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November 8th, 2014 92 comments

What do You Think of The 12th Doctor & Series 8?

Now that we have had chance to see a full series of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor what do you think? Is he on his way to being the best or just not for you…


And now that we have seen all 12 Episodes from series 8 of Doctor Who, and the first staring Peter Capaldi, what were your favourites?



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Series 8 of Doctor Who returns to UK TV screens on 23rd August, starring Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara.

The series is set to open with a feature length episode titled “Deep Breath”.

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92 comments

  • Robert Adams AKA Sutekh

    November 11th, 2014 - 6:35pm

    So far:
    Deep Breath – Not bad for a starter
    Into the Dalek – Not bad
    Robot of Sherwood – Good for Mark Gatiss, this is actually quite good!
    Listen – Better as it goes on.
    Time Heist – Confusingly good.
    The Caretaker – Good Episode. Wobbly Robot Crab.
    Kill the Moon – Rubbish Science Head Explode.
    Mummy on the Orient Express – AWESOME! FRANK SKINNER!
    Flatline – Veeery good standards.
    In the Forest of the Night – /laughs everywhere/
    Dark Water – Disturbing…
    Death in Heaven – Good Fandom. Disturbing Images. Shouldn’t kill Osgood.

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  • Dalek Smith

    November 11th, 2014 - 5:48pm

    Thoughts on Capaldi, simply sensational, easily the best doctor since the series has returned. So refreshing as Matt (whilst he was good) had become so tiring and never had the screen presence that Capaldi has (though some of this has been wasted by too much focus on Clara and Danny). In terms of storys, an improvement, series 6 and 7 in particular have been put to even more shame. Visually as well the series has improved. A few disappointing stories and gripes (again, Clara and Danny) but otherwise a lot better than anything in the past few years

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    • Dalek The Supreme

      November 12th, 2014 - 4:11pm

      I feel the opposite. While Matt Smith dominated the screen every time he appeared, Peter Capaldi just seems to hang back and doesn’t really have as much of a screen presence as Clara. I’m not sure I’d call him the worst Doctor since the show came back, since all four (five, counting Hurt) have been well acted, and I cannot stand how they tried to turn a character like the Doctor into some sort of Messiah like in the Tenth Doctor’s era.

  • paul

    November 11th, 2014 - 3:37pm

    I was not really happy with “death in heaven” but they do say it’s best to watch it again as i have done, and think on the whole it was a good episode. i just have this feeling that we have not seen the end of clara and wonder if the xmas episode will allow her character a proper fairwell?
    As for the master/ missy / damn im confused! lets not forget you cannot keep an evil time lord/lady down, and i suspect an appearance again one day? i do not think moffat would be dumb enough to kill off a iconic character like that, my fear is that moffat could be turning into a modern day John Nathan Turner and seriously hope 2015 scripts are of a high standard!

    As for capaldis doctor i see a lot of similarity with William Hartnell, ok when matt smith took on the role i was a little dubious at first but he became a fine addition to the legacy of the series as Peter Capaldi is already showing that is happening for him too!
    heres to the next 51+ years!

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  • The Bearded Lunardi

    November 10th, 2014 - 8:06pm

    Capaldi has brought the Doctor to a more rational level. Over the series, he has been seen as a deliverer from all evil, now he is shown as having a conscience. Having faced his death and own, all be it temporary mortality, and righted the past mistakes that led to the end of the time lords. The time line changed with that and it strikes me that having older actors has taken us back to the start of history and now being re written by the present Doctor. Who ever is the writer does not matter, as the new Doctor is just that a new Doctor. There is an awful lot of similarity in the character with first one and this backs up the change in the time line.

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    • Dalek The Supreme

      November 11th, 2014 - 2:40am

      So, The God Complex, The Girl Who Waited, and A Town Called Mercy don’t count as the Doctor being imperfect?

