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May 4th, 2013 118 comments

What Did You Think of The Crimson Horror?

What Did You Think of The Crimson Horror?

There’s something very odd about Mrs Gillyflower’s Sweetville mill, with its perfectly clean streets and beautiful people.

There’s something even stranger about the bodies washing up in the river, all bright red and waxy. When the Doctor and Clara go missing, it’s up to Vastra, Jenny and Strax to rescue them before they too fall victim to the Crimson Horror!”

Now that the 6th episode of series 7b has aired in the UK what did you think?, was it the best episode ever or just average.








118 comments

  • matfav

    May 5th, 2013 - 12:06pm

    2 kids blackmailing clara to join the tardis, a parasite that looks cute. A half hear-ted episode that lacked,,, well everything whoish,
    Bring back russell t davies.

    Intelligence meter rates at 3 out of 10

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    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      May 5th, 2013 - 5:22pm

      i agree with bringing gatiss back, but that parasite? CUTE?! I couldn’t stand the thing.

  • KORSAIR

    May 5th, 2013 - 11:25am

    I enjoyed this episode,loved Jenny’s tip of the hat to Diana Rigg (the leather suit she wore when fighting,pure Emma Peel).

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    • booboo

      May 5th, 2013 - 11:30am

      best of the series so far for me

    • Anonymous

      May 5th, 2013 - 1:38pm

      I prefer journey, then this then bells, hide and snowmen.

  • outnumbered

    May 5th, 2013 - 11:02am

    one of the best matt smith eps

    the acting was great

    story was great

    steven moffat learn from these writers

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  • Clocky

    May 5th, 2013 - 10:09am

    Fab eppisode, Vastra, Jenny & Strax are sooooo much better than Rory & Amy, would love to see more of them.

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    • MaxP

      May 7th, 2013 - 1:11am

      In their own spin off! Hell yeah!

    • ZOEFROMGALLIFREY

      May 8th, 2013 - 10:54am

      no CLARA BEST AMY SECOND BEST JENNY STRAXX AND VASTRA THIRD

    • Anonymous

      May 8th, 2013 - 6:24pm

      Vastra and Jenny are ok (the lesbian thing is a bit wierd but i can go with it) Strax though is one of the worst characters ever in doctor who history.

      If you think their great you crearly havnt seen Elizabeth Sladens and Katy Mannings performace. Sarah Jane and Jo are the best comanions so far!

  • Mason Bingley

    May 5th, 2013 - 9:38am

    A town called Pontefract was mentioned in The Crimson Horror and i live right next door to it, if only they actually filmed there 🙂

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  • pathdw98

    May 5th, 2013 - 2:31am

    Best episode of the series so far. Well done Mark Gatiss. Mrs Gillyflower and Ava were brilliant characters.
    Agree with what others are saying, The Paternoster Gang really deserve there own spin off series.

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    • TheDoctorGallifrey

      May 5th, 2013 - 3:54pm

      They should definitely get a spin off!

    • ZOEFROMGALLIFREY

      May 8th, 2013 - 10:54am

      ITS ADA not ava

  • Dalek the Supreme

    May 5th, 2013 - 2:06am

    It was funny, but aside from Mrs. Gillyflower and Ada, who were great, the supporting cast did nothing for me. Also, the idea of the Doctor and Clara being already captured kind of spoiled the hope for an episode revolving around Strax, Jenny, and Vastra. The ending was absolutely hilarious, definately the best part! 6/10

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  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    May 4th, 2013 - 9:31pm

    Very much enjoyed the episode. Would have been nice if the TV announcer acknowledged that this is the 100th episode of the new series since 2005 for viewers who where probably unaware of it apart from us fan’s.

    Can’t believe Strax killed Misses Peel from the Avengers, damn that psychotic Potato Dwarf !! 🙁

    Shocking ending thou seeing those 2 kids discovering pictures of Clara in 1973, 1983 . . . . and the Victorian Clara !! 😀

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  • Team TARDIS

    May 4th, 2013 - 9:12pm

    Me and my brother loved this episode, everything in it was great! However the only thing that spoilt it was the preview of next weeks episode, we don’t like the addition of these new annoying children. I just think they’re trying to make Doctor Who appeal to all the ages by bringing in younger (unnecessary) characters. (fingers crossed they get deleted…)

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    • olletsoc

      May 4th, 2013 - 11:24pm

      If you are referring to the parallel Earth cybermen’s catchphrase ‘delete’ i doubt they will be deleted. Considering next weeks episode re-introduces the mondasian cybermen, but redesigned. They never had any of this ‘delete’ rubbish. It was ‘You will be destroyed!’ or they just simply killed without saying anything.

