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Doctor Who: 5 More Potential Masters For Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor

Published June 9, 2014 by gossipzoo

The Master... dead or alive?

The Master (John Simm)… who could be his next incarnation?

Since David Tennant’s final appearance in the End of Time in 2010, The Master, the archenemy of The Doctor, has not been seen or heard from in any story or spoken by any character since. And Steven Moffat, the head writer of Doctor Who, has said nothing to ease fans fears that one of the most endearing and entertaining characters in the new revived series will not return to the small screen.

But if he were to return, would John Simm carry on the role, or would potentially a regeneration occur, leading to a whole new Master for the Doctor to contend with?

He has to be manic, he has to be smart, and he has to give the chilling vision of a man twisted with power… and only a few actors can achieve that. In the opinion of the writer, the following five candidates tick the right boxes, and hit the right targets, required to play the most villainous Time Lord ever created.

(And yes we have just posted another article from a WC writer on this topic… but my choices don’t overlap and deserve consideration).

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Sherlock: His 9 Most Brilliant Deductions

Published December 11, 2013 by gossipzoo

Sherlock On Screen Modern

Sherlock is possibly one of the most genius shows that the BBC has ever produced and that makes Sherlock himself one of the biggest geniuses on TV. Whilst Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal of Sherlock is interesting on many levels it is his many deductions, both arbitrary and important, that make the character and show what it is.

Choosing his best ever deductions, feels like choosing Real Madrid’s best players. They’re all brilliant and sifting out the best ones is a near impossible task. Nevertheless, despite my better judgement, I have given it a go.

Ranking them in order was too big a task so here, in chronological order are the nine best deductions of Sherlock Holmes.

9. Initial Analysis Of Watson

Martin Freeman Sherlock

This deduction is absolutely essential to this list. This is the first time that we meet Sherlock and get to see his brain in action. He stuns his potential housemate, John Watson, into silence by asking him whether he has served in Afghanistan or Iraq. He goes on to describe intimate details of John’s life. These include his strained relationship with his estranged brother, the breakdown of his brother’s marriage because of his alcoholism and the fact that his limp is psychosomatic.

The ways in which he deduces these things is, in typical Sherlock style, brilliant in the simplicity of it. John has tan line on his hands with no tan below the wrist. This tells Sherlock that he has recently been abroad but working not on holiday. His stance as he entered the room and his mannerisms tell Sherlock that he is a military man and this leads to ‘Afghanistan or Iraq’, for example.

Of course, Sherlock does make one mistake. John’s ‘brother’ is actually John’s lesbian sister. She is an alcoholic, however, and her relationship did break down. The mistake only serves to make Sherlock seem vaguely human and this scene is one of the most striking character introductions in TV.

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Anna Wintour Gives A Sneak Peek At Vogue’s September Issue!

Published August 23, 2013 by gossipzoo

Are you ready for Vogue‘s ginormous September issue to land with a loud thud on your doorstep because your mail carrier could not stuff it into your mailbox?

Postal service workers all over the country are stepping up their upper body workout regimens in preparation, and you should too!

Because you’ll have to pick it up and lug it all the way to the bathroom/couch/bed to read it in peace.

Anyway, check out the clip (above) to hear Anna Wintour tout the benefits of the mammoth magazine AND give some sneak peeks of what to expect from the issue — horses, a wedding dress, Benedict Cumberbatch!!!

It’s going to make your year.

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