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7.8 - The Rings of Akhaten

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Reviewed By: doctorwhomoffReview Date: 12/17/15 3:11 pm
0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A flawed masterpiece.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 4/27/15 11:37 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This story has two big things going for it. It's really the only story in the Second Half of Series 7 to offer any exploration of Clara as a person. And it does a great job at that. We see her family history, how she thinks about sentiment, and also her efforts to be an encouraging and good person.

Matt Smith has his best performance of the second half of Series 7 and his really at his best during the Rings of Ahkaten speech. The music is superb and we get introduced to a really alien culture.

On the downside, the resolution is a bit of a disappointment, using a solution that's a bit of a stretch. The show can also seem to be an over-broad critique of religion in general. Still, whatever you think of its message, it is one of the second half's best produced episodes.