    • Anonymous

      May 5th, 2013 - 8:02am

      The parallel earth cybermen were in the trailer.

    • Matt Smithy

      May 5th, 2013 - 8:04am

      I think they are on-board so they have a reason to go to the fairground next episode, not to be full time companions or to appeal to children, how does no one see that? Obviously something will happen to them before the name of the doctor, or if not the doctor takes them back because it’s “too dangerous”. Plus the Doctor has his “no kids on the tardis” rule, so that will be interesting!

    • Team TARDIS

      May 6th, 2013 - 11:02am

      Oh yeah I guess that’s true, and fair enough to the Cybermen comment. We were just very frustrated as we felt it kind of killed our buzz after watching ‘The Crimson Horror’ and we’d been so looking forward to the Cybermens’ return but were afraid the attention might be taken away from the Cybermen!

  • matparks08

    May 4th, 2013 - 8:22pm

    Liked this episode a great deal, helped by some fabulous acting from all the cast. Did anyone else’s heart sink a bit when next weeks episode has annoying children travelling in the Tardis. Maybe they will be ‘deleted’ early on. I can hope 😉

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    • matparks08

      May 4th, 2013 - 8:22pm

      ps – I have two children of my own so i’m allowed to be annoyed by them 😉

    • eddy

      May 4th, 2013 - 8:25pm

      completely agree with you, found it has been becoming a little bit childish, and sarah jane adventures type, dont want them there, but i do like the look of the cybermen next time, and that little orange parasite made me a bit sick

    • BadgerCo

      May 4th, 2013 - 8:42pm

      There’s a reason for the Children, SFX have released some teasers for next episode and it says “A big secret is hiding in plain sight. One of the kids works it out. Can you?”

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      May 4th, 2013 - 9:35pm

      Guys, guys, guys !!!!!!! be grateful those 2 kids are not like that annoying Kelsy [or whatever her name was], the chave from the pilot episode of ‘The Sarah Jane Adventures’ who sald rubbish like “You are well shaming me” as if she thought she was seriously cool and important.

    • CG

      May 5th, 2013 - 1:31pm

      Kelsy was def annoying.

  • From Beneath The Bridge

    May 4th, 2013 - 8:12pm

    Absolutely worst episode ever!

    No! Heh! Heh! Just kidding! It was brilliant. The Paternoster Gang were great too. Jenny is hot. Fantastic episode, as seems to be the norm this series.

    No, I’m not really a trollish dork as I’m neither disgruntled with life nor do I hate myself. I love Doctor Who, it’s fantastic.

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  • drjakeyoung

    May 4th, 2013 - 7:57pm

    the 100th episode of new who!

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    • The Silence

      May 4th, 2013 - 8:16pm

      And 796th episode overall!

    • Matt Smithy

      May 5th, 2013 - 8:06am

      NOOOOOOO! They just needed ONE MORE EPISODE before the 50th to make the 50th special the 800th episode 🙁

  • Harold Saxon

    May 4th, 2013 - 7:55pm

    Faboulous episode from Gatiss,it was great vastra,Jenny & strax were so brilliant in it.

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  • pug in a kilt

    May 4th, 2013 - 7:50pm

    it was great!
    Mr Sweet
    ‘funny little thing’
    RIP

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  • Matt Smithy

    May 4th, 2013 - 7:48pm

    Loved this episode and its Sherlock Holmes feel. What this episode really showed was that a spin off with Vastra, Jenny and Strax would be a GREAT substitute for SJA! Anyone else agree?

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    • run you clever boy and remember

      May 4th, 2013 - 7:51pm

      yes, considering i thought the idea first

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      May 4th, 2013 - 7:52pm

      at first i was sceptical, but it could definitely work!

    • pug in a kilt

      May 4th, 2013 - 7:53pm

      oh yeah
      ‘the Paternoster Gang show!!!’

    • BadgerCo

      May 4th, 2013 - 8:43pm

      Maybe The paternoster Gang could be the new SJA, and River and Jack could be the new Torchwood!

    • Matt Smithy

      May 4th, 2013 - 8:58pm

      Run you clever boy and remember, depends what you mean by “first”. I see you commented before me, but I thought it would be a good idea about 10 mins into the episode 🙂 nah its ok mate, besides, loads of people have had the idea months before both of use 😀

    • Captain Jack

      May 8th, 2013 - 11:01am

      “The paternoster Gang as new SJA, and River and Jack could be the new Torchwood!”

      Love both ideas!!

