Site Menu

September 27th, 2014 176 comments

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.








dvd-comp2Doctor Who: Series 8 DVD/Blu-ray – BBC Shop Exclusive

Doctor Who The Complete Series 8 starring brand new Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldiand his trusty companion Clara, played by Jenna Coleman.

This Limited Edition BBC Shop exclusive Blu-ray or DVD set comes complete with a bright embossed TARDIS slipcase finished with silver foil and a ‘press here’ button, which when pressed plays the legendary TARDIS sound effect. The Collector’s Edition also contains 6 exclusive art cards featuring images of The Doctor and monsters from the new series.

uk-flag-small Available in the UK exclusively from www.bbcshop.com


deep-brath-newsThe Complete Series 8 DVD/Blu-ray

Doctor Who: Series 8 DVD. Available to pre-order now!

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”.

uk-flag-small DVD or Blu-ray available to order from www.bbcshop.com

uk-flag-small Also available to order from www.amazon.co.uk

usa-flag-smallBlu-ray available to order from www.amazon.com

usa-flag-smallDVD Available to order from www.amazon.com



176 comments

  • Dalek The Supreme

    September 28th, 2014 - 11:03pm

    This episode is kind of… not very good. Once again, the writers have forgotten that Peter Capaldi is playing the Twelfth Doctor, not the Eleventh, the monster does very little and doesn’t look threatening at all, with it’s chubby belly, stubby arms, and big eyes. It looks adorable. Also, what was the point of that one girl the Doctor thought was named “Disruptive Influence”? Is she going to be travelling on the TARDIS? If so, why doesn’t she get any development in her debut episode? And the Doctor thinks humans are boring now??? Just about every other incarnation of the Doctor (except the First) has found humans to be the most interesting creatures in the universe. That feels incredibly out of character.
    However, Clara’s development here was good. She’s finally facing the consequences of lying to both the Doctor and Danny. Danny Pink was very good here, and has regained SOME of my interest after losing it all in Listen. My favorite scene of the episode is when he talks to Clara about what kind of man the Doctor is. Even still, his confrontation with the Doctor in the TARDIS was way over the top. I did like how he thought Clara’s boyfriend was the guy who looked like the Eleventh Doctor, though. We’ve finally returned to the central story arc after a three episode break, which is good. I feel like Moffat’s going to have to treat carefully here, though, since using the afterlife could potentially alienate fans who are religious if he doesn’t tread carefully. It is also severely disappointing to see that the Doctor’s character arc, him trying to figure out if he’s a good man or not, hasn’t been brought up for four episodes. This episode earns 4/10 from me.

    Reply
  • skaroman

    September 28th, 2014 - 10:46pm

    Peter Capaldi – Yes
    Clara Oswald – Yes
    Danny Pink – Yes
    Monster – Hmm…
    Steven Moffat – NO!!!

    Plus, why does the Doctor start randomly taking disruptive students in the TARDIS??? I just think that child actors on Doctor Who are terrible.

    Reply
    • Dalek The Supreme

      September 28th, 2014 - 11:04pm

      Considering Doctor Who is a family show, I don’t particularly mind children on the TARDIS, as, if done properly, it can be used to connect with young viewers.

  • Doctor Stu

    September 28th, 2014 - 9:10pm

    Just watched the full episode and I loved it the comedy wasn’t really childish and it made everyone laugh, miss pickwell showed her face again, the monster was great I thought however I think the invisible watch was just a useful plot device as that watch could have been very useful in just about every doctor who episode ever tbh

    Reply
  • kevin

    September 28th, 2014 - 8:53pm

    Personally I really enjoyed this episode, I still find it difficult as to why so many dislike Clara & even Peter Capaldi’s portrayal of The Doctor, lets not forget the character is an alien and therefore will behave like one & about time to. But one final comment on The Caretaker, where was Ian Chesterton’s even cameo appearance, would have loved him just to walk into the caretakers room & seeing the Police Box

    Reply
  • Last Goth Standing

    September 28th, 2014 - 8:05pm

    I enjoyed lad night’s episode, especially the three-way character interaction; it has never been more obvious that The Doctor dislikes soldiers…. But, for the love of Pan and the everlasting darkness, do not make Doctor Who tabloid, do not make Timelords tiresome… Let there be fire and fury, let there be terror, let there be dark humour, but not Doctor Hollyoaks!!!

