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What did you Think of Mummy On The Orient Express?

The Doctor and Clara are on the most beautiful train in history, speeding among the stars of the future – but they are unaware that a deadly creature is stalking the passengers.

Once you see the horrifying Mummy you only have 66 seconds to live. No exceptions, no reprieve. As the Doctor races against the clock Clara sees him at his deadliest and most ruthless. Will he work out how to defeat the Mummy? Start the clock!

Now that the 8th episode of series 8 has been aired what did you think? Was it everything you had hoped for or not what you expected…

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  • Anonymous

    October 18th, 2014 - 1:03pm

    This epsode was good I didn’t really under stand the ending though

  • JeffLPatt

    October 16th, 2014 - 4:21am

    It was a playful tease in the scene at the end in the Tardis, with all the reports of Jenna Coleman leaving the show, to make it look like Perkins was going to be the new companion and that Clara was calling it quits right then and there. Glad she isn’t gone yet.

    • 666

      October 18th, 2014 - 10:53am

      I was hoping she was going to leave, really disappointed at the end when she did not quit

  • mat518

    October 15th, 2014 - 9:22pm

    Sory all, This story had no rhyme or reason. The mummy itself could have been any monster and this episode again was not up to par.

    When you have really terrible episodes then comes along a bad one, everyone says it is great. it is not. Just look at any tennant, or Eccleston episodes and this becomes instantly apparent.

    You see a great Sci fi series now in its own tumbling fall.

    It needs a complete overhaul to survive from being cancelled.

    • anthem68

      October 17th, 2014 - 3:41am

      I completely agree with you. Sad days for Dr. Who…

    • booboo

      October 17th, 2014 - 3:48am

      quote everyone says it is great. it is not

      it is to them if they say it is

      your by far in the minority

  • doctordredd67

    October 15th, 2014 - 9:06pm

    Did anyone else notice this>>>>>>>> Just after the doctor shouts surrender to the mummy and he stops he then salutes the doctor. If it was a 5000 year old egyptian mummy, then why did it give the doc a ( fairly ) modern day salute. Surely egyptian soldiers did not salute as we do today??? Its just something I noticed when I rewatched on I-Player.

  • Wildguts

    October 15th, 2014 - 6:03pm Reply
    • Wildguts

      October 15th, 2014 - 6:05pm

      It was the best one yet, others I havnt really enjoyed. Also, I heard that this was originally for Matt Smith, how exciting!

  • Cyber10Dalek

    October 14th, 2014 - 9:27pm

    Also one last thing since i ran out of room to write this in: Is anyone else highly suspecting Gus and the whole set-up of the train to be something connected to Missy.It would make sense considering that Gus said they would try to reverse-engineer the mummy.Therefore,since the mummy was killing people,anyone else think that if it is connected to Missy it would cure people of their illnesses if it was re-engineered? Please respond and give your thoughts.

  • Cyber10Dalek

    October 14th, 2014 - 9:23pm

    In my opinion this was a really enjoyable episode for me at least,because of the way the mummy,characters,and especially The Doctor and Clara were handled.Most of their chemistry together was pretty smooth-running and many of the supporting cast,including Perkins played by Frank Skinner,were very good to watch.The mummy was also handled splendidly and i did not expect it to be an ancient soldier locked in an ancient war of killing,as it was revealed to be.Even though some things,in particular how the fight between The Doctor and Clara previously was smoothed over quickly,weren’t fantastic this ep was overall a fun thrilling ride and i’m interested to see how Saturday’s Flatline pans out.A shame to know we only have about 4 more eps left but lets hope they are great!

  • Anonymous

    October 14th, 2014 - 4:29am

    Let think of the future Doctor. I think he deserves to be a kid, wearing funky clothes. I would like to go with a black and white sort of style. Wearing black and white checkered pants, black and white striped coat and black and white polka dot shirt, the Doctor is unstoppable.

