Eleventh: Cold War

cold war

Writer: Mark Gatiss

Director: Douglas McKinnon

Producer: Marcus Wilson

Companion: Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman)

Series: 7, ep 8

Summary: The Doctor and Clara arrive on a Russian submarine in the 80’s. They discover that the submarine has been boarded by Ice Warriors.

Review: I’ve heard people complain that “Day of the Doctor” wasn’t “nostalgic enough”. I actually think the entire series 7 was supposed to celebrate the 50th anniversary. “Asylum of the Daleks” brought back several classic Daleks. “The Power of Three” re-introduced UNIT and felt like a tribute to the Pertwee era. “The Snowmen” brought back the Great Intelligence. And this episode brought back the Ice Warriors, who hadn’t been seen since “The Monster of Peladon”, way back in the Pertwee era! I’d been wanting to see them come back, and this episode didn’t disappoint. Lots of great action. My only complaint was that old Russian soldier was kind of annoying.

Continuity: The Ice Warriors made their first appearance in the Troughton era episode “The Ice Warriors”. The Doctor reminds Clara that time can be rewritten. The Doctor pretends to be an Earth ambassador when he meets the Ice Warriors, which he did previously in “The Curse of Peladon” and “The Monster of Peladon”.

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