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2012-08-30 04:48:09 PM  
FTFA:

In a show that evolves constantly a new title sequences is to be expected. Rumours has it that each episode may even have a distinct title sequence of its own. Pre-credits, individual titles... The Doctor 's dream of becoming James Bond may become reality.

Take that, Britain! You're gonna get the same crap BBC America pulled on us, and then we'll hear you biatch for a full season!

So, Daleks are first up this season? Well, we're getting them out of the way early. Wonder if they'll be traditional Daleks, or 

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/Exterminating is Magic
 
2012-08-30 05:07:20 PM  
I'm gonna avoid TFA I think. After having the various cliffhangers spoiled over the years by media coverage (OMG, it turns out the Professor is the Master! The giant sphere contains Daleks! Timothy Dalton is playing a TIme Lord!) I want to go into this series cold.
 
2012-08-30 05:07:56 PM  
The Tardis gets a new paint job. Look how well that worked for the Daleks.
 
2012-08-30 05:15:24 PM  
Sadly still no word on Captain Jack. I haz a sad.


Old enough to know better: I'm gonna avoid TFA I think. After having the various cliffhangers spoiled over the years by media coverage (OMG, it turns out the Professor is the Master! The giant sphere contains Daleks! Timothy Dalton is playing a TIme Lord!) I want to go into this series cold.


I didn't really read anything there I didn't already know. 99% is just breathless speculation.


The Doctor 's dream of becoming James Bond may become reality.

Who in the what now??
 
2012-08-30 05:18:50 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: FTFA:

In a show that evolves constantly a new title sequences is to be expected. Rumours has it that each episode may even have a distinct title sequence of its own. Pre-credits, individual titles... The Doctor 's dream of becoming James Bond may become reality.

Take that, Britain! You're gonna get the same crap BBC America pulled on us, and then we'll hear you biatch for a full season!

So, Daleks are first up this season? Well, we're getting them out of the way early. Wonder if they'll be traditional Daleks, or 

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/Exterminating is Magic


Supposedly it's every Dalek, ever. The badass ones AND the Mighty Morphin Power Daleks.
 
2012-08-30 05:20:34 PM  

baltimoreblonde: FirstNationalBastard: FTFA:

In a show that evolves constantly a new title sequences is to be expected. Rumours has it that each episode may even have a distinct title sequence of its own. Pre-credits, individual titles... The Doctor 's dream of becoming James Bond may become reality.

Take that, Britain! You're gonna get the same crap BBC America pulled on us, and then we'll hear you biatch for a full season!

So, Daleks are first up this season? Well, we're getting them out of the way early. Wonder if they'll be traditional Daleks, or 

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x250]

/Exterminating is Magic

Supposedly it's every Dalek, ever. The badass ones AND the Mighty Morphin Power Daleks.


Will the people who shat themselves over Daleks with color also shiat when they realize that Daleks have had different colors from the beginning?
 
2012-08-30 05:21:22 PM  
When they revived the series in 2005, I really liked that the Daleks and the Time Lords were all gone, except for The Doctor. The episode "Dalek" where The Doctor "defeats" the last Dalek had an emotional punch. It was interesting to see a Universe without its elder civilizations - a lonely god carrying the weight of two civilizations on his back.

Then they brought the Daleks back for the 2005 series finale and they were defeated ONCE AND FOR ALL.

Then they brought the Daleks back for the 2006 series finale and they were defeated ONCE AND FOR ALL.

Then they brought the Daleks back for the 2007 series finale and they were defeated ONCE AND FOR ALL.

You see where I'm going with this. If you're going to defeat them once and for all, they need to stay dead. Also, having them constantly come back makes the Time War meaningless.
 
2012-08-30 05:21:50 PM  
This article was two steps away from worthless. Aside from confirmation of 2 things fans already know, and two tiny possible spoilers, the rest of it was pretty much a "let's throw every rumor we've ever heard over the past 5 years and see if it sticks."
 
