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Kill the Moon 

In the near future, the Doctor and Clara find themselves on a space shuttle making a suicide mission to the Moon. Crash-landing on the lunar surface they find the most terrible things.

Director:

Paul Wilmshurst

Writer:

Peter Harness
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Peter Capaldi ... The Doctor
Jenna Coleman ... Clara
Samuel Anderson ... Danny
Ellis George Ellis George ... Courtney Woods
Hermione Norris ... Lundvik
Tony Osoba ... Duke
Phil Nice Phil Nice ... Henry
Christopher Dane ... McKean
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Storyline

In 2049, The Doctor, Clara, and student Courtney Woods find themselves on the moon. Something is horribly wrong. Now, the fate of the moon lies in the hands of Clara Oswald. Destroy it and yourselves to save Earth?, or let it live and risk the ultimate destruction of the Human race?

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

BBC Cymru Wales See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1 Mix)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Peter Harness has said that the episode will see a large change for the show. "I still don't know how people will take it. I'm in this kind of limbo now waiting for people to see it, and I've no idea, really I do not know how it is going to go down." See more »

Goofs

The moon has no atmosphere. The gravity on the moon is 1 sixth of Earth gravity. See more »

Quotes

The Doctor: The moon is hatching!
Clara Oswald: Huh?
The Doctor: The moon is an egg!
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Connections

Referenced in Doctor Who: Before the Flood (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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One of the Greats
28 May 2016 | by dfjdsjfadsnnnnSee all my reviews

Peter Harness' Doctor Who stories have all been pretty divisive. Kill the Moon and The Zygon Invasion/The Zygon Inversion have all been instant classics for me, though.

Kill the Moon was incredible for many reasons. The Moon being an egg, while not great sci fi, should not be what makes or breaks this episode. Let me say that the acting was impeccable from all of the cast. Jenna Coleman is quickly going from the worst companion in series 7 to one of the best ever. The way she stands up to the Doctor at the end was brilliant. It's excellent characterization- he put her in a position that was life threatening and scary, and she hated that. Capaldi/Coleman already have an amazing dynamic, but this brings it to a whole new level.

The CGI and Directing was also great, and the soundtrack was very tense. I loved how horror-oriented this episode was also. The beginning was terrifying.

I was very impressed by this episode. Who cares if the moon's an egg when the acting and directing has never been better? ]

10+/10. One of the best Doctor Who episodes ever made.


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