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December 25th, 2014
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Two heroic icons – the Doctor and Santa – along with Clara Oswald, are thrown together in one of the Time Lord’s most incredible adventures yet!

Christmas Day is here again but so far there’s been one rather important present missing from the festivities. That all changed tonight when the Twelfth Doctor returned to light up our screens in his debut Doctor Who Christmas Special – it was like he’d never been away!

He hasn’t really been gone that long, of course, but any length of time away is too long whenever our beloved Time Lord is concerned. He was back with festive bells on in Last Christmas, though, which proved – if anyone even had any doubt after 10 years of them – that a Doctor Who yuletide adventure really is the greatest gift of all. They’re usually full of seasonal cheer but this one was even more so as it featured none other than Santa Claus himself who joined forces with the Doctor for an adventure in the North Pole. Just ’cause.

Described as “The Thing meets Miracle on 34th Street”, Last Christmas was pretty much as Christmassy as it gets but was it worth unwrapping? Rate and Discuss it in the comments below and let us know what you thought of the 2014 Doctor Who Christmas Special, the twists and turns, the monsters, the guest stars and the festive fun and jollity in between…

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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!?

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November 1st, 2014
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In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Missy is about to come face to face with the Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming… ‘Death is not an end’, promises the sinister organisation known only as 3W – but, as the Doctor and Clara discover, they might wish it was.

The new series continued tonight and it was the beginning of the end as the finale began…

Doctor Who finales are always surrounded by anticipation and speculation and this one has been no different. Whovians around the land have been unravelling the mystery of Missy since her first appearance in Deep Breath. After our initial encounter with the enigmatic Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere, the question on everyone’s lips has been… Who is Missy!?

Tonight our answers were at long last revealed as the Doctor finally came to face with her, and it was a meeting of epic proportions as an impossible choice was looming. Old friends and even older enemies returned as plans were drawn up. ‘Death is not an end’, promised the sinister organisation known only as 3W, but the Doctor and Clara soon wished it was…

So, what did you think of Dark Water? Were your theories proven correct? And has it set things up for next week’s monumental series finale? Have you say in the comments below!

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October 25th, 2014

One morning in every city and town in the world, the human race wakes up to face the most surprising invasion yet. Everywhere, in every land, a forest has grown overnight and taken back the Earth. It doesn’t take the Doctor long to discover that the final days of humanity have arrived.

The latest series of Doctor Who continued tonight as the final days of humanity arrived…

In this weekend’s episode, written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, the residents of Planet Earth woke to face their most surprising invasion yet when, in every city and town, a mysterious and magical forest grew overnight. It was the start of a fairytale rooted in danger and, as always, it was down to the Doctor, with the help of some school children, to save the day.

Typically with Doctor Who, though, the invasion of the trees served as the seed of a much deeper story as, amidst the chaos, Danny Pink was reunited with his favourite Time Lord and we were shown a hint of what’s to come. Meanwhile, it transpired that the fate of the world lay in the mind of one of Clara’s pupils. Was the Tree Age over before it had begun?

So, what did you make of tonight’s mystical tale? Is it destined to become a tree-mendious classic, or was the show barking up the wrong tree? Your views would really help to spruce up the comments section below, and don’t forget to rate it too! Tiger, tiger, burning bright…

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October 18th, 2014
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Separated from the Doctor, Clara discovers a new menace from another dimension. But how do you hide when even the walls are no protection? With people to save and the Doctor trapped, Clara goes against an enemy that exists beyond human perception.

Series 8 of Doctor Who continued tonight as Clara met a menace from another dimension.

In Flatline by Jamie Mathieson, it was the impossible girl’s time to shine when she found herself separated from the Doctor and coming up against an enemy that existed beyond human perception. As the creatures closed in, the answer to salvation lay within the streets of an ordinary council estate. For the Doctor, meanwhile, things got smaller on the inside…

The latest adventure defied the dimensions of relativity itself, but what did you make of all the spiralling drama? The episode discussion is now open, below, for you to have your say!

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

October 11th, 2014
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The Doctor is on the most beautiful train in history, speeding among the stars of the future. But a deadly creature is stalking the passengers. Once you see the horrifying mummy, you only have 66 seconds to live. No exceptions, no reprieve. As the Doctor races against the clock, he is seen at his deadliest and most ruthless. Will he work out how to defeat the mummy? Start the clock!

The new series of Doctor Who continued tonight and it was back to the roaring 1920’s (sort of!) as the Doctor stepped on board the Orient Express (sort of!). But danger lied ahead…

With an invisible creature stalking the carriages, it was to be a train ride of terror with only one destination… death! Luckily for its passengers, though, our heroes were on the case to solve the mystery of the horrifying Mummy which gave its victims just 66 seconds to live…

Aided by Frank Skinner, who guest starred as the train’s inquisitive chief engineer Perkins, the TARDIS team were led down the right track to save the day, and the Doctor was seen at his most ruthless as he raced against time to unravel the truth behind the Mummy’s murderous rampage. But does tonight’s adventure look set to become a classic?

