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The Tsuranga Conundrum

ShowDoctor Who / Series XI / Episode 5
First Broadcast2018/11/05 - 18:00 (Link: ABC TV)
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Previous EpisodeArachnids In The UK
Next EpisodeDemons Of The Punjab

After accidentally triggering a sonic bomb, the Doctor and her companions are rescued by a medical ship, the Tsuranga. The conundrum of the episode title is how are they going to survive an alien that has boarded the ship too. The delightful creature, with the somewhat childish name of the Pting, is very dangerous and little is known about it. It eats non-organic material and seems intent on eating the whole ship. Eventually the Doctor figures out it desires energy sources and tricks into eating a sonic bomb and launching it into space. Conundrum solved.

Overall a reasonable episode. The story wasn't too bad and the attempts at humour mostly landed. The references to the Book Of The Celebrants are intriguing. I wonder what was in the Doctor's volume.