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@Calebxy @Antee991166  I suppose the Series 8 arc is more obvious than a simple phrase being uttered every few episodes, but compared to Series 3 & 4 where there were constant subtle hints and the characters having a vague idea of something being up, I think it is slightly less obvious than that.

8 hours, 46 minutes ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review

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@TardisBoy  I am curious as to what The Doctor has been doing in between his trips with Clara...

8 hours, 49 minutes ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review

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@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @Antee991166  It definitely makes things more exciting! Its like Series 3, lots of little clues for the audience to pick up on but  that the main characters are more or less oblivious to it. I'll be very curious to see The Doctor's and Clara's reaction to Missy.

8 hours, 51 minutes ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review

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@Qbrain @Antee991166  I don't mind long, complicated arcs in principle so long as they work, which I didn't feel Series 6's did. It would definitely be an interesting surprise if there was some connection between all the episodes that we didn't see.

8 hours, 53 minutes ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review

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@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @Antee991166  I see it this way. The Doctor was fully aware of the "impossible girl" mystery, whereas this series The Doctor and Clara have been oblivious to the machinations of Missy, so it feels like they've just been travelling, as opposed to Series 7 where The Doctor was on a mission to unravel the mysteries of Clara.  

8 hours, 55 minutes ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review

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I think its fair to say that Series 8 has had the lightest story arc in all of Moffat's tenure and possibly even the whole of New Who. Whether or not that's a good thing is up to the individual whovian, but I think it has made a nice change so that we can purely standalone stories, although I wouldn't mind a heavier arc for Series 9.

9 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review

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I haven't read the Advance Reviews for the previous episodes since I didn't want to have any expectations, but I decided to let myself read up on this one. My expectations for this episode are relatively low, simply because something about it seems a bit...off. I'm hoping for a 7, but I won't be surprised for a 6, but I doubt it will go higher than an 8 for me. As usual we'll have to wait and see, but I'm glad that I'm keeping my expectations down.

9 hours, 14 minutes ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review

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@ Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. @Antee991166 @LGwalchmai95  That's why I don't judge the writers since its a very common trope in media. But like I said, we should not be showing violence against anybody as a viable way of making a point. Clara should have definitely shouted at The Doctor and shown him how he was wrong, but slapping is just crude.

1 day, 7 hours ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”

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@ Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. @Antee991166 @LGwalchmai95  That's the crux of the problem for me. The idea that its fine to hit a man, but not a woman. Obviously the majority of domestic violence is against women and on the whole women come the worse off, but it does still happen to men and that can't be ignored.

1 day, 7 hours ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”

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@ Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. @LGwalchmai95  Let's say if Clara was being incredibly inappropriate, would it be acceptable for The Doctor to slap her?

1 day, 7 hours ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”

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An interesting, alternative look on the "Clara Who" debate. Although, I would quite strongly take with issue with The Doctor being "stupid" for forgetting he wrote listen on a chalkboard. The same could be applied to not making the connection between Orson and Danny Pink. Its not stupidity, its eccentricity. Einstein was obviously a genius, but he often forgot where he lived, but that doesn't make him stupid. Not entirely on topic I know but I thought it was a point worth mentioning.


However, more on topic, you are absolutely right that the whole situation depends on whether you like Clara, as that depends on whether you like her greater role in the show. I think we'll have to wait and see what happens in the finale, I'll be very curious how this debate will change.

1 day, 7 hours ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”

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@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A.  I really want him to return for Series 9, along with Toby Whithouse and Neil Cross.

1 day, 10 hours ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline

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Mummy on the Orient Express, but only by a tiny margin.

1 day, 10 hours ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline

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Personally I loved Flatline and Series 8 is shaping up to be one of my favourite series and Capaldi as one of my favourite Doctors, so its a shame that David hasn't been feeling that. Still, both very well written reviews nonetheless.

1 day, 13 hours ago on 2nd Opinion: Flatline

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@Master Michael Moon  I want to love Listen, but I feel the episode is split into two parts which feel very separate. Its like there was a first and final act but no middle act. What's actually in the episode is great, but it doesn't work very well together for me.

2 days, 8 hours ago on Your Verdict on Mummy & Episode Ranking

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Ahhh, I was hoping it could reach No. 1!  But I guess 2nd place is nothing to be ashamed of. My rankings for this series are:


1. Mummy on the Orient Express-10/10

2. Flatline-9/10

3. Into the Dalek-9/10

4. Deep Breath-8/10

5. The Caretaker-8/10

6. Time Heist-8/10

7. Listen-?/10 (jostling between a 7 & 8 for this one)

8. Robot of Sherwood-7/10

9. Kill the Moon-5/10

2 days, 9 hours ago on Your Verdict on Mummy & Episode Ranking

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@Regenerated Catterson  I can't quite understand The Sontaran Stratagem, The Unquiet Dead or The Masque of Mandragora. They're not bad episodes, but they're hardly amazing.

