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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

  • 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.

  • 666

    October 18th, 2014 - 10:53am

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

  • 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

  • anthem68

    October 17th, 2014 - 3:41am

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 - 6:05pm

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

  • Wildguts

    October 15th, 2014 - 6:03pm
  • Anonymous

    October 15th, 2014 - 6:03pm


  • Anonymous

    October 15th, 2014 - 3:45pm

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

  • 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!

  • 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

  • Oncoming Storm 2

    October 14th, 2014 - 7:18pm

    Perhaps Perkins was a little too perfect.
    Strange how He appeared Out Of shadows.
    Refused to travel withDoctor. Understands
    technology of TARDIS. Who would
    would understand except another Time
    Lord. Didnt want to get trapped in TARDIS
    with Doctor. Perhaps Perkins is actually
    The Master?

  • Doctor Stu

    October 14th, 2014 - 7:12pm

    She wasn’t real she was a hologram like some of the other passengers to make up the numbers so the lab would look more believable as a train

  • Anonymous

    October 14th, 2014 - 5:56pm

    Foxes was a completely like most times a completely underused guest star she could have helped Perkins and The Doctor with the mummy and stuff like that and is it me but where on earth did she go

  • anthem68

    October 14th, 2014 - 8:43am

    Stephen m: addiction… Yes! That can explain the suddenness of it… But it was still poorly executed… So much of this season seems rushed. What’s changed? Budget? Filming times? As for Catherine Tate, yes I didn’t much care for her, either. But on 2nd and 3rd viewings she kinda grew on me… I don’t think Clara ever will, at least not in this series…

  • 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.

  • DM

    October 14th, 2014 - 12:32am

    Did you catch that Torchwood reference too???

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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?

  • Oncoming Storm 2

    October 13th, 2014 - 5:50pm

    For the first time this season, I actually loved
    the episode. The Doctor actually behaved like
    A Time Lord and showed immense power and
    Decisiveness. Toby Mathiesons’ script was
    excellent and every actor was engaged with
    all the others to form a proper synergy that
    told a cohesive story. Nice to see the grandson
    following in grandfather ‘s and fathers footsteps.
    As for Clara, like the Ponds, Rose and Donna,
    She is making classic companion mistake of
    not knowing when to quit. Does Not bode well
    For her or Danny Boy 2. She Is addicted to
    lifestyle and even worse, she is still lying to
    Pink. Just a yank ‘s view.

  • 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?

  • paddy

    October 13th, 2014 - 2:25pm

    For me worst companion by far was Catherine Tate – not simply of the revamped series but of all time. Literally cringe inducing in every scene

  • paddy

    October 13th, 2014 - 2:19pm

    Excellent episode – best capaldi so far – but comparable to City of Death? I don’t think so!

  • 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!

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