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November 25th, 2023 34 comments

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Doctor Who The Star Beast BBC1 6.30pm

The Doctor is caught in a fight to the death as a spaceship crash-lands in London. But as the battle wreaks havoc, destiny is converging on the Doctor’s old friend, Donna.



  • The Star Beast 7/10

    December 1st, 2023 - 2:59pm

    Really enjoyed the episode until Donna’s and Rose’s needless anti male sentiment. I’m surprised the 14th Doctor didn’t regenerate back into the 13th Doctor there and then! Added nothing to the story and was misplaced. Men’s mental health is a serious issue, and I don’t wish to see any anti male messaging. We should be treating everyone on a more equal footing. The whole scene was such cringe written rubbish and very tacky.

  • RPG74

    November 29th, 2023 - 10:19pm

    Swore blind I wouldn’t watch this, but caught the first minute after the credits while channel surfing, and thought, what the Hell, keep an open mind why don’t you. Stayed to the end, and, surprisingly, quite liked it. One thing robbed it of greatness though, and no it wasn’t the wokeness (although that was over the top), but David Tennant. I still fundamentally disagree with the degeneration, as a point of principle-once they’re gone they shouldn’t come back-and I resent the idea that Tennant is considered bigger and more important than the franchise so the rules shouldn’t apply to him. I still think this canon breaker could be the final nail in the coffin of the whole thing, but we’ll see.
    Anyways, Mr Open Mind here will give WBY and The Giggle a chance, and definitely give Ncuti a shout at Crimbo.
    One more thing: in that scene where Tennant runs around his new Tardis, did anyone else get teary eyed or was it just me? I don’t even like Ten, but when he started throwing himself around to Gold’s music my eyes were suddenly moist and I’m like What the Hell?, lol.

  • Doctor Stu

    November 29th, 2023 - 9:23pm

    People saying it was dreadful are just like me and haven’t calmed down yet, the non binary male presenting nonsense was utterly pathetic and left such a sour taste in my mouth, fresh off the back of RTD’s ridiculous Davros comments as well but the more I’ve had chance to digest it you’ve got to admit it wasn’t a bad episode. It was a welcome return to Doctor who but with scattered awful moments in there. But now that’s all people and me personally can focus on. Which is why I simply do not understand why companies continue to do this. Have a brilliant story and then have to go back and sprinkle it with claptrap that they KNOW will get them a massive backlash and lose viewers the following week. It’s the tv equivalent of delivering good news and then saying ‘oh and by the way your cats died’ before leaving the room. Hoping people will ride the wave of good news and ignore the bad that you’ve had to sprinkle on top. Yasmin was great, she was great in heartstopper and her trans storyline was fine, people are incorrectly saying people had a problem with that aspect, they didn’t. It was the nonsense non binary resolution to a 15 year storyline and the jab at ‘male presenting’ people. Even if they’d slagged off men I would not have cared but the phrase male presenting is such an executive add on and unnatural line of dialogue placed there PURELY for representation and no narrative reasons at all. When you can see the inclusion meddling, it makes people angry. So it baffles me why people keep doing it and then act surprised when their viewers slump and they get rubbish reviews

  • Doctor Stu

    November 29th, 2023 - 9:11pm

    Not everything is the master, it’ll just be some creature in the new series to make a mini connection.