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Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio (2016 Christmas Special) (2016)

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Critic Consensus: "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" is a welcome return of Doctor Who after a year's absence, with the added fun of seeing Steven Moffat take a heroic swing at his version of a Superman story.

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The hit BBCA series will return on Christmas day as the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, teams up with an investigative journalist, played by Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall, The Player) and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat.

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Peter Capaldi
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Wonderfully witty, just festive enough and perfectly pitched between spills, thrills and scares, this was the time-travelling franchise's best and most family-friendly Christmas special for five years.

December 27, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It was comforting and heartfelt, especially with the nods to the Doctor mourning his wife. It felt like the grounding transition we needed for the new adventures that will come in Season 10.

December 27, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

It does keep the tone as light as we would want for post-dinner viewing -- and is packed with enough witty one-liners and slightly bumbling action sequences to keep non-fans happy.

December 15, 2016 | Full Review…

Here we are with The Return of Doctor Mysterio, and while I'm not ready to add it to the regular set in my house, it's decidedly not bad.

May 9, 2017 | Full Review…

The referencing that we've come to expect falls strangely flat, a mishmash of tropes, symbols, and callbacks that ultimately don't lead anywhere.

January 3, 2017 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

All in all, this episode is just fine, plenty serviceable and entertaining.

December 30, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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