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As the other people here are saying. But it works in the same way that 'Blink' does, in that Sally has to give the Doctor the folder of information, which he will then use to help her, and as he helps her, she will write it down and put it into the folder, which she ends up giving the Doctor. A cycle of events.

10 hours, 28 minutes ago on 12 Great Moments From Time Heist

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I did really like this episode. It's one of my favourites of the Moffat era.

But my thoughts on a few of these things:




The "It's a time heist" bit, felt a bit forced and overdramatic. But that wasn't too bad.

The revelation that the Doctor is the architect was okay. I actually felt this episode fell in 'awesomeness' in the last 10 minutes or so (when they actually enter the final vault/room with Karabraxos). But the thing I didn't like about the revelation that the Doctor was the architect was that they kind of did it twice; once when he says it, and once with the flashback. I feel that could have been done better, had that been done only with the flashback. If they re-arranged the shots round a bit (in the flashback), so that he takes the hood off first, and then is shown setting everything up. Just a thought. I don't know. If I watched it again I might change my mind.

Saibra's pseudo death, I really liked, as I felt it managed to be quite emotional, without the characters actually showing too much emotion. That was of course let down by the fact that it turned out to be a 'pseudo death'.

Psi's pseudo death, I felt wasn't that emotional. I thought they tried to express emotion there, with the "I feel nothing" (or whatever it is exactly that he says), but I felt that they had already made that point enough. Of course, it wasn't completely emotionless though; it was still a character dying (kind of). Also, he led the Teller away, but let himself die. He could have easily just continued to run (slow enough that the Teller would follow), to distract the Teller further. Also, surely, after Psi killed himself, considering how long (a really short amount of time) it took the Teller to get from Clara to Psi, the Teller would have just gone back to Clara.

'Guards in Disguise' - As I've said, I'm not too keen on the fact that they survived, because it destroys the earlier emotion. But it was still interesting, and made for a good moment, when they reveal themselves as the guards. However, I'm not sure why they were put in a position to do that. Meaning, why couldn't the Teller have just killed them at that point.

Obviously, with reference to my stated thoughts on the character's deaths, had they actually died, that wouldn't have really fit with the whole 'Doctor being the architect' thing. So I kind of retract that.

Also, a final thing I want to point out that about the episode, not exactly in relevance to this article, is that, that was a really long 20 second timer.







11 hours, 54 minutes ago on 12 Great Moments From Time Heist

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@ColbyOrrick @Ollie Walton Harrod @ColbyOrrick @Ollie Walton Harrod  No.


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I thought everything up to when they get back from Danny's childhood was brilliant. After that however, I don't like how they've (they being the writers) messed with love. By this I mean the way that Clara now knows she will marry Danny and have children. That takes all interest out of their relationship.

Also, the ending was a massive disappointment. It turns out that there never were any creatures, and the Doctor is just basing his theories on a mildly traumatic childhood event. Despite the fact that the creatures have been seen earlier (and it was pretty clear from the noises in the future that they were there).

Also, a minor thing, they did the whole unrealistic 'something slipping out' thing; when Clara accidentally says 'Rupert' to present day Danny. That is something done as a means of furthering the story in comedy films. It is always unrealistic, as no-one is seriously that stupid as to say that; and so I was just disappointed to see Doctor Who sink to that level. Also, they then somehow have Danny able to forgive Clara, without explanation, despite how suspicious it is.

I'm guessing no-one is ging to understand what I meant by that last paragraph, but I know what I mean. Please no-one say "Doctor Who's a sci-fi show, of course it's not realistic", as that's a different kind of realism.

1 day, 11 hours ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen

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'Blink' easily. I don't think 'Listen' stands a chance here. I thought 'Listen' started off really good. But got less interesting, more complicated, and ended up "meh".

3 days, 11 hours ago on Face-Off: Blink vs Listen

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@The8thDoctor @Ollie Walton Harrod Firstly, I know I spelt 'grammar' and 'safeties' wrong. That is what's called a typo. Unfortunately, the edit function is unavailable sometimes, so I couldn't change it. There are a couple of other mistakes in there too.

Secondly, if you thought the point in me writing that was to elevate myself in any way, you missed the point. Did you not read my explanation as to why I wrote it?

There is a difference between misspelling and just not making sense. If someone wants to write out an entire comment in only shortened versions of words like 'tho', I won't correct it, because there's no point. We both understand it, and although it's at times awkward, correcting them is pointless. They know how to spell the word, they are just choosing not to, or they're just really bad at spelling.

On the other hand, when it's an entire word being used out of context, it causes the whole sentence to make no sense. Also, the person misusing words is actually (most likely) thinking they are using them correctly, so by correcting them, you are only helping them.

