My one paragraph, instant reaction to this week’s DOCTOR WHO.
Like The Fourth Doctor series ‘The Robots of Death’ only rubbish-er! This felt like the weakest of the series so far. The satire was half-hearted, the plot was so-so, the jokes were poor, the effects are going to age really badly and that’s all before getting to the ‘ghost in the machine’ idea, which was so under-developed as to leave me scratching my head and saying ‘huh’ at the end. To be fair I didn’t guess whodunnit and the bit with the fez made me smile, but in a series I’ve largely enjoyed this was an episode which provoked more irritation than anything else. But then Mrs Jameson liked it and the consensus on Twitter (which I appreciate is not a scientific measure) seems to have enjoyed ‘Kerblam!”, so maybe I’m just in a grumpy mood today. Next week though is already really speaking to me.
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