  • btowncoat 448

    November 10th, 2014 - 4:54pm

    Not bad new doctor better than 6th but “going in to darkness more like dullness all the w Drs held centre stage while new Drs looses it to Clara and other characters maybe its the plan.i saw night of the doctor which left me wishing for more of the 8th Dr while as with the twelfth it would be ob well next lets hope it gets better next season

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  • Anonymous

    November 10th, 2014 - 4:49pm

    My Favorite 4 were defiantly:
    Mummy on the Orient Express, Kill the Moon, Dark Water and Time Hiest

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  • Dalek The Supreme

    November 10th, 2014 - 12:54pm

    After the high standards left by Matt Smith’s spectacular Eleventh Doctor, and my excitement for the darker, more serious Twelfth Doctor played by Peter Capaldi… I’m disappointed. The story arc was interesting, but it wasn’t the story arc we needed. We really should have had a story arc about the Doctor finding Gallifrey, and it didn’t help that this series would have actually benefited from being split into two parts. (One coming in Spring, the other in Fall, riding the excitement of the 50th Anniversary) The Twelfth Doctor was inconsistent and at times, unlikable for his first six episodes, but he’s come to be a character I can enjoy. Clara has gone from inconsistent to enjoyable, and I’ve loved her this season. Danny Pink started out interesting enough, but his levels of interest rose and fell pretty much every other appearance.
    The Daleks were actually handled better than they were in the Eleventh Doctor post-Series 5, though, since they were actually killing people. The Cybermen are officially flying Iron Man jokes now, though. The Master being a woman was handled far better than I think everyone thought it would be, and it is sooo disappointing they just killed her off like that.
    As for the new monsters, they’re a mixed bunch. You have some absolutely brilliant ones, like the Foretold, and the Boneless, some pretty darn good ones like the Half-Faced Man and the Teller, but then you have some pathetic ones like the Skovox Blitzer and the thing that we were SUPPOSED to NOT have seen in Listen.
    The quality of the episodes seemed to rise and fall every other episode, with some good ones like Deep Breath, Into the Dalek, Time Heist, Flatline, and Death in Heaven, some meh ones like Robot of Sherwood, Listen, Kill the Moon, and Dark Water, and then a couple of terrible ones like The Caretaker and In the Forest of the Night. The story arcs disappeared and reappeared randomly, and it was all just “meh” overall. I feel Steven Moffat has truly lost his touch, and it’s definitely time for him to step down and let someone new take over. Don’t get me wrong, he’s written some of my all-time favorite episodes, and he was in charge in the era of my favorite Doctor (the Eleventh), but I don’t like his performance as a scriptwriter this season.
    Overall, the Twelfth Doctor has failed to impress me, and though Clara has improved as a character and the Daleks are improving, Steven Moffat has overstayed his welcome, and it’s high time someone new took over. It’s time for Mark Gatiss’s or Neil Gaiman’s Doctor Who. In my honest opinion, it’s the best thing Moffat can do for the show now… To give the Twelfth Doctor and Series 8 a rating, I give them 5/10.

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    • Anonymous

      November 11th, 2014 - 2:10am

      It’s Autumn, Fall is not a season.

    • Dalek The Supreme

      November 11th, 2014 - 2:34am

      Fall is another word for Autumn. At least, it is here in the states.

  • alan

    November 10th, 2014 - 5:59am

    mummy on the orient express as to be my favourite story, i just feel that steve moffat stories are whats wrong with doctor who not just this season but the last couple, bring back russell t davies.

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    • Anonymous

      November 10th, 2014 - 10:27am

      Dear god no…and turn DW back into a soap opera. I will always be thankful for RTD for bringing the show back…but IMO, the worst episodes since the show’s return were the ones written by RTD…awful. In fact the highlights of his tenure were the stories written by SM. SM stories and ambitious, clever, funny and daring…they don’t always work…but as a fan that’s been watching the show since 1977, I think the show has gone from strength to strength under SM…and its clear from polls and reviews that most fans agree with that…they just don’t shout about it…so I thought I would 🙂

    • Dalek The Supreme

      November 10th, 2014 - 12:56pm

      For the most part, I agree with Anonymous, but a part of me agrees with Alan. Besides, Doctor Who is about change. Bringing back an old showrunner? That’s against change. Besides, Davies has written quite a few terrible episodes. Still, I feel like Moffat has lost his touch, and I’m hoping for a new showrunner next season.

