Doctor Who

The long game (2005)

About this episode

This episode was first broadcast on May 7, 2005. It was written by Russell T Davies and directed by Brian Grant. The showrunner was Russell T Davies.

Plot summary

The Doctor, Rose and Adam go where the news is being made.


The good news:

Ah. Well, yes, there's where the bad news comes in. A build-up to what, exactly? Let's put it this way:

Viewed from a more meta level the story isn't either scathing or amusing enough to work as satire, and the science doesn't even make it past the extremely low believability threshold of a Doctor Who science fiction story. To name some of the bigger problems (and I feel rather silly for doing this):

And a couple of more general questions raised by the plot:

The bottom line

Quite good, actually.

All build-up, no payoff.

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