From the superfans, to the casual viewer, to the brand-new to the program, there are challenges in keeping interest in the Doctor Who franchise strong during an indeterminate filming hiatus, and an ever-changing set of access points to aired content.
Tommy the thaw-and-refreeze soldier gets a first date with Tosh and one last swing at Owen before being asked to save Cardiff…and the world.
Season 17 had its peaks and valleys, and it’s rather unfortunate that the final story to Douglas Adams’ tenure as story editor (as well as a number of other ‘final moments’) was squarely in the middle of the plains.
The Doctor may have known Shakespeare, but our attempts to play a trivia game with Whovian Limericks would have the Bard seeking an unhealthy dose of retcon.
With the team now working more effectively and completely than any time in Season 1, we’re handed a rather overt, at times obvious investigation into a crime that could have led to more, but didn’t.