    Reply
  • You Know WHO

    September 28th, 2014 - 7:58pm

    I think that the new doctor is very good.
    However, I am sick of viewing episodes that are mostly showing the companion; Doctor Who is not a soap. The ninth and tenth doctor era was a good balance of the doctor and companion but since the eleventh doctor, there has been far too many scenes of the companions love life and personal life ect. This programme needs to get back to its original format, with the doctor and his companion traveling through time and space, rather than the doctor picking up his companion when they want to go on another trip.

    Reply
    • Dalek The Supreme

      September 28th, 2014 - 10:47pm

      In my opinion, the relationships between the Tenth Doctor and his companions felt more like a soap. To be honest, there was more focus on story arcs and who the Doctor is, as well his influence on the universe in the Eleventh Doctor’s era.

  • Dutch

    September 28th, 2014 - 7:51pm

    Why so much dislike to Clara. Don’t you like beautiful girls? Anybody has any idea why she is the “impossible girl”. It’s time that story is played out

    Reply
    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      September 28th, 2014 - 8:49pm

      I think it was a problem as she was just a plot device, which affected her quite a lot, as we hardly knew her, and she was willing to die for practically a stranger

  • Ian

    September 28th, 2014 - 7:36pm

    Lets hope the next episode sees a return to DOCTOR Who and leave Clara Who behind for a little while.

    Less soap opera and more Sci-Fi, and ease up on the suffocation of Peters Doctor, how can he develop and establish himself when his companion has the show to herself.

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      September 28th, 2014 - 7:48pm

      Agree completely, Doctor Who is turning into a soap. Far too many scenes are shown for Clara’s everyday life.

    • christa

      September 30th, 2014 - 10:03am

      Ditto,ditto & ditto again waaaaay too much clara.

  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    September 28th, 2014 - 7:33pm

    I rewatched it, and it was still terrible. No point having the Skovox, might as well just have Clara Danny and the Doctor.
    This story cliche is repetetive, and I wish Clara didn’t have a boyfriend, as it’s made this go on, and the Doctor meeting the boyfriend doesn’t really matter, plus it’s the same reaction of the doctor disliking Mickey.
    This type of ep is done way too soon for the new Doctor, and a copy of the dr widow and wardrobe
    Clara is screaming to me that SM is trying to make her like Rose.
    I don’t know if I’m liking this TARDIS team, as Clara is just like a normal girl, with no extra feistiness, or emotion, or gobbiness.
    She did in Deep Breath, but now it’s a bit like she is the key, and she should be focused on, but they are focusing on her in the wrong way, in the way of her personal life, and it should be more trying to make the doctor more emotional
    the new doctor hasn’t been given many character developing scripts, as smith did (the beast below,) and the story arc of ‘good man’ fizzled out after one episode, and I thought that would continue through the series

    This could be Moffatts worst series I fear because of this

    Reply
    • Ian

      September 28th, 2014 - 7:38pm

      Brilliant observations!!

      The Caretaker would have suited Matt Smith more. All the hall marks of a writer who didn’t know who the hell he was supposed to be writing about.

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      September 28th, 2014 - 7:53pm

      Thank you, Ian!

    • the astroanut of death

      September 28th, 2014 - 8:23pm

      no the caretaker would not have suited smith as I cant see a person as young as smith being a school caretaker

      and although it was a light story the doctor character was still dark

    • the astroanut of death

      September 28th, 2014 - 8:24pm

      and I think clara should get a boy friend other wise she would have no proper character devoelpment

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      September 28th, 2014 - 8:46pm

      I just think her having a boyfriend is a re run of Mickey N Rose, whom the Doctor doesn’t approve of
      Maybe the episode wouldn’t have worked with Smith, but I do think for a new doctor who doesn’t know whether he is a good man, this was just totally incorrect and focusing too much on Clara, who hasn’t been round for long

    • the astronaut of death

      September 29th, 2014 - 3:48pm

      yeah well that was almost 9 years ago

    • 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.

  • Tarpok

    September 28th, 2014 - 6:44pm

    The Catetaker
    Another episode which started off well and then deteriorated into a poor soap opera.
    The show seems to concentrate too much on Clara’s love life and not enough on decent storytelling.
    The thing I hated most though was Danny’s ‘amazing’ somersault at the climax of the story, what was that? Is Mr Pink not only an ex-soldier but a former member of cirque du soleil as well? ridiculous!

    Reply
  • Dalek Supreme

    September 28th, 2014 - 5:50pm

    1-Time Heist (All round quite good, of somewhat too complicated for itself. Also some of the WORST corridor scenes ever).

