Thoughts on: Army of Ghosts / Doomsday

I'm finding it hard to organise my thoughts about this story in a way that will lend itself to a coherent review because of how emotionally devastated that ending has left me. But bear with me, I'll endeavour to put my thoughts into some kind of sensible form. I'm somewhat unimpressed with the decision to… Continue reading Thoughts on: Army of Ghosts / Doomsday

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Thoughts on: Fear Her

Somehow, following Love & Monsters seems to disproportionately improve the quality of this episode. It was a pretty average story, but even an average story is actually kind of refreshing after what came before. For this reason, I think I enjoyed Fear Her more than I otherwise would have --- which is not necessarily anomalous as… Continue reading Thoughts on: Fear Her

Thoughts on: Love & Monsters

In the notes I took for this post as I was watching the episode, I have "starts promisingly". And it did. My interest was genuinely piqued as I watched a young bloke wander upon the TARDIS, imposing and mysterious, with that eerie music in the background. This episode looked set to play out as something… Continue reading Thoughts on: Love & Monsters

Thoughts on: The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit

I take back what I said about Series 2 being more pitched at children. This story was srs bsns. I can scarcely believe this is the same show as New Earth. This was the deepest the revival has gone into the realms of hard science-fiction (or at least science-fantasy) yet: a thematic and stimulating discussion of religion and empirical… Continue reading Thoughts on: The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit

Thoughts on: The Idiot’s Lantern

This was a bit of an odd one. It had its good points and its bad points. I'll start with the good. This episode was really well directed. The cinematography was exceptional, and made for some very creepy moments. The faceless people were quite horrible (in a good way), and the clenching and unclenching of the… Continue reading Thoughts on: The Idiot’s Lantern

Thoughts on: Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel

It's been quite a while since I've seen this two-parter, and I'm happy to say that it's a lot better than I remembered. I had a sketchy memory of this one as a rather camp and overblown Cyberman runaround featuring a deranged wheelchair-ridden Owen (from The Vicar of Dibley) in a parallel universe. To an extent,… Continue reading Thoughts on: Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel

Thoughts on: The Girl in the Fireplace

Moffat, you genius. You brilliant, brilliant man. The Girl in the Fireplace is Steven Moffat's second Doctor Who script, and he's gone and done it again and given us an absolute belter of a story. This was a really masterfully crafted script---in terms of character writing and drama, it's even superior to the masterpiece of The Empty Child/The… Continue reading Thoughts on: The Girl in the Fireplace