The Legend Of Ruby Sunday – Doctor Who Season 1 Episode 7 – The DVDfever Review

The Legend of Ruby Sunday

The Legend Of Ruby Sunday is the seventh episode of (ahem) Season 1.

Once again, Russell T Davies has run out of ideas, so he’s back to fill time with UNIT again, and because it’s RTD’s world, as Kate shouts at her staff, they all stand to attention like a bunch of cucks, every one of them ticking a diversity box in some way.

Apparently, we have to care about Ruby’s birth, but this episode also bores us into trying to pretend we need to know why Susan Twist is in every episode. This time round, she’s called Susan Triad. The Doctor once used to know another Susan. Is it her? Will I care?

But for almost half the episode, instead of getting stuck into some sci-fi action, everyone sits round and pontificates about what they might’ve lost.

On the plus side, due to alien interference, the average radio can’t pick up Radio 1. What a relief!

The episode started to get slightly interesting around ten minutes from the end, with a conversation between Doc and Susan, but then the episode was quickly on to something else…

Anita Dobson is weird for the sake of it (and so briefly that it makes you wonder why they bothered bringing her into this), Ncuti Gatwa overacts like there’s no tomorrow, and only Ruby’s foster Mum asks the one relevant question. About UNIT, “How much does this cost?”

Indeed. There’s a million things that need fixing in Broken Britain, yet UNIT would rather go back in time to the date when Ruby was born with a ‘Time Window’.

At the point where Susan Triad walks on to her TV show whilst dancing to the B52’s Roam, that was a clear reference to the embarrassing time when Theresa May ‘danced’ like a robot to Abba’s Dancing Queen, looking equally awkward…

And why does the TARDIS have to fly around in the air, when it can just materialise without moving?

The big hoo-hah going on was…

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Still, it helped give me a big yawn.

The Legend Of Ruby Sunday tries to make it look like the end of the world is coming. Hopefully, it’ll be the end of this crap, as it’s dying on its arse in the ratings. Dot And Bubble registered a series ratings low of 3.38m after one week including all catch-up.

You can watch The Legend Of Ruby Sunday on the BBC iPlayer.

You can also pre-order Season 1 on Limited Blu-ray Steelbook, Blu-ray and DVD, ahead of the release date of August 12th 2024.

The Legend of Ruby Sunday – Doctor Who Season 1 Episode 7 – Official Trailer – BBC

Director: Jamie Donoughue
Producer: Vicki Delow
Writer: Russell T Davies
Music: Murray Gold

The Doctor: Ncuti Gatwa
Ruby Sunday: Millie Gibson
Kate Lethbridge-Stewart: Jemma Redgrave
Melanie Bush: Bonnie Langford
Rose Noble: Yasmin Finney
Colonel Ibrahim: Alexander Devrient
Morris Gibbons: Lenny Rush
Harriet: Genesis Lynea
Susan Triad: Susan Twist
Bailey Sinclair: Fela Lufadeju
Carla Sunday: Michelle Greenidge
Mrs Flood: Anita Dobson
Cherry Sunday: Angela Wynter
Colonel Chidozie: Tachia Newall
Corporal Sullivan: Jasmine Bayes
The Vlinx: Aidan Cook
Voice of the Vlinx: Nicholas Briggs
Voice of Sutekh: Gabriel Woolf