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October 7th, 2018 192 comments

What Did You Think of The Woman Who Fell To Earth?

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

We don’t get aliens in Sheffield. In a South Yorkshire city, Ryan Sinclair, Yasmin Khan and Graham O’Brien are about to have their lives changed forever, as a mysterious woman, unable to remember her own name, falls from the night sky.

Can they believe a word she says? And can she help solve the strange events taking place across the city?



The Complete Series 11 DVD, Blu-ray and steelbook are available to order in the UK from www.amazon.co.uk. The DVD and Blu-ray are available to order in the USA from www.amazon.com


192 comments

  • Pats86

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:53pm

    I don’t do social network, how is it being thought of on there?

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    • Lorraine

      October 7th, 2018 - 9:11pm

      I don’t do Twitter either but I would think this is something younger viewers may be into. It looks like they are so far more accepting of the new feel of the programme but I think we guessed that would be the case Pats68

    • R1ch1e

      October 7th, 2018 - 9:18pm

      It’s doing well on Twitter guys!

    • booboo

      October 7th, 2018 - 9:32pm

      the hard core fans tend to be on forums etc and looking around the polls including here they are in the most part well in favour

    • Lorraine

      October 7th, 2018 - 9:21pm

      Sorry for transposing the 6 and the 8

  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:52pm

    Mmmm average episode
    Not sure how i’m feeling about the new cast too early to say for me
    I wasn’t as thrilled with this as previous doctor openers… but will reserve judgement!

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  • lex

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:51pm

    Seriously they decide to move it to sunday to keep it at a static time then for ep #2 they move it 10 mins.. great planning

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    • Dan23

      October 7th, 2018 - 8:57pm

      Well this episode was an hour long other episodes will be not that long.

  • Pats86

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:50pm

    Your quiet BooBoo, what did you think?

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    • booboo

      October 7th, 2018 - 8:53pm

      to busy posting about Barbie Dolls

    • Pats86

      October 7th, 2018 - 8:57pm

      Of all the replys I never expected that?

    • booboo

      October 7th, 2018 - 9:02pm

      nor me, but i wasn’t kidding

    • Pats86

      October 7th, 2018 - 9:04pm

      Neck is a bit thin but other than that I like it.

    • whovian

      October 7th, 2018 - 9:13pm

      I actually said something like that would happen. Barbie as the Doctor. I have a feeling that the price is going to put me off though

    • Lorraine

      October 7th, 2018 - 9:17pm

      Yep they are definitely angling for the young girl audience. I’m a Barbie Girl etc.etc. Won’t be adding this to my collection. Not realistic no dark roots.

    • R1ch1e

      October 7th, 2018 - 9:24pm

      While we’re talking Barbie though, if anybody in here is familiar with the American sitcom called Scrubs, she looks just like a character called Elliot in about its 4th season. Especially without the coat

  • Anonymous

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:50pm

    Thirteen Words, huh? (It’s on the Doctor Who Channel, except for this episode)
    1. Brilliant
    2. Astonishing
    3.,4. Absolutely Fantastic
    5.,6.,7. I am Speechless
    8. Beautiful
    9.,10.11.,12.,13. Really Excited for next week!

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  • Graham Bury

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:47pm

    Sorry didn’t like it felt more like a spin off like Class than Dr Who, hopefully things will improve next week.
    Need a fix of properrors Dr Who to recover lol

    Reply
    • Dan23

      October 7th, 2018 - 8:55pm

      The new showrunner wanted to do Doctor Who as a reboot but the BBC managers said no.

    • Lorraine

      October 7th, 2018 - 10:05pm

      But he did it anyway

  • Dave

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:46pm

    I’ve watched doctor who since it started, love it, I had a feeling the new doctor would be a woman but I thought it was gonna be Clara, jenna Coleman. Shocked, but Dr. Jodie Whittaker did a fantastic job. My two favorite dr.s though were Tom Baker, and Dave Tannant
    I didn’t like Mat Smith at first but I think I was so upset over losing Dave. But Mat pulled it off and did great!

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  • Pats86

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:40pm

    Average at best, like the new companions and Jodie as the Doctor is going to take time but I always expected this.
    2
    The vilan looked like an original Power Ranger, cheap.

