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In my humble opinion, I don't think there was an actual, physical monster, just a psychological one. I think that the alien-looking face behind Clara may represent the being that Clara/the Doctor believe is behind them- it is an image in their subconscious rather than a physical object. We, the fans, are very much the Doctor, Orson and Clara in this episode. We want to believe there is a monster, but really there is nothing threatening there.
BTW, does anyone else think that the blurred face looks like Paul? Or is it just the image my subconscious is projecting...
3 days, 3 hours ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
@seaguy3000 @Whovian @Merganman4 The Doctor offered the solution that the sonic screwdriver may have started the unlocking mechanisms of the airlock, causing it to open. Maybe this is the truth, or maybe there really was a monster. You can believe what you want to believe. That is the beauty of this episode.
3 days, 17 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@Merganman4 It's open to interpretation, but in my opinion, the Doctor's fear was self-fulfilling. I believe he wrote listen on the blackboard absent-mindedly and that the noises we heard really were just pipes and machinery. Just like how right now I'm paranoid that there's something behind me- damn your genius, Moffat- I'm not going to sleep for a week!
I suppose that the being under the blanket may have just been a child, but I am less convinced on this point. When the blanket was removed the figure's head didn't look completely human (although it was extremely blurred). Maybe this will be explained later on in the series or maybe it will forever be a mystery. I love that these ideas have been left for fans to speculate. I totally agree with you that this episode was incredible :)
3 days, 23 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@LucasW I see your point but IMO, great DW respects the show's history and then expands on it and explores its past. I love the timey whimey episodes the most.
4 days, 4 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
@supermoff is alone. Listen... @Ivegotkidneys is Breaking in! @Whovian Absolutely! I love LKH so much. I don't understand the hate for it. For me it's a 10/10 episode (probably because it focuses on River, who I adore) :)
@Ivegotkidneys is Breaking in! @Whovian In my opinion, Moffat is the perfect showrunner to introduce a darker Doctor at this time. I certainly haven't loved all of his episodes. BTW, I loved most of 6B, so each to our own, I guess :)
Wow! What a fantastic episode- tense, surprising and genuinely frightening. If we ever needed reassurance that Moffat is the perfect showrunner, this is it. By far the best episode of Series 8 so far, and one of the best episodes of NuWho.
If viewers can't understand what Capaldi is saying they should just use subtitles or Closed Captions. I often struggle to understand what actors are saying, regardless of accent, so I always use subtitles. I don't really see the cause for complaint.
5 days, 6 hours ago on Is Capaldi’s Accent Causing Issues?
@DWTV Surprised to see The Dalek Invasion of Earth so low down, although I suppose the NuWho episodes would have been more watched. TDIOE is one of the best Dalek stories ever, in my opinion. I especially loved the Daleks eerily emerging from the Thames... that gave me chills.
1 week, 4 days ago on Face-Off: Dalek vs Into the Dalek
@Fadedeathdave The latter sounds very similar to The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith with Peter Dalton 'raised from the dead' by the Trickster. It is a brilliant idea, though :)
2 weeks ago on Anderson on Doctor & Danny “Friction”
Would I travel with the Doctor? Hell yeah!
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Would you travel with the Doctor? Pros and Cons
Oh my God... oh my God... oh my God...
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Series 8: Today Teaser
So excited! Tomorrow couldn't come too soon...
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Series 8: 1 Day Teaser
Yay! Fantastic news!
4 weeks ago on “Doctor Who Extra” Announced
Happy birthday to a fantastic TARDIS team!
4 weeks ago on Happy Birthday, Sylvester McCoy & Sophie Aldred
Brilliant and intriguing titles! In The Forest Of The Night, Dark Water and Death In Heaven are particularly awesome. I wish the the next few days would hurry up...
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed
Wow! A breathtaking trailer... I can't wait for Series 8!!!
2 months ago on Doctor Who Series 8 TV Launch Trailer
Despite being a massive fan of The Sarah Jane Adventures, I had never heard of Doctor Who. In the SJA episode The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, I met the Doctor for the first time. This marvellous, mad man who travelled in blue box... who was he? And then, one Christmas day, I caught the end of A Christmas Carol- the part where Abigail is repeatedly taken out of storage. What was this show? I had idea what was happening but, in that instant, Doctor Who captured my imagination. It was so crazy and impossible that I adored it immediately. And so began my love affair with the greatest show in the Universe.
