Doctor Who - Season 11, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Tsuranga Conundrum



Critic Consensus: True colors rise to the surface in "The Tsuranga Conundrum" as the team tackles difficult emotions, new found confidence, and impending mayhem.

Episode Info

Injured and stranded in the wilds of a far-flung galaxy, The Doctor, Yaz, Graham and Ryan must band together with a group of strangers to survive against one of the universe's most deadly -- and unusual -- creatures.


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Critic reviews for The Tsuranga Conundrum

There's some fun to be had here but this episode is destined to be skipped on rewatches.

October 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The big themes of The Tsuranga Conundrum - birth, death, gender identity, fatherhood - coupled with the Doctor's quick-thinking to save them all, make for an engaging installment to Whittaker's first series at the TARDIS' helm.

April 1, 2019 | Full Review…

A good slice of Who that gave us some good character moments, but was once again lacking in the villain department and The Doctor is still coming off as plain and vanilla...

January 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Did I enjoy this episode? Sure. Will I be tempted by a plush P'Ting? Probably. While we can't have an incredible episode of Doctor Who every week, but I am getting a little worried that this series isn't going to gift us anything truly groundbreaking.

January 14, 2019 | Full Review…

This story took great joy in flipping plenty of other common tropes on their heads.

January 8, 2019 | Full Review…

It's the first episode that actually suffers for having this many companions, as most of the story is explored and resolved by the guest cast... Those grumbles aside, not a (space) disaster.

November 5, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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