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  • Anonymous

    December 20th, 2016 - 4:26am

    Look I you want to go out and trash talk a tv show go out and not do it on an app that people want to use to find out what’s going on

  • Anonymous

    December 1st, 2016 - 5:56pm

    This is why I prefer RTD’s Christmas specials, they were good for Christmas TV but also had a believable threat. I still think the Sycorax were one of the creepiest villains we’ve seen since 2005.

  • Anonymous

    November 28th, 2016 - 9:48pm

    Yes I agree the show is going down hill

  • Anonymous

    November 28th, 2016 - 7:05pm

    Ew, here we go again! Another Christmas comedy/pantomime special. Ahead of a full season of pantomime. Yes, Doctor Who you are losing viewers and this is why. No wonder the reboot needs a reboot!

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    November 20th, 2016 - 7:43pm

    You say would I watch Nightmare on Elm Street at Christmas. No I probably won’t but I can honestly say one of my all time favourite Xmas films is The Nightmare Before Christmas and thats also considered one of the great xmas films ever. Just because its xmas doesn’t mean it needs to be a pantomime.

  • The Dalek Whovian

    November 20th, 2016 - 6:02pm

    I think the best way to get new fans is by showing Doctor Who at its best which is scary, action and dramatic rather than silly and too comedic.

  • Leaderoftheshadowkin

    November 20th, 2016 - 3:48pm

    I agree with T4RD1S it’s Christmas a lot of people watching won’t be fans they’ll just be people who wanna watch a bit of light hearted Christmas telly. I wouldn’t wanna watch something dark and creepy on Christmas it’s like, would you watch nightmare on elm street as a Christmas movie? No

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    November 20th, 2016 - 12:10pm

    Completely agree The Outcast. I think a dark and creepy xmas special would be great! This show just needs a revamp and for people to realise it can be so much better!
    I usually lock myself in my room on broadcast but this year i’m happy to pass on it and watch on catch up.

  • The Outcast

    November 20th, 2016 - 10:27am

    Why does a Christmas special need to be any less serious than a normal story? I hope that one day we will get a Christmas special that is slightly dark in places, to push the message that Doctor Who is not just running down corridors.

  • Dalekparadigm2

    November 19th, 2016 - 7:01pm

    Also Leaderoftheshadowkin I think you’re right about him being German.

  • T4RD1S

    November 19th, 2016 - 5:29pm

    Guys, it’s a Christmas special, it’s not meant to be as serious, it’s meant to be more family friendly and comedic. I think it’ll be quite enjoyable.

  • Tim M

    November 19th, 2016 - 3:27pm

    Doctor Who needs a new direction. Moffat has clearly been show runner too long. Capaldi is a very good Doctor, but I’m still not sure he was the right choice after Matt Smith. I wasn’t impressed with the interview process, when it seemed no one else was considered apart from Capaldi. It’s similar to JNT doing the same with Colin Baker. Looking forward to Chris Chibnall taking over now, and hopefully rebooting the series with a new Doctor…and a proper interview process.

  • Tim M

    November 19th, 2016 - 3:12pm

    Hmmm…not great. Why can’t they do a purpose filmed Children in Need mini special. Something like ‘Time-Crash’. Maybe a one off ten minute special with an earlier Doctor. Paul McGann would be good to see again.

  • Dalekparadigm2

    November 19th, 2016 - 1:31pm

    Tom Baker Plush yeah pretty much. And I’m alergic to cheese. Genuinely…

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    November 19th, 2016 - 11:59am

    Sigh! Can we have Doctor Who back now please. This is why my interest in the show has declined dramatically over the last 3 years. This is NOT how the show should be. Its like watching a pantomime!

  • Judooning

    November 19th, 2016 - 9:59am

    If they got rid of all this silly comedy that happens in just about every episode then scenes would come across much more serious. I hope the new writer knocks it on the head.

    However after recently getting into Marvel am pretty hyped for this episode! 😀

  • The Outcast

    November 19th, 2016 - 2:37am

    I think most people do. Hopefully series 10 won’t completely destroy any chances of the show returning to popularity.

  • The Outcast

    November 19th, 2016 - 2:36am

    I think that I actually agree. I think that during the months that have past we all have sorta warmed to the idea. It might be one of those Donna case scenarios.

  • Anonymous

    November 19th, 2016 - 12:08am

    Alright overall, but the visuals of the smashing/falling window and the city backdrop are pretty hurendous!

    But, I must admit, I feel slightly better about nardoles pressence than I thought I would have been.

  • Jordan Scott

    November 18th, 2016 - 11:34pm

    This just felt pretty flat overall and the music didn’t really fit. Nardole looks like he could be a funny companion though.

  • Leaderoftheshadowkin

    November 18th, 2016 - 9:58pm

    I thought he was German! Hahaha

  • Tom Baker Plush

    November 18th, 2016 - 9:34pm

    My problem with it is they’ve gone for cheesy, and gotten cheesy cheese… like the cheese is cheesy… and it’s just too much cheese which makes the story jarring and unrelatable

  • The Dalek Whovian

    November 18th, 2016 - 9:33pm

    Those Pudsey designs look awesome btw

  • The Dalek Whovian

    November 18th, 2016 - 9:32pm

    Not sure what I think about the episode. I would have preferred it to be about the Cybermen, Captain Jack or even some sort of tie in to Class instead of superheros.

    But I am really liking Capaldi’s new costume and dare I say I’m looking forward to Nardole as a companion.

  • Anonymous

    November 18th, 2016 - 9:12pm

    I wish Moffat left Doctor Who last year.

  • Dalekparadigm2

    November 18th, 2016 - 8:55pm

    Well, where to start

    I think they’re going for cheesy. Oh god I hope they’re going for cheesy. They’re achieving cheesy… Dodgy Russian accents, dodgy effects, cheesy… Please god let it be good…

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