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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.

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Douglas Mackinnon

Writer:

Steven Moffat
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Cast

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
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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.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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BBC Cymru Wales See more »
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DTS (DTS HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1 Mix)

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Trivia

Yet again, the spacesuit from The Satan Pit (2006), as originally worn by David Tennant, makes a recycled appearance. Matt Smith has also worn this very same spacesuit prop. See more »

Goofs

The Doctor should remember that Clara, as the "Impossible Girl," was present in every moment of the Doctor's life to save him, and not allow the TARDIS extrapolate her time line when it includes all of his as well. But this Doctor has demonstrated other memory loss in series 8, possibly because he is the first regeneration in a new set (of 12) and the consequences of that are not fully known. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in Doctor Who: Hell Bent (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Steven Moffat up to his old tricks again
15 September 2014 | by rowankidmanSee all my reviews

There is only one "Blink" and it is brilliant. It seems to me that all that Steven Moffat has done since writing this brilliant episode is nothing other than trying to recreate "Blink" over and over again. There will never be another "Blink". Steven Moffat should get over it and move on.

Moffat's direction of the show has been ridiculous. We have seen episodes with shallow monsters having no relevance to any real story. We have seen episodes with stories that are totally irrelevant and are only there to allow Moffat to try and set up various themes all based on the concepts of Blink. Thus we have seen many meaningless DW episodes from Moffat's tenure as head honcho. Every episode that Russell Davies created was enjoyable and had a meaningful depth including the non Doctor episodes such as "Love and Monsters" which was absolutely brilliant. And Moffat only character assasinated Amy and Rory. And thank goodness that silly Matt Smith is gone. He had no credibility playing the character of the Doctor. Peter Capaldi..... 100 times better, 100 times more credible in the role.

We have had three depressing years. It was only Murray Gold with his magnificent musical themes that saved the series. Murray Gold saved Matt Smith's bacon over and over again and he probably saved Steven Moffat too. Matt smnith did absolutely nothing. He just makes some stupid comment eg "I am the Doctor....run" and then the music kicks in. It's Murray Gold's music that saved the day each and every time.....not Matt Smith.

Jenna Coleman has been like a breath of fresh air when she floated into the world as the soufflé girl and the impossible girl. She is a very pleasant quirky character and good to look at too, making very fast progress to becoming the next best thing since Rose Tyler. And how important was she in the 50th to be the character to hold it all together. And then......truly life came back into the series when the great Tom Baker returned and just blew everybody and everything away. The excitement is still resonating now. And then after that ridiculous Matt Smith (who after having destroyed all his good work in the 50th by a most ridiculous performance in his final appearance in the Christmas special) was gone, we now have an actor who knows his craft and who is showing what a great custodian of this role he is likely to be.

Yes the series is up and running again and all we need to do now is to move Steven Moffat on. "Listen" was just another attempt to recreate what we saw in "Blink". Watch "Listen" and watch "Blink". Which one do you like more ? No one will disagree that "Blink" wins hands down. Everything Steven Moffat does is a play on the formula we saw in "Blink". "Listen" has been the best of the Capaldi episodes thus far and it was great to see the reference to John Hurt's War Doctor in the 50th. I believe in Capaldi, I love Jenna Coleman and I see the brilliance of Murray Gold's music. The only weak point is Moffat. I'm so sorry to say this because some of his "original" individual stories have been outstanding.


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