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Published on May 23rd, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

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Unicorn and the Wasp Reaction

Reaction to The Unicorn and the Wasp was largely positive across the web and the national press, with only The Times putting a downward spin on things.

According to them:

[Gareth] Roberts’s Shakespeare episode of Doctor Who last year was a triumph. The Unicorn and the Wasp (it should surely have been called Who-dunnit?) fell a touch short.

The Stage’s Scott Matthewman (how many names does he need?) meanwhile took the job of reviewer to the other extreme, declaring incredulously

The Unicorn and the Wasp is unlike any Doctor Who story in the programme’s history. Right now, after my third hungry devouring of its glorious combination of melodrama, comedy and high tension, I’d venture that I’ve just watched the best edition of the show since its 1963 beginnings.

Have a word with yourself – that’s plain ridiculous. Even if I thought Logopolis was "the best edition of the show since its 1963 beginnings" I wouldn’t be publishing that opinion the web – that’s not what reviewing is about. Balanced and considered views, please, no "squee".

Far more interesting than sychophancy is Felicity Kendall’s chat with Radio Times, in which the guest star of The Unicorn and the Wasp reveals that she’s finally famous!

"People are more impressed that I’ve done this than most things that I’ve done," the former Rosemary and Thyme actress told Radio Times. "All sorts of young people will be watching it thinking that I really am the bee’s knees now. So I feel that I’ve made it!"

Of course the reality is that young men aren’t looking at her arse anymore.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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