2012-08-30 05:22:22 PM  
Ten bucks says there's a bunch of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey, stuff in this season.
 
2012-08-30 05:25:53 PM  
The color coded daleks never really bothered me. Hell, that goes all the way back to the shows earliest days. What bothered me a lot more was the wierd hump on their back. WTF happened there?

Fortunately, judging by the trailers it looks like those rainbow colored ones are some sort of Dalek high council. There are still plenty of the copper colored ones around. Perfectly fine by me.
 
2012-08-30 05:27:33 PM  
Sally Sparrow and Amy Pond jello wrestling, you can count me in.
/The jello that is.
 
2012-08-30 05:30:26 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Sally Sparrow and Amy Pond jello wrestling, you can count me in.
/The jello that is.


Throw the Doctor's daughter in and make it a threeway.
 
2012-08-30 05:36:32 PM  

utsagrad123: Throw the Doctor's daughter in and make it a threeway.


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2012-08-30 05:38:24 PM  
"The Doctor Who Lesbian Christmas Special" is looking promising, with Madame Vastra & Jenny; the new companion, Jenna-Louise Coleman, who is currently best known for her lesbian character on Coronation Street; and Rachael Stirling from Tipping the Velvet.
 
2012-08-30 05:38:32 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: FTFA:

In a show that evolves constantly a new title sequences is to be expected. Rumours has it that each episode may even have a distinct title sequence of its own. Pre-credits, individual titles... The Doctor 's dream of becoming James Bond may become reality.

Take that, Britain! You're gonna get the same crap BBC America pulled on us, and then we'll hear you biatch for a full season!

So, Daleks are first up this season? Well, we're getting them out of the way early. Wonder if they'll be traditional Daleks, or 

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x250]

/Exterminating is Magic


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ALL OF THEM!
 
2012-08-30 05:48:57 PM  

Mega Steve: utsagrad123: Throw the Doctor's daughter in and make it a threeway.
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Does not approve


I wonder if Jenny could be a regenerated Jenny. The Doctor didn't appear to recognise her as such in "A Good Man Goes to War", but perhaps the two of them are concealing her nature from her Mistress.
 
2012-08-30 06:11:32 PM  
River Song is a great character to spin off into her own series.

(OK, I like Captain Jack too, but that series was such a downer. No spoilers ... SWEETIE)

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2012-08-30 06:13:12 PM  

Mega Steve: utsagrad123: Throw the Doctor's daughter in and make it a threeway.

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Does not approve


Neither would 10, at this point.

/so, so jealous
 
2012-08-30 06:17:45 PM  
"As we reach the end of the Ponds' story [...]"

Every time I think we're done with Amy Pond, they drag her back into the story. She'll keep coming back ten, twenty, thirty years from now.

We've died and gone to hell. Only a few of us realize.
 
2012-08-30 06:24:57 PM  

deSelby: Every time I think we're done with Amy Pond, they drag her back into the story.


And she & Rory now have a very attentive Ood butler whom they discovered on their toilet.
 
2012-08-30 06:26:06 PM  

deSelby: "As we reach the end of the Ponds' story [...]"

Every time I think we're done with Amy Pond, they drag her back into the story. She'll keep coming back ten, twenty, thirty years from now.

We've died and gone to hell. Only a few of us realize.


Well, they seem to be done digging up Rose. Maybe the same will happen with Amy.
 
2012-08-30 06:35:05 PM  
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Rory: I feel so guilty.
Amy: Just eat your eggs.
 
2012-08-30 06:36:32 PM  
Wasn't the whole point of the Amy Pond storyline that the universe was rebooted? If so, then wouldn't that imply that River Song's fate is no longer to "die" in the library?
 
2012-08-30 06:54:54 PM  

phinstah: Wasn't the whole point of the Amy Pond storyline that the universe was rebooted? If so, then wouldn't that imply that River Song's fate is no longer to "die" in the library?


