Steven Moffat used to be a colleague of my brother at work
, I agree he has created some scary monsters , the silence you mention are quite frightening too.
Remember when they re-introduced the Dalek's , when they ran up some stairs and thought they where safe ? I used to play such Dalek games as a child and when I saw them fly up the stairs It broke all the rules of safely running away from them as a kid ( in my mind ).
My favourite companion has to be K-9 , so wish he would come back again.
Is everyone looking forward to the 50th anniversary episode ? Tenant and Piper are supposed to be in it .