2 days, 12 hours ago on Watch Death in Heaven Early

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RIP. Definitely one of the best parts of A Trial of a Time Lord.

2 days, 17 hours ago on R.I.P. Lynda Bellingham

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*sigh* One day we'll get a proper Doctor Who game.

2 days, 17 hours ago on The Doctor and the Dalek

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@The Finn  Can't forget Logopolis either!

3 days, 8 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline

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@gunslinger19 @Antee991166 @supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A.  I think Delgado's Master was a little bit like that, although he did still sometimes want to destroy everything for the sake of it. Ainley's Master was a pantomime villain, he gave a good performance but I've never warmed to his Master. Simm's Master was just completely mad, which I guess gave a fresh perspective on him. It would be good to see a Master as you've described though. Fingers crossed for Series 9!

3 days, 8 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline

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@gunslinger19 @supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A.  I completely agree with that, although I think most villains in Doctor Who believe they have some good reason to do what they do. Cybermen believe they are helping people by converting them, Sontarans are so engulfed in war they see they no other way of living, Zygons wanted to conquer Earth because they lost their own world.

3 days, 8 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline

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Great list for a great episode! I personally would add the giant hand attack somewhere, it really freaked me out! Although, once again it was not the sonic that saved the day, The Doctor had already planned to send them back but he needed the TARDIS at full power to do so, the sonic presumably simply activated this plan.

3 days, 9 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Flatline

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Out of interest, I know its still early days, but where would everyone place Capaldi on best to worst Doctor's list? I don't have a definitive list, but I'm pretty sure Capaldi has surpassed Tennant and Smith (sorry guys) and potentially even Eccleston. Up against the likes of Tom Baker and Patrick Troughton, I'm not so sure but its close!

3 days, 12 hours ago on Flatline Review

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@HowieFisher  The finale will be a deciding factor for me, but even if it sucks, the majority of this series has still been brilliant and is definitely in the running for best modern series.

3 days, 12 hours ago on Flatline Review

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@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @ Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A.  She does still feel very disjointed. I thought Clara was "meh" in Series 7, but like many people I've grown to love her in Series 8. So I went back to re-watch Series 7 with a more positive outlook on her character, and even then she felt a bit "off". The only stories where I recognised her as Clara were Neil Cross' scripts and maybe Name of the Doctor.

3 days, 13 hours ago on Flatline Review

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Very good review, and I agree with pretty much all of it! Flatline has taken the place of 2nd best episode of this series, after only Mummy on the Orient Express. If I had to choose at this very moment, I probably would pick Mathieson to be the next showrunner, but I'll refrain from making such a big statement for the moment I think.

3 days, 13 hours ago on Flatline Review

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Okay, after re-watching I'm upgrading my score to a 9. So my ratings for this series are:


1. Mummy on the Orient Express-10/10

2. Flatline-9/10

3. Into the Dalek-9/10

4. Deep Breath-8/10

5. The Caretaker-8/10

6. Time Heist-8/10

7. Listen-?/10 (jostling between a 7 & 8 for this one)

8. Robot of Sherwood-7/10

9. Kill the Moon-5/10

3 days, 16 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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@supermoff, member of C.L.A.R.A.  To be honest the part that freaked me the most out was the hand grabbing that man. I literally fell off my sofa!

4 days, 6 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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@Clara Bosswald is the Doctor.  It was quite cruel, but it was a brilliant quote!

4 days, 8 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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@Oliver J. "cool"  It confirms that they must be villains!

4 days, 8 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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@The Administrator  I'm guessing you haven't enjoyed Series 8 that much?  : p

4 days, 8 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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@supermoff, member of C.L.A.R.A. @Antee991166  I suppose it could be the editing, but I'm not too bothered about special effects, I guess I was just hoping for a landscape shot of London full of trees, but that will probably happen in the actual episode itself. As for child actors, I feel most of them on the show have been "ok", with a fair few being bad and some being pretty good. Caitlin Blackwood playing Amelia Pond was probably the best. The children in the trailer were okay, but I'm cautious of what 45 minutes with them will be like.

4 days, 8 hours ago on Next Time: In the Forest of the Night

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Have to confess this looks a little...cheap. I'm sorry but a lot of the CGI and effects didn't look that good to me. Plus, I hate to say it again, but child actors put me on edge because they vary so much in quality. I'll keep an open mind, but I'm avoiding getting too excited about this. Although, Frank Cotrell Boyce is a very good writer, so hopefully the story will still be good.

