Doctor Who: Season 7 (2012 - 2013)


Season 7
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Air date: Sep 1, 2012
Air date: Sep 8, 2012
Air date: Sep 15, 2012
Air date: Sep 22, 2012
Air date: Sep 29, 2012
Air date: Dec 25, 2012
Air date: Mar 30, 2013
Air date: Apr 27, 2013
Air date: May 11, 2013

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The British classic's seventh series finds the 11th incarnation of the doctor (Matt Smith) on his final adventures in the TARDIS with the departing Amy and Rory Pond (Karen Gillan; Arthur Darvill). Before saying good-bye to their "madman with a box," the companions face an assortment of Daleks, dinosaurs, wild-west shootouts, alien cubes and, finally, an infestation of Weeping Angels in New York. Rory's father, Brian (Mark Williams), accompanies the trio on a couple of their adventures and series staple River Song (Alex Kingston) returns for a dramatic episode where the Doctor must face the one thing he hates most of all---endings.

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Critic Reviews for Doctor Who Season 7

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It's clever, fast, funny, eerie, surprising and tearjerking - all in one spectacularly polished package. And Steven Moffat steps over 49 years of Dalek baggage to make them fresh and menacing again.

Mar 25, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Matt Smith continues to refine his infinitely charismatic take on the Time Lord. He's still capable of channeling a giddy, boyish sweetness, of course, but he seems newly ancient and suspicious.

Dec 11, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

50 years in, we're happy to take a season that - while conceptually, sporadically wonky - succeeded in keeping us just as excited for what happens next as ever.

Nov 7, 2018 | Rating: 7.9/10 | Full Review…

In the penultimate batch of episodes before Doctor Who's jubilee year, executive producer Steven Moffat continues to marvel with his ability to keep the time-and-space-travelling Doctor in ever-so-complicated trouble. [Blu-ray]

Nov 15, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Season seven mostly finds Doctor Who still in fine form.

Nov 1, 2013 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

Though the low budget can show in the CG effects at times, the entertaining stories and iconic protagonist has inspired a cult following that has lasted for years.

Dec 2, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Doctor Who: Season 7

  • Jun 30, 2019
    This series brings a heartfelt and tearful end to the Pond Saga that feels slightly cheapened by the sudden shift to Clara, a character who's importance to the plot may be a little too ambitious. Nevertheless, Smith's Doctor is a joy to watch as always, and works just as well with Coleman as he does with Gillan, Darvill and Kingston.
  • Jan 15, 2019
    Writing this now conjures warm memories of times past. A couple episodes missed the mark here, but the amazing cast make up for any deficiencies.
  • Jan 13, 2019
    Matt Smith's final season as The Doctor. And we get Clara Oswald, the strongest companion of The Doctor since Amy Pond. Clara is a great companion and once again brings a lot to the show too. The season reaches epic proportions, this is the height of Doctor Who at its best. This season builds upon all of the character development of The Doctor from the past 6 reboot series. It is a great season and a great way for Matt Smith to go out with a bang! Very high quality stories and special effects and very entertaining as usual.
  • Dec 31, 2018
    FANTASTIC season! I just wish Amy and Rory didn't go out like that! He is a time lord right? can't he just... Go get them?
  • Dec 31, 2018
    I wouldn't even bother watching the first five episodes, the acting from the main cast is really poor and the overall storyline makes you glad when Amy and Rory leave rather than heartbroken. The second half of the series sees a bit of an improvement in the quality of stories but is severely hampered by the lack of chemistry between Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman. This series also has this misfortune of including three stories with the Merchandise Gang who's purpose is to make unfunny jokes and slap you in the face with politics.
  • Dec 30, 2018
    This Season of Doctor Who is interesting because of the format it was presented in. The first 5 episodes were very close, yet always disappointing. It was the final adventures of Amy and Rory. The least good episode was Asylum of the Daleks. This episode introduced the concept that Amy and Rory got Divorced and just couldn't work it out. That would have been fine if they had stayed that way, but they resolved their issue by the end of the episode where neither of them did anything to advance the plot. My parents were divorced, and frankly it feels like an insult that Amy and Rory did nothing and fixed their marriage. Also they didn't use classic Daleks when they clearly mentioned Daleks from the classic series, but I digress. Dinosaurs on a Spaceship was the best episode of the first half, but it made me worried that Chris Chibnall( the writer) doesn't understand the nature of the Doctor because of the murder of Solomon. I will zoom out to a more general look at this half of the season. The elements for a good story are there, but they just feel like no one is proofreading or editing the scripts. There are some beautiful ideas, but they aren't executed well. HOWEVER...The second half of the season is a triumph in most places only faltering in story logic. The stand out stories are Rings of Akhaten by Neil Cross, The Crimson Horror by Mark Gatiss, and Nightmare and Silver by Neil Gaiman. These stories are incredibly witty, and give off a feeling of declaration that this is what Doctor Who should be. The only Dud in this half was Journey to the Center of the TARDIS by Stephen Thompson. Half of the plot threads were left unexplained, and the logic that has been fairly established has not been relied upon when it comes to common concepts like paradoxes. The designs are a letdown and always would be when going into the bowels of the most magnificent ship in the universe, and the big friendly button is never explained. It ends abruptly and just shouldn't have happened, because unlike any other episodes, it didn't add ANYTHING. No moral, no lore, just runtime. The Name of the Doctor was an OK finale, with a great twist at the end. This REALLY shouldn't have been the last season with Matt Smith. I get that the role is demanding, but it would have been worth the INCREDIBLE chemistry Matt Smith and Jenna (Louise) Coleman have. Although the writing improved in Capaldi's era, the chemistry was so fundamentally different that the stories gravitated around Clara. It was a sign that the era was getting better, but it came a little too late. Overall, a 3 out of 5.
  • Dec 28, 2018
    Clara at her best in my opinion
  • Dec 22, 2018
    I do believe this was Matt Smith's weakest series but it still has some amazing moments and once again the worst decision made was probably to split the series into two parts like Series 6.
  • Dec 16, 2018
    Thai series was good but again because of the mid series finale and of course huge workload on Steven moffat in run up to 50th celebrations this series really suffers some issues with pacing and just average episodes once Clara comes in. The stories upto the ponds departure were really good and emotional . But overall not the best whole series compared to others but again not terrible either.
  • Dec 11, 2018
    Loved the finale and adored Clara what most people don't

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