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April 14th, 2013 163 comments

What Did You Think of The Doctor Who Episode Cold War?

What Did You Think of Doctor Who – Cold War?

The Doctor and Clara land on a damaged Russian Submarine in 1983 as it spirals out of control into the ocean depths.

An alien creature is loose on board, having escaped from a block of Arctic ice. With tempers flaring and a cargo of nuclear weapons on board, it’s not just the crew but the whole of humanity at stake!

Now that the 3rd episode of series 7b has aired in the UK what did you think?, was it the best episode ever or just average.





163 comments

  • Obsie

    April 13th, 2013 - 7:26pm

    This was so much an improvement than last week.
    Brilliant! So much atmosphere,confinment and separated from the TARDIS (nice nod to the H.A.D.S from years ago). I liked the added dimension given to the new Ice Warrior, about time they came out of their shell (sorry about that one!). This time everything zipped along at a cracking pace, or “zapped” as Tegan would say. Congratulations to Mark Gatiss,more like this please!

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  • the astronaut of of death

    April 13th, 2013 - 7:25pm

    did any one notice any ssssssssssssssss,s

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    • bow ties are cool xxx

      April 13th, 2013 - 7:37pm

      what r u talking about ?????????????

    • the astronaut of of death

      April 13th, 2013 - 7:38pm

      the ice worriors make a hissing sound

  • The TARDIS

    April 13th, 2013 - 7:17pm

    After a slightly shaky start that did have me worried about where the episode was going, it did pick up speed and became the best episode of the series so far. I do have to question the use of the Ice Warrior though – as nice as it was to finally see the warriors of Mars battling the Doctor again, it could have been any old monster in that block of ice. Especially when they have entirely recreated everything about them such as the swinging head and the whole getting out of the armour… Anyway, a first rate story more than makes up for this, with some genuinely funny lines and great performances. Matt and Jenna continue to gel, and David Warner performed a wonderfully endearing grandfather figure. Some more new incidental music from Murray Gold would be nice, but at the end of the day, the only real problem that I can see is the rushed ending, which plagues almost every story this series.
    8.5/10

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    • The TARDIS

      April 13th, 2013 - 7:20pm

      Also, really disappointed we didn’t see the sonic weapon in action! If Gatiss gets his way though, we’ll be seeing more of the Ice Warriors, so there’s still a chance.

    • Esterath

      April 13th, 2013 - 7:23pm

      We did see the sonic weapon being used.

    • Anonymous

      April 14th, 2013 - 8:13am

      When? I missed it!

    • fan since 1963

      April 14th, 2013 - 10:08am

      i thought it was awful..exactly what was David Warners’s chartacter on about it singing pop songs..shots of Clara gawping… clunky dialogue and acting.. reminded me of the bad old days of Dr Who we’ll be back in a quarry again soon..i dont want to see a Ice Warrior again…

  • Moxx of Who

    April 13th, 2013 - 7:15pm

    Brilliant episode looking foward to next week.

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  • BadgerCo

    April 13th, 2013 - 7:13pm

    I didn’t like this episode at all, it moved way too fast at the beginning, it didn’t cut it for a Gatiss episode (we’re skipping the Daleks one) And then the ending was dreadful, what even happened? The Ice Warrior went back up onto it’s ship, and then that guy sang ‘Hungry Like The Wolf’ and it decided not to bomb Earth? What? And then they just went home?

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    • bow ties are cool xxx

      April 13th, 2013 - 7:22pm

      i kinda agree with u it wasnt that gr8 every one is making it out to be a gr8 ep but it wasnt that good

    • bow ties are cool xxx

      April 13th, 2013 - 7:35pm

      as i said i agree with u the begining was way to fast and the ending was just random and weird it wasnt gr8

  • handbot10

    April 13th, 2013 - 7:11pm

    this episode was amazing. i’m sssssssspech lesssssss. great to see the ice warrior out of its armour. i thought it would have something to do with the great intelligence (like an allience). but never mind. i always love it when mark gatiss writes. he’s a great actor aswell.

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  • bow ties are cool xxx

    April 13th, 2013 - 7:10pm

    i like the episode i would give it 8/10 i was good seeing it out of its armour it was kinda funny when this convosation happened

    clara: we were sinking
    the doctor: yep
    clara: what happened???
    the doctor: we sunk

    <3 lol= i was like 'no u dont say'
    but yeah the episode was gr8 xx :*

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  • The 14th Doctor

    April 13th, 2013 - 7:07pm

    That’s the only episode this year that I have felt satisfied after watching. It was amazing. Before now, I shuddered at the thought of Mark possibly becoming the showrunner, but now I’m convinced.

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  • Cyberman17

    April 13th, 2013 - 7:07pm

    That was fantastic!

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  • Bilal

    April 13th, 2013 - 7:06pm

    the rings of akhaten was awfall
    but cold war and average episode
    it could of been better
    hide does not look that good

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    • bow ties are cool xxx

      April 13th, 2013 - 7:17pm

      what r u talking about hide looks gr8 apart from that i totaly agree but hide looks good πŸ˜‰

  • matt982

    April 13th, 2013 - 7:05pm

    I think this must be the best ep of the series! Also now i know why they didn’t redesign them too much… Because they made the outside shell Ice warrior! (saw face) πŸ™‚

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  • pathdw98

    April 13th, 2013 - 7:01pm

    That was absolutely fantastic. Skaldak (not sure on spelling) was scary and David Warner was great. Best episode in series 7 so far.

