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Who is your favorite companion?  

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  1. 1. Who is your favorite companion?

    • Sarah Jane Smith
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    • Rose Tyler
      5
    • Mickey Smith
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    • Martha Jones
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    • Donna Noble
      1
    • Wilfred Mott
      3
    • Amelia Pond
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I actually find this quite amusing. Douglas MacKinnon, the director of the Sontaran episodes actually broke the TARDIS :P

"During filming I was working on the TARDIS and I managed to break the bit in the middle which goes up and down. I wanted it to go too fast for a dramatic scene and it just stopped working. I couldn't believe I'd broken the TARDIS! Thankfully, we managed to fix it half an hour later but I had this surreal phone call with my nine-year-old son Thomas, who is a massive Doctor Who fan, back home in Fife and said: 'You'll never believe what I did today...' And he shouted to my wife Mandy: 'Mum, dad's broken the TARDIS!'"

So, who thinks we should all mug him for busting the TARDIS? :P

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I actually find this quite amusing. Douglas MacKinnon, the director of the Sontaran episodes actually broke the TARDIS :P

"During filming I was working on the TARDIS and I managed to break the bit in the middle which goes up and down. I wanted it to go too fast for a dramatic scene and it just stopped working. I couldn't believe I'd broken the TARDIS! Thankfully, we managed to fix it half an hour later but I had this surreal phone call with my nine-year-old son Thomas, who is a massive Doctor Who fan, back home in Fife and said: 'You'll never believe what I did today...' And he shouted to my wife Mandy: 'Mum, dad's broken the TARDIS!'"

So, who thinks we should all mug him for busting the TARDIS? :P

YES!! :lol:

Anyway, here is a massive spoiler I found on DS regarding the ending of this series!

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Former PM Harriet Jones, is consumed with rage that the Doctor was responsible for her getting deposed, when she blew the Sycorax from the sky.

Her rage is only fueled, when she learns that the Doctor took no such action against Harold Saxon, who, exactly one year later; gave the order to blow the Racnos from the sky.

Her own investigations unerath the true nature of Harold Saxon, (ie: that he is the Time Lord known as 'The Master') and beleives that the Doctor, allowed him to destroy the Racnos unpunished, was some sort of special TimeLord dispensation.

Having stowed-away on the Valiant, (during the events of 'Last Of The Time Lords'), she has witnessed the entire 'year that never was', and now knows the power that the TimeLords posesses. She lusts for this power, for herself.

She also witnesses the Master reminissing with the Doctor, about the time the Doctor 'Sealed the Medussa Cascade', before the Master finally dies.

She steals the Masters ring from his funeral pire, and is soon overwhelmed by the sound of drums herself. But unlike the derranged Master; Harriet Jones knows immediately what the sound represents - and from where it originates.

An army of unimaginable size exists, beating down the walls between realities, tearing open the fabric of the universe in an attempting to escape thier prison, buried as they have been beneath the Medusa Cascade, imprisoned since the closing moments of the time war; sealed outside of time and space, as even the time lords were aware of it.

They have had countless eons to act, to swell thier numbers into a vast unstoppable force, lead, by Davros - who is using the ring, and Harriet as his weapon outside of the cascade to actualise thier escape.

In Roses' alternate reality, the universe is splintering at a much faster rate. As the head of Torchwood London, she is well aware of exactly what is happening - but has no idea how to stop it. So she, along with her family, friends and a new boyfreind, set about desperately trying to reach the Doctor, through the fractures opening between in realities.

The Doctor & Donna, in the meanwhile have visited a Library, millions of years in the future which documents the events of all past generations lives. Though the Doctor warns her against it, curiosity gets the better of her, and she reads her own life story - which according to the volume, ends when she is / was killed by the Racnos.

She doesn't know what to make of it, as obviously, she didn't die. She went to Egypt and later hooked up with the Doctor. She waits her moment, and then goes to ask the Doctor what it means - just as he completely vanishes in front of her eyes, tron from Reality.

Donna is left utterly alone onboard the Tardis, as it hurtles out-of-control through time and space. She is petrified and doesn't know what to do.

When suddenly, an (un)familiar face appears on screen.

