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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.
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...
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.
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