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15 April 2017 @ 10:41 am
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Survival has always felt like a thoughtful story that the show, at the time, didn't have the resources to do justice to.

I'll be interested to see in a few (10?) weeks' time how, nearly 30 years later, Rona Munro's next script fares.

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daniel_saunders: Leekleydaniel_saunders on April 15th, 2017 10:57 pm (UTC)
I think Survival is pretty good all things considered. I suppose the Cheetah costumes could be a bit better, but by classic Who standards I think it holds up well. More problematic is that the subtle allegory of the first episode turns into preaching by the final episode.
louisedennis: Doctor Wholouisedennis on April 16th, 2017 12:00 pm (UTC)
I'd say the points of failure were the Cheetah costumes and, if memory serves, the acting often lacked a sufficient sense of aggression. It was definitely part of a trend where, I would say, the show was beginning to find its way again (albeit too little, too late) but I think the lack of budget shows in a way it doesn't with Curse of Fenric.

You could be right about the preaching. Hopefully Munro has matured as a writer as well.
daniel_saunders: Leekleydaniel_saunders on April 16th, 2017 12:17 pm (UTC)
Given that Survival was her first TV work (possibly one of her first professional works) and now she's one of the most lauded writers in the country, I am hopeful that she has matured!