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What Did You Think of Episode 6 The Caretaker

Now that the 6th episode of series 8 has been aired what did you think? Was it everything you had hoped for or not what you expected…

The terrifying Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity – but worse, and any second now, Danny Pink and the Doctor are going to meet.

When terrifying events threaten Coal Hill school, the Doctor decides to go undercover.

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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.

The series is set to open with a feature length episode titled “Deep Breath”.

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  • Harold Saxon

    October 6th, 2014 - 11:17pm

    This was excellent story,really enjoyed it,very interesting,funny in parts too.

  • joyce

    October 3rd, 2014 - 10:00pm

    I found “The Caretaker” more interesting for the relationship between Clara and Pink, rather anything to do with how the Doctor saved the world. I didn’t even realize that’s what he was trying to do, the “alien”, was just secondary.

  • finn townley

    October 3rd, 2014 - 8:36pm

    This epsode was ok but the skovox blitzer look awesome and he looked like a droideka but He didn’t get enough screen time and that was taken away from the clara and danny stuff which I didn’t really like

  • TS

    October 2nd, 2014 - 9:15pm

    Yes I did the same, wondering if I was being over -critical or got out of bed the wrong side – I re-watched it. But I still felt the same, and that somersault the second time around was actually painful to watch.
    I tend to agree with your opinions here, and I think some people seem to forget that we are just voicing our opinions, and they shouldn’t take it too personally.
    Being of the older generation (and saw the first doctor who go out on tv in 1963) – I would have expected to hate matt smith and like peter capaldi (fellow wrinkly) but I did like matt a lot, and peter capaldi does nothing for me at all.
    So – I am going to do as suggested on here by some, and not watch it anymore, and I wont be watching itv either as I rarely watch tv these days, instead I will dig out my vast collection of old dr who/space1999/blakes 7/sapphire and steel etc – and sit down to some entertainment I know I like, I never tire of them no matter how many times I watch them, and I think that’s the ‘magic’ ingredient missing these days.

  • James Halho

    October 2nd, 2014 - 7:09am

    Scrobot Blitsa

  • valdez

    October 1st, 2014 - 12:38pm

    I was disappointed that Clara said “no” when asked by Pink if she loved the Doctor. Broke my heart. An ok episode. A tad rushed. I never really understood what that alien thing was all about. Again with the “heaven” at the end. Moffat better tie this all up good.

  • anthem68

    October 1st, 2014 - 6:29am

    lone warrior you are my hero! I agree with you 100% I did find this episode a bit more entertaining than the rest, though. PC is relaxing into the role very nicely. You can see it in his body language. Too bad about Clara. Time to go. I wished that little girl could replace her. The chemistry between her and the Doctor was amazing! I now predict a bumpy ride till Christmas. A whopper of an ending. Clara bye-bye, and Season 9 stellar, but only if SM leaves — Doctor Who or Sherlock. It doesn’t matter which. But he has now proven he can’t do both… My two cents…

  • lone warrior

    October 1st, 2014 - 3:33am

    Totally agree. But I would say their not trying at all.

  • lone warrior

    October 1st, 2014 - 3:29am

    We are not haters , we just see the quality of the scripts has really fallen . We want the show to succeed, not fall away into oblivion as it did before by lame scripts , let Sherlock be Sherlock , this is a time lord , wake up and give peter the scripts he deserves. Its not the actors at fault its the scripts, and special effect . The Tardis interior is the best yet, pity the scripts and special effects don’t match it . He has been given a new regeneration cycle , please give him the scripts to match ,every series should be better than the last. Evolving , not resting on its laurels . No one is knocking the show we aren’t bad boys , we care about the best sci fi show in history.

  • lone warrior

    October 1st, 2014 - 3:17am

    Totally agree . looks like moffat has lost the plot and is resting on his laurels .

  • Dalek The Supreme

    October 1st, 2014 - 1:58am

    I loved the Matt Smith era, and had every confidence in Moffat’s ability to Capaldi’s Doctor justice.

