Doctor Who - Season 11, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Tsuranga Conundrum



Critic Consensus: True colors rise to the surface in "The Tsuranga Conundrum" as the team tackles difficult emotions, new found confidence, and impending mayhem.

Episode Info

Injured and stranded in the wilds of a far-flung galaxy, The Doctor, Yaz, Graham and Ryan must band together with a group of strangers to survive against one of the universe?s most deadly -- and unusual -- creatures.


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Critic reviews for The Tsuranga Conundrum

"Family" is the central theme of Doctor Who season 11, and "The Tsuranga Conundrum" is a crucial step on Ryan's character journey.

November 5, 2018 | Full Review…

It's the first episode that actually suffers for having this many companions, as most of the story is explored and resolved by the guest cast... Those grumbles aside, not a (space) disaster.

November 5, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Most fans would agree that every season of Doctor Who has at least one bad egg in it, so let's hope that "The Tsuranga Conundrum" has that dishonor this year and the quality will increase again next week.

November 26, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The characters were fine, the acting was fine, the photography was fine. But a whole lot of fine tends to have a negative effect when blended together; there wasn't any pizzazz on the menu, and so the cook rustled up something less than whelming.

November 26, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Even though this wasn't as epic as some of the other episodes we've seen so far, the way Whittaker's Doctor was shot this week was beautiful. So many over-exposed close-ups!

November 7, 2018 | Full Review…

T.A.R.D.I.S. issues aside, there are some really fascinating tweaks to the formula here.

November 5, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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