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Critic reviews for Oxygen
It's almost shocking how good (and how overtly Marxist) a critique of capitalism this turns out to be.
Oh, Oxygen is good. Not perfect, but it's a treat of an episode that nails the funny/quirky/scary Venn Diagram of what Doctor Who is.
The whole affair is reminiscent of an incredibly dark Black Mirror episode, and makes for a compelling twist on what could have been a rote zombies in space scenario, but in fact becomes exponentially darker.
"Oxygen" has its moments, particularly when dealing with the zombie-ish unfortunates who couldn't cough up the cash need to keep on breathing, but the episode itself is not one of Season 10's strongest outings.
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