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The Horns of Nimon: Part Four 

While the Doctor endeavors to amend putting Romana in great peril, she experiences a foretaste of Skonnos's fate on the ravaged planet Crinoth, and a shocked but undeterred Soldeed gets a glimmer of how he's been used by the Nimon.

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... Doctor Who
... Romana
... Soldeed
Michael Osborne ... Sorak
... Sezom
Janet Ellis ... Teka
Simon Gipps-Kent ... Seth
Robin Sherringham ... Nimon
Bob Appleby ... Nimon
Trevor St. John Hacker ... Nimon
... K9 (voice) (as David Brierley)
Clifford Norgate ... Voice of the Nimons (voice)
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While the Doctor endeavors to amend putting Romana in great peril, she experiences a foretaste of Skonnos's fate on the ravaged planet Crinoth, and a shocked but undeterred Soldeed gets a glimmer of how he's been used by the Nimon.

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12 January 1980 (UK)  »

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This episode was watched by 10.4 million viewers on its original transmission. See more »

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Doctor Who: Well, come on, old girl. There's quite a few millennia left in you yet.
Romana: Thank you, Doctor.
Doctor Who: Not you. The TARDIS.
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S17: Horns of Nimon: Memorable for its silly elements, but unmemorable otherwise
12 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

A mixed season comes to a close, and it is a shame that it does so in some a clunky manner. The plot is based around the story of the minotaur and labyrinth, except put into space, and the minotaur are wearing costume castoffs from the film Slade in Flame. I mention this because the sight of these weird bull creatures, with their massive heads, and odd flare/platform shoe outfits, is one of the few things that really sticks in the mind – a reflection on the rest of the serial.

Outside of the absurd bull characters, the drama is surprisingly dull, and feels dragged out for the sake of filling time. It is hard to describe but even as I was watching it I was struggling to keep track of what was going on – not so much because I am dumb, but rather because I didn't engage at all with what was going on. The elements of the plot that are dropped in are clear, but there is little done with them apart from some place holding, and the search for the usual cliffhangers. It isn't that the serial is awful though, it is just continually silly and uninteresting – with the daft elements actually doing the weaker elements a favor by at least drawing a reaction. The cast are a mix of hammy and disinterested, although at least Baker and Ward seem like they care a bit.

A disappointing end to the season; with it being so mixed I would have liked something stronger to go out on, but it was weak on the page, and not helped by some laughable production design.


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