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Doctor Who: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

When a salvage ship attempts to pull the TARDIS aboard when the time vessel's shields are down, an explosion occurs. The Doctor forces the salvage crew to help him find Clara, who is lost somewhere inside his vessel.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 7x10
Airdate: Saturday April 27th, 2013
Special Airtime: 06:35 pm

Alternate Airdates:

US (BBC America) Apr 27, 2013
Australia Apr 28, 2013
CA (SPACE) Apr 28, 2013

Guest Stars
Sarah Louise MadisonSarah Louise Madison
As Time Zombie
Ruari MearsRuari Mears
As Time Zombie
Paul KaseyPaul Kasey
As Time Zombie
Ashley WaltersAshley Walters
As Gregor Van Baalen
Mark Oliver (2)Mark Oliver (2)
As Bram Van Baalen
Jahvel HallJahvel Hall
As Tricky (Tricky Van Baalen)
Main Cast
Matt Smith (3)Matt Smith (3)
As The Eleventh Doctor


In deep space, the two Van Baalen brothers—Gregor and Bram--are aboard their cargo freighter. Tricky, their android, is making repairs, while Gregor and Bram sleep. An incoming salvage message lights up and Bram wakes up to check it out while Gregor continues sleeping. It's nothing but floating garbage and Tricky complains about the boredom. He wonders if Gregor will order them back, but Bram insists that they're equal partners and Gregor isn't in command...

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Episode Quotes
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 Van Baalen: How big is this baby?
The Doctor: Picture the biggest ship you've ever seen. Are you picturing it?
Bram Van Baalen: 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 Van Baalen: 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 Van Baalen: 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.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerSteven Moffat  |  Caroline Skinner
ProducerMarcus Wilson
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