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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

  • Captain Jack

    May 8th, 2013 - 9:59am

    NO, NO, NOOOOO
    Don’t bring kids into the TARDIS. This will kill the series. If I want to see that I’ll watch The Sara Janes Adventures.

    Crimson Horror, a really good episode.
    Odd series with every second episode being really good and then some really bad ones like “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS” which must be one of the worst ones ever.
    This series has brought us some of the best episodes ever as “The Snowmen”, “Hide” and “The Crimson Horror” but the next one ought to be awful with the kids getting on the journey.

    And Clara… She must be the best companion ever. So clever and beautiful, I love her to bits(Sorry Rose). Outsmarts the Doctor (who needs a replacement soon, Please find an actor with David Tennants talent)

  • Dalek The Supreme

    May 8th, 2013 - 4:11am

    I thought Victory of the Daleks was great. Also, there was an Optimus Prime in George’s bedroom in Night Terrors.

  • lepter

    May 7th, 2013 - 10:45pm

    donna was the best. depth of character, funny, good actress too.

  • lepter

    May 7th, 2013 - 10:43pm

    not really. It may be a photo from something they havent done yet. Time machine…remember.

  • FanOfDrWho11

    May 7th, 2013 - 9:54pm

    G1 GALVATRON? What are you doing in Doctor Who?
    I guess thats as close as it is ever going to get to my 8-year-old self’s dream of a Dr Who/Transformers crossover, but I’m satisfied by that cameo appearance of the Decepticon leader.
    As always, Mark Gatiss has created a true masterpiece of a Dr Who episode (not sure if I’m counting VOTD in that)and another great addition to a great series (if I can forget about Rings of Akhaten!).
    Can’t wait until the next episode! New Cybermen look so cool!

  • random user

    May 7th, 2013 - 9:00pm

    after watching this i think there should be a spin-off with strax, vastra, and jenny

  • thetardisisstronginthisone

    May 7th, 2013 - 6:27pm

    omg when strax went no to vastra after she said hae u been eating those sweets and when he had to wait on the horse strax quote ‘im going to play with my grenades’ oml so funny

  • THE ERGON

    May 7th, 2013 - 10:31am

    Best episode of the second half of this series, but easily mark gatiss’ best after the unquiet dead. I wish all the episodes had this sort of consistency. One question though- Does the doctor bitch about his former companions to current companions or did he really think that much of tegan he starts using his catchphrase ‘brave heart’ to clara. Can,t think much of tegan.

  • THE ERGON

    May 7th, 2013 - 10:22am

    The thing that put put me off the cbus industries cybermen was that hydraulic clumping noise everytime they moved.

  • MaxP

    May 7th, 2013 - 1:11am

    In their own spin off! Hell yeah!

  • MaxP

    May 7th, 2013 - 1:09am

    Clara is the best companion the show’s had in a long while. Best since Donna, or Martha even IMO. Better than Amelia and Rose, that’s for sure.

  • lepter

    May 6th, 2013 - 11:50pm

    good point….cybus were not alien like mondasian cybermen. They are not part of classic dr who, they are human new who monsters. They have little history, they are new.

  • JJ

    May 6th, 2013 - 12:09pm

    Good apart from when the alien was on her, that was just so weird and wrong.

  • 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!

  • Radburn

    May 6th, 2013 - 10:40am

    Children blackmail Clara for a spin in the Tardis?

    Time to get out the Torchwood pills methinks!

  • TheDoctorGallifrey

    May 6th, 2013 - 9:18am

    If you think about it it was a bit weird how one of the crew was carrying a camera with them! And shouldn’t Clara be a cit more shocked when she saw her Victorian counterpart? Anyhow, it was a great episode, the characters were amazing, I felt so much sympathy for ada, and the plot was fantastic! I squirmed a bit when Ada smashed Mr. Sweet, I was surprised to see that the ‘monster’ was the Doctor, and I fell on the floor laughing when that man fainted the third time when the TARDIS dematerialised! I give it a 9/10

  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    May 6th, 2013 - 8:33am

    Like ‘Victory of the Daleks’, the 2006 design is giving way to a new modern take on the Cybermen for a 2nd time in the history of the new series, cos the 2006 one is now regarded as being no longer scary, and many of us are finding them to be boring with the stomping around and saying “Delete” all the time, which was fun at first back in 2006, but has become boring over time.

