Doctor Who #119: Kinda

Title: Doctor Who“Kinda”
Year: 1982
Network: BBC
Episodes: 4, at 25 minutes each; the third story (of seven) from season nineteen
Creators: Sydney Newman, C.E. Webber, Donald Wilson
Director: Peter Grimwade
Writer: Christopher Bailey
Starring: Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Matthew Waterhouse
Music: Ron Grainer (theme); Peter Howell
I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), yesterday
Synopsis: would-be imperialists lose their minds

My reaction
Concept:1/4 (Bad) I don’t think I even know what the concept is. Something to do with our inner inter-dimensional snake demons.
Story:0/4 (Terrible)
Characters:3/4 (Good)
Dialog:1/4 (Bad)
Pacing:2/4 (Indifferent)
Cinematography:1/4 (Bad)
Special effects/design:2/4 (Indifferent)
Acting:2/4 (Indifferent)
Music:2/4 (Indifferent)
Subjective Rating: 5/10 (Indifferent, 2/4 (Indifferent)). Nothing ends up working at all, but it seemed very promising in the beginning. Some nice ideas – sadly, the complete lack of coherent storytelling means none of them have any relation to each other or to anything else. Strangely not-un-entertaining, considering the size of its problems.
Objective Rating (Average):1.6/4 (Eh)


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