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September 13th, 2014 235 comments

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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  • wizard

    September 13th, 2014 - 11:01pm

    ive been watching dr who since it started in 1963
    peter capaldi is good ..a dark tom baker ..but the stories arnt that good i lost the plot on listen.. ..plenty drama but short on action..when has the doctor needed to look for problems .. he usually sorts them after being dropped into the middle of a situation.. bring russell t davies back..
    i dont like the opening credits/graphics either maybe their trying to bring it up to date but it doesnt work for me id rather have the old ones

  • TheDaleksDeath

    September 13th, 2014 - 10:56pm

    The thing under the blanket and the thing at the door is for you to decide.

  • MrClever

    September 13th, 2014 - 10:55pm

    Remember Clara telling him that one day he would come back to this barn and we saw flashbacks fom TDOTD

  • Andrew

    September 13th, 2014 - 10:38pm

    BBC Scotland will still ‘buy’ Dr Who. The only difference will be administrative.
    Presently it’s likely to be ‘sold’ by BBC England and Wales using internal transfer pricing (ie no real money changes hands). If Scotland splits then it’ll simply be bought by BBC Scotland, invoices will be raised and cash will change hands.

  • Andrew

    September 13th, 2014 - 10:32pm

    I have been derogatory about the series so far, but ‘Listen’ was very good. Good rapport between The Doctor and Clara, but more importantly it used the steely, somewhat unfriendly-like attitude the new Doctor has to good effect.
    Very pleased, I was getting worried

  • Amateur Collector

    September 13th, 2014 - 10:30pm

    A bit scarier!!!!!! …It was about as scary as an average episode of Scooby-Doo! If I had purchased this episode on the basis of the trailer I would ask for my money back!


    September 13th, 2014 - 10:24pm

    Fault must be at my end but anyway tonight’s episode was brilliant.


    September 13th, 2014 - 10:19pm

    Fault must be at my end, anyway this episode was brilliant.

  • The TARDIS

    September 13th, 2014 - 10:17pm

    I’m all for believing the Doctor’s reasons for leaving Gallifrey were far more complicated and confusing than anything the show could ever show us.
    Mind you, in a weird way, this episode validates my own theory. But shhh… Spoilers… One day, I might tell it.

  • booboo

    September 13th, 2014 - 10:14pm

    i’m sure you will still get it – but with an add break every 10 minuets

  • Amateur Collector

    September 13th, 2014 - 10:14pm

    I agree with daleksean. This was just abysmal. Doctor Who is supposed to offer an exciting adventure every week that children and adults can enjoy. I realise that the content of ‘Listen’ may well have repercussions for the rest of the series, but who could be entertained by endless talking and talking and talking and nothing actually happening. I have no interest in Danny and Clara’s date! I love story arcs, but not at the cost of 45 minutes of nothingness!

  • Sid Rat

    September 13th, 2014 - 10:14pm

    Didn’t like that I’m afraid. Looking forward to a regeneration (a better one than last time!!)

  • WFK DVD Collector 14

    September 13th, 2014 - 10:13pm

    Ok. That was one of the biggest dissapointments of series 8 yet. It started so well, and just seemed to fall apart with the whole ‘Orson Pink’ sub plot. Also, why was Orson wearing the Doctor’s Santry Base 6 space suit? He wouldn’t have gotten it unless he was a member of the crew on SB6. (Which is very unlikely). He’s even wearing it in the scenes that take place before he meets the Doctor. (On the TARDIS scanner). And finally, I didn’t like the scenes with the Doctor as a child. Yes, I know it’s ment to link in with some of the events in “Day of the Doctor”, but I wish that Moffat would stop showing us so much of the Doctor’s past. It’s almost becoming a joke.

    So in conclusion, once again an episode that I thought would be an instant classic, is dissapointed due to Steven Moffat’s annoying (and in my eyes stupid) way of telling a Doctor Who story.

  • The Dark Doctor (Formally Eternal Dalek)

    September 13th, 2014 - 10:12pm

    Instead of ‘Save the Daleks!’ it will be ‘Save Doctor Who!’

