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The Wheel in Space: Episode 5 

The Cybermen gain control of more members of the Wheel crew and the Doctor realises the only way to stop them is for Jamie and Zoe to make a dangerous space walk.

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The Cybermen gain control of more members of the Wheel crew and the Doctor realises the only way to stop them is for Jamie and Zoe to make a dangerous space walk.

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25 May 1968 (UK)  »

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This episode takes place aboard Space Station W3 in the 21st Century. See more »

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Sean Flannigan: All right, if it is a fight that you are after, I'm your man. Come on. You need a few lessons in the noble and manly arts, me bucko! All right, come on!
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Fun but not entirely Wheel-istic!
17 September 2014 | by (South Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

Review of all 6 episodes:

This is a fun and mostly decent standard production providing tense and exciting Cybermen attacks and the arrival of a good new companion Zoe. (Previous companion Victoria having just left, featuring only in the clip from the end of the preceding episode.)

The plot and some of the science does not all make sense sadly. Some of the science is not as realistic as it could be and the Cybermen's plan is not entirely sensible or believable. It is not nearly as awful as some would have you believe though and the issues certainly do not make it a totally unsuccessful story, they just take the silver sheen off of some of this adventure. It still is mostly solid, entertaining stuff with part 5 the least good.

The Wheel in Space is an enjoyable romp with some excellent elements but it looks weaker by comparison to the truly brilliant stories preceding it in season 5.


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