Ok, first off you make some good points. But this one I've heard before, and is a real head scratcher for me. For one thing, I've never seen Jasper Carrot before, so they're new to me. #2 recycling your own jokes isn't that uncommon or that horrible, so long as they're funny. Jeff Foxworthy has told the same joke for his entire career. Series 6 had running gags that were essentially the same joke over and over again. So Paul Alexander did it too. Big deal. You know what's usually considered worse? Stealing someone else's joke. But sometimes this isn't as big of a deal as it can be either. Especially if you arrived independently at the joke by mere coincidence. Like in BTE. At least I hope so/hypothesize so. What am I talking about? The Cat mixing up "testicles" and "tentacles". Wonderful little underrated gem of the 1980's had that idea before: "Better off Dead" starring John Cusak. Not original, but still funny. Alright, now that one really was strangely bad. What was the point of all that repetition? Some of that needed to be left on the cutting room floor. I agree that her delivery here wasn't great, but I am a Clare Grogan kind of guy afterall. It was all for the sake of comedy, for sure. But that's keeping in the spirit of series 8 in general: comedy first, sci fi second. Nothing really wrong with that, per se. And yes, as I stated previously earlier episodes (like you mentioned, Future Echoes were better written, no doubt). That certainly doesn't matter a jot to me either. The CGI dinosaur was funny. Though I'd prefer a puppet or model (but my views on CGI have been expressed extensively in other posts). I agree that the time wand was cool, but the twist was the dinosaur, as if to say "Things go wrong alot with the Dwarfers, don't they?"