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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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  • Dave

    October 11th, 2014 - 10:41pm

    1. Listen 9/10
    2. Deep Breath 9/10
    3. Mummy on the orient express 7.5/10
    4. Into the Dalek 7/10
    5. The Caretaker 6/10
    6. Kill the moon 5/10
    7. Robot of Sherwood 5/10
    8. Time Heist 3.5/10

  • Jamie

    October 11th, 2014 - 10:32pm

    Loved it! May be my favourite of this series so far!

  • TheEyebrows

    October 11th, 2014 - 10:12pm

    1. Kill the moon 9/10 (excellent)
    2. Listen 9/10 (excellent)
    3. Deep Breath 8/10 (great)
    4. Into the Dalek 8/10 (great)
    5. The Caretaker 7/10 (very good)
    6. Time Heist 6/10 (good)
    7. Mummy on the orient express 6/10 (good)
    8. Robot of Sherwood 5/10 (ok)

  • colin

    October 11th, 2014 - 10:11pm

    Best episode so far 10/10.
    Loved the jelly babies case and also ‘are you my mummy’ reference.
    Had noticed when he was speaking to himself in his cabin his voice sounded like the 4th doctor. Uncanny.
    Also nice to see the actress at the start who previously played miss hardaker in curse of fenric.

  • princebenjibella

    October 11th, 2014 - 10:09pm

    FINALLY.It has taken 8 episodes but THAT was Doctor Who.Capaldi became the Doctor tonight,gripping story,just the right amount of humour and suspense.l have been a harsh critic of this new season and honestly thought it was in trouble but if this standard can be maintained l will happily admit l was wrong.Note to Moffatt,more like this,less of everything you did before.

    • Stuart

      October 12th, 2014 - 1:15pm

      Agree. Capaldi finally became the doctor, in this magnificent episode. To me he channelled Hartnell, Troughton and Tom Baker – but into something more than all of them. If he can take this and build on it – he will become the best doctor of all time.

  • Prof Horner

    October 11th, 2014 - 10:07pm

    Best episode so far .I liked the early Pertwee look of the Doctors costume. I felt you really cared for the people who died in this episode.

  • Andrew

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:59pm

    Now that was a good episode. And it appears the voting seemed to think so as well. It’s the first one this series that I’ve given full marks to.

    Maybe I’m just getting use to his more coarse nature, but there was also a slight caring side that crept out.

  • Obsie

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:49pm

    Good to know they didn’t make Frank Skinner’s character overtly comic as they have done in the past with other comedians involved in the show.

  • Dalekparadigm2

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:48pm

    THE best episode of the series…no, the best since the reboot. Maybe the best ever but I haven’t watched all of the old ones yet. 10/10. THAT is what Doctor Who should be. Every week. Every episode. This scared the poop out of me. It will have scared the poop out of loads of kids. They thought they were safe but the behind of the sofa was just used again. Doctor Who has just returned. AMAZING!!!

    • Dalekparadigm2

      October 11th, 2014 - 9:52pm

      That said, would have liked a small missy section at the end maybe

  • the astronaut of death

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:41pm

    that’s my Halloween costume sorted out 🙂

    • Sid Rat

      October 11th, 2014 - 9:43pm

      a Frank Skinner outfit???

    • Dalekparadigm2

      October 11th, 2014 - 9:49pm


  • Anonymous

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:41pm

    Who’s back!
    Easily the best episode of the series, with my only complaint being the slow start, but the lat half hour made up for it twice over. My favourite thing about the episode has to be Gus, who for some reason remimded me of Portal’s GLaDOS. Good to see Clara being less centric ( not that I dislike her- but it is DOCTOR who) and for the story to both flow and make complete sense!

  • Gallifrey Will Rise Again

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:40pm

    I think an important question now is who or what is gus.

    • Andrew

      October 11th, 2014 - 9:56pm

      Is it Danny?

    • Gallifrey Will Rise Again

      October 11th, 2014 - 10:00pm

      That crossed my mind too. There’s definitely something brewing and it’s not going to end well.

    • the astronaut of death

      October 11th, 2014 - 10:03pm

      I thought it was smoothing made by missy

    • Gallifrey Will Rise Again

      October 11th, 2014 - 10:09pm

      Missy & danny could very well be connected. I think danny is definitely going to turn bad before the series reaches it’s conclusion.

  • biggestwhofanever

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:38pm

    Perkins was great!!!!!!! :mrgreen:

  • Sid Rat

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:37pm

    Now then, I must confess that this was my favourite episode of the series so far. I haven’t had very much positivity about series 8 to date, but for the first time this series, I have enjoyed an episode. Sadly I still don’t feel that Capaldi makes a great doctor (my opinion and I know others will agree and disagree (and I do like Peter Capaldi as an actor)), but I did enjoy this episode. It felt more ‘Dr-Who ish’ and I thought the cast were great. My other half concurs too, so at least I know its not just me.

