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What Did You Think of Episode 7 Kill The Moon?

In the near future, the Doctor and Clara find themselves on a space shuttle making a suicide mission to the Moon.

Crash-landing on the lunar surface, they find a mining base full of corpses, vicious spider-like creatures poised to attack, and a terrible dilemma.

When Clara turns to the Doctor for help, she gets the shock of her life.

Now that the 7th episode of series 8 has been aired what did you think? Was it everything you had hoped for or not what you expected…

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  • fdcs

    October 6th, 2014 - 2:36pm

    this episode just annoyed me

  • Anonymous

    October 6th, 2014 - 12:13pm

    I think people are missing the point that he wanted to allow Clara to make the decision herself but also had faith that she would.

  • booboo

    October 6th, 2014 - 12:12pm

    why would they, the vast majority enjoyed it as had already been pointed out

  • Ant

    October 6th, 2014 - 12:09pm

    I’ve always been a Dr Who fan and seldom miss an episode.
    But I think that this episode was utter tripe.

    It felt like the writers could not be bothered and just came up with a totally inane story and premise. They then proceed to inflict a stupid and formulaic moral dilemma upon us.

    I hope someone reviews the upcoming scripts before anything else like this is broadcast.

  • the ergon

    October 6th, 2014 - 11:24am

    It was slight in the plot but the daft eggshell moon plot had a sort of late 70s feel to it. The sort of storyline douglas adams would have had a field day with. I don,t know why but i kept thinking of ‘the creature from the pit’. I do wish they would stop endorsing brand names. Pringles,zovirax, and ‘Tenalady’, a word i thought i,d never hear in doctor who. Also, i was disconcerted that they had one the courtney character stealing id to buy’white lightening and alcopops. Bit irresponsible in a family show. It wasn,t amusing or clever. I hope thats the last we see of courtney, the precocious schoolgirl. She serves little or no purpose between the clara/doctor relationship, even as light relief. I feel coal hill school is now blurring into weekly installments of waterloo road. also the guest stars and the weekly alien threat are underused and underwritten. Other than that there was a germ(no pun intended) of a good story in there

  • gordon

    October 6th, 2014 - 8:05am

    Well I enjoyed it. I really didn’t think it was as much the Clara show as others seem to think.

  • gordon

    October 6th, 2014 - 8:02am

    Not always like that. Look at some of the early hartnell story’s. He was more for saving his own skin than saving the earth. He left Susan behind at dalek invasion of earth. William hartnell tom baker and Colin baker a lot of the time didn’t show empathy so this isn’t new. He wasn’t abandoning his companions. He was showing Clara has faith in her and Courtney.

  • mat581

    October 6th, 2014 - 6:07am

    The character of the doctor was always
    1. Exploration
    2. Save earth

    1. He would never abandon a companion no matter what
    2. Has more empathy than most humans

    He Makes a Dalek look fuzzy and warm

    Big mistake to change fundamental principles.

  • Anonymous

    October 5th, 2014 - 11:45pm

    I am in the ‘negative’ camp with regards to series 8 and the 12th Doctor. In fairness to you, I agree with the assertion that the negatives are becoming more vocal. I wouldn’t have agreed with you 6 weeks ago, but as I have become more disappointed I have increasingly wanted to vent my views. And my friends have mostly done the same so I agree that’s probably why the balance of the polls and comments differ. I am still a big Dr Who fan, which is why I bother to post, and I guess that’s the same for most Whovians in the ‘negative’ camp… if we’re all still commenting, positively or negatively, then we’re all still watching and we all still care. Would you like a jelly baby??

  • Simon

    October 5th, 2014 - 10:26pm

    Does this now mean that when the second dr visits the moon it was the new moon?

  • Last Goth Standing

    October 5th, 2014 - 10:12pm

    I am a little bit it uncomfortable with Kill The Moon; firstly, what really was the point of Courtney?

    I can understand Clara’s anger at being put on the spot by the Doctor; she knew the Doctor before he regenerated… and, don’t forget, she was partially responsible for that being possible… She begged the Time Lords for help…. but the man who walked away from the regeneration is not at all the same person. We all miss Matt Smith’s energy and charm but Peter Capaldi brings an entirely different dynamic. I still don’t know what Peter Capaldi will ultimately bring to Doctor Who, but am concerned that this series has lost it’s way a little. I am not certain that the narrative continuity worked in Kill The Moon; there was no rational behind the moon being an egg and even less about the newborn leaving a fresh moon exactly where its own egg had been. This is science fiction, but if you look at Asimov, Philip K Dick and Stephen King, back in the day, narrative continuity will justify any amount of surreal. I liked the tribute to Eddie Izzard’s “Cake or Death” sketch… “Maybe it wanted to find out what you taste like…. Chicken, apparently.” I hope I am not the only person to have picked up on this.

  • TMD

    October 5th, 2014 - 10:01pm

    OOOOK Don’t know about Kill the Moon, more like like Doctor Who, Sorry but this just ruined the series, Muppet nailed the last one home.

