Doctor Who (1963)

Season 19 Episode 12

Kinda, Part Four

Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Feb 09, 1982 on BBC

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  • The Doctor defeats the Mara...

    The idea of an evil force being hidden in most people - only to come out when the time is right is a great one. And watching Tegan initially struggle with this force - only to succumb to its power is good. But then the idea falls flat. The characters of Sanders and Hindle are completely unbelievable and Aris isn't any good either. There are too many plot holes, what happened to the missing men, did Tegan really sleep in the forest for 2 days without anyone checking on her, Adric acts intelligent and stupid in different scenes, the Doctor says its the end of everything when given a vision - really? And watching Hindle and Sanders cut cardboard figures in a scene is childish in the extreme! And finally the Mara rises as a giant rubber snake - very disappointing. Its one of those stories that look good on paper - but on TV looks ridiculous and painful to watch.