Doctor Who: Season 6, Episode 11

The God Complex (17 Sep. 2011)

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The Doctor, Amy and Rory become trapped in a hotel of horrors unable to escape and unable to find the tardis. The Doctor must save as many people as he can taking many twists and seeing his... See full summary »

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The Doctor, Amy and Rory become trapped in a hotel of horrors unable to escape and unable to find the tardis. The Doctor must save as many people as he can taking many twists and seeing his own worst fear. Written by The True Doctor Who Master

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You can see the contents of the Doctor's room in the reflection of his eye. See more »

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In the beginning of the episode, as Lucy Hayward is moving down the hotel corridor she opens three doors. Two of them have the number 214. See more »

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The Doctor: Okay, this is bad. At the moment, I don't know how bad, but certainly we're three buses, a long walk and eight quid in a taxi from good.
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Features Godzilla (1998) See more »

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Written by Ron Grainer
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Hotel of Fear!
22 September 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode was creepy from its opening when we see a police woman running along the corridors of a strange hotel that seems to be stuck in the '80s; that is until she enters a room containing a man in a gorilla suit when she exclaims 'Praise him!'. Soon the Tardis lands in the hotel and when The Doctor, Amy and Rory get out to explore they meet another group who claim that it is impossible to leave the hotel and that the rooms and corridors keep rearranging. The Doctor suggests that they can all escape in the Tardis but when they return to where he left it, it has vanished. It is explained that somewhere in the hotel everybody will find a room containing their deepest fear and once you have found it you will soon be killed! It isn't long before people do indeed start to die.

This episode may have lacked spectacular special effects but it made up for the lack of spectacle with a more subtle atmosphere of creepiness. The monster wasn't the best design but the way it caught its prey was interesting and scary. There is also a nice twist near the end, which I won't spoil… I just hope the assumed conclusion is just teaser! The regular cast did a fine job; I particularly liked the emotion between Karen Gillan and Matt Smith in the final scene, of the guest stars the most notable were Amara Karan who did a good job as Rita and comedian David Walliams who played an alien from the most frequently invaded planet in the universe.


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