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What did you Think of The Girl Who Died?

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

Captured by Vikings, the Doctor and Clara must help protect their village from Space Warriors from the future: the Mire. Outnumbered and outgunned, their fate seems inevitable. So why is the Doctor preoccupied with a single Viking girl?




  • Gregor

    October 30th, 2015 - 4:11am

    Enough with the sunglasses and electric guitar. The doctor doesn’t need to be “cool”.

  • Clarice

    October 27th, 2015 - 6:02am

    ^^^ I second that!

  • Clarice

    October 27th, 2015 - 6:01am

    Ahhh I understand now! STORY, not episode. Roger that :). Still. Crazy that there have been so many already. Is this 100 including the original Who, or just starting from the reboot?

  • Bow Ties Are Cool!

    October 26th, 2015 - 10:48pm


  • The Doctor

    October 26th, 2015 - 10:44am

    Series 9. I love it when new series comes out. to be honest i like it when anything comes out!

  • Howie Markowitz

    October 23rd, 2015 - 5:44pm

    Spot on!

  • The Sonic Monkey

    October 22nd, 2015 - 7:45pm

    I have to say that so far this season has been a let down.
    Not that its really bad, but it certainly isn’t as good as it should be.

    I think the problem is that the (few) other shows I watch have all come back with great openers (Walking Dead S06E01 + 02… WOW) But so far the Doctor has yet to wow me. Such a shame as P.C. is my favourite Doctor so far, since the shows revival (don’t think any one will beat the great Tom Baker!). But he is certainly more in line with the classic Doctors than the youthful running and spinning doctors of previous seasons.

    It’s time for SM to step away from the keyboard and leave the writing duties to better folks.

  • collector

    October 22nd, 2015 - 5:23am

    In The Woman Who Lived, where is Clara? Shes not in the trailers and no explanations are in next weeks tv guide

  • 100,000BC

    October 21st, 2015 - 5:08pm

    It was co-written by Steven Moffat and Jamie Mathieson (Last year’s Mummy/Flatline writer) not Toby Whithouse (I don’t know WHERE everybody’s getting that idea from). Toby wrote Under the Lake/Before the Flood.

    Also, how do you know which bits Moffat wrote – I’d imagined that he’d come in to write the face bit rather than the viking bit but how can any of us be sure without them telling us (which as far as I’m aware, they haven’t)?

  • Big D

    October 21st, 2015 - 4:14pm

    Even without seeing the titles one could tell that this was a TW / SM adventure. Without a doubt the worst episode of the series so far.

    What could and should have been a terrific story became the stuff of pantomime. The Mire had terrific potential but old Captain Hook …. aaarrrrrr…… was awful. Vikings against aliens. What could go wrong? Its a pity TW/SM didnt watch Outlander (film) or 13th Warrior (both very underrated in my opinion) to see how it should have been done.

    Why bring back the soap opera dramatics of Clara again just when Dr Who was getting interesting again? One glance at the writers tells us why. And as for the dialogue…. Please say goodbye Mr Moffat. And quickly.

    As for the block of wood acting of Maisie Williams. Im told shes a decent actress but as Ive never seen her before I can only go on this performance, so either she needs to get the sandpaper out or my heart goes out to her having to act that part.

    Anyway, Ive really enjoyed the series up to this point. Hopefully it will get back on track with the next episode.

  • Stephen

    October 21st, 2015 - 12:46pm

    Also, lose the Bill and Ted theme!

  • Stephen

    October 21st, 2015 - 12:46pm

    I am VERY disappointed at the absence of the sonic screwdriver. The glasses just aren’t cool. Bring back the sonic screwdriver.

  • Exterminator

    October 20th, 2015 - 3:51pm

    Above is a reply to the comment below about Downton Abbey having lots of blood this week.

  • Exterminator

    October 20th, 2015 - 3:48pm

    Yes I saw that. Even Downton Abbey is scarier than Who! Lol

  • the ergon

    October 20th, 2015 - 12:26pm

    Exactly. and more enjoyable for it. The historicals for me are far better when played in a romp like fashion. I don,t give a hoot about discrepancies. The magic of who is that it can take any point in history and be as malleable as it likes.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    October 19th, 2015 - 11:20pm

    Dont think the episode was quite in the mire (pun intended) but the Mire themselves seemed to borrowing much from the Borg/Predator concepts.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    October 19th, 2015 - 11:01pm

    LOL There was actually MORE blood and gore on Downton Abbey this weekend!

  • Anonymous

    October 19th, 2015 - 10:16pm

    Yes, and they’d also know that Vikings are the members of raiding parties, not just everyone in the Norse community. Doctor Who history is not the same as real world history, as long as the production team are willing to point out the “discrepancies” are for stylistic reasons and not genuine screw ups then there’s nothing wrong with it.

  • Doctor Stu

    October 19th, 2015 - 9:46pm

    Trying too hard to be funny, had well designed villains that were poorly used and a poor resolution

  • Doctor Stu

    October 19th, 2015 - 9:44pm

    Does this mean the Doctor will suddenly regenerate into Lindsey Duncan sometime soon then :mrgreen:

  • The Livin’ Shadow

    October 19th, 2015 - 7:42pm

    How was it like Robot of Sherwood?

  • The Moffat Paradox

    October 19th, 2015 - 7:31pm

    Maybe because any influence on this is more unconscious.

  • Robert Marsden

    October 19th, 2015 - 7:24pm

    So if the 12th Doctor chose his face from Caecilius to remember he should always try to save lives (no matter the consequences), then why did the 6th Doctor chose the face of Commander Maxil?

  • PedroPete

    October 19th, 2015 - 7:18pm

    Last Christmas – 6/10
    The Magician’s Apprentice / The Witch’s Familiar – 9/10
    Under the Lake / Before the Flood – 7/10
    The Girl Who Died – 8/10

    So an average score of 7.5 so far, which isn’t too bad. Here are last year’s results:

    Deep Breath – 7/10
    Into the Dalek – 8/10
    Robot of Sherwood – 8.5/10
    Listen – 6/10
    Time Heist – 8/10
    The Caretaker – 7/10
    Kill the Moon – 6/10
    Mummy on the Orient Express – 7.5/10
    Flatline – 9/10
    In the Forest of the Night – 7.5/10
    Dark Water / Death in Heaven – 5.5/10

    So the average for that series is 7.27 so not far under Series 9 so far.

  • Exterminator

    October 19th, 2015 - 7:06pm

    You’re absolutely right. There’s nothing else like it which is why we all love it and it’s lasted so long. But, I’m not alone in thinking that wasn’t a very good episode.

  • the astronaut of death

    October 19th, 2015 - 6:53pm

    doctor who is its own show it does not need to copy other shows

  • Exterminator

    October 19th, 2015 - 6:43pm

    Ok, just completed the BBC survey about this weeks episode. I’ve been positive up until now.

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