This episode was bittersweet. Especially when you know that this is Amy and Rory’s last episode before their exit next week. There were a lot of beautiful moments between Amy and the Doctor, The Doctor telling her that he misses them and how Rory and Amy can’t seem to say goodbye to their raggedy man.
It started with cubes appearing out of nowhere all over the planet. This particular story seemed secordary to the interaction between the Ponds and the Doctor. I think, that as viewers we don’t think much about the passing of time. Amy put in brilliantly, time still moved for them, when they travelled with the Doctor. So ever if the Doctor returned them a few seconds after they left, they still aged while their friends don’t. Ahh time travel, it’s enough to give you a headache if you think about it too much.
The Doctor Who writing crew love to insert references to the pass seasons. Creating links between the past and future, pleasing everyone of their fans.
The next episode features the return of the weeping angels, hate those things and the return of River Song, which should be interesting. I’m sure that I’m going to need some tissues and we say our final goodbye to the Ponds.
SO here we are, episode #2. I’ve been watching a lot of films with dinosaurs in them. The little monster is a little, shall we say obsessed with them at the moment. I’ve watched Ice Age 3 so many times I could tell you every word, joke and character. We’ve also gained two dinosaurs toys called Dip and Patch, now these aren’t their real names but I can’t prounce them for the life of me. It kind of makes you wondered what people were thinking of when they first started naming fossils.
But I get off topic.
I watched episode #2 of Doctor Who tonight. I can’t say that I loved it, I really wish I could. The Doctor shows his dark side at the end, he has no time for mass murderers, but then again, who does? We met Brian Pond (not actually a Pond but you’ve got to love the Doctor’s devotion to Amy. To him they aren’t the Williams, their the Ponds) who’s Roy’s dad. We meet Queen Netifiti (that’s probably not how you spell it) and the big game hunter, I think his name was Roy.
The special effect were pretty incredible and I did feel a little sad when one of the dinosaurs were killed.
What I didn’t like, this episode feels a lot like filler to me. Okay it had dinosaurs and a side bit where Amy is worried that they never hear from the doctor. It’s been about ten months for her, since they saw him last. She always feels like the girl left waiting, that she’d never know if anything happened to him. There is a nice bit at the end where the Doctor sends them a postcard as a way of keeping in touch.
I really didn’t like the robots. They were primarily used as comic relief but it felt like two comedians, which I’m pretty sure it was, trying to out do each other. They didn’t feel connected to the story in the slightiest and I would have preferred something like the cybermen or daleks. It needed to be either darkness or light, or at least dark humor.
Next weeks episode features Cowboys and Cyborgs. The end of Rory and Amy is coming closer, I’m not looking forward to it. I see tissues in my future.
I’m not the world’s greatest doctor who fan but damn I love it. I go months waiting for it on TV, I talk about it at great length with my mother and I love how it’s all connected.
When I first heard that David Tennett wasn’t continuing as the doctor, I was a little bit heartbroken. I’m not embarassed to say that I was a little bit in love with him. That final scene when he says that he doesn’t want to go? I cried, oh yeah big sobbing tears because I didn’t want him to go either.
Then Matt Smith came onto the scene, I really didn’t want to like him. I thought that the directors were dumbing down, aiming for a younger audiences and leaving the loyal viewers in the dust. Thankfully the 3rd season has just started and Matt Smith is an excellent doctor. I’ve read somewhere that Matt will be leaving as the doctor by 2014. It feels ages away but when you think about how the seasons actually work, this could actually be the last time we see him as the Doctor. I already know that Roy and Amy are going this year, in tragic circumstances if won’t has been said is true. Considering the latest attempt at misdirection and I will not mention it here until next week, the producers and writers are not above playing dirty.
This was an amazing episode, heartbreaking in a surprise reveal and full of that almost classic who humour. To be completely honest I would love to write for this show, not the actual tv show but the stories that accompany it. I don’t think that will ever be possible though.