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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.




    April 29th, 2013 - 4:45pm

    Yeah, I’m sick of the moaners, they make the rest of us Doctor Who fan’s look like the worst kind of Sci-Fi fan you can come across.

    Yes I did notice his cot, it’s not hard to see.

    I think the Doctor, or maybe the Tardis herself, sorted out having the Swimming Pool and the Library separated from each other. Maybe the 10th Doctor’s regeneration somehow caused rooms to merge, and those 2 rooms merged by accident, but they’re separate rooms now so that’s fine.

  • Professor When

    April 29th, 2013 - 3:55pm

    Then Again, my opinion might be biased; I do find her some-what attractive. 😀

  • Professor When

    April 29th, 2013 - 3:54pm

    Why does everyone hate Clara? I think shes great; She actually seems intelligent, instead of just ‘Stereotype Feisty’ *cough* *cough* Amy Pond *cough* *cough*

  • Professor When

    April 29th, 2013 - 3:49pm

    While I can see your opinion, and I respect it, I have to disagree. I think the Doctor is being portrayed brilliantly at the moment. You really get a sense of age, and there is a sense of vulnerability perfectly balanced with an air of Alien-esque wonder. Even then there Matt Smith adds another atribute to the lot- he is a bad-ass. Even with some Childish reactions, when the Doctor is Angry, monsters run.
    But yeah, I do see your point, even though I don’t agree 🙂


    April 29th, 2013 - 3:21pm

    Ok just had a quick look at the ending on BBC IPlayer, FINE, HE DID GIVE HER A BIT OF A SMACK ON THE BUTT WITH THE CLOTH.

    BIG DEAL !!. At least it was with a Cloth rather then using one of his hand’s, otherwise then it would have been inappropriate.

    And in fairness to the guy saying that I don’t pay enough attention, my eyes where focused on the TV screen entirely, it’s just that our eyes don’t notice every single detail first time around that’s all, cos it take time for our brains to process what we are seeing through our eyes if you did not already know that.


    April 29th, 2013 - 3:16pm

    Yeah saw that – I don’t think he would do such a thing. The Doctor respects his female companion’s, he wouldn’t do anything that would be considered inappropriate behavior like giving Clara a smack on the bottom.

  • booboo

    April 29th, 2013 - 11:22am

    i saw that, looks like it but we dont actually see it, may be he missed

  • Yeah saw that

    April 29th, 2013 - 11:21am

    Yeah I saw that, it was near the end of the episode and as he walks behind Clara, he cheekily whips her butt. Doctor Who One, you’re not paying enough attention.

  • morlu

    April 29th, 2013 - 10:41am

    It was ok but wasn’t what I was expecting or hoping for. Ever since I saw the newly regenerated 5th Doctor unravel the 4th Doctor’s scarf and use it as a way not to get lost in the Tardis, when he still hadn’t settled in his new body. I have always wanted to see an episode where he explores parts of the Tardis that he never dared go in case he never found his way back. As it is supposedly infinite.

  • morlu

    April 29th, 2013 - 10:33am

    and the Doctor


    April 29th, 2013 - 8:00am

    No he never. I watched it again yesterday and he never did such a thing.

  • Anonymous

    April 29th, 2013 - 2:31am


  • fishfingers and custard

    April 29th, 2013 - 12:22am

    yeah ur so right it was gr8 i dont no why people r moaning so mush and did u notice we got 2 c the doctors cot from the episode
    a good man goes 2 war
    and wasnt the library in the swimming pool because the doctor says in the episode
    the eleventh hour young amy says

    amy:ur soking wet
    the doctor:i was in the swimming pool
    amy: u said u were in the library
    the doctor: so was the swimming pool


  • fishfingers and custard

    April 29th, 2013 - 12:10am

    i meant to say at the end i dont agree with u all

  • fishfingers and custard

    April 28th, 2013 - 11:50pm

    u r so wrong boys

  • Doctor Stu

    April 28th, 2013 - 11:16pm

    The reason they were burnt and dead was because they were the result of what would happen if they all stayed in the room with the eye of harmony hence the Doctor saying ‘after a couple of minutes, the skin will start to melt’ its all Wibbly wobbly timey wimey

  • 47

    April 28th, 2013 - 10:32pm

    The issue I have with Doctor Who, at the moment, is either Matt Smith or the way the actor has been told to portray The Doctor. Drama is substituted with dim-witted Jar Jar Binks-esque reactions, and any hope of weight and gravity in dialogue is ruined by Matt Smith(or The Doctor) sounding like a 12 year old stamping his or her feet. Not for me, I’m afraid.

