Mark Watches ‘Doctor Who’ Liveblog: Night Terrors

Ah, the return of the weekly Doctor Who liveblog! I genuinely missed these, my fellow Watchers! This week, things happen that I will not even reference because I dare not spoil a soul, but get your keyboards ready. On Saturday, we shall liveblog Doctor Who!

I think I’d be sadder about having to wait to liveblog “Night Terrors” until Sunday if I wasn’t going to be having the best night in my life. This will be the first time I can’t truly attend a liveblog, and it’s because I’ll be in Los Angeles at Fuck Yeah Fest! and I will be sobbing during Kid Dynamite, The Dead Milkmen and THE DESCENDENTS. OH MY GOD I HAVE NOT SEEN THE DESCENDENTS SINCE I WAS ELEVEN. Anyway, do not let this stop you!

This liveblog starts relative to you. So if it is airing on your television, start liveblogging away in the comments. Same for if you happen to be watching it online by less-than-legal means. (Though I would just time it with another time zone so you can comment with other people!) We already do this with Fringe and it works rather nicely. To avoid seeing spoilery comments regarding the episode from past livebloggers, I merely stay on the first page of comments and comment away, only going back after it’s over in order to comment on what other people said.

Sound fine? Just make sure not to post spoilers before this episode airs.

My review of “Night Terrors” will go up on Monday, and we’ll resume Battlestar Galactica on Tuesday!

About Mark Oshiro

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268 Responses to Mark Watches ‘Doctor Who’ Liveblog: Night Terrors

  1. Noybusiness says:

    You're not skipping Galactica today, are you?

  2. Oh, Dead Milkmen! I do love "I Dream of Jesus."

    Mommy, she loved Jesus
    But not like others did
    For she had a special bottle
    In which our savior lived
    Mommy, she loved Jesus
    But not like others did
    For she could unleash His vengeance
    By unfastening the lid

  3. enigmaticagentscully says:

    Yay! Though it'll be hard to wait for that next BSG review…

    I'm so nervous for this episode! It's gonna give me nightmares, isn't it?

  4. kartikeya200 says:


  5. Elexus Calcearius says:

    Looking forward to this episode. I do love creepy in my Who.

  6. notemily says:

    There's an episode of Moffat-Who that's called "Night Terrors"? I… I don't know if I can watch it. *hides*

  7. TreasureCat says:

    I will not be able to attend the liveblog but I had the best Doctor Who related dream last night that I want to share with somebody before I forget it, and who better than you lovely lot? I hope this is ok!

    Amy and I were stuck inside a huge building full of sterile white laboratory type rooms and Amy had a portal gun. The woman who captured us there (who looked and dressed like Elizabeth the First) had stolen baby!Melody and Rory and locked the building so the Doctor couldn't TARDIS inside. (She also brainwashed Rory and changed his name to Jesus…I don't quite understand that bit but anywho.) Amy was naturally extremely pissed that they stole her husband and baby, and was all kinds of fierce portalling us from place to place to try and find a way out while Elizabeth I talked at us through an intercom. We were just going round in circles though, until the intercom started crackling and playing music as well, which we realised was the Doctor trying to get a message to us. We didnt understand the message though, it was just classical music, and then we twigged that he was drawing our attention to the intercom itself. We pulled one off the wall and revealed a space behind it that Amy could portal us into that would take us out of the lab-style rooms and into the behind-the-scenes bit of the building. THEN Rory/Jesus turned up (dressed as the Last Centurion might I add) instructed to kill us and not let us escape……
    Then I woke up. Dammit dream leaving me on a cliffhanger XD

    Hope everyone enjoys the liveblog tonight and is ready for the Moff to quite probably scare the pants off us all haha!

  8. Meenakshi says:

    I get so scared with creepy. But I'm definitely going to watch this episode — not missing my Doctor Who fix.

  9. @westeros says:

    This will be my first DW liveblog!