The clock has stopped and you can now rate Mummy on the Orient Express below…

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

October 4th, 2014
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In the near future, the Doctor and Clara find themselves on a space shuttle, making a suicide mission to the Moon. Crash-landing on the lunar surface, they find a mining base full of corpses, vicious spider-like creatures poised to attack, and a terrible dilemma. When Clara turns to the Doctor for help, she gets the shock of her life.

The new series continued tonight as the Doctor boldly went where he’s never been before…

In our latest installment of timey-wimey action, the fear factor was pushed to a whole new level when our heroes found themselves on a space shuttle making a suicide mission to the Moon. But this time it wasn’t the Judoon waiting for the Time Lord on the lunar surface, as the TARDIS team came face to face with corpses, spiders and a terrible dilemma. Standard!

Joining the Doctor and Clara on their lunar adventure was guest star Hermione Norris as Lundvik, but the shock of a lifetime awaited Clara when she turned to the Doctor for help…

Its writer Peter Harness told WhovianNet that the episode would “polarise people to a degree”, but were you left shocked by the Doctor and Clara’s mission to Kill the Moon? Take one small step for Whovian kind and share your thoughts in the comments below…

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

September 27th, 2014
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The terrifying Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity – but worse, and any second now, Danny Pink and the Doctor are going to meet.When terrifying events threaten Coal Hill school, the Doctor decides to go undercover.

The brand new series of Doctor Who continued tonight and the Doctor went back to school!

As we reach the halfway point of Series 8, the Time Lord went back to where it all began as terrifying events threatened the pupils and staff at Coal Hill School. Last week he was a bank robber so, obviously, the natural progression is to become a caretaker. He did just that when Skovox Blitzer prepared to destroy all humanity. But there was worse to come…

Two worlds collided for companion Clara Oswald, who has thus far been doing a pretty good job at juggling her attention between her best friend and boyfriend. The truth was revealed to Danny Pink who joined forces with Team TARDIS to save the school from alien excursion.

So, what did you think of the Doctor’s transformation into The Caretaker? Coal Hill is safe and our discussion is now open for you to share your thoughts about tonight’s adventure…

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September 20th, 2014
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The Doctor turns bank robber when he is given a task he cannot refuse – to steal from the most dangerous bank in the cosmos. With the help of a beautiful shape-shifter and cyber-augmented gamer, the Doctor and Clara must fight their way past deadly security and come face to face with the fearsome Teller: a creature of terrifying power that can detect guilt.

Doctor Who met Ocean’s 11 tonight as the Time Lord was given a task he could not refuse.

Our heroes found themselves caught up in a race against time in the most dangerous bank in the cosmos – but what were they doing there, and what lay within its impossible vaults? Aided by a gang of cosmic safecrackers, including beautiful shape-shifter Saibra and cyber-augmented gamer Psi, the TARDIS team bravely fought their way past deadly security and puzzling tasks to come face to face with the fearsome Teller, a creature of terrifying power…

The latest episode also introduced us to the out of this world Ms Delphox, played by Keeley Hawes, but it soon transpired that the powerful banker was harbouring a dark secret of her own. So, the Time Heist is over and it is now time to let us know what you made of all its accompanying drama. Steven Moffat has described the Teller as “one of the best monsters” of the year, but was tonight’s adventure all it was cracked up to be? Welcome to the heist…

This is a recorded message. Our discussion for tonight’s episode is now open. Interaction is required. Spoilers are not monitored. Today you are going to rate the bank of Karabraxos…

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September 13th, 2014
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When ghosts of past and future crowd into their lives, the Doctor and Clara are thrown into an adventure that takes them to the very end of the universe. What happens when the Doctor is alone? And what scares the grand old man of Time and Space? Listen!

Danny Pink returned and the scare factor was cranked up to a whole other level as the new series of Doctor Who continued, but was Listen an adventure that was worth tuning in for?

Tonight’s episode was another Steven Moffat spooktacular as he proved once again that the most ordinary of situations can often be the most terrifying. As the Doctor and Clara were thrown to the very end of the universe, ghosts of past and future crowded into their lives, and the grand old man of Time and Space found out what it’s really like to be on your own.

Our latest installment of TARDIS action proved to be a gripping affair filled with timey-wimey twists and turns, and, unlike every door in your house for the foreseeable future (DON’T open the door…), our discussion is now open for you to share your thoughts…

We look forward to hearing your reactions and don’t forget to check out our interview with the director of the episode, Douglas Mackinnon, and vote in this week’s homepage poll.

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