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What did You Think of The Lie Of The Land?

Now that the Eighth episode of series 10 has been aired what did you think? Was it everything you had hoped for or not what you expected.

The world is gripped by a mass delusion and only Bill Potts can see the truth.

When even the Doctor is fighting on the wrong side, it’s up to Bill to convince the Time Lord that humanity is in deadly danger. And if she can’t do that, she may just have to kill her best friend…

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Peter Capaldi returns as Doctor Who for twelve thrilling adventures. He is joined by new companion, Bill (played by Pearl Mackie), along with returning loveable alien, Nardole (played by Matt Lucas).



  • catnip

    June 3rd, 2017 - 10:29pm

    I remember the video you mention, but what do u mean “She is definitely playing the Doctor though”?

  • Doctorfan

    June 3rd, 2017 - 10:29pm

    Overall i enjoyed this episode and the whole truth arc!!
    However I though they could have used new footage of the cybermen and daleks against the monks!!
    Also the regeneration was a bit of a cop out!!!
    Despite that I have enjoyed series 10 altogether and give it 8.5/10
    My favourite new who series followed by series 4

  • r1ch1e

    June 3rd, 2017 - 10:26pm

    I reckon that Vault could actually be Missy’s TARDIS! It is certainly Time Lord in origin being smaller on the outside. I just remember Michelle Gomez’s little video when she was painting the TARDIS (or She seemed to be at least) and she said she would be “coming out of here soon”!
    She is definitely playing the Doctor though

  • Eluma Narty

    June 3rd, 2017 - 10:08pm

    I actually enjoyed Casualty more. Was very disappointed. The Vault was underwhelming, the plot was a load of twaddle. A nice, if extremely brief guest appearance by Daleks (Into the Dalek clip), Cybermen (Nightmare in Silver clip) and Weeping Angels (Blink clip). Cannot wait until the reign of Moffat is over.

    And for the first time this series, for me, poor acting from the whole cast. Felt as though i was watching a very droll ameteur dramatics play.

    The Pilot 6/10.
    Smile 8/10.
    Thin Ice 8/10.
    Knock Knock 5/10.
    Oxygen 6.5/10.
    Extremis 7.10.
    The Pyramid at the End of the World 8/10.
    The Lie of the Land 2.5/10.

  • The Dalek Whovian

    June 3rd, 2017 - 9:34pm

    Kane’s defeat was much more satisfying than the Monks

  • The Dalek Whovian

    June 3rd, 2017 - 9:32pm

    This episode starts with such an interesting concept, The Doctor as the VILLAIN of the story. Think of all the character aspects we could see. And now he’s REGENERATING, the marketing made a big deal out of this surely this will lead to something big…

    Then it all turned out to be an act. What a wasted opportunity.

    Rest of the episode on the other…. eh. The Monks plan defeat was disappointing. They have been planning presumably for ages and in great detail, So surely they would have a backup plan rather than just disappear? I’m I a bit disappointed to be honest, this three part story had so much potential to tell a good story.

  • prototype dalek

    June 3rd, 2017 - 9:28pm

    She is portraying uni life well though 🙂

  • D0CT0R WH0

    June 3rd, 2017 - 9:23pm

    I wander how many times Bill will almost say a swear in this series.
    Thin Ice = No sh…
    The lie of the land = I am going to beat the sh…

  • The Surgeon

    June 3rd, 2017 - 9:17pm

    With the exception of the monsters that have already returned (Daleks, Cybermen, Silurians, Zygons, Ice Warriors, Autons etc.) I would rather have classic writers back. Also, Pertwee and Capaldi are my top two Doctors as well. How quaint

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    June 3rd, 2017 - 9:04pm

    I’ve actually decided to adjust my scores for series 10 slightly because I think how an episode does or does not stick in your mind is a contributing factor as to how good or bad it is.

    So far in series 10…

    The Pilot: 8/10
    Smile: 6.5/10
    Thin Ice: 8/10
    Knock Knock: 6.5/10
    Oxygen: 7/10
    Extremis: 9/10
    The Pyramid at the End of the World: 8/10
    The Lie of the Land: 7/10

    Average score so far: 7.5/10

  • The Living Shadow

    June 3rd, 2017 - 8:49pm

    NOTHING! I’ve not seen it yet… What am I doing here?

  • Tim M

    June 3rd, 2017 - 8:46pm

    If this had been any other series I was watching tonight, I would have changed channels, or even switched off after 10 minutes. But, because it’s Doctor Who, and it’s my favourite tv series, I’m loyal. General viewers I’m sure would have not preserved with this story, and wouldn’t be so forgiving and loyal.