Not necessarilly. The crack was, from the Doctor's perspective and ours, only in existence from the transition between the end of "The End of Time" and the start of "The Eleventh Hour" though, from one of each of Amy's & Rory's (or maybe two of Rory's perspectives) now multiple perspectives (and one or two of River's perspectives) it existed since forever. Crack Amy had no memory of "The Stolen Earth" or Daleks generally, nor of her parents, and lived in a world without ducks in the duck pond or stars in the sky. Harriet Jones was probably still alive during the crack era, -- though probably never was PM as the Slitheen invasion didn't occur. It is also perfectly possible that River would not have died in the crack world except that it's kind of moot since she would have died in the TARDIS explosion centuries earlier and because the library's planet would have gone out of existence sometime between 102 and 1996.

With the re-boot of the universe in "The Big Bang", Crack Amy's timeline merged with Crackless Amy's timeline. Crack Biological Rory's timeline merged with those of Crackless Biological Rory and Crack Auton Rory.
 
2012-08-30 07:27:37 PM  
As much as I liked Amy in the beginning, I'll be happy to see her go. Same thing with Rose. I prefer when it's about the plot, not the overly-sentimental stuff about the companions that the past few years have relied on a bit too much.
 
2012-08-30 07:45:23 PM  
Amy doesn't annoy me, plus she comes with Rory Accessory.

I want the new Companion to be Susan. Can we get another Lord Up In Of This Time biatch?!
 
2012-08-30 08:01:57 PM  
And I STILL want to know was biting him in A Christmas Carol. There were no fish on screen dammit!

And it happened twice.
 
2012-08-30 08:03:50 PM  
I just hope they finally solve the mystery of why the Pond's never seemed to give a damn that they didn't get to raise their own child, and seem perfectly OK with the fact that she was kidnapped and had a horrible upbringing as a brainwashed weapon, because, hey, it all worked out in the end because when we met her again as a grown-up, they thought she was pretty cool.

/pet peeve
//Fan since '79
///McCoy sucked
 
2012-08-30 08:08:11 PM  
Here's one that started bothering me recently: why are there no ducks in the Pond?

I know it feels like it was answered, but it's also the sort of thing that Moffat inserts casually which pays off later.

And when will we see the Rory and Amy who wave at Rory and Amy in the "The Hungry Earth"?
 
2012-08-30 08:11:58 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Here's one that started bothering me recently: why are there no ducks in the Pond?


Because it was a funny one-off line that has only been assigned greater significance by people desperate to find deeper meaning in every weird thing since Moffat took over, just because he's prone to easter eggs and other delights?

/Nah, that couldn't be it.
 
2012-08-30 08:16:45 PM  

100 Watt Walrus: Because it was a funny one-off line that has only been assigned greater significance by people desperate to find deeper meaning in every weird thing since Moffat took over, just because he's prone to easter eggs and other delights?


It's more like: with Moffat, you've no idea what's going to become important later, so stuff like that rises in you memory and bugs you late at night and you've no idea if it will pay off or not.

Or was that what you were saying?
 
2012-08-30 08:22:00 PM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Amy doesn't annoy me, plus she comes with Rory Accessory.
I want the new Companion to be Susan. Can we get another Lord Up In Of This Time biatch?!



Meh, there is already a current part-time companion who is, for all intents and purposes, a Time Lord (or 'Time Lady', as Romana would say). I don't see a need for her step-grand-daughter to come back for a reunion tour right now. That having been said, she would be good to catch up with her in an episode next year. Jacqueline Hill (Barbara Wright's actress) died in 1993. William Russell (played Ian Chesterton) is still alive, but his 87 years of age would contradict what Sarah Jane Smith said in "Death of the Doctor", that he and Barbara have not aged since the 1960s. The two are on the Cambridge faculty with Professor Chronotis.
 
