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YMMV / Doctor Who S19 E5 "Black Orchid"

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  • Broken Base: Depending on who you ask, this is either a delightfully grounded fun romp or a complete waste of time where the characters faff about in fancy dress.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The scene where Adric wants to help the Doctor and Lord Cranleigh to rescue Nyssa, only to be held back and told that "two are enough". Difficult to watch when you consider that one of the reasons Adric was killed off was because the show's writers were finding it difficult to juggle three companions.
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  • Just Here for Godzilla: The only reason to own the DVD for this story (aside from completing the collection) is for the hilarious DVD Commentary with the main cast.
  • Les Yay: Tegan cheerfully demonstrates the Charleston for Nyssa.
  • Signature Scene: The Fifth Doctor playing cricket is one of the defining scenes of his tenure. It is guaranteed to be included in any montage of it.


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