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October 22nd, 2016 54 comments

What did You Think of Class Episode 1?

It’s a new term at Coal Hill Academy, and students are preparing for their Autumn Prom. But when the school comes under attack from the monstrous Shadow Kin, four alienated students must form an unlikely alliance to defeat them.

Charlie, April, Ram and Tanya, assisted by their physics teacher Miss Quill, are now charged with a great responsibility by the mysterious alien known as ‘The Doctor’: to guard against the creatures of nightmare, who want nothing more than to find a way through to Earth and take it for their own.

And this incursion is only the beginning…



Class is available to order on DVD or blu-ray from www.amazon.co.uk

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54 comments

  • Cheesypie

    January 1st, 2017 - 1:30pm

    It had unfunny childish humour, it was slow paced and just dreadful

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  • fiona ting

    October 27th, 2016 - 11:17am

    iam think class is wonderful spin off of doctor who for aduit and childern to watch
    it

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    • Jordan Scott

      March 4th, 2017 - 11:29am

      Erm… no its certainly not for children!

  • xanderwhovian

    October 26th, 2016 - 5:31pm

    it’s just occured to me that since the this show refers to the rip in space and time as “the crack”, it’s really unfortunate that there’s a character called “ram” in it, because if ever there’s an episode where ram enters the rip in space and time, it leaves the show wide open to a whole bunch of “ram in the crack” jokes XD

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  • Doctor Stu

    October 24th, 2016 - 11:25pm

    Just noticed a ‘W. Tardif’ and Susan foreman on the honors board in episode 1

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  • Doctor Stu

    October 24th, 2016 - 11:11pm

    Could Charlie use the gun in episode 1 because he was the prince of the Rodia (pretty sure that’s a Star Wars planet) and it wouldn’t kill him if he used it I’ve forgotten if it was explained or not. I don’t understand why the gun kills both shooter and victim

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    • Exterminator

      October 25th, 2016 - 9:17am

      I think Charlie can use the gun when ever he wants because it once belonged to his people. Miss Quill can only fire it if she’s using it to protect Charlie (that’s why it vaporised that other student). I think?

    • Doctor Stu

      October 25th, 2016 - 10:42am

      Ok thank you

    • 100,000BC

      October 25th, 2016 - 11:47am

      I think the gun has different settings. When the shadow creature links itself to a person the gun must be set to kill both the victim and the shadow otherwise it doesn’t work because they are linked. Before the shadow creatures have linked themselves to a victim they can be killed by the other setting on the gun.

    • Doctor Stu

      October 25th, 2016 - 12:15pm

      Oh yeh that makes sense thank you both :mrgreen:

  • Oliver Smith

    October 24th, 2016 - 12:07pm

    Im curious, when the Doctor saw the names list and it reads Oswald, C, why did it appear that he remembered it? Didnt Clara wipe his memory of her in Hell Bent just before she left with Ashildr?

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    • Anonymous

      October 24th, 2016 - 12:40pm

      He’d still remember Susan, not to mention Danny Pink who is also on the list.

      Besides he still knows *of* Clara. He can’t remember her but can remember everything else that happened around her so he can piece together things from the hole she left behind.

    • Doctor Stu

      October 24th, 2016 - 11:09pm

      He knows the name Clara Oswald as somebody he used to know but he wouldn’t remember the face I don’t think but then again Steven moffatt has a habit of brushing things under the carpet so I wouldn’t be surprised if he remembers her perfectly well some time in the future without explanation

  • Anonymous

    October 23rd, 2016 - 7:55pm

    Its not until you watch something like this that you realise just how clever the writing is in Doctor Who (the writers have to figure out how to engage children, teens, YA and oldies). I know this is aimed at the YA age group so its no suprise that as an older fan I struggled to engage with the characters and the plot.

    However, from the comments this does seem to have hit its target audience which is a success. I wish it the best of luck but I won’t be tuning in again.

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  • The Dalek Whovian

    October 23rd, 2016 - 7:10pm

    Who would of thought that a spin off set in Coal Hill School would be so interesting? The characters are brilliant. This show has great potential. Hopefully it does not limit itself with it being stuck in one setting

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    • Anonymous

      October 25th, 2016 - 6:46pm

      Ep 3 appears to be set out and about the streets/other public places also, Londons a big city, I’m sure they won’t limit themselves too much.

    • The Dalek Whovian

      October 25th, 2016 - 8:23pm

      That’s good

  • thewhoman

    October 23rd, 2016 - 12:36am

    The governors.. That brings up an interesting topic.. Ian was/is Chairman of the governors… And Mr armhatige said not to upset the governors… What if the governors are the doctors secret army that watch over the school..? Or, coal hill has been infiltrated by robot assassins that are hunting the doctor..? But why would the Ofsted inspector of wanted ‘miss quill’ if they were after the doctor? Maybe they are some sort of new intergalactic police making sure there isn’t another zygon incident and they want Charlie and miss quill since they’re not from earth?

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  • Doctor Stu

    October 23rd, 2016 - 12:23am

    I thought it was really good I’d read all the negative reviews but tbh it was better than some of the episodes in series 9 of Doctor who. Rams leg tho and I think Charlie is my new favourite character

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  • Dalekparadigm2

    October 22nd, 2016 - 11:48pm

    Excellent. I only sort of saw the negative reviews but physically watching it was fab. Ram’s having a time of it, April’s having a time of it and, well, Capaldi… those are the three standouts. Oh and Prince Private School guy (name escapes me…)

    Only criticism is that the camera work doing all that jump cut zooming on April got a little irritating. I know it was like a heartbeat but still, what? Title sequence is cool though…

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    • Dalekparadigm2

      October 22nd, 2016 - 11:49pm

      Episode 2 looks a tad gory, but then, Ram being covered in his girlfriend’s blood was, well, brought back happy nightmares about Torchwood

  • Anonymous

    October 22nd, 2016 - 11:09pm

    What does everyone think of the title sequence?

