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Couldn't disagree more, in fact series 1 in my view is by far the worst arc. Even at the end of it you're left thinking "what was the point of scattering those words through time?"

Series 5 about nailed it for me, the build up was superb, it didn't interfere with any episodes.

I also don't see the problem with the best bit about a bad episode being the arc? I dislike chibnalls episodes, the hungry earth was never going to be a favourite of mine, but thanks to Rory's demise I left with a very positive tase in my mouth. Your view seems very pessimistic (not odd for Dr who fans I'll admit), no matter how I read your article it sounds like you are complaining that the arcs ELEVATE bad episodes, how is that in any way bad?

Call me a foolish optimist but that strikes me as a good thing.

The danger is when the writer doesnt have a satisfying conclusion. Popular opinion would say series 6 was such a time and I won't argue with the majority.

9 hours, 27 minutes ago on The Trouble with Story Arcs

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@Beasts_a_Snarling is in some... Dark Water..... I'm a huge Moffat fan, I only dislike two of his episodes... that Christmas special is one of them. Oh boy is it

2 days, 18 hours ago on 2nd Opinion: In the Forest of the Night

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John found flatline dull? DULL? Bizarre. Actually, I don't massively like in the forest of the night but dull is most definitely not a word I would select for it either. Ohwell what would the world be if we all agreed. Skaro, that's what.


2 days, 18 hours ago on 2nd Opinion: In the Forest of the Night

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I love the rankings. It's nice to see people appreciating the same episodes as me :) Hopefully means we'll get more of them

4 days, 6 hours ago on Your Verdict on Flatline & Episode Ranking

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@MerieliaZ @no_tweeter It had science so bad I felt certain it's going to cause a whole generation of kids to fail GCSE physics.

6 days, 8 hours ago on Rate & Discuss In the Forest of the Night

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@MerieliaZ @no_tweeter Except Kill the Moon.

6 days, 8 hours ago on Rate & Discuss In the Forest of the Night

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1. Flatline 10/10


2. Listen 10/10



4. Into the Dalek 9/10

3. Mummy on the Orient Express 8.5/10


5. The Caretaker 8/10

6. Time Heist 7.5/10




7. Deep Breath 7/10

8. In the Forest of the Night 7/10


9. Robot of Sherwood 4/10

10. Kill the Moon 4/10

6 days, 8 hours ago on Rate & Discuss In the Forest of the Night

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@MerieliaZ How bizarre. All my favourite episodes are in your bottom 4... and Robot of Sherwood at #3? 


6 days, 8 hours ago on Rate & Discuss In the Forest of the Night

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@Deus_Ex_Machina Most people drift towards people who share their views. "I know lots of people who agree" is never a good argument for anything. I know no Doctor Who fan who doesn't adore the Doctors Wife... but that doesn't mean anything either.

1 week, 1 day ago on Neil Gaiman on Hopes for Capaldi Episode

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@SulaymanKhan Evolution of the Daleks two parter was HORRIBLE, and the Sontarn 2 parter no better.... I'd hapilly have Jacqueline Rayner write an episode though. Her Big Finish Doctor who work is superb.

1 week, 1 day ago on Neil Gaiman on Hopes for Capaldi Episode

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@Polyphase The hair band clara used in place of Rigsy to accelerate the train. It's a bit of self-deprecating humor.


1 week, 5 days ago on Flatline Review

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Absolutely amazing. My favourite episode in a long long time. All the dissapointing build up and positive reviews for Kill the Moon led me to all but give up hope. Fortunately this episode restored my faith.


1 week, 5 days ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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@JamesStroud Got to disagree, for me so far it's: Series 5, Series 7, Series 8, Series 6, Series 1, Series 4, Series 3, and then the just plain terrible Series 2

4 weeks ago on Thoughts on Series 8 at the Halfway Point

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@77Serenade I think you put emphasis on the wrong word there...

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Flatline Official Synopsis

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@Polyphase Which way do you think it would change? My view improved with second viewing, but that often happens with Moffat episodes for me - I'm curious is others are the same or if others enjoy the first viewing more. I always see the holes first, and not the brilliance, some of my now favourite episodes were only 8/10s for me on first viewing and I have no idea why. I must be too negative.

1 month, 1 week ago on Your Verdict on Listen & Episode Ranking

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@Polyphase @Romanadvoratrelundar There are many grotesquely shaped humans

1 month, 1 week ago on Your Verdict on Listen & Episode Ranking

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@joshtong11 It's a time loop, like Blink, the Big Bang or Time and Space.

