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1 day ago on Next Time: The Caretaker

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That was a lot better than I was expecting! Definitely Thompson's best script yet. It felt a bit rushed and did get a little confusing as a result, but overall it was an enjoyable, visually-breathtaking, mad roller coaster ride. Top notch performances from the main five (Twelve/Clara is now my favourite TARDIS team), really, really clever twist at the end that I did not see coming, brilliant directing, brilliant music, and an episode that left me with a smile on my face. Oh, and the Teller was freakin' awesome! A solid 8/10. Series 8 continues to amaze me!

1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist

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Listen - 10/10

Into the Dalek - 9/10

Deep Breath - 9/10

Time Heist - 8/10

Robot of Sherwood - 8/10

If this series continues with such top-quality episodes (and let's face it, they'll probably only get better and better) then this'll be my favourite series of all time. Definitely the strongest start to any series to date.

1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist

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I can tell that the Teller's going be a popular monster. The comments so far are very telling of this truth-telling fact.

2 days, 2 hours ago on Time Heist Clips & Introduction

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This is giving me an 'Apollo 18' vibe. As an arachnophobic that film gave me nightmares, and I don't doubt this'll do the same.

2 days, 21 hours ago on Kill The Moon BBC Synopsis

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Blisten.

3 days, 1 hour ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen

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NO, NO, THIS IS NOT FAIR! DWTV, WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS?!

3 days, 2 hours ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen

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Blink was slightly scarier, featured some of the best monsters ever and made us fall in love with timey-wimeyness...

BUT


Listen was a slightly more well-crafted story that was also very spooky and was a very beautiful story that was more psychological.

Which to choose?


3 days, 2 hours ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen

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Actually, it wasn't that hard thanks to something I started earlier this month. I began rating every New Who episode from best to worst (I'll add classics in afterwards), and I'm getting close to finishing it.

But get this: Blink was at no. 3. Then Listen aired, and now that's at no. 3 (and that's not just because it aired recently, the others from this series are scattered throughout the top 40).

Listen wins my vote, by about 0.0000000001 of a mark.


3 days, 1 hour ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen

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I was genuinely expecting Blink to be the favourite here, but I'm glad to see so much love for Listen! From the comments so far it looks like it'll win this!

3 days, 1 hour ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen

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I think that somehow it's all going to tie in with the woman in the shop. I think she knows the effects and influences Clara will have on the Doctor and needs to make sure that the Doctor's actions as a result do happen.

Though no matter what happens, I think that Clara will go down as one of the most loved, most influential and brilliant companions of the entire show.

3 days, 22 hours ago on Open Discussion: Is There More to Clara Than We Think?

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Those last two sound phenomenal. "Hinchcliffe the **** out of it"? YES MOFFAT! YES YES YES! And the Mummy was deemed too scary by the BBC and the episode has loads of deaths? YEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is more like it - this is what I was hoping for from this series.

4 days, 2 hours ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8

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Eps 5 and 6 sound like fun, enjoyable episodes like we normally get. Eps 7 & 8 sound like series-changing, dramatic, terrifying blockbuster episodes. In short, I can't wait for these four!

4 days, 2 hours ago on Tantalising Details on Episodes 5-8 of Series 8

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"I've never seen the Doctor do this before."

Whaa? The only idea I can come up with is that he kills someone/lets someone die. And if Clara is left with a massive dilemma/in shock, I reckon Courtney ain't makin it to the end of this episode...

4 days, 2 hours ago on DWM: Things will never be the same again after Kill the Moon

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I wonder where Listen will come...?

6 days ago on Your Verdict on Robot of Sherwood

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The design of the Teller is phenomenal, one of the best in ages. Although he's not someone I'd like to meet eye-to-eye, literally...

5 days, 4 hours ago on Time Heist Promo Pics

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@dills18 That's Mummy on the Orient Express (episode 8) I think, along with Frank Skinner.

5 days, 2 hours ago on Time Heist Promo Pics

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@The Lazy Cat Is Baffled By Clara Oswald She looks great in that suit.

5 days, 2 hours ago on Time Heist Promo Pics

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Stunning review Clint, you're a really talented and really great reviewer! The depth this review goes into is fantastic, and it's highlighted things such as actions, music and reasons (for certain lines or camera techniques etc) that I haven't noticed after 6 re-watches!

This episode is climbing higher and higher up my favourites list, and this review helps us all to appreciate every little fantastic detail. Also, I completely agree with the last few paragraphs about the ending scenes, and I think Clara's speech to the young Doctor is my favourite Who scene of all time. Mr Moff certainly produced one of his best ever episodes here, and well done to him!