I doubt you'll actually listen to any of that, and I'm guessing you'd rather just write another comment back. But if you could restrain from trying to elevate yourself that'd be great.










4 days, 13 hours ago on Making Sense of Listen’s Gallifreyan Gallivant

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@JasonTurner If all it takes to get past a time lock is turning off the safties, I don't think it's a very efficient lock.

4 days, 17 hours ago on Making Sense of Listen’s Gallifreyan Gallivant

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I have work to get on with, so I haven't yet read the article. But my opinion on the episode is that it started out really good. For me, it was a potential 'Best Moffat era episode'. But then, about a third of the way throug, it starts to get more complicated, less interesting, and had a disappointing ending. It had a lot of potential, but didn't sustain brilliance throughout.




4 days, 18 hours ago on Listen Review

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I neither loved nor hated this scene. I thought it was alright. I think the episode as a whole, falls after the first 3rd (ish); It started out so good, but got complicated and slightly confusing and had a disappointing ending.


In theory, if it is just the Time War that is time locked, and not all of Gallifrey's existence, why couldn't someone travel to a day before the Time War (or sometime before it) began, and then just wait until it happened.

A gramatical error: In paragraph: 'Perimission Granted', "If you’d had asked me during Series 7B I would of said River Song". It's 'would have'. Not 'would of'. Before any of you start criticising this and saying "Oh Gramar Nazi" or something you consider humorous, know that I usually ignore grammatical errors. It is just because that is one of the few specific errors many people have started making like "better then" instead of 'better than', which is not correcty in any circumstance, and so to prevent every internet user from becoming ignorant, I am writing this.

4 days, 18 hours ago on Making Sense of Listen’s Gallifreyan Gallivant

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@Sephora is Scottish now @Ollie Walton Harrod @Captain Grumpy Yeah. I don't find any 'Doctor Who' episode scary. But other people seem to have been scared of the Gasmask Zombies, the Weeping Angels, even the Clockwork Robots (I thought this would be a longer list, but I can't actually think of any more). Actually, now that I think about it, I remember being freaked out by the Gelth (when possessing dead people) in 'The Unquiet Dead'. Not as much as to turn it off, or look away (I don't think), but still freaky.




1 week, 2 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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@TheCosmicHobo2 I can definitely say that about 'The Idiots Lantern', but then again, I've really come to like every episode (that I previously didn't) of the RTD era over time.




1 week, 2 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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@Arkleseizure I think that's a fairly even analysis. Unlike everyone else who seems to write with 'hating and/or obsessed with' attitudes.

For me: 'The Unquiet Dead', I have always really liked, 'Robot of Sherwood' is very good, though for me isn't as good as 'The Unquiet Dead, 'The Idiots Lantern', I didn't like at the time, but I've come to like it over time, 'Cold War', is good other than the awful CGI of the unmasked head, 'Victory of the Daleks' and 'Night Terrors', I have only seen once on airing, so don't feel I can comment accurately, but I didn't hate either of them, and 'The Crimson Horror', I didn't like really at all. I'm not sure if that is because it is bad, or rather just an episode not for some people, as that is what a few people seem to be saying. I shall rewatch it at some point.










1 week, 2 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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@adfha Whether you like the writer or not, don't criticise his writing skills and claim you know how he thinks as a writer.

I think, he is a decent enough writer. His episodes aren't amazing, but aren't terrible, bar 'The Crimson Horror', which I find awful (though other people seem to love it). The fact that he remains working on the show, shows he's not a dredful writer with no imagination or ambition.

1 week, 2 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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@JJJ567 I don't think people seem able to appreciate 'Love and Monsters'.

1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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@Wardo987uk Of course you're not the only person who loved it. And I don't dislike it. But astounding? Really? What is so astounding about it?

1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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@YaelMoise Oooooh no. The CGI was absolutely awful for the Ice Warriror's Head. It was potentially the worst CGI of modern Doctor Who.

Also, Why? Why do directors, or writers (whoever) feel the need to reveal what doesn't need to be reealed. Mystery is okay people.




I know the other person's said something simialr, but I felt I had to add.

1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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@PaddyB Don't say everybody hates 'Night Terrors'. So many people think it's really good.

1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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@Goudypies Although I disagree generally with your order, thank you for being one of the very few who don't love 'The Crimson Horror'

1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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@YaelMoise @SonicTheHedgehogRules Just saying, from what I've seen 'Nightmare in Silver' is loved by most. It's not a small denomination of people. I don't like it, particularly because the Cybermen can now, apparantely, upgrade almost instantly, against anything. Oh sorry, not everything though. Enemies conveiniently teleporting away and blowing up the planet isn't survivable.




