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@Shalroth @WiLfreduk @VincentLalyman @Mermeht The Doctor and Kate Stewart also use an iPad in The Day of the Doctor, though it isn't as obvious as it's in a (rather ghastly) case. It just irritates me when they get a recognisable product and cover up or take off the logo. They did it with Donna's car, which was quite clearly a Peugeot. 

2 days, 19 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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@WiLfreduk It annoyed me in both episodes. I just wish that for present day episodes, they would use iPads etc. as they usually do and not make up fake brands. However, when in space/the future/heaven, they should use an original prop. 

2 days, 19 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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Very good. Some dodgy effects at times, and I was slightly disappointed by the sonic screwdriver ending it, but that wasn't too much of an issue for me considering it had been used so much throughout the episode. It's when the Doctor just uses it out of nowhere that I'm annoyed (see The Power of Three). Jamie, please write more for Series 9! 8/10

2 days, 19 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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@ Notsosmartguy  @Handles @The Administrator Yeah, I think I gave it a 7/10 actually. I just found it funny how it's the only one not to receive a 10/10.

1 week, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express

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@The Administrator Poor Time Heist. :(

1 week, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express

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I think I'll have to give the episode a re-watch soon. My dad was complaining throughout the episode that the Foretold was "weird" and "horrible," which kind of ruined the mood. I still don't think the episode will deserve a 9 or 10 though!

1 week, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express

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@Clara Laurinda @Handles Fair enough, I can see what you mean. I would have just preferred to have had a companion-light episode today (which we mostly had) and a Doctor-light episode next week, with the Doctor and Clara somehow finding themselves together again for Dark Water. Yes, I know that's vague... I wouldn't be a good replacement for Moffat.

1 week, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express

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@Stradiwhovius Very specific.

1 week, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express

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It took a while to get going (when Gus revealed that he wanted to work out what the Foretold was and the train turned into a lab), but otherwise it was a pretty good episode. The clock in the corner was irritating though, as was Clara's sudden decision to stay with the Doctor. 7/10.


1 week, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express

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For all we know, Courtney was born in the USA, brought up in the UK, and later moved back there.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Kill the Moon

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It wasn't perfect, and I feel it was overhyped, but crikey it was close. 9/10. I think I still prefer Listen, but that ending was heartbreaking (especially the moment where Clara looks up at the Moon right at the end). This is after two viewings, so I think this episode might become a dear favourite soon enough.

1) Listen

2) Kill The Moon

3) Deep Breath

4) Into the Dalek

5) Time Heist

6) Robot of Sherwood

7) The Caretaker

This is an incredibly strong series.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon

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@Horus Killed The Moon They definitely altered the voice. In the 'Next Time' trailer, it had a stupid high-pitched voice which got deeper when it said, 'Destroy,' but thankfully they fixed that for the episode.

3 weeks ago on 12 Great Moments From The Caretaker

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@Got bored one night, didn't ya? "Sontarans perverting the course of human history" is the line first uttered by the Fourth Doctor, so I doubt it's linked to Strax.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Next Time: Kill The Moon

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This looks amazing, but I have a horrible feeling it might be over-hyped. 

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Next Time: Kill The Moon

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@Planet of the Deaf @kanlo I think I read somewhere (might have been DS?) that he was in this episode, but I just assumed they'd got mixed up, so I was pretty surprised to see him. He was very impressive, actually. 

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss The Caretaker

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@RUAZ I'm trying to keep my emotions under control this series. In retrospect, I think 6 might have been a little generous for this episode, but I remember rating a lot of Series 7 episodes as 7 or 8 out of 10 (despite it being quite a poor series) so that prevents me from going for 5 or below... 

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss The Caretaker

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@ajax0407 @Antee991166 Yeah, they really need to prove that a villain is deadly/scary/etc. before saying that it is, as with the Daleks, Cybermen, Weeping Angels, Silence, and probably a lot of other villains.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss The Caretaker

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@Antee991166 @Handles Ah, I get you now. Yeah, the Raston Warror is far deadlier. In fairness, the Doctor did say "one of the deadliest" but I think that such lines are just lazy writing. "Hey, this is a new creature you've never seen before. We aren't going to prove that it's deadly, but if we say it is, you might believe us." 

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss The Caretaker

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@Antee991166 Sorry, I might have missed something, but where did that episode say that the policeman faced Cybermen?

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss The Caretaker

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@CuriousGloom The Promised Land scenes are meant to seem out of place. Of all episodes, this is the episode I was least expecting to see such a scene, so it was a pleasant shock to see it (and with Chris Addison there as well).

