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October 11th, 2014 120 comments

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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  • the astronaut of death

    October 12th, 2014 - 4:32pm

    Perkins was great

    • 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?

  • Kevin

    October 12th, 2014 - 4:30pm

    For me one of the best so far & looking at the “coming soon” for next week looks even better. Also I am still amazed & shocked at all the negative comments with Clara!!! I just hope all the leaving/dying rumours are just that… Rumours
    So you all, get a life & enjoy it for what it is, & remember, we could be living in the 90’s with no Doctor Who!!!!!

    • 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.

  • rt

    October 12th, 2014 - 3:51pm

    “Are you my Mummy?”
    I thought it was great until we find out that Clara is going to stay!!
    Loved the Jelly Babies in the cigarette case!!

    • Ian

      October 12th, 2014 - 4:26pm

      Agree completely about Clara.

      What a bummer. Just when we thought she was got rid!!

    • the astronaut of death

      October 12th, 2014 - 4:33pm

      it was pretty obvious she was coming back

    • DM

      October 14th, 2014 - 12:32am

      Did you catch that Torchwood reference too???

  • The Flying Shark

    October 12th, 2014 - 3:28pm

    I thought the episode was great, but again, there was no point having Danny in it really, and Foxes could have been given more to do as well.

    • 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

    • 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

  • Hello rusty

    October 12th, 2014 - 2:01pm

    So far really enjoying Jamie Mathison ‘s episodes mummy on he orient express was fantastic defiantly my fave story of series 8


    October 12th, 2014 - 1:43pm

    Slightly formulaic and still lacking depth. The problem is we need to go back to cliffhangers and ideally the 2 parters to engage in the characters more,but it felt like more of a traditional old school story and I enjoyed it more for that. The mummy was quite scary and its a shame perkins didn,t get to go on a few adventures with the doctor. I liked that character.

  • Harold Saxon

    October 12th, 2014 - 1:12pm

    I enjoyed it,very creepy,the orient express reminded me of the titanic from voyage of the damned!it was pretty good,loved what foxes sang in it too|!

  • anon

    October 12th, 2014 - 12:58pm

    I loved it too can’t wait to own series eight this one is favourite along with Time Heist Clara can go off with Danny soon I hope. I’d love some Doctor alone episodes now that would be awesome.

  • doctor no more

    October 12th, 2014 - 12:46pm

    this time a great monster but sadly a poorly executed script,could of been a episode to watch over and over again but as this is in my opinion the worst series since the revamp,cant take to this doctor,cant understand what hes on about most of the time.i keep watching hoping to like it but its getting no where,claras the only thing keeping it together and whats happenend to the music of the doctor.bring back david morrisey,he would be brilliant.regeneration soon please.

  • Anonymous

    October 12th, 2014 - 12:36pm

    The poll results look much less spread than previous episodes, which is a tremendous positive…

  • Ian

    October 12th, 2014 - 12:22pm

    The story wasn’t really that great but I thought the best bits were the homages to past Doctors. The conversation Capaldi had with himself where the second voice sounding uncannily like Tom Baker and his dress style evoking memories of William Hartnell (nice)

  • Nigel M

    October 12th, 2014 - 12:08pm

    A thoroughly enjoyable episode which was spoiled somewhat by a rushed resolution to the situation. I’d have liked a little more explanation and hope the identity of “Gus” will be revealed at some point. I personally thought it might be Frank Skinner as he seemed out-of-place amongst all those scientists.

    One more thing. The Doctor said “Gus” had tried to entice him onto the train before. Any connection to the phone conversation Matt Smith had with someone at the end of “The Big Bang” ?

    • starshipalaska

      October 12th, 2014 - 12:59pm

      Yes, I think that was what was being implied.

    • The Doctor Wolf

      October 12th, 2014 - 4:22pm

      He clearly said “free tickets, phone calls from royalty” etc
      so it is a definate connection

  • brian

    October 12th, 2014 - 11:54am

    Not great but definitely the best so far this year. I’m still not convinced enough to buy the Blu so the rest of the series will have to be exceptional if I am to get it. It’ll be the first time I haven’t bought the new series since it’s return in 2005.

  • dalekdave

    October 12th, 2014 - 11:39am

    I did not bother to watch last weeks episode, but I watched this one and I was really enjoying it hoping Clara was going to leave for good, but it was completely ruined at the end when she decided to stay. This is not meant as a criticism against Jenna Colemam just the character does not fit in well in the program either this series or the last one


    October 12th, 2014 - 10:01am

    Clara, she really came into her own in KTM, and I think people don’t get that having Matt then Peter is a lot for one person to get used to, and deal with on their own. Especially after the Doctor ditched her in Deep Breath, Kill the Moon and mucked up her life a bit in The Caretaker. The companion is our link to the show, and that she has expressed our shock and anger works for me.

    I feel Clara has more essence and character now, and when I look back on series seven, she was just this normal girl who had a special quality. The Doctor always used to say she was feisty, but I never saw it, but in DB and KLT I did, so I think she is going well.
    But, she should not have been in this episode, and that should’ve been important for her character building as she making her own decisions. It just could’ve been a lot better.
    When Clara stepped out of the TARDIS I was like… oh.

  • The Surgeon

    October 12th, 2014 - 8:33am

    This episode could have been brilliant, but for me the reason it wasn’t was because I stopped watching five minutes before the end. I knew what was coming next. Clara opens her mouth. Clara speaks. I hate these scenes at the end of Deep Breath, Listen, The Caretaker and Kill the Moon so much I turned over, but changed back just in time for the Flatline trailer (Which looks terrifying, but guess who’s the hero?)

    Clara Out

  • CJ

    October 12th, 2014 - 8:07am

    It was a brilliant episode and I enjoyed it!


    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.

    • the Silence

      October 12th, 2014 - 7:11am

      I agree

  • 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…

    • The Surgeon

      October 12th, 2014 - 8:30am

      You sir, are a genius. That is exactly what I have been trying to say since Deep Breath.

    • TheEyebrows

      October 12th, 2014 - 8:44am

      So you prefer companions when they have no personality, have no effect on other characters and are simply a plot point?

    • Sid Rat

      October 12th, 2014 - 9:36am

      Throughout the series, whilst some of Clara’s scripts and plotlines haven’t been great, there have been times, especially early on in series 8 where Jenna Coleman’s acting and Clara’s character have been the saving grace of episodes. I don’t particularly like the way her character has been portayed in the last 3 episodes, but the solution is in the script writing; Clara is a great companion when not undone by the script.

    • 66

      October 12th, 2014 - 9:00pm

      yes Clara is the worst companion in modern day Dr Who, I just cannot take to her as a companion in series 7 or 8

    • stephen m

      October 13th, 2014 - 9:56am

      wasn’t the sudden change of heart a reference to the addiction question – you don’t know if you are adicted until you try to quit – Clara tried and couldn’t.

    • 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

    • 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…

  • 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 - 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..

    • 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

  • The Figure Adventurer

    October 11th, 2014 - 10:52pm

    I absolutely loved it!!!


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