History YMMV / DoctorWhoS21E7TheTwinDilemma

7th Dec '17 12:52:32 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** It serves as one for the poor writer of this episode, too, Anthony Steven. He got drafted in as a newbie (at ''Doctor Who'': he was a 67-year-old veteran TV writer) with a lot of promise, but had a ''huge'' amount of trouble cranking out a story in the time frame he was given and couldn't handle the pressure or high expectations of writing for a new Doctor, especially not when his debut story (both for him and the Sixth Doctor) was pushed forward many months sooner than he expected. Eventually, in a grossly unprofessional manner, he turned in '''an incomplete script''' right before it was time to produce the story and script editor Eric Saward had to go through and bang out the rest ''very'' hastily. Needless to say, that writer ''never'' worked on''[[CreatorKiller anything,]]'' let alone ''Doctor Who'', ever again.

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** It serves as one for the poor writer of this episode, too, Anthony Steven. He got drafted in as a newbie (at ''Doctor Who'': he was a 67-year-old veteran TV writer) with a lot of promise, but had a ''huge'' amount of trouble cranking out a story in the time frame he was given and couldn't handle the pressure or high expectations of writing for a new Doctor, especially not when his debut story (both for him and the Sixth Doctor) was pushed forward many months sooner than he expected. Eventually, in a grossly unprofessional manner, he turned in '''an incomplete script''' right before it was time to produce the story and script editor Eric Saward had to go through and bang out the rest ''very'' hastily. Needless to say, that writer ''never'' worked on''[[CreatorKiller on ''[[CreatorKiller anything,]]'' let alone ''Doctor Who'', ever again.
7th Dec '17 12:52:14 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** It serves as one for the poor writer of this episode, too, Anthony Steven. He got drafted in as a newbie (at ''Doctor Who'': he was a 67-year-old veteran TV writer) with a lot of promise, but had a ''huge'' amount of trouble cranking out a story in the time frame he was given and couldn't handle the pressure or high expectations of writing for a new Doctor, especially not when his debut story (both for him and the Sixth Doctor) was pushed forward many months sooner than he expected. Eventually, in a grossly unprofessional manner, he turned in '''an incomplete script''' right before it was time to produce the story and script editor Eric Saward had to go through and bang out the rest ''very'' hastily. Needless to say, that writer ''never'' worked on ''Doctor Who'', let alone ''[[CreatorKiller anything]]'', ever again.

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** It serves as one for the poor writer of this episode, too, Anthony Steven. He got drafted in as a newbie (at ''Doctor Who'': he was a 67-year-old veteran TV writer) with a lot of promise, but had a ''huge'' amount of trouble cranking out a story in the time frame he was given and couldn't handle the pressure or high expectations of writing for a new Doctor, especially not when his debut story (both for him and the Sixth Doctor) was pushed forward many months sooner than he expected. Eventually, in a grossly unprofessional manner, he turned in '''an incomplete script''' right before it was time to produce the story and script editor Eric Saward had to go through and bang out the rest ''very'' hastily. Needless to say, that writer ''never'' worked on on''[[CreatorKiller anything,]]'' let alone ''Doctor Who'', let alone ''[[CreatorKiller anything]]'', ever again.
6th Dec '17 11:47:28 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* {{Misblamed}}: Might as well get it out of the way here; the Sixth Doctor's run is considered by many to be the overall nadir of the show's entire history (despite a handful of genuine classic episodes such as Vengeance on Varos and Revelation of the Daleks), and a lot of the blame for that tends to stick to Creator/ColinBaker, as a large part of the problem was with the characterisation of the Doctor himself, with The Twin Dilemma being probably the worst of it. However it would be very unfair to call Baker a bad actor- he's an extremely good actor who was unfortunately given a lot of the worst scripts the show ever saw and had to make the best of what he had, and when given genuinely good material he could really shine.
20th Nov '17 1:59:13 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* DesignatedHero: The Sixth Doctor's most infamous moment is strangling Peri. Throughout the rest of the serial he acts incredibly cowardly and at one point decides to blame her for everything; he never apologises or gets called out for any of this. The rest of his time with Peri can not help but invite uncomfortable similarities to an abusive relationship. On top of that he is one of the most violent Doctors. Thankfully the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho stories would fix all these problems.

