- "I need clothes, that’s what I need. And a big long scarf. No, I moved on from that.".
- Clara and Danny are both teachers at Coal Hill School.
- The Doctor wishes there were more round things on the wall of the redecorated TARDIS.
- The Cloister Bell is heard when the Doctor collapses on the river bank.
- "You are a good Dalek"
- Strax makes an observation on Clara’s thorax as did Linx with Sarah Jane Smith and Commander Skorr with Martha Jones.
- The Doctor is sure he has seen his new face before.
- "You’ve redecorated… I don’t like it".
- "Well then, here we go again".
- Colonel Blue suspects that the Doctor may be a Dalek duplicate.
- The Doctor recalls how he was just running when he first started and his first encounter with the Daleks on Skaro.
And that was all just from the first two episodes of season 8.
Just thinking about this today and realized it’s almost been a year since it happened…how?
GETTING CLOSER TO YOU KNOW WHAT MONTH.
"You’re not my boss, you’re my hobby" yes what were you saying about clara oswald’s character revolving solely around the doctor
Multi doctor story consisting of the seventh doctor, the twelfth doctor, Jamie McCrimmon and Amy Pond
that then cedes into its own independent spinoff
On one hand, it makes sense for the episode. The Doctor spent hundreds of years fighting a war on Trenzalore before he regenerated, and the episode spends a lot of time focusing on the Doctor’s morality. He even explicitly asks whether he is a good man, and he seems to find the hatred the Dalek…
If you remember correctly in The Sontaran Startagem and in the Poison Sky the doctor speaks repeatedly to Martha and U.N.I.T. of his disdain of soldiers. these were RTD episodes. It’s not so much Moffat error as it is Doctor cannon. (This is not in any way a type of defense for Moffat, just an observation.)
I’m not blaming Moffat or anyone, I’m just sharing my thoughts about one problem I had with a generally good episode. I only tagged the post “moffat criticism” because some people really get angry about any criticism of the show and choose to blacklist it.
On one hand, it makes sense for the episode. The Doctor spent hundreds of years fighting a war on Trenzalore before he regenerated, and the episode spends a lot of time focusing on the Doctor’s morality. He even explicitly asks whether he is a good man, and he seems to find the hatred the Dalek sees in him terrifying. So he probably wanted to stay as far away from any possible reflections of himself as he could.
However, on that note, none of that excuses the fact that a program of such wide popularity and reach would say something like “I hate soldiers” and so explicitly. Any hate towards a group of people is bad enough, in my opinion, but to direct hate towards a group of people who have suffered traumatising experiences and bad repercussions from their time in service is not acceptable. In general, I loved the episode, but problems such as these cannot be overlooked, especially when they could have so easily been avoided.