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    December 26th, 2011 - 2:26am

    the prequel explained it

  • Andrew Hall

    December 26th, 2011 - 1:46am

    Hmmmm, poor christmas episode again. Didnt like last years and this one was no better. Tree people looked nice but the whole story was rushed. Moff is certainly loosing his touch……..

  • Fishy Frank

    December 26th, 2011 - 1:23am

    I know, it’s incredibly bad. I’m not one of these people who are pro RTD, but Steven Moffat just has to go. He’s alright with the odd episode, but as head writer? It falls flat on its face.

  • I Love Cybermen

    December 26th, 2011 - 12:58am

    Brilliant episode! Full of warmph and Christmas cheer! as for those complaining there were no real monsters…all the best monsters are ‘victims’ or sympathetic…What about frankenstein or the Wolfman?…Or, in the case of Dr Who, the greatest monster threat of all (in my view) the cybermen? They weren’t evil. So? They scared and were a threat. That was their purpose. I thought they were magnificent and I hope they bring some figures out of them…


    December 25th, 2011 - 11:17pm

    hated it.

  • dr dredd 67

    December 25th, 2011 - 11:11pm

    Havent seen it yet as we had the family round for xmas dinner and then the x-box was put on….will watch it tomorrow on BBC i Player. My judgement will be placed on here tomorrow night.


  • flofoux

    December 25th, 2011 - 10:57pm

    What hell was that ??? I’m just going to re-watch “The eand of Time” and the others Doctor Who specials…Maybe it’s time for Moffat to go before he ruines the show…

  • Anonymous

    December 25th, 2011 - 10:54pm

    Horrible. Horrible. Horrible.

  • Gareth Stafford

    December 25th, 2011 - 10:42pm

    A return to form that continues the upswing from the second half of series 6 – thanks Steven!

  • Doctor J

    December 25th, 2011 - 10:28pm

    This years xmas special was good to watch but it was disappointing. The best scene out of the whole episdoe was the ending.

  • Nigel M

    December 25th, 2011 - 9:57pm

    Moffat wrote some of my favourite episodes since the series came back, The Empty Child, The Doctor Dances, The Girl in the Fireplace, Silence in the Library, Forest of the Dead. I can’t believe how bad it’s become with him in charge.

  • Nigel M

    December 25th, 2011 - 9:47pm

    The more I think about it the worse it gets. The Tardis just happened to be parked in the village near where the Doctor landed from orbit ? He didn’t have the ability to call it himself (we saw that from the trailer) so how did it get there ? Doesn’t anyone vet these scripts ?

  • Admiral Icktheus

    December 25th, 2011 - 9:36pm

    I agree. Last years was more christmassey. This years tried to be but added to a predictably, emotional, sci fi story and it just died completely.

  • Fishy Frank

    December 25th, 2011 - 9:33pm

    I know, it’s saddening to see the show turn to this.

  • jamietime

    December 25th, 2011 - 9:15pm

    last year one was better

  • Admiral Icktheus

    December 25th, 2011 - 8:46pm

    It was disappointing. Recently some of Moffats episodes have been predictable and I do like Moffat for sure but it was easily predictable. I could see the ending coming a mile off. Matt Smiths acting was brilliant and he handled the comedic scenes well and some of the other acting was decent but the story did seem a bit of a mess, no it was quite a big mess to be honest. I am going to rewatch it later but I wasn’t too keen on it. 6/10

  • Steven :)

    December 25th, 2011 - 8:37pm

    I got really excited for this episode. There was no threat. No real ‘blockbuster’ feeling. I’d rather have watched The Next Doctor.

  • ClassicSeries4Ever

    December 25th, 2011 - 8:36pm

    What a dreadful episode! The space ship crash and the beginning was never explained and the direction of the “I know” scenes was ridiculous! There was also a stupid resolution of the father surviving by flying through the time vortex! HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?!?!?! Also, why are the Ponds in it again!!!! Why can’t they just be written out! 3/10, because there was a reference to Androzani. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  • J.G

    December 25th, 2011 - 8:31pm

    absolute RUBBISH and boring.

  • Barrystam

    December 25th, 2011 - 8:24pm

    Rubbish episode, Moffat cannot produce, and the series just gets worse.

    Sorry, wish I could say otherwise.

  • Nigel M

    December 25th, 2011 - 8:22pm

    Add to that the impact from orbit that created a massive, deep crater but left the doctor in one piece. I know you have to take the program with a pinch of salt but this was a mess.

  • geoff

    December 25th, 2011 - 8:16pm

    trash…garbage…..worst episode since love and monsters….moffat has been a total let down….time to go

  • Nigel M

    December 25th, 2011 - 8:14pm

    I was really looking forward to it but it was average at best. In fact some of it was just plain daft – trees creating a space rocket, time-travelling escape pod that was relying on a human host to come along in the nick of time ?

    Good to see the Ponds at the end though.

  • booboo

    December 25th, 2011 - 8:13pm

    they haven’t started filming it yet so there is nothing to show

  • Fishy Frank

    December 25th, 2011 - 8:08pm

    It was single-handedly the worst episode of Dr Who ever. Steven Moffat needs to go. 1: How did the Doctor breathe in space at the beggining. 2: Only time machines can travel in the time vortex, so why the hell was there just a random entry into it in the middle of space. If so, fair enough that the spherical ship flew into it, but that plane? WHAT THE HELL. That would not be able to withstand the conditions of the time vortex. MOFFAT OUT.

  • simon w

    December 25th, 2011 - 8:08pm

    I thought is was a lot better that last years story. Bring on series 7 i cant wait

  • The Adventure Games

    December 25th, 2011 - 8:08pm

    WOW! The Ending was a great one. One to remember I would say. Overall a very sad Christmas special but also a very joyful one.


  • The Blue box

    December 25th, 2011 - 8:07pm

    Sorry I meant that we didn’t get a trailer for next series.

  • The Blue box

    December 25th, 2011 - 8:06pm

    I thought that was a really good Christmas special. It had everything: action, adventure, comedy and some sad parts. I really liked the bit at the end with Amy but I’m annoyed we get a trailer for series 7.

  • simon w

    December 25th, 2011 - 8:05pm

    I thought it was a lot better than last years story bring on series 7