1 month, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist

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@YaelMoise @Gustaff Not really, if every week you offer a positive and a negative view then the reviews becoming meaningless. A good episode deserves extra praise.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on 2nd Opinion: Listen

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@Planet of the Deaf That already happened before with Tegan. If you play those metaphores too closely you end up with a very dull and repetative show.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on A Surprise Ending for Clara?

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Surprising, I enjoyed it more than Deep Breath and (if only due to the ending) more than Dalek... still if everyone thought alike the world would be no fun; and I must confess it was retreading old ground (but I would say fixing mistakes along the way).

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Your Verdict on Into the Dalek

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@Antee991166 @ Notsosmartguy  @no_tweeter Oh absolutely, that wasn't my question. My question is why don't the AI's, a representation of the viewiership at large, and the online fandom viewpoint ever seem to match up? Personally I've felt Moffat was flawless as a standalone writer, and is now variable. Series 5 and 7 were superb, but aside from the opening two parter his episodes weren't a highlight of series 6 for me (but going by the AI they were for the average viewer). I didn't enjoy the series 6 christmas special or Deep Breath at all, and I certainly don't begrduge anyone their opinion, but from a psychological standpoint I'm curious why negative views so often bubble to the top of the fanbase.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Don’t Worry, We’re Listening

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Where do all these Moffat haters come from. Given the AI's for his episodes are almost invariably the highest of each season.... there are always a lot of people writing comments and editorials and comments accusing him of having totally lost it (I've personally only not enjoyed 2 of his episodes... unfortunately one of them was Deep Breath which makes a bit worried for Listen). Genuinely serious question here - is this a difference between the fandom, is he appealing to the masses,Joe Average with his BEEB box, or is is there something in the psyche of fans which makes them more likely to voice their opinions when they are negative rather that positive? In any case I do find it tiring to have every third article start off with "I don't like Moffat"... Personally I don't like RTDs writing, or Justin Bieber but then I'm not inclined to write about something I *don't* enjoy. Most people don't enjoy 2% of the books, shows and films out there, it's not something remarkable. Loving something is a rare gift. Something not being to your tastes is a matter of statistical probability else there would only be one or two active authors at a time and a couple of serial TV shows.          As for listen I know little, so my expectations are non-existent - I'd preferr not to make up my mind in advance based on zero information.



1 month, 3 weeks ago on Don’t Worry, We’re Listening

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Hmm tough one. Into the Dalek corrects a lot of my issues with Dalek (in particular the ending), but it does so with the benefit of hindsight and can't make the same claims to originallity. I'm going with into the Dalek as I think I'm more likely to come back to it, but it's not really a fair comparison.



1 month, 3 weeks ago on Face-Off: Dalek vs Into the Dalek

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I thought it was absolutely superb. Not that convinced by deep breath but by the end of into the Dalek I was a lot more confident about the new direction.

2 months ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek

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@Trex in the Thames Oddly I like all of his episodes except for the Crimson Horror and Night Terrors.

2 months ago on Robot of Sherwood BBC Synopsis

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@MeglosProductions Well... it is my second least favourite Moffat script. 

2 months, 1 week ago on Deep Breath UK Ratings

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@JojajeVovave Hehe. Love is boring. You are such a stereotypical sci-fi fan. You've genuinely tickled my funny bone today. Thank you.


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

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Well that's a list I struggle to get behind. 1, 2 and 3 are very low on my list of episodes in general.

2 months, 1 week ago on Top Post-Regeneration Stories (5-1)

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@HitchcockWhovian I wonder who was responsible for the ending of WoM, it was so out of place and shows the issue of two collaborating writers on a single script. One minute characters are begging to be saved, the next damning him for doing so.


2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Moffat Co-writing Conundrum

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@NewWho2012 not so. Generally speaking Moffats have had massively positive AIs in his tenure, the best recieved episodes of his era. Personally I feel he excelled himself with series 7 and 5 but wandered a bit off track on series 6... but its personal opinion. By and large AI's have been consistent.



2 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed

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@The_War_Braden D'AWWWW hates something he's not yet seen. D'awww



2 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8: 5 Days Teaser

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@Polyphase Since RTD left they've only been back for two full stories and a few cameos... this is #3. I feel they're being used about the right amount in the Moffat era.


2 months, 2 weeks ago on Into The Dalek BBC Synopsis

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@Big_Bird96 That was possibly the worst story in the shows history. 

