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The Girl Who Died 

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward Bazalgette (as Ed Bazalgette)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Peter Capaldi ... The Doctor
Jenna Coleman ... Clara
Maisie Williams ... Ashildr
David Schofield ... Odin
Simon Lipkin Simon Lipkin ... Nollarr
Ian Conningham ... Chuckles
Tom Stourton Tom Stourton ... Lofty
Alastair Parker Alastair Parker ... Limpy
Murray McArthur ... Hasten
Barnaby Kay ... Heidi
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Storyline

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.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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DTS (DTS HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1 Mix)

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Color
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Clara Oswald: Doctor! Doctor!
The Doctor: You're the very next thing on the list.
Clara Oswald: Doctor! Help me!
The Doctor: Clara, I'm under attack from four and a bit battle fleets, in case you think I'm slacking.
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Connections

Edited from Doctor Who: The Fires of Pompeii (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
Composed by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Doctor Who at its most terrible
17 October 2015 | by michaellaing71See all my reviews

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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