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Critic Consensus: Ambitious and critical, "Oxygen" is a showcase of writer Jamie Mathieson's deep understanding of what makes Doctor Who work.

Episode Info

The Doctor and his crew get stuck in a spaceship and battle killer spacesuits.

Cast

Peter Capaldi
as The Doctor
Pearl Mackie
as Bill Potts

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Critic Reviews for Oxygen

This was The Walking Dead: Intergalactic Edition.

May 15, 2017 | Full Review…

It's almost shocking how good (and how overtly Marxist) a critique of capitalism this turns out to be.

May 14, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Oxygen is marvellous.

Nov 28, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

What elevated "Oxygen" from a good episode of Doctor Who into what could be a game-changing episode of Doctor Who was the fact that the Doctor's brash actions finally caught up with him...

May 18, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

May 16, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

May 15, 2017 | Full Review…

"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.

May 15, 2017 | Rating: 8.1/10 | Full Review…

This week's Doctor Who may have elicited a giant gasp at the end, but thanks to the deft skills of episode writer Jamie Mathieson, I was a little short on "Oxygen" myself the whole way through.

May 15, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Possibly the best episode so far this season.

May 15, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

"Oxygen" has the makings of a legitimately great episode compressed to the point that it's stuck closer to very good. It's hard to fault a television episode its overambition, least of all an episode of Doctor Who.

May 15, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…