Doctor Who (2005– )
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In the near future, the Doctor and Clara find themselves on a space shuttle making a suicide mission to the Moon. Crash-landing on the lunar surface they find the most terrible things.

Director:

Paul Wilmshurst

Writer:

Peter Harness
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Episode complete credited cast:
Peter Capaldi ... The Doctor
Jenna Coleman ... Clara
Samuel Anderson ... Danny
Ellis George Ellis George ... Courtney Woods
Hermione Norris ... Lundvik
Tony Osoba ... Duke
Phil Nice Phil Nice ... Henry
Christopher Dane ... McKean
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Storyline

In 2049, The Doctor, Clara, and student Courtney Woods find themselves on the moon. Something is horribly wrong. Now, the fate of the moon lies in the hands of Clara Oswald. Destroy it and yourselves to save Earth?, or let it live and risk the ultimate destruction of the Human race?

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 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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Color
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Trivia

This episode takes place in 2049. See more »

Goofs

The Spray Cleaner bottle would explode in the very low atmosphere. Further the fluid would race out in all directions as a gas and not as a spray or mist. Hence no cleaning action at all. See more »

Quotes

Danny: You're never finished with anyone while they can still make you angry.
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Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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A breathtaking new low.
8 October 2014 | by MikoSquizSee all my reviews

Just because Doctor Who is science-fantasy (like Star Wars) rather than science-fiction (like Star Trek) doesn't mean it doesn't have to make sense. Nothing in this episode makes sense. It consists entirely of incredibly clumsy, half-written hand-waving to set up a dramatic decision that is itself nonsense but sounds good as long as you don't think about it, and coincidentally clearly establishes that the main characters are stupid and insane. The Doctor has always been somewhat morally ambiguous, but setting him up as essentially a sociopathic moron doesn't sit well, even if he does get taken to task for it - we know he's going to be back and we're just going to have to live with what he is now, and there doesn't seem to be much of an out for Capaldi's Doctor to resume his position as an essentially likable protagonist.

Not only is "Kill the Moon" easily the worst episode of New Who, including the one about farting aliens, it's possibly one of the worst scripts that has ever been written for television. The production is good, the talented cast do what they can with the inane nonsense they're given, but none of it is enough to do more than put some glitter on a dog turd.


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