5 days, 3 hours ago on Listen Review

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I was waiting for this article, and it's brilliantly perfect and damn right! Doctor Who is in no danger whatsoever. When an episode got 3.8 million viewers in the late-80s, that was all it was going to get. When an episode now gets 4.8 million overnight (despite the hundreds of other popular channels now), it still has the views from recordings, iPlayer viewings and worldwide viewings (even though only recordings are taken into account for the final figure) to boost it up to a comfortably high figure. There is nothing to worry about - it's now more popular than ever. So Daily whatever-newspaper-you-are, you can [censored]!

6 days, 5 hours ago on Why The Decline in Overnight Ratings Doesn’t Matter

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It sounds like one of the best episodes ever too!

6 days, 4 hours ago on DWM #478: Dark Side of the Moon

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How can Listen get 82 as an AI score and 9.3/10 on IMDb?

6 days, 3 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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"Was there ever any doubt on what would top the countdown today? This stunning episode culminates to easily one of the best written scenes in Doctor Who history. It’s a sequence that has one instantaneously crying, laughing, grinning and just being struck in a sense of shock and awe watching as Steven Moffat delivers a monologue that caters for all one could ever wish for: Wit, emotion, tributes to the past, material for the future: It’s a continuity dream come true. A moment needs to be put aside to applaud Jenna Coleman – what an actress and what a companion we have in Clara Oswald, her stunning performance throughout the episode reaching its pinnacle in these closing minutes. The marriage of Murray Gold’s breathtaking score, Moffat’s poetry in words, Jenna’s delivery and clips that emphasise the Doctor and Clara’s strengthening friendship, Orson’s farewell and of course the ground-breaking developments in Clara and Danny’s relationship could just make this my favourite scene of all time. Of course the crucial thing that makes this scene so instrumental in the grand narrative of Doctor Who is who it is directed to – a little boy who’s afraid to join the army, a little boy who grows up to be one of the greatest and most terrible men that ever lived, a little boy who grows up to be The Doctor. Yes, Listen is a terrifying episode, but unlike most episodes that send kids running behind the sofa – this scene teaches them that it’s ok to be afraid, that it’s ok to be frightened – because fear makes us stronger. The bravest people are the ones that overcome their fears. It is simply beautiful."

Perfect. 100% perfect. And it's definitely my favourite ever scene!





1 week ago on 12 Great Moments From Listen

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@supermoff is playing Grand Theft Karabraxos... That would be a perfect ending, possibly with the addition of the Doctor turning away with a sad smile on his face.

1 week ago on 12 Great Moments From Listen

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"Destroy me, then. And if you don't, then I'm not going to believe a single threat you make from now on. Of course, if I'm dead, then I can't tell you where the other one went then. You need to keep this place down here a secret, don't you? Never start with your final sanction. You've got nowhere to go but backwards."

"You're not my boss, you're one of my hobbies."

"I'm his carer."

"Do I really not pay you?" / "You couldn't afford me."

"When did you start believing in impossible heroes?" / "Don't you know?"

Clara is just the perfect companion.

1 week, 5 days ago on Mission Impossible: Clara Oswald in Review – Part 1

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I completely agree with that last bit! It's really hard not to get my hopes up, but I honestly believe it will not let me down in the slightest. And, to make it more exciting for me, I'm going to go into the episode having only seen the chilling next time trailer.

I really do believe this is going to be another classic. Or a Moffat Masterpiece if you prefer.

1 week, 6 days ago on Don’t Worry, We’re Listening

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Really happy with the final figure for Into the Dalek, 7.3 million is a darn good rating and shows that Doctor Who is still going strong.

2 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@Master Michael Moon @JackArtaganMackenna I don't like senses anymore...

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Next Time: Listen

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No no no no no no no no THIS LOOKS TOO GOOD! 

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Next Time: Listen

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Okay, I am honestly telling the absolute truth here. I'm 15, and claim to be scared of nothing (apart from exam papers). I heard the Doctor's voice over and it sent the biggest shiver ever down my spine. When I saw the hand under the bed, I might have loudly swore.

This looks genuinely, utterly terrifying, and I think this could be one of my favourite episodes of all time. I don't know if I hate Moffat for terrifying me or love him for terrifying me! MOFFAT, I LATE YOU!

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Next Time: Listen

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@LGwalchmai95 I think my spine ran away!

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Next Time: Listen

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@supermoff is alone. Listen... Best Moffat line(s) ever? I think so!

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Next Time: Listen

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@Two of Hearts Gotta say, that was a very enjoyable first comment to read! Welcome to the awesomest Doctor Who site in the Universe! We're very nice... most of the time :)

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

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Deep Breath - 9/10

Into the Dalek - 10/10

Robot of Sherwood - 7/10

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

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Nah, not for me. I found it a little too cringeworthy. I don't mind the light-heartedness, and I did giggle at several parts, but I just found the humour a little irritating after a while. Also, I was a bit confused by the end.

