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What Did You Think of Episode 4 Listen?

Now that the 4th episode of series 8 has been aired what did you think? Was it everything you had hoped for or not what you expected…

When ghosts of past and future crowd into their lives, the Doctor and Clara are thrown into an adventure that takes them to the very end of the universe.

What happens when the Doctor is alone? And what scares the grand old man of Time and Space? Listen!

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  • T4RD1S

    October 11th, 2014 - 11:46am

    @the dark doctor (formally dalek eternal) maybe it was time?

  • dalekdave

    September 20th, 2014 - 7:43pm

    I agree I have watched doctor who since the first episode in 1963 But I think it is on its way down again. Claras character is just not right for the program

  • Fiona ting

    September 19th, 2014 - 5:31pm

    I enjoy it and I learn more about doctor life

  • lord frost

    September 18th, 2014 - 7:26pm

    I agree with many of the comments so far.
    Did not like how much Clara and her story is being emphasized. her relationship with Danny is boring, forced , and uninteresting. She is on scene and taking the lead for to much for a companion.
    her relationship with the doctor is lacking any sort of chemistry, possibly due to actual age difference or story driven. either way it is disappointing.
    Obviously will keep watching but IMO this season is off to a rocky start and I don’t see it being fixed. but here’s hoping
    I am a fan of Capaldi but not many others yet this season

  • Dalek The Supreme

    September 18th, 2014 - 2:24pm

    Well, my opinion has changed toward the episode, and it’s sort of mixed in my opinion, but I’m glad I could articulate your opinion for you. 🙂

  • valdez

    September 18th, 2014 - 12:03am

    Best episode of the series so far. Excellent. The writers have returned.

  • Jamie

    September 17th, 2014 - 12:17am

    It was Gallifrey. It said so in the script.

  • The Dark Doctor (Formally Eternal Dalek)

    September 16th, 2014 - 8:33pm

    Has it occured to anyone that if it’s the same barn as in the 50th Anniversary then why perhaps it was not Gallifray.

    In the 50th the area had a blue sky, Gallifray has a burnt orange sky…

  • doctordredd67

    September 15th, 2014 - 8:54pm

    The best episode so far this series. I nearly jumped out my chair on the male speaker saying the boy wouldnt make a timelord, with the scene in the barn. Is there more of this to come I wonder?

  • doctordredd67

    September 15th, 2014 - 8:51pm

    Use your imagination……..that’s what everybody the dark , dark nights.. 🙂


    September 15th, 2014 - 3:54pm

    Ahh, that first comment was from me, I forgot to add my username that time.


    September 15th, 2014 - 3:35pm

    It is the Doctor, specifically the 1st Doctor as a child.

  • Anonymous

    September 15th, 2014 - 3:34pm

    That was the Doctor, specifically William Hartnell’s Doctor as a child.

  • sweetie

    September 15th, 2014 - 2:10pm

    Handles u can’t say that his father said, we don’t even know who the couple were that were looking for him, I think if that was my child I would of at least tried to coax the young boy back in, but instead they just left him to it, he obviously had the freedom to do what he wanted even at that young age and the man obviously thought the army would toughen him up. Perhaps pink is a rogue timelord like the master, and that’s why he looks the same and that would explain the time travel in the family comment, perhaps it was aimed at pink not Clara.

  • sweetie

    September 15th, 2014 - 2:01pm

    After watching it again I have a new theory about the boy in the bed at the end, I believe it is the doctor and I think all the children have been collected together ready to be sent to the temporal skism I believe the doctors biggest fear was having to join the army and having to kill people because he hates to hurt people unless to save those he loves.

  • sweetie

    September 15th, 2014 - 11:35am

    Well said dalek the supreme couldn’t of put it better myself its the doctors fears that keep him going perhaps its the doctor himself under the bed reassuring people he cares for through out time because he found it so comforting himself when Clara did it to him. As for Missy maybe she is Clara in the future that’s how she knows when to save people. Perhaps pink ends up travelling with them that’s why the comment its in the family.

  • Anonymous

    September 15th, 2014 - 11:28am

    The media loved it too. The Guardian and Independent reviews were exceptional, giving Moffat the praise that he deserves.

  • The TARDIS

    September 15th, 2014 - 7:36am

    I’m really split with this one. Sometimes, I love every second of it. It’s very enjoyable, and the twist at the end is quite clever and pulled off very well. Other times though, I hate the scene at the end! I can’t think of any other episode (bar TDOTD) to have divided me in such a way. I think I’m leaning towards the first, but if would appreciate it if in future, Doctor Who would look forwards rather than poking and prodding at the past.

  • Harold Saxon

    September 15th, 2014 - 1:13am

    Pretty good,i enjoyed it,quite creepy,mysterious,this series is really enjoyable.


    September 14th, 2014 - 11:18pm

    But thinking back it’s lungbarrow , in the barn where he stayed to hide his crying

    So scratch that it’s the doctor


    September 14th, 2014 - 10:17pm

    I too think it was the master under the cover

    And don’t think literally, regarding boyfriend as as young boys the master and the doctor were childhood friends but one was turned to the darker side

    It could still fit

  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2014 - 10:06pm

    It wasn’t Gallirey, In Day of the Doctor, the Barn looked like it was on a nearby planet to me and also, Gallifrey’s Sky is a orange-red colour not blue!

  • booboo

    September 14th, 2014 - 9:51pm

    its actually got very little hate, only from the more vocal group

    polls across all forums rate it very highly

  • 100,000BC

    September 14th, 2014 - 9:49pm

    It was Gallifrey.
    The Doctors were not destroying themselves in DotD as the moment was going to punish them by letting them be the only survivor with the destruction of Gallifrey on their conscience.
    When they froze it they were all in their TARDISes.
    Gallifrey is full of deserted wastelands which would have no sign of Daleks as they were attacking Arcadia.

  • James A

    September 14th, 2014 - 9:47pm

    I’ve realised from this episode that even though Clara isn’t the “Best” companion, she is definitely the most important in the Doctor’s life.

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