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On Air (Inhaling "Oxygen")

On Air (Inhaling "Oxygen")

If you're going to make an anticapitalist statement through a Doctor Who story, you've got your work cut out for you in making it distinct enough from all the previous stories that made the same statement. Good thing, then, that Oxygen subverts the show's entire sci-fi canvas by showing us a grittily realistic outer-space scenario where the title molecule is in short supply. Add elements of zombie horror and a compelling mystery, and you almost have a Who classic in the making. Just don't get too blinded by your clever premise.

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Story Essentials

  • Series 10, Episode 5

  • Story number: 272, per the The Pull To Open Codex

  • Production Code: 10.05

  • Writer: Jamie Mathieson

  • Showrunner: Steven Moffat

  • Aired 13 May 2017

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  • Season 2

  • Episode 18

Hosts: Pete Pachal and Chris Taylor

Outro music: Chronos by Alexander Nakarada

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