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9/10. Very very happy to have Jamie Mathieson as part of the Doctor Who family after the last two fantastic episodes he has churned out.

1 day, 2 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline

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@gunslinger19 The ponds have been gone for less than two years. There is time.

4 days, 8 hours ago on Piper Praises Capaldi, Unsure on Another Return

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We haven't had a single episode under 7.5. This is honestly AMAZING. Series 8 is chalking up to be the best yet


6 days, 7 hours ago on Your Verdict on Kill the Moon & Episode Ranking

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Matt Smith's performance during The Long Song was something really special. Gonna miss his Doctor. What a talent


6 days, 7 hours ago on Who Tunes: Ranking the Lyrical Songs of Doctor Who

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Should be interesting to see if Jamie Mathieson is the real deal, or if Mummy was just an exceptionally good episode for his standard. If Flatline has a similar quality, I would be thrilled.

1 week, 1 day ago on Next Time: Flatline

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Worst to Best

6/10 Deep Breath

7/10 Listen

7/10 Into The Dalek

7.5/10 Robots of Sherwood

8/10 Time Heist

8/10 The Caretaker

8/10 Kill the Moon

8/10 Mummy on the Orient Express

As you can see, I immensely enjoy every episode, but I'm still waiting for that one that will go down as my favorite

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

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Guys, the BBC could hardly afford to have him in a single episode, let alone be a recurring character like the Master or Rassilon. If he were to ever appear, it would be one off. He's a busy guy.

1 week, 3 days ago on Downey Jr on Who Role: “Anything’s possible”

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@ Notsosmartguy After the response, I doubt it will happen. I wish it weren't the case, but they're gonna want to simply separate themselves from the creature.

1 week, 3 days ago on Poll: Lights On or Lights Off?

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I agreed with everything except for the science part. I think that a new born alien laying an egg that is bigger than itself seconds after it is born is a good reason to decrease an episodes rating. It took me right out of the episode at the most critical part and made me laugh at how ridiculous it is. However, every other aspect of this article rings true for me. I don't think expectations should take a toll on your personal rating of the episode. Watch the episode for what it is.

For me, it is not even the fact the moon was an egg. I liked that, in fact. I just couldn't handle another egg being in it's place 15 seconds later, laid by the new born.



1 week, 6 days ago on Doctor Who and The Hype Train

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A little late to the party here, but here is my list from best to worst:


Series 1

Series 8

Series 3

Series 5

Series 4

Series 6

Series 2

Series 7

1 week, 6 days ago on Thoughts on Series 8 at the Halfway Point

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@MJJ @Pipnant I think you're taking his comment entirely the wrong way. Trying to find something offensive in something that just isn't. At all.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon

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Seems like this one will be a VERY close poll. Exciting.

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

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@The Genie I think that it is being given unfair opportunity, since it is one of only three episodes not of Netflix! Not enough people have gotten to see it in all its glory!

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

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Never realized how many fantastic pieces we have gotten from Gareth Roberts! Here is my list.

1. Shakespeare Code

2. The Lodger

3. The Caretaker

4. Planet of the Dead

5. The Unicorn and the Wasp

6. Closing Time 

The best part is, I don't dislike ANY of them



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

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@Antee991166 @TheMysticalFez @Lord Styro the Drashig It hadn't been released yet, that's why it was so perfect! He was saying he read it in the future.

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

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@TheGloamglozer I think the point was that it was unbeatable by conventional means. He wasn't going to destroy the world in one blow, he was going to kill everyone one by one.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on 2nd Opinion: The Caretaker

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Hard to choose between Kill the Moon and the Finale, but cmon... It's the finale. How can you not look forward to it?

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Poll: Your Most Anticipated Series 8 Story (Eps 7-12)

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I guess I am really in the minority here. I loved it.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on 2nd Opinion: Time Heist

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Easy. Time Heist.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Face-Off: The Thompson Episodes

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I'm a hard core Whovian and I actually agree with Time Heist topping Listen. I feel like Listen tried a bit too hard to be the episode of the year. I could feel Moffat trying. Not a quality I look for in my episodes.

4 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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One of my favorite aspects of the show is to speculate future companions. The Doctor can only change so much. The companion is always a mystery. Excellent.

1 month, 1 week ago on Taking a ‘Journey’ Into the Future: The Next Companion

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Great article. Well written. Couldn't disagree more, however. I think the inclusion of Robin Hood was BRILLIANT. It also allowed for SO much character development in both the Doctor and Clara. To each their own

1 month, 1 week ago on Robot of Sherwood Review

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I have a feeling I will be an outlier in this, but I thought it was PHENOMENAL. Not just good. GREAT. Thoroughly enjoyed this weeks episode. 9/10.

1 month, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood

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This is a bit unfair. Dalek is one of the greatest episodes of the modern series. It doesn't mean Into The Dalek wasn't good.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Face-Off: Dalek vs Into the Dalek

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I LOVED it. Renewed my faith in the possibility of good Dalek stories. Not perfect, but 9/10.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek

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@MrRazza, General Rogue Timelord Identifier I was not against the darker Doctor, but I did find it to be less dark than I expected. There were some moments that were very dark, but he was also EXTREMELY funny. He also had a lot of redeeming moments to his darkness, like saving Clara after leaving here.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath

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Besides the questionable direction, I really did enjoy it. Capaldi is fantastic and gives me no doubt that I will enjoy his take on the character. Not perfect, but it has me very excited about the rest of the series. Not thrilled with Ben Wheatley's directing. Some very amateur shots.