It's Rose. She has finally managed to get a signal through a fracture in reality, but she's too late, as it is after the Doctor has completely vanished.

Donna & Rose stuggle desperately to use the Tardis, to draw the Doctor back on board, using Roses' knowledge from having 'been' the embodiment of the Tardis, and Donna's sketchy 'driving lessons'. Throughout, they are thwarted in thier attempts by different realities colliding and splintering around them. We see a variety of realities play out, including what would have happened to them both, had neither met the Doctor.

Eventually, they manage to get the Doctor back to the Tardis. He had been sucked beneath the Medusa Cascade, by Davros and his new allie, Harriet Jones, who has orchestrated he and his Armys' (the Children Of Time) escape. She has taken her place at Davros' side, partially converted into a Red Dalek, so that they can rule over all realities and create an evil empire, everlasting.

At this point, realities are becoming indistinguishable. Thwarted enemies of old, who have conquored and won in alternate realities, are back in our reality. So too are the Tylers & Mickey.

At this point, Captain Jack & Sarah-Jane turn up, desperate to stop the hell on Earth that is being unleashed.

But Harriet & Davros have one more Ace up thier sleeve. Donna - who has rushed to save Wilf and Sylvia.

Both however are dead at the hands (?) of Daleks when she arrives at her house.

In flashback, we see that During her entrapment by the Racnos, Donna was bitten by a Metebelis spider, which fuses itself to its' Victims spines and becomes invisible, controling the actions of those it posesses. With no Empress to give it's life direction, the spider has simply lain inactive, until the moment an Alternative worlds' Racnos Empress emerged into this reality.

The Racnos Empress is quickly swayed to join forces with Davros & Harriet, in order to double-cross the Doctor from the inside - and rule alongside them.

The Doctor knows that the only means of defeating the fate that awaits them; every universe colliding, and finally imploding, killing everyone from every reality - means reaching the Medusa Cascade.

When the others press him as to what they must do once they reach it, he is evasive - simply insisting that the important thing is that they get there.

Donna, under Racnos control double crosses them at every given opportunity; which the Doctor soon suspects. He manages to partially injur the spider, but knows that to kill it would mean killing Donna too. And this, he wont do. He feels enormous guilt for ruining her life as well, and promises her that he will get her through this one way or other.

Upon reaching the Cascade, the gang are eager to close the rift; but the Doctor suddenly falters.

He breaks down. The only way to do this is by offering it a Human Life. Something which the Doctor hesitantly, and ashamedly admits, he has had to do once before, in order to end the time war.

He confesses that he and Dr. Grace Holloway (his compannion before Rose) threw themselves into the Medussa Cascade. It was meant to kill them both, only the Cascade spat him out. Badly injured, his body regenerated, and he awoke, alone, drifting through space. (We see both Paul McGann and Christopher Eccleston in flashback.)

It took him almost 9 years to find his way back to the Tardis, in which time, he had found the strength to go on.

He looks to everyone who's lives he has touched, and destroyed around him - each of them with so much to live for - yet each of them offering thier own life, in order to seal the rift.

They begin fighting to be the one to do it.Jackie & Sarah Jane stating thier age as the reason. Jack his inability to die otherwise. Finally, one voice rings out over all the others.

Naturally, it's Donnas'. She explains that she doesn't feel she has anything to live for. She's badly injured and doesn't want to spend the next 60 years with half a dead spider hanging off her back. That's she's not a 'hero' like everyone else. She's just an office worker from Chiswick that wanted to travel. She doesn't head an important oranisation that keeps people safe. She doesn't know anything about aliens or time travel or anything important. She now also has no family to return to. The Doctor knows where she's going with this, and tries to object - but she quickly shuts him up, as only Donna can. She thanks the Doctor for giving her the chance to see that world. The Universe. All universes. To experience those things. To do this one thing, in her whole life, that is truely, truely important.

She kisses him tenderly on his tear stained cheek, giving him one last affectionate insult before smiling gently, and then slowly falls backward into the Cascade, sealing it with her death.

All realities are immediately restored to the exact point that Donna was meant to have died at the hand of the Racnos Empress.

