Archive for ‘12. Death in Heaven’
November 16th, 2014
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The results of our Week 12 poll are as follows…

Was Death in Heaven a worthy conclusion to Series 8?

Yes. (61.7%)
No. (38.3%)

Discuss the outcome in the comments below. Thank you to everyone who voted in our Polls this series.

November 16th, 2014
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The official rating for this year’s Doctor Who finale has been revealed.

Death in Heaven, which was first broadcast on BBC One on Saturday 8th November, was seen by 7.60 million people in the UK, making it the 5th most watched finale of the revived series so far.

A considerable leap from its initial ‘overnight’ of 5.45 million, the consolidated figure includes those who watched the episode within the first 7 days of its transmission.

Doctor Who Finale Ratings 2005-Present

  1. Series 4 (2008): Journey’s End – 10.57 million
  2. Series 3 (2007): Last of the Time Lords – 8.61million
  3. Series 2 (2006): Doomsday – 8.22million
  4. Series 6 (2011) – The Wedding of River Song – 7.67 million
  5. Series 8 (2014) – Death in Heaven – 7.60 million
  6. Series 7: The Name of the Doctor (2013) – 7.45 million
  7. Series 1 (2005): The Parting of the Ways – 6.91million
  8. Series 5 (2010) – The Big Bang – 6.7 million

Peter Capaldi’s debut series as the Twelfth Doctor averaged 7.4 million viewers in the UK.

“Say something nice” (or not) about the Series 8 finale in our episode discussion!

November 15th, 2014
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All good things must come to an end and, in true Doctor Who fashion, the latest series reached its dramatic climax last weekend in a momemtous two-part extravaganza which sent the Whovian community into overdrive.

Before the Doctor and Clara faced an impossible choice at the hands of evil mastermind Missy (see what we did there?), they found themselves In the Forest of the Night as acclaimed writer Frank Cottrell Boyce made his Doctor Who debut in an adventure which marked the final days of humanity. Or so we thought, anyway!

Next up, as the finale began, the Doctor and Clara found themselves in Dark Water when plans were drawn up in the Nethersphere. Clara faced heartbreak and the Doctor finally came face to face with Missy as a catastrophic cliffhanger sent mighty shockwaves through the stratosphere. With Cybermen on the streets of London, the drama was notched up to a whole new level and old friends united against old enemies as our heroes faced Death in Heaven. As the Twelfth Doctor battled his greatest challenge, sacrifices had to be made…

“Say something nice” (or not) about the Series 8 finale in our episode discussion!

November 9th, 2014
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Over 5 million people tuned in for the Doctor Who finale, Death in Heaven, on BBC One last night.

The climactic episode of Peter Capaldi’s debut series as the Twelfth Doctor was watched by an unofficial audience of 5.45 million, according to the overnight ratings.

Doctor Who was the 3rd most watched programme of the day with a 23.3% share of the total television audience. It was beaten to the top spot by Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor, which brought in 9.37 million and 7.9 million.

“Say something nice” (or not) about the Series 8 finale in our episode discussion!

November 8th, 2014
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With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role. Can the mighty UNIT contain Missy? As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made before the day is won.

The Twelfth Doctor faced his greatest challenge yet tonight in the finale of his debut series.

After Dark Water’s momentous cliffhanger, the action showed no signs of slowing down as we dived head first into Series 8’s climactic adventure. In true Steven Moffat style, our heads were left racing before the opening titles had even rolled, and what followed was an epic and life changing battle which saw old alliances uniting against even older enemies…

As the Doctor took to the air in a startling new role, UNIT tried to contain Missy, and Clara Oswald and Danny Pink faced heartbreak as their destiny was determined. Grave sacrifices were made and the Doctor was left questioning his own loyalties in a dramatic showdown, but was Death in Heaven a worthy conclusion to this year’s series? Have the loose ends been tied up for you, or were you unsatisfied with Steven’s script? Rate and discuss below!