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  10. Monocle Claire says:

    I wish I could join you guys but I'm not watching the show in the same room as the PC D: I WILL MISS YOU GUYS

  11. psycicflower says:

    55 MINUTES

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  12. rumantic says:

    Whyyy BBC, you keep putting this on at 7 or after 7 now. It means I have to miss it as I'm putting my son to bed. When it was 6.45 it was fine because he was awake enough to watch the whole thing with us and go to bed at 7.30, any closer to 8 and he's too tired not to get hyped up by it and jump on us the whole time 🙁

    However, watching it on iplayer later does mean we get the HD option. Matt's facial expressions definitely make this worthwhile. Choices!

  13. Vikinhaw says:

    This episode looks so scary. I'm so excited I can't do anything else. 20 minutes!

  14. knut_knut says:

    let's see if I can watch DW, liveblog, AND paint my nails at the same time. I LIVE ON THE EDGE

  15. NB2000 says:

    15 minutes!

  16. George says:

    5 MINUTES!!


    also I just read the summary for this ep

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    no sir, I am not prepared

  18. Anseflans says:


  19. Anseflans says:

    To think I almost forgot it was Saturday!

  20. Sophi says:

    I am prepared with fingers of lightning speed to type the beautiful quotables from this episode while also balancing not ruining the episode for my father who hates it when I type.


  21. psycicflower says:

    Is everyone ready and hiding behind their sofa/cushion/hands?

  22. NB2000 says:


  23. psycicflower says:

    The sounds gone on my telly! NOOOOOOO!!!

  24. @westeros says:

    Well if Let's Kill Hitler taught us anything, putting shit in the cupboard ALWAYS WORKS. Right??

  25. Vikinhaw says:

    Is he calling to the Doctor? That's so cute and awesome.

  26. Vikinhaw says:

    I love the idea of the Doctor as a kid's imaginary friends/ hero. it's just perfect for him.

  27. Anseflans says:

    Turned off all the lights, turned up the volume, LET'S GO.

  28. oh god these flats are just like my flats

    am I going to be doing that thing with the lights tonight after watching this


  29. NB2000 says:

    "The scariest place in the universe, a child's bedroom"…well that's not going to scare anyone.

  30. Sophi says:

    My family have developed this hideous habit of really badly singing the theme tune wherever we go. They find the "oooooweeeeOOOOOOoooohoohooh" bit the most difficult and have been known to frighten poor French people while howling this at the top of their voices in caves located in pretty castles.

  31. psycicflower says:

    That child has a marionette puppet hanging in his room, what were his parents thinking?

  32. Sophi says:

    My friend lives in council flats just like that aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

    Hahahaha "IS IT THE BINS?"

  33. Vikinhaw says:

    Rory, I love you.

  34. @westeros says:


  35. Vikinhaw says:

    This is so true to life.

  36. NB2000 says:

    Oh Team TARDIS this isn't going well is it?

  37. jackiep says:

    Finally, what really happens when investigators try knocking on doors at night!

  38. psycicflower says:

    It's the middle of the night, did they really expect people to let them in?

  39. Vikinhaw says:

    Rory, you are the King of Bad Timing.

  40. psycicflower says:

    'Maybe we should let the monsters gobble him up' I love you Rory

  41. knut_knut says:


  42. NB2000 says:


  43. psycicflower says:

    Shit, where did the Ponds go!?

  44. knut_knut says:


  45. Sophi says:

    I'm really liking how this episode is flowing so far. It has a lovely fluidity to it that I just didn't feel with Let's Kill Hitler, though I may have been overly judgmental of it because I had a lot of expectations riding on it.

    edit haha, the first time round I wrote "I may have been overly judgmental of me". Some underlying issues to that Freudian slip maybe

  46. psycicflower says:

    Things aren't going to end well for the old biddy are they?

  47. knut_knut says:


  48. NB2000 says:

    Evil binbags of death!

  49. Sophi says:

    "Not the fear of pants, panphobia, if that's what you're thinking, though it is fear of everything which would include pants I suppose, sorry."

