Doctor Who: Every Thirteenth Doctor Episode Ranked From Worst To Best

30. The Battle Of Ranskoor Av Kolos

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A Doctor’s introductory story never has a particularly strong villain, and we accept this - after all, the focus should be solely on the new protagonist.

When Tim Shaw first showed up in the Series 11 premiere, it was fine. But when they brought that same, underdeveloped villain back for the finale, we all mustered a collective "uh… what?"

Something clearly went very wrong with this story in production (showrunner Chris Chibnall doesn't even like it, and has admitted that they filmed with a first draft of the script), and it shows. There's a complete lack of stakes - and a complete lack of plot, for that matter.

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