Monday, August 25, 2014

Warning: Doctor Who Spoilers

Here's what I thought of the latest episode (aired on 23rd August 2014).

I really prefer sci fi to horror, and this was definitely horror. It wasn't a children's story, either.
  • A sad, lonely, female dinosaur is horribly killed in flames
  • Someone is mugged and his eyes removed
  • A balloon carrying the Doctor is made of human skin
  • The Doctor mugs a tramp (although he thinks better of it and gives up his watch)
  • The Doctor may or may not have pushed a robot to his death
It was too slow and repetitive. How many times do we need to be told
  • That Madame Vastra and Jenny are married?
  • That this Doctor is really the same as the old Doctor?
  • That this Doctor is very, very old (although younger than the first Doctor)?
  • That this Doctor is not Clara's boyfriend?
Plus the "Did he fall or was he pushed?" was laboured. I got it the first time.

But there were some humorous moments, and bits of it were fun. Capaldi is brilliant and given half a chance will make a wonderful Doctor. I hope he's given that chance.
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