    I feel that the Moff has betrayed me.

  • HoweverWhovian

    September 30th, 2014 - 9:37pm

    Thank you!!!

  • HoweverWhovian

    September 30th, 2014 - 9:36pm

    Ridiculous!!! Why should the bloke get all the screen time this is exactly what we need a young girl with alot to say on her part. She wants to show that she isn’t just a companion she plays a key role in the doctor’s timeline and Moffat does this beautifully.

  • The TARDIS

    September 30th, 2014 - 9:22pm

    I personally quite enjoy this series so far; it’s not my favourite but I think it’s shaping up well. And while I may point out areas that I dislike (like that scene in the barn in Listen – grrrr) my outlook is generally quite positive – we could have nothing! There really should be more positivity in fandom, but that’s not to say people shouldn’t voice negative opinions.

  • The TARDIS

    September 30th, 2014 - 9:19pm

    I don’t have any problem with people who dislike the new series… So long as they are willing to say why, and accept that people do like it. This area is for sharing your opinion, not degrading other people’s. It’s a comments section, not an open forum.

  • DaveyUS

    September 30th, 2014 - 9:10pm

    Yes, I noticed Ollie (or Toby from In The Loop). It would really play to Capaldi’s strength if they made a character for Jamie and have the two of them go at it.

  • TMD

    September 30th, 2014 - 6:59pm


    ???? what? What is Moffet thinking? Entertain us not bore us!!!!! Peter is just looking silly because of the Lame scripts, Axe Clara and let him act not prance about

  • Big D

    September 30th, 2014 - 2:11pm

    I agree with you completely and have said the same thing on here on numerous occassions.

    The sad thing is that I actually like Clara as a companion but there is no way she should be the focus of the show.

    Capaldi needs to be allowed to shine as the Doctor and if the writers allow him the time to do so could become one of the best Doctors we’ve seen (though as an oldie Id quite like him to slow down abit as I now miss some of the dialogue).

  • christa

    September 30th, 2014 - 10:03am

    Ditto,ditto & ditto again waaaaay too much clara.

  • booboo

    September 29th, 2014 - 10:04pm

    but there are clearly people who dont any-more and are rather aggressive in their views and towards others

  • The Fishmonger

    September 29th, 2014 - 10:01pm

    Everyone has the right to their own opinions. Telling them to go away, however ungrammatically, is unfair. I love Peter Capaldi as the doctor, there have been some brilliant moments, I like the dark tone and the Doctor’s fury. But…I do think the writing overall has been less than brilliant, the pace has been languid. We are all in this forum because we love the show, but something is lacking this year in my opinion.

  • Anonymous

    September 29th, 2014 - 8:13pm

    more vocal but more annoying

  • booboo

    September 29th, 2014 - 6:59pm

    the haters are always the more vocal group, but in the minority

  • The Surgeon

    September 29th, 2014 - 5:40pm

    Whoops, didn’t mean to send twice.

  • Anonymous

    September 29th, 2014 - 5:39pm

    My God, I hate Clara!
    I’m finding it difficult to like Capaldi because he gets less screen time than Clara! I loved Time Heist because Clara wasn’t a major part of the episode. I despised Listen and Robot of Sherwood for the exact opposite reason. She was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too central a character.
    The purpose of the companion is to make the Doctor look clever and ask him the questions the audience would. Moffat doesn’t get that. He uses Clara as the clever one, the Doctor as the sidekick and Danny/Rory as the companion.
    Gareth came unstuck at the same point he did in The Lodger and Closing Time. The monster was a side-effect of love. Craig + Sophie, Craig + Stormageddon, Clara + Danny. In The Lodger the Autopilot Avatar was pathetic, in Closing Time the Cybermen were insulted (although I loved the Cybermats) and in this… It was kind of cool but about as threatening as an upside down tortoise to anyone who isn’t that unfortunate policeman.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    September 29th, 2014 - 5:12pm

    As am I and Amen to that.Or sing Hossanah as the Doctor said in this episode.

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