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What Did You Think of The Series 9 Final Hell Bent?

Now that the highly anticipated series 9 final has been aired what did you think? Was it everything you had hoped for or not what you expected.




  • The Outcast

    March 24th, 2017 - 10:58am

    Doctor who is pretty much a part of their lives. The room I type this in has many 100’s of Doctor Who figures and various other pieces of merchandise. It can sometimes be very difficult not to take stories like this on as insults.

  • MindWarp

    March 24th, 2017 - 1:49am

    So many posters seem to think that Dr Who is based on reality. It’s just fiction folks and it’s coming from the mind of a man who makes it up as he goes along to suit a particular story. He doesn’t think of the past, present or future of the show and the implications of Dr Who mythology he ruins. So forget about Me, Clara.. . whether they can or can’t fly the Tardis. It’s all irrelevant. He constantly makes the Doctor do things out of character. He doesn’t care and why should you? Forget the last six series. His stuff fitted in at the time but its nonsense when you relate it to anything else. Moffat’s dug so many holes for himself that he cant get out of and its really not worth discussing it. We’re soon going start anew. Perhaps Chibnail will lovingly craft DW as writers of the Classic series did.

  • Darren Longden

    May 28th, 2016 - 6:39am

    It needs better writers that’s all in my view.

  • Bird

    February 29th, 2016 - 12:27pm

    You seem to have a very narrow view about what Doctor Who should be. Surely the very reason for it’s longevity is its capacity to continually reinvent itself – to make us think, confound our expectations. And why do you assume that children can’t follow or enjoy complex story lines?

  • CyberDalek

    February 10th, 2016 - 1:31am

    I completely agree with everything you said.

  • TeddyChester

    January 22nd, 2016 - 2:42am

    Couldn’t agree more

  • Steve Jarvis

    January 19th, 2016 - 6:40pm

    Series nine was dark, intense and exciting; it started superbly and maintained itself throughout… I am massively impressed with the storyline and the ultimate cliffhanger on which it was left…. Roll on series ten!!!

  • Steve Jarvis

    January 19th, 2016 - 6:36pm

    Series nine started with an excellent and wholly unexpected story and maintained its standard throughout…. I am massively impressed.

  • Professor Dynamo

    January 14th, 2016 - 7:02pm

    Hell Bent was nothing like I was expecting, I was really excited to watch this episode when I saw the trailer and unfortunately it was not great. In the episode Heaven Sent it looked very painful trying to smash through a wall of Diamond. Even though this wasn’t the best of episodes it still was quite amazing seeing Gallifrey again and seeing where The Doctor grew up. We all know The Doctor dosn’t like to be violent so I was surprised when The Doctor shot The General in his chest and caused him to Regenarate and the most surprising thing was that The General Regenarates into a woman. It is kinda sweet that that The Doctor done all of that for Clara and in the end she ends up reversing the palarity in the memory eraser and The Doctor’s memory is wiped. Then on top of that Clara stole a TARDIS. Not cool.

    Professor Dynamo

  • Professor Dynamo

    January 14th, 2016 - 6:23pm

    I agree also

  • Evans the coward

    January 8th, 2016 - 5:29pm

    I agree

  • The Twelfth Doctor

    December 30th, 2015 - 7:40pm

    No, the Doctor is still 2000 years old. He was reset to his original condition (therefore his original age) at the end of Heaven Sent.

  • Pat Kerr

    December 27th, 2015 - 10:37pm

    Think this series of Dr Who has been the worse yet. The writers are now trying to make the stories so clever and thought provoking that they are forgetting about the basics, i.e someone needs help, doctor turns up, encounters baddie, defeats baddie. The Doctor now spends far too much time on deep thought provoking conversations either with himself or with a baddie. Whether the stories are two parters or not is not an issue, nor is the quality of the acting, Capaldi is a good actor, its the stories that have got worse. Great Dr Who stories are those that could be enjoyed by everyone no matter what their age. The recent series episodes are sometimes so confusing that they require watching several times to fully understand. I would also say that the Doctor being trapped for 4 billion years was pure stupid. Also during the last couple of series, it seems that the Doctor invited every Tom, Dick and Harry onto the TARDIS making it busier than a MacDonalds Restaurtant. And having the Doctor strumming guitars on the Tardis just didnt work, it felt and looked stupid.

  • Daniel

    December 26th, 2015 - 1:33pm

    Now I’ve seen all of Dr Who for 1215 I have to say that two-part serials work. We’ve had more story and character development and more interesting concepts than in a while. We’ve also had less reliance on gimmickry and arbitrary emotional button-pushing.

    I’ve enjoyed everything except for the one-part stories. Having said that, I’m not a fan of ‘found footage’ and I also find the Christmas episode concept a very restrictive one, so maybe that distorts my impressions.

