Doctor Who #108: The Horns of Nimon

Title: Doctor Who: “The Horns of Nimon”
Year: 1979-1980
Network: BBC
Episodes: 4, at 25 minutes each; the fifth story (of five or six) from season seventeen
Creators: Sydney Newman, C.E. Webber, Donald Wilson
Director: Kenny McBain
Writer: Anthony Read
Starring: Tom Baker, Lalla Ward
Music: Ron Grainer (theme); Dudley Simpson

My reaction
Synopsis: a would-be war-like planet makes sacrifices to a minotaur-ish alien in exchange for technology
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), yesterday
Concept: Bad.
Story: Bad.
Characters: Indifferent.
Dialog: Good.
Pacing: Indifferent.
Cinematography: Indifferent.
Special effects/design: Bad.
Acting: Bad.
Music: Indifferent.
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay). There are a lot of nice silly bits (this is from Douglas Adams’ season as script editor, and it shows), but otherwise it’s crap.
Objective Rating: 1.7/4 (Eh).


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