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DVD review: Latest ‘Doctor Who’ season looks at past, sets up future
First Published May 28 2013 09:51 am • Last Updated May 28 2013 10:07 am

Grade • A-

DVD • Our favorite time traveler got his groove back in "Doctor Who: Series Seven, Part Two," in eight episodes that introduced The Doctor (Matt Smith) to his most intriguing companion in ages: Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman), "The Impossible Girl" who we have seen die twice (once in the Christmas episode, "The Snowmen," also out on DVD).

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The Doctor and Clara took so many side trips (the best being a Cybermen attack scripted by Neil Gaiman) that producer Steven Moffat seemed to be avoiding the mystery he created. That is, until the Moffat-scripted finale, "The Name of the Doctor," which reveals Clara’s special role, evokes memories of Doctors past, brings back The Doctor’s love River Song (Alex Kingston), and sets up a new mystery — and introduces John Hurt "as The Doctor"(?!?) — just in time for the series’ 50th-anniversary special in November.




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