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Never heard of him, or the rumour in question. Although I wouldn't be surprised if Moffat stepped down after Series 9.

8 hours, 39 minutes ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours

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@sontaran17 Although there is definitely more positivity about the new title sequence than negativity, not everyone likes the new title sequence. There is definitely some negativity.

1 day, 12 hours ago on Interview: Billy Hanshaw on Series 8′s Title Sequence

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A nice little article. I'll admit, prior to 'Into The Dalek', I was not looking forward to Danny Pink. I felt he was just unnecessary, and was hoping he wouldn't become a companion. On initial broadcast, I was unimpressed with Danny Pink, seeing yet another recurring male character starting off as a complete loser. However after watching 'Into The Dalek' a couple more times, I'm beginning to like him. Of course we've seen him for a total of what? 5 minutes on-screen? I'm interested in seeing what happens when Danny Pink features in an episode, and this article more or less changed my opinion of him. Thank you.

2 days, 4 hours ago on A Study of Pink: Danny Speculation

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Ugh. I was really looking forward to this episode, and even after having watched it 3 times, I am still very disappointed. It was an okay episode, but not one I can imagine myself ever willing watching again. I gave it 4/10




Negative Points:

- I really didn't care whatsoever for any of the soldiers. I found them all boring and unnecessary.

- Murray Gold's score was all over the place during the scene in which the Daleks have boarded the Aristotle. It was all just wrong.

- The camera work was shaky at moments it didn't need to be for simple dialogue scenes. They could have at least used a tripod.

- The extermination effects in this episode weren't as good as they should have been.



Positive Points:

- A Dalek turning on it's fellow Daleks was very interesting and made for interesting results.

- Yet again Jenna gives an incredible performance. I really hope Series 8 isn't her last Series, because she's been spectacular so far.

- Peter Capaldi giving another good performance, doing the best with what he's given.

2 days, 14 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek

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In my opinion, the new title sequence isn't the best, but it's an improvement on the Series 7 titles. To be honest, I'm one of the few on this website that didn't think much to billydakiduk's original title sequence concept when I first saw it months and months ago. Was it creative? Yes. But on the other hand, I found it slightly boring and too different. I don't understand why people like change simply for the sake of change. Changes should only be made when something doesn't work. Thankfully the official BBC version is better than the original concept. However it's still missing a vital part. The time vortex. Every good modern Doctor Who title sequence NEEDS the time vortex. It's an iconic part of the show. If this title sequence contained the time vortex, it would improve my opinion of it tremendously. After watching 'Deep Breath' about 7 times now, I really enjoy this new title sequence, but it still needs improvements. However on the topic of the new theme, I really enjoy it. It is too high pitched in the second half of the opening titles. Not only that, but yet again another theme that is missing the middle eight. I wish they'd go back to how it was in the RTD era with the theme being used for the 'Coming Soon' trailers and the credits. I recently read on a YouTube comment that Murray Gold dislikes the middle eight - is there any truth to that claim?



4 days, 17 hours ago on Examining Series 8′s New Title Sequence

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I'm very glad to read that the Daleks finally actually exterminate people on-screen, evil as that might make me sound. :P

5 days, 7 hours ago on Into the Dalek Spoiler-Free Review

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Although if I were to score them, 'The Eleventh Hour' would get 9/10, while 'Deep Breath' would get 8/10.


5 days, 11 hours ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath

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While both are great episodes, 'The Eleventh Hour' is simply one of Doctor Who's best.

5 days, 11 hours ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath

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He was absolutely brilliant in the role, as were all the other robots. You genuinely felt as though these were actual robots, as opposed to humans dressed up as robots. I was under the impression that we would see him reappear in the series finale, considering he was recovered by The Gatekeeper Of The Nethersphere. I'd love to see him return.

