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Doctor Who (2000s) – 713 “The Name Of The Doctor”, Reviews round-up

Pictured above: Doctor Who, 713 “The Name of the Doctor” – Artwork: Putting the pieces together of Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) ©2013 BBC America

Was Doctor Who (2000s) – 713 a fitting end to the season?

Many of the initial reviews here where based on seeing the episode with the last few minutes missing. Which does make a difference to how the episode is thought of.

If your have not watched the episode yet we suggest you don’t read the rest of this yet!

The Making of Doctor Who (2000s) – 713

The Mirror (UK) Doctor Who (2000s) – 713 review

Steven Moffat should worry less about grandiose schemes involving the Doctor – who he is and what his secrets are (and for what it’s worth, the “revelation” of his name was a horrible cop out) – and get back to the man with a spirit of adventure who travels through time and saves the day.

[Rating: 2.5 star] From our reading of the review

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Daily Telegraph (UK) Doctor Who (2000s) – 713 review

We got some genuine answers but other issues were left dangling tantalisingly for next time – especially the significance of Hurt, who got a movie-style “Introducing John Hurt as the Doctor” caption, along with a hint that he was the last incarnation and had brought shame upon the Doctor’s name.

[Rating: 4.5 star] From our reading of the review

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The Guardian (UK) Doctor Who (2000s) – 713 review

The solution is both straightforward and mindbending. But that doesn’t quite get over any of the question marks about what Clara is like as a person. I still don’t feel I know her. Now this is all over with and we know Jenna is back for the 50th, hopefully that can change.

[Rating: 5 star] From our reading of the review

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Radio Times (UK tv listing magazine) Doctor Who (2000s) – 713 review

A boggling montage in which Clara realises her destiny, tumbles through time and crosses paths with many earlier Doctors. For die-hard fans, it’s like the anniversary special has arrived six months early!

[Rating: 5 star] From our reading of the review

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Entertainment Weekly Doctor Who (2000s) – 713 review

We learn that the Doctor has another form. This other form doesn’t share the Doctor’s name but is still him, and he seems to have done something that Eleven does not like at all. The last shot of the episode introduces Hurt as “The Doctor,” so…

[Rating: 5 star] From our reading of the review

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Our overall view based on these reviews is: [Rating: 4.5 star]. Also worth noting fan reaction to this episode was overwhelmingly favorable.