

    Also, her umbrella was very red.
    I don't think the comment was literal- ice refers to the coldness/darkness of the Doctor I think and is probably leading up to the revealing of his name
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    which I think will tell us something terrible which the Doctor has done in the past and what he stands for.I have been reading up some theories that suggested that the Timelords were humans and what if the Doctor use to be human, remember half human reference, and discovered time travel amongst others eg.Omega and just because Gallifrey is the home planet of the Timelords, this doesn't disrupt this theory because it could just be where they settled and this could mean that the Doctor is some past historical figure like Hitler but probably not because its too controversial.
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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
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    this could mean that the Doctor is some past historical figure like Hitler but probably not because its too controversial.
    :facepalm: :facepalm2:
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    We seriously need to sort out the use of spoilers. So far I've seen inside spoilers recently, without context indicating what's in the spoiler tag:

    1. Discussion about the episode that's just aired.
    2. Speculation.
    3. Genuine spoilers/leaks.

    Because of 3, I've ended up avoiding all spoilers under the assumption that that's what it is. Leads me to miss out on a lot of 1 and 2, which should neither be spoilers, nor is it stipulated in the guidelines for it to be spoilers.

    (Original post by hazel.red.leaf)
    Am I the only one who thought of The Master? When the professor and Emma were narrating about the ghost story, they mentioned something about Saxon stories, and then they told about that dreadful knocking, chasing the ghost. I just couldn't help linking it.
    I actually didn't link the Saxon thing, but I went straight ahead with the four knocks on my knee when I heard about the knocking.



    I didn't mind the use of the sonic in this episode: it's been used as a 'scanner' for quite a while now. I'm okay with it being a "do stuff with doors" and a scanner thing.
    Enjoyed the episode, I'm glad they're still expanding on the TARDIS being a living being with thoughts and feelings and judgement. I loved the TARDIS/Clara exchange.
    A lot of plot points are just turning out to be completely rubbish, though:

    Parallel universes, alternate universes, bubble universes, pocket universes, that all seem to have different rules...fair enough, there's no reason that they all have to follow the same rules, but at least a mention of them again, or a set of rules that recurs at least once would be appreciated.

    Love is apparently a hell of a lot better at traversing universes and building connections than the TARDIS is.

    And then there's the inconsistency with the time dilation effect throughout the episode with the time dilation effect...
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    (Original post by Harrow.7)
    Was there any Rose references apart from the parallel universe?
    -The love story of two 'monsters' being trapped on two different worlds.
    -'Not love, not always'
    -Ghostbusters

    (:
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    (Original post by Mess.)
    Got far more into the second half and that ended up pretty good indeed.

    Did not enjoy Cara flying the TARDIS though
    She didn't fly it did she? I was under the impression the TARDIS flew itself. I though that's why they showed the TARDIS before Clara got there and it opened up for her itself.

    The TARDIS rescued the Doctor, not Clara
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    My favourite episode so far, if they just got rid of companions and had Doctor/TARDIS shenanigans all day long I'd be happy

    Which is why next week looks good, TARDIS-centric episodes are my favourite. And any with Donna in admittedly...

    Agree on the lame ending but I think it was there literally only to lampshade the Doctor/Rose scenario. It's the only logical reason why it was included because aside form that it's stupid.

    And also, if I NEVER know the Doctor's name I'll be happy. I really really really (xmillion) hope they NEVER tell us. I'll be soo pissed off if they do.
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    (Original post by Sarcastic_Sazza)
    And also, if I NEVER know the Doctor's name I'll be happy. I really really really (xmillion) hope they NEVER tell us. I'll be soo pissed off if they do.
    My exact thoughts!
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    With the doctor taking pictures on Earth after it was brown and barren at the end of its life - when the Earth was destroyed by the sun in 'The End of the World' (S1E02), then it still looked blue and green ><
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    Really enjoyed this episode, and the last episode as well actually.
    When they're not working really hard to shoehorn in series-arc clues and 'clever' clues and plots devices and twists for the sake of there being twists, then by-and-large the episodes are pretty good.
    Obviously I don't include the Rings of Akhaten in that, that was complete garbage from pretty much whatever angle you looked at it.