5 days, 16 hours ago on Ferdinando on the Possible Return of Half-Face

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An excellent article. Prior to 'Deep Breath' I loved Clara and she was definitely number two on my list of favourite companions. However after 'Deep Breath', she is now undoubtedly top of my list. Jenna delivered an outstanding performance, to a character that was very well written in this episode. I recently rewatched Series 7 Part 2 after watching 'Deep Breath', and the differences between Clara then and Clara now are astounding! They're almost like two separate characters. I can't wait to see what Clara does next. I really, really, REALLY hope that Jenna stays on at least for Series 9, and preferably a great deal longer.

6 days, 7 hours ago on Deep Breath: The Very Best of Clara Oswald

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@iKingsSGC @DocAsh59 If it is ever released that is.

6 days, 11 hours ago on Doctor Who Officially Invades Minecraft

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I saw this at the cinema, and it was hilarious. Can't wait to see it again in proper quality

6 days, 15 hours ago on Watch the Deep Breath Cinema “Prequel”

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@HopPyleen @ahunter8056 Either way, it was still a robot.

1 week, 1 day ago on Whodunnit? The Fate of the Half-Face Man

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Yes! I don't understand why there is the problem that The Doctor should never kill. For a start, it's a robot, not a living being. Secondly, it had murdered an unknown number of innocent lives, and probably would have murdered more in the future. There is nothing wrong in my opinion with The Doctor destroying those who deserve it.



1 week, 1 day ago on Whodunnit? The Fate of the Half-Face Man

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I agree with all except the 'Heaven' scene. It's an okay scene, but I already don't like the Gatekeeper Of The Nethersphere character. Seems like another Tasha Lem, who I also didn't really like.

1 week, 2 days ago on 12 Great Moments From Deep Breath

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Well it's a similar situation as 'The Time Of The Doctor' (incredibly disappointed it on broadcast, LOVED it on rewatch. With 'Deep Breath, on broadcast I thought it was decent, but disappointing. After a second viewing, I thought it was pretty good. I look forward to watching it for a third time in the next couple of hours.



1 week, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath

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@Handles @ahunter8056 @supermoff Except that the Daleks aren't robots. They are living mutants encased in battle armour. A robot is a robot, and can't suddenly turn itself into a living, thinking being.

1 week, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath

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@supermoff  @ahunter8056 Well I personally don't see the point of the ambiguity. It was a robot, not a living being, who had murdered an unknown number of innocent living beings. There was nothing wrong in my view with The Doctor pushing the robot out of the building to break. They should have made it clear as to what actually happened in my opinion. 

1 week, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath

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Ehh. It was a decent episode, but it could have been a lot better. Quite a few missed opportunities in the writing. I gave it 5/10. Hopefully it improves upon rewatches.



First of all, the T-Rex was severely underused. It should have been a significant part of the plot, and an earlier comment knocked it right on the head when they stated it was there purely just to feature in the trailer.



As I expected, I am disappointed by the new intro. I never liked billydakiduk's original YouTube intro, and the actual intro is practically identical, right down to the severe overuse of clockwork. Incredibly disappointingly, there is no time vortex. To me, it's not a good modern Doctor Who intro without a time vortex. Every modern Doctor Who intro needs the time vortex. The new theme is okay though, and sounds better the more I listen to it. 


However Strax was hilarious, especially in the scene where he brought the TARDIS to Vastra's house. The cinema exclusive upcoming DVD special feature was hilarious as well. 


It was really weak trying to make a connection to 'The Girl In The Fireplace'. These robots looked nothing at all like the Clockwork Droids in the Series 2 episode. There was no clockwork, encased in a glass. They may as well have been a completely different type of robot.


There was no 'I Am The Doctor!' moment in this episode. In 'The Christmas Invasion', we have the scene of the Tenth Doctor waking up, opening the TARDIS doors, and sorting out the Sycorax. In 'The Eleventh Hour', we have the scene of the Eleventh Doctor scolding the Atraxi, warning them of what will happen unless they leave. There was no such scene in this episode. Every new Doctor episode needs such a scene in order to establish said Doctor. The Twelfth Doctor was given no scene in which to shine. The ending was weak. The Doctor somehow convinced the robot to jump out of the building. Not very imaginative, and didn't really make any sense to me. It would have made a lot more sense to me if The Doctor convinced the robot that there was nothing left for it to do, and the robot shut itself down and ended it's core program. 


