Doctor Who (2005– )
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When ghosts of past and future crowd into their lives, The Doctor and Clara are thrown into an adventure that takes them to the very end of the universe.


Douglas Mackinnon


Steven Moffat




Episode complete credited cast:
Peter Capaldi ... The Doctor
Jenna Coleman ... Clara
Samuel Anderson ... Danny Pink
Remi Gooding Remi Gooding ... Rupert Pink
Robert Goodman ... Reg
Kiran Shah ... Figure


When ghosts of past and future crowd into their lives, The Doctor and Clara are thrown into an adventure that takes them to the very end of the universe.

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13 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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BBC Cymru Wales See more »
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Steven Moffat discussed the episode in an interview, saying: "my impulse starting in that was just the idea, 'What does he do when he's got nothing [to] do?' Because he'd throw himself off a building if he thought it'd be interesting on the way down ... he's fascinated by anything. And here he's with nothing to do, so he just goes out poking things with a stick until something bites it. And I think that's quite interesting, isn't it? Sort of, there's a thrill seeker aspect." See more »


After writing on his blackboards the Doctor places a piece of chalk on to a book. When he picks it up after it (supposedly) falls to the floor the chalk stick shows no sign of use. See more »


[first lines]
The Doctor: Listen. Question. Why do we talk out loud when we know we're alone?
[blows out candle]
The Doctor: Conjecture. Because we know we're not.
[He writes on his blackboard]
The Doctor: Evolution perfects survival skills. There are perfect hunters. There is perfect defence. Question. Why is there no such thing as perfect hiding? Answer. How would you know? Logically, if evolution were to perfect a creature whose primary skill were to hide from view, how could you know it existed?
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Referenced in Doctor Who: Hell Bent (2015) See more »


Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Best in the season but still not quite there
14 September 2014 | by thatguycampbellSee all my reviews

I am a huge fan of the regenerated show, being too young to have watched the old version. I enjoyed Eccleston's portrayal however it did well ending when it did. Tennant was the best in my opinion being the Dr. I first watched and some of those episodes were so captivating, Midnight, Waters of Mars, Satan Pit. Favourite episodes of any series and I've re-watched countless times along with many other episodes from the series such as the impossible astronaut and the time of the Dr. I must admit the first season of Smith, excluding the last two episodes were pretty slow and undramatic. But season 6 boom I was away with Smith. This Dr. i had hoped would not take time to love but it seem's that way. I enjoyed Clara with Smith but now she's become so key to the show it's as though the Dr. is her companion and she is all wise and can't do anything wrong. Pond did it better. I am looking forward to Clara's exit so the doctor and finally stand by himself again. This episode, sorry for taking so long to get here, had such great potential but it lacked the real flare of the previous Doctors and I'm not saying that to fault Capaldi but rather the show, where has all the theme music gone that makes your blood pump because you know the doctor's about to kick ass or save the day. The new opening title is terrible with its clocks and terrible music, the season 5 intro was exceptional and always got you excited for the episode. Somehow without getting shorter this episode seemed to lack the content previous seasons had. It seemed hollow without the doctors kick the seasons past contained.

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It did seem all a bit girly with the whole "some things are better left unexplained" we want the answers. Also it didn't make a whole lot of sense how just because the TARDIS safeguards were off they could suddenly travel to a place that should be time-locked? Or am I wrong there? Overall plentiful in potential, failed to deliver as past seasons have but a good step in the right path for this series, time to knock off Clara and get some classic silly corny back to basics companion the Dr can have some fun with. Thank you

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