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Robot of Sherwood deserves the top spot. But in my opinion the deleted scene was really pivotal to the story because it gave the Sheriff a proper ending and it made him a great villain just like Mrs Gillyflower in Crimson Horror. The episode doesn't feel right wothout it, I've seen the leaked version with the scene and it worked so much better. 

But anyway I agree Robot and Crimson are the best of Gatiss' work so far. His scripts seem to get better and better. I'm looking foward to an episode set in the future next, it's high time he wrote one of those.

12 hours, 40 minutes ago on Your Verdict on Robot of Sherwood

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82 is a joke! Listen is a classic and I would never have thought the AI was less than 86, 87.

There are times when I wonder if we are really watching the same episode...

16 hours, 26 minutes ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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This really looks like it could be Thompson's best episode yet (although I did enjoy his previous episodes too unlike most people).

16 hours, 18 minutes ago on Next Time: Time Heist

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Ok, I was hoping for Capaldi to get warmer and kinder as the series progresses not darker. I don't have anything against making the Doctor a more ambiguos character, more of a mystery but I think he's proved to be alien enough already. I like him but he hasn't grown on me so far, he's too distant and cold.


16 hours, 7 minutes ago on DWM #478: Dark Side of the Moon

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I must admit I went looking for them. I'm a terrible, weak person but I couldn't help myself. Plus I was going through a stressful time and I needed a distraction and there's nothing better than Doctor Who.

The real trouble was that I didn't have anyone to talk to about them so I couldn't wait for them to air so I can come here and share my impressions with other people.

1 day, 12 hours ago on Next Time: Time Heist

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Just he fact that we can choose whether there was a monster or not, that we can imagine there was one is a testament of how great this episode was.

I went for yes, there seemed to be a figure under the sheet. And a kid playing a joke would have been unable to stay there, still and serious without giggling. That would have been weird and hard to believe.

1 day, 12 hours ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?

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Like I said before, a kid in a bedspread would make the scene less scary in retrospective so I'd like to imagine there really was some kind of monster.

1 day, 12 hours ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?

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Last leaked episode!! After this is over I can go back to enjoying teasers, trailers without knowing what happens next. Can't wait!

1 day, 14 hours ago on Next Time: Time Heist

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It doesn't have to be in Victorian London, they can travel anywhere. And I don't mind the Paternoster Gang as long as there's a good story for them. 

1 day, 16 hours ago on Nick Frost Cast in Christmas Special?

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He was great in Hot Fuzz, I can see him playing the character mentioned in the spoiler.

I hope we'll get some filming pics from the Christmas Special soon.

1 day, 16 hours ago on Nick Frost Cast in Christmas Special?

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And I've been thinking about the 12/Clara relationship I just can't imagine Capaldi with another companion because Clara really keeps him in line ( I loved the scene in the bedroom when she told him to shut up and let her tell little Rupert the story with the plastic army). The control freak aspect in her is exactly what she needs to manage this  adrenaline-junky Doctor, to challenge him. Maybe Donna would have managed to keep him in check but I don't see Rose or Martha handeling Capaldi's Doctor very well.

1 day, 15 hours ago on 12 Great Moments From Listen

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This episode sounds great but the monster's name sounds weird and a bit comical to me. I can't wait to see the Doctor/Danny meeting.

4 days, 16 hours ago on The Caretaker BBC Synopsis

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I wasn't sure what to vote at first because I like Gatiss' episodes but in the end I chose The Crimson Horror (an episode I didn't like at first but came to appreciate it later: it's got a great villain and a good story) followed closely by Robot of Sherwood and Cold War.

Oh, and it's great to be back commenting after a stressfull exam. I'm going throgh old articles catching up and it's so, so great...

4 days, 16 hours ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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"At least Clara didn't see that" Looks like the Doctor is a little bit afraid of Clara after all...

1 week, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood

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I think Moffat used to be a teacher so Clara's character probably means a lot to him.

1 week, 3 days ago on The Series 8 Arc: A Match Made In Heaven?

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I've got the feeling I might rewatch this episode a hundred times just to look at Jenna's amazing dress.

1 week, 3 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Clips

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Yep, 7/10 seems about right for an episode that is clearly meant to be the romp of the series. So far I've enjoyed Gatiss's episodes and this one should be a nice change from the dark tones we've had these past two-weeks.

