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So as you might have guessed by the title of this episode and the photo above, there are indeed female Ice Warriors! A historical footnote - this is the first time in Doctor Who‘s history that any of the major monsters from the classic series have been shown to have two genders (and a female gender at that). And no I’m not counting the female Cybermen in Rise of the Cybermen and Doomsday since they are really turned into Cybermen rather than Cyberwomen (and the less said about the unfinished Cyberwoman in the Torchwood episode of the same name the better - also not counting it since that isn’t in Doctor Who itself).

But never mind technical arguments about obscure continuity facts - what did you think of the latest Mark Gatiss-authored episode of Doctor Who? How about that new Ice Warrior gun effect - a handy tool for packing up your clothes for when you are moving house or going on vacation? What’s going on with Missy? And how cool was it to see a certain character for the first time since h1974? Please let us know in the comments section below.

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The Silurians didn’t have two genders originally, did they?

Though the Empress reminded me of the Borg Queen.  I assume it’s because of the hive thing (though neither are insects.)  But if it’s the hive with the queen, there should only be one male and the rest female.

I actually squeed and clapped when I saw Alpha Centauri. And I was alone in the living room. I love being unspoiled.

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Posted by Clay Anderson  on  06/13  at  04:41 AM

I was worried the Ice Queen sounded a little too much like the Racnoss when I first heard her speak on previews. However, she turned out to be much more nuanced than I feared.

This was an enjoyable episode, one I preferred to the let-down that was “The Lie of the Land”.

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