And that, Whovians, is that! As far as Series 8 goes, anyway… So. Is it Christmas Day yet!?

NOTE: This discussion will NOT be spoiler monitored so please do not read the comments if you haven’t seen Death in Heaven. You have been warned!

November 8th, 2014
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After an agonising week, the wait is almost over and we are now just hours away from this year’s Doctor Who finale. The question is… are you ready!?

Last week’s momentous cliffhanger let off an almighty bang in the stratosphere of the Doctor Who fandom and it seems like everyone has since been talking about the Earth-shattering revalation. Our Twitter feed has been inundated with your views, with @samcarver123 describing Missy’s true identity as “an amazing twist”, while @RossHitchin was full of praise for Michelle Gomez, who “stole the show”.

Not all of your reactions have been positive, however. According to @nusechris100, the storyline is a “desperate and stupid stunt”, one which @Simply_Lucy feels was “miserably predictable”. Whatever your opinions are, we’ll all be tuning in to Death in Heaven tonight with baited breath, as the Doctor faces his greatest challenge yet and old friends unite…

Your head will no doubt be all over the place as the credits roll after tonight’s adventure but fear not because we’ll be here from 9pm for you to post your initial reactions. It’s been a truly epic three months in the TARDIS, but all good things must come to an end…

New series, new Doctor, new adventures. Click here for all the latest on Series 8!

November 7th, 2014
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The Doctor Who finale finally airs tomorrow night and, just in case we haven’t been teased enough, the BBC have today released a new clip from the episode.

In Death in Heaven, old friends unite against old enemies as the Doctor faces his greatest challenge. With Cybermen on the streets of London, can UNIT contain Missy?

It’s certainly going to be one to remember, and you can check out the new preview, which features a revelation for Danny Pink, in the player below. Not long to go!

“You know who I am.” Click here to rate & discuss part one of the Series 8 finale.

November 5th, 2014
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Michelle Gomez has assured Doctor Who fans they “won’t be disappointed” by the conclusion of this year’s finale.

Peter Capaldi’s debut series as the Twelfth Doctor will reach its dramatic conclusion in an extended episode, Death in Heaven, this Saturday, with the actress playing a pivotal role in the climactic proceedings.

“Just watch it,” she teased. “It’s very good. You wont be disappointed. And nothing that you think is happening is happening. Nothing.”

In a spoiler-filled interview with MTV, Michelle also discusses her casting and explains the development of her character. If you’ve seen Dark Water, check out the interview here.

“You know who I am.” Click here to rate & discuss part one of the Series 8 finale.

November 5th, 2014
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Sanjeev Bhaskar has revealed a few details about his role in this year’s Doctor Who finale, which he says was “amazing” to be part of.

As previously announced, the actor and comedian will appear alongside Peter Capaldi in Death in Heaven, which airs this Saturday at 8pm on BBC One. His character has been named as Colonel Ahmed and described as “an ally of the Doctor” who has “a military background”. He told What’s on TV: “It’s an episode that tests the Doctor in terms of his focus and his loyalties.”

The guest star added that it was “fascinating” to watch Peter Capaldi come to life as the Doctor. “Seeing him on set was great,” he said. “He was so welcoming. He gave me a tour of the TARDIS which is beyond a fanboy’s dream. It was like I was reliving my childhood.”

“You know who I am.” Click here to rate & discuss part one of the Series 8 finale.

November 4th, 2014
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There was no next time preview at the end of Dark Water but we’ve been given a glimpse of what lies ahead in the finale in a new TV trailer for Death in Heaven!

In the dramatic climax to Peter Capaldi’s debut series as the Twelfth Doctor, old friends unite against old enemies and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role. As he faces his greatest challenge, can the mighty UNIT contain Missy?

There’s certainly a lot to get through, and it’s even been extended by 15 minutes to fit it all in! Is it Saturday yet!?

“You know who I am.” Click here to rate & discuss part one of the Series 8 finale.

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