‘Mummy On The Orient Express’ (TV)

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‘MUMMY ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS’

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The Orient Express In Space

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I loved watching ‘Mummy On The Orient Express’ by Jamie Mathieson. This is another one of my favourite episodes from Series 8 of ‘Doctor Who’, as it has the classic storytelling and charm about it.

In the episode, the Doctor and Clara board the Orient Express, a 1920s steam train that is now travelling in space. I loved the 20s feel of the Orient Express and it blends well with the sci-fi aspects.

This is a gripping murder mystery adventure. The story features a terrifying mummy aboard the Orient Express killing off people one by one within sixty-six seconds. The Doctor wonders why this is.

I love Jenna Coleman as Clara in this episode. She looks stunning and beautiful in her 1920s gear. I wanted to fall in love with her and take her on a night out to a 20s ball whilst watching this episode.

This episode also features special guest star Frank Skinner as Perkins, the engineer aboard the Orient Express. Frank Skinner is a ‘Doctor Who’ fan and he clearly enjoyed appearing in this special episode.

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The DVD special features on this episode are as follows. On Disc 4 of ‘The Complete Series 8’, there’s the ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ music video by Foxes. On Disc 5, there’s the ‘Mummy On The Orient Express – Doctor Who Extra’ featurette.

‘Mummy On The Orient Express’ rating – 10/10

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2 Responses to ‘Mummy On The Orient Express’ (TV)

  1. Timelord 007 says:

    My favourite episode of season 8, this is similar in tone to a 70’s Robert Holmes style penned episode.

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  2. Tim Bradley says:

    Glad you love this ‘Doctor Who’ episode as well as me, Simon. It does have the makings of a classic ‘Doctor Who’ episode and I loved the setting of the Orient Express in space and a murder mystery with a mummy on board.

    I look forward to updating and extending this review of ‘Mummy On The Orient Express’ when I can.

    Tim. 🙂

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