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November 8th, 2014 293 comments

What Did You Think of Death in Heaven?

Now that the 12th and final episode of series 8 has been aired what did you think? Was it everything you had hoped for or not what you expected…

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  • The TARDIS

    November 9th, 2014 - 8:54pm

    I loathed the finale last night. Really, really hated it. I watched it again tonight, and suddenly I love it! Okay, so I cringe a bit at “the promise of a soldier!” And I find the part with the Brig really rather… Shall we say distasteful? Plus what the doo-dah is going on with Santa Claus?! But on the whole, I really rather enjoyed it. It tied up the “am I a good man?” Satisfyingly, and gave us a wonderful Master/Missy. Although I don’t think the question of why she paired up the a Doctor and Clara was answered brilliantly, but you can’t have everything!

  • Doctor Stu

    November 9th, 2014 - 8:34pm

    People are saying that they think its weird how it was only Danny who broke through the emotional inhibitor and retained his original emotions but the Brigadier must have as well seeing as he saved Kate. If you think about it all of the other cybermen were sort of gormish after leaving their graves and so it can be suggested that there were actually loads of cybermen who managed to partly regain their emotions

  • Gallifrey Will Rise Again

    November 9th, 2014 - 8:29pm

    I don’t think it was offensive at all to his character, I thought it was quite nicely done and a very moving final farewell to a doctor who legend. Amy & rory would have been converted too along with every other deceased person on the planet, so the brig wouldn’t have been an exception anyway.
    But without doubt these are the most depressing episodes in its 50+ year history but I think it worked very well and tied in nicely with the tone of the series.

    Certain things were left unanswered but chances are they will be addressed in series 9 or 10, remember how long the silence story arc lasted.

  • The Flying Shark

    November 9th, 2014 - 8:25pm

    I thought this episode was great, but all of the Danny stuff ruined it slightly.

  • anthem68

    November 9th, 2014 - 7:50pm

    I agree with you, Ian. It’s a all been a very unfortunate series and I wish I could wipe it away from my memory. Yes, give me that animal-thingy that erases memory, please!

  • anthem68

    November 9th, 2014 - 7:40pm

    Nice 😉

  • Anonymous

    November 9th, 2014 - 7:32pm


  • Anonymous

    November 9th, 2014 - 7:22pm

    I like what you did there.

  • Ian

    November 9th, 2014 - 7:20pm

    I feel the embodiment of so many classic Who moments in the Brig – to write him off as Iron Man….. sorry Cyberman really was off in so many ways.

    Meddling with his corpse to make him in to one of the Doctors villains was just so wrong. It’s difficult to explain – but if anybody really think this is not offensive, or was a good idea – then I think the show really is lost beyond all hope.

  • Ian

    November 9th, 2014 - 7:16pm


    A travesty. Good Doctor dragged down by appalling plots and supporting cast. A great opportunity missed.

  • GallifreyanKnight

    November 9th, 2014 - 6:25pm

    No. It was very disrespectful to the memory of Nicholas Courtney.

  • when i say run

    November 9th, 2014 - 6:05pm

    Your right it was offensive to the the brigadier’s character and to the memory of Nicholas Courtney after he made the character his own, just to have him turn into a Cyberman in a rubbish scene, in a rubbish series. Probably the worst so far. Mind you the last two episodes have been offensive in general, what with don’t cremate me, etc. If it continues at the quality of series 8, gone are the day of good doctor who.

  • CJ

    November 9th, 2014 - 5:31pm

    Missy is 100% the Master whether you like it or not

  • the astronaut of death

    November 9th, 2014 - 5:21pm

    Ian please could

    you explain why

    because I didn’t see it In that way I saw it as remembering him this episode was mainly about the dead so I think it was a lovely little touch

  • Anonymous

    November 9th, 2014 - 5:13pm

    I completely agree. It was a disrespect to the actor to just take him away as a throwaway bit of the story. The actor had an excellent send off in Battlefield and it was very depressing hearing of his death in The Wedding Of River Song (perhaps, the best scene in the entirety of Series 6).

  • Anonymous

    November 9th, 2014 - 5:10pm

    The problem with this story is that it completely focuses on Danny and Clara. It shouldn’t have and even if it focused on Missy (Who I refuse to call the Master because it is basically the Rani) it wouldn’t be great either. I would adore it if Series 9 wasn’t about the companions or about petty story arcs and instead about telling a proper story and have it make sense as well. The best story of the season was Mummy On The Orient Express and is probably the most popular too. Yes, and that story wasn’t about the companion sobbing or having a meaningless dilemma and continuity references 24:7. Make more stories like that…

  • Dalek Smith

    November 9th, 2014 - 4:59pm

    Also the cybermen were wasted, seb was wasted and too many things were left unanswered.

  • Dalek Smith

    November 9th, 2014 - 4:56pm

    That was very disappointing and the Brigadier scene was just offensive to the character and all his fans.

  • Obsie

    November 9th, 2014 - 4:49pm

    One you cannot judge, I meant.

  • Obsie

    November 9th, 2014 - 4:44pm

    Nicholas Courtney died of cancer, a long illness which is not exactly a predictable one. There were times he could have been well enough to appear in the Sarah Jane Adventures. However, cancer is one you can judge from one day to the next, nor the treatment. Trust me, I know.

  • CJ

    November 9th, 2014 - 4:40pm

    lol, imagine The Cyber-Legion vs the Iron Legion! that be cool

  • CJ

    November 9th, 2014 - 4:37pm

    He appeared in the Sarah Jane Adventures

  • Obsie

    November 9th, 2014 - 4:34pm

    It should be pointed out that Nicholas Courtney was rather ill when the new series started back in 2005. So I doubt very much that he had “the chance to”.

  • CJ

    November 9th, 2014 - 4:34pm


  • CJ

    November 9th, 2014 - 4:15pm

    Yet she could of the Zygon version who was killed


    November 9th, 2014 - 4:14pm

    I disagree. He never actually appeared in the new series when he had the chance too, so to have his character appear in the new series, even if he was resurrected as a Cyberman, was better then just being given the same old excuse of “Oh, the Brigadier is stuck in Geneva’.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    November 9th, 2014 - 3:59pm

    Well to carry on with Chiefdaleking’s theme S.H.I.E.L.D has (or had) it’s”Sandbox”:a secure facility for holding dangerous individuals with superpowers and banned technologies (some of it alien) which was used to bring agent Phil Coulson back to life.

    In DOTD we learned that UNIT had it’s “Dark Vault” (or whatever) containing alien technologies that even the Doctor wasn’t supposed to know about.So maybe they could use something in that to bring back someone even from ashes just killed or have something like a backup of her engrams to go into a rapidly grown clone.

    That or there’s the old she has a twin sister with the same skill set ploy.

  • martin kelly

    November 9th, 2014 - 3:58pm

    clara is not gone, she is confirmed for the christmas special. that will be her last episode. the best ever companion. did everybody miss the epilog last night when the doctor was on his own in the tardis and a knock comes on the door and a voice says , it cant end like this, she,s not righr and your not right. then santa comes into the tardis and says to the doctor what do you want for christmas.

  • Ian

    November 9th, 2014 - 3:56pm

    This was an insult to the memory of Nicholas Courtney.

    Terrible, and disrespectful!


    November 9th, 2014 - 3:39pm

    No explanation was given.

    NOT – THE – MASTER 😛

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