Captain Jack & Sarah Jane return to thier lives, and Rose and the Tylers are forever sealed in the alternate universe.

The Doctor is plagued by guilt at the sacrifice that Donna has made for him. He vows that he will make it up to Donna, as she embodied everything he fought for in ever defending the human race. How someone, who thought themselves so very ordinary, could commit an act of such extraordinary selflessness and bravery.

So for Donna, and Donna alone, he will break one of the fundmental rules of the time lords.

He goes back in time, just 24 hours further back and plucks Donna from her time stream, He destroys the Racnos Empress ship in Space and gets Jack to retcon Donna, leaving her with no recollection of what happened, and thus will never try to find him, to, in essence, repeat events.

She'll simply live out her life as she'd always intended, traveling the world and living out the great suburban dream.

The Doctor lands in Donna's street. Wilf, who is sick at home; unable to attend her wedding, see the Tardis land and rushes outside, to find Donna being lead, groggy from Retcon back to the House. He immediately realises the Doctor is an alien, and asks to know what happened.

'Don't worry Wilf', the Doctor says quietly 'She'll never remember a thing.'

He allows Wilf to guide Donna back into the House alone, and returns to the Tardis.

He looks sadly upon Donnas house, and watches for a moment through the window, as Wilf fusses over her and makes her a cup of tea.

He closes the Tardis Door, and it evetually fades from view.

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The Circle must be broken!

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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Look at this cool feature from the BBC about Doctor Who: Trailer Maker :mrgreen:

Sounds cool, but I'm at work so I can't check it out; and knowing the BBC's website (comic maker, anyone?) we American fans are probably going to get the shaft again, and not be allowed to use it due to "licen[c/s]ing restrictions." Blah. It's the only thing that makes me HATE the BBC. :evil:

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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Oh yes, I just remembered, a couple of days ago I finished reading "The Last Dodo" from the library. It was rather good, but especially different to "The Stone Rose" in terms of writing style. Funny in some bits, though. "Or did it become turtle central after we left, with everyone in the market suddenly descending upon you demanding turtles?" :D

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Why must Doctor Who be delayed for the sake of stupid Eurovision!
It's not like the UK would even get a sniff at winning, so there's no point in postponing what is for the BBC a winning televisual programme.

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Ah yes, rating of the latest Doctor Who instalment:

7/10, but Geogia's stunning good looks immediately bumps that to a 9/10.

Alas*, it appears I'm easily influenced whilst in the face of the bewitching beauty of a blonde-locked lady.

*or 'alack', but the hard, velar 'k' sound is too aggressive for such a passive topic. The softer, alveolar sound of the 's' is much more appropriate.

You see? This is what revision has reduced me to: rabbiting on pointlessly about the places of articulation in the mouth and its phonological effect in written discourse.

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It's not like the UK would even get a sniff at winning, so there's no point in postponing what is for the BBC a winning televisual programme.

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Ah yes, rating of the latest Doctor Who instalment:

7/10, but Geogia's stunning good looks immediately bumps that to a 9/10.

Alas*, it appears I'm easily influenced whilst in the face of the bewitching beauty of a blonde-locked lady.[/size]

She may appear blonde but in DW Confidential, she had red hair. :?

8/10 for me. Martha's crying scene in which the Hath died was awful. She is such a good actor but that crying scene was awful. Maybe they should replace the SJA with the "Jenny Adventures!" :D

Also, what are you really revising on then? :wink:

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She may appear blonde but in DW Confidential, she had red hair.
I know, how gorgeous was she?

I'll stop now.

Maybe they should replace the SJA with the "Jenny Adventures!"
And ruin Jenny's character...? No, in my opinion, SJA should remain the only spinoff for the younger audience.
Also, what are you really revising on then? :wink:
English Language for this Friday's exam. Although, your wink suggests you may have meant something else? A quip maybe about my references to the mouth?
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She may appear blonde but in DW Confidential, she had red hair.
I know, how gorgeous was she?

I'll stop now.

Please do stop now! :lol:

Maybe they should replace the SJA with the "Jenny Adventures!"
And ruin Jenny's character...? No, in my opinion, SJA should remain the only spinoff for the younger audience.