    The story was rushed as others have already said, but it was better than Deep Breath for sure.

    It doesn’t feel right to me having a female Doctor but I won’t give up on the show and will give Jodie time to prove me wrong, or not?

    Overall 5/10 far from a classic but then again most new Doctor episode’s are difficult to watch because of having to get used to the new Time Lord.

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    • Dan23

      October 7th, 2018 - 8:44pm

      The vilan: its voice sounded familiar to something they’ve used before. Sound When it wallked reminded me of Cybermen.

    • the patient

      October 7th, 2018 - 8:51pm

      To be honest, the vilans voice reminded me of the shadow kin from class. But it annoyed me because it reminded my mum to get a dentist apointment.

    • Pats86

      October 7th, 2018 - 8:55pm

      LOL the patient, best comment so far 🙂

    • Tim M

      October 7th, 2018 - 9:00pm

      The villain looked like and sounded like something from comedy ‘Red Dwarf’!

  • alanjeff10

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:40pm

    Sorry thought the storyline weak and disjointed. The new doctor will take time to assume the roll but will find it hard if the scripts don’t improve. New villain was good but had a weak background. The villain will no doubt will return.

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    • The Doctor Will See You Now

      October 10th, 2018 - 5:02pm

      I think that a weak plot is to be expected for an opening regeneration episode. The whole focus is on establishing the new Doctor, their personality, the tone and in this case, new companions, so the storyline has to take a backseat.

  • Carl

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:35pm

    What utter tripe the BBC have turned a once loved show into a cash cow .we were not given a voice we were told this or nothing and I would have preferred they finished the show so wrong .also in the history of it Matt Smith should have been the last doctor but money Rules .what a sellout this will never be Dr Who.

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    • Anonymous

      October 7th, 2018 - 8:51pm

      What didn’t you like about it?

    • Anonymous

      October 7th, 2018 - 9:07pm

      Can’t help but agree. I tried to keep an open mind but in the end i was bored to death.

    • Waterloo Curve

      October 8th, 2018 - 7:00am

      Agreed Carl. Dreadful episode and a good indicator of what’s coming I expect.

      I’ll see myself out …

    • Lightningboy

      October 8th, 2018 - 11:40am

      All to true sadly..it’s all blatantly aimed at the “Doctor Who started in 2005” audience…make me the “show-runner” & i’ll sort it out.

    • disappointed

      October 9th, 2018 - 2:41pm

      I’m with Carl. Thirteen day run-up for this? The last couple of seasons has been more of a platform for the introduction of contemporary social issues. If this premiere is any indication of what is to come The Doctor is truly gone. I prefer my science fiction free of political correctness and social justice inferences.

    • R1ch1e

      October 10th, 2018 - 5:47pm

      Lightningboy just out of curiosity what would you do if you were showrunner?

    • Pats86

      October 10th, 2018 - 8:32pm

      R1ch1e do you really need to ask? He would turf out the PC agenda and put a stop to the SJL elements, both pretty much similar I think.
      He would then put right the wrongs he feels has ruined the shows cannon.
      I say he and if wrong my apologies Lightninboy.

    • R1ch1e

      October 12th, 2018 - 8:36am

      Thank you! Was just curious!

  • Judooning

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:32pm

    Well that was brilliant. I mean I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to see something change so much. Its definitely for the better.
    Jodie is amazing. Love her.
    The companions are also much better than I thought.
    Well done Chibnall

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    • Anonymous

      October 7th, 2018 - 8:39pm

      I know it’s Brilliant!, right? (I know know that exclamation mark comma isn’t grammatically correct

  • The Living Shadow

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:31pm

    Really exciting! I love all the characters already and Jodie’s Doctor can carry a scene amazingly! I loved seeing the screwdriver being built (the soundtrack during that scene was beautiful) and the Doctor’s outfit being picked was really fun. Also this episode still leaves some things to be desired in the best kind of way – I can’t wait to watch next week!

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  • Dalek Eye Stalk

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:30pm

    Good story, but took a while to get going. Was a bit bored early on, some of the dialogue was cliche and some of the acting was rather wooden, and some of that was from Bradley Walsh! I think Doctor Who needs a rest.

