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October 18th, 2014 106 comments

What Did You Think of Episode 9 Flatline?

Separated from the Doctor, Clara discovers a new menace from another dimension.

But how do you hide when even the walls are no protection? With people to save and the Doctor trapped, Clara comes up against an enemy that exists beyond human perception.

Now that the 9th 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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106 comments

  • CG

    October 19th, 2014 - 9:40am

    Oh my God!! Classic Door sound effect when he opens the doors remotely from the consol at about 11 minutes.

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  • CJ

    October 19th, 2014 - 8:16am

    Smashing episode, really enjoy it! AND That scene with the TARDIS on the rails was Hilarious and so intense!

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  • whovianintx

    October 19th, 2014 - 5:02am

    Well-I liked it! I really liked it. And did anybody else see that the tiny Tardis cube in siege mode looked a LOT like the Moment? The BOX part not the conscience part. And I’m thinking that Missy could very well actually be the Moment. I know we’d all like to to have Billy Piper be the Moment, but hey! even the Moment could regenerate. The other theory I have about Missy is that she is the Tardis. Remember-the Tardis IS a woman and she is VERY picky about who touches her (the Doctor’s companions being the exceptions, as well as River Song) and also who rides IN her.

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    • Martha Noble

      October 19th, 2014 - 8:19am

      Watched with my other half last night, really enjoyed episode. My other half thinks missy is some version of the doctor (somehow??). I agree with you whovianintx – I think she is the tardis

    • WFK DVD Collector 14

      October 19th, 2014 - 8:46am

      I think Missy is the Rani

    • Nigel M

      October 19th, 2014 - 7:58pm

      I thought the Tardis in siege mode looked a lot like the Pandorica.

    • Dalek The Supreme

      October 20th, 2014 - 3:23pm

      My dad and I both thought it looked like the Pandorica.

  • boneless

    October 19th, 2014 - 3:08am

    I think it’s by far my favourite episode of 8 season. Maybe even of the whole Doctor Who series.

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  • Last Goth Standing

    October 19th, 2014 - 1:56am

    I have to say that Flatline was stupid, ridiculously stupid, astonishingly clever and amazingly well written… From the Addams family reference, which I loved, to the Doctor telling the my monster where to go, bringing back memories of Matt Smith’s Doctor and his challenge of the Atraxi… Jenna Coleman was excellent in her most masterful role yet. Unfaultable, totally unfaultable.

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    • Last Goth Standing

      October 19th, 2014 - 1:58am

      Of course I don’t mean my monsters… That was a typo.

  • Dalekparadigm2

    October 19th, 2014 - 12:26am

    A very good episode. I was dreading this episode but it was not a let down one bit. It was great. The monsters were just terrifying. It was just great. I think Douglas Mackinnon is my favourite writer this series. Both of his episodes have been great!

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  • The five doctors

    October 18th, 2014 - 11:20pm

    Jamie Mathison’s episodes were absolutely fantastic he brought the kind of theme back for me as he had a great mystery in a great location and great scripts he should definitely come back for series 9

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  • Cyber10Dalek

    October 18th, 2014 - 10:26pm

    In my opinion this was a fantastic episode!I will admit I was initially worried Clara’s performance in this ep would be a bit of a let-down since she took the role of the Doctor but at least this wasn’t the case!I loved the idea of the Doctor being forced to attempt to guide Clara and the supporting characters,particularly Digby who I was very fond of,to safety.And to top it off a monster from 2 dimensions was a brilliant concept and it certainly paid off!These 3 last eps have been fantastic for me! Next week looks to be great as well with tigers and wolves and a forest in London! Also, any theories on what Missy could have been meaning at the end with “Clara I chose you well”?

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  • Big D

    October 18th, 2014 - 10:22pm

    After a run of 4 really good episodes it was back to meh for this one.
    The episode felt somewhat disjointed for me. Very bitty and poor pacing.
    The ideas were good but not very well executed (perhaps more about budget and time).
    Liked the cgi 3d monsters.
    Didnt like the supporting cast at all.
    Good to see the Doctor coming into his show a bit more. Still abit too much of Clara for my liking (loved her in last weeks episode).
    Loved the shrinking Tardis and the way the Doctor got it off the rails.
    Too much sonic screwdriver waving.
    Looks like someone may have been watching A Sound Of Thunder for next weeks episode WITH KIDS!!!! AAAAaaaarrrrrrgggghhhhh!!!

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  • Jamie

    October 18th, 2014 - 10:13pm

    Another great episode.

