The Warehouse of the title is a bit of a parody on the huge distribution sites that have been built by on-line companies such as Amazon, where anything can be bought, packed and sent with the click of a button.
But this warehouse is in space and has seen better days; no deliveries are being made to the planet it orbits and the mould and vermin appear to be taking over.
The Doctor and Mel land and discover not only these problems but that each bay/section of the warehouse - hardware, food, etc - are staffed by clone families, one of which has gone rogue and sealed themselves in. The computer system is playing up, and the warehouse supervisor - who makes the odd tannoy announcement - is a bit of a mysterious and aloof figure.
The adventure is intriguing and involves a trip planet-side to look why no orders are currently being made for the bounty of goods in storage, and throughout makes reference to today's click and collect culture.
It gets better with repeat listens, and is well worth the trip. Great sound design too.
I liked this. I thought it started off strong but then became a bit of a 'run around' with little else. The satire disappeared as well, which was a shame. I honestly thought that this trilogy, with We are The Daleks was going to be a good sharp dig at consumerism/capitalism, but it didn't turn out this way. Might relisten to this at some point. Not sure if it is better than Kerblam! though.
'Well now I know you're mad. I just wanted to make sure."
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