'Doctor Who'

"Thin Ice" Is a Welcome Addition to the Doctor's 19th Century Adventures

by Craig Owen Jones

10 May 2017

The Doctor makes another visit to Victorian London 
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Doctor Who

Season 10, Episode 3 - "Thin Ice"
Cast: Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie
Regular airtime: Saturdays, 7pm

(BBC/BBC America)
US: 29 Apr 2017

Review [12.Apr.2006]

Doctor Who tends to do rather well in 19th century London. Ever since the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) and Leela (Louise Jameson) donned Inverness capes and crinoline for 1977’s excellent serial “The Talons of Weng-Chiang”, the TARDIS has made frequent stops there. Call it a certain sympathy for what would later become known as the steampunk aesthetic, or perhaps a predisposition towards the mode of storytelling ushered in by Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Montague James, and the other pioneering science fiction and horror authors of the period, everyone’s favourite Time Lord has always got good mileage out of the 1800s.

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