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  • drjakeyoung

    April 13th, 2013 - 7:00pm

    anyone else notice the slight theme tweak at the end of the title sequence?

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    • the astronaut of of death

      April 13th, 2013 - 7:05pm

      yeah the music had a different ending

  • LEWIS

    April 13th, 2013 - 6:59pm

    not that I am complaining but hide looks way way better but this was still good

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  • TheDoctorWhoGeek

    April 13th, 2013 - 6:58pm

    It was just ‘Cold War’ – not ‘The Cold War’:) it was a very good episode:D

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  • MORLU

    April 13th, 2013 - 6:54pm

    Much better. Lets hope it keeps it up from here on out.

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  • Dalek Jake

    April 13th, 2013 - 6:53pm

    Brilliant. I’m so glad we had a happy ending and pleased the Ice Warrior wasn’t killed.

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    • LEWIS

      April 13th, 2013 - 6:57pm

      yeh me too

    • Anonymous

      April 14th, 2013 - 2:21pm

      Will he return??????????? I hope he does.

  • the astronaut of of death

    April 13th, 2013 - 6:53pm

    brilliant episode loved that we got to see an actual ice warrior and I liked how the ice warrior grabbed the victims head it was also a rather funny episode it was very good

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    • daryl

      April 13th, 2013 - 7:22pm

      Yes I like the actual Ice Warrior

  • Anonymous

    April 13th, 2013 - 6:52pm

    I loved this episode. It was an brillient reintrduction to the ice warriors. It was dark, tense with lovely continuaty nods and for once a death toll. I loved it

    10/10 Mark Gaties is clearly a better writer than Stevan Moffat πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  • GordonFreeman

    April 13th, 2013 - 6:52pm

    I was honestly quite dissapointed by the fact he took off his helmet. Mainly because he looked like something out of Monsters Inc.

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    • Anonymous

      April 14th, 2013 - 2:20pm

      Too true, too true.
      πŸ™‚

  • TheWhomobile

    April 13th, 2013 - 6:50pm

    Why are monster designs always too good to be true? Here we had the perfect design for a 21st century Ice Warrior, and they have to strip it of its armour. I really didn’t see the need. It also would have been better if they kept what was under the armour a mystery, like they had done right up until the end. Not happy.

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    • Dalekdino27

      April 13th, 2013 - 7:20pm

      I could not agree with you more.

  • Imaginethatnodoor

    April 13th, 2013 - 6:50pm

    Best story of season 7 yet probably one of te best of the smith era 9/10 from me. Well done mark

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  • Stan Stanmanson

    April 13th, 2013 - 6:49pm

    Really good. Definitely the best so far. And also, Ice warriors can speak Russian!

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  • Daniel_Young

    April 13th, 2013 - 6:49pm

    Favourite episode in the new series so far!

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  • Matt Smithy

    April 13th, 2013 - 6:49pm

    GREATEDY GREAT GREAT! FANTASTIC! Loved seeing it out of its armour, what a GREAT concept, no, FANTASTIC! As dalekdan said, no one expected that! would say best episode ever, but I’m waiting till the finale o tell πŸ˜€

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  • outnumbered

    April 13th, 2013 - 6:48pm

    its was good but the old man was so annoying

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    • Anonymous

      April 13th, 2013 - 6:50pm

      He was well funny!

    • outnumbered

      April 13th, 2013 - 6:57pm

      yes but if u were with a alien what was ripping people to shreds would u be singing

    • Anonymous

      April 13th, 2013 - 7:24pm

      Yes, to comfort yourself.

    • Anonymous

      April 14th, 2013 - 1:45pm

      And he’s listening to music at the beginning

  • Time to find out who you are?

    April 13th, 2013 - 6:48pm

    Wow what a great story!

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  • dalekdan12345

    April 13th, 2013 - 6:47pm

    no one expected the Armour did theyy πŸ˜‰

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    • Esterath

      April 13th, 2013 - 7:24pm

      Yes, I did.

    • Anonymous

      April 14th, 2013 - 1:35pm

      Has anyone seen super 8? This episode is a bit like it.

  • ZKiller

    April 13th, 2013 - 6:46pm

    4th Voter

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  • drjakeyoung

    April 13th, 2013 - 6:43pm

    the episodes just get better and better!

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    • Anonymous

      April 14th, 2013 - 9:14am

      Has anyone noticed that the doctor met clara three times: one in the past, one in the present and one in the future? πŸ™‚

    • Anonymous

      April 14th, 2013 - 11:37am

      Yes.

    • Anonymous

      April 14th, 2013 - 1:33pm

      Good. Because I think this must mean something; in doctor who, everything is there for a reason. Have any theories?

    • Anonymous

      April 14th, 2013 - 2:27pm

      Oh, and by the way where did her mum come from when she saved her dad? Why is there a song in every episode? Does this suggest the return of river song? But that can’t be possible if you look at her timeline.

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