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~175 things we’ve learned from DW~
1. Bananas are good.
2. Watch out for women named Jackie, they slap. Hard.
3. "Go to your room" are terrible last words.
4. Be silent in The Library.
5. Fear of the dark is NOT irrational.
6. Don't blink, blink and you're dead.
7. Travelling with the Doctor is not safe; however it is the journey of a lifetime.
8. Statues of weeping angeli are dangerous.
9. The Doctor is rubbish at weddings, especially his own.
10. The Doctor does not appreciate being called "Doc".
11. The Doctor likes the word fantastic… and brilliant.
12. A strange man in your bedroom does not...
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 Time's Up!
Time's Up!
Matt Smith:
Can te first tell us a little bit about the Natale special?

The Natale special for me is a amaro sweet episode because I’m leaving, but Steven has written a brilliant, adventurous, funny episode and I’m really thrilled with it. It feels wonderfully Christmassy.

What did te want from your last episode?

I think it’s good for the Doctor to go out with a bang, a crash and a wallop. I’m pleased it’s really funny and mad. When I got to the last 20 pages and it was quite a hard read for me, but I hope it’s going to be a belter.

We’ve got a great director in Jamie Payne...
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 Clara must say goodbye to her Doctor.
Clara must say goodbye to her Doctor.
Jenna Coleman:
How did te find the readthrough? Was it emotional?

It was a very emotional read-through. Just going through the process of saying goodbye was difficult. The script itself is very emotional, but also joyous. But saying those words and saying goodbye was never going to be easy.

Is there a sense from the start of the episode that we’re moving towards a regeneration?

It’s very much an adventure, but it goes off on a different track. People watching will know that it’s Matt’s last episode, but it doesn’t loom over from the start.

We were introduced to Clara as the impossible...
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posted by MissChicky97
User: I'm the Doctor. I'm a timelord from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous. I'm 903 years old, and I'm the man who's gonna save your lives and all six billion people below.

Cleverbot: No you're not. You're saying random stock phrases which have no relevance whatsoever to what I say to you.

User: What? WHAT? WHAT?!?!?!

Cleverbot: How is you?

User: I'm trying to save the world and the TARDIS pulled up some random application.

Cleverbot: That is impossible. te have no means to do so. te cannot feel emotion.

User: OI! I can feel emotions. I'm not completely alien te know!!...
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 Tasha Lem in 'The Time of the Doctor'.
Tasha Lem in 'The Time of the Doctor'.
Orla Brady:
What drew te to the role of Tasha Lem?

So you’re sitting in your dressing room on an ordinary giorno (well ordinary for an actress) playing a normal person who makes breakfast and loses her borsa sometimes. Then along comes a call to play a galactic nun and whizz around the universe with Matt Smith. Now what girl wouldn’t be drawn to that?

Can te tell us anything about how we first meet your character?

The Doctor goes to see Tasha as they are old friends. He needs her help and knows he will find it with her as although she is fearsomely powerful, she is loyal to her friend.

What can...
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 The Time of the Doctor
The Time of the Doctor
Steven Moffat:
Can te set the scene for this Natale episode?

It’s his final battle and he’s been fighting it for a while. The Doctor is facing the joint challenge of a mysterious event in spazio that has summoned lots of aliens to one place and helping Clara cook Natale dinner. There are also elements from every series of Matt’s Doctor, which will come to a head in this special. Things that we’ve laid down for years are going to be paid off.

How was the read-through?

It was emotional. I think possibly the beginning of the end is più emotional than the actual end. It was the same...
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