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October 14th, 2018 90 comments

Poll – What Did You Think of The Ghost Monument?

Now that the second episode of series 11 has aired what did you think? Was it everything you had hoped for or not what you expected.

Still reeling from their first encounter, can the Doctor and her new friends stay alive long enough, in a hostile alien environment , to solve the mystery of Desolation? And just who are Angstrom and Epzo?


  • Anonymous

    October 14th, 2018 - 10:08pm

    I thought there was supposed to be no story arcs this year!


    October 14th, 2018 - 9:56pm

    Honestly did nothing for me.

  • Dominic

    October 14th, 2018 - 9:45pm

    Loved the episode. But the companions still haven’t made me feel like I can connect with them yet, their reactions to mostly everything just feel a bit underwhelming. And not impressed with the new composer, the music isn’t really adding anything. But I’m loving Jodie as the Doctor, she’s brilliant! And the new TARDIS looks great.

  • Anonymous

    October 14th, 2018 - 9:27pm

    Would this mean the series kind off has a story arc

  • Lorraine

    October 14th, 2018 - 9:24pm

    Yes that was much better. I am getting the feel of it all now. Really like the Tardis interior. Liking how the companions are coming together. No not new best friends still can’t accept that! The music in the background is good and doesn’t overkill the narrative and I like the title music and whirlpool effects. Still hate the Mattell Barbie doll but that is merchandising. Give me a 5.5 Jamie companion and I might even forgive that travesty. 7.5. Husband says 4 but we must give him time. He still doesn’t think Jodie is strong enough and believable in the role. He wishes Olivia Coleman had taken it on.


    October 14th, 2018 - 9:04pm

    Thought it was all right, and an improvement on last week. Although the villain was lacking the build up was good as were the visuals. Not sure about all the characters yet, still don’t think I really know them yet, but that’ll change with time. Not bad. Not a fan of the new Tardis at the moment with the giant crystals, they seem to encircle the console and look like some giant spider

  • the ergon

    October 14th, 2018 - 9:00pm

    And No story arc. So we get ‘The Timeless child?’.


    October 14th, 2018 - 8:42pm

    And the doctor always referred to his granddaughter as child…

  • the ergon

    October 14th, 2018 - 8:42pm

    The orangeness of those crystalline pillars remind me of the 2005 logo.

  • Tyler Prescott

    October 14th, 2018 - 8:29pm

    You could argue that Susan wasn’t a friend of the Doctor’s, as she was related to him, and wasn’t a companion, as she didn’t join and leave like the others.

  • Judooning

    October 14th, 2018 - 8:29pm

    Another great episode! And we now know the Sontarans aren’t returning 😉
    Jodie on top form again. And seems we’ve got our first hint at the story ark, the timeless child. Is it the doctor herself? A past character or a upcoming character? Can’t wait to find out.
    Oh and I’m in love with the tardis. Reminds me a bit of the 8th Drs console with those looking arches connecting the console unit to the outer areas.

  • doctorsmith12

    October 14th, 2018 - 8:23pm

    IDK. something about it seems werid. then again, i said that about the Smith/Capaldi interior. my mind might change. maybe because it is this second brand new


    October 14th, 2018 - 8:14pm

    Timeless child? Chibnall said key word of series was family? First episode Jodie mentions her family? Could someone like Susan return? Chibnall said no returning villains, no mention of past friends and companions. (Me hoping a lot). Loved that episode, better than I expected and it felt a tad more who than last week. 2 strong episodes so far and looking forward to the next 2 episodes!!

  • Anonymous

    October 14th, 2018 - 8:06pm

    Brilliant opening title sequence. Liked the reference to the Stenza & the unusual South African filming locations, that I personally had never seen before in anything. Clever use of the Tardis as the Ghost Monument with the final reveal of the Police Box Exterior leading into the muted tones crystal effect Interior. Looking forward to either a 13th. Tardis or preferably a 13th. Tardis Interior Playset. Also happy that they have toned down the ‘Coming Next’ with just a couple of brief scenes; which I much prefer, leaving a Full Trailer till after the show has finished.

