Doctor Who: Season 7 (2011 - 2013)

Season 7
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Air date: Sep 1, 2012

When the Doctor is kidnapped by his oldest foe, he is forced on an impossible mission - to a place even the Daleks are too terrified to enter.

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Air date: Sep 8, 2012

An unmanned spaceship hurtles towards certain destruction. Only the Doctor can save it, along with its impossible cargo of dinosaurs. By his side are a ragtag gang of adventurers: a big game hunter, an Egyptian queen and a surprised member of the Pond family. But little does the Doctor know that there is someone else onboard who will stop at nothing to keep hold of his precious, prehistoric cargo.

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Air date: Sep 15, 2012

The Doctor gets a Stetson and a gun, and finds himself the reluctant sheriff of a Western town under siege by a relentless cyborg, who goes by the name of the Gunslinger. But who is he, and what does he want? The answer seems to lie with the mysterious Kahler-Jex, an alien doctor whose initial appearance is hiding a dark secret.

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Air date: Sep 22, 2012

The Doctor and the Ponds puzzle over an unlikely invasion of Earth, as millions of sinister black cubes arrive overnight, almost like presents falling from the sky. But what are they, what is inside them and, most importantly, who sent them? With the international community at a loss, it is left to the Doctor to unearth who is behind the mystery.

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Air date: Sep 29, 2012

The Doctor's heart-breaking farewell to Amy and Rory follows a race against time through the streets of Manhattan, as New York's statues come to life around them... With Rory's life in danger, the Doctor and Amy must locate him before it is too late! Luckily, an old friend helps them and guides the way.

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Air date: Dec 25, 2012

The Doctor and his new companion, Clara, fight to save Christmas from the villainous Doctor Simeon and his army of evil snowmen.

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Air date: Mar 30, 2013

The Doctor's search for Clara Oswald brings him to modern-day London, where Wi-Fi is everywhere. Humanity lives in a Wi-Fi soup. But something dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning them. As Clara becomes the target of this insidious menace, the Doctor races to save her and the world from an ancient enemy.

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Air date: Apr 27, 2013

The TARDIS has crashed, Clara is lost inside, and the Doctor has 30 minutes before his ship explodes!

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Air date: May 11, 2013

Hedgewick's World of Wonders is the perfect theme park day out. And ground zero for a deadly silver resurrection.

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Air date: Dec 25, 2011

This offbeat holiday-themed episode of England's long-running Doctor Who series first aired in 2011. It takes place on Christmas Eve, 1938; while Madge Arwell cycles home, she happens upon an injured Spaceman Angel and reaches out to help him. In return, he promises to grant her any one wish that her heart desires, as a thank you for her kindness. The story then jumps ahead three years. The period is now World War II, circa 1941; a recently-widowed Madge escapes battle-strewn London, kids in tow, for a shack in Dorset. Despite the death of her husband at the hands of Nazi pilots, Madge vows to give the children the finest and most memorable Christmas that she possibly can. It seems impossible at first, but soon a mysterious stranger turns up - an eccentric caretaker who leads the mother and her two kids into a strange and enchanting winter land. Matt Smith stars as the title character.

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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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There are some really great things happening in Doctor Who Season 7, and the addition of Clara Oswin Oswald could turn out to be one of the most monumental characters in the show's history.

Mar 9, 2020 | Rating: 4.8/5 | Full Review…

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

  • Dec 29, 2020
    The season suffers a little from being divided in two parts, and from quit a few badly written episodes (like Dinosaurs on a space ship that wastes a whole episode in the first half). The second half feels a bit confused, but it starts to lay the foundation for future events.
  • Dec 13, 2020
    This season was such a hugely disappointing sendoff to the greatest Doctor this show has had. I liked the finale, though many didn't seem to, but the season as a whole was just poorly written and not interesting and forcibly dark in a disinteresting way. The only redeeming episodes were Amy and Rory's farewell (which nearly had me in tears and was just an awesome, complex episode), "The Snowmen" which introduced one of the best companions, and "The Name of the Doctor". The other two "of the Doctor" episodes were good, but aren't technically included in this season. Besides that, the episodes were either bad or mediocre. It was really sad to see. Matt Smith deserved better.
  • Dec 03, 2020
    this is my second favourite series of doctor who with it being behind series 4. it contains my favourite episode of all time (the Rings of Akhatten) and I think there isn't one bad episode in this. this series is so underrated.
  • Mar 27, 2020
    A liitle more sci-fi than fantasy, but still love it.
  • Jan 30, 2020
    This series was exciting to watch, the phone was off the hook, no visitors signs up :). A nice way to spend a bit of time away from reality.
  • Jan 27, 2020
    Enjoyable Sci-fi, much better than the drivel it has become in 2020! Oh god, it's awful now.
  • Jan 15, 2020
    I thought last season sucked. Last season's writing by Stalin's propaganda team has been sent to the gulag for being to right wing. But remember Gulags and bread lines are a good thing....
  • Jan 15, 2020
    Congratulations, everyone! Dr. Who's back ... I hope you like rotten garbage! Bad production and acting. Also, Dr. Rev. Who will deliver politically left sermons throughout the episode. Thanks, BBC!
  • Jan 14, 2020
    Loved it... Missing Mat today still
  • Jan 03, 2020
    Mediocre at best, First half is the best of the season, the rest is very generic and bland.

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