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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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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!!!

  • 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.


    September 28th, 2014 - 7:53pm

    Thank you, Ian!

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


    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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Anonymous

    September 28th, 2014 - 7:11pm

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

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

  • 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!


    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

  • 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 🙂


    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 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).

  • 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?


    September 28th, 2014 - 5:05pm

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


    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.

  • Still Not Ginger

    September 28th, 2014 - 3:55pm

    Ohhhh sorry i must of missed that!


    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.


    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.


    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 - 3:32pm

    Surely there would be another caretaker in the school?

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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