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What Did You Think of Class: The Metaphysical Engine, Or What Quill Did?

That’s it: you’ve had nearly a whole week to enjoy The Metaphysical Engine, Or What Quill Did, a companion piece to Detained, just as Class is a sort of companion piece to Doctor Who, despite not actually featuring any of the Doctor’s companions. Phew. This is getting unnecessarily complicated.
So what did you think of the episode? Was it unnecessarily complicated? Was it a masterpiece? Was it like shoving a finger in your own eye?
We’ve got to praise Katherine Kelly, who knocked it out of the park as Miss Quill. Mind you, she’s not disappointed, no matter the episode. But the narrative felt just as, if not more, experimental as Detained, which naturally has mixed results. Some will have loved it, and some will have loathed it. Some will think it jumped around too much; others will say it sustained our interest because it changed its scenery so often.
And at its heart, moral dilemmas!
Vote in our poll, and see how the general consensus on this sure-to-be-divisive episode.

Done? Thanks very much! Expand on your thoughts in the comments section below, and we’ll collate a few together soon in our regular Night Study pieces, judging the reaction to Class from the DWC Community.
Now, who else is looking forward to The Lost, the final episode of Class? (We’ll be sad to see it end, however…)

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

What Did You Think of Class: The Metaphysical Engine, Or What Quill Did?

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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