    2-Into the Dalek (Slightly rushed, with not enough world building going on, but cool and generally not too bad).

    3-The Caretaker (Quite fun, but still fails to make Danny Pink even remotely interesting. Nice to see a ‘down to earth’, but could have more of the Skovox Blitzer even though it looked a bit cheap).

    4-Listen (A horrific mess of about 5 episodes stuck together, with the theme of series 5 stuck on for no logical reason. Excellent first half, but falls apart at the end).

    5-Robot of Sherwood (Quite funny, but overall doesn’t have much of an impact and isn’t great story wise or anything).

    6-Deep Breath (Oh god this episode is a mess. It’s supposed to focus on the Doctor, but it’s more interested in the paternoster gang for some reason, even though they’ve been done at least 3 times now. Capaldi’s small amount of screen time was quite good, but ultimately a disappointment for an opener. Personally, every other new Doctor opener has done better).

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      September 28th, 2014 - 6:26pm

      Interesting opinions…some of your summaries take a unique view. A brave summary of Listen…an episode which has been hailed by newspaper critics, forum bloggers and regular fans as one of the best ever episodes. Mind you, I have no problem reading opinions of others, (even if they differ from mine),when they are sensible and constructive like yours. Better than the usual “Awful! Moffat please go” nonsense that I see a lot 🙂

    • Anonymous

      September 28th, 2014 - 7:11pm

      Obviously you’re entitled to your opinion but have you seen
      Castrovalva
      Twin Delema
      Time and the Rani

      I would suggest Deep Breath was better than any of these although it was not a great episode

  • doctor3000

    September 28th, 2014 - 5:36pm

    when that police man got killed , only his hand was left – did anyone else think of the hand of fear?

    Reply
  • Still Not Ginger

    September 28th, 2014 - 3:32pm

    Surely there would be another caretaker in the school?

    Reply
    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      September 28th, 2014 - 3:47pm

      The Doctor told Clara he hypnotised the real Caretaker into feeling sick so he could take his place for a while while undercover.

    • Still Not Ginger

      September 28th, 2014 - 3:55pm

      Ohhhh sorry i must of missed that!

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      September 28th, 2014 - 4:33pm

      No need to apologize,we don’t notice everything first time around when we watch a new episode of a TV show or a film when we first watch something.

  • the astronaut of death

    September 28th, 2014 - 3:02pm

    for all the people who moan about modern doctor who not being good as it is not classic doctor who stop moaning classic doctor who is over now . Telly is not like that anymore . you should either enjoy doctor who or stop moaning because what do you think moaning is going to do get moffat to change the whole concept of doctor who and make it classic again. Telly is not like that anymore . . those days are gone. And to be honest all the young doctor who fans I know find classic who stories boring (idont) so just stop moaning and enjoy doctor who

    Reply
    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      September 28th, 2014 - 3:50pm

      Agreed. Personally, in my view, there is no such thing as CLASSIC Doctor Who or NEW Doctor Who, there is just –

      D O C T O R W H O

      Same series with a 16 year gap 1 one TV Movie in the middle. Nuff said.

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      September 28th, 2014 - 5:05pm

      I mentioned you in a new upload on Deviant Art called ‘Doctor Who is Doctor Who’.

      You’ll understand if you look it up. I use the same username on that site 🙂

    • Dalek The Supreme

      September 29th, 2014 - 1:12pm

      Very true, Doctor Who One. Too many people forget or blatantly ignore that “New Series” and “Classic Series” refer to different eras of ONE show.

  • CG

    September 28th, 2014 - 1:52pm

    Did anyone notice that when Clara was telling the kids not to play ball on the chess set, the Doctor came out of the Caretakers Shed, saw Clara telling them off and whistled a part of the song “Another Brick in the Wall”, (teacher leave those kids alone).
    I thought that was really clever by either the writer or Peter, not many people would have picked that up.

    Reply
  • Inferno

    September 28th, 2014 - 1:43pm

    I think Capaldi is great, but the stories just aren’t ‘Who’ to me. The more I see of modern Who (and this started about during Tennant’s tenure) the more I watch Classic Who on DVD – my small collection is steadily growing! I miss four- six- and even ten-episode stories with their cliffhangers, maybe Moffatt should look at his old DVD collection and see what turned him onto Who in the first place…

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      September 28th, 2014 - 7:13pm

      One of the reasons the show was axed is because the show didnt move with the times. ..and it was a little bit rubbish (mainly production but also scripts..note 5th Doctor era – bar 1 or 2 stories, it was awful). The show has moved on to suit a modern audience and is more successful than its ever been. But it’s not to everyone’s liking…thats when DVDs of older shows come in handy.

