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I know what you mean. It was like "EXTERMINATE --- oh, hang on, just wait there for us while we scream about the Doctor and then get blown up by him". Other than that it was great to see the Time War.

8 hours, 13 minutes ago on Into the Dalek Spoiler-Free Review

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DWTV, do you like seeing our pain and misery? How could you do this to us?!


15 hours, 44 minutes ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath

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Matt: "Hey guys, how's it going? Please vote for The Eleventh Hour! You know how much you love it!"

Peter: "VOTE FOR DEEP BREATH OR FACE MY ATTACK EYEBROWS!"



15 hours, 33 minutes ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath

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I'd say that these are two of the best post-regeneration episodes ever, if not the best.

15 hours, 28 minutes ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath

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To be honest, I didn't think anything of it. I myself am heterosexual but have absolutely no problem with homosexuality, and I think the show handles it very well. There's nothing wrong with it being shown every now and again - heterosexual kisses (or romance) are, and I don't think Moffat's trying to make any sort of point. He's just simply writing more three-dimensional, interesting characters who happen to be homosexual, and it's good for younger viewers to be able to see that homosexuality is fine in a society that, sadly, is sometimes far too ignorant towards it. And as for focussing too much on it in the episode, why then isn't he being criticised for, say, focussing on heterosexuality too much with Amy and Rory?

Great article by the way - I thought it was very professionally done and your points came across clearly and strongly. Thank you!

2 days, 7 hours ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss

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I knew it! It's great to see how popular the show has become - Doctor Who is taking over the world!

2 days, 14 hours ago on Deep Breath Record Overseas Ratings

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I really loved it. It's the sort of thing Eleven would do, it was funny, and it was nice to see the realisation in Clara.

4 days, 21 hours ago on Moffat on THAT Deep Breath Cameo

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To be honest, I'm not paying any attention to the overnights anymore, especially this one. Firstly, it's the summer holidays; secondly, record and catch-up TV are more popular than ever; thirdly, no cinema screening were taken into account.

4 days, 21 hours ago on Deep Breath UK Ratings

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I love them - not the best ever, but it's up there. My favourite for visuals is Tom's, and then Christopher's/David's (my first). This one's probably between 3rd and 6th. Not sure about the new tune yet, I'll have to listen again before I decide.

5 days, 9 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath

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Looking forward to seeing more from Ben Wheatley. And more Daleks. And more Capaldi. And more Jenna. I'm looking forward to it!


5 days, 10 hours ago on Next Time: Into The Dalek

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@Exxilon5 I like that theory. That is a cool idea!

5 days, 10 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath

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@DaftDalek is Ceter Papaldi Stunning, tense, epic, terrifying, hilarious, shocking.

5 days, 10 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath

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If anyone reads this, I love you. It turned out to be longer than I was anticipating!

5 days, 10 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath

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@Peter and the Who That was absolutely brilliant!

6 days, 12 hours ago on Moffat Teases “Major Foe” For Series 8

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10/10 for me. It was everything I wanted and more.

THE CHARACTERS

Capaldi was just THE Doctor. He's ancient, he's quirky, he's fascinated by everything and he speaks a lot, he is always one step ahead, he's funny, he's unpredictable and he's wonderful. Also, this was Jenna's best episode yet in my opinion - Clara got a chance to shine on her own, and we got to see a lot deeper into the character and her relationship with the Doctor. I loved the scene where she challenged Vastra. And the Paternoster Gang... woah. I didn't hate them before, but I found them sometimes unnecessary and childish. But this was a group of characters I could invest in, and I just adored them. Vastra and Jenny actually felt like proper companions - they had humorous and action-packed scenes, and we got to see deeper into their characters and their relationship also. And, amazingly, I found Strax hilarious and not cringe! I burst out laughing at the newspaper incident. Oh, and I love the sonic devices.

THE PLOT

As for the plot, I found it very intriguing. And hideous. In The Girl in the Fireplace (which I loved the reference to) I felt that the Clockwork Droids were somewhat underused, but in Deep Breath they felt very threatening and terrifying. I must admit, I was genuinely scared at the restaurant scene and the Clara vs Two-Face scene!

THE TONE

Was it dark? Well, yes! It was! But not so dark that it wasn't Doctor Who. The Doctor abandoning Clara left me in a state of shock, removing body parts was gross, and the Doctor basically killing the Droid using Big Ben was... well, also pretty damn shocking! I love that we don't know whether it was murder or suicide. Who is this man? And the end scene... that's weirdly creepy. It's heaven... but I'm sure it's not. Well, sure, not sure - one or the other.

As for the pacing, I thought it was perfect. Why can't all episodes be 75 minutes? It gave us ample time to discover who this new Doctor was and see how everyone else was affected, and then there was still more than enough time for the Doctor to develop and show us the new him and there was time for a decent, well-developed plot.

