Doctor Who (2005– )
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Trapped in a world unlike any other he has seen, the Doctor faces the greatest challenge of his many lives. One final test. And he must face it alone...

Director:

Rachel Talalay

Writer:

Steven Moffat
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Peter Capaldi ... The Doctor
Jenna Coleman ... Clara
Jami Reid-Quarrell ... Veil
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Storyline

The Doctor, alone and depressed, finds himself inside a nightmarish castle seemingly created to terrify him. However, as the Doctor soon finds out, everything is not quite what it seems to be. The Doctor must solve the riddle of his prison in order to find out where he is and why he is there. Written by Matthew Adams

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Trivia

The skull the Doctor finds is based on Peter Capaldi's own bone structure - the effects team reverse-engineered the shape of his skull from a lifecast that was taken to create the "ghost Doctor" prosthetics for Doctor Who: Under the Lake (2015)/Doctor Who: Before the Flood (2015). See more »

Goofs

At the top of the tower where the Doctor places his skull, as he confesses to The Veil there is a close shot of the Doctor with stars behind him and The Veil's hand hovering to one side of his face, you can clearly see the stars in the dark parts of The Veil's hand, showing that they were superimposed over the scene later. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Doctor: [voice over] As you come into this world, something else is also born. You begin your life, and it begins a journey towards you. It moves slowly, but it never stops. Wherever you go, whatever path you take, it will follow - never faster, never slower, always coming. You will run; it will walk. You will rest; it will not. One day, you will linger in the same place too long; you will sit too still or sleep too deep. And when, too late, you rise to go, you will notice a second shadow ...
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Connections

References Doctor Who: The War Games: Episode Ten (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme (Series 8)
(uncredited)
Performed by Murray Gold
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Capaldi at his very best
28 November 2015 | by dhensonukSee all my reviews

That may well be one of the best Dr Who episodes I have ever seen. Just the Doctor trapped in one location, no other people, and taken to an extreme. We learn more about the Doctor. We learn about the lengths he will go to. The thinking behind this episode is breathtaking.Peter Capaldi dominates the screen. His intensity is frightening. I don't want to say more without giving the plot away. The design is also stunning. A medieval feel with endless corridors and floors on the tower that move. An impression of great height and also great claustrophobia. Not a lot happens and yet I could watch this episode again and again At last something written for Capaldi that gives him something to really sink his teeth into.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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DTS (DTS HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1 Mix)

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