The pacing was far too slow, and there were not enough exciting scenes.

I completely forgot about the post-episode live streaming of the Q&A in the cinemas, and so walked out before it started. The cinema handled it poorly I felt. At least with the behind the scenes, they gave a reminder that there would be content afterwards. However, after the behind the scenes feature, the lights were switched back on, Doctor Who music played, and an image was put on the screen of The Doctor and Clara. There was no reminder or any indication that there would be more. After walking out and I heard the Q&A, I wasn't too bothered about it, and so decided to not go back in. It would be nice if it would be uploaded on YouTube, which I have a feeling it will.




1 week, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath

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A nice article, I think I agree with the placing.

1 week, 3 days ago on Top Post-Regeneration Stories (11-6)

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Rating – Asylum of the Daleks



  • Episode Rating: 5/10
  • Effectiveness as an Opener: 4/10
  • Monster Rating: 7/10
  • Character Rating: 6/10

Final ratings and conclusion

This gives the episode a total of 32.9/40 and puts us in the position to view our final list to see how the series openers rank up.

  1. Rose: 35/40
  2. The Eleventh Hour33.5/40
  3. The Impossible Astronaut: 31/40
  4. Smith And Jones27/40
  5. New Earth: 22.5/40
  6. Asylum Of The Daleks: 22/40
  7. Partners In Crime15/40

1 week, 3 days ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: The Impossible Astronaut / Asylum of the Daleks

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  The Impossible Astronaut is a really good episode. I wish I could say the same for Asylum Of The Daleks, but I've never really liked that episode. Time for my rankings.


  • Episode Rating9/10
  • Effectiveness as an Opener: 6.5/10
  • Monster Rating: 8.5/10
  • Character Rating: 7/10

This gives 'The Impossible Astronaut' a total score of 31/40 So far this leaves the episode one ‘Leader-board’ looking like this:

  1. Rose: 35/40
  2. The Eleventh Hour33.5/40
  3. The Impossible Astronaut: 31/40
  4. Smith And Jones27/40
  5. New Earth: 22.5/40
  6. Partners in Crime 15/40

1 week, 3 days ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: The Impossible Astronaut / Asylum of the Daleks

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Definitely my second favourite series opener. 'Rose' will always be my favourite, considering it did a near perfect job of launching the show into the 21st century, but 'The Eleventh Hour' did a brilliant job of kickstarting the Moffat era. My scores:

  • Episode Rating9/10
  • Effectiveness as an Opener: 9/10
  • Monster Rating: 7.5/10
  • Character Rating: 8/10

This gives the episode a total score of 33.5/40 So far this leaves the episode one ‘Leader-board’ looking like this:

  1. Rose35/40
  2. The Eleventh Hour: 33.5/40
  3. Smith And Jones27/40
  4. New Earth: 22.5/40
  5. Partners In Crime15/40

1 week, 4 days ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: The Eleventh Hour

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Why couldn't this all happen AFTER the new series has aired? Damn Mirror...


1 week, 4 days ago on Coleman on Exit Rumours: “I don’t want to tell you the truth”

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Without a doubt, this is definitely my least favourite series opener. It's not a terrible episode, but it's not at all exciting. 

  1. Episode Rating4/10
  2. Effectiveness as an Opener: 4/10
  3. Monster Rating: 2/10
  4. Character Rating: 5/10

This gives the episode a total score of 15/40 So far this leaves the Episode One ‘Leader-board’ looking like this:

  1. Rose: 34/40
  2. Smith And Jones27/40
  3. New Earth: 22.5/40
  4. Partners In Crime15/40

1 week, 5 days ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Partners in Crime

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@Planet of the Deaf I agree with this. It's not a problem for regular viewers, but for first-time viewers, the silly moments could lose their interest. Considering it's the first episode of a new series, there would be a considerable amount of first-time viewers, and therefore I think my point stands.

