“A watery nightmare.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.
Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars, BBC1
“It’s a belter, a watery nightmare – scary, moving, relevant, believable, sometimes even funny.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian
“The body-snatched created a sense of threat that was unhelpfully blended with comedy. Which – it’s true – has always been an element of Russell T Davies’s revival of the franchise, but seemed to get a little out of hand here.”
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent
“Sunday’s Doctor Who was pre-trumpeted as the scariest yet. It depended how old you were, I suppose, whether you screamed with fear or laughter when the crew of the Martian space base turned into replicas of The Thing from the Fantastic Four and began sprouting water. On my frightometer, these geysers barely registered.”
Andrew Billen, The Times