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  • Anonymous

    October 18th, 2014 - 10:00pm

    1) Mummy on the Orient Express
    2) Kill The Moon
    3) Flatline
    4) Time Heist
    5) Robot of Sherwood
    6) The Caretaker
    7) Listen
    8) Deep Breath
    9) Into the Dalek

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    • PedroPete

      October 19th, 2014 - 11:28am

      1) Flatline
      2) Deep Breath
      3) Time Heist
      4) Into the Dalek
      5) Robot of Sherwood
      6) Kill the Moon
      7) Mummy on the Orient Express
      8) The Caretaker
      9) Listen

    • Dalek The Supreme

      October 20th, 2014 - 3:26pm

      1) Flatline
      2) Time Heist
      3) Into the Dalek
      4) Deep Breath
      5) Mummy on the Orient Express
      6) Robot of Sherwood
      7) Kill the Moon
      8) Listen
      9) The Caretaker

  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    October 18th, 2014 - 9:53pm

    I really want a 5inch Clara from this episode

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  • the astronaut of death

    October 18th, 2014 - 9:46pm

    ok so what are everyone’s missy theories?

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    • the astronaut of death

      October 18th, 2014 - 10:01pm

      these are the things she has said so far that are intriguing

      “I hope my boyfriend wasn’t too mean to you”

      “He can be very mean sometimes. Except to me of course, because he loves me so much”

      “I do like his new accent though. Think I might keep it”

      “clara , my clara I have choses well”

      so come on guys lets see if we can work this out

    • the astronaut of death

      October 18th, 2014 - 10:07pm

      things we know so far

      1. she is part of a organisation called 3W
      2. she Is the gates keeper of the nether sphere or heaven or paradise
      3. it sounds like she has met the doctor before
      4. she owns an ipad 🙂

    • Drwho101

      October 18th, 2014 - 10:15pm

      She’s a new villian from his future allied with the Cybermen to destroy clara Oswald so she can get to the doctor

    • Dalekparadigm2

      October 19th, 2014 - 12:30am

      I think she’s a parallel Doctor. Think about it:
      – The Doctor Loves Himself
      – She said she’ll keep his accent (she’s Scottish (I think))
      – She said she is glad she chose Clara

      Who agrees???

    • Sid Rat

      October 19th, 2014 - 12:56am

      Actually Dalekparadigm2,I’ve just re-read all of Missy’s statements and I think you could be onto something there. They would all make sense if that was the case. Unless Chip was healed and its actually Cassandra??

    • Last Goth Standing

      October 19th, 2014 - 2:01am

      One is extremely intrigued by Missy’s latest comment… One feels that the destination will more than justify the journey taken.

  • T4RD1S

    October 18th, 2014 - 9:46pm

    i liked it but a bit boring but it was ok

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  • StetsonDoctor

    October 18th, 2014 - 9:44pm

    Why was it called ‘Flatline’? The only link I could see was the TARDIS about to be FLATTENED on the train LINE? ❓

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    • the astronaut of death

      October 18th, 2014 - 9:46pm

      well the definition of flatline is die

      example; he got exterminated and flatlined

    • Dalekparadigm2

      October 19th, 2014 - 12:33am

      It’s a reference to the creatures being 2D. They are made of flat lines (until they become 3D)

    • StetsonDoctor

      October 19th, 2014 - 10:31am

      Ah…thanks to you both 😀

  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    October 18th, 2014 - 9:34pm

    Also, who knew that the villains were called the Boneless? Was that in the ep?
    Also, why did the TARDIS turn silver??

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    • Anonymous

      October 18th, 2014 - 11:40pm

      The TARDIS was silver because that’s the ‘siege mode’ and the Doctor named the creatures the ‘Bonless’ before he sent them back to the second dimension

  • the astronaut of death

    October 18th, 2014 - 9:34pm

    I felt it was also a slight taster in what a female doctor would be like and I liked it

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  • Dalek Supreme

    October 18th, 2014 - 9:26pm

    Not spectacularly amazing, but pretty darn good.
    Enjoyable human people, and Capaldi was awesome as always. Mind you, Coleman was actually really good in this episode, good job. Also, not too complicated, so easy to follow. And of course, the monsters in CGI looked really awesome too!
    But, it felt like it lacked something to make it a bit more… Dr. Who-ish. Not too sure what, but overall really quite good.

    8/10. Similar to ‘Listen’, with the mystery and all that, but actually done well. Not the horrific cannibalised mess that Listen was. Original ideas, and executed well too, and surprisingly funny too!
    Nest week looks…meh. School trip, and the return of Danny Beige. Hooray…

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  • the eternal doctor

    October 18th, 2014 - 9:26pm

    sorry have not posted sooner laptop updating
    my faviroute episode of the series

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  • Jammy2305

    October 18th, 2014 - 9:20pm

    It was a really good concept and those mosters looked really creepy. Not entirely sure how the Doctor defeated them though? And being a railwayman at heart, it was really weird seeing something from the 1960’s being passed off as modern… But that’s a personal gripe!

    Generally it was an enjoyable episode!

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  • Gallifrey Will Rise Again

    October 18th, 2014 - 9:18pm

    Simply superb really enjoyed it. Very intriguing missy cameo at the end.

