A run in with the Doctor at a young age leads Elton to a group who's studying him, they become friends and have a laugh until Victor Kennedy arrives. Suddenly everything becomes more serious then people start disappearing from the group.Written by
I was all cozy when all of a sudden
[windows smash behind him, Elton wakes up abruptly]
There was glass everywhere and I was barefoot! I had to create a rudimentary pulley system just to get to me boots!
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This is not a good episode by Doctor Who's high standards. It is not a terrible episode by the standards of rubbish that make up the vast majority of TV shows though which is something I fell fans should remember when judging episodes of this great show. There are very few episodes I rate even as low as 4/10 let alone any less. The worst TV episodes of this show are still better than a lot of other things on TV! So this is one of the weaker episodes but there are a number of worse episodes of 21st Century Doctor Who and there are still some positives here . There is some reasonable humour and it is a plot that has a bit of an interesting aspect. People who have become followers of the reputation and actions of the Doctor forming a society to track him down and support him then being hijacked by an alien in disguise who absorbs members of the group one by one. It is quite a silly premise in terms of the alien but it is interesting to think about people becoming followers of the Doctor after seeing things he does. Some members of the group are well acted while others are a bit overacted. Peter Kay is a very funny guy and is funny and also quite creepy as Victor before going too over the top when he reveals himself as the Absorbaloff. The stupid name of the alien as well as its design and premise come from a child who won a competition. Sadly it was not lifted above that childish level. The extremely limited appearance of David Tennant in the episode is a real minus as well but it is better for him that he was not very involved as it is an overly cheesy and silly episode. Taken as a bit of fun with a few interesting and creepy moments it is not awful but it is a disappointment for this great show.
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