2 months, 1 week ago on Why We love Doctor Who
@The Outer Space K9 I couldn't agree more. Doctor Who is the beacon of light and hope that has helped me through the darkness. It really has saved me. Not many TV shows can say that.
So excited!!! Can't wait for August... :)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8 Confirmed for August, First Teaser Trailer
Matt Smith- not handsome??!!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat: Handsome Actors don’t suit the Doctor
Fantastic article! Happy birthday to the wonderful Catherine Tate! I love Catherine, and Donna is one of my favourite companions. My favourite Donna moments are mostly from Partners in Crime, which is just hilarious. Donna was the best thing to happen to the Tenth Doctor. Forget Rose and Martha, Donna was just brilliant!
4 months, 1 week ago on “Well isn’t that Wizard!” The Many faces of Donna Noble
@Antee991166 Sorry to correct, but the Daleks first say "Exterminate!" in the second serial, The Daleks, in episode 4 :)
4 months, 3 weeks ago on On First View: The Dalek Invasion of Earth
Great article! I loved this story, it is definitely one of my favourites from Hartnell's era. The 'It is forbidden to dump bodies into the river' sign set the tone as dark and mysterious, but the most iconic image of the episode is the Daleks emerging from the Thames, which is a simply incredible moment. The farewell to Susan was beautiful. I agree that the Slyther was not needed, and that the story was far longer than it needed to be, but a brilliant story all the same :)
Wow, the violinist was incredible! The pictures were amazing. Love Agents of SHIELD too :)
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
Wonderful article! Clara is competing with Pond for favourite new companion at the moment. I especially loved the beginning and ending of Name of the Doctor when she jumped into the Doctor's timestream and we see her with the different Doctors... what a perfect moment, when you suddenly understand how the Impossible Girl is possible and what a beautiful character she really is. Happy birthday, Jenna Coleman, looking forward to the return of Souffle girl soon :)
4 months, 3 weeks ago on 10 Scene Stealing Clara Moments
Happy birthday to two of the greatest people in the Whoniverse! Thank you for all the wonderful timey wimey adventures. I love you both so much :D
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Happy Birthday, Jenna Coleman & RTD!
How can Turn Left get 3/10? It was was amazing and emotional and it showed another side of Donna, where she was scared and desperate, completely contrasting her usually jolly, joking self. I loved the apocalyptic theme of this episode, although I felt the return of Rose was unnecessary and tried to take away from Donna's beautiful performance, but nevertheless this episode was incredible and reduced me to tears. I would give it 9/10, deducting one point for the awful beginning and Rose.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 4 (Episodes 6-13)
@TheCapaldiMasterplan @Whovian Don't dis the Adipose. Don't do that. No, really don't.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 4 (Specials, Episodes 1-5)
Partners in Crime 4/10?? What?! It was the funniest episode of DW ever (well, maybe a draw with Day of the Doctor...)
RIP Jack and my condolences to his friends and family. This is so awful to hear about such a young boy. Thank you, Matt Smith, for being so kind and considerate.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Matt Smith’s Heartwarming Gesture For ill Fan
@TheCapaldiMasterplan @Whovian I'm liking it! A Melody Malone series would be the definition of awesome :)
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Piper Up for Rose/Meta-Crisis Ten Spin-Off
Please bring back the Adipose! I don't know how or why, but please! They are too cute for words... Aside from the walking fat, I agree that the Sycorax have so much potential. The Krillitanes could also be brought back, considering that improvements in CGI could make them look a lot better. Also, since they are in control of their own evolution, they could look completely different, and therefore be an interesting story development...
