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The Name of the Doctor 

The Doctor's friends are being kidnapped, which leads him to the fields of Trenzalore, where his greatest secret will be revealed and Clara's mystery will be solved.


Saul Metzstein


Steven Moffat, Malcolm Hulke (characters: "Silurians") | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Smith ... The Doctor
Jenna Coleman ... Clara (as Jenna-Louise Coleman)
Alex Kingston ... River Song
Richard E. Grant ... Dr. Simeon
Neve McIntosh ... Vastra
Catrin Stewart ... Jenny
Dan Starkey ... Strax
Eve De Leon Allen Eve De Leon Allen ... Angie
Kassius Carey-Johnson Kassius Carey-Johnson ... Artie (as Kassius Carey Johnson)
Nasi Voutsas Nasi Voutsas ... Andro
David Avery ... Fabian
Michael Jenn ... Clarence
Rab Affleck ... Archie
Samuel Irvine Samuel Irvine ... Messenger Boy
Sophie Downham Sophie Downham ... Young Clara


The Doctor's friends are being kidnapped, which leads him to the fields of Trenzalore, where his greatest secret will be revealed and Clara's mystery will be solved.

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Release Date:

18 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1 Mix)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The Sycorax in the Christmas invasion (2005) are briefly mentioned by the great intelligence. See more »


In the scene towards the end where Clara falls into The Doctors arms, the side to which she falls changes between front and rear shots. See more »


The Doctor: Okay, so that's where I end up.
[looking down at Trenzalore from the Tardis door]
The Doctor: I always thought maybe I'd retire, take up watercolours or beekeeping or something. Apparently not.
Clara: So, how do we get down there? Jump?
The Doctor: Don't be silly! We fall.
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Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Moffat vs. the Doctor - Who wins
30 October 2013 | by johnno-17See all my reviews

My real worry is that Steven Moffat has decided to end Doctor Who.

The series should not be about the Doctor; it should be about the adventures he has traveling time and space. Moffat has lost that, and I'm not sure how it can be regenerated.

Moffat did some wonderful stuff- A Christmas Carol is absolutely beautiful - But he has done too much trash to be taken seriously, and The Name of the Doctor is the absolute nadir.

Will someone please exterminate Clara? Besides destroying the show's continuity, she is a lifeless, personality-less drone.

By the way, a reminder - Peter Capaldi is not the 12th Doctor, but - thanks to Moffat and John Hurt - the Thirteenth -and that's the end of the show, and I think that's just what Moffat and the BBC intend.

If so - they don't get it. The Doctor's greatest charm is that he always continues.

And he will continue, long after Moffat has retired....

As for the story itself - it's virtually non-existent. The Name of the Doctor is a mess of explosions, innuendo, and regurgitation Of fan faves. Totally wankery and wonkery. In other words - zip.

And whether Moffat and HIS fans acknowledge it - the STORIES were what the Doctor was all about.

And will be again, once Moffat is gone.

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