    • paddy

      November 10th, 2014 - 2:28pm

      Agree with anonymous RTD scripts were often almost unwatchable (Parting og the Ways among others).
      If I wanted cliched love stories I’d watch Australian soaps
      Also did not like his idea of the Dr being the lastof thetime lords.
      Moffatt has written the best stories of the revamped series – The empty Child,Blink and several Matt Smith ones stand out.

  • Daniel

    November 10th, 2014 - 3:39am

    After 3 wonderfully warm, funny and slightly wacky Doctors, I can’t take to this new Doctor with his almost cold arrogant manner.

    Beware because as it gas happened before, departing from what should be places the show in jeopardy and we don’t want to see the show go off the air again.

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    • Dalek The Supreme

      November 10th, 2014 - 12:35pm

      Actually, the Ninth Doctor was more distant and more restrained most of the time, and even the Eleventh and Tenth Doctors each had a lot moments where they were serious and restrained.

  • Bluesmanuk

    November 10th, 2014 - 1:20am

    Things started off slowly as Capaldi tried to find his feet but when he realised that an element of the thick of it character, with his trademark sarcasm was the best match for the Character of the Doctor, it got going and was fantastic.

    Clara is the best character ever, apart from the Doctor.

    The special effects have improved too, which makes things a more visual delight too.

    I hope the partnership runs and runs because the chemistry between them is the best ever.

    One day, when Capaldi does decide to regenerate, Clara would make the best next Doctor and add a twist and another dimension to things.

    I hope that now that Gallifrey has been discovered that we can finally get a glimpse of the planet and the other time lords.

    Space and time are the dimensions that we are used to but perhaps there is artistic licence to introduce a new kind of dimension that has not yet been thought of.

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    • BuddyB

      November 10th, 2014 - 2:19am

      I am pleased that the new Doctor has taken the time to unfold his character, and not simply turn a switch and have us all tune to someone we are expected to embrace as readily as the Doctor we had. Generally, there is a period where one misses the characterization they have grown to accept. I believe that Peter Capaldi has done this brilliantly, and I am not as disappointed in this season’s scripts as others might be. When I consider the last episodes of Matt Smith’s run, which were rather spectacular in terms of scale, I believe the pace of revealing the new Doctor has been well achieved. I certainly remain a loyal viewer.

  • Massimo

    November 9th, 2014 - 10:37pm

    Loved almost every minute of it!
    Peter Capaldi is great as the doctor and Jenna Coleman is absolutely awesome as Clara.
    I love the chemistry they have together.
    The themes of the show were a bit dark at some parts but well worked out and with enough light hearted moments in between.
    All in all great fun to watch.

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  • Al

    November 9th, 2014 - 4:56pm

    I have to wonder if my part of the world got a different series than that described by some of the comments. I think it was the best, most consistent season of the NuWho era and ranks among the best in franchise history. Maybe it’s time for some people to stop watching the show because they’ve clearly grown tired of it if they’ve reached the “they can’t do anything right” stage of an old tired married couple who are too lazy to divorce.

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    • Peking Homunculus

      November 9th, 2014 - 6:16pm

      I have to agree with you, especially about the old tired married couple thing. Of course, I think of people who didn’t like the seventh doctor era the same way. Some of my favorite episodes are ones that in the past have made the bottom of the list, such as Paradise Towers. One thing I can think of that would have made series 8 better was if the Karabraxos Bank had turned out to have been designed by Kroagnon.

  • THE ERGON

    November 9th, 2014 - 2:11pm

    Love capaldi. The stories overall didn,t do him justice but there were a few fun moments-The doctor in the handbag, the mummy episode and the missi reveal all highlights (although I still can,t swallow the master as a woman,even now. Lets go back to basics for series 9 and some new classic monsters instead of daleks and cybermen.

