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Doctor Who XXXVI/10.2 - Smile

April 22nd, 2017 (08:50 pm)

I've reviewed Smile for Doctor Who Reviews this week.

Also posted at http://sir-guinglain.dreamwidth.org/2017/04/22/doctor-who-smile.html.


Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: April 23rd, 2017 12:25 pm (UTC)

I liked it, but I think the "robots gone wrong" trope is overdone in new Who. This is the fifth time since 2005! I do wonder why no one programmes these robots with safeguards against killing people. The early parts were quite redolent of The Happiness Patrol too, perhaps more forgivably.

Re: chess, knocking over the board is exactly what the fourth Doctor did at the end of The Sun Makers!

I was initially hopeful that The Magic Haddock would be this season's Big Bad, but sadly, no.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: April 23rd, 2017 03:27 pm (UTC)

Good heavens, you are right about The Sun Makers My memory is slipping, or just being selective where the Doctor's character is concerned.

Posted by: cynthia2015 (cynthia2015)
Posted at: April 28th, 2017 12:19 pm (UTC)

Back to CGI monsters please?