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Kill the Moon 

In the near future, the Doctor and Clara find themselves on a space shuttle making a suicide mission to the Moon. Crash-landing on the lunar surface they find the most terrible things.


Paul Wilmshurst


Peter Harness




Episode complete credited cast:
Peter Capaldi ... The Doctor
Jenna Coleman ... Clara
Samuel Anderson ... Danny
Ellis George Ellis George ... Courtney Woods
Hermione Norris ... Lundvik
Tony Osoba ... Duke
Phil Nice Phil Nice ... Henry
Christopher Dane ... McKean


In 2049, The Doctor, Clara, and student Courtney Woods find themselves on the moon. Something is horribly wrong. Now, the fate of the moon lies in the hands of Clara Oswald. Destroy it and yourselves to save Earth?, or let it live and risk the ultimate destruction of the Human race?

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Release Date:

4 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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BBC Cymru Wales See more »
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Did You Know?


The DVDs that the Doctor says are in the bookcase that will bring the TARDIS to him, is a reference to the episode Blink. They are the 17 DVDs that he made for Sally Sparrow to take the TARDIS back to him in 1969. See more »


It is stated that the moon is increasing in mass as the embryonic creature grows. But unless new material is being added to the moon, the mass will remain constant. See more »


The Doctor: The moon is hatching!
Clara Oswald: Huh?
The Doctor: The moon is an egg!
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Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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There should have been chocolate at least in the moon!
5 October 2014 | by Williamgold247See all my reviews

This started out to be a promising episode of Dr. Who. However, quickly Went downhill from the beginning. I really would've loved to find out what had happened to the astronauts who could come before and why there we're spiders on the moon. However, what I got was a morality play about humans making choices. That would have not been so bad if the science was so outlandish. There is no possible way that the people of Earth and more than twenty astronauts would not have known that something was growing in the moon. As soon as an asteroid hit the moon then the "egg" would have cracked open and the mayfly would have escaped. Then there are the inconsistencies within the series itself. The Doctor had previously visited the moon in his tenth incarnation to fight the Judoon, and never detected any inconsistances and the second doctor fought the Cybermen on the moon with no indication of a life form inside the moon. Finally, the Dr. Who adventure, Waters of Mars, occurred 10 years after the supposed date of the events of last nights episode which supposedly occurred in 2049. Dr. stated that people there had abandoned the space program. My question is if humanity had abandoned space travel then how could they have put together a Mars Colonization program in under 10 years.Doctor Who used to be destination television for me but at this point I am just hoping that 12s regeneration is a short one and that if there is a season nine that it is a drastic improvement over the current series.

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