Doctor Who, 708 “Cold War” – Poster featuring: The Doctor (Matt Smith), Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) and an Ice Warrior ©2013 BBC America

In the eight episode of Doctor Who Season 7 The Doctor and Clara land on a damaged Russian Submarine in 1983.

In this episode a Classic Doctor Who monster makes a reappearance. An Ice Warrior, is the alien creature referred to in the official information.

The Ice Warrior race first appear with the second Doctor (Patrick Troughton) in The Ice Warriors November 1967. They reappeared in The Seeds of Death (1969), then with the third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) in The Curse of Peladon (1972) and The Monster of Peladon (1974). They also get a mentioned in The Waters of Mars (2009).

Doctor Who (2000s) Season 7, Episode 8 of 13 (+Christmas Special). First transmission (UK) on Saturday, 13 April, 2012, 6.00pm, [USA 8.00pm same day].

Doctor Who (2000s) 7.08 “Cold War” – Next Time Trailer

Doctor Who (2000s) 7.08 “Cold War” – Trailer

Doctor Who (2000s) 7.08 “Cold War” – Gallery

Doctor Who (2000s) 7.08 “Cold War” – Official Info

The Doctor and Clara land on a damaged Russian Submarine in 1983 as it spirals out of control into the ocean depths.

An alien creature is loose on board, having escaped from a block of Arctic ice.

With tempers flaring and a cargo of nuclear weapons on board, it’s not just the crew but the whole of humanity at stake!

Cast Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman. Written by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Silent Witness) and produced by Denise Paul (Taggart). Executive produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner.

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online