4 months, 3 weeks ago on 5 New Who Monsters in Need of a Return
Watching SJA, I found the Trickster completely terrifying. It would be a fantastic nod to the programme to feature this villain in a future episode (perhaps as well as the Judoon!) The Tenth Doctor was in The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, in which the villain was the Trickster, so if there ever is a spin-off including the Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor, this would be a fine choice :)
I'm not a Rose fan and I didn't think there was any real chemistry between Rose and Ten. I'm desperate for a good-quality spin-off to fill the many months without new episodes... just not this. Bring back Donna or Amy (+ Rory) and then I'll be happy ;)
Thank you for this great article. You have made me appreciate the episode so much more. I never hated the episode, but it wasn't a favourite of mine, but now you have shown me how significant an episode this really is. I was just going to say it was like Lord of the Flies when I read your conclusion, so I'll just say I completely agree with you :)
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Midnight in Perspective
Reading the review for Midnight at midnight! :)
@supermoff @Baker Street… is the Moment! Completely agree, Series 6 was amazing
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Everything Else (Episodes 9-13, Specials)
I adored The Doctor's Wife, it is one of my absolute favourite episodes. I don't think there should be a comeback because the ending of the episode was absolutely perfect and so beautiful, and another episode could not possibly excel it. The Doctor's Wife should be left alone to live in the hearts of the Doctor, the TARDIS and the fans...
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Suranne Jones on Bringing Idris Back
@JamesStroud @Whovian I did vote for other non-Smith episodes (Partners in Crime, Blink etc.), but I did mainly vote for Smith because I prefer Moffat's style to RTD, and I only started watching when Smith became the Doctor. I am also not a huge fan of Rose, Mickey or Martha as companions, and I much prefer the more complex arcs with River and Amy, although I think Donna is amazing. Don't get me wrong, I love every series, but Smith's episodes have stood out to me more and he is by far my favourite Doctor. Who is yours?
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Dream Run (Episodes 1-8)
@Master Michael Moon Agreed!
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Matt Smith: I’ll happily come back
@The Eternal Do you know if there are going to be any official celebrations or recognition of 10 years since the revival? Thanks :)
This just made my day! To see Matt Smith in a future anniversary (especially if David Tennant returned as well) would be magical :D
@PK-S @epicduda Or like in Shelock when they start 'F-' and then Watson says, 'Cough!' It would be great!
My nightmare run: 1) New Earth, 2) The Shakespeare Code, 3) The Unquiet Dead, 4) Daleks in Manhattan, 5) Evolution of the Daleks, 6) The Lazarus Experiment, 7) 42, 8) The Impossible Planet, 9) The Satan Pit, 10) Love & Monsters, 11) Fear Her, 12) Nightmare in Silver, 13) The Parting of Ways
5 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Everything Else (Episodes 1-8)
My dream run: 1) Partners in Crime/The Impossible Astronaut (I really can't decide between them), 2) Day of the Moon, 3) Gridlock, 4) The Doctor's Wife, 5) The Angels Take Manhattan, 6) The Bells of Saint John, 7) A Good Man Goes to War, 8) Let's Kill Hitler, 9) The Family of Blood, 10) Blink, 11) Turn Left, 12) The Pandorica Opens, 13) The Name of the Doctor. So... Series 1: 0, Series 2: 0, Series 3: 3, Series 4: 2, Series 5: 1, Series 6: 5, Series 7: 3, although my least favourite companion is Martha and my favourites are Donna, Amy and Rory. And, obviously, my #1 special is Day of the Doctor :)
@JamesStroud @Whovian Let's Kill Hitler (just love the Teselecta), The Bells of Saint John and Gridlock (non-Matt Smith!) What are your opinions? :)
5 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Dream Run (Episodes 1-8)
Both Name of the Doctor and Day of the Doctor were phenomenal, but I guess if I had to choose one to take the prize, I would choose Day of the Doctor, because it would be an amazing achievement to finish off the 50th anniversary celebrations :)
5 months ago on Moffat Battles The Five(ish) Doctors Again
Great article! I loved the idea of the episode, but the CGI and Martha's (in my opinion) annoying family and their arguments were a little cringe-worthy. However, I still love the storyline and the interaction between the Doctor and Lazarus. Overall, to me it feels like an average episode- huge potential, but it didn't quite pull it off. Oh, and to answer your question, I completely agree with the Doctor- immortality is a curse, and I certainly wouldn't want to live forever. To quote the Doctor, "This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper"...
5 months ago on Do you want to live forever? The Lazarus Experiment In Perspective
@dedpubserv @Whovian I would also add Love & Monsters to the 'out and out bad episode' list, but I agree that there are very few episodes which were not a joy to watch :)
5 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Dream Run (Episodes 9-13, Specials)