  • Anonymous

    September 13th, 2014 - 10:07pm

    It’s possible y’know… In Scream of the Shalka, the Doctor creates an android Master. In the Time of the Doctor, he comments about inventing an android boyfriend…

  • Allons-y

    September 13th, 2014 - 10:07pm

    I agree with daleksean, it did seem a bit rushed. I think the scripts have been poor this season, and I don’t rate Peter Capaldi’s acting as the doctor (although I’ve seen that he can act in some other roles). I do however think that his job has been made much harder due to the scripts. The series 8 scripts scream of self indulgence. I’m hoping episodes 7-10 may be better as the only episodes which Moffat or Gatiss haven’t written or co-written.

  • 100,000BC

    September 13th, 2014 - 10:03pm

    Two things:
    The Doctor was LYING about the TARDIS recharge so that he could look at the whatever-it-was.

  • Anonymous

    September 13th, 2014 - 10:00pm

    At least I’m not the only person who was dissapointed by this episode!

  • The Moffat Paradox

    September 13th, 2014 - 9:46pm

    Thouqht it was better than Robot Of Sherwood so for that reason will watch again.

    And now if you’ll excuse me I wont be conmmenting here again until after the Scottish Independence Referendum and resolution of the REAL crisis for us Scottish viewers it presents:potential break up of the BBC and risk of LOSING DOCTOR WHO!!!

  • Jammy2305

    September 13th, 2014 - 9:45pm

    I place it as him being at x location after the age of 8, when he saw the untempered schizm (“The Sound of Drums”)because he ran after seeing it. He’s there crying and afraid from what he witnessed. At a point after this he returns to the academy to continue (possibly willed on by Clara’s speech)

  • Exterminator

    September 13th, 2014 - 9:42pm

    Clara said the toy soldier with no gun was the boss then she left it with the child in the barn. Maybe that’s why the Dr doesn’t like guns.

  • Jammy2305

    September 13th, 2014 - 9:40pm

    ^^ That comment!!

  • mat518

    September 13th, 2014 - 9:40pm

    Also, it was interesting to see that the tardis is part machine part organic, part celestrial light.

  • Exterminator

    September 13th, 2014 - 9:38pm

    Great episode, I loved seeing the war doctor again and now we know why he went to that barn with the moment device.

    I didn’t like the way the Dr shouted at Clara to get into the Tardis even if he was trying to protect her, I think Capaldi will scare more children than the monsters and aliens in the show.

    To work out what was under the blanket and outside the spaceship banging on the door, you have to think like Moffat. He absolutely loves writing story arcs and when all is eventually revealed it all ties in. My guess is it’ll turn out to be Missy.

  • Jamie

    September 13th, 2014 - 9:30pm

    Stunning! What an amazing episode.

  • mat518

    September 13th, 2014 - 9:26pm

    Clearly social commentary on fear, soldiers and war, and how we handle fear. Fear is a weapon more powerful than war as fear incapacitates and stops “thinking” Fear is also used by power brokers that want control. Good advice on how not to let fear dominate our reactions.

    Good episode as it shows Clara’s process throughout his time line, could it be that clara is also a forgotten timelord? If not from Galifrey then she qualifies simply by being the impossible girl. (impossible human maybe?).

    No other companion has such an impact on moulding the doctor.

    Interesting to see where it leads and how it fits her exit from the show at the xmas special.

  • Anonymous

    September 13th, 2014 - 9:20pm

    Ok, if the Master was Missy, why would he call the Doctor his boyfriend??? :S Come on! You cannot seriously think like that, anyway, shes a new character who I think could be a Time Lady and also help the Doctor find Gallifrey! 😀

  • The Surgeon

    September 13th, 2014 - 9:13pm

    However, my theory about Missy being the Master was just given a huge boost.
    I don’t think it was the Doctor under the cover at the end. I think it was the Master. Does anyone remember in Utopia and The End of Time, the Master’s catchphrase was pretty much “Listen” to the Doctor, because only the Master could hear the Drums?

  • The Surgeon

    September 13th, 2014 - 9:10pm

    It should say enough that my favourite episode of the series is still Deep Breath.
    This series is infuriating me! Deep Breath was OK, Into the Dalek was slightly worse, Robot of Sherwood was terrible and this was just … irritating Moffat!
    This is clearly going to be an accompaniment to Dark Water, as Let’s Kill Hitler was to The Wedding of River Song. It was another episode where Clara was far to important, having the speech at the end, and just … annoying.

  • DoctorArkham

    September 13th, 2014 - 9:10pm

    Such good build up to have it fall apart. Too many plotholes, too much Clara x Danny, and just another failure by the king of confusion, Steven Moffat.

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