    Overall this season gets my approval. My one big qualm? The Doctor has to have more adventures on alien worlds, rather than just make passing jokes with his companion about it. I’d not spend as much time on Earth as the Doctor does, even if I was half-human! 😛

  • Haley

    December 26th, 2015 - 4:27am

    I think we can all agree “Face the Raven” was not what we “hoped for” I didnt hope for Clara to die. The episode was so amazing and well written but I never hoped for her to die

  • May not watch again

    December 26th, 2015 - 1:37am

    I agree with you Andy. The writers are now trying to make the stories so clever and thought provoking that they are forgetting about the basics, i.e someone needs help, doctor turns up, encounters baddie, defeats baddie. The stories now spends far too much time on the Doctor having thought provoking conversations either with himself or long drawn out conversations with the baddie. Oh how i wish we had a few more stories like Blink, The girl in the fireplace etc. Those stories had a Start, Middle and an End. Great stories that could be enjoyed by everyone no matter what their age. The recent series episodes are sometimes so confusing that they require watching several times to fully understand. I would also say that the Doctor being trapped for 4 billion years was pure stupid.

  • starshipalaska

    December 14th, 2015 - 2:41pm

    @A, yeah I agree that is the most reassuring way of thinking about it

  • The Moffat Paradox

    December 13th, 2015 - 10:58am

    What kind of soup was the Doctor having? BBC ‘s missed a ploy there.

  • mick181

    December 12th, 2015 - 10:32pm

    What we don’t know is what has Ashildr/Me been up to for the last 4 1/2 billion yrs. She may speak and read ancient and modern Galifrean perfectly.

  • mick181

    December 12th, 2015 - 10:24pm

    That is the problem with fiction it’s easy to come up with a way to change the storyline.

  • mick181

    December 12th, 2015 - 10:22pm

    Yes Gianna she is returning to Galifrey but the long way around, how long, who knows. I can’t see Ashildr/Me being in any hurry to give up the use of a Tardis, which she would lose as soon as they returned to Galifrey.
    Anyway Moffatt would bring both of them back with their Tardis if a suitable story come along and both Actresses where available. Moffatt would not be afraid to have Claras heart beating again if it suited the storyline. Or the Doctor suddenly remember Clara.

  • Gianna

    December 12th, 2015 - 4:37pm

    Clara isn’t going to travel to time and space she is going back to when she died because it was a fixed point in time

  • DD

    December 12th, 2015 - 3:00pm

    Correct me if I’m wrong anyone but I think his biological age is more or less the same as it was a couple of episodes ago because his body was periodically recreated from the pattern buffer in HS. However he did experience 4.5×10^9 years subjectively, presuming his memory was not reset each time. I think he said he remembered it all so I guess not.

  • The Oncoming Storm 2

    December 11th, 2015 - 5:59pm

    Apparently, the TARDIS defaults to original
    1963 desktop when not in use. When Me
    and Clara master the manual, they can
    Customize the ships desktop any way they

  • Anonymous

    December 11th, 2015 - 1:17pm

    It was 4 1/2 billion years so it would be a more dramatic scene when Clara found out how long the doctor waited and to show he would do ANYTHING for her. If it was only 200 years it wouldn’t send the message over very well. The sisterhood of kaan are immortals, that’s why they can show up. It wasn’t a poor replacement, Rassilon just didn’t have a major role compared to his role in the end of time. Gallifrey is also in one moment at the end of time, the isn’t many threats that could cause the general to regenerate. And Clara will most likely try to avoid the doctor because she thinks the hybrid Is her and the doctor combined, and she also knows the hybrid is dangerous and would want to stop it from being created.

  • Tim M

    December 11th, 2015 - 12:32pm

    Steven Moffat has written some brilliant stories. But I still consider the majority of his best was during the Eccleston and Tennant era’s, when Russell T Davies was head writer. Because Moffat had to complete his convoluted story in one or two episodes, which I can tolerate. But not over an entire series like these days! I do believe Russell T Davies knew how to keep the right balance for the fan base and the general viewer. But Moffat seems to struggle somewhat balancing the two. It now seems like a series going into itself, much as at did in the 1980’s…and look what eventually happened then. Moffat cannot seem to write a simple structured story with a beginning, middle and end. He put’s those three in any order he want’s, indeed, he jumps back and forth through all three. May I also add, if Moffat want’s a character to come back…then DON’T kill them off. Simples…Yet Moffat doesn’t do simples anymore. Stories such as ‘Blink’ and ‘The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances’ are among the all time greats…WHY?…Because Moffat has to complete those stories in one, plus he wasn’t head writer then. I’d like a new head writer now, but I’d still like Steven Moffat to contribute, as containing his stories again in one or two episodes will be him at his finest.

  • doctor no more

    December 10th, 2015 - 8:54pm

    couldn’t agree with you more,but the story writings terrible too,and it looks like from the end credits murray gold isn’t doing all the music any more which is sad because he does fantastic scores for dr who that give it a great feel.where was the gallifrey music for this episode?

  • doctor no more

    December 10th, 2015 - 8:45pm

    a few questions here,is the doctor now over 4 1/2 billion years old now?which is ridiculous why couldn’t he have just taken a couple of hundred years to reach gallifrey which would have been a better story.
    if it took him so long and such a difficult task how could the sisterhood just turn up just like that?
    why was the brilliant actor [timothy Dalton] replaced with such a poor replacement?
    wouldn’t the general have regenerated sooner than after 4 1/2 million years?
    if clara can now travel in time and space,the same as river song it means they could pick a time and place to meet any doctor they like

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