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  • Lorraine

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:25pm

    It was a fair start. Villain was somewhat lame but episode visually excellent. I like the companions already and the manner in which they were introduced to us. Yet it does not feel like Doctor Who and I can’t quite figure out why. This has nothing to do with it being a new actor in the role. So we are back to her having no relatives so no Gallifrey and the immense back history. Jodie was okay but I wish they had picked an actor who grew up loving the programme like Tennant. As an episode of Sarah Jane it was superb. As a first episode of a new Who era it was okay if you take away the special effects and concentrate on the story. The background music was good and not intrusive but supportive of the action. It is a reboot whatever they say.

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  • Colin B

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:19pm

    Im going to be hated for this.

    Music – Excellent which harks back to the old style dr who

    Story – not bad with excellent effects, direction, tense and moody

    Villain – was solid and scary at first but ended up being too silly to be serious just another cheater with no credible threat.

    Companions – Graham O’Brien was good but Ryan Sinclair was the best, and Yasmin Khan sort of reminds me of bill potts as always asking questions which was good. (loved Bill Potts)

    Dr Who – I still think it should still be a male. Jodi Whittaker put in a fine performance but I still cant see her as the Doctor. But then I had a hard time trying to get my head round this missy/master role

    Overall – 5/10

    Hopefully next week may change my mind

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    • R1ch1e

      October 7th, 2018 - 8:37pm

      Your never going to be hated for having an opinion my friend

    • Anonymous

      October 7th, 2018 - 8:43pm

      Just don’t say that in Twitter

    • Pats86

      October 7th, 2018 - 8:44pm

      Nothing wrong with a critical opinion Colin B, I agree with all your comments.

    • Lorraine

      October 7th, 2018 - 9:07pm

      I agree with you Colin.

  • Jamie Ferguson

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:17pm

    Was bored but like the theme

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  • Anonymous

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:16pm

    Just Ok

    Took me about 20 minutes to get into it. Jodie annoyed me for the first half but I fell in love with her the second she said I am the Doctor.

    I felt a lot of the interactions where rushed, but the case had great chemistry, though meeting and become best friends on the same night I just impossible. But I enjoyed the cast especially Bradley Walsh.

    The Opening felt rushed and there wasn’t much room to breathe. Personally post regeneration stories need time to breath. Like the doctor I don’t know settling down for chips and chatting. I would have preferred if the time span of the episode was over a period of days instead of one night.

    The villain was werid, really werid, and the movation was really werid, and what was with the whole brother looking for his sister just forgottom. Though I am glad Jodie never pushed him of the crane, cause that would be too dark.

    And why did Grace die, after one episode, there was so much you could have done with her character. And the funeral scene was just jarring

    Also and where were the titles, I was literally waiting for them to come on and no.

    And the trailer for future episodes was werid

    But I enjoyed the episode. I accept Jodie as the doctor, and couldn’t care less what gender she is, i enjoyed a little more darkness towards the end, and the changing scene in the charity shop was just great, as it proves Doctor’s Clothes can come from everywhere,

    But the directions saves the episode, feels like a brand new show, just the night lights of Sheffield are beautiful

    Just pacing flaws, Tonal shift and jodie’s Performance for half of it is all that is wrong, can’t wait for next week.

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    • Anonymous

      October 7th, 2018 - 8:42pm

      It was said there wouldn’t be credits for number 1

    • Anonymous

      October 7th, 2018 - 8:52pm

      I mean Titles

  • Simon W

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:10pm

    Brilliant Best story. Better than any story from most of series 8 and all of series 9. I did tell people to wait for this story and they might like the Dr as a lady and not hold judgement over the show and not to quit watching because of that. I think she’s a breath of fresh air the show needed.

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  • DannyTheNerd

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:05pm

    It was fantastic!

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  • Simon W

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:05pm

    Brilliant best in story since series some of series 8 and all of series 9. I did tell people to give her a chance she might be brilliant. Cant wait for the rest of this season.

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    • Anonymous

      October 7th, 2018 - 8:08pm

      Even heaven sent.

