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6.5 - The Rebel Flesh

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Reviewed By: MercuryReview Date: 1/23/19 2:11 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This is the first part of a two part story and it ends with a strong cliffhanger. The episode overall is not hugely exciting or outstanding but it is a decent standard story with some very good aspects. The make up effects are very good and the 'gangers' are creepy. They do turn out, as is often the case, to not be as evil or one dimensional as it first may appear. This is a double edged sword as on one hand it lessens the threat and menace of potential villains but on the other hand it adds depth and a thoughtful aspect about what makes us who we are. If this episode was followed by a second part that took the build up to a higher level with a perfectly judged climax then this story would stand up alongside great, fun stories of the past but this episode is not entirely effective in the build up and the second part, in my opinion, is not as good as this one so it ends up a bit flat and disappointing.

Taken on its own there are no major problems with this episode and it has some nice gothic horror aspects harking back to the classics stories of years gone by but this potential for a scary horror episode do not come fully to fruition. One or two characters, one or two plot elements and one or two bits of dialogue feel a bit underwhelming in some ways compared to how thrilling they could have been. Occasionally I feel it is not fully thought through. However, it is still solid and pretty enjoyable so I rate this part as 7.5/10.

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Reviewed By: ordalyaReview Date: 10/8/18 9:37 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

I honestly do not understand why this two-part story gets such average or below average ratings. Personally, it's one of my all-time favorites, with plenty of hidden little gems and emotional highs.

The plot is enjoyable and has several nice twists. There are, perhaps, a few skips and holes in it as well, but then that's nothing new for this era. (By the way, kudos to anyone who would care to explain to me how on Earth the screwdriver ends up with the Doctor in the room with the acid vat;-) ). On the other hand, the opportunity to explore, what it would be like in any given conflict to have a Doctor on both sides, is high-value and (correct me if I'm wrong) something we haven't seen before or since. The opposite reactions of Amy and Rory to the appearance of the second Doctor, to my mind, also give us an interesting new glimpse into their psyche. And, quite apart from that, the story raises a few interesting moral questions.

Also, first viewing is fun and all, but this story offers a lot more in replay, on both intellectual and emotional level. Many throw-away lines acquire new weight and flavor, once you are confident (and not just guessing) about who's really saying it and why. I'd rather not go into any more detail, so as not to spoil the viewing any more than I already have, but I wholeheartedly recommend giving this story a go... and then a second go:-)