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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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  • Big D

    September 14th, 2014 - 11:28am

    Yep. Agreed. I know its only four episodes in but I am starting to get a little worried.
    I really like the potential of Capaldis Doctor but he really does need better stories and better scripts. (Perhaps though he could slow down his speech a little as sometimes its a little difficult to get what hes saying – maybe a comment on me rather than him?).
    Im tending to think that SM is spreading himself too thin and cant now deliver the goods to the standard that we know he is capable of.

  • James Halho

    September 14th, 2014 - 11:23am

    Probably my favourite episode of S8 so far, but I dont understand what the plot is meant to be.

  • the astronaut of death

    September 14th, 2014 - 11:23am

    I have been reading all these people saying how Clara has two big of a part and I like actually like it. normally the companions don’t have an impact on the show or the doctors life but she is different you have got two remember it is not just the doctor who is traveling in time and space it is also clara

  • The Figure Adventurer

    September 14th, 2014 - 11:21am

    Yup, just watched it again, and it was actually better. But why was Orson (I thought it was Awesome) wearing a Sanctuary Base 6 Space suit? It actually says ‘SB6’ on it. Did the Doctor lend it to him?

  • the astronaut of death

    September 14th, 2014 - 11:21am

    can I just say

    this thing about it cant be gallifrey as it is in a pocket universe is wrong

    yes it got put into a pocket universe but that wasn’t until the time war gallifrey still exists in the past

  • the astronaut of death

    September 14th, 2014 - 11:18am

    I think you mean

    more good stories from moffat

  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2014 - 11:16am

    its 100% gallifrey where else would it be???

  • Big D

    September 14th, 2014 - 11:16am

    Memo to Steven Moffat. This show is called Doctor Who. NOT Clara Oswald.

  • starshipalaska

    September 14th, 2014 - 11:15am

    There is no paradox involved with them blowing up Gallifrey, when they blew it up it was about 900 years later than the scene in the barnhouse in ‘Listen’, so they’re not blowing themselves up. I think it’s definitely Gallifrey, they found it but he Doctor will never know thanks to Clara telling him not to look. It makes a poetic sense that the War Doctor would return to his place of nightmares to destroy his world. As to why he’s just casually sitting in a barn during the war, you can see its a very isolated area by the time of the Time War (the middle of a desert), the Daleks would know would be fruitless in bombing/attacking/whatever. Just one guys opinion (hopefully others?).

  • booboo

    September 14th, 2014 - 11:10am


  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2014 - 10:58am

    DOCTOR WHO ONE, Its clearly not Gallifrey and anyway, the Time Lords would of took the Doctor there

  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2014 - 10:56am

    I only read the comments on the ‘What did you think….’ pages to get a Sunday morning giggle reading the comments by the few but very vocal Moffatt bashers. It’s funnier than listening to any other type of bigot….but still a tad scary how vicious they are.

  • skaroman

    September 14th, 2014 - 10:50am

    So… Clara is the reason that the Doctor comes up with his theory of listening. So if it’s just a fear of the dark that sets this episode up, then who is that person in Danny’s bed?

  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2014 - 10:17am

    How has Orson got a SB6 space suit….did he get it from the TARDIS….if so, why?

  • Doctor Stu

    September 14th, 2014 - 10:13am

    Yeh but why would the war doctor in the day of the doctor casually sit in a barn on a planet that’s being ravaged by Daleks and if they froze gallifrey in the anniverdsry then the three doctors and Clara would of been trapped, i doubt it actually was gallifrey

  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2014 - 10:03am

    There won’t be a BBC Scotland….IF the vote goes that way.

  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2014 - 10:00am

    RTD turned DW into a soap opera….he did well bringing the show back but he wrote some of the worst stories in the shows history. Capadi is proving to be great but too early to judge….it took me until half way through series 3 to accept David Tennant….who is still my least favourite Doctor since the show restarted.

  • DuckandGrouse

    September 14th, 2014 - 7:50am

    Or another of Steven Moffat’s “new” Doctor’s 😉


    September 14th, 2014 - 7:39am

    The Doctor.


