'Doctor Who' Season 7 episode 8 review: 'Cold War' reintroduces the Ice Warriors

If last week's "Doctor Who" was all about Clara discovering the wonders of space and time travel (with a few demonstrations of bravery thrown in), "Cold War" was a reminder that traveling with the Doctor can also be dangerous -- even deadly.Of course, that was a lesson the Victorian era Clara found out far too soon. And even though Oswin never technically traveled with the Doctor, she certainly knew the dangers of alien creatures. Now 21st Century Clara does too, but quickly proved capable of overcoming her fears. Going face to face with an Ice Warrior -- only to discover it abandoned its armor and is running loose -- is scary business, but the thrill of saving the world validates the risk.Writer Mark Gatiss smartly used the Cold War setting to reintroduce a classic "Who" villain yet to be seen in the show's 21st Century format: Martian military race the Ice Warriors. In that...



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