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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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Series 8 of Doctor Who returns to UK TV screens on 23rd August, starring Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara.

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  • James Halho

    September 14th, 2014 - 4:58pm

    I just don’t think they really resolved anything or defeated a monster or anything.

  • jim summerlin

    September 14th, 2014 - 4:45pm

    The plot was great! Who would have guessed that the Doctor’s fears and his psychological need to overcome them were created by the “impossible girl?” She spread herself throughout the Doctor’s timeline to protect him. So the revelation that she was there to guide him when he was a child is brilliant. The looping plots, backward connections, and surprises that make total sense are as good as J.K. Rowling’s.

    I am really hoping that River Song shows up this year.

  • dalekdave

    September 14th, 2014 - 4:44pm

    I an 62 years old, I have watched doctor who since the first episode and I completely agree with Big D. although I must add there have been many good companions in the past and others not so good, unfortunately I would class Clara as just unsuitable for the part (Maybe a good actress but this is not for her) the focus should be on the doctor I think he will be fine but Matt Smith was expectantly good so it will be difficult for us to except him quickly

  • dalekdave

    September 14th, 2014 - 4:34pm

    it is not Capaldi who is dragging it down, it is Clara she is just not right for the show

  • Handles

    September 14th, 2014 - 4:32pm

    I was wondering if anyone else thinks that Missy might be the “I want to Kill the Doctor side of River Song” that she somehow separated from herself and it became its own entity? She refers to the Doctor as her Boyfriend and can manipulate his timeline. They basically made 2 River Songs when they kidnapped her as a baby and mentally trained her to be an assassin that can be triggered. Maybe she was able to cut that part of herself out and it became corporeal.

  • rt

    September 14th, 2014 - 4:29pm

    Much better after second viewing!!!

  • Handles

    September 14th, 2014 - 4:05pm

    I think everyone is over thinking this. It IS Gallifrey, when the 1st Doctor was a child! His father even said, “If he keeps running off and crying like this, they will never make him a Time Lord.” This is the same barn that War Doctor went to with The Moment during the time war. Still Gallifrey, just an unpopulated area. The reason the Doctor was so obsessed with finding out what was in the dark/under the bed was because Clara is the one who grabbed HIS ankle from under the bed in the first place, instilling that curiosity. Then she went on to tell him to LISTEN,it was a dream and to nit be afraid. Which is why he wrote Listen on the chalkboard in the Tardis and underlined it later while smiling and nit being afraid anymore. I hope I didn’t just confuse those of you further. I was really trying to help clear it up and just kept typing. It’s a Timey Wimey thing I guess. Lol!

  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2014 - 3:57pm

    what confuses everyone is this episode

    and I will try to help

  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2014 - 3:45pm

    this is my third favourite episode ever

  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2014 - 3:40pm

    I liked it

  • Noel Dandes

    September 14th, 2014 - 3:39pm

    Okay… Setting aside the fact that Gallifrey is missing and time locked, how could Clara go back to the childhood of 1 when 10 told Sarah Jane that he, as 4, was called back home and humans weren’t allowed?

  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2014 - 3:23pm

    I agree

  • booboo

    September 14th, 2014 - 3:23pm

    dont they have adverts?

  • cyberman2

    September 14th, 2014 - 3:11pm

    There is a bbc america and that aint in the uk

  • the ergon

    September 14th, 2014 - 3:01pm

    The series is getting into gear now. As a costsaving episode only steven moffat is able to make something cheap into something that’s scary and tapping into the fears of young children. Love the ‘cover monster’, but if clara was the pair of hands under the bed, was that the doctor under the covers. Somebody try to explain.

  • Big D

    September 14th, 2014 - 2:44pm

    Ah Anonymous. If only you knew. As someone who has been around since the very beginning, growing up with Ian and Barbara aswell as all the other companions I am only too aware of their roles and their importance. Indeed, I have over my time met a great many of them including William Russell, Jacqueline Hill and Sophie Aldred.
    My point being that they were there to provide an audience surrogate, a relateable point of view to the Doctor and his worlds. They were not the prime focus of the story in the way that SM is making Clara (one of my favourite companions, I might add, to go along with Zoe, Liz, Jo, Sarah and Leela). They are there to compliment, to question and relate the focus to the audience, not be the focus in the manner that SM has created in this series.
    Remember that this is a new Doctor whom we are still getting to know (maybe this is why SM has taken this course) but until we spend time with him we will never get to know him. We are being taken as his companions on his journeys and being bogged down in the world of Clara does neither him nor us any favours.

  • WFK DVD Collector 14

    September 14th, 2014 - 2:37pm

    It sounds silly, but the SB6 Space suit thing is really bothering me… It just feels so pointless and forced. I’m starting to think that Moffat has used up all of his good ideas, and is now just scrapping the bottom of the barel… Hoping that the space suit thing is going to be explained at the end of the series!

    Also, I think it’s worth mentioning, there were no mentions to the whole “promised land” sub plot in this episode…

  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2014 - 1:42pm

    You obviously haven’t seen older episodes then. Ian and Barbara took so much of the limelight during the First Doctors era as did Ace with the Seventh Doctor….like with Clara, it was apropiatley done.

  • Jamie

    September 14th, 2014 - 1:24pm

    It was Gallifrey.

  • the astronaut of death

    September 14th, 2014 - 12:38pm

    but that’s what made it different there was a plot just not a big one

    the doctor starts investigating a nightmare that has been scaring children for centuries


    September 14th, 2014 - 12:36pm

    without a plot there is no story! that’s what i didn’t get with this one

  • the astronaut of death

    September 14th, 2014 - 12:33pm

    you could say that

    but I only call it a multi doctor story

    when the doctors meet

  • the astronaut of death

    September 14th, 2014 - 12:33pm

    time heist looks good

  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2014 - 12:32pm

    I just loved it

  • 100,000BC

    September 14th, 2014 - 12:10pm

    The SB6 costume could be another MOFFAT THING – remember that if Orson is a descendent of Clara then she may have kept the spacesuit and passed it down the family like the toy soldier.

  • The Surgeon

    September 14th, 2014 - 12:06pm

    Well, Simm was insane. It seems logical.

  • 100,000BC

    September 14th, 2014 - 12:05pm

    The reason that the Doctors would have survived is that the Moment said that it would be his punishment, to survive with the death of Gallifrey on his conscience.

  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2014 - 12:00pm

    Does this episode count as a multi doctor story

    I mean a young version of the first doctor appears

  • Big D

    September 14th, 2014 - 11:39am

    Agree surgeon. Trouble is I wasnt that keen on Deep Breath either. I like Capaldi. I dont like the stories and scripts he is being given.
    Interesting your take on the Master. I too wondered that. Particularly after being given ‘the Boss’ soldier.
    Also Anonymous I wouldnt have a problem thinking that he would call the Doctor his boyfriend. If the Master did infact regenerate into a woman (or if the Masters essence had found its way into female form – remember it was a womans hand who picked up his ring) then it would be just his/her sense of humour to do just that.

  • the astronaut of death

    September 14th, 2014 - 11:30am

    everyone stop worrying about capaldi!

    not many people liked smiths first episodes

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