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  • Publication: The Guardian
  • Date: 2015-09-20
  • Author: Euan Ferguson
  • Page: The New Review, p. 32
  • Language: English

While the Time Lord has us fumbling for our moral compass, an inspector finds his too easily and solve the logically implicit paradox of time-travel: challenges not noticeably muscled up to most weeks by The X Factor or, for that matter, Question Time.

'Immense fun… and the Doctor never looked better': Peter Capaldi in the new Doctor Who.

It came, of course, dressed in immense fun and charm, and the Doctor never looked better, particularly when on the last day of his existence (or is it?), indulging a long-held desire to invade a medieval banquet, perched on a tank, playing thrash-metal guitar. Peter Capaldi looked as if he'd seldom had more fun since childhood. Sadly, I've always found Daleks as troubling as a field of damp goats. Far more scary – terrifying, actually – were the handmines. Hands, groping from the mud. And the very idea of "suicide moons".

It grew blood-dark towards the end, and cliffhanger: both Clara and the Tardis apparently annihilated. Our Doctor has a huge decision to make. But most troubling was the simple assertion that "compassion is wrong", mainly because it can resonate, with such a lazy and an easy chime, with otherwise diffident, right-thinking people.

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