Hedgewick's World of Wonders was once the greatest theme park in the galaxy, but it's now the dilapidated home to a shabby showman, a chess playing dwarf and a dysfunctional army platoon. ...
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Hedgewick's World of Wonders was once the greatest theme park in the galaxy, but it's now the dilapidated home to a shabby showman, a chess playing dwarf and a dysfunctional army platoon. When the Doctor, Clara, Artie and Angie arrive, the last thing they expect is the re-emergence of one of the Doctor's oldest foes. The Cybermen are back! Written by
Neil Gaiman felt that it made sense for the Cybermen to be regularly updated, thinking in terms of how quickly modern technology, like smartphones, was evolving. He also wanted to make the Cybermen more stealthy and spooky, whereas the modern versions had been portrayed as noisy and slow-moving. Gaiman felt that the parallel-universe Cybermen would likely have merged with their counterparts from Mondas, giving him the freedom to conceive a new form of Cyberman which drew upon the best of all of their previous appearances. See more »
While I enjoy most of the Doctor Who episodes, I had two problems with this one. First, as I understood it, the Doctor had promised to return Clara to the home where she watched the family friend's children at a point where her absence wouldn't be perceived by them. Why, then, would they do a search for Clara on the internet and find all that "incriminating" time travel evidence and in such a short time (relative to their sense of time)? Additionally, if the Doctor chose to take them to the most amazing theme park in the galaxy, WHY would he take them to the point in time when it is a no longer operational, dilapidated theme park. One would think, IF he wanted them to have a fun, non-threatening time, he would have taken them to opening day or - if they wanted to avoid the crowds - a year or two before it shut down. Other than those things, I enjoyed it. :-D
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