The Doctor and Clara find themselves in London with Madam Vastra and the gang. There are clockwork men and the Doctor is still scrambling to find himself. Clara doesn't understand the regeneration process for the Doctor.Written by
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In the scene when Clara says she is thirsty, Strax places the bucket of water on the desk in front of Clara, it is there in the following shot, but it disappears into the next shot without Strax or Clara moving it. See more »
It's just gorgeous, stunning start for Mr Capaldi.
The Doctor lands in Victorian London where a Large dinosaur is on the loose. The Doctor has regenerated into his latest incarnation and is behaving very erratically, fortunately he has friends on hand to help.
I utterly loved Peter Capaldi after this one episode, he has managed to bring a mass of energy and craziness to the role, I found it incredibly infectious. It felt like a true crossover from Classic Who. Interesting conversation with the tramp about his face, possibly a recognition from Pompeii.
I also find this the strongest performance from Jenna Coleman too, a good Clara story. The phone call she does brilliantly.
I don't mind saving I have grown to utterly love Strax, didn't get the appeal at first, now I love the Victorian trio.
I love the Doctor and Clara's scene in the restaurant, it's a really creepy realisation, when they discover the other guests aren't eating.
The opening credits took a bit of getting used to, I didn't like them initially but I grew to love them, reminded me of those used in Tom's last series.
Love Missy at first sight, wasn't that the Garden from the Girl who waited? It was obvious Missy would be something special.
The story itself is truly brilliant. I'm always up for a bit of Victorian drama, and this hits all the right notes, it's a seriously clever, beautiful looking episode. It's also very dark and engaging, such a great opener. 9/10
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