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Superb.

I'm a fan of Capaldi, but I hadn't really been feeling his take on the Doctor, it seemed a bit fake and off somehow, not working. But this performance was note perfect from the off.

Very scary. All three were good.

I love the old very short science fiction story

"The last man on Earth sat in a room. There was a knock at the door."

I must admit I can't quite piece the story together. I hope it makes some sort of sense if I were to try. I also don't really remember the War Doctor's cabin so well but I suppose I can gather the meaning of that bit.

It's possible if I thought about it too much the ending doesn't really work with what went before, but the rest is exactly what I'm looking for from Doctor Who. Even got to hear the cloister bell.

I'd have preferred a short pause before launching into next week's tease, spoiled the effect a bit.

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I thought that was absolutely brilliant. Blink brilliant. I'm actually a little surprised that Moffat still had this in him after running the whole show for so long.

It was genuinely chilling at times, but often funny too and quite touching at the end. All the cast were great, and Capaldi has absolutely clicked as the Doctor. I'm already looking forward to watching this again. :)

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Horses for courses (as ever with Doctor Who!) but I'm absolutely loving Capaldi, as I expected I would. The contrast between him and the previous two seems to me to be that where they were exaggerating their inherent eccentricity to create their take on the Doctor, Capaldi is actually dialling his down a bit, and it's working perfectly as a result.

My favourite Capaldi line so far is still the one from last week's episode, when he responded to Robin Hood proclaiming that he always laughs in the face of danger (or something along those lines) with the question, 'And tell me, do people often punch you in the face?"

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That was extremely interesting and strange! That's exactly the what I want from Dr Who, and why I slog through ten shitty episodes in row to get to the good ones.

There was clearly some sort of monster under the sheet, you saw something creepy as fuck for a second (unless it was just a production fuckup meant to look more ambiguous). And who wrote on the board?

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I don't think there's any way to work that out for sure. Either it was a monster, or a kid in a mask. Either a monster wrote on the board, or the Doctor did then forgot about it. I like the idea that it was all in the Doctor's head though.

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I don't think it myself but I think the episode also tried to imply that monster might have been The Doctor? 'I always thought I would be the last being alive'. Then he blacks out after opening the locked door thing.

Directing has been top notch the last few episodes as well. How odd that only the opening episode was poo.

Agree that it somewhat feels like Clara Oswald Adventures + some old bloke at the moment, but that's not necessarily bad either.

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The ending montage made the episode for me. That final image being one of the best shots ever done in the show since it came back.

Loved it. Moffat should do more stand alone episode rather then the arc driven stuff he's given us since he took over from RTD.

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Best episode yet, it was a *little* too vague - but fucking hell that's good for Dr Who! I liked the Dr being a tosser and messing with everyone's timelines and the whole focus being his mental well-being and how it's going to affect Clara's Pink.

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Loved it. Moffat should do more stand alone episode rather then the arc driven stuff he's given us since he took over from RTD.

Which is ironic really because series 7 was entirely stand alone episodes and that gave us stinker after stinker.

I'm not sure what's changed this series but the quality of writing seems to have taken a huge turn for the better. It's hard to tell how much of that is due to Capaldi's performance or the slower pacing, but something is definitely working.

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If memory serves me right every episode Moffat wrote in Series 7 had quite a bit of heavy lifting to do in terms of lore and establishing series themes. Asylum of the Daleks introducing the Clara mystery and being the big series opener, Angels take Manhattan being the last Ponds episode, Bell of Saint John introducing Clara. Etc,

No doubt Series 8 improves on Series 7 though. From what i've seen suggested, Moffat's got on far better with the new producers that took over from Caroline Skinner from Time of the Doctor onwards.

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