The acting was the highlight for me - Capaldi is just getting better and better, Jenna was on fine form as usual, Riley was pretty decent and Ben Miller was my favourite part about the episode as a delightfully evil and ruthless Sheriff. Although, some of the Doctor's dialogue was great and the sarcasm from him is just awesome. Another highlight was the final scene between the Doctor and Robin. That had some great dialogue in it, and it was one of the only times in the episode that I felt I could actually connect with Robin. Oh, and I liked the reference to the Promised Land.

To be honest, it's hard to put my finger on what I didn't like. I think, firstly, it would have to be the plot - I didn't really get it as it was pretty fast-paced and I got quite bored. Secondly, the forced/cheesy humour. I don't mind a few laughs, but it just kept on going and Robin's jolliness got on my nerves a bit. Jeez, I sound like the Doctor - I don't like the laughing! Thirdly, the rushed ending left me completely confused. I would really appreciate it if someone could explain to me what the golden arrow did.

Overall it was an okay episode with some great acting and dialogue (oh, and directing), but the forced/cheesy humour and rushed plot spoiled it for me. 7/10



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

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Great article!

I've always loved the legend of Robin Hood, and I remember watching the 2006 BBC series (if you haven't watched it, watch it!). I even went on holiday to Sherwood Forest in Easter 2009 and visited Nottingham Castle and the Major Oak where Robin Hood was said to hide. Personally, I half-believe in the man - I don't believe in the character we have seen on TV and in films, but I do believe that there was an outlaw who lived in the area along with several others. I'm looking forward to seeing how the real/not real question is handled in Doctor Who. See you all after the episode!

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Robin Whood: Meet the Legend

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Agreed - Series 2 was my favourite, although I thought that the final episode was stunning.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Robin Whood: Meet the Legend

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That was a perfect 'in a nutshell'!

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Robot of Sherwood – 12 Hints & Teasers

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Fantastic article as usual Caleb, it was really interesting (especially as I've been studying electrons and atomic structures recently)! If it were ever possible I'd love to be miniaturised - it'd be so cool! Although I wouldn't like to go inside a Dalek.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Into the Dalek

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Sounds pretty much like what I was expecting - a fun romp that's an easy watch and a decent episode, but not a classic. I think Ben Miller's gonna be the highlight of this one for me.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Spoiler-Free Review

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The Doctor becomes a bank robber, it has Alex Drake- sorry, Keeley Hawes in it, and it has a guilt-detecting creature in it! This is going to be amazing. I've said it before and I'll say it again - Guardians of the Galaxy crossed with GTA?


2 weeks, 3 days ago on Time Heist BBC Synopsis

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I can already guess what the best scene will be (I'm psychic): when the Doctor meets the Teller.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Time Heist BBC Synopsis

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@NathanGallifreyUK This one just sounds mental to me! They must have just gone "what's the craziest idea we can come up with?" Although they probably came up with 11 and put them all in one series!

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Time Heist BBC Synopsis

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Okay, I completely understand this and well done to the BBC. I'll be more than happy as long as it doesn't affect the plot/flow of the episode, and I hope it's still released on the DVD.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on BBC Cuts Robot of Sherwood Scene

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Okay, that top picture is weird - I didn't realise how alike they were!

Metaltron and Rusty, the two coolest Daleks ever!

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Face-Off: Dalek vs Into the Dalek

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Can't do it. For the first time ever in a DWTV poll I'm not voting! I love them both too much!

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Face-Off: Dalek vs Into the Dalek

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Aah, Time Heist by Stephen Thompson. Will it be good, or it will it be bad? I think it'll be his best yet, personally. I actually quite like The Curse of the Black Spot, although it's not a classic by any means. And Journey wasn't too bad. It was a fantastic premise that was executed reasonably well (until the disappointing deus ex machina at the end) - the story was just hideously let down by three appalling actors (Van Baalen bros, I'm looking at you) and not a long enough run time to execute all of the ides properly. Both of his previous stories get a 7.5/10 from me. However, Doctor Who is not the only thing Thompson has worked with Moffat on. Sherlock, anyone? I won't talk too much about it as this is a Doctor Who site, but Thompson has written three absolutely outstanding episodes of that - The Blind BankerThe Reichenbach Fall and The Sign of Three. The latter two are in my top 3. I think that now Doctor Who is darker and more adult (like Sherlock, in a way), Thompson will be able to redeem himself and produce a really great episode.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Time Heist BBC Synopsis

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I couldn't choose just 5, so my top 10 historical figures that I would like to see are:

1. Alan Turing

2. Isambard Kingdom Brunel

3. Isaac Newton

4. Henry VIII

5. David Livingstone

6. Napoleon

7. Sigmund Freud

8. Scott of the Antarctic

9. Abraham Lincoln

10. William Henry Fox Talbot


2 weeks, 3 days ago on Why I Love… Celebrity Historicals

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My mind just blew when I saw the Sheriff of Nottingham holding the Sonic Screwdriver.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Pics

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He's going to be one of the highlights of this episode, guarenteed.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Pics

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