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Well done James Mathieson - two of the best episodes of the series, the two highest AIs so far, and a lot of Whovians demanding your return!

PS - PLEASE RETURN!

1 day ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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R.I.P Lynda, one of the best parts of one of my favourite series of Doctor Who :(

1 day ago on R.I.P. Lynda Bellingham

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I believe it was filmed at a place in north Wales called Portmeirion (went there in April, it's really nice), which is also where "The Masque of Mandragora" was filmed.

23 hours, 10 minutes ago on Watch Death in Heaven Early

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Bit annoying to see a dip for such a great episode, but I imagine the final figures will sort it all out. I predict an AI of 84, although I'd definitely give it higher!

2 days, 5 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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I LOVE the cover, but I've already pre-ordered the limited edition one from BBC Shop. Can't wait to do a Series 8 marathon!

3 days, 20 hours ago on The Complete Eighth Series DVD Extras

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What does 3W mean?! And how is Missy/Heavan linked to the Cybermen? Aaarrgghhh! I WANT THE FINALE NOW!

4 days, 23 hours ago on Dark Water Official Synopsis

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"Death as depicted in the finale is “shocking, uncompromising, gruesome and surprisingly grown up”"

Loving the sound of that!

"Moffat felt he had started to turn the Cybermen into a bit of a joke at times, so “I wanted to do a proper scary one.”"

*does inner squeal and starts praising Moffat*

4 days, 23 hours ago on Details on Episodes 9-12 of Series 8

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I was pleasantly surprised at the synopsis for ITFOTN. I love that poem!

4 days, 23 hours ago on Details on Episodes 9-12 of Series 8

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I say 7. I think she'll actually stay on for Series 9, but then again I think the arguments between her and the Doctor could have been a foreshadowing of them splitting up/being split up. And I can't help but think something bad's going to happen to Danny. But then I doubt Clara would continue travelling with the Doctor if something did.

I think my mind just broke.

4 days, 23 hours ago on Details on Episodes 9-12 of Series 8

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They're too much like robots for me. I love the classic Cybermen (especially the 80s ones), as they were intelligent, tactical, manipulative, unpredictable, menacing etc. Now they're just loud, speechless, invincible, Iron Man-like robots who seem to have no motive. I hope Steven Moffat will make them as good as they can be and redeem them.

4 days, 18 hours ago on Dark Water Official Synopsis

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He has been superb this year. Either him or Ben Wheatley for my favourite director this year, and I think I'm leaning more towards Mackinnon. Like you said, he can do as many eps as he likes IMO!

5 days, 16 hours ago on Flatline Advance Review

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I think this'll be quitea contrasting episode, with moments of comedy and moments of horror. Can't wait to see Clara investigating on her own, and I love James Mathieson for coming up with the idea of a 2D monster. I can't wait for Saturday!

Oh, and that is some amazing CGI!

5 days, 19 hours ago on Flatline Clip

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5. Song For Ten - I've loved it ever since I first heard it - there's something so majestic and uplifting about it, and it's the cherry on the top for a brilliant episode.

4. Song of Captivity/Song of Freedom - Just beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Nuff said.

3. Abigail's Song / Don't Stop Me Now - I'm not cheating (well, I am a little bit), it's too hard to separate these. I love the lyrics in both. Abigail's Song is beautiful and haunting (and great to listen to if you're walking alone), whilst Don't Stop Me Now has always been one of my favourite songs and was adapted and sung brilliantly. And, weirdly, I've always thought about Doctor Who when I listen to it, so I was pleasantly surprised to hear it in Saturday's episode!

2. Doctorin' the TARDIS - No, I'm actually not joking! It's not a brilliant song, and strictly speaking it shouldn't really be with these others, but the reason it's at number 4 is because it brings back happy memories of when I was 8 and had a brilliant Whovian friend in my primary school. I remember there was one day when we won this Doctor Who quiz thing in Bristol, and then we were presented with our prizes by Nick Briggs and afterwards we met the wonderful Lis Sladen and got to spend about 5 minutes with her before her signing. It was phenomenal, and then we listened to this song in the car on the way home.

