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4.0 - Voyage of the Damned

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Reviewed By: MercuryReview Date: 3/21/19 2:40 pm
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This is perfectly adequate as a good standard 'filler' episode in a season but is less thrilling than I would ideally like for a Christmas Special. It is fun, has some great humour, some touching pathos, some great acting, some smart dialogue and some decent action. It also though has a few cheesier aspects and an underwhelming villain with a thinner motive than I would like. It just slightly fails to meet expectations when compared to some of the terrific episodes that had dominated the latter half of the preceding season and that would make up most of the following season. However, this is not a poor or even below par episode in my opinion. It is a perfectly solid entertainment with some very good elements and a nice guest role for Kylie Minogue. Bernard Cribbins, Clive Swift, Geoffrey Palmer and Russell Tovey all also shine in support roles. David Tennant is always a pleasure to watch.

Overall - 8/10

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 12/15/16 2:42 am
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A much higher budget than the first two Christmas specials, Voyage of the Damned has a bigger blockbuster feel to it, and there are some truly imaginative moments. The big problem with the story is that behind all the glitz, there's a certain soul-crushing hollowness about it. The story is deeply cynical, but it takes its cynicism over the top with its series of pointless and depressing deaths and at least one depressing survival. Taken together with the weakest motive for trying to destroy the Earth we've seen in Doctor Who and the plot is a bit of a mess.

Overall, there are some enjoyable bits, but this is actually one of the weaker Christmas stories.