    • Ian

      September 28th, 2014 - 7:31pm

      The show was cut because of budget cuts and pitting it directly against the most watched show on air at the time. Those things combined prompted the end of the show.

    • the astroanut of death

      September 28th, 2014 - 8:29pm

      the reason the show was axed was due to a list of thing

      1. the writing – the writing had start to go down hill the 80s the stories were not as good and the b b c new that

      2.the ratings – the ratings got realy low towards the end of the show this was due to the stories and doctor had been put on so it would clash with corrie

      3. the budget – the writers of doctor who even said stories were getting worst due to budget cuts so scenes had to be cut and reduced

      but the main thing is the ratings all shows rely on ratings

    • Anonymous

      September 29th, 2014 - 10:46am

      Yes…I think the time has passed where we look at the BBC as the evil party who axed the show for no real reason. Although it hurts to say it, the real reason the show was axed is that is just wasn’t really very good anymore. That said, the ironic thing is that by the time the BBC did actually get around to axing it, the quality of stories had really started to improve…but too was too little, too late.

      Looking back, the BBC did us all a favour…although the show was off air far longer than it should have been, had it not been “rested”, we would not have the show we have today. As a viewer from 1978 onwards (and having watched every available episode of the show on DVD), the last 3 years or so have been, in my opinion, the best in the show’s history. The great thing is…for those who don’t like it as it is today….there are DVDs of the older stuff, whether it be the 60s, 70s, 80’s, 90s or even the 9th and 10 Doctor eras….but I’m not looking back…I’m just enjoying the ride just like I did when I was a kid despite my uncles telling me the show wasn’t as good as it used to be…you see, even in the 70s you had fans that weren’t able to accept change 🙂

  • lepter

    September 28th, 2014 - 1:31pm

    was this a lost script for an episode of sarah jane adventures? Didnt feel like dr who. clara instead of sarah. not as bad as listen….(that was for me the worst episode EVER of dr who! Not kidding).

    Capaldi has no warmth about him. Not coming accross as likable in any way. Is the doctor going senile? The PE teacher joke got old VERY quickly. Concidering this is supposed to be a guy who has the collective memory of 12 lifetimes….does ne REALLY have no idea about human interaction. Monster….LAME. Pointless. Why was it there? How did no one see a mechanical robot walking down the street? No police turning up at the school after all the explosions? What about the other teachers and parents? Why didnt they look to see what all the explosions were about? Plot holes. Hate em. Love dr who. Last weeks was good….into the dalek was great….this weeks….well…whats on next week. Looks better.

    Watch ARK IN SPACE or ROBOTS OF DEATH. Thats dr who. Not this.

    Reply
    • TS

      September 28th, 2014 - 1:48pm

      I have to agree with you, and you said things more eloquently than I did.
      Yes the jokes are becoming very lame and over used. Capaldi for me isn’t ‘the doctor’ and I also think its the worst ever (second worst is listen).
      The old doctor who was REAL entertainment, I have gone off clara too, probably too much focus on her.
      And yes – the plot holes are getting too numerous to keep track of now.
      I am off to watch some early drwho!

    • the astronaut of death

      September 28th, 2014 - 2:40pm

      how as listen bad that was brilliant episode

      and it is not 100% chance that someone would have seen the robot

  • TS

    September 28th, 2014 - 1:24pm

    What did we learn from this episode of the ‘once great but rapidly going down the drain’ doctor who series?

    Well, first that peter capaldi is not right as the doctor, he just doesnt sit right and that accent is way over the top – another scottish time lord from gallifrey, but this time with an even stronger accent? hmmmm.
    I have only just recovered from a doctor with a northern england accent, luckily though ‘rose tyler’ saved the day by upstaging him at every turn and helping to distract us from that.

    But secondly though and perhaps most importantly, that its ok for a guy (mr pink) to act like total ass, be ignorant,arrogant, selfish,childish,and totally unreasonable, because the script writers will turn you into a super hero who manages to perform an acrobatic feat worthy of a top olympian athlete and then save the world, and get the pretty girl.

    Clearly this ‘mr pink’ is a total creep, with a chip on his shoulder large enough to start his own take-away business and stock it for a year.Why they try to make him look like an all round good guy is beyond me, and why is ‘clara’ even remotely interested in him?