1. The Long Song - Again, this is a really beautiful song, and it fits perfectly to the scene. It's actually the most played song on my iTunes; bearing in mind the Series 7 Soundtrack came out just over a year ago, it's had 300 plays. Emilia Jones is fantastic, the score is powerful and moving and triumphant, and as Connor points out, the best thing about the song is its motivation. Easily my number 1.

Fantastic article Connor, I absolutely loved it!

6 days, 20 hours ago on Who Tunes: Ranking the Lyrical Songs of Doctor Who

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Not only is that a great AI for an equally great episode, I actually predicted it right for once!

1 week ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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I predict an 85 for the AI score.

1 week, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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When will the L+7 figures for Into the Dalek and the following episodes be released? They're the ones I really want to know.

1 week, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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I've only seen about 1 second of In the Forest of the Night and it already looks amazing!

1 week, 2 days ago on Foxes ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ Full Song (Featuring New Series 8 Clips)

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This is why new writers are so good. We get stuff that is so unique.

1 week, 2 days ago on Next Time: Flatline

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Can we have a Moffat/Mathieson writing team for Series 9 please?!

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

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"There's only one thing wrong with the Orient Express in real life - it's not in space. We've finally fixed that."

How can anyone not love Moffat?!

1 week, 4 days ago on Mummy on the Orient Express Clip & Intro

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Ooh, nice poll DWTV! I'm not actually sure!

1 week, 6 days ago on Kill the Moon: Clara or the Doctor?

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Okay, my order now goes:

1. Listen

2. Deep Breath

3. Kill the Moon

4. Time Heist

5. The Caretaker

6. Into the Dalek

7. Robot of Sherwood

2 weeks ago on Your Verdict on The Caretaker & Episode Ranking

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Cardiff's only about an hour and a half from where I live, so I'll definitely try and go to this!

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Experience “Gallifrey” Teaser Video

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I'm not saying it'll be bad - in fact I think it'll be one of my favourites. And as for my dream (another of which I had last night), I think it was this episode that caused it because I don't often have nightmares about spiders, I just really freak out when I see them.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Poll: Your Most Anticipated Series 8 Story (Eps 7-12)

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That's tonight's nightmare sorted out!

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Kill the Moon Advance Review

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SERIES RATINGS:

1. Series 1

2. Series 8

3. Series 7

4. Series 2

5. Series 3

6. Series 5

7. Series 4

8. Series 6

EPISODE RATINGS (after re-watching all 6 this week):

1. Listen

2. Deep Breath

3. Into the Dalek

4. The Caretaker

5. Time Heist

6. Robot of Sherwood (but it's by far the funniest!)

DIRECTORS:

1. Ben Wheatley

2. Douglas Mackinnon

3. Paul Murphy

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Thoughts on Series 8 at the Halfway Point

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Don't we all...

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Mission Impossible: Clara Oswald in Review – Part 2

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Thanks! I just thought of the possibility of a Vignere cipher or something but didn't know what passphrase to use!

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Kill the Moon – 12 Hints & Teasers

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No luck :(

ROT13 changes it to VOBVZFBMCA, whille Atbash changes it to RYLRNHLAKMM

I'm trying to have a go at the first two, but I've no idea what to do. I've tried Hex, but no luck, and I've tried most of the simpler ciphers (although, as expected, they didn't get me anywhere). Any ideas?

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Kill the Moon – 12 Hints & Teasers

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Brilliant article PKS, I always love your stuff! I really can't wait for the rest of this series, and I think it will ensure that all of the current Series 8/Capaldi/Coleman/Moffat haters won't be haters by the end. All 6 of these episodes could quite easily become classics.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Anticipating Moon, Mummy, Flatline, Forest, Water & Heaven

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I've been trying the codes for 2 hours now, and I have no idea what to do. They seem to get harder every week! I'll keep trying because I don't like not succeeding, but if anyone has any ideas on how to do 1 and 2 especially, I'd be really grateful!

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Kill the Moon – 12 Hints & Teasers

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Whenever I say "I was on the edge of my seat" in the future, I don't mean it as much I mean it for this episode!