  • PedroPete

    April 28th, 2013 - 8:53pm

    oops! forgot to add journey to the centre of the tardis! i’ll fit it in:
    my best to worst episodes of this series:
    1) the bells of saint john
    2)the rings of akhaten (IT FEATURED THE BEANO!)
    3)asylum of the daleks
    4)The angels take manhattan
    5) Journey to the Centre of the Tardis
    6)the power of three
    7)The snowmen
    8)cold war
    9)hide (even though it was on my birthday)
    10)a town called mercy
    11)dinosaurs on a spaceship

    I wonder where the crimson horror , nightmare in silver and the name of the doctor will go?

  • Ben

    April 28th, 2013 - 8:49pm

    mine are:
    1)The Bells of saint john
    2)The rings of akhaten
    3) the angels take manhattan
    4) a town called mercy
    5)cold war
    6)Dinosaurs on a spaceship
    7) asylum of the daleks
    8)the snowmen
    9) hide
    10) the power of three

  • PedroPete

    April 28th, 2013 - 8:45pm

    my best to worst episodes of this series:
    1) the bells of saint john
    2)the rings of akhaten (IT FEATURED THE BEANO!)
    3)asylum of the daleks
    4)The angels take manhattan
    5)the power of three
    6)The snowmen
    7)cold war
    9)a town called mercy
    10)dinosaurs on a spaceship

  • Anonymous

    April 28th, 2013 - 8:28pm

    I watched this just then I notice The Doctor smacks Clara’s butt with a cloth or rag anyone else saw that?


    April 28th, 2013 - 7:03pm

    I mean Clara never saw the book, not Amy.


    April 28th, 2013 - 7:02pm

    The only reason why Martha, her family, the Doctor and Jack remember the Master rule in what became known as ‘the year that never was’ is only remembered by them because they where inside the Valiant when time was reversed back to the day the Master’s rule over Earth began, so to anyone who watched the introduction of the Tochlafane anywhere in the world, all they saw was President Winter’s getting killed and that was it.

    As for Amy remembering killing Kovarian, I’m not sure, that finale of series 6 confused the hell out of me.

    Time was altered in yesterdays episode when the Doctor gave that button to the recent version of himself at the start of the episode, so the events of the episode suddenly never happened, meaning Amy never saw that book with his name inside, as she never went to the Library once the events where avoided.

  • jedi jim

    April 28th, 2013 - 6:49pm


  • jedi jim

    April 28th, 2013 - 6:47pm

    I hate stories that get resolved by pushing the reset button, in this case literally!

    But, wouldn’t Clara still remember his name? Amy remembers killing Kovarian , Martha and Jack remember the rule of the Master and the Toclafane.


    April 28th, 2013 - 6:16pm

    Only 1 of the Time Zombies was Clara, the others where the Brothers.

  • The Big Blue Box

    April 28th, 2013 - 5:15pm

    Great Episode, although I would have liked to see more of the TARDIS.

  • run you clever boy and remember

    April 28th, 2013 - 4:52pm

    i think it was the best ep ive watched. i was happy it was not in the past or futre, but set in the tardis. i enjoyed it and was shocked to find out that those zombies were clara. the libary part was good as well. i really enjoyed it and the best ep f dr who ive watched.all becuase it was in the tardis. clara is great and i love the who she is story as well

  • Jim(The Master of dr who)

    April 28th, 2013 - 3:38pm

    Not that good

  • Benjee10

    April 28th, 2013 - 3:37pm

    It’s technically part of Series 7 because it was in between 7a and 7b, and I just didn’t personally like it very much. Great production values but the story left me cold (if you’ll pardon the pun).

    So many stories this series have been destroyed by poorly constructed endings. Power of Three had a fantastic build up but then a ridiculously easy ending (the Doctor waved the sonic around for a bit and everything went back to normal).

    I liked Akhaten because it had a simple story, a decent resolution, fantastic visual effects and monsters, and some amazing music from Murray Gold. My only gripe is that the ‘villains’ did very little to make themselves feel threatening, but other than that it was well constructed, with good plotting and an ending that actually made sense.

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