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Doctor Who Season 36 (10) Review

Alexander is a lifelong viewer of videos and media pertaining to the Stars Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek, and additional movie franchises.

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The Pilot

I enjoyed the change of the atmosphere in this episode. As always, I got a thrill out of seeing Peter Dougan Capaldi play the Doctor again. A fun fact; he's played two other characters in the "Doctor Who" universe. The drama was on point. I loved the acting in this episode. The acting throughout this season was very good.

"It Means Life" From "The Pilot"

Smile

The best part of this episode was how the companion learned to see the Doctor. Capaldi's acting was fantastic, as it always is. It wasn't my favorite episode, but it was still very good. I liked the macabre elements throughout. As an earlier episode in the season, there was much building up that had to be done.

Scene From "Smile"

Thin Ice

The episode was interesting. The computer animation was very good, but I generally prefer practical effects in television and film. The costumes were fun. I really enjoyed the feelings created in the episode.

Knock Knock

I personally loved the story in this episode. I won't give anything away, but there is something of a twist in the ending of this one. The special effects were done very very well in "Knock Knock". The new personalities in the story were entertaining.

Oxygen

Speaking of twists; this episode had a huge one at the very end! The final words of this episode will haunt you. For this reason, this episode is one of my favorites for the season. I won't spoil it, but you're going to love this story.

Extremis

I will give a spoiler alert. There it is. It's nice to finally have seen what happened to the Master - or, perhaps I should write "Missy" as she was then known. As it often is, the ending was the best part of this episode.

The Pyramid At The End Of The World

This story was fascinating. The costumes were truly amazing. There were terrifying creatures; something that wasn't new to the show by far. But, it was done so incredibly well. The drama grew fast. You will hold on to the edge of your seats watching it all unfold. I loved the music incorporated into it all as well.

The Lie Of The Land

There was creepiness, sadness, excitement, and love built into this episode. This story made us think about the possibility of a philosophical mental veil. You will get chills watching this episode.

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Empress Of Mars

Another spoiler alert should be given. It's just awesome to have seen the Ice Warriors make a comeback onto the show. It's also just fascinating how our past was linked with Mars; something that would seem unlikely. Although, unlikely events have been common on the show, and they have given it much of its charm. I liked the application of practical special effects here. I could not stress that enough. I was in love with the story, the effects, and the show's very long continuity.

The Eaters Of Light

It was nice to have seen more of Missy. I've loved her, and the actress' portrayal of the villain. It was also nice to have seen a fairly accurate portrayal of Roman sexuality. That was a highlight. The Celtic spice that was added to the episode made for a very tasty watch.

World Enough And Time

If you've made it this far, know that there will be spoilers. This has been one of my favorite episodes in the show's long history. The return of Mondasian cybermen was amazing. The cybermen have been around since the 1960's on our screens, and to have seen a very old costume brought back (even if not perfectly, but there are so many models of the creatures...) to life was incredible. An older variation of the Master (one of my favorites as well) returned. There was also a wonderful reference to the unproduced episode "Genesis of the Cybermen". This showed us that the writers really cared about the shows many fans, and for its history. This episode essentially served the same purpose as "Genesis of the Cybermen" would have.

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The Doctor Falls

This episode had one of the best speeches in "Doctor Who" history. Again, the effects were great. There were so many good pieces to this story. It was almost surprising how much was packed into this episode.

"Where I Fall" Speech

Conclusion

I obviously loved this season. Tell me what you thought below, and be sure to rate this season.

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Comments

Alexander James Guckenberger (author) from Maryland, United States of America on October 16, 2020:

John Hansen,

I think you'll like it!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on October 16, 2020:

I hadn’t seen this season for various reasons, so I have some catching up to do. Your review made me regret having missed I even more. Hopefully I can start catching up soon.