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* DesignatedHero: The Sixth Doctor's most infamous moment is strangling Peri. Throughout the rest of the serial he acts incredibly cowardly and at one point decides to blame her for everything; he never apologises or gets called out for any of this. The rest of his time with Peri can not help but invite uncomfortable similarities to an abusive relationship. On top of that he is one of the most violent Doctors. Thankfully the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho stories would fix all these problems.problems in time.
20th Nov '17 1:59:02 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* DesignatedHero: The Sixth Doctor's most infamous moment is strangling Peri. Throughout the rest of the serial he acts incredibly cowardly and at one point decides to blame her for everything; he never apologises or gets called out for any of this. The rest of his time with Peri can not help but invite uncomfortable similarities to an abusive relationship. On top of that he is one of the most violent Doctors. Thankfully the audios fix all these problems.

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* DesignatedHero: The Sixth Doctor's most infamous moment is strangling Peri. Throughout the rest of the serial he acts incredibly cowardly and at one point decides to blame her for everything; he never apologises or gets called out for any of this. The rest of his time with Peri can not help but invite uncomfortable similarities to an abusive relationship. On top of that he is one of the most violent Doctors. Thankfully the audios AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho stories would fix all these problems.
4th Oct '17 8:02:55 PM PaulA
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* BetterThanCanon: This one of the few occasions where the Target Novelisation is much better than the televised story.
9th Aug '17 12:16:37 PM thearborland
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** Anthony Steven [[MisBlamed is sometimes blamed for killing]] ''Doctor Who'' due to his failure to produce a complete script for "The Twin Dilemma" in time to go to production, causing Eric Saward to desperately try to patch together all the pieces haphazardly... [[DisasterDominoes and from there came a downward spiral that brought the show to its knees.]] Is it a wonder why no one's heard from him since? [[OldShame Poor fella probably doesn't want anyone pointing the finger at him anymore.]]

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** Anthony Steven [[MisBlamed is sometimes blamed for killing]] ''Doctor Who'' due to his failure to produce a complete script for "The Twin Dilemma" in time to go to production, causing Eric Saward to desperately try to patch together all the pieces haphazardly... [[DisasterDominoes and from there came a downward spiral that brought the show to its knees.]] Is it a wonder why no one's heard from him since? [[OldShame Poor fella probably doesn't want anyone pointing the finger at him anymore.]]
24th Jul '17 3:11:26 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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** It serves as one for the poor writer of this episode, too, Anthony Steven. He got drafted in as a newbie with a lot of promise, but had a ''huge'' amount of trouble cranking out a story in the time frame he was given and couldn't handle the pressure or high expectations of writing for a new Doctor, especially not when his debut story (both for him and the Sixth Doctor) was pushed forward many months sooner than he expected. Eventually, in a grossly unprofessional manner, he turned in '''an incomplete script''' right before it was time to produce the story and script editor Eric Saward had to go through and bang out the rest ''very'' hastily. Needless to say, that writer ''never'' worked on ''Doctor Who'', let alone ''[[CreatorKiller anything]]'', ever again.

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** It serves as one for the poor writer of this episode, too, Anthony Steven. He got drafted in as a newbie (at ''Doctor Who'': he was a 67-year-old veteran TV writer) with a lot of promise, but had a ''huge'' amount of trouble cranking out a story in the time frame he was given and couldn't handle the pressure or high expectations of writing for a new Doctor, especially not when his debut story (both for him and the Sixth Doctor) was pushed forward many months sooner than he expected. Eventually, in a grossly unprofessional manner, he turned in '''an incomplete script''' right before it was time to produce the story and script editor Eric Saward had to go through and bang out the rest ''very'' hastily. Needless to say, that writer ''never'' worked on ''Doctor Who'', let alone ''[[CreatorKiller anything]]'', ever again.
18th Jul '17 12:25:02 PM Pren
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Six's infamous line "I'm the Doctor, whether you like it or not!" got a bit RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap when Colin Baker applied it to the misogynist complaints against the Doctor becoming a woman thirty years later.
17th Jul '17 2:36:33 AM ClintEastwood
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* DesignatedHero: The Doctor is such an unlikable prick in this story that it effectively doomed both the series and Creator/ColinBaker's run.

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* DesignatedHero: The Doctor Sixth Doctor's most infamous moment is such strangling Peri. Throughout the rest of the serial he acts incredibly cowardly and at one point decides to blame her for everything; he never apologises or gets called out for any of this. The rest of his time with Peri can not help but invite uncomfortable similarities to an unlikable prick in this story abusive relationship. On top of that it effectively doomed both he is one of the series and Creator/ColinBaker's run.most violent Doctors. Thankfully the audios fix all these problems.
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