    • ClassicSeriesSuperior

      May 8th, 2013 - 6:35pm

      Your Insane they are terrible characters! The worst in all of doctor who history along side:

      Rose Tyler, Amy Pond,Rory Williams & Adric!

      If you think these for are great fans, you clearly havnt seen the classic series and and you really havnt seen truly great companions!

  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    May 4th, 2013 - 7:39pm

    YES! YES GATISS YOU DID IT! Best of series 7 part 2, with in depth characters and well thought out story to make you squirm. i didn’t miss the doctor and the way the vastra, strax and jenny’s character’s developed was great. mrs gillyflower was a strong and fantastic villain, filled with pure evil. i wasn’t expect that to be the doctor, it was a great shock! ada was the soft touch in the story, to make the viewer feel a mix of sympathy for her, and hatred for gillyflower. well done! it was amazing!

    Also, happy birthday dale eternal!

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    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      May 4th, 2013 - 7:39pm

      sorry i mean dalek eternal!

    • dalek eternal

      May 5th, 2013 - 1:46pm

      thank you

  • Charlie

    May 4th, 2013 - 7:38pm

    Thought it was absolutely a brilliant episode, no doubt about it! The scenes with The Doctor and Clara were good because it emphasised what was going on before The Doctor was infected with The Crimson Horror 🙂 I’d give it a 10/10 definitely!!

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  • The Flying Shark

    May 4th, 2013 - 7:36pm

    I loved that, it was great! Next week’s looks epic!

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  • Anonymous

    May 4th, 2013 - 7:33pm

    the worst episode ever it was awfall

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  • Lol

    May 4th, 2013 - 7:31pm

    I liked the ending but the episode was abit stupid in places like the blind girl kept going to her mum knowing she had blinded her also they didn’t say much about Clara just saying no I didn’t seemed like there was no point

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  • Silence Will Still Fall

    May 4th, 2013 - 7:22pm

    Splendid episode.

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  • Anonymous

    May 4th, 2013 - 7:20pm

    Brillient episode I thought it was gold. Mark Gattist is a genius plus I can not wait for next weeks episode the cybermen are back :-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D

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  • Anonymous

    May 4th, 2013 - 7:20pm

    amazing!! i think they should do a spin off series with strax, madame vashtra and jenny
    in. there in the name of the doctor as well

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    • Anonymous

      May 4th, 2013 - 7:20pm

      im run you clever boy and remember as well

    • TheDoctorGallifrey

      May 4th, 2013 - 7:39pm

      I agree! It would be amazing! Strax is the clumsy one, Vastra is the quite-serious one, Jenny is the feisty one.. they should definitely make a spin-off! It should be called The Paternoster Row Gang or something, it would be brilliant! But I hope it won’t be horror like Torchwood.

    • The Silence

      May 4th, 2013 - 7:57pm

      A good name would be ‘The Lizard Woman, the Troll and the Parlour Maid’ which they used on the cover of the ‘Devil in the Smoke’ e-book.

  • the silent silent

    May 4th, 2013 - 7:19pm

    AMAZING!!! I LOVED IT. Liked the use of the word ‘gang’ one of the best episodes ever

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  • Scott the Vigil

    May 4th, 2013 - 7:19pm

    Wow! Best of the series in my opinion!

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  • Cymon Hodson

    May 4th, 2013 - 7:19pm

    Brilliant episode, best of the season so far

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  • ZKiller

    May 4th, 2013 - 7:17pm

    How did the kids get those photos ???

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    • Anonymous

      May 4th, 2013 - 7:21pm

      history books and pics at school

  • Stan Stanmanson

    May 4th, 2013 - 7:17pm

    Awesome 😀

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  • LEWIS

    May 4th, 2013 - 7:15pm

    that was awsome

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  • drjakeyoung

    May 4th, 2013 - 7:07pm

    Great episode! Didn’t think it was that doctor lite. Those scenes with the doctor are quite disturbing! I also thought Mr sweet was the kandy man at first!

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    • The Silence

      May 4th, 2013 - 7:36pm

      Me too. Did anyone else pick up on Tom Tom?

    • TheDoctorGallifrey

      May 4th, 2013 - 7:40pm

      Oh yeah! Thomas Thomas-Tom Tom-Navigator!

    • matparks08

      May 4th, 2013 - 8:20pm

      Kandyman back in new who would be amazing. I think he’d have to look a bit different though

    • The Silence

      May 4th, 2013 - 9:25pm

      The Kandyman could be a giant jelly baby.

    • CG

      May 5th, 2013 - 1:11pm

      Just got the Tom-Tom thing! Ha ha!

    • MaxP

      May 9th, 2013 - 12:01am

      explain what Tom Tom is please?

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