Dejcallisto 5pts This is a general post to silence the naysayers. Lotza people are complaining about why Clara is struggling with the new Doctor despite having met them all. Well, to answer that, Clara has died onscreen before twice. Once as a Dalek and once in The Snowmen. The Clara who's traveling with the Doctor right now cannot recall being a Dalek or being a nanny in The Snowmen. Each version of Clara is an individual. That's what I've noticed from the series. Cuz the current Clara has no recollection of her former lives. It is fair to conclude, then that the current Clara would have no recollection of meeting all the previous Doctors. This is scifi, more importantly, this is Doctor Who. I've watched it since the day I was born. Even when I was 10, I always felt the companions were just there to ask questions. Be thankful that the underrated Steven Moffat is actually giving the companions depth and scope. People just want everything, don't they?And Peter Capaldi was mesmerizing. Everyone keeps complaining about the mediocrity of the general story for this episode. That's just silly. Is it any worse than The Eleventh Hour, The Christmas Invasion or any other introductory new Doctor episode? The overarching story has never been the focus and quite right, too. The focus is on getting the audience familiar with the new Doctor. And in this episode, perhaps more than ever, this is extremely important. Why? We've spend nearly a decade with David Tennant and Matt Smith. Both of these actors were very young, dashing versions of The Doctor. Now, all of a sudden, the new Doctor is older than any other actor to take the role including William Hartnell. (Do your research, people. He is indeed slightly older than Hartnell was when he took the role).So: Cut the Moff some slack. He has excelled at bringing controversial darkness of almost Valeyard proportions to the new Doctor. What a risk!? And he pulled it off splendidly. Stop criticizing without proper research. Capaldi has been a whovian for perhaps 10 years longer than I've been one. Focus on the intention of this episode. Steven Moffat took a tremendous risk in casting such an old actor. Can you honestly fault the way it was handled?Moreover, please stop criticizing the Matt Smith cameo. That was inserted into this episode for us!To make us accept that The Doctor is extremely old and that Capaldi should not be chastised on account of his age. Steven Moffat realizes that Doctor Who has become a worldwide phenomenon in recent years. I mean, answer this: what other television show has ever had a cinematic broadcast of an episode?Please think about that. Moffat accomplished this with resounding success for the fiftieth and he's done it again for Capaldi's debut. This is a television landmark. So... Stop complaining. Right? Yes Moffat has had a few missteps along the way. But in all honesty? If he's got episodes he personally penned hitting cinemas across the globe? I think it's time to give him some well deserved credit. Comment if you agree or disagree.