2012-08-30 08:27:58 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Here's one that started bothering me recently: why are there no ducks in the Pond?
I know it feels like it was answered, but it's also the sort of thing that Moffat inserts casually which pays off later.


My understanding -- and it's certainly possible that I misunderstood -- that the ducks were one more symptom of the crack. The ducks were like the stars that Amelia would draw and for which her aunt took her to see that black lady shrink. They were like the Daleks' absence from Amy's history/memory.

Following the reboot in "The Big Bang", ducks presumably returned.
 
2012-08-30 08:31:36 PM  

HopScotchNSoda: Dwight_Yeast: Here's one that started bothering me recently: why are there no ducks in the Pond?
I know it feels like it was answered, but it's also the sort of thing that Moffat inserts casually which pays off later.

My understanding -- and it's certainly possible that I misunderstood -- that the ducks were one more symptom of the crack. The ducks were like the stars that Amelia would draw and for which her aunt took her to see that black lady shrink. They were like the Daleks' absence from Amy's history/memory.
Following the reboot in "The Big Bang", ducks presumably returned.


Sorry, also meant to include her parents. She has no recollection of her parents, and is sort of confused by that lack of awareness when the Doctor asks her about them. With the ducks, she answers that she doesn't know why it's called the duck pond, there have never been any ducks.
 
2012-08-30 08:42:58 PM  

HopScotchNSoda: And [Amy] & Rory now have a very attentive Ood butler whom they discovered on their toilet.


If an Ood ever plops its fat ass down on your toilet, you better get the plunger ready.

They BEEF.

It'll drop 5 or 6 forearm-sized logs in there with no flushes in between. Rumor has it that on the set of "The End of Time" Sigma used to shiat in the pool and heel it into the skimmer. That's the real reason the TARDIS regenerated-- You do not want a library covered in Ood poop.
 
2012-08-30 08:49:46 PM  
I really liked the first four seasons of this under RTD when it was just a bit of cheesy fun. It was unlike all the too-serious American Sci-fi I was used to. With Moffat at the helm though it got way too serious and it feels more like stupid Lost now with all the season-long, in-your-face, umbrella mysteries.
 
2012-08-30 08:50:27 PM  

fusillade762: Sadly still no word on Captain Jack. I haz a sad.


There were rumors floating around that the Doctor might encounter a younger Jack with a different actor playing him and that it was some sort of connection with the two years of his life he doesn't remember.
 
2012-08-30 08:51:52 PM  

HopScotchNSoda: HopScotchNSoda: Dwight_Yeast: Here's one that started bothering me recently: why are there no ducks in the Pond?
I know it feels like it was answered, but it's also the sort of thing that Moffat inserts casually which pays off later.

My understanding -- and it's certainly possible that I misunderstood -- that the ducks were one more symptom of the crack. The ducks were like the stars that Amelia would draw and for which her aunt took her to see that black lady shrink. They were like the Daleks' absence from Amy's history/memory.
Following the reboot in "The Big Bang", ducks presumably returned.

Sorry, also meant to include her parents. She has no recollection of her parents, and is sort of confused by that lack of awareness when the Doctor asks her about them. With the ducks, she answers that she doesn't know why it's called the duck pond, there have never been any ducks.


That's the obvious explanation, and the idea is that it highlights the weirdness of what's going on: she calls it a "duck pond" but has no idea what "ducks" are. It's a little like when someone gives you directions including a landmark which no longer exists (ie, go down the road and turn right where the church used to be).

But that's not what bugging me. Moffat loves playing word games, so the question is: why are there no ducks in the [Amy] Pond?
 
2012-08-30 08:53:13 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: And when will we see the Rory and Amy who wave at Rory and Amy in the "The Hungry Earth"?


That will probably be the last shot we see of the Ponds - waving to their past selves.

I still like the Ponds but there's not much more to their story to tell so it's time to finish up with them.
 
2012-08-30 09:13:25 PM  
I'm still a few seasons behind on Netflix so the article made no sense at all to me.
 