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss The Caretaker

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The Doctor was far, far too bitter towards Danny. Don't know what they were thinking when they wrote it like that. There was also a few too many Clara/Danny scenes for my liking, so I'm hoping we get a companion-light episode soon to balance that out. That said, Danny's character did develop a lot, and I'm glad he no longer seems to stutter and sound so nervous. I also thought the whole plot was fairly well balanced - the Skovox Blitzer, in my opinion, did not need to be in it more than it was. The highlight of the episode though was definitely that ending; I didn't expect Chris Addison's character to be like that! So a good episode overall, but the worst of Series 8 for me so far. 6/10.




3 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss The Caretaker

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I do love Graham. Not really sure why, but I find him pretty entertaining. Sometimes, however, he has awful guests, in which case I'll steer clear of the show. (And I always watch on iPlayer to avoid the musical guest.)

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Capaldi on Graham Norton This Friday

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Hmm... Not expecting much from this episode now. The 'Skovox Blitzer' looks pretty bad (and it has a terrible name, really).


1 month ago on Next Time: The Caretaker

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Yes, the narrator is irritating, but I still rather like these. They're no way near as good as Confidential, but they're something. But seriously, could they not think of something a little more creative than USB ports? I mean, they weren't even USB 3.0 (going by the colour)... 



1 month ago on Doctor Who Extra: Time Heist

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6/10. Good episode, but I'm trying to adjust my rankings. I'd still happily watch that episode again, because it actually got the love story ending right (unlike Hide), but somehow it felt a bit lacking (could be the air vents).

Deep Breath - 8.5/10

Into the Dalek - 8/10

Robot of Sherwood - 7/10

Listen - 9/10

Time Heist - 6/10

A very strong series so far - if this standard is kept up, it may end up being my favourite series of all.

1 month ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist

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Listen. It was scarier, that's what it comes down to for me. The episode also manages to cover a huge amount without ever feeling rushed, which is quite a talent. I love Blink, but I think I love Listen just a tiny bit more.

1 month ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen

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@DWTV Ah, I see. Rings holds a special place in my heart, even though I think it has far too many flaws. I find it comforting, somehow. But I think it's especially bad that those two episodes came after one another... Series 2 was an odd series.

1 month ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review

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@DWTV @Handles @Planet of the Deaf As I'm afraid I don't wish to trawl through all the episode reviews, what's the lowest score that's been awarded (to the best of your knowledge)?

1 month ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review

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@Planet of the Deaf @Handles True. Den of Geek seems to think that it's a good episode apart from a slightly muddled ending. We'll see - at least I won't feel let down by hype.

1 month ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review

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@The Finn I was expecting at least a fleeting reference, as with Robot of Sherwood. Seems rather odd, I can't remember such a thing happening before (in the Moffat era at least).

1 month ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review

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@Planet of the Deaf @DWTV Exactly, I nearly posted that. My scores are almost always "against all TV shows," because I just find it so hard to give Doctor Who lower than a 6/10. It's one of very few programmes which can have a really poor episode but still bring me back the next week. And even in the poor episodes there are usually quite a few memorable/funny moments.

1 month ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review

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@DWTV Yes, of course! But it's not superb, and I very rarely see any "average" scores. 

1 month ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review

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@ Notsosmartguy: Time Thievious Racoonus @Handles Yeah, same, but sometimes that can be hard if you hear that other people don't like it either. For example, I loved Deep Breath (apart from Strax and the over-sized T-Rex), but no one else in my family liked it, and I always find shows more enjoyable when I watch them with others. 

1 month ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review

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@ Notsosmartguy: Time Thievious Racoonus Yeah, I thought it was fantastic (bar the fact that the ending rewrote the whole of the episode's timeline), but I probably won't enjoy it as much now that I've heard so much criticism directed towards it.

1 month ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review

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This is a bit disappointing to hear, given that some people who'd seen the leaked episode/read the script said the episode was fantastic, but I guess they're never going to be totally reliable. Anyway, DWTV gave Robot of Sherwood 7/10, and I thought that was a perfectly enjoyable (albeit unremarkable) episode, so the same may go for Time Heist. Really, I'm just hoping that Kill The Moon, Mummy on the Orient Express, Flatline, and Dark Water/Death in Paradise are good. I don't ask for much, do I?

