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  • Fairly “meh” episode. Not utter rubbish on the level of "Love and Monsters" or "Kill the Moon" as other people suggest, but not anything to write home about either.

    On the other hand, I think i’ve figured out the optimum Who watching strategy to not get overly disappointed with “meh” episodes. Episodes must be watched near midnight, midweek, when you should be asleep but are instead a little bit tipsy. It’s easier to overlook the flaws and have a good time after a couple drinks.*

    What are your strategies to mitigate Doctor Who dissapointment (doctorpointment? Dissawhoment?).

    * Drink responsibly and only if 18+.

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    • I quite enjoyed this episode but I agree it was nothing special. For some reason, I found its atmosphere reminded me of the Fourth Doctor's era: a touch of Douglas Adams silliness, maybe -- though Adams wrote better than that.

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    • I quite enjoyed it. It was an episode that managed to have a large amount of unique one-episode characters (except maybe the one that died at the beginning, he was plain bad imo - but he was only there at the start so it doesn't matter all that much). Even though some characters felt less interesting than others, none of them were actually bad. Aside from that it also got the silly and fun tone right, unlike last week's episode, which didn't know how to balance horror with lightheartedness with Yaz's family.


      My initial reaction to the Pting was disappointment, but now I realise it would have been much more disappointing to have any other kind of creature take its place. Adorable yet still felt like a real threat.

      In his early episodes of Who, I remember Chibnall would sometimes try to create tension with a countdown, much like that system of three strikes in this episode. It feels forced, uninteresting and in general it's just a lazy way to try and create tension that doesn't really contribute to the plot. Apart from that I'm still pretty positive about this story.

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    • Eh... I’m really feeling apathetic about this Series so far. I’m really not liking this, even when Doctor Who has been bad before it’s NEVER induced this level of utter apathy in me. Oh well, the next episode looks good - and is written by somebody other than Chibnall!

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    • Imamadmad wrote: What are your strategies to mitigate Doctor Who dissapointment (doctorpointment? Dissawhoment?).

      To fire Chibnall.

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    • NightmareofEden wrote:

      Imamadmad wrote: What are your strategies to mitigate Doctor Who dissapointment (doctorpointment? Dissawhoment?).

      To fire Chibnall.

      I'll go one better than that .

      Step 1 - Fire Chibnall .

      Step 2 - Hire the TARDIS .

      The TARDIS has all of time and space to pick the best stories to tell and Chibnall hasn't .

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    • 2001:8003:2E70:7B00:DD77:46D2:C401:7D0F wrote:
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      The TARDIS has all of time and space to pick the best stories to tell and Chibnall hasn't .

      True -- but (judging by past performance) the TARDIS would pick the stories she thinks we need to see, not the ones we want to see.

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