Doctor Who #137: The Twin Dilemma

Title: Doctor Who: “The Twin Dilemma
Year: 1984
Network: BBC
Episodes: 4, at 25 minutes; the last story (of 7) from season 21
Creators: Sydney Newman, C.E. Webber, Donald Wilson
Director: Peter Moffatt
Writer: Anthony Steven
Starring: Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant
Music: Ron Grainer (theme); Malcolm Clarke

My reaction
Synopsis: the Doctor’s regeneration has gone horribly wrong, and some kids are kidnapped by evil aliens
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), yesterday
Concept: Indifferent.
Story: Bad.
Characters: Terrible. It introduces Colin Baker’s Doctor; even if the other characters weren’t all crap (and they are), that would be enough to earn a “terrible” rating.
Dialog: Indifferent.
Pacing: Indifferent.
Cinematography: Bad.
Special effects/design: Terrible. Again, it’s the introduction of Colin Baker’s Doctor – the single worst costume in television history.
Acting: Terrible. Really quite remarkably terrible.
Music: Bad.
Subjective Rating: 3/10 (Bad). It’s not completely unwatchable, but any enjoyment to be had comes strictly at the show’s expense.
Objective Rating: 1.0/4 (Bad).


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