1 month ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review

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@TheCyberDoctor is Heisting @Handles Yeah, I jumped a little when we first saw the Droid underneath the bed, but other than that it was just a beautiful episode - not scary. I didn't find Blink that scary really, but I found The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone and The Angels Take Manhattan pretty scary (the latter was creepy rather than scary) despite those both being considered weaker stories by most. I do love Blink, of course, but I think the highlight of the episode is Sally Sparrow and the "timey-wimey" DVDs, though the concept of the Angels is still fantastic. Again, I love the concept of Midnight, and I thought it was a superb episode, but it didn't scare me. As for Silence in the Library, I avoided shadows for a few days after that, and I've been trying to get out of bed very quickly after watching Listen for fear of a hand grabbing me...  I must also confess something - I've always found the Autons really freaky. The newer ones which look identical to humans aren't scary at all, but the originals still cause me to jump if I ever walk too close to a mannequin




1 month ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8

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@TardisBoy I know, I read that, but the Radio Times and Digital Spy say it's because of Strictly and ratings?

1 month ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8

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@Chris502 Apparently it was Strictly that did that? Well, that's what the Radio Times and Digital Spy say anyway. But it could be both.

1 month ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8

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I'm so glad that Mummy isn't going to be the romp it sounds like it should be. I got quite worried when I heard that both Frank Skinner and Foxes were in this episode, but this has raised my expectations. Also, Kill the Moon sounds fantastic, but I do hope the controversial scene isn't too controversial. 

1 month ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8

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@supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... @deathbird Perhaps the TARDIS will have to drag him there, kicking and screaming? 

1 month ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8

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@TheCyberDoctor is Heisting Weirdly, I haven't found quite a few of these scary. I don't see what's so scary about the Clockwork Droids, Weeping Angels (they have a few good jump scares but that's it really), Midnight, or the werewolf. The Silence, Flood, Vashta Nerada, Toby Zed, and Listen, however, they're scary. 

1 month ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8

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@Paulb_47 Yes, it's probably true. Quite a few of my friends are 'big' Doctor Who fans, but they haven't really enjoyed much of Series 8 so far. Two of them say that Capaldi's acting isn't "genuine" (I think they meant that they don't see him as the Doctor yet), but to me it just sounds like most of them are still trying to get over Matt and even David. I got over Matt by the end of Deep Breath. I adore Matt Smith, and think he's a superb Doctor, but given one or two more episodes, I imagine Capaldi will overtake Matt as my favourite. 

1 month ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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I'd be very surprised if Listen didn't come top - that said, there were quite a few people who weren't keen on it, so that could bring the score down? Either way, Series 8 has been an amazing leap in quality over Series 7, so I'm quietly confident that Time Heist will be a good story too.

1 month ago on Your Verdict on Robot of Sherwood

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@They're all my favorite Bank Robber Perhaps the Doctor gave it to Orson? He might have wanted to play a bit of a prank on Clara, as she's already seen that suit, so she'd expect to see the Doctor inside it (and that's what she did expect).

1 month ago on Rate & Discuss Listen

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If I'm honest, I expected it to be cancelled again at some point in the relatively near future, but I imagine it would be an official hiatus rather than what happened in the '80s. By the time we reach the end of the Fourteenth Doctor's run (blimey) I could quite easily imagine a 3-5 year hiatus taking place.



1 month ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter

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@doc_rocker_ It wasn't meant to be scary. Doctor Who episodes don't have to be scary, they can just be a bit of fun. (In fact I'd say that most episodes aren't scary.)

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood

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@bringmeknitting @Handles Perhaps, but going by the description I think it works fine without it. The only issue is that you never find out that the Sheriff is half-robot, but I guess it might be released as a deleted scene if it isn't intact.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood

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I've just realised that the title only makes sense with the cut scene (or at least I think it does). The 'robot' is the Sheriff, because otherwise it would have been called Robots of Sherwood. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood

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7/10. Good - and very funny - apart from that Golden Arrow resolution, which seemed a little cheap, but still an enjoyable episode which I'd happily re-watch. The ending is no way near as bad as, say, The Power of Three, or Hide, but it'll take quite a bit to be worse than either of those. I wouldn't say it's an episode you're meant to take too seriously anyway (come on, it's about Robin Hood), so I'll let it off. I'm very pleased with Series 8 so far, can't wait for Listen!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood

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I actually thought the pacing was superb in this episode (albeit I thought Danny's introduction dragged a little, but not too much). And the CGI! Goodness me that was good. There were just a few moments where it looked a bit dodgy - the antibodies mainly, I think - but otherwise it was top notch. I'm sure this will become one of my favourite episodes with a few rewatches, and it's probably the second best Dalek story of New Who (after Dalek of course). It beats Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways because the ending is a lot better, and I didn't notice many references in the script that would become dated over the years (Ground Force, The Weakest Link, and some of the other shows are no longer running so it makes it highly unlikely that the Daleks would bring them back). So a few faults, which I can't quite put my finger on, but brilliant performances from Peter, Jenna, and Zawe, so this deserves 8/10, I think.



1 month, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek

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