1 week, 6 days ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: New Earth

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I think this opener is equal with New Earth. They're both decent episodes, but nothing spectacular. Now for my scores:


  • Episode Rating6.5/10
  • Effectiveness as an Opener: 6/10
  • Monster Rating: 8.5/10
  • Character Rating: 6/10

This gives the episode a total score of 27/40 So far this leaves the Episode One ‘Leader-board’ looking like this:

  1. Rose: 34/40
  2. Smith And Jones: 27/40
  3. New Earth22.5/40


1 week, 6 days ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Smith & Jones

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Nice.

1 week, 6 days ago on “Doctor Who Extra” Announced

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Whoops, forgot to change the "This gives the episode a total score of ____" part. Where's the edit button got to?

2 weeks ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: New Earth

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It's an okay episode. My biggest problem with it lies with the zombie people. It may sound silly, but I consider them to be too...gruesome looking. Watching this episode makes me feel replused by the sight of them. Not only that, but there is a logic gap concerning them. Considering they were infected with every disease in the universe, why would they want to infect and kill everyone they could get their hands on? They're not evil in any way. Okay, they are lonely after being kept locked up in a cell for an unknown amount of time, and so want to reach out and have contact with people, but surely they would not want to wish their fate on others? They could at least socialise with each other. Now it's time for my ratings:

  • Episode Rating6.5/10
  • Effectiveness as an Opener: 4/10
  • Monster Rating: 5/10
  • Character Rating: 7/10

This gives the episode a total score of 28.4/40.So far this leaves the Episode One ‘Leader-board’ looking like this:

  1. Rose34/40
  2. New Earth22.5/40



2 weeks ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: New Earth

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Yes! Finally for once a guest star I've actually heard of other than Keeley Hawes. Not just that, but he was brilliant in 'The Thick Of It'. I can't wait to see him in Doctor Who.

2 weeks ago on Chris Addison to Guest in Series 8 Finale

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@SephoraNeedSeries8 @ahunter8056 @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd Personally I think it was his love for Amy (well, more so jealously and paranoia as a result of love) that made Rory a loser in Series 5 up until his return in the Pandorica finale. After he returned from the dead, Rory seemed to have lost most of his jealously and paranoia towards The Doctor and he had become brave and heroic.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Rose

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Right, time to do my scores.

  • Episode Rating8.5/10
  • Effectiveness as an Opener: 10/10
  • Monster Rating: 8/10
  • Character Rating: 8.5/10

This gives the episode a total score of 35/40


2 weeks, 1 day ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Rose

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@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd I'd just like to add that I wish we had gotten more episodes with 'badass'  Mickey in. The one that redeemed his character in my eyes was the one in which he left as a full-time companion.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Rose

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@TheNightmareChild sees into your soul! @Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd  @supermoff  @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey I don't understand it either. I'm probably too biased, but I think Rose/Ten was and still is the best TARDIS team. They had great chemistry together, and were just lovely to watch, and the best of friends (and more). Sure Rose got selfish at times, but she's only human after all. We've all got flaws. That's one of the many things I like about Rose, that she was written like a real person, rather than being too perfect. 

2 weeks, 1 day ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Rose

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@ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey @Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd Personally I disagree. Until 'The Age Of Steel', Mickey's character was a total loser. He was hiding emails from his girlfriend, would rather go down to the pub and drink than comfort his girlfriend who had just been in a potentially traumatising situation. Mickey's character was awesome in 'The Age Of Steel', 'Army Of Ghosts' and 'Doomsday, but before that, he was a total loser. A similar situation to Rory in Series 5 before the finale.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Rose

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Ah cool, a nice little series to keep us going until Saturday. Personally I love 'Rose'. Not just because it was the first episode I ever watched of Doctor Who, but it's a very strong episode by itself. There are no flaws whatsoever with it. It's well acted, well written. The only negative is that the effects look dated by now, but in 2005 to an 8 year old they looked fantastic! If you're ever looking to get someone into Doctor Who, 'Rose' is the only episode you'll need. It's perfect in that regard.