  • whovian

    October 14th, 2018 - 8:04pm

    For me, the best part of the episode was the end seeing the TARDIS interior. Was actually bored and wondering when it was going to start. But I won’t let that deter me from the rest of the series. On another note, and I really hate to say this, I don’t like the new intro: it just felt rushed and not very good

  • the ergon

    October 14th, 2018 - 8:03pm

    I wanted the doctors face to fade in/out at the opening credits.

  • DannyTheNerd

    October 14th, 2018 - 8:02pm

    It was decent enough. I really like the new titles, and the Tardis looks a lot better than those leaked pics.

  • The Living Shadow

    October 14th, 2018 - 8:00pm

    A very strong episode! Really loving the characters, although I’m still hoping that Yasmine will get more attention next episode! I loved how they conveyed the connection between the Doctor and the Tardis. Once again I think that this episode was shot and directed beautifully, with lovely big open sets that really help me feel immersed into the settings.

  • Mark Belsom.

    October 14th, 2018 - 7:57pm

    Venusian Akido is back. Good episode,new interior is not bad. Looks like this series is going to be quite dark.

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    October 14th, 2018 - 7:55pm

    I absolutely loved that! Easily a 9/10. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • The Master

    October 14th, 2018 - 7:55pm

    Funny no pre-title sequence scene I wonder if it will be the normal, new titles quite good, love the theme tune.

  • the ergon

    October 14th, 2018 - 7:55pm

    Was it the interior low lighting?

  • Graham

    October 14th, 2018 - 7:54pm

    Really wanted to like this episode after being disappointed last week but through out still didn’t seem like the Doctor Who programme is love. Was good see the tardis at the end, hopefully next week will win me over.

  • The Master

    October 14th, 2018 - 7:53pm

    Another good episode the doctor kept strong throughout ! Awesome tardis introduction, it’a very organic looking I like it ! Good show love the new tardis crew.

  • T.A

    October 14th, 2018 - 7:51pm

    Way better episode then TWWFTE, Jodie was much better, less overacting which worked much better for her and she was less like Matt and David, the compaions were really good, Yasmin and Graham were much better in this and Ryan was such as good or better then before, the new tardis interior looks good but the back ground and the main console feel a bit bland, maybe I just need more time with it and the intro sequence is good but it needs to be longer, might they cut so next week we have the tardis in it. After last weeks episode I was still in the middle, but after this episode I’m hopeful again, but I’m still going to wait for more episodes to come out, and make a clearer judgement.


  • Rikki Krystal

    October 14th, 2018 - 7:50pm

    Not Bad,not bad at all

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    October 14th, 2018 - 7:49pm

    Much like episode 1, charaters were the highlight, over the story. But still enjoyed it. Jodie and the gang are a joy to watch. Lovely way to reintroduce the TARDIS as well. Speaking of which it’s new exterior looks stunning on screen. The interior however, i’m not a fan…yet. It may grow on me! I sure hope so anyway. Some nice features for the console. The spinning TARDIS shapped crystal and the hour glass were nice. The title sequence was really nice as well. Refreshing to have something that has no TARDIS and just classic warping shapes. Oh and how the episode name booms onto the screen was great.
    Enjoying this a lot so far!

  • Who rules

    October 14th, 2018 - 7:47pm

    Loved it. Jodie was brilliant and I love the tardis interior. A mix of the 1996 tv movie with the 2005 coral tardis. Great fun, great acting.

  • CubicTurtle

    October 14th, 2018 - 7:47pm

    I enjoyed this one a bit less than TWWFTE, but really enjoyed the companions development. Also, I really like the TARDIS, inside and outside. And the cooke dispenser made me chuckle. I wonder omic those are going to be her jelly babies. Really interested in next WEEK’s episode, the Teaser looks good.

  • doctorsmith12

    October 14th, 2018 - 7:46pm

    Dont know how i felt about this one. Was a bit let down with the new Tardis as well