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  • Summary: The Doctor, Amy, and Rory meet up with Daleks in the first episode of the seventh season that will have the Ponds moving on before a new companion (Jenna-Louise Coleman) is introduced.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction
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  1. Reviewed by: Jeff Jensen
    May 15, 2013
    91
    The British import--which wraps its third season under writer Steven Moffat (Sherlock) on May 18--remains a riot of witty weirdness.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Jan 26, 2013
    10
    You'll probably be undecided with Season 7 until "Angels Take Manhattan", arguably the series' best episode to date. Don't fret about Jenna Louise-Coleman as the new companion, though. She's brilliant. Expand
  2. Dec 28, 2012
    10
    Finally Rory is more than just a comedic device and starts to step up and be a man (well this season and also Season 6), Amy is still great as is Matt Smith as the doctor. This is a short season but the episodes were all good with a shocking end to the short season. After what took place at the end of this season I am interested to see what Season 8 will be like. I don't want to say more to avoid any spoilers. Expand
  3. Sep 3, 2012
    10
    Absolutely brilliant! This is the reason Doctor Who is more popular now then ever before. In the tradition of such shows as The Twilight Zone and The X-Files, DW has such boundlessly imaginative stories, concepts and characters. It can go anywhere and anytime within this universe and the occasional other. Every episode is like being a kid walking into an alien toy store. Expand
  4. Mar 31, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Note: Includes review for specials too.
    After seeing Series 5 & 6 I waited and waited for the Doctor to come back. Month after month I just could not take it anymore. September 2012 I was rewarded with only Part 1 of Series 7. The first episode went out with a bang with a surprising cameo from Jenna Coleman but then the other episodes then started to drain the enjoyment of Asylum of The Daleks until there was Angels in Manhattan which then tampered with my empathy to all over the place. At the end of the episode I was left trembling with Amy's & Rory's heartbreaking farewell.
    December 2012 and I was still crying over Amy and Rory and so did the Doctor saying he had "retired" from saving the Universe. This Christmas special made me feel a little bit more hopeful after being left with the cliffhanger of "The Impossible Girl". Part 2 had the same story as Part 1 as in how good they were. Some episodes in between were a bit okay, but the Crimson Horror seemed a bit unnecessary and Nightmare in Silver would have been better without those annoying kids and that it was actually more of a two-parter. Name of The Doctor is amazing and so far one of my favourite episodes (up there with The Eleventh Hour) with another brilliant cliffhanger of The War Doctor which confused me into thinking he was going to be no.12 'til I done a bit of research to find he is not.
    November 2013 and I was pumped up to see the 50th Anniversary Special Day of the Doctor and that too is so brilliant that I'm not going to give any spoilers. The very next month I got my tissue packet ready to see Time of the Doctor and the episode didn't seem very interesting with all those skips in between with Clara but the regeneration was tearful and brave and had everything except for the music which they basically recycled from The Rings of Akhaten's Long Song but nothing can beat the cameo included which shall never be spoiled.
    I gave it a 7/10 for the long waiting in the beginning and for the bad episodes included AND for not having exclusive music for the Doctor's regen. Slightly disappointed but I do hope Series 8 is going help me feel better.
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  5. Apr 10, 2014
    7
    As my favourite TV show of all time, I wasn't entirely sure what I thought of this series after it had finished, at first I was disappointed, then I was impressed, then I wasn't sure, possible because there's as many good episodes as bad episodes here, so let's begin, Asylum of the Daleks, by far the worst episode in the series, messes up almost every plot point such as Amy & Rory's marriage, the return of the planet Skaro & the asylum itself, Dinosaurs on a spaceship is lots of fun, & very entertaining start to finish, a town called mercy is very awkward & has problems with the plot at times, the power of three is again lots of fun until you get to the resolution which is rushed to infinity, & the angels take manhattan is a bit of a mess but it's a lot of fun anyways, just a shame that the angels aren't scary, but it's still a very emotional departure, I'm not going into the rest in fear of the review becoming a script but the rest of the series builds up the Clara plot line very well but I personally think the resolution is a real cheat, I'm also pleased that for the first time since A Good Man Goes to War, Steven Moffat delivers a decent script in The bells of Saint John, so overall, theirs series handles it's story arcs better than Series 6, but the episode quality isn't as good as Series 5. Expand
  6. Mar 2, 2014
    6
    What the hell happened to my favourite series of all time? I never got bored in any episode of Doctor Who in series 1-6! I dare to say some episodes in series 7 are BORING! Dinosaurs in spaceship is a pretty good example. I would've say the same thing to Power Of Three but that was the point of the episode anyway. About Amy's departure. I was glad that she was gone because I was getting tired of seeing her in every episode. Clara is a great companion but I seriously hope that they don't overuse her like Amy. It was disappointing that I couldn't see more of her with the 11th Doctor. Oh well I still have hope for Series 8. Expand
  7. Aug 8, 2013
    2
    Season 7 this show is getting tired. The problem? The writing. Despite punchy performances from it's actors, the stories simply aren't there. New companion Clara is ably played, but has zero chemistry with Matt Smith. Dull and predictable it's time this show took another rest. Expand

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