I thought this week's Doctor Who was the best of a mediocre batch but it still didn't really make much sense.|
I was finally glad to see the back of the Ponds but admit that their final story was quite nicely done, at least as far as character moments go. Also the Angels were as creepy as ever.
Things I didn't like. Did we really have to see the obnoxious Professor Song again (and didn't anyone find it odd that there was no greeting between her and her parents; they barely even glanced at each other)? The story would have worked far better IMO with Brian's Dad. Also, while the Angels are definitely eerie because we never see them actually move, often the camera is looking directly at them but the characters aren't in which case we should be seeing them move. Careless direction me thinks. Finally, my biggest greviance with this story is that idea that the Ponds are trapped back in time and the Doctor cannot rescue or even visit them. Why? He has a time machine and a means of getting messages to them so why not arrange to have them fly to England in the 1950s or 1960s, whenever they were, and meet him there. Or have the Doctor land in another city where they aren't and fly/travel by car/bus/train to get the Ponds and bring them back?
The Angels are definitely terrifically sinister creations but the idea of zapping someone back in time in a series where the protagonist has a time vehicle is just not very clever or even emotional IMO. This story tried to explain why the Doctor could not go directly back to 1938 but it was isolated to one location. Why the Doctor didn't think to go to Chicago and catch a flight from there to New York, I'll never know. He's not very bright, is he?
Edited by Darren at 01:10:25 01-10-2012
PS3, PS Vita, PC (Intel Core i7-4770K, 16 GB, 3 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780, Windows 8 Pro), iPad 4