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    • Doctor Stu

      October 23rd, 2016 - 12:47am

      It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be

    • The Living Shadow

      October 23rd, 2016 - 1:06am

      I’m not sure about te song choice, but I quite like the visuals

  • prototype dalek

    October 22nd, 2016 - 8:51pm

    Thought it was quite good actually, shall definitely keep watching!

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  • DoctorSong2016

    October 22nd, 2016 - 8:22pm

    Is it just me who thought it was genius how when April was imagining Rhodia, because he said they were nerdy intellectuals, she imagined them wearing school uniforms?

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    • thewhoman

      October 23rd, 2016 - 12:30am

      Unless they actually wore school uniforms and that was charley remembering

    • Anonymous

      October 23rd, 2016 - 6:37am

      I thought you were amercian so how did you watch it?

    • Anonymous

      October 23rd, 2016 - 8:01am

      You can watch it using a proxy or on certain sites on the internet. That’s how I saw it

    • Anonymous

      October 23rd, 2016 - 10:25am

      That’s illegal by the way

    • Anonymous

      October 23rd, 2016 - 7:57pm

      Someone call the police lmao

  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    October 22nd, 2016 - 7:10pm

    I actually quite liked it. I think itll get better as it goes, but as first episodes go it was pretty strong. I like all the characters and it wasn’t cringy at all.

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  • Badwolf99

    October 22nd, 2016 - 6:30pm

    I’m in Ireland ,where can I watch it?

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  • Koquillian

    October 22nd, 2016 - 3:39pm

    is anyone else just extremely annoyed William Russell was not in it? Even for a scene or two! So annoying, he could have met the doctor again. Missed opportunity.

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    • booboo

      October 22nd, 2016 - 4:25pm

      still a chance

  • Exterminator

    October 22nd, 2016 - 3:19pm

    I’m actually surprised at how much I liked Class. I was so underwhelmed when I heard about the Coal Hill School spin off, I thought it would be just more annoying kids that couldn’t act. I’m happy to say I was wrong.

    I think this is proof that Doctor Who should move with the times and get a bit more ‘adult’ too, I want to see blood and gore and more terror in Doctor who. Why should it be only allowed in spin offs? Most of the best shows on tv (game of thrones, walking dead) have adult content and are so much better for it. Yes I know it’s always been a family show but I’m willing to bet 3 quarters of the people that watch dr who are teens/adults anyway.

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    • Doctor Stu

      October 23rd, 2016 - 12:51am

      Doctor who used to have lots of dark themes and death (not gore as you said it’s a family show) in series 1-4 and the specials (basically everything Russell T Davies) but now it seems as if it’s gotten more for younger kids. It’s gone the opposite of Harry Potter as the films got darker and became more for teens doctor who was dark and is now more for kids

    • Doctor Stu

      October 23rd, 2016 - 12:53am

      I wish it was darker and gorier too but it’s not likely to happen unless it shifts really steadily like the trend of swear words slipping into soaps like coronation street and eastenders if anyone gets what I’m trying to say. It would be like that but with doctor who getting slightly darker as each series passes by

    • Anonymous

      October 25th, 2016 - 1:21am

      Kids that can’t act? It’s usually young adults (around 18-25) who play teenagers in TV shows. Maybe it’s because you thought of the series jungle episode with those younger annoying kids, but because the teenagers were in sixth form, I knew the acting would be good. Because I watch stuff like The Inbetweeners, Some Girls and Bad Education, which are about teenagers in year 11/sixth form, I knew the acting in Class would be good

  • The Outcast

    October 22nd, 2016 - 3:09pm

    It was ok. Not really my cup of tea.

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  • DannyTheNerd

    October 22nd, 2016 - 2:53pm

    Loved it.

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  • BiggerOnTheInside

    October 22nd, 2016 - 2:22pm

    Absolutely brilliant!! Loved every second!!

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  • Anonymous

    October 22nd, 2016 - 11:54am

    That was pretty bad.

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  • The Surgeon

    October 22nd, 2016 - 11:53am

    Very very good I thought

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  • Anonymous

    October 22nd, 2016 - 11:53am

    Has a lot of potential but wasn’t the greatest of starts. Certainly better than the star

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    • Anonymous

      October 22nd, 2016 - 11:54am

      *start Torchwood had.

      (Sorry about the break, website seems to be playing up at the moment for some reason).

  • Judooning

    October 22nd, 2016 - 11:45am

    Beyond brilliant! It seems so weird to see such gory scenes in a show that the Doctor is involved in. Love it!

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  • Anonymous

    October 22nd, 2016 - 11:32am

    Will the episodes be aired on bbc1?

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    • booboo

      October 22nd, 2016 - 11:40am

      at some stage i think

  • Savethecoffeeboysavetheworld

    October 22nd, 2016 - 11:00am

    Anybody else see that it said s. Foreman on that board thing with Clara’s name on

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    • booboo

      October 22nd, 2016 - 11:20am

      yes saw that

    • Exterminator

      October 22nd, 2016 - 3:33pm

      I want to know what happened to Ian, his name was on the board in the 50th anniversary Ep as headmaster.

    • 100,000BC

      October 22nd, 2016 - 7:49pm

      He was chair of governors I think, not headmaster.

    • Exterminator

      October 23rd, 2016 - 12:12pm

      My mistake.

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