Doctor Who - Season 10, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes




Critic Consensus: "Extremis" expertly juggles several of Doctor Who's more thought-provoking themes, enlivened by a sharp-witted script and a fast-paced plot.

Episode Info

In the Vatican's secret library there is a book known only as "The Veritas." Throughout history, anyone who has ever read it has immediately taken their own life. Now a new translation is online, and only the Doctor can stop the danger from spreading.


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Critic reviews for Extremis

"Extremis" [is] a marvelous piece of narrative legerdemain that manages to slip from religion to sci-fi to existentialism and back again, all interspersed with a separate framing tale about morality and fear and friendship.

May 22, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There was typical Moffat wit and verve to the dialogue, which kept what could have been an overly complex episode fizzing along nicely.

May 22, 2017 | Full Review…

"Extremis" was bogged down by trying to do too much at once.

May 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The problem with Extremis isn't in the watching of the episode though. The problem with Extremis is afterwards, when you stop and think about the episode.

May 22, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"Extremis" also works nicely as a prologue to the real showdown with the Monks, giving us an idea about what the world is up against, without actually telling us any of their plans.

May 22, 2017 | Full Review…

My first reaction coming off of Doctor Who Season 10 Episode 7 pretty much amounted to, "Wow, that was intense."

May 22, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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