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11.2 - The Ghost Monument

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Reviewed By: TheGreenOneReview Date: 2/12/19 11:19 pm
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This was the low point of Series 11 for me. The plot is meandering and seemingly doesn't know where it's going, the episode constantly throws new ideas at you but doesn't seem to want to work any of them out, and the resolution is very haphazard and rushed to say the least. The teasing of the Stenza as a big threat also just feels useless and like a waste of valuable time, especially after watching the whole series and knowing that it really doesn't serve much of a purpose.

The actors do the best they can with this material, and occasionally there is some fun to be had in this episode, like the Venusian aikido reference. All in all though, this episode feels like a huge miss, and it's a shame that a great first episode was followed up by the lowest point of the season.
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Reviewed By: alfster88Review Date: 1/22/19 12:04 am
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The problem with Ghost Monument is that it does nothing the first episode shouldn't have done. The Doctor getting her TARDIS and the team deciding to travel is literally the only purpose of the episode, which would be fine...if you had a longer run of episodes and a better plot.

The opening to this episode is strong. Despite the ridiculousness of the companions floating in space, their rescue and subsequent adventure down to the planet is a thrilling one. It is everything from this point that fundamentally fails.

Even though we are told what a perilous voyage it shall be to reach the Ghost Monument, the actual journey itself consists of a boring boat ride and little to nothing else. Seriously, what was the danger here?

The resolution of the episode is also absurd and Chekhov would be rolling in his grave if he ever saw a Chibnall script. The second you are introduced to a cigar that serves no purpose in the current scene you know that it will be relevant to the resolution. ALSO, how is that cigar a good idea? Can anyone click and light it? Sounds awfully dangerous.

This one was a big miss for me. At the end of the episode, nothing has happened and we are in the place we should have been at after episode 1. A complete waste of time.
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Reviewed By: XxDachshundxX Review Date: 1/11/19 3:57 am
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First time I watched The Ghost Monument...well, I hated it. I thought the plot was loose and it didn't build up to a genuine climax.
Maybe it has to do with Matthew Purchase's amazing artwork for this story, but I slowly turned my opinion around. I now view it as sort of a 'curator's egg', a funny little story that exists and doesn't do much besides that.
Basically, I now love it.
I believe we need to get more aliens planets and ignore Earth for a bit, and now we have. We get a really cool journey on a planet called Desolation.
Angstrom and Epzo are cool characters. They don't really do much, but they're played well by Shaun Dooley and Susan Lynch, so that doesn't bother me.
Visuals are amazing, really excellent. They're the best the show has ever had.
My only problems are show-don't-tell, the Stenza references and I wish there was more of a climax. But to be honest, I think this story is pretty good.
Originally 5/10
6.5/10 rounded up to 7/10
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Reviewed By: PilordeReview Date: 12/17/18 8:21 am
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Again, the strong part of the episodes are the visual and the characterization of the new companions - and the Doctor herself.