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4.0 out of 5 stars fluxus!, 23 Sep 2009
This review is from: Doctor Who - The Twin Dilemma [DVD] [1984] (DVD)
A little like ardent fans of ace Manchester institution, 'The Fall', Dr Who enthusiasts can appear a joyless, judgemental lot when discussing their addiction in public.
Is 'Twin Dilemma' as awful as they, in high church mode, would claim? Colin Baker gives a spirited, commited performance as a doctor in transition, unstable and unreliable. Yes the, gastropods are a little silly. But like rep theater, panto and, yes, the Fall, Docor Who is always the same, always different. Thoroughly entertaining!
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Initial post: 23 Sep 2009 21:36:29 BDT
Langella says:
Wow! What an insightful and succint review. Level-headed too - love your analogy with 'The Fall'! Mark E. Smith for the 12th Doctor anyone? Seriously, some reviews on here quite miss the point - yours is just refreshing! Cheers, mate!

Posted on 3 Oct 2009 16:22:11 BDT
horrace says:
You can't expect to give this particular story 4 stars and not expect to be challanged.

Maybe the Who fans you claim are "joyless" are so because you talked to them about this story.

Or maybe it's because you are out of sync with most who fans :
* This story was voted very bottom in the Dr Who Mag survey of all Who by 6700 Who fans.
* Also, every age group in the same survey voted this very bottom story.
* Those who became fans since the new RTD Who also voted this very bottom in the same survey.
* It was also very bottom in the previous Dr Who Mag survey of all Who.

And it's also loathed by SciFi fans in general as evidenced by reviews in general Sci-Fi mags.

Talk to Who fans about Genesis of the Daleks, City of Death, The 3 Doctors, The Doctor Dances etc. you might get a different reaction !

Posted on 27 Mar 2011 18:40:49 BDT
Have to agree 100% with Horrace on this one, in every way, it does not deserve 4 stars rating it one behind the classics it makes no sense this is the story that almost killed the show for good everything that was wrong with the show came to the surface, I could go on but I would just repeat what other fans have said

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Mar 2013 20:42:18 GMT
R. Shore says:
The Twin Dilemma also causes another problem. It ended a season and left viewers with a very very bad taste in their mouth and in the process give Colin Baker a very very bad reputation which he never recovered from. You don't take a new character in this case The Doctor himself and make him totally unpalatable to the public. Is it the worst Dr Who story?. Good contender but my vote goes to either "Paradise Towers" ,"Warriors from the Deep" and the new series episode "Love and Monsters". Is there a worst moment in TV history that Ingrid Pitt trying to drop kick a Pantomime horse?. Suddenly "Brain, Brain what is Brain" seems like a masterclass in acting.

Roger Shore
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