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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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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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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Color
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Trivia

Jenna Coleman's name has been removed from the opening credits, making this the first regular episode of the revived series to only credit one actor during the title sequence. To make up for the extra time required, 'Peter Capaldi's name is held on screen for a couple of seconds before moving away, also a first. 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

Referenced in The Chronic Rift: Time Loop-de-Loops (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme (Series 8)
Performed by Murray Gold
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Pure Sci-Fi Brilliance - One of the best episodes of the series
28 November 2015 | by SoDamnHawkwardSee all my reviews

Not many Doctor Who episodes have been as well crafted, acted, written and directed as this one.

The cinematography is simply gorgeous with shots that wouldn't seem out of place in a Coen Brothers movie. This focus on aesthetics is amplified even further with some of the best musical pieces that Murray Gold has yet brought to the show and I hope that he stays with the show for years to come.

Peter Capaldi's booming and powerful speech in The Zygon Inversion has proved to just be an appetiser for this perfectly performed 55 minute insight into the Doctor's mind. Not only does this episode showcase some of the best acting the show has ever seen but also the best use of source material and clever utilisation of the mechanics within the world of Doctor Who since The Forest of the Dead. I won't go into specifics because this is a spectacle that has to be seen to be believed but believe me.

This is a straight 10/10.


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