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The Return of Doctor Mysterio 

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In New York, with brain-swapping aliens poised to attack, the Doctor and Nardole link up with an investigative reporter and a mysterious masked superhero known only as the Ghost. Can the ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward Bazalgette (as Ed Bazalgette)

Writer:

Steven Moffat
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Peter Capaldi ... The Doctor
Matt Lucas ... Nardole
Justin Chatwin ... Grant
Charity Wakefield ... Lucy
Tomiwa Edun ... Mr Brock
Aleksandar Jovanovic ... Dr Sim
Logan Hoffman ... Young Grant
Daniel Lorente Daniel Lorente ... Teen Grant
Sandra Teles ... Reporter
Tanroh Ishida ... Operator
Vaughn Johseph ... Soldier
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Storyline

In New York, with brain-swapping aliens poised to attack, the Doctor and Nardole link up with an investigative reporter and a mysterious masked superhero known only as the Ghost. Can the Doctor save Manhattan? And what will be revealed when we see behind the mask?

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Return of Doctor Mysterio See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The Doctor says to Grant "with great power comes great responsibility" which is what Uncle Ben says to Peter Parker in Spiderman. See more »

Goofs

(Around 19 minutes) When the Ghost asks who the Doctor & Nardole are he is pointing at them with his right arm but in the next shot his arm is by his side. See more »

Quotes

The Doctor: Take a good long look. It takes a moment to see it.
Young Grant: See what?
The Doctor: Superman and Clark Kent are one in the same person.
Young Grant: Are you serious?
The Doctor: Yeah, look, I drew specs on Superman.
Young Grant: Everyone knows they're the same person.
The Doctor: Well Lois Lane doesn't, and she's a reporter.
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Connections

Referenced in Whovians: The Pilot (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Style over substance. Alarm bells ringing.
26 December 2016 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

After such an absence of the show I looked forward to this very much, despite being underwhelmed by the trailers.

A show we all love which has a distinctly British feel to it, I did not like the American setting, in my humble opinion it felt like it was trying to be something it's not. That uncomfortable feel was further pushed by the Superhero, something we've not encountered on the show before, it just felt like they were trying to force the show into a direction it's not meant to be in.

I can't criticise the acting, I love Capaldi in the role, if the powers that be aren't careful, he will unfortunately be remembered in the same way that Sylvester McCoy was, the actor that saw the cancellation of the show.

A very stylish episode with some snazzy special effects, but sadly a woeful script, an uninteresting adversary, it's no surprise to me that audiences are turning off.

Mr Moffat you have given us some treats in your time, but please don't utterly destroy the show before you leave. This episode has genuinely left me fearful for the future of Doctor Who.

Rubbish. 4/10


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