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  • dalek eternal

    November 9th, 2014 - 1:18pm

    best series since the series 1 of the reboot. peter capaldi has been amazing in every episode only episode I wasn’t too keen on was in the forest of the night which wasn’t capaldi’s fault the scenes he was in were brilliant but I loved every other episode. very consistent series with a lot of references to the classic era especially the brigadier in the finale.

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  • tom haynes

    November 9th, 2014 - 12:18pm

    I think peter capaldi first series of doctor who he was great I think needs work to different doctors like matt smith he was serious every time the new doctor is he need to make some funny words and what he’s new catchphrase I can’t wait for this years Christmas special episode

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    • Mralexander25

      November 9th, 2014 - 1:14pm

      Yes but Tom maybe that is what is making things bad. SM just keeps rehashing things we have already seen. He is not treating the Doctor WHO cannon with respect. He introduces characters and plots, not in an attempt to improve them, but just to do an M. Knight Shyamalan movie.

      A twist with no purpose is just a dance!!! Pointless and anyone can do it.

      Respect the past but create a new future. And for the sake of all that is holy, stop killing people we like just to “surprise” us. I liked Osgood… more than I like Oswin.

      He’s shoving it down our throats… like a certain other movie director (Lucas).

      Clara = Jar Jar

    • Mralexander25

      November 9th, 2014 - 3:02pm

      Its not Capaldis fault, its SMs writting. Capaldi could be great, and I will suffer the Doctor’s midlife crisis because the first Doctor wasn’t exactly a nice person.

      But that is the point, do something different. Stop rehashing the old and create something new.

    • Dalek The Supreme

      November 10th, 2014 - 12:59pm

      After all the love I held and still hold for the Eleventh Doctor’s era, I truly feel like Moffat has lost his touch. I haven’t been able to enjoy this season as much as I have Series 5, 6, and 7. Oh, sure, the latter two had their problems, but I still enjoyed them more than this. I hope a new showrunner takes over and does Capaldi justice next season.

  • Parrick

    November 9th, 2014 - 9:48am

    The dramatic content of the series, especially between the Dr and Jenna, as well as the Mistress/ Master, was like watching one long domestic. Tantrums as substitute for drama, nagging for dialogue. Really it was like a relationship workshop. Get over it. Write something new or get out of the way.

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  • MakeItStop

    November 9th, 2014 - 5:04am

    I’m really, really, really trying to let this go… but I REALLY HATED THIS SEASON.

    I wasn’t a fan of Martha at first, because I loved Rose, I kinda liked Donna at first but missed Martha, then I fell in love with Donna so much that I did not like Amy and Rory at first. Then I fell in love with them all.

    2 1/2 seasons and I STILL HATE CLARA OSWALD. BTW , Danny Pink just makes me dislike her even further.

    We are all bordering on being nerds (wear it proudly), but I think you will understand what I mean when I say the following:

    CLARA OSWALD IS THE JAR JAR BINKS OF COMPANIONS

    And as for story line … Let me get this straight, Danny’s love for Clara somehow prevented his emotion chip from going online? Did the billions of other dead humans not have loved ones? Or was it because he’s a math teacher? Did all of the resurrected math teachers figure out how to disable their emotion chips? If not … then that whole thing was stupid!

    And as for the Master, sorry the Mistress… am I the only one who thought she was a crazy kinda hot? I miss her more than I will EVER miss Clara.

    Still, if the whole point of this crazy scheme was to teach the Doctor that “He really wants an army” … I’m sorry, but Davros already had this same conversation with the doctor, um … 4 or 5 years ago. Remember? Planets, Sarah Jane, Osterhagen keys?

    I thought that when Moffat took over, that it would be a golden age of Weeping Angel worthy stories. Not so much..

    This season was flat and disappointing.

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    • Big D

      November 9th, 2014 - 10:52am

      Agree with everything you say.

    • tom haynes

      November 9th, 2014 - 12:21pm

      Give him a chance like with matt smith he was a young actor to play the doctor he was amazing as the doctor so give the new doctor a chance

    • Big D

      November 9th, 2014 - 12:48pm

      Tom, nobody is criticising Peter Capaldi as the Doctor. Far from it in fact. He has the potential of being one of the very best Doctors. BUT….