  • Gallifrey Will Rise Again

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:37pm

    1. Deep Breath
    2. Mummy On The Orient Express
    3. Kill The Moon
    4. Listen
    5. Into The Dalek
    6. The Caretaker
    7. Robot Of Sherwood
    8. Time Heist

  • biggestwhofanever

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:36pm

    Oh my god! Favourite episode!!!! I love the jelly babies pouch! 😀 that was fantastic! Really want to know who set them up!

    • Sid Rat

      October 11th, 2014 - 9:37pm

      Liked the jelly babies too!!

    • Dalekparadigm2

      October 11th, 2014 - 9:53pm

      They just started a new craze for whovians

  • the astronaut of death

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:35pm

    my favourite episode of the series thinking about it

  • Michael

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:35pm

    I thought it was a wonderful episode and Capaldi and co were excellent.

  • the astronaut of death

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:34pm

    I am pretty sure Gus was made by missy

    • Sid Rat

      October 11th, 2014 - 9:44pm

      That’s what we think too.

  • Dalek Supreme

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:34pm

    Oh wow, you guys done did good.
    Genuinely, I’m impressed with this one!The best since Hide or Nightmare in Silver. Surprisingly clever, with a pretty decent twist, but a little rushed at the end with that. The Foretold looked pretty great too, a great use of practical effects.
    Doesn’t quite make it to the ‘Favourites of all time evar’ list, but it is an honourable mention.
    9/10. Next week looks…well. You know the heart attack stupidity from The Power of Three? Yeah, that, but with trippy CGI effects.

  • Doctor Stu

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:31pm

    Loved it so much but a few questions:

    1) what exactly was the mummy?

    2) why was it killing people


    Perkins started the clock after the mummy had already chosen the doctor as kts victim so the doctor got more than 66 seconds before he was going to die

    But overall I loved it

    • Dalekparadigm2

      October 11th, 2014 - 9:39pm

      The Mummy (Foretold) was a soldier from some war. It was killing people because it thought the war was still on – no one told it the war had ended. Lastly, The woman who’s mum/nan died had her emotion taken from her and the doctor put it into himself. That gave him a few extra seconds to prep himself.

    • Doctor Stu

      October 11th, 2014 - 10:02pm

      Thank you

  • Jake

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:31pm

    Fantastic episode…this should be the standards they make all of the episodes to!
    1. Kill The Moon
    2. Mummy on the Orient Express
    3. Time Heist
    4. Robot of Sherwood
    5. The Caretaker
    6. Listen
    7. Deep Breath
    8. Into The Dalek

  • the astronaut of death

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:31pm

    I really liked this episode I thought the story was good the monster was good I loved it

    and I loved when the mummy walked through the doctor

    next times looks great

    what did you think booboo?

    • booboo

      October 11th, 2014 - 9:33pm

      loved that

      Capaldi played that so Peter Cushing in parts

    • Obsie

      October 11th, 2014 - 9:47pm

      Would that then make him the first actor to incorporate all versions of The Doctor, in a way?

  • Gallifrey Will Rise Again

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:30pm

    Absolutely epic, best monster this series so far for me. Loved the are you my mummy reference, and the jelly babies inside the cigar box. Frank skinner was brilliant as perkins too.

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:30pm

    Very good. Bit slow at the start and a bit rushed at the end, but still very good. 🙂

  • StetsonDoctor

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:28pm

    Not exactly what I was expecting, but nevertheless utterly brilliant!


    October 11th, 2014 - 9:27pm

    overall quite liked it, but two gripes.
    a theme with some of these episodes (the caretaker) was that the beginning was too slow, and the ending and conclusion of the mummy’s past was way to rushed, i didn’t get half of it.
    i wasn’t too happy about how it went with clara.
    i don’t think she should’ve been in this one, and been thinking about stopping, which would slowly change in the next episode.
    her deciding to continue within a split second defeated the point of the argument in kill the moon and her feeling throughout the episode.

    there were great supports in this episode, and the setting was amazing

  • the eternal doctor

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:26pm

    liked the episode not my faviroute but good

  • Rikki Krystal

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:25pm

    Well after watching for over 50 years,that was a classic,awesome,up there with city of death,horror of fang rock,terror of the zygons,evil of the daleks,etc.
    Fantasic,loved it.

    • paddy

      October 13th, 2014 - 2:19pm

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

  • The Silent Silent

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:24pm

    Very Good Episode.


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