What about the "Jenny Advntures" for a more "mature" audience?

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What about the "Jenny Advntures" for a more "mature" audience?
I think it wouldn't make a difference. Personally, I believe we have enough spin-offs that cater for virtually all age groups and all audience types; she'd end up being a Buffy anyway: blonde, beautiful, sparky, witty (give or take), athletic, physically strong and more than willing to wield it (no matter how much an influence the Doctor was on her, she has militaristic behaviour ground into her), and so on...

One Buffy was enough.

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YES! I think I figured something crucial out!

Hidden Content:
In the episode "Utopia", The Master says "as one door closes another must open". Well, when Rose was stranded in the parallel universe in "Doomsday", it was almost like a door was closing, which implies that another might open, letting her back into our (or, considering the fact that aliens are rather well known, The Doctor's/Rose's/Donna's/Martha's/Whoever's) universe. Also, it has been officially announced that the arc theme for this series would be some thing the Master said.
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YES! I think I figured something crucial out!

Hidden Content:
In the episode "Utopia", The Master says "as one door closes another must open". Well, when Rose was stranded in the parallel universe in "Doomsday", it was almost like a door was closing, which implies that another might open, letting her back into our (or, considering the fact that aliens are rather well known, The Doctor's/Rose's/Donna's/Martha's/Whoever's) universe. Also, it has been officially announced that the arc theme for this series would be some thing the Master said.

That's a very good point! Or it could be a false trail . . .

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In case you don't know already, Russell T. Davies has decided to leave the show meaning he is stepping down from his role as the show's lead writer and executive producer. :shock: :?

Acclaimed writer and producer Steven Moffat will take over for the next Who series, which will air in 2010.

Read the rest of the article over here on Digital Spy.

I'm still trying to get over this shock, my body is treating this as important as David Tenant leaving now. :?

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Read the rest of the article over here on Digital Spy.
...and Steven's side over there.

As much as Davis' 'style' will be sorely missed by myself, I welcome with open arms and flowers Moffat's lead in writing. He has produced some of the most incredible stories of NuWho, in fact, I believe, the best of NuWho. I just hope he regularity in writing won't dry or taint him; he is like a treat as such, an embracing break from the other writers... and Davis' knack for anti-climatic finales*.

*I'm not saying they weren't great, but at the time I don't feel I was delivered what I was expecting, unlike with Moffat's previous performances.

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So, anyone see the new trailer? Lotsa stuff in there :)

Rose, vanishing stars (is that similar to the "losing planets" motif?), Rose, fire in the TARDIS ( :shock: ), Rose, Doctor flying through a blue tunnel, Rose, and Davros..... wow :o There is a lot of things..... The fire in the TARDIS and the Doctor in the tunnel rlly intrigues me though.

And Rose! :wink:

I wonder how the Daleks multiplied :|

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Random piece of trivia for you all; the songs of the Ood from "Planet of the Ood" are actually all sung in Latin, according to the Doctor Who official site.

I wonder what it would be mean after being translated . . . :roll:

Anyway, more hints of the next episode, some of these are true and some are fake!

Hidden Content:
There is a Jeffrey Archer continent in the library.

Donna tells The Doctor that she "likes a bit of Hank Marvin" when he warns her about the shadows.

Data Ghosts are footprints on the beach - and the tide is coming in.

The Doctor rants against reading spoilers (irony noted!)

There are two sonic screwdrivers featured in this episode - and neither is any good at dealing with wood.

Psychic paper is used to contact The Doctor, in combination with a kiss (but not from Donna).

Donna flicks through a biography of Harriet Jones, but has to run away before she reaches the final chapter (although viewers see its shocking title, unlike Donna).

A figure from The Doctor's future makes an appearance.

A Dalek's eye stalk is brought up by The Doctor out of nowhere.

Digital Spy ©

If you've read that huge spoiler I found and read this, it seems like there is a sort of connection in my opinion.

