In 2049, The Doctor, Clara, and student Courtney Woods find themselves on the moon. Something is horribly wrong. Now, the fate of the moon lies in the hands of Clara Oswald. Destroy it and yourselves to save Earth?, or let it live and risk the ultimate destruction of the Human race?
Just because Doctor Who is science-fantasy (like Star Wars) rather than science-fiction (like Star Trek) doesn't mean it doesn't have to make sense. Nothing in this episode makes sense. It consists entirely of incredibly clumsy, half-written hand-waving to set up a dramatic decision that is itself nonsense but sounds good as long as you don't think about it, and coincidentally clearly establishes that the main characters are stupid and insane. The Doctor has always been somewhat morally ambiguous, but setting him up as essentially a sociopathic moron doesn't sit well, even if he does get taken to task for it - we know he's going to be back and we're just going to have to live with what he is now, and there doesn't seem to be much of an out for Capaldi's Doctor to resume his position as an essentially likable protagonist.
Not only is "Kill the Moon" easily the worst episode of New Who, including the one about farting aliens, it's possibly one of the worst scripts that has ever been written for television. The production is good, the talented cast do what they can with the inane nonsense they're given, but none of it is enough to do more than put some glitter on a dog turd.
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