1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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@SonicTheHedgehogRules @YaelMoise I too have had no interest in the episode. I really couldn't get into it. But for me, that doesn't make it average, it makes it boring.

1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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@Thewhovianwhowaited Thank you, someone who agrees with me.

1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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@laviniasmith  Just to clarify: When you say 'The Satan Pit', do you mean both 'The Impossible Planet' and 'The Satan Pit'?

I'm not sure, whether you meant 'The Impossible Planet', as opposed to 'The Beast Below', as, as far as I know, not many people are particularly keen on 'The Beast Below'.

'The Day of the Doctor' - I didn't like. Way overrated.

'Midnight' is clever, but I don't really like it, in comparison to other episodes of the series. Not enough setting, I think, for me.

'Vincent and the Doctor' - Everyone seems to love it, but I think it was quite bad. It was emotional, of course, but still, quite boring, I found.







1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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@YaelMoise @Sephora is Scottish now  I disagree. Then I agree. And then I disagree again.

'Boom Town' has got a very good story, as you say. But i don't see it being appreciated by many, at all. I wouldn't however say that I love it. It's not 'love' worthy, for me.




In terms of 'Aliens of London'/'World War Three': They are in joint favourite of mine, of the series. People usually say that they are bad because of the farting, but it's not like that was put in to be funny. It was given a reason, and although it wasn't completely necessary, it made for tense moments, when you realise something's up.

When I say joint favourites, I can't really decide between 'The Unquiet Dead', 'Aliens of London'/''World War Three' and 'The Empty Child'/'The Doctor Dances'. If I really had to choose, I think I would choose 'Aliens of London'/'World War Three', but I'm not 100% about that.




1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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@Switcharoo @YaelMoise You say "bar 'The Unquiet Dead', of course". But in specific reference to 'of course', I don't see anyone saying 'The Unquiet Dead is the best of Mark Gatiss'. It certainly is for me. But from the lists people have made, I've seen 'The Unquiet Dead' near the middle, or bottom.

1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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@TheDaleksDaughter @bringmeknitting @YaelMoise I'm surprised to have seen anyone to speak up for it.

Not that I don't like it (which is probably what just came across there), but I don't think I have ever seen someone say they like 'Fear Her', and I only remember one person saying they like 'Love and Monsters'.

1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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@TheNightmareChild is LISTENing! @YaelMoise @bringmeknitting There was nothing wrong with the child acting. Why is it when people don't like an episode, or a character, they just decide that the acting is terrible.

As for the episode in general, it wasn't amazing, but it certianly wasn't terrible. I'm not sure why that's an either/or for almost everyone on here. There is an in between.

I can understand why the story could seem nonsensical.

I used to not like 'Fear Her' or 'Love and Monsters'. I've gotten used to them both however. Every episode can't be amazing.




1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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@Captain Grumpy I suppose a young child might be scared, but I don't think it compares to 'The Empty Child' or 'Blink'.

1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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@MeglosProductions Firstly, that's just your opinion. A lot of people like him, and this episode. Secondly, I'm not sure, but I don't think Moffat has much control over who the other writers are.

1 week, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood

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@The One Eyestalk @Ollie Walton Harrod Oh my goodness. That's amazing, thank you. That was the main thing I didn't like too, so thanks for clearing that up.

1 week, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood

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@conallmc2013 @Ollie Walton Harrod I do agree. Very good episode. Different, in a good way, to the previous episodes

1 week, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood

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'The Crimson Horror' - I just found it boring. Really bad villain. I can't even remember the plot, so I can't go into detail about what I didn't like.

'The Name of the Doctor' - So many plot holes. Plus it was quite boring. Not much really happened.

1 week, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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@TardisBoy I still don't know what AI scores are based off.

1 week, 4 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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@TardisBoy every S7 resolution was poor. I think 'Cold War' had the best resolution.

1 week, 4 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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'The Unquiet Dead' easily. The others don't come close.

'Robot of Sherwood' - best of Series 8 so far, in my opinion. But, I am one of the people who doesn't think that Moffat era episodes are really as good as the RTD era episodes. Personal preference; don't leave hate comments against that.

'The Idiots Lantern' - Not the best. But not bad. At the time, I didn't like it, but I've learnt to like it, since.

'Cold War' (the only good episode, in my opinion, of series 7 part 2 - 'The Bells of Saint. John' was alright). In quite a few ways, it feels like a copy of 'Dalek', but it is original enough. So I do quite like it. The one bit I don't like in it, is the awful CGI of the Ice Warrior's unmasked head. The mask didn't even need to be removed. But of course, modern writers can't resist doing that kind of thing.

'Victory of the Daleks' and 'Night Terrors', I can't actually remember too well. I've only seen them both once, upon airing. So I don't feel I can accurately comment on them. I do remember quite a bit more from 'Victory of the Daleks', so I would probably put that above 'Night Terrors'.