  • R1ch1e

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:03pm

    My goodness me! That was ASTONISHING! I mean don’t get me wrong, I’m a little gutted there was no TARDIS but I’m the narrative of the story it’s absence worked.
    Jodie was great. So were the companions.
    I didn’t feel it was perfect, but then no episode is. It was a marked improvement on Deep Breath.
    I now think this is going to be a great series

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    • R1ch1e

      October 7th, 2018 - 8:19pm

      I also love that it has all top 5 hashtags trending on twitter. Including Tom Shaw lol

  • Who rules

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:03pm

    This will be my only comment, then I’m not even going to look here anymore. For me, I loved it. Production looked good, the music was atmospheric and the theme so like the original. The companions are excellent and I’m looking forward to the doctor finding the tardis. As for Jodie, I never had a problem with her, she is a great actress. She makes a great doctor, like some others I took to her instantly, Sylvester McCoy, Matt Smith, as soon as i saw and heard them I loved them, Jodie was the same. Someone mentioned that they thought she overacted a bit, but to be honest most of the actors playing the doctor have at some point. Tennant did and so did Tom baker in his later years. It’s the nature of the role. All in all a great start.

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  • Exterminator

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:02pm

    At last, the old theme tune returns and what a great cliffhanger ending. I actually can’t wait to see how they get out of this one.

    The episode was a good series opener, Jodie is brilliant. I loved The Dr saying the sonic was part Sheffield steel but where did the crystal emitter come from? She just finds a case full of them in that garage? Also, it didn’t rotate! (Yet)

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    • Anonymous

      October 7th, 2018 - 8:04pm

      Crystal was taken from alien pod (presumably!)

    • Exterminator

      October 7th, 2018 - 8:12pm

      Oh ok that does makes sense, but they should’ve shown her removing the crystal from the alien pod and not an old wooden case.

    • Exterminator

      October 7th, 2018 - 10:17pm

      I think the guy who’s garage they’re in might’ve kept the crystals and alien tech in that wooden case from when his sister was taken 7 years prior.

      That would explain how he knew where to find this pod too because he’s already examined one and kept parts of it maybe?

    • Exterminator

      October 7th, 2018 - 10:25pm

      Can I just add as well, I loved that they took the Dr to a charity shop to get the new costume. I thought that was a nice touch.

  • DalekAgent

    October 7th, 2018 - 8:01pm

    This episode was absolutely BRILLIANT!, a great start to a new series and of course a new Doctor, i cant wait for the rest of the series,

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  • CubicTurtle

    October 7th, 2018 - 7:57pm

    This was actually very good. I didn’t mind the doctor being a woman but it took some getting used to. But she did an amazing job and I think I’m really going to like her. The series feels very different compared to the last seasons, which I like, it was time for a change. The only thing I’m not yet sure about is the music. What I heard was very good but I loved Murray Gold’s work so much, I listened to it all the time.

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  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    October 7th, 2018 - 7:55pm

    8/10.

    Not as good as ‘Rose’ or ‘The Eleventh Hour’, but a better start than ‘Deep Breath’.

    A solid start to the series!

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  • T.A

    October 7th, 2018 - 7:55pm

    Honestly a solid start, really enjoyed the beginning, i did find it a bit boring at certain parts and the villain wasn’t the best. Jodie and the others did a great job. My only complaint with Jodie is her overacting at certain points is annoying, but it his her first episode, I just really want to see the intro sequence and the tardis. Chibnall you start good don’t let us down.

    7/10

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  • whovian

    October 7th, 2018 - 7:54pm

    Epic

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    • whovian

      October 7th, 2018 - 8:08pm

      And liking the new theme. So much better than the screeching of the Capaldi theme. I need to find to download as I need it as my new ringtone

  • the patient

    October 7th, 2018 - 7:51pm

    I actually enjoyed this episode. A great start for 13.

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  • When The Doctor Was Me

    October 7th, 2018 - 7:51pm

    Wow wow wow!
    Electrifying
    Emotional
    Adventure
    Funny
    Relatable
    Abosultly outstanding! And I love how we still no so little!
    Jodie you are amazing!!!

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