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    Great episode, excellent writing as usual from Moffat. If you couldn't keep up you just suck.
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    I feel like it was an an overall average episode with excellence punctuated throughout. Every emotional scene really hit me; the Doctor being the defender of Christmas was great; and I always love a bit of sexual tension b/w the Doctor and some random high-ranking female.

    Peter Capaldi. <3
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    Bit meh. Wondering if I'm just getting bored of DW (or at leas the current writing of DW). Felt like it was trying to squeeze too many things in at once and just urgh.
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    (Original post by greeneyedgirl)
    Bit meh. Wondering if I'm just getting bored of DW (or at leas the current writing of DW). Felt like it was trying to squeeze too many things in at once and just urgh.
    Yeah I suppose that's what happens when you leave story elements unresolved for years and have one episode to tie everything together in. Its Moffat's own fault really (ideas too grand/poor story resolutions), and I do feel that his writing has been below par. He's a brilliant writer when he wants to be (just look at Sherlock, and some of his previous non-showrunner Who eps) but ever since he's taken over, I feel as though every story is about an 'end of the world as we know it' scenario. He needs to chill down and scale back the proportions of his stories.

    I love all your animal gifs. :moon:
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    (Original post by Mr.Messy)
    Yeah I suppose that's what happens when you leave story elements unresolved for years and have one episode to tie everything together in. Its Moffat's own fault really (ideas too grand/poor story resolutions), and I do feel that his writing has been below par. He's a brilliant writer when he wants to be (just look at Sherlock, and some of his previous non-showrunner Who eps) but ever since he's taken over, I feel as though every story is about an 'end of the world as we know it' scenario. He needs to chill down and scale back the proportions of his stories.

    I love all your animal gifs. :moon:

    *cries* why has Russel T David disappeared?
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    First time Doctor Who has ever made me cry. The Amy Pond scene
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    Overall episode was average enough. Matt Smith wasn't my favourite, so wasn't too bad to see him leave on a bit of a bum note.

    One thing that did gripe me though - Clara and the Doctor land on Trenzalore. Truth field in effect. Clara pretty much immediately admits she went with the Doctor because she fancied him.

    Moffat, do you absolutely have to do that? Really?

    That being said, CAPALDI. So excited for that. His first 20 seconds looked great.
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    (Original post by pinkpenguin)
    One thing that did gripe me though - Clara and the Doctor land on Trenzalore. Truth field in effect. Clara pretty much immediately admits she went with the Doctor because she fancied him.

    Moffat, do you absolutely have to do that? Really?
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    Completely agree - would be nice to have a companion with something else to them besides wanting to get into the doctors pants - as far as I remember since the reboot only Donna & Rory haven't had a crush on their Doctor.
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    Not sure if I've missed something, but I don't feel that the general story arc starting from the first matt smith episode has been properly explained yet. Was it ever explained why the tardis exploded in the first series for example?
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    (Original post by james22)
    Not sure if I've missed something, but I don't feel that the general story arc starting from the first matt smith episode has been properly explained yet. Was it ever explained why the tardis exploded in the first series for example?
    Nope, they just the Kovarian section blew it up. Not how, which is a bit important I feel.
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    Great episode not as good as the 50th but fantastic great to see the Daleks confirmed as the number 1 monsters of the universe and I knew the Doctor was a fool to save the Timelords.I am loving this new fast pace that has been developing in the last 2 episodes which produces great Doctor Who episodes it was probably the 2nd best episode ever or certainly up there behind the 50th.
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    The episode was quite good. Nice to see the Doctor doing what he does best - beating monsters and protecting people time and time again.

    I'm very displeased at the absence of River. They had Amy, but not his wife?

    Also, Dancing at the Singing towers of Darillium?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPVZEQQUnu8

    I guess it's not Matt Smith who takes her there last then, but it would have been nice if it was given that he's her husband...
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    ok maybe im missing something blindingly obvious here but

    the doctor is on trenzalore for centuries, all the other aliens are there to try and kill him as hes the only one who can bring the time lords back, this no one wants as it will start the time war all over again - yet the doctor at no point tries to bring back the time lords

    so why keep attacking Christmas/Trenzalore then, hes not going to bring them back so why constantly keep fighting the doctor and the silence?
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    That was pretty rubbish. Can't believe some people actually liked it.
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    Not as good as the 50th, a little disappointed though. However, I will miss Matt Smith, he was fantastic as the Doctor


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    in the Wedding of River Song Dorium says "on the fields of Trenzalore, at the Fall of the Eleventh, when no creature can speak falsely or fail to answer, a question will be asked. A question that must never ever be answered: Doctor who?" the key part is the fail to answer part which is what the doctor does all episode.This is a major plothole Moffat but I still loved the episode.
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    (Original post by silverbolt)
    ok maybe im missing something blindingly obvious here but

    the doctor is on trenzalore for centuries, all the other aliens are there to try and kill him as hes the only one who can bring the time lords back, this no one wants as it will start the time war all over again - yet the doctor at no point tries to bring back the time lords

    so why keep attacking Christmas/Trenzalore then, hes not going to bring them back so why constantly keep fighting the doctor and the silence?
    To eliminate even the slightest possibility of the Timelords coming back because they are so dangerous.Think about this If a person could bring a large evil army back from the dead but refrained from doing so I bet the FBI would dispose of the small risk this person represents humans would act in exactly the same way as far as I'm concerned.
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    Oh man all them feelings . :cry2:
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    I don't know what to feel about the episode - it just seemed like any other and I feel bad that Matt didn't really get a proper send off as it wasn't as emotional as all the others have been. I'm really excited for Capaldi though and can't wait to see him in action.
    Also the reverberations thing kinda pissed me off cos in 'The Impossible Astronaut' 11 begins regenerating - so he can regenerate and he also uses regeneration energy in "The Angels Take Manhattan" to mend River, so I thought he still had some energy left.


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    (Original post by Mr.Messy)
    Yeah I suppose that's what happens when you leave story elements unresolved for years and have one episode to tie everything together in. Its Moffat's own fault really (ideas too grand/poor story resolutions), and I do feel that his writing has been below par. He's a brilliant writer when he wants to be (just look at Sherlock, and some of his previous non-showrunner Who eps) but ever since he's taken over, I feel as though every story is about an 'end of the world as we know it' scenario. He needs to chill down and scale back the proportions of his stories.

    I love all your animal gifs. :moon:
    Indeed, I think Moffat was great on individual episodes but doesn't do overarching plots well :nah: Ah well, shall see how he goes writing wise in next series then if still not enjoying it, may give up.
 
 
 
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