This week episode – Orphan 55 – had a mixed reaction on Twitter. The majority of people on social media were positive about the overall message of the programme but didn’t like the delivery of tonight’s episode.
So let’s take a look at what you thought?
A number of people felt it was critical that Doctor Who address climate change
I loved it. Doctor Who has been making environmental awareness episodes for over 40 years so I don’t understand people getting uptight. A solid strong singular episode with great direction, monsters and acting. That speech at the end was the Doctor speaking – all of them!!
— I Macey (@theIanMacey) January 12, 2020
yes doctor who came across preachy and for a bloody good reason, our planet is literally on fire irl and we need to act now
— josh (@thewhippasnappa) January 12, 2020
— Guy Lambert (@GRALambo) January 12, 2020
And some that just enjoyed the episode period.
Well I liked Orphan 55! I must admit, being thrown right into the action was a little disorienting and the elderly couple really didn’t need to be there but it was a rather bleak tale and the monsters were brilliantly used and scary! But it was a great story! #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/oFJwbFaptX
— Jordan Shortman (@JordanShortman1) January 12, 2020
Others noted that the Doctor should never take a holiday.
now the fam needs a vacation from this vacation #DoctorWho
— dosia | dw spoilers (@glitterriddler) January 12, 2020
And there were some who found it to be an average episode
So tonight’s #DoctorWho was…. interesting but also a bit of a rollercoaster! The creatures were interesting and the twist again was something that was good but besides that it just had vibes of the Alien films especially with the vehicle and landscape. Overall an average tbh!
— Solartron – New Year’s! 2020! 🎉🎉 (@Solarlightphase) January 12, 2020
— Hayden (@WhoviVortex) January 12, 2020
Chris found the story to be a bit off this week
It was alright. Great monsters, quite frightening. But it get like I just had Greta Thunberg lecture me though. So that’s always fun. #DoctorWho
— Chris Walker-Thomson (@ChrisWalkerT) January 12, 2020
The Sisterhood was clear on their opinions of this week’s episode
Ok. So – that wasn’t subtle. But it’s a message worth hammering home. Need to process the rest of it. Felt like there were some strange choices…?
— The Sisterhood of Karn (@sisterhood_karn) January 12, 2020
James Peaty had a similar reaction
That was like watching something from 1986…
— James Peaty – TABLE 19 at London Film & Comic Con. (@JamesPeaty1575) January 12, 2020
I do find myself agreeing with @LRoundels about Yaz.
… right some positives
I liked the design work.
I’m finding Yaz far more likeable this year.
— Lit Roundels (@LRoundels) January 12, 2020
Doctor Who continues next Sunday 19th January with ‘Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror’ on BBC One and BBC America.
The time: the earliest years of the 20th century. The place: New York City. Inventor Nikola Tesla is at war with his rival Thomas Edison. However, there’s an even greater threat in their midst…
Written by Nina Metivier. Directed by Nida Manzoor. Guest-starring Anjli Mohindra, Goran Visnijc, Robert Glenister, and Haley McGee.