Doctor Who

Season 7 Episode 10

Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Apr 27, 2013 on BBC America
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Episode Summary

The TARDIS is on a countdown to disaster when it crashes, and the Doctor has 30 minutes to find Clara and stop an explosion that will destroy his ship.

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  • Hell yes

    I LOVED this episode. the story line was decent and the execution was all very up to par ... What i loved most about this was all the things it showed inside the TARDIS, the Eye of Harmony and the library and the Biological metal self build circuits. I am a huge fan of the Lore of any show, book, or movie. this episode was unquestioningly a 10 for me.
  • Epic Who

    Yeh brilliant episode, best of the Clara season so far.. But did any1 notice in the very final shot, there was what looked like a duster fall down from above onto the Tardis console!?
  • another fantastic episode to series 7 part 2

    every episode in this 2nd half has been awesome. I don't care what anyone says. the rings of akheten was brilliant. but this is even better. there was humour. there was danger, there was suspense and some brilliant looking rooms in the tardis. as long as next week is a good episode, then we're guaranteed that every episode this year is awesome. gaiman and moffat won't let us down, I'm sure. so overall I loved this episodemoreless
  • Brilliant!

    Best episode of this season so far.
  • Loved it!

    I was really excited for this episode! Probably because the other episode that played with the insides of the TARDIS (The Doctor's Wife) is one of my favourites of the whole series. This episode wasn't as good as it was but I still loved it.

    I don't really want to talk too much about the events of the episode in detail. I just want to say that the acting was suberb. Coleman and Smith's chemistry just keeps getting better. Also as a person who loves adventure and fantasy and comedy, I don't know why but I love this series everytime it delves into the more dramatic material:

    - When the Doctor admits to Clara that the zombies were actually her and the Van Baalen brothers after being burned by the engine core (exploding star in the act of becoming a black hole... That was so... "cool" hehehe).

    - When the Doctor confronts Clara about the fact that he has seen her die twice.

    Only issue I had with this episode was the slightly disappointing ending. Although I liked the reference to the fifth season's main storyline (TARDIS exploding, cracks in time). Everything before that was great or good. The Van Baalens were a bit pointless but they had their moments as well.moreless
Ashley Walters

Ashley Walters

Gregor Van Baalen

Guest Star

Mark Oliver (I)

Mark Oliver (I)

Bram Van Baalen

Guest Star

Jahvel Hall

Jahvel Hall

Tricky Van Baalen

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Clara: You're not getting me to talk to your ship. It's probably bonkers.
      The Doctor: It's okay, it's okay...
      Clara: Arrgh, you're like one of those guys who can't go out with a girl unless his mother approves.
      The Doctor: It's important to me you get along. I could leave you two alone together.
      Clara: Now you're creeping me out.

    • Bram: How big is this baby?
      The Doctor: Picture the biggest ship you've ever seen. Are you picturing it?
      Bram: Yeah.
      The Doctor: Good. Now forget it. Because this ship is infinite.

    • The Doctor: Don't get into a spaceship with a madman. Didn't anybody ever teach you that?

    • Clara: Why do you have zombie creatures? Good guys do not have zombie creatures! Rule one of storytelling.

    • Gregor: All right, all right, look. A deal's a deal, you got the girl back. Now cancel the self-destruct.
      The Doctor: Ah. Ah. Ha. You know, I've got to tell you, I won't be needing you in my quiz team.
      Gregor: What?
      The Doctor: There is no self-destruct! Hey? Hey? Hey? Had you going there, boys, didn't I? I just wiggled a few buttons, yeah. The old "wiggly button" trick. And the face, you've got to do the face. "Save her or we all die." I thought I rushed it a bit, but...
      Tricky: So you're telling us we're safe?
      The Doctor: Ish. Apart from the monsters and the TARDIS reinventing the architecture every five minutes.

    • The Doctor: Right. You lot wait here. I'll check and see if it's safe. We can only survive for a minute or two in there.
      Clara: Umm, what happens if we stay longer?
      The Doctor: Our cells would liquify and our skin will start to burn.
      Clara: I always feel so good after we've spoken.
      The Doctor: Marvelous. Keep this door shut.
      Clara: That will not be a problem.

    • The Doctor: I need to know if you feel safe. I need to know you're not afraid.
      Clara: Of?
      The Doctor: The future. Running away with a spaceman in a box. Anything could happen to you.
      Clara: That's what I'm counting on. Push the button.

  • NOTES (2)

    • When Bram opens the TARDIS console, the sound crew uses clips from a variety of episodes:
      - Susan Foreman saying she made up the name TARDIS, from "An Unearthly Child"
      - The Third Doctor telling Jo that the TARDIS is dimensionally transcendental, from "The Colony in Space"
      - The Fourth Doctor saying transdimensional engineering is a key Time Lord discovery, from "The Robots of Death."
      - The Eleventh Doctor calling the TARDIS "You sexy thing," and Idis asking if that's her name, from "The Doctor's Wife"
      - Amy saying "We're in space!" from "The Beast Below"
      - The Ninth Doctor saying that Genghis Khan's hordes couldn't break into the TARDIS, from "Rose"
      - The Fifth Doctor complaining to the Tenth Doctor about his changing the desktop theme, from "Time Crash"
      - Martha Jones commenting on how the TARDIS appears to be made from wood, from "Smith and Jones"
      - Ian Chesterton commenting on a police box in a junkyard, from "An Unearthly Child"

    • International Airdates:
      UK: April 27, 2013 on BBC1
      Australia: April 28, 2013 on ABC1