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Best episode of Series 3,
This review is from: The Cannibalists (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Doctor Who: the Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Audio CD)
This episode hits all the buttons for me - it has a decent cast (as usual) thought Phil Jupitus is not easily recognised under the voice processing; good production (as ever, though this really feels set on a space station (much as Wirrn Dawn sounded 'right')), good story and nice angles.
The story concerns a space station which has never been inhabited, and over time the robots degenerate into tribes ranging from the Assemblers (old intellectual robots) to the Cannibalists (the rogues that go round scavenging other robots for spare parts). Naturally the Doctor and Lucie fall into the 'hands' of the latter and eventually have to face up to some revelations as to the history of the station, and sacrifice their one ally for the greater good.
This and the fact that the Cannibalists are straight out of Dickens!
What's more we have robot poetry as well!
A tour de force!