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7.14 - The Name of the Doctor

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Reviewed By: TheBigChurroReview Date: 12/12/16 2:25 am
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

On first viewing back in 2013, I loved it. Mainly because of the fan references, old Doctors, old enemies being referenced. The Great Intelligence, Richard E. Grant is the great performance of the episode, however after re watching this again recently is that this story kinda comes out of no where, sure the Clara stuff fits, but re-introducing Trenzalore out of nowhere feels forced, as does River Song. It does act as a entertaining watch and a great prologue for Day of the Doctor, it just doesn't stand up that well in retrospect.
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Reviewed By: doctorwhomoffReview Date: 12/17/15 5:23 pm
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a great prologue for the 50th.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 5/6/15 12:01 am
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This was a solid story that is the highlight of the second half of Series 7. It brings together the entire "Impossible Girl" plot thread in a way that is stylish and entertaining, as we go to Trenzalore which is billed as the site of the Doctor's grave. While the story is interesting and intriguing, it fails to be as emotionally engaging as it could have been due to plot decisions that made Clara less important for who she is and more for what she is and represents.

What makes this story rise above its limitations is the whiff of nostalgia and the way it sets up, "The Day of the Doctor." It also wraps up River Song's story in a way that's quite touching and well-done. Overall, it's an enjoyable and essential episode of Doctor Who.