This episode is another disappointment, a soviet sub where everyone on board talks with an English accent (though they are Russian). Another thing, just while I’m focusing on the things that shouldn’t be possible, why does the TARDIS translation matrix make the Soviets mouths move differently? The episode itself felt like a bad Alien movie, a bad guy stealthily moving and picking off humans one-by-one on the craft which there is no escape from. Skaldak (the Martian who’s fingers should be too big for his suit) has a different skin tone on his face then on his hands so does that mean he has and his helmet off and the rest of his suit on for quite a while. However I am looking forward to watching “Hide”. Hopefully that will win me over… but if not Matt Smith, well you better watch out.
I was hoping, after last week’s post, that I would not ever have to comment negatively on Doctor Who again. Sadly, The rings of Ahkaten (the latest episode) was slightly less painful then having my intestine removed by a three year-old with Parkinsons carrying a plastic fork.
One of the things I found particularly annoying was the classic Matt Smith hardcore “you can’t win” speech, and the small girl with very little differences to a human (funny face marks), singing a song that calms a great and strong god.
Still holding out though because I really want to see the cybermen (and some good special effects for a change). So yes, quite a horrible two episodes to start off with, but hey you never know, by the end of the series it might get better, and if it doesn’t, then we have lost a great show. Not going to write DW’s obituary just yet, but he’s off to a bad start.
Well, what an episode we have had. A new enemy for the Doctor, an episode where Clara Oswin Oswald doesn’t die and a motor bike that can drive up walls. Yes, it almost makes up for the fact that it is a horrible episode with annoying villains and stupid plot. Perhaps the reason I don’t like this is that I am just fine with the current villains: Cybermen, Daleks, etc. Sometimes you ask yourself why they do it, I mean the main bad guy you see at the end looks like something that would be high-tech in 1990 but not the 21st century. I was hoping it to be that the Cybermen were behind it, to be honest because they haven’t been on the show for quite a while, and at the end of the day all that anyone wants is to hear a used-to-be human say “DELETE” in a monotonous tone. Overly, I feel that what could have been a great starting point to what I hope will be a great series, was somewhat lacking in the pizzazz that we watch Doctor Who to see.