  50. Vikinhaw says:

    We're dead. Again.

  51. NB2000 says:

    "We're dead…again" rofl aww Rory.

  52. psycicflower says:

    I'm really loving Amy's outfit in this episode.

  53. jackiep says:

    Love that fact that Rory matter of factly just assumes he's dead – again!

  54. @westeros says:

    WE'RE DEAD. AGAIN. I love you Rory. Your nose looks so good in this episode.

  55. knut_knut says:

    lol Rory

  56. well Rory would know about being dead, wouldn't he?

  57. psycicflower says:

    Are the Ponds in a doll's house of some kind with the painted pot?

  58. alexamarie0813 says:

    i'm so excited! i haven't posted on markwatches since avatar hahaha

  59. knut_knut says:

    omg are they in a doll house?

  60. NB2000 says:

    FUUUUUU eye in drawer, even if it is fake, FUUUUU

  61. Vikinhaw says:

    I love how they assume the eye's real.

  62. NB2000 says:

    Self-commentary, scary stuff on telly?

  63. @westeros says:

    Oh Doctor. You are such an alien.

  64. what is this what is even going on I am confused and scared


  65. knut_knut says:

    i want to read all these stories!

  66. psycicflower says:

    A creepy things cupboard in his room? Cause that's not nightmare fuel for a child.

  67. Sophi says:

    "There's nothing to be scared of, George. It's just a…cupboard."

    oh fuuuuuuu–

  68. knut_knut says:

    creepy shadow??

  69. knut_knut says:

    I dunno, having my toys come alive might give me nightmares… it would be like Sid from Toy Story

  70. Sophi says:

    This is a beautiful and whimsical moment with the Doctor showing that frightened child some fun and childhood delight and I expect it will not be ruined in any way at all.

  71. NB2000 says:

    Awww, playing with the toys. so cute.

    I do not like creepy landlord dude!

  72. Vikinhaw says:

    'A bit rusty at this' That line's quite sad actually.

  73. Anseflans says:

    ITS A DOLL HOUSE. (or maybe not)

  74. knut_knut says:

    Why are children so creepy sometimes?????

  75. asdfg says:


  76. Vikinhaw says:

    Jesus, the place Amy and Rory are is sooooooo creepy.

  77. Anseflans says:


  78. NB2000 says:

    Silent Stars?!

  79. @westeros says:

    Talk beautiful to me, Doctor.

  80. Vikinhaw says:

    This would be a great introductory episode.

  81. psycicflower says:

    'First things first, have you got any Jamie Dodgers?'
    I like your priorities Doctor.

  82. Vikinhaw says:

    Oh no. I hate it when old biddies get hurt. I always feel so sad for them.

  83. knut_knut says:

    so creepy dnw dnw

  84. Anseflans says:


  85. NB2000 says:

    Yeah don't be poking the giant doll Ponds

    Oh fuuu creepy singing

  86. psycicflower says:

    The sound of creepy children singing, that always ends well.

  87. @westeros says:

    No. No you stop singing right now. UNSAFE.

  88. knut_knut says:


  89. Sophi says:

    "That's what I do, fighting the monsters. Breakfast, lunch and tea. Just another day at the office."

  90. Anseflans says:

    Unimpressed dog is unimpressed.

  91. Vikinhaw says:

    Haha the ground ate him.

  92. Sophi says:

    Okay, Doctor Who, I love you but that was some really bad shit for those effects there. wtf

  93. knut_knut says:

    lol Bernard just doesn't give a fuck

  94. Mark's Watcher says:

    Bernard just does not give a fuck.

  95. NB2000 says:

    ROFL dog completely unconcerned that its owner just got eaten by the floor.

  96. psycicflower says:

    Draw the tension out a little longer why don't you Doctor.

  97. Anseflans says:


  98. knut_knut says:

    for a second i thought he went IN to the cupboard and was like NARNIAAAAAA!!!

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