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    I thought it was a decent episode, nothing special or that memorable though, thought the Missy stuff at the end was interesting though
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    loving that anti UKIP rhetoric...
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    I seriously don't know why the writers insist on having all these annoying kids on the show. They can't act and they serve no real purpose. This series would have been semi-decent if it didn't try so hard to make everything so cbbc.
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    (Original post by InsertWittyName)
    I seriously don't know why the writers insist on having all these annoying kids on the show. They can't act and they serve no real purpose. This series would have been semi-decent if it didn't try so hard to make everything so cbbc.
    I still wonder how those kids were part of the gifted and talented

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    (Original post by Norin)
    I still wonder how those kids were part of the gifted and talented

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    To quote Clara "you know they're not really gifted and talented, right? I just tell them that to make them feel better about themselves."
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    (Original post by Aula)
    To quote Clara "you know they're not really gifted and talented, right? I just tell them that to make them feel better about themselves."
    Ah. Probably missed that bit

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    (Original post by Norin)
    Ah. Probably missed that bit

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    I noticed it because I'd been wondering the same thing :mmm:

    I think I quite liked that episode, it was a little heavy on the "don't cut down the forests" thing though. On a similar level to the "don't do drugs" episode of the 9th doctor (the one where the whole upper planet died from using 'bliss').

    I hope we actually get some answers about Missy next week, although I'm concerned from the trailer that it could be absolutely terrible... :erm:
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    That was a pretty decent episode with this week and last week it feels like the show's finally getting back to its old standard
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    That was bad. :nn:
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    Not sure if just watched Doctor Who or a **** CBBC show, hoping the latter.


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    The annoying thing is that I thought Capaldi would bring us back to the old style. I mean I do like his personality as the Doctor.... But it just hasn't felt like doctor who since Tennant at the latest. They're just making it sillier

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    I'm watching this on Iplayer, never cringed this much at Doctor Who in my life. Especially that ginger girl
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    I didn't think Doctor Who could get any lower than Kill the Moon, but it succeeded. That was one of the worst episodes ever. On a scale with Love & Monsters and Fear Her in series 2. Jesus :facepalm:
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    Mediocre overall. These kids need to be done away with. They add nothing to the programme, and they're just terrible characters. Clara was poor. It's a shame, I actually liked Clara but she's beginning to get annoying by trying to make everything about her. The episode had no real danger in it (Apart from the tiger, but anyone above the age of 5 would not be scared by that). Definitely felt like a CBBC programme.

    The finale looks semi decent, but poor compared to previous ones. It's good to see the Cybermen making a comeback but I hope Moffat doesn't completely butcher them.

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    I noticed it because I'd been wondering the same thing :mmm:

    I think I quite liked that episode, it was a little heavy on the "don't cut down the forests" thing though. On a similar level to the "don't do drugs" episode of the 9th doctor (the one where the whole upper planet died from using 'bliss').

    I hope we actually get some answers about Missy next week, although I'm concerned from the trailer that it could be absolutely terrible... :erm:
    10th Doctor.
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    I'm looking forward to finally figuring out who Clara is next week

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    (Original post by Kool_Panda)
    10th Doctor.
    *googles* How bizzare, I could have sworn it was an Ecclestone episode :holmes:
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    Anybody got next weeks trailer... Cybers.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Anybody got next weeks trailer... Cybers.
    I'm more interested in the dialogue they showed....

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    I don't know what I just watched except that the writer of the episode needs to redo his Science GCSE. The episode was a joke a much joke than the conclusion of Kill the Moon because trees can't just grow themselves they need water,sunlight,carbon dioxide and the amount of those and temperature determine how much trees grow not whether there is a big catastrophe coming that needs trees to protect the Earth from it if that where true big forests would be growing to counteract the effects of global warming.I think this episode was so bad that it was humiliating and embarrassing for Doctor Who and its hard to believe anyone wouldn't have seen the script and just ripped it up and thrown it in the bin, how can Moffat think that sort of script is acceptable?Its as if the writer was on drugs or something.

    They even had speaking trees and rubbish like that when scientists have shown plants don't even have a nervous system so can't be conscious.Sci-Fis should be about exploring improbable but still theoretically realistic possibilities, those which seem ridiculous can be shown by having them come from another planet but not from Earth as scientists have observed Earth enough to know the basic rules or at least I hope.This wasn't a CBBC episode though because a lot of CBBC episodes are actually very good and mature with excellent conclusions(think Wizards vs Aliens,M.I.High,Wolfblood) I think it was more like a CBeebies episode "Lets come and play with the nice trees that magically grow to save us".

    It was also a very disturbing episode at time because it was implied that children who have lost their parents shouldn't want to live without them and Clara attempts to commit suicide by not going with the Doctor, I don't know what all that was about but any sensible writer would have wrote the episode with The Doctor trying to rescue every person on Earth, until He realises that the trees will save the day.

    Also, people can't just come back from the dead even if a child has a thought sorry but this writer doesn't seem to live in reality.

    This series has been extremely hit and miss it has had some of the worst episodes I have ever seen like Listen,The Caretaker and The Forest of the Night and some of the best like Mummy on the Orient Express and Flatline.I think Doctor Who needs to learn more from shows like Wizards vs Aliens(which has never had a bad episode yet) and Once Upon a Time(which is much more consistent in episode quality).All three of those episodes are worse than Fear Her and Love and Monsters.

    I think Moffat is straying to much away from standard episodes and needs to keep episodes much more regular and less unusual maybe do something different once a series not 10 times a series as it doesn't always pay off.Virtually every episode should fit this briefing "The Doctor and his companion travel through time in space to "insert destination" where they find an evil alien/monster plot/attempt to destroy "insert species/organisation etc", where the alien threat takes up the majority of the episode(unlike The Caretaker) and character development is done only in line with the alien threat.Both Listen and The Forest of the Night fail so much to meet this briefing failing to even have any real danger other than fear/ some tigers thus can't really be classed as Doctor Who.

    I hate it when the aliens turn out good or humans are the enemy fortunately Mummy had the evil Gus so the Foretold turning out nice didn't matter that much as He was only Gus' puppet really, that's what I liked about Jamie Mathieson's episodes they stuck to the general Doctor Who formula so well and introduced really nasty aliens/foes like Gus and the 2D monsters and were really exciting.
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    I am really interested by the finale where Clara appears to have been an enemy to the Doctor the whole time and not even existed.Lets hope Moffat doesn't mess it up like He has before.
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    (Original post by Nichrome)
    I didn't think Doctor Who could get any lower than Kill the Moon, but it succeeded. That was one of the worst episodes ever. On a scale with Love & Monsters and Fear Her in series 2. Jesus :facepalm:
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