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@Scootersfood, Secret Agent of C.L.A.R.A. Pardon?
2 days, 15 hours ago on Dark Water Clip
@Mati C Bit rude.
2 days, 23 hours ago on Dark Water Promo Pics
@DWTV I take it we'll still get a rating?
3 days, 21 hours ago on Dark Water TV Trailer
I guess the 'city' 19 seconds in is heaven/the Nethersphere, going off the circular window (as seen in the last scene of The Caretaker).
I went for 3/10. Possibly a bit harsh, maybe I should have gone for 4 due to Peter being wonderful once again, but the plot, message, and direction were all sub-par.
5 days, 18 hours ago on Rate & Discuss In the Forest of the Night
How did Maebh manage to outrun two wolves?
5 days, 19 hours ago on Rate & Discuss In the Forest of the Night
@Raingembow Firefly things. They did something. And then when they flew away the trees flew away.
I'm actually not looking forward to this episode now... I think it's highly likely that it won't work out which would be a shame after such a good series. Hopefully I'm wrong.
5 days, 19 hours ago on Next Time: Dark Water
I'm pretty sure they wouldn't put such large spoilers in the trailer. Clara was talking to a Cyberman after all, so she probably *has* existed, and as for the first bit... I can only assume she's being controlled by someone.
5 days, 20 hours ago on Next Time: Dark Water
That dragged on far too long. Certainly the worst episode of the series. Not sure what rating to give it, though.
5 days, 20 hours ago on Rate & Discuss In the Forest of the Night
@DWISCOOL100 Therefore the production team should disregard all female writers? That makes no sense whatsoever.
1 week, 1 day ago on Neil Gaiman on Hopes for Capaldi Episode
@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.
1 week, 5 days ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
@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.
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
@ 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.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Rate & Discuss Mummy on the Orient Express
@The Administrator Poor Time Heist. :(
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!
@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.
@Stradiwhovius Very specific.
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.
For all we know, Courtney was born in the USA, brought up in the UK, and later moved back there.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Kill the Moon
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.
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.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon
@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.
1 month ago on 12 Great Moments From The Caretaker
@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.
1 month ago on Next Time: Kill The Moon
This looks amazing, but I have a horrible feeling it might be over-hyped.
@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.
1 month ago on Rate & Discuss The Caretaker
@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...
@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.
@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."
@Antee991166 Sorry, I might have missed something, but where did that episode say that the policeman faced Cybermen?
@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).
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.
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.)
1 month ago on Capaldi on Graham Norton This Friday
Hmm... Not expecting much from this episode now. The 'Skovox Blitzer' looks pretty bad (and it has a terrible name, really).
1 month, 1 week ago on Next Time: The Caretaker
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, 1 week ago on Doctor Who Extra: Time Heist
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, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist
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, 1 week ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen
@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, 1 week ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review
@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)?
@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.
@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).
@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.
@DWTV Yes, of course! But it's not superb, and I very rarely see any "average" scores.
@ 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.
@ 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.
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?
@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, 1 week ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8
@TardisBoy I know, I read that, but the Radio Times and Digital Spy say it's because of Strictly and ratings?
@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.
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.