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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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  • bow tie wearing stranger

    October 9th, 2014 - 4:21pm

    ‘Land of Fiction’ – 2nd Doctor story (pocket universe) where fictional characters, mythical creatures exist and the laws of physics appear to be suspended.

    Kids show – yes – but with a 50 year history there’s more than a handful of grownups around who also have an interest in it – besides, the show started out as an educational programme as well as entertainment (historical adventures didn’t always have to have a SF monster in it). If something is well written it doesn’t matter what age the audience is.

    New egg taking the same time to hatch as the previous one – not necessarily. The Earth has changed, the sun has also changed over the course of billions of years as well. Is the new egg smaller – will it develop faster or more slowly – the environmental conditions that caused the Moon to hatch may change…

  • Anonymous

    October 9th, 2014 - 4:03pm


  • the astronaut of death

    October 9th, 2014 - 4:00pm

    it seems this epsiode has got the top spot on the doctor who site poll 🙂

    great epsidope

  • the astronaut of death

    October 9th, 2014 - 3:59pm

    the x factor audience is getting lower actually while the doctor who one stays the same

    so no one is switching over

  • the astronaut of death

    October 9th, 2014 - 3:57pm

    the new egg will just take the same time to hatch as the other egg (i thoght that was obious)

    and you do realise doctor who is intended to be a kids show

    what do you mean Land of Fiction it is a tv show about a man traveling in a blue box throgh time and space its all fiction

  • bow tie wearing stranger

    October 9th, 2014 - 2:04pm

    Most disappointing episode. Did they end up in the Land of Fiction or somewhere where the laws of nature and physics have been misplaced?

    The Moon causing problems by changing it’s mass(?), turns out to be an egg which hatches and then lays a replacement Moon(egg)?

    How long before this second Moon/egg hatches?
    Lots of plot holes, waste of acting talent and production values.
    If any episodes from the current era need to be added to the missing episodes pile then I nominate this one.

    First Robin Hood now this. What are they trying to do – dissuade the older fans who grew up with this series from watching?

    DW has sometimes bent the rules and played around with (pseudo)science/fantasy – but nothing like this. It’s descending into a pantomime.

  • DW

    October 8th, 2014 - 11:03pm

    I am probably among the smaller minority, but having returned to Dr. Who, after many years and catching up over the summer with every episode (at least 2-3x) from 2005 and on, also reigniting the entire fanciful and wonderful experience. I find myself a bit on the defensive, I like Peter Capaldi, I do not like him as the Dr., I do not like where he has taken the caricature and the writing has very much lost its way. I love Jenna/Clara but what happen to continuity “The impossible girl” who has saved the Dr. (albeit in background) throughout history, In fact she was I thought being developed as a reincarnation of each future companion. She was strong beautiful and smart, never afraid and the Dr. never put her in that position and never would. Sorry I have been a devoted fan but with each episode my interest is waning. Where I could watch an episode 2 to 3 xs just read each inflection, each nuance and repartee, now I can barely sit through an entire episode.
    I hope I see something that changes my mind and piques my interest but I would like continuity and integrity to the historical story line, these characters all have long history and the writers seem to have abandoned much of it. I would like the Dr. to be true to the persona, That reignited interest through Eccelston, Tennant and Smith.

  • princebenjibella

    October 8th, 2014 - 7:44pm

    Look at the viewing figures,most are.

  • Exterminator

    October 7th, 2014 - 11:47pm

    I completely agree.

  • Shugmaster

    October 7th, 2014 - 9:01pm

    I am still supremely confident that Peter Capaldi will rank as one of the great Doctor’s. I am also glad to see human morals being examined via the Doctors apparent lack of them.
    I am also okay with most of the writing the only problem I feel is that no one in pre-production office is saying “NO” to Mr Moffat when the story steps outside the laws of Physics (To quote from another famous show “Ye cannae change the laws of physics”).

  • Whoever

    October 7th, 2014 - 8:30pm

    Capaldi’s Dr is brilliant. Most of the stories have been excellent (obviously not the Sherwood one). Kill the Moon was however utter rubbish. Gaping holes like why did they have to get a shuttle out of the museum – what were the Mexicans using as a supply ship then? A rowing boat? And they were soon forgotten. Spiders that are germs? Germs with webs? Not to mention impressive gnashers. The moon as an egg? With the space beast laying another one of the same mass? Utter rubbish. It wasn’nt the space beast that laid the egg, it was the BBC!Very poor story and not up to the standard of the others.

  • the darklord

    October 7th, 2014 - 5:17pm

    A very differant doctor this time but portrayed brilliant by Peter Capaldi. I am really enjoying this series as its a deeper thoughtful doctor. Oh and Jenna Coleman is so so gorgeous

  • Anonymous

    October 7th, 2014 - 5:08pm

    I agree, for all those complaining and not enjoying the series, just switch over and watch X-Factor! Not fleming hard is it?

  • Anonymous

    October 7th, 2014 - 5:01pm

    Well I’m happy with this Doctor and I think he did a great job in Kill the Moon by leaving Clara, Courtney and the Astronaut to decide the fate of Earth because that shows that this new Doctor doesn’t want to interfear in events like that anymore. Also, I don’t think Tennant or Smith would of done it better than Capaldi.

