Kerblam!
Doctor Who Season 11

87%

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Critic Ratings: 30
Critics Consensus

Adorable automatons, educational undertones, and an everyday object turned horrifying monster make "Kablam!" a fun, fear-inducing callback to earlier iterations of Doctor Who.

Episode Info

A mysterious message arrives in a package addressed to the Doctor, leading her, Graham, Yaz and Ryan to investigate the warehouse moon orbiting Kandoka, and the home of the galaxy's largest retailer, Kerblam.

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Critic Reviews for Kerblam!

Little things like Twirly the delivery bot and even the basic idea of killer bubble wrap are imaginative flourishes. But it didn't all come together with enough poetry.

Nov 19, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

We're still waiting for a truly great sci-fi episode this season, and "Kerblam!" most definitely isn't it. It's at best visually interesting, and at worst poorly written pseudo-intellectualism with very little to say.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Episode 7 of Doctor Who provides an insight into our possible future of a robot-filled workplace and the unfortunate effect this has on the relationship between people and machines.

Apr 1, 2019 | Full Review…

It's not bad, not great, it's just a good little episode tucked away in the middle of a series. It's a fine way to spend an hour.

Jan 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

With three episodes left in the season, I can only hope there will be a reason for children to hide behind their sofas once more, instead of feeling like they have to engage in an ethical discussion about the fallibility of man with their parents.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

There's a clear critique of consumerism in this, at least as it pertains to thoughtless consumption or the belief that things can lead to happiness.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

There are no "the fury of the Time Lord" moments thus far. Binary good and evil is largely missing, and I can understand why that makes some viewers feel dissatisfied. It is, however, the perfect message for the time we live in.

Dec 10, 2018 | Full Review…

'Kerblam!' was absolutely and unequivocally NOT about Amazon.

Nov 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Kerblam! delivers some familiar tropes of Doctor Who, but it packs enough twists right up until the last few minutes that a Broadchurch showrunner would be very happy.

Nov 19, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Because, by any measure of surprise, this was an off-the-scales shocker of a show.

Nov 26, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Kerblam, is an adventure that builds a world and finally gives the companions equal footing.

Nov 20, 2018 | Rating: 4.4/5 | Full Review…

While there have been references back aplenty, Kerblam! is at the dead centre of the Venn diagram between The Way Things Were and The Way They Are Now.

Nov 21, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…