'The Crimson Horror' - My least favourite modern 'Doctor Who' episode so far (other than, possibly, 'The Name of the Doctor').

That is, by the way, the order, I'd rank them in (in case that wasn't clear). 





1 week, 4 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes

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@BazHood @gunslinger19 Don't worry, I've read it now. I'm not sure whether that would hvae been better or worse. Probably better. I don't think he deserved the molten gold death.

I tried to post a hyperlink for those who hadn't read about this, but for some reason this site doesn't let me. 

2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood

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@BazHood @gunslinger19 Yeah, that bit confused me, because I don't remember any other reference to him being a cyborg. Please explain. What beheading scene was their going to be?

2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood

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I don't give Doctor Who episodes ranks because I'd find that too hard. And it seems belittling to give nearly every episode 7 or higher, and then just the few episodes you don't like give them 4, or something. But 'Robot of Sherwood' was my favourite episode so far, of this series.


A list of things I didn't like though (***Spoilers*** - duh):

The sonic screwdriver can now make non-explosive things blow up . Way to not be a weapon.

The sheriff shouldn't have died, and the castle been destroyed. It kind of shortened the legend of Robin Hood somewhat. However, that's not a plot hole, or inconsitency, just a personal preference.

Not amazing CGI with the molten gold, but decent enough.

I'm not sure how an arrow in the side of a ship powers it. Wouldn't it have to be in a specific place; like melted into the circuit shaped grooves in the stone or something, like the rest of it.

It's too convenient how the spaceship just happens to bow up as it gets into oribit. If all it was doing was floating in orbit at that point, it wouldn't have needed the engines, and even if the engines did lose power, they wouldn't immediately explode.

The robots were also incredibly stupid, to not realise that their own ship would explode.




2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood

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@Galax @Riker Riker's opinion on Clara may be extreme, but don't bring Rose into this.

People massively over exaggerate how needy Rose was.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Deep Breath

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@LucasW I wouldn't really use 'The Christmas Invasion' as a comparison with any non Christmas episode. As it's meant to be a fun, lighthearted thing, because it's Christmas.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath

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@NeilColes overused. I wish they'd stop with the referencing.

3 weeks ago on Examining Series 8’s New Title Sequence

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@Merganman4 The 2005 - 2007 titles are different from the Christmas 2007 - 2009 titles.

3 weeks ago on Examining Series 8’s New Title Sequence

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@Master Michael Moon @Doctor When Series 7 part 1's titles were an improvement, I thought. I thought the colour changing bits made it more interesting. And as for part 2's titles, I like them also. I'm not a fan of the cloud version of the time vortex.

3 weeks ago on Examining Series 8’s New Title Sequence

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@mrclever  'The Day of the Doctor''s use of a small section ofthe original intro was a really big let down for me. I was hoping for either a completely new one, or a mix up of all of them.



3 weeks ago on Examining Series 8’s New Title Sequence

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@Doctor When no. that's just being silly. There was nothing wrong with the Series 7 part 1 or 2's graphics.

3 weeks ago on Examining Series 8’s New Title Sequence

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@dancedj2k Perfect is a stretch. The CGI is terrible. And the speech is cliche. The storyline isn't that great either. The story arc setup meant that the episode wasn't properly explained until a later point, by which time I had lost interest.

I completely disagree that with a new Doctor should be a new companion. There was nothing wrong with that at all.

3 weeks ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath

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@CaptainKipper @Ollie Walton Harrod I heard he created a concept version, and sent it in to the BBC, or something like that, and they liked it.


When I say 'fans who go on to work on the show', I mean people like Russell T. Davies and Peter Capaldi, who were fans of 'Doctor Who' as a child, and then grew up to work at the BBC, making it.

By 'fans at home who contribute' I'm talking about the fans who think they know what's best for the programme, and so try and change/shape things despite having no experience.

Obviously the programme is in the hands of the BBC! I'm not saying otherwise! So there's no need to overreact and exclamation mark! I'm just saying I think it'd be best if fan contribution is limited.

3 weeks ago on Examining Series 8’s New Title Sequence

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@Exxilon5 @Oncoming_Badger Well masterpiece is very extreme. The CGI's terrible, and the speech is cliche. The story's not that great either. - just my opinion

3 weeks ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath

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@Timeywimey Stuff I didn't like the 'The Eleventh Hour' story arc set up. It meant that the episode wasn't properly explained until later, by which time I had lost interest.

'Deep Breath' on the other hand, has introduced a story arc, that doesn't affect the first episode, other than the villain's current whereabouts. 

3 weeks ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath

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