And Clara takes centre stage again so this is good news.

1 week, 3 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Spoiler-Free Review

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Clara looks like a ghost in that so-called poster. They may have wanted to make it look like an old painting but in the end it's just sort of blurry and strange.

1 week, 6 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Pics

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The Doctor has been taking fighting lessons from the Musketeers. He's so good he can defeat Robin Hood with a spoon.

I think the two of them willl get on like a house on fire: both are proud and stubborn and generally the clash of egos should be great fun to watch.

1 week, 5 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Clips

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Congradulations Peter! And I bet if a Dalek saw him in that badass outfit he'd start begging for mercy (again). The suit and the eyebrows...beware!

1 week, 5 days ago on Capaldi Wins TV Personality of the Year

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Danny has got the potential of being the most interesting and complex male companion in a while, so I can't wait to discover his story.

1 week, 5 days ago on Anderson on Doctor & Danny “Friction”

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My favourite historicals are Tooth and Claw (my first Who episode) The Unicorn and the Wasp and the Girl in the Fireplace. What I love most about them is that sci-fi element which is so nicely fit into the story like the Clockwork Droids and the Wasp being responsible for the missing period in Agatha Christie's life. They blend in all sort of tiny details and although they are not straightfoward educational, they have always made me interested in finding out more about that celebrity.

And finally what I really, really wish is an episode The Doctor meets Arthur Conan Doyle (written by Mark Gatiss of course) which could be as close to a Sherlock Holmes encounter as we'll ever get. And The Paternoster gang could pop up too since it's so heavily hinted that Vastra is the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes.

1 week, 5 days ago on Why I Love… Celebrity Historicals

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I love the sci-fi twists. For example I smiled when I learnt about Shakespeare's missing plays at school because I was thinking the Carrionites were responsible for their disapperence.

1 week, 5 days ago on Why I Love… Celebrity Historicals

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It seems a bit unnecessary really, it wasn't that bad or shocking just a bit weird and iit's clearly a sci-fi thing but and not vital to the episode.

Franky, I wonder how many would have made the connection between Doctor Who and IS.

1 week, 4 days ago on BBC Cuts Robot of Sherwood Scene

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Yeah, maybe they cut that from the same reason, but watching it it didn't even cross my mind that Rusty's actions were the same as those of a suicide bomber. He's a Dalek, they're expected to do this kind of stuff.

1 week, 4 days ago on BBC Cuts Robot of Sherwood Scene

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Adam is the most annoying companion ever. And yeah, when I first watched Into the Dalek  I was a bit tired and she screamed a bit too much for my liking but she was way, way better than Adam. I felt sorry The Doctor didn't take her for a trip in the TARDIS.

1 week, 4 days ago on Face-Off: Dalek vs Into the Dalek

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My first tought was go with "Dalek" but then...I really liked Into the Dalek, it was a solid episode which made the Daleks really scary for me, Clara was great, it had great ideas and well...I can't really compare Ecclestone with Capaldi since I don't really feel I know the Twelfth Doctor very well yet but they were equally amazing.

So...I'm going to vote Into the Dalek.

1 week, 4 days ago on Face-Off: Dalek vs Into the Dalek

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No,no, no. I want him to do at least an episode on Doctor Who then we'll see. I believe he wrote for Midsomer Murders and Poirot which were very good but Doctor Who is different and although I agree with bringing some new blood from time to time we need to see him in action before making a decision.

I don't think it's Moffat's time to leave yet anyway. He proves he's got loads of good stories to tell and he is far from being done with Who. Maybe after series 9 but that's a long time away.

It's more likely that Gatiss or Toby Withouse (my personal choice) will take over as showrunners anyway.

1 week, 6 days ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours

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He could be writing some really cool episodes like Moffat did with The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone and The Eleventh Hour. Maybe series 5 has been the highlight of 11's tenure because Moff had more time to plot it.

I really hope Withouse is in his office somewhere, hard at work thinking up an amazing story for series 10.

1 week, 6 days ago on Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours

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Great pics! I love the way the Doctor looks at that arrow, angry like hell (Did he dare to shoot at my TARDIS?!).

And no clothes with bowties or Dalek eyes for Clara just an equally stunning dress (Jenna does look great in red -remember the Snowmen).