      Mr Moffat hasnt allowed him to shine. He turned Clara (who pre this series, was a terrific companion) into an irritating, self obsessed, soap character who became the main focus of the season. Why Mr Moffat is so obsessed with her character I dont know?

      The stories whilst having some good premises, have been inconsistant, over complicated at times and very bitty. Its almost as if hes not had the time to think things through properly.

      But allowing Peter Capaldi to be so strongly overshadowed in his first season as the Doctor is a misguided judgement that does neither SM, PC, the series or us any credit.

    • Ian

      November 9th, 2014 - 4:02pm

      Well said!

    • anthem68

      November 9th, 2014 - 7:28pm

      Yes, well said!

    • shelby

      November 10th, 2014 - 12:22am

      I totally agree w/ u. I think Peter Capaldi Will be a good doctor but w/ another companion. Clara sort of ruined this season for me. My fav was David Tennents dr. and Rose. I cried when Rose got sucked into the parallel universe.

    • the ergon

      November 11th, 2014 - 10:56am

      Claras ‘Impossible girl’ was an original idea to freshly evolve a new companion during series 7 story arc and it worked. She did feel a little surplus to requirement this time round and the whole danny/clara romance seemed a bit sappy. New companion time.

  • Mralexander25

    November 9th, 2014 - 4:29am

    So what do you people think now?

    1. She threatened to destroy all of the tardis keys

    2. She tried to blackmail the Doctor into changing history

    3. The Doctor was on a crashing plane and she tried to force him to do “only what she wanted” , “come take the chip out of Danny or I wont talk to you”.

    4. She was going to make the Doctor murder Missy. I found myself wanting to see the Master, more than I wanted to see Clara.

    Combine all of this with the fact that she’s not interesting, she’s not endearing, she’s shallow, she’s not Amy, Rose, Donna, River, Martha or even Sarah Jane for crying out loud.

    Capaldi is great … but Clara is all over the place. She has yet to do something to make me say “Wow she’s brilliant” … if they had kept her as a computer genius then maybe, but the Doctor acts as if she is his heart and soul. We have yet to see her do something worthy of that admiration.

    Just whine, whine, whine, cry, try to be bossy like Donna, think I love him like Rose and Martha and not look anywhere near as hot as Amy!

    And I’m all for strong women… My mother is strong woman. But Clara is not strong, she is arrogant. She has not been helpful in a while, and it makes her character pointless. Maybe if they left her as a computer genius, then that would have been interesting… But really is she the one to judge if the Doctor is a “Good Man”? She’s not even a “Good Woman”, so how would she know?

    And the whole Clara and Mr Pink thing is annoying. Is their purpose to be the opposite of everything we loved about Amy and Rory? And speaking for myself and all of my fellows in Armed Services across the globe, STOP BEING SUCH A WHINNY !#[email protected]!#. Cry, Cry, Cry….. The Doctor is a General and I’m just a little cog in the machine. We go to war, we bring things back, but we didn’t become magically wiser than a 1000 year old Time Lord in the process.

    I hate the whole thing… Danny, the little girl who is destined to become a dropout, the elementary school rejects, the attack of the killer trees, the space orient express (a little too Titanic in space for me, wink) There is no originality, no character development and it makes Clara tiresome.

    Make it STOP!!!!

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    • matfav528

      November 9th, 2014 - 6:02am

      Peter is an actor, Jenna is an actor – do not confuse them with their characters which they have no say about. When you say “Capaldi is great but clara is all over the place” It looks like your confusing character with actor.

      I thought the dr (character is cold and unfeeling) Clara (character is self seeking) but they are written that way. As for Peter and Jenna – they did the best with what they had to work with.

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      November 9th, 2014 - 9:54am

      Clara was only all over the place as she was grief stricken, and i think that made her interesting as we had never seen that side of her before

    • Mralexander25

      November 9th, 2014 - 1:01pm

      Matt,

      You misunderstand… to clarify, I hate the writing. I hate the Doctors midlife crisis, am I good … am I a baddie…. blah blah blah

      You’ve had close to 1000 years, you changed your face, you changed your clothing, you DID NOT change the core of “WHO” you are, my dear Doctor.

