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Before the Flood 

In a town that never was, the Doctor and his friends are being stalked by a mysterious figure. With the past and future in the balance, can the Doctor stop the evil Fisher King? And more importantly, who composed Beethoven's 5th.

Director:

Daniel O'Hara

Writer:

Toby Whithouse
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Peter Capaldi ... The Doctor
Jenna Coleman ... Clara
Colin McFarlane ... Moran
Sophie Leigh Stone Sophie Leigh Stone ... Cass
Zaqi Ismail ... Lunn
Morven Christie ... O'Donnell
Arsher Ali ... Bennett
Steven Robertson ... Pritchard
Paul Kaye ... Prentis
Neil Fingleton ... Fisher King
Peter Serafinowicz ... Fisher King (voice)
Corey Taylor ... Roar of Fisher King (voice)
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In a town that never was, the Doctor and his friends are being stalked by a mysterious figure. With the past and future in the balance, can the Doctor stop the evil Fisher King? And more importantly, who composed Beethoven's 5th.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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DTS (DTS HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1 Mix)

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Color
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Trivia

Although he didn't dangle her 'out the window', the Eleventh Doctor did previously dangle Amy Pond out the door on her first TARDIS flight so that she could experience weightlessness in Doctor Who: The Beast Below (2010). See more »

Goofs

The distant explosion in the valley is heard at the same time it is seen. If the sound traveled about a kilometer, it would have been heard 3 seconds after the explosion. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Doctor: So there's this man, he has a time machine. Up and down history he goes, zip, zip, zip, zip, zip, getting into scrapes. Another thing he has is a a passion for the works of Ludwig van Beethoven. And one day he thinks, 'What's the point of having a time machine if you don't get to meet your heroes?' So off he goes to 18th century Germany, but he can't find Beethoven anywhere. No one's heard of him. Not even his family have any idea who the time traveller is talking about. Beethoven ...
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Connections

References Doctor Who: Kill the Moon (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme (Series 8)
(uncredited)
Written by Murray Gold
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I was really thrilled (as in scared) by this episode. It's terrific fun!
10 October 2015 | by UNOhwenSee all my reviews

Before The Flood is the second part of a two part Dictor Who episode.

In the first, Clara and the Doctor travel to an underwater station. - positioned in what was a town.

An alien spaceship which had been retrieved has strange writing in a wall, and everyone who looks at it dies - and returns as a ghost.

Why, and what their purpose is unknown, until this episode.

The episode left off with the Doctor getting back in to the TARDIS, but, Clara's left behind, with the Doctor promising to get her - and the remaining 2 people of the station.

The episodes episode's prologue starts with the Doctor asking a question about Beethoven, and the Doctor, along with the 2 station members who did manage to safely board the TARDIS, going back in time, to when the town wasn't submerged far beneath the water.

As I mentioned in my review title, this episode actually has honest-to-goodness nail-biting suspense, and it is a fun roller coaster ride, which takes place both in the Doctor's repeatedly bouncing back-and-forth in time, whilst Clara and the 2 station members with her are literally locked in a cage with the ghosts.

That's all I'll say, other than, this IS one of THE BEST episodes of the series, and I know you'll enjoy it as much as I.


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