Writer: James Mathieson
Director: Douglas MacKinnon
Producer: Nikki Wilson
Companion: Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman)
Series: 8, ep. 9
Summary: Clara and the Doctor come out of the TARDIS and discover it is smaller than normal. Clara steps out to investigate, leaving the Doctor to determine if something is wrong with the TARDIS itself. When she returns, the TARDIS is even smaller, and now the Doctor is trapped inside. Clara discovers people have disappeared, trapped in walls or murals. The culprit is a race of aliens that are actually two-dimensional.
Review: This episode was bizarre. Clara is forced to do what the Doctor would normally do. I liked that Clara finally got some characterization, as up until this point, she’d seemed, well, bland. The idea of beings who only existed on the second dimensional plane was fascinating. This is really a story only the modern era could do, and I loved it.
Overall Review: 10/10
Continuity: This actually isn’t the first time the TARDIS’s exterior has shrunk, that happened in “The Land of Giants”. Mona Lisa, an enemy of Sarah Jane, could also transfer beings from the third dimensional plane to the second dimension. The Cloister Bell rings again. Clara says she is from Health and Safety, as she did in “Hide”. Rigsy would return in “Face the Raven.”