Doctor Who: Season 10, Episode 6

Carnival of Monsters: Episode Two (3 Feb. 1973)

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The Doctor and Jo attempt to find a way out of the Scope but, when Vorg attempts to entertain the Minorans, the crew of the Bernice suddenly become a lot more dangerous.



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The Doctor and Jo attempt to find a way out of the Scope but, when Vorg attempts to entertain the Minorans, the crew of the Bernice suddenly become a lot more dangerous.

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Carnival of Mixed Results
16 October 2014 | by (South Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

Review of all 4 episodes:

The ideas for this story are very good with plenty of interesting and exciting elements. It is not fully successful in presenting these ideas so instead of a great story it becomes an average one. The mixture of good and not so good balances out each episode as decent but not outstanding. The third episode is a little less enjoyable as its less impressive elements are more to the fore. The other 3 episodes are very satisfactory but could have been great with a little more cleverness in the presentation.

The story involves The Doctor having been given back his power to travel through space and time unhindered by the Time Lords. He and Jo then find the TARDIS has landed aboard the S.S. Bernice, an early 20th Century ship but finding that events keep repeating in a loop. Meanwhile we see a pair of travelling entertainers arriving on a distant planet in the future where they encounter a hostile reception from the ruling class of alien beings. These two seemingly unconnected story lines are revealed to be very much linked.

The interest of the two apparently unrelated story lines and the mysterious repeating of events aboard the ship are a great idea and the script is very good. Sadly the slightly pantomime style appearance and actions of the travelling entertainers is a let down as are some of the design aspects throughout the story. The alien beings two classes both look pretty unconvincing and also provide a strangely unresolved moral element as the seemingly cruel oppression of the servant beings is inexplicably ignored. These faults stop the adventure from reaching its potential but there is still good material to make it a decent story overall.

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