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Into The Dalek BBC Synopsis

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@SonicTheHedgehogRules so  not cliffhangers concluded with knocking them out with a sonic screwdriver and cheesy songs to cover up the sound of murder? Last good cyberman story was Earthshock as far as I can recall


2 months, 3 weeks ago on Talalay Talks “Action-Packed, Emotional” Series 8 Finale

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This makes me feel better, no joy getting tickets ended up sightseeing Seoul instead having flown out from japan. Did see the first part of the stream, that comedian was embarrassing, gave up and went for yakiniku.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on World Tour Live Stream: Seoul Q&A

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I looked to elementary to fill the gaps between Sherlock but it was just too... Elementary in comparison, and I found the British stereotypes, particularly in the beginning of series 2 borderline insulting.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat Would Do ‘Wholock’

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Korean world tour was a con, opened ticket sales with only 50 of 1500 seats available, (no one I've heard from was able to buy one of those 50 either) wonder how many of those remaining 1450 supposedly free tickets are being sold somewhere.

Still nice to see some fans enjoying the experience :)

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who World Tour: Cardiff Launch Pics

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@The Outer Space K9 You've never heard of Brian Blessed?! What on earth? I mean I don't think he's right as the Doctor but... it's Brian Blessed, he's a living legend.


2 months, 3 weeks ago on Brian Blessed Could Have Been the Doctor

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@supermoff He also would have failed to defeat the god in Arhkatan, would have been killed by the Great Intelligence many times over, would have allowed Gallifrey to be destroyed again...


3 months ago on Popular / Unpopular Opinion: Clara Oswald

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I think there should be a "special" episode, in that its something like a multi-Doctor story to make the fans squee, but the show is a continuation so I don't think it warrants a full fledged special ala Day of the Doctor.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Will There Be a 10th Anniversary Special for the Revival?

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@TheNightmareChild... is Boe Derek So no one voted? It was an SFX editors pick? That explains a LOT.


4 months ago on Why the Doomsday Farewell is Not the Greatest

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@MeglosProductions He's really not, he's an awful writer. Power of Three is easily his best work, and it's still only average.

4 months, 1 week ago on Unpopular Opinion? The Power of Three

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"Being a Nu-Who viewer, I can only know so much about how Gallifrey was before the Time War.
" - Apparently so. "However, what I have heard is that the Time Lords could be more villainous than friendly." - Incorrect, they were the protectors of time, they were corrupt, overly pacifistic, but what RTD butchered them into had NOTHING to do with how they were portrayed in the classic series. Like his direction or hate it, there's no reason the timelords can't come back as who they once were, or another direction. They were certainly never villainous in the traditional sense. " Pair that with the flimsy plot of bringing Gallifrey back (The War Doctor and Ten just forget what happened, seriously?), and I think it was unnecessary." - Errr no, time was re-written, but being as this is already the Doctors past the memories of new events don't catch up with him until such time as it has been re-written. He's a timelord and obviously immune to such  re-write until time catches up as it were (see every previous multi-Doctor story.       Personally I'd suggest some classic viewing.




4 months, 3 weeks ago on Why Bringing Back Gallifrey is Wrong

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@MrRazza @no_tweeter @Polyphase I don't think so, it can be very antagonistic to be so antagonistic about something many clearly love.

It also touches on the note of respect to the content creators.

4 months, 4 weeks ago on Dear Whovians…

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@Polyphase I honestly thought of you reading this article. That may be unfair as you are never rude, but very strong negative views which might be read as fact.

5 months ago on Dear Whovians…

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No, please lord no. She's awful, Daleks in Manhattan is up there on my all time worst list

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Bring Back… Helen Raynor

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@AztecsDaleksAndCavemen  Not to me... Big Brother in space... please don't remind me.

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Dream Run (Episodes 9-13, Specials)

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@ahunter8056 @no_tweeter  I thought it played out like fan fiction, infact as a child I did write some fanfiction with Daleks vs Cybermen. I mean it ended with a giant vacuum cleaner resolution.


6 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Nightmare Run (Episodes 9-13, Specials)

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@WiblyWoblyTimyWimyMOFFAT  Actually I couldn't imagine what else could possibly win it, it was a fan favourite, and satisfying resolution to an arc and led into the 50th. Couldn't see it not winning, and I do love it. That said I *think* I voted for the Big Bang, I was torn between the two.

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Dream Run (Episodes 9-13, Specials)

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