      Now as for Capaldi and Jenna, I will be more specific. Capaldi is doing a terrific of portraying Moffat’s poor writing to screen. However, I will suffer the Doctors midlife crisis. He actually reminds me of the first Doctor, who was not always the nicest person.

      I hate both Clara as a character and Jenna as an actor. Telling me that she’s a good actor is like saying she’s really really good at making her character annoying and dull. Of course!!! She’s been doing it on purpose!!! Well then, she deserves to be OBE and bring on Emmy Awards. She’s the greatest actor of our generation. Wait what is the opposite of everything I just said?

      All companions have been grief stricken, All companions have lost something. What makes us great as people is that we RISE to the occasion. The experience of being with the Doctor brings the best out of them… not just more lying and falling to pieces. THAT IS LAME…

      SHE IS THE JAR JAR BINKS

    • Ian

      November 9th, 2014 - 4:05pm

      Best comment, agree 100%

    • anthem68

      November 9th, 2014 - 7:25pm

      I 100% AGREE!!

      “SHE IS THE JAR JAR BINKS” yes, unfortunately…

    • matfav528

      November 10th, 2014 - 12:04am

      To hate a character is one thing, to hate a person and publicly say so is another and beneath contempt and makes for trolling. Do not troll hatred here! SHAME on your comments about hating Jenna. No trolling here please.

    • shelby

      November 10th, 2014 - 12:26am

      Totally agree.

    • Stu Gre

      November 10th, 2014 - 3:40am

      Couldn’t agree more. Really can’t stand the Clara character, it is effective in small doses (couple of cameo roles a series) but the whole thing just grates on me. Capaldi has the potential to be a simply brilliant Doctor but most of the episodes seem to be about Clara.

      In the latest where she was shouting “I am the Doctor” to the cybermen I was thinking ‘no but the writers seem to think you are’.

      Make it stop please.

    • paddy

      November 10th, 2014 - 2:40pm

      Agree up to a point- but opposite Matt smith Clara was a hugely appealing character – with a certain joie de vivre and a mischievous twinkle in her eye- especially as souffle girl.
      On the subject of companions am i the only person who absolutely detested Donna? Worst companion in 51 years. (And yes I remember Langford as Mel)

    • Ian

      November 10th, 2014 - 6:14pm

      Just to be clear, I am not trolling.
      Jenna is a fine actress – all my comments are aimed directly at the character of Clara.

  • anthem68

    November 9th, 2014 - 3:14am

    This season will go down as perhaps THE worst in Dr. Who history! From beginning to end, things have gone down hill completely, except for PC ‘s acting. Kudos to PC for rising above the muck. If you go back to Eccelston’s series, you will find the very true soul of Dr. Who. And Doctors 10 & 11 carried the torch. From the writing, to the music, to the special effects, to companions, to the directors, this series has been a shambles. I have a hard time believing anyone can truly and honestly favourably compare this serie with all that has gone on before… Are people just blindly willing to accept anything? Obviously SM must go! Please, please, please start fresh with the next series. I’m a long-long-time fan of Dr. Who and I haven’t been very happy since late August… Fantastic! NOT!!!!!!!

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    • gil

      November 9th, 2014 - 10:43am

      The second worst. McCoy’s first series is the very worst for me but this has been a very close runner up. Truly terrible.

  • 47

    November 9th, 2014 - 12:14am

    Peter Capaldi has been excellent, and I’m pleased his Doctor has been allowed, finally, to develop. As for the series, certainly better than the Matt Smith era – garbage, didn’t miss him at all,however, it was only quite good overall. The main problems, for me, were stories being overrun in the early episodes with abysmal comedy and waaaay tooo much Clara/Pink throughout, I just wish the Doctor would have punked him out, just once !!. Tiresome and annoying. Also, the over bearing and insulting views that were expressed towards soldiers,and the anti-American jibe in the final episode, etcetera and so forth. Social commentary needs to be balanced, and let the viewer decide, rather than lead them by the nose for the writers whim or political view. Looking forward to the next season, would be good to have more of the Master and Gallifrey…… And now they have at last got around to setting up Capaldi’s Doctor, surely they can just get on with plot, story telling, sci-fi, gravity, weight and drama and leave the after mentioned nonsense out of it.
    The series, did though, get better as it went on, mainly as Capaldi became more central, and that was the best part of the series…… The 12th Doctor.

