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The Doctor Falls 

The Doctor makes a final stand against an army of Cybermen to protect a tiny band of humans from destruction.


Rachel Talalay


Steven Moffat, Kit Pedler (characters: "Cybermen") | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
Peter Capaldi ... The Doctor
Pearl Mackie ... Bill
Matt Lucas ... Nardole
Michelle Gomez ... Missy
John Simm ... The Master
Samantha Spiro ... Hazran
Briana Shann ... Alit
Rosie Boore ... Gazron
Simon Coombs Simon Coombs ... Rexhill
Stephanie Hyam ... Heather
Nicholas Briggs ... Cybermen (voice)
David Bradley ... The Doctor


The Doctor must face Missy and the Master in an epic showdown between the three time lords and the cybermen. Meanwhile on a remote farm, the residents are preparing for war. As Operation Exodus begins, the Doctor must face his greatest challenge yet whilst fighting off his looming regeneration.

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Did You Know?


The names of the members of the Hartnell family that appeared in the anniversary special "An Adventure in Space and Time" appeared throughout the first season. Bill Potts connects to William Hartnell, (The First Doctor) who was called Bill by his friends. Heather, Bill's girlfriend with the star-shaped iris, has the same name as William Hartnell's wife, Heather. The little girl investigating the standing stones at the beginning of "Eaters of Light" was named Judy, like Judith Carney, Hartnell's granddaughter. However, according to Steven Moffat, this was simply a coincidence. See more »


Once The Doctor realises a black hole is slowing time at the bridge end of the ship he could simply use the Tardis to fly to the other end and arrive as Bill leaves the lift saving a lot of trouble. Missy should also realise this immediately as well. See more »


Bill: Where there's tears, there's hope.
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Features Doctor Who: Last Christmas (2014) See more »


Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Glorious Season Finale that Capaldi truly deserved.
1 July 2017 | by kaushikskalmadySee all my reviews

This is Doctor Who at its most beautiful, an entire series coming to a well poised and rewarding conclusion with every character finding its place, well done Steven Moffat, we had wonder, sadness, questions and answers and a little bit of something in our eyes.

10 Seasons down the line in the reboot, which had its ups and downs and on his final bow before the Christmas Special Moffat decides to play with emotion and character than swashbuckling action. Oh, and what a glorious treat.

Was it as good as World Enough and Time? I don't know. All I know is at the end of the hour long run, I was satisfied beyond words. There was closure and wonder in equal measures and this is what Doctor Who is all about.

Rachel Talalay's measured direction and pace are reminiscent of Heaven Sent and Murray Gold continues to make the show musically brilliant.

Season 10 has not been the most consistent one for me, nowhere matching the stakes set by Season 9. But the last two episodes summarize the Moffat era - daring, inventive and not shy of breaking rules or going the extra mile. Say what you may - but the man will be missed.

And then there's Capaldi - do we have enough words? What a Doctor he's been. There's really little left to say.

We have an hour more of Moffat and Capaldi (with a surprise) left and all we can do is enjoy it in all it's glory come Christmas before the show moves on to newer territory.

There is a feeling of foreboding, but not without appreciation for the brilliance of the Season Finale. Feels like an era coming to an end. Thoroughly satisfying. 10/10.

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