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So, what did everyone think of "Silence in the Library"? I think that it was a brilliant episode, up to par with the rest of Moffet's other stories. The ghosting thing and the Vashta Nerada/shadows as well as a new ysterious person for the Doctor's personal future....all cool details. And there's the little girl tied into this...hmm

I really liked this episode. I have to give it a 9.9/10 :D

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Some hints as to what will happen in the next episode from Digital Spy:

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Undoubtedly a work of genius, 'Forest Of The Dead' takes both the audience and the characters well out of their comfort zones and delivers quite possibly the most engrossing and stunning 45 minutes since the series was revived in 2005. It also contains enough ammo to blow any Catherine Tate doubters out of the water and into the stratosphere. The distinctive anti-spoiler stance of Steven Moffat's script continues, so we'll honour the future Who boss by being particularly cryptic with our clues this week. There are also two red herrings lurking in the spoiler shadows this week. Good luck finding them!

River Song sometimes shows The Doctor a little respect and asks him about erasure.

The Shadows have a proper vocalist that's not Cliff Richard.

Doctor Moon challenges someone to a game of chess on which millions of lives depend.

The Shadows take hold of River Song's diary and coerce The Doctor into using a gun because of what they discover.

A Gareth Gates-style affliction prevents Cupid from firing his arrow.

River Song tells The Doctor that he is not The Doctor.

The little girl destroys every idiot's lantern to prevent the shadows seeping into present day Earth.

A familiar female face from the past returns to give Donna some advice.

Donna ties a very important knot.

The Doctor is stunned by something River Song whispers in his ear.

I wonder how the Daleks multiplied :|

My own theory which is bound to be wrong anyway: :D

Hidden Content:
In the Lazarus Experiment, we see a machine which make people look younger. Although this machine was dodgy, we see in the DWS3 final that the Master has a "perfected and improved" version of this type of technology and makes the Doctor old and young.

Based on that theory, what if someone got hold of Luke Rattigan's reproduction device. He does mention that he's worked out a way in which reproduction will be possible. So, my unlikely theory is that the Daleks will use this type of device, modify it with Dalek science and they they can multiply!

I told you, it's unlikely!

The more likely but still very unlikely theory is that:

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... travelling between parallel worlds would open the void but would it not lett the Daleks come through theoretically?! Mind you, the Mid-Series trailer seems to blow this theory out of the water!

EDIT: Here is a inverse version of that theory:

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Maybe it was the Daleks who opened the void and travelled back to normal earth, but then parallel Torchwood finds out and now Rose is back in the normal world looking for the Doctor except now, timelines are messed up and Donna(?) has never met the Doctor.

This theory would also kinda go along with Rubrica's in which the Master says, "as one door opens, another must close."

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Major spoiler got leaked out :mrgreen: . It's an image, which I'll describe in spoiler tags:

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A new picture of Davros has been leaked, and from the thousands of comments and speculation over it, it seems more likely to be genuine than anything else so far! Link: planetgallifrey.blogspot.com/2007/08/billies-nostalgia.html
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Major spoiler got leaked out :mrgreen: . It's an image, which I'll describe in spoiler tags:

Hidden Content:
A new picture of Davros has been leaked, and from the thousands of comments and speculation over it, it seems more likely to be genuine than anything else so far! Link: planetgallifrey.blogspot.com/2007/08/billies-nostalgia.html

Awesome find! I too have seen quite a few Davros pictures but these sources seem a bit "dodgy." :?

Anyway, I'm watching the

. As much as I like DT, often I do miss CE. :? :shock:
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As much as I like DT, often I do miss CE. :? :shock:
As the popular adage goes: he's my Doctor. He was the first Doctor I saw on original airing. Okay, I saw Forth gallivanting around before any other, but they were reruns, therefore not so much my first real Doctor. Ninth was.

I did love Chris' rendition of the Doctor, too, and I understand the reasons behind his leaving and how that inadvertently helped the show (gave chance for new fans to taste the regeneration process), but at least one more season would have been 'fantastic'. Often I think when re-watching S2 what certain parts or lines would have been like if played with Eccleston instead of Tennant.

Plus, booyah to the leather jacket!

I'm sure we've spoken about favourite Doctor before, I can't remember whether I chose Ninth or Tenth... With that said, favourite Doctor has a distinction to your Doctor.

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