  • 66

    October 7th, 2014 - 4:58pm

    Been disappointed with this series I think the doctor has potential but the characters don’t seem right to me. Clara does not seem to work well with Capaldi or Smith, resorted to watching fan films on youtube recently. although most are rubbish but to be fair cannot expect them to come up to professional standard others are certainly a good contender for Dr Who, Untimely Death to name one, problem is we have come to expect high standards from TV

  • Kevin

    October 7th, 2014 - 4:54pm

    Am I the only one who is enjoying the series & Capaldi’s portrayal of The Doctor!!! Have you all forgotten that The Doctor is an alien and so is at times gonna act like one, to you all complaining, then switch over & watch X Factor

  • Time Laird

    October 7th, 2014 - 3:40pm

    I have been quite unhappy with this Doctor. Imagine if this episode had placed either Tennant or Smith in the same place – abandoning Clara (or Amy or Martha or Rose) to make a decision of this magnitude. What Capaldi lacks is the ability to exude compassion. Simply put, I would have enjoyed Kill The Moon about ten times more had it been Tennant and five times more had it been Smith. As for the writing, I agree with those that have pointed out that the schoolgirl is just distracting fluff.

  • daleksean

    October 7th, 2014 - 11:08am

    I agree that she added nothing to the show maybe she should go back to coal hill and learn acting.

  • Andrew

    October 7th, 2014 - 9:12am

    Well it’s now happened. I didn’t see the episode until the re-run on BBC3. Why? Because I forgot. Forgot to watch Dr Who, says it all.

    For the record. I didn’t miss much did I?

  • Harold Saxon

    October 6th, 2014 - 11:23pm

    It was good but strange,bit slow at times,not as much fun as other episodes,the doctor is very angry rude man but hopefully might mellow.

  • Inferno

    October 6th, 2014 - 9:14pm

    Very odd episode. Love Clara (hot-blooded male here), but didn’t like her in this much (all-though she did look great through the episode). Egg-moon-egg was nonsense, and apparently the moon’s huge mass was causing huge tides, flooding cities, yet the tardis crew stood on a fairly normal beach. And the tide was out!
    And is it me, or are the endings all just a little flaccid?
    I haven’t bought a series box-set since the Tennant Specials – looks like I won’t be buying any new stuff too soon either.

  • Oncoming Storm 2

    October 6th, 2014 - 8:18pm

    This is an example of careful what You wish for
    you just might get it.

  • Priscilla

    October 6th, 2014 - 8:08pm

    What’s going on this series, I have yet to see one that I enjoyed. I have loved Dr Who for years, but Peter Capaldi is not living up to expectations. Why is he so abrasive and angry all the time? In fact he was downright unpleasant in this last episode! And Clara threatening to ‘slap him so hard that he would regenerate’ …. A tot of kids were watching and I am nit sure it was appropriate. I found it uncomfortable viewing.

  • Oncoming Storm 2

    October 6th, 2014 - 8:03pm

    The problem with Clara was that she Was all over
    the map in the Moon ep. She overruled the
    entire Planet Earth lied them basically and
    then after making a decision,blamed the
    Doctor got hysterical and ran off to Danny Boy
    2 for Validation The lying Is becoming almost
    pathological!!! The Little Kid added Nothing
    To the show. Just a Yanks’ view

  • daleksean

    October 6th, 2014 - 5:39pm

    Another let down when is there going to be a good episode this series and I also hated and just cringed at the whole moon being a egg shell thats hatching then being layed again.

  • Eileen

    October 6th, 2014 - 5:38pm

    What has happened Im a die hard Dr Who fan, I also love Peter Capoldi but who is writing this rubbish? its boring embarassing and nowhere near as good as expected.
    Please get Mark Gattis back on to the scripts…

  • The Doctor Wolf

    October 6th, 2014 - 4:17pm

    I’ve noticed that many so-called ‘life-long fans’ who’ve ‘watched from the beginning’
    And who ‘prefer the classic series’ seem to have Regenerated into teenage fan-girls who are giving up on the show because, and I quote! “He’s not like Matt Smith”
    Or “Moffat is too complicated and incoherent”
    I think this series is the most classic-themed since the shows revival, and is damn good too!
    Capaldi IS The Doctor, and one of my personal faves!
    I have no time for haters and fan-girls

  • Dalek The Supreme

    October 6th, 2014 - 4:03pm

    I’d give it a 7/10. Very good story, great development between the Doctor and Clara, a terrifying monster (the bacteria), but bland supporting characters with one exception.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    October 6th, 2014 - 4:02pm

    It was good. The bacteria were terrifying, and the whole morality plot made sense. The Doctor running away from an intense moral dilemma felt out of character, but the explanation kind of made sense. He didn’t want to interfere in one of humanity’s most important moments, and I can see the Doctor respecting humanity enough not to want to get in the way of them being impressive. I like how grimly realistic they were about the human race’s decision to kill the moon. All the supporting characters except the one astronaut lady felt underdeveloped, and I still don’t see what the point in Courtney Woods being a companion is. I don’t mind a teenager on the TARDIS, I mean, Ace is my favorite companion, but I would like SOME understanding of the character and who they are. My favorite scene would have to have been the one where the astronauts threaten to shoot the TARDIS crew, and the Doctor eggs them on, pointing out that, not only would they be shooting a kid AND her schoolteacher, but they’d also have to kill the Doctor himself several times before he finally died, all while doing gravity checks. That moment just felt do Doctory, and coming from a Doctor who only seems to act like the Doctor HALF of the time, it was really good to hear. It very much reminded me of the Seventh Doctor’s speech to the two snipers in The Happiness Patrol.

  • Anonymous

    October 6th, 2014 - 3:33pm


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