THE DIRECTING

Okay, Ben Wheatley's directing. In one word: sublime. He brought life to every shot, made a simple shot feel cinematic, used the perfect angles to show us everything that we needed to see or the minimal amount to allow us to theorise. He made good use of the location, showed us the horror of the Droids, and I think the scenes in the Droid's 'chamber' were among the best directed of the whole show. He's now my joint first favourite director with Nick Hurran - I can't wait for the next episode.

THE OTHER STUFF

1. I LOVE (and that is a big "LOVE") the new opening titles. The focus on time instead of space is a great idea, and it looks beautiful.

2. Murray Gold, I could kiss you. Will he ever run out of ideas?

3. The TARDIS looks awesome. I do like it!

4. This episode had some of the show's best quotes, mainly from Capaldi. Say what you like about Moffat, but you have to admit, he can write some stunning dialogue.

5. References, references all around! I love references! Handles, the SS Madame de Pompadour, Caecilius, Brian Miller, and, of course, the wonderful Matt Smith, to name a few.

6. While I loved Matt's era, I'm glad we've lost the silliness and craziness. It's time for a change, and this episode, in my opinion, showed exactly what we need more of.

FAVOURITE SCENES

4. The rooftop Doctor/dino conversation - "My time machine got stuck in your throat and I brought you along by accident, but that is how I mostly meet girls." Need I say more?

3. The Doctor and the homeless man - Not only was it brilliant to see a cameo by Brian Miller (the husband of the wonderful Elisabeth Sladen), I loved seeing the Doctor questioning and basically dissing his new face in a scene that was much more reminiscent of the classic series than the new series.

2. The phone call - This was a stroke of genius. The man next to Clara was calling her from a different planet, reassuring her that she knew him next to her. It was a beautiful moment as Clara's Doctor said goodbye, only then to be followed by a hug between Clara and Clara's Doctor. "Is he grey?" Loved it.

1. The restaurant scene - What a scene! Nothing much happened to start with, but it was the first friendly interaction between Clara and Twelve and I couldn't help but grin as Capaldi became the Doctor. And then it turned into a picture of fear, as the line "they're not breathing" was whispered. Oh my giddy aunt.

TO CONCLUDE...

I loved it. It was everything I wanted. In my opinion, the plot was awesome, it was dark, it was well-paced, it was fresh, it was tense, it was spooky, it was funny, the directing was brilliant, the acting was of the highest-possible quality, it looked back to the past, it set up things for the future, it had an epic scale and it was wonderful. I now love the Paternoster Gang (Strax included), and I hope to see more of them in the future. And as for Capaldi and Jenna... I can't wait for this TARDIS team! Jenna was brilliant - possibly at her best. And Capaldi is THE Doctor. I can't say he's my favourite Doctor ever as there's been only one episode. But he's already in my top 5, and I don't doubt that he'll become my number 1. If the series carries on like this, I'll be in heaven...









5 days, 10 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath

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I've got it - it's Michael Grade!

6 days, 12 hours ago on Moffat Teases “Major Foe” For Series 8

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@I've had an Accident Picture 5: "I'm sure Big Ben's around here somewhere..."

6 days, 12 hours ago on Doctor Who Crash Lands in Parliament Square

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@I've had an Accident Picture 2: "Jenna, hide! It's an army of hyper Doctor Who fans!"

6 days, 12 hours ago on Doctor Who Crash Lands in Parliament Square

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"So you've got a whole room for not being awake in? Well what's the point? You're just missing the room!" - Okay... that's a pretty good point!


"Don't look in that mirror, it's absolutely furious!" - And already we have some classic quotes from Capaldi! This is going to be brilliant!

6 days, 12 hours ago on Deep Breath Clip

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I forgot the miming scene! And the "I'm waving at fat" scene!

1 week ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Partners in Crime

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So far:

1. Rose - 36.5/40

2. Partners in Crime - 34.5/40

3. Smith and Jones - 34/40

4. New Earth - 30.5/40

1 week ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Partners in Crime

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This, as said in the article, is a fun romp. It's not some action movie or thriller, it's not meant to be a blockbuster; it's a thoughtful, funny, entertaining, character-driven 45 minutes of Doctor Who-ness. My favourite scene would be either: when Stacey dissolves into Adipose; Donna's conversation with Wilf; Wilf waving the Doctor and Donna off. This episode always puts a smile on my facè, and that's why I love it.

Episode Rating: 9/10

Effectiveness as an Opener Rating: 9/10

Monster Rating: 6.5/10

Character Rating: 10/10

Total Score: 34.5/40

1 week ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Partners in Crime

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@LewisR_94 I reckon we did. I hope we did!