1 month, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath

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@Scootersfood @angelusnathan I thought that was a cheesy call back to be honest. I kinda rolled my eyes at that part. I did enjoy the episode as a whole though.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath

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What haunts the Doctor? A lot. But I bet not being able to save Davros is up there. Could be him.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Moffat Teases “Major Foe” For Series 8

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You may be onto something! Titles are very else thought out. That can't just be a coincidence.

2 months ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed

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I leave for college here in the states the day before Deep Breath premieres. This will be a special series. It'll help me cope.

2 months ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed

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Fair point though.

2 months ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed

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I'm talking strictly NuWho. I have watched quite a lot of classic who, but not enough to claim something like that.

2 months ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed

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I'm glad the BBC said that. I'd like an exit to be a surprise for once. When we know which episode a companion is leaving, we just watch and wonder, "is she going to die or just leave?" That takes out the surprise.

2 months ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?

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Death in Heaven might be the best finale title ever. SO excited. Also, can't wait for Listen. Maybe it's ridiculous, but I love all episodes with one word titles. They're almost always behind the couch scary. (Dalek, Midnight, Utopia, Blink, Hide). Only one I haven't been fond of was Gridlock.

2 months ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed

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It must be said... That's not the most flattering picture of Capaldi they could have used.

2 months ago on DWM #477: Peter Capaldi

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Are you even reading my response? I'm not arguing that Capaldi isn't 13. You're making yourself look rather clueless

2 months ago on Is Doctor Who History Repeating Itself?

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Why would you call Capaldi 13 but still call Matt 11 and call David 10? That makes zero sense.

2 months ago on Is Doctor Who History Repeating Itself?

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@NewWho2012 @Arkleseizure That is correct. They wouldn't let him leave, because no one was coming out of the woodwork to take the job due to the low ratings, and JNT didn't want the show cancelled.

2 months ago on Is Doctor Who History Repeating Itself?

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@treker68 Do you mean 12? Or are you saying 13 because of War? In which case 10 would be 11 and 11 would be 12.

2 months ago on Is Doctor Who History Repeating Itself?

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Sorry to bother, but I figured I would check in about my article "The Day of the Doctor: A Different Perspective" since it's been about two months now. I won't be offended if you changed your mind and decided not to post it, I'd just like to know. I know that once Series 8 gets here it'll have even less of a chance of getting published since there is so much else to cover.

2 months ago on Write for Doctor Who TV

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I commented on this a while back! It's really remarkably similar. Not to mention, both Colin and Capaldi were in previous episodes as different characters before returning to the role, AND they both share a name (first or last) with a previous Doctor, being the only two to have done so. Spooky. But Capaldi's costume ROCKS!

2 months ago on Is Doctor Who History Repeating Itself?

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I don't think some of the people preaching positivity quite understand where people are coming from when they say they disagree with the series. His writing is superb. The analysis he offers is always a joy to read. His positivity is to be admired. But the point of rating things is to see how it compares to other things of similar nature (in this case other episodes of who). That's why it's a little silly to rate everything 10/10 in my opinion. Why include the ratings at all? Why not just make it an article detailing his thoughts sans the ratings? It makes the rating system pointless. It adds no insight into the quality of the episode because there is no differentiation. Looking at his ratings alone, you can't tell which episodes he would call the best and which he would say were lacking in certain areas. If I were to give any advice to the series, I wouldn't say tone down the positivity, I would suggest to simply omit the ratings. Please just try to understand where people are coming from before you bash them being negative, and tell them to stop watching the show.

2 months ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – The Doctor Trilogy

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Actually I would disagree. I was very intrigued by the silence arc the whole time. The idea of silence falling was genius. I just felt the pacing was very far off and the story tried to do too much.

2 months ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – The Doctor Trilogy

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Also, it blows my mind how absolutely polarizing Time of the Doctor seems to be. People either see it as a perfect episode or a disgrace to Matt's era. There doesn't seem to be much middle ground. The idea of the fan base being split on something is a common one in Who, but I don't think I've ever seen it so obvious than I have for this episode. How strange.

2 months ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – The Doctor Trilogy

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Technically, Richard E Grant wasn't the Great Intelligence, Sir Ian McKellen was and he just took over Richard E Grant's body. But I'll let it slide ;) I agree up until Time. I was very disappointed by that episode. Better on rewatch, I'll admit. But if it's not enjoyable the first time it's a seriously flawed episode.

2 months ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – The Doctor Trilogy

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A long time ago, but as 11 said "I never forget a face"

2 months, 1 week ago on Series 8 “Faces” Deep Breath BBC Radio Trailer

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@CharlieFulcher Could be! Moffat may have been thinking this the whole time. I'd love that.

2 months, 1 week ago on Series 8 “Faces” Deep Breath BBC Radio Trailer

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Very intriguing! Can't wait to find out. So much to look forward to!

2 months, 1 week ago on Series 8 “Faces” Deep Breath BBC Radio Trailer

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His costume was a bit jarring, but I have never minded him. Not my least favorite Doctor. Not by a longshot.

2 months, 1 week ago on In Defense of Colin Baker

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