1 week, 6 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Pics

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It seems to me Clara has been a bit left out in these poster like pictures  so far (which are nowhere near as amazing as the ones we got last year).

1 week, 6 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Pics

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I'd say that in fairness, Deep Breath is a 9 and The Eleventh Hour is a clean 10. And I still don't think the Doctor pushed the Half-Faced Man I think he talked him into suicide.

2 weeks ago on Your Verdict on Deep Breath

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Love Capaldi's new shirt, suits him better than the white one. And that guy from Primeval (can't remember his name now) looks menacing as the Sheriff.

This should be a fun episode, can't wait to see it. I wonder if anyone will go to heaven in this ep.

2 weeks ago on Next Time: Robot of Sherwood

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I love the new titles and the first time I've seen them I was like WOW (and I did actually say that out loud). Great work Billy!

As for the theme I think it really suits Capaldi's Doctor and generally I like it because it's not over the top, I don't know it just sounds right to me.

2 weeks ago on Interview: Billy Hanshaw on Series 8’s Title Sequence

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I thought the CGI was amazing in Into the Dalek. Better than in Deep Breath certainly where the dinosaur looked a bit out of place. The space battle was great in this episode.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on 12 Great Moments From Into the Dalek

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The Dalek ship could have looked more convincing (the interior I mean).

2 weeks, 1 day ago on 12 Great Moments From Into the Dalek

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Thank God the BBC made these videos available worlwide!

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Extra: Into the Dalek

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No, final rating will be revealed later (see Deep Breath). And there are lots of people watching the show outside the UK (I'm one of them) and I don't think the BBC really cares too much about these figures in the age of iplayer and other ways to watch online.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Into the Dalek UK Ratings

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My number one moment is without doubt Clara slapping the Doctor followed by Danny banging his head on the table and the Daleks entering the Aristotle.

And is it just me or did they really sound and seem more menacing when they said "Seek, locate, destroy"?

2 weeks, 1 day ago on 12 Great Moments From Into the Dalek

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Grumpy Doctor meets The Merry Men. We should be in for a lot of fun next week!

And maybe a subtle nod to the Time Warrior too.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Next Time: Robot of Sherwood

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My favourite moment from the Parting of the Ways is the moment the Ninth Doctor says "No!' and that he's going to save Rose and wipe out the Daleks. It's my favourite 9th Doctor moment and I can't wait for something similar with Capaldi in tonight's episode.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Into The Dalek: A Recipe for Success

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Clara slapping the Doctor I was like "Go Clara!".

In fairness he was very cold and he totally had it coming.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek

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Wow...That was impressive!

And I can say hand on heart I am officially scared of the Daleks again.10/10

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Rate & Discuss Into the Dalek

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What really annoys me is people who say "great, the show is back on the right path with Capaldi" thus dismissing the whole Matt Smith tenure. 

I think Matt was incredibly brave because I know what it's like to have people look at you without any shred of confidence and say "ok let's see what you can do" but he proved them all wrong so he's a real inspiration to me.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath

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Although I love Deep Breath to bits my vote goes to the Eleventh Hour. There is something truly magical about this episode and I love it no matter how many times I see it. The Eleventh Doctor and little Amy eating fish fingers and custard is the most adorable scene in Doctor Who. 

Deep Breath was great but it lacked that "I am the Doctor" moment. They're clearly playing the mysterious Doctor card and that's good it keeps up with the show's constant need for change but Capaldi's debut still comes out a bit short for not having that definitive Doctor moment.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath

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He was a great enemy and good match for Capaldi. Hope he's back in the finale.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Ferdinando on the Possible Return of Half-Face

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Clara was just stunning in Deep Breath and I'm sure that by the time series 8 will come to an end people will be begging for her to do series 9 as well.

And I've said this before but she reminds me of Sarah Jane more and more. Her relationship with the Doctor, the way she is constantly challenging him, the fact she is brave and really clever and how well she knows him, they are all very similar to SJS's relationship to the Fourth Doctor.

Excellent article!

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Deep Breath: The Very Best of Clara Oswald

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Clara actually reminds me more and more of Sarah Jane Smith.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Into The Dalek Clips

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I've just read a spoiler-free review for this episode at Den Of Geek and they say it's another Phil Ford cracker so I'm really looking foward to seeing it.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Into The Dalek Clips

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