    Loved the monsters in tonight's episodes, they were suitably grotesque and when there was a cut to a shot of it right behind the Doctor I jumped a bit! (Maybe I just scare easily).
    This series is finally beginning to get back onto form. Who is back!
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    Meh. Just meh. Only think I like is the psychology Clara has, being scared, her interactions with the doctor and tardis.
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    (Original post by Sarcastic_Sazza)
    My favourite episode so far, if they just got rid of companions and had Doctor/TARDIS shenanigans all day long I'd be happy

    Which is why next week looks good, TARDIS-centric episodes are my favourite. And any with Donna in admittedly...

    Agree on the lame ending but I think it was there literally only to lampshade the Doctor/Rose scenario. It's the only logical reason why it was included because aside form that it's stupid.

    And also, if I NEVER know the Doctor's name I'll be happy. I really really really (xmillion) hope they NEVER tell us. I'll be soo pissed off if they do.
    I don't think they'll EVER reveal the Doctor's true name. It would destroy the entire premise of the show. "Doctor Who?" is waaaay more catchy than "Dr John Smith", for example.
    Even Moffat wouldn't be that desperate for a big reveal.
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    (Original post by ATommo11)
    I don't think they'll EVER reveal the Doctor's true name. It would destroy the entire premise of the show. "Doctor Who?" is waaaay more catchy than "Dr John Smith", for example.
    Even Moffat wouldn't be that desperate for a big reveal.
    Let's hope so my friend, let's hope so.

    I remember the good old days when I loved Moffat's Who stories...
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    Am I the only one wondering when they are gonna bring Jack back?!
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    So disappointed of late over Doctor Who.

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    To everyone thinking about people saying he's destroyed worlds and has blood on his hands and such.....this is a well known fact. It's referencing the Time War where he destroyed the Time Lords and the Daleks (for the most part)

    Although that is one thing I despise about the 2005 revival.......the Time War supposedly wiped out every single Dalek & Time Lord, save a few, yet they're in the majority of seasons. AND theres a ****-load in the Parliament. Blarg.
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    (Original post by Gjaykay)
    To everyone thinking about people saying he's destroyed worlds and has blood on his hands and such.....this is a well known fact. It's referencing the Time War where he destroyed the Time Lords and the Daleks (for the most part)

    Although that is one thing I despise about the 2005 revival.......the Time War supposedly wiped out every single Dalek & Time Lord, save a few, yet they're in the majority of seasons. AND theres a ****-load in the Parliament. Blarg.
    I think that is where the power ranger Daleks escaped a created an army of lesser clones.
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    (Original post by DW Fan.)
    Wasn't the eye of harmony featured in the Paul Mcgann movie????
    Yep.

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    Clara is a Zygon. I haven't worked out how the Zygons can be in different times but with the same task of getting the doctor ensnared yet. But as a shapeshifter they could all take on Clara's image. The tardis might recognise the threat and thus not open the Tardis for her?
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    (Original post by SirMasterKey)
    Yep.

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    Clara is a Zygon. I haven't worked out how the Zygons can be in different times but with the same task of getting the doctor ensnared yet. But as a shapeshifter they could all take on Clara's image. The tardis might recognise the threat and thus not open the Tardis for her?
    Which bit's the confirmed spoiler?
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    (Original post by Aula)
    Which bit's the confirmed spoiler?
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    That zygon's will be in the anniversary episode I think.
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    I thought it was an ok episode. Not brilliant, but not too bad.

    Might as well chip in my thoughts on the potential name for the Doctor...

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    essentially I think it will not necessarily revolve around his actual name, but rather the name he's made for himself doing what he does over the past 1000 years... he's picked up several monikers over that time (oncoming storm, Destroyer of Worlds (davros names him that at 1 point), "mighty warrior"/changing the meaning of the word doctor for some to that meaning/word and so on. Basically I think that it'll be an episode which reveals not necessarily his name but his character... yeah he does good, but he often manages to do it at a high cost essentially, and can be extremely ruthless and calculating... I think it was also perhaps referred to with the point about him having ice in his heart(s) as well as his apparent indifference at the life & death of the earth in the blink of an eye too....


    just my thought on it.
 
 
 
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