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8.7 - Kill the Moon

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Reviewed By: LorcanReview Date: 11/18/18 6:19 pm
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One of the worst episodes in doctor whos
history, whoever thought up the idea of the moon being an egg should have been fired and then having it give birth to another moon right after hatching really just breaks any suspension of disbelief and made me audibly sigh while watching.
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Reviewed By: comparestoreReview Date: 10/28/18 10:33 pm
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Doctor Who is a sci-fi show, but when it completely disregards proper science in favour of a "dramatic" story, it just does not make sense. The moon is...an egg? Its weight has been changing? How has the earth not been destroyed by tsunamis? Especially after it hatched? Unicellular organisms that look like spiders and move their limbs and can do stuff? That is not how unicellular organisms work?!

Dodgy science aside the plot is melodramatic as hell and the awkward handling of the pro-life stance leaves a bad taste in my mouth, much like Clara at the end of this episode.
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Reviewed By: AlfredReview Date: 10/12/15 9:49 am
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The hatching of the egg scene at the end stretches the credulity too much. The Doctor's gushing over the amazingness of it all on the beach is reminiscent of the worst of David Tennant and the viewer can see that Capaldi is working extremely hard to try and make something of the weak climax.

The insipid, implausible conclusion of the story is unfortunate as what precedes it is pretty good - up until Clara polls the Earth, anyway.

In contrast with the mediocre drama in the latter stages of the story, the moon sets are a real highlight and the show is worth watching just for the scenery.
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Reviewed By: WreosirReview Date: 9/5/15 1:04 pm
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DOWNS
The entire mood and atmosphere of the story felt...different. Not in a good way.
Boring characters. (The astronauts)
Annoying characters. (Courtney)
The moon isn't the moon.

UPS
Interesting moral arguments were brought up in this story, and neither was either argued to be morally right or wrong.
Clara's outburst at the end added a who;e new dimension to her character, whom up until then I had perceived as completely boring.
The Doctor's opening speech to the astronauts.

All in all, the good aspects of the story barely outweigh the bad ones.