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon

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... Was fantastic! ;)

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon

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@TheAmazingSkyFaller™ I don't think so - she's mentioned in the synopsis for Mummy on the Orient Express. But I think this is the beginning of the end.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon

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That was stunning. Peter Harness, you are amazing.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon

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So this was the beginning of the end for 12 and Clara it seems. And in the words of Eleven, I think it's gonna be a whopper.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon

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The eyes of that thing actually scare me to death. And I'll probably die in 66 seconds now. Goodbye everyone.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Next Time: Mummy on the Orient Express

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THAT IS THE MOST TERRIFYING-LOOKING DOCTOR WHO MONSTER EVER OH MY RASSILON THAT IS ******* MENTAL

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Next Time: Mummy on the Orient Express

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@supermoff is on the Orient Express...in space! That was a phenomenal scene, and it was definitely the best acting I've seen from the two yet (and that is saying something).

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon

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That was both Capaldi's and Jenna's best performance. Flawless acting from the both of them, flawless script, flawless directing and the best episode this series. 1.3 billion/10

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon

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That scene with Clara and Danny at the end was actually fantastic. And that scene with Clara and the Doctor... I have never seen better acting from Jenna (which is really saying something), and the script was stunning there. I'm just... wow.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon

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DWTV, I can see why you gave it 10/10 now!

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon

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If I saw that Mummy coming towards me I'd die of fright in about 0.66 seconds!

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Next Time: Mummy on the Orient Express

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DWTV, those are some cracking codes (pun intended)! I've been trying for hours and haven't got anywhere.

I have been defeated...



2 weeks, 2 days ago on Kill the Moon – 12 Hints & Teasers

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The Caretaker, just. And after re-watching all of Gareth Roberts' episodes, my order of the rest of them has changed too:

1. The Caretaker



2. The Shakespeare Code

3. The Unicorn and the Wasp


4. The Lodger

5. Closing Time

6. Planet of the Dead

The trouble is he's such a good writer and all of his episodes are of such a high-quality. I mean, I give Planet of the Dead an 8/10!


2 weeks, 4 days ago on Face-Off: Gareth Roberts’ Episodes

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Jeez, that took me ages!

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Face-Off: Gareth Roberts’ Episodes

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It is really underrated. If you can look past the Cybermen being blown up by love (which isn't actually as ridiculous as many people make out) then it's quite easily one of the highlights of my least favourite series. The Cybermats were creepy and well-used, the plot was simple enough for the kind of episode it was but it was still engaging, the supporting characters were fantastic (looking at you Val), there were some beautiful scenes in there ("do you still feel safe with me?", "my time is running out", "save the tears for later", seeing Amy and Rory), there was loads of hilarious comedy ("don't have a go at me just 'cause I don't know the names", "BAKING TRAY CRAIG!", "Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All"), and Smith and Corden are one of the best pairings ever seen on TV. They just bounce off each other and the friendship between the two comes across clearly on screen. And the final scene... wow!

It was actually after this episode that I finally joined this site, just so that I could talk about it!

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Face-Off: Gareth Roberts’ Episodes

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I find it weird that I never think of Gareth Roberts as one of the best Who writers, but there isn't a single episode of his that I don't love. He is a really great, really funny and really consistent writer!

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Face-Off: Gareth Roberts’ Episodes

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TUATW has one of my favourite Doctor Who scenes of all time in it:

"Ginger beer! I need ginger beer!"





...

"I'm an expert in poisons, Doctor. There's no cure! It's fatal!"

"Not for me! I can stimulate the inhibited enzymes into reversal... Protein! I need protein!"


"Walnuts?"

"Brilliant!"



...

"I can't understand you! How many words? One! One word! Shake, milk shake, milk? Milk? No, not milk? Hm, shake shake shake... Cocktail shaker! What do you want, a Harvey Wallbanger?



"Harvey Wallbanger?!"

"Well, I don't know!"

"
How is Harvey Wallbanger one word?!"

"What do you need, Doctor?"

"Salt, I was miming salt! Salt! I need something salty!"

"What about this?"

"What is it?"

"Salt!"

"That's too salty!"

"Oh, that's too salty!"


"What about this?"


"What's that?"

"Anchovies!"


...


"What is it? What else? It's a song? Mammy? Um, I don't know, Camptown Races?"

"Camptown Races?!"

"All right then, Towering Inferno!"

"It's a shock! Look! Shock! I need a shock!"

"Right then. Big shock, coming up!"

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Face-Off: Gareth Roberts’ Episodes

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So this is Fear Her but done properly?

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Flatline Official Synopsis

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