    That for me, is the worst episode in the history of the program, and i have watched it from a child in 1963 (and yes that even incudes the Sylvester McCoy ones)
    OK the special effects were quite good, but so they should be these days with the expert technicians and the vast resources of the BBC!

    The ‘final nail in the coffin’ for me is the dreadful new opening credits and the way they have destroyed the once brilliant theme tune, after so many ‘improvements’ they finally got it as near perfect as is likely to be – then they trash it – why oh why did they do that?
    I guess i could live with that if it was even one tenth as good as the old series were, sadly those days are long gone. What i really need is a time machine to go back to those days …. and STAY THERE.

    Reply
    • the astronaut of death

      September 28th, 2014 - 2:36pm

      how is danny a creep

      and he was only being rude because the doctor was being rude

      I thought that was abvious

    • Anonymous

      September 29th, 2014 - 4:42pm

      TS…don’t write so confidently when you say things like “once great but rapidly going down the drain”.

      You write it as if you are leading a popular view point. The vast majority of fans continue love the show so please don’t write on behalf of others. This is your opinion and the opinion of a largely unpopular minority…a vocal and crass minority. Stick to the forums and vent off with the others.

    • Anonymous

      September 29th, 2014 - 4:45pm

      Ah the Irony…yet another fan of the most famous time travelling show on the planet..firmly stuck in the past. If you don’t like it, quit moaning and turn to ITV…and STAY THERE.

  • The Doctor Wolf

    September 28th, 2014 - 1:20pm

    Pretty good ep!
    Enjoyed the character development, and the monster was cool
    However, we needed more monster screen time!
    I don’t mind Clara leading so much anymore, since, although it’s wrong, Moffat has admitted she’s the lead this series, so I expect it
    On another note, great flip from Danny! – WOW!

    Reply
    • lepter

      September 28th, 2014 - 1:46pm

      Then moffat needs to quit. It isnt the clara show.

    • Anonymous

      September 29th, 2014 - 4:47pm

      Shhhhh…there’s a good boy.

  • The Surgeon

    September 28th, 2014 - 12:46pm

    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… What was its name again?

    Reply
    • James Halho

      October 2nd, 2014 - 7:09am

      Scrobot Blitsa

  • Nigel M

    September 28th, 2014 - 12:12pm

    Terrible episode, again. Why put so much effort into creating a new alien then only have it on screen for 5 minutes ? I wish they would stop the Clara-Danny relationship nonsense, if I wanted to watch that sort of thing I’d tune in to Eastenders. Oh and no more kids in the Tardis please, I had enough of that in Nightmare in Silver.

    Reply
    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      September 28th, 2014 - 6:27pm

      You are right, Clara’s too new a companion to be worried about managing lives. It worked for the Ponds, as it was the run up to their exit

  • 47

    September 28th, 2014 - 11:27am

    I enjoyed the main plots of Listen and Time Heist, and Peter Capaldi, but not the romantic comedy stuff of Oswald/Pink which has been as bad as “The Ponds”, coupled with the awful “comedic” banter that has littered the series so far, it is just not my cup of tea – in any genre, so I really wasn’t looking forward to this episode. However, it was o’k, the scenes with Pink and the Doctor were fairly mature and fleshed out the characters some more, and moves them forward. I hope, now, the series can now move past all that and for more weight, gravity and authority to be allowed to come through in the next episodes and some drama to boot. Looking forward to next weeks show !!

    Reply
  • Big D

    September 28th, 2014 - 10:46am

    Actually, I quite enjoyed this. Quite entertaining in parts, though, (and ive said this so often Ive become boring), it really does need to start making the Doctor the focus of attention.

    Last night felt very rushed and that was largely due to the amount of time given over to Clara and Danny. Doctor Who has become a soap opera.

    The episode needed more time spent on the threat of the Skovox Blitzer (sounds like something from Hitchikers Guide To The Galaxy) and the Doctor overcoming it.

    Peter Capaldi has so much potential its a shame he’s not being allowed to realise it.

    When the episode did allow the Doctor to shine it picked up and showed great promise.

    As so many others have done heres my list of favourites so far :

    1. Time Heist
    2. The Caretaker
    3. Into The Dalek
    4. Deep Breath / Listen
    6. Crapbot of Sherwood

    Reply
  • Ian

    September 28th, 2014 - 8:55am

    Terrible.

    Another Clara led episode. The Doctor is constantly smothered by Clara and just once wish it was the other way around….. figuratively speaking. I think.

    Just once it would be nice for the Doctor to be the main point of attention in his own programme.

