In a Viking village, a girl named Ashildr is about to make a desperate mistake. The Mire are the deadliest mercenaries in the galaxy, famed for showing no mercy and Ashildr has just ...
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In a Viking village, a girl named Ashildr is about to make a desperate mistake. The Mire are the deadliest mercenaries in the galaxy, famed for showing no mercy and Ashildr has just declared war on them. The Doctor and Clara have 12 hours to turn a peaceful village into strong fighters, ready for the deadly Mire.
In a deleted scene on the DVD release, Clara compares the sword training of the Viking villagers with the long-running comedy Dad's Army (1968) which was about a rag-tag group of British Home Guard volunteers who were too old or otherwise unfit for military service. See more »
Straight (unadulterated) testosterone can not be taken orally because the liver readily deactivates it. Of course, that's in humans, not Mires which probably have different abilities. See more »
It is rare that I give a 1 star review but certainly this episode of Doctor Who earned it. This is just a terrible, terrible episode. Horrible concept, terrible dialogue, awful costumes (why the hell did they give the Vikings horned helmets, I thought that idiocy stopped in the 1970's). A completely moronic plot save (electric eels come from South America).
I might not have minded so much if the comedy had been funny but it really wasn't. This was a completely stupid episode, writing at its very worst. I keep hoping there will be a good episode but it is going down hill faster than a toboggan.
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