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  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    October 18th, 2014 - 9:18pm

    It was good, good concept, good effects, BUT
    Just like the last episode the writer gets the pacing wrong. The ending was too rushed, and the beginning was too slow. My mum and sister didn’t have a clue what was going on as it sped up too fast.
    It had some great moments, but I wasn’t fond of the supports.
    I think it could’ve been written a bit better because of the pace, but I did enjoy it.

    Good monster, and well done Clara!

    However, next week looks terrible. Aliens? Or just some trees?

    Also Missy may be the woman in the shop…

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  • the astronaut of death

    October 18th, 2014 - 9:17pm

    I seriously think the person who wrote this episode and mummy on the orient express has the potential to be the next showrunner.

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    • Trenzalore

      October 18th, 2014 - 9:21pm

      Funnily enough I was thinking the same. There have been a lot of new writers this series so maybe he’s looking for potential new writers anyway…

    • Gallifrey Will Rise Again

      October 18th, 2014 - 9:25pm

      Mark gatiss is nigh on guaranteed to be the next showrunner. However his first two episodes have been brilliant thus he deserves to be given an opportunity to write some episodes for series 9.

    • Dalekparadigm2

      October 19th, 2014 - 12:36am

      I have definitely enjoyed this writer’s work.

    • Sid Rat

      October 19th, 2014 - 1:07am

      I concur that Jamie Mathieson has written the most enjoyable scripts for a while. I enjoyed this week’s episode (and last week’s) a lot more than the earlier episodes in the series. I wouldn’t want him to become show runner; Moffat’s best work was before he took the helm, and I would rather retain Mathieson’s services as a great writer, rather than spoiling him as a show runner.

    • The nethersphere

      October 19th, 2014 - 1:06pm

      I’d like toby whithouse to be the next show runner

  • Michael

    October 18th, 2014 - 9:16pm

    Wonderful episode and great acting all round.

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  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    October 18th, 2014 - 9:16pm

    The scene with the TARDIS on the railway line was absolutely hilarious! 😀

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    • Sid Rat

      October 19th, 2014 - 1:08am

      Agreed. Loved the concept of the shrinking Tardis.

  • the astronaut of death

    October 18th, 2014 - 9:14pm

    over all I really liked this episode I felt the story and characters were good and those monsters looked awesome and scary

    I felt it was also a slight taster in what a female doctor would be like and I liked it

    so over all a good episode 8/10

    what did you think booboo?

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    • booboo

      October 18th, 2014 - 9:17pm

      not one of my favourites

      scary monsters, great idea, seemed a bit disjointed and rushed in places

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      October 18th, 2014 - 9:18pm

      I agree with Booboo

    • StetsonDoctor

      October 18th, 2014 - 9:20pm

      Booboo-I agree. For the first time this series, I felt let down and bored.

  • Owen

    October 18th, 2014 - 9:13pm

    Clara my Clara I have chosen u well… What does it mean? I think she might be Danny or The Rani or The Master or The Female Doctor?

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    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      October 18th, 2014 - 9:15pm

      Or the woman in the shop

    • Justyn

      October 18th, 2014 - 9:17pm

      I thought about Missy being the woman in the shop.The Bells of Saint episode yes?

    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      October 18th, 2014 - 9:18pm

      Here’s a theory…Missy is the Doctor!!! Joking, obviously.

    • Owen

      October 18th, 2014 - 9:20pm

      Right my Predictions..: The woman in the shop chose to give clara the number for the doctor thats why shes with him and she said Clara my Clara.. and i think shes also the wife of the master.

    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      October 18th, 2014 - 9:21pm

      Owen, what makes you think she’s the wife of the Master?

    • Owen

      October 18th, 2014 - 9:24pm

      Well.. Think about it.. Missy means Mistress.. and thats the woman version of master.. 🙂

    • Dalek Supreme

      October 18th, 2014 - 9:29pm

      Talking to my Whovian friend, we’ve come to the Conclusion Missy is some reincarnation of River Song. I really, *really* don’t want it to be, but it’s entirely possible.

    • Trenzalore

      October 18th, 2014 - 9:29pm

      I’m thinking she’s a new character. To back up my theory Moffat in the new DWM says ‘… boasts the brilliant Michele Gomez as a brand new villain’ and later saying something about that he can have credit for the new character. Of course he may be lying, but we’ll find out in a few weeks 😀

  • StetsonDoctor

    October 18th, 2014 - 9:13pm

    Yuk, sorry but tonight was strange and boring. Not my kind of thing at all…

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  • Doctor Stu

    October 18th, 2014 - 9:11pm

    It was actually quite good but it sounds a bit morbid but I’d have liked it if the monsters had actually killed more people. It was good but it kind of felt like a Sarah Jane adventures episode

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  • The Silent Silent

    October 18th, 2014 - 9:11pm

    I thought that was quite good.

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    • The Silent Silent

      October 18th, 2014 - 9:31pm

      Next week, The Doctor Does School Trips

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