  • Last Goth Standing

    October 5th, 2014 - 9:55pm

    That would have dropped a Clanger….!!!

  • Hazumu

    October 5th, 2014 - 9:36pm

    Haha, who else was expecting a giant turtle to hatch from the moon?

  • Doctor Stu

    October 5th, 2014 - 9:24pm

    She might have meant the fact that the doctor was making her make a really hard decision by herself. She was probably angry about the doctor putting her in that position, in regards to making a huge decision that would affect humanity and time all on her own

  • the astronaut of death

    October 5th, 2014 - 7:56pm

    I have a feeling that Danny pink will end up being someone else

    as at the world tour peter capaldi said “trust no one”

  • Anonymous

    October 5th, 2014 - 7:34pm

    Trust me…as a 40 something fan who has a lot of friends of the same age…not one of us are giving up on the show…in fact we love it as much as we ever have.

    As Booboo, said the minority of fans who dislike it are far more vocal than the majority who are enjoying it…so don’t worry 🙂

  • the astronaut of death

    October 5th, 2014 - 5:53pm

    I thought it was good

  • Anonymous

    October 5th, 2014 - 5:26pm

    1. Listen – 9/10
    2. Into the Dalek – 8/10
    3. Deep Breath – 7/10
    4. The Caretaker – 6/10
    5. Time Heist – 6/10
    6. Robot of Sherwood – 5/10
    7. Kill the Moon – 3/10

  • booboo

    October 5th, 2014 - 5:00pm

    The people who don’t like are always the more vocal group

  • Platon29

    October 5th, 2014 - 4:51pm

    Am I the only one who picked up on the line that made Clara look as if she can not act on her own without the doctor holding her hand. Making her look non-independent”
    “Dont ever tell me to take the stabilizers off off her bike”

  • justyn

    October 5th, 2014 - 4:19pm

    I will listen and respect anyone’s opinion on Doctor Who as long as I get that respect back.I am enjoying this series a lot as it goes,not sure about Danny yet though.
    This series is being slated on here a lot yet look at the polls for each episode and the general view is they are good episodes so the comments contradict that which just seems strange.
    I also find it hard to believe that life long fans are giving up on it but that is there own choice.

  • Anonymous

    October 5th, 2014 - 3:47pm

    I agree the older fans that hit the forums tend to be stuck in the past…rather ironic when you think about it. Just like the late teens/20 something fans hang on to the RTD era.

    Its just the way it is. Im 42 and started watching when Tom Baker was half way through his stint and my uncles used to go on about how much better Pertwee was people used to moan on back then too…leave them to it and enjoy the ride.

  • Anonymous

    October 5th, 2014 - 3:41pm

    RTD has to be praised for how he brought the show back but his writing was very questionable…he turned DW into a soap opera and arguably the beststories of his time were written by S Moffatt.

  • Anonymous

    October 5th, 2014 - 3:39pm

    A better idea would for you to stop watching the show.

  • Matthew Hester

    October 5th, 2014 - 2:33pm

    Yes I know, but he has to approve whether the script is good enough or not

  • 100,000BC

    October 5th, 2014 - 2:33pm

    But Moffat doesn’t write every episode…?

  • 100,000BC

    October 5th, 2014 - 2:31pm

    My thoughts on the main cast in this episode:

    Contrary to what other people have said, I think that Peter Capaldi in this episode is very much in keeping with the character of the Doctor. After realising that a lot of his guilt and grief for a few hundred years has been over nothing (he didn’t destroy Gallifrey), and then spending 900 years defending one town from a mess that he himself was instrumental in creating in many ways, the new Doctor has a lot to think about. He is confused, and has a lot of time to think about how he acts, and he realises that maybe if he lets people make their own decisions then maybe that sort of thing might not happen so often.
    Also the new Doctor seems slightly vulnerable and weak, which is why he is so rude at times. He is genuinely confused by the human way of thinking, as is evident in the scene where Clara shouts at him.

    Also, in her defence, Clara acts totally reasonably towards the Doctor’s behaviour.

    Courtney has some of the most realistic reactions to time and space travel I have seen.

    Danny Pink, the wise old soldier turned maths teacher. Remind you of someone? (think 1983)

  • Anonymous

    October 5th, 2014 - 2:17pm

    RTD only ever wrote one Matt Smith story (and that was in the SJA). Get your facts right before attacking someone.

    RTD’s stuff was just as predictable as Moffat’s, if not more so.

  • Matthew Hester

    October 5th, 2014 - 2:16pm

    I have been a fan of Doctor Who since 2005 and have loved every single episode to date. But this series has been terrible. Kill The Moon has got to be the worst episode to date! I felt this series has been based around Clara way to much! Courtney is really annoying and not needed in the show! The Spiders were not even used that much so what was the point! I hope next weeks episode is betterotherwise I will not be amused.


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