2012-08-30 09:16:39 PM  

dramatools:
If an Ood ever plops its fat ass down on your toilet, you better get the plunger ready.
They BEEF.
It'll drop 5 or 6 forearm-sized logs in there with no flushes in between. Rumor has it that on the set of "The End of Time" Sigma used to shiat in the pool and heel it into the skimmer. That's the real reason the TARDIS regenerated-- You do not want a library covered in Ood poop.


Thank you. Even seeing the start of the joke and knowing where it was going, I still laughed audibly at the details.

Fortunately, being servants by conditioning, they polish the toilets and pools after they clog them. Indeed, I propose that they intentionally clog pools and toilets with Ood manure so that they have something else to clean and thus serve.
 
2012-08-30 09:18:05 PM  

CigaretteSmokingMan: I'm still a few seasons behind on Netflix so the article made no sense at all to me.


Where are you up to, if you don't mind me asking?
 
2012-08-30 09:23:24 PM  
I always thought the pond with no ducks foreshadowed the Ponds with no kids. As in the lose of their daughter.
 
2012-08-30 09:24:20 PM  

Lord Dimwit: When they revived the series in 2005, I really liked that the Daleks and the Time Lords were all gone, except for The Doctor. The episode "Dalek" where The Doctor "defeats" the last Dalek had an emotional punch. It was interesting to see a Universe without its elder civilizations - a lonely god carrying the weight of two civilizations on his back.

Then they brought the Daleks back for the 2005 series finale and they were defeated ONCE AND FOR ALL.

Then they brought the Daleks back for the 2006 series finale and they were defeated ONCE AND FOR ALL.

Then they brought the Daleks back for the 2007 series finale and they were defeated ONCE AND FOR ALL.

You see where I'm going with this. If you're going to defeat them once and for all, they need to stay dead. Also, having them constantly come back makes the Time War meaningless.


I'm a big Supernatural fan so I'm not allowed to complain when characters come back from the dead but I never got the love for Daleks. They're interesting, but I don't rank them as every season interesting. I'd be more interested in another Ood story, or another (good) Weeping Angel one.

Hell, the Adipose would garner more interest from me.
 
2012-08-30 09:31:44 PM  
Maybe Moffat was inspired by this sign:
ww3.foundshit.com


/No ducks in the duck Pond?
//DUCK, POND!
 
2012-08-30 09:38:23 PM  
Read the headline as 20 large TUMOURS.

I don't know anything about Dr. Who, but that would suck!
 
2012-08-30 09:39:04 PM  
large/massive, I fail...
 
2012-08-30 09:45:41 PM  

100 Watt Walrus: I just hope they finally solve the mystery of why the Pond's never seemed to give a damn that they didn't get to raise their own child, and seem perfectly OK with the fact that she was kidnapped and had a horrible upbringing as a brainwashed weapon, because, hey, it all worked out in the end because when we met her again as a grown-up, they thought she was pretty cool.

/pet peeve
//Fan since '79
///McCoy sucked


My take on that is because of Amy being replaced by a Flesh duplicate for all of the pregnancy, and then having the child yanked away almost immediately, neither one of them really had a chance to properly bond with Melody. Amy got to spend a couple days with her, Rory only got at most a few hours. I'd honesly be shocked if they had a normal parental reaction to the situation.

That said, I do wish they would have tocuhed on it a bit more during the second half of the season. At the very least they could have had a scene where Amy is struggling with her lack of feelings due to the weird situation.
 
2012-08-30 09:46:08 PM  

Snapper Carr: That will probably be the last shot we see of the Ponds - waving to their past selves.



That would be great if Rory yells, "And don't forget to wind your watch!"
/then Rufus takes them away
 
2012-08-30 09:51:20 PM  

Brainsick: //DUCK, POND!


That's what I'm thinking as it echoes the "DOCTOR who...?" question.
 
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