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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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  • CJ

    October 12th, 2014 - 8:07am

    It was a brilliant episode and I enjoyed it!

  • the Silence

    October 12th, 2014 - 7:11am

    I agree


    October 12th, 2014 - 7:00am

    Not a very good episode in my view, and I thought it was not ment to have Clara, since she was not featured in the trailer for it.

    Frank Skinner and that Foxes girl was a waste of time. He barely did anything, and all she did was sing a bit of ‘Don’t stop me know’ by Queen and that was that.

    Plus there felt to be a bit of a Red Dwarf moment when it seems the Mummy had something inside itself that might as well have been Rimmers Light Bee that projects him.

  • chooky

    October 12th, 2014 - 6:06am

    I think that the reason why this episode was so amazing was not only because it was, but because it did something we hadn’t seen before. Unlike some of the most recent episodes that feel like they were just old episodes revamped.

  • anthem68

    October 12th, 2014 - 4:57am

    Less Clara = better episode? Yes. I was really hoping she was going to leave at the end. The sudden change of heart came out of nowhere. It was poorly executed. I’m finding her to be very unsettling. Ever since the first episode of Series 8. I quite liked her in Series 7. We got a glimpse of what 12 will be like without her tonight, and it was glorious! Could Clara Series 8 be the worst companion in modern-day Dr. Who? I think PC could easily carry it alone. Imagine that: a Doctor travelling without a companion…

  • JJ

    October 12th, 2014 - 3:37am

    It was okay-ish actually. Would say it’s one of the best of this series, that I’m not really a fan of.

    Now I’m going a little off topic here, if you don’t mind. Fans who don’t want to know anything about future episodes, then please look away now. I’m going to talk about someone who has confirmed to be cast in the Christmas Special.

    Basically, Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street, Strictly Come Dancing, Death In Paradise) is a brilliant actress. One of my favourite in fact, which is why I am doing this. She probably appears in the christmas special as a different character, but I want the actress to appear in Series 9 as the next companion.

    For those of you who do agree with me, may I ask that we all gather to get this trending on Twitter. Just use the @ logo and then bbcdoctorwho, then @ logo nataliegumede, then #doctorwho #series9companion #nat4who and whatever else you want. Thanks and let’s do this fellow whovians and lets get this trending and lets get Natalie to The Tardis!!!!

  • Exterminator

    October 12th, 2014 - 1:08am

    Now that was a fantastic Dr Who episode. Scary monster, people dying, mystery and suspense. It helped having a later time slot this week.

    Peter Capaldi was wonderful here, the scenes with just him and Clara were great, I loved the bit where they were looking out the window at the black hole.

    The use of humour was just right too, I loved the jelly babies and the “are you my mummy?” Even better was the monster putting his hand through the Dr’s eyeball!

    I loved it. 🙂

  • Last Goth Standing

    October 12th, 2014 - 12:57am

    I have no doubt I am paraphrasing someone when I say…. It was fantastic, for it was borne of fantasy, it was terrific, for it begat terror and it was awesome because it filled the with awe…. If I am not paraphrasing anyone I am claiming the quote… The Doctor, Capaldi’s Doctor, is a rock; and because he is a rock he is cold and hard; he isn’t human and, therefore, doesn’t always retain humanity. Mummy On The Orient Express was excellent… I was fantastic, terrifying and awesome and, in many respects, reminded me of The Talons Of Wen Chiang, the Tom Baker classic whodunit. It was brilliantly written and executed with grim genius. This is the perfect Doctor Who formula. Don’t scare children; children are scared by everything or by nothing. Scare the adults, they know what fear is… And we love it. Oh, yes, we love fear and exhilaration… We crave this because we don’t grow up, we grow old. Fear, fear that can’t touch us reminds that we are still children. Excellent work.

  • AlphaOmega

    October 12th, 2014 - 12:18am

    I loved it- best adventure so far!

  • dan23uk

    October 12th, 2014 - 12:18am

    U can Watch the full song on “Foxes – Don’t Stop Me Now (Dr Who Performance)” on YouTube

  • dan23uk

    October 12th, 2014 - 12:14am

    Deffo like it.

  • Anonymous

    October 11th, 2014 - 11:52pm

    Just superb. …I didnt want it to end

  • The Doctor Wolf

    October 11th, 2014 - 11:43pm

    Simply fantastic ep!
    The plot, monster, DOCTOR focus, guest stars and acting were ALL brilliant!!!
    Not to mention Capaldi being amazing as ever!

    BTW has anyone else seen the Foxes ‘music video’ on the BBC’s YouTube channel?
    It contains footage from upcoming eps!

  • TheExtremeBlueTARDIS

    October 11th, 2014 - 11:00pm

    So therefore, my Series 8 ranking is:

    1. Mummy On The Orient Express 10/10
    2. Listen 9.8/10
    3. Kill The Moon 9.5/10
    4. Deep Breath 9/10
    5. Time Heist 8.9/10
    6. Into The Dalek 8.3/10
    7. The Caretaker 7.9/10
    8. Robot of Sherwood 7.5/10

    Sorry for the rather exact ratings xD

  • TheExtremeBlueTARDIS

    October 11th, 2014 - 10:58pm

    OMG, I absolutely loved this episode!
    The Foretold was horrifyingly stunning, while the actual plot brought shivers down my spine. Despite my liking for Clara, I am glad the episode focused more on the Doctor saving the day. All I can say is that this is one of my all time favourites. 10/10

    Meanwhile, I was getting excited for Flatline but the trailer looked rather average..

  • The Figure Adventurer

    October 11th, 2014 - 10:52pm

    I absolutely loved it!!!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • the astronaut of death

    October 11th, 2014 - 10:03pm

    I thought it was smoothing made by missy

  • Doctor Stu

    October 11th, 2014 - 10:02pm

    Thank you

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Andrew

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:56pm

    Is it Danny?

  • Dalekparadigm2

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:53pm

    They just started a new craze for whovians

  • Dalekparadigm2

    October 11th, 2014 - 9:52pm

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

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