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October 25th, 2014 102 comments

What Did You Think of Forest Of The Night?

One morning, in every city and town in the world, the human race wakes up to face the most surprising invasion yet.

Everywhere, in every land, a forest has grown overnight and taken back the Earth. It doesn’t take the Doctor long to discover that the final days of humanity have arrived…

Now that the 10th 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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  • The Surgeon

    October 26th, 2014 - 7:20am

    That was the biggest load of tat I have ever watched. It was awful. Since Frank is an author I was expecting a good script, but I was cringing in places. Something along the lines of…

    1. Child: ‘Oh my God, Mave is still out there. Mave’s going to die,’ in the least caring voice ever. A close second…
    2. Clara’s line about oyster cards.

    I’m not sure about the spelling of Mave/Maive/Mayve/MAve/Meyve, and to be honest don’t care. I was also hoping it would have a story, which it didn’t. I liked the synopsis. Then what? After the three best episodes in the series so far, we were given what is in my opinion, the worst ever episode of Doctor Who.

    And what in the name of snaity was the purpose of that scene at the end, with another child, previously aforementioned once, appearing after hiding in a bush?

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

  • UnknownHorror

    October 26th, 2014 - 3:39am

    Dave i don’t hate kids in doctor who at all you can get really good kid actor’s see Luke Rani Clyde Maria Sky from SJA it’s just they really were not that good to be fair and i do think we need to move away from coal hill otherwise they will just keep coming back

  • Big D

    October 26th, 2014 - 12:15am

    Actually, I didnt mind this episode and surprisingly found the main girl not too annoying. The scenes with her and the Doctor were good and perhaps needed more of their interaction rather than Clara and Danny (which has now become boring in my humble opinion. Sorry.)
    It would have been good to see more of a threat from the wolves and tiger etc but the concept was an interesting one that didnt quite live up to the sum of its parts.
    Good to see the Doctor again having more of a spotlight but inconsistant writing and series directing is still letting him down.

  • Gallifrey Will Rise Again

    October 26th, 2014 - 12:07am

    Loving peter capaldi as the doctor!

    1. Deep Breath
    2. Mummy On The Orient Express
    3. Kill The Moon
    4. Listen
    5. Into The Dalek
    6. Flatline
    7. The Caretaker
    8. Robot Of Sherwood
    9. In The Forest Of The Night
    10.Time Heist

  • dave d

    October 26th, 2014 - 12:01am

    @ R.Y.C.B.A.R – no, u r being funny. This series is just different. Homogeneity is dull, u cant have everything the same. Relax, kick back and open yaself up to capaldi – the best doctor ever… Yeah, I just Sai that…

  • dave d

    October 25th, 2014 - 11:55pm

    Woah – more kid haters. Erm, not procreated I guess! Give it a go, man, ya perception of the world will change, and – we can only hope – u may even lighten up a wee bit…

    MORE KIDS PLEASE, if only to wind u guys up xxxx

  • dave d

    October 25th, 2014 - 11:51pm

    Matt, for all our sakes, unclench, pour yaself a nice glass of wine, or roll a wide one, and relax. Try enjoying stuff…

  • Nigel M

    October 25th, 2014 - 11:49pm

    Indeed, I wonder what’s next, the doctor hosting kid’s birthday parties in the Tardis ? I make that three of the last four episodes they’ve been in there !

  • dave d

    October 25th, 2014 - 11:48pm

    Woah – kid haters? Did u spring from the womb an adult?

  • dave d

    October 25th, 2014 - 11:46pm

    ‘i felt the girl was unnecessary’ – is anything necessary?

  • dave d

    October 25th, 2014 - 11:42pm

    Shocking? You can turn the tv off. And – u can record stuff too so ya don’t miss the beginning. No wonder u didn’t like it, the first 5 mins set up everything!!!!! Jk

  • Cyber10Dalek

    October 25th, 2014 - 11:41pm

    This ep was…interesting to say the least.I felt a bit confused by how the plot worked and it took til near the end for me to understand the situation.The relationship between Clara,Danny and the Doctor felt a bit strange( i can’t find the word to describe it )but apart from some issues and nitpicks,it was a good episode. CGI was pretty good,especially for the shots of London overrun by trees,and i loved the moments with the wolves and tiger,although i didn’t see for why the plot had to based off a tiger-based poem considering it was there for a few secs.Apart from that,a fairly good and enjoyable ep.Next week’s Dark Water looks to be a cool introduction to the finale!

  • dave d

    October 25th, 2014 - 11:34pm

    Wow – why do all you people who declare u r doctor who lovers always seem to be down on everything. I suggest letting your preconceptions go, letting go of ‘what it should be like’ and open yaselves up to what is being done. Wanna bet, 10 years from now a whole new set of moaners will be saying ‘gruuummmffff… Much better in the capaldi days’. Its cos its new, fresh and ya don’t like change… But change is life, stasis is death…
    Enjoy yaselves, its later than u think…

  • Phil Walker

    October 25th, 2014 - 11:23pm

    I missed the first five minutes of In the Forest of the Night, oh how I wish I had done the same with the remaining 40 minutes as this was one of the most baffling, incomprehensible and among the worst episodes of Dr Who I have ever seen. Shocking.

  • Jamie

    October 25th, 2014 - 11:13pm

    Worst episode in a long time im afraid…..