    If he is a kid, he should start of putting his soul in the fob watch, becoming an ordinary kid going to school.

  • Matthew Hester

    October 14th, 2014 - 12:31am

    “Mummy On The Orient Express” is now my favourite episode of Series 8 so far!! It had some great music in the episode, a great monster, a great cast and that final scene was perhaps my most favourite scene in Who History! The Episode also felt like a Sci Fi Version Of Columbo! Overall, I rate “Mummy On The Orient Express” a 10/10!

  • Davroslives

    October 13th, 2014 - 6:29pm

    The first episode of this season that was partway decent. Unfortunately, Moffat seems to be running out of ideas – we have already had the Titanic in space, now the Orient Express in space?

    • CJ

      October 13th, 2014 - 9:45pm

      You do know Moffat didn’t come up and wrote this story? Also I don’t think Moffat is running out of ideas at all because we have this fantastic story arc of Heaven and the mysterious Missy who claims the Doctor is her boyfriend

    • Drwho101

      October 14th, 2014 - 9:09pm

      Moffat needs to bring the black guardian back and the white guardian,they have so much potential now with gallifrey out there,maybe even the whispermen need to return maybe they’re related to the trickster somehow,the whispermen have so much potential

    • Anonymous

      October 15th, 2014 - 3:45pm

      Moffat bashers are so tiresome…they’re the only ones running out of ideas. Snooozeeee

    • the astronaut of death

      October 18th, 2014 - 11:08am

      Why does everyone blame everything it on moffat it is not just him who makes this show it is loads of people

      Anonymous I kind of agree moffat bashers are running out of ideas.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    October 13th, 2014 - 5:39pm

    It was alright. The monster was scary, the buildup was good, and I found myself in fear through a lot of this episode. I didn’t like how rushed the ending was. I’d prefer to SEE the Doctor save the people rather than have him just casually mention it. The reveal of the Foretold being a soldier, I believe was handled well, though I think it’s origin could have been handled much better. Gus looks like he’ll be part of the story arc of this season, or he’ll appear in a future episode. It didn’t do a very good job of connecting with the “Egyptian goddess loose on the Orient Express in space” line from The Big Bang, since the Foretold wasn’t a god or goddess at all. I’d give it a 7/10. It wasn’t bad, but I was expecting much better.

  • John

    October 13th, 2014 - 5:16pm

    Did anyone notice that when the Doctor calls Clara, her phone displays a cricket holding a top hat? So she’s saved a picture of Jiminy Cricket as his profile pic in her phone. What do you think that means?

  • Harold Saxon

    October 13th, 2014 - 12:26pm

    2 actor;s in the story previously appeared in classic series,the old woman was in curse of fenric and the posh guy with thin moustach was in the kings demons!


    October 13th, 2014 - 12:07am

    This was an excellent story, hope series continues to increase this kind of quality and Capaldi for me is 2nd only to Tom Baker. Hope he gets to go head to head with the Cybermen sometime soon. The last Cyberman encounter with Matt Smith was quite the worst thing I have had the misfortune to watch Who wise and still induces chronic cringing even now.

  • daleksean

    October 12th, 2014 - 9:16pm

    i really enjoyed this its the best of the series so far and when clara joined in series 7 I really liked her now shes losing her way

  • little L

    October 12th, 2014 - 8:20pm

    Absolutely loved this episode and absolutely loving Peter capadi as the doctor. Must admit I’m a little bit in love with him. X

    • Anonymous

      October 15th, 2014 - 6:03pm


  • Inferno

    October 12th, 2014 - 6:16pm

    Need to watch this one again as I missed some of it – fell asleep I’m afraid, due to ex and kids moving out so it was quite a big and stressful day, so very tired and drifted on occasion.
    What I did see looked quite good and boy did Clara look HOT! Capaldi was excellent in this one, just wish he had more screen time, but I really do like Clara.


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