There's a bit of hype surrounding this episode as it sees the return of the Ice Warriers, one of writer Mark Gatiss' favourite Doctor Who villains. I'll be honest, I haven't seen them in action, but I was excited to see the submarine regardless. The pressure underwater is ramped up, so throw in a manic Doctor and who knows what will happen! The official BBC blurb says: "On a Russian submarine in 1983, a frozen alien warrior is waking up, just as the TARDIS materialises." Excellent timing, Doctor.

89 responses

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 16:22

    Hi all

    Looking forward to this, can't go wrong with Mark gatiss.

  • Christine13/04/2013 at 16:31

    Looking forward to this, can't go wrong with Mark gatiss.

    Am intrigued to see the Ice Warriors after all the fuss.

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 16:40

    Am intrigued to see the Ice Warriors after all the fuss.

    I hope they have been defrosted well. I am expecting at least three cold based puns.

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 16:49

    Evening all.

    Am intrigued to see the Ice Warriors after all the fuss.

    We've watched them back in their original episodes on Virgin :)

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 16:57

    I have my honey and lemon, i;m ready.

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 16:58

    I've some things baking and they're taking too long!!

  • Christine13/04/2013 at 16:59

    I've some things baking and they're taking too long!!

    I have bread dough rising and it's taking aaaages.

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 16:59

    I have bread dough rising and it's taking aaaages.

    What type of bread are you making?

  • Christine13/04/2013 at 17:00

    What type of bread are you making?

    Just normal white stuff. I'm still too rubbish at it to experiment.

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:01

    everyone else is baking and I'm sititng here sniffling like a poor puppy

  • Christine13/04/2013 at 17:01

    I have my honey and lemon, i;m ready.

    Bless you. The early start can't have helped.

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:02

    Bless you. The early start can't have helped.

    the things we do for F1!

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:02

    Ohhh I've just got the title's pun.

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 17:02

    Just normal white stuff. I'm still too rubbish at it to experiment.

    I do love baking our own bread :) Even if it's just a good bloomer.

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 17:03

    Anyone noticed any arc-words yet?

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:03

    here we go!

  • Christine13/04/2013 at 17:03

    Submarine!

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:03

    It is not yellow, damn.

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:04

    it's always a good time for Ultravox

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 17:05

    Cos freeing whatever it is is a good idea!!

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:05

    Oh blimey, he's happy.

  • Christine13/04/2013 at 17:06

    That was ever so slightly Casualty, in that as soon as he lit the blow torch... you knew what was going to happen :)

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:06

    That was good timing.

  • Christine13/04/2013 at 17:08

    The Doctor knows how to pilot a submarine? Does this count as another means of transport? :)

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:08

    See, blowtorches help parking.

  • Christine13/04/2013 at 17:08

    See, blowtorches help parking.

    :)

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 17:08

    Do you recognise the Captain? I think he played Father Octavius in Crash of the Byzantine.

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:09

    It's the 80s everything's bigger!

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 17:10

    Brilliantly original looking enemy :D

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:11

    IT'S NOT A MAMMOTH

  • Christine13/04/2013 at 17:11

    5,000 years sounds like my kind of nap.

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:12

    Wow, and I thought Fry being frozen for 1,000 years was bad enough

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:12

    Well, that's over and done with!

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 17:12

    Well, that's over and done with!

    Tea anyone?

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:13

    They sound like Bale's Batman with a cold

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 17:13

    Being frozen in ice will do that to you.

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:15

    They have their own babelfish!

  • Christine13/04/2013 at 17:15

    "Am I speaking Russian?"

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:16

    Mum: he's (beard man) that what'shisname from that thing, he is

    So there we have it

  • Mr C13/04/2013 at 17:16

    attacking someone with a cattle prod whilst standing in an inch of water doesn't seem like a smart move.

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:16

    Ah, she has clarified that excellent notification with thing being Games of Thrones

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 17:16

    Captain = Liam Cunningham

  • Christine13/04/2013 at 17:16

    It's a marvellous beard.

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:17

    Random thought: Clara looks like Christina Ricci

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 17:18

    Funky salute

  • Christine13/04/2013 at 17:20

    They put him in the torpedo room?

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:20

    He spooks me out.

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 17:20

    They put him in the torpedo room?

    The Doctor will win, just makes the fight more interesting :S

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:20

    Woooaah.

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 17:21

    You went what?

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 17:22

    Others?

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:22

    Clara's like someone starting a new job

  • Christine13/04/2013 at 17:24

    The noise reminds me of the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park.

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:24

    "It's me, Mr Ice Warrior!"

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 17:24

    Will Stepashin be the first to die?

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:25

    He just wants a cuddle.

  • Christine13/04/2013 at 17:25

    He just wants a cuddle.

    Scalp massage.

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 17:27

    Awww - an assistant who doesn't know about 'recent' history cos she is too young.

  • Mr C13/04/2013 at 17:27

    heheeheh!!!

  • Christine13/04/2013 at 17:27

    A shell suit. Well, it is the 80s.

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:27

    Later,

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:28

    Yeah, those lovable cuddly polar bears

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 17:28

    That would work, if this was Pinnochio

  • Christine13/04/2013 at 17:31

    There was a bit of running along corridors there.

  • Mr C13/04/2013 at 17:31

    clara debrief.

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 17:32

    clara debrief.

    Will she be tweeting telemetry later to go with it?

  • Christine13/04/2013 at 17:32

    It's in the walls, like Alien.

  • Mr C13/04/2013 at 17:32

    Will she be tweeting telemetry later to go with it?

    post show transcript.

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:34

    Midge Ure got Clara!

  • Christine13/04/2013 at 17:35

    Remote control armour!

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 17:35

    RC armour!!

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:36

    Its like Wallace and Gromit with the trousers

  • Christine13/04/2013 at 17:38

    Second episode in a row he's willing to sacrifice himself.

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:38

    Oooook then.

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 17:38

    Second episode in a row he's willing to sacrifice himself.

    Plot-arc?

  • Christine13/04/2013 at 17:39

    Plot-arc?

    I was really hoping it would be the motorbikes. :)

  • Mr C13/04/2013 at 17:39

    she knows this.. how?

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 17:40

    she knows this.. how?

    She has lived and will live many parallel lives it seems. Something must bleed through.

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:41

    I'm super confused now.

  • Christine13/04/2013 at 17:41

    I'm super confused now.

    Yea, I think I missed something.

  • Christine13/04/2013 at 17:42

    I bet it's chilly out there after they've been soaked for ages.

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:43

    Ah.

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 17:43

    South Pole, that's about as far away as you can get

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:43

    I'm not entirely sure I understood that episod

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:44

    Next week appears to be a ghost story!

  • Mr C13/04/2013 at 17:44

    South Pole, that's about as far away as you can get

    they'll be finding some stickers...

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/pole-position

  • Will^13/04/2013 at 17:44

    I'm not entirely sure I understood that episod

    Which bit?

  • Lukeh13/04/2013 at 17:45

    Which bit?

    The last 15 minutes or so. I think my froze brain over.

  • Christine13/04/2013 at 17:48

    I may watch the last bit again, enjoyed the change of pace again though.