  • Nigel M

    October 25th, 2014 - 11:12pm

    Just when I thought this series had turned a corner we get this utterly terrible and nonsensical episode. Easily the worst so far.

  • TheExtremeBlueTARDIS

    October 25th, 2014 - 11:08pm

    I rather enjoyed this episode. It was MUCH better than the dull The Caretaker and Robot Of Sherwood.

    1. Mummy On The Orient Express
    2. Listen
    3. Kill The Moon
    4. Deep Breath
    5. Time Heist
    6. Flatline
    7. Into The Dalek
    8. In The Forest Of The Night
    9. Robot of Sherwood
    10. The Caretaker

  • Dalekparadigm2

    October 25th, 2014 - 11:05pm

    Well…I’ve seen better. Then again I have seen worse. Some of the effects were a bit bad but most of them were good. The arm waving was irritating and distracting, the ending was lame and the Missy section was exciting (but then again, when is it not?). Doctor Who this series has been really good on average with a few slip ups (Episodes 2, 3 and 10 in my opinion). What does annoy me is people getting so wound up and negative against it all. You’re meant to be fans not moaners. Be critical, but do it nicely not with a rain cloud over your heads. Be nice. Anyway, the series has been good overall in my opinion and next week’s and the week after’s episodes look to be the ultimate finale. I’m so sad it’s all coming to an end as I was looking forward to it so bad but there’s not long to the Christmas special. YAY! I for one will be getting the DVD and watching it over and over until I get sick of DVDs and am scratching my useless eyes out. On that note I shall leave.

  • mat518

    October 25th, 2014 - 10:51pm

    Reply to Astronaught

    It is often said, reality never makes sense, but a book and film has to. What I imply is that children are intelligent.Children are smart, they live in a world of super instant communication and know and watch more than you think.

    In respect to that point of view, the script writing needs to be up to the mark, and in my humble opinion, I think it could do a lot better. In my opinion, it is dumbed down.

    Trees saving the earth from a solar flare is good sci fi, but how it is presented in writing and scripting can make it genius or completely the opposite.

    The show could do better in the writing.
    Flat line was showing improvement and I liked the idea. Flat line was a good episode.

    Overall the representation of this doctor is hard to like only because what came before was so much better. In that observation, the writers I feel have a duty to write a script that is awe inspiring.

    Maybe I am a hard task master! Maybe I expect that they keep the standard up that you saw in earlier incarnations. I feel that it could be better.

    But, my opinion only and you are welcome to yours, as I have enjoyed reading all the comments here by other posters the more varied, the better.

  • Dalekparadigm2

    October 25th, 2014 - 10:48pm

    Well in response to the first comment (which is laughable) The Daleks and the Cybermen have been in the show from the 1st Doctor so retiring them would be ridiculous. Comment 3, your granddad may have watched it from the start and this isn’t his cup of tea but for people of the modern era, it’s amazing. The special effects are as good as that generation thought the old special effects were. Robot of Sherwood wasn’t that great. Deep Breath was better for me.
    Lastly, I agree that that people have different views but some of them are just unnecessary.

  • the astronaut of death

    October 25th, 2014 - 10:38pm

    ok but in what way are they being treated like dumb dumbs?

  • Dalekparadigm2

    October 25th, 2014 - 10:35pm

    LOL I agree.

  • mat518

    October 25th, 2014 - 10:33pm

    Please, everyone: Peace flag. Everyone has a right to opinion and different points of view. That is what different points of view are about. You debate differences and grow from it all. There is nothing personal here.

    We all love good Sci Fi Views here of the show are opinion only and here you will read many different varied even opposite opinions.

    Nothing should ever be taken personally as that is not intended by anyone. Peace please.

  • the astronaut of death

    October 25th, 2014 - 10:21pm

    in what way are they being treated like dumb dumbs

  • StetsonDoctor

    October 25th, 2014 - 10:14pm

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

  • Barry S.

    October 25th, 2014 - 10:13pm

    Long time Whovian here, all my grandson is trying to point out is that this new series is not all it was cracked up to be. I have enjoyed watching the series since William Hartnell was the Doctor.

    And just to clear something up, my grandson is not saying what you should and should not enjoy. That is completley up to your personal preferences.

  • biggestwhofanever

    October 25th, 2014 - 10:09pm

    R.Y.C.B.A.R!!!! Stop talking about how bad the episode was!!! Come on, some people loved it! It wasn’t my favourite but I liked it! If your reading this, understand that you don’t have to bang on about your negativity!!!!

  • mat518

    October 25th, 2014 - 10:09pm

    In response to C of 3,

    I think kids deserve intelligence, kids deserve to be inspired, not to be treated like dumb dumbs. Some will love this season but I bet the majority does not. Interesting to see if DVD sales have plummeted.

    Just for the record. I have watched every episode of who. The return was breath taking, this season, well lets say : suffocating.

    What a waste of the brilliant Capaldi and Coleman, the writing let them down rather than letting them shine.

  • the astronaut of death

    October 25th, 2014 - 10:08pm

    I felt the story was good but the girl was unnecessary

  • UnknownHorror

    October 25th, 2014 - 10:04pm

    Them kids oh god that little girl was the entire plot ruined it completly and i was expecting Capaldi to bring out a guitar and sing about world peace at any given moment absolutely terrible episode

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