Doctor Who complete reviews: Terminus

Mirror mirror on the wall. Who is the fairest of them all? Well it certainly ain't me, since my sun-baked-Gollum-in-a-wig visage smashed the mirror into tiny fragments only this morning. In Doctor Who-land though, put The Hand Of Fear or The Stones Of Blood in a mirror and you get...


Tenuous link? Maybe. But then I'd argue that those two Tom Baker stories are made up of three strong parts and a weak final one, whereas Terminus works on the reverse principle in most fans' eyes: an excellent first part goes steadily downhill into a runaround that's so dull it could be hosted by Mike Reid at the local Tory Party Conference (well, in 1983 anyway). Although "G-g-g-g-g-g-gooooo!!!" is a pretty appropriate phrase to bellow at Cameron and his cronies.

Is Terminus that bad though? It's not a Davison story that springs to mind instantly. A bit of memory

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