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Doctor Who Series 7 Episode 13: Nightmare In Silver 11/05/2013 BBC1 7:00PM


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Old 04-05-2013, 21:24
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Looking forward to Neil Gaiman's second script for Doctor Who with great anticipation!

It may seem like an odd decision to pit The Doctor against The Cybermen in the penultimate episodes of both the Sixth and Seventh series, but the role they play in events are wildly different between the two stories. Whereas 2011’s Closing Time features a group of tin soldiers who were on their last legs, Nightmare in Silver is very much about looking to the future, and creating the next phase of The Cybermen.

Writer Neil Gaiman recently commented that he was asked to write the episode with a brief to make The Cybermen scary again:

"I thought, 'Let me see what I can do when I take the 1960s Cybermen and [incorporate] everything that's happened since'. So that's what I'm trying to do. I don't know if it will work."

We're pleased to report that not only does it work, but it works brilliantly. The episode is littered with references to the Cybermen’s past - with design elements from The Tomb of the Cybermen bleeding through into the new design of a Cyber-ship, to references concerning the creatures’ previous allergies and leaders. For a fan of the 20th century version of Doctor Who, this episode is a real treasure trove
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Old 04-05-2013, 21:32
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*Outrage* How dare you create this thread a week early *Outrage*

Looking forward to the Cybermen next week. Not sure it can live up to The Doctor's Wife, but if it uses the Cybermen more effectively than Closing Time, I'll be happy.
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Old 04-05-2013, 21:34
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CD93 made it a tradition, and its one I intend to keep
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Old 04-05-2013, 21:34
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Whenever the thread is created is a bit of an irrelevance really though I do think its better done a day or so before. Now we have a preview thread and an episode thread and one will drop off the front page soon enough.
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Old 04-05-2013, 21:35
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CD93 made it a tradition, and its one I intend to keep
Actually, I'll think you'll find it was I who made it a tradition!
*Cough* Cold War Thread *cough*

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showt...light=cold+war
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Old 04-05-2013, 21:35
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So it was! Are you sure you and CD aren't the same poster?
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Old 04-05-2013, 21:36
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Whenever the thread is created is a bit of an irrelevance really though I do think its better done a day or so before. Now we have a preview thread and an episode thread and one will drop off the front page soon enough.
Actually, I'll think you'll find it was I who made it a tradition!
*Cough* Cold War Thread *cough*
The Cold War thread set a precedent for being a week early as a way of eliminating the need for a previews thread as preview links often end up in these threads anyway.
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Old 04-05-2013, 21:37
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So it was! Are you sure you and CD aren't the same poster?
Well, we're not the same incarnation that's all I'm saying.
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Old 04-05-2013, 21:38
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The Cold War thread set a precedent for being a week early as a way of eliminating the need for a previews thread as preview links often end up in these threads anyway.
yeah sure. So I would advocate a merge of the preview thread with this one. Its just a practical thing. If you have one dedicated thread it makes it easier to follow everything and not miss stuff.
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Old 04-05-2013, 21:40
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The exact reason fez gave
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Old 04-05-2013, 21:46
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I was debating whether to make this or the preview thread

Shotgun the finale!!
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Old 04-05-2013, 21:47
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Blabbity blah.
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Old 04-05-2013, 21:48
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I was debating whether to make this or the preview thread

Shotgun the finale!!
It's all yours
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Old 04-05-2013, 21:57
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Whats with the SFX previews recently? Constantly putting little digs on episodes.
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Old 04-05-2013, 22:00
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Whats with the SFX previews recently? Constantly putting little digs on episodes.
I noticed a bit of that. Not sure why.
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Old 04-05-2013, 22:03
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*scratches arse*
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Old 04-05-2013, 22:08
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Old 04-05-2013, 22:08
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Blabbity blah.
*scratches arse*
What exactly is your problem? Its not like this is the 1st thread to be started 1 week early.
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Old 04-05-2013, 23:16
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that SFX preview was awful! :O.....they all have been for series 7B however :/

BUT i am on such a high after todays episode...seriously! Class act...that i really feel Neil will be continuing the pace with the Cybermen next week! Seriously it looks like its going to be something worth raving about...I dont feel we have had a true Cyberman episode yet..in fact across its post-2005 revival i think the most ingenius Cyberman moment was in The Pandorica Opens as a lone warrior in pieces...classic! So yeah...this one looks set to be something special!

Cannot wait.
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Old 04-05-2013, 23:19
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What exactly is your problem? Its not like this is the 1st thread to be started 1 week early.
Just contributing based on what I've seen of the episode.
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Old 04-05-2013, 23:29
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Old 04-05-2013, 23:50
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"An alien from The Sarah Jane Adventures also pops up." that would be
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Old 05-05-2013, 00:09
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Old 05-05-2013, 00:12
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that SFX preview was awful! :O.....they all have been for series 7B however :/

BUT i am on such a high after todays episode...seriously! Class act...that i really feel Neil will be continuing the pace with the Cybermen next week! Seriously it looks like its going to be something worth raving about...I dont feel we have had a true Cyberman episode yet..in fact across its post-2005 revival i think the most ingenius Cyberman moment was in The Pandorica Opens as a lone warrior in pieces...classic! So yeah...this one looks set to be something special!

Cannot wait.
Apart from when the head tried to eat Amy...

That was a bit silly.
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Old 05-05-2013, 00:23
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Apart from when the head tried to eat Amy...

That was a bit silly.
Oh man you know what i loved that too....when the skull popped out and it was trying to eat her was so face-hugger like...
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