Doctor Who Christmas Story; Twice Upon a Time, Not Very Good

pd I have only recently seen the Doctor Who Christmas story, Twice Upon a Time. Yes, I know that I’m way behind. But even so, I have to say that it was a very poor way for Peter Capaldi to go out. The plot of the story was that the twelfth was refusing to regenerate, presumably to die, when he meets the first Doctor, who was also refusing to regenerate. As a result of both refusals, there was some kind of problem with the fabric of time. The problem with the idea was that the story didn’t seem to make the difficulty with time to be much of a threat to the universe. The follow through wasn’t very strong. There was a strange alien race that didn’t turn out to be much of a threat. The tension between the two Doctors wasn’t very strong. David Bradley, of course, played William Hartnell in the BBC drama An Adventure in Time and Space, but he really didn’t come across with a good portrayal of the first Doctor. This story could have been and should have been so much better.  Of course, there was the bright spot of Jodie Whittaker as the thirteenth Doctor.

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