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  • matfav528

    November 9th, 2014 - 12:02am

    Peter capaldi and Jenna coleman have been outstanding, having to do their best with poor scripts, directions and outcomes. It has become a childrens show much like the sarah jane adventures and loses everyone else.

    When missy stole the show in the last episode, I wish their could have been more on screen time.

    The mistake with Dr Who has been to regress the character of the dr rather than progress the character, The dr being unfeeling and psychopathic, The dr being just plain dumb made missys light shine even brighter.

    I hope it does better in the next season or I predict it will disappear from our screens like galifrey.

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  • the astronaut of death

    November 8th, 2014 - 10:08pm

    I felt the series it self has been great I have loved most of the stories and the series finale was amazing my best episode of the series is probably death in heaven but my worst is time heist but over all a great series probably one of my best.

    and as for the capaldi,s doctor at first I was a bit unsure but now I love him a great addition to a list of amazing actors to have played the doctor!

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  • Big D

    November 8th, 2014 - 10:03pm

    Honestly. Overall (and it pains me to say it) this series was average at best. Quite simply the fault has laid with some poor writing and plotting. Far, far, far too much emphasis on Clara and Danny. Its become too soap opera-ish for my liking. SM has to go now.
    However. Peter Capaldi has been a good Doctor (he could and should have been a great Doctor – again I blame SM). Michelle Gomez as Missy has been a true standout. I thought she was terrific. Indeed its an unforgiveable crime that the writers didnt give both her and The Doctor more screen time together.
    Hopefully, now that Clara has gone (fingers crossed – though I no longer trust SM), this will return to being a show about Doctor Who.

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    • Exterminator

      November 9th, 2014 - 12:10am

      I agree completely.

    • shelby

      November 10th, 2014 - 12:36am

      Totally agree.

  • Dalekparadigm2

    November 8th, 2014 - 9:35pm

    Capaldi is not on his way to being my favorite, he IS my favorite.

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    • DoctorFan

      November 8th, 2014 - 9:44pm

      Same

  • Cymon

    November 8th, 2014 - 9:32pm

    Peter is a great Doctor and Jenna is a great companion, but I think a lot of this season has been aimed at children rather than the whole family which is a shame as I was hoping that when an older actor took over the role the series would move away from the childish elements seen in Matt Smiths era
    I also think the doctor has not taken centre stage as much as he should, this series has featured Clara too much with the doctor on the sidelines too much.
    Although the Christmas episode will probably be child friendly, hopefully season 9 will be slightly more adult orientated so the whole family can enjoy it not just the kids

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  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    November 8th, 2014 - 9:23pm

    capaldi has been very good this series, i just feel the writing has suffered.
    his best doctor moment is definitely from flatline, naming the boneless. its a shame that wasn’t in the finale

    In terms of the whole series, it was ok on first impression. There were problems with pacing, and plot holes.
    Good: DP, ITD, TH, KTM, MOTOE, F, DW

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  • Gallifrey Will Rise Again

    November 8th, 2014 - 9:20pm

    I think peter capaldi has been an excellent doctor and a nice change of pace from chris,david & matt (my doctor). The series has been brilliant with only a couple of weak episodes(time heist & in the forest of the night) and ended with the best series finale since series 2.

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  • PedroPete

    November 8th, 2014 - 9:10pm

    It has been amazing apart from possibly Dark Water.

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  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    November 8th, 2014 - 9:09pm

    My favourite four: Mummy on the Orient Express, Death in Heaven, Into the Dalek and Deep Breath.

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  • galifery

    November 8th, 2014 - 9:05pm

    Cool thut up and listen !!

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