ELO, an obese alien and a living cement fleshlight in possibly the most divisive episode of Doctor Who to date.
The Tenth Doctor and Rose stay out of this one almost entirely. In a first for Doctor Who, this week we’re treated to a vlog by ELO-fan, Elton, as he talks us through how he joined “LINDA”, London Investigative ‘N’ Detective Agency.
Originally formed to track down The Doctor, LINDA soon develops into a glorified daycare centre for lonely grownups, until the mysterious Victor Kennedy arrives and puts them back on track with almost militaristic attention to detail.
Kennedy isn’t all that he seems, though, and soon members of LINDA begin to disappear.
Love and Monsters is, if not the most hated, then surely one of the most divisive episodes of Doctor Who, ever. The (main) alien of the week, The Abzorbaloff, was originally designed by 9-year-old William Grantham for a Blue Peter competition. And well done, Will! Truly, congratulations!
What a shame that this episode has to suck so hard, though…
P.S. Here are (a) the Love and Monsters chase sequence and (b) the advert the Drewdhammer refers to in this episode. Notice any similarities?
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PS: Mirimu, who guest-appeared at the round table this week, gave this episode a 2.5.