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11.7 - Kerblam!

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Reviewed By: The31stWAHReview Date: 4/14/19 5:04 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The closest thing in Series 11 to a "comedic" episode, this is still quite dark and features a couple rather grisly deaths. The message is rather muddled, but I believe the author was going for a "between the head and the hand is the heart" moral regarding automatoon and technology. In the end, we can't trust "the system" completely but we can't simply blow it up either. That's a decent enough bottom line: it just gets a little lost in the shuffle. I've seen this episode condemned for both being too anti-capitalist and too pro-capitalist.

This is still one of the best episodes of the season, though. It has a brisk pace, everyone gets something to do, and we get some good character bits, particularly with Ryan and Graham. I seem to be one of the few Whovians who actually likes this amount of companions, even if the show hasn't quite figured out the best way to use it yet. The Doctor now gets to be a kind of team captain, a role she likes that fits her need to avoid her loneliness. Whittaker has some funny lines, but the biggest LOL goes to Twirly, who owes a lot to Talkie Toaster. In a season of earnest stories, kudos to the production team for having the guts to do something this grimly entertaining.
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Reviewed By: thisoldcanReview Date: 1/22/19 2:31 pm
1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A thinly-veiled, pro-corporations episode. Jodie continues to be a highlight, though mainly due to the frankly dull performances of the rest of the cast. The writing is all over the place, trying, and failing, to capture the more whimsical spirit of the Eleventh Doctor's era, as it delivers a story that largely boils down to, "Amaz-I mean Kerblam! is great, isn't it!". The plot was contrived and painful to hear, taking far too long to set up an ultimately lackluster finale. Much of the story's emotional moments felt contrived and disingenuous, causing the story, as a whole, to fall flat. The effects are much improved for this episode though, and the design of the Kerblam! Man is well done.
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Reviewed By: PilordeReview Date: 12/17/18 8:29 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A more "classic" episode, with a murder mystery and the Doctor investigating. The ending surprised me, it was very enjoyable but not memorable.
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Reviewed By: Cixelsyd23Review Date: 12/7/18 6:27 pm
1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Doctor endorses big corporations that treat employees terribly because she likes getting fancy packages. The villain is the worker. His love interest is fridged and the Doctor barely blinks, despite losing it when someone is mean to the same character earlier in the episode. The Doctor as corporate tool. I’m all for the show doing different things, but this violated the show’s ethos so much, it may be the worst story of the new series.

That’s despite being entertaining and fun for a lot of the episode, mind.