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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.


  • dalek eternal

    May 5th, 2013 - 1:46pm

    thank you

  • Anonymous

    May 5th, 2013 - 1:38pm

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

  • CG

    May 5th, 2013 - 1:31pm

    Kelsy was def annoying.

  • CG

    May 5th, 2013 - 1:24pm

    I think the Doctor got a bit “excited” when Jenny stripped and started fighting judging by the sound effects and his sonic.

  • handbot10

    May 5th, 2013 - 1:18pm

    has to be my second favourite so far!

    cold war – 1st
    the crimson horror – 2nd
    journey to the centre of the tardis – 3rd

    these are my top 3 favourites.
    nightmare in silver looks promising.

    another excellent job by mark gatiss. I hope we see more eps written by him. cant wait till he returns in sherlok aswell!

  • CG

    May 5th, 2013 - 1:11pm

    Just got the Tom-Tom thing! Ha ha!

  • 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

  • booboo

    May 5th, 2013 - 11:30am

    best of the series so far for me


    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).

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 🙂

  • 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 🙁

  • 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!

  • Anonymous

    May 5th, 2013 - 8:02am

    The parallel earth cybermen were in the trailer.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.


    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.


    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 !! 😀

  • The Silence

    May 4th, 2013 - 9:25pm

    The Kandyman could be a giant jelly baby.

  • 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…)

  • 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 😀

  • BadgerCo

    May 4th, 2013 - 8:43pm

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

  • 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?”

  • 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

  • matparks08

    May 4th, 2013 - 8:22pm

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

  • 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 😉

  • 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 - 8:16pm

    And 796th episode overall!

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