What a wonderful way to end this momentous series in the 50th year of Doctor Who. From the start of the episode you know this is going to be a good episode that will make the audience forgive past mistakes such as Dinosaurs on a Spaceship or the so-so Ring of Akhaten.
This week Neil Gaiman was in the writer’s chair with a story that saw the return of a classic Doctor Who foe: the Cybermen. Gaiman plus the Cybermen, what could possibly go wrong? Quite a lot, unfortunately.
This week was another great adventure from the pen of Mark Gatiss, featuring mother and daughter duo Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling, who played a mother and daughter with a rather dysfunctional relationship. It also saw Clara don Victorian garb again, surely having to squeeze into a corset must jog at least one past life memory?
This week was essentially Tardis: Confidential where viewers got a behind-the-scenes tour of the Doctor’s vessel.
If fans were still not happy with last week, then do not despair because Hide supercedes even Cold War in its brilliance, proving to be terrifying for both the adults and children watching.
If fans have been disappointed so far, then this is the adventure they have been waiting for and it is a corker.
For those fans still mourning the end of the Russell T. Davies era, despite the fact that it ended several years ago, should fear not for this week viewers got a heart-warming episode on a distant planet, with lots of aliens and a song to soften even the most cynical members of the audience.
After all the hype Doctor Who finally returned to our screens with an adventure of epic proportions that promised to leave jaws on the floor by the end of it.
As the time draws ever closer for the return of our Time Lord, the BBC has uploaded a teaser trailer for the second part of series 7.
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