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8.8 - Mummy on the Orient Express

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Reviewed By: TheBigChurroReview Date: 10/16/16 12:55 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Great story, a nice one-off story for the 12th Doctor, also allows new writer Jamie Mathieson some great range on his ability to come with new concepts and ideas for the show.
Capaldi is excellent, showcasing new sides to his Doctor with the whole being heartless thing, and the beginning of the Clara becoming the Doctor story arc, a definite highlight of series 8 and a good episode to watch every now and again :)

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Reviewed By: TakeTheType40Review Date: 12/27/15 2:16 pm
1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Stunning episode, that up until today I would have rated 10/10. But I realized that it isn't *quite* a classic.
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Reviewed By: AlfredReview Date: 10/13/15 6:14 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The mummy is a one off which is a nice change from recurring villains and monsters. GUS the computer is worth another outing. The Agatha Christie back drop works. Capaldi and Coleman hit the highs in their acting. Supporting cast are excellent. The resolution of the plot is slightly tame but it works within the context of the story.

Good story, one of the best for the series.
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Reviewed By: WreosirReview Date: 9/5/15 1:08 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This is the cracker we've been waiting for this season.

DOWNS
The use of a countdown isn't the most original, but it;s explanation kind of makes up for it.
The title (not Mathieson's fault - Moffat had told him to make a story with this title. Seriously, Steve?)

UPS
The acting was spot-on by everyone, brilliant dynamics and growth throughout the story.
The characters are above average, but not the masterpieces they're often made out to be.
The Doctor's talk with the mummy at the end gave me goosebumps when the said those final two words to cap off everything he just revealed about the Mummy.
I feel like the Doctor's character has been fully fleshed out in this story - manipulative, brutally honest, dark, but never lightless. Brilliant!
Now, best for last - the SCRIPT. Holy goodness. What a great story, presented in a way that's episodic, every time the Mummy disappears you want to know what happens to the next person. It's an effective use of the completion principle.

All in all, a suspenseful tale with every second used wisely, always making the viewer want to see what happens next. More from Mathieson!