  • therealwhovian63

    June 3rd, 2017 - 8:43pm

    Looking back, ive watched more cclassic than new. The classics are easyer to rewatch because they still have you on the edge of your seat although you know what will happen

  • Mr Toomey

    June 3rd, 2017 - 8:41pm

    Pish Posh, I think the whole trilogy was naff and a waste of 3 episodes.

  • therealwhovian63

    June 3rd, 2017 - 8:39pm

    I thought you ment that but i just wanted to check

  • therealwhovian63

    June 3rd, 2017 - 8:39pm

    Dont get me wrong im a massive classic who fan. Pertwees my fave doctor out of all but im excited for them episodes i listed as they have classic villainss in. What would you rather a classic writer or classic villains. Capaldis my fave new who and pertwees my fave classic who. Both tied 1st

  • Alex Davis

    June 3rd, 2017 - 8:38pm

    Boring and predictable. Monks weren’t effective and the fake regeneration and Missy were predictable.

  • The Surgeon

    June 3rd, 2017 - 8:35pm

    For me (out of 5)
    TP: 4.9
    S: 4.0
    TI: 4.9
    KK: 3.8
    O: 3.5
    E: 4.7
    TPATEOTW: 4.9
    TLOTL: 2.6

  • 12th Doctor Fan

    June 3rd, 2017 - 8:33pm

    Not a great one, predicted Missy.

  • prototype dalek

    June 3rd, 2017 - 8:33pm

    I thought it was quite good, better ending as well then some episodes

  • Matt Parker

    June 3rd, 2017 - 8:32pm

    A bit if a mish mash of an episode. Great acting and with some truly awesome scenes and great visuals ( the statues across the world was a great image) but one of the best scenes in Doctor Who let down by a comedy type end, Nardole was truly annoying to watch in this one, and two of the big reveals …who’s in the vault? Oh, it really is Missy after all….and the regeneration we’ve seen for weeks….wasn’t! I actually feel this episode would have benefitted another 45 minutes, then it might have been something amazing……anyhoo, we’re finally at the episodes we’ve all been waiting for!

  • Tim M

    June 3rd, 2017 - 8:31pm

    Oh dear. What a boring finale to this 3 parter of sorts. This must rank amongst the most tedious of 3 part stories. Even ‘Dragonfire’ is better, and it’s my least favourite McCoy. The Monks were more effective in ‘Extremis’. Since then we have seen less and less of them, and less and less effective. Didn’t really see the point of this story at all. A low point, in an otherwise great series. A great shame.

  • D0CT0R WH0

    June 3rd, 2017 - 8:30pm

    A great episode. My favourite in the series. I didn’t like the last 2 episodes in the monk trilogy but this final part written by Toby Whitehouse was brilliant. It was very action packed and tence throughout. Bill shooting the doctor, the trick regeneration and missys appearance was my best highlights. Here’s my updated episode verdicts.
    The Pilot: 8/10
    Smile: 4/10
    Thin Ice: 7/10
    Knock Knock: 5/10
    Oxygen: 6/10
    Extremis: 3/10
    The pyramid at the end of the world: 5/10
    The lie of the land: 10/10

  • The Surgeon

    June 3rd, 2017 - 8:30pm

    I think episode 10 looks great. As a classic Who fan, it is wonderful seeing a classic writer return. But as much as I adore the Ice Warriors and I’m delighted to see the return of their sonic guns, next episode looks pretty atrocious from what I’ve seen so far

  • Alex Davis

    June 3rd, 2017 - 8:30pm

    I didn’t really like that. Felt rather obscure on the whole, even by doctor who standards. Nothing actually surprised me, I knew the doctor wouldn’t regenerate. I wish he did, just so something could actually shake up the boring and repetitive narratives a bit.

  • The Surgeon

    June 3rd, 2017 - 8:29pm

    No, I just thought that the whole resolution – including the Doctor not being the right person so the companion did it instead – was identical to The Rings of Akhaten. This was better than that episode though

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    June 3rd, 2017 - 8:27pm

    Not bad, but also not great. Some parts were pretty good but the resolution was certainly weak.

  • therealwhovian63

    June 3rd, 2017 - 8:26pm

    How. Was her leaf in it. Did i miss it

  • therealwhovian63

    June 3rd, 2017 - 8:25pm

    Cant wait for the next ep and then ep 11 and 12. Ep 10 looks a bit disappointing

  • The Surgeon

    June 3rd, 2017 - 8:25pm

    Not too great. Fairly poor script and provided unwanted memories of Clara’s leaf

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