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    Visit the Episode GuideDOCTOR WHO SERIES 31
    THE LODGER
    EPISODE NUMBER - 3111 (511)

    The Doctor settles in as a flat mate to an ordinary man with girl problems, in order to study a hostile alien threat upstairs that is preventing the TARDIS from materializing.

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    "Football, that's the one with the sticks isn't it?"

    I liked this episode a lot. But boy am I having trouble not thinking about next weeks!

    And a TARDIS?! Who the hell was building a TARDIS?!! The Master? The Rani? The Doctor....or The Valeyard?
    And now it's time for one last bow, like all your other selves. Eleven's hour is over now... the clock is striking Twelve's.

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    Quite a good episode
    Nice to see the Doctor trying to be human, and also nice to see the 11 Doctors again and how transferred about himself to Craig
    James Corden was quite good in this episode, better than i thought hed be, i thought he would just be cracking jokes all the time
    It also had the usual comedy element to it
    I loled at the Doctor trying to cover himself with the towl after jumping out of the shower and leaping to Craigs rescue with an electric toothbrush

    But cant wait for next week!
    River Songs back and it seems like a whole load of monsters are going to be in it
    Also saw what looked like a massive army of ships in space
    Definately going to be a good 1
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    Yeah, I definitely enjoyed this ep - especially the revelation about the flat upstairs. Seriously need to see this ep again on iPlayer...

    • Liked the Van Gogh references.
    • They're definitely plugging the previous Doctors a lot this series - I wonder if it's just Steven Moffat trying to remind people Who did not start with RTD, or if maybe there is a significant story reason for it instead.
    • Loved the Doctor being exceptionally weird ("Have some rent") and not being familiar with the time frame.
    • Ah, Daisy Haggard...always did find her extremely foxy.
    • "Can you hold please, I need to eat a biscuit."

    Thread seems a little empty...I'm assuming the football is to blame. People just can't prioritise nowadays!!
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    Real men don't watch football. Real men watch Doctor Who.

    Anyways, adored this episode. Just terrific.

    The big reveal through the Doctor headbutting Corden was brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sealurk View Post
    I liked this episode a lot. But boy am I having trouble not thinking about next weeks!

    And a TARDIS?! Who the hell was building a TARDIS?!! The Master? The Rani? The Doctor....or The Valeyard?
    I agree with this statement, but really it could just be taken that any advanced race from any point in time could have been trying to build it... though I hope we find out... maybe something to do with the pandorica..
    I dunno what to put in here now..

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    Great enjoyable, mysterious, eerie, story with some great humour! Just a joy seeing the Doctor trying to fit in to everyday life! Marvellous!

    Can't believe that this is the first time since the 1987 story Time and the Rani that another TARDIS apart from the Doctor's has been seen! Wow!
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    I didn't really like how the doctor was so good at football, but then again he has two hearts and such so he must be in better shape than craig the overweight human slob
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    Absolute laugh a minute this episode

    Loved the Van Gogh references, made me smile. The Doctor's football skills; is there anything he can't do? Liked the fact his shirt was number 11.
    And Amy found the ring! Does she remember?! It definitely looked like she had some sort of recognition of it...

    Now next time looks to be very good
    If found, is probably lost on the way to Azaroth or the Pegasus Galaxy

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    Very good episode in my opinion.

    Nice to see Gareth Roberts include his own past Doctors montage, even though he got most of them in the wrong order and forgot to include the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Doctors, lol.

    I have got to say though, that the "other TARDIS" looks a hell of a lot better than the 11th Doctors TARDIS. Sort of has a 8th Doctor feel to it. Shame it was only seen for a couple of minutes.

    Cybermen, Daleks, Sontarans, Slitheen, Chelonian, Nestene, Drahvin and Sycorax. All in the next couple of episodes. :nerdgasm:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayston View Post
    I didn't really like how the doctor was so good at football, but then again he has two hearts and such so he must be in better shape than craig the overweight human slob
    Time Lords are far quicker and have far faster reflexes than us humans. It's been demonstrated enough times in the past.
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    The fact that the Doctor was essentially immune to the time loops...would I be right in saying that this or something like this has happened before in the classic series, i.e. the Doctor being unaffected by time distortions of some description, presumably by way of his Gallifreyan biology or simply the fact that he is a time traveler?
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    doctor for england, though doubt fifa would let us have an alien player

    i quite liked this, can't wait for the last 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sealurk View Post
    The fact that the Doctor was essentially immune to the time loops...would I be right in saying that this or something like this has happened before in the classic series, i.e. the Doctor being unaffected by time distortions of some description, presumably by way of his Gallifreyan biology or simply the fact that he is a time traveler?
    Yes, the Doctor's been immune to time related anomalies such as time loops before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Yes, the Doctor's been immune to time related anomalies such as time loops before.
    That's something they could just explain with the whole 'you're a time traveller now. It changes the way you see things' concept mentioned in Flesh & Stone.
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    I really liked that, season five's been feeling a bit flat for me between Victory and the Van Gogh one, but after two good ones in a row I am once again hyped out for the finale, even if the long list of villains for next week seem a bit overkill.

    I really want to know whose TARDIS this was, can't be the Masters as that's presumably at the end of time, could it be the Rani or the Monk? I've head speculation that it's the Valeyard's, which would be amazing, so far this season we've had repeated flashbacks to past doctors, a Valeyardesque Dream Lord and now someone else's TARDIS, this has to building up to something, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbellosom View Post
    I really liked that, season five's been feeling a bit flat for me between Victory and the Van Gogh one, but after two good ones in a row I am once again hyped out for the finale, even if the long list of villains for next week seem a bit overkill.

    I really want to know whose TARDIS this was, can't be the Masters as that's presumably at the end of time, could it be the Rani or the Monk? I've head speculation that it's the Valeyard's, which would be amazing, so far this season we've had repeated flashbacks to past doctors, a Valeyardesque Dream Lord and now someone else's TARDIS, this has to building up to something, right?
    I expect so, yes. The teaser for next week mentions "the most feared being in all the cosmos". Something tells me that could well be the Doctor...or more specifically, an evil, angry, raging Doctor. You know, much like the Valeyard. We know Moffat loves making excellent use of time travel, so that's another point for.

    Personally, I don't think the villains are overkill as such, because in that teaser the Doctor says 'What could justify all this', which makes me wonder if they're arriving to stop whatever's in the Pandorica. Odd that most are enemies of the Doctor...

    Yeah, I know, bit too simple and obvious.
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    An idea I saw earlier that I really liked, why the TARDIS wont land? It's because it's the same TARDIS above the house and they can't both be in the same time. If indeed the finale
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    does involve the Doctor repeatedly crossing over his own timeline throughout the season as things like the coat-swap imply it will, that could be awesome.

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    I thought the same as Sealurk. All those 'enemies' are likely gathering to stop whatever is going to come out of the Pandorica. This is going to be epic! Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbellosom View Post
    An idea I saw earlier that I really liked, why the TARDIS wont land? It's because it's the same TARDIS above the house and they can't both be in the same time. If indeed the finale
    Spoiler:
    does involve the Doctor repeatedly crossing over his own timeline throughout the season as things like the coat-swap imply it will, that could be awesome.
    I do actually believe that the TARDIS has existed with past versions of itself at the same time with no problems and no problems have been indicated. However it has been said that there is massive danger if the same TARDIS exists in the same space for too long a time. If that happens for too long...Belgium.
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