Saturday, May 14, 2011

Doctor Who: S6E4

Another weekend, another glorious new episode of Doctor Who, as seen on the BBCA channel. Check your local listings and all that jazz. I know a lot of people didn't like last week's episode, because, well, they hate fun. How can you hate something that has the Doctor and pirates. If it were the third sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean, I could understand, but it wasn't so I don't. This new episode should have all of the nay sayers being a bit happier.

In this one, the Doctor is summoned to a strange planet by a telepathic cube, which we haven't seen in the series in years, since The War Games, if the internet is to be believed. Once there, things start to go south in a spectacular fashion, with the Tardis depowering and then getting stolen with Amy and Rory aboard while the Doctor deals with a crazy woman who seems to know him quite well.

All in all, it was a fantastic episode. Writer Neil Gaiman, who has written other things you should probably have read by now, really knocks it out of the park with a tale that delves into the history of the Tardis and its relationship to the Doctor and is fun as all get out. Plus there's the return of the Ood, though they're a stand in for a new creature they just didn't have the budget to realize. Doesn't matter, as it fits in and is nice to see them again. Matt Smith really shines in particular when dealing with all of the revelations in the episode and although it doesn't really advance the story arc for the season, it's an altogether brilliant episode that really showcases what the Doctor is about--traveling to new places and doing the impossible.

Check it out.

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