    Plus the fact the Cybus logo got replaced on them in ‘The Wedding of River Song’ may have caused some confusion as to wither they are still the Cybus ones with a new seal on their chests or if they are our Mondasian Cybermen, which I’d rather regard that they are not as the parallel Cybermen are primitive compared to those of our universe.

  • MaxP

    May 6th, 2013 - 6:18am

    I love the idea of Strax and Vastra, and I know this is episode was all supposed to be in a humourous spirit, but Strax was just so utterly painful to watch due to his stupid jokes, it was just cringe worthy. And I can’t help feeling embarrassed to be a fan with this sort of silliness. Ad

  • Big D

    May 5th, 2013 - 10:08pm

    Get rid of the kids. Next thing we know it’ll be on the cbbc rather than bbc 1. I realise its a family show but that doesnt mean we have to pander to them. Doctor Who has never panded to kids, respected yes, but never panded. Also to have the kids blackmailing Clara means that they should be sacked off regardless. Ive said it before and I’ll say it again – I’m getting old!!

  • crumpetstick94

    May 5th, 2013 - 7:07pm

    whats going on with the cybermen in the next episode is somebody rescueing them because i like the cybus industry armour better…

  • 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.

  • TheDoctorGallifrey

    May 5th, 2013 - 4:05pm

    If you think about it it was a bit weird how one of the crew was carrying a camera with them! And shouldn’t Clara be a cit more shocked when she saw her Victorian counterpart? Anyhow, it was a great episode, the characters were amazing, I felt so much sympathy for ada, and the plot was fantastic! I squirmed a bit when Ada smashed Mr. Sweet, I was surprised to see that the ‘monster’ was the Doctor, and I fell on the floor laughing when that man fainted the third time when the TARDIS dematerialised! 9/10

  • TheDoctorGallifrey

    May 5th, 2013 - 3:54pm

    They should definitely get a spin off!

  • Anonymous

    May 5th, 2013 - 3:16pm

    Tegan was an Austrailian, not American.

    And what does everyone have angainst the Cybus Cybermen, there still Cybermen, they’re exactly the same, just from a different universe.

  • whofan4ever

    May 5th, 2013 - 2:53pm

    I enjoyed that, why are people hating? The whole idea of vastra and jenny just accepting that clara is alive, or being another her… also i heard about the teaser stuff that SFX released and i think that the kids realise that this “commander clara” is infact another clara and the kids realise when they ask her a personal question

  • fishfingers and custard

    May 5th, 2013 - 2:15pm

    omg the kids found out about clara and the doctor i think clara shoiuld say (oops!!!)
    dose any 1 else think kids in next weeks episode is a wee bit weird im not to sure about that 1

  • lepter

    May 5th, 2013 - 2:09pm

    Is it me or is clara getting abit smug?
    Liked it. Didnt get the point of the red dipping but will watch it again.

    Kids next week. Oh no….looking forward to cybermen….now not so excited. The episode was supposed to have been called the LAST CYBERMAN. Was hoping for a tenth planet version so close to the 50th but Its not..its a cybus. Damn.
    Liked the reference to tegan, winey american….. Brave heart clara.

    Sorry but I really DONT like the silurian red hand gang.
    Ruined 2 great dr who monsters. Watch SILURIANS, thats what they are supposed to look like. Not a sherlock holmes wanabee.

  • fishfingers and custard

    May 5th, 2013 - 1:58pm

    aww i no he is to funny
    (rotfl) lol lol lol

  • fishfingers and custard

    May 5th, 2013 - 1:56pm

    omg lol
    mad mental strax the sontaron running about with a gun shooting every-thing he can see
    aww to funny lol lol
    (rotfl):-)

  • dalek eternal

    May 5th, 2013 - 1:48pm

    deinately the best episode this serious the scenes with straxx are the best couldnt stop laughing

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