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Sleep No More 

Vision recovered from the wreckage of Le Verrier Space Station shows how the Doctor and Clara became entangled in a rescue mission. As the footage plays out, a horrifying secret is uncovered.


Justin Molotnikov


Mark Gatiss


Episode cast overview:
Peter Capaldi ... The Doctor
Jenna Coleman ... Clara
Reece Shearsmith ... Rassmussen
Elaine Tan ... Nagata
Neet Mohan ... Chopra
Bethany Black Bethany Black ... 474
Paul Courtenay Hyu Paul Courtenay Hyu ... Deep-Ando
Paul Davis ... King Sandman
Tom Wilton ... Sandman
Matthew Doman Matthew Doman ... Sandman
Zina Badran Zina Badran ... Morpheus Presenter
Natasha Patel ... Hologram Singer
Elizabeth Chong Elizabeth Chong ... Hologram Singer
Nikkita Chadha ... Hologram Singer
Gracie Lai Gracie Lai ... Hologram Singer




Vision recovered from the wreckage of Le Verrier Space Station shows how the Doctor and Clara became entangled in a rescue mission. As the footage plays out, a horrifying secret is uncovered.

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Clara asks if the Morpheus Machine is actually named after Morpheus, the god of sleep. The Morpheus hologram also uses the term 'in the arms of Morpheus', a phrase meaning to be in a deep sleep. See more »


[first lines]
Rassmussen: You must not watch this. I'm warning you, you can never un-see it. But if you do watch... Gagan Rassmussen. I'm Gagan Rassmussen, this is Le Verrier Lab in orbit around Neptune. I've put things together into some kind of order so that you can, um, understand. So that you can have some idea. There are bits missing, sorry about that. I don't fully understand what's been going on here... but, uh, this is what happened.
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Crazy Credits

Instead of the usual opening credits, an acrostic appears at the end of Rassmussen's opening monologue with vertical letters forming "DOCTOR WHO" highlighted. The acrostic consists of the various characters' names and some sort of ID code. Among the visible names are: GAGAN RASMUSSEN 39900076, 474 T000, OSAMU CHOPRA 8889234, DAIKI NAGATA HJSSLL 56890, DEEP-ANDO 633389. The station's name is visible ("LE VERRIER-H999267") and so is "CLARA OSWALD" - the latter with no extra numbers. There are at least two codes with no names attached: "00002458888C" and "03326755". See more »


Doctor Who
Composed by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Time to reach for the off button
21 November 2015 | by Aroura64See all my reviews

Normally I am an avid fan of the individuals who make up The League of Gentlemen, Mark Gatis has written some good material. Indeed he has written one or two good Doctor Who episodes, The Idiot's Lantern springs to mind. But that was quite a while a go - when the show was good.

I really couldn't get into this episode at all, yet it began quite well. I stopped watching after some singing ninnies appeared. Is appealing to the American market, the be all and end all?

Peter Capaldi is undoubtedly a fine actor, but his portrayal of the Doctor grates on me. The sunglasses, and guitar playing, and jive talk are really irritating. I really don't like the direction in which this once unmissable show is heading There are echos of the Sylvester McCoy era, and we all know how that ended.

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14 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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