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April 27th, 2013 143 comments

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What Did You Think of Journey / Centre of the Tardis?

Doctor Who Journey to the Centre of the Tardis

The Tardis is captured by a spaceship salvage team, sending its systems into meltdown.

As the Doctor introduces himself to the motley crew of galactic rag-and-bone men, he realises Clara is still trapped within his malfunctioning ship, so he persuades his new acquaintances to help find his companion, taking them deep into the heart of his beloved blue box.

But their hopes of a straightforward rescue are dashed when it turns out Clara is not the only one down there. Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman star, with Ashley Walters (Inside Men).

Now that the 5th episode of series 7b has aired in the UK what did you think?, was it the best episode ever or just average.



  • Anonymous

    July 22nd, 2014 - 5:22am

    I definantly saw him do that. I watched it over a few times and even if he did miss it was clear he meant to. But when I saw it the first time, for some odd reason, I couldn’t stop laughing. Not like the doctor to do that. Then again in a later episode he does mention that her skirt is just a little bit too…tight.

  • Anonymous

    April 21st, 2014 - 12:17pm

    I think she just got lost inside when it crashed and the St fell out

  • Hazo

    April 21st, 2014 - 11:53am

    O.o Uh oh….

  • Hazo

    April 21st, 2014 - 11:52am

    Clara, because the TARDIS was so damaged, it was leaking out the bigger on the inside, so the sensor thought she was under the TARDIS when really she was still onboard.
    Thats my theory

  • Scott the Raptor

    May 28th, 2013 - 8:29pm

    I agree 100 % with 47. Professor When, 47 already mentioned that Matt Smith’s Doctor is so comedic and how he sounds like a 12 year old stamping their feet. That doesn’t show any age. I liked David Tennant’s Doctor because he could show fear, excitement and energeticness at the same time.

  • McGann is the Doctor

    May 15th, 2013 - 12:55pm

    Alex that would have made a sound, and I agree DWONE.

    But how did he end up OUTSIDE the Tardis in the first place ? ❗

  • McGann is the Doctor

    May 15th, 2013 - 12:53pm

    I thought it was a truly amazing story and enjoyed it far more than any since the Bells of St John.

    A very well thougth out, atmospheric, unpredictable and scary episode.

    Many people hate the lack of a classic tardis console room (they’re right ❗ ) but the thing about the brothers and the story being reset, that was fine by me ❗

  • buchanon

    May 8th, 2013 - 4:14pm

    well if the eye was destroyed, didn’t the doctor say something about how in the great time war he ended it himself, possible by creating a singularity in Gallifrey and ending the war by turning his home planet into a new eye of harmony? for his own ends (the sliver of ice in his heart)

  • Alex

    May 4th, 2013 - 10:38pm

    She’s probably a time traveller or the doctor from the future of something, you can see Moffat coming up with something like that. He can be pretty strange.

  • Alex

    May 4th, 2013 - 10:34pm

    To be honest I think he just leapt out of the rubble

  • Harold Saxon

    May 4th, 2013 - 7:52pm

    I thought it was awesome,the exploration of the tardis and the way the ship functions,it was cool and clever.

  • Big D

    May 4th, 2013 - 12:12pm

    I agree 100% with 47. Though I didnt like David Tennant either. I didnt mind Christopher Eccleston though for me you cant beat the first 4 Doctors. Guess I’m just a bit of a dinosaur really.
    I also think that Clara is the best of the new companions (cannot stick Rose)but cant beat Sarah Jane or Jo. I just dont want any more soppy, lovey dovey carrying-ons.
    Also not impressed with alot of the writing. Theyre making Doctor Who too childish. (I know its a family show and was devised for kids but its getting ridiculous). Like I say, I guess I’m just a dinosaur.

  • Big D

    May 4th, 2013 - 12:04pm

    I quite agree morlu. In the end I was disappointed with the representation. It reminded me more of Star Trek than Doctor Who. Also it was a great opportunity to link with ‘The Movie’ but sadly messed – sorry, missed – it. I guess though it just sums up how Ive felt about New Who. Disappointed. Just hope they can rekindle this old mans faith with the 50th special.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    May 4th, 2013 - 4:39am

    Time will tell… it always does…

  • TheDoctorGallifrey

    May 3rd, 2013 - 4:45pm

    I didn’t notice that

  • TheDoctorGallifrey

    May 3rd, 2013 - 4:45pm

    oh, thanks

  • Professor When

    May 3rd, 2013 - 7:50am

    Doctor Who one, that’s Awesome! I never knew that! Though I imagine that it’s a skill as opposed to a power. 🙂


    May 2nd, 2013 - 5:10pm

    I think the Doctor might posses a strange Time Lord power we may not be quite familiar with that allows him to shift out of things when unseen.

    For example, in ‘Remembrance of the Daleks’, he and Ace are borrowing a Van, and he becomes annoyed of her not concentrating on her driving while trying to pay attention to him.

    She says “I’m doing the best I can, if you don’t ,like it, you drive”, and as they enter a tunnel, then come out the other end, and his the one doing the driving, leaving Ace baffled as to how the swapped places so quickly, so maybe the Doctor has a power that let’s him swap places in the blink of an eye fast when no ones looking, or perhaps in this case, get out of rubble without making a sound.

    He seemed to use the same power too when getting into Grace Holloway’s car in the TV Movie without her even noticing he’d got in the back.


    May 2nd, 2013 - 5:04pm

    i thought that was a bit silly. and how did he climb out of the rubble so quickly and quietly?


    May 2nd, 2013 - 3:22pm

    It was the Doctor’s.

    Funny thou that he ended up outside the Tardis, yet Clara ended up somewhere else in the Tardis.

  • buchanon

    May 2nd, 2013 - 12:00pm

    whos legs where poking out from under the TARDIS?

  • MAXP

    May 2nd, 2013 - 3:37am

    I enjoyed this. Ever since Castovalva I loved exploring the Tardis. Good to see a proper Tardis pool also and not the dodgy ‘real’ pool seen in the Invasion of Time. I think the continuity of the eye of Harmony is muddled a bit and probably best not dwelt on too much. In the novel the 8 doctors by Terrance Dicks it said the Tardis eye wasn’t the real one, just a copy of the one on Gallifrey. No reason why there can’t be one on gallifrey and one in each Tardis. Makes you wonder but – when the Tractators pulled the Tardis apart in Frontios what happened to the eye?

  • MAXP

    May 2nd, 2013 - 3:33am

    It’s a much, much better arc than the utterly torturous ‘Death of the Doctor’ from last season. And so far no River Song either this year, which also is a bonus!

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