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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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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Trivia

Each and every one of the skulls in the episode are modelled from Peter Capaldi's own skull. See more »

Goofs

In the graveyard scene, the Doctor says to the Veil, "Physics of a triangle, you lose!" In the Series 9 DVD, the subtitle for this is given as "Fifty-seventh time, you lose!" 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 Magician's Apprentice (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme (Series 8)
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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