5 days, 10 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath

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Episode Rating: 8.5/10

Effectiveness as an Opener Rating: 9/10

Monster Rating: 9/10

Character Rating: 7.5/10

Total Score: 34/40

1 week ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Smith & Jones

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@TardisBoy It would tie in with my two ideas!

1. Missy is the Woman in the Shop.

2. Clara is the Woman in the Shop.

5 days, 11 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath

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@FanSince1970 How about the Rani?

5 days, 11 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath

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@TardisBoy My thoughts exactly.

5 days, 11 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath

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@Sonic_Tardis Brian Miller, Lis Sladen's husband :)

5 days, 11 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath

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Great article PK-S, hope you enjoy the episode!


5 days, 13 hours ago on Anticipating Breath, Dalek, Robots, Listen, Heist & Caretaker

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All over the world, Whovians go to the toilet, shush fellow family members, squeal like a 10-year-old girl and take a Deep Breath...

I just want to say, I hope everyone (myself included!) enjoys the episode - try not to explode or spontaneously combust - and see you all afterwards! A new era of Doctor Who is about to begin...

5 days, 13 hours ago on Series Openers… By the Numbers

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When I first hear the theme tune I am actually going to wet myself!


5 days, 16 hours ago on Series 8: Today Teaser

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I must watch Spearhead from Space again sometime, I haven't seen it for years. I also need to listen to The Power of the Daleks, it sounds brilliant (literally, I suppose!).



5 days, 16 hours ago on Top Post-Regeneration Stories (5-1)

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1. The Eleventh Hour

2. Rose

3. Castrovalva

4. Spearhead from Space

5. The Christmas Invasion

6. The TV Movie

7. An Unearthly Child (if it was only the first part it'd be much higher)

8. Robot


5 days, 16 hours ago on Top Post-Regeneration Stories (5-1)

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Good things come to those who wait; your patience will have its reward.

Whovians wait for months and months (sometimes years), and we get such a amazing reward every time. I am in no doubt that today will be no different.


5 days, 17 hours ago on Series 8: Today Teaser

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I'm so excited! And I've got a countdown bug - I can't stop saying how long we have left to wait! I remember when it was just under 8 months, now its 4 hours and 47 minutes!



5 days, 18 hours ago on Series 8: Today Teaser

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That trailer looks beautiful (especially in 1080p).

5 days, 18 hours ago on Series 8: Today Teaser

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@Silence63 That's what I got.

5 days, 22 hours ago on Deep Breath 12 Hints & Teasers

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@TheRiddlingTimetraveller Wow, you're good! Well done there!

5 days, 22 hours ago on Deep Breath 12 Hints & Teasers

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This just sounds like my ideal episode! I can't wait!


6 days, 11 hours ago on Deep Breath Spoiler-Free Review

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@Sonic_Tardis That's not a bad idea. And it would tie in with "We’re going to see what haunts the Doctor…", as Sutekh mentally tortured the Doctor.



6 days, 11 hours ago on Moffat Teases “Major Foe” For Series 8

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I thought he was Pete Townshend from The Who!

3 days, 6 hours ago on Into the Dalek Promo Pics

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They conquered Teletubbyland, mutated into terrifying, living, toddler-like toys with televisions in their stomachs and lived happily ever after eating Tubby Toast ;)

3 days, 6 hours ago on Into the Dalek Promo Pics

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It'd be great to see what each colour of Dalek actually does *cough*Eternal*cough*. I bet then they'd go down really well.

3 days, 6 hours ago on Into the Dalek Promo Pics

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So she can she can see what everyone's doing - she's a control freak :)

3 days, 6 hours ago on Into the Dalek Promo Pics

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I hope they'll just get a cameo in Series 9 and then come back in the Series 10 finale or something. Then that'd be an epic episode that'd get us all screaming "THE DALEKS ARE BACK!!!" as opposed to another "oh look the Daleks are back. Again".

3 days, 6 hours ago on Into the Dalek Promo Pics

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*guy drops Dalek toy and stamps on it a bit*

"There we go, £6.99 please!"

3 days, 6 hours ago on Into the Dalek Promo Pics

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The fourth picture looks promising - if the Daleks don't exterminate someone in this scene I'll eat my avatar.

3 days, 6 hours ago on Into the Dalek Promo Pics

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I've got a feeling Clara's looking at me...

3 days, 6 hours ago on Into the Dalek Promo Pics

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@Antee991166 Dammit, I need this magazine desperately! I'll probably get it tomorrow.


I reckon it'll be slightly unsettling to see the Doctor actually helping and showing compassion towards a Dalek! I can't wait!

3 days, 8 hours ago on Into the Dalek Promo Pics

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One day there will be a picture in which Jenna doesn't look stunning. Today isn't that day.

3 days, 8 hours ago on Into the Dalek Promo Pics

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