Doctor Who 9 Seasons 2013

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8. The Name of The Doctor TV-PG CC

Clara is summoned to an impossible conference call, alerting her that the deadly Whisper Men are closing in on Vastra, Jenny and Strax. Someone is kidnapping the Doctor's friends, leading him toward the one place in all of time and space that he should never go. It's a deadly trap that threatens to unravel his past, present and future...

Starring:
Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman
Runtime:
47 minutes
Original air date:
May 18, 2013

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The Name of The Doctor

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Season 702
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Genres Science Fiction, Drama, Adventure, Kids & Family
Director Saul Metzstein
Starring Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman
Supporting actors Alex Kingston, Richard E. Grant, Neve McIntosh, Catrin Stewart, Dan Starkey, Eve De Leon Allen, Kassius Johnson, Nasi Voutsas, David Avery, Michael Jenn, Rab Affleck, Samuel Irvine, Sophie Downham, Paul Kasey, John Hurt, Colin Baker, Tom Baker, Peter Davison
Season year 2013
Network BBC America
Executive Producer Des Hughes
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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38 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Alli Browning on May 19, 2013
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I've read a lot of reviews where people are saying it has gone down hill, they're not too fond of the writing style, or that it's not true to what Doctor Who is suppose to be. However, while watching this season I was also re-watching first and second seasons. I feel this season is a lot truer to the season than it has been the last 2 seasons. The whole crack in the continuum of time, etc, the Rory and Amy drama (although I love them), how everything was so intrinsically tied together in the past that if you literally blink, you probably missed something was a little thrown out of proporition.

This season still had a continuing theme ("the impossible girl") that left viewers at the edge of the seat, but still allowed the Doctor and his companion to go on glorious adventures that I felt was starting to get lost with Rory and Amy. I give this season a huge thumbs up, and I'm extremely anxious to see where it goes.

I don't know how I am going to last until November, though!
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Keith on April 4, 2013
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Doctor Who makes me smile like no other show on television. In a world sadly lacking in heroes, the Doctor stands alone. Brilliant, compassionate, selfless, he is the best in all of us. More human than the humans he relentlessly protects. I understand none of this specifically relates to the first episode of Season 7, Part 2, at least not on the surface. Look deeper, and I assure you it does. This episode is consistent with what's come before--which, while not sounding like high praise, is in fact the highest possible.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Joey on July 5, 2013
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I'm an American, and it occurs to me that I don't want to come across as an elitist "I liked Doctor Who before it was big in America" person. Though this review might sound like it at times.

In short, I'm disappointed in where the series has gone since Matt Smith inherited the TARDIS and Steven Moffat inherited the showrunner's chair. Both are fine on their own. Sherlock is one of my favorite shows, the episodes Moffat wrote in previous seasons are also among my favorite episodes in the revived series, and Matt Smith while was great in Party Animals. Ever since they've been at the helm of Doctor Who, however, the show has become increasingly dumbed down and insubstantial.

While the revived series has always been simpler than the classic series - lots of running, occasional continuity issues, and a deus ex machina at the conclusion of almost every story - it's at least clung onto being a smart show that rewarded viewer's intelligence. It's asked questions, ambivalently challenged the merits of altruism, and often made villains as sympathetic as they were malevolent.

Most episodes are now very black & white. These guys are good, these other guys over here are bad. The Doctor will save the good guys and punish the bad guys. There are no questions and if one somehow sneaks through in the script, it's quickly squelched by Matt Smith's Doctor throwing a temper tantrum.

Now most episodes consist of loud music scores, lots of CG explosions, running, a compendium of one liners that pass for dialog, with what little narrative there is coming across as so pompous and contrived that it manages to work against the show rather than for it.
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30 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Cherry on April 20, 2013
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This half of the season starts off well with "The Bells of St. John," a clever and entertaining episode that properly introduces the Doctor's newest companion, Clara. The next episode, "The Rings of Akhaten," is visually appealing and has an interesting premise, but its ending is fairly predictable. "Akhaten" is not terrible, but it's definitely a step down from the previous episode. "Cold War," the most recent episode (as of this writing), is a bit of a dud, really. A monster on a submarine! They chase it, it chases them, and etc. Zzzzzzzzzz. For the second episode in a row, the heroes triumph by making an emotional appeal to the villain. With "Akhaten" and "Cold War," the show seems to be running on autopilot.

This is puzzling because one would think Doctor Who has access to the very best science-fiction (or science-fantasy) writers on Earth. There really should never be a sub-par episode (especially since they only make about thirteen or fourteen of them per year, not counting the Christmas special). In my view, the writing during Moffat's tenure as showrunner has been extremely uneven, perhaps because Moffat has not found someone to supplement his writing in the way that Moffat supplemented Davies's. Each season, some episodes are part of the main story arc, and the others fill in the spaces between the main-story-arc episodes. During the Davies years, Davies wrote most episodes for the main story arcs, and Moffat wrote many of the "filler" episodes, including classics like "The Girl in the Fireplace" and "Blink." Now that Moffat handles the main story arcs, someone else is writing all the "filler" stories. Sadly, these have not measured up to the level of Moffat's "filler" work. Basically, Moffat-the showrunner needs his own Moffat-the-"filler"-writer.
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