2 weeks, 1 day ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Rose

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@DoctarHoo No, it's an entirely continuous run. It's just split up in this poll.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Poll: Your Most Anticipated Series 8 Story (Eps 1-6)

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@Matthewfupp @ahunter8056 @gameguy523 It's not just the lack of acting talent on the part of the guest stars, but they were poorly written. Their subplot was pointless and we had no reason to care, I feel. If we lost the Van Baleen brothers, it would be a decent story. However, the combination of the badly written characters, which were also acted badly ruins the story for me.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Poll: Your Most Anticipated Series 8 Story (Eps 1-6)

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@gameguy523 But then again, didn't Steve Thompson write 'Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS'?

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Poll: Your Most Anticipated Series 8 Story (Eps 1-6)

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Into The Dalek for me. Purely from that one clip showing one of the wittiest lines in the history of....history. Plus it's a Dalek story that looks and sounds very interesting. However Deep Breath is second for me. Not just because it's the start, but it features a dinosaur in London! I wasn't interested in dinosaurs on a spaceship, but dinosaurs in London catches my interest. We also get to see Jenny, Vastra and Strax again.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Poll: Your Most Anticipated Series 8 Story (Eps 1-6)

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Well, we'll just have to wait and see. Hopefully she stays on for at least  Series 9, preferably longer.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?

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@PeterGecko2 If it's a video then upload it to YouTube and email Doctor Who TV with it. I did and my trailer made it onto W&W. Image wise, I'd suggest uploading it to an image sharing site such as Photobucket, and then emailing Doctor Who TV with the link.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Weird and Wonderful

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I don't believe this, but I really hope Jenna doesn't leave at Christmas, and stays on for at least Series 9. She only just joined properly last year.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?

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@Oodkind  @ahunter8056 Ah good, now I have hope for the BBC version. Only 7 days to go now. :)

2 weeks, 3 days ago on The Series 8 Title Sequence

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Well I am now looking forward to see the BBC version, but I still hope the clockwork element is toned down a lot, and there is the time vortex in it. To me, it's not a modern Doctor Who intro without the time vortex.


2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Series 8 Title Sequence

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@The_Eternal_Dalek @ahunter8056 Even so, I doubt Christopher Eccelston has a genuine love for the show, like Peter Capaldi and David Tennant do.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Capaldi Unclear on Series 9 Return

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@DasManiac Also if it was struggling in the ratings, it would only be getting 2-4 million viewers, or less. At least 7 million viewers is great. According to a friend, Game Of Thrones gets around 7 million viewers per episode, and that's one of the biggest shows right now (not that I watch it, but I recognise that it's the recent trend, much like Breaking Bad).

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Capaldi Unclear on Series 9 Return

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@DasManiac Go check the ratings for  'Day' and 'Time' and then tell me it's struggling. Okay those were specials, but they were still Doctor Who episodes. Another thing you have to take into account is that technology is changing. The amount of people who watch programmes on broadcast is falling, and has been rapidly falling for the past few years. Now plenty of people watch on IPlayer, or download episodes online. With the option of being able to watch programmes at the individual's convenience, more and more people are taking that option rather than watching live on broadcast.


2 weeks, 5 days ago on Capaldi Unclear on Series 9 Return

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Of course he's going to stick around for Series 9. Unlike Christopher Eccelston, Peter Capaldi loves the show. He is a really good actor, so I doubt he has done a bad job. Doctor Who isn't exactly struggling in the ratings - quite the opposite. I see no possibility in which the result would be Peter Capaldi not being The Doctor in Series 9.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Capaldi Unclear on Series 9 Return

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