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The problems of being a Whovian that plague your daily existence, plus musings on Doctor Who theories, GIFS, and anything else DW related. :] Please, feel free to submit a Doctor Who Problem, ask a question, or discuss fan theories through the ask box!
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  • Anonymous asked: Was there an episode you really didn't like for some reason?

    superwholocktate:

    doctorwhoproblems:

    Oh yeah, there a bunch of episodes that are unanimously agreed upon as being fairly terrible.

    The first to come to mind are any one-off episodes that feature little kids…those are really hit or miss.

    For every Girl in the Fireplace or Empty Child, there’s a Night Terrors or Fear Her (shudder)

    I’m sorry but what are wrong with any of these episodes…? 

    The first two (Girl in the Fireplace and Empty Child) were being singled out as good episodes centered around little kids, if that wasn’t clear.

    (…The other two are just terrible episodes, especially Fear Her, and I don’t know why that really needs justifying :P)

    (And yes, to everyone else’s reblogs, Love and Monsters is almost certainly the worst episode of all time, but I also feel a little bad ragging on it too hard cause the monster was designed by a 9 year-old kid as the result of a Blue Peter contest…but again, it seems terrible episodes almost always come back to little kids. Oops.)

    Anonymous asked: Was there an episode you really didn't like for some reason?

    Oh yeah, there a bunch of episodes that are unanimously agreed upon as being fairly terrible.

    The first to come to mind are any one-off episodes that feature little kids…those are really hit or miss.

    For every Girl in the Fireplace or Empty Child, there’s a Night Terrors or Fear Her (shudder)

    Anonymous asked: Hey, has there been any Doctor you've actually disliked?

    Nope.

    I think every actor has brought something unique to the role, and has really made the character their own. Even the Doctors that can seem annoying or rude at times have all shown a vulnerable side that fleshes them out.

    And when a Doctor does something particularly cold or shocking, like successfully taunting and manipulating a Dalek into killing itself, that just adds more depth to the character, showing how you can never really pinpoint each incarnation into just one word…unless the word to describe all of them is “volatile.”

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    Anonymous asked: Have you heard "It's Bigger On The Inside" by Voltaire?

    I have not!


    lenixsocial
     said: Just one issue that everyone seems to overlook: during the 6th Doctor’s era, we discovered that The Valeyard was in fact the Doctor sometime between his twelfth and final incarnations: “There is some evil in all of us, Doctor – even you. The Valeyard is an amalgamation of…

    Hmm…

    "between his twelfth and final incarnations"

    so that means the Valeyard has yet to materialize in the current timeline of the Doctor

    and according to the Master, the Valeyard is “an amalgamation of the darker side of the Doctor's nature”

    which means he’s much more similar to the Dream Lord or The Watcher, in that he’s an extension of the Doctor’s persona, instead of being a true incarnation like the War Doctor or even the second regeneration of Ten. The Dream Lord doesn’t count as an incarnation, just as a wholly different being who is related to the Doctor, a physical manifestation of some of his personality.

    So I don’t really see at all how the Valeyard is any kind of issue in relation to the current regeneration situation!

    Leela is a very underrated companion.

    (Source: doctorwhogifs, via would-you-like-a-jelly-baby)

    How Is the Twelfth Doctor “First In a New Cycle”?

    • Confused about what exactly happened with Eleven’s regeneration?
    • Wondering why Twelve is being called the “first in a new cycle”?
    • Is the Twelfth Doctor not really the “Twelfth” Doctor at all?

    (I attempt to hopefully answer all questions in two minutes!)

    alyssaatheimaginative asked: Alright, so, we all know that the Doctor can only have around 12 or 13 regenerations, right? Lately I've been thinking of the episode "Lets Kill Hitler." Remember when River kissed the Doctor and gave him all of her regenerations? I was just curious to see if this would allow him to have more regenerations or not. I cannot find the answer, so I came here. If you have an answer, please let me know!

    See, I’d thought that River giving him all of her remaining regenerations was going to be the thing that got around the “Doctor only has 12 regenerations thing” too, but that wasn’t proven true.

    Instead, I think that was sort of the workaround for River herself (who is a Time Lady) to not regenerate into another form in the future.

    The Doctor has more regenerations now thanks to the Time Lords granting him a new set of regenerations in the Christmas special when Eleven changed into Twelfth.

    You can find a detailed explanation about the regeneration renewal here!

    Anonymous asked: 1. I love you and your blog you're amazing. 2. Are we allowed to tell you our own ideas/headcannons?

    1.

    2. Sure! I love hearing that stuff, it’s always neat to see how drastically opinions and theories can change from person to person.

    scandals-from-last-night asked: Do you think it's about time for Moffat to stop being the showrunner and let someone else in? Lately I haven't been a fan of his work.

    I think the show would benefit greatly from a new showrunner, but I don’t want to see Moffat leave completely. I’ve always thought that he’s strongest when writing individual episodes instead of planning giant series arcs (with the exception of the Series 5 finale, which is a huge exception, because that’s my favorite episode of Doctor Who, ever.)

    Here’s a sampling of arguably the best of the 25ish episodes he’s penned:

    • The Empty Child
    • Blink
    • The Girl in the Fireplace
    • Silence in the Library
    • The Eleventh Hour
    • Pandorica Opens/Big Bang
    • A Christmas Carol
    • The Impossible Astronaut
    • The Wedding of River Song
    • The Angels Take Manhattan
    • The Time of the Doctor

    A lot of what he’s written remains as some of the strongest episodes since the reboot, though I completely agree that the bulk of his episodes have been less than impressive, especially for Series 7, no thanks to an underwhelming and overly convoluted series arc (which was his design).

    (I struggled to try to come up with more than one Solidly Good episode of his for Series 6 and 7, respectively, and even the couple of episodes I managed to list for the “above average” category are still debated amongst the fandom on a scale from terrible to really good, especially for the finales.)

    A new showrunner would allow the opportunity for a different flavor of finales and series arcs, as well as character development, but keeping Moffat on as a writer would increase the chances of the brilliance he’s shown in one-offs past resurfacing in series to come.

    (Also, there are those rumors floating around that Capaldi, who is an Oscar-winning writer, has argued with Moffat about script issues already, so maybe that influence will be somewhat significant, if true!)