4 days, 8 hours ago on Next Time: In the Forest of the Night

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I'm leaning on an 8/10. Not as good as Mummy on the Orient Express, but still very good! Mathieson, I demand you return for Series 9!

4 days, 8 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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@The Lazy Cat is Watching Some Clara Who  Wasn't there meant to be something about the TARDIS not liking her? We haven't really seen that this series, they seem to get on quite well.

5 days, 8 hours ago on ‘Doctor Who’ or ‘Clara Who?’

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Very well written article. I think the main reason "Clara Who" has become a thing is whether or not you like Clara. Personally, I and many others on this site do love her so her increased role in this series has been a positive one. However, if you don't like Clara (which is a perfectly fine opinion to have) then her increased role is going to effect your enjoyment of the show. I struggle with Series 2 because Rose has a large part in it and I don't like Rose (she's alright in Series 1). However, for people who love Rose Series 2 is going to be absolutely brilliant.


Hopefully the issues of whether Clara has too great a role will be resolved at the end of this series. One thing I do know, that is if Clara does die, then Clara fans will be weeping, and Clara haters will be cheering. It will definitely be interesting.

5 days, 9 hours ago on ‘Doctor Who’ or ‘Clara Who?’

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Some really good extra features here. How come its only Doctor Who DVD's that bother to even have special features anymore? This will probably be the first series I buy from almost the beginning. I only got round to buying Series 6 & 7 this September!

5 days, 14 hours ago on The Complete Eighth Series DVD Extras

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Wow, that 2nd clip is amazing!

5 days, 14 hours ago on Flatline Clip

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Very good article, but I'm surprised probably the most famous art-focused episode is not on this list. In the City of Death, not only do The Doctor and Romana go and see the Mona Lisa, but it also plays a large part in the plot and the episode looks at the idea of what makes art valuable. Plus who can forget this dialogue exchange between The Doctor and Romana while looking at the Mona Lisa:


Romana: Why hasn't she got any eyebrows?

Doctor: What? Is that all you can say "no eyebrows"?! We're talking about the Mona Lisa... Good heavens your right she hasn't got any eyebrows!

6 days, 7 hours ago on The Girl Who Painted: Artistic Themes in Doctor Who

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@Aztecs, Daleks and Cavemen  I kind of agree. The Heaven arc has really intrigued me, but Missy herself hasn't felt vey original or interesting. She's just too similar to Kovarian and Tasha Lem, the former was pretty good, the latter pretty boring.

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

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One thing I have come to respect about Moffat this year, is admitting the flaws in his writing. Admitting that the Cybermen haven't been treated that well in the last few years is the first step towards a great comeback for them!

6 days, 13 hours ago on Details on Episodes 9-12 of Series 8

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@The Lazy Cat is Watching Some Clara Who  I'm saying 6. I think there has been too much foreshadowing of something terrible happening for it to be that simple. On the other hand, Moffat did say he doesn't kill enough people in his fiction...

6 days, 13 hours ago on Details on Episodes 9-12 of Series 8

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@supermoff is now in 2D! @Antee991166  That's a good point. The Girl Who Waited had the exact right balance between The Doctor and his companions, so hopefully this will be replicated here. Hopefully it'll be just as good if not better than The Girl Who Waited!

1 week ago on Flatline Clip

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Firstly, the CGI works perfectly again. Secondly, really glad an answer has been given about how much the TARDIS weighs, that's been a canon nightmare. Thirdly, it seems that The Doctor won't be completely absent in the episode, instead Clara will just have a prominent role. I think this is fair since it means that Clara fans will be satisfied and non-Clara fans won't be completely put off. And fourthly, this episode looks incredibly original and interesting!

1 week ago on Flatline Clip

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Plus, as I've said before I'd much rather have a classic companion return. We last saw Rose only 6 years ago if you don't count The End of Time and Billie Piper came back less than a year ago. Whereas most classic companions haven't returned in over 20 years and there is less chance of them returning all the time since they aren't getting younger.

1 week ago on Piper Praises Capaldi, Unsure on Another Return

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The only time I think I'd accept her returning would be for the 60th anniversary. Any other time I think would be a bit silly, since she has come back so many times!

1 week ago on Piper Praises Capaldi, Unsure on Another Return

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Two very interesting reviews! I can sort of see what David is saying about the missed opportunities of The Doctor's and Clara's relationship, but I'm pretty certain we haven't heard the last of it. Let's not forget that Clara is now lying to The Doctor and Danny and that another clash between them will almost certainly not end well.

1 week, 1 day ago on 2nd Opinion: Mummy on the Orient Express

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@Gustaff @The Finn  This is why I need to listen to more Big Finish!

1 week, 1 day ago on Who Tunes: Ranking the Lyrical Songs of Doctor Who

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