    My god Clara is irritating!

    On another note, anyone else feel like the Doctor was out of character? It was almost like Peter Capaldi in a Matt Smith episode. It just wasn’t right.

    Reply
    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      September 28th, 2014 - 9:00am

      You think Clara is irritating, you should see how annoying old companions Adric, Mel and Martha are.

    • Ian

      September 28th, 2014 - 9:06am

      Adric and Clara are both as annoying. And we know what happened to Adric 🙂

      Lets hope the Cybermen can help out with this in the season finale….

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      September 28th, 2014 - 11:56am

      DOCTOR WHO ONE Martha was great!

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      September 28th, 2014 - 3:51pm

      No Martha was really annoying. Constantly moaning about Rose all the time. I feel sorry for Mickey for just marrying her.

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      September 28th, 2014 - 6:26pm

      I felt so sorry for Martha as the Doctor could just see Rose. Plus, she travelled the world for a year by herself, and then the year got erased. Unsung Hero! I think she might have had the toughest time

    • Dalek The Supreme

      September 29th, 2014 - 1:15pm

      Actually, Doctor Who One, it was the Doctor moaning about Rose and ignoring pretty much everything Martha did up until the season finale where she got fed up and left.

  • Andrew

    September 28th, 2014 - 8:35am

    Now that was more like it. Just entertaining. No complex subplots that require a degree in algebra and psychology to follow it.
    Peter Calpaldi’s more aggressive and less friendly take on the Doctor was perfectly suited to this episode.

    A little too much of Clara’s love life, but I think this is showing us the way her path of life will go in due course.
    Perhaps the ‘disruptive influence’ kid, Courtney Woods, will return as an adult in the near future (similar to Amy Pond)

    Reply
    • Ian

      September 28th, 2014 - 8:58am

      The Clara plotline is better suited to Emmerdale or Coronation Street.

      Get it out of Doctor Who, it’s dragging an otherwise brilliant season down very quickly.

  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    September 28th, 2014 - 8:09am

    Is it just me, or has the Police Box exterior of the Tardis gone thinner ?.

    Normally, since 2005 when Doctor Who returned, the Tardis looks wider and tougher looking, but in last nights episode, it looked as it she’d gone thinner in appearance on the outside.

    Reply
  • Nate of the North

    September 28th, 2014 - 3:31am

    Did anyone notice the similarities between this episode where they were explaining the doctor and the tardis to Danny and the first very first Dr Who episode “An Unearthly Child”? The Dr is the father (unearthly child the Dr was a grandfather) and the whole teacher discovering the tardis? If it was intentional, it was awesome!

    Reply
  • Ed G.

    September 28th, 2014 - 3:30am

    Interesting. If I’m to believe the visual effect shown in one scene, Mr. Pink, the math teacher, is not who he says he is.

    Reply
  • davroslives

    September 28th, 2014 - 2:28am

    Probably the worst looking ‘monster’ since the ’70’s. About as scary as a tin can.

    Reply
    • Ian

      September 28th, 2014 - 8:56am

      Worst villain since the Krotons.

    • the astronaut of death

      September 28th, 2014 - 12:15pm

      I thought it was amazing that canon shooting what amazing

  • CG

    September 28th, 2014 - 2:01am

    I really enjoyed it, loved the bit of conflict between the Doctor and Danny.
    In order from best so far to the opposite of best I would put:
    1. Listen
    2. The Caretaker
    3. Deep Breath
    4. Into A Dalek
    5. Time Heist
    6. Robot of Sherwood

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      September 28th, 2014 - 12:39pm

      1. Time Heist
      2. Deep Breath
      3. The Caretaker
      4. Listen
      5. Into the Dalek
      6. Robot of Sherwood

    • Dalek The Supreme

      September 29th, 2014 - 1:18pm

      I’d say:

      1. Into the Dalek (9/10)
      2. Deep Breath (8/10)
      3. Time Heist (6/10)
      4. Robot of Sherwood (6/10)
      5. Listen (5/10)
      6. The Caretaker (4/10)

Leave a Reply to The Surgeon Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published.

By clicking submit you agree to our terms and conditions (below), we reserve the right to edit or delete inappropriate messages.

Comment rules

The Doctor Who site welcomes constuctive comments related to the news article in question. Links posted in comments may not be displayed. We reserve the right to delete or edit any post entirely at our discretion. If you leave unacceptable comments your IP address will be banned and reported

Click here to read full comments terms and conditions

Twitter

Facebook