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Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio (2016 Christmas Special) (2016)

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Critic Consensus: "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" is a welcome return of Doctor Who after a year's absence, with the added fun of seeing Steven Moffat take a heroic swing at his version of a Superman story.

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The hit BBCA series will return on Christmas day as the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, teams up with an investigative journalist, played by Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall, The Player) and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat.

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Peter Capaldi
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It was comforting and heartfelt, especially with the nods to the Doctor mourning his wife. It felt like the grounding transition we needed for the new adventures that will come in Season 10.

December 27, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

[O]utside of that strange overwrought scheme, this episode was perfect for the holidays and a happy return after a solid year lacking new Doctor Who stories.

January 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The Return of Doctor Mysterio is a delicious mash-up of Doctor Who, Christopher Reeve's Superman and Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man, condensed into an hour that never drags.

November 12, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The Return of Doctor Mysterio was surprisingly fun and ... we don't know any other word to describe it but "palatable," which sounds like a backhanded compliment but isn't meant as one.

June 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Here we are with The Return of Doctor Mysterio, and while I'm not ready to add it to the regular set in my house, it's decidedly not bad.

May 9, 2017 | Full Review…

The poetic way it rolls off his tongue is reason enough for it to become an established part of Doctor Who canon.

November 9, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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