    September 14th, 2014 - 7:38am

    Pretty sure it was Gallifrey mate, after all, I can’t really imagine the Doctor as a small boy operating the controls of a Tardis when he can’t even reach all the controls on a Tardis console due to his short height. There’s no way it could have been another planet, and if it was, how would he get there in the first place if his too short to operate a Tardis console ?, hear clearly could not reach all the buttons and levers.

  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2014 - 7:06am

    That was not Gallifrey, think about it, 10 and 11 were ready to blow up their Home World with the War Doctor. Now they wouldn’t blow themselves up because that would of created a GIANT Paradox. It was just some farmhouse where the Doctor lived in his childhood on some nearby planet.

    Brilliant episode by the way, Don’t know why everybody complains after watching a confusing (which it really isn’t) Moffat Episode…

  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2014 - 6:43am

    Just a flashback from a scene in Day of the Doctor

  • Dalek The Supreme

    September 14th, 2014 - 4:43am

    That was a very interesting episode. While last week’s episode is so far the least thought provoking episode of the season, this one, to me, is the most, and I can definitely see myself revisiting it in the future. The atmosphere was dark and creepy, the suspense was good, and the subplots with Orson and Danny Pink was interesting and added more to his character. Clara continues on her path to becoming a relatable character, and the Doctor, with the odd Smith-y moment, returns to form. The revelation that there was no monster, and it was the Doctor’s own fear and paranoia, was handled very well, with the “Fear is a companion analogy”. It seems we’re continuing to have a closer look into the Doctor’s past, which can be a good thing or a bad thing. Here, I think it’s good, because we don’t have a detailed look at what’s going on with the Doctor’s life, nor do we see his face, but we are given a general idea. If I have one problem with the episode, it’s how jarring the scene transitions are. Other than that, I think it’s a solid episode. 9/10. The score so far this season, is:
    Deep Breath: 8/10
    Into the Dalek: 9/10
    Robot of Sherwood: 6/10
    Listen: 9/10

  • Oncoming Storm 2

    September 14th, 2014 - 2:03am

    The Doctor asked her to be his,”carer”. Clara seems
    to be more like his caregiver. It was Clara under
    the bed. Using the Tardis to manipulate the Doctor
    and Danny Pink through their pasts really seems
    out of bounds. Who is the Time Lord Clara or the

  • Jordan Gifford

    September 14th, 2014 - 1:29am

    I thought it was a really good episode and showed a lot of Peter Capaldi’s potential as the doctor.


    September 14th, 2014 - 12:50am

    Meh. Overral dissapointed
    It started well the storyline was good, it did not escalate or develop in any way, and went off into the tangent of the barn.
    Some good moments with the Doctor and Clara, but when it got climactic it dropped again, and because there was no conclusion in the slightest at all, it was a waste of an episode.
    Still better than last week though, and I did like the Doc and Clara in this. The whole Orson thing could’ve been interesting, if we had a definitive answer.
    No beginning middle end in terms of the plot, with Midnight and the God Complex (as some are comparing this to) there was.
    Series so far is a mixed bag, one of the first that hasn’t been two amazing eps in a row, unlike series 5
    DB: 7/10
    ITD: 9/10
    ROS: 0/10
    L: 5/10

  • Doctor Stu

    September 14th, 2014 - 12:46am

    Haven’t seen the episode yet but was it just a flash back to the war doctor or was it a new scene with the war doctor ?


    September 14th, 2014 - 12:45am

    exactly what i said last week! It’s very true

  • Radburn

    September 13th, 2014 - 11:22pm

    Totally agree! Started out really creepy & then slid slowly down the pan again as it ran out of steam. More gobblydegook from Moffat…

  • Sid Rat

    September 13th, 2014 - 11:21pm

    I agree with you wizard (except for the fact that I don’t think Peter Capaldi is good). Everything else is spot on. Would love to see Russell T back. S Moffat can write great stories, we know that…’Blink’, ‘Silence In The Library’, etc, but hasn’t done since ‘The Snowmen’ in 2012. Spread too thinly now, too many irons. If somebody else was the showrunner, Moff could, I’m sure write one or two great episodes per series.

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