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October 3rd, 2015 82 comments

What Did You Think Episode 3 of Under The Lake ?

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

When an Underwater Base comes under attack, the Doctor and Clara must save the frightened crew and defeat an impossible threat. But what is behind these terrifying events? And can they really be haunted by ghosts?





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82 comments

  • Bow Ties Are Cool!

    October 29th, 2015 - 1:59am

    AMAZING!!!!!!! LOVED IT!!!!!!

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  • Michael

    October 10th, 2015 - 7:19pm

    I really enjoyed it.

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    • Anonymous

      October 10th, 2015 - 7:55pm

      I think that the doctor who franchise has been booming since the doctor changed his form but on a personal note I think that the Last doctor was my favourite but still peter calpadil is doing great

  • Teq56au

    October 8th, 2015 - 3:33pm

    Sorry. But as a long time whovian (+30 years), Season 9 as a whole is simply the worst series ever produced.

    I tried (and even defended) Peter Capaldi’s Doctor when all around me hated him, but sorry he is literally the worst doctor in history.

    I wont continue with Season 9. Purely because it is so dreadfully BAD that I cant bring myself too. In fact I would rather endure being given a root canal by a Cyberman followed by an enema from a Dalek.

    Screwed up Doctor.. (trying too hard to replicate the great William Hartnell and not even coming close)
    Screwed up the best Companion ever. (Sorry Sarah Jane).
    Destroyed the opening sequence with some rediculous abomination (on par with 8th Doctor).
    Now… Sonic Sunglasses, The Doctor riding on a Tank playing Heavy Metal Guitar into an arena in the 1100’s, A companion taking phone call from UNIT whilst teaching a high school class… (I wont even START on the Master/Doctor/Davros connection)

    Sorry, if this is what they are thinking is good production, its time for the Doctor to take another 10 – 20 year break.

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      October 8th, 2015 - 4:50pm

      Woah now just hang on there mate, series 9 has not even finished yet, and for me has not yet appeared to be the worst series ever of modern day Doctor Who which for me is series 3 and 8.

      Your so jumping the gun !!.

      Watch the rest of series 9 and then see how you feel. Honestly, you can’t judge a new series by just watching 3 out of 12 episodes, for all we know, the best is still yet to come 🙂

    • yognot

      October 10th, 2015 - 7:00pm

      I agree with Doctor Who One, I think you’re jumping the gun a bit early. However it’s your opinion and nobody is stopping you.

    • Prof. Horner

      November 14th, 2015 - 9:46pm

      Season 24 was the worst season ever.

  • Exterminator

    October 6th, 2015 - 10:58pm

    I wonder why nobody mentioned to the writer and producers that ‘Lunn’ is actually a rude word in Punjabi?

    Anyone who knows what it means would’ve been cracking up when the doctor was shouting “Lunn, Lunn, are you there? Come in Lunn!”

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    • Rufus

      October 7th, 2015 - 8:58am

      my little boy new the meaning through his mates at school and was in hysterics!! he had to explain to me what it meant!!

    • Exterminator

      October 7th, 2015 - 10:52am

      Silly mistakes like this ruin the whole thing for me and to make it worse the doctor saying that sign language had been replaced with semaphore was unnecessary. I thought the Tardis translates every language anyway?

    • yognot

      October 7th, 2015 - 4:26pm

      I think it only translates spoken and written languages. I could be wrong though.

    • Exterminator

      October 7th, 2015 - 11:25pm

      If it can translate symbols why not signs?

  • WFK DVD Collector 15

    October 6th, 2015 - 8:50pm

    I have to admit that when I first watched this episode I didn’t really like it, however after having watched it a second time, it’s really grown on me!

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  • Suffle girl

    October 6th, 2015 - 6:58pm

    I was really shocked by the end when we the doctor as a ghost I really hope to see what happens to him and how he died.

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  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    October 6th, 2015 - 4:39pm

    Regarding the love / hate towards the Doctor’s new Sonic Sunglasses, I wouldn’t really worry about it so much, because obviously there will come a day, if not while Peter Capaldi is still the Doctor and Steven Moffat is still running the show, that the Doctor will some day go back to using the Sonic Screwdriver which may come in a totally brand new form.

    The Sonic Screwdriver to be honest IS constantly overused as a get out of jail free card by the writers, and to be fair to the new Sonic Sunglasses, the Doctor has so far not used them so much in just episodes 2 and 3 of series 9 in which the Doctor has used them [I’m excluding ‘The Magician’s Apprentice’ because he wore them as everyday Sunglasses that time], so I don’t see why this is a massive problem with a lot of fan’s, and feel the online petition to get rid of them and have the Sonic Screwdriver back is going a little too far.

    The Sonic Screwdriver will return some day . . . . trust me . . . . I’m a Whovian 🙂

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  • KORSAIR

    October 6th, 2015 - 9:05am

    Had a second watch at this last night and really enjoyed it, Mr Capaldi is really settling into the part.

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  • Peking Homunculus

    October 5th, 2015 - 9:48pm

    How are the qar doctor box sets not a discussion topic?

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  • The Moffat Paradox

    October 5th, 2015 - 1:36pm

    If there is any variation it’s probably by something like 5% and dont we think the quality of the episodes is far more important?

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    • The Moffat Paradox

      October 5th, 2015 - 1:41pm

      Meant to be in reply to complaint about opening credits being out of sync.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    October 5th, 2015 - 1:35am

    The scenes in which the ghosts were lured were also I thought reminiscent of scenes in Alien 3. In fact with the claustrophobia of an underwater base the whole thing was in parts almost Alien like except not in outer space.

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    • KORSAIR

      October 6th, 2015 - 9:01am

      Agree with you there.

  • Dalek the Supreme

    October 4th, 2015 - 6:02pm

    This was definitely a really good episode. The story was great and took time to build itself up. The supporting characters were good, and I love how they just accept that the acting commander is deaf, no questions asked, she’s just the commander. A really nice, subtle touch. The ghosts were creepy, and gave me one or two scares. The Doctor was on form, as was Clara, and the part with the cards was pretty funny. The cliffhanger at the end took me by surprise, but I am a little bemused that the whole “The Doctor’s going to die!” theme Steven Moffat’s run of the show has had going on since The Big Bang was brought up just a week after the last time it was used. It’s being taken up to ridiculous amounts of repetitiveness. At the very least, it looks like it will have more of an affect on the story than the Doctor’s Confession Dial in The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, which was completely inconsequential. Overall, a terrific episode, and I can’t wait for Before The Flood.

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  • Tim M

    October 4th, 2015 - 4:33pm

    Another very strong episode. Although I did feel at times that the story was going quite slow, almost as though the writer suddenly realised that there’s also a part two to this adventure. Nevertheless, great performances, good atmosphere, and a very interesting plot. Good cliffhanger as well. So, at the moment I still prefer the epic openeing Dalek/Davros/Missy two-parter. But this one shows huge promise. 8/10

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  • Moog Who Craft!

    October 4th, 2015 - 10:45am

    The title sequence is out of sync again! FIX IT! But overall, a very good episode and I cant wait for PART 2! 😀

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    • Still Not Ginger

      October 4th, 2015 - 11:12am

      How do we know its out of sync? Maybe they just changed it?

    • Dalekparadigm2

      October 4th, 2015 - 12:45pm

      Because Episode 2 of S9 was in sync as was most of S8 but not episodes 1 or 3 of S9 or episodes 10 – 12 and Christmas of S8.

    • collector

      October 5th, 2015 - 12:50pm

      I dont see what you mean by its out of sync, seems pretty normal to me.

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