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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.



  • The Supreme Dalek

    April 14th, 2013 - 7:02pm

    In my opinion, the only word I can use to describe “Cold War” is BRILLIANT. I had never seen an episode with the Ice Warrior before, and I thought Skaldak was awesome and at some moments freaky, like when his hands came down from the ceiling.
    I also loved the theme of the episode; it was in a submarine! The episode has made me more interested in them now. Anyway, the only thing I was dissapointed in was that I thought Clara would get lost/trapped in the submarine and The Doctor trying to find her, but oh well, the episode was still fantastic! πŸ˜€ 10/10

  • Geronimo2605

    April 14th, 2013 - 6:11pm

    Ice Warriors!!!!

  • Joseph Kerr

    April 14th, 2013 - 5:13pm

    Well, at least we can all agree that this was a better episode than Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.

    But personally, I think they ruined it when they revealed the actual Martian creature…


    April 14th, 2013 - 5:03pm

    also, when the spaceship came all the humans didn’t marvel much over it, and they didn’t even watch to see it fly away! also, the crew could still have russian accents, and the doctor can call the TARDIS via the sonic.

  • 47

    April 14th, 2013 - 4:31pm

    Western music had already started to penetrate Eastern Europe in the early 80’s. Therefore, during 1984, Iron Maiden began to play “Behind The Iron Curtain” through the Eastern Bloc, at the Height of the Cold War. Playing in, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Hungary, becoming the first major Western band to do so.

  • McGann is the Doctor

    April 14th, 2013 - 3:27pm

    Those arms were creepy at first, but they got overused.

    Okay Gatiss, it was scary the first time, you were pushing it the 2nd time, now it just looks silly.

    But the bare Ice Warrior face, I thought , was creepy.

    However, atleast the hands looked alien, they were long and only had two fingers, they don’t look like gloves, you know ? πŸ˜‰

  • McGann is the Doctor

    April 14th, 2013 - 3:24pm

    I’m scared that 2014 will be another 2012, it will feel empty and pointless, like “Where do we go after that AMAZING last chapter ?” They will have to take Matt’s Doctor in a radical new direction, don’t try to out-perform the previous chapter, just try something different, maybe something slower ❓

  • McGann is the Doctor

    April 14th, 2013 - 3:23pm

    I thought the CG face looked great, how lame would it have been to just see those cheap prosphetic hands that everyone says are so “Delightfully fake like classic Doctor Who”

    I resent that statement, classic who may have looked foney at times but they ALWAYS tried to be as convincing and wierd as possible, 21st century who should never try to be fake on purpose ❗

  • McGann is the Doctor

    April 14th, 2013 - 3:21pm

    I agree, the start was even more rushed than Dinosaurs on a spaceship. You have the Doctor yelling, the russians yelling, clara yelling, and camera shaking, a barbie doll, water gushing in all over the place.etc

    I said to my dad “I can’t get a word out of this.” Infact, all I could make out was “Viva Las Vegas !”

  • McGann is the Doctor

    April 14th, 2013 - 3:19pm

    That does beg the question, would Russian sumariners of the cold war had access to western music ? I find that a tad unbelievable, never mind that we have a monster who is/isn’t a cyborg.


    April 14th, 2013 - 3:19pm

    this one was ok but the thing that gave it a downer for me was when Skaldak cam out of his shell I thought his arms were last miniut low budget and realy chesy I mean they just looked rubish

  • dalek eternal

    April 14th, 2013 - 2:33pm

    loved this episode it was fantastic but has anyone noticed that theres been two episodes in a row involving songs i wonder if its linked to river song

  • No.1 fan

    April 14th, 2013 - 2:30pm

    Maybe I should look back on every episode with Clara (oswin) Oswald in it in search of a play on words

  • 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.

  • Anonymous

    April 14th, 2013 - 2:21pm

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

  • Anonymous

    April 14th, 2013 - 2:20pm

    Too true, too true.

  • Anonymous

    April 14th, 2013 - 2:17pm

    Or maybe he’s just got a new screwdriver.

  • Anonymous

    April 14th, 2013 - 2:16pm

    They would find out. then they would let someone know, and they would come to help- that would mean they could be more prepared

  • Anonymous

    April 14th, 2013 - 2:14pm

    Hang on, who are you talking about? The ice warrior or the Russians?

  • Anonymous

    April 14th, 2013 - 2:11pm

    But remember in the impossible planet the writing on the wall wasn’t translated because it was too ancient. Or, possibly the tardis doesn’t like Clara because she’s not possible. It doesn’t know which Clara she is. Maybe.

  • Anonymous

    April 14th, 2013 - 2:07pm

    I agree.
    The arms should’ve been the only part of its body that it visible when it takes off its armour. Also, as 3) you should add that the ending was similar to that of the power of three: he has a long conversation with this creature and then the rest is piece of cake. It would be an improvement if the ice warrior dies but the doctor finds out that he is still alive once he leaves the sub- or something like that.

  • Anonymous

    April 14th, 2013 - 2:01pm

    Well it was all right… I’m sure that the next one’s going to be better, though
    : )

  • Anonymous

    April 14th, 2013 - 1:45pm

    And he’s listening to music at the beginning

  • Anonymous

    April 14th, 2013 - 1:42pm

    Yeah. The doctor is connected to the tardis- river, also, as she is a child of the tardis

  • Anonymous

    April 14th, 2013 - 1:41pm

    Yeah. Suddenly the doctor and Clara appear and help them as they sink just in time. I mean, how did they even know?

  • Anonymous

    April 14th, 2013 - 1:39pm

    It was really good. Though I don’t think that it was a good idea to slip in an easily- solved ending – surely if you came across an ice warrior with a growing greed for revenge reasoning with it wouldn’t help?

  • Anonymous

    April 14th, 2013 - 1:35pm

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

  • 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?

  • bow ties are cool xxx

    April 14th, 2013 - 12:58pm

    stick of celery
    every 1 who watched that episode knows that

  • bow ties are cool xxx

    April 14th, 2013 - 12:50pm

    i thought the start of this episode just moved 2